Because Adulting Is Hard

Hi!   Today I have a fun card using the Nothing’s Better Than bundle in the Annual Catalog.  Such a fun bundle if you haven’t checked it out yet.

Cocktails, Friends, Humor, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Nothings Better Than, #2020AnnualCatalog

Love this sentiment – and oh, at times so true!  This little cocktail is so easy to stamp with the 2-step Photopolymer set.  I went with bright and cheery – using Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight for my colors.  I decided to punch circles to host my focal point of the glass.  The sentiment in the lower right was creating using the new Banners Pick-A-Punch in the August-December mini catalog.   The Subtle Texture Embossing Folder was used on the 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Basic Black measuring 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ is a mat for Whisper White and the base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

I have a few friends that I think would get a kick out of receiving this card – how about you?

We are winding down the month of August and thus the end of August Bonus Day Redemptions – make sure you use those coupons earned in July!  Also, for those who live in Massachusetts, this weekend is Tax Free weekend – and everything in the Stampin’ Up! catalog qualifies for Tax Free!

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Hello Sunshine!

Hi!  Happy Monday!!  I had so much fun Friday night at the Mystery Stamp night and decided to start the week with the card layout I used.  Huge thanks to Kim Quade at Kim Plays with Paper for the inspiration.

Fun Fold, Hello, Under My Umbrella, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog, #2020InColor, #MysteryStamping

Isn’t this a fun layout!  The stamped image is a flap and a layer behind to write your message!   For this card, I used the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  The images were stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin Blends – Real Red, So Saffron, Seaside Spray and Old Olive.  The sentiment is stamped in the new Misty Moonlight In Color ink.  I used the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles for the sentiment.    A piece of Misty Moonlight In Color Twill Ribbon finishes it off.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper pack.

Here are the dimensions:

  • Base – Misty Moonlight – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Flap – Misty Moonlight – 3″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
  • Image Panel – Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 4″ (need 2 – one for the inside)

Assembly:

  • Attach Designer Series Paper to the base
  • Attach the Flap to the Designer Series Paper (centered would be 1 1/4″ from each end)
  • Attach the Image panel to the top of the flap
  • Attach the second panel to the inside

If you wanted to save on Designer Series Paper – you could cut two strips that are 1 1/8″ x 4″ to place on each side of the flap once attached to the base.

I have so many fun ideas for this layout – I can’t wait to try them out!

I host Mystery Stamping Zoom Meetings the 3rd Friday of the month – I hope you will consider joining me in September!

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A Saturday Smile

Hi!  How are you today?  Any fun plans for the weekend?  Not sure what’s on my plate this weekend – probably a little cleaning, gardening and hopefully some crafting.     Hopefully this bright and cheery card will bring a smile to your face on this sunny Saturday morning.

Smile, Flowers, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog, Lovely You

I went with the Brights Color Family for this card with Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana.   The images are stamped marandomly in the lower right corner of Whisper White cardstock.  A 1 1/4″ circle is stamped with flowers and layered behind the sentiment which is heat embossed in White Embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock.  I love the popped look of the sentiment.

The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cardstock – measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  A piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock measuring 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ is layered behind the stamped panel.  All images are from the Lovely You stamp set and the sentiment is punched with the coordinating Lovely Labels Pick-A-Punch.  I highly recommend the bundle – but if nothing else – get the punch – you’ll be glad you did!  The punch has two different styles and each style has 3 different options based on the width of the cardstock – 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″.  A must have for all papercrafters.

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At The Seashore

Hi!  Decided since it was still summer, I should focus on the present and made this card using the Seaside Notions stamp set.

Smile, Friendship, Seaside Notions, Block Watercoloring, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I do love walking on the beach looking for shells so couldn’t resist this stamp set.  The background is made by applying ink to a clear block – in this case, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry then spritzing with water and laying the block on the Whisper White background.  Let it dry completely.

For the Seahorse, I used Bermuda Bay and Balmy Blue watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen.  The shells are a mix of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  Each of the three elements were fussy cut with Paper Snips.   I added a bit of dazzle to the Seahorse using the Wink of Stella Clear brush:

Glitter, Friendship, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I thought it was a nice touch for that sparkly water look.

The sentiment is from Lovely You.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to the beach today!

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Hello Monday

Hi!  Here’s to Monday – the start of a new day where anything can happen.  Last month I held my first Mystery Stamp night, and boy was it fun!  How does it work?  A few days before the event, I post a supply list of the materials that you will need – from card stock, type of stamp set, how many ink colors, embellishments, etc.   Then, during the Zoom meeting – yes, it is a live event through Zoom, I give you step by step directions to make the project.  In the end, we share our cards.   Here is mine:

Forever Fern, Hello, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog, #2020InColors

A panel card – where your stamped pieces are first stamped all as one piece and then cut apart.  The images are from Forever Fern.  For this card, I used the new Misty Moonlight and BumbleBee In Colors paired with the ever faithful Old Olive.  The sentiment was punched with the Lovely Labels Pick a punch.

I’ll be hosting another Mystery Stamp night this Friday and I’ll be posting the supply list on Wednesday.  The event is posted on my Facebook page.  However, if you aren’t on Facebook and you’d like to participate, please send me an email at teresasstampinspot@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to email you the supply list and Zoom meeting link later this week.

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A Day Without Chocolate

Have you ever heard of such a thing?  Yeah, me either!  Lol!  I admit, I love chocolate – and probably have a little every day.  When I saw this bundle in the Annual Catalog, I knew I had to get it!  Here is the first card I made with it:

The Nothing’s Better Than bundle is so much fun!  Whether you prefer chocolate, coffee, cocktails or cookies – it covers it all.   The sentiments in this set are cute,whimisical and sometimes, right on point.     I can see using this set quite a bit.

For this card in particular, I did a watercolor wash with Pool Party for my background.  It is very easy to do if you’ve never tried it.  Just put a drop or two of ink from a reinker into the lid of the coordinating ink pad or on a plastic lid or clear block and pick it up with your AquaPainter.  Then brush it over your cardstock.

This is a two-step stamping set, so the outside of the chocolates are stamped with Jet Black StaZon and the insides with Early Espresso for dark chocolate and Soft Suede for milk chocolate.  The word chocolate is die cut with the coordinating die set.  The remaining sentiment is stamped with Pool Party ink.

To finish off the card, a few of the Artistry Blooms sequins are added.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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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.

Just Because, Friendship, Birds&Branches, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

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!

You will find all products for this card in my on-line store.  Just click on the product below to add it to your cart.

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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!

Forever Fern, #2020AnnualCatalog, Friendship, 2019-2021 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, SU!

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.

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

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.

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

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:

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

Shop my on-line store today to get your Nature’s Thoughts dies before they are gone for good:

Don’t forget, a $50 order gets you a FREE Sale-A-Bration product as well!

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