Category Archives: Very Vanilla

More Amore DSP

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I needed a thinking of you card, and decided to pull out the More Amore DSP. Unfortunately, I can’t take anymore credit than that. I CASE’d the card from the Muse My World blog http://www.musemyworld.com/muse-my-world-stampin/2013/01/stampin-up-card-more-amore.html. Please head over and take a look at her work.

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Materials

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter

Inks: StazOn Black

Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, DSP More Amore

Other: Pool Party Baker’s Twine

Triple Time Stamping

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Hi everyone,

I have never done the triple time technique before, but I had been wanting to try it. The card turned out pretty well, except I don’t like how the words blended in too much with the green. I had already spent way too much time on this, so I decided to leave it and correct when I make another one. The technique was pretty simple, the sizes of the very vanilla are 4″ x 5.25″ , 3″ x 4.25″, and 2″ x 3.25″. The Primrose petal was cut a 1/4″ larger for each dimension. I used a very very small piece of painters tape to hold my layers together while I stamped.

Hope you enjoy.

Materials

Stamps: Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Summer starfruit, primrose petal, gumball green

Paper: Primrose petal, very vanilla

Other: Nonephoto

Summer Afternoon Birthday Card

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Hi,

As I mentioned before, now is the time it seem of many birthdays. The next one on my list is my younger brother. For some reason, cards for boys are always my hardest. This one I totally CASE’d from here http://carefreecreations.haman.us/2012/08/birthday-ride/comment-page-1/#comment-18522

I used the Summer Afternoon set, as well as my stampin’ write markers and sponge daubers.

Don’t forget, any orders and all in April, get a free annual catalog in May when it is published.photo.

Baby Card!

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Hope everyone is enjoying this amazing spring weather! I’ve been having fun crafting, but too busy for posts. I promise to try and get better. Now that the weather has finally changes, I feel so much more energized.  My cousin had a baby recently and as I was running to the post office to mail her present, I realized that I forget to make her a card (Big Duh on my part- this is what I do). So with only ten minutes, this was what I whipped. I went with the Easy Event Set which is one of my go-tos. Sorry that it isn’t the best picture.

 

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Technique class

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Don’t forget, we this month’s technique class is on masking. We are offering it twice, both times at Seacoast Sewing Center. It is January 15 at 11 am and January 23 at 5 pm. Classes will be approximately one hour and are only $12. We will be learning the technique. You will get a instructional page to keep and practice the technique as well as a card to send with the technique. I am working on perfecting it now and here is the result. Not perfect but I like it. photo-4

Stamp of the Month Class

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Good Afternoon,

I promised a sneak peek of the Secret Garden stamp which is brand new in the Spring 2013 catalog and here it is. If you want to have your own stamp set and make this card along with 2 other projects, sign up for the class by January 2. More information is under the Classes tab at the top or feel free to email me.

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Christmas Money Holders

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My husband was in charge getting presents for his 5 nieces and nephews. He decided to start shopping today when we need to gifts by tomorrow. After becoming fustrated by the crowds at the stores, he took the typical guy approach by stopping at a bank and deciding to give them all cash. Since I had a certain reputation to uphold, I decided to at least make up some nice money cards. I used the No Peeking Stamp set and leftover Be Of Good Cheer DSP. The solid colors are Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.  I copied the design from Dawn’s Stamping Studio (http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/2008/08/money-card.html)

I think they turned out pretty well for last minute. What do you think?

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Last minute Christmas cards

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It is embarrassing to say, but I am still not done my Christmas cards and have most of my shopping left to do. Here is a quick card that I made using the Snow Much Fun set and the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper.

photo-2If you are interested in some quick card kits, please check out my etsy store where kits in this DSP color family are still available.

Christmas Cards – No Peeking

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One of my go to stamps this season has been the No Peeking Stamp Set. There are just so many uses for it. Here is a card I made using some leftover materials from a recent class. IMG_0021