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Monday, February 19, 2018

Up Up and Away Double Slider Masculine Birthday Card

Card Stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Stampin' Up Stamps:  Up Up and Away, Balloon Adventures, Hello
Die Set:  Lift Me Up

Volia' Dinner Card Invitation

Stampin' Up Volia' Italian Dinner Invitation

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks:  Momento, Stampin' Blends
Other:  Nesting Oval Dies

Lucky Elephant Shaker Card Invitation

Stampin' Up Lucky Elephant Shaker Card Thai Dinner Invitation

Card Stock:  Real Red, Gold, Whisper White
Inks:  Basic Gray, Smooch and Smooch Glitz
Misc:  White embossing powder, seed beads, sequins, computer generated wording

Friday, February 9, 2018

Petal Palette Sympathy

Fellow Demonstrator LeeAnn Greff has a video on making this Double Flap card, which can be found here: 

(Note:  Read the comments below the video for corrected sizes/scoring)

To make this card my own, I have added the die cut little bird (popped up on a dimenational) from Petal Palette Memories & More Card Pack to hold the little flap closed.  You can also mirror image the bird stamp from Petal Palette stamp set then cut it out with the Petals & More die (on the back side).

Birthday Wishes

Mixing It Up!

Stampin' Up Products Used:

Happy Wishes Stamp Set
Gold Faceted Gems
Stampin' Dimensionals
Petals & More Thinlits Dies
Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
Flower Shop Stamp Set (R)
Pansy Punch (R)
Penned and Painted Stamp Set (R)
Raspberry Ripple Card Stock (R)

Close To My Heart:
My Reflections Happy Times designer paper

Bird Banter

Stampin' Up items used for this card:

Whisper White Card Stock
Watercolor Paper
Brusho Crystal Colour
Bird Banter Stamp Set
Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies (R)
Stampin' Blends Markers
White Perfect Accents
Misc. DSP
Stampin' Dimensionals
Layering Circle Dies

Elizabeth Craft Rectangle Dies
Thick Black Card Stock

Beautiful Peacock, Beautiful Friend

Stampin' Up items used for this card:

Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set
Thick Whisper White Card Stock
Island Indigo, Emerald Envy, Rich Razzelberry Card Stock and Stampin' Pads
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details (R)

Beautiful Day Amazing You

Stampin' Up items used:

Beautiful Day Stamp Set
Amazing You Stamp Set
Brusho Crystal Color
Watercolor Paper
Gold Embossing Powder
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Stampin' Spritzer

Navy Satin Ribbon

Get Well Soon Kit In A Box

With Flu and Cold season upon us, I designed the little box to hold a few "feel better" supplies.

Stampin' Up products used for this project:
Eastern Beauty Stamp Set
Always In My Thoughts Stamp Set (R)
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock
Layering Circle dies
Calypso Coral Ribbon (R)

Recollections designer paper stack
Lip Balm
Cough Drops

SUO Double Slider Cards

Dragonfly Dreams Double Slider Card
Stampin' Up Only

Stampin' Up Products used for this project:
Strawberry Slush Card Stock (R)
Whisper White Card Stock
Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Gold Foil Sheets
Gold Sequins (R)
Gold Embossing Powder
3/4" x 15/16" Small Oval Punch (R)
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies
Stamp Sets (R):
  Elementary Elegance
  Bear Hugs
  My Little Valentine
Versamark Pad
Strawberry Slush Stampin'  Pad
Flirty Flamingo Ribbon (R)

Nature Walk Double Slider Card
Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up Products used for this project:

Early Expresso Card Stock
Bermuda Bay Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Nature Walk Stamp Set (R)
In The Meadow Stamp Set (R)
Something to Say Stamp Set (R)
Stampin' Blends Markers
Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Pad
Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad
(Feel Better Soon is not a SU stamp)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Amazing You

I cased this card from a photograph from Stampin Up showing several cards created by their concept artists.  This card uses one of the Free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets "Amazing You".  Here is what I used to make this beautifully layered card:

Peekaboo Peach card base, Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Whisper White card stock pieces.

Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral inks.  Versamark with Copper and White embossing powders.

Amazing You stamp set.

Pick A Pattern Washi Tape.

White lacy doily.

Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Electric Layers Thinlits, and Hearts Framelits dies.

Some fussy cutting.

Copper Sequins and Glitter Enamel Dot.

Outrigger Birthday

I needed a special card for a special friend who is an awesome athlete, celebrating a birthday.  She just returned from a trip to the Cook Islands when she had been outrigging and I thought a card depicting an outrigger would be appropriate.  Now I don't know anything at all about boats, so I had to look up photographs of outriggers.  I sketched a scene onto watercolor paper and painted it with my Sakura Koi Water Colors and gave it some definition with some Stampin' Up watercolor markers, and a kind of dotted sand stamp from the Stampin' Up Waterfront set.  I stamped a birthday greeting from the Stampin' Up Balloon Adventures stamp set, matted it with basic black card stock and mounted it onto the front of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" heavy card stock base.

Petal Palette

Stampin' Up Petal Palette Stamp Set designs:

My first card was inspired by a design by Jenny Hall (Jenny Hall Designs).  For my version of this card, I stamped the lovely little bird from the Petal Palette stamp set on Whisper White card stock, then stamped it again on a clear acrylic stamping block and immediately pressed this onto another piece of Whisper White.  Both birds colored with Blends and cut out using the matching die set Petals and More.

I sponged Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight ink over the area behind the cut out circles to add color and depth to the leaves and birds.

My second card was inspired by The Card Concept #84 (Sweet Inspiration) challenge for 
January 2018.  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


This is my entry to the Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Red Box Challenge made from the December 2017 Flora & Flutter Kit:

Thick Whisper White card base 4 1/4" x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2" topped with
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Berry Burst card stock.
Glimmer Paper from the kit was sponged with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, then 1/4" was trimmed from one side to back the sentiment.  A Calypso Coral Die Cut Element also from the kit was adhered to the Glimmer Paper with Dimensionals then glued to the Berry Burst card stock with Tombow adhesive. Three Berry Burst adhesive backed sequins from the Tutti-Frutti collection were added to the flowers.  
The butterfly die from the kit was stamped in Berry Burst onto a die cut also from the kit and adhered with a touch of Tombow adhesive.
Thank You was stamped onto a 1/2" strip of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and adhered wto a 13/16" strip of Calypso Coral card stock, then to the strip of glimmer card stock cut from the background piece.

Thank you for taking a peek.  I love all of the Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kits as they spark my imagination and creativity.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Color Me Happy

Here are some cards from my Color Me Happy Workshop

This workshop was set up so that everyone could play with all of the new beautiful Stampin' Blends alcohol markers by Stampin' Up.  The Color Me Happy stamp set and a few items and elements from the Color Me Happy Project Kit were used here.

This little 2 1/2" x 3" box was inspired by Artisan Design Team Member Paula Dobson.