Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Seaside Shore Shaker Card

So excited today the new carpet gets installed and I can put my house back together!
Living in turmoil is just not fun at all!  I just moved into this house in April and I look like I am moving again!  UGH!!!!  Not my favorite thing to do!

So what brings me happiness during times like this? Stamping of course!  I hope you enjoy this project!  It is a Shaker Card and those are just my favorite type of cards to make now that Stampin' Up! came out with Foam Adhesive Strips (141825 $8.00)!  That make these cards so easy!

Happy Stamping Y'all!

Seaside Shore Shaker Card
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®

·       Stamp SetsSeaside Shore (141625  $21.00)
·       Card Stock – Very Vanilla (101650  $7.00); Dapper Denim (141414 $8.00); Window Sheets (142314
·       Stamp Pads – Dapper Denim (666666 $7.00)
·       Misc. – By The Seashore (DSP)  (141640  $11.00); Calypso Coral Marker(Subtles Collection (131263 $29.00); Mint Macaron Marker ( 2015-2017 In-color Collection) (138333 $15.00)  Dimensionals (104430 $4.00); Foam Adhesive Strips (141825 $8.00); Confetti Stars Border  Punch (135861 $ $22.00), Stampin’ Trimmer ( 126889 $30.00)
·       Very Vanilla:             4 1/4” x 11”, 3 1/2” x 4”, 3 x 3  scraps for fish and shells
·       Dapper Denim:        3 ½ x 4                             
·       DSP:                       5 1/2” x 4 1/4 “ (stripe) Water 3 ½ x 4                  
1.     Attached Stripped DSP to the card base
2.     Stamp Fish with Dapper Denim and color with Markers. Cut out.
3.     Attach the water DSP to the Vanilla 3 ½ x 4 Vanilla wish Snail
4.     Attach that piece to the front of your card.
5.     Attach the Fish either with Dimensionals or Snail (I did a combo)
6.     Punch out stars with the punch in Dapper Denim and place on top of the fish scene
7.     Cut window using Stampin’ Up! Cutter. Bring the edge to the ½” mark and start cutting ½” in. Turn and repeat until all four sides are done. Pop out the window
8.     Attach the Window Sheet to the back of the window using Snail.  Then add the Foam Adhesive Strips to the Window Sheets about 1/8” away from window opening. Over your scene

9.     Stamp Saying and cut out words and attach with glue dots and Dimensionals.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fruit Stand Post-It Note Holder

Man what a weekend around here!  I am pooped! First we had to empty two bedrooms of furniture for the new carpet coming this week.

Then contractors were here pulling the ceiling down in our indoor pool area due to leaks around the sky lights.

What a job!  They had hoped to be done in two days but not happening!

Time to do something fun!  Enjoy making this cute post it not holder!  I think it would be a fun little gift for a school teacher!

Fruit Stand Post-It Note Holder
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  • Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Banners (141614)
  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz (131180), Peekaboo Peach (141398)
  • Paper: Peekaboo Peach CS (141417), Fruit Stand DSP (141660), Whisper White (100730)
  • Other:  Bone Folder (102300), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin Trimmer (126889), Fast Fuse (129026), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Whisper White Thick Twine (141688), Metal Rimmed Pearls (138394),Paper Snips (103579),Stampin Dimensionals(104430), Duet Banner Punch (141483), Post-It Notes in bright colors from Dollar Store or Walmart

·       Peekaboo Peach CS: 4 ¼” x 6 ½”, 4 ¼” x 3”, 5 x 2 ½”
·       Scrap Whisper White for banner sentiment
·       Fruit Stand DSP:  4” x 2 ¾”, 4” x 2 ¼”, 3 ¾” x ¾”
·       Thick White Twine:  9”

1.    Score 4 ¼” x 6 ½” Peekaboo Peach CS at 2” & 4” along the 6 ½” side. Fold on score lines (see figure 1).  The 2 ½” side will be the bottom of the holder.
2.    Adhere the 4” x 2 ¼” DSP to the bottom using SNAIL adhesive.
3.    Adhere the 4” x 2 ¾” DSP to 4 ¼” x 3” Peekaboo Peach CS.  Adhere to folded CS using Fast Fuse lining up with bottom of top folded piece (see figure 2).
4.    Score the 5 x 2 ½” Peekaboo Peach CS at ½” & 4 ½” along the 5” side and at 1” & 1 ½” along the 2 ½” side.  Fold on score lines, snip along scored line up to ½” scored line in 4 places (see figure 3).  Add the DSP to one long side (this will be the front of the “post-it note holder”).
5.    Using Fast Fuse, fold in the ends of the post-it note holder (adhere the smaller piece in between the 2 larger pieces so you don’t have the flap to deal with).
6.    Adhere the “post-it note holder” to the front as picture shows using the tear & tape adhesive about ¾” from the bottom.
7.    Center the large pearl to the bottom piece as picture shows (this is what will hold up your holder).
8.    Stamp the banner in Pear Pizzazz.
9.    Stamp the desired sentiment in Peekaboo Peach in center of banner.
10. Punch out using the Duet Banner Punch.  Adhere to front using Stampin Dimensionals.
11. Tie the white twine into a bow and add using a glue dot.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Let me know if you plan on making one of these!  Comment below!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sketch Challenge for the Weekend!

Most of us enjoy stamping on the weekends so here is a little Sketch Challenge to get your juices flowing!

What can you do with this?

Leave a comment below and tell me what stamps, papers and inks you use to create a card this weekend!

Here are two examples for you!

Stamps: Seaside Shore
Paper: By the Shore DSP, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim
Ink: Dapper Denim
Other: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Rhinestones, Seaside Embossing Folder
Paper: Playful Palette DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Black
Playful Palette Washi
Stamps: Thankful Thoughts

Look how you can use Washi Tape!

Have fun this weekend!
I will be moving furniture out of two bedrooms for the new carpet being installed!  Not excited about moving furniture but thrilled with new carpet!
Oh and we have an indoor swimming pool that the ceiling is peeling due to the moisture in the enclosed room.  So, the contractor will be here tomorrow to start removing all of that!
Wanna be at my house this week?
LOL!  I will just try to stay busy stamping!
And look forward to the work getting finished!

Don't forget...if you place an order in August!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I've been playing with Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Papers

I have been playing with the New Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Papers!  Sometimes it is fun just to have a play day when you get new products in!  As I played I took pictures so that I could remember what all I played with!
I sponged them.
I used a ruler to allow me to "mask" and area that I was going to stamp on.  Then I used a tissue to wipe off excess.

Then I used the New Seasonal Decorative Masks that are going to be available to everyone starting September 1st!

On this one I used a sponge dauber and the mask!

So as my ideas come together I will post them for you to see!

I hope you have time to just play this week!
Happy Stamping Y'all!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

For the painter in us...Jars of Love!

I loved this card!  I have seen so many cute things done with these Jar of Love stamps from Stampin' Up!
And here is a little hint...there's another one coming in the Holiday Catalog starting September 1, 2016!  Squeal!!!!

So what do you do with these colors?  

Make this cute card!

Pots of Paint

                                                  All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®                                                                                

Stamp Set: Jar of Love (141587); Gorgeous Grunge (130517 c; 130514 w);Work of Art (134111 w; 134114 c)
 Ink: Tempting Turquoise (126952); Melon Mambo (126948); Daffodil Delight (126944); Basic Black (140931)
 Paper: Whisper White (100730; Basic Black (121045)
 Other: Everyday Jars Framelits (141490); Paper Snips Scissors (103579), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332), Post it Notes

·       Whisper White Card Base: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (fold in half)
·       Basic Black  (5 ¼” x 4”)
·       Whisper White (5” x 3 ¾”)
·       Whisper White (3 ½” x 4”)


1.    Fold the Whisper White cardstock in half to form card base. 
2.    Affix the Basic Black cardstock to the front of the card.
3.    Stamp the small jar image from Jar of Love in the middle of the Whisper White cardstock (5” x 3 ¾”) with Basic Black ink.
4.    Stamp one of the “paint” colors in the bottom of the small jar using the “water” image from the Jar of Love set. 
5.    Stamp the small jar image on a Post it Note and cut out creating a “mask”.
6.    Place the mask on top of your stamped jar.
7.    Stamp the large large jar in Basic Black ink to the left of the masked jar and stamp the smaller jar to the right of the masked image.
8.    Without removing the mask from the middle jar, stamp the paint inside the two other jars.
9.    Add some splatters of paint on the jars in the same colour using the image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
10. Remove the mask from the center jar. Add the splatters of paint matching the color of paint in the jar.
11. Stamp the jar lids in each of the paint colours and cut out with matching framelit.
12. Glue the jar lids to the top of the jars (part of the lid on the right jar will be hidden under the middle jar’s lid).
13. Stamp the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge in the three paint colours on the top middle part of the card.
14. Stamp the sentiment from Work of Art in Basic Black ink on top of the splatters.

15. Glue the stamped piece to the Basic Black mat to complete your card.

You can order just the stamp set but NEED the framelits too!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Swirly Bird Five Cards Tutorial

I want to offer you a Tutorial for only $15 so that you can make the Five(5) Cards!

This PDF is only $15 and you will get tutorial to make five(5) cards!  Plus I will send you a "tips" video to assist you in creating these cards!

The Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set is designed with fun in mind, this stamp set is sure to help you unlock your creative potential!  Mix and match the fun and bold designs to make your cards into artwork.

Quantity: 24 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, g

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
* 9 dies
* Largest image: 5-7/8" x 1-3/16" (14.9 x 3 cm)
* Use with Big Shot and Precision Base Plate (required)

Watch this cute video from Stampin' Up! for even more ideas!

Here are the cards you will learn how to 
make in the tutorial!

Once you Buy Now on Paypal you will receive the email instructions.  If you do not have a paypal account you can still check out using a debit or credit card. (scroll down under login and you can pay that way)

As you can see there are alot of products used to make these cards.

However, you can substitute or place an order for 
any that you don't have.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Ready for a Challenge?

What do you get when you start off 
with a Sketch?

 Well you grab some paper, stamps, a Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits and you make this!

Made with:
Stamp Set - Floral Phrases, 
Ink - Calypso Coral, 
Paper - Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral and Floral Boutique DSP, Layering Ovals Framelits, dimensionals

Or you grab your Layering Squares Framelits 
and make this!

Made with:
Stamps - Swirly Bird, Grateful Bunch
Ink - Melon, Daffodil, Bermuda
Paper - White, Bermuda, Black
Other- Square framelits, Oval framelits, big shot, rhinestones, dimensionals

What will you make with your Sketch this weekend?  Have fun with this and Happy Stamping Y'all!