Love You To Pieces is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog. It has a set of matching dies called Puzzle Pieces. Unfortunately, both of these items will be retiring on June 2nd. It is too bad because it is such a cute stamp set and it kind of fits with the pandemic that is happening right now. Sentiments such as “let’s get together soon” and “you are my missing piece” are perfect to use nowadays. The dies are such fun too because you can take a photograph and cut it up using the dies to send to someone to put together. It would be fun to send something like that to Madelyn or Emory.
The colors I used for this card are Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. I first layered a piece of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper onto a Cherry Cobbler card base. The I stamped the two puzzle sentiments in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out using the Puzzle Pieces dies. I stamped the bottom sentiment and cut that using the Classic Label Punch. I stamped the outline puzzle pieces and hearts in Cherry Cobbler ink also and then added the solid puzzle pieces using Dimensionals to pop them up a bit.
This is one of the cards I sent to some of my family members. My sisters and my mother have always sent Valentines to each other. It is a really nice tradition that we have been doing for years. Sometimes my sisters even send me hand made cards, which are always my favorites!
This is a very simple and easy card to make. I used the stamp set called Meant To Be and the matching dies called Stitched Be Mine. The colors I used are Whisper White and Terracotta Tile (one of the 2019/2021 InColors). I first stamped three hearts and cut them out using the coordinating die. I layered these on top of a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock I had cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I used Dimensionals to pop them up. The sentiment was punched out using the Classic Label Punch. The Designer Series Paper is called Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. All of these products are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog
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No one likes to have to send a sympathy (or prayer) card due to a death in the family or a serious illness but, unfortunately, it is a fact of life. Stampin’ Up!® makes this hard task a bit easier because they offer a lot of choices when it comes to this.
For my sympathy card I used the stamp set called Beauty & Joy. This stamp set is in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. It is great set because it has choices of the pots as well as the tree. It is also a DisINKtive Stamp set which means it has depth to the images using one stamp. The sad news is this stamp set will be retiring on January 2nd so if you like it, you need to purchase it before then.
To make this card, I first stamped the basket in Crushed Curry. Then I stamped the trunk in Early Espresso and the leaves in Pretty Peacock. The Designer Series Paper is called Garden Lane and is in the 2019/2020 Annual Catalog. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings. I stamped that in Pretty Peacock and then cut it out using the Classic Label Punch.
A couple of weeks ago my daughter in law had an accident which left her unable to get around very well so I flew down to Alabama to help out. That means I got some Emy time which is always a good thing. Emy is 2 going on 16. She is sweet, sassy and beautiful (if I do say so myself).
Here is another card I made to thank people for my birthday presents. It uses the Stitched All Around stamp set and matching dies called Stitched Labels again (if you didn’t see my previous card using this bundle, you can check it out here). I also used the stamp set called Daisy Lane for the wreath made out of the flowers.
To make this card, I first used my wreath builder stencil and the flower from the stamp set called Daisy Lane. I stamped it numerous times in a circle using Crushed Curry Ink. Then I stamped the thank you sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and cut it out using the coordinating die from Stitched Labels. I backed this with a circle I punched out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhered it to the center of the flower wreath.
After that I masked off a stamp from Flourishing Phrases so that I would only ink up the words “so very much”. A lot of people cut their stamps so they don’t have to mask them. Honestly, this would give me hives. It is so easy to mask off a section of a stamp using Washi Tape or something similar. You just place the tape over the words you don’t want to use, ink the stamp, pull off the tape and stamp it onto a piece of paper. Only the words that on ink will show. Then I cut it out using the Classic Label Punch.
On a side note: Happy Birthday, Peter. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!!
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These are two cards we made at my monthly stamping class a couple of weeks ago. They are a take on the Floating Frame technique by Jennifer McGuire but I didn’t make them floating because the spaces were too small for Dimensionals.
To make both of these cards I first took a 5.5″ x 4.25″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it five times in different places using a die from Tasteful Backgrounds. Then I took two dies from the Stitched Rectangles and cut out the piece in the middle and around the edges. The middle piece was used to make the card on the top and the outside piece was used to make the card on the bottom.
The colors on the top card are are Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green. The flower was made using the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. This Washi Tape is a big roll of petals. We used six of them to make the flower. I cut a small circle using the 3/4″ Circle Punch and attached the tips of the petals on top of it. Then I turned the flower over and used my Embossing Buddy to take the stickiness out of the edges of the petals so they would not adhere to the cardstock and look flat. I put a Clear Faceted Gem in the middle of the flower and adhered it to my card. I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Rich Razzleberry ink and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.
The colors I used for the second card were Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Mango Melody. I attached the piece I had left over from the first card and attached it to a piece of Pool Party cardstock I had cut put using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I stamped the cake from the stamp set called Piece Of Cake in Mango Melody and punched it out using the Cake Builder Punch. I punched out the cake stand in Mango Melody cardstock. The sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship. Lastly, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots for some color and sparkle.
It was fun to get two cards out of one die cut!
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These are two more cards we made at my monthly stamp class. I wanted to show them different ways to use the same product. In these examples I used the Stitched Lace Dies.
To make the top card I first cut out the background panel using the large background die in this set with Purple Posy cardstock. Then I used the edge die to cut the bottom off. You will need the piece you cut off to make the second card. I adhered this onto a Gorgeous Grape card base using Multipurpose Glue. If you use Snail, you will see pieces of it through the cut outs so the glue works much better on this kind of die. Then I stamped the Butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Gorgeous Grape onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and punched them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch. The stamp has both the large and small butterfly on one piece so you stamp and punch them out at the same time. I stamped the sentiment and punched that out using the Classic Label Punch. Then I took a few white sequins from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins Pack and colored them using my Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin Blend. You can use your Blends to change them to any color.
To make this card, I took the leftover piece I had previously cut from the Stitched Lace Dies, cut the edges using the small edge die that comes in this set and then cut that in half using my trimmer. I stamped the flower and sentiment from the stamp set called Beautiful Friendship using Highland Heather ink and the leaves with Old Olive. Can you see in the picture how the flower has different shades of purple? The stamp itself does this because it is a DisINKtive stamp set. I love how these sets give a little texture to your images. Lastly I adhere both pieces of the die cut on both sides of the cardstock and adhered that to a Highland Heather card base.
Now you can see how one die cut can have two different looks which makes it much more versatile.
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Earlier this week I was talking about using some of the older but still current products that we tend to forget about when new things come out. It is kind of like when waving new shiny things in front of you, you forget what you are doing.
Christmas Pines is another stamp set that is in the 2017/2018 Stamping’ Up! Annual Catalog that I had forgotten about. It is a beautiful stamp set that has matching Thinlits called Pretty Pines. I love these Thinlits because they make beautiful pine cones and sprigs of pine branches. My next door neighbor is so talented and she has these on her windows of her house (for real). They are just beautiful and I wish I was that talented. I keep trying to get her to come decorate my house but she still hasn’t shown up! She is an amazing gardener her. I won’t even talk about what my gardens look like! They are pathetic!
TGIF! It is Friday and we have another Stamp Off Challenge for you. This one is called Negative Space. It is where you die cut a shape out of card stock but instead of using the cut piece, you use the piece you cut out of.
Here is my card for this challenge:
Two amazing things happened with this card. First, this is my first negative space card. I have no idea why I have not done this before and you can expect to see it more often because I really like the look. Secondly, I used Delightful Dijon for the first time. I never liked this color. It was drab and plain ugly but amazingly enough it is perfect for Fall. It looks awesome with Cajun Craze and when the leaves were at their peak in this area of the world, this color was everywhere (it was a gorgeous fall up here!!)
I cut the first oak leaf out of Cajun Craze cardstock with the Leaflet Framelits and then used that cardstock (not the leaf I cut) as a background. I lined up a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock behind the cut out and stamped the oak leaf from the stamp set called Vintage Leaves using Cajun Craze ink. I used Dimensionals to raise up the Cajun Craze cardstock over the Very Vanilla.
The sentiment I used is from the stamp set called Thoughtful Banners and the matching punch is called Classic Label.
Now let’s go see what awesome creations Buffy and Jackie made!
I must admit I am having a hard time making Christmas cards when it is still 70 degrees out. I guess if I lived in the South, this would be normal but since I live in the North, it just seems odd.
This is one of the cards we made at our monthly club meeting. It uses a stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalog called Santa’s Sleigh. It has a set of matching Thinlits also called Santa’s Sleigh and you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle. It is a cute set yet it is elegant with the sleigh pieces. The sleigh is actually made from two different dies. Other than the pieces we used for this card, this set also has a reindeer, a small wreath, teddy bear, bows and a few other shapes. I know you can’t really tell from this picture but we also used the Wink Of Stella on the red part of the sleigh and the star to give it a little shine.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a stamp set that is a must have because it has every sentiment you can ever need! The snow in the background is made from an Embossing Folder called Softly Falling.