Hello Stylish Stems

I’m quite busy in planning cards for my March Card Buffet this upcoming weekend. Whew! Time flies!

Took some time out to design a card for Try Stamping on Tuesday. We have a cool sketch to follow this time around –

Challenge #313. Optional Theme : Beautiful Flowers

I had a card in mind just by looking at the sketch! Something fun and springlike –

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Isn’t this great? I love it because it’s a little different from what is all over the interweb.

Of course, this is a favorite color combo of mine……

Notice the lovely background DSP? It’s FREE. Yes, free! Spend $50 from Stampin Up and you can select this as your free item because it’s Sale-a-Bration.

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These die cut flowers really add some nice POP to this card! Both flower shapes come in the set.

Hard to tell in the picture, but I adhered just the round center to the black flower back. Either way, still a lovely card! I think it will be on the Card Buffet this weekend!

Comments are always appreciated.

Check out what the other design team members created and play along with us! We’re on Facebook too!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Celebrate Your Day

Happy Thursday everyone!

I have a special card I created for Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenges!

Here is the color challenge –

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A wonderful set of colors to create with!

This card was special because it did double duty this week. For one, it was on this months Card Buffet, and of course, it was designed for the color challenge to inspire you!

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Isn’t this a great card?

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It’s so fun! It’d be a great masculine for young or old!

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The de-bossed image is quite cool. It’s refreshing from some of the other embossing folders we have.

I featured the other folder in the set on the Buffet too. Both were very popular choices this past weekend. This is together, on the same page, in the new Occasions Mini catalog. It’s one of my favorites!

TIP : When using this folder, or the one that says, HAPPY, before running it through the Big Shot, spritz the card stock with half alcohol and half (distilled) water to soften the paper and dry quickly after the embossing. I noticed if not, creases can form in odd places in your card stock.

I hope my card inspired you! Please leave me a comment before heading over to Create with Connie and Mary to see what the other design team created using these colors. Play along with us!

Card challenges are a great way to get your creative juices going! So get to creatin’!!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Happy Celebrations
  • Big Shot – Celebrations Duo EF
  • Punches – Duet Banner
  • Card Stock – Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Ink – Crushed Curry, Pacific Point
  • Other – Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Mummy, Trick or Treat

Now. Halloween. That’s a holiday I’m totally down with this October 25th!

(That’s a reference to Mondays post, lol!)

At the Card Buffet this past weekend, one of the choices were these adorable earrings that you’ve seen all over the interweb –

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cute, Cute, CUTE!!!!!!!

Ans, so easy!! I created this nifty little packaging from some retired Stampin’ Up cello bags! Adorable. Just adorable.

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The earrings poked right through the card stock.

I loved to ‘ear’ what you think!!! Ha-Ha!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Mousey Monthly SWAP

Today I have an adorable card share. It’s for my monthly mail out swap.

I decided to also design it around a challenge too. We can always use the inspiration!

I really liked what Paper Craft Crew challenged us with. The layout that caught my eye –

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 207 (PCC207) hosted by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. #papercraftcrew #challengeblog #cardsketch Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com

Interesting , I thought. I already knew the element I wanted to use, a mouse. This just seemed appropriate.

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You think so?

Their sketch reminded me of a piece of cheese on a cracker. And, what goes better than a cracker with cheese?

A Mouse!

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It just made for a fun card!

And, lots of work too! Because I was making 12, I did omit the tail and the cute little hands. But, hey, why not? It’s still just as adorable!

The finishing touch at the top was created with leftover cheese punch pieces. And, some silver baker’s twine from an old Paper Pumpkin kit. It tied everything together, literally!

So, what you think? I love reading your comments about my creations!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Missing You for CCMC413

It’s Thursday and time for a Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge!

This week, we’re going with a layout instead of a color –

CCMC413

This is quite simple when you look at it. However, creating with it for was a ‘challenge’ as the name implies.

After a few attempts and scraped cards, I went with this simple execution –

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I was rather pleased if I do say so myself!

I guess I’m missing my Boston and LA girls…….it happens. And, luckily there is a stamp for it.

I just received this stamp and punch bundle. It’s really a great set of words!

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Initially, the focal point was on the card base. I felt it needed a little oomph. So, I added another layer of Very Vanilla and raised it with dimensionals.

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I also decided to pop up the focal point too. It’s all it needed!

Sometimes when we make cards we have to tweak them until we get just the right balance of dimension. Here, I did it. So, I stopped.

For you, looking at the sketch, you like it? Are you drawn to it? If so, then please create a card and play along with us over at Create with Connie and Mary! You can also see all the other Design team creation too!

I’d love to read your thoughts on my clean and simple take on this layout this week.

Supplies used –

  • Stamps – Thoughtful Banners (N)
  • DSP – Playful Palette DSP (N)
  • Punches – Duet Banner (N)
  • Card Stock – Very vanilla
  • Ink – Flirty Flamingo (N), Sweet Sugarplum (N)
Happy Stampin’
Libby