Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bubbles & Fizz Panda Birthday Card

Welcome back! I spent last week doing lots of fun family things during spring break, including juicing oranges from our tree, hiking, and finding a nest full of duck eggs in our backyard!


I did have time for a little bit of crafting, so today I'm sharing the card I made for one of our nephew's birthdays. I used two Sale-a-bration items - the Party Pandas stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.

The Sale-a-bration products are so fun this year; make sure you get yours before time runs out! Sale-a-bration ends on March 31, so there are only 11 days left!

Stamps: Party Pandas (SAB)
Ink: Basic Black; Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker, Light Daffodil Delight Blends (only because I couldn't find my regular Daffodil Delight marker)
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP (SAB)
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Hearts and Stars Elements

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stamp 'n' Hop March: Blossoming Basket

Welcome to this month's Stamp 'n' Hop blog hop! This month we are featuring Sale-a-bration products, and I've picked a few of my favorites. If this is your first time joining us, we are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world, and I am coming to you from Arizona in the United States. I hope you enjoy my project, and take some time to have a look at all the other talented artists on the hop!

My card today features the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits, as well as the Amazing You stamp set. The Blossoming Basket stamp set is part of a bundle that you can get for FREE with a $100 purchase. I wanted to highlight just the flowers out of the basket image, so I heat embossed them in white, watercolored them with an Aquapainter and my ink pads, and fussy cut them. What do you think?

I pulled my color scheme from the colors of the Love Today Planner. I used Calypso Coral, Real Red, Emerald Envy, and Lemon Lime Twist on the flowers and leaves. You can see a full list of supplies below.

Stamps: Blossoming Basket (SAB), Amazing You (SAB)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Real Red, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Shimmery White Cardstock, Wood Textures DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aquapainters, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Rhinestones

Make sure to follow along the hop. There is sure to be lots of inspiration!


Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

#TGIFC149: Sparkly Celebrate Card

I am playing along with TGIF Challenges again this week, and this time they have a fun color challenge. I don't think I would normally pair Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist, but then again I have a hard time pairing Lemon Lime Twist with anything!

I broke out my Celebrate You Thinlits for the first time, and I LOVE how they look in the Glimmer Paper! I also pulled in some of the striped Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, which is so fun for spring. There are lots of birthdays in our family this month, so this card will be finding its way in the mail soon.

Stamps: none(!)
Ink: none(!)
Paper: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Accessories & Tools: Glimmer Enamel Dots, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB), Big Shot, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Silver Mini Gable Box

I have a fun product to share with you today - the Silver Mini Gable Box! These come in a package of 12 for $8.00, and they are perfect for little treats. My daughter's teacher has a birthday today, and we wanted to do something special for her. So we filled this box with Lindor Truffles and attached a birthday balloon to the top. We hope it makes her feel like celebrating!

Before assembling the box, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Ruffled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. The embossing adds a little something extra to the box, don't you think?

You can purchase your own package of Silver Mini Gable Boxes in my online store. They would be perfect for wedding favors, birthday party treats, and more!

Stamps: Southern Serenade
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP, Silver Foil
Accessories & Tools: Ruffled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Shimmer Ribbon Pack (SAB), Silver Mini Gable Boxes

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 2018 Paper Pumpkin: Wildflower Wishes

It has been a loooong time since I've shared a Paper Pumpkin kit with you, and that's because I got very behind on putting them together after my second son was born. He's 2 now, and I have another one on the way, so it's about time I start to catch up, right?!

It is one of my goals this year to clean up my craft space, and part of that is putting together all of those old Paper Pumpkin kits. Plus putting together the new ones! This month's kit was absolutely beautiful, and I think the cards are even more stunning in person than they are in pictures. The only change I made was to omit the stamped vellum banner on the cards, because I liked how they looked without it. Take a look!

I created a bunch of alternate cards to use up the extras from the kit. I didn't use any of the flower stickers on the envelopes, so I had quite a few for more cards! I only added a few extra supplies - a package of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, and an Aquapainter. Enjoy the barrage of pictures, and find some inspiration to use up everything in your kit! *I still have some pieces left in mine.*

Next month's Paper Pumpkin is going to be a special 5-year anniversary kit. It will come with an extra free gift, valued at $6-8. If you'd like to try it, make sure you subscribe by March 10. You can do that here, or purchase a prepaid subscription in 1, 3, 6, or 12-month increments.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Springtime Foils: Blue Ombre Birthday Card

I think this new Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is my favorite Sale-a-bration product. It is so fun to color! Today's card features the silver striped pattern. I colored it with my Pool Party and Marina Mist Stampin' Write Markers, overlapping in the middle just a bit to give it an ombre look.

I was going for a masculine card, but I'm not sure if I achieved that after I added the ribbon. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Marina Mist, Pool Party
Paper: Marina Mist, Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Springtime Foils Specialty DSP
Accessories & Tools: Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Glitter Enamel Dots, Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sale-a-bration Round 2: Springtime Foils & Stampin' Blends

Have you picked out your favorite Sale-a-bration items yet? Today, there are 3 BRAND NEW options available, and one of them just might be your new favorite! I used two of the new products on my card today, and I think you are going to love it!

The background for this card was made using the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, which you can get for free with a $50 purchase. The paper is white with rose gold embossing. Other patterns include gold and silver as well. I colored it with my Stampin' Blends markers. I used light and dark Night of Navy, light Old Olive, and light Pool Party, plus the Color Lifter.

One thing I discovered while coloring was that the Stampin' Blends will color on the foil, and it doesn't rub off like our regular ink. I was able to get quite a bit off with my Color Lifter, but a warning if you try the same. I asked my demonstrator friends, and got some good tips. If you use Stampin' Write Markers or ink pads with a sponge or brayer, you will be able to rub the excess ink off of the foil. Stampin' Blends can be used, but you'll have to take care when coloring. Or use the Color Lifter trick!

The sentiment is from the new stamp set Blossoming Basket. It comes as part of a bundle that you can earn for free with a $100 purchase. The other half of the bundle is the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Overall, this card is pretty simple. The paper really steals the show! If you'd like some for yourself, you can shop in my online store here.

Stamps: Blossoming Basket
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (SAB)
Accessories & Tools: Petals & More Thinlits, Big Shot, White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Blends - Light & Dark Night of Navy, Light Old Olive, Light Pool Party, Color Lifter

Happy Stamping!