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Posted on July 30, 2018

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Paper crafting/ Stamping

Happy Monday everyone! Boy, it's been a whirlwind week. We spent a glorious week in Alaska on the Explorer of the Seas as a guest of Stampin' Up! on our annual incentive trip. We crammed so much fun into those 7 days. Here are just a few pictures of our adventures.

Here we are arriving into port at Skagway, Alaska.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

We took a helicopter ride to Chillkat Glacier and breathtaking doesn't even begin to describe the beauty.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

In addition to the gorgeous scenery, we were pampered beyond belief by Stampin' Up! Here are a few of our pillow gifts.

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Had a bit of a sad end when we returned home. A dear friend lost her battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday. We will all miss her terribly but at least she is suffering no more. As I was thinking about a project for today's post, this “enjoy life” card seemed to fit the bill. We never know when our time on earth is over so I do want to enjoy life, just as my friend Tami did until cancer took her. It is indeed a precious privilege to be alive!

Hello Monday! Enjoy Life!

Here are the instructions, including measurements and supplies.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsEnjoy Life (148190)
  • Card Stock – Soft Suede (115318), Grapefruit Grove (146972), Whisper White (100730), Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (146338)
  • Stamp Pads – Grapefruit Grove (147142), Soft Suede (147115)
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104330), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Soft Suede:  5 ½” x 4 ¼”, scored at 4 ¼”;  4 ½” x 3 ¼”;  3 1/8” x 2 3/8”
  • Whisper White:  3” x 2 ¼”
  • DSP:  5 ¼” x 4”;  5 ¼” x 1”;  4 ¼” x 3”
  • Grapefruit Grove:  ½” x 4 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the image of the person onto the whisper white cardstock using Grapefruit Grove ink.  Stamp a bit to the left of the cardstock.
  2. Stamp sentiment in the center, using Soft Suede Ink.
  3. Using Paper Snips, cut banner tails in both ends of Grapefruit Grove strip.
  4. Assemble the card as shown – adhering the DSP to the card base first.  Then assemble the smaller panel. Attach this to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals – placing the dimensionals only to the left side of the panel.

Just a quick reminder today, too! The awesome sign-up special ends tomorrow, as well as the Designer Series Paper Sale. Check them both out HERE.

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Posted on July 18, 2018

Green With Envy – Shaded Spruce

Customer Q & A/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! I have to confess; I'm not all here today. Only ONE more sleep and we'll be off on our Alaskan Adventure. I think Stamp Slave Dave just might be more excited than I am and that's pretty excited! 🙂 Before leaving, I wanted to share one more “green” post today, Green With Envy – Shaded Spruce. This new color joined the Regals family with our recent color revamp, joining old favorites Old Olive and Garden Green. The vellum piece over the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper adds just a little sumthin' sumthin' to this card. Sometimes just a subtle addition is better than over the top embellishments.

Green With Envy - Shaded Spruce

If you've missed seeing all the details for the recent color revamp, I've provided a printable PDF for your reference.

color revamp

Here are all the details for today's project.

SUPPLIES:

  • Stamp Sets: Varied Vases  – Item # 146644
  • Cardstock – Whisper White – #100730, Shaded Spruce #146981, Tropical Escape DSP # 146916, Vellum – #101856
  • Inks – Blushing Bride #147100, Shaded Spruce #147088
  • Miscellaneous: Whisper White Sheer Ribbon #144172, Vases Builder Punch #147040, Classic Label Punch #141491, Clear Block E #118484, Snail Adhesive #104332, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

MEASUREMENTS:

  •             Whisper White CS – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 1” x 3”, small scrap
  •             DSP – 4” x 5 ¼ “
  •             Vellum – 2 ½ “ x 4”
  •             Shaded Spruce – 1 ¾ “ x 3”
  •             Whisper White 1 ½ “ x 2 ¾ “

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock and crease.
  2. Using 1 ½ x 2 ¾ piece of white, stamp stems in shaded spruce and the fill in with blushing bride. Punch vase from DSP with builder punch. Stamp “birthday wishes” in shaded spruce ink on white scrap. Punch with classic label punch.
  3. Attach DSP panel to white card base.
  4. Attach vellum piece. (apply adhesive in center only as this will hide it)
  5. Attach white stamped piece to shaded spruce piece. Attach vase to flowers with dimensional.
  6. Attach stamped flower panel with dimensionals.
  7. Attach ribbon with glue dot.
  8. Attach “birthday wishes” with dimensionals.

If you missed yesterday's “green with envy” project, click here to see it.

Any questions on the color revamp? Please reach out; I'd love to help! Next post should be from Alaska, internet connection willing! 🙂

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Posted on July 17, 2018

Green With Envy – Mossy Meadow Round Two!

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Hey Stampers! Today's project is a “Christmas in July” sample. I told you Mossy Meadow is one of my favorite new Stampin' Up! green colors so today I have Green With Envy – Mossy Meadow Round Two! As shown in today's project, when you “off stamp” you get a different shade of the original color.

Green With Envy - Mossy Meadow Round Two!

This technique really adds dimension to the card. Try this with different ink colors and you'll be amazed at the versatility of the results. It's like having three ink pads in one!

Here are the supplies, cutting dimensions and instructions.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSnowflake Sentiments (144820); Lovely As A Tree (127793)
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650); Early Espresso Cardstock (119686)
  • Stamp Pads – Mossy Meadow Ink (147111); Balmy Blue Ink (147105); Early Espresso Ink (147114)
  • Misc. –Snail Adhesive (104332); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Sponge Dauber (133773)

Measurements:

  • Card Stock 1:      8.5” x 5.5”                              Card Base
  • Card Stock 2:     4” x 5.25”                               Very Vanilla Card Front

Instructions:

  1. Fold the Early Espresso card stock in half creating your card base.
  2. Stamp the tree on your Very Vanilla card front so that the trees closest to you are stamped in full strength after inking and the trees further away are stamped again without reinking your stamp.
  3. Then using your sponge dauber and Balmy Blue ink, very lightly ink the top ¾ of card front, creating a sky effect.
  4. Then using your Wink of Stella brush, add glitter to the fully stamped trees to give the effect of glistening snow or ice. Also dab the brush randomly in the sky for snow flakes and sweep across the ground for snow.
  5. After the glitter has had a few moments to dry, stamp your sentiment in the top corner.
  6. Finally, adhere your card front to your card base. 

If you missed yesterday's project, you can see it here.

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Posted on July 9, 2018

Animal Outing Sample – Cuteness Overload!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Animal Outing Sample - Cuteness Overload!

Isn't this little rhino just the cutest?? Animal Outing is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Annual Catalog and the Animal Expedition paper coordinates perfectly!

The Animal Expedition paper is part of the Buy 3 Get One FREE Designer Series Paper (DSP) promotion happening right now!

See more info about the sale HERE

Shop the sale HERE

It's amazing how just a little bit of DSP adds the perfect touch! With two sheets of every pattern you don't have to worry about “wasting” one of the sides!

Here are the instructions for today's card, including measurements.

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsAnimal Outing (CM 146600 or WM 146597)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Whisper White (100730); Basic Gray (121044)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – Animal Expedition (DSP) (146902); Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (145058); Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144597); Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144603); Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Dark (144577); Dimensionals (104430); 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (146139); 1 ¼” Circle Punch (119861); Leaf Ribbon (146905)

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White:    8 1/2” x 5 1/2” – scored at 4 ¼” – this is your card base
  • Whisper White:   3 ¼” x 5 ½” and scrap for greeting
  • Basic Gray:          scrap for scallop circle
  • DSP:                                1” x 5 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the rhino using memento ink onto the lower right corner of the smaller white cardstock.
  2. Color in using Stampin’ Blends
  3. Add DSP strip down the left side of the card base
  4. Add the stamped and colored white panel to the card base, using dimensionals and lining it up with the left side of the card base.
  5. Stamp greeting using black ink onto the scrap of white cardstock and punch it out using the 1 ¼” circle punch.
  6. Add this to the gray scallop circle.
  7. Trim off three leaves from the leaf ribbon and add them to the back of the greeting using mini glue dots.
  8. Add greeting to the card front using dimensionals.

Be sure to give me a shout if I can assist in any way; I'll be glad to help!

 

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Posted on June 22, 2018

Today’s Color Combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black

Paper crafting/ Stamping

Happy Friday Stampers! Hope everyone had a great week and are looking forward to some fun weekend days! I know I sure am. I am lucky to be able to wear jeans to work, and I am a little or no makeup kind of a girl. But, I sure do love one of the new Stampin' Up! Colors, Lovely Lipstick. I wonder if I could use a q-tip and reinker and USE it for lipstick…NOT! Anyhoo, today's color combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black. For some reason, I've always thought pinks and blues look fabulous on cards with just a pop of black!

Today's Color Combo is Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black

I think this weekend I'll make up a few sets of this card in different colors. Put 6 with matching envelopes into a clear acetate box, tie up with some ribbon, and you've got a great gift! Instructions below in case you'd like to make some, too!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsVaried Vases Stamp Set (146644)
  • Card Stock (CS) – Whisper White Cardstock (140272); Basic Black Card Stock (121045); Lovely Lipstick Card stock (146970)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper (DSP) (146963); Vases Builder Punch (147040); Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372); Lovely Lipstick 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (146952); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Tear & Tape (138995); Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8”
  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       2 1/8” x 1 1/2” (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock:       scrap for sentiment
  • Basic Black Card Stock:                         scrap for die cut oval
  • Lovely Lipstick Card stock:                   scrap for flowers
  • DSP:                                                           1 7/8” x 5 1/4”
  • DSP:                                                           scrap for two vases

Instructions:

  1. Fold the card base along the score lines and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  2. Glue the two DSP pieces onto the two front card base panels.
  3. Adhere a piece of ribbon to each of the two 2 1/8” x 1 1/2” pieces of Whisper White CS, and wrap it around to the back, using Tear & Tape. (I like to fold the tape in half, or twirl it into a string, for something skinny like this ribbon.)
  4. Tie a small piece of ribbon in a bow around the ribbon on one of the Whisper White CS pieces.
  5. Glue the two pieces of Whisper White CS over the two DSP layers.
  6. Cut an oval from the scrap of Basic Black CS using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
  7. Cut two vases from the scrap of DSP using the Vase Builder Punch.
  8. Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto the scrap of Whisper White CS, then cut it using Paper Snips.
  9. Stamp 3 small flowers in black ink onto the scrap of Lovely Lipstick CS, then cut them out using Paper Snips.
  10. Glue the vases, flowers, and sentiment onto the Basic Black CS oval.
  11. Glue the left half of the oval onto the left front panel of the card base.

 

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