A Simple Thanks

Hi!  I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!  This past weekend I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s Leader’s Summit for the first time in 15 years.   It is due to you and my downline that I was able to attend and it was a wonderful experience.  This card is for YOU!

Thanks, Rooted In Nature, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

The colors for this card are Gray Granite, Terracotta Tile and Pear Pizzazz.  The stamp set is Rooted in Nature and the sentiment is from Free As a Bird.  I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder after stamping the leaves on it.

I truly appreciate all the support you give, through your comments, likes and follows on this blog, on my Facebook Business Page and on my Pinterest page as well as your purchases, suite share participation and for those that have chosen to sign-up underneath me.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

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Because Adulting Is Hard

Hi!   Today I have a fun card using the Nothing’s Better Than bundle in the Annual Catalog.  Such a fun bundle if you haven’t checked it out yet.

Cocktails, Friends, Humor, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Nothings Better Than, #2020AnnualCatalog

Love this sentiment – and oh, at times so true!  This little cocktail is so easy to stamp with the 2-step Photopolymer set.  I went with bright and cheery – using Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight for my colors.  I decided to punch circles to host my focal point of the glass.  The sentiment in the lower right was creating using the new Banners Pick-A-Punch in the August-December mini catalog.   The Subtle Texture Embossing Folder was used on the 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Basic Black measuring 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ is a mat for Whisper White and the base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

I have a few friends that I think would get a kick out of receiving this card – how about you?

We are winding down the month of August and thus the end of August Bonus Day Redemptions – make sure you use those coupons earned in July!  Also, for those who live in Massachusetts, this weekend is Tax Free weekend – and everything in the Stampin’ Up! catalog qualifies for Tax Free!

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Hello Sunshine!

Hi!  Happy Monday!!  I had so much fun Friday night at the Mystery Stamp night and decided to start the week with the card layout I used.  Huge thanks to Kim Quade at Kim Plays with Paper for the inspiration.

Fun Fold, Hello, Under My Umbrella, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog, #2020InColor, #MysteryStamping

Isn’t this a fun layout!  The stamped image is a flap and a layer behind to write your message!   For this card, I used the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  The images were stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin Blends – Real Red, So Saffron, Seaside Spray and Old Olive.  The sentiment is stamped in the new Misty Moonlight In Color ink.  I used the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles for the sentiment.    A piece of Misty Moonlight In Color Twill Ribbon finishes it off.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper pack.

Here are the dimensions:

  • Base – Misty Moonlight – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Flap – Misty Moonlight – 3″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
  • Image Panel – Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 4″ (need 2 – one for the inside)

Assembly:

  • Attach Designer Series Paper to the base
  • Attach the Flap to the Designer Series Paper (centered would be 1 1/4″ from each end)
  • Attach the Image panel to the top of the flap
  • Attach the second panel to the inside

If you wanted to save on Designer Series Paper – you could cut two strips that are 1 1/8″ x 4″ to place on each side of the flap once attached to the base.

I have so many fun ideas for this layout – I can’t wait to try them out!

I host Mystery Stamping Zoom Meetings the 3rd Friday of the month – I hope you will consider joining me in September!

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A Saturday Smile

Hi!  How are you today?  Any fun plans for the weekend?  Not sure what’s on my plate this weekend – probably a little cleaning, gardening and hopefully some crafting.     Hopefully this bright and cheery card will bring a smile to your face on this sunny Saturday morning.

Smile, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog, Lovely You

I went with the Brights Color Family for this card with Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana.   The images are stamped marandomly in the lower right corner of Whisper White cardstock.  A 1 1/4″ circle is stamped with flowers and layered behind the sentiment which is heat embossed in White Embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock.  I love the popped look of the sentiment.

The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cardstock – measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  A piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock measuring 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ is layered behind the stamped panel.  All images are from the Lovely You stamp set and the sentiment is punched with the coordinating Lovely Labels Pick-A-Punch.  I highly recommend the bundle – but if nothing else – get the punch – you’ll be glad you did!  The punch has two different styles and each style has 3 different options based on the width of the cardstock – 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″.  A must have for all papercrafters.

Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for stopping in!

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At The Seashore

Hi!  Decided since it was still summer, I should focus on the present and made this card using the Seaside Notions stamp set.

Smile, Friendship, Seaside Notions, Block Watercoloring, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I do love walking on the beach looking for shells so couldn’t resist this stamp set.  The background is made by applying ink to a clear block – in this case, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry then spritzing with water and laying the block on the Whisper White background.  Let it dry completely.

For the Seahorse, I used Bermuda Bay and Balmy Blue watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen.  The shells are a mix of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  Each of the three elements were fussy cut with Paper Snips.   I added a bit of dazzle to the Seahorse using the Wink of Stella Clear brush:

Glitter, Friendship, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I thought it was a nice touch for that sparkly water look.

The sentiment is from Lovely You.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to the beach today!

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Hello Monday

Hi!  Here’s to Monday – the start of a new day where anything can happen.  Last month I held my first Mystery Stamp night, and boy was it fun!  How does it work?  A few days before the event, I post a supply list of the materials that you will need – from card stock, type of stamp set, how many ink colors, embellishments, etc.   Then, during the Zoom meeting – yes, it is a live event through Zoom, I give you step by step directions to make the project.  In the end, we share our cards.   Here is mine:

Forever Fern, Hello, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog, #2020InColors

A panel card – where your stamped pieces are first stamped all as one piece and then cut apart.  The images are from Forever Fern.  For this card, I used the new Misty Moonlight and BumbleBee In Colors paired with the ever faithful Old Olive.  The sentiment was punched with the Lovely Labels Pick a punch.

I’ll be hosting another Mystery Stamp night this Friday and I’ll be posting the supply list on Wednesday.  The event is posted on my Facebook page.  However, if you aren’t on Facebook and you’d like to participate, please send me an email at teresasstampinspot@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to email you the supply list and Zoom meeting link later this week.

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Ouch!

Hi!  How are you?   Today I have a card I made with the Back On Your Feet stamp set from the 2020 Annual Catalog.  This is such a great set for those who need a pick me up going through a hard time.

Back On Your Feet, Get Well, Pick Me Up, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I tried out the 2019-2021 Rococo Rose In Color – a color I haven’t played with much tho I’ve had it since it came out.  I do like the soft look of it – so I’ll be using it a bit more.

The sloth is colored using Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker and the limb with Old Olive and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.  The bandage is Rococo Rose.  I don’t have color with the Stampin’ Blends – I’m not that good – but I am pretty happy with how this turned out.

The background is created using the Old World Paper Embossing Folder – I really like the texture it gives to the card.  The leaves are from the Birds and More Die Set.

The sentiment banner is created with the new Banner Pick-A-Punch in the August-December Mini Catalog.

Don’t forget August is Redeem Your Bonus Day Coupon month!  You can redeem them in my On-Line store by clicking the Shop button on the right.

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A Day Without Chocolate

Have you ever heard of such a thing?  Yeah, me either!  Lol!  I admit, I love chocolate – and probably have a little every day.  When I saw this bundle in the Annual Catalog, I knew I had to get it!  Here is the first card I made with it:

The Nothing’s Better Than bundle is so much fun!  Whether you prefer chocolate, coffee, cocktails or cookies – it covers it all.   The sentiments in this set are cute,whimisical and sometimes, right on point.     I can see using this set quite a bit.

For this card in particular, I did a watercolor wash with Pool Party for my background.  It is very easy to do if you’ve never tried it.  Just put a drop or two of ink from a reinker into the lid of the coordinating ink pad or on a plastic lid or clear block and pick it up with your AquaPainter.  Then brush it over your cardstock.

This is a two-step stamping set, so the outside of the chocolates are stamped with Jet Black StaZon and the insides with Early Espresso for dark chocolate and Soft Suede for milk chocolate.  The word chocolate is die cut with the coordinating die set.  The remaining sentiment is stamped with Pool Party ink.

To finish off the card, a few of the Artistry Blooms sequins are added.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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Mixing the New and the Old

Hi!  How are you today?  Today I have a card for you that pairs the new and the old.

Forever Fern, Sympathy, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Kindness and Compassion, #2020AnnualCatalog, #2020InColors

The new:  Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade In Color Ink

The old: Kindness and Compassion (Retired)

My mom passed away back in June and I wanted to make thank you cards for those that reached out with food, donations to her charities and expressions of sympathy.  I love the Kindness and Compassion set – it will forever be in my collection.   The Forever Fern was the first bundle I bought from the new catalog when it was available.   I just recently purchased the new 2020-2022 In Colors and decided to give Just Jade a shot – OH.MY.GOODNESS – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color.   It is gorgeous!

After a few different attempts at color combinations, I finally settled on this one – Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade and Gray Granite.    I also loved Highland Heather, Just Jade and Gray Granite – but my mom hated the color purple, so I went with Flirty Flamingo for these.

If you are looking for a set that can be used for pretty much any occasion and any gender, take a good look at the Forever Fern bundle.  It is one of my Top 10 must haves in this new catalog.

The base for this card is Very Vanilla, I liked the softer look for this card.

If you have any questions, let me know!

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Ready For Fall?

Hi!  Today is the start of a new week and I hope the beginning of a good one for you.  As most people who have followed me for a while know, fall is my favorite time of year.  I know its still a little ways off, but I couldn’t resist pulling out the Rooted In Nature stamp set and dies for this card.

Rooted in Nature, Fall, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I love the colors for this card – Terracotta Tile, Pear Pizzazz and Gray Granite.  The fun in this card comes from the two leaves at the top – this is the Faux Suede technique.  It is very easy, you simply take a bone folder to break the fibers in your card stock and separate the cardstock into 2 layers.   Here’s the video for that – the technique starts at around 9:30:

The sentiment is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  The card is finished off with the Braided Linen Trim.

I hope you give this technique a try – and see how a little bit of dimension can be added to spice up your card.

Just a reminder, Bonus Days Redemption is this month.  If you earned $5 coupons during July, you have until August 31 to redeem them.  Also, if you live in a state offering a tax free weekend today, there are Stampin’ Up! products that qualify as follows:

There’s still time to get in on the August-December Mini Catalog Suite Shares!  Check them out here:  Suite Shares

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