Thursday, May 28, 2015

Yummy and Delicious Place Settings!

It's time for another Fun Stampers Journey project to share with you all!
This little card set is so cute. The stamps and papers are from the Yummy and Delicious Collection. Fun Stampers Journey is currently travelig all over the USA promorting this amazing collection. YOu can view their tour schedule HERE to join the fun!

I made a matching Cupcake Treat Holder with the Cupcake Liner Die! This is seriously so cute! and you can easily make matching place settings for a baby shower, birthday, Thanksgiving ANY get together. This little set would make darling place settings. 

This Pineapple Smoothie Crimpped Ribbon is stunning. I love the texture on it. 
Of course I added lots of dimension by using my foam dots on the suckers and onmy pierced rectangle layer. Remember you don't need to hand stich or line up those rolling stitching tools. Fun Stampers Journey has these amazing dies that you can add the piercing template inside the die. It matches and lines up beautifully!

Isn't that rainbow chevron paper delish! 
It's one of my favorite paterns in this collection. 

Well, I hope you enjoy'ed my project. Have a wonderful and amazing day!

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies

SS - 0153 Candy Shop Stamp Set
PP - 0007 Yummy Prints
AC - 0094 Pineapple Smoothie Ribbon
AC - 0005 Natural Journey Twine
AC - 0031 Wooden Accents
IP - 0074 Cool Pool Ink Pad
IP - 0041 Black Licorice
CS - 0118 Cool Pool Cardstock
CS - 0040 Whipped Cream Cardstock
DI - 0041 Journey Rectangle Dies
DI - 0055 Cupcake Liner

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Fun Stampers Journey Gift Set

Hello there crafty friends.

Today I'm sharing with you a little gift set I made with my daughters girls scout troop for Mothers Day. I had made all the girls pre-cut kits. I did let them stampthe flowers and used the Journey Grand to die cut the flowers. I thought they would get a kick out of that instead of using scissors. The class was a hit. The Bow die is probably one of the coolest dies I've ever seen. We used the little box die and filled it with Hershey kisses. 

I had the girls stamp the flower on the white card stock and then take the die cut one and add a foam dot adding height and dimension. Which is the same thing I did for the flower on the box. These papers are from the Yummy and Delicious Collection. You can check out the dates of the Yummy and Delicious Tour HERE!

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies

Yummy and Delicious Paper
DI-0006 Treat Box Die
DI-0010 Daisy Blooms Die
DI-0049 Create a Bow
IP-0058 Bubblegum Ink Pad
DI-0041 Journey Rectangles
SS-0113 Daisy Flowers Stamp Set
AC-0112 Pink World Journey Sequins
JG - 0001 Journey Grand
CS - 0099 Bubblegum Card stock
CS-0040 Whipped Cream Card Stock
AC - 0011 Journey Craft Glue
AC -0098 Journey Foam Squares

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Make Live Share -- Candle Holders!

Have you seen this week's Make Live Share by Richard Garay. 
This week Richard is using the super cute and ever so versatile Cupcake liner die from Yummy and Delicious! These dies will available in the new Fun Stampers Journey Catalog which will be out in just a few weeks!

 Make Live Share is a great little challenge that Richard has going on each week. You can read about how you can play along here. If you would like to watch the video you can do so here.

I have made a little center piece decoration using my cupcake liner and some candles. I used the Journey Twine creating a twine flower and putting a button in the center. I love the way this looks! 

I also used a misc. paper doily in the inside of the liner creating a lace effect behind the scallop die. 

I hope you will participate in this week's Make Live Share.
 You can be the lucky winner of a FREE WORKSHOP for you and 15 of your crafty friends by the one and only Richard Garay himself!


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey winner!!!!

Thank you all for such wonderful comments on my card for the Fun Stampers Journey Retirement blog hop!

The winner from my blog is.....


Please contact me at Stampinmindy AT with your mailing address and I will get that information to Fun Stampers Journey!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey Retirement Blog Hop

Welcome to Richard’s first-ever Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale Showcase! The Make Amazing Girls are showing off some incredible projects, each featuring retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. Make sure to visit each and every blog, because there’s a lot of inspiration to be had… and a chance to win prizes, too! And check out the incredible deals on fabulous stamp sets, patterned paper, and more HERE.

Here’s what you do:

• -Visit each blog listed below
• -Leave a comment on each blog; one winner from all comments received will win their choice of one retiring stamp set. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! 
• Comments close on Thursday, May 8, 2015 at Midnight, PST.
• -Return on May 9th to see the winner announcement on! (Knowing Richard, he probably has a few surprises up his sleeve, too!).

Here is my creation for the hop and a little tutorial on how I created it!

 On this card I‘m using SS-0094 With Love and SS-0136 Love You Stamp Sets. Once I decide what I’m going to use I then choose a paper and color scheme. I chose the PP-0004 New DayPaper Collection. Here’s another way to get a layered look by cutting out a shape on your first layer revealing the paper underneath. I stamped my hearts in Pool Play ink and stamped the heart 2 times making one a lighter shade, then cut them out with my DI-0033 Heart Felt Dies.

Then I chose other elements from the stamp sets that I wanted on my card and stamped them and cut them out. I stamped the rose 3 times so I can make a 3d rose in 3 different tiers. Now I will layer my card using AC-0084 and 0085 foam dots in between each new layer.

You can see the shadows of each layer giving your card dimension and height.
I also have added some hearts on my white layer under the Patterned Paper. See those lovely little silver sparkle splatters around the hearts.. that’s Fun Stampers Journey’s fabulous AC-0019 Silver Silk.

One of my favorite parts of creating a card is adding all of those small little details that really give your projects that extra pop! I have used AC-0027 Hearts and StarsWooden Buttons, AC-0102 Paper Clip Elements, AC-0113 Journey Sequins Blue Sky and AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine.

The PP-0004 NewDay Paper Collection and 2 Stamp Sets, SS-0094 With Love and SS-0136 Love YouStamp are currently on the retirement list and will soon no longer be available. You can find these sets and lots of others on the retirement list. Great deals for you or gifts for friends!

Thank you for visiting my  blog today and joining us on the hop. Be sure to visit everyone!
Have a wonderful day! 

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Teacher Gift Idea - Celebra'tions!

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and there's nothing better than a little coffee gift set to give to your child's teacher! 

I've made this adorable little gift set using Richard Garay's Celebra'tion by Spellbinders.
I have used 2 stamp sets for these projects. They really compliment each other well. The coffee set is called, 'Cup for two'. The other set is a combo die and stamp set. I just LOVE how convenient that is. The stamp set is called, 'Sweet Treats'.

Notice the depth of the heart on the card? Well, I took the Celebra'tion's Pierced Hearts Die set and cut the heart from the cup. Then I took the same heart die and cut out a heart in the cup with the words on it. I used foam dots to pop up the piece of card stock with the blue cup on it. and then I put the heart with words on it in the center of the cup but gluing it down to the blue piece of card stock.

Anyone who loves coffee would love this little gift set. 
Thank's for visiting today.
I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Unity's Angie-girls Stamps!

This will be my last post on the Unity Blog as Guest Designer.
Thank you so much for having me on board this month. It's been a fantastic month and I have really enjoyed being a Unity Girl! Thank you so much Angela for inviting me into your online home. It's been a wonderful opportUNITY! ♥

I hope you like my last card on here. I have used Anna Girl by Angie Blom. I LOVE this stamp. I again, used the no line technique. I also colored with my Copics. The Sentiment is from the January Kit of the Month.This is one of my Favorite cards. ♥

Have a great week everyone!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Creating a Fun Stampers Journey Stamp Collage.

Hi there Crafty friends!

Today I have a Fun Stampers Journey Post to share.
I want to share some of my tips on layering inks and creating a mixed media look. 
Whether you are creating a card, box, tag or any other project. I suggest taking a piece of card stock that is a little larger than your actual project. For example, the piece I started with was a little bigger than this box I made using Fun Stampers Journey Treat Box Die DI-0006. Reason being is if your card stock fits your project you are going to be thinking where exactly you want to stamp each stamp pattern. We want a 'random look right, off-center. So for me this is the easiest way I can achieve that look.

So now I have my card stock I'm going to create a little collage.

After I trim my paper down to now fit my project I inked the edges in black giving a little border. Then, I added this adorable little Hot Air Balloon from the Lift Me Stamp Set. I used a foam dot to give this some dimension. Wrap some ribbon and pop a bow on and voila!  
A daring little gift box!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and have a crafty weekend!

 Fun Stampers Journey Supplies





Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafting - Spooled Item
Creative Card Crew - Use a sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown - Up in the air

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Sweet Elle from Unity!

Good Morning Friends!

Today I have a Baby Set to share with you. 
I used the adorable Stamp Set from Unity Stamp Co. Sweet Elle


I used this brown paper bag and created my own little gift bag by covering the front and back in patterned paper. I then cut out my Sweet Elle in a circle. and colored her in with my Copics. I used N0, N1, N3 and N5. The balloon is Y26, Y21 and Y0000. The heart is BG15, BG11, BG10, BG0000. 

The little pouch is so simple. You ccan pretty much take any size rectangle and tape the ends in opposite directions. I use double sided tape and crimp the edges. of each closed piece. 

You could use these as a gift wrapping, or even put them as place settings at a baby shower. 
Super cute little idea and Sweet Elle would be the most cutest theme, too!!

Have a great week everyone!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Simple Cheery Celebra'tions Birthday Card.

Hi everyone! 

I have a new card to share. For the Make Amazing Design Team! Here's a fun, bright Birthday card using Richard Garay's Celebra'tions Collection from Spellbinders. 

I just love the all the white showing on this card. the Pierced Rectangle Dies give cards so much detail I can use them on every card! The other die I used is from the Embellish It Die Set.

That delicious paper is is from Celebra'tions Pints Collection. There's so many fun patterns in this collection. Perfect for summer with those bright cheery colors.

I really love height and texture on my cards. Since I don't have a lot of layers of card stock I decided to use some different ribbons and linen thread for my final touches, of course I had to add a button which is from Fun Stampers Journey 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Unity Blog Hop!

Hello there my crafty peeps!
Today there's another Hop over at Unity Blog. Being the Guest Designer this month I get to join this fabulous group of talented ladies. 

As always Angela from Unity has some a-m-a-z-i-n-g deals on so many stamps and sets. You have to jump on over there and take a look once you're finished with the hop.

I used Unity's, 'Bird Chirping Weather' Stamp set. It's so super cute. There's so many ideas I have for this stamp. I colored it with my Copics.  

Just look at the gorgeous artistry on those sentiments! Beautiful!


Don't forgot to hop along leaving comments for a chance to win some goodies!

Ta ta for now!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Craft Supplies for Sale!

I have several boxes of crafts I'm trying to sell there's over 15+ 12x12 papers, 6x6 paper pads, flowers, pearls and other embellishments, tags, stencils, chipboard, acrylic and rubber stamps. Some of the 6x6 papers have missing papers and some of the embellishments are missing from some packages but overall there's quite a bit in each kit. Some of the brands included are:

Whimsy Stamps
Fab Scraps
Crafty Sentiments
Chic Tags
Elle's Studio
Basic Grey
Little Darlings
Fancy Pants
Kaiser Craft
Wild Orchid Crafts

The boxes are $35 each and FREE Shipping if you're in the USA!!

Here's a Sample of one of the boxes. They are all different although there's a few that do have similar items. If you are interested in particular items let me know and I'll make sure you get the box with something you've listed. 

There's just way too much to list.. 

Email me if you're interested StampinMindy AT

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Unity Water Color Wonder!

Hello friends!
Today I'm up over on the Unity Blog!

I have a fun Water-colored card to show you. I used this adorable image from the January Kit of the Month. This is such a simple technique and it has such a beautiful effect. All I did was use my Tim Holtz Water-colored markers directly on the stamp. Give it a little spritz of water and voila! If you want more of a watercolor look you can always take a wet paintbrush and bring the color out a little. 

Unity Stamp Company water color tim holts

Have a great day everyone!
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Celebra'tions - Sunny Days Card and Ribbon Pleating Tutorial!

I’m so excited to be sharing with you my first project as Richard Garay's Make Amazing Girl! This has been such a wonderful experience so far and it’s just the beginning.

Today I’m sharing a super fun Summery card using Richard Garay’s Celebra’tions Collection. Soon as I saw this polka dot orange paper in the Celebrations Prints Package I had to use it! I have used the Stamp and Die Set SunnyDays. After all, what goes better with orange polka dot paper better than a sun shine, right?

I’ve also used the Pierced Circles Dies for the white and orange circles. My favorite part about these dies is that you can choose whether or not you want to add the piercings. Notice the texture on the white circle behind my sentiment. I have used the ‘Create a Cone’ die set to emboss my circle with a waffle cone texture.

I use A LOT of foam dots! I love texture and dimension on my cards so every layer is on a foam dot!
Even the cloud that sits on the sun is on a foam dot. I have used some Journey Sparkle Dust on the inner part of my orange circle. A few other embellishments are Journey Twine, Buttons, Sequins and TangerineFusion Gingham Ribbon.

Which brings me to one of my favorite techniques.
 Ribbon pleating. Here’s a super easy way to pleat ribbon.

First, you will need Ribbon, Scissors and JourneyWhite Liner tape.

Then you will place a strip of the White Liner Tape across the ribbon.

Next, make little loops pinching the ribbon. You don’t want to the ribbon too tight unless you want tight looking pleats. Then trim off ribbon stands..and attach to your project!

Well I hope you enjoyed my project and mini tutorial.
 Have a wonderful day!

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