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Count Your Blessings with Colored Veneer Embellishments

Count My Blessings stamp set and colored Touches of Nature Elements veneer embellishments

 

I love this sentiment.  It's from the Count My Blessings stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog. I will use this a ton this holiday season!

 

This card also uses the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder, from the Annual Catalog, to create the background, and the Painted Harvest stamp set for the leaves, which are punched out with the new Leaf punch.  I dressed it up a little with gold glimmer paper, and Year of Cheer metallic washi tape!

 

I also added a Touches of Nature Element.  I love veneer embellishments, but I struggle with how plain they sometimes look on a project.

In come my ink pads!

 

Did you know you can color them to coordinate with any project?  

 

Yup!  You sure can!  And it is super easy!

 

Coloring Wood Veneer Embellishments

 

This adds a perfect touch to any project!

 

I love getting into fall color combinations!  Here is the one I used on today's project:

 

 

 

Do you need a Holiday Catalog to start your holiday crafting?  If you live in the United States and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalog!  Simply contact me through the link in my sidebar, and I will get one to you!

 

Would you like to create this card?  Click on any of the links below to head on over to my store!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

Price: $16.00


Sneak Peak: 2017 Holiday Catalog Painted Harvest Stamp set and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper with Embossing Paste

Hi Friends--

 

Loving the Holiday catalog!  I have started crafting with new catalog products, and thought I would share a little peak of what you have to look forward to!  This card is loaded with new products!  Can you pick them out?

Painted Harvest stamp set, Leaf Punch, Painted Autumn designer series paper, Everyday Label Punch, Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, all from the 2017 Holiday Catalog!

This product suite, Painted Autumn, is one of my favorites in the entire catalog!  When fall comes, working with fall colors become my favorites!  The Painted Autumn designer series paper is gorgeous!  Hand painted fall patterns with beautiful watercolor patterns on the B sides.  It will be hard to pick which side to use!  Want to see it for yourself?  You may still pre-order a paper share from me, and it includes 1/4 of a pack to create with!

 

For this card, I layered on the details, and for extra interest, added some of the awesome new Embossing Paste from the annual catalog.  This is so fun, and really easy to use!  It dries fast, and is flexible.  It can be colored, too!

 

Painted Autumn Suite with Embossing Paste, applied with Pattern Party Masks

To recreate this card, cut a card base of Cajun Craze cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at  4 1/4".  Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  Choose your favorite pattern of Painted Autumn dsp, and cut to 3 3/4" x 5".  Using the Embossing Paste, and Pattern Party Decorative Masks, add a layer of embossing paste to the dsp.  Allow to dry, than adhere to the Early Espresso layer.  Adhere this layer to your card front using dimensionals.  Using the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamp 2 sets of leaves with Lemon Lime Twist ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Punch out with the Leaf punch.  Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  With the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, stamp a pumpkin of your choice in Pumpkin Pie ink over the sentiment.  Punch out with the Everyday Label punch.  Punch a second label from Early Espresso cardstock.  Cut the espresso label in half length-wise, and adhere behind sentiment label to create a layered look.  Layer leaves and trim of choice to back of sentiment, and adhere to your card front with dimensionals.  I chose the 1/4" Copper Trim from the annual catalog on my card, but linen thread, burlap ribbon or copper thread would work well, too.  To finish off your card, use Early Espresso ink again, and stamp a sentiment on the inside of your card.

 

I thought the colors in this card were beautiful together, and were taken from the dsp: 

 

 

Have you received your Holiday Catalog yet?  If not, and you do not have a demonstrator, but live in the US, contact me through my sidebar link and I will send one to you!  You won't want to miss it!

 

You also still have time to pre-order a Holiday Catalog Paper Share from me.  See the post here.

 

Thanks for hanging out, and stop back soon!

 

 

Price: $16.00

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Hello There with Delightful Daisy

Welcome back!

 

Delightful Daisy DSP with Pieces & Patterns stamp set

 

Today I am featuring a card using the very popular designer series paper pack, Delightful Daisy.  It coordinates with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch, however, today I have paired it with the adorable stamp set, Pieces & Patterns, which has this fun circle sentiment stamp.  

Next time you you need a quick card, this is a good one to choose!  I love when I find a great stand-alone dsp.  One that carries a card.  It makes it so easy to create something beautiful, which needs minimal fuss to look great!  And although I am not a big flower crafter, this dsp is beautiful!

 

The colors for this card are simple:

 

 

To recreate this project, cut an Old Olive card base of  4 1/4" x 11", and score at 5 1/2".  Than cut a piece of dsp to 3 3/4" x 5", and adhere to the card front.  Stamp the sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punch out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Punch out one piece of Old Olive cardstock using the new Starburst punch, and adhere to the card front.  This is one of my new favorite punches, and is a must-have!  Fold a small piece of Double-Stitched Daffodil Delight ribbon in half, and adhere to the back of the sentiment circle, than adhere on top of the starburst using dimensionals.  To finish it nicely, scatter a few Glitter Enamel Dots across the front, and it's done!

 

Hope you enjoyed this card!  To make one of your own, pick up the supplies in my store by using the Shop Now tab in the sidebar, or by clicking on any of the items listed below.  

 

But before you go, what is your favorite pack of designer series paper?  I would love to know!

 


Sweet Honey Bee Shaker Card

Hi Friends, I am back today with one last project using the A Little Wild bundle.

 

Sweet Bee Shaker card made with A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves framelits dies

 

This bundle has been really fun to create with!  Have you ever found a stamp set or bundle that you start making a specific project with, than you find yourself creating more and more with it, because it is so fun to work with?  That's how I feel about this bundle!  As you know from my last post, I am in love with the little bees!  So this project was made specifically for those little guys, and of course, I had to make a bee hive with little bees inside! What better way to do that, than with a shaker card!

 

Sweet bee shaker card made with A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves framelits dies
 

 To create this card, cut the following pieces of cardstock:

  • 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
  • 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Basic Black cardstock
  • 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock
  • 2" x 2" piece of Whisper White cardstock
  • 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Window Sheet

Stamp the bee hive randomly across the front of the Whisper White layer in Daffodil Delight ink.  Stamp 3 sets of bees on the 2" Whisper White piece in Archival Black ink, than color them with the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil.  Using the bee hive die from the Little Loves framelits set, die cut a hive just off center near the bottom of the Whisper White layer, and use the bee die to cut out the bees.  Now, make the shaker.  On the back side of the Whisper White layer, adhere the piece of window sheet using Fast Fuse adhesive.  Than, applying Foam Adhesive Strips to the window sheet, outline the bee hive.  Place some bees (face down) inside the hive.  I also added some black and irridescent sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  Now, you can choose to apply the Basic Black layer over the top, but I cheat, and add a second layer of window sheet over this area.  I find it is easier to line up my layers, so this is what I did.  I than adhered the front layer to the Basic Black layer.  Next, tie a double piece of Basic Black solid twine around the center, and adhered this piece, with dimensionals, to the Daffodil Delight card base.  For the sentiment, I used the Cool Treats stamp set because the word Sweet was perfect!  This was also stamped in Archival Black ink.  For the right edge of the sentiment strip, I lined up the bee hive die along the edge of the strip, and die cut an edge to fit along the shaker window.  Punch the other end with the Banner Triple Punch, and adhere along the bottom of card, lining up with the hive.   Embellish as you choose with the little bees.

 

The colors I choose for this card are simple.  You could substitute Crushed Curry if you wanted a bolder golden color.

 

 

 I hope you enjoyed my project!  I would love to see what you are making with this bundle! If you don't have it yet, use the Shop Now tab in my sidebar to head over to my store or click on any of the product images below, and get it during Bonus Days!  During Bonus Days, for each $50 you purchase, you get $5 to spend in August on anything you choose! So it is the perfect time to treat yourself!

 

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And because I love sharing great deals with friends, I have to let you know the Christmas in July special is almost over!  

 

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Would you like over $200 in Stampin' Up! for only $99?  Than join my team!  This is an amazing deal!  In addition to the starter kit, where you choose $125 in product of your choice plus get a month of Paper Pumpkin, you will get the Essentials Gift Pack with $72 in products added to it!!  What is this?  It is an assortment of stampin' basics, which includes paper snips, a bone folder, SNAIL adhesive, two D acrylic blocks, a pack of grid paper, and a brand new not yet released stamp set from the Holiday catalog, called Carols of Christmas.  This is all FREE and in addition to your starter kit, and Stampin' Up! even pays the shipping!  This ends on July 31st, so don't let this deal get away, join now!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Price: $110.00


Hello there, honey bear.......

Such a cute sentiment!  

 

Hello there, honey bear! made with the A Little Wild Bundle #145327
 

It goes so well with this adorable little bear in the A Little Wild stamp set.  I have had fun playing with the bundle this week.  And those bees in the coordinating Little Loves framelits die set.....I am in love with them!

 

It was fun building dimension into this card. I built up the bee hive, and used dimensionals between layers, and under some of the bees.  In person, it looks great!

  Create dimension by stacking multiple die cuts and using regular #104430 and mini dimensionals #144108

 

 The color combination that I used is soft and perfect for a baby boy or all occasion card.

 

 To recreate this card, cut the following layers:

  • Card base of Soft Sky, cut to 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2"
  • Crumb Cake 2 3/4" square
  • So Saffron 2 5/8" square
  • Whisper White 2 1/2" square

Stamp the bear, one bee hive, and 2 sets of bees.  Color with watercolor pencils and blender pens.  Cut out using the Little Loves dies.  Cut several additional bee hives and one border piece.  Trim apart the front and back bear images.  Adhere the Crumb Cake and So Saffron layers together.  Adhere the border piece behind the Crumb Cake layer.  Tie a piece of Crumb Cake woven ribbon around the square.  Stamp grass along bottom edge of the Whisper White square in Wild Wasabi, and layer onto square.  Using Tombo multipurpose glue, adhere several layers of the bee hive together, to build dimension.  Add colored bee hive to top.   Build a scene on the square, and adhere to card front.  Add bees as desired.

 

Quick Tip

Die cut several of the same image, than glue on top of one another.  This creates a thick image, and adds dimension to your projects.

 

So, are you loving this bundle?  I would love to see your creations using it.  Grab your bundle now using the Shop Now tab in my sidebar, or by clicking on any of the links below.  Than show me what you create with it!  I still have another project using this bundle coming soon though, so stop back!

 

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Wild About You

This is how I feel about the new catalog!  I am loving the new products...and those new In Colors?  Just -- WOW!  And although I did not use any of the new In Colors on this project, I had fun creating with a new bundle.

 

A Little Wild Bundle #145327

 

I had my eye on this cute bundle, A Little Wild.  The images are adorable!  The border die is beautiful!  And I just so happened to need a baby card for a new little someone who joined a friend's family this week.  This card was simple to make, and done in a monochromatic color scheme.  I loved how the catalog sample had the border die as a background, so I used that as my inspiration for my card.

 

 

In Crumb Cake, I made a standard top-fold card base using a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock, scored in half.  I than added a layer of Crumb Cake to the front, cut to 3 3/4" x 5".  The background was created with 7 border die cuts spaced evenly over the front layer.  The lion was stamped in Archival Black Ink, and die cut.  I divided him (stay tuned for a project using this tip soon!) before adding it to the card front.  He was watercolored, and attached to the card with dimensionals, with a bit of metallic black thread behind him.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in Archival Black ink, trimmed on one end, and tucked behind the lion.

 

 Quick Tip

Use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to adhere detailed die cuts to your card.  Simply add your cardstock to your adhesive sheet, run through your Big Shot to cut, peel the back off, and adhere to your card with no adhesive mess!

 

Making your Little Loves Framelits die more versatile

Turning A Little Wild die cut tag into a one dimensional animal.

 

Aren't these animals adorable?  Head over to my store using the Shop Now tab in my sidebar, and grab your bundle.  I know you will enjoy creating with it, too!

 

Are you looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, or a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog?  Contact me today using the link in my sidebar, and I will hook you up!