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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Play with PPA #135

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Please do not adjust your computer monitor! The pig really is THAT pink! lol

This card was inspired by and created for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.


This card came together in just a matter of minutes for me this week. Once I saw the sketch, the pig from the stamp set 'Button Buddies' came right to mind, in PINK. Melon Mambo to be exact. There he was, stuck in my head, so I pulled out some DSP (Designer Series Paper) that I have be dying to use since it came out (it retires on May 31st so I got in just under the wire!). The polka dot theme just evolved from's kind of amazing how many polka dot products Stampin' Up! has available to choose from! And I decided to use them ALL! Who could blame me? I'm really luvin' my little polka dot piggy, he cracks me up because he is just SO outside of my comfort zone!

I hope he inspires you to pull out paper and ink!


Stamp Sets: Button Buddies, Petite Pairs

DSP: Cheerful Treat, Brights & 2011-2013 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stacks

Ink Color: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade

Cardstock: Melon Mambo

Tools: 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in MM, 3/8" Designer Printed Brads, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stamping Sponges 

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Going in Circles...

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This is the second card we will be making in my 'Simple Stamping' class this week. The class is held at work on our lunch hour so in order to get two cards done in an hour we need to keep them simple. But simple does not have to be plain! Thanks need to go out to Jen Timko for reminding me that simple shapes can come together to create a work of art. 

 I wanted to showcase one of Stampin' Up!'s new Designer Series Paper 'Comfort Cafe' which will be available in the new catalog which will be released on June 1st! This paper is my new favorite so plan on seeing lots of samples with it! The cardstock used is 'Midnight Muse', one of the 2012-2014 In-Colors from the new catalog. For this card I used just about all of my circle punches to punch circles of different sizes and then arranged them on the Very Vanilla cardstock until I was happy. I adhered the circles to the Very Vanilla cardstock (I let one of the circles hang over the edge for added interest) and then ran that layer through my Big Shot using the Houndstooth embossing folder. I adhered that layer to the Midnoght Muse cardstock using Sticky Tape (embossed layers always needs a bit more adhesion). I stamped my sentiment using my new ink pad in Midnight Muse. The new ink pads are the BOMB!! Just one little tap with my stamp and I had a very beautiful clean image on my Very Vanilla cardstock. I also stamped the companion phrase to the inside of the card so that the entire sentiment reads 'So many smiles...begin with you'. I punched the sentiment out with my 1 1/4" circle punch and layered it onto a Midnight Muse circle punched with my 1 3/8" punch, adhered a Dimensional to the back and attached it to my card front. Then I adhered the card front to the card base and voila! I have a super clean and modern looking card in under 20 minutes! EZ Peasy! 

The 'Petite Pairs' stamp set I used here has lots of options for changing the sentiment, expanding the possibilities for this simple card. You could easily swap out the DSP as well to make it masculine, kid and teenager friendly, even grandma friendly! You could also re-oriente the card to landscape. I just see LOTS of options with this layout!


Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs

DSP: Comfort Cafe (available June 1st)

Ink Color: Midnight Muse

Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla

Tools: Circle Punches: 1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", 1/2", Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Big Shot 

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