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A Moment To Introduce Myself

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hello, my name is Lori McBride and recently I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To tell you a little bit about myself, I’ve been a paper crafter for nearly 15 years and was a Stampin’ Up! Customer for nearly 5 years. I became a Demonstrator in August as a hobbyist but am interested in growing and turning my hobby into a business. I’m happily married to my husband, Rusty, for 13 years and we have three grown children. We have four fur babies. Two dogs and two cats and they are my Craft Companions. Pickle (dog – age 13 years), Tuna (cat – age 4 years), Bitty (cat – age 1 year) and our newest addition, Willa (dog – age 10 months). My degree was in dental but (as life often does) has thrown a few curve balls and so my current occupation (aside from Stampin’ Up Demonstrator) is a Farmhand working on a local farm that does field trips for children throughout the year and sells a variety of pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees. I volunteer quite a bit of time with my son’s Autism group amongst many other causes that are dear and true to my heart.

I hope that you will enjoy all of the projects that I plan on sharing with you, that they’ll inspire you and to help you grow as a crafter! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you the details of May’s “Batter Up” Paper Pumpkin Kit. This is going to be a GREAT month to become a first time subscriber to Paper Pumpkin whether you choose our one time subscription, monthly subscription or one of our many great pre-paid subscription options.

This month’s Kit is described as the following:

ABOUT THE MAY KIT

Name Batter Up!

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
  • Comes with the official bubble gum of the MLB—a ballpark favorite! Chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

In addition to just the usual information, Stampin’ Up has a very special offer for new subscribers:

THE PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIBE-A-THON

In addition to this catch of a kit, we have one more way you can become an all-star at drafting new subscribers: the Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON!

In baseball, you’ll find hit-a-thons and home run derbies; with Paper Pumpkin, you’ll see a SUBSCRIBE-A-THON! The Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON will help you hit a home run and knock your May subscription tally out of the park. How? With the Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON, new subscribers can steal the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit at an un-bat-able deal—$5.00 USD | $7.00 CAD!

We are giving you this information a few weeks in advance so you can prepare your game plan and get ready to focus on getting NEW subscribers in the last few days of the May subscription period. In the meantime focus on ALL your subscribers and prepare your plan to maximize the SUBSCRIBE-A-THON once it starts.

How it Works

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED SUPPLY of Batter Up! kits to offer at this special SUBSCRIBE-A-THON rate.

  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON will start on 7 May 2021 at 12:01 AM (MT).
  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON promotion price for new subscribers is only $5.00 USD | $7.00 CAD! (shipping included)
  • The sale will continue until all allocated kits are sold out, or until the May subscription period ends on 10 May—whichever comes first. If the allocated kits are sold out prior to the subscription period, the sale will end and the subscription price will return to normal.
  • Once 7 May hits, tell new subscribers to enter the code HOMERUN0521 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price!
  • We’ll provide you with a SUBSCRIBE-A-THON shareable before the sale begins to help you spread the word about the promotion.
  • This promotion price will only apply to new month-to-month subscriptions; prepaid subscriptions are not eligible for the discount.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

Why Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin introduces customers to an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. Plus, the carefully-chosen components of each Paper Pumpkin kit highlight the unbeatable versatility and coordination our products provide! This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind—inspires customers to continue crafting after the kit is complete. With Paper Pumpkin, it’s simple: share what you love, and help others find joy through creativity!

As a HUGE Baseball fan, I’m SO excited to get this kit!! I’m already thinking ahead of ways I can provide some alternates to the kit and also very excited for new subscribers as this is an INCREDIBLE savings on their first kit!

Subscribing is always easy whether you’re looking to reserve your kit now or wait for the Subscribe-a-thon on May 7th. Just simply clink on the link below:

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2220757

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you will join me again for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

2021-2023 In Colors

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you information regarding Stampin’ Up’s new 2021-2023 In Color Collection.

William Shakespeare once wrote “parting is such sweet sorrow” for Romeo and Juliet and in Stampin’ Up world, that is so true. This year we will say our farewells to Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose.

In that sorrow, we’re excited to proudly say *HELLO* to our new 2021-2023 In Colors:

2021-2023 In Colors

Now that we officially know what the new In Colors are, I’d like to just say a few words about each color.

With the sadness comes excitement to see that Stampin’ Up has brought in a new purple!! Fresh Freesia is a shade in between Purple Posy and Highland Heather. Stampin’ Up did not disappoint me with this decision!!

I’m not huge on pinks because of course I have no girls however; I actually REALLY like the new Polished Pink. The other part of that is that we already have SO many different pinks in the palette. I agree none like this one. It’s a lovely color and I’m looking forward to using it over the next couple of years.

I’m also excited to see Pale Papaya – a beautiful, soft, stunning shade of orange! Unlike our pink department, our orange palette was definitely lacking and it’s a breath of fresh air to see a orange shade!!

Speaking of loving – Soft Succulent indeed – This one is going to go perfectly with our Succulents Bundle. Sneaky little Sara put a new In Color right under our noses since January and we didn’t even know it. Just kidding Sara – you know we all loves you!!

Evening Evergreen – WOW!! This is an incredible color and not just for Christmas!! I’m REALLY looking forward to all of the combinations that I’ve seen so far and I look forward to sharing with my readers and family and friends soon.

For those who may not be familiar with Stampin’ Up’s In Color Collections, each year Stampin’ Up introduces us to five brand new colors separate from our Core Color Collection. These colors are designed to not only to be used together but to also be combined with other colors within our Core Color Collection. Each new set of In Colors stays with us for two years and retire when the two year period is up.

There are two sets of In Colors. In 2020, we were introduced to Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider. These colors will not retire until 2022. When they retire, Stampin’ Up will bring in five new In Colors to replace them.

I did say farewell and not “goodbye.” There’s ALWAYS a chance that Stampin’ Up could bring back any of our retired colors in the future so it’s always a good idea to hang onto those Retired In Colors because you never can tell when they could make a comeback!!

Of the colors that are retiring this year, I think that both Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray both have very good chances of returning one day. If Stampin’ Up gave me a choice between Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray though – I’m sorry – my bias house full of men says that #stampinup should #bringbackseasidespray.

Along with new Stamp Pads and of course refill bottles, Stampin’ Up releases a complete collection of Cardstock, Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Embellishments, Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blend Markers to coordinate with each In Color.

The full line of the In Color Collection is available right now to Demonstrators and will be available to Customers on May 4th. The full line of the In Color Collection is available to get in a Starter Kit if you’d like to sign up to be a Demonstrator. Kits are $126.00 worth of product of your choice for $99.00, free shipping and 20% savings on all future orders.

In coming weeks, I will begin to share projects using these new In Colors and showing them in different color combinations. For those who follow me on Facebook, I went live yesterday and showed several combinations of color that I think are fabulous. If you’re not part of my Facebook yet and missed it but would like to watch the replay, the link to my video is:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=936593037091441&id=100197001419701&ref=bookmarks

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing the new 2021-2023 In Colors, are as excited as we are about them and will join me again for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

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Sand & Sea Easel Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card that I created using the Sand & Sea Suite from the new January-June Mini Catalog.

*Supply List*

Sand & Sea Suite

Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon

Stitched So Sweetly Dies

*Cardstock*

Blushing Bride

Sahara Sand

Seaside Spray

Basic White

*Ink*

Blushing Bride

Seaside Spray

Sahara Sand

*Adhesives*

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Stampin’ Mini Dimensionals

Stampin’ Seal

Mini Glue Dots

*Other Helpful Tools*

Take Your Pick Tool

I will offer a class for full tutorial on this Blog on Saturday, April 12th at 2:00 PM CT. If you are interested in taking a class please let me know by April 10th. The fee for this class is *FREE* if you purchase the supplies directly from me. If you already have the supplies for the class but would like to join me for the class, the fee is just $10.00.

All classes are Virtual and will be held via the Zoom Platform.

To order the supplies from me please visit:

http://www.stampinup.com

My zip code is 76058

If you would like to take the class, please send the fee amount to PayPal at:

cardsandcreationsbylorimcbride@gmail.com

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ll join me again soon for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

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No Fool’s About It

Good evening and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

April is looking to be a busy month for me personally. I will no doubt be a busy bee.

With that being said, there may be a slight radio silence on the Blog on and off throughout the month. Please excuse the silence as I’m swamped in design, creation and some personal stuffs and homelife as well.

I can’t say too much except that the radio silence will most definitely not be for nothing and that you should be prepared to be absolutely amazed in May.

What To Expect In April:

I will still be participating in the monthly Team Blog Hop, I will still be participating in the Stampin’ Up Color Challenge, I will still be providing Paper Pumpkin information and I’ll still be providing any information that Stampin’ Up wants us to provide to you regarding sales or any other amazing promotions they may have in April.

As we move closer to mid month-end of April and into May, I will have some incredible projects to share with you using products from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

To kick off what’s surely to be an amazing year, I ask you to join me for a very special FB Live Tuesday morning for a very special sneak peeker. I will go Live at 10:00 CT.

Thank you so much for joining me tonight. I hope that you’ll join me again soon for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!!

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Paper Pumpkin Alternate-March 2021

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you an Alternate idea using the March 2021 Here’s To You Kit along with just a few other supplies from my craft room.

*Supply List*

Basic Black Cardstock

Old Olive Cardstock

Seaside Spray Cardstock

Old Olive Ink

Whisper White Ink

Sponge Daubers

Wink of Stella

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Stampin Seal

Blue Gems

Wink of Stella

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you’ll join me again for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!

Easter Springtime Joy Mini Treat Boxes

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you these precious Mini Treat Boxes created with the Springtime Joy Stamp Set and just a few other goodies from my craft stash.

At the start of this project I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do. I had a vision in my head of using the bunnies from the Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Mini Treat Boxes and the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper but that was it.

During my time in design on this project two major things happened; The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper sold out in lightning speed and Stampin’ Up announced the Annual Catalog Retirement List.

This is a great project for anyone who was lucky enough to already have the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper in their stash. If you were one of the many unfortunate people who weren’t able to get it before it sold out, Stampin’ Up still has many great alternative papers including the Subtles DSP, Love You Always DSP or even the Love You Always DSSP.

*Supply List*

Cardstock – For these four boxes I used So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and scraps of Basic White for stamping.

Stampin’ Blend Markers Light Calypso Coral, Light So Saffron, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Misty Moonlight, Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider and Dark Mint Macaron, Dark Petal Pink, Color Lifter

Ribbons – I used the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon

Springtime Joy Stamp Set

Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper or alternates already discussed

Clear Mini Treat Boxes

Layering Squares Dies

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Stampin’ Trimmer

Paper Snips

Clear Block D

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tear and Tape

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

*Measurement*

There’s really only one measurement that you need and it’s a piece of Cardstock measuring 2″×8 1/4″

*Instructions*

Assemble your box (no adhesive required) and wrap the Cardstock around the box pinching it at the corners.

Add Tear and Tape to the 1/4″ piece and adhere together.

Die cut squares of DSP and adhere them to the sides of the box using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Add candy (I used Starburst Jellybeans because they’re awesome!) in the box and close the top of the box.

Cut off a fair amount of ribbon, lay it under the Mini Treat Box and tie a knot.

There’s nothing that says that it’s Easter more than a chocolate bunny. To create her, I stamped her in Momento Black Ink and colored her in with the Stampin’ Blend Markers. I used the Color Lifter in the cheek area and added some Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend to give her some character.

I fussy cut the chocolate bunny out with a pair of snips and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of her and stuck her directly to the front of the box.

Within minutes you have an absolutely precious gift to someone or many special someone’s in your life.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and will join me again for another edition.

If you’re located in the United States and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and would like to shop with me, please visit:

http://www.stampinup.com

My zip code is 76058

Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!!

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Springtime Joy Pizza Boxes

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you this adorable little Mini Pizza Box along with just a few goodies in the craft room.

*A few Notes Before We Begin*

We were just as shocked that the 6×6 Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper sold out as lightning fast as it did. With it no longer being available this project is intended for those who were fortunate enough to be able to get it before it sold out.

Stampin’ Up announced their Retirement List yesterday and the Mini Pizza Boxes are on the list of products that will retire May 3rd.

The 2 1/4″ Circle Punch is also on Stampin’ Up’s Retirement List.

I also anticipate that the Springtime Joy Stamp Set will also retire at the beginning of May.

*A Couple Recommendations*

I highly recommend that anyone who may not have the Springtime Joy Stamp Set or the Mini Pizza boxes in their current craft stash and may be interested in doing this project with a different DSP to order them quickly before they sell out.

Since the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper is no longer available, I can reccomend a couple of sheets of the current Subtles Designer Series Paper.

Our Layering Circles Dies are a good substitute for the Circle Punch.

*Instructions For Assembly*

Lay a piece of DSP on a flat surface opposite side of the design you want to show on the outside. Using a pen or pencil trace the outline of half of the box.

*Tip*

There are notches in the box that you’re going to want to take note of a little later on. Definitely trace those. In order to do that, I simply folded the box up to where the notches folded out and traced. There will be 5 areas total. I also did not put DSP on the sides of the box that folded in to create the box. I simply folded them out of the way and continued to trace.

*Instructions Continued*

Once the tracing was complete, I used a pair of paper snips to cut out the traced outline.

I used a craft knife to cut to slice along where those notches were located.

I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the DSP to the Mini pizza box and repeated process for the other half of the mini pizza box.

*NOTE*

Repeating the process is only needed if you’re using 6″×6″ DSP. If you’re using 12″×12″ DSP than you would trace it all at once and then cut and glue down.

*Instructions Continued*

I stamped the lamb image from the Springtime Joy Stamp Set in Momento Black Ink and hand colored her with the Stampin’ Blend Markers.

I used the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch to punch the lamb image out and the layering Circles Dies to die cut the scalloped edged circle.

I assembled the lamb image and the scalloped circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a fair amount of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. (Again, I NEVER measure out just how much I actually use – enough to wrap around the box and tie a bow.) I wrapped the ribbon around the box, tied a bow and snipped off the excess.

I added Stampin Dimensionals to the back of the scalloped Cardstock and adhered it over the ribbon.

This project was designed for the recipient to untie the bow and lift the lid of the Mini pizza box to reveal the treats inside and then be able to re-tie the bow if they choose to keep the box.

Several weeks ago, I shared the uncertainty of my peach tree after the huge Snow Apocalypse here in Texas. I’m so pleased to make the announcement that she survived and is currently covered in peach Blossoms and starting to sprout some leaves at last!

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this project and will join me again soon for another edition soon.

To shop with me as your Demonstrator please visit:

http://www.stampinup.com

And enter zip code 76058

Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!

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Hey Chick Easter Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride and the Team Stamp It Blog Hop. The theme of our Hop this month is Easter. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I created using the *Hey Chick Bundle* along with just a few other goodies.

I adore the Hey Chick Bundle and I really couldn’t think of a better Bundle to use for an Easter card and I love adding character to the chickens by giving them multi colored hair. I really just had a lot of fun with this one and let the creativity behind it venture.

I also couldn’t think of a better tribute of goodbye to Purple Posy than using it on an Easter card. I have absolutely loved and adored it as an In Color the last couple of years despite the quality issues with the Ink Pad and Refill. I’m not holding onto hope that it’ll ever return. So the best send off that I can give her is to use as much of it as humanly possible and get it out of my stash so I’m not crying profusely upon it’s retirement. R.I.P. Purple Posy – my family and friends will certainly miss you!!

Enough with the rambling – let’s get to it!

*Instructions*

For this card I really wanted to keep it soft and subtle but I also wanted to throw in some neutrals to break it up some and have a bit of authenticity to the project itself.

As much as I love the chicken she wasn’t initially what sparked the idea behind the project. It was the stump, the sign and the eggs and specifically how to turn them into Easter eggs so I started by die cutting all of the pieces just using scraps of everything listed below with the exception of the In Good Taste DSP.

I recently learned an AMAZING tip and used my Stampin’ Write Markers to go over the embossed areas of the die cuts using the coordinating colors.

I stamped the “good egg” sentiment on the sign in Soft Suede Ink at the time I die cut it.

I decided to use the woodgrain DSP from the In Good Taste DSP in and die cut it using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

On a decent sized scrap of Basic White Cardstock I used the All Wired Up Background Stamp and die cut it using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

I gently ripped a scrap of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and used the Soft Sea Foam Classic Ink Pad and the Borders To Backgrounds Stamp Set to add just a touch of texture.

Finally I stamped the chicken in Momento Black Ink and colored her using the Stampin’ Blend Markers listed below and die cut her out.

The Cardbase is Purple Posy Cardstock cut in half at 4 1/4″×11″ scored at 5 1/2″. I went ahead and attached the DSP and Stitched So Sweetly pieces to the Cardbase but I didn’t initially glue everything in place.

Instead, I placed everything in place and started by individually lifting and gluing each individual egg into place using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere down the stump and the sign and then used a combination of Mini Glue Dots and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the egg sitting on top of the stump and the eggs at the bottom of the stump.

Finally, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of my chicken and adhered her in place.

For the inside of this card, I stamped the “new beginnings” sentiment from the Springtime Joy Stamp Set and the Easter Basket image and colored them with the Stampin’ Blend Markers.

At this time, I’d like to Congratulate the winner of last month’s Blog Hop:

Don’t forget to leave a comment using #TeamStampIt to win:

Deadline to enter is April 20th.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this project and will continue to Hop along with all of the other very talented ladies on our Team:

1.Tami White – Stamp With Tami
2.Linda Cullen – Crafty Stampin’
3.Luly Gonzalez – Painted Ladies Journal
4.Sarah Schatilo- Sassy Paper Crafts
5.Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams
6.Tina Wardell – Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot
7.Christina Miller – Christina’s Creative Corner
8.Gigi Melone – Gigi Stamps
9.Lori McBride – Cards & Creations by Lori McBride
10.Shannon Lorenz-Hatch – Stamping with Shannon Hatch
11.JaNette Howard – Let’s Get Inky
12.Beth Brach – Brachfam Cards & Crafts
13.Kim McPeek – Stampin McPeek
14.Kim Quade – Kim Plays with Paper
15.Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings
16.Mary Bush – Stampin’ In The Sand (USA)

Product List
Hey Chick Cling Stamp Set (English) [158190] Chick Dies [158199] Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690] Borders To Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set [154442] In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] All Wired Up Cling Stamp [149262] Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] Petal Pink 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [146985] Purple Posy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [150881] Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [146988] Seaside Spray 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [150883] So Saffron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [105118] Basic White 12 X12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock [159231] Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [120953] Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [115318] Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [154893] Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [154896] Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [154902] So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [154905] Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [154901] Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack [154897]

*Adhesives*

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Mini Glue Dots

Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Other Handy Tools*

Stamparatus

Take Your Pick Tool

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine

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Ice Cream Corner Shaker Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card that’s had me shaking for days! The weather is really starting to warm up here in North Texas and it’s the perfect time of year for some ice cream! The delicious pint of Blue Bell that I picked up from the store in combination with the ice cream truck making his first rounds of the season was my inspiration for this card.

As far as I’m concerned, you’re NEVER too old for ice cream and this is the perfect card for kids, grandkids or anyone who just simply loves ice cream as much as I do.

*Meaurements*

Cardbase 4 1/4″ ×11″ scored at 5 1/2″

Matte Base 4″×5 1/4″ (×2)

DSP 1″×4″ and 1/4″×3 1/2″

Scraps of Basic White for stamping

*Other Useful Tools*

Stampin’ Trimmer

Take Your Pick Tool

Clear Envelopes

*Instructions*

I punched the scraps of Basic White Cardstock out using the Ice Cream Builder Punch and stamped them in their colors.

I trimmed the DSP using my Stampin’ Trimmer and adhered them to the Matte Base using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment in Pool Party.

Before I adhered the ice cream cones in place I arranged them and glued the cones down first using Mini Glue Dots and then added Stampin Mini Dimensionals to the ice cream scoops and arranged them in place and sticking them down.

I slide the Matte Base and sprinkled in some of the Ice Cream Sprinkles Embellishments and sealed the clear plastic envelope.

*Tip*

The clear plastic envelope is designed for the Cardbase already attached so it’s slightly bigger than our Matte Base. When you slide it in, make sure that the Matte Base is all the way over to one side. We’ll address that extra plastic in the next step.

*Instructions Continued*

Now that the envelope is sealed and your toppings aren’t going to escape. Fold the excess plastic over and use a piece of Tear and Tape to secure it to the back of the Matte Base. Then you’re going to want to put three additional pieces of Tear and Tape to the back of the envelope.

Carefully remove the backing from the Tear and Tape (you don’t want to accidentally poke a hole in your clear plastic envelope) using your Take Your Pick Tool and adhere it down to the front of your Cardbase.

For the inside base I stamped the “hope it’s sweet” sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set in Bumblebee Ink.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you’ll join me again soon for another edition. Until then – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

Product List
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Happy Thoughts Birthday Cards

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you two cards that I created using the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set.

There’s one card that seems is always in short supply and that’s a good birthday card. I send a lot of cards out to family and friends and I try to make each one unique and special to each person receiving it. With that being said it’s grown so much and everyone enjoys them so much that I really needed simpler ideas for a quick, fast and easy card.

Over the course of the last several days, I’ve shared multiple cards using the same Stamp Sets to create fun, simple, festive and beautiful cards without breaking the bank or taking a whole lot of time.

Today, I really wanted to focus on some of our current In Color Collection. I have two samples, one using the In Colors together and the other same using the In Color with other colors from our current Core Collection.

*Supply List – Card 1*

Happy Thoughts Stamp Set

Borders To Backgrounds Stamp Set

Tailored Punch

Magenta Madness Ribbon

2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots

*Ink*

Magenta Madness

So Saffron

Coastal Cabana

*Cardstock*

Coastal Cabana

So Saffron

Coastal Cabana

Basic White

*Adhesives*

Stampin’ Seal Adhesive

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Glue Dots

I love Magenta Madness but it really is like, “Whoa! Calm down there girlfriend!” It’s so bright and bold that it almost hurts my eyes to look at. Combined with the softer colors it’s a beautiful accent color.

Because the supplies are primarily the same for the second card, I’m not going to list everything out but will provide you with the color Cardstock and Inks that I used.

*Supply List – Card 2*

Just Jade Cardstock

Bumblebee Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

*Ink*

Misty Moonlight

Just Jade

Bumblebee

*Other Useful Supplies*

Take Your Pick Tool

Paper Snips

Bone Folder

Misty Moonlight Ribbon

*Personal Note*

About once a month I check my Stats from this Blog. I checked them this morning and was overwhelmed. One of the neatest features is seeing what countries my readers and followers are reading and following from. Reading my Stats this morning, I am truly humbled. Currently, I have readers and followers from 11 countries!! It is an incredible feeling knowing that the projects that I’m creating are inspiring people worldwide. I would like to thank you both near and far for visiting today and hope that you’ll join me again soon.

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