Hey Jen, I Like Your Face!

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It was so funny to find a stamp that said, I Like Your Face!  It’s a phrase that my husband has always said to our kids and grandchildren.  So of course it was only natural that I would make a card using that stamp.  The cute xo paper is the basis for the background of Real Red cardstock.  I cut a matching banner using the Banner Framelits.  The cute bunny is part of a stamp set called Cheerful Critters.

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I can’t wait to ink up the other cuties.  All the sentiments fit inside the signs the critters are holding.  You can order this stamp set from me along with any other Stampin’ Up! products.  Go to Victoria.stampinup.net.  Right now you can get FREE items for every $50 you spend.  Yes, I said FREE.  Check it out.

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So Miss Jen, granddaughter extraodinaire, I like your face just as much as grandpa.

Miss you sugar girl.

Hello There

I’ve been working with several Stampin’ Up! products lately and I have a cute card to show you.

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Isn’t this just the happiest card?  The card base is Night of Navy and is the same color as the sailboat.  One of the greatest advantages of Stampin’ Up! products is that they all color coordinate.  Paper, ink, markers, buttons, etc.  It’s really easy to put together a fun project in a hurry but appear like it was a lot of work.

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This cute octopus was cut from a piece of Maritime designer series paper.  I used my scissors and cut him out because that’s the image I wanted to feature.  He was already this color but I used a Coastal Cabana marker to give him the artsy look.  I also cut out a couple of the starfish.

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The sentiment is from the Hello There stamp set and I used aquamarine chalk ink.  I love the unique look this ink gives to the words.  I popped up the octopus and then added a strip of washi tape to the top edge.

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I used some paper that matches to make an envelope liner.  So fancy!

Come back tomorrow.  I have another special card for you to see.

Lots of Hellos

Sometimes you need a card handy and ready to send out in a hurry.  It’s nice to create a stack all at one time.  They are still special cards but more simple in design.  I came across a stamp from Taylored Expressions that says Hello.  I decided to make it the focus of the cards creating a banner strip.

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I chose both white and ivory scraps and cut them all the same size, 5″ x 1 1/2″.  I stamped them all in with gold ink and used clear embossing powder to heat set.  All ready to go now.

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Some white cardstock, pretty pattern paper and a coordinating color panel and the card is complete.  I added some lines around the border with a marker.  The possibilities are endless with different colors and patterns.  This is a good way to use up scraps and make something beautiful at the same time.

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Here are some examples of paper combinations for my cards.

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Glad you stopped by today.  Thanks!

Florida Flamingos

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This card came together as I was creating.  I used 3 different stamp sets, a fancy embellishment, a clear heart epoxy and several sequins.  Even though the sentiments came from different stamps I love how they coordinate so well.

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Also, the tree with the cute heart leaves works with the flamingos kissing, creating a heart.  I also like the color combination of black, gray and bright pink.  So happy and fun!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Friendly Butterfly

The biggest reason I make cards is to celebrate my friends and enjoy special moments with them.  Today’s card is certainly one of those cards I created for a special friend.

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I used watercolor paper and stamped the Swallowtail Butterfly with Versamark ink.  It’s a clear, sticky ink and when you add embossing powder on top, the design is revealed.

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My special friend loves blue so I used my pretty watercolors and mixed a couple of colors.  I painted over the white embossing and ended up with this fantastic panel.  For the background I used a white pearl paint and added a touch of light tan to contrast with the body of the butterfly.

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I stamped the Love sentiment and mounted the panel on some navy cardstock.

Love you, my friend!

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