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Christmas in July 2016 Days 5 & 6 + Lotus Flowers

Hello!  I finally got back into my craft room today to start catching up on Christmas in July!


My first card for Christmas in July Day 5 uses Stampin’ Up! and I am entering this card into the ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for No Rules.

I used the Among the Branches stamp set and the Woodland embossing folder. The patterned papers are from the All is Calm designer paper series.


2016 Card 73 - Stampin Up Among the Branches


My second card is for Christmas in July Day 6 and uses Verve stamps and Carta Bella paper. I used texture paste with a stencil from MFT which I heat set. I added some stickles to the branch image.  I am entering this card into the Anything Goes challenge at Craft Rocket Challenges.


2016 Card 74 - Verve Stamps Merry Wishes


And lastly I have a floral birthday card I made using Waffle Flower stamps and Bo Bunny papers. The flowers were stamped and then cut out with my Scan N Cut and colored with copics.


2016 Card 72 - Waffle Flower Lotus


Thanks for visiting!



Card #1  – all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Among the Branches

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate

CS: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Crumb Cake

DSP: All is Calm

Other: 2″ circle punch, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, basic rhinestones, Woodland embossing folder


Card #2 

Stamps: Verve Stamps Merry Wishes

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Cherry Cobbler

CS: SU Garden Green, Crumb Cake

PP: Carta Bella Christmas Time

Other: MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax, gold cording, Ranger texture paste, Candy Cane stickles


Card #3

Stamps: Waffle Flower Stamps Lotus

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Grape Jelly, Copic Xpress Blend It card

PP: Bo Bunny Ambrosia

Other: MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax, The Twinery twine, copics

SU Celebrate Today



Tonight I am sharing the card I made for my husband’s birthday. I used my Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating Balloon framelits to create it. I used the current sketch at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration for the card layout.


2016 Card 60 - Mike bday SU Celebrate Today


My color combo from the list I made up is Calypso Coral (my favorite!!), So Saffron and Island Indigo.  I added Smoky Slate as a neutral for the embellishments.  I really like how these colors look together.  Since I didn’t have to mail the card, I was able to pop up the balloon, add some thick baker’s twine and a few buttons.


Here is the sketch~



Supplies~all Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Celebrate Today

Ink: Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Whisper White

PP: Regals dsp stack

Other: Large Polka dots embossing folder, Subtles buttons, Smoky Slate thick baker’s twine, dimensionals

Amazing Birthday x2



I have two cards to share tonight!  I’m still working my way through my own challenges and made two cards with Stampin Up’s Amazing Birthday set which retired last month.


The first card is for the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  I used a color combo of Always Artichoke, Pool Party and Cucumber Crush. I really wasn’t sure about it when I made it up my color combo list, but I kinda like it! I added in Smoky Slate as a neutral.


2016 Card 57 - Stampin Up Amazing Birthday


Here is the second card using a card design I made up when I shifted the pieces around (and around and around – I couldn’t decide what to do lol!)


2016 Card 58 - Stampin Up Amazing Birthday


Here is the sketch for the first card – you still have a few days to enter!



My niece’s baptism is tomorrow so I need to go make a card for that…or buy one tomorrow if I can’t come up with something!


Have a great night!


Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Amazing Birthday

Ink: Always Artichoke, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party

CS: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush

DSP: retired Subtles DSP stack (second card), current Regals DSP stack (first card)

Other: retired scallop punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 2″ circle punch, regals candy dots, subtles candy dots, neutral candy dots, Decorative Dots embossing folder

May 2nd creation



Today’s creation is a combo of Penny Black stamps, SEI papers and a shaped card. Since I did a circle card recently, I wanted to do something else.  I pulled out one of my old Nestabilities sets, Labels 8, to create the card base.


2016 Card 52 - Penny Black Sweet Thing


The sweet little girl is called Sweet Thing and she is a wood mount stamp I picked up at Hobby Lobby a year or two ago.  No idea how long I have had this Happy Day paper by SEI. I still love this bright, fun paper!  I added Star Dust stickles to the girl’s wings and the cupcake.  A fairly quick and easy card!


Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Thing

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Berrylicious, Xpress It Blending Card

PP: SEI Happy Day

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8, SU Bakers Twine White, SU White Perfect Accents, Star Dust stickles