Wednesday, September 23, 2020

STAMP SALE AT MY ONLINE STORE

 Stampin’Up! is having a one day - TODAY- only 15% off sale on selected stamps. Please visit my Online Store to see the selected stamp sets.




Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bright Three Color Card

Do you ever shy away from using certain colors in Stampin’ Up!s color families? I sure do. 
This particular card is one I’ve designed for an October mail-in swap I’m participating in. I challenged myself to use some newer colors to see what I could come up with. 

I started with cutting up a 6” x 6” sheet of the 2020-22 InColor Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack to create 4 equal polygons. I played with arrangement, color combos, and pattern until I created something that made me happy. 

The winning color scheme is Magenta Madness, Just Jade and Bumblebee along with the two rose sheets from the Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6”  DSP.  In addition to those items, I also used the Ridicuously Awesome stamp set, Just Jade Ink, Magenta Madness cardstock, Just Jade cardstock, Just Jade 1/4” ribbon,  Duet Butterfly Punch, Champagne Rhinestones, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, and a Whisper White card base.


How to cut the 6x6 DSP is easy. Use a pencil and ruler and measure 1-1/2” from the lower right corner and make a tick mark. Rotate the paper 90 degrees then repeat process 3 more times. With your pencil and ruler draw a line connecting the 2 opposite marks and then rotate the paper 90 degrees and draw a second line connecting the remaining two marks. With your paper trimmer slice the paper on the drawn lines to create the 4 pieces.

You will be able to make four cards from this process. It’s a great way to use up old Designer Series Paper and still create beautiful cards.

I hope you enjoyed this design idea.


 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Pick a Punch Holiday Banner Card

Here's an incredibly easy holiday card you can make using any holiday paper you have on hand. This card was cased from www.happystampin.nl.  I used the Pick A Banner Punch from Stampin' Up! All I had to do was slice 1/2" strips of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, then punch the banner end and then snip to the length. I wanted on the raised layer of Whisper White cardstock. You can't see it here in the photo, but I used mini-dimensionals to raise the banner ends up a bit to give a "flying in the wind" effect. Then I wrapped the gold cord around the layer twice, tied a knot, then tied a bow. I recommend that you tie a knot at the end of the cord when you cut it to keep it from fraying. Any holiday greeting stamp can be used, but I used the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink.



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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Flowers for Every Season Love Card

The new Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch is so versatile. You can make many pretty cards with this tool. It is a great way to use up scraps of Designer Series Paper that you may have hanging around. This card was inspired by Tracy Bradley. 


Let's Create this Card!
1. Bumblebee cardstock base cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
2. Magenta Madness layer cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
3. Whisper White layer cut at 3-11/16" x 4-15/16" embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.
4. Punch 2 rectangles from your choice of Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.
5. Punch 2 rectangles from Just Jade cardstock, embossing them with the Greenery folder.
6. Adhere rectangles to Whisper White layer as shown.
7. Stamp your greeting in Magenta Madness ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. My greeting came from Peaceful Moments stamp set. Then punch out. Raise up with dimensionals and place in center of card.
8. Finish by embellishing with the 2020-22 InColor Enamel Dots.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Vertically Challenged Celebrate Sunflowers Card

This lovely card layout was cased from Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Member, Narelle Farrugia, but I changed it up a little. 


Let's Create this Card!
  • Thick Whisper White card base - 4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock layer - 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper Stack - cut 1/2" strips from Just Jade dots 3", 3-1/2" and 4" long, and  two 3/4" x 3" strips from Bumblebee plaid
  • Greeting from Senior Years stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on card front
  • Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set - with Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamp 2 small sunflower images and die cut them out with Sunflowers Die
  • Color Sunflowers with Stampin' Blends in colors listed in Product List below.
  • Die cut Old Olive large leaf and Shaded Spruce small branch.
  • Finish with Gilded Gems on card face.

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