Eclectic Baby

Hi!  Today I have another card featuring the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set of the Month.  Today is the last day to order your bundle to participate in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Club.

Oh So Eclectic, Teeny Tiny Wishes, baby, SU!, Stampin' Up!

Thanks to Carolina Evans for this wonderful idea to make blocks from the Eclectic Backgrounds Thinlets.  I decided to color my blocks – but you could run the die through with various colors of cardstocks and pop in the diamonds using card stock as well.   Directions on how to do this will be in the tutorial for those that participate in the Stamp Set of the Month.

So, what is the Stamp Set of the Month?  Each month, I pick a stamp set or bundle to feature as the Stamp Set of the Month.  I create a minimum of 4 projects using that bundle.  For those that participate, they will receive a tutorial – including pictures for steps that need them – with how to make the projects.  To participate, place an order using the specified hostess code for the recommended bundle or stamp set (or an order that meets the value of the recommended bundle) by the date shown and you will receive the tutorial.

Recommended Purchase:

145356 Oh So Eclectic Clear Mount Bundle $47.50

Hostess Code: 69SWVKDA

Shop my on-line store today!  Don’t forget a $50 purchase (US – prior to S/H and tax) nets you a  $5 BONUS DAY COUPON good toward a purchase in August!

There is NO OBLIGATION or TIME COMMITMENT. Each month I will feature a stamp set and create 4 cards/projects using that set. There will be a recommended purchase for the month If you would like to take part in that month’s SSOTM, simply place an order for the recommended amount using the specified hostess code for that month’s SSOTM and you will receive a tutorial with pictures and step-by-step directions for the projects.  Participate in 5 Stamp Set of The Month Clubs and you will receive $25 in FREE Stampin’ Up! Merchandise!

Just a reminder, today is also the last day to take advantage of the Christmas In July special!  Join my team and get this awesome Essentials Pack FREE:

That’s almost $200 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for just $99 plus tax!  But hurry – this special ends at 11:59PM MT!

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Fun Fold Time!

Hi! Today I have a fun fold for you!  It’s called the Diagonal Gate Fold!

Fancy Fold, Flower Shop, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, SU!, Stampin' Up!, Technique, Tutorial

Isn’t it cool?  Here it is open:

Fancy Fold, Flower Shop, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, SU!, Stampin' Up!, Technique, Tutorial

Want to know how to do it?  Here is a photo tutorial for you!

Supplies:

  • Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″  (Yes – 8 1/4″!!)
  • Layers: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (Need 2)
  • Designer Series Paper: 2 1/4″ x 4 7/8″ (Need 2)
  • Whisper White: 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Need 1 for inside of card)

Step 1:  Score the base piece at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ on the 8 1/4″ side:

Step 2: Score the base from the top left corner to the bottom of the 2 3/4″ score line:

Step 3:  Slide the paper over and score from the top of the 5 1/2″ score line to the bottom right corner:

When you are done scoring, your base should look like this:

Step 4: Fold back on the diagonal score lines:

Step 5: Fold in on the straight score lines:

Your diagonal lines should meet in the middle.

Step 6: Cut one piece of Designer Series Paper and one layer from the top left to the bottom right corner:

Step 7: Cut the second piece of Designer Series Paper and the second layer from the top right corner to the bottom left corner:

After cutting your layers, you should have this:

Step 8: Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the mat layers with Snail Adhesive

Step 9: Adhere the pieces that were cut from the top right to the bottom left (those on the right in the picture above) to the panels that are under the diagonal flaps:

Step 10: Adhere the pieces that were cut from the top left to the bottom right (those on the left side of the picture above) to the panels on top:

Step 11: Decorate card as desired.  Just make sure when attaching the front images, you only attach to one side of the diagonal flap so that the card can still be opened.  For my card, the flower was adhered to the left panel and the Happy Birthday banner was attached to the right panel.

Step 12: Decorate and adhere the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card:

For my card, I used Flower Shop and coordinating punch for the front.  On the inside, I used the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.  So fun!   The colors are Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink.  The Duo Banner punch was used for the front sentiment.

I’d love to know what you think of the photo tutorial!  And if you give this a try – I’d love to see what you come up with!

Don’t forget, when you shop in my on-line store before July 31st and spend $50 US (prior to S/H and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon good for a purchase in August!

Want it all?  Join my team by July 31st and get the Essentials Pack valued at $72!!

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Did You See This?

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Number of Year’s Stamp Set!  Thanks so much to Esther Howard for this great idea!

Number of Years, SU!, Stampin' Up!

When looking at the set, I wouldn’t have thought to make a card without using a number.   The colors are Pear Pizzazz and Berry Burst.  I stamped the leaves twice without reinking in between to get a more dimensional look to the card.  This card could be used for any occasion and will be one of the cards we make at the August class.  Very quick and easy to reproduce if you are looking for a design.

Hope you like today’s card!

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A Daisy Thank You

Hi!  Today I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlight!  The theme is Gratitude – Thailand inspired.   I designed a Thank You card to thank my customers this month who purchase from me – and are helping me toward my goal of earning this year’s incentive trip to Alaska!

Daisy Delight, SU!, Stampin' Up!

This card features the Daisy Delight stamp set.  I wanted to make a card just using the stamp set – to show you do not need the punch to make a gorgeous card with the set.  My colors are Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz.    The flower panel is matted on Perfect Plum cardstock.  Thick Whisper White is used for the card base.  The sentiment and ribbon are Powder Pink.

I’d love your vote for this card in Kylie’s highlight! If I make the Top 10, I’ll get to hop along with Kylie and the others in a special hop in August!  To vote for my card, simply go here.

If you’d like to receive this card in the mail this month and live in the US, simply place an order through my on-line store and I’ll send one out!

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Daisy Bokeh

Hi! Today I am playing along with Global Design Project’s Color Challenge #GDP093  Here is my card:

Stampin' Up! SU! Daisy Delight, Wood Words, Bokeh
Stampin’ Up! SU! Daisy Delight, Wood Words, Bokeh

Our colors are:

For my card, I decided to do a take on the Bokeh effect – it isn’t quite the same, but it is close.  I used the circle stamp from Wood Words stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, the Daisy Center from Daisy Delight stamped in Pool Party and a sponge dauber inked in Berry Burst for my 3 different sized circles.  The sentiment is from the Wood Words set as well.  The layer behind my Bokeh panel is a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Naturally Eclectic pack.  The daisy is stamped with Pool Party, the center with Berry Burst.  While it is hard to see in this picture, I did use Wink of Stella on the daisy center.  A little Pool Par

ty solid baker’s twine finishes off the card.  I am very happy with how this turned out!

Just wanted to remind you that the Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock – and I am offering a FREE set of 4 cards handmade by me to all those who order the bundle by June 30th.  Here’s a peek at part of your FREE gift:

Stampin' Up! SU! Daisy Delight, Card BoxLook – I am even making a daisy box to send your cards in!  Isn’t it cute?

Here is the bundle:

Place your order here

Use Hostess Code: 29ZK42G6

To get your FREE gift from me!

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Polished Stone

Hi – had some fun at Friday night’s Fun With Glossy Cardstock making these cards using the Polished Stone technique.

Stampin' Up! SU! Thankful Thoughts, Polished Stone, 2017-2019 In Colors

For this card, Calypso Coral was paired with the new Lemon-Lime Twist to make the background.  If you’ve never tried this technique, here is what you do:

  1. Run the Embossing Buddy over your Glossy Cardstock
  2. Ink your stamp with Versamark and stamp on the Glossy Cardstock
  3. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the Versamark image and tap off any extra
  4. Heat set with the Heat Tool.
  5. Spritz Rubbing Alcohol on a cotton ball
  6. Place 2-3 drops of Calypso Coral ink on the cotton ball.
  7. Place 2-3 drops of Lemon-Lime Twist on the cotton ball.
  8. Pounce cotton ball all over the Glossy Cardstock – including the embossed image
  9. Once you have the coverage you like, use the Heat Tool to re-heat the stamped image and watch the image pop out of the color (basically you are evaporating the rubbing alcohol and ink from the embossed image).
  10. If your image doesn’t really stand out – apply more ink to the cotton ball and re-apply to the Glossy Cardstock.
  11. Embellish card as desired.

Here is a version in Berry Burst and Fresh Fig:

Stampin' Up! SU! Thankful Thoughts, Polished Stone, 2017-2019 In Colors

The fun thing with this technique – it can be vibrant or muted – depending on the amount of ink used.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards!

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Summer Time Stamp It Blog Hop

Hi! Today I am playing along in the Team Stamp It Summer Blog Hop!

School ended on Thursday for my children and we celebrated by heading to the local ice cream shop.  That inspired my card for today – as this represents the start of summer for us.

I used the new Marbled background stamp, inked in Powder Pink for the background.  The ice cream swirl is also Powder Pink and the cone is Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  The sentiment and ice cream cone are from the Cool Treats stamp set.

I added a bit of Gold Thread behind my main panel and dimensionals on the ice cream cone.

Do you have a tradition that kicks off summer for you?

Leave a comment with #stampitcontest to win this great prize:

Congratulations to our May Hop Winner!!

Now, hop on over to see the next great project:

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Fishy, Fishy

Hi! Today I am showcasing a card we will be making at this Friday Night’s Fun with Glossy Paper! class!  If you live in or near Northborough, MA, USA – I hope you will join me!  Check out my Events page for the details!

Stampin' Up! SU! Seaside Shore, Sunshine Sayings

Love how this background turned out and can’t wait to show my guests how it is done!  I also used the same technique on a piece of glossy scrap card stock and fussy cut the fish in the upper right.  He is popped up with a dimensional.  The colors in the background are Lemon-Lime Twist, Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise.   The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide and is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.

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Life’s Short

Hi! Playing with new product today!  It’s the Lemon Zest Bundle!  I am also playing along with Global Design Projects – CASE the designer – #GDP092

Stampin' Up! SU! Lemon Zest, Eclectic Layers

This is such a refreshing bundle to play with – and perfect for summer!  The lemons are stamped in Daffodil Delight and punched out with the coordinating punch.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  The layer behind the lemons is die-cut using the Eclectic Layers framelits and from the new Lemon-Lime Twist card stock.  My sentiment is colored with a Basic Black marker (the actual stamp has the words on two separate lines – but I wanted it to read across to match the layout for the challenge).  The Designer Series Paper behind the Lemon panel is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper stack.  This is then layered on Old Olive.  I used the Thick Whisper White for my base.

I didn’t take a picture of the inside (I need to remember to do that) but I did stamp the sentiment Squeeze it for all it’s worth in Basic Black.

You will find all the products used for this card in my on-line store!

There you have it – hope you enjoy the fresh look of today’s card!  If you decide to play along with this week’s GDP challenge – please let me know!

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Flying Butterflies

Hi! I’d like to start by congratulating Sandra Schroeder for winning the blog candy offered on the Amazing Mother post!  Please email your address to  teresa.howe@verizon.net and I will get your prize out to you!

Today I have a card I demonstrated at a workshop over the weekend.  Thanks so much to Lyssa at Song of My Heart for the great directions  and inspiration!

Stampin' Up! SU! Watercolor Wings

The front of the card features the butterfly from Watercolor Wings. The color combination is Lemon-Lime Twist (one of the new 2017-18 In Colors and available in the Eastern Palace bundle during May), Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral.

When you open the card, the recipient gets a pretty surprise:

SU! Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings, Bold ButterfliesThe butterflies pop-up!  The color combination for each butterfly is the same as on the front.  Just die cut them with the coordinating Bold Butterfly Thinlets.  I strongly recommend stamping the body of the butterfly AFTER you die cut them – so the heads aren’t cut off as they are in mine.

The butterflies are attached together with a glue dot place at the very tip of the top wings.  They will fold down together stacked on top of each other so the card can be mailed!  This was a big hit!  If you don’t already own the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the coordinating Bold Butterfly Thinlets, I highly recommend adding them to your collection!

I’d love to know what you think!

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