You Are Amazing

I have a very colorful card to share with you today.  You will smile at the inspiration for the card.  I will start with saying that these are two of my favorite colors.  While shopping the other day I saw a lady with a pantsuit that was pink with orange at the bottom of the blouse, and then orange with pink at the bottom of the pants.  I could not help but smile because that is a color combination that I can get behind.  So when looking for paper for a card inspiration what did I find…….Orange and Pink DSP!!!

 

 

This card simply Shouts that You Are Amazing!!  And I LOVE that.  The word bubble and the Amazing are from the stamp set, You Are Amazing.  As is the stars along the strip of orange.  I fussy cut the word bubble since it was really just curved a bit.  I wanted it to stand out so I left a bit of White border and then raised it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The gorgeous DSP is from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  I chose Flirty Flamingo as the card base with a layer of Pumpkin Pie.  To help the DSP pop a little bit, I added an extra layer of White beneath it.  The word bubble is stamped on White cardstock with Flirty Flamingo.  You are Amazing is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The strip along the bottom is to ground the word bubble.  I am not sure it really needed grounding, but I did it anyway.  The stars are a stamp from the set and are stamped using Pumpkin Pie Ink on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  For a finishing touch I added a few Rhinestones to the stars with one on the word bubble.

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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Flowers of Friendship

I have another 4 X 4 card that is full of Friendship and Thanks.  It is part of a 4 pack gift I made.  The other card I shared last week.   I used most of the same products in both cards.  They use different pieces to make each more individual.  There are two of each card.

 

If you missed the card from last week, you can see it HERE.

Layout

As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, the two cards are basically the same.  The size of the cards are the same.  The layers are a little different.  For this one though I used the Flowers of Friendship Bundle.  This bundle is a stamp and punch.  You know how I love punches, so this was on my first order from the new catalog!

The difference for this card are the flowers and the sweet sentiment.  They are both from the stamp set.  I layered the smaller flower on top of the larger one.  And glued the leaves to the back side of the larger flower.

The sentiment is stamped and then punched using the Label Me Fancy Punch.  I like the rounded edges this punch leaves.  Plus it tucks just below the flowers very nicely.

Finishing Touches

This card would qualify as a #simplestamping card so it does not have, or require , much in the finishing.  I did add one Gold Gilded Gem to the center of the flower.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the flower up.  I had also used my bone folder to curl the petals on the smaller flower for some added dimension.

Measurements

  • Card base of Merry Merlot is cut 4 X 8 and folded in half
  • Crushed Curry layer is cut 2 1/2 X 3 3/4
  • DSP layer is cut 2 3/8 X 3 5/8
  • Layer is positioned equally on the left side aligned with Top, Bottom, and Left edge.

 

Options for the Punched Images

The punch will punch the two sizes of flower and the two leaves at one time.  There are a couple of ways to make the punching more efficient.  I just used scrap strips of my cardstock to stamp the images.  But first, I turned the punch over and saw the direction each of the components were facing.  That way I knew which way to place the stamped images for ease in cutting.

You can also use your Stamparatus and make a template.  To do this, take a square of cardstock and punch all four pieces at once to make a template.  Then place the template on the stamping surface of your stamparatus.  Place the stamps in the template.  Pick the flowers up with one plate and then pick the leaves up with the second plate.  Now you can stamp and punch multiples easily.

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.

HOST CODE

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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Jar of Love

I have gone back to an older stamp set for today’s project.  An Oldie but a Goodie in my book.  It is the Jar of Flowers stamp set.  My original thought was to make a larger card and use the punch with the Mason Jar Shaker Domes.  But simpler won out.  I am still thrilled that all of the items carried over!!

 

Building The Layers

I have always loved the Blue Ball Jars and tend to make my jar from this stamp set in a blue tone.  Today I used Pool Party for the jar and a stamped off Pool Party for the water.  The flower stems are stamped using Just Jade and colored with Just Jade Stampin’ Blends.  To be able to better blend the flowers, I stamped the bouquet using Basic Gray.  Then all of the different pieces were colored using a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  They are all listed in the supply list at the bottom of the post.

After using the Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper on Wednesday’s cards, I couldn’t wait to use these bright patterns again.  Today’s pattern is from the 2020-2022 In Color pack.  It is on of the Bumblebee sheets of DSP.  I added yellow in the flowers to compliment it.  The other colors are Magenta Madness and Polished Pink.  The Polished Pink is a little softer and deeper tone than the Magenta Madness.  They are surprisingly great together!

Finishing Touches

The final items for the card are fun additions.  The beautiful ribbon is the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon.  I wrapped it around the layers and then simply added a small strip to tie a knot.  That is the easiest “bow” ever!!  For the focal layer, I added some of the Genial Gems.  They are in Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya, but seem to pick up the colors they are next to.  So the largest flower got one of the Pale Papaya ones and I placed two different sizes of the Mint Macaron ones near the base of the jar.  A little replica of water splatter is always ok.  🙂

There is one additional technique I added to the card, and sadly it does not show well in the photo.  I used the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and went around the jar and flowers.  This gives a watercolor painting look.  Or just a shadow around the item.  I love it and apologize that it doesn’t show well.  I hope you will give that a try sometime.

Measurements

  • Base card of Magenta Madness is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • Layer of Basic White is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Basic White layer is 2 1/4 X 4 3/4  (This is a rare occasion where I did not mat the focal layer!!)

 

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.

HOST CODE

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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Hello Birdhouse

With Summer in full swing it seems, I decided to do a garden type card using the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  It is paired with the In The Wild Designer Series paper.  That sounds appropriate I believe!

 

 

Layout

I chose to do a 4 X 4 card with this adorable little birdhouse.  The size of the focal layer fits perfectly on the 4 X 4 size.  The InThe Wild Designer Series paper is also a good fit and not just the theme.  The size of the leaves are not too large for the birdhouse.

The base of the card is one color that it seems has not been shared in quite a while.  It is the Merry Merlot.  Of course I chose it from the colors in the DSP, but as soon as I placed the two pieces together, I knew it was the right one.

For the focal layer I went with the Crushed Curry to highlight it.  It is also used as the joining layer between the Merry Merlot and the DSP.  As I said earlier, the birdhouse is from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  I loved the size of the stamps in this set and thought they would be great for smaller cards.  The birdhouse is stamped using Cajun Cruze Ink and then colored with Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends.

Finishing Touches

To complete this garden card, I added the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon off to one side.  There was enough room to also add a small bow.  I thought I would need to just add the little ribbon knot and was happy for the unexpected space.

To finish the focal layer I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment is also from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  I “hung” the birdhouse from a 2021-2023 In Color Jewel that matches the greens of the DSP.

Measurements

  • base card is Merry Merlot cut 4 X 8
  • Layer is Crushed Curry cut 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • DSP is cut 3 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • Focal layer is Crushed Curry cut 1 3/4 X 3
  • Focal White is cut 1 1/2 X 2 3/4

 

Don’t forget about the Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale.  And if you have questions, please reach out to me.  I would love to assist you.  Also, remember my Rewards Program and my Host Code.  They are listed further down and on the right column of the post.

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.

HOST CODE

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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Tips for Pals June Blog Hop

 

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

There are way too many products to choose from for this Tips blog hop.  I finally narrowed it down to Punches.  One of my favorite ways to use a punch is to make a “negative”.  I have two cards to share using this technique.  I hope you like it.

 

 

For this card I Punched three of the Medium Daisy Punch from a piece of Basic White cardstock.   I also stamped two sentiments from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  The layers are a Melon Mambo base and Basic White beneath a beautiful sheet of Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection 6X6 Designer Series Paper stack.  The punched layer is then added on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The finishing touches are to add a punched daisy from Melon Mambo cardstock onto the front layer with a Glue Dot only beneath the center of the flower.  I also added a Playing With Patterns Resin Dot to the center of the flower.

I love how the gorgeous DSP shows through the punched daisies!  Here is another card using the same products with the DSP as the punched out layer.

 

 

This is a 4 X 4 card using the same products.  It is a different sheet of the Melon Mambo Brights DSP though.  This time I layered the White and punched from the DSP.  I also added a two layer flower using the punched DSP flower and a White flower from the first card.  The petals are alternated and the two pieced together in the center with a Glue Dot.

To finish this one, I added the same Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to both the negative flower and the double layer flower.  The sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set, as was the first card.  This time I used the Double Oval Punch, the larger oval, to punch the sentiment.  It is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals

I love the depth and dimension that using the “negative” gives to the cards.  If this is not a new idea for you, I hope it will inspire you to give this old trick and new look!  Both of these cards are quick and simple to do.  They would qualify as #simplestamping as it is simply Paper, Ink, Stamp, and a punch plus an embellishment.  And there is only one ink color to go with it.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.

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.

Keep Calm and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  5. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  6. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← You Are Here
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  16. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations

 


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Floral Squares

I love the Floral Squares from the All Squared Away Bundle that I shared yesterday.  So I decided to make some matching 3X3 cards using the same products.  These would be great gift cards or Random Act Of Kindness cards.

 

 

Dies

On yesterday’s card I used the single square that is the little sunflower looking one.  Now you can see the other three flower options.  For each of these squares you get a single die to layer over the flower of the square.

For the top left flower I cut two flowers and layered the one on the lower stem.  I then cut the second flower and layered it on top of itself for a not quite fully opened flower.  The top center card has two different size flowers for the square.  And the top right has a two flower die and needed two cuts for the look I wanted.  The lower center square is the same as the one I used on the large card from yesterday.

Messages

As I mentioned yesterday, the sentiment was from the Many Messages Bundle.  The same is true today.  I love all of the different sentiments that are stamped and die cut with one stamp and one die.  Each of today’s cards have a different sentiment and even a different shape.  The Many Messages, as well as the new Many Happenings, are Must Have stamps with one die that fits the two.  I love having a little stash of sentiments that I can quickly choose from.

Connect, Craft & Connect Special

I wanted to remind you of the current Host Special going on.  It is through the 14th of June, so one more week.  For every order, or workshop, with $250.00 in product orders you get an added $25.00 Host Rewards.  The normal amount for a $250.00 order would be $25.00.  For this week it would go up to $50.00 in Host Rewards.  If you are interested in a quick party reach out to me.  We can do an online party and walk through the catalog together.

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.

HOST CODE

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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