Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My Hero

Here is a fun card to send to a friend that lets them know you are thinking of them when they are sick.
I think it could be modified to send to someone who is having a baby boy like my daughter is!
My 9th grandchild is due in January!
Guess where I will be?  In Texas!

My Hero card

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·       Stamp Sets: My Hero (141954-w) or (141957 –c)

·       Card Stock & Paper: Very Vanilla (101650); By the Shore Designer Series Paper {DSP} (141640)

·       Stamp Pads: Dapper Denim (141394)

·       Misc. – Umbrella Weather Framelits (141479); Dapper Denim 3/8” Ruched Ribbon (141424); 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (141410); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263); Magnetic Platform (130658); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


·       Very Vanilla card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored in half at the 5-1/2” mark plus some scraps

·       By the Shore DSP: 4” x 5-1/4”, cut sheet so image is positioned as shown in photo with darker Dapper Denim on top, lighter below and so that the waves are horizontal


1.     Stamp umbrella canopy in Dapper Denim on Very Vanilla scrap then die cut

2.     Die cut umbrella handle out of Very Vanilla scrap

3.     Attach umbrella canopy to handle with SNAIL and set aside

4.     Die cut 2 large and 1 small cloud out of Very Vanilla scrap

5.     Temporarily arrange clouds on DSP piece to desired location then arrange the two rain drop dies beneath. Remove clouds then die cut rain drops onto DSP (taking care to have drops right side up)

6.     Adhere clouds above rain drops using SNAIL then adhere the DSP to card front

7.     Affix umbrella to front of card using Dimensionals. You will need to cut a narrow strip for the handle.

8.     Affix small dot Dapper Denim enamel shape onto top of umbrella handle above canopy

9.     Tie bow with Dapper Denim ribbon and adhere to umbrella handle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Allow to dry.

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This set is being offered by Stampin' Up! in August while supplies last!
As a demonstrator I was allowed to preorder this set and start playing with it!
It is a bundle which means it has matching framelits to make your card making easier!
You can order one starting August 2, 2016.
And it will be used as one of my FREE ONLINE CARD KITS TOO so come back on August 2 to see more details!

This will be another exclusive stamp set available in
August too!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sketch Challenges can inspire you!

What inspires you to stamp?  Pinterest? Other Blogs?  What about Sketch Challenges?  I love these because I am not swayed by a particular stamp set or any colors!

I encourage you to give this a try!

 Here is one example of mine!

Swirly Bird and Work of Art,
Inks - Real Red,
Cardstock - Night of Navy, Whisper White, DSP - Floral Boutique,
Framelits - Swirly Scribbles

Here is another one!

Stamps: Scenic Sayings, Swirly Bird
Ink: Turquoise, red, curry, cucumber, black
Paper: White, Turquoise, cucumber

Other: Rhinestones, dimensionals

Have a great stamping weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Swirly Bird by Stampin' Up! without the bird!

 I love this set!  And all of the different ways to use it!  With or without the Swirly Bird!!!!
It's such a fun Summery card isn't it?
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®
Here is what you need and how to create this card!  Enjoy!
  • Stamp Sets: Swirly Bird (141749), Happy Happenings (W-138734, C-139381)
  • Inks: Emerald Envy (141396), Dapper Denim (141394) Early Espresso (126974), Daffodil Delight (126944)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683), Emerald Envy (141415), Dapper Denim (141414)
  • Other:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (141497), Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (133739), 1 3/8 Circle Punch (119860). 1 ½ Circle Punch (138299)

Daffodil Delight:  5 ½ X 8 ½ and 5 ¼ X 4
Whisper White:  3 X 3 ½, 1 3/8  and scrap for words & sailboat
Emerald Envy:  3 1/8 X 3 5/8
Dapper Denim:  1 ½ Circle

·       Emboss Daffodil layer with Polk Dot Embossing Folder, adhere to card base
·       On scrap paper stamp sailboat as shown and cut out
·       Use thinlits to cut “water” from Dapper Denim
·       On white layer, stamp “splatters” on bottom in Dapper Denim—stamp off on scrap paper first to make lighter
·       Stamp “bold swirl” in top right corner in Daffodil
·       Adhere cut out “water” over splatters
·       Adhere sailboat using dimensionals
·       Stamp “Happy Birthday” on scrap and cut out in banner--adhere with dimensionals
·       Stamp “words” on scrap and punch with 1 3/8” punch.  Adhere to Dapper circle, then to card with dimensionals

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pop of Paradise Washi Tape Heart

I love this Little Pop of Paradise?  Why do I call it a little?  Because I only used one stamp from this set!

Pop of Paradise
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·         Stamp SetsPop of Paradise (141578 W), (141581 C)
·         Card Stock  Whisper White ( 100730)  Melon Mambo (115320)
·         Stamp Pads Basic Black (140931)
·         Other: Dimensionals (104430); Sweet & Sassy Framelits (141707) Gold Foil Paper (133622), Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape (141649) Fast Fuse (129026) Snail adhesive (104332)

·         Whisper White Card Base: 8 ½ X 5 ½
·         Melon Mambo                       5 ¼ X 4
·         Whisper White:                     3 ¾ x 5, Scrap for cutout

1.    Attach Washi Tape strips at an angle starting at the bottom right corner.  Continue until desired stopping point.
2.    Attach all layers using snail adhesive
3.    Stamp Thinking of You in Basic Black Ink on scrap of Whisper White
4.    Cut out using Sassy & Sweet Framelits
5.    Cut out Gold Foil with next larger heart
6.    Attach cut out Thinking of You layer to Gold Heart with Fast Fuse(works great with the coated backing of the foil paper)