Stamp Ink Paper: Color Inspiration

Today is a Stamp Ink Paper challenge and my card looks so unique!  It came out better than I expected too.  Can you see the butterfly cut out?  If you can’t, there’s a better look below and I love it!

Card challenges do just that! They challenge me and this one was a challenge like no other.  I couldn’t make up my mind between a shaker card or a die-cut.  I am super happy with my choice. 

The Details:

  • Lift of the page.  Simply adhere a piece of cardstock to the other side of the card and adhere the butterfly or any other image back on the card. In this case, the butterfly was easy to adhere the middle of the body.
  • Add a touch of bling.  I added three rhinestones just so it wouldn’t look so plain.  I wanted the receiver of the card to be able to tell where the body of the butterfly.

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Love You with Pals Paper Arts

Love You

Growing up my mom used to say to me, “El corazon no manda.”  Meaning, the heart doesn’t tell us what to do.  I never knew what she meant by it until I fell in love.  I also used to hear people say, “Love is blind.”  I never knew what that meant either. LOL…until you guessed it, until I fell in love.  This card is dedicated to my mom who taught us that Love is universal and our hearts is what we love with.  Love you mom.

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I’ve been truly challenged to the limit with card challenges and I must let you know that I’m officially obsessed with card challenges.  I would love for you to be crazy about it too…LOL.  You don’t have a blog?  You don’t need to.  you can use Pinterest and a few weeks ago I made a video that shows you how to post a challenge though Pinterest.  Check it out here.


  • White Space.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.  Especially if your goal is to showcase one thing.  My showcase is simply the word LOVE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Of all days in the month, today is my monthly two posts  in one day.

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All We Need is Love


It’s easy to say, Love You to those we love, but why not show them?  It’s easier than you think and it will make their day and it won’t cost you a lot of money!  Why buy flowers when you can make a card?  HA!


  • Emboss for Boldness.  Emboss your image on vellum and let it pop out with boldness.  VersaMark is the perfect product for vellum too.  Just remember to turn your heat gun in circles over the image as the powder melts.  Leaving it to blow hot air on one spot may burn the delicate paper.
  • You are Golden.  Literally!  It’s the absolute finishing touch to expressing your love.

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You Are Fabulous!

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I absolutely love the Work of Art stamp set and I think it’s perfect when used to create a gift for a gift.  Did that make sense?  Often a handmade card is a gift in itself, but this gift bag was made for the purpose of giving a gift.  It’s become a 2 for 1 gift.

Fiber Lash Bag


  • Measure twice and cut once.  It’s a carpenter’s saying, but it holds true to anyone who cuts anything.  The popular size to this cute little purse is 4″ x 4″, but it can be made to any size.  Measure the length, width, and depth and then just double it for each side.  The original video to the purse can be seen here, but remember you don’t have to use just one sheet of paper to make one.  You can’t see the seams and as long as you measure twice and cut once…it’ll come out perfect!
  • Make A Layer with the Note Tag Punch.  First punch out two pieces of the Note Tag Punch and adhere them both together to the desired size.  It coordinates perfect with the oval punch.  Try it next time you use the Work of Art stamp set.

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Stampin’ Up! Three Colors w/One Ink Pad


I’m running late, I need to make a card in a jiffy, I don’t want to make it complicated…what do I do? Stamp, punch, adhere. Whew, that was easy. Hold up, wait a minute! I got ink where it doesn’t belong! Darn it, I’m already late. What now?

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations:

  • One Ink Wonder: Use one ink to stamp three different shades. How? Ensure stamp has even ink coverage before stamping it and do not re-ink. Just stamp it two more times and with each stamp the color will completely change to a lighter color. I used melon mambo and it’s amazing the three shades of beautiful popping color.
  • Oopsie Smearked Ink: Make a mistake? Well, you know there are no mistakes in stamping right!? Simply place an embellishment over it. I put the tiny hearts left overs I had from a previous card and if I said it once, I’ll say it again “never eva eva throw away left over paper that bigger than a nickel.” As you can see, you can still use it!

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Change Up the Pumpkin

The picture below includes my own stamp set, ink, and sequence.  It is not included with the kit.  The kit has the cards, boxes, and different stamp set as seen in the video below.

My Paper Pumpkin

The month’s paper pumpkin is one of my personal favorites!  Stampin’ Up! has truly stepped it up and made the monthly kit F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S.    I love being a little different so I changed it up just a tiny bit and used a different stamp set on the tag.  The card I kept it the same as the kit card.


These kits are great for all levels of crafters.  Beginners love them because everything you need is in the box (ink, paper, stamp set, adhesive, and all items are pre-cut), advanced crafters love it for the same reason as the beginner, but they get to give it their own personal touch.  It also comes straight to your door, each month.  You can cancel at any time and there are no obligations.

This is July’s fabulous kit and I’ve already had a sneak peak for August and I can’t wait to get it.

You’re also in luck, the current My Paper Pumpkin Promotion is…

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion – Ends Sept 10th
NEW SUBSCRIBERS click HERE and use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

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Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper – Ends Today
July is more than half over and so is this special on designer series paper.  Time is our enemy…don’t miss out on this incredible offer.  Check out the paper here.

Local August Card Class – Aug 24th
You will make two cards each of three designs.  If you live locally, click here to view the three cards and sign up for the class.

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