Friday, July 28, 2017

Colorful Seasons Thinking of You

The Colorful Seasons stamp set from the NEW Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is such a versatile set that covers all seasons and is one you don't want to be without. This stamp set is a WINNER on its own but Stampin' UP! has really hit it out of the park with this sets coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. Isn't the Adirondack chair adorable? 

Oh....and that's not all. I was able to create this monochromatic look using the NEW Color Theory Suite that includes a 6 x 6 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack making color coordination a snap. Want to see more? Check out the Color Theory Video below for more details.

My Card Details
  • Start with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Score at 5 1/2. Use a bone folder to create a crisp fold mark. This will be your card base.
  • Cut paper measurements for card elements as listed below: (1 each unless noted otherwise)
    • Berry Burst Cardstock- 4 x 5 1/4, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 
    • Whisper White Cardstock - 2 1/4 x 5 , 2 3/4 x 4
    • Berry Burst Color Theory Designer Series Paper - 2 x 4 3/4
  • Cut a Whisper White circle using the 2 1/4 inch circle punch. Set aside
  • Adhere 2 x 4 3/4 Berry Burst Color Theory Designer Series Paper(DSP) to 2 1/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Tie a piece of *3/8" Classic Weave Whisper White Ribbon around the bottom third of this piece and adhere to 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Berry Burst Cardstock.
  • Cut out chair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies using the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 piece of Berry Burst Cardstock. Adhere to 2 1/4" Whisper White Circle using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Stamp Thinking of you sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Berry Burst Ink onto the leftover piece from 2 1/4" Whisper White Circle piece. Cut out the sentiment using the Banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits and attach to front of chair with Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere this piece to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Attach card front to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Embellish the right corners with Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • Cut a piece of left over paper from the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP and create a stunning envelope flap!
* I used some retired left over Whisper White Ribbon I had in my stash on this card but the 3/8" Classic Weave Whisper White Ribbon would work well.

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thanks Kindly

Thought I would share an oldie but goodie card I made awhile back using the One Big Meaning stamp set. The designer series paper and washi is retired but I still love the sketch layout on this card and thought I would share. Simple, clean and timeless. 

I love the bold colors found in the paper but you could use any bright cheery paper you have on hand to create this look.  Adding some Washi Tape is a quick easy way to give your card envelope a little pop of color. See my tip below.

Stampin Ink Tip: Add a strip of Washi Tape to the outside flap of your envelope for a real "WOW" factor!

It's all in the details

  • Start with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White card base
  • Cut Watermelon Wonder CS to 4 x 5 1/4 and Whisper White CS to 3 3/4 x 5
  • Stamp "Thanks Kindly" sentiment onto 3 3/4 x 5 Whisper White CS in Cucumber Crush Ink
  • Cut 2- 3/4 x 2 1/2 and 1 - 1 x 2 3/4 of Cherry on Top DSP. Create banners using the Triple Banner Punch
  • Cut 1/2 x 3 1/2 strip of Watermelon Wonder CS and add Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Cut flower out of Crushed Curry CS using 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch and then adhere Cucumber Crush Blossom Accent onto the center of the Crushed Curry Flower
Assemble this quick and easy card and give it to someone you LOVE!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Live Your Dream!

Happy Monday! The idea for my card today came from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Yep, the catalog is full of inspiration for new and seasoned stampers. If you would like a catalog and do not have a demonstrator I would be glad to send you one. Just email me. :)

  • STAMP used for this cute card is the Dare To Dream which is a hostess stamp set. It is yours for only $10.00 with a qualifying purchase. 
  • PUNCHED that fluffy white cloud out using the new Pretty Label punch and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • EMBELLISHMENTS can make a card. I LOVE to use them as much as I can.  I cut a 1/4" off the right side of the front flap of a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base and adhered the Daffodil Striped Washi from the Basics Pack 2 onto the bottom right side of the card. Then I used the Bermuda Bay starburst image Washi from the Basics Pack 3 to line the outside edge of the right side of the front of my card. 
Take a closer LOOK!

  • CARDSTOCK .....just used Whisper White Card Stock. Easy Peasy!
  • INK - Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight
  • MORE EMBELLISHMENT! - I used the clear Wink of Stella Brush to give those clouds a shimmery look.  They just pop off the card! The hot air balloon was stamped and cut out by hand and added with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Until next time.....Happy Stamping!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin

My Paper Pumpkin kit arrived this week and I could not wait to open the box!! 

The cards you can make with this kit ... are my kind of cards (quick and simple).
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  • Each month you will receive a unique, surprise kit with a project - cards, journals, decor, 3-D, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories - everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Until next time.....Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray!

It was my husbands birthday this week and I thought this card and it's sentiment were perfect for the birthday celebration.

EASY...This card went together quickly using the new Birthday Delivery stamp set, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Real Red Card Stock and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White Card Stock card base. I cut out the fox image along with the super cute banner and using dimensionals was able to get him to pop right off the card. The Stitched Shaped Circle Framelits  provided the perfect anchor for this little guy. So Fun!

BLING... You've got to have a little bling on a card even if it is for a man right? The star in the Metallic Enamel  Shapes were just the perfect touch!

EXTRAS... Can really make a card. I used the striped patterned paper from the Birthday Memories DSP to give my envelope flap that WOW! factor.

Hope you have a great weekend! 

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