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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Delicate Birthday Blossoms

And today’s card is the second one I had my fun group of ladies at church make. This one features the Emboss Resist Technique.  It was more involved, which is why the entire class ended up being about 3 hours. Bless them for putting up with me for that long! I had them emboss the Delicate Details stamps in white and then use sponge daubers to add color. I also had them use the daubers to add a little bit of Peekaboo Peach to the Daffodil Delight flowers on the front. So bright and springy!

Delicate Birthday Blossoms

Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms, Delicate Details
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Lovelies: Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Sponge Daubers, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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

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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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Sugarplum Rose Sympathy

Today’s card has an emphasis on one of the new In Colors – Sweet Sugarplum. It’s a soft color that lends ease to the eyes for something as sad as a sympathy card.  This is another card I’m using for a swap, so thankfully it’s not needed right now for any recipient.  The subtle Designer Series Paper is from the Blooms & Bliss pack, featured with the Blooms & Bliss Suite on pages 138-139 of the Annual Catalog. I fell in love with all the colors in the paper – Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum. Simply beautiful!

Sugarplum Rose Sympathy

Stamp Set: Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Blooms & Bliss
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Rose Garden Thinlits, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Seaside Fun!

My beautiful man in brown delivered my fun box today! Lots of fun stamp sets, Designer Series paper, tools and embellishments from the new Annual Catalog! Here’s a fun card that showcases all the new 2016-2018 In Colors. I decided to feature a couple items from the By The Shore suite (pages 92-93).  I’m sure I’ll be sharing more cards using this super fun suite!  Another super-convenient tool used on this card are the Layering Squares Framelits.  Look closely…you can see a tiny rim of itty bitty scallops around the squares. Love! I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of this Seaside embossing folder, too. Love the flowing lines…great for “sea” scenes as well as providing the illusion of motion for lots of other card backgrounds.

Seaside

Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Seaside Shore
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo
Lovelies:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon
Tools:  Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Squares Framelits

I hope you get a chance to do some Happy Stamping soon!

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Growing Up Loved…and the Catalog is LIVE!

I am so beyond excited that the Stampin’ Up 2016-2017 Annual Catalog is now LIVE!  All my stampin’ peeps can order ’till their hearts are content!  I am participating in several swaps with other demonstrators. Today I’m sharing with you one of them.  It combines the wildly popular Lovely As A Tree, which is the longest running stamp set, with Suite Sayings, which was introduced in the 2016 Occasions catalog and happily made it into the annual catalog!  I kept this card clean and simple, to highlight the beautiful Sweet Sugarplum:

Growing Up Loved

Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Suite Sayings
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Always Artichoke
Lovelies: Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon

Click on the catalog cover to view the awesome new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!  Squeals of Delight!

2016-2017 Annual Catalog

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Oh Happy Day! Club Thank You Cards

My club members’ orders were delivered yesterday by that beautiful man in brown…and I happily settled in to my crafting area to make their Thank You cards. I don’t know how it is for you, but stamping relaxes me so much and simply makes me happy 🙂  I decided to make 3” x 3” cards so I could use the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and make matching envelopes. I added gold metallic thread and sequin trim for sparkle…and they turned out super cute!  The only problem I had was deciding which sentiment to use in Thoughtful Banners – there are so many! And I just love the fact that the stamp set is photopolymer. I was able to bend the words into a curved shape so it would nicely fit the banners.  Another bonus to the clear photopolymer is that I had punched out 3 of the banners and then decided I wanted to stamp the outline on them. No sweat! Since I can see right through the stamps, there was no problem lining them up!  Love that we can buy the stamp set and punch together as a bundle and save 10%, too!

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Oh, Happy Day!

 

Thoughtful Banners

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette DSP Stack
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of this new product! All new products are available to purchase when the new catalog goes live on June 1st! Squeals!  Soooo close! Happy Stamping!

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