Simple 2 Step Up: Varied Vases Bundle

Varied Vases Bundle from Stampin' UP! available to purchase June 1st Wendy Cranford

Quite possibly the best part of the Varied Vases Bundle from Stampin’ UP! is the fact that Mary Fish, my friend and sideline created this set.  Let me tell you, it screams Mary.

She is elegant, and petite and creates clean and simple cards that are just outstanding.

Today I tried really hard to channel my inner Mary to create with her amazing bundle.  Varied Vases Bundle will be available to purchase on June 1st.

I sometimes struggle with color combinations.

So here is your simple tip for the day.  Go to Pinterest and search “color inspiration or color combinations” and you will be delighted with all the ideas that pop up.

Here is the one that I found that I just loved.  I substituted the light pool blue in this for the new Soft Sea Foam color.  I really love how it the card came together.

One more look at the awesome cards, and then make sure to watch my Facebook live replay!  I am having a lot of fun doing a daily Facebook live event right now!

Varied Vases Bundle from Stampin' UP! available to purchase June 1st Wendy Cranford

Here you go — hope you can tune in to one of my live events.  The only one that is scheduled is Monday’s at 10:30am PST.  Unfortunately I can’t have them all scheduled because life is just too hectic.

Supplies used to create these cards are listed below.  Click on any of the images to purchase them in my online store.  The Varied Vases Bundle is not available to purchase until June 1st.

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Lilypad Lake Facebook Live Replay #GDP138

Today I am featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle from the brand new 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ UP! Catalog.

I live in an area that has both egrets and herons.  They are beautiful birds.  I felt like I could make this either bird either one depending on how I colored it.

The most fun part of this card is I did it all live on Facebook.  You can catch the replay below.

Since I had extra die cuts left over, I also made a card with the boats.  As you’ll find out in the FB live replay, I couldn’t quite figure out how to use the boats on the same card as the heron.

(NOTE:  The lighting on the photo below isn’t awesome, I took the picture in the late evening! YIKES)

I should also mention that I got the sketch idea, or layout for this card from the Global Design Project.  I use to play along with them on a regular basis and just got away from it.  I think I will be getting back to it!

Here is their sketch, you should play along as well.  Click HERE to visit their blog.

#gdp138Here is the awesome Facebook live replay.  Please, get your coffee, or popcorn, or soda or wine and sit back and relax because it’s 55 minutes long. That’s  along time to listen to me chat and cough. (allergies)

Supplies I used on this card are listed below.  Click on any of the images to order.

**Lilypad Lake bundle is not available until June 1st**


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How To Emboss with Dies & Framelits

Embossing with dies and framelits featuring the Stitched Labels framelits from Stampin' UP! #stampinup #stitchedlabels #luvinstampin Wendy Cranford

Today’s cards feature a lot of embossing but they are ALL super simple cards to make.

I was so taken by the Stitched Labels Framelits & stamp set.  I just love them.  I had to make some cards featuring all the shapes and then paired that with the new 2018-2020 Stampin’ UP! In Colors, which are probably my most favorite set of new in colors we’ve had since I started with Stampin’ UP!

Embossing with dies and framelits featuring the Stitched Labels framelits from Stampin' UP! #stampinup #stitchedlabels #luvinstampin Wendy Cranford

Here is a quick tutorial on how you stack all the stuff to make the awesome embossed image you see here!



Supplies used on these cards are listed below.  Some of the items are not available to purchase until June 1st.  You can purchase the in color stamp pad assortment NOW! YAY!  They are on backorder, but if you get your order in now you can be in the line up to get them as soon as they hit the warehouse!


I have a reminder for you today as well.  Paper share reservations are now open!


FYI – there’s a little giveaway in the video below.

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Hamburger Punch Art For Dad

Hamburger punch art card for Fathers Day card Wendy Cranford #fathersday #hamburger #punchart

Don’t all Dad’s love hamburgers?  There must be a contract somewhere that Dad’s have to sign when they have a baby, and in it is “must like hamburgers”

If you don’t sign the contract, forget about it, you’re not a Dad, you didn’t pass the ultimate test.

Anyway, I digress.

Today’s card is a hamburger card.  I’ve seen this oh, about 1,000 times on pinterest by about, oh 1,000 different demonstrators, but I try to always give credit where credit is due.  So here are a couple of people I found that had made hamburger punch art: Dawn Olchefske & Kitty Van tHof

I wanted to show you the current Stampin’ UP! products I used to create this hamburger and the potato chips.

Coming up in May I am going to be doing my second Sip & Craft night.  We are going to make these two cards, but one of them is the hamburger card.  They will also get paper snips and tombow mono adhesive when they attend this class, plus a free glass of wine.  What could be better!?

Sip & Craft night at Prospect Cellars in Plymouth CA Wendy Cranford

I thought I would share a few photos from my first sip & craft.  We had such a nice time.

Sip & Craft event featuring salt bath Wendy cranford



Here are all the supplies I used to create this card! Click on any of the images below to purchase them in my online store.

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