We made this pretties at class last week. Everyone was so taken, as I was, with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and the intricate die cut from the So Detailed Thinlits.
I love how you can place the die cut in so many different ways…on top, on bottom, and even on the side vertically as you have probably seen on Pinterest. Such a pretty die that was super easy to cut out. And, oh my, what about those beautiful Falling in Love Embellishments…swoon.
So many sentiments from the So In Love stamp set fit in the Stitched Shapes oval die as seen below, and you can put them inside as well since each is a “a day to celebrate.”
I love how Stampin’ Up has incorporated sentiment fonts from various stamp sets
into a suite like they did with this one from SU Suite Sentiments.
Blessed wishes to you all this Good Friday morning as we ponder and reflect upon HIS sacrifice for us. I am so very grateful that God so loved us that he would give up his very own son for us. And that Jesus was obedient and suffered for our sins on the cross. The story never grows old, it is fresh every day for me, for you, and for anyone who desires to know him. May you have a joyous Easter weekend.
When I think of Jesus, I often think how my mom epitomizes so many of the beautitudes he taught us. She is truly a wonderful woman who raised me while quietly displaying a servant’s heart and an overflowing love I hope I have shown to my children. I just loved the sentiment in the SU Mother’s Love stamp set- a simple yet bold handwritten font – perfect for my mom. I decided to make her a “just because” card even though it is not actually Mother’s Day- we should celebrate moms everyday just like Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas should be a daily celebration!
I used the colors from ColourQ #285 this week. I did not have the retired colors Kiwi Kiss or Cool Caribbean so I subbed in Pear Pizzazz and Coastal Cabana.
This stamp set is a two-step stamp set with the option of adding a watercolor look with the “fill in” stamps. For this reason, you may decide upon the photopolymer stamps for the ease of two-step stamping. If you are a die-hard block stamper, just use your trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect alignment. I also pulled out my Large Scallop Edgelit- I had not used it in a while and forgot how it adds a great touch to a card!
You could also so easily and beautifully color with your Aquapainters and Blender pens. On this card, I chose to color in my flowers and leaves with my Blendabilities (sniff, sniff- love them.) Look at all the stamps in the set…I added in the butterfly from the SAB set, Nature’s Perfection- I thought it was perfect with the stamps! So, if you got it during Sale-a-Bration this year, you can pair it with this stamp set:)
Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Crumb Cake- a great color combo!
I had just used the cute SU Kraft Boxes (# 124106) at class this week with red felt spiral cut flowers for a Mother’s Day gift box. I decided I wanted to use the box and 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon as my Crumb Cake color for this challenge. We used classic red and black for our mothers but my mind went to my daughter who is graduating in one week from today with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I wanted to make a fresh and trendy gift box for her so I decided to use Bermuda Bay, Real Red, and the Polka Dotted Kaleidoscope DSP. I also used a new stamp set called @So Social that will be in the upcoming catalog available for order on June 2 It is soooooooo cute! It was given out as a Prize Patrol at the Catalog Premier last week. It has 21 different trendy hashtags and @ greetings. The Word Window and Modern Label Punches worked well to highlight the on trend sentiments. My daughter will be impressed with how hip it is!
Below is the gift box we made at class this week for Mother’s Day that inspired me to make another one for my daughter. We used the classic SU Modern Medley DSP. The SU Spiral Flower Bigz Die (# 129379) is AMAZING! It cuts out beautifully, and felt is so unbelievably easy to wind around making these beautiful roses in seconds! The Delicate Doily Sizzlet L Die (# 126999) is still available on the Retired List. We used SU Teeny Tiny Wishes and SU Label Love cut out with the Modern Label Punch on this one.
Two different looks using the same idea- something classic for an older lady and something trendy for the younger lady! Of course, it could go either way for either lady, too.
A little tip: to keep the burlap ribbon attached to the box without permanently adhering it, I used velcro dots so the box can be opened and even recycled again for another gift:)
Happy Monday, friends! I fell in love again with the SU Secret Garden stamp set this weekend. It is just so pretty and comes with framelits that make cutting a breeze! I peeked over at Freshly Made Sketches # 129 and was inspired to make this card for my mommy.
STAMPS: SU Secret Garden, SU Delightful Dozen
INK: SU Regal Rose, SU Pink Pirouette, SU Wild Wasabi
PAPER: SU Regal Rose, SU Wild Wasabi, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Secret Garden Framelits
I have seen this set stamped with the smaller flower inside the bigger one a few places but Brandy Cox stands out as the one I saw first. Thanks for the inspiration;)
I wanted to wish everybody who is still up a Happy Mother’s Day today! Jim and I spent a wonderful day with our moms and extended family. Now, the food is put away, the dishwasher is running, and I had a moment to share a card a thoughtful husband of one of my stamping friends got from me for his sweet wife for Mother’s Day. I used the SU Stippled Blossoms to create a 9 inch by 4 inch card that fit in a neat chocolate/espresso colored envelope tied with a pretty pink bow with a gift certificate inside: