Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Stampin' Up! Amazing Phrasing with Awash in Beauty DSP

 

It's funny how things turn out sometimes.  When I saw the sketch below, my immediate thought was to use my Painted Labels Dies because this die

would be perfect for the scalloped edge part of Sketch 568 from Try Stampin' On Tuesday. 


However, once my card started coming together, I realized it would be too busy for that part of the sketch...so, I've set it aside to maybe use another day. 

MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Merry Merlot Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper ~ 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
Layer 3 ~ Merry Merlot Cardstock ~ 2-1/2" x 3-3/4"
Layer 4 ~ Awash in Beauty DSP ~ 1-3/8" x 3-5/8"
Scraps of Merry Merlot and Granny Apple Green 


This card is fairly self explanatory, by I do have a couple of tips.  

My first tip is to use Tear & Tape to adhere the ribbon to the DSP & Cardstock.  I did wrap about 1/4" of ribbon around the left side.  Then I cut another small piece of ribbon and attached it the back of the card so that it peeked out from the right side.  I placed the Tear & Tape on the TOP side of the 2nd piece of ribbon so that the top of the ribbon, not the plain backside, is peeking out from behind the cardstock.  

My second tip is to use Liquid Glue/Stampin' Seal to adhere all layers EXCEPT Layer 3 on Layer 2 and the scalloped punched oval over the ribbon.  For both of those I suggest using Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Finally, I almost always recommend stamping first, then turning the punch upside down so you can see your stamped image to center it before punching. 


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Stampin' Up! Amazing Phrasing ~ Card from the Catalog

 

The original version of this fun card can be found on p. 10 of the July-August 2022 Sale-a-bration brochure.  This card, and the original, feature two exclusive Sale-a-bration items, Amazing Phrasing Stamps and Silver & Gold 6"x6" Specialty Paper.  Both items are very versatile!


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Tahitian Tide Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x -51/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2-3/4" x 5-1/2"
Layer 2 ~ Silver & Gold Specialty Paper ~ 2-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Layer 3 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2" x 3-1/4"
Scrap of Pacific Point Cardstock 


Thank you for visiting my blog today!  For more about this card, and to see it in different color combinations watch my YouTube Tutorial.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Stampin' Up! Amazing Phrasing with Happy Forest Friends DSP

 

This week I have chosen to feature Amazing Phrasing as my Stamp Set of the Week.  I'm very excited about using this set all week!  It is: 1) an exclusive to Sale-a-bration set (FREE with $100 purchase) 2) sentiments only so LOTS of opportunity to use with other stamps/designer series paper/dies, etc. and 3) unique words and phrases that can be used in many different ways!


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Sahara Sand Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Happy Forest Friends DSP ~ 4" x 2-1/2"
Layer 3 ~ Silver Foil Specialty Paper ~ 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Layer 4 ~ Old Olive Cardstock ~ 2" x 2"
Scraps of Basic White Cardstock 
Fussy bear and butterfly from Happy Forest Friends DSP


  • Cut the 2nd piece of Happy Forest Friends DSP at an angle, with the low side at 1-3/4" and the high side at 2".  To do this, I like to make a light pencil mark at each side, then line up those marks in the cutting track of my Paper Trimmer.  
  • Stamp the sentiments with Calypso Coral on the scraps of Basic White Cardstock. Fussy cut around them both, being more detailed with 'amazing'. 
  • Use Layering Circle Dies to cut out Layers 3 & 4.
  • Adhere Layer 2 to Layer 1 with Liquid Glue/Stampin' Seal.
  • Place a glue dot behind the DSP, then attach the ends of the Sahara Sand Ribbon to it.  
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the DSP to the card base.  
  • Place a bit of adhesive behind the scalloped circle and slide it under the ribbon, as shown above. 
  • Use (3) Glue Dots to attach the Old Olive circle to the scalloped circle. (sandwiching the ribbon between the two circles)
  • Attach the bear with Stampin' Dimenionals
  • Adhere 'amazing' with a bit of Liquid Glue/Stampin Seal behind the 'am', a Stampin' Dimensional behind the 'az' and half a Stampin' Dimensional behind the 'ng'
  • Apply Liquid Glue/Stampin' Seal behind the 'you' and the other half of the Stampin' Dimenional behind the 'are'.  Place as shown. 
  • Use a tiny bit of Liquid Glue to attach the butterfly to the 'G'

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Stampin' Up! Sunny Splash Quick Card & Tag

 

It doesn't take much time at all to create this card and matching tag!  Sunny Splash stamps are great for summer birthdays, pool parties, and just a bright and cheerful hello card.  

CARD MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Mango Melody Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3-1/2" x 2"
Scrap of Basic White CS for the swimsuit


A few Melon Mambo dots from Stampin' Up!'s Glossy Dots Assortment are the perfect way to finish this card with a fun element.

For the tag, I used the largest die from Tailor Made Tags.  Attach the scrap of DSP to the Basic White CS before cutting out the tag shape.  I also find it easier to do my stamping before die cutting.  


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Friday, August 5, 2022

Stampin' Up! Sunny Splash with Perfectly Penciled DSP


This is probably my favorite card (so far) using Stampin' Up!'s Sunny Splash stamps. Of course, part of that is probably because it also features Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper, which is oh, so lovely!  Since this DSP is black & white, it's totally customizable to any color combination...just by coloring it (or leave it black & white). 


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Tahitian Tide Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Perfectly Penciled DSP ~ 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
Layer 3 ~ Basic Black Cardstock ~ 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Layer 4 ~ Tahitian Tide Cardstock ~ 2-3/8" x 3-3/8"
Layer 5 ~ Vellum Cardstock ~ 2" x 2"
Scrap of Basic White at least 2-1/2" x 2"
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"


Watch my YouTube Tutorial 👇 for this card to learn a little about heat embossing, fussy cutting and  masking.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Stampin' Up! Sunny Splash

 

This cute card was inspired by Sketch Challenge 567 from Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  When I saw it I knew it was perfect for the Sunny Splash stamp set!  


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Basic White Thick Cardstock ~ 11" x 4-1/4", score at 5-1/2"
Layer 1 ~ Gorgeous Grape Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"


Special tools are not required for lining up the swimsuits.  It is handy to have Grid Paper (but then, it's ALWAYS handy to have Grid Paper).  Also, grab a pencil and large sticky note.  Position your white cardstock on the Grid Paper and use the guidelines to find the center of the cardstock.  Mark that spot on the Grid Paper above your cardstock with the pencil.  

Place the sticky note over the cardstock, leaving enough room above it to stamp the swimsuits.  Again, use the guidelines on the Grid Paper, this time to make sure your cardstock and sticky note are straight.  

Start stamping with the center swimsuit.  Remember that pencil mark you made?  Use that and the sticky note to position the stamp.  Then, repeat with the left and right swimsuits.  Finish up by lowering the sticky note and stamping the bottom three swimsuits, in the same order.  (Don't forget to clean the stamp and stamp that last swimsuit in a different color)


I encourage you to also use your Grid Paper to practice stamping.  You know I did!  I wanted to make sure I had the positioning of my sticky note and swimsuits correct before stamping on my precious cardstock.  


I kept the inside simple, just stamping another swimsuit in the lower left corner. 


Thank you, Try Stampin' On Tuesday, for inspiring me with your sketch challenge!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Stampin' Up! Sunny Splash ~ Card from the Catalog

 

The original card for this week's Card from the Catalog can be found on p. 15 of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.  I used Sunny Splash stamps and Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper to create this one.  Plus, only ONE ink pad is need to create this card!

MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Poppy Parade Card Base ~ 11" x 4-1/4", score at 5-1/2"
Layer 1 ~ Celebrate Everything DSP ~ 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Granny Apple Green CS ~ 1-7/8" x 1-7/8"
Layer 3 ~ Celebrate Everything DSP ~ 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
Layer 4 ~ Pool Party CS ~ 1" x 2-1/2"
Scraps of Basic White for swimsuits
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"


Begin by stamping three of the swimsuits on scraps of Basic White Cardstock.  The fourth swimsuit can be stamped on the Basic White Cardstock for the inside of the card (photo below).  Stamp the sentiment on the Pool Party Cardstock. 

Fussy cut around the three swimsuits.  (This is an ideal image to try fussy cutting, if you haven't already.)

Adhere the layers as shown in the first photo.  Use Liquid Glue/Stampin' Seal for Layers 1-3 and Stampin' Dimensionals for the Swimsuits and Sentiment.  

Wrap the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the lower part of the card and add a bow.  


Adhere the stamped Basic White Cardstock to the inside of your card with your favorite adhesive.  (Mine is Multipurpose Liquid Glue)


Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I've linked my YouTube tutorial for this card below for you. 

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Stampin' Up! Amazing Phrasing with Awash in Beauty DSP

  It's funny how things turn out sometimes.  When I saw the sketch below, my immediate thought was to use my Painted Labels Dies because...