Thank You |Best Wishes| In The Tropics

The In the Tropics stamp set reminds me of sun and relaxation. Blooms that should be stamped with very bright colors.  Our Be Amazing color collection was perfect for this!

I used the Journey Rectangles the Fancy Label Dies to cut out a piece of Whip Cream  card stock. [Be sure to save the Fancy Label piece that you cut out, you will need that later.]

The tropical blooms were randomly stamped in the following ink:  Cosmic Grape, Turbo Teal, Outrageous Pink, Orange Rave and Limeade Splash.

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This panel was popped up onto an Electric Lime card base using Foam Squares.

On the insert piece, I stamped the Best Wishes sentiment that comes from the Everyday Script [this set also comes as a bundle with coordinating dies] in Black Licorice Ink. It was adhered using Craft Glue and inset onto the card base.  I added Sparkle Silk to finish off the card.Thank You In the Tropics2

Here is a video for you!

I love that there is really no paper waste on this card because you are reusing the insert.

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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Ears to You

How cute is this little bunny?!?!?!?  And I got it for free with my order.  Yep, this little guy/gal is Hop Cuts and is a Bloom Benefit that you can get with an order of $100 or more.  It is so cute!

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I cut a piece of Lemon Grass (CS-0019) card stock and using our Fringe Shears (To-0081), made the grass.  I popped that up using Foam Squares (AD-0085) onto a piece of Spring Filled Prints (PP-0051).  I took a piece of our Amazing Stripes Ribbon (AC-0203) and adhered it to the bottom of the grass using Easy Glide (AD-0081).  I the popped up the whole panel onto a Pool Play (CS-0092) card base using Foam Squares (AD-0085). 

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Using Bubble Gum (CS-0099), Sweet Berry (CS-0034), Lemon Drop (CS-0018), Sweet Pear (CS-0095) and Grape Fusion (CS-00121) card stock, I cut out the Bloom Benefit – Hop Cuts Die (DI-0387).  I cut out the tail portion using Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock and applied a piece of White Liner Sheets (AD-0113) to it and added Journey Sparkle Cuts (AC-0151).

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Then using the Fancy Label Die (DI-0035), I cut out a label in Sweet Pear (CS-0095) and Lemon Grass (CS-0019) and sponged the edges with Summer Days (IP-0042) Stamped the Ears to You from the All Ears ATS (AT-0162) in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) and popped it up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0085).  I added some of our Rainbow Drops (AC-0178) with Glue Dots (AD-0083).

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This is a great card to work on with the kids and yes the bunny would look very cute cut out of pattern paper.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped  with Love.


Happy Halloween | Gimme Sugar | Bloom Benefit

For today’s card, I used the Haunted Halloween (AT-0205) Bloom Benefit  (Available with an order of $75 or moresee the end of this post for more details on the Bloom Benefits) from the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028) as the focal point for this card.  I had leftover of the Black (IP-0099) and Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder that I had mixed together from the card the day before so I decided to try it with this stamp.  I do love how the Silver mixed with Black looks.  I embossed the image onto a piece of Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) cardstock and cut it out using the Fancy Labels Die (DI-0035).  Using the same size die, I cut out a piece of the Mirror Silver (CS-0137) cardstock.  I then cut that piece in half and used Easy Glide (AD-0081) to adhere the Happy Halloween piece.

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Yahoo for Bloom Benefits!! (yes, even coaches can get them with their qualifying order)

I took a piece of River Stone (CS-0094) cardstock and embossed it with the Spider Web Die Set (DI-0107).  [I really love my Amaze Machine and Journey Platinum because they show you a colored picture on the magnetic platform of how to make your  “sandwich” for embossing, die cutting and using your dies for embossing].  I took my Buttercream Ink pad (IP-0031) and gently rubbed it over the raised image and then did the same with the Rock Candy (IP-0028).

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I love getting the most out of my dies.

I cut a small piece of pattern paper from the Fall Fest Prints (PP-0048) and some Black Satin Ribbon (AC-0106) and adhered them to the embossed River Stone piece.  Using Easy Glide, I adhered the River Stone card front to the Tangerine Fusion card base.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the Happy Halloween piece onto the card front as well.

The bats came from the Snapshot Frames Die (DI-0045).  I cut one out of Black Licorice(CS-0003) cardstock and the other I applied a piece of our White Liner Sheets (AD-0113) to a piece of Black Licorice cardstock before running the second bat through the die.  I then peeled off the backing and applied Sparkle Dust (AC-0013).  I applied those to the card front using Foam Squares.  Magical Candy Drops (AC-0106) were added.

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The Sparkle Dust on the Black Licorice cardstock looks amazing!


For the inside of the card I used a couple more pieces from the Fall Fest Prints paper pack and then added the sentiment Gimme Some Sugar from the Gimme Sugar ATS (AT-0205).  The spider came from the Potion Tags (SS-0390) [the Potion Tags coordinate with the Bread Tags Die (DI-0133).  The words were stamped in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) and the spider was stamped in Rock Candy.

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The Fall Fest Prints are so pretty, I have to use every piece.

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Bloom Benefits:
The Bloom Benefits are shown in the beginning of both the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028)  and the Annual Catalog (CL-0025).  There are different Bloom Benefits available in each catalog and you can mix and match them.  You don’t need to select your Bloom Benefits from just one catalog.  I love that for any order over $50  you get to choose a Bloom Benefit.  Who doesn’t love to get something special with their order. There are different Bloom Benefits available depending on your order amount (the amount before tax and shipping – and yes coaches can get Bloom Benefits with their orders as well).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.