Last “Geared Up for 50” card

Howdy!

Finally, here is the last 50th birthday card I made from the Geared Up Garage Bundle and the Classic Garage DSP! Such a fun set! I really love this set and plan on making more cards and scrapbook pages with this set! Ok, not for awhile. I need to play with some of the other stuff I have gotten from the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure!! Speaking of which, can you believe we are in our last month of Sale-A-Bration?! Oh, no! If you haven’t gotten all the things you want, you better get on it! Click here to place your order and get FREE stuff while you can. It all ends March 31st! Occasion catalog goes until June 3rd, so you have a bit of time for that…although it makes sense to order what you want from the Occasions Catalog and get the FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And, have you seen all the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items? So fun! You can see one of them here. Alas, they are all selling quickly and some are sold out. So, again, DON’T WAIT!! SHOP NOW! And please remember to use the March Hostess Code (4X6BB23E) if you are under $150.

On to the card!

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And here is what it looks like opened…

Pretty cool, don’t you think? I was pleased with all three. The only thing I think I would do different would be to distress the balloons to give them depth. If you missed the Pop Up Box for my Hubster, you can see that here. And the spin fold card you can see here.

The colors I used were all the same: Crushed Curry, Real Red, and Basic Gray. For this car, I changed it up a bit and used the framelit to cut out one of the sports cars from the DSP. For my hubby I had embossed it in white and then used the framelit. This one has more of a chalkboard feel to it. The Happy was cut from the Happy Birthday thinlit. The Birthday was too big for the card. I am sure I will use it elsewhere. I don’t like to waste anything, so I keep all that kind of stuff. Just need to get it more organized so I can find it when I am looking for it! 

That is all I have for you today. Tomorrow I get to go scrapbook with some ladies whose group I just got invited to! I am beyond excited and happy to find a crafty group in my new town! It’s taken me 2 years, but I am rolling now meeting crafty folks and making new crafty friends! WooHoo! I’ll take pictures of my pages and share them here next week! Enjoy your weekend! I know I will!
Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Happy 50th Birthday, Hubster!

Howdy!

Last month was my Hubster’s 50th birthday so I wanted to make a very special card for him. I had seen the cards that look like stuff popping out of the box, so I researched and found a tutorial…and now I want to show it off.

It’s called a Pop-Up Box Card and here it is…

Geared Up Garage Pop-up Box Card

I used the Geared Up Garage Bundle and Classic Garage 6×6 DSP to make it along with a 12×12 sheet of Basic Gray cardstock.

Geared Up Garage Cling BundleClassic Garage 6 X 6 (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

 

This is definitely my favorite stamp set and framelit bundle in the Occasions catalog! This card was a challenge, mainly because I could only find 1 (very confusing!) tutorial video that used inches instead of cm. My scoring board doesn’t have centimeters, so I had no choice but to use the video. It took me so long because I had to stop and start it repeatedly. My first tutorial, when I get my video set up in place, will be this kind of card! I will make it simple and easy for you!

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After making the card, I had to make a special envelope to go with it! I found some retired 12×12 envelope paper and made my large envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. I love this thing! I make all my envelopes with it! Then I decorated the outside with some stamps from this set and a retired alphabet that I use mostly in my scrapbooking because of it’s size.

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Besides the DSP and Basic Gray cardstock, I added some Real Red cardstock for the 50 and I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch for the balloons I cut out of the DSP. I also used white embossing powder on the black cardstock sports car. Hubster really liked how that turned out when I had made it for my first Geared Up Garage car (you can see it here), but then didn’t use it knowing I would want to use it on his card.

That’s all I have for now. I think I will call it good and move on to posting the other cards I made using this wonderful bundle! Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

 

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  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”! 
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

I’m thinking the “pop” may mean a pop up card. What do you think? I’m excited, are you?!?!

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A little bit of CASE-ing

Hello, Hello!

Merry Christmas to you all! I trust it has been an enjoyable day for you! We have been relaxing and playing all day in our pajamas! Gotta love a pj day! I made some more cards that I will share this week!

One way for me to keep the holiday time fun and not so stressful is to keep creating! After the last posted card, I was tidying up my things to go to dinner with my son and husband and saw this card from the Swap that I participated in a couple of months ago. It is from Theresa Panny.

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And, BAM! I got such an overwhelming desire to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) that card right then and there! An idea and popped into my head and I had to give it a whirl right away before it was gone! I sent the boys off to bring dinner home while I made this card!

I really loved how she showcased the bow, which I don’t have, and how the DSP was allowed to shine. I just knew I had to follow this wonderfully styled layout! I have had some other great ideas to do for birthday cards as well…you know I will show them off here when I get them done! 😉

Here is my version of the card using the ornament from the Beautiful Baubles thinlits that I have not seen used much! (psst…that set is in the Holiday Catalog which ends Jan. 2nd, order it now if you want it!)

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I made the ornament in cardstock colors Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White by running it through the Big Shot. Then I realized as I layered them that I needed something solid. So, I took the small pieces from the Cherry Cobbler and the Garden Green and filled them into the Whisper White. Good thing I like puzzles! This was not easy for all pieces! A few were pretty tricky. I put tape on the back side of the white ornament and pressed the little buggers into the tape to make them stick. And it worked! Yay!

I tied the three ornaments with Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine and used dimensionals to keep it in place. Of course, before I did all that, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock as my base and cut and adhered a piece of Dashing Along DSP at an angle over the card top. I think that is one of the design elements that I liked the most about Theresa’s card! Then I added the sentiment at the bottom to tie it all together. I chose to leave the red ribbon off the sides, because I liked it without for my card. I am getting more into Clean and Simple cards, it seems. Although, at times they are more challenging to create than “busy” ones. LOL

Anyway, this turned out to be one of my favorite cards this year! Besides the purple snow globe…love my purple! If you missed it you can see it here.

This is the last Christmas card I will showcase for this year…I think…maybe…I’m kinda still on a roll! Hahaha! I am going to be doing some of the Christmas Challenge Blogs each week in 2019, so you’ll see more. Maybe by the time I get to next Christmas, I won’t be cramming so hard! I didn’t even get to send cards to everyone, there just wasn’t enough time. Some assembly lining will be in order for next year, I think! My goal is to have most of my cards made before Thanksgiving! I do say that almost every year, but for 2019, I’m going to really work on it! You’ll see!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Circle, circle, around we go!

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Hello – Hello!

Time for another Blog Hop with my Global Stamping Friends! I love hopping with these talented demonstrators! This month’s theme is…can you guess from my title? Circles!! Let’s have some fun!

I saw this paper in my new All Is Bright DSP pack that I got last week and thought, “Oooh, elegant!” Plus, I have been drooling over the Beautiful Baubles stamp set and Detailed Baubles Thinlits ever since I saw it in the Holiday Catalog!! It is so gorgeous that I finally just had to order it! It just seemed so right to put the 2 together when they both came in the same box! WooHoo!

MVIMG_20181031_202401  Beautiful Baubles Photopolymer Bundle

At first I was going to use black and white to keep the feel of elegance, but after making a card using a white base…it just fell flat. I won’t bore you with that card…

My hubster actually encouraged me to use the Basic Black cardstock base and give it another whirl…and Oh My Gosh! I think it came out lovely!! And elegant!! Which is what I wanted in the first place!

Want to see it? Here it is:

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I am pleased with how it turned out! You can even see the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in the light that is on the “wreath” around the ornaments! That was a lucky picture! I also added the Wink of Stella to the Whisper White sentiment circle, but you can’t see it in this picture. The ribbon already had sparkle in it…probably why they named it Shimmer Ribbon! 😉

What do you think? Did I hit the “elegant” mark on the nose, or what!? It definitely turned out better than the first one or the Turkey I was considering making, but thought I needed ovals for the feathers instead of circles…who knows, maybe I will still make one. It is November after all! LOL If you want instructions on how to make this card, just leave a comment below and I will get them emailed to you. Thanks!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

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Snowflakes are falling on my head!

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Ok, actually rain is falling on my head…has been for the past week and is forecasted to for the next week! Snow is in the mountains though! WooHoo!

The snowflakes I am referring to are from Stampin’ Up! From today until the last day of November these items will be on sale! They are NOT in the Holiday catalog…they are special! I’ll be showcasing them next week…after I make the stuff that is in my head this weekend!

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Here are the stamp sets: Happiness Surrounds

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and Snow is Glistening

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Here are some other fun items to go with the snowflake theme…Snowfall Thinlits! Gorgeous!!

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And to make them even better…White Velveteen Paper! What?! Yep, it is so soft and…velvety!

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And Snowflake Trinkets! So fun!

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I bought the Happiness Surrounds, Snowfall Thinlits and Velveteen paper and will be playing with them this weekend! Come back on Monday and see what I created!

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Blessings, June

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Last Halloween Hurrah!

Happy Halloween!

Yes, I know it is late on the 31st, but I subbed all week so far and really wanted to get this last Halloween post in because I am so proud of myself for actually making Halloween stuff and handing it out!! Yes, I gave away stuff that I made! Yay, me! (psst, my habit is to make it and forget to give it)

So, I wanted to show you the last of the items I made…the actual goodie bags from the Paper Pumpkin kit…they were a hit with the office staff at 2 of the schools and my son’s teachers. And, I gave away almost all the Halloween cards I had to teachers that I have subbed for or worked fairly close with so far this school year. I even had to use some of the cards from my Halloween Card Swap packet! Yay, me! (I know, you think I am weird and that is ok with me!)

Here are the other 2 alternative cards I made with PP kits pieces and extras…I added the black cat in because, well, what is Halloween without a black cat, right? Our black cat is named Lucky, so we are partial to black cats!

I also finished the baggies that I had not used for alternatives and added some black cats in the mix here as well!

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They are so stinking cute! So much fun to make!

So, there you have it! The last of the Halloween goodies and fun times! Now it is on to thinking of Christmas cards! Yikes! I know, Thanksgiving is in there and usually I don’t do much with cards for that either, yet I may just use up my fall and Thanksgiving stuff on the teachers this year, too! Won’t that be fun?! I surely do have plenty to be thankful about!

Enjoy what’s left of your evening…no trick-or-treaters at our house…they all go into town…made for a productive evening…stay tuned for a Circle Blog Hop on Friday…

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

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Easy-Peasy Christmas Cards!

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Hello, Hello!

If you have seen my posts before, you know I am a huge fan of Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! In case you are new and have not heard of Paper Pumpkin…or heck, in case you have seen me mention it, but didn’t ask what it was…let me tell you about this amazing monthly kit! The joyful mail I get each month!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit from Stampin’ Up! that comes right to your mailbox. All the hard work of designing the cards and cutting out the cardstock and diecuts is already done for you! All you have to do is put it together! Inside is everything you need to make a minimum of 8 cards. Sometimes you get little crafts that are 3D items like treat baggies or tubes for Halloween, or stockings and bunnies for Christmas and Easter. The crafts vary depending on the Holiday coming up. Mostly, it is amazing cards that are simple and easy to make. There are instructions to follow for each type of card, usually 2 designs and you make 4 of each design. Then there are leftovers that you can use to make more cards. Envelopes for the cards are always included, as are the stamp set and ink that you need. There are embellishments and adhesive as well! In your first box, they even send you a clear block to use each month for stamping!

Here are some examples from past kits. Current Paper Pumpkin subscribers have the opportunity to purchase past kits.

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So, there you have it! Paper Pumpkin is a fun box you get in the mail each month and you get to make all kinds of cards and crafts! And, it’s only $19.95! You can’t buy 8 cards for that! You’d get maybe 3, if you’re lucky! Your family and friends will LOVE your handmade cards! Trust me! Mine do and yours will too!

This next box is decorated for Christmas, so there will be Christmas themed items in it and that can help you get your holidays started. What better way to say, “I love you and am thinking of you” than with a handmade card at Christmas time?!

I will be posting more Paper Pumpkin projects in the future. I tend make 1 of each of what the instructions say and then I often veer off and do my own alternate cards and projects. However, I have been known to love their design so much that I just made what came in the kit and used the extras for my alternates. There are always plenty of extra embellishments and you can even mix items from other boxes! If I need a Birthday card, but the current kit says Thank You, I will just go to another kit and get the stamp I want. That’s the beauty of it all! You get to keep the stamps and ink as well as all the leftovers to use as you wish!

Ok, I could keep going on and on, but I won’t.

If you want this box of FUN coming to your mailbox next month, then CLICK HERE to start your subscription now! You need to register before the 10th of November! Don’t wait! DO IT NOW! You won’t regret it!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

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Blessings, June

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