Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch ~ Carrots


Stampin' Up!'s Thanks A Bunch stamp set is all about carrots!  and, weirdly, I'm loving it! The sentiments are carrot related, and of course there are several carrot images.  This is a two-step stamp set, and is photopolymer, so it's super easy to layer all the pieces to each carrot.  


The background was created by blending Mango Melody ink all over the card base with a Blending Brush.  Then, the spots were stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink. 


This card was inspired by the top left card found on p. 13 of the 2023 Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  I LOVE finding inspiration in Stampin' Up!'s publications and tweaking them to my style, colors and stamps.

If you are loving this Thanks a Bunch, carrot themed stamp set as much as I am, don't miss your chance to get it FREE!  This set AND the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper are only available as part of Sale-a-bration, which ends February 28th.  Place a $50 order (pre tax and shipping) and choose Thanks a Bunch or Dandy Designs DSP as your FREE SAB item.  (OR place a $100 order and choose BOTH the stamp set and DSP!)

MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Thick Basic White Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Dandy Designs DSP ~ 3" x 5"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3" x 5"
Balmy Blue Cardstock ~ 1" x 3"
Scrap of Basic White Cardstock for tiny carrots

Happy Stamping!


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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes ~ Something Fancy

 

Hello!  Oh my goodness, do I ever need more cards with this sentiment from Something Fancy!  It's a little embarrassing how often I have GREAT plans to celebrate someone's birthday, but then, for whatever the reason, I drop the ball and am a little (or a LOT) late!  For that reason, I think this sentiment stamp set is going to be one I keep forever!  And isn't this little gnome from Friendly Gnomes just perfect for placing next to the sentiment?  I think he even looks a little abashed. ;)


I used Tear and Tape adhesive to attach the ribbon to this card front.  I'll be sharing a few tips on how to attach ribbon like this during my short and sweet Facebook Live in my FB Group tomorrow (Monday, February 6th) at 1pm CT.  I would love for you to join me!  (If you're reading this afterwards, you can always join my FB Group and watch the replay)


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Parakeet Party Cardstock ~ 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Layer 2 ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 3 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ at least 3-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Scrap of Basic White for the gnome
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4" 


Happy Stamping!


This Adorable Owls stamp set is one of the FREE products you can earn during Sale-a-bration.

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*HOST* When you host a party, in person or online, you will get the Scenic Garden stamp set FREE when your total party reaches $300.  Plus, you and your guests will get to choose FREE sets, as described above, when shopping.

*JOIN* When you join Stampin' Up! During Sale-a-bration, you have THREE amazing options.
  1. Receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine + your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! products for only $129.
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  3. Your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! products for only $99.
Do you have questions about Sale-a-bration, hosting a party, joining Stampin' Up! or just stamping in general?  Don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I'm happy to help!

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes ~ Magical Birthday

 

Stampin' Up!'s Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set is fun to use with, well, everything!  I especially love this combination of Friendly Gnomes with the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration!  (You can get this DSP FREE with a $50 order this month)


The circle the mushroom is stamped on is Pearlescent Paper, so I heat embossed it before coloring with Stampin' Blends.  Since I had my embossing powder and heat tool handy, I also heat embossed the sentiment.  I love how well it shows up after embossing! 


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Mossy Meadow Cardstock ~ 4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2"
Layer 1 ~ Dainty Flowers DSP ~ 3-3/4" x 5-1/2"
Pearlescent Paper approximately 3" x 3"
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock at least 2-1/4' x 2-1/4"
Scraps of Basic White Cardstock 
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

Happy Stamping!


This Adorable Owls stamp set is one of the FREE products you can earn during Sale-a-bration.

*SHOP* For every $50 you spend, choose one item from the SAB Brochure at the $50 order.  If your order reaches $100, you can either choose two items at the $50 level, or one of the $100 level items.  (Before tax & shipping)

*HOST* When you host a party, in person or online, you will get the Scenic Garden stamp set FREE when your total party reaches $300.  Plus, you and your guests will get to choose FREE sets, as described above, when shopping.

*JOIN* When you join Stampin' Up! During Sale-a-bration, you have THREE amazing options.
  1. Receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine + your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! products for only $129.
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  3. Your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! products for only $99.
Do you have questions about Sale-a-bration, hosting a party, joining Stampin' Up! or just stamping in general?  Don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I'm happy to help!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes ~ Handmade Card

 

This card, featuring Stampin' Up!'s Friendly Gnomes stamp set, is a result of wishful thinking.  Spring is definitely NOT everywhere in Texas right now, but I absolutely love it when it is!  For now, we have ice (a LOT of ice), gloomy skies and not much green.  


I mostly used scraps for this card, I've been on this kick lately where I want to use all those little pieces I have a tendency to save!  That's why I ended up using pieces from three different packs of Designer Series Paper.  If you would like to make a version of this card, use whatever scraps you have, it doesn't have to match perfectly.  If you would like to know what I used, scroll down for my measurements, and a bit more for a clickable product list.  


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Melon Mambo Cardstock ~ 4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2"
Layer 1 ~ Orchid Oasis Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Rain or Shine DSP ~ 3" x 4"
Layer 3 ~ Tea Boutique DSP ~ 3/4" x 4"
Layer 4 ~ Happy Forest Friends DSP ~ 3/4" x 4"
Melon Mambo at least 1-1/2" x 2-1/2"
scraps of Basic White

Happy Stamping!


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*HOST* When you host a party, in person or online, you will get the Scenic Garden stamp set FREE when your total party reaches $300.  Plus, you and your guests will get to choose FREE sets, as described above, when shopping.

*JOIN* When you join Stampin' Up! During Sale-a-bration, you have THREE amazing options.
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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Happy ~ Sketch Saturday


I have had so much fun with my Stamp Set of the Week, Beautifully Happy, this week!  Every card has been fun and different, with different parts of the set emphasized.  You can really do a lot with this one!  

Today's card was inspired by this seriously fun sketch from Sketch Saturday.  Be sure to visit the post for this one so you can see the cards from the rest of the Design Team and play along!


My color inspiration came from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (say that 3x fast 😄) used for the background.  This might be a new favorite color combo!  (I think I have a new favorite every week.)  

The heart elements in the sketch are perfect, but I decided to replace them anyway.  These Opal Rounds were beside me begging to be used!  One really needed to be in the center of the flower (even though there's a tiny stamp for that), then it needed some more to balance things out.


Inside this card I added just a portion of the same stamp used on the front of the card.  The white cardstock attached to the inside looks terribly crooked.  Just know that's a reflection of my poor photography skills, not my crafty stamping skills!  lol 


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Granny Apple Green Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Dandy Designs DSP ~ 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Layer 2 ~ Balmy Blue Cardstock ~ at least 1-3/4", before die cutting
Layer 3 ~ Coastal Cabana Cardstock ~ at least 2" before die cutting
Layer 4 ~ Granny Apple Green Cardstock ~  approx. 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" before die cutting
Basic White Cardstock ~ Approximately 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" (for flowers) 
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"


 Happy Stamping!


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*HOST* When you host a party, in person or online, you will get the Scenic Garden stamp set FREE when your total party reaches $300.  Plus, you and your guests will get to choose FREE sets, as described above, when shopping.

*JOIN* When you join Stampin' Up! During Sale-a-bration, you have THREE amazing options.
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  3. Your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! products for only $99.
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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Happy ~ Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

 

Hey Stampers & Friends!  Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop.  I'm excited to be part of this fun and creative group sharing stamping ideas with you today!


This month's color & inspiration challenges come from the photo below.  My card was definitely inspired by the color combination this time, rather than the photo.  That photo though...Love it!  I'm sitting here shivering in my craft room (it's not THAT cold, I just can't seem to get warm) and a nice, warm tropical beach sounds perfect right now!  (Who am I kidding, a nice warm tropical beach ALWAYS sounds nice!)


I'm loving the ease of using Beautifully Happy stamps, which is a two-step stamp set.  It's so easy to stamp the outline image, then add the inside layers with beautiful color!  There's even a tiny little stamp for the center of the large flower, but I typically prefer adding a fun element there.  For this card, I added an Adhesive-Backed Milky Dot to the center of the flower, then placed a couple more around the sentiment. 


My favorite thing about this type of fun fold card is that when you decorate the inside, you can add a little something extra that can be seen even while the card is closed.  I did make sure to stamp the rest of the sentiment towards the left of the inside layer, so that it wasn't showing while closed.  


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Crumb Cake Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4" and 6-3/8"
Layer 1 ~ Tea Boutique DSP ~ 1-15/16" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Tea Boutique DSP ~ 3" x 3"
Layer 3 ~ Crumb Cake Cardstock ~ 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Basic White Cardstock ~ Approximately 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" (for flowers) 
Scrap of Basic Black (for sentiment)
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"


I hope my card has inspired you and/or brightened your day!  You are currently visiting Judith Patterson.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list so you don't miss any projects!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Happy

 

For today's card with my Stamp Set of the Week, Beautifully Happy, I focused on the sentiments and added the little bee for a bit of fun.  Sketch 590 from Try Stampin' On Tuesday  was the perfect inspiration for this card!  


Has anyone ever told you that fussy cutting can be addictive?  I don't think I would have believed it if someone had told me that.  I would now!  I find myself fussy cutting everything that doesn't have a die cut, and sometimes even some things that do.  This little bee has got to be the smallest image I have ever cut around...those little legs were tricky!  (Join me in my Facebook Group for a tip on how to get the perfectly dark edges on your fussy cut items later this week!) 


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Perfectly Penciled DSP ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 1-3/4" x 3-1/2"
Layer 3 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"
Starry Sky Cardstock ~ at least 3" x 3" before die cutting
Basic White Cardstock ~ at least 2" x 2" before die cutting, plus a small scrap
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"


Happy Stamping!


This Adorable Owls stamp set is one of the FREE products you can earn during Sale-a-bration.

*SHOP* For every $50 you spend, choose one item from the SAB Brochure at the $50 order.  If your order reaches $100, you can either choose two items at the $50 level, or one of the $100 level items.  (Before tax & shipping)

*HOST* When you host a party, in person or online, you will get the Scenic Garden stamp set FREE when your total party reaches $300.  Plus, you and your guests will get to choose FREE sets, as described above, when shopping.

*JOIN* When you join Stampin' Up! During Sale-a-bration, you have THREE amazing options.
  1. Receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine + your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! products for only $129.
  2. Choose the original white Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine + your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! Products for only $129.
  3. Your choice of $175 of Stampin' Up! products for only $99.
Do you have questions about Sale-a-bration, hosting a party, joining Stampin' Up! or just stamping in general?  Don't hesitate to reach out to me.  I'm happy to help!

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Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch ~ Carrots

Stampin' Up!'s Thanks A Bunch stamp set is all about carrots!  and, weirdly, I'm loving it! The sentiments are carrot related, a...