Delicate Birthday Blossoms

And today’s card is the second one I had my fun group of ladies at church make. This one features the Emboss Resist Technique.  It was more involved, which is why the entire class ended up being about 3 hours. Bless them for putting up with me for that long! I had them emboss the Delicate Details stamps in white and then use sponge daubers to add color. I also had them use the daubers to add a little bit of Peekaboo Peach to the Daffodil Delight flowers on the front. So bright and springy!

Delicate Birthday Blossoms

Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms, Delicate Details
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Lovelies: Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Sponge Daubers, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Swirly Wink of Thanks

I decided to make my club order thank you cards with the Swirly Bird bundle. It’s my first time of using the stamp set and matching dies. O-M-Goodness! Such an adorable set!  I’ve been making so many Thanksgiving and Christmas cards lately, I wanted something flowery, with spring-y colors. The color combo I went with is perfect and the Wink of Stella on the flowers and leaves give them a lovely, subtle glimmer, too. I think my favorite stamp in the set is that uber cute little Daffodil swirl that I put on the cards and the matching envelopes!

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Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, B.Y.O.P.
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Fancy Frost Sequins, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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Shimmery Watercolor Butterfly

I decided to try something different today. I watercolored Flirty Flamingo ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I used an Aqua Painter to first cover the entire piece of cardstock in water.  Then I brushed the ink in a sweeping motion onto the cardstock. After it dried, I die cut the butterflies. They turned out exactly as I hoped!  If you decide to give it a try, be sure to use a shim for your Big Shot sandwich – the Shimmery White must be slightly thinner than the standard cardstock. My sandwich was (from bottom to top): Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, cardstock, die, shim (scrap piece of cardstock), standard cutting pad.

Shimmery Butterfly

I wish you could see it in real life. You can see the shimmer on the whole butterfly – as if it was covered in Wink of Stella. Here’s a close up that might help a little:

Shimmer Butterfly Close Up

So, what do you think? I’ll definitely use this technique again!

Stamp Set: Thoughts & Banners
Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Lovelies:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Butterflies Thinlits, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

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Seaside Fun!

My beautiful man in brown delivered my fun box today! Lots of fun stamp sets, Designer Series paper, tools and embellishments from the new Annual Catalog! Here’s a fun card that showcases all the new 2016-2018 In Colors. I decided to feature a couple items from the By The Shore suite (pages 92-93).  I’m sure I’ll be sharing more cards using this super fun suite!  Another super-convenient tool used on this card are the Layering Squares Framelits.  Look closely…you can see a tiny rim of itty bitty scallops around the squares. Love! I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of this Seaside embossing folder, too. Love the flowing lines…great for “sea” scenes as well as providing the illusion of motion for lots of other card backgrounds.

Seaside

Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Seaside Shore
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo
Lovelies:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon
Tools:  Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Squares Framelits

I hope you get a chance to do some Happy Stamping soon!

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Oh Happy Day! Club Thank You Cards

My club members’ orders were delivered yesterday by that beautiful man in brown…and I happily settled in to my crafting area to make their Thank You cards. I don’t know how it is for you, but stamping relaxes me so much and simply makes me happy 🙂  I decided to make 3” x 3” cards so I could use the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and make matching envelopes. I added gold metallic thread and sequin trim for sparkle…and they turned out super cute!  The only problem I had was deciding which sentiment to use in Thoughtful Banners – there are so many! And I just love the fact that the stamp set is photopolymer. I was able to bend the words into a curved shape so it would nicely fit the banners.  Another bonus to the clear photopolymer is that I had punched out 3 of the banners and then decided I wanted to stamp the outline on them. No sweat! Since I can see right through the stamps, there was no problem lining them up!  Love that we can buy the stamp set and punch together as a bundle and save 10%, too!

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Oh, Happy Day!

 

Thoughtful Banners

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette DSP Stack
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of this new product! All new products are available to purchase when the new catalog goes live on June 1st! Squeals!  Soooo close! Happy Stamping!

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Painter’s Thoughtful Wishes – Sneak Peek!

My beautiful man in brown (UPS driver) brought me a box today. Now, this was no ordinary box. It was a Stampin’ Up box. And this was no ordinary Stampin’ Up box. THIS WAS MY PRE-ORDER BOX! This innocuous box contained all the NEW 2016-2018 IN COLORS ink, cardstock and ribbon along with some stamp sets, a punch and Designer Series Paper!  All these items AND MORE will be available for you to purchase starting June 1st.  In the meantime, have a look-see at the 5 fun Birthday cards I made this evening that showcase the GORGEOUS new In Colors:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum! Notice the adorable scalloped square that the sentiment is layered on. Stampin’ Up has introduced new layering framelits that have both straight edges and scalloped edges. Love!  The paper stack, washi tape and Painter’s Palette stamp set are all part of the Playful Palette Suite of perfectly coordinated products. The adorable banner on the top left is an awesome bundle of the Thoughtful Banners and Duet Banner punch. This is what I love so dearly about Stampin’ Up! Everything goes together like tofu and nooch!

Painters Palette 1

Painters Palette 2

Stamp Sets: Painter’s Palette, Thoughtful Banners, Endless Wishes (sentiment inside cards)
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette DSP Stack
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies: In Colors 3/8” Ruched Ribbon, Layering Squares Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Playful Palette Washi Tape (inside cards), Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Sponge Daubers, Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of this new product! All new products are available to purchase when the new catalog goes live on June 1st! Happy Stamping!

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