Keeping It Simple Friday

Hi!  Today I have a quick and simple card for you – because sometimes, that is just what we need.  Thinking of You, Rooted in Nature, Fall, Stampin' Up!, SU!Simple doesn’t have to mean ugly.  I love the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper pack – such gorgeous colors!  I am not sure I would have thought to do leaves in Blackberry Bliss and Petal Pink – but this paper is just so pretty!   As I said, I kept it simple by just adding a sentiment, a little baker’s wine and a leaf embellishment.    Pretty straightforward and done in less than 10 minutes.

What do you think?  Do you like quick and easy?  With some of our Designer Series Paper you don’t need more than a sentiment and a little embellishing.

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Back to the Rhino

Hi!  Yes, I am back with a new Animal Outing card today – but this one features  a fun flap fold!

Thank You, Rhino, Animal Outing, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fun Fold

Is he not just the most adorable rhino you have ever seen?!!  I LOVE him!!!  Ok, I’ll stop (for now!).   I found this fold by Jackie Bolhuis and had to try.  So much fun!

Here is the video of my Facebook Live from last night where I demonstrated this fold:

And, as promised last night, here is the PDF for the measurements.

What do you think? Fun, right?

A few more details, the Designer Series Paper is from the Animal Outing Designer Series Paper Pack.  The colors of card stock are Berry Burst, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The circles are die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits and the sentiment using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The Rhino is colored with Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate Combo Pack, Ivory, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.

Don’t forget, for every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you earn a $5 coupon to spend in September!

Also, during August only – or while supplies last, the Blended Season bundle is a great addition to your stamp collection!

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Merry Christmas Holly

Hi!  How are you today?  Here is my next installment using the Blended Seasons bundle that is only available this month.  You’ll find it in my on-line store here.

Christmas, Holly, Blended Seasons, Watercoloring, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This is a Christmas version of the Birthday card I featured a few weeks ago.   The colors for his card are Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  The Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen were used to color the holly and hte bell.    While it is difficult to see in the picture, I did use the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on the bell and berries in the holly.   Here is a view of the back of the card:

This is where you’d write your message.

The dimensions for each of the layers can be found in this file.

If you missed how to make this card, here is the video showcasing the birthday version:

So what do you think of the Blended Seasons bundle?  Have I convinced you you need this bundle?  If so, I’d love if you’d purchase it through my on-line store here.    Use Hostess Code W6P6Y3C6 and when you spend $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you’ll get a FREE Gift from me!   This offer ends tho on August 15 – so hurry!

Next question – this is the second time I’ve done a little mini-series of posts featuring a stamp set or bundle.  Do you like that?  Or would you prefer the ideas spread out and interspersed with other stamp sets/bundles?  I’d love your opinion!!

Bonus Days are going strong!  Every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) gets you a $5 coupon to use in September!!

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I Just Miss You

Hi!  Back today with another card featuring the Blended Seasons Bundle which is an exclusive bundle available only this month – of while supplies last.  If you haven’t purchased it yet, I highly recommend doing so before it is no longer available.  You’ll find it here in my on-line store.

Miss You, Flowers, Blended Seasons, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This card features the flowers that are in the Blended Seasons stamp set.  They are stamped in Jet Black StaZon ink on Crumb Cake card stock and colored with Watercolor Pencils – both assortments.  The leaves are colored with the Garden Green pencil while the flowers are Flirty Flamingo with highlights of Melon Mambo.  The flower centers are Crushed Curry.  An Aqua Painter is used to blend the colors.   I really love the soft look this card has and think that using Crumb Cake for my neutral layer helped achieve that softness.  The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black StaZon as well.  A few Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins finishes off the card.

The stamped panel is Crumb Cake measuring 4x 5 1/4″.  The base layer is also Crumb Cake and measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  This card would be perfect for so many occasions just switch out the sentiment.

I hope you are enjoying the small series of posts featuring the Blended Seasons bundle.

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Black And Gold

Hi!  Today I have the card I demonstrated on last night’s Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live Demonstration!

Fall, Elegance, Blended Seasons, Watercolors, Stampin' Up!, SU! Thank You

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this turned out!   The leaves are stamped in Versamark on Basic Black card stock and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  Watercolor Pencils are used to color the leaves – they are so vibrant on the Black cardstock.

Here’s the video:

The sentiment is heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder as well on a piece of Basic Black scrap cardstock and then die cut with the stitched frame from the Stitched Seasons coordinating die set.  I love the stitched look around the sentiment.  There are 3 different sizes of this shape in the set.

Lastly, I die cut the little swirls from Gold Foil paper to attach to the back of he sentiment frame.

The Basic Black stamped panel measures 4 x 5 1/4″ and is mounted on a piece of Gold Foil paper that measures 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″.  The base is Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

The Blended Season Bundle is an exclusive bundle available only during the month of August or while supplies last!  So don’t delay!!!  Order your set here today!  Use Hostess Code W6P6Y3C6 to order your bundle and you’ll receive a FREE pack of Mini Dimensionals from me!!  Orders must be a minimum of $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) and placed by August 15 through my on-line store to qualify for the FREE dimensionals.

Your order of $50 will also qualify you for a BONUS DAY Coupon!!  This coupon is good for $5 off an order in September.

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A Lemon For Teacher?

Hi!  Today I am playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is Teachers!   If you like my card, I’d love your vote!  You can vote here  and then click on the heart in the upper right corner of my card.

Ok – so here’s my card:

Teachers, Apples, Lemon Zest, Stampin' Up!, SU!

School starts at the end of this month for my kids, so now is a good time be thinking of back-to-school cards and gifts.

I didn’t really have an apple set or anything else teacher related – so I turned my lemons into apples!  That’s right – I stamped the lemon from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Real Red ink, punched with the Lemon Builder Punch and then trimmed top and bottom to make an apple.  I added a stem using a scrap of Early Espresso card stock.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  What do you think?  Pretty clever?

I added a Welcome sentiment using the Banners For You stamp set and the Duo Banner punch.

The apples are attached to a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Tropical Escape Paper Stack that measures 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.   This is mounted on Early Espresso Card Stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Old Olive Card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ – scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

Make sure you check out all the other demonstrators for more fun Teacher themed projects!

You’ll find all the supplies to make this card in my on-line store.

Don’t forget it is Bonus Days time and each $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you spend this month, earns you a $5 coupon to use in September.

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Mountain View

Hi!  How are you today?  Sorry I didn’t get to post the other day – I’ve been trying to get better about posting 3-4 times a week – and that didn’t happen.   But, I am back today with a card featuring the Waterfront stamp set.

Hello, Just Because, Waterfront, Stampin' Up!, SU!This is the card I featured at the Catalog Kick-off back in June to showcase the Stamparatus tool.  This tool makes it so easy to create scenes such as this one – and to mass produce them as well.  The mountains are stamped in Soft Suede, the water in Balmy Blue, the trees in Old Olive and the sun in So Saffron.  The Sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set and is stamped in Soft Suede ink.

The mountain scene is stamped on a piece of Whisper White Card stock that measures 3 3/4 x 5″.  This is mounted on a piece of Soft Suede card stock that measures 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  The base of the card is thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ – scored at 5 1/2″ and folded on the score line.

These products can be found in my on-line store here.

Hostess Code until August 15 is W6P6Y3C6

This card does have some sentimental value to me as well as growing up my family would spend a week at a lake in the summer and sometimes I’d get to see a view similar to this.

This coming week I’ll be showcasing a few cards featuring the new Blended Seasons bundle that is available for purchase for August only.  Stay tuned!

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Fun Fold Birthday

Hi!  Today I have a fun fold birthday card to share with you!

I think this card is so cute and I love how easy it is to achieve.  I demonstrated this card in my Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live.  Here’s the video:

Here is a PDF of the dimensions for download.

For colors, I paired Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and Night of Navy.  I just love this color combination!  The stamp set featured in this card is Balloon Celebration and can be found in the Annual Catalog.

August Special!!

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Order yours today before they are gone!  This is an awesome bundle and I’d hate for you to miss out!!  Click here to order yours!

Add the new set of WaterColor Pencils to your order as well!

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$5 Coupon code may be redeemed on September orders! The more you spend in August, the more you save in September!

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Dandelion Wishes

Hi!  I’ve got a quick and easy card for your Saturday morning featuring the Dandelion Wishes set.

Smiles, Friendship, Dandelion Wishes, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Masking

The background is sponged with Balmy Blue ink.  I created a mask from a piece of the card board that comes in the Designer Series Paper Packs the same size as my front panel (3 3/4 x 5″) and cut a rectangle from the middle of it to create the mask.   After sponging, I stamped the single Dandelion from Dandelion Wishes in Crumb Cake ink.  The sentiment is from the You Lift Me Up stamp set.

The Whisper White panel is layer on Early Espresso card stock that measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″.  The base is Balmy Blue card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.  Easy enough card to mass produce and you can just swap out the sentiment for a Get Well Card, Thinking of You, Thank You or Birthday.

I also did a monochromatic version:

Smiles, Dandelion Wishes, You Lift Me Up, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Masking

It is fun to come up with quick and easy cards – as sometimes we need that.  Hope you liked today’s version.

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Such A Cool Tool

Hi!  Today I am back with a card I made featuring the Stamparatus!!!  What a Cool Tool and a MUST HAVE!!  You’ll find it in my on-line store here.  If you don’t have one, I highly recommend it!

Here is the card I featured this week on my Facebook Live Show: Tuesday with Teresa.

Stamparatus, Varied Vases, Artisan Textures, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The background for this card is created using So Saffron and Crumb Cake ink and the Artisan Textures stamp set.  Another MUST HAVE stamp set in the catalog!  Such fun background images!

The shelf for the vases is stamped with Crumb Cake ink.  The vases, stems and flowers are all stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink and then colored with Heather Highland, Bashful Blue, Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron Stampin’ Write markers.

I used the Stamparatus Tool to stamp the shelf, vases, stems and flowers – and boy did that make it easy!  If you are looking to mass produce cards or just want to make sure you have clean crisp images, then this is the tool for you.   You can see how I stamped the panel in this video:

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