Coastal Bay & Gorgeous Heather Dandelion Birthday Wishes

I decided to take a small break from the Holiday catalog to make some Birthday cards. This is such a great card – easy to put together and I love the monochromatic colors – it makes it so vibrant.  I am also addicted to using Stampin’ Blends on the Basic Jewels to color them the perfect shade. To achieve the Gorgeous Grape shade on the Rhinestones, first I colored them with Dark Blackberry Bliss then topped them with Light Bermuda Bay. Perfect!

Coastal Bay Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Grape Heather Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Stamp Sets:  Bokeh Dots, Dandelion Wishes, Picture Perfect Birthday
Cardstock:  [Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana] [Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather], Whisper White
Ink: [Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana] [Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather]
Blends: Bermuda Bay (Dark & Light), Blackberry Bliss (Dark)
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

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Tin Tile Country Home

I hope you aren’t tired of this stamp set yet, because I am addicted to it! I just love coloring it with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. The blending is so easy! This card features an awesome background impression that is achieved with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder. It’s the perfect backdrop for this milk can of flowers. I am counting down the days until I can share pictures of the suite online!

Tin Tile Country Home

Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Spritzer, Big Shot, Stamparatus

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Golden Wise Men from Illuminated Christmas

I just love the design of the Illuminated Christmas stamp set and knew I wanted to do some embossing with it. The crispness of all the layers of Whisper White add to the clean look. The Vellum is dry embossed with the Sprinkle Embossing Folder and is reminiscent of the cards my mother used to get for me when I was a little girl. The sound of the vellum crinkling is so calming. I just love how the stitching on the new Farmhouse Framelits banner matches the Stitched Shapes Framelits and pulls it together wonderfully. Slight touches of color are achieved perfectly with the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon and Gold Metallic Pearls. Everything is popped up on dimensionals. I am very pleased with this card.

Golden Wise Men in Illuminated Christmas

Stamp Set:  Illuminated Christmas
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (card base), Whisper White, Vellum
Specialty Paper:  Gold Foil Sheets
Ink:  Versamark
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Farmhouse Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants

Today’s card features another new stamp set in the upcoming Holiday catalog, which will be available to order from beginning September 5, 2018. Pheasants are dear to my heart, as they remind me of my dad. Back in 2009, Stampin’ Up! released a stamp set called Autumn Days, which also featured a pheasant. I bought the set to make my dad’s Birthday card with it. Unfortunately, he passed away a few weeks before his Birthday. I made him a Missing You card and placed it in his casket. You can see that card here. So, as you can imagine, as soon as Hunter and I saw this new Pleasant Pheasants stamp set, she looked at me and said I had to get it…in my dad’s memory. So, dad, this card is for you, too.

Keep reading for a couple of techniques featured on this card.

Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants


Background Block Stamping With Markers
I know for myself that it can be difficult to color in images that are realistic, so I tried a technique that is new-to-me. This was super easy – as you can see by the steps below. I used Block E and scribbled Stampin’ Write markers on it. Then I spritzed it about 8 to 10 times with water. I then placed it directly on to the Whisper White cardstock. I wasn’t able to capture it on a photo, but when you place it on the cardstock, you can actually see the color absorbing right into the cardstock. It doesn’t take very long to dry, either. Just keep in mind that the cardstock will bow a little.


Customizing Pearls
I adore the new Braided Linen Trim, but I needed a little something extra. I grabbed my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends marker and colored directly onto the pearls with the brush end. Since Blends are alcohol markers, they dry almost instantly and the color won’t rub off.  Another excuse for me to buy more Blends colors so I can have pearls of any color I need!
Blends on Pearls

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Pleasant Pheasants
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Stampin’ Write Blends:  Dark Soft Suede
Lovelies: Braided Linen Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Banner Triple Punch, Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Truckin’ Through the Trees

Here’s another sneak peek for you from the upcoming 2018 Holiday Catalog. As soon as I saw the Festive Farmhouse suite, I knew I had to have it! This card features the image of the truck, having just been loaded with the perfect Christmas tree to take home for the family to decorate it. I love the coordinating die cuts, which include the truck and the tree. So much easier and faster than fussy-cutting. And let’s talk for a moment about the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. I could not get over how soft it is! And I love that it comes with 3 colors that coordinate with the suite – Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Very Vanilla. This stamp set also includes a house and several sentiments with coordinating dies. I chose to use the die with the adorable stitching around the edge for the sentiment. It makes such a nice border. There are so many possibilities with this set and I will definitely be sharing more ideas with you soon.

Truckin' Through the Trees
Stamp Set:  Farmhouse Christmas
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Ivory, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Spritzer, Farmhouse Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Sunny Days & Lemonade

Let’s take a relaxing break with a cool glass of lemonade. This stamp set is simply darling. I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted, so I thought I’d make 3 cards with the same layout, but different colors and background embossing folders. The Stampin’ Blends are perfect for coloring this image and I couldn’t resist adding the Fine Tip Glue to the pitcher and glass for the shiny effect. I’m thinking the Bermuda Bay card is my favorite and I know exactly who I want to give it to. Which one is your favorite?

Sunny Days and Lemonade 3

Stamp Set:  Sunny Days
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, various Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies:  Fine Tip Glue Pen, Daffodil Delight Sale-a-Bration Ribbon*
Tools:  Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot

*Retired Product

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Country Home with the Watering Can

Here’s another sneak peek at the awesome Country Home stamp set. I can not wait until you can add this to your collection, too! You will be able to begin ordering on September 4th.

I decided to take a rugged turn with this card. I spritzed Soft Suede on the card base. I ran the Rich Razzleberry cardstock layer through the new Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder. Does anyone out there remember using a hand-held crimper to get this same look? This is so much easier! No worries about putting the piece in crooked – that used to frustrate me to no end! This embossing folder actually has a very convenient line across the bottom that you can place the cardstock on. Presto Perfect! Just remember to spritz your cardstock with a little water before running it through the Big Shot so the paper doesn’t crack. After I did this, I ran scissors across the edges to rough them up and then I wadded it up for even more texture. The stamped image is colored in with Stampin’ Blends, the top two corners rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch, and it is finished with a new Galvanized Clip tied with Braided Linen Trim. The only thing I would change on this is that I would’ve made the stamped image layer a bit more angled. That’s what I was going for, but it kind of looks like I accidentally put it on a little crooked. I still love this rustic card, though.

Country Home with the Watering Can
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Mango Melody, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends Markers:  Mango Melody, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies: Braided Linen Trim, Galvanized Clips
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Spritzers, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDF!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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