You Need to Meet the Stampin’ Up Jungle!

Have you met the Stampin’ Up! Jungle?  Come explore the Stampin’ Up Jungle!   Where the critters are king.  I have made two cards for you today from Playful Pals. I am thinking about creating a play date for anyone interested in working on this bundle. You know you can do more than cards with the dies.  Tomorrow you will be getting a video to help you be organized with your framelits.

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Stamps: Playful Pals, Suite Sayings

I have to say these critters are cuter than I expected and so much fun to work with.  When you order don’t forget to bundle and save 15%.

Embellishment: 3/8″ Satin Ribbon Melon Mambo, It’s My Party Candy Dots

Those Candy Dots are so versatile that you can use it in so many ways. I know the Occasions Catalog shows it as birthday, but take it out of that context and use your imagination.

Color Combination:  Melon Mambo,  Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate


I personally love the Melon Mambo with gray.  The lion needs contrast with the two yellows so I used the Delightful Dijon for the darker shade.

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Archival Black including marker, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon

Paper:  It’s My Party Designer Paper, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate

Again, I am using my favorite paper.  I am aware it is a little pricey, but well worth. I am finding it great for other themes than birthdays. Think with the size of the paper how many cuttings you can get for your cards. It is less than a $1 a sheet and top quality.  This doesn’t count punches.

Accessories: Playful Pals Dies, Big shot

Here is a video from Stampin’ Up to show you how much fun this stamp set is to use.

I am sorry forgot on the picture above this the Whisper White cardstock.


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It is Beach Time! Are You Ready for the Sand and Surf?

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Take a look at these cards and see if you can tell me what is the tool of the week? If you said embellishment you are right and if you said ribbon you are half right. This should be a fun week of ideas because Stampin’ Up! provides us with so many different embellishments.


Stamp Set:  Today’s stamp is coming from the Occasions Catalog.  I chose to use Picture Perfect and Timeless Texture.  With this stamp set you can choose the Hummingbird or the Starfish. The Timeless Textures is a great background stamp. The friend is from Bloomin Love.

Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Metallic Baker’s Twine (gold), Tea Lace Paper Dollies, Wink of Stella (gold), 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon (Tangelo Twist), Dimensionals

Color Combination:  Go Wild Designer Series Pack, Crumb Cake cardstock, Whisper White,Tangelo Twist cardstock


I think the shade of beige goes well with the Bermuda Bay and it is a great sea color. Just think of the deep blue water.  For the other card I used the Tangelo Twist because for me it is a perfect for a starfish.

Ink:   Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay

I guess I am just longing for the warmer weather.


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Weddings Around the Corner Maybe?

Today you are receiving an extra post as I have discovered this delightful challenge at Stamp Ink Paper that must be posted by Sunday evening.  I am discovering how much fun it is to do these challenges.  The great thing by me doing these challenges it is a win win for you.   You get more design ideas from me and others.

SIP Challenge 41 Weddings 800


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So for this challenge I choose to create two cards.  One is simply elegant in pink and the other in gold.  Now stop and think.  If you know the wedding colors you can change the first card’s colors to coordinate with the couple’s colors.  The second card is done in gold which would work for a fiftieth  wedding anniversary card.  Just change the center to Happy Anniversary.  I suppose you could leave it the way it is and add the anniversary sentiment inside.


The Stampin’ Up! stamp sets are Everything Eleanor, Papillion Potpourri, and For the New Two.

Everything Eleanor                                                                 Papillion Butterfly


For the New Two

Embellishments:  A touch of pearls on one and ribbon on the other gives that elegant feel.

Color Combinations:  I feel pink and gray which gives the silver effect brings an elegance to the wedding card.  The gold is always a good choice for wedding or anniversary.

Stamp Sets:  Everything Eleanor, Papillion Potpourri, Happy Happenings, For the New Two

Ink:   Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate

Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Winter Wonderland (gold stripe), Gold Foil Sheet

Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Elegant Butterfly punch, Gold Ribbon, Deco Labels, dimensional,  gold embossing powder, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder




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