Sunday, March 19, 2017

Special Reasons Stamp Set--Birthday

Special Reason Stamp Set
Stylish Stems Framelits-(Matching the ) Stamp Set

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Calypso Coral cs--score in half at 4 1/4"
2) white cs 2 3/4 x 3 1/4  & a scrap piece
3 x 3 1/2 So Saffron cs  & a scrap piece

Stamp the leaf that looks like a vein with Calypso Coral ink on the front of the card base.  This in hard to see in the picture, but it gives it a little extra "pop".

Cut out the flower with the framelits on one of the white pieces.   Sponge with the Colypso Coral ink & the So Saffron ink on the other white piece.  I did some lighter areas & some darker.  Lay the white piece over the top that has the flower cut out.  Make sure that the entire flower cut out has color under it.  If you need to sponge more you can.

Take the piece with the flower cut out & stamp the leaves on it.--Garden Green ink.

Now you can put the tape or glue in the corners & lay the 2 white pieces together.  Sponge around the white edges with the Calypso Coral ink.  Mount the white on the So Saffron piece with dimensionals.

Stamp the Happy Birthday on the scrap piece of white.  Cut out the white & So Saffron pieces for the greeting.  Sponge around the white with the Calypso Coral ink & mount the white onto the So Saffton with dimensionals.

Mount both pieces onto the card front.

I stamped the saying on the inside with the Garden Green ink (wishing you a beautiful day) & stamped the smaller flower in the bottom corner with the Calypso Coral ink.

Hope you liked it!
Happy Stampin

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sale-a-Bration thanks card

Pear Pizzazz cs 5 1/2 x 8 1/2--score at the half 4 1/4" & fold
DSP is cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"  It is the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. (You can get it free with a $50.00 merchandise order.)

Tempting Turquoise
Sweet Sugarplum
Pear Pizzazz

I used the Sponge Brayer (pg. 180 in catalog)  roll it in the Sweet Sugarplum ink & then roll it over the DSP. Just keep rolling in the ink & then on the paper till you get the darkness you want.  Then I changed the sponge on the brayer & did the Pear Pizzazz ink.--Then the Tempting Turquoise ink.  The colors will overlap a little.  After you get the colors the way you want them attach it to the card front.

The Thanks was from the Hello Thinlits.  Cut it out of Very Vanilla cs using your Big Shot.  I used a sponge to lightly dab the glue onto the word & then attach to the DSP on the card front.  The dragon fly was from the Detailed Dragon Fly Thinlits--use very vanilla cs.  I lined up the tail with the n in thanks.  I felt it made it easier to read this way.  I attached the dragon fly with 2 dimensionals under the wings & close to the body.

I tied a bow out of bakers twine & attached it with a glue dot!

I hope you liked this card.  If you need any supplies just click on my StampinUp website on the left to shop!  Thank you!  Be sure to leave a comment to let me know how you like the card!

Happy Stampin

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Avant Garden Stamp Set

The Avant Garden Stamp set is available until March 31.  You can get it free with a $50.00 merchandise order.

1) 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Elegant Eggplant cs. fold in half at  4 1/4"
2)  4 x 5 1/4 Perfect Plum cs
2) 3 3/4 x 5 whisper white cs.
1) scrap piece of white cs

Wild Wasabi ink
Crumb Cake ink
Elegant Eggplant ink
Black ink

Use one piece of the perfect plum cs to cut the layer for the greeting using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.  They are in the Occasions Catalog on page 42.

Stamp the birthday greeting from the Avant Garden stamp set using Elegant Eggplant ink.  Cut it out with the framelits & tape the 2 layers together.

You can mount the 2 Perfect Plum pieces on the card.  Yes, one will have the cut out of the greeting, but no one will see it when we finish the card.  One piece goes on the front & the other is inside the card.

Stamp the white cs now for the card front.  Ink the flower in the Elegant Eggplant ink and stamp it twice.  Notice how one flower is lighter than the other!  After you stamp the flowers stamp the leaves using the Wild Wasabi ink.  The flower center is stamped in the black ink.   Stamp the other piece of white cs for the inside.  Just put 3 flowers in the corner - you will need to have room for your saying or to write inside!
Stamp whatever saying you want on the inside & then you can tape it inside the card.

Now you are ready to stamp the little dots in the Crumb Cake ink on the card front.  Now you can tape it to the front of the card.  Put the greeting that you cut out on with dimensionals.

I hope you liked this card.  If you need any of the supplies just click on my StampinUp Website on the left to order.

Remember that Sale-a-Bration is over on March 31, 2017.  Be sure to check out all the things that you can get for free with every $50.00 in merchandise you order.

Sale-a-Bration is also a great time to join my team!  You get to pick out 2 free stamp sets with your starter kit!  The kit is $99.00 & you get your choice of $125.00 worth of product!  This is a great way to get a discount on your stamps & supplies!  Be sure to contact me if you have any questions!

Happy Stampin


Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Be sure to click on the link below to view the new Sale-a-Bration items available.  These items are available February 21 - March 31, 2017.  You are going to love the Glimmer Paper!!   You can still get any of the original ones too!   Remember for every $50.00 in merchandise you order you get to pick out one of the free Sale-a-Bration items!!  If you have any questions be sure to let me know.  If you would like to order just click on my website on the left!

Happy Stampin

Sunday, February 5, 2017


This card was made with --
Flourishing Phrases stamp set - page 49
Flourish Thinlits - page 194--These can be bought as a bundle & you save 10%

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 emerald envy cs--fold in half at 4 1/4"
4 x 5 1/4 mint macaron cs

Cut the border with the thinlits out of a scrap piece of emerald envy cs.
Stamp the front of the card with emerald envy ink & then glue the border down.

Highlight the flowers with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush-- page 181
I used both the gold & clear.  Color whatever part you want to.  It will give the card an extra "pop"

Happy Stampin

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Water Color Pencils

This is one of the cards we made at class in January.
Little Cuties--stamp set in the Occasions Catalog--page 17
Sprinkles of Life--in the big catalog--page 106
Watercolor Pencils--Occasions Catalog--page 24
Stitched Shapes Framelits--can order from my website.

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 whisper white cs--fold in half (4 1/4")
4 x 5 1/4 pacific point cs
3 3/4 x 5 rich razzleberry cs
3 1/2 x 4 3/4 shimmery white cs

Black Archival Ink
Old Olive Ink
Rich Razzleberry Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Blender Pen

Stamp the horse on a piece of white paper, cut it out.  Use regular paper or a post it note.  This is for masking.

Stamp the horse on the Shimmery white cs with the black ink.  Put the mask of the horse over the top of the stamped horse.  Now stamp the tree trunks with the Early Espresso ink.  Stamp the flower stems with the Old Olive ink.  Leave the mask on while you stamp the flowers.  Be sure to clean the stamp when you change colors.

The tree leaves are stamped with Old Olive ink.

Lightly color the tree trunks with the Early Espresso ink.  You do not have to get every spot colored.  Use a blender pen to blend the color on the tree trunks.  Color the horse.  Lightly blend with the blender pen.  Be sure not to get the card stock to wet.  It could rip.

I used the smallest of the oval stitched framlits for the happy birthday.  Sponge around the greeting.  Mount the layers on the card front & use a dimensional to pop up the greeting.

I hope you liked this card!  Any of the supplies can be ordered from my website on the left.

Happy Stampin

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Assisted Living Class

Here are some pictures from a class I did at an assisted living center.  There were 10 ladies stamping.  Special thank you to Rose for helping me with the class.

 Here is one of the cards we did.  It is all done with retired products.

Here is the other card we did.  We used the Pretty Kitty stamp set.  It is colored with regular colored pencils.  The ladies all love to color.

Below is the card I did stepping it up!  This card was colored with the new water color pencils!  The greeting is embossed & I added the ribbon.  Little changes can make a card look totally different!

Happy Stampin