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Graduation Caps

My son just graduated from high school this week and I made some of those graduation caps made out of Rolo candies for his open house. I covered each Rolo candy with a three-inch piece of Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (retired). The tops of the caps consist of two layers — the base is punched with a 1-1/4″ Square Punch and the top is punched with a 1″ Square Punch. Each piece is attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The “tassel” was created with a 1/16″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and secured to the top of the cap with Tombow Adhesive.

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Congratulations, Geoffrey! I love you and I am SO PROUD of you!!!! <3

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Stamps: None

Paper: Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: None

Accessories:1-1/4″ Square Punch, 1″ Square Punch, Real Red Brads, Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Stampin Dimensionals, Rolo Candy

For a graduate whose school color is purple. This is a CASE of a card in the new SU! catalog (love, love, love it)! The samples in this catalog are outstanding!!! I die cut one long edge of the embossed panel with the Adorning Accents Edgelits die first and then embossed it with the Fancy Fan embossing folder. Vanilla Smooch Spritz was applied for added shimmer.

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Congratulations, Chris!

Stamps: Pure Gumption

Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant

Ink: Black StazOn

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Ovals Collection Framelits Die, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vanilla Smooch Spritz

The May 2013 Paper Crafters Sampler issue has been released and is now available for purchase!

Click HERE (or click the image below) and you’ll be taken directly to the website where you can view sneak peeks of all the projects, as well as purchase the sampler!

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Here’s a sneak peek at my project):

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Yep, it’s all made out of cardstock! :)

Happy Retirement!

Here’s a retirement card for my boss who is retiring this week. I cased myself and used THIS card for inspiration. ;) The flowers were created by inking up the base stamp in Pool Party ink, stamping off once on scrap paper and then stamping on Whisper White cardstock. The “highlight” stamp was stamped in full-strength Pool Party ink. I then stamped the highlight stamp again in VersaMark ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for added sparkle. I was struggling with the sentiment and was going to use a “congratulations” stamp, but then on a whim (and a little bit of desperation) I did one last search of the catalog and found there IS a “Happy Retirement” stamp in the Teeny Tiny Wishes set! It was the perfect size and font for my card!! It makes me so happy when a card comes together just how I want it to! ;)

Congratulations, Cathy!!! <3

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Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Collage Curios

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, VersaMark

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Big Shot, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Large Oval Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Sycamore Street Pool Party Ribbon (SAB 2013 retired), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge

Welcome to the Control Freaks April 2013 blog tour! We’ve created birthday projects this month. If you’re following the tour, you’ve just come from Wendy Weixler’s blog.

Here are my two projects!

PROJECT #1 – Happy Birthday Niece

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My first project is a birthday card for my niece who turns 11 next month. The leaves were “frosted” by applying 2-Way Glue Pen adhesive directly onto the leaves and then sprinkling them with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Build a Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Floral District

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Big Shot, Blossom Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Old Olive Brights Designer Button, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

PROJECT #2 – Happy Birthday Nephew

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And here’s another birthday card — this one’s for my nephew who will turn 13 in June. I stamped the large, winged image in Black StazOn ink on a transparency sheet and then cut it out with scissors. The image is popped up on dimensionals that are hidden by the baseball.

Stamps: Great Sport, Curly Cute

Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP (Old Olive)

Ink: Black StazOn, More Mustard

Accessories: Chevron Folder, Big Shot, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Basic Black Neutrals Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To see the next blog, please click the link below. Connie Babbert is next! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

Here’s a simple Mother’s Day card done in Pink Pirouette.

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Stamps: Lacy & Lovely, Delightful Dozen

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 1″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Silver Brad, Rhinestone, Pearl, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The April 2013 Paper Crafters Sampler issue has been released and is now available for purchase!

Click HERE (or click the image below) and you’ll be taken directly to the website where you can view sneak peeks of all the projects, as well as purchase the sampler!

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Here’s a sneak peek at my project:

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Welcome to the Control Freaks March 2013 blog tour! We’ve created projects celebrating Spring and Easter. If you’re following the tour, you’ve just come from LeeAnn Greff’s blog.

Here are my two projects!

PROJECT #1 – Paris in the Spring

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Here’s my take on “Paris in the Spring”. I tried to keep the card light and airy-looking by using mostly white with splashes of pink and black. The center panel measures 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. I stamped the script background from French Foliage (such a pretty stamp set!) in Crumb Cake ink at the top and bottom and then stamped the “splatters” in Melon Mambo ink (I stamped off twice before stamping on the panel). The panel was then sponged with Pretty in Pink ink to help it stand out from the background. The tiny butterfly is from the Collage Curios stamp set found in the spring mini.

Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Stippled Blossoms, French Foliage, Collage Curios

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Black StazOn, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Big Shot, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon,Tea Lace Paper Doily, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge

PROJECT #2 – Happy Easter

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Here’s another mostly white card using Pool Party and a little bit of So Saffron and Wild Wasabi accents. The flowers were made with the second smallest flower on the Blossom Party Originals Die. I applied Dazzling diamonds Glitter to the center of each flower with a 2-Way Glue Pen. The polka-dotted oval is actually vellum cardstock — love the effect of embossing this type of cardstock with SU!’s embossing folders! The bottom corners of the card were rounded by using the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.

Stamps: Delightful Dozen

Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Vellum Cardstock, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi

Ink: Black StazOn

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Blossom Party Originals Die, Big Shot, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button (Pool Party), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To see the next blog, please click the link below. Patty Bennett is next! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

The March 2013 Paper Crafters Sampler issue has been released and is now available for purchase!

Click HERE (or click the image below) and you’ll be taken directly to the website where you can view sneak peeks of all the projects, as well as purchase the sampler!

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Here’s a sneak peek at my project:

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Hello Pretty Petites

Today’s card is just a simple, ten minute card for an upcoming class. The layout is from a past Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO277).

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Stamps: Pretty Petites, Itty Bitty Bits

Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Old Olive Polka Dot Parade DSP

Ink: Old Olive

Accessories: Vine Street Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1-1/4″ Square Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch, Itty Bitty Bits Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Old Olive 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon

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