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February 2019

Grapefruit Grove Hearts?


OMG!  This Foil Paper from Sale-a-Bration is awesome!!!  The picture does not give it any justice because the lights pick up so much reflection.   

So a $50 product order earns you a Free Level 1 Sale-a-Bration item.  The foil paper is a Level 1 item.  You get four(4) 12 x 12 sheets of Grapefruit Grove Foil AND four (4) 12 x 12 sheets of Lovely Lipstick Foil paper.  They are both really pretty.  

I have combined by heart card with Grapefruit Grove and Calypso Coral card stock and the Meant To Be Bundle.  The Framelit dies have 16 dies to the set, 13 of them are hearts!  And some of the framelits do double duty!  2-for-1 cut-out!  See in my card above, see the thin stitched-scalloped outline heart.  The solid heart on the card came from the center of the stitched-scalloped heart.... that's the 2-for-1!

How about a 21-for-1 deal..... see the cluster of hearts at the bottom?  Once you die cut that, you are left with 21 little hearts!  I adhered some to the inside of my card.  The rest can be put inside the card/envelope as confetti!  Hmmm...not sure why this is sideways. 


I wanted to use the Meant To Be bundle as a non-Valentine card.  You can make birthday, thinking of you, sharing some love cards and more!  It's not just for Valentine's Day!

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Geared Up Garage

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  The weather is messing with us, isn't it?  A little bit of sun, a tiny bit of snow, and cold!  I guess I can deal with cold temperatures as long as the sun would shine.  It just makes it feel better. 

Friday was my dad's birthday and what better card to give then one made with Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gear Thinlit Dies.  I was so excited to see the smile on his face when he opened it up.  Of course, before he opened, he asked "did you make this?"  He's so funny. 


It was fun to create a masculine card and I need to play with the set more!  Actually, the whole project suite.  I did not get to use the Classic Garage metal embellishments on this one,  nor the Black/Silver stripped metallic ribbon.  I tried, but sometimes, it just does not work for me visually.  

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Anyways, sorry about the poor photography on this one.  The Gear Die is all one piece and cut out of Silver Foil paper.  The light reflection makes the foil paper look like two different colors.  I cut the gears out of the silver mat piece!  Paper server..... To help resist the 'bumps' from my cutting plates being pressed into the foil, I cover my project in plastic.  I save the plastic that Stampin' Up! card stock comes in and cut it up into strips.  You just have to make sure to smooth it out over your project before running through your Big Shot.  

I really like the black and white tire paper from the Classic Garage 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  I am so partial to black and white, but there are some fun colorful sheets that come in the stack. Make sure to check out my complete supply list below and check out the paper.

A little bit of coloring with Cherry Cobbler Blends markers, and Framelit dies from Classic Garage and this card came together nicely.  Well, I had a bit of inspiration too from Carolyn King, an Australian Demonstrator.  

I hardly ever decorate both insides of a card but I wanted to include more die cuts!  So here is my inside.  This shows the little nut trio stamp and you can see the oil spatter stamp better than on the front.  So cute!   


Oh.... and in case you were wondering, the Happy Birthday just happens to be from Sweetest Thing stamp set.  I've included a link below.

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My 3-D Shadow Box

Back at the beginning of December, a local craft store had shadowbox frames on sale but I just needed one.  I was making a Christmas gift for my brother and sister-in-law.  Well, they were selling a 2-pack for less than me just buying one.  I never understand that kind of pricing but, my mind was already churning on what to do with the other frame... So I have had this idea in my head since then.


Inspire. Create. Share. is a part of the Stampin' Up! moto so I decided to make this for my studio.  I love how it came out.  The back is a piece of black 12 x 12 card stock laid on top of the frame backing.  On top of the black, is one sheet from the Beautiful Detailed Laser-Cut Designer Series Paper.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  This paper is reversible too, white on one side and Petal Pink on the other.  I opted for the Petal Pink.

Using the Large Letter Framelits, I die cut the words with Gold Glimmer Paper.  The letters are on top of the glass adhered with glue dots. 

The best part... I did not glue the black card stock nor the delicate Beautiful Detailed Laser-cut paper so I can exchange out and re-use the paper.  I can also remove the words and come up with something totally new. 

Do you want to see what I made for my brother and sister-in-law?  This is their adorable family too... :)

I found sticky letters (our large letter framelits were too big and didn't fit) and connected each of their names.  


Aren't they cute?  My little nieces are so adorable.  The oldest one has discovered boys.... Oh man!  And the little guy is cute as a button.  Their house is very full and active!  

I may have to see if I can get some more frames as I enjoyed making these projects and I can hang several.

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Happy Thoughts in Pink!


I think everyone knows how cold it is but I would be amiss if I didn't mention it.  Ohio made out far better than others... at a low of -6 (wind chills around -30).  Either way, it is still freeezzzziiinnnnnggggg.... lots of warm blankets and slippers!  So I just keep happy thoughts knowing that this too shall pass.  I made some happy cards recently and they help me to keep warm thoughts!

This pink beauty features the All My Love Designer Series Paper. 

All My Love DSP

It is the perfect paper because features Hearts and Flowers giving it more than one use.  I can use for more than just for Valentine's Day and I love that Stampin' Up! is doing things like this.  The colors are great with several pinks (Lovely Lipstick, Blushing Bride, Powder Pink) and Crumb Cake.  There is even a little Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam...

I chose Powder Pink card stock to coordinate with the designer series paper and the Powder Pink Mini Ruffled Ribbon. 

The little green butterfly is from the Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamps and a punch) which is unfortunately sold out at the moment.  But it will be back!

The Wood element outline butterfly, earn that for FREE with a $50 product order.  It is called Butterfly Elements and there is a total of 84 pieces in the pack in all shapes and sizes along with some tiny wooden flowers and leaves.  I attached to my card with Tombow Liquid Glue and glue dots, just to be sure.  

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