Enjoy Life

I have a quick card to share that got a laugh from my Stamp Club last weekend.  I had given it another name though.  I named it “Kick Butt”.  They saw the humor.  This card is for those days that you really have to get up and get going.

 

 

I believe most of us can relate to this card in some way.  For me, I am trying to get into better shape and spend several mornings a week at the park walking the trails.  I feel like raising my arms and cheering when I am finished each day.  Can you relate in some way?

The hardest part of  this card is stamping the image to show behind the window.  I punched the circle with the 2 1/4 Circle Punch.  I then adhered the white piece on the inside of the card and made a small tick with a pencil to the top of the circle.  Since this set is photopolymer, it was easy to insure my background went a bit above that mark.  Then I knew where the silhouette needed to be.  Easy Peasy.

For a bit of depth to the front, I chose to stamp and then punch the Tailored Tag Punch and I turned it longways instead of side to side.  The sentiment may not be appropriate for everyone, but I love it.  It is the only thing raised with dimensional.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have an awesome Memorial Day Weekend.  Please remember those who gave their life for us.

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Remember for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around REMEMBER. This word can mean different things to different people – fond memories, respectful tributes, special occasions that we’ll never forget. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I love today’s blog hop theme.  To me, Remember is the same as memories.  So in looking through my stamps for something that fit that description, I ran across a perfect stamp set.  It is retiring, so I love that I am getting one more use out of it.

 

Jar of love, bird ballad, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers

 

This Jar Of Love Bundle has been a go to set for me for a while.  I just love Ball Jars!!  That is the memory for this card.  When I was a kid, we did everything from drink,  to catch lightning bugs, plant terrariums, use as fish bowls, and last but probably the most use was as a vase for flowers.  My Mom loved the blue Ball jars.  She kept those for flower vases or to hold candy.  Those were special.  I think she would like today’s use of the jar.

To get the look I wanted for the Blue jar, I stamped and embossed the jar with White Embossing powder on Vellum card stock.  I then went back with the LOVE in Smoky Slate Embossing Powder.  It did not turn out as I thought it would.  But I like the very light result even better. I adhered the vellum jar to a jar die cut in Coastal Cabana.  I put rolled up glue dots in each corner to hopefully not be seen.

I stamped and die cut the flowers in two colors on each flower.  I stamped the leaves directly on the white.  Some of the flowers are raised with Dimensionals and some are flat on the white.  The yellow flowers all received an Artisan Pearl for the center.  It doesn’t show well, but all of the flowers received just a touch of Wink of Stella to give them a bit of sparkle.

The background paper is a sneak peek from the next Annual Catalog.  It is the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  It had just enough of Coastal Cabana / Bermuda Bay blue in it to work perfectly.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I am last on the roster today, but depending on where you started you may not have been to number 1 yet.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp With Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  3. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  4. Jan DuFour at Stamp Me Silly
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line StampingYou Are Here

 

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Birthday Tag

The new products I am using today may be one that you have not seen yet.  At least I have not seen very many samples made with either of them.  It is the new Delightful Day Bundle.  It includes the Delightful Day stamp set and the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  I LOVE the punch.  It is similar to the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, which is one of my all time favorites.

 

Stampin' Up!, Delightful Day, Garden Impressions, Dot To Dot

I love using tags on the front of a card.  Depending on how they are adhered, they could become a bookmark or decoration.  This one is adhered with dimensional, but could just as easily be attached another way.

This card is a super quick and easy one.  I used the Dot To Dot Embossing folder to give dimension and cuteness to the background.  The DSP is Garden Impressions.  It is punched with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch as well as the white layer.  I placed one of the Pearlized Doilies behind just to give some more visual interest.  I debated on another layer to my tag but opted for the simple doily.

The tag pieces are 2 X 4 1/4 for the DSP and 1 3/4 X 3 3/4 for the Whisper White layer.  I added a loop of baker’s twine in place of ribbon.  I also added the clothespin from my old stash.  I think the new mini binder clips would be perfect.  Unfortunately I had not ordered them yet 🙁

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will give this sweet and simple card a try.

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Multi Fold Card

I have a CASE today of a card I received in Charlotte at OnStage from a sweet friend.  Vicki Townsend’s card was different in decorations and the sentiments, but the fold idea came from her swap card.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Big Thank You, Painted Glass, Jackie Beers, All My Love

The card was a bit difficult to photograph because of the folds, so I finally took the picture with it laying flat.  It was well worth the trouble though.  I love this fold.  If you follow my blog, you know that folds are my favorite thing to add to a card!

You also know that I occasionally do DSP scrap cards.  Well, here is another one!  It is great for the leftover pieces.  I have all of the meaasurments further down in the post.

Here is the open card.

 

 

You can see that there are two places on this card that you could write.  Or you can place another DSP piece on the smaller white space and use the larger one to sign on.  I almost stamped onto the white panel, but had cut two Crumb Cake circles by mistake.  I saw that as a subconscious need to add both of the circles to the card. LOL!!    I like the layered circle as opposed to simply stamping on the card stock.  It gives a bit more dimension to the card.

 

Measurements and Directions:

  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • Crumb Cake layer is 3 1/4 X 4 1/2
  • Multi fold white piece is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 1 1/2, 3, 5 1/2, 8.  Fold and burnish and then make mountain valley folds
  • DSP layers are 4 X 1 1/4, 4 X 2 1/4, 4 X 2 3/4

 

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Made With Love

I have another new stamp set (bundle) I am breaking out for you today.  It is the set It Starts With Art!  It is adorable in every way.  This set would work for almost any crafter.  I love flexibility.

 

Stampin' Up!, It Starts With Art, Jackie Beers, Follow Your Art

I fell in love with this sheet of the Designer Series Paper.  It is named Follow Your Art DSP, and has everything in it that is in the stamp set.  This piece just screamed out to me.  I love the bold strokes of color!!

Other than the bright colors I chose, the card is pretty simple.  I stamped the stack of ribbon and colored each one with Stampin’ Blend Markers.  I had to add some Wink of Stella to make them Sparkle! , since that is what the sentiment says.  How cute is that??

Did you notice the little charm hanging from the paperclip?  Those are both from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit.  I normally am not too excited about the embellishment kits.  I tend to stick to ribbon and bling.  These were just too cute to do without.  I ran a piece of White Baker’s Twine through the loop of the charm to tie it to the paperclip.  Just for good measure, I added a glue dot beneath the charm to keep it from moving around.

Thank you for stopping by today and always!  I hope you will return next week for some more ideas.

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Free As A Bird

The next two days I am breaking out some new stamp sets.  I know other demonstrators have been using them for a few weeks.  I wanted to give some last minute LOVE to the retiring products first.  And I will continue to do that.  But I thought you would like to see some new items, and I was getting antsy wanting to play with them!!

 

Stampin' Up!, Free As A Bird, Bird Ballad, Jackie Beers

I assume that you guessed the stamp set from the title of the page today!  Aren’t these birds adorable?  And the designer series paper is a WOW!!!  Stampin’ Up! colored several of the pages with the Stampin’ Blends and then photographed it for the paper.  Extreme Talent!!

I chose the branch full of birds and decided to make them Robins.  I know the colors are not perfect, but I love coloring.  You will probably see many variations of colors as I play with this set more.  The Designer Series Paper, Bird Ballad, is great with birds, feathers, flowers, etc.  I chose the feathers today because of the colors and it leaves white space to match the birds.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great day and will return tomorrow.  I have another new stamp set to share!

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You’re The Best

I am mixing old products with some new pieces in today’s card.  I love doing that.  It is sort of a “one last spin” with some of the retiring products.

 

I wish I could say that I did something to create that gorgeous lace layer!!  But I cannot.  It is a FABULOUS set of cards and envelopes that are all cut for you.  They are just waiting for you to choose the color of card stock or designer series paper to place behind the lace look.  It also comes in a gorgeous metal tin.  It is named the Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards In A Tin.  The envelope is shown here.  I should have shown the back flap of the envelope.  It is a pretty scalloped flap.

I chose Coastal Cabana for the color to show through the lace.  I used a rolled up glue dot in each corner to adhere it to the laser cut front.  The Flirty Flamingo Doily is part of a pack of 4 colors of doilies.  Perfectly named Colored Doilies!!  They are retiring at the end of the month.  I thought it worked wonderfully here though.

I also used the retiring 1 1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out the sentiment from Very Vanilla card stock.  I failed to mention that the cards and envelopes are Very Vanilla.  Sorry about that.

To adhere the doily, I placed a glue dot in the center of the lace layer, then placed the doily over top.  The sentiment is layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise it.  The dimensional also help in adhering the doily.  I topped it off with three Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, another retiring product.

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Fancy Fold Birthday

I am having technical difficulties, so sorry I’ve been delayed in my posts.  Some of you early risers may be wondering where I have been!  Thank you for hanging with me.

If you follow me very often, you know I LOVE folds in my cards.  Various folds are my favorite cards to make.  So today I have another great fold that is super simple to do.  And a great way to use those leftover pieces of DSP.  A win/win to me:)

 

#stampingup, Stampin' Up!, Needle & Thread, Needlepoint, Jackie Beers

Sorry for the finger in the photo!  It wanted to open up and not be photographed.  Here is the card opened also.

 

Stampin' Up!, stampin up, Jackie Beers, #simplestamping, needle and thread

 

I really like this simple fold and it really showcases the designer series paper.  The white section could be DSP as well.  You could add your sentiment and signature on the panel just above that spot, where I have the small flowers DSP.  I wanted to use more of the stamps from the set so chose to have the large white area.  The “stitching” is a nice touch and so easy to line up being the photopolymer stamps.  I did not get it exactly centered but am happy with how they overlapped.

I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the spray of leaves behind the main flower on the front.  They are not listed in the supply list since you cannot purchase them individually.  I really hate that!!

I have the measurements listed below.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day and will return tomorrow.

 

Measurements / Directions: 

  • Card base is 5 1/2 X 11 (with 8 1/2 X 11, you only get one card from the piece)
  • Score at 1 1/4, 4, 6 3/4,  Fold and Burnish, then make Mountain/Valley folds
  • Cut DSP 2 @ 1 X 5 1/4 ( This is for the smallest section and I used different patterns for variety)
  • Cut DSP 2 @ 2 1/2 X 5 1/4 ( or 1 DSP and 1 White if you want your sentiment there)
  • Cut 1 White (or DSP) at 4 X 5 1/4

 

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Loyal & True

This week is National Police Week.  The Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC is the center of the ceremonies that will be held.  Sadly there will be way too many names added to the memorial wall again this year.

Today’s card is a simple card to honor all Law Enforcement Officers.

 

 

I am sad to see this Loyal & True stamp set and the military stamp set retire this catalog.  It will stay with me however.

For today’s card I kept it very simple and clean.  The base is Night of Navy card stock and the Blue Line is Blueberry Bushel.  Other than the main piece, I just added the Loyal & True along with the My Hero.  The only thing raised is the center blue heart.  I fussy cut it and raised it with a dimensional.  I used the Crushed Curry and Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Markers to color the badge.

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Cactus Bling

Today’s card is a CASE of a card I received in a swap with other PALs at OnStage in  Charlotte.  Unfortunately the maker’s card was not in the envelope, so I do not know who to give credit to for this cute card.

Flowering Desert, 148700

I gave the cactus a little flower on it’s head and added a touch of bling.  Looking at it now though, it almost looks like a much too small little hat!!  LOL!!  I am going to stick with it being a flower.

The background is the Subtle Embossing Folder which gives just enough texture without overdoing it.  I love the embossing folder for a variety of reasons.  The cactus , flowers, grass are a variety of greens and Mango Melody.

I added the ribbon in Calypso Coral with the layered sentiment for some depth.  The sentiment received a flower and bling to match the cactus.  This was a fun card to make!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really like this stamp set and think it was under showcased.  It has the potential for some really sweet cards.  Unfortunately it is on the retiring list.

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