Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cool Treats Mini Lunch Box Notes

You all know by now (if you have been following me for a while now) how much I love making mini lunchbox note cards for my daughter’s lunch. Sometimes I just recreate a card I have already made on a smaller scale if I just love the layout, and sometimes I just come up with something new entirely. The later was the case for today’s projects. I was looking and the Cool Tteats Stamp Set and was thinking how warm it’s been here in California. Well, it’s certainly been warm enough for some delicious cool treats and my daughter probably wouldn’t turn them down in a snowstorm either, so in any case, she would love the cards. So I got started on making a trip of mini cards inspired by the stamp set.



I began with a Thick Whisper White Cardstock base for each of them, cut at 3” x 3”. The next layer was cut from regular Whisper White Cardstock at 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”. Then I took the Cool Treats Stamp Set and coordinating dies, the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies and stamped and cut out a few ice creams and popsicles. I stamped one ice cream cone in Lemon Lime Twist Ink and one in Bermuda Bay Ink. Then for the popsicle I wanted an ombré look, so I inked up my stamp, first in Lemon Lime Twist, then used my Sponge Dauber in Bermuda Bay to ink up the bottom half of my popsicle.



After I cut those out, I stamped some backgrounds for each of the mini cards using the Tabs For Everything Stamp Set, Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set, and of course the sprinkles from the Cool Treats Set in the sane coordinating colors. I added a few pieces of Berry Burst Cardstock here and there for a pop of color and used some of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (DSP) as it matched so perfectly with these cards. I added sentiments from the Tabs For Everything Stamp Set onto each of the cards. Finally, to finish them off, I added a few embellishments to each. I used Silver Mini Sequin Trim on one, Silver Metallic Thread and Metallic Sequin Assortment on another, and for the last card I used a few of the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. I hope you like these adorably sweet little cards! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!



Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!


Host A Party


Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of September! Contact me to book an event!

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February 2018 Hostess Code:
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams Birthday Card

Hello peaches and happy Monday! I hope you were able to catch our Sure Do Love You Artisan Blog Hop. If you did, feel free to click on the link. This hop was packed full of amazing projects and ideas that you’re sure to love!

With the blog hop and my Stampin’ Up! corporate post it has been a busy week and I’m now ready to start fresh with a new week and new inspiration. My card today actually came together because of some beautiful paper. Has that ever happened to you? You see some gorgeous paper and you think, “I have got to use that on a project!”, and then inspiration strikes! Now for some of us (totally guilty here), the next step is a battle as to whether we want to use that pretty paper or to hoard it, lol. Well, I’m happy to report that today I resisted the urge and used that gorgeous Desiner Series Paper (DSP) just as it was intended. You’ll see how the paper works perfectly in my card today.



The DSP that I was inspired by is from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog. It’s called Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper. It has some of the most playful and bright colors and images. It’s designed to go with the Bubble Over Set but as soon as I saw the beautiful bright yellow patterned piece, I saw honeycombs! I’ve included a picture of this DSP below.



So that’s where the inspiration started and here’s how the rest of the card came together. I started by using the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. Now even though this stunning set is packed full of delicate dragonflies, it also has some lovely bee images and coordinating dies, so of course I needed to use those sweet little honeybees with my honeycomb paper right?!

So to start my card, I began with my typical white base cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Then I cut the DSP at 4” x 5 1/4” for my first panel. I really wanted that to show in my background so my next layer was cut much smaller. To continue with my honeycomb theme, I embossed this layer with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (try to say that 10 time’s fast, haha). I layered that onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock cut at the same size and I distressed the edges with my Paper Snips. Then I adhered those two panels on top of my DSP panel.

Next, I cut a circle out and inked a potion of it in Daffodil Delight Ink with my Sponge Dauber. I then took my Starburst Punch and punched out a circle from Silver Glimmer Paper. I also stamped the bee image in Basic Black Ink onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock. I die cut a bee from Basic Black Cardstock as well. I added some Black Sequin Trim and Silver Metallic Thread behind my circle layers and added my bees and sentiment on top. To finish off my card, I added some Metallic Enamel Shapes and that finished off my card for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!



Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!


Host A Party


Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of September! Contact me to book an event!

To order online: 
February 2018 Hostess Code:
JAQKGPDA


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog.  This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!


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Friday, February 16, 2018

Small Changes, Big Difference Amazing You Cards


Hey Peaches! I have the honor to be sharing my creativity on Stampin' Up!'s company blog. If you'd like to see it you can go to their Stampin' Up! Facebook Page and see it under their "notes" section or just click here. Today I will be giving you a little sneak peek into my creative process. I just know you’re going to love what I have to share today!

Often times I like to create projects/cards in multiple quantities for certain events like birthdays, showers, etc. If I try to come up with a new design for each one, it can become quite time consuming (and quite frankly, a little boring). To remedy this, I come up with a generic design or layout and just change one aspect of my project.




For example in my cards today, I kept everything the same in my cards except I changed the background. I colored the flowers, from the Sale-A-Bration set Amazing You, the same, used the same accents, and even put all of the elements in the same orientation. To change up my background, you’ll notice my first card uses the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.



In my second card, I took the same size WhisperWhite Cardstock and cut strips of various cardstock colors to create a striped pattern. I cut small strips of 1/8” x 4” Gold Foil Sheets, 1/4” x 4” Berry Burst Cardstock, and 1/2” x 4” Tempting Turquoise Cardstock and adhered them in a pattern on my card panel.


You’ll notice there is a major difference between the two cards and all I did was change one element of my cards’ design. This strategy could also work if you have a layout or design element that you just love; you can carry over that desired aspect on to a new project and get beautiful results that you’re sure to love. It takes the guess work out of designing new projects and allows you to create efficiently without losing any uniqueness to your creations.


I hope that this little creative tip was helpful and will encourage you to look at each of your creations with new limitless potential. After all, if you can get more out of your crafting with minimum frustration and maximum enjoyment , you will feel more successful and inspired to create more often. Well, those are my projects for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!


Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales of the year! Through March 31st, for every $50 USD/$60 CAD your customers spend, they’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving your customers more flexibility and options for their free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If they spend $50, they get one free level 1 product.
  • If they spend $100, they get one free level 2 product, OR, they can choose two level 1 items.
  • If they spend $150, they have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience! Contact me for more info!



Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of September! Contact me to book an event!


To order online: 
February 2018 Hostess Code:
JAQKGPDA


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog.  This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!

Cool Treats Mini Lunch Box Notes

You all know by now (if you have been following me for a while now) how much I love making mini lunchbox note cards for my daughter’s lunch....