Happy Birthday Remake

Hi!  Today I have an update to a pocket card I shared a while  back.  You can see that one here.

I love pocket cards – so had fun using new product to make this version:

Birthday, Daisy Lane, Pocket Card, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

I was playing with the gorgeous Noble Peacock Designer Specialty Paper and Designer Peacock Foil Papers.  The daisy is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and punched with Medium Daisy flower.  I also punched a daisy from the Pretty Peacock Foil sheet and from Whisper White cardstock and layered the three together for the flower.

The pocket is made from the Pretty Peacock Specialty Paper.  The base is Whisper White thick.  Besides the Happy Birthday that pulls out of the pocket, the card does open as well so you can write a full message.

I hope you enjoyed my updated version of this card!

You’ll find all supplies in my on-line store- just click the product link below.

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Do You Love Sunsets?

Hi!  I LOVE sunsets – the colors of the sky lately have been gorgeous and I’ve been taking quite a few pictures with my phone.  After a few gorgeous nights, I decided to make a card – here’s my attempt:

Sunset, Friend Like You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

While I didn’t quite catch all the colors in the sky – and will keep playing with a few other techniques, I am pretty happy with how it came out.

To make the background, I dragged the following ink pads across the paper from bottom to top – masking with a scrap piece where needed:

  • Old Olive
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cajun Craze

I then stamped the images from the Friend Like You stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink.    I love the Silhouette look to this stamp set – and if you aren’t in to stamping, there are coordinating dies that you could use instead for the images.

The measurements for the pieces are:

  • Base – Whisper White Thick – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ score at 4 1/4″ and folded in half
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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A Subtle Fall

Hi!  Today I have a card that I shared in this past week’s Facebook Live featuring the Colorful Seasons stamp set in the Annual Catalog.

Leaves, Fall, Colorful Seasons, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The leaves on this card are done with the Emboss Resist Technique.  I did change it up a little so that I had a more subtle look to my card by sponging on ink before embossing the leaf, then sponging more ink over the embossed image.  I love fall and feel that this captures the colors near the end of the season.

The background is the Birch stamp and the sentiment is from the Here’s a Card set (a must have in my book!)

This card is the  second one I share in this video:

I’d love to know what you think and if you’ve tried the Emboss Resist technique or not.

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Lighthouse

Hi!  Today I have a card for you using the Sail Away Bundle in the Annual Catalog.  I love lighthouses, and couldn’t resist this set.

Sail Away, Lighthouse, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Masculine, #2019AnnualCatalog

The Lighthouse and Wheel were stamped in Gray Granite ink and then watercolored with an AquaPainter and Old Olive, Night of Navy and Gray Granite ink.   I love the soft shading to the light house.

A hole was cut in the Whisper White layer using the Layering Circles Framelits.  A piece of the Sail Away Designer Series Paper was attached behind it.  Gray Granite and Night of Navy Cardstock were used for the base and mat respectively.

  • Base Gray Granite:  4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″
  • Mat layer Night of Navy – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Top layer Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Circle cut-out – 2 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper behind cut-out 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

The Come Sail Away trinkets and Baker’s Twine were used to embellish the card.  A great card that could be used for many occasions including sympathy.

Don’t forget, the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale ends on Sept 30.    You’ll find the participating packs in my on-line store.

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A Few Fun Folds

Say that a few times quick!  Today I have the cards I shared in my Facebook Live this past week featuring the Come to Gather Suite.   Being a big lover of fall, this set is perfect for me!

First up, we have this fun fold called the Joy Fold Card.

Joy Fold, Fun Folds, Come To Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I just love the colors in the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and used that for my color pallet on this card.

Here are the dimensions for each of the layers:

  • Base: Mint Macaron – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 5 1/2″
  • Flap: Pretty Peacock – 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″
  • DSP 1:  5 1/4 ” x 4″
  • DSP 2: 2 3/4″ x  4″
  • Whisper White: 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ – need 2

Here is the card opened up:

Joy Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

 

The second card features the Overlay Fold:

Overlay Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I had a lot of fun with the leaves in this card – I dipped the die itself onto the ink pad before running it through the Big Shot!

Here are the dimensions for these layers:

  • Base: Early Espresso – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ – score the 5 1/4″ side at 1″
  • Overlay Panel: Early Espresso – 4″ x 4 3/16″
  • DSP: Come to Gather – 3 3/4″ x 3″
  • Whisper White: 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Optional (not used in this card) for front: 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Scraps: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Here is the video showcasing how both cards are made:

Hope you enjoyed these 2 fun folds today!

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It’s Apple Season!

Hi!  I love fall!  I know we still have a few weeks of summer left, but Apple Picking season is here in Massachusetts.  I made this little treat holder for September’s Class To Go featuring the Harvest Hellos bundle.

Harvest Hellos, Treat Holder, #2019Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am offering a project kit featuring 4 different projects – including this guy, for all those that purchase the Harvest Hellos bundle through my on-line store here.

Use Host Code YDECNMHA when ordering.

Kits will ship on Sept 16 and Sept 30.

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I Get By

with a little help from my friends.  Ok – did you sing it like I did?  LOL.  Couldn’t help it.  I saw this little guy in the Annual Catalog and he looked like he could use a little help.   Finally had a chance to play with him and wanted to share.

Back on Your Feet, Foil Embossing, Stampin' Up!, SU! #2019AnnualCatalog

Doesn’t he look like he could use a little help getting back on his feet?  I have a friend who underwent a heart transplant last week and thought this little guy might just cheer him up.    The turtle and sentiment are from the Back on Your Feet stamp set.

The background is the Noble Peacock Foil sheet measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″,  embossed with he Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.  Isn’t that just perfect for this turtle?   Thank you to Gloria Plunkett for the great idea!

The turtle is stamped in Black StaZon ink and colored using Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  The Granny Apple Green and Garden Green pencils matched pretty well with the Old Olive Foil.

These are layered on Early Espresso card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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I Am Over The Moon

to be back!  Sorry for the hiatus, but life was a bit crazy over the summer and I had to take a break from blogging.

Have you seen these cows? I am also Over the Moon for them!!  They are just adorable and so fun to play with!  Here’s a cute treat holder – thank you Kim Quade of Kim Plays with Paper for the adorable idea!

Treat Holder, Over the Moon, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019annualcatalog

And these Cow Tail candies are the perfect treat to go with this adorable guy!  The cow is stamped in Jet Black StaZon ink and the spots are colored with a Basic Black Marker.  To go with the candy, I added Pumpkin Pie for his bell, tail and the little tuft of hair on the top of his head.

The sentiment is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White card stock and punched with the Classic Label punch.  This is layered on Pumpkin Pie cardstock.   The topper itself is a 3 x 4 1/4″ piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock scored at 2 1/8″ and folded in half.

The treats are placed in a 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane bag.   These little guys are headed to a craft fair next weekend.

You will find all the supplies in my on-line store – just click on the items in the product list below.

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One Little Bird

Hi!  Today I have a card for you with (GASP) NO stamping!  I know, hard to believe – but I love this Designer Series Paper and decided to use it as my focal point for my card:

Bird Ballad, Tin Tile, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

So pretty!  The different layers you see are a die cut of Whisper White using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  This is under the piece of Whisper White embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  A small strip of Terracotta Tile card stock is layered on top of that.  The final touch is the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper die cut with a Stitched Shape Circle framelit.  A small bow using Linen Thread finishes off the card.

There is plenty of room to add a sentiment from Hello to Thinking of You to Birthday.  I love how this turned out and the pairing of the different layers.

One quick point today – did you know, if you purchase any of the Embossing Folders in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, you will need the following plate to make them work with the old Big Shot.  As Stampin’ Up! moves to a new die cutting system (TBD), the embossing folders are thinner than the old ones – so this additional plate will allow you to use the new folders with the retired Big Shot machine.  You’ll find it here in my on-line store.

Just a few days left to earn your Bonus Days Coupons!  Spend $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) and earn a $5 coupon to use in August!  Earning period ends July 31st! So hop on over to my store today!

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Fun with Foil

Hi!  Today I have a card to share featuring the Noble Peacock Foil from the Annual Catalog.  I CASE’d the card from Gail Ellis, an Australian Demonstrator.  I love her style.

Noble Peacock Foil, Tasteful Textures, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The card features the Tasteful Textures stamp set for the sentiment and the butterflies are from the Enjoy Life stamp set.

The foil is embossed using the Tufted Embossing Folder.  The lace edge is die cut using one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits.   Two pieces of Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon is used to adorn the edge.   The final touch is the rhinestones placed under the sentiment.

We will be making this card in my August Fun with Foil class.  If you are local to Northborough, MA, USA and would like to join me, please send me an email for the details.

We are in the midst of Bonus Days – for every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you spend in the month of July, you will earn a $5 Bonus Coupon good on a purchase in August!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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