Hooray It’s Your Day at the Paper Players

Hooray It's Your Day, Project Llife Day to Day, Flowerpot DSP

Hello Stampers! Wow, you all did such an incredibly great job with the watercolor CAS cards last week! It really was difficult to pick our winners. But don’t be discouraged because Ann is our host with a very sweet sketch challenge this week! I know that you will love working with this one and keep it for more cards in the future!

This card was inspired in a conversation with my daughter who was looking around at my stash of stuff on my craft table and mentioned something about an Apothecary Art framelit making a cute shape for a mirror. The light bulb immediately went off in my head to use the Hooray It’s Your Day stamp set along with a mirror. And, although I didn’t use the framelit that she liked, this card turned out really cute. I was going for a DSP that would make a cute wallpaper as a background for my mirror. I hadn’t used Flowerpot in awhile but thought this one was absolutely perfect!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Hooray It’s Your Day, Project Life Day to Day
  • Paper: Flowerpot DSP, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Silver Foil, Whisper White
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral
  • SU Tools: Window Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Stripes TIEF (retired)
  • Finishing Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Candy Dot Base Brad, Hemp Twine (retired)

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, May 1st at Noon (PDT).

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Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

A Cascade Card for Memorable Moments

Memorable Moments, Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Big Day, Cascade Card

 

Happy Birthday, Katy!

It is that time again. I had to come up with the perfect card for my sister who makes paper masterpieces! Talk about pressure! I always know that she would do a much better job but she knows that I do the best I can – and it’s always fun to be creative with a card that you want to be over the top. Katy is responsible for all of my stamping addiction (Thanks, Katy!) and has taught me so much. My only wish is that we could be closer so I can learn even more from her! I did some research and found a tutorial for a cascade card so decided to give it a try. Now that I have made this one, I can’t wait to do it again and already have lots of ideas. It’s really easy to make!

Cascade Card Instructions

  1. Cardstock: 2 6″x 8″ in chosen color(s).
  2. On the side that is 6″, you make a diagonal cut on one side to 4 1/4″ so the sheet will be 6″ on one side and 4 1/4″ on the other.
  3. Then score each sheet on the 8″ side at 2″, 4″, and 6″
  4. Cut one sheet on the 2″ and 6″ scores halfway up from the bottom, then cut the second sheet on the 2″ and 6″ scores and cut it to the halfway point from the top. Those slits are what holds the two pieces together.
  5. Now you can stamp, emboss, and decorate to your heart’s content!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Memorable Moments, Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Big Day
  • Paper: Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
  • SU Tools: Labels Collections Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Bird Builder Punch, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die, Corner Rounder Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Pearl Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Subtles Designer Buttons, Whisper White Cotton Ribbon (inked in Coastal Cabana), Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim Ribbon

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Memorable Moments, Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Big Day, Cascade Card 2

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Memorable Moments, Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Big Day, Cascade Card, Back View 2

 

I am entering this card to Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes. SeizeBD

I hope you all have had a chance to look at the retiring list by now! You can look at it HERE. There are also more items added to the Clearance Rack as well. Lots of great products at low prices!

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Also, alas, my Blog Candy went unclaimed so I have picked another random winner!! The winner of the above Blog Candy is:

Jeannie Garrity, who said:

“what an awesome card–thanks for sharing it!! I have the world’s best son too–I think I’ll have to capture his essence in a card like you did for your son”

Jeannie, please email me at debbie@secretstamper.com in the next 48 hours with your USA mailing address.

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Retro Rubber and the Retirement List!

Project Life, Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-BrationHello Stampers! It has been so much fun playing with my old embellishments again! Brads can really add that extra little touch to your cards. When did you last use your old stash of brads?? Well, I enjoyed it so much that I made another one and thought I would let you see it. This time I used some Project Life Sale-A-Bration cards and actually made a card from them. Don’t limit Project Life to just memory-keeping! I added texture with the Spring Flowers TIEF on the background. The focal piece is one of the 3’x4″ cards that coordinated perfectly. Then another card with the AWESOME sentiment was trimmed down to fit across. Once everything had a nice layer behind it to assist in making it pop, I added a current Candy Dot with the brad base onto one of the background flowers and added two retired brads to the sentiment layer. Sadly, I cannot find the name of these brads because they got mixed into a container of others when I consolidated my embellishments. There is always an upside and downside to keeping your beloved craft supplies! HA! Here is the inside that also used the Project Life card collection:

Project Life, Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration Inside

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: None
  • Paper: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
  • Ink: None
  • SU Tools: Spring Flowers TIEF, Fancy Fan TIEF
  • Finishing Touch: This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection (SAB), Subtles Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases, Retired brads

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog or click on their links below.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, April 24th.

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NOW, Are you ready for the Big Announcement? Stampin’ Up! will be coming out with their new catalog on June 2nd. And what that means is that they just announced TODAY what will be retiring from the OLD catalog. The good news? There is lots on sale but you really do need to act fast! These wonderful stamps and accessories will be gone forever once they are sold out. Click HERE to see the whole list and then click HERE to shop at my 24/7 Online Store!

RETIREMENT LIST

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Watercolor Bloom with Hope for the Paper Players

Bloom with Hope, CAS, Watercolor

Hello Stampers!! The multi-talented Nance is hosting a wonderful challenge for you all this week – CAS Watercolor challenge. I chose Bloom with Hope for my card today because that is exactly what I feel – blooming with hope that I don’t mess up the two scariest words in stamping for me: “Watercolor” and “CAS”! Talk about a challenge!! It was a double-fister for me. I will not go into all of the messes I made before making this card. In the end, I decided to go the less stressful route and use my trusty blender pen with my absolute favorite colors, which also happen to be retiring soon. I will certainly be very excited to see what wonderful colors that Stampin’ Up! has in store for us but mourning the loss of five favorite In-Colors at the same time.

There is not much to say about this card since it is pretty CAS, especially for me. I started out deciding and cutting all of the layers with Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Shimmer White paper. I don’t get Shimmer White paper out very often and I really should! It isn’t Whisper White white nor is it Very Vanilla but somewhere in between with such a nice shimmer in it. After watercoloring the images, I separated some Coastal Cabana Baker’s Twine to make a ribbon of sorts and tied it into a bow. Simple but pretty!!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Bloom with Hope, Crazy about You
  • Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Shimmer White
  • Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana
  • SU Tools: Word Window Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Coastal Cabana Baker’s Twine

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, April 24th at Noon (PDT).

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Challenge Rules

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Sew Easy Paper Pumpkin Kit and April Blog Candy Winner

Mini Album, March 2015 Paper Pumpkin, Graduation gift

 

Hello Stampers! I am back with a little mini-album that I made out of March’s Paper Pumpkin kit! This is SEW easy to make! I made this in literally a few minutes, using my daughter’s school colors. The school mascot is a Husky, which is the reason for the paw print. I couldn’t decide whether I should actually sew the YOU but thought I wouldn’t on the first one. I think it still turned out great without it. Now for the rest of the album:

Paper Pumpkin, March 2015, Mini Album, Graduation gift

The album is now ready for my daughter’s photos (her phone is full of them!) and her treasured quotes and memories of her senior year of high school. Of course, I think this album could be used for so many other ideas and would love to hear what would you use this for?

MPC Challenge Line-008I am submitting this to My Pumpkin Challenge because I just love seeing all of the inspiring projects they post for Paper Pumpkin! I know that you would enjoy getting the wonderful monthly kits! If you would like to give it a one month trial, click HERE. I know you will love it!

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Adam absolutely loved the many birthday wishes from you all! Thank you to all who have participated! So, to celebrate his birthday, I offered Blog Candy and the winner chosen using Random.org is:

Mandy Gibbons, who said:

“What a GREAT, CREATIVE card. I love it. Adam I hope you have a wonderful birthday (21 is a definite mile stone) and treasure this card for a long time. I will definitely try to CASE this. Thanks for sharing.”

Mandy, please send me your USA mailing address to my email address (debbie@secretstamper.com) no later than Sunday, April 19th. If I don’t hear from you by then, I will be choosing another winner.

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Update on the Butterflies Thinlits and a Special Offer!

Stampin’ Up! had hoped that the Butterflies Thinlits Dies would arrive in time for Sale-A-Bration, and when that didn’t happen, they hoped they would be here in time for the Free Shipping promotion. Originally they were scheduled to arrive by April 8; then received notification from their supplier that although the ship had reached the west coast port, the container containing the Thinlits was still on the ship. Stampin’ Up! has received notice from the supplier that the container with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies was finally unloaded from the ship; however, there is a shortage of trucks, which has delayed the container being picked up. A truck was finally secured to pick up the container, and, as of now, it is scheduled to be delivered to Stampin’ Up! today. Woohoo!

Stampin’ Up! does realize you may have been disappointed you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards–especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Take advantage of this special offer NOW! They won’t last long!! Click on my SHOP button and order now. Your online order is the best and easiest way to order AND makes you eligible for Secret Stamper Rewards!

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So, I hope you liked my Paper Pumpkin project today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Tea Shoppe for Retro Rubber

Tea Shoppe, Something Borrowed

Do you remember using brads way back in the day? I am pretty sure that I had them in every color you could imagine, especially  bright, primary colors to go with all of the photos that I was putting in my scrapbooks. Well, when I cleaned my craft room a couple of years ago, I donated them with all kinds of other craft supplies that I no longer used. I really did enjoy them but Stampin’ Up!’s Candy Dots are just so much more convenient and coordinate with my supplies now. I really love that!

Retro Rubber has a very fun challenge for you – get those brads out and use them again! Even after donating my old non-SU brads, I still couldn’t get rid of my SU Copper Hodgepodge Hardware. They have a wonderful antique feel to them and although I don’t use them, I just couldn’t quite let them go. I am sure you have supplies like that yourself!

I really loved this stamp set and still remember the first time I saw it. Wow! I just HAD to have it. I love all things that are coffee and tea related and drink hot drinks all year long. This stamp set always needed a DSP that had a vintage look so I brought out the Something Borrowed DSP from the Occasions catalog and think they go together perfectly.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Tea Shoppe
  • Paper: Something Borrowed DSP, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink: Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand
  • SU Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, April 24th.

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So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie