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Posted on August 25, 2017

Magical Mermaid Stampin’ Up! Style

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Magical Mermaid Stampin' Up! Style

Hey stampers! In keeping with yesterday's “weather related” post, today's project features a Magical Mermaid!

Magical Mermaid Stampin' Up! Style

When my middle granddaughter was very young I used to tell her we had mermaids visit our swimming pool after we had all gone to bed. She was always asking if we could go down and see them. Now she's older and wiser and just rolls her eyes when I mention it!

If you love to color, this card is totally up your alley. The “smooshing” technique makes such a fun effect and the Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter lets you easily color in the mermaid. Not familiar with the Aqua Painter coloring tool?

 

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This nifty tool looks like a paint brush, but the handle holds water.  When you squeeze the handle, water runs into the brush tip. You simply unscrew the brush, add water into the handle, replace the brush and start coloring! Easy Peasy!

Instructions, including supplies and measurements, follow. You can order the stamp set or any other supplies you might need to make your own Magical Mermaid Stampin' Up! Style card  24/7 at my online store. While you're shopping,  be sure to add adhesive or envelopes if you're running low. Those are things I always forget!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsMagical Mermaid (144017; Timeless Textures (140517)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045); Watercolor Paper (122959)
  • Stamp Pads – Lemon Lime Twist (144086); Berry Burst (144083); Powder Pink (144084); Bermuda Bay (131171); Elegant Eggplant (126969); Crumb Cake (126975); Soft Suede (126978); Versamark (102283); Black Archival Stampin’ Ink (140931)
  • Misc. – Window Sheets (142314); Embossing Buddy (103083); White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Heat Tool (129053); Pretty Label Punch (143715); Aqua Painters (103954); Stampin’ Spritzers (126185); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White: 4 1/4″ x 11” (scored at 5 1/2″)
  • Basic Black: 4” x 5 1/4”,  2” x 3”
  • Watercolor Paper: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”, 2” x 4 1/2″

Instructions:

  • Rub the Embossing Buddy over the Watercolor Paper mat. Using Vermark ink stamp the flourish from Timeless Textures in various places on the mat. Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with the Heat Tool. NOTE: It may be difficult to see where you are stamping so it might be beneficial to stamp a few flourishes, add the Embossing Powder and then do a few more until finished.
  • Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to wet the Watercolor Paper.
  • Take a 2” x 4” piece of Window Sheet and “smoosh” it in one of your ink pads (shown here are Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant) and then Spritz it with a little water. Take the colored Window Sheet and “smoosh” it onto the Watercolor Paper. Clean the Window Sheet and do the same thing with the other ink colors until you are satisfied with the look of the Watercolor Paper art piece.
  • Rub the Embossing Buddy on the smallest piece of Basic Black and use Vermark ink stamp the sentiment and cover with White Embossing Powder and punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.
  • Use Black Archival ink to stamp the Mermaid, allow to dry, and then color her using an Aqua Painter and ink. You can squeeze the stamp pad to get some ink into the lid and pick up the color from there. Shown here is Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay on the tail, Powder Pink on the body, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the hair. Use Paper Snips to cut her out.
  • Use SNAIL to attach the mats onto the card base and then add the sentiment and the Mermaid with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hope you enjoyed today's Magical Mermaid Stampin' Up! Style. If you missed any of this week's posts, start here to see them all.

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Posted on August 24, 2017

Today in History: August 24 and Happy Fall

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Today in History: August 24

First of all, Hurricane Harvey is barreling towards our southern Texas coast. Hopefully it will lose some steam when it hits land. The weather folks are saying there is nothing to push it up or eastward so it might hang around for awhile. I'm sure my customers and downline will seize the opportunity to stay inside and craft!

As a result of being a bit of a history buff I looked up to see Today in History: August 24 for other years. What I found was pretty interesting!

Today in History: August 24

This is the 1992 Hurricane Andrew at peak intensity over the Bahamas on August 23. It hit landfall in South Florida on August 24. Some interesting facts I found:

  1. Hurricane Andrew had humble beginnings, starting as a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa on Aug. 14, 1992. Hurricane Harvey also started as a Tropical Storm.
  2. The hurricane made landfall near Homestead in the early morning hours of Aug. 24, 1992. Hurricane should make landfall in the early hours of Saturday, August 26.
  3. Warnings of Hurricane Andrew’s arrival led to massive evacuations across Florida, Louisiana and Texas. In South Florida, 55,000 left the Florida Keys, 517,000 abandoned Miami-Dade County, 300,000 left Broward County, and 315,000 fled Palm Beach County.
  4. Hurricane Andrew’s winds were thought to be 145 miles per hour at its height, but the data was revisited in 2002 and determined to be 165 miles per hour. This bumped the hurricane’s previous ranking from a Category 4 to a Category 5. The storm is now expected hit the central Texas coast with a combination of winds of 115 miles (185 km) per hour and heavy rains
  5. The morning of Aug. 24, 1992, a storm tide of 4 to 6 feet was measured in Biscayne Bay. Heights as high as nearly 17 feet were measured at the waterfront Burger King International Headquarters.
  6. In Florida, almost 8 inches of rain came down in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. The most rainfall from Hurricane Andrew was in Hammond, La. with almost 1 foot of rain. Harvey will cause a storm surge that will flood parts of the Texas coast as it makes landfall and linger for days over the state, dumping up to 30 inches (76.2 cm) of rain in some areas

Seems like there are so many similarities here;  perhaps I should have been a meteorologist…lol!

Even though we are several hours from hurricane season in south Texas, our weather here in Dallas is definitely showing signs of Fall. So, I thought today's project needed an autumn theme. In addition, I surely do love my Pumpkin Spice Lattes, how about you?

Today in History: August 24

The Merry Café Stamp Set coordinates beautifully with the Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I love suggesting products that work well together, saving my customers money! If you missed yesterday's  “Fresh Eyes On Your Crafting Supplies” post, click here to read helpful tips on using (and even saving money with) your ink pads.

Instructions, including supplies and measurements for today's card follow. Everything can be purchased online at my Stampin' Up! store. Happy shopping! 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Merry Cafe Stamp Set [144965]
  • Ink : Garden Green [126973] , Cajun Craze [126965] , Early Espresso [126974]
  • Card Stock : Crumb Cake [120953] , Early Espresso [119686] , Very Vanilla [101650] , Peekaboo Peach [141417] , Garden Green [102584], Painted Autumn DSP [144613]
  • Tools & Adhesive : Coffee Cups Framelits Dies [143745], Linen Thread [104199], Stampin' Dimensionals [104430], Glue Dots [103683]

 

Cutting Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake: 4 ¼ x 11” card base; 2 x 2 for sentiment
  • Early Espresso CS: 3 x 4 ”
  • Vey Vanilla CS: 2 ¾ x 3 ¾ ”
  • Peekaboo Peach: 2 ½ x 3 ½ for coffee cup
  • Garden Green: scrap for straw toper
  • Designer paper: design with squares -2 x 4 ¼ “ for card front, early espresso design – scrap for die cutting the lid, design with pumpkins – scrap to cut pumpkins

 

Instructions:

  1. Create card front from Crumb Cake CS by scoring at 5 ½”.
  2. Lay down designer paper on top of the card front, do not adhere yet, just mark approximately where it will be. Stamp outlined leaf in Garden Green ink on top and bottom of the marked lines. Repeat the same with flourish image using Cajun Craze ink. Randomly stamp splatter image with Early Espresso ink. Adhere designer paper to the stamped Crumb Cake card front. Set aside.
  3. Stamp “Happy fall” image into scrap of crumb cake and cup image on peekaboo peach CS with Cajun craze ink. Die cut both imaged. Die cut cup lid from early espresso designer paper. Dies cut straw toper from garden green paper.
  4. Adhere Very vanilla piece to Early Espresso piece.
  5. Stamp outlined leaf in Garden Green on the die cut cup. Adhere cup to the center of very vanilla piece, adhere sentiment to the cup front. Add lid with dimensionals and straw toper with glue dot. Adhere everything to the card front with dimensionals.
  6. Fussy cut the pumpkins from designer paper. Adhere them with dimensinals to the bottom right corner of the card.
  7. Make a bow from linen thread, adhere to the pumpkin with glue dot folded in half.

Thanks for stopping by today and if I can help you at all, please do give me a shout!

 

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Posted on August 21, 2017

Sunday Crafting With August Paper Pumpkin

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share my Sunday Crafting with August Paper Pumpkin projects. Sunday morning was spent at church with my KidZone First and Second Graders. It was promotion Sunday so it was quite wild and a little tearful for some of the younger ones. We got through it and parents picked up everyone so I didn't have to bring home an extra child! After lunch with hubby I settled into my craft room to start my Sunday crafting with my August Paper Pumpkin. My kit arrived last week but I've been so busy I hadn't even had a chance to open it.

I was happily surprised when I looked inside. Two of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral were featured in the projects.

I had quite a few extra stickers and stamped ovals left over so I grabbed one extra sheet of Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral cardstock and made a few extra cards. I usually do end up with extra supplies each month which is only one of the great features of the Paper Pumpkin kits.

I just love my Paper Pumpkin subscription! Each month, a bright orange box arrives in my mailbox complete with everything I need to make cards, home decor, or holiday-themed projects.

You might wonder why I would get a “kit” when, as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I already have quite a bit of supplies in my craft room. Let me let you in on a little secret. Truth is, sometimes, I just like to pull out a project, follow directions, and end up with cute cards without all the cutting and measuring! I enjoy this on Sundays especially when I'm just kicking back and relaxing.

If you've never had an orange box filled with a fun crafting project arrive in your mailbox, now is the perfect time to give it a try and save money!

If you subscribe before September 10, Stampin' Up! will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable projects—all for 50% off!  That's only $9.98, including shipping! What a great deal!

To get this amazing box of goodies, sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com by September 10. That's it, easy peasy! Then just watch for an email letting you know that Paper Pumpkin is on its way! This half price offer is good for your first month and after that, the price return to $19.95 (still an amazing deal!)

The orange box is always filled with cute projects like these:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll give Paper Pumpkin a try; I know you won't be disappointed!

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Posted on August 18, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ People/ Projects

Happy Friday stampers! I love the name of the stamp set for today's project; Sharing Sweet Thoughts. If you turn your 2017-2018 catalog to page 223, you'll find this cute set.

I think the images in this stamp set are adorable. Beyond that, it is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set for 2017-2018, so that makes it especially near and dear to me. Each time the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is purchased, $3.00 is donated by Stampin' Up! to the RMCD Charities. To date, $1.5 million dollars has been donated. I am beyond proud to be associated with such a philanthropic-minded company!

I love the simplicity of this card. The small touches of black really set off the Pear Pizzazz.

Something else to note, there is another product, Everyday Jar Framelits,  that coordinates perfectly with this stamp set. In fact, the Everyday Jar Framelits has coordinated with quite a few stamp sets, making it “more stamp-ING for less cha-CHING! 🙂

I'll share the products and measurements used for this card below and a link to our Artisan Blog Hop. I hope after seeing my project and all the ideas at the blog hop, you might consider adding this stamp set, and maybe even the framelits to your collection. You'll get some fun new “toys” and your contribution from the sale of the stamp set will help some very deserving children and their families! If you click on the stamp set picture below my instructions you'll easily be able to order Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Sharing Sweet Thoughts C (144051); W (144048)
  • Card Stock –   Thick Whisper White (140272); Pear Pizzazz (131201); Basic Black (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Momento (132708); Pear Pizzazz (131180); Real Red (126949)
  • Misc. – Everyday Jar Framelits (141490); Big Shot (143263); Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder (143231); Blender Pens (102845); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Linen Thread (104199); Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock: Thick Whisper White 4 1/4” x 11”, folded in half
  • Scrap of Whisper White to run thru the Big Shot for jar and lid
  • Pear Pizzazz 3 x 4”
  • Basic Black ½ x 3” and 3 ¼ x 4 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Score and fold the Thick Whisper White
  2. Stamp the jar and lid on scrap piece of Whisper White
  3. Run the jar and lid through the Big Shot
  4. Stamp the images in the jar
  5. Color the images with ink and blender pen and add Wink of Stella
  6. Run the embossing folder through the Big Shot
  7. Attach the ½” layer to the embossed layer
  8. Adhere the embossed layer with Dimensionals to the Basic Black layer and adhere to the card
  9. Add Linen thread to the lid and attach to the jar

Artisan Blog Hop

 

 

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Posted on August 17, 2017

Copper Carols of Christmas

Big Shot/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Projects

Hey stampers! Today's sample is a Copper Carols of Christmas card. Even though it is still summer here in Texas, my customers are already asking for Christmas card ideas! The “busy-ness” of the holidays seems to start earlier each year so it's never a bad idea to start thinking of ideas and purchasing supplies.

I absolutely love all our coordinating copper products and I think they add just the right amount of dazzle to this card.

I've included both Copper Trim and Copper Foil in my supply list. Copper trim is used here, but you could easily use Copper Foil if you prefer! Having choices is one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! products. We offer a wide range of colors and style to suit anyone's taste. Feel free to “case” any project I post. If you like, change it up to fit your particular style!

Every year I offer a free one on one Christmas Card consultation service to get your creative juices flowing. You and I will sit down in person for an hour and discuss ideas to come up with the perfect solution for your needs. If you don't live local to me, we can set up a phone call or skype chat. Please do give me a shout.  Together we'll design the perfect project!

Here are the instructions, including measurements and the rest of the products used for today's card.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCarols of Christmas (144801–Wood mount; 144804–Clear mount)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Garden Green (102584); Cherry Cobbler (119685); Copper Foil Sheets (142020)
  • Designer Series Paper – Be Merry Designer Series Paper (144111)
  • Stamp Pads – VersaMark (102283)
  • Misc. – ¼” Copper Trim (144179); Copper Embossing Powder (141636); Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708); Pretty Pines Thinlits (141851); Sparkle Textured Embossing Folder (141468); Heat Tool (129053); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Fast Fuse (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Embossing Buddy (103083); Stampin’ Scrub (126200; Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • Garden Green Cardstock – 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock – 2-1/2” x 1-1/2”
  • Cherry Cobbler Patterned paper – 5-1/2” x 1-1/4”
  • White/Garden Green Patterned paper – 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Copper Trim – 6″ x 1/4”

Instructions:

    1. Run the 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” Whisper White with the Sparkle Embossing folder through the Big Shot. NOTE: Do not adhere to the card front until Step 4.
    2. Adhere the Cherry Cobbler Designer Series paper strip to the Sparkle Embossed layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    3. Layer the Copper Trim over the Cherry Cobbler patterned paper edge and adhere the ends to the backside of the Sparkle Embossed layer.
    4. Adhere the Sparkle embossed layer to the Whisper White card front.
    5. Ink the Deck the Halls image from the Carols of Christmas set with VersaMark ink and stamp onto the White/Garden Green patterned paper piece. Cover with Copper Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool. Let cool. Die cut with a Layering Square Framelits Die.
    6. Die cut the Garden Green cardstock square with the largest scallop Layering Squares Framelits die.
    7. Adhere the copper embossed layer to the Garden Green scalloped square and set with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card front.
    8. Die cut the largest bow from the Pretty Pines Thinlits using the Big Shot. Adhere to the sentiment layer using a Mini Glue Dot.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Copper Carols of Christmas project!

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