Archive | March 2018

Happy Easter with Blossoming Basket

Hello Stampers.  It’s Easter already…time just flies by.  In honor of Sale-A-Bration ending tomorrow (March 31) I’m using the beautiful SAB Free item Blossoming Basket. I’m sure I’ll be using this long after SAB ends…and for years to come. 

 

Don’t you love the Basket Weave Embossing Folder that comes with the Blossoming Basket! When I use it again I’ll leave more of the Basket Weave showing so that the recipient can enjoy the texture more.

 

Of course I used our wonderful Stampin’ Blends to color the basket and flowers. Notice how nicely the light and dark Blends work?  I stamped the image with Crumb Cake and I really like the light outline it gives. I think that a black outline is just too dark for my taste. 

Did you notice the shadow under the white piece? I popped up the whole piece with Foam Adhesive Strips. It really adds to the dimension.

 

Stampin’ Up Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Blossoming Basket (SAB), You’re Inspiring

Ink – Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, So Saffron

Accessories – Basket Weave Embossing Folder (SAB), Foam Adhesive Strips, Stampin’ Blends

 

This is the basic card…I think I might add some bling and/or ribbon to “jazz” it up.  I usually make cards for my classes that are basic and then have some embellishments available for my stamping friends to add to their creations.  Some of the gals changed the direction of the layout from landscape to portrait and it looked great.  Also some cut down the white with the basket so that more of the embossing folder would show. 

Try this card and change it up and be creative. Then send me an email with the photo of your creation and I will definitely post it.

Saved the best photo for last!

Have a wonderful week and Happy Stamping!    Donna 🙂

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Celebrate You

Hello Stampers!  What a crazy weather week we’ve all had! The poor East Coast…getting hit again with snow storms and the West Coast is being pounded with rain (hooray…rain is always needed here on the West Coast). While we’re all staying close to home is a great time to design some cards. 

We made this card in my last class and I think the fold will be used over and over again. I got this great idea from Dawn Griffith. It looks difficult to make but it really isn’t. 

I decided we needed to use some of the Sale A Bration items so I chose Celebrate You Thinlits and Beautiful Peacock.  Keep in mind that Sale A Bration ends March 31st. It just so happens that the Celebrate You Thinlits will be carried over to the new Annual Catalog that will come out on June 1st.

This is the front…you can see there are endless ways to design this front piece.

I used the shadow affect with the black letters in back and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper in the front.

 

This is the surprise…two pockets – one for your sentiment and the other for a gift card. I love it! The best part is that this whole card is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″.

 

 

Super gift card card…right!

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – SAB Beautiful Peacock

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Black, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Fresh Florals DSP, Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories – SAB Celebrate You Thinlits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Rather than try to explain how I did this card I’ll give you Dawn’s site since she does an awesome job explaining it. You will notice that my card is different in places…I didn’t use ribbon to close it, etc.

https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2018/03/celebrate-pocket-card-video.html

 

Do try this card out…it’s fun!

Happy Stamping until next Friday!     Donna

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Playful Panda

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (a day early)! 

 

I used that great hexagon punch and scraps of DSP to create the background and the hearts punch to create the 4-leaf clover. It’s made of  retired products but sometimes you just can’t part with them.

 

I also have an adorable card using the Party Pandas from Sale-A-Bration. Unfortunately this awesome sale ends on March 31st so if you have your eye on a particular item in the Sale-A-Bration brochures now is the time to act.

I got this idea for the Panda card from another card I had seen and for the life of me I can’t find it again and forgot to write down the creator’s name. I always like to give credit where credit is due but I sketched this so long ago. 

 

These little Pandas are just so cute. I’ll be keeping this set for a long time! I used the Color Theory DSP in thin strips to represent the bamboo for these little fellows. I used this card as a birthday card but it could be for friendship or a note card. 

I found to get the best black for the pandas I used the Archival Basic Black rather than Memento Tuxedo Black. The Archival was a deeper black. Warning…you need to let it dry thoroughly…or it will smudge.

Have a safe St. Patrick’s Day!  Happy Stamping!      Donna

Heartfelt Blooms Birthday

Hello Fellow Stampers! I’m a little late with my Friday post but nevertheless…here it is. I got this idea from JoAnne Hewins. Sometimes we just can’t do better than what someone else has created. In stamping we firmly believe in Copy And Share Everything (CASE)! Of course, I added my own touch.

I stamped the beautiful image in Crumb Cake. I tried black but it was just too dark. Then I colored in with our new Stampin’ Blends.

I also stamped the image onto the envelope. This is a fantastic stamp and it’s FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st! All the texture is already built into the stamp.

I added a piece of Pink Pirouette on the back (inside) of the front to cover up the ribbon ends and the Stampin’ Blends color that went through. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – SAB Heartfelt Blooms, Birthday Blossoms

Ink – Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo  Black

Paper – Whisper White, Petal Passion DSP, Pink Pirouette

Accessories – Pink Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch, Stampin’ Blends (Lt. Pink Pirouette, Lt. Daffodil Delight, Lt. Old Olive

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing this lovely card and will really consider getting this set – Heartfelt Blooms – as a FREE gift with a $50 order.

Happy Stamping until my next post!    Donna

Bermuda Bay Hearts – Birthday Card

Hello Stampers…today I have a card that was inspired by Kristal’s Cards (a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demo). She actually used it for a Valentine’s Card but by changing the colors I made it into a birthday card. 

I’m very happy about how this card came together.  I have the polka dot paper adhered flat but some of the ladies in my class popped up the white cut out and it looked super. We also popped up the little sentiment. To add a bit more bling I used pearl sequins with a rhinestone in the center.

Added the white on the inside for writing a message and the little glitter heart just adds bling.

This is such a fun card to make…try in other color combinations. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP, Bermuda Bay Glitter Paper

Accessories – Sweet Sassy Framelits, Silver Ribbon, Sequins, Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Classic Label Punch, Word Window Punch

 

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Have a great week!  Until my next post….Happy Stamping!     Donna