Garden Impressions Day 1

While the month of July is Stampin’ Up!’s buy 3 get 1 free promotion for select Designer Series Paper, I thought it would be the perfect time to show some cards that focus on the bold, bright punch of color in the Garden Impressions stack. I’ll share more in the coming days.

Garden Impressions Day 1
This card makes me smile just looking at it, as it takes me back to my Junior High School days. Back then, I loved to sew and make my own clothes. With the joys of Pinterest, I was actually able to find the exact Butterick pattern that I had. And, with it being the 80’s, you know it was all about mixing and matching bold, bright gorgeous colors just like the ones featured in this card. Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with me!

Butterick PatternStamp Set:  Rooted in Nature
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Pacific Point
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:

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Mirror Image Technique with Feathered Friends

One of my Stamp Club members asked for me to teach them the Mirror Image Technique. If you know me, then you know I went on a YouTube viewing frenzy trying to find the best way to create a mirror image of a stamp…and it paid off! After hours of pouring through different technique videos and trying each one out myself, I finally found the one that produces the best image transfer. A huge thank you to France Martin for this video: https://youtu.be/j4uwbKN7TIU

I decided to have my clubbies do the mirror image with the birds from Bella & Friends. The smaller parrot was part of the stamp that includes the dog with the balloon, so I confidently cut the stamp apart so I could have the little bird separate (see the cutting line in my photo below). So much easier! I used to be scared to cut my stamps apart…but now I rarely hesitate.

Bella Stamp Set

I knew I wanted to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack and I wanted summery, fun colors. Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party were super fun together and make a very cheerful all-occasion card. I’m so glad we have Stampin’ Blends in those same colors, too!

Mirror Image Featherd Friends

Tip of the Day: When using a Dynamic Embossing Folder, be sure to use a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly spritz both sides of cardstock with water before running it through the Big Shot. This step will prevent cracking of the cardstock from the deep impression.

Stamp Set:  Bella & Friends
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Faceted Dots
Tools:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stampin’ Spritzer

Give the Mirror Image Technique a try and let me know if you think it’s as easy as I do!

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Grapefruit Smiles

The sharpness of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (what a mouthful!) is simply stunning. I love that all the sheets are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. And, as long as you use a light hand, you can sponge or spritz any color you like on it. I decided to keep this one classy and clean with tone-on-tone layering of the delicious 2018-2020 In Color, Grapefruit Grove. The faux bow using coordinating 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect subtle embellishment beside the oval sentiment which is layered onto a scalloped oval in Grapefruit Grove. I popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and also popped up the full base layer with Dimensionals onto the card base. I am in love with this paper, stamp set and color!

Grapefruit Smiles
Stamp Set:  Detailed With Love
Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove
Lovelies:  1/8” Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Share What You Love – Showcasing Beautiful Day

I am excited to share another card showcasing the beautiful Designer Series Paper in the early release of the Share What You Love Suite along with a fun sentiment from the coordinating stamp set, Love What You Do. For more details on the bundles available now, see my previous post here.

I have taken this photo at a bit of an angle towards the window to try and capture the pearlized touches on the flowers. Squint and you can see it! I also used the silver flower embellishment that is available exclusively in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. It is so pretty!

Showcasing Beautiful Day
Stamp Set:  Love What You Do
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies: Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, Rich Razzleberry 1/4” Velvet Ribbon, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon
Tools:  Petals & More Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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Exciting Pre-Order Opportunity and Sharing Shimmering Flowers with Friends

I am so excited about the early release of the Share What You Love Suite! Stampin’ Up! is offering 3 bundles that you can purchase in May…one month before the catalog goes live, and there are some freebies involved, too! There’s one more super-special offer during May…keep scrolling to find out!

My favorite part of this suite is the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. There’s touches of pearlized beauty on these thick sheets and I cannot say enough about them! I kept today’s card simple, with just a touch of ribbon peeking through on the sides of the “friends” die from the Lovely Words Thinlits. I really wanted to emphasize the pearl accents on the paper. Love Love Love! I darkened the color on this photo so that it’s a little easier to see the pearlized flowers.

Sharing Shimmering Flowers with Friends

Stamp Set:  Love What You Do (inside sentiment)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Mint Macaron (inside sentiment)
Lovelies: 3/8” Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform


Here’s the “Just Getting Started” bundle, which is perfect for the new stamper. And you will receive the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes free!

Just Getting Started Bundle


Then, there’s the “A Little More, Please” bundle, which is perfect for avid stampers. With this purchase, you will receive both a pack of 40 Very Vanilla envelopes and the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit free!

A Little More Please Bundle


Oh, Boy…and then there’s the perfect bundle for people like me. It’s the “Gotta Have It All” bundle. With the purchase of this, you will receive a pack of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, AND the exclusive Statement of My Heart stamp!

Gotta Have It All Bundle


And the last, but certainly not least, special May pre-order is…the 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pad Bundle!!!In Color Bundle

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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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Message for Marcus

I had a wonderful time while Marcus was home last week. As always, his time home flies by way too quickly. He should have his new orders around the end of the summer, so that will most likely be the next time I’ll get to see him. I made this card while he was out with friends and slipped it into his Nintendo Switch case for him to find after he arrived back in upstate New York. Goodbyes are never easy.

Message for Marcus

Stamp Set:  Message in a Bottle
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Island Indigo
Lovelies:  Island Indigo Baker’s Twine*, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired product

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