The Cats Meow

I have received my preorder of the new releases for February that I have showing at the bottom of the post.  One of my favorites, (WELL, truthfully I love all of them!), is the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper.  It is designed to match punches in the Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalogs.  To showcase it I have a card I paired the DSP with an Annual Catalog stamp set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nine Lives, Pleased As Punch, Retro, Jackie Beers

 

I adore this DSP!  It takes me back to the late 60’s when I had a pair of jeans that looked pretty much like this paper.  Yikes!  The DSP pairs with the Small Bloom Punch in the SAB catalog.  It is going to carry over to the next Annual Catalog, so keep that in mind when choosing your SAB rewards!!

This card is for a young lady who loves cats and I was thinking of her when I was creating.  So I paired a fun paper with the cute Nine Lives stamp set.  It’s a simple card but with a layout that has unending possibilities.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

 

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My January Host Code is X3U7BR2N.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is here!!

 

 

 

 


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Someone Special

You could say I am carrying over yesterday’s Valentine Blog Hop with InKing Royalty.  I have made a sweet and loving card using the new stamp set Special Someone.  It is an accurate name for an adorable set.  It reminds me of the Nature’s Beauty stamp set that was in the Holiday Catalog and carried over.

 

Stampin' Up!, Someone Special, Stitched So Sweetly, Bird Ballad, Jackie Beers

 

This card was made with the First Sketch from Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Sketchbook.  #sps001.  She shared the sketch on 01/13/2020.  Here is the sketch.

I noticed in the Mini Catalog samples for Special Someone that the Squirrel and the Rat are facing each other.  And even though I really, really, really dislike rats or mice, I do love the set. So they were my little love couple.  The lovebirds are cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love the scalloped edge.  And with the stitching they are very easy to adjust the size, which is what I had to do to shorten the piece for fit the couple.

I used a solid piece of Calypso Coral card stock behind the loverbirds and layered it on top of a great piece of DSP from the Bird Ballads Designer Series Paper.  The Burlap Ribbon and Linen Thread are perfect partners.  I needed something for the dots on the DSP so pulled out the faithful pearls.  I colored them with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  If you have not tried this, you really should.  They dry almost immediately and you can then have dots in any color you need.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.

 

HOST CODE

My January Host Code is X3U7BR2N.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is here!!

 

 

 

 


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Cowtail Love

I am at OnStage in Atlanta today and am sharing with you the little treats I made to give to other demonstrators.  I love the sharing of ideas at these events.  So I am going to share with you the two treat holders I made.

 

 

A month or so ago I was looking for candy to use as treats for this event.  When I saw the Cowtails I knew it would be perfect to pair with one of my favorite stamp sets.  It is the Over The Moon set.  I love these cows!!

The box is an idea from The Paper Pixie.  I got it resized to fit two of the cowtails inside.  You can see Julie’s post HERE.   Her project fit a small Altoid tin.

My box is narrower and longer than Julie’s and is made with the Mango Melody card stock.  The measurements for the 2 cowtails is 2 1/2 X 10 1/2, score on the 2 1/2 side at 1/2 on each side.  Score the 10 1/2 side at 4 1/4, 4 3/4, 9, and 9 1/2.  Follow the directions from Julie on putting it together.  They are the same.

The second project is much faster to make.  I could not make too many of the boxes due to cramping hands. (Getting old stinks sometimes!)  So I went with a faster version.  This version utilizes the 3 X 6 cello bags.  I made a 3 X 3 piece that is folded in half and stapled to the bag, then layer the decorations to cover the staples.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you follow my Facebook page, Blue Line Stamping, I will be posting pictures from a Brian King (Stamp With Brian) event on Friday and Stampin’ Up! on Saturday.  At the last SU event we were able to share immediately new products that we received.  That was a big change from previous years.  Hopefully we can share this time as well.

Come back on Monday to see the card I made as a swap for Brian’s event on Friday.

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Nature’s Wishes for GDP214

I love sketch challenges.  It is a perfect way for me to begin a card.  In other words, it makes my life much easier!  So today I am playing along with the Global Design Project #214 for a sketch challenge.

It is also the first time I have inked up the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  Oh my!  I adore this stamp set!!  I hope you will give it another look.  It is on the last page of the Holiday Catalog.

 

 

Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

 

That deer is so pretty.  He , or she, is so peaceful looking.  Exactly what I wish for this Holiday season.  I hated to add the sentiment and cover up part of the deer.  But after seeing the beautiful script of the sentiment, I fell in love with it as well.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.  I have all of the “Itty Bitty” stamp sets.  This one is especially great with different fonts for the variety of Christmas wishes.

The background designer series paper is from Magnolia Lane DSP.  I thought the leaves paired beautifully with the deer and his woods.  To emphasize the “snow”, although you have to use your imagination there, I added the Shimmery Crystal Effects to the base of the trees and at the deer’s feet.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.

Measurements:

  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Whisper White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • Deer base layer is 4 1/8 X 2 5/8
  • White stamped layer is 4 X 2 1/2
  • Sentiment base layer is 2 3/4 X 5/8
  • Stamped sentiment is 2 5/8 X 1/2

 

HOST CODE

My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.

 

 


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Merry Moose

Today’s card is a winter card as much as for Christmas.  I love mixing the stamps and designer series paper to make cards that are for more than a season.   This one works as a masculine card as well.

 

 

Who doesn’t love a Moose with a scarf?  LOL!!  I wanted to give him a softer look and decided I did not want to fussy cut the scarf in the stamp set.  I adore the Braided Linen Thread and thought the extra piece as a scarf worked.

The trees are from the Merry Moose Bundle as well.  I stamped them once full strength and then again before re-inking to get the different shades of green.  The one on the far left is stamped a third time without re-inking.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have a cute Halloween card to share tomorrow for Trick or Treat day!

 

HOST CODE

My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.

 

 


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Spooky for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPOOKY. With Halloween just around the corner, we are excited to share our spooky, fun projects with our neighbors, coworkers and family – and we’re 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.

The title of the Hop is also the title of my card.  That said, I do not do SCARY or SPOOKY!!  In my old age, I prefer cute and funny.  Do Not expect to be scared from my card.  I hope you will smile at the cuteness of this little fellow.

 

Stampin' Up!, Spooktacular Bash, Nine Lives, Harvest Hellos, Jackie Beers

 

I hope you are not afraid of Black Cats!  I love them and have had at least one for over 30 years.  Not the same one!!  I stamped this guy from the Nine Lives stamp set in Versamark Ink on Basic Black card stock and embossed using the Shimmer Black Glitter.

The pumpkins are from the Harvest Hellos Bundle.  They are stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink on Mango Melody card stock.  The faces are stamped in Cajun Craze with some Clear Wink of Stella to give some shimmer.

I paired two of the sheets of DSP from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from the Spooktacular stamp set and is die cut using the matching dies in the Bundle.  I added some of the Googly Eyes for the “O” in the Spooky.  I have some of the moon shimmer showing from beneath the sentiment.  I added a moon, but then the sentiment covered most of it.  It is not a booboo , just miscalculation !  I had to add a touch more shimmer and shine, so I added the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and tied a simple knot.

I have the measurements after the line up if you are looking for them.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ←  YOU ARE HERE!
  8. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • top DSP is 4 X 3
  • bottom DSP is 4 X 2 1/4
  • Cat layers are 3 7/8 X 3 1/8 and
  • 3 3/4 X 3

 

All of the products used are at the bottom of the post.

HOST CODE

My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!

 

 

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.

 

 


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