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Mr. Graduate: Masculine Graduation Card

Today, I’ve got graduation on the brain! I am so excited about my upcoming graduation from law school later this month – I guess my subconscious leaked into my crafting! Here, I prepared a masculine congratulations card using the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set and Comfort Cafe DSP.


PAPER: Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Summer Starfruit Cardstock.

INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad, Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad, Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood / Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear, Every Little Bit Wood / Every Little Bit Clear, Blue Ribbon Wood / Blue Ribbon Clear.

TOOLS/SUPPLIES: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Chevron Folder for Big Shot Embossing, Dimensionals.

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Debra’s Home Sweet Home


Featuring, Guest Stamper: Debra

I love Debra’s latest project!  This is a special card for a housewarming party.  I love the use of Alphabet Bigz in fall colors embellished with coordinating leaves.  Gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing, Debra.


PAPER: International Bazaar Designer Series PaperWhisper White CardstockMidnight Muse CardstockCajun Craze CardstockDaffodil Delight CardstockCherry Cobbler CardstockOld Olive Cardstock.
INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.
STAMP SETS: A Word for You Wood / A Word for You ClearFabulous Phrases Wood / Fabulous Phrases Clear.
TOOLS: Alphabet Bigz for Big Shot Die Cutting, Little Leaves SizzlitsWord Window PunchWord Window PunchSmall Heart PunchDotted Scallop Ribbon Border PunchAdorning Accents Folders for Big Shot Embossing.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Linen ThreadRegals Brads, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

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Warm and Beachy Congratulations


I am very excited to share this project.  I made this card for my little sister, who just started her first job!  I couldn’t be more proud of her!!  This card has a special beach inspiration and I found the perfect color palette on Seeds (see below).   As her new job will be close to the ocean, I thought Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, and Soft Suede would make Warm and “Beach-y” Congratulations card.

Island Indigo Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Baja Breeze Cardstock
Island Indigo Stampin’ Pad
Baja Breeze Stampin’ Pad
Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad
Lacy and Lovely Wood / Lacy and Lovely Clear
Perfect Punches Wood / Perfect Punches Clear
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Paper-Piercing Tool
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Modern Label Punch
Label Collection Framelits for Big Shot Die Cutting
Fancy Fan Folder for Big Shot Embossing
Ruffled Ribbon Island Indigo
Linen Thread

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International Bazaar Loves Pool Party

Featuring: Guest Stamper, Debra

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International Bazaar Designer Series Paper is a classy backdrop for this lovely Anniversary card.  The layout is very functional for an at-work-pass-around card as the multiple panels are minimally jazzed and ready for signatures.  What a thoughtful way to celebrate an employee’s one-year anniversary with the organization.  I love unexpected recognition, I’m sure the recipient will be delighted!  You know you have a great hobby when the results can be shared to spread smiles!

Thanks for sharing, Debra!

Pool Party Cardstock
International Bazaar Designer Series Paper
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad
Pool Party Stampin’ Pad
Memorable Moments Wood / Memorable Moments Clear
Friendly Phrases Wood / Friendly Phrases Clear
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Delicate Designs Folder for Big Shot Embossing
Label Collection Framelits
2 1/2 Circle Punch
Large Scallop Edgelits
Ruffled Ribbon Pool Party
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Pool Party Anniversary2 --Audrey

Happy Engagement, Tami & Armando!



With this card, I burned some midnight oil to get my card out asap following the big announcement!  I am so excited for my dear friend, Tami and her wonderful fiance Armando!  This couple is very special to my husband and I was so excited to make this card for them to celebrate their engagement.

Best Wishes!

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Glossy White Cardstock
Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper (Retired)
A Word for You Wood / A Word for You Clear
Flowering Flourishes Wood / Flowering Flourishes Clear
Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Pad 126985
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Ruffled Ribbon Wisteria Wonder

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Olympic Inspiration

I am totally addicted to watching the Summer Olympics! Last night, my obsession crept into my crafting!  I was watching my favorite Olympian – Missy Franklin – and I was inspired to create thiscard.  Go USA!!


Glossy White Cardstock
Raspberry Ripple Cardstock
Midnight Muse Cardstock
Gumball Green Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad
Fabulous Phrases Wood / Fabulous Phrases Clear
1 Circle Punch
1 1/4 Circle Punch
1 3/8 Square Punch
Fancy Fan Folder for Big Shot Embossing
Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse

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OlympicRIngs1 --Audrey

Summertime with Melon Mambo

Summertime Melon Mambo


Using my One Sheet Wonder DSP from yesterday, I created this Congratulations card.  I layered Old Olive Cardstock, Melon Mambo Cardstock and Calypso Coral Cardstock to bring out the coordinating inks in my custom DSP.

This card truly highlights the stamping craft.  So often we are lost in embellishments and fancy tools.  With this card I returned to the foundation of my love of cardmaking….STAMPING! :)

Calypso Coral Cardstock 122925
Old Olive Cardstock 100702
Melon Mambo Cardstock 115320
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Melon Mambo Stampin’ Pad 126948
Old Olive Stampin’ Pad 126953
Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad 126983
Mixed Bunch Wood 125535 / Mixed Bunch Clear 125537
Itty Bitty Banners Wood 126255 | Itty Bitty Banners Clear 126257
Bitty Banners Framelits 129267
Scallop Trim Border Punch 118402
Summertime Melon Mambo-Interior Summertime Melon Mambo2

Clean & Simple in Wisteria Wonder

Wisteria Wonder - Happy Graduation


Classic fun with gorgeous Wisteria Wonder!











This card was really fun to make for my Aunt, who just graduated from nursing school. I wanted to create a sophisticated and feminine card to congratulate her on this incredible achievement.

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