Stampin’ In Time

I took advantage of another chance to show off the "Time for You" set from the Occasions Mini.  Line images are wonderful for either watercoloring or leaving them simple and clean.  With some surrounding color and designer paper, this charming bench didn't need much dolling up.

The bench was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  The little bird came to life with a Real Red marker.  Using my Nestabilities rectangles, I cut the image and embossed in two sweeps with my Cuttlebug.  See the embossed rim around it?  Cool.  I then clipped a layer of Apricot Appeal and a scalloped rectangle of Chocolate Chip, both courtesy of my Nestabilities.  No measuring.  Hooray!  Real Red Brads make this bird really sing 🙂

The 5 x 5 card base is created with Apricot Appeal Textured card stock.  I layered 2 1/4 x 2 1/4" squares of Designer Series Paper on 2 3/8 x 2 3/8" layers of Chocolate Chip card stock.  The Designer Paper is offered in a 6 x 6 pad (Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Real Red) and is only available as a Hostess Level I gift.  Definitely an option to consider if you are planning an order with Stampin' Up! for $150 or more.  TIP: Many of my Stampin' Up! customers team up to take advantage of my free shipping offer and hostess benefits.

The sentiment is a double line image from All in a Row.  I thought it gave a sweet border. TIP:  Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I easily snuck "always time for you"  in between.   More on using the Stamp-a-ma-jig can be found here.

Have a great weekend.  My niece, a wonderful stamping talent at Kween Bee Kreations, and I are doing a card making marathon tomorrow.  I am so looking forward to it!

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary  (AKA Auntie M)

Stamp Sets:  All in a Row, Time for You (Occasions Mini)
Paper:  Apricot Appeal Textured, Chocolate Chip, Designer Series Real Red and Apricot Appeal (Hostess Level I), Very Vanilla
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Real Red Marker
Cool Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch:  Bold Brights Brads (Real Red), Nestabilities Rectangles


  1. I’m lovin’ these cards from “time for you’!!!! This is just as cute as can be!!!

  2. wow!! love those colors!! i haven’t used apricot forever…wow…love it!! hope your marathon is fun! i love days like that! i wish i had someone around to marathon with!:) enjoy!

  3. colleen kramer

    Great use of black to make this card pop. Love the SU pp, too! Thanks for taking the time to share. TGIS.

  4. I love it. I usually run away from line image stamps, but a few have snuck into my collection. This is a wonderful way to use such stamps without having to gussie them up by coloring in.

  5. This is so cute, love the panels

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