Saturday, January 26, 2019

February 2 and 3 Card Class

I had fun designing these cards that were inspired by others as noted below. I can't wait to give my Valentines some of these cards!

This Double Z fold card design was CASED from Diane Barnes but I changed it up a bit with using the Happy Birthday Framelits. The It's My Party Designer Series Paper, black foil, and black shimmer ribbon are all retired, but the Lovely Lipstick foil is a bonus you can choose for free from the 2019 Sale-a-Bration brochure. Card base is Basic Black and Melon Mambo plus Whisper White. I am really loving the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. I don't know why I haven't used them more. By using them, they make cutting out on the Big Shot and assembling the double layer of the Happy Birthday super easy. 

These next 4 cards all use stamps from the Meant to Be stamp set. Such a versatile set.

Su Mohr was the inspiration for the card above. I used the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder on Whisper White. The card base is Powder Pink, with the Flirty Flamingo paper from the 6x6 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack. The ruched ribbon in Flirty Flamingo is retired. I used 3 different inks on the 3 hearts - top one is Flirty Flamingo, middle is Powder Pink, and bottom heart is retired Strawberry Slush. The "love you" is cut in red foil using the Well Written thinlits. Again the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets are a real lifesaver here. The card is finished off with some red rhinestone bling.

This card was inspired by Patty Bennett. She figured out how great the Lovely Lipstick foil would look being embossed with an embossing folder. I used the Swirls and Curls. The color scheme is Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick cardstock, along with the All My Love Designer Series Paper. A 1-3/4" circle punch added the sentiment stamped in Lovely Lipstick from the Meant to Be set. The card is finished with retired white satin ribbon with a silver edge and rhinestones. I love bling!

This card uses the Ultimate Glitter Technique by Tina Zinck. She made a You Tube Video to learn how to add a glitter layer on top of a purchased napkin using the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. The color scheme here is Highland Heather and Read Red. Sentiment from Meant to Be, and cutouts were done with the Be Mine Stitched thinlets. The Highland Heather organza ribbon is available from the Sale-a-bration brochure with a qualifying order.

I am sorry but I don't have the designers name for this next card. Using the Rooted in Nature stamp set for the sentiment  plus the Pretty Label punch, and combining the All My Love Designer Series Paper, Merry Merlot and Sea Foam Green cardstock, then a Pearlized Doily and the All My Love Ribbon pack, this card is easy to make and very beautiful!

This Sympathy card was inspired by Terri Gaines fun fold method. I used the Share What You Love Designers Series Paper, Tranquil Tide, and Old Olive cardstock plus Whisper White for the color scheme. The sentiment came from Better Together stamped in Stazon on the Galvanized Metallic Paper punch with the Triple Banner punch. Two metallic pearls were added. I came up with the closing technique by piercing 2 holes in the left side card front, right next to the tag and threading two strands of the new Old Olive Linen Thread and tied a bow.

I hope these cards will inspire you to create some for yourself. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Quick Sneek Peek of the 2019 Occasions Catalog Video

2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

If you would like an Occasions catalog or a Sale-a-Bration catalog please contact me. Thank you!

You Gotta Get This Tote!

I was so excited to see this Tote when I went to On Stage in Orlando in November. I couldn't wait to get my own when I got home!  It is a very versatile bag that will hold lots of your stamping or scrapbooking products. I found my tote will even hold my Stamparatus Precision Stamping Platform. Wow!

During Sale-a-Bration it is the perfect time to join the Stampin' Up! family and my Team. 

Another cool fact is you get to select whatever products you want in your Starter Kit as long as you don't go over the $175 value.

Click on the Join My Team button on the main page. I would love to create with you!

August Cards

Sometimes when time gets away from you, you can always fall back on Copy and Share Everything (Cased) card designs from the internet. I thought these designers did stunning work and I could tweak their designs a little bit to make them my own.

Cased from Susan Campfield
Stamp Set - Blended Seasons

Cased from My Pretty Inspirations
Stamp Set - Dandelion Wishes

Cased from Wanda Pettijohn
Stamp Set - Abstract Impressions

Cased from Pink Buckaroo
Stamp Sets - P.S. Your the Best, Swirly Frames, and Timeless Textures.

September Cards

Cased from Rebecca McHaffie
Stamp Set - Candy Cane Season
and Candy Cane Punch

Cased from Marie Pelton
Stamp Set - Flourish Filigree
Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder

Cased from Lynn Dunn
A very simple card design using washi tape.
Stamp Set - Cookie Cutter Christmas
Retired - Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape

Cased from Randi Collins for the technique
Easy technique to use up scraps and still end up with a pretty card. Strips are 1-1/2" x 6. 
Do a practice layout first. Start gluing in the center left and work both directions. 
Trim off excess when finished gluing.
Stamp Set - Snowflake Sentiments

Cased from Gail Ellis
Stamp Set - Holly Jolly Greetings (retired)
Retired product except for the copper charm that was in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

Stamp Set - Snowflake Sentiments

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October Cards

Cased from Selene Kempton

Cased, but I didn't write down from whom. If it is yours, please let me know!
Stamp Set - Rooted in Nature

Cased, but I didn't write down from whom. If it is yours, please let me know!
I got this as a swap from an OnStage in the last couple years, and finally had to make it!
Stamp Set - Foxy Friends

Cased from Chris Smith
Stamp Sets - Buffalo Check and Nothing Sweeter

Inspired by several designers to make this card.
Stamp Set - Signs of Santa

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December Cards

Cased, but I didn't write down from whom. If it is yours, please let me know!

Cased from Joyce Whitman
Stamp Set - Spirited Snowman
Dashing Along Designer Series Paper

Inspired by Chris Smith
Stamp Sets - Buffalo Check and Labels to Love

Inspired by Su Mohr
Stamp  Sets - Rooted in Nature, Star of Light, Flower Patch
Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder (Lightly spritzed cardstock with water first)

Inspired by Kate Morgan
Stamp Set - Hearts Come Home
Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder

Original Design
Stamp Set - Spirited Snowman

Thanks for taking a look!