Last Chance! Low Inventory! Final Hours Countdown!

We are in the final hours of countdown until the end of Sale-a-bration! Sale-a-bration orders must be placed by 11:50 pm MT! Please don’t wait until the last minute though! Get your order placed now! This is a very clean and simple card made using the Pedal Pusher set. I love the enamel dots for a quick accent on simple cards. They add a cheerful touch to this card which is being sent to someone in need of be cheered up! We all need a little support from our friends from time-to-time.

For your convenience I have shared most of the supplies used in the creating of this card below. The Pedal Pusher stamp set is a FREE Sale-a-bration reward for a $50 order. Sale-a-bration rewards end at 11:50 pm MT and inventory on the Pedal Pusher stamp set is low so don’t delay! Click on one of the images below to place your $50 Sale-a-bration order now to get your FREE Sale-a-bration reward! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sale-A-Bration Ends Tomorrow!

All good things must come to an end, or so I have heard! Before Sale-A-Bration ends I wanted to share another of my favorite creations with you. I just love everything about this Pedal Pusher stamp set. Biking just happens to be one of the things that I enjoy, and I love the sentiments! I also love the Metallics Glitter Tape…but these items were available while supplies last…and the supply of Metallics Glitter Tape is gone! However, there is still time and opportunity for you to place a $50 right now to get this awesome Pedal Pusher stamp set!

For your convenience I have posted most of the supplies used in the making of this card. Click on any of the images below to be taken to my 24/7 online store where you can place your sale-a-bration order today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

6 Easy Cards You Can Make in an Hour!

Actually, you can probably whip out 8 to 12 of these cards in an hour! (Scroll down to see the other 5.) But, to be safe, I went with claiming six. Remember the line from the commercial, “It’s so easy even a caveman can do it?!” That pretty much describes this layout.

Another plus: It really stretches out a favorite piece of Designer Series Paper (hereinafter called DSP). One 12×12 sheet of DSP should yield 24-26 cards. To get 26 cards you will make your first cut at 5 1/4″, the second cut at 5 1/4″ again. This will leave you with a 1 1/2″ strip at the end. Trim down your 1 1/2″ strip to 1″ and then cut it into two 5 1/4″ pieces (you will have a small piece that you can save or discard). Then cut your two 5 1/4″ pieces of DSP into 24 1″ strips. You now have enough 1″ x 5 1/4″ strips of DSP to make 26 cards using this layout! But, I digress a little…

The 1″ x 5 1/4″ of DSP is layered on the bottom of a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White card stock. After this step is done, then you can stamp your flowers off to the right. Then stamp your BIG & BOLD greeting/sentiment to the left of your flowers. Once the sentiment is placed, you can stamp the butterfly. The flowers and butterfly color with just a few strokes of the markers so that goes pretty quick (confession: I’m not a big fan of sitting and laboring over coloring). It is hard to see in the photo, but after coloring the butterfly, the small part of the wing has been highlighted with a touch of gold using Wink of Stella.

Once your cards are all colored, you can layer this on a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ coordinating card stock which can then be layered on a whisper white card base of the same size. I haven’t really referenced colors here too much, as this can be done with any DSP and the colors may be different. The beauty of using DSP is you can pull the color combo right out of the DSP and all of our DSP has its color combo listed in the catalog and has a coordinating card stock pack adding to the convenience.

Below are all the other different cards that I made in one quick sitting:

As you can see, I have covered 4 different occasions with 6 cards made from one easy layout!  For your convenience, I have listed the products that I used below. (Please note that the items priced at 0.00 are Sale-A-Bration items. A $100 order placed by March 31st will get you both of these items for FREE! The Happy Birthday set is a Stampin’ Rewards set and may be purchased at the bargain price of $9 with a $150 order! A $150 order would also allow you to select one more FREE Sale-A-Bration item!) If you purchase the suggested items shown below, you will have an $150 order!

Clicking on any of the images below will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase what you need to make your own 6 (or more) easy cards in an hour! Thanks so much for stopping by!

What Do Snow Place and Birthday Bouquet DSP Have In Common?

We had 15 inches of snow fall here the other day. What’s a stamper to do with all that wet stuff? Make a snowman! And…if you live in Le Mars, Iowa…the ice cream capital of the world…your snowman really should come with an ice cream cone, right?!

I created a fun little video (less than a minute long) that sequences the most important steps for creating this adorably, fun card. If you haven’t yet guessed the answer to what these two things have in common, watch this incredibly quick video for the big reveal!

So, how fun was that? Are you as excited about this discovery as I am? I love it!!!! Quick! Click any of the product images below to be taken to my online store and purchase what you need today to make your own adorably fun snowman card! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Everyone Loves Cupcakes!

Hello Stampin’ Friends! I’m sharing another great swap card with you today! This one was created by fellow demonstrator, Toni Tessler. She also used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set whose purchase supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a win/win deal! You get a fantastic stamp set and the RMHC gets more funding for their great cause!

I love the little touch of sparkle on the frosting compliments of Wink of Stella! In my supply list I did add the It’s My Party Enamel Dots because I think a yellow enamel dot would be just perfect in place of the rhinestone! The banner from the Number of Years Bundle is a nice way to showcase the birthday wish, too.

For your convenience I have listed the supplies used in the making of this card below. Clicking on any of the products below will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase any of these items. Please be sure to click on the Sprinkles of Life stamp set today and help support the RMHC today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Birthday to You!

Today I am sharing a swap card created by fellow demonstrator, Dianne Teslak. This card is created using the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set. If you have not yet purchased this great stamp set, I encourage you to purchase it soon as it will be retiring! Purchasing this stamp set supports a great cause – the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Find out how purchasing this stamp set helps RMHC.

For your convenience I have provided links to the items used in creating this card. Clicking any of the images below will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase your Sprinkles of Life stamp set for this great cause today! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Inkheaven Weekly Deals March 22-28

Have you had your eye on the Curvy Corner Trio Punch? Now is the time to add it to your punch collection! If you are placing an order, throw on a package of those pearls! Plus, have you checked out the Clearance Rack lately? Sometimes, I forget to do this! There are some great punch deals on the Clearance Rack, too! One of my favorites, the Artisan Label Punch is on there for only $9.59! Wowzer! Great deals on the Thick Baker’s twine at a $1.39 and the Darling Doily Die is only $14.99. Another one of my personal favorites is on there – the Party Pennants Die for $19.77. I love using this for the focal point layer on my cards! I like the nice, clean cut shapes in various sizes for the front of my cards! To see the Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals just go to my 24/7 online store by clicking the Shop Now Tab above! Thank you so much for stopping by!  

What’s so Odd About That?

As promised, we are still exploring the idea of what makes a perfect card. You can see the orignal post by clicking here. This is essentially the same card layout with a different color combo and stamp set. You can visually see that the tone or the mood of the card is different.

Design element is also key to a perfect card. In design, oddly enough, it is odd numbers that bring balance. The Rule of Thirds/Threes is most commonly known, but groupings of five, seven, and nine also work well.

On this card layout, seven of the large polka dots have been highlighted with designer series paper. Three of the seven pieces of designer series paper are the same (I brought the rule of three into my group of 7). I chose the brightly, multi-colored pieces for my three of the seven so I could use those colors in other areas for the card. The other four pieces are pairs of two different colors and patterns.

This grouping of seven designer series dots creates a pattern and makes the card visually appealing. I pulled the brightest color from the designer series paper to be my accent/embellishment with the Baker’s Twin to give the card a nice POP of neon color which happens to be a trend right now.

If I wanted to make the pattern stand out even more, this designer series paper has a patterned Calypso Coral sheet which could be used in place of the more subtle Lost Lagoon. I haven’t tried that yet to see if I like it. It may be a little too much for me. However, if you like really bright and cheerful cards, you may prefer it to be a little bolder!

As you can see by comparing yesterday’s card with today’s card, this design is very easy to duplicate. I have several more stamp sets and designer series papers that will make great cards with design!

For your convenience, I’ve shared the supplies used in making this card below. Click on any of the supplies used to be taken to my 24/7 online store to buy the supplies you need to create this card. Thanks so much for stopping by!

What Makes the Perfect Card?

I love the simplicity of this card! I see many breathtakingly beautiful cards, elaborately done, but I have to confess, I rarely do that sort of stamping! However, I do admire people who have the talent and patience to do so. Sometimes, I even find myself wishing that I was one of them! Then, reality sets in. All that fussiness represents stress to the way my brain is wired and I’m not real motivated to re-wire it! For me, the perfect card has:

  • A great color combo
  • A simple style
  • Is easily duplicated
These three elements are important to me because my goal is to create stamping happiness. I want everyone to be able to create cards that make them proud and happy! This is the criteria that makes it possible. Over the next few posts I will be showing you more examples so be sure to check back! 
For your convenience, I’ve shared the supplies used in making this card below. Click on any of the supplies used to be taken to my 24/7 online store to buy the supplies you need to create this card. Thanks so much for stopping by!