Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

I was inspired to make this Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making stamp set from my friend Libby!  In case you couldn’t tell I love cats!  They just make me happy!  So thinking outside the box with this stamp set makes it useful year round!  I have even seen some super cute Halloween cards using this set!

I also love to color and so I was incredibly excited when Stampin’ Up! brought back their line of Stampin’ Blends Alcohol ink markers complete with skin tones, and color lifter!  This was so easy to do it qualified as a quick and easy card!  

I started with an A2 card base in the Thick White cardstock.  Cut this at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Crumb Cake layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, the DSP layer is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, and the Shimmer White layer is  4 3/4″ x 3.5″ .  You don’t have to use Shimmery white card stock with Alcohol markers, but I do love the look and blending smoothness!  Stamp the Sentiments in Pool Party ink and remember to make your envelope pretty!

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Stampin’ Up! Grown With Love friend card

Stampin' Up! Grown With Love friend card

Another color challenge!  This one featuring the Stampin’ Up! Grown With Love friend card.  As much as I love gardens I had yet to use this wonderful and fun set!  Love the ” little red wagon” and the fall colors!  This weeks color challenge colors were Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed curry, Daffodil Delight, and White.

Remember!  You can save 10% by purchasing the Grown with Love Bundle! Start with an A2 card base of thick white cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The second layer is Cajun Craze cardstock cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″.  Finally the top white embossed layer is cut at  4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″.  This layer is embossed using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured embossing folder.   The DSP is cut at 1.5″ x 4 7/8″.  Add the ribbon to finish off the Stampin’ Up! Grown With Love friend card.

I used Stampin’ Up! markers to color directly to the stamp for the vegetables.  Huff  🙂 Stamp 🙂  Remember to make your envelope pretty too!

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Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #34 November 26, 2017

Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #34 November 26, 2017

Welcome to the Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #34 November 26, 2017 … All entries are due by December 2nd!

This weeks color range is Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White .

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our group creatively, 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! 

The weekly prize winners are drawn at random from among the Creative Cat Crew members and we would also love to see your creative ideas! We do a drawing for all those who follow along!  The rules are easy, just make sure your finished card looks obviously inspired by the inspiration photo!

Just submit your entry to stampingcatcrew@gmail.com before the weekly deadline.  Be sure to include the color challenge number and your name! We will post a winner on the blog each week! 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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Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card

This Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card was super Quick & Easy!  I send a ton of thank you cards every month and quick, easy, looks pretty fits my needs perfectly…lol…  I love the crafting forever stamp set for it’s versatility and it’s obvious crafty appeal.

To make this card simply start with an A2 card base in Night of Navy.  Cut landscape style, 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold the card in half at 5.5″.  Layer a Very Vanilla card stock cut at 5.25″ x 4″ stamped with the pens in Night of Navy ink.  Remember!  Stamp the Very Vanilla envelope with the pens too!  The Thank You sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set.  Finish off the card with the Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon wrapped around the front and finished off with a bow!

Here is the video tutorial:


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Love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!

Love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!

I just love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!  Simply pair them with the 3×3 envelopes and note cards for a super cute and easy gift!

Everything can be found in the Holiday mini catalog!  The exceptions are the basic cardstock in Whisper White and Old Olive.   Also, the inks Old Olive and Memento Black, which is in the yearly big catty.

The suite of products I used was Ready for Christmas in the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Stamp the tree in Old Olive ink full strength, then move down and to right to stamp off some color.  Now stamp this for each of the envelopes and the front of one notecard ( which I cut at 5.5″ x 2.75″ then score and fold at 2.75″)  Finally, the 2 sprigs of greenery are from the coordinating die cut set!

The designer series paper is from the Merry Little Christmas suite of products.  As well as the 7/8″ Black and white striped ribbon.  Yes we did cut the edges off on the notecard!  

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This was one of the projects from our Christmas Stamp Event and everyone loved it!  I loved hearing all the ladies making plans for what they were going to do with the pizza boxes they were going to purchase!  Can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

Stampin’Up! Online Extravaganza 2017

Stampin'Up! Online Extravaganza 2017

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items. Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.

Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.  Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

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During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. 

*Items offered may vary by market, based on inventory and availability

And here’s a highlight of the stamp sets:

We are the Creative Cat Crew … and we would love to have you join us!

Stampin! up! as a company, has amazing benefits!  A great discount off of your product to begin with, early ordering, sneak peeks, exclusive magazines, and more! Did you know that as a Creative Cat you get so much more!

  • Exclusive Creative Cat Crew online classes and tutorials throughout the year FREE!  Enjoy online classes from your home anywhere you live in the US!! If you want to be a part of the team that learns together, stamps together and has fun, this is the team!
  • All monthly meetings are offered to you in a tutorial format every month! Step-by-step directions, business tips, and more!! You can learn and grow no matter where you live! So you can participate no matter where you live!
  • Exclusive Facebook group just for our Cat Crew.
  • Lots of fun incentives and contests! Live far away?? No problem!!!  You will be sent any projects and gifts!
  • One on one help when you need it! Support just for fun or if you want to build a business!

What are you waiting for? Join the Creative Cat Crew today!!

Right now Stampin’Up! is offering free shipping on their starter kit, it’s only $99, and you get to pick out $125 worth of product! That’s $26 in free product! Purchase the starter kit with no obligation! You have nothing to lose, and lots of fun to gain! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all! Don’t wait any longer! Join today… and see all the extra perks you get! I can’t wait to be part of this hobby with you! Either for fun or as a business, you choose what suits you! Happy Creating!

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Alternative

This is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Alternative ideas!  I love how many cards I was able to make with the Pillow boxes that originally came in the kit!

I do have to say, better late than never for this Paper Pumpkin kit, which is from September!  Simply got crazy busy!  I do love the pillow boxes that came in the kit, but I give a TON of Thank You cards out by hand and by mail!!  So I did some adjusting! 

I trimmed the top and bottom off all the pillow boxes, plus I trimmed 1/8″ off each side.  this gave me 16 beautifully embossed layers which I added to a Soft Suede cardstock base.  Of course also made up all the notecards.  The only other item I added was a few pieces from the Eastern Gold vinyl sticker sheets to the round tags.

September Paper Pumpkin as it was meant to be

Super cute right??  If you want these little gems delivered right to your door every month you have lots of options:

  Check out your Paper Pumpkin kit options here!

Here’s a valuable Stampin’ Cat tip:  If you prepay for the 1 year subscription under your own order, you not only save the $2 every month, but you also get the added benefit of getting the free hostess $$ to spend on anything that you want!  That is getting more than $20 in free product!!  Wow!!