New Wonders

One of the stamp sets in the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is the New Wonders Distinktive Stamp Set.  This stamp set is available for Hosts to purchase. When I saw the set in the catalog, I knew it was one to add to my collection.  It has three fairies (at least, that’s what I’m calling them) and some great sentiments.  The Distinktive Stamps add dimension and photo quality to the fairy images.  Fortunately, I was able to pre-order the stamp set.  You can order from the catalog starting on June 4.  Since this set is exclusive for hosting a party, gather your friends and schedule an online stamp party with me.  With qualifying sales, you can purchase the set plus earn Stampin’ Rewards to spend on other products. 

Today, I have note card with a sneak peak of a couple of the stamps from the New Wonders set.  Since I am trying to deplete my stash of retiring designer series paper, I am using the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper pack.  Since the Designer Series Paper pack is retiring, order it now while it’s still available.  The note card’s base color is Soft Sea Foam.  For the note card below, I am using the fairy with the ink pen and the “Just popping in to say…Hi” sentiments.  The sentiments are actually two different stamps with the Hi as a separate stamp.  The stamp set contains are other sentiments to complete the phrase.  A variety of Stampin’ Blends colors bring the fairy to life!   

New Wonders Popping in to Say Hi

Card Details:
  1. Attach a piece of 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Sea Foam Designer Series Paper to a Whisper White Note Card using Snail Adhesive. 
  2. Use largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
  3. Stamp fairy image onto a 3-1/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The following Stamping Blends are used:  Dress – Light & Dark Soft Sea Foam, Light & Dark Highland Heather;  Hair – Light Soft Suede, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight; Face/Hands/Feet – Ivory; Ink Pen – Light & Dark Smoky Slate; Hearts – Light Real Red.  Use the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to add highlights.  Or select your favorite Stampin’ Blend colors!
  4. To highlight the wings on the fairy, color them with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  5. Cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  After cutting, adhere to the Soft Seafoam stitched circle with adhesive.  
  6. Adhere to front of card with adhesive.
  7. Stamp sentiments onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Note:  use the Stamparatus for ease in placement and stamping of the phrase.  Cut the sentiment with the label die from the Perfect Parcel Dies (this is also in the 2019-2020 Catalog).  
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card.
  9. Color a strip of 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon using the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.  Let dry for a few minutes before tying into a bow.  Attach bow to card using mini glue dots. 

The full list of project materials is at the end of this post. 

Note: The last day to order the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper is June 3 or while supplies last so don’t delay.   The New Wonders Distinktive Stamp Set and the Perfect Parcel Dies are available starting on June 4.  

Contact me if you wish to host a party and add the New Wonders stamp set to your collection. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Questions welcomed.

Happy Crafting…

Project Materials (click to order)

 

 

 

Accented Blooms

Do you like to color?  The Accented Blooms set is the perfect stamp for coloring!  Since  graduation season is nearing, Congratulatory cards seem to always be in need.  So, today’s card showcases the Accented Blooms stamp set transformed into a congratulatory card.  Though the stamp set does not include a congratulatory message, it is easy to select a sentiment from another stamp set.  The Congratulations sentiment on this card is from the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  After stamping, the sentiment is cut with the coordinating die to create a banner.   Since the floral stamp resembles a field of wildflowers, a variety of Stampin’ Blends colors are chosen to color the flowers.  Notice the Whisper White edging along the card layer panel?   It is a small touch that adds additional visual interest.  Read the card details below the photo to find out were to find the edging die.

Congratulations using Accented Blooms

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ to create a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. Stamp the Accented Blooms bouquet onto a 4″ x 4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  3. Color the blooms on using Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors for this card are: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Mossy Meadow, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo.  Since the card base is Daffodil Delight, touches of the Daffodil Delight blends is colored on the centers of each flower.  Remember – blending different colors of the Stampin’ Blends creates visual interest! 
  4. With the lace edge die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, cut two strips to add along the side edges of the 4″ x 4″ panel.  Attach to the back of the panel using desired adhesive.
  5. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut a tag from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  6. Stamp the congratulatory sentiment in the Lilypad Lake stamp set using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Afterwards, cut with the coordinating banner die from Lakeside Dies.  
  7. Assemble the card as follows: center and attach panel to card front.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the Daffodil Delight tag in the tag area of the blooms.  Next, use mini glue dots to attach the Congratulations banner across the Tailored Tag.  
  8. Embellish the tag with the Daffodil Delight sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins package.
Today’s Tips!
  • Mix it up with other stamps to create another design.  The beauty of the Accented Blooms set is the tag area. There are a variety of sentiments that will fit the area. This enables you to utilize more of your stamp sets for a variety of occasions.
  • Look at all of your die pieces to see if there is a die that will add a “little something” to your card.  The lace edge from the Be Mine Stitched Dies is a perfect example.

Remember to check the Last Chance retiring products list.  We’re midway through May and you’ll want to get your favorite products before they are gone!  Plus if you prefer wood mount stamps, order now as they are retiring.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love to receive your comments.  Just add them in the comments section below.

Happy Crafting…

Project Materials: (click on item to order)

 

 

All About Easter

Happy Monday!  Today the monthly card class featured All About Easter projects.  The group had fun making cards and several treat holders.  Since Easter is approaching in a couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing the projects in the next several posts.  The first of the projects is an Easter greetings card.  Have you seen the bunny from the Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog?  The bunny is so cute so I knew he had to be included in some of the projects.  The bunny also reminds me of the bunny from the Beatrix Potter books.  The Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds dimension to the background layer.  

Card Details:

Create the card base using Crumb Cake cardstock.  Next, texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Attach to the card base using adhesive. 

Stamp the bunny from the Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then color the bunny body using both Crumb Cake Light and Crumb Cake Dark Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Highlight the center of the ears and the bunny abdomen using the Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.  Notice the bunny’s jacket?  The jacket area of the bunny stamp is stamped onto a scrap of Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  After stamping, use paper snips to “fussy cut” the jacket.  To add grass around the bunny, use Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad and the grass stamp from the Fable Friends stamp set.  Cut using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Use the large oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to cut Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Layer the bunny oval onto the Crumb Cake Oval.

Using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment tag uses the Detailed Birthday Elements Framelits Dies which are now discontinued.  However, it’s easy to create a tag using an oblong die such as in the Storybook Scene Thinlits.  Use a handheld circle punch to create the circle to add the Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine.  Add the Bunny Oval to the tufted layer on the card base.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the greeting.  Complete the card by adding Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Basic Pearls to embellish the card.  

Thanks you for stopping by!  Check back on Wednesday to see another All About Easter project!
Project Materials:  (to order, just click on product)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coloring Lovely Lattice

The past few weeks, I have been promoting that during Sale-a-Bration you have the opportunity to earn free product.  One of the many products you can earn is the Lovely Lattice stamp set.   This is a beautiful stamp set that you will have fun coloring.  There are so many techniques you can choose from when you put the images to the paper.  My personal favorite would be to color with the Stampin’ Blends or the Aqua Painter.  Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and earn this set for free with a $50 purchase from my online store.   

There are so many other products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog you can choose from or earn in addition to this stamp set. If you don’t have a Sale-a-Bration catalog, download it here and take a look at all the choices.  You can also download the Occasions catalog here.  Shop all products in my online store here.  Enjoy! 

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Butterflies All Around

With Sale-a-Bration in full swing, you can really take advantage of some of the wonderful free products in the catalog this year.  Take a look below to see how some of the Sale-a-Bration products tie into to the Occasions catalog.  The coordination is wonderful when you are creating projects.  It’s even better with butterflies all around the Occasions Catalog.  One particular area is the Gingham Gala Suite that consists of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Let’s take a look at these products and see how they all coordinate.

Butterflies are so beautiful so I am very excited about all these products that coordinate together.  Sale-a-Bration is all about earning those free products and expanding your craft supplies.  Butterflies are all around this year in the form of the Butterfly Gala bundle.  Enjoy all it has to offer and earn some of it for free.

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Spirited Snowmen Drink Coasters

Looking for a fun project?  These cork Snowman Drink Coasters feature the Spirited Snowmen and are fun to make.  Plus if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive gift you can make a set and package them in less than 30 minutes!  You can find the cork coasters in craft stores or online.  I was able to purchase them from Widget.com last year and it is great that a variety of thicknesses are available for purchase.  Since the coasters have been on the shelf in my craft room, it was time to use them for a project. (How many times have you purchased supplies for a project only to let the items sit idle?!)  I knew the Spirited Snowman stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog would be the perfect stamp set to use on the coasters. 

The snowmen are appropriate to use not just for Christmas but for the entire winter season.  I have made several sets and the cork coasters work great to protect my wood furniture from hot and cold beverages.   

Spirited Snowmen Coasters

Stamping Tip:

To ensure a good stamped impression, I suggest using the Stamparatus.  It also allows you to stamp two images at the same time.  I did not use the magnets to hold the drink coasters in place and was careful to not move the drink coasters until after stamping  using Stazon Jet Black ink. To receive a clear impression, I found it necessary to ink and stamp the image twice.  

Coloring Tips: 

Select a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color desired areas of the snowmen.  To avoid smearing of the Stazon Jet Black ink, color just up to the edge and avoid coloring over the black ink.  Allow the inks to dry for 5-10 minutes, otherwise they can smear.  After drying, the ink is permanent.  In the small detail areas, it is best to stipple with the point end of the Stampin’ Blend versus coloring with a back and forth motion.  Note – when stamping, it is not recommended to use Stazon with Stampin’ Blends but for this project waterproof ink is needed so practice careful coloring techniques.

   Have fun creating your own Spirited Snowmen drink coasters!  

Happy stamping and contact me with any questions…

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