Another Thank You - RS#134

I came across this sketch from Retro Sketches this past weekend and had to stop and use it to make a card right away. It is so darling!

And here's what it inspired me to create!

Another Thank You - RS#134

What do you think? In looking back at the card I have to laugh at myself. Both of these pattern papers are from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. I have passed over both of these patterns time and time again, thinking that I would never use them. Then I saw this sketch and when I looked at the papers again, they were a little frilly and feminine and PERFECT for this project!

Another Thank You - RS#134

Here's a closer view for you so you can really see the details. I found both parts of the sentiment in the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set. It is just a wonderful 'go to' stamp set. Both of these fonts just seem to work with the feeling of the papers so well! I added additional banner layers to make the thank you banner pop off the paper a bit more. This combination of Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo and Lost Lagoon is so yummy! I'm so glad that Stampin' Up! makes it easy to create pretty cards by putting color combinations together for us...I would never have put these three together and look what I would have been missing!

Another Thank You - RS#134

These three lovely hearts can also be found in the Another Thank you Photopolymer Stamp Set. I think they are the perfect accent for this card! Of course, one little button with a bow and long tails is a fun accent as well. And (of course) I HAD to sneak a Candy Dot on there somewhere! lol

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. I sure did enjoy making it! I would love to hear what you think!

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Wheely Sweet Friend - RS#132

Hello there! I came across this sketch this morning over at Retro Sketches and was so inspired that I had to sit down and make a card immediately...

And here is what I created with it!

Wheely Sweet Friend - RS#132

My first step in creating this card was to browse through my Stampin' Up! papers. This pattern from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stacks has never caught my eye before, but it did today, in a big way! It has such clean lines that I knew immediately it would be perfect with this sketch. Then I browsed through my stamps and spotted the Cycle Celebration Stamp Set. I thought that the adorable bicycle would fit perfectly and I have been itching to use it.

The card came together quickly after that. I kept all of the lines clean and left just a pop of yellow in the middle. I think it draws your focus immediately to the center of the card.

Wheely Sweet Friend - RS#132

Once again, Candy Dots are the perfect accent. The green in the cardstock and pattern paper is Mossy Meadow and the green in the Candy Dots is Always Artichoke but I think they work wonderfully. Don't be afraid to substitute!

Two notes I wanted to share today:

  • When using a long sentiment, make sure you have it lined up straight before stamping onto your card. This is where the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is helpful.
  • In order to have my two layers be the same depth all the way across, I added a strip of scrap Island Indigo card stock to the left side of the bicycle layer. Now when I adhere it to the card base, it is the same depth as the bottom layer. 

It's my day off so I'm off to finish my to do list! Card making wasn't on the list, but hey, when inspiration strikes you have to run with it, right? lol

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Thank You Buds - PPA214

I am so excited to share with you that I have been selected as a Resident Artist with the Pals Paper Arts design team! A call was put out for applications a few weeks ago so I gathered my courage up and submitted my name...and I was one of three picked to round out both design teams to 11 members each! Woohoo! I can wait to get started so let's do it!!

The design team has a super fun color combination this week:

Aren't the colors yummy??  I couldn't wait to get started designing! I pulled out a new stamp set called Hey There Buds and started coloring with my Stampin' Markers...

Thank You Buds - PPA214

The stamp set actually has the sentiment "hey there" but since I was inking the stamp up with markers, it was easy to just not ink up that sentiment and choose another one. I chose a lovely font for my thank you sentiment and stamped it with the new Memento Black Ink Pad...love the crisp stamp image and the easy clean up-no special cleaner needed!

I added this piece of pattern paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack (only $6.95!) that I have been oogling and saving for just the right card...and today was the day! I added just a small strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock to really help everything 'pop'. And of course we need jewelry, right? I love the three sequins in Crisp Cantaloupe but somewhere in the design process I realized that gold would go well with this color palette so I add some gold sequins as well and love the result!

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