Sunday, March 1, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Sheltering Tree Edition

Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop where everyone features projects made with the same stamp set. This time we are showing you what you can make with the Sheltering Tree stamp set from the Occasions catalog.

Note: The hop officially begins on Monday, March 2nd but we post early to make sure everything is running smoothly. Until then you may experience some broken links. Don't give up though! 

If you arrived from the talented Yapha Mason's blog, then you are where you should be. If this is your first stop - that is good too - just follow the links and you will go full circle and end up back here.

I went a completely different route with this stamp set and created an ice cream cone.
I love all of the images in this set, especially the tree, but I have to admit there are times when I look at the shape of the large stamp with the leaves/blossoms, I see the top of an ice cream cone. Then after seeing Stampin' Up! use the back of the stamp on a card, the idea hit came to me to actually use that stamp image for the "ice cream" on a card. Because Sheltering Tree stamp set is photopolymer, this idea worked! Add that to my list of why I love photopolymer.

Black Raspberry Chip is one of my favorite ice creams so that is what I tried to recreate for my card. And by adding 2 different sentiments from other stamp sets, I was able to make this into a fun birthday card. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! 

Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Something to Say, Big Day (Sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake ink, Crumb Cake Blendabilities
Other: Pearls, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, sponge, dimensionals, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

Next stop on the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop is the blog belonging to another talented stamper, Wendy Weixler. Enjoy the hop!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Butterfly Basics Framed

Well, I didn't really frame the image as much as I added a frame to the image. 
My card is fairly straightforward but I do have a few tips for you:

1. When stamping a solid stamp over a line image such as I did here, use a light colored ink for the solid stamp and it won't show through - unless you want it too, then go for it.

2. You don't always have to color leaves green. I used Bermuda Bay blendabilities  for the entire image.

3. I used a 1" square punch to punch out the inside of the frame. Beats cutting with scissors!. I punched 4 times.

4. Use waxed paper in between the card stock and butterfly thin lit. The little pieces come out so much easier!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! 
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Friday, February 27, 2015

You ARE a Classic


adjective: judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

noun: a work of art of recognized and established value
Don't you just love those definitions!? Can you think of anyone in your life that fits the description? I know I do, and I can, which is one of the many reasons I love Guy Greetings stamp set. 

I was so inspired by a card that Sandy Mathis made, I created my own simpler version. Thanks Sandy! I used 2 of the manly patterns from the Adventure Bound paper stack for my card and added some Candy Dots across the top. I didn't even bother adding color to the car. It looks great just stamped with Early Espresso ink.

My card details:
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

You are Amazingly Amazing

Hello my stamping friends!  Today is a color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog. I hope you will play along with us this week. It's fun!

The color Blushing Bride is very subtle in my card. Can you see it? Look closely.
If you guessed the "shadow" around the flowers, then you are correct! Well, that and the Candy Dot in the center of the punched flower. 

I stamped the flowers from Painted Petals stamp set with Blushing Bride first, and then stamped again with Rose Red only I stamped a little off center. Tip: The Blushing Bride gives the image some depth and because it is a lighter color in the same color family it doesn't interfere with the Rose Red. 

The layout is one I have used before and love. I kept it simple but it can be jazzed up with some layers or background texture. Super easy card to recreate and definitely mailable with no extra postage. Win, win!

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Painted Petals, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Other: Candy Dot, Itty Bitty Accent punch 

I hope you will join us this week at Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog and show us what you create with these colors! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lotus Blossoms

My favorite Sale-a-bration stamp set (so far) is Lotus Blossom and I have a sneaking suspicion that it is a favorite of many of you as well.
Because the Lotus Blossom uses 3 stamps to create the beautiful flower, you will need to use one, two, or three different colors of ink. My flower uses only Crisp Cantaloupe ink. I stamped off two times for the first layer, then I stamped off once for the second layer. The third layer is full strength and has all of the detail. 

Tip: The Crisp Cantaloupe card stock behind the Window Frame was cut with my paper cutter. It is such an easy way to add a little bit of color to the Whisper White Window Frame. 
Another Tip: Curve the flower stem or keep it straight - it's easy to manipulate because the Lotus Blossom stamp set is Photopolymer.

Now that Stampin' Up! has revealed 2 new Sale-a-bration stamp sets for the month of March, I wonder if Lotus Blossom will finish as the favorite? Time will tell! 
    The new Sale-a-bration products can be viewed here. *Not available until March 1st.

My Online Store can be found here. The details for my card are as follows:

Stamps: Lotus Blossom (Sale-a-bration)
Paper: All Abloom paper stack
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Other: Window Frame framelit, Big Shot, Pearl, Itty Bitty Accent punch, dimensional

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Sale-a-bration Products plus Weekly Deals

Great news! Stampin' Up! just announced that they will be releasing 4 new Sale-a-abration products for the month of March. And if you ask me they saved the best for last!

Here are the products.

Details: Beginning March 1st , these 4 new products will be available (in addition to the other Sale-a-bration products) for FREE with a $50 purchase (before shipping and tax). 
To break it down - for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you can choose one item from the Sale-a-bration catalog and/or from these 4 new products. No limit on how many.

To view the flyer of New Products in pdf form, click here
To view the Sale-a-bration catalog with all other products, click here.


Deals for the week of February 24 - March 2

Any of these items can be purchased through my Online Store. Thanks for choosing me!

Monday, February 23, 2015

What doesn't work for one card, works for another

This little bird was actually a reject from another card. I had stamped and colored him with the intent to use him for last week's sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. I changed my mind though and used the lemon image from the same stamp set instead. If you are interested, that card can be seen here

I couldn't just throw him away so I created today's card using the same sketch with a few minor changes. What I love about this card is that it uses all Sale-a-bration products. Even the Blendabilities can be had for free. 

If you would like to take a look at the Sale-a-bration catalog and what you can receive for free - the pdf is here.

My Online Store. The details for my card:

Stamps: A Happy Thing (Sale-a-bration)
Paper: Best Year Ever (Sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Black Memento, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Other: Best Year Ever Accessories pack, white bakers twine

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Butterflies and Birthdays

Butterflies and birthdays - what a great combination! That is what the stamp set, Butterfly Basics and its coordinating Butterfly Thinlits is all about! You know I love this stamp set.

With this simple design, I was able to create a birthday card that is easy to duplicate and has some embellishments to give it a little extra something. It is a birthday card after all!

You may notice that I did not use the coordinating thinlit for the butterfly. Instead I punched the stamped image with the Elegant Butterfly punch. It wastes some of the stamped butterfly but if you don't have the Butterfly thinlits this is a nice alternative. Or you could fussy cut the butterfly. I was lazy, so I punched :)

Side note: Do you know the difference between a framelit, edgelit, and a thinlit? 

  • A framelit frames a stamped image or creates a layer to frame an image. Stampin' Up! has a huge selection of these.
  • An edgelit creates a fancy edge 
  • A thinlit cuts a detailed image such as a doily or butterfly.
So there you have it. 

My card details:
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Sale-a-bration continues - don't miss out! View the catalog here and see what you can get for free with every $50 that you spend (before shipping and tax).
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