Now or WOW – Happy Birthday Washi Card

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post
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I am thrilled to share a new NOW or WOW video with you.  This card started as a NOW but as I looked at it, I realized that with a few extra steps it could be a WOW.

Let’s start with the NOW card.

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

I love the new Happy Birthday thinlit.  That font is fabulous!

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

The Pick a Pattern Washi Tape is most definitely a winner!

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

This is a great NOW card, but look at the WOW card!  

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

Can you see that wonderful shadow behind it?

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

And that dimension is wonderful!  I used the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to do that.

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

Let me share today’s NOW or WOW video with you….

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Thick Whisper White – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Tempting Turquoise – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”

To make this a WOW card just add:

  • Basic Black – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • White Baker’s Twine – approx. 44″

Want to create the NOW or WOW Happy Birthday Washi Card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 


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Today is a VERY special day in our house.  Today is Ginny’s 16th birthday!  You guys already know how proud I am of this girl.  I could gush for hours on her, I really could.  She is one amazing kid!  This morning, we are headed to…. you guessed it, the DMV to have her take her driver’s test.  She is feeling really confident in all areas of driving except one.  Anyone want to take a guess?  It’s the one thing we all struggle with when it comes to being behind the wheel – the dreaded parallel parking.  Ugh.  I am 50 years old and I STILL have a hard time parallel parking!  I typically just keep driving around until I find a different parking spot.

She has been taking driving lessons from a local company (our schools no longer offer Driver’s Ed) and she gets amazing scores on her driving but today is the BIG DAY.  I know she will do well but I know she has got to be so nervous.

I will give you the update on Monday but for now, I need to go because she has to be there early.  Say a little prayer for her!

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I hope that everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!  See ya Monday my sweet stampin’ peeps!

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Saying Good-Bye to…..Flower Patch & Flower Fair Framelits


Oh, the sadness.  I have always loved the Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower Fair framelits.  Don’t let this gorgeous set pass by before it’s gone forever!

I created this card back in 2014 and it has always been a favorite of mine.  It’s a simple card but it sure packed a lot of WOW, even the NOW version!

The WOW card has some extra awesomeness to it.  I love that gold sequin trim and a few extra layers!

This Now or WOW video was one of my more popular videos with over 32,000 views over the past 3 years so I wanted to share it again. 

 

A couple of the colors I used are no longer available but not to worry.  I have the alternative colors listed below.

To order any of the supplies you need, just click a pic!

 

Items in RED will retire on May 31, 2017

Don’t let the Flower Patch stamp set pass you by!  Here are a couple other projects I created with this set!

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I had a restless night sleep last night.  Why?  Well, I received a lot of backlash on yesterday’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Viewers commented that I was being deceptive because I didn’t show the actual “stamping” on the Stampin’ Up cardstock. One even accused me of stamping it twice to obtain that deep, rich image while others said the video was not credible.  I was crushed to say the least.

My wonderful stamping friends…. I hope you know I would never do something deceptive on my videos.  Creating a video with all the information in 2 minutes can be a challenge and I have to cut out the excess.  I did cut out the part where I stamped on the Stampin’ Up cardstock but you’ve seen me stamp a thousand times.  I had no idea it would upset people and cause them to think I was being deceptive.  I considered re-shooting the video, but if I do, that means one less video for the week.  Instead, I changed the video to “Unlisted” so that only my blog readers can view it.  Instead of re-shooting it, I have a Flash Card video for you on Friday.  I hope you don’t mind.  🙂

In closing, I want to apologize if anyone felt I was being sneaky, deceptive, or trying to pull one over on you.  I love you all too much to do that!  Thank you for letting me share my thoughts.

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Now or WOW Video – Eastern Beauty Pop-Up Card

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I am crazy in love with today’s card!  I think you will be too.  What’s not to love about a pop-up?  The NOW card has a little POPPING going on with that fabulous pop of the new Eastern Medallion Thinlits.  Isn’t it so pretty?

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NOW or WOW Video - Eastern Beauty Pop-Up Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 12, 2017 blog post

The Eastern Medallion Thinlits are SO amazing!  Even if medallions aren’t your thing, trust me when I say, you are going to want to own this bundle.  It’s by far one of the most versatile and amazing sets I have worked with in a long time.  The possibilities are endless!  I am having so much fun creating!

I sent a color challenge to my Spoiled Stampers VIP group a few days ago and I thought I should take the challenge myself.  These colors were perfect for my pop-up card.

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So, you’ve seen the NOW card. Oooh, but look at the inside of the WOW card!  

 

NOW or WOW Video - Eastern Beauty Pop-Up Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 12, 2017 blog post NOW or WOW Video - Eastern Beauty Pop-Up Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 12, 2017 blog post NOW or WOW Video - Eastern Beauty Pop-Up Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 12, 2017 blog postLet me share today’s NOW or WOW video with you….

 

Here are my measurements for my NOW card:

  • Whisper White Card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼” 
  • Melon Mambo – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” + scrap for sentiment
  • Bermuda Bay – 1 ¼” Circle Punch 
  • Silver Glimmer Paper – ½” x 3 ½” + ½” circle punch

To make it a WOW Card, just add:

  • Whisper White 8″ x 5″, score and fold at 4″
  • Bermuda Bay – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 2 ½”

Want to create the EASTERN BEAUTY NOW or WOW Card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 

 

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It’s been a whirlwind of a day (thus the reason my post is late in the day today) but all is well.  Grocery shopping was a top priority this morning.  Sorry, but my family had no food and there was sure to be a riot if food wasn’t put in the fridge soon.  

Then had to head to the vet for a quick trim on some puppy’s nails and get their flea/tick meds.  We had such a mild winter that I am pretty sure we are going to have a serious flea and tick problem this year.

Now it’s time to pack up so we can head to the campground for a few days.  Got a text from Mr. Awesome that things aren’t going well in the office today.  Uh-oh.  That’s never a good sign so we will see if we actually get out of town today or not.  If not, well, a nice quiet weekend.  Nothing wrong with that either.

So…. somehow I missed that THIS weekend was Mother’s Day.  I honestly thought it was the following weekend.  Wanna know how I learned it was Mother’s Day?  My incredible father-in-law sent me the most delicious Sherry’s Berries!  I am in HEAVEN over here!  Chocolate and strawberries?  What’s not to love about that?!  It’s good to be a Mom!

Well, my friends, I am closing up the blog for the weekend!  I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!  Love you all so much!  See ya on Monday!

 

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I say Good-Bye, You say Hello to….. Papilion Potpourri and Butterfly Punches

Say it ain’t so?!  Not my precious butterflies!!!  I have loved this stamp set and matching punches for many years but sadly, it will be retiring on May 31st.

Today’s card is a blast from the past but the WOW factor still remains.  You can make this card really fast so it’s a perfect NOW card.

Now or WOW Video - Pop-Up Butterflies - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the May 5, 2016 blog post!
Or, if you have a few extra minutes, you can make it a WOW card with some pop-up butterflies on the inside.

Now or WOW Video - Pop-Up Butterflies - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the May 5, 2016 blog post!

It really is an amazing card and what’s not to love about pop-up butterflies?

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Bermuda Bay – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, fold and score at 4 ¼”
  • Crushed Curry – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Whisper White (insert) – 8″ x 5″, scored at 4″

Want any of the items I used to make my card today?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic!

 

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red retire on May 31st or while supplies last

 

We were without power yesterday afternoon.  Still not sure what caused the outage because it was a beautiful day.  I think they must have been doing some work on the lines in the neighborhood.  So, that means today is a “catch up” day.

I hope that your Wednesday is a fabulous one!  Show the world your awesome side today!!!  See you guys tomorrow!

 

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Now or WOW Flash Card – With Sympathy Dragonfly – Video No. 89

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Sympathy cards are not the cards we want to ‘make’ but the fact is, they are the most important cards we make.  Today’s NOW or WOW card will showcase a very simple sympathy card.

Let’s start with the NOW card.

Dragonfly Dreams has been one of our most popular bundles in the Occasions catalog and when you see the detail in the dragonfly, you can see why it’s a hit.

This card has a nice soft touch to it with those faded dots.

A little “pop” of the dragonfly and in minutes you have a sympathy card ready to mail.

Oooh, but look at the WOW card!  

I love the texture the Hexagon Embossing Folder gave to the Blushing Bride cardstock.

The Gold Wink of Stella made a tremendous difference in the dragonfly.

And to tie in the gold, I added Gold Metallic Thread and Metallic Enamel Shapes.  It truly is a WOW card.

Let me share today’s NOW or WOW video with you….

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Mint Macaron Card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Blushing Bride Flash Card – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Very Vanilla Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”

Want to create the NOW With Sympathy Dragonfly Flash Card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 

Want to create the WOW With Sympathy Dragonfly Flash Card?  Here are the additional supplies I used.

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WARNING! BRAGGING MOM MOMENT!  I mentioned yesterday that I was heading out to see Ginny play Maria in her high school production of “Sound of Music”. I just want to scream from the rooftop how AMAZING SHE WAS!!!  I know, you’re siting there saying that any mom would say that but GUYS, SHE WAS SO AMAZING!  Not gonna lie, I bawled through the entire show.  I was just so proud of her.  The entire cast did a great job but this mom was just memorized by Ginny. She has such a beautiful voice.  You need to know that she got this talent from my Dad, not me.  My Dad was a very talented singer…. and I know he is in heaven bragging to everyone about his granddaughter’s performance.

Can I share another story that warmed my heart?  This was a school performance so it was all high school kids.  I found a chair next to an older woman and her wheelchair bound husband.  As we waited for the show to begin we struck up a conversation and she was the choir director’s mom.  Her husband had a severe stroke a year ago and just getting him to the show was a chore but “Sound of Music” is his favorite musical.  

As the opening music started, and Ginny came out singing “The Hills are Alive”, this sweet man burst into song.  Don’t misunderstand, he wasn’t loud, but he was so moved by the music that he just had to sing.  His wife would lean over and whisper, “Honey, don’t sing, don’t sing” so he hummed…. the most beautiful hums I have ever heard.  What blessed me was that this man, who due to this stroke couldn’t communicate or comprehend our conversation…. but music he understood.  He knew EVERY word to every song.  Okay, so I am bawling as I type this but to see the POWER music has in our lives and how this man couldn’t even speak… but he could sing….well, I just had no words, only tears of joy.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s NOW or WOW video.  Thank you for joining me today.  I absolutely LOVE sharing with you every day here at Simply Simple Stamping.

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Have a wonderful Wednesday my friends!  See you back here tomorrow!

 

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Throwback Thursday Video – Grateful Bunch Flash Card 2.0

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It’s THROWBACK THURSDAY!  How about a flash back to a NOW or WOW Flash Card 2.0?  This card features a great stamp set and punch called Grateful Bunch.  I have always loved the look of this flower set. I can’t have too many flower stamps, can you?

I wish you could see this card in person.  It’s SO sparkly!  Sparkle just doesn’t photograph well…. at least for me it doesn’t.  You’re just going to have to take my word on it, it sparkles!

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Because this is a Throwback, I did have to change one color (Always Artichoke) but trust me, the card is STILL just as gorgeous!

Let me share the video with you…

Here are some measurements in case you missed them:

  • Always Artichoke cardstock – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored at 5 ½”
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock – 5 ½” x 2 ⅛” – cut to 1 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White cardstock – 5 ⅜” x 2″ – cut to 4 ¾” x 2″

Here are the supplies you will need to create the GRATEFUL BUNCH card.  To order, just click a pic!


Hope you guys enjoyed a little throwback!  It’s always fun to revisit cards that were favorites!

I arrived safely in Arizona and I am looking forward to spending time with my Stampin’ Up demonstrator friends this week!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!

 

 

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Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors.  Want more?  Save when you order all 5 Color Families!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only and do not qualify for Stampin’ Rewards or Sale-a-Bration rewards)

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