Botanical Bliss

I have trying some new products for today, but am mixing them with carry overs.  The main new product is the Magnolia Lane Cards and Envelopes.  They are in a great Craft or Crumb Cake card stock with some silver embossing.  I love that look of elegant mixed with a more grounded color.

 

 

I paired the Botanical Bliss stamp set and dies for a different look to this base.  I stamped inside the framed area with Crumb Cake Ink, using the flower from First Frost, to add a bit of background.  I die cut the tag and then watercolored it.

I used Shimmery White Card Stock as I think it is perfect for watercoloring.  I was a bit different on my watercolor.  I scribbled with markers on a clear block and then used the Aqua Painter to pick up the ink.  It gives a softer look I believe.  However, since you cannot purchase individual markers, it would work perfectly fine to get ink in the lid of your ink pad and pick it up that way.

The Crumb Cake tag is the new Timeless Label Punch.  I shortened it to fit on the tag without hanging over the sides.  The Metallic Pearls were an add on that I believe worked well.  The red ribbon is a retired one that I found a piece in the bottom of my ribbon drawer as I was pulling out retired ones.  Couldn’t let that go!!

I also used markers and stamped the flower image onto the front of the matching envelope.  I try to remember to add that little touch.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you will reconsider, or look at for the first time, these cards and envelopes.  It is a great deal.

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Well Wishes

I have shifted to the Subtle Family for today’s card.  I love the look of the subtle colors, I just tend to pair them with brighter colors.  Today though is all Subtle.

 

I am showcasing the Floral Essence Bundle.  I love punches and am so thrilled that a couple of the new bundles include punches in our new catalog.  This one is a flower builder punch.  It is just a single punch, so you don’t feel like you are wasting paper with the little pieces.  Although there are some great extras in those multi punches!

I stamped three of the tri-petal stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored them with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends combo, and punched them out.  You can easily do just two , but I wanted a bit fuller flower.  I added the new Perennial Essence Floral Centers instead of trying to stamp a center.  These fuzzy little guys are just so cute!!

The background is a leaf from the Floral Essence set as well.  It matches the Leaf Punch too, great deal! The Stitched Nested Labels are the focal point of this card almost.  I used the Subtle Emossing Folder before cutting out with the die.  I love all the stitching!  And it leaves the stitching on the negative also.  So you will be seeing a card with that negative soon as well.

The sentiment is from Dandelion Wishes and one of my favorites.  I am also thrilled that the White Flax Ribbon carried over.  It is “just enough” to finish the card.

Thank you for stopping in today.  Sorry for the later post.

 

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Smile

I have a cute little card to share today.  But first I need to make a correction to a statement I made on yesterday’s notecard.  The Vanilla and Whisper White Note Cards ARE still available in the new catalog.  I mistakenly said they had retired.  YIKES!!!  I am so sorry, and thrilled that I was wrong.

Okay, on to today’s project.  I am sharing the Daisy Lane stamp set.  This is the new set that matches the original daisy punch, with the bonus of fitting the smaller daisy punch.  The small one is new and is a bundle to this stamp set.

 

 

After saying that the Daisy Lane has a new matching punch, I did not use it.  The flower I chose to use does not fit the punches.  It was not hard at all to fussy cut.

I stamped the ferns in Garden Green and the base of the flowers in Old Olive Ink.  The flowers are stamped in Mango Melody and then colored with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.  A super easy card to do.

One of my go to ribbons is the Linen Thread.  I wrapped it around the top two layers three times and then used three strands to make the bow.  Quick and easy and I love the texture that it adds.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you will return on Monday and hopefully I will have all of my new products put away and organized to work with.  I have been in a mess this week!!  Hopefully you have a wonderfully weekend.

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Abstract Scallops

I am sharing another of the Hidden Gems in the new Annual Catalog.  Today I am excited to show you the Scallop Notecards and Envelopes.  They are replacing the White and Vanilla Notecards that retired, although they may still be available on the clearance rack.

These new envelopes are in four colors that you can match with so many of the Stampin’ Up! colors.  Here is my quick little card.

 

 

I chose to try the Balmy Blue scallop card to begin with.  They also are in pink, old olive and terra-cotta tile.  I paired mine with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I stamped the Abstract Impressions flowers on.

I used the new Purple Posy Scallop Linen Ribbon to add some texture to the bottom.  This comes in a few of the new colors and is awesome!

OOPS:  I made a mistake.  I used the Purple Posy Ink on this project.  It is the one that there were issues with the formula.  So I apologize, but it is not orderable at this time.  I am so sorry!!!

My unconventional flowers are stamped in Purple Posy ink and Rococo Rose ink.  The Purple Posy is full strength and the Rose is stamped off once.  The Old Olive for the stems are some full strength and some stamped off as well.

The scallop notecard is 3 1/2 X 5.  I cut my Whisper White layer down to 3 X 4 1/2.  It is raised with dimensional also.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I will have a more regular card to share with you tomorrow….I hope!!  But please do not dismiss these Hidden Gems when looking through the catalog.  And if you do not have a new catalog, or a demonstrator, please let me know.  I would love to get a catalog to you and help you with your stamping needs.

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Sail Away Anywhere

I am running around like crazy these last couple of days.  So I have the Ultimate Quick and Easy card to share with you.  It really cannot get any easier than this.

 

 

This really sweet card is just perfect for a fellow traveling friend.  The best part, there is NO Stamping on it.  Well, there is on the inside.  I know…..It’s shocking that I would share a No Stamping card.  Well, sometimes they are just called for.  This is made with the Fabulous Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  These are double sided cards in two sizes.  You get a lot of them.  There are also stickers, some with place for writing if you are using it for scrapbooking.  But they are all gorgeous.

This one is 4 X 6 and I cut it down to 4 X 5 1/4.  The only thing I did to the front is to add the gold Metallic Pearl to the center of the compass.  I debated on using the silver one, but decided the old time compass would have been brass, so gold fit better.

Please don’t overlook products like this in the new catalog!  They are those hidden gems that you come to love.  Tomorrow I will have another of the Hidden Gems to share, so I hope you will return.

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Hello Magnolia

Happy New Catalog Day!!  I made that up of course, but I am so thrilled to be able to order more new products.  And I am sure you are as well.

There have been quite a lot of samples of this Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  Last night I only had a few minutes to get today’s project ready.  So I tried to do a quick and versatile card.  I am very happy with what I came up with.

 

I see this layout as a group of Thank You , and just Hello type cards for a nice gift.  I already have that picture in my mind with a cute decorative box to match.

I went with subtle colors for the magnolia to pair with.  The speckle around the magnolia is, surprisingly, from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set.  I stamped off in Petal Pink to get the really soft splatter look.  I felt that it needed just a bit of “something else”.  So I added the two falling leaves.  I like the way it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow.  The complete list of products is at the bottom of the post.  There are not very many items used on this one though!

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Amazing Life

Today is one of those days that you can be happy and sad.  It is the last day of the current Annual Catalog.  Some items are still available in the Retiring List, and have even been discounted.  Tomorrow is the NEW Annual Catalog.  It has awesome new products and carry overs of others.  Personally, I cannot wait to start exploring the NEW stuff!!

Today I am saying a fond farewell to one of the stamp sets I really love.  It is Amazing Life.  I like the sentiments and the little “accessory” stamps.  The one I am sharing is a super easy card, my favorite type of card.

 

 

See how easy this card is?  It is the perfect card layout for large sentiments or designs that you want to be the focal point.  And it doesn’t hurt that the designer series paper is gorgeous!

I chose all the colors from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack.  The base layer is Soft Sea Foam.  The frame for the DSP is Shaded Spruce.  I decided to go with a third color to frame the sentient layer instead of sticking with the Shaded Spruce.  So I added Pacific Point for that layer.  The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce as well.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I really appreciate it.  As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

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The Anchor

I hope you all have received the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  I think it is awesome!!  I was thrilled with the carryover stamps and the new ones are wonderful.  If you do not have a catalog, and do not have a demonstrator, please let me know.  I would love to get one of these new catalogs to you.

Today I am sharing another of the new stamp sets.  It is the Sailing Home suite of products.  You do not need to be a sailing fan to love this set.  I have seen some gorgeous samples with it.  My card today is very simple layout.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sailing Home, Come Sail Away, Jackie Beers

I used the Sailing Home Bundle and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  I love this sentiment.  It would work for many occasions, or just a Thinking of You!  The stitched look around the sentiment shape was a surprise to me. LOL!  I guess I had not looked very closely at the photos in the catalog.

The rope and anchor are part of the dies.  I love the embossing on the rope.  The anchor has the required loop at the top so you could tie rope through it.  I simply pushed the end of the knot through the hole to give that appearance.  Easy Peasy!!

The CLEARANCE RACK is getting an update today with some Price Reductions included.  Be sure to check it out.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate you visiting to see my projects.  I will NOT have a project for tomorrow, but will be back on Monday. I hope you have a great weekend.

 

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Wishes For You

I have been using the well loved retiring products for a while with only a sneak peek of new items.  Today I have another new suite to share.  And the paper is AWESOME!!  I know, I tend to love all the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  But if you have not seen the Perennial Essence DSP, be prepared to be in awe!  The piece I am showing today is beautiful but not close to the prettiest of the pack.

 

Stampin' Up!, Floral Essence, Perennial Essence DSP, Perennial Essence Vellum, Leaf Punch, Jackie Beers

I wish I could paint like this DSP.  It is a beautiful watercolor.  You almost hate to cover it up with anything.  I was sweating when I stamped the sentiment onto the DSP.  I love the unexpectedness of that.  But I am always saying a small prayer to not mess it up!

The flower is from the Floral Essence stamp set.  I stamped it and colored with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Combo.  It is fussy cut with my sharp Paper Snips.  The vellum leaves are just perfect for the softness of the DSP I believe.  This suite of products has , not only the Perennial Essence DSP, but Perennial Essence Vellum!  A definite WOW!  There are several soft shades of vellum that match the DSP.  This is definitely a suite where “I Want It All!”.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like this card.  It is a bit different than my usual cards.

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Wild About You

I mentioned yesterday I was saying goodbye to some of my favorite DSP today.  Yes, It is the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  It such fun animal prints, but also really bright sides as well.  I love both sides.  Thankfully the Animal Outing Bundle will be carrying over……..BUT it will no longer be a bundle in the new catalog.  So if you do not have it, get it before June 3 and save yourself 10%.

 

If you follow my blog, you know that I love bright colors most of all.  This Designer Series Paper is right up my alley!!    I love to color, but the beautiful giraffe is not my coloring (I wish I was that good!).  It is cut directly from a piece of the DSP.  The dies and paper pair up exactly for ease of card making.  Or I can imagine in a scrap book for the “wild child”!!

I layered the same piece of  DSP .  The Berry Burst that is attached to the Lemon Lime Twist base is the back side of the top layer of DSP with the cute birds.

I was afraid my little giraffe would not show up enough.  I raised him with dimensional, and then grounded him with the strip of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.  The sentiment is stamped on white and punched with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I love using that layer in the up and down direction.  The added bling is from the Glitter Enamel Dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for a project with new products!!

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