Birthday Frenzy Twist

The minute I saw the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in the newest Annual Catalog, I knew I had to have it. The shiny foil accents were all the incentive I needed to hoard it. Well, I say, “No more!” Why keep all this gorgeous paper to myself?  It needs to be shared to bring smiles to others.  I have made a personal pledge to #cutitdonthoardit with all my DSP…join me!

Birthday Frenzy Twist

Stamp Set:  Balloon Celebration
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Foil Frenzy Specialty
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist
Lovelies: Black Metallic Thread
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping!
Holiday Catalog

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Birthday Balloons for Mo

My oldest child turned 22 last week. What a sobering thought! Just because he’s grown, though, doesn’t mean he can’t get a fun Birthday card, right? It’s so hard to strike a balance of masculine yet fun, but the Celebrations Duo embossing folder that says “HAPPY” looks like a perfect fit! It’s hard to tell, but those circles you see are not all layers. I punched out a 2 ½” circle from the Tangerine Tango layer, embossed it, then glued it on. This allows the Early Espresso to show through from the card base. The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the 2” Circle Punch and glued inside that. This keeps the card from becoming too bulky. It also conserves cardstock, as I now have a 2 ½” circle of Tangerine Tango that I can use on another card! Bonus tip: I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment apart so I could easily stamp just “Birthday” on the front.

Birthday Balloons for Mo

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebrations, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch (non SU), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Painted Harvest – More Than Sunflowers

I was so excited perusing through the new Holiday Catalog…and immediately fell in love with the gorgeous hand-painted style of the sunflowers in the Painted Harvest set. I simply HAD to have it! Imagine my happiness when I started seeing people posting samples with non-traditional colors!?! I decided to try a combo using bright, fun, summery colors…and I am thrilled with the final outcome!

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After stamping my flowers, I began to assemble my card. To my surprise, I realized I used colors in which I did not have any matching ribbon. So, I pulled an oldie-but-goodie technique out of the bag and colored the White Bakers Twine with Berry Burst ink! I stamped a flower in both the corner of the envelope and the inside layer. Try not to smile when you look at these flowers!

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Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest, Rose Wonder, #imbringingbirthdaysback
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Painted Harvest - More than Sunflowers
The catalog will be released to customers on September 1st! So exciting!

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Spotlight on Shimmery Black

I am fully in love this the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. It is so vibrant and makes me happy! I am also fully in love with the current trend that features accents of black and decided to focus on this gorgeous 3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon. I wanted one more little pop of black, so I used a cotton swab dipped into Staz-on Jet Black permanent ink and dabbed the color onto our Rhinestone Basic Jewels. It dried quickly and makes the perfect accent. I am quite pleased with the aesthetics of this card!

Spotlight on Shimmery Black

Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Staz-on Jet Black
Lovelies:  3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Annual Catalog Cover

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Strongman for the Boss-Man

After a quite amusing conversation with my boss a few days back, I knew this strongman stamp from Guy Greetings would be perfect for his Birthday card. And boy, was I right! He got quite a chuckle from it and I’m still laughing, too!

Strongman for the Boss-Man

Stamp Set: Guy Greetings
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso
Lovelies:  Embossing Paste, Linen Thread, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Angled Tag Topper Punch (retired)

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Sweet Elegant Twist of Watercolor Wings

I am beside myself with happiness over the new Embossing Paste!  It is so easy to use and a little bit goes a long way! I used about 1 Tablespoon of paste mixed with 2 drops of Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink Refill and was able to create 10 card fronts! I was struggling to figure out what colors I wanted to use, so I consulted a handy website called My Create Ink to randomly select my color combination using the Color Lab. It’s an awesome, free site that you can browse color combinations or select one, two, or three colors and let it generate additional colors. I selected Elegant Eggplant and let it come up with combinations for me to choose from. It’s super fun!  http://colorlab.mycreateink.com/
Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist
Sweet Elegant Twist of Wings

Stamp Set:  Watercolor Wings
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies:  Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Embossing Paste
Tools:  Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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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