Beautiful Mosaic Mood

Have you looked closely at the beautiful Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (pages 118-120 & 167) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog?  It is a designer paper that is much more beautiful when you actually see and feel it.  I know when I first saw the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper in the catalog, I was not wowed.  That certainly changed when I was able to see and feel the paper.  The paper is a heavy weight paper that includes shiny, slightly embossed features on some of the pages.  This makes the beautiful images “pop”.  With the shiny, embossed features, the images such as the hummingbirds or flowers, are easy to fussy cut.  Additionally, the specialty paper includes great designs to use as background layers.  For the card below, the sentiment was chosen from the Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set. 

Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

Card Details:
  1. Create the card base using Thick Very Vanilla cardstock (8-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).
  2. The second layer is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  Before adhering to the card base, texture emboss with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder.
  3. The sentiment is stamped and then embossed using Clear Embossing Powder.  First, using a 3″x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and the Stamparatus, stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad.  IMPORTANT: Do not remove paper or stamp from the Stamparatus.  Carefully, clean the stamp with Simply Shammy to remove the Soft Suede ink.  Next, wipe paper with the Embossing Buddy and then stamp the sentiment again using Versamark Ink.  Remove the stamped paper from the Stamparatus and sprinkle over the Versamark with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Use Heat Tool to activate and set the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Allow to cool, then cut shape with the die from the Wild Roses Die set.  NOTE: Offset the sentiment when die cutting so that the sentiment is to the left side (refer to card photo).  Attach to card front with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Select flowers and hummingbird from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.  Fussy cut using Paper Snips.  Notice there’s an outline around the figures making it easy to fussy cut.  Depending upon the flowers you select, you may wish to cut a few additional leaves to add behind the flowers.  
  5. After cutting images, arrange and attach the flowers to the card front using Snail Adhesive.
  6. Add the hummingbird using Mini Stampin Dimensionals.
  7. Complete the card by adding Metallic Pearls embellishments. 

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Time to Set Sail

It’s time to set sail!  One of the samples displayed at the Open House features the Sailing Home bundle which includes the Sailing Home Stamp Set and matching Smooth Sailing Dies.  In addition, the coordinating Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper and Sail Away Trinkets complete the card. One of my favorite sayings in the stamp set is highlighted on the card sample.  The sentiment is perfect for a recent graduate or for anyone starting an new adventure.  The saying is a reminder that it is time to set sail and follow your dreams!  Also,The Sailing Home Bundle is a perfect for creating masculine themed cards.   

Card Details:
  • Card Base:  Night of Navy cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ for top fold card); 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″; small scrap to die cut rope
  • Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ – cut 2 – one for front layer and one for interior; 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ for sentiment; scrap to stamp and cut sailboat
  • Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
  1.  With Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad, stamp sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock strip.  Refer to photo of card for placement.
  2. Stamp the sailboat onto scrap of Whisper White cardstock with the Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad.  Use coordinating sailboat die to cut the sailboat.
  3. Use rope die to cut the rope from a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock.
  4. Assemble card layers using Snail Adhesive. 
  5. Attach sailboat to side of sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Embellish by using mini glue dots to add the die cut rope and the boat steering wheel from the Sail Away Trinkets.

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Free As A Bird

One of the stamp sets highlighted at the Open House was the Free As A Bird stamp set.  If you’re a bird lover, this is the set for you.  The sample showcasing the stamp set and the coordinating Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper is a make ‘n take from the April Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  As I enjoy bird watching and have bird pictures throughout my house, naturally I gravitated toward the Free As A Bird stamp set.   It was the first set on my order.  And of course, the beautiful Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper.  The paper is gorgeous with it’s vibrant colors and helps to create a stunning card.  So, today I’m sharing with you the sample that I made at the event.  Also, below the photo is a short video that Stampin’ Up! prepared showing how to make the card.  

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird Stamp Set

 

Did you enjoy the video?  Now, after seeing the card and how simple it is to make, don’t you just have to have the products?   

Card Project Materials & Measurements:

  • Card Base:  Pool Party cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold on scoreline)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Old Olive cardstock: 5/8″ x 2-1/4″
  • Lace Ribbon (approximately 15″)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Stampin’ Blends: Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Old Olive
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Open House Catalog Kick-off

What a busy week!  With the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, I held my Open House Catalog Kick-off to celebrate.  Therefore, I missed my normal blogging schedule last week.  The Open House Catalog Kick-off was a fulfilled afternoon.  There were 20 ladies that attended the event.  In addition to seeing samples using new products, there was a catalog scavenger hunt and make ‘n takes. I learned there are some very competitive people in my neighborhood!   Plus, door prize drawings and a game of “guess the number of Skittles in a jar” – everyone enjoyed themselves playing games.  What’s great is that I have a variety projects to share from the event for the next few weeks.  Today, I’m sharing one of the make ‘n takes that guests had the opportunity to stamp and assemble. 

Project details: 

The note card project features the Free As A Bird Stamp Set and coordinating Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Each attendee received the make ‘n take kit with pre-cut project materials  to assemble and stamp.  Top a layer of Petal Pink cardstock (4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) with a piece of the bird cage design from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (4-1/2″ x 3″).  When layering, be sure to pay attention to the direction of the bird cages.  We had a few upside down birdcages.  Petal Pink card stock is cut with the Stitched Shapes circle die.  The 2″ circle punch is used to cut birds from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Before assembling, stamp the sentiment onto a 5/8″ x 2-3/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad.  Using paper snips, create a flag end by cutting an inverted “v” from the tag.  To complete the project, sandwich the tag between the bird layer and the stitched shapes circle.  To attach to the note card, use Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly, tie a bow with linen thread.  To attach, use mini glue dots.  Also, don’t forget to stamp the envelope!

Everyone had fun making their note card.  Each was slightly different since the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper has a variety of birds.

Open House highlights…

Below are a few photos from the Open House.  I quickly took them before guests arrived.  Unfortunately, I neglected to take a photo of my kitchen island set-up where make ‘n takes were assembled.  Even worse, I forgot to take a picture of them working on their projects.  It was quite a sight with 12-15 people crowded around the island working on projects and helping one another! 

 

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Live, Laugh, Love

For a recent birthday card, the Beautiful You stamp set was selected for the design. The Live, Laugh, Love phrase and the carefree lady dancing is perfect for my friend.  She is the embodiment of the Live with passion, Laugh out loud and Love deeply.  Do you have such a friend?  I can truly say my friend enjoys life to the fullest and her enthusiasm for life is contagious. When times are hectic, I like to think of her and smile.

Live Laugh Love from Beautiful You Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Card Details: 

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″, score at 4-1/4″ for standard card size).  See the coordinating ribbon?  Create is by using Balmy Blue Ink Refill to color the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Ribbon.  It’s easy – add a couple of drops of the ink refill to a plastic bag, insert the ribbon and massage the bag to color the ribbon.  Remove and allow to dry before using. In a hurry,  use your heat tool on low to dry the ribbon.  To test that the ribbon is dry, I pull it through a folded piece of paper towel.  This also helps dry the ribbon and evenly disperse the ink. 

The Designer Series Paper layer is retiring. Yes, of course,  I am still trying to use up as much retiring paper as possible!  The paper is the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack.  It is cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  

With the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the lady using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  With the Stamparatus, align the sentiment phrase in upper right corner of the card layer and stamp using the black ink.  To color the lady, a selection of Stampin’ Blends were chosen.  For the dress, use Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends with highlights of Light Daffodil Delight.  The hat color is Daffodil Delight.  For skin color, use the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends color the water puddle.  Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

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Gingham Treat Basket

Ready for another treat project from the All About Easter class?  Today’s post, Gingham Treat Basket, highlights the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  There are various versions of this basket style on Pinterest.  I do not recall where I saw the dimensions used but it’s a simple basket that is fun to embellish.  I love the look of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) and selected the Lemon Lime Twist color for the basket.  To embellish the basket, the Daisy Punch was used to punch multiple daisies from the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala DSP.  The color of the Gingham Gala DSP are perfect for Spring.  Keeping with the theme, a pick featuring the Fable Friends bunny with a crown of flowers adds the finishing touch.  

Creating the basket:
  1. Score one page of the Gingham Gala at 2″ and 4″, rotate and score again at 2″ and 4″.
  2. On one side, cut along the score lines just to the point where the score lines intersect.  Rotate paper 180° and again, cut along the score line to the point where the score lines intersect.
  3. Use a bone folder to burnish along the score lines.
  4. Cut a 1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of coordinating cardstock to use as handle.
  5. Form basket by pulling the cut pieces to the middle of the 4″ panel on each side and overlapping. Place handle atop the pieces and staple to secure.  
  6. Optional: To cover the staples inside of the basket, punch a  1″ circle punch of the gingham paper and adhere with adhesive over the exposed staples.
Embellishing the Basket:
  1. Punch four daisies from the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.
  2. Sponge the edges of each daisy using Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad and a sponge dauber.
  3. Use a bone folder to curl the daisy petals.  Layer two daisies and connect with a stampin’ dimensional. Repeat with other daisy petals (embellishment is on both sides of basket)
  4. Create daisy center using the Bitty Blooms Punch Bundle to cut a flower from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Attach using a mini glue dot.  Add a Glitter Enamel Dot to the center. 
  5. Cut leaves from Lemon Lime Twist and Vellum Cardstocks using the Foliage Frame Framelits Dies. 
  6. Attach leaves to back of the daisy using mini glue dots.
  7. Use Stampin Dimensionals to attach a daisy to each basket side at the handle.   
Making the Bunny Pick:
  1. Stamp the rabbit from Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set using Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.
  2. Color using an Aqua Painter, Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist inks.
  3. Fussy cut the rabbit using paper snips.
  4. Create a crown of flowers by punching three Daffodil Delight flowers (two are solid cardstock and one is Gingham Gala DSP) using the Bitty Blooms Punch Bundle.  Use leaf in Bitty Blooms to punch leaves. 
  5. Attach the flowers and leaves to the rabbit using mini glue dots, slightly cupping the flowers to fit.  
  6. Add a basic rhinestone jewel to the center of each flower.
  7. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp Enjoy (from Dear Doily) using the black ink.  Punch with 2″ circle punch so that the word is to the left side of circle with room to add the bunny.
  8. Punch a 2-1/4″ circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to use as base for pick.  With multipurpose adhesive, glue pick to the base. (since I wanted a pick slightly longer than a regular toothpick, I shortened a four-inch bamboo skewer to approximately 2-3/4″ by breaking off a piece from the non-pointed end)
  9. Attach the Enjoy circle to the pick base using stampin’ dimensionals.
  10. Finish by adding the bunny. The treats and paper shreds help to hold pick in place.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am attending OnStage in Charlotte this weekend and get a sneak peak of the upcoming Annual Catalog along with some of the new products.   So be sure to check in next week as I’ll be sharing details.  Have a great weekend!

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