Life is Beautiful #154871
These crafty kids belong to Stampin' Up!'s CEO, Sara Douglass!! Enjoy!!
Vellum Card Stock #101856
Snowflake Splendor Suite #155115
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Enjoy this VIDEO filled with card ideas and color combos for the exquisite Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle #154065!
Do these look familiar? These are desiccants used to keep pharmaceuticals and other products from getting damp. They contain a naturally occurring mineral, gypsum, to absorb moisture. Instead of throwing the packets in the trash, I toss the desiccant packets into the bottom of my Card Stock File! WHY? Because paper fibers absorb moisture and odors. Helps keep my paper supplies fresh!!
Blossoms in Bloom Bundle #154123
Guest stamper, my friend and Team member, Michelle Miller, created this CUTE fun fold using Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set #152684!
To create this fancy fold, start with a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" base. Center and attach a narrow card cut 2-1/2 x 11", scored at 5-1/2". It's simple and striking!
Such cheerful colors! This is one of my very favorite stamp sets and bundles in the Annual Catalog!! Thanks for sharing, Michelle! LOVELY card!
It's WHALE fun!! This whale was PUNCHED from the Whale of a Time 6x6" Designer Series Paper #152460 using the Whale Builder Punch #152699! Quick! Easy!
The Whale of a Time Suite #154126 makes fun cards for any age!
Try it! Make a Card, Send a Card!
I want to share a simple TRICK to adhere intricate die cuts so NO adhesive "oozes" out!! This is the STUNNING new Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle #154065!!
THE TRICK: use the new Adhesive Sheets #152334 on the backside of your paper BEFORE die cutting!! Cut, peel the backing and apply the die cut = SIMPLE & CLEAN!! Basically, you are creating a "sticker."
I created these 6 cards quickly using the Adhesive Sheets!!
This is a NEW 2020-2022 In Color called Magenta Madness - SOOO happy & cheerful!!
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle has limitless possibilities and is sure to be a FAVORITE!!
This same layout features NEW Misty Moonlight, another new 2020-2022 In Color to love! It's a soft, yummy navy!! More Sunflower color combos are coming in my next post!
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How to use REVERSIBLE images!
Have you noticed, everything is popping up POPPIES???
Surprise, this is an EASEL Card, fancy fold featuring the Peaceful Moments Bundle #153824. Base card is cut 11 X 4-1/4" and scored at 2-1/2 and 5-1/2". Be sure to add a dimensionalized "STOP" inside to hold the easel.
Colors: Base card is Call Me Clover; Layer is Soft Sea Foam embossed with Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder #151503, and die cut Poppy is Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade.
The poppy inside is colored with Stampin' Up! BLENDS in the same Poppy colors as the front. This bundle of products saves you 10%, qualifies you for a $50 Level FREE Sale-A-Bration item AND earns you a Shopper Reward Star!!! It's a GREAT value for YOU!!
How cute are these overalls created with the All Dressed Up Dies #151665 that made the "purses" in my last post?!?!?!? I cased this adorable idea from Australian Demonstrator Michele Jutrisa. Michele has a 26 minute video you can view. I just had to make the coveralls with the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper #151189!
Cut off the bottom and side panel of the die cut purse, then cut a "V" to create two legs using the simple measurements above.
Here is the backside so you can see how I crossed the two die cut straps.
ALL dies used are in the All Dressed Up Dies #151665. What a cute baby card, baby Valentine, toddler birthday or farmer card!! Just change the color!
TWO SUPER FUN CREATIONS from one set of dies!! SOOOO many possibilities!! TRY IT!!
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TIPS for an exquisite sunrise or sunset on hand stamped cards:
*Use Shimmery White Card Stock #101910 and Sponge Daubers #133773
*Add saturated color to the card stock by collecting water based ink from an ink pad and SCRUBBING the ink all the way across the card with a dauber.
*For blended colors for the sky, OVERLAP the colors.
*Stamp silhouetted images on the finished base with BLACK ink
*Color in any open areas that should be silhouetted using a water based BLACK marker
*Layer onto a BLACK card base to pop colors
*PRACTICE & EXPERIMENT
Use plenty of ink, loading your dauber multiple times!
Any highlights, like on this gazebo roof, can be filled in with a black marker to create a true silhouette.
The NEW My Meadow Stamp Set #151650 is perfect for this technique!
These sentiments are from the NEW Peaceful Moments Stamp Set #151595.
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BRIGHTS Designer Series 6X6" Paper #149613 makes this EASY scrap card POP!! Cut 4 strips of designer paper 3/4" X 3". The length is flexible. Does this format look similar????
My Nov. 18, 2019 post used the same layout! What a difference color makes!! Elegant OR Cheery!!
The Well Said Stamp Set #148796 and coordinating Well Written Dies #148534 are perfect for the sentiment. Basic Black makes the wording BOLD!
Quick! Easy! Impressive! TRY IT!!
LAST day of EXTRAVAGANZA!
NATURE'S BEAUTY Stamp Set #150528 was chosen by Shari Wicks, fellow demonstrator, to create this soft, sweet bunny card which I cased. LOVE IT!!
Do you recognize this Designer Paper?? It's MONSTER BASH DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #150447! It's PERFECT!
This is a 4 x 4" Gate Fold card: cut base card 11 x 4" and then score at 2, 3-3/4, 7-1/4, and 9". This fits in a Stampin' Up! medium envelope. (Don't use a square envelope because it's extra US postage.)
The realistic bunny is colored with Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers: Light Smoky Slate and Ivory. To create the snow, I dotted on SNOWFALL ACCENT PUFF PAINT #150691 and sprinkled it with ICE STAMPIN' GLITTER #150445. Then I heated the puff paint with a heat tool and the glitter adhered. You can also adhere the glitter with SHIMMERY CRYSTAL EFFECTS #150892.
Sentiment is from MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL #147702. This is the perfect holiday card for a nature lover!! TRY IT!
Here is a unique way to use the Tidings All Around Bundle #152371! You can STACK the stamped image over the die cut leaves using this handy TIP!!
TIP: Cut the die cut leaves into two equal pieces, and spread apart 1/2 to 3/4" so the leaves show more when layered under the stamped image!! EASY! QUICK!! GREAT RESULTS!!
This card uses ALL FOUR dies in this bundle to create lots of Autumn texture and color!
Wreaths are useful for every season so you get a BIG BANG for your dollars plus $AVE 10% on the bundle. Try it!!
Halloween is NEXT month! Get your WICKED on with Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set #150547!
To create this striking banner, use Champagne Foil Paper #144748 embossed with the NEW Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder #150665. Tap Jet Black STAZON Ink Pad #101406 flat onto the Foil paper to POP the design!! Use Stazon ink because the Foil is non-porous! Magically EASY!!
It's quick to make multiples of this card!! Try it!
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Grab your markers to create a unique look with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set #149325! These are Stampin' Write Markers Purple Posy and Seaside Spray on Shimmery White Card Stock. Make long swiping strokes with the brush tip, starting off the card stock and ending off the card stock. Second, stamp the Daisy image in Momento Tuxedo Black. It's easy!
Experiment with different color combos with this easy technique. Try it!
Sponge Brayers #141714 add fast, FUN COLOR to your card making!! Load the brayer with ink by rolling in ONE DIRECTION across your ink pad. These bright, happy colors are Mango Melody and Poppy Parade. Next roll across your Whisper White Card Stock by starting OFF the edge and ENDING off the end. BLENDING is so easy by simply rolling over one color with another color. Two handles and FOUR sponges come in a set. Just squish under running tap water to clean and air dry.
What a brilliant sunset you can create with this nifty little tool!! This is ABOVE the CLOUDS Stamp Set #149404. You can also purchase it bundled with a Hot Air Balloon PUNCH and $AVE 10%! Be sure to catch my NEXT post to see what else this handy little sponge brayer created!! TRY IT!
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This fancy fold is called a Double Z. You can see the two Zs. The Whisper White base card is 11 X 4-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". The Poppy Parade inset card is 8-1/4" X 3-1/4" scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". TIP: make sure you put your adhesive on only the outside half of the Poppy Parade front fold.
A friend is having an 80th Birthday on July 4th! Isn't this the perfect design and colors? Poppy Parade, Blueberry Bushel, White.
This is the NEW Family Party Stamp Set #149379 containing numbers and family names! Perfect for every Birthday! TRY IT!
For the first time EVER, Stampin' Up! will have stamps sets on the Clearance Rack as we transition from clear mount to cling stamps. Check it out, quickly!
There is lots of color in a sunset! Use Stampin' Write Markers like: Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Terracotta Tile and Mango Melody to create your own sunset. Scribble horizontally across Shimmery White Card Stock starting off the edge and ending off the edge.
Stamp the silhouette image from the Friend Like You Stamp Set #149237 on top of the sunset colors using Tuxedo Black Momento Pad.
Use any of the sunset colors to create your base card. I used Mango Melody for cheeriness!! TRY IT!
I found this clever embossing trick by Diana Langman. I have never seen this before.
2. Emboss the same card stock with Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder #151823 by inserting one corner into the machine. STOP just before the outside edges of the embossing folder hit the machine. Back the embossing folder out of the machine. Be careful not to damage the embossing folder by continuing to emboss too far.
This is the absolutely gorgeous Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper #149100. It's very Monet-like and impressionistic!
I LOVE this card!! Free as a Bird Stamp Set #149468 is an OPEN IMAGE design. Simply take a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082 and color the images black to create a silhouette! It's SOOO easy and totally changes the appearance! The background is Shimmery White card stock #101910 which has a nice finish for creating sunsets! Using markers, scribble sunset colors onto Shimmery card stock by starting off one side and ending off the other. Don't worry about being perfect, because the image goes on top. Next, stamp your image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Fill in all open designs with the black marker. Sunset marker colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape. You get LOTS OF IMPACT!! TRY IT!
I used two sunset colors for the card base: Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody to POP the black!
Carry the same colors inside for the sentiment! TRY IT, you will love it, too!!
SPECIAL OFFER: When you purchase Free as a Bird Bundle #151123 p.91 OR Bird Ballad Suite #152190 p. 91 from me, get an ADORABLE Bird House pattern! See header
We all need quick cards! Let designer paper be your focal point. Cut a design paper 6" by 1-1/4" or 1-1/2". Attach it diagonally to your card front. Look closely. I added two score lines about 1/8" apart and parallel to the sides of the strip. This adds a bit of interest and texture.
See the score lines? Try this!
Try the WHITEWASH Technique with this lovely new Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087!
Heat emboss the flower image onto Crumb Cake card stock. I used Gold Embossing Powder.
Tap your open White Craft Ink Pad #147277 onto a clean acrylic block or other nonporous surface. Using an Aqua Painter #103954 filled with plain water, collect the ink and paint onto the flower petals. This gives a lovely milky look. SOFT!
This WHITEWASHED image really pops on a Basic Black card stock base! TRY IT!
Bloom by Bloom stamp set #148820 is VERSATILE! Try creating your own background. Select 3-4 colors you like together. Start with the largest image using one of the colors. Stamp it spaced fairly evenly on your layer. Second, use the next to largest image and another color. Finish with the smallest image to "fill in between" the previous shapes. Secret: if there is an area that you are NOT satisfied with...cover it with the sentiment!
Since the background is busy, I used a solid color to frame the sentiment. It helps the eye "rest on the word."
It's fun to experiment with different color combos! TRY IT!
MORE DSP Layout today! This is the Pool Party paper from the Soft Subtles 6X6" Designer Series Paper Pack #146966 paired with the Well Written Framelits Dies #148534. The base card is Night of Navy color.
You just can't beat polka dots and stripes!! CLASSIC for sure!
In case you missed the layout yesterday, here it is again. TRY IT!
This is such a cute card!! It will send a SMILE for sure! DSP = Designer Series Paper. I have combined Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper #148975 with Well Written Framelits Dies #148534. Love the little bird included in the framelits!
Try this FUN layout!! Click the picture and print your pattern.
On this layout, I put the sentiment at the bottom. This is Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper Pack #146289. The little butterfly is included in the framelits. It's a totally different look.
Remember to cover your envelope flap w/ DSP, for a "WOW" presentation! I whipped up some TEAM mail using this adorable format. TRY IT!!
This is the STAINED GLASS Technique using Very Vintage Host Stamp Set #146801. Stamp the image on Vellum using StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad #101406. Let dry. Then color on the BACKSIDE with Blends (or markers.) It's EASY!
This image lives up to it's VINTAGE name!!
I framed the image with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Die #148551, popped up with the Foam Adhesive Strips #141825. This lovely stamp set is only available as a Host Reward selection OR a single purchase of $150 or more.
This cute design is a CHEVRON FOLD that I saw on Dawn Olchefske's BLOG! She has excellent directions so I will not repeat them. When you select your designer paper for this technique, choose a paper with high contract on the two sides!
A peek inside!
Such a CUTE, fresh look using Garden Impressions 6X6" Designer Series Paper #146289. This is GREAT for scraps, also. Great idea, Dawn, and thanks for sharing! TRY IT!
These Notecards #131527 are FUN to create!! Simply scribble horizontally using the side of the broad tip of Stampin' Write Markers on GLOSSY cardstock!! BLEND sky colors by overlapping. Do not blend the green "earth." TIP: turn your glossy cardstock upside down to cut which will reduce oily fingerprints that interfere with coloring.
The marker dries quickly. Stamp your silhouette image in STAZ-ON Jet Black Ink #101406. Let dry.
Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color in the Rooster which is an open image. This Home to Roost stamp set is a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item with a $50 purchase (usa.) PLAY with different colors!! My next post will have a similar idea for you to try!
This will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!!
It's such a FUN card created like the old woven potholders you might have made as a kid!!
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FREE Butterfly Paper! YES, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper #149622 is a FREE item with a $50 (USA) purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! One side is black and white!
TIP: There are four sheets of Butterflies images (two of large butterflies and two of small) that fit the Butterfly Duet Punch #148523 in the Occasions Catalog!! Loosely cut around a butterfly image. Glue on a "handle" of scrap paper OR use a sticky note. This extension allows you to move the small image around for exact placement in the punch!! SIMPLE!!
Circle Punches are 1-3/4" #119850 and 2" #133782. Use Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897 on the butterfly wings!! Great designs for sending CHEER!!
Beginning TOMORROW with the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Promo, Stampin' Up! is introducing New CLING Stamps! Please watch this video so you can properly care for and remove your new CLING stamps. The NEW Take Your Pick Tool #144107 is also handy to separate Cling stamps from blocks. (Please note: Stampin' Up! will not replace torn foam layers.)
Today, I have an adorable little party favor box and PATTERN for you! Mine are made with the All is Bright Designer Series Paper #147892 and hold three Dove Chocolates.
Just "PINCH" the sides of the top edge to pop open! The All is Bright Paper Clips #147893 are perfect to close the top with a festive touch!!
The first one you make, use scrap card stock and get the feel of the pattern.
Here is the pattern as my holiday gift to you! ENJOY!
Pattern here: View this photo
Everyone needs Gift Card Holders for the Holiday. This one is very easy!
Cut base card stock 4-1/4" x 11", and score at 5-1/2" and 8-1/2". Use about a 1" circle punch to punch a thumb hole in the edge of the card stock. This edge folds to the inside of the card and is attached only on the side edges with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Attach the inside layer that is 4" X 2-1/2". Last, close your card and attach the front layer so it hides the inside layer. The lovely sentiment is from the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set #147702.
Here is a FUN "easel card" made with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set #147728! It's easy to create.
Cut the base cardstock 4-1/4" X 11, scored at 5-1/2" and 8-1/4". Create your card and attach only the lower half of the front layer. Inside, place a "STOP" for the lower front edge of the card to rest against. I often place a sentiment on the "stop." The "stop" needs to be dimensionalized. Very simply and impressive! Try it!
It's BLACK MAGIC Technique! How do you color on black cardstock?? #1 Heat emboss the image in White Embossing Powder. #2 Grab your BLENDS, alcohol markers, and start coloring the embossing. Easy and Impressive!
The Stamp Set is called Graceful Garden #143849. I hadn't used this technique in a long time and my demonstrator friend Shari Wicks reminded me about it again. It's always a WOW!! Try it!
I enjoy creating Sunset/Sunrise cards! "Enjoy Life" Stamp Set #148190 is a lovely silhouette stamp set to use with this FUN technique.
Here is my process which allows me to reproduce the same card multiple times:
*Punch or die cut a generous shape in the center of a quarter sheet of scrap cardstock.
*Lay this template on your cardstock and hold in place. (I just use my fingers.)
*Using a Sponge Dauber #133773 pounce on an ink pad to collect color, then scrub ink into the opening of the template, using a horizontal motion going beyond the edges of the template. Blend one color into the next if desired.
*Mark your colors for use at a later time and keep in the template in your stamp case.
*Stamp a silhouette in black ink within the window before removing the template.
This is a lovely, thoughtful sentiment! Try sponging a Sunrise/Sunset!
Thanks, Dani! This is a SUPER helpful crafting tool!!
Need a QUICK, CUTE card layout? Here it is! Cut any designer paper 7/8" X 5-1/2". This is great for showing off designer papers OR using scraps!! You can even cut the strips 1" X 5-1/2".
This happy, colorful paper is Tropical Escape 6X6" Designer Series Paper #146916!!
Good for swap cards, too. Give this fast layout a TRY!!
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Colors have evolved! Add some exciting new colors to your collection!
This format goes together fast if you need a stack of swap cards in a hurry! Grab Designer Series Paper and do the ECONOMICAL cut of 3X3". Mount coordinating designs in opposite corners of a standard 4-1/4 X 5-1/2" card. Add a center sentiment/embellishment. BAM! DONE!
I used a Gorgeous Grape base card. The pattern is my favorite, Brights 6X6" Designer Series Paper Stack #146964. The center is the Darling Label Punch Box #146855 that includes the punch and 6 sentiments. This format also works perfectly with 12X12" designer papers. Going to OnStage as a demonstrator?? This could be YOUR swap with any current designer papers! TRY IT!
It's a BRUSHO-kind-of-Birthday!! Brusho Crystal Colour #144101 creates a unique, one of a kind card! Click the photo to see a larger view.
Be sure to use Watercolor Paper #122959 for the best results. The stamp set is the NEW One for All #146652 wood or #146655 clear. TRY IT!
Here is a FUN technique that will make you look and feel like an artist!
This UNDER THE MISTLETOE Designer Series Paper #146921 is included in this month's promo: Buy 3 Designer Papers, Get 1 FREE!! This is the same card format as my last post. This fancy fold card begins with a 5-1/2 X 12" base. Score at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, and 10-1/4". It's EASY and a great way to show off Designer Paper!!
Love these Reindeer!!
This card features a "slip-off" belly band of 1 X 10". Try this FUN fancy fold!!
Buy 3 Designer Papers, get 1 FREE this month of July!! This botanical NATURE'S POEM Designer Series Paper #146338 is included in this promo and it's FUN!!
This fancy fold card begins with a 5-1/2 X 12" base. Score at 4-1/4, 7-1/4, and 10-1/4". It's EASY and a great way to show off Designer Paper!!
Don't miss my next posting using this same fancy fold!!