Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Simply Sweet

I love browsing Pinterest for new ideas and to get my creative juices flowing. While pinning recently, I got inspiration from a very cute lollipop card by Julie Day.  Here is my version below.

It is such a fun card! Who would not want to receive this in the mail?

It was my turn to prepare a make-n-take project at our team meeting this month (Woohoo Kindred Inkers!) so I decided this would be the card to make. For the lollipop base I adhered Stampin' Up's Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to some Whisper White card stock and ran it through my big shot using the Circles #2 Original Die. I started my spiral using Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine in the center of the circle and worked my way out. It takes a few minutes to complete this part but it is totally worth it! I bought a package of Wilton Lollipop Sticks at Michaels and then tied a bow around it to finish it off.

Let me know if you make this card! We had discussions of what size circle to use for the base, my preference was a larger circle but I think mini lollipops would be cute as well.

One last note, if you have a Pinterest account I would love for you to check out my boards here. Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Woodgrain Fun

I just wanted to share this masculine card with you before the weekend!

I really like the new Woodgrain Textured Impression Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalog.  I did not have to embellish this card too much because the woodgrain added the perfect amount of texture.  I have a feeling I will be using this embossing folder a lot! Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!  

All Stampin' Up products used:
  • Woodgrain Textured Impression Embossing Folder #127821
  • Labels Collection Framelits #125598
  • Night of Navy Card Stock #100867
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock #120953
  • Early Espresso Card Stock #119686
  • Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine #123125
  • Silver Mini Brads #122941
  • You're Amazing stamp set #126722 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Summer Happens!

Whew! Summer came and went in the blink of an eye. I was on the go all summer and I loved it! From birthdays celebrations, to baseball games, softball games, family vacations, and the Stampin' Up Convention my summer was booked! Then summer ended and school began. I am not sure how I ended up being a mother to a 4th grader and a 6th grader already, but it is real. I shed some tears, happy tears, just realizing how fast kids grow up. It is a great reminder to cherish every moment with our kids!

Here is a quick photo recap of my summer:

We made some great memories this summer!

In the meantime, I promise I have been creating cards! I have not even had a chance to discuss the new Holiday Catalog with everyone! Yikes, I am in love with all the new products. This catalog is awesome. My wish list is huge. Here is my top five (for today anyway):

1. The Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (Page 3) I love the bundles they have in this catalog! This bundle includes the Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set and the Holiday Ornament Framelets Dies. I cannot wait to make the ornament shown on the cover of the Holiday Catalog! Item # 129950 $42.95

2. 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (Page 4) It is available in three colors, Cherry Cobbler is my fave! I love working with tulle and I am excited to add this embellishment to my cards. Item #127841 $6.95

3. Ghoulish Googlies Bundle (Page 27) Yes, another bundle! This is such a great Halloween Bundle. It includes everything you need to make a cute Halloween treat bag for your favorite trick-or-treater! You get the Googly Ghouls stamp set and Ghoulish Designer Printed Kit Item #129853 $16.95

4. Silicone Craft Sheet (Page 31) I just got mine in the mail and I cannot wait to use it. You can use this when you are working with different adhesives, I will try it with hot glue. No more burned fingers. You can place a dallop of hot glue on the craft sheet, assemble your project, then lift it right off. Item #127853 $5.95

5. Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder (Page 33) I love all of the embossing folders and cannot wait to try this one! Item #127821 $7.95

What is your favorite item from the catalog? I cannot wait to hear from you! There are lots of hidden gems in there so be sure to check out each page. I am still finding new things!
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