Simply Sent Card Elements & More Kit - Thanks x 2

As soon as I saw this kit in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book I just had to have it! The cards are already dry embossed and stamped with Chocolate Chip. I just had to add a few things to them to make some really simple cards.

I thought the price was pretty good too at only $24.95 for 8 cards and envelopes, a 4 piece stamp set, 11 feet of 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon and an Old Olive Classic Stampin' Spot. If you want to see the whole kit scroll down or go to page 168 of the 2009 Spring Summer Catalog.
I hope you like what I've done with them.
Thanks for stopping by!
The other stamp sets I used are Frames with a Flourish, Itty Bitty Buds, Yummy, Sip by Sip, and Polka Dot Punches. I also used our Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon and alternated between Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive Classic Stamp Pads. I did use the 1/16" punch for the scallop holes and the Scallop Punch to layer the scallops on one of the cards. By the way, our Scallop Punch matches the scallops on these cards perfectly!
Here's the embossing detail. It's so pretty in real life. Stampin' Up! told us that they will be having some dry emboss folders coming out this year. I hope these are two of the designs!!Details of the Thanks x 2 Simply Sent Card Kit:
Thanks X 2 Simply Sent Card Elements & More
Item #114594
Preferred Price: $24.95 (if you order through my SU! Website: www.lorraine.stampinup.com)
If you like to make cards but want a little help when it comes to color and image coordination, these kits are for you! Each kit includes an exclusive Stampin’ Up! double-mounted stamp, a Classic Stampin’ Spot, and papers and embellishments that are perfect together. You can use the stamp and Stampin’ Spot on other projects as well after you’ve created the cards in the kit.
• Kits contain all papers and embellishments you need to create 8 beautiful cards (4 each of 2 designs)
• Includes coordinating double-mounted stamp and Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Packaged in a reusable Craft Keeper
• Includes photos and step-by-step instructions• Adhesives not included• Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2
"Kit includes: Double-mounted stamp; printed, die-cut and embossed cards; Old Olive small envelopes; Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain; Old Olive Classic Stampin' Spot; Thanks x 2 Stamp Set


Big Birthday "B"

This is a card I made for a special friend. I cut the B with my Cricut at 6". The Kiwi Kiss layer is in shadow mode and the Raspberry Tart DSP is in regular mode. Then I layered a scallop edge down the left side using my Scallop Edge Punch in Pretty in Pink. The flowers were cut and embossed using my Big Shot and the Cherry Blossom Embosslit Die. I also used the new Flower Brads and the Earth Elements Brads. The sentiment was stamped using the Fast & Fun Notes and Itty Bitty Buds stamp sets then punched out with the Large Oval Punch. Finally the ribbon is our 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain.

Thanks for visiting me today!


With Love Mini Bag

This is a little bag I made using the new Big Shot Die, Bag with Scallops. I originally was just going to play with the new die but it came out so cute I just had to finish it. Actually, this is my 3rd one...:0). The other two didn't make the cut so they're in the round file. LOL! I also used one of the new Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texture Plate for the Big Shot. Someone had shown us how to get the texture to be more detailed by spritzing your paper with rubbing alcohol. This worked great! You get a much deeper image using the rubbing alcohol. I haven't tried this with just water but that might work just as well. I used rubbing alcohol because it dries much faster. Anyway...the cardstock is Green Galore, the DSP is Bella Rose (LOVE THIS PACK!!) and the new Sale A Bration stamp set called Yummy. The ink is our Riding Hood Red Classic Pad. I also used my Crop A Dile to punch the holes for the ribbon and the Small Oval Punch for the sentiment. The layer under the scallop is just a scrap piece of the DSP cut with the Scallop Bag die. This is the sweetest little bag. It's so cute.
Hope you get a chance to make something soon!
Have a wonderful evening!

More Love Birds

Well how about a couple more love birds? Everything used is Stampin' Up! This time I used the Big Shot and the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Set for the birds and the Top Note die for the flower green background which is Maine Blueberry DSP (Retired). The cardstock is Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point Blue and the ribbon is our 5/8" Grosgrain in Old Olive. I also used the Horizontal Slit Punch for threading the ribbon. The ink is Pacific Point Blue Classic Pad. Pretty simple and easy thanks to my Big Shot!
Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Love Birds

This card is made using the Love You Much Bundle. It comes with the Love You Much Stamp set of 6, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper pack and Heart to Heart punch at a 20% off price: $41.48!! You've got to act fast though. This exclusive offer is only available until January 31!

So, the card uses all of the above items plus Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip cardstock, the Full Heart Punch and the Ticket Corner Punch, Rose Red Classic Ink Pad, Regal Rose and Basic Black Marker.
The size of the card is 4" x 4".
I hope you like my little love birds.
Happiness to all of my wonderful readers!

Quilted Thank You

I am so in love with our new Designer Series Paper!! I just can't stop looking at it AND using it! I've been wanting to make a quilted card for a long time so today I sat down and made one! This card uses the new Raspberry Tart DSP, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink cardstock, our new Ribbon Originals - Dress Up, the Pretties Kit medium half back pearls, Elegant Thank You single stamp and my Cutting Tool with the Bone Folder to score the quilt design. The ink is Regal Rose Classic Pad. This card is 5" x 5".

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today. I hope you're having a wonderful week!


My Very First CROP!!

I absolutely had a blast at my very first crop ever!! I went with some really good friends, Gina, Debbie and Jan. Let me just say...I will definitely be going to more crops in the future! Sure, it was hard to decide what I wanted to take with me, that's why I took everything that could fit in my big SU! tote, my Big Shot doctor bag, my tool tote and another SU! bag! Let me tell you, I took a ton of stuff but I am so glad I did. I actually had no idea what I was going to work on when I got there but that's ok. I mounted some stamps, made 3 cards and had a great time hanging out with these wonderful ladies all day! I didn't want it to end. Here are some pics of us girls and the 3 cards I made.
Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for your week!

Here's Gina working on some cards for a swap she's in.
Here's Deb working on her kids scrapbooks. Micky Mouse for her son Kyle and Tinker Bell for her daughter Megan.Here we all are! I didn't get a close up of Jan for some reason but she's the cute one on the bottom left. She was working on a scrapbook for a good friend using all really old pics. It was neat so see the way they dressed back then.Here's the first card I made. I used Almost Amethyst and Pretty in Pink cardstock with the new Tea Party Designer Series Paper. (isn't that paper just gorgeous??!!??) The frame is from the SU! stamp set called Gallery and the "thanks" is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set. That beautiful ribbon is from our new Ribbon Originals called Dress Up and the brads are our Earth Elements collection.This card uses our new, incredible, CIRCLE CUTTER!!! WOO HOO!! That circle cutter is just fabulous! The cardstock is Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Certainly Celery. The DSP is again Tea Party. The ribbon is our 5/8" grosgrain in Regal Rose. The stamp is one of our new single stamps called Elegant Thank You and was punched out with the Scallop Square and then punched with our 1/16" circle punch. The scallop around the 1/2 circle was created using our new Eyelet Border punch as well as the corners of the So Saffron layer. The flower is punched out with our new Embosslet called Cherry Blossom and has a new Flower brad in the middle. Finally the ink is our Classic Rose Red Pad and a Versamark pad for the background on the So Saffron.Here's my final card. The cardstock is Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip. The DSP background is from the cutest collection called Good Morning Sunshine. The stamp set is our new set Just Buzzin' By. I paper pieced the bee hive also using the Good Morning Sunshine. The ribbon is our 5/8" grosgrain in Chocolate Chip and attached by punching 2 Horizontal Slits and threading it through. The little flower is one of our Flower brads in Chocolate Chip and the ink is Basic Black. Thanks again for coming by to see me. Have a wonderful day!


Luggage Tag

Well, I'll be going to my very first crop tomorrow with some good friends and I thought I should make a tag for my Stampin' Up! suitcase/tote. I've seen some of these ladies with their huge suitcases full of stuff and I thought "why not?" I have no idea what to bring and what to leave at home so I'm sure I'll try to fit my whole stamp room in my tote. LOL!! I am so excited!!

The shapes are made with the Big Shot, the Frame Oval Scallop and the Flower Daisies#2 dies. The small oval with my name & info on them are made using my oval Coluzzle cutting system. The papers are the new Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper and chipboard. The ribbon is our 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain. I glued all the papers onto the chipboard with our Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive then ran the whole thing through my Xyron to laminate it.

Thanks for stopping by to see me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Big Shot STAMPS!!

Just one more reason to buy the BIG SHOT!!
I have been wanting to try this for a long time now...today was the day!!
I used my big shot to make NEW STAMPS!! How cool is that!
I had some extra rubber after mounting some new SU! stamps so I thought I'd try it! It worked like a charm! I just trimmed my extra rubber to the size of one of the die cuts then ran it through my Big Shot! Then cut the same image out of Basic Black cardstock and used packing tape to adhere it to my wood block. I used a piece of wood from an old stamp set that I never used and voila!! A new stamp to match my Big Shot die! WOO HOO! I hope you give it a try and let me know what you come up with!
Have a fantastic day!


It's a Stretch...

Here's a card I've had in my head for a while now. It uses the It's A Stretch stamp set. First I stamped the vase with the flower in it. Then I punched out an oval using my Large Oval Punch and used that to trace the table. Then I used the birthday cake stamp and only inked up the bottom of the stamp and stamped the base of the table. I masked the table while I stamped the base. That's about it. I colored in the table with my White Craft Pad and a sponge dauber. There's also Crystal Effects on the vase to make it look like shiny glass.

Hope you're having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by to see me!


B is for...

Baby! I've been searching for inspiration for a Baby card for month's now. I have 2 people I needed to send Baby cards to and I finally found my inspiration!! A very special thank you goes out to Carla Peichef of Moralia’s Weblog!! I saw this B card on her blog and just fell in love with it! So, here's my version...

Now to make this card you'll need your Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. First you want to make the 2 Whisper White B's using the Shadow option. My B is 6" but I had to cut off the top and bottom sections on the left side just a tad for them to fit into a regular envelope. After you've cut your 2 B's using the Shadow option then you cut your patterned paper in regular mode. There you have it! A "B" Card...ha ha ha get that, ABC...I just crack myself up!! LOL!! Anyway...if you can't understand what the heck I'm talking about here just send me an email and I'll see if I can clear it up for you.

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