Sunday Haul #4

I have a bit of a backlog of haul pictures due to all the cards being featured in March. First up: my SU resupply order. I needed some cardstock and a few accessories to replenish my supply.

  • Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
  • Island Indigo Cardstock
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock
  • Dapper Denim Cardstock
  • Rhinestones
  • 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
  • Crushed Curry Ink Pad
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • Dimensionals
  • Avant Garden (SAB)
  • Make a Medallion (SAB)
  • Pearls
  • Natural Chevron Ribbon (sold out)
  • Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon (clearance rack)
  • Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon
  • Glimmer Paper Assortment (SAB

Second, I stopped in Target for other things, but of course had to hit the dollar spot. I snapped up this cute pineapple pouch and rub-ons. I also got an Amazon gift card for my birthday. I finally bought myself a new paper trimmer (mine has no numbers and it really scratched up), trimmer blades, and snail.

And stop at Target and I raided the Dollar Spot. Grabbed this cute silver tin to use to hold supplies at class, a weekly to-do pad for my planner, skinny glitter washi (!!!), sequins (cross between Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum), and some floral washi.

And my March Stamp Club order… I grabbed some supplies for my upcoming Bingo Party in April! But I’m keeping those secret for right now!

Simple Butterfly

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using some sparkle and shine. I’m partial to our metallic foil paper. I have all three colors: gold, silver, and copper, but for this card, I focused on gold. I created a large stamped butterfly (after four tries…) and placed a die cut gold butterfly on top. From there I created a mat with sentiment and layered it on another piece of gold foil. The card still seemed a bit plain so I added a piece of Gold Foil Patterned Acetate and the card came together!

Detail of my shine:

  • Stamps: Suite Sayings; Watercolor Wings
  • Inks: Blushing Bride; Watermelon Wonder; Calypso Coral; Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate; Gold Foil; Watermelon Wonder; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Sneaky Chicks

Today’s card features one of the many Sale-a-Bration offerings. Remember that you only have until March 31st to get your own free SAB item. order now! I didn’t initially order the Hey Chicks stamp set, but after seeing all the cute examples, I could resist! I made this card featuring these fun and crazy chickens colored with multiple markers. I decided to make them look different by using a different combination. I then die cut and embossed a layer of Cajun Craze to create their chicken coop. A piece of the Urban Underground DSP in Delightful Dijon paired perfectly with my colors and added some fun pattern.

  • Stamps: Hey Chicks
  • Inks: Cajun Craze; Chocolate Chip; Tangerine Tango; Crushed Curry; Peekaboo Peach; Delightful Dijon; More Mustard (retired); Really Rust (retired)
  • Cardstock: Urban Underground DSP; Cajun Craze; Delightful Dijon; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Layering Circle Framelits; Hexagons Embossing Folder

Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Hello Spring Bee!

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a spring card. Around my house spring means bees hanging out in the bushes near my front walk. So I decided to make a spring card featuring the delightful bumblebee from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set. I can’t believe this is the first card I’ve made using the bee. Apparently I was really fixated on the dragonfly image. I stamped my bee (two layer stamping) and cut him out by hand. There is a die cut corresponding to the bee but I would have lost the color if I die cut it. From there, I stamped some fun spring blooms and added a sentiment to one layer. The top layer is embossed using the Hexagons Embossing Folder and then sponged with some Delightful Dijon to create a pseudo honeycomb. Love this cute little card so much I featured it at March’s stamp club.

  • Stamps: Labeler Alphabet; Blooms and Wishes; Dragonfly Dreams
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry; Sweet Sugarplum; Chocolate Chip; Delightful Dijon
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Layering Circle Framelits; Hexagons Embossing Folder

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Marvelous Mint Macaron

Hello everyone! With the close of every Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog, we have to say goodbye to five In Colors. This May, we will be losing the following colors:

Initially I wasn’t a huge fan of these colors. It seemed to be a odd combination. But over the past two years, I have grown to like all of the colors. In fact, I have grown to love love love Mint Macaron. It will be sad to lose these colors, but I am devastated to lose Mint Macaron. Hands down my favorite! Today I’m celebrating Mint Macaron and giving it a proper sendoff with three fun cards!

My first card is actually one I made using a ton of retired products. I don’t usually hang on to retired stamp sets (preferring to sell them and get new ones), but I have kept two sets that get pulled out time and time again: Four You and Four Feathers! This great monochrome triptych features both of those retired sets plus one current set (Timeless Textures) and a great accessory (Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon). Simple card, yet it highlights the color beautifully.

  • Stamps: Four Feathers (retired); Four You (retired); Timeless Textures
  • Inks: Mint Macaron
  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon
  • Tools:

Card two features a Holiday Catalog stamp set that is carrying over! I immediately fell for the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Punch and love that I can use it beyond Christmas time. The little suit stamp is perfect as a teddy bear. And I love the color combination of Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake. The soft colors make a great gender neutral baby card. This card also features the In Color DSP pack. I love these packs for great background pieces. SU sells the DSP packs in both In Color collections, Brights, Regals, Subtles, and Neutrals.

  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas; Suite Sayings
  • Inks: Mint Macaron; Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Neutrals DSP; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Mint Macaron Striped Ribbon
  • Tools: Cookie Cutter Punch; Layering Circles Framelits

Finally I am featuring my favorite color combination: Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. Purple is my favorite color and I love the green and purple combo of these two colors. I am again featuring the In Color DSP as my background paper. I kept the main image of the card fairly simple with a jar full of flowers.

  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Inks: Sweet Sugarplum; Rich Razzleberry; Mint Macaron; Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Mint Macaron; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits

Super sad that we only have a few weeks left with Mint Macaron, but hey, maybe they will eventually bring it back when Stampin’ Up does another color refresh. A girl can dream, right?

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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SSINKIC43: Bunny Wreath

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using the photo below as inspiration.

I took my cues from the wreath encircling a bunny, but how to recreate it? Foxy Friends to the rescue. Obviously the Foxy Friends stamp set is made to create foxes, but you can make so many other animals with it. With a bit of modification, I made this cute little bunny. From there I started stamping and punching flowers to create a wreath. The circle itself left too much white space around the bunny, so I went back in to stamp some flowers on the piece of white. Much better. I finished off the card by adding a piece of DSP to give just a bit more visual interest. And voila! My cute little bunny wreath.

  • Stamps: Foxy Friends; Petite Petals
  • Inks: Pear Pizzaz; Pool Party; Blushing Bride; Daffodil Delight; Sweet Sugarplum; Smoky Slate; Basic Black
  • Cardstock: A Little Foxy DSP; Pear Pizzaz; Pool Party; Blushing Bride; Daffodil Delight; Sweet Sugarplum; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Circle Layering Framelits; Petite Petals Punch

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Stacked Birthday

Today’s card is another great birthday card. I had fun stamping this three tiered birthday cake. I added a few simple embellishments and layers to complete the card.

 

  • Stamps: Build a Birthday
  • Inks: Early Espresso; Daffodil Delight; Rich Razzleberry; Pear Pizzazz; Watermelon Wonder
  • Cardstock: Carried Away DSP; Daffodil Delight; Rich Razzleberry; Watermelon Wonder; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Petite Petal Punch

Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Time at the Seaside

Today’s card is celebrates the great By the Shore DSP pack. I love the fun sea motifs included in this pack. I paired the  paper with the coordinating stamp set Seaside Shore. Construction wise, this is a simple card. I cut strips of DSP to create the background and then layered them on top of a piece of Soft Sky. The images were stamped and cut out.

  • Stamps: Seaside Shore
  • Inks: Dapper Denim; Calypso Coral; Mint Macaron; Soft Sky
  • Cardstock: By the Shore DSP; Very Vanilla; Soft Sky; Dapper Denim
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Layering Circle Framelits

Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Botanical Garden

Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a Saint Patrick’s Day card or a green card. I opted for a green card. This was such a fun card to create! And it’s a very versatile card. Change the colors, the DSP, and/or the sentiment to create a very different looking card. For this one, I heat embossed my sentiment before creating a watercolor wash. I stamped on a bit of background pattern using tone-on-tone stamping. I layered small piece of DSP to give a bit of visual interest. And finally I die cut and layered some flowers. Seriously, I am in love with card!

  • Stamps: Kinda Eclectic; Botanical Blooms
  • Inks: Old Olive; Versamark
  • Cardstock: Succulent Garden DSP; Rose Red; Old Olive; Pear Pizzaz; So Saffron; Watercolor Paper; Basic BLack
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Botanical Builder Framelits; Aqua Painter; Copper Embossing Powder

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Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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Birthday Tag

Today’s card is a simple birthday tag featuring some great paper from the Occasions Catalog. I love making birthday cards and I finally broke down and bought the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. It makes such a cute card!

  • Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Inks: Basic Black; Bermuda Bay; Watermelon Wonder; Peekaboo Peach; Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Cupcakes and Carousels DSP; Bermuda Bay; Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon; Gold Sequin Trim; Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch

 

Stamp Sets to Use:

  • Birthday Blooms
  • Celebrate Today
  • Build a Birthday
  • Love and Affection
  • Foxy Friends
  • No Bones About It
  • Watercolor Wings
  • Papillon Potpurri
  • Jar of Love
  • Petite Petals
  • Seaside Shore
  • Suite Sayings
  • Friendly Wishes
  • Flower Shop
  • Timeless Textures
  • Playful Backgrounds
  • Work of Art
  • Blooms and Wishes
  • Botanical Blooms
  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Labeler Alphabet
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Paisleys and Posies
  • Endless Birthday Wishes
  • Dragonfly Dreams
  • Cool Treats
  • Bookcase Builder
  • Birdcage Builder
  • Tasty Trucks
  • Hey Chick
  • Designer Tee
  • Reverse Words
  • Four You
  • Four Feathers

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