Glimmer of Sweet Sugarplum

I wanted the thank you cards for my club ladies to feature the awesome glimmer paper from the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) second release. I also thought it would be nice to feature one of the SAB stamp sets. Avant Garden was one of the sets that I had skimmed over, thinking “Do I really need another flower stamp?”. But after Hunter looked through the brochure, that was her first choice. So…as a good parent, I simply had to get it, right?  The cards I made are a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from Kylie Bertucci’s blog. She is so talented!  You can see her post here:  http://www.craftykylie.com/2017/02/kylies-international-highlights-winners.html

glimmer-of-sweet-sugarplum

Stamp Sets:  Avant Garden (SAB), Swan Lake (Occasions)
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White Notecards
Specialty Paper:  Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (SAB)
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Bow Builder Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

occasions-cover     occasions-2017

sab     sab_2017_us

sab-2nd-release-screen-shot     sab_2017_2nd-release_us

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Welcome Back Banner

A coworker had surgery and one of the ladies in her department asked me to make a card to welcome her back. I just love banners and I hadn’t broken in my Labeler Alphabet set yet, so I thought they’d make a great match. I wanted bright and cheerful and the Festive Birthday Suite was just the inspiration I needed. I hope she likes it!

welcome-back-banner

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebration, Birthday Fiesta, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Soft Dapper Star

I really love all the products in the Holiday Catalog. However, the minute I saw the Star of Light set, I knew that would be my all-time favorite. So, here is another card I put together as a sample for my club today.  I am a sucker for all shades of blue. It is my absolute favorite color and Dapper Denim and Soft Sky work beautifully together with the Starlight Thinlits dies. I decided to stamp the sentiment on Vellum, so the photo doesn’t do it justice. In real life, the sentiment is black, not the hazy gray from the photo. If you decide to do any stamping on Vellum, be sure to use Staz-On permanent ink and hit it with the heat tool for a couple seconds. I also didn’t touch it for at least 24 hours…just to be safe. I am very pleased with how this card came out.

soft-dapper-star
Stamp Set: Star of Light
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Vellum
Ink: Soft Sky, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Starlight Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Heat Tool

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Flourish Note

I have a friend that appears to be going through a tough time right now. I don’t know any specifics, nor do I need to. I just need to let her know she’s in my thoughts and prayers. I decided to CASE a previous card I had made (you can see it HERE). I decided against having a splatter background.  I wanted to keep it CAS (Clean and Simple).  I just love the sparkle of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and the random Rhinestones.  I’m sure my friend will appreciate it. Hugs to you!

flourish-note

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper:  Love Blossoms DSP Stack*, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Triple Banner Punch, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush, Fine Tip Glue Pen

*Retired Product

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Shimmery Watercolor Butterfly

I decided to try something different today. I watercolored Flirty Flamingo ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I used an Aqua Painter to first cover the entire piece of cardstock in water.  Then I brushed the ink in a sweeping motion onto the cardstock. After it dried, I die cut the butterflies. They turned out exactly as I hoped!  If you decide to give it a try, be sure to use a shim for your Big Shot sandwich – the Shimmery White must be slightly thinner than the standard cardstock. My sandwich was (from bottom to top): Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, cardstock, die, shim (scrap piece of cardstock), standard cutting pad.

Shimmery Butterfly

I wish you could see it in real life. You can see the shimmer on the whole butterfly – as if it was covered in Wink of Stella. Here’s a close up that might help a little:

Shimmer Butterfly Close Up

So, what do you think? I’ll definitely use this technique again!

Stamp Set: Thoughts & Banners
Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo
Lovelies:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Butterflies Thinlits, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush

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Bountiful CASE

Sometimes I enjoy creating a card from scratch. And sometimes I find myself so inspired by a sample, I simply MUST recreate it. That’s exactly how I felt the first time I spied the adorable note cards on page 120 of the Annual Catalog. I knew I’d have to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) them.  CASE’ing is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s the biggest form of flattery for the person that you’re CASE’ing. Just be sure to give them credit! Anyway, the stamp set Bountiful Border could have very easily flown under my radar if it wasn’t for their adorable “You Can Make It” feature.   Don’t forget the matching envelope liners – gives these adorable cards an extra dose of cuteness!  Love Love Love!

Bountiful CASE

Stamp Set: Bountiful Border
Cardstock:  Whisper White Note Cards
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles DSP Stack
Ink:  Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies: Expressions Natural Elements, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Envelope Liners Framelits

Let me know if you want to place an order or have any questions! Happy Stamping!

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