Monday, January 15, 2018

Waterfront, CAS Thank You

Thanks, Thank You, Friend, Occasions 2018, Scenic, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront

This is the card I started to make when I was testing colors, which resulted in yesterday's card. I've seen some other really intriguing color combinations on Pinterest, too! Think "purple mountains majesty." There are lots more looks that I want to try!

Thanks, Thank You, Friend, Occasions 2018, Scenic, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront

The Pool Party textured cardstock is retired. It would be wonderful if that textured cardstock was brought back. It sure adds a nice, subtle bit of texture without using an embossing folder.

Thanks, Thank You, Friend, Occasions 2018, Scenic, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront

Measurements

 Image panel: Very Vanilla 3-3/16" x 4-1/4"
 Mat: Kraft (retired, can sun Crumb Cake) 3-3/8" x 4-7/16"
 Background: Pool Party 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
 Card base: Very Vanilla 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Waterfront, Masculine Birthday

Waterfront, Occasions 2018, Stampin' Up!, Hand Stamped, Masculine Birthday,

This card was the result of a happy accident! I had grabbed a scrap of Very Vanilla to test different color combinations for a card I planned to make using the Waterfront stamp set. I fully expected to toss it in the trash, as I do most other card making "tests" but I ended up really liking it! (Well, except for where I messed up a little bit.)

Waterfront, Occasions 2018, Stampin' Up!, Hand Stamped, Masculine Birthday,

That was easily remedied by cutting off the bad part with the large Stitched Shapes Framelit circle. Since I had this "useful bit" staring at me, I turned it into a nice masculine birthday card! I might give this to my hubby next month. Maybe.

Waterfront, Occasions 2018, Stampin' Up!, Hand Stamped, Masculine Birthday,

I thought the Pinewood Planks made a nice background. After embossing the Crumb Cake, I dragged the Soft Suede ink pad across it so the wood grain would show. Anhoo, I really am besotted with this stamp set. I love the watercolor look, and how quickly I can put together a tranquil scene. You should try it!

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tutti-Frutti Cake Soirée


I love free stuff, don't you? That's one of the reasons I love when Sale-A-Bration comes around, because, well....FREE STUFF! One of the freebies I got was the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes on pg. 14 of the SAB brochure. You get sixteen pre-printed card bases with matching envelopes (four each of 4 designs), which makes whipping a card up EASY! Even though it was made to coordinate with the Fruit Basket Suite, it works just as well for any other stamp set, as I did here with the Cake Soirée set.


This couldn't have been much simpler. I stamped open blossoms and sprigs on the card base with Basic Black Archival ink, and then the gift box and greeting on the white cardstock. After coloring the gift box with blender pens, some Lemon Lime Twist mini striped ribbon was added. An offset layer of black was adhered beneath it, and then the whole thing was adhered to the card base.


See the mini pearls (hey, I remember her!) added randomly on the sprigs? Those were colored with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Marker. Sadly, those tiny pearls are no longer available. I wish Stampin' Up! would bring them back. I use these WAY more than the largest size pearls.

Measurements

 Whisper White 2-1/2" x 3-5/8"
 Basic Black 2-1/2" x 3-5/8"

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Friday, January 12, 2018

My Inky Friends Time to Sale-A-Brate


Hello, stamping friends! My Inky Friends are so excited to be showing this year's wonderful selection of Sale-A-Bration items from Stampin' Up! - seriously, I think this is the best SAB ever! I guess because this marks their 30th year, they pulled out all the stops!

If you started at the beginning and are hopping in order, you just landed here from Shelley's Miss Mad Stamper blog where she featured Party Pandas. SO stinkin' cute! If you are starting here, just follow the link at the bottom to go on to the next stop, and so on until you see them all!

I chose the Amazing You stamp set, and the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits. I like to recognize my stamping team members' achievements, and this set just perfectly fits the occasion! Up first is a card for the member who was tops in sales last month. The 'celebrate' and 'you' were stamped, and the 'amazing' was die cut from the Thinlits. The black filigree die cut is from Petals & More in the Occasions catalog.


Since we're showing off items on the SAB brochure, I chose the Bubbles & Fizz DSP that is another freebie available with a qualifying purchase. Love the stars! Some more bling was added with the Gold Glitter Flakes (also in the Occasions catalog).


Up next is a little gift for my top seller for the last quarter. Sometimes it's the same person, but this time it wasn't! More of the Bubbles & Fizz DSP was used to make a bag that would accommodate a pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes. (These self-adhesive shapes are so convenient, and they can be colored with Stampin' Blends to match any project!)


Stampin' Blends were used to color the flower, which was stamped three times and fussy cut, with dimensionals between each layer. I added a couple of long-tail banners that match the card, and some glitz with the gold and black mini sequin trim.


That's all I have to share today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Up next is Sara at Lily's Ink Pad; she's highlighting the Celebrate You Thinlits, which is one of the two premium choices.

http://www.lilyinkpad.com/2018/01/my-inky-friends-time-to-sale-brate-blog.html
https://missmadstamper.blogspot.com/2018/01/inky-friends-time-to-sale-brate-party.html