Monday, October 9, 2017

Jack-o-Lantern Spinner Card

In the last card class, I decided to introduce the technique of making a spinner card and the Seasonal Chums Bundle made the process easy.  Since Halloween is approaching, the jack-o-lantern from the set was selected for the card design. Stampin' Write Markers were used to color the leaves and jack-o-lantern features but the Watercolor Pencils would work too.  Notice that the inside of the card is backed with a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Spooky Night DSP package and a small strip of Very Vanilla is stamped with the Happy Halloween greeting from the Spooky Cat stamp set is peeking through the opening.

 Jack-o-lantern Spinner Card using Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Bundle

While it may seem intimidating the spinner card is not extremely difficult so be sure to give the technique a try!   

Also be sure to take advantage of Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale offered until October 31 by Stampin' Up!  Purchase 3 of the select papers available listed below and get another one for Free! 

#144180   Just Add Color Specialty Designer Paper
#144137   Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
#144118   Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper 
#144111   Be Merry Designer Series Paper
#144163   Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
#144155   Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
#144185   Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
#144110   Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
#144168   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack
#144193   Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
#144177   Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
#144629   Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
#144613   Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper


As you can see - there's lots of DSP to select from and with no restrictions on the amount ordered it's a great time to stock up. You can order via the Shop Now link.




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As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating projects yourself!  

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the card class this past Monday, I thought it appropriate to include a Pink Ribbon card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set bundle in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Powder Pink cardstock and ink, as well as, the same color in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack were used for creating the card.  The sentiment was stamped in Smoky Slate on the Whisper White cardstock oval.  It is a simple card to make but conveys a wonderful message.

Pink Ribbon Card using Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage Bundle
Also be sure to take advantage of Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale offered until October 31 by Stampin' Up!  Purchase 3 of the select papers available listed below and get another one for Free! (seriously - who doesn't like free?!):

#144180   Just Add Color Specialty Designer Paper
#144137   Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
#144118   Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper 
#144111   Be Merry Designer Series Paper
#144163   Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
#144155   Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
#144185   Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
#144110   Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
#144168   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack
#144193   Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
#144177   Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
#144629   Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
#144613   Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

As you can see - there's lots of DSP to select from and with no restrictions on the amount ordered it's a great time to stock up.

Thanks for stopping by and check back soon to see another project.
As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating projects yourself!  

Enjoy your weekend and look for my next post on Monday.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Halloween Treat Bag

I must admit that I am not a cat person but when I saw the cat punch in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog, I knew it had to go onto my must have list.  Since several friends have cats, the punch will get lots of use.  What is great is that the punch coordinates not only with the Spooky Cat stamp set but also the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP).  For the treat bag below, I used the cat punch to cut the black cat from the DSP. The witches hat was fussy cut for the DSP also.  The cutting instructions for the treat bag are from Angie Juda.


Halloween Treat Bag using Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat Stamps Set, Spooky Night DSP & Cat Punch
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon to see another project.
As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating projects yourself!  

Just a reminder...when you place a $300 order or more order in September or October, 2017, you will earn the limited edition stamp set, Merry Patterns.  This is also in addition to the Stampin' Rewards you will earn with your order.  Please contact me for more details. 

Enjoy your week!


#spookycat, #halloweentreat
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Monday, September 18, 2017

"Year of Cheer Suite" Wedding Card

Recently we attended a wedding and I immediately knew that the Year of Cheer Suite was going to be the "go to" for creating a card for the newlywed couple.  The Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) created the perfect background for layering with a foil snowflake.  Yes, it's a snowflake but it's a great embellishment for a variety of card styles.  The focal sentiment was stamped from the Cheers to the Year stamp set using Soft Suede ink and the trio of hearts was stamped with Real Red.  A small bow was created using the 1/8" Gold Ribbon and added for extra dimension. 

Wedding Card using Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer Suite

Thanks for stopping by and check back soon to see another project.
As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating projects yourself!  


Just a reminder...when you place a $300 order or more order in September or October, 2017, you will earn the limited edition stamp set, Merry Patterns.  This is also in addition to the Stampin' Rewards you will earn with your order.  Please contact me for more details. 

Have a great week!


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Fun Fold with Painted Harvest

One of my favorite stamp sets in the newly released Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is  Painted Harvest.  The sunflower stamp can be used with a variety of colors to create beautiful stamped flowers.  In a recent class, I decided to mix it up and use colors that coordinated with the  Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Don't you love the look of the flower stamped using Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist inks?  Note that the flower stamp is a Two Step stamp and the first step stamp may appear to only partially stamp.  This actually is the way the stamp is designed and not a flaw with the stamp.  When the second step is stamped, the flower becomes complete.  It's also recommended that when using photopolymer stamps to use a piercing mat to ensure even pressure when stamping.  The fun fold card design was CASED from Janet Wakeland with just a few slight modifications. 
Fun Fold using Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Emerald Envy & Lemon Lime Twist

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As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating projects yourself!  Note:  You can print off the Supply List below Project Materials for items used for today's project.
Have a great week!

#paintedharvest, #emeraldenvy, #lemonlimetwist, #funfold, #stampinup

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Touch of Elegance using an Embossing Folder


A great method for adding a touch of elegance to a card is to use a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).  In the card below, the Garden Trellis TIEF was used to emboss not just the cardstock but also the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP).  When constructing the card, attach the pieces of DSP to the cardstock layer then insert into the TIEF and run through the Big Shot.  Both layers are embossed at the same time and the embossing adds that little extra touch of dimension creating a subtle elegance to the card.  Best of all, it's quick and easy!

A Touch of Elegance using Stampin' Up! Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating projects yourself!  Note:  You can print off the Supply List below Project Materials for items used for today's project.
Have a great week!



#GardenTrellisTIEF, #Stampinup, #Hellofriend, #Wholelotof lovely, #Prettylabel

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Double the Fun - More Eclipse Shadow Cards

Hi all!  Before moving on to share cards from the Eclipse Card class, I'd like to ask everyone to say a prayer for the safety of those along the Texas coast.  Hurricane Harvey has caused major flooding and water continues to cause flooding.  There are Stampin' Up! demonstrators whose homes have flooded and they will be faced with months of cleanup. 

Last post, I shared one of the cards from the class held on Eclipse Day.  Below are two more of the cards that were made by attendees.

The first card uses the same shadow technique as the previous post.  Using the dies to cut two layers of the same letter and "shadowing" one behind the other.  For this card, the Large Letters Framelits were used to cut the main greeting from Always Artichoke and Whisper White cardstock.  The word, friend, comes from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and was stamped using Always Artichoke ink. Notice the leaf - it's from the Painted Harvest stamp set and punched with the coordinating Leaf Punch - these items are from the Holiday Catalog will be available for purchase starting September 1.  Note:  The Large Letter framelits are a must set!  The uses are limitless.  Yes, the may seem pricey but well worth the investment so start saving and add them to your "must have" list.  So Saffron cardstock was cut using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Gold Metallic Thread was attached behind the oval.  A piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) was layered atop the Always Artichoke cardstock base. 

Shadow Card using Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits & Delightful Daisy DSP
The second card featured uses the emboss resist method to create a shadow card.  The flowers from the  Host set, Background Bits, was first stamped in Dapper Denim onto the Whisper White cardstock square.  After cleaning the stamp, Versamark was used to stamp the image again and White Embossing Powder was added and heat set.  To create the shadow, the image was stamped "offset" - to ensure desired placement, the Stamp-a-ma-jig was used.   After cooling, a sponge was used to color Dapper Denim ink across the stamped panel.  The panel was cut using a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and layered atop a Dapper Denim cardstock square cut from the Layered Squares Framelits.  The Just a Note stamp is from Flourishing Phrases and was stamped using the Dapper Denim ink.  The card was finished with a piece of Color Theory DSP cut into a banner using the Banner Punch and embellished with three Glitter Enamel Dots.  Card base is Dapper Denim cardstock with a layer of Whisper White cardstock for the main layer.

Emboss Resist Technique using Stampin' Up! Background Bits Stamp Set
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As always, contact me if you have questions or would like to order products for creating!  
Note:  You can print off the Supply List below Project Materials for items used for these projects.
Have a great week!
#eclipsetechnique, #shadowtechnique, #embossresist, #stampinup

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 Oops - inserted incorrect product in materials list, should have listed Large Letters Framelits, Item #141712, price $99.00