Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday Montage #95- Happy Birthday Gorgeous!








Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

My projects tonight feature the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP.

As you can see from the picture below this is a super fun project!  I however am not the original creator of this design.  My friend Becky Roberts is the original designer.


I chose the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP for the boxes as it's thicker than regular DSP.  It's almost card stock thickness.   It's also embossed and foiled with some pretty fabulous designs.

My project isn't just a card.  Its a card and a gift box all in one!  The box measures 2" square so isn't huge.  It may not hold a ton but it is large enough to hold some jewelry, cash, or other small trinkets.  


The picture above shows what the card looks like with the box removed.  I personally would only remove the box to open the gift.  The rest of the time- I would store the box on the card.  

Since there are 4 colors to the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP- I made a card/box in all 4 of the colors.  I'm only sharing 2 out of the 4 colors as they all pretty much look the same.  The one below is Berry Burst.  It just might be my favorite out of the whole lot!  


What a fun way to give a gift!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

For this hop, we are featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  Let me start by saying this stamp set is absolutely AWESOME!   It's quickly becoming one of my favorite go to sets!  I love everything about it.


The stamp set itself is comprised of 32 photopolymer stamps.  There are several choices for sentiments, flowers, balloons, even a label that coordinates with the Classic Label Punch!

To create the card shown above- I began by adding some watercolor wash for the background.  I used two different colors for this process (Berry Burst and Powder Pink).  I then added some splatter with a Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker and clear Wink of Stella.




Next, I inked up the larger flower outline image with Berry Burst and stamped it a few places on the watercolor card stock.  I then cut out 4 sets of leaves from the Lovely Laurel Thinlits Dies in Gold Glimmer Paper.


The addition of floral images that were fussy cut added extra dimension to the card.  
After a little debate on what else the card needed to be considered "finished"- I added some gorgeous new Glitter Enamel Dots in coordinating shades. They are the perfect finishing touch!

I hope you have enjoyed my project!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!




Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fabulous Flamingo

Good evening stampers!  Have you seen the new Fabulous Flamingo photopolymer stamp set from the new Annual Catalog?  It is SO much fun!  There are a few flamingo images (for 2-step stamping),  palm leaves, grass, water, legs and sentiments.  Everything you need to create a flamingo beach scene!



My card tonight was created using a Whisper White card stock layer that measures 2-3/4" x 8".  The card stock layer was scored in half at 4".  I then stamped my flamingo scene onto the front of the Whisper White card stock layer.  After my scene was complete- I carefully adhered the card stock layer inside the vellum.  The congratulations sentiment was stamped directly onto the vellum using Tranquil Tide.  To finish the card off I added some Calypso Coral Enamal Shapes and a gorgeous bow created with the new 1/4" Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!



Friday, June 9, 2017

Oh So Eclectic

Hello there!  Are you enjoying the new Stampin' UP! products as much as I am?  It's true!  I did go a little crazy with my order but it's all good!  That just means lots of gorgeous projects for you to see!  

When I went to OnStage back in April, I won a prize patrol for the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  I was SUPER excited as it was already on my wishlist from the new catalog!  Now that the new Annual Catalog is live, I was able to order the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies and let me tell you.  They are AWESOME!  


See the funky pattern towards the right side of the card?  I used the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to make my own custom stencil.  Next, I used the brand new Embossing Paste to add some texture.  I then spritzed the Embossing Paste with a 70% alcohol and Emerald Envy mixture to add color.  Isn't it lovely?


One of my favorite parts about the Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies is the fact that not all of the dies are designed to cut.  Some of them are specifically for embossing!  Isn't that amazing?  The embossing really adds a special touch!

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Graceful Garden

Good evening stampers!  Today I received another fabulous Stampin' UP! shipment.  It was like Christmas all over again only 6 months later!  This order was a GREAT order.  It contained multiple stamp sets, several packages of new designer series paper and lots of gorgeous ribbons/embellishments.  

It's always a tough decision when it comes to "what shall I play with first?".  For some reason- the Petal Garden Suite was calling my name!  In this gorgeous suite, there is a stamp set called Graceful Garden, a 6" x 6" DSP stack (Petal Garden), 4 different colors of 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (Calypso Coral, Fresh Fig, Old Olive and Whisper White), a Garden Trellis Textured Embossing Folder, a coordinating Petal Garden Card Stock pack and last but certainly not least- the new Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack.  That's a TON!  

As I began to play around with this set- I wasn't sure what I would come up with.  I wanted to do something quick and simple.  This is what I ended up with.  


It's a little difficult to tell from the picture but my color scheme was Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Calypso Coral.  These colors are absolutely beautiful together.  


There is a larger rose in the Graceful Garden stamp set however tonight I simply fussy cut the rose from a piece of the 6" x 6" Petal Garden DSP stack and adhered it onto the card using Stampin' Dimensional's.  

I hope you have enjoyed my project!
Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monday Montage #94- Pocketful of Sunshine








Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

My projects tonight feature a really fun new stamp set called Pocket Full of Sunshine.  This 20 piece photopolymer stamp set features images such as a pocket, money, sun/sunrays, sunglasses and several sentiments/embellishments.  As you can see from the picture- there are also coordinating framelits!



I think my favorite part of this card is the sunglasses.  Every pair of sunglasses needs to have lenses!  Yes, the stamped image has lenses but why not make them look a little more realistic?  To do this- just use my favorite technique and fill the lenses in using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.   Just be sure to set them aside for an hour or so so that the glue dries well!  Super cute!


Here is a close up of some of the details.  As you can see- the glasses have dried nicely!  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to make the pocket look like a "designer" pocket.  Isn't the little YAY tag cute?


I also created an adorable little pocket pouch.  This little pocket is the perfect size for cash, gift cards, candy or other tiny treats.


Wanna make a pocket pouch?  It's super simple!  Here are the basic instructions:


See the score lines around the pocket?  Simply fold on the score lines and adhere to the card stock/DSP strip using your choice of adhesive.  I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue but Fast Fuse would also work.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Floral Statements

Hello there!  Have you been having fun looking through the new Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog?  I know I sure have!  I actually just received my first box of new catalog product (well...I already had some new product- but my package today was filled with things that weren't on the demonstrator preorder).  


When my box arrived, I wasn't actually able to open it right away.  You see today is my friend Julie's birthday and since she is having a weekend retreat 30 miles from my house I decided to surprise her instead.  I stayed to visit for a few hours and then came home to play!

The first set I picked up was the Floral Statements set.  This set is absolutely GORGEOUS!  I'm totally in love with it!  It truly makes the prettiest cards!  Did you notice that I used the new Polka Dot Basics Embossing folder to create an embossed background for my top layer?  The polka dots on this folder are the perfect size!  Not too big and not too small!


Here's a close up of some of the embellishments.  I gotta say- that new 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon is pretty fabulous.  It ties nicely and has such a silky smooth texture.  And what about those new Metallic Sequins?  They are GREAT!  I love how there are black sequins and iridescent sequins!  They pop!


Thanks for stopping by!

Remember- for the month of June ONLY- you'll receive the Birthday Memories Mini Scrapbook Tutorial FREE with your $40 purchase!  


The link to shop is on the right side bar.  Once I receive confirmation of purchase- I will send the tutorial to you via email.  This tutorial is a 32 page full color tutorial with easy to follow directions.  

Please use hostess code: HVKQWYXB when checking out.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Happy Birthday

Hey there!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

For our hop today I'm featuring the Happy Birthday Thinlits die from the brand new 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  
I love how versatile this die can be.  It pairs so well with many different stamp sets, can be used on it's own or cut apart and used separately.


To create the banners, I used the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This DSP has 3 single sided foil patterns in 4 different colors.  The colors in the paper are Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.  Each banner measures 1/2" x 1-1/2" and was adhered to the front of the card using a tiny strip of Fast Fuse along the top portion of the banner.    


Using the Labeler Alphabet and Lemon Lime Twist ink- each letter was carefully stamped onto a 1/2"  Whisper  White circle then adhered to the banner using a Stampin' Dimensional.


Quite possibly my favorite element on this entire card is the Birthday die cut.  It's so shiny!  To create this effect- I first cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  I then used Paper Snips to cut the Happy portion away.  Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen- I then proceeded to fill in the entire Birthday image.  It was set aside to dry and then was adhered to the front of the card.  
I love how such a simple process can add a special effect to a card.

I hope you have enjoyed my project!  If you're ready to continue along on the hop, click the Artisan button below to head on over to the amazingly talented Holly Stene!







Today is the day!!!  The Birthday Memories Mini Scrapbook Tutorial is now available!


This tutorial is FREE with any $40 purchase from my Stampin' UP! store! The tutorial itself features 32 pages of full color pictures as well as written instructions to create a book of your own!   To access my store- simply click the SHOP WITH ME button on the left side bar to be taken directly to my store!   Once I receive confirmation for your order- I will email the tutorial to you.
Please email me with any questions!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Birthday Delivery Sneak Peek #4

Hello there stampers!  Thanks for stopping by!  Tonight I'm sharing my 4th and final Birthday Delivery sneak peek.  No- this doesn't mean I'm done creating with this set.  It just means that I'll be sharing other goodies for a bit instead!  No worries though!  I'll still be using it from time to time!

For my final Birthday Delivery sneak peek projects, I created an adorable birthday card and a super fun gift bag.  This little ensemble is perfect for the birthday boy or birthday girl!


The gift bag was created using two 12" x 12" pieces of coordinating DSP.  Would you like a video tutorial on how to create this bag?  Or do you all already know how to create one of your own?  Leave me a comment to let me know!  


The gift bag itself is pretty decent size.  As it has a card stock reinforced bottom,  it's also pretty sturdy!  Actually- it's a lot sturdier than one would think!  The handles for the gift bag were created using the brand new 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon in Old Olive.  This new ribbon is some of my favorite.  It ties so well and looks great!

For the Hip Hip Hooray card- I used a piece of Pacific Point card stock and created a base.  Then I added a 3-3/4" x 5" layer of DSP from the Birthday Memories paper.  I then added a Whisper White layer ( 3-1/4" x 4-1/2") that was embossed with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I love the added dimension that the hexagon folder gives the card.  It really POPS!  


Once again I've used the gorgeous new 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon in Old Olive to finish off the card. The adorable wolf and banner were die cut from a piece of Birthday Memories DSP using the Big Shot and the coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  Hip Hip Hooray! was inked in Pacific Point and stamped directly onto the banner.  

COMING SOON!!!

Here are the final sneak peeks to the inside of the Birthday Memories Mini Scrapbook!


These 2 pages above are perfect for larger photos or journaling!  The last set of pages shown below are perfect to hold keepsakes, journaling, smaller photos, etc.   


I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peek of my Birthday Memories Mini Scrapbook!  It was a lot of fun to create!  
Did you miss the other sneak peek's?  No worries!  You can view them all by visiting HERE, HERE and HERE!  Just click the link to check them all out!

STAY TUNED!!!  Tutorial coming soon!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Birthday Delivery Sneak Peek #3

Hey there!  I'm so happy you stopped by!  Tonight I'm sharing 2 more cards created with the Birthday Memories product suite.  My first card is almost exactly the same as the cover to my adorable Birthday Memories Mini Scrapbook.  I absolutely adore the particular piece of DSP used to create this card.  It's so cute that I didn't want to cut it!


What do you think?  Isn't it just adorable?  I love the Honeycomb Balloon embellishments!  They finish the card off nicely.

As for my second card to share tonight- it features the adorable little baker!  


He is positioned to appear as though he is piping the Happy Birthday sentiment in icing.  So fun!

Have you been following the sneak peeks to my Birthday Memories Mini Scrapbook?  If not- no worries!  You can see the first two HERE and HERE.  My sneak peek tonight features 2 more sets of inside pages.  

The first set is an adorable poodle layout.  


The second set of pages tonight are similar to the poodle pages from above but slightly different in that they were created using coordinating handmade envelopes.


Wanna see the rest of the book?  Come back on Monday and I'll have another sneak peek just for you!

The complete tutorial is coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Birthday Delivery Sneak Peek #2

Hey there stampers!  Welcome back!  Tonight I have another fabulous project to share with you as well as another SNEAK PEEK of the Mini Scrapbook that I created.  Both projects feature the Birthday Memories product suite and are absolutely adorable!  

As I said in my post from a few days ago- this product suite needs to be at the top of your wish list!  It's just too much fun!


One feature of the Birthday Memories product suite that I absolutely love is the fact that the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies coordinate not only with the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set but also with the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  


For the poodle image above, I used the Birthday Friends Framelits and the Big Shot to cut out the adorable poodle.  The brand new Glitter Enamel Dots add the perfect finishing touch!

What do you think so far?  Are you loving what you see from the Birthday Memories product suite?

On Tuesday- I shared a SNEAK PEEK of a Mini Scrapbook that I created using the Birthday Memories product suite.  Today I'm sharing one set of inside pages!  Did you miss my last Birthday Memories sneak peek post?  Don't worry!  CLICK HERE to check it out!


Stay tuned.....more pages to come soon!




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Birthday Delivery Sneak Peek

Hello there!  Have you made your wishlist from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog?  Is the Birthday Memories product suite on your list?  If not- it should be!  Why you ask?  Well simply put-  it's absolutely AMAZING!  I can't even begin to tell you how much fun you will have creating with this suite of products!  


My card above was created using the Birthday Delivery stamp set.  This stamp set consists of a combination of 23 sentiments and images which will create a vast array of gorgeous projects.  There is also a coordinating set of framelits!  The Birthday Friends Framelits allow you to cut a variety of images with ease using the Big Shot.  


To color the images on my card, I used an Aqua Painter and some reinkers- Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake.  I love how the little flower bouquet came out.  It's so cute!

  
See all the sparkles?  My image was created using Shimmery White card stock.  It's difficult to photograph just how sparkly the images really are but they sure do glisten when you see it in person!

COMING SOON:  


Stay tuned for more details on this absolutely ADORABLE mini scrapbook!  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday Montage #93








Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

My project tonight features a new stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog called This Little Piggy.  I was SO excited to see this stamp set in the catalog!  My mom LOVES pigs and this stamp set is perfect to create cards for her!


To create this card, I used Shimmer White card stock, an Aqua Painter and several reinkers (Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst, Powder Pink).  I first stamped the You Make Me Happy Piggy in Basic Black Archival Ink onto the Shimmer White card stock.  Next, using the Aqua Painter, I added a very thin layer of Crumb Cake ink along the bottom of the piggy image and then Soft Sky for the background of the piggy.
I then colored the pig and remaining images.

Not too fancy but oh so cute!  The best part is that this card really takes less than 10 minutes to create making it perfect for a class!  Go ahead!  Give it a try!

Product not yet available:
Stamps:  This Little Piggy


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