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Fable Friends

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Wow, coloring the images from the Fable Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up! brought me immense satisfaction!  I especially liked the ducks and the bunny, because they remind me of characters from Beatrix Potter children's books.  What's not to love about Jemima Puddle-duck, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny?   

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

I used the 3 little ducks stamp along with a treat cup to make these adorable Baby Shower favors.  How would you fill them?  I rounded out my project with Gala Gingham Paper and a heart cut with the Be Mine dies.  My ducks were colored with Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

The Happy Spring card is pure sweetness.  This time I used the 3 ducks stamp along with the larger duck stamp.  The stitched scalloped edge is a die from the Be Mine Framelits dies  and I featured the larger duck with ovals made with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  My parade of ducks were colored with Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather Stampin' Blends.

For inquiring mines, let me tell you a little about...

Jemima Puddle Duck

The tale of Jemima begins in a farmyard which is home to a duck called Jemima Puddle-duck. She wants to hatch her own eggs, but the farmer's wife believes ducks make poor sitters and routinely confiscates their eggs to allow the hens to incubate them. Jemima tries to hide her eggs, but they are always found and carried away. She sets off along the road in her poke bonnet and shawl to find a safe place away from the farm to lay her eggs.

At the top of a hill, she spies a distant wood, flies to it, and waddles about until she discovers an appropriate nesting place among the foxgloves. However, a charming gentleman with "black prick ears and sandy-colored whiskers" persuades her to nest in a shed at his home. Jemima is led to his "tumble-down shed" (which is curiously filled with feathers), and makes herself a nest with little ado.  Have you guessed who the charming gentleman might be?  Hint:  We have a builder punch and stamp set featuring this woodland animal.  This is where the story gets interesting.

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

When I think rabbits and bunnies, I think carrots.  What do you think?  Doesn't the Calypso Coral gingham Sour Cream Container make fun carrots?  I fashioned my carrots with the Petite Treats Dies. 

Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit wore a blue jacket, so I colored his jacket with my Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends.  After Peter Rabbit lost his jacket during a frightening encounter with Mr. McGregor, Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny, venture into Mr. McGregor's garden to retrieve Peter's clothes.

Fable Friends Stampin' Up!

Doesn't the little squirrel look handsome decked out in his sailor's outfit?  I simply colored him on a 3" x 3" card and lined the flap of my little envelope with gingham paper.

Project Supplies

As always supplies for today's projects and listed at the bottom of the post for your shopping convenience.  I didn't list all the Stampin' Blends, because I used so many.  You can find them all here.



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So Hoppy Together Meets Buffalo Check

Frog Card by Robin Feicht

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I am so hoppy to say that the wildly popular Buffalo Check Background stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog has carried over.  I love the way the the cheerful Daffodil Delight Buffalo Check look with the perky frog from the So Hoppy Together stamp set.  Better yet the  So Hoppy Together stamp set is a FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set.  For every $50 or $100 you spend during Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration promotion (January 3, 2019-March 31, 2019), select a FREE GIFT!

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Buffalo Check Frog Card Details

To make the Buffalo check background, I inked my stamp partially to leave some white space.  Hint:  For best results use your Stamparatus when stamping the Buffalo Check background.

I colored my hoppy frog with my Granny Apple Green and Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends, then cut a a stitched circle around him using the Stitched Shapes dies.

I couldn't resist borrowing a die from my new Catch of the day die set to add cattails behind my frog.  Stay tuned for more projects using the Catch of the Day Dies and the Best Catch Stamp set later this week.  The Best Catch is a fabulous Bundle for making masculine cards and projects.

I should mention that the lovely organdy ribbon along with 4 other spools of organdy was also also a Free Sale-a-bration product!



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Color Challenge and Beautiful Bouquet Card

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?  Here in Ohio we enjoyed a beautiful spring day filled with sunshine and blue skies.  I even slipped on my sandals.  All this gorgeous weather has me dreaming of spring flowers.  And spring flowers made me think of one of my favorite stamp sets, Beautiful Bouquet.  The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is brimming with all sorts of flowers and sentiments. 

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin' Up!

My imagination runs wild every time I use this 37 piece stamp set and its coordinating dies.

Beautiful Bouquet Stampin' Up!

To start today's card I stamped flowers to my hearts content.  It was really quite therapeutic.  I die cut some of my stamped flowers to add depth and dimension to my card.  I also die cut a couple of ovals in the the center of my card front using my Layering Ovals dies.  Then, I puzzled the pieces back together so that the stamped images line up.  It's really a very simple card making technique that adds a lot of flair.  And finally, to make flowers look sun kissed, I swiped them with my Wink of Stella Brush.

Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge

My 6 month Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge Design Team term ends at the end of March. It's been fun working with this fabulous group of ladies.  I'm also this week's Color Challenge hostess.   I chose Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pink Pirouette for this week's Color Challenge with Flowers for dessert.  The funny thing is that I found myself wishing that I would have added another color to the challenge, but in the end I really like these colors together.  Hop on over to Splitcoast Stampers  and join us for this week's Color Challenge.

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