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

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Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

Sorry it’s been a couple weeks since my last post, but I was lucky enough to have my son home for 10 days for Christmas and I enjoyed all my time with him. I’ll be sharing the card I tucked into his backpack with you tomorrow. It’s pretty darn funny.

I finally inked up the beautiful stamps in the Flowering Desert set last night. I have never lived in a desert region, nor have I ever visited a desert region, but I am always drawn to desert style stamps. There’s something about the loneliness and isolation a desert represents that makes me wistful for quiet and peace. As soon as my eyes gazed upon page 29 in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, I knew this stamp set would be the first one I ordered. Flowering Desert SetThe Soft Suede layer is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. It does just what the name implies – creates a subtle texture that is so pleasing to the eye. This set will be available beginning January 3, 2019 so get your wish list ready!

Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

I am also loving the trio of colors I chose for this card. The Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede are quiet and soft…and then Melon Mambo comes along for an awesome pop of color to brighten everything up!

Mambo Pear Suede

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Flowering Desert
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Lovelies: Glitter Enamel Dots, Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend

I was so excited to discover that my pre-order would be delivered a day early! As soon as I got home from work yesterday, I dug in to check out all the fun goodies…and I was not disappointed! All products from the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure will be available beginning January 3, 2019. Here are the stamp sets I received today:

Preorder Stamp Sets
The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper is bold, bright, and perfectly happy.  I must admit that I have not reached for the Pineapple Punch cardstock in a few months. But with it being a main color in the DSP, I quickly reached for it and I’m so glad I did.  I decided to make 3 cards using the same colors. You’ll get to see the other two in the next two days.

Calypso Pineapple Mambo
Today’s card features a large sentiment from the Life Is Grand set. The set is a DistINKtive set, which means the ink stamps in different intensities to allow for the look of shadowing and natural shading. Simply perfect! Here’s the card:

Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend
I want you to look closely at the die cutting…the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits emboss the stitching on both the die cut as well as the negative. I took a side photo, hoping that you can see that I die cut out the larger rectangle from the DSP before adhering it to the card. I then die cut out the sentiment with the next size smaller rectangle and popped it up on Dimensionals.

Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend Close Up
Rectangle Stitched Framelits
I added Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon. It’s like the chameleon of ribbon as the striping makes it look like Melon Mambo on this card. I then finished it off  with the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. It was a quick and job since I used the Take Your Pick Tool to easily pick up one at a time and pop them on with glue dots. Love!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Life is Grand
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Take Your Pick Tool

Stay tuned to see the other two cards in upcoming posts. In the meantime, I’ll be working on more cards that feature both upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-Bration products! I think my next batch will include the Sale-a-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack that is FREE with a product order of $50. Yes! You’ll receive all 5 colors!

Preorder SAB Ribbon
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Blushing Bride Tulips

Oh my! I’ve made a few cards already using the new Varied Vases stamp set (you can see them here and here)…but this is the first time using the coordinating punch! These little tulips are just darling and the Mini Dimensionals fit perfectly on them. Everything mini is automatically adorable and this sweet little 3” x 3” card epitomizes it. The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle to save you 10% starting June 1st. Counting down the days!

Blushing Bride Tulips
Here are some alternate views to try and show the tulip and vase popped up with the Dimensionals. It’s so hard to capture!

Tulip Assortment

Stamp Set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Silver & Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Vases Builder Punch

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Eclectic Threading for SUOC197

I had just been looking through some previous posts and came across this one that I did threading on. I just love the effect. I wanted to feature threading on another card and decided the Stampin’ Up Only Challenge #197 Favorite Florals (SUOC197) would be the perfect opportunity. Their challenge is to use a floral set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. You can visit their page and play along, too!  The card just started flowing along and before I knew it, there wasn’t any actual stamping on it! A sentiment banner saves the day!

Eclectic Threading

Stamp Set:  Oh So Eclectic
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

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Hello Sunshine Strawberry

The tiny fruits in the Tutti Frutti Suite on pages 28-29 of the Occasions catalog are beyond stinkin’ cute! We all know mini-sized things are automatically adorable, but these are ridiculous! I am so glad I got the set with the matching punches and Designer Series Paper. Love Love Love! I made 3” x 3” little thank you cards for my club members that I slipped in with their orders this past week. So cute, I can’t stand it!!!

Hello Sunshine Strawberry

Stamp Sets:  Fruit Basket, Sunshine Sayings
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tutti Frutti Stack
Ink:  Garden Green, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Brights Enamel Shapes
Tools:  1” Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

Tutti Frutti Suite

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Dragonfly Thoughts

Here’s an encore using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle and some lovely accessories.  This is a “Thinking of You” card that I’m sending to a long-distance friend. I hope it puts a smile on her face!

dragonfly-thoughts-1

I die cut the intricate dragonfly die in blushing bride. Layered behind it is the dragonfly’s wings that are stamped in Sahara Sand. Then I used the “Rock n Roll” technique to roll the bottom of the stamp along the Soft Sky ink pad. Makes for a lovely, muted background behind the intricate one.

dragonfly-thoughts-2

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Wherever You Go
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Falling in Love
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread, Fancy Frost Sequins, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon, Silver 1/8” Ribbon
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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