Stamp Ink Paper – Fall

Have you tried the Seasonal Layers thinlits?  All I can say is that for the first time using it, I’m in love and I don’t even know what I’m going to make next! HA! Does it look like a Fall card to you?  It does to me and isn’t that all that matters? LOL

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The Details:

  • Tree Branch.  Many may think that the tree branch should be sideways but, guess what?  It’s not a branch in my eyes…it’s a really skinny tree and the leaves/flowers are falling off.  But yes, it can be used as a tree branch, a skinny tree branch (HA).  
  • Make a Couple Pop.  To give the card a little pop, I added Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on’ to two of the flowers.  When I say that the photo truly doesn’t do the card justice, I really mean it.  Gosh, I wish I could send it to one of my visitors, just so you can see for yourself.
  • Paper Tree.  The thin tree was made with the thinlit as mentioned above and it wasn’t stamped, but cut with the Wood Textures Designer Series Pack.  All of the product used to make this card is listed below.  If it’s not there then you missed out because it’s either retired or no longer available.

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Stamp, Ink, Paper: Color Challenge

Today’s Celebrate card is for the weekly Stamp Ink Paper color challenge.  This card will go into the #ImBringingBirthdaysBack 2017 stack.  However, I must admit…I’ve gotten a little behind.  So most of the cards, for February have become Belated Birthday cards.  Nevertheless, they will go out and for each card that is late I’m putting a little treat inside each card.

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The Details:

  • Banner.  The CELEBRATE banner is not a die-cut, it’s a snip cut (LOL).  After it was stamped the scissors were used to create the banner.  I followed the curve of the letters and cut a V from corner to corner on each side.  It came out better than I thought it would.

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Sunshine and Stamp Ink Paper #50

Now more than ever I try so hard to make sure I am kind to everyone.  When I cross paths with someone I don’t know I always make sure to say hello and find something to compliment them on.  Whether it be their shoes, hair, blouse, shirt, even their smile.  I do this because the world is awful and one kind word will go a long way.  I’ve decided, I’m going to start handing out my cards to complete strangers.  Inside there will be a short note for them to pay it forward and give the card to someone who can use a smile.  What would you do if it was you I handed this card to?


When I give this card out, I’ll be sure to let you know about the whole experience.  I’m so excited to find someone too!  I’m not sure how I’m going to approach the person, I’m just gonna do it!

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge

The inspiration for my card game from this week’s SIP Card Challenge.


Maggie Made Tips:

  • Non-traditional Sun.  The challenge called for the sunset and my sun (burst is more like it) hasn’t set yet and that’s okay.  It’s all about what inspired me and the star-burst from Kinda Eclectic stamp set was the one for me.
  • Balance the Eye.  When I decide where and how to place an item on a card, whether it’s a stamped image or even an embellishment, I always try to eye-ball the card to see if it seems balanced.  I look at the card with one eye closed.  I’m not sure why I do that, but maybe it has something to do with my military training…LOL.  The eye-ball should have a focal point and to accomplish that goal I punched a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper with a 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Go on and close one eye and look at the card…doesn’t the gold glitter draw you in?
  • Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set

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Stampin’ Up! a Cupcake Birthday

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Melon Mambo has officially become my new favorite card stock color… for now (lol).  It is so bold and bright your only thoughts are sweetness and fuzzy warm thoughts.  The cupcake stamp is a from the Patterns Occasions stamp set that you will find in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration on January 22nd.  Request a FREE Spring catalog now and I’ll also include a Sale-A-Bration brochure.

As usual, I used Freshly Made Sketches #68 to make my Cupcake Birthday card and I would love for you to leave a comment and tell me if you think it was wise to also use a strip of basic black cardstock into the sketch. =)

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Set:  Sale-A-Bration Available Jan. 22nd – Patterned Occasions (C-129624/W-129621)
Paper:  Sahara Sand (121043), Twitterpated (125406), Basic Black (121045), Basic Gray (121044)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656)
Accessories: Large Rhinestones (129424)

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Stampin’ Up! a Christmas Thank You

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Merry Christmas to you!  A card made in your honor today for your kindness in visiting me today.  I immediately fell in love with Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper that will be released in the 2013 Spring Mini Catalog.  I couldn’t get enough of my Christmas stamps and with today being December 25th, I just couldn’t pass up my last chance to use this stamp from the Tags Till Christmas collection.

Today’s Christmas Thank You card was inspired by Mojo Monday 273.

Enjoy the rest of your Holidays and may you be Blessed with Health & Happiness!

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Products Used
Paper: Sahara Sand (121043)
Stamps: Tags till Christmas (121169)
Other: 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (125583)
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577)
Punch: Boho Blossoms (119858)

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Paper: Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper (1310021)

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Stampin’ Up! Candy Cane Treats

A couple of months ago I pre-designed the sketch I would use for my personal Christmas cards.  They were clean and simple as that is my personality.  But low and behold…. I have yet to duplicate my personal cards I will send out in a week or so.  I bought the Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set and have fallen deep head over heals in love with the candy canes.  I cut them out with my scissors and I almost want to eat them.  LoL… What do you think?

I used the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper to add a little twinkle in front of the ebossed cirlces (that are supposed to represent snow) I have a weird imagination.  Since I’m entering this a sketch in the Paper Players Challenge #122 which requires the color silver, I used the Decorative Label Punch to cut out two pieces in the Silver Glimmer paper.  I love love love the sparkle!

I couldn’t help myself, so I also entered the card in the Sweet Shop #185 Challenge that required a sweet treat.  My favorite sweet treat in December are candy canes…. LoL.  Especially the tiny miniture one’s.  They fit in my mouth… LoL.  I have a big mouth!



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Can Stampin’ Up! Make Some Freshly Made Snow?

Freshley made snow?  LoL… that’s the first thing I thought while putting this card together for Freshly Made Sketches #59… LoL.  What a perfect sketch to add to my Christmas card collection.  I will be sending my friends and family one of two sketches… the other one was previously published here.

I used the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper, and left over pieces of Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, and Riding Hood red.  The colors all blend together perfectly and beautifully.  A little bit of Chrochet Victoria lace ribbon, and large Pearl Basic Jewels pulled it all together.  I punched out two little blossoms from the Festival of Prints covered up with the Basic Grey cardstock.  The blossom is from the Itty Bitty punches collection.

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Make a Wish with Freshly Made Sketches #40

WoW!  Can you believe I haven’t entered a card contest in some time!?  As always Freshly Made Sketches rocks.  I couldn’t believe it myself.  But now that my time is limited (just for a little while), here goes nothing… LoL.  Two more birthday’s cards to go and this will cover one of them.  Just in time to make a wish.

It’s amazing how these colors came together fabulously.  Then again, red is a color that screams “LOOK AT ME!”  Red will stop you in your tracks, make you want it, and your eyes will focus directly on it.  C’mon you can tell me… didn’t it make you look?

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Sweet Essentials & Mixed Bunch
Paper:  First Edition, Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla (Card Base), Neuterals Stack
Ink Pad:  Real Red, Whisper White
Make it Pop:  Basic Rhinestones
Framlits:  Apothecary Accents
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes

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Get Well Sooner with Freshly Made Sketches #32

Gosh, I feel ashamed, I haven’t made a get well card in so long that I can’t even remember when I made one.  I suppose that’s a good thing right… no one has been ill enough to get one… =)  I also figured that since our new catalog will be coming out soon, and the retired list has posted, I want to make as many cards with my remaining retiring supplies.  You can get a great deal on the retiring stuff now while supplies last too!


I also took adavantage of this time to create this card with the Freshly Made Sketches #32 card challenge layout.  I couldn’t believe that I had card block when I saw the layout… LoL.  But here it is for you to enjoy and replicate.



Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Retiring Sweetly Said
Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso CoralRetiring Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Added Dimension:  Basic Pearls
Punches:  2 1/2 Circle
Other:  Punch Pack

Stampin’ Up! Two Challenges with One Card

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Seems these colors have become my favorite lately.  What perfect timing to use my favorite colors in not just one, but two card challenges… Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #132 and {Freshly Made} Sketches! #29 This is the first time I used the water coloring paper and it works great when you are coloring in stamp images.  I think you will LOVE it too.

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Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms (Clear 125497), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 115370)
Paper: Pretty in Pink (100459), Chocolate Chip (102128), Certain Celery (105125)
Ink Pad:  Soft Suade (115657), Old Olive (100702)
Marker: Certainly Celery (105016)
Make it Pop: Designer Twitterpated Button (125579)
Embossing Folder: Striped Textured Impressions (123128)

Freshly Made “Congratulatons” Sketch #27

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If you haven’t guessed it by now… Freshley Made Sketches is one of my favorite challenges!  Each time I’m in need of a freshly made sketch (no pun intended) for a card, I look to Freshly Made… =)  A good friend of mine will receive his railroad track promotiom to Captain!  He is looking forward to getting one of my cards and is sitting on the edge of his seat waiting for the mailman… LoL.  Hope you like it Chris… CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome achievement!!!

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