A Dahlia Smile

Since Sale-A-Bration is winding down I thought I would share two of my favorite picks in one card.  It is a little bit of an odd mix of colors.  But the different patterns seem to work.

 

Stampin' Up!, Delicate Dahlias, Forever Fern, Peaceful Prints, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The Stamp set I chose as a favorite from Sale-A-Bration is the Delicate Dahlias.  Yes, it is one of the $100.00 product purchase requirement, but it is really nice.  The flower is a two step flower.  I chose Bumblebee Ink as the outline and Pale Papaya as the inside.  The leaves are two step as well.  They are Garden Green for the outline and Soft Sea Foam for the inside.  Those colors came from the Green DSP piece.

Delicate Dahlias has a couple of great sentiments included in the set.  However, I chose to go with the Smile sentiment from Forever Fern.  It is stamped directly onto the DSP.  That is something that packs a bit of a punch, and I generally forget to do it.

Paper

I chose the two pieces of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper before I decided on anything else.  Not normally how I begin a card!  I love the tan plaid and wanted to use it.  The base of the card is Bumblebee cardstock, which matches the dahlia.  The Garden Green piece has flecks of a lighter green that led to the Soft Sea Foam leaves color.

The Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper is also from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  It is one of the $50.00 product purchase choices.  The paper matches the Peaceful Deer Bundle in the Mini Catalog.  The Deer Punch fits the pages of Deers on the paper.

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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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Love A Clever Cat

Most of you are probably aware that I have Cats.  They definitely keep us on our toes and never stop surprising us with their antics.  My husband loves the little sweeties/devils as much as I do. So this card is for him. This card makes perfect sense if you have ever had a Cat.

 

 

Stamps

I know I say it very often, but I do LOVE Stampin’ Up! stamps.  Part of the reason is the versatility.  Even though this Clever Cats stamp set has quite a lot of Halloween images and sentiment, it also has every day pieces.  The cat in the box is a classic for any cat person.  Any box that comes into our house is hopped into as soon as it is empty.  And yes, that is wether they actually fit in it or not!

The sentiment I used, since it is for my hubby, is a little more personal than I usually use.  This sweet sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  And it does totally fit the cat image as we sit and laugh at their antics on a regular basis.

Paper

To tie in the cardboard box I went with Crumb Cake as the card base.  The layer behind the stamped images is the new Kraft Paper that is in the Mini Catalog.  It is a bit stiffer than regular cardstock and actually feels like old time Kraft Paper.

The DSP is the Tiding Of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  This print does not scream Christmas at all.  It is more just some leaves and dots.  I wanted a bit of a different color to pair with the Crumb Cake and Kraft.  The Soft Succulent is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

The only finishing touch for this card is Cute Stars Adhesive Sequins.  I needed a Black piece since the cat is the only black I used.  A small star is pretty much always a win as an accessory.

The 2nd Sale-A-Bration Is Almost Over!!

There are some great products left in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.   I would hate to see you miss out on them as I am sure you have a Wish List on your desk.  At least I always do!!  Now is the time to mark off a couple of items.

And if you are interested in getting the Ultimate Bundle, that is the Starter Kit, now is definitely the time for that!!  The Free additional Bundle you can choose really makes this Join Promotion a Winner.  At least reach out to me and let’s talk.  You have nothing to lose in that.

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My September Host Code is NWZNBFH2.  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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Fall Birthday

The bit of cooler weather we are having, the lower 80’s, has me thinking of Fall.  Maybe hoping for Fall is more realistic!!  Regardless that was the inspiration for today’s Collage type card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Gorgeous Leaves, Beauty of the Earth, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The Gorgeous Leaves Bundle is a great one.  It includes a variety of leaves.  A couple of the leaves are used on the stamped layer.  The set also has some wonderful background stamps.  There are two different splatter images and a wood grain image.   I tried to use layers of color as well as the different stamps to create my collage.

Dies

The matching Dies from the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle are named Intricate Leaves Dies.  There are solid leaves as well as very detailed ones.  And they are in a variety of sizes and shapes.  I chose one of the small intricate Maple looking leaves as my accent to the sentiment.

Finishing Touches

To tie everything together, I tied some Linen Thread around the stamped layer and made a three strand bow.  The sentiment is from the A Wish For Everything stamp set.  This is one that could be used for a variety of reasons.  It is stamped and just angle cut with Paper Snips and then layered over a piece of Blackberry Bliss ribbon.  The final touches are the die cut leaf and a Metallic Pearl.

 

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My September Host Code is NWZNBFH2.  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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Clever Cat

If you are a regular follower of my blog, then you know I have Cats.  And I love Cats!  So me purchasing the Clever Cat stamp set was a given as soon as I saw it.  Then when it was in my hands, I really fell in love with the images and sentiments.  I hope you enjoy today’s card.

 


Stampin' Up!, Clever Cat, Cute Halloween, Tailor Tag Punch, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

That black cat is just the cutest guy to me.  But then I have always had a black cat, or two.  My beginning idea for this card was going to be a Halloween card.  That is the reason for the broom.  But then I saw the sentiment and couldn’t resist using it.

Paper

The DSP piece is from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  As I said, my original thought was Halloween. LOL!!  However, these black stripes would work for any card.  As does most of the “Other Side” of the papers.  The card base is Thick Basic White and a layer of Basic Black.  This is a very quick and easy card.

Sentiment Layer

I wanted the sentient to stand out a little, but did not want more layers.  After looking through punches, I landed on the Tailored Tag Punch.  (If you saw yesterday’s post, I used this punch to make the banner on my tag layer.  It is a very versatile punch)  After punching out the sentiment, I wanted to give it some depth.  A little trick I found several years ago was to edge a punched image with a Stampin’ Write Marker.  In this instance I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  A Bonus is that it is the only marker that can be purchased individually.

All it takes to give the black edge is a steady hand.  I hold the paper at a little bit of an angle, and using the brush tip of the marker, run the marker around the paper.  Just don’t have the tip too far onto the front of the paper or you have way too much edge.  I suggest practicing on a scrap piece of paper.  But I think you will like the results.

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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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Birthday Penguin

Stampin’ Up! is the best as coordinating their products.  The card I am sharing today is one made from a stamp set from the Annual Catalog along with paper from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Count On Me, Penguin Playmates, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable penguin is from the Annual Catalog stamp set named Count On Me.  It has several precious little animals.  They are sized similar to this one for ease of card making.  I love this little guy and the cute attached balloon. His floating along did not even require a sentiment.

Paper

The two pieces of DSP are both from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items.  You know I tend to use opposite sides of DSP and I did the same here.    Each of these pieces has penguins and some other animals, that not surprisingly, will coordinate with the stamp set I used.

Colors

To coordinate with the DSP, I chose Misty Moonlight and Fresh Freesia.  I do not mind that these colors are not generally associated with penguins.  The color I used for the penguin is the Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend.  His feet and nose are Dark Daffodil Delight , and the balloon is Light Fresh Freesia Blends.

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My September Host Code is NWZNBFH2.  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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Strong of Heart

The card I have to share with you today is one that could be an uplifting card, or a sympathy card.  Sympathy cards are always hard to make, so it is one I try to add to my collection periodically.  Occasionally when they are needed, it is hard to get your thoughts in the right place to be creative.  However, I am thinking of this card as an uplifting one.

 

 

Stamps

The stamp set for this beautiful heart is the Strong Of Heart set.  It is the Make A Difference stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and is on page 5 of the Mini Catalog.  This means that Stampin’ Up! will make a donation for each stamp set purchased towards Heart Health.

I chose to use the background design, which looks like some watercolor, along with the heart outline.  Petal Pink was used for the background stamp of the heart.  The floral touch built into the heart shape is so pretty and elegant.  I colored the petals and leaves with Flirty Flamingo and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is from the stamp set as well.   For the sentiment to show up well it is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Paper

I had colored the heart image prior to deciding on the card layers.  To match the Just Jade, I went with a piece from the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper.  The simple stripe is just enough for detail without being too bold.  Flirty Flamingo is the layer to match the heart.  A Thick Basic White is the card base to match the white of the focal layer.  And the finishing touch is a Pearl for a little bit of special.

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My September Host Code is NWZNBFH2.  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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