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Spring Break!

I just wanted to let you know that I will be MIA this next week!  It is Spring Break and we are headed back home.  My parents only have dial up so I can check my email, but won’t be able to do any blog work!  What a bummer!  I think I will go through withdrawal!!  Hopefully I’ll have some creative time and then can post that stuff once I return.  Also, I mentioned before that I would post blog candy for 10,000 hits.  Of course the timing of that will be while I’m gone!  Once I return, I will post the candy and give you some time to comment!  Thanks and have a great week!

Until Next Week……..Happy Creating!!!

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This card was made by Bonnie.  I love her color combo!  The red and black with the gray accent (or maybe silver) is beautiful!

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This card was made by Diana.  I am not usually attracted to the Bold Brights, but I think this card is stunning!  I love the glitter accents.  That really makes the cake just POP!

If I had to take a stab at the colors used, I would guess:  YoYo Yellow, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise.


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This card was made by Kris.  I have received many cards from Kris and she always does an awesome job!  I always look forward to seeing what she has come up with next!!


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Here is another card made by Kris!  It’s so Springy!  I thought it was cute that we have two cards made with the same flower stamp!



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This card was made by Mary Ann.  She is a member of the Technique Junkies!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to check it out.  You can subscribe to the technique junkie newsletter that is full of ways to use all those supplies that you had to have and now they are  just sitting around!!  Check it out here!
You can also link to Pat’s homepage from the Technique Junkies Page.

Mary provided her recipe for us:
  Stamps: SU Watercolor Garden, Fancy Flexible Phrases
  Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral
  Ink: SU Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Positively Pink
  Techniques: TJ Reverse Grid and Glitter Straw
  Accessories: Tag Punch, Ribbon, Spiral and Flower Clips (from Joann’s)

This card is stunning, Mary Ann!

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This cute card was made by Mary C.  When I first saw it, it made me think of Easter.  Now, when I look at its softness, it would work so well as a baby card too!


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Mindy, How beautiful!  When Mindy emailed me this card, she said she was frustrated with her camera because the colors are so off.  The colors she used are:  Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss and Vanilla. I originally thought that she used Elegant Eggplant.  So that would be another color combo you could use!  Thank you for sharing this card with us!



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This card was submitted by Susanna.  I thought it was very cute and creative.  I always forget about those Alphabits stamps that I just had to have!! Black and Red look so great together.  Maybe that’s because Red and Black were my school colors!  Speaking of school…wouldn’t this make a great teacher thank you card?? Great Job!


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This card was submitted by Tonilea.  She used the Unfrogettable stamp set.  She used Rose Red, Certainly Celery, White, and Barely Banana.  This was one of my favorite sets from the ’06 Spring Mini!  Boy was I glad when it made it into the Big catalog for the year!  It is definitely a favorite!  Thanks for participating Tonilea!





I am so glad you all participated in my first card challenge!  I can’t wait to do another one!  Keep watching for the details to come!

Until Next Time……Happy Creating!!!

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Today’s project is the Mini Accordion Book/File.  It was a lot of fun to make!  I am really enjoying the new DP from Stampin’ Up!!  It is so pretty and fun!

Paisley Accoridan file front

Supplies Needed to make this file:

-#10 sized envelopes (9.5 x 4″)
-Designer Paper (Background Paper)
-Card stock that coordinates to your background paper
-Chipboard
-Glue (I used the Scotch Quick Dry Tacky Glue)
-Scoring Tool (I used my bone folder and my scoring blade with my cutter)
-Word Window Punch
-Round Tab Punch

Here are the Step By Step Instructions:

Accordion File

There are a few things that I did different from the directions. **There are places where it says to tape the paper down.  I didn’t use any tape at all.  If you use the Tacky glue, It bonds great to paper within a minute.  I just hold it for a few seconds and then it’s NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!  I LOVE THAT STUFF!

**Also, in the directions it tells you that you need 3 envelopes.  Actually you will need 4.  Of course you will have one half left over, so if you make two of these, then you will be able to use it.
**Once you have placed the chipboard on the background paper, I DID NOT cut my corners.  I have terrible luck at that.  Usually at least 2 of my corners don’t meet in the corners.  So, instead, I just folded the corners in (it still makes a diagonal fold), glued them down, and then folded in the sides and glued them down.
**Using the word window punch was a bit of a challenge.  I did get mine to work, but the layering gets a little thick!!  I had to wiggle and wiggle and wiggle it to push it onto the paper.  I was crossing my fingers that it wouldn’t tear the paper as I was wiggling and pushing!  You will also have to stand up and push with all your might to actually get it to punch.  Remember you are punching through chipboard, background paper (and if you use SU paper, it’s a little thicker), and card stock.

Here another picture of this file!

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I didn’t have any plain white envelopes!  All I have are the security kind!

Supplies I Used:

Petals and Paisley DP
Polka Dots and Paisley Stamp Set
-Card stock: Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
-Scotch Quick Dry Tacky Glue

If you have any questions, please ask!

Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

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Slit Punch Scallops

There have been a lot of questions about how to make a scalloped edge if you don’t have the big fancy scalloped circle or oval Giga punches.  I know they are hard to find because stores sell out of them quickly!  Here is a post from a blog that will show you how to use your Stampin’ Up! Slit punch to create the same thing.  Of course the scalloped edges will be larger but it definitely would work as a substitute to the Giga punches.
Check it out and give it a try!

Until Next Time……Happy Creating!!!

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Here is my first Nugget Box.  Of course I don’t have any Nuggets to put in it yet, so I temporarily put Dove Eggs in it!!  I really like those better anyway!  It just doesn’t fit quite the same though!!! 🙂

I found a thread on SCS that had a TON of templates for almost any size nugget box you would like to make.  cdjkssss has been a busy girl!  Check out the thread here.


Supplies Needed:

– 12"x 3" piece of card stock for the outside cover
-4-3/4" x 4-3/4" piece of card stock for the inside box
-Scoring tool
-scrap card stock for decorating
-adhesive

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Directions: Take your 12×3 strip of card stock and score it at 3", 4", 7", 8", and 11".  Once you have it scored, fold it so that the 1" strip on the very end folds over to adhere to the 1" strip on the other end.  There is a picture below.
The left over 3" section folds over to create the top card.

For the box, just cut your card stock to 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" square.  Score at 7/8" from each side.  Cut tabs in the corners so you can fold it to make a box.

Decorate however you wish and fill with your favorite Nuggets (or dove dark chocolate, that’s my favorite!)

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The supplies I used were:
Card stock:  Bashful Blue, Black, Glossy white for the inside message, Whisper White for the outside cover
Ink Colors: Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Ribbon from SU and Archivers
Stamps used:  Delightful Doodles (will be in the new catalog in July), and Alphabet Soup

Until Next Time…..Happy Creating!

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I have seen a couple of these posted on SCS and thought they were very pretty!  I usually run for the cards first because they aren’t so time consuming, but I wanted to give this one a try.

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Supplies Needed:
-Chipboard or mat board
-Colored Card stock 8-1/2 x 11, designer paper or SU wrapping paper to stamp on
-Thinner card stock
-Scraps of card stock for stamping and matting
-Embellishments
-Tacky Glue (mono will not hold)
-Sticky Strip (red line tape)

Remember that you can click on any picture to make it larger!

Supplies I used:

-Chipboard from larger card stock stack
-Enchante Designer Paper from SU Winter Mini
-1/2″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″ circle punch
-Flower brads
-Bone folder for scoring and flattening folds
-Scotch Tacky quick dry glue (AWESOME!)
-Ribbon from Archivers, SU Silver Cord to wrap around brads
-Confetti Cream, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum Card stock
-Sticky Strip (red line tap) to adhere ribbon
-Small Script, That’s Nice, Lexicon of Love, Delight in Life, Wonderful Words, Circle of Friendship stamp sets

Here are the step by step instructions thanks to Pam Curtis and Andy Wright!

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My Card Challenge #1

**This post will stay at the top until Friday!**

I have decided that I would like to issue a card challenge to my blog readers!  My upline has been doing this with her downline and customers, but I’d like to issue my own challenge to you!
**Here’s how it works.  I will assign a layout for you to look at in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog. 
It’s the basic design that you are looking at.  You are free to use whatever colors or accessories you would like. You may even choose the stamps you would like to use.  I will set a deadline to have your samples submitted to me by and then I will post them here for all to see!  How’s that sound?!?!?

My first card challenge is on pg 28.  If you don’t have this catalog you can find it here!  (Make sure you zoom out so you can see the whole card.)  It is the Easter Blessings card made with the Never Ending Joy set.  Check out the layout of the card, come up with your own color combo and use whatever stamps you want and email it to me. (The point is to use the same layout, not the same stamps and colors!)  Click on the email me tab on the sidebar of my blog.  It’s under the about me tab.  The submission deadline is Friday, March 30th.   I will compile them on Saturday and try to get them posted.  If you have any questions, please email me!

*** I had someone who couldn’t get the email link to open so here is my email address:  mististamps4fun@gmail.com ***

I’m excited to see what you come up with.  Until Friday……Happy Creating!!

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