You Are Amazing

Happy November everyone!  Time has flown by this year, especially the Fall.  We are close approaching the Holiday Season.  So before we get too crazy with engagements, shopping, etc., I thought it would be a good time to reinforce the Thank You and Appreciate You type of cards. And my sentiment is definitely one that would show our appreciation for a friend, co-worker, or random at of kindness.

The new Stampin’ Blends are available for you to order beginning today.  So I have CASED a card from the Stampin’ Blends Kit that Stampin’ Up! has created.  It is a wonderful way to get the feel of the blends.

 

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy, Stampin' UP! All Things Thanks,

Color Me Happy, 144069

 

These colors just POP !  I am not very good with the blends yet, but they are beautiful and I know I will have a blast playing with them.

Other than the Night of Navy, I did not really have a color combination I was working with.  I just randomly picked a few pairs of blends (They come with a light and a dark of each color) and started playing.

Tip:  I stamped flowers randomly on a full sheet of Whisper White card stock , colored the flowers, and then cut it into angles and other shapes.  A great way to try the blends and then have a variety of focal points for future cards.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it.  If you have any questions about the Stampin’ Blends, or anything else stamping related, please contact me.  I hope you have an AWESOME day !!

My supply list of products I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.

 



 

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A Cup of Fall Spice

I have a cute little card that would be perfect for a Just Because type card!  It is the Merry Cafe and Coffee Thinlits.  And even though there is no pumpkin color to the card, it says that it is “pumpkin spice season”.  Actually it is starting to get there here in the south.  Although to me any time is pumpkin spice time!!  I love the stuff.  But as I have said before, I do not drink coffee.  I just get the pumpkin spice in everything else…..

 

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe, stampinup merry cafe - jackie beers

Merry Cafe, 144965

 

 

This card base is the “Z” Top Fold card that I have done previously.  I had a nice lady ask me for a link and I didn’t really have one.  I just sort of did it  myself.  So I have made another with that fold and will give a little better direction on how I did it.

 

MEASUREMENTS & DIRECTIONS:

  • The card base is cut to 4 1/4 X 11.  It is scored at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2
  • Fold and burnish on the score lines. Fold the 2 3/4 score line under so that the fold is against the 5 1/2 score line.  But Do Not secure it yet
  • The first layers are: 3 3/4 X 5,  3 5/8 X 4 7/8,  3 1/2 X 4 3/4
  • Top layers re 2 5/8 X 3 3/4,  2 1/2 X 3 5/8
  • Adhere the bottom layers with the DSP together and secure to the base card.
  • Adhere the top layers together and lay them on the DSP layer to see where your ribbon will be. (I do not adhere this layer until after I secure the ribbon.
  • Choose your ribbon and cut a strip wider than your card.  Use Fast  Fuse or glue dots to adhere the ends between the folded “Z” top.  Now tape or glue that top section closed , with your ribbon in between it.  (This allows for a clean looking inside flap when the card is opened)
  • Now attach your focal point layer.
  • For added touch to the ribbon, I cut a strip, or 2 in this card’s case, and tie them around the attached ribbon at the top.

 

A NOTE about my ribbon today.  I used the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for this card.  However it was too thick for the amount of room I had at the top.  So I cut it in half lengthwise.  I then cut two individual strips from the leftover half and used them as the tie.

REMINDER:  The Designer Series Paper Sale is almost over.  I hope you will not let this great offer get away from you.

Thank you for visiting today!!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  Also the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 


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

  • 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 November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • 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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Fall Basket

I have played with the Stampin’ Blends again today.  Although with a small project it is a little harder to really do any shading.  But I am still learning as well.  I used Sprinkles of Life to  make a little Fall Basket.  I need one of these for my porch right now.

 

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life, Jackie Beers, stampinup sprinkles of life

Sprinkles of Life, 139971

 

 

This is just a simple 4 X 4 card that I put together pretty quickly.  I debated on a sentiment for the front over and over.  I finally left it blank and thought of it as a Random Act of Kindness card.  It could pretty much be for anything.

I tried to make the flowers look like a Fall arrangement, but I am not really sure I succeeded.   I was alright with the outcome and used the flower colors for the card colors.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

I used the Petal Burst embossing folder to give some texture behind the basket.  Although I flipped it from a raised embossing to a negative embossing.  The ribbon is actually Berry Burst but I believe it looks like a bright Rich Razzleberry when put together.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The base is Rich Razzleberry cut to 4 X 8 and folded in half
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • The Daffodil Delight is embossed and is 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • The basket is stamped on a scrap and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits

 

Thank you so  much for visiting today.  I hope you will consider making some cards to use for RAK times.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.

 


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

  • 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 November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • 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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New Stampin’ Blends

I am so excited to share with you Stampin’ Up!’s new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  As a demonstrator we are allowed to get products prior to them being available to our customers. I just received my order yesterday and I had to play with them.  I had heard wonderful things from other demonstrators who had gotten them earlier.  I have only used the Copic Markers a few times, but at least to me, these are very similar.  I was in love from the first stroke.

 

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy, stampinup color me happy, Jackie Beers

Color Me Happy Kit: 144609, Color Me Happy stamp set: 144069

COLOR COMBINATION:

I used the Color Me Happy Project Kit along with the Color Me Happy Stamp Set.  And I even followed the directions from the kit!  I hate that you can look closely at my birds, but that is what this is all about, right?  The pink bird was my first play with the markers.  And yes, I realize I should have practiced ahead of time before going right to  my project!!  But the pool party bird is much better.  The difference is that I colored with the dark around the edges and then came in immediately with the light to blend it.  That works so much better.

Everything you see on my card is included in the kit.  Although the stamp set is sold separately.  The envelopes, which you can see part of it in the photo, are just beautiful.

Stampin’ Up! spent years perfecting these markers to make sure they were going to last.  They would not make the same mistake twice.  I think they have a winner.  Also, these markers are sold individually.  And there are only two of a color, a light and a dark.

The Stampin’ Blends will be available for you to order before much longer.  I hope you will give them a try.  In the meantime I will continue to play with them and hopefully continue to improve my coloring skills!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you have enjoyed this sneek peak at the Stampin’ Blends.  Here is a video that you can watch as well.  Click HERE

 


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

  • 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 November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • 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

 


 

 

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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Fall Acorns

Here in Atlanta it actually feels a little like Fall today.  That is a welcome change for us.  So I have a super cute Fall card to show you.   I have used the much overlooked Count My Blessings stamp set.  At first glance this set may say  Fall, but I believe most of it can be used any time of year.

 

Stampin' UP! County My Blessings, Jackie Beers, stampinup, County my blessings, jackiebeers

County My Blessings, 144790

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

My color inspiration was from the acorns and I chose fairly traditional Fall colors.  I did use my Aqua Painter with Pumpkin Pie for the tips of the leaves and then feathered that into the old olive.  The background is Soft Suede ink stamped onto Soft Suede card stock,  I sometimes forget to do the simple things to make our own DSP, so to speak.  It really is quick and easy.

This card is not at all difficult to do, even with the water coloring.  More layers sometimes make it look like more I do believe.

A quick tip for the ribbon accent:  I cut a strip of ribbon and tape each end to the back of my panel.  Then cut a smaller piece and simply tie it around the attached strip.  I get a pretty close to perfect little knot and do not need extra fingers for attempting to tie the ribbon pieces in front and yet keep it tight around the panel.  I never could do that very well!!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I love hearing from you and I hope you will try a quick project like this one.  The measurements I used are below and the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a great day!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Old Olive folded in half for the base
  • 4 X 5 1/4 Whisper White
  • 3 3/4 X 5 Soft Suede
  • 2 3/4 X 2 7/8 Old Olive
  • 2 1/2 X 2 5/8 Shimmery White for watercoloring

 


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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