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January 2017

Simple Happy Celebrations card

Have you ever looked at a card, and thought, 'Wow! How did they do that?'  Well, let me show you how easy it can be to make a card like that.


The new Celebrations Duo embossing folders in the Occasions catalog can be easy to miss.  They are tucked into the upper corner of page 40, which features the amazing stamp set, Happy Celebrations


#142760 Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
#142760 Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders


That amazing stamp set happens to coordinate with these little gems.  These embossing folders actually deboss the image, meaning, instead of being raised (embossed), it indents the image (debossed). 


Any Stampin' Up! embossing folder can create embossed or debossed pieces to use on your projects.  What is the benefit of using an image debossed you may ask?  Let me show you!


Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders and Happy Celebrations stamp set


The affect you get after stamping over the top of the debossed image is amazing! The best part is, when the Celebrations Duo embossing folders are combined with the coordinating Happy Celebrations stamp set, the possibilities are endless! 


This card is quick and easy.  After debossing with the Celebrate folder, I stamped over it with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink, using a circle stamp, which allows the sentiment to pop.  The rest of the sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay.  I embellished this card simply with 1/8" gold ribbon and a few gold sequins.  Finally, since Wink of Stella is one of my favorite crafting items ever, it found it's way onto this project as splatters across the card front.


Using the Celebrations Duo embossing folders and the Happy Celebrations stamp set



My color palatte: 


Want to create a card like this?  Head on over to my store and pick up your set of Celebrations Duo embossing folders and the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Don't forget to take advantage of the FREE product offerings for Sale-A-Bration while you are shopping!


Thanks for stopping by!


Sealed with Love Sampler

Hello!  I am back today with a project we did at a recent class.  We used the Sending Love Suite on pages 14-15 in the Occasions catalog to make this seasonal home décor art piece.  It came together so nicely, and each person's project looked a bit different, which is always fun to see.


Sealed with Love Bundle sampler
Sending Love Suite: Sealed with Love bundle, Sending Love designer series paper


The Sending Love Suite includes a very cute stamp set called Sealed with Love, the Love Notes coordinating die set, a pretty collection of designer series papers done in Real Red and Whisper White prints, 1/8" ribbon in both Real Red and Whisper White, wood veneer embellishments, glassine paper, and adorable mini paperclips, which I want a bucketful of!

The design is simply eight separate squares, and for the center, I chose to cut a red glimmer paper heart using the Bloomin' Heart thinlet, which is on page 194 of the annual catalog.  In person, that heart is gorgeous!  Each square is created on a 3" x 3" piece of Real Red cardstock as the base, then mounted on a piece of Silver Shimmer designer series paper from the Neutrals Collection DSP stack on page 170 of the annual catalog.  Did you know there were silver and gold papers in that dsp collection?  They are beautiful!  You want need  them in your life!


For the Sending Love veneer embellishments, I put them directly onto my ink pad to color them.  I also stamped on some of them, to add a fun pattern before adhering to my project.  You can see this on the 'Hello Love' square.


This piece is framed in a 10" x 10" square frame.  I plan to swap out the artwork seasonally, so I have something fresh and fun to decorate with throughout the year.  This is the first class in a 4 part series which I am offering this year.  I will look forward to creating Spring artwork for my next class.


I kept the colors for this project simple:


Head on over to my store and grab your supplies to make a Sending Love sampler, than share it with me.  I would love to see it!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Price: $110.00