Hello friends! It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge. This month the challenge is doing something a little different. Instead of alternating between a sketch and color challenges we are CASEing the Catalog. What does that mean? We are creating a project based on a sample in the 2020 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog. This week's challenge is to case the card on page 18 of the catalog.
Isn't that a pretty card? I decided to us a bundle I hadn't inked up yet, Whale Done which is part of the Whale of a Time Suite. I thought the contents of the suite were so cute that I used the number 154126 (which I call the YES to it all number) and ordered the whole suite. I do not do that very often but every part of this suite I really liked.
Most of my project today uses the Whale of a Time 6" x 6" DSP.
The turtles were fussy cut out from the DSP. Fortunately they are easy to cut out. The cute whale was punched from the DSP using the Whale Builder punch. I stamped the sentiment from the Whale Done stamp set on a piece of the Whale of a Time DSP in Pretty Peacock ink and cut it out using a die from the Layering Circles.
Inside you can see a peek of another turtle cut from the DSP on a strip of DSP. This is pretty typical of how I finish up the inside of my cards.
Just a reminder that this month is Bonus Days. What does that mean? For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020. SUper cool right?!
Hello Friends! Welcome to the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop! This month we are sharing our favorite bundles from the 2020 Stampin' Up!® Annual catalog. Can I say it is impossible for me to truly say what my favorite bundle is? My favorite is usually the bundle I am currently playing with. Right now I am stamping with the Prized Peony bundle so it is my favorite.
I think I am pretty clever cause you see how I also used part of another bundle? Yup, I am tricky that way. I used the Best Plaid Builder dies part of the Best Year bundle for the background. The Best Plaid Builder dies are another favorite of mine and I use them a lot. They are fun to use and you can just mix and match colors to suit your whim. Here I used Vellum cardstock and Petal Pink cardstock to create the plaid. Love how the vellum and Petal Pink just makes the plaid look soft and kind of dreamy.
I stamped the peony in Gray Granite ink and used a Blender Pen to color in the leaves and stem. I didn't use any ink other than what was stamped. The flowers were colored using the Light Calypso Coral and the Petal Pink Combo Stampin' Blends.
I added some Gray Granite 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon. This ribbon is so pretty and has a subtle silver shimmer to it. I also added some Elegant Faceted Gems. These gems come in Clear, Petal Pink, and pearlescent white, 15 of each in 2 different sizes. I used the smaller size on today's card. The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White on a Stitched Rectangle in Basic Gray ink. I used a post-it note to cover up the bottom part of the sentiment and then inked the stamp, remove the post-it (very important step-ask me how i know) and then stamp it on the Whisper White cardstock.
Just a look inside the card showing another peony image from the set. I used the same coloring tools as I used on the other peony.
Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Deb Naylor has created for you! I know you will love it!
I have listed below all the products I used to create my card. Enjoy the hop!
Have you see the Make Beautiful Things brochure? It is a small brochure that offers a sampling of stamps, kits, and accessories. Some of the products are also shown in the Annual Catalog but there are a few items that are only featured in the this brochure. One of those products is a fun stamp set called Cute Fruit.
This set just makes me smile so I knew I had to have it. I just think the little faces are so cute and knew they would be so cute in the middle of daisies.
I used the Medium Daisy punch and punched out 6 daisies, 2 for each flower. I stamped the faces on Crushed Curry CS and punched them out with a 1/2" circle punch (sadly this is a retired punch). I stamped and punched the jar from the Jar of Flowers bundle and added some foliage cut from Coastal Cabana CS using the Forever Flourishing dies and lightly sponged the edges with Night of Navy ink.
I used the Playing with Patterns 6" x 6" DSP. This pack of paper is so cute! It is filled with stripes, polka dots, watercolor looks all in the happy color combination of Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Purple Posy, and White. Based on the picture in the catalog I was a little leery but I loved the colors so I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did!
I used the Playful Alphabet Dies and the Foam Adhesive Sheets to cut out the Coastal Cabana letters. To do this I cut small piece of the Foam Adhesive and a corresponding piece of Coastal Cabana CS. I took off one of the protective coverings from the Foam Adhesive Sheet and adhered the Coastal Cabana CS. I used the dies and ran it through the die cut machine. The Foam Adhesive cuts beautifully. All you have to do is remove the protective covering and stick it on the card. Honestly, what I did at first was cut out the letters and was about to start cutting out little pieces of Stampin' DImensionals to attach it to the card when I remembered the Foam Adhesive Sheets! I knew it would be so much easier to start all over again using the Foam Adhesive Sheets. I highly recommend getting a pack or 2 of the Foam Adhesive sheets!
It is Friday and time for another fun Festive Friday Challenge! This time the Inspo List is inspired by National Simplicity Day! What does this mean to you? Check out the Inspo List and choose 3 things to use on your project and post it in the Festive Friday blog gallery! Here's the Inspo List.
Lots of fun things on this list! I chose Stitching, Birthday theme and Floral theme. Surprised? Me too! I was all set to do the B & W with a pop of color cause that is usually my jam but wait I guess I kind of did do that. I will let you be the judge.
It is hard to see but the Basic Black layer does have a stitched edge and so does the sentiment. You can see the floral and birthday theme but where is the white?
There it is! Okay, this might be pushing what is really meant by b&w and a pop of color. Magenta Madness definitely is a happy pop of color and it is still my favorite new In Color but to be fair I haven't used the other colors as much.
Guess what?! I have a tutorial for you with all the measurements and supplies. CLICK HERE!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you play along with the Festive Friday Challenge #FF62. I love seeing what your creations in the gallery!
I have a confession to make. It is pretty hard to believe but when I made today's card it was the first time I opened the package of Forever Greenery DSP. I know pretty shocking! It is a gorgeous pack of paper and perfect for this week's sketch Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.
I used 2 different designs from the Forever Greenery pack. The DSP definitely does all the work for me on this card. The only stamping on the front of the card is the Grateful. This sentiment is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set. The full sentiment says So Grateful but I omitted the So. I inked up the sentiment in Versamark, covered it with White Embossing powder, and heat embossed it using the Heat Tool. There is still something magical about heat embossing. I love how crisp the white embossing powder looks on Pretty Peacock cardstock. I also added a couple of gold Metallic Pearls to the label.
Inside I stamped a couple of images from the Forever Fern set and also added a strip of the Forever Greenery DSP. I cut out the Forever Fern images using the Forever Flourishing dies. Do you decorate the inside of your cards? I always try to, I want the inside to look as good as the outside of the card.
Now that I have opened the Forever Greenery DSP and stamped a few images from the Forever Fern, I will definitely be playing with this fun and beautiful Forever Greenery Suite of products.
I have been asked what stamp set/bundle is my favorite and I can say for today it is definitely Prized Peony! Hahaha, you didn't think I was actually going to commit.
This detailed peony image is so fun to color and it is a great size. I used the Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin' Blends to color the image. The image has a lot of shading on it which makes it easy to color. I also used 3 Elegant Faceted Gems in Petal Pink to add just a little bit more to the card. These pretty and new gems come in 3 colors, Clear, Petal Pink, and Pearlescent White. They are not bright and sparkly more subdued and elegant.
Do you see the small peony peeking out from the inside of the card? I stamped, colored and die cut it, to pretty up the inside of the card too!
Click here and here for a few more samples using the Prized Peony bundle. Thank you for stopping by and if you would like to purchase any supplies go to my online store or contact me and I would be happy to help you.
It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge! This week we have a bright and happy color combination that spoke to me of summer.
I used the Confetti Flower Border punch for the smaller flowers and fussy cut the larger flowers. I popped up all the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals. In the Field of Flowers stamp set there is a dragonfly. I chose to use the dragonfly from the Friend Like You stamp set so instead of more fussy cutting I could use the dragonfly die in the Friendly Silhouettes to cut it out.
The card base is Thick Whisper White cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4". The Melon Mambo cardstock measures 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" and the stamped Whisper White panel is 3-1/2" x 4-3/4". I wrapped Linen Thread around the bottom edge of the stamped panel and tied a bow.
You can see a border of grass and flowers along the bottom edge of the inside of the card. I like to decorate the inside of the card as well as the outside.
Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! This month our theme is The Man, The Myth, The Legend! When I saw this theme I knew exactly what products I wanted to use for the hop.
I was looking forward to using both the Beautiful World bundle and the Best Plaid Builder dies for my card. I also used the World of Good Specialty DSP which helped me chose the colors to use. On this card I used Cinnamon Cider as my card base and the plaid in Early Espresso and World of Good DSP. I knew I wanted to use the new Brass Foil for the globe stand but I was a little stumped on what to use for the globe.
I was looking through my cardstock, DSP and found the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and knew I found the perfect paper. I used the section that is transitioning from Granny Apple Green to Bermuda Bay. It is very glittery and it adds just the right amount of sparkle to the card. After all the world is a sparkly place.
I used one of the Stitched Rectangles for the label and created a couple of faux brads by punching out a couple of circles out of the Brass Foil.
Since I had everything out I decided to create one more card using the same products.
This is basically the same card front except I used Early Espresso for the card base, Cinnamon Cider and World of Good Specialty DSP for the plaid.
When the card opens, there is a simple easel. Used a Stitched Rectangle die for the stopper and again a couple of faux brads.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects. Here is a list of all the stops on the Hop! Enjoy!
Stamper's Dozen June 2020 Blog Hop
- Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
- Judy Garza – Creativity Released
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
- Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
- Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
- Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
- Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
- BJ Peters – StampinBJ
You know I love wreaths on my cards. I think they are so fun to dress up and they are great for different occasions & holidays. When I saw the new Arrange a Wreath bundle my first thought was, I want that but it can wait. Well, I looked at it again and realized it couldn't wait and just like that it was in my first order. I am so happy since it was the perfect bundle for me to use for the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0061.
I no longer have any citrus fruit stamps so i focused on using orange, yellow, and green from the Inspo list on my card for the challenge.
I made the wreath using both of the wreath dies, one in Shaded Spruce and the other in the new In Color, Just Jade. The flowers are in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. In the die set there are 2 dies for the larger flower and 3 for the smaller flower, yay! Having the extra dies makes it so much faster to make the flowers. The centers of the flowers are from the Elegant Faceted Gems.
I added the heart also from the Arrange A Wreath bundle to the center of the wreath, adding another item from the Inspo List, sweet sentiment. I cut out 2 hearts one in Pumpkin Pie and one in Daffodil Delight. On the Pumpkin Pie heart I added a piece of Foam Adhesive on the back behind the letters, you could also use dimensionals. I then layered the letters from the Daffodil Delight heart on to the exposed adhesive.
The background is one of the Many Medallions die. Before I die cut I put a piece of Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Whisper White cardstock. This is a double-sided adhesive and is very handy to use to adhere intricate die cuts.
** Click HERE for a tutorial.
Want to play along with the challenge? All you have to do is pick 3 items from the Inspo List to use on your project. Post your project on the Festive Friday blog by Monday June 22 8 pm CST. I look forward to seeing what your creation in the gallery!