Saturday, June 25, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Gift Bag Finale

Hello! Today's the final day to celebrate the Creativity Now event from last Saturday with the beautiful gift bag that will hold the four cards made and shown earlier this weekhere on my blog.

Just as a reminder, these products will be live and available to order on July 1 at my online store (link at bottom) since they are part of the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.



Below is Stampin' Up!s sample. I think my project is darn close to the one below.






Here are my five projects all together. Overall they look very coordinated and would be a lovely gift for a neighbor or friend.


Now you can see the Splendid Thoughts stamp set and Splendid Stems Dies, the Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon, the Open Leaf Trinkets, and Fine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems.


Splendid Day Designer Series Paper - all beautiful Foils in a variety of color shades.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing some new paper crafting ideas with the soon to be released Splendid Day Suite. So many elegant possibilities!

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Card 4

Sorry if I sound like I am complaining in today's blog post, but Card 4 of mine is a mish-mash of items and hardly looks anything like the sample. The biggest reason is I have misplaced my container of white embossing powder in my craft room somewhere.  That is very frustrating because I don't like not knowing where something is. The container isn't small either it is about 6" x 8" x 2" so that is why I'm so bugged about not being able to find it. I'll keep hunting. Hopefully it will surprise me soon!

But in the meantime, I resorted to using some retired Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Powder and that wasn't a great decision either. You know glitter goes everywhere! I have figured out to use a super sticky tape roller to keep the little sparkles under control, but a few escape anyway!

I had an extra white leafy die cut from Card 2 that I used in this card. 

Overall, this particular card isn't something I would make normally. It just seems so messy to me. What do you think? I'd love to know in the comments.






Be sure to return tomorrow to see the fabulous Gift Bag that will hold all four cards. It's going to make a fabulous hostess gift in the near future!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Card 3

As with the past two days of blog posts using this Suite, you'll see artistic differences between my card and the Stampin' Up! version. What I didn't notice until I saw the picture again  as I was writing this post was that I missed putting on the metal leaf embellishment. Next time I will put it on when I do another card!

There was a technique used on this card that I had never tried before. Use the cutting side of your paper snips to "rough" up the four sides of the Basic White paper. 









Be sure to visit again tomorrow for Card 4 and on Friday to see the Gift Bag!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Card 2

 Today's Sending Hugs card from the Creativity Now event is a pretty one. I decided to add Stampin' Up!s card photo so you could compare it to mine.  No matter how closely you think you are following the teacher's directions, I think there is always going to be some artistic interpretation. LOL.

I also got a little heavy handed with the white craft ink and blending brush on the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. Again, artistic interpretation!








This Splendid Day Suite will be available on July 1 in the new July to December 2022 Mini Catalog. 
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Monday, June 20, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Card 1

On Saturday, June 18, 2022 Stampin' Up! held an online event for demonstrators called Creativity NOW!  It was slated as a four hour event with a couple 15 minute breaks built in. They were introducing a new Suite that will be available on July 1 in the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. Demonstrators had the option to purchase the Spendid Day Suite ahead of time, so I did. 

I have to say when I initially saw this Suite I wasn't a huge fan, but now that I've used it, it has grown on me. I wanted to stretch myself and give it a try. Over this coming week I'll be sharing all the projects I made and sharing how I changed them up a little bit.

The first card was a Wedding Card.

I thought I had everything I needed for this project, but it turned out I didn't, so I had to improvise just a little bit. I didn't have the Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends marker for the front of the card "wash" technique. My alternative solution was to use the reinkers and a water painter and create my own wash. I finished the card off with retired embellishments in Pool Party.










I really like this card with its soft colors. The demonstrator who was sharing this card idea said the leaves in this set are different varieties of eucalyptus.

If this card idea appeals to you, revisit this post after you have purchased this Suite on July 1 and have fun creating with it.


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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Using Hues of Happiness Flowers to Create a Original Card Front

 Phew, what a week it has been! I've had trouble sticking to my Monday-Friday posting schedule this week. Life and travel got in the way a bit. So here comes Friday's card on Sunday! You get to see two similar cards today, so I hope it was worth the wait.

In the flowers I fussy cut out from the one sheet of the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (DSP), I STILL had some left over, so this time I covered the 3-3/4" x 5" Basic White cardstock layer almost completely with flowers. I did move them around before adhering so I had a design pleasing to my eye.

The two cards I'm showing today are similar in layout, but you will see how a change in one color can make the cards look different.

Today's cards are using the smallest sized greetings in the Go To Greetings stamp set. 


Above, you see the color combination of Gorgeous Grape card base with a Night of Navy layer. Looks a little more subdued, I think. The tag the Happy Birthday is stamped on in Gorgeous Grape ink is a leftover tag I had from one of my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. Gold Foil was punched with the Double Oval Punch. The tag and the oval were adhered together, then raised up on mini-dimensionals. Two Gorgeous Grape dots came from the Glossy Dots Assortment to complete the card design.


The card above only has two things changed on it but to me the card seems brighter and more fun. The Night of Navy layer changed to a Melon Mambo layer. Two Melon Mambo dots were added to another Paper Pumpkin tag I had on hand. 

The inside of both cards have a layer of Basic White and a couple small flowers glued in the lower right corner.

Each envelope flap had coordinating DSP added, because you never want a naked envelope!

Overall List of Products Used in these two Cards and are available to purchase at the link below:

Gorgeous Grape cardstock
Melon Mambo or Night of Navy cardstock
Basic White cardstock
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper
Go To Greetings Stamp Set
Tags are from assorted Paper Pumpkin kits
Gorgeous Grape Ink
Gold Foil
Double Oval Punch
Glossy Dots Assortment
Mini Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Basic White Envelope with decorated flap

Tell me in the comments which card is your favorite - Night of Navy layer or Melon Mambo layer.


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Friday, June 10, 2022

Putting Hues of Happiness Flowers to Good Use

Hello! When I fussy cut one of the sheets of the beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (DSP) a few weeks ago, I would never have believed I would still end up with a bunch of flowers (pun intended) I needed to use in a card design. Today's card share presents an idea of what to do with all the big edge flowers you haven't used yet. 

I started with a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White cardstock and laid the edge flowers around the edge of the cardstock until I had a color combination that was pleasing to my eye. Once I was happy, then I adhered and overlapped the flowers until all were glued down. With paper snips trim off any edge problems.

I went back to the Go To Greetings stamp set and pulled the large Happy Birthday out that I used on Monday's card. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy ink. However I needed to get out my Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker to fill in the few gaps that showed when I stamped on the flowers and the white. With the fine tip end it was an easy fix to close the gap.

Next came the layer of Melon Mambo cardstock. Tie the bow around both those layers and then used dimensionals to raise those layers off the Coastal Cabana cardbase. Finished up with a few Brushed Brass Butterflies. 

Do you like this idea? Would you or Have you tried something like it yet? It really is a great way to use up any edge floral you may have.


Products used in this Card Design:

Coastal Cabana cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Basic White cardstock
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper
Go To Greetings Stamp Set
Night of Navy Ink
Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
Retired - 3/8" Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon
Brushed Brass Butterflies
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Sheets
Paper Snips
Basic White Envelope with decorated flap

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Share the Moment Video from Shelli, Sara, and Sidney

Did you know today is Best Friends Day? Stamping together is one way to have fun with your good friends and be creative together. I can help with that when using a Kit from of Stampin'  Up!s Kit Collection.

This short, sweet video stars Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner, her daughter and current CEO Sara Douglass, and Sara's daughter Sidney. They are sharing some generational moments together around one of Stampin' Up!s kit too! I love this!

There are card kits, craft kits, and home decor to choose from. Purchase a kit or two for your Share the Moment party and you can get a kit at 50% off. The BOGO deal goes through the end of June. Click the link below, click on the Shop Now tab and search for Kits and there you will see all the wonderful options you have!


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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Stepped Up Go To Greetings Birthday Card

Welcome back to "Go To Greetings" Stamp Set Week. Today's card is almost like yesterday's but stepped up a bit more with fussy cut flowers and Happy Birthday greeting. I also left a little more Basic White showing when I adhered my Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper to the front. I like the striped effect it gives. What do you think?


In the card close up below, it shows how the two outer flowers are glued down, but the middle rose have the leaves attached to it and it is raised up with mini dimensionals. The Solid Faceted Dots were spread out around the floral focal image.

I am really liking the trend of fussy cutting around stamped greetings, Today's "Happy Birthday" is the middle size option in this stamp set. It works perfectly to add a little movement and interest to the card front.



Products Used in Creating this Card and Available to Order at the Link below.

Night of Navy cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Basic White cardstock
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper
Go To Greetings Stamp Set
Night of Navy Ink
Retired - Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack - Night of Navy
Solid Faceted Gems
Glue Dots
Mini Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Basic White Envelope with decorated flap

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