Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cake Soiree Shutter Card

This month's card class was "All About Birthdays".  One of the cards highlighted the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Cake Soiree Stamp Set/Sweet Cake Framelits Bundle.  When designing the card for the class, I selected to make a shutter card as it truly highlights the beauty of the DSP and the stamp bundle.  
Shutter Card featuring Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree Bundle & Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Interior of Shutter Card featuring Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree Bundle & Sweet Soiree DSP
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Special Anniversary!

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our "40th Anniversary"!  My how time flies.  Naturally the special event necessitated a special card. When designing the card, I wanted to make a larger card than the normal size so that there would be ample room for my handwritten note.  Thus, I made a card that would fit into a legal size envelope. 


Anniversary Card using Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Designer Series Paper

Interior of Anniversary Card using Stampin' Up! Number of Years Bundle
When planning the card, I decided the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper had the look that I wanted for the card front and knew that for the special anniversary number, that the Number of Years bundle with the stamps and coordinating dies had to be used for the card too.  I then looked through my other stamp sets to find additional words and a background stamp to help complete the card.  By masking words from several sets, I was able to create a card that contained the sentiments wanted.  As you can tell by the project material list, a wide variety of stamp sets were used! The color selection of Crumb Cake and Navy were the perfect combination.  Of course, a handwritten sentiment was included to express my feelings of having achieved 40 years of marriage and the card was perfect to use for my expressions of love.

We took a special trip to Sedona, Arizona to celebrate the occasion.  It was a great trip and we have wonderful memories of our special anniversary!


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mixed Medallions Card Kit

One of the FREE Sale-a-Bration selections with a $50 purchase (before shipping/taxes) is the Mixed Medallion Card Kit.  It contains everything needed to make 8 tri-fold cards.  The sentiments are even pre-stamped making this a great kit to give as a gift to someone who is just starting to craft (or you may decide to keep it for yourself!).   

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Mixed Medallions Card Kit 

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Easy but Elegant!

If you have not had the opportunity to look closely through the Occasions Catalog, be sure to set aside enough time to check out each page.  You'll find all sorts of hidden gems!  One is the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You can see snippets of the paper on pages 10-13 but you must really each of the pages to appreciate the beauty of the paper.  I love that there is silver foil one of the sides of each page which makes any project look elegant.  The Thank You card below highlights the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and though simple, it is still elegant.

Thank You Card highlighting Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Altered Mini Pizza Box

This project has been on my desk since before the holidays waiting for me to photograph and share with you.  I was asked to prepare samples using the "A Little Wild" bundle for the Luv 2 Stampin GA team meeting and decided to make alter a mini pizza box to create a gift box.  You'll notice that the box is a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer that seemed designed especially to coordinate with the "A Little Wild" stamp set!

Altered Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Box using A Little Wild Bundle
A window was cut in the mini pizza box using the Layering Circle Framelits.  Additionally, the framelits were used to cut the rim framing the window from Sky Blue cardstock.  The box top was lightly sponged with Sky Blue ink.  The bees were randomly stamped on the box top and also along the sides of the box using Archival Basic Black.  The body of the bees was colored using a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker.  The bear was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock and colored using an aqua marker with Soft Suede ink.  Note the shading on the bear.  The hive was stamped using Soft Suede onto a scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock.  

I was happy that the mini pizza boxes made it on the Carryover List from the Holiday Catalog as they are the perfect size when presenting someone with "a little something".  More ideas using the boxes will be shared in upcoming posts.  

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Another Great Sale-A-Bration

It's time for a Sale-a-Bration!  Don't forget to check out some of the wonderful stamps, designer series paper and accessories that are FREE with a qualifying order.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Petal Palette meets Brusho Crystal Color

As promised in my last post, I am sharing the card designed using the Brusho Crystal Color applied to the stamped image from the Petal Palette stamp set.  The color was applied using an aqua painter. Brilliant Red was used to color the flower and the leaves were first colored with Moss Green but I desired a brighter green color so mixed some of the Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho to achieve a bluish green and applied it over the Moss Green layer.  Which leaf color do you prefer?

 Moss Green Brusho or Blended Prussian Blue & Yellow Brusho over the Moss Green

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette & All Things Thank Stamp Sets, Brusho Crystal Color and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Card Details
Basic Black Cardstock (8-1/2"  x 5-1/2"; scored at 4-1/4" to form base), 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" for layering circle
Petal Passion DSP: 5-1/4" x 4" 
Watercolor Paper: 2-1/4" x 5" 
Whisper White Cardstock:3" x 3" for sentiment circle layer, interior: 5-1/4" x 4"
  • Stamp image onto watercolor paper using Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink.  Color image using aqua painter and Brusho Crystal Color.  Use the Petals & More Thinlits Dies to cut image.
  • Stamp sentiment using Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, cut using Layering Circles Framelits.  Use the scalloped Layering Circles Framelits to cut Basic Black cardstock.  Using Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive, layer the sentiment atop the scallop circle.
  • Assemble the card - adhere DSP, attach the flower image using Stampin' Dimensionals and adhere the sentiment using Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive.  
  • Complete card by adding Basic Rhinestones to sentiment layer.  
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