Jar of Flowers for Mother’s Day

It’s pretty obvious who this card was given to today. My mother is a wonderful woman that is always there for me. I love her tremendously! She bought me the Jar of Love bundle for Christmas last year, so I thought it would be fun to use it for her. Yellow, green and blue are her favorite colors and I threw a splash of pink in there for good measure. It was a little time consuming with all the die cutting, but she is totally worth it!

Jar of Flowers for Mother's Day

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Stack
Ink:  Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Banner Blessings Sticky Note Calendars

Every time my stamping club, The emBOSSing Queens, meet, I like to give them a thank you gift. Each November, it inevitably ends up being something I can put a calendar on. This year is no exception! The hardest part, for me, is deciding on the sentiment to use. As I was looking through all my sets for an appropriate one that fits throughout the whole year, I happened upon Banner Blessings. I haven’t used it in a while, but it was a great fit for my club ladies. And bonus – you can score it for half price in the clearance section, while supplies last!  These are so quick and easy to make. It takes just 2 pieces to make the base – 4 ¼” x 11” and 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. I found the easiest visual online at:  http://www.cardcreationsbybeth.com/2009_11_01_archive.html

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All the sticky-note calendars use Banner Blessing photopolymer stamp set, layering ovals framelits dies, assorted 3” x 3” sticky notes, and the large size calendars from www.vippies.com.

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Designer Series Paper: By the Shore
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mint Macaron

Designer Series Paper: Fruit Stand
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Cucumber Crush
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Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Designer Series Paper: Fruit Stand
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz

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Hummingbird Thank You

I always like to include a card with orders I receive.  I wanted to do a soft, CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I settled on the Picture Perfect stamp set.  It’s been collecting dust because doing 4-step stamping can be very intimidating. They are by no means perfect, but I think the hummingbird is lovely. It is perfectly sized on the Whisper White Notecards, which are 5″ x 3/5″.  I love the hazy effect of sponging Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz for the background. The colors I used for each of the steps are:
1. Smoky Slate
2. Wild Wasabi
3. Marina Mist (stamped off once)
4. Marina Mist

Hummingbird Thank You

Stamp Set: Picture Perfect, Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes

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Old & New – Thank You!

I always include a little Thank You card in my Club members’ orders when I deliver them. I appreciate all my ladies!  Today’s thank you card is adorably sized using Stampin’ Up!’s convenient Crumb Cake Notecards. They are 5″ x 3.5″.  Featured on the card is a wonderful new bundle – Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set with the Flourish Thinlits – pure love! I wanted a vintage/collage style and the Timeless Textures Stamp Set makes it work.  I added a quick stamp of leaves from the Flourishing Phrases set on the envelope to pull it all together.  The Layering Ovals Framelits are adorable with the tiny little scallop for the layer.  I hope they like it!

Club Thank You

Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases, Timeless Textures
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake Notecards, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Tangelo Twist*
Lovelies:  Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Bohemian Designer Washi Tape*, Subtles Candy Dots*, Brights Candy Dots*
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

*denotes retired product

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Peachy “Orange Peel” Technique

I have been so anxious to share this card with all of you! So, this is the “Orange Peel” technique that Stampin’ Up shared at Convention:

  1. Stamp your design on Watercolor Paper.
  2. Using a Stampin’ Spritzer, lightly spritz with plain water. Just 2 or 3 full spritzes unless you want the colors to run more.
  3. Pour on Clear Embossing Powder and shake off the excess. Since we’re covering the entire piece, there is no need for the Embossing Buddy.
  4. Using the Heat Tool on the high setting, melt the embossing powder. Hold the heat tool at an angle and you can see the ripples forming!

Peach Card

Peach Sneak Peek

As a few of my club members mentioned, this technique is perfect for water! I can’t wait to try that next!

Stamp Set: Fresh Fruit
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White (inside panel)
Specialty Paper:  Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Gray
Lovelies:  2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape
Tools:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Layering Circle Framelits, Banner Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin Spritzer, Big Shot, Heat Tool

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Waterfall by the Seaside

I am in constant giggles over the fun fish in this Seaside Shore stamp set. And to think it wasn’t on my radar until my mom was leafing through the Annual Catalog and came across the By the Shore Suite (pages 92-93). She took one look and exclaimed, “Oh! I really like this!” So, using any excuse to buy more products, I decided I should get it…just for Mom, of course.

I adore making waterfall cards, so that is what I chose to make for a swap I signed up to do. The requirement was to make a “WOW” card…either a fancy fold or technique. Waterfalls are definitely fancy folds! If you’d like directions on how to make your own, check out the instructions at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/

Waterfall by the Seaside

Stamp Set: Seaside Shore
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, 1/8” Circle Punch, Mini Stapler

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Fruitful Birthday

Today’s card features some scrumptious Designer Series Paper – Fruit Stand. It’s part of the Fruit Stand suite on pages 148-149 of the Annual Catalog. The coordinating stamp set has 24 stamps – both multiple fruits as well as sweet sentiments. Looking at this card makes me crave some juicy strawberries…better get to the local farm stand soon!

Fruitful Birthday

Stamp Set: Fresh Fruit
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Fruit Stand
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Label Punch

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