Tuesday, January 19, 2021

She sells seashells

Oh my, this is definitely my favorite bundle/suite in the Stampin' Up! January to June 2021 catalog!  First, I love the beach!  Second, my name is Michelle and half of my life I was called Shelly or Shell, hence the blog name.  I can still hear my Nana calling me, "Hi, Shell."  

Anyway, I created this card for a dear friend who loves soft blues.  The suite comes with a ton of products.  One is the Pearlescent paper.  It is gorgeous!  I will give you a hint though - after you stamp on it, wait a day for it to try.  If you don't, it's still pretty, but it will smudge like the second pink shell below.  

I began by cutting the Pearlescent paper with the Seaside Shells dies.  Then I stamped in different colors (Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Seaside Spray and Sahara Sand.  I used my Blending Brushes to add some Soft Seafoam on the seaweed.

I then took the die cut piece and lined it up in the Seashells 3D embossing folder and ran it through my Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine.  The embossing folder so realistic and gorgeous!    

Next step was cutting a piece of the beautiful dsp (Sand & Sea) at 4 x 5-1/4.  My base is Seaside Spray cut at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4.  I adhered the die cut piece to the dsp with Stampin' Dimensionals under the shells. I tied a piece of linen thread and adhered the dsp to the base, stamped my sentiment (die cut with Hippo & Friends dies) and adhered with dimensionals on top and below the thread.  Lastly, I added three of the gorgeous opal rounds. I ended up making two cards and I switched the sentiments from the front to inside.

You can buy any of these products in my store.  Right now Sale-a-Bration is going on.  For every $50 you spend, you will choose a FREE level one product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Click on the products below.  Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you have questions.  

Some products used:

Friday, November 20, 2020

So Thankful

I am so thankful for so many things - family, friends, my job, my business and hobby.  I could go on.  I wanted to say how grateful I am for your support of my business in any way over the last year(s).  I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I used the Love of Leaves bundle on this card for a close friend.  The base is Blackberry Bliss, designer series paper is Plaid Tidings (my fav!!!), and the leaves were stamped with Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Bumblebee.  I added a bow using Braided Linen Trim, and a few In Color Enamel Dots. 

The sentiment label is brand new from the upcoming spring catalog.  It's called Many Messages.  It's one big stamp with lots of messages, and one die to cut them all out at the same time.  You can have a stash ready when you need to make a card.  This will be available January 5.  If you'd like a catalog and you are not working with another demonstrator, please let me know! 

Shop in my store 24/7.  Spend $50 using Host Code:  J2SEWRPR, get a package of embellishments, buy this bundle and receive a card kit, spend $150 do not use host code because you will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will send you the card kit and embellishments!

Some products used:

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Online Extravaganza

Get your lists ready!  Stampin' Up! is having a 24-hour Online Extravaganza on November 24.  Most items in the 2020-21 annual catalog are on sale at 10% off!  The exclusion list is below.  Click here to shop!


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thinking of the Pines!

I am in love with the In The Pines bundle!  This is not just for the holidays.  You could do a sympathy card, get well, thinking of you, masculine birthday as well. 

For this card, I started off with a sketch from my upline, Mary Fish, at Stampin' Pretty.  The base is Shaded Spruce, a color I have been using a lot of.  I cut the trees from the pines bundle.  I embossed a piece of Just Jade with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, and added a piece of Tis the Season designer series paper.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas, stamped on a Stitched Shape.  I stamped the inside with a retired set (So Many Stars).  The embellishments are from the Flowers for Every Season gems. 

*Several have asked for dimensions. I'm terrible at it because I eyeball everything.  Here you go!

Base:  4-1/2 x 9, scored at 5-1/2 (inside panel 4 x 5-1/4)

Left panel:  Whisper White 4 x 3-1/4, dsp 3-3/4 x 3

Right panel:  Whisper White 3-1/2 x 3-5/8, embossed panel 3-1/2 x 3-11/16

I used the largest Stitched Circle for the sentiment.  Please let me know if you have questions!

Host Code for November is:  J2SEWRPR

If you order the bundle and use the host code, I will send you a card kit.  If you spend $100 or more using the host code, you will receive a package of embellishments and a card kit.  If you spend $150 or more, do not use the host code.  You will still receive the card kit and embellishments, and you will get 10% rewards from Stampin' Up!

Some of the products I used (click to shop in my store 24/7):

Monday, November 02, 2020

Curvy Celebrations

Get excited!  This beautiful bundle is available to customers starting November 3 through January 4!  It's an early release from the spring catalog.  There are a few parts to this.  The Quite Curvy stamp set and dies will be available during the spring catalog.  The Quite Curvy Christmas stamp set and dsp will only be available during this early release (Nov. 3-Jan. 4).  

Here is a quick Christmas card I made with the set.  

Here are all of the details!

You can purchase the items separately, however, the Christmas items will go away on January 4.  Don't miss out!  If you spend $50 in my store, you will receive a surprise package from me.  It could be an embossing folder or a pack of gems.  If you spend $100 in my store, you'll get the surprise plus a class kit to work with this bundle (paper, cardstock, die cut items, just not the stamped images per Stampin' Up! policy).Just use the host code of:  J2SEWRPR 

If you spend $150, you will still get the surprise package and class kit, but do not use the host code!  Stampin' Up! will give you rewards ($$ to spend)!  

Click here to see the flyer:

Friday, October 16, 2020

Basket of Blooms

 I hemmed and hawed about getting the Basket of Blooms stamp set.  It works with the Small Bloom punch, so I decided to go for it.  I have made two cards so far and I LOVE this set!!  I'm so happy I purchased it. 

I colored both in with Stampin' Blends and masked on both.  I used sentiments from Blossoms in Bloom and Playing with Patterns dsp (on SALE until Oct. 31!!!).   The dotted paper in the first card was made by stamping dots on the Playing with Patterns watercolor striped dsp.  The background was made by using a make up brush on the panel, then I fussy cut pieces and placed them on the Coastal Cabana background. On the second card, I stamped the vase and fussy cut the other pieces. Let me know what you think, or if you have a favorite!  

Click below to shop for the products used, or any other stamping supply needs!  Spend $50 during October using the host code of:  PUAWEX9U and you will receive the tutorial and a package of Gilded Gems!  Buy this bundle and receive the tutorial, a card kit, and a pack of Gilded Gems free!  

Some products used:

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Joy to the World!

There are only two days left to order this holiday Paper Pumpkin!  It's one you don't want to miss.  It contains everything you need to make eight full-sized holiday cards.  I can't wait to see what is in the kit!    The coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Seafoam.  Sign up by clicking the link below by October 10.