You’re Beautiful

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Hi readers! Happy Monday to you! I can’t think of a better way to beat the rainy day blues (here in Ohio), than with this gorgeous and brightly colored card by the very talented Pamela Ho! Read on below to see how she created the card and the Paper Smooches stamps & dies that brought this design to life!

Enjoy!

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When I saw Paper Smooches Kudos word die, I immediately wanted to use it as a stencil and try my hand again with the embossing paste.  I cut out a few pieces using the “beautiful” die and adhered them together.  I temporarily adhered it down in the middle of the cardstock and slapped on some colored embossing paste with my palette knife.  I finished the card off with a simple stamped “you’re” using Blossoming Buds.

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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Pamela for being our fabulous guest!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Sweet Treat Sunday!

Hi readers! Happy Sunday! Today I’m happy to be back with a seriously delicious looking card made by Kristina Werner! How awesome & cheery is that?? I love the way she fades out the Zig Zag stencil on this card. Who do YOU love more than ice cream?

Enjoy!

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Thanks for reading, and thanks to Kristina for doing a special card for us to share!!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Class Giveaway!

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Look at your stamps in a whole new way! Back by popular demand, join Online Card Classes for another great installment of Stretch Your Stamps!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Debby Hughes, and friends, to discover just how far you can stretch your stamps—whether you’re an expert stamper or just getting started! In Stretch Your Stamps 2, you’ll learn how particular styles of stamps can be used in a variety of creative ways to expand your card-making skills.

Over the course of this two-week session, you’ll be introduced to techniques and concepts through expert instructor videos, and then build on your new knowledge with the help of inspiring guest artist examples. Stretch Your Stamps 2 includes:

  • 30+ videos with cards!
  • 10+ cards with step-by-step photos!
  • They will be using 9 specific stamp sets in class. All cards feature one of the 9 stamp sets. Students DO NOT need the specific stamps. See the Supply List area below for more info.
  • PDFs with written instructions that you can print and have on-hand.
  • A forum for discussion between students and teachers (open now, archived for your reference on August 22, 2014).
  • A student gallery for sharing your work (open now, archived for your reference on August 22, 2014).
  • Shopping discounts to online stores during class.
  • A well-paced schedule with videos and additional examples on alternating days.

NOTE: You DO NOT need to take Stretch Your Stamps 1 to enjoy this class. Stretch Your Stamps 2 has all new videos, cards, and ideas!

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Types of stamps explored in class:

  • Background Stamps
  • Reverse Background Stamps
  • Alphabet Stamps
  • Sentiment Stamps
  • Outline Stamps
  • Graphic Stamps
  • Floral Stamps
  • Floral Builder Stamps
Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Magnolia SALE + Inspiration

Hi readers! Happy Saturday to you! I’m pleased to bring you an adorable Magnolia card by the always lovely and talented Heather Gilfoy Bond. She just also happens to be on our Wednesday Challenge Design Team.  If you haven’t already, check out the amazing cards they made to inspire this week!

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Sale Alert! Use code CUTE to purchase your favorite Magnolia products this weekend for half off!!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Heather for providing us this lovely card!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Cotton Candy Color Coordinates

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Hello my friends! I’ve got a special treat for you today! Let me introduce you to the Color Coordinates for Cotton Candy!

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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Premium Dye Ink
Pebbles Inc. Girl Special Delivery 6×6 Paper Pack
Pebbles Inc. Garden Party 6×6 Paper Pack
My Mind’s Eye Heirloom Enamel Dots
Kelly Purkey Pink Alphabet Stickers
Doodlebug Cupcake Assortment Heart Pearls
Doodlebug Love Always Washi Tape
WOW Pink Sherbert Embossing Glitter
Glitz Cherries Washi Tape
Copic Sketch Marker Salmon Pink RV42

My card is simple and soft, perfect for Baby! I started off with a white card then cut my Cotton Candy cardstock using the Butterfly Drift die from Simon Says Stamp.

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I cut 4 different sheets of the Special Delivery papers and mixed them back in to the butterfly die cut.  I have lifted a few of the grey butterflies up with some foam tape.

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I stamped “Baby” with Cotton Candy ink and to finish things off, I’ve added a few of the Pearl Hearts and Enamel dots.

I’ve shot a video of the product walk through for this collection, hope you enjoy!

 

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Thanks for coming by today!!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening