Friday, June 15, 2018

Wonderful Nature - Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature

It's the last day of school for my boys so summer is almost here; it's just hours away from starting!  It will be nice not to have to be up and organized every morning for sure.

  Today's card is another on my stampers made at my new catalog party.  I loved the Rooted in Nature suite (or as Stampin' Up! calls it Nature's Poem suite) as soon as I saw it.  I love the trees, leaves and beautiful fine details of the images.

  I took the colors right from the coordinating Nature's Poem DSP; Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink, and Mint Macaron.  I added in Gray Granite because it's new and I think it works well with this set of colors.

  Since the Rooted in Nature stamp set is so large (it's 2 cases!) I wanted to use a bunch of them on this card to give my stampers a good look so this is a very stamp heavy card but it comes together quickly.  The detailed leaf is stamped on the Gray Granite in Gray Granite ink in the background.  Then the sentiment is in Blackberry Bliss.  The little leaf (does anyone know what kind of leaf this is?) is stamped in Petal Pink onto Petal Pink cardstock.  My stampers had the choice of the Nature's Twine so they could pick whichever color they like the best.

  And not to leave out the coordinating Nature's Root framelits the large tree is stamped in Mint Macaron and then die cut and popped on dimensionals.

  All in all I think this one of the best put together suites in the new catalog and I can't wait to continue to use all year long.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Rooted in Nature

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink

Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Petal Pink, Gray Granite

Accessories: Nature's Root framelits, Nature's twine, dimensionals

Thursday, June 14, 2018

In Colors with Vases - Stampin' Up! Varied Vases

After a successful new catalog kickoff on Tuesday I'm back to share the projects my stampers made.  I always try to show off the new In Colors at my new catalog events and if I can work it out so they are all on one card even better!

  I saw this card while browsing Pinterest a few weeks ago and thought the strips of the In Colors in the background was a perfect way to show them off.  And so that I could show off another new product I decided the Varied Vases bundle would be fun to use to make a little line up of vases and flowers.

  I gave my stampers some choices when stamping their cards because let's face it with all this new product there are a lot of choices!  I had all 5 In Color 1/4" grosgrain ribbons for them to choose from as well as whichever sentiment they wanted from the awesome new Itty Bitty Greetings set.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Varied Vases, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: black, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel

Accessories: Vases Builder punch, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tropical Chic in Greens - Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic

This week's Fab Friday challenge was the perfect excuse to break open a brand new stamp set and coordinating framelits to continue making samples for my New Catalog Party next week.  I love the fresh, bold look of the Tropical Chic bundle.  The big leaf stamps and the fun mix of dies are certain to make for some fun cards!

We have sketch this week.  Check it out!

 Since I want to show off as much new stuff as possibly in my samples I chose to use 2 of the new greens to go along with the Tropical Chic bundle.  Granny Apply Green and Shaded Spruce are wonderful! And I added in Flirty Flamingo as it seemed like a nice bright but not too bright pink to go along with our greens.

 The background leaves are stamped in Granny Apple Green onto the same color paper.  Another one was stamped on Whisper White and die cut along with 2 leaves stamped in Shaded Spruce.

  I layered the leaves behind the sentiment circle that also has 2 tropical flowers (are they hibiscus?) stamped in Flirty Flamingo.

 Adding in even more new stuff is a Polka Dotted tulle ribbon flag and a few Basic Adhesive-backed Sequins.

  Head on over to the Fab Friay challenge site to see more fun inspiration from the rest of the design team and then play along.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Tropical Chic

Ink: Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Flirty Flamingo

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White

Accessories: circle punches, Tropical Thinlets dies, Polka Dotted tulle ribbon, adhesive sequins, dinemsionals

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jar of Daisies - Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight

  At my last class before the annual catalogs were changing over I wanted to highlight a few bundles that would be retiring.  While the parts of the bundles were carrying over there wouldn't be that 10% bundle savings anymore so I wanted to make sure my stampers had another look just in case.

  For this project I used the Daisy Delight stamp set and matching Daisy punch.  I paired it up with Jar of Love and designed this sweet all occasion card.

  The card base is Whisper White thick, then a piece of the Wood Textures DSP.  The jar is stamped in Basic Gray with a very light Pool Party watercolor wash.  You want to make sure not to get the Whisper White too wet or it will pill and bubble.  And you definitely want to make sure to do the watercolor wash and let it dry or use the heat gun before stamping your stems in Old Olive or you'll end up with muddy green water and fuzzy stems.

  The daisies are stamped in Daffodil Delight ink onto the same color paper and punched out and layered.  The flower centers are stamped with Early Espresso onto a piece of scrap Wood Textures DSP.

  A bit of Bermuda Bay ribbon is attached with a staple.  Definitely do the staple before attaching the jar panel to the card front!  No one wants to see the staple showing on the inside of the card. Finally, pop the daisies up with dimensionals.  I did one daisy with one dimensional then I stacked 2 dimensionals for a bit of extra height for the second daisy.

  Hope you didn't miss out on the bundle pricing but if you did at least both the stamp set and punch are still available!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Daisy Delight, Jar of Love

Ink: Basic Gray, Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight  

Accessories: daisy punch, dimensionals, staple, Bermuda Bay ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Falling Leaves - Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature

The new Rooted in Nature set just has endless possibilities.  I'm making some samples to show at my new catalog party next week and I've been getting a lot of mileage out of it.

  This is a really quick and easy thinking of you card.

  The card base is Very Vanilla thick and then a smaller layer of Very Vanilla with rounded corners is on top.  I stamped the detailed leaves in Crumb Cake and the returning favorite Mint Macaron.

  Using the embossing dies I made 2 leaves out of Mint Macaron cardstock and layered them around the Stitched Shape circle with the large thinking of you stamped in it.  I used Soft Suede for the sentiment.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Rooted in Nature

Ink: Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Paper: Very Vanilla thick, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron

Accessories: Natures's Roots framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Seasonal Flowers - Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons

 With the lack of humidity here in the Richmond area the last few days it could almost be spring!  So I'll share a more spring like card today that we made last month at my stamp club.

  In retrospect it was probably a bit too much die cutting for one card for a group but I just couldn't leave off any of the elements!   But my stampers are troopers and they all managed lol!

  This was also the last hurrah for the now retired Marina Mist.  It makes a nice backdrop for the branch and flowers.  The card base is Marina Mist then a slightly smaller panel of Marina Mist that we embossed with the Ruffled embossing folder.

  A piece of watercolor paper is lightly color washed with an Aquapainter and Marina Mist ink.  The scallop as well as the flowers are cut from Blushing Bride.  The other flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the branch is Early Espresso.

  After cutting everything out with the Seasonal Layers thinlets the branch with flowers was assembled on the watercolor paper panel.  Some of the flowers are popped up with mini dimensionals and highlighted with tiny adhesive pearls.

  This Calypso Coral ombre ribbon worked perfectly with these other pinks so we added a little bow to the branch to finish off the details.

  The sentiment on the inside could be anything you want; sympathy, birthday, thinking of you, get well, or hello.  You never know what kind of card you might need at a moments notice so it's a great idea to have a few blank cards on hand to add a sentiment when needed.  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Colorful Seasons

Ink: Marina Mist, Flirty Flamingo

Paper: Marina Mist, watercolor paper, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Colorful Seasons thinlets, Ruffled embossing folder, dimensionals, pearls, Calypso Coral ombre ribbon

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dapper Fox - Stampin' Up! Truly Tailored

  Today's card is one we did at my last months stamp club to give a little love to the guys in our lives.  It was designed to be used as a father's day card or a masculine birthday.  The sentiments in the now retired Truly Tailored set work beautifully with the Fox builder punch.

  We created a fun and most importantly easy gatefold card.  2 scores and you're done!  Cut your cardstock the long way at 4 1/4" x 11 and score at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4".

  We used the Pinewood Planks embossing folders for the side panels with one side having a bit of the Night of Navy crinkle ribbon and then built our little fox for the front panel.  How cute is his little bow tie?

  Gatefold cards are hard to photograph lol!  Here it is kind of open.  Just remember to only adhere one side of the front panel so that you can actually get the card opened!  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Truly Tailored (retired)

Ink: Night of Navy, Black

Paper: Chocolate Chip (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Whisper White, Cajun Craze

Accessories: Pinewood Planks e.f., Fox Builder punch, dimensionals, Crinkle ribbon (retired)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

In Color Bouquet - Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet

  Today's card is showing off all of the new In Colors that will be available tomorrow when the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog goes live.  I really like these bright colors and look forward to all the new color combinations that we will be able to create.

  Sometimes it's hard to create a card using 5 colors and could be especially hard with such bright colors as this set of In Colors.  But I thought the Global Design Project challenge was a good starting point.  It's a CASE the designer challenge so I decided to use the layout of the bouquet as my starting point.  And always lots of white space with bright colors!

  Using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch framelits I stamped and cut out various flowers and 2 little leaves and layered them all on the stamped Call Me Clover stem.  I used 4 of the 5 colors on the bouquet and couldn't leave out Blueberry Bushel so I use it for the layer behind the flowers as well as the sentiment and 1/8" grosgrain ribbon bow.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel

Accessories: Bouquet Bunch framelits, 1/8" Blueberry Bushel grosgrain ribbon