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Welcome Home Card…

Hello Friends!

I want to share with you a card I made for my cousin Linda, Stephen, Andrew and Daniel who just moved into a new house.

Welcome Home 1
For the card base I used a 5-1/2′ x 8-1/2″ piece of Not Quite Navy scored at 4-1/4″. Then I cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Pear Pizzazz. For the top layer I cut a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White.


For this card I used a retired stamp set called, “Welcome Home.”  I inked up the house stamp with my Stampin’ Up! Markers in Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip and Garden Green. For the fence I hand-cut pickets out of Crumb Cake Card Stock and glue it with my Tombow Glue.


On the Whisper White, I shaded with Bashful Blue Ink and a Sponge Dauber to form the clouds. I made cloud templates out of a piece of card stock by cutting small circles resembling cloud puffs as shown below. Yes, you have to hand cut these as a circle punch will not work because it will leave a concave form. These templates work as a mask except along the edges where I used a circular motion with my Dauber. The area underneath the template will remain the Whisper White. I randomly moved the template down and from side to side  and repeated the circular motion technique along the edge. When I painted years ago sometimes I used stencils in a similar manner.




I computer generated, “Congratulations on Your New Home,”  punched it out with the Small Oval Punch and layered it on a Not Quite Navy Scallop Oval. I assembled the card as shown and wrapped some of that gorgeous Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot Ribbon around it. I finished the card off with a bow. By the way, this ribbon makes great bows.


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Promotion.


As Always Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


Birthday Bliss Card…

Welcome back Stampers and Paper-Artists!


Today’s card colors gets me really excited for the warmer days approaching. Although they seem to be taking their time getting here. This is a nice way to use  your motif, elements or even floral stamps.

Blissful Birthday Card

This technique turns any card background into designer series paper. The top background on the Very Vanilla Card Stock, was actually a stamped motif from the Stampin’ Up! Bliss Stamp Set. Pear Pizzazz Ink was used and stamped in a random pattern to resemble designer series paper.


Here’s exactly what to do:


Cut    Regal Rose Card Stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″


Very Vanilla at 5″ x 3-3/4″


 Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper at 3-3/4″ x 2″


On scrap pieces of Very Vanilla, stamp the butterfly and flower from the Bliss Stamp set in Regal Rose Ink Cut out the butterfly and flowers.

Blissful Card Ribbon Detail

Layer the piece of designer series paper over the Very Vanilla. Around this wrap a piece of 5/8″  Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon. On one end fold the ribbon over to form a loop. With a Glue Dot, glue the loop to hold it in place. Behind the first loop make another loop and glue that one. Proceed in this manner until the number of loops you want are completed.  Make sure when you initially cut your ribbon you have enough to make as many loops as needed. Be careful not to get the glue dots on the top of the ribbon like I did. Nobody’s perfect!


On a scrap of Regal Rose, stamp, “Happy Birthday” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set in Versa Mark and sprinkle on White Embossing Powder. Heat it with a Heat Tool, punch it out with the Designer Label Punch. Tuck the “Happy Birthday” in the Hodgepodge Designer Label Holder Hardware. (Whoo that’s a mouthful!)  Attach it with two brads.


Layer the card as shown and adhere the cut-out butterfly and flowers with  Dinmensionals.


Don’t forget to check out my “ARTrageous” Kids Summer Camp.  If you’re not local, these projects will be for sale in the Fall. The projects will be in PDF form, complete with directions and photos, for you to make  at home or in a class.


Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time when I’ll share a masculine card with you, perfect for a birthday or Father’s Day! TTFN.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


Today is Freddie’s Birthday…

I have been a very busy card-maker. In fact as busy as a bee…


There sure seems to be a lot of December birthdays! Yikes… This card I made for my closest friend Freddie. I just had to use Betsy the bee-keeper because I adore her. This one’s for you Freddie!




For this card I used Daffodil Delight and Basic Black Card Stock. On the smaller piece of Daffodil Delight I stamped the flower from Stampin’ Up!’s Just Buzzin’ By Stamp Set in More Mustard Ink then I used my White Gel Pen and colored in the petals of the flowers. I stamped Betsy in Basic Black Ink on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and water-colored her in with my Aqua Painter, Markers and Pencils. The happy birthday greeting is from the Happy Moments Stamp Set. Once stamped I used two oval punches, one scalloped, as shown. A piece of Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon and Basic Pearls finishes the card off.


Take a closer look at Betsy:






As I mentioned in an earlier post I’m internally doing major construction to my blog. I would love for you have your very own gallery page, but, in order to do that I need some photos of your work. Here’s the deal, you send me, attached in an email, any card, scrap-book page or project you have done using all of Stampin’ Up! products. I’ll feature it on a gallery page I’m designing just for your works of art!  Include your name and a title for the featured project. So, get on the band wagon, as they use to say!


Make it a great day!


Stampin’ Hugs,





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