Saturday Showcase

Saturday Showcase | Simply Sweet: Blessed

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Happy Saturday! Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We are setting the mood with Simply Sweet: Blessed.




“Simply Sweet:  Blessed is my favorite set in this series…I adore the tiny sunflower images.  Mixing and combining different shades of yellows and earth tones is a delight with this set and adding in a few florals from other stamp sets is a fun way to add more character to this set as well.”




Saturday Showcase | Ghosts & Ghoulies

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Happy Saturday! Let’s get ready for Halloween and take a closer look at Ghosts & Ghoulies.




“What’s not to love about this time of year!? October is filled with all of my favorites … Halloween, cooler air, colorful falling leaves and all things pumpkin and apple. I incorporated a few of those favorites on my card for today!”



“Bare branches, dark clouds, and a not-so-spooky ghost.  These are a few things that speak Halloween to me and pairing the Ghosts & Ghoulies stamp set with other non-Halloween products is a fun way to jumpstart your creativity!”




“Peek-a-BOO!!  These little ghosts and ghoulies are popping out to say hello!  They’re friendly, playful spirits who obviously like to have a good time and play a bit of hide and seek.  Straying from expected Halloween fare today, I’ve paired the Ghosts & Ghoulies collection with bright colors and smiles instead of black, orange, and ominous expressions.  I think ghosts can be happy, too, especially in October!”




“I love making seasonal gifts for family and friends; and in this case, a few of my “ghoul” friends! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!) I added a bow on the ghost’s head to make these favors a little more feminine and sweet! Halloween is the holiday with candy in mind, so these spooky & sweet candy shaped boxes with be the perfect treat!”



Saturday Showcase | Monster Cards & Treats

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Today, we are getting into the Halloween spirit! Let’s take a closer look at the Monster dies.




Halloween will be so much fun this year, thanks to the Monster dies!  My kids and I created some super-silly tags for candy bars with the Monster and Tagged & Labeled dies.  It was a great family project and the sillier the faces got, the more the kids enjoyed making them!  Just grab the dies, your favorite Halloween cardstock colors, and some glue, then let the antics begin.  









“Nothing is quite as spooky as a monster lurking in a haunted forest! I’ve created some fun Halloween treat holders using the Monster Dies paired with the Peaceful Forest stamp set, which doesn’t look so peaceful today! Ha ha! I love being able to get more mileage from my supplies, like I’ve shown today!”








“The Monster Dies from Ink to Paper are so much fun to create with.  Consider using the dies with felt or patterned paper to create character and interest.  Mix and match the dies using them in unsuspecting and unique ways, allowing each monster to have its own personality.”








Saturday Showcase | It’s a Sign: Love & Kindness

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Let’s take a closer look at It’s a Sign: Love & Kindness.









“When it comes to love and kindness I always think of bright and cheerful colors. Pop on over to my blog to see how I created this rainbow colored card by mixing strips of colorful cardstock and the sentiment and images from It’s A Sign: Love & Kindness!”








“What I love most about the It’s a Sign:  Love & Kindness stamp set is that it can be paired with other sets so easily.  I’ve used the flower dies in this set with trim to create soft, delicate flowers that compliment the beautiful sentiment perfectly.”










When I was creating with Season of Joy for the September release, I remember thinking that the wreath in that set would be pretty for other seasons, too.  Being that fall is only a couple of days away, I decided to test out the theory with some autumn colors, creating several wreaths to use as a backdrop for the beautiful sentiment from It’s a Sign: Love & Kindness.  Turns out, it really does make a wonderful fall decoration, and with the message of appreciation nicely framed against a colorful bed of leaves, this simply made card is ready for giving.”








“I’ve been dying to try using the cute frame from It’s a Sign: Beautiful paired with the Love and Kindness sentiment and today was my chance! I love how easy it is to create cute miniature signs to accent my cards and projects! “








“I’m loving the chalkboard-look in Soft Stone…… allowing the pretty blooms from It’s a Sign: Love and Kindness to pop against the muted background and layered Bitty Big patterned papers.”







Saturday Showcase | Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch

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Today, we are getting a little taste of fall! Let’s take a closer look at Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch collection.


“While Autumn is definitely on the horizon, it’s not here quite yet! I wanted to create a card with the current weather in mind; green leaves, crisp apples, and blue skies! The Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch is one of my favorites from the new release and is perfect to create cards and tags alike! Head to my blog to find out how I created these cards!”







“For a fun twist coloring the apples and leaves in this set, I used one of the small dots from the Watercolor Textures:  Dots stamp set and the small diamond from the Watercolor Textures:  Abstract stamp set.  I love the random blend and overlapping of colors using this fun technique.”







“One of my favorite things about this die and stamp set is how quick and easy it is to create such a detailed looking image!  I adore the basket and accompanying wood grain stamp!  In fact, I think this basket would look great filled with other seasonal images as well!  For my card today, I filled it with some crisp looking green apples..perfect for an early Autumn card!”






“When I was growing up, I remember my mom always had galvanized buckets of flowers and I thought it would be fun to create something along those same lines with the Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch set.  I chose a fall color palette and substituted apples for little flowers, but the sentiment ‘I will always pick you’ is still perfectly fitting!





Saturday Showcase | On the Border: Fall for Foliage

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Today, we are diving into fall! Let’s take a closer look at On the Border: Fall for Foliage die collection.







“During the August release, my Fall for Foliage projects were very much fall-inspired — dark and moody, with quintessential autumn colors.  All of the amazing autumn products had me in the mood for that, but for today’s project, I decided to go a completely different route and brighten things up.  Even though my stamps and dies are still autumnal, adding shiny glitter cardstock and a lighter color palette makes them feel a little less sweater weather and a lot more late summer!






“There are so many creative ways to use the beautiful On the Border:  Fall Foliage die collection.  I’ve die cut my borders from watercolor cardstock and then sponged on a variety of fall colors.  After spritzing them with water, I watched the leaves come to life and blend softly together.”






“I’ve loved using the new On the Border: Fall for Foliage die for lots of Autumn inspired projects, but today I thought I’d try it in a cleaner, more modern way! It paired perfectly with the “For You” sentiment to create a crisp, streamlined thank you card. I love stretching my supplies to use them in many different ways!”






Saturday Showcase | Birdie

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Let’s take a closer look at the Birdie stamp and die collection!




“My yard is filled with trees and as autumn arrives, I love watching the leaves change colors and begin to fall! For today’s card, I created a “window’s view” type perspective with the depth and size of the branch and leaves! I loved using so many of the new release products on this autumn thank you card!”








“Birdie is such a sweet and peaceful set. I love all of the bits and pieces included for building a beautiful tree branch. But for today, I chose a cheery, non traditional autumn color palette for my card and focused on just the flowers to create a pretty floral border. I also mixed it with a couple of must have dies from a previous release!” 

“Overflowing with flowers, sweet birds, lovely bird cages, and heartfelt sentiments…how can you not be smitten with the new Birdie set?  I created a soft and airy design that would would work for many different occasions.  I combined this charming set with a couple of previously released products that I felt complimented each other very well!”






Saturday Showcase | Bon Voyage + Swirling Clouds

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Today, we are going to take a crafty fight! Let’s take a closer look at Bon Voyage and Swirling Clouds product collections







I love creating unconventional baby cards tailored to the gift I’m giving, or to the interests of the new parents; in this case, airplanes! The new Swirling Clouds die paired with Bon Voyage worked so well together to say “Congratulations” on their new little bundle!”








“The new Swirling Clouds dies are irresistible and can be used in so many creative ways.  I love how my watercolor clouds turned out for this card and can’t wait to try them cut from patterned paper and felt!”

Saturday Showcase | Tag Creations: Lemon

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Today, we are going to sweeten up your Saturday with some lemons! Let’s take a closer look at Tag Creations: Lemon. Get ready to add creative sugar to lemons with Tag Creations: Lemon.





“To me lemons represent all things summer, freshness, and fun!  I love to give lemon flavored gifts as they especially make lovely hostess gifts.  What better way to package a lemon flavored gift than with these fun lemon tags?  I love that there are several different ways to customize these Tag Creations: Lemon tags!”






“More than any other season, summer makes me think of bright yellow–probably because it’s associated with sunshine, flowers, and, of course, lemons!  I chose to make some especially bright yellow lemons with bright green leaves for my card today, shades that would be certain to evoke happiness and delight to whoever receives this card.”






“Lemons are such a happy, cheerful  fruit and transition from spring through summer and right on into early fall which is what I was thinking of when making this little chalkboard tag.  A sweet way to send a hug with the new student!”




Saturday Showcase | Beachy Keen

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Today, we are going to the beach! Let’s take a closer look at Beachy Keen. Get ready to take a trip to the beach with Beachy Keen.




“With summer in full swing, Beachy Keen is the perfect set for creating all of your summery, beach themed projects. I chose a tropical color scheme for my card, but you could easily change up the colors to something more peaceful and calming, like the ocean.”







“I’m one of those people that loves to “celebrate the season”, no matter which one it happens to be! For me, that celebration includes handmade cards and gifts to give to family and friends! Beachy Keen is the perfect summer set just bursting with possibilities!”







“Beachy Keen inspires me so much!  I love thinking about all of the soft pastels I’ve seen in the air and sky while visiting the beach and re-creating them using this dreamy stamp set.”