Pearl Flowers

The Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is by far my favorite of all time!!  I have used it several times since I received my Pre-Order for the new catalog.  And I cannot stop using it.  I may need intervention!  But in addition to the AWESOME paper, I am showcasing a new fold.  Or it could be a new cut, or both!  Here it is and then I will explain what I mean.

 

Stampin' Up!, stampinup, Abstract Impressions, Share What You Love DSP, jackiebeers, Jackie Beers

Abstract Impressions, 147513

 

 

That DSP just shines!   Actually it really does shine.  This is one of the sheets that has a pearlized look to some of the flowers.  The little pearls in the flower centers are the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  They are just too cute!

The Fold/Cut is a little different.  Since the DSP is card stock weight, it can serve as a card base without feeling flimsy.  To achieve this look, I cut the Smoky Slate card stock to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.  I scored it at 4 1/4, the normal folding point for an A2 card.  But I did not stop there.  I went back to my cutter and with the score line at 3/4 on the trimmer ruler , I cut off the rest of the panel.  (And I was able to use that cut piece to make the top layer with a bit leftover.)

The DSP is cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  I burnished my fold on the Smoky Slate layer and placed adhesive on the inside of the 3/4 section.  Then all I had to do was line up the DSP with the rest of the base and fold the small section over on top of it.  Easy Peasy and perfect alignment.   An added bonus is that when you open the card, you get to see the other side of this beautiful DSP!!  WooHoo!!  That is always a problem for me when the DSP is gorgeous on both sides.  I hate to hide one of them.  With this Cut/Fold, I do not have to hide either side.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I greatly appreciate it and would be happy to answer any questions if I was not very clear on the instructions.  I have listed all of the products used at the bottom of the post.  I hope you have a great rest of your day!

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It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Work Of Art for Pals Blog Hop

 

Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while we inspire you to “step up” your creations.

You may be starting the hop here or you may be coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For an old but goody technique, I have done a negative sponging technique.  It is one of the simplest techniques to do and always gives surprising and beautiful results.

 

Leaflets Framelits, 138283

I have used the Leaflets Framelits (on the retiring list 🙁 ) to make a template.  And it’s a 2 for 1, you get a leaf already cut out for a future project.  I centered the negative of the leaf on my Whisper White card stock and secured it with some Washi Tape.  You do not want the template to move while you are sponging.  To begin, I colored the entire leaf with Calypso Coral, then went over all but the center with Cherry cobbler.  I then went around the edges with Cajun Craze for a little more depth.  Now just lift up the template and you have a beautiful stenciled Leaf.

The sentiment is from an old favorite the Work of Art stamp set.   I next die cut another leaf from a layer cut for my card.  There are two ways to attach the stenciled leaf.  It can be adhered to the top layer from underneath.  Or it can be adhered to the base card and then the top layer attached over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  That takes a bit of aligning, but I love the look.

To finish off my card I stamped the little corner decoration in Cherry Cobbler.  I love the simple little addition.  It is from the Not Retiring new set Hold On To Hope.  Although, this is a bundle and the 10% discount for the bundle will end when the Occasions Catalog ends.  So jump on it now!

Thank you so  much for visiting today!  I appreciate your stopping by my blog during the hop.  I would love to read comments from you.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Remember the Retiring List and Clearance Rack are “While Supplies Last”.  The leaf framelits and Work of Art set are both on that list.

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Price: $110.00

 

 

 

You’ve Got This 2

For the second card using the You’ve Got This stamp set, I used almost the same products plus some DSP.  I added the Delightful Daisy DSP, another favorite.  It works perfectly with both the Peekaboo Peach, and Night of Navy (yesterday was Dapper Denim).

 

You’ve Got This, 139575

 

When I use DSP, I like to put a layer between it and the base layer.  I don’t want it to fade into the base.  Instead of Dapper Denim, I went with Night of Navy due to the little pieces of it in the floral DSP.  Other than that, I used the same inks and ribbon.  I left off the glitter dots from yesterday.  I think the bow is more than enough for the decoration.  As I said yesterday, this ribbon is a dream to work with.  My bling for this card is that I went over the entire flower with Clear Wink of Stella.  In person it adds quite a bit of shimmer.

I hope you like today’s card.  It has more layers and a bit different layout.  I hope I have I have given you pause in considering some of these retiring items.  Please place your orders soon to insure that you get the items you want.  You can click on any of the items and be taken directly to my online store, or click on the Shop button at the top of the page.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I will be showcasing a different stamp set.  So please check it out.

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Love & Hugs

A card for Spring is what I have today.  Flowers, birds and a sweet sentiment.  I am trying to use my designer series paper that will be retiring.  Plus, I love the springtime feel of this Daisy Delight DSP.

 

Flying Home, 145929

 

I adore this stamp set, Flying Home, and am sad to see it retiring.  I have used it several times, but this is the first time I have focused on the birds and nest.  The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  I thought it went well with the Mama Bird and her babies.

As I mentioned in the beginning, I love this DSP but I also wanted to give the card some more texture.  I looped Linen Thread under the bird’s nest and then a loop of Burlap Ribbon comes from beneath the sentiment.  It gives some depth and texture and plays off of the nest.  I am trying to expand on my normal cards a bit.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate your visits and comments.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

The retired lists are in the two links below.  Remember that quite often the retiring colors sell out before the end of the catalog.  Especially now that there is a Color Revamp there are more colors retiring.  And please let me know if you need the upcoming catalog.  I will be happy to send you one once they are available.

Retiring Lists:

Occasions Catalog

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

Clicking on the icon below will take you directly to my online store to shop for the retiring products.

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Simply Amazing

This card is “amazingly” simple and quick!  Did you catch that?  It actually is true.  Other than cleaning the stamp to change colors, it is a couple of stampings and done.  Take a look and you decide .

 

 

Stampin' Up!, Amazing You, Heartfelt Blooms, Jackie Beers

Amazing You, 147215

 

 

Do you see what I mean?  This was so quick that multiples of it would be a piece of cake.  I simply stamped the Heartfelt Blooms stamp in Smoky Slate, cleaned it, and then stamped in Night of Navy.  The “Amazing” is the thinlit die  from Celebrate You Thinlits.   I did use the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet, which turns the words into a sticker.  A definite Must Have in your tool box of supplies.  No more making a mess with glue for detailed dies. WooHoo !!

I do have to admit to CASEing this from a card I found in my swap box.  It came from one of the ladies in my Stamp Club in one of our swaps.  I love going through these occasionally.  They are perfect for giving inspiration.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

The center of the flower is the White Perfect Accents.  It fit “perfectly”  (wow, I am on a roll today) with the muted tone of the Smoky Slate.  And a tip for you:  you can color these with the Stampin’ Blends to get any color accessory that you need.  How awesome is that?  To finish off this cute card I added the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon with just a little knot.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it and your comments.  I hope you have a great day!  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.


 

 

 


 

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Triple Layer Congratulations

I met with my monthly card club yesterday and we made a card with the wonderful Stamparatus.  I believe it was a hit!  I showed the versatility of the design of the Stamparatus by doing a 3 step stamp.  We used the Amazing Congratulations stamp set from the Occasion Catalog.  None of the other stamp positioning tools are able to do a three step stamp without removing stamps.  Due to the two plates , you can use three or even four stamps with no problem.  One of the many reasons I LOVE the Stamparatus !!

 

Amazing Congratulations, 145938

 

I love the variegated look of the stamps as well as the outline.  The ladies commented how many occasions this card could be used for. (babies, weddings, etc.)  I love that it is quick, easy, simple, and most of all pretty.

As I mentioned at the top, having the two stamping plates made this card work perfectly.  I placed one of the partial congratulations on one side and the other on the opposite side.  By turned the plate around it lined up without being in the way.  On the second plate I placed the outline and the “to my friend” stamp just below it.  It was especially easy to align with the photopolymer stamp set. Woohoo!!

A Stamparatus Tip:

I saw this somewhere else and I apologize to whoever it was that I cannot give them credit! .. Because the Congratulations is almost as long as the card, you would need to place a shim up against the left hand hinge area to get a clear stamped image.  To alleviate this, I cut a piece of SU grid paper to fit the inside of the Stamparatus.  I then aligned my white card stock in the top/center of the Stamparatus.  By taking a pencil and marking the bottom corners, I could then easily place the next piece of card stock in the correct place.  Easy Peasy for making multiples.

Special Mention:  The Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper.  Oh My!!  I hope you use the SU grid paper.  A pad of it lasts what seems like forever.  It is a great “PAD” for cushioning the stamping with photopolymer.  It has a built in ruler.  And the grid marks have a 101 uses.  I find myself finding new uses all the time.  I could do a blog post on just all the uses for this item.  And now is a great time to add the additional item to get you to the next SAB item!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you liked this card and my tips.  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  It is a Spring Theme.

 


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.


 

 

 


 

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