Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dapper Day Bowtie - Stampin' Up! Truly Tailored

Here's a quick and easy guy card!  Most guys don't need a lot of fussy stuff on a card but they do apreciate some details.

  This layout is nice and clean with a fun geometric feel using the True Gentleman DSP and circles for the focal point.

  I made the Lemon Lime Twist bowtie using Finely Woven Ribbon and glue dots and attached it to the circle with a dimensional.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Truly Tailored

Ink: Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake

Paper: Very Vanilla thick, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, True Gentleman DSP

Accessories: Circle framelits, Finely Woven ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots

Monday, February 19, 2018

Springtime Petals - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette

  Just so you don't think that all I have are cards with bird images on them I decided to share a floral card today.  But don't worry I have a whole bunch of bird cards to share soon!

 This card started off as something completely different.  I think I was trying to design a card for one challenge or another and it just took on a life of it's own.  It wasn't where I intended to end up but I like the results!

  After I stamped the flowers and leaves on the Crumb Cake panel I thought it would be neat to see how the Stampin' Blends worked on colored cardstock and with an ink that wasn't Memento.  I was pleastantly surprised by the soft look the colors took on.  

  Once the background was complete I stamped a few more blossoms onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Crumb Cake ink and then colored those in as well.  Using the coordinating Petals & More thinlets I cut them out and highlighted the stamped sentiment which was cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.

  A little bit of Gold Natural trim gives just a hint of sparkle to this spring time birthday card.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Petal Palette, Picture Perfect Birthday

Ink: Crumb Cake  Blends: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral

Paper: Very Vanilla thick, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Accessories: dimensionals, gold natural trim, Stitched Shapes framelits, Petals & More thinlets

Friday, February 16, 2018

Little Love Birds - Stampin' Up! Bird Banter - Fab Friday 131

We've made it through another week!  And to celebrate we have a Fab Friday challenge!  It's a sketch this time around and I'm excited to see what will be shared in our gallery.

  Lots of possibilies with this one!  I stayed true to the sketch except for changing the circle to a rectangle to accommodate the 2 sweet birds.

  I've been having fun coloring the birds in Bird Banter with my Stampin' Blends.  I kept the rest of the design basic so that the birds would stand out.  A bit of glimmer was brought in with the branch die cuts and some Wink of Stella on the heart.

  I can't wait to see your cards in the Fab Friday gallery.

Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Bird Banter, Thoughtful Banners

Ink: Memento black  Blends: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Calypso Coral

Paper: Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP (SAB), Myths & Magic Glimmer paper 

Accessories: Layered Leaves embossing folder, Petals & More thinlets, Layering Ovals framelits, Whisper White classic weave ribbon, dimensionals


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Not Just Birthday Candles - Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday

  Today's card is a just a little bit out of season but it's never too early to start stocking up on Christmas cards.  I always like to try to see if a stamp set can be used for an occasion it wasn't necessarily made for.

  I used the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from the Occasions catalog to make some Christmas candles.  I think it worked out pretty well!

  A lot of Big Shot work on this card but it came together quickly.  I added a bit of vellum behind the window to make it a bit frosty like it was winter.

  I hope you'll be inspired to look at your stamps and see all the possibilities!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum, Gold foil, Quilted Christmas DSP (retired)

Accessories: Pinewood Planks embossing folder, Hearth & Home Thinlets, Pretty Pines Thinlets, gold embossing powder, dimensionals, mini ornament punch (retired), gold cord (retired)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Let's Have a Party - Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday

  Today's card is one I designed for my regular January class a few weeks ago.  I really wanted to highlight the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack.  The patterns and party photos are so fun that I had to design a card that my stampers could choose their own paper and build their card around it using the coordinating stamp set Picture Perfect Birthday.

  The card base is Basic Black, then the DSP layer.  Next, a wide band of Berry Burst was stamped with the little sprinkle/confetti stamp in Berry Burst ink.  A silver baker's twine bow brings in a bit of shimmer.

  Next, the sentiment is stamped in Basic Black and cut out with the Stitched Shape framelits.  On a piece of scrap Whisper White we stamped the noise maker.  The Bermuda Bay base is stamped off once and then the stripes are added over the top in full strength Bermuda Bay.  The other end is Berry Burst and then it is fussy cut.  No framelits with this stamp set but the images are pretty basic and not hard to cut with a good pair of scissors.  The little fringe was stamped separately in Lemon Lime Twist and fussy cut and then popped up on the noise maker with a mini dimensional.  Once the noise maker was complete it is adhered to the sentiment circle and then the circle is popped up on top of the Berry Burst band.

  When you've got great DSP like the Picture Perfect Party DSP you don't need to have a ton of stamping since the paper is the real star!  You could get all your birthday cards for the year made with this paper!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Picture Perfect Party

Ink: Black, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Picture Perfect Party DSP

Accessories: Stitched Shapes framelits, silver baker's twine, dimensionals

Monday, February 12, 2018

Trellis Roses - Stampin' Up! Petal Palette

  I realized the other day that I had a stack of cards that hadn't been photographed and shared yet.  Today's card is one that I designed for my Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration kick off event way back at the start of January.  The more I stamp with the Petal Palette stamp set the more I like it.  It's versatile for lots of occasions, can be colored- or not,  works well with DSP, really what's not to like!?

  The card base is Powder Pink and then a layer of the cool Petal Passion DSP backed with a piece of Whisper White.  My stampers chose from several different of the patterns from this pack.  The mix of geometric and floral patterns is a fun mix.

  Next is a piece of Whisper White cut with the fun trellis/lace die from the coordinating Petals & More Thinlets.

  The cluter of roses is stamped in black and then colored using sponge daubers in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Emerald Envy inks and then cut out with the matching framelit.  It's then popped up on the edge of the trellis/DSP panel.  The sentiment stamped under the panel finishes off this card.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Petal Palette

Ink: Memento black, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Emerald Envy

Paper: Powder Pink, Whisper White, Petal Passion DSP

Accesories: Petals & More thinlets, dimensionals


Friday, February 9, 2018

You're Awesome - Stampin' Up! Epic Celebrations

  You can't go wrong with a black, white and red color combo for a card.

  Using the Sale-a-Bration reward Epic Celebrations stamp set I pulled in some bold stripes from the Petal Passion DSP.  See you don't have to use the Petal Passion DSP on only flower-y cards!

  The guitar is colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blends and then popped on a layer of the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper.  Under the sentiment I layered 3 different ribbons for some more shimmer and shine.  The Basic Gray is also one of the Sale-a-Bration rewards, then a strip of the mini black sequin trim and finally a piece of the silver baker's twine.

 I think I'll be using this card for one of my boys for Valentine's day.  They are getting to the age where hearts and pink just don't cut it anymore.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Epic Celebrations (SAB)

Ink: Memento black  Blends: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White thick, Real Red, Petal Passion DSP, Myths & Magic Glimmer paper

Accessories: Shimmer Ribbon pack (SAB), mini sequin trim, silver baker's twine, dimensionals,  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

'Free' Birthday - Stampin' Up! Birthday Wit

With all of the things you need to watch out for in food these days with allergies, diets and sensitivities I really laughed out loud when I saw the Birthday Wit stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  The stamp I used for today's card is what I think of as the 'free' birthday greeting!

  This is a basic card design pulling the colors from the fabulous True Gentleman DSP.  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and then again in Crumb Cake and Tranquil Tide.  Using my paper snips I  cut a few of the words out and popped them up with dimensionals over the words on the main panel.  The mini dimensionals are the perfect size!

  A bit of the Night of Navy corduroy ribbon as a flag under the sentiment panel finishes this super easy and fun card off.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Birthday Wit

Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide

Paper: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, True Gentleman DSP

Accessories: dimensionals, Corduroy ribbon