Fun Kids Birthday Cards You Can Make in Batches!

Hi friends! If you have children you have probably had to rush out to the store to pick up a card for one of their friends last-minute birthday parties. The cards I am going to share today are so fun and easy to make in batches that you may never need to go to the card store at the last-minute again!

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In all honesty I think these would be pretty nifty for adults too, I mean, look at those pandas!

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The great thing about making cards in batches is that you can explore several ideas with one set f supplies. It is a great way to make the most out of limited supplies or get to really know a new product.

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I stamped all of the images from this set out and then colored them with the new Stampin Blends markers. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to cut them out with my Scan n Cut2 because I stamped them fairly close together but it worked like a charm! I used a .08″ border to get a white outline.

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In today’s video I will show you how I made these cards. Enjoy!

I’m using supplies from Stampin Up including some free Sale-A-Bration products. With Sale-a-bration you earn a free product with ever $50 you spend making it a nice time to stock up! You can order from your local demonstrator or my friend Wendy Cranford. *If ordering less than $150 be sure to use the host code on her website, orders over $50 get extra goodies!

*Orders placed before March 31 qualify for Sale-a-bration freebies!

Supplies!

Other supplies:
Black pigment ink (Versafine)
Black embossing powder
Smooth watercolor paper
Pre Folded card bases
Sequins
Sewing machine and thread
*Also I used my Scan n Cut 2 Machine to cut out the stamped images:

One more tip to make these cards more useful: Put a pocket inside to hold a gift card! I have a hard time choosing gifts for kids I don’t really know and kids I do know are tricky as they get older. This way they will surely get something they like. ūüėÄ Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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New Stampin Up/Sale-a-Bration Stuff {Haul}

Hi friends! Because you asked I have a haul of my Stampin’ Up order!

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Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st and it is a great time to stock up on essentials because you get a free product from the SAB catalog with ever $50 you spend. Here is what I got:

Here are the things I showed in my haul:

FREE Sale a Bration Items (and there are others in the catalog too!)

Disclaimer: These stamps were supplied at no cost to me for promotional purposes, I have been a Stampin Up customer for over a decade and their quality is top notch. I recommend them without hesitation. To contact your local Stampin’ Up demonstrator¬†or if you don’t have one¬†check out Luvin Stampin, you can order from my Demo Wendy, she has a host code on her website you can use to get extra free card kits¬†too! She is great! So, what would you like me to use most from these supplies? Let me know in the comments and til next time happy crafting!

My Foxy Valentine! {Stamp School}

Hi friends! Today in Stamp School I will share several techniques for getting the most out of your stamp pads and reinkers and also show you how to make a bobble head element for your card.

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Watch the video for lots of tips and techniques!

This video is sponsored by Wendy Cranford at Luvin Stampin!

***It is Sale-a-Bration time so you can earn a free product with every $50 you spend, use the host code: GQTMCYYQ through Feb. 23rd to receive fun goodies like free card kits with the $50 minimum order, AND… she is also giving 12 FREE printable tutorials each month when you purchase $50 or more from her during the month… YOU MUST use the host code if your order is under $150 to get these benefits:)

Supplies:

I hope you give some of these techniques a try and if you liked this project please consider sharing it by using one of the handy sharing buttons below. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School: Distressed Foiling with Stamps!

Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how to use foil and stamps together to make a lovely card:

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Watch the video to see how!

The stamp set I am using is a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set from Stampin Up! If you want to order this or anything else from SU and you don’t have a Demo please contact my friend Wendy Cranford,¬†You pay less if you order through a demonstrator and she is not pushy at all:) She also has free ideas and giveaways on her blog, as well as a stamp club you can join.

Supplies:
Stamps: Botanicals for You Saleabration set (Stampin Up) *Tip, this is a free set when you order $50, to get the free set click special offers at the bottom of your shopping cart and you will see all of the free items you can pick from. Fun! Saleabration runs through 3/31/16
Heat n Stick powder (Stampin Up)
White cardstock
Gold striped notecard
Deco Foil
Heat gun *Note, using an iron and parchment paper might work better!
Dye ink in red, orange, yellow and green
Versamark ink

How to foil with Heat n Stick powder:
1. Stamp image with Versamark ink.
2. Sprinkle on powder and heat with heat tool.
3. Press foil to melted powder.
4. Reheat and repress foil if needed.

This technique gives you a fun distressed elegant look that I love. I hope you try it! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A stationary set and a freebie!

I made this stationary set for my Mom on her birthday:

I used my Stampin up stuff to make this pretty set for mom!

I used my Stampin up stuff to make this pretty set for mom!

Most of the stamps I used in this project are from Stampin UP! I love the wheels because they add a lot to a project in little time.

This pretty border was done with a wheel!

This pretty border was done with a wheel!

I am having a little catalog SU party. If you know me in real life you can stop by and place an order through my Stampin UP demonstrator (the fabulous fellow twin mom Nicolle.) Nicolle does not have a website so if you are a cyberspace only friend and want to order you can visit my friend Cheri’s website to order from her. The cool thing about ordering now is that for every $50 you spend you get to pick a free stamp set! Yes I’m a sucker for anything free but there are some very cute sets this year. I always order in February and stock up on Cardstock (I used Kraft and Certainly Celery in this project for example), stamp wheels (they are compatible with your Rollagraph handles and presses and SU is the only place I’ve been able to find them lately!) and re-inkers. I use SU ink to reink all of my dye base pads weather they are from SU or not. I make my own pigment ink but I buy the dye kind from SU in basic colors and mix what I need for the other pads. Thrifty huh?

Cardstock, wheel and flower stamp: Stampin UP, Ribbon: Dollar Tree, Sentiments: Inkadinkado

Cardstock, wheel and flower stamp: Stampin UP, Ribbon: Dollar Tree, Sentiments: Inkadinkado

My mom LOVED her stationary! I kept the sentiments unattached so that she could customize the cards as she needed them. To make the set I took 3 sheets of Kraft and 3 sheets of celery and cut them down to 7″x10″ and folded them to make the card bases. Then I used my wheel stamp to stamp some of the leftover strips, punched them and added them to the cards. I stamped the focal tiles on a sheet of pink, cut them with pinking shears and did faux stitching, adhered them and stamped the sentiments (inkadinkado) on the scraps. I used 7 sheets of cardstock total for the cards! A also used 4 yards of pink grosgrain ribbon on this set but since I bought it at the dollar store it kept the price of the project down.

Download a file to cut this box with your cricut, or a printable template for free!

Download a file to cut this box with your cricut, or a printable template for free!

Now for the freebies! I used the Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags Boxes and More to make my box but then I thought “Hey, I could make a similar box on George or Plantain to share with my cricut pals” so I did! I got rid of the annoying tabs that bugged me in the TBBM version. I designed the boxes with the carts native to that machine so it can be cut with the free trial version of Cricut Design Studio.

Click here for a Baby Bug version using the George Cartridge (6″x12″ mat).

Click here for the Expression version using Plantain Schoolbook (12″x24″ mat)

Click here for the SVG version good for any cricut machine if you have sure cuts a lot software. Scalable to any size!

Click here for a printable version.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

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