You Are Amazing

I have a very colorful card to share with you today.  You will smile at the inspiration for the card.  I will start with saying that these are two of my favorite colors.  While shopping the other day I saw a lady with a pantsuit that was pink with orange at the bottom of the blouse, and then orange with pink at the bottom of the pants.  I could not help but smile because that is a color combination that I can get behind.  So when looking for paper for a card inspiration what did I find…….Orange and Pink DSP!!!

 

 

This card simply Shouts that You Are Amazing!!  And I LOVE that.  The word bubble and the Amazing are from the stamp set, You Are Amazing.  As is the stars along the strip of orange.  I fussy cut the word bubble since it was really just curved a bit.  I wanted it to stand out so I left a bit of White border and then raised it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The gorgeous DSP is from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  I chose Flirty Flamingo as the card base with a layer of Pumpkin Pie.  To help the DSP pop a little bit, I added an extra layer of White beneath it.  The word bubble is stamped on White cardstock with Flirty Flamingo.  You are Amazing is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The strip along the bottom is to ground the word bubble.  I am not sure it really needed grounding, but I did it anyway.  The stars are a stamp from the set and are stamped using Pumpkin Pie Ink on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  For a finishing touch I added a few Rhinestones to the stars with one on the word bubble.

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

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My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Flowers of Friendship

I have another 4 X 4 card that is full of Friendship and Thanks.  It is part of a 4 pack gift I made.  The other card I shared last week.   I used most of the same products in both cards.  They use different pieces to make each more individual.  There are two of each card.

 

If you missed the card from last week, you can see it HERE.

Layout

As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, the two cards are basically the same.  The size of the cards are the same.  The layers are a little different.  For this one though I used the Flowers of Friendship Bundle.  This bundle is a stamp and punch.  You know how I love punches, so this was on my first order from the new catalog!

The difference for this card are the flowers and the sweet sentiment.  They are both from the stamp set.  I layered the smaller flower on top of the larger one.  And glued the leaves to the back side of the larger flower.

The sentiment is stamped and then punched using the Label Me Fancy Punch.  I like the rounded edges this punch leaves.  Plus it tucks just below the flowers very nicely.

Finishing Touches

This card would qualify as a #simplestamping card so it does not have, or require , much in the finishing.  I did add one Gold Gilded Gem to the center of the flower.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the flower up.  I had also used my bone folder to curl the petals on the smaller flower for some added dimension.

Measurements

  • Card base of Merry Merlot is cut 4 X 8 and folded in half
  • Crushed Curry layer is cut 2 1/2 X 3 3/4
  • DSP layer is cut 2 3/8 X 3 5/8
  • Layer is positioned equally on the left side aligned with Top, Bottom, and Left edge.

 

Options for the Punched Images

The punch will punch the two sizes of flower and the two leaves at one time.  There are a couple of ways to make the punching more efficient.  I just used scrap strips of my cardstock to stamp the images.  But first, I turned the punch over and saw the direction each of the components were facing.  That way I knew which way to place the stamped images for ease in cutting.

You can also use your Stamparatus and make a template.  To do this, take a square of cardstock and punch all four pieces at once to make a template.  Then place the template on the stamping surface of your stamparatus.  Place the stamps in the template.  Pick the flowers up with one plate and then pick the leaves up with the second plate.  Now you can stamp and punch multiples easily.

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Jar of Love

I have gone back to an older stamp set for today’s project.  An Oldie but a Goodie in my book.  It is the Jar of Flowers stamp set.  My original thought was to make a larger card and use the punch with the Mason Jar Shaker Domes.  But simpler won out.  I am still thrilled that all of the items carried over!!

 

Building The Layers

I have always loved the Blue Ball Jars and tend to make my jar from this stamp set in a blue tone.  Today I used Pool Party for the jar and a stamped off Pool Party for the water.  The flower stems are stamped using Just Jade and colored with Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.  To be able to better blend the flowers, I stamped the bouquet using Basic Gray.  Then all of the different pieces were colored using a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  They are all listed in the supply list at the bottom of the post.

After using the Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper on Wednesday’s cards, I couldn’t wait to use these bright patterns again.  Today’s pattern is from the 2020-2022 In Color pack.  It is on of the Bumblebee sheets of DSP.  I added yellow in the flowers to compliment it.  The other colors are Magenta Madness and Polished Pink.  The Polished Pink is a little softer and deeper tone than the Magenta Madness.  They are surprisingly great together!

Finishing Touches

The final items for the card are fun additions.  The beautiful ribbon is the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon.  I wrapped it around the layers and then simply added a small strip to tie a knot.  That is the easiest “bow” ever!!  For the focal layer, I added some of the Genial Gems.  They are in Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya, but seem to pick up the colors they are next to.  So the largest flower got one of the Pale Papaya ones and I placed two different sizes of the Mint Macaron ones near the base of the jar.  A little replica of water splatter is always ok.  🙂

There is one additional technique I added to the card, and sadly it does not show well in the photo.  I used the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and went around the jar and flowers.  This gives a watercolor painting look.  Or just a shadow around the item.  I love it and apologize that it doesn’t show well.  I hope you will give that a try sometime.

Measurements

  • Base card of Magenta Madness is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • Layer of Basic White is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Basic White layer is 2 1/4 X 4 3/4  (This is a rare occasion where I did not mat the focal layer!!)

 

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Hello Birdhouse

With Summer in full swing it seems, I decided to do a garden type card using the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  It is paired with the In The Wild Designer Series paper.  That sounds appropriate I believe!

 

 

Layout

I chose to do a 4 X 4 card with this adorable little birdhouse.  The size of the focal layer fits perfectly on the 4 X 4 size.  The InThe Wild Designer Series paper is also a good fit and not just the theme.  The size of the leaves are not too large for the birdhouse.

The base of the card is one color that it seems has not been shared in quite a while.  It is the Merry Merlot.  Of course I chose it from the colors in the DSP, but as soon as I placed the two pieces together, I knew it was the right one.

For the focal layer I went with the Crushed Curry to highlight it.  It is also used as the joining layer between the Merry Merlot and the DSP.  As I said earlier, the birdhouse is from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  I loved the size of the stamps in this set and thought they would be great for smaller cards.  The birdhouse is stamped using Cajun Cruze Ink and then colored with Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends.

Finishing Touches

To complete this garden card, I added the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon off to one side.  There was enough room to also add a small bow.  I thought I would need to just add the little ribbon knot and was happy for the unexpected space.

To finish the focal layer I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment is also from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  I “hung” the birdhouse from a 2021-2023 In Color Jewel that matches the greens of the DSP.

Measurements

  • base card is Merry Merlot cut 4 X 8
  • Layer is Crushed Curry cut 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • DSP is cut 3 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • Focal layer is Crushed Curry cut 1 3/4 X 3
  • Focal White is cut 1 1/2 X 2 3/4

 

Don’t forget about the Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale.  And if you have questions, please reach out to me.  I would love to assist you.  Also, remember my Rewards Program and my Host Code.  They are listed further down and on the right column of the post.

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Tips for Pals June Blog Hop

 

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

There are way too many products to choose from for this Tips blog hop.  I finally narrowed it down to Punches.  One of my favorite ways to use a punch is to make a “negative”.  I have two cards to share using this technique.  I hope you like it.

 

 

For this card I Punched three of the Medium Daisy Punch from a piece of Basic White cardstock.   I also stamped two sentiments from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  The layers are a Melon Mambo base and Basic White beneath a beautiful sheet of Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection 6X6 Designer Series Paper stack.  The punched layer is then added on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The finishing touches are to add a punched daisy from Melon Mambo cardstock onto the front layer with a Glue Dot only beneath the center of the flower.  I also added a Playing With Patterns Resin Dot to the center of the flower.

I love how the gorgeous DSP shows through the punched daisies!  Here is another card using the same products with the DSP as the punched out layer.

 

 

This is a 4 X 4 card using the same products.  It is a different sheet of the Melon Mambo Brights DSP though.  This time I layered the White and punched from the DSP.  I also added a two layer flower using the punched DSP flower and a White flower from the first card.  The petals are alternated and the two pieced together in the center with a Glue Dot.

To finish this one, I added the same Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to both the negative flower and the double layer flower.  The sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set, as was the first card.  This time I used the Double Oval Punch, the larger oval, to punch the sentiment.  It is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals

I love the depth and dimension that using the “negative” gives to the cards.  If this is not a new idea for you, I hope it will inspire you to give this old trick and new look!  Both of these cards are quick and simple to do.  They would qualify as #simplestamping as it is simply Paper, Ink, Stamp, and a punch plus an embellishment.  And there is only one ink color to go with it.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Keep Calm and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  5. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  6. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← You Are Here
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  16. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations

 


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Floral Squares

I love the Floral Squares from the All Squared Away Bundle that I shared yesterday.  So I decided to make some matching 3X3 cards using the same products.  These would be great gift cards or Random Act Of Kindness cards.

 

 

Dies

On yesterday’s card I used the single square that is the little sunflower looking one.  Now you can see the other three flower options.  For each of these squares you get a single die to layer over the flower of the square.

For the top left flower I cut two flowers and layered the one on the lower stem.  I then cut the second flower and layered it on top of itself for a not quite fully opened flower.  The top center card has two different size flowers for the square.  And the top right has a two flower die and needed two cuts for the look I wanted.  The lower center square is the same as the one I used on the large card from yesterday.

Messages

As I mentioned yesterday, the sentiment was from the Many Messages Bundle.  The same is true today.  I love all of the different sentiments that are stamped and die cut with one stamp and one die.  Each of today’s cards have a different sentiment and even a different shape.  The Many Messages, as well as the new Many Happenings, are Must Have stamps with one die that fits the two.  I love having a little stash of sentiments that I can quickly choose from.

Connect, Craft & Connect Special

I wanted to remind you of the current Host Special going on.  It is through the 14th of June, so one more week.  For every order, or workshop, with $250.00 in product orders you get an added $25.00 Host Rewards.  The normal amount for a $250.00 order would be $25.00.  For this week it would go up to $50.00 in Host Rewards.  If you are interested in a quick party reach out to me.  We can do an online party and walk through the catalog together.

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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All Squared Away

The card I have made today is using another Bundle that it took me a few flips through the catalog to finally take a good look at.  Once I did, I saw the potential and now am loving the variety of looks it can give.  It is the Floral Dies from the All Squared Away Bundle.

 

 

Layout

I have been working on making cards with more “White” space.  I tend to use DSP and layers which do not leave very much White.  With that in mind, I decided to use just one of the Squares from the Dies.  I die cut the square in Soft Succulent to go with the softness of the Pale Papaya cardstock.  Beneath the flower inside the square is a flower that is Soft Succulent as part of the die.  For the flowers, I die cut three in the Pale Papaya and layered one in the square and the others as decoration.

The background of the square is Balmy Blue.  I felt that was the appropriate color to back the flower.  To ground the square, I added a ribbon in the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon.  It is a dream to work with and is so soft looking.

Finishing Touches

To finish the card I added some of the Genial Gems to the center of each flower.  The sentiment is from the Many Messages Bundle and is added using Stampin’ Dimensionas.

I hope you have given the Many Messages Bundle a serious look.  It is a Carryover from the Mini Catalog, and now there are two stamp sets that match the Dies.  The new stamp is is Many Happenings. I have them stamped and die cut in both Black and Misty Moonlight.  They are in a little bag just waiting for a card.

 

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

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My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Life Expressions

I have one of the easiest cards I have ever made to share with you today.  That being said, it is also gorgeous.  And I owe it all to the wonderful Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  I hope you think it is as beautiful as I do.

 

Gorgeous Designer Series Paper

Do you agree on the paper?  This sheet of the Expressions In Ink DSP is one with an alcohol and ink creation on the back and a strip across the center like this piece on the front.  I cut it so that the majority of the beauty shows.  I think the paper is simply a WOW!!

The card base and matting were chosen from the colors in the DSP.  The base is Shaded Spruce with Soft Sea Foam as the mat.  I wanted a sentiment that was short, but went with the paper.  In the stamp set Life Is Beautiful, I found the perfect one.

***OOPS!!! I messed up with the sentiment.  As I type this and look for the stamp set, I realize it is retired!  Somehow it ended up back on the shelf with current products! I am only 6 months out of date with this set!   I apologize!!!  However, I believe it shows how a great sentiment is all you need to pair with this beautiful DSP.

For the finishing touch on the card I added one last thing.  I used the Simply Elegant Trim, which comes in gold and silver in one package.  I chose the gold trim to match the gold veins in the paper.  A simple finger bow with a glue dot and it is a finished card.

 

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Birthday Snail Mail

One of the Mini Catalog Suites of products that I will truly miss is the Snail Mail.  There is just something about those adorable little snails that make me smile.  Today I have a Snail Mail Birthday card to share.

 

 

It’s All About the DSP

You know how much I love the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  It is generally the base all my cards are built on.  Today it is even the focal point of the card.  I not only used the strip of a sheet from the pack on the left side, but the snail is die cut from the DSP as well.

One of the great things Stampin’ Up! does is that they make the DSP so that you can use the matching dies to cut out a pre-colored image.  What a way to save time!  I used this little trick for the Snail.  There is no way I could make the colors so perfect!  The little heart attached to the shell is from the dies at well.  That little bit of extra adds quite a bit of Cute to the card.

Layers

After die cutting the snail and adding the heart, I couldn’t decide how to add it to the card.  I wanted a little different layer.  Going through my dies, I ran across the Painted Labels Dies.  They are another set that offer such a variety for layering!  I chose to make the layer in White to blend the white around the die cut snail.

I went one step further with the layer and did something I usually forget to do.  Quite a lot of the dies have an embellishment die in the mix.  I rarely use these simply because I do not think of it.  Today it sort of jumped out at me.  So I cut the little lace look in Real Red to match the heart from the Snail’s shell.  I love the added little bit of color and fancy it gives to a fun card.

Finishing Touches

The sentiment is from the Oval Occasions stamp set.  It fit perfectly on the little envelope die from the Snail Mail Bundle.  Everything is glued directly down with the exception of the snail.  It is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And of course, there is a little bling in the form of a Rhinestone next to the sentiment.

Generally for birthday cards I will stamp an image from the set I use on the envelope for mailing.  Just to let the person know there is something fun inside.  For today’s card I stamped the Happy Mail stamp and used the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to cut it.  So that it stands out just a little bit, I went around the edges of the postage edge with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  That way it doesn’t blend in totally with the White envelope.

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

HOST CODE

My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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Love You Bunches

Before we get to today’s card, I have a question for you.  Have you checked out the prices on the January – June Mini Catalog Sale list?  They are awesome!!  I have a link further down in the post for you to click on.  That will take you to a 4 page PDF of the sale items.  A reminder that it may in some cases be cheaper to buy the die and stamp set individually rather than as a bundle.  Some of the dies are discounted 50% on their own, but the bundle price is still the catalog price.  So double check before you choose!

Today’s card is one of the retiring items.  It is the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle.  I love this Bundle.  It is one I have used several times. And with many different colors.  Today’s colors are more subdued, but with a bit of sparkle.

 

 

Colors

I chose to pair one of my favorites, Highland Heather, with the Basic Gray.  I chose the gray because of the newsprint the flowers are wrapped in.  The DSP is the Naturals Designer Series paper and it is one of the Basic Gray designs.  There are a couple of different designs in each color.  You can also get a pack in each of the color families, as well as the In Color families.

The flower image is stamped using Smoky Slate.  I then colored the images, with the exception of the newsprint, with Stampin’ Blends.  Highland Heather for the flowers and Mossy Meadow for the stems and leaves.  The flowers also each got a touch of Wink of Stella to give them some sparkle.  Instead of trying to add color to the centers of the flowers with Stampin’ Blends, I chose to go with some Bling.  I used the Champagne Rhinestones, which have a bit of a gold / yellow tint.

Finishing Touches

Did you notice the sparkle of the ribbon?  This is the new Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon.  It looks as if it has some silver mixed in.  Whatever the case is, I love it!  It seems to add some elegance to the focal layer.

The sentiment is from the stamp set also.  The “Love You Bunches” just seems like a southern saying to me.  I die cut it using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  And added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some depth.  I forgot to mention that the Basic Gray layer is also cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Last Chance Sale

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Keep Calm and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

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