Father’s Day

Stampin’ Up! Whiskey Business

June 22, 2020

Here is the Father’s Day card I made for my hubby yesterday…
although he mostly enjoys wine not whiskey…lol.

I used the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. Each sheet has photographic images of wood, tile, stone, and other textural cloth elements. I LOVE the top portion on this card- isn’t is just awesome? I colored my whiskey with a So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker then colored over it with Light Soft Suede Blend to get a good whiskey color. My ice cubes are just colored with the So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker.

I added a little bling with some Gilded Gems that really look nice in person.
I love the sentiments in the set. All of them are so cool!

Now…I have to  get to work to make him a birthday card…it’s only three days away!!!

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Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air Bundle

June 2020

I finally used my Stampin’ Up! Mountain Air Bundle that carried over as a bundle in the NEW 2020-2021 catalog! I did a clean and simple card for a test run…

The Card base is the NEW Misty Moonlight. Seaside Spray looks so beautiful with it, don’t you think? Going with more subtle colors, I chose Pear Pizzazz as my green and Very Vanilla as my neutral. I have not used Very Vanilla in a long time!  My resident art critic said I should have had some water on the lower part of the card. I said…what a great idea- water, trees and mountains! Will have to play around some more with that idea!

Sometimes, I just need to get my hands on the stamps and dies to create my initial card, and then I get inspiration to try other designs. Need some more ideas…check out the Stampin’ Up! Home Office Video. George did a fine job of showing this versatile REVERSIBLE stamp set!

You can find the sentiment in the Blossom of Blooms  stamp set. Remember this card using Misty Moonlight and Pear Pizzazz? The colors go so well together!

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Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! By the Dock Bundle Easel Card Video Tutorial

May 6, 2020

Yeah, I kinda like the Stampin’ Up! By the Dock Bundle…this time it became an easel card.

I used Seaside Spray for my blue on this card and a bright green Granny Apple Green. I think it really worked with the Night of Navy Frame and the So Saffron sun. Believe me when I tell you I sometimes try a lot of different colors to see which ends up to my liking. Frequently,  I change it days later. I first had a Daffodil Delight sun but liked So Saffron better…no rhyme or reason…just liked it better. Do you ever do that?

 Well, anyhoo, here’s a video showing how easy it is to make an easel card and some little tips using the Stitched Shapes and Rectangle Dies. Please forgive the shadows at the end of the video when my light went out…thankfully, the bulb was just loose in the socket. I should have just reached up to check it! But then it would have been hot… and I might have burnt myself…and my hands would have been compromised…and maybe I could not stamp for awhile…and we would not want that to happen!


So, what about the boat? Are you Team Crumb Cake or Team Real Red?

Card Base: 4-1/8″ x 11″ scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side
Night of Navy Frame: Largest Stitched Rectangle 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″
Stitched Rectangle to die cut the grass and sky is 2-5/8″ x 4″
Granny Apple Green grass: 3″ wide  x  2-1/2″ tall
Seaside Spray sky: 3″ wide  x 4-1/4″ tall
Crumb Cake/Real Red boat: 2-1/2″ square
Soft Suede dock: 3-1/4″ square, inside: 2″ x 4″ for sentiment
So Saffron sun: 2″ square
Whisper White inside: Largest Stitched Rectangle 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″, sentiment: 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

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Stampin’ Up Nature’s Beauty with Rooted in Nature

October 4, 2019

I am on a nature kick lately…
playing with neutrals and some of the beautiful animal images Stampin’ Up offers us.

I was inspired by Australian Demo Kylie Bertucci. Here is her card:

I stamped the Crumb Cake front panel with the Stampin’ Up Rooted in Nature stamp set. The log and the leaves were stamped in Soft Suede and the little branches of leaves were stamped with Early Espresso to coordinate with the card base and sentiment. I was going to put a layer around my focal image of the animals but then thought…dang, I can use my Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out an opening and get to see the outside decorative stitching left on the panel and then inlay the deer image with dimensionals leaving a dark border around it made from the existing card base! Now, I have another stamped die cut rectangle to make something with…you know I will…sooner or later…let’s hope it is sooner;)

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Stampin’ Up Rustic Retreat

August 5, 2019

I thought it was about time for a masculine card…
but then my sister-in-law would love this buck come November!

Did you notice the custom sizes of the Stitched Rectangle Dies? In the past, I have made some of my dies sand punches cut in different sizes by just lining up the cutting edge of the dies on an already cut piece of cardstock. But, this was the first time I did it with my Stitched Rectangles…oh my gosh…it was so easy because the stitches on the die fall right into the already cut stitches! So there you have it…those Stitched Rectangles have just grown even more versatile!!!

Some great images in the Stampin’ Up Rustic Retreat stamp set:

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