A Little Bird

is flying by just because.   Did you see the new Birds & Branches bundle in the catalog?  I am a sucker for birds and couldn’t pass this one up.

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The colors used for this card are Pear Pizzazz, Terracotta Tile and Soft Suede.   The Designer Series Paper is from Forever Greenery.  Love this paper – it will go with so many different stamp sets.

The sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set.  The oval is from the Band Together Dies.   The bird and circle vine are from the coordinating dies for the Birds & Branches stamp set.

The bird is stamped in Terracotta Tile and then Soft Suede.  The flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo.  The die cut and bird are attached using dimensionals.

Dimensions for layers:

  • Base – Whisper White Thick – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 4″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Scrap of white for sentiment

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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A Little Twist

on an old favorite.  I debuted the Double Point fold a while ago and wanted to change it up a little to kick off the new 2020 Annual Catalog!

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I must say, the Forever Fern Suite is one of my favorites in this new catalog.  The colors are gorgeous together and I can see quite a few uses for this bundle.   While I am only debuting the stamp set and Designer Series Paper, there are coordinating dies as well – making this a fabulous addition to your paper crafting go-tos.

For this card, I chose Pretty Peacock, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Gray for my color palette.   The sentiment is actually from the Beauty Abounds set – just to show how versatile the images are with other sets.

Here are the dimensions for the supplies needed:

  • Base Pretty Peacock – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White -4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 3″ (need 2)
  • Scraps large enough for stamping and mat using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Here’s the video on how to make the card:

You can now order from the 2020 Annual Catalog and I hope the Forever Fern bundle is on your list!  Shop my on-line store today!

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Hello Poppies

Hi!  Today I am sharing the Poppy version of my Triple Cut card shared in February.

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I truly love this color combination and think it is very striking.    I also love the tri-cut background layer.  So fun and so easy to do!

For this series, I used Poppy Parade cardstock, Pool Party cardstock (embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder) and the Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper.   Each piece starts out 4″ x 5 1/2″.  Stack all three together and make 2 diagonal cuts any way you want.  Then mix and match the pieces to get three cards:

Hello, Friend, TriCuts, DSP, Poppies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

The stamped image is from the Painted Poppies Stamp set.  This is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender pen.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

The image is die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

If you are looking for a quick layout, I hope you give this one a try!

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Feel Good Wishes

Hi!  Today I am back with another Positive Thoughts card for you.

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Have I said how much I LOVE this stamp set and coordinating dies?   Truly, this is an awesome set and the fact that there are dies available (but ONLY until March 31st) makes the combination even better!

For this card, I stayed with my Neutrals and Pool Party combination (yes, I love this color combo as much I love this bundle!)  I incorporated the Scripty Embossing Folder and lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink over it to add to the texture.

The sentiment is die cut using Rectangled Stitched dies.   All the remaining pieces are cut using dies from the coordinating die set called Nature’s Thoughts.

Here is relatively the same layout, just rotated 90 degrees:

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Friend Like You

Hi!  Today I am happy to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights!  I haven’t been able to do this in quite a while and am so excited to take part again!

My card for you today features the Positive Thoughts stamps and coordinating dies (the dies are only available until March 31 – so get them soon!)

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I used the double time stamping technique to stamp the corner of this card.  It is easy to do and a fun technique.  Simply layer the two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock on top of each other and stamp.  Then insert a Soft Suede mat layer behind the top panel.  This allows the pattern to align.

The base layer is Soft Suede and Very Vanilla is my neutral.  The leaves are stamped in Pool Party ink and generational stamping is used.   So Saffron Ink is sponged lightly over the layers.  The butterfly is stamped in Soft Suede.

I colored the pearls with light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend – here is a close-up view:

Here’s a video of this technique along with a bonus card:

I’d love your vote for my card over in Kylie’s gallery.  Simply hop over to the gallery here and click on the HEART in the corner of my card to vote for my project.

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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:

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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!

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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:

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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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Here’s the Bird!

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

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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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Goodbye Little Bear

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

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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.

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