Hello everyone. Today is another Stamp Off challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me! Today’s challenge is a color challenge. We haven’t done one of these in a long time and I love color challenges especially when they are colors I don’t normally use. Here are the colors we needed to use.
Here is my card:
I decided to use the stamp set called Free As A Bird. I haven’t used it in a while so it was fun to get out again. It is being carried over into the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog that comes out in June which is great news. I love those little birds! I first stamped them in Memento Black Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then colored them using Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Blends are so easy to use and you don’t see streak marks because they blend so well together (hence the name!). I adhered them to a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock which I layered on top of a piece of Crumb Cake and another piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that I had embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I like the way it added a little texture to the layers.
Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using these colors. I love that we don’t share our creations ahead of time so it is a surprise for us too.
This is one of the cards we made at my last stamp class. It seems like such a long time ago that I held a class. Unfortunately, it is one of the things many, many things we had to stop due to COVID-19 (and my anticipated move). It makes me sad when I think about the ladies that came to my classes over the years. I had the best group and I miss them all a lot. The good news is some of us got together (remotely of course) to hold monthly swaps. Our first swap is at the end of of April and I will be sure to share them when it happens.
To make this card I used the Tropical Oasis Suite which is in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog. I knew as soon as I saw this Suite that I would have to get it and I still love it. The Suite includes the stamp set called Timeless Tropical. It has matching dies called In The Tropics (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle). Also included in this Suite is an embossing folder (Coastal Weave), Tropical Oasis Trinkets, Saddle Brown Stazon Ink, a Memories & More Card Pack and Braided Burlap Trim. Plus there is Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. I love that Stampin’ Up!® has so many products that go so well together.
The colors I used in this card are So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral. I layered a piece of the Tropical Oasis DSP on top of a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and a So Saffron card base. Then I colored the trees with a Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Stampin Write Marker and cut them out using the coordinating dies. Markers are a great way to stamp something in more than one color. I cut two pieces of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and then ran them through my die cutting machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder. This gave the cardstock some texture. I cut the sentiment out of Early Espresso cardstock and the flower out of Calypso Coral. Lastly I added a Frosted Clear Epoxy Droplet to the center of the flower.
This is one of the cards we made at my monthly stamping class. It uses some of the products in the Tropical Oasis Suite that is in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog. This suite includes the stamp set called Timeless Tropical, the matching dies called In The Tropics (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle0, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, a gorgeous 3D embossing folder called Coastal Weave, ribbon, embellishments and a Memories Or More Card Pack. It is one of my favorite suites in this catalog, although it does make me want to move somewhere tropical!
The colors I used on this card are So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral. To make this card I first layered a piece of the Tropical Oasis onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and adhered them to a So Saffron card base. I cut out two rectangles from the die set called Stitched So Sweetly and ran one through my Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I colored the palm trees using Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers and then cut them out with the matching die. I cut the word “aloha” out of Early Espresso cardstock and the flower out of Calypso Coral. After I put it all together I decided to add a Clear Epoxy Droplet to the middle of the flower.
So Rob and I have been super busy packing up the house. My stamp camp is totally in boxes (which is the saddest thing!). I am not even going to hint at how many boxes it took. Let’s just say I had to run to Staples to buy more. We took down all our photographs (ok so this was really the saddest thing) and artwork off the walls. We are almost ready to put our house on the market. Wish us luck!
This was one of the cards we made at our monthly stamping class. It uses two of my favorite products in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.
First of all, let’s talk about that gorgeous frame around the sentiment. It was made using the Heirloom Dies and 3D Embossing Folders. One comes in the rectangle we used and there is also an oval frame. Both are just beautiful and really add a wow to your cards or projects. When I first tried these frames, I had a hard time lining them up. Then I saw a blog post by Patty Bennett that showed how easy it was. You first cut the shape out. Then take the middle piece and adhere it to the center of the embossing folder. I used Tear & Tape to adhere it. That way you can line it up perfectly every time. So easy! It looks like this.
Then all you do it have to line up the cut out frame with the inside, close the folder and run it through your die cutting or embossing machine.
It works perfectly every time.
After I cut out the frame I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was a little big bitter than the inside of the frame and embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the pine cone in Shaded Spruce Ink. I layered the frame on top using Stampin Dimensionals. I stamped the trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink and cut them out using the matching Pine Tree Punch. You can buy the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the Pine Tree Punch as a bundle and save 10%.
The background is a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.
The ribbon is called Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon. The little sparkle of gold is gorgeous in person.
I have seen a lot of photographs, cards and pictures online using a colored background with a pop of white. I love this look and decided to create a card using it. Actually, in the coming weeks you are probably going to see a lot of cards using this idea (I am just warning you ahead of time).
To make this card I first took a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Gray Granite cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine using the Subtle 3D embossing Folder.. I love how this folder adds a little texture to the background of a card. I layered this onto a card base of Gray Granite. Next I cut the oval frame using two of the Layering Ovals dies in Whisper White cardstock and one in Gray Granite using the larger Oval. If you look closely you will see that the middle section inside the Oval frame is not embossed. I punched out the leaves using the Leaf Punch also using the Whisper White cardstock. I stamped two of the smaller daisies from Daisy Lane using So Saffron Ink and punched them out using the Medium Daisy Punch (you can save 10% by purchasing that stamp set and punch in a Bundle). I put everything together and then stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
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Hello everyone. It is time for another Stamp Off challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me. This time we had to use our favorite retiring die set.
This was a hard challenge because there are so many stamp set and dies that are retiring that I love. In the end, I decided to go with the stamp set called Dear Doily and the matching dies called Doily Builder. This bundle was so popular that it is actually not available to purchase anymore.
I decided to use one of the new InColors for this card called Seaside Spray. It is a beautiful, soft blue with a bit of purple in it. It is definitely going to be a color I use often.
To make this card I first ran a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder. This folder is great for adding a bit of texture to your card. It reminds me of the textured cardstock we used to have. I colored the flowers using a Mint Macaron and Highland Heather marker, huffed on it to add some moisture and then stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. Then I cut them out using the matching die. I stamped the doily in the middle using Highland Heather ink and punched that out using the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch. I cut out the background doily and backed it with a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Birthdays and then layered everything together.
Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie‘s favorite retiring dies are.
The new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog begins on Tuesday. You are going to love it!
Stitched All Around is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2018/2019 Annual Catalog. It has a set of matching dies called Stitched Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. As a reminder any of the products are in the Annual and Occasions Catalogs that are in a Bundle will not have the 10% savings once these catalogs on June 3rd. If they carry over, you will pay full price for them. While I am at it, this is another reminder that if you like any of the 2017-2019 In Colors you should order them as soon as possible because once they are gone, they will be gone for good.
I love the Stitched All Around stamp set and Stitched Labels Dies. There are ten dies in the set and they make cut out fun and unusual shapes. To make this card I first stamped the sentiment in Pineapple Punch ink and cut it out using one of the dies. Then I cut out the label behind it in Grapefruit Grove cardstock. I ran a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock in the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder. I know it is hard to see on my card and in the catalog so here is a close up photo.
This embossing folder adds a lot of subtle texture (hence, the name).
I thought the card still needed something else so I tied a bow using Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove.
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Good morning everyone! Today is another Buffy, Jackie and Susan Stamp Off Challenge. This time our challenge has to be something to do with sunshine. Of course whenever I hear the word sunshine I automatically start singing “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine” 🎶 That is because it is one of Madelyn’s favorite songs! Now I just wish I would see some of that elusive sunshine soon!
I decided to go with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and the matching dies called Sunshine Wishes. I also used the stamp set Merry Christmas To All which has the words “Wishing” and “You” in it and the Dog Builder Punch that is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog for the little heart that dots my “i”.
To make this card, I first cut out three sets of the flowers in Mango Melody. I cut off the stems and then layered them together on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock. I punched out the flower center using my 1″ Circle Punch and then ran it through my Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder. I cut out the butterfly in Poppy Parade card stock and the word sunshine in Basic Black. I embossed all the words by stamping them in Versamark and then using White Embossing Powder with my Heat Tool. All of this is layering on top of a card base of Poppy Parade.
Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made. I am sure their creations will make me happy while skies are gray!
I need a break from winter. Normally Rob and I go to Florida for at least a week during the winter months but we have had so much going on that we haven’t been able to go. I am not complaining because a lot of that is because we go to visit our grandchildren, which is much better than a week in Florida alone. The only thing is, although they live in a warmer climate than I do, it is still not sunshine and t-shirt weather. Next time we will all have to go to Florida together! Of course, the grandchildren are like sunshine to me, which is even better! Here is where you can start humming “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine….🎶🎵
To get back to my card, I decided to use some tropical products for my card. The stamp set is called Tropical Chic and it has matching dies called Tropical Thinlits. They are both part of a suite called Tropical Escape (which is what I need!). Also in this suite are embellishments, ribbon and Designer Series Paper. I used everything in the suite on this card except the embellishments.
To make this card I first stamped the flower in Blushing Bride ink and the leaves in Granny Apple Green. Then I cut them out using the Tropical Thinlits Dies. I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper called Tropical Escape and layered a piece of 1/2” Textured Weave Ribbon in Granny Apple Green on top. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink.
Can you feel the warmth and sunshine?
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Stampin’ Up!® is offering a limited time bundle during the month of November called Snowflake Showcase. It consists of two stamp sets called Happiness Surrounds and Snow Is Glistening, a set of dies called Snowfall Thinlits, White Velvet Paper and Snowfall Trinkets. It is an awesome set of products that I knew I had to have the minute I saw it. The snowflake dies are the most beautiful I have ever seen. One stamp set is for the Christmas or winter season and the other can be used year round.
I used the Happiness Surrounds stamp set for this card to show you it is not just for winter. The colors I used are Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather. I first embossed a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist using the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. Then I punched out a circle of Flirty Flamingo using the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch and embossed that using the Subtle Embossing Folder to give it a little texture. I stamped and cut out the rest of the pieces and layered a piece of Gold Metallic Thread behind it before adhering it to the circle using Dimensionals. The Gold Metallic Thread added a little sparkle to the card.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Tropical Chic.
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