Coastal Bay & Gorgeous Heather Dandelion Birthday Wishes

I decided to take a small break from the Holiday catalog to make some Birthday cards. This is such a great card – easy to put together and I love the monochromatic colors – it makes it so vibrant.  I am also addicted to using Stampin’ Blends on the Basic Jewels to color them the perfect shade. To achieve the Gorgeous Grape shade on the Rhinestones, first I colored them with Dark Blackberry Bliss then topped them with Light Bermuda Bay. Perfect!

Coastal Bay Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Grape Heather Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Stamp Sets:  Bokeh Dots, Dandelion Wishes, Picture Perfect Birthday
Cardstock:  [Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana] [Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather], Whisper White
Ink: [Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana] [Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather]
Blends: Bermuda Bay (Dark & Light), Blackberry Bliss (Dark)
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

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More Varied Vases Color Combinations

I am absolutely in love with the Varied Vases stamp set. I am equally in love with the layout of these cards, which I first did in my previous blog that you can see here. I have been thinking about varying color combinations and I am loving each one of these for differing reasons. I am also declaring right now that Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color! It provides a quiet background that allows all the other colors to shine through. I can’t wait for you to see these gorgeous colors in person – mark your calendars for June 23 so you can come to my New Catalog Kick-Off party! I’ll have more details for you soon!

This one really makes the Blueberry Bushel pop. Such a saturated, vibrant color!

Varied Vases in Blueberry Bushel and Powder Pink

Blueberry Granite Powder

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink
Lovelies: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot
And this one makes the Mango Melody pop. When I first ordered the new colors, I wasn’t too thrilled with Mango Melody. I knew I’d love it once I actually got my hands on it, though. I was right!

Varied Vases in Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody

Grape Granite Mango

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot

ONLY 9 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE NEW CATALOG IS LIVE! I’M SQUEALING WITH EXCITEMENT!

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Gorgeous Soft Vase Blooming with Happiness

I just couldn’t resist! I have been wanting to put new colors Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather together…and I am not disappointed by the result! They were made for each other! And the lovely, quiet shade of the new Soft Sea Foam is beautiful with the tried-and-true Old Olive. This card features the stamp set Varied Vases, which will be available on June 1st. It also has a coordinating punch, but I’m saving that one for the next card. The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle to save you 10%, too. It is such an easy set to work with. It is photopolymer, which means the stamps are clear. You can see right where you are layering everything…easy peasy!

Gorgeous Soft Vase Blooming with Happiness

Stamp Set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Gray Granite, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Cool Treats Birthday Frenzy

I am continuing on with my #cutitdonthoardit pledge with another card using the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. This time, I made several Birthday cards to send out, continuing with another pledge that #imbringingbirthdaysback! The only ink on the front is the ice cream. I decided that it made the Soft Sky a little creamier by stamping it onto Whisper White and die cutting it instead of just simply die cutting Soft Sky cardstock. This turned out to be such a fun card – from the little lattice style embossing on the cone to using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add a couple lines to the top and bottom of the 2 ¼” strip of Whisper White. Hunter suggested angling the Happy Birthday die and cone and I must say it turned out great! I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for added sparkle and they are ready to be dropped in the mail!

Cool Treats Birthday Frenzy
Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Foil Frenzy Specialty
Ink:  Soft Sky
Lovelies: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlit, Frozen Treats Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

#stampinup #birthdaycard #foilfrenzy #cooltreats #frozentreatsframelits #happybirthdaythinlit

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You’re the Best Butterfly

I am continuing on with my personal pledge to #cutitdonthoardit with my Designer Series Paper. Here we have a sweet card that uses a small flower print from Whole Lot of Lovely DSP with the bold statement from the You’re Delightful Hostess set. It strikes a perfect balance! And we have an adorable butterfly looking over it all.

Youre the best butterfly

Stamp Set:  You’re Delightful (Hostess)
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Pool Party
Lovelies: Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Butterflies Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping!
Holiday Catalog

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Spotlight on Shimmery Black

I am fully in love this the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. It is so vibrant and makes me happy! I am also fully in love with the current trend that features accents of black and decided to focus on this gorgeous 3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon. I wanted one more little pop of black, so I used a cotton swab dipped into Staz-on Jet Black permanent ink and dabbed the color onto our Rhinestone Basic Jewels. It dried quickly and makes the perfect accent. I am quite pleased with the aesthetics of this card!

Spotlight on Shimmery Black

Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Staz-on Jet Black
Lovelies:  3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Check out the new catalog and get that Shopping List started!
Annual Catalog Cover

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Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

There are a lot of card samples roaming the internet where people used Basic Jewels for the lights on the marquee. I couldn’t decide which to use, so I made 3 cards – one using medium pearls, one with medium rhinestones and one with large rhinestones. Hunter’s vote is for the pearls. I’m battling between the medium rhinestones and pearls. What do you think?  Regardless of which one you prefer, I think we can all agree that the 3 In Colors I used are absolutely ice-cream delicious! Look closely and you may see the shimmery Wink of Stella on the “It’s Your” and the two sparkles, too.

Battle of the Pearls vs. Rhinestones

Stamp Set:  Marquee Messages
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Sparkle Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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