I’m a Guest Tutorial Designer for Splitcoaststampers

You read that right! I was asked a few months back about creating a tutorial and video for a Falliday Fest special event that Splitcoaststampers will have over the next few weeks!

Fall is my favorite time of year! And, I couldn’t be more excited to share this –

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Isn’t this just THE cutest????

I previously made nuggets cakes, one for my daughters birthday and one for Halloween last year.

Although I previously had a pictorial tutorial with last years’ Halloween cake, this time I added a video. Yes, my first video!

Here are a few more views of my finished design –

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One from the bottom looking up. (I have it sitting on a glass pedestal cake stand.)

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And from the top down. My decorations were quite simple but very effective in my design.

I’d love for you to leave a comment here on my blog before taking a peek at my first ever VIDEO for Splitcoaststampers on how to make this adorable nugget cake.

I cannot express to you just how excited I am to have been asked to participate in the Falliday Fest special event put on by Splitcoaststampers! Check out my tutorial as well as the others that will be available.

If you have any questions, please feel to send me an email, message, or text! I’d love to talk with you!

As a side note, the Circles Collection Framelits and the Itty Bitty Punch Pack used for this project are retired Stampin’ Up products. The Boo To You Framelits are retired, too, but are still available for purchase here on my shop site, libbystamps.stampinup.net. I’d be happy to assist you with your purchase!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Tears for Tea-riffic

I say tear because this extremely popular stamp set, A Nice Cuppa, and the Cups & Kettle Framelits are retiring after just a short run in the Stampin’ Up Mini Catalog. In fact, the framelits have sold out and are no longer available. Womp. Womp. Womp.

I was on the fence about getting this product suite. I pondered it and didn’t order it until recently. But, once I did, I have made several cards with them. My favorite framelits are the coffee cup and the silverware.

This card was from the recent Card Buffet

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It’s a sweet card. Perfect for anyone!

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I like the little tea bag and how it just ‘hangs’. Well, it’s really secured with a Dimensional.

The DSP here, Have a Cuppa, was not my favorite, but here I loved it! The colors are just not my style in the 6×6 stack – but, I wanted the whole collection!

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This was a popular card and I only had a few left after two classes!  I guess I’ll make those up and send those out! They’re in demand now!

I hope you were fortunate enough to get these framelits before they sold out. Maybe with enough pleading, they will be brought back!

It’s good ‘card-carma’ to leave a kind word about my card share today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Just. . .Because It’s a Challenge

I have really gotten over this large stamp fear I had using the Botanicals for You stamp set. It’s quickly becoming my favorite stamp set!

And, yes, I’ve made another card using it. And, yes, it’s for another challenge!

The challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary caught my eye this week –

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It’s a great idea that really gets you to thinking. I did a lot of that before I came up with this –

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I went through lots of paper trying to get just the right look here. Wouldn’t you know it – my scraps on the table helped me decide what direction I would to go with this.
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I played around with different DSP’s until I liked the look of this one. I also had to find one that the stamping would show up on. Looks pretty good here, don’t you agree?

Initially, I created this –

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After taking these pictures I noticed it lacked balance. So, I punched a flower and folded it in half to resemble a tiny butterfly. Just by adding that one simple element, it created balance!

I love this card. Simple. Clean. Crisp.

I did fussy cut the word ‘just’. I got real good at fussy cutting after this card. To get a good photograph, I had to add the kraft brown behind the Very Vanilla card so that it would show up more. Normally, I use a white board.

Such a wonderful card. I’d love to read what you think!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Snow Adorable!

Got a really cute one today.  I was inspired by a few blogs.

I like the clean simple layouts at Global Design Project. I just haven’t taken the time to play along until now. Here is their sketch  –

Nice, right?

And, great colors can always be found at Pals Paper Arts

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So. How did I combine the two? I really liked the Snow Friends Framelits. Why not make a Valentine themed card with them –

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Gosh, isn’t adorable??? And, it’s a shaker too!!!

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Close up of my shaker frame. I made my shaker layers with a piece of Window Sheet, craft foam, and another Window Sheet. I used Tombow Liquid Glue to adhere the sheets to the foam. It works very nicely! Since this is a heavy card, my base is the Thick Whisper White Card stock. Much more supportive.

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Such a fun card with lots of dimension, you agree?

I’d love to hear what you think!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Shakin’ It Up for a Birthday

Taking a little time away from class prep to share this terrific shaker card.

A customer asked me to have a shaker card on the Card Buffet last month because she too was having trouble making them work.

I’ve tried lots of different ways. This, by far, has got to be the best.

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I thinks this is just simply fun.

I did a different style of card last month at my class. This was me just testing the process.

If you’re interested in how I did this, leave me a comment.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Window SWAP

Ha! Ha! Window SWAP……I love this new Hearth & Home Thinlits set, aka, window frame die!!

I had this card on my last Card Buffet and I then decided to make them for a mail out swap I participated in.

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Although there is a coordinating stamp, I liked the alternate look here with looking into the house instead of looking out the window!

Up close, you can see the look of siding that I created –

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I loved this detail. I also went with two different colors of flowers, accented with Rhinestones. I used a double stack of Dimensionals for added drama on the window box too.

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These did well on the Buffet – I’m sure my long distance swapping buddies liked them too! I even created a little poem on the inside in the event they wanted to resend the card!

Go make a card and make someones day!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Merry Latte Gift Card

I am sharing yet another SWAP from the other day. This was my first one I made.

Quick. Easy. Fun. And, because everyone needs a gift card holder ready to go.

I thought the July Paper Pumpkin, Thanks a Latte was perfect for this. And, the Petite Pairs stamp set paired quite nicely inside the cup too!

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Isn’t it just the cutest?

I have made another one here, and a vertical one here. As you can see, I really like to make these. They are just too fun!

Best part, you can get 3 from one sheet of card stock. Each one measures 2 3/4 x 11, scored at 3 3/4 and 7 1/2. One the shorter end, make a diagonal cut from the end to the score line. Super easy!

I have a few of these undecorated and ready to go for whatever occasion.

Go make a card and make someones day!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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