Monthly Archives: June 2017

June 2017 Sunday Stamper Cards

Today I am sharing with you the projects that the ladies of my Sunday Stampers group will be making.

The cards below feature the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste (which I colored Tranquil Tide and added Dazzling Diamond Glitter and mixed it up on the Silicone Craft Sheet) and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle.

Embossing Paste – Texture has been made even easier, mix a few drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink to Embossing Paste,  apply over decorative masks, let dry.  May use without ink for white texture, matte finish. 4 oz. jar size.

 

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set – Balloons and flowers, and messages, oh my! Create the perfect card or gift packaging for any birthday you care to celebrate.  Includes 32 photopolymer stamps and coordinate with clear blocks a, b, g (sold separately).  Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies – Create die-cut shapes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Create different sizes and styles of tags for that special birthday gift,  1 die – 3-1/4″ x 3″.

For the card on the left I used embossing paste, turned a Delicate White Doily Lemon Lime Twist and stamps from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set on the inside and out.  The card on the right features Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

Below is me using a Stampin’ Spritzer, Lemon Lime Twist re-inker and rubbing alcohol to change the color from white to Lemon Lime Twist to use on the card.  Once the spritzer was filled with rubbing alcohol I added about 10-12 drops of re-inker, shook it up and spritzed away, after a few minutes the doilies were dry. I used a cookie sheet from the dollar store to avoid splatter and keep the mess to a minimum.

Up close look at the crate with matching 3″ x 3″ note cards. To step it up you can die cut the images and use the classic banner punch for the greetings. Check out this blog for the stepped up version of these cards.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Shades of Blue Eclectic for PCC249

Happy Saturday, hope your weekend is starting off to a good start. After all the rain yesterday today is beautiful and sunny. I’ll be getting ready to host my Sunday Stampers at the house tomorrow and have a manicure & pedicure scheduled later in the day, a monthly treat to myself. What do you treat yourself to?

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch PCC249 challenge, the banner is below. Hop on over to their blog and check out the design teams cards and play along if you like. Click on the image below for a link.

For my card I decided on the Oh So Eclectic Bundle, it’s one of my favorites from the new catalog.  First I picked the sheet of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper I wanted to use as the background and that gave me the colors for the card. The card base in Lemon Lime Twist and circle is die cut in Night of Navy using the largest circle of the Stitched Shapes Framelits. In the sketch above it looks like words behind the circle and I used one of the dies from the Eclectic Layers Framelits. Normally this die is not framed out, so using my Paper Snips to hand cut it out and have a stand alone die cut.  Flowers are in Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Soft Sky.  Since I could not find my Linen thread, I used the Burlap ribbon and cut four threads from a piece around 15″ long and tied it completely around the card with the bow on the left.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

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Polished Stone Technique

Today I’m sharing a technique I was reminded of now that Stampin’  Up! is selling Glossy Card stock again. Glossy card stock is 8.5″ x 11″, comes 10 in a pack and has a glossy finish on one side, matte finish on the other and not acid free.

For this technique you need glossy card stock, re-inkers (2-3 colors), two cotton balls and rubbing alcohol.  Take one cotton ball, add some rubbing alcohol and a few (3-6) drops of each re-inker and tap the cotton ball all over the glossy card stock switch position as you tap it, use the other cotton ball to tap off the extra color. It’s fun to do and you are only limited by your imagination. For my card I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Why not try Soft Sky and Blushing Bride; Blushing Bride with Smoky Slate; Smoky Slate with Peekaboo Peach . . . This background is shiny and reminds me of a granite countertop.

To complete the card the glossy cardstock was adhered to a mat of Island Indigo card stock and then a Whisper White card base. You can either use the Island Indigo mat or an extra piece of card stock to die cut Happy Birthday, which I used the Fine-Tip Glue pen to adhere to the card. The finishing touches are three rhinestone on the upper left and lower right.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

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If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Sometime Simple is Best

Hope you are having a good week, today I thought I would share a card that was easy to make and packs a punch.

I’m featuring the Just Add Text stamp set, which comes in both wood and clear-mount. You know how to create the card background, and these stamps will make it easy to get the right words in place every time. A mixture of fonts and styles will find you reaching for this set every time you’re in a card-making mood! There are 6 stamps in the set.

The card features a piece of paper from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack in Crushed Curry which I have paired with the new 2017-2019 In-Color Tranquil Tide and Whisper White. The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White, die cut with a Stitched Shape Framelits and layered with ovals from the Layering Oval Framelits.

I’ll be sending this to someone special to let them know I am thinking of them.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Be Inspired by PCC248

Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend. I was able to spend time in the pool both days until the thunderstorms rolled in Sunday afternoon, then it became chores and craft time. It’s always best to get pool time in when you can on the weekend, no guarantee the next weekend will be as nice.

Todays card is for the FIRST Inspiration Challenge for Challenge #248 with the Paper Craft Crew.  The design team has some really awesome samples that are sure to inspire.  if I had only checked this out before I posted my Friday card, it would have worked as well, you can check that out here. Click on the image below to check out the Paper Craft Crew blog and play along, it’s fun!

For my card I decided on Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and Bermuda Bay as my colors.  To add texture to the card I decided to use the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste and a Brick Pattern Party Decorative Mask. The Embossing Paste is white and I wanted color so I added few drops of Dapper Denim reinker and some Dazzling Diamond Glitter mixed together on a Silicone Craft sheet, a really like the added sparkle in the embossing paste that matches the sparkle in the Clear Facetted Gem in the center of the middle flower.  To die cut the overlaying flowers, I used Washi tape to hold the two dies together so make it easier. One set of leaves are full strength Lemon Lime Twist and the others where stamped off first for a lighter image.  Sentiment was stamped in Dapper Denim and die cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensionals. All flowers were also adhered with a Dimensionals, the center flower has two layered together, this makes it easy to add the leaves with liquid glue.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.   If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned. Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Wood Textures Suite = cute crate & note cards

Happy Saturday, it’s going to be a hot one here in Pittsburgh, the perfect pool day. I’ll be spending some time in the pool and going to a picnic, what about you, what are you doing today?

Today I am featuring items from the Wood Textures Suite – the Wood Words Bundle & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.

The stamp and die in this bundle combine to create darling mini crates that can be used to hold 3″ x 3″ cards or a host of little goodies. Stamps are designed to stamp over crate slats like an old time wood crate.  Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Wood Words Stamp Set – Rely on these stamps for lots of texture and personality, regardless of your project. It’s farmhouse chic and a true creator’s dream.  The stamp set includes 15 rubber stamps.

Wood Crate Framelits Dies – Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Includes 6 dies and the finished box size: 3-1/4″ x 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8”.

Here is the crate with a set of note cards.

Here is a picture of the four note cards (3″x 3″ made from 3″ x 6″ Whisper White card stock).  The backgrounds are all using the Playful Background stamp set & Early Espresso in. The flower stamp from Wood Words was stamped on Whisper White then a circle die cut using a Stitched Shapes Framelits, Star/Heart/Rooster/Moon – all stamped and die cut and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Greeting stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the Classic Label Punch.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

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Lemon Lime Birthday

Hope you are having a good week.

Today’s card features one of my new favorite 2017-2019 In-Color, Lemon Lime Twist which I used for the card base, stamping and the new ½” twist ribbon. I’ve used a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper for the mat, Layering Oval Framelits and Stitched Shapes Framelits for the focal image.

For the stamped image I used the flower stamp from Wood Words and greeting from Birthday Blooms.

This is a fun cheerful card for someone’s birthday.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Ever use a Note card?

Thought I would showcase a couple new products today, the Very Vanilla Note cards and Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Makes a statement with classic patterns combined with foil accents.

* Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Bright color and foil designs printed on kraft paper.
* 12 sheets: 1 each of 3 single-sided designs in 4 colors
* Acid-free
* Lignin free
* Coordinating colors: Berry Burst foil, Kraft, Lemon Lime Twist foil, Soft Sky foil, Tangerine Tango foil

For my note cards I started with a piece of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer series paper (Tangerine Tango dots) and die cut HI from the Large Letter Framelits and Tangerine Tango flower and congrats from May Flowers and Sunshine wishers. I used the stamp set Timeless Textures to create the background on both note cards and both Timeless Textures and Falling Flowers stamp sets on the envelopes.  This create quick easy cards, perfect for a little note to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Colorful Seasons

Today I am featuring the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle. Remember, when you bundle you save! Buy these two coordinating products using the bundle code and save 10%.

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set – Summer, spring, winter, autumn… we don’t care what season it is…we’ll stamp for all of them with this set and we’ll have fun doing it!

  • Quantity: 24 photopolymer stamps
  • Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, g, h

Seasonal Layers Framelits Thinlits Dies – Create die-cut accents easily with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

  • 17 dies
  • Largest image: 6-1/8″ x 1/2″ (15.6 x 1.3 cm.)

It’s also officially summer, so why not a summer inspired card to relax – just breathe.  The chair is two separate stamps and the flowers are stamped and die cut with matching dies. Rhinestones add just the right amount of bling.

The card below includes leaves water-colored with a variety of colors and the largest leaves are covered with a detailed Old Olive die. For the greeting, once the stamp was on the block, I tapped different ink pads, starting lightest to darkest on different corners to create a rainbow look. The finish touches include Clear Wink of Stella and some ink spritzing using In-Color markers (flick the brush off the inside of the cover).

Click here, for all the information on how to create this card.

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If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Ever use Embossing Paste? I did with PCC247

Happy Friday! Today’s card was a fun card to make. I’m using some of the new products from the annual catalog. Now I must admit when I first saw the Embossing Paste in the catalog it did nothing for me, but once I watched the Stampin’ Up! video it jumped into the top 5 must haves for me, it’s smooth, easy to use and dries really fast. The video is below for your viewing pleasure.  I’m also using the Ribbon of Courage bundle, inspired by Million Sales Achiever Patty Bennett, another must have of mine.

Stamp and cut a support ribbon for your favorite cause. Die includes additional pieces to embellish your ribbon.  Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Ribbon of Courage Clear-Mount Stamp Set – Courage means so much to those who have it, and possibly even more to those who need it. Partner these encouraging phrases with an adaptable awareness ribbon for truly courageous message.
* Quantity: 5 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): d, g

Support Ribbon Framelits Dies – Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.
* 6 dies and the largest image: 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (8.3 x 5.7 cm)

My card was designed for the Paper Craft Crew card sketch challenge #247, see is below. If you click on the image there is a link directly to their blog and you’ll see the design teams cards and you might decide to play along.

To get started I used the new Embossing paste & palette knife with one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to create a background in the lower right corner, normally I would have used a stamp to create the background. The card stock is Blushing Bride and I used the natural color of the paste, can’t wait to color some and try it again. By the time I stamped and die cut the ribbon the paste was dry. Next using my 2017-2019 In-Color Stampin’ Write Marker I colored in the ribbon. The Blushing Bride is attached to a mat of Berry Burst, backed with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to a Whisper White card base. The ribbon, after colored was tapped with Versamark Ink, dusted with Clear Embossing powder and heat set before being adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Sentiment was stamped in Berry Burst, die cut using a Layering Square Framelit and adhered with liquid glue.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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Happy Birthday & new In-Colors

On Monday I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set, which is also part of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle. Today I thought I would feature the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  When you buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set is Balloons, flowers, and messages, oh my! Create the perfect card or gift packaging for any birthday you care to celebrate.  There are 32 photopolymer stamps which coordinate with the suggested clear blocks (sold separately): A, B and G.
  • Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies,  Create die-cut shapes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. There is one die and image is 3-1/4″ x 3″ (8.3 x 7.6 cm). Once die cut, separate the words for more options.

For my card I die cut the Happy Birthday from the Basic Black mat before adhering the Whisper White mat with five new In-Color strips.

  • Berry Burst
  • Powder Pink
  • Fresh Fig
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tranquil Tide

Shopping list below features the NEW 2017-2019 In-Color products.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

Click on any of the images below for more product information and to order directly from my on-line store. Happy Shopping!

 

Make a Wish for PCC246

Hope you had a nice weekend, it was rather rainy for us on Sunday, perfect for a little crafting and some television.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge 246, link the image below to check out the design teams ideas as well as other crafters, who knows you may even decide to play along.

 

For my card I used the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series paper to start my design. There were some small pieces of paper and some extra die cuts from another project laying around and I used those to design the card. Once the Eastern Palace paper was cut I used a Gold Foil Sheet with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Lemon Lime Twist card stock with Sunshine Wishes Dies and die cut the needed pieces. The die brush helped get the pieces out easily.

The card features the new Gold Faceted Gems as an accent. Happy Birthday is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set, which also comes in a bundle including the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  This is a bright and cheer card, perfect for a birthday!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

Click on any of the images below for more product information and to order directly from my on-line store. Happy Shopping!

 

Don’t you just hate waiting . . .

Don’t know about you, but I hate waiting, especially when it is for new Stampin’ Up! products to be delivered. Friday I placed my order for products from the new annual catalog and treated myself to 2nd day shipping, I’ll be looking for that brown truck on Tuesday and we all know what I’ll be doing that evening!

While I’m waiting for my delivery to create new cards for you, thought I would share with you some of the Stampin’ Up! videos featuring new product suites and products. Once I saw a few of these video’s I just knew I need to get these items, hopefully you will feel that way as well.

Grab yourself a snack, sit back, relax, watch the videos and come back to do a little shopping.

Featured on the cover of the catalog, Oh So Eclectic:

Wood textures, the crate is perfect for cards or treats:

This is one product I’m really looking forward to trying, I already have a few card idea’s floating around in my head!

Check out the post here, which features a products from this suite.

Multi seasonal uses with At Home with You:

Any who doesn’t love paper . . .

and more paper . . .

Organization is key, this will help:

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

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New Annual Catalog Time!

Today,  June 1, 2017  the new Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live! Falling in love with all the Exciting New Products.

I’m sure you have seen the list already, if not here are the new names of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors:

  • Fresh Fig
  • Powder Pink
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tranquil Tide
  • Berry Burst

Here is a combination list Stampin’ Up! put together to help you get started.

Click, 2017 In-Color Combinations, to download and print your own sheet of the new 2017-2019 In-Color Combinations provided by Stampin’ Up!

Below you will find all the new In-Color products available today.

Click on the images above to go directly to my on-line store and view all the great new items!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day – Craft On!

When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ, making sure to check demonstrator contact, I’ll happily send you a re-useable thank you card and small thank you gift.

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Host Code R4FSMFBJ.

June 1 – 30, 2017 receive $35 in BONUS free Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!. This bonus applies to individual customer orders as well as on-line orders.

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