Thursday, June 30, 2016

Serene Scenery Designer Paper Makes the Easiest Cards

Have you seen this paper stack? You can make a lovely card in two minutes. Of course this photo doesn't do this paper justice......
Look what I made with 2 different sheets in this paper stack.
Both of the sentiments come from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. It has so many wonderful sayings. Sometimes its nice to say a little bit more than thank you. (And yes, my sentiment is crooked......brrrr).

The "loopy" flower is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. I love this set of Thinlits. I used 3 strands from the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon. 

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" Delightful Dijon cardstock
4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Basic Black Cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper





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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy 30th Anniversary to Patty and Eric!

My dear friend Patty Bennett and her husband Eric, are celebrating their 30Th Anniversary this week. This is the card I made for them.

The Floral Phrases stamp set is the perfect set to use for an Anniversary Card. Added some bling by using Silver Glimmer Paper with the Large Numbers Framelits to add the 30 years. That is a milestone that should be celebrated, don't you think? The "LOVE" is from the Scenic Sayings Stamp Set, and I die cut that out with one of the dies from the Popcorn Box Thinlits. Stampin' Up! always adds such cute accessory dies to each set.
I used the smaller die from the Detailed Floral Thinlits to pretty up the inside of the card.
Congrats, Patty and Eric!

Cutting Guide:

1. 4 1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White Cardstock
2. 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Night of Navy Cardstock
3. 3 3/4" x 5" Thick Whisper White Cardstock


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Only 1 more day to take advantage of these two offers by Stampin' Up!
Did you know that you can choose 2 FREE stamp sets when you join the Stampin' Up! family? You have until June 30th. Why not get a discount on your Stampin' Supplies? The Holiday Catalog is coming in September, but when you're a demonstrator you can view and order the month before. This is a GREAT perk. If you feel like this isn't for you, you just drop, no questions asked. Join my team here: 


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Floral Boutique Suite Class

 This class has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16 with payment.



I'm so excited to share with you a new class I will be offering next month, (Aug. 13th).
We will be using the Floral Boutique Suite of Products. In this class you will receive:

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7

Are you ready to see all of the projects? 4 cards, 1 Tea Light made with the Popcorn Box & a Candy Holder.





Hostess Code for June is: GW3PJH6N.

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You can earn extra Rewards with your $350 Party/order. Gather some friends, lets get together and have a Party! You will receive $35 extra Rewards. Time is running out, contact me today!
Did you know that you can choose 2 FREE stamp sets when you join the Stampin' Up! family? You have until June 30th. Why not get a discount on your Stampin' Supplies? The Holiday Catalog is coming in September, but when you're a demonstrator you can view and order the month before. This is a GREAT perk. If you feel like this isn't for you, you just drop, no questions asked. Join my team here: 

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Floral Boutique Suite Class

 This class has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16 with payment.



I'm so excited to share with you a new class I will be offering next month, (Aug. 13th).
We will be using the Floral Boutique Suite of Products. In this class you will receive:

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7

Are you ready to see all of the projects? 4 cards, 1 Tea Light made with the Popcorn Box & a Candy Holder.






Hostess Code for June is: GW3PJH6N.

Remember, if your order is $150 or more DON'T use the hostess code. You receive the hostess rewards. 

You can earn extra Rewards with your $350 Party/order. Gather some friends, lets get together and have a Party! You will receive $35 extra Rewards. Time is running out, contact me today!
Did you know that you can choose 2 FREE stamp sets when you join the Stampin' Up! family? You have until June 30th. Why not get a discount on your Stampin' Supplies? The Holiday Catalog is coming in September, but when you're a demonstrator you can view and order the month before. This is a GREAT perk. If you feel like this isn't for you, you just drop, no questions asked. Join my team here: 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Jen!

My Daughter celebrated a milestone Birthday this month, 35 years old. Boy that makes me feel really OLD. LOL! My Son's Girlfriend also had a birthday this month, so this is what I made for them both. They each got a gift card in the box.

The Perfectly Wrapped Project kit is such a beautiful and fun kit. This is only 1 of the items in this kit. There are 3 more projects. 16 packaging solutions, 4 each of 4 designs.
A couple of tips:
1. Sponge all the pieces, it really makes a difference and makes your flowers POP.
2. Use a Bone Folder to curve each petal, and hot glue to glue your flower together.
Then I needed cards to go with the boxes, right? A Peekaboo Peach card base,
4 1/2" x 11". The stripped paper is the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper, its cut at,
2 1/2" x 5 1/2". I stamped the large flower in the matching stamp set, Perfectly Wrapped in Peekaboo Peach on the right side, then added the Designer Paper. Add some of the beautiful Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon at the top.
The loopy flower is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, another favorite of mine. I used the Tombow Multi Liquid Glue to adhere. The sentiment comes from the Suite Sayings stamp set. I die cut the ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits. I didn't really think I was going to like these Layering Dies, but, I was so WRONG. So many more options than the punches we had. They are a MUST have in my opinion. You can find all the Layering Dies on page 193 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. I finished off each card with some of the new Metallic Enamel Shapes.

This is another great Color Combo:


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You can earn extra Rewards with your $350 Party/order. Gather some friends, lets get together and have a Party! You will receive $35 extra Rewards. Time is running out, contact me today!
Did you know that you can choose 2 FREE stamp sets when you join the Stampin' Up! family? You have until June 30th. Why not get a discount on your Stampin' Supplies? The Holiday Catalog is coming in September, but when you're a demonstrator you can view and order the month before. This is a GREAT perk. If you feel like this isn't for you, you just drop, no questions asked. Join my team here: 

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Friday, June 24, 2016

A Note of Thanks....

One cannot have too many thank you cards. The Touches of Texture and Thankful Thoughts Stamps are perfect for a thank you.

With all the elements in the Touches of Texture stamp set, all the work is really done for you. My card base is 4 1/4" x 11" Watermelon Wonder cardstock. I stamped the "lacy" stamp in Watermelon Wonder on the card base, just on the edges. The Vanilla piece is 3" x 5 1/2". I stamped the flower, leaves and Bee in Black Archival Ink, then added Mint Macaron leaves and Watermelon Wonder for the flower. The speckles are Sahara Sand. 

I used the new Classic Label Punch for the sentiment. Then added a bow with two strands from the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon. 



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Did you know that you can choose 2 FREE stamp sets when you join the Stampin' Up! family? You have until June 30th. Why not get a discount on your Stampin' Supplies? The Holiday Catalog is coming in September, but when you're a demonstrator you can view and order the month before. This is a GREAT perk. If you feel like this isn't for you, you just drop, no questions asked. Join my team here: 
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ombre Ink Pad Technique

Earlier this month Stampin' Up! had Paper Pumpkin on sale for $5. These are my thank you cards for all my new subscribers.

Have you seen the new Ombre Ink Pads? I really love all of these colors, but since Paper Pumpkin is Orange, the Calypso Coral pad was perfect. Now you are probably wondering I don't see any stamping with the pad........I took a piece of Watercolor Paper cut at
4" x 5 1/4", spritzed it with my Stampin' Spritzer. Then took the Ombre pad and swiped it across the paper from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. I did this a couple of times. You can see how its light at the top, then gets darker as you go down. Pretty cool how this makes a great background.
Then I embossed the images with Versamark Ink and Black Embossing Powder. This stamp set is for demos only to help promote Paper Pumpkin. After it dried, I added the Black Metallic Thread.  Because the Watercolor Paper is so thick I used Fast Fuse to adhere to my card base of Island Indigo cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 




This is a fun color combo, don't you think?


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

3-D Pineapple

This stamp was NOT on my radar until recently. I've seen so many cute cards made with it, so of course I had to order it.......

I ordered it in wood mount and wish I had done clear mount (like most of my stamps). I think I am going to cut the leaves off, more on that another day.....

I inked up just the pineapple in So Saffron and sponged on some Peekaboo Peach, although its hard to see in the photo. Then I inked the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and sponged on some Emerald Envy and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. Next I cut it out. Then I stamped just the leaves again, same way and cut that out. I curled the leaves a bit and mounted it right on top of the other leaves, and NO I didn't use any dimensionals. There is also NO adhesive on the bottom layer of leaves. I took 3 strands from our Burlap Ribbon and tied it around the top of the Pineapple. Used the Clear Wink of Stella over the whole Pineapple and then flicked the Gold Wink of Stella before adding to my Designer Paper.m

The Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper is PERFECT for this stamp on a Whisper White Thick cardstock base.

I die cut the Sunshine from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits in Emerald Envy. Added that with some Tombow Multi Glue. Done!

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" Thick Whisper White cardstock
4" x 5 1/2" Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Scraps of Whisper White & Emerald Envy cardstock

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper, Oh My!

It's that time again, for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge. You can play too, click HERE! The theme this week is favorite Designer Series Paper. Hands down this is one of my favorites. (Well at least this week). LOL!

You really don't even to add much to this paper, its beautiful without anything. I did add a couple of things. I used the Layering Love for the sentiment in Black Archival Ink, the spray in Crumb Cake from the Jars of Love and added 3 strands of the Burlap Ribbon.  And that's it! DONE! Ok, now I wish I was at the Ocean......a girl can dream, right?

 Cutting Guide:
4 1/4" x 11" Bermuda Bay cardstock
4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Island Indigo cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Serene Scenery Paper Stack 

What is your favorite Designer Series Paper? We have so many new papers that are gorgeous. So hard to narrow it down to just one.......
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Pop of Paradise

This was a last minute card Patty and I did. I said, do you think we can fit one more card in before you go? And this happened! I didn't have this set yet (but I do now), so I wanted a sample to share on my blog.

You've seen me do this color combo before. Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder, and we threw in some Cucumber Crush for the leaves and the Thick Baker's Twine.
We inked up the Flamingo in Flirty Flamingo (what else could we use?) and then took our Basic Grey Marker and inked up the beak and legs. The leaves are "fussy" cut, (its easy, you can do it!), and a Gold Metallic Doily cut in half under the tag. We should of added some Gold Thread.......the Banner is from Thoughtful Banners Bundle, stamp set & punch.

Cutting Guide:
4 1/4" x 11" Watermelon Wonder
4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White
2" x 4 1/2" Whisper White (tag)
1 1/2" x 3 3/4", Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder
You will need scraps of Whisper White for the leaves and sentiment.

Each "panel" is stamped in the same color with the Pineapple Stamp, randomly. I added some of the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon to the bottom of the card. Also flicked some Gold Wink of Stella.

Color Combo:




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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunshine Sayings Bundle (I'm in LOVE)

I cased these cards from Pinterest. Changed it up a bit. I think I will be using this bundle a LOT!

The Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper is so cute. The opposite side of the Peaches and Strawberries is stripped, and worked perfect to add under the Whisper White piece.
The scallops on the bottom of the Whisper White piece are from the New Popcorn Box Thinlits. The Flower, Butterfly and Love are from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. All of these cut beautiful with the new Platform and the Precision Plate. I die cut the love from Pear Pizzazz and sponged just the lower part with Pear Pizzazz, to give it an Ombre look.

I just the new Stripped Cucumber Crush Ribbon for the Strawberries.

This one I used Watermelon Wonder Ribbon. Can't decide which color I like best.
I finished off each one with some Wink of Stella Gold splattering.

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White cardstock
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Peach or Strawberry Paper from the Fresh Fruit Designer Series Paper
3" x 4" Stripped Paper (back side of the peach and strawberry paper)
2 3/4 " x 4" Whisper White cardstock

Product Guide:




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