Happy Thoughts

I just finished placing my order from the Annual Catalog!  With a mile long list, almost everything that is new, it took me a while.  Hopefully you are ready to place your first order as well.

Today’s card is from one of the new bundles available.  I feel the new Nature’s Prints Bundle will be a hit with the wonderful leaves and great dies.  Especially the frame and sentiments.

Stampin' Up!, Nature's Print, Natural Prints, Fern Embossing Folder, Jackie Beers

 

Bundle

The Nature’s Prints Bundle is a beautiful leafy set with some awesome sentiments.  It reminds me of Forever Fern, which has been very popular.  As you can  see in the photo, this is my type of sentiment.  I love the mix of fonts.  And this is such a sweet thought for someone.  Of course having matching dies is awesome.  These two pieces are stamped and then die cut.  Both are layered directly onto the embossed layer.

Embossing and Colors

The Fern 3D Embossing Folder is part of the Suite of products that includes the Nature’s Prints Bundle.  This also includes the gorgeous Sun Prints Designer Series Paper.  Since I did not have the paper available, I went with a similar color pallet.  For the embossed layer I used Gray Granite.  It shows the embossing well.  And the embossing has some “highs and some lows” which helps with the depth

The card base is Pacific Point which pairs great with the Gray Granite.  To carry on with the color, I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite as well.  And it is die cut using a frame from the Die set.  Again, since I did not have newer DSP, I went with the Brights DSP from last catalog in Pacific Point.  The strip measures 3 1/2 X 1/2 and it is raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The gem is the just retired Blue Gems, but I am sure there are new ones to use now.

 

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The Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Bundle was extended until the end of May due to the length of time not all were available!  

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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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Tea Party

I have used both the Cup of Tea Bundle and the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper on this card.  And added in some of the New In Colors!  The Cup of Tea Bundle has been a very popular one with the Demonstrator Preorder.

 

Stampin' Up!, Cup of Tea, Tea Cup Dies, Tea Boutique, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, Jackie Beers

 

In Colors 2022 – 2024

This card has two of the new In Colors that debut in the Annual Catalog tomorrow.  Personally, I am in love with the Parakeet Party ( the layer) and that was very unexpected!  But it is not far ahead of this gorgeous Starry Sky.  The tea cup is colored using those same colors in the Stampin’ Blends.  Surprisingly when seen in person, the Parakeet Party is a shade lighter and brighter than Granny  Apple Green.  And the Starry Sky is similar to a Royal Blue.

Cup of Tea Bundle and DSP

The In Colors carry over to the gorgeous paper in the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper.  And the Tea Theme is wonderfully represented.  All of the colors as well as the art is amazing.  There are two different cups along with a matching cup die included in the bundle.  And the flowers that I have inside the cup are soft and happy ones.

The greenery and flowers are stamped using Parakeet Party Ink along with Fresh Freesia flowers.  For the Tea Cup, I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with the Stampin’ Blends to match the cardstock.  It is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals for depth.

A Second Version

This card features the same products with the exception of the card base color.  The star is another of the New In Colors and is Tahitian Tide.  And as you can see Parakeet Party pairs well here as well.    The sentiment used on this card is from the stamp set.  But the one on the first card is from the Hello Beautiful Stamp set in the Mini Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Cup of Tea, Tea Cup Dies, Tea Boutique, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, Jackie Beers

 

Measurements

The card base on each card is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The Parakeet Party layer is the same on each and is cut to 5 1/4 X 4.  For the Basic White layer they are cut to 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 each.  And the strip of DSP is each cut to 5 1/8 X 1 1/2.  The DSP is layered flush with the bottom of the Basic White.

 

ALL TOGETHER  … SPECIAL BUNDLE

The Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Bundle was extended until the end of May due to the length of time not all were available!  

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HOST CODE

My May Host Code is Y6J9Y93J.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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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This will be updated once the new Annual catalog goes live.

Expressions in Diamond Shape

Today’s card is a mix of FunFold, Beautiful Paper, and an easy Wow factor.  It all begins with the Expressions In Ink and Artistically Inked products.

 

Stampin' Up!, Artistically Inked, Expressions In Ink, Pale Papaya, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

Choosing which product is the star of this card was difficult , the paper or the stamps.  Since the paper has been purchased the most over the last year, I will say that is the winner.  It is the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.  I have used two different pieces of the gorgeous pack of papers.

First is the Gold Striped piece.  It is on the front and on the right edge of the back layer.  To say it is pretty is very lacking.  And the best piece is what I have just barely peeking from behind the center flower.   A  marble look with pink and yellow flowers and veins of gold could not be prettier.  This fabulous DSP is paired with Pale Papaya. Which works wonderfully with the gold and the brightness of the pinks.

Stamps and Dies

Artistically Inked is the name of this gorgeous bundle.  The flower in the center of the card is stamped and die cut using Pale Papaya Ink as well as Pear Pizzaz.  There are a variety of colors in the paper to choose from, but these were the ones I chose for this card.  Both stamped images are die cut and then adhered to the center panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And the finishing touch is a couple of Champagne Rhinestones.  The color matches the Pale Papaya pretty closely.

Directions and Measurements

Beginning with the Pale Papaya card base, it is cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.  Make an accordion fold on the left side of the card with the scores.  Next the striped DSP is cut 1 7/8 X 5 1/4.  (There are two of these pieces but you only see the one on the front in the photo.  The other piece is on the inside of that accordion and is viewed when the card is open.)

The inside back layer is Basic White cut to 4 X 5 1/4.  You can see the matching DSP on the right side edge.  A strip of the gold DSP is cut to 1/2 X 5 1/4 and adhered flush to the right edge of the White.

The front diamonds are cut 2 from Pale Papaya at 1 3/4 X 1 3/4 , and 2 cut from the flowery DSP at 1 1/2 X 1 1/2.  These are adhered together and then placed as a diamond with the points centered on the folded line.  One is even with the DSP at the top and the other at the bottom.  Carefully place the adhesive so it is only on the left side. Otherwise these would stick to the inside back layer.

For the center diamond cut a piece of Pale Papaya to 3 X 3 and a piece of Basic White to 2 3/4 X 2 3/4.  Adhere the die cut flower and leaves to that piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Center the diamond between the two smaller diamonds.  Add this diamond using Stampin Dimensionals also.  Be careful that your adhesive is only on the left side!

 

 

 

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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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April InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start planning our trips to the beach, the lake or the in-town aquarium. Today we’re sharing projects inspired by the ocean and sea – we are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

It took me a little while to come up with an idea for this theme.  Finally the Let’s Set Sail Bundle was my inspiration.  And this card took me very much outside of my normal cards.  Hopefully that is a good thing!

 

Stampin' Up!, Let's Set Sail, Waves of the Ocean, Emboss, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Punch

All of the stamps used are from the sweet set Let’s Set Sail.  Actually it is a Punch Bundle.  These are my favorites as I love punches.  They are especially great for doing multiples of a card.  Using the Basic Gray for the sail boat was a bit out of my normal range.  But with the sun, based on the boat’s shadow, it would appear that way from a distance.  I will say that it took me a few minutes to figure out which way the sails go. LOL!!  Did I say I am not a sailor?

For the sentiment I also went away from my normal.  It is really far out there.  I love embossed sentiment, but rarely do them.   After seeing the sample card in the catalog with it embossed, I knew I had to do that.  And to go even further, I hand snipped all of the sentiment apart.  This is all one stamp and I turned it into four pieces.  That is so not me!!  But I am thrilled with the different look.

Paper

Sadly I believe the Waves Of The Ocean Designer Series Paper is sold out.  If you are interested please check though.  For this card it was an easy choice to make.  And it led to the other colors.  I mixed Coastal Cabana with Bermuda Bay cardstock and added a bit of Bermuda Bay Ink in the shadow.  Surprisingly the Basic Gray works well with these beachy colors.

Measurements

Coastal Cabana is the card base at 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded at 4 1/4, with a thin Basic Gray layer cut to 5 1/4 X 4.  Then the gorgeous DSP is cut 5 1/8 X 3 7/8.  For the focal layers, the Bermuda Bay is cut 2 1/2 X 1 1/8 and the Basic White is cut 2 3/8 X 3.  And the sentiment pieces were stamped on a scrap of Bermuda Bay and then paper snipped apart.  I didn’t even try to keep the lines straight.  Oh My!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spot.  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. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spot
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

 

 

 

 

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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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Bright Rainbow

Today’s card was inspired by me attempting to clean off my desk.  Isn’t that a scary thought?  I found leftover pieces of projects and instead of tossing them, I decided to make a card.  Except it is using the same layout as yesterday’s card.  Because that card was still on the desk as well.  There is a lesson in there somewhere, but that is for another day.  Here is card number 2 of a simple layout.

 

Stampin' Up!, Rainbow of Happiness, Rainbow Dies, Hippo & Friends, Resin Stars, Hey Sports Fan, Parakeet Party, Jackie Beers

 

Aside from the same layout as yesterday, this card is almost completely made up of retiring products.  If you missed yesterday’s card, you can see it HERE 

Paper

The only item on the card that is Not retiring is this sneak peek of one of the 2022-2024 In Colors.  It is the card base and is called Parakeet Party.  Compared to Granny Apple Green it is a bit lighter and brighter.  The die cut little tag with the washi tape was from a challenge a week ago.  As I said in that post, you could do the same technique with scraps of DSP and/or cardstock.  And to match those colors, I chose this star sheet from the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper that is also retiring.  It matched the yellow in the tag perfectly.

Stamps and Dies

The tag and sentiment are from the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle.  I was slow to appreciate this bundle and now am sad to see it leave.  There are some sweet sentiments and great dies.  My favorite is the sweet sentiment I used here.   And the die cut layer beneath the tag is a really wonderful one from the Hippo & Friends Dies.  These are truly awesome dies with three different layering sets of various, and very different, shapes.  I will truly miss these dies.

Finishes

Yesterday’s card was pretty and simple.  This one does have die cuts and raised layers as well as the couple of different shapes.  It could not stay as “simple” as the other one.  And to complete this card I went with a match to the DSP.  The Resin Stars from the Hey Sports Fans Suite are adorable and perfect for the star paper.  I personally either use three embellishments or just one.  This one got the full treatment of three.  The little sentiment needed one of the smaller ones!

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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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The Parakeet Party cardstock was not available to pull a photo for you.

 

Sweet Symmetry

The name I used for this card is Sweet Symmetry, and the card fits both of those words perfectly.  In Symmetry stamp set paired with Sweet Symmetry DSP is just lovely.

 

Stampin' Up!, In Symmetry, Sweet Symmetry, Lovely You, Calypso Coral, Jackie Beers

 

Quick and Simple Layers

With the gorgeous Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper it was so quick and simply to make a pretty card.  The detail in this DSP has the paper appearing almost 3D.  By using the Calypso Coral cardstock as the base card helped to pull the darker shade a bit more.  And the layer of Basic White cardstock gives the illusion of the softest shades being almost white.  The advantage of having all of the detail in the paper gives a chance for a more simple focal layer.

Stamps

Partnering the stamp set with the paper was a piece of cake for this card.  The In Symmetry stamp set matches perfectly.  And stamping the flower with Calypso Coral Ink was a given.  Of course the stem and leaves had to be a green, but that only added to the brightness of the card.  For a touch of sweetness I added the “smile” ,from the Lovely You stamp set, going across the center of the stem.  It is a bit different and very noticeable.  And the final touch was a single Rhinestone at the base of the flower where the stem meets.

Measurements

Quick and easy measurements make the quick card even better.  The base card is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2.  For the White layer, it is 4 X 5 1/4 and the DSP is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8.  I did not feel the flower layer needed a background layer.  And that is very different for me.  That layer is 2 1/2 X 2 3/4.

 

 

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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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