CASTuesRotatingBannerHello there! I know — this card is diabetic sweet, but pretty stinkin' cute, if I say so myself. My cousin had his 1st birthday so I need to get this off to him in the mail today. I have like 300 cousins, seriously. I'm not going to mention that it's belated. He's 1. He doesn't care. He's getting a little extended birthday and something new to chew on — which is also the reason why there are no enamel dots or sequins on this card. When you send cards to little kids, be mindful of what you put on them for embellishments. Anyhow, just be careful.

This super adorable card came from the new Foxy Friends stamp set by Stampin' Up! and you can make all sorts of critters of a fox, raccoon, cat and even a reindeer (Christmas!) from this stamp set and even a forest scene. All of the images are solid, so no coloring and you can make very clean and simple cards from this stamp set with the coordinating punch and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. The main colors are Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate, which allows you to make feminine or masculine cards. I do wish that there were coordinating dies with this suite of products. I just think that when you have an entire suite that coordinates, go all the way big and have die-cuts. Nothing beats the perfect crisp edge of a die-cut, nothing, not even an electronic cutting machine. I'm picky like that. 

This entire card was made with the above Product Suite of A Little Foxy, than can be found on pages 56-57 of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. If would like a catalog, please send me an email and I will be sure to get one sent to you. 

The Christmas Catalog will be here soon and if you spend $150 between now and September 1 with me, you will receive a free Christmas Catalog in the mail, which also means that you will see it before most people do too 🙂 That's why ordering with me is always a good deal. You get a Thank You card and a FREE Make 'n Take. 

Also, I'm having a tremendously huge $500 crafty prize giveaway on my INSTAGRAM where you can enter by August 15. Please read the details by clicking on the link above. Super easy to win. Just become a Follower and leave a comment. I have so much stuff to give away from various manufacturers with a lot of high end and limited edition products too. Cricut anybody?

Please remember the CARD DRIVE that I also have going on for Jacob Priestly that will be ending on July 31. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today. I encourage you to enter my Instagram giveaway as above and please send a birthday card to Jacob. 

I will see you soon for my next card and video. God bless and have a great day! If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products that I used, please see the product list below or go directly to my online Stampin' Up! store and check out all of the great products you can get!

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Cut a piece of Smoky Shadow card stock to 5-1/2 x 11. Scored at 4-1/4" to make a left side-folding A2 card.

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Die-cut a piece of the mushroom-pattern from A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack using MFT Die-namics 13 and adhere to the Smoky Slate card base with Snail Adhesive. 

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Tie a piece of 1/8" Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon around the card on the left side knotting it towards the top left of the card and snip the ends into a "V."

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Die-cut a piece of Smokey Slate card stock with MFT Stitched Square Die-namics and a square smaller piece of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack in the Pool Party stripe pattern with MFT Stitched Square Die-namics. Adhere fun foam to the back of the Smoky Slate card stock and adhere to the towards the top of the card. Adhere the Pool Party striped pattern square on top of the Smoky Slate square with Snail Adhesive. 

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Stamp onto Whisper White card stock the log image from Foxy Friends with Smoky Slate ink and fussy cut out. Adhere to the Pool Party stripe square using Snail Adhesive. 

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Stamp the fox and a separate fox head onto Whisper White card stock with Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White card stock. Fussy cut out the fox body and punch out the separate fox head with the Fox Builder punch. Use one of the "face" stamps from Foxy Friends to stamp onto the face of the fox with Black Archival Ink. Adhere the fox head to the fox body with Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere the entire fox onto the square as if it were sitting on the log with Snail Adhesive. 

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Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment with Black Archival Ink onto the bottom of the card from the Paper Pumpkin Many Manly Occasions stamp set.

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Hello there and welcome to today's Mid-Week Inspiration card and video!

Please remember that my CARD DRIVE for Jacob Priestly is still going on. A lot of you have asked what Jacob's mother's name is and her name is Britney. If you are having any problems linking up cards on my blog, please let me know. I have some great prizes up for grabs too!

I have some exciting Stampin' Up! news to share with you of a new promotion of Bonus Days. For every $50 you spend in product before taxes, shipping, etc., by July 31, you will earn $5 that you can redeem in August. This will help you purchase the beautiful new Thoughtful Branches and coordinating Thinlits that will be sold as a bundle or separately starting on August 2-31.

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This is one of the most versatile stamp bundles ever. She's a year-round keeper and perfect for any occasion, and I do mean perfect. It's one of those stamp sets that you can do anything with from trees to flowers to hydrangeas, not to mention all of the wonderful alterations that you can go wild with in your creativity, and you can make so many different themed cards and scrapbook pages or even mixed media. If you want to make a good investment with your craft dollar, this is the bundle for you. It will be one of those that you never put away and will definitely become a staple on your desk that you will reach for often with the fabulous fonts and various sizes of sentiments and variety that will compliment your work perfectly. 

My card today clean, simple, elegant and packs a punch, although it doesn't look like it. The stamp set and Thinlits did everything for me. I'm obsessed with light pink and gold right now, and used those colors on my card. 

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1  When die-cutting a foil sheet, put a piece of copy paper on TOP of the die so that the indentations do not transfer over to your foil die-cut from well-love die-cutting plates. This ensures a clean cut every time.

2  When opening up a new package of die-cutting plates, wipe both sides down with a Swiffer cloth to remove static.

3  Store your scraps of foil sheets in our 6 x 8 clear plastic pockets to keep the foil from getting scratched or bent. I also recommend this for our glitter card stock too, vellum, or any delicate paper.

4  Our Thin Die Adapter Plate is a must have to ensure a clean and precise cut every time and be sure to use our foam and brush to remove tiny pieces from delicate die-cuts. If you do not have the adapter, parchment paper or wax paper will work and you can use your paper piercing tool to poke out the little pieces if you do not have the brush or foam pad.

5  When heat embossing or simply setting your ink, be sure to let your heat tool get nice and hot first before you apply it to your card stock. Never use metal tweezers to hold your card stock while using the heat tool. The tweezers will heat up and burn you. 

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1  Cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock to 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" and score at 5-1/2" to make a top-folding A2 card. 

2  Die-cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to approximately 3/16" less than the standard A2 card size. I used MFT Blueprints 13 for my stitch detail and die-cutting. I like the base of my card to show a bit more color than the usual 1/8", but this is strictly a preference. 

3  Stamp your chosen sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in the lower left corner using Black Archival Ink. Set aside to dry.

4  Stamp the large flower image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock with Blushing Bride ink. Selectively ink Flirty Flamingo onto the stamp and then do a faux Rock 'n Roll technique around the edges of the image with Watermelon Wonder ink. Give the entire image a quick huff and stamp onto your card stock. Once stamped, lightly mist on Sparkle Shimmer. Use an Aqua Painter, if necessary, to spread the ink around or to fill in spots that you feel need more coverage, dimension, or even introduce a new coordinating color. Let dry or use your heat tool on the low setting about 8" away to prevent warping. Once dry, use the coordinating Thinlit to die-cut the image out. There are tabs on the stamp and Thinlit to help you line up the image to die-cut as I demonstrated to you in the video.

5  Die-cut the stem and leaves Thinlit from Thoughtful Branches using a gold foil sheet. See Tip #1 above to ensure a clean cut that will not indent your foil sheet. Add liquid adhesive to the back of the gold foil sheet and adhere to the white card stock panel. Now is the time to adhere this panel to the Flirty Flamingo card stock base.

6  Add glue dots to the back of the flower image, position over the stem and press down to firmly adhere the image to the card. Add the smallest size of our Basic Jewels: Pearls, to the center of the flowers that you want accented. 

7  Adhere/place 3 gold sequins to a roll of glue dots and place around the card using the Rule of 3's. I prefer to use glue dots to adhere sequins. Liquid adhesive, even matte, always makes its way through the middle hole of the sequin and dulls/smudges the sequin.

8  For the inside of my card, I once again cut a panel of Whisper White card stock from MFT Blueprints 13, stamped my sentiment in the upper left corner using Black Archival Ink and used my heat tool to set. I stamped the left-facing darling bird from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set with Flirty Flamingo ink at the bottom right. I pulled out the small leafy image, also from the above-named stamp set, and masked off part of the stem to make the image size-proportionate to the bird and stamped this with gold ink giving the illusion that the bird is carrying the branch. I let the entire panel dry for a few minutes and then adhered it to the inside of the card.  

And now you have a lovely friendship card or even a sympathy card. Below is my product list, the video and pictures of the card that I made. Thank you so very much today for stopping by for a visit. Your ongoing and continued support is so appreciated. Don't forget to subscribe and thumbs up the video! Have a fabulous day and God bless!

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