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Back On Your Feet Stampin' Up!

Bits and Pieces of Designer Paper Can Make a Big Difference

Back On Your Feet Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Sometimes life's little predicaments can leave you in a bind. Yesterday, I spent some time mowing trying to tidy up the place before cooler weather arrives and I ended up stuck in a ditch.  Oopsie! Thankfully a neighbor came by with his tractor and quickly freed my mower from the ditch.  Naturally, the occasion calls for a Handmade Thank You Card with a little bit of humor.  


Back On Your Feet Stampin' Up!

The Back On Your Feet stamp set comes in handy for situations like this.  Love the humorous little turtle awkwardly flapping around on his back.  I colored him with Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends, then added just a dash of Balmy Blue for his eyes.

Bet you would never guess that the designer paper that I used was actually Holiday Paper.  It's called Heartwarming Hugs.  The gingham and polka dot prints stretch across all seasons.  Just a few little scraps of paper along with a coffee filter dressed up my card nicely.


Back On Your Feet Stampin' Up!

 

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Life's Little Predicaments Card Supplies
 
Stamps-Back On Your Feet (149385)
Punches, Dies, Embossing Folders-Greenery Embossing Folder (152716)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Heartwarming Hugs (153492), Cinnamon Cider Card Stock (153078), Thick Whisper White Card Stock (140272), Pear Pizzazz Card Stock (131201
Ink Pads-Tuxedo Black Momento (132708), Mossy Meadow (147111)
Coloring Tools (Stampin' Blends)-Old Olive (154892), Cinnamon Cider (153105), Balmy Blue (154830)
Tools and Accessories-Paper Trimmer (152393), Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108), Linen Thread (104199)

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

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World Card Sending Week Challenge

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Hello Friends,

Yes, we love to make cards and pretty papercrafts.  If you didn't enjoy making cards, you probably won't be looking at this blog right now.   Do you send your cards?  It is so much fun to receive hand stamped cards in the mail.  

Here's the Challenge!

World Card Making Day was this past Saturday.  Now it's time to send those gorgeous and funny cards. Welcome to our annual World Card Sending Week—happening now. Stampin' Up!'s goal is to send 60,000 cards from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, customers, and employees between Sunday, October 4, and Sunday, October 11.

Don’t let those cards collect dust, send them this week with a handwritten message. Tag your card photos on Social media using #worldcardsendingweek2020 or #SU2020WCMD.
 


Sending Sunshine Stampin' Up!

This Sending You Sunshine would be a fun card to send for World Card Sending Week, plus it's easy to make.  Simply stamp a scene bathed in sunshine with the Sending Sunshine stamp set.  Trim your send with the Stitched Nested Dies.    


Sending Sunshine Stampin' Up!

I inked my water stamps with Soft Sea Foam ink and layered the two stamps.  Next, I stamped the sunshine using So Saffron Ink.  I wanted a softer blue for my clouds, so I stamped off my Seaside Spray ink and then stamped my clouds.  The leaves and sentiment were stamped with Just Jade Ink.  I backed my stamped scene with Forever Greenery Designer Paper which is 15% off in the month of October. 


Timeless Tropical Cubed Pop Up Card

Or try this Timeless Tropical Cubed Pop Up Card.  For details on how to make the Cubed Pop Up Card Click Here.  For your convenience, I have listed Card Supplies for both cards below.


Timeless Tropical Cubed Pop Up Card

 

Supplies for Sending Sunshine Card
 
Stamps-Sending Sunshine (152592)
Punches and Dies and Embossing Folders-Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638), Subtles 3D Embossing Folder (151775)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Forever Greenery(152492), Thick Whisper White (140272)
Ink Pads-Soft Sea Foam (147102), So Saffron (147109), Seaside Spray (150085), Just Jade (153115)
Accessories and Ribbons-Whale of a Time Sequins (152461)
 
Supplies for Timeless Tropical Cubed Pop Up Card
 
Stamps-Timeless Tropical (151477)
Punches and Dies and Embossing Folders-In The Tropics Dies (151495), Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-In Good Taste (152494), Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686), Old Olive (100702), Balmy Blue (146982)
Ink Pads-Misty Moonlight (150083), Bumblebee (153116), Old Olive (147090), Sahara Sand (147117)

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

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Nothin's Better Than Coffee/Chocolate Gift Box

Nothing's Better Than/Jar of Flowers Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Do you ever have a morning where you really, really need a jump start?  Today's Nothing's Better Than/Jar of Flowers Gift Box started with that nugget of an idea.  After all when your brain is in a fog and you desperately need a kick start, what's better than a coffee/chocolate combo?


Nothing's Better Than/Jar of Flowers Stampin' Up!

Inside the Jar Domes is an explosion of energy!  They are chocolate covered coffee beans.  If you have never tried these tasty drops of goodness before, I challenge you to try them the next time your engine needs revved up.  I used 2 different Stampin' Up! Bundles to make this colorful gift box (Nothing's Better Than/Jar of Flowers).

How to Make Custom Gift Boxes

For directions on how to make any size Gift Box watch my Box Builder Video Tutorial Here.

Today's Gift Box Measurements

Top or Lid (Thick Whisper White Card Stock)  cut 6-1/4" x 7-1/2", then score 1" from all 4 edges.

Box Bottom (Coastal Cabana Card Stock)  cut 6-3/4" (minus a smidgen) x 8" (minus a smidgen), then score at 1-1/4" on all 4 sides.

 

 

Nothing's Better Than Stampin' Up!

The sentiments from the Nothing's Better Than stamp set were stamped with VersaMark Ink on Early Espresso card stock, sprinkled with White Emboss Powder (tap off the excess powder before heating), and then Heat Embossed with the Heat Tool.

Jar of Flowers Stampin' Up!

The Love You More Than dies were used to cut "coffee", "chocolate" and the cups.  The bright bouquet of flowers was colored with Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Bronze, Daffodil Delight, and Highland Heather Stampin' Blends.  The subtle white texture was achieved with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.


Nothing's Better Than Stampin' Up!

Card Supply List
 
Nothing's Better Than Bundle (item #154061)
Jar of Flowers Bundle (154064)
Mason Jar Shaker Domes (153100)
Paper  Trimmer (122334)
Coastal Cabana Ink Pad (#147097)
Magenta Madness Ink Pad (#153117)
Just Jade Ink Pad (#153115)
Early Espresso Ink Pad (147114)
Coastal Cabana Cardstock (131297)
Thick Whisper White Cardstock (140272)
Early Espresso Card Stock (119686)
White Emboss Powder (109132)
Heat Tool (129053)
VersaMark Ink Pade (102283)
Subtles Embossing Folder (151775)
Just Jade Stampin' Blends (153107)
Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends (153106)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends (154883)
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends (154887)
Bronze and Ivory Stampin' Blends (154922)
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

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