A Simple Note with Countless Sayings 1

This card started out life as a Clean and Simple Saturday card...but I got a little carried away :) 

This one went a bit sideways on me, but I glad it did because I LOVE the way it turned out!

The stamp set I used here, Countless Sayings I, is a new photopolymer stamp set from Stampin' Up! I have to let you know that I am a huge fan of the photopolymer stamps. They cling well and make stamping straight very easy since you can see right through the stamp! I was so very pleased when Stampin' Up! announced recently that they will be manufacturing their photopolymer stamps at the Kanab facility...this sounds to me like they are here to stay and will have more offerings. Can't wait!!

I had so much fun making these cute little banners with the new punch that will be offered during Sale-a-bration! So easy to make a perfect banner, just punch, punch, punch! and you're done! I applied a line of Sticky Strip to the back of my cardstock, adhered my ribbon, and then added another layer of Sticky Strip and then just place my banners. Easy Peasy! Are you making your shopping list yet? All of the new Sale-a-bration products are fab-u-lous!

I discoverd that I do not own the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (a situation I will have to remedy!). I tried the Small Heart Punch, but it was too small. Then I tried the Full Heart Punch, but it was too big. Stay with me here...

I poked around in my stash a bit and discovered that the Circle Card Thinlits Dies has a heart die that was just right! There are lots of accessories in this Thinlits Dies set, please give it a second look!

I embossed the "I" and the "You" in white and used coordinating cardstock for the hearts. They make me so happy!

A coordinating envelope and this card is ready to go! I hope you've enjoyed my project today and give the new photopolymer stamps a try :) Your comments keep me motivated...I would love to hear from you! Thanks and have a super day!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Countless Sayings I (135892)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Coastal Cabana (131297), Strawberry Slush (131295) Cardstock; 2013-2015 (130136) Designer Series paper Stack, Brights (130134) Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Thinlits - Circle Card Dies (133480); Heat Tool (129053); White (109132) Stampin' Emboss Powder; Stampin' Trimmer (126889); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: Coastal Cabana (130024) 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim

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Just Love - CCMC-005

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I have not quite put Valentine's Day behind me...I've been spending my creative time making Valentine's Day/Love You cards to send next year to the troops when I came across this delightful sketch from Create with Connie and Mary. The sketch they provided was just for their design team but I did not let that deter me!

I instantly 'saw' a card in my head and sat down to create this:

This was a very simple card to create, almost straight from my first vision! I used one of the images from the Oh Hello stamp set in Basic Gray and ran it through my Big Shot with the new Oval Framelit Dies (which I purchased together to save a bit of $$ - Oh Hello Bundle #131101). I used my new Hearts a Flutter Bundle to stamp and cut out my cute little heart shape-so simple to use!


I created the littlest heart by stamping the heart image from the new Best of Love stamp set in Pool Party and strategically punching it out with my small heart punch. I also had a chance to break out the new Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders-love the stitching detail! The little valley between the embossed stitching and the embossed scallop made a PERFECT spot to run a bit of baker's twine - I think it was made for that!! The sentiment is from the Best of Love stamp set as well...I'm loving that stamp set!

I hope you have enjoyed today's project, I would love it if you left me a comment letting me know what you think...I read and cherish your comments!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Oh Hello (130733), Hearts a Flutter (129252), Best of Love (132987)

Paper: Very Vanilla(101650),  Pool Party(122984) Cardstock; More Amore (129309) Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ink: Basic Gray (126981), Pool Party(126982), Primrose Petals (126858) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Oval Collection Framelit Dies (129381), Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies (130159), Small Heart Punch (117193), Big Shot (113439)

Embellishments:  Pool Party Baker's Twine (125574)

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Be My Valentine

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Today's project is a CASE of a card I found online. I saved the image which wasn't watermarked so unfortunately I cannot give credit to the designer but I loved the card so much I just HAD to make my own with my own colors and papers!

I just love how all the papers coordinate! Hmmm...have I said that before? lol!

EZ Design Ideas

There aren't many elements to this design which is why it works so well. A few pieces punched with a square punch, sponging on the edges, and hearts punch out of glimmer paper for jewelry! One line scored with the Stampin' Trimmer and a well chosen sentiment and that's it! EZ Peasy!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482) Cardstock; More Amore (129309) Specialty Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper (121790)

Ink: Real Red (126949) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), 1" Square Punch (124094), Small Heart Punch (117193), Stamping Sponges (101610)

Embellishments:  None

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CAS Valentine - Winner of Freshly Made Sketches #67

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Update: I'm so please to share with you that this card was selected as the winner of the FMS #67 Challenge! This is what Jennifer Timko had to say about it:

This lovely Valentine's card just captured my heart, so to speak.  First, the color scheme is fantastic.  Then, there are all the little details.  That pretty brad with a coordinating heart out of DSP, the embossed scallop and the rhinestones all create such fabulous texture.  This all adds up to the perfect Valentine for anyone on your list.  Congratulations, Shannon, on being the Queen of Clean!!

Please click here to see all of the wonderful cards submitted this week and many many thanks to Jennifer for choosing my entry!

This week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches is right up my alley - clean and simple! I just love Jennifer Timko's design style...thanks Jennifer! Here's her sketch:

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I had to break out the new product from the Spring Catalog! I'm not really a fru-fru girl so while I think the new More Amore Specialty Designer Paper is the bomb, all that pink is a bit overwhelming to me so...

EZ Design Ideas:

  • I used a neutral for my card base
  • I added texture to the card base by using textured cardstock (retired product unfortunately)
  • Addional texture was added by using the new Core-dinations Card Stock in Pool Party as well as one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders and then only exposing some of the scallop.
  • Ribbon and a small pattern used sparingly provides additional interest while remaining almost neutral
  • All of these subtle layers ensure that the focal point steals the show and I have to say my heart is completely lost to the new Designer Builder Brads, (thanks Pam for sending me a sample) these things are AWESOME!! Just punch whatever your heart desires using the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, adhere it and add the epoxy bubble. That little bubble magnifies the image! AWESOME! (did I say that already?) And, coincidentally, the heart in this pattern paper just HAPPENS to fit very neatly...I love discovering all the ways that Stampin' Up! makes their products coordinate!

  • The sentiment is called Love Heart and was available as a single stamp - I'm really hoping it is included in the next catalog, it's super cute!
  • A small heart was created using the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits and textured cardstock in Primrose Petals
  • The Rhinestone Basic Jewels really add the "WOW" factor to this card and were a total accident! I intended to paper pierce the heart outline and forgot...what to do, what to do...I'm glad I forgot, I think the Rhinestones are the right amount of bling to balance the Designer Builder Brad and are a perfect final touch!

I'm very pleased with this one, I hope you have enjoyed it as well!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Love Heart (currently unavailable but hoping)

Paper: Basic Gray (121044) Cardstock; Pool Party (129321), Primrose Petals (129322) Core'dinations Cardstock; More Amore (129309) Specialty Designer Series Paper

Ink: Primrose Petals (126858) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Delicate Designs Embossing Folders (127023), Full Heart Punch (119883), Fashionable Hearts Embosslits (125596)

Embellishments:  Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126879), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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