Jan 30 2015

Do you dream in color or black and white?

World of Dreams Cards

 

If you are a "stick to the basics" stamper, there are two stamps sets that are must haves – World of Dreams and Work of Art. Both of these stamp sets look great on their own or used together when making cards using only ink and paper.

I decided to make this same card twice changing up the color. I made the colored one first using Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe. And I like it.

But since I always needs cards for men, I decided to make a black and white version although it really is more shades of gray. This one uses Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray. And I love it!

 

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Jan 29 2015

Corner Garden Tag Card

Corner Garden Note Tag Punch Card

 

I came "this close" to walking away from this card as it just was not right. The tags looked okay, the greeting was okay but it was just off. The original version was layered only on Calypso Coral and Whisper White and there was just too much open space.

As a last try before giving up, I added two more layers of card stock in Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry and it saved the day.  Layers are one of my favorite tools when rubber stamping. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to add a layer or two and if it doesn’t work you can always reuse the card stock on another card.

And when it works it feels great!

 

For this card, I stamped the Corner Garden stamp in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then cut the image into three pieces each just shy of 1-1/2" wide. I punched each piece with the Note Tag Punch being sure to keep the bottom edge even. 

I then burnished the ink on with a sponge dauber. The inks I used were Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana. The Coastal Cabana turned green with the addition of the Crushed Curry ink so I used card stock in Pear Pizzazz to match the green on the tag.

The greeting is from the Simply Wonderful stamp set and the ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack both sale-a-bration freebies that you can choose from with each $60 order placed.

I knotted the Calypso Coral ribbon and then twisted it holding the ribbon in place with mini glue dots. And now that the card is finished with all its layers, I like it. What do you think?

 

 

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Jan 28 2015

Because You Care

 Because You Care Card in Silver

I couldn’t wait for my Because You Care stamp set to arrive since I love the elegant yet fun line art designs in this set. Featured in the Occasions catalogue on page 51, this set is only available to purchase with host dollars.

Right now if you place an order of $200, you will receive $35 in host dollars and 3 sale-a-bration items.  The Because You Care set is value priced from $12 (clear) to $17 (wood). 

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This metallic silver card features a couple of products that just happen to be included in the Weekly Deals – the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and the Texture Boutique Machine. I love how little space this machine especially for embossing folders takes up on my stamping table.

I used lots of silver – satin ribbon, encore ink, embossing powder and the Something Borrowed embellishment. Silver ink was applied with the direct to paper technique to the embossed Pink Pirouette card stock before adding the Smoky Slate card. I cut out the stamped and embossed Whisper White greeting piece with a framelit from Chalk Talk.

To add a bit of a vintage look, I used my heat gun to curl up the satin ribbon bow before adding it to the card. You can tack down the ends with glue dots to ensure they stay where you want them.

The Because You Care set has three greetings plus a frame and two other decorative images. I can’t wait to make more cards with this set.

 

 

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Jan 23 2015

Two Tone Painted Petals

 Painted Petals Card with Two Tone Flowers

I really like the look of this card with two tone flowers from the Painted Petals stamp set.

After stamping the flowers in Calypso Coral ink and the stems in Wild Wasabi ink, I added a circle of Crushed Curry ink to the center of each flower with a sponge dauber. This muted the Calypso Coral ink and allows the Crushed Curry to show through. 

The layers of card stock are Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral and Whisper White. On the Calypso Coral layer, I added a greeting also from Painted Petals in Early Espresso ink.

The Crushed Curry ribbon and Calypso Coral button are both from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack exclusively available during Sale-a-bration 2015 on right now.  I added a small bow of Early Espresso Baker’s Twine to tie all the colors together and to make the button look finished.

There are so many different looks that you can create with the Painted Petals stamp set. You can see two more samples I made here and here. I love the versatility of this stamp set and how easy it is to create unique cards every time you use it.

 

 

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Jan 22 2015

Too Kind Monochrome Card in Coastal Cabana

Too Kind Monochrome Card in Coastal Cabana

 This clean and simple card was made with the Too Kind stamp set – an oldie but a favorite of mine.

The card uses Coastal Cabana and Pool Party to create a monochromatic card. The only embellishments are the folded 1-1/4" circle punch over the greeting piece and the Itty Bitty Epoxy Stickers that I colored with my Coastal Cabana Blendabilites in the lightest color.

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Jan 21 2015

Hello Life for Valentine’s Day

 Hello Life Valentines Card

The weather here has been so warm and wonderful that it’s easy to forget that it’s only January and not spring. And if it’s only January, that means it’s time to start making cards for Valentine’s Day.

A color combination like this – Real Red, Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Whisper White – is great for any masculine and adult valentines you want to make.

To match the Basic Black card, I added designer series paper from Stacked With Love. These papers are black and white on one side and colored on the other. If you love black and white cards like I do, you need to order this paper stack.

Some simple stamping with the Hello Life photopolymer stamp set and a few rhinestones to embellish and the card is done.

There is still time to order and make your cards and projects for Valentine’s Day. What are you waiting for?

 

Hello Life Valentines Card Inside

 The Basic Black card stock is cut to 11" x 5-1/2" and scored at 4-3/16" (or just shy of 4-1/4") and at 8-1/2". The attached Basic Black rectangle is 4-1/4" x 2". Make sure you only apply adhesive to the top half of this piece.

 

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Jan 20 2015

Mini Treat Bag in Lost Lagoon

Mini Treat Bag in Lost Lagoon

 

I couldn’t believe how fast it was to make this Mini Treat Bag with the new thinlits dies from the Occasions catalogue. And how much fun I had.

There are so many different pieces in this set – hearts, stars and circles plus greetings and more. You can make a simple mini treat bag like this one or really dress it up. 

 

For this mini treat bag, I chose the Lost Lagoon patterned paper from the 2014-2016 In Color Background Designer Series Paper Stack. The tag was made with the Angled Tag Topper punch and card stock cut from the thinlits that are included with the mini treat bag set. I picked stars but hearts and circles would have worked just as well.  A bow of Whisper White Baker’s Twine and the tag was ready to add to the treat bag. I attached it with stampin’ dimensionals as I wanted to top to be open. To close the bag instead, you can staple the bag closed or use a small clothespin to hold it shut.

 

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Jan 19 2015

Too Stinkin’ Cute Berry Basket

Berry Basket with 3x3 Mini Cards

Too stinkin’ cute! That’s what everyone says when they see the new Berry Basket from Stampin’ Up! This new Bigz die for the Big Shot die-cutting machine is from the new Occasions 2015 catalogue.

The baskets are very easy to make. For more details, please see the video below.

 

For this project, I made the Berry Basket from Crumb Cake card stock and added a Calypso Coral designer series paper bow. The bow is made with the Bow Builder Punch which is also new.

And what fits perfectly inside? Mini cards with matching envelopes thanks to the Envelope Liners framelits. I’ve always enjoyed making 3"x3" cards since they come together so quickly. I could have made them all the same but decided to mix them up. The cards are all slightly different but have the same Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral color theme with the Elegant Butterfly punch and pearls as embellishments.

This little basket really is just too cute! 

 

 Stampin Up Berry Basket

 The mini cards fit perfectly in the Berry Basket. I tied a length of the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack (free with a $60 order during Sale-a-bration) around the cards to dress them up a bit.
 

 

3x3 Mini Cards with Elegant Butterfly Punch and Pearls

 The four 3"x3" cards that fit the mini square envelopes. Click the photo to see a larger version. 

 

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Jan 18 2015

Butterfly Basics Step Card

Butterfly Basics Stepper Card

 

Today is my mom’s birthday and I wanted to create an extra special card for an extra special lady.

I was working on some fancy fold cards recently and decided to create a stair step card. I like making these cards because you create each panel and then build the card. The base uses 12" x 12" card stock. Although I don’t use this size of card stock frequently, I like to always have some at hand. A great choice is the Neutrals 12" x 12" assorted package.

On the front panel, I added the "Happy Birthday" greeting and then over stamped with the beehive stamp. All images are from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  The Whisper White layer is 4" x 1-1/4" and the Coastal Cabana layer is 4-1/8" x 1-3/8".

The middle panel is the Irresistibly Yours designer series paper sponged with Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana inks. A Whisper White butterfly cut out with the thinlits die and colored with the dark Coastal Cabana Blendabilities completes this layer. The Irresistibly Yours piece is 3" x 4" and the Coastal Cabana is 3-1/4" x 4-1/4".

To finish the card, I added a collage of images and burnished inks on Whisper White. This piece is 3-3/4" x 5. The Pistachio Pudding is 4" x 5-1/4" and the Coastal Cabana is cut to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". This card will fit into a medium envelope.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

 

Butterfly Basics Stepper Card Last Panel

This is a full view of the last panel. I love the collage look made by stamping and sponging. I used Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Sahara Sand inks


Since I thought the panel needed a bit more color. I stamped the small butterfly image onto Coastal Cabana card stock with Sahara Sand ink and punched out the image with the Elegant Butterfly punch. Remembering the odd rule in photography – that the eye prefers odd numbers like three, five, seven, etc – I added three butterflies. 


 

Butterfly Basics Steps

Cut the 12" x 12" Sahara Sand card stock to 4-1/4" x 12".

Score at 1-1/2", 3", 5", 7" and 9-1/2."

 

 

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Jan 16 2015

Tag Card! You’re it!

Love is Kindness Tag Card

Today I spent time creating projects like this one that I am going share with my Dreaming About Rubber Stamps Team this weekend. 

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 The bookmark/tag can be removed from the card.

 

 

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Jan 14 2015

Something Lacy – take your pick! White or Coral

Something Lacy Coral

 

We all have our weaknesses. Those things we just can’t resist. Mine are coffee, books and nail polish.

And background stamps.

 

I love the big background stamps, especially if they have flowers. So, you know I had to order Something Lacy as soon as I saw it. I just had to. And I have no regrets.

I spent a lot of yesterday stamping and I had a lot of mishaps. When those ideas in my head can’t translate onto a card no matter what I tried. It was actually a pretty frustrating stamping day. But Something Lacy never let me down. I made several cards with this stamp (I’ll share them soon) and it all just worked.

 

The white embossed card below is the one I made for my stamp club last night. Janey, one of the ladies who attended, changed her card up and used the Calypso Coral embossing powder instead.  And now I don’t know which I like better.

For both cards, I heat embossed and then colored with the Calypso Coral and Old Olive blendabilities. Remember, these can be your free Sale-a-bration choices with a $60 order.  I added a button and ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack on top of the Crazy For You greeting to finish the card.  


Something Lacy White

 This is my original card with white embossing powder. Everything else is the same.

 

Something Lacy Trio

 Now it’s your turn to take your pick. Do you like the Calypso Coral or the White embossed card better?

Please leave a comment and let me know.

 

 

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Jan 13 2015

Weekly Deals and Better Than E-Mail

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Stampin’ Up! is excited to announce the January photopolymer stamp set, Better Than E-Mail

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