A Yippee Skippee thank you

We all love to be appreciated.  

There is no better way to let someone know they are appreciated than with a hand crafted card.  This is why I enjoy being a Stampin' Up! hobbyist/demonstrator.  I get to use perfectly coordinated products that make it easy to create cards and gifts for those I love and appreciate.   

A couple of women in my office completed a HUGE project this past week.  It was a tedious yet important project to get completed.  I wanted to give them a unique thank you for their tenacity in getting this task to completion.  The Yippee Skippee Stamp Set seemed to be the perfect choice.  

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The card is clean and simple yet the bright colors and sentiment convey my heartfelt appreciation for their efforts.  And their relief the job is done – Yippee Skippee!

I love this Pumpkin Pie centric design from the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP and wanted it to be the focus of this card.  Yet I was not sure what to pair it up with.  So I turned to my Stampin' Up! Color Coach to provide inspiration for my color choices.  This is what I used:

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This s a great tool to expand your color combinations and only $14.95!

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Cheers,

Michelle

 

Halloween Treats!

The Paper Players have a fun challenge this week so I had to jump into the fun.  The theme is to create a Halloween themed item.

I have been busy for several weeks crafting ways to deliver special Halloween treats.  There is a pre-school next to my office and every year about 40 pre-schoolers come through and safely trick or treat in their cute little costumes.  It is such fun to watch these 2 and 3 year olds come through our offices. This year I wanted them to have something special.  Here is a sneak peek of the basket of treats:

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And now for some close ups…

 
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 The mummys will be for the little boys and the witches will be for the little girls.  

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Stampin' Up makes it so easy with their Tag a Bag Gift Bags,  coordinating stamps, paper and washi tape.  The stamps used are Retired yet this year's Halloween Hello stamp set has terrific Halloween favorites as well.  I hope you are inspired to create some fun treats for the trick or treaters in your life!

Cheers,

Michelle

Another Fall Color Challenge – PPA 175

It's Thursday so it must be a Pals Paper Arts Challenge!  This week is another color challenge using some less familiar colors.  Check it out… 

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Sure I could have used Wonderfall leaves or perhaps the Truly Grateful stamp set (one of my favorites in the holiday catalog) yet I wanted to stretch myself and do something different.  These colors are very masculine to me so I reached for my World Map stamp.  

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The result is a clean and simple masculine card.  Here are the details:

  • Card base – So Saffron, standard A2 card
  • Cajun Craze layer is 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla layer is 3 3/4" x 5" and the World Stamp is created with Always Artichoke ink and adhered to the Cajun Craze layer
  • Adhere the Cajun Craze layer with Stampin Dimensionals to the card base
  • Sentiment is from the Chalk Talk Stamp set* also created with Always Artichoke ink  and punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  Then adhere to Chalk Talk framelit* cutout from Regals Designer Series Paper in Always Artichoke.  Attach the frame to the map with Stampin' Dimensionals for more visual interest
  • Finishing touch – Cajun Craze candy dots from the Regals Candy Dots

*Purchase the Chalk Talk stamp set and matching framelits as a bundle set and save 15% 

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A close up of the sentiment:

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I hope you enjoyed my take on the Pals Paper Color Challenge this week.  Remember you can be part of my team and enjoy the perks of being a Pal as well as get a 20% discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases for only $25 through October 21st.  See more details here.   

Join in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week.  I would love to see what you create with this color combination.

Cheers,

Michelle

Fabulous You

10-07-2013Isn't that shoe just fantastic?  I just love the Fabulous You stamp set. I used black embossing powder to create texture and depth for the image.

The ribbon and rhinestone bling are not Stampin' Up! yet match Island Indigo very well as I used Island Indigo ink for the sentiment from the Gifts of Kindness stamp set.  The envelope is lined with Island Indigo from the Regals collection Designer Series Paper Stack.

While this card did not take a lot of time, I think it looks smashing.  The quality materials from Stampin' Up! make creating fun and and easy.

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Cheers,

Michelle