You Are Remarkable

Hi! Today I have a card featuring the You Are Remarkable set which is retiring at the end of this month.  The flowers in this set are gorgeous and just pop on a card.

Flowers, Thanks, You Are Remarkable, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I had some fun sponging this background.  The bottom part is sponged in Pear Pizzazz while the top is Soft Sky with a hit of Tempting Turquoise.  It is fun to mix the colors a bit to see the final result.

The flower is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and colored with Rose Red and Pink Pirouette markers.  For subtle shading, I’d run the tip of the Pink Pirouette marker lightly over the tip of the Rose Red and then color.  It is a great way to blend the colors together.  The flower is cut out with Paper Snips.  A frame is created using the Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes framelits.  The stem of the flower is put through the frame and then the two pieces are adhered together on the base of the card.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The stamped panel is mounted to a piece of Basic Black card stock.  The base of the card is Soft Sky.

I also created this same card changing the color of the flower to Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.

Flowers, Thanks, You are Remarkable, Stampin' Up!, SU!

You only have a few more weeks to purchase this set before it is gone for good.  You’ll find it in my On-Line Store here.

Don’t forget the retiring Colors as we look for a fresh lot of colors in the new catalog.  Remember to purchase a reinker and card stock!

Already have what you want from the current catalog and are looking for something new?  Then check out the Sneak Peek bundles on sale this month for the Share What You Love promotion!  Each bundle comes with FREE goodies!  From the Just Getting Started Bundle for the beginner stamper to the Gotta Have it All bundle you’ll find something for everyone!  Click here for the details.  Please note – these bundles will NOT exist in the new catalog!

  

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One of the Harder Ones

….in more ways than one.  Sympathy cards are very hard for me to make – it may just be the reason for needing one, but I do tend to struggle when making this type of card.   It will be a little harder yet with the retirement of the “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set used to make this card.

Sympathy, Thoughts & Prayers, Starry Night, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Waterfront

I went with (or tried to anyway) a “starry night” sky using the Waterfront stamp set (think sand from that set).  This was stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Embossing powder.  I then sponged Crumb Cake and Old Olive ink on the bottom of the cardstock to represent the ground.  Three colors of ink were sponged for the sky – retiring colors Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo with the final layer being Night of Navy.  I am pretty happy with how the colors blended – tho I think I could have used a few more “stars” in the top corners.

After creating the background, I stamped the tree in Basic Black Archival ink.   The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes – another set that is retiring and that I’ll miss.  This is punched out with the Classic Label punch.  A bit of Crumb Cake ink was sponged on this piece to   soften the look of the Whisper White.

What type of card do you struggle with making?

Don’t forget, today is the last day that the following retiring colors are guaranteed for ink pads and refills.  After today, these color products will be available “while supplies last”.    Card stock is already at “while supplies last”.

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For the Graduate

Hi!  It is hard for me to believe that my oldest is graduating in a few short weeks from High School.  I’ve been busy working on her invitations but took a little break yesterday to make a graduation card featuring her school colors.  I LOVE it!!

Graduation, Punch Art, Large Numbers, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Beautiful Bouquet

I had seen the Impossible Fold card created by Dawn Griffith and thought it would be perfect for a graduation card.  I must say, I am sorry to see the Large Number dies and stamp set retiring this month.  If you do not have these (at least the dies) add them to your list! Better yet – get them here now!    They are great not only for graduation, but birthday, anniversary, and even New Years cards.  They are also great for scrapbooking layouts.

For this card, I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White for my color scheme.  The “1” is a piece of printer paper rolled up and tied with retired Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Boutique and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  The Graduation hat is made using Basic Black cardstock.   I hope her friends will like them!

Tune in to my Tuesday’s with Teresa Facebook Live on May 8 at 7:30pm EST to see just how to make this fun card!

Download the pdf here.

A quick note on May’s promotion Share What You Love Bundle.  This bundle is a sneak peek of new products being introduced in June – but you can get your hands on it now!

 Don’t forget about the retiring list and colors!  Here’s the list of colors that we are saying goodbye to!  Get those reinkers and cardstock now!

You’ll find it all in my On-line store!

I know it is a lot for one post so thanks for sticking with me!

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Butterflies Fly Away

Hi! Today I am showcasing the Butterfly Basics stamp set that is retiring at the end of May.  This is such a pretty set!  For both cards, I stuck with Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip for my color palette.

Butterflies, Butterfly Basics, Bold Butterflies, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this card, I did stamp off for the Island Indigo stripe on the left as well as the leaves stamped in Soft Sky.  I also did generational stamping for the leaves – ie, I stamped the leaves twice before reinking the stamp.   Linen thread was wrapped around the hand 3 times, then twisted into a figure 8 before being adhered to the back of the butterfly.  I love the layered look of the butterfly.  A few rhinestones down the center finishes it off.

The dimensions for the card stock are:   Soft Sky base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Chocolate Chip mat – 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Whisper White layer – 3 3/4″ x 5″.

I also made this card using the same color palette and stamp set:

Butterflies, Butterfly Basics, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this card, I used a large post-it note to create a mask for the stamped panel.  I sponged Soft Sky along the left hand edge and then inked the leaves in Soft Sky, stamping off once, before stamping over the sponged area.  After stamping was complete, I removed the post-it note pad.   The butterflies were created in the same manner as in the first card.   To add interest to this card, I added two thin strips of Chocolate Chip cardstock behind the main panel in a diagonal fashion.

The dimensions for this card are: Base – Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  Chocolate Chip mat – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Whisper White mat – 3 13/16″ x 5 1/16.   Chocolate Chip strips – 3/16″ x 4 1/4″ (trim off the ends that overhang the panel).  Chocolate Chip mat – 3 7/16″ x 4 11/16.  Whisper White panel – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.

Here is the video from the Tuesday’s with Teresa Facebook Live showing a demonstration of these two cards:

Don’t forget, time is winding down on the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog as well as the Occasions Catalog.  Some items from the retiring lists are already sold out.  Don’t miss out on grabbing your favorites!  Shop my on-line store with Hostess Code: 4CKMSHRT today!  FREE gift with $50 purchase placed by April 30th using the Hostess Code!

The following colors are retiring this year:

So don’t forget to order those reinkers and cardstock before it’s too late!!

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Sad Saying Goodbye

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring one of my all time favorite sets in the Annual Catalog – Vintage Leaves.  I am extremely sad to see this set and the coordinating framelits leaving this year.

Vintage Leaves, Leaves, Fall, Thank You, Wood Textures DSP, DSP, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this card, I paired the retiring Vintage Leaves stamp set with Wood Words and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The leaves are stamped directly on the Wood Textures DSP – I love the added depth it gives the leaves.  Here’s a closer look:

Vintage Leaves, Leaves, Fall, Thank You, Wood Textures DSP, DSP, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Even the die cut leaf (die cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlet) is die cut from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The other leaves were stamped in Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake.

The leaves are layered on a  4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Wood Textures DSP and the base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ of thick Whisper White card stock.

The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip (going to miss this color!) and is from Wood Words stamp set.  This is punched with a 1″ circle punch and layered on a 1 1/4″ circle punch of Cajun Craze card stock.   A bow made from linen thread finishes off the card.

If you haven’t yet purchased the Vintage Leaves stamp set and coordinating Leaflet Framelits, I highly recommend getting them now!  Shop my on-line store and use Hostess Code: 4CKMSHRT  This is a great masculine, Thanksgiving, Thank You, Fall, Thinking of You stamp set.

Don’t forget to stock up on the retiring colors – especially grabbing a reinker and cardstock!

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Love It, Chop It

Hi!  Today I am sharing my creations using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  If you Love your Designer Series Paper, Chop It – so you can use it!

#loveitchopit, Daisies, Delight Daisy, Daisy Delight, Designer Series Paper, DSP, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I LOVE this paper!  It is so pretty and really doesn’t need much more added to it.  I shared these quick and easy cards with those who qualified for the Sale-A-Bration Celebration party this past month.  They were each given 4 4″ x 5 1/4″ pieces of Designer Series Paper, 2 sheets of solid color card stock coordinating with the paper and 1 sheet of Whisper White card stock to make their own versions.

For this set, Calypso Coral is the base for the card stock.  On two of the card Tranquil Tide is used as a mat behind the sentiment.  Given the prettiness of the paper, the other purpose was to showcase larger sentiments.  The Happy Birthday is a single stamp in the catalog.  Thanks Kindly is from One Big Meaning and hello is from  Hello, Friend stamp set.

I also used the coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set on two of the cards.  In both instances, the daisies were stamped in Smoky Slate ink and punched with the coordinating punch.  The centers are circles punched from Tranquil Tide card stock.  A touch of ribbon and linen thread finished off the two outside cards.

Here’s a closer look at a few of the cards:

#loveitchopit, DSP, Delightful Daisy, Happy Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!

#loveitchopit, Hello, Hello Friend, Stampin' Up!, DSP, Delightful Daisy, SU!  I am having quite a bit of fun using up Designer Series Paper – it feels good to use it up!  New papers will be coming out soon – and this is a great time to finish up paper and make room for new!!

I hope this inspires you to #loveitchopit and use that gorgeous patterned paper in your stash!

Don’t forget the retired lists are out and some items have already sold out!  Get those orders in before you lose out!   There is also a color revamp happening and 13 current colors are retiring!  Get those reinkers and card stock soon!  Here’s  a list of the current retiring colors:

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A Little Backpack

Hi!  Today I am sharing the little treat bags I made for On Stage friends.  I had so much fun putting them together!

3D,, Backpacks, Gift Bag Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, SU!,

These little bags are made using the Gift Bag Punch board – a medium sized bag.  A little front pocket was made using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  The top flaps are a separate piece from the bag.  I didn’t snag a picture of the back, but there  are two ribbons that act as straps  for back of the little backpack.

Here is what was inside these little bags:

Backpacks, Gift Bag Punch Board, Stampin' Up!, SU!

A few little treats, post-it flags, and a mini pen.  I think everyone liked them!

Here are the dimensions for the bag:

6″ x 11″ piece of Cardstock – use the Gift Bag Punch board to make a medium bag. (Do not assemble yet)

Use the 1/8″ hole punch to punch two holes on the back of the bag above the bottom flap.

Cut two pieces of  ribbon 7″ long and knot one end.  Run these through the holes so the knot will be on the inside of the bag.

Assemble the box.

For the top flap, cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/8″ x 2 1/2″.  Score at 1 1/2″ on the 2 1/2″ side.

Punch two holes on the score line 1″ in from each end.  Use a 3″ piece of ribbon through these two holes to create the handle on the top.  Adhere ends down with Tear & Tape to the smaller section created by  the score line.

Use the gift bag punch board to just punch the two ends of the cardstock to create the flap.

Stamp your sentiment on the flap

Punch a hole in the middle of the 1″ side created by the score line for the two ribbons to fit through.

Adhere these two ends down using Tear & Tape.

Attach this 1″ section to the back of the bag to adhere the flap.

For the front pocket, cut a piece of Designer Series Paper  4″ x 2 3/4″.  Score the 4″ side at 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″ 3 1/4″, 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″.  Score the 2 3/4″ side at 1/4″ , 1/2″ and 3/4″.  Cut off the two corners where the score lines intersect.  Fold score lines mountain, valley, mountain and use Mono Multi Glue to attach the three sides to the front of the bag.

For the flap, cut a piece of cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. Score the 1 1/4″ at 3/4″.   Round the corners on the front and use Tear & Tape to attach the little flap to the front of the bag with the fold over the little pocket.

Use small pieces of Velcro to hold the two flaps down.

Don’t forget, the retirement list is out!  Items are starting to sell out – so don’t delay in getting those orders in – I’d hate for you to not get what you want!

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A Few Feathers

Hi! How are you?  Today I am excited to share with you the trio of cards I made using the Feather Together stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

Masculine, Feathers, Thinking of You, Baby Wipes, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Hardwood

I just LOVE these!!  On Tuesday’s with Teresa Facebook Live, I demonstrated how to do the Baby Wipe technique and shared how to make the first and second cards in the picture above.  After the Live Demonstration, I had some feathers that I had stamped and was trying to figure out what to do with them when I came up with the third card.  All three cards use the same basic supplies and technique – but each have a little different look to them.

If you missed my Tuesday with Teresa demonstration,  here it is:

(If you’d like to enter the drawing mentioned in the video,  hop over to my Facebook page and leave a comment on the post featuring this video.)

Here’s a closer look at each card:

Feather Together, Baby Wipe, Hardwood, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this card, the stamped feathers are attached to a Dapper Denim layer which is then scored and folded up over the bottom of the Whisper White.  I distressed the edge with my thumb nail then wrapped the Dapper Denim baker’s twine around the bottom and tied a knot.  The Smoky Slate mat is stamped with the Hardwood Stamp that was inked in Smoky Slate.  The base is Thick Whisper White cardstock.

Feather Together, Hardwood, Baby Wipe, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this one, I just mounted the stamped panel on a Dapper Denim mat and wrapped the Baker’s Twine around three times.  The Hardwood is inked in Smoky Slate and stamped on Whisper White and my base is Smoky Slate.

Feather Together, Hardwood, Baby Wipe, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For the final card, I stamped the feathers on scrap Whisper White and fussy cut them out with Paper Snips.  The Hardwood is inked in Smoky Slate and stamped on Smoky Slate.  This is layered on Dapper Denim and the base is back to the Thick Whisper White.  The sentiment is also stamped from the Baby White to give it a variegated look to match the feather.

I am sad to see this  stamp set on the retiring list!  If you love these cards as much as I do, make sure you purchase it before it is gone for good!  Shop my on-line store with Hostess Code: WZ627AK3 by April 15th and get a FREE Tutorial featuring the Hold on to Hope Bundle!

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Wood Textures – A Feminine Look

Edited:  I am so sorry – this was supposed to post on Saturday while I was at On Stage – not sure what happened.  A few days late but here you go!

Hi! Today I have a feminine look for the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

Friend, Wood Textures, Wood Words, Flowers, Stampin' Up! SU!

I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I used the Wood Words and Perennial Birthday stamp sets for this card.  The flower collage on the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper is from Wood Words and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The sentiment is also from that stamp set and stamped in the same color ink on a Whisper White Panel.

For the single flower from the Perennial Birthday set, I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke markers to color directly on the stamp before stamping on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  I then colored in the flower with the Blushing Bride marker and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  This was punched out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch and layered on a 1 1/2″ Basic Black circle.

The base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ is adhered on top of this.  The Wood Textures paper measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.   The sentiment is stamped on  a piece of Whisper White that is 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ and is mounted on a piece of Basic Black that measures 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.

For a little more flare, I wrapped Linen Thread around my hand three times, twisted in the center to make a figure 8 and then adhered to the back of the Basic Black circle before attaching the flower with dimensionals to the base.

I did demonstrate how to make this card in Tuesday, April 3rd, Tuesday with Teresa – Wood Textures and Wood Words – live Facebook Demonstration.  You can watch it here.

Shop my on-line store to get the Hold on To Hope tutorial FREE through April 15th!  Hostess Code: WZ627AK3

I am heading off to OnStage in Hartford, CT!  So excited to see what is coming in the next catalog and what favorites will be retiring.  I’ll start sharing some information on Monday afternoon once we are allowed!

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Wood Textures- A Masculine Look

Hi! Today I have a card for you featuring the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack.  I LOVE this pack of paper – and find it works for all kinds of cards.  Today I have a masculine card for you.

Wood Textures, Masculine, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!

If you have quite a few Designer Series scraps, this is a great layout to use some of those up!  I created a block layout using 4 different patterns from the stack.  Here are the measurements for each:

  • Upper left -3″ x 2 1/4″
  • Lower left – 3″ x 1 1/2″
  • Upper right – 2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Lower right – 2″ x 2″

These are mounted on a piece of Early Espresso card stock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.

I die cut Happy Birthday in both Early Espresso and Whisper White.  I love the “shadow” look obtained by adhering the Whisper White just a little over to the right of the Early Espresso die cut.  The finishing touch is a button from the True Gentleman suite with a small piece of linen thread tied through the holes.

The base of the card is Whisper White thick card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″and scored at 4 1/4″.

I demonstrated how to make this card on this past Tuesday’s session of Tuesday’s with Teresa on my Facebook page.  Look for the video marked – Tuesday’s with Teresa – Wood Texture & Wood Words.

I’ll be back with a different look for the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper in a day or so.

In the meantime, don’t forget that the 2016-2018 In Colors will be retiring soon!  Once the retirement list comes out, these products tend to sell out quickly.  Avoid the rush, and place your order today in my On-Line Store!  Use Hostess Code: WZ627AK3 for orders less than $150 and get a FREE little something from me!

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