Over The Moon

This is my second post for today.  The first one was about the great specials that Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  You can see that post HERE.

Today’s card is a cutie that I envisioned as soon as I saw this stamp set!  And it fits with all the great updates I mentioned in the earlier post.  I am OVER THE MOON for Stampin’ Up!.

 

 

With the color pallet I used, this could very easily be a baby card.  That was not my intention, but all you would need is a sweet “welcome” on the inside and you are finished.

I stamped everything in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my favorite things, the Stampin’ Blends.  I colored the Moon with Dark Daffodil Delight and then added the little ring around it with the new Light So Saffron.

I am not a cow expert, but think the black and white ones are usually more black than white.  I took creative license and made it white, with a touch of black.  I wanted you to see all the details in the stamp. I gave her a bit of a feminine touch by adding Light Flirty Flamingo to the ears, nose, and mouth.

When I was trying to decide what else was needed, I thought of the moon and had a lightbulb moment that it needed stars.  The perfect stars came from the Twinkle Builder Punch.  It even has a moon that you could punch and use in place of the stamped one.  I thought the stars were the perfect size.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I was absent yesterday due to storm damage.  Luckily it was not to the house.  Sunday we had a lightning strike into the ground about ten feet from the corner of the house.  It fried the air conditioner unit, cable, internet, and an electrical breaker.  Thankfully we have friends who do those things and along with the cable company got up and running by the end of the day on Monday.  For once I was ahead and already had scheduled Monday’s post.

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Stampin’ Up! News

I wanted to let you know of some upcoming Specials from Stampin’ Up!  They are all wonderful and one begins today!!

TRIMMER BLADES

Trimmer blades are back in stock!!!  The are available to order at Noon tomorrow Eastern Time.  There is a limit of three packs per customer.  That gives you 6 blades.  They probably will not last very long.

UPDATED CLEARANCE RACK

Today the Clearance Rack is updated and will include some stamp sets that have recently retired.  The list can be seen in my OnLine Store.  Just Click HERE.

 

BONUS DAYS

During July, for every $50.00 you spend you will receive a coupon code to use during August.  There is no limit to how many coupons you can accumulate!  I hope you will take advantage of this. I do every year!

 

JOIN PROMOTION

Stampin’ Up! has another great Join Promotion that begins July 1st.  They have sweetened the Starter Kit for you.  You get an additional $30.00 of FREE merchandise in your Starter Kit.  During July and August, the Starter Kit is the regular $99.00.  BUT… you receive $155.00 of merchandise for that 99.00 price.  In addition to that, you get FREE SHIPPING on the Starter Kit.

Also, during this special join period, you will receive a $10.00 coupon that will arrive the following month.  This can be used on any order between that month and the end of October.

There are no requirements to ever place another order.  Of course, I hope you will love the demonstrator benefits and the Stampin’ Up! products as much as I do!!    If you do place another order, you will receive a 20% discount on your future orders.  I would love for you to become a part of my Team.  We have a great time and share our love of papercrafting!

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the specials.  I would love to hear from you.

 

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Sailing Congratulations

 

The new Sailing Home stamp set is one of my favorites.  It has great details in the stamps and the matching dies are awesome!  A side note is that the lighthouse die for Sailing Home will also fit the lighthouse in High Tide.  I love double duty products.

 

 

After saying how nice the dies are, I did not use them for the project.  Oops!!  However, I did use the gorgeous Designer Series Paper this suite has.  All of the products in the suite are wonderful.  I have several more ideas with this suite of products.

For today’s card, I stamped the lighthouse and the birds using Gray Granite Ink.  I know it looks a little on the brown side, but I really did use the gray.  I think it changes colors a bit.  Plus my photo seems a tad dark.  The base and layer behind the lighthouse are Night of Navy.

To add the sentiment, I decided I wanted it to look like a tag.  The Congrats is part of the stamp set and I love the font used for it.  I decided to punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  To make the short tag from the longer punch was very easy.  I stamped and punched with the sentiment at one end of the punch.  I then took the punched label and fed it back into the punch from the cutting area, not the outside like you would to make the original punch.  Because the height is already cut, it makes it fairly simple to get it lined us straight.  And now you have a half size Classic Label.

I added the Night of Navy Baker’s Twine as “rope” for the nautical card.  I wrapped it around and taped it on the back.  I then cut a small strip to tie around the front and tied a knot.  To attach the sentiment, I simple added a glue dot under the end and layer it just underneath the baker’s twine.  I left the end not attached.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I appreciate it and hope you will return tomorrow.  The supply list is at the bottom of the page.

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Magnolia Hello

 

The most time consuming part of producing this card was the coloring.  And that is not very much.  I was pleasantly  surprised with how it turned out.

 

 

This card measures 4 1/4 X 4 1/4.  So it will fit in a regular A2 envelope.  I love square cards in that it makes cutting the layers very easy and doesn’t challenge my math skills.

I stamped the Magnolia with Soft Suede ink.  I like the softer look it gives to the flower.  I colored the stem with Crumb Cake and the leaves with the Dark Mossy Meadow.  For the flower, I colored the center and some of the defining lines with the Light So Saffron.  So Saffron is one of the NEW Stampin’ Blends available in the new annual catalog.  Of course I snapped all of the  new ones up right away.

Even though I used So Saffron Card Stock and Stampin’ Blends, I used Crushed Curry Ink for the Hello stamp.  I wanted it to be a bit stronger color to go with the darkness of the Mossy Meadow leaves.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I really appreciate it and hope you will return on Monday.  The complete supply list is at the bottom of the page.

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Bee Thankful

 

The stamp set Bee Thankful is not a new one.  It is a carryover and I realized that I have never used it in a project to share with you.  I love this cute stamp and had to go back to check that I really had not posted a project.  Oh My!!  So here is a quick and easy share of this sweet Bee.

 

 

I think the little Bee is just adorable.  And the way his, or her, eyes are looking is super cute.  I shared this card with my Stamp Club the other day.  One of the ladies said she would cut off the Bee so she could use him all the time.  I love that idea.  I have cut away sections of stamps myself.  The first time is always the hardest!!

I wanted a bit of texture to go along with the large stamp.  To do this I simply added the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder to the Crumb Cake layer.  To bring in a bit of a brighter color, I added the Purple Posy card stock layer and colored the little flower with the Purple Posy Dark Stampin’ Blend.

You know how much I love to color, so I know it wasn’t a shock to see I had colored the stamped image with Stampin’ Blends.  I will go back to other methods soon, I promise.  For this stamp, I colored the letters with Light Crumb Cake, the leaves with Light Mossy Meadow, and used both of the Mango Melody on the Bee.  I like the look that using the lighter color on his face gives.  I think it’s a bit more of the 3D look.

 

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Winds of Change for June InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. 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.

My card reflects two of the NEW theme ideas.  I am showcasing a NEW stamp set, Winds of Change.  I looked at this set when I received my catalog and it was a must have.  As you know, I love to color with the Stampin’ Blends, and this set is perfect for coloring.  I also LOVE to travel.  Next month I am going on another Viking River Boat Cruise.  And we begin in Amsterdam!  I have never been to Amsterdam before, so this is my second NEW for the theme.  I am so excited about the trip, and am equally excited to share my card idea with you.

 

 

Even the sentiment on the card goes along with the theme!  I googled Amsterdam and looked at all of the windmills for some color inspiration.  They are typically brownish, but the blades can be different colors. I added just a touch of the Granny Apple Green to my blades to match the bottom section of the windmill building.

All of the pictures I saw were in vibrant colors, so that is what I went with.  I always prefer a mix of colors in flowers,  so I mixed my tulips and then added a whimsical touch with the butterfly.  The butterfly is from the Hold On To Hope stamp set and the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I colored it with Granny Apple and Daffodil Delight markers then die cut it.

The sentiment is done with my favorite new technique.  I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut to fit the size I needed.  (As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are several videos out there on how to do this little trick).

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. 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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   ←  YOU ARE HERE
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

 

 

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