Wednesday, January 20, 2021

New Blending Brushes Used on the True Love DSP

One of the new products that was revealed in the Jan. - June Mini Catalog was a set of 3 Blending Brushes. Wow, they are amazing! 

I'm so glad I purchased a set. I had ordered some from Amazon a while back before I knew Stampin' Up! was coming out with them, but like usual, Stampin' Up!s quality far surpasses the competition!  The handle is more substantial, easy to grip, and the bristles are soft as a baby's bottom! Stampin' Up! classic ink washes out with water and you can dry the brush on a clean washcloth rag. You do need time to let it dry, but it doesn't take long if you don't drown the brush in water.

The two cards I'm sharing today both have the blending brushes used on them.

Again I was inspired by Caroline's Creative Designs cut of the angle Designer Series Paper, but the rest of the card design and layout is mine.

The card below could be considered for an Advanced Beginner or Casual Cardmaker.


Each one of these hyperlinks will take you to my online store to purchase.

Products Used to Make this Card and Matching Envelope:
Rococo Rose Card Base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic White cardstock Layer 4" x 5-1/4"
True Love Designer Series Paper - 2 pieces
for card 3-3/4" x 5" then split diagonally where you want. (You have an extra piece for another card!)
2-3/8" x 6" piece for envelope flap
Love You Always Foil Sheet - Rococo Rose 1/2" x 6" embossed with your favorite embossing folder
Sweet Ice Cream stamp set for greeting

Additional Products Needed:
Simply Shammy to clean your stamp
Adhesives - Dimensionals, Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Basic White Envelopes


The card below is for an Avid Cardmaker, as it has several steps required to make it. Some color, some texture, some fussy cutting, and some heat embossing. The works as I like to say!


Products Used to Make this Card and Matching Envelope:
Basic White Card Base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic Black cardstock Layer 4" x 5-1/4"
True Love Designer Series Paper - 2 pieces
for card 3-3/4" x 5" then split diagonally where you want. (You have an extra piece for another card!)
2-3/8" x 6" piece for envelope flap
Love You Always Foil Sheet - Rococo Rose 1/2" x 6"
Snailed It stamp set for greeting

Additional Products Needed:
Simply Shammy to clean your stamp
Regular Size Cut & Emboss Machine
Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder - retired
Adhesives - Dimensionals, Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Basic White Envelopes



New Set of  3 Blending Brushes 
They feel so good in your hand. The bristles are super soft. Just work the brush in a circular motion on both the ink pad and paper for amazing results.  Easy to clean too, just a little water and an old washcloth will remove the majority of the ink. Let dry before using again.


True Love Designer Series Paper

Have fun with these cards, they are sure to please whomever receives them! 
Happy Stamping!


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Cards Using True Love Designer Series Paper

Did you know there are different types of Papercrafters? Well yes there are! 

Beginner, Casual and Avid Crafters. 

Beginners are just learning how to make cards and prefer simple designs using minimal tools.

 Casual Crafters have some papercrafting experience and tools,
 but not always a lot of time to make cards. 

Avid Crafters want everything in the Stampin' Up! catalogs!  That's me for sure! (That's also the original reason why I became a demonstrator - to get the Starter Kit at half price and keep on getting the discount.) 

Now I stay a demonstrator because of the wonderful network of friends I've made through stamping these past 10 years. I'd love to share my knowledge and show you the value that 
Stampin' Up! brings to your papercrafting.

As I mentioned yesterday I am showing the Love You Always Suite this week, but mainly focusing on the True Love Designer Series Paper. 

These cards were inspired by Caroline's Creative Designs for the angled Designer Series Paper treatment. The rest is my original work.

Here is a Beginner Level card for you to make - Stamp, Ink, Paper and a little Embellishment.



Any of the hyperlinks below will take you directly to my online store to purchase.

Products Used to Make this Card and Matching Envelope:
Rococo Rose Card Base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic Black Layer 4" x 5-1/4"
Basic White Layer  3-3/4" x 5"
True Love Designer Series Paper - 2 pieces
for card 3-3/4" x 5" then split diagonally where you want. (You have an extra piece for another card!)
2-3/8" x 6" piece for envelope flap
Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set for greeting
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Additional Products Needed:
Simply Shammy to clean your stamp
Adhesives - Glue Dots and Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Scotch Tape
Basic White Envelopes

Next is a Casual Level card - Stamp, Ink, and Paper, Embellishments AND coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting, and using an embossing folder. It's not that hard to make, just more steps in the process.




Products Used to Make this Card and Matching Envelope:
Basic White Card Base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Rococo Rose cardstock Layer 4" x 5-1/4"
True Love Designer Series Paper - 2 pieces
for card 3-3/4" x 5" then split diagonally where you want. (You have an extra piece for another card!)
2-3/8" x 6" piece for envelope flap
Extra piece of Basic White for Tasteful Label Die
Sweet Ice Cream stamp set for greeting
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stampin' Blends Markers in Rococo Rose
3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Additional Products Needed:
Simply Shammy to clean your stamp
Regular Size Cut & Emboss Machine
Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder
Adhesives - Dimensionals, Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Scotch Tape
Basic White Envelopes


I just LOVE Black and White together. So beautiful, like this assortment of papers in the True Love Designer Series Paper.



I hope you'll give these card designs a try! Happy Stamping!

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Take a Peek at the Love You Always Suite

Valentines is just a month away! Have you started thinking about your sweetheart? If not, this Suite of products should help you do just that!  This coming week I'm going to be sharing several ideas for Valentines and beyond!


Here's the collection of items in the Suite below.


Visit my online store to see each product in the Suite up close and personal. The products are so beautiful!  The Suite colors are Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, and Basic White.

You can do so much with this Suite. It's not just for Valentines. Think Weddings and Anniversaries too. Those little treat boxes would make great Wedding favors filled with chocolates and decorated so cute! 

Thanks for taking a peek with me today. There will be more All-Occasion card ideas coming that uses the beautiful True Love Designer Series Paper. in this Suite.

I'd love to hear your comments about this Suite. What item is your favorite? Just click the comment box below.


Happy Stamping!

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Get Some More Sale-a-bration Card Ideas Here!

These three cards that I am sharing with you today are some more great examples of ways to use the FREE stamp sets or FREE Designer Series Paper you can get by purchasing $50 of Stampin' Up! products before tax and shipping from me during Sale-a-bration. This is the best time of year to get  these great limited-time deals on fantastic products. Let me help you do that!




Products needed to make this card and the ones below can be found at my online store by clicking this link and doing an easy search by item name
Rococo Rose cardstock base
Blushing Bride cardstock layer

FREE Item - Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper - before adhering the two layers together, 
just hold them together and tear the top edge gently, 
then space the two pieces of paper, glue to get this fun effect.

Night of Navy cardstock and ink and Layering Circles Dies 
Seaside Spray cardstock and Layering Circle Dies

FREE Approaching Perfection stamp set
Night of Navy Baker's Twine
Gilded Gems



Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper


Z fold Thank You Card

Use FREE Heal Your Heart stamp set with  FREE Flower and Field Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Using the new Basic White cardstock as a base with a Z fold, 
just score the 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" base at 2-1/8" and 4-1/4"

2 pieces of DSP, cut at 2" x 5-1/4" and 4" x 5-1/4" for inner layer
Basic Black front layer cut 3" x 4"
2 pieces of Basic White cut at 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" one for outside and one for inside

On front Basic White piece, stamp flowers from A Touch of Ink set in Cherry Cobbler ink
Thank You greeting from FREE Heal your Heart in Memento Tuxedo Black

Embellish with Matte Black Dots

Heal Your Heart Stamp Set


Flower & Field Designer Series Paper



Here's another card idea for you to try using the FREE Touch of Ink stamp set. 
Card was inspired by Cindy Lion.

A simple card starting with a Blushing Bride base
Basic White layer, stamped randomly with the flower sprig in Blushing Bride ink.
1-1/4" Circle Punch with Basic White stamped with Merry Merlot Ink 
Merry Merlot cardstock punched with 1-3/8" Scallop Punch, adhere both circles together and raise off card from with Dimensionals
On a scrap of Basic White, stamp the butterfly in Merry Merlot, then fussy cut out. Color with Petal Pink Stampin' Blends. Raise butterfly off card front with Dimensionals.



There are so many wonderful items to choose from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Take a look here.

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Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

I "Snailed It" with Another Original for You!

 This snail image in the Snailed It Bundle is just the CUTEST! I had so much fun creating this card design for you. Minimal stamping, but lots of fun to send to a friend just to say Hello!  This card was inspired by Sandra Hernandez.  This Snail Mail Suite will give you a lot of mileage with the stamps and fun Designer Series Paper to use all year long! Lots of great value for the dollar!


All the products listed below are linked to my online store for easy purchase. 

Products You'll Need to Make This Card:
Blushing Bride Cardstock base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
Real Red Cardstock cut at 3-3/4" x 5"
Snail Mail Designer Series Paper  cut3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
Bermuda Bay for postage stamp die 3" square
Basic White also cut with postage stamp die but trimmed down afterwards to fit within the Bermuda Bay postage stamp frame. 
From the Snailed It stamp set, stamp the You've Got Mail snail with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on the Basic White. Adhere those two layers together and raise them up with Dimensionals on the card front.
Then with the Snail Dies, cut the snail and envelope image from the Designer Series Paper
You can accent the Snail paper image with Stampin' Blends in the colors of Daffodil Delight and Rococo Rose if you would like.
Then raise the snail image up with Dimensionals.
Finish with the Resin Heart Embellishment.  All Done!









I hope you've enjoyed today''s quick card that you can make! I'd love to read your comments and thoughts about this card design. Just click on the Comment box.



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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sharing An Original Design with You!

Welcome, I am glad you stopped by! I had so much fun creating the two cards I'm sharing today! These original designs use products in the new January-June Mini Catalog and the 2020 Annual Catalog.

First up is a baby card made Kangaroo & Company stamp set and Kangaroo Dies. The dies cut the slit in the kangaroo pouch so you can make an interactive card. That bunch of hearts can be pulled up and reveal "Just for You" on the tab that holds it in the pouch. So clever! Stampin' Up! hasn't done anything like this that I remember in the 10 years I have been a demonstrator. So Fun!


Inside the card, I went ahead and stamped the greeting and added the baby kangaroo. In my head I keep thinking Kanga and Roo from Winne the Pooh, but I know they aren't. They just remind me of my childhood when I would read and listen to all things Disney.

Don't forget to stamp the envelope! Either the back flap or the lower left front corner. 
Makes the set complete!


Here's the Products I used with Links provided to my 
Stampin' Up! Online Store so you can online shop with me.

Peaceful Moments stamp set for greeting
Soft Suede cardstock  4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
Petal Pink cardstock 4" x 5-1/4"
Woodgrain In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 3-3/4" x 5"
Pink "Blanket" In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 2-3/4" x 4"
Basic White cardstock for kangaroo, balloon, and card liner
Love You Always Foil Sheets small amount for balloons
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Stampin' Blends pens in the following colors:


Non Stampin' Up! items - 1/8" Red Satin Ribbon, 
scotch tape to secure the twine to the back of the balloon.



Here's the bundle below



Up Close of the Stamp Set




So I hope you've fallen in love with this baby card. I enjoyed designing it for you.
Whomever you made it for would keep it forever and display it in a special place!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Two Sale-A-bration Cards You Can Make

Wanna make two cute cards? You can with just a few supplies and the FREE 48 piece Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper  (DSP) Stack you can make these two darling cards. You can receive this FREE item valued at $11.50 retail when you place a $50 Stampin' Up! order with me before shipping and handling. 


I cased this card design from County Cards by Rose because I loved it so. 

Start with a Rococo Rose card base, a layer of Basic Black cardstock, then the layer of the Oh So Ombre paper and the banner tag made from the reverse side of the ombre paper punched with the Triple Banner Punch. Next you'll need the FREE Sale-a-bration Touch of Ink stamp set (or one similar you may already own), Rococo Rose ink, and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Stamp those images on a Basic White circle die cut from the Layering Circles Dies. Before you attach all the layers together wrap the Black & White Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack around the top 3 layers and tie a bow. Affix those layers to the card base with Dimensionals.
Voila! A lovely card results!




I cased this card but didn't write down the designers name. Ugh! I hate when I mess up like that - everyone deserves their due credit. Please forgive if it is your card. Let me know and I will fix it!

This hummingbird card is built with many of the same products linked above, but with a fun fold. All you do is score at 4" and 5-1/2" on the 4-1/4" x 11" Bermuda Bay base. Use Tear and Tape to secure the 1-1/2" section to the back of the card base. The  two pieces of Oh So Ombre DSP are cut 1-1/4" x 4" and the other 3-3/4" x 4" (you'll also need a piece of Basic White for the inside cut these same dimensions.)  I colored the Hummingbird with Stampin' Blends in Bermuda Bay. Finishing the card with a few Rhinestone Jewels.
Another easy card all done!


Here's all the sides of the Oh So Ombre DSP. The four colors are Rococo Rose, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Granny Apple Green.

Below are the images of the Touch of Ink stamp set which you can also get FREE 
during Sale-a-bration.  I just love the line art and font in this set!


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Monday, January 11, 2021

Sale-A-Bration Time - Get Your Free Stuff

Do you know about Sale-a-bration? If you don't, you should! Especially this year, when Stampin' Up! is having two Sale-a-bration promotions. One now in January and February, and the other in July and August.  The deal is quite simple and the VALUE is fantastic. For every $50 you spend before shipping and tax on Stampin' Up! products from the Annual Catalog or the new January-June Mini Catalog, then you get to select something FREE from inside these pages! Take a look! Just click on the cover!


There's a lot of great choices inside. Did you pick a couple of ones you liked?
Let's think about the value you receive through Sale-a-bration for a minute...A package of Designer Series Paper retails at $11.50 - a Cling Stamp set retails for at least $20 - a Photopolymer Stamp set retails for at least $16 - that's added value of at least 30% - 40%. That's why getting Stampin' Up! products you need now is the best value all year!

Every linked product name will take you direct to my Stampin' Up! Online Store. You can set up a free account or check out as a guest. Either way Stampin' Up! products are just a mouse click away!

Here's one of the cards I made with the FREE Flower and Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) 
and the FREE Touch of Ink Stamp Set.




My sample is made with a Pool Party card base, a Bumblebee cardstock layer, then the Flower & Field DSP. I used the largest Stitched Shape Circle Die and stamped the Hummingbird in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The card is embellished with the Bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon.  A clean simple card.


Isn't this paper just vibrant! Such wonderful colors  It matches 13 cardstock colors! WOW! Something for everyone with this package of Designer Series Paper.  

Here's the beautiful Touch of Ink stamp set images. They are so gorgeous you could just leave them stamped in black ink or you could color the images in with your favorite coloring tools. 



Here's some of the card samples Stampin' Up! made with the FREE Touch of Ink stamp set.


Are you inspired and ready to start shopping to get your Free items? I hope so!

Here's the link to my online store.

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 I so appreciate it! Have a great Monday!