Oh So Sweet

Hi!  How are you today?  Did you see yesterday’s post about all the new products?  What are you most excited for?   I love playing with new products and had some fun yesterday with the new Sweet Strawberry Bundle in the January-June mini catalog.

Birthday, Sweet Strawberry, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

I had made this card for a swap and used a layout from the August-December Mini for my sketch.  The set is very versatile and has sentiments as well as images.  There are outline images as well as solid images, so you can color or just do 2-step stamping as I did on this card.

I recommend stamping the solid image first in Real Red ink.  Then stamp the outline image on top with Cherry Cobbler.  These are then colored with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen (hard to see in this picture).   The leaves are also 2-step stamping using Pear Pizzazz for the solid stamp and Old Olive for the outline.  Both images are punched with the coordinating punch.

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive as well.  The Everyday Label punch provides the common element for all three panels.

I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock  2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  This is layered with a piece of Whisper White measuring 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and die cut with the Ornate Border dies.   A piece of stitched Real Red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack finishes off the card.

I already sent a few of these beauties to some January birthday ladies.

If you would like to recreate this card, the supplies and links to my store are listed below.  Don’t forget, you can pick a FREE Sale-A-Bration item if your purchase reaches $50 prior to S/H and tax.

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Sneak Peek!

Hi!  Today I am showcasing the new Quite Curvy Bundle that is in the January-June Mini Catalog – BUT – you can purchase it now!  PLUS – through December 31 – you can get the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper Pack!  These are perfect for your holiday card making!

Today’s card features the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Curvy Dies.

Birthday, Quite Curvy, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

The base for this card is Thick Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at  4 1/4″ and folded.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ was embossed using the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder.

A piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock measuring 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ was attached to the embossed Whisper White to give a total mat layer measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.

The leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Old Olive Cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  The bird is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends – Soft Suede and Ivory.  The leaf branches are die cut from Soft Seafoam and Mossy Meadow cardstock.   Apply  the Adhesive Sheets to the back of your cardstock scraps to make it easy to attach the leaves!

This bundle will be a great addition to your papercrafting supplies due to its versatile sentiments and neutral images.

Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper can only be purchased as part of a bundle.   Purchase your variety bundle – which includes two stamp sets, a set of dies and the Designer Series Paper pack, here.   Oh, and when you do -you save 10% on the entire bundle!  This also makes a great gift for your crafty friends and family!  Don’t wait!  Get it today!

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Birthday Bonanza Fun Fold

Hi!  Today I have a fun fold card using the Bonanza Buddies Bundle.

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

This card will fold flat and pop-out when taken out of the envelop.  Such a fun card and pretty easy to do as well.

The animals were colored as follows:

  • Toucan – Jet Black StaZon – colored with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry markers.
  • Koala – Smoky Slate and Jet Black StaZon
  • Lion – Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile
  • Balloon – Poppy Parade

The banner and strip across the front are from the coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper pack.

Here is the template for the base of the card:

Fold Flat Pop-Out Template, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!

And here is a video showing how the card is made:

New Sale-A-Bration items were added for choices!  Place your order by March 31 to get your favorites before they are gone!  Please note products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – so hurry!

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Positively Birthday

Hi!  Back today with another card featuring the Positive Thoughts stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Thoughts dies.

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

As you can see, I kept the same color palette used in Monday’s card.

Texture was added through the use of the Subtle Embossing Folder on the Very Vanilla mat and Sripty 3D Embossing Folder on the Soft Suede Frame as well as the Pool Party Stitched Circle.  The sentiment and feather are stamped in Soft Suede.

I love the Vellum layer added behind the main elements.  It adds to the softness of the card.

If I’ve convinced you you need the Positive Thoughts stamp set and dies, I’d love if you’d head over to my On-line store to purchase them.

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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:

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A Little Watercoloring

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Varied Vases stamp set.  I had some Watercolor Paper sitting out and decided to play with the Pigment Sprinkles – these are similar to the Brushos we used to carry but are now in Stampin’ Up! Colors!

Watercoloring, Varied Vases, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Birthday, Pigment Sprinkles, #2019AnnualCatalog

To achieve the look of the varied colors, I used the Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo sprinkles then spritzed with water. Once the paper dried, I die cut it with various dies and punches for my branches.

The card also features the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, retired Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon and the Varied Vases Stamp Set.

My color palette is Gray Granite, Calypso Coral and Whisper White.  This is a fun technique – if you like to play with the sprinkles.  No two pieces of Watercolor Paper turn out the same even when using the same colors of Pigment Sprinkles.

I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Happy Birthday Deer

Hi!  How are you!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Today I have a card for you featuring the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set.

Birthday, Masculine, Deer, Natures Beauty, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Holiday2019

Did you know that for every set sold, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to Mental Illness organizations around the world?  Here in the US, the funds raised will support the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI).    During the month of October, I was matching that amount and have decided to continue to match it through the end of the year.   So, if you purchase this set through my on-line store, $6 of your $21 purchase will be donated to NAMI!

Ok – on to the card.  I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for my base.  The trees from the set are stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink.  I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Old Olive inks to lightly sponge on color.

For the deer, I once again used Jet Black Stazon ink.  I then used Watercolor Pencils – Early Espresso and Cajun Craze along with a Blender Pen to color him.  A touch of Old Olive for the grass finished off the panel.

The Stitched Nested Label framelits were used to cut the deer and Early Espresso  mat behind it.

The card is finished by stamping the sentiment  from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set in Jet Black Stazon ink.

If you would like to help me reach my goal of raising $75 for NAMI by the end of December, simply click on this link to purchase the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.

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Happy Birthday Remake

Hi!  Today I have an update to a pocket card I shared a while  back.  You can see that one here.

I love pocket cards – so had fun using new product to make this version:

Birthday, Daisy Lane, Pocket Card, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

I was playing with the gorgeous Noble Peacock Designer Specialty Paper and Designer Peacock Foil Papers.  The daisy is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and punched with Medium Daisy flower.  I also punched a daisy from the Pretty Peacock Foil sheet and from Whisper White cardstock and layered the three together for the flower.

The pocket is made from the Pretty Peacock Specialty Paper.  The base is Whisper White thick.  Besides the Happy Birthday that pulls out of the pocket, the card does open as well so you can write a full message.

I hope you enjoyed my updated version of this card!

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Who Wants A Cupcake?

I do! I do!  Have a quick and easy card for you today featuring the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration stamp set!

Birthday, Cupcake, Hello Cupcake, #2019SAB, Stampin' Up!, SU!

So cute!  And so easy to create using the stamps in the set!  For this card, the cupcake is stamped in Soft Suede ink, the frosting in Pineapple Punch and the sprinkles in Bermuda Bay.  The sentiment is also stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

The Designer Series Paper strip is from the How Sweet It Is DSP pack found in the Occasions Catalog.

Want to know something even sweeter?  Check out these new products offered today that are available to purchase and coordinate with your FREE Sale-a-Bration items!

 

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Also, the following items were added as Sale-A-Bration choices!  You must use the item number under the picture to get it for FREE as a Sale-A-Bration choice:

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Broadway Bound Birthday

Hi!  A few quick cards with the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper for you today:

Birthday, Broadway Bound, Around the Corner, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #simplestamping

This is a very quick card and is for Stampin’ Up!’s #simplestamping featuring Birthday cards.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Broadway Bound Designer Series Pack and features gold foil elements on the sheets.  The stamp is from the set Around the Corner – for something a little different.

The Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 2 1/2″ is matted to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock measuring 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″.

The base is our Thick Whisper White.

Here is another card using a different piece from the Broadway Bound pack:

Broadway Bound, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #simplestamping

So many different looks you can achieve with this pack of paper!  For this one, I went with the Lovely Lipstick ink for the sentiment which is from Perennial Birthday.   A few added pieces behind the sentiment to dress up the card using a Triple Banner Punch.

If you haven’t checked out the Broadway Bound suite, maybe this will give you inspiration to try it!

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