Fall In Love With The Newborn King

Fall In Love With The Newborn King

By now you probably know that I am in LOVE with The NEWBORN KING stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog.  It embodies what Christmas is about, Christ.  It doesn’t talk about Santa, or presents, or the Tree, or lights, or even cookies and Christmas dinner. It shows love, peace, and joy.  It shows sacrifice, adoration, and hope.

This is SO much more than a stamp set. This card truly means the world to me.  It is an everyday reminder of how great God is and what an amazing life we have because of Christ.

So, for my personal Christmas cards, I knew I wanted to use this special stamp set to share the amazing story of Christ with others.  Alright, without further chatter, here it is:

The Newborn King gold embossed card at Stampin FoolStampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: The Newborn King
  • Ink: Versmark, Old Olive blendabilities, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Early Espress marker
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, rhinestones, aqua painter, Big Shot, Filigree Frame embossing folder, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay ribbon

Directions:

  1. Stamp the Nativity scene with versa mark, add Gold embossing powder. Tap off excess powder and set with heat tool until shiny and smooth.
  2. Use aqua painter to paint background with Lost Lagoon.  Watercolor tree trunks and clothing with Crumb Cake and aqua painter.  Color two trees with Old Olive blendabilities. Use Early Espresso marker to color stable.
  3. Add rhinestone to star.
  4. Layer Whisper White onto Lost Lagoon card stock with rounded corners.
  5. Emboss Filigree onto Crumb Cake base with Big Shot. Adhere layers to card base and tie Bermuda Bay ribbon across top of card.
  6. Stamp the inside with the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.

I hope you enjoyed this card!

 

 

Super Adorable Stampin’ Up Fry Box

Super Adorable Stampin’ Up! Fry Box Combo

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If you love the Stampin’ Up Fry Box die cut you will love the coordinating card!  Because you’ll need a card to go with your Fry Box gift, I pulled out the Age Awareness stamp set and Flower Pot DSP and came up with this matching little duo.  Here is a close view of the floral birthday card:

Age Awareness Flower Pot DSP card

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamps: Age Awareness
  • Paper: Hello Honey, Calypso Coral, Flower Pot DSP, Whisper White
  • Ink: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Deco Label framelits, Hello Honey Ribbon, Dimensionals

And here is the coordinating Fry Box.  Don’t they just look adorable together?

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Why do you need the Fry Box die?

  1. It’s adorable.
  2. It’s so EASY to use.
  3. It is a quick way to make party favors, gifts, or thinking of you’s.
  4. It’s only $32.95
  5. It’s EXCLUSIVE to Stampin’  Up! You can only get it here!

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Paper:  Flower Pot Designer series paper, Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry
  • Accessories: Fry Box Die, Big Shot, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Calypso Coral chevron ribbon, Dimensionals

Now that you have seen this cutie up close and personal, check out what else you can do with it by checking out my Pinterest Board of Fry Boxes and Hamburger Dies.

Do me a favor, comment below to let me know what you think about the Fry Box, the ideas on the Pinterest Board and what you want to see me do with the box and I’ll make something new that you request!

Happy Crafting!

3 Ways to Use For All Things Stamp Set

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Coming up in the new 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is a beautiful watercolored stamp set called ‘For All Things’. It captures the essence of Fall and Thanksgiving all in one stamp set.  The images include an oak leaf, grains, acorns and sentiments about being Grateful, which make for the perfect Thank You card.

I wanted to create three different levels of the same basic card to show off how easy it is to use this set (available August 28th).The first card has a Crushed Curry base, Blackberry Bliss layer and Color me Autumn DSP.  The Whisper White layer us stamped with leaves to create a background pattern.  The sentiment is layered on Blackberry Bliss and adhered with a dimensional.  The card size is 4″x4″.

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Card number 2 is a Whisper White base with the stamping done on the Crushed Curry layer and Park Lane DSP inset along the bottom. A 1/4″ Blackberry Bliss card stock band separates the layers.  Gold sequins from the trim adorn the top and band.

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Card number 3 has a Blackberry Bliss base with Crushed Curry and Whisper White layered on top.  The bottom half boasts Color Me Autumn DSP (in that delicious Blackberry pattern).  I stamped a Blackberry Bliss swoosh on the top middle and added the sentiment in Momento ink.  The acorns are stamped in Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist.  The card is topped off with 1/8″ Gold ribbon which is metallic and amazing!

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I hope these three cards will inspire you to create something beautiful and get ready for the Holiday Catlaog because it is amazing!

Make sure you comment below and let me know which of the three cards is your favorite!!

If you haven’t received a catalog, email me with your name and mailing address at aprilwaltrip@gmail.com and I will send you one!

Happy Crafting!

Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection

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Blackberry Bliss Love

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For the love of Blackberry Bliss, I came up with this creation.  Don’t you love this new color?  It is so rich and deep.  It reminds me of fall, and a warm tight knit sweater.  To lighten up the background of this card, I paired it with Flower Pot DSP.  The color combination is Lost Lagoon combined with Blackberry Bliss.  They compliment each other very well.

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Hostess set* Holiday 2014
  • Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, whisper white, Flower Pot designer series paper
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss
  • Accessories: Large dot embossing folder, deco label framelits, Big Shot, small flower punch, rhinestones, Hello Honey ribbon

Happy Crafting!

Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection

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Tag Talk & Back to Black Card Set

TagTalk tutorial

Have you ordered the new Back to Black Designer series paper yet?  It is amazing.  I love black and white patterned paper and this is no exception.  I paired the designer paper with the Tag Talk stamp set for an awesome little card set, just for you!

Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Tag Talk
  • Paper: Back to Black DSP, whisper white cs, black cs, Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Melon Mambo
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Melon Mambo
  • Accessories: Label Bracket Punch, Bermuda Bay ribbon, Hello Honey ribbon, Dimensionals, itty bitty accent heart punch

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Happy Crafting!

Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection

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8 Reasons to Love the Stampin’ Up! Fry Box

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Ah, I LOVE the new Stampin’ Up! French Fry Box Big Shot Die.  There are so many ways to decorate it for any occasion and it is super simple to use.

8 Things I love about the Fry Box Die:

  1. It is a Large Sizzix Die, so you can cut multiple layers at once (4 to six boxes at one time).
  2. Only uses ONE HALF sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock.
  3. Emboss the front or back with embossing folders.
  4. Decorate with stamps, ribbon, washi tape, embellishments.
  5. Easy to glue together- only two places need adhesive.
  6. Easily add DSP to the front or back panel only by layering over portion of die cut.
  7. Holds mini candy bars, clear cello bags, gift cards, business cards.
  8. Cuts and scores with the same die.
  9. BONUS: It’s ADORABLE!

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This French Fry Box is so easy to make that all I needed to do was run a half sheet of card stock through the Big Shot,  fold  the score lines, adhere the sides to each other and decorate the box.

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Happy Crafting!

Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection

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Buy A Big Shot & Choose a FREE Bundle!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

The weekly deals this week are AMAZING!  It is all about the Big Shot, which is perfect because the Big Shot deal is going on NOW and you will get a free stamp set and Framelit bundle with your Big Shot, then add a weekly deal to the mix and you will luck out like a fat pig.  I love the petite purse die, it is amazing.  The Envelope Framelits are perfect for making those upcoming Christmas cards.  Head over to the Shop to check them out!

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New Photopolymer Stamp Set: Yee Haw!

This western themed stamp set includes 25 stamps for only $25.95. They can be layered, stamped inside of one another and around each other to create a pattern.   Photopolymer clear stamps are perfect for making party favors or decorations.  Planning a Cowboy or Western Sheriff themed birthday party? This set is for you!

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Big Shot Deal

August 1- 31st

Screen Shot 2014-08-02 at 10.29.50 AMBig Shot Bundle

Bundle

Item Number

Stamp Set

Framelits

Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM

138923

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$33.75

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM

138920

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$31.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle WM

138924

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$42.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle CM

138921

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$35.95

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM

138925

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$43.25

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM

138922

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$37.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle WM

138911

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$54.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle CM

138910

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$45.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM

138644

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$50.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM

138200

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$43.95

Happy Crafting with today’s Specials!

Coastal Cabana Blended Bloom

Today’s post will be short and sweet and more of a looker.  I wanted to show off the bright, cheery colors of the Blended Bloom colored with Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  I started with the darkest shade and slowly added color with medium and lighter shade.

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Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Blended Bloom
  • Paper: Whisper White
  • Ink: Momento Ink pad
  • Accessories: Coastal Cabana Blendabilities set of three

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

The weekly deals this week are AMAZING! In addition to having my favorite colors of ink on sale (Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz – darn, I just ordered a spare last week), the Alphabet Embossing folder is on sale.   And if you are into digital, the Oh Baby Photobook cannot be passed.  I blogged my pictures of it last year in this post. (Check it out. It is adorable and I had the book printed and it looks amazing).

weekly deals 8-5-14

Big Shot Deal

August 1- 31st

BigShotBundle

 

Bundle

Item Number

Stamp Set

Framelits

Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM

138923

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$33.75

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM

138920

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$31.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle WM

138924

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$42.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle CM

138921

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$35.95

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM

138925

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$43.25

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM

138922

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$37.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle WM

138911

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$54.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle CM

138910

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$45.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM

138644

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$50.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM

138200

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$43.95

 

Another Thank You Color block Technique

Another Thank You

Don’t you love the Photopolymer stamp set ‘Another Thank You’?  It has such a great variety of Thank You stamps and it is completely clear so it is super simple to stamp onto cards.  Grab your In Color card stock pack and cut strips of each color to 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  Punch out a star (or heart or flower) with the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (yep, it comes with 3 punches for only $16).

It’s hard to tell from this picture, but you will adhere the top of the strips with snail, flat against the Whisper White layer and the bottom, close to the star punch out will be adhered with a dimensional.  Add a rhinestone for bling, stamp your Thank You, tie a ribbon and send it to a friend!

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Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps: Another Thank You
  • Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, In Color card stock pack
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss ink pad
  • Accessories: Blackberry Bliss Satin ribbon, Paper trimmer, Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

The weekly deals this week are AMAZING! In addition to having my favorite colors of ink on sale (Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz – darn, I just ordered a spare last week), the Alphabet Embossing folder is on sale.   And if you are into digital, the Oh Baby Photobook cannot be passed.  I blogged my pictures of it last year in this post. (Check it out. It is adorable and I had the book printed and it looks amazing).

weekly deals 8-5-14

Big Shot Deal

August 1- 31st

BigShotBundle

Sweetbriar Blendabilities Card

Grab your Sweetbriar Rose stamp and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities for this beautiful card.  I stamped the image in Momento black ink.  I colored the stems first with Old Olive Blendabilities and then went over the petal lines with the darkest Rich Razzleberry marker. I touched up the middles with the medium shade and colored over the entire flowers with the lightest color.  I added Daffodil Delight to the center of the flowers.  Center the largest and second largest Deco Label framelits and cut with Big Shot. Layer over card with 6 dimensionals (cut in half so they fit within the frame) and tie cotton ribbon across the top.  Round all 4 corners with the Project Life corner rounder.

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

The weekly deals this week are AMAZING! In addition to having my favorite colors of ink on sale (Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz – darn, I just ordered a spare last week), the Alphabet Embossing folder is on sale.   And if you are into digital, the Oh Baby Photobook cannot be passed.  I blogged my pictures of it last year in this post. (Check it out. It is adorable and I had the book printed and it looks amazing).

weekly deals 8-5-14

Big Shot Deal

August 1- 31st

BigShotBundle

 

Bundle

Item Number

Stamp Set

Framelits

Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM

138923

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$33.75

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM

138920

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$31.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle WM

138924

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$42.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle CM

138921

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$35.95

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM

138925

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$43.25

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM

138922

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$37.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle WM

138911

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$54.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle CM

138910

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$45.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM

138644

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$50.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM

138200

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$43.95

 

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