Layers of Kitty Hellos

Aren’t these kitties just too cute? It’s one of those stamp sets I rarely turn to. Why? I have no idea. These kitties make me smile. I used some retired (ret) Designer Series Paper that I was hoarding and the card came together quite quickly. I couldn’t decide which color I liked best for the kitties, so I tried out a few options. I’m leaning towards the gray, but would’ve liked it a little lighter. You can’t see it in the photo, but all the flowers have Wink of Stella on them. The shimmer is so pretty in real life. Next time I feel like coloring, I will dust off the coordinating set Bella & Friends and color in some cute puppies!

Layers of Kitty Hellos
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Pretty Kitty
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Painted Seasons (ret)
Ink:  Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Ivory, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Banner Punch (ret), Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Labels Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just a few days until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Classic Class of 2019

I was commissioned to make a card for a college graduate. Back when my middle child graduated High School, Stampin’ Up! offered a “Class of 2015” stamp. Obviously after using it for that occasion, it started collecting dust. I spied it and thought, “Hey! I should cut the stamp apart!” And that is what I did. I finally thought outside the box. I also decided to use gold foil for the year and I think it is a great fit with this card. I used a little-known die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection that cuts a series of small circles. Using this on the gold foil paper made the circles look like metal brads and I just love the effect! The Take Your Pick Tool was a lifesaver in picking up those little circles and placing them on the glue dots.

Classic Class of 2019
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Class of 2015
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Gold Foil
Ink:  Night of Navy
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Large Numbers Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Take Your Pick Tool

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just a few days until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Peacocks & Polka Dots

Here’s another sneak peek for you – the Woven Heirlooms stamp set, Pretty Peacock Cardstock and Ink, and 2019-2021 Designer Series Paper Stack will be available beginning June 4, 2019 when the new Annual Catalog goes live. You can see this pretty card for yourself if you attend my open house on June 17th, so be sure to mark your calendars!

Peacocks & Polka Dots
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Woven Heirlooms
Cardstock:  Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2019-2021 In Color Stack
Ink:  Pretty Peacock
Lovelies:  Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
Tools:  Delicate Lace Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just 6 days until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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#JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics

The Facebook group I belong to, The Joy of Sets, has a fun monthly Tic Tac Toe challenge blog (check it out here) and this time around, I actually achieved TWO rows! I was having a difficult time trying to decide what to do at first. But once I decided to stop overthinking it, it just started to flow. I love all the layers on this card and how there is such depth – some things are popped up on one Dimensional, some on two and the shaker component is made with the Foam Adhesive Strips. I can’t stop shaking it – I love the sound of the diamonds in it! Interactive shaker cards are the best!

Here’s the #JOSTTT005 May Challenge:JOSTTT005 Challenge

I did Green-Flowers-Stripes and Stripes-Blue-Emboss and I’m feeling so accomplished!

JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Front
JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Side
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Birthdays, Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Lovelies:  Diamonds (Dollar Tree)
Tools:  Banner Punch (retired), Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Tropical Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform , Sponge Daubers

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Woven Heirlooms Sneak Peek

To say I’m in love with the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper is an understatement. This color combination conjures up fond memories of my grandparents. As a teen, I would spend almost every weekend at their house. If you walked into my Grandfather’s bedroom or bathroom, you would be surrounded in shades of Seaside Spray. If you walked into my Grandmother’s, you would be immersed in shades of Rococo Rose. These two new 2019-2021 In Colors evoke so much nostalgia, you’ll probably be seeing a lot more of them in upcoming samples. Scroll down to see all five of the new In Colors. I stamped the sentiment from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set in Terracotta Tile. I used 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots for a little sparkle. The pièce de résistance is the exquisite Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon. All of these lovely items will be available to purchase when the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live on June 4th. Mark your calendars for the evening of Monday, June 17th if you’d like to see this card in person!

Woven Heirlooms Sneak Peek

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Woven Heirlooms
Cardstock:  Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Woven Threads
Ink: Terracotta Tile
Lovelies:  Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon, 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

2019-2021 In Colors

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Stitched Lace Die & a Butterfly

Sorry about my absence on here…I had a visit from an awesome person that I don’t get to see very often. His arrival even trumped me opening an Annual Catalog pre-order box!  Today’s card is so simple, but looks stunning with the new Stitched Lace Dies that I know you will want – and you can get your hands on them when the catalog goes live on June 4th. Or, for even more fun, mark your calendar for my Annual Catalog Kick-Off Open House on Monday, June 17th and you can see it in real life. I’ll have more details for you coming up.

So back to this die set. It has one piece that is 5 7/8” x 4 5/16”, which will cover a complete card front. Then, there is an awesome second piece in which you can cut the scalloped shape shorter, either vertically or horizontally. When I made this card, the row I die cut out became a pretty doily style strip that I’ll use on another card. Oh my! And it even has a coordinating stamp set!

This card also uses a new 2019-2021 In Color called Rococo Rose. (Hunter said it sounded like a rapper’s name…hahahaha!) I love how soft and muted it is. So pretty in real life. (Please note the ink color and cardstock color are the same. Unfortunately, I am terrible at taking pictures. I definitely need Sydney’s camera skills.)  I also used the Butterfly Duet Punch and coordinating Butterfly Gala stamp set that were introduced in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. Perfect Simplicity!

Stitched Lace Die and Butterflies

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Butterfly Gala
Cardstock:  Rococo Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rococo Rose, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Butterfly Duet Punch, Stitched Lace Dies, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Silly for Spinners

As the day of the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog release approaches, it’s always bittersweet. I am super excited for all the new colors and products, but also a little forlorn thinking about products past. I needed to make some Birthday cards for kids and I really like to have some kind of interactive element to them. Hunter suggested I make spinner cards. I hadn’t used my spinner pieces in years! I decided to brush off several retired items to make these cards and I’m so glad I did. I’m having a hard time not keeping one for myself just to fiddle with!

Be sure to click below for the lists of retiring products from the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog so you don’t miss out on something fantastic!

Silly for Spinners

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Take a Spin*
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango*, Tempting Turquoise*, Emerald Envy*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday*
Ink: Tempting Turquoise*
Lovelies: Game Spinners*
Tools:  Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just over 5 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Gingham Easter Lilies

I had to wait to share this until after Easter so that the people receiving them wouldn’t see them ahead of time. Even though Easter is over, you can still make these cards…just change the sentiment to whatever you need. Even though some of these products are from Sale-a-Bration and are no longer available, I know several people that have these items. If you weren’t able to get your hands on them, you can always substitute with products you already have.

Gingham Easter Lilies
I have always loved the look of vellum on cards. So reminiscent of the cards I used to receive as a child from my mother. She knew how much I loved the crinkly sound of it. These cards use the soft, pretty colors from the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack (available in the Occasions catalog) as my inspiration. I glued the lilies and sentiment onto the vellum, then placed adhesive onto the back of the vellum on the spots where the lilies and sentiments are. This way, when gluing the vellum layer onto the DSP, no adhesive shows through. I hope everyone liked the colors I chose for them!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lasting Lily (SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB)
Tools:   Small Oval Punch*, Lily Framelits Dies (SAB), Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

SAB – Sale-a-Bration Retired Product
*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just about 6 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

I had been eyeing the Classic Garage suite in the Occasions Catalog on pages 42-43 ever since I first perused the catalog last fall. I wanted it…then talked myself out of it…but I wanted it…then talked myself out of it… You get the drift, right?  Tokyo Drift…hahahaha I’m so punny! (That’s for all my Fast & the Furious fans.) Oh my! I digress! Anyway, I thought the Joy Fold layout would be great for this suite and I was right. The gas can is held down by Dimensionals on the right side of it so the yellow DSP layer with the gears and car on it tuck into the side of it to keep the card closed. Super fun, great masculine card. This one is being sent to a special little guy turning 10 this week. I think he’ll like it.

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card Opening
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Classic Garage 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide
Tools:  Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Rectangles Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Vintage Happy Birthday with Ranger UTEP

Vintage Happy Birthday

Hmmm…what is UTEP you might be asking yourself as you scratch your head. Well, let me tell you! It stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and it gives the same effect that Crystal Effects used to! I discovered this awesome product while watching a card making video. The powder has large crystals, so it can be a little messy…just remember to heat from the underside so the crystals don’t fly away! It’s a Ranger product and I was able to find it at Michael’s craft store.
Ranger UTEP
It’s a beautiful effect on the Happy Birthday Thinlits die. I made this card for a certain daughter who loves photography and aquamarine shades. I felt like going with a little vintage feel. I think she liked it.

Vintage Happy Birthday Ranger EP

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Traveler*, Solar & Lunar (Prima Stamps)
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  DCWV Stack (JoAnn’s)
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Pool Party Thick Baker’s Twine*
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (Ranger), Heat Tool

*Retired Product

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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