2015 Occasion and SAB, card making, handmade cards, St. Patrick's Day, Stampin Up

HSS Sketch Challenge #206

Hi There Stampers!
Did you have a nice weekend, despite losing an hour of sleep? I did, lots of Stampin’ Up! fun here in Glenville, NY. Loved helping my newest recruit place her first order, she was so shocked that her $150 order earned her 30% discount since it was within her first 45 days, she also earned 3 free Sale-a-bration items, AND she earned $25 in free hostess rewards. We were both pretty happy about all she got!! There is time for you to earn these benefits too- I am having an Opportuni-TEA next Sunday March 15th from 3-5 pm. This is a chance to learn more about our $99 Starter Kit, and all the options you have if you consider joining this month! You can ask questions, and I have a little stamping planned, so if you’d like to come- please let me know the day before, by noon, so I can cut/prep for YOU! Hope you’ll come and will consider joining Lynnzcrafters! If you love stamping, crafting, and having fun- this is for YOU!

Now, on to one of my weekend projects. It has been forever since I played along with my favorite challenge Hand Stamped Sentiments. I received a custom order for some St. Patrick’s Day cards from a co-worker so I decided to combine the challenge from HSS and some St. Patrick’s Day cards. Here we go!

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My first card with the HSS challenge 206 is this little shaker card. I found the mini shamrock confetti at a craft store and thought they would be perfect for some shaker cards. I love the little banners in this sketch, I took a small liberty tweaking it a tad, what do you think? In trying to find real St. Patrick’s Day green, I decided to use some gingham garden retired designer series paper.

 

This is the original design sketch. Simple and cute, right?

 

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This card takes the sketch and turns it on it’s side. What do you think? Recognize this green? It is Gumball Green- I was so happy to still have a whole pack of this bright green. I was sad when it retired last year, I really love this shade of green. The image was a $0.95 download from My Digital Studio! I love being able to get digital downloads on my computer within seconds. This one is called “Go Green”. Love it.

Here are the supplies I used for this card that are available in my online store:

 

Be sure to come back on March 17th to see all 10 St. Patrick’s Day cards I made this year! Have a great night!
Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!
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March Club Cards

Good Morning Friends!! How was your week? Mine was super hectic, burning the midnight oil so to speak to get my monthly club projects ready for the weekend. I have my Saturday morning club and Monday evening club. Both are going well and I’m always willing to start a new club if we can get 5-6 new stampers together. Contact me if you want to get a group going. It’s a lot of fun! (Right club ladies… chime in here in the comments below).

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Since this is the last month that we’ll have Sale-a-bration opportunities to earn free products, I really wanted to make sure my stamping friends could try even more product out. My line up this month is featuring many punches, new Designer Series Paper, and of course new stamp sets. Please let me know if you would like any “ingredients” for any of these cards. Feel free to ask a question here on this blog page or email me for more info.

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When I first saw the alligators popping up all over Pinterest, I knew I needed to make one. This one is a case (copy and share everything) card from a fellow demonstrator named Jennifer T. she is an Artisan award winner and does beautiful work. I modified it a little bit with the paper and supplies I had on hand.

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This card was created out of a mistake, don’t you love it when you make a mistake and you like what you fixed better anyway?? This card features our Sale-a-bration DSP called Sweet Sorbet and is my absolute favorite thing from SAB this year. It is so pretty and fun to work with.

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I needed a St. Patrick’s Day card and thought my club ladies would appreciate this soft watercolor wonder paper as a background. I had made a card with 4 leaf clover a few years ago and I just modified that one for this idea. It’s the full heart punch (make 6 of them) score in 1/2 and run all through the Decorative Dots Textured embossing folder, available only for Sale-a-bration!

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This card is a bit more advanced but I knew I wanted to use another Sale-a-bration stamp from See You Later Alligator stamp set, and I thought “You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey” was a perfect sentiment to put on a Smoky Slate card. I went on pinterest and found Sandy H’s awesome card and had to case it. I can picture adding flowers to the vine, in front of the fence, and even adding a rainbow to spice this card up some more. But suffice to say, this is a lot of steps. But my club ladies are worth it.

Four cards this month, no 3 D items this time… next month will have Easter and of course other cards and projects featuring more new product from the Occasions Catalog.

Won’t you please leave me a comment, let me know which card is your favorite? And comment if you’d like more info about joining a monthly stamping club.

thanks and have a great weekend!

Lynn

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

The concept artists at Stampin’ Up! are a talented bunch, wish I had thought of all these fun kids crafts!! Thought that you might enjoy seeing Cindy B.’s creations from our Stampin’ Up! blog… these crafts are so easy, if you have our heart punches and a few other supplies. Let me know if you need any of these items!

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Make rainbows using the Big Shot and Circles Collection Framelits Dies. Create the pot using the Word Window and 3/4″ Circle Punches.

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Don’t you love the new Banner Framelits Dies and the Mini Metallic Clothespins? The Happy St. Patrick’s Day sign was designed using MDS -my digital studio software, the download is called “Luck O’ the Irish”. It is then adhered to Champagne Glimmer Paper.

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To make the leprechaun trap: adhere Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (Gumball Green chevron) to an empty oatmeal box. Cut a border using the Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Cut the top using the Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Use Gold Foil Paper, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Baker’s Twine, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and MDS to make the sign. (Use a hot glue and straws to assemble the “wee” ladder.) And if you love those pom-poms—get them for free with the Heartfelt Banner Kit when you spend $50.00 through March 31. (because it’s Sale-A-Bration time!)

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Make “leprechaun footprints” using Gumball Green ink and the Baby Prints Stamp Set.

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Basic Rhinestone Jewels add a bit of bling to our four-leaf clovers. For even more sparkle and shine, we tied the package with Gold Sequin Trim

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I think these crafts would be perfect for the classroom, the office, or your own home St. Patrick’s Day display. I am going to try to whip some of these up for my hutch. Will post pictures when I make them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog- hope you enjoyed this share today.
Lynn