Friday, May 25, 2018

Here is a sneak preview using some of the products from the new Share What You Love Suite and new ink colors from Stampin Up - Available starting 6/1/18 in the new annual catalog.  The stamp set is called Love What You Do and has several nice sentiments plus flowers and stems. For this card I used Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover inks and cardstock.  The sentiment I used is included in this set.  Click Here for a Material List, Directions & Links to SU Products used.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

This card offering Hope Through Stormy Seas was created using Stampin' Up!'s High Tide stamp set.  
I used their Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip and Archival Gray inks on a mat of Whisper White cardstock.  The bottom mat is Pacific Point. This is an A2 size card. Click Here for a Material List, Directions & Links to SU Products Used.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

This Missing You card was created using Stampin' Up!'s Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.   I love the geometric die cut included in this die set. The flowers were stamped in Sweet Sugarplum (retiring) & Rich Razzleberry inks, the leaves in Old Olive.  Then those items,  the open style flowers, and the tiny leaf shapes were cut with the die set.  All the pieces were glued to the white mat & the sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink. Then the white mat was mounted onto a piece of an ombre style DSP & onto the card base. I love this color combo and card! This is an A2 size card. Click here for a Material List, Directions & Links to SU Products used.

I created this card "Wishing You Brighter Days to Come" with Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful You stamp set. The dancer in this set is stamped onto watercolor paper and water-colored using Melon Mambo Ink and an Aqua Painter.   The sentiment is from the same stamp set. Wrap some coordinating twine around the white mat - and then the white and black mats are attached to a Melon Mambo mat and  onto an A2 size card base. Lastly I added a few enamel star shapes to the white mat.  Click Here for a Material List, Directions & Links to SU Products Used.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

This special Birthday card has a secret pocket on the front where you can hide a message.   The card was created using Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  The Berry Burst banner on the left side of the card is raised up using foam adhesive strips so that a message can be slid underneath it.  A really clever idea that was inspired by a card sketch provided by Richard Griffith. I used Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder & Fresh Fig inks to stamp the flowers. This is an A2 size card. Click Here for a Material List, Directions & Links to SU Products used.




The feature flower on this "It's a Good Day" card  was created with Stampin' Up!'s Daisy Delight stamp set and Punch. It is a combination of blues and purples.  I used Dapper Denim cardstock with a coordinating DSP, Wisteria Wonder CS and Elegant Eggplant CS.  The sentiment is from their Best Birds stamp set.  The flower was stamped in Wisteria Wonder Ink, the sentiment and butterfly in Elegant Eggplant ink. I used White Perfect Accents for the center of the daisy and scattered around the card.  This is an A2 size card and was inspired by a sketch by Dawn Griffith.  Click here for a Material List, Directions & Links to SU Products used.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

I have made 9 cards so far from the February 2018 Paper Pumpkin "Wildflower Wishes" kit from Stampin' Up!.  Have lots of materials left and even ordered a refill.  I especially love the large die cut sentiments and the flower die cuts which make it pretty easy to put a quick card together.  I don't think I made any cards using the directions from the kit but it is still very inspiring and came with a great stamp set. These are all A2 size cards.
Click here to see more of my Alternatives for Wildflower Wishes

This Thank You card was created using several Stampin' Up! stamp sets - Wild About Flowers, Daisy Delight and Beautiful Bouquet.  The background was masked on the edges and then sponged with Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi inks.  The stems and flowers were stamped using and then the sentiment.  Some washi tape was added to each side and then all mounted on to a Dapper Denim mat, then onto an A7 size card.  Click here for a Material List, Directions and Links to SU products used.

Friday, May 11, 2018

This colorful butterfly card was created with Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Wings stamp set and one of the dies from their Butterflies Thinlits (both are retiring May 31, 2018 or while supplies last).  It is a new stamp set for me and I'm looking forward to making many more cards with it. The butterfly was stamped once on the card and then a second time on a scrap of Whisper White CS.  The butterfly that's on the top was die cut and then layered onto the other - applying glue only to the body of the butterfly so the wings could "flutter".  I have used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim inks and mounted the white mat onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Click here for a Material List, Directions and Links to SU Products used.
Live, Laugh, Love - I have always loved that sentiment, so when I saw a Recollections die set at my local Michaels with those dies, I had to have it.  And as several products in the 17-18 annual catalog for Stampin' Up! are retiring on May 31st, I decided to buy their Bloomin' Love stamp set and coordinating Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, before they were gone, to combine for this lovely card.  What a great set for Valentine, Wedding or Anniversary cards.  I cut the heart out of some pink pearl paper and mounted it on a tiny dotted pink paper I had in my stash.  The tiny die cut flowers for stamped in Pink Pirouette ink.  And added some White Perfect Accents embellishments. This is an A7 size card.Click here for a Material List, Directions and Links to SU products used.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Blossoms stamp set (retiring May 31st) was used to create this card.  I used their Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum, and Wild Wasabi inks to stamp the flowers, leaves, and sentiments -  and matted them on rectangles cut from the same colors of cardstock.  The flowers were die cut using their Pansy Punch (retiring May 31st).  I had been eyeing this stamp set for some time now and glad I was able to purchase the set before the inventory was depleted.   Their Flower Shop stamp set is also retiring this year - so sad to see it go as it uses the same Pansy Punch and I have created lots and lots of cards with the set. This is an A7 size card and was inspired by a sketch provided by Dawn Griffith. Click here for a Material List, Directions and Links to SU Products used.
Here's another card using the Flourish Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!.  I have cut the flower shapes from a gold foil paper and then matted them on some small squares of Springtime Foils DSP which I daubed with some Crushed Curry ink.  The centers of the flowers were embellished with some silver metallic hearts.  This sentiment is from the March Paper Pumpkin "May Good Things Grow" kit and was stamped in Crushed Curry ink onto a Lots of Labels Framelits die cut. This is an A7 size card inspired by a sketch provided by Dawn Griffith.
These 2 cards were created using Stampin' Up!'s Flourishing Phrases stamp set and coordinating Flourish Thinlits dies. Both of these cards were inspired by sketches provided by Dawn Griffith.

For this first card I started by creating a background by stamping the large flower flourish onto white cardstock using Wisteria Wonder Ink.  The dies and large background mat were cut from Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  The smaller mat is Perfect Plum cardstock.  The sentiment is from their Birthday Blossoms stamp set and stamped with Perfect Plum ink.  The sentiment and flower block were popped up with Stampin' dimensionals.  And a couple of their silver Metallic Enamel Shapes were added for that little bit of bling. 

This 2nd card was done in Emerald Green ink and coordinating cardstock. The sentiment is also from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.   The butterfly is from the retired Papillion Potpourri stamp set - but any butterfly stamp could be used.
This card was created using Stampin' Up!'s Party Pandas stamp set.  The pandas were stamped and fussy cut - then applied to some background mats.  This mat then slips into a little pocket made from some diagonal cuts of coordinating cardstock.  The balloon (cut from green glitter paper) was punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  This is an 2 size card inspired by a sketch provided by Dawn Griffith.
This card was created using the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The images were stamped directly onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using their Marina Mist, Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky inks and then matted onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock and embellished with a coordinating ribbon. The sentiment is from their Birthday Blossoms stamp set. This is an A7 size card. The stamp set was free during the months of January thru March 2018 with a qualifying purchase.
This card was created using the Amazing You stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The flowers and sentiment were stamped with their Pacific Point ink. Two of the flowers were fussy cut and popped up onto a water-colored background, and then matted onto a piece of Pacific Point cardstock and embellished with a coordinating ribbon.  This is an A2 size card inspired by a Pinterest post done by Amanda Fowler. The stamp set was free during the months of January thru March 2018 with a qualifying purchase.
This lovely basket was stamped using Stampin' Up!'s Blossoming Basket stamp set and colored with their Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Old Olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - mounted on coordinating cardstock and DSP. The sentiment is from their Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. This is an A2 size card inspired by a sketch provided by Dawn Griffith. The stamp and die sets were free during the months of January thru March 2018 with a qualifying purchase.
This card was created using the Amazing You stamp set & the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The flower and sentiment were stamped in their Crushed Curry ink. The dies cut from Crushed Curry cardstock.  All mounted on Dapper Denim cardstock and coordinating DSP. This is an A2 size card inspired by a sketch provided by Dawn Griffith. The stamp and die sets were free during the months of January thru March 2018 with a qualifying purchase.
This card was stamped using Stampin' Up!'s Heartfelt Blooms which was available from their 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog (January 3rd thru March 31st). It was free with a $50 purchase during the promotion.  The flower and coordinating sentiment were stamped in Rose Red ink - mounted on DSP and matching Rose Red cardstock & embellished with Rose Red enamel shapes.  I love the details of this flower stamp.  This is an A7 size card and inspired by a sketch provided by Dawn Griffith.