Thinking of You Cards

How We Finished Wednesday’s Card Idea

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019

How We Finished Wednesday’s Card Idea

Human, oh, human! Today is the last day that you can get double Stampin’ Bucks in celebration of Ann’s milestone birthday, her 20th Stampaversary, and my blog’s 13th birthday. (yep! I’ve barked that long!) While we’ve been doing weekly live stamping events for more than a year now, we haven’t done a video tutorial in a little while. Since we had the hard part of the card done on Wednesday, I directed Ann in a new video on how to make the rest of the card. Don’t you just love it? I guarantee that it looks better in real life. You’ll see in the...

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Check Your Mail Box

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

Check Your Mail Box

Have you found anything in your mailbox lately? It’s a good thing, isn’t it! We always like getting happy mail! And here’s something we sent to all our February online shoppers. (and that’s not all.) We love this greeting! But it didn’t make it in the mail until Saturday. Now, in hindsight, I wish that Ann would’ve used Blackberry Bliss with that new Story Label Punch instead of Blushing Bride. BUT I hope they’ll still like it. I even added some thing to the padded envelope: All shoppers got one of our new cool pens.Those that used the posted...

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The Other Sympathy Card

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019

The Other Sympathy Card

Now that we’ve done a second sympathy card, I think that I’m out of my creative freeze. Does that ever happen to you? Ann’s been pretty sad since our friend passed away, but getting this second card done, I think that she’s ready to be work her creative muscle again. There is just something about this free hostess set in the back of the 2019 Occasions Catalog that makes Ann want to get out her Stampin’ Blends and start to watercolor. Stampin’ Blends really make it easy to look like a pro. And if you’re just starting out, getting Old Olive Duo and one...

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Making a Best Friend Card

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019

Making a Best Friend Card

Do you have friends that are really more like family? If you live near your family, you may only have a few. If you don’t live near your family, I hope you have a lot of them! Here’s a simple card you could send to all of them! I’ll let you in on a little secret… The leaves were actually leftovers! We used Stampin’ Blends to color on Shimmery White Card Stock to make them. They were actually cut off of another project – I think the one we featured in this post. As we near the end of Sale-A-Bration, please be aware that things are selling out. There are...

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Simple Stamping Card

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019

Simple Stamping Card

Do you like to do cards that make a long time? Or do you prefer a making a card that’s fast and fabulous? We honestly like to make any card that makes someone feel good. If it only gives then a little bright spot in their day, that is the card that we want to make! And we hope that this simply stamped card will brighten someone’s day like it did ours. Hey! We got to use free Designer Series Paper and a limited release punch. Of course, it brightened our day! We even stamped and hand cut the flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set. (Free as a bundle with the Designer Series...

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Making a Purple Card

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019

Making a Purple Card

Every now and then, I try to get Ann to work outside her comfort zone. Actually, it’s almost every day in some way, shape, or form. Anytime she works with gingham, she is NOT in her comfort zone. When she first started stamping over 20 years ago, country style stamps were pretty much all she could get her hands on. (That was before she discovered Stampin’ Up!.) All the stamps looked alike – and it was a lot of country. She was so happy when discovered Stampin’ Up!. All their colors coordinated so that she knew her cards would finally come together – just like...

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Loving to Watercolor Cards

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

Loving to Watercolor Cards

We’ve been sitting on this stamp set since Ann went to Stampin’ Up! OnStage (convention) last November. (why does she do that!?!) I think she was waiting for a moment when she felt like playing with her Stampin’ Blends. If you’ve watched any of our live shows, you know that they are right behind where she stands for the shows. It’s not like she even has to get them out! And she has water colored other cards lately – just not with the Humming Along stamp set that’s one of the featured sets in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog. And then we...

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