Masculine Nature

The card I am sharing with you today is very nature / rough / woody and fairly masculine.  It started out as an idea from a sketch I saw.  And as happens fairly often, it became totally different than intended.  I like it anyway.

 

 

All of the stamped elements are fromthe Rooted In Nature stamp set.  I also used the matching dies for the leaves.  The background DSP is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  All of those sheets are gorgeous and are either stone or wood.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and is the three wordings one above the other.  I stamped them and then cut them out with my paper snips.  To give them more oomph I layered them on a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and then fussy cut again.  These are great for fussy cutting because they are simply straight lines, and not very long either.

Thank you for stopping in today.  This card was a bit different than my normal, but that can be a good thing!

 


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Paper Hugs

Before I get to today’s card.  REMINDER:  Today is the last day to get a Bonus Days Coupon.  Beginning tomorrow you can redeem the coupon(s) on your next order.

Today’s card is a really quick and cute card that I made multiples of for my customers in July.  And who doesn’t love a Hug, especially a Paper Hug.

 

 

When I make multiples of cards, I try to keep the layers fairly simple.  This includes cards with multiple layers, as this one is.  I did not intend for it to have four layers!!!  But I got carried away with the beautiful DSP.  The paper is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  It is a bigger than usual pack of paper and all the sheets are gorgeous.  I used various ones and matched the card colors to those in the sheets of paper.  I just forgot to photograph more than this one.

The sentiment is from the Comfort & Hope stamp set.  It is a very versatile set and I especially love this sentiment.  It is perfect for our current situation of distancing.  The layers of the sentiment are from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I use these dies quite often.  They are all awesome!

For some extra texture, I added the blue and white bakers twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Pack.  There are also a green checked and a white ribbon in the pack.  And for the finishing touch I added a Metallic Pearl above the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow is the debut of the Mini Catalog!  WooHoo!!   If you do not have a Mini Catalog and do not currently have a demonstrator, please let me know and I will be happy to get a catalog to you.  It is a great one.

 

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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Cookies Are Better

Did the title catch your attention?  Who doesn’t love cookies, right!!!!  Today I am playing with the Nothing Better Than Bundle.  Love, Love, Love it!  A lot of the things that I Love are in this stamp set.

 

 

Today I focused on the Cookies.  I know the sentiment is not always correct.  But in a big, happy, world, cookies make everything better.  Or, you can choose which stamp makes all better for you!

The “Cookies” die cut is made using the die from the bundle, the awesome Foam Adhesive Sheets, and Coastal Cabana card stock.  I almost lost the dot for the “i”, but found it stuck to the side of my finger. LOL!!  So watch out for those little pieces.

I know my cookies may be a bit odd colored to some of you.  But I am not a big fan of Chocolate Chip cookies.  Which is great for me because my husband loves them, and I would be eating them all the time!  So I made my cookies more of an oatmeal or sugar cookie with sprinkles.

The background DSP is from the Play With Pattern Designer Series Paper, as is the die cut DSP.  The die used is the Celebration Labels, which is in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  There are quite a few of the same shape in varying sizes.  They are designed to be folded over as bag toppers as well as layers like I did.

For the sentiment I used the 2nd smallest of the Celebration Labels dies and then cut it in half where it is indented to fold.  I didn’t need the full size.  The “stitching” is using the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker with the hard end to go along the perforated edge.  That is definitely an old technique!!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a relaxing weekend.  Monday will be your last day to place an order and receive a Bonus Days coupon code.  Also, the online store will be getting a fabulous new facelift with some great new features.  This will go live on Tuesday along with the new Mini  Catalog.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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Love Postage

The other day I shared a Christmas card with the Rectangular Postage Punch and the Festive Post stamp set.  Today I am sharing the punch with the stamp set it bundles with.  This stamp set is the Posted For You.  The Bundle with the punch and this stamp set gets you the 10% Discount!

 

 

For this card, I paired Balmy  Blue Card Stock with Just Jade Card Stock and Ribbon.  The embossed background is the lovely Ornate Floral Embossing Folder.  It is has great detail of small flowers.

The butterfly and Love are from the stamp set.  The sentiment is from Positive Thoughts.  This is one of my favorite sentiments and I use it regularly.  Those three words are wonderful!

I stamped the butterfly and the Love with Gray Granite Ink and colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  All that I used are listed in the Supply List at the bottom of the post.  The sentiment is stamped with Misty Moonlight Ink.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really do appreciate it and love your comments and questions.

There are only a couple days left for the Bonus Days Coupons!!!!

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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Gorgeous Posies

I have another #simplestamping card to share with you today.  I noticed the stamp set the first time I looked through the annual catalog.  It is in with the kits, but you can purchase the stamp set separately.    I thought the flowers were just perfect with the definition to them.  So here it is.

 

 

This card I made using the Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes.  So it truly is “simple” and “quick”!!  The flowers are stamped with Rococo Rose Ink and the leaves are stamped using Just Jade Ink.  I added the dots to the center of the flowers with Bumblee Ink.  (I know you are not used to a one word color!)  The sentiment is also using the Bumblebee Ink.

And that is the card!!!  How quick is this?  I believe it would be awesome for newer stampers, or just to make a bunch to add to gifts, or several wrapped as a gift.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please try your hand at #simplestamping and see what you come up with.  I was truly surprised at the cute card with just a handful of supplies.  This is probably the shortest Supply List I have ever done! LOL!!

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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Gatefold Peony

I have not made a Gate Fold card in a very long time.  And didn’t really intend to do that today, but sometimes cards have a mind of their own and that is what I ended with.  Since I love the Prized Peony stamps, that was not a bad thing at all.

 

 

Here is the opening.

 

I stamped the peony in Misty Moonlight Ink and colored it with Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.  I wanted a lighter blue for the petals.  The leaves are colored with Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.  These two colors work so well together.  My color choices came from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper.  I added a couple of the Elegant Faceted Gems for some bling!

For the inside, I used the Misty Moonlight Ink again for the smaller peony.  However , I “stamped off” before stamping the Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment is also in Misty Moonlight, but full strength.

Directions:

  • Base card is Just Jade and cut to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Score at 2 1/8 from each end on the long side.
  • DSP is cut to 2 X 5 3/8 (2 pieces)
  • Front layer of Misty Moonlight is 3 7/8 X 3 1/4
  • Front layer of Whisper White is 3 3/4 X 3 1/8

 

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you have a relaxing weekend and get some crafting in!

We are winding down on bonus days!!  If you have any questions, or do not have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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