Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Stampin' Up! Glad We're Friends ~ Card from the Catalog

 

Once a week I like to share a Card From the Catalog with you.  Stampin' Up!'s publications, like their annual & mini catalogs, are fantastic resources for card making ideas and inspiration.  This week's Card from the Catalog can be found on p. 51 of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. 

Sometimes I change quite a bit when I CASE (Copy And Share Everything) these cards.  Then other times I change a little and still others I don't change anything at all.  This week, the only thing that was changed is the color scheme.  (At the end of my YouTube tutorial, linked near the end of this post, I share an extra card with yet another color combo.)


Watercolor Pencils were used to color the images for this card.  I did go over my coloring with a Blender Pen, to smooth it out a bit.  Images like the ones found in this Glad We're Friends stamp set are great for coloring with Watercolor Pencils or Stampin' Blends.  Do you have another way you like to color them? 


I love this 'Blown Away By You!' sentiment, and feel like it would be perfect for a thank you or congratulations card.  Of course, it's also great just to let a friend know you're glad they're in your life!

I've linked my YouTube Tutorial for this card below.  Enjoy!



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Monday, May 16, 2022

Stampin' Up! Glad We're Friends ~ Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

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 full of 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.  Mostly 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! 

My customer thank you card this month features Stampin' Up!'s Glad We're Friends stamp set.  This adorable set is a new one in the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.  I'm a sucker for the critter stamps, and this one is no exception!  With this set you get three great images and several sentiments.


One of my favorite stamps for thank you cards is this 'thanks' from Biggest Wish.  I find myself using it over and over with tons of different stamp sets and Designer Series Paper.  It's probably one of my top three most used stamps.  

This card is pretty simple and straightforward, but is still stepped up a notch with the added touches of sparkle!  First, I used Wink of Stella on the crown, after coloring with the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend.  This gives it just a hint of shimmer, even though you can't see it in the photo.  Then, I finished off the card with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


Isn't this little guy perfect for the inside of a card?  He's just the right size to add in the corner.  In this card, the little guinea pig is colored with the Light Pumpkin Pie Blend, just like the cat on the front.  I did go over parts of the guinea pig a couple of times, to make those places just a little darker. 


Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Stampin' Up! Best Delivery Birthday Card

 

In my last blog post I mentioned how great Stampin' Up!'s Best Delivery stamp is for little boy birthday cards.  Every little boy I know (and a lot of the big ones) love trucks of all kinds.  There's so much you can do with this one, especially with the nice big empty side of the truck!


MEASUREMENTS
Card Base ~ Starry Sky Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Starry Sky CS ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 3-1/4" x 4"
Layer 3 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" 
(this is the piece for stamping the truck on)


This card is a little time consuming due to fussy cutting and coloring.  I love cards like this when I have time ~ I find it enjoyable and relaxing.  If I was short on time, I would look for ways to make it quicker, like using 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper for the background, skipping the blended layer and just stamping the truck and balloons on the larger piece of Basic White CS.  


I've linked my YouTube tutorial for you below.  Enjoy!


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Stampin' Up! Best Delivery ~ Card from the Catalog


This week's Card From the Catalog can be found on p. 53 of Stampin' Up!'s 2022 January - June Mini Catalog.  It features Best Delivery, a stamp set perfect for moving, whether to a college dorm, across the street, across the country or across an ocean!  It's also great for little boy birthday cards!


I love shaker cards, so couldn't miss this chance to make the one from the catalog.  I love that the truck is cut to make the window to show what is inside.  So fun! It's easy to do, just punch a hole through the center with your Paper Snips, or other small and sharp scissors. Once you have your beginning, fussy cut around the inside of the truck bed instead of the outside. 


I've been using Sparkle & Shine Sequins for all of my shaker cards recently, because that's all I have handy to add to them.  Stampin' Up! has many other options for shakin' it up.  Of course, they are all on my personal wish list!


I've linked my YouTube Tutorial for this card below.  Enjoy!


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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness ~ friend


I played with the Hues of Happiness Suite all week, and I have to say I love it every bit as much as I thought I would!  I don't think it would be possible to create a bad card with these gorgeous elements!


The card I'm ending my week on is a classic layout that is great for a new or casual stamper.  I love the added element of the die on the background piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock.  However, if you don't have the dies/Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine this card will still be perfectly lovely without that part.  


It's time to put the Happiness Abounds Bundle up for a brief time while I focus on another stamp set or bundle.  I expect to be using the other parts of this fantastic suite with many other stamps! (I may even pull the stamps out now & again before I work my way back to it...just because the sentiments are so lovely!  Love those fonts.)

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness ~ thanks


So, if you have been following my blog this week, you might remember that early in the week I said I didn't want to cut up my beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper to cut the flowers out.  Well, I gave in and used the coordinating dies to cut out a couple of flowers and a few leaves.  I have to say I'm very happy with the result.  What do you think?  


Using the dies to quickly cut out the flowers and leaves saved me enough time to play around with some other techniques with this card.  I used the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the background panel.  Plus, after using the 4th largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a piece of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, I added Mango Melody ink to it with a Blending Brush, giving it something of an ombre effect.  Then, using a Water Painter, I added a few drops of water the piece, giving it a 'rained' on effect!  


I had so much fun creating this card!  Now I'm not sure why I was so hesitant to use the dies to cut out elements of this DSP.  Just kidding...yes, I do!  It's because the paper is so gorgeous I had a hard time getting started cutting it.  It wasn't so painful once I got started!  PLUS, we are early in the Stampin' Up! Catalog year, so I know I have PLENTY of time to purchase more of this DSP if I run out! ;)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness DSP ~ New Catalog Blog Hop

 

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today I'm joining the Crafty Collaborations New Catalog Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who love to create, then share and hopefully inspire others to create!


Do you have the new Annual Catalog that just launched this week?  There's lots of new products in it and we have been playing with quite a few already!  (One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the opportunity to purchase products early)  

My favorite suite in the new catalog is the Hues of Happiness Suite, I've been creating with it all week and I have to say I just keep loving it more!  The Hues of Happiness DSP is SO beautiful it makes creating cards like this one quick and easy!  


The background DSP on this card is perfect for embossing with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  It's beautiful without it, but perfectly stepped up with it!

Don't like to fussy cut?  No worries, you can use the largest circle, or one of the hexagons from Beautiful Shapes Dies to cut out the sentiment and have plenty of room ~ no fussy cutting required. 


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  I hope you are inspired to create soon!  Don't forget to use the links below to see what everyone else is making with their new catalog products. 

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness thanks

 

So far I have pretty much been using the colors from the Hues of Happiness DSP when creating cards with the Happiness Abounds Bundle by Stampin' Up!  For today's card I decided to mix it up a little and use Mossy Meadow, Orchid Oasis and Flirty Flamingo. 


These colors are absolutely gorgeous together (as least I think so) and it's a combination I see myself using quite often in the next two years!  The bling I used is from the Hues of Happiness Suite (although you can purchase it separately) so it does include the same colors as the coordinating DSP.  I felt like the brighter Melon Mambo Glossy Dots were a nice touch with these colors, what do you think?  (I admit, for a second I wanted to use my Brushed Brass Butterflies...again. lol)


I used Stampin' Blends to quickly color the stamped images, not even being sure to color all the way to the edges.  Then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  This made creating this card quick and easy!  

The leaves are all adhered with Liquid Glue, while the flowers have Liquid Glue on the lower ends and Stampin' Dimensionals towards the top to pop them up a little.  I find myself using both adhesives like this a lot lately.  


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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness ~ Card from the Catalog

 

I'm so excited about this first Card From the Catalog out of the NEW 2022-2023 Annual Catalog featuring the Hues of Happiness Suite from Stampin' Up!  (The NEW catalog launched TODAY! Let me know if you are in the USA, don't have a demonstrator and need a catalog!)  The original can be found on p. 108 and actually isn't a card, it's a scrapbook page.  It was really not difficult at all to turn the scrapbook layout into a card and I am loving the result! 


The Hues of Happiness Suite is probably very likely my favorite suite in the new catalog.  I truly love everything about it and see myself making lots and lots of cards with the products in this suite.  I have not used the Glossy Dots embellishments that are part of the suite yet, but stay tuned ~ I will probably use them by the end of the week!  


I love the Glossy Dots, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful!  However, with these beautiful flowers I keep finding myself turning to my all time favorite embellishment ~ Brushed Brass Butterflies! 🦋  They are perfect for both the front of the card and the inside!


I hope you like this card and are inspired to create something beautiful.  
Here's the link to my YouTube Tutorial for this card




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Monday, May 2, 2022

Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds

 

Hi there! Today's (probably this week's) featured stamp set is Happiness Abounds, which can be found in the NEW 2022-2023 Annual Catalog!  I am so excited about this set and can't wait to show you the entire thing.  Tomorrow I will be using this set, and the rest of the Hues of Happiness Suite, in my YouTube video.  


Today's card was inspired by this fun sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.  That's pretty much what I did, I added lots of ink with just a little bit of stamping! ;)  Be sure to check out their blog and join the fun challenges they share. 


I used the two largest hexagon dies from Beautiful Shapes Dies to make a temporary mask for my 
4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Then, I used Blending Brushes to create the background.  Once I had the background inked up, I removed the mask.  This is one of my favorite techniques!  
The flower was stamped on Fluid 100 Watercolor paper, then watercolored with Melon Mambo & Granny Apple Green inks.  


This inside layer is Basic White Cardstock.  I took a chance by stamping the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then water colored the flower.  When using water colors on Basic White CS, just remember to not use too much water and don't get too close to black outline. I really like the way this one turned out. 


I love the color combination of all these pinks with Granny Apple Green!  From top to bottom I used ~ Melon Mambo ~ Flirty Flamingo ~ Blushing Bride ~ Granny Apple Green.  Of course, I couldn't resist adding Brushed Brass Butterflies...my all-time favorite embellishment!

I hope you like this card and are inspired to create something beautiful. 

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hello Beautiful w/Amazing Thanks

 

I couldn't resist another card featuring Stampin' Up!'s Hello Beautiful Bundle, this time with the addition of the Amazing Thanks Dies!  This card was inspired by sketch 18 from Simply Sketchin' Saturday.  Visit this inspiring Facebook Challenge Group for a new sketch every week.  Scroll back and find a sketch that inspires you, then share your card with the group - no blog required!  (No pressure, you don't HAVE to share, but we would love to see what you create!)


MEASUREMENTS*
Card Base ~ Night of Navy Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Abstract Beauty SDSP ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Blushing Bride Cardstock ~ 3" x 3"
Layer 3 ~ Balmy Blue Cardstock ~ 1/2" x 2"
Scraps of Night of Navy & Balmy Blue
Inside Layer 1 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Inside Layer 2 ~ Abstract Beauty SDSP ~ 1/4" x 4"

*these are the measurements used on my card, not necessarily for the sketch


A couple of tips when making this card ~ 
Use liquid glue to apply the top 'thanks' layer to the bottom shadow 'thanks' layer.  This will give you a little bit of wiggle room to get it centered up nicely.  (A tiny bit of glue goes a long way)
Also, since the banner piece is so short, use a piece of a Post-it Note on one end to make it easier to center in the punch. 


I always keep my scraps of leftover DSP.  They are often perfect to place inside a card!


I hope you like this card and are inspired to use some of the beautiful Designer Series Paper you have in your craft stash!  ;)  Don't forget to play along at Simply Sketchin' Saturday!  We would love to see your creations, and you don't need a blog to play!

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Stampin' Up! Glad We're Friends ~ Card from the Catalog

  Once a week I like to share a Card From the Catalog with you.  Stampin' Up!'s publications, like their annual & mini catalogs,...