Lilypad Lake - Be Calm

I almost forgot I had this set! Silly me, it has some great sentiments and I love the sailboats.

 
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When I was going through the current catalog to see what was retiring, I realized I had this bundle but haven’t used it much. This stamp set and coordinating dies will be in the new catalog but not as a bundle. You can save 10% now if you order it as a bundle.

 
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I sponged the background layer with a Sponge Brayer and some Balmy Blue Ink. It’s easy to do but you want to start off the paper and go very lightly. Repeat until you get the look you want.

 
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Tips & Techniques

  • Pacific Point Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Daffodil Delight Layer - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Whisper White Layer - 5 x 3 3/4

  • Sponge the Whisper White Layer with Sponge Brayer and Balmy Blue Ink

  • Cut water piece of Pacific Point Cardstock with water die

  • Adhere water piece to sponged layer using Liquid Glue

  • Stamp sailboats on scrap of Whisper White with Black Ink and color boat with Dark Night Of Navy Stampin’ Blends Marker and stripes on sail with Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends Marker.

  • Cut sailboats with coordinating die and adhere at top of water with Dimensionals

  • Sponge small piece of Whisper White with Daffodil Delight Ink and cut with sun die. Adhere with Dimensionals.

  • Stamp sentiment with Black Ink

  • Adhere sponged layer to Daffodil Delight Layer and adhere to card base.

 
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On the inside I stamped the water image with Pacific Point Ink and then the sailboats with black ink and colored them the same as the card front. The sentiment was stamped with black ink. This is a great sentiment to have around for thinking of you cards.

 
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Rooted In Nature Masculine Cards

More Masculine Cards using the Rooted In Nature Bundle!

I love this tree image and its so easy to color and cut out with the coordinating die. I’ll show you how on the video below.

 
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Tips & Techniques

  • Basic Black Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Strips of Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive & Garden Green - 5 1/4 x 1 3/8

  • Basic Black Layer for tree 3 1/2 x 2 1/2

  • Basic Black Layer for sentiment 1 5/8 x 1 3/8

  • Whisper White Layer for sentiment 1 1/2 x 1 1/4

  • Scrap Whisper White for tree image

  • Stamp tree image using Garden Green Ink. Color the trunk and branches with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker. Cut tree out with coordinating die.

  • Stamp sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and adhere to small Basic Black layer.

  • Lay out the green strips lightest to darkest. Once you have them arranged, adhere the Pear Pizzazz strip first. Once in place, adhere the other two strips.

  • Adhere Basic Black layer and then adhere the tree using Dimensionals.

  • Adhere sentiment using Dimensionals.

Here’s the one I made on the video. It’s for Father’s Day! The sentiment is from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.

 
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This one is great to encourage someone. I left the inside blank so I can use it for just the right person at the right time. It’s great to have lots of cards on hand.

 
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If you want to save 10% on the Rooted In Nature Bundle, you must order by June 3, 2019. Once the new catalog comes out on June 4, the products will no longer be bundled at a discount.

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Simple Masculine Card

The Rooted In Nature Stamp Set is great for guy Cards!

You can use it to make a Father’s Day Card or Birthday Card or whatever else you need. I love nature so this is a great set and it has coordinating dies which you can save 10% on if you get it before the new catalog comes out on June 4. This set will be in the new catalog, just not as a bundle.

 
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This was so easy to make. I used a new In Color for the card base and the sentiment. It’s called Pretty Peacock. You can use Tranquil Tide as well. Tranquil Tide will be retiring on June 3rd.

Tips & Techniques

  • Pretty Peacock Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Layer of Mint Macaron - 3rd largest Rectangle Stitched Die

  • Layer of Whisper White - 4th largest Rectangle Stitched Die

  • Layer of Whisper White for Sentiment - Smallest of this group of Rectangle Stitched Die

  • Using Stampin’ Write Markers, color on the stamp - the tree top with Mint Macaron and the trunk with Soft Suede. Breath on the stamp before stamping on cardstock to moisten it.

 
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  • Adhere Whisper White tree layer to Mint Macaron Layer.

  • Using Dimensionals adhere layers to card base.

  • Stamp sentiment with Pretty Peacock Ink and layer over main image. I used Dimensionals on the bottom right part to lift it and Liquid glue on part that would be on the main image.

  • Add 3 Clear Epoxy Droplets to right side

 
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On the inside I stamped the tree the same way I stamped it on the card front. If you want to add a Father’s Day or Birthday sentiment, go for it.

 
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Sketch Saturday - You Are My True North

Today’s card features the Sailing Home Bundle!

I’m following a sketch from the Splitcoaststampers Weekly Sketch challenge using the Sailing Home Bundle which is a great bundle for guy cards! I love the sentiment - “You Are My True North”.

 
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Here’s the sketch that I followed CAS(E) this Sketch #322

 
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Tips & Techniques

  • Night of Navy Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Balmy Blue Layer - 5 x 3 3/4

  • Scrap of Night Of Navy - cut rope using die

  • Scrap of Whisper White - Stamp lighthouse with Night Of Navy Ink and cut out with die

  • Scrap of Sahara Sand - cut steering wheel with die

  • Stamp sentiment on side of Balmy Bay layer using Night Of Navy Ink

  • Adhere rope piece, lighthouse and steering wheel (I used a glue dot for the wheel)

  • Stamp bird images

  • Adhere Balmy Blue later to card base

 
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On the inside I stamped the lighthouse going off the paper and then added the birds toward the top. I used Night Of Navy Ink.

 
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Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Card

Check out these Laser Cut-Cut Cards!

You get a set of 12 delicate Laser-Cut Cards and envelopes in a beautiful Tin.

 
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These are the cards I made with some of the new In-Colors. The one on the left is made with Pretty Peacock and the one on the right with Seaside Spray. Which do you like better?

 
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I’ll walk you through the steps to make these cards on the video below.

Tips & Techniques

  • Laser-Cut Card Base

  • Layer to back card front (Pretty Peacock or Seaside Spray) - Just shy of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

  • Pretty Peacock or Seaside Spray Circle - 2 1/2

  • Very Vanilla Circle - 2 1/4

  • Scrap of Very Vanilla for Bird

  • Stamp Bird on scrap and sentiment and flowers on Very Vanilla circle with Black Memento Ink (I used the “Thinking Of You” sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set)

  • Color with Stampin’ Blends

  • Adhere layer behind card front using Liquid Glue (go very lightly)

  • Adhere Very Vanilla Circle to larger circle and Adhere to card front using Dimensionals

  • Fussy cut bird and adhere with Dimensionals (I just put one near the tail)

  • Add Wink of Stella and Rhinestones to flowers

 
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I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) the card below from the catalog. It’s so pretty!

 
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Tips & Techniques

  • Daffodil Delight Card Base - 4 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 (makes a 4 x 4 card)

  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper Layer - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8

  • Vellum Layer - 3 3/4 x 3 3/4

  • Cut doily from Laser-Cut card front

  • Strip Calypso Coral - 2 3/4 x 7/8 - punch flag on right end with Banner Triple Punch

  • Strip Pool Party - 3 x 3/7 - Emboss with Stitched Nested Labels Dies (straight die)

  • Stamp sentiment with Versamark, cover with embossing powder and melt with heat tool.

  • Adhere Pool Party strip behind Calypso Coral strip and then adhere to doily. Use adhesive behind the doily in the area where the strips are to adhere to vellum and to DSP layer. This will hide the glue. It’s ok to have the doily and Vellum loose at the top.

  • Cut feathers from Bird Ballad DSP and adhere over Calypso Coral strip

  • Cut two strands of Linen Thread and thread through feather trinket and tie bow. Adhere to card with Mini Glue Dots

 
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Bird Ballad Thank You Card

Let the Designer Series Paper do the work! The Bird Ballad DSP is just beautiful and pretty much makes the card.

 
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Isn’t this card pretty? I love the colors Bermuda Bay and Daffodil delight which coordinate with Designer Series Paper (DSP). The package shows you all the colors that coordinate with each set of DSP. Check out my video from yesterday’s post to see all the papers that are included with the Ballad Bird DSP.

I used the Free As A Bird and Stitched Nested Labels to make this card.

 
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TIPS & TECHNIQUES

  • Bermuda Bay Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Daffodil Delight Layer - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

  • Bird Ballad DSP Layer 5 x 3 3/4

  • Whisper White, second smallest Stitched Nested Label Die

  • Stamp sentiment on Label

  • Adhere DSP layer to Whisper White layer

  • Wrap Whisper White Baker’s Twine twice around the card and tie in Bird Ballad Trinket

  • Adhere label using Dimensionals

  • Tie bow with 2 pieces of bakers twine and adhere with Mini Glue Dot

  • Adhere to card base

 
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These are the trinkets that you can purchase with this suite.

 
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I added pearls to some of the flowers.

 
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This is a great sentiment for the inside. I stamped some leaves with Old Olive Ink and flowers with Daffodil Delight Ink.

 
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Pretty Bird Hello Card

I’m having so much fun with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set.

 
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I made these cards with the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper which is absolutely beautiful. I’ll show you each sheet of paper on my video.

Tips & Instructions

  • Calypso Coral Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Bird Ballad DSP Layers - 4 x 2 1/2 (two - one with flowers, one with dots)

  • Bird Ballad DSP Strip - 4 1/4 x about 1 (I cut the color strips I wanted)

  • Calypso Coral Circle - Layering Circle, second largest

  • Whisper White Circle - Layering Circle, third largest

  • Mossy Meadow - scrap to punch sprigs (I used Mossy Meadow but realized the green in the DSP is Old Olive; either works)

  • Layer DSP pieces to card base and adhere DSP strip over their seam

  • Stamp bird and sentiment on Whisper White circle with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

  • Color bird with Light Pool Party, Light Granny Apple Green and Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends

  • Punch 4 sprigs with Sprig Punch with Mossy Meadow or Old Olive Cardstock

  • Adhere Whisper White Circle to Calypso Coral Circle offsetting it

  • Lay sprigs and circles to figure out placement and then adhere the sprigs. Adhere circles over using Dimensionals

  • Color 3 pearls with Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and adhere under sentiment

  • Add white pearls to center of some of the flowers

 
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On the inside I stamped the bird and some of the flower images. The bird was colored the same as the other bird and the flowers were colored with Dark Calypso Coral and Dark Pool Party in the center and then the light colors for the rest of the flower.

 
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Best Friends Card

Free As A Bird Bundle - my new favorite!!!

I’m so excited to start sharing some of the new products that will be available when the new catalog launches on June 4, 2019. These birds are just so cute and the Stitched Nested Label Dies are going to be a go-to die for me.

 
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Here’s a closer look at the stamp set and dies. I love birds and flowers and there are so many to choose from in the new catalog!

 
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Tips & Instructions

  • Granny Apple Green card base - 5 1/2 x 11 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Whisper White Layer - 5 1/4 x 4, embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

 
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  • Stamp the birds on the branch image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends

 
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  • Wrap a piece of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon around the embossed layer and adhere to the back. Adhere layer to card base.

  • Using dimensionals, adhere stamped image over ribbon.

  • Stamp sentiment on 1/2 strip of Whisper White and cut length to fit. Adhere to card using dimentionals

 
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  • On the inside, stamp sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and some of the leaves with Granny Apple Green Ink.

 
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Sketch Saturday - Sponge Technique

Today’s Sketch is a challenge that my team was given. I wanted to do something a little different than using a piece of cardstock or Designer Series Paper so I sponged it.

 
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Here’s the sketch from the challenge.

 
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Tips & Instructions

  • Balmy Blue Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Whisper White Layer - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Strip of Balmy Blue - 1 x 2 1/4

  • Strip of Whisper White - 3/4 x 2 1/4

  • Sponge Strip with Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo and Balmy Blue Inks

  • Stamp floral image and butterfly with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

  • Stamp butterfly and sentiment on Whisper White Strip and adhere to Balmy Blue strip and add cut banner using Banner Triple Punch

  • Adhere Sentiment using Dimensionals

  • Add Rhinestone Basic Jewels to flowers

I used Post-It Note Tape to cover the areas I didn’t want to ink. Make sure you use grid paper to get the tape straight. Lightly sponge the exposed area. I used Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo and Balmy Blue Ink. Press the sponge on the ink pad and using a circular motion, lightly rub ink on the exposed area. You can continue until you have the look you want.

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I’m very happy with how it turned out. It’s always amazing when I pull off the tape. The edges look so clean.

 
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On the inside, I stamped the floral image and the butterfly.

 
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DADDY Cards!!!

I made some cute DADDY Cards using the Large Letter Dies.

 
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I’ll walk you through how to get this shadow look for the letters on the video. It’s easy to do and makes the letters pop!

First up is the Birthday Card.

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  • Night Of Navy Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper - 5 3/8 x 2 1/2

  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper Strip - 5 3/8 (cut to get 3 strips, navy in the middle)

  • Cut two of each letter to spell DADDY, once using Night Of Navy and once using Soft Sea Foam

  • Adhere letters offsetting Navy behind Sea Foam.

  • Adhere Designer Series Paper to card base. Lay letter down to determine placement for strip and adhere strip

  • Adhere letters across bottom

  • Scrap of Whisper White - stamp sentiment using Night of Navy Ink and punch with Pretty Label Punch. Color 2 rhinestones using Night of Navy Dark Stampin’ Blends and ad to label. Adhere with Dimensionals

Next up is the Father’s Day Card

 
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  • Gray Granite Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8

  • Cut two of each letter to spell DADDY, once using Gray Granite and once using Pool Party

  • Adhere letters offsetting Gray Granite behind Pool Party

  • Adhere Designer Series Paper to Card Base and adhere letters across the card

  • Stamp sentiment on scrap of Whisper White and cut out with coordinating die. Adhere to top corner with Dimensionals

  • Cut stitched heart from Petal Pink Cardstock and adhere to bottom corner with Dimensional

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Hurry, these products will retire on June 3, 2019.

Simple Graduation Card

It’s that time of year…time for Graduations!!!

 
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This was a very easy card to make using the Large Letters Dies. These are great to spell out any word but they will be retiring in June when the new catalog comes out.

 
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Tips & Instructions

  • Blueberry Bushel Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Gold Foil Strip - 3 1/2 x 1 (cut banner on one end using Banner Triple Punch

  • Whisper White strip - 3 1/2 x 3/4 (cut banner on one end using Banner Triple Punch

  • Cut letters with the Large Letters Die using Gold Foil Paper

  • Prepare strip for embossing by wiping with Embossing Buddy. Stamp sentiment with Versamark and then cover with Gold Embossing Powder. Heat until powder is melted and you see a shine over all the letters.

  • Adhere Gold Letters to card base

  • Adhere white strip to gold strip and adhere to card with Dimensionals. Add Gold Faceted Gems

TIPS - When cutting out the letters from Gold Foil Paper, use a piece that’s cut down (5 1/2 x 2 1/2) so that you don’t run a large piece through your Big Shot. If you don’t do this, you may mark up your excess Foil Paper. To get the most out of my paper, I cut the letters for GRAD and then ran it through again with the “!” It fit in between the letters.

 
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You can change up the colors to match the school colors of your graduate.

 
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The sentiment on the inside is from the Incredible Like You Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog. It’s perfect for a graduation card. I heat embossed it in gold.

 
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Sheltering Tree - Thinking of You Card

So Long Sheltering Tree….

 
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I’ve been featuring Stamp Sets that are retiring when the new catalog launches on June 4, 2019. This is one that is so versatile. You can use it for any season and add a swing, bicycle or rake.

Tips & Instructions

  • Early Espresso Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Calypso Coral Layer - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Whisper White Layer - 5 x 3 3/4

  • Early Espresso Square Layer - 2 1/8 x 2 1/8

  • Whisper White Square Layer 2 x 2

  • Lay Whisper White square on white layer and stamp tree trunk with Early Espresso Ink. Stamp leaf/floral image with Calypso Coral being sure the square stays in place.

  • Stamp hill with Pear Pizzazz Ink and bicycle with Early Espresso and Granny Apple Green Ink

  • Stamp sentiment with Early Espresso Ink

  • Adhere card layers to base. Adhere Whisper White square to Early Espresso square and adhere to card in place using Dimensionals

 
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Here’s a look at the inside. I stamped flowers across the bottom leaving plenty of room for a nice handwritten note.

 
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Touches of Texture - Thinking Of You Card

Too-da-loo Touches Of Texture!!!

 
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This stamp set will be retiring when the new catalog launches on June 4, 2019. It’s a great set; actually its two cases full of stamps. You can really get your creativity on with this set!

 
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The card base is Smoky Slate and then I added a layer of Balmy Blue cut with the 2nd largest Rectangle Stitched Die. The Whisper White layer is the 3rd largest Rectangle Stitched Die.

I stamped the background of the card base and the Whisper White layer with Smoky Slate Ink. It looks a little messy but it gives a great texture to the card.

 
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The floral images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the images. The flowers were colored with Dark Balmy Blue with a touch of Dark Pineapple Punch in the center and the leaves with Dark Granny Apple Green. Add a little Wink Of Stella to the flowers to give them some shine.

The sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and was stamped on the smallest Rectangle Stitched Die.

 
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I just stamped another floral image on the inside and didn’t color it in. It gives it an elegant, clean look.

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Sketch Saturday - Animal Outing

On Saturdays I make a card from a sketch. Today’s sketch is from a challenge from my 2nd level up-line. I used the Animal Outing Stamp Set and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.

 
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This is such a cute stamp set and I love the Designer Series Paper. This is the sketch that I followed.

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Tips & Techniques

  • Call Me Clover Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8

  • Call Me Clover Strips - 3 @ 3 1/2 x 1/2

  • Call Me Clover Layer 3 5/8 x 2 5/8

  • Whisper White Layer - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2

  • Call Me Clover Sentiment Layer - 1 1/8 x 5/8

  • Whisper White Sentiment Layer - 1 x 1/2

  • Stamp image and sentiments with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink

  • Color Kangaroo with Light Crumb Cake Blends and on the belly use Color Lifter to lighten

  • Color Koala Bear with Dark Crumb Cake Blends

  • Use Dimensional to adhere image and sentiment layers

  • Adhere Clear Epoxy Droplet to each strip

 
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One For All - Fun Cards

What a great stamp this is!!!

I made these two cards using the One For All Stamp Set. They are both made with Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst Inks and Papers. I am really going to miss these colors and this stamp set when they retire, June 3, 2019.

 
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The images in this set are large which are great because they take up a lot of room on a card. You don’t need to add much more to it.

 
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Tips & Instructions:

  • Card Base - Berry Burst or Lemon Lime Twist - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper Layer - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Berry Burst or Lemon Lime Twist Layer - 4 1/8 x 3 1/8

  • Whisper White Layer - 4 x 3

  • Stamp sentiment on Birthday Card with Berry Burst Ink and add 3 Granny Apple Green Enamel Dots

  • Stamp Image on Bicycle Card with Lemon Lime Twist Ink and tie ribbon around DSP layer before adhering. Punch corners of Whisper White with Detailed Trio Punch

  • Use Dimensionals on Whisper White Stamped layer when adhering to card

 
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Retiring List - Catalog Walk-thru

Are you confused about what is actually retiring in the Stampin’ Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogs? I decided to do a walk-thru of the catalogs to help clarify things. I’ve highlighted the stamp sets that are affected and hope this is helpful to you. So get out your catalogs and 3 highlighters and follow along.

Below is my cheat sheet. (Note, I had it wrong in the video but caught myself right away.)

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Below is a video from Stampin’ Up! about Cling Stamps.

Bye Bye Bella - Birthday Card with Bella & Friends

The Bella & Friends Stamp Set is retiring! I love this cute little dog and bird.

 
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The background paper is from the Gingham Gala Designer Series pack and will also be retiring when the new catalog is launched on June 4, 2019.

Tips & Instructions

  • Balmy Blue Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8

  • Whisper White Layer - Cut from 2nd Largest Rectangle Stitched Die

  • Balmy Blue Strip - 3 7/16 x 1

  • Whisper White Strip - 3 7/16 x 3/4

  • Stamp images and sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink & color with Stampin’ Blends. Add Wink of Stella to candles, frosting and balloon.

  • Adhere layers using Dimensionals to adhere sentiment strip.

  • Adhere Candle Embellishment

 
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I stamped another Bella image on the inside and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.

 
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Everything is Rosy

LET YOUR CREATIVITY BLOOM!!!

I hope you’re ready for a ray of sunshine in your life, because the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.

This is available ONLY May 1 - May 31, 2019.

WHAT IS A PRODUCT MEDLEY?

Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up! In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, they’ve designed their product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities.

 
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The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,

  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)

  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs

  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets

  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets

  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs

  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)

  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)

  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)

  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Below is the Everything is Rosy stamp set included in the product medley!  There are coordinating dies that are included as well.

 
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The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is $80.00 USD and the Item number is 150059

Check out these beautiful samples created by Stampin’ Up! featuring the Everything is Rosy Medley.

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Card Sketch Saturday - Petal Palette

Saturday is for card sketches!

Every Saturday I’ll be making a card based on a sketch. This week’s sketch is a challenge from Splitcoaststampers CAS(E) this Sketch #319.

 
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This is the card I made using the Petal Palette Stamp Set and coordinating Framelits. The Designer Series Paper is from the Floral Romance package. It makes a nice background and you can sneak a peak at the bottom corner.

 
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This Stamp Set is retiring when the new catalog comes out on June 4, 2019. I’ll really miss this one. It has beautiful images and great sentiments.

 
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Tips & Techniques

  • Pear Pizzazz card base - cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4

  • Layer of Floral Romance Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Layer of Whisper White - 5 x 3 3/4, tear off corner

  • Stamp leaf image on bottom right area using Pear Pizzazz Ink

  • Stamp flower image on scrap of Whisper White and cut with coordinating Framelit

  • Color flower with Lovely Lipstick and leaves with Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends

  • Stamp Sentiment (I used Hello from Varied Vases) on 1/2 strip of Whisper White and cut banner

  • Adhere layers and using Dimensionals adhere floral image. Glue sentiment strip behind floral image

 
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Here’s another look at the finished card. I love the different shades of green and the beautiful floral image.

 
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The Stamps, Framelits and Designer Series Paper retire June 3, 2019.

Jar of Love - Say Goodbye

Jar of Love is on the Retiring List.

As we get ready to launch the new Annual Catalog, I'm feeling sad over some of the stamp sets that will be retiring and Jar of Love is one of them. It has such great images and coordinating Framelits.

 
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The mason jar was stamped on Vellum Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the stamped and colored with Balmy Blue Ink/Marker. Make sure you dry it with your heat tool so it doesn’t smear.

 
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Tips & Instructions

  • Old Olive Card Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4

  • Whisper White Layer - 5 1/4 x 4

  • Piece of Vellum Paper - stamp mason jar image and cut with coordinating framelit

  • Lay Mason Jar on Whisper White layer for placement and stamp leafy branches using Old Olive, stamping direct and then lifting and stamping again to get color variations.

  • Wrap Linen Thread around top of mason jar (adhering to back). Adhere Mason Jar to card with a little adhesive around the edges.

  • Stamp and cut flowers using Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue Ink. Watch video to see how to stamp off and then direct to get dark and light shades. Adhere flowers to card using Mini Glue Dots.

  • Stamp bees with Black Memento Ink and color with Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers OR Light Pool Party and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends

  • Stamp sentiment with Old Olive Ink

  • Adhere to card base

 
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I stamped the bees again on the inside along with the leafy image.

 
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