Friday, May 25, 2018

My Inky Friends Challenge #6 - Color Combo!

Heart's Delight Cards, Varied Vases, MIFDC6, Stampin' Up!

Here's a fun color combination for this month's My Inky Friends Design Challenge, inspired by page 63 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog. I love the bright, summery colors, of Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay, don't you? It reminds me of all the flowers that have started blooming around here, so naturally I had to "pick" some flowers from Varied Vases for my card. (Get it? *Pick* Heehee!)

http://myinkyfriends.blogspot.com/

I stamped the vases from with VersaMark ink on the colored cardstock before punching them out. Unfortunately, it's so subtle you can barely see it! Next time, I'll heat emboss in clear so that will make them more visible.

Heart's Delight Cards, Varied Vases, MIFDC6, Stampin' Up!

I laid the vases where I wanted them over the frame (Swirly Frames) and decided which flowers to use. Then the vases were slid out of the way to stamp the flower stems. After adding the color fill (2-Step stamping), the vases were popped up on dimensionals.

Heart's Delight Cards, Varied Vases, MIFDC6, Stampin' Up!

The challenge is open until June 8th, so you have plenty of time to play along! Just click the banner to see what the rest of the Design Team did with this challenge, and to add your creation. Here are the guidelines:

1. Follow the general design of a sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors are listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
2. Create something new that has not been posted before.
3. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery, please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky. 
4. Feel free to combine with up to three challenges, as long a you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
5. Have fun!


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake

https://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2018/05/sweet-cupcake.html

The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who hope to inspire creativity by focusing on a single stamp set each month. It's fun to see how many different looks you can get from each set! The Crew's spotlight this time is on Sweet Cupcake which, alas, is retiring at the end of this month. If you started at the beginning, hang in there - I'm the last stop after Stesha over at Stampin' Hoot. If you started here with me, then just follow the links to take the whole tour. There are nine of us on this hop, so there's bound to be some "yummy" ideas!

Heart's Delight Cards, Sweet Cupcake, Cupcake Cutouts, Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake, Masculine Birthday, Stampin' Up!

I've made lots of sweet cupcakes with pink frosting swirls, but I thought a masculine-looking double Z-fold card would be something different, so this is what I came up with! And who doesn't love a cupcake with a generous swirl of chocolate frosting?

Heart's Delight Cards, Sweet Cupcake, Cupcake Cutouts, Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake, Masculine Birthday, Stampin' Up!

It looks rather plain on the front, but when you open it, there's a surprise inside!

Heart's Delight Cards, Sweet Cupcake, Cupcake Cutouts, Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake, Masculine Birthday, Stampin' Up!

I used some retired Crushed Curry Stampin' Emboss Powder for the "Make A" so that it would coordinate with the Crushed Curry cardstock "Wish." I think it turned out kind of cute, with the candle appearing behind the cupcake when you open it!

Heart's Delight Cards, Sweet Cupcake, Cupcake Cutouts, Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Cupcake, Masculine Birthday, Stampin' Up!

Just a reminder: Chocolate Chip is one of the colors retiring the end of the month, as are the True Gentleman DSP and Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies. Get 'em while you can!

Now hop on over to see what Dawn, at Tiddbits from Dawn, has in store for you.

https://stampinhoot.com/2018/05/sweet-cupcake-stamp-review-crew/
http://thispinkrooster.com/









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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sneaky Peeks from the Control Freaks!


Time for a new Tour de Freaks blog hop, and this month we are sharing some awesome sneak peeks from the new 2018-2019 annual catalog, which starts in less than two weeks, woohoo!!!  Whether you got here from Debbie's blog, Debbie's Designs, or are starting here, just follow the links to take the whole tour.

Heart's Delight Cards, Accented Blooms, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stampin' Up!,

Two of my many, many favorite things from the new catalog are the Accented Blooms stamps set (because, well....COLORING!), and the beautiful Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies (because, well....Mr. Big!). And these dies not only cut the most intricate butterfly or floral looking die cut, but they can be used with the Big Shot Embossing Mats to emboss instead of cut!

Heart's Delight Cards, Accented Blooms, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stampin' Up!,

My first card shows the die cut layered behind the colored and fussy-cut image. It's so elegant and lacy. I just love it!

Heart's Delight Cards, Accented Blooms, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stampin' Up!,

For the second card, I used the die and embossing mat and just pressed the impression into the Granny Apple Green background. This time, instead of fussy-cutting the whole image, I stamped it again and cut some of the flowers to pop up. Sure do love those Stampin' Blends markers. I can't wait for June 1st, because there will be eleven new colors available, including me new favorite green! WOOT!

Heart's Delight Cards, Accented Blooms, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stampin' Up!,

That's my sneak peek to share today. Now jump on over to see what Dawn has to wow you!

http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2018/05/controlfreaksmay2018.html

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lots of Happy Birthday

Heart's Delight Cards, Lots of Happy Card Kit, Detailed With Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Yesterday was a stamping friend's birthday, so I used one of the die cuts from the Lots of Happy card kit (which is carrying over, woohoo!) and the new Stitched Labels Framelits dies to make her a card.

Heart's Delight Cards, Lots of Happy Card Kit, Detailed With Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

You've seen that stitched/cross stitched background on another card that I posted a few days ago. It is so easy to add an interesting texture to your project with those Stitched Labels! Look at the detail!

Heart's Delight Cards, Lots of Happy Card Kit, Detailed With Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

So, after coloring the die cuts and popping them up on the textured background, it was a simple matter to add a bit of ribbon and the birthday greeting on a label from the same die set. I think it turned out lovely!

Heart's Delight Cards, Lots of Happy Card Kit, Detailed With Love, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

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