Tuesday, July 10, 2018

You Are Wonderful - Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature

I'm still having fun with the Rooted in Nature set!  For today's card I decided to pair it up with one of my most favorite background stamps, Tree Rings.  I love that the Rooted in Nature set coordinates so well with other stamps.

  I started with a Tranquil Tide card base.  The next layer is Soft Suede with the lower half stamped with the Tree Rings background.  Then I left a bit of space and stamped the small leaf stamp from Rooted in Nature.

  The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide on a piece of Very Vanilla.  I tore the edges and then sponged some Soft Suede ink.  I had a really narrow strip of Blackberry Bliss that I adhered along the sides of the sentiment.

  Next up is the little cluster of leaves.  I stamped off once and after it was die cut I sponged some Soft Suede ink on the leaves as well.  It's popped up on dimensionals and a little bit of linen thread tied in a bow.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Rooted in Nature, Tree Rings

Ink: Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, Blackberry Bliss

Paper: Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Nature's Roots framelits, linen thread, dimensionals

Friday, July 6, 2018

P.S. I Love You - Stampin' Up! P.S. You're the Best - Fab Friday 141

Aaaannnnddddd we're back for another great Fab Friday Challenge!  Hopefully you've all recovered from any 4th of July festivities you participated in.  Having the celebrations on a Wednesday kind of makes for a weird week doesn't it?  It's like having 2 Mondays in a week without a proper weekend to recover in between!  But stamping makes everything better!

  Check out this sketch!

  Besides the fancy label shape I stuck to the sketch exactly and used the new P.S. You're the Best stamp set for the first time.  Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary so I thought this stamp set was pretty spot on for an anniversary card.  What do you think?

  The card base is Pool Party then I busted out my brand new pack of Animal Expedition DSP for the gray patterned panel.

  The Whisper White strip is embossed with the new Tufted embossing folder and because I had to take the photo in the middle of the day the pattern is all washed out.  But it's there and it's a really cool look.

  I stamped the typewriter in Momento ink and then colored it in with Stampin' Blends; Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  The hearts are stamped off once in Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.  I fussy cut it all out...took just a minute. Then popped it up with dimensionals over a scrap of retired Daffodil Delight ribbon.  I guess I better put some current Daffodil Delight ribbon on my next order!

  Head over to Fab Friday to see the rest of the design team and their creative genius on display and then play along with us!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: P.S. You're the Best

Ink: black, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight

Blends: Pool Party, Smoky Slate

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Animal Expedition DSP

Accessories: Tufted embossing folder, dimensionals, Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon (retired)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

So Much Tropical - Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic

 I'm getting down to my last few cards to share so it's a good thing that World Cup is on not on for a few days and I can get some more projects made!  Luckily I have this one that I designed for my new catalog party earlier in the month.  My stampers went a bit crazy for this suite and I think I sold 6 or 7 of them!

  But you can totally see why right?  This suite is a great mix of nice images, sentiments and fun dies. Not to mention the great coordinating DSP!

  I wanted to show off all this great new product along with 2 new colors.  The card base is Shaded Spruce then we used the large square die to cut out the leaf outlines in a panel of Granny Apple Green then backed it with a piece of Whisper White.

  A narrow strip of Tropical Escape DSP goes across the bottom of the Granny Apple Green panel.  The hibiscus flower is stamped in Blushing Bride and then punched out and backed with a Shaded Spruce punched circle.

  The flower is popped on dimensionals over a flag of Granny Apple Green Textured Weaved ribbon.

  We left off a sentiment on the outside so that it could be a blank notecard or a sentiment could be added when needed.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Tropical Chic

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Tropical Escape DSP

Ink: Blushing Bride

Accessories: Tropical Thinlets dies, dimensionals, Granny Apple Green Textured Weave ribbon

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tailored Tag Background - Stampin' Up! Tailored Tag Punch

 Happy 4th of July stamping friends!  I hope you have a great day planned celebrating with family and friends!

  My card today is appropriately a birthday card!  I've used the retired Picture Perfect DSP from the last Occasions catalog.  Making this background with the Tailored Tag punch is a great way to use up some smaller scraps of paper and squeeze (get it? punch? squeeze? no?) every last card you can out of a pack of paper.

  I added a bit of sparkle by using some glimmer paper and some clear enamel dots.

  The sentiment and gift bow are in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set that carried over from the Occasions catalog.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday

Ink: Black, Berry Burst

Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Myths & Magic Glimmer paper (retired), Picture Perfect DSP (retired)

Accessories: Tailored Tag punch, circle framelits, dimensionals, enamel dots

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Soft Sympathy - Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature

Our summer days are admittedly pretty lazy but since the World Cup has been on we've been especially unproductive.  I get geared up to get some stuff done before the first game in the morning but for some reason I never make it very far on my to do list!  And that includes getting some of my stamping "work" done as well.  I can't decide if having a tv in my stamp room would improve productivity or not??  Good thing I have a little stockpile of card to share with you!

  I really don't think you can make a bad card with the new Rooted in Nature set.  The images are so beautiful that it doesn't take much to put together a card for just about any occasion.

  It's nice to have a few sympathy cards on hand just in case so I pulled out Rooted in Nature and used just 2 stamps for this card.

  And I don't know what happened with the sentiment but I stamped it a bit wonky but the card was already put together so I just left it.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Rooted in Nature, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Sahara Sand

Paper: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

Accessories: Stitched Shapes framelits, Mint Macaron ribbon (retired), dimensionals

Friday, June 29, 2018

Red White & Blue Stars - Stampin' Up! Wood Words

Since we're getting close to the 4th of July I thought that a red, white and blue card would be good to get us in the Independence Day spirit.

I also wanted to see how Poppy Parade and Balmy Blue worked together!

  Just a quick 4 square pattern with the stars stamped in Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade and Whisper White craft ink.  I used the Stitched Shapes dies for some added detail.  The Seaside embossing folder also provides some detail and texture in the background.

  I added a little hello from Thoughtful Banners across the Balmy Blue star.  The new In Color Blueberry Bushel is a nice compliment to the other colors.

  A bit of Whisper White classic weave ribbon tied in a knot finishes this card off.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Wood Words, Thoughtful Banners

Ink: Whisper White craft, Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel

Paper: Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Stitched Shapes framelits, Seaside embossing folder, dimensionals, Whisper White classic weave ribbon

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Layered Tropical Leaves - Stampin' Up! Tropical Thinlet Dies

  I am definitely not taking credit for this idea.  While browsing Pintrest I saw a photo of a card with a similar layered focal point and tucked that idea away and when I was making my new catalog party samples I thought that would be not only a fun way to show off the dies but also a pretty quick sample to make.

  I used the large square tropical leaves die and cut out 3 different panels.  One in Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam.  I stacked them up using mini dimensionals and then adhered it to the Sahara Sand card base.

  Then the only bit of stamping is the 'thank you' from Tropical Chic stamped just under the die cuts in Sarhara Sand.  

  Super simple card!  You could make a bunch of these in different colors and just add a sentiment when needed.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Tropical Chic

Ink: Sahara Sand

Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam

Accessories: Tropical Thinlets dies, mini dimensionals

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Perfect Birthday Colors - Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday

  It's fun to mix and match products from different styles.  For this card I used the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from the last Occasions catalog with some new colors and Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog.

  I'm so glad Picture Perfect Birthday carried over to the new catalog.  Even though I used it a lot I still have many ideas for it.

  The Nature's Poem DSP has some lovely designs and color combinations and this striped pattern caught my eye immediately.  I love the group of colors and decided to use them as a starting point for a birthday card.  I stamped 3 bows one each in Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Grapefruit Grove.  The first layer is stamped off once and then the showdow details are stamped in full strength ink.

  I did fussy cut the bows and popped them up across the angled layer of DSP.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede and then I added some new faceted dots in Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron. 

  Definitely don't overlook your DSP for color combination help.  There are so many great options and they are designed by professionals so you know it works!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday

Ink: Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Grapefruit Grove

Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Tranquil Tide, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Nature's Poem DSP

Accessories: dimensionals, faceted dots