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Quilted Thank You

Hello Stampers…we’ve had lovely weather here in San Diego. Hope you are all well and staying healthy!

You know how much I like the Quilt Builder Framelits…well…they aren’t just for Christmas! Today’s card is a Thank You card highlighting the Quilt Builder Framelits and the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

I know I’ve been stuck on Night of Navy but I love the combination with Lemon Lime Twist and Marina Mist.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Thoughtful Banners, Floral Phrases

Ink – Night of Navy

Paper – Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Marina Mist

Accessories – Quilt Builder Framelits, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Duet Banner Punch

 

 

This card may look complicated but it’s not with the help of the Quilt Builder Framelits…and guess what…both the framelits and the stamp set, Christmas Quilt, are being held over! So…you can still order them. To see what else is being held over check my January 16 or 23 Newsletter for the complete list. If you do not receive my Weekly Newsletter then definitely contact me to get added to my email list. (Contact info. is on the upper right side of this post.)

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and keep checking for other new and exciting creations. 

Happy Stamping!      Donna 🙂

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Daisy Field Thank You

Hello stampers!  Today I have a delightful card for you. I made it as a Thank You card but it would be a great Birthday card as well. I love daisies and this combo of the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch make my day.

I’m pretty sure I was influenced by a card I saw somewhere on line but can’t remember where or who influenced me. This happens to all of us I’m sure…we view so many cards and subconsciously one or more stick in our memory banks. I apologize to the person who originally made this design or something similar.

 

The inside has a simple sentiment and leaves room for a lovely personal note.

 

 

 

I try to switch it up as to the direction in which a card opens…I think I’m partial to the vertical. 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used to make this card:

Stamp Set – Daisy Delight

Ink – Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze

Paper – Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Pool Party, Cajon Craze 

Accessories – 1/2″ Circle Punch, Gold Faceted Gems, Daisy Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

 

This is a fun card to make and it is quite versatile. Try it out and have some fun stamping time!

 

I’ll once again highlight my granddaughter’s card making in my next blog. She spent a week with us and LOVES to make cards.

Until next time…Happy Stamping!      Donna 🙂

 

Alcohol Technique in Blue

Hello dear stampers…today I have a card with a new technique to me.  A fellow demo, Robin Daus, demonstrated it for us at one of our team meetings. I love it! Some of you may already have seen the alcohol background technique but here’s my version.

 

I used Night of Navy and Soft Sky re-inkers.

 

Sorry about the poor quality – it was a rainy day and I guess I didn’t focus well. Couldn’t redo it since I’d already sent the card. Oh dear!

 

Here’s how easy it is to do this and every time you do it…the result is different!

Be sure to use Glossy White Paper

1.  Saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.

2.  Take two complimentary colors (re-inkers) and put 4 drops (or less if really dark) of the darker color and 5 drops of the lighter color.

3.  Bounce the cotton ball randomly around the glossy white paper close together.

4.  Use an old t-shirt to blot the excess or let dry then shine it a bit.

Tip…use the same cotton ball again and see how different the pattern is.

 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Thankful Thoughts, Label Me Pretty

Ink – Night of Navy, Re-Inkers – Night of Navy & Soft Sky

Paper – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Glossy White

Accessories – Marina Mist Ribbon, Pretty Label Punch, Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton Balls

 

Once you try this technique you will love it. 

Happy Stamping!    Donna

 

 

NEW Daisy Punch – Customer Thank You Cards

Hello stampers! Today I have a quick post to show you some little Thank You cards I enclosed in customer orders. I used some retired DSP (again…trying to use up retired supplies) and the NEW Daisy Punch. Very quick but cute.

I have a bunch of the Craft Paper so I thought it would be a good background for the Botanicals DSP. I love that Daisy Punch. At the time I was making these I still hadn’t received the coordinating stamp set. Next batch! I also used the retired Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack from the 2013-2014 catalog for the centers.

 

A little closer look. I’ve decided rather than actually writing on my Thank You notes I write my message on a Post-It and don’t put my info. on the back of the card. This way, the recipient has the opportunity to use the card again.  If you want envelopes you’ll have to get out your Envelope Punch Board and make them. (Thank Goodness that it is not retiring!)

I hope those of you who are new to Stampin’ Up! products are not upset that I am using retired products. If there is something you would love to have…just email or call me and Ill try to get it for you. I’m part of a very large group and we have a special FB page just for buying, selling and finding retired products. I’ve had very good luck finding items for customers. Then, of course, there are so many of you who may have the same retired products because you’ve been purchasing Stampin’ Up! for a long time. With the release of the new catalog I’ll try to stick to current products BUT I have made cards BEFORE May 31st and I’m posting after that date. Transition time is always a little hard.

Until my next blog…Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Washi Swaps for On Stage San Diego

Welcome Stampers! I’ve been busy getting ready for our BIG event here in San Diego for Stampin’ Up! San Diego is one of the Local On Stage locations. We will get a sneak peek at the new Annual Catalog which will be ready for ordering on June 1, 2017. This is a very exciting time of the year anticipating all the new products and colors. I am part of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals and we are gathering after the event for dinner together. We will do a card swap so I thought I’d show you my swap card today.

I belong to a small stamp club and one of the gals demonstrated making cards with Washi tape. Well, I fell in love with one of her designs so I adapted it to our Stampin’ Up! products.

 

I used the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape bundle to create this with Melon Mambo and Black cardstock.

The front panel is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the circle punched out to see the gold embossed message. I was delighted with our Washi tape – there was no rippling or peeling away after I punched. This was not the case with the Washi we used at stamp club.

I made 25 of these cards for our swap and I enjoyed making each and every one of them.

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set – Swan Lake

Ink – Versa Mark

Paper – Melon Mambo, Black, Whisper White

Accessories – Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, 1 3/4 Circle Punch

 

There are so many wonderful things to do with Washi Tape, you really must give it a try. I’m planning on making more cards using Washi Tape. I love it!

This is a quick post and on Monday I’ll show you the card that I demonstrated for our Pals Make and Take today. Three of us San Diego demonstrators are hosting this event and we will provide the Make and Take cards for 20 visiting demonstrators to make. I will also share the cards presented by Peggy Noe and Linda Foster in future posts.

On Monday I will share what I learned at the On Stage event! (At least what I will be able to share at this time.) Until then…

Happy Stamping!     Donna

Circle of Spring Greetings

Hello my fellow stampers! Hope you all had a good week. Today I have a visit back to the Wonderful Wreath Thinlits and the Circle of Spring Stamp Set. **Note – sorry for the yellowish tint on my photos. I took these outside but in the shade of the house and I’m afraid the beige stucco of the house cast this tint on my photos.

The Flirty Flamingo cardstock is so nice and springy along with the little Pink Pirouette and Tempting Turquoise flowers. The Daffodil Delight centers add another touch of spring. I used Wild Wasabi for the leaves and Old Olive ribbon – they blend together well.

The background was done using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

After making a couple more of these, I decided to sponge the wreath with a little Wild Wasabi. I like the white on white but decided the wreath needed to stand out a bit more.

I haven’t finished a card with this sponged wreath yet but I think it will stand out better. Where you see the blank flowers is where the cut out Tempting Turquoise flowers will be “popped up”. I purposely had darker spots rather than all the same color green. Any comments?

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets – Circle of Spring, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi)

Paper – Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories – Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Wonderful Wreath Thinlits, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon (R)

 

Now that I look at the white wreath on white…I’m not sure about the sponging. 🙂 I need to complete a card with the green sponging and then I’ll make a final decision before I complete the rest of the cards. I had quite a few left over from my March classes so I’m finishing them with various greetings – Mother’s Day, Birthday, etc. for my upcoming Craft Fair. This is proof that the more we look at a card the more ideas we can come up with.

Take care, stay healthy and have a great weekend! Until Monday…Happy Stamping!   Donna

 

Bermuda Bay Medallion

Hello Stampers! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I think my very favorite item from Sale-A-Bration is the Make a Medallion Stamp Set. I just love the versatility of it. Here’s one of the six cards we made in my March classes.

I only used the Make a Medallion Stamp Set for the entire card. I found some beautiful Glitter Ribbon (R) that fits perfectly. I need to make a lot more variations using this set. There are tons on Pinterest.

The “popped up” scalloped circle makes a great background along with the “popped up” greeting.

Go through all your cardstock and make up new combinations. The different designs and colors are almost endless. If you don’t already have this stamp set…you still have time to get it for FREE (March 31). Check my newsletter for details…if you aren’t on my newsletter email list then you need to send me a request via my email. Every Tuesday I send out all the latest and greatest about Stampin’ Up! in my newsletter.

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set – Make a Medallion

Ink – Bermuda Bay, Pool Party

Paper – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party

Accessories – Glimmer Ribbon (R), Layering Circles Framelits

 

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Hope you enjoyed seeing this delightful card. It would be really exciting if you try one on you own and send a photo via my email so that I can share it on my blog and feature you as a guest stamper!

Have a great week and I’ll have another card for you on Friday. Until then…Happy Stamping!   Donna