Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday Montage #93








Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

My project tonight features a new stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog called This Little Piggy.  I was SO excited to see this stamp set in the catalog!  My mom LOVES pigs and this stamp set is perfect to create cards for her!


To create this card, I used Shimmer White card stock, an Aqua Painter and several reinkers (Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst, Powder Pink).  I first stamped the You Make Me Happy Piggy in Basic Black Archival Ink onto the Shimmer White card stock.  Next, using the Aqua Painter, I added a very thin layer of Crumb Cake ink along the bottom of the piggy image and then Soft Sky for the background of the piggy.
I then colored the pig and remaining images.

Not too fancy but oh so cute!  The best part is that this card really takes less than 10 minutes to create making it perfect for a class!  Go ahead!  Give it a try!

Product not yet available:
Stamps:  This Little Piggy


Click the NEXT button to go to the fabulous Dara Gloden or click the BACK button to head on over to the lovely Cathy Casey.


                

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Happy Celebrations

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

For our hop today I'm featuring the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  
This set is so fun and I couldn't be happier that it will also be in the upcoming Stampin' UP! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.
As you can see from the picture below, this card is definitely a clean and simple card.  There are a few embellishments but not too many!  I wanted to show that this set is wonderful all by itself!


To create the HAPPY- I stamped the image in Pool Party ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Since this stamp set is made from Photopolymer it's completely clear.  This allowed me to ink half the HAPPY image with VersaMark ink and stamp directly on top of the Pool Party image.  I then added some Gold Stampin' Emboss powder and heat embossed with the Heat Tool.  Each letter was then carefully cut out and adhered to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed my card!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!





Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party
Stamps:  Happy Celebrations
Ink:  Pool Party, VersaMark
Tools/other supplies:  Gold Glimmer Paper, Metallic Enamel Shapes, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Love Sparkles- All Occasion Card Set

Hello there stampers!  I'm a little late with this post as the day it went live on the Stampin' UP! blog- was also an Artisan Design Team blog hop day.  I've been meaning to share this with you ever since!
This was my corporate blog post:
All Occasion Card Set

Hello there!  Do you have a favorite item that you like to give?  For me- one of my favorite things to gift is a set of all occasion handmade greeting cards.  For many, cards are a way to celebrate specific occasions or a way to express emotions.  No matter what the reason for sending a card is- one thing is for sure.  Cards are always sure to brighten someone’s day!
                                                   


This beautiful set consists of 4 different cards/envelopes and an adorable little window box to hold them.   To create this set I used the Love Sparkles (item #143183) stamp set, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (item # 131527) and silver DSP from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (item # 138435).  Various other elements such as Silver Metallic Thread (item # 138402), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item #119246), 5/8” Silver Satin Ribbon (item # 134548) and Silver Sequin Trim (item # 138399) were used to embellish the cards.  

The first card is a Thank You card.  The flower was created using the Big Shot (item # 143263) and Succulent Framelits Dies (item # 142757). Not only are the Succulent Framelits Dies (item # 142757) used to create succulents but they also make pretty flowers!  This Daffodil Delight Card Stock (item #119683) flower is the perfect addition to this card.  It adds a subtle yet pretty touch to this soft color scheme.



Next up is a gorgeous love note.  This sweet card features the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item # 142761) and a Real Red Card Stock (item # 102482) heart cut from the Sunshine Wishes Dies (item #141489).  The Love banner was created by stamping the Love sentiment in Real Red ink (item # 126949) onto a Pink Pirouette Card Stock (item # 111351) banner. A tiny little white bow from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack (item # 142737) adorns the right side of the heart.
                                                                  


The last two cards are pretty much dual purpose.  Since they don’t specifically refer to any occasion they can either be for a birthday, congratulations or just because.   The first one features an adorable balloon bouquet created with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (item #140609) and the silver DSP from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (item #138435).  A simple Pool Party Card Stock (item # 122924) banner stamped with Island Indigo ink (item #126986) adds the perfect finishing touch!
  


Last but not least, this card says “it’s your day to sparkle” (another dual purpose card).  My favorite element on this card is the little banner created using the Confetti Stars Punch (item # 135861).  So fun!
                                                   



This picture shows how the completed set looks all boxed up and ready to go!

                                                  


Thanks for joining me!  I hope you have enjoyed my project and are inspired to create a set of all occasion cards for yourself or to gift!


*****Since this post went live- I have received several requests for a tutorial on how to create the box.  I apologize in advance as I'm not very tech savvy and therefore don't know how to add a .PDF file here however if you send me an email and ask for the box tutorial- I will attach it in an email.*****

Please keep in mind that there are several retiring products in this post!  Please do not wait to place your orders or it may be too late!  Retiring products are available ONLY while supplies last!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wood Words

Hello there!  Have you been enjoying the sneak peeks from the upcoming catalog?  I know there have been a TON available through various sites.  Beginning Monday of this week- I will again be focusing on the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog as well as retiring products.  I will occasionally be throwing in a sneak peek but the majority of my postings will share the current and retiring products.  

My post for tonight is a set of four 3" x 3" cards.  I love to make these little cards mostly because they're perfect to give with a gift.  They are easy to create, take very little time to make and typically don't use many supplies.  Their size is what makes them fun!


I totally adore the floral image from the Wood Words stamp set.  A few weeks ago I used it as a border along the outside edge of a card.  (See this post here)  I loved how it turned out and thought it would be the perfect addition to my 3" x 3" cards.  


This one is my favorite 💕  It's just so sweet!  I love how each of the images in the Wood Words set  either the heart, the star, the circle or the rooster are all distressed.  It adds a somewhat country feel to the cards.  


The images all measure around 1" and are the perfect size for 3" x 3" cards.  They're not too big, they're not too small.  They are just right!


Pair the images with a coordinating sentiment or in the case of this card- use only a portion of the sentiment.  Either way- it's super cute!


Why yes that is a rooster!  LOVE the rooster!  I paired the rooster with the Fresh Treats sentiment as it reminded me of farm fresh goodness!

To create the floral border on each of these cards, I used a piece of Washi Tape to mask off a 1/2" section.  I then inked the floral image with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped in the border.  I then removed the Washi Tape and added a thin strip of Gold Glimmer paper and a 2-1/2" x 3" layer.  Then I stamped/embellished the rest of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Berry Burst*, Powder Pink*, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Stamps:  Wood Words*
Inks: Powder Pink*, Pool Party, Berry Burst*, Daffodil Delight
Tools/other supplies:  Gold Glimmer Paper, Washi Tape, Black Metallic Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels

* denotes products not currently available







Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Crafting Forever

Good evening!  I'm back with another sneak peek from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  Tonight's sneak peek features the new Crafting Forever stamp set.  This stamp set is filled with fun images and cute sentiments that are perfect to get your creativity flowing!  

Did you know that you can sell projects that you've made with Stampin' UP! copyrighted images?  In order to do so, you would need to use the © Stampin' UP! stamp on them.  Have questions on the angel policy?  Visit stampinup.com/angelpolicy for more information.


My card was created to look like a desk top workspace complete with a inspirational plaque. I think it turned out pretty cute!  The "desktop" was created using the gorgeous new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  This DSP stack has several different wooden textures and is so versatile!  It's perfect for just about any project.  

Here is a closeup of the brush cup.  To create the cup, the brush/cup image was stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Next, using the Watercolor Pencils, each image was carefully colored and then watercolored using an Aqua Painter.  


To create the inspirational plaque- I first stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and cut it out using the Big Shot and the Layering Squares Framelits.  I then cut a frame from a Pacific Point scrap using the Big Shot and 2 layering squares.  The plaque was popped up using Stampin' Dimensional's and a hanger/bow was added to make the plaque look like a wall decoration.



How about those adorable little paper snips?  Way too stinkin' cute!  These lil' cuties were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Silver Foil sheet.  After they were fussy cut from the Silver Foil, I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to fill in the handles so that they resembled the Stampin' UP! Paper Snips.  


Overall- I think it came out super cute and I cannot wait to play with this set again soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Sheets
Inks:  Pacific Point, Basic Black Archival Ink, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps:  Crafting Forever
Tools/Other Supplies:  Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, Watercolor Pencils


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Hello there!  I've been playing around with several new products from the upcoming Annual Catalog.  All I can say is that you will absolutely LOVE the new Stampin' UP! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  If you do not have a copy and would like one- please send me an email.  I am happy to drop one in the mail to you!  Sorry- US residents only please.  

Here is one of the cards I have created using a few of the new products.  This stamp set is called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and it's totally fun!  It coordinates with the Happy Birthday Thinlits die or it can be used by itself!  


To create the Happy Birthday- I first cut out a Lemon Lime Twist sentiment using the Big Shot and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.  Next,  I cut out another Happy Birthday sentiment in Whisper White card stock.  I then began to stamp two different floral images onto the Whisper White sentiment.  One in Bermuda Bay and the other in Berry Burst.  Next I added some Lemon Lime Twist leaves.  


The Whisper White Happy Birthday was then staggered slightly on top of the Lemon Lime Twist sentiment to create an outline effect.


  A Bermuda Bay banner stamped with the words "to you" was added to complete the sentiment.  The  Berry Burst flower was first inked in Berry Burst then stamped off to make the image less vibrant.  The flower details were stamped in Berry Burst  and then lined up with the solid image to create the full effect.  


How about that GORGEOUS Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon?  Don't you just LOVE it?  It's so soft and ties perfectly!  I cannot wait to get it in more colors!  See those cute little pearls?  To create them in coordinating colors, I simply used a Stampin' Write Marker to color the Pearl Basic Jewel.  

I hope you have enjoyed my card tonight!  Thanks for stopping by!  

******UPDATE*******
I have edited this post to add 2 more samples created using the exact same technique I used on the card above.  I hope you enjoy!
The card below features Bermuda Bay as the main color.  I think this is my favorite version so far!


This is my third version.  This one features Berry Burst as the main color.  I LOVE them all....
They all have such a unique look!  I love that when Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist are paired together- all the colors seem to have a different hue depending on what the main color is!  So fun!




Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist*
Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist*, Berry Burst*
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous*
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits Die*, 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay)*, 2017-2019 Stampin' Write Markers *

Items marked with an * are not currently available.  Contact me today to see how you can get your hands on some of the upcoming goodies!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Eastern Palace

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

Our hop today features the BRAND NEW Eastern Palace product suite.  Why not experience Eastern inspired opulence plus get a FREE GIFT and three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors included in one of your exclusive bundles!

I'm sure by now you've all seen just how amazing the new In-Color  Lemon Lime Twist is.  I've noticed that when pairing it with certain color combinations the Lemon Lime Twist can either appear really bright or more muted.


As you can see from the card above, Lemon Lime Twist when paired with Basic Black is electric!  I LOVE how vibrant and FUN this color combination is!  Of course no card is complete without a little bit of gold!


Come on!  What are you waiting for?  Head on over to my store today and order one of the fabulous Eastern Palace bundles today!  

I hope you have enjoyed my card!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!





Supplies:
Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Lemon Lime Twist
Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Pad
Big Shot
Eastern Medallions Thinlits
Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Stickers Gold Vinyl Eastern
Gold Glimmer Paper
Gold Metallic Thread
Metallic Enamel Shapes