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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hearts on My Mind

I’m having a Stampin’ Up! get together next Friday (if you’re in my neck of the woods…I mean that literally…stop by!) and I need to design some super cute, super easy projects for new stampers.

Here’s one I may (or may not) include:


All Stampin’ Up!: Short and Sweet Stamp Set
Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, and Brights Patterns Stack paper
Basic Gray ink, Paper Crimper, Rhinestones ...
and some staples which are not from Stampin’ Up!

Patterned Paper can really add some “oomph” to a card and you don’t have to use a whole lot of it. Here I cut 1” x 4 1/4” strips for the top and bottom, yet it appears to be one large piece. Clever, eh? Same with the pink paper…it’s a 1 1/2” x 4 1/4” strip, torn in half so that I can use both edges. I’m obviously going to mourn the day Stampin’ Up! decides to retire the Short and Sweet stamp set…I use it constantly!

Also, as far as accessories, I have pulled out the paper crimper for 10 years now, and am always thrilled at the texture it adds in a minute; same with punches. It’s all about saving time, right? I like the look of staples, as well, especially with the bling of the rhinestones.

And I bet you thought I just threw some stuff on a card…who knew I actually think about the balance, colors, textures, etc.? I even wake up with card ideas pretty often…but usually I wake up with thoughts of all the household stuff I’ve got to do! Speaking of, my “free” time’s almost up…gotta go make the doughnuts! (And I hope at least some of you are old enough to get that reference.)

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