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#FF0039-Festive Friday Challenge #0039

Are you ready for the Festive Friday Challenge?  I cannot really explain it but this was a tough one for me.

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I know it should have been an easy one since Stampin' Up!® just released a beautiful new stamp set called Sailing Home that features a lighthouse.  For whatever reason I was stuck on using the alternate theme of Light Rays/Starburst.  I tried lots of different ideas and all of them ended up in the recycle bin.  The deadline was drawing near and I then I did something I rarely ever do...

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Yes, I pulled out a set that is retired and used it for today's card.   This is a kind of strange situation.  The stamp set, Pocketful of Sunshine retired but the coordinating die, Pocket is still available in the 2019-20 Stampin' Up!® catalog.  There is a new stamp set that does coordinate with the Pocket dies called Pocketful of Happiness.  Everything that I inked is from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and cut out using the Pocket die with the exception of the sentiment and the sun.  I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the sentiment and the Stitched Shapes die to cut out the sun.

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Here's how I made this card.

    1. Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Balmy Blue card base and score at 4-1/4".

    2. Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" Real Red layer and adhere it to the front of the Balmy Blue card base.

    3. Cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Whisper White layer and adhere it to the Real Red layer.

    4. Cut a pocket from the Balmy Blue striped design from the Come Sail Away DSP.

    5.  Stamp in Balmy Blue ink the stitched pocket outline from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set on to the pocket.

    6.  Use the 2nd to the largest Stitched Circle and cut a Crushed Curry half circle.  Adhere the half circle to the front of the Whisper White cs. 

    7.  Attach the pocket over the stitched circle.

    8.  Stamp the "rays" 3 times  using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Crushed Curry card stock.  Cut out using the Pockets dies.

    9.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue and apply a thin line of glue where you want to place a ray.  Use the Take Your Pick tool to help pick up and place the rays.  Repeat until all the rays are adhered.

    10.  Stamp the sunglasses in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Die cut using the Pockets die.  Attach to the pocket using Stampin' Dimensionals.

    11.  Cut a Real Red Stitched Rectangle and stamp the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Attach to the pocket using Stampin' Dimensionals.

    12.  Embellish using rhinestones.

I hope you will join in the challenge.  I would love to see your project in the Festive Friday gallery, #FF0039!

 

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Pocketful Of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set
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Band Together in Mango Melody

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This is the last Case the Catalog Challenge.  This week the sample we are casing is on page 18 of the 2019-20 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog.

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I decided to case the layout of the card.  

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On today's card I used Stampin' Bends to color the flowers.  This is the 3rd coloring technique I have used to color the Band Together  flower, you can see the other 2 cards here and here.  I used Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green Blends.  

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The DSP (Designer Series Paper) I used is from the Brights 6" x 6" DSP.  I am so  happy we still have gingham paper to play with.  It looks so fresh and seems to go with everything.  I also  added a few sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

 

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Thanks for stopping by and if you now need the Band Together bundle please click on the link above and it will take you to my online store.

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Band Together Bundle

Today's card is a little different than my usual style.  It is always good to try something different.

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What do you think?  Pretty shocking that there isn't a single flower on this card.  

I die cut 4-1/2  labels and did a little surgery on them and cut off the bands.  AstheInkDries-BandTogether-whiteside

On one of the labels I stamped the sentiment and fit it back in to the card.  I attached some gold Metallic Pearls on to the card.  So, what do you think?  

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This has got to be the smallest supply list for one of my cards.  

Hope you are enjoying the spotlight on the Band Together bundle.  

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You Are Amazing Band Together Bundle

This week the Product Spotlight is on the Band Together bundle.  

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This bundle is the complete package.  The stamp set has a gorgeous large flower image that lends itself to lots of different coloring techniques.  The set also has great sentiments in a beautiful font, that work for both the front and inside of the card.  The dies cut out one of the flowers, 3 different leaves and of course the lovely bands and labels.  

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The flower was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on the new Fluid 100 Watercolor paper. I am not an expert on watercolor paper but after using it on this card, I am a fan.  I used an Aqua Painter, Melon Mambo ink and Pear Pizzazz ink to color the flower and leaves.  I love how bright the flower looks.

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The card base is Smoky Slate and embossed using the Scripty 3-D folder.  Don't you just love the large label?  It is so pretty.   Wouldn't you love to receive a card with that sentiment?  I think it would make my day.  

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If you are interested in ordering any of the products used in today's card, just click on the product and you will be taken to my online store.  Remember there is only about a week left of Bonus Days.  What is Bonus Days?  For every $50 you spend in July you will receive a coupon for $5 you can spend in August.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Color Your World

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Thanks for stopping by for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are hopping a week later than usual.  Our theme this month is Color Your World.

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I decided to use the beautiful Band Together bundle for my project.   I realize my card is not the most colorful one I could have made but it is one that uses a coloring technique that I am having a lot of fun with.  I am terrible with the names of techniques (and folds) so let me just tell you how to do it instead.  

Stamp your image using VersaMark ink on colored cardstock.  I used Crumb Cake card stock.  Color in the petals with a Chalk Marker.  In the past I have used watercolor pencils to color the image but I thought I would try coloring with Stampin' Blends and it works too!  I used Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, and Flirty Flamingo Blends to do the coloring.

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I also used the new Scripty 3-D folder to emboss the front of the card.  This is another must have embossing folder.   It adds just a little bit of interest and texture just like the Subtle folder.  All the rest of the die cuts and label are part of the Band Together bundle.  

Here's the list of the other stops on the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.  Enjoy!

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  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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Tasteful Textures and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC570

The Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this month is to CASE the catalog.  This week the inspiration sample is on page 110 of the Stampin' Up!® catalog.

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What does CASE mean?  CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything.  For the challenge you can be inspired  by the layout, colors, stamp set almost any aspect of the the chosen sample.  

I chose to CASE the layout.  

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I am still focusing on the Tasteful Textures bundle so I used the one of the Tasteful Background dies as a focal point.  I love seeing the gingham peek through the "petals".  I need to explore this idea a little more.  Look for another peekaboo look in the near future.

This combination of Pool Party and Poppy Parade has been on my mind.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture the true beauty of the Pool Party color in my pictures.  

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I used the "thanks" from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and the other sentiment is from the For the Love of Felt stamp set.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for the challenge.

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Tasteful Textures and the Floral Essence Bundle

Thank you and welcome to  day 3 of the Tasteful Textures bundle Product Spotlight.  

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Today we are going to use the frame we cut out and set aside in yesterday's post.

    1. Use the largest and the second to the largest Stitched Rectangle die and cut out a frame from  Whisper White card stock.

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    2.  Cut a Basic Black card base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".  Attach the frame from step 1 to the front of the card base.  Nestle and attach the frame to    the inside of the Whisper White frame.  

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    3. Use the 2-1/8" x 3-1/2" Stitched Rectangle die and cut a Whisper White rectangle.  Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Nestle and    attach to the inside of the frame.

    4.  Stamp, punch and assemble flowers and leaves.   See this post for directions.  Attach flowers and leaves around the frame.

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Here are all the supplies used to create this card.  Click on the pictures or words to order.

 

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Tasteful Textures and the Floral Essence bundle

Ready for another idea on how to use the Tasteful Textures Bundle?  

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You know I adore a black & white card with a pop of color.  The pops of color are provided by the Floral Essence bundle.  Why the Floral Essence bundle?  I chose the Floral Essence stamp and punch because the shape of the petals mimics the look of this Tasteful Background die.  It is almost as if they were meant for each other.

Here's how I made this card

    1.  Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Use the Tasteful Background die and cut it 4-5 times through a die cutting machine.

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2. Use the Stitched Rectangle die that cuts out a 3-3/8" x  4-3/4" rectangle and the die that cuts out a 2-1/4" x  3-5/8" rectangle and cut out a frame.

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    3,  Set aside the frame.  We will use it on tomorrow's card.  

    4.  Cut a  2-5/8" x  4" Basic Black Stitched Rectangle.  Layer the inner rectangle from the frame on to the stitched Rectangle.

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    5.  Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" Thick Whisper White card stock card base.  Layer the inner rectangle (step 4) on the front of the card base.

    6. Stamp the 3 petal flower (from the Floral Essence stamp set) in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Repeat.  Use a blender pen and color in     the petals using just the ink that is already on the petal.  Punch out the petals using the Perennial Flower punch.  Assemble the flower.   

    7.  VersaMark a strip of Real Red card stock.  Sprinkle  Glittery Goodness mix (one part Dazzling Diamonds glitter & one part Clear Embossing     powder) and heat emboss.  Punch a 1/2" circle and attach it to the center of the flower.  Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen and apply a layer of glue over the     Real Red flower center.  Set aside to dry.  

    8. Stamp in Old Olive ink on Old Olive card stock the leaf from the Floral Essence stamp set.  Punch out using the Leaf punch.  

    9.  Use a Basic Black marker or carefully ink up just the "Thanks" (part of a sentiment in the Tasteful Textures stamp set) and stamp on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  Cut out using the Stitched Rectangle die 7/8" x  2-7/8".

    10. Attach the sentiment strip (trim one end so it doesn't extend past the black layer 2-5/8") using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Attach the flower using a     Stampin' Dimensional.  Tuck in the leaves and attach using glue dots.  

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Below you will find all the supplies I used to make this card.  Click on the link/picture to easily shop for supplies.  Remember July is Bonus Days!  For every $50 (US) you spend in July you will receive a coupon for $5 you can spend in August! 

If your shopping list is long, maybe it is time to sign up for the ultimate kit.  In July and August when you become a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator your fully customizable kit includes an extra $30 worth of product for the same low price of $99!  In addition, you will receive a $10 coupon the following month for you to spend!.  Contact me for more information!  I would love for you to be a part of my team!

 

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Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the card I made using the frame portion!  

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Mostly Manly Monday: Tasteful Textures Bundle

This week I am focusing on the Tasteful Textures bundle.

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You can see this bundle on page 11 and page 135 of the 2019-20 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalog.  

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Simple, clean and hopefully masculine card even though there is a bit of sparkle.

Here's how to make this card.

    1.  Cut a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock.  Place the largest stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes set (145372) on the card stock.  Place the Tasteful Background die inside of the stitched circle shape and run it through a die cutting machine.

    2.  Cut a 3" x 3" piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper (146957) and use the #7 circle die (#8 being the largest circle-Layering Circle dies 141705).

    3.  Adhere the Sparkle Glimmer paper to the back of the Stitched Circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Place the circle under something heavy to help with adhesion.

    4.  Cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut using the 2nd to the largest Stitched Rectangle die (148551).  Stamp the sentiment found in the bundle in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

    5.  Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White card stock(card base) and score at 5-1/2".  Cut a 3-1/2" x 5" piece of Basic Black card stock.  Adhere the Stitched Rectangle piece (step 4) on to the Basic Black card stock.  Layer the Basic Black piece on to the card base.

    6.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals and attach the Stitched Circle on to the front of the card base.

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You can click on any of the links/pictures below if you are interested in purchasing any of the supplies I used to make this card.  Remember it is Bonus Days.  Which means you will receive a $5 coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend in July.  

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To A Wild Rose and the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0038

It is time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  What festivity are we highlighting this time?

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I chose to use the Watercolor theme.

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Oh how I love To A Wild Rose bundle!  It is a 2-Step stamp set which means you can use different stamps to color in the image like I did in this post or as an outline stamp. 

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Here's how I made this card.

1.  Rub the Embossing Buddy over piece of  5" x 8" Shimmery White card stock

2. Stamp the outline rose in VersaMark.  Repeat 2 more times.  Sprinkle White Embossing powder over the image and shake off any excess.  Heat emboss.  Stamp and heat emboss 3 outline leaves.

3. Water color the rose using an Aqua Painter, Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride ink.  Set aside to dry.  When dry, use the Wild Rose dies to cut out the roses.

4. Water color the leaves using an Aqua Painter and Mossy Meadow ink.  When dry, use the Wild Rose die to cut out the leaves.

5,  Create a light water color wash using an Aqua Painter and Coastal Cabana ink.  

6. Flick the Aqua painter to create colored drops.  Flick and/or drip Clear Wink of Stella for even more shine.

7. Adhere the roses and leaves on the Shimmery White CS using dimensionals.  Layer on to a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana cs and then on to a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Thick Whisper White CS.

8. Stamp "hello" in Bermuda Bay ink.

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I hope you will join in the challenge.  You can go to the Festive Friday blog for all the details and be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created.

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