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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sincere Celebration

Among the diverse stamps in Balloon Celebration, is a pair of lovely seed head images. So pretty!

Supplies
Stamps
-Balloon Celebration 140675
Ink
-Sahara Sand pad 126976
-Soft Suede pad 126978
-Lost Lagoon pad 133644
Paper
-Lost Lagoon card stock 133679
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Sahara Sand card stock 121043
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Golden Celebration

The Confetti embossing folder is another product for the 2016 Occasions Catty that works beautifully with Balloon Celebration stamp set. Metallic foil card stock is set off beautifully by embossing.

Although my photo doesn't show it well, the vellum window of this shaker card is stamped with the little stars images from Balloon Celebration with Whisper White Craft ink.

Use Black StazOn ink to stamp on the ribbon. (There is a "Congratulations" stamp in the set, but it was a little too wide for the ribbon.)

Cut a larger oval in the black mat, and a smaller oval in the gold mat.

Adhere the stamped vellum mat between the windows and use Dimensionals around the edge of the gold mat on the back to create a space for the sequins.

Stamp and adhere the ribbon to the back of the mats

Sprinkle the sequins in the centre of the white card base and adhere the window mats.

Supplies
Stamps
-Balloon Celebration140675
Ink
-Whisper White Craft pad 101731
-Jet Black StazOn pad 101406
Paper
-Thick Whisper White card stock 140272
-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Gold Foil card stock 132622
-Vellum card stock 101856
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals framelits 129381
-Confetti embossing folder 140592
Accessories
-Metallics Sequin Assortment
-Silver Cording trim 139620
-Gold Cording trim 139618
-Whisper White Satin ribbon 134549
-Dimensionals 104430

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gift Card Celebration

Balloon Celebration has some yummy sentiments perfect for a gift card. And, they work wonderfully with more products coming out in the Occasions 2015 Catty.

Supplies
Stamps
-Balloon Celebration 140675
-Timeless Textures 140514
Ink
-Soft Suede pad 126978
-Chocolate Chip pad 126979
-Crumb Cake pad 126975
Paper
-Soft Suede card stock 115318
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Gold Foil card stock 132622
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Cups and Kettle Framelits dies 140624
-Large Numbers Framelits dies 140622
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199
-Dimensionals 104430

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Balloon Celebration

Balloon Celebrations is a new photo-polymer stamp set in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue. You can bundle it with the Balloon Bouquet punch and save 15% when the Catty goes live on January 5, 2016.

I also used the new numbers thinlits dies for the numeral and banner.

Supplies
Stamps
-Balloon Celebration 140675
-Something to Say 134177
Ink
Bermuda Bay pad 131171
-Melon Mambo pad 126948
-Crushed Curry pad 131173
-Basic Black pad 140931
Paper
-Pool Party card stock 122924
-Bermuda Bay card stock 131197
-Melon Mambo card stock 115320
-Crushed Curry card stock 131199
-Basic Black card stock 124267
-Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper 135315
-Thick Whisper White card stock 140272
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Large Numbers framelits dies 140622
-Decorative Label punch 120907
-Balloon Bouquet punch 140609
-Decorative Dots embossing folder 133520
Accessories
-Basic Black Baker's twine 134576
-Dimensionals 104430

Monday, November 30, 2015

Timeless Love Swag

The new Basic Black ink pad from Stampin' Up! is perfect! It's archival, doesn't smudge and it's really black.

You'll want to use your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the repeating floral swags.

Supplies
Stamps
-Timeless Love 138772
Inks
-Basic Black pad 140931
Paper
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Accessories
-Black Stitched Satin ribbon 138430
-Venetian Crochet trim 134581

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Painted Timeless Love

Stampin' Up! has a new thick Whisper White card stock! Besides being the right weight for card bases, it is also perfect for painting inks with an Aqua Painter.                                                                                                                             For this card I used StazOn ink for the outline and coloured the images with Stampin' Write markers using the lightest hues. Then, I used an Aqua Painter with darker shades of ink to add colour and achieve a water colour effect.
Supplies
Stamps
-Timeless Love 138772
Inks
-StazOn pad 101406
-Pink Pirouette marker
-Soft Sky marker
-Pear Pizzaa marker
-So Saffron marker
-Pacific Point ink pad 126951
-Rose Red ink pad 126954
-Old Olive ink pad 126953
Paper
-Thick Whisper White card stock 140272
-Marina Mist card stock 119682
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
Accessories
-Whisper White seam binding 134573
-Aqua Painter 103954

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Timeless Love for Christmas

I used gold embossing powder with the Timeless Love floral images, then used an Aqua Painter to paint them with ink. Start with the light ink then add dabs of dark ink to create a watercolor effect.

Supplies
Stamps
-Timeless Love 138772
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
-Real Red ink pad 126949
-Cherry Cobbler ink pad 126966
-Garden Green ink pad 126973
-Mossy Meadow ink pad 133645
Paper
-Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Mossy Meadow card stock 133676
Accessories
-Gold embossing powder 109129
-Heat tool 129053
-Aqua Painter 103954
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals dies 129381

Monday, November 23, 2015

Timeless Love


The pretty outline images in Timeless Love can be used for a number of techniques.

 Stampin' Up! has a co-ordinating Designer Series Paper (138444), too.

Timeless Silver Foil Reveal

-stamp the small floral image in the corner of the white mat with a VersaMark pad
-cover with Silver embossing powder and shake off the excess
-melt the powder with a heat tool
-stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and emboss it with Silver embossing powder
-trim away the corner of the card stock
-adhere to the Silver Foil mat and embellish with White Organza ribbon
-mount the mats on the pink card.






Supplies
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock 111351
-Silver Foil card stock 132178
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Accessories
-White Organza ribbon 114319
-Silver Embossing powder 109131

Friday, August 14, 2015

Best Butterfly Thoughts

I wanted to make a really special butterfly with the image from the Hostess Set; Best Thoughts.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

Detail image of 3-D Vellum butterfly
-stamp the image on Vellum card stock with Jet Black StazOn ink
-colour the wings with a Soft Sky marker
-colour the markings with a Marina Mist marker
-colour the background with a Pool Party marker
-lightly outline the shapes with an Island Indigo marker
-colour the body with a Pear Pizzazz marker and a Crumb Cake marker
-cut out the wings as shown
-apply TomBow adhesive on the space above the body
-place 2 short lengths of Silver thread in the glue for antennae
-position the second wing on the space above the body and let dry
-shape wings with a bone folder

Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts Hostess Set 139234
-Thoughts and Prayers 128751
Ink
-Jet Black StazOn pad 101406
-Crumb Cake pad 126975
-Soft Suede pad 126978
-Soft Sky pad 131181
-Soft Sky marker 131263
-Marina Mist marker 131263
-Pool Party marker 131904
-Island Indigo marker 131905
-Pear Pizzazz marker 131263
-Crumb Cake marker 131261
Paper
-Soft Suede card stock 115318
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Vellum card stock 101856
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Woodgrain embossing folder 127821
-Decorative Label punch 120907
Accessories
-Linen Thread 104199
-Dimensionals 104430
-Silver Thread 138402
-Glue Dots 103683

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pretty Thoughts

These pretty watercolour flowers were made with an emboss resist technique with the outline image from the Best Thoughts Hostess Set.

Use the same stamp for a background.


-swipe Whisper White card stock with an embossing buddy
-stamp the image with VersaMark pad
-cover the image with gold embossing powder and shake off the excess
-use heat tool to melt the powder
-use a Pear Pizzaz marker to colour the leaves
-use a Pink Pirouette marker to outline the petals
-ink a sponge dauber with Pink Pirouette ink and lightly colour the image
-brush your Aqua Painter over an Old Olive pad and remove some ink on scrap paper
-wash some Old Olive ink onto the leaves and blend
-brush your Aqua Painter over a Rose Red pad and remove some ink on scrap paper
-wash some Rose Red ink onto the petals
-let dry




Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts Hostess Set 139234
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
-Crumb Cake pad 126975
-Chocolate Chip pad 126979
-Pink Pirouette pad 126956
-Pink Pirouette marker 139263
-Rose Red pad 126954
-Old Olive pad 126953
-Pear Pizzazz marker 139263
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock 113351
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Chocolate Chip card stock 102128
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals Collection framelits 129381
-Embossing buddy 103083
-Heat Tool 129053
Accessories
-Gold embossing powder 109129
-White Organza ribbon 114319

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Blue Thoughts

I used markers and sponge daubers to colour the pretty outline image from the Hostess Set, Best Thoughts. Check out my previous post for another technique to try with this set.



-stamp the image and the sentiment with Memento ink on Whisper White card stock
-use a Pear Pizzazz marker to outline the leaves and colour the stem and stamens
-use a Soft Sky marker to outline the petals

-ink a sponge dauber with Pear Pizzazz ink and remove some ink on scrap paper
-use a sponge dauber to lightly colour the centres of the flowers and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink
-use a sponge dauber to colour the flowers with Soft Sky ink
-ink a sponge dauber with Tempting Turquoise ink and remove some ink on scrap paper
-use a sponge dauber to very lightly colour the flowers with Tempting Turquoise ink









Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts Hostess Set 139234
Ink
-Tuxedo Black Memento pad 132708
-Soft Sky ink pad 131181
-Soft Sky marker 131263
-Pear Pizzazz ink pad 131180
-Pear Pizzazz marker 131263
-Tempting Turquoise ink pad 126952
Paper
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Basic Black card stock 119686
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Layered Thoughts

Best Thoughts is my favourite Hostess Set in the new catalogue!

Hostess Sets are special discounted items that can only be purchased on a $200 order. So, host a party or stock up on supplies and get this lovely stamp set.

I used an Aqua-Painter on the stamped image to give it a pale watercolour effect.

By cutting sections from multiple images and layering them with dimensionals (foam adhesive dots) I created a 3D Paper Tole flower.

Use your Big Shot and Ovals framelits to cut a window in the mat. Then score 1/4 in. from the edges with your Simply Scored Tool. Adhere the mat to the card front with dimensionals.


-stamp the image 3 times on Whisper White card stock with Old Olive ink
-brush water on the inked lines with an Aqua-painter to soften and colour the image
-cut out the top layer as shown
-cut the middle layer as shown
-cut the bottom layer as shown
-stamp the stem and leaves of the image 2 times on Pear Pizzazz card stock with Old Olive ink
-cut all the leaves and the stem with an extension for adhesive from an image
-cut single foreground leaves from with an extension for adhesive from the other image
-adhere single leaves to the back of middle layer
-adhere the stem and leaves to the back of the bottom layer
-adhere top layer to middle layer with dimensionals
-adhere middle layer to bottom layer with dimensionals









Supplies
Stamps
-Best Thoughts 139234
-A Dozen Thoughts
Ink
-Old Olive pad 126953
-Delightful Dijon pad 138327
Paper
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Pear Pizzazz card stock 131201
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals Collection framelits 129381
-Simply Scored Tool 122334
Accessories
-Dimensionals 104430

Monday, July 20, 2015

Garden In Bloom

Garden in Bloom is a new stamp set from the latest Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It included a large number of stamps so it's only available in Photopolymer (Clear).

The blooms have a hand-drawn appearance, so I used Black Memento ink for all the outlines to make a pretty background.

Then, I used Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Mint Macaron (new) inks for the second step solid stamps.

The sentiment, from the Best Thoughts Hostess Set, is stamped on Vellum with Staz On ink.

Use Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky and Vellum card stock and White Organza ribbon.
The cute sentiment from this set inspired the layout of my design. The bee, the butterfly and the flower being friends.

Again, I used Black Memento ink for the outlines to emphasize the hand-drawn theme.

Then, I used Melon Mambo (stamped off) for the flower, Cucumber Crush for the leaves, Tempting Turquoise for the butterfly and Daffodil Delight for the bee's body and the flower centre. I used a Soft Sky for the bee's wings. Just scribble it in.

The flight trails are pierced using the Updated Essentials Piercing template.

Use Whisper White, Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise card stock and Black/White Baker's twine.
To begin I stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink on the mat first, then used Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the solid/watercolour flower image. Use Soft Suede ink for the outline image and then turn the stamp and use Delightful Dijon ink to stamp the outline image again. Stamp the flower centre with Delightful Dijon, too.

Stamp the outline image with Daffodil Delight ink on the card base to create a background.

I used Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight card stock and linen thread.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Some Guy Cards

Once Mother's Day is past I usually try to design some masculine cards for June. And, since I don't usually buy the "Father's Day Set" I have to use the products I have on hand.

Having been laid up this month made me even more grateful for the many stampers who freely share their work. Most of these cards are inspired by others, some are unabashed copies. I wish I had the designers' names to give them credit.

Lovely Art Tree
Stamps
-Work of Art 134111
-Something to Say 134177
-Lovely As A Tree 128655
Ink
-Marina Mist pad 126962
-So Saffron pad 126957
-Wild Wasabi pad 126959
-Early Espresso pad 126974
Paper
-Soft Suede card stock 115318
-Early Espresso card stock 119686
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Accessories
-Decorative Label punch 120907
-Linen Thread 104199

Cherry Open Sea
Stamps
-The Open Sea 128454
-Something to Say 134177
Ink
-Cherry Cobbler pad 126966
-Night of Navy pad 126970
Paper
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
-Night of Navy card stock 100867
Accessories
-Silver Mini brads 122941
-Silver Baker's twine132976


Typset Dad
Stamps
-Sophisticated Serifs 137161
Ink
-Memento Tuxedo Black pad 132708
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
-Typset Designer Series Paper 133704
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199
-Postage Stamp punch 122344
-1 in. Square punch 124094
-Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334

Bow Tie Birthday
Stamps
-Something to Say 134177
Ink
-Chocolate Chip pad 126979
Paper
-Marina Mist card stock 119682
-Chocolate Chip card stock 102128
-Sahara Sand card stock 121043
-Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper stack 137780
Accessories
-Bow Builder punch 137414





Monday, April 27, 2015

Love You A Lot Paper Pumpkin

The stamp set in the April Paper Pumpkin kit is mostly sentiments with a focus on Mother's/Father's Day. The gift tag card holders are a perfect accompaniment to gift giving for these occasions.

With gift giving in mind I altered the tags to make it easier to add a little something.

The yellow tag is 3/8 in. deep and the last one is a door hanger.

Turn your Paper Pumpkin kit box inside out and adhere wrapping paper to the red side.

I used 2 of the card fronts to make a belly band for the box and added ribbon to hold the pocket tag with the gift card.












This full-size card used a half of a card base and one of the mats from the kit.
 Lift the flap of this card and read the Birthday message.

 Inside this card is a holder for a gift card. The belly band holds it closed.

Fold one of the die-cut bows in half and cut the ends to add shaped tails to the plain bows. I used my discontinued heart punch, but the Hearts Collection framelits works too.

Last, I stapled a stack of papers to a piece of cardboard and slipped it into the pocket tag. Add some magnet strips to the back to attach it to your fridge.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Retiring Products


To see the list click on this link Retiring Products.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Just Kidding!

Besides all the great stamp sets in the Annual Catalogue, Stampin' Up! also releases monthly photopolymer sets. Get 'em while they last!

Just Kidding (140667) is a cute set to use for funny cards. I used my Stampin' Write markers to colour the cartoon character.

Just Kidding Birthday
I used my Big Shot with a circle framelit to cut an opening in the card front before embossing it.
When you open the card the second sentiment says, "...from your 110 lb. friend.
Just Kidding Goodbye
I used the On Film framelit for a really quick card.
Just Kidding Old and Senile
Just had to use Purple and Red with some bling for this getting old card.
Just Kidding Life
The last set of sentiments are my favourite.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sew You Paper Pumpkin

March's Paper Pumpkin kit contains a versatile stamp set to use with the 9 small cards so you can make a card for any occasion, including invites! Stitch the pierced mat with the floss in the kit or leave it plain to speed things up. Kit also includes a dozen cute epoxy stickers.

I used the Black and White card bases for mats on some stepped up regular sized cards.

Hello Card
Paper: Tempting Turquoise 102167, Daffodil Delight 119683, Melon Mambo 115320, Basic Black 121045.
Tools: Big Shot 113439, Ovals dies 129381.
Accessories: Stacked With Love Washi Tape 137789.


 Treat Bag
Accessories: Bermuda Bay sequins 137910, Pool Party Cotton ribbon 134568.
Thanks Card
Paper: Bermuda Bay 131197, Strawberry Slush 131295, Gold Foil 132622.
Tools: Big Shot 133439, Hearts dies 125599.
Accessories: Stacked With Love Washi Tape 137789, Black and White Baker's twine 134576.

I covered the epoxy sticker with Washi Tape.