Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Belated Tutorial Tuesday - Baby Pull Toys

Sorry I'm late. Today's tutorial features the adorable Baby Pull Toys in the Jan-Jun Mini catalog (retiring June 30th). I don't have any occasions to make kid cards, but I know many of you do so here you go!

•    Stamp Sets: Baby Pull Toys (154537)
•    Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Basic White (159276), Brights Designer Series Paper (152487)
•    Ink: Early Espresso (147114), Black Memento (132708)
•    Stampin’ Blends Combos: Bermuda Bay (154878), Daffodil Delight (154883), Basic Black (154843), Pumpkin Pie (154897), Smoky Slate (154904), Soft Suede (154906)
•    Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Dies (151770), Pearls (144219), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

•    Card Base: Early Espresso 11 x 4 ¼ score at 5½
•    Cardstock #2: Basic White 4” X 5 ¼”
•    Cardstock #3: Daffodil Delight Designer Paper 3 7/8” X 5 1/8”
•    Cardstock #4: Basic White 4” X 5 ¼”
•    Cardstock #5: Daffodil Delight Designer Paper ¾” X 4”
•    Cardstock #6: Basic White 2” X 2”
•    Cardstock #7: Early Espresso 2 ¼” X 2 ¼”
•    Fold your card base in half to create your card.
•    Using the 2 1/8” Circle Die; die cut the Daffodil Delight Designer Paper #3 as shown.
•    Place your die cut piece of Daffodil Delight Designer Paper over the Basic White #2 piece centering it. Using a pencil lightly draw the die cut circles.
•    Remove the Daffodil Delight Designer Paper and stamp your images shown using Black Memento ink within the perimeter of the circles.
•    Color in your images using the Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede Blends.
•    Erase your pencil marks and adhere to your card front.
•    Adhere the Daffodil Delight Designer Paper to your card front.
•    On a piece of Basic White card stock #6 stamp your sentiment using Early Espresso ink.  Die cut out using the 1 5/8” Circle Die. 
•    Attach to an Early Espresso card stock #7 scallop circle created using the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle die.
•    Attach to your card front as shown using dimensionals.
•    Color 3 big Pearls using the Daffodil Delight Dark Blend and 3 big Pearls using the Soft Suede Dark Blend.
•    Attach your Pearls to the card front as shown.
•    On the Basic White card stock #4 adhere the strip of Daffodil Delight Designer Paper #5 to the bottom edge.
•    In the upper left hand corner stamp one of your Pull Toy images and color in with the Blends.
•    Attach to the inside of your card.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

CCM Saturday Hop - Yellow Submarine

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is shades of yellow, and I do love a cheerful, sunny-looking card. Since I don't have a submarine stamp *grin* I went with (what else) flowers! This gave me the perfect opening to use some new preorder items from the 2021-22 Stampin' Up! annual catalog, and that catty is something to look forward to, let me tell ya!

Today's project uses the Color & Contour bundle, consisting of the thirteen piece photopolymer stamp set and 8 piece Scalloped Contours Dies. Oh, my heart, they are so beautiful! There are pierced, stitched, dotted, and embossed scallops which are going to make lovely layers. I used the dotted scalloped border on some Pansy Petals DSP and glued it to the Basic White card base, then stamped the leaf flourish in black.

The flower outlines and the spatters were stamped in Bumblebee and the flower fillers in Mango Melody. The coordinating die cut the blossoms out and they were then adhered over some loops of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon. All that was left was to stamp the greeting and add some gold Metallic Pearls to the centers of the flowers. I really like this card and think I'll do some more in different colors with different greetings.

That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner has made!

Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Color & Contour Bundle
  • Basic White Cardstock and Pansy Petals DSP
  • StazOn Jet Black, Bumblebee and Mango Melody Classic Ink
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Bumblebee 1/4" Gingham Ribbon, Metallic Pearls
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, April 9, 2021

Color & Contour Sneak Peek!

So.... have you heard the new Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 annual catalog is coming soon? If not, do you live under a rock?

 Smiley from Millan.Net 

Because almost everyone I know in the stamping world is talking about it and, if they were lucky enough to do a demo preorder, sharing samples made with the fabulous goodies! And that's what I plan to do right now.

First of all, may I just say how much I LOVE all the new In Colors this year?! I've made up little samplers to go out with the new catalogs so everyone can see for themselves how lovely the colors are. (BTW, if you aren't already a demo and don't have a demo you usually order from, and would like a catalog, contact me.)

You know how I love layers, and you know I also love dies, so the Color & Contour bundle was made just for me by Stampin' Up! (Not really, but they sure do seem to "get" me!)

Look at those lovely dies - they have pierced, dotted, stitched, and embossed ones! So naturally I had to pair them with two new In Colors, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, along with a pop of Bumblebee (from the Pansy Petals DSP).

And look at that adorable little bee embellishment! Isn't it the bee's knees? So I guess there are five sneak peek here: Two new In Colors, the Pansy Petals DSP, the bee embellishment, the Scalloped Contours Dies, and the Color & Contour stamp set.

Check back tomorrow for another card using this bundle on the Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!