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With Glossy Paper!!  Here is the last card attendees made at the Glossy Cardstock class.  I LOVE this card!!

Stampin' Up!, SU! Lovely as a Tree, Glossy Cardstock, Faux Wood

The faux wood technique was used to make the background on this card.  Such a great background for a masculine card.  Here are the steps:

  1. Drag the Crumb Cake ink pad down the cardstock to cover it.  I held the pad at an angle so the top edge of the ink pad touched the cardstock.  I did 2 passes for complete coverage.
  2. Tilt the Crumb Cake ink pad at an angle so just the corner of the pad touches the Card stock and drag it down again to get darker grain lines
  3. Tilt the Early Espresso ink pad at an angle so just the corner of the pad touches the card stock.  As you drag it down, rotate the pad up and down as you drag to get more or less ink on the card (the more you tilt it down, the wider the strip of Early Espresso.
  4. Repeat 3 once or twice depending on how many darker grain lines you want on your card.

The tree is from Lovely as a Tree.  That panel was created by inking a clear acrylic block D – the bottom with Pear Pizzazz and the top with Soft Sky, then spritz with water before stamping the clear block on the Whisper White panel.  The Tree was then stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

I didn’t add my sentiment yet – but will add that to the bottom – it will most likely become a birthday card – but thought I’d wait to see what I need it for.

I hope you have enjoyed the Glossy Cardstock cards posted over the last few weeks.  If you haven’t played with it yet – I highly recommend it!  If you have another fun technique you like to do with Glossy Card stock – please comment below!  I’d love to try others!

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Daisy Bokeh

Hi! Today I am playing along with Global Design Project’s Color Challenge #GDP093  Here is my card:

Stampin' Up! SU! Daisy Delight, Wood Words, Bokeh
Stampin’ Up! SU! Daisy Delight, Wood Words, Bokeh

Our colors are:

For my card, I decided to do a take on the Bokeh effect – it isn’t quite the same, but it is close.  I used the circle stamp from Wood Words stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, the Daisy Center from Daisy Delight stamped in Pool Party and a sponge dauber inked in Berry Burst for my 3 different sized circles.  The sentiment is from the Wood Words set as well.  The layer behind my Bokeh panel is a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Naturally Eclectic pack.  The daisy is stamped with Pool Party, the center with Berry Burst.  While it is hard to see in this picture, I did use Wink of Stella on the daisy center.  A little Pool Par

ty solid baker’s twine finishes off the card.  I am very happy with how this turned out!

Just wanted to remind you that the Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock – and I am offering a FREE set of 4 cards handmade by me to all those who order the bundle by June 30th.  Here’s a peek at part of your FREE gift:

Stampin' Up! SU! Daisy Delight, Card BoxLook – I am even making a daisy box to send your cards in!  Isn’t it cute?

Here is the bundle:

Place your order here

Use Hostess Code: 29ZK42G6

To get your FREE gift from me!

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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.

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

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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Summer Time Stamp It Blog Hop

Hi! Today I am playing along in the Team Stamp It Summer Blog Hop!

School ended on Thursday for my children and we celebrated by heading to the local ice cream shop.  That inspired my card for today – as this represents the start of summer for us.

I used the new Marbled background stamp, inked in Powder Pink for the background.  The ice cream swirl is also Powder Pink and the cone is Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  The sentiment and ice cream cone are from the Cool Treats stamp set.

I added a bit of Gold Thread behind my main panel and dimensionals on the ice cream cone.

Do you have a tradition that kicks off summer for you?

Leave a comment with #stampitcontest to win this great prize:

Congratulations to our May Hop Winner!!

Now, hop on over to see the next great project:

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Daisy Delight

Hi!  So excited to let you know that the Daisy Punch is back in stock and I can finally share this card with you!

This is one of the cards I made for a swap I did back in May.  I was so happy with how it turned out and I love the color combination.  The daisy is stamped in Smoky Slate ink and punched out with the coordinating punch.  I did two of the daisies to get the full look.  The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight marker.  After attaching the two daisies together with Liquid Mono Multi and letting it dry, I added glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen to the center to give it a dimensional look.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy to match the Designer Series Paper.  A piece of  Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon added just the right touch to the card.  The Whisper White panel is matted on Basic Black and Daffodil Delight cardstock is used for my base.

Now – hurry to my store and order your Daisy Delight bundle before the punch sells out again!

Here is a link for you:  Daisy Delight Bundle

Use Host Code: 29ZK42G6

when placing your order, and I will send you 4 cards made using this bundle!  Orders must be placed by June 30 to qualify for the FREE cards! (But I wouldn’t wait that long – this bundle is very popular!!)

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Fishy, Fishy

Hi! Today I am showcasing a card we will be making at this Friday Night’s Fun with Glossy Paper! class!  If you live in or near Northborough, MA, USA – I hope you will join me!  Check out my Events page for the details!

Stampin' Up! SU! Seaside Shore, Sunshine Sayings

Love how this background turned out and can’t wait to show my guests how it is done!  I also used the same technique on a piece of glossy scrap card stock and fussy cut the fish in the upper right.  He is popped up with a dimensional.  The colors in the background are Lemon-Lime Twist, Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise.   The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide and is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.

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Life’s Short

Hi! Playing with new product today!  It’s the Lemon Zest Bundle!  I am also playing along with Global Design Projects – CASE the designer – #GDP092

Stampin' Up! SU! Lemon Zest, Eclectic Layers

This is such a refreshing bundle to play with – and perfect for summer!  The lemons are stamped in Daffodil Delight and punched out with the coordinating punch.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  The layer behind the lemons is die-cut using the Eclectic Layers framelits and from the new Lemon-Lime Twist card stock.  My sentiment is colored with a Basic Black marker (the actual stamp has the words on two separate lines – but I wanted it to read across to match the layout for the challenge).  The Designer Series Paper behind the Lemon panel is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper stack.  This is then layered on Old Olive.  I used the Thick Whisper White for my base.

I didn’t take a picture of the inside (I need to remember to do that) but I did stamp the sentiment Squeeze it for all it’s worth in Basic Black.

You will find all the products used for this card in my on-line store!

There you have it – hope you enjoy the fresh look of today’s card!  If you decide to play along with this week’s GDP challenge – please let me know!

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Country Crate

Hi! How are you today?  Today I am back with the favors and cards that guests received and made at my New Catalog Kick-off Event last Saturday.

Stampin' Up! SU! Wood Words, Wood Crate

I made the crates using the coordinating framelits and filled them with Hershey Kisses and Ghiradelli Chocolates.  The guests made the 3 little 3×3 cards that fit inside the crate.  The cards feature the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper pack as well as the Wood Words stamp set.  I love how cute they are and think they are perfect for handing out as a quick thank you or a just because kind of gift.

So many ideas for using these crates – I’ve seen wagons and baby cribs!  If you don’t have this bundle yet – what are you waiting for?  You’ll find it in my on-line store here.

If you live in or around Northboro, MA, I am holding a class on Glossy Paper techniques on Friday, June 23rd.  Cost is $25.   If you are interested, send me an email to register.  One of the cards we are making can be found in this post.

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Vibrant Butterfly

Hi! Today I have a card featuring our new Glossy Paper!  Love how vibrant this looks.

SU! Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder, Glossy Paper, Butterflies

I am so excited that we are now  carrying Glossy Card Stock again!  This is a fun, but messy, technique that I will be showing at this month’s Fun with Glossy Card stock class on June 23rd.  If you live near Northboro, MA, USA, consider joining me!

It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but I did apply Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly to make it glitter.  Here’s a little better view:

Do you have a favorite technique you like to use on Glossy Paper?  Let me know!

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The Must Have Bundle

Hi! Today is the day!!  The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has arrived!!  New colors, new products, new stamps, new bundles!  If you haven’t seen the catalog yet, you can check it out On-Line by clicking on the Catalog Icon on the right.

Today I am sharing my favorite bundle from the entire catalog!  The Colorful Seasons bundle.  If you get nothing else from the catalog – you NEED this set.  It will cover occasions all year long!

Stampin' Up! SU! Colorful Seasons

I love this bundle so much, I am making it this month’s Stamp Set of the Month!  Order this bundle through my on-line store using this hostess code TXEZYDZS and you will receive a color photo tutorial for at least 4 cards.  I have lots of ideas, so it is a good chance the tutorial will contain a few more than that!

Above is my summer setting.  Below is my winter setting:

Stampin' Up! SU! Colorful Seasons

I love the snow on the chair!

To participate in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month – simply place an order here for the recommended purchase – or a minimum order of $54.00 by June 10, 2017 using this hostess code:  TXEZYDZS

Recommended  Purchase:

145348 – Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle $54.00  – contains stamp set and coordinating framelits.

The tutorial will be emailed out on June 15th.  You must use the hostess code when ordering so I know you are participating in the Stamp Set of the Month!  Also, when you participate in 5 Stamp Set of the Months, you will earn $25 in FREE merchandise!

With the new catalog, I am also offering a few product shares!  The first product share is for the new Designer Series Paper!

You will receive 129 6×6 sheets!!  This is a great way to try all the papers for a great deal!  Cost is $35!!

I am also offering 2 ribbon shares:

Core Colors:  75 yards of ribbon (30 select ribbons cut at 2.5 yds each!) $55

Includes 1/2″ Gingham (Night of Navy, Smoky Slate), 1/4″ Double-Stitched (Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight), 1/4″ Ombre (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo), 3/8″ Classic Weave (Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White), 3/8″ Stitched Satin (Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Garden Green), 1/4″ Stitched-Edge (Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry), 3/8″ Shimmer (Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party), 1/8″ Sheer (Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White), 3/8″ Mini Chevron (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive), 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (Night of Navy), 3/8″ Metallic-Edge (Gold, Silver)

In Colors: 40 yards of ribbon (16 select ribbons cut at 2.5 yards each)  $30

Includes 1/2″ Finely Woven (Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide), 1/4″ Ombre (Lemon Lime Twist), 3/8″ Shimmer (Powder Pink), 1/8″ Sheer (Fresh Fig), 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (Berry Burst), 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum), 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach)

Reserve your spot in the Paper and/or Ribbon Shares by emailing me at by June 10th! Shipping is $5 per share.   US Customers only!

What do you think of the new catalog?  What is your MUST have??  Leave a comment below and be entered into a drawing for a pack of the Wood Textures Designer Series  Paper Stack!  Comment must be posted by June 10th – name will be drawn on June 11th!

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