Designer Series Paper

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!

 

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Good Morning Magnolia Framed Art from the New 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

Magnolia Lane Framed Art using the Magnolia Lane product suite!  New from Stampin' Up!

 

Woohoo!!  It's here - the new 2019-2020 Annual catalog!

It's packed full of amazing new products and projects!

 

For today's project, I CASEd this magnificent framed art piece straight from the catalog.  Using the new Magnolia Lane suite, making this was a snap!  Do you know the catalog is chalk full of projects and creative solutions?  It is a great resource to have in your hands.

 

The Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memory dies are so beautiful!

 

 

To create the flowers, I followed the instructions from the video below which Stampin' Up! created, to show how you can use the Magnolia Memory dies.  They take just a little time, but are quite easy to make. 

 

And so worth it!  They are amazing in person!

 

Making flowers was never easier than when using he Magnolia Memory dies

There is so much dimension to this project!  It makes a lovely gift or art piece for your home or office.

 

So much dimension with the Magnolia Memory die flowers

 

To create this project:

  • place a piece of Magnolia Lane designer paper of your choice in a frame
  • create multiple flowers following the instructions in the Stampin' Up! video
  • use a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers and leaves to wooden twigs, than glue the twigs to the frame
  • if desired, add a stamped sentiment

 

 

 

I know I will be using this product suite for so many projects throughout the upcoming year.  You will love it too!  To order your Magnolia Lane suite, click on the images below or visit my online store.  

Use the June 2019 Host Code to get a thank you gift with an order over $25!

Did you know? There is a new feature in this catalog that I love!  An entire product suite can now be ordered with 1 item number, making ordering so fast!  But no worries, you may still choose to order ala carte, getting just your favorite items.  

 

Do you need a catalog? If you live in the US and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator!  Contact me today, and I will get a catalog to you.

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Color Fusers Blog Hop May 2019

Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars dies in Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, and Grapefruit Grove.

 

Welcome back!  We are hopping with the Color Fusers today.  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate. 

 

Color Fusers May 2019: Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz and Grapefruit Grove

 

The color challenge this month was a tough one for me!  Flowers seemed easy.  Now, I know there are not many blue flowers, but all flowers can be blue in my world.  How would you put these colors together?

 

I chose one of my favorite retiring products, the Jar of Love stamp set with the coordinating Everyday Jars dies.  These will go away when the current Annual catalog retires on June 3rd, or while supplies last.   Yup - I said it! They are going away people!  Yikes!  

 

I love all the little bits included in this set.  It's so much more than flowers, like I used today.

 

How would you fill your jar (or not)? 

Leave me a comment telling me what you would make!

 

To recreate my card:

  • Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Whisper White card base and score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White layer
  • Cut a 4 1/8" x 2 3/4" piece of Grapefruit Grove designer paper
  • Cut a large stitched rectangle from Whisper White cardstock

 

I started by stamping multiple flowers in Night of Navy ink, stamping off once to decrease the intensity of the flowers.   The water in the jar was made with a Night of Navy watercolor wash on vellum cardstock. The Faceted Dots make perfect flower centers, and to finish it off, I had to add a little shimmer by coloring the flowers with Wink of Stella.

 

Add some Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

 

You won't want to miss out on the Jar of Love set!  Visit my store today and get it before it's gone!  It will make me fill my jar with s ! Click on any of the products listed below to take you there, and don't forget to let me know what you would make!

 

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Thanks for hopping with us today!  Next up is Bonnie.  She is sure to have a great project for you!


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Enjoy Life stamp set with Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper Card

Petal Promenade designer series paper and the Enjoy Life stamp set

 

Photorealistic designer series paper is not always my thing.  I just have not figured out how to use it well.  However, the Petal Promenade designer series paper from the Annual catalog is gorgeous!  I have used it a lot.  The colors work well together, and it carries a card so well.

 

On this project, I have chosen to pair it with the Enjoy Life stamp set, also from the Annual catalog.  It has some really great sentiments.  I especially like this one.

 

Petal Promenade designer series paper and the Share What You Love embellishment kit are FREE with a qualifying purchase until March 31st!

 

Since Sale-A-Bration is almost over -- GASP!! -- I wanted to get a little more use out of the extras that have been added as FREE gifts with purchase.  Did you know you can get this gorgeous paper FREE?  A whole pack of it!  In addition, you can get the Share What You Love embellishment kit FREE as well.  This little box is packed full of hidden gems, including this beautiful laser cut tag, which I used for the sentiment, and the adorable mini paper clip used as an accent.

 

 

 

To recreate this card:

  • cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and score at 5 1/2"
  • cut a 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Petal Promenade designer series paper
  • cut a 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of gold glimmer paper

 

Using the large scallop die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, die cut a long scalloped edge on the designer series paper and glimmer paper before layering on your card.  Tie a piece of gold sequin ribbon around a mini paper clip, than tie it to the tag with a piece of Calypso Coral ombre ribbon.  Add some gold sequins for a finishing touch.

 

This card is quite simple to make and comes together quickly.  What do you think?  Try making a card with photorealistic paper and share it with me.  I would love to see it! 

 

Would you like to get a pack of the Petal Promenade designer series paper FREE?  Place an order of $50 or more in my online store by March 31st, and choose it as your FREE sale-a-bration gift!

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Ready for Christmas bundle meets Halloween

Mr. Spider created with the Ready for Christmas stamp set and Christmas Staircase die set.

 

The first time I saw the Ready for Christmas stamp set, I saw the garland stamp as a hairy spider leg.  Please don't ask why.  I don't know why.  But I ordered this bundle because I had to make today's card!

 

It came out just as I envisioned!  That is not always the case!  Often those crazy visions turn into epic fails.  But I love how he turned out!  And now that I have that hairy spider leg out of my mind, I can move forward, and create some Christmas cards with this bundle, because it is amazing!!

 

Mr. Spider's details.  He is made with the Ready for Christmas bundle.

 

Tips to Recreate this Card:

  • the Pumpkin Pie card base is cut 5 1/5" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
  • the background is Spooky Night designer series paper cut 5" x 3 3/4", on a layer of 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" Basic Black cardstock.

 

For the spider, I stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so he had texture, and stood out better on the basic black cardstock.  

 

To make the Legs

  • stamp and heat emboss 4 pieces of garland, than die cut using the coordinating Christmas Staircase die set
  • embossed 4 more legs using the mirror-image stamping technique, and die cut those as well (the die does not cut mirror images, so line up as best you can) 

To make the Body:

  • stamp and heat emboss the large christmas tree
  • using the Starburst punch, punch one piece
  • glue him all together using glue dots and mini dimensionals to make him look 3-D
  • using the size of your choice, add 2 googlie eyes

 

What do you think?  Can you make a fall or Halloween card using this bundle?  

 

Ready for Christmas Bundle ©Stampin' Up!

 

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Price: $110.00


Endless possibilities with In the City Host set

Welcome to the block card made with In the City host set from Stampin' Up!

I finally pulled out this stamp set and I am in love!  I will admit, at first all those little stamps where intimidating, but once I got going, the possibilities were endless! 

 

This was my first go.  I made the same basic card, with changes in the details, for 2 separate purposes.  The first was to welcome a friend into her brand new home, and the second, to help a friend welcome a beautiful baby girl.  I was able to customize the house to look like the real deal, and if you look closely on the second card, I swapped out the sun for a stork, delivering a baby girl.

  In the City host set makes the perfect baby card

 

 This set makes customizing a card, right down to the little details, a snap! 

 

In the City stamp set has all the little details, including a moving van!

 

Both cards were made using our convenient whisper white notecards & envelopes, and the background was made quick and easy with a layer of Pick a Pattern designer series paper layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Once I created my mini scene, I used the 2" circle punch for the perfect sized circle to coordinate with the Starburst punch, which made the Real Red layer beneath it (Melon Mambo for the baby card).  The beautiful 3/8" shimmer ribbon in black was the perfect accent to finish it up, when layered with the sentiment. 

 

What is a host set you may ask?  It is an exclusive stamp set only available to customers who host a workshop, or place an order of $150 or more.  This entitles you to host rewards, AKA FREE stuff!  You may choose to spend your host dollars however you choose, which includes purchasing these exclusive stamp sets.  And this set is included.  It is an amazing deal for 60 stamps!  And I promise, it will not disappoint!

 

In the City Host set

 

 In addition, Stampin' Up! is offering an additional stamp set, Merry Patterns, FREE with any $300 order until October 31st!  Time to gather friends, or treat yourself, to get some amazing Stampin' Up! deals!  Let me help you!  Click on any of the products below to start shopping.

 

Merry Patterns stamp set, FREE with a $300 or more workshop or order!

 

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Price: $10.00