Thursday, May 12, 2022

OSAT Blog Hop: Hello My Name Is

Good morning stampin' friends!  Today's projects were created for the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is Hello My Name Is...we are introducing some new products from the Annual Catalog!
I chose to create with the adorable Happier Than Happy Stamp Set and coordinating Happy Forest Dies.  When I first saw the Happy Forest Friends Product Suite in the new Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog- I knew I had to have it.  It is so cute and let's face it- the Happy Forest Friends DSP is pretty stinkin' awesome!  The color palette for the DSP is so pretty- with Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate.  Colors that I use individually but had never used together before.    

My card is a 5" square card created using a Thick Basic White Base.  There is a top Basic White layer that has been embossed using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  I distressed the edges  to junk it up a bit before adding a top layer of Happy Forest Friends DSP.  I feel like I cheated because the only thing stamped on this card is the sentiment!

My coordinating project is treat box made using the Cracker & Treat Box Dies.  The Cracker & Treat Box Die makes creating this little favor a cinch!  Simply cut it out and adhere together.  Embellish as you wish!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  Please be sure to join us on the rest of the hop by following the links below!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Monday Montage: Happy Birthday

Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today's card features the gorgeous True Beauty Stamp Set and coordinating Organic Beauty Dies.  If you haven't seen this suite- I suggest checking it out!  It is on page 67 in the new Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.

The stamp set itself is gorgeous!  There are several floral and greenery images as well as sentiments.  To create my card- I used the trellis image die as a stencil and filled it in with Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  (Be sure to wash the die immediately or it will be ruined as the Embossing Paste hardens fairly quickly.)  After the Embossing Paste was dry- I layered several stamped floral and leaf images to create a bouquet.  For the sentiment- I chose the  Happy Birthday sentiment from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set.  

Here's a closeup of the flowers.    The color palette is Polished Pink, Calypso Coral, Merry Merlot, Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue.  This is definitely not one of my usual color combinations but I love how it turned out.  It's so pretty!!!

 Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  BACK will take you to Cheryl Curtis and NEXT to Elizabeth Price.  

  • Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Basic White, Vellum
  • Stamps: True Beauty, Cottage Rose
  • Inks: Calypso Coral, Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot
  • Tools/other supplies: Organic Beauty Dies, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Palette Knives

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday Montage #212 Sneak Peek!

Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  My project today is filled with several sneak peek's! It's a set of 2 mini slim cards and a can glass.  

This project was so fun to create!  I started out by creating the can glass.  I used several colors of color changing craft vinyl that was cut out using the fruit wedge die from the Teacup Dies.  I then randomly placed the fruit wedges onto the can glass and embellished it using a bow created with Parakeet Party 1/8" Metallic Ribbon.

The cards are mini slim line cards.  The mini size is probably one of my favorite size cards to create at this time!  They are adorable, fun, and super easy to create!  The completed card size measures 3" x 5".

Both mini slim line cards feature the white and black stripe DSP from the Perfectly Penciled 12" x 12" DSP and the Cup of Tea Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Both of which will be in the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.  

To create the dotted background on the above card- I used the Dots & Spots Die to create a template.  I then inked a Blending Brush with Coastal Cabana Ink and brushed it onto the Basic White card layer.  
Several fruit wedge images were stamped in various colors (Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya and Parakeet Party) and then die cut using the Teacup Dies.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  BACK will take you to Cheryl Curtis and NEXT to Elizabeth Price.  

  • Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic White
  • DSP: Perfectly Penciled
  • Stamps: Cup of Tea
  • Inks: Melon Mambo, Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana
  • Tools: Teacup Dies Dots & Spots Die, Basic Essentials Baker's Twine (white), Blending Brushes, 1/8" Parakeet Party Metallic Ribbon, color changing craft vinyl (several colors), can glass

Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday Montage #211: For The Record

Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Today I have a super fun project to share.  My hubby and I collect vinyl albums so I thought it would be fun to create an assortment of "records" and display them in their very own record crate.  

The crate itself is a mini wooden crate that I found at a craft store. I dressed it up by adding some 2021-2023 In Color DSP ( I used the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya).  To create the record embellishments- I stamped the record image in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed it using Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.

There is a total of 6 record cards in the crate.  Each individual card has a record jacket created from Vellum Card Stock.

There are a few with the Happy Birthday sentiment simply because it's a popular type of card to gift.  

Inside each Vellum record jacket is the cutest miniature die cut record card.  I left the insides of these little record cards blank so that there would be a place to write a message to the recipient.

Here is what the inside of the mini record cards looks like.  Aren't they cute?

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  BACK will take you to Cheryl Curtis and NEXT to Elizabeth Price.  

  • Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic White Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Coastal Cabana, Vellum
  • DSP: 2021-2023 In Color 6" x 6" DSP
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Coastal Cabana, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • Tools: Layering Circles Dies, Give It A Whirl Dies, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Matte Black Dots, Polished Pink 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Rainbow of Happiness

In case it's gone unnoticed- I have just a slight obsession with the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle from Stampin' UP!  It's probably one of my most favorite stamp/die sets ever.  It's one of those sets that lends itself perfectly for just about every occasion.  You know- the one that gets reached for before all the others on the shelf!

The project I'm sharing today is so fun!  The background was created by using Blending Brushes to craft an ink rainbow.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.  I cut the inked panel into 1/2" strips and adhered them to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of  Basic White Card Stock in an offset manner.  Then using the Stitched Rectangle Dies- I cut out the panel that would become the top layer of my card.

Here's a close up!  For the white rainbow pieces- I used the heart/dots/stripes/rain drops images.  Each image was stamped in a coordinating color (Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana).  Using the Playful Alphabet- I cut out the word HELLO and used the negative image to create my sentiment.  

The bow was created using the Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Ribbon.  I carefully cut one edge off and combined it with some white Baker's Twine.  Sparkle & Shine sequins were the perfect embellishments to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 7, 2022

Monday Montage: Cactus Cuties!

Hello stampin' friends! Welcome back for the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  My project today is so fun!  It was created using the Cactus Cuties Stamp Set and coordinating Cactus Builder Punch. It's a set of four 3"x3" cards and a little box to store them in. 

For all 4 card bases- I chose to use Kraft Paper.  It's a different color and texture than traditional card stock.  It tends to be just a tad bit more rigid.  For the first card created- I stamped the Just A Note sentiment all over the card base using White Craft Ink.  An Evening Evergreen scalloped circle layered with a Basic White Circle help create the main focal image for the cactus.

Card number two was created exactly the same as card number one only with a Polished Pink scalloped circle and Basic White layered circle.  The hello sentiment was stamped onto the card base randomly using White Craft Ink.

Whenever I want to add a subtle border to my cards- I always reach for the Stitched With Whimsy Dies.  As you can see from card number 3- that die set added the perfect touch!

Last but certainly not least is a card featuring an open square "frame".  This was created by cutting a 2-3/4" square piece of Kraft Paper and cutting another square out of the the inner part.  I left a 1/4" border around the inside of the frame.

All images on the 4 cards were inked using the following colors:  Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, White Craft Ink.  To embellish each card- I used White Baker's Twine from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack and the Sparkle and Shine Sequin Assortment.  

The adorable card box was created using Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen and Basic White Card Stock.  The DSP is Polished Pink from the 2021-2023 6" x 6" DSP.  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  BACK will take you to Cheryl Curtis and NEXT to Elizabeth Price.  

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Creation Station: Rainbow Rearrange

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a card that was created for the Creation Station Rainbow Rearrange Blog Hop.  For this hop- we are sharing cards that feature rainbows in a different way.  It can be non traditional colors, flipped upside down, sideways, etc. 

I chose to create a card that featured multiple yellows.  I used Bumble Bee, Daffodil Delight DSP (from the Brights Collection 6" x 6" DSP), So Saffron and Crushed Curry.  This rainbow represents the sun in my dark cloudy sky!

For the background- I used the cloud design from the Basic Borders Dies to create a mask.  Then using a Blending Brush loaded with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink- I carefully added some fluffy clouds.  

Stitching on cards is a quick and easy way to create a "frame" around the main stamped image.   Distressing the edges of the layer adds interest.   The card was embellished using the Sparkle and Shine Sequins Assortment.  This sequin assortment is awesome because it contains stars, round sequins and round dome shaped dots.  

The final touch for this card was a Bumble Bee Bow stapled along the edge of the top layer.  A small Black Bakers Twine bow was layered onto the Bumble Bee bow to keep within my black/white/yellow color scheme.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please be sure to visit the next stop on our hop- Vicki Boucher.   She has a gorgeous creation to share with you!