Modern Heart

I have a project today using the Modern Heart Stamp Set.  I have not used it previously.  And that was a mistake.  I really love all of the stamps in the set.  I especially like it when one stamp set is all I need to make a really cute card.  And this one has a variety of sentiments to choose from.

 

 

This card began with the stamp set and my wanting to use the Shimmer White Embossing Powder.  The outline of the heart with all the criss-crossing lines seemed to be perfect for embossing.  I added the Night of Navy background that was stamped off a bit first.

The designer series paper is a piece of the Perennial Essence DSP that was left from another project.  The Navy in it seemed perfect for the look I had going.

The Shimmer White Embossing Powder has some sparkle to it, but because the lines of the heart are fairly thin, it didn’t show as much as I would have liked.  To help this a a bit, I backed the piece with some of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  It may be a little difficult to see in the photo.

Thank you for visiting again today.  Please return on Monday for another new project.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!

 

 

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Christmas Joy

I am playing with a few new products today.  It is the Shimmery Crystal Effects and the stamp set God’s Peace.  Both are wonderful!

 

 

I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects on the candles and a few shimmer drops up next to the red and green glitter dots.  I know it does not show up well in the photo. That is disappointing.  It has a subtle shimmer that really looks nice, especially on the candles.  If you are long time Stampin’ Up! , you will remember the old Crystal Effects.  If not, it is a clear liquid glue that dries clear, but gives great definition to things.  The new one as the name says, has shimmer in it.  A tip:  if you use either, do the Crystal Effects last and lay your piece aside to dry for about 30 minutes to an hour.

The candle stamp is from the God’s Peace stamp set.  It is so nice and there are other stamps and sentiments in the set.  I wanted just the candles to be the focal point so I went with a small sentiment from Itty Bitty Chiristmas stamp set.  The gorgeous strip of DSP is from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  And of course to match the DSP, I went with the foil background to the sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Take a look at the new products listed below as well!!

 

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My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!

 

 

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Embossed Magnolia

The Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder is one I have been looking at and moving on.  Well, not today.  It is the star of the show for today’s project.  And it does not disappoint.

 

 

This is a minimalist type card for sure!  I did not want to hide the magnolia.  It is embossed on Copper Foil and is really beautiful in person.  The foil is hard to photograph because of the light reflecting.

The hummingbird was an idea from a previous card.  It is fussy cut from the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper.    The colors are wonderful to pair with the Copper and Gold Foil.  I took the colors of the layers from the hummingbird as well.  Garden Green is the perfect between color for the layers.

Today’s sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  I wanted a smallish sentiment for the front.  Again, I didn’t want to cover any more of the magnolia than necessary.  It is stamped in Terracotta Tile and I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and added it for the bird to carry.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project!

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!

 

 

 

 


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Spooktacular Halloween

The card I have today reminds me of a Harry Potter type card.  I recently re-read all of the books and have had it on my mind I suppose.  Let me know what you think.

 

 

I love books, so when I saw this sheet of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, I knew I had to use it first!  It reminds me of all the books in the Harry Potter series.

This is a quick and easy card that would be very easy to duplicate in multiples.  Although I think it needs a touch of  something additional, I cannot think what it is.  I used the Burlap Ribbon to ground the sentiment.  A dark background for the sentiment would work as well.

The shape of the sentiment is one of the dies from the bundle.  I really love the dies and their unusual shapes.  They would be wonderful to have year round!!

My color choices came directly from the DSP.  I chose Terracotta Tile and Soft Suede.  I like the books being the statement piece.  Of course the sentiment is a statement too 🙂

Thank you for visiting today!  Please come back tomorrow for another new project!

 

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My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!

 

 

 

 


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Country Birthday

I have returned to the Annual Catalog for a birthday card for a dear friend.  I used the Daisy punches to make a Fall birthday card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Country Road, Daisy Lane, Daisy punch, Jackie Beers

 

I made the daisies a tad darker by stamping originally on So Saffron card stock in Merry Merlot Ink.  Before I punched them out, I sponged with Merry Merlot ink beginning in the center and working outward.

My photography with the new Iphone update has been very trying!!  The green is Pear Pizzaz and should look a bit darker than it appears in the picture.  This is my first card with the  Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  It is really pretty and shows up much better than it does here.

The background golden “weeds” are from the Country Road stamp set.  I cut the Very Vanilla layer using the  Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The flowers are layered using glue dots and then are adhered only in the center using glue dots as well.  The bushy centers are the Perennial Essence Floral Centers.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please remember that this is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper sale.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project as well as a preview of some other new products coming soon!!

ALSO……..Take a look at the new Stampin’ Trimmer!!  I have a photo below.  It is available to demonstrators beginning tomorrow as well.

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My September Host Code is VYHZ6ZM2.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!

 

 

 

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Pressed Petals

I adore the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper!  And did you know there is a matching Washi Tape?  There is and it is one of a kind!!   The Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape is the focal point of today’s card.

 

 

I apologize for the photo.  I know it looks washed out and I am not sure why.  I downloaded the Iphone update and it changed some things.  Also, what looks like a smudge on the sentiment is actually a shadow from a pearl.  Again, I am not liking this new update!!

Anyway!!  The focal point is the card is the flower.  And it is made from the washi tape.  I definitely said WOW the first time I saw it demonstrated.  The best part is that it is very simple to make. Here is how I made it:

Begin by punching a circle, I used the 1 3/8 scallop circle because it was handy.  Get out your Embossing Buddy.  I used my Take Your Pick tool to lift off each petal at the inside point.  And holding it like that with my finger and the Tool, I patted the back of the flower against the Embossing Buddy.  (Basically you are removing the sticky from the back of the petal but leaving it on the tip section.)  Then place the tip part onto the punched circle.  Continue all the way around the circle.  Then add a few for an inside layer.  I then finished it off with the Perennial Essence Floral Center.  It may not be totally correct for this flower, but it works for my creative license. 🙂

The sentiment I chose is from the Love What You Do stamp set.  The linen look paper is a reverse side of one of the Pressed Petals DSP.  I needed to break up the flowers in order to add my flower.

REMINDER:  Monday is the last day for the DSP Sale!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will check out this Pressed Petals Washi Tape and add it to your next order.  I would love to see what you create.

 

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Making Spirits Bright

I have a Christmas card to share today.  I am also sharing a little tip about the photopolymer stamps.

 

 

These stamps are all from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  As I mentioned above, they are the photopolymer stamps and that means they are flexible.  Do you see where I am going?  The light string is included in the set and is already bent a little.  The Making Spirits Bright stamp is straight.  But because of the flexibility of the material, it can be arched a bit.

To do this little trick, I attached the green light string to one side of the H Stamp Block.  I turned it over on my grid paper and easily bent the sentiment to the same arch.  It was pretty easy to see through the block and see the line from the other side.  I simply placed the sentiment on the line.  It was not perfect, but close enough for me.  And it only took a minute to do.  You could use the same theory with the Stamparatus by stamping the line, and then laying the sentiment on the line where you want it and picking it up with the next panel.

The light bulbs are stamped and punched out using the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  The punch looks like a shoe print to me!  I went over the light bulbs with the Clear Wink of Stella to give them a bit of a shine.  I am not sure how well that shows in the photo.  The Christmas Tree paper is from the Wrapped In Plaid 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper.  It is one of the reverse sides to a plaid.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow for a non-holiday card I have prepared.

 

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Tropical Birthday

I have pulled out an Annual Catalog stamp set for today’s project.  I love the stamp set and matching dies, but have not used it in quite a while.

 

 

I actually did not use the Tropical Chic stamp set, but only the Tropical Thinlits.  I adore the look you get from the window of leaves.  I paired the window with a piece from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.  I wanted soft colors for a relaxing look.  I pulled the Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam from the piece of DSP.

The sentiment is from the Parcels and Petals stamp set.  I used the flower from the set as well to create the background behind the sentiment.  The sentiment layer is from the matching Perfect Parcels Dies.  It fits perfectly onto the Timeless Label Punch!  How cool is that???  I love how SU products coordinate in unexpected ways sometimes.

The shimmery ribbon is the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon.  It is a sleeper ribbon in my opinion.  It is very shimmery like the Seaside Spray ribbon in the Holiday Catalog.  And for the finishing touch, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots here and there.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I have been sharing both Fall and Year round stamp sets lately.  I am not sure what tomorrow’s project will be.  So come back to check it out.

A reminder that the Clearance Rack has been restocked and the DSP Sale is winding down!!

 

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Sympathy in Nature

As much as we hate the need for Sympathy Cards, we still try to make them personal and pretty.  My friend who received this one loves the mountains and scenery that goes along with it.

 

 

The stamped leaves and the wood slice are from Rooted In Nature, as is the Thinking Of You.  I love the font of the sentiment!  I paired these with the embossed and die cut leaves from Gathered Leaves Dies.

The colors are Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede.  What a great and rich set of colors.  I shared the color and the beautiful leaf onto the front of the envelope as well.  I love to add a stamp to the front of the envelope.  I hope it tells the recipient there is something special inside.

The final touch for this card is the bow.  I used several strands of the Linen Thread and tied a bow.  It is adhered with another glue dot.  They are my favorite for adhering small pieces.

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 11
  • 4 X 5 1/4
  • 3 3/4 X 3 1/2
  • 3 1/2 X 3

 

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Perennial Birthday

I am showcasing the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper today.  It contains such rich colors, but then pairs those with softer colors.  I focused on the softer ones for this card.

 

 

I paired the Petal Pink with the Night of Navy and I believe it worked.  The side splatter look is from Petal Pink ink stamped off using the Beauty Abounds stamp set.  I then used the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to flick ink on top of the stamped splatter.  So some flicking and splattering on the background!

To match the daisies in the DSP, I punched a flower using the Medium Daisy Punch.  I then cut it in half and used a glue dot to lay the pieces on top of each other.  I added a Glitter Enamel Dot as the center and attached the flower to the DSP panel with a glue dot.  The ribbon is just zigzagged and adhered with glue dots as well.

The sentiment is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.  It is stamped using Night of Navy ink and punched out with the Darling Label Punch.  I punched it at an angle so that there are the ticket type corners at each end of the sentiment.  I then trimmed above and below for the different look of the tag.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really do appreciate you visiting my blog.  I also love to read comments on what you think of my projects.  So if you have a minute, please leave a comment.

It is almost the end of the month, please remember the Designer Series Paper sale that is listed just below.  I know you will love this beautiful paper.

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My September Host Code is VYHZ6ZM2.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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