Nature This Week in the CASE the Catalog – Nature’s Poem Suite

It’s time for nature this week with the CASE the Catalog featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, so let’s get started.  First of all, this suite of products includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Twine and the Leaves Trinkets embellishments.  Though the calendar indicates it is officially Fall, here in Georgia we are still experiencing summer.  Therefore, while waiting for nature to change it’s weather pattern,  I thought a nature themed card might help!  It’s certainly worth a try.  Hey, whatever it takes!  The card I cased is on page 144 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I also like the other three cards on that page but those are for another day.

Another thing about the nature this week card is that it also features a textured embossed layer using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  That’s probably why I like it so much.

Nature's Poem Product Suite

Start with Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″ to create the card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Use Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ Petal Pink cardstock.  Drag a White Craft Ink pad across the embossed layer to add extra dimension.  Allow ink to dry before attaching to the Petal Pink card base.  

The brown leaf DSP is 5″ x 2-3/4″ and the falling leaf DSP is 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Cut a notch in the leaf DSP to create a banner.  Layer the two pieces of DSP (refer to photo for placement).  Wrap Nature’s Twine around top of the DSP layers before attaching to prepared Petal Pink card base. 

Finally, use Soft Suede Classic ink to stamp the tree stump into a 3″ square of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Use heat tool to set embossing powder.  Stamp five sets of leaves onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tanquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using coordinating Nature’s Root Thinlit Die.  Layer the leaves, the Leaves Trinkets and the Sentiment to complete the card.

Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s really even more impressive in person.  I so enjoy nature cards because it’s just another part of beautify and as a result, my creativity also flows.  Likewise for beach scenes cards.  I know everyone has their personal serenity.  I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog. 

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Painted Harvest Meets Buffalo Check

In this month’s class, the Painted Harvest and Buffalo Check stamps combine to create the cheerful card shown below.  The classic “go together colors of  yellow (So Saffron)  and blue (Night of Navy)  unite to create a beautiful color palette.   

Painted Harvest meets Buffalo Check

Stamp the So Saffron card base with the splotch stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set using the matching ink.  It creates an interesting background texture for the Night of Navy Buffalo Check.   Use Daffodil Classic Ink Pad to stamp the largest layer twice – re-ink and rotate the stamp each time.  Ink the smaller sunflower stamp with  Soft Saffron Classic Ink Pad to add color depth to the flower image.  Stamp off the Night of Navy center before stamping the inside of the flower.  Stamp and punch three sets of leaves from Pear Pizzazz.  For additional interest, use the Sprig Punch (offered in the Holiday Catalog) to cut the vellum paper background pieces.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set.  Finish the creation with a Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon bow.

TIP: The Buffalo Check stamp set is a large background stamp so I recommend using the Stamparatus when stamping to ensure even coverage of ink. 

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Redeem All Month

Redeem all month and shop the Holiday Catalog.  If you took advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s great offer and earned Bonus Days coupon codes, you have another chance to shop.  It’s time to redeem them during the month of September and maybe get some of our new holiday products!

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It’s very simple.  Shop my online store in the month of September, once you are done shopping, add your Bonus Days coupon codes during checkout.  Timing was perfect for this promotion because Bonus Days are the perfect time to take advantage of all the new Holiday catalog has to offer.  If you have seen the new catalog and made your wishlist, then you probably understand what I mean.  

Finally, don’t wait until the last minute and let those coupons go to waste.  You only have until September 30 to redeem those coupon codes or they expire!

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Made My Day – CASE the Catalog Monday

For this week’s CASE the Catalog, I selected the You Made My Day card on Page 36 of the Annual Catalog.  The card uses the Best Bunny Bundle which includes the Best Bunny photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Bunny Builder Punch.  This week, I did not alter the card but made it as shown in the catalog.  The Best Bunny stamp set is one that can be used for a variety of occasions and as in this case, it’s perfect to send someone letting them know how special they made the day!  Details and tips for making the card are below the photo.Stampin' Up! Best Bunny Bundle

Made My Day with these details for recreating the card:

  1. Thick Whisper White:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to create card base.
  2. Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Dotted DSP 5 1/2′ x 4 1/4″ for base card front;. gold & black strip 3/4″ x 4″
  3. Gray Granite: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  4. Shimmery White: 4″ x 3″
  5. Scraps of Whisper White for stamping bunny face, sentiment and hat using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  6. Scrap of Basic Black.  Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut as shown in photo below: 

  7.  Use Bunny Builder Punch and cut the bunny face, color the ears using Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  Color tophat using Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut.  Layer the bunny face behind the top hat using a mini glue dot.
  8. To create the background for the bunny and sentiment, add a light layer of water diagonally across the Shimmery White cardstock and sprinkle with Yellow Brusho.  I used an Aqua Painter to blend the Brusho with the water.  After the Shimmery White layer has dried, randomly stamp stars using Crushed Curry Ink Pad.
  9. Using small Stitched Shapes circle framelit, cut the sentiment and layer onto circle of Gold Glimmer Paper cut using the 1 1/2″ circle punch.
  10. Assemble by attaching dotted DSP layer to Whisper White card base.  Next attach and center the Granite Gray Cardstock layer using Snail Adhesive.  Add the strip of gold/black stripe DSP and then attach the Shimmery White layer – be sure to offset toward the right of the Gray Granite layer as shown in the photo.
  11. Add the tag piece and the tophat with bunny.
  12. Finish the card by using 8″ of Gold Mini Sequin Trim to create a faux bow and using Stampin’ Dimensionals add the sentiment. 
In Conclusion

Finally, the stamp set has various sentiments that can also be used with another stamp set.  I’m smitten with the different face expressions included for creating bunnies with a variety of looks and images.  It will be fun to create cards for all types of occasions and really can Make My Day.

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Pretty Varied Vases

You can create lovely cards with Pretty Varied Vases.  So, today I would like to share some samples of the Varied Vases stamp set.  I enjoy using this stamp set.  The vases are so delicate looking and while they are not all solid colored, you can color them or since this is a two-step stamp set, use an ink pad to fill your flower and vase shapes with color.  To achieve a lighter color, stamp off onto a scrap of paper.  With all the options we have for coloring, it may even be a difficult choice.  Each of the blending options can have a different outcome. Another quick trick, is to select your favorite DSP and stamp the outline of a vase.  Use the Vases Builder Punch to cut the vase and voila, you have a designer vase!

Pretty Varied Vases
Varied Vases

Just look at the size variations and also, how many flower options you have.  You can add other sentiments if you would like to expand the possibilities for using the images as was done above.  Varied Vases stamp set

Because I have a soft spot for flowers, I’m drawn to this set and it’s amazing possibilities.  Once I added the little flowers and soft colors, the project came together.  Another useful product is the Vases Builder Punch which coordinates with the Varied Vases stamp set.  It eliminates the need to fussy cut the vases and small flowers. 

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You can get both the Varied Vases stamp set and Vases Builder Punch through my online store.  Pick up both products for 10% off because they are part of the Varied Vases Bundle.  I love the bundles and how you can save money when you purchase them together.  No matter if you pick up the bundle or the individual items, you won’t be disappointed.  

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Garden Impressions Suite – CASE the Catalog

Happy Monday!  You have probably seen the Garden Impressions Suite in the catalog.  So enjoy this week’s CASE the Catalog sample because it’s a variation of a card on page 128 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.   

Garden Impressions Suite

First of all, the card in the catalog uses Soft Seafoam Cardstock as the base.  I also used a layer of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the second layer.  Because I used the same card design, I changed up the card base to Night of Navy cardstock and because I didn’t stamp the second layer, I decided to use coordinating designs from the Garden Impressions DSP for the two layers below the layer with the sentiment.  

Garden Impressions Suite Stamp Set

Garden Impressions stamp set

Due to the DSP having lots of wonderful colors, it certainly makes it great to use for a variety of card designs.  Night of Navy ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set.  Furthermore, it was cut with the next to the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Similarly, Mini Gold Sequin Trim and Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine was also added as an embellishment before attaching the sentiment with stampin’ dimensionals.  

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Below are measurements used for creating the card base design:

Base:  cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ 

Designer Series Paper: first layer 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″; second layer: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ 

Finally, when you are struggling to come up with a card design, remember to look through the catalog for ideas.  It’s okay to use the catalog designs and is encouraged.  Above all, I want to convey how easy it is to take a design from the catalog.  Because when you change up the paper or colors, you probably have a totally different look with the same layout. 

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