Birdy Love

The Bird Banter stamp set is such a fun set to use.  There are so many possibilities.  Today I made an unusual pairing that are young at heart.  I say that because of their funky hair colors !!  I took quite a bit of artistic license in my color choices.

 

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter Jackie Beers, stampinup, bird banter, jackiebeers

Bird Banter, 145852

 

Can you see the blue tipped hair on the cockatoo?  I say there are no rules in our color choices, or hair styles!!

The Painted With Love Designer Series Paper is still the star of the show.  It was also the color inspiration for the most part.  The Pool Party was an add on.  I colored with the Stampin’ Blends again.  I am so in love with these pens.  They are the easiest to color with.  I am definitely no expert, so this shows how forgiving they are to work with.

The balloon is stamped and cut from a small scrap of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  Never throw away your scraps, but especially DSP scraps.  They are perfect for small accents.

This is a 4 X 4 card that is very quick to complete.  It would be great to make a set with the different birds from this set. Hhhmmm……I may have to do that.  Stay tuned.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Rich Razzleberry base cut 8 X 4 and folded in half
  • Very Vanilla layer 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • DSP layer 3 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • Rich Razzleberry center layer 2 5/8 X 2 5/8
  • Very Vanilla center layer 2 1/2 X 2 1/2

 

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!  I hope you enjoyed this card.  I would love to hear from you.  And if you do not have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to get you the current catalogs.  I would also enjoy talking with you about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  The next paragraph mentions some of the wonderful reasons to consider this.

 

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Kindness

The sentiment on today’s card is one of my favorite.  This is one of my New Year’s Resolutions, just more kindness.  And I am back using the Waterfront Stamp Set again.  There are so many beautiful examples made with this stamp set.  I am continuing to try to emulate some of them.  Today’s card is supposed to be a calming mountain scene.

 

Stampin' Up! Waterfront Jackie Beers, stampinup, waterfront, jackiebeers

Waterfront, 146386

 

You will laugh when you read what my inspiration for this card was!  The DSP in the background which is from Naturally Eclectic DSP.  It wasn’t the vibrant colors, but the faded tones.  I saw sky fading down to grass.  The mountains are where I grew up and looking over a field towards the mountains is peaceful.  So that is where I was headed.

The stamping with this set is definitely a “just go for it” type deal.  And the best part is that you can make many different scenes with this one set.  I have done a couple that you can see HERE, and HERE.  I hope you will give this set a try and see what scenes you can create.  As a bonus, the sentiments are some of the best in the catalog.  You cannot beat a perfect sentiment.

Thank you so much for visiting with  me today.  I very much appreciate it.  And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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 get a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not need 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.


 

 

 


 

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You Are Awesome

The sentiment on today’s stamp set is what first caught my eye when I was exploring the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  You’re Awesome!!  It is from the set “Epic Celebration”. Who wouldn’t love to receive a card with that sentiment as the focal point?  It was just too perfect to pass up.

 

Stampin' UP! You're Awesome Jackie Beers, Stampin' Up!, You're Awesome, Jackie Beers, stampinup, youre awesome, you are awesome, jackiebeers

You’re Awesome, 147236

This card uses almost the entire stamp set.  I love creating with one stamp set and showing the versatility.  This one would be great for a kid, or musician.  The background is the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder.  But instead of having the dimension raised up, I turned it over so that it is an impression.

The background splatter is the flicking of the SU Marker created by my friend Julie DiMatteo.  The black border around the sentiment is my method of using the SU Marker to go around the edge. This gives some depth without having to hand cut a matching layer for underneath. HaHa….Juie and I are both getting rich over these ideas 🙂

This unique shaped punch I used is from the masculine suite of products named True Gentleman.  You will definitely want all of these items.  They are wonderful and great for all cards.  The punch is named Tailored Tag Punch.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

 

During Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  There are so many perks to this.  We call it THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE !!  Please contact me and let’s discuss all of the possibilities.


 

 

 


 

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Price: $110.00

 

 

 

Double Card

Sometimes making a regular card is very difficult for me.  More the idea than the execution!  LOL!!!  But today I have gone a step further and made what I call a Double Card.  It is simple and easy, just takes a minute to get the placement correct.  Please let me know what you think.

 

Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade Jackie Beers, stampinup, southern serenade, jackiebeers

Southern Serenade, 145921

 

If you can tell from the photograph, there is an oval cut in the front layers so that you see the flower on the inside of the card.   When you open the front flap, you see just the flower, and then it opens again to show the sentiment and where you sign.  That is why it is called a Double Card.  The next two photos show this probably better than I explained it.

 

 

So after all of that, I think it is really an unusual card and a nice way to showcase a larger stamp.  The most difficult part of this card is lining up the layers so that the ovals are properly lined up.  I found that securing the top and middle layer together with temporary adhesive and then cutting is the best.  I cut the size of the black layer first.  Then cut the larger oval in just the white layer.  The die leaves a small indented frame around the opening and this is very helpful in lining up your larger oval.  I then repeated the process with the black layer and the base layer by temporarily adhering them and cutting the same size oval from the base layer.  Theoretically all will now line up properly….. Hopefully!!

The background stamp is Sahara Sand and is stamped off first.  The flower is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with markers.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you liked this little bit different card.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base card in Sahara Sand is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded in half
  • The black layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The white layer is 5 X 3 3/4
  • The inside card is 8 X 5 1/4 and folded in half

 



 

 


 

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Happy New Year Friends!

Happy New Year!  May we all be safe, happy, and be blessed with great friends.  And along those lines is my card for today.  A very quick, but special, friend card.

 

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock, Jackie Beers, stampinup beautiful peacock jackie beers

Beautiful Peacock, 147239

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

This is a 4 X 4 card that packs the punch of a full size one.  The gold foil and the foil sheet of DSP from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper makes it look extra special!  I wanted to just focus on the peacock and I believe this suite of DSP is perfect for that. I stamped the peacock before I decided it was going to be a 4 X 4 size.  So the peacock is not square.  Sshh…..don’t tell anyone!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The base of Thick Whisper White card stock is 8 X 4 folded in half
  • The Island Indigo layer is 3 7/8 X 3 7/8
  • The DSP is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • The center Island Indigo is 2 1/2 X 2 3/8
  • The gold foil is 2 5/8 X 2 1/2
  • The whisper white is 2 3/4 X 2 5/8

 

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day of family, food and football !!    The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 


 

 

 


 

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A Little Hedge Hug

The stamp set I used today is a playful set that is super cute.  I did not do it justice.  But the sentiments and characters are pure magic.  This is a super quick and easy card.

 

Stampin' Up! Hedgehugs, Jackiebeers, Stampinup, Hedgehugs,

Hedgehugs, 145879

I should have masked the top of the stump, but I hope you can see how cute this little couple is.  I stamped them with Soft Suede and then colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  The little flower is colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Thank you for visiting today!  I very much appreciate you checking in.  I love to read your comments.

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