A Honey of a Thanks

 

Hi!  Today I am hopping with the March International Highlight Winners!  Thank you so much for voting for my card earlier this month which granted me the honor of participating in today’s Blog Hop!

Our theme is: Thanks!

Thanks, Honey Bee, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions, #InternationalBlogHop

I love the Honey Bee Suite in the Occasions Catalog and decided to use that for today’s Thanks card.   The Striped Designer Series Paper is from the Golden Honey DSP pack.  The hive is stamped in Crushed Curry ink.  The bees are stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.  I used markers direct to stamp to color the flower – Old Olive for the leaves and Highland Heather for the flower.

The tag is made using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.  Daffodil Delight ribbon finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Make sure to hop on over to the rest of this month’s winners to see what they have created for you.

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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!)

Positivie Thoughts, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions, #internationalbloghighlights

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.

Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31!!  FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration products with a minimum $50 order.

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Three-In-One

Hi!  Today I have a great way to use Designer Series Paper and such a fun look, too!

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Is this set just the cutest?  And you can make all 3 cards quick and easy!

What you need:

3 pieces of cardstock and/or Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stack all three pieces together and cut all three together into 3 pieces.  Then mix and match the pieces into 3 cards!  Since all three pieces were cut together, they all fit together as well!

For these cards, I used Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock along with the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (sorry – this item isn’t available, but there are still lots of other great products you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st).

I layered these on Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

To finish the cards, I colored the leaves and flowers in Crushed Curry and Garden Green markers, the sentiment in Jet Black StaZon and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The bee is stamped in Jet Black StaZon, die cut with coordinating die and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.

Here’s a video of this technique – just used with the Painted Poppies suite of products:

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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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Falling Flowers

Hi!  Back today with a set of cards I made featuring the retiring Falling Flowers, coordinating dies, and the retiring In Colors 2017-2019.

Falling Flowers, In Colors 2017-2019, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

I just love these colors paired with Gray Granite.  I think Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color.  I’ve used it so much lately.  For today’s cards, I used the retiring In Color 2017-2019 collection – Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  I tried to add Lemon Lime for the leaves, but really didn’t like it – so I switched to staying with just the one In Color on each card as my pop of color on Gray Granite.

The flowers are all embossed in Clear Embossing powder on Whisper White Card stock.  For the large flower, I first colored them by picked up ink with the Aqua Painter and watercoloring.  Then I went over each of the flowers using a brayer and the same ink color – this allowed for a lighter shade of the ink on the outside of the flowers.  For the medium sized flower, I brayered ink on first, then used a clean AquaPainter to remove some of the ink.  In this way, I have a darker outside to a lighter petal color.  For the smallest flowers, I colored with the marker then did a quick brayer over each.

Here is a closer view of the Tranquil Tide card:

Falling Flowers, Thank You, Thankful Thoughts, In Color 2017-2019, Stampin' Up!

I love how you can obtain different looks and shades using one ink pad.

To finish off the card, I stamped the leaves in Gray Granite in the top left.  I also used the Gray Granite marker and flecked each card.

The sentiment is stamped in the same In Color Ink used in the flowers on Gray Granite card stock then punched with the Classic Label punch.  This is layered on a Classic Label punch out of the same In Color that is cut in half.  The small flowers and the sentiment are attached using dimensionals.

I am sad to see this stamp set and die set leaving -these flowers are so pretty.  If you don’t have them yet, hurry before the are gone for good!  Just click on the product below to go to my on-line store and place your order.  Don’t forget to get your re-inker and card stock for those retiring colors as well!

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A Little More Traditional

Hi!  As promised, today I have a little more traditional color combination using the Incredible Like You stamp set.  Maybe this one will appeal to you more.

Friends, Incredible Like You, #DIstINKtiveStamps, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For these two cards, I used Garden Green and Crushed Curry as my color scheme.  Still love the look of the DistINKtive stamps as it really makes it easy to show the details of the flowers without having to figure out my own color combination.

I did demonstrate how I made the card on the left in this video:

I colored the rhinestones with the Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends to place around the sentiment.  I think it adds a nice touch.

I do like how the “So Glad we Are Friends” card turned out – that I made 20 of them with a different sentiment for my Mother-in-Law to use as she recovers from surgery.  Here they are:

Thank You, Incredible Like You, #DistINKtivestamps, #simplestamping, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

If my Crumb Cake card using this set didn’t inspire you, perhaps these cards will.

If you have other color combinations you’d like to suggest, let me know!  I see myself using this set quite a bit!

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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!

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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.

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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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One More….

card featuring the Animal Outing bundle.    Can’t help it, these guys are just too cute to pass up!

Thank You, Animal Outing, Giraffe, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This is the second card I featured in last week’s Facebook Live Demonstration featuring the Animal Outing bundle.  For this card, I created a frame by using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Squares.

The giraffe is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blend and Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blend markers.   Mini dimensionals are used to adhere his head and pop it above the frame.

I also die-cut two of the leaf branches to attach to the frame from Old Olive Card Stock.

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink.

The main panel is matted by a Soft Suede panel measuring 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″.

The base is thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ for the fold.

There’s just 1 week left to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale.  You’ll find them and all products to make today’s card in my on-line store here.

Spend $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) and use Hostess Code W6P6Y3C6 and you’ll also get a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls from me!  FREE gift will be mailed at the beginning of August.

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In the Sea

Hi! Today I have a card showcasing the Tranquil Textures Suite in the new catalog!  The Sea of Textures Stamp set and dies are so  fun to play with!

Thanks, Octopus, Sea of Textures, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2018AnnualCatalog

I demonstrated this card on Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live yesterday.  I love all the different elements on this card along with the color combination!  The three main colors are Fresh Fig, Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide.

The base of the card is Mint Macaron.  A piece of Designer Series Paper from the Tranquil Textures pack is mounted on that at a skewed angle.

A Watercolor Wash technique using the three colors was applied to a piece of Watercolor Paper.   The net behind the octopus is die cut with the coordinating dies from Crumb Cake card stock.  The octopus is Fresh Fig which is first stamped on scrap paper, then on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. He is die cut using the coordinating die.   The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.  The octopus is attached using dimensionals.

The finishing touch is thick Baker’s Twine using the Nature’s Twine collection.

Here’s the video – it is the second card:

Did you see the new colors yet?

10 New Core Colors!

6 Returning Colors!

2018-2020 In Colors!

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