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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Stamp Ink Paper: A Sketch

Today’s card is special not because it’s a sketch for the Stamp Ink Paper card challenge, but because it was a special order for an old friend I was once deployed with.  He saw a set of custom coffee mugs I made for my brother and his bride for their one year anniversary and asked if I could make a set of mugs for his brother and sister-in-law.

 These are the coffee mugs my friend ordered.

These are the one’s I made for my brother’s one year anniversary.  

Wow! I was very happy when I found out this week’s challenge was a sketch.  I really miss sketches a whole lot.  What kind of challenges do you prefer?  Sketch or Images as inspiration?  Join us this week at the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.

The Details:

  • Cut, Stamp, Punch:  It’s one of the quick methods to quickly make a card.
  • Less is more.  Seriously, I don’t know where to begin to describe how easy it is to make your own handmade card.
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I used a retired piece of DSP as the background, but you can use our new designs or some of your own.
  • Heart Punch!  If you didn’t get the heart punch when it retired, don’t worry, you can use one of the smaller hearts from the Sweet & Sassy framelits dies.  If you want to add an embellishment put a rhinestone on the upper right side of the heart.

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Stamp Ink Paper: What’s in the Booox!!!

What’s in the boooooox?  Answer…nothing yet, but I know it’s going to be either something yummy or something that jungles  

What makes Stamp Ink Paper Challenges so awesome?  It’s not always a card and that’s the point of this challenge  It’s a true challenge to become a well rounded crafter .  Join us this week at Stamp Ink Paper.


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Pals Blog Hop: Families First

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations. You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

A family begins with love and that is what my project is about, a Bride-t0-Be frame for a special lady who got engaged a few days ago.  This lovely gift/project is so easy to make too! Literally, you just stamp, run through Big Shot, stamp and adhere to the designer series paper and boom…all done!  It’s cute and oh so adorable, I know any bride-to-be would love this.  I added tiny butterflies from the Perpetual Birthday Stamp set because my friend loves butterflies and they added a little personalization.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <— You Are Here
Items in Red are only available whiles supplies last.  You can view the entire list of retiring product here.

Stamp Ink Paper: Taco Tuesday!

I can’t remember when was the last time we had a sketch challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper?  Better yet, when was the last time you entered a sketch card challenge?

Today is Taco Tuesday across the nation and millions of people will have them for dinner today (LOL).  This card is going to my BFF and guess what!!! She LOVES tacos, it’s Tuesday, and she is AWESOME!

The Details:

  • Tasty Truck Stamp Set is FREE!  Isn’t it funny that the truck in this stamp set also represent a taco truck and not just an ice cream truck!? I think it’s hilarious and the best thing about it is that you can get it for FREE! See how to get it free below.

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Maggie

Stamp Ink Paper: Anything But a Card

I’m so excited to show you today’s project for this week’s Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  It’s Anything but a Card and this project is perfect for this challenge.  It’s NOT your ordinary square box and yo can see how it works below.

The Details:

  • Box in a Box.  I was so excited to make this box after the discovery of a video by Gemma Clarke!  It may look overwhelming, but trust me if I can do it, so can you! It’s addicting and so much fun! 
  • Part 1:
  • Part 2:

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Stamp Ink Paper: Tic-Tac-Toe

What better way to wish someone good luck than with an elephant blowing out gold? I was a little apprehensive about buying this stamp, but my niece loves elephants and when I travel, I buy her an elephant souvenir. Guess what she’s getting when she graduates from Radiology school!? You guessed it…this cute card! 

Each week I am in constant awe of my teammates over at Stamp Ink Paper.  Their talent is absolutely incredible and they never cease to amaze me.  The cards everyone uploads are equally fantastic and I love visiting various blogs and other social medial posts with hand-made cards.  Jump on over and check out the talent!

The Details:

  • Spotlight Technique.  I didn’t know that was the technique I used after I shared the card on our blog team page.  We all have various stamping & designing styles and they’re all acceptable.  It’s “art” and anything goes!
  • Metallic Sequin.  I didn’t get the idea of designing the card with golden sequin being blown out of elephant’s trunk until after I put the card together.  What better way than to wish someone good luck with gold? I’ve always been told that an elephant with its trunk in an upwards position brings good-luck and you know it’s true.  As I was designing the card I received a notification that I won a $25 gift certificate from a graphic designer I use for my graphic art design business (invitations & more).
  • Two-tone Colors.  To keep the good-luck theme I used Elegant Eggplant (deep purple) because purple has been known for royalty & wealth for centuries. My niece has definitely earned her way through school by working hard and she will be rewarded for sure.  Don’t worry, she’s too busy to follow my blog, so I’m not worried she’s going to see it before she receives it. (LOL)

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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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Maggie

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Stamp Ink Paper: Colors #81

Hardcore card makers take any moment to make a card serious. We begin a month or two before the date!  Well, at least we try.  Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge this month and I love that less is truly more!

It would be a great honor to be able to see your talent on the challenge.

The Details:

  • No Stamping.  It’s what I love about out one word thinlit sentiments!  You can see all the thinlits here.
  • The Power of Dimensionals.  Did you know our Stampin’ Dimensionals could be cut with scissors?  That’s exactly what I did to pop up the “love”.  I used ONE dimensional and can you say “WHOA!”  You can see in the photo below the off the card pop it gives the card.  Love it!
     
  • Just for kicks. Silver metallic thread was added to the back of the boots to just for fun.

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  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
  3. …and most important! FREE shipping.

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.

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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!

Stamp Ink Paper #77

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,
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In Holy Stampimony

Thank You

Didn’t use up all your Halloween Night designer series paper?  No problem!  You can do one of two things: 1) Save it for next year or 2) use the other side!  I chose #2!

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This week we enter the season of being grateful/thankful and with my favorite season and the Stamp Ink Paper card challenges kicks the holiday season off with a grateful card challenge.  Please show how grateful you are over at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.

Thank You

The Details:

  • Marrying Stamp Sets.  Joining two different sets in holy stampimony makes for a happy card.  The anchor in Guy Greetings makes a perfect match with Banner Blessings and they make the cutest couple don’t ya think?
  • Outdated Designer Series Paper.  No problem! Flip it over and get a completely different look.  It’s what I did with the left over Halloween Night DSP.  Often we are so mesmerized with the cute designs that we forget to flip it and admire the reverse side.  However, you can also do what so many of us do….save it for next year! LOL

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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,
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Stamp Ink Paper: Guitar Song #72

Thank You

This weeks starts off with no more Pals Paper Arts, but I have found a plug for the hole in my heart and you’ll see it real soon.  This week,  Stamp Ink Paper Challenge sings me a Stampin’ Up love song with the guitar from the Country Livin’ Stamp Set.

Stamp Ink Paper #72

You don’t need to know how to play a guitar to stamp it on a handmade card to send someone music for their soul.  Post your card here.

Thank You

The Details:

  • Wood Guitar.  To create a realistic wooden guitar, I stamped on the wood paper from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and then hand-snipped it.  Looks super realistic and I love it don’t you!?

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GET FREE SHIPPING:  You can do this each time a new seasonal catalog is introduced.  You’ll NEVER ever have to make any sales and you just let your membership expire.  Three ways steps:  

  1. Join as a hobby demonstrator when you want to place an order that equals $99.
  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
  3. …and most important! FREE shipping.

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.

New Product Release Coming in 2017 Catalog

These are the matching stamp sets you can buy at 25% off to boot!