Sweet and Simple Yippee Skippee

Yippee Skippee

This was a card that we did for Stamp Camp a while back.  The washi tape is so great for quick and simple cards. All we did for this one was stamp the sentiment and add a strip of washi tape from the Ghingham Garden trio. The cupcakes were made using the Cupcake Builder punch. The cupcake tops are embossed and I trimmed a little piece from an Espresso cherry to create the chocolate dipped cherry. The Espresso cupcake bottom was crimped and the other was covered with the same washi tape. The Early Espresso bakers twine finishes it off nicely. Originally, I was going to put the cupcakes on another layer, but I liked the clean and simple look of just popping them up on the card base. An easy card and lots of fun to put together.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

Yippee-Skippee

Ink

Early Espresso

Paper

Strawberry Slush ~ Early Espresso ~ Whisper White

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Perfect Polka Dots EF ~ Cupcake Builder Punch ~ Gingham Garden washi tape ~ Early Espresso bakers twine ~ Crimping tool

 

Timeless Talk in Black and White

timeless talk

Here is a card we did for workshops last fall. Timeless Talk is one of my very favorite, and one of the most popular sets from the current catalog. I love that the style is contemporary and vintage at the same time. I decided to use the Modern Medley DSP which is perfect for the Black and White color technique, even though the paper is black and vanilla. Close enough. The technique is simple enough. Design something using only the colors Black and White. It makes stunning cards.

Stamp something happy today!!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

Timeless Talk

Ink

Black StazOn

Paper

Basic Black ~ Very Vanilla ~ Modern Medley DSP

Fun Stuff

2 1/2″ Circle punch ~ Lace Paper Doilies ~ Very Vanilla Seam Binding ~ Basic Rhinestones

 

Animal Talk Valentine

Animal Talk

These aren’t traditional colors, but this set makes the cutest valentines! Especially when paired with these sweet little hearts from the retired Sweet Shop DSP. I stocked up on this fave DSP while it was on the Clearance Rack, so it will show up for some time still in my creations.

I used markers to color the stamp. I stamped an extra bird and popped it up over the first. The sentiments for this set are really cute (click the link in the table below to take a peek). It is very easy to change them up, making this set very versatile; by just stamping or printing something different on a separate strip of paper and then popping it up over the part you want to replace. Sweet stuff.

Thanks for looking!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

Animal Talk

Ink

Old Olive ~ Island Indigo ~ Bermuda Bay ~ Wisteria Wonder Stampin Write Markers

Paper

Whisper White ~ Wisteria Wonder ~ Sweet Shop DSP

Fun Stuff

Scallop Border punch ~ Corner Rounder Punch ~ Island Indigo bakers twine ~ Wisteria Wonder bakers twine

 

What Does the Fox Say?

life in the forest

life in the forest

I have to admit that I bought this set, just so I could make a “What does the fox say?” card for my grandbaby. The set isn’t my style so much, but I NEEDED that fox! The rest of the critters are growing on me though, and I have thought of several other cute card ideas already.

This had to be the valentine for Aubrey this year though, because she LOVES the song and plays it over and over. I downloaded it to her little tablet that she got for Christmas, so I wouldn’t have to listen to it any more!! If you don’t know what I am talking about, just google “What does the fox say?” and watch the video. A spoof gone viral. Way beyond viral, actually.

Just basic stamping here, and I used blender pens and ink pads to color in the fox and trees.

Aubrey, who is in pre-k this year, pointed out that I needed to color more carefully and try to stay inside the lines. I tried to explain that it was a watercolor method which gives the artist creative license to go outside the lines on occasion and that it actually lends itself to the fluid, unconfined nature of the technique. Or something like that. She interrupted me mid explanation with an impatient pat on the hand and said “It’s OK Nana, just try to do better next time.” Ah, Mrs. Roy….. grasshopper has learned well. I felt like giving myself a punch on my behavior ticket and putting myself down for a nap. I am pretty sure she’s not going to buy my story of artistic intent on the over spray of smooch spritz inside the card either, but I have learned my lesson. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

Aren’t the Word Bubble framelits a HOOT though!??! I love them and I think they will be used A LOT. Scrapbook pages, cards, This and That. So many fun ideas.

I hope you get to stamp today!!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

Life in the Forest ~ Delightful Dozen

Ink

Cajun Craze ~ Bermuda Bay ~ Baked Brown Sugar ~ Black StazOn

Paper

Pool Party ~ Whisper White ~ Fresh Prints DSP stack

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Circle framelits ~ Word Bubble Framelits ~ Owl Builder punch ~ Blender Pens ~ Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz

 

Sale-A-Bration Banner Blast

follow my heart

Sale-A-Bration starts tomorrow! I used one of the free items that you can earn during this favorite Stampin’ Up! promotion. The two banners with the hearts are from the Banner Blast set that has a matching punch. The gold heart vellum is from the new Spring Occasions catalog.

I embossed the sentiment and then cut the heart with a framelit and layered the vellum over the sentiment. All of the images are stamped in Versamark ink and then coated with gold embossing powder and heat embossed. Very old school valentine and technique, with the red and gold, but I kind of like it!

Thanks for looking!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

Follow My Heart ~ Banner Blast

Ink

Versamark

Paper

Cherry Cobbler ~ Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Hearts framelits ~ Banner Punch ~ Gold embossing powder ~ Embossing Heat Tool ~ Gold bakers twine

 

Spiral Flower Die

Spiral flower die

I played with some fun new things from the new Occasions catalog! First, I lOVE this new DSP paper stack called Fresh Prints. I love these patterns and colors, and this is my favorite from the pack, I think (today anyway)!

This is the first flower I have made with the new Spiral Flower Die. These are so easy to make! Just run them through the Big Shot and then roll them into a flower. So much fun! I unmounted the wheel from the Clearance Rack and that gave me a bunch of cool Valentine sentiments. Easy Peasy.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

I {love} Love wheel

Ink

Cherry Cobbler

Paper

Regals Core’dinations ~ Primrose Petals ~ Fresh Prints DSP stack

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Hearts framelits ~ Spiral Flower Die ~ Sanding System ~ Brights Glimmer Brads ~ Pool party bakers twine

 

Follow My Heart

follow my heart

I love how this color combination turned out! I used Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Primrose petals together. So sweet! This card went together very quickly, thanks to the Banner Blast set and matching punch that are two of the FREE items you can earn during Sale-A-Bration. It is coming up quickly!

Sale-A-Bration starts next Tuesday, January 28th and runs through March 31st. Earn one of 13 free items created just for this promotion with each $50 purchase. You can also receive an additional $30 in hostess goodies when your personal stamp party reaches $300 in sales.

I hope you get to stamp today!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

Follow My Heart ~ Banner Blast

Ink

Blushing Bride ~ Pool Party ~ Primrose Petals

Paper

Blushing Bride ~ Pool Party ~ Whisper White ~ Primrose Petals

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Perfect Polka Dots EF ~ Hearts framelits ~ Banner Punch ~ Retired Heart Punch ~ Pool Party Bakers Twine

 

Hello Lovely

Hello Lovely

The stamp set I used for this card is called Hello Lovely. In spite of that, the Hardwood background stamp gives it a masculine feel and I love the trendy look that the Hello Lovely set lends to it. Inside the card is a die cut I {heart} U. There are a bunch of fun little die cuts like these that come with the two flip card thinlits. Lots of fun goodies!

Thanks for looking today!

Belinda

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps

Hello Lovely ~ Hardwood

Ink

Early Espresso ~ Cherry Cobbler

Paper

Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations ~ Neutrals Core’dinations ~ Early Espresso ~ Crumb Cake

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Hearts framelits ~ Circle Card Thinlets ~ Label Card Thinlets