A Country Recovery

Today’s card was created for the ever lovely Jean, who is laid up in a rehab facility, due to a broken femur.  She loves yellow and green so I naturally used those colors for the base and layers. I love the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder and knew it would make a gorgeous backdrop for the watering can by using Copper Foil. I kept the copper theme going with the embossing powder for the sentiment in the Healing Hugs set as well as the Designer Elements.

A Country Recovery
On this close-up, you can see how I used the new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (available in the 2019 Holiday Catalog) to mimic cotton. I should have used a little bit more, but this was my first time using it and I didn’t want to go overboard. It makes for a very unique texture and I’m glad I gave it a try.

A Country Recovery Cotton
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Country Home, Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Copper Foil
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Stampin’ Blends:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Love:  Designer Elements, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Copper Embossing Powder
Tools:  Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangles, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Seaside Dandelion

I apologize for how long it’s been since my last post. I had ankle surgery on September 11th and expected to be able to do lots of stamping while recovering. Definitely not the case when you find out you have to keep your ankle elevated above your heart level for the first couple weeks! I was able to sit down and do some stamping last night. I know everyone is into the autumn and winter cards right now, but I just adore the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and wanted to base my card on the gorgeous shades of green. Hunter selected my stamp sets for me based on the leafy design. I think it turned out so pretty!

Seaside Dandelion

I decided to emboss the dandelion in white for a subtle background look. Here’s a close-up view for you:

Seaside Dandelion Close Up

The addition of Flax Ribbon and the Frosted Epoxy Droplet on the banner are the perfect finishers.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dandelion Wishes, Seaside Notions
Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
DSP:  Garden Lane
Ink:  Mint Macaron, VersaMark
Love:  Flax Ribbon, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy

I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday and happened upon a photo that an awesome photographer posted. Here’s the link to her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kariizmaphotography/

Sydneys Inspiration Photo

As soon as I saw it, I thought out loud, “What a gorgeous color combination! I’m going to make a floral card in those colors!” (Yes I have permission from her to post her photo…if you don’t know, she’s my talented daughter.) Here’s the color palette, if you’d like to Pin it for future reference:Sydneys Color Palette

I decided to use lots of new products I recently purchased. There is a large magnolia suite in the Annual Catalog, but many people may not be aware that there is a smaller, coordinating one in the Experience Creativity Beginner’s Brochure called Magnolia Blooms. It’s geared towards people that are new to stamping, but that doesn’t mean avid stampers can’t use the products, too. Click here to see the brochure.

This inspiration and color palette just sings “wedding” to me, so I wanted to work in some vellum. I ran a layer piece through the die cutting machine with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I die cut the gorgeous frame with the Petal Labels Dies out of Mint Macaron and the magnolia is colored with Stampin’ Blends markers. It was missing something from the Mint Macaron layer, so I asked Hunter what she thought it needed. Why do I even bother asking? Her answer for almost everything is to sponge it! So, that’s what I did. I love the extra texture from it. I finished it off with Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the Bronze and Petal Pink Blends and I decided to use the gorgeous Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon that retired from the Occasions Catalog in the spring…but I’ll bet there are lots of you that have it because it was a best-seller.

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy

Here’s the inside of the card:

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy Inside.jpg

And here it is with the matching envelope (no naked envelopes!):

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy w Env
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Magnolia Blooms, Path of Petals (inside)
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Cardstock:  Vellum
Ink:  Petal Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Bronze, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Soft Suede
Love:  Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon (retired), Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Stampin’ Sponges, Petal Labels Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, 3D Embossing Plate, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot

Click on the catalog name to view the PDFs:
2019 Holiday Catalog
2019-2020 Annual Catalog

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Natures Beauty Sneak Peek

This sweet doe is in a stamp set that may slip past you in the Holiday Catalog – it’s on the inside back cover and is called Nature’s Beauty. It’s part of the Stampin’ Up Making a Difference program and $3 of every sale goes toward mental health organizations.

I used Stampin’ sponges to sponge the background in Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray. I then stamped the doe in Early Espresso and colored her in with the Light & Dark Crumb Cake and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I finished the picture off with Mint Macaron grass and Crumb Cake bare bushes. I decided to forego any twine, ribbon or other embellishments and chose to die cut a couple leaves from the new Gathered Leaves Dies. The dies are awesome because they cut and emboss at the same time…and without any special shim! Look closely and you can see the Crumb Cake rectangle is cut out with the Stitched Rectangles Dies so there’s a little stitched border. I layered this onto a piece of Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and put it all onto a card base of Mint Macaron. Such a sweet card. I am so ready for fall!

Natures Beauty Sneak Peek

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Natures Beauty
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Come To Gather DSP, Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Seaside Spray
Blends:  Crumb Cake, Petal Pink
Tools:  Stampin’ Sponges, Gathered Leaves Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Fall Gathering of Sneak Peeks

I love autumn and the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves. This card, with its rich Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Merry Merlot, showcases perfect colors for a fall card. It also happens to feature lots of sneak peeks of upcoming goodies you’ll be able to get in the 2019 Holiday Catalog (September 4) including the Come To Gather Suite with all its luscious autumn glory and the Ornate Frames Dies that are actually part of the Monster Bash Suite. There are 11 frame dies in that set that will be perfect for so many of your projects year-round. I adore this time of year!

Fall Gathering of Sneak Peeks

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Gather Together
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Come To Gather
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot
Blends:  Light & Dark Cajun Craze, Light Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Come To Gather Ribbon Combo
Tools:  Gathered Leaves Dies, Ornate Frames Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Let’s admit it. We’ve all done it. We’ve all had a moment where we realized that someone’s Birthday just happened and we forgot about it. Just because you forgot to give a card by their Birthday doesn’t mean you can’t send them belated well-wishes. This card is fun to color and I added Wink of Stella for a glittery effect that will still make them smile…even if it is a day or three late.

 

Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Moments, Swirly Frames
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Ivory, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Gather Together for a Harvest Hello Sneak Peek

Welcome to my happy place! I adore all things fall – sweater weather, pumpkins, Halloween movies, Thanksgiving, all the vibrant colors of the falling leaves. If Michigan could be submersed in autumn all year long, I would be such a happy person!  I am thrilled to share a sneak peek from the 2019 Holiday catalog that features two Harvest-themed sets plus an awesome Apple Builder punch that does double-duty as both an apple and a pumpkin!

I started this card by layering a couple of the Stitched Rectangles to make a frame. When I popped it up with foam tape, I made sure to leave a small space for the twine so there wouldn’t be a bump from the thickness of the twine. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front and the pumpkin and stem are stamped and punched out, while I fussy-cut the leaf. The pumpkin is popped up on Dimensionals. I finished off the front by using my bone folder to curl the twine the same way you use scissors to curl ribbon. Love it!

Gather Together for a Harvest Hello Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Gather Together, Harvest Hellos
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Love:  Nature’s Twine
Tools:  Bone Folder, Apple Builder Punch, Stitched Rectangles

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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