Cards - Birthday

Coloring Fun with Bloom & Grow

The Bloom & Grow stamp set with coordinating Budding Blooms dies.

 

Welcome back!  Today I have another project featuring the Bloom & Grow stamp set, and I paired it with the coordinating Budding Blooms dies.  Together these are fantastic!  I have stepped up this card, adding layers and embellishments.

 

The flowers are so fun to color!

 

The floral spray used on this card is so fun to color.  It is large enough to do some shading if you choose, but small enough to take just a couple of minutes to complete.  I chose to use Stampin' Blends, however, Aqua Painters with ink, Pigment Sprinkles, or watercolor pencils would also work great!  This could also be stamped directly onto designer paper and die cut for a quick accent piece.

 

Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch!

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Perennial Essence designer paper
  • Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of vellum

 

After coloring the floral spray, I embossed the vellum with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  The sentiment was cut using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  This was all layered together with dimensionals, and some Silver Metallic Thread and Rhinestones were added to finish it off.

 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects featuring the Bloom & Grow stamp set with the Budding Blooms dies.  Did you know when you purchase a stamp set & die bundle it is discounted for a savings?  It's true!  This includes the Bloom & Grow stamp set and Budding Blooms dies!  Get yours today and save!  Click on any of the links below to take you to my online store.

 

Did you miss my other Bloom & Grow project?  Not for long, see it here!

 

Do you live in the US?  Are you looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, I would like to send one to you.  Please contact me to request your copy today!

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2019

Color Fusers Blog Hop June 2019

 

Welcome back!  It's hard to believe June is here and it's time for another Color Fusers blog hop.  We hop on the first Monday of each month.  Thanks for joining us!

 

 

Color Fusers June 2019:  Blueberry Bushel, Real Red, Gray Granite, Black

This month's challenge is modern and contemporary.  I ran with this and used some scraps to create fun colorful circles.  Not only is this a great way to use some of your scraps, but it's fast and easy.

 

The stamp set I used is one of my go-to sets for birthday cards, Broadway Birthday.  I love the large bold sentiments and solid images.  It has coordinating dies as well, making it even better!  Now this stamp set and the coordinating dies will continue into the new catalog, however, it is currently bundled at a discount, which will end today! 

 

 

To create this card:

  • Cut a Thick Whisper White card base at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a Whisper White layer 4" x 5 1/4", and emboss with the Subtle Embossing Folder

 

To make the colorful circles, I pulled scraps of the 4 colors we are working with this month and adhered them onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the circle die from the Broadway Lights Framelit set to die cut them, creating circles with varying color.  The 1" circle punch would work as well.  Arrange the circles onto the card front and add your sentiment.

 

Making Colorful Circles

 

Many of our favorite products are retiring to make room for exciting new ones.  In fact, today is the very last day to shop from the current catalogs!  Both the 2018-2019 Annual catalog, and the 2019 Occasions catalog are retiring!  Get those last few things on your wish list before they are gone for good.  And did you know many are even discounted?

 

Click on any of the links below to go to my store and check out the full list.  And thanks for hopping along! 

 

Check back tomorrow for an amazing project using products from the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog!  The new catalog starts tomorrow afternoon, and it is awesome!

 

Next up is Sarah. 

 

Go to Sarah Wills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you may go back to Kelly. 

 

Return to Kelly Acheson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in case you get lost along the way, here are all the Color Fusers:

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Nicolle Belesimo

Bonnie O'Neill

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Mullikin

Kelly Acheson

Melanie Hockin <-- You are Here!

Sarah Wills

 

Shopping is fun and easy using my online store.  And as my thank you, all orders over $25 using the June host code will receive a thank you gift from me!

Get a thank you gift from me when using the June host code with a qualifying order.

 

Would you like a new 2019-2020 Annual catalog?  If you live in the US and don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, contact me for your copy!

 

I'm now taking pre-orders for my 2019-2021 In Color club!  RSVP today to start your collection!

 

Details here!


Well Said meets So Hoppy Together

The Well Said bundle paired with the FREE So Hoppy Together stamp set.

 

Today I am sharing one of my favorite bundles from the 2019 Occasions catalog called Well Said.  This is a huge stamp set, with a coordinating die set called Well Written.  This bundle allows you to create custom sentiments and greetings galore for any project.  And I love the script font of the dies!  They can be purchased separately, or in a bundle at a discount!

 

 

I have chosen to pair it up with the So Hoppy Together sale-a-bration stamp set.  It's adorable, and you can get it FREE through the end of this month with a qualifying order.  Do you love FREE stuff?  

 

The Well Written dies are not only versatile, but so easy to customize.  I was quickly able to create the perfect play on words for my sentiment by cutting out the 'a' in happy, and replacing it with the 'o' cut from the love die, to make this punny greeting.

 

Easily create custom sentiments and greetings with the Well Said bundle.

 

To recreate this card:

  • Cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a piece of Call Me Clover designer series paper 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

 

I used a sponge brayer with Pool Party ink to add a bit of color along the bottom edge of the Whisper White layer, than added the lily pad, which was cut using the Layering Ovals framelits.  After stamping the frog, I colored him with Granny Apple Green and Pineapple Punch Blends, did a little fussy cutting, and put him on his lily pad with a dimensional.  A Flirty Flamingo flower cut from the Well Written dies was the perfect accent on the lily pad.

 

The Well Said bundle is quickly becoming a staple in my card making.  Click on the link below to get your bundle today, and you can choose the So Hoppy Together stamp set FREE as your Sale-A-Bration item!  While you are in my store, gather the rest of your supplies to create a punny card, and share it with me.  I would love to see what you create!

 

Thanks for hopping by!

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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!

 

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Build a Birthday Glitter Card and Blue Water Bloggers Blog Hop

In a few short weeks, the 2016-2017 Annual catalog and 2017 Occasions catalog will retire, and with it, lots of really amazing products.  Some of these have become my favorites!  If you are hopping along with the Blue Water Bloggers, thanks for joining the fun!  Enjoy one last look at the great products we are featuring.  This is your last chance to get them before they are gone!

Build a Birthday stamp set with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Stamped in Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, and Cucumber Crush ink.

Today I would like to share a stamp set that was a go to for fast cards.  I added a twist with some glitter to make it extra special.  This card uses several retiring products, including one of my favorite ink colors, Watermelon Wonder.  Once it is gone, I will have to find a new favorite, but for now, Watermelon Wonder, I still love you!

 

I stamped this card with this color combo: 

 

Now, to make this, you will want to cut your cardstock as follows:

            Watermelon Wonder 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"

            Blushing Bride layer 3 3/4" x 5"

            Whisper White layer 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

 

Once your cardstock is cut, stamp your cake in any color combination of choice, than add your glitter and ribbon.  Adding the Dazzling Diamonds glitter makes this card.  The shimmer is amazing and just gorgeous!  

 

Build a Birthday birthday card with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

 

I have included a video, so you can see how I added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  It is my first video, so bear with me!  If you don't want to use glitter, clear Wink of Stella could be an alternative.

 

 

 

All the retiring products can be found here.  Don't miss out -- this is your last chance to snag them!  The retiring products I used include:  Build a Birthday stamp set, Balloon Adventures stamp set, Watermelon Wonder cardstock and ink, Cucumber Crush ink, Heat & Stick Powder, and the Flirty Flamingo 3/8" ruched ribbon.

 

If you would like to make this card, visit my store and choose your supplies.  You can also click on the Shop Now tab in my sidebar, or click on any of the products below.

 

Thanks for stopping by and visit again soon!  Now, don't forget to hop along on the Blue Water Blogger Last Chance blog hop!  Hop on over to see what Dawn Bourgette created!

 

 


Happy Birthday with New Glimmer Paper

 
Have you seen the new Sale-A-Bration items?  There is glimmer paper!  In beautiful colors!

 

  SAB glimmer paper with Falling in Love designer series paper, doilies, ribbon, and embellishments and the Tin of Cards stamp set

 

I LOVE glimmer paper!  I wish we had it in every.single.color!  One of the new SAB items is an assortment collection of glimmer paper in Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, and Bermuda Bay.  Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors, so this made me very happy, and the Sweet Sugarplum coordinates beautifully with the Falling In Love product suite.

 

  SAB Glimmer Paper--FREE with a $50 purchase!

I recently hosted a Falling In Love class, where we made projects with the Falling In Love suite of products.  This card is one of those projects.  It features the Falling In Love designer series paper, lace doilies, ribbon, and embellishments, and I had to add some of the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set, from the Annual catalog.

 

Falling in Love designer series paper, lace doilies, ribbon and embellishments with Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper and Tin of Cards stamp set

 

You can get a pack of this glimmer paper FREE during sale-a-bration!  There are 15 different items to choose from FREE, 1 for each $50 purchased!  There is no limit to what you can receive.  Sale-A-Bration ends soon though, only 4 weeks left!  Browse in my store using the Shop Now link in my sidebar, or click on any of the products below to get your FREE sale-a-bration items today, before they are gone!