Hug In a Mug

The card I designed for today is my first one with this super cute set from the Holiday Catalog called Hug In A Mug!  Who would not love a Hug In A Mug?  I adore that name.  The set seems to be a little bit of a sleeper set possibly due to the Coffee Cafe in the Annual and then the seasonal coffee in the Holiday Catalogs.  But this one is just really cute.  I hope you will give it a look.

 

Stampin' Up! Hug In A Mug, Jackie Beers, stampinup, hug in a mug, jackiebeers

Hug In A Mug, 144933

 

 

 

This card is a CASE from one of the Make ‘n Takes we did at World Card Making Day.  I loved the mug of steaming cocoa with the sentiment.  I added the hearts to the Pool Party layer to go along with the sentiment also.  Because of the quilt and the sentiment, I believe this card could be used for so many occasions.  A hug and a quilt are just year round love!

I have paired the stamp set with the Quilted Christmas 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper.  This quilt pattern just emphasizes the Hug!  At least that is what I think of when I see a hand quilted quilt.  Also it brings back wonderful memories of my childhood!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

These are the unlikely trio of colors I used for this card.  I would have never added the Lemon Lime Twist to these other two.  I did pull all three colors from the DSP.  And since it works in the DSP, it must work here.   I thought it would make the sentiment POP.  I hope you agree…..otherwise you are probably thinking I have lost my mind !  LOL…

Remember that today is the last day for the World Card Making Day Sale!!  It is also the last day to sign up for the October Paper Pumpkin….remember that October and November are coordinating this year.  I cannot wait to see what they are!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day.  The supplies I used are listed below.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.

 


There are four wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • World Card Making Day Sale October 1-10, 15% off select card making essentials. See details HERE.
  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by October 10th to receive the October PP and then November 10th for the November PP.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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A Wine Card

I must say that I loved this stamp set from the first time I saw it.  I love wine decorations and this set reminds me of that.  I believe it is appropriately named – Half Full.  I spent yesterday playing with my stamps and made a couple using this set.  Here is my favorite.

 

Stampin' Up! Half Full, Jackie Beers, stampinup Half Full, jackiebeers

Half Full, 144999

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

This card came together so easily.  The wine just had to be a red or muscadine, so I went with Fresh Fig for the wine color and focal color.  And since I colored the grapes on the tag, Old Olive was a natural.  And that was that.  I stamped the wine glasses onto the Old Olive card stock with Old Olive ink.

When I first saw the tag I wondered if it matched our Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  It is not mentioned in the catalog as coordinating with it.   Well….. yes it does!!  Woohoo!!  I love unexpected surprises.  Of course the way my bow is positioned you cannot tell that the white layer behind the tag is punched with the Scallop Tag Topper , but it is.

The supplies I used today are listed below.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact  me.  I would love to assist you with your stamping questions or supplies.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I love reading your comments and appreciate them very much.

Reminder:  There are just a few more days for the Paper Pumpkin Fall Savings.

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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Direct To Paper Technique

I did a technique on today’s card instead of a lot of stamping.  The Direct To Paper Technique has been around forever.  It works best on Glossy card stock, and SU has recently brought Glossy back to our catalog. YAY!!  So I thought I would share the technique with you.  I have added a little twist to it.  I have the spotlighted the first card and then the three in a group photo are further down.

 

Stampin' Up! Glossy card stock, Jackie Beers, stampinup, jackiebeers

Glossy Card Stock, 144240

 

The Direct To Paper technique is like making your own Designer Series Paper.  You simply swipe the ink pad across your card stock.  I used just the edge of the pad and made a random swoosh.  How easy is this???

The twist I mentioned is that instead of using the regular ink pads, I used the Stampin’ Spots.  The ones I used are from my Paper Pumpkin kits.  (Yet another reason to join the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit club!!)  Although you can purchase Uninked Stampin’ Spots in the catalog and ink them using your Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.  I prefer the spots as it gives me a little more control.  But it is personal preference and depends on the look you want to achieve.  This is another technique that will never look the same way twice!  Love that !!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Island Indigo has always been a favorite of mine, and when I added these two colors with it I was in Love!.  FYI, if you are unfamiliar with Glossy card stock, it does make the colors look a little dull instead of bright.

I made two 1/4 sheet backgrounds, and then cut one into two squares for the 4 X 4 cards.  Here are the three cards I made while I was playing.

 

stampin' up! glossy card stock trio, Jackie Beers

Glossy card stock, 144240

 

I apologize for the glare on the full size card, my lighting is not great.  But I hope you will  give this technique a try again ,or for the first time.

***This is a great time to remind you of the Paper Pumpkin Special.  Try your first month for only $10.00 !!  You can cancel at any time.  Besides the cute stamp sets that you get in the monthly box, you will also get at least one (and sometimes more) Stampin’ Spots in each month’s kit.  I have a link below where you can order the next Paper Pumpkin.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Full size card is 4 1/4 X 11 folded in half, and the layers are 4 X 5 1/4, and 3 3/4 X 5
  • The two smaller cards are 4 X 4 with the base 8 X 4, the layers are the largest scallop and largest straight from the Layering Squares Framelits.  The glossy is 2 1/2 X 2 1/2

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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Stylized Birthday

I have a very classic, with a twist, Happy Birthday card for you today.  This is a stamp that I believe is a must have for anyone’s stamp collection!

 

Stampin' Up! Stylized Birthday, Jackie Beers, stampinup, jackiebeers

Stylized Birthday, 141828

 

Do you see my twist?  The bright Lemon Lime Twist really makes it pop.   I am enjoying using the knew Leaf Punch,  (You got another sneak peek!), as an embellishment.  This is a quick and easy card  that requires very little supplies and would be a perfect card to duplicate in a variety of colors.

The supplies I used are listed below and will take you directly to my online store.  I hope you have a great day!  Thank you for visiting.

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Thick Whisper White CS = 11 X 4 1/4, folded in half with a right side fold
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS = 5 1/4 X 4
  • Fresh Florals DSP = 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS = 3 3/8 X 3
  • Whisper White CS = 3 1/4 X 2 7/8

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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Oh Happy Day

The Stampin’ Up! Note Cards and Envelopes ( 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00) are a super value.  And this is what I have used as the base of my card today.  They are the same weight as the Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  So you can stamp directly on them or layer, as I have done here.

 

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days, Jackie Beers, stampinup happiest of days, jackiebeers

Happiest of Days, 143796

 

I apologize for the white on white with my background!  I am working on my photography! yikes….

The note cards measure 5 X 3 1/2, so they are plenty big enough to use in a variety of ways.  The Calypso Coral card stock and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper are really the stars of the show.  The two really help the stamped images pop.

The stamp set I used is the Happiest of Days set.  This is a small set that really is great to have.  You can see the set in the supply list below.  I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive and colored the cake with Stampin’ Write Markers.  So easy!  I also stamped the cake, minus the stand, on the front of the envelope.  I do this on most of my cards.  I believe it gives the recipient a smile before they open they card.

The beautiful ribbon is new to the current catalog and is Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.  It is even prettier in person.  There are three of the Ombre Ribbons on page 198.

The supplies I used are listed below. You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store. Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a great day!


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Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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A Cat Birthday

I have another card made using the Cat Punch from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  As us Cat Fans know, cats are not just for Halloween.  Today is a second Cat Birthday card, but in non-Halloween colors.

 

Stampin' Up! Cat Punch, stampinup, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Cat Punch, 144666

 

Do you see the shadow behind the cat?  I just had a wild idea and decided to try that.  I punched the DSP cat and then a solid Berry Burst cat to place behind.  I think it gives an unusual touch.

The DSP is the Fresh Florals, which is the newest In Colors.  The pattern on the cat is actually the same design as the back side of the Tranquil Tide pieces.  The White Doily is something I really love, but then rarely use.  I think it worked here though.

The banner is punched from the Banner Triple Punch and the sentiment is from Ready to Pop.  I love the cute and smaller sentiments in that set.  You should give them a glance.  And the final touch is the Berry Burst Seam Binding Ribbon.  It is a beautiful pop of color and so easy to work with.  The bows come out perfectly the first time.  I wish we had that ribbon in every color!!

 

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I do not make a lot of cards using the Regals color family, but this falls in to that category (even though they are the newest In Colors)  But I love how they worked together.  If you decide to give them a try, please let me know how it turns out.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I love to read your comments.  The supplies I used are listed below and will take you directly to my OnLine Store.  I hope you have a great and crafty day!!

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


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