Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Friends Are Like Seashells

Hey, stampers! Just got back home form having skin cancer surgery, so I'm a wee bit late today. (PSA - get your spots checked! Catching something early leads to the best outcome.) Anyhoo, I thought this card was so soft and lovely that I just had to share!

•    Stamp Sets: Friends are like Seashells (154368) *bundle (156205)
•    Cardstock: Very Vanilla Thick (144237), Pearlescent Specialty Paper (154291), Early Espresso (119686), Petal Pink (146985)
•    Ink: Early Espresso (147114), Petal Pink (147108)
•    Tools & Accessories: Seaside Seashells Dies (156095), Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Seashells 3D Embossing Folder (154309), Opal Rounds (154290), Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

•    Card Base: Thick Very Vanilla 11 x 4¼ score at 5½
•    Cardstock #2: Early Espresso 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
•    Cardstock #3: Petal Pink 5¼ x 4
•    Cardstock #4: Pearlescent Specialty Paper 5 ¼  x 4
•    Cardstock #5: Pearlescent Specialty Paper 4 x 1-1/2
•    Fold your card base in half to create your card.
•    Adhere the Early Espresso card stock #2 to your card front.
•    Place the Seaside Seashells Die onto the Pearlescent Specialty Paper #4 and run it through your Cut & Emboss Machine.
•    Place your Die cut inside the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and run it through your Cut & Emboss Machine.
•    Using your scissors hand cut out the little Seashell (the one where the sentiment would have been covering).
•    Place the Petal Pink card stock #3 inside the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and run it through your Cut & Emboss Machine.
•    Adhere your Seaside Seashells die cut piece to the Petal Pink card stock using liquid glue.
•    Trim off any excess from the sides and adhere to your card front.
•    On the Pearlescent Specialty Paper #5 stamp your sentiment using Early Espresso ink.  Dip in Clear Embossing Powder shake off excess and heat with heat tool.
•    Die cut out with the Tasteful labels die shown.
•    Attach to your card front using dimensionals covering the section you hand cut the shell out of.
•    Attach the Shell you hand cut out using dimensionals as shown.
•    Attach your Opal Rounds as shown.
•    On the inside of your card stamp the shells shown using Early Espresso ink and Petal Pink ink.

Monday, March 1, 2021

SOTW - Inspiring Iris

Happy first day of March! Spring is right around the corner, and I've seen the first green shoots of daffodils and irises popping up around here. It won't be long until blossoms are open and bees are happily buzzing around. Today's card was inspired by the signs of Spring. I love irises - they remind me of my great grandmother's lovely irises and roses all around her house. Their scent takes my back to my childhood!

The irises were stamped twice - once on the image panel and once on a scrap with Basic Gray and colored with Highland Heather, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. The blooms on the scrap were fussy cut and popped up over the others, giving the look of a stand of irises in the garden.

Some Highland Heather was buffed onto Shimmery White cardstock with Blending Brushes and then the cardstock was embossed with the Tasteful Textures 3D folder. I borrowed the greeting from Springtime Joy (stamped in Gorgeous Grape) and added some leaves from the Dandy Laser-cut Paper behind the popped up image. And some Opal Rounds, of course!


  • Card base: Highland Heather 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  • Embossed background: Shimmery White 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
  • Image panel: Basic White 1-5/8" x 3-1/4"
  • Mat: Highland Heather 1-3/4" x 3-3/8"
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Stamp Review Crew - Itty Bitty Greetings

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Itty Bitty Greetings edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Mary's blog, Center Stage Stamping, welcome! There are six of us today; we're small but mighty (like the stamp set)!

Itty Bitty Greetings is a 32 piece cling stamp set with a sentiment for just about every occasion. Since it's nothing but greetings, it will pair with any other stamp set just beautifully!

I used the 'Showered With Love' greeting in the Stamparatus to do a Hinge-Step technique for the first card, and paired it with Under My Umbrella.

Feeling rather purple-ish today, LOL. Stamped the umbrella with Gorgeous Grape on the (coming in May) Highland Heather Subtles DSP. I extended the handle by punching two pieces and gluing them together. The Gorgeous Grape bow covers the seam.

The greeting on the next card was paired with the Art Gallery stamp set. Again I used some soon to be released DSP (Brights this time) along with a bit of True Love DSP from the Jan-Jun Mini.

I think the bit of black really makes the image and greeting pop!

That's my share for today, so jump on over to see what my friend Mickey at Paper Conversation has made!

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