Friday, April 15, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs Father's Day Card

For this card with the Bear Hugs stamp set, I used variety of greens (Old Olive, Mellow Moss and Mint Macaron) to give an outdoorsy look for a Father's Day card. The sketch I used was MOJO Monday #440 (MOJO440) I love the color scheme in the English Garden Designer Series Paper, and I think the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds needed texture as well. You could also make it a birthday card of course.

Remember that Mellow Moss is one of the In Colors that will retire at the end of this catalog, so if you love it, order more now.

I used the old stand-by Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment inside the card....

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Home Window Easel Cards

I could not decide which card to create for my customers to make for class last night, so I went with a choice of whichever they liked.  The Pink Pirouette card looks like spring in Oklahoma with all the blooming redbuds, but then again, the wind does sweep down the plains pretty well too, so the kite visual is also timely.  I usually don't make a sketched look for the main image, but I think I like it. These fun images make it easy to say "it's a good day". :)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Just add Honeycomb...SAB Honeycomb Happiness Ice Cream Cone

Just add the Blushing Bride Honeycomb to this card for a quick and fun Thank You or Birthday card.  I really wish this set wasn't retiring today since it is the last day of Sale-a-bration!  The Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and the Honeycombs aren't retiring though! So fun to make!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Matchbook Botanicals for You card

Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, so I thought I should post this matchbook gift card holder card today.  It uses the Botanicals for You set which you can get free with a $50 order.  I can't remember the last time I made a matchbook card, so I jumped on the chance when I thought of it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MOJO441 A Nice Cuppa Cups & Kettle dies Stampin Up!

Not sure this is close enough, but I used the MOJO Monday Sketch 441 after flipping it.  It really helped me to coordinate the many designer series papers from the Have a Cuppa Paper Stack.  There is nothing about the A Nice Cuppa set that I don't like....So many adorable tea cups and pots, tea bag tags AND spoons, lemons and teapot/cup charms? Yes, please.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bunny Easter Card Stampin' Up Friends and Flowers

I do love making a bunny using the Friends & Flowers set...I like how versatile it is, but the bow paperclip adds enough fun to take it to super cute!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stampin' Up! Honeycomb Happiness Set Chick card MOJO433

I used the MOJO Monday sketch for this week ( MOJO 433 ) for the Easel card for this month's class.  Although the Birthday Bouquet Designer series Paper doesn't have any So Saffron in it, I still think it looks cute with this little sweet chick.  Of course I dyed a Honeycomb Embellishment Daffodil Delight for an adorable tummy on the chick.  I think he'll be adorable in March as a welcome spring type card.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop.  It is such fun to see everyone's ideas with the new stamp sets and Big Shot items!

If you are hopping in order, you've arrived after seeing Heidi's lovely designs on her Running with Scissors Blog. Should you get lost or want to chat about the hop, here is a link to the chat thread on the Stampin' Addicts website: Chat Thread

I'm using the Rose Garden/Rose Wonder Bundle for my creations....There are so many amazing things you can do with the main image of this stamp set and die cuts that I've decided to list them for you!

First with the Rose Garden thinlits, you can cut the main image from black, white, gold, silver or a color of cardstock with green leaves. You could then, use it as is, sponge or water color a white die cut, or you could also fill the voids with colored cardstock, glimmer paper, designer series paper, vellum or shimmer paper.  You could also just use it as a mask and sponge around the Rose Image Die Cut.

With the stamp set you could heat emboss it, and then emboss resist, watercolor, sponge or color with your favorite coloring technique.  I plan to try them all eventually!

My first cards use Stampin' Up!'s card design from page 19 of the catalog.  I used Daffodil Delight and So Saffron as well as Watermelon Wonder and Calypso  Coral.  I like the stained glass look of black with this die cut especially.  I made this orange card about a month ago, but sadly, another blogger has already posted a picture of this idea. Great minds think alike I guess, so I decided to go ahead and post.

I found that using the Mono Multi liquid glue worked best for me for this card.  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen when I first tried it, and I found I had a bit of "seepage" on the the card base at the top of the flower.  Sadly, the adhesive eraser removes the Mono Multi easily, but didn't remove the "shiny" look of the dried Fine-Tip Pen's glue at all.  The Mono Multi also gives you more time to put your pieces into the voids.  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen dries very quickly.

After you've made one of the cards above, you are left with some lovely green and yellow line die cuts which can (and should :) ) be made into a card.  I made the So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz into a simple sympathy card and the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive into a Thank you Card. The "with Sympathy" sentiment is cut out using the great new label die in this bundle, and I'm weird in that I think sympathy cards should not be embellished much.

Finally, I "Winked" the line rose stamp with Wink of Stella Clear and intentionally smeared the Real Red and Old Olive a bit. It would be fun to play with this in every color a rose is, I think and to try adding more ink here and there.  I especially like the way the Wink of Stella looks just directly on our cardstock as shown here on the Real Red.  I'm easily amused. :) 

Now, it is time to continue to Sara's blog to enjoy her lovely designs with the Going Global set and Going Places Product Suite on her Lily's Ink Pad blog.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Easel Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die Card

Sorry for the sideways picture of this feminine Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die Easel card.  It was odd for me to try to photograph the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment at the same time as the front of the card.

The Precision Base Plate was definitely required for me on this one since neither of my Big Shots would cut the die through without it.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Bear Hugs Stampin' Up! Set Card

Bear Hugs can be fun, and I hope you'll like this card....All cut outs are done with the Big Shot.  The inside says "It's for you" and has a pink heart with "love you" on it.  It would be great as a Valentine or as an encouragement card I think.