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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Charming Cafe Stampin' Up! CASE of catalog sample

These cards are trifolds much like the one on page 25 of the Occasions catalog.  I used some of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper rather than the Crumb Cake diagonal stripe shown though because I wanted to offer them at an upcoming class. It wasn't easy to photograph these, but I think you get the idea.  They are a lot of fun to make with the coloring with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and diecutting.




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Monday, January 15, 2018

Lots of Lavender Rose Swag Stampin' Up! card

This week I'm going to provide all the details from the blog hop cards for you. The Lots of Lavender set is even more than just the lavender bouquet. On this card, the Rose Swag stamp is an embellishment to the main sentiment.  I just embossed it in silver and colored it to match the Sweet Soiree designer series paper for a quick card that matches fairly well with that Suite.  The large sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is lovely at the bottom of the stitched circle die cut because of the way it is portioned in space.





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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Panda Party Birthday Stampin' Up! card


These little pandas from the Panda Party set are so sweet!  I have really enjoyed them.  For this card, I wanted to use a different layout and a bright color scheme. I think any two of our bright colors would be adorable instead, and I may have to spend some time playing with that! 

The Balloon is stamped on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut out and popped up on a dimensional.  The hat is colored using Stampin' Write Markers, and the balloon, hat and Tempting Turquoise banner edge are sparkly with Clear Wink of Stella. I used a toothpick to create a stick for the banner, and the classic label punch to create the banner. To get a dovetailed edge, I just punched it again in the opposite direction on only one end. I used mini dimensionals under the banner.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Time to Sale-A-Brate with the Inky Friends Stampin' Up! Blog Hop



Time to Sale-A-Brate 2018 with the Inky Friends Blog Hop!


Join us as we journey through our favorites of the Sale-A-Bration offerings from Stampin' Up!  Most of the products are free if you buy $50 worth of product before tax and shipping, and two of them are available if you spend $100.

You've likely arrived from Sharleen's Stamp with Shar blog and enjoyed her creations with the Heartfelt Blooms set. Weren't her cards lovely? Also, for a full list of participants with links, go to the Inky Friends Blog.

I'm using the Lots of Lavender set. I really like the bouquet  and lovely coloring options for this set. This set has its own filler stamps, but whether you have the new Blends or are using a blender pen and ink, you can color a pretty bouquet with this set.

First, I thought I'd show the Rose Swag stamp as an embellishment.  I just embossed it in silver and colored it to match the Sweet Soiree designer series paper for a quick card that matches fairly well with that Suite.  The large sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is lovely at the bottom of the stitched circle die cut because of the way it portioned in space.



Next, I wanted to show the set using 2-step stamping as it was designed.  The Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette create a light and soft color scheme that reminded me of Valentine's Day.  The Finely Woven Ribbon is Powder Pink, but I think it is small enough (just around the sentiment) that it blends.



I admit when I saw this bouquet I didn't think lavender at first...They look a bit like Delphinium/Larkspur or Digitalis/foxgloves to me, so I used the color of Delphiniums for this note card.  Marker to stamp was used to outline the stamp. Then, it was colored using blender pens for a soft, hazy look.



Conversely, a monochrome card made with this set is also lovely.  Sweet Sugarplum is one of the colors set to retire on May 31, 2018, and I will really miss it.  It is difficult to see, but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the floral parts of the main image. Then I used the light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends alcohol marker to color two of the glitter Epoxy Shapes for some corner embellishment.




Now, let's see what the Epic Celebrations set has in store for us on Tanya's Tinkerin' in Ink blog.








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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Sale-A-Bration Choice in Daffodil Delight


It was really difficult to capture the Daffodil Delight in the afternoon winter light, but I wanted to post today...:)  

The bright happy Daffodil color really make this set shine, and the textured backgrounds keep your interest on a very simple card. It would be lovely in any clear color I think.


I think you can use the set in either direction, so I did that and posted it in the picture below. I originally did not want to cover the "marigold" type flowers with my sentiment, but it really focuses on the "daisy" flower when you turn it the other way.