Monthly Archives: July 2014

Crazy Kinda Love

2014_07_21IMG_3608 Love has really been in the air this year we have gone to more weddings this year then we have in the last several years combined.  This is a fun love card that I made for one of the showers I attended.  All stuff used on this card is available in the all new 2014-2015 Stampin Up annual catalog.  I started out using the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum #133363.  I used to struggle with using vellum because I did not like to see the adhesive thru the sheer vellum.  Now it is no problem when you use coordinating Washi Tape, Watercolor Wonder #133000 to secure it to the card base. From here I went a little whacky with embellishments.  I used the Just Sayin #133203 stampset and the coordinating Word Bubbles framelits #132968. The arrow was cut from a scrap DSP using the On Film framelit #132969 and the heart was punched using the Sweetheart punch #133786 and the little heart was punched from the Gold Foil Sheets #132622 using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787.  I was not sure how I liked this card when I finished it because it was way out of my normal comfort zone but the twenty something crowd at the bridal shower thought it was hip so that was good enough for me!

Leave a comment

Filed under Anniversary, Cards, Friendship, General, Valentine, Wedding

Very Very Vanilla

2014_07_20IMG_3607 For today’s card, I wanted to reintroduce the top note die #113463.  The top note was my first die I purchased from Stampin Up when I ordered the Big Shot.  With all the new framelits, sizzlits and dies that Stampin Up continues to introduce to tease us some of my old favorites get cast aside.  The top note is one that I believe is a true classic.  Anyway, since I pulled out an old die I thought I would use an old retired newsprint DSP as the background.  I then cut my top note and then added the embossed oval frame (now retired). I punched a vanilla Elegant Butterfly #127526 and added it beneath the stamped antenna from the Papillion Potpourri #123759 and a string of pearls for the body.  For the sentiment, I used the Itty Bitty Banners #126257 and coordinating Bitty Banners framelits #129267 and finished the card with a piece of gorgeous Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon #134550.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards

Oh Snap

2014_07_19Geometrical & Peachy keen 004-Too stepped up!!! Oh Snap today’s card is another card that is using some old Stampin Up products that are no longer available but it is a  super cute card that Cammie made.  For the main panel, Cammie used the Gorgeous Grunge #130517 stamp set to create the background and then she ran it through the Big Shot using the Arrows #132187 textured folder. For the cameras Cammie stamped them using the now retired Peachy Keen stampset and then matted them with gold foil #132622 cameras cut from the On Film #132969 framelits from the Stampin Up annual catalog. The gold arrow is also from the On Film framelits and serves as the anchor for the Hip Notes #133504 stamped sentiment.  The I Am me DSP with the cameras is now retired but was hand cut into a banner.  To add some extra fun, Cammie added a piece of the Watercolor Wonder Washi tape#133000, a bright button #130228 and gold Bakers twine #132975.

Leave a comment

Filed under Friendship, General

Blackberry Bliss

2014_07_18IMG_1620 For today’s card, I wanted to showcase the new in color, blackberry bliss.  I used a sheet of the Moonlight DSP paper stack #133701.   The Stampin Up DSP paper stacks sized perfectly for a card maker because they are  4 1/2 ” X 6 1/2 ” pieces of beautiful double sided paper.  Each paper stack comes in  paper 48 sheets of 12 doubled sided papers. For the main focal point of the card, I stamped the Happy Watercolor (now retired) flower and then used my Blackberry bliss ink and aqua painter pen to color in the flowers.  The sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations #126707. I added the panel to the inside of the On Film #132969 photo frame and added 3 rhinestones colored with the all new Rich Razzleberry blendabilites #131003.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Friendship, General

Moonlight Dahlia

2014_07_17IMG_1619 One of my favorite things in the Stampin Up catalog is their beautiful Designer Series Paper and I especially love the DSP paper stacks.  The DSP paper stacks are 48 sheets of 12 doubled sided 4 1/2 ” X 6 1/2 ” paper.  For todays card, I used a sheet of the Moonlight DSP #133701 that showcases 2 of the new Stampin Up in colors: Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.  I stamped the dahlia from the Regarding Dahlias #130327 in hello honey ink 2 times and then hand cut out the flower.  I added some leaves from the wonderfall stampset (no longer available).   I added a piece of lost lagoon #133672 3/8 inch stitched satin ribbon and the sentiment accented with a flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787.  I added a pearl that was colored with the daffodil blendabilites marker assortment #130998.

1 Comment

Filed under Cards, Friendship, General

Crisp Hello

2014_07_16IMG_1426 Today’s post is another card that I made with left overs laying on my table space.  Most of the stuff for this card is no longer available from Stampin Up but it features a pre-printed watercolor card that Stampin Up had available in the spring catalog. The crisp cantaloupe flower is from the now retired Happy watercolor  stamp set. I used the Deco Label framelits #130102 to anchor the cantaloupe circular sentiment.

Even though this watercolor card base is no longer available, Stampin Up sells many kits and card bases that you can use to add your own coordinating embellishments to suit the occasion.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Friendship, General

Gone but not forgotten

2014_07_15IMG_0895 For today’s post everything is retired and no longer available from Stampin Up but that does not mean it can’t be used.  As a matter of fact, I like bringing life back to some old stuff especially if it is lying around on my table.  It is sometimes easier to use it than find a place for it. I went for a monochromatic look on this card. The DSP on this card is from the Fresh Prints DSP paper stack and I hand cut a coordinating banner.  I used the Stampin Up square framelits #130921 to make the frame.  I added the sentiment and the bitty flower and accented with a basic pearl to complete the look.

Even though most the products are no longer available the layout of the card is simple and any paper and sentiments could be used to change the look.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Friendship, General

Little Blue box

2014_07_14IMG_0916 Every girls dream is to get a blue box from Tiffany’s with something sparkly.  So I made today’s card for my nieces wedding.  I thought the pool party cardstock was a good match to the “Tiffany blue”.  I used the Stampin Up square framelits #130921 to cut a window and a frame.  I used circle punches to make the rings from the silver foil #132178 and added a large rhinestone for the diamond.  No Tiffany’s box is complete without a white ribbon so I used the 5/8″ Organza ribbon to complete the card.

Leave a comment

Filed under Anniversary, Cards, Wedding

Too Kind

2014_07_13cello bag technique Today’s post is another technique that Cammie used to make the background on the main panel of this card.  She calls it the cellophane technique.  Disclaimer….. I have never done it but it sounds like fun and produces a different card everytime.   From what I understand you add ink refills to the cello bag and swish around and then smear it on the whisper white cardstock to create the unique background.  She then stamped the Flower from the Too Kind #130450 stampset from the Stampin Up annual catalog using the gold encore ink.  The panel was matted with  basic black cardstock and then added to the textured pool party base and three black strips.

To do the cello technique: Cut the sides from the cello bag.  Lay the bag on your work surface with the longer side on the bottom(this has the strip that is pulled off to seal the bag). Squirt 2-3 drops of the different colored re-inker on the cell bag randomly. Spritz with water two to three times.  Fold the shorter side of the cut bag up then smash the folded bag with your fingers.  Open the bag and place your whisper white paper on the ink and rub  the paper to transfer the ink to the paper.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Friendship, General

A Trio of Blooms

2014_07_12Blended Bloom X3 0012014_07_12Blended Bloom X3 002 Cammie loves to create her cards in multiples For today’s post she used the same layout and stamp sets but used her Stampin Up Blendabilities to change the look of the Blended Bloom # #135906. She handcut the banner from scrap DSP and then used the Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102 to serve as the anchor for her finished bloom.   The Blended Bloom stamp  was one of many stamps that were designed for the new Stampin Up catalog to use with the  new Stampin Up Blendabilities markers.  Cammie used the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler  and Rich Razzleberry blendabilities sets to create each flower and then cut them out.  The sentiment is from the Work of Art #134114 stampset.

Just in case you have not heard about the Stampin Up blendabilities craze- blendabilities are alcohol based ink markers that come in a family of 3- Light, medium and dark.  The blending with these pens is flawless and smooth.  As an added bonus the pens come in 12 colors and they match all the Stampin Up inks, cardstocks and embellishments.  Right now you can only purchase  6 color families (Coastal Cabana #131000, Cherry Cobbler #130995, Daffodil Delight #130998, Old Olive #130999, Pumpkin Pie #130997 and Rich Razzleberry #131003) and the Skin Tone assortment of 6 markers.  The other 6 colors will be available for purchase beginning on August 1.

Leave a comment

Filed under Cards, Friendship, General