Looking Spec-Tacular with Cake Crazy

 Often times the most unexpected creativity comes from regular ole' stamp sets.  

I created this card for a "Live with Lisa" event.  These monthly events are for my online customers who place a $25 minimum order.  During the live event I provide several demonstrations, providing tips along the way, a bundle of tutorials for free and I give away product prizes.  You can read all about "Live with Lisa" HERE.

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Cake Crazy Spec-Tacular, Lisa's Stamp Studio

The Cake Crazy stamp set includes layered images to make a cake - as tall as you'd like.  Stack the images in different colors and you'll have a rainbow of interest.  
Cake Crazy Spec-Tacular, Lisa's Stamp Studio

The candles from this stamp set looked just like eyelashes to me.  My imagination went wild!  With a few punches and a black ink pad you can create this card in minutes.  
Cake Crazy Spec-Tacular, Lisa's Stamp Studio

This card, along with 3 others using this same stamp set, are part of my Project PDF Tutorial library HERE.  All my tutorials include numerous pictures, step-by-step instructions and a list of supplies.  Tutorials using retired stamp sets are on sale, too!

If you love this stamp set as much as I have, be sure to order it by May 22nd. After that date it is only available while supplies last or through May 31st.  

Here's to hoping you'll have a "spec-tacular" day!

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Cheerful Gift From the Garden

Cheerful is a word defined in Webster's Dictionary as happy and optimistic.  There's also a second definition that reads "causing happiness by its nature or appearance".  

This is how I define cheerful!

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I've blogged about this before, but black paired any bright color is always a winning combination.  I used Daffodil Delight on this card with a very simple image from the Gift From the Garden (retiring) stamp set.  

In fact, the designer papers, the punch and the greeting (Tin of Cards stamp set) are also retiring.  

You can view the entire list of retiring products HERE.  Remember, retiring accessories are only available while supplies last. Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed until May 22nd. After that date, they are only available while supplies last or through May 31st.  

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I used the 2" Circle Punch for those adorable polka dot rain boots. To keep with the color coordination, I colored in the rhinestones using a black Sharpie marker. The black circle was created using the Layering Circles Framelits.

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Flourishing Phrases Lower Gate Fold Card

The weather is warming up and flowers are beginning to bloom.  The colors of spring and summer are emerging in the Stamp Studio, too!

My card today features a fancy fold called a lower gate fold.  The bold flower, coupled with the framelits, create a striking balance for the panel on this fold.

The Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Flourish Thinlits is currently offered as a Bundle.  Although both products will be carried over into the new catalog, they will not be sold as a Bundle.  If you love them - buy them now so you can save 10% on the Bundle.  

Don't forget to scroll down to view the pictures, supplies and the cutting dimensions for this card.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Pool Party cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score 4 1/4".  Cut away 3" from the top, front of the card.  Watch the video for details. 
  • Whisper White cardstock layer for the image/greeting is cut 3" x 3"
  • Whisper White cardstock insert (inside) is cut 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock layer for the image/greeting is cut 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock insert (inside) is cut 3 7/8" 5 1/8"
  • Calypso Coral cardstock layer for the image/greeting is cut 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Calypso Coral cardstock insert (inside) is cut 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Irresistibly Floral Designer Paper - stripe pattern - is cut 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"

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Here's a collage of this lower gate fold card - perfect for pinning to your Pinterest board. 

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The Eastern Palace Suite is currently offered in two exclusive bundles that will not be available in the new catalog on June 1st. Check them out by clicking on the image below.

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Paper Pumpkin is on sale - 25% off for the first three months; June, July & August.  Skip the prep and jump to the fun.  A new stamp set and ink spot are included in each month's kit!  

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Happy Birthday Boo & Painter's Palette Birthday Card Tutorial

 Today is my daughter, Gina's (aka "Boo") 24th birthday.  Looking at these pictures I'm still stunned that she turned 24!  

Happy Birthday Boo

I'm immensely proud of her.  She has a degree in film production and works full time in graphic production and although it may seem I'm bragging (and I may be a bit), she's incredibly talented.  She's incredibly well grounded, confident, hard working and beautiful.  

Today's card tutorial is a birthday card using a collaboration of stamp sets.  I've placed the directions below for those of you on a mobile device.  I also have a downloadable PDF tutorial if you'd like to save the inspiration for another time.

Happy Birthday to you, Boo!   

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  • I'd love to paper craft but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to paper crafting, but I want to try it.
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  • I need fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

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  • Creativity starts HERE with Paper Pumpkin at 25% off on our June, July, and August kits!  That's only $14.96 per month.
  • Paper Pumpkin includes EVERYTHING you need in each month's kit!  
  • Paper Pumpkin includes a new stamp set and ink spot each month! It's a great way to build up your supplies without additional expenses.
  • My Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive a tutorial each month, with 7 alternate project ideas - for FREE!  It's called Paper Pumpkin Parade and you can read all about it, and see sneak peek pictures of previous month's ideas HERE.
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  • The 25% discount is applied to 1 kit per month for the first 3 months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month's kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
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Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsPainter’s Palette (141910); Helping Me Grow (140764); Better Together (141736)
  • Cardstock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Whisper White (100730); Sweet Sugarplum (141418)
  • Ink – Sweet Sugarplum (141395); Pool Party (126982), Memento Black (132708)
  • Other – Aqua Painters (103954); Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon (141428); Big Shot (143263); Magnetic Platform (130658); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Dimensionals (104430), Basic Jewels Rhinestones (119246) 

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White (base): 4 ¼ ” x 11”, folded in half
  • Thick Whisper White (layer): 2 ¾ ” x 4”
  • Sweet Sugarplum (layer): 2 7/8” x 4 1/8”
  • Whisper White (greeting): 2” x 2”
  • Whisper White: scrap
  • Ribbon: 1 piece cut 5 ½”, 1 piece cut 4”

Instructions:

  1. Using the Thick Whisper White layer, stamp the dotted lines from the Helping Me Grow stamp set, alternating the colors between Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party. Tip: Place the stamp close to the edge of the block and use the top of the Photopolymer as your spacing point for the next row. Adhere to the Sweet Sugarplum layer. Attach the ribbon across the layers, adhering the raw ends to the back using Glue Dots. Slip the 4” piece of ribbon under and tie a knot. Adhere the layers to the card base using Dimensionals.
  2. Stamp the greeting on the white cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink. Die cut the greeting using the appropriate stitched square framelit. Adhere to the far right side of the layers using Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the hat using the black ink. Color in the image using the Aqua Painter and ink from the lids of the Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party ink pads. Cut the hat out using your scissors. Adhere to the upper left corner of the greeting square using Dimensionals.
  4. Add a row of rhinestones under the word “genius” in the greeting.

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If you'd like the PDF tutorial for the 8 cards I created using these bundles, you can find them by clicking HERE.

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