Tropical Hello for #GDP142

I am a little late to the game, but when I realized the Global Design Project – 142 was a sketch challenge, I decided I had to play along.  I say I am late because it began on Monday!  Duh!!

 

Stampin' Up!, stampinup, Darling Label Punch, Darling Label Punch Box, tropical Escape, Jackie Beers

Darling Label Punch Box, 146855

 

And here is the GDP142 Sketch:

Thankfully you are allowed to deviate somewhat.  My sentiment is a bit of a deviation.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

I love Bright colors and my color combination today comes directly from the bottom piece of designer paper.  This is the new Tropical Escape 6X6 DSP.  It is gorgeous!!! And the sentiment and punch are the new Darling Label Punch Box.  The box itself is beautiful and would be a wonderful gift or special storage box.  I however LOVE the punch!!  I adore the “ticket corner” type punch and this is perfect.  There is a stamp set included in the Punch Box, and my sentiment is one of those stamps.  They are all great as well.  Additionally there is another stamp set in the catalog that coordinates with this punch.  A bonus!

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a great weekend and will return on Monday.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  I really love to read your comments, so please leave me one if you like this card.


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Pearl Flowers

The Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is by far my favorite of all time!!  I have used it several times since I received my Pre-Order for the new catalog.  And I cannot stop using it.  I may need intervention!  But in addition to the AWESOME paper, I am showcasing a new fold.  Or it could be a new cut, or both!  Here it is and then I will explain what I mean.

 

Stampin' Up!, stampinup, Abstract Impressions, Share What You Love DSP, jackiebeers, Jackie Beers

Abstract Impressions, 147513

 

 

That DSP just shines!   Actually it really does shine.  This is one of the sheets that has a pearlized look to some of the flowers.  The little pearls in the flower centers are the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  They are just too cute!

The Fold/Cut is a little different.  Since the DSP is card stock weight, it can serve as a card base without feeling flimsy.  To achieve this look, I cut the Smoky Slate card stock to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.  I scored it at 4 1/4, the normal folding point for an A2 card.  But I did not stop there.  I went back to my cutter and with the score line at 3/4 on the trimmer ruler , I cut off the rest of the panel.  (And I was able to use that cut piece to make the top layer with a bit leftover.)

The DSP is cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  I burnished my fold on the Smoky Slate layer and placed adhesive on the inside of the 3/4 section.  Then all I had to do was line up the DSP with the rest of the base and fold the small section over on top of it.  Easy Peasy and perfect alignment.   An added bonus is that when you open the card, you get to see the other side of this beautiful DSP!!  WooHoo!!  That is always a problem for me when the DSP is gorgeous on both sides.  I hate to hide one of them.  With this Cut/Fold, I do not have to hide either side.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  I greatly appreciate it and would be happy to answer any questions if I was not very clear on the instructions.  I have listed all of the products used at the bottom of the post.  I hope you have a great rest of your day!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Tilted Vases

Today’s card is a little Wacky as opposed to yesterday’s Bright card.  I will return to normal cards next week…maybe 🙂  I have used Mary Fish’s Million Dollar Stamp Set, Varied Vases and the matching punch for my card.  I am in Mary’s 3rd tier so I feel appreciative of this wonderful bundle.  It really matches Mary and has her signature tulip in the set.

 

 

Varied Vases Bundle, 148381

Remember that the title for today is TILTED Vases.  Actually the vases are the only things aligned straight on the card.  This card came about from items left on my stamping desk.  It is a bit different, but very bright and happy.

I stamped the vases with Gray Granite ink on the white layer as well as the outer two stamped onto scrap paper.  I colored all three with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and then punched the two outer vases using the matching Vases punch.

Even though the red layers are Real Red cardstock, the red flowers are Lovely Lipstick marker on the left and Real Red marker on the right , with Pink Piroutte Stampin’ Blends in the center.  The Washi tape seemed to match the Tutti Frutti DSP so it serves as the table for the vases.

When I was deciding the final layout, I bumped my layers and they went a little askew.  That made me rethink the normal layout and this is what I ended up with.  Sometimes you just go with the flow….what’s laying on your desk and the result of moving your layers.  A happy ending as far as I am concerned!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope to see you back on Monday morning.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend with family and friends.  I will be remembering those who helped us to enjoy the freedoms we have.

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

 

 

 

Beautiful You

I have married new and old products for today’s card.  The stamp set is Beautiful You and I am thrilled that it carried over to the new catalog.  I have paired it with the returning favorite Mint Macaron and a new color Grapefruit Grove.  They are great together I believe.

 

Beautiful You, 143637

 

The other new items you might notice are the gorgeous ribbon.  The 1/8″ ribbon is my favorite for depth on cards.  It is “Just Enough” without overpowering.  I also stamped on the Natures Poem Designer Series Paper with the lady and fussy cut it out.  The stripes for her dress and the added stripe on the card front are one side, and the leafy print umbrella is the other side of the same paper.  I know I have said it often , but I LOVE Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful double sided DSP!!

The ink behind the lady is Soft Sea Foam, another new color.  I used the Clear Block “H” as the stamp.  And the texture on the background layer is the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I greatly appreciate it, and love your comments.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget that the Share What You Love Suite of products is still available for pre-order through the end of the month.

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


SUPPLIES:

Price: $110.00

 

 

 

Be You!

Sorry I am a little late this morning.  I was out of town yesterday and forgot to do my post last night.  But it is a cute 3 X 3 card that I think you will like.  It would be perfect for a little hand out card or a pick me up for a friend.

 

Stampin' Up!, Rooted in Nature, Tranquil Textures, Jackie Beers

Rooted In Nature, 146482

 

I just love tis sentiment.  It is from the Rooted In Nature stamp set and I got it in my pre-order for the upcoming catalog. This is an awesome perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!  Another of my new items is the Detailed Trio Punch.  It is three cornered, and has a little flower, a tag hole punch, and a corner rounder.  I am so happy to have a corner rounder again besides using my Envelope Punch Board.  Best of all is that it punches very easily.  Yay!!

The other new products are the Tranquil Textures DSP.  I just love beautiful coordinating colors in small designs.  It makes it so easy to do multiple cards using different colors as the focal point.  Stampin’ Up!’s DSP is a definite weakness of mine!  And the other “New” is actually a returning item….Yes Mint Macaron is back!  Woohoo!!!

To give my little tag some definition with an added layer for this little card, I used my marker technique.  I take the brush tip of the Stampin’ Write Marker and hold it with the side of the brush angled against the paper.  I then just run it around the entire outside edge.  You get just enough color to make it stand out front he background paper with no added thickness.  I hope you will give this a try sometime.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I greatly appreciate you and your comments.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Tranquil Tide layer is 3 X 6, scored and folded in half
  • Mint Macaron is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4
  • DSP is 2 5/8 X 2 5/8

 

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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Spring

I am once again focusing on some of the retiring products.  Today’s feature is the Host Rewards Stamp Set, Background Bits, and the ever popular Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

 

Background Bits, 144029

 

Because this is a Host Rewards stamp set, the only way you can get this gorgeous set is to either host a party, or have a qualifying order.  But, since you are stocking up on your favorite retiring product, this is the perfect time to do either one.

I love the soft Spring colors of this DSP and I tried to coordinate the stamped flowers by using the Wisteria Wonder marker to tie it together.  And of course the Petal Burst Embossing Folder always is a great pairing for flower stamps and/or DSP.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you are interested in earning this set before it is gone, please let me know.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/OCC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

Annual Catalog:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2018/Retiring%20List/AC%20Retired%20List-US.pdf

 

 


Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


 

It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


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