Thinlits & Framelits

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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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!

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop March 2019

Tea Together stamp set with the FREE Sale-A-Bration Tea Time framelit dies and Country Floral embossing folder.  The Delicate Lace edgelit dies add a gorgeous edge detail!

 

I am happy to be hopping with the Color Fusers this month!  Join us the first Monday of each month as we create using the same color palate.  This month includes one of my favorites, Gorgeous Grape!

 

 

Color Fusers March 2019: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Smoky Slate

 

I love the teapot in the Tea Together stamp set from the 2019 Occasions catalog.  And as part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion, the coordinating Tea Time Framelit dies are FREE with a qualifying purchase! 

 

This month, I choose to create an elegant card using shimmery white cardstock, and used the Smoky Slate for depth, allowing the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape to add the perfect pop of color.

 

Tea Together stamp set, Tea Time framelits, Country Floral embossing folder and Delicate Lace edgelit dies

 

To recreate this card:

  • Cut a Shimmery White card base 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Die cut the left edge of the cardbase with the Delicate Lace edgelit die
  • Cut a Shimmery White layer 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" and emboss using the FREE Country Floral Sale-A-Bration embossing folder
  • Cut a 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip of Smoky Slate cardstock
  • Use a Highland Heather ink wash over Shimmery White cardstock, than stamp and die cut the teapot and flowers

 

 

An ink wash, pieces from the Delicate Lace edgelit dies, and the flowers from the Tea Time die set add perfect details.

 

The ink wash gives the teapot a subtle bit of color.  I added more ink to the wash for the flowers.  To create depth, layer several Smoky Slate teapots behind the white tea pot.  Little die cut scraps from the Delicate Lace edgelit die work perfectly to add detail to the teapot.  A strip of Smoky Slate cardstock grounds the teapot and adds a great base for the Gorgeous Grape striped ribbon.  For the finishing touch, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots to the centers of the flowers.

 

I hope you like it!  Thanks for hopping along today.  Next up is Bonnie O'Neill at Bonnie Stamps.  She always has a great project to share, check it out! 

Next up, Bonnie O'Neill

Or go back to the previous stop, Nicolle Belesimo.

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The Color Fusers Design Team

Melanie Hockin  You are here!

Melissa Kerman

Kelly Acheson

Bonnie O'Neill

Nicolle Belesimo

Paola Phillips

Barb Mullikin

Tami Hewlett

Jo Ann Hewins 

Sale-A-Bration is ending soon!  Head over to my store and gather your supplies to make a Tea Time card while you can still get your dies and embossing folder FREE with a qualifying purchase! Here are the products I used.

 

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Forever Lovely Sympathy

Forever Lovely Sympathy Card using the Forever Lovely stamp set and Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies

 

So....sympathy was not the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this stamp set, but I find this sentiment perfect for expressing our feelings for a special loved one.

 

I needed a special sympathy card this week, and I pulled this sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set, along with the beautiful coordinating die set, Lovely Flowers.  These dies are amazing!  The edgelit die used on this card creates the most gorgeous detailed edge, and it has a coordinating stamp, which brings it to a whole new level.  And lining it up is as easy as ever using the stamparatus, more about that below.

 

The Pinewood Planks embossing folder used on the front layer adds a little masculine flair.

Forever Lovely Sympathy card featuring the Lovely Flowers Edgelit dies

To recreate this card:

  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" Thick Very Vanilla card base, and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla card stock for the front layer and a 1" x 3 3/4" piece for the sentiment
  • Emboss the front layer with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder before die cutting the edge with the large floral edgelit die from the Lovely Flowers die set.
  • Stamp the flowers in Daffodil Delight ink and the leaves and sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink.

 

Colors:

I chose colors that were soft and simple.

 

Lining up the stamps with the die cutting:

I used my Stamparatus to get perfect alignment of the stamp to the die cut detail.  I die cut the edge of the front layer first, than used the stamparatus to line up the stamp.  All the tips are in my video!

 

 

 

This bundle works well throughout the year for so many occasions....birthday, sympathy, wedding, anniversary, and even a thinking of you card.  Pick up this beautiful bundle from my store today!

 

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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!

 

Click on any of products below or use my Shop Now tab in my sidebar to order it. Than show me what you create!

 

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Price: $110.00


Quick & Easy Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp set, Be Merry designer series paper and Quilted Christmas ribbon

 

Let's face it -- sometimes you want a quick & easy card.

 

The large sentiments in the new Carols of Christmas stamp set lend themselves to quick cards.  Now, don't get me wrong, there are some great stamps in this set to make amazing cards, but today, I wanted quick!

 

Be Merry designer series paper


I busted out my Be Merry designer series paper featured in the Annual catalog, for a traditional Christmas color combination, and added some gold glimmer paper to dress it up.

 

The Quilted Christmas 1/4" ribbon from the Holiday catalog was the perfect ribbon choice to pull my colors together.

 

The gold enamel shapes are a must with gold glimmer paper!

 

Quick Tip: Adding an embellishment, like enamel shapes, rhinestones, or pearls, can quickly pull a card together.

Dynamic Duo glimmer paper and metallic shapes

 

To recreate this project:

  • Cut a Cherry Cobbler card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
  • Cut a piece of Be Merry DSP to 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Cut 1 gold glimmer scalloped square
  • Cut a Whisper White square smaller than scalloped glimmer square (for sentiment)
  • Cut a 4 1/4" strip of gold glimmer paper with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch

 

Would you like a new Holiday catalog?  If you live in the United States and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I will get one right out to you!

 

Ready to start crafting for the holidays?  Click on any of the products below or click my Shop Now sidebar tab to browse my store!

 

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