Coolest Friend

I really love when Stampin’ Up! goes an extra step in coordination of products.  With the debut of the 2nd part of Sale-A-Bration, there are a couple of SAB products that coordinate with Mini Catalog products.  That is a Win/Win for everyone.  Buy part and get a part free.

I am showcasing one of the stamps from the Mini Catalog.  I did not utilize the SAB matching paper in this card.  I did not have it on hand yet.

 

 

Stamp Bundle

The Penguin Place Bundle is so stinking cute!  There are so many things to love about it.  The first, for me anyway, is that it is a Punch Bundle!  I love punches and that makes the price point a bit lower as well.  Plus, there are anytime of year stamps to go along with the expected winter ones.  To be able to use a “winter” stamp set in the summer is a wonderful bonus to me.

All of the stamps I used on this card, with the exception of the party hat, are included in the stamp set.  The punch cuts the full penguin, if you stamped him.  Or it cuts a white piece with a larger black piece that you can layer to make your penguin.  And since the feet are punched separately, they can be placed like he/she is sitting or standing.  It is just as very versatile set!

Details

This card is a birthday card for a friend.  So I went with soft colors of Pool Party and Highland Heather.  I love the balloon in the stamp set for an occasion like a birthday.  The balloon is stamped directly onto the layer.  And the string is a separate stamp, and being photopolymer, it can be manipulated a bit as to its angles.

For the banner I wanted to tie in a bit of the black from the penguin.  I thought this was the place to do it.  Pairing that with the Pool Party softens even the black.  And using the Banners Pick A Punch makes the sentiment stand out even more.

There are links to the catalogs and Join Promotion below!

 

The 2nd Sale-A-Bration Is Here!!

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Join My Team Promotion During Sale-A-Bration!!

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is Y4GZ7QNY.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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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Clever Cats Birthday

The upcoming Mini Catalog has awesome Fall and Winter products as expected.  But there are a few that include stamps that work anytime of year.  The Clever Cats is one of those stamp sets.  And since I love cats…..you know I had to have it!

 

Stampin' Up!, Sweets & Treats, Way To Goat, Ornate Frames, Clever Cats, Jackie Beers

Stamp Set(s)

Normally I would say I used a certain set at this point.  However for this card, I combined a few different sets  I started with the Clever Cats stamp set and this Fat Cat!  He reminds me of my male cat, who is a bit on the round side!!  I had just used the cake plate from Sweets & Treats stamp set and when I saw it, the idea was born.

With the cake plate, and a little masking, it allows Fat Cat’s tail to hang over perfectly.  This also led me to the sentiment.  I immediately thought of him eating, or pushing off, the cake.  I knew Way To Goat had the perfect sentiment.  The “I got you a cake” along with the inside sentiment “But I ate it”.  The perfect pairing for this card.

Paper and Details

I chose the greens for the card more from not having used green colors in a while.  The DSP is from Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.  It is paired with Just Jade cardstock and a thin layer of Smoky Slate cardstock.

To give the sentiment a bit more presence, I used the Ornate Frames to layer it.  I love the shape.  It is almost like a plaque on the wall.  And the cat would be happy to announce what he had done!  The finish of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewel is all this one needed.

Measurements

All of the products are listed in the supply list at the bottom of the post with the exception of the Clever Cats and Sweets & Treats sets.  The photos are not available yet.

  • The base card of Just Jade is cut 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/4
  • The Smoky Slate layer is cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • The DSP layer is cut 3 3/4 X 5
  • The front Smoky Slate layer is cut 2 1/2 X 3 1/8
  • The stamped cat layer is cut to 2 3/8 X 3

 

My Paper Share sign up ends tomorrow, July 31

I am doing a paper share for the upcoming Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration for you to have a sample of the new papers.  Click HERE to see all that you get as well as the price and form to complete.

 

Designer Series Paper Sale ends August 2nd

 

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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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Yummy Treats

The card I am sharing with you today has a bit of an “old fashioned” look to it.  At least it does to me.  That look aside, I love the card and the stamp set it is from.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sweets & Treats, Pattern Party, Jackie Beers

 

Stamp Set

I hope you think this card is as cute as I do.  Since I am in an older age group, LOL, I remember when there were pies sitting out to cool or waiting to be cut.  This stamp set is the Sweets & Treats stamp set.  (I do not have the photo of the stamp set in my supply list because it is not available yet)  It is in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  The catalog goes live on the 3rd of August.  So just a week away!!

Here is a view of the inside with another fun stamp from the set.

 

I could not resist adding that candied apple to the inside.  Of course since I used Granny Apple Green as one of the colors, I had to make it a Granny Smith Apple!  Both of the sentiments are from the stamp set as well.

Colors

When I decided on the apple pie, I immediately had the “old fashioned” thought.  So I looked for a DSP that fit the bill.  It was located in the Host Rewards DSP of Pattern Party.  This is an amazing pack of paper, and the price makes it even better!

All of the Designer Series Paper comes from the Pattern Party pack.  And the other colors used are pulled from the paper as well.  The Cajun Craze is a bit darker than the Calypso Coral in the paper but works perfectly.

Layout and Measurements

The fun fold was chosen to highlight the Designer Series Paper that is on the inside of the card.  I thought it looked like old time wallpaper.  The image ended up being a bit larger than I had planned, but still enough of the DSP shows.

  • The card base is Cajun Craze cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, then cut 2 1/4 off front
  • The Inside DSP is cut to 5 1/4 X 4
  • The front DSP is cut to 1 3/4 X 5 1/4
  • The Cajun Craze front layer is cut to 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • The front stamped White layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • The inside stamped White layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 3 1/2

 

Designer Series Paper Sale

The paper I used today can only be purchased with Host Rewards, so it is not included in the DSP Sale.  However there are 9 great choices for you to choose from.  Remember the sale goes away on August 2nd.  That is one week from today!

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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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Have A Peachy Day

I know I have used the Sweet As A Peach stamp set a few times.  It is just so darn cute!!!  For today’s version I have added a little bit of a fun fold / layout.  It is still super sweet!

 

Stampin' Up!, sweet as a peach, youre a peach, you're a peach, jackie beers

 

And here is a view of the inside

 

 

Layout / Fun Fold

This is another simple fun fold that looks very nice.  The base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/2.  Then I cut off 2 1/4 from the right edge of the front section.  (Save that piece for another project)   I used the second largest of the Scalloped Contours Dies for the top layer.  It is centered and only adhered to the left section.  The front focal layer is the next smaller of the Scalloped Contours Dies.  I cut two pieces of Basic White with this.  One is used on the inside.

Colors

As always, the DSP helps with color choices.  The Balmy Blue is from the little blue flower in the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper.  I chose the softer striped blue DSP as a complimenting piece to the flower sheet.

The peach is inked using the Pale Papaya Ink pad.  I then used a sponge to add a light touch of Calypso Coral to the side and top of the stamp.  (Note: when doing this technique, get a little ink on your sponge and then tap it onto the stamp.  Do not rub.)  The leaf is stamped with Pear Pizzaz Ink.  Both sentiments are stamped using Calypso Coral Ink.

Designer Series Paper Sale

The paper sale is in the last 2 weeks.  I have once again used one of the papers included in the sale.  You can see how gorgeous this paper is!

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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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Bow Tie Birthday

A dear friend and former co-worker had a milestone birthday yesterday.  He is a happy 80 years of age!  So I had to make him a special birthday card.  I did not add the numbers, but did use the colors for his favorite team.

 

Stampin' Up!, Biggest Wish, Suit & Ties, Pattern Party, Jackie Beers

 

Colors

The colors for the card are Red and Black.  I began with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock with a top fold.  That is my preference because it is so easy to display with that fold.  The DSP is from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  This is a FABULOUS pack of paper that is a Host Rewards only purchase.  There are 48 sheets of DSP in this pack.  And what a variety!!!

I added a layer of Basic Black between the Thick White and the DSP.  Otherwise the DSP would just blend in with the White.  The red bow ties, and red strips with the Happy Birthday compliment the black of the DSP very well.  Of course I had to add some of the Black Dots to tie everything together.

Stamps

I used my first choice for this manly card.  It is the Biggest Wish stamp set for the Happy Birthday.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  It simply makes the sentiment shine!

The bow ties are stamped using Real Red Ink and then die cut using the Suit & Tie Dies.  There are actually two different bow ties, but I opted to use the larger one.

This was really a pretty quick card to create.  The hardest part was figuring the layout with the sentiment strips.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

 

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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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Birthday Flowers

I really like Bundles, and Stampin’ Up! outdoes theirselves constantly with some of the best.  My favorite bundle type is the Punch Bundles.  Punches are just so quick and easy to use.  I like quick cards for the most part and punches aid me in achieving the quick part.  For today’s card, I joined Embossing, (is this sounding familiar from the last couple of days?) with a punch bundle.  I hope you like this one.

 

Stampin' Up!, flowers of Friendship, happiest of birthdays, ornate floral, jackie beers

 

 

Stamps

My original idea for this card was actually more simple than the end result.  From the beginning however, the focus was the flower from the Flowers of Friendship Bundle.  A fellow demonstrator shared the idea of using the stamped and punched image being cut into layered petals for the largest flower.  I love the idea and that was my first plans.

I stamped the image onto Basic White using Basic Gray Ink.  The Basic Gray is not quite as bold as the Memento Tuxedo Black.  The flowers and leaves were colored using Just Jade and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends.  For the larger flower, the image is stamped onto Fresh Freesia cardstock using Fresh Freesia Ink.   It is punched using the Flowers and Leaves Punch in the bundle, cut into petals and layered over the flower.

Layout

Once I finished the flower layer, the plan was to simply layer it over a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock.  That just looked too plain.  I flipped through the embossing folders and found the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  You can’t have too many flowers!  After embossing the cardstock, it is layered on a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock, and the floral layer adhered on top.

Finishing

For the finishing touches, I added the fun sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays.  When I placed it on the card the first time, I thought it looked like a flower pot with the flowers sticking out.  To tie in something to match the green of the leaves, I added a piece of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.  Just a small strip of ribbon really adds a punch.  It is adhered and then the sentiment added using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last thing added was one of the Pastel Pearls at the base of the main flower.

The card is actually still a quick card to make even if not quite as simple as I originally planned.

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

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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