I just wanted to let you know that the next couple of weeks of posts may be shorter than usual. It is that time of year that I need to start packing up my things to go back to Nashville for the winter. The cottage is my favorite place to be but it is not winterized which means it would be mightily chilly to live in during the winter months. Actually, I don’t even think it would be humanly possible to do so. Therefore, I need to write a few blog posts way ahead of time. So, I apologize if my posts are short but sweet!
I can not believe it is the last day of August already! I am not sure where the summer went but it sure flew by. The saying “days go by slowly but years fly” is definitely a true one. It is ok though. Fall is my second favorite season (with summer being my first) because the days are still a bit warm, with cool nights and beautiful colors.
I had a hard time deciding what the title of this post should be. I used one stamp set, three sets of dies and an embossing folder to make it. It is not a hard card to make. It just took a lot of products. That is ok, though! I love that you can mix and match Stampin’ Up!® products and they all look so good together.
When I made this card I originally wanted to use the Cup Of Tea stamp set with the coordinating Teacup dies. As you can see, I just ended up using the dies. I cut the cup out using the Teacup Dies, Sahara Sand card stock and my Cut & Emboss machine. Then I cut out the leaf design using Basis White card stock and adhered them together using Multipurpose Glue. This glue is great for attaching die cuts that are thin. Next, I cut out the leaves using the Forever Flourishing die set in Basic White and Soft Succulent card stock. I embossed a 3.5″ x 4.74″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock using the Gingham Embossing Folder. I took two of the Deckled Rectangle dies and used them to cut out a frame in Basic White. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sending Flowers in Sahara Sand ink. Lastly, I added a piece of white Baker’s twine from the Essentials Pack.
This is the second card we made when my stamping friends came over to the cottage last week. We used the bundle called Let’s Set Sail. This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name and the Sailboat Builder Punch. The punch cuts out the boat with the mast and both sails. You can either stamp the boat and sails and then punch them out or you can just punch them from card stock (as we did in this case). If you use the bundle item number, you can save 10%.
First I ran a Merry Merlot card base through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Gingham Embossing Folder. It is not hard to do at all but you have to line up the folder carefully by placing it just a little bit over the center crease of the card base so that you don’t get a line on the front of your card.
Next, I took a 2.75″ x 4″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped the “water” stamp twice using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped it off first so it would be a little lighter on the card stock. Then, I stamped the boat shadow in Night Of Navy ink. I punched out the boat in Night Of Navy card stock and the sails in Basic White. I adhered the boat and the back sail using Multipurpose Glue and the front sail using Dimensionals. Next, I stamped the birds and the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink. Here is a little hint: it is hard to see if the birds are right side up just looking at the stamp so I suggest stamping it on scrap paper first. That way you won’t have crazy, drunk birds on your card. I layered this on a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and then onto the embossed card base.
Last week I showed you the new InColors and promised to post one of the cards I made using them. All of them are rich and bright colors. They are just beautiful and I love every single one.
I used a new bundle that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022/2023 Annual Catalog called Sending Smiles. It has a set of coordinating dies called Sending Dies. The stamp set has some bold flowers and stems along with a large word that says “Sending” and eight other sentiments that go with it. For example, Sending Smiles Across The Miles or Sending A Note Of Thanks. There is pretty much a sentiment for every occasion in this set.
To make this card I first embossed a piece of Basic White card stock using the Gingham Embossing Folder. I adhered that to a piece of Tahitian Tide card stock and a Starry Sky card base. I stamped the flowers using Sweet Sorbet and Orchid Oasis ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I stamped the leaves in Parakeet Party ink and cut them out too. The die set includes one die that cuts out the word “Sending” as well as a background to that die. I cut the background out of Basic White card stock and the word in Starry Sky. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder. Then I cut it out using a sentiment die included in the Sending Dies.
You will be able to purchase these beautiful InColors as wells and the Sending Smiles Bundle on May 3rd. If you can’t wait you can join my Stampin’ Up!® team and purchase them in your Starter Kit. I can’t give you the links to purchase these items until they go live on the 3rd.
There is a lot of excitement in the world of Stampin’ Up!® today. The 2022/2023 Annual Catalog starts on May 3rd and Demonstrators will be able to order some of the new products April 1st. Wait until you see this catalog. It is full of a lot of great products that you are going to love. The only bad part is there are a lot of products that are available today that will be retiring on May 2nd. Now the good news is some of them are on sale! Do you feel like you have been riding a roller coaster with this post?
Sweet Ice Cream is a stamp set that is going to retire on May 2nd. It has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Builder Punch that will also be retiring. The good news is you can purchase the stamp set right now at 20% Off and the punch at 50% off. The bad news is once these items are gone from inventory, they are gone for good. There goes that roller coast again!
To make this card I first used my Blending Brushes with Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. Then I ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Gingham Embossing Folder. Next I stamped the ice cream scoops in the same color ink and punched them out. I stamped the cone in Crumb Cake ink and punched that out. Lastly I took the Stampin’ Write Markers of colored the sentiment in all three colors and stamped that on a piece of Basic White card stock. I layered everything on a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and a Pale Papaya card base.
Remember, if you like the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, or anything else that is on the retirement list you should order before it is gone.
If you would like to see the retirement list and what is on sale click HERE.
I was so excited when I first saw the Slim Sayings Bundle in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. This bundle includes a stamp set called Slim Sayings (which has six different large sentiments) and coordinating dies called Slim Card Dies. These dies are such fun because they cut our different backgrounds for your cards. Slimline cards have been really popular lately. I have actually made a few that I in the past but having sentiments and dies to go with them is great fun. Slimline cards can be different sizes. The products Stampin’ Up!® are made for a 3.5″ x 8.5″ card. Some slimline cards are 3″ x 6″. It doesn’t really matter what size you like because both are fun. I even used the Slim Sayings stamp set on this card which is an A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) card.
To make this card I first stamped the sentiment on a piece of Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper using Misty Moonlight ink. This paper is one of the Sale-a-bration products you can get for free with a qualifying order. I cut it out using a die from the set called Tailor Made. Then I stamped it again on another piece of this Designer Series Paper and just cut out the word “one” using a smaller Tailor Made die. Then I cut two pieces of 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon Combo in Misty Moonlight and attached one to the top of each tag. I took a piece of White Baker’s Twine (Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack) and tied a bow around both of them. Then I glued the smaller one over the larger tag. It lined up perfectly.
Next I took a third piece of the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper and cut out a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangles die set. Then I ran this piece of DSP through my Cut ‘N Emboss Machine using the new Gingham embossing folder. It is a little hard to see in the photo but it added a lot of dimension to the paper. I layered this on a Misty Moonlight card base and attached the tags using Dimensionals.
If you order the Slim Saying bundle during the month of February you can get the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper for free! This paper pack has 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper.