Count On Me

I cannot believe that Father’s Day is Sunday!  Yesterday it was a month away.  Or at least it seems that way.  Since I do not generally post on the weekends, I made a quick Father’s Day, or just for any occasion, card.  I used the new Count On Me stamp set.  It is adorable and it called to me for this card.

 

 

Quick and Easy is Great

I went with a more plain card to showcase only the adorable Black Bear.  I am from East Tennessee originally and I love my Smoky Mountain Black Bears!  Of course he could be any color of bear to match your favorite.

The layout and colors were all about the bear.  I went with Crumb Cake card base for a more natural look.  It is paired with Basic Black, for the bear, and Real Red, for the heart.  There was much debate on adding some tone on tone stamping on the red layer I do have to say.  In the end I felt like clean was the way to go.

Stamps

The bear and grass are from the Count On Me stamp set.  The bear is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.  After it dried for a minute, I went back and added some shading using the same color.  It added just a touch of darker color.  The bits of grass are also from the same set and are stamped using Mossy Meadow Ink.

The sweet sentiment is from the Hats Off stamp set.  I love the font and the wording.  This would work for any occasion really.  Looking at my card, it would work for any occasion as well.

It is shocking to me, but this is two cards in a row with minimal products used!  Wow!!  I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend and are able to share some happiness!

 

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

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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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Celebration Stars for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature stars. We are 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.

I realized in thinking of my card and which direction to go that it definitely depends on the time of the year.  For example if this were Winter my stars would have been Christmas related.  So of course with this being Summer, I had to go with a Patriotic / July 4th type Star card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Stitched Stars, Oval Occasions, Neutrals designer paper, Jackie Beers

 

I failed to mention that this is also a Fun Fold card.  Here are open and then open again views.

 

The Star

To start this Star, I chose the Stitched Stars dies.  I used the 3rd largest star and die cut it using Thick White cardstock.  While I was cutting, I went ahead and did a few of the smaller stars as well.  I chose Night of Navy and Merry Merlot from the Neutrals 6X6 DSP pack.  Merry Merlot isn’t a normal Red I would choose, but I love the look now.

I cut the two colors of DSP into 1/4″ strips, leaving the length at 6″.  Before beginning my gluing process I grabbed my Silicone Mat.   This is a must have for glueing small items without making a mess (like I usually do!!) To layer, I wanted to be in the correct order of Red/White/Blue, but I didn’t think it needed to begin with Red.  I glued the first blue piece a little bit down from the top and then added a red piece.  For the White areas I layed a scrap piece of cardstock that was also cut 1/4″ and then bumped the blue up against it before removing it.  This really was a fairly easy technique.

The Fun Fold

The base of the card is a regular cut of 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  I then cut off 1 1/4 from the front piece.  The White layer on the front is cut 2 3/4 X 5 1/4 and stamped with stars from the Oval Occasions stamp set.  I placed a regular inside layer of White also.  The Merry Merlot layer is cut 4 X 7 and scored at 3 1/2.  It is then centered on the inside of the card and folds over the front.  The inside layer of the Merry Merlot is White cut to 3 1/4 X 3 3/4.  The Night of Navy cardstock layer on the front beneath the Stars is also 3 1/4 X 3 3/4.

The stamped stars and the sentiment are from the Oval Occasions stamp set.  The Double Oval Punch that is Bundled with this set is carrying over, but the stamp set is not.  I hope you will give this set a second look as it is very versatile.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy.   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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

 

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

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My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

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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All Squared Away

The card I have made today is using another Bundle that it took me a few flips through the catalog to finally take a good look at.  Once I did, I saw the potential and now am loving the variety of looks it can give.  It is the Floral Dies from the All Squared Away Bundle.

 

 

Layout

I have been working on making cards with more “White” space.  I tend to use DSP and layers which do not leave very much White.  With that in mind, I decided to use just one of the Squares from the Dies.  I die cut the square in Soft Succulent to go with the softness of the Pale Papaya cardstock.  Beneath the flower inside the square is a flower that is Soft Succulent as part of the die.  For the flowers, I die cut three in the Pale Papaya and layered one in the square and the others as decoration.

The background of the square is Balmy Blue.  I felt that was the appropriate color to back the flower.  To ground the square, I added a ribbon in the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon.  It is a dream to work with and is so soft looking.

Finishing Touches

To finish the card I added some of the Genial Gems to the center of each flower.  The sentiment is from the Many Messages Bundle and is added using Stampin’ Dimensionas.

I hope you have given the Many Messages Bundle a serious look.  It is a Carryover from the Mini Catalog, and now there are two stamp sets that match the Dies.  The new stamp is is Many Happenings. I have them stamped and die cut in both Black and Misty Moonlight.  They are in a little bag just waiting for a card.

 

January – June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale

Click on the image below to get the 4 page pdf of the sale.  A reminder, in some cases a Bundle is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and dies individually.  Some dies are discounted up to 50% off.

If you order through me, and it is as easy as clicking on the Shop Now button on the Menu Bar, I have a Rewards Program.  For every $50.00 in product you purchase, you earn a Blue Star.  When you have gathered 10 Blue Stars, you get a $50.00 shopping on me.  Plus every time you spend $50.00 I will add a small gift for you.  Please use my Host Code listed below.

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My June Host Code is HCX2WT2A  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00

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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Pink Zebra Stripes

One set that was extremely popular on debut of the Annual Catalog was the Zany Zebras stamp set.  I did not get it immediately but after all of the cute cards, decided it needed to come to me.  So today I have a bright and fun card.

 

 

I love the face on this precious zebra!  So I took some creative license and decided she needed to be spruced up for the birthday party.  She was given a Magenta Madness Manicure and Pedicure, along with some new Magenta Madness Lipstick.  LOL!!!  It is my world and I can be as crazy , or creative, as I want.

Really this card was so quick and simple.  You can see there is only a little bit of stamping and coloring.  I took my color choices from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  ( Yes, it is one of the DSP packs that are included in the 15% OFF Sale!)  I added the touch of matching Ribbon in Magenta Madness, as well as die cutting the focal point using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope my spiffy Zebra gave you cause to smile!!  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals October Blog Hop.  You will see quite a few great projects.

 

 

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Cat Lover Birthday

Before I get to today’s card, did you have a chance to check out the DSP sale?  15% OFF of select Designer Series Paper.  I have the picture list at the bottom of today’s post and would appreciate you shopping with me.

Yesterday I shared one of the DSP’s included in the sale, the Toile Tidings DSP.  Today I am sharing another one.  I have used this one a couple of times.  It is the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper.  I am also remaking the card I shared earlier in the week.  It is going from a Christmas card to a Birthday card.

 

 

I needed a birthday card for a wonderful person who is a cat lover.  I couldn’t think of anything that would make a better card than this paper along with the Pampered Pets stamp set.  Do you see the Pocket Flap card that I did earlier in the week?  You can see that card by clicking HERE.

And here is a peek of the inside.

 

 

The earlier card did not have the focal layer on the front as an addition.  I love how just that little bit totally changes the look of the card.  As I said in that earlier post, this is a fold that would work for any occasion.  And this card is just darn cute even if I do say so myself!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it and your comments.  I always respond to comments.  I respond via email instead of on the blog post.  So please don’t think I am ignoring them.  I hope you have a great weekend and get some crafting in!!

 

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Gorgeous Posies Celebrate You

I hope you found some stamp sets you loved in the 24 Hour Sale from yesterday!  There were several on the list that I love and use regularly.  One of the ones is the Gorgeous Posies stamp set.  It can be purchased as part of a kit, or just the stamp set.  I have just the stamp set and used it again today.

 

I wanted more of Fall colors for this card, so I went with Terracotta Tile, Mango Melody, and Just Jade.  The flowers are stamped with only the Mango Melody, but they have great shading due to the stamp itself!  I really love that.

As happens with me quite often, I started with one idea and then went in another direction.  You cannot see from the photo, but the flower images are not stamped on the white layer.  I stamped the bottom two flowers and leaves and then fussy cut them, but left them straight along the bottom.  The raised center flower and pair of leaves are fussy cut and raised with dimensionals.

The background is the gorgeous Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.  I love the subtle, yet detailed, embossing it gives to any project.   The base card is Thick Whisper White and perfect for thinner layering.  This would be a great card for multiples if you simply stamped the bottom flowers that I cut directly onto the layer.  It only takes a minute to cut the single flower and pair of leaves that I raised.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you like this project.  Please stop by tomorrow for another new project.

There is only one week left for the current Starter Kit promotion.  All of the details are just below.  As always, there are no obligations to continue after purchasing the kit.  Think of it as the Ultimate Bundle!!

 

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 

 

 


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