Birdy Birthday

I am back again with the Bird Banter stamp set.  I know I have been using this set and the Painted With Love DSP quite a bit.  But they are both awesome products that I just love.  Today is a bird birthday.

 

 

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter Jackie Beers

Bird Banter, 145852

 

This card focuses on the bird and the new Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.  I love the dimension that embossing folders give to a card.    You have the raised embossed layer, which is used here.  But you can also turn it over and have the debossed look which is great as well.

Another focal layer is the new Tutti Fruitti Adhesive Sequins.  These little guys are super as they come with a glue dot attached.  You just pick them up with your paper piercing tool and place them on the card.  So easy and it adds such a great touch.  Also, it is a little hard to tell but the party hat is fussy cut and raised with a mini dimensional.

Thank you very much for visiting today!  I hope you have enjoyed my card and will consider the Bird Banter for your collection.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

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Confetti Birthday

Today’s card is from the Picture Perfect Party Suite of products.  I love all of these items.  They are great together or separate.  My card is only using a few of the items.

 

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Jackie Beers, stampinup, picture perfect birthday, jackiebeers

Picture Perfect Birthday, 145519

 

I did uneven layering to balance out the white areas for this card.  The DSP is from the Picture Perfect Party 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper.  What you normally see is the photography side being used.  But this is the other side.  I tend to use the other sides of the paper more than the more popular side.

I have two tricks that I will share from this layout.  First: The Stitched Shape Circle is the 2nd largest.  I die cut it before I stamped.  To me anyway, it was easier to line up the three candles with the smaller area.  The fact that the candles  are photopolymer makes a big difference as well.  I love that you can see through and around them!  Second:  To have the banner cuts line up, I used a tiny bit of adhesive and lined up the white at the right end of the other, with proper spacing top to bottom.  I then punched both pieces together.  Separate the two and move the white back even with the left end of the other piece.  You now have perfectly lined up banner tips!

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving comments.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Peekaboo Peach is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded in half
  • Whisper White is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Berry Burst is 4 3/4 X 3 1/2
  • DSP is 4 1/2 X 3 1/4
  • Berry Burst strip is 3 3/4 X 1 1/2
  • Whisper White strip is 3 1/2 X 1

 

 

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Panda Love

I have a warm and fuzzy Panda Love for you today.  These little guys are so cute and so easy to work with that I could not resist another quick card.

 

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas Jackie Beers, stampinup, party pandas, jackiebeers

Party Pandas, 147221

 

The Party Pandas set is a Sale-A-Bration set.  You can get it FREE, with the purchase of $50.00 from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs.  Besides the panda, the second star of the card is the Painted With Love Designer Series Paper.  I could use this paper every day!  It is beautiful on each side of every sheet.  I don’t think I have ever said that before.

The “Love” on the envelope is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  There are a couple of small words from that set that fit perfectly on the little envelope.  Obviously the color inspiration came from the DSP.  I love Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo would not normally put the two together.  But WOW!!,  I love them together with this small piece of paper that combines both.

The other highlight of the card is the Glitter & Clear Shapes.  I used the small round ones for the Panda’s eyes.  It gives it a 3-D look and makes the stand out.  The hardest part of this card is cutting all the layers.  I have provided the measurements that I used below.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I appreciate the lovely comments and am happy to answer any questions you have.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Rich Razzleberry base is cut to 11 X 4 1/4 and folded in half for a top fold card
  • The two larger pieces (Melon Mambo and DSP) are cut to 2 1/2 X 4 each
  • The two larger Basic Black pieces are cut to 2 5/8 X 4 1/8
  • The Whisper White piece is cut to 1 7/8 X 2 5/8
  • The small Basic Black piece is cut to 2 X 2 3/4

 

 

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Birdy Love

The Bird Banter stamp set is such a fun set to use.  There are so many possibilities.  Today I made an unusual pairing that are young at heart.  I say that because of their funky hair colors !!  I took quite a bit of artistic license in my color choices.

 

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter Jackie Beers, stampinup, bird banter, jackiebeers

Bird Banter, 145852

 

Can you see the blue tipped hair on the cockatoo?  I say there are no rules in our color choices, or hair styles!!

The Painted With Love Designer Series Paper is still the star of the show.  It was also the color inspiration for the most part.  The Pool Party was an add on.  I colored with the Stampin’ Blends again.  I am so in love with these pens.  They are the easiest to color with.  I am definitely no expert, so this shows how forgiving they are to work with.

The balloon is stamped and cut from a small scrap of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  Never throw away your scraps, but especially DSP scraps.  They are perfect for small accents.

This is a 4 X 4 card that is very quick to complete.  It would be great to make a set with the different birds from this set. Hhhmmm……I may have to do that.  Stay tuned.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Rich Razzleberry base cut 8 X 4 and folded in half
  • Very Vanilla layer 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • DSP layer 3 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • Rich Razzleberry center layer 2 5/8 X 2 5/8
  • Very Vanilla center layer 2 1/2 X 2 1/2

 

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!  I hope you enjoyed this card.  I would love to hear from you.  And if you do not have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to get you the current catalogs.  I would also enjoy talking with you about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  The next paragraph mentions some of the wonderful reasons to consider this.

 

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will get a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not need to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.


 

 

 


 

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Kindness

The sentiment on today’s card is one of my favorite.  This is one of my New Year’s Resolutions, just more kindness.  And I am back using the Waterfront Stamp Set again.  There are so many beautiful examples made with this stamp set.  I am continuing to try to emulate some of them.  Today’s card is supposed to be a calming mountain scene.

 

Stampin' Up! Waterfront Jackie Beers, stampinup, waterfront, jackiebeers

Waterfront, 146386

 

You will laugh when you read what my inspiration for this card was!  The DSP in the background which is from Naturally Eclectic DSP.  It wasn’t the vibrant colors, but the faded tones.  I saw sky fading down to grass.  The mountains are where I grew up and looking over a field towards the mountains is peaceful.  So that is where I was headed.

The stamping with this set is definitely a “just go for it” type deal.  And the best part is that you can make many different scenes with this one set.  I have done a couple that you can see HERE, and HERE.  I hope you will give this set a try and see what scenes you can create.  As a bonus, the sentiments are some of the best in the catalog.  You cannot beat a perfect sentiment.

Thank you so much for visiting with  me today.  I very much appreciate it.  And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will get a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not need to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.


 

 

 


 

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January Pals Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

For today’s blog hop, I went with bright colors and gold embossing on a  Valentine’s Day card.  This Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is the star though.  It is even prettier in person.  Because the paper is so beautiful, I went with a fairly simple layout.

 

Stampin' Up! Sure Do Love You, Jackie Beers, stampinup, sure do love you, jackiebeers

Sure Do Love You, 145766

 

All of the stamps I used are in the new stamp set “Sure Do Love You”.  The floral heart did not catch my eye at first.  But when I started thinking of the card, I knew it was perfect to surround the sentiment.  And with the gold foil in the DSP I had to emboss the floral heart with gold as well.

 

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I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.  The little “always” is stamped in Melon Mambo and die cut using the Lots To Love Box Framelit.  These are matching framelits for the stamp set.  Purchased as a bundle, you save 10% on this fabulous stamp set and extremely versatile set of framelits!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  22. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  23. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  24. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  25. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

 


 

 

 


 

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Bluebird of Happiness

LOL !!!  If you are my age, you probably grew up with the “Bluebird of Happiness” not being a good thing.  But that was exactly what I thought of when I saw the bird with the heart on top of the cart.  And that led to part of my color scheme for this card.  I am really happy with my bluebird here.

 

Stampin' Up! Friendships Sweetest Thoughts Jackie Beers, stampinup friendship sweetest thoughts jackiebeers

Friendships Sweetest Thoughts, 145826

 

My spring type flowers are my happy thoughts for warmer weather. I am tired of being cold!  I definitely would not make it living in the north.   So I went with spring flowers and soft colors.

 

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The Night of Navy is a far cry from a “soft” color,  that  I was going for with this card.  I think it works though.  I believe it helps to draw out the color in the softer shades.  I hope you like it as well.  This was a super quick card to make and I hope you will give it a try.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  I very much appreciate it and I love your comments.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

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Lots To Love Box

I hope you are falling in love with all of the new products in the 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Brations Catalogs.  I definitely have.  (If you do not have the catalogs yet, and do not have a demonstrator, please contact me and I will get catalogs in the mail to you!)  Today I am sharing one of the really unexpected favorites from the Occasions Catalog.  It is the framelits “Lots To Love” which bundles with the “Sure Do Love You” stamp set.

 

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies, 145653

 

I love stamp sets that are quick and easy.  Framelits add a great touch to our cards by adding dimension and showcasing the stamped image.  I believe this box does the same thing.  It is probably the easiest to build of any “put it together” item SU has ever had.  All you do is cut two of the box shape and adhere them together one with the flap at the top and the other with the flap at the bottom.  Since it is equal to adhere the sides is to simply lay it flat and fold over.  Easy Peasy!!

I decided to use another popular Sale-A-Bration set to dress up my little gift box.  It is the “Lots of Lavender” stamp set.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  I then added a few touches of the Chalk Pen to highlight a couple of the flowers.

For the finishing touch, I added the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  I also used the 1/2″ Circle Punch to make a little tab at the top.  This just makes it a little easier to get the box open.  You would not want to tear the DSP trying to get the box open!

To finish off the box, and I should mention to do this as you are putting the box together!!!!  I added a Night of Navy circle to the inside of the flap.  It is the 2nd largest circle in the Layering Circles Framelits.  And it merely gives a little more finished look to the inside flap , as well as making it a little sturdier.

In case you were wondering this box is pretty big.  It will hold full size candy bars like a Hershey or a Kit Kat. And I know it could be adjusted to make it “thicker” so that it would hold the test tubes SU had in the Holiday Catalog.

 

Thank you for visiting with me today!  I hope you enjoyed this project.  It really is a very versatile box that is super easy to build.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  And if you do not currently have a demonstrator I would love to help you.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will get a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not need to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.


 

 

 


 

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Price: $110.00

 

 

Great Gift Box

Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to give small gifts.  We usually make boxes from the beautiful card stock or designer series paper.  A great carryover from the Holiday Catalog are the little pizza boxes.  Well there is now a new one to add to your “easy as can be” gift giving.  The Occasions Catalog has an awesome Silver Mini Gable Box.

 

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Boxes, Jackie Beers, stampinup, mini gable boxes, gable boxes, jackiebeers

Silver Mini Gable Boxes, 145568

 

I know for a fact that this little box will hold a Lot of Chocolate!!  I gave one as a hostess gift over the holidays, and even with some of the shredded paper in the bottom, I fit six of the square chocolate treats.  The best part is that they take very little decoration.

For today’s box I used the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that is a Sale-A-Bration option. The paper coordinates with the Bubble Over Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  I can see this box being a great option for bridal and baby showers, or wedding receptions.

My card stock color choices came directly from the DSP, as usual.  Why vary when SU has matched everything for us.

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The measurement for wrapping the paper around the box is simple.  The sides are 2 1/2″ X a little over 12″.  Since the DSP is 12 X 12, you will have a gap between the ends as it takes a little more to go around the outside of 12″.  All you have to do is center the gap on the front of the box and then cover it with your decoration/sentiment.  Quick and easy!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will give this cute box a try for some spring events.  The supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will get a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not need to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.


 

 

 


 

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You Are Awesome

The sentiment on today’s stamp set is what first caught my eye when I was exploring the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  You’re Awesome!!  It is from the set “Epic Celebration”. Who wouldn’t love to receive a card with that sentiment as the focal point?  It was just too perfect to pass up.

 

Stampin' UP! You're Awesome Jackie Beers, Stampin' Up!, You're Awesome, Jackie Beers, stampinup, youre awesome, you are awesome, jackiebeers

You’re Awesome, 147236

This card uses almost the entire stamp set.  I love creating with one stamp set and showing the versatility.  This one would be great for a kid, or musician.  The background is the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder.  But instead of having the dimension raised up, I turned it over so that it is an impression.

The background splatter is the flicking of the SU Marker created by my friend Julie DiMatteo.  The black border around the sentiment is my method of using the SU Marker to go around the edge. This gives some depth without having to hand cut a matching layer for underneath. HaHa….Juie and I are both getting rich over these ideas 🙂

This unique shaped punch I used is from the masculine suite of products named True Gentleman.  You will definitely want all of these items.  They are wonderful and great for all cards.  The punch is named Tailored Tag Punch.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

 

During Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  There are so many perks to this.  We call it THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE !!  Please contact me and let’s discuss all of the possibilities.


 

 

 


 

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Price: $110.00