Today the mail came and inside was my framelits for Bike Ride from Stampin’ Up! Of course I had to give it a try!
I wanted mountains in my picture so I tore some Post-It notes and stuck them to the top of my card:
I then sponged lightly Dapper Denim at the top, making the part closer to the Sticky Notes darker, and then fading the color away.
I ran the cardstock that I was using through the Big Shot with the bumpy rock thinlit under the paper, then ran it though. This gave the Cardstock the bumps! They look like rocks so I sponged over them using Soft Suede, this highlighted the rocks! I was so tickled by this! Normally you put your thinlit OVER your cardstock to cut it out, but this time I wanted the impression. Came out pretty didn’t it!?
I stamped the Bike in Fresh Fig, SU’s NEW In Color! I also stamped the basket in it! The dog’s scarf is Fresh Fig too!
Here is the card:
The thinlits I used are the bike frame, dog, basket, flowers and butterflies. Oh! And my favorite the rocks!
The butterflies are cut out of the Designer Series Paper Birthday Memories:
I LOVE this thinlit! Just cut out the butterfly and it has the antenna, wings and ALL! I HAD to add Dazzling Diamonds to make them look even prettier!
The Measurements are the normal card size with the Base being in Fresh Fig 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at the 5 1/2″ line to make the card.
The Whisper White is 4″ x 5 1/4″ And scraps for all the cut outs! This was a really fun card to make!! I love how you can make so many different things be on the bike! Just change out your background and the stamp set can be for sooooo many different occasions!
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Today I am going to share with you a card I am making in this month’s classes! I just LOOOOOVE this new stamp set Birthday Delivery! The best part of this set is that the thinlits cut out the stamped image AND the image printed on the DSP!! (Designer Series Paper)
If you are in a hurry and don’t want to stamp and color an image (it doesn’t happen very often!) you can always just take out the DSP and cut your image out of that! Stampin’ Up! has made it so simple to do a fast and easy card!
Here is the card I am doing in June’s class:
Isn’t he cute!!?? I used the Watercolor Pencils to color him in, and the Blender Pen to smoothe it all out! This is my new favorite way to color! No more streaks! No more worrying about putting too much ink on! Those pencils makes my job in blending so much easier! You HAVE to try them out!
I used the new punch, Pretty Label to stamp the Surprise! on and it fit perfectly! I used the Brick Wall embossing folder to make the ‘house’ part of the card and I used the Hearth and Home thinlits to make the window! Using Window Sheets the same width of the ‘window’ makes this look like a real window!
This is an impressive card, but it really is so easy! I hope you enjoyed this! Click on any product picture below and you will be taken straight to my online store!! When you place an order with me, I will send you a handmade card AND a small gift to let you know how much I appreciate you! Please use this Hostess code when ordering: C62FFAR3
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Last Friday, I had my Catalog Launch Party and I had two Prizes that those who attended could win!
The first one uses the Birthday Delivery bundle! LOVE this bundle, it is so much fun to play with! Did you know that the thinlits not only fit the STAMPED images, but also fits the images on the Designer Series Paper (aka DSP)?! It’s so versatile and you KNOW I love to get more from my stamping dollars!
I LOVE how the Chef has his can that will spray out the words “It’s your big day!” Isn’t that so cute! The balloons are fun to add, I had to ‘fussy cut’ the bear but it was super simple. I’m sorry to say that I gave this away BEFORE I measured it! I ‘think’ it was 8″ x 10″. I made it on Thursday and I had a winner for it on Friday! For the grass I sponged using Old Olive with a mask giving it that great wavy look!
For my other Prize I did a take on a card I made in another post:
I loved how this came out, and decided to see how it would look framed with all the seasons! I have to admit I was soooooo excited when I was done, and a little disappointed that I had to GIVE IT AWAY! LOL I used Dazzling Diamonds to make the water sparkle, especially on the winter one to make the water look icy! Here is a closer look at each Season:
The water is icy and the chair is sparkly with Dazzling Diamonds!
The trees are just budding with leaves and the Chair is in Pristine condition!
Summer time! The sun is shining! The blooms are out! The chair is a ‘little’ dirty, but we have that iced drink so we don’t care!!
Fall is here! The leaves are changing! The chair is almost ready to be cleaned for the end of the season!
Here is the full view! Notice the Dazzling Diamonds background paper? The measurements for this beauty is 11″ x 14″………..which is why I had to add the strips of Bermuda Bay. Can’t have a place that has a seam! There’s only ONE seam, but for symmetry I put two strips in!
For this Colorful Seasons framed art, I took off with the given name of the set……..Colorful SEASONS! I chose to make four scenes but having the scene stay the same but change it up to see the Seasons! I had a blast making this! I used Lovely as a Tree to be my backdrop, and the best thing is that you can make this stamp set look different just by using markers!
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315, 12″ x 11″ and 12″ x 2″
Bermuda Bay ( Brights Cardstock pack) #145409, 1/2″ x 11″ x’s 2
Basic Black #124267, 12″ x 9″
Bermuda Bay (see # above), 11 3/4″ x 8 3/4″
Pool Party (Winter) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Pink Pirouette (Spring) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Berry Burst (Summer) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Cherry Cobbler (Fall) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
All Seasons are on Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″, ‘frame’ is Pool Party 5 1/4″ x 4″ with a 1/2″ cut out on inside all around.
Water is Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay for all seasons except winter which is Soft Sky and Whisper White.
Trees are colored with markers: Tree trunk is all Early Espresso, Leaves are Old Olive (spring and summer), Fall is Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.
For the water I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to make the water sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds on top.
For the winter tree branch thinlit I used the White Gel pen (retired) to make snow on the top, with Dazzling Diamonds over it to make the branches be snowy!
That’s it for the Dimensions!
I hope you like this post! This took me a couple days to create but only because I had to think it up! Once started, it took a couple of hours.
I will be making one for myself as soon as I am able! I will probably take this to the winner on Monday so will have to make one before then, just in case I need a life size reference!!
I have my Blog Candy to give away TOMORROW!! Wow, that went fast! You can get in on the drawing by posting comments here on this blog (any post! or multiple posts!) or on my Facebook page and I will put your name down each and every time you comment!
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These are soooooo pretty!! Good luck!
I’m off to make some cards for my upcoming classes! I’m sure I will be sharing them with you as time allows!
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I had a class yesterday and we made three cards, one of which I am going to share with you today! I was inspired by Priscilla Ivler. I LOVE getting ideas from others and tweaking it a bit!
Here is the card we made:
Isn’t it stunning?!! It’s not a ‘hard’ card, you just have to work on getting the thinlit to let go of the paper without ripping it. My Die Brush has seen better days and the bristles are falling out! Yay! We get a new one in the NEW catalog!!
Here is the inside:
Everyone at class loved it! And in person it is even prettier than here! I know it’s hard to believe!
This is going to be a quick post today, if you want the dimensions just let me know and I will send them to you!
I was inspired by Daniela Hödl when I made this card! She made this stunning card:
Since I had to translate her blog I wasn’t able to see what size the original was. I didn’t do the entire part that she did, but when I do a scrapbook page this is what I want!!
So, here’s mine:
And the inside:
Ok, I said I was inspired, but I ended up doing it totally different! BUT now I have the other one on my computer to do another time! 🙂
I added pearls to some of the front, they are on the outside of the Medallion and in the middle and right smack dab in the center! It’s hard to see in my picture…….
I used 2 of the New In Colors Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst. For the Berry Burst, I stamped on scrap THEN on my card (this is called stamped off), this gives the Berry two different hues!
The ribbon is #144135, so on June 1st you can order it! Hostess code for this month is: 97H62RVK IF you order from me, I will send you a NEW Catalog! Only US citizens can order from me, so if you need a recommendation from me, I know of a few that might be around you!
The stamp set is: Eastern Beauty #143675
And the Thinlits are Eastern Medallions #143725
Again, if you order from me, I will send you a free Catty! PLUS a special something in the mail!
ONE entire package of this Beautiful Glitter Paper, plus MOST of another one! And if that’s not enough, I have some cutouts that I am sending plus a card that I made using this!
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I posted earlier that I was going to use this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for Kylie’s International Blog Hop, but I changed my mind! I didn’t think, when I was finished with it, that it yelled MASCULINE. So I am sharing it with you now!
Yes! This is the one that I told you about with the stained glass that came out even better than how I did it in the past! I touched the one that was drying before it was ready so I had to start all over. I don’t want to pray for Patience because I really don’t want to practice it a lot! 🙂 I’m not very good at it!
To start off, I scribbled on a piece of Window Sheet with some of SU!’s markers. I then placed little circles of the Fine Tip Glue Pen over the scribbles and the colors bled and create a really cool pattern!
I used Cajun Craze and Dapper Denim. See how it marbles?!! Once dry it is see through with the colors showing through what looks like an antique stained glass!!
Once it’s dry………..it takes time, it’s probably a good idea to leave it overnight so you don’t mess with it! Trust me!
Once the door is cut out with the thinlit, place the Window Sheet down on the back side (the side that opens).
NOT sure why I took this picture of the door UPSIDE down other than to get a better picture! Can you see the two colors?!!
I have magnet strips on the door between this layer and the next which will sandwich the Window Sheet so you won’t see it. I placed magnets under the inside of the door (under the saying too), so when the card is standing the door won’t flap open. It makes it snap together.
Here is a picture of the other side of the door attached so the Window Sheet is between them:
It REALLY looks like Antique glass, right?
Here is a pic of the card:
Can you see the dog and the cat cuddling together?! I put a piece of ribbon between the door and the ‘sandwich’ so it can’t be seen other than the part I want to help open the door.
Here is the door open:
The welcome mat is stamped and then I cut fringes in the layer under it so it looks like a mat!
I would love to hear what you think! Too much?
Here is a picture of the inside:
I love the dog basket!!
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For the last week and a half I have been SICK! I’m on the mend so thought I would bring you a new Card from the SU! stamp set called At Home With You! This is another very versatile stamp set! You can do Birthday’s, thank you, Christmas, Fall and today I am doing a Surprise! Birthday card!
For the windows in the door I wanted to show you a Technique that I came up with! It was quite by accident, but I will take it!! I LOVE techniques and am always trying new things! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t AND SOMETIMES I get surprised! LOVE when that happens!
I wanted to try different ways of using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and wanted to see what would happen if I colored on a Window Sheet with a Marker and then laid down a nice shallow layer of glue over it……….and OMGoodness!! The glue didn’t make the ink from the marker brighter which is what I ‘thought’ it would do, it MARBLED it! Woot! Woot!! I let it dry and it came out so pretty!! Here is a picture:
Isn’t it pretty!!?? This isn’t the one I used for this post, but I forgot to take a picture of the one I used. The one above WAS for a project that I will be putting on another blog where I will be competing for the best cards……….I ended up NOT using the one above ’cause gosh darnit, I got impatient (yes! I know you are surprised!! NOT!!) and I touched it! Well, Poo!! So, I did another one, and used two colors and I put the glue on another way and it came out even better!!!! So, Now I am not so upset that I got impatient! LOL I WILL ‘try’ to be patient with the one that is drying at this moment. Cross fingers!!
On to the card!! Squirrel!! Sheesh! Reign me in! I wanted to use Cherry Cobbler because I have neglected that poor color lately and decided that I needed to use it! I stamped the door image in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Silver goes really well with Cherry Cobbler!
I stamped the plant, welcome mat, wreath and the present in Memento Black and then colored over with my Blender Pens and SU!’s inks! Once the Memento is dry you can totally color on it and it won’t bleed!! I also put some Wink of Stella on top to add that bit of sparkly that I HAVE to have on a lot of my cards……who doesn’t like SPARKLE!!??
Can you see the Stained Glass on the Door Window?!! I used Soft Suede 5″ X 3 3/4″ to put behind the door and ran it through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Each image: Door (2 pieces), wreath, matt, present and flower pot has thinlits that fit them!! Once you color them it’s easy to run right through and they look so pretty!!!
I didn’t want the Stained Glass to show when you opened the door, so I sandwiched the window sheet with the ‘stained glass’ between two pieces of the door.
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Today I am playing with Eastern Beauty, a NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This stamp set is so Versatile!! I have seen so many different ways of stamping with this set so I thought I would give it a try and just play with it! I DID end up making a card! And I love how it came out!
Here it is:
It’s a monochromatic card using ONE ink pad! The ink I used is Dapper Denim! To get the two different colors I just stamped once on a scratch paper before I stamped on the cardstock.
The cardstock I used is Dapper Denim and Soft Sky. The measurements are:
Dapper Denim: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″ and another piece 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (I had to cut it this way since the thinlit won’t fit through the Big Shot from side to side. The flap that I scored fits over the back of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ )
Soft Sky: 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5 1/4″ X 3″
I then placed the curvy Thinlit from Seasonal Layers on the bottom of each piece (away from the flap on the one, and along the smaller Soft Sky) centering it on each side so it is even. NOT at at same time though!
Stamped this first:
Then turned stamp….
There are all kinds of ways to do this! You can place the diamond shape further apart and get this:
Then go from there:
I put a different middle on this one! Plus I stamped that pretty 3 point exclamation (not sure what to call it!) at each curve.
I stamped the Life is Beautiful stamp along the curve at the bottom twice and then once more stamped the ‘diamond’ shape but stamped off since I wanted it to be lighter than the words.
Here’s more images from this stamp set:
This one uses the stamp from the set that has the point in the middle, just line it up and stamp between each valley and it looks like a Spirograph from when I was a kid!
Hope you love this stamp as much as I do! I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with it! I would love to hear from you which image YOU like best! Just place a comment here and you will also be eligible for my Blog Candy! Which is this:
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How does time get away from me? I know! It’s because I get to stamping in my stamp room and time just flies!
As I went to bed last night, I was thinking of what had to be done……….THIS is why it’s so hard to shut my brain off when I go to bed! I thought I still had plenty of time to come up with a Star Wars birthday card for my Grandson, Isaac. NOPE!! I am in North Carolina, he’s in California and his birthday is in 3 days! NOT sure it will get there in time, but I’ve been talking and thinking about this card for a MONTH! 🙂 Does that count?
Here is what I came up with (thanks to Pinterest and Carrie Rhodes!):
I am NOT a big Star Wars Fan, so thank goodness for Pinterest! 🙂 Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Star Wars, I’m just not a HUGE fan! I hope he likes it! My daughter wants me to make one of each Character, I already made Yoda, so anyone have any pictures of anyone who might have made the other characters? I have ONE year to plan! hahaha Hope I make it on time!
Here is some of the pieces used to make it, some are retired, but all are from Stampin’ Up!, (see below for all product) glad I held on to them!
Of course I trimmed all the circles away, BUT you might want to learn from me……..wait until the glue is DRY before doing that! I had to start over! Thankfully the mail hadn’t come by the time I finished!
Hope you enjoyed this post, and that you will come to my rescue and send me other Star War cards that I can copy!
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Today I made a greeting card from a Retiring stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Love & Affection. I forgot how much I love this set! I’ll be sorry to see it go!
I used some of the Designer Series Paper called Affectionately Yours that I have HOARDED! Yes, I can admit it, I hoard paper! Sigh……
This isn’t just any Designer paper, oh no! It has Copper embossed in it! Yes! It’s true! Now do you see why I hoarded it? This card today is made up by me……I don’t do this very often. I have been wanting to use the Framelit from the Fiesta Time stamp set! And that’s how my card started! Ha! Funny how that worked! I cut out two of the strips that are the half circles that are attached together to make a banner, I cut out one from Watermelon Wonder (retiring) and Mint Macaron (also retiring). This is where I started, I thought these colors looked good with Night of Navy, so that is what the center cardstock will be, since those will be resting on that cardstock.
Pretty together, right? The colors I used are listed below with a link to my Online Store. The Hostess Code for this month is: 69EGW4G2 If you purchase from me, I will send you a VERY pretty handmade card!
Here are the measurements of my card if you want to try it!
Tip Top Taupe 5 1/2″ X 7 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ landscape
Night of Navy (inside) 4″ x 5 1/4″, (front) 3″ x 5 1/4″
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 – 3/4″X 5″
Whisper White Inside: 3″ x 5 1/8″, scraps for sentiment
Here is the card in all it’s Beauty!
I used the Petite Petals punch (retiring) to make a focal flower on the front in Copper Foil. And cut out the sentiment using the Decorative Label punch (also retiring), I cut out another two of the Decorative Label from the Copper Foil to give a border around the sentiment. You cut each piece in half and then layer them on the back!
I sponged VersaMark on the edges of the Fiesta Time Framelits to give a little Copper edging to it! Also along the edge of the Night of Navy I stamped in VersaMark the flowers from the Stamp set and embossed with Copper! Added some pearls to each half circle on top, and to the small flowers on the inside flap.
Here is a picture of the inside!
I love how elegant this card is!! So, STOP hoarding your DSP and use it! Before you know it you’ll be getting new DSP and will forget all about the ones you’ve been hanging onto for a special day! The day is NOW!
The side of the inside is peeking out on the front,
I am proud of myself! It’s a little scary to just go with an idea and not know how it will turn out! Sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s where you learn! Remember, it’s just paper! I tell myself that when I am really scared! heehee Are you scared when you try something without any idea on where it is headed? You might just surprise yourself (like I did!) when you give it a try!
I hope you enjoyed your visit here today! I would love to hear from you, I will be having another Blog Candy drawing soon, I have to figure out what to give away! What would you rather…….stamp sets, ribbon, accessories, paper? I want to give out what YOU want!! Let me know!
A California Girl living in North Carolina!