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Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit - 20 Sweet & Easy Notecards from Stampin' Up!

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Last night, I put this 20 card kit called Hip Hip Hooray together in about an hour and 15 minutes. I love the sweet size (3.5" x 5"). I love that all of the die cuts have adhesive on them. The kit included dimensionals, but I chose not to use them. I decided to keep these cards nice and super flat. The only thing I didn't like, is that it is a very tight fit into the envelopes which are also provided. The 3.5" side fits fine, but the five inch side is really tight so I ended up cutting about 1/8" off the 5" side so that it would slide into the envelope a little easier.


You get die cuts, twine, clips, Basic Gray ink, three stamps, pre-cut and pre-scored printed card bases. The directions are good. And, it's easy to vary the ideas a bit to suit your own tastes. 


Above and below are some close ups to help you see the details even better. They are pretty and the pop of Calypso Coral just makes these cards rock!  If you are interested in giving Stampin&#…

Starburst Sayings in a Vintage Way with How To Video

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This card takes the funky fun and trendy Starburst Sayings and gives it just a bit of twist with Vintage. I love to combine the unexpected . . . such as arrows and chevrons with a doily and a blast of bright Calypso Coral and Whisper White with Crumb Cake.


Above, you can see the inside panel of the card. Below, is a video to take you through all the steps I took to make this card.


Bundles: Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and Banners Framelits Bundle saving you 15% (Wood Mount 134815, Clear Mount 134816) Paper:Calypso Coral (122925)Crumb Cake (120953)Whisper White (100730) Ink:Calypso Coral (126983) Tools:Big Shot Machine (113439)Banners Framelits from the above bundle Top Note Die (113463) Arrows Embossing Folder (132187)2 ½” Circle Punch (120906) Accessories:Clear Block Bundle (118491) Embellishments:Natural Chevron Ribbon (132982)Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) Adhesives:Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)Dimensionals(104430)SNAIL (104332)
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Perfect Pennants Post It Note Holder with How To Video

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This is a fun little project that takes hardly any time at all! Perfect for making someone feel special. I made a Post It Holder . . . which really is just a wrap around. I let the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper do all the "work" for me. Everything I put that paper on just adds an extra level of gorgeousness!


Here's a closeup. I used the Perfect Pennants and coordinating Banners Framelits Bundle. The rope rhinestones give this 3D just the right amount of "bling!" Below is the How To video. Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!



Bundles: Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and Banners Framelits Bundle saving you 15% (Wood Mount 134815, Clear Mount 134816) Paper:Tangerine Tango (111349)Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (132994) Ink:StazOn Black (101406) Tools:Big Shot Machine (113439)Banners Framelits from the above bundle Paper Piercing Tool for rhinestone placement (126189) Accessories:Clear Block Bundle (118491) Embellishmen…

Canvas Creations Flower on an All Occasion Card with How To Video

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I am missing the Olympics! I really don't watch much TV, but every four years I settle in for two weeks of watching Prime Time Olympic Coverage. The Winter Olympics are my favorite because in MN, we are extremely well-acquainted with snow and all the activities surrounding it. I miss most of the Summer Olympics because well, it's SUMMER and in MN we are busy - lots of daylight, warm temps, going out of town on weekends, making S'mores in that perfect moment of time just as it's cooling off and just before the mosquitoes  come out in full force . . . but I digress!

My cards today were made to honor three Olympic card makers on my Stamping to Share Team. Irene, Faith and Dawn M posted the most card samples in our group site during the 17 days of the contest. They are quick and fun and much prettier IRL as then you can see the shimmer and shine of the Brushed Gold.


Here is the inside panel, because no matter how beautiful the outside of the card is, people are going to op…

Blessed Easter Watercolor Card with How To Video

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Do you need a "burst of Spring?" Making this card was so much fun, I almost forgot that we are very nearly buried under nearly a foot of fresh snow.


This was the view from one of our kitchen windows on Friday morning. My hubby was out clearing off snow for us and for one of our neighbors for nearly three hours! He actually had to take a break and that would be the first time I've ever seen him do that. It was almost more than our snowblower could handle!

I hope you will enjoy the video and create your own version of a spring card today. Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you!



Stamps:Blessed Easter(133212) Paper:Tangerine Tango(111349)Very Vanilla(101650)Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper(130144)Watercolor Paper(122959) Ink:StazOn Black(101406)Old Olive(126953)Tangerine Tango(126946) Accessories:Aqua Painters(103954)Clear BlockBundle (118491) Embellishments:Natural CottonRibbon (127844) Adhesives:MultipurposeLiquid Glue (110755)Dimensionals(104430)
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Fine Feathers All Occasion Card with How To Video

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Another card for next week's Card Buffet. So pretty . . . so easy! Check out all the "how to's" below in the video. Hopefully it won't be too cold for people to stop by next week. Well . . . as long as you dress for it . . . ! ha! And, don't breathe "in" while you are outside, you should be fine! lol! At least my stamp studio will be warm and cozy with a choice of coffee, tea, cocoa or cider. Ahhhhh.


A quick peek at the inside of the card. Not too fancy. Lots of room to personalize it for whatever the occasion calls for down the road. Here is the video:



Have a great day and and great weekend! Thanks for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps:Fine Feathers (Wood Mount 132578, Clear Mount126517) Gorgeous Grunge (Wood Mount 130514, Clear Mount130517) Paper:Crumb Cake(120953)Island Indigo(122923)Very Vanilla(101650) Ink:Crumb Cake(126975)Island Indigo(126986) Accessories:Clear BlockBundle (118491) Embellishments:Gold Baker’sTwine (132975)Gold Sequin Trim(132…

Starburst Sayings Paired with Happy Hour along with a How To Video

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Two wonderful days of melting in Minnesota and now it's back to winter. I was so tickled by all the melting going on yesterday that I actually video taped three minutes of dripping water! The sound of it is just delightful. Today? We are expecting up to 10" of snow. Fortunately, I have a bright and cheerful card to share along with the video and all the measurements! 

Retro Fresh Designer Series paper and the coordinating Washi tape bring this card to life! This birthday card will be on my card buffet next week. I paired Starburst Sayings with Happy Hour and I like the look!


Here is the inside panel of the card. Super sweet and quite easy to create as you will see from the video below.



Bundles: Starburst Sayings Stamp Set and Starburst Framelit Dies Bundle saving you 15% (Wood Mount 134817, Clear Mount134818) Stamps:Happy Hour (Wood Mount 132013, Clear Mount126642) Paper:Coastal Cabana (131297)Very Vanilla (101650)Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993) Ink:Tangerine Tango(12…