Holy Guacamole!

Today’s card is another of the fun Delicate Desert products.  This card uses the dies and gorgeous paper.  And it is paired with the really fun Taco Fiesta Stamp set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Desert Details Dies, Taco Fiesta Stamps, Delicate Desert DSP, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers

Dies

For me the star of this card is the Desert Details Dies.  I really love that frame!  It has little details around the edge that are unexpected and so pretty.  Then it is paired with the smaller Indian looking design on the left.  Again, the details there are awesome!  I like the stamp set, but I would get these dies even if I did not!

Stamps

These fun stamps are from the Taco Fiesta stamp set.  They are another new and unique set in the Mini Catalog that immediately got my attention.  And I have used them a few other times.  I could not resist that sentiment, but the other pieces are great and you know how much I love to color!  There are not dies that match this set.  However, the pieces are all pretty small and are easy to fussy cut.

Paper

This patterned paper is from the Delicate Desert Designer Series paper.  So of course it pairs perfectly with the Desert Details Dies.  I think it is also a great match for the other images as well.  My color choices were inspired by the DSP piece of course.  Cajun Craze is not one I use very often.  But it is perfect here.  And to soften just a bit I used Soft Succulent for the base.  You can see a little more of the base with that large die than you normally would with my layers.  The Soft Succulent pairs well with the guacamole and avocado.

Finishes

It was a debate as to how to showcase the sentiment on this card.  One thought was another of the Die piece.  But it didn’t really fit well.  So back to one of my go to punches.  The Double Oval Punch was the answer.  And the finishing touch is a couple of the Champagne Rhinestones.

Thank you for stopping by today!!!

 

Additional FREE Sale-A-Bration Items for February…..

 

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Not only is SAB all about Free Products, but Stampin’ Up! has really upped the rewards if you choose to join my team.

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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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Dry Brushed Birthday

I am back in my happy place!  That is making cards and sharing with you all.  To celebrate feeling normal again I have a bright and shiny Birthday card.  It is for the Make My Monday Challenge Blog.  The designers got to choose our favorite theme of the previous year.  Mine is most definitely Birthdays.  This one shares some new products as well.

 

Stampin' Up!, Best Day, Dry Brushed, Gold Specialty, Festive Pearls, Jackie Beers

 

You too can submit a card for the Make My Monday Challenge.  Simply click on the link below.  You will not only see all of the designers’ cards, but followers submissions as well as submit your card.

Paper

This paper is amazing!  And should receive top billing on this card.  It is the new Dry Brushed Designer Series Paper.  There are two different patterns.  This one contains gold and Soft Succulent and the other is Gold with Calypso Coral and Petal Pink.  They are part of the Delicate Desert Suite on page 42 of the Mini Catalog.  Trust me, this is beautiful paper.

To highlight the gold in the Specialty Paper, I turned to an oldy but lovely piece of DSP.  The background for the cake is the Gold and Rose Gold Specialty Paper that is in the Annual Catalog.  This paper carried over from previous and has been a go to for me.  I love the detail in the paper.  It looks like etching lines.

Stamps

This stamp set, the Best Day, was at the top of my purchase list.  The other Birthday stamp is a cat in a cupcake paper.  You know how much I love cats.  And yet I haven’t used that stamp yet!  Crazy, I know….

Matching the cake to the paper gave me the idea of a generic birthday card.  Perfect for anyone!  It was a bit difficult to decide how to color the cake with the Soft Succulent as the basis.  So I went with shades of green.  I have included Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Soft Succulent to pair with So Saffron and Cajun Craze.

Finishes

Since the paper on this one is so beautiful, I didn’t need a lot of bling.  However you know I had to add a bit.  Then I went with a bit more!  The Festive Pearls in gold seemed a perfect fit for the gold in the papers.  They are like the little edible pearls you see on fancy cakes.

Thank you for visiting today!  I am so happy to be back in my craft room and posting again.  This crazy weather has made a lot of people sick and I hope you are not included in that!  Take care!

 

 

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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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Guacamole Birthday

I have a sneak peek for you from the upcoming Mini Catalog.  This is such a fun card and the stamps are quite different from previous ones.

 

Stampin' Up!, Taco Fiesta, Best Day, Dandy Designs, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

Lately I have been starting my post about the DSP.  And this DSP is amazing.  But the star of this card is the fun Stamp set.  It is the Taco Fiesta.  You know that I love fun and humorous stamp sets the most.  And this fits the bill perfectly.  This adorable piñata is just so darn cute!!  Adding in the bowl of guacamole with chips is just perfection.  We love Mexican food, as does the recipient of this card, so this set was at the top of my preorder list.

Colors

The images are all stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,  They are then colored using Stampin’ Blends.  Usually the DSP calls the colors I use, but not in this case.  The guacamole and it’s stone bowl were a given on the must do colors.  I did bring in the DSP colors on the blanket of the Piñata.  But it needed a color to Pop!  The Dark Pool Party was the blanket and hat brim blue.

To add another bright color to the mix for more Pop, I went back to the blanket blue but a little more.  The blue highlights are the Coastal Cabana for the card stock and the new 3 Twine Combo Pack for the blue twine.  These two pops of blue really made a difference.

Paper

This fun DSP is another upcoming product.  It is the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper.  This is another mega DSP pack that is in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The two sheets you see are the front and back of one sheet.

Here is a view of the inside of the card.  It is a gift card holder of course.  The inside sentiment is from the Best Day stamp set, which is another upcoming new set.  You will definitely be seeing that set soon as it has a cat!!!

 

Hopefully you have your upcoming Mini Catalog by now.  The upcoming product images are not available from my supply list builder yet.  If you do not have a catalog in hand, and are in need of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please reach out and I will be happy to send you a catalog!

 

 

HOST CODE

My December Host Code is Y7T7EMTC.  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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Florets

I have a pretty card to share with you today that all of the products are still available.  It is from the Framed and Fitting Florets.  However the paper is only available until the 4th of January.  When the Mini Catalog goes live, the paper goes away.  And it is beautiful paper!

Stampin' Up!, Framed Florets, Fitting Florets, Iridescent Pearls, Evening Evergreen, Jackie Beers

 

Papers

As I said in the beginning, I think this paper is one of the prettiest available right now.  And it is still available.  The Fitting Florets Designer Series paper has great colors and patterns.  I have paired a floral and a check with this Evening Evergreen card base.  The brightness of the blue flowers surprisingly to me plays very well with the Evening Evergreen darker shade.

Stamps

The stamp set and bundle will carry over to the upcoming Mini Catalog.  They are the Framed Florets Bundle.  Although I did not use the dies on this card, they are amazing as well.  The flowers are a match to the paper.  And I decided to color it by copying the paper.  I used Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends with a touch of Night of Navy for a darker shading.

Plus the sentiments in this set are the kind I love.  They have a mix of fonts in them.  You can see that from both the front and inside sentiments that I used.  These make me happy!  And to finish the card, I added a scattering of the Iridescent Pearls that I colored with the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend.  The iridescent shine comes through even after being colored!

Layout

This is not a new fold, but one I changed just a bit.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored on the 8 1/2 side at 1 1/4 and 4 1/4.  Normally I would fold the small score back to the front.  But on this card I decided another gift card holder, or cash holder, was called for.  So I folded it to the inside.  You can see that from the second photo.  I have a PDF of this card for you.  Click on the image below to get it.

Stampin' Up!, Framed Florets, Fitting Florets, Iridescent Pearls, Evening Evergreen, Jackie Beers

 

 

There are still 90 Items on the Clearance Rack.  Plus quite a lot of the 

 

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My December Host Code is Y7T7EMTC.  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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Hand Penned Pocket

The project I am sharing today is a card that is pretty and shows off the DSP.  The fact it can be used for a gift card is a wonderful bonus.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hand Penned Petals, Penned Flowers Dies, Sending Smiles, Texture Chic, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This card goes back to the Annual Catalog for all of the supplies.  The beautiful flower is from the Hand Penned Petals stamp set.  It is cut using the Penned Flowers Dies.  Because I went with brighter colors, it is offset with some softer ones.  The flower is stamped using Soft Suede Ink and the flower petals stamped using Petal Pink.  For a different look, and to not add an additional color, I left the leaves plain white.

By adding a simple greeting from the Sending Smiles stamp set, it does not take away from the other parts of the card.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the mixed fonts and cursive writing most of the time.  But this card seemed to ask for simple.  The sentiment is stamped with Mango Melody Ink and has the addition of a 2021-2023 Pearl to the left edge.

Paper

The best part of this card, besides it holding a gift card, is the beautiful Texture Chic Designer Series Paper.  And since I love brighter colors the Mango Melody in this sheet won my heart.  The fact that it surprisingly mixes well with Petal Pink is just a bonus!

The card base is Petal Pink with layers of Mango Melody.  And here is a view of the inside. This inside was left blank until I know who I am sending it to.  Do you ever do that?

 

 

 

Measurements and Directions

The card base of Petal Pink is cut to 10 3/4 X 5 1/2 and scored at 3 5/8 and 7 1/4.  At the far right 7 1/4 score line, cut from the top of the score line down to the bottom right of the card stock.  From the photo you can see that this piece then folds in to form the pocket.  By shortening the card stock to 10 3/4 from 11, there is no bulkiness at the fold.

The Mango Melody layers on the front and pocket are both cut to 3 3/8 X 5 1/4.  To cover the pocket you will cut one piece on the diagonal.  Save the extra for another card.  Next two pieces of the DSP are cut 3 1/4 X 5.  And the pocket piece is cut on the diagonal from top right to bottom left.  Since the DSP is not directional, the second half can be put aside with the extra half of the Mango Melody for your second card.

To finish this card, add Tear & Tape to the bottom of the diagonal pocket section.  By only securing the bottom, you have plenty of room for the White signature piece as well as a gift card.

 

 

 

 

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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 Wishes

Birthdays are my favorite cards to make as they are generally for a friend.  Card making is about sharing our love of crafting with friends and family.  Today’s card is a multiple layer floral version.

 

Stampin' Up!, True Beauty, Organic Beauty, Split Card Texture Dies, Awash In Beauty, Rose & Gold, Sweet Sorbet Metallic Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

This card uses a group of different dies, stamps, and papers for a birthday challenge.  It is for the Make My Monday Challenge.  My fellow designers and I hope to give you ideas and inspiration for your own versions.  You can check the other cards and also add your own by clicking on the badge below.

 

Stamps and Dies

These pretty flowers and leaves are from the True Beauty stamp set.  The flowers were die cut using the matching Organic Beauty Dies.  All of the flowers were inked and stamped using Rich Razzleberry Ink.  One of the two together was the “stamped off” version.  The softer color works well.  And the leaves and stems are all done with Mossy Meadow Ink.  For the bundle of buds, I used the Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers.

To add to my floral card, I used the Split Card Texture Dies for the lattice look on the left side of the card.  This die gives such awesome detail.  It comes with a second similar die.  The Rose and Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper is a much thicker piece than most of Stampin’ Up!’s DSP.  Even with running it through the Cut & Emboss machine three times, there were a few pieces that had to be punched out.  So keep that in mind when using this die.  However, it is well worth the extra effort !!!

Papers

The pretty floral paper behind the lattice die cut is from the Awash In Beauty Designer Series paper pack.  So the other colors were chosen from that piece.  Rich Razzleberry is the card base as well as the flower colors.  There is Balmy Blue as the layer.  It was supposed to be shown again around the sentiment, but I ended up in a different direction there.  Can you relate?

Finishes

After adhering all of the layers and the flowers, I had to decide where and how to add the sentiment.  To make the sentiment pop, I know it seems odd, but I went back to Basic White!  With all of the colors, the white actually showed better than anything.  This is where the blue got pushed to the side and the Sweet Sorbet Metallic Ribbon for a double loop bow was used instead.  A simple flagging of each end of the sentiment was all it needed.  (The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set)  And the final touches were a scattering of Rhinestones around the flowers.

 

 

 

 

HOST CODE

My October Host Code is R26UJTTW.  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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