Saturday, May 20, 2017

Short & Sweet Saturday - Lovely Inside & Out


Happy Saturday, everyone! Well, it's time for another Short & Sweet Saturday Card. I'm using a few sneak peek products from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I'm using the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle which includes the Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set and Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. I also used a new In Color, Lemon Lime Twist in the following products - Classic Stampin' Pad, Cardstock, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, & 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows.

I also used this month's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch #71. If you play along, you could win a free, month subscription to Craft Project Central (CPC)! With every 10 cards submitted, a winner will be drawn. When a CPC designer submits a card, their card counts towards the 10, but their name is not entered in the drawing. We would love for you to play along! You'll need to hurry, though. The last day to submit a card is May 31! CLICK HERE to get all the dos and don'ts of the sketch.

There are a few items that wouldn't add to the supply list below, but I'll get them added when the new catalog goes live.


Dimensions:
  • Thick Whisper White: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (card base)
  • Lemon Lime Twist: 5-1/4" x 4" (base layer) & 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" (stamped layer mat)
  • Pool Party: 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" (embossed layer)
  • Whisper White: 2"x 4" (stamped layer) & 3-1/2 x 2-1/2" (base oval)
  • Peekaboo Peach : 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" (greeting oval)
  • Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon: 7"

Instructions:
  1. Fold the Thick Whisper White card base in half. Emboss the Pool Party piece by running it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Attach this piece to the center of the Lemon Lime Twist base layer. Wrap the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon around the center of piece, attaching the ribbon ends to the back of the Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL Adhesive. Attach the whole thing to the card base.
  2. Stamp the large, circular stamp from the Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set randomly over the Whisper White stamped layer using the Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, & Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pads (see picture for placement). Attach it to the center of the Lemon Lime Twist stamped layer mat piece, and attach it to the card, a little right of center (see picture).
  3. Die-cut an oval from the Whisper White base oval piece using the #6 oval die (with the smallest die being #1) from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. Stamp the raindrop-like design stamp all over it using the Pool Party ink pad.
  4. Die-cut the greeting oval out of the Peekaboo Peach piece using the friend oval die from the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. Attach it to the stamped oval from Step 3 using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Attach the whole thing to the bottom, right corner of the card. Attach a Lemon Lime Twist bow from the 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows to the bottom, right of the oval.
  5. Attach a medium-sized enamel dot from the White Perfect Accents to the top, right corner of the stamped piece. Attach two small enamel dots from the same pack to the bottom, left, corner of the same piece (see picture for placement).






Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lovely Friends Meets High Tide - Anniversary Card


My husband and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary on May 7, and this is the card I made for him. I used a new stamp set that will be in the upcoming annual catalog on June 1st. I loved the "You make me ridiculously happy" stamp in the new Lovely Friends Stamp Set, and I just had to use it on Ken's card. I also love the High Tide Stamp Set, and I was so happy that I was able to put these two great sets together. I'm so glad this Occasions Catalog stamp set made it into the new annual catalog!


Dimensions:
  • Dapper Denim: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (card base)
  • Very Vanilla: 4-3/4" x 4" (main image layer)
  • Sahara Sand: (2) 3/4" x 4" (embossed strips)
  • Copper Foil Sheets: (2) 1/2" x 4"
  • Very Vanilla:  5-1/4" x 4" (inside of card)

Instructions:
  1. Fold the Dapper Denim piece in half to form the card base.
  2. Emboss both Sahara Sand strips by running them through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Use the following sandwich when running through the Big Shot...(starting from the bottom) Big Shot Platform, embossing folder with the cardstock inside, and Standard Cutting Pad. Attach the strips on each end of the card. The top and bottom edges should be centered between the top and bottom edges of the card.
  3. Stamp the outline-like lighthouse stamp from the High Tide Stamp Set onto the left side of the Very Vanilla main image layer using the Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the bolder lighthouse stamp on top of the first one using the Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the beach sand stamp underneath the lighthouse, lining the opening in the sand with the bottom of the lighthouse, using the Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the double grass bunch stamp onto the right side of the sand using the Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad.
  4. Using the stamp-off technique (ink the stamp, stamp onto a scrap piece of paper, and then stamp onto the cardstock), stamp the water stamp onto the right side of the beach using the Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the lined, triangular stamp into the little un-stamped triangle area between the sand and the top of the water image using the same ink pad (use the stamp-off technique here, too).
  5. Put a post-it note on top of the lighthouse, lining an edge of the note with the right edge of the lighthouse. This prevents ink from the water stamp from going onto the lighthouse. Stamp the water stamp onto the right side of the lighthouse twice to reach the right edge of the cardstock, using the stamp-off technique and the Dapper Denim ink pad. Move the post-it note so an edge is lined up with the left edge of the lighthouse. Stamp the water stamp one more time the same as before.
  6. Rub the Embossing Buddy across the whole stamped piece to take the moisture out of the cardstock. Stamp the "You Make Me..." stamp from the Lovely Friends Stamp Set onto the top, right side of the piece using the VersaMark Pad. Heat emboss the greeting by pouring Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder all over the greeting, tapping off the excess powder, and melting the powder with the Heat Tool. The powder is melted once it's shiny. Stamp the flying birds stamp from the High Tide set a couple times on the card using the Basic Gray ink pad (see first picture for placement).
  7. Attach a Copper Foil strip onto the back of each end of the Very Vanilla piece, letting about 1/8" show on each side. Attach the whole thing to the center of the card, using Stampin' Dimensionals. The top and bottom edges should line-up with the top and bottom edges of the embossed strips.
  8. Stamp the right end of the beach sand stamp onto the bottom, left corner of the Very Vanilla inside layer using the Sahara Sand ink pad. Stamp the seagull stamp on top of the sand using the Basic Gray ink pad. Stamp the "love" stamp from the Lovely Friends set onto the right side of the sand using the Cherry Cobbler ink pad. Stamp the "happy anniversary" stamp from the So in Love Stamp Set onto the right side of the piece, and above "love", using the Dapper Denim ink pad (see second picture for placement). Attach the piece onto the inside of the card.

Inside of card.




Monday, May 15, 2017

Daisy Delight Mother's Day Card


I hope all of you mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday! Now that my mom has received her card, I can share it with you. I had so much fun making Saturday's card that I just had to make another one using the Daisy Delight Bundle. I also love Wisteria Wonder & Daffodil Delight colors together. I haven't used Wisteria Wonder for awhile, and I'm so glad I've found a color combo I like with it. The colors listed with the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) doesn't include Wisteria Wonder or So Saffron, but these colors are definitely in the sheet of paper I used. They match perfectly with colors in the paper. My inspiration for this card was one that I saw on Pinterest, and you can find it HERE.


Dimensions:
  • Daffodil Delight: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base) & 4" x 3-3/4" (main image layer mat)
  • Wisteria Wonder: 4" x 5-1/4" (embossed layer)
  • So Saffron: 6" x 3" (flower)
  • Whisper White: 4" x 3-1/2" (main image layer)
  • Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4" x 1" (small, multicolor floral paper)
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon: 6" & 4"

Instructions:
  1. Fold the Daffodil Delight card base in half.
  2. Run the Wisteria Wonder layer through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  3. Stamp the large daisy stamp from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set onto the So Saffron piece two times using the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad. Punch both flowers out with the Daisy Punch. Attach the flowers together with a Stampin' Dimensional (dimensional goes onto the back of the flower center of the top flower). Make sure to stagger the petals before attaching.
  4. Attach the DSP layer across the bottom of the Whisper White piece. Stamp the "Mother's Day" stamp from the Circle of Spring Stamp Set onto the top, right corner of the piece using the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad. Stamp the leaf outline stamp from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set onto the top, left corner of the Whisper White piece using the Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad. Ink the solid leaf stamp with the Old Olive ink pad, stamp it onto a scrap piece of paper, and then stamp it on top of the leaf outline. Lay the flower down onto the left side of the piece, lining it up with the leaf. Figure out where the next two leaves need to go, and stamp them the same way as the first. Make sure to take the flower out of the way before stamping. Attach the whole thing across the center of the Daffodil Delight main image layer mat piece. Attach the whole thing to the Wisteria Wonder embossed layer (see picture for placement).
  5. Wrap the 6" piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon around the piece, just above the DSP, and attach the ribbon ends to the back of the Wisteria Wonder layer. Then attach the whole thing to the center of the card front.
  6. Attach the flower to the card, lining it up with the stamped leaves, using SNAIL Adhesive. Attach a large faceted gem from the Clear Faceted Gems to the center of the flower. Tie the 4" piece of ribbon onto the right side of the attached ribbon using a single knot. Trim the ribbon ends at an angle.






Saturday, May 13, 2017

Short & Sweet Saturday - Daisy Delight Bundle Sneak Peek


I hope you're all having a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Here's this week's Short & Sweet Saturday card. I'm so happy. I finally got to play with some of my new stuff! I'm in LOVE with the Daisy Delight Bundle and the coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP). So pretty! 

I also love the new Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon. There are two different looks to this ribbon. The side I used has the cross-stitched side, and the other side is two rows of stitching! Great, huh? The last new product is the wonderful Clear Faceted Gems. I used the largest size gem from the pack. They also come in gold! All of these products are listed below in the supply list, but they can't be ordered until June 1. Only 2-1/2 weeks away! I can't seem to get the ribbon added to the list, but I'm sure I will be able to once it's available to purchase.


Dimensions:
  • Daffodil Delight: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Whisper White: 4" x 5-1/4" (base layer)
  • Wisteria Wonder: 6" x 3" (flower)
  • Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4" x 3" (multi-color floral paper)
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon: 6"

Instructions:
  1. Fold the Daffodil Delight card base piece in half.
  2. Stamp the "Thank You" stamp from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set onto the bottom, right corner of the Whisper White base layer using the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
  3. Attach the Delightful Daisy DSP layer to the top of the Whisper White base layer. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom of the DSP layer, and attach the ribbon ends to the back of the Whisper White piece using SNAIL Adhesive. Attach the whole thing to the center of the card base front.
  4. Stamp the daisy stamp onto the Wisteria Wonder piece two times using the Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad. Punch the flowers out with the Daisy Punch.
  5. Attach the flowers together with a Stampin' Dimensional (dimensional goes onto the back of the flower center of the top flower). Make sure to stagger the petals before attaching.
  6. Attach the flower to the left side of the card, over the ribbon, using SNAIL Adhesive. Attach a large faceted gem from the Clear Faceted Gems to the center of the flower.






Thursday, May 11, 2017

Retiring Stamp Set - You're Sublime


Here's the last card that will be made at my stamp camp today. I used the retiring You're Sublime Stamp Set. I also used the retiring Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, and the Happy Hearts Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

This card is going to be made at my Fond Farewell Stamp Camp next week. Since it's a card that will be made at one of my stamp camps, I won't be sharing the instructions for it. I will share the dimensions, though. 😊

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE RETIRING LIST


Dimensions:
  • Watermelon Wonder:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Crumb Cake:  4" x 5-1/4" (embossed base layer)
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP:  2" x 5-1/4" (Crumb Cake/multi-color flower paper)
  • Watermelon Wonder:  3" x 3" (scallop circle - #6 scallop circle die)
  • Whisper White:  3" x 3" (main image circle - 2nd largest circle die)
  • Whisper White:  5/8" x 5-1/4" (base for washi tape strip)
  • Delicate White Doilies:  1/2 doily




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Retiring Stamp Sets - Kinda Eclectic & Petite Petals


This is another card using Retiring products. I think this is my favorite card that will be made at my stamp camp. It features the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set, Petite Pairs Stamp Set, the Petite Petals Punch, and the Elegant Butterfly Punch. The current Pearls Basic Jewels are sold out, but the product has been reconfigured for the new catalog.

This card is going to be made at my Fond Farewell Stamp Camp next week. Since it's a card that will be made at one of my stamp camps, I won't be sharing the instructions for it. I will share the dimensions, though. 😊

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE RETIRING LIST



Dimensions

  • Delightful Delight:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Early Espresso:  4" x 5-1/4" (base layer)
  • Very Vanilla:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (main image layer)
  • Very Vanilla:  5-1/2" x 2-1/4" (flowers and butterfly)




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Retiring Stamp Set - Circle of Spring


Here's another card made with retiring products. I used a lot of retiring products on this one. I used the retiring Circle of Spring Stamp Set, Festive Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP), Blushing Bride 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Mint Macaron Cardstock, and the 2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers. 

This card is going to be made at my Fond Farewell Stamp Camp next week. Since it's a card that will be made at one of my stamp camps, I won't be sharing the instructions for it. I will share the dimensions, though. 😊

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE RETIRING LIST



Dimensions:
  • Mint Macaron:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Sahara Sand:  4" x 5-1/4" (embossed base layer)
  • Blooms & Bliss DSP:  4" x 1-1/2" (Sweet Sugarplum/Rich Razzleberry paper)
  • Sweet Sugarplum:  2" x 1-3/4" (bow)
  • Whisper White:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2" (wreath)
  • Whisper White:  scraps for a 1-3/4" circle (greeting)
  • Blushing Bride 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon:  6"




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