Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Graduation


I am back at least temporarily!  We have been planting potatoes so my seed cutting job has kept me away from blogging and creating lately and I missed the whole week last week.  Hopefully I can be back for good, but we will see...

I have a couple different styles of the same card to share with you today.  We have quite a few graduation celebrations to attend this year so I thought I should get some cards made!  I chose to use the Eastern Medallion thinlits as the focus and added some Eastern Palace Specialty paper on the first one...





The sentiment is from Celebrate today and I added a designer button to the center of the medallion as well.


The second card uses the banner stamp in the Celebrate Today stamp set as well as the sentiment.  I also added some metallic enamel shapes to add a little color and texture.


The purple on this card is the new In Color called Fresh Fig...


Supplies:
Celebrate Today
Dapper Denim, Basic Gray ink
Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig card stock
metallic enamel shapes
designer series buttons
Eastern Palace specialty paper
Eastern Medallions thinlits

Friday, May 12, 2017

I've Got This


I was in the mood to use the daisy stamp in the Helping Me Grow stamp set the other day and decided to pair it with the Sending Thoughts stamp set and some pretty designer series paper.


I chose to use the Falling in Love designer series paper for the background and the Succulent Garden designer series paper for the sentiment that is also punched out with the decorative label punch.


I added a little linen thread behind the sentiment for some texture as well. 

Supplies:
Helping Me Grow, Sending Thoughts
Tip Top Taupe Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi ink and markers
decorative label punch
linen thread
Succulent garden dsp
Falling in love dsp



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tranquil Tulips


I am able to share some sneak peek products with you today!  For my Mother's Day cards I decided to use the new hostess stamp set called Tranquil Tulips.  There is some two step stamping on the tulip petals.


For the first card, I chose some Color Theory designer series paper for the background layered onto Pool Party card stock and added my sentiment on a new punch called Pretty Label.  The accents are called glitter enamel dots and I already love those! 


On the second card, I used the same stamp set and glitter enamel dots but different colors for some of the tulips.  Then I cut a doily in two and added the halves behind the Very Vanilla layer that is popped up with dimensionals. 


You also see a couple of the new In Colors on these cards - Berry Burst (this is the card base color as well as the darkest pink ink) and Powder pink (the mat for the tulips on the first card and the lighter ink on the tulips on the second card).


Supplies:
Crazy about you, Tranquil Tulips (hostess)
Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi ink
Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Very Vanilla, Pool Party card stock
doilies
Glitter enamel dots
Pretty Label punch
Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thank You Teacher


I can't believe it is already time to think about end of year teacher gifts again!  My kids have a countdown going of course, but I am not sure exactly how many days it is until they are done :) 

I put together some fun gift card holders for some of the teachers using the Tasty Treats specialty paper and the stamp set from the April 2017 paper pumpkin kit.



I took a 4 1/2" x 6" piece of specialty paper and scored it at 1/2" on  the 4 1/2" side and at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" on the 6" side and then made the pouch using tear and tape adhesive.


Inside is a piece of card stock with a gift card attached and some ribbon added to the end so it can be pulled out of the pouch easily.

Supplies:
Tasty Treats specialty designer series paper
April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit (stamp set)
Pool Party, Early Espresso ink
Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe card stock
3/8" metallic ribbon (SAB 2017)
tear and tape adhesive
decorative label punch



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin alternative


As promised, here is an alternative idea for your Paper Pumpkin kit!  I cut down one of the embossed pieces of watercolor paper after I added my pencils and water and used that on one corner of the photo mat.


The title piece is the front of one of the envelopes with along with my stamped words...and the rest of the elements with the exception of the photo mat (Daffodil Delight) and the 12" 12" card stock (Tempting Turquoise) are also from the kit.


Those glittery plastic flowers are super fun to play with!

Don't forget, you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin anytime (and can also suspend or cancel when you choose).  Just go here for more details.



Monday, May 8, 2017

April Paper Pumpkin Kit Cards


The April Paper Pumpkin kit had some fun elements (and a free gift from Sara of watercolor pencils) to play with on some cards.  The envelopes were even fun to cut up and use :)


These cards were created using the items in the kit (along with a cut up envelope) and there were enough pieces to make 4 more cards and some extra stuff.  I will have an alternate project idea for you tomorrow...


As always, after I had time to play a little bit with the kit, I let my daughter put together some cards too.  She really loved using the watercolor pencils!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tasseled Thank You


One more preview day of the Eastern Elegance collection!  This card uses the Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Gold vinyl stickers and the mini tassels assortment. 



I used the stamp set and the new In Colors (Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist) to create a patterned background for this card.  Then I added a vinyl sticker to the Fresh Fig card stock and layered on my sentiment tassel. 


Supplies:
Eastern Beauty
Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide ink
Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide card stock
mini tassels assortment
scalloped circle punch
1 1/2" circle punch


Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle 147207
Price: $103.50
Bundle and save! Buy these coordinating products and get the Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Very Vanilla Envelopes for free.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Experience bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors! This bundle is perfect for the advanced stamper.

Quantity: 11 Items

*Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
*Mini Tassels Assortment
*Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
*Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Stamp Club Projects


May's Stamp Club projects all use the new catalog preview products I mentioned yesterday.  They are again listed at the bottom of the post, there are two bundles you could choose from and I have posted the larger one below.



The layout uses the Eastern Palace specialty paper, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Gold vinyl sticker, Eastern Medallions thinlits and some extra card stock.


Both of the cards use the Eastern Palace specialty paper and some new In color inks called Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide.


The second card has a gate fold and belly band and the stamp set I chose for that one is BYOP.  Aren't those little tassels cute?


We always have room for more stampers if these project look fun and you would like to try out either my monthly stamp club or my virtual one.  Just e-mail me for more information!


Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle 147207
Price: $103.50
Bundle and save! Buy these coordinating products and get the Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Very Vanilla Envelopes for free.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Experience bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors! This bundle is perfect for the advanced stamper.

Quantity: 11 Items

*Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
*Mini Tassels Assortment
*Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
*Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Think of You


I have a few new catalog previews to share with you this month and the great part is that you can also order these items before the new catalog comes out!  You can see one of the bundle options at the end of the post.

The card today also features two of the new In Colors coming in the new catalog - Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.



The base of the card is Fresh Fig card stock and I have used the same ink for the sentiment.  The layer matting the designer series paper is Tranquil Tide and I added a Eastern Gold vinyl sticker to the left side of the card and on the Dapper Denim die cut.


Supplies:
Eastern Beauty
Fresh Fig ink
Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide card stock
Eastern Palace specialty paper
Eastern Gold vinyl stickers
Eastern Medallions thinlits
 circle punch



Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle 147207
Price: $103.50
Bundle and save! Buy these coordinating products and get the Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Very Vanilla Envelopes for free.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
Experience bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors! This bundle is perfect for the advanced stamper.

Quantity: 11 Items

*Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
*Mini Tassels Assortment
*Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
*Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sending Comfort


Today I have another sympathy card to share with you, I made quite a few different styles recently for a customer...This one again uses the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, but not for the sentiment, this time for the flower. 


The sentiment is from the Suite Seasons stamp set and I added some Crumb Cake ribbon in one corner attaching it in the back with some washi tape to hold it in place.


Supplies:
Suite Seasons, Flourishing Phrases
Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi ink
Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi card stock
Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon




Monday, May 1, 2017

Blooms and Bliss Sympathy


One of the items I always am sad to see retire is the designer series paper.  I kind of get attached to some of them even though I know that there will be fun new ones coming in the new catalog.  This collection is one I will especially miss - the Blooms and Bliss designer series paper pack.  I just love the color combinations...If you would like to see the retiring list, you can go here...remember that the products are while supplies last. 


I chose to use a piece of this designer series paper in the background and then took a piece of Whisper White card stock and used the Blooms and Wishes stamp set to make a pattern with similar colors behind my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases and is stamped with Early Espresso ink.


Supplies:
Blooms and Wishes, Flourishing Phrases
Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso ink
Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Whisper White card stock
Blooms and Bliss designer series paper



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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!