Here’s the Bird!

Hi!  Today I have another card featuring the Free as a Bird Bundle!

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I love the coordinating Laser Cut Lace cards that are part of the Bird Ballad Suite – they are just gorgeous!

For this card, I layered a piece of Soft Seafoam behind the laser cut front.  The birds are stamped with Jet Black StaZon ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.   They were then die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels that are part of the bundle.  A piece of Soft Suede is used for the mat.  The sentiment is also die cut and a small piece of Linen Thread finishes it off.

This is one of the cards we will be making at June’s Card Club on June 29th.  If you are interested in joining me, send me an email and I’ll give you the details.  Registration ends on June 24th.

Did you know Stampin’ Up! has created bundles to make ordering all the products in a suite easier?  Now you just need to order the Bird Ballad Suite to get the stamp set, dies, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Bird Ballad trinkets and the tin of Laser Cut cards!  How awesome is that!

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2019 Annual Catalog Is Here!

Hi!  I know I’m a little late with this announcement, but the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is now LIVE!  Click on the catalog image on the right to check out all the awesome products we now offer!   Want your own hard copy?  Send me a note and I’ll get one in the mail to you!

I held  my Catalog Kick-off Party Friday night, and here is the card attendees were able to make:

Flowers, Thank You, Free As A Bird, 2019 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Funny that I showcased the Free as A Bird stamp set and there isn’t a single bird on the card.  Just goes to show how versatile the Bird Ballad Suite is for creating.  This card showcases some of the new In Colors as well:

  • Pretty Peacock
  • Seaside Spray
  • Terracotta Tile

I did pair these with the Soft Seafoam from the Subtles Color Collection.   Love these new colors!  And do you see the ribbon peeking behind the sentiment?  So pretty!

From now through June 24th, I am gifting each person who places a minimum $25 order (US, prior to S/H and tax) with a pack of 10 card bases and 10 pieces of coordinating Designer Series Paper.  Shop my on-line store and use Host Code:  2EYY99AN

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Goodbye Little Bear

Hi!  Back today with a card featuring the retiring A Little Wild and the coordinating dies.

Animals, A Little Wild, Puzzle Pieces, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This little guy is just adorable and I am going to miss him as he is retiring June 3.  You still have a few days left to pick him up!

For this card, I stamped the elements in Jet Black StaZon ink and used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color.  The bear is stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White and die cut.  You will need to trim around his ear, as the dies are for tags – but we weren’t using his back side.  The background image was then run through the Big Shot with the Puzzle Pieces framelit.

TIP:  The best way to keep these all together, while the pieces are still in the die, apply your adhesive to the backside.  Remove the puzzle pieces you do not want, and then place over your mat layer and push the pieces down.  This way, you do not have to reassemble the puzzle!

The puzzle is layered on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that has been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this folder!  A MUST HAVE for everyone!

The base is a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

Don’t forget to shop my On-Line store for your favorites before they are gone in just 2 short days!

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Everything is Rosy

Hi!  A gorgeous card for you  today featuring the May Product Medley – Everything is Rosy.  This bundle is ONLY available until May 31 – so if you haven’t gotten it yet – now is the time!

Birthday, Flowers, Everything is Rosy, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I just love how this card turned out!  A little bit more stamping but with the dies and the stamp set in the bundle, still pretty quick to make.  The flowers and leaves are stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.   The colors used are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, and Flirty Flamingo.

A frame was created using the Stitched Rectangle dies (not included in the product medley).

The Product Medley does include all these goodies:

 

Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—
18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
• Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies;
largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—
48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
• Printed die cuts—2 sheets
• Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
• Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—
60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
• Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—
10 yards (9.1 m)
• Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—
10 yards (9.1 m)
• Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

This is roughly $110 worth of product that you get for just $80!!

Click here to order your medley today!

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Gearing Up

Hi!  Today I have a card to share featuring the Geared Up Garage suite from the Occasions Catalog.  With Father’s Day fast approaching, thought you might need a little inspiration.

Masculine, Geared Up Garage, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This card uses a fun technique called Tarnished Foil.  And it is so easy!  Simply drag your Jet Black StaZOn pad over your Champagne Foil before you run it through your Big Shot with the gear die from Geared Up Garage suite!

For this particular card, I die cut 2 sets of gears.  These are attached to the retiring In Color, Tranquil Tide.  I had the top set over hang the edge of the Tranquil Tide layer (which was first embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder), and just trimmed it off with Paper Snips.  I then took that piece that was trimmed and adhered it to the edge of the sentiment panel.

The Tranquil Tide top layer was mounted on a piece of Gray Granite Card stock (I LOVE this color!).  The sentiment is inked in Jet Black StaZon and stamped on Gray Granite as well.

The base is Tranquil Tide – 5 1/2″  x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

Don’t forget, just a few more days to get your favorites from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog!

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Coffee with a Twist

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a card featuring the retiring Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating dies.  I had seen this background technique a while ago but hadn’t gotten around to trying it just recently and loved it!  So easy and so fun!  Just imagine the different colors you could do.

Coffee, Coffee Cafe, Friends, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this background, I dragged the edge of Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inkpads back and forth across a piece of Whisper White card stock.  That’s all there is to it!

The sentiment and cup outline are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The straw and foam are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The coordinating dies are used to cut out all the pieces.

The background is matted on Early Espresso card stock and the base is thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

I am sad to see this set go – it is a great set for many occasions.  If you haven’t added it to your collection yet, click on the product link below to get to my store and get it before it is gone.  June 3rd is your last chance!

If you are shopping in my store, I’d love it if you’d use the following Host Code for an order below $150 (US, prior to S/H and tax):  JJUMVMT2

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Falling Flowers

Hi!  Back today with a set of cards I made featuring the retiring Falling Flowers, coordinating dies, and the retiring In Colors 2017-2019.

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I just love these colors paired with Gray Granite.  I think Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color.  I’ve used it so much lately.  For today’s cards, I used the retiring In Color 2017-2019 collection – Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  I tried to add Lemon Lime for the leaves, but really didn’t like it – so I switched to staying with just the one In Color on each card as my pop of color on Gray Granite.

The flowers are all embossed in Clear Embossing powder on Whisper White Card stock.  For the large flower, I first colored them by picked up ink with the Aqua Painter and watercoloring.  Then I went over each of the flowers using a brayer and the same ink color – this allowed for a lighter shade of the ink on the outside of the flowers.  For the medium sized flower, I brayered ink on first, then used a clean AquaPainter to remove some of the ink.  In this way, I have a darker outside to a lighter petal color.  For the smallest flowers, I colored with the marker then did a quick brayer over each.

Here is a closer view of the Tranquil Tide card:

Falling Flowers, Thank You, Thankful Thoughts, In Color 2017-2019, Stampin' Up!

I love how you can obtain different looks and shades using one ink pad.

To finish off the card, I stamped the leaves in Gray Granite in the top left.  I also used the Gray Granite marker and flecked each card.

The sentiment is stamped in the same In Color Ink used in the flowers on Gray Granite card stock then punched with the Classic Label punch.  This is layered on a Classic Label punch out of the same In Color that is cut in half.  The small flowers and the sentiment are attached using dimensionals.

I am sad to see this stamp set and die set leaving -these flowers are so pretty.  If you don’t have them yet, hurry before the are gone for good!  Just click on the product below to go to my on-line store and place your order.  Don’t forget to get your re-inker and card stock for those retiring colors as well!

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A Little Surprise

Hi!  Today I have the card I shared this week in my Facebook Live – a Pop-Up Wiper card!  This is so much fun – I hope you’ll give it a try!

#popupwiper, Painted Seasons, Fabled Friends, Spring, Easter, Stampin' Up!, SU! #2019Occasions

The surprise is inside:

#popupwiper, Fabled Friends, Painted Seasons, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Isn’t he just the cutest?

As promised, here are the measurements for the wiper mechanism:

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Here are the dimensions for the Stitched Rectangles:

Front:

  • Basic Black – 3 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ for outside, 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
  • Designer Series Paper  – 3 1/8 x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White Sentiment – 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″

Inside:

  • Poppy Parade – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″
  • Basic Black – 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (see above – this is cut from the front Black piece)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/4″

Inside Wiper (Sentiment)

  • Poppy Parade – 3 3/8″ x 1 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 1″

Please note the above measurements are the outside edges of the Stitched Rectangle Dies – the actual rectangles will be slightly smaller.

And, here is the video on making the card:

If you have any questions, please ask!  But hopefully between the pictures above and the video, you will see how it all comes together.

I am still offering to send those who place an order through my on-line store using this Host Code: 9DY7KYRM by March 24th,  a template showing how the mechanism sits inside the card.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st!!  Don’t forget to get your FREE product with a minimum $50 purchase!

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Butterfly Notes

Hi!  How are you today?  Hope you are doing well!  Today I have a very quick card for you featuring our Note Cards and Envelopes:

Thanks, Note Cards, Butterflies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019Occasions

I used the Stamparatus to align the butterfly from Butterfly Gala and stamped in StaZon Jet Black ink.  They are then colored with Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam markers for a subtle look.  To add interest to the card, I used the Simply Scored board to score 3 lines about 3/4″ from the bottom.   The sentiment is from Beauty Abounds and also stamped in StaZon Jet Black ink.

While this is a very quick and simple card, it is still very pretty and the note card size – perfect for a quick thank you.  If you haven’t tried our Note Cards and Envelopes – perhaps this will inspire you to do so.

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Hello, Hello, Hello!

Hi!  Had a little fun yesterday playing with the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set and heat embossing!

Calligraphy Essentials, Hello, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Heat Emboss

I stamped the Hello from in Versamark on a piece of Vellum Cardstock, sprinkled White Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool.  I then flipped the vellum over, and sponged Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay ink on the back.   A fun and quick technique.

The vellum is mounted on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  The base is Poppy Parade and I used a scrap of Designers Series Paper from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Pack.  The rhinestones are colored with Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

Did you know you can now choose the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper with a $50 order as your Sale-A-Bration reward?  Buy hurry!  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st!

I also wanted to let you know that the following Sale-A-Bration coordination products have sold out.  If you have any of the others on your wish list, order soon!

You’ll find all these great products in my on-line store.  Use Host Code: 9DY7KYRM and you’ll receive a FREE gift from me as well!  A $50 order not only qualifies you for a Sale-A-Bration, you’ll also get the FREE Gift and a FREE Tutorial!

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