Sunday, February 19, 2017

Basket Bunch Thank You Card, Luv2Stamp Blog Hop

This is one of the cards I made for the live presentation on Saturday for the Luv2stamp group. It was such a fun meeting. I was lucky to have a few people from our group here. Thank you to Kim, Leticia and Clarice for coming and sharing the day with me.

This was my first project, Easter Card made into a thank you card. Can you really have enough thank you cards? I never have enough.

I die cut the Stitched Circle from Watercolor Paper and stamped the bunny from Basket Bunch and stamped with Black Archival Ink. You need to use this ink so it doesn't smear. The eggs, carrot and chick were all stamped on Watercolor Paper, colored and die cut. I love that Stampin' Up! has coordinating dies for many of their stamp sets, (and you can save 10% if you purchase the bundle). I used my Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter to color in all of the images. My bunny is a little mottled, not totally happy with the way he turned out.
To finish off the Bunny, I  added some of the grass (also in the Framelits) in Old Olive and then layered him onto one of the Layering Circle Framelits in Old Olive. I only added liquid glue (Tombow #110755) to the bottom of the grass so I could bend the blades back a little and tuck in the eggs and carrot. I put a 2 1/2" piece of the Succulent Garden Designer Paper on the left side of my Tip Top Taupe Card Base.

The sentiment is also in the Basket Bunch set. I stamped in black and punched with the Classic Label Punch. I cut off the point on the right.

To finish my card off I added some of the Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from the Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo Pack.

See the other presenters projects check out our blog hop:

Patty Bennett
Wendy Cranford
Melanie Hawkin
Jason Loucks

We will all be hopping again on Tuesday and Thursday to show all the projects in our presentations.

Cutting Guide:
4 1/4" x 11" Tip Top Taupe, scored at 5 1/2"
2 1/2" x 5 1/2" Succulent Gardens dsp
Scraps of Watercolor Paper, Old Olive

Supply List:


I've extended the RSVP date to 2-23-17. I must have payment by that date so I can order the products you will receive in class. Email me if you'd like to come. I can send you a PayPal invoice ($2 extra) or you can mail me a check. Long distant people, I can mail your tin and kit, $13.60 priority mail.


Sale-a-bration: Three more items are being added to these 12 amazing choices starting the 21st.




Sign up for Paper Pumpkin HERE! 

Read all about the Paper Pumpkin Sale HERE!

When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lift Me Up Class Extended!

I decided to extend the sign up date until February 23rd. Class is still March 4th, 10-1pm. Can't make it to class, no problem, I can ship the class to you. You would have to have your own Lift Me Up stamp set and Ink. Shipping is $13.60 Priority.

Contact me to sign up, cindee@pacbell.net. Since this is a class that includes product, all payments must paid by the 23rd so I can order in time for class. If you would like me to send you a PayPal invoice, please add $2.

Sale-a-bration:




Sign up for Paper Pumpkin HERE! 

Read all about the Paper Pumpkin Sale HERE!

When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Wishes, Avant Garden

Is a Sale-a-bration (SAB) stamp set you can earn for FREE. It's also a stamp set you can use for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge, since the challenge is Sale-a-bration Fun!
I used Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo Ink. First stamp full strength, then stamp again. It gives the impression you have another ink color. Those two strips are from the 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack. The leaves are Old Olive and the full strength dots and sentiment are Sahara Sand. Haven't used that color in ages.

The 5/8" Burlap Ribbon works perfect for this card. Just take a couple of strands from the ribbon (you can pull them right from the ribbon), and tie around the first layer, then take your bone folder and curl the ends like you would curling ribbon.

Now you know I couldn't finish a card without "winking" it did you? LOL! I took the brush and flicked it from the cap of the Clear and Gold Wink of Stella. You can see it on the right side of my card.

So if you're in a pinch, this is the card to make. Fast, easy, and pretty (if I don't say so myself.....). And the most important thing, its FREE during SAB. Don't forget to add it to your order. Avant Garden, #143272. Another thing I love about this stamp set, it has lovely greetings. Flowers plus greetings, yes please.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
3 1/4" x 4 " Thick Whisper White cardstock
3/4" x 4 1/4" In Color Paper Stack

When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Basket of Flowers, Come on Spring!

Did you notice the Basket Bunch Stamp Set with matching Basket Builder Framelits on page 18 of the Occasions Catalog? Check out what I made. This makes a great "spring" card.
First off I love the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. TIP: Use liquid glue to adhere when using any embossing folders. The liquid glue gets in all the nooks and crannies.  Then I used the Stitched Shapes to die cut the Circle from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and layered that onto a Scalloped Layering Circle. Added a piece of Doily and some Silver Metallic Thread under the circles and a piece of the Sale-a-bration Ribbon before I put the circles on with dimensionals. Whew, that was a lot of stuff........

Now for the basket. The flowers were stamped on Whisper White with Black Archival Ink (so it won't smear) and then I used the Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter to color them in. What is so cool is there is a Framelit to die cut the flowers and even the leaves. SCORE! The basket was die cut from Tip Top Taupe and sponged, (why of course!). One thing to remember is you need the plain basket piece to put behind the cut out one so you can't see the bottom of the leaves and stems. I used Tombow (liquid) to adhere the flowers and leaves to the solid basket.

The sentiment is from the Jar of Love stamp set and die cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits.

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" Calypso Coral cardstock
4" x 5 1/5" Calypso Coral cardstock embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder
Scraps of Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe cardstock

Supply List:
 


New Class:
 
In the Life Me Up class you will make 12 cards, decorate the tin to hold your cards and I am including a full package of Rhinestones, Night of Navy and White Baker's Twine. Everything will be cut and scored for you. You will provide your own adhesive.
Cost: $25 with the option of adding:
Lift Me Up Stamp Set, $21
Bundle (stamp set & thinlits), $45.75 (all clear mount, if you want wood, contact me).
I am paying the shipping and tax for the stamp set and dies if you take the class.
Ok, this is really important; I must have your payment by: 2-15-17, so I can order all the products. If you want to pay by PayPal add $2 to the cost of class/add on.



Sale-a-bration:



Sign up for Paper Pumpkin HERE! 

Read all about the Paper Pumpkin Sale HERE!

When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?post signature

Friday, February 10, 2017

So Succulent, So Addicting.......

OMG! Makes these flowers are so addicting. They are time consuming, but so worth it. I made this one for a friend who just had her birthday.

The pot is 3 1/2" at the top and I took 3" Styrofoam ball and cut in half and hot glued to the inside of the pot. Then added moss to the ball with hot glue as well. The pot, moss and Raffia are from the Dollar Store.
Here is a top view.
Another view. You can see I did all the flowers a little bit different. Some of the bottom leaves on the Tip Top flower are bent down, while the other leaves (or petals) are curved up. You can do this with your bone folder. Just be very careful and hold each petal at the base. Time consuming, but worth it.

These are the colors I used for the Old Olive Flower, in this order, sponge Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Rich Razzleberry. The only color I sponged the tip was the Rich Razzleberry. The others I did in no pattern, just all over the petals. Succulents are all one color.
For the Sweet Sugarplum flower I sponged, Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake and White Craft Ink, in that order. You can really see how uneven the sponging is on these flowers. That's how it should be. By the time you glue them together, you can't see any of the uneven sponging.
For the Mint Macaron I sponged, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Sweet Sugarplum on the tips.


I had an extra flower so I used it for a tag. The tag is 2" x 3 1/2" Whisper White. Used the Scalloped Tag Topper and the Project Life Corner Punch on the bottom. The card is super simple using the So Succulent Bundle.


This is a "must" have bundle in my book! Now all I want to do is make more flowers......

New Class Just Added:

In My Life Me Up class you will make 12 cards, decorate the tin to hold your cards and I am including a full package of Rhinestones, Night of Navy and White Baker's Twine. Everything will be cut and scored for you. You will provide your own adhesive.
Cost: $25 with the option of adding:
Lift Me Up Stamp Set, $21
Bundle (stamp set & thinlits), $45.75 (all clear mount, if you want wood, contact me).
I am paying the shipping and tax for the stamp set and dies if you take the class.
Ok, this is really important; I must have your payment by: 2-15-17, so I can order all the products. If you want to pay by PayPal add $2 to the cost of class/add on.


Sale-a-bration:



Sign up for Paper Pumpkin HERE! 

Read all about the Paper Pumpkin Sale HERE!

When placing your online order, please use this hostess code: SZBNHN3N unless your order is $150 or more, then you keep the Hostess Rewards. Did you know when your order/party gets to $250 you receive $25 more in Hostess Rewards during Sale-a-bration?


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