Have You Seen Snow?

The temperatures are starting to drop and today’s high will be 32.  While I have yet to see snowflakes (my daughter has), they are not far behind and I know that some areas have already seen the fluffy white stuff.   So, today, I am sharing the first card I made with the Let It Snow suite of products:

Snowman, Christmas, Let It Snow, #Holiday2019, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I love snowmen – they are adorable!  So I couldn’t resist the Let It Snow Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  This year’s snowman set comes with a coordinating snowman builder punch, so you can accessorize as you like

The snowman is stamped with Jet Black StaZon Ink.  His nose is colored with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  The hat is stamped in Jet Black StaZon as well – and is colored with Basic Gray, Garden Green and Real Red markers.  The arms are punched from Soft Suede cardstock.

The “Snowfall” is from the Let it Snow Designer Series Paper Pack and is a great background for him.  This is mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The base of the card is our Thick Whisper White.

  • Base:  Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at  5 1/2″ and fold.
  • Basic Black:  3 3/16″ x 3 3/16″
  • Let it Snow Designer Series Paper: 3″ x 3″

The sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink.

This is a quick card that would be easy to mass produce if you are looking for a design.  There are at least 2 different “snowfall” patterns in the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper pack that would allow you to make 64 cards similar to this from the suite.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

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Fun With Masking

Hi!  Sorry I’ve been MIA this past month – I was focused on one aspect of my business and let this one slide – and that just isn’t right.  So, I am back today – and will hopefully do a better job of posting more regularly for you.

Today’s card features masking!  I love to create different size/shape masks using my framelits.

Thanksgiving, Friendship, Gather Together, Masking, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this one, I started with a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of cardboard cut from a piece that comes in the Designer Series Paper packs.  Ran this through with the Rectangle Nested Dies.   I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock the same size and laid the cardboard over the top.  This allowed me to sponge my background using Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks.

I stamped the Wheat from the Gather Together Stamp Set and die cut the leaves from Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  To get the coloring in the leaves, gently push the die into the coordinating color ink pad prior to laying it on the cardstock.   I also die cut one leaf in Basic Black.

Given that Thanksgiving is approaching at the end of this month, I think this is a perfect Fall Card to let a special someone know how much I appreciate them.

Here is a video showing how this card is made:

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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!

You’ll find all supplies in my on-line store- just click the product link below.

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Do You Love Sunsets?

Hi!  I LOVE sunsets – the colors of the sky lately have been gorgeous and I’ve been taking quite a few pictures with my phone.  After a few gorgeous nights, I decided to make a card – here’s my attempt:

Sunset, Friend Like You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

While I didn’t quite catch all the colors in the sky – and will keep playing with a few other techniques, I am pretty happy with how it came out.

To make the background, I dragged the following ink pads across the paper from bottom to top – masking with a scrap piece where needed:

  • Old Olive
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cajun Craze

I then stamped the images from the Friend Like You stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink.    I love the Silhouette look to this stamp set – and if you aren’t in to stamping, there are coordinating dies that you could use instead for the images.

The measurements for the pieces are:

  • Base – Whisper White Thick – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ score at 4 1/4″ and folded in half
  • Basic Black – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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Lighthouse

Hi!  Today I have a card for you using the Sail Away Bundle in the Annual Catalog.  I love lighthouses, and couldn’t resist this set.

Sail Away, Lighthouse, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Masculine, #2019AnnualCatalog

The Lighthouse and Wheel were stamped in Gray Granite ink and then watercolored with an AquaPainter and Old Olive, Night of Navy and Gray Granite ink.   I love the soft shading to the light house.

A hole was cut in the Whisper White layer using the Layering Circles Framelits.  A piece of the Sail Away Designer Series Paper was attached behind it.  Gray Granite and Night of Navy Cardstock were used for the base and mat respectively.

  • Base Gray Granite:  4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″
  • Mat layer Night of Navy – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Top layer Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Circle cut-out – 2 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper behind cut-out 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

The Come Sail Away trinkets and Baker’s Twine were used to embellish the card.  A great card that could be used for many occasions including sympathy.

Don’t forget, the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale ends on Sept 30.    You’ll find the participating packs in my on-line store.

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A Few Fun Folds

Say that a few times quick!  Today I have the cards I shared in my Facebook Live this past week featuring the Come to Gather Suite.   Being a big lover of fall, this set is perfect for me!

First up, we have this fun fold called the Joy Fold Card.

Joy Fold, Fun Folds, Come To Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I just love the colors in the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and used that for my color pallet on this card.

Here are the dimensions for each of the layers:

  • Base: Mint Macaron – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 5 1/2″
  • Flap: Pretty Peacock – 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″
  • DSP 1:  5 1/4 ” x 4″
  • DSP 2: 2 3/4″ x  4″
  • Whisper White: 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ – need 2

Here is the card opened up:

Joy Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

 

The second card features the Overlay Fold:

Overlay Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I had a lot of fun with the leaves in this card – I dipped the die itself onto the ink pad before running it through the Big Shot!

Here are the dimensions for these layers:

  • Base: Early Espresso – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ – score the 5 1/4″ side at 1″
  • Overlay Panel: Early Espresso – 4″ x 4 3/16″
  • DSP: Come to Gather – 3 3/4″ x 3″
  • Whisper White: 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Optional (not used in this card) for front: 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Scraps: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Here is the video showcasing how both cards are made:

Hope you enjoyed these 2 fun folds today!

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Here’s the Bird!

Hi!  Today I have another card featuring the Free as a Bird Bundle!

Birds, Hello, Friendship, Laser Cut Card, Free As A Bird, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I love the coordinating Laser Cut Lace cards that are part of the Bird Ballad Suite – they are just gorgeous!

For this card, I layered a piece of Soft Seafoam behind the laser cut front.  The birds are stamped with Jet Black StaZon ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.   They were then die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels that are part of the bundle.  A piece of Soft Suede is used for the mat.  The sentiment is also die cut and a small piece of Linen Thread finishes it off.

This is one of the cards we will be making at June’s Card Club on June 29th.  If you are interested in joining me, send me an email and I’ll give you the details.  Registration ends on June 24th.

Did you know Stampin’ Up! has created bundles to make ordering all the products in a suite easier?  Now you just need to order the Bird Ballad Suite to get the stamp set, dies, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Bird Ballad trinkets and the tin of Laser Cut cards!  How awesome is that!

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2019 Annual Catalog Is Here!

Hi!  I know I’m a little late with this announcement, but the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is now LIVE!  Click on the catalog image on the right to check out all the awesome products we now offer!   Want your own hard copy?  Send me a note and I’ll get one in the mail to you!

I held  my Catalog Kick-off Party Friday night, and here is the card attendees were able to make:

Flowers, Thank You, Free As A Bird, 2019 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Funny that I showcased the Free as A Bird stamp set and there isn’t a single bird on the card.  Just goes to show how versatile the Bird Ballad Suite is for creating.  This card showcases some of the new In Colors as well:

  • Pretty Peacock
  • Seaside Spray
  • Terracotta Tile

I did pair these with the Soft Seafoam from the Subtles Color Collection.   Love these new colors!  And do you see the ribbon peeking behind the sentiment?  So pretty!

From now through June 24th, I am gifting each person who places a minimum $25 order (US, prior to S/H and tax) with a pack of 10 card bases and 10 pieces of coordinating Designer Series Paper.  Shop my on-line store and use Host Code:  2EYY99AN

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Goodbye Little Bear

Hi!  Back today with a card featuring the retiring A Little Wild and the coordinating dies.

Animals, A Little Wild, Puzzle Pieces, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This little guy is just adorable and I am going to miss him as he is retiring June 3.  You still have a few days left to pick him up!

For this card, I stamped the elements in Jet Black StaZon ink and used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color.  The bear is stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White and die cut.  You will need to trim around his ear, as the dies are for tags – but we weren’t using his back side.  The background image was then run through the Big Shot with the Puzzle Pieces framelit.

TIP:  The best way to keep these all together, while the pieces are still in the die, apply your adhesive to the backside.  Remove the puzzle pieces you do not want, and then place over your mat layer and push the pieces down.  This way, you do not have to reassemble the puzzle!

The puzzle is layered on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that has been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this folder!  A MUST HAVE for everyone!

The base is a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

Don’t forget to shop my On-Line store for your favorites before they are gone in just 2 short days!

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Everything is Rosy

Hi!  A gorgeous card for you  today featuring the May Product Medley – Everything is Rosy.  This bundle is ONLY available until May 31 – so if you haven’t gotten it yet – now is the time!

Birthday, Flowers, Everything is Rosy, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I just love how this card turned out!  A little bit more stamping but with the dies and the stamp set in the bundle, still pretty quick to make.  The flowers and leaves are stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.   The colors used are Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, and Flirty Flamingo.

A frame was created using the Stitched Rectangle dies (not included in the product medley).

The Product Medley does include all these goodies:

 

Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—
18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
• Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies;
largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—
48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
• Printed die cuts—2 sheets
• Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
• Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—
60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
• Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—
10 yards (9.1 m)
• Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—
10 yards (9.1 m)
• Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

This is roughly $110 worth of product that you get for just $80!!

Click here to order your medley today!

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