Hello Friend

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Hello friends… 😉 I am just coming back from an amazing vacation back to nature and away from technology (well needed) and feeling refreshed! I already miss the trees and creeks but it’s always a good time to get back into the craft room. 🙂

I have a card for you today that I am slightly obsessed with. I finally caved and bought some of the Wet Paint sets from Papertrey Ink and they did NOT disappoint. I combined them with more of Maggie Holmes Open Book collection for a fun and girly card accented with large florals and gold, glittery leaves. I am one to give away most of the cards I make but I may be holding on to this little one for a while… it just makes me happy! 🙂

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I hope you all have been enjoying your summers! I am looking forward to the school year starting in a week or so and hopefully having a little more time making cards. 🙂 Happy creating!

Xo, Stephanie

Love You

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Hey there! Continuing on with my love fest for Maggie Holmes Open Book collection 😉 I have a little “love you” card today accenting this incredible flower which is from the Floral Ephemera package. I ADORE this yellow flower. I popped it up with dimensional adhesive to match the height to the chipboard sentiment. All of the papers and accents are from the Open Book collection and that sweet frame was die cut with the Gatsby Glamour dies from Papertrey Ink (love that die!).

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Have a truly wonderful day!! Happy crafting!

Xo, Stephanie

Filled With Joy

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Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Today’s card uses a floral piece of ephemera from the Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection and some sequins from a Studio Calico add on kit. The gray/white wash wood pattern paper in the background is from the SC add on kit as well. The stamps are from a limited edition freebie stamp set, Filled With Joy, from Papertrey Ink, and are stamped in Hero Arts black.

I’m such a girl and I love flowers so I adore this piece of ephemera. I had to make it a focal point and let it be! And of course… add gold accents. 😉

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Hope you have a wonderful week!

Stephanie 🙂

Sending Birthday Wishes

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Hi everyone! Is the month of May as busy for everyone else as it is for our family? My goodness it’s been crazy around here lately! 🙂 And my baby girl turned 5 last week which is equal parts wonderful and sad because she’s growing too fast!! 😉 She is such a blessing.

Anyway! Today I have a card for you that is very CAS style. I have a kraft cardstock base with a simple cut white cardstock background on top. I die cut the frame from the Gatsby Glamour collection and made the ticket by stamping, cutting, and layering images from the Big Ticket Basics collection. The frame is adhered flat and the ticket it popped up with a little dimensional adhesive. I left this card pretty simple to appeal to a very clean and simple style.

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Hoping everyone has a truly lovely week! Happy Monday and happy crafting!

Stephanie 🙂

You’re a Gem

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Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m bringing back some older Studio Calico card kits for today’s card, specifically the Poet Society kits from a few months ago. I used white Mister Huey’s to paint a subtle white finish on these wood veneer rectangles and while they dried, I stamped some light polka dots across my card base. I adhered a Delicate Details die cut from Papertrey Ink and then adhered the wood veneer rectangles on top. I stamped and die cut the flower and leaves with Papertrey Ink’s Beautiful Brushstrokes kit on top of the SC pattern papers. And finally I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of gray paper and adhered it on the rectangles.

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Have a wonderful rest of your week! Happy crafting!

Stephanie 🙂