Llama Hat Dance

I just got back from a wonderful week-long visit with my niece and her family. I showed her my post of a different card I had made with the Festive Birthday Suite (you can see that blog post here).  As soon as I told her there was a llama in the set, she got so excited. So, naturally, I had to make her a llama card when I got back home.  I thought it would be fun to cut one of the little sombreros out of the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and put it on the llama all sassy-like.  I also paper-pieced the blanket on the llama. I am loving this collection of products!

Llama Hat Dance

Stamp Sets: Birthday Fiesta, Back to Basics Alphabet*
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Banner Punch*, 1/2” Circle Punch, 1/8” Handheld Circle Punch, Spellbinders Ovals and Scallop Ovals Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired products

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Shimmery Watercolor Butterfly

I decided to try something different today. I watercolored Flirty Flamingo ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I used an Aqua Painter to first cover the entire piece of cardstock in water.  Then I brushed the ink in a sweeping motion onto the cardstock. After it dried, I die cut the butterflies. They turned out exactly as I hoped!  If you decide to give it a try, be sure to use a shim for your Big Shot sandwich – the Shimmery White must be slightly thinner than the standard cardstock. My sandwich was (from bottom to top): Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, cardstock, die, shim (scrap piece of cardstock), standard cutting pad.

Shimmery Butterfly

I wish you could see it in real life. You can see the shimmer on the whole butterfly – as if it was covered in Wink of Stella. Here’s a close up that might help a little:

Shimmer Butterfly Close Up

So, what do you think? I’ll definitely use this technique again!

Stamp Set: Thoughts & Banners
Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Lovelies:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Butterflies Thinlits, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

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Sugarplum Rose Sympathy

Today’s card has an emphasis on one of the new In Colors – Sweet Sugarplum. It’s a soft color that lends ease to the eyes for something as sad as a sympathy card.  This is another card I’m using for a swap, so thankfully it’s not needed right now for any recipient.  The subtle Designer Series Paper is from the Blooms & Bliss pack, featured with the Blooms & Bliss Suite on pages 138-139 of the Annual Catalog. I fell in love with all the colors in the paper – Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum. Simply beautiful!

Sugarplum Rose Sympathy

Stamp Set: Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Blooms & Bliss
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Waterfall by the Seaside

I am in constant giggles over the fun fish in this Seaside Shore stamp set. And to think it wasn’t on my radar until my mom was leafing through the Annual Catalog and came across the By the Shore Suite (pages 92-93). She took one look and exclaimed, “Oh! I really like this!” So, using any excuse to buy more products, I decided I should get it…just for Mom, of course.

I adore making waterfall cards, so that is what I chose to make for a swap I signed up to do. The requirement was to make a “WOW” card…either a fancy fold or technique. Waterfalls are definitely fancy folds! If you’d like directions on how to make your own, check out the instructions at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/

Waterfall by the Seaside

Stamp Set: Seaside Shore
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, 1/8” Circle Punch, Mini Stapler

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Fruitful Birthday

Today’s card features some scrumptious Designer Series Paper – Fruit Stand. It’s part of the Fruit Stand suite on pages 148-149 of the Annual Catalog. The coordinating stamp set has 24 stamps – both multiple fruits as well as sweet sentiments. Looking at this card makes me crave some juicy strawberries…better get to the local farm stand soon!

Fruitful Birthday

Stamp Set: Fresh Fruit
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Fruit Stand
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Label Punch

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Fiesta Tag Party!

I broke in more fun goodies last night – the Festive Birthday Suite (pages 10-11 in the Annual Catalog). I can’t get over how hilarious the llama is in this set – reminds me of the movie The Emporers New Groove. I’d totally watch it right now, if I had a working VCR! I promise the next card to showcase this suite will feature the llama.

This suite just begs for bright, bold colors and I was not about to disappoint. The adorable Designer Series Paper pulls all these fun colors together. And I’ll admit it. I…I mean Hunter… absolutely HAD to have this set just for the sentiment!  You’ll definitely be seeing these products being used again and again!

Fiesta Tag Party

Stamp Set: Birthday Fiesta
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Lovelies:  Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Dots, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Festive Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch

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Sending Love

I just love the softness of Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Delightful Dijon. It allows the Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder to absolutely POP against them! And I can’t say enough about the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits… they are perfect with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set. There are so many options with this bundle and you can save 10% when you purchase them together!  Don’t forget to use the Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate to get perfectly cut dies…and the magical Die Brush to get all the little pieces out without grief!

Sending Love

Stamp Set: Sunshine Sayings
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Ink:  Cucumber Crush
Lovelies:  Gold Sequin Trim
Tools:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Banners Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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