Exciting Stamparatus News of the day is that Stampin’ Up! has released some great accessories to help enhance your Stamparatus experience. There is now Grid Paper that fits perfectly in the Stamparatus. They also have the Foam Mat and Plates sold separately now. Each of these accessories come in very handy when you need them. Take a look at everything that is now available for you to enjoy and have even more fun with.
I personally love my Stamparatus because it helps keep everything aligned on my card. Another great feature is that is allows for adding a little more creativity with images and spacing. Therefore, you can create layers of images and an array of colors. It’s so much fun and would probably keep me in my stamp room for hours if I let it. If you don’t have a Stamparatus yet, you can pick one up in my online store here. If you have a Stamparatus, visit my store here for these new accessories. Let me know if you have any questions about this tool, or the accessories. I’m happy to help.
I told you I had exciting Stamparatus news for you. It’s always great to get new accessories for our tools and these add another reason to get your Stamparatus out and start stamping.
Remember, my 12 Weeks of Christmas started last week and if you want to get in on the weeks of holiday creativity, all you have to do is sign up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas weekly newsletter. The first one went out last week and I am having a wonderful time creating these special projects for my newsletter subscribers. There is still time to enjoy all the inspiration.
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.
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.
Do you want to see all the fun holiday projects I have in store?
The 12 Weeks of Christmas will start next week. Starting on Wednesday, I will be sending a newsletter each week help you with your holiday inspiration. I want to provide you with an array of projects to help you on your holiday crafting journey this season. The newsletters will be sent out every Wednesday and will end just before Christmas.
The fun holiday projects will include holiday cards, gift ideas, tags and packaging. Another great benefit is that these projects will not be available anywhere else. Therefore, you must be on my mailing list to have access to them. It’s a special perk for being a newsletter subscriber. All for you! Each newsletter will only contain the weekly project, recipe to re-create it and instructions on how to put it all together. The rest is up to you.
You must however, be signed up to receive my newsletters. The projects will only be available through my newsletter. To sign up for this weekly newsletter, simply sign up on the newsletter link on the right side bar of my blog, orclick hereand add your email address.
It’s that easy. Feel free tocontact meif you have any questions about the 12 Weeks of Christmas program or what you can expect while it is going on.
This week’s CASE the Catalog features the Signs of Santa stamp set and the Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies. The card is on page 18 in the Holiday Catalog. Though we are still having summer temperatures here in Georgia and the calendar says it’s Fall, I am busy prepping for the upcoming holidays including Christmas. Yes, I know it’s not even Halloween yet but I promise additional Halloween projects will be posted soon. Now on to today’s feature card…the base uses the 4″ x 6″ large note card from the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes as shown on page 21 in the Holiday Catalog. Not only is it nice to have a large card but the cut and scored cards are a great time saver. Check out Santa – he’s cut from the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the coordinating Santa’s Signpost framelit. Card making just got easier!
Signs of Santa stamp set and Santa’s Signpost Framelits
Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (red dotted DSP 4-3/4″ x 3″, green & white DSP 3″ x 1-1/2″)
Whisper White Card Stock (2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″)
Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad
Stitched Shape Dies
Poppy Parade Textured Ribbon (approx. 8″)
Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
CASE the Catalog Steps:
Use the Santa die from Santa’s Signpost Framelits to cut Santa from the Santa’s Workshop DSP. (or on Shimmery White CS stamp Santa with black Stazon Ink and use Aqua painter to color Santa using Real Red, Balmy Blue and Mango Melody inks.)
Use the large square Stitched Shape Die to cut the Whisper White CS. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Garden Green ink and attach Santa using Stampin’ dimensionals.
To cut the tail in the red polka dot DSP, on the reverse side of the paper use a pencil to lightly draw a line 3/4″ long at the center of the 3″ side. Use scissors to cut from each edge to the center point. This will create a perfect inverted “v” tail. Attach to the card front using snail adhesive.
Use snail adhesive to add the green DSP layer.
Fold the Poppy Parade Texture Ribbon keeping the bottom portion approximately 1″ longer than the top. Adhere in the center of the green DSP layer.
Use dimensionals to attach the Whisper White layer over the layers to complete the card front.
To finish card interior, use Garden Green ink and the “and more!” stamp to complete the phrase.
The envelope flap was stamped using Poppy Parade ink to stamp the North Pole seal.
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.
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.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back on Monday for the weekly CASE the Catalog project!
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First of all, this card I am sharing with you today is a beautiful frosted shimmer. The shimmer does not show through pictures. It features the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is part of the Frosted Floral Suite in the Holiday Catalog. The card is also one of the samples that attendees made at this month’s card class. Furthermore, the paper is “Shimmery” and while you really cannot appreciate it in the photograph, it’s amazing. Seriously, the photos really do not do it justice and all of the paper in the package is simply gorgeous.
So do you see the frosted shimmer? Because of the glare, It may be a bit difficult to see. Create the card using The First Frost Stamp set and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies. Both are offered in the First Frost Bundle while saving you 10%. Do you notice the Soft Suede frame is askew? Frame is cut using the Frosted Bouquet dies and attached to sentiment layer using dots of multipurpose liquid glue. It also adds an unexpected dimension to the card. Remember, all project materials can be found under Project Materials at the end of the post.
Also, you will have the opportunity to see so many more samples like this in my 12 Weeks of Christmas holiday promotion.
Finally, don’t forget tosign up for my newsletterto subscribe to the 12 Weeks of Christmas starting on October 3rd because you won’t want to miss the holiday inspiration and magic coming your way.
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