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Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

If you have followed my blog much at all, you know that I love to do these card in a box explosion boxes.  In honor of Spring and our Spring has Sprung Blog Hop – I have made a Easter card.  This card features the Stampin’ Up! Easter Message stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations I used my basic card in a box card base design (found here) using Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant card stock and used Very Vanilla as my stamping layer of card stock.  I stamped in in Memento black, Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant ink. Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

I colored the cross and flowers using my Stampin’ Up! Many Marvelous Markers.  The flowers, palm frond and cross were all fussy cut by hand using my Stampin’ Up! paper snips.

Stampin’ Tip:  When fussy cutting, keep your scissors in a comfortable forward position and turn the paper into the scissors, rather than turning the scissors around the paper.  You get more control this way.Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

The cross is adhered to the back of the card with stampin’ dimensionals and the flowers and palm frond are adhered to the middle cross members with glue dots.  The Happy Easter sentiment is adhered with glue dots and two small strips of acetate.Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

I love that these cards pop up for display and then fold flat for mailing.  A custom envelope can be made for this card with the Envelope Punch Board (5 1/2″ x 6″ envelope, 9 1/4″ square of DSP, first score at 4 3/8″).

Stampin' Up! Easter Message card in a box pop up explosion box made by Queen B Creations

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <—- You are here

Happy Stamping,
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Rich Razzleberry Rose Wonder

Hi Stampers.  Have you been as busy as I have?  Seems like Christmas is getting here faster and faster each year!  I’ve been creating Christmas cards like crazy.  I had a class last night for 12 people registered (but I prepared for 18, just in case….), they each made 9 cards each (3 designs, 3 of each design).  That meant cutting out pieces for 162 cards… and that was just the one class!

For today’s post – I decided to go non-Christmas and make this simple rose card.  It’s a very elegant look, yet it’s super easy!

Rich Razzleberry Rose Wonder handmade card. Made using Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garde Thinlet dies by Queen B Creations.

It starts out with a Rich Razzleberry card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  Next is a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Whisper White.  I used the large rose die from the Rose Garden Thinlits and placed it on the layer and ran it through the big shot.  I then removed the cut outs from the rose and leaves.  I then placed the die cut and one side onto the card base.  I glued it down using the find tip glue pen.Rich Razzleberry Rose Wonder handmade card. Made using Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garde Thinlet dies by Queen B Creations.

This gave the front of my card a simple elegance look that I just love!Rich Razzleberry Rose Wonder handmade card. Made using Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garde Thinlet dies by Queen B Creations.

For the inside of the card I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and stamped the verse from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I then stamped the leaves (from the same stamp set) across the upper right and lower left corner in Garden Green ink.  I then lined a medium Whisper White envelope with some Rich Razzleberry designer series paper to go with it.

Stampin' Up! year end close out sale

Have you shopped the sale yet?  Stampin’ Up! has has some fantastic sales lately!  This sale also shows you which stamp sets and accessories will be retiring in the new year when the holiday catalog closes out and the new occasions catalog starts up!  Shop my website 24/7 to see things online.  Print out this PDF or download this Excel spreadsheet if you prefer to shop that way.  Still confused or want some advice – contact me!  I’m here to help!

2017 Occasions catalog from Stampin' Up! I’ve got copies of the brand new Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog.  How cute is this cover?  It’s full of great products and ideas for Valentines Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers’ Day and all things Spring!  Let me know if you would like a copy of your very own!  I’d be happy to send you one.2017 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration brochure

It’s almost that time of year again – SALE-A-BRATION!!  This is an Stampin’ Up! sale that is the best deal of the year!  They have exclusive products that are not available to purchase – you get them FREE!!  For each $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! products you get to pick one of the exclusive items to be yours totally FREE!!  How cool is that?!?  You will want a copy of this one too!

Happy Stamping,
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Perfect Day for a Perfect Blend

Hi Stampers! Yesterday, it rained, all day… It was wonderful!  We have been suffering a drought and the rain was a very welcome site here in Northern California!  It was the perfect day for coffee and to play around with the Stampin’ Up! Perfect Blend stamp set.
perfect-blend-espressoI started this card with a Very Vanilla card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  I then cut a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Early Espresso card stock and ran it through the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder and adhered that to the card base.  Next I adhered a 5.25″ x 2″ strip of designer series paper from the Under the Tree paper stack. I then stamped the coffee cup twice onto Very Vanilla cardstock and twice onto scraps of designer series paper, making sure that the sleeve of the cup was stamped onto the DSP (the rest of the cup is not necessary, since we will cut this out). I cut out both coffee cups and both sleeves and attached the sleeves to the cup with snail adhesive.  I adhered the bottom cup to the card with snail adhesive and the top cup with dimensionals.
how-to-cut-things-evenI cut the small tag by hand.  I have a graphic (above) showing the steps I used to do that.  I then stamped the saying onto the tag, looped a little Early Espresso bakers twine through the hole and attached to the card with a dimensional.
gentle-peaceI don’t know about you – but I’m elbows deep in making Christmas cards.  Stampin’ Up! answered a plea from its customers for another christian Christmas stamp set and released a photopolymer stamp set called Gentle Peace, Item #139523 for $15.95.
holiday supplementStampin’ Up! has also released a new holiday supplement catalog – filled will more wonderful holiday products.  These items in the 2014 Holiday supplement are all while supplies last.  So, make sure you go take a look and grab yours!

Happy Stamping,
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Praying For You Swing Card

Yippee!!  It’s Friday!  The weekend almost here!  Today’s card is a “swing card”.  It’s done using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and Framelits.  I’ve attached a video below on how to do this technique.

and here is the video tutorial:

Have a great weekend!

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Blessings, Out of My Comfort Zone

I stepped out of my comfort zone this morning and attending a bible study at a local church that we have only attended twice. (Our “home” church is an hour and 15 minutes away and too far to travel for bible studies during the week…) It felt really odd to walk into a room full of women I’d never met before (there were 12 of them!)  But, I put on my big girl panties and did it and they were all really nice!

To help me over the hurdle I came with a handful of cards ready to mail out.  I had heard that the church has a card ministry where they mail out approximately 50 cards a month…  They seemed to be thrilled and I was thrilled to take the focus off of me and onto the cards! LOL

Here is of my favorites out of the bunch I took:

It’s a Whisper White card base (5.5″ x 8.5″ – scored at 4.25″), a layer of Wild Wasabi (5.25″ x 4″) and another layer of Whisper White (5″ x 3.75″).  The Stampin’ Up! stamp set used was called Take Care. In order to color the tree and the leaves different colors I used the markers to ink the stamp. I also used the build a bird punch to make the little birdie, which was attached with dimensionals to give it a little “pop”.

Give it a try!

– Lisa

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday! Just another quick and easy card using Old Olive and Melon Mambo and the Happy Hour stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

In order to get the vine in two colors, I colored the stamp with the brush end of the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Markers before stamping onto the Whisper White cardstock.

Happy Stamping,