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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Daisies by the Bay

Over and over I tell myself that I don’t need any more flower sets. But the new Daisy Lane stamp set kept calling my name. And for there to be two Daisy punches now just takes the cake! No…don’t get it!  But it’s so pretty! No…you don’t need more flowers! But there are TWO punches that match! Ugh. Yes. You know me too well. I am the happy owner of the Daisy Lane set as well as the punches and I have no regrets.

Daisies by the Bay
I have 6 awesome ladies that join me for stamping fun 7 times throughout the year (my stamp club) and I just knew we would be stamping daisies! The flowers are each stamped twice and punched out. Before gluing the two layers together, we used the Bone Folder to curl each petal downwards. The flowers are popped up on Dimensionals to keep the curl from going flat. Such a neat touch!

Daisy Petals
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Daisy Lane
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody
Lovelies:  Gold Faceted Gems
Tools:  Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Bone Folder

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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#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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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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Daffodil Delight Sympathy

It’s never enjoyable when you need a sympathy card. And, unfortunately, it’s been very difficult these past couple weeks as I’ve lost one family member and two church family members, along with a friend who also lost a close family member. I’ve had several cards to make, including this one that I made for my mother. She loves yellow and I thought this would bring a little love in her mailbox.

Daffodil Delight Sympathy

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Remarkable You*, Lasting Lily (SAB)
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Daffodil Delight Ribbon*, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder*, Big Shot

*Retired Product

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 Hop Around 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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Lovely Lattice in Bright Blends

What a fun, bright card today! I have been enjoying the Stampin’ Blends and I knew I wanted to color some cheerful flowers. This card features two items from the current Sale-a-Bration brochure – the Lovely Lattice stamp set and Highland Heather ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon bundle. I used an embossing folder I haven’t used in quite a long time – Garden Trellis. Sometimes I get so focused on the new items that I neglect items from the Annual catalog. I decided to finish it off with a triple bow using the Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon.
lovely lattice in bright blends
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lovely Lattice
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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