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SU Serene Garden Sneak Peek

May 16, 2018

There is a beautiful new bundle in the upcoming catalog with a very appropriate name-
it is called Serene Garden. It is so lovely.
I used it to make this sympathy card with the new soft colors of Soft Seafoam and Petal Pink.

I love this bundle not only for its images but also for the ability to cut them out with coordinating dies. But, the part I really love is the corner “embossing” die! Isn’t that just awesome? We have a new embossing mat coming out for the Big Shot that I just ordered- I wonder how different it will look when I use it?

The colors are subtle on this card as I wanted a soothing palette for a sympathy card but the popped up flowers add that little bit of texture and dimension to finish of the card. We also have a new All Occasion stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings coming out that can stand in for the retiring Teeny Tiny Wishes (I love them both- two that are necessary in my stamping room). And…the little die from the Lakeside Framelits is just the ticket for cutting out the little sentiments! A few little pearls on the ends adds a little texture as well.

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

My May Online Order gift: a FREE DSP Sampler
with (6) 4″ x 6″sheets of the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper
to any $40 ONLINE order* made in May! It will mail June 1-4!
Please use the Current Hostess Code at the top of my blog header.

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Taking a second look at a card…SU Hold on to Hope

February 28, 2018

This is a NEW post…read on…

So, I made this card, I liked it, and I posted it…remember?


And then…I kept looking at it and wondered what was off…do you ever do that?

Aha! I mistakenly thought the ribbon was black with silver in it
(late night stamping can do that)
…well, the Sale-a-bration Shimmer Ribbon is gray! So I revamped my card…

Isn’t it a totally different look?
I still like the black on the card, but prefer the Basic Gray card base!
What do you think?

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NEW Sale-a-bration Items! and SU Hold on to Hope

February 16, 2018

Happy Friday, friends!

Starting today and running through March 31, 2018-
more items have been added to the Sale-a-bration Line-Up!
You can see them HERE.
You can get the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set or
the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper  FREE for a $50 purchase.

 

And for a $100 purchase, you can  get the Blossoming Basket Bundle:)

I also wanted to share  a “Celebration” card  with you using the Hold on to Hope stamp set.
I used the Sale-a-bration Shimmer Ribbon- the silvery shimmer on the black paired well with the
rhinestones in the middle of the flowers made from the Tree Builder Punch!

I call it a “celebration” card because you get to pick the celebration…
is it a birthday? a graduation? a baptism? a christening?
a confirmation? or may be even a bridal shower?

Don’t you just love those little corner images?
I can see those cuties adorning many a card in the future!

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

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SU Hold on to Hope Bridge Fold Card Video Tutorial

January 29, 2018

Hello, friends!
I have another fun fold video for you today using the
Hold on to Hope Bundle found in the Occasions Catalog.

Here is how you create a  Bridge Fold Card:

Notice the framelit that cut out the fancy cross below is an additional one that does not coordinate with any image-
how nice to have that, huh? I inlaid the cross in the cut out I made with another die after stamping the foliage.

Here is a simple way to finish off the back to write a message of encouragement or sympathy.

The Hold on to Hope Stamp Set is a versatile one that offers a variety of uses
because of these two sentiments-

You can use this stamp set for many occasions like
a Birthday, a Graduation, a Christening, a Baptism, a Confirmation,
a Holy Communion, or even a Bridal Shower!

Measurements:

Tranquil Tide Card Base- 4-1/4″ x 8″, scored at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 5-1/2″, and 6-3/4″

Tranquil Tide Bridge- 1″ x 5-1/2″, Whisper White 3/4″ x 5-1/4″

Fresh  Florals DSP- 1″ x 4″ (x2)

Stitched Shapes Oval- 3″ x 3-1/2″, Tranquil Tide Oval Scallop 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″

Middle Whisper White Panel & Back of Card- 2-3/4″ x 4″

Cross Die Cut- 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

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SU Come to Bethlehem

Silhouette is the cue word for CASology # 61  this week. I immediately knew I wanted to use a favorite stamp set of mine…SU Come to Bethlehem. I think this silhouette is best showcased  CAS so I simply sponged a blue oval on my white card base and then stamped the image adorned with a solitary rhinestone.

SU Come to Bethlehem Side View
SU Come to Bethlehem Silhouette

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Come to Bethlehem
INK: SU Midnight Muse, SU Pastels Chalks
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Midnight MUse
ACCESSORIES: SU Rhinestones
TOOLS: SU Ovals Framelit for negative to sponge

Week 61 - Silhouette