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Check You Out Bookmark


Hello Friends,

Some of you may have heard that my husband lost his job last week.  Now that we have digested that, it's time for some encouragement.  So naturally, I turned to my Craft Room.  Today's handcrafted bookmark is for Joe.  It features the new Check You Out photopolymer stamp set by Stampin' Up!.

Check You Out Stampin' Up!

Love the little owl with his glasses, the worm with his bow tie and even the old-fashion library card!  It's a whole lot of cuteness. 

To make my bookmark masculine, I used the Come Sail Away Designer Paper and manly colors.  I used the colors listed on the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper Pack as a starting point, then added a few colors of my own.  My Check You Out Bookmark colors are Tuxedo Black, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Terra Cotta Tile, Night of Navy and Balmy Blue.  And then I threw in a snippet of Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam binding for one last pop of color.

Check You Out Stampin' Up!

I did some fussy cutting to make the pocketed library card, but the owl on the stack of books was die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  To make the top of my bookmark.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch.  What a handy tool for any craft room.


The video from the Stampin' Up! office demonstrates how to use the Detailed Trio Punch and why it's so cool starting at about 29 seconds into the video.

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Cool Treats Milestone Birthday Card

Handmade Milestone Birthday Card

Hello Friends,

How many Birthday Cards do you send in a year?  Handmade cards are the best.  They say, "You're worth the effort".  Plus, they can be personalized to fit any occasion.  Today's card is for a milestone birthday, so I personalized it with the large numbers dies and the Cool Treats stamp set.  Perfect for a 10 year old's summer birthday.


Can't believe our oldest Grandson is 10 already.  Time flies when you're having fun.  Happy Birthday, Hunter!

Birthday Memories

Hunter's nickname is bear, so naturally I thought of the adorable bear in the Birthday Memories Designer Paper.  I did have to fussy cut him, but he was worth it.  Isn't he adorable?

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To make two tones of strawberries, I stamped off to make the lighter berry.  They were both stamped with Berry Burst Ink.  Tip:  I find it easiest to stamp both the strawberry tops and the popsicle sticks after they are cut (Frozen Treats dies).

The ice cream is So Saffron ink stamped off for a rich Vanilla look.   For a complete list of supplies scroll to the bottom of this post.


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Oh the Places You Will Go Bookmarks

Oh The Places You Will Go

Hello Friends,

Recently, I was asked to make bookmarks for Women's Retreat.  The theme of the Retreat is Women on a Journey.  I knew as soon as I heard the theme, that I would use the Place You'll Go Stamp set.   This stamp set is on the Stampin' Up! Retirement list, so it will be gone on May 31 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Places You'll Go

Here a close up.  And now, let's walk through the process of making Oh, The Places You Will Go Bookmarks.  

Sponging Globes

 I heat embossed all 52 globes with Gold Embossing Powder, then sponged a mix of Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party inks.   Lemon Lime Twist is a 2017-2018 Stampin' Up!  In Color.  Looks like it pairs well with Pool Party.  I am so stinkin' excited about this new In Color.  Earlier in the week Lemon Lime Twist danced with Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.  See that project here.

The inks resist the embossed areas.  This stamping technique is called Emboss Resist.

Making Bookmarks

 The 2" Circle punch was just what I needed to punch out the globes.

Watercoloring Bookmarks

Color Washing the Bookmarks added a pop of color for the globe's background.

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