Monday, May 29, 2017

Eastern Beauty

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Finally have some time to post some of my cards that I've made this month.  This is a card made from the new In-Color Fresh Fig and using the new ribbon to match is 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Fresh Fig.  I actually made this same card in all the new In-Colors and their ribbon.  This card was inspired by Jennifer Cerizo.


1.     The base of my card is Fresh Fig.

2.     The second layer is Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and inserted into the Hexagons Dynamic TIEF and run through the Big Shot using the Multipurpose Platform, 4” x 5-1/4” Thick Very Vanilla cardstock inserted into the TIEF, and cutting plate on top.

3.     Wrap the ½” Finely Woven Fresh Fig Ribbon around the bottom of the Thick Very Vanilla.  Attach a smaller piece and tie to the first piece.  Use scissors to cut at angles.

4.     Attach card front to the base of the card with Fast Fuse or Multipurpose Glue.

5.     Using the 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” Fresh Fig cardstock, die cut the two scalloped circles with the Layering Circle Framelits and the Big Shot.

6.     Use the 3-1/2” x 5” Very Vanilla Thick cardstock for the sun shape medallion and use the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits to die cut with it and the small Stitched Shape Circle. Ink up the small 3-point image with Fresh Fig and stamp in between petals as shown above.

7.     Ink up the sentiment “to think of you is to smile” with Fresh Fig ink in the center of the Stitched circle. Take the doily and make sure there is only one because they seem to stick together, and glue the doily to the upper front of the card.

8.     To start putting the medallions together, glue the largest Very Vanilla medallion onto the large Scallop Fresh Fig Circle, but make the sure the petals are pulled out before adding the adhesive.

9.     Then, take the small Stitched Circle, and layer onto the small scalloped circle and attach to the center of the medallion.

10.   Adhere all together as shown in photo.

11.   Adhere the medallion to the doily with Adhesive.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Paper Pumpkin May 2017

Touches of Texture

This is a card I made but I was inspired by Lisa Brown and Christine Riley videos. The base of my card is Dapper Denim with a layer of Daffodil delight and a strip of Tranquil Tide (new In-color).
I stamped the flower with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cardstock and colored in the leaves with Tranquil Tide.  Then I stamped the other flower image with Dapper Denim over the first flower image.  The bee is stamped with Early Espresso and colored in with Daffodil Delight with a Wink of Stella.  Around the edges, I used Basic Gray and Dapper Denim.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Dragonfly Dreams and it was stamped on Basic Gray with Tranquil Tide.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Life is a beautiful thing, especially if you are at the beach with a friend.  This card was inspired by another demo Lisa Griffin Zwolanek, and so I wanted to create on of my own.  The set is called Colorful Season and will be available to customers starting June 1.  It also uses the Seasonal Layers Thinlet Dies that coordinates with it and can be purchased as a bundle.  Of course, the birds, grass and sand are from the set High Tide which was is in the Occasions catalog but will be carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  I did a little ink direct to paper for the sky and a little brayering. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Eastern Beauty Sunflower

Hope this card makes you smile.  It is a sunflower made with the Eastern Beauty Suite using Daffodil Delight and the Eastern Medallion Thinlets for the sunflower petals.  The leaves are Tranquil Tide cardstock (new In-Color 2017-2019) and made with the Vintage Leaves and Leaflets Framelits in the Big Shot.  The center of the sunflower was made of Chocolate Chip, but first I put an Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker on before cutting it out with a scallop Layering Circle Framelit and a medallion from the Eastern Medallion Thinlets.  I also cut out a Basic Black circle to put behind the Chocolate Chip medallion.  I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black, but before I did that, I used some Glossy cardstock and Aqua Painter to paint across with Daffodil Delight and Tranquil Tide.  More details here:


1.     Base of the card is Tranquil Tide cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Daffodil Delight cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and adhered to the front of the card.

3.    The third layer is Glossy White (new in June) cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.  Take the Aqua Painter using Daffodil Delight and Tranquil Tide for the background on the Glossy.  Let dry!

4.    Ink up “To think of you is to smile” with Basic Black and stamp on the lower right side.

5.    To make the sunflower, cut out two Daffodil Delight Eastern medallions in the Big Shot using the Eastern Medallion Thinlets. Sponge the petals with Crushed Curry ink.

6.    Lay the sticker on Chocolate Chip cardstock, and use a Scallop Layered Circle Framelit and a small Eastern medallion to cut out the die for the center of the sunflower.  Cut out a Basic Black circle using the Layering Circles Framelits.  This will go behind the Chocolate Chip sunflower center.

7.    Die cut Tranquil Tide leaves (3) using the Leaflets Framelits to go behind the sunflowers as shown.

8.    Use Fast Fuse or Multipurpose Glue to adhere the sunflower and leaves together.

9.    Add to the front of the card using Dimensionals or Fast Fuse.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eastern Beauty


Hi there, stamping friends!  Do these colors look new to you?  Well, they are!  This is my creation using some of the new In-Colors for 2017-2018.  I was able to preorder some of these items last month as a bundle called Eastern Palace Suite.  Now that May is here, Stampin' Up! customers can also take advantage of this pre-order too.  Check it out  HERE 

The DSP is called Eastern Palace Specialty  Designer Paper and I used it to create my card.  Here are the instructions for my card:





1.     The base of my card is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is the Lemon Lime Twist color of the Eastern Palace DSP cut at 4” x 5-1/4”.
3.    The third layer is the Tranquil Tide color of the DSP cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.
4.    The Lemon Lime Twist color of the DSP is die cut with the Layering Circles Framelit.
5.    The medallion if cut out with the Eastern Medallions from Tranquil Tide cardstock and then with the Paper Snips, trim it out at each point carefully.
6.    The “Thank You” sentiment is Tranquil Tide ink and is cut from Layering Circles Framelits and is popped up with a Dimensional in the center of the Tranquil Medallion.
7.    Attach the medallion to the Lemon Lime Twist color of the DSP and then pop them up with Dimensionals to the front of the card.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

High Tide


It's May already!  So hard to believe that it's here.  This card was inspired by Lynn Starlz.  I liked her card so much, I wanted to create it and I had my club make this card at the workshop.  I really loved it.  I added the "Thank You" from All Things Thanks because we wanted a thank you card.  Here are the instructions for my card:




1.     Base of card is Night of Navy cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.
2.    The second layer is Marina Mist cut at 4” x 5-1/4” and inserted into the Seaside TIEF and ran through the Big Shot.  Then wrap Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine around it and tie a bow on the left.
3.    Cut out a Whisper White oval and a Night of Navy oval using the Layering Oval Framelits and the Big Shot.
4.    Stamp the sun with Crushed Curry ink. 
5.    Ink up the water with Marina Mist and stamp the left side and then the right side.  May use a sponge with Marina Mist to fill in the water.  Use Wink of Stella in the water to make it glisten.
6.    Stamp the birds in the sky using Night of Navy ink.  Stamp “Thank You” with Night of Navy ink.
7.    Adhere to the Night of Navy oval and put Dimensional on the back and place on the front of the card over the twine.

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