Friday, March 22, 2013

Merry Christmas with Easy Events

Today is the last day of  sharing projects with the Easy Events stamp set and although Christmas is super far away, it’s never too early to start working on those Christmas cards!
Merry Christmas
This card was super easy to make with just three colors, but not your traditional bright red and green. I went with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive combined with Very Vanilla. It’s a softer color palette but still has that Christmas punch! The holly was stamped in green on the vanilla panel, and a bit of cobbler seam binding was tied around the whole card. The leaves were cut with the big shot, layered on the based, and then covered by the stamped panel. The berries were given a bit of sparkle with Cherry Cobbler dazzling details.
That wraps up the cards I used from this set, but there are so many other options and three stamps I didn’t use this week. It’s a great start for your stamping collection if you are just starting out!Easy Events

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Woodgrain Hello

This week I’m sharing cards that were created with the Easy Events stamp set and today it’s a cute hello with an adorable cuckoo clock!
Woodgrain Hello
I combined the stamp with the Woodgrain background to mimic the hard wood of the clock.The dark colors and linen thread also compliment the look and finish it off.
I love that you can combine any of these stamps in Easy Events with other backgrounds or different sets to create totally different looks!
Easy Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today I’m sharing a birthday card created with the Easy Events stamp set!
Happy Birthday
This is a bright and happy card using Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil. The cupcake and sentiment was heat embossed in white, and the happy birthday was also stamped in turquoise on the white strip.
This stamp set has allowed me to create a birthday card, a belated birthday card and a love card. I have two more cards to share this week, but that still gives me three more stamps in this set I haven’t shown yet! It’s such a great set to have!
Easy Events

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sorry I’m Late

This week I’m sharing cards that were created with the Easy Events stamp set!
This little snail is super cute for sending a little birthday wish even if it was past their special day.
Sorry I'm Late
This is a mini 3x3 card and is only one layer with Bashful Blue and White. The stamp was colored in with blender pens, but the fun detail is the Crystal Effects behind the snail creating a little trail.

Easy Events

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sending You Love

This week I’m sharing cards that were created with the Easy Events stamp set!
This card is a CASE, but I cannot find the link as I’m working on this post. If I find it I’ll be sure to share it!
Sending Love
It started off with a Cherry Cobbler base and a Crumb Cake layer topped with Whisper White. I used the paper piercing pack to pierce the heart outline, then stamped the tree and colored it in with blender pens. The sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and I punched a heart out with the Owl Builder punch. After it was adhered to the tree I added Cherry Cobbler dazzling details to give it some sparkle. Last I tied some Cherry Cobbler bakers twine around the card.
I love how much this set adds to my stamping collection with just one stamp set. The sentiments come attached to the stamp, but I simply cut them apart to allow placement in other areas. This set is so versatile and covers so many holidays and occasions!
Easy Events

Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter Basket for Easter Wishes

Today is my last project featuring the A Little Bit of Spring stamp set with a cute mini basket! If you want to have this set to call your very own, you can place an order on my website anytime. You can also use hostess code NWBFTGNS through 3/22 to get orders delivered right to your house in time to make projects before Easter! Don’t forget, it’s a whole month earlier this year on 3/31. ;)
Easter Basket
For the project today I created a simple basket you could fill a few Easter eggs in! The basket was stamped with the Starburst wheel in Rose Red ink onto Pink Pirouette card stock.
Easter Basket Close up
The tag was made by taking a piece of 1.5 x 3 in folded in half to make the tag base and then the pink added on top. White bakers twine secures the tag to the handle.
The box is made by cutting cardstock into a 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in square. Score all edges at 4 1/4 all the way around the edges. You’ll end up with your large square that has nine scored squares. Cut two slits on each end down to the center score. You’ll fold those edges up and then hole punch, securing the flaps with a brad.
That wraps up this week using the A Little Bit of Spring stamp set! Don’t forget, you can always order online anytime!
ALBS

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easter Wishes Card

Continuing with a week full of projects using the A Little Bit of Spring stamp set, today I have a more traditional looking Easter card.




This cute little bunny (we can call him Peter Cottontail right?!) is so sweet when paired up with lots of delicate details like a doily, pearls, a vintage brad and sheer seam binding ribbon. I used a blender pen along with Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink inks to color everything in. A zig zag strip was added to his shirt front also using a blender pen.





In additional to all the little details mentioned above, I punched a circle of the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP in the yellow chevron, and also the mini butterfly in the old olive dot paper. It was so fun adding and layering all of these embellishments to create a one-of-a-kind card.
What has been you favorite project card this week? I have one more that is sure to be perfect for Easter!
ALBS

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bug Me Anytime!

Today continues with another look at the A Little Bit of Spring stamp set, but this is totally different than the other projects I’ve shared this week.
Bug Me Anytime
This card focuses on the cute little bugs included in the set, along with the bug me anytime sentiment. I started with a Real Red cardbase and stamped the bugs in Basic Black. A strip of the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (DSP) is layered with a strip of white that was stamped with daffodil delight and the black sentiment. Real Red brads anchor the image strip in the center of the card.
I love that you can stamp different images and use different colors to create such different looks. I bet this would be so fun with pastel colors too!
ALBS

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Spring

This week is all about the A Little Bit of Spring stamp set and today instead of an Easter card, I have a quick and easy spring card.



I wanted to play up the earthiness of the tree and the idea of spring, so I used Crumb Cake and Old Olive cardstock and inks, along with some Early Espresso ink for the pot on the stamp. A little linen thread was tied around the card base and centered below the sentiment. It’s just one more earthy element to complete the card.

I love having so much versatility in this set to go from Easter to Spring so easily, but there is so much more in this set. Come back tomorrow for more!
ALBS

Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Wishes Carrot Box

I love Easter baskets and all the cute eggs and things that get filled in them! This year I’m whipping up a couple of these easy carrot boxes to put treats in for my kiddos to slide into their baskets. 
Carrot Box 1
These carrot boxes go pretty quickly when you assemble them, and are even easier to decorate. I used the A Little Bit of Spring set to stamp the eggs onto the Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and tied it together with Old Olive ribbon (Spring Mini) and topped it off a punched out tag and the bunny and sentiment from A Little Bit of Spring.
Carrot Box 2
The bunny was colored with blender pens and I used Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Daffodil Delight to color her in.

Carrot Box 3
You could also do a boy version of this tag with the cute boy bunny included in the stamp set.
You can download the pdf for the carrot box here: https://www.box.com/shared/ld0ll958d4

This set is great for projects that aren’t Easter related but focus more on Spring. Join me all week for more project ideas!
ALBS

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Little Bit of Spring: Scrapbook Sunday

It’s Scrapbook Sunday again!
Scrapbook Sunday
This week I’ll be sharing cards and projects using the stamp set A Little Bit of Spring, the perfect set for Easter and Spring!

Easter Scrapbook
This is a really simple and easy page that you can create in less than 20 minutes! I tore strips of Certainly Celery cardstock to create some grassy hills, and then stamped all over with the eggs, basket and flowers, and then added the two bunnies.
Easter detail
The two bunnies, flowers, basket and eggs were colored in with blender pens and pastel colored inks.

This stamp set is super fun! I have tons of projects lined up this week to showcase it’s full potential!
ALBS

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Butterfly Note Card Set

Today is the last day of butterfly week, and I hope you enjoyed seeing all the possibilities with the Papillion Potpourri stamp set!

For my final project I did a mini note card set. These cards are 3x4 and are perfect to tuck into a little gift, a lunch for a kiddo, or a as a surprise for your sweetie.
Note Card Set 1

Note Card Set 2
For these cards I played on four colors, More Mustard, Red Riding Hood, Plum and Basic Gray. I layered and stacked the butterflies and then added a sentiment from the Lacy and Lovely set (which is quickly becoming a favorite you will see more of soon!) A tiny bit of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine finished it off for a quick and easy, but cute little card set.

That' wraps up Butterfly week, and next week I’ll be playing with an Easter/Spring set that I’m sure you will love, too!
Papillion Potpourri

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rainbow Butterfly

There is just something about rainbows and butterflies combined together that makes me happy and think of Spring!
Rainbow Butterfly
I used post-its to mask the edges of a white cardstock base, and used sponges to ink up the rainbow colors. Eggplant, Turquoise, Wasabi, Daffodil, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red layered to create the rainbow effect. The last touch was a sentiment from Word Play and the butterflies from  Papillion Potpourri. I love the stark contrast of the white and black with the pop of colors!
I have one more card to share tomorrow using this awesome set, what has been your favorite thus far?
Papillion Potpourri

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Butterfly Thank You

Sometimes you see a card and you just can’t help but want to recreate it! (Otherwise known as CASEing a card.)
That was the case with the card below, with the original one created by Mary Fish.
Butterfly Thank You
So simple, but so elegant! I changed up the colors a little bit and used a little sentiment from Easy Events. This card doesn’t even use the Papillion Potpourri stamp set but just the Elegant Butterfly punch. Super easy!
I have one more card to share and a mini note card set and I think I still have plenty more projects I could make with this set! What do you think of it?
Papillion Potpourri

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hello Watercolor Butterfly

Butterfly week continues with the focus on the the Papillion Potpourri stamp set!
Today I am sharing a rainbow card that was brought to life with the help of an aqua painter to give it a watercolor look.
Butterfly Hello
The butterflies were all stamped in a darker ink onto lighter cardstock and then punched out. The colors used are Bashful Blue/Night of Navy, Certainly Celery/Old Olive, So Saffron/More Mustard, Pretty in Pink/Melon Mambo, Pale Plum/Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray with a sentiment from the Lacy and Lovely set. This simple but cheerful card could brighten anyone’s day!

These butterflies make me wish for warmer weather, come on spring! :)
Papillion Potpourri

Monday, March 4, 2013

Butterfly Tag

Butterfly week continues with the focus on the the Papillion Potpourri stamp set!
Today I have a quick and easy tag that we did at my last workshop.
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I love Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and Going Gray paired together. It’s such a soft and subtle look. The poofy flower was made by stacking scallop circles and scrunching them in the center. To give the tag some dimension I stamped the silhouette of the butterfly, and then punched out the flowered butterfly using the Bitty Butterfly punch. The punched image was them mounted with dimensionals to lift it off the tag.
The Scallop Trim border punch was used on the pink panel and then Baja Breeze seam binding finished off the tag. This would be great to add to a bag for a birthday present or little gift!
I really love the variety this stamp set offers as the butterflies can be classic or whimsical depending on which style you use!
Papillion Potpourri

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Butterfly Week!

As I mentioned, I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator last month and am having a blast playing with my stamps!  When our group ended last year and I moved out to Stansbury, it left a void that I hadn’t realized was there until I started playing with my stamps again. Funny how that happens. ;) I am loving some of the new products SU has that I hadn’t been around for the past year and I want to show how great they really are!
This week kicks off two different things I’m excited to share!
First up, this week I will be showing all sorts of cards and projects featuring the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the two punches that match, the Elegant Butterfly punch and the Bitty Butterfly punch.
Today also marks a fun new feature that I’ll mix in on different weekends called Scrapbook Sunday! I always want to get more out of my stamps so I’ll be making scrapbook pages that incorporate either SU stamp sets, or other SU products!
Scrapbook Sunday
Alright, so my first Scrapbook Sunday share uses the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the coordinating punches, but also the Beautiful Wings embosslits and Beautiful Butterflies bigz dies for the Big Shot. 

Gwynie Butterfly
The colors are Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise. I selected those colors to match the outfit Gwynie was wearing in the photo and then mixed in stamping with the punches and die cuts. I also added a couple brads from the  Antique Brads pack. I wanted a simple layout since there was a lot going on with the fluttering butterflies :) and to really focus on the photo. I think it layered pretty nicely!

So here’s to Butterfly Week and using this fabulous set along with some coordinating products! I’m already in love with it, what do you think?
Papillion Potpourri

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blogging for posterity

It has been awhile since I've updated the blog-o...sort of feels like the guilt I had when I was a teen and hadn't written in my journal. ;)

I do have lots of stuff to post about though so I'll be working on some posts this weekend, but will be backdating them to the actual dates things happened. You know, to preserve for blogging posterity and all that, haha.

Until that's caught up here's a shot of where I'm at all day today. Brady's wrestling and Jake is coaching, I'm just hanging out and cheering them on. ;)



Friday, March 1, 2013

Stampin’ Up!

For years I had only been a scrapbooker, until one day my friend Sharon introduced me to card making and stamps with Stampin’ Up! Thank goodness she did because I have loved SU’s products for many years, and this year took to plunge and signed up to be a Demonstrator under my friend! I’m so glad we had stamp groups all those years and I got to learn from the best! :)
Now, here I am getting ready to hold my own workshops and hopefully pass along my same love of stamping and papercrafting! I’m excited to share all the projects and cards I’ve been working on here at the blog-o and will be sharing all the promos and different things SU has to offer at my Facebook page Stamping with Kandi!
Be sure to “like” the page to stay up to date, and check the blog often as I hope to share lots of projects and ideas incorporating my favorite stamp sets!