cre.a.tiv.i.ty: {kree-eh-tiv-i-tee} n. 1. the discovery of one's self

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Retirement Card

I made this card for a gentleman at work who has recently retired. He loves his beer, hence the beer steins which I used some Crystal Effects and the foam is Liquid Appliqué. He loved the card and everybody at work got to write a little note it. The Finished size was 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  The stamp sets I used where all Stampin Up Mixed Drinks, Layered letters alphabet and Labeler Alphabet. The "happy" script word is from the Hello You think is set.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

July Paper Pumpkin 2016

Plying with the July Paper Pumpkin, Creating some sparkle. This month the kit includes lots of think bakers twine in flirty flamingo and emerald envy.  I decided to make cards instead of the cute gem shaped boxes that the kit is ment. Since the kit is all about gems, bling and sparkle, I had to add some Wink of Stella and glossy accents. The Thoughtful Banners stamp set and Duet Banner punch marries up well with this kit also. 

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Stampin Up catalogue C.A.S.E.

I must say, I've been lacking in the inspiration department lately. But thankfully we have the catalogue to help with that. On page 153 it's shows some cards made using the Mixed Drinks stamp set. Here I've used those for inspiration!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stampin Up catalogue C.A.S.E

On Page 14 of the catalog, bottom left shows a picture of a gift bag that I CASE'd and used for a card layout.
Using our Party Pop-Up Thinlits dies and the Party With Cake stamp set along with discontinued designer series paper and washi tape

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stampin' Up Catalogue C.A.S.E.

On Page 87 of the catalog (see below right) there is a simple yet effective card layout using the Tin of Cards stamp set.
Here is my take on this layout using some discontinued designer series paper from the 2015 catalogue.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Paper pumpkin creative

Using the July paper pumpkin kit from last year. I added to the sentiment using labeler alphabet new in the Stampin Up catalogue this year #stampinup. These kits are great for when you're not feelings by particularly creative but you want to make something. It really gets the creative juices flowing!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Custom Designer Series Paper

I made DSP using the gelly bean looking shape from the new Party Animal stamp. This stamp set will be available for purchase on January 5th in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue for 2016

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Die to Stamps

I used my Butterfly Thinlits dies to make this stamp, By die cutting 2 layers of fun foam and gluing them together with Tombow glue. It's a stamp I can use over and over again. The sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set. All Stampin Up!.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Another birthday card....

Hi all,
This card was made using several techniques. I started by embossing a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock usingthe Brickwall embossing folder and then sponged it using mostly Cajun Craze and some Tip Top Toupe. Using verious images from the from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, I created some "conscious clutter" in the background. I then fussy cut the flower image and used my oval thinlits dies to make the frame. The sentiment is from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. I layered all these together on a sponged very vanilla piece and then layered that onto a Mosśy Meadow card base. All products are Stampin' Up!.
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Banner Blessings

Hi All,
I made these cards using the Banner blessings stamp set and some retired dsp from Stampin' Up!
I also tried Do Stamping With Dawn's technique of double punching with the Note Tag punch for the window. 
You can check out her video here: