Udderly Fantastic

Each month the top sales performers in the Playtime with Paper group receive a small gift for their accomplishment.  Naturally, the gift must include a card or tag.  Using the Over the Moon Cling Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog, I was able to make an “Udderly Fantastic” note card .  As you can tell from the “udderly fantastic”, there must be a cow somewhere on the card!  If you noticed from my past posts, I enjoy using the note cards.  The note cards are perfect to have on hand when you want to prepare a quick card.  Best of all, twenty note cards come in a set, are reasonably priced and envelopes are included. 

Over the Moon Stamp Set

Here are the steps for creating the card:

  • The stamp for creating the cow spots background comes from the Love What You Do Stamp Set.  Randomly stamp spots onto the Whisper White Note Card using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  • Stamp the sentiment and the cow onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the large circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  
  • Color the cow using the following Stampin’ Blends: Light Black for the spots, hoof, and tail; Light Smoky Slate for the tail, hair tuft and shading shadows; Light Petal Pink for the face, udder and inside ears and Light Mossy Meadow for the grass.  
  • Use the large scallop from the Layering Circles die to cut a layering piece from Basic Black cardstock.  Attach the cow piece to the scallop using adhesive.
  • Tie a piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the card. 
  • Complete the card by adding the cow tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Order the Over the Moon Stamp Set along with some note cards and have an udderly fun time creating a variety of cards!

Reminder:

When ready to place your order, click on the items under Project Materials. During the month of October, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.  Note: If you place your order as a guest and indicate “no contact”, I am unable to send your gift as I will not receive your name and address information.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for October is 2RS937Q3:.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

A Fall Fun Fold Card

The Fall Fun Fold card is a change from the typical card design and “fun fold” definitely describes this card.  The card is one of the samples from the September class and showcases products from both current Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set can be found in the Annual Catalog on page 95.  Though it’s a great set to use year round, the milk can with the cotton bolls floral arrangement reminds me of Fall. The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, from the Holiday Catalog, is added on the front fold panel.  Continue reading below the card photos for the card details.

Card Base:
  • First layer is Mint Macaron cardstock: 4-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″.  
  • To create the slender folded panel, use Pretty Peacock cardstock. The size is 9-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-3/4″.
  • Referring to photos for the placement, attach the Pretty Peacock panel to the Mint Macaron card base using adhesive.
Card Panels:
  • Cut two panels of Whisper White cardstock 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″.  On one of the panels, stamp the milk can using Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Stamp the florals with Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad. Use Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad for the sentiment.  TIP:  To make alignment and stamping easier, use the Stamparatus. 
  • Use the following Stampin’ Blends:  Smoky Slate (light & dark for the milk can), Mint Macaron (light & dark for leaves),  Rich Razzleberry (dark for the berries), Daffodil Delight (dark for the center flower) and Cajun Craze (light and dark for the seed pods).
  • For the cotton bolls, add small touches of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and heat set.  TIP:  Work quickly as the puff paint is very thin (little goes a long way) and can dissolve the stamped image.  I suggest doing a section at a time.  Add a small amount of the Puff Paint, heat set and repeat.  If you look closely at my photo, you’ll notice the stamped image started to dissolve giving a “dirty” appearance to the cotton bolls.  Of course, cotton bolls aren’t all pristine white!
  • For the interior sentiment, stamp it with the Pretty Peacock on the other Whisper White panel.  The sentiment is from the Country Home Stamp Set. If desired, stamp the wheat sheath from the Gather Together using Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad to the side of the sentiment. 
  • To complete the card,  add the panels to the Pretty Peacock fun fold piece with adhesive.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this Fall Fun Fold.  Credit for the fun fold goes to Dawn Olchefske at DO Stamping with Dawn.  She featured the fun fold on a project and I added the design to my “give it a try” list.  Now you can add it to your list!

Reminder:

When ready to place your order, click on the items under Project Materials. During the month of October, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Craft Fair Project

Happy Friday!  Hope you have plans for a fun and relaxing weekend.  Today I am sharing a project from last year’s 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter.  Newsletter recipients received a variety of holiday project and gift ideas.  This project, stamped tile coasters,  is perfect as a craft fair project and is not holiday specific.  The coasters are stamped with the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set.   We’re approaching the time of year when crafters are planning projects for fall and winter craft sales.  This is a quick, easy project and would be great for a craft fair or just as a gift.  Even better, you can make multiple sets at the same time.

Stampin’ Up! Project Materials:
  • Beautiful Day Stamp Set (#151257)
  • Stazon Jet Black Pad (#101406)
  • Stazon Jet Black refill (#102566)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Flirty Flamingo Light (#147031); Rich Razzleberry Light (#144584); Real Red Light (#147933); Highland Heather Light (#146881); Shaded Spruce Light (#147936); and Mango Melody Dark (#147983)
Other Materials:
  • 4″ x 4″ marble tumbled tiles
  • adhesive backed felt or adhesive backed cork for bottom of tiles
Directions:
  1. Wipe tiles with damp cloth to remove dust. Allow to dry.
  2. Ink stamp with Stazon Jet Black – be sure that ink pad is well inked.
  3. Stamp the image onto the tile using even pressure and hold for approximately 30 secs. to ensure that ink adheres to the tile.
  4. Allow to dry for approximately 5 minutes before coloring with Stampin’ Blends.
  5. Select desired Stampin’ Blends colors and color image. (refer to tips below before coloring)
  6. Put tiles into 250F oven for 20 minute (note: I put in oven, turned it off and left in overnight). Let cool before applying the adhesive tabs to bottom of tile.

TIPS:  Since Stazon ink is not recommended for use with Stampin’ Blends below are tips for coloring onto the tiles using the Blends:

  • Keep a paper towel handy to wipe the tip of the Blends often to remove any Stazon that may transfer to the tip of the Blends, especially with light colors.
  • In small areas (such as flower center), stipple with the tip of the Blends to color. Do not brush the
    image to color.
  • For the larger sections of the stamped image, use short strokes to color and color just up to but not over the Stazon ink.
  • Remember to wipe blends tip on paper towels.
WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?  WOULD YOU LIKE EARLY ACCESS TO THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?

Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Have a great weekend and check back next week for more fun project ideas! 

You may purchase supplies for this card by clicking the links under the Project Materials or visiting my online store.  I appreciate your business!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   

Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

Rare Blessings

Can you believe it’s August already!  Where is time going?  Currently here in middle Georgia, we’re experiencing the hot, humid days of summer.  So, it’s the perfect time to stay indoors and craft!

Today’s card features the Rare Blessings Stamp Set and if you’re looking for a simple card to create, this one has you covered.  Recently, a friend had asked if I could make a simple, blank card (no sentiment) for them to use.  The Rare Blessings set was on my desk, so I thought it would be perfect to use.  Since the flower in the stamp set is delicate in appearance, I decided to use a soft color scheme of Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.  The flower image was first stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using the Soft Sea Foam and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Sets.  The Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends highlights the center stamen petals of the flower.  Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, a frame is created from the Soft Sea Foam cardstock to highlight the flower image.

A Rare Blessing

The interior of the card could not be completely blank!  So, the small flower from the stamp set was stamped and colored to add an extra touch.

Add a comment and let me know what color scheme you’d like to see used with this stamp set.  I’ll use it on a future post.

WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?  WOULD YOU LIKE EARLY ACCESS TO THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?

Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Check back next week for more fun project ideas!  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

On To Adventure Birthday Card

Today is my husband’s birthday so I decided to use the On to Adventure stamp set stamp set to create his birthday card.  Since his retirement, he spends several days a week playing golf.  So when I saw the On To Adventure stamp set, I knew the golfer would get lots of use.  The Well Written Dies provide the birthday greeting and help keep the focus on the golfer.  If you’ve not seen the set, be sure to check it out in the Annual Catalog on page 28.  In addition to the golfer, there are three other stamps that can be combined with other sets to create fun cards.  And the Well Written dies provide a variety of sentiment options.

Masculine Birthday Card

Card Details:
  • Night of Navy cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-12″, scored & folded at 4-1/4″) creates the card base.
  • A 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of  See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper is the second layer.
  • Card front layer is Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5″).
  • With Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the golfer onto a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color, as desired, with Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors used for this card are Ivory, Dark Night of Navy, Dark Balmy Blue, Light Granny Apple Green,  Light Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Crumb Cake.  Cut using the medium circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  With Snail Adhesive, layer onto a Night of Navy cardstock circle cut using the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Cut sentiment from of Night of Navy cardstock using the Well Written Dies.  To adhere to the card front, lightly sponge Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto the back of each word and place on the card front.  TIP: use a sponge dauber.  Rinse after use then label the dauber to use specifically for applying liquid glue.
  • Crisscross Braided Linen trim across upper portion of card.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the golfer to the card over the crisscross.  

Be sure to check out all of the stamps in the On To Adventure stamp set.  The stamp designs with the shaded areas make coloring easy to do.

Just a reminder – BONUS DAYS are here!

For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1-31.  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes you can receive.  The coupon codes are sent via email.  If you earn multiple coupon codes in a single order, all of the coupon codes will be in one email.  

WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?

 Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  What’s great is the coupon code is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering product from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog.   Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for July is: 9HRS3HHQ. 

Please use Host Code only if your order is less under $150.   You will receive the host rewards if your order exceeds $150!

 

Christmas in July with Lots of Cheer

The Hallmark Channel recently released the dates for the start of their Christmas in July holiday movies.  One of my favorite things  during the holidays is watching the Hallmark Christmas movies and this July, I plan to get an early start by watching some of the Hallmark Christmas in July movies.  So in honor, I am celebrating Christmas in July with Lots of Cheer.  The Lots of Cheer is a new holiday stamp set released in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog (page 69).  What better way to forget the warm, muggy weather than to watch Christmas movies on Hallmark in July!  Plus, you can get a head start on your holiday cards and ease the last minute rush in December.  Christmas in July with Lots of Cheer

Card Details:
  1. Create card base using Whisper White Thick cardstock ( 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score & fold at 4-1/4″).  Add a layer of 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Real Red Designer Series Paper (from the 6″ x 6″ Regals Designer Series Paper pack).
  2. Stamp the stack of presents onto a 3-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Cut the shape using the 3rd largest Stitched Nested Labels die.
  3. Color the stamped image with Stampin’ Blends.  The light Balmy Blue stampin’ blend adds a hint of color along the outline edges of the presents.  Additional Stampin’ Blends colors on the project includes Call Me Clover (light & dark), Daffodil Delight (light & dark), Real Red (light & dark), Smoky Slate (light & dark) and Pumpkin Pie (dark).  If desired, use the Color Lifter to lighten the center area of the hat.
  4. Use the 2nd largest Stitched Nested Labels die to cut the Call Me Clover cardstock.  Layer the image piece on top and adhere with snail adhesive. 
  5. With Call Me Clover Classic Stamp pad, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a small scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the Classic Label Punch.  If desired, use the punch to cut one end to create a “v” pennant tail as seen in the card photo.
  6. Attach sentiment label to the back of the Call Me Clover layer.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card base.  
  7. Tie a double bow using 2 strands of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Attach to card with mini-glue dot.  Complete embellishing by placing a red rhinestone on the knot of the bow.

Don’t delay, order the Lots of Cheer stamp set and check the Hallmark Channel for Christmas in July showtimes so you can get in the holiday spirit with me!  Throughout July, I’ll be adding a few more Christmas projects so make sure you’re registered to receive my posts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials (click on photo to order)
The Host Code for July is: 9HRS3HHQ.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less under $150.