You Are Remarkable

Hi! Today I have a card featuring the You Are Remarkable set which is retiring at the end of this month.  The flowers in this set are gorgeous and just pop on a card.

Flowers, Thanks, You Are Remarkable, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I had some fun sponging this background.  The bottom part is sponged in Pear Pizzazz while the top is Soft Sky with a hit of Tempting Turquoise.  It is fun to mix the colors a bit to see the final result.

The flower is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and colored with Rose Red and Pink Pirouette markers.  For subtle shading, I’d run the tip of the Pink Pirouette marker lightly over the tip of the Rose Red and then color.  It is a great way to blend the colors together.  The flower is cut out with Paper Snips.  A frame is created using the Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes framelits.  The stem of the flower is put through the frame and then the two pieces are adhered together on the base of the card.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The stamped panel is mounted to a piece of Basic Black card stock.  The base of the card is Soft Sky.

I also created this same card changing the color of the flower to Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.

Flowers, Thanks, You are Remarkable, Stampin' Up!, SU!

You only have a few more weeks to purchase this set before it is gone for good.  You’ll find it in my On-Line Store here.

Don’t forget the retiring Colors as we look for a fresh lot of colors in the new catalog.  Remember to purchase a reinker and card stock!

Already have what you want from the current catalog and are looking for something new?  Then check out the Sneak Peek bundles on sale this month for the Share What You Love promotion!  Each bundle comes with FREE goodies!  From the Just Getting Started Bundle for the beginner stamper to the Gotta Have it All bundle you’ll find something for everyone!  Click here for the details.  Please note – these bundles will NOT exist in the new catalog!

  

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One of the Harder Ones

….in more ways than one.  Sympathy cards are very hard for me to make – it may just be the reason for needing one, but I do tend to struggle when making this type of card.   It will be a little harder yet with the retirement of the “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set used to make this card.

Sympathy, Thoughts & Prayers, Starry Night, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Waterfront

I went with (or tried to anyway) a “starry night” sky using the Waterfront stamp set (think sand from that set).  This was stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Embossing powder.  I then sponged Crumb Cake and Old Olive ink on the bottom of the cardstock to represent the ground.  Three colors of ink were sponged for the sky – retiring colors Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo with the final layer being Night of Navy.  I am pretty happy with how the colors blended – tho I think I could have used a few more “stars” in the top corners.

After creating the background, I stamped the tree in Basic Black Archival ink.   The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes – another set that is retiring and that I’ll miss.  This is punched out with the Classic Label punch.  A bit of Crumb Cake ink was sponged on this piece to   soften the look of the Whisper White.

What type of card do you struggle with making?

Don’t forget, today is the last day that the following retiring colors are guaranteed for ink pads and refills.  After today, these color products will be available “while supplies last”.    Card stock is already at “while supplies last”.

You’ll find all the supplies to make the above card in my on-line store.  Please consider using Hostess Code: 4CKMSHRT for orders less than $150.  (US, prior to S/H and tax).

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For the Graduate

Hi!  It is hard for me to believe that my oldest is graduating in a few short weeks from High School.  I’ve been busy working on her invitations but took a little break yesterday to make a graduation card featuring her school colors.  I LOVE it!!

Graduation, Punch Art, Large Numbers, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Beautiful Bouquet

I had seen the Impossible Fold card created by Dawn Griffith and thought it would be perfect for a graduation card.  I must say, I am sorry to see the Large Number dies and stamp set retiring this month.  If you do not have these (at least the dies) add them to your list! Better yet – get them here now!    They are great not only for graduation, but birthday, anniversary, and even New Years cards.  They are also great for scrapbooking layouts.

For this card, I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White for my color scheme.  The “1” is a piece of printer paper rolled up and tied with retired Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Boutique and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  The Graduation hat is made using Basic Black cardstock.   I hope her friends will like them!

Tune in to my Tuesday’s with Teresa Facebook Live on May 8 at 7:30pm EST to see just how to make this fun card!

Download the pdf here.

A quick note on May’s promotion Share What You Love Bundle.  This bundle is a sneak peek of new products being introduced in June – but you can get your hands on it now!

 Don’t forget about the retiring list and colors!  Here’s the list of colors that we are saying goodbye to!  Get those reinkers and cardstock now!

You’ll find it all in my On-line store!

I know it is a lot for one post so thanks for sticking with me!

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Butterflies Fly Away

Hi! Today I am showcasing the Butterfly Basics stamp set that is retiring at the end of May.  This is such a pretty set!  For both cards, I stuck with Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip for my color palette.

Butterflies, Butterfly Basics, Bold Butterflies, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this card, I did stamp off for the Island Indigo stripe on the left as well as the leaves stamped in Soft Sky.  I also did generational stamping for the leaves – ie, I stamped the leaves twice before reinking the stamp.   Linen thread was wrapped around the hand 3 times, then twisted into a figure 8 before being adhered to the back of the butterfly.  I love the layered look of the butterfly.  A few rhinestones down the center finishes it off.

The dimensions for the card stock are:   Soft Sky base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Chocolate Chip mat – 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Whisper White layer – 3 3/4″ x 5″.

I also made this card using the same color palette and stamp set:

Butterflies, Butterfly Basics, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this card, I used a large post-it note to create a mask for the stamped panel.  I sponged Soft Sky along the left hand edge and then inked the leaves in Soft Sky, stamping off once, before stamping over the sponged area.  After stamping was complete, I removed the post-it note pad.   The butterflies were created in the same manner as in the first card.   To add interest to this card, I added two thin strips of Chocolate Chip cardstock behind the main panel in a diagonal fashion.

The dimensions for this card are: Base – Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  Chocolate Chip mat – 4″ x 5 1/4″. Whisper White mat – 3 13/16″ x 5 1/16.   Chocolate Chip strips – 3/16″ x 4 1/4″ (trim off the ends that overhang the panel).  Chocolate Chip mat – 3 7/16″ x 4 11/16.  Whisper White panel – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.

Here is the video from the Tuesday’s with Teresa Facebook Live showing a demonstration of these two cards:

Don’t forget, time is winding down on the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog as well as the Occasions Catalog.  Some items from the retiring lists are already sold out.  Don’t miss out on grabbing your favorites!  Shop my on-line store with Hostess Code: 4CKMSHRT today!  FREE gift with $50 purchase placed by April 30th using the Hostess Code!

The following colors are retiring this year:

So don’t forget to order those reinkers and cardstock before it’s too late!!

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Sad Saying Goodbye

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring one of my all time favorite sets in the Annual Catalog – Vintage Leaves.  I am extremely sad to see this set and the coordinating framelits leaving this year.

Vintage Leaves, Leaves, Fall, Thank You, Wood Textures DSP, DSP, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this card, I paired the retiring Vintage Leaves stamp set with Wood Words and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The leaves are stamped directly on the Wood Textures DSP – I love the added depth it gives the leaves.  Here’s a closer look:

Vintage Leaves, Leaves, Fall, Thank You, Wood Textures DSP, DSP, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Even the die cut leaf (die cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlet) is die cut from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The other leaves were stamped in Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake.

The leaves are layered on a  4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Wood Textures DSP and the base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ of thick Whisper White card stock.

The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip (going to miss this color!) and is from Wood Words stamp set.  This is punched with a 1″ circle punch and layered on a 1 1/4″ circle punch of Cajun Craze card stock.   A bow made from linen thread finishes off the card.

If you haven’t yet purchased the Vintage Leaves stamp set and coordinating Leaflet Framelits, I highly recommend getting them now!  Shop my on-line store and use Hostess Code: 4CKMSHRT  This is a great masculine, Thanksgiving, Thank You, Fall, Thinking of You stamp set.

Don’t forget to stock up on the retiring colors – especially grabbing a reinker and cardstock!

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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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