Look Who’s Turning One!

Today’s card is a fun birthday card for a milestone first birthday! My color inspiration comes from the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper. I couldn’t wait to play with the new Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and I was thrilled when I realized it coordinates with the Sweet Li’l Things paper!

The number 1 really pops on this card. I cut out the 1 from the star and popped the star up on dimensionals adhered to a sweet pattern from the Designer Series Paper. The same pattern with different colors was cut out using a framelit from the Circles Collection Framelits. The enamel dots are a darling little embellishment on this card.

I absolutely love the Number of Years Bundle. I send more birthday cards than any other kind of card and this bundle is not only perfect for birthdays, but also anniversaries! If you don’t have this bundle on your wish list, you should!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions about today’s card!

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So in Love – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! Today’s So In Love Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share ideas for Valentine’s Day or new products we love. We are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Today’s card is a flirty card for Valentine’s Day that showcases our beautiful Watermelon Wonder color and the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die. The heart silhouette in Basic Black really pops against Watermelon Wonder and isn’t that Watermelon Wonder ribbon delicious?? I created an easy “bow” using a Candy Dot Brad Base to not only hold the ribbon together in a bow shape, but to attach it to the front of the card. To prevent the ends from fraying (because I want this card to last a lifetime – haha!), I ran them quickly through a flame from a lighter (lit matches work too!). Did you know our pearls and rhinestones fit on our Candy Dot Brad Bases? I think the pearl adds a sweet touch. Can’t wait to give this card to my hubby :).

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here!)
  3. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  6. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
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From the Heart – Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016! We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.” We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My card for today features the Apple of My Eye stamp set, which I just adore – especially the apple as it reminds me of my mom! I stamped and fussy-cut each piece (apples, leaves, and stems) so I could play around with the placement. The sentiment is embossed in white to really make it pop over the Real Red. I think the sentiment “apple of my eye” is perfect for a Valentine’s Day or Anniversary card! I punched out a trio of hearts from the top Whisper White layer using the Hearts Border Punch so the Real Red layer peeks through. The punch actually has 4 hearts, but if you flip your punch over to see exactly where you’re punching, you can choose how many hearts to punch simply by shifting your paper right or left. Hope this card inspires you to create something from the heart today!

Thanks for visiting! To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-Up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  5. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  6. Michelle Gleeson at http://www.StampinMojo.com
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here)
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
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Happy New Year Party Favors

Today’s project is a party favor for New Year’s! My daughter is having a “Countdown to Noon” party at her school, so I made these for party favors :). It holds a yummy Ghirardelli Square (Peppermint Bark to be specific – because you can’t have enough peppermint bark). These are quick and easy to make using a 5-1/2″ x 2″ piece of card stock scored at 2-5/8″ and 2-7/8″ and punched at both ends using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. You can get 10 of them out of a sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock.

Did you know you could stamp on our Gold Foil Sheets? I used Jet Black StazOn and it worked like a charm! And, no, we don’t have gold rhinestones… I colored our rhinestones with a yellow Sharpie to make them look gold.

It’s a super fun sparkly project that’s sure to bring some smiles. Happy New Year!

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Card

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Today’s card is a card to celebrate the birth of Anthony John Ferlito, who made me an Auntie for the first time! My dear brother, Greg, and his beautiful wife, Anne, welcomed Anthony into this world on December 19 and I couldn’t be happier for them! I know Mom is rejoicing in heaven with the angels over his birth!

My favorite part of this card is the sweet, little envelope! It was made with the Envelope Punch Board using a piece of 3″ x 3″ Designer Series Paper, starting at the 1.5″ marker. The “peek-a-boo” sentiment comes from a new set called Suite Sayings in the 2016 Occasions catalog which goes live on January 5! I thought a little tag with this sweet deer stamp from Made With Love peeking out of the envelope went perfectly with the sentiment!

The color scheme of this card comes from the Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper. While Bermuda Bay isn’t one of the colors, I think it complements the Pool Party when added as a bow to the button.

I’m digging this tiny envelope on the front of a card – it would be adorable on a Valentine’s card with tiny hearts coming out of it, wouldn’t it? Hmmm…

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Forever Begins Today Wedding Card

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Today’s card features a few sneak peeks from the new 2016 Occasions Catalog! The star of the show is the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits – to die for! I cut the intricate heart out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the flowers from the new Blushing Bride Glimmer paper – ooh la la! The sentiment is from a new set called Suite Sayings, which is a must-have set! I cut the sentiment out with one of the dies from the new Rose Garden Thinlits dies.

To keep the Pearl Basic Jewels in place, I used my new favorite trick of adhering them where I wanted them and then, using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, encircling them with glue. It’s difficult to adhere things to glimmer paper, but this does the trick!

I can’t wait to cut more of these beautiful hearts! What do you think, will the Bloomin’ Heart be on your wish list?

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2015 Christmas Card

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Today I’m sharing my 2015 Christmas card! It features a gate fold design and showcases the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and coordinating punch, which are available in a bundle to save you 15%. And, good news, this set is NOT retiring on January 4!

To create this gate fold, take a piece of 5.5″ x 8.5″ card stock and score it at 1.75″ and 6″ on the long side. I used the Curvy Corner Trio punch to dress up the corners and add a ribbon slide to each side of the gate for the Silver Cording Trim bow.

The Fine Tip Glue Pen was instrumental in creating this card as well. Have you had problems with your rhinestones shifting by the time they arrive at their destination through the mail? I certainly have. To try to prevent that, I adhered the rhinestones where I wanted them first and then went back with my Fine Tip Glue Pen and circled the rhinestones with the glue to keep them in place (it dries clear!). If you look closely at the picture, you might be able to see the clear adhesive surrounding each rhinestone. I’m happy to report the rhinestones arrived intact and in their intended places!

Funny side note: I’ve been finding glitter EVERYWHERE from the Silver Glimmer Paper I used, but the funniest place I found glitter was in Nolan’s diaper! Haha!

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Wine Bottle Tag and Tiny Gift Bag Favor

Thanks for coming back from yesterday’s post for further details to create these projects! First, let’s start with the wine bottle tag.

The base is Basic Black measuring 8″ x 3″ and scored at 3″ on the long side. I then added a silver patterned paper from the Neutrals DSP Stack that measures 4.5″ x 2.5″. The hole for the wine bottleneck is made with the 1-3/8″ Circle punch and I created a Silver Glimmer Paper ring using the 1-3/8″ and 1-3/4″ Circle punches. I also used the Curvy Corner Trio punch on the top corners of the tag.

The star of the show is the Silver Glimmer Paper flower created using the Festive Flower Builder punch. Here’s a great video tutorial from Stampin’ Up!:
I created it with 8 large petals, 4 medium petals, and 2 of the small double petals. After folding the petals in half (glitter side to glitter side) to give them dimension, I hot-glued the petals onto 1″ circles of cardstock in 3 layers (bottom layer is 4 large petals, middle layer is another 4 large petals, and top layer is 4 medium petals and 2 small double petals). Each layer is hot-glued to the next. It’s so stunning I can’t stop staring at it!

Next, let’s discuss the tiny gift bag favor, which perfectly holds two Dove Chocolate Promises.

This was created using a 4″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper. Perfect for our paper stacks or you can get 6 of these from one piece of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! Here’s a great video tutorial from fellow UK demonstrator Sam Bracegirdle:

TIP: Punching the holes takes lots of elbow grease, so instead, I put the Gift Bag Punch Board on the ground and punched it with my foot! Punched like butter! But punch with your foot at your own risk! It’s not the intended use of the punch board ;).

Let me know if you have any questions and happy creating!

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InKing Royalty Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share lots of Holiday Cheer. We are excited to share our projects and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Today’s projects are perfect for bringing holiday cheer to friends and family this time of year! Pictured on the left is a wine bottle tag and on the right is a tiny gift bag favor. I’ve chosen to use black, silver, and white, so they can be used for any of the year-end holidays. Pictures just don’t do these projects justice with the beautiful sparkle of the Silver Glimmer Paper! Let me just say that I’ve been finding glitter EVERYWHERE.
Here’s a photo of the wine bottle tag adorning a bottle of wine:
And here’s a close-up of the tiny gift bag favor, which perfectly holds two Dove Chocolate Promises:
And, finally, I want to wish my dear mom in heaven, Pixie, a very Happy Birthday today! This was her favorite time of year and she was the ultimate “bringer” of holiday cheer :).
Thank you for stopping by today! I want to keep you hopping along, so stop back tomorrow for more detailed instructions to make your own wine bottle tag or tiny gift bag favor! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at StampCandy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky
  5. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  6. Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W
  7. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

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Birthday Sneak Peek!

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Today’s card is a birthday card for my upline, Brian King, who’s turning 29 again on December 16 ;). We had a team gathering in Atlanta this past weekend and surprised him with a celebration! Here’s me and my son, Nolan, with the birthday boy himself at our team gathering.
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As a demonstrator, I get to pre-order new catalog items, and the new Occasions Catalog is the best one yet (in my opinion)! I overnighted my order because I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new items – haha! That gave me an opportunity to create this card for Brian. See how I justified it there? 😉

This card showcases a new bundle (love bundles!) with the Number of Years stamp set and the Large Numbers Framelits Dies. I also used a new punch called Balloon Bouquet (it punches 2 sizes of balloons), which coordinates with a few stamp sets in the Occasions catalog and is available in a bundle to save you 15%. The balloon strings were created with a Baker’s Twine Combo Pack with Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron – both two-toned with Basic Black. And finally, I used a new Designer Series Paper Stack called “It’s My Party” which comes with 48 sheets of 12″x12″ that can be used for all kinds of occasions.

I’m so flattered and honored, Brian King is sharing this card on his blog today too! Check out his post here.

You can start ordering from the Occasions Catalog on January 5! Or sooner if you can’t wait – you can add Occasions Catalog items to your Starter Kit now when you join my team as a demonstrator. Let me know if you’d like me to send you an Occasions Catalog (if you don’t already have a demonstrator)!

 

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