Amazing You-quick and easy

This card was created with the quick and easy idea in mind, so that if you wanted to make several of these you to have on hand you could.

I started with the card base in Powder Pink cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. The base layer is from the Painted with Love Specialty DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and I chose a piece that did not have the gold foil in the design because I knew I wanted to incorporate some silver and gray.  The circle is in Whisper White cardstock using the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, stamping the “let’s” and “you” in Melon Mambo ink. I absolutely love the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and cut the “celebrate” in Silver Foil, adhering part to the Whisper White Stitched Circle using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Since I was using a piece of the Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon across the middle of the DSP base, I wanted these pieces to pop up, so I used some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Stitched Circle and then cut one of the dimensionals in half and applied them to the back of the C and the L, then adhered to the base layer. I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels, three in the medium and two in the large sizes, coloring the large jewels in the Dark Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends marker.

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Waterfront part 2

What can I say, the Waterfront stamp set is so much fun! This time I wanted to make a card that was a little more effort and create a scenery that you could see yourself in.

The card base is in Tranquil Tide, measures 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and the next layer is in Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5” x 3 ¾”. I first started by stamping the sun image in So Saffron ink and then sponged the sky using Soft Sky ink. I stamped the mountain image in Sahara Sand ink once on each end, and then stamped it again in the middle using Crumb Cake ink, giving it some dimension. For the grass, I first sponged on Lemon-Lime Twist ink and then used the long, thin stamp in Pear Pizzazz in front of the mountains to look like shading. For the water, I sponged Pool Party ink along the bottom and then only inked the top part of biggest shading stamp with Tranquil Tide ink to make it seem like the reflection of the mountains on the water is making the water darker. The cloud images were stamped in VersMark ink and then heat embossed in White Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the palm trees in Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz inks.

Before adhering all the layers together, I gave it one last look and felt like I need to add a little something else, so I used some Linen Thread, wrapping around twice, and tying it in a small bow.

The inside sentiment is from the Amazing You stamp set, stamped in Pool Party and Sahara Sand ink. I also wanted to tie in the front and inside of the card, so I lightly sponged some Sahara Sand ink along the bottom, using the long thin stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and then stamped the palm trees in Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz inks.

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We make a great pear

With all the snow we have been having here in Coastal Virginia, I’m ready for Spring! What better way than to get out of a cold winter funk than to create a fun, spring-like card and the Tutti-Frutti Suite is perfect! If you are looking for a complete and coordinating suite, this is for you and it even has coordinating Stampin’ Spots to take your project on the go!

For this card, the card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is in Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock cut at 5 ¼” X 4”, and the next layer is in Whisper White cardstock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”.

To make the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, I first started with Stampin’ Sponges and used Soft Sky ink for the sky and Lemon-Lime Twist ink for the grass. I used the tree, leaves, and grass stamps from Sheltering Tree, stamped the tree in Soft Suede ink, stamped the leaves in Lemon-Lime Twist ink and used Sponge Daubers to sponge Garden Green Ink around the outer leaves, and stamped the grass in Garden Green ink. I made the basket from a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, stamped the basket image in VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, fussy cutting it out. The pineapple was stamped in Daffodil Delight and Garden Green inks, the pear was stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist and Soft Sued inks, and the strawberry and watermelon were stamped in Real Red and Garden Green inks, punching them out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack. I arranged the fruit in the basket and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots, adhered the basket, used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the pineapples on the sdies, and made a small bow with the Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, adhering with liquid glue. I wanted to give the tree a little more pop, so I used some of the Berry Burst Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins. The sentiment is on a ½” scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist ink, and used the Banner Triple Punch on the end. I felt the Lemon-Lime Twist layer needed some texture, so I used the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and you can see it just peeking out underneath. I adhered all the layers together with Fast Fuse and then popped the sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Waterfront Stamp Set

What caught my eye about the Waterfront stamp set was not just the cool stamps, but the sentiments because I feel like I’m always looking for something new and versatile. There are so many different ways to build up your card with this stamp set and I’m excited to finally try it out!

This card I wanted to make it simple and useful for any occasion. The card base is 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” in Early Espresso cardstock. The next layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed using the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The next layer is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, cut at 1 ½’ x 4”. On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the mountain image in Crumb Cake, the grass in Pear Pizzazz, the water in Dapper Denim (I stamped off first), and the palm trees in Soft Suede and Old Olive and used the 4th largest scalloped square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits. I tied a piece of ¼” Copper Trim around the Wood Textures DSP, adhered that to the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals for the scenery. You can always add a sentiment to the front or leave as is and just have your sentiment inside.

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Sunshine and Rainbows

Today I wanted to make a card for a certain someone and to let them know I’m thinking of them and I thought the Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set with the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies would be perfect! Once I figured how I wanted to create this card, it was so easy to make with the Big Shot.

I first started with a piece of Marina Mist cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”. I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ¼” x 4”, and used the larger cloud die to create the upper clouds. The bottom clouds are a piece of the iridescent glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic Suite, cut at 1” x 5 ¼”, using the smaller cloud die. I wanted to go a little lighter for the colors of the rainbow since the base is in Marina Mist, so I went with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. (Helpful Hint-I numbered the rainbow dies 1-7 to keep track and make sure I’m using the right die for the right color. J) The gray clouds are made from Vellum cardstock that I sponged Basic Gray Archival Ink with a Sponge Dauber, and used the cloud framelit (make sure to let this dry completely or you will get ink on other pieces). Of course, you have to have some sunshine in order to create the rainbow, so I used Crushed Curry cardstock with the sun framelit.

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I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the rainbow pieces and the Vellum clouds to the Thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Dimensionals for the Glimmer Paper and the sun, the glitter raindrops from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, and then stamped my sentiment in Marina Mist.

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Anniversary Card

This anniversary card is my first project using items from the New Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs and I really like how versatile the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper is.

For this card, I started with Powder Pink cardstock cut at 8 ½” x 5 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” and the piece of Painted with Love DSP is cut at 5 ¼” x 4”. I used two of the layering hearts from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits, the bigger hearts are in Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry and the smaller hearts are from the Painted Love DSP. The front sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo on a 1” piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock and the end punched from the Banner Triple Punch. I placed some snail on the back of the sentiment and used that to secure the Gold Metallic Thread, placed a couple of the gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop on the front.

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The inside sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and the “anniversary” is from the same stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo. I wanted to give the “happy” a little more pop, so I used Lite Old Olive, Lite Calypso Coral, Dark Pink Pirouette, and Dark Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and leaves. The surrounding flowers are from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, stamped in Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry.

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New Occasion’s and Sale-A-Bration Products!

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I decided to wait until the New Year to order these new goodies. This way I could really pick out what I wanted to play with first because who didn’t want almost everything in these catalogs?? The first suite I knew I absolutely had to have was the Myths & Magic Suite and I mean everything! I thought this was such a fun suite to play with, whether you are big or small. The Sunshine & Rainbows bundle is another must have and when you include the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, I can just see all the possibilities. The Sweet Little Something is a two-step (or even three) that I thought would go great with the Baby Bear stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. These will be great to play with when my Stamparatus arrives next month. Now who can resist the Waterfront set? Combine this with the Brusho Crystal Colour and you can make some absolutely beautiful cards and I cannot wait to share what I come up with! The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is another stunning DSP from the Occasions Catalog and I have the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to use with this.

This year, the Sale-A-Bration has so many new and awesome products that you can earn for free! I love the Amazing You and coordinating Celebrate you Thinlits Dies, Happy Wishes stamp set, and the Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I already have my list ready for next time because there are so many great products.

If you notice, there are a few Stampin’ Blends in the mix. These are the last few blends I was missing and now I have the complete set! As you can see, I have the Side-by-Side Marker Holder from Stamp-n-Storage. I chose this holder because I thought I could use it to store other items because if things are tucked away, they won’t get used. LOL

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for my newest creations using all these new goodies!

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