Monday, May 2, 2016

Glimmer Butterfly

Hello crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing another card I made using the Floral Wings Hostess stamp set and the matching Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I used the same layout as my previous post.  Love those leaves from the Botanical Builders Framelits.
I stamped a boarder around a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock using the Timeless Textures stamp set and Blushing Bride ink.  I then ran the Pink Pirouette piece thru the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder. Next, I added a piece of Pink Pirouette DSP from Subtles Paper Stack and tied a piece of White Bakers Twine around the edge of the DSP. This was then adhered to the white card base.  The butterfly is stamped in Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette flowers and Pear Pizzazz stems were added to the butterfly. I then added a Blushing Bride Glimmer paper butterfly cut out from the Bold Butterfly Framelits. A Blushing Bride Candy Dot finishes it off.  Three leaves were added behind the butterfly cut out from the Botanical Builder Framelits using Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  To finish it off, I added 3 white flowers punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents punch and added small circle using Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and the "dots" from the Cupckae Builder punch.  
Floral Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

Cupcake Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Subtles Candy Dots by Stampin' Up!

The Floral Wings Hostess stamp set, Honeycomb embossing folder, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack Cupcake Builder punch and Candy Dots are on the RETIREMENT LIST! Get yours before they are gone on May 31, 2016!  
May Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: BUNEGKTR . Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Beautiful Bunch for You

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made with some leftover pieces I had from my "Coffee and Cards" get together I had a few weekends ago.  Attendees made a card very similar to this while drinking their favorite coffee beverage from Caribou. It was a very fun and relaxing time!
For this card, I added some additional Stampin' UP! products both current and retired:
I just LOVE purple and yellow together.  Here Blackberry Bliss and So Saffron make a stunning pair with the Wildflower Fields DSP from Sale-a-bration 2016. I will miss the Beautiful Bunch stamp set and matching Fun Flower punch as they both on the RETIREMENT LIST.  This is a must have set that is offered as a bundle in the catalog- meaning you get 15% when you purchase them together. :)  As you can see, this bundle makes beautiful flowers- hence the name.

Beautiful Bunch Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!
( 140259)

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Beautiful Bunch (134279), Botanical Blooms (140757) You've Got This (139572), Birthday Blooms (140655)
  • Paper: Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron, Old Olive and Whisper White
  • Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive and Basic Black
  • Accessories: Fun Flower punch-retiring (133785), 7/8" Scallop Circle punch-retiring (129404), Curvy Corner Trio Punch-retiring (139683), Botanical Builder Framelits (140625), Subtle Candy Dots-retiring (130933), Wildflower Fields DSP (retired), Lost Lagoon Bakers Twine (retired), Ribbon Border punch (retired).
April 2016 Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  If you place a minimum order of $50 using the above hostess code you will receive the "Diva gift set" shown in my post HERE as my thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.   Se the Retirement List HERE.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

SSC 125: Thinking of You

Hello, fellow crafty friends. It's Sunday and that means its time for a new challenge at  Sunday Stamps! This week we are working with color.  A pallet of soft colors to choose from. You can use all the colors on your project or at least three.  Here's this weeks challenge:

I choose to use all the colors and here's what I came up with:

I used the In the Meadow stamp set to create my card.  The mountains were stamped in Lost Lagoon ink and water colored using my aqua painter with Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum ink refills. The lake and sky were created with a sponge dauber using Soft Sky and Blushing Bride ink.  When I was satisfied with my sun set, I created the shadows on the lake with my aqua painter and Wisteria Wonder ink.  I kept it simple, not adding any bling- which is relatively hard for me to do. :)


Supplies:
  • Stamps: In the Meadow (140754), Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Soft Sky , Blushing Bride and Basic Black
  • Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky
  • Accessories: Soft Sky DSP (138437), Tiny Triangles embossing folder (133740), Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
Now its your turn to join in the fun! But before you go, please check out what the other design team members have created:

April 2016 Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  If you place a minimum order of $50 using the above hostess code you will receive the "Diva gift set" shown in my post HERE as my thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.   Se the Retirement List HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!   Happy Sunday and happy stamping!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lost Without You

Today's card is a Father's Day card, but could also be used as a birthday card.  Most all of the items used to make this card will NOT be carried over to the 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! catalog: the World Traveler textured embossing folder, the Going Global stamp set, Black Stampin' embossing powder,  the In Color Lost Lagoon, and the Esstenials Paper Piercing mat.
I don't have a lot of guy stamp sets, so I was happy to see this suite on page 39 in the Occasions catalog.  This stamp set has some great words for the great guys in your life.  My dad will be getting this card. :)
 

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Going Global (140748);
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon and Versamark;
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon and Silver Foil Sheets;
  • Accessories: World Traveler embossing folder (138289), Going Places DSP Stack (140581), Large Numbers Framelits (140622), 2" Circle punch (133782), Confetti Starts Border punch (135861), Essentials Paper Piercing Mat (138371), Black Stampin' embossing powder (109133), and Silver brad.

Going Global Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack  by Stampin' Up!

April 2016 Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  If you place a minimum order of $50 using the above hostess code you will receive the "Diva gift set" shown in my post HERE as my thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.   Se the Retirement List HERE.


Monday, April 18, 2016

You're Lovely

2015-2016 RETIREMENT LISTS ARE NOW POSTED HERE

Today, I am sharing a card stampers made last month at my March Make and Take class using the It's My Party DSP Stack.  Have I mentioned that I love this paper?

Not a lot of stamping on the outside of the card, but we did stamp the flowers from the Botanical Blooms stamp set on the inside.  Did you know that at all my Make and Take classes, you make a complete card and not just a "front".  Why go thru all the trouble to make a beautiful outside, and not complete the inside?? 

Supplies:
Stamps: Botanical Blooms (140757), You're So Lovely (140762);
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, and Basic Black;
Ink: Basic Black, Mint Macaron, (and Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry on the inside);
Accessories: It's My Party DSP Stack (140552),Botanical Builder Framelits (140625), Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (132174), Baker's Twine Combo Pack (140555), and It's My Party Enamel Dots (140554)

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Today is the day that Stampin' UP! will be releasing the retirement list for the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! Annual catalog and the 2016 Occasions catalog.  It should be posted around 12 pm noon central time.  If you are a customer of mine, I will be emailing the link to you as soon as it is posted.

Today is also the LAST day for "Weekly Deals"!  


April 2016 Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  If you place a minimum order of $50 using the above hostess code you will receive the "Diva gift set" shown in my post HERE as my thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator. 





Friday, April 15, 2016

Diva gift set

Happy Friday!  Today, I am sharing a gift bag and matching gift card holder I made using the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack (140552).  I love the quantity in this stack. Perfect for my Make and Take classes.  I chose the white side that had random black dots.  I thought pink would really make it pop and especially if I used the awesome Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (140620).  Ended up being a perfect gift for the diva in your life. HA!

First picture: the gift bag made with the Gift Bag Punch Board (133774):


Next is the matching gift card holder:


And here they are together. Just slip the gift card holder into the bag with some candy (preferably dark chocolate for me) and you have a perfect diva gift set!


Supplies:
  • Stamps: Party with Cake (140669)
  • Ink: Basic Black, and Versamark
  • Paper: Melon Mambo and Basic Black
  • Accessories:  Gift Bag Punch Board (135862), Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (140620), It's My Party DSP Stack (140552), Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (140553), Melon Mambo Baker's Twine (140555), and It's My Party Designer Washi Tape (140556), White embossing powder (109132), and pink rhinestones.
Party with Cake Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Party with Cake Bundle(140814)

Things to remember:
  1. Weekly Deals are ending (insert sad face) on Monday, April 18, 2016.  Last chance to get weekly discounts! Check them out HERE.
  2.  Retirement lists of the 2015-2016 annual catalog and the 2016 Occasions catalog will be posted by Stampin' UP! on Monday at about noon central time. Last chance to get those items on your wish list!
  3. Use my April Hostess Code: 3DRC7ZUF when placing your order.  If your online order is $50 or more, I will send you this Diva gift set (gift bag may be different pattern) as my thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator. More details on my Online Rewards page HERE .
  4. Coffee and Cards! If you are local, please join me at the Caribou in Sartell on Pinecone Rd for coffee, socializing, and make a card with me for FREE!  Tomorrow: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9 am to 11:30 am. Hope to see you there! 



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #124

It's time for another new challenge at Sunday Stamps! This week we have a sketch for you to play along with.

This is a great sketch with many fabulous possibilities.  I thought I would work with the "Going Places" product suite found on pages 38-39 of the Occasions catalog.  I have made quite a few masculine cards using the World Traveler Embossing Folder (138289) as well as the earth image in the Going Global stamp set (140748), so I wanted to focus on the other cute sayings in this stamp set.  I ended up making an anniversary card for my husband with a matching gift box (perfect size for a gift card). 

I thought the black sky with stars paper from the Going Places DSP (140581) stack would go well with this sentiment.  


The matching box is 3.5" by 3.5" and 1" deep.  I used a my retired heart punch to punch out the "lucky stars" sentiment.  


Supplies:
  • Stamps: Going Global (140745);
  • Ink: Archival Basic Black;
  • Paper: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, and Whisper White;
  • Accessories: Going Places DSP stack (140581), 2015-2017 In Color DSP  stack (138432), Confetti Hearts Border punch (137415), Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Burlap Ribbon (132140), Circle Framelits, gold sequins and retired SU heart punch.


Going Global Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Going Global stamp set

Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
Going Places DSP stack

Now that you have seen my masculine creation, please stop by the other design team members and check out their creations! 
Teresa Kline


April Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping!




Friday, April 8, 2016

Color Throwdown #387

Here's another card I made using the hostess called Silhouettes & Script.  I followed the color challenge this week at Color Throwdown.  Here's my card:

Super fun card to make. Colors are: Coastal Cabana (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Crushed Curry.  I cut 2 sun rays using the Sunburst Thinlits Die (140617). One in Pumpkin Pie and one with a piece of vellum from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack (SAB item).  Although it may be difficult to see, I painted the sun with Clear Wink of Stella ((141897).

Sunburst Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!
Sunburst Thinlits Die

Silhouettes & Script Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Silhouettes & Script Hostess Set



Here's the challenge at Color Throwdown:



April Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF.  Have a Sunny Day! 
See you Sunday for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  Till then, happy stamping!


Monday, April 4, 2016

Just add Ink challenge #305

Now that Sale-a-bration is over (insert sad face), I plan to focus on 2015-2016 Hostess stamp sets for a little bit as some haven't seen much ink.  I found the following sketch challenge at Just Add Ink to play along with:

JAI #305


I am always in need of sympathy cards, so it was quite easy for me to go with the Hostess stamp set called: Best Thoughts (page 180 of the annual catalog).  This is such a soft and elegant stamp set. Perfect for water coloring and perfect for making sympathy cards.


I stamped the flower 3 times (masked the middle one) in Basic Black ink and then water colored it using Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo ink refills.  I love, love the It's My Party Enamel Dots. I am hoping to see more enamel dots in the new catalog. :) And as you can see, I'm still enjoying my new Curvy Corner punch!

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Best Thoughts (138700);
  • Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron Envelope Paper (138312);
  • Ink: Archival Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo;
  • Accessories: Curvy Corner Punch (139683), Aqua Painter and It's My Party Enamel Dots (140554).
Best Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Best Thoughts
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper by Stampin' Up!
Envelope Paper
Curvy Corner Trio Punch by Stampin' Up!
Curvy Corner Punch
April Hostess Code for online shopping rewards: 3DRC7ZUF . Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!