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Soft and Sweet


You know you are addicted to paper crafting, when you set out to clean your hobby room, and end up making a card instead.  The motivator for my lack of cleaning motivation, was another Sketch Challenge for Operation Write Home.

The fun of the sketch challenge is to see all of the variations and interpretations my fellow OWHers come up with for the same sketch:  (Sketch #129 in the OWH sketch Library).

I am going to call this card “Neopolitan Wonderful.”  This card reminds me of one of my favorite ice creams and makes me feel a bit cooler, but in the mood for a cold sugary treat.  As always, all of the products used, unless otherwise specified are available online 24/7 at my Stampin’ Up! store.

Today’s Card:  Neopolitan Wonderful

For this card I used my favorite new Textured Impressions embossing folder; “Fancy Fan,” and the “Loving Thoughts” stamp set.

Card stock Used: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Pirouette Pink.  I used the new Apothecary Accents Framelits for the sentiment label.  I used the new Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing tool and the “Essentials Paper Piercing Pack template to pierce the label.  The card was embellished with the (sadly retired) Lace Border Punch and the Softly Suede dotted grosgrain ribbon.  I used two bronze colored “pearl” accents from a local craft store.

Cherished Memories:

I held a workshop yesterday for the sweetest gals.  The workshop Hostess had requested something along the lines of an infant memorial, as two of the ladies had previously lost their precious babies.  One of the ladies was expecting a child.

Along the lines of soft and sweet, I  created an 8×8 scrapbook page and brought all the papers and supplies the ladies would need to complete their projects.  I was thrilled to see what they came up with, using mine as an inspiration.  Each of the pages were beautiful and unique.  One of the greater blessings one can have, is to see is a smile that you have helped encourage.

Here is the page I created.  (Note:  The ladies chose to replace the “punch art angel” with a photo of their own child which made the page priceless!)

Sweetest Angel Page

Lastly I will share with you a smile:  My “helper” Newton.

Newton’s favorite spot seems to be right in the middle of what I am trying to work on!

My favorite helper.


Vintage Baby Boy


The most time consuming part of card-making for me, is designing the card.  I have to tweak and tweak till I “smile.”  At that point, I know I am done.  Making duplicate cards is quite easy after that.  Unfortunately, several of the products used in this card are now retired.   Although Stampin’ Up! has wonderful new products this year, I still have my “go to” items for special occasions.  This card is obviously for a baby boy, but the design will work for any gender by changing the color of the papers used.

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Happy Crafting!

“Baby Bundle” Vintage Boy

Card Recipe:  Card Size 6.5 x 5″

Card Stock and Paper: “Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue” (Subtles collection), “Bashful Blue” dotted paper background (Subtles Paper Stack), Dotted Velum (purchased from local craft store).

Stamps:  “Baby Bundle,” collection,  “Elegant Alphabet” (retired), B A B Y alphabet stamps were purchased from a local craft store.

Ink:  “Bashful Blue,” “Soft Suede,” “Marina Mist.”

Embellishments and Tools:  “Build A Brad” (retired), 1/2 inch circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Linen thread, “Square Lattice Textured Impressions” embossing folder, “Vintage Faceted” designer buttons (brand new this year and beautiful), “Vintage Trinkets,””Subtles” brads Marina Mist, “Twitterpated Baja Breeze” button (no longer available),  Lace edge border punch (retired), “Soft Suede” dotted grosgrain ribbon (retired), “Stampin” sponge to ink edges, scissor blades to “shred” edges, bone folder, Tombo glue and adhesive “snail.”