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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Coffee with a Twist

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a card featuring the retiring Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating dies.  I had seen this background technique a while ago but hadn’t gotten around to trying it just recently and loved it!  So easy and so fun!  Just imagine the different colors you could do.

Coffee, Coffee Cafe, Friends, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this background, I dragged the edge of Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inkpads back and forth across a piece of Whisper White card stock.  That’s all there is to it!

The sentiment and cup outline are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The straw and foam are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The coordinating dies are used to cut out all the pieces.

The background is matted on Early Espresso card stock and the base is thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

I am sad to see this set go – it is a great set for many occasions.  If you haven’t added it to your collection yet, click on the product link below to get to my store and get it before it is gone.  June 3rd is your last chance!

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My Top 10 Retiring Must Haves

Hi!  Today I thought I’d share with you my Top 10 Retiring Must Haves.  If these aren’t already in your collection – I highly recommend them!

SU! Gorgeous Grunge

  1. Gorgeous Grunge – This is a great set to add depth and dimension to any project.  I am sad to see this one go.
  2. Endless Birthday Wishes – Love the font on this set – perfect for anyone
  3. Endless Thanks – See number #2 above
  4. Special Reason – While I haven’t had much chance to showcase this set in the Occasions Catalog – I do love it.  The sentiments and the font jump out at me and it was one of the first bundles I purchased.  Unfortunately, the framelits are no longer available – but the set itself is a great addition to anyone’s collection.
  5. Crazy About You Stamp Set & Hello You Thinlets – Looking for a set that covers so many different needs?  Try this one.
  6. Wetlands – Perfect for masculine cards – from birthday to saying thank you.SU! Wetlands, High Tide
  7. Picture Perfect – 3 step stamping made easy.  This photopolymer set is easy to use and makes gorgeous images.SU! Picture Perfect
  8. Elegant & Bitty Butterfly Punches – I love butterflies and have used these punches on so many projects.  Add a few rhinestones or pearls down the center to jazz them up.  You can also sponge a little ink around the edges.
  9. Owl Builder Punch – This little guy can be dressed up for any occasion – from weddings, graduations, nurses to just himself.SU! Owl Builder       SU! Owl Builder Punch
  10. Curvy Keepsake Box – this box is so versatile – from holding little chocolates to little toys – it can be dressed up for wedding favors or used as countdown to Christmas boxes.  A must have for anyone who gives little gifts.

There you have it.  My Top 10 items from the retiring list.   Have fun with it!  If you need to add any of these to your collection, simply click on the picture below to be taken to my on-line store.   The current hostess code is:  BC7RAWEH

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