Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6/30 New Stampin' Up! Cards & a Special Rejoin Starter Kit!

Tomorrow is the Stampin'Up New Catalog Kick Off at my home in Lino Lakes. I'm really excited about everything that Stampin'Up will be offering in the Accessories Section of the catalog. Oh, but where to begin! I feel like I've just strolled into the 31 Flavors Store - how can I possibly pick what I want to get first! lol! I KNOW that some of you will feel the exact same way so I will be creating some product shares so we can all enjoy a little bit of everything in our paper and accessories department. Since I can't post this information in advance, stay tuned to my blog for further information.


I do have some cards to share . . . this is what we will be making at tomorrow's FREE Make and Takes. They are so quick and easy to make, but oh so pretty! (at least in my opinion, anyway . . . . ) This first one uses a stamp set from our Level One Hostess Section. The stamp set is called Because I Care. I used a brand new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Vintage Wallpaper. GORGEOUS!! The flower and sentiment are stamped with a new deep brown ink called Early Espresso. The inside of this card uses a second generation impression of this stamp. The paper is Confetti White and Baja Breeze. The main image panel is popped up on Dimensionals.


My next card uses the new stamp set called Friends Never Fade and a new word set that is totally punch friendly called Perfect Punches. I LOVE any sentiment that can be punched out, don't you? The Designer Series Paper that you see coordinates with the Friends Never Fade stamp set. I LOVE it when Stampin'Up does this. I'm addicted to everything coordinating!! I used Pumpkin Pie paper for the base of my card, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip ink and the Wide Oval Punch to punch out my sentiment. The white paper panels are in Naturals White.

I do hope you can drop in to pick up your new catalog and enjoy creating the cards. My long-distance customers . . . do not worry, your catalog is already on it's way to you. If you are in need of a Stampin'Up catalog, please e-mail me. The catalog is FREE when you place at least a $50 order . . . or you can purchase it for $10 and that INCLUDES shipping and handling.

Today is the last day to become a demonstrator for $99. How is it that you've been able to resist?? Please e-mail me if your resistance is breaking down. I would love to help you be the best you can be as a Stampin'Up Demonstrator.

Have you been a Stampin' Up demonstrator in the past, but quit for one reason or another? Then YOU will want to wait until tomorrow to sign up!! During the month of July, any former Stampin' Up demonstrator (who resigned on or prior to March 31, 2010) can rejoin Stampin' Up for only $35!! To rejoin Stampin' Up, former demonstrators only need to purchase the Rejoin Starter Kit and sign and complete a new Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreement.

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:

  • 2010-2011 Idea Books and Catalog (8)
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Guest Invitation Post Cards (100)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)
  • 2010 Definitely Decorative Catalog (1)
  • Celebrando Creatividad (1)
  • Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription

Former demonstrators will already have the stamping supplies they need, so, in order to keep the price so low, the Rejoin Starter Kit contains the bare essentials to help you get your businesses back up and running.

Details to Remember:

  • This offer is available to all former demonstrators, regardless of how long ago they stopped being demonstrators. Stampin' Up will be contacting dropped demonstrators from the last three years.
  • This kit does not include any Stampin' Up products.
  • Former demonstrators may add either or both of the optional add ons to their starter kit. (See starter kit form for add-on contents.)
  • This is no Online option for this kit. Rejoin Starter Kit order forms must be submitted by mail.
  • The Rejoin Starter Kit order and Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreements must be received by Stampin'Up by July 31, 2010.
Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting my blog today!!

Kay Kalthoff - Stamping to Share!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

6/24 Paris in the Spring


Isn't this card a beauty? The sketch came from SCS. As soon as I saw it, I knew I would be using my Eiffel Tower from the Artistic Etchings stamp set. I paired it up with Eastern Blooms for a Paris in the Spring card. My base is textured Riding Hood Red and I distressed the edges just a bit by rubbing my Crumb Cake ink pad directly onto the card stock. The Designer Series Paper is from the new pack called Newsprint. Won't it be perfect for all of those heritage photos you've been wanting to scrapbook? I'm really excited about it. The bright red pop that you see on this card is called Poppy Parade . . . a new "In Color" that will be in town for the next two years. I LOVE it . . . my favorite "In Color" for sure.

The inside panel of my card just extends the theme and the bright red pop comes along, too, as a skinny strip of paper running along the side. Thanks so much for dropping by to visit! Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Artistic Etchings(available July 1), Eastern Blooms
Paper: Textured Riding Hood Red (available July 1), Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Naturals Ivory, Poppy Parade (available July 1), Newsprint DSP (available July 1)
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake (available July 1)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack to make the hole for the brad, Paper Snips
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brad, Kraft Taffeta
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Dotto to adhere the skinny punched strip along the bottom of the card, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scotch Tape to adhere the ribbon to back of the flower embellishment

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6/23 Card for Carson


It's a BOY!! I made a card today to send to my friends on the birth of their new baby son. And, though Carson is a bit young to appreciate this card . . . his big brother, five year old Cooper, will like the snail and puppy dog tail! Just this past Monday, I received my six free stamp sets from Stampin'Up for Sale-a-bration Sales and Recruiting and I used two of those new sets on this card - French Filigree and Everything Nice. I thought the French Filigree looked a bit like "snips" so that is why is used it with Old Olive ink onto my Pear Pizzazz background. Yup . . . Pear Pizzazz is a Sneak Peek into our new "In Colors". The snail is colored with markers in Chocolate Chip and Pear Pizzazz and then the swirl is drawn in with the fine tip of the Old Olive marker. The blue on this card is Pacific Point, an "In Color" from the past that is returning as a regular line color on July 1. I LOVE Pacific Point and I think it looks really great with Pear Pizzazz.

I found a sketch challenge from a couple weeks back over a SCS that inspired me in my creation of this card. As you can see, I turned the challenge sketch on its side. I really love how this turned out and hope that Jenni, Jeff, Cooper and Carson like it, too.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Stamps: French Filigree, Garden Whimsy, D is for Dog, Everything Nice, Nursery Necessities, Nursery Letters Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Pacific Point (available July 1), Early Espresso (Available July 1), Pear Pizzazz (Available July 1), Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP (retired)
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point (Available July 1)
Tools: Jumbo Wheel Handle, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch
Accessories: Sherbet Designer Buttons, Linen Thread
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, SNAIL to adhere the Whisper White, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots to adhere the buttons

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6/22 Artistic Etchings Over Fresh Cuts


I have a card to share for this week's Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge! It's a Sneak Peek stamp set called Artistic Etchings and it will be in the new catalog debuting on July 1. I stamped the images on Naturals Ivory, cut them out and layered them over my square of card stock vellum anchored down with Vintage Brads. The image below the vellum is from the stamp set called Fresh Cuts. Everything is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

Thanks so much for the blog visit and hope you stop back again soon! Have a great day and Happy Stamping!!

Stamps: Artistic Etchings (available July 1), Fresh Cuts
Paper: Basic Gray, Kraft, Naturals Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch (available July 1), Large Oval Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Friday, June 18, 2010

6/18 Shadow Dance Memory


This is a card I created for my clubs to make in order to showcase the Shadow Dance Technique. I love how pretty and elegant it is. Shadow Dancing is such a simple technique. All you do is stamp your image in White Craft ink onto your choice of colored card stock. Once it is dry, stamp the image again using ink that matches the card stock. Offset the image just slightly with a Stamp-a-ma-jig and you will get the Shadow Dance look.

The square medallion is made with the Eyelet Border Punch. I started with a 3" square of Chocolate Chip card stock and then center punched each side once. The Close to Cocoa card stock uses the Circles #2 Die and the Big Shot machine. This size is nice for layering behind the 1 3/4" Circle Punch which is what I used to cut out my main image.

The stamp set is called "Close as a Memory" and it is on our Last Chance List. I have used this set over and over ever since it debuted. The sentiments are really nice and the sprig of flowers can be used on many different types of cards.

Thank you so much for dropping by to visit my blog today . . . Happy Stamping!!

Stamps: Close as a Memory
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa
Ink: White Craft, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Circles #2 Die, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Paper Piercer with Mat Pack to make holes for the brads
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons,
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots to adhere the button

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

6/17 LNS Wheeling Along


This is a card I made for the Wheely Wonderful Late Night Stampers Challenge. If you are like me, you probably aren't using your wheels as often as you thought you might. As I've mentioned before, I LOVE using them for quick backgrounds like I did at the base of this card. Tone on Tone where the ink matches the card stock is such a great way to add an interesting element to your cards. I rolled it again along a panel of Whisper White card stock and I like the way that looks, too. It makes a nice anchor for the stamps I put into the circle panel. The stamp set is called Hello Again.

Have a great day, thanks so much for dropping by my blog and Happy Stamping!!

Stamps: Hello Again, Retro Remix Wheel
Paper: Pacific Point (sneak peak from the new catalog), Marina Mist (another Sneak Peak), Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Pacific Point (sneak peak)
Tools: Circle Scissors Plus, Wheel Handle, Pinking Hearts Border Punch from the Occasions Mini but still available to order, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories: 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (sneak peak)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, SNAIL for adhering the Whisper White, Stampin' Dimensionals for popping up the wheeled panel

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

6/16 I pick . . . Batty for You


I used to play the Sketch Challenges at Splitcoast Stampers all the time, and then I stopped and kind of forgot about them. Today, I was surfing around (as I was avoiding doing something I should have been doing!) and came across this week's sketch. And, I wondered . . . if I were to do this sketch, which stamp set would I pick? Hmmmm . . . I think I would pick Batty for You. So I did . . . I picked it, I played it and this is the card I made! Fun, isn't it? I used soon to be retired paper from Stampin'Up called Cast a Spell. I only have just a few scraps of it left because I loved it so much and used it a lot for projects I made last fall.

The base of the card is Elegant Eggplant. I decided to make a standard sized card instead of a square one and I used circles instead of squares for my images. The sentiment is from the stamp set called All Holidays and it is punched out with the Modern Label Punch. The layer behind is from the Movers and Shapers Magnetic Dies that I used with the Big Shot.

There's a sneak peak on this card . . . the ribbon! It is lovely . . . 1/8" wide Taffeta and it will come in all of our Starter Colors. It's adhered to the card with a glue dot.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Batty for You, All Holidays
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Cast a Spell DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Movers and Shapers Magnetic Dies, Texturz Plate, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch
Accessories: 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (Available July 1 from Stampin'Up), Vintage Brads
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon

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6/16 My Second Rag Purse Project


Here it is . . . my second Rag Purse Project! I'm getting better . . . going from eight hours to a mere two hours to completion time. I actually made this purse the same day that I made my Convention Tote that you can see in yesterday's post. So . . . 10 hours of sewing kind of took it out of me! lol! The kids are pretty proud of me, though, and I felt like I did a pretty good job. At least now I have a couple of samples to show my customers what can be done with the Big Shot and the Scallop Die Square.


For my closure, I ran some leftover pieces of fabric through the Big Shot using the Circles Die #2. Then I layered them together and adhered the whole thing to the purse with on of our Summer Sun Corduroy brads. I will be sorry to see these brads go. They look sooooo good as a center to our fabric flowers. You might still be able to order them on the Last Chance Accessories List for 50% off. See my shopping button at the end of this post.

This purse is made from four "fat quarters" that I purchased for 99 cents each. I got two of the wild pattern and two in coordinating yellow. This purse was really fun to put together because the fabric pattern was so much fun to work with.


I put the wild fabric to the outside and the yellow to the inside. I really like that look.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a visit!!

Tools: Big Shot Machine, Scallop Square Die, Circles Die #2, Sewing Machine
Other: Cotton Fabric (Fat Quarters), Batting, Thread, Summer Sun Corduroy Brad, Fabric Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Large Cutting Mat, Acrylic Ruler for cutting fabric

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

6/15 My Swap Tote for Convention

Late last week, I decided I could put it off no longer. I wanted to create a tote with my Big Shot to carry my swaps in when I go to convention. My three teenage daughters donated their ripped up and beyond repair blue jeans for my project. The only problem is . . . I don't sew. Just looking at a sewing machine about gives me the hives so this was not a project I was terribly excited about. BUT . . . I've changed my tune!! Just look at what I made!!!

This is the front. As you can see, I used the Scallop Square Die to cut out dark blue and medium blue denim for my tote. The medium blue jeans were pretty faded on the outside, but the inside looked good, so the good side that you see is actually the inside of the jeans. I made the handles pretty long so that I could carry the tote over my shoulder.

This picture shows a side view of my tote. I made it two squares wide so that there would be plenty of room for my swaps. The flower is made from leftover pieces of denim run through the Big Shot with the Flower Folds Die.

This picture shows off the roomie inside . . . so roomie that it actually fits my plastic container that I keep my swap cards in! This container holds 50 - 75 cards and it fits into my new Big Shot Tote just perfectly!!!

Lookie, lookie!! I'm soooo excited about this!! Isn't it awesome??

Finally, one more picture that shows how the tote looks when I have it full of swap cards.

I know that someone is going to ask me if I am going to teach a class on making this tote and the answer is NO! I think it took me eight hours to figure out how to do this. I spent at least an hour of that time just trying to thread the needle. I never realized just how bad my eyes are . . . just how big and clumsy my fingers are . . . and just how short my patience is!! My kids (all three love to sew) had to come to my rescue many times. Once, when I lost my patience and started yelling (LOUDLY) for someone to come help me, my youngest daughter (who is easily amused) actually had to leave the room because she didn't want me to see her LAUGHING at me!!  (She was right to leave the room at that moment.)

I will give you the link, however, that helped me create this tote. Thank you to Angie Kennedy Juda and her video on how to make a Rag Quilt Purse.

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Tomorrow, I will show you the second project I made . . . a Rag Quilt Purse using fat quarters that only took me two hours to make!! Yes, I'm improving! lol!

Tools: Big Shot Machine, Scallop Square Die, Flower Folds Die, Sewing Machine
Other: Denim Fabric (I cut up old blue jeans), Batting, Thread, Jumbo Brad in White, Fabric Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Large Cutting Mat, Acrylic Ruler for cutting fabric

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Monday, June 14, 2010

6/14 Wheely Wonderful Challenge!


The challenge this week at the Late Night Stamper Yahoo Group is "Wheely Wonderful!" Another words . . . use your wheels! Alas, my wheels are quite neglected . . . unless I need them for a quick background. My favorite Stampin' Up wheel is the Jumbo Wheel called Whimsy. I love the swirls and bubbles and I think it works great for underwater/fish type cards. You can see some examples of this wheel by clicking HERE.

My card today uses the wheel called It's Beautiful and it's retiring as of June 30. I rolled it once across the bottom base of my card, and then I rolled it once more across a panel of Whisper White. I rolled it first and then trimmed it to fit, leaving some white space at the bottom so I would have room to stamp my sentiment. The heart and sentiment are from the stamp set Always. I can't even remember the last time I used that set, but it must be a popular one as it is not on the retirement list. I think we've had it for a couple of years now. I do love the heart and sentiments in this set.

Thanks so much for dropping by to visit my blog. Here are the supplies I used:

Stamps: Always, Jumbo Wheel It's Beautiful
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Tools: Jumbo Wheel, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Adhesives: SNAIL (my favorite adhesive to attaching panels of Whisper White or Very Vanilla), Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (my favorite adhesive for attaching our heavier weight card stock), Stampin' Dimensionals (my favorite adhesive for adding lift to my image panels)

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

6/13 Casing my friend, LeAnne Pugliese


One of my blogging friends, LeAnne Pugliese the author of Wee Inklings, is the Featured Stamper today at SCS. Of course I had to play!! I picked the card that you see on the left to "case" because it is simple and sweet. I changed the paper, eliminated the punched edge, added a sentiment and Designer Series Paper for my version of LeAnne's card. The DSP that you see is from the Holiday Lounge pack. I LOVE it when I can take a Holiday Themed pack of DSP and use it in a non-Holiday way. This card is a great one for when you need something quick and simple. It uses the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch that debuted in the Occasions Mini Catalog and is still available for you to purchase. This punch will also be in our new Idea Book and Catalog that goes live on July 1.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! Here are the supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge DSP
Ink: Sahara Sand
Tools: Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sahara Sand Marker to put on a dot for the eye
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

6/12 Brayered Designer Paper


This card is an example of another way that you can use a brayer in your stamp room. You can take a piece of Designer Series Paper and brayer over it with the ink color of your choice. This card is for the Late Night Stamper Challenge to use your brayer this week. I used Wild Wasabi ink over a piece of Black and Vanilla DSP.

This card also shows another technique that is fun to try . . . paper piecing. First I stamped the cheese grater onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using black ink. Then I stamped the image again on a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock and one more time onto Brushed Silver card stock. Cut and paste the pieces as you like over the Very Vanilla image and you have just created an image that has been paper pieced. I used the negative image from the lattice die to add focus to my main image.

Did you notice any sneak peak items that will be in the new catalog? Here they are: Wild Wasabi ink and card stock, a new Designer Series Paper called Newsprint, and a new Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch that can be layered behind the 1 3/4" Circle Punch . . . I LOVE that!!

Thanks for visiting my Stamping to Share blog today. Here are the supplies I used:

Stamps: Puns from the Past
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi (new), Basic Black, Newsprint DSP (new)
Ink: StazOn Black, Wild Wasabi (new)
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Lattice Die Cut, Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch (new), 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Brayer, Scallop Circle Punch and Small Oval Punch for inside panel
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals,

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Friday, June 11, 2010

6/11 Stamping to Share Demo Meeting



This past week, I had my down line meeting for Creative Crafters' Stamping to Share. We had lots of fun (as always) and learned so many new things. There is business training, recognition, a swap and stamping; of course there is stamping! Sue McNeill coordinated the project this month and she taught us how to make Faux Embossed Leather based on a Faux Embossed Leather Tutorial that she learned from SU demonstrator Sharon Field. Sue used the technique to create a gift card holder and I'm showing you the one I made the night of our demo meeting. Isn't it to die for gorgeous? I will definitely be sharing this project with my stamp clubs this fall.



 I also want to share the swap cards with you. Our theme for June's demo swap was "Something Summery." Below are the cards that were made:







And, lastly, my card for the swap


I used the Summer Mini Designer Series Paper called Tropical Oasis and cut out the Pumpkin Pie flowers. I thought they looked really exotic against a black backdrop. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Teeny Tiny Wishes. (A set that never seems to leave my stamp table! I use it constantly!) The Scallop Oval Frame die created the Whisper White frame and I accented the card with Earth Elements Brads and Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6//9 LSN Brayer Challenge - Card Two


I created this card for this week's Late Night Stamper Challenge which is to use your brayer. I used some Presto Patterned Designer Series Paper for a couple of the background papers. It's so cool to just whip your brayer out, roll out the color of your choice and ta da . . .  it looks like you just did some fancy embossing!

OK . . . I'll be the first to tell you that I am a novice when it comes to using the brayer for creating landscapes . . . but, I have to admit that I kind of like the way this card turned out. My sun has a "halo" which I'm not entirely pleased with . . . but a white halo is better than a green one which I think is what blue and yellow would create if I got the brayer any closer. I'm open to your suggestions for improvement!

How do you like that "shape?" Kind of wild and whimsical . . . isn't it? I was inspired by the cards that Mary Jo Price-Williams created for her weekly Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (which I incorporated into this card for a double challenge!) She used the Top Note Die to cut a narrower shape and that is what I was going to do, too . . . but then I thought, hmm . . . how else could I make a shape with the Top Note and this is what happened! I simply put the edges of my paper just part-way onto the Top Note to cut the shapes. You have to run your paper and die through the Big Shot machine four times and I think each one that you create would be different from the next one because it is hard to judge exactly where to put it for an "even" look! And, you know that when we can't get something "even" we call it "whimsical!" lol!

I have two sneak peak products on this card . . . Daffodil Delight paper and ink on the sun and and Crumb Cake ink for the sand. I used makers to color my palm tree.

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for dropping by my blog for a visit.

Stamps: Tropical Party from the Summer Mini, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Presto Patterned Specialty DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, StazOn Black
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Top Note Die, Brayer
Accessories: Chocolate Chip and Garden Green Marker
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

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