Quick and Easy Note card set

A quick and economical way to create a card is using Stampin’ Up!’s Note Cards & Envelopes.  For only $5.95 you get 20 scored  5″ x 3 1/2″ note cards and envelopes.  The card stock is even heavier than our standard Whisper White card stock.  This is a GREAT deal.

I made this set of note cards as a gift for my goddaughter whose birthday is coming up later this month. She is in high school, so something a little sophisticated yet colorful seemed to be the right choice.

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With the use of my Big Shot I used the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, and Curly Label Punch to create these great note cards.  I coordinated the envelopes using the same DSP I used for the Curly punch.  The finishing touch is a candy dot.

Colors used starting from the center and moving clockwise: Calpyso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, and Lucky Limeade (you can easily substitute Old Olive).  The stamp set is a retired set called Elementary Elegance.

What can your Mojo do with these quick and cost effective note cards?

Cheers!

Michelle



Organizing Framelits and Thinlits

If you are like me your life is full – work, family activities, household management, and more.  With all these responsibilites to juggle it is even more important for me to carve time out to create.  A key element to making all this possible is being organized.  And I love to organize!  

Over the last year I have managed to accumulate ALL the Stampin' Up! Framelits and new Thinlits.  I had purchased magnetic sheets at a local big box craft store and placed them in CD cases.  However when I opened the case often the framelits would pop off the magnetic sheet and I was spending time putting in order to get what I wanted rather than creating.  Until yesterday…

 
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I had a small three ring binder (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") and purchased sheet protectors to go in it.  Then I took retired DSP and cut sheets to fit the sleeves, adhered the magnetic sheets I had used in the CD cases to the DSP and arranged the Framelits on the magnetic sheets.  I even recycled the labels I had made for the CD cases and placed at the top of the DSP.  

There were a couple of Framelit sets (Window Framelits and the Floral Framelits) that did not fit into the CD cases as they were too wide.  As a result there were tucked away and never used.  Well they fit perfectly in the sheet protectors as shown below.  Woo Hoo!

 
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I am thrilled with the result.  Now I can flip through the binder to find the perfect Framelit shape for my card.

The new Circle and Label Thinlit frames don't fit in the sleeves yet I placed all the small accessory pieces in my binder.  This will surely remind me of the coordinating Thinlit frame.

 
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I hope this post inspires you to get organized and find more time to create. I would love to know, what allows you to juggle it all? 

Cheers,

Michelle

New Envelope Punch board available TODAY!

At the Stampin' Up! Convention in July attendees were introduced to the new Envelope Punch Board. It was one of those items everyone wanted to get their hands on.  Here is the teaser board at convention:

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Finally the announcement came in August, demonstrators were able to order the punch board prior to it going on sale to customers.  I ordered it the first day it became available.  It is AWESOME!  I know that word is overused today yet it is the perfect word to describe this tool.  First it is cost effective, only $19.95.  Second, it allows you to use DSP and standard card stock you already have and we all have a "stash" of paper.  So here it is:

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As you can see above, the instructions are imprinted directly on the base of the board.  It comes with the scoring tool that stores nicely in the side of the board and it has an integrated corner punch at the top for that finished look on all your envelopes.

I made an odd sized card (4" x 4") and then made a coordinating envelope with my new Envelope Punch Board.

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I used the Truly Grateful Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  The wheat is embossed using gold embossing powder and I tied Linen Thread around the image to add the 3-D dimension to the wheat stalk image.  A few Stampin' Dimensionals make the wheat stalk center stage.

 
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The Envelope Punch Board will open our creativity for all sizes of cards. Shop Now and order yours today, use product #133774.

I want to know, does the Envelope Punch Board get your Mojo going?  

Michelle

James Taylor meets Mojo Monday

It is time for you to learn I am a HUGE James Taylor (JT) fan.  My best friend (for the last 34 years) and I have been to about 16 of his concerts.  When we were in high school and college and he would perform back to back concerts we would go both nights. One night with our boyfriends and the second just the girls.  We always enjoyed the concert with just the girls more!

Today I am featuring one of the first stamp sets I ever bought from Stampin' Up! it is called From my Heart and it has this wonderful stamp with the words from the JT song Secret of Life.  This is one of my favorite JT songs and helped get me through four months of bed-rest when expecting my second child.  It holds a very special place in my heart.

 
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I used the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #308 as my inspiration for the card.  Here is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch:

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 The card is straight forward and can be easily copied.  You may want to know the supplies I used, here is the list:

Paper:  Elegant Eggplant – retired DSP regals collection (the new collection has even better patterns), Perfect Plum and Whisper White card stock, Silver Glitter paper

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant

Stamp set:  From my Heart

Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Frosted Finishes Embellishments (Holiday Mini)

Tools:  Oval Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Here is one more look at the card.

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