Snowflake Card Using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Today’s share feature’s another holiday card in Elegant Eggplant and using supplies from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Several techniques and tools are used on this card; a double image technique for the snowflake, sponging and the stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement of the words.  As you know I love a little “something” on all my cards so I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper as a frame around the stamped panel and a little rhinestone to dot the lower case “J”.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock – scrap piece, large enough for the “Jolly” thinlit

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

Merry Medley Holiday Card

Today’s share features thermal embossing using VersaMark and clear embossing powder. I used Merry Medley for the background and Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating framelits for the tree and presents.  Add a little star with Gold Glimmer paper and some Baker’s Twine and you have a cute little holiday card.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Garden Green cardstock – scrap piece for the tree (approx 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″)
  • Gold Foil paper – scrap piece for the three gifts (approx 1 1/2″ x 3″)
  • Gold Glimmer paper – scrap piece large enough for the little star

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

Bleach Technique – Happy Ornament Card

Hello everyone!  Today’s share focuses on using regular household bleach to whiten up areas when using a darker cardstock.  Every time you use it you never know the effect it will have.  In the sample below it doesn’t bleach evenly but almost takes on a look like a globe. To me  the lighter parts resemble countries, doesn’t the area under the “HA” and “every” look like Africa? I did go in and add a little Elegant Eggplant to the ribbon and top of the ornament after bleaching.  Then for the final touch, a little Wink of Stella over the whole thing, although it is a little hard to see in the picture. Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Elegant Eggplant – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Foil – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Elegant Eggplant – 3 3/4″ x 5″

Supplies Used (Not Stampin’ Up!):

  • Household bleach (not diluted)
  • Old paintbrush

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Inspiration Take Two!

Back in August I posted an entry on where I find inspiration.  When I am out and about I look at everything, you never know when an idea will hit you.  Last Friday night my husband and I were in Walmart and I walked by a Thanksgiving display and loved the colors.  They went so well together I took a picture of the pans and the whole shopping trip I had visions of Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry dancing around in my head.  I couldn’t wait until the weekend so I could make some cards using those colors!!

To see original post on finding inspiration [CLICK HERE]

Here are the pans that were on display:

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And here are my creations:

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Since it was a Thanksgiving display I decided to go with that same theme using the Paisleys & Posies set and the Give Thanks saying from Suite Seasons.  Both were made with a resist technique.  Tuesday I will have a video tutorial on this technique so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss it!

Like I tell my customers all the time, you all have inspiration inside of you already and you never know when it will hit you.  You just need to be ready when it does!

Supplies Used:

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Time to Stock Up on Designer Series Paper!

From October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 select Designer Series Papers are on sale….buy three get the fourth one for FREE!  You can mix and match any way you choose. See below for the designs available during this promotion.

Here are few ideas using the One Sheet Wonder technique. This is a great way to make several cards at once to have on hand or they can make a great gift for someone! Something to think about with the holidays around the corner.

To learn more about One Sheet Wonder and get a template to use in your own designs [CLICK HERE]

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Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663

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Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper #141660

Choose from the following designs:

To shop now and stock up before the sale ends [CLICK HERE]

Don’t forget!  With any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper!  Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online.  I will send your gift to the address used for your order.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT enter the code.  I will automatically send your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!
Happy Stamping!
 ~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

 

Let’s Do Some Embossing! Featuring Merriest Wishes and Merry Tags

Today’s share highlights both thermal (heat) embossing and dry embossing.  The card features the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Merriest Wishes stamp set and the coordinating framelits, Merry Tags which can be purchased separately or as a bundle.  Enjoy!

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[Click here to learn how to thermal (heat) emboss]

Card Dimensions:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock –  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (for ornament)
  • Gold Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Gold Bakers Twine – 2 pieces approx 9″ each

Supplies Used:

~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

 

 

 

Pear Card using the Fruit Stand Suite

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As summer nears an end, I am trying so hard to hold onto the warm weather, long days, and the delicious fresh fruits and veggies this season offers before winter sets in.  This card features a yummy pear and is inked using sponge daubers to get nice shading and dimension that is shown in the pears of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  Easy technique that gives amazing results.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Pear Pizzazz card base – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Fruit Stand DSP – Daffodil Delight with Polka Dots – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Fruit Stand DSP – Pears – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Suppplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!
~Joanne