Thursday, January 20, 2022

Stampin' Up! Best Delivery Birthday Card


Hello hello!!  I want to share with you this cute, quick card using Stampin' Up!'s new Best Deliver stamp set.  This set has so much potential.  I think it is going to be perfect for kid's birthdays, and also pretty great for letting your friends and family know you love 'em!  As usual, when I decided to order this set for myself, I looked at not only the images, but the sentiments...the wording and the fonts used!

I had planned on making this card during my Facebook Live tonight.  Unfortunately, I had a bit of a technological hiccup when my microphone quit working on me.  Hopefully I can get that fixed this weekend and be back live next week!  


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Pacific Point Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
large scrap of Basic White Cardstock
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

  • Beginning about 1/4 of the way from the bottom, repeatedly stamp the balloon in Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point & Poppy Parade.  Be sure to clean your stamp before switching colors. 
  • Stamp the truck on the large scrap of Basic White CS with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. 
  • Using the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend, color the window.
  • Color the truck with the Light & Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. 
  • Stamp the sentiment on the truck with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. 
  • Fussy cut around the truck.  
  • Once you have an idea of where you are going to place your truck, stamp the squiggle dirt under where each tire will be.
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the truck to Layer 1
  • Adhere Layer 1 to the Card Base with Liquid Glue/Stampin' Seal

Stamp the balloons on the lower right corner of the Inside Layer.  Then, adhere the Inside Layer to the inside of your card. 


You can also stamp the balloons on the front of your card, in whichever color you like best!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
Happy Stamping! 

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays

 

Hi there!  Welcome to my blog!  Do you often find yourself with scraps of beautiful Designer Series Paper that you don't want to throw away but aren't sure what to do with? Save those scraps and use them on cards like this one.  As you can see by looking at the photo above and the sketch below, you can use different sizes of scraps and place them close together, or not.  I love sketches like this one from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for using up those lovely scraps. 


I'm not going to give you my measurements this time, because I want you to embrace using the scraps you have on hand, whatever size they are! This sketch is so very versatile!


Happiest of Birthdays is an amazing sentiment set with four great birthday sentiments.  I like that three of the four are pretty large and this one comes in handy more often than I would like to admit!  (I'm terrible about sending birthday cards a day, week or month after someone's birthday.)


The oh so pretty DSP I chose to use for this card is Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper.  It's available FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-bration.  And yes, I do already have that many scraps of this DSP!  It is so so pretty in person, and I find myself using it a lot!  

I decided to go ahead and add a couple of my extra strips to the inside of the card, to jazz it up a little.  I love this easy way of using up scraps!


Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope this card inspires you to create!
Please contact me if you have any questions.
If you live in the USA and don't have a Demonstrator I would love to send you a catalog & Sale-a-bration brochure.  (You can also download copies of the current catalogs with the links in the sidebar of my blog)
I would L♥VE to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Happy Stamping!


I recommend joining Stampin' Up! to anyone who has a long shopping list or enjoys hosting crafty days with their friends.  Purchasing a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit in the USA is $99 (+S&H, tax) and you get to pick up to $125 in Stampin' Up! product from the Mini and/or Annual Catalogs.  Plus, during Sale-a-bration you can choose two FREE stamp sets!  Once you are a demonstrator you will enjoy a 20% discount, get to prepurchase some products, get sneak peeks at new catalogs, and be able to join demonstrator only Facebook groups that are full of creative inspiration and encouragement.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and would love you have you my team!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Stampin' Up! Calming Camellia

 

Hello & Welcome!  Have you had a chance to look at the stamp exclusive to hosts during Sale-a-bration this time around?  It's called 'Calming Camellia' and it's absolutely beautiful.  The main image is this large floral stamp that is full of detail.  There's also the fun swirl and a very pretty leaf image.  The sentiments are the perfect combination of simple and flowery and say just the right things.  I see myself using them with many different stamp sets!


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Night of Navy Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3-3/4" x 5"
Layer 2 ~ Night of Navy Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
scrap of Basic White Cardstock
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

  • Stamp the large floral image in the center of Layer 1, and the sentiment on the scrap of Basic White. 
  • Use the Rectangle Stitched Dies to cut out the center of Layer 2.
  • Place 4 Glue Dots behind the frame, two on each side of the opening.  Use them to hold the ribbon and twine in place.  Then, tie a small bow on each piece of ribbon/twine, as shown.
  • Adhere Layer 1 to the front of the Card Base, centering it as much as possible.
  • Attach the frame to the Card Base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Trim around each word with your Paper Snips.  Then, attach them with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals...you will probably need to cut them in half.

On the inside layer, stamp the leaf image in the lower right corner, and 'Happy Birthday' at the top center.  Adhere this piece to the inside of your card. 


I hope you are inspired by this card and stamp set!  Do you prefer to watch video tutorials?  You can see one for this card here ~ 


Thanks again for taking time out of your day to visit my blog.  I hope you have a very blessed week!
Happy Stamping!


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I would be happy to help you with an online Stampin' Up! Party via Facebook or Zoom!
Contact me here with any questions or to schedule a party today.
Don't wait too long...Sale-a-bration ends February 28th, 2022.

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Stampin' Up! Island Vibes

 

Hi there!  Welcome to my blog.  For today's card I combined two FREE items available only during Sale-a-bration!  The star of this card is the pineapple from Island Vibes, but the perfect little sentiment comes from Special Moments.  Both of these stamps sets are available FREE with a qualifying purchase and both are sets that can be used many different ways with many different stamp sets. 


The layout for this card was inspired by this great sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  This sketch challenge doesn't end until January 23rd, 2022.  I encourage you to give this one a try and share your creation with the rest of us! :)  

MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Evening Evergreen Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2-1/2" x 4"
Scraps of Basic White Cardstock
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

  • Stamp the pineapple, focusing on the bottom portion, using Petal Pink ink on a scrap of Basic White CS.  Fussy cut around the bottom part of the pineapple.
  • Stamp the pineapple on another scrap of Basic White CS, this time using Evening Evergreen ink.  Fussy cut around the top part of the pineapple, leaving a small piece of the bottom attached that you can glue to the back of the pink pineapple. 
  • Glue the pineapple pieces together and set aside. 
  • Emboss the front of the Card Base with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder (for some reason, my camera wasn't able to pick up this subtle texture)
  • Attach the pineapple to Layer 1 with Stampin' Dimensionals, leaving room for the sentiment.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Evening Evergreen ink beside the pineapple
  • Place three strips of Tear & Tape along the bottom of Layer 1.  Place a 3" piece of 1/8" Cotton Ribbon over each strip of tape.
  • Adhere Layer 1 to the Card Base with Liquid Glue or Stampin' Seal.
  • Finish the front with a few Polished Dots

Stamp the leaves on the inside layer with Evening Evergreen.  I did not stamp off or do anything fancy when stamping.  This stamp is just that awesome, creating the shading and detail on its own.  Adhere the inside layer to the inside of the card. 


Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope this card inspires you to create!
Please contact me if you have any questions.
If you live in the USA and don't have a Demonstrator I would love to send you a catalog & Sale-a-bration brochure.  (You can also download copies of the current catalogs with the links in the sidebar of my blog)
I would L♥VE to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Happy Stamping!

CARD MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Misty Moonlight Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Heart & Home Designer Series Paper ~ 4" x 2-1/2" (*2)
Layer 2 ~ Shimmery White Cardstock ~ 3-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside DSP Strip ~ 1/4" x 4"


I recommend joining Stampin' Up! to anyone who has a long shopping list or enjoys hosting crafty days with their friends.  Purchasing a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit in the USA is $99 (+S&H, tax) and you get to pick up to $125 in Stampin' Up! product from the Mini and/or Annual Catalogs.  Plus, during Sale-a-bration you can choose two FREE stamp sets!  Once you are a demonstrator you will enjoy a 20% discount, get to prepurchase some products, get sneak peeks at new catalogs, and be able to join demonstrator only Facebook groups that are full of creative inspiration and encouragement.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and would love you have you my team!

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden ~ Casually Crafting Blog Hop

 

Hey there!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm taking part in a blog hop with the Casually Crafting Design Team!  We are an international group of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on casual crafting.  We will share what we love with you monthly.  Be sure to check out the rests of the design team's projects using the links at the bottom of this post.


Our challenge this month was to create a card using the sketch below.  I got a little carried away with this first card AND between my desk and my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine I even forgot the orientation of the card!  I'm a mess this week.  lol  So, I decided to quickly, very quickly, create a 2nd, simpler card with this sketch.  It's at towards the end of this post.  I actually like the 2nd one better.  Let me know what you think!


On the first card, I played with the Gilded Leafing a little bit.  I haven't used this much, and think I might have gotten a little carried away!  I started by just adding the bit to the sentiment, then I decided to add some to the inside of the card.  The envelope couldn't be naked, so I added more gold to it!  :)  To add strips of Gilded Leafing to your projects like this, just add a strip of Tear & Tape where you want the leafing to go.  TIP: cut the Tear & Tape, don't try to tear it when using it with the leafing.  That's how you get the straight edges.  Mush the Gilded Leafing into the adhesive, then use a paintbrush to brush of the excess.  I recommend doing all of this in a large container, like a plastic shoebox.


This second card, featuring Stampin' Up!'s Amazing Silhouettes stamp set is more my style.  Plus, it's super quick!  Yes, I did fussy cut around the main image, but you don't have to if that's not your thing.  Just stamp the image on a piece of 2-1/4" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic White Cardstock and attach that to your card.  Aren't those Brushed Brass Butterflies perfect?  They are my favorite thing in the new mini catalog!


Thank you for visiting my blog!  Don't forget to swing by the other blogs in this hop to see the creativeness of my fellow team members!

Happy Stamping! 

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Stampin' Up! Happy Hedgehogs ~ Simply Sketchin' Saturday

 

Happy Friday!  I've been playing with Stampin' Up!'s Happy Hedgehogs Bundle this afternoon.  Isn't it cute!?  I love all of the images in this set and the sentiments are pretty sweet, too.  In fact, I love everything in this set so much that I used all but two of the stamps between the card & envelope!  There's a link to this bundle in the product list at the end of this blog post, so you can see the full bundle in my online store.


This card was inspired by sketch 003 from Simply Sketchin' Saturday.  Check out this great sketch challenge on Facebook.  You don't have to have a blog to share your cards and you can share to any sketch at any time!  I hope you will join us!


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Granny Apple Green Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3" x 4-1/4"
Scraps of Basic White and a scrap of Flirty Flamingo

Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"


I was determined to used as many of the stamps as possible on this card and envelope.  So, I stamped the bird on the inside layer and the mushroom on the envelope flap.  Side note, I'm thinking about going back with one of the Flirty Flamingo Blends and making those dots on the mushroom pink instead of Light Crumb Cake...what do you think?  On the front of the envelope I stamped the smaller hedgehog and added the butterfly, just because I love butterflies.


I did fussy cut the tree and butterfly.  Plus, I added color to the ribbon with the brush tip of the Light Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends.  Even doing these extra little things, this card did not take long to make.


Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope this card inspires you to create!
Please contact me if you have any questions.
If you live in the USA and don't have a Demonstrator I would love to send you a catalog & Sale-a-bration brochure.  (You can also download copies of the current catalogs with the links in the sidebar of my blog)
I would L♥VE to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Happy Stamping!


When you order the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle and two sets of Stampin' Blends, you can get the exclusive Sunshine & Rainbow 6"x6" Designer Series Paper FREE during Sale-a-bration!  Take advantage of this awesome special today!

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Stampin' Up! 2022 Mini Catalog Swap Cards

 

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I recently participated in a card swap, my first in many years, and I'm excited to share a few of the cards I received with you!  These cards were all created by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  


Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Conversations Bundle and Sweet Talk 12"x12" Designer Series Paper were used to make the first two cards, which were created by Bernice Hallack and Carol Sanderson.  Aren't they great cards!?  I ♥ this DSP!


Unfortunately, there wasn't a name enclosed with this adorable card featuring the Nuts & Bolts set.  I am going to try to figure out who created it and will update if I do.  I think this one is too cute, and am so bummed that I didn't order this set!  This card also used the Tasteful Labels Dies from the Annual Catalog, and the heart was made a little poofy and sparkly with Crystal Effects. 


Lisa McGrew, a fellow Texas Demonstrator, made this final card, featuring Stampin' Up!'s Love & Happiness Bundle.  This bundle includes the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder which I think is the coolest think since sliced bread.  lol  I love that she used Blushing Bride as her main color for this wedding card.  Perfection!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I also shared a little tip in my Facebook Live today.  You can watch the replay on YouTube.  Or, you can watch it on my Facebook Page & follow my page so you can join my live next Thursday!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home


Hello & Welcome!  I'm so glad you are stopping by today.  The Blessings of Home stamp set by Stampin' Up! is perfect for water coloring with Water Painters and Stampin' Pads.  This set includes 2 beautiful floral images and 5 perfect sentiments in a font that is super simple and easy to read, which I love!  The 2020-2022 In Colors are perfect for coloring this image...I used them all!


Sunday Stamp's Sketch Challenge 274 inspired the layout for this card.  The flowers make a lovely focal point on the front of the card while the woodgrain background from Heart & Home Designer Series Paper is subtle and makes the image really stand out.  By the way, have you taken a look at the Heart & Home DSP yet?  The front design on each sheet is a floral(ish) design, while the back design for each one is a different gray and white woodgrain pattern.  It's one of my favorite DSPs in the new Mini Catalog. 


Want to know a secret?  I hadn't planned on placing a bee from the Honeybee Home stamp set on this card.  Then I goobered a little with my water coloring and didn't want to start all over.  So, I decided to cover it up with the bee.  I think it's the perfect addition to this card, what do you think?  I always think of the Bob Ross quote ~ "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents" when I make mistakes that turn into opportunities like this one.  Really, I should have that quote up in my stamp studio somewhere! 


For the inside of this card I decided to keep it simple and add a scrap of the Heart & Home DSP that I had handy.  It was the exact size to add to the Basic White Cardstock I like to add to the inside of most of my cards. 


Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope this card inspires you to create!
Please contact me if you have any questions.
If you live in the USA and don't have a Demonstrator I would love to send you a catalog & Sale-a-bration brochure.  (You can also download copies of the current catalogs with the links in the sidebar of my blog)
I would L♥VE to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Happy Stamping!

CARD MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Misty Moonlight Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Heart & Home Designer Series Paper ~ 4" x 2-1/2" (*2)
Layer 2 ~ Shimmery White Cardstock ~ 3-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside DSP Strip ~ 1/4" x 4"


I recommend joining Stampin' Up! to anyone who has a long shopping list or enjoys hosting crafty days with their friends.  Purchasing a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit in the USA is $99 (+S&H, tax) and you get to pick up to $125 in Stampin' Up! product from the Mini and/or Annual Catalogs.  Plus, during Sale-a-bration you can choose two FREE stamp sets!  Once you are a demonstrator you will enjoy a 20% discount, get to prepurchase some products, get sneak peeks at new catalogs, and be able to join demonstrator only Facebook groups that are full of creative inspiration and encouragement.  I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and would love you have you my team!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Stampin' Up! In the Moment

 

Hello!  Thanks for swinging by today.  Have you had a chance to sit, relax with a great mug of Hot Tea (or coffee, if that's your thing) and look through the new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog yet?  It's a pretty big one, full of inspiring stamp sets, like this In the Moment set.  I am loving finding different ways to use this set!  The images and the sentiments are spot on.


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Thick Basic White Cardstock ~ 4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2"
Layer 1 ~ Night of Navy Cardstock ~ 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
scrap of Night of Navy Cardstock

  • Stamp just the top portion of the sentiment stamp on Layer 2 with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, as shown.
  • Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the image in the center of Layer 2.  
  • Lightly color the woman, her clothes, pillow and blanket with watercolor pencils.  Then, blend them just a bit with a Blender Pen.  
  • Color the book, mug and dog with Stampin' Blends, to make them pop against those lighter colors.
  • Stamp 'Relax' in Versamark on a scrap of Night of Navy Cardstock. Cover the word with White Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool.
  • Fussy cut around 'relax'
  • Adhere Layer 1 to the card base with Liquid Glue.  Then, adhere Layer 2 to Layer 1.
  • Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to attach 'relax' to the front of the card, as shown. 

I hope you are inspired by this card and stamp set!  Do you prefer to watch video tutorials?  You can see one for this card here ~ 



Thanks again for swinging by today!  Have a wonderful week.  

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Stampin' Up!'s Driving By ~ Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop January 2022

 

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop!  We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration.  We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training which is helping us build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set.  We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog ~ either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. 

As part of our training, Kylie & Bruno challenge us each month to create thank you cards for our customers and team members.  This is one of my favorite things about their training!  Partly because I think it is incredibly important to say thank you, especially to our customers & team members.  But also because I love being inspired by all the other creative demonstrators in this blog hop!

The thank you card I am sending to my amazing customers this month features a new stamp set from Sale-a-bration!  Yup, that means that you can get this set FREE with a qualifying order (in the USA, that's $50) during Sale-a-bration!  I love this time of year! :)

One of my favorite things about this set is that it's another perfect for coloring!  You can change the vibe of this set just by changing the colors, or the coloring tools you use with these images.  I chose to keep it fairly simple this time, but you can also get fancy with it!  

MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Blackberry Bliss Cardstock ~ 6-1/4" x 6-1/2", score at 3-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Soft Succulent Cardstock ~ 3" x 6"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2-3/4" x 5-3/4"
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3" x 6"

  • Stamp the bus on Layer 2 with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  • Use the brush end of a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color just the car (not the balloons) on the stamp...yes, ON the stamp.  Now, stamp the car on Layer 2.  (You can use Stampin' Write markers to add color directly to the stamps, but do NOT try this with Stampin' Blends)
  • Color the cars with Stampin' Blends or Stampin' Write Markers (I used Stampin' Blends)
  • Ink up the sentiment stamp, also with your Black Stampin' Write Marker, but do NOT ink the word 'hi'.  Stamp the sentiment, then add three black dots with fine tip end of the marker. 
  • Stamp 'awww, thanks' with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. 

I didn't add anything to the inside layer, but I did decide to stamp the car on the front of the envelope.  This envelope measures 3-5/8" x 6-1/2".  Color on the envelope with a very light hand because the ink will bleed on this cheaper material.  (I have the new Slimline Envelopes from Stampin' Up! ordered.  So, expect larger slimline cards from me in the near future with MUCH better envelopes!  So exciting!)


I hope you enjoyed this card!  Don't forget to check out all the other cards from the amazing demonstrators in this blog hop.  

If you would like to see the product list for this one, it is at the end of this post. 

Happy Stamping! 

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Stampin' Up! Best Delivery Birthday Card

Hello hello!!  I want to share with you this cute, quick card using Stampin' Up!'s new Best Deliver stamp set.  This set has so much...