Apr 222015
 

Really Good Greetings meet TypesetToday’s Miss You card features the retiring stamp set Really Good Greetings (which you can pick up now for 25% off!) and Typeset Designer Paper.  I’m going to really miss this paper!

The little red heart provides a little “pop” of color and was punched out using the Owl Builder Punch.

I began with the card sketch this week at i Love Card Sketches.  Come on over and join in.

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Apr 212015
 

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  • Stamps are available for purchase through May 26th.
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Apr 182015
 

Get in on these Stampin’ Up! specials while you can, there’s only a few days left.  You can select from thinlits and framelits for the Big Shot, a punch, an awesome stamp set, embellishments, and more!

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Apr 172015
 

Birthday Shaker CardI got the bug to create a birthday shaker card today.  Stampin’ Up! has these awesome Shaker Frames, and you can make a lot of cards with what comes in the package.  Of course they’re circles and, as you can see, my card is using a square.  So I just took the circles and cut them up to use them. :-)

I still had the Let Your Hair Down set out from yesterday, so I used that for the greeting in the shaker.  Say Cheese provided the frame.

The festive Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Paper provided the paper patterns, and I grabbed my Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim to trim the frame and add the loose sequins to shake.

Have you ever made a shaker card?  If not, why not give it a try?  They are a lot of fun!  Or maybe it’s just been a while.

To help you out, I’ll give you a package of Shaker Frames FREE this weekend when you place an order of $50 or more (before s&h and tax) in my Online Store.  They will be coming directly from me after you’ve placed your order, so please allow about seven to ten days to receive them.  This offer ends Monday April 20th, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard time.

Have a great weekend!

 

Apr 162015
 

Sweet Taffy Birthday CardIt’s easy to create a birthday card with just a few shapes, some designer paper, and an awesome birthday card greeting.

Here I combined a couple of the bold and graphic patterns included in the Sweet Taffy Designer Paper collection with a greeting from Let Your Hair Down.   The vibrant colors and blend of jazzy shapes gives this card a very festive feel.  Who wouldn’t love to receive it for their birthday?

I used Tempting Turquoise as the color to tie it all together.  It’s one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors, so why haven’t I used it in so long?  With spring and summer coming up I’m sure I’ll be relying on it more and more.

Stretch your supplies (and money) by having your card stock do double duty!  In this case I cut out the center of the back Tempting Turquoise piece, leaving a border around the outside of about 1/2″ to 3/4″.  The center piece was then used to cut out some of the other pieces used to mount the patterned paper and greeting on.

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Apr 152015
 

Guy Greetings ILCS24This card began with this week’s card sketch over at i Love Card Sketches.  I combined the Typeset Designer Paper and Guy Greetings stamp set with a Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla color scheme.

I just kept repeating the hats over and over, then used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to ink and stamp one on a scrap piece of card stock.  I then cut it out and popped it onto the card ILCS24-001with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I used the Artisan Label Punch to punch out the greeting.

Here’s the original card sketch.  Come on over and give it a try!

 

Apr 082015
 

All Occasion Greeting Card - blog.Stamp4Joy.comThis bright & cheery handmade all occasion greeting card could be used for birthdays, graduations, pretty much any celebration.

I combined the Snapshot and Say Cheese stamp sets with the retro feel of the Flashback Designer Paper for a fun look.  The center opening makes this card just a little out of the ordinary.  Recreate this gate card fold using a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of card stock, scored at 2-3/4″ from each end.

ILCS23 - www.ilovecardsketches.comThis week you can pick up all the supplies to recreate this handmade card design — or anything else you need — and you’ll pay NO SHIPPING!  And there is no minimum amount, either.  The free shipping ends on Friday, though, so don’t delay.

The inspiration for this card design came from one of the card making templates at i Love Card Sketches.  Why not head on over there and submit your own interpretation of this card sketch?

Apr 072015
 

Create a Birthday Card for Him - blog.Stamp4Joy.comWith the Guy Greetings and Maritime Designer Paper you can create a birthday card for him that he’ll love.

I made this custom birthday card for my brother-in-law, who also happened to have been in the Navy at one time… how perfect!

I love the bright and bold color scheme in the patterned papers, perfect for men.  I actually had trouble deciding what patterns to combine on this handmade card.  I think a number of them would have looked great, which is the wonderful thing about Stampin’ Up!’s designer paper collections!

The Circles Framelits Collection was used to cut out the greeting.

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Apr 072015
 

Here are the new Weekly Deals.  Combined with the FREE SHIPPING,  you can save 35% off these Stampin’ Up! specials!  These include ribbon and buttons and awesome framelits for your Big Shot projects.

You can get free shipping on everything Stampin’ Up! offers, including even from the Clearance Rack and the 2015 Occasions Catalog, but only through Friday.

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Apr 012015
 

iLCS22 Moon LakeHere’s my submission for this week’s card sketch at i Love Card Sketches.

For this masculine card I used HardwoodMoon Lake, and some of the wonderful papers from the Adventure Bound Designer Paper Stack.  The colors were kept neutral — Sahara Sand and Black — with a pop of color from the blue water on the patterned paper.

ILCS22Check out all the sketches at i Love Card Sketches and play along!

 

Mar 312015
 

The new Weekly Deals include a number of Big Shot accessories.  Since these items tend to be more expensive I thought you’d like to know about them today, while you can still take advantage of Sale-A-Bration!

magnetic platformWhat would I recommend?  If you don’t yet have the Magnetic Platform, pick it up today.  This is a must-have tool!  You can grab it for about $10 off, plus if you add enough to your order to reach $50 you can select a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!

Have you seen the new choices they’ve recently released?  They include items to use in your Big Shot, too!  Check them out HERE!  And you can see the other items that were previously added HERE.

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Mar 302015
 

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Mar 252015
 

Mothers Day Card Ideas - www.Stamp4Joy.comIt’s time to start thinking about your Mothers Day card ideas.   You don’t always have to create fancy and intricate, time-consuming cards.  A clean and simple card can be just as beautiful and doesn’t have to be boring!

Here I used a couple smaller strips of Typeset Designer Paper to set off the stamped images.  You can get more bang for your buck with your papers by using smaller pieces here and there rather than on the whole background.

A lovely Very Vintage Designer Button threaded with some Linen Thread compliments the flower and greeting stamp from Mother’s Love.  I stamped the flower stamps directly on the grid paper, a very cool technique you can use on just about any patterned paper that is subtle and fairly open.  The colors used were Melon Mambo and Old Olive.

Of course, this card would also make a wonderful birthday card idea and would work for just about any occasion, not just Mothers Day.

We’re in the last few days of Sale-A-Bration, where you can select one Sale-A-Bration item FREE for every $50 you spend.  If you need to stock up on card stock, ribbons, ink refills, or have been eyeing some stamp sets you haven’t picked up yet, now is the time!

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Mar 252015
 

Happy Easter Cards - www.Stamp4Joy.comMake Happy Easter cards with the adorable stamp set, For Peeps’ Sake.

I grabbed a strip of patterned paper from the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Paper collection, and my color scheme followed from there.  Night of Navy was used to stamp the greeting and to tie all the pieces together.  The egg colors are Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, and Calypso Coral.

ILCS21 - www.iLoveCardSketches.comBe sure you lay out all your pieces right before gluing them on.  I didn’t and glued on the patterned piece too low.  By the time I realized I had done that it was too late to reposition, so the rest of the pieces are too low, too.  Ugh!  Don’t make the same mistake!

This card started with the card sketch from i Love Card Sketches, and if you lay it out right you should be fine!  LOL!  Give it a try.

Mar 242015
 

Check out the new Stampin’ Up! specials below.  These will be available at the discounted prices through next Monday.

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Mar 222015
 

BONUS - Butterfly Basics Acetate and Tissue TNPapercrafts Toolbox has just released a bonus card making tutorial today, and you can grab it for FREE.   Bonuses are archived after seven days and will NEVER be offered again.

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Mar 212015
 

Friendship Card - www.Stamp4Joy.comToday’s friendship card features From the Garden from the Occasions Catalog.  This set of photopolymer stamps is just perfect for spring cards, scrapbook layouts,  kids diy crafts, and more.

You can pick up this set alone for an incredible price, or buy it as a bundle with the framelits, too!  (The Handpicked Framelits Dies can also be purchased separately if you want.)

This is one of the projects guests will be making at my hostess’s Stampin’ Up! party today.  Why not invite your friends over for your own get-together and earn FREE stamps and accessories for being a hostess?

Contact me for more information or to schedule your own Stampin’ Up! party.
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