Mosaic Madness Mr & Mrs

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Today's project is a CASE from page 72 of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog...I needed a wedding card and just fell in love with the simple elegance of this card! Love, love, love the combination of Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate!

The coordinating stamps in the new Mosaic Madness stamp set give you endless creative possibilities and the matching Mosaic Punch just makes putting this card together a snap! I did make an adjustment to the original card by layering the Very Vanilla top layer onto a layer of Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry. I thought the added layers of color gave the card a bit of 'POP'!

I don't currently own the Ticket Duo Builder Punch (gasp!) so I improvised! I have LOTS of thin strips of Whisper White cardstock in my scrap pile so I chose one and stamped this lovely image from the Petite Pairs stamp set. I snipped the strip down to what I thought looked like the appropirate length and then snipped again on the top and bottom until it looked right. Next I took my circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and inserted the ends of my paper in and punched half circles on all four corners and voila! an itty bitty ticket shape! I then used my Stampin' Trimmer to trim down a scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock to layer behind the sentiment and snipped the ends into a banner. A few Stampin' Dimensionals for added depth and four itty bitty Pearl Basic Jewels for the jewelry.

I forgot to snap a picture of the inside of the card but I added the sentiment "Wishing You a Lifetime of Happiness" from the One in a Million stamp set.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend...I plan to spend some time in my stamp room playing with my new goodies, setting up my fall class schedule, and preparing to share some of my organizational tips in upcoming posts.

If you haven't browsed through the new catalog yet, click here and take a few minutes to thumb's wonderful! Or if you prefer to have the actual catalog in hand, Please contact me, I would love to send you a complimentary copy with a only $5 shipping cost. 

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Mosaic Madness (130249), Petite Pairs (122497), One in a Million (126382)

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Crushed Curry (131199), Smoky Slate (131202) Cardstock

Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Smoky Slate (131179), Baked Brown Sugar (131174) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Mosaic Punch (131267), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

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Welcome Baby - PPA156 Color Challenge

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Today's challenge comes to you courtesy of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team. They work hard to bring us great sketches and color combinations to stretch our creativity! 

Wow, these colors just shouted "BABY" to me:

And I meant "BABY" in the most literal sense! I kept the background simple and clean and used embossing folders on the punched pennants for visual interest. I stamped an embellishment from the Pennant Parade Stamp Set, snipped it out with my paper snips and then adhered it, along with a brad in Certainly Celery, to one of the pennants. Bows at the ends of the banner finish it off quite nicely.

I stamped the sentiment in Marina Mist using the Classic Stampin' Pad. I then quickly sifted a bit of Clear Embossing Powder over the top and tapped the excess off. I applied heat to the embossing powder with Stampin' Up!'s AWESOME heat tool and within seconds the sentiment went from "pretty" to "pretty awesome!" 

I can't wait to do more embossing!! Do you like it as well? If so, please give embossing a is so easy and REALLY makes an impact!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: One in a Million (126382), Pennant Parade (122742)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bashful Blue (105120), Certainly Celery (105125), Marina Mist (119682) Cardstock; Subtles (117152) Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Marina Mist (126962) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Houndstooth (123134) Perfect Polka Dots (117335) Chevron (127749), and Argyle (127750) Embossing Folders, Petite Pennants Builder Punch (122361), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments:  3/16" Subtles Brads (119738), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262)

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Fab Friday Fall Gratitude

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Happy Friday Everyone! I discovered a fun sketch over at Fab Friday. They have just set up shop so please pop on over to check out the wonderful designs by a very talented team!

EZ Design Ideas:

  •  Pairing coordinating Designer Papers takes all the guesswork out of design for you


  • Duplicating an image in multiple colors makes for a quick visual impact
  • When grouping items, choose three rather than two or four for a better impact
  • After your layout is complete, take one item away (just like you do for your jewelry) to keep the design simple

I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: One in a Million (126382), Gently Falling (123804)

Paper: More Mustard (100946), Very Vanilla (101650) Cardstock; Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper Stack (126895)

Ink: More Mustard (126964), Raspberry Ripple (126859), Cajun Craze (126965) Classic Stampin' Pads

Tools: None

Embellishments: Linen Thread (104119), Naturals Designer Buttons (127554)

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