A Little Old, A Little New & A Little Carry-Through

My club order arrived today and I always put a little thank you card in with each order. I thought it would be fun to make little 3” x 3” square cards and have a little old (Watermelon Wonder Cardstock & Ink, Tasty Treats Specialty DSP), a little new (Wood Words Stamp Set, Wood Crate Framelits), and a little carry-through (Whisper White Bakers Twine, Pear Pizzazz Ink). I crack myself up with my rhyme! These 6 adorable cards only took 20 minutes to make and I can’t stop smiling when I look at those stinkin’ cute little strawberries I added to the envelopes, too!

Old New and Carry Through

Stamp Sets:  Wood Words, Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Wood Crate Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Fresh Watercolor Birthday

I’m part of a swapping group called #imbringingbirthdaysback and I needed to make a card to send to one of the participants in Canada. Since it’s out of the country, it’s best to try and stay away from bulky cards. I decided to make a watercolor background and stamp the flower from Artistically Asian right onto it. It’s so far out of my comfort zone since I am all about dimension and layers. I wish I could merge these two cards into one – I love the bolder watercolor background, but like the look of the other one with the Copper Trim wrapped around 3 times. I stepped it up with a few random In Color Enamel Shapes and some Wink of Stella on the flower. I also decided to heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder on the lower right corner, but it’s difficult to see in the picture.  Can you spot the new products?  I’m super excited about all the new goodies!  I also love this color combo of Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, and Copper. I think I’ll be using this combo again!

Fresh Watercolor Birthday

Stamp Sets:  Artistically Asian, Happy Birthday Gorgeous (NEW!)
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!)
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!), VersaMark
Lovelies:  Copper Trim (NEW!), Copper Embossing Powder, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

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Best Birds Quartet

A friend of mine is hosting a fundraiser and I offered to donate a set of hand-made cards for the silent auction. I adore the Best Birds bundle and had my stamp club make the same card last week. I actually CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) myself from back in December (you can see that post here). Instead of using Shimmer White Cardstock for the birds like I did back in December, I used Watercolor paper. I also decided to change up the color scheme and go with softer colors. One of my clubbies mentioned adding Wink of Stella to the wings, so that’s what I did with this set…gives it that shimmery extra accent that works beautifully with the bird. Thanks, Linda!

Best Birds Quartet

Stamp Sets:  Best Birds, Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Crushed Curry (marker), Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Wisteria Wonder, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Jar of Flowers for Mother’s Day

It’s pretty obvious who this card was given to today. My mother is a wonderful woman that is always there for me. I love her tremendously! She bought me the Jar of Love bundle for Christmas last year, so I thought it would be fun to use it for her. Yellow, green and blue are her favorite colors and I threw a splash of pink in there for good measure. It was a little time consuming with all the die cutting, but she is totally worth it!

Jar of Flowers for Mother's Day

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Stack
Ink:  Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Squeals for the New In Colors!

Oh My Goodness! The new catalog will be released on June 1st and I am so excited to share the new 2017-2019 In Colors with you! This is a super fun collection and Stampin’ Up has really hit the trendy mark with these – I’m seeing these colors everywhere! From nail polish…to clothing…to pillows…to even an SUV that is Lemon Lime Twist! I got my hands on all these fun new goodies yesterday and had to dive right in. The Happy Birthday Thinlit cuts the cardstock beautifully when you use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush. You will be able to purchase the thinlit and matching stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, as a bundle when the catalog goes live. And don’t even get me started on these FELT Bitty Bows! YES! FELT! They are beyond DARLING!  And what do you think about my background design? It’s as simple as putting 25 drops of Ink Refill into a Stampin’ Spritzer and filling it the rest of the way with rubbing alcohol. Then you just spritz a little bit! Since I used rubbing alcohol, it dries super fast.

And now to introduce our newest colors, from the top left going clockwise: Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink. I’m having a tough time deciding on my absolute fave…it’s between Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Oh…but I really like Tranquil Tide, too! And Powder Pink! And Fresh Fig! I’m so glad I have 2 whole years to use these beauties!

2017-2019 In Colors

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink:  Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink
Lovelies:  2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzers, Classic Label Punch, Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Baby Bear for Autum Kaye

We went to visit my newest little niece yesterday – Autum Kaye. Just 10 days old! What a sweet baby!  Here’s the congratulations card I made the new parents. I am so pleased with it – Baby Bear is simply darling and perfect to welcome a new little life. I have my friend Stephanie to thank for the idea of making a square card. I hadn’t made one in quite a while, but she recently made a baby card that was square…inspiration! And a big thank you to Stampin’ Up for making the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch match the Baby Bear bow.

Baby Bear for Autum

Baby Bear Girl

Stamp Set:  Baby Bear
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Holly Berry Builder Punch

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Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

There are a lot of card samples roaming the internet where people used Basic Jewels for the lights on the marquee. I couldn’t decide which to use, so I made 3 cards – one using medium pearls, one with medium rhinestones and one with large rhinestones. Hunter’s vote is for the pearls. I’m battling between the medium rhinestones and pearls. What do you think?  Regardless of which one you prefer, I think we can all agree that the 3 In Colors I used are absolutely ice-cream delicious! Look closely and you may see the shimmery Wink of Stella on the “It’s Your” and the two sparkles, too.

Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

Stamp Set:  Marquee Messages
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Sparkle Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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