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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Photopolymer Multi-Step Stamping

I love the look of multi-step stamping using photopolymer stamps. So easy to create beautiful cards. I found that starting with the darkest ink helps lining up subsequent stamps.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" 
      • Score at 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Strip measures 5/8" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for sentiment layer
  • Crushed Curry Patterns Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
  • Beautiful Bouquet* and What I Love stamp sets
  • Basic Black, Crushed Curry and Rose Red inks
  • Oval, Oval Scallop and Scallop Trim Border punches
  • Dimensionals

* The leaves needed to be stamped inside.  TI used from this stamp set was the leaf.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thinking of You Notecards

I found some blank envelopes that were given to me.  They aren't your typical card-sized envelopes but I couldn't let them go to waste.


Stampin' Up! Products

  • Sage Shadow textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 7" x 4 7/8" (scored at 3 1/2")
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 5/8"
    • Card layer inside measures 3 1/4" x 4 5/8"
    • Scrap for flowers
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
    • Scrap for circle
  • Party Pants and Petite Petals stamp sets
  • Really Rust ink
  • Stitched circle die (non SU)
  • Petite Petals punch
  • Crumb Cake baker's twine
    • I make my bow separate and attach with a glue dot
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (dyed)
  • Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Botanical Garden Thinking of You

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
    • Die cut 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Scraps for butterfly and sentiment layer
  • Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (behind leaves)
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Gifts of Kindness stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Dies (non SU)
  • Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (dyed black)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Love Blossoms Notecards

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 7" x 4 7/8" (scored at 3 1/2")
  • Garden Green cardstock
    • Scrap for sentiment layer
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 5/8"
    • Scrap for sentiment layer
  • Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper
    • Top Left - 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
    • Bottom Left - 1 1/4" x 3"
    • Top Right - 1 5/8" x 2 5/8"
    • Bottom Right 1 5/8" x 1 5/8"
  • Crafts by Beth Click, Print, Pumch (CPP) sentiments
  • Circle Punch 1 3/8", Circle 1 1/4" and Itty Bitty Accents hand punches
  • Scallop die (non SU))
  • Pearl Basic Jewels

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Floral Boutique Comfort & Healing

Stampin'  Up! Products
  • Night of Navy cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 10 1/2"
      • Scored at 2 3/4" and 7"
    • Scrape for butterfly, circle and flower
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
      • Cut butterfly from this piece
  • Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Flourishing Phrases stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Move Me Thinlits
  • Itty Bitty Accents punch
  • Circle dies
  • Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewels


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Series II

I used the same card layout from this POST.  What a difference pattern paper can make.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 11"
      • Scored at 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 1 5/8"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Scrap for sprig
  • Mint Macaron cardstock 
    • Scrap for sprig
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
      • Die cut fern from this piece
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
      • Strip measures 3 3/8" x 3/4"
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 3"
  • Sincere Salutations (my first Stampin' Up! set)
  • Basic Black ink
  • Beautiful Bunch and Botanical Builder Framelits 
  • Scallop Trim Border punch
  • Mini Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewel dyed black

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Series I

Okay, I finally admitted I am addicted to Stampin' Up! and their clearance rack.  I shamefully have almost four packs of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  This is my first post in my new series Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper!  Enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 11"
      • Scored at 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 1 5/8"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
      • Die cut the butterfly from this piece
    • Strip measures 3 3/8" x 3/4"
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
      • Die cut the butterfly from this piece
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 3"
      • Be careful when cutting, you don't want your flowers to grow sideways
  • Sincere Salutations (my first Stampin' Up! set)
  • Basic Black ink
  • Move Me Thinlits 
  • Scallop Trim Border punch
  • Mini Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewel dyed black
Butterflies not your thing?
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Sprig punch (non SU)
    • Black sprigs - a little unconventional but it works!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thinking of You Petals

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 8"  x 5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4"
    • Circle is 2 1/8"
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/8" x 4 5/8"
      • Cut two flowers inside this piece
    • Circle is 2 3/8"
    • Scrap for Modern Label
  • Mint Macaroon cardstock
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for fern
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 5/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 4 1/2"
  • Express Yourself stamp set
  • Old Olive ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Modern Label and Word Window punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Pearl Basic Jewel dyed black

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Moroccan Thank You

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 8" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4")
  • Early Espresso cardstock (see notes)
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
  • Emerald Envy cardstock 
    • Card layer measures 3" x 4 1/2"
  • Moroccan Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3" x 3 1/2"
  • Curly Cute stamp set
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Moroccan Designer Washi Tape 
    • For envelope
  • Thick Baker's Twine
    • From Paper Pumpkin You're a Gem kit
  • Dimensionals


Notes - To adjust for the thickness of the twine, follow these instructions:
  1. Attach the Early Espresso cardstock to the card base.
  2. Attach the Moroccan DSP to the Very Vanilla sentiment strip.  Attach this piece to the Emerald Envy cardstock
  3. Wrap thick baker's twine around this piece. Secure with a piece of scotch tape
  4. Add Dimensionals to the back and attach to card base.
  5. I make a separate bow and attach with glue dots

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Move Me Butterfly

The Move Me Thinlits aren't just for animation, click HERE.  I love the butterfly dies.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 11" x 4 1/4"
      • Scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 11" x 1 1/4"
      • Scored at 2 3/4  and 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
      • Use both dies together to cut this butterfly
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4" (left side)
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4" (right side)
      • Die cut butterfly from this piece (only use outline die)
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 1" (for band, cut 2)
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 1" (for band)
    • Scrap for small butterflies
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 3 7/8" (left side)
    • Card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (right side)
    • Card layer measures 2 3/8" x 7/8" (for band)
    • Card layer measures 5 1/8" x 7/8" (for band)
  • Wetlands and You Move Me stamp sets
  • Basic Black ink
  • Move Me Thinlits
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals
I created a tutorial - HERE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet

Inspired by THIS video.  My measurements may be different.


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x  8 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4'
  • Melon Mambo cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
    • Banner measures 3" x 3/4"
  • Beautiful Bouquet stamp set
  • Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Rose Red inks
  • Dimensionals
Do you have Stampin' Up! colors that you adore but not sure they coordinate each other?  THIS is a website I use to find coordinating colors.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Resource for Cards

.... found in the Stampin' Up! 2017 - 2018 Catalog, page 93

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4")
    • Card layer measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
    • Sentiment layer measures 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
    • Scraps for flowers
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Scrap for springs
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
    • Scrap for stems
  • Beautiful Bouquet stamp set
  • Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Pool Party and Rose Red inks
  • Beautiful Bunch Framelits
  • Petals Burst Textured Embossing Folder
  • Baker's Twine
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Mini Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunburst

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x  5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for sprig
  • Taken with Teal cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8
      • Be frugal - cut circle  and flower in the middle of this
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" before attaching card layer below
      • This piece is die cut using Sunburst Framelit.
    • Card layer (die cut piece) begin with 5" x 6 1/2"
      • Will be trimmed when attached to first pattern layer
      • Once layer is positioned, trim entire sunburst layers to 3 3/4"  x 5"
  • Ribbon of Courage stamp set
  • Taken with Teal ink
  • Circle dies  1 7/8" and 2"
  • Itty Bitty Accents punch
  • Sprig punch (non SU)
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Life Looks Good on You

I was inspired to take Dawn Griffith's YouTube video and create this card. View Dawn's video HERE and please be sure to leave her a comment for taking the time to create this video! I tweaked the card; my measurements ARE NOT THE same as Dawn's.

 Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White Thick cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Scrap for die cut
  • Night of Navy cardstock
    • Card layer measures 9 3/4" x 4"
      • Scored at 5 1/4"
    • Scrap for die cut
  • Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer (flap) measures 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer (inside) measures 1 1/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Scrap for dress
  • Beautiful You stamp set
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Label Card and Label Collections Framelits
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive Sheets 
  • Candy Dot (Regals)
  • Dimensionals

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bouquet Bunch


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Flirty Flamingo cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 8  1/2" (scored at 4 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Scrap for springs
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Scrap for flower stems
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Scraps for die cuts
  • Beautiful Bouquet stamp set
  • Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide inks
  • Bouquet Bunch Framelits
  • Circle 1 3/8",Decorative Label and Modern Label hand punches
  • Embossing Paste
  • Pattern Party Decorative Masks
  • Wink of Stella
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals

Monday, July 17, 2017

Create Your Own Pattern Paper

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Brilliant Blue cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
      • Scored at 4 1/4"
  • Ballet Blue cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Banner measures 3" x 5/8"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for fern
  • Summer Sun cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
    • Banner measures 3" x 1/2"
  • Banner Surprise stamp set
    • Paper Pumpkin - June 2016
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set
    • Paper Pumpkin - February 2016
  • Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue and Summer Sun ink
  • Pearl Basic Jewel (dyed to match)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Retired Life - Life Looks Beautiful on You

I hope to be doing this when my husband retires.  Our friends Barb & Chuck are living the good life!


Stampin' Up! Products

  • Dapper Denim cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4")
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 4 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 2 3/8"
    • Die cut the chair in the center of one of these card layers
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
      • Stamp  and die cut the drink image from this card layer
  • Color Theory Designer Series Paper Pack
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
    • Card layer measures 1 3/4" x 4 3/8"
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 2 1/4"
  • Beautiful You and Colorful Seasons stamp sets
  • Dapper Denim ink
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits
  • Whisper White Baker's Twine
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • The NEW Mini Dimensionals

Diagonal Split Card

Love Lisa from Lisa's Stamp Studio.  She created this video and this is my take on it.  For her video, click HERE.  Please be sure to leave her a comment.

For those that are a little OCD, like me, I created a graph for my cuts.  It is shared below.


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4")
    • Card layer measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
      1. On left hand side, make a pencil mark 3/8" from the top (blue on graph)
      2. On the top make a pencil mark 1/4" in from the left side (red on graph)
      3. On the right side, make a pencil mark 4 1/8" from the top (red on graph)
      4. Follow the graph your cut lines (solid blue and red)
  • Pearl Pizzazz cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
    • Strips measures 1/2" by 7" (two pieces)
    • Scrap for flowers
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 1 1/4" x 8" (trim after attaching to card)
  • Colorful Seasons stamp set
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Flourishing Thinlits
  • Dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Pearl Basic Jewel

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Stampin' Up! BONUS Days UPGRADE

From July 1 - July 31, 2017 Stampin' Up! is celebrating the release of the new catalog with BONUS DAYS!  Spend $50 in July and receive a $5 gift certificate to be used with your August, 2017 order. No limit on how many coupons you can earn when you shop this month

BUT WAIT.................

DOUBLE REWARD POINTS FROM ME ONLY  ***

I will match Stampin' Up!'s Bonus Day with a $5 gift certificate to be redeemed when you place your August, 2017 order.  Gift Certificate from me will be sent to you by check or by PayPal AFTER your August order is shipped.  This is MY promotion.



*** MUST USE HOSTESS CODE:  NB7CHU3X with your July, 2017 order!!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June 2017 Paper Pumpkin One in A Melon


If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you would have received instructions for SEVEN alternatives using June Paper Pumpkin "One In A Melon"

To purchase the next Paper Pumpkin kit, click HERE.  Please remember to use the Hostess Code:  NB7CHU3X