Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin’ Blends markers

Stampin' Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin' Blends markers

Yay! for the Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin’ Blends markers!  I love this sweet bundle and Spring is the perfect time to play!  I am so happy that this Basket weave textured impressions embossing folder will be carrying over to the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  It is such a fun background and as you see in the video, looks geometric on the back side 🙂 

Tis card is easy.  Simply start with an A2 Daffodil Delight card base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Very Vanilla embossed layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, the Garden Green layer is cut at 3 3/8″ x 3 5/8″, and the top Vanilla layer is cut at 3.25″ x  3.5″.

The basket, butterfly, and tag are stamped in Momento black ink and colored with Stampin Blends markers.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket with Stampin’ Blends markers video tutorial:

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Bag A Lope Easter Treat Holder

Bag A Lope Easter Treat Holder

When asked to create an Easter themed treat holder for a Split Coast Stampers Guest Tutorial I was super excited!  Who doesn’t love treats??  And I have always loved the Bag a lope ( essentially a bag made from an envelope!)  So of course I had to create this super cute Bag A Lope Easter Treat Holder! 

Because almost the entire project is paper piecing it’s actually very easy to do!  As much as I love layers and layers, and details beyond, most of the time that just doesn’t fit my busy life!  So when something can be adorable and easy- I’m all over it!

I have listed the supplies below, everything is current with a few exceptions.  The 3/8″ circle punch for the black of the eyes is a disc’d punch, however there are many size circles in other diecut sets to use as an alternative.  Same for the Heart punch I used for the nose and front paws.  The Easter sentiment is also from a disc’d set, but we have so many others available, just play and have fun!

And here is the Bag A Lope Easter Treat Holder video tutorial:

 

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Lots of Lavender Wreath card

Lots of Lavender Wreath card

This Lots of Lavender Wreath card is from the 2018 Sale A Bration release and it is super fun to use and incredibly versatile.  I chose to make a sympathy card with the wreath, but it could have easily been a Mothers Day, a birthday, or any number of occasions!

I love the quick and easy wreath idea for a card.  Start with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″, score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The Plum layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, and the vanilla layer is cut at 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Use temporary adhesive to attach the scallop circle mask for the center of the wreath.

Please see the Lots of Lavender Wreath card video tutorial for details:

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Petal Passion DSP focal with Stampin’ Blends coloring

Petal Passion DSP focal with Stampin' Blends coloring

I simply adore this Petal Passion DSP focal with Stampin’ Blends coloring card.  The Petal Passion DSP has amazing prints that just beg to be colored and showcased!  What a perfect combination with the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers!

There are many flowers and sets of leaves that can be colored and fussy cut to use on a variety of cards.  I have used them as accents on cards, or like here as a stand alone focal.  Yes the Petal Passion DSP is that great!

The card base is an A2 size portrait base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The white layer on the front and inside are cut at 5.25″ x 4″, and the pear pizzazz square on the front is cut at 3.75″ x 3.5″.  Wrap the ribbon around the two top layers before attaching to the base and pop up your focal with dimensionals.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the Petal Passion DSP focal with Stampin’ Blends coloring video tutorial:

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Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #51 March 25, 2018

Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #51 March 25, 2018

Welcome to the Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #51 March 25, 2018 … All entries are due by March 31!

This weeks color range is Real Red,  Blushing Bride, Marina Mist and Whisper White.

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our creativity I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging! 

  1.  Go to bottom of the post click on the little blue box below that says add your link. You can do this anytime from Sunday (the day it’s posted) through the following Saturday night (when it closes)
  2. Follow the steps. Simply type your name, email, and drag & drop (or upload) your photo. Click Crop to edit, or SELECT if finished.
  3. Click the blue box that says DONE!

It is super easy, and does the random picking at the end of the week and notifies the winner by email (email comes from InLinkz challenges, not StampingCatCrew)!  I do not get notified, so if you are the winner YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR CHALLENGE # AND ADDRESS TO RECEIVE YOUR BLOG CANDY!  (Blog candy is limited to US mailing address only, sorry!)

Having a blog is NOT required, however you can share your link back to your blog if you want to generate traffic for yourself through blog hopping, etc… Let me know if you need help! you can post questions here.

Just submit your entry before the weekly deadline (Saturday night at 11:50 pm) and let’s share our creativity! Just have fun & play!  

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!

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