A Big Thank You

I know I tend to say I LOVE a stamp set or product.  And I suppose that is why I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I like their products more than any other stamping company.  And I do like most all of the stamp sets.  But here I go again……I love the Animal Outing stamp set.  At first glance you may think it is for children and I don’t do many children’s cards.  Please look at it again!!  I rarely do a child card, but I am in love with these images.  So here is another Animal Outing Card.

 

Animal Outing, 146600

 

 

I think the expression on the Rhinoceros is like a very humble “you are welcome”!  Or maybe I am losing it ! LOL…

I very much like (love) the Stampin’ Blends, and am so happy they are back in stock plus the addition of quite a few new colors.  Although this stamp does not require blending, I still used the light and the dark of the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I simply went over the darker areas with the darker shade and it magically blended itself.  Yay Me !

I also have a little paper tip for you.  Never throw away your paper scraps, especially the ones where you trim 1/8 or 1/4.  That is what I used for my gray stripe to break up all of the yellow.  How handy is that???

Thank you very much for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it.  I have listed the measurements a little further down.  Also, be sure and check back tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  You will get some great holiday ideas!

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • DSP strip = 1 7/8 X 5 3/8
  • Gray strip = 1/2 X 5 3/8
  • Yellow layer = 3 1/4 X 3 1/2
  • White layer = 3 X 3 1/4

 

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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Another Detailed With Love

Punches are one of my favorite crafting products.  I think of them as a staple of paper crafting.  So I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! came out with this new Detailed Trio Punch to pair with the Detailed With Love stamp set.  Yes, they are a bundle!!  The 3 in 1 punch is perfect.  All three corners are almost must haves and here they are all in one.  I have used the same center piece as I did on my previous card.  But the look is very different!

 

Detailed With Love Bundle

 

Would you believe that this Designer Series Paper is the Twinkle, Twinkle DSP?  I rarely do baby cards, but loved this DSP.   I believe it is perfect for non-baby cards!  And it is a totally different look from the first card I made using this bundle.  You can see that card HERE.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Center = 2 1/2 X 3
  • Center background = 2 3/4 X 3 1/4
  • Pool Party = 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP = 3 3/4 X 5
  • DSP strip = 1 1/2 X 4 1/2
  • White strip = 1 5/8 X 4 5/8

 

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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Watercolor Notecards

It helps if you put the correct date on the scheduled post.  Sorry about that!!

Today I have a one layer card.  That is super unusual for me.  I do love my layers!  But I hope when you see this one, you will consider these great notecards as quick and easy cards to have on hand.  Half of the work is already done for you.  Take a look and then I will explain what is already on the card.

 

Delightfully Detailed Notecards, 146911

 

 

I love how this card turned out!  These notecards are delivered with the watercolor wash look already on them.  They are half in Mint Macaron and half in Blackberry Bliss.  I love the subtle watercolor look which screams for you to just stamp on top of it.  The Blackberry Bliss has a darker background and is maybe even more beautiful.

These notecards would be the perfect way to make and have on hand some quick Thank You type cards, or for a beginner crafter to not have to worry about doing layers.  You get 20 notecards and envelopes for $9.50.

I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede and the tree by coloring with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede.  And that is the completed card!  It cannot get much simpler than that.  The stamp set is Rooted In Nature, a wonderful set, especially for more masculine cards.

I also stamped on the envelope to give a little “something special is in here” look to it.  I try to always remember to do that.  It is a leaf from the same set stamped in Mint Macaroon.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return on Monday.  Please remember to review all of the current specials.  The JOIN NOW is the best ever!!!

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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A Chocolate Gift

I have a bit of an unusual, at least for me, project for you today.  From my West Coast trip I brought a friend ,who loves Ghirardelli Chocolate, a gift.  Of course I had to make a decorative box to hold it.  This is definitely not my specialty!!  But I measured and winged it, and here are the results.

 

Treat Time, 146626

 

 

I did used retired DSP.  I wanted a thicker paper for my gift box.  There are some great new ones, I just did not have a large enough piece.  I have been really using my DSP lately!    And here is the inside of the box.

 

 

 

I used Julie DiMatteo’s favorite mini magnets as the main closure.  I did add a decorative slide off band as well.  In doing so, I fell in love with this stamp set, Treat Time !  Oh My, who would not LOVE to get a card or gift with the sentiment “It’s A Real Treat Being Friends With You”?  I think that is my new favorite sentiment.

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • 8 X 12 Thick DSP
  • Score at 2, 3 1/8, 5, & 6 1/8 on the short side
  • Score 1 1/8 from each end.
  • Choose the top, and remove the first two sections on each end of the top.
  • Adhere and close as you choose

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


 


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Detailed Smiles

I have another quick and easy card today.  I am also showcasing the beautiful Highland Heather from the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.  It is gorgeous!  And I am once again using the Detailed With Love stamp set.  It is a very versatile set for sure.

 

Detailed with Love, 146606

 

I have also, for the first time, used the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Mats.  I used it for the detailed cutting in the center of the card.  I may not have needed to do that, but I did not have a lot of time and didn’t want to mess up the card.  So I played it safe and I love the outcome. I will definitely be playing with these mats more in the near future.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  This is a very simple layout that could be utilized in a variety of ways.  I hope you will give it a try.

Be sure and check out all of the current Specials going on right now.  The Super Joining Bonus is the best I have ever seen.  I would love to talk with you about joining my team.  There is no pressure to continue and you still get a lot of wonderful product for your money.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Heather layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • White strip is 1/2 X 4

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Detailed With Love

The card I have made for today is a little bit different.  I have mostly focused on the punch instead of the stamp set or paper.  It is the Detailed Trio Punch.  I really like it.  As described, there are three punches in one.  A Corner Rounder, YAY!!, a Flower, and a Ribbon Slot.  It is a great tool to have in your tool bag.

 

Detailed With Love, 146606

 

I wanted to focus on the punch, so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  The ribbon is the gorgeous Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  It comes in Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  Other than the ribbon the layers are the focal point.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new card.  And please check out the Specials Deals going on.  The Join and get a SET of Ink Pads is an all time greatest offer!! I would love to talk with you about joining my team of stampers.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • the layers are 2 1/2 X 3,  2 3/4 X 3 1/4,  and 3 X 3 1/2

 

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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I Am Back!!

I am back from my awesome sightseeing tour down the west coast.  We went from Seattle to San Francisco. I must say the Oregon Coast is simply breathtaking!  All of the scenery and sights were wonderful.

Today I have a pretty quick card for you.  I am trying to get back in the groove and have a lot of cards to make.  So we will get right to it this morning.

 

Dandelion Wishes, 146747

 

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

I used the beautiful Tropical Escape 6X6 Designer Series Paper Stack as the main color scheme for this card.  I am really in love with this paper.  The colors are so bright and are some surprising combinations.  The colors I have used today are not something I would normally have put together.  So keep this combination to try yourself.

The three triangles, or squares if turned another way, are a great way to have a different look with stamp sets.  I chose the Dandelion Wishes set and stamped them very subtly with the Gray Granite. I used the Layering Squares to cut them and the Blushing Bride scalloped background.

Thank you for coming back to see me today!  I really appreciate it.

There are two fabulous promotions going on right now.

By joining as a demonstrator in July, you will receive as a FREE bonus to your Starter Kit (The Best Shopping Deal!!) a complete set of a color family of Ink Pads.  Yes, that is 10 ink pads at no charge!!  WOW!  And I would love to have you join my team.  So please contact me and let’s discuss it.  Ot simply click on the Join My Team button at the top of the page!

The second promotion is the Buy 3, Get 1 Free DSP Sale.  Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper is the best DSP around, and the prettiest.  So how could you go wrong when you get 1 free???  You could keep them all to yourself or share with a friend.

 

 


ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Money Envelope

Before I get to today’s card……I will not have posts after today until July 9th. I am going on vacation.  Some friends and I are flying to Seattle and driving down the coast to San Francisco.  I cannot wait to see the beautiful scenery.

Okay, about the card. I do quite a few gift card holders.  I LOVE to give gift cards and am excited to come up with new ways to gift them.  But today I am going Old School!  Yes, as the title said, it is a money envelope.  Actually it should be money or check envelope.

 

Southern Serenade, 145921

 

I love this!  I have not needed a cash or check card in a really long time.  But since I will be needing to settle up with my friends for various costs, I thought I would make a cute one and share it with you.

I left this cutie quite plain.  Since It is going to a couple, I did not want it to be too frilly.  And here is the open picture.

 

 

 

The base is 7 X 7 1/4 and scored on the 7 1/4 side at 2 and 5 1/4 (this actually equals 2 from each side if that is easier).  Fold and burnish the score lines.  Choose which section is your money holder and using the 1 1/4 circle punch do a half punch in the center of that edge.  On the opposite end, use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners.

The white strip is 1 X 7 and is also rounded corners on one edge.  Stamp your sentiment so that it reads properly when the flap is opened.  Then adhere to the flap leaving about a 1/4 – 1/2″ hanging over.

Place Tear & Tape on the edges of the section you did the half circle punch.  Before you adhere it, place a piece of card stock in the pocket so that it is not too tight when you place your cash/check.

For the decoration I chose to do a bright daisy.  I used a scrap of Mango Melody card stock and punched 2 times with the Daisy Punch.  I stamped the Thank You on scrap white card stock and used the 1 1/4 circle punch to punch it out.

The belly band is 1 X 8 1/4 and is loosely wrapped around the envelope, so it will easily slide off.  Adhere it in front by overlapping the strip.  Then place the layered flower on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This will cover the overlap of the wrap.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will return on July 9th.  I very much appreciate you checking out my projects.

 


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Granny Apple Coffee for GDP 144

I am submitting today’s card for the Global Design Project #144 Challenge.  It is a CASE the designer.  I used her layout for my design .  To CASE can mean using a little, a lot, or just the layout.  I was a little in the middle of that on my card.

 

Stampin' Up!, stampinup, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers, coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups framelits

Coffee Cafe, 143677

 

And here is the challenge card I cased.

 

 

I was so thrilled when the Coffee Cafe set and matching framelits carried over to the new catalog.  Then I realized I had not used them in quite some time.  So here they are paired with the gorgeous Tropical Escape 6X6 Designer Series Paper.

All of the supplies I used are listed the bottom of the page.  Thank you so much for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it and love to hear from you.

COLOR COMBINATION:  Of course these are in the Gorgeous DSP.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The wide strip of DSP is 5 1/2 X 2 1/2
  • The banner strip of DSP is 5 X 2

 

 


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Double Z Fold

One of my favorite parts of card design is the fold. I love any fold that is a tad different.  Today I have a different take on the Z Fold, which is my favorite.  This one is the Double Z Fold.

 

Stampin' Up!, stampinup, Country Road, Z Fold, Double Z Fold, Jackie Beers

Country Road, 147469

 

For a country type card, mine is a tad on the bright side.  But I love the look of Crumb Cake, Real Red and the new Blueberry Bushel.  I utilized most of the stamps in the Country Road stamp set.  I discovered  the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch matches the wheel perfectly!  I love those kind of discoveries.

Here is a picture of the open card so you can see the Double Z.

 

 

I probably needed a better angle for the photograph, but I believe you can see the strip that is the second Z of the fold.  And did you notice the Happy Birthday sign on the top right?  The “Nail” is a brad.  I LOVE brads, and Stampin’ Up! has brought them back!!  Yippee and Happy Dance!!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you like different folds as much as I do and will give this one a try.  If you have any questions I would be thrilled to help you out.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8
  • 8 1/2 X 1, scored at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8

 


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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