I’m in Love!

Hi! I am back today with one more card featuring the Touches of Texture Stamp Set and I AM IN LOVE!!!   I loved it so much, I made 6 of them!

Touches of Texture, Subtle, Fall, Note Cards, Stampin' Up!, SU!

In the last two posts featuring this set, I showed how to use the stamps to color the flowers.  In this set, I used a Blender Pen and ink pads to color them and love the soft look this gave the flowers:

Fall, Flowers, Touches of Texture, Subtly DEF, Stampin' Up!, SU!

To me, it looks like I painted the flowers.   I chose to go back to the first card’s background for this one and add the flecking using a Crumb Cake marker and then running the piece through the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.

To finish it off, I used two strips of Designer Series Paper from the Country Lane DSP Pack (this will be available tomorrow when the Holiday Catalog goes live!)    A 1/4″ strip of Blackberry Bliss runs across the top of the 2 layers of Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the card in full detail:

Fall Flowers, Touches of Texture, Flecking, Subtle EF, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I think this is such a pretty note card set.  I could easily add a sentiment if need be, but I thought a set of note cards that could be used for anything would be best.

What do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do?  I don’t typically make multiples of a card – so you can tell how much I loved this one that I went and made six!

Stay tuned – tomorrow the Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!!  And, you can now redeem those Bonus Day coupons you earned last month!

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Stamp It – Fall Blog Hop

Hi! Today I am happy to be back hopping with my fellow Team Stamp It demonstrators!!  You will find lots of great ideas to help you get ready for Fall!

Today’s card is brought to you by the Touches of Texture stamp set!

Fall Flowers, Hello, Stamp It Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Touches of Texture

This set is so fun to play with!  I showcased another card with this set in this post.

I stamped the flowers in Soft Suede ink and then used the large splatter stamp inked in Crushed Curry over that.   I then used the smallest splatter to add color to the flowers in Cajun Craze, Real Red, and Blackberry Bliss.

The Designer Series Paper is from the upcoming Holiday Catalog that debuts on Sept 5.  It is called Country Lane and will be a must have for your Fall projects.

The Base of this card is Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  The Very Vanilla layer measures 4 x 5 1/4″.

The sentiment is from the Banners for You Set stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Crushed Curry cardstock and die cut.   The final touch to the card is the linen thread which is wrapped around twice before being tied into a bow.

If you’d like to watch a video – the second card in this one shows how I made the card:

Make sure you leave a comment using #stampitcontest to be entered into a drawing for this amazing prize:

Then hop on over to the rest of the paricipants to see what Fall creations they have for you!

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Last Chance…

For the Blended Seasons Bundle!  Today is the last day to get your Blended Seasons Bundle and Watercolor Pencil Assortment #2 Pack!  Don’t miss out!!!  Order here!!

Here is my last card featuring this bundle:

The holly is colored with the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils – Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Granny Apple Green and a blender pen.  The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler Ink.  4 of the coordinating dies were used for the die cuts – so yes, you get that cute bow under the sentiment in the pack of Framelits.

Hard to see in this picture – but I did run the Crumb Cake card stock through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  If you want a better look at what the Subtle Background adds to a card, check out this post.

I am truly going to miss showing this bundle but will be moving it over to my personal collection for sure.

Today is also the last day to earn your Bonus Day Coupon!!  For every $50 you spend prior to S/H and tax, you earn a $5 coupon to spend in September!  And with the Holiday Catalog starting on Sept 5 – you’ll be sure to use it!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow – I’m back for the Stamp It Team Blog Hop and we will have lots of Fall inspiration for you!

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Early Thanksgiving

Hi!  How are you?  Did you see yesterday’s announcement that I am offering my September class to Go?  If not, check out this post.

Today, I have another card featuring the Blended Season stamp set.  Remember, this bundle is only available until August 31.  If you haven’t gotten yours yet, wait no more!  Click Here to order today!

Thanksgiving, Blended Season Bundle, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fun Fold

I love this card for Thanksgiving!  A bit on the simple side, but the fun fold just bumps it up a notch.  I shared how to make this card in a Facebook Live a few weeks ago.  Here’s the video:

I also shared the dimensions for the layers – they can be found here.

The Wheat is stamped in Crushed Curry ink while the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  The base is Early Espresso.  The Designer Series Paper on the main panel is Wood Textures, while the strips on each side are from the upcoming Country Lane suite found in the Holiday Catalog.  That will be available on Sept. 5.  Hostess Code through August 31 is:   XVQXXWVU

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If you haven’t received a Holiday catalog in the US yet, please let me know – I’d be happy to send you one!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  We are winding down the Bonus Day coupon offer – so don’t forget every $50, (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a $5 coupon to use towards a purchase in September!

Also, the Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 is only available until August 31st as well!  Order your’s here!

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Peaceful Reflection in Double Time

Hi!  In last night’s Tuesday with Teresa on my Facebook Business page, I shared how to create this beautiful card using the Peaceful Reflection stamp set and Double Time stamping technique:

Encouragement, Double Time, Peaceful Reflections, Stampin' Up!, SU!, FBLive

The double time technique is quick and easy and allows you to make layered cards in a snap.

The dimensions for this card are:

  • Base: Coastal Cabana – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – score at 5 1/2″ and fold.
  • Basic Black Mat – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White -4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black small Mat – 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 2″

The colors used for this card:

  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz
  • Flower – Coastal Cabana
  • Flower Accent – Bermuda Bay
  • Hummingbird Body – Daffodil Delight
  • Hummingbird Wings – Pineapple Punch
  • Sentiment – Jet Black StaZon

Here is the video:

Don’t forget, there are just a few more days left to earn a Bonus Day Coupon!  For every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) spent, you will earn a $5 coupon to use on a purchase in September.

We are also nearing the end of the Blended Seasons Bundle and Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 special.  These products are only available while supplies last!  You can get your’s here.

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Keeping It Simple Friday

Hi!  Today I have a quick and simple card for you – because sometimes, that is just what we need.  Thinking of You, Rooted in Nature, Fall, Stampin' Up!, SU!Simple doesn’t have to mean ugly.  I love the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper pack – such gorgeous colors!  I am not sure I would have thought to do leaves in Blackberry Bliss and Petal Pink – but this paper is just so pretty!   As I said, I kept it simple by just adding a sentiment, a little baker’s wine and a leaf embellishment.    Pretty straightforward and done in less than 10 minutes.

What do you think?  Do you like quick and easy?  With some of our Designer Series Paper you don’t need more than a sentiment and a little embellishing.

We are winding down our two promotions – only 2 weeks left – to get the Blended Seasons Bundle and earn a Bonus Day’s Coupon!  Shop my on-line store today to get both!   Please use Hostess Code XVQXXWVU for orders under $150 (prior to S/H and tax).   There is no limit to the number of Bonus Day coupons you can earn!  Every $50 (prior to S/H and tax) earns you 1 coupon!!  Coupons can be redeemed in September!

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Back to the Rhino

Hi!  Yes, I am back with a new Animal Outing card today – but this one features  a fun flap fold!

Thank You, Rhino, Animal Outing, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fun Fold

Is he not just the most adorable rhino you have ever seen?!!  I LOVE him!!!  Ok, I’ll stop (for now!).   I found this fold by Jackie Bolhuis and had to try.  So much fun!

Here is the video of my Facebook Live from last night where I demonstrated this fold:

And, as promised last night, here is the PDF for the measurements.

What do you think? Fun, right?

A few more details, the Designer Series Paper is from the Animal Outing Designer Series Paper Pack.  The colors of card stock are Berry Burst, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The circles are die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits and the sentiment using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The Rhino is colored with Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate Combo Pack, Ivory, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.

Don’t forget, for every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you earn a $5 coupon to spend in September!

Also, during August only – or while supplies last, the Blended Season bundle is a great addition to your stamp collection!

Order your’s today here!

Hostess Code: XVQXXWVU

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I Just Miss You

Hi!  Back today with another card featuring the Blended Seasons Bundle which is an exclusive bundle available only this month – of while supplies last.  If you haven’t purchased it yet, I highly recommend doing so before it is no longer available.  You’ll find it here in my on-line store.

Miss You, Flowers, Blended Seasons, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This card features the flowers that are in the Blended Seasons stamp set.  They are stamped in Jet Black StaZon ink on Crumb Cake card stock and colored with Watercolor Pencils – both assortments.  The leaves are colored with the Garden Green pencil while the flowers are Flirty Flamingo with highlights of Melon Mambo.  The flower centers are Crushed Curry.  An Aqua Painter is used to blend the colors.   I really love the soft look this card has and think that using Crumb Cake for my neutral layer helped achieve that softness.  The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black StaZon as well.  A few Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins finishes off the card.

The stamped panel is Crumb Cake measuring 4x 5 1/4″.  The base layer is also Crumb Cake and measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  This card would be perfect for so many occasions just switch out the sentiment.

I hope you are enjoying the small series of posts featuring the Blended Seasons bundle.

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Black And Gold

Hi!  Today I have the card I demonstrated on last night’s Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live Demonstration!

Fall, Elegance, Blended Seasons, Watercolors, Stampin' Up!, SU! Thank You

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this turned out!   The leaves are stamped in Versamark on Basic Black card stock and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  Watercolor Pencils are used to color the leaves – they are so vibrant on the Black cardstock.

Here’s the video:

The sentiment is heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder as well on a piece of Basic Black scrap cardstock and then die cut with the stitched frame from the Stitched Seasons coordinating die set.  I love the stitched look around the sentiment.  There are 3 different sizes of this shape in the set.

Lastly, I die cut the little swirls from Gold Foil paper to attach to the back of he sentiment frame.

The Basic Black stamped panel measures 4 x 5 1/4″ and is mounted on a piece of Gold Foil paper that measures 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″.  The base is Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

The Blended Season Bundle is an exclusive bundle available only during the month of August or while supplies last!  So don’t delay!!!  Order your set here today!  Use Hostess Code W6P6Y3C6 to order your bundle and you’ll receive a FREE pack of Mini Dimensionals from me!!  Orders must be a minimum of $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) and placed by August 15 through my on-line store to qualify for the FREE dimensionals.

Your order of $50 will also qualify you for a BONUS DAY Coupon!!  This coupon is good for $5 off an order in September.

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A Lemon For Teacher?

Hi!  Today I am playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is Teachers!   If you like my card, I’d love your vote!  You can vote here  and then click on the heart in the upper right corner of my card.

Ok – so here’s my card:

Teachers, Apples, Lemon Zest, Stampin' Up!, SU!

School starts at the end of this month for my kids, so now is a good time be thinking of back-to-school cards and gifts.

I didn’t really have an apple set or anything else teacher related – so I turned my lemons into apples!  That’s right – I stamped the lemon from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Real Red ink, punched with the Lemon Builder Punch and then trimmed top and bottom to make an apple.  I added a stem using a scrap of Early Espresso card stock.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  What do you think?  Pretty clever?

I added a Welcome sentiment using the Banners For You stamp set and the Duo Banner punch.

The apples are attached to a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Tropical Escape Paper Stack that measures 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.   This is mounted on Early Espresso Card Stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Old Olive Card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ – scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

Make sure you check out all the other demonstrators for more fun Teacher themed projects!

You’ll find all the supplies to make this card in my on-line store.

Don’t forget it is Bonus Days time and each $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) you spend this month, earns you a $5 coupon to use in September.

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