Birthday Club Cards

I joined a monthly birthday card club and each month I get to set three complete strangers a birthday card.  How does it work?  Once you join the club you’re assigned to a team.  You have to read the rules and then agree to follow them.  Basically, you send a card monthly to the people assigned to your team.  On my first month I sent these cards. I plan to surprise one or all of my birthday pals with a special engraved item.  If you’re interested in the birthday club, check out the group on Facebook at The Birthday Club.

  

How many of you buy the 12″x12″ designer series papers and then up with half or more than half left over at the end of the year?  It’s happened to me more often than not.  But now with making cards for the birthday club, I don’t think I’ll have much left over (LOL).

The Details:

  • Use the Reverse Side of the Design Series Paper.  Stampin’ Up! designs their products so that it all pretty much coordinates.  I used both sides of the paper to use up my paper.
  • Coordinating Colors.  To coordinate the contrasting colors, I used the colors from the main layer used on the card.  How easy was that!?  VERY EASY!

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Maggie

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Pals Blog Hop: Families First

Welcome to the Pals April  2018 Blog Hop. Join us while we put “Families First” in our hop this month. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with family related projects like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or Family Vacations. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I don’t know about you, but if you use Stampin’ Up! products you already know that they color match everything for you.  You can get as fancy as you’d like and learn as you go along.  I prefer simple and this card be sent to a special momma after the birth of her baby girl.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 when we all “Step It Up with Textures or Techniques”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop  Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  9. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <– You are here.
  17. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping

Hop On!
Maggie

Dance Like Nobody is Watching

This stamp set is called Beautiful You and it gives a whole new meaning to the saying, “Dance like nobody is watching.”  This type of card is perfect for the person who is going through a tough time or they just need a little confirmation that everything is going to be ok.

The Details:

  • Not everything has to be centered.  When I first started card making my cards, I used to think that everything had to be centered.  How wrong I was back then.  Aligning the cardstock, the designer series paper or anything else isn’t always needed, but easy to put together.  

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Maggie

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Stamp Ink Paper: Happy Birthday Andrea

Today at the Stamp Ink Paper challenge we celebrate our team member, Andrea’s birthday and the cards our team made are extremely adorable.  You have to check them out.

You can click the image challenge or visit us at Stamp Ink Paper challenge to get ideas for your cards.

The Details:

  • Experience Not Needed.  All you need is the will to get started or get yourself a kit.  Kits are a great way for beginners or for when you may not have time to create something original.

 

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Maggie

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Stamp Ink Paper: Kindness

I often say things like, “I love this stamp set” and I have to admit one truth…every stamp set I purchase is my favorite (LOL)!  After all, I do buy them to make cards and my private stash has grown beyond the space for them.  But in all seriousness the Kinda Electric set really is one that you will keep forever and today I’m showcasing it at the Stamp Ink Paper challenge because the challenge is to show Kindness.The Details:

  • Flat Stamping.  Never heard of it and I just made it up (LOL).  To me it just means that the card doesn’t have any layering and many refer to it as single/no-layer card.  The only added pop-up is the butterfly.  This stamp set is perfect for this type of flat stamping, yet gives a very cute elegant card.

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  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
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There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!  Why not give Stampin’ Up! and my Circle of Pals a test drive and start building your $99 Starter Kit here.

Kind Regards,
Maggie

Stamp Ink Paper: His Name

Christmas

A card may not be perfect, but every perfect card is one that is made with your heart. Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge.  When the Peaceful Pines stamps set was introduced  in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog I purchased it and never used it.  Something many of you may not know is that the trees are slightly different sizes….I like that!

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You too can play along with Stamp Ink Paper here.

The Details:

  • 3-D Stamping.  When I snip my stamped images to add Stampin’ Dimensionals for the 3-D look, I always stamp the image under the image.  I stamp it so that just in case the receiver looks under the pop up image they’ll also see a stamped image.  There’s no reason for it, but that I like it.  Do you do the same thing?

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  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
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There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!  Why not give Stampin’ Up! and my Circle of Pals a test drive and start building your $99 Starter Kit here.

 Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

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Pals Paper Arts #320: Sketch by Dawn Tidd

Thank You Pals Paper Arts

Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of Pals Paper Arts, a sketch by Dawn Tidd.  She gave us a sketch that truly challenged my imagination and I love it!  It’s one of the main reasons I have such a love for card-making.  There’s no right or wrong way of putting it together and it’s a direct reflection of our heart. 

Pals Paper Arts

It’s been a little over a year since joining the Pals Paper Arts and I have loved every minute of it.  Being a member of the team makes me feel like I’m amongst the stars.  I wish for you to join us this week and shoot for the stars at Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

Thank You Pals Paper Arts

The Details:

  • Designer Series Paper as the Star. Often Stampin’ Up! has some of the most beautiful paper so that it doesn’t need to be stamped on to show off it’s gorgeous color and design.  This is one outhouse designer series papers that needs to thrills.  To give it a hit of pow I layered it with cardstock to show the division the actual sketch.

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  • One Stamp Card. We give a greetings cards to wish someone a Happy Birthday, to say Thank You, or just to say Hi.  My card is obviously to say thank you.  The sentiment came from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set that has been around longer than I’ve been a demonstrator.  It’s one of  those sets that has a greeting for every occasion…I kid you not!

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  • Butterflies in Flight. To finish off the design I added two to add a little pop to the card front.  Every butterfly also deserves some bling and that is why my butterflies will always be decorated with basic rhinestones.

Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

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Pals Paper Arts: I’m So Sorry

Pals Paper Arts

Today’s post ends the last day of my 30-day vacation.  It’s been real, it’s been fun and the entire road trip across America was all REAL FUN!  It ends with the sun shining bright and looking forward to sleeping on my own bed.  Today’s card was made a month ago for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

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Amy Lazzell is the creator of this very cute sketch.  She has an awesome eye for design and gave me the perfect challenge to make something different.  Please join us this week at the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

Pals Paper Arts

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Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,
Maggie

Pals Paper Arts

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Chocolate, Yellow, Red, Green, and Blue… A Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Initially, I wanted to make a just because card, but then I got to thinking… “how easy can it be to make non-traditional Christmas card?”  I cut out a 4.25″ x 5 1/4 piece of International Bazaar Designer Series Paper and then looked in my scrap drawer where I throw all the left over paper from other cards and picked those colors that matched the design.

I then took he different size buttons from the Designer Buttons from the Regals Collection and used glue dots to hold them down.  I didn’t want to run string through them, so I simply layered the button with our basic rhinestones.

Don’t even think I came up with the design layout all on my own.  I used Merry Mondays design challenge #43  to create this very lovely card.

A big shout out to Florence!  Thanks for finding me on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Finder.  I hope you enjoy the card I placed in the catalog.  It’s my way of saying THAK YOU for finding me.

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Products Used:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper , Regals Collection Designer Buttons, More Merry Messages Stamp Set, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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