Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Sweet as a Peach

Happy Tuesday, Stampers! I'm keeping those of you in harm's way (hurricane & fires) in my prayers.

Today's card features Sweet as a Peach, but without any peaches! NOTE: Starting with today's tutorial, I won't be listing things like adhesives or tools like snips, paper trimmer, or die cut machine. I'm going to assume most of you have them. 😉

•    Stamp Sets: Sweet as a Peach (155050), Bundled savings with dies (155823)
•    Cardstock: Petal Pink (146985), Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Sea Foam (146988)
•    Ink: Calypso Coral (122925), Memento Black (132708)
•    Tools & Accessories: Peach Dies (155829), Scalloped Contours Dies (155560), Matte Black Dots (154284), Bumblebee Trinkets (155568)
•    Designer Paper: Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (155807)
•    Card Base: Petal Pink- 8 ½" x 5 ½" (score and fold at 4 ¼")
•    Cardstock #1: Very Vanilla- 3 ½" x 4" for sentiment and flowers
•    Cardstock #2: Soft Sea Foam- small scrap for leaves
•    Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper: Dotted print is 1 ½" x 5 ½" &
plaid print is 1" x 5 ½"
•    Fold card base in half and attach the dotted piece of designer paper to the card front on the right side along the edge using multipurpose liquid glue. Then, use the scalloped edge die on the card front along the opening about ½" from the edge. Run through the die cutting machine.
•    Then, add the plaid designer paper to the inside of the card so you can see it along the edge of the opening.
•    Stamp the trio of larger flowers on your Very Vanilla cardstock using Calypso Coral Ink and Memento Black for the centers and die cut using the matching die. Using the same piece of Very Vanilla cardstock die cut the scalloped rectangle for the sentiment.
•    Stamp the small or mini trio of flowers in Calypso Coral ink on the card base as shown in the photo, stamped off. (Use second generation stamping where you ink up your stamp then stamp off one time on scrap paper before stamping on your project. This will give you a lighter shade of color.)
•    Stamp the sentiments on the die cut scalloped piece using Memento Black ink.
•    Attach the sentiment to the card front as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
•    Add all flowers to the card front popping up the largest one by the sentiment and the medium one at the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
•    Die cut 4 sets of the leaves using Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Use multipurpose liquid glue to attach the leaves near the flowers.
•    Add 3 Matte Black Dots around the sentiment and one Bumblebee Trinket on your card.

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Well Wishes

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Well Wishes and I think telling someone they're the best counts, right? I used the Encircled in Friendship bundle and kind of switched things up a little. Instead of gluing the die cut background to the card and popping the image up on dimensionals, I did the opposite.

I really like how the die cut shows off the depth and frames the image!

That's my share for today. Click the Next button to jump over 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:

  • Encircled in Friendship Bundle
  • Basic White and Crumb Cake cardstock
  • Memento ink plus Poppy Parade & Old Olive Stampin' Blend Combos
  • Layering Circles dies
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Encircled in Friendship

Isn't this card just swoon-worthy? I love the subtle colors of the Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP and how the bright floral accent catches your eye!

•    Stamp Sets: Encircled in Friendship (155408)
•    Cardstock: Basic White (159276), Vellum (101856)
•    Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406), Old Olive (147090), Calypso Coral (147101)
•    Tools & Accessories: Encircled in Beauty Dies (155546), Simply Elegant Trim (155766), Blender Pen (102845), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
•    DSP:  Expressions in Ink (1455464), Gold Metallic (156844)

•    Card Base: Basic White 4 ¼” x 11”
•    Cardstock #1: Vellum ¾” x 4”
•    DSP #1: Expressions in Ink 4” x 5 ¼”
•    DSP #2: Gold Metallic 4” x 4”

•    Cut a 4 ¼” x 11” Basic White card base. Fold in half.
•    Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP and adhere to the card front.
•    Cut a medallion from Gold Metallic paper and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
•    Stamp the sentiment onto Vellum cardstock using Jet Black Stazon ink.
•    Trim to size and adhere to the doily using glue dots.
•    On a scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp (2) flowers using Jet Black Stazon ink.
•    Color the flowers using Calypso Coral ink and Blender pen.
•    Color the stems & leaves using Old Olive ink and Blender pen. Cut flowers out.
•    Adhere the flowers to the left side of the doily using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
•    Tie a bow in the gold trim and adhere to the flowers using a glue dot.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Mini Catalog, Dies Only

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is our favorite dies from the Jul-Dec mini with NO stamping, other than a greeting. This one was easy for me because I'm entranced by the Christmas Trees Dies that are part of the Whimsy & Wonder Suite on pages 24 and 25.

After die cutting the tree in Basic White and stamping the greeting, a Window Sheet was cut to fit the back and adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then strips of foam adhesive were added around the edges of the tree as well as the 4" x 5-1/4" card panel.

I put a pile of sequins on the Soft Succulent card base and used the Take Your Pick Tool to pick out the ones I didn't want to use (all the silver ones). That tool is so handy, not just for plucking out unwanted sequins, but for cleaning up stray bits of embossing powder before using the heat tool, too!

The garland on the tree and the stars were adhered with Shimmery Crystal Effects. That's all from me for today! Click the Next button to jump over 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:

  • Whimsical Trees cling stamp set (greeting)
  • Basic White and Soft Succulent cardstock
  • Gold Foil Sheets and Window Sheets
  • Evening Evergreen ink
  • Christmas Trees Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Sequins For Everything and Subtle Shimmer Sequins
  • Take Your Pick tool
  • Tear & Tape, Shimmery Crystal Effects, and Foam Adhesive Strips

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Control Freaks Magnificent MINI!

The Control Freaks' theme this month is the MAGNIFICENT MINI! That leaves it wide open to us for any any the seventy-plus pages of goodies, so I can't wait to see what the other Freaks chose! If you just landed here from Melissa, The Stamp Doc, welcome! There are five of us on this hop, so it won't take long.

I chose the Blackberry Beauty Suite that starts on page 44 of the Jul-Dec Mini. It's packed FULL of beautiful products: the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set with matching Beautiful Leaves dies, The gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP and Gold Shimmer Vellum, plus the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack AND the Gold Shimmer Ribbon. So. Much. Shiny. Stuff!

The first card is a simple design showing off the DSP. All I had to do was stamp the greeting, die cut it and pop it up on a Early Espresso mat.

Oh, and add a few Brushed Metallic Dots. *grin*

The next card shows off the shimmer vellum and the owl from the ephemera pack.

The background was embossed with the Timber 3D folder and a bit of Cork Specialty Paper set off the sentiment. Look at how shimmery that vellum is!

The last card is a little more elaborate, showcasing the DSP again along with the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.

I love the Swallow image in this set. It was inked with Blackberry Bliss using a sponge dauber so you can really see the detail.

That's all from me for today. Up next is Bree, the Craft-somnia Momma!


Monday, August 16, 2021

Stamp Review Crew - Butterfly Brilliance

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Butterfly Brilliance 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 Lou's blog, With a Bow on Top, welcome! There are five of us today, so the hop won't take too long, but it's sure to be inspiring!

Butterfly Brilliance is interesting in that it's a single cling stamp, like a background stamp, with all the butterfly images in one. It has a 12 piece die set that matches called Brilliant Wings, and of course if you buy them together, you save 10% on the bundle. You can cut them all out at once with the outline die and then add the detailed dies on top if you want.

I have three cards to share today, and all of them use Inspired Thoughts for the greetings, since Butterfly Brilliance doesn't have any sentiments. I'll start with the simple CAS one.

Sometimes it's best to keep it simple with a sympathy card, and this couldn't get much simpler. I brushed a Coastal Cabana background on the card base, then added spatters with the matching Stampin' Write Marker.

The butterfly was die cut from Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (SAB item) and popped up on dimensionals.

The greeting was stamped in Gray Granite for a subtle look. I thought black would be too harsh. The next card is a bit more cheerful! It also uses some SAB paper (Beautifully Penned), but I added a bit of yellow to the black & white background with a sponge dauber to match the swallowtail butterfly.

The seam binding ribbon was colored with a Stampin' Blend, and almost didn't make it onto the card...I caught the orange furry feline carrying it off when my back was turned. Little stinker! There's a strip of Tear & Tape with Gold Leafing behind the ribbon.

The greeting was heat embossed and die cut with the Messages Die. I think the black, white, and yellow color combination is so cheerful!

The last card is so striking in real life, and I just could not get a decent photo of it! What looks like black is really Blackberry Bliss and it looks so awesome with the vellum toned-down Daffodil Delight background.

The butterfly was die cut from the new Blackberry Beauty DSP and the splatter die was used to let the gold mat peek through in a couple places.

A bit of Gold Shimmer Ribbon tied the Blackberry Bliss greeting in with the card.

That's my share for today, so click NEXT to see what the awesomely creative Mike at Stampin-Style has made, or go back and review what Lou did!

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