Friday, August 18, 2017

Everything New card Buffet-At Home with You

  When I made this card I wanted the door to be the focal point and I wanted to show off the Wood Textures designer paper.  

1. The door is cut out with a thinlit and the window part of the door is also.  There is another piece I did not use on this card that will make the door so it can open to reveal something on the inside.

2. I love the message at the side of the door.  Can't you think of  a few people that message applies to and they are not necessarily family.

3. I thought this might be a good card to send to a male.  It seems I have a lot of cards and stamps that have a definite female look to them so this card appealed to me as one to send to a special male in my life. My husband is the one I think of immediately.  We have an anniversary coming up in October and I think he would love this card.

What a fun week this has been sharing the cards that were offered in my card buffet.  Next week I will be sharing cards made with items from the new soon to be current Holiday catalog.  When I looked at that catalog I wondered how I would be able to afford all the stamp sets I love.  Come back on Monday to see some of my favorite items from the Holiday catalog.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Everything New card class- Lemon Zest

 How do you feel about the new in-color Lemon-Lime Twist?  As you can tell by cards I make, I love it.  It is vibrant, colorful and stands out on any card you place it.  Have you also noticed that it is a popular color in clothing right now.  That is how Stampin'Up! decides what the new in-colors should be.  

1. Parts of this stamp (the lemon and the leaves) can be punched out.  Yea love it when I don't have to hand cut items.

2. There are actually 6 lime slices on the background piece.  3 are made full strength and 3 are stamped before reinking the stamp.

3. The little strip of Foil Frenzy Specialty designer paper actually has some strips of Lemon-Lime color in between the black.  I thought it was gold until I got a really close look.

  Can you tell I gravitate towards simple cards.  You don't need much on your card to make it stunning.  This card was created by my upline Robin who had all the supplies ready for us to recreate the card.

  The final card for the week will be make using the set called At Home with another matching thinlit to help cut out the items in the set. Come back tomorrow to see it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Everything New card buffet-Lovely Inside and Out

  What catches your eye with this card?  

1. The colors 2 of which are new in-colors.  Lemon-Lime Twist, and Berry Burst.

2. The hugs and how it seems to float on the page.  When you made the card you find out the secret.  (It has to do with the matching thinlits)

3. The boldness of the color combinations.

Thanks to a card sample posted by Sarah Newick from Essjay cards I was able to create this card.

Tomorrow I will feature a card we made at a Butterfly Friends meeting a month or two ago featuring the Lemon Zest stamp set.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Everything New card buffet-Coffee Cafe

  I looked all over the stamp set for the coffee image when you spill or drip your coffee.  At first I thought maybe I had already misplaced one of the stamps, and then I looked at the designer paper.  Cute!

1. The designer paper is called Coffee Break and I love the colors: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.

2. The leaves surrounding the saying are cut out from one of the sheets of designer paper.

3. The copper ribbon is also new to the catalog.

This makes for a simple but cute looking card and was created by Dawn Olchefske.

Tomorrow I will feature a card made with the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set and matching thinlits. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Everything New Card Buffet-Lovely Friends

   Have you ever been all set to do something and then you can not get on the Internet for some unknown reason.  Well, that happened more than once last week to me.  But glad to say the Internet is now up and running so here comes some great cards this week.
  I had an Everything New card buffet last week and have chosen 5 cards to share with you.  Most of the items are new.

1. The stamp set is great with sayings and cute 2 step flowers.  Lovely Friends is the name.

2. The Color Theory designer paper stack is the background of this card.  If you have not ordered this yet, on of the things I love about these 6 by 6 paper stacks is they are not attached with that gummy label on the bottom.  

3. The card was inspired by a posting on Pinterest by Billie Moan of Rambling Rose studio.

Tomorrow I will show off a card using the Coffee Cafe stamp and Coffee Break designer paper.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Carols of Christmas-Fix it Friday

  This card looks good with the designer paper and the poinsettas that are stamped on the center panel.  But is there a way to make it look great?

 Can you see the changes I made to the card to step it up a bit.

I used poinsettas, but actually cut then out with the thinlits that coordinate with the stamp set.  If you have this set you might be puzzled as to how I did this because there is not poinsettia thinlit.

  This is the piece that I used to create the stunning border.  The center poinsettia is the same as the stamp and if you line it up carefully it will cut the flower out for you.  
  As much fun as I had this week making and sharing these cards, believe it or not I still did not use all the pieces that available to use between the stamps and the thinlits.  Consider making this stamp set your own.  And it you earned any $5 coupons in July you can take that $5 off the cost of this set.

  Next week I will be featuring one of the sets that will be a part of my Everything New card buffet to be held on August 7th.  I would love to have you there with me if you are local.  Just contact me and we can get things organized.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Carols of Christmas-Template Thursday

  This is my template for the week...

1. Card stock base Crumb Cake
2. Designer paper layer Woodgrain designer paper stack
3. Designer paper strip Be Merry designer paper
4. Saying from Carols of Christmas
5. Tiny accent From Carols of Christmas and cut out with coordinating framelit.

 You can see how I used the same template, just varied the saying, the tiny accent and the colors of the designer paper.  The card base is Cherry Cobbler.

  Same template, just used Garden Green as the card base and varied the designer paper and accent that I used.  I think I could have gone on and on and designed more cards with this template.  It would work with any stamp set and coordinating designer paper.  Try this out for yourself and see what you can come up with.

  For Fix it Friday I will show how using the stamp alone creates a great card, but you can really step it up with you cut out your image with a Big shot.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Carols of Christmas-Wednesday Wow

  Why did I pick this card as my WOW card?

1. The Fresh Fig color is not a typical Christmas color.

2. The ornaments are cut out with the Big Shot and even though they are stamped as a group, they are able to be separated.

3. The string the ornaments are hanging from give this card a very different look.

I found a card very similar on Pinterest and posted by Karen Robinson, who runs a blog called  Thanks Karen, for a great new color idea.

 Tomorrow I will show you how to take one look and turn it into something that can be used with a lot of cards.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Carols of Christmas-Technique Tuesday

Are you curious about the background of this card?  It could be designer paper but is not.  I made a stencil using two of the framelits that coordinate with the stamp set.

  Then I sponged in each tree until it created the desired background for the card.  I think I will have to try this with other stamp sets because I enjoyed the look it created. Today is the first day that you can order this bundle for yourself.  Contact me if you are interested or have any questions and I will be glad to help you out.

  The card I am featuring tomorrow will use unusual Christmas colors and several other features of this stamp set.  Come back to see what it looks like.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Carols of Christmas-Miscellaneous Monday

  Do you love Christmas as much as I do?  I have a Christmas Through the Year card class each month.  I create one design and the stampers who attend the class make 3 cards from that design.  When the year is over they have 36 hand made Christmas cards to send to friends and family.  Fun!
  This set called Carols of Christmas is from the new soon to be active Holiday Catalog.  The great thing about this set is that it can be ordered in August.  This is a great way to get started on making your Christmas cards, and for me a great way to get a new design into the hands of my stampers.
  We made this card at one of my Butterfly Friends meetings with Robin.  I love all the parts of the bundle that are used in this card.  Tomorrow I will show you how I created a stencil from the framelits that match this set and used it in another great Christmas card.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Oh So Eclectic-Fix it Friday

  I made this card several years ago at a stamping event in Champaign, Illinois.  I liked it so much I featured it in a card buffet months later.  I had a few people make the card but had a lot of leftover paper cut.  So, I decided even though the stamp set was retired, and the paper no longer available I could create a card with the leftover supplies that used current products.

I really like the end results and may do something similar to other card leftovers.

I had so much fun playing with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  Next week I am going to focus on a stamp set that will be a part of the new Holiday catalog.  You will be able to order it ahead of time and get started on your Christmas cards early.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Oh So Eclectic- Template Thursday

  I was looking through some of the Challenge sites I like and decided to follow the one called  The challenge they have for this week is a technique challenge. This site is interesting because their challenges change each week.

1st Monday Color challenge
2nd Monday sketch challenge
3rd Monday inkspiration
4th Monday a technique

This week's technique

I created my background and then turned it into the card seen above. It was great fun and I decided it should be the technique I use for my club members in august.

Why don't you try it out for yourself and let me know what you think?

It will be Friday already tomorrow.  I will be showing you how I took a card that uses a retired stamp set and changed it to use only current supplies.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Oh So Eclectic- Wednesday Wow

  Look at the background of this card.  Isn't that a WOW!  I found a card like this posted by Krista Thomas on Pinterest.  I was wondering how on earth she embossed with a thinlit.  Instead I found out that she just cut out several of the same thinlit shape and glued them to the background of the card.  That was a real WOW for me.

Check out the colors of the flowers.  Notice how they are darker on the outside edge than the inside.  I was also wondering how I would do that ....Did I need to use two colors, or stamp off then stamp on.  Well, the stamp is created so that it looks like 2 separate colors.  Love it.

Come back tomorrow to see a card I made using a technique that was posted on the ssinkspiration challenge blog site.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Oh So Eclectic-Technique Tuesday

  Back from a wonderful time in Maine.  I checked the Stampin'Up! site and noticed that the Daisy Punch is still unorderable, so I decided to feature a different stamp set this week.  Another favorite....Oh So Eclectic.

The technique I want to feature this week is on this card.  Look at the background.  If you did not know better wouldn't you think this was designer paper.  Well, Robin, my upline created her own designer paper by using a variety of the stamps in the set.  I love this idea.  I received this as a swap for the Butterfly Friends swap a couple of months ago.

Did you know if you join my team you will also be a member of the Butterfly Friends team.  I meet monthly with my team, but we also meet monthly with the bigger team.  Any time I can get new ideas, I love it.  So, I try to attend the team meeting whenever I can.

Joining my team is pretty sweet till the end of July.  Why?

1. You get the starter kit valued at $125 for just $99.

2. You also get a Getting started kit valued at $50.

3. In addition you receive a Christmas set from the not yet revealed Holiday catalog.

It is a great deal that is one of the best I have heard on in a while.
Contact me above if you are interested in joining my team.  I would love to make you a part of the Super Snails.

Tomorrow I will be posting a WOW card that I found on Pinterest and CASED.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Scrapbook Week-Lift Me Up

  If you guess Lift Me Up and the matching designer paper as the items I would feature today, then you were correct.  Isn't this layout a great way to use designer paper that coordinates.  I forget but I think I got my inspiration for this layout from Pinterest.  That is one place I love to go for ideas.

The open work balloon is one of my favorites in the stamp set.  Whatever you place behind it looks great.  I featured this stamp set in one of posts a few months ago.

The stamped balloons are easy to use since they can be cut out with one of the matching thinlits that go with this set.  And the clouds can be used with a lot of different cards.  I was definitely pleased to see this set continue on in our new catalog.

By the time you read this entry I will have returned from my family reunion and be ready for my New Catalog Premier. Thanks for looking at my blog.  Come back next week where I will be featuring one stamp set for the entire week.  I think the set will be the Daisy stamp, designer paper, and matching punch.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Scrapbook Week-Everything Old

  The Designer paper is retired and the thinlit is retired but this layout can easily be replaced with new product.  

I see the new Daisy Punch could easily be made to replace the flowers on this layout.

What about the designer paper that goes with the Daisy punch called Delightful Daisy.  Hmm, I think I have a great idea for my July or August layout.

Using a template for a scrapbook layout can make coming up with original ideas easier than you might think.  If you are a scrapbooker, where do you go for your ideas?

My last layout for this week uses a favorite stamp set from the Occasions catalog, and some favorite designer paper from the Sale a Bration catalog.  Can you guess what they might be?  Come back tomorrow to see if you guessed correctly. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scrapbook Week-High Tide

  Can you see what is the old in this layout?  How about the new?

I was able to use most of what I had left from the By the Sea designer paper for the backgrounds of this layout.  The Old.

The new was the Light house, and birds from the set called High Tide. I was so glad that this set was in the new catalog because I did not use it as much as I wanted when it came out in the Occasions Catalog.

Tomorrow I will show you a layout made with retired products, but suggest how you could make the same layout with new product.  Come back to see how easy it is to copy each layout.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Scrapbook Week-Using Scraps

  During March I knew it was getting close to the end of the catalog year and I wanted to make a layout that would help use some of my leftover designer paper.  The banners were so easy to make because of the triple banner punch.  What would you put on a page with this title?

  When May came I still had a lot of designer paper left to use so I came up with this layout.  I did add the accent pieces made with the new Eastern Palace stamp set which I have fallen in love with.

Tomorrow I will show you how I included the old with the new on another layout from June.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scrapbook Week-From a Paper Pumpkin kit

  Once a month I have a scrapbook class I call Scrapbook Your Life.  Each scrapbooker makes 2 two-page spreads. If they bring their pages back the next month with pictures on them, I give them a little something extra.

The layout was inspired by the May Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I traced the donut shape on the card and made stencils for the stampers to trace around.

Here's how I made the chocolate donut.

1. Trace around the stencil onto Early Espresso card stock.
2. Press a VersaMark pad all over the card stock.
3. Emboss with clear embossing powder to give the donut a shiny look.
 I called this my chocolate glazed donut.

I used the now retired sprinkles punch to make the swirls on the confetti donut.

The white frosting on the lower donut was made similar to the chocolate donut except I used white embossing powder on the VersaMark.  

This layout just happened to be created right before National Donut Day.  What a coincidence.

Scrapbooking is a great way to use up small pieces of designer paper.  The next two layouts I will show tomorrow did just that.

Friday, July 14, 2017

5 Favorites-Oh So Eclectic

  What I love about this card I found on Pinterest posted by BJ Peters.  I like a lot of the cards she posts so am providing you a link to her blog since you might like them too.

1. First off I love the color Lemon Lime Twist

2. Secondly, I love the embossing folder called Layered Leaves.  It is one of the thicker folders that comes out with a very layered image.

3. Finally, I love the stamp set, the images, the matching thinlits and of course the matching designer paper.  

Thanks BJ for a great card design.

This ends my week of favorites.  Next week I will be returning from a great adventure in Maine with my family.  I will feature my latest scrapbook layouts so come back and see what I made using old and new products.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

5 Favorites-Bike Ride

 One of the great things about attending a Stampin'Up! event is prize patrol.  It seems like any more every attendee gets to be a recipient of prize patrol.  When I was first a demonstrator staff members threw balls out into the audience for the prizes and if you were not tall or good at catching a ball you were out of luck.  It was a bit crazy.

  When I went to Minneapolis in April Bide Ride was the stamp set I was given through prize patrol. I wasn't too sure how easy it would be to stamp the bike with all the different parts.  But it is very easy.  This is a photopolymer stamp set and you can easily look through the stamps to be able to place them in the proper spot.

  There is a basket that can be placed on the bike to hold, books, apples, flowers, and this cute little dog. I know I will have lots of fun using this set.

 Tomorrow's stamp set is Oh So Eclectic and will end my week of favorites.  Now, I am not saying I don't like anything else in the catalog.  So keep on checking back to see which sets I will be featuring in the weeks ahead.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

5 Favorites-In the City

      This stamp set just jumped out at me when I looked at the hostess sets.  It has houses, cars, roadway, churches, airplanes, flowers, trees and almost anything you can imagine.  

   Hostess sets are only available to someone who hosts a party.  They are usually priced a lot lower than the regular stamps in the catalog and can be purchased with hostess points.

  The stamps are photopolymer so I was able to line up the houses and trees on a long block and stamp them at the same time.  To color in the houses, trees and ground I used my watercolor pencils.  I had almost forgotten about them in my excitement about the embossing paste. 

   Do you know how I made the clouds?  I used the cloud stencil that comes with the Pattern Party Decorative masks and colored it in with my colored pencils.  I used an aqua painter to smooth out the coloring lines and regular card stock for my stamping.

  My prize patrol stamp is featured tomorrow, come back to see which stamp set I received.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

5 Favorites-Sharing Sweet Thoughts

  Isn't this a cute set, and best of all it coordinates with the Jars of Love thinlits and stamp set. Can you find the new items in this card?

The saying is part of the McDonald stamp set.  $3 from the sale of each one of these stamp sets goes to the Ronald McDonald House charities.  The stamp set is good for one year only. I make sure I buy one each year to support this great cause.

The brick background was made with the new embossing paste, using the new palette knife, and the new brick stencil.

What are the returning items?

I cut out the jar with the returning thinlits called Everyday Jars.

The firefly is from the Jars of Love stamp set.

The punch for the saying is the Classic Label punch which was new last year.

This was my swap card for the last Butterfly Friends meeting.  Fun to make and fun to swap.

The next favorite stamp set I will share is one of the Hostess Sets.


Monday, July 10, 2017

5 Favorites-Crafting Forever

  This week I am posting 5 of my favorite stamp sets from the new catalog.  Today I am featuring Crafting Forever as one of my Favorites.

This card also highlights each one of the new in-colors.  People who sign up for my In-color class by July 21st will be able to make this card as an extra card.  If they prepay for the class they will be able to make another extra card.

Tomorrow I will show you a card I made with this year's Ronald McDonald set called Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  I think this set is one of my favorite McDonald sets for the last several years.

Friday, July 7, 2017

New Catalog Premier- Adhesive sheets

  Do you remember these adhesive sheets?  For some reason I had saved them from several years ago and was able to use them on this card.  I use something very similar when I sew.

1. The first step is to cut the sheet the size of your cardstock.

2. Take off one layer of the adhesive sheet and attach it to the wrong side of your cardstock.

3. Lay your thinlit on top of the cardstock and cut out the thinlit.

4. Remove the opposite layer of the adhesive sheet and your butterfly will have adhesive all over the back.  Attach to your card.

5. If you make a mistake as I did the other day and find the adhesive on the top of the card then just add some dazzling diamonds and the adhesive will no longer be sticky.  Attach the item to your card front with the fine tip glue pen and you will be in great shape.

Come back next week to see samples of my 5 favorite items from the new catalog.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Catalog Premier-Embossing Paste

  Do you know where you can find this stamp set in the new catalog?  It is one of the hostess sets found in the back of the catalog.  How can you get this set for yourself?

1. Book a party with your favorite demonstrator.

2. When it comes time to order your free items, check the back of the catalog for the hostess only sets.  These sets are reduced in price and can only be ordered as a hostess set.

This set is called You're Delightful and has phrases and images that coordinate with each other.

I chose this set to place in front of my brick wall to show everyone what the hostess sets look like.

Tomorrow I will be featuring a card where I used the new adhesive sheets that made attaching a butterfly easy peasy.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Catalog Premier-Colorful Seasons stamp set


    When I was planning my New Catalog Premier I listed some new things I wanted to share with the stampers attending.

1. I wanted them to see the Color Theory designer paper stack.

2. I wanted them to look at the Colorful Seasons stamp set and matching thinlits.

3. Finally, I wanted them to be able to use the Glitter Enamel dots.

This card fulfilled my wishes.

If you live near Jacksonville, Illinois contact me and I will send you information about the Premier.

Tomorrow I will be sharing a card that stampers will make using our new embossing paste.  If you are curious about the paste, check out my postings from last week.  I featured several cards I made with the stencils that are meant to be used with the paste.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

New Catalog Premier-In color book mark

  Attendees at the New Catalog Premier will be able to create a book mark like this one.  I like to have it handy when I am reading so that I can have a reminder of the new colors at hand.

What stamp set is the flower on the book mark from?  It is one of the 24 stamps in the set called Colorful Seasons.

Tomorrow I will post a card that stampers will make using this very cool stamp set.

Monday, July 3, 2017

New Catalog Premier - New Tab Punch

  Do you like to organize your catalog so that you can find things easier?  At my New Catalog Premier I always have a station where stampers can tab the sections of their new catalog.

 The new tab punch makes this easy to do.

I start by labeling the sections of the catalog that are listed on the table of contents.  But, then I like to add a few more of my own favorites.

Color- I want to be able to get to the color families and the designer paper quickly.

Memories- I want to be able to find this section for my scrapbooking customers.

Index- I love to have this area tabbed so I can look up the page where a stamp set can be found.

This year all the tabs with the exception of 2 are made from the 10 current in-colors.

What would you tab in your catalog?

Tomorrow check back to see how I will let my stampers go home with an in-color reminder.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Embossing Paste-Dragonfly Dreams bundle

  Can you see the stencil I used with the embossing paste on this card?  I thought it would be fun to try using the dragonflies.  Here are the steps I used to make my stencil.

1. Use a piece of window sheet.  It is stiff enough to make a stencil.

2. Cut out your desired stencil.  At first I looked at what was left over when I cut out the strips of dragonflies and it was too open for what I wanted to use.  Then, I looked at the strip and decided to try to put the paste over them.

3. I mixed the paste with the new Tranquil Tide in-color ink.  I knew when I applied the paste that it would go beyond the edges of the stencil, so I did it intentionally.  I moved the stencil to two different spots on the card stock.  Then I filled in open areas with splotches of the paste.  I loved the end results.  And what better saying to put on this card than one about friends.

I hope you have had fun looking at these cards and are kind of excited about trying out the paste on your own.  Don't work with a demonstrator already, then order from me from the link at the top of the page.

Next week, I will for sure show off the cards you will be able to make at my New Catalog Premier.  Have a great week, and have fun stamping.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Embossing Paste- Medallion Stencil

   The medallion stencil is too big for a basic card.  I decided to center it and see what happened.  I liked the look.  In addition when I mixed the re-inker in the paste I left streaks of unmixed color so I could have different shades on my finished card. Not sure how well it shows up but there light and darker spots.

  This card really did not need much more than the stenciled image so I found a small saying I could put inside a silver doily.  The saying is from the set called Label me Pretty.  I used Basic Grey ink to coordinate with the Smoky Slate card stock.

Come back tomorrow to see a card I made with my own stencil.  That was so much fun that I plan to create several more original stencils in the future.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Embossing Paste-Wood Words Bundle

As soon as I created the brick wall, I knew I wanted to place a crate of flowers in front.  I did not want an entire crate so I just cut out a part of the crate using some Wood Textures designer paper.  Love the wooden look of these papers.

To create my brick look, I added Cajun Craze re-inker to the white paste.  I did not try and put paste all over the front of the card.  I really like the partial pasted look.

For the flowers since some of them are solid I decided to stamp in Cajun Craze ink also.  I had tried black ink, but that made some of the flowers be black and that I did not want. I was happy with this result.

Come back tomorrow to see how I used Cajun Craze re-inker in a different way with the medallion stencil.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Embossing Paste-Beautiful You stamp set

  Do you feel like dancing when the sun is out and the clouds are filling the sky and the temperature is mild?  Well, I do and last weekend in Illinois was definitely dancing weather.

The cloud stencil was fun to use.  When I looked at the clouds and was trying to figure out what stamp set to use with this card stock, I knew that the girl in Beautiful You was perfect.  For her hat, dress and puddle, I used a piece of the new Color Theory designer paper.  I think you can see the variety in the items I paper pieced.  I for one was so happy that this stamp set made it into our new catalog.  How about you?

Come back tomorrow to see a card I made with the brick wall stencil after adding some re-inker to the paste.  I used part of the thinlit that goes with the Wood Words stamp set to create a crate.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Embossing Paste-Garden in Bloom stamp set

  I had a downline meeting on Friday and we played with the new embossing paste.  So this week instead of the cards for my in-color class, I am featuring cards I made with the new embossing paste.  It is so much fun and easy to use.

This card used the stencil that has small little diamonds on it.  I used the paste all by itself without adding any color.

The paste was put on the new in-color, powder pink card stock.  so, for my flowers I decided to use each one of the pinks we now have in our color families. ( Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and the new Powder Pink.)Start on the bottom left and then the bottom right and finally the top to see the color differences. I can see a difference can you.  

I featured the stamp set Garden in Bloom, and old favorite that is still in the catalog and one I have not used for quite a while.

Come back tomorrow to see a card I made with the cloud stencil and the Beautiful You stamp set.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fresh Fig-Happy Birthday thinlit

     I love this Happy Birthday thinlit.  It is stylish, fills up the card front and says it all.  It looks pretty hard to attach to a card front without making a mess don't you think?  Well, Stampin'Up! brought back their Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to help with that problem.  And being a person that has a hard time throwing out things I might be able to use someday, I had some that I kept.  

1. First you cut a piece of the adhesive sheet the size you need.

2. Next peel off one side of the sheet and attach it to a piece of card stock that is just a tiny bit bigger.

3. Cut the design you want on the big shot making sure the adhesive side is down.

4. Peel off the other side of the adhesive sheet and your design now has adhesive all over it and will stick easily to your project.

  If you have not stored any for these past few years, then order some and you will love using them.  

What a fun in-color week this has been.  Come back on Monday to see samples of what people will be able to make at my new catalog Premier to be held also in July. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tranquil Tide-Eastern Medallion Thinlit

  I love the simple look of a monochromatic card.  How about you?  This card features one of the new in-colors and a favorite thinlit. Can you picture this card make with each one of the new in-colors?  This would make a great gift in a cute little envelope box for a friend.

Fresh Florals designer paper stack
Tranquil Tide designer paper
1/2 wide finely woven ribbon
Eastern Medallion thinlit
Tranquil Tide ink

  Do you know what the final in-color is that is missing?  Come back tomorrow to see how I used it for my final card this week.