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. 

Varied Vases Bundle

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.  

CASE the Catalog

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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Wild About You – Animal Outing

As you know from previous posts, one of my favorite bundle sets in the annual catalog is the Animal Outing Bundle.  This bundle features the Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  For this card, I knew that I wanted a card using the “Wild About You” sentiment because I wanted to use the Frames Elements.  (Be sure to read this entire post to learn how to get your sentiment to fit the Frames Elements.).  

Wild About You Comes Together

I probably should mention that I love the Berry Burst cardstock with the green and gray pieces of DSP.  Sprigs of greenery were cut from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Animal Friends Thinlits.  Additionally,  greenery was added using the Leaf Ribbon.  As you can guess, this card is for someone special!  You’ll note the rhino with the bird was cut from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  I love it when there are dies to match the DSP!  

Wild About You - Animal Outing

Features Stampin’ Up! Animal Outing Bundle to create a “Wild About You”

Because I could not find a thinlit that coordinated with the Frames Elements, I came up with an easy solution.  So as a result, I cut the sentiment to fit inside frame element piece for the card.  The steps are below:Cutting tip for using the Stampin' Up!  Frames ElementsAbove all, it’s easy-peasy!  Seems like it’s a no brainer.

Finally, don’t forget to embellish the interior of your card!  Also, it’s a great wow factor.  Another great perk is the extra personal touch that will certainly impress your family and friends.  Enjoy!

Interior of card using Stampin' Up! Animal Outing

Card Interior

A list of products used to create this card is listed at the bottom of this post and you can shop my online store to purchase your supplies.  Please contact me if you have questions on this or other projects on my blog.

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Dandelion Wishes – CASE the Catalog

Hi all and welcome to this week’s CASE the Catalog.  The card features the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and you can see the inspiration card on page 118 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Instead of using the Wood Textures DSP (Designer Series Paper) as shown in the catalog, I used Garden Impressions DSP as the base to stamp the dandelion flowers using Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  When planning your cards, be sure to look at your DSP to use as a stamping base!  The Grapefruit Grove is a versatile color and blends well with many of the other Stampin’ Up! colors such as the Granny Apple Green used to compliment this card. 

Dandelion Wishes

Stampin' Up! Dandelion Wishes

Featuring Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set and Garden Impressions DSP from Stampin’ Up!

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Bonus Days Are Back

Bonus Days are back for the month of August.  You can show all through August and earn coupons.  During the month of August you can earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the amount of coupons you can earn so that means you can stock up.

Bonus Days This Month for Holiday Catalog

These coupons will come at a great time because as you know, in September, the Holiday Catalog will be released. Think about starting your holiday shopping with all those coupons. You can shop my online store all month.  Remember, the Color Your Seasons limited products are available right now as well while supplies last.

You can use your Bonus Days to start your holiday shopping with accessories and even color choices.  Once the Holiday Catalog comes out, there will be many stamp sets, Framelits and other accessories to add to your collection.  The anticipation of the Holiday Catalog always keeps me going and now the Bonus Days is an added benefit.

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Notes of Kindness

It’s time for CASE the Catalog!!  As you may remember, last week I announced my new weekly segment.  This week I have a few different cards from the Notes of Kindness card kit.  I hope you enjoy them all. 

The cards below are various cards from the Notes of Kindness card kit.  It’s a wonderful kit and I have a picture of the contents below.  Remember, our kits come with refills as well.  The coordinating colors are Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam.

Notes of Kindness Catalog Casing

The first card samples have two different sentiments.  Both are large and to the point.  I love the flowers. In each case, the flower is the focal point but the sentiments also make the cards.

So these next cards are a little more different.  One has a large sentiment in the center which is the card from the kit.  The second card has the larger image and the sentiment smaller with less focus.  A great alternate.


Additionally, I wanted to give you two samples with the same image and sentiment but the placing is a bit different.  One card is landscape oriented while the other is portrait.  Same images, style and sentiment with just a turn of the cardstock.


Finally, I have two cards with the same style.  The difference is in the actual sentiment rather than the style.  There was also the addition of Twine on one card and Pearls on the other.

As a result, CASE the catalog is also becoming my favorite segment each week.  I greatly enjoy bringing you new ideas and inspiration.  Additionally, once the Holiday catalog is released, I will CASE from that catalog as well.  Therefore, you have so much to look forward to over the next several week.  Enjoy!    

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