Stars in the Sky

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using a set of framelits. I have owned the Stars Framelits for months now, but never seem to pull them out to use. I really need to rectify that! I was wanting for the perfect card to use this particular piece of DSP. I love the constellations! So I decided to just add more stars to the card. Overall, the card is simple, but has so much visual interest.

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  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants (retiring)
  • Inks: Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Going Places DSP (retiring); Basic Black; Gold Foil
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Stars Framelits

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SSINKMC24: Manly Stars

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Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card using our Mystery Challenge Rules. What to do? Should I use all five elements, only three, or maybe four? I ended up using four of the elements!

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I decided to play off the colors and make a more masculine card. I love the new color collection DSP patterns and just had to feature some in Tip Top Taupe. Such a nice layering piece. From there, I decided that the white piece was too plain with just the sentiment, so I added some stars. Much better! I finished off the card with some die cut stars and a bit of sparkle with the gold sequin trim.

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  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants
  • Inks: Tip Top Taupe, Night of Navy, Hello Honey
  • Cardstock: 2015-2017 In Color DSP; Night of Navy; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim
  • Tools: Stars Framelits

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Easy Masculine Card

I seem to always to need masculine cards, but hardly ever make them. This is the perfect simple card to men or women.IMG_0839

I used the ombre technique to ink up the feathers. Ink up the stamp in the lighter color. Then add on the darker color on only park of the stamp. Such a neat look once they’re done.

  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants; Four Feathers
  • Inks: Mossy Meadow; Wild Wasabi; Hello Honey; Lost Lagoon; Night of Navy
  • Cardstock: Night of Navy; Crumb Cake; Typeset DSP
  • Accessories: Gold buttons; Brown twine
  • Tools: Feathers Framelits

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October Card Swap

For October’s swap, we were to make a tag and an embellishment.  I decided that I just couldn’t do two Christmas items, so I made a birthday tag and a Christmas embellishment.

Card #1

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I wanted to have a good layered tag with some of that great Moonlight DSP.

  • Stamps: Perfect Penants
  • Inks: Blackberry Bliss
  • Cardstock: Moonlight DSP
  • Accessories: Gold Metallic Buttons; Gray Twine; Purple Ribbon (not SU)
  • Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Card #2

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This simple star is not really a star at all.  Its five Christmas trees arranged in a star.

  • Stamps: 25 Days
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Trim the Tree DSP
  • Accessories: Silver Glitter
  • Tools: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch; Christmas Tree Punch

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CCMC310: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, and Night of Navy

Today’s card came from a color inspiration from Create with Connie and Mary.  I realized that my SU Fresh Prints Stack (sadly retired) had two of those colors in the mix.  Score!  I have almost that entire pad left unused so it’s nice to break it out once in awhile.

Color Inspiration
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My version
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Somehow this card ended up being very nautical and I absolutely love it!  I never realized how the Sea Street and Perfect Pennants stamp sets match perfectly for me.  I love that little octopus so much!  After pulling out my ink colors, I started grabbing papers and tools and went to town.  This process of making this card was very organic.  I didn’t think too much and yet I’m pleased at how the colors and patterns all flow together.

  • Stamps: Sea Street, Perfect Pennants
  • Inks: Night of Navy
  • Cardstock: Real Red; Fresh Prints DSP (retired), Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Starburst Framelits

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Sweet Sorbet DSP Purge: Random Edition

Another attempt to use my retired DSP to make room for new fun stuff…  This time I’m highlighting cards made from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack (Sale-a-bration 2014).  The following cards are using a lot of the other papers in the pack.  I found that I wasn’t a huge fan of the primarily Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand, and black paper pattens.  But I did find a few cute card designs to use them.

Card #1

Card Inspiration from Linda Higgins
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My version
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  • Stamps: Petal Parade; A Word for You
  • Inks: Basic Black; Pool Party
  • Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired); Whisper White
  • Accessories: Silver Dots; Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Card #2

Card Inspiration from JK Cards
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My version
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  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants
  • Inks: Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch

Card #3

Card Inspiration from Ginger Stamps
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My version
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  • Stamps: Petite Petals
  • Inks: Pool Party
  • Cardstock: Basic Black Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: In Dolor Dahlias (retired)
  • Tools: Patterned scissors; Petite Petals Punch; 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Card #4

Card Inspiration from Stampin’ Up in Munchen
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My version
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  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants; Petite Petals
  • Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe; Pistachio Pudding
  • Cardstock: Summer Starfruit; Crisp Cantaloupe; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Silver Dots
  • Tools: Petite Petals Punch; Patterned Scissors

Card #5

Card Inspiration from Stamps, Paper, n’ Stuff
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My version
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  • Stamps: Flower Shop; A Word for You (retired)
  • Inks: Basic Black; Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels; Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Hexagon Embossing Folder; Pansy Punch

Card #6

Card Inspiration from CindyLeeBee Designs
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My version
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  • Stamps: A Word for You (retired); Petal Parade (retired)
  • Inks: Summer Starfruit; Crisp Cantaloupe; Pistachio Pudding
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (retired); Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

Card #7

Card Inspiration from Stamp with Brian
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My version
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  • Stamps: Petal Parade (retired)
  • Inks: Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Crisp Cantaloupe; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Blossom Punch; 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Card #8

Card Inspiration from Stamping Sanity
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My version
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  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants; Petite Petals
  • Inks: Pool Party; Crisp Cantaloupe; Summer Starfruit
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Pistachio Pudding; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Petite Petals Punch; 2″ Circle Punch; Patterned Scissors

Card #9

Card Inspiration from Susan Stamps
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My version
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  • Stamps: Flower Shop; Petite Petals; Petal Parade (retired); Vintage Verses (retired)
  • Inks: Pool Party; Basic Black; Pistachio Pudding; Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Pansy Punch; Petite Petals Punch; 2″ Circle Punch

Card #10

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  • Stamps: Best of Greetings (retired); Petal Parade (retired)
  • Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe; Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Pool Party; Pistachio Pudding; Summer Starfruit; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Pansy Punch; Secret Garden Framelits

Card #11

Card Inspiration from Tiddbits from Dawn
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My version
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  • Stamps: Wacky Wishes (retired); Petal Parade (retired)
  • Inks: Pool Party; Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Summer Starfruit; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch

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Sweet Sorbet DSP Purge: Polka Dots Edition

Another attempt to use my retired DSP to make room for new fun stuff…  This time I’m highlighting cards made from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack (Sale-a-bration 2014).  The following cards are primarily using the polka dot patterned paper.

Card #1

My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants
  • Inks: Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired); Whisper White
  • Accessories: Boutique Details (retired)
  • Tools: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Card #2

Card Inspiration from Card Creations by Beth
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps:
  • Inks:
  • Cardstock: Pool Party; Basic Black; Whisper White; Crisp Cantaloupe; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Boutique Details (retired); Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired); Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
  • Tools: Blossom Punch; 1 1/4″ Circle Punch; Chevron Embossing Folder; Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Card #3

Card Inspiration from Avery’s Owlery
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Morning Meadow (retired); Flower Shop
  • Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe; Certainly Celery (retired); Summer Starfruit; Blushing Bride; Pretty in Pink
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired); Pistachio Pudding
  • Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Pansy Punch

Card #4

Card Inspiration from Stamp with Angela
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants
  • Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired); Summer Starfruit; Pistachio Pudding
  • Accessories: Boutique Details (retired)
  • Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder; Swiss Dot Embossing Folder; Label Dies (Spellbinders)

Card #5

Card Inspiration from Uncanny Crafting
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps:
  • Inks:
  • Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Boutique Details (retired)
  • Tools:

Card #6

Card Inspiration from A Stamping Journey
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired); Petite Petals
  • Inks: Basic Black; Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Crisp Cantaloupe; Pistachio Pudding; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Silver Dots; Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Petite Petals Punch; Hexagon Punch (banner ends); Swiss Dot Embossing Folder; 1 1/4″ Circle Punch; 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Card #7

Card Inspiration from Maine Mountain Stamper
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Vintage Verses (retired); Flower Shop
  • Inks: Summer Starfruit; Crisp Cantaloupe; Pool Party
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Pistachio Pudding; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Large pearls
  • Tools: Pansy Punch

Card #8

Card Inspiration from Inkspired Treasures
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants; Petal Parade
  • Inks: Pool Party; Pistachio Pudding; Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Pistachio Pudding; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Rhinestone jewels
  • Tools: Label dies (Spellbinders)

Card #9

Card Inspiration from Northwest Stamper
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Banner Blast
  • Inks: Pool Party; Crisp Cantaloupe; Summer Starfruit
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Crisp Cantaloupe; Summer Starfruit; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Banner Punch; Patterned Scissors

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Sweet Sorbet DSP Purge: Pool Party Edition

Another attempt to use my retired DSP to make room for new fun stuff…  This time I’m highlighting cards made from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack (Sale-a-bration 2014).  The following cards are primarily using the Pool Party flower patterned DSP.

Card #1

Card Inspiration from Stamp with Amy K
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Best of Greetings (retired); Mixed Bunch; Flower Shop; Petite Petals
  • Inks: Basic Black; Pool Party
  • Cardstock: Pool Party; Basic Black; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired); Whisper White; Scrap polka dot paper
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: Patterned scissors; Blossom Punch; Pansy Punch; Petite Petals Punch; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

Card #2

Card Inspiration from Ink It Up with Jessica
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Best of Greetings (retired)
  • Inks: Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Pool Party; Basic Black; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch

Card #3

Card Inspiration from Julie’s Stamping Spot
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Sweet Essentials; Petite Petals
  • Inks: Basic Black; Pool Party
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Pool Party; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired); Scrap polka dot paper
  • Accessories: Silver dots
  • Tools: Patterned scissors; Pansy Punch; Petite Petals Punch

Card #4

Card Inspiration from ARTfelt Impressions
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants; Morning Meadow (retired)
  • Inks: Basic Black; Pool Party
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Pool Party; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Basic Gray Twine; Large Pearls
  • Tools: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder; Pansy Punch

Card #5

Card Inspiration from Stamp Lady Katie
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Petal Parade (retired); Express Yourself (retired); Petite Petals
  • Inks: Pool Party; Basic BLack
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (retired); Silver dots
  • Tools: Patterned Scissors; Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder; Petite Petals Punch

Card #6

Card Inspiration from Krystal’s Card
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My version
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Description

  • Stamps: Sweet Essentials
  • Inks: Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Pool Party; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (retired); Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: Blossom Punch; Pansy Punch; Petite Petals Punch; Bitty Butterfly Punch

Card #7

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Description

  • Stamps: Best of Greetings (retired); Flower Shop
  • Inks: Pool Party; Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Whisper White; Pool Party; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
  • Tools: Pansy Punch; Artisan Label Punch

Card #8

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Description

  • Stamps: Wacky Wishes (retired)
  • Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Smoky Slate; Whisper White; Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Silver dots
  • Tools: Blossom Punch; Petite Petals Punch

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Eastern Elegance DSP Purge

I’ve been a whirlwind of crafting lately.  And I’ve been trying to use a ton of my retired SU DSP (so I can buy the new stuff of course!).  The other day, I pulled out what remained of the Eastern Elegance DSP pack and went to town.  In total, I made 20 cards out of the leftovers.  It was very pretty paper, but it’s time to move on…

Card #1

Card Inspiration from Stamp and Stretch
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My version — I chose to recreate the sample card but using my own supplies.  I chose to do one card with the Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, and Whisper White color scheme.  For the other I added in the Coastal Cabana color.  The cutting is a bit wonky on the right card (ugh!), but overall I like the look.
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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired)
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP (retired); Coastal Cabana; Crushed Curry; Basic Black; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools:

Card #2

Card Inspiration from Too Cool Stamping
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My version — I loved the idea of circles embossed with the DSP.  I decided to go with a different folder than the example but kept the rest of the design very similar.
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  • Stamps: A Round Array
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry; Smoky Slate; Whisper White; Eastern Elegance DSP (retired)
  • Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (retired); 2″ Circle Punch; 1 3/8″ Circle Punch; 1 1/4″ Circle Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

Card #3

Card Inspiration from Northwest Stamper
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My version — I CASEd this card from upline’ upline.  I loved the simple look of this card, but did not have the coordinating ribbon.  I instead went with a strip of DSP.
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  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants
  • Inks: Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP (retired); Smoky Slate; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Sponges

Card #4

Card Inspiration from Inkspired Treasures
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My version — This card is just gorgeous.  I had to copy it exactly.  I love the “frilly” design.
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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired)
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP (retired); Coastal Cabana; Crushed Curry; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Silver pearls; Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (retired); Elegant Butterfly Punch

Card #5

Card Inspiration from Coffee and Cardstock on Etsy
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My version — Another very adorable fancy design.  While I think the Coastal Cabana card works better, I like the other card’s proportions more.
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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired); Mixed Bunch
  • Inks: Basic Gray; Summer Starfruit (retired); Coastal Cabana
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP (retired); Crushed Curry; Smoky Slate; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Large Pearls
  • Tools: Blossom Punch; Corner Rounder

Card #6

The last few cards are my attempt to use all my scraps of Eastern Elegance DSP.

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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired)
  • Inks: Whisper White
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Crushed Curry; Eastern Elegance DSP (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

Card #7

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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired)
  • Inks: Whisper White; Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP; Crushed Curry; Basic Black; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

Card #8

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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired)
  • Inks: Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP (retired); Smoky Slate; Whisper White
  • Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Trim (retired)
  • Tools:

Card #9

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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired)
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP (retired); Smoky Slate; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: 1″ Circle Punch; 1 1/4″ Circle Punch; 1 3/8″ Circle Punch; Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

Card #10

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  • Stamps: Express Yourself (retired)
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana
  • Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP (retired); Smoky Slate; Whisper White
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

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Card Class #2

A few weeks back I held my second card class.  We made four cards using a ton of retiring/retired DSP.  I wanted to make sure that the card designs were fun, but easy to make.  I think I found the right balance with these.

Card #1

Inspiration: From Stampin’ Pretty

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: Daydream Medallions; Sweet Essentials (retired)
  • Cardstock: Basic Black; Very Vanilla; Silver Glimmer Paper; Modern Medley DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Riding Hood Red (retired)
  • Accessories:
  • Tools: Floral Frames Framelits; Big Shot; Paper Trimmer; Snail

Card #2

Inspiration: From Ink It Up with Jessica

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: Birthday Cake (retired)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Crisp Cantaloupe; Birthday Basics DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Accessories: Honeycomb Embossing Folder
  • Tools: Big Shot; Paper Trimmer; Snail; Scissors

Card #3

Inspiration: From Angela guesting on Northwest Stamper

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake; Coastal Cabana; Real Red; Whisper White; Fresh Prints DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Accessories: Small Metal Brads
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer; Snail; Scissors

Card #4

Inspiration: From Ginger Stamps

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My Interpretation:

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Supplies:

  • Stamps: A Word for You (retired); Petite Petals
  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Watercolor Wonder DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Gumball Green (retired); Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Accessories: Jewels; Island Indigo Ribbon (retired)
  • Tools: Blossom Punch; Petite Petals Punch

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