All Occasion Celebration

SU Varied Vases with Swirly Frames

August 24, 2018

I love a bundle that includes a punch! What about you?
So, when the Varied Vases Bundle came out, I was so excited. It is so cute!
There are so many images in the stamp set but I opted to use DSP to punch out my vases on this one!

So…isn’t that border an interesting touch? It comes from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set.
Look how cute the 9 bordering images are…for reference, I used the larger rectangle on this card.

 

I could not decide if I liked the vases sititng a little bit on the the wood or flush with the wood?
Which one do you like better?

 

 

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Remember there are some Specials going on this month….

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SU Little Elephant

August 15, 2018

Oh.My.Gosh…aren’t these little elephants just the cutest?

And they are a snap to make with the Elephant Builder Punch! Why is it called “Builder” punch?
You can punch out the ears and an eye for both elephants.
Tune in Friday to see another card where I popped up the ears:)

The sentiments in Little Elephant make this an all-occasion stamp:

Celebrate your Big Day– that goes for birthdays, graduations, almost anything card

A Little Kindness is a Big Thing– Thank You card

Hello Little One– Baby card

To my Friend– just a generic card for whatever you need!

 

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SU Abstract Impressions Bundle

August 3, 2018

I got a card from my friend, Sarah, who used the butterfly
from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
It was so clean and eye-catching that I had to CASE it!

I loved how she used the NEW Big Shot Embossing Mats to create the bottom of the card.
The first thing I did was cut out the butterfly, then I did the bottom embossing as follows:
You just place the die on the cardstock, secure it in place with some Washi tape around the back -see photo below.

Now to emboss, use this sandwich from BOTTOM to TOP-

  1. 1. Big Shot platform,
    2. Acrylic Plate,
    3. Cardstock with die in place face down- see photo below,


4. Gray embossing mat,
5. White embossing plate

TIP: Always keep one CLEAN acrylic plate for times you have to put the “good” side down when using the Big Shot. It keeps the cardstock from getting the acrylic pad scratches etched in it. Has that ever happened to you?  With this mat embossing, it probably won’t etch your cardstock but when CUTTING with the cardstock good side face down, it can. You can protect the cardstock by putting a piece of copy paper down first if your acrylic plate is heavily used to hopefully keep those etched marks off your pretty card:)

Here is a comparison of the how deep the impression is with the two embossing mats-
the thicker gray one embossed this way:

the thinner blue one embossed this way:

 

I bet we agree that the thicker mat gave a nicer defined impression
but I can think of other times where a
less deep subtle impressed area would look nice, maybe on a larger background surface-
like the whole corner floral die that is in this bundle?

Here is the card I received from Sarah- thanks for the inspiration!

 

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$5 Off Bonus Days are back…Blended Seasons Bundle Available

August 1, 2018

Spend $5O in August and get a $5 off coupon good for
any Stampin’ Up Product Purchase in September! WooHoo!!

You must have an email address for the coupon to be sent.
When ordering, you will receive the email from SU with the Coupon Code
that you must keep safe, the code CAN NOT be resent if lost!

Stampin’ Up is releasing an exclusive bundle of seasonal stamps called

Blended Seasons and framelits called Stitched Seasons:

 

Note: Because my image is sized, the “You’re the friend” is 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ for reference.

Get them bundled at a 10% off Discount for 64.75!

I used the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set on the sentiment panel to dirty up the stark white.

Look at the detailed stitching on the dies…

AND…a new assortment of Colored Pencils is available now:

Items are Available until August 31 or while supplies last.

Order the Blended Seasons Bundle from me using the Hostess Code

JTXRXMRH

and receive a FREE roll of ribbon of your choice!
(The ribbon will be sent separately the first week of August)

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SU Floral Frames Bundle Embossing Tips Video

July 2, 2018

I made a wedding card this weekend that I need for September, good to work ahead, huh? However, I need two graduation cards sent out today…got to get working on those!

I have  a video for you with some tips on how to use the NEW Big Shot Embossing Mats
with the Foliage Frame Framelits:)

 

The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is just so beautiful!
Don’t forget the Buy Three, Get One FREE Sale going on now until July 31:)

I also love the Subtle Embossing Folder, it is like I have a whole new kind of paper made from my cardstock. It looks wonderful as an embossed layer, and it looks really cool when you run through a stamped panel using the folder!

Measurements:
Mossy Meadow Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side,
Mossy Meadow Foliage Frame: 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Very Vanilla: Inside 4″ x 5-1/4″, sentiment 2″ x 4″ circle and scallop
Petal Pink: outside panel 4″ x 5-1/4″, label 2″ x 3″
Petal Promenade DSP: 2″ x 5-1/4″
Gold Glimmer:1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
Vellum: 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″

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