Punch Art and Word Bubbles Just Go Together

Elmo Punch Art

Punch art has always been fun to me so the Word Bubble Framelits from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog got me very excited to make this card!  I was quite sad when my kids grew out of this stage of cartoon characters and Nick Jr TV shows.  I think I enjoyed them as much (or even more) as they did!  Elmo here was a breeze to put together with Stampin’ Up!’s punches!  The little polka dot paper from the Kaleidoscope DSP in the new catalog was great for this card so I just had to use the new Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (FREE with a $50 order!) in the new Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I also used the new Banner Punch, (also FREE with a $50 order) for more fun on this cute card.  So, want to see the inside?

Punch Art InsideI forgot to photograph it before I finished it.  I want to start doing a better job on the insides of my cards so I have to share them, right?  Now, a photo of the beautiful little 2 year old who received this card today – NORA!

noraThis is Nora, who was so excited to get the Elmo balloon that I couldn’t get a great photo of her.  You know how difficult that is, right?  She is such a sweet little girl and loves my daughter, Sarah!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake (Wood #128490, Clear #121958), Morning Post Numbers ( Clear #131841), Party This Way (retired)
  • Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP (#132995),Crushed Curry (#131199),  Real Red (#102482), Bermuda Bay (#131197), Tangerine Tango (#111349), Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#121045)
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay (#131171), Real Red (#126949), Tangerine Tango (#126946), Crushed Curry (#131173)
  • Cool Tools: Word Bubble Framelits (#132968), Banner Punch (#133519), Scallop Punch (#118874), 1 1/4″, 3/4″, and 1/2″ Circle Punches, Decorative Dots TIEF (#133520)
  • Finishing Touch: Real Red 1/8″ Ribbon (#119251), Brights Candy Dots (#130931), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309), Small Heart Punch (#117193)

So, I know this card is quite a departure for me, but what do you think?  I bet you have a little one in your circle of family or friends who would love this card!  If you like my card, would you please leave me a comment?  You will be entered into my Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy Giveaway in February for EVERY comment you make!  Easy Peasy way to get FREE products, so don’t delay!  And don’t forget to sign up for email notifications and “like” my Facebook page – both of which you can do right here on my blog.  If there is anything I can help you with, just send me an email.  I would love to help!  Till then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Wonder-ful

 

Watercolor WonderWhat a cheerful card this one turned out to be, using the new stamp set, Perfect Pennants, and Watercolor Wonder designer paper from Celebrate the Everyday catalog.  I am submitting this card to this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge.  It was a fun card to make and so easy because of all of the great new products from Stampin’ Up!  Did you notice the washi tape?  It really doesn’t get easier than that!  The pretty banner made with the new punch?  This stamp set is very versatile, don’t you think?


Perfect Pennants
$29.95
I am also submitting this card to a new card challenge blog called, The Card Concept.  It is a very cool idea of showcasing different styles of cards.  My style is more Clean & Layered, don’t you think?
It’s All in the Details
  • Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants (Wood #133227, Clear #133230)
  • Paper: Watercolor Wonder (#132994), Tangerine Tango (#111349), Whisper White (#100730)
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (#133324)
  • Finishing Touch: 1/8″ White Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons (#130028)
Have you had a chance to play with the Watercolor Wonder DSP yet?  It is definitely my favorite!  So fresh and bright!!  We have had quite the winter here in Michigan and having some bright colors around has kept me from really getting in the doldrums.  What are you loving from the new catalog?  It absolutely has something for everyone!

I would love to hear your comments about my card today!  Won’t you please leave me one?   Stay tuned for my February Blog Candy Giveaway!  All you have to do is come to my blog and leave comments!  It is a great way to get some quality Stampin’ Up! supplies that you will love using.  It all starts today!  And please don’t forget to sign up for email notifications and “like” my Facebook page!!  Until then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥

Let’s Party, Party, Party!

Celebrations Banner KitParty, Party, Party is one of the suggested bundles in the new Sale-A-Bration catalog and since my husband and I were hosting the post-holiday office party this past weekend, I decided to give it a try!  The banner was so easy and fast to put together!  The letters are pre-cut  so you just stick them on (TIP: use glue so they don’t unstick when you have your fireplace on haha).  I think it turned out nice, don’t you?  I added three ribbons between the letters and just tied them on.

TIP: Want to use it all year?  I am going to use this in my craft room.  How, you ask?  You can by taking it and just using the letters CREATE!  It will surely inspire me and help me to enjoy my craft room even more than I already do.

Good as Gold Card Kit

These are the cards I made for the staff from the Good as Gold card kit.  They were a huge hit, even before they found the gift card inserted inside.  Do you see the  German sentiment?  The sentiments come in English, German, and French.  I loved this because my husband’s partner is German, so I used English and German on each card to represent them both.  My husband was so inspired by this that he actually wrote his personal message to each employee in English, French and Arabic!  Isn’t that a great idea?!

Happy Watercolor 4

My husband came to me the night before the party and said that he needed four more cards for employees that are not part of his staff but were invited because they do assist their department.  ARGH!  OK!  I run down to my craft room and in just an hour (I had so many other things I needed to do) I made this CAS card from the stamp set, Happy Watercolor.  I started by looking at my handy dandy card kits and grabbed Merry Little Christmas Simply Created Card Kit.  After looking at it, I decided that it would look too holidayish but I used the card base and the pre-cut banners, which saved me lots of time.  I went to Eastern Elegance DSP and chose the pattern that I felt was best (it is so pretty!) for these cards, cut a little piece of each card, stamped the sentiment from the photopolymer stamp set, Another Thank You, then the flower with the watercolor background, tied a quick bow out of the 1/8″ silver ribbon and that was DONE!  Super fast and pretty!

Lastly, from the uber-cool Party Bundle I used the tags as food placards!  Here is a photo:

Party Food Label

 

The guests really appreciated knowing what each dish was without having to ask.  I think they turned out great and were so easy to make!

It’s All in the Details

  • Kits: Party, Party, Party Bundle: Bermuda Bay #135324 Wood or 135325 Clear, Calypso Coral #135328 Wood or #135329 Clear, Good as Gold Card Kit #133512 (FREE SAB item!)
  • Stamp Sets: Happy Watercolor #133188 Wood or #133191 Clear, Another Thank You #133454
  • Paper: Eastern Elegance #130131

Want to see more photos from the party?

Front DoorBuffetPresents What holiday party is complete without the White Elephant game?! This group has been playing this gift exchange game for the past six years and the gifts are guaranteed to make you laugh.  The singing fish was exchanged once more – so who will get it next?!

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my home and our party!  Did you get any ideas for your next get-together?  Sale-A-Bration begins January 28th and runs through March 31st!  I would love to help you get all of the free products from your order or party!  This is the time to place that order you have been thinking about!  Not only do you get free product for orders over $150, you will get an ADDITIONAL $30 for orders over $300!!!  Would you like to get a DISCOUNT on your Stampin’ Up! products?  You can get 20% on any and all products when you join!  There is no obligation to place any orders after your Start-Up Kit, where you get $150 worth of product for $99 and FREE SHIPPING!  I am looking for more stampin’ Pals, so please consider joining!  You will love being in my circle of stampers and the fun, inspiration, and satisfaction you will get from being part of this fantastic company will make you want to stay, just as it did for me.  I am waiting for you to contact me!  Don’t forget to leave me a comment, sign up for email notifications and “LIKE” me on Facebook!  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥

This Week’s Announcements

 

Hello!

I am working on some really great projects this week, but I wanted to keep you up-to-date on the Weekly Deals at Stampin’ Up!  Just in case you haven’t taken advantage of them, I have the link to my online store HERE.  It’s a great time to buy these items!  Let me know if you need any help!  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

Oh, Happy Day! It’s Blog Hop Day!!

January Blog Hop

 

Welcome to our first blog hop of 2014. This month we are excited to show you the new products available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog as well as a preview of the free products you can earn through Sale-a-bration at the end of January.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from  Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Starburst Sayings

 

This card started with the new stamp set and coordinating framelits from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog.  I love this stamp set because we should all try to remember the Happy Days in our lives!  The days slip by too quickly so I want to have these cards ready to use whenever a happy occasion happens.  This particular card is for a birthday, but you can use this stamp set for ANY occasion!  Doesn’t the Birthdays Basics DSP look great with this stamp set?!

And here is the inside!

Label Love

The ways to embellish this card are truly limitless and can be used for whatever style you like.  Would you like to know how to make it for yourself?  Here are the dimensions for this fun card:

Cardstock:

  • Large Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 3″
  • Small  Card Base: 6″ x 3″ and score at 3″

Designer  Series Paper:

  • for Large Card Base:  5 1/4″ x 4″ and 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • for Small Card Base:  2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (you have 3 sides that could be done)

I used a punch that is popped up on 2 dimensionals (adhered to the left side of the punch) to hold the small card shut.  Here is one more angle to help you see the construction of this card.

Starburst Sayings Inside

 

It’s All in the Details – (click on the item to buy from my store!)

I hope you liked my card today and use the tutorial to make your own Joy Fold Card!  I would love to hear your comments and don’t forget to sign up for email notifications and “like” me on Facebook!  The next stop is Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you soon!

1.     Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp 
2.     Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper   YOU ARE HERE
3.     Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space 
4.     Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’ 
5.     Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker 
6.     Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com 
7.     Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
8.     Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains 
9.     Janice Warhank at Janice’s Papercraft Playground 
10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations 
11. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo 
12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti 
13. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty 
14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat 
15. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter 
16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
17. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery 
18. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons 
19. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles 
20. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn 
21. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff 
22. Beth Beard at My little craft blog 
23. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
25. Lisa Gaines-Davis at Cherry St. Papertreats 
26. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards 
27. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner 
28. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine

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Click to see this great deal from My Paper Pumpkin!

Scrapbook Sunday for the Creative Crew

Sarah 2013

 

Here is my last submission for January’s Creative Crew challenge.  We were asked to make a scrapbook page following a sketch.  I love to make scrapbooks and there is no better subject than my children!

CCREW0114SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM — Scrapbook focus: Whether you’re digital or traditional, or even if you don’t really scrap at all – maybe you prefer a framed art piece or a This & That journal – Whatever you decide show us how you would use the attached layout.

One note about this is how the vellum takes the color of the cardstock behind it but adds more interest to it with the silver stripes.  There are other patterns in the packet of designer vellum as well.  You should be able to see that there is a heart made with another vellum that has hearts.  It is so pretty to use.  The silver Encore ink just adds to the elegance of this page, which is exactly what I was hoping to achieve.  My daughter, Sarah, is 16 and is such a lovely young woman now.  This page really helps convey that.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Best of Love, Perfectly Penned
  • Paper: Pink Pirouette, Brushed Silver, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Pool Party
  • Paper Size: 12″ x 12″
  • Ink: Silver Metallic Encore
  • Accessories: Tasteful Trim Bigz XL, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Corner Rounder, Framelits: Starburst, Circles Collection, Hearts Collection, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon

Well, I can’t wait to share my experiences at Stampin’ Up!’s Leadership convention with you!  This is my very first convention and I will try to bring it to life for you.  Until then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥