Petal Palette Clean & Simple

Hi!  How are you?  I hope you are doing well!  Sorry for not posting for a few days – ended up out of town for a business trip and wasn’t able to get a post written before I left.

Today I have a clean and simple card featuring the Petal Palette stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.

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I love the clean look of this card!  I typically struggle with CAS (Clean and Simple) cards, but am very happy with how this one turned out.  The flowers are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The leaves are colored with the Old Olive Duo Pack and the flowers with Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler Dark Blends.  I love that you can see just a hint of the Pink Pirouette in the flower petals.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark on Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I used a small scrap of Berry Burst card stock punched with the Ribbon punch to tuck underneath.  A few Rose Red Regal Enamel shapes to accent the sentiment and there you have it.

For the layers, Thick Whisper White is used for the base and is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  A Basic Black layer 5 1/4″ x 4″ is adhered to the base while the stamped  panel is Whisper White cardstock measuring 5″ x 3 3/4″.

An easy enough card to mass produce if you are in need of quite a few.   Change out the sentiment to make it a Birthday or Congratulations card!

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A Two Pointer

Hi!  I recently came across this fold by Lisa Curcio and had to try it!  It is so easy to do and is a great way to use some of our gorgeous Designer Series Paper!

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It is called the Double Point fold!  Isn’t it fun!   It uses 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″.  A great way to use up some of your Designer Paper.     Here is what you do:

  1. Score at 1″ along the 3″ side.
  2. Fold the corners furthest from the score line down to the score line.
  3. Use adhesive to hold the corners down.
  4. Attach the 1″ flap to the top and bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
  5. Attach the Whisper White card stock to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ colored card stock.
  6. Use punches or die cuts for your front focal image that is big enough to span the two points.
  7. Decorate as desired and stamp a sentiment under the focal image for the inside of the card if desired.
  8. Attach the focal image to the TOP ONLY using dimensionals.  For the cupcakes –  I used 3 dimensionals; for the bird, I could only use one.  Details on the actual cards below.

Here is a link to Lisa’s video if you’d like a visual.

For the cupcakes, I used the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper stack.  My base colors are Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  The colors for the “vanilla” cupcake are:  Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and So Saffron (in that order for the stamps labeled 1, 2, and 3).   I did stamp off the Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand stamps once before stamping on my paper.  I am very happy with how my cupcake turned out.

For the Lemon-Lime Twist card, I used Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist for the two colors (in that order for stamps labeled 1 and 2).  For Berry Burst, I used Berry Burst and Powder Pink in that order.   After they dried, I went over the “frosting” with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen.

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It sparkles more in real life than I could capture in my picture.   The sentiment is from the You Are Inspiring stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and punched out with the Duo Banner punch.   I did attach the frosting with dimensionals to the cupcake.   These were attached to a Berry Burst Lots of Labels die cut (the second largest die).

The bird is from the Petal Palette stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with the Daffodil Duo Blends.  Tranquil Tide is my base color and the Designer Series Paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The bird is punched out with the 2″ circle punch and is layered on a 2 1/4″ Tranquil Tide circle.

I taught this fold at a workshop last week and the attendees loved it!  I’ll be doing it again at the March Madness class I am hosting on March 9.  I think it’ll be a big hit!

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More Fun with Brushos

Hi!  I am back today with another card made using the Brushos!

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I actually demonstrated how to do this background on my Facebook page Tuesday night, Jan 30th.  You’ll find it on this page.  The Brushos are quite fun to play with – there are so many different techniques and so many colors you can make from the 5 colors that come in the set.

For this particular background panel, I sprinkled the Yellow and Brilliant Blue Brushos on Whisper White cardstock then spritzed with water.  If you spritz at an angle, the colors will spray and spread more than if you spritz straight down.  Once dry, it was layered on a piece of Basic Black card stock.  My base is the Thick Whisper White.

For the dragonflies, die cut from a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  Embellish with Wink of Stella Clear.  They’ll become sparkly:

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The fun with Brushos – even when using the same two colors – you can get a different look!   I hope you’ll give them a try!

All supplies used in the making of this card can be found in my on-line store.  Use hostess code: AWRFCDQY

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A Little Toucan…

Of Appreciation!   Do you like play on words?  I do!  So this set is right up my alley!

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I miss the “For the Birds” set so was very excited when I saw Bird Banter in the Occasions catalog.  I finally  had a chance to play with it and came up with this card to thank those who place orders with me this month.   For this card, I used the toucan image and colored him with the Stampin’ Blends.  I love these markers and feel they are well worth the investment.   The patterned paper is from the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack and is mounted on a Lemon Lime Twist mat.  The base is Bermuda Bay.  I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock layered with the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon behind my image.  The image is die cut with the Layering Circles framelits.  This is layered on a Bermude Bay stitched circle.   The sentimenet is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink in the lower right corner.  I hope my customers enjoy this one!

It’s not too late for you to receive one of these cards!  Simply place an order through my on-line store by January 31st and you’ll receive one as well!  Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now and every $50 purchase (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the brochure.

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Wild About Flowers

Hi! Today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and our theme is All About Flowers!   If you’d like to vote for your favorites, please click here.  I’d love to make the Top 10 this month and take part in a special January Blog Hop for the Top 10 winners!

Ok, well, it would be good if you know what you are voting for.  Here is my card:

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I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I started with the Burlap background stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and the flowers in Cajun Craze from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set and stamped in Cajun Craze as well.  I used the Triple Banner punch to make the flag look for the sentiment.

A scrap of Cajun Craze card stock was placed along the bottom of the stamped panel.  I trimmed a piece of the burlap ribbon in half (I wanted a narrow piece) to wrap around the Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is attached using dimensionals.

The stamped panel is also attached with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

The card is being sent to someone special – their support of my Stampin’ Up! on-line presence on social media has been so uplifting and I wanted to let them know.  I hope they like it!

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Out to Sea

Hi!  Today I am back with a card we made at Friday’s Any Occasion’s class.  The goal of the class was to make cards that just needed a sentiment for the occasion on hand.

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This card uses the High Tide and So Many Shells sets.  The water and birds are from High Tide while the sentiment is from So Many Shells. These two sets work so well together.  The water is stamped with Marina Mist ink, the birds with Chocolate Chip and the Sentiment in Sahara Sand.   It may be a little hard to see, but Soft Sky ink was dabbed on using a sponge for the sky.   The stamped panel is mounted to a Marina Mist panel and the base is Thick Whisper White.  A very quick and easy card that can be used for masculine birthdays, thanks or could also be used for a Sympathy card.

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A Daisy Thank You

Hi!  Today I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlight!  The theme is Gratitude – Thailand inspired.   I designed a Thank You card to thank my customers this month who purchase from me – and are helping me toward my goal of earning this year’s incentive trip to Alaska!

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This card features the Daisy Delight stamp set.  I wanted to make a card just using the stamp set – to show you do not need the punch to make a gorgeous card with the set.  My colors are Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz.    The flower panel is matted on Perfect Plum cardstock.  Thick Whisper White is used for the card base.  The sentiment and ribbon are Powder Pink.

I’d love your vote for this card in Kylie’s highlight! If I make the Top 10, I’ll get to hop along with Kylie and the others in a special hop in August!  To vote for my card, simply go here.

If you’d like to receive this card in the mail this month and live in the US, simply place an order through my on-line store and I’ll send one out!

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Polished Stone

Hi – had some fun at Friday night’s Fun With Glossy Cardstock making these cards using the Polished Stone technique.

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For this card, Calypso Coral was paired with the new Lemon-Lime Twist to make the background.  If you’ve never tried this technique, here is what you do:

  1. Run the Embossing Buddy over your Glossy Cardstock
  2. Ink your stamp with Versamark and stamp on the Glossy Cardstock
  3. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the Versamark image and tap off any extra
  4. Heat set with the Heat Tool.
  5. Spritz Rubbing Alcohol on a cotton ball
  6. Place 2-3 drops of Calypso Coral ink on the cotton ball.
  7. Place 2-3 drops of Lemon-Lime Twist on the cotton ball.
  8. Pounce cotton ball all over the Glossy Cardstock – including the embossed image
  9. Once you have the coverage you like, use the Heat Tool to re-heat the stamped image and watch the image pop out of the color (basically you are evaporating the rubbing alcohol and ink from the embossed image).
  10. If your image doesn’t really stand out – apply more ink to the cotton ball and re-apply to the Glossy Cardstock.
  11. Embellish card as desired.

Here is a version in Berry Burst and Fresh Fig:

Stampin' Up! SU! Thankful Thoughts, Polished Stone, 2017-2019 In Colors

The fun thing with this technique – it can be vibrant or muted – depending on the amount of ink used.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards!

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A Sketch Challenge

Hi.  Today I am playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketch #282.

Stampin' Up! SU! Basket Bunch, Little Cuties

For this card, I used the little chick from the Basket Bunch set and the coordinating dies to cut him out.  He is colored with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin pie markers.  The sentiment is from the Little Cuties stamp set.

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For this one, I used the daffodil flower from the Basket Bunch set.  The sentiment is from Weather Together.  I chose to stamp the sentiment around the outside for this one.  The smallest and largest Square Stitched Framelits were used to die cut the squares.  The flowers are Daffodil Delight and the background is Soft Suede.

Lastly, I made this one:Stampin' Up! SU! Basket Bunch, That's The Tag

This one uses the flower from Basket Bunch and the sentiment from That’s The Tag.  I distressed the edges of the Island Indigo to give a little dimension to the panel.  The base and flowers are Soft Sky.

All 3 cards are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 – a fun size to play with from the traditional A2 size.

What’s the last non-traditional size card you made?

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Favorite Color Combo

Hi!  I am in LOVE with this color combination!!

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I came across this color combination when using the Blooms & Wishes Designer Series Paper for March’s Stamp Set of the Month club and fell in love!!  Island Indigo and Mint Macaron.  How pretty they are together!  Unfortunately, Mint Macaron will be retiring at the end of May.  Time to stock up on a refill and card stock so I can continue to make cards for my personal use with this color.

The stamp set featured on this card is the Make A Medallion Sale-A-Bration set.  I love how the two stamps intertwine with each other for my main image.  And that little corner stamp?  So pretty!  Have you earned this set for FREE yet?  No?  Well, you only have 2 more days before Sale-A-Bration ends and it is no longer available!

Have you joined my closed group for my Virtual Goodbye Sale-A-Bration Facebook party? No?  Click  here to join and then pop in at 7:30PM EST tonight and have some fun!   I will be giving away prizes and every one who places a $50 US (prior to S/H and tax) with me before Friday, March 31st at NOON EST, will receive a goody bag similar to these:

The goody bags will contain ink spots, stamps and designer series paper!

Can’t make the party?  Shop my on-line store here using Hostess Code: E2HFB3RN  and you will still get a goody bag!!

Hope to see you tonight at the party!

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