Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Layering Alphabet Card Share

Hi Friends!

Whew, what a busy weekend!  On Friday night and Saturday I held my Annual Retired Stampin' Up! Garage Sale. I advertise it as a Craft Supply Garage Sale, and you would be amazed at the number of people who walked in the driveway, looked around, and commented "oh, no fishing gear?" or "no tools?".  LOL  I guess one person's craft supply idea is not another person's.

We had a great time and I was so happy to see the rain held off until it was almost over.  Lots and lots of wonderful treasures left my stash and were adopted by other avid crafters of all ages. I got to meet some new people, and visit briefly with others.

Then a quick lunch and off to the Father's Day Coffee and Cards at our local Full Of Beans Play Cafe.  It was geared for children to make Father's Day cards, but ended up being the Moms who crafted and the children played.  Except for our local Grandsons who each wanted to make a card for Dad!  I shared the cards in THIS POST.  There was some mixing and matching going on, and I loved seeing the creativity come out and the creations complete and ready for Father's Day.

Last night I had a great group of Ladies over for a pot luck dinner and crafty night.  Here is the card we created ....

I wanted to show them how easy it is to use the Layering Alphabet dies.  The most difficult part of this card is getting the letters lined up straight.  So I came up with a fix for that.  I cut all the pieces bigger than necessary, then we die cut them.  We lined the letters up on top of the Poppy Parade 5-1/4 x 4  piece. Once they lined up and we were happy with them, then you just flip the stack of paper over and hand cut around the poppy parade piece.  Voila! You have perfectly lined letters and the pieces the correct size to layer onto your card base.

It's a bit difficult to try to explain, so maybe I will do a brief video at some point showing how it works.  Meanwhile, here are the cardstock sizes for you:

Thick Whisper White - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored in half for the base
Poppy Parade - 5-1/4 x 4
Pineapple Punch - 5-1/4 x 4-1/4
Lemon Lime Twist - 4-1/2 x 4-1/4
Bermuda Bay - 3-5/8 x 4-1/4
Pacific Point - 2-7/8 x 4-1/4
Night Of Navy - 2-1/2 x 4-1/4
Whisper White - 2 x 7/8
Champagne Foil - 1/2 x 4
Silver Baker's Twine 1" (balloon string)

I used the Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday but only inked up the Birthday part, and the texture on the right balloon is put on the champagne foil with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  A snowflake from Seasonal Layers dies is also cut out of champagne foil to put some texture on the left balloon.

I can't wait to make more cards using this alphabet.  There is a matching stamp set as well, and although I didn't use it on this project, I did on a baby card I created. I will share that soon.  The stamp set is called Lined Alphabet and here is what the bundle looks like ...

A list of supplies can be found under my signature.  Just click on any of the images to go to my Online Store where you can see what is available, or place an order. Or you can EMAIL ME and I am happy to help you place and order, place the order for you, or answer any questions you might have.

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Thank you for spending time with me today. I hope your day is filled with many, many Blessings!
Have a Crafty Day!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sitting Pretty Bundle Video Share

Hi Friends!

One of the great new bundles in the 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is Sitting Pretty.

Here is what it looks like ....

I just want to sit on one of those benches and read a good book, or look at nature!  Do you see the cobblestone die?  It embosses only, and when you use the new Embossing Mats, does it ever make a beautiful job of making the cobblestones stand out.  And just look at that cute Bulldog and Squirrel!

Here's the video on this amazing bundle ....

If this video disappears, CLICK HERE to watch it on youtube. Please EMAIL ME so I can pop back in and reset the video too!

I will be back later this week to share a card or two I made with this bundle.

Have a Crafty Day filled with Many Blessings!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Manly Moments - May Paper Pumpkin Kit - Alternative Cards

Hi Friends!

My apologies for not blogging yesterday, and being late today. I was in the middle of setting up for my Annual Retired Stampin' Up! Garage Sale.  What a lot of work garage sales are, but I am happy to say I am ready!!!  Everything is out on table and ready to go in the morning.

It is supposed to rain here tomorrow, but I have some canopies coming to keep the rain of the precious items.  I hope the customers come too!

Tomorrow I am also doing a Childrens Father's Day Card Class at our local Play Cafe ....  Full Of Beans.  There are some kids signed up, and we are going to have a stamping good time.  I decided to use the May Paper Pumpkin kit called Manly Moments (how great is that of Stampin' Up! to provide me with the card kits all prepped and ready to go???).  I did a few changes to them, but I think the kids are going to love them.

Here are the cards I created ...

On the one above I added the flying birds from High Tide in Memento Black. Then I offset the sentiment piece so we could see the birds.

For this one, I turned it on it's side.  Then stamped the big single tree from Rooted In Nature in Mossy Meadow, then added the same birds in Memento black.  The sentiment piece is over to the right of the wood grain panel.  I adhered the flag with Father's Day on it, right to the chevron shaped background.  I wanted to have the flag piece over hanging the edge of the wood grain side, and this is how I got away with not adhering the right edge of the flag piece to the cardstock.  It worked out quite well, don't you think?

The paper pumpkin kits come with everything you need to make the cards as presented from Stampin' Up! except for double sided tape adhesive (you even get the dimensionals).  I just added a few extras to give the children a couple of options. They will be able to choose and mix and match everything.

Stampin' Up! has announced that the June Paper Pumpkin kit will coordinate with the Broadway Bound Suite on pages 68 and 69 of the new 2018 Annual Catalogue.  So, once you are done with the kit, you will be able to purchase products from this suite to continue using it!  How cool is that?

You only have until June 10th (that's this Sunday) to sign up for the monthly kit delivered right to your door, and get the kit that coordinates with the suite above.

CLICK HERE to go to the Paper Pumpkin website and sign up now!
Or, please EMAIL ME if you have any questions, or would like help to place an order!

Have a Crafty Day filled with Many Blessings!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Serene Garden Card Share

Hi Friends!

One of my favourite bundles in the new 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is Serene Garden.  It is made up of the Serene Garden stamp set and coordinating Garden Scene Dies .....

The first time going through the catalogue (because of course there has been many, many, many times going through it by now LOL) this bundle caught my eye.  I just love the clean lines, and clear images, not to mention the subject of course.  This is different from anything we have had in the catalogues so far.  The big die you see on the right side (second down from the top) is an embossing die. It does not cut, just embosses, and you can use it with or without the matching stamp. Then the die you see at the top on the right cuts out some of the leaves from either the stamp set or the embossing die!  Can you imagine???? How versatile is that?

The images lend themselves to colouring in many mediums so easily. I used Stampin' Blends for this card, but left some of the white showing when I coloured the leaves. Then I used the Colour Lifter to remove some of the intensity of the Rich Razzleberry on the flowers - just on the tops of each set of petals.  I really wanted to use the new Tufted embossing folder, but that wasn't on our pre-order list, so I will have to wait a bit to use it.  This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest by Ann Schach. I changed a couple of things to make it my own.  Then I used some of the new Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to finish it off.

To colour the dove I put some Smoky Slate ink onto an acrylic block, then picked it up very lightly with Wink Of Stella and coloured where I thought shadows might be.  Oh my, it makes my heart happy to see this card!  We will be making it later this morning at my weekly Stamp Crafts class with the Sunshine Club Seniors.

A list of supplies can be found below my signature, just click on any of them to go to my Canadian online store to order this bundle for you.  During June, if you place a minimum $60 online order through me and use my Current Host Code (located on the right side of my blog up near the top in a brightly coloured box) I will send you some of the Artisan Pearls for free as my Thank You! (if you don't already have a Demonstrator that is).

EMAIL ME and I am happy to help you place your order!
Have a Crafty Day filled with Many Blessings!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Rooted In Nature Video Share

Hi Friends!

On Friday I shared a card I created with the Rooted In Nature stamp set. Today I have a video by Stampin' Up! on this bundle for you.....

If the video disappears, please CLICK HERE to go to youtube to watch it.

This bundle is now available to order from the new 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

CLICK HERE to go to my Canadian Online Store and see all the new products, you are going to love them!
CLICK HERE to see my blog post from Friday and the beautiful card I shared.

I hope you have a Crafty Day filled with Many Blessings!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sitting Pretty - What's New At Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Hi Friends!

I am happy that you are joining us for our hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will feature products from the Brand New 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today!

My card uses the brand new bundle "Sitting Pretty".  It consists of the Sitting Pretty stamp set and matching Pretty Park dies.....

I used some White Embossing Paste coloured with a couple of drops of Smoky Slate reinker to make the background.   When it dried, I used the Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some sparkle, but it is hard to see in this picture.  Then I embossed under the bench with the cobblestone die that comes in the Pretty Park die set.

I love how Stampin' Up! left some white areas in the plant, don't you?  This is a 2 step stamp image. First I stamped the outline of the leaves, then I added the colour part.  The white areas really highlight the airy quality of the plant.  The bench is die cut out of some of the Wood Textures designer series paper, and the branches above the plant are from the new Rooted In Nature stamp set.  The sentiment from Varied Vases is die cut using a die from Lakeside dies, and the bird and squirrel belong to Sitting Pretty as well.  A lot of new products on this card, and boy do I love all of them! The background piece of cardstock is Soft Sea Foam, and I can see this one is going to be one of my vary favourite colours in this catalogue.  I layered it onto a Thick Whisper White card base along with some Mossy Meadow which is a returning colour to our catalogue.

Please continue on along the blog hop.  I am sure you will find some amazing projects ...



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Have a Crafty Day filled with Many Blessings!

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