Sunflower for Case This Sketch

I have made a card today that follows the sketch from Case This Sketch Challenge #316.  The sketch is one that Brian King created.  So of course I had to play along.

 

Painted Harvest, 144783

 

And here is the sketch I CASED.

 

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I am going back through annual catalog stamp sets.  This has always been one of my favorites.  The Panted Harvest stamp set is so versatile with the sunflower.  It makes gorgeous wreaths as well.  But today I went with a sunflower.  That is something that can easily stand alone.

I used the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper for a part of the background. For the top section I made my own background by stamping a leaf from the same stamp set.  It is Pear Pizzaz stamped onto Pear Pizzaz card stock.  I love the look that gives.  I also used the Layering Circles for the center scallop and plain circle.  The sentiment is punched with a 3/4″Circle Punch.  Just to add a bit more texture, I added the linen thread beneath the flower layer.  I hope that thread never goes away.  It is perfect when just a touch of texture or ribbon is needed.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back on Monday for some new projects.  I have a card swap with my Stamp Club on Sunday.  So I will share the cards I have made for that next week.

 

 

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Just Because

I have found myself looking over the stamp sets I have from the Annual Catalog.  As I look at them, I am wondering which will carry over and which will I be sad to see go if they do not.  Unfortunately we must say goodbye to some in order to add new.

Ones that we know will not carry over are the Host Rewards Stamp Sets.  So I have used my favorite one for today’s card.  It is the Just Because set.

 

Just Because, 148786

 

I love the stamps from this set.  They are all flowers with a sweet and very useful sentiment.  I consider this card a Clean and Simple card.  And any of the stamps in this set, Just Because, would make a beautiful similar card.

The only thing I added from just Ink and Paper is the Embossing Folder.  This one is the Tin Tiles Embossing Folder which was a carryover from the Holiday Catalog.  I have my fingers crossed that it carries on into the next Annual Catalog!  I love the texture it gives to a card.  I have not been using my embossing folders lately.  I have been more focused on the beautiful designer series paper that Stampin’ Up! carries.  When I made yesterday’s card which used the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, I realized I had missed the folders.  So of course I used another one today.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.  And it is a pretty short list today!

 

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

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Thinking Of You

I am back to my bright colors with a quick but dimensionally card.  (I’m not really sure that is a word!)  I used the Dot To Dot Embossing Folder and it really adds a punch to the card.  Here is is:

 

Dot To Dot Textured Embossing Folder, 148533

 

I paired the DOTS with my favorite dot designer series paper from the Share What You Love Designer Paper.  And added a few more dots in the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

This is one of those very versatile cards.  You can really change it up just by adding a different sentiment.  I used the Wonderful Romance stamp set for the flowers and sentiment in the circle.  I wanted to cover the center of the doily and needed a large circle.  So I had to do the background stamping to justify the size of the white circle.  I like having the soft leaves in the background there.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another quick card.   All of the supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.  Have a great day!!

 

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

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Hey Friend for GDP183

I am making a “Day At The Park” card for the Global Design Project 183 challenge.  It is a very soft card, which I do not do very often.  I tend to lean towards bright colors.  I was pleasantly surprised that I really like it!

 

Flowing Fountain, 148738

 

And here is the challenge icon:

This is a really simple card that would work for a variety of occasions.  It took me some time to originally give this stamp set even a second look.  But then I thought of it as a “sketch” or “Pin and Ink” type drawing.  Then it seemed to have more appeal.  Now that I have colored it, although softly colored, I like it even more.  I never would have dreamed I would like the results this much when I first opened the catalog.

Thank you for visiting today!  Please return tomorrow for another project.  And as always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

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Cheers To You

I have some awesome new products to show you at the bottom of the post. So don’t close out too soon!  But let’s get to the card of the day first.

The layout I have used for today’s card is one that would work for pretty much any card.  And I adore it!  It is also great for the scraps we all cannot stand to through away.  The layers can be adjusted actually so that they would fit the scrap pieces you have.  Isn’t that a great idea?

 

Itty Bitty Birthdays, 148618

I planned this card as a Birthday card, but in adding the categories that it wold fit, I realized this sentiment is an awesome one.  It would be great for a Graduation, which is coming up real soon, or a retirement.  And probably a few others.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  I love all of the “Itty Bitty” type sets.  They are the perfect size and usually cover almost any occasion, even the more unusual ones.  Or at least ones that you do not use very often.

I have not used a lot of Grapefruit Grove card stock, so decided to remedy that today.  It is one of the colors in the pack of this gorgeous DSP.  It is the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I also used Night of Navy as the DSP backing , and Pineapple Punch for the sentiment backing.

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will return tomorrow to see another new project.

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A Star Is Born

I have made a #simplestamping card to share today.  This is a challenge that Sara Douglass made at our November OnStage to share more cards for the beginner stamper or those with limited supplies.  I really love the idea.  These cards are the kind I really enjoy making.  I think of the #simplestamping as a basic card that can then be “stepped up” by just adding a few embellishments or add layers and it is a more involved card.  It makes me go back to when I first began stamping.

 

Little Twinkle, 146452

I used Thick Whisper White card stock as the base of my card and two ink pads.  The square in the center is done by using the Clear Block D as a stamp.  I just placed the Clear Block on the Balmy Blue Ink Pad and then stamped it onto the card stock.  The star backgrounds are also stamped with the Balmy Blue.  The star and sentiment are stamped with Pacific Point.  I fussy cut, although it was very simple cutting, the star and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensional to raise it.  I added the Metallic Pearls for just a touch of bling.

Next week I will show a Stepped Up version of this same card.  I hope you will try some SimpleStamping and share your projects.

I know I sound like a broken record, but remember that Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st!!

Join Promotion:

The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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The Best for GDP182

When I saw the sketch challenge for the Global Design Project #182, I knew I had to play along.  I love the simple sketch.  I immediately thought of it as perfect for a “scrap” card.  If you have followed me for very long then you know that I love to periodically use the scraps of designer series paper.  I saw this as one of those layouts that would fit the bill easily.

 

Varied Vases, 146644

 

Here is the sketch:

 

I thought a small simple stamping would fit perfectly for this based on the bright DSP I chose to use.  And the Varied Vases, Mary Fish’s Million Dollar Stamp Set fit the bill perfectly.  I pulled Berry Burst from the card stock as the vase and flower color.  The flower is “stamped Off” first to give a touch lighter shade.

The gorgeous DSP is the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is the thick DSP I used the other day on a card.  I will be using it quite a bit in the next months since it will be retiring with the next annual catalog.  I adore this paper.

Thank you for stopping by today.  All of the products I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Remember that Sale-A-Bration is over at the end of the month.  And since time has been flying lately that is only a couple of days away!  Don’t miss out on FREE product.  Also, the Join Promotion I have listed below ends.  To receive $175.00 for $99.00 in your starter kit is a fabulous deal.  Read all the details below and then contact me.  I would love to have you join my team.

JOIN PROMOTION:

The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Amazing Birthday

The Humming Along stamp set is perfect for a sketch type card, where you leave just the outline.  Or you can go crazy coloring it.  I, of course, went with the coloring.  I seriously love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  With a large stamped image, the coloring goes very quickly.  Here is today’s card.

 

Humming Along, 148758

 

I paired the Humming Along stamp set with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  The purple flowers are a back side of one of the butterfly prints.  And the little butterfly on the flower is punched from a sheet as well.  **Remember the Butterfly Duet Punch will be in the next Annual Catalog!  So now would be the time to get the FREE DSP that will match it.

The gorgeous sentiment is part of the stamp set and is layered using the Layering Ovals Dies.  These type dies are a staple of my stamping products.

Remember that Sale-A-Bration is winding down!  The pumpkin will pop at 11:59pm on the 31st.  So only a few days left to order and get FREE product.  Also the Craft & Carry Tote promotion for joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator will go away at that time as well.  If you have any hesitancy about joining, please contact me.  I will give you my reasons for joining and remaining a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator.

JOIN PROMOTION:

The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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All The Best

I am trying to use some older products as talk is beginning about the next Annual Catalog.  I know we will be losing some awesome stamp sets.  So I am working my way back through some sets.  Today’s card is a carry over set from the Holiday Catalog, First Frost.

 

First Frost, 148420

 

I love using stamp sets that have versatility.  This set was in the Holiday Catalog, but obviously has other uses than the winter holidays.  I have paired it with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  I love this paper because of the black and white on the opposite side from the butterflies.

Another product I do not use often enough is the Tailored Tag Punch.  I really like the versatility of it.  It is a tad larger than some of the others, so it holds a bit larger stamped sentiment.  Also, it is very easy to cut a background for it due to the straight sides.  Here I just secured a little bit larger Basic Black piece of card stock and used my paper snips to cut the edge.  Easy Peasy!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate it very much.  All of the products are listed at the bottom of the page.  And the Botanical Butterfly DSP is still available for FREE with a $50.00 order through the end of the  month.

JOIN PROMOTION:

The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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A Special Birthday

I am sharing a special birthday card I made for a wonderful friend the other day.  It was her 60th birthday. I had seen a similar card recently and thought it would be a great time to try it.  I will definitely be using this fold again soon.

 

Share What You Love DSP, 146926

 

I will say that after I took this photo I decided it needed a little more of something!  You know what I mean??  So I added a little white bow to the left of the 6.  That was just enough.

The numbers are retired, and I really hate that!  They are the Large Number Dies and are much needed to make so many specific projects.

And here is the opening.

 

 

The card is all DSP measuring 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.  Fold and burnish at 4 1/4, then cut  1″ off the front right edge.  For the closure flap (what the 60 is on), I cut two of the ovals and adhered them together with a 1″ X 2″  strip of DSP in between.  The 1″ piece cut from the front section is now added to the inside edge of the card with the flap strip underneath it.  This cut off piece serves two purposes,  It breaks up the pattern on the inside of the card, and covers the strip section of the flap for a more finished look.

The inside is the opposite side of the DSP from the flowers.  In case you are not familiar with this DSP, it is the thickness of the Thick Whisper White and Thick Very Vanilla.  It is perfect for showing off both sides of this beautiful paper.    The writing area is a 2 1/2 X 4 1/2 piece of Whisper White.  It still gives plenty of room to write your message and wish Happy Birthday.

A Heads Up type reminder:  The Sale-A-Bration only has another week to go.  If there are any items you are still interested in, grab them now.  This also applies to the special release items.

Another Heads Up:  The 2017-2019 In Colors will be retiring with the new Annual Catalog which arrives in June.  Generally some of the colors are out of stock almost as soon as the retiring list comes out.  But we KNOW these are going to retire.  So if you need re-inkers, or more card stock in the five retiring colors, please order them now!  That way you will get them before everyone realizes they are retiring.  I for one will be very sad to see Lemon Lime Twist retire!  I love that color.  Hopefully it will come back in the next color refresh, but you never know.

One more item that is going away the end of the month is the Craft Carry Tote!  It is part of the SAB Join Promotion.  Please read the options below for the two types of Starter Kits.  The Carry Tote is one of the options.  I truly love my tote and use it all the time!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for another project.  The supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

JOIN PROMOTION

The Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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