Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card - Countryside and Canvas


Here is a man's birthday card - not always the easiest to create for us stampers. I used a few new items from the Spring Occasions Catalog, too. I stamped the truck from Countryside onto Watercolor Paper with Black Craft ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the image with Markers and an AquaPainter.

Here's a closeup of the canvas stamped banner. I cut a narrow strip of the Canvas Paper and then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on it in Jet Black StazOn. Then put a Crumb Cake Marker in the Spritzing Tool and gave it a little marker splatter. I frayed the edges and adhere it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. What other new items do you see here - the arrow Clip (so fun!) and just a few strips of Parker's Patterns DSP.



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Monday, January 28, 2013

Perfect Day - From My Heart with Flower Trim


The beautiful Flower Trim from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is getting a lot of love at my house! This card is quick and easy and the Flower Trim over the Baja Breeze bow is just the right finishing touch.

I embossed the Primrose Petals cardstock with the Honeycomb folder and then layered a few strips of Natural Composition Specialty DSP . This is a heavy weight designer series paper with embossed images - tone on tone - to create a beautiful, easy to use pattern paper. I used one of the large sentiment images in the From My Heart stamp set. This is stamped on So Saffron cardstock and then die cut in the Big Shot with the Labels Collection Framelits. A pretty bow of the Baja Breeze Seam Binding is wrapped with a few flowers.







{Inside}
Recipe:
 Stamps: From My Heart
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, So Saffron, Natural Composition Specialty
Accessories: Honeycomb TIEF, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelits






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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hexagon Birthday - Kids Card

honeycomb folder, hexagon, kids birthday, sale-a-brationHere's a bright and cheerful birthday card using the new Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! I also used some of the FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon from the Sycamore Street Bundle on this card. Just one sentiment on the front of this card and another on this inside - the rest of the card is carried by the textures, fun shape and bright colors.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the From My Heart stamp set in Pacific Point ink on the Old Olive cardstock layer. This is heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder to give it a beautiful shine and a little more pop.

Don't forget to choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration items with each $50 order now through March 22nd.






{Inside}
Recipe:
Stamps: From My Heart
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Naturals Ivory, Brights DSP
Accessories: Honeycomb TIEF, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (Tangerine Ribbon), Clear EP








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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Feeling Sentimental - Sale-A-Bration

 Are you ready for Sale-A-Bration from Stampin' Up!? This is the annual Stampin' Up! promotion to choose Free Products with each $50 purchase or with qualifying workshops. This year the Sale-A-Bration starts January 22 and ends March 22, so don't miss out!

This stamp set, Feeling Sentimental, is one of the SAB exclusives that you can choose for FREE. It includes three images, this bike and ferris wheel, a telephone booth, and the Celebrate sentiment. The narrow Island Indigo Taffeta Ribbon here is part of the SAB exclusive embellishment bundle called Sycamore Street, which includes three spools of ribbon - Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party - and three colors of buttons - Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.



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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Collage Curios - Soda Pop Tops





This is a card layout that I've seen a lot and I had fun adapting it to this Collage Curios stamp set with its small images. I also used the new Soda Pop Tops from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. There are two sizes of these, the larger Pop Top (filled with a 1" Circle Punch) is shown on this card and you can see the smaller Pop Top (filled with 1/2" Circle Punch) below in one of the close-up photos.

The Soda Pop Tops are a very thick embellishment, but I flattened them simply by running them through the Big Shot between the Cutting Plates, with the Multi Purpose Platform opened to no Tabs. You can flatten several at a time. You can also punch a threading hole with the Crop A Dile or with the Hand Held Punch, either before or after flattening them. I colored the Pearls with a Brown Sharpie for these flower centers shown in this close-up photo.

Another technique I used on this card is Selective Embossing with the Big Shot and the new Hexagon Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF.) This Embossing Folder is a full card front embossing folder, but I only wanted a strip of the embossing for this card. I cut a 3/4" strip of heavy weight chipboard (from the Glimmer Paper Packs) - if you don't have thick chipboard, just cut a few strips and adhere together to increase their thickness. This strip is stuck to the back of the TIEF with a small piece of adhesive, just enough to hold it in place. Then place your cardstock inside the folder and use only the top cutting pad to run it through the Big Shot. My chipboard was very thick, so it replaced the bottom cutting plate. You can play with the pressure by using no tabs or Tab 2 on the Multi Purpose Platform to get the embossing texture you'd like. By adhering the chipboard strip to the folder, it stays in place just where you want it each time. You can use this Selective Embossing Technique with any shape, such as Ovals, Hearts, Circles, etc.













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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spring Embellishment and Paper Samplers

You ASKED and I'm HAPPY to oblige! Spring Catalog Paper and Embellishment Samplers and a Bonus Offer! Here's a great way to get a sample of the beautiful paper and embellishments in the Spring Occasions Catalog, without spending over $200 for a full package of each! Please email me to place your order. Here are the details -

The Spring Embellishment Sampler includes …
9” of each type of Lace Tape, 3 Paper Doilies, 8” of Flower Trim (10 flowers), 20” of each Two-tone Ribbon (Pink and Grey) and Natural Trim Ribbon, 24” of each of the 3/8” Striped Organdy Ribbon in Marina Mist, Melon Mambo and Old Olive, 5 Jumbo Rhinestones, 1 circle and 1 6” square Crepe Paper, a 6x6” square of Canvas Creations, 2 Designer Builder Brads with epoxy bubbles, 4 silver buttons in two sizes, 4 Soda Pop Tops in two sizes, 6 Cute Clips, and a Tea Time Trinket .  .  . All for just $20! Please add $5 if you would like me to mail the Ribbon and Embellishment Sampler to you.

The Spring Paper Sampler includes …
6x6 sheets of each Designer Series Paper Sheets and 4-6x6 sheets of each Co’redinations Papers in Pool Party, Primrose Petals and Real Red, and a full size sample, 4 ½” x 6 ½” of each design in the Print Poetry DSP Paper Stack AND 6x sheets of the Sycamore Street DSP, the SAB exclusive .  .  . All for just $10! Please add $5 if you would like me to mail the Paper Sampler to you. 
 
Order BOTH the Embellishment Sampler and the Paper Sampler and receive an Artisan Embellishments Kit for only $5. That’s only $35 for the Complete Sampler of every paper and embellishment in the Spring Catalog AND the Artisan Embellishment Kit! Please add $5 if you would like me to mail the entire Paper and Embellishment Sampler and Artisan Embellishment Kit.
Early Bird Special . . . when you place your order by January 20, I will include 24” of each Sycamore Street Ribbon in Island Indigo, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango,  3  of each Sycamore Street Button in Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango, and a 6x6 sheet of each Sycamore Street DSP. . . . beautifully coordinated sweetness that you will love!
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Everyone is welcome to participate and you can place as many share orders as you wish. If you are not local, I will send you a link to my PayPal so you can make your payment. Please email me if you have any questions. I will place the order after the Sampler Share is filled and will mail (or e-mail for local pickup) when the order arrives, about one week later.
* Spring Sampler Orders are available in the US only.




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Friday, January 11, 2013

Love Card - Artisan Embellishment Kit

Oooh - how about the Artisan Embellishments Kit in the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! Such pretties! I'm tempted to hoard these embellishments, but made myself put some together this afternoon and I'm so happy I did! Even my daughter liked this card and she's not usually giving my stampin' much love ;)

Almost all of the embellishments on this card are from the Artisan Embellishments Kit, I added Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon and Pearls, a LOT of pearls! Look in the Lace and you'll see several of the teeny tiny Pearls there, too.

And that Hearts topped tag? It's from the Artisan Embellishments Kit, too! It is Crumb Cake on one side and Whisper White on the other with the laser cut hearts along the top. There are two of these Designer Heart Tags in the kit and they come wrapped with 4 different trims - the Wide Scallop Lace, a Narrow Lace, Primrose Petals Lace and Primrose Petals Seam Binding. The LOVE Ticket is one of four that is included in the kit, as well as the Clear Faceted Button at the center of the ribbon knot.
 
 Recipe:
Stamps: Seasonal Sayings
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Artisan Embellishments Kit, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Linen Thread, Lacy Brocade TIEF




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Friday, January 4, 2013

All Dressed Up - with Flower Trim


This card uses the Dress Up Framelits and the All Dressed Up stamp set from the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! This stamp set and framelit jumped out to me from the Occasions Catalog because they are different from any sets I have. The Dress Up Framelits can be used alone or with the coordinating All Dressed Up stamp set or all three together with the Dress Form Pop N Cuts to create a pop up card.

I cut the Ovals with the Ovals Framelits in the Occasions Catalog and then ran the Pool Party oval through the Big Shot again in an inked up Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I rolled Pool Party ink onto one side of the TIEF and placed the Pool Party cardstock on the other side, folded it over and ran it through the Big Shot to create the shadowed stripes. Then I spritzed it with Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol to give it a pretty shine and just a touch of shimmer. I couldn't decide what ribbon to use with the flowers from the Flower Trim and made a few cards with the Calypso Coral Baker's Twine and a few cards with this striped White Taffeta - I just ran the Pool Party Marker down the middle of the White Taffeta Ribbon to create the coordinating stripe.

Recipe:
Stamps: All Dressed up, Established Elegance
Inks: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Accessories: Dress Up Framelits, Ovals Framelits, Stripes TIEF, Flower Trim, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine or White Taffeta Ribbon striped with a Pool Party Marker





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