D is for Dog

It seems only appropriate that the first of my new stamp sets that I would use is “D is for Dog”. As a dog lover, this was a “must have” set for me. The fun paper that I used is from the Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper, and it seemed to work perfectly for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.
  • Prepare a standard card base from textured Ruby Red and score at the top.
  • Use the Corner Rounder on the bottom corners.
  • Layer with “Multicolor Striped” paper from Autumn Traditions, once again rounding the lower two corners.
  • The vertical block is “Elegant Eggplant Dotted” paper, once again from Autumn Traditions, matted with Eggplant.
  • The horizontal strips are textured Elegant Eggplant card stock and a snippet of one of the new Orchard Ribbon Originals.
  • Ink the “Dog” image from the D is for Dog stamp set with Soft Suede and stamp onto Whisper White. Mat with More Mustard.
  • Ink the “D is for Dog” sentiment with Elegant Eggplant and stamp onto Whisper White. Punch with 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, and “pop” onto a Ruby Red circle by using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Ink the “Bone” with Soft Suede and stamp onto Whisper White. Cut out with Paper Snips. Using Linen Thread, tie onto a round Clear Button.
  • Position all of the elements according to the illustration, and adhere to the card base.
It has been difficult getting my “mojo” going. Over the past few weeks, our beloved Boxer, Missy, started developing some health problems. After a series of testing, the vet ruled out diabetes as well as liver and kidney dysfunctions. However, a few days ago I noticed that her right eye was beginning to bulge. Further diagnostic tests have concluded that she has a tumor on her pituitary gland. My family and I have agonized for the past two days over what decisions we will make. Missy is 11, and at her age is not considered a candidate for brain surgery. Currently we are administering eye drops to reduce the pressure in her eye, and according to the vet she is not in any pain. She will be monitored by the vet on a weekly basis, and when her quality of life slips, we will do what we must do…It’s hard knowing that the time you have left with a loved one is coming to an end. Rationally, you know that pets do not live forever, but that does not prepare you for when their time comes. I know that this is not what people what to read when they come to stamping blog, but it is something that I needed to share with you as I try to get over the emotional roller coaster that I have been on for the past few days…
As always, I do appreciate your comments. Until next time…


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Stamp Set: D is for Dog (115784)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Elegant Eggplant (105210)
Designer Series Paper: Autumn Traditions (115668)
Card Stock: Ruby Red Textured (108697—Earth Elements Assorted Pack), More Mustard (100946), Elegant Eggplant Textured (108696—Rich Regals Assorted Pack), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch (109047), 1-1/4” Circle Punch (104403), 1-3/8 Circle Punch (104401)
Embellishments: Orchard Ribbon Originals (116232), Clear Buttons (105447), Linen Thread (104199)

Seeing Red, White and Blue

I was in a quandry when faced with the Our Creative Corner challenge this week. It sounded easy enough…just use red, white and blue in a card! It didn’t even have to be patriotic. But for a person who typically does not design cards in this color palette, trust me…it was a challenge. Thankfully, Mary Fish provided the inspiration that I needed. She has been able to rock the new stamp set, Circle Circus, and I used the “medallion” idea on her “Three Ring Circus” card as a starting point! Thanks, Mary!

  • Prepare a standard card base from textured Whisper White card stock.
  • Layer with Real Red and Night of Navy Textured card stock, which have been rounded on opposite corners with the Corner Rounder. Adhere to the card base.
  • Place Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon across the bottom as illustrated.
  • Ink the selected Circle Circus stamps with Real Red and stamp onto Whisper White. (Note: The circles were either hand trimmed or punched using the appropriate size circle punch. Several were given the “bling” treatment with Red Circle Fire Brads.)
  • For the large focal circle, I stamped the image twice, using Real Red on Whisper White. One image was punched out using the Scallop Circle Punch. The second was punched with the 1″ Circle Punch. A 1-1/4″ Night of Navy circle was punched and layered over the scalloped punch image. The 1″ punched image was then layered on the cardstock to create this stunning embellishment.
  • The Butterfly image from Great Friend was inked with Real Red and stamped onto Whisper White. It was trimmed using Paper Snips and placed into position with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The circles and medallion were popped onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Ink the {friend to friend} sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Real Red and stamp onto Whisper White. Punch out with the Word Window Punch and position on the ribbon.
Even though these colors were not my cup of tea, I am now envisioning this card in other colors, like Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay! In fact, I am finally getting a little excited about Circle Circus and its possibilities…thanks to the “Creative Corner Ladies”!
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Stamp Set: Circle Circus (115778), Great Friend (113792)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Whisper White Textured (108693—Neutrals Assorted Pack), Night of Navy Textured (108696—Rich Regals Assorted Pack), Real Red (102482)
Tools: Word Window Punch (105090), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1” Circle Punch (109046), 1-1/4” Circle Punch (104403), Paper Snips (103579)
Embellishments: Real Red 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Circle Fire Brads (109110)

Razzle Dazzle Lemonade

I actually started to make a “Lots of Bots” card today, but as I was experimenting with ways to color the “Get Well Soon” robot, I discovered that I really like the way Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers look with each other. So it was “Good-by Bots” and “Hello Razzle Dazzle!” Has that ever happened to you? I will also confess that I am running out of current Designer Series Paper. I can hardly wait until my new Designer Papers arrive Monday. But luckily for me, this selection of Razzleberry Lemonade worked perfectly!
  • Prepare a 7″ x 3-3/4″ card base from textured Bermuda Bay, scored at the top.
  • Select a 6-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper and wrap with Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. Mat onto Soft Suede and adhere to the card base.
  • Ink the “Floral” image from the Razzle Dazzle stamp set with Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers. “Huff” and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Mat with Bermuda Bay followed by Soft Suede. Position and adhere to the card base.
  • Ink the “It’s Good to Dream” sentiment with Bermuda Bay and stamp. (Tip: Because I used a lighter selection of Designer Series Paper, I actually stamped the sentiment onto a small piece of it for a coordinated look. If I had used darker paper, I would have elected to stamp onto Very Vanilla, to match the image block.) Punch out with the Word Window Punch. Mat onto Bermuda Bay which has been punched with the Modern Label Punch.
  • Punch a second Modern Label with Soft Suede. Cut off the ends and layer behind the Bermuda Bay label. Adhere to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Extra bling was added with three Yellow Circle Fire Brads!

Maybe tomorrow I will get around to making the Lots of Bots card…unless I get distracted by another In-Color “Dynamic Duo”!

I know that I always end my posts by saying that your comments are important to me. They truly are! And this morning I received an email which was a day brightener on this cool and rainy Iowa Fourth of July. It is so rewarding to know that people are out there and that they are reading my posts! Thank you to S. in Canada!

Yes, I do enjoy your comments and emails. Please feel free to leave me a comment or email me. Until next time…

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Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle (116714)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (115655), In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers (116329)
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (115675)
Card Stock: Soft Suede (115318), Bermuda Bay (115317), Bermuda Bay Textured (115314—In-Color Assorted Pack), Very Vanilla Textured (108693—Neutrals Assorted Pack), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Word Window Punch (105090), Modern Label Punch (116630)
Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115610), Circle Fire Brads (109110)

Americana

I love the Fourth of July! The parades and the food! The fireworks and the food! Well, you get the picture! In my small community, the Fourth of July celebration is the highlight of the summer. Literally and figuratively, everyone heads uptown for an entire day of entertainment, content to bask in the companionship of their neighbors and friends. Beginning with the Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast, and ending with a fabulous fireworks display, the Fourth of July in this small Midwestern town is a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell illustration and served as my inspiration for this Americana-style card. Enjoy this slice of American Pie!

  • Prepare a 5-1/2″ by 5-1/2″ card base from textured Whisper White card stock. Use a Corner Rounder on the bottom corners.
  • Layer with Night of Navy card stock followed by Whisper White and Real Red. (Tip: A Corner Rounder used on opposite corners breaks up the angularity of the card, adding visual interest.)
  • “Flick paint” this base with slightly diluted white acrylic paint and a tooth brush. (Tip: When flick painting, I always test it on scrap paper to make certain that the paint is the right consistency and that it is producing suitable flecks.)
  • Paint a large chipboard star from On Board Essentials with white acrylic paint. (Tip: After allowing the first coat to dry completely, I lightly sanded with a Sanding Block before applying the second coat.)
  • Flick paint with navy blue acrylic paint.
  • Position and adhere the star in the middle of the card base.
  • For a finishing touch, I added a red button which I had “threaded” with a snippet of Night of Navy card stock.

This was a “Do-I-add-more” card. I debated on whether to add more buttons, or whether to tea-stain it to age it. Should I add more stars? In the end, I decided to keep it clean and simple!

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Card Stock: Whisper White textured (108693—Neutral Assorted Pack), Night of Navy (100867), Real Red (102482)
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
Other: On Board Essential Chipboard (112085), vintage Stampin’ Up! button, White and Navy acrylic paints, toothbrush

Missy and Mom Scrapbook Page

On one of the hottest days last week, with the heat index well over 100 degrees, my Boxer Missy and I had a mini-photo shoot. She had asked nicely to go outside, so I slipped on my flip flops and headed out the door with her. My camera was sitting on the counter, and on a whim I grabbed it. Usually I am on the other end of the camera, but on this day my son agreed to take a few shots. Quick with the shutter, he captured one of my favorite shots, the “doggie kiss”, which is mounted in the center position. Despite the heat, Missy was quite expressive, and he captured several photos which I know we will cherish for many years. For those of you who think that Stampin’ Up! is strictly for cards, this scrapbook page features only Stampin’ Up! products (with the exception of the printed label), including one of the new stamp sets, Circle Circus!
  • This layout incorporates 1- 5″ x 7″ print, and 2- 4″ x 6″ prints (cropped). The prints are matted on Barely Banana, and the 5″ x 7″ is matted again with Certainly Celery. Photo corners are punched from Regal Rose and applied as shown.
  • For my page base, I used textured Certainly Celery. Because I wanted to use up some of my retired Designer Series Paper, I pulled out two selections from Bella Birds. I ran a very wide block horizontally the width of the paper, and a narrower block vertically.
  • Three circles (4-1/4″, 3″, 2-1/2″) are cut from Certainly Celery using the Circle Scissors Plus. Three slightly smaller circles are cut from Barely Banana.
  • Selected stamps from Circle Circus are inked with Close to Cocoa and randomly stamped onto the medium and large sized Barely Banana circles, which are then offset layered onto the Certainly Celery circles.
  • Regal Rose 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon is ran across the bottom of the page base, and also down the vertical strip.
  • The photographs and circles are now positioned and adhered to the page base.
  • For finishing touches, the Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die and the Big Shot are used to cut the larger petals from Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. A Filigree Brad, with a pink Circle Fire Brad through it’s center, serves as the center of the flower. The daisy is adhered off-center on the smallest of the layered Barely Banana-Certainly Celery circles. Three brads from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware are attached to the lower right hand corner.
  • As a final step, I used my computer to print “Missy and Mom” onto Whisper White card stock, punched it out with the Designer Label Punch and mounted in a Raised Dot Designer Holder, also from the Hodgepodge Hardware collection.
Scrapbooking is one of the ways that we have of preserving memories. I know that whenever I view this page, I will always remember our quick little “Mommy-Daughter” photo shoot in our front yard!
The Stampin’ Schach Tip of the Day: I used recurring themes to develop unity in this layout. Notice that we are using Circle Circus, plus we have them stamped on circles, and there are three circular brads. In fact, the entire photo block is roughly the shape of a circle. In selecting the colors, I let the photos dictate the major colors. The brown goes with the brown shirt that I am wearing and Missy’s brindle “fur coat”. The yellows and greens are from the foliage and my bracelet. And the pink…Why it’s from that incredible pink Boxer tongue!
As always, your comments are important to me and help me grow as a paper artist. Please feel free to leave me a comment. Until next time…

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Stamp Set: Circle Circus (115778)
Inks: Close to Cocoa (103139)
Designer Series Paper: Bella Birds
Card Stock: Certainly Celery Textured (108695—Soft Subtle Assorted Pack), Certainly Celery (105125), Barely Banana (102701), Regal Rose (105130), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Tools: Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die (114520), Big Shot (113439), Designer Label Punch (107590), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Photo Corners Punch (109042)
Embellishments: Regal Rose 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (109056), Filigree Brads (112577), Circle Fire Brads (109110), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111325)

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  • For All You Do stamp set
  • All six In-Color Classic Stampin’ Pads (Bahama Bay, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede)
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And if this is not enough, the Standard Starter Kit is available for $199…with incentives including all 6 In-Color Stamp Pads plus a package of 8-1/2” x 11” Assorted In-Color Card Stock…a $43.65 value! The Standard Starter Kit contains:

  • Four Stamp Sets: Fun & Fast Notes, On a Pedestal, Eastern Blooms, Fundamental Phrases, Teeny Tiny Wishes, plus Elegant Thank You (Note: You can substitute for sets of your choice up to the value of the substituted set)
  • Stampin’ Around Wheel: Fast Flowers (or standard wheel of your choice)
  • Stampin’ Around Wheel Handle
  • Stampin’ Around Ink Cartridge in Pixie Pink (or color of your choice)
  • Stampin’ Pastels
  • Blender Pens
  • VersaMark Ink
  • 5 Classic Stampin’ Pads (Basic Black, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Pixie Pink or five colors of your choice)
  • Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist
  • 2 packages of Bold Brights 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock, or color family of your choice
  • Whisper White Card Stock or color of your choice (up to $7.50)
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Tomorrow it’s back to the cards! Until then…

A Cup of Tea

One of the stamp sets that I received in my “Starter Kit” when I became a Stampin‘ Up! demonstrator was “Define Your Life”. I knew that it would be perfect for scrapbooking pages of my son, and today it proved to be just what I needed to create this card for him. Listening to him prepare his audition music this evening was just the inspiration that I needed to get me out of my creative block. The music on this card is from Alexander Goedicke’s “Concert Etude”. Brady played this piece to perfection last spring, and was named “Best of Center” at the Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Ensemble contest. I “tea” stained the music, stamped blocks, and the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper to “age” them. This technique isn’t everyone’s “cup of tea”, but sometimes it is fun to do something a little different! And as far as Brady’s assessment of the card…we are framing it tomorrow! So, let’s have a little spot of tea, shall we?

  • Prepare a 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base from Dusty Durango. (I aged the edges of the paper with a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede ink.)
  • Layer with a selection of Tall Tales Designer Series Paper. I selected the Old Olive tiny circle pattern, which I aged with a wash of Soft Suede ink and water. I then used a blow dryer to dry the slightly damp paper and ironed it flat with a cool iron.
  • Ink the “Create” stamp from Define Your Life with Soft Suede and stamp onto Very Vanilla card stock. Tear the edges, and the age the paper with a mixture of Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger and the Soft Suede wash from the previous step. Repeat this process with the “Cc” stamp from Defining Alphabet and the “Violin” image from Music Expressions. Curl up the edges of the images to add texture. (I added just a smidge of color to the Violin image by using Old Olive ink and a Blender Pen.)
  • Next take the sheet music and “paint” it with reconstituted Walnut Ink Crystals by Little Scraps of Time and Tea Dye Distress Ink. Dry with a blow dryer. (Tip: I distressed the sheet music by crumpling it first and then smoothing it out before applying the wash.) I then rolled up two small pieces of the music into two tubes.
  • Punch a section of the sheet music using the Photo Corner Punch, and apply to opposite corners of the card base.
  • Adhere the images to the card base as illustrated. The letter block and the definition block are popped up on StampinDimensionals, and are accented with buttons from the Button Latte collection. (Tip: Use a snippet of Dusty Durango card stock to give a finishing touch to the buttons. Plus, Mini Glue Dots are just the ticket to hold the buttons firmly in place.)

I had fun releasing my stress by distressing and aging this card! I guess you would say that I was “de-stressing” by “distressing”! If you have any questions at all about the technique used in today’s card, please Email Me.

Please feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you think of today’s card. Your comments are very important to me! Until next time…

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Stamp Set: Define Your Life (114950), Defining Alphabet (114952), Music Expressions (113718)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Old Olive (102277), Walnut Ink Crystals (Scraps of Time), Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Designer Series Paper: Tall Tales (115678)
Card Stock: Dusty Durango (115321)
Tools: Photo Corners Punch (109042)
Embellishments: Button Latte Collection (114333)
Other: Blender Pens (102845), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Sheet Music

It’s Here

Get your pencils and paper ready, and get started on your Wish List! The long awaited moment is here…The 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog has officially arrived!


Just CLICK HERE to download a copy! Be patient…it is a very large file!

Also released is the new Fall-Winter Definitely Decoratively catalog. You cannot believe the exciting new products available. I personally love the Dasher Decor Elements which is available as a Hostess Level 2 award. Check it out on Page 5!


Just CLICK HERE to browse this catalog!

And to make your list making easier, here is your official copy of the Stampin’Up! WISH LIST!

What is in store for you from me? Well, if today’s order is any indication, we’ll see Pendant Park, Medallion, Farm Life, Peace Within, Falling Leaves, Garden Greenhouse and Chic Boutique…just to name a few! If it looks like I went a little overboard, and if my husband happens to read this, I earned free sets through the Stampin’ Start program, an incentive program available for new demonstrators. What better time to redeem them than at the start of a new catalog period!

Thanks for checking in with me today! Now it’s off to create a card or two, and patiently await the delivery of my new stamp sets. Monday should be the Big Day! Until next time…

The More Birds the Merrier

Today’s Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC225) was to use Night of Navy, So Saffron, and Kraft. Since I had not used these sweet little birds from The More the Merrier Hostess Level 3 set, now was the perfect opportunity. With the new catalog going live tomorrow, I know that many of you will be earning your on-line rewards! Combine your orders with a friend or two and qualify for this set. For your convenience, I will have the new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog available on this blog after 12:00 PM (Noon) Mountain Time. I know that we are all anxious to place our orders, but due to catalog transitioning, online ordering will not be available until after noon Mountain Time. Now, back to today’s card. The sketch is quick and easy, and there are several stamp sets that can be substituted until you receive your own “The More the Merrier”!
  • Prepare a standard card base from textured Very Vanilla card stock and score at the top.
  • Layer with textured So Saffron.
  • Cut a strip of Night of Navy textured card stock and punch the edge with the Eyelet Border Punch. Layer with So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon. Attach to the card base as shown.
  • Ink the “Birds” stamp from The More the Merrier with Basic Gray and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Color using a Blender Pen and the following inks: Melon Mambo (heart), Night of Navy (wings) and So Saffron (beaks). Use a Blender Pen and Going Gray Stampin Pastel to create the shadowing below the row of birds. Mat onto Kraft and adhere to the Night of Navy strip.
  • As a finishing touch, ink the “so happy to have a friend like you” sentiment from The More the Merrier and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Punch with the Large Oval Punch and layer on top of a Night of Navy Scalloped Oval, using a Stampin‘ Dimensional. Offset this onto a Kraft Scalloped Oval. Attach to the card base.

The StampinSchach Ramblings: Card making is like a steeplechase, with a variety of hurdles to jump. There are margins that need to be equal and straight. Stamps need to be evenly inked. Layouts need to be balanced. And the list goes on! In the case of blogging, the camera picks up details that I never seem to notice with the naked eye. I can’t begin to tell you the number of times that I have finished a card and photographed it only to discover as I was cropping the print that something looked amiss. So back to the drawing board I would go, making changes and trying to salvage as much of the original card as possible. Did anyone notice that yesterday’s card originally started with Turquoise Square Ice Brads? After looking at it in My Gallery for several hours, I decided to make a change. It now has Pink Circle Fire Brads. Although the Turquoise was beautiful in person, in digital they clashed with the Bermuda Bay Scallop Oval. But you know what? Each one of my mistakes is a learning experience. Don’t let your mistakes get you down. Rare is the paper artist who has not made one. Even the most talented of designers have had to stamp a sentiment more than once, so I never feel badly about the two…or…three…or…Oh, alright…the six times I have had to re-ink a stamp. Instead embrace your mistakes for what they are…ways to help you grow in your card making skills!

Are you ready to earn Hostess Rewards? Consider these options: 1) Hold a catalog party…I will be happy to explain to you how you can do this! 2) Start an online Hostess Club! Contact me today, and I will share the details with you! And if you would love to receive your Stampin‘ Up! products at a discount, join me as a demonstrator today. I would love to have you join my group. With the new catalog complete with new products, plus an exciting press release that I will share with you tomorrow, could there be a better time to be a Stampin‘ Up demonstrator? Please Email Me today!

Your comments are very important to me, so please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…

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Stamp Set: The More the Merrier (115322 Level 3 Hostess)
Ink: Basic Grey (109120), Melon Mambo (115656), Night of Navy (102977)
Card Stock: So Saffron Textured and Night of Navy Textured (108696—Rich Regals 12” x 12” Textured Assorted Pack), Kraft (102125), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305)
Embellishments: So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (SAB)
Other: Blender Pens (102845), Stampin’ Pastels (105542), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Razzleberry Mojo for You

It’s another Mojo Monday! Today’s sketch was perfect for showcasing the rich beauty of Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay. A snippet of Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, a sip of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper, and the bling of Pink Circle Fire Brads complete the look of this card!
  • Prepare a standard card base from Very Vanilla textured card stock and score at the top.
  • Layer with textured Rich Razzleberry card stock.
  • Cut a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ square of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. (I selected the Melon Mambo “Small Squares” pattern.)
  • Add a snippet of Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. (Tip: Since this versatile ribbon is two sided—polka dots on one side and plain on the other—a Mini Glue Dot was used to keep the Polka-Dot side showing.)
  • Punch two strips of Melon Mambo card stock with the Scallop Edge Punch and adhere to opposite edges of the pattern paper.
  • Ink a section of the “Floral Vine” image from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set using Always Artichoke and Rich Razzleberry Stampin‘ Write Markers and stamp onto Very Vanilla card stock. Mat onto Melon Mambo, and adhere to the pattern paper base. The image block is now complete!
  • Position and adhere the image block to the card base.
  • Ink the “For You” sentiment from the Great Friend stamp set with Melon Mambo. Stamp onto Very Vanilla. Punch with the Large Oval Punch and adhere with StampinDimensionals to a Bermuda Bay Scallop Oval. Position and adhere to the card base.
  • For a touch of bling, three Pink Circle Fire Brads are added. Notice how well the Pink coordinates with the Melon Mambo and draws the eye to the gorgeous texture of the Rich Razzleberry card stock.
The new In-Colors are definitely going to be a staple in my Stampin‘ Up! arsenal this year. And this Mojo sketch is superb! Kudos to the Mojo Master who designed it. In the end, the In-Colors and the sketch were a perfect match for each other, resulting in a card which I will be proud to give.
Your comments are very important to me, so please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…


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Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers (113252), Great Friend (113792)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656—Available July 1st), Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker (116329—In-Colors Assortment Set—Available July 1st), Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker (105113)
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (115675—Available July 1st)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla Textured (108693—Neutrals Assorted Pack), Rich Razzleberry Textured (115538—In-Colors Assorted Pack—Available July 1st), Melon Mambo (115320—Available July 1st), Bermuda Bay (115317—Available July 1st), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889)
Embellishments: Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115611—Available July 1st), Circle Fire Brads (109111)