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Honey Bee Card & Gift Packaging

Handmade Honey Bee Card & Gift Packaging

Hello Friends,

Everyone is  in love with the dragonflies from the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, but for today's projects I concentrated on the sweet little honey bee from the bundle.  I just couldn't stop myself once I got going.  First, it was the adorable Honey Bee Mini Treat Bag and then there was the matching card.  I wasn't ready to stop, so out came my Gift Box Punch Board to make the "Just Because" Gift Box.   After that I simply had to say "you're so sweet" with a honey jar. 

Dragonfly Dreams Mini Treat Bag

 I'm really, really going to miss some of this year's In Colors.  Mint Macaron has become a staple in my craft room.  And it's in so many of our beautiful papers too.  Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron look dreamy together.  Today, I made this sweet Mini Treat Bag with the Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper and the Mini Treat Bag dies.  I was delighted to see that the Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim is still around.  It landed on the Clearance Rack (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) for just $3.   I made the tag with the You're so Sweet Stamp set which coordinates with the Mini Treat Bag Dies.  Cute, Cute, Cute!

Dragonfly Dreams Stampin' Up!

 Two other stamp sets worked their way onto today's projects.  The Reverse Words and the Timeless Textures stamp sets pair up to make delightful backgrounds on both my card and my gift box.  

Did you know that the Reverse Words stamp set is available Free with any $50 purchase?  But time is running out, there just 3 weeks to go.  Sale-a-bration ends March 31 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Get the scoop on Sale-a-Bration here.

Honey Bee Gift Box & Honey Jar

 The Delightful Dijon Ink almost exactly matches the color of my fresh local honey.

Stampin' Up! In Colors

Sadly, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon and 3 others (Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Tip Top Taupe) will be going away soon.  They are the 2015-2017 In Colors.  Every year many of the Retiring Colors Products sell out even before the list is announced.   Don't be disappointed. Make sure that you have the ink pads, reinkers, card stock and markers that you NEED before they are gone.  The Retirement List lands May 1 and then they will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Which is your favorite outgoing In Color?  Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush or Tip Top Taupe?

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An Awesome Pop-Up Card for Him

Marquee Messages

 Hello Stampers,

Today's card is a pull out all the stops kind of card.  It's a stepped up card all about the details.  It's a Pop-Up Card.  And finally, it's a card that works equally well for a guy or a gal.

Let's Talk About the Marquee Card Front

Marquee Messages is the focal point stamp set.  I stamped the marquee on Real Red Card Stock and embossed the whole thing in white.  

The "You Are" and the "awesome!" were stamped with black ink.  Hint:  Then, I went back and added white embossing powder to the word awesome before the ink dried.  I intentionally left a little of the black showing.

The Writing Notes Background Stamp was perfect for adding the look of notepaper.

And the accessories were created with the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Love Notes Framelits Dies.

 Let's take a peek at the inside.  It may surprise you. 

Balloon Pop-Up Card

Bet you thought that this card was going to be a Valentine.  Nope, it's a Pop-Up Birthday Card for my sweetheart.  It's not very often that I use 4 stamp sets on one card, but this one is for Joe. He's worth going the extra mile.

I am really digging the Balloon Pop-Up Dies and the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set.  See the Video below for Tips and Tricks for using the Balloon Pop-Up Dies.


Watch Stampin' Up! trainer, Brandi, give some tips and tricks on using the Balloon Adventure Stamp Set, Balloon Bouquet Punch, and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits.
Balloon Adventures
 I was having so much fun with the Balloon Adventures bundle that I decided to make a gift bag too with my Gift Bag Punch Board.
Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Designer 
Be sure to stop by every Tuesday  this month for a Color Challenge.  I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge.  This week's Color Challenge is Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White and for dessert hearts.  See all the color challenge entries at Spliltcoast Stampers.  Click on Color Challenges.  We'd love to have you join us in the Red, White and Black Color Challenge.
This was a nostalgic color challenge for me, because Red, White and Black were the School Colors for my sons when they were growing up.  My washing Machine oozed Red, White and Black in those days.

  Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Give Yourself a Valentine Treat

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Sealed With Love

Sealed With Love Paper Crafts

Hello Friends,

 Here's another Sealed with Love card and, just for kicks, a treat box too.  I stuck on this fabulous stamp set and coordinating dies.  It's an alluring blend of romantic love and heartfelt love.  The possibilities are endless.


Love Notes Sealed With Love

Card Making Tips & Tricks

I stamped my background with a combination of Timeless Textures and Sealed with Love Stamps with Mint Macaron and Pink Pirouette inks.

Next, I layered on all manner of cuteness stamped and cut with the Sealed with Love Bundle with soft pastels.  

I stamped "Hello Love" with Basic Gray ink for a softer than black pop. 

Hint:  White space highlights the card's focal point.

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!

 The Sealed with Love Bundle is overflowing with an eclectic mix of tiny sweetness and it's all about love.  And I can think of reason to express love 365 days of the year.   


Sealed With Love Stampin' Up!

  Sealed with Love Bundle

Freshly Made Sketches

Ever feel like you need a jump start in your card making?  When I find myself in that place I turn to card sketches, an inspirational picture or a color challenge.  Speaking of card sketches,  thanks Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch. 

Color Throwdown

And thanks to Color Throwdown for today's Color Challenge.

Sale-a-Bration 2017

It's the BIGGEST & BEST Stampin' Up! Promotion of the Year

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