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SU Painted Harvest

 

September 15, 2017

I think this may be the hottest item in the new catalog!

~The Painted Harvest Bundle~

My stamping girls certainly loved it at class last week!

A few gals actually said the DSP was missing in their kits. then I showed them how they were going to make it! However, there is an absolutely beautiful sunflower patterned paper in the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper🙂

Have you seen all the combinations of colors- yellows, purples, blues-that people have been using on Pinterest?  We used this color combination at our Demo meeting- Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso for the flowers and  Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green for the leaves. To add a little more detail, my friend Linda Heller had us slide a Soft Sky ink spot over the Very Vanilla cardstock before we stamped.

It was super easy to create this fun fold card- just cut off 1-1/4″ of the Early Espresso card base and then…use it for the banner! No waste- ask my girls, I always show them how to get the most out of their cardstock! I used the coordinating leaf punch that comes in the bundle to punch out the leaves for the banner. The 1/4″ Copper Trim finished the banner off wonderfully! Oh, and we jazzed it up with some Wink of Stella on the flower centers.

Here’s a story of  how God is in the details- I was going to a Girlfriend’s Luncheon last Sunday that my most precious friend Donna has every year. I wanted to give her something to let her know she is appreciated far more than any thing or any words can express. I happened to be out and picked up this sweet watering can of greens and flowers as an example of how she is just “pure sunshine” to anyone who meets her. When I got home, I decided I was going to make her a card with the Painted Harvest stamp set. Little did I realize that this one matched perfectly in color, style, and occasion! I mean, so perfect that I should take some cards down to that shop to go with the gift!!!

 

A little tip using this two step stamping stamp set- I found it easier to stamp the dark flower first than the lighter one even though the lighter one is bigger. I also stamped the veined darker green leaf first, too. It was much easier to see the dark ink and stamp the light ink on top of it. I have heard people suggest stamping the middle of the flower first but did not want to risk not having room for the petals and leaves later.

I also masked off  a bit of the leaf stem by rubbing ink off with my finger so the leaves appear to be coming out from under the sunflower- your choice it looks great either way:)

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SU Dragonfly Dreams Bundle Inlay Technique

March 13, 2017

We made this card at our Dragonfly Dreams Product Class this month.

It uses an inlay technique.

  • First, I stamped the three blue swoshes from the Work of Art stamp set in Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Dapper Denim ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  • I then die cut the string of dragonflies out of that stamped panel and set it aside.
  • I then die cut two more strings of dragonflies from two more pieces of Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  • I adhered the stamped panel with the “hole” left from the dragonflies to a same sized piece of Whisper White cardstock to close up the “hole.”
  • Next, I inlaid one of the whites strings of dragonflies into the “hole” using dabs of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • I layered another white string of dragonflies onto the first white inlaid string.
  • Then I finished off the technique by adhering the die cut blue dragonflies on top of the two white strings of white dragonflies.

 It has a neat layered effect on the card. I hope you can see it here:

It is hard to see but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the swooshes and a few scattered rhinestones.
A few stamps of the dots on the top and bottom finish off the inside of the card:)

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Triple Time Stamping with SU Paisleys and Posies

November 15, 2016

I pulled out an oldie but goodie technique called Triple Time Stamping that I thought would be fun to do with the SU Paisleys and Posies Bundle. I used some trendy colors- Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, and Rich Razzleberry with Very Vanilla as a neutral card base.

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When I was looking for the measurements for this card, I checked way back to a post from June 2013 when I did a card with the retired SU Wonderfall stamp set. It was quite simple when we did it at class but I remember how impressed my class and I were with the technique. And, I have to say, just last month, we were all still impressed with the technique! Here is the card from 2013:

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So, how do you make one yourself? Here is a tutorial:

Triple Time Stamping Instructions for an A2 sized card-

You can use any stamp set!
The dimensions for the stamped and bordered cardstock  on the Paisleys and Posies Card above are as follows:
  Very Vanilla (VV) to bordered colored cardstock (Emerald Envy on this card). 
     2″ x 3 ¼ ” to  2 1/4 ” x 3 ½ ”
    3″ x 4 ¼ ” to  3 1/4” x 4 ½ ”
                               4″ x 5 ¼ ” to  5 1/2” x 8 ½ ” (folded card)

1. Place a small dab of SU Two-way glue in the center of each Very Vanilla (VV) cardstock (CS) and let dry so it becomes tacky. You can also use a bit of repositionable tape, just remember you will be taking each piece apart in the end.
2. Using the tackiness of the glue or repositionable tape, center the smallest VV CS on the medium sized VV CS. Then center the medium-sized one onto the largest VV CS.
3. Firmly stamp the Paisley images in Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon inks over all three VV CS pieces that are tacked together. You will notice a break in the image around where the papers end but this will be covered up once you mount it on the Emerald Envy base that goes between each VV stamped piece.
4. Carefully separate the three VV CS pieces and mount the largest one on the Emerald Envy card base.
5. Place the medium sized VV CS onto its corresponding Emerald Envy border and mount to the card base with the stamped Paisley images matching up.
6. Mount the smallest VV CS stamped image onto theEmerald Envy CS.
7. Mount the smallest bordered image onto the medium-sized bordered image and add the die cut flourish with a metal rimmed pearl. 

If you have not tried triple-time stamping, I encourage you to do one- it still WOWs me!

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SU Acorny Thanks for CPC Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64

October 2, 2016

I love playing around with gold accents like

the SU Gold Foil Paper and the 1/4″ Natural Trim Ribbon…

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I created this card using the SU Acorny Thanks and Vintage Leaves stamp sets for the

Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64  this month over at

Craft Project Central using the sketch provided by Monika Davis:

You can play along too with the Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Card Challenge over at Craft Project Central starting today, October 2 up until October 31.

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For every ten cards submitted, we’ll pick one winner of a free month subscription here on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! So if we have 15 submissions this month we’ll randomly pick one winner from all submissions*. If we have 40 submissions we’ll randomly pick four winners from all submissions*, and so on! We really want to give away some free subscriptions, so please do join our challenge!!
We would love to see what you come up with this month!

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October 2016 Craft Project Central #1

October 1, 2016

I am happy to be participating in another issue of Craft Project Central.

Craft Project Central is your one stop shop for creative project ideas- a place where you can subscribe monthly to get complete instructions for 10 projects from talented designers using only current Stampin’ Up products so you can create the projects you see.

All for a great price, too- only $10 for everything that month!! Check it out HERE.

Throughout this month I will be sharing  sneak peeks of all of October’s projects. So get ready to be inspired. I would like to introduce one of the beautiful project tutorials you will be getting this month by Julie Warnick.

Fabulous Fall Centerpiece Ensemble

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Welcome autumn into your home with this Fabulous Fall Centerpiece! First you will learn how to create a glimmering pumpkin that is the perfect focal point for your table or mantle. Next you will make two coordinating candles that accent the pumpkin beautifully. A sprinkling of autumn leaves and 3-D acorns add just the right touch to your fall décor. And to top it off, there is a darling card that can be framed, given away or adapted to make name markers for your Thanksgiving table. This ensemble is simple to make and will add something special to your home this season!