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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Happy Birthday Remake

Hi!  Today I have an update to a pocket card I shared a while  back.  You can see that one here.

I love pocket cards – so had fun using new product to make this version:

Birthday, Daisy Lane, Pocket Card, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

I was playing with the gorgeous Noble Peacock Designer Specialty Paper and Designer Peacock Foil Papers.  The daisy is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and punched with Medium Daisy flower.  I also punched a daisy from the Pretty Peacock Foil sheet and from Whisper White cardstock and layered the three together for the flower.

The pocket is made from the Pretty Peacock Specialty Paper.  The base is Whisper White thick.  Besides the Happy Birthday that pulls out of the pocket, the card does open as well so you can write a full message.

I hope you enjoyed my updated version of this card!

You’ll find all supplies in my on-line store- just click the product link below.

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A Subtle Fall

Hi!  Today I have a card that I shared in this past week’s Facebook Live featuring the Colorful Seasons stamp set in the Annual Catalog.

Leaves, Fall, Colorful Seasons, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The leaves on this card are done with the Emboss Resist Technique.  I did change it up a little so that I had a more subtle look to my card by sponging on ink before embossing the leaf, then sponging more ink over the embossed image.  I love fall and feel that this captures the colors near the end of the season.

The background is the Birch stamp and the sentiment is from the Here’s a Card set (a must have in my book!)

This card is the  second one I share in this video:

I’d love to know what you think and if you’ve tried the Emboss Resist technique or not.

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A Few Fun Folds

Say that a few times quick!  Today I have the cards I shared in my Facebook Live this past week featuring the Come to Gather Suite.   Being a big lover of fall, this set is perfect for me!

First up, we have this fun fold called the Joy Fold Card.

Joy Fold, Fun Folds, Come To Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I just love the colors in the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and used that for my color pallet on this card.

Here are the dimensions for each of the layers:

  • Base: Mint Macaron – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 5 1/2″
  • Flap: Pretty Peacock – 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″
  • DSP 1:  5 1/4 ” x 4″
  • DSP 2: 2 3/4″ x  4″
  • Whisper White: 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ – need 2

Here is the card opened up:

Joy Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

 

The second card features the Overlay Fold:

Overlay Fold, Fun Fold, Come to Gather, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019HolidayCatalog

I had a lot of fun with the leaves in this card – I dipped the die itself onto the ink pad before running it through the Big Shot!

Here are the dimensions for these layers:

  • Base: Early Espresso – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ – score the 5 1/4″ side at 1″
  • Overlay Panel: Early Espresso – 4″ x 4 3/16″
  • DSP: Come to Gather – 3 3/4″ x 3″
  • Whisper White: 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Optional (not used in this card) for front: 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Scraps: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Here is the video showcasing how both cards are made:

Hope you enjoyed these 2 fun folds today!

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A Little Surprise

Hi!  Today I have the card I shared this week in my Facebook Live – a Pop-Up Wiper card!  This is so much fun – I hope you’ll give it a try!

#popupwiper, Painted Seasons, Fabled Friends, Spring, Easter, Stampin' Up!, SU! #2019Occasions

The surprise is inside:

#popupwiper, Fabled Friends, Painted Seasons, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Isn’t he just the cutest?

As promised, here are the measurements for the wiper mechanism:

#popupwiper, Fabled Friends, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Here are the dimensions for the Stitched Rectangles:

Front:

  • Basic Black – 3 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ for outside, 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
  • Designer Series Paper  – 3 1/8 x 4 1/2″
  • Whisper White Sentiment – 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″

Inside:

  • Poppy Parade – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″
  • Basic Black – 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (see above – this is cut from the front Black piece)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/4″

Inside Wiper (Sentiment)

  • Poppy Parade – 3 3/8″ x 1 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 1″

Please note the above measurements are the outside edges of the Stitched Rectangle Dies – the actual rectangles will be slightly smaller.

And, here is the video on making the card:

If you have any questions, please ask!  But hopefully between the pictures above and the video, you will see how it all comes together.

I am still offering to send those who place an order through my on-line store using this Host Code: 9DY7KYRM by March 24th,  a template showing how the mechanism sits inside the card.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st!!  Don’t forget to get your FREE product with a minimum $50 purchase!

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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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Yes or No?

Hi! I have a card to share with you that is a little out of the norm.  I did share how I made it on a recent Facebook Live and some liked it and some maybe didn’t.

I do like the color combination of Blueberry Bushel and Granny Apple Green – just not sure Crumb Cake is the best color for the background.

This card features the Incredible Like You stamp set.  Do you love the detail in the flower?  While this is a 2-Step Stamping set – it is also a DistINKtive stamp set which allows for one ink color to take on different shades as seen in the leaves and main flower above.  I LOVE this look!

To give the card a little more flair, I added a touch of white at the base of the small flowers using the Chalk Marker.

So, what do you think?  Like it? Yes or no?  Be honest – (but kind, please).

I’ll have a more traditional card using this set a little later in the week.

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Fly Fishing Anyone?

Hi! Today I have another card featuring the Best Catch bundle from the Occasions Catalog.

Masculine, Fishing, Best Catch, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

Love how this card turned out – and it is a pocket card – so you can tuck a little gift card or your note right there.

For this card, I sponged Balmy Blue and So Saffron ink on pieces of Designer Series Paper from the Wood Textures pack.  The fisherman is stamped  in StazOn Jet Black ink.   The base of the card is Balmy Blue.  A little burlap ribbon to finish it off.

For the base, start with a piece of Balmy Blue measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  Score at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ edge.  Slide the score line to the 2″ mark and cut (this allows you to create the pocket).  From the same sheet of Designer Series Paper, cut one piece 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and another 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″.  Save a scrap for the sentiment.  On the larger piece, sponge Balmy Blue on the bottom and So Saffron on the top to create the water and sunset.  Then stamp the fisherman.  On the smaller piece, sponge Balmy Blue on the top and Old Olive on the bottom (hard to see in this picture given the ribbon).  Use the envelope punch board to round all the corners.  Attach the top piece to the Balmy Blue base.  Use Tear & Tape on just the two sides of the lower flap and adhere to make the pocket.  Wrap the ribbon around the Designer Series Paper before attaching to the front of the pocket.  Add your sentiment and done!

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The One That Got Away?

Hi!  Today I am sharing the card I made during last week’s Facebook Live using the Best Catch bundle in the Occasions Catalog.

Fishing, Masculine, Best Catch, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Birthday

I am so happy with how the fish turned out.  I used an aqua painter and Old Olive and Crushed Curry ink to color the fish and then applied liquid glue using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to cover him. – here’s a better view:

Best Catch, Fishing, Masculine, #2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For the background on the card, I stamped the Crackle Paint Stamp set in Old Olive ink on Whisper White.  The cattails were die cut from the coordinating framelits from Old Olive Cardstock.  The Rectangle frame uses the new Stitched Rectangle Framelits in the Occasions Catalog as well.  I just layered two together and ran through the Big Shot once to make the frame.  Very easy and I love the stitching on it!  The sentiment is from the Piece Of Cake stamp set.

Here is the video – it is the second card:

What do you think?  Do you have fishermen on your friends and family list?  This would be a great bundle to use for birthday, Father’s Day or even Thank You!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

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Beauty Abounds

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Beauty Abounds stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  This set is so pretty!

Friendship, Beauty Abounds, Butterflies, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2019Occasions

I stamped the flourish in StaZOn Jet Black ink along the right hand side as well as along the bottom.  The flowers were colored with Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo while the leaves were colored with Soft Seafoam and Pear Pizzazz.   The butterflies are colored in Flirty Flamingo.

The sentiment is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and punched with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  This is layered on a 2″ Circle of Pear Pizzazz.   A butterfly element from the Sale-A-Bration catalog  is colored on the edges with a Crumb Cake marker and attached using a glue dot.  These wooden elements are a FREE choice during Sale-A-Bration where a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE product!

The base for the card is Soft Sea Foam and measures 4 1/4″ x 11″ – scored at 5 1/2″.  The mat is Pear Pizzazz and measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The Whisper White panel measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.

Here is a video from my Wednesday Wow Facebook Live:

There are a set of coordinating dies that when purchased with the stamp set as a bundle, saves you 10%!  A great bundle for any crafter!

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