Sunday, May 28, 2023

Garden Circles - Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Garden Dies

   I've been busy creating projects for my next class but I did have time yesterday to do up an idea that I had after seeing the Freshly Made Sketches layout.  Circles are always a fun element to incorporate on a card (I probably use them on 80% of my cards!) and it came out just as I had envisioned which doesn't always happen!

  I've been keeping my eyes peeled for color combinations that use Wild Wheat as I think it might be a hard In Color for me to use with any regularity.  This one caught my attention: Wild Wheat, Crushed Curry, Moody Mauve and Pebbled Path.  It has a bit of a retro feel to it right?

  My idea was to use one of the new Gorgeous Garden dies to cut a full card front panel in Basic White and then again in each of my colors to then cut circles out of those to add to the white panel.  I used the Stylish Shapes dies and cut 3 different circles from the 3 colors then carefully used glue to add them onto the same part of the Basic White panel.

   Next I added dimensionals to the back of the die cut, trimming them down to fit the spaces where necessary, then added it to the Pebbled Path base.

  The sentiment is from the new set, Timeless Arrangements.  This set has a really great assortment of mix and match sentiments which I always love because it's so versatile and you just never know what you'll need!  I used Pebbled Path ink and then added a tiny bit of Moody Mauve Textured ribbon along the bottom edge.

  All the supplies to make this card can be purchased in my ONLINE STORE.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Timeless Arrangements

Ink: Pebbled Path

Paper: Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat, Crushed Curry, Moody Mauve, Basic White

Accessories: Gorgeous Garden die, Stylish Shapes die, dimensionals, Moody Mauve Textured ribbon

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Birthday Balloons - Stampin' Up! Beautiful Balloons

   Today I'm sharing the second project my stampers made at my New Catalog Open House.  The Beautiful Balloon bundle is perfect for all sorts of celebratory cards!  I used it to design this birthday card that also shows off 3 of the brand new colors: Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lolly and Bubble Bath.

  The card base is Azure Afternoon and then the balloons were stamped in the 3 colors and 3 sizes on  a piece of Basic White.  The edge of that panel has a fringe made from a piece of Bright & Beautiful DSP.

  A large Lemon Lolly balloon is stamped and cut out with the sentiment added in Azure Afternoon.  It's popped on dimensionals and the string is stamped.  

  Since I hadn't gotten any embellishments in the new colors yet I did the next best thing which is to use my Azure Afternoon blends markers to color a few rhinestones to match!

  You can find all the supplies to re-create this card yourself in my ONLINE STORE.  

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Stamps: Beautiful Balloons

Ink:  Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath

Blends: Azure Afternoon light & dark

Paper: Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath, Basic White, Bright & Beautiful DSP

Accessories: Beautiful Balloons dies, dimensionals, rhinestones

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

In Color Hug - Stampin' Up! Crafting With You

   I recently hosted my annual New Catalog Open House where I got to show off so many fun new products from the 2023-2024 Stampin' up! annual catalog.  My stampers got to make projects using new stamp sets and colors to get hands on time to see what might suit their crafting needs.  Everyone agreed that the little scissors in the Crafting With You die set are just adorable.  If you've got crafty people in your life who you make cards for this is the bundle for you!

 I also used this card to show off the 5 brand new In Colors.  These colors are around for 2 years but don't wait to get them!  They are great addition to the colors we already have and will make for some fresh new combos.  We used Boho Blue as the base, then a layer of Pebbled Path (what a nice neutral right??!) then a piece of Basic White where 1/2 inch strips of In Color DSP are adhered on a diagonal.  

  The sentiment is stamped in Pebbled Path and then cut with a Stylish Shapes circle die and popped on dimensionals.  And finally, the scissors!  To make the scissors simply die cut pieces in both Pebble Path and Boho Blue, trim the handles of the Boho Blue pieces, glue them to the handles of the Pebbled Path pieces and then adhered the 2 parts together.  Finish off the look with a small In Color Gem.  I used a Boho Blue one but the Pebbled Path gem works great too!  

  This is such an easy card to make and it shows all the New In Colors I wanted my stampers to use in person.  Who in your life would love to receive this card??

  All of the items used for this card can be purchased in my ONLINE STORE.  And there are just a few days left to place an order of $40 or more (before tax/shipping) to get a FREE gift from me!  I am giving away FREE cardstock swatch sampler rings that have all 53 of Stampin' Up!'s colors for qualifying orders!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Crafting With You 

Ink: Pebbled Path

Paper: 2023-2025 In Color DSP, Boho Blue, Pebbled Path, Basic White

Accessories: Crafting With You Dies, Stylish Shapes dies, dimensionals, In Color gems

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Park Squares Hello - Stampin' Up! Biggest Wish

   My card today was inspired by a fellow demo in the UK Julie Sutcliffe (@thepaperhaven in IG). She used little one inch squares of DSP to create her card front and I thought it was so cute I decided to CASE her card as my customer thank you card for the month of April.  I used the now retired Regency Park DSP but any DSP would work!

  My card starts with a Night of Navy base, then I added my little squares to a piece of Basic White cardstock spacing them so that I would have a gap between the third and fourth rows.  Once I had my squares all adhered I stamped the 'hello' from the Biggest Wish stamp set (so glad this one carried over to the new Annual Catalog!).

Next I embossed the whole panel with the Cane Weave embossing folder for some awesome texture.  I added a strip of Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon and a milky dot before adhering the panel to the card front.  I used Tear & Tape to adhere it to make sure it stayed put!

  Thanks for the inspiration Julie!

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Stamps: Biggest Wish

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Basic White, Regency Park DSP (retired)

Accessories: Cane Weave embossing folder, Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon, Milky Dots (retired)

Monday, May 22, 2023

Sew, Just A Note - Stampin' Up! Crating With You

  I'm anxiously awaiting my first full catalog order which is due to arrive tomorrow!  I'm counting on you Mr. Brown!!  I probably won't know what to use first and will just end up sitting in my stamp room without a single creative idea but at least I will have new stuff to look at!

  I'm still playing around with the new In Colors and seeing how well they work with each other and with other combos.  I used Boho Blue and Moody Mauve for the main colors in this design.

  Pebbled Path makes for a nice neutral doesn't it? I think it's like a darker version of Gray Granite. The card base is Boho Blue then a layer of Pebbled Path then a piece of 2023-2025 In Color DSP in Boho Blue stripes.

  I made a row of alternating colored spools and adhered them to a piece of Basic White then adhered that over a narrow piece of Pebbled Path.  

  The sewing machine is stamped in Moody Mauve and die cut then is popped on dimensionals onto a Basic White and Boho Blue square panel.

  The sentiment is from Go To Greetings and is just tucked to the side of the sewing machine.  I added a few In Color Dots in Moody Mauve for a bit of shine.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Crafting With You, Go To Greetings

Ink: Moody Mauve, Pebble Path

Paper: Boho Blue, Basic White, Pebbled Path, Moody Mauve, 2023-2025 In Color DSP

Accessories: Crafting With You Dies, Stylish Shapes dies, dimensionals, In Color gems

Friday, May 19, 2023

Pastel Petals - Stampin' Up! Petal Park

 I'm still working my way through the Mother's day cards I made for this year and today's card share combines a few carryover items and one new color.

  I used a Bubble Bath base for the start of this card.  I stamped the little cluster of open flowers in the same color of ink along the one edge.  Next I added a Crumb Cake panel that has been embossed with the Cane Weave embossing folder, the edge trimmed with a retired scallop edge die and then sponged with white craft ink to define the embossed pattern even more.  Before adhering it I wrapped a length of Pool Party ribbon around the panel.

  Next the flower trio from Petal Park was stamped a few times in Pool Party and Bubble Bath and then lightly colored with the matching Blends markers.  After punching them out I scattered them around the card front and around the fancy label cut with the Sentimental Park dies.

  The label sentiment is from the long retired Well Scripted stamp set. And finally some adhesive pearls round out this soft floral Mother's Day card.

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Stamps: Petal Park, Well Scripted (retired)

Ink: Bubble Bath, Pool Party, white craft

Blends: Pool Party light & dark, Bubble Bath light & dark

Paper: Bubble Bath, Crumb Cake, Basic White

Accessories: Cane Weave embossing folder, Petal Park punch, Sentimental Park dies, dimensionals, Penned Flowers dies (retired), Pool Party ribbon (retired), adhesive pearls

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Greatest Mother's Day - Stampin' Up! Greatest Journey

    Here's another Mother's Day card I made with a now retired set, Greatest Journey.  I loved the flower image and it was a good one to use for the recipient who loves purple!

   The card starts with a Highland Heather base then I embossed a piece of Basic White with the Fern embossing folder.  I tore a little bit from the top and bottom of the panel then edged it with Textured Shimmer paper (carried over to the new annual catalog).   A narrow strip of retired Butterfly Kisses DSP in Fresh Freesia is adheres across the bottom.

  The image is stamped in Basic Gray and then colored in with Blends markers and then die cut.  I cut a piece of foliage out of vellum with the retired Forever Flourishing dies and tucked it behind the image before adhering it all to the card front.
  A small tag stamped with the sentiment is added to the side and some retired gems in Fresh Freesia give the card a little bit of sparkle.

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Stamps: Greatest Journey (retired), Itty Bitty Greetings (retired)

Ink: Orchid Oasis, Basic Gray

Blends: Granny Apple Green light & dark, Fresh Freesia light & dark, Orchid Oasis light & dark, Highland Heather light & dark

Paper: Highland Heather, Basic White, Textured Shimmer paper, vellum, Orchid Oasis, Butterfly Kisses DSP (retired)

Accessories: Fern embossing folder, Tailor Made Tags dies, baker's twine, dimensionals, Greatest Journey dies (retired), Forever Flourishing dies (retired), gems

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Country Blooms - Stamp' Up! Country Bouquet

   I was finishing up my Mother's Day cards as the 2022-2023 Annual catalog and Jan.-April mini catalog were winding up so I had soon to be retired and carry over items all over the place so they are a bit of a hodgepodge of supplies.  I'm glad that Country Bouquet carried over as it was unavailable for part of the mini sales period and I wanted to use it for more than just Valentine's day cards.

  I made a few sweet blossoms in pretty spring colors for this Mother's day card.

  The card base is Basic White thick, then a piece of retired Pale Papaya.  I hope Pale Papaya comes back someday as it's a lovely soft orange which I really think fits well with the Subtles collection.  Next I embossed a piece of Basic White with the Cane Weave embossing folder.

  I cut a few Stitched Rectangles (now retired but the Deckled Edge dies would be a good current product to use.)  I used Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath and Pale Papaya and stamped the sentiment in PP ink.  The sentiment set is the long retired Itty Bitty Greetings and was the only Mother's Day greeting I had that fit the space.

  For the flowers I punched out 3 sets of Basic White hearts with Country Bouquet punch and then sponged the edges with the ink colors.  I stamped in Garden Green ink and punched 3 sets of leaves and then layered them all to make the flowers. Each one is popped on dimensionals and has a Garden Green baker's twine bow at the base.

  The final touch are some retired Milky Dots sprinkles across the card front.

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Stamps: Country Bouquet, Itty Bitty Greetings (retired)

Ink: Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Garden Green, Pale Papaya (retired)

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Pale Papaya (retired), Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly

Accessories: Cane Weave embossing folder, Country Bouquet punch, dimensionals, baker's twine (retired), milky dots (retired)