Birthday Card

SU Better With You

June 22, 2018

How many of you took notice of the BEAUTIFUL bird on page 169 of the Annual Catalog?
Isn’t it just so calming and peaceful? Perfect image for so many occasions and
for The Paper Papers Challenge # 398– Birds!

I could not wait to get it and try the watercoloring technique that SU explains on that page. I did watercolor it but I am still working on it. Want to see some gorgeous watercoloring painting? Check out my friend, Jodi McKinney’s blog at  She is a lovely person to follow:)

I will have to channel my inner Jodi and finish it up! Instead of watercoloring, I pulled out my favorite tools- my stampin’ blends! I am not a great shader etc. but I feel like an artist when I use my alcohol markers that perfectly match my SU cardstock, dsp, and inks. No having to buy tons of different shades of other brand markers to find a match with my SU stuff! So glad I never got into that- I would have bought so many markers!!! Instead, I just play with my stampin’ blends knowing that they fit my needs:)

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SU Tropical Chic Corner Pop Up Fun Fold Video

June 18, 2017

I have a Corner Pop Up Fun Fold for you today using the Tropical Chic Suite.

And just how did I do it? How about a video to show you?

Here is the card closed:

Here it is as you open it up :

Here it is opened up and it would look like this as it closes as well:

Here it is completely opened:

Granny Apple Green Card Cardstock Base: 8-1/2″ Square, scored into 4 equal quandrants and one diagonal, 1-1/2″ x 4 for HB sentiment inside, 3″ square for leaf die cut on outside
Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 3″ square for leaf die cut on outside
Tropical Chic Designer Series Paper: Outside and Inside 4″ Square, 3-3/4″ Square cut into two triangles for pocket (save one for another card)
Whisper White Cardstock: Sentiment on front 1/2″ x 3-1/2″, 3-1/4″ square for stamped panel inside cut out with Stitched Shapes Square, HB Sentiemnt 1-1/4″ x 4″, Scraps for two flowers on front and one on pocket, 3-3/4″ Square cut into two triangles for pocket (save one for another card), Scraps for two leaves on pocket

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Check out this older post showing another Corner Pop Up Fun Fold Card
I made with a written tutorial.


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SU Tropical Chic

June 15, 2018

I am in LOVE with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper!
Tropical leaves in the NEW Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce are
complemented perfectly with Blushing Bride.  And classic black and white are added, too!

I used a simple lined pattern that had Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green
and Shaded Spruce on this card because it was leftover from another project coming
out on Monday…make sure to come back to see the video!

I wanted to make a birthday card so I used sentiments from Beautiful Day and Dragonfly Dreams
on this card. I die cut some neat leaves to surround the sentiment.
A little fun for the inside, too…

The stamp images are awesome and the framelits are great!!! Take a look…

See you on Monday with a Fun Fold using this bundle!

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SU Love What You Do Center Step Card

June 8, 2018

I made another Center Step Card using the SU Love What You Do stamp set
with the lovely Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.
You can see my Center Step Card video tutorial HERE.

I used a sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set and die cut it with the Layering Ovals.

Aren’t those Share What You Love Artisan Pearls just so perfect! I love the colors they come in…make sure you take a look at them in the catalog…so pretty:)

If you have a birthday this week, consider this is for you, Gorgeous!

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SU Graceful Glass Vellum with Painted Glass Sneak Peek

May 30, 2018

I got out my Stampin’ Blends and my Graceful Glass Vellum DSP to play last week. I turned over the vellum to the “not good side” and colored it with Dark Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Cherry Cobbler.I set it aside to dry until morning. When I returned, it was just okay so I colored it again a second time and WOW!

This photo is not enhanced and look how bright and bold the colors are colored twice!
I used the Everyday Label tag punch to make the Bermuda Bay tag. Then I stamped the sentiment on a 1″ wide piece of Whisper White, centered it, and punched it out. I adhered the white strip to the tag and added some Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes.
I think the lines of the label work well with the font and the stained glass design.


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