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Animal Outing You Rock!!!

Hi Stampers,

TGIF!!! At least I think so!!! I get every weekend off from work and this weekend we don't have any plans!!! I get to play this weekend and I am SOOOOO looking forward to it. Today's card is a little twist on the Animal Outing set. Instead of an animal stamp or die cut, I used the thinlit die from the set and die cut several of these out of the neutral browns and painstakingly placed inside the die cut to resemble a pebble stone walkway. I used the alphabet stamp set from the Pick A Pennant stamp set. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment inside from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set (not pictured). I think this makes a great masculine card.

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #267-Birthday Wit

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Well, welcome back to me!!! I didn't post at all the whole month of January!!! Unfortunately, time does not stand still. I needed a rest to just breathe after the holidays. So lets fast forward to this week's DOStamper Stars challenge---sketch pad #267.

This sketch is great, it came together very fast for me as I needed a card for our eldest grandson's birthday. He is turning 18!!!! I'm just completely speechless. I thought our children grew up fast. Add the grandchildren and POUF!!!! Connor has turned into an amazing, loving, kindhearted young man and we couldn't be any prouder. He is on the wrestling team and loves it. So, yes, I did cheat because I used my Cricut. Does it count though I used the medal from the World's Best Trophy set and the sentiment from the Birthday Wit stamp set?

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The Pacific Point ribbon trim is perfect for this card!!!

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Happy 15th Birthday Logan!!!

Hi Stampers,

Recently we just celebrated our grandson Logan's 15th birthday. He is so sports oriented and HIGHLY competitive. It was only fitting to make him a basketball shoe card for his birthday. We are so proud of him---he is only a freshman and he and his best friend made the Varsity team!!!! WOOHOO!!! I think it helps that he not only loves the game but is also 6'4"!!! LOL He is #40!!!

Loganbrady

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I used the World's Best Trophy on the circle and Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

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World's Best Trophy

Hi Stampers,

Does someone ever just touch your heart and make you so grateful that they are part of your life? Well, that's how I feel all the time about my children but I think sometimes they need to be reminded of how much they really are loved even if they are adults. Don't you?

Our son, Cody, is no exception and I just felt he needed to know how much he means to us. He always surprises me with the depth of his heart.

I used the World's Best Trophy and the best part---it comes with 53 photopolymer stamps!!! WOWZA!!! This set is great for making ANYTHING family.

Worlds

143691 $27.00

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The Color Theory DSP is so versatile. I love the paper that looks like paint chips, weathered wood and color splatters.

Remember, you too, can make this card with supplies ordered from my website.

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Reel Fun with Balloon Framelit

Hi Stampers,

I have had this card in my head for about a week. I should have made it last week for Grads & Dads week but just ran out of time. My husband, along with his love of beer, also LOVES to fish!! This is a perfect summer activity and today is the first day of summer!!!!

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I made the bobber out of the retired balloon framelit. I cut a slit in the paper to place the bobber in. I also used "reel" fishing line too!!! LOL The sun is from the retired set Kinda Eclectic. 

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #235-Mixed Drinks

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Hi Stampers,

Back for a sketch pad challenge for the DOStamper Stars group. In keeping with today's theme, I made a Father's Day card for my hubby. He has worked so hard for this award card. He practices and practices to hone his skills and I am finally praising and recognizing him for his talent. I know he will appreciate this card and probably even get a little teary eyed when he sees it. 

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I used Wink of Stella on the "suds" but it doesn't really show up.

I used the new Color Theory DSP and mini chevron ribbon along with the glitter enamel dots. The sentiment is part World's Best Trophy and Labeler Alphabet stamp sets. The World's Best Trophy stamp set you get 53 stamps!!! Well worth it's weight in gold IMO!!!

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Father's Day Six Pack

Gradsdads

Hi Stampers,

Today for my Grads & Dads blog post, I made a cute Father's Day six pack. That's right, my hubby's favorite---a six pack of beer!!! This card originated from the card I posted for Easter below.

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Instead, I used the cute jar framelit and silver foil sheets to cut out the beer cans. TIP: When cutting out die cuts with the gold or silver foil I place a sheet of copy paper over it then place the cutting plate on top. Any marks you have on your cutting plate will not show through on the gold or silver foil paper. 

I also used the Foil Frenzy Speciality DSP again along with the new mini gift bows. BTW, I think these are SO ADORABLE!!! They are definitely one of my favorite new embellishments.

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This card does fold flat and fits in a regular A2 envelope. However, with the gift bows I would probably hand deliver so they do not get ruined in the mail.

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I used the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

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I also have a template for you to download for the measurements along with tutorial for the Easter Basket Card/Six Pack.

Download Sixpackinsert

Download EasterBasketCardTutorial

I hope you give this a try!!

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Baseball Cap Treat Holder

Gradsdads

 

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Hi Stampers,

Welcome back to today's edition of Grads & Dads Week.  You can't think of summer without take me out to the ball game. I know, now you will have that song playing in your head. LOL Today, we have an alternative to yesterday's post. If your spouse, Dad, significant other is a baseball fan, then this is for them. A baseball cap treat holder. I scoured the internet for ideas. Most of the templates that are offered are for the baseball cap only and are quite small. I did find a few like this but they were smaller and for a fee. I took one look at the Window Box Thinlits and came up with my own size pattern. I hope you will give this a try.

Seeing how I live in Michigan, I had to make a Detroit Tigers colored cap. I hope you give this a try!!!

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Download Baseballtreatholder

Download Baseballtreatholdertemplate

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You Light Up My Life

Hi Stampers,

I just love the embellishments that are in the Urban Underground Suite. I used to have brads like these when these were "in".  Perusing Pinterest I saw cards made like outlets and I thought I would give it a try PLUS I got to use one of the embellishments. I used the sentiment from the hostess set Pun Intended.

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Stamp Set: Pun Intended

Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate for sponging

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, slot punch (retired), 1/8" circle punch, Classic Label Punch, Urban Underground Embellishments, dimensionals, SNAIL, sponge

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Happy 17th Birthday Connor!!!

Hi Stampers,

Babyconnor

Our oldest grandson, Connor, turned 17 a little over a week ago and we celebrated this past weekend. As with boys his age, what is one of the things they like best? If you said video games, you got it right. I googled a game controller and printed out an outline. I also traced inside for the liner. I even uploaded one for you!!!

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For the controls I used the 1-1/4" circle and 1" circle punches. For the tiny ones, I used the balloon, star and 1/4" circle punches. I also used the classic  label punch when the card was folded to cut out the "center". I just placed the punch a smidgeon down. I hope this makes sense.

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I know it isn't perfect but it is handmade and very heartfelt as this is his favorite thing to do. I hope you will give it a try.

Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Tin of Cards

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate

Accessories: 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, white gel pen, basic black pen, dimensionals, SNAIL, snips, classic label punch

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