Celebrating Someone Special
Today I am celebrating the birthday of someone very special to me! Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl! Knowing her special day was coming up, I just had to design a Super Special card for her! I think I hit the mark…what do you think?
Masks and Embossing Paste
I’ve been on a Black & White trend lately with my designs. I love the elegance it gives to a card. Plus, Black just happens to be the favorite color of my birthday girl, so.. (yes, she’s a walking statement of elegance too!) I love adding texture to my cards…so the Sweet Soire’e Decorative Masks paired with White Embossing Paste was definitely going to add just what I wanted for this card.
Applying Embossing Paste over the Masks is much like icing a cake! First step, you spread it over the mask just like you would to a cake. The second step is to use your palette knife to remove all the excess paste from the mask. Last step, carefully lift up the mask and admire your work!
Decorating with Embellishment Kits
Do you think you must create every element for your cards from scratch? I don’t! I love using the embellishment kits Stampin’ Up! offers on my cards. It’s quick. It’s easy. And the Sweet Soire’e Embellishment Kit just ROCKS! It has tassels, scalloped velvet trim, tags and these awesome foiled flowers and vellum foiled leaves! All I had to do was add some Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the flowers to pop them onto my card front. I used Mini Glue Dots to add the vellum leaves.
Celebrating with Sentiment Options
The ‘Celebrate’ sentiment was the obvious choice for the sentiment for my card. A quick 1/2″ Whisper White card stock strip, dove-tailed on one end is all I needed. I could have used any of the sentiments from the Cake Soire’e stamp set…they all would have been perfect!
Hugs & Smiles,
Share What You Love!
As a demonstrator, I truly enjoy sharing what I love about paper crafting and Stampin’ Up! with everyone! But I know that excitement extends to my wonderful customers as well. To have friends to craft with is what makes our hobby so fun, so we share what we love with others to get them hooked too. Stampin’ Up! wants to help you in your mission, so they have come up with a suite for this very thing called “Share What You Love!” You will be seeing this beautiful new suite in the brand new catalog that goes live on June 1st.
So why am I tell you this now when June 1st is a whole month away? Because we want you to Share What You Love NOW! That’s right, from May1-31, Stampin’ Up! is releasing this suite to customers 1 month early for a special preorder!
Do you like FREE? Take a look at these 3 bundle options! Each bundle includes 1-3 FREE Items! There’s something here for any & all level crafters! NOTE – these items will NOT be bundled in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.. they will be strictly ‘A La Cart’!
Oh The Beautiful Cards You’ll Make!
Did you see the perfect bundle that will help you Share What You Love through all the beautiful cards you’ll be making with this gorgeous suite? Check out these samples from Stampin’ Up!
Now check out this video to see this suite in action!
Get your Pre-order in today and you’ll be on your way to sharing what you love!
Hugs & Smiles,
A Good Day!
Today’s project is an adorable candy box that anyone would love to receive for Valentine’s Day, or any occasion for that matter, using some great products from the Occasions Catalog…namely, A Good Day stamp set!
If the “A Good Day” stamp set from the Occasions Catalog isn’t already on your wish list, it would be a great one to add. It has the most adorable images…and so perfect to punch out with the Scallop Circle Punches for a quick addition or main focus to a card. It would make a great $50 bundle, and then you can take advantage of a Sale-A-Bration level 1 FREEBIE!
In case you’re wondering how the “Just for you” sentiment words are in black, but the pointed fringe is Melon Mambo, just stamp the sentiment on two separate pieces of Whisper White; one in Memento and one in Melon Mambo. Now, you’ll punch the Memento one out with the 1″ circle punch and then the Melon Mambo one gets punched using the 1-3/8″ scallop circle punch. Layer one on the other and you’ve accomplished the two-tone look! Add a little more pop by running a gold sheet through the Big Shot using 1-3/4″ layering circle framelits and layer the sentiments on top using dimensionals.
Now let’s take a look at how the box was made. I’ll take you step-by-step with pictures so hopefully you can go straight to your craft room and create one yourself!
First, you’ll need 2 pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock; one cut to 6-1/2″ x 11″ and the other cut at 2-5/8″ x 4-1/2″. Cut off the two 5/8″ pieces and the 1/4″ x 5/8″ on the opposite corners as shown.
Next, Make a mark with a pencil 2″ down from the top. Align the Painted With Love DSP at the top of this piece.
Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, align the 2 from the score line to the 2″ mark along the groove of the Trimmer as shown. Cut off the wedge.
Now, adhere 1-3/8 x 5-1/8 to the second panel as shown.
Next, you need to cut a window out leaving a 1/4″ frame around the cut. Do this by using the Trimmer and aligning on the 1/4″ mark (on the right side) and cut 1/4″ down and stop 1/4″ from the DSP end.
Adhere tear tape to inside of frame and adhere window sheet.
Next, we close the wedge flap. This makes the pocket for the card. Adhere the “box” right at the 4-1/2″ score line and then close one end with adhesive.
Next, if you haven’t already eaten all the chocolate while making your fun box, wrap 5 chocolate nuggets with 1″ x 3-1/5″ strips of DSP and insert into the box and then close up the other end.
Finally, punch a hole in the top of the card and finish off with Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon and bow.
Hope this inspires you to try something new if you haven’t made something like this before!
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Hugs & Smiles,
Petals, Bubbles & Sequins
What do petals, bubbles and sequins all have in common? This gorgeous card, that’s what!
This card uses the gorgeous Petal Palette stamp set (in the new Occasions Catalog) along with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. Of course, you can save 10% by buying the Petal Palette Bundle! There are so many beautiful images and great sentiments in this stamp set! Here’s a closer look:
However, for this card, just one of the sentiments is used. It’s sitting on top of one of the intricate lace-type dies that was run through the Big Shot on a Multipurpose Adhesive sheet for quick and easy assembly! Be sure and check out all the great samples that are shown on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog using the Petal Passion Suite HERE.
The great pop of color comes from the Sale-A-Bration freebie, Bubble & Fizz Designer Series Paper! It’s so fun and versatile! And it’s FREE with a $50 purchase. It’s layered on top of Calypso Coral cardstock to make it pop even more!
Take a closer look at that Vellum Cardstock layer. It was run through the Big Shot using the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Occasions Catalog). And the sequins keep coming with those fun Tutti-frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins scattered on top of the velum for added color and fun…another great find in the Occasions Catalog!
Additionally, if you want to get your hands on some FREE Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins, simply use my January Hostess Code with your order! You will get these adorable sequins for free with a $75 order!
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Hugs & Smiles,
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Cat Got Your…Polka Dots?!
If you’re still needing to get some Halloween cards made for the little monsters in your life, have no fear! I’ve got a quick and cute card for you today!
This “spooky” cat doesn’t seem so spooky with all those cute polka dots, huh? Not only do we have polka-dots from our Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, but we’re using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder as well.
This card comes together so quick with all our handy punches. See the list below of all supplies used.
To get that black speckled look, just flick black ink from your Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker onto your paper using the large end of the marker and the cap.
Use the Banner Triple Punch to punch the end of the DSP strip.
Don’t forget about those Mini Glue Dots! They’re perfect to adhere the Linen Thread triple bow!
Smiles & Hugs,
It’s Monday! What better way to start (or end) what’s usually considered the worse day of the week than by stamping. It’s time for a “Make It Monday!” using one of my favorite new stamps – Happy Birthday Gorgeous! I’m excited to bring you this gorgeous card from our project sheet co-op group! It’s easy to make…and it incorporates a little technique too!
I’m excited not only because it’s such a pretty card, but because we get to use the *new* Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! Have you tried these sheets yet? They’re such a time saver!
SaA Few Tips:
- Adhere the Lemon Lime Twist card stock (love this new In Color!) to the adhesive sheet then run through the Big Shot using the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die. Peel off the adhesive sheet and adhere the Happy Birthday to a Whisper White Scallop Circle Framelits (used by cutting with the Big Shot).
Now let’s do a little assembly!
- Start with your Lemon Lime Twist card base. Layer on top of that with a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White.
- On top of that you’ll adhere 2 pieces of 2 different designs of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
- Now you’ll take your Happy Birthday scallop circle and adhere it with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the card.
Next, we’re going to use the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set to stamp the sentiment on scrap Whisper White card stock and punch out using the Classic Label Punch. We’ll adhere this under the “happy birthday” using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Of course, you can always stamp a sentiment on additional Whisper White card stock and adhere it inside the card as well. This stamp set has so many great sentiments to choose from! If you haven’t invested in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle yet, you might want to reconsider. In fact, add a couple more items to make it $50 and earn those July Bonus Days coupons! Here’s a great $50 bundle idea:
Don’t forget to use my July Hostess Code for a free gift from me when placing your $50 (or more) order!You’ll be all set to make quick, cute and easy birthday cards. And don’t we always need more birthday cards on hand? I know I do!
Hugs & Smiles,