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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Good Morning Stampers,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m not a big meat lover so no Corned Beef for me.  In fact the crud has gotten to me and I don’t really have an appetite.  I wanted to make something “green” for today but I didn’t want it to be the traditional shamrock theme. This is what I came up with.

The base card is Mint Macaron, hey it’s still green!  I had a frame left over from another card so after I used the abstract dot image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set to create a background I placed the frame in the center.  On scrap Whisper White CS I stamped the flowers from the All That You Are stamp set and colored them with Stampin’ Blends.  I used a framelit from the Frosted Bouquet set to cut out a few leaves.  I also used Stampin” Blends to add a little interest to the leaves.  I fussy cut the flowers and added them with liquid glue.  I’m happy with how it turned out.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

I’m A Little Teapot

Happy Monday Stampers, I think Spring might be trying to break through the snow.  The sun has been shining and the snow is melting.  The Cardinals are singing their Spring song.  I know we probably will get dumped on at least one more time with the white stuff but it does seem like there’s an end in sight.  Today I have a sweet little card.  Super quick and super cute.  It would be great for a little gift card or to stick in with a hostess gift.  I made the little envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.  The card itself is cut from Whisper White CS using the Tea Time framelits.  I cut two.  I ran one through the Big Shot with the Country Floral embossing folder.  I used daubers to highlight some of the embossed images.  How cute is that?   I CASE’d this idea from Carol Payne a fellow Stampin’Up! demonstrator. Thank you for stopping by and remember I am here to help with questions or if you are tempted to place an order or join my team.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Dandelion Wishes Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I promised to show you a card yesterday that was the birth child of the scrappy card I posted on Tuesday.  Well I forgot I had a class yesterday  to create a mosaic bird bath.  Needless to say it took longer than I had anticipated.  So the card I promised yesterday is here today.  This is a card I created for my step daughter’s birthday.  It begins with a base card of Blushing Bride CS followed by a piece of Mint Macaron CS.  On a piece of Soft Sea Foam CS I stamped the image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set with Memento Black ink.  This cardstock is so faintly green that it can easily work as well as Whisper White or Very Vanilla CS as a base for stamping your image.  I cut two frames with the Layering Squares framelits.  I attached a ribbon  and a bow with White Twine to finish the card.  The greeting is from the same stamp set, Dandelion Wishes.  I CASE’D this idea from another demonstrator whom I cannot remember.  I know hers was done in black and white.  Thank you to my fellow demonstrator.  I am sharing a picture of my birdbath along with today’s card.  I had fun doing both.  See what you think.

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Turning Leftovers Into A Sweet Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

I just finished a class on Saturday and I needed a birthday card yesterday so my work place was covered with bits and pieces.  It is impossible to create with a neat and orderly area.  It always starts out bare bones but never ends up that way.  With the pieces remaining from the last few projects I created this sweet little card.  I started with a base card of Blushing Bride CS.  I had cut a square from a piece of Mint Macaron CS for the birthday card from yesterday.  I ran this piece through the Big Shot with the Country Floral embossing folder.  On a piece of Whisper White CS I stamped the floral image from the Very Vintage hostess stamp set with Memento Black ink.  I used Petal Pink, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo inks and my blender pen to color in the flowers.  The leaves are Mint Macaron ink.  The greeting is from the Well Said stamp set.  I added this with dimensionals.  Tomorrow I will show you the birthday card that started all this.  Thank you as always for stopping by.  Take a peek at the card.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Cut Up Stamping

Good Morning Stamping Friends.

Many years ago there was a scrapbooking store that held a Scrapfest annually. My daughter and I had a blast over a two day experience of new techniques, make and takes and card classes.  There were two people who had the greatest classes.  One of those is Jennifer McGuire.  She continues to inspire me even today.  I am sharing a card today that is one of her techniques.

I started with a base card of Bermuda Bay CS. Next  I used the yellow gingham paper from the Gingham Gala DSP series.  This has been a hot item and I just got my back order so now I feel like I can use my original pack.  On a piece of Whisper White CS I stamped the image from the All That You Are stamp set.  I stamped one full image and then a partial one to fill in the space.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I estimated where I wanted the birthday greeting then cut a thin piece out of the whisper white image piece. I attached the top portion of the image then stamped the greeting and finally added the bottom portion of the image piece.  I know it is quick and easy and really a fun technique but it adds just something different for a change.  I hope you enjoy peeking.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB