You Are Wonderful

Wasn’t yesterday’s Blog Hop wonderful?  There is always a great variety of stamps, colors, and embellishments.  Today I have used the same stamp set as yesterday. I am on a more masculine streak it seems.  Today’s card would be perfect or Father’s Day.

 

Rooted In Nature, 148353

 

I made yesterday’s card over a week ago, and as I was writing this post realized how very alike these two cards are.  I am not sure if that is good or bad!!

This card is quite a lot of green.  I used he Handwritten stamp as the background and stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers in the Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede for the tree.  The leaves/branches are Old Olive both full strength and stamped off.

To give the sentiment layer some depth without trying to cut and piece the punch to create a background, I have a very easy method I use.  I simply run my Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge of the punched piece a time or two.  My holding the marker almost flat, I touch the fatter part of the large tip end on the edge of the cardstock.  Give it a try, I believe you will like the result.

Thank you very much for hopping yesterday and for coming back today.  I promise to use a different stamp set tomorrow! LOL…   All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 


 

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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Masculine Birthday for Pals Blog Hop June 2018

 

 

Welcome to the Pals June, 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B”. Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the look out for creations using new products from Stampin’ Up!

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For today’s Hop, I chose to do a Masculine Birthday.  I send more Birthday cards than any other and sometimes masculine ones are just really difficult to get the right look I believe.  Well, now that is a little easier!  There are a couple of stamp sets in this new SU catalog that are great for anyone, but especially for creating masculine cards. The Rooted In Nature set and bundle is one of those.  Here is the card I made.

 

Stampin' Up!, Rooted In Nature, Handwritten, Timeless Texture, Sunshine Sayings, Jackie Beers

Rooted In Nature Bundle, 148353

There is quite a lot of background design going on.  It seems more in the photo than in person, LOL!!!  I was going for a bit of vintage/rustic look. Did you catch my innuendo on the card?  The slice of tree with the rings showing which means the age of the tree and then the sentiment “One More Year”.  Okay, sometimes I am not as humorous as I think I am  🙂

I did use a great little trick on the sentiment though.  The full sentiment is “On one more year” from the Sunshine Sayings , which is a builder type word set.  I used masking tape to cover the “ON” while I was inking and then removed it and stamped to get only the wording I wanted.

I will say that this is the first time in ages that I have torn and sponged the edges of the paper.  I remember why I like that look and added texture it gives.  This was my first time using the Shaded Spruce color from the revamp.  I have to say that I love it.  It is a deep, but bright, green.

Thank you so much for visiting my page on the Blog Hop.  I greatly appreciate it.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018 for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments.. Don’t miss it!

 

Blog Hop  Line-up:

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    3. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
    6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    8. Su Mohr at AromasAndArt
    9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
    10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    11. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
    12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
    18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    20. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty

 

 

Supplies

Price: $110.00

 

 

My Hero

Today’s card is back to showcasing a retiring set.  Although this set and the matching punch will be sticking around my house.  This set is perfect for Military, Law Enforcement and especially a super Father’s Day card.

 

My Hero , 141957

 

I paired this lovely stamp with the True Gentleman DSP.  It is another beautiful Designer Series Paper that is super for use in all kinds of projects.  It is layered on Chocolate Chip.  The card base is Thick Very Vanilla with a layer of Crumb Cake on top.  And do not forget this perfect badge punch.  Unfortunately is is retiring as well, so get it while you can.

The badge also gives you a bit of a sneak peek at a couple of new colors.  The gold is Mango Melody and the blue is Blueberry Bushel.  Both are gorgeous !!

Thank you for visiting today.  I very much appreciate your taking time to stop by.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

 

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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The Little Things

Another retiring set, that I have not totally decided will actually leave my house, is Layering Love.  I really LOVE the sentiments of this stamp set.  Today I have paired it for a little more masculine version.  A favorite DSP has become the True Gentleman DSP from the Occasions Catalog.  I think Stampin’ Up! really nailed it on the patterns in this pack of paper.

 

Layering Love, 141965

 

I went for non-Spring colors and added some different textures.  This is quite a different card for me of late.  I am happy with the results though.   And again, there is quite a lot of retiring product here.  The stamp set and DSP, as I mentioned above, but also the Sweet And Sassy Framelits!!! ( I cannot believe it!), the Enamel Shapes, and the Tutti-Fruitti Washi tape.  Wow!  And they look great together.

I hope you like my “a little bit different” card.  I appreciate you stopping by today.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Remember that the retiring products are only “While Supplies Last” .  If you hesitate too long you may miss out on a favorite.

 

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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Lots To Love Guys

I have combined two awesome items from the 2018 Occasions Catalog for today.  Sadly both products are retiring.  I truly love the Lots To Love Box Framelit.  It is very versatile.  And it makes a super cute little box.  I have given it a more masculine look today and paired it with products from the True Gentleman Suite.

 

Stampin' Up!, Lots To Love Box Framelits, True Gentleman, Tailored Tag, Truly Tailored, Jackie Beers

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies, 145653

 

I used the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper for the Box and Belly Band.  For the box, you cut two of the box shapes and adhered them together.  The belly band is a strip of coordinating DSP that measures 8 X 2 1/2.  I dry fit it and then creased it to fit snugly.  It is only for decoration so I did not have to worry about allowing room for it to be slid off of the box.

The sentiment is an adorable stamp from the set Truly Tailored.  It is punched out with the matching Tailored Tag Punch.  The punch is the only item from this project that is carrying over.  And I  am thrilled.  I do love my punches!! The blue punched shape is actually cut with my paper snips.  Because the actual punched sentiment is all straight lines, it is very easy to simple cut the background piece.  I adhered the punched piece to the Night of Navy and then simple trim around it.

I love the added texture and depth the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon brings to the box.  I wish it was carrying over, but at least it is still currently available.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like the masculine version of this box.The Lots To Love Box Framelits are definitely a keeper.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

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:

 

 

 

Alternative Lots To Love Box

I have another alternative for the Lots To Love Box framelits.  There are quite a few varieties out there.  Mine is very simple, and easy to make.  I dressed it up as a masculine gift.  Although after you look at it, think of a baby crib.  I cannot get that thought out of my head and will have to give that a try next.

 

Stampin' Up! Lots To Love Box, Jackie Beers, stampinup, lots to love, lots to love framelits, jackiebeers

Lots to Love Box Framelits, 145653

 

My little box fits four of the Merci Chocolates.  It is  made from one cutting of the Lots To Love Box.  To make the intended box you need to make two cuts with the framelits.  I used the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and the Tailored Tag Punch to create the belly band for my treat holder.  The sentiment is from the Southern Serenade stamp set.

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Directions:

  • Cut one of the Lots To Love Box
  • Cut off 1 1/4″ from the straight end of the box
  • Score at 5/8′ from the same end (straight end)
  • Fold and burnish on the score line, EXCEPT the one closest to the rounded end
  • Cut the flap pieces at the straight end to match the ones on the rounded end.
  • Tape box together.

 

  • Belly Band is 8 X 2, and scored at 2 78, 3 1/2, 6 1/2 ,7 1/8.
  • Fold and burnish the lines and dry fit it around the box.
  • Secure the ends on the back since the front decoration is not large enough to cover the seam.
  • Decorate as you like

 

I hope this is easy to understand.  If not, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I am definitely not my friend Julie DiMatteo when it comes to 3-D items!!

 

I hope you have an AWESOME rest of your day!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.


 

 

 


 

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