Your Perfect Day with Retro Rubber

Your Perfect Day, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Something BorrowedIt’s time for more wonderful inspiration from the Retro Rubber Design Team! Our challenge is starting its second week to use Embossing Powder in your card project. How fun is THAT! I decided to play along again but this time with a brand new stamp set because it is fun to play with them, too! I am also submitting this card to Mojo Monday. I really love this challenge blog and haven’t play with them in a little while. Their sketch was the perfect inspiration for my card!RRBC10

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My sentiment was embossed with VersaMark and Blackberry ink with Clear Embossing Powder then the pretty wreath was embossed the same way with Sahara Sand. The bow was made from a lovely velvet ribbon in the Occasions Artisan Embellishment Kit. I have been waiting for just the right card to use it and decided that this card needed that elegant touch.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day
  • Paper: Something Borrowed DSP, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
  • Ink: VersaMark, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
  • SU Tools: 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch,
  • Finishing Touch: In Color Accessory Pack (SAB), Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Metal Buttons, Clear Embossing Powder

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, March 27th.

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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

Remembering Your Birthday with the Bow Builder Punch for PP237

Remembering Your Birthday, Pictogram Punches, Bow Builder Punch, Painted Blooms

Hello Stampers! You all knocked our socks off with the Floral Challenge last week over at the Paper Players! Wow, if you haven’t seen them, I hope you will go and take a look. This week the wonderfully talented LeAnne has a very versatile sketch challenge for us. I really enjoyed this one so much! I know that the floral challenge is over but I am so ready for Spring that I need to see paper ones at the very least. I made this one out of the Bow Builder Punch with the center from the Bouquet Bigz L die. The background DSP is from my most favorite yet, Painted Blooms. I ran it through the Big Shot in the Spring Flowers TIEF for a little light texture. The Banner Punch and Bitty Banner Framelits are so useful in getting them done easily, quickly and perfect every time. I used the flower and heart stamps from Pictogram Punches for more flower fun! The only detail I forgot was putting pearls in the center of the little flowers. I didn’t notice until I uploaded the photo so I will definitely add them before sending this card out.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Pictogram Punches
  • Paper: Painted Blooms DSP, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz
  • SU Tools: Bow Builder Punch, Spring Flowers TIEF, Scallops TIEF, Bouquet Bigz L die, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Bitty Banner Framelits, Banner Punch

So, now it’s your turn to have some fun with this great sketch challenge. 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, March 27th at Noon (PDT).

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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

It’s Spring with Paper Pumpkin

I got a little behind with my Paper Pumpkin since the beginning of the year. We have been doing some work in our house that started with an estimated time of two weeks but lasted two months! I have been cleaning and reorganizing every room of the house along with closets and cupboards. I have donated and thrown away so much stuff that Peter Walsh will be so proud of me! LOL Anyway, I was finally able to get a chance to play with the wonderful Paper Pumpkin and decided to get out the February kit.  Here is the video of how the kit is put together:

Isn’t it a great Paper Pumpkin?! I love getting it in my mailbox every month! It is perfect for a quick project, to put together with children or grandchildren, or just for a time when you are stuck or in a rut with your own papercrafting creativity. After putting a couple together from this kit (they will make wonderful gifts and I can even tuck in a gift card!), I decided to do something totally different with the next one. I  am now thinking that I can do something like this on the BACK of the THANKS to make it something that they can display longer. Anyway, here is what I made:

Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Paper Pumpkin, Best Year Ever, Banner

I am submitting this project to My Pumpkin Challenge, a wonderful challenge blog that always inspires! MPC

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop
  • Paper: Best Year Ever, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
  • Ink: Smoky Slate
  • SU Tools: Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pansy Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Paper Pumpkin February Kit

So, I hope you liked my 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

Peaceful Petals is Bloomin’ Marvelous

Peaceful Petals, Bloomin' Marvelous, HardwoodIt’s time for another Retro Rubber challenge! I know you are going to love this one! Embossing is one of the techniques that really attracted me to making cards. When I found embossing powders in different  colors, I was hooked! There was a time (probably before I learned to use blender and aqua pens, etc.) that I used it on everything! lol

This card started out choosing Peaceful Petals stamp set. The stamps in this set are so pretty so I sure wish it had stayed around longer! It definitely will be sticking around in my craft room for a long time! After coloring that beautiful bloom, I went in search for something to go with it and found the hummingbird in Bloomin’ Marvelous. The rest of the card was lots of fun and everything except the background stamp from Hardwood was embossed! I love stamping onto VersaMark then my chosen ink color and covering it in Clear Emboss Powder for lots of shine. Plus I don’t need to worry about random emboss powder on my images. And if you do see any flecks, it is from my newest favorite cardstock, Natural White. I love the way it stamps up and is thicker than Whisper White and Very Vanilla. So, now it’s YOUR turn! Grab your heating gun and get back to doing magic with your embossing powder!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Peaceful Petals, Bloomin’ Marvelous
  • Paper: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Natural White
  • Ink: Versa Mark, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
  • SU Tools: Labels Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Clear Emboss Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots, Pearls Basic Jewels, Blendabilities pens: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi

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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

 

 

Mother’s Love for the Paper Players

Mother's Love, Easel Card, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Mother's Day

Hello, Stampers! It’s Sunday and we have another fantastic challenge for you from the Paper Players, hosted by the amazingly talented Ann Schach. It’s CAS week with the added challenge to make a floral card. Since it is almost Spring and we are all ready for it (no matter where you are, I bet!) I couldn’t wait to play along with this challenge!

My card started with the stamp set, Mother’s Love. It is just perfect for a clean and simple card. I inked up the flower in Memento Black and the sentiment in Soft Sky, then colored the flower with Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities pens. Once those were completed, the Big Shot was used to cut around the images with the Labels Framelits, with another one as a second layer. The Lullaby DSP is one of my most favorites and great for Spring. I added two ribbons and layered it with buttons. But, wait! There is a little surprise! It’s an easel card:

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Mother's Love, Easel Card, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Mother's Day InsideI used the beautiful roses from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and sentiments from two retired stamp sets, Love You to the Moon and Best of Birthdays. This card could be used for lots of occasions but I really wanted a birthday card. Inspiration for the colors was from the Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week and I will be entering this card into their challenge as well.

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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, March 20th at Noon (PDT).

 

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 IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Mother’s Love, Love You to the Moon, Best of Birthdays
  • Paper: Lullaby DSP, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette, Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Labels Framelits, Large Oval Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Artisan Embellishment Kit, Subtles Designer Buttons, Large Basic Pearls, Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon; Blendabilities Pens: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi

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

 

 

Blog Candy Winner and Adventure Awaits

Hello, Stampers!

It has been a busy but BEAUTIFUL week! We got our very first glimpse of Spring! The snow is still very present but on its way out. You can hear happy birds singing, kids playing outside, and see joggers and bicyclists enjoying the clear paths. You certainly don’t take nice weather for granted in Michigan!

Well, your responses to my question about your favorite Sale-A-Bration products were great! I would say that the latest SAB items were a big hit. I went to www.random.org and chose a winner:

#2 JRGH, who said: 

“The In Color assortment pack they just announced, can’t wait to get it.”

Congrats! You have 48 hours to send your USA mailing address. Otherwise, I will choose another winner.

Well, it just wouldn’t be right not to post a card, so I will give you sneak peek of the card that I made for my son’s 36th birthday, which is this Monday.

Adventure Awaits, Adventure Bound,  Easel Card

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Adventure Awaits, @SoSocial, Crazy about You, Nature’s Perfection
  • Paper: Adventure Bound, Always Artichoke, Natural White
  • Ink: Always Artichoke,Whisper White Craft ink (retired), VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Distressin’ Tool, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Clear Emboss Powder

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