Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Colorful Seasons card created with NEW Stampin' Up! products

 
 

I LOVE this card from Stella MacKay (who is also my supportive upline) so I had to share it with all of you.  This card reminds me of laid back days on vacation enjoying a wonderful adult beverage without a care in the world!  I think this would make a great card to celebrate one's retirement or "just because". 
  

Supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons (143726) or Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348)
  • Card stock: Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stampin’ Pad: Basic Black Archival (140931), Melon Mambo (126948), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Daffodil Delight (126944), Pool Party (126982), and Sahara Sand (126976)
  • Miscellaneous: Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751) or Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348), Daffodil Delight ¼” Double-Stitched Ribbon (144116), Glitter Enamel Dots (144200), Stamping Sponges (141337), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), and Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:
  • Whisper White:4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2 then folded to create card base, and pieces 3-3/4” x 5”, 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”, 2” x 2-1/2” and 1” x ¾”
  • Daffodil Delight: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Ribbon: about 6”

Instructions:
  1. Using Stamping Sponges, pounce Sahara Sand ink along one long edge of 3-3/4” x 5” Whisper White piece at least ½” from the bottom. Follow with Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and end with Melon Mambo at the top. Blend colors at “seam” where they both meet.
  2. On 2-3/4’ x 2-3/4” Whisper White piece, stamp sentiment in center. Die cut with the round 2-3/8” Stitched Shapes Framelit to center sentiment. Using Daffodil Delight and sponge, pounce ink over sentiment to create a sun.
  3. Using 2” x 2-1/2” Whisper White piece, die cut Adirondack chair.
  4. Using 1” x ¾” Whisper White piece, stamp beverage in Pumpkin Pie then die cut.
  5. Adhere sun/sentiment to colorful background using SNAIL.
  6. Adhere chair and beverage to colorful background using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Set aside to dry.
  7. Once dry, adhere the colorful piece to the Daffodil Delight card stock using SNAIL.
  8. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere Daffodil Delight piece to card front.
  9. Tie tiny ribbon, trim ends and adhere to side of sentiment piece with Mini Glue Dot.
  10. Sprinkle the Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dots on card front.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by linking to my 
ONLINE STORE.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Birthday Blooms card created with Stampin' Up! products

 
Birthday Blooms card created with Stampin' Up! productsAll images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 
 
Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets – Birthday Blooms (wood 140655, clear 140658)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Watercolor Paper (122959)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931)
  • Misc. – Watercolor Pencils (141709); Blender Pens (102845); Metallics Sequin Assortment (138390); Fine-Tip Glue (138309), Dimensionals (104430)
        
Measurements:  
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Watercolor Paper: 2” x 4 ½”

Instructions:
  1. Stamp the blossom image in the center of the white cardstock base using Basic Black Archival ink.  Let dry.
  2. Stamp the blossom image in the center of the watercolor paper using Basic Black Archival ink.  Let dry.
  3. Color in the flower petals using the Melon Mambo watercolor pencil. Color in the flower center using the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil.  Color in the leaves using the Old Olive watercolor pencil. Lay the pencil on the artists detail lines.  Use the Blender Pen to spread the color and remove the pencil marks.  Be sure to clear your Blend Pen between colors. 
  4. Adhere the watercolor paper layer directly over the stamped image on the white cardstock base using Dimensionals. Be careful to mimic the image as closely as possible. 
  5. Stamp the “For You” greeting in the upper right corner of the white card base using Basic Black Archival ink. Let dry.
  6. Adhere white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment, as shown, using Fine-Tip Glue. Let dry.
  7. Add rhinestones near the sequins, as shown.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my 
ONLINE STORE.
Birthday Blooms        

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vertical Greetings card created with Stampin' Up! products









Vertical Greetings card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets –Vertical Greetings clear #141876, wood #141873
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes #131527
  • Stamp Pads – Pear Pizzazz and Cajun Craze
  • Miscellaneous – Stampin’ Write Markers Subtles #131263 and Regals #131262; Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334; Linen Thread #104199; Mini Glue Dots #103678
Instructions:
  1. Into the front back of the note card, score ½" frame all around.  
  2. Using the markers directly on the stamp, color the pot with Cajun Craze and the plant in Pear Pizzazz
  3. “Huff” on the colored stamp image to re-moisten the ink and stamp in the center of your scored frame
  4. Stamp the Just Because using Pear Pizzazz ink onto the right-hand side
  5. Make a little bow out of the Linen Thread and adhere with glue dot. 
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my 
ONLINE STORE.
Vertical Greetings 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rose wonder sympathy card using Stampin' Up! products



"Make-It Monday": Rose Wonder sympathy card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

 

Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.

Supplies: 
•    Stamp Sets – Rose Wonder (140697)
•    Cardstock – Night of Navy (100867); Whisper White (100730)
•    Stamp Pad – Night of Navy (126970)
•    Miscellaneous – Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) (141632); Copper Foil (142020); Layering Ovals Framelits (141706); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Big Shot (143263); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  
Measurements:  
•    Night of Navy:    8-1/2” x 5-1/2”
•    Copper Foil:    3” x 4-1/4”    2” x 3-1/4”
•    Whisper White:    2” x 3”
•    DSP:      2-3/4” x 4”  
   
Instructions:
1.    Fold Night of Navy cardstock in half.
2.    Layer DSP onto Copper Foil; attach to card front.
3.    Using Night of Navy ink, stamp sentiment on Whisper White cardstock. Die cut using Layering Ovals Framelits.
4.    Die cut Copper Foil using Layering Ovals Framelits...one size larger than step 3.
5.    Layer stamped Whisper White cardstock onto die-cut Copper Foil. Attach to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.


Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my ONLINE STORE.
Rose Wonder (annual catalog, page 132)
       

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Faux silk card using Stampin' Up! products

Today, we focus on flowers which are appropriate images ANY day of the year. This is an older technique, but still one of my favorites!  It adds so much detail to a card with just a little effort. It is known as the faux silk technique and you use tissue paper to look like silk.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 




Butterfly Basics Faux Silk card created with Stampin' Up! products

All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

 
Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.


Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsButterfly Basics (138813 wood) (138816 clear); Vertical Greetings (141873 wood) (141876 clear)
  • Card Stock – Blushing Bride (131198); Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – StazOn Jet Black (101406)
  • Misc. – Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine (141682); Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (131263); Stamping Sponges (141337); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL adhesive (104332); Tissue Paper
          
Measurements:  
  • Blushing Bride:            4 1/4" x 11                   2 1/2" x 4 5/8”              
  • Basic Black:                4” x 5 1/4"                    2 3/8” x 4 1/2"
  • Whisper White :           3 7/8” x 5 1/8”              3 1/2" x 5” 
                   
Instructions:

  1. Score the Blushing Bride card base at 5 1/2" and fold.
  2. Use Stazon Jet Black ink to stamp the flower image from Butterfly Basics onto a piece of tissue paper (3 1/2" x 5”).  Color the flower using Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.  Crumple tissue.
  3. On the smallest piece of Whisper White cardstock sponge on a light layer of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Uncrumple the tissue paper art piece and lay on top of the glue, leaving wrinkles in it.  Allow to dry.  After the art piece is dry cut to 2 1/4" x 4 3/8”.
  4. Double wrap a piece of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the art piece and tie a bow.
  5. Use Stazon Jet Black to stamp Happy Birthday from Vertical Greetings onto the Whisper White mat.
  6. Glue all the mats together.
  7. Pop up the matted art piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my ONLINE STORE.
Butterfly Basics (annual catalog, page 113)

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wherever You Go card using Stampin' Up! products



All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!® 

Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Wherever You Go (CM 141951), (WM 141948)
Paper: Mint Macaron (138337), Calypso Coral (122925), Very Vanilla (101650), By the Shore Designer Series Paper (141640)
Ink: Dapper Denim (141394), Calypso Coral (126983), Mint Macaron (138326)
Other: 2015-17 In-Color Doilies (141674), Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679), Aqua Painters (103954), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:
Mint Macaron cardstock - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
By the Shore DSP - striped panel 4” x 5-1/4”, coral panel 3/4” x 5-1/4”
Calypso Coral Panel - 2-7/8” x 3-5/8”
Very Vanilla cardstock - 2-3/4” x 3-1/2”

Instructions:
1. Squeeze Dapper Denim ink pad to transfer ink to base. Open up the pad and using an Aqua Painter, pick up excess ink. Tap against your finger to splatter the Very Vanilla panel. Let dry.
2. Stamp as shown. Use Dapper Denim ink for the bridge. Stamp the sun and the sentiment with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the compass rose with Mint Macaron. Stamp the bird with Dapper Denim.
3. Cut a Mint Macaron Doily in half and secure behind the stamped vanilla panel. Layer onto the Calypso Coral panel, add a coral enamel shape to the compass rose and set aside.
4. Adhere the striped paper to the front of your card. Add the coral strip to the left side of the card covering one of the vanilla stripes.
5. Secure the image panel to your card with Dimensionals as shown.
 


Remember, you do not have to be creative to create - just copy this project!
Order any of these supplies by linking to my ONLINE STORE.
Wherever You Go (annual catalog, page 144)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Going....Going.....Gone! UP TO 50% OFF! Stampin’ Up! Retiring Product List




The Stampin’ Up! Retiring Product List has been released!  It offers fantastic discounts (up to 50% off) on select products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogs!
See what’s retiring and on sale in my Stampin’ Up! on-line store!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:
 
 
View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.
 
THINGS TO KNOW!
    • Retiring tools & accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 22, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
    • Going, going, gone!  All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
    • Placing an order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax)?  You’ll enjoy FREE products earned through Stampin’ Rewards.
    • LOVE FREE STAMPS?  Learn how my frequent shoppers earn FREE stamps with my Stampin' Rewards Program.
    • The best DEAL of all!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! for even more free product & discounts.  Choose up to $125 in ANY current products for sale (including retiring merchandise), pay $99 (that’s $26 FREE) and the kit ships free (another 10% savings).   BONUS!  With your demonstrator status, you’ll be able to pre-order select products from the NEW Annual Catalog starting May 2! Customers will have to wait until June!