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Posted on August 29, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

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Hey stampers; only 3 more days to get the Thoughtful Branches Bundle; have you gotten yours yet? This versatile stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies can be used all year long to create some of the most stunning projects like this one:

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Fall is just about here and by changing up the sentiment, this card would work for any autumn card you want to send!

To order  the supplies to make your own card, just click a pic. (instructions, including measurements, for this card follow below.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Thoughtful Branches #143539
  • Inks: Momento Pad #132708, Garden Green #126973, Cherry Cobbler #126966, Crushed Curry #131173
  • Paper: Crumb Cake #120953, Crushed Curry #131199, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Very Vanilla #101650, Vellum Cardstock #101856
  • Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies #143538, Heat Tool #129053, Clear Embossing Powder #109130, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon #141487, Linen Thread #104199
  • Fine-Tip Glue Pen #138309, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL Adhesive #104332

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake: 4 ¼ x 8 ½ (score at 2 ¾)
  • Crushed Curry: 3 ¾ x 4 ¼
  • Cherry Cobbler: 3 5/8 x 4 1/8
  • Very Vanilla: 3 ½ x 4, scrap for leaves
  • Vellum Cardstock: 3 ½ x 4

Instructions:

  1. Stamp leaf image randomly on Very Vanilla piece using Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler (Stamped Off) and Crushed Curry.
  2. Stamp leaves in Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler (Stamped Off) on Very Vanilla scrap. Cut out with Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies.
  3. Stamp sentiment in Momento Ink on Vellum Cardstock. Immediately cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set using the Heat Gun.
  4. Assemble. Use Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere Vellum to Very Vanilla piece. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on leaves and Crushed Curry piece.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my Thoughtful Branches project.

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Posted on August 22, 2016

#HelloLovely

Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Project Life by Stampin' Up!

The Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection has so many beautiful choices, whether you want to create a memory album or whip up a bunch of cards in no time!

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All of these gorgeous cards were made with different sized cards from the collection and mounted on coordinating cardstock. You'll notice each one also has some linen thread tied around to create a finished look. The stamped sentiments are all from the Watercolor Words Stamp set.

If you've never heard of Project Life by Stampin' Up!, you'll want to check it out. I promise, if you've said any of these phrases to yourself at least once:

  • I would love to make handmade cards, but I'm not creative
  • I don't have time to craft
  • I am on a budget and can't spend tons of money on supplies
  • I don't have room to store craft “stuff”

I have the perfect solution: #PLxSU…..Stampin' Up! even has holiday themed card collections and accessory packs. Why not order now and get a jump on your holiday cards and/or photo organization – you'll be glad you did! Complete instructions are below and just click on any photo to go right to my online store.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Watercolor Words #138702
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake #120953, Soft Sky #131203
  • Stamp Pads – VeraMark #102283
  • Misc. – Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection #141668, Linen Thread #104199, Copper Embossing Powder #141636, Embossing Buddy #103083, Heat Gun #129053, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430.

Measurements:

  • Crumb Cake Card Stock (Card Base)– trim to about 1/16″ larger than Soft Sky layer (or to a larger border if you choose)
  • Soft Sky Card Stock (layer under for card front)– trim to about 1/16″ larger than Project Life card
  • Trim Hello Lovely Project Life large card – Wreath (Card Front) to 4″ x 5 1/2″

Instructions:

  1. Dust the Wreath Hello Lovely Project Life Card (PL)with the Embossing Buddy (this will assure the Embossing Powder goes on cleanly).
  2. Stamp the ‘Just for you’ sentiment in VersaMark into the center of the Wreath Hello Lovely Project Life card. (Pre –trim this card as per measurements above.)
  3. Cover the Wreath Hello Lovely PL card with Copper Embossing Powder and set with your Heat Tool.
  4. Adhere the Wreath Hello Lovely PL card to the Soft Sky card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Center before glue sets.
  5. Wrap Linen Thread around adhered card fronts twice and finish with a small bow. Trim ends to make neat.
  6. Add Dimensionals to the back of the adhered card fronts and place on Crumb cake card base.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed these #HelloLovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! samples!

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Posted on June 24, 2016

Moroccan Lantern Card

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I have to say, Moroccan Nights was not my favorite new stamp set…but, I love the way this Moroccan Lantern Card looks! The “splatter technique” really makes the lanterns pop, don't you think?

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If you need a refresher on this technique, please email me and I'll be glad to help! Supplies and instructions shown below. Just click right on the product to order….easy, peasy!

Supplies:

Stamp SetsMoroccan Nights (w-141715, c-141718); One Big Meaning (w-138788, c-139420)

Card Stock – Emerald Envy (141415); Dapper Denim (141414); Very Vanilla (101650)

Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931), Crushed Curry (131173), Cajun Craze (126965), Dapper Denim (141394), Emerald Envy (141396)

 

Misc. – Moroccan Designer Series Paper (DSP) (141645); Sponge Daubers (133773); Aqua Painters (103954)

 

Measurements:

  • Emerald Envy: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • Dapper Denim: 4” x 3 3/8”
  • Very Vanilla: 4” x 3”
  • DSP: 4” x 5 1/4”

Instructions:

  • Stamp Lanterns and Thank You in Black archival ink on Very Vanilla card stock and allow to dry.
  • Sponge Crushed Curry ink starting inside lanterns (darkest) out across the card stock (lighter as it moves away from the lanterns) using sponge daubers.
  • Start at the top edge sponging Cajun Craze (darkest) moving to blend with the Curry color (lighter)

 

    1. Start at the bottom edge of the card stock sponging Dapper Denim ink and getting lighter as you move up the card. Leave room for the Emerald Envy and blend from the Denim side (darkest) into the Curry above (lighter).
    2. Splatter water from your aqua painter onto the ombre background. Allow to sit for 15-25 seconds and blot excess water off. Let it dry.
  • Stamp star around lanterns with Crushed Curry ink.
  • Layer and assemble the Moroccan Lantern card as shown.
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Posted on May 5, 2016

2016 – 2017 In Color Collection on its Way!

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Woo hoo! My demonstrator pre-order is on its way with my 2016 – 2017 In Color Collection! I can't wait for it to get here….. I look forward to this so much every year! Here are the new colors: Flirty Flamingo  (a pinky light coral); Peekaboo Peach (a warm yellow peach); Emerald Envy (a jewel-tone teal green); Dapper Denim (an indigo-tinted medium blue); and Sweet Sugarplum (a soft lavender with lots of orchid in it). I know you are going to want these, too!

newICWell c'mon Anne, Tell us how WE can get OUR new colors right now!

Only demonstrators can order them now. They will be available to order beginning June 3rd for everyone else. But… if you sign up to be a demonstrator on my Girls, INK team right now, you can get the new In Colors plus a bunch of other fabulous products from the demonstrator-preorder, and you'll be getting the demo discount on everything you purchase from here on out. It just makes sound financial sense y'all… click here for details on the “ultimate Stampin' Up bundle,” the Starter Kit!

Stay tuned for more pictures and samples as soon as my pre-order arrives and I get started playing with all my new stuff!

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Posted on May 2, 2016

Beautiful Birthday Blossoms

Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Uncategorized

I'm so happy the beautiful Birthday Blossoms stamp set is carrying over into the 2016-2017 annual catalog. I love every image in this set!

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Supply list and step by step instructions are shown below. Even though this great set will be in the new annual catalog,  don't forget that many of your favorite stamp sets and accessories won't be around after May 31…order retiring items you can't live without now!

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms (139167 wood) (139471 clear), Gorgeous Grunge (130514 wood) (130517 clear)
  • Inks: Crumb Cake (126975), Blushing Bride (131172), Always Artichoke (126972), Versamark (102283)
  • Paper: Mint Macaron (138337), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Blushing Bride (131198)
  • Other: 2” Circle Punch (133782), Pansy Punch (130698), Wink of Stella brush – clear (141897), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat tool (129053), Gold Glitz (133755), In Color 2015-2017 Markers (138333), Subtles Markers (131263), Gold Ribbon (134583), Dimensionals (104430)

 

Measurements:

Mint Macaron card base: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”

Elegant Eggplant cardstock: 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”

Blushing Bride cardstock: 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”

Whisper White cardstock: 2 ½” x 2 ½”

 

Instructions:

  1. Stamp (2) flowers in Blushing Bride ink on the matching cardstock. Color the “shadows” in Pink Pirouette marker. Color in with Wink of Stella. Punch flowers with Pansy Punch. Add Gold Glitz to the center of flowers and set aside to dry.
  2. Push the 2” circle punch on the Elegant Eggplant, lining up the sides of the cardstock in the punch; punch.
  3. Stamp “Have a beautiful birthday” in Versamark on the bottom and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Heat set. Add Wink of Stella to the “have a beautiful”.
  4. Tie the Gold ribbon under the circle in a square knot and cut close.
  5. Stamp the leaves in Always Artichoke ink on the White cardstock. Color in the “shadows” in Pear Pizzazz marker and the color the entire leaves in Mint Macaron. With Crumb Cake ink stamp a few speckles over the white space. Color leaves with Wink of Stella. Adhere this behind the circle.
  6. With Crumb Cake ink stamp a few speckles in the upper left and lower right corner of the card base.
  7. Place Dimensionals behind the focal image and adhere to the center of card.
  8. Add the flowers with Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful Birthday Blossom sample today!

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