At The Beach

September Specials

Stampin’ Up! has Two great specials for the month of September.  The first is that Each week will be a different set of discounted products!  For this week it is a mixture of Dies, DSP, and embellishments.  The second is that Dies have been added for some of the Annual Catalog stamp sets.  These are available individually or as a bundle with the set.  My favorite is one for This Birthday Piggy!  Click on my button saying “Shop” and go to “Specials”. You will see both the Weekly Deals and the Perfect Partners special.

The Beach

My project for you today is a fun Beachy card.  The Beach is on my mind and this one turned out as I envisioned.  SunKissed stamp set is not just a Christmas set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sunkissed, Cup of Tea, Rings of Love, Jackie Beers

 

Stamping

The Sunkissed stamp set is a simple beachy theme with both regular and Christmas sentiments.  This little scene is what I plan on doing next week.  That is doing nothing but sitting on the beach!!  Until then I will share this beach with you.  The stamping is the beach scene.  It is stamped onto Sahara Sand cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored using Stampin’ Blends.  The darker “sand” area is a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend to create more depth.

The beach scene was torn along the water edge to give the beach and sand look.  However the umbrella required a bit more finesse and was cut around.  Then the beach scene is added to the DSP piece to give more of the 3D look.  For the final stamping, I used Memento Black again and stamped the simple “Enjoy” from the Cup of Tea stamp set.  That is definitely what I plan on doing.

Paper

Sadly I am a day late on sharing this card regarding the paper.  The DSP piece is a reverse side of a piece from the Rings of Love Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  But if you are lucky enough to have some, then you are ready.  There is a similar piece in the Awash In Beauty DSP.  To pull out the bit of Soft Sea Foam that is in the upper edge of the paper, I went with a Soft Sea Foam card base.  That is an ocean color as well and fits in perfectly.

 

 

 

 

HOST CODE

My September Host Code is KVGNY4TA.  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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The Best

Today is the Final Day of Sale-A-Bration for 2022.  Today’s project showcases three of the available ones.  The Hippest Hippos are definitely Smile worthy.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hippest Hippos, Hippo Dies, Dots and Spots Die, Double Oval Punch, 2022-2024 Matte Dots, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable little hippo has such a cute expression!  One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! are the cute animal stamps.  This Hippest Hippos stamp set is a Free from SAB with a $50.00 order.  There are three of these adorable hippos.  They are wonderful to color with Stampin’ Blends, which I have done here.  And besides the sweet hippos, there are fun sentiments included in the set.  This sweet thought is one of the sentiments.

Die Sets

There are two different Die sets used on this card, and both are available Free during Sale-A-Bration.  First is the Hippo Dies.  These come separately from the stamp set, but match perfectly.  Which is a great idea in that if you are not interested in having both, you can choose to one you prefer.  Although for me, having the matching dies simplifies everything.  Also additional dies in the set are decorations for the hippos but do not have a matching stamp.

The second Die set used is the Dots and Spots Die.  You can see that in the “More to SAB” lower in the post.  Actually the Dots and Spots Die is in the current Annual Catalog.  All of the “More” items are in the Annual Catalog.  What a deal is that?  To get them Free on this Final day of SAB.  However, be sure to use the item number listed in the “more” flyer.  It is different than the one in the catalog.

Finishes

Soft colors were what I chose to help the lovely hippo pop a bit more.  And in following that, I gave the little flower a bright color of Polished Pink.  To help that stand out I used the Double Oval Punch to layer the sentiment.  And used more of the Polished Pink as the background.  There is a simple White strip of cardstock for the hippo to stand on and hold the sentiment.  For the final touch I gave the sentiment one of the 2022-2024 Matte Dots in Parakeet Party as its bling.  This gives some sparkle and highlights the Soft Sea Foam layer.

Last Chance

As I have mentioned, this is the Final Day of Sale-A-Bration.  Please do not let any of these items slip away if they are on your Wish List!

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  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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Wonderful World

Today’s project is a super simple card using the Wonderful World Bundle.  And other than the inside, there is no stamping.  How simple is that?

 

Stampin' Up!, Wonderful World, Celebration Tags Dies, Heart Pearls, Orchid Oasis Metallic Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Wonderful World Bundle

This cute and wonderful card is from the Wonderful World Bundle in Sale-A-Bration.  And it is down to the wire for getting this FREE Bundle.  Yes, this sweet Wonderful World stamp set with matching Wonderful World Designer Series paper is Free with a qualifying purchase of $100.00.  But Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow night.  So if you have items left on your wish list, now is the time to get to my online store and place your order.

The stamp set Wonderful World is three beautiful flowers with a couple of additional leaves and stems.  They are red rubber so could be colored in a variety of ways.  Or you could do as I did!  All I needed was a shape to die cut the flower I chose.  It is hard to believe, but that focal flower is simply die cut from the Wonderful World Designer Series paper!

There are two sheets of the DSP which have a Flirty Flamingo background on one side and the opposite is covered in the flowers you see in the large piece of DSP I used.  To get the circle shape, I used the stitched circle from the Celebration Tags Dies.  But any circle or even oval would work.  How simple is that?

Stamping

In the introduction I mentioned there was no stamping on the card.  As you can see, that is correct.  So in return I am showing a part of the card that I normally do not.  And that is the envelope.  Sending naked envelopes is something I try to avoid.  But I generally do a smaller decorative stamp relating to the enclosed card.  This time I went with the daffodil from the stamp set.  It is stamped using So Saffron Ink on the envelope and on the inside of the card.

Finishes

All of the colors came from the DSP of course.  That is my usual method.  And I highlighted the yellow by adding So Saffron instead of Daffodil Delight for a little softer look.  With the addition of the Orchid Oasis Metallic Ribbon there is plenty of sparkle and shine.  This ribbon is a dream to work with!

For the final touch, I raised the focal flower circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  But trying to find what bling would be best on that piece was a bit more of a challenge.  After some debate, I decided on the Heart Pearls.  Flowers should be given from the heart, so I thought that was a perfect match.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  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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An Apple For Teacher

This is a Back To School card with an apple for the teacher.  Except teachers probably deserve an entire basket full!

 

Stampin' Up!, Cheerful Basket, Charming Sentiments, Sentiment Silhouette, Gingham Cottage, Jackie Beers

 

This card is for the Make My Monday Blog Challenge.  Please click on the link and see what the other design team members have made for their version of Back To School.  And you can submit your own card to the challenge also.

 

Stamps

Two weeks ago the InKing Royalty Blog Hop’s theme was Back to School.  It took some mixing and matching to make a card that fit the title.  Now here is another challenge for the same type card!  This one I came out a little easier on.  The wonderful Cheerful Basket stamp set came to the rescue.  There are a variety of fillings for this sweet little basket.  And the apples seemed to fit the bill.  However, I will admit to getting the idea from that last hop where someone used apples!

The basket is stamped using Soft Suede Ink and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  While the apples are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  For the sentiment, I went with the wonderful Charming Sentiments Bundle.  It is a stamp set of fun sentiments with matching Dies.  The Dies cut just around the sentiments so it appears as if you fussy cut it.

Paper and Colors

Of course the apples are the starring role of this card so it makes sense to do Real Red for the card.  The gorgeous Gingham pattern is from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series paper.  This piece has larger red and white check on the back side.  But I thought this piece was perfect with the two shades of red.  By adding the layer of White between the DSP and card base it helps to make the DSP pop. The old olive ribbon helps to pull the leaves out a bit as they are small and somewhat hidden.  Plus it breaks up all of the red.

Card layout

This card would qualify as a Fun Fold.  It has an offset gate fold look.  Doing the Fun Fold was a way to break up the DSP and add some more depth to the card.  Here is a look at the open card.

 

 

It may not show well, but the top section is quite a bit larger than the bottom.  And this card could be made as a portrait layout using the same measurements.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 1 1/2 and 5 3/4.  For the White layers, the bottom section is cut 1 1/4 X 5 1/4 and the top is cut to 2 1/2 X 5 1/4.  The DSP layers are 1 X 5 and 2 1/4 X 5.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  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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Splendid Hugs

The Splendid Thoughts Bundle has become a favorite of mine.  And since Hugs are a favorite as well, I decided to make a Splendid Hug!

 

Stampin' Up!, Splendid Thoughts, Splendid Stems, Splendid Days, Soft Sea Foam Ribbon, Festive Pearls, Jackie Beers

 

Idea and Colors

This card came from an idea I had a few weeks ago.  If you look closely at the photo you will see that the Old Olive leaf appears to be stamped.  Actually it is the negative from a previous card and I used that negative to add the image using Blending Brushes.  That was the idea from previously.  And surprisingly it actually worked out!!  The Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes were used with Old Olive Ink to put the base for this focal layer.

With knowing I was going to use this soft DSP sheet from the Splendid Day Designer Series Paper, I kept the other colors to a softer nature.  The different die cut leaves/stems are from Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  To be a variety of greenish colors, they all work well together.

Stamp Set and Dies

You know how I love making a card with only one stamp set.  This one is a one Bundle card.  It is the Splendid Thoughts Bundle that includes the Splendid Thoughts stamp set and matching Splendid Stems dies.  Even the sentiment and sentiment shape are from the Bundle.  And that shape is an all time favorite!  It is a little unique and fits quite a few sentiment as well.

Finishes

To finish this card I added a couple of things.  First is the adorable little bee.  He is from the same stamp set and is colored with Stampin’ Blends.  One of the lovely Festive Pearls is added on the sentiment layer.  This one color, and I’m not really sure what color it is, seems to take on the colors it is around.  To me it looks like Soft Succulent here.

And the finishing touch for this card is the beautiful Soft Sea Foam Ribbon.  This ribbon is a dream to work with for tying bows.  To keep the bow from covering up the sentiment, it had to be placed on the left side.  Then I realized it would be hanging off the card.  So the final decision was to move the focal layer over to the right hand side.  It is a different look and I love it!  Lucky for me there are no rules on things being lined up properly.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  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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Hey Good Lookin’

Today’s project is a fun and quick masculine card.  This is a #simplestamping card, which means you do not need a lot of products to accomplish.  And that can be the best kind.

 

Stampin' Up!, Stylish Sketches, Amazing Phrasing, He's The Man, Brushed Metallic Dots, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

There are two different stamp sets used on this card.  The first is the Stylish Sketches, which is where the fox is from.  It is a Free with a $50.00 qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  And the second is the Amazing Phrasing stamp set.  This is such a fun set of great sentiment and phrases.  They mix and mingle together or alone.  And it is also a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that is Free with a $100.00 qualifying order.  (Qualifying means it is the amount prior to shipping & tax)

With using a darker piece of DSP for the fox, I knew it would need multiple stampings to be dark enough.  So out came the Stamparatus.  This way I could stamp, check the darkness, and repeat as much as needed.  The sentiment was stamped on scrap paper.  It is actually two different stamps.  The Hey is alone.  After stamping I trimmed around them using my Paper Snips.  The Hey was more squarely cut to emphasize the boldness .  And the other two words were more closely snipped to mimic the Charming Sentiments Bundle where the words are closely die cut.  That is such a fun look!

Paper

The DSP used is two pieces from the He’s The Man Designer Series Paper.  With the fox, I knew I wanted masculine and loved the Cajun Craze striped piece.  But I thought finding a complimentary piece might be difficult.  It was a piece of cake.  The next sheet I pulled out was this herringbone looking piece in soft looking Sahara Sand.  The two work beautifully together.  Using Basic Black cardstock was more to draw more from the fox image.  And it is difficult to see in the photo, but the Black behind the fox is over top of the Sahara Sand DSP.

Finishing

Actually adding the fussy cut sentiment was one of the last things I placed.  They are all raised with Dimensionals.  For the final touch I added three of the Brushed Metallic Dots.  These are so nice and come in three different shades of metal.

SAB is winding down!

There are only ten days left of Sale-A-Bration.  If you have any items left on your wish list, now is the time to place an order.  There are items in the little booklet, which is shown below and can be downloaded.  Or the first photo which has the new additions to the product list for August.  Either way once we hit September 1 SAB is over for 2022.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  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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