I also tried it using So Saffron for the butterflies.
I still cannot decide which one I like best. What do you think? I hope you decide to join in the challenge! The Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge runs for 2 weeks so you have until February 9th to play along.
I am moved back in to my little stamp room. It was time to clean the carpet and you know it needed cleaning. I should just rip out the carpet and replace it with something that is more suitable for crafting but until then regular cleaning is the best I can do. I also now know what is slower than watching paint dry...waiting and watching carpet dry!
Here's another card using the Birthday Blooms stamp set. It is hard to believe that I was not going to order this set. I had the usual debate in my head, about how many flower stamps do I really need? Well, I now know that I made the right choice. I love this set and have enjoyed coloring the flowers so much , so the answer is yes, you need another flower set! An added bonus is the sentiments. Love the mix of the two fonts.
I meant to share this while the In Color Envelope Paper was on the Weekly Deal but I guess it is even better to share it now that you have it in your craft supplies.
The Envelope Paper is lightweight and adds a lot without much bulk. The stamp set is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog called, What I Love. It is a pretty 2-3 step stamp set. I like that you don't need to be perfect to make it look good.
I need to finish my prep for events this weekend. The list is long and I really need to learn not to procrastinate. Before I sign off here are the Weekly Deals for January 19-January 25. These are available while supplies last so hurry and get yours!
When I saw the What Will You Stamp Challenge was to use the Endless Thanks stamp set I knew I had to play along. I purchased this set a few months ago and well you know the sad tale I am going tell...I never inked it up!
This is a cute set with a great font and lots of great words.
I am happy to tell you that this set has been inked! Yay! I cut the outer envelope using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die. Before I closed up the bag I cut out a circle in the from of the bag using the Circle Collection framelits. I thought a little peek a boo window would be fun and add a little interest.
In the Weekly Deal the In Color Envelope paper I used in on special and is just $4.50! This is a great light weight paper perfect for envelopes and also for card making. Since it is thinner than card stock it is fantastic for layering without adding too much bulk. The Weekly Deal is over on Monday or while supplies last so hurry and place your order or you might miss out.
Here's a quick tutorial I made to help you make your own Sky's the Limit Round the World card.
Stamps: Sky’s the Limit and Going Global
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo (4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2”), Soft Sky (4” x 5-1/4”) and Whisper White (4” x 5-1/4” and 2” x 3”)
Big Shot: World Traveler folder and Circles Collection Framelits
Adhesive: SnaiAdhesive, Stampin’Dimensional
Misc: 2 pennies
Using circle die #7(SU! Circles Collection with 1 being the smallest) cut a circle as pictured above out of the Soft Sky card stock. Set aside the Soft Sky circle you just cut(you will use this piece in step 2). Stamp “the Sky is the Limit” in Island Indigo ink. Using the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing folder emboss the Soft Sky card stock.
Stamp the world image in Island Indigo ink on the cut out Soft Sky circle. Using circle die #5 (SU! Circles Collection with 1 being the smallest) cut out the world image.
Attach the larger Soft Sky piece to the Island Indigo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Do not place any dimensionals within a 1/4” of the circles edge. Place dimensionals in the center of the stamped world image and attach it as shown above. Again it is important that you leave a dimensional free 1/4” border.
Stamp the plane on the 2” x 3” piece of Whisper White cs and cut out.
Place a dimensional between the 2 pennies. Attach the plane to the top of one of the pennies with a dimensional.
Slide the bottom penny between the track that is formed between the world and the larger Soft Sky piece.
If your plane doesn't fly check to see if your dimesionals are too close to the track. Also, the more you make the plane fly the better and smoother it moves.
Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog hop! This month our theme is Sale-A-Bration. If you are new to Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration is probably the biggest event of the year. In a nutshell, for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Sale-A-Bration runs from January 5-March 31. This year there are a few choices that are available for a limited time (until February 15). The Sky is the Limit stamp set is one of these sets and it is a great set to make manly cards. Here in the Seattle area it is especially good set to have in your stamp collection since so many people have a connection to Boeing.
Wait a minute! Did you notice that the plane is in a different spot from the first photo? Are you wondering what is going on? Well, check this out.
Hope that the video didn't make you dizzy! Yes, it is a rolling penny card but done in the round so the plane can "fly" around the world. Isn't it fun? The Going Places suite in the Occasions catalog has lots of fun travel inspired product that work well with the Sky is the Limit set. I think the sentiment "I'm Lost Without You" from the Going Global stamp set would also be fun paired with this card.
Isn't this little bird so adorable? She is part of the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set which is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices.
I needed a thinking of you card for a friend and thought this little birdie would make her smile. I stamped the bird on So Saffron card stock and did a little fussy cutting. I know, there should be a punch or die but it really wasn't difficult except for her feet. I used the Crazy About You set for the sentiment and even though I have had this set for a little bit I don't think I fully realized or appreciated what a fantastic set it is. There are 30 words/phrases in the set which gives you a lot of possibilities.
I also want to remind you to stop by tonight say 7ish to check out the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. This month we are all about sharing ideas using Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. I have to tell you that the card I am sharing is one of my favorites. You can also subscribe to my blog's feed (see the right side under Social Media, there is an orange icon with a dot and to lines, click on that to subscribe). When you subscribe you will get an email every time I post to my blog. I gotta get this card in the mail. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tonight for the blog hop!
So many stamps and accessories, so little time. Just a quick post to share a card and the Weekly Deal. I am on a mission to get my blog posts written and scheduled for the next couple of weeks. Ambitious since I am usually writing them that day or the night before. My hope is that it will free up some time for me so I will have more time to play with my stamps. Wish me luck!
So many possibilities with the Botanical Builder Framelit dies. There are 14 dies in this set which means there are so countless different combinations of flowers and leaves you can make. These dies are available in a bundle with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Botanical Gardens Designer Series paper. It is quite the deal.
You can click on any of the links in the weekly deal and it will take you directly to my online store. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to come back on the evening(7pm PST) of the 14th for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. I am super excited about my card for the hop!
The new Bloomin' Heart Thinlit dies are just gorgeous. They are very intricate so having the Big Shot Die Brush is definitely helpful to get all the little pieces out.
Isn't that heart just gorgeous? I love all the detail and how delicate it looks. I used it to attach the two panels of the card. I love this card style and you can see other samples of it here, here, here, and here. Here are the measurements for this card.
Pink Pirouette card base- 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4", 2" x 5-1/2"
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper - 1" x 5-1/4", 1-3/4" x 5-1/4"