Positive Thoughts on Texture

Hi!  This week I am featuring Positive Thoughts here on my blog!  Today I have a card to share with you that we made in February’s Card Club.  My Card Club ladies are advanced stampers, so I step up the cards that we make in this class.  Here is the first one:

Friend, Positive Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

I absolutely LOVE the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.  The fact that Stampin’ Up! is now offering coordinating dies through the Coordination release makes this a must have bundle for all.  I can see using these for birthday, Mother’s Day, thinking of you and even sympathy.  Or, in the case of this card, just letting the recipient know how much you appreciate them being in your life.

As I mentioned, there is quite a bit of texture to this card – from the Tin Tile Embossing on the background layer, the use of Stitched Rectangle Dies and the mix of stamped and just plain die cuts – I love the combination.

I love the muted colors – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and a pop of Pool Party.    The natural linen thread finishes it off.

If you don’t already have this stamp set and coordinating dies, shop my on-line store today to get yours!  The dies are while supplies last – so don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

Welcome to the Jungle

Hi!  Today I have 2 cards to share with you featuring the Bonanza Buddies Suite in the Occasions Catalog.

Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions        Birthday, Bonanza Buddies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

Aren’t they adorable?  I am sharing both cards together because the backgrounds were created from one piece of cardstock!  Pretty cool, right?

I took a piece of Garden Green cardstock, embossed it with the Layering Leaves TIEF and then die cut the center to create a frame for one card and a background for the second.  I thought this was a great way to make two cards at the same time.

The coordinating Bonanza Buddies Dies were used to die cut the Toucan, Koala, hat, and balloon.  The colors are Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry and Garden Green.   For the Koala, I also used the Subtle Embossing folder to emboss the Terracotta Tile cardstock strip.

Here is the video showing the making of both cards:

Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and you can earn FREE products with every $50 purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

A Daisy For You

or maybe two!  This past week in my Tuesday with Teresa segment on Facebook, I shared how to make these two fun Daisy cards.

Friend, Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog, Fun Fold

First up is this fun front using Mint Macaron as my card base.  The Birch stamp gives a fun backdrop for my daisy and is stamped in Crumb Cake ink.  The Daisy is stamped on Whisper White scrap and die cut with the Stitched Square.  A second daisy is stamped on another scrap and punched with the Large Daisy punch.  The bee is from the Honey Bee bundle found in the Occasion catalog.  A little Wink of Stella on the flower center and the bee finish it off.

The second card is a design I came across by demonstrator Wendy Cranford.  This is called the Triple Flap Fold:

Birthday, Daisy Lane, Fun Fold, #2019AnnualCatalog, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I like different folds and openings and this definitely fit the bill.  The colors for this card are Early Espresso, Night of Navy and Soft Sea Foam.

I’ve created this PDF for the dimensions for both cards.

Here is the video where I make both:

All supplies are available in my on-line store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

Squirrelly Love

Hi! Today I have the second card I made during this past Tuesday’s Facebook Live featuring the Special Someone Stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

Isn’t he cute?  Once again I used the Blender Pen to color the squirrel after stamping him with Early Espresso ink.  You’ll note that the squirrel and balloon are die cut – this is because Stampin’ Up! has created a set of dies that will be available on Feb 4 as part of the Coordination release!  LOVE IT!!!

The grass is also one of the dies in the set.  I used Old Olive cardstock for that.

The balloon is stamped in Real Red ink and is 2-step stamping.  I did the full heart first and then the outline as I find it easier to stamp this way.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set in the Annual catalog.  Inside says Happy Valentine’s Day which was one of the greetings in the January Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Speaking of Paper Pumpkin, did you know that during Sale-A-Bration, 3-, 6-, and 12-month pre-paids subscriptions earn you FREE product?  How awesome is that!  If you are currently a subscriber, consider purchasing a 12-month pre-paid – you will get 1 month of Paper Pumpkin FREE plus 4 Sale-A-Bration level 1 or a combination of Level 1 and Level 2 items!   Not currently a subscriber?  Consider a 3-month pre-paid subscription to try it out!

Here’s the video showing the use of the Blender Pen to color the squirrel:

All products (except the Special Day dies which go live on Feb 4) are available in my On-Line store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

A Special Balloon

Hi! I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it in November at OnStage.  It is just the cutest!

Someone Special, #2020Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Get Well

This sentiment is just perfect for a get well card – and with flu season upon us, a very cute pick-me-up for someone special.  I shared this card in this past week’s Facebook Live.  The raccoon is stamped with Early Espresso ink and a blender pen is used to color over the raccoon and spread the ink to fill it in.  This is a great technique that is quick and easy to do.

The balloon is 2-step stamping – I found it easier to stamp the solid part and then the outline for lining up the two images.  Of course, if I were to mass produce this card, I’d use my Stamparatus to make sure that the two images always align.

The image and sentiments are die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly die also found in the Occasions Catalog.

I am happy to announce, that this set will have a coordinating die set starting Feb 4 with the Coordination Product Release!  I expect these will go quickly, so don’t delay in placing that order if you purchase the set.

I’ll be posting the 2nd card using this set in the next day or so.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

And One More Fancy Fold

Hi!  Back today with another Fancy Fold featuring the other sheet of Designer Series Paper in the bulk package.

Fancy Fold, Magnolia Lane, DSP, #2020Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Forever Blossoms, Here's a Card

This fold, like the one on Wednesday, allows you to see both sides of the Designer Series Paper as well.  New for me, the use of Designer Series Paper as the base of the card.

For this card, I used a 5 1/2″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper.  On the 12″ side, score at 1 3/4″, 4 3/4″, and 7 3/4″.   The measurements for the layers are:

Inside Whisper White Layer – 3 3/4″ x 5″
Mossy Meadow Mat – 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″
Front Whisper White Panel – 2 3/4″ x 4″

The sentiment panels are die cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies.

The leaves are from the Forever Blossom stamp set and stamped in Mossy Meadow.

The two cards featured in posts this week are shown in this video from my Tuesday night Facebook Live:

Don’t forget, every $50 order (prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

Double Sided View

Hi!  Today I have a quick and easy fun fold that allows you to see both sides of our gorgeous Designer Series Papers!

Fun Fold, Magnolia Lane, DSP, #2020Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Isn’t this paper gorgeous?  Did you know you can purchase a pack of Magnolia Lane bulk Designer Series Paper – it features two of the sheets that come in the normal Designer Series Paper pack – but you get 10 of each sheet!  This is great for mass producing cards!

Ok, so, for this card, I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 4″ x 5 1/4″.  On the 5 1/4″ side, I made a 1 1/2″ cut at  2 5/8″ (this is the center of 5 1/4″).  Then I scored from the upper right and lower right corners to the end of the cut line.  Fold back on those score lines and this is what you get!  The base of the card is Petal Pink – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half.

The butterfly is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Petal Pink ink.  The coordinating dies will be available on Feb 4 – while supplies last and are called Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Moments stamp set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow.

The sweet thing about this layout – it works with all of your Designer Series Papers!  Just pick your favorite and whip up some quick cards to have on hand!

I’ll share a video of how I made this card in a few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

….and the Hive

Hi!  Back today with another project featuring the Honey Bee Suite!  This time, it is paired with the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box!

Bees, Hive, Mini Curvy Keepsake, Honey Bee, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

Aren’t these adorable?  I got this idea from Demonstrator Doris Pichler and just had to make some!  The hive fits perfectly on the sides of the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box!  Cute, right?

Just stamp the hive on all 4 sides of the box before you assemble!  The big bee on top is cut in half and attached with a glue dot on each side of the handle so that the recipient can still open the box.

The hive is stamped with Crushed Curry ink.  The bees are stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blend.  Three Hershey Nuggets or 5 Hershey Kisses fit inside.  I am sure Bit ‘o Honeys will fit as well, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Oh, and yes, the Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies – which debuted in the Holiday Catalog ARE STILL available for purchase!  Sweet, right?!

Just click on the product below to order your own set!

Don’t forget, a $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item – like the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.

If you have a long wish list, consider joining my Demonstrator Team – for just $99+tax you get the $125 in merchandise (you choose!)  PLUS – during Sale-A-Bration you also get a mini paper cutter, 48 6″x6″ pieces of Designer Series Paper from different Occasion packs, and any stamp set of your choosing!  (Hostess sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded).  PLUS – you will get a FREE Paper Pumpkin as well!   Oh, and did I mention there is NO OBLIGATION and NO REQUIREMENT to make another purchase!  This is an awesome deal that is only available during Sale-A-Bration!  So join my team today!  Join the Fun

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

For the Love of Honey

Hi!  Welcome to the New Occasions Catalog!  I LOVE this catalog!  So many great products and loaded with inspiration!

I’ll admit, I wasn’t in love with this suite when I first skimmed through the catalog, but after seeing a few creations, I knew I had to get it.  On Tuesday, I shared this bundle in my Facebook Live for these two cards.

Bees, Hello, Honey Bee, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

This layout may look familiar as I did share it last year during Sale-A-Bration featuring the Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I couldn’t resist, since I had a few scraps laying on my table to make it again with this new suite.  The Designer Series Paper is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can earn FREE when making a $50 minimum purchase (prior to S/H and tax) in my on-line store.  The Bee is stamped in StaZon Jet Black ink and die cut using the coordinating dies.  I used Daffodil Delight Dard Stampin’ Blend to color the bee and then Wink of Stella Clear on the wings.  The sentiment is from the set as well – and punched using the Classic Label Punch.

Bees, Honey Bees, Thinking of You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

For this card, I used a few more of the dies to cut the honeycomb, hive and bees.  Crushed Curry Ink, JetBlack StaZon and the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend are my colors.

You will find both cards in this video:

If you purchase the bundle and add in cardstock or the Stampin’ Blends, you can select the Golden Honeycomb Designer Series Paper FREE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List