Introducing Daisy Delight!

Introducing Daisy Delight Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Greetings! This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend OnStage Local in San Diego. This is an event put on by Stampin’ Up! for its’ demonstrators and provides us the chance to see the NEW CATALOG!! A great day indeed! And not only see it, but hold it, love on it, and take it home! It was a full day! And along with the great day, we get a chance to order new product! I’m excited to share some new products with you!

Introducing Daisy Delight Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Details:

  • First up is the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punch! It’s a great design as you get to choose the fullness of the daisy. Here I stamped and punched the daisy in Crushed Curry three times to achieve this full look.
  • There are also two-step leaf stamps in the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. I stamped both the outline and the inside detail in Old Olive, stamping off once for the inside stamp so it would be a slightly lighter shade.
  • How about that flower center?!? Stampin’ Up! will be offering some fabulous new embellishments in the new catalog (available for order on June 2nd). I used a Gold Faceted Gem for the center of my daisy…and they are available in three sizes!!
  • Isn’t the sentiment super sweet and pretty? It’s from another new set called Ribbon of Courage…more fabulousness in that set as well, samples coming!
  • Did I use a paint chip on my card today? Nope! I used the upcoming Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack! Both the crackled paint and the paint chip patterns are in the stack and available in Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Berry Burst and Old Olive.

Introducing Daisy Delight Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • The new catalog has SO many new ribbons in great textures and colors, I can hardly wait to get my hands on all of them! The one I featured today is the 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon in Crushed Curry. I tied a knot so you would be able to see that although the ribbon looks very thick, it still ties down very nicely, without a lot of bulk.
  • One more bit of fabulousness to mention is the new Glitter Enamel Dots!! Seriously fabulous. They come in four colors again and just like the paper, they gradate in shade from dark to light and they SPARKLE 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my take on some new product from Stampin’ Up! that will be available to order on June 2nd. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog (free) please send me an email and I will get one out to you after May 2nd!

Thanks for stopping by!!

So Special to Me – NBUS Challenge #11

You Are So Special Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

Today’s card is so special to me! Pun intended 🙂 Seriously though, it’s so rewarding to disappear into my craft room after the day’s work is done and pour myself into making something pretty. Can you relate?

I was inspired by a card I saw (somewhere) using a big banner and a large die cut sentiment and it rolled around in my head and then this popped out 🙂

Almost all of the product used here came from a Stamps of Life Card Kit. The pattern paper is from an older kit. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my banner card! I ran into a bit of a problem though when I discovered that although this paper was in a card kit, this deep blue-purple color is not offered as a card stock or ink in The Stamps of Life product line. What? Luckily for me there was a solid piece of pattern paper in the pad that I was able to use in place of card stock. And the ribbon? I found the PERFECT shade (Royal Velvet) in my Papertrey Ink stash! Can you believe it? A month or so ago, they had all of their ribbon on clearance so I was able to get one roll of almost every color for about $30 total. Wow, right? And it worked out perfectly!! 🙂

You Are So Special Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

The die came in a card kit…isn’t it sweet? I did puzzle over how I would use it. “So Special” doesn’t really seem like a stand alone sentiment to me so I went hunting and found two different options of “You Are” in my TSOL stamp sets. I inked one of them up and then die cut it with a stitched circle die. But once I had it in place everything seemed off balance for me (and I had Lionel Richie crooning “You are so beautiful…to Meeee” in my head) so I went hunting again and found another sentiment that actually reads “To You, From Me”. A bit of creative stamping and voilà! I think it turned out very charming 🙂

You Are So Special Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

The stitched banner is courtesy of a die from Sunny Studios. I HAD to have it about two years ago and I’m sorry to say, this is the first time it’s been used. But there are four options for the fishtail and this is a fun layout so I think we’ll see a variation on this card in the future…

Now, today I am playing along with the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge. And the challenge is not only to use something not used before, but also to share a boo-boo or two. GASP!! What?!? Imperfection? Never!! Well…okay, if you insist…

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Yes, on my first attempt, I die cut the fish tail upside down. And then sat there staring at the half with the stitching thinking “How can this be?”. Yep, a great way to ruin a perfectly good piece of pretty paper 🙂

And since I’m owning up to my mistakes, when I put this card together, I adhered everything flat. Then I decided that the banner needed to be popped up from the other pattern paper so I lifted the whole thing and re-adhered everything. It wasn’t until I went to open the card that I realized that I had ADHERED THE WHOLE THING UPSIDE DOWN!!!! Lucky me, after scrapbooking for many years, lifting (very carefully) and re-adhering is something I am familiar with and though while never preferable, something I can manage to do. Whew! Especially since I didn’t have any more of this pretty blue-purple paper!

One last thing…the inside…

You Are So Special Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

It occurred to me when I started to work on the inside of the card…what on earth do you finish with when you start with “You are so special to me” without coming across as creepy and stalker-ish? Well, I’ll tell you, I had to look through every stamp set I own to decide that this sentiment would be appropriate, lol. Now it can be an “I’m thinking of you” or “I’ve got your back” or “It’ll be okay” kind of card and won’t be creepy…;)

Well, there you have it, my nightly therapy all wrapped up and tidy with it’s pretty envelope!

Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate you!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Pixie, Kiwi & Powdered Sugar by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Friend Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Royal Velvet by Papertrey Ink; Memento Ink Tuxedo Black

Stamps:    flowerpower2fill & patterns4happymail by The Stamps of Life; Inside & Out: Healing Touch by Papertrey Ink

Dies: Stitched Ovals & Rectangles Dies by The Stamps of Life; Fishtail Banners by Sunny Studios

Tools:  Big Shot; MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments: Flower Jewels by The Stamps of Life; Royal Velvet Ribbon by Papertrey Ink

Other – Envelope – The Stamps of Life

Blow Out the Candles!

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Card ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

What inspires your card making? Do you search Pinterest for inspiration? Or perhaps start with a challenge? Or do you just sit down and have a card come to you? I find challenges a great place to start. And Pinterest is definitely my friend! Today’s card though was inspired by paper. I happened to be thumbing through a pad of paper and saw this birthday paper next to the green and white polka dots and it was all over. It got even better when I looked in my ribbon stash and saw I had both Kiwi AND Candy colored ribbons! Which one should I use? How about BOTH?!? Go big or go home, right?

  • I trimmed two pieces of  pattern paper to 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ and then ran one of them through the Big Shot with the Notebook Edge Die from The Stamps of Life.
  • I adhered the two layers together at a tilt. I love how the green and white polka dots just peek out around the edges 🙂

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Card idea - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

  • These bold and beautiful candles are stamped and die cut using the candles4birthday stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life in Candy and Kiwi inks. The colors are so bright and cheery, and the coverage from the ink is perfect…no blotchy images here!
  • The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped in Memento’s Tuxedo Black ink and die cut using the Stitched Oval Dies from The Stamps of Life (TSOL).
  • The pretty ribbons? Yep, from The Stamps of Life card kits.
  • Those darling little flowers used to decorate the candles? The Stamps of Life card kits. I like these little jewels, they go well on everything. I think they are meant to be used for shaker cards, but I like using them like sequins 🙂
  • And how about Banana for the candle flames? It’s the PERFECT shade! Also, in my world candle flames sparkle, so these are coated liberally in Wink of Stella!

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Cards ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

  • I love adding detail to the inside of the card. Here I carried the pattern paper over to tie everything together nicely. I die cut white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and added a sweet sentiment from the morecandles2stamp stamp set.

Please know that I am sharing these products simply because I love them and hope that you might love them as well 🙂

Thank you for stopping by!!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar & Candy by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Celebrate Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Kiwi, Candy & Banana by The Stamps of Life; Memento Ink Tuxedo Black

Stamps:   candles4birthday and morecandles2stamp by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Notebook Edge and Stitched Ovals & Rectangles Dies by The Stamps of Life

Tools:  Big Shot; MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments: Flower Jewels and Kiwi & Candy ribbons by The Stamps of Life

Other – Envelope – The Stamps of Life

Sunshine Birthday

Sunshine Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stamps of Life

This Sizzix Happy Birthday Card Drop Ins Die die is just F.U.N. I want to use it all the time! Today I played at mixing up Pixie, Candy and Grape. Just the names sound yummy, don’t they!! Ha!!

Sunshine Birthday Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stamps of Life

I started with a base in Pixie. Then I die cut the sentiment in both Powdered Sugar and Candy. I added adhesive to the front of the Candy colored sentiment when I die cut it so when I peeled the adhesive backing off, the front of the die was sticky. I used Stephanie’s white glitter to add all this delightful sparkle. Yum. Then I adhered the Candy sentiment with the Powdered Sugar sentiment, just slightly offset to give it a bit more dimension. The purple flowers and the Grape twine? They are from Card Kits. If you don’t subscribe, you might want to consider doing so. Lots of fun goodies in the kits every month!

Sunshine Birthday Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stamps of Life

I’m in love with the Sizzix Dotted Rectangle Dies. I think they are such a fun detail! And of course, calories DON’T count on your birthday!! (from the greetings4birthday stamp set).

And there you have it, the die does all the work…easy peasy birthday card going in the mail tomorrow!!

I am playing along with the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge today!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar, Candy & Pixie by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Awesome & Sunshine Collections by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Pixie by The Stamps of Life

Stamps:   greetings4birthday by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Happy Birthday Card Drop Ins & Dotted Rectangles Dies by Sizzix

Tools:  Big Shot; MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments: Glitter, Flower Jewels & Grape Baker’s Twine by The Stamps of Life

Other – Envelope – The Stamps of Life

For A Wonderful Friend – Freshly Made Sketches 279

For A Wonderful Friend Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

I have noticed that my most favorite cards are created when I have the recipient in mind. And today’s card bears that theory out! When you pair a large box of brand new Stampin’ Up! goodies with a good friend’s birthday, good things happen!!

  • Thick Whisper White card base cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper Stacks cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 3 5/8″
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper Stacks cut to 4″ x 3 3/8″
  • Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Old Olive card stock banner cut to 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper cut to 3/4″ x 4 3/4″

For A Wonderful Friend Birthdays Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • Coordinating products are what REALLY makes this card. And this spring Stampin’ Up! has given us some fabulous products to work with…
  • Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper. That Sweet Sugarplum gingham pattern is to die for! And it really plays well together with the bold pattern of the succulents. And Old Olive…I would NEVER have thought to pair it with Sweet Sugarplum, but oh my goodness! They are beautiful together!
  • And then the glimmer paper. I have no words for how sparkly and wonderful this paper is. And to be honest…I have a love/hate relationship with glimmer paper in that I love to HATE it. But no more. This butterfly has converted me.

For A Wonderful Friend Birthdays Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • One more photo of the glimmer paper up close…just in case you didn’t believe me. G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. And only available as a free item with a $50 minimum purchase. And only available until March 31st or until supplies run out.
  • I used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies to create this beauty. Hint: when using glimmer paper, die cut it from the back.
  • I used very thinly snipped Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop my butterfly up. I also popped everything off of the gingham paper to make it more dimensional.
  • Dragonfly Dreams is where you will find this sentiment. So sweet and the font is so hip! Again, love it in Old Olive!

For A Wonderful Friend Birthday Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • I couldn’t resist adding more gingham to the inside of the card as well as more of the beautiful succulent pattern to the envelope liner. Love, love love this papers!

I decided to add my own personal note to the inside for a dear friend and fellow stamper, so I know she will appreciate every detail. It’s so nice when you know how much the recipient will appreciate your card, right??

Thank you to Rita with the Freshly Made Sketches design team for giving us such a fun sketch to work with this week!

As a funny side note, I forgot to link last week’s creation up with the challenge so they never got to see my card or my thank you to Cécile for picking my card as her princess the prior week. So again, thank you Cécile!

As always, comments motivate me so I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Price: $110.00

Rediscovering Cucumber Crush – The Paper Players 335

Rediscovering Cucumber Crush Just Because Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo stampin up

Today’s cute little number is courtesy of The Paper Players current challenge to use green and white on a card. Perfect time to revisit one of the soon retiring 2015-17 In Colors, Cucumber Crush!

The Details:

  • Thick Whisper White card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Cucumber Crush card stock cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Thick Whisper White card stock card stock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″

Rediscovering Cucumber Crush Just Because Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo stampin up

  • This darling scene utilities the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Builder Punch.
  • How sweet is the combination of Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe and Delightful Dijon?
  • Hint: I used the entire grass/flower stem stamp on the left side of the tree and then masked part of it off with a Post-It note to stamp a smaller image on the right side of the tree for balance
  • I stamped and punch the flowers out with the Tree Builder Punch and then popped them up on two layered glue dots to give them a bit of dimension off of the base, but not too much to overshadow the tree base
  • Pearl Basic Jewels are the perfect centers for the pretty flowers!
  • Hint: I un-wound one of the three layers of the Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine to make it still hefty looking, but thin enough to tie into a sweet bow
  • Recognize the sentiment? It’s from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set! It’s an older set but has a wonderful variety of sentiments that makes it the perfect stamp set for someone just beginning their stamp collection 🙂

Rediscovering Cucumber Crush Just Because Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo stampin up

  • A sentiment from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set adorns the inside of the card and is the perfect compliment to the sentiment on the front

Well, what do you think of Cucumber Crush? It’s such a cheerful green, and really packs a punch when paired with Whisper White!

I hope you are enjoying the 2015-17 In-Colors! It’s so fun to mix and match them!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Thick Whisper White and Cucumber Crush by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:   Sprinkles of Life and Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Envelope Liner Framelit Dies(Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  Big Shot and Tree Builder Punch

Embellishments: Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twin and Basic Pearl Jewels by Stampin’ Up!

Other – Whisper White Envelope and Glue Dots by Stampin’ Up!

You are Loved – CAS(E) this Sketch #212

You Are Loved Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Since the Grateful Bunch stamp set was out on my crafting table still, I decided to use it again with today’s card. It’s never seen ink before, I’m sorry to say, so I’m thrilled to be able to utilize more of the stamps in the set!

The Details:

  • Thick Whisper White card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White card stock card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″

The sketch over at the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog is the inspiration for my design:

  • I masked off the upper portion of the card with Post-It notes and then repeatedly stamped the beautiful large daisy, covering the bottom portion of the card.
  • I then stamped the sentiment at an angle and off to the right to leave room for a pretty bow. The MISTI helped with the placement of all of my stamps.
  • I wrapped Basic Black Baker’s Twine twice around the card and finished it off with a double bow. Using the additional layer, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, allows me plenty of depth to wrap the twine.

You Are Loved Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • When I chose the paper for the envelope liner and saw the teeny Melon Mambo hearts, I knew I needed to add one to my card! I found the perfect size heart in the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from the Holiday Catalog. Unfortunately, it’s retired now but I realized after the photos were complete that one of the Enamel Shapes would work perfectly as well!
  • I wasn’t able to capture the glimmer of the Wink of Stella that I added to the detail lines of the daisies as well as the little heart. They are SO sparkly!

There you have it! Super clean and simple today! See you next time!!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Thick Whisper White by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink

Stamps:   Grateful Bunch by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Envelope Liner Framelit Dies(Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  Big Shot, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (Retired)

Embellishments: Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine by Stampin’ Up!; Wink of Stella

Other – Whisper White Envelope and Glue Dots by Stampin’ Up!

Sweetly Sentimental – Freshly Made Sketches 278

 

Sweetly Sentimental Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin UpStampin’ Up! has five colors retiring on May 31st so I thought I would feature each color for you. Today’s color is Delightful Dijon. Supplies of the 2015-17 In Colors are limited to stock on hand so if you think you might need to stock up…don’t wait until it’s too late!

The Details:

  • Delightful Dijon card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White card stock card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Delightful Dijon Designer Series Paper Stacks cut to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″

Sweetly Sentimental Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

 

  • The Petal Burst Embossing Folder adds a rich detail to the background while the crisp white allows the rich hue of Delightful Dijon take center stage
  • The delicate stem from the Grateful Bunch stamp set (don’t you just love the dotted outline?) has been stamped in Tip Top Taupe (another retiring In Color) and is a perfect compliment to Delightful Dijon
  • The cheerful daises, also from Grateful Bunch, have been stamped in DD and punched out with the Blossom Bunch Punch (say THAT three times fast!). It’s so easy to punch all three blossoms out at once!
  • Wink of Stella has been added to the flowers, of course, and three different sizes of Rhinestone Basic Jewels added to the centers
  • Stampin’ Up!’s Linen Thread is a staple in my craft room. It is THE perfect thickness for tying lovely rustic bows!
  • I left the sentiment off so the card could be used for a variety of occasions 🙂

Jen M. with the Freshly Made Sketches design team has provided the inspiration for today’s card…I would like to take a moment to thank Cécile for picking my card last week and making me a PRINCESS!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I would so appreciate hearing your comments!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Delightful Dijon and Thick Whisper White by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:   Grateful Bunch by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Envelope Liner Framelit Dies(Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  Big Shot, Blossom Bunch Punch, Petal Burst Embossing Folder

Embellishments: Linen Thread and Basic Rhinestone Jewels by Stampin’ Up!; Wink of Stella

Other – Whisper White Envelope and Glue Dots by Stampin’ Up!

I Miss Ewe – The Paper Players 334

I Miss Ewe Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

Seriously, how cute are these sheep? They crack me up! And the card base die? So FUN!!!

You may have noticed that I have been branching out and stretching myself creatively. As I recover from my trauma last fall and work to find my new normal I find myself confronted many times a day with things that give me pause, frighten me a little or sometimes stop me dead in my tracks to overcome to move or speak. Every day gets better. I am very fortunate to be surrounded with caring supportive people who strive to make me feel safe and appreciated. But I still have to pump gas, go to the store, and get in and out of my car and by the end of the day I find myself overwhelmed by it all. That’s when it’s most important to do something that makes me happy. And not a ho-hum kind of happy…I’m talking a truly joyful kind of happy. And I am finding that kind of happy with whimsical stamps and bright colors!

I Miss Ewe Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

Now, the card…there’s SO much going on here! But the colors are fabulous together and the black and white balances all of that color out nicely. Isn’t the ribbon awesome? I’ve been practicing my bow making abilities lately!

I’m skipping the card dimensions today as this card is created using a set of dies so we don’t need to know the dimensions…we just need our Big Shot!

  • The die is the Sizzix Scallop Card with Banners and Greetings Drop-Ins. I know, a mouthful! It has three main pieces. The first is the card base which created a nice scallop edge on the front and rounded corners on the back. BUT…I ran the die through my Big Shot to create the card base and then flipped the die around and created the scallop on the back side as well.
  • The next piece in the die set is the pierced scallop layering piece. It fits perfectly over the card base, leaving a nice edge visible all around.
  • The third piece cuts out the interior of the pierced scallop layer. It’s also the piece where you would add in a “drop-in” sentiment. It’s hard to explain, I’ll post another card using it later, I didn’t use a drop in here. The only reason I bring it up is that this die does not cut a complete rectangle so I simply used my paper trimmer to finish cutting the rectangle out.

I Miss Ewe Missing You Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

  • These sweet sheep are from the sheep2stamp stamp set by The Stamps of Life. They have coordinating dies and TWO additional coordinating stamps sets! (which are currently in the mail to me as we speak!)
  • The set includes little stamps to add tufts of wool to the body of the sheep! I was hesitant to add the tufts but love how they turned out!!
  • It’s hard to tell here but there is a die included that die cuts the sheep heads out so they can be popped up on their bodies. I had them popped up but having them popped up bothered me…their eyes seemed to follow me so I just layered them flat instead, lol. I love the idea, perhaps a different ink choice would help!
  • What the rhinestone??? Once I discovered that a rhinestone fit perfectly in the holes in the scallop layer, there was no stopping me!

I Miss Ewe Missing You Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo The Stamps of Life

  • I used the pierced scallop layering piece on the inside of the card too and just added a layer of white card stock to give me a nice place for my message…and you can really see the holes that I so nicely filled with rhinestones on the front 🙂

Sandy Mathis, one of my favorite card makers and member of The Paper Players Design Team, was the inspiration for today’s card:

I think I met her challenge!!

I would love to hear what you think! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar & Ocean by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Thank You Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink

Stamps:   sheep2stamp by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Scallop Card Drop Ins by Sizzix; Stitched Circles Dies and sheep2stamp Die Set by The Stamps of Life; Envelope Line Die (Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI; Paper Trimmer

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels by Stampin’ Up!; Black & White Checked Ribbon by The Stamps of Life

Other – Envelope – Stampin’ Up!

 

Hippo Bird Day! – CAS(E) this Sketch #221

Hippo Bird Day Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo shannonkaypaperie

True Story: Awhile back (during a period of time when I was not an active Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) I had the AWESOME opportunity to work at The Stamps of Life booth at a scrapbooking/stamping expo. It was SUCH a fun day chatting with fellow stampers and enabling them to take Stephanie Barnard’s designs home with them! At the beginning of the show Stephanie had taken me aside and asked me to remember if customers asked for a design she didn’t have and let her know at the end of the show. So…I made sure to tell her that there was a lady looking for a hippo stamp. She gave me a look like “Really?”, I nodded yes, that the lady’s young daughter was set on a hippo birthday party and the lady was DESPERATE to find a hippo stamp! (Parents, we’ve ALL been there, right?!?)

Fast forward six or eight months and I was so surprised and delighted to see the darling stamp sets hippo2stamp and solids4hippo and their coordinating dies come out!! Of course they had to come live with me! I am delighted and in love with how cute my little girlie hippopotamus is!!

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And she painted her nails special for this card 🙂 Are you dying with me?? Cuteness overload!!

And now, forever more, just in case someone asks me if I happen to own a hippopotamus stamp set, I will be able to say “Why Yes…Yes, I DO!!”

Hippo Bird Day Birthday Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo shannonkaypaperie

Get it?? BIG TIME?? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa I’m killing’ myself here!

No details today, this card is so clean and simple that they just aren’t necessary!!

I’m playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge today. Not sure what “CAS(E)” means? Hop on over to their blog to find out!!

I can’t wait to hear if you love this girlie as much as I do!!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Thank You Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink; Ocean, Guava, and Banana by The Stamps of Life

Stamps:   hippo2stamp and solids4hippo by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Envelope Line Die (Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI; Shin-Han Twin Touch Marker CG0.5 (for face)

Embellishments: Random Sequins

Other – Envelope – Stampin’ Up!