Sunday, August 29, 2021

Penguin fun!

Did you know you can get this adorable Penguin Playmates designer series paper FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog?  That’s right. Spend $50 and you can choose this paper.  It’s so much fun!  I not only made some Christmas/Holiday cards, I also made my granddaughter’s birthday card with it.

This one starts with a base of Fresh Fressia.  I used Hippo & Friends dies for the sentiment piece.  The sentiment comes from Peaceful Deer from the holiday mini.  I simply fussy cut the penguin from the dsp.  The Subtle Shimmer Sequins are from the mini catalog as well.  I used the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon.  The dsp was cut at  2-1/2” x 5-1/4” and 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” .   I used the same layout with each card.

I used the same layout with each card, but flipped it with this card.  I started with a base of Just Jade and the sentiment was stamped on Soft Seafoam in Just Jade, then cut in little strips.  Isn't the little fox cute?!  

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Oh my ombre!

When I first saw the Ombre Specialty Paper in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog, I didn't think much of it because the picture doesn't really show it.  When I received it after winning in a prize patrol, I couldn't believe how gorgeous it was!  It's very shimmery and pretty.  It cuts easily and doesn't leave any glitter or residue behind.  You should try it out!  It comes in four colors - Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy. 

I've seen lots of cards using ombre strips of paper, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I cut the five strips at 1"x 3-1/2" .  I put Stampin' dimensionals on them, mounted on an embossed piece of Basic White (embossed with Tasteful Texture embossing folder) and adhered on a Basic White card base.  Then I cut the leaves from the Artistic Dies, stamped and cut the flower from Artistically Inked bundle, and adhered the leaves and flower.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on Basic Black and embossed with White embossing powder.  I trimmed it closely and mounted with mini black Stampin' Dimensionals.  Let me know what you think!

Did you know you can receive a FREE item with a qualified purchase during Sale-a-bration?  With every $50 purchase in product, you can choose a level one item from the Sale-a-bration catalog, and there's no limit!   Browse here:

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

My Happiest Season - Pal's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My favorite season is a close tie between summer and fall.  I love the beach, swimming, flip flops, etc., but the fall is so pretty, especially in New England where I live.  The leaves are just gorgeous!!  So, I made one for each season.  Then I showed my son two cards to choose from for fall (first two).  He and I picked a different one, so I've posted both.  Please let me know your favorite!! 

The first is on a Crumb Cake base, embossed with the Bark folder.  I used my Blender Brushes with Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody, and Bumblebee.  Then I stamped the trees from Welcoming Woods (Holiday mini catalog).  I mounted it on Rich Razzleberry, added a tag from Tailor Made Tags, and tied some Linen Thread on it.

For this one, I started with a Mango Melody base, used Blending Brushes in Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody, Bumblebee, and Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from Welcoming Woods and it was cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies.

For my summer card, I chose Pale Papaya for the base and Flirty Flamingo for the panel. Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya were my blending colors, with a bit of Crumb Cake on the ground.  This sentiment piece is from the Pierced Bloom Dies and I tucked a piece of Fine Art ribbon under it.  If you zoom, you might see the Wink of Stella that is spattered over it.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

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Friday, August 06, 2021

Christmas in August?

I love to get a jump on my Christmas cards.  I make about 90, so starting early is a must.  I've been making a few each month.  For this month, I chose the Peaceful Deer bundle from the holiday mini catalog.  I paired it with the Peaceful Prints designer series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog (Yes, it's FREE).  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Wishes (holiday mini).  I just love this font!  

This bundle comes with a punch and it coordinates with one of the deer in the dsp print.  I love when that happens!  Simply line up the deer and punch.  To get the deer going the opposite way, you can punch a template out of cardstock, line it up on the backside, and punch. 

The Holiday Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration started today!!  This means you can choose $50 in product from any catalog and receive a FREE level one item in Sale-a-Bration!  Browse here:

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