Thank you card with Perennial Essence

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the Perennial Essence Suite and the new In Color Purple Posy! This suite can be found on page 107 in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I thought paring it up with the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create a beautiful Thank You card would be perfect! I just cannot get enough of this stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper! Now, Purple Posy is not a coordinating color that is listed for this DSP, but sometimes it just “comes to you” that a color might coordinate with DSP and I knew I could find a design that would pair nicely with Purple Posy.

For this card, I chose this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally for the card front, you will need a piece of Silver Foil Sheet that is 4” long and cut two strips using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, a 2” x 4” piece of Purple Posy cardstock, use the Leaf Punch on the Old Olive Vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock to punch out two pieces, stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits, a Perennial Essence Floral Center, and this flower stamp from Floral Essence stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink, then I used a sponge dauber with So Saffron ink for the center and a sponge dauber with Purple Posy ink for the rest of the flower, fussy cutting out:

To first assemble, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edge of the Purple Posy cardstock to adhere the Silver Foil border punch, adhered the sentiment, and then adhered this piece to the DSP base layer:

The leaves are adhered to the back of the flower with glue dots, the floral center is adhered to the flower center, and then this piece is adhered to the card front with dimensionals:

This completed card front is adhered to a Purple Posy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and flower in Blackberry Bliss ink, the flower center in So Saffron ink, and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink:

Isn’t this a sweet card?? What do you think of the new In Color Purple Posy? It is a very soft and light purple, pairs very well with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape if you are going from light to dark. 

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Congratulations card with Sailing Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great congratulations card using the new Come Sail Away Suite! Whether it’s a graduation, retirement, or another achievement, this suite is perfect for the occasion! This card is also perfect to give you a sneak peek at the upcoming new InColor, Seaside Spray, by replacing the listed coordinating color Balmy Blue. I mean, Seaside Spray just has to coordinate with the Come Sail Away Suite just because of the name, right?? Lol

For the card front base layer, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Additionally, you will use the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine to create a “rope” (directions below), the ship’s wheel trinket, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the 1 ½” Punch, use the coordinating framelit to cut out of Night of Navy cardstock, stamp the smaller sailboat in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating thinlit, and then to create background for the sailboat I pressed a clear block onto the Seaside Spray ink pad, spritzed the block with water, pressed the block onto Whisper White cardstock, and then cut out with the 4thlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelit. ***TIP-you can use your heat gun to dry out the paper and prevent it from curling up from the water:

To create the “rope”, I cut a 10” piece of the baker’s twine, folded it in half, and then tied it into 3 knots. I used my snips on the end with the loop to even out the twine length on the ends and then used my fingers/nails to “fray” the ends:

To assemble the card front, first adhere the Whisper White rectangle inked cardstock at an angle onto the DSP base layer. Adhere the sentiment onto the Night of Navy cardstock, adhere the ship’s wheel trinket with glue dots, and then adhere this piece and the sailboat with dimensionals. The baker’s twine is adhered with glue dots and then I stamped the birds in Soft Suede ink. This completed piece is adhered to Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, stamp the sailboat in Soft Suede ink, and then I used my Aqua Painter with Seaside Spray ink to color in around the sailboat:

Isn’t this a great congratulations card?? It was so easy to create the background for the sailboat by just using a clear block, a stamp pad, and a spritzer with water! You can use this with any color! I usually will use my ink refill bottle and a drop or two directly on the clear block, but I haven’t ordered mine yet, so pad to block is the perfect solution!

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Magical Mermaid Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Magical Mermaid stamp set and (the retiring) Tranquil Textures Designer Paper! I will so miss this designer series paper, but then again, I always feel this way as the current catalog comes to an end and designer series papers retire! I am also very excited about all the new designer series paper from the upcoming Annual Catalog and cannot wait to get started creating with them to share with you all! Are you on the same merry-go-round ride with me?? Good! Lol

I first started with the mermaid stamp with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with silver emboss powder, colored the hair and body with the Bronze and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, and used a sponge dauber each to color the tail in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks. I used my snips to fussy cut the mermaid and since the hair is a little tricky, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends to touch up any spots. **TIP-since the blends will smear the embossed image, I used light brush strokes to color the hair:

I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. First stamp the sand stamp in Sahara Sand ink along the bottom, stamp the sea weed stamp first in Soft Sea Foam ink and then use a sponge to apply the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint directly to the stamp and then stamp the image onto the DSP:

I also used the same technique for the spotted stamp to make it look like shimmery bubble in the water. After this dried (short wait), I used the Seaside TIEF on the stamped DSP:

Additionally, for the card front I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, used my fingers to tear the paper around the sentiment, and then used the Mint Macaron Sponge Dauber around the edge. I wanted to give this a “framed” look, so I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5 1/8” and used the 2ndlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelit to cut out the middle: 

To assemble, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edges of the Night of Navy frame to adhere to the embossed DSP (I also place a couple of clear blocks on top to let the glue adhere for a minute) and then used dimensionals for the mermaid and the sentiment:

This is then adhered to a Mint Macaron cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside sentiment, on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, stamp the sand along the bottom in Sahara Sand ink, and then stamp the sea weed stamp in Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron inks:

Easy to make for a stunning birthday card! I just love the added touch of shimmer with the shimmer paint! Never thought about applying the shimmer paint directly to the stamp? I would recommend first cleaning the stamp with a baby wipe or rinsing under the sink before cleaning with your Stampin’ Scrub. All products used today are carrying over, EXCEPT the DSP and the Tranquil Tide ink.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Mother’s Day Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For my Mother’s Day card, I am featuring the stamp set from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Sentimental Rose. This stamp set is a photopolymer distINKtive set, with a beautiful rose and leaf stamps, and versatile sentiments. While the kit makes the smaller notecards, I am making an alternative full-size card featuring three of the retiring 2017-2019 InColors. I will miss these retiring InColors, they complement each other so well!

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Powder Pink cardstock, embossed with the Tufted DTIEF:

To create the rose stamped cardstock, first cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3’ x 4” and then stamp the rose on a scrap piece of paper and fussy cut out to use as a mask:

I first stamped the rose in Fresh Fig ink about the middle of the cardstock, applied the mask on top, stamped the rose again in each corner in Powder Pink ink, and then I stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink:

Additionally, you will need enough Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon to tie into a bow around the embossed base layer, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Framelit, and then use the next size up framelit to cut a piece from Fresh Fig cardstock to layer the sentiment on:

To assemble the card front, tie the ribbon around the embossed base layer into a bow and then adhere the stamped cardstock with dimensionals:

Layer and adhere the rectangle cardstock together, place a dimensional on one end, and adhesive on the other end. This will secure the layered sentiment to the stamped cardstock and also keep it level with the stamped cardstock with the dimensional on the opposite end:

This piece is then adhered to a Fresh Fig cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I thought the flowers needed just a little something more, so I placed a pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in the middle. If you do not have these, you can use a Rhinestone or Pearl Basic Jewel instead:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink, stamp the rose in the corner in Fresh Fig ink, and stamp the leaf in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I added some Wink of Stella to the middle of the rose, you can’t really see it, except where the area is lighter:

This is a great alternative for the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin and with the versatile sentiments, you can do this for any occasion! Be sure to join me next week as I share more alternative creations from this Paper Pumpkin!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the Easter Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your first and last name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Linda Cullen  
4. Pam Nichols  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Rachael Rife  
7. Tina Wardell  
8. Jodie Ball  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Lori Mueller  
11. Gigi Melone  
12. Liz Holloway  
13. Kim Quade  

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Having fun with the new Come Sail Away Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features products from the new Come Sail Away Suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! As a demonstrator, it is very exciting to attend an OnStage event because not only do you receive your very own copy of an upcoming catalog, get to see upcoming new products first hand, but are also able to purchase select products! So, when I saw the Come Sail Away Suite, this was a MUST on my list! This suite includes the stamp set, dies, designer series paper, baker’s twine, trinkets, memories & more card pack, and 3D embossing folder, which I was able to purchase everything except the embossing folder. If you are looking for a “manlier” themed suite, this is perfect! This stamp set is also one of the new DistINKTive sets, which I just love! The first card I chose to make with this suite is actually a simple birthday card, which is perfect for someone who loves lighthouses.

I first started with a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the lighthouse image in Night of Navy ink. I then cut the lighthouse with the coordinating die, which is part of the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss product line. What’s the difference? The new dies “hug” the edge of the stamped image, making it easier to line up:

For the base layer, I cut this design from the DSP at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut this design at 1 ½” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock using the third largest Stitched Rectangle Framelit, used my aqua painter with some Balmy Blue ink to watercolor the background, the cut-out lighthouse, and I braided the baker’s twine to make it look like a rope, then tying the anchor trinket at the end:

To assemble the card front, adhere the two pieces of DSP together and then adhere to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The lighthouse is adhered with dimensionals on the watercolor washed piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and the anchor is adhered with mini dimensionals. I cut one mini dimensional in half and then cut in half again, which will hide the dimensional behind the anchor. I used dimensionals on the back of the Thick Very Vanilla piece, using one to secure the other end of the baker’s twine around the corner of the cardstock. I then used a glue dot to secure baker’s twine in place. Before I adhered this completed piece to the card front, I thought it needed just a little sentiment, so I used “Happy Day” from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

For the inside, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings and the anchor in Night of Navy ink:

What do you think?? Don’t you just love this suite?? Even though I didn’t use it, the memories & more card pack not only comes with 50 double sided cards in two sizes, laser-cut specialty card, but also sticker sheets! So, even if you are on the fence about the sentiments from the stamp set, you can always change it up using one of the sentiments from the four sheets of the memories & more card pack! 

The program that I use for showing you the products used is not updated with the Come Sail Away Suite, so I took pictures of these amazing products:

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Bright and cheerful with Country Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful card made with the Country Home stamp set! I will admit this stamp set has been sitting on my shelf neglected since making my Thanksgiving cards. So, when I brought out my pack of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper and chose at random a piece to make a card with, I thought this would be perfect! Then layer this on a piece of cardstock embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF, you give the stamp and embossing folder a whole new look!

I first started with this design from the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” DSP, first cutting a 1 ½” strip off one end and then cutting this in half at ¾”. Then turn the DSP so 6” side is at the top and cut at 3”. This will give you two 3” x 4 ½” and two ¾” pieces, which you can make two cards from cutting the DSP this way, and this is my absolute favorite way to cut 6” x 6” DSP:

I cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed it with the Tin Tile DTIEF for the base layer:

For the rest of the card front, you will need enough Braided Linen Trim to tie into a bow and the tin can stamp. This is stamped in Memento ink on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I first colored around the edge of the can in Dark Night of Navy and then colored the handles in Light Night of Navy and blended this in with the outline towards the middle of the can. Next, I colored in the middle of the can with Light Mango Melody and then blended Light and Dark Balmy Blue around the edge of the Mango Melody and Night of Navy. Then to give this a lighter and weathered look, I used the brush tip of the Color Lifter over the Mango Melody and Balmy Blue inks. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut out, colored with Light Smoky Slate, used the brush tip of the Color Lifter, and then adhered to the can. This is then cut out with the second smallest Stitched Rectangle Framelit. TIP-using Thick Whisper White with multiple Stampin’ Blends helps prevent the colors from bleeding outside the stamp image and also making sure the cardstock dries inbetween coloring, which you can use your Heat Tool to help with this:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, tie the Braided Linen Trim into a bow around this piece, and then adhere the stamped piece with dimensionals. This completed piece is then adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” in Night of Navy ink and the ¾” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

I love how Night of Navy and Mango Melody really make the colors pop on this card! The Country Home stamp set really has some great sentiments and this is a great way to repurpose a holiday stamp set! So get out those sets and see what you can create with them!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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