Lucky to Have a Friend

If you are lucky to have a friend that means the world to you, then you will definitely enjoy this card.  While it was created using the “Share What You Love” Designer Series Paper, I also used the Layered Leaves Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)  and Petal Pink card stock.  Changing up the TIEF is always an option.  It’s such a great card that is quick & easy, hence, you can create a number of them to have on hand for friends and family for when the situation presents itself.  There are a number of other colors you could use for the card stock on the top of the card.  That is just one way you can change up the card.  Other sentiments would probably work as well too.  Another great idea is to keep the template or parts of the card cut in different colors.  Therefore, just grab and go when you are in need of a card with any of the sentiments you pre-designed.  You’ll find instructions for this card in the Tutorial page.  

Friend Like You Card

The paper is one of my favorites with it’s soft colors.  Remember, while this is a beautiful choice, there are also even more designs to choose from in the Designer Series Paper pack.  Not all of the choices in the pack are floral so it gives you some other color options.  Seems like everyone should be lucky to have a friend in their life and so it should be celebrated.  Above all, cherish the ones we love.  It fills me with joy to create cards for my friends and family to spread joy with what I love to do.  You can pick up the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from my online store.

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Creating Fun Treats

It seems like creating fun treats for kids is not only fun but so rewarding.  Seeing the little smile on the face of a child can almost melt your heart and probably make your day.  Just remember that if you have children or grandchildren still in school, they will always have a reason to bring in treats maybe three times a year.  I have probably done dozens over the years because I love hand made gifts.  Therefore, it’s certainly nice to have a plan so you are ready.    

Everyone Can Help When Creating Fun Treats

Above all, get the kids involved rather than doing it for them.  That’s when using fun products is certainly essential.  Get them excited about what you are making because when they help, the pride they have is even more rewarding.  For that reason alone, the Animal Outing stamp set is the perfect stamp set for such an event.  So, I have a special project to share with you using this stamp set.  What do you think of the adorable giraffe below?  The treat box is perfect to give to a teacher, counselor or adult figure.  Another great idea is a party favor due to the amount of parties you could potentially be involved in each year when you have children.  It honestly seems like there are even more animal themed parties popping up now more than ever.

Fill with fun treats for the kids

Rather than just post the picture, I also have the ingredients and directions to create the treat box so you can see the steps.

Stamps:
• Animal Outing Stamp Set
Cardstock:
• Lemon Lime Twist • Whisper White • Shaded Spruce
Inks:
• Memento Tuxedo Black Ink • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends • Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
Punches & Dies:
• 2 ½” Circle Punch • Leaf Punch • Layering Circles Framelits (use the 2nd largest Scalloped Circle)
Other:
• 5/8” Burlap Ribbon • Kraft Pillow Boxes

Directions for Project

1. Due to the coloring involved use Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp giraffe onto Whisper White Cardstock and color using the Stampin’ Blends. Also, cut using the 2 ½” circle punch.
2. Cut the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock using the scalloped circle thinlit and punch leaves from Shaded Spruce Cardstock.
3. Assemble the Kraft Pillow Box.
4. Cut a 6” strip of Burlap Ribbon and cut between each of the strands approximately 2” on each end. Separate strands. Attach to top of box with adhesive.
5. Using desired adhesive,  attach leaves to back of stamped giraffe circle and layer onto the Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle.
6. Finally, attach assembled tag to pillow box overlapping the burlap strip.  Enjoy creating fun treats of your own!

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No Line Watercoloring

I love sharing all kinds of stamping and coloring techniques.  Watercoloring is so much more than just water and ink.  Stampin’ Up! has a few different options for watercoloring, so whichever one you use, you can’t go wrong.  Today I want to share the No Line Watercoloring technique with you.  It really gives watercolor a whole new look due to the “lack” of lines.  Natalie does a great job of taking you through the process of this technique. 

No Line Watercoloring Technique Video

The technique is a lot of fun and with a variety of stamps, you can experiment.  See what works for you and how comfortable you are with the technique it self because it can make all the difference in the world to a crafter.  Some people may prefer to work the darker lines because they appreciate the direction and vibrance of an image.  Therefore, Stampin’ Blends or pencils can be used which are also more vibrant.  It’s really a personal preference.  I’m happy to answer any questions on the technique.    

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