Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone

Today’s card has an adorable little mouse holding a “heal-ium” filled balloon (that is the sentiment stamped inside). I just adore the Special Someone stamp set in the 2020 Spring Mini catalog. It also has a raccoon and a squirrel. It’s a two-step stamp set, so you can use a darker ink for the outline detailing and a lighter shade to color the inside quickly and easily. You could also choose to stamp the outline and color in the images with watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Blends. Lots of coloring options. I also adore these shades of purple and I hope the recipient likes them, too!

Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone
Special Someone Stamp SetCard Recipe
Stamp Set:  Special Someone
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
DSP:  Brights 6×6 Collection
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Stitched So Sweetly Dies

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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

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Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 3

Today’s card features the sad, upside down turtle from the Back On Your Feet stamp set on page 83 of the Annual Catalog. Yesterday’s card featured a poor little sloth, which you can see here. Card 1 from two days ago is a giraffe tied in a knot. You can see that card here. I can commiserate with this little turtle. Sometimes we get turned upside down and all we can do is SIGH. He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I thought the Arrows Embossing Folder was a good match for this card. I love the greens and browns together and enjoyed dusting off some retired Always Artichoke cardstock and ink and a super old roll of Old Olive ribbon.

Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 3
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke (retired), Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Always Artichoke (retired), Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Love:  Old Olive Striped Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Arrows Embossing Folder (retired)

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Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 2

Today’s card features the poor little sloth from the Back On Your Feet stamp set on page 83 of the Annual Catalog. Yesterday’s card featured a giraffe tied in a knot. You can see that card here. Tomorrow’s card will have the upside down turtle. This sad, hurt little sloth can’t make it out of his little tree. Poor thing! He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder is embossed on the Old Olive layer. It coordinates perfectly with the leaves on the stamp as well as the wooden leaves from the Sale-a-Bration Butterfly Elements that were available at the beginning of this year.

Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 2
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate
Love:  Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (retired), Butterfly Elements (SAB, retired)
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder

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Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 1

Who doesn’t love a sweet card when you’re feeling down, under the weather, or have an owie? The Back On Your Feet stamp set on page 83 of the Annual Catalog fits almost any situation. There’s a tied up giraffe, hurt sloth and upside down turtle. I’ll be sharing cards made with the sloth and turtle in the next two days, but for now, here’s the poor little giraffe. He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I thought it would be cute to add the braided linen trim to correlate to the knot. It’s difficult to see in the photo, but I also used the Subtle Embossing Folder on the black layer. Just look at that face – so sad! This could definitely cheer someone up!

Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 1
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Bronze, Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Soft Suede
Love:  Best Route Enamel Shapes (retired), 3/16” Braided Linen Trim
Tools:  Subtle Embossing Folder

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Quick and Easy Get Well Butterflies

Today’s card is super quick and easy with pretty die cutting details and wooden butterfly embellishments that I colored in Rich Razzleberry with a sponge dauber.

quickandeasygetwellbutterflies
The Butterfly Elements are another option in the Sale-a-Bration brochure…free with a $50 purchase. You receive 84 pieces that you can leave as is, or color with ink like I did! They coordinate beautifully with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (also a Sale-a-Bration choice) as well as the Gingham Gala suite on pages 34-35 in the Occasions Catalog. So fun!

ginghamgalasuite
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Floral Romance Specialty
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Butterfly Elements (SAB)
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Sponge Dauber

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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Lasting Lily Wishing You Well

Tomorrow is the big day! All the items I’ve been sharing with you from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure will be available to you! Today’s sneak peek is the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Lasting Lily. This 16 piece photopolymer set is part of Stampin’ Up!’s DistINKtive stamps line, which have the unique ability to apply color in differing degrees so one stamp shows many shades. They are so pretty! Most items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure are free with a $50 product purchase. But because this is a larger stamp set, you can earn it with a $100 purchase. It is so worth it – there are two different lilies with stems and leaves as well as 10 sentiments! I will be using this set for my Easter cards this year.

Lasting Lily Wishing You Well
Lasting Lily Stamp Set
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lasting Lily
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Today is your last day to order from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog and Annual Catalog PDFs. So much creativity and fun!

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Frosted Healing Hugs

I had debated back and forth about the Frosted Floral suite in the Holiday Catalog on pages 36 – 37. It is so pretty. But I have so many flower stamp sets already. But it is so pretty. Oh boy…this is how my mind works, people. After seeing so many beautiful samples online, I decided I simply had to have it. And by that, I mean the entire suite. Because no one wants regrets once it’s too late, right?  So here we have a pretty, bright cheerful Get Well card. The sentiments from the Healing Hugs set are perfect. I love the font with the flowers. And does the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper look a little…uh…fuzzy and frosty in the photo? That’s because there is a shimmer beyond gorgeous on it that the camera cannot do justice to!

Frosted Healing Hugs

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: First Frost, Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Frosted Floral Specialty
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Fresh Fig
Lovelies: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Pearlized Doilies, Tranquil Tide ¼” Velvet Ribbon
Tools:  Lakeside Framelits, Snowfall Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Bushel of Healing Hugs

There’s a sweet lady I know that, unfortunately, needed surgery. Before I even sat down at my craft table to create her a card, I knew I wanted to use the Healing Hugs stamp set. I also knew I wanted the rose to be stamped in Blueberry Bushel. I was inspired by a bold card I had spotted online. I decided to pair it with a very pale green for the leaves to help intensify the already brilliant blue. I had just received the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder from my beautiful man in brown (UPS driver) earlier that day and thought it would be just lovely as the background texture.

Bushel of Healing Hugs

I colored the Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker. Usually I struggle to remove the jewels with my paper snips or paper piercer, trying to make sure the adhesive on the back comes off with the jewels and doesn’t stick to the paper backing. Let’s talk about this for just a moment. This time, I used the new Take Your Pick tool and it was a dream! This new multipurpose tool includes a piercer, stylus and putty to pick up small items…and a spatula! The spatula slipped right under my pearls and I am tickled pink! You simply MUST get one! Here’s a quick 3 minute YouTube video that shows all the bells and whistles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nihh0cc81pU&feature=youtu.be

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam
Stampin’ Write Blends:  Dark Night of Navy
Lovelies: 1/8” Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Take Your Pick, Stampin’ Spritzer, Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

I am diligently working on samples for my upcoming Catalog Kick-Off Party (June 23) and I just had to share this one now. I usually use blues and violets when I color in birds, but Hunter suggested orange and yellow. This is one of the things I love about crafting – if one person doesn’t think of something, another person will! I am very happy with how this turned out. The Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers work beautifully to color and shade for a more realistic look. The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits make layering everything a breeze. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really makes a bold statement on the layering piece of Old Olive. And the pièce de résistance is the shimmery Wink of Stella on the bird, flowers and leaves!

Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

Here’s a close up of the shimmer Wink of Stella. It’s so hard to capture on film:
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Close Up
And here’s a close up of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It creates the most lovely, deep impressions. Just a quick spritz of water on your cardstock before you run it through the Big Shot will keep the cardstock from cracking.
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Leaves Close Up

Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella Clear
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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