My name is Brandy Cox and I am a proud Stampin' Up Demonstrator. Stampin' Up has blessed my life and I get so much enjoyment out sharing my passion with others. Stampin Up has allowed me to discover a creative side I never knew that I had. I was always one of those girls that said "I'm not very crafty." But I quickly learned that we are all capable of creativity, it just takes the willingness to learn and experiment.

Let It Ride – PDF Tutorial

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Today’s card was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Let It Ride Stamp Set.  This stamp set is a beauty!!  

I grew up showing horses and some of my fond memories are horse shows and 4H.  I love the sentiments in this set too.  We all need to remember to “Live as if someone left the gate open.”

You’ll notice this horse was shaded too.  I love, love coloring with our Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  I’ve shared a written tutorial below.  Feel free to download this FREE Tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by Brandy’s Cards.  Let me know if you have any questions. I’m always glad to help.  

Happy Stamping!! Brandy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Let It Ride Stamp Set

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2. Use Mossy Meadow Ink to stamp your tree line along the bottom of the card.

Tip: To create a variation in light and dark color you want to stamp it once and continue to stamp the tree line without inking the stamp. This will create a variation in color. 

3. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Early Espresso Cardstock.  

4. Cut a 4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Center and layer this piece on top of your Early Espresso Cardstock.

5. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  This piece is for your image.

Tip: Be sure to stamp your image before adhering it to the Crumb Cake Cardstock.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_title title="Take Life By The Reigns" title_align="left" title_size="h3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]1.  Use Memento Ink to stamp your horse.  

2. Color your horse using the following Stampin’ Blends: 

Horse – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake

Horse Shoes – Smokey Slate

Grass – Mossy Meadow

3. Once your horse is colored center and adhere it to the top of your Crumb Cake Cardstock. 

Tip: Use a few stampin dimensionals to pop up your image off the Crumb Cake Cardstock.  This gives your card a bit of dimension.

4. Adhere the Early Espresso Cardstock towards the left of your card base. 

5. Stamp your sentiment in Mossy Meadow above your trees.  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_title title="Inside of Card" title_align="left" title_size="h3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]1. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Early Espresso Cardstock. Center and layer this piece inside your card.

2. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock. Center and layer this piece inside your Early Espresso Cardstock.

3. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. This piece is for your image.

4. Stamp your horses using Memento Black Ink.

5. Color your horses using Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

6. Highlight your grass using the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.

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Download FREE PDF Tutorial

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Hand Delivered Stamp Set

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Get the Hand Delivered Stamp Set for FREE!!

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Oh I absolutely LOVE the Stampin’ Up! Hand Delivered Stamp Set.  Its an exclusive Host Rewards Stamp Set and its retiring soon.  

Therefore, I thought I would offer a promotion that would help customers receive there favorite host sets before they are gone.  My May FREE host code gift is…. An exclusive “Clear Mount” Host Stamp Set (all of them retiring). But best of all…. you get to select which stamp set you want 🙂

If you are not sure what is a “qualifying order” – visit my host code page .

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1. Stamp your image using Memento Black Ink on your 2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Tip: Stamp the bottom half of the girl on Costal Cabana Cardstock and cut out her skirt.  You’ll also stamp the skirt on white scrap paper and cut out the flower to adhere to your Costal Cabana skirt.

2. Color the image using Stampin’ Blends.

Flowers – Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green

Legs – Ivory

3. Color her shoes using a Costal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker

4. Add glue to the cake using your Fine Tip Glue Pen and then sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the cake.  This will give you great sparkle!!

5. Center and adhere your colored image to your 2-3/8″ x 41/2″ mat cardstock using liquid adhesive.

6. Center and adhere your matted image to the top of your card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

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1. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and fold it in half. This is your card base.

2. Cut a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock.  Scrunch this piece of cardstock up in your hand.  Open the cardstock up then center and adhere it to your card base. 

Tip: The tighter you scrunch the cardstock the more texture it will have. 

3. Cut a 2-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. This piece will mat  your image.

4. Cut a 2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  This piece is for your image.

5. Wrap your Whisper White Bakers Twine with 5/8″ Tulle Ribbon around your card base and tie a decorative bow.  Your bow should finish on the right side of your card.

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Beautiful Bouquet – PDF Tutorial

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Today’s card was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.  I really enjoyed creating with this set because there are so many color combinations and various flower arrangements you can make.  

 
You’ll also notice I created a simple pocket for the inside of the card.  The pocket was originally designed for my February Host Code Gift – Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots; however, you can put a gift card, money or a pack of wild flower seeds in the pocket.   You can change the message or leave off the pocket and send a beautiful bouquet note.

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To embellish the card a bit further I added the  Bitty Flower Punch, Jewel Rhinestones and Whisper White Bakers Twine Bow. This set is just is so much fun and good news… its carrying over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Yippee!!!

 

Thanks for stopping by and for enjoying today’s card.  Let me know if you have questions. Blessings, Brandy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][dt_fancy_title title="Card Base & Inside Pocket" title_align="left" title_size="h3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. This is your base. 

2. Score your card base at 4″ and 4-1/4″ and prep your score lines.

3. Cut a 4-1/16″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  This piece is used to create your pocket.  

4. Score your pocket at 2-3/4″ and fold it in half.

5. Use liquid adhesive to center and adhere half of the pocket inside your card base.  Keeping the fold in the pocket flush with the bottom of the card.

6. Use a very fine line of liquid adhesive or mini glue dots along the edge of the pocket.  Then fold up the pocket and adhere it to the other side.  This will create a pocket.

7. Cut a 4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  Center and adhere this piece to the top of your pocket. 

8. Cut a 2-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  This piece is for an additional message for the pocket.

9. Stamp your flower.

  • Stem and Leaf – Call Me Clover
  • Flower – Pineapple Punch
  • Sentiment – Lovely Lipstick

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[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_title title="Beautiful Bouquet" title_align="left" title_size="h3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]1. Using Call Me Clover Ink to stamp your stem.

2. Stamp your big flower in Pineapple Punch.

3. The small flowers were stamped in Lovely Lipstick and Bermuda Bay.

4. Stamp your sentiment using Bermuda Bay Ink.

5. Tie a decorative bow using Whisper White Bakers Twine and adhere it to your card using a mini glue dot. 

6. Punch out several flowers out of Pineapple Punch Cardstock.  Adhere your flowers to the top of your Pineapple Punch stamped flowers.

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Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set

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Beautiful Bouquet 

 

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Beautiful Bunch Framelits

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Bitty Blooms Punch Pack

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Jewel Rhinestones

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Bermuda Bay Stamp Pad

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Petal Palette Card – Free PDF Tutorial

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Today’s card was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Petal Palette Stamp Set.  Its one of my favorites.  I love the sentiments, cute little bird and the dotted background.  Oh so many possibilities!!
 
So, I thought I would share with you the gift I created for my dear friend Erin.  It was her birthday so we invited her and her husband over for dinner.  The center piece was this fun tissue wrapped and stamped gift.  I also created a smaller version of the card I’m sharing with you here today.
 
Inside the neatly wrapped package was “homemade” Vanilla Extract.  Yep, that’s right!! You can make your own Vanilla Extract and you can continue to add alcohol to it and refill it.  She was so surprised and loved her special package.  I thought I would share with you the receipt and link to get your Vanilla Beans.  
 
Thank you for stopping by Brandy’s Cards!! I hope you have a great day.  Happy Stamping!! Hugs, Brandy

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1. Use an Old Olive Stamp Pad to stamp your leaf/branch.
 
Tip: On this card I stamped a second branch on scrap paper and cut it out.  I used mini stampin dimensionals to pop it up off the stamped leaf.  It will give your card a bit more dimension.
 
2. Next, use a Memento Black Ink Pad to stamp your bird on scrap paper.  
 
3. Color the bird using Stampin’ Up Alcohol Markers.  
 
Tip: I used a combination of Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake.  
 
4. Hand cut our your bird and use a stampin dimensional to pop him up off the branch. 
 
5. Stamp the flower in Daffodil Delight Ink and hand cut it out.  Use a mini glue dot to adhere it to the branch. 
 
6. Add an embellishment to the center of the flower. I used a bright enamel shape. 
 
7. Finally, add the sentiment using Memento’s Black Ink. You can stamp on a piece of scrap paper and create a banner or cut a banner out and stamp on it.  
 
Tip: If you didn’t want to add a banner you could stamp directly on the image.  

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1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Basic Black Cardstock and fold it in half. This is your base.
 
2. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock. Center and adhere this piece to the top of the card base. 
 
3. Cut a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Center and adhere this piece on top of the Crumb Cake Cardstock. 
 
4. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. This piece is for the background.
 
5. Using a Memento Black Ink Pad to stamp the dotted background.
 
 
6. Cut a 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Basic Black Cardstock. This piece will mat the image.
 
7. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock. Center and adhere this piece to the Basic Black Cardstock. 
 
8. Cut a 3-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. This piece is for your image.
 
Tip: Be sure to stamp your images before adhering it to the mat.

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Erin’s Birthday Gift – Homemade Vanilla Extract 

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Ingredients:

8 oz. Glass Bottle or Jar.

Vanilla Beans.

1 cup Vodka 70 Proof/35% Alcohol

(or you can also use Bourbon, Rum or Brandy; any brand/quality)

Food Network – Ina’s Homemade Vanilla Extract Video 

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Petal Palette Stamp Set

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Stampin’ Up! Card

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Color Challenge – March 2019

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I love to challenge my Team by giving them colors and letting them go to work. Its a wonderful way to grow in color and design. By participating, it forces you to work with colors you might not put together. It can be hard at times but oh so rewarding when it all comes together.

The colors for the March Color Challenge were Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry. Keeping in mind the designers can stamp images in Archival Black and use either Whisper White or Vanilla Cardstock.

I like to offer a participation award for participating in the color challenge; therefore, I put all names in a hat and pulled out a winner. Yay!!  Congratulations to Christina Gabel & Niki Rettke for winning the adorable Stampin’ Up! Logo Socks.  Woo Hoo!

Thank you to all designers for submitting your beautiful cards.

Happy Stamping!  Brandy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

**For more creative inspiration some designers have blogs so be sure to click their names and visit their websites!**

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Design By ~ Ros Smith

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Design By ~ Donna Burke (1 of 2)

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Design By ~ Donna Burke (2 of 2)

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Design By ~ Niki Rettke

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Design By ~ Christina Gabel

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Design By ~ Brandy Cox

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Design By ~ Karen Thomas (1 of 2)

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Design By ~ Karen Thomas (2 of 2)

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Design By ~ Danielle Hosley

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Design By ~ Chris Buob

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Design By ~ Cathy Tamez

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Design By ~ Barbara Hagadorn

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Design By ~ Kathy McDaniel

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