Wild About Flowers

Hi! Today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and our theme is All About Flowers!   If you’d like to vote for your favorites, please click here.  I’d love to make the Top 10 this month and take part in a special January Blog Hop for the Top 10 winners!

Ok, well, it would be good if you know what you are voting for.  Here is my card:

Flowers, Thank You, International Highlights, Wild About Flowers, Burlap BG, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I started with the Burlap background stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and the flowers in Cajun Craze from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set and stamped in Cajun Craze as well.  I used the Triple Banner punch to make the flag look for the sentiment.

A scrap of Cajun Craze card stock was placed along the bottom of the stamped panel.  I trimmed a piece of the burlap ribbon in half (I wanted a narrow piece) to wrap around the Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is attached using dimensionals.

The stamped panel is also attached with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

The card is being sent to someone special – their support of my Stampin’ Up! on-line presence on social media has been so uplifting and I wanted to let them know.  I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will click the link above and check out the other entries and vote for your favorites!

 

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Winter Elegance

Hi!  How are you?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a card for you that I just love how it looks!

Winter Elegance!  I a little gold foil and gold embossing and you have a very elegant card!

This card features the Card Front Builder Dies and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  The Card Front Builder dies  are on the retirement list for the Holiday Catalog.  If you haven’t gotten them yet, order soon!!  The items on the retirement list are while supplies last – and these will go quickly!

I used the dies to die cut the trees from my Whisper White panel.  I then ran the panel without the trees through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder to make it look like it was snowing.  I mounted the Whisper White embossed panel on a piece of Gold Foil.  I then attached the die cut trees using dimensionals and off set just a little bit so the foil layer could  be seen.   The deer was die cut from Early Espresso card stock and attached with mini dimensionals on his legs.

I stamped the sentiment using Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.

While there are a few more steps to this card, it would still be easy to mass produce.  Here are the card stock dimensions if you would like to make your own:

  • Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Foil – 3 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

What do you think?  Elegant or not enough?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

As mentioned above, the retiring list for the Holiday Catalog has been released.  You will find this in my Stampin’ Up! website here.

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It’s A Holly Christmas!

Hi!  Back today with another Christmas Card!

For this one, I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  I stamped the holly in Memento Black Ink and used the new Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive to color the leaves.  These markers are fun to play with!  The berries and Sentiment are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

I used the Layering Circles and coordinating Stitched Shapes for the stamped image and Cherry Cobbler mat.  Behind the panel are two strips of Design Series Paper – the Cherry Cobbler piece from the Be Merry pack, and the Old Olive from the

I kept the card Clean and Simple (CAS) to make it easy to mass produce.

Tomorrow, Dec 1, Stampin’ Up! is kicking off their Year End Sales Event!  I’ll be traveling, so won’t be able to check it out until late in the day.  You will find it in my store starting Dec 1 – just click the Shop Now button on the right to get to my store and check out the great end of year deals!  This will include the retiring list for the Holiday Catalog.  One final note, some quantities will be limited  – so shop early!!

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Flurry Wishes

Hi!  I am so sorry for being absent from my blog for most of November.  I ended up catching a nasty virus that put me down for over two weeks.  I am doing much better and hopefully back in the saddle!

I did a Facebook LIVE for this card back in early November – right before I got sick – and never got around to posting it here.  So, I’ll kick off with this quick and easy Christmas card.

If you’d like to see how I made this card, then hop on over to my Facebook page and check out my video on November 7.

The stamp set used for this card is Flurry Of Wishes.  The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray.  I colored the Rhinestones with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.   The stamped panel is layered on a Smoky Slate layer.  A piece of Pool Party Shimmer ribbon is tied around the base.  The matted stamped panel is attached to the base using dimensionals.

This card is quick and easy to mass produce if you are still looking for a Christmas Card design for this year.

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One More For the Guys

Hi!  Since I had out the colors and card stock from the previous card, I decided to make another card for the guys.

Masculine, Birthday, Feather Together, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I just love how this turned out!  The feathers are from the Feather Together set (as is the sentiment).  They are stamped in Basic Black, Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  I used the Black bakers twine behind the feather panel.  The sentiment is also stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  Not a lot of fuss and pretty quick to stamp and put together if you are looking for a relative quick and easy card.

One Tip – Clean the feather stamp thoroughly between colors…. ask me how I know…lol.

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale!  There are some great designs as part of this sale.  Just click the link on the right to go to my store and place your order.  But hurry – there are only a few hours left!

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Geometrical Birthday

Hi!  I am working on some masculine birthday cards and came across this layout from Kristin Kortonick and thought I’d give it a try.

Masculine, Birthday, Feather Together, Stampin' Up!, SU!

 

I tried it in 3 different color schemes – here’s a closer look at each one.

Masculine, Birthday, CAS, Feather Together, Stampin' Up, SU!

For this one, I went with Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Basic Gray.  The sentiment is from Feather Together.

On this one, I went with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

Masculine, Birthday, Feather Together, CAS, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this last one, I used Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Smoky Slate.

I am pretty happy with how they came out – a little different and a great way to use up scraps!  The squares range from 1/4″, 1/2″ 3/4″ and 1″.

Relatively simple card – which is sometimes needed when you are in a rush.

Which color combo do you like?

There are only a few days left to the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper special!  Don’t delay!!  Get your orders in TODAY!

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Falling Flowers

Hi!  Today I have a card I CASE’d (Copy and Selectively Edit) from Jen Timko.  Here is Jen’s card.  I truly loved this card – so decided to make my own.

Hello, Falling Flowers, Thoughtful Banners, Stampin' Up, SU!

I love how mine turned out!  The subtle colors on the dark wood background – just seems so warm to me!

My card base is Thick Whisper White with a sheet from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack covering the front.

The flowers are from the Falling Flowers set.  The leaves are from Painted Harvest set and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.   The flowers are stamped in Soft Sky and So Saffron on coordinating card stock then die cut with the coordinating May Flowers dies.  The leaves are stamped in Always Artichoke on coordinating card stock and punched with the leaf punch.  The circles use both the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits.   The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and I used the Triple Banner punch to flag the end of it.  The ribbon is Soft Sky classic weave ribbon.  A few Enamel shapes finish off the card.

What do you think?  I am going to make a few more of these and send them out – hopefully they will brighten someone’s day!

Don’t forget, the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale ends next week on October 31st!  The Wood Textures paper used above is part of this awesome deal!  Just click the special on the right to place your order in my on-line store.

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Thankful

Hi! How are you today?  I hope doing well! My card for you today features a few different sets – I hope you like it!

Fall, Thanksgiving, Leaves, Vintage Leaves, Paisley & Posies, Painted Autumn, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The big leaves are from Vintage Leaves and are stamped in Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler.   The three little leaves are from Painted Autumn and are stamped in Cajun Craze.  The sentiment is from Paisleys and Posies and is stamped in Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.   I added a touch of Linen Thread to finish off the card.

A sheet from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is used as the background for my leaves. (This DSP is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Designer Series Paper Special happening this month!)  The base is a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of Always Artichoke Card stock.

Congratulations to our September Blog Hop Commenter!

 

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Fun with Markers

Hi!  How are you?  Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you!

Stylized Birthday, Balloon Celebrations, Happy Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am doing a Stamps, Paper, Ink class on Friday and this is one of the cards I am offering.  The balloons are from the Balloon Celebration set and are stamped in Dapper Denim and Old Olive.  The outline of the balloons are full strength ink while the “dots”, I stamped on scrap before stamping on the cardstock.  Both balloons have been punched with the coordinating Duo Balloon punch.   For my sentiment – I didn’t just want all one color and didn’t like the look of one word in one color and the other in the opposite.  Inspiration struck – I took my Dapper Denim and Old Olive markers and colored the words in diagonal strokes.  I didn’t worry about how “thick” each stripe was and even if they lined up between the words.  I love how it turned  out!  I used a few of the Glimmer Dots to finish off the card.  I hope the attendees on Friday like it!

Don’t forget, October 10 is the last day to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making special!  15% off select stamps and note card/envelope packs!  Not to mention, Fast Fuse adhesive for $10 with 2 FREE refills!  A $15 savings!  You’ll find all the details by clicking on the WCMD special on the right!

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A FALL Eclipse

Hi!  We have moved into Fall here in New England and the temperatures are definitely more seasonal.  This is  a card we did at a September workshop – such a fun technique and a great way to celebrate fall.

If you haven’t tried the Eclipse technique, I did give some directions in this post.

My colors for this card:  Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso for the flowers.  The leaves  are Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  The copper ribbon was the perfect accent for this card.

Since there aren’t two “L”‘s in the Large Letter Framelit set, I used an “E” to get my spacing then removed it before running through the Big Shot with FAL.   I then moved the L and ran through again to get the last “L” in the word.

It’s a new month and a New Year in the Stampin’ Up! world, so we are kicking it off with not 1 but 2 awesome sales!!

First, get ready for World Card Making Day with these special offers!

 

Second, Designer Series Paper Special!!

Such great deals!!  Don’t miss out!!  Use Hostess Code 6HMNXWKG when ordering before October 10, I’ll send you a FREE Embellishment of my choosing!

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