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Monday Challenge

We were very excited to get back to our Monday projects with our guide and great motivator, Susan Itell.  This week we were challenged to create a card using one color from each of the 5 Stampin’ Up color collections.  This was a fun and quick project to make and we hope you enjoy our creations.   

Robyn’s Card


Karen’s Card


Sharon’ Card

I think we did manage to get an example from each of SU’s Brights, Subtles, Regals, In Colors, and Neutrals into our cards.  We encourage you to give this idea a try if you have access to these collections.

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon & Karen

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Mojo Monday 399

This week we are getting a later start to The Mojo Challenge as Monday was the Memorial Day Holiday.  We have three folks joining in the fun and their cards are worth the wait!  First is Robyn’s card showing off a patriotic spirit with flags, stars, glitter, and plenty of patriotic color.   A good idea to use in July too.  

Robyn’s Card


Paper:  Vintage Flags–The Paper Studio,      Night of Navy, Real Red, & Crumb Cake–Stampin’ Up

Punches:  2 1/4″ Circle & Scallop Circle

Stamp:  Celebrate Today–Stampin’ Up

Embellishments:  Star Brads–Recollections
Karen’s card is a cheery mix of color and pattern with a sweet little bird on its nest.  Not patriotic, but still very fun with all the dots and stripes.  

Karen’s Card


Paper:  Watercolor Wonder–Papertrey Ink,    Let’s Polka–Lawn Fawn,   Pink Pirouette–Stampin’ Up

Punches:  2″ Circle & Label Bracket–Stampin’ Up,  1″ & 1 1/4” Square Scallop– Recollections

Embellishments:  Dots Embossing Folder–Cuttlebug

Stamp:  Nuts About You–Stampin’ Up

Sharon’s card uses a collection of pastel color with a bit of fun plaid and some neutral black and Sahara Sand.    The tall and skinny format lends itself to a tall and skinny sentiment.  A little bling with a rhinestone finishes off her project.


Sharon’s Card

Paper:  Sahara Sand & Pink Pink Pirouette–Stampin’ Up,    Plaid–Recollections,  Petite Prints–Doodlebug

Punches:  1 3/8″ Circle–Stampin’ Up, 1 5/8″ Scallop Circle–Fiskers

Diecut:  Swooshes–Papertrey Ink

Stamps:  Petal Parade– Stampin’ Up

Ink:  Daffodil Delight & Blushing Bride–Stampin’ Up

Tools:  Envelope Board

We hope you enjoy our creations, and will check out the other Mojo Monday projects at

Thanks for visiting!

Sharon , Karen, & Robyn

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Sweet Sunday Sketch 270

Here are our interpretations of this week’s challenge.   We took different approaches to this sketch. Karen chose to shorten the front panel of her card into the desired curve while Sharon split her card face and incorporated a sentiment between the spaces.  We hope you enjoy our cards and will check out more ideas at  

Karen’s Card



Paper:  Watercolor  Wonder–Papertrey Ink

Let’s Polka–Lawn Fawn

Stamp:  Yippee-Skippie–Stampin’ Up

Diecut:  2″, 2 3/4″  Scallop circle framelits–Sizzix

Embelishments:  Adoring Accents–Stampin’ Up

Sharon’s Card


Paper:  note card size Cut & Ready Cards

Painted Blooms– Stampin’ Up

yellow dot Petite Prints–Doodlebug

Stamps:  Celebrate Today–Stampin Up

Swooshes–Papertrey Ink

Thanks for visiting us today.

Sharon & Karen

Posted in 3D Projects, Paper-crafting

Little Critter Invasion 

Today we changed direction a bit here at Snipin’ Sisters and headed in the direction of some  3D projects.  We dusted off our Curvy Keepsake Framelits and got busy.  I created this cute little bee and Karen was very brave creating this too-cute-to-burn fire-breathing dragon.   Our inspiration came fresh from Pintrest with a few personal adaptations.  You can probably figure out how these little critters go together, but here are a few tips:

  • Bee wings are a heart cut in half.  
  • Dragon wings are a 2″ circle cut in with 1/2” “bites” from a small oval punch.  
  • Dragon face is from 2 lg. ovals


We hope these cute guys inspire you to give them a try.  Stampin’ Up sells the Curvy Keepsake Box framelit, but patterns are available on Pintrest too.

Thanks for visiting our blog!


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An Addition

Yesterday’s blog was all about an A2 card that will stand alone.  Here are more ideas from the other 1/2 of this blog’s duet.   

Karen’s Cards

Karen’s Materials

Paper: Paper Blooms–Stampin’ Up

             Let’s Polka–Lawn Fawn

Stamps:  For the Birds– Stampin’ Up

Diecuts:  Stitched Rectangles–My Favorite Things 

My apologies for not including them yesterday.  They are too cute not to share.  Hope you enjoy them too.  

Thanks for visiting our blog!

Sharon & Karen

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Hey There…Henrietta Is Back!

Today I have a sweet little card that stands by itself and fits into an A2 envelope.   There is also a repeat appearance of that cute little chick Henrietta.

Start with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock.  In the landscape mode score at  2 1/2″, 4″, 7″, and 8 1/2″.  Folding on the score lines in  a V, M, M, V sequence, you will see your freestanding card take shape.  Decorate the panels as you like.  I used scraps from my scrap basket for the decorative sections of the outside panels cutting them 3/16” smaller.   Watercoloring Henrietta made the center section easy- peasy.

Materials Used:

Paper:  Red, White, and Blue–Pebbles

Petite Prints–Doodlebug

Stamps:  Kind and Cozy– Stampin’ Up


Punches:  2″ & 1 3/8″ Circles

Sentiment:  “hey there”–Paper Smootches

Tools:   Aqua Painters–Stampin’ Up

That’s a wrap!   Hope this inspires you to give this card a try.

Thanks for visiting!


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MFT & PPA Challenges

When I posted our cards into  the MFT Challenge yesterday, there was a glitch (probably me) and the wrong picture was posted.  When I saw that the Pals Paper Arts Challenge was very similar today, I decided to enter our cards into that one too.  Be sure to check both blogs to see the great cards posted in this week’s challenges. 




We recently purchased some stitched framelits from My Favorite Things and signed up for their blog.  In their post on Wednesday this challenge intrigued us, so truly being The Snipin’ Sisters we couldn’t resist giving it a try.  


Karen’s Card
Karen has been in a patriotic mood this week.  Her use of Stars and Stripes makes this card a great way to share your patriotic spirit.   Sending a card like this to a veteran would be a great way to thank them for their service.  Here are the materials she used:

Paper:       Cut & Ready white cards, Real Red cardstock, 

                   Designer Series blue dot DSP–  Stampin’ Up

Punches:   Itty Bitty Accents –Stampin’ Up

Die Cut:     1 1/4″ Star–Nestabilities

Twine:      Red-White-Blue Baker’s Twine–May Arts

Stamps:   Celebrate Today–Stampin’ Up


Sharon’s Card
Sharon’s choice of an apple motif for her card makes a bold statement with popular apple colors. Don’t worry if you are allergic to bee stings, these bees are harmless and very sweet!  Here are the materials she used:

Paper:                      Cut & Ready card (Whisper White)–Stampin’ Up,  

                                  Petite Prints– Doodlebug Bug

Stamps:                    Apple Prints–Papertrey Ink, 

                                   Bumble bee–Alley Way Stamps

Ink:                             Real Red, Garden Green, & Daffodil Delight–Stampin’ Up

Die Cuts:                    Apple Prints–Papertrey Ink

Embellishments:      Wooden bee–Michael’s


We hope you find some inspiration in today’s cards and will try one or both.

Thanks for your visit!

Karen & Sharon