Month: July 2015

SU Tea Party Ensemble

July 12, 2015

Over the weekend, I pulled out my retired SU Tea Party stamp set to take a look at the images as I started to plan for a fun ladies tea party my dazzling girlfriend puts on each year. Then I remembered a project I created for the Paper Crafters Sampler a year ago that I am allowed to share online now.

Can you guess what is in the little favor in the middle?

SU Tea Party for PCS

Everything I used is still available- the Hexagon Hive embossing folder, the doilies, and the burlap ribbon- only the stamp set and the chevron ribbon is retired but you may still  have it in your stash…well, I hope this inspires you to get it out and have a tea party!

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SU Garden in Bloom with Tin of Cards

July 11, 2015

Flowers and bees- one my parents love and one they fear.

My mom and dad actually  transport their flowers each year from their snowbird home in Florida up to Pittsburgh each summer. They seriously have the same flowers growing all year long in two different states! But one thing they steer way clear of is BEES! My dad is extremely allergic and has almost died twice from stings. The only bee he can come near is me!cindy-bee-only.jpgWe made this cute little 4″ x 4″ card at our Demo Meeting
with my upline Linda Heller a couple of weeks ago:

SU In the Garden Linda's  4x4 card

I fell in LOVE with the simplicity of Linda’s design but wanted to make it into an A2 size card so… if you remember my heart edged card a few posts ago…I used the same concept and stepped it up with a black border on the front and some DSP on the side. I just cut off 1 1/4″ off of the right edge of the front of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ landscape card.

SU Garden in Bloom flat

SU In the Garden Black Bordered Front

The stamped front panel is a 3 3/4″ square bordered by a 4″ black square. The (retired) DSP measures 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ bordered by a 2″ x 4″ rectangle.

SU In the Garden Linda CASE Open

SU In the Garden Front View Linda CASE

Before you stamp the lower doodle line, you mask a space where the sentiment will be stamped. Just cut a piece of washi tape the size of your sentiment, place it on the lower part of your front panel, and stamp over it with the doodle line.

On this particular card panel that is a 3 3/4″ square, you will stamp a perfectly centered  square if you line up the doodle line on your SU Grid Paper. Line up the bottom edge of your panel anywhere on a grid line so that it lines up on the bottom and both sides vertically as well. Just stamp the doodle line one 1/4″ square up from the  bottom edge and  leave one 1/4″ square blank on both sides.  It is like you are letting the doodle line fill in the imaginary line  from one side to the other side 1/4″ up from the bottom.

See this photo:

Doodle

Turn the card and finish all four sides to form the square. Be careful when you remove the mask later because the ink will be wet. After you remove the washi mask,  you add the sentiment (like HELLO)  in the space left by the mask – easy peasy! The doodles and the sentiment come from the SU Tin of Cards stamp set. I added by bee trail by hand using myBasic Black SU Write Markers .

This card pleaded with me NOT to embellish it so all I did was add some Crystal Effects to the bee and the middle of the flower to add a little sumthin’ sumthin’.

SU In the Garden Crystal Effects Bee

SU In the Garden  Linda CASE Inside

 I  put the sentiment on the inside with a little butterfly so a message could be written on the side with the DSP.

Take a look-see at the SU Garden in Bloom stamp set- so many neat two-step stamping can be done with this photopolymer stamp set!

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SU Mini Treat Bag Tea Bag Holder With Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Framelits

July 8, 2015

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 126 is all about Designer Series Paper.

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pretty Petals Paper Stack!

I love every design in it!

Here is just one of the 12 patterns I chose to use to make a cute little tea bag holder using the SU Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I wondered if the metal rimmed pearls would be that big of a deal but then I got them…OH MY…they are sweet!

SU Mini Treat Bag with Constant Comment Box

The cardstock butterfly was die cut from the Butterflies Framelits, and the other two butterflies were die cut from SU Vellum with the Bold Butterflies Framelits. SU Vellum is quite a substantial vellum, thicker than some I have used in the past.

 Amy’s Friday Mashup # 215 has a “3” as part of her mash up

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so my 3 butterflies flew in under the radar!

SU Mini Treat Bag close up Butterfly

SU Mini Treat Bag Slide Out Tea Bag

SU Mini Treat Bag with Tea Bag on Wood

SU Mini Treat Bag Inside with sentiment

The Very Vanilla panel the tea bag is attached to on the insert measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and the Basic Black insert measures 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. A sentiment from the Tin of Cards stamp set and a bit of retired grosgrain ribbon was added to pull out the tea bag insert.

I hope you try making one of these sweet little treats for someone…I love that they fit in a standard A2 envelope so you could send one in the mail, and tell a friend or relative to enjoy a cup of tea with you!

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Weekly Deals 7/ 7 through 7/13/15

July 7, 2015

Look at the great discounts on the

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SU Lovely Amazing You

July 4, 2015

I was cutting and packaging for classes yesterday in preparation for next week but took a little break to play along with Stampin’ Up Only Challenges #  125.

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We were asked to keep one edge of our card “not straight.”

Here is what I came up with…

SU Lovely Amazing You RedBermuda!

I used the Lovely Amazing You photopolymer stamp set with the Itty Bitty Accents heart punch. The red DSP is retired but worked just fine to add a little pattern along with the Happy Heart embossing folder. I guess I have a CAS Valentine done early!

SU Lovely Amazing You Front View

Hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

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7/19/15 Thank you, SUO Challenges for picking my card for a Top 3!

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