Mother’s Love- Red version

Recently for the Pals February Blog Hop I showed the Mother’s Love pink birthday cards. See the pink cards here.

Today I’m showing you the red version.  I used the Oval Framelits to cut the oval from the red paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4.  I then used that “leftover” piece to make the card on the left.  Whenever I cut Stampin’ Up! card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP), I try to think about how to cut it and get to use the “leftover” piece.  I also organize the scraps from the card stock and DSP.

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My craft room used to be covered in card stock scraps that I planned to sort by color some day.  Well, some day usually didn’t happen… then my world was changed.  I now have a four drawer file cabinet that has significantly simplified my retired paper and scrap paper storage.  Here’s a picture of my “current Stampin’ Up! colors” scrap drawer.  I use my scraps.  It’s easy to put them away.  Problem solved!  Two other drawers are for retired Stampin’ Up! cardstock.  In those I keep both the full sheets and the scraps together in the same folder. If you are looking for a package of retired Stampin’ Up! card stock, please email me.  I probably have it.

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I put the ten current “In colors” in the front.  I have the rest of the current colors starting with yellow and going all the way to black at the far back.  Since I have gone through Stampin’ Up! color family changes, I’ve found it’s easier for me to not worry about the color families -Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals.  I have all the yellows from light to dark and then the pinks light to dark,etc.  I never have any trouble finding the color I’m looking for.  When I start making a card I check the scrap drawer before cutting a new full sheet.

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I have a file folder for each color labeled and a circle sample of the color.  Let me know if you’re interested in how I store my DSP or current colors full sheets.

Best Day Ever – Attempt two

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Yesterday I posted the first attempt at this card.  See it here.

I wanted to figure out which card was the favorite to send our friend, and also to enter in Mojo Monday card sketch challenge.  If you are a stamper you should enter the challenge.  See the challenge here.

Please leave me a comment and vote on your favorite.   Abby picked her favorite this morning and we sent it on to our sweet friend.

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Did you notice the heart on the card?  I stamped it with the heart from Best Day Ever.  I punched it out with the heart from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and then covered it with the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.  This is the first time I’ve used these epoxy stickers and I love them.  I can’t wait to use them again.  Hmmm, who needs a card with a heart, star or circle on it?

Be awesome today!





Best Day Ever/YOU made My DAY

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Our very good friend surprised Abby with flowers and candy the other day.  Of course Abby was thrilled, and wanted to send a very special thank you note.  I decided to use the MOJO Monday sketch 387 and here’s what I came up with for my first attempt.  Tomorrow I’ll show you the second attempt and you can tell me which you like better.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Best Day Ever set which I got free during Sale-A-Bration.  I love the saying, “You made MY DAY,” because our friend really did Make Abby’s Day!  The Calypso Coral Pompom Trim made the card even more special!  I added hearts along the bottom of the envelope.  When the card arrives, do you think they will open the bills first or the envelope with hearts across it?   I know which one I would open first.

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Here’s the happy inside of the card.  I left room in the middle for Abby to write a note.

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I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 2003.  It truly brings me joy to make a card and send it to someone who I think will feel joy receiving it!

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