Friday, June 24, 2016

Stampin' Addicts 2016-2017 New Catalog Blog Hop Shooting Star Bundle

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 2016-2017 New Catalog Blog Hop!  I hope you'll enjoy our little hop through our own personal favorites in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.

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

If you are hopping in order, you've arrived after seeing Betty's sweet creations with the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set on her Kitty Stamp Blog.  Wow! What beautiful coloring and designs!

I chose the Shooting Star Bundle because I love to make motion cards.  This bundle has an array of cute stamps with matching framelits for convenience as well as the round and curved slot motion pieces. (Image directly below is from and by Stampin' Up!)

First, I made this card for my husband for our 20th Anniversary.  He liked it very much, but he may be biased. :)  I used Soft Sky, Whisper White, So Saffron and Basic Black for a simple color scheme that lets the Honeybee Spinner Shine. For added shine, I used clear Wink of Stella on the bees' wings. The sentiment banner is from the Popcorn Box Thinlits. You can see the penny ever so slightly. We'll pretend I did that so that you could see how I made it. :)

This card needs a bit of an explanation...It is for my cousin and her husband who have been missionaries in Cameroon, Africa for the last 24 years.  In the next year or so, they will transition to Togo, Africa, so I thought the Spread the Love sentiment from last year's Ronald McDonald House Set, Sprinkles of Life, made a perfect card to give to her. I punched the sentiment using the Classic Label punch. Then, I put a rhinestone bling on Togo for fun.  The heart is the second smallest from the new Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits, and I used the Happy Heart Embossing folder to complete the theme.

Finally, I made this card using the other spinner/slider option which I learned (from Stampin' Up!) works best as a rainbow rather than a smiley.  We don't want the slider image to get stuck in the bottom of the depression. :)  I used Basic Black, Whisper White and Crushed Curry Cardstock as well as the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Crushed Curry Markers.  The Lucky Stars embossing folder was my background, and I added Gold Wink of Stella to each star on the card--both on the black and on the slider image piece.

Sparkly as it was, it was missing something, so I added three of the gold stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and for the sentiment I used the Duet Banner Punch. I slide the sentiment to the left rather than punching right in the middle and used the "negative" to make the basis of the point on the right side of the sentiment. I had to trim just a bit too though.

Now, it is time to continue to Sara's Lily's Ink Pad blog to see the Always an Adventure Bundle in action. I LOVE that diorama card!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Father's Day Country Livin' Truck Stampin' Up! card

I bought the Country Livin' Stamp Set to make cards for my dad since he likes old cars and guitars. :) For my first effort I had a little trouble with the shading. I will hopefully improve when I use watercolor paper instead of Whisper White, but I do like the vibrant colors in this card. I used the banner punch to create the tails on the sentiment layer.  Quick and Easy....I used Wink Of Stella on the chrome, but I have a difficult time photographing the sparkles.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Pop of Paradise Flamingo and Hostess Club Appreciation Brunch

At my hostess/club appreciation brunch last weekend, we made this card with the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set and Washi Tape. We embossed the pineapple in gold and used the new Layering Squares Framelits. I so enjoy presenting this "thank you" for my customers!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Love and Affection Kraft Embossed card

This card uses the Love and Affection Stamp Set and matching Affectionately Yours designer series paper. This card uses MOJO Monday Sketch 449. MOJO449

I considered putting Night of Navy ink on the raised embossed surface, but I was afraid I might make the card look rustic instead of elegant.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Confetti Celebration shaker card

I hope everyone enjoys the new Confetti Celebration stamp set as well as I have. I used Daffodil Delight and Whisper White with three of the new 2016-2018 In Colors, Emerald Envy,  Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo. The new confetti and banner punches made designing the card very easy.  Although Stampin' Up! recommends the star punch for the star, the Star Frame lit worked nicely for this card. We'll use the new foam strips for the shaker window, and we'll highlight the lights with Clear Wink of Stella.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Swirly Bird Sweet Sugarplum Rose

I love this color combination with the New 2016-2018 In Color, Sweet Sugarplum. Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and So Saffron look great with it, and I love the new ruched ribbon. We'll make this card at class this Thursday, but it will be an easel card.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Peekaboo New Catalog Survival Kit

I made these for my stamp club members. I saw some of these online and on Pinterest and tweaked them to my preferences. (For example, I think a band aid implying you will cut yourself on the catalog is a huge negative that I don't want to bring to mind!) Click the picture to read the sayings more easily.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder

This Maroon and Grey card has been mailed, so I can post it to my main blog now.  I created the tassel using the ribbon fraying technique. I saved the interior of the Silver Satin Ribbon to create the cord part of the tassel which connects it to the hat.  The sentiments came from the Celebrate Today and the Guy Greetings sets, and I used the retiring Washi Label Punch to hold the money, but the new Classic Label Punch will work beautifully when it arrives with the new catalog.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Zoo Babies 2016 Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts' Stampin' Up! 2016 Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop.  Hopefully, we'll help you see some new projects with these favorites of ours. 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

If you are hopping in order, you've arrived after seeing Tanya's adorably sweet nautical designs with the Sea Street set on her Tinkerin' in Ink with Tanya Blog

I chose to use the Zoo Babies Set because I think it is adorable for kid birthdays as well as baby cards.  I will miss this set as well as the scalloped circle punches and....and... :) 

I decided to mix it up and make a card for our friends who are going to Disney. I am going to ask the mom to give it to the kids on their Animal Kingdom day and put a little something inside it as a gift for them.  I used the World Map background to add Africa as a base for the little Lion. The new punches are a different look with the sentiment from a new set as well.

I also made this little Alligator card for my husband. I think it makes a fun Anniversary card when used with the Happy Heart textured embossing folder.  The pink also adds a bit more "love" to the heart on the alligator.

Finally, I used the stamps for their intended purpose...a baby card!  I also used MOJO447, the MOJO Monday Sketch challenge as well as googlie eyes for a silly/fun look.  I'm going to miss the Itty Bitty Banners, but I bet the new dies and punches will be just as useful in no time for me.

Now it is time to travel to Mickey's Paper Conversation Blog for the Choose Happiness set.  Mickey's projects are so beautifully detailed; I know you'll love them!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Circle Easel You Got This Birthday MOJO445

I used the You Got This stamp set and the MOJO Monday Sketch #445 ( MOJO445 ) for the easel card for this month. I decided to use the Scalloped Circle Die since it is retiring, and we haven't made a circle easel yet.  We'll make this card at class this Thursday, so save some strength to fussy cut this peony.....