Goodbye Little Bear

Hi!  Back today with a card featuring the retiring A Little Wild and the coordinating dies.

Animals, A Little Wild, Puzzle Pieces, Stampin' Up!, SU!

This little guy is just adorable and I am going to miss him as he is retiring June 3.  You still have a few days left to pick him up!

For this card, I stamped the elements in Jet Black StaZon ink and used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color.  The bear is stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White and die cut.  You will need to trim around his ear, as the dies are for tags – but we weren’t using his back side.  The background image was then run through the Big Shot with the Puzzle Pieces framelit.

TIP:  The best way to keep these all together, while the pieces are still in the die, apply your adhesive to the backside.  Remove the puzzle pieces you do not want, and then place over your mat layer and push the pieces down.  This way, you do not have to reassemble the puzzle!

The puzzle is layered on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that has been embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this folder!  A MUST HAVE for everyone!

The base is a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

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Coffee with a Twist

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a card featuring the retiring Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating dies.  I had seen this background technique a while ago but hadn’t gotten around to trying it just recently and loved it!  So easy and so fun!  Just imagine the different colors you could do.

Coffee, Coffee Cafe, Friends, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this background, I dragged the edge of Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inkpads back and forth across a piece of Whisper White card stock.  That’s all there is to it!

The sentiment and cup outline are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The straw and foam are stamped in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The coordinating dies are used to cut out all the pieces.

The background is matted on Early Espresso card stock and the base is thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.

I am sad to see this set go – it is a great set for many occasions.  If you haven’t added it to your collection yet, click on the product link below to get to my store and get it before it is gone.  June 3rd is your last chance!

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Hello, Hello, Hello!

Hi!  Had a little fun yesterday playing with the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set and heat embossing!

Calligraphy Essentials, Hello, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Heat Emboss

I stamped the Hello from in Versamark on a piece of Vellum Cardstock, sprinkled White Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool.  I then flipped the vellum over, and sponged Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay ink on the back.   A fun and quick technique.

The vellum is mounted on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  The base is Poppy Parade and I used a scrap of Designers Series Paper from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Pack.  The rhinestones are colored with Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends.

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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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Can’t Decide

Hi!  Today I had a chance to play with the new Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration offering which is now available for FREE with a $100 (US, prior to S/H and tax) purchase!

Here’s the 1st card:

Friend, Painted Season, 2019SAB, Stampin' Up!, SU!

 

The colors for both cards are Mango Melody, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.  For this one, I used Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and base.

Here’s the second card:

Friend, Painted Seasons, SU!, Stampin' Up!, 2019SAB

For this one, I used Mango Melody for the base and Black Baker’s Twine.  I like both – but think this one pops a bit more.

What do you think?

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Coffee & Friends

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  I had some time this weekend to play a little and came up with this card featuring the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set.

Coffee, Friendship, Coffee Cafe, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am not a coffee drinker – I prefer tea, but so many of my friends and family are coffee drinkers that I thought it was time to use this set.

The coffee cup and coffee cup rings are stamped in Early Espresso.  I did place the Whisper White layer directly on top of the Crumb Cake card base before stamping the coffee cup rings from the Timeless Textures stamp set so that the rings would carry through to the base.  I then placed a layer of Blueberry Bushel in between the two layers for a bit of a pop of color.

The Coffee Cup and sentiment were stamped using the Stamparatus – such a great tool to use to align stamps and for mass production.  The Sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel.

The coordinating framelits – Coffee Cups were used to die cut the cup and lid.  Dimensionals were used to pop the lid.

A pretty simple card, but so fitting for so many people in my life!

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Sand & Shells

Hi! Today I am continuing with my masked background shown last week – this time featuring the So Many Shells set.

Friendship, Shells, Beach, So Many Shells, Stampin' Up!, SU! Masking

For this card, I created a rectangular mask with the Stampin’ Trimmer.  The mask measured  3 3/4″ x 5″ and I measured in 3/4″ on the sides and 1″ in for the top and bottom.  The background was created by sponging Sahara Sand in the lower left corner followed by Soft Sky and ending with Marina Mist.

The shells are stamped with Crumb Cake for the more detailed shell and Blushing Bride for the 2nd step.  Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen was used to color over the shells to give them a little sparkle.  The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

I do love this technique – and wanted to show it could be used for any type of card.  I hope you give it a try!

Make sure you stop back tomorrow – I’ll be hopping with the Top 10 from March’s International Project Highlights!  So excited!

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