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April 2024

You Make My Heart Buzz

This cute card was a Free Make-n-Take!

Hello there.  And thank you for stopping by.   Yes, I did a Free Make-n-Take card at a recent event where I was a vendor.  I normally do that so people can see how easy it is to create a card in just a short time.  Make sure to check out my calendar for upcoming events and classes. 

I am happy as the bee in my below project... but a little sad too. Why? 

Well, our Last Chance Sale started and running through the end of April 2024.  I am happy because the Bee Builder Punch and Bee My Valentine Photopolymer stamp set are both carrying over into the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog.  

So why am I sad?  Because the stamp set and punch will only bee (lol!) sold separately... meaning no bundle discount AND the Bee Mine 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper will retired along with the Hearts & Flowers Embellishments.  So that means that suite collection will be gone. 

Click on 60% off image to see all the "Last Chance" products. 

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Let's take a look at this little Bee Card... 

#creativecardcloset #beemine #lisabrown

  • I used Daffodil Delight for my card base and stamped the honeycombs all around the edges of the card.  
  • Stamped my sentiment in the bottom left of Basic White CS measuring 3-3/4 x 5
  • Layered two pieces of the Bee Mine DSP measuring 2 x 3
  • Use a Dimensional to pop up the bee that was stamped & punched from Daffodil Delight CS, add a flower embellishment to finish it off

The Last Chance Sale runs until April 30, 2024.   You can Shop With Me and check out all the great deals!


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Pink Zinnias Split Opening

Welcome back to my blog, where I love to share my projects, events and news updates regarding Stampin' Up!

Today I'm sharing a project I'm call the the Pink Zinnias Split Opening card.  If you have not seen the Flowering Zinnia Suite Collection yet, you can check it out in my online store Here.  

You can also see my two other projects I have posted:  Gratitude card and Zinnias with Sparkle

So this card is a little unexpected.  Why?  Because of the color I decided to use, and I just adore this split opening.   Let's take a look...

#creativecardcloset #pinkzinnias #lisabrown

(click on above image to get a close up look)

I used Petal Pink card stock, layers of Basic White and the Flowering Zinnias 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper.

  • I built up the flowers and leaves on Deckled Rectangle pieces
  • Two flowers colors with Petal Pink Stampin' Blends and one with Pumpkin Pie
  • The flower centers are coordinating colors with a Lemon Lolly flower ring.   I added a little Granny Apple Green highlighting with my sponge daubers. 
  • I stamped three sets of leaves with Granny Apple Green with Stampin' Blends

Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I layered the flowers to get different heights. 

Finishing the card, add several of the self-adhesive shiny sequins from the suite collection. 

Important Note:  The Sequins are on Back Order!  This will make the entire suite collection unorderable.  NOTE that everything else is still available and you can order everything separately.... Just make sure to order the stamps and dies Bundle to get the 10% discount.  I have listed everything below. 

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Zinnia bunch with some sparkle

I have an easy card share today, using the New Online Exclusive Suite Collection - Flowering Zinnias

Zinnia suite

The large zinnia cluster stamp has lots of detail to it but it makes it easy to color and add contrast.  I used Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie Blends makers for the flowers and then Granny Apple Green with highlights of Old Olive for the leaves. 

#creativecardcloset #bunchofzinnias #lisabrown

I had to give you one more look at the word banner... Look at that sparkle!!!  The Berry Burst Glimmer Specialty Paper is Awesome!  Comes in a pack with Old Olive & White (item # 163769)

#creativecardcloset #bunchofzinnias #sparkle

So this is a simple layered card but you could definitely step-up by adding another mat layer, and some die cuts. 

Check out all the Online Exclusive products on my Shop

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We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop Final Look at Mini


Welcome to our Team Blog Hop!  This month's theme has us reflecting on the retiring January - April 2024 Mini Catalog.  There are so many great items that will be going away after April 30th so that is what we are sharing.

I had to go with the Gold Foiled Flowers Cards & Envelopes.  These are an absolute favorite of mine.  They are actually from the Forever Love Suite Collection (see links below) but you can always order the cards & envelopes separately.  

I'm sharing 3 Different ways I have used the cards:

1.)  Random coloring with Stampin' Blends

  • I used Lemon Lolly and Old Olive blends
  • Die cut pieces (labels and leaves) are from the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle
  • Embellished with the retiring Brushed Metallic Dots

#creativecardcloset #goldfoiledflowers #lemonlolly

2.)  Highlight coloring with Blending Brushes

  • I used the regular and small blending brushes and inks; Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green
  • Use the brushes again to color the Paper Butterflies (ANOTHER RETIRING FAVORITE); Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather
  • Embellish again with the Brushed Metallic Dots

#creativecardcloset #goldfoiledflowers #paperbutterflies

3.) Not using the Gold Foiled Flowers card as the Card Base

  • I cut the foiled card in half then down to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
  • Mount onto Basic Black CS
  • Layered the Thoughtful Expressions Dies and kept everything black including the Black Paper Butterfly!!!

#creativecardcloset #goldfoiledflowers #black-n-white

There are so many good things retiring and  you can see the Download 2024 Mini Catalog Retirement List and Download 2023-2024 Annual Catty Retiring List

Now..... Let's buzzz on over to Karen Burke and she what she has to share.


Don't forgot to buzzz on back to Linda Bauwin to see her project again. 


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