You’ve Got Style

I have to say that I laughed when I first saw this You’ve Got Style set in the new catalog.  I love the ladies and the sentiments.  I hope I did her justice in today’s card.

 

You’ve Got Style, 143898

 

Isn’t she just hilarious?  I love her style!  And when I was looking for my color inspirations and landed on the Foil Frenzy DSP, I knew it was perfect.  Then when it came to putting the card together I could not bring myself to align it normally.  The lady just shouted wacky!  So that is how she ended up.

The base is Thick Whisper White card stock.  The next layers are each the normal smaller layers of Berry Burst card stock, and Foil Frenzy DSP.  The lady has a layer of Berry Burst card stock as well.  As does the sentiment.  The lady is stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink and then colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  To give it a little more sparkle I added a couple of the Iridescent Sequins and gave the fir on color, cuffs, and hat brim a touch of Clear Wink of Stella.  I believe anyone would have a smile on their face if they received this  Sassy Lady in the mail.

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The supplies I used today are:

 

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s a couple of days early, but Happy Mother’s Day to all of you.  If your Mother is still with you, Please give her a big hug!!  I miss my Mom every day.  She was my biggest cheerleader no matter what I was doing. And I think she would have really liked this card.

 

Rose Wonder , 140697 & Rose Garden Thinlits,140619

 

I rarely make a card with only a little stamping.  But this is one of those!   Hopefully you will think it all works without stamping.  The background of Falling In Love DSP is just so soft but screams Mom or Wedding to me.  I did not want to cover up all that beauty, so I went with the “openness” of the Rose Wonder die cut.

  • The base of the card is Sahara Sand cut to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 and folded in half
  • The Whisper White layer is cut to 5 1/4 X 4
  • The Falling In Love DSP is cut to  5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The rose is cut from Pink Pirouette using the Rose Garden Thinlits
  • The leaves are cut from Pear Pizzaz using the Rose Garden Thinlits
  • The Amazing Mother is from That’s The Tag set and is stamped on Whisper White and punched with 1 1/2 circle punch
  • The outer circle is in Sahara Sand and punched with the 1 3/4 circle punch
  • The butterfly is punched using Vellum card stock with the Bitty Butterfly punch

 

I hope you enjoyed this card and would greatly appreciate your comments.  Please do not forget the Retiring List, as a few of the items I used are on that nice list!

Below are the supplies I used today:

Bright Butterflies

Today I am showcasing a beautiful stamp set and die bundle that will be going away in a couple of weeks.  It is terrible that sometimes we find something we really love just as it is retiring.  And that is the case with this bundle.  Here is the card I made for my Stamp Club Spring Card Swap.

That's the Tag, Timeless Tags, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers

Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, 142755

 

This is such a sweet card and I would love to receive one like it.  This bundle, That’s The Tag – 144725, was sort of a sleeper in the Occasions Catalog.  I will admit it took me a while to pull it out.  And I am so happy that I did.  Wow!  Such a quick and cute card.

  • The base of this card is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 4 1/4 X 11.  (It stands up better with this cut )
  • The Brights DSP stack is cut 4 X 5 1/4, then it cut it to 5 1/4 X 2 1/2 and 5 1/4 X 1 1/2. I then flipped one side over. (The two patterns of this DSP are on the same sheet)
  • The White focal layer was cut with the layering ovals die and the butterfly cut outs from this bundle
  • The Real Red scalloped oval is also from layering ovals dies.
  • After I adhered everything I took a few of the cut out butterflies and added them back to the card using a glue dot.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and if you really love this set as I did, it is still available on the Retiring List.  You can just click the link below.

 

The supplies I used today are listed below:

 

Supply List

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Jar Of Love

My card for today was for my friend Michelle’s birthday.  I didn’t want to post about it until after she had received it in case she saw the post.  Since yesterday was her birthday and I know she received the card, here it is:

 

Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent demonstrator

Jar of Love, 141587

 

I really adore this stamp set.  I grew up with a lot of mason jars being used for all sorts of things.  And they were the first thing my Mom went to for a flower vase.  This set is a must have!  And please remember the set is carrying over to the new catalog, but it will not have the bundle price.  With the current catalog bundle price you can save 10% on the stamp set and dies together.  And you really do want the dies.  It makes popping up the flowers just so easy.

Ok, now to card details. There are current and retired mixed in the card.  The base is Old Olive card stock with the Brights DSP stack used on the right side and a scrap from some retired DSP on the left.  I was looking for a complimentary/contrasting paper. I stamped the jar in Bermuda Bay to mimic the blue Ball Mason Jars I remember.  The water is Soft Sky.  The stems are Old Olive.  The peach flowers are Peekaboo Peach stamped off for the large part and full strength for the small section.  On the one I tried Calypso Coral and wasn’t as excited by it but though all flowers look a little different…right?  The blue flowers are Marina Mist stamped off and full strength.

The flowers are all cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies that are part of the bundle.  A must have!!  Some of the flowers are flat on the paper and a few are popped up with our Stampin’ Dimenstionals.  The black centers of the peach flowers really just make the flower pop.  For the blue flowers I added small pearls from our Pearl Basic Jewels.

The For You is cut using the Tags and Labels Framelits.  I am really sad to see those on the retiring list.  The little paperclip is a retired item. However there are some cute paperclips in the Occasions catalog with the valentine suite.  I have them and just could not put my hands on them.  Don’t you hate when that happens!  The strip of ribbon is just to help tie in the flower colors a little bit.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out today’s project.  I really appreciate it and hope that you liked this birthday card.  I would love to see your thoughts in the comments.

Please do not forget the Retiring list!!

 

The supplies I used today:

BYOP Gift Card Holder

I find  myself giving Gift Cards a lot more than buying actual gifts.  I am at the age, not saying what age !, that if I want something I go buy it.  And most of my friends are the same.  So I find it better to give a gift card for a favorite store or restaurant than to worry over what they might like and not already have.  Are you in that same area?

This card holds a gift card and is large enough for you to still write on and it fits in a standard envelope.  Yay, and yay!  Here is is:

 

BYOP, & Balloon Adventures

 

BYOP & Balloon Adventures

 

As you can see in the first picture, the “Open Me Already” holds the card closed if you were giving the gift in person. You would not need to place it in an envelope.

I apologize for the SAB DSP I used.  I designed this card for a girl’s weekend shoe box swap and at the time it was during SAB.  Then, of course, I forgot to use it in a post before it retired.  However I am giving you all of the measurements so you can use any DSP you have on hand.

The measurements are:

  •     Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and is scored at 2 & 5 3/4
  •     Card slot is 2 X 4 1/4 and is scored at 1/4 on 2 short sides & 1 long side
  •     Inside greeting is 4 3/4 X 3 1/4

DSP – small is 5 X 1 3/4 and larger is 5 X 2 1/2

For the gift card slot , cut out the 2 corners where the scoring intersects. This makes for a less bulky fold.  Score all the lines and add glue or tear tape to the three folds.  I recommend folding the sides in first and then the bottom . This way your card, or cash, has a little more room in the bottom without getting hung on that flap. And it will hold cash as well as a gift card !

For the front closure be sure and place your dimensionals no higher than the center of the label and place them beside each other in the center.  That way there is room for the top flap to fold under and by them being beside each other I think it gives it a little  more strength.  You don’t want your card to not work properly !!

Please if you have any questions about this card and my directions leave a comment or email me.  I am happy to explain further.

Thank you for stopping by.  The supplies I used are listed below.  And Do Not Forget the Retiring List !!

 

Watercolor Background with Touches of Texture

I am so very happy that Touches of Texture carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  And with losing Gorgeous Grunge we definetely need the splatter and other background pieces.

My card today is a very simple background.  I made this card for a swap at OnStage and did 14 backgrounds in about10 minutes.  I put drops of reinker onto a clear block and then used the aqua painter to spread it on the Shimmery White card stock.  The Shimmery White is perfect for this.  Don’t get me wrong, I love watercolor paper but I find it hard to get a clear stamped image sometimes.  With the Shimmery White, you easily get a clear stamped image and the added bonus of the “Shimmer”.

Her is my card:

Touches of Texture, watercolor, Shimmery White, basic pearls, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent Demonstrator

Touches of Texture, 143251, $33.00

 

I hope you like this as much as I do.  This is such a simple technique.  It would be easy for beginner stampers and can be stepped up if more pizzaz is wanted.The unevenness of the watercolor makes it unique even if you are doing 14 like I did. No two look alike and that is great.  I added two different sizes of the basic pearls to the open flowers for some added texture.

The layers are basic layers of base = 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, next layer = 4 X 5 1/4, watercolor = 3 3/4 X 5.  So easy !!

Thank you for visiting with me today!  Remember that the retiring list is out and is only while supplies last.  So make your list of “Must Haves”, stock up on your favorite DSP, and just press the SHOP button at the top of my page.

 

Products I used today: