Sweet Conversations

Stampin Up Sweet Conversations

This is the Valentine I made for my grandson, Nolan.  Nolan is four years old and smart as a whip.  He definitely takes after his Dad.  He has one of those minds that can see something once and remember it.  His big sister, Madelyn teaches him a lot since she is almost three years older than him so he is way ahead of most of the kids in his pre-school.  I know.  I am his grandmother so I am a little prejudice but it is true.

To make this card I first cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper.  This DSP is in the Sale-a-bration Catalog so you can get it for free with a $50 order!  There are 48 6″ x 6″ pieces of bright and cheery paper in this pack.  It is one of my favorites.  I ran this piece of DSP through my Cut “n Emboss machine using one of the dies in the set called Picture This.  There are two dies in this set.  One cuts out three large rectangles and the other cuts out all these circles.  There is stitching around each circle.  Before I adhered it to the Basic White card base, I lay this cut piece of DSP on top and drew circles on card base with a pencil so I would know where they lined up.  I stamped the X’s and O’s inside the pencil circles using Misty Moonlight and Granny Apple Green ink.  Then I erased the pencil marks.  By the way, I use a Papermate Clear Point .07 mechanical pencil to do this.  I find it completely erases the pencils marks easier than most pencils. You can get them pretty much anywhere like Amazon, Staples or Target.  After this I adhered the piece of Designer Series Paper onto the card base.

The Sweet Talk Suite is in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. This suite includes the stamp set called Sweet Conversations, coordinating dies called Sweet Hearts Dies, and embossing folder, ribbon, embellishments, little boxes and the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper.  This DSP is where I got the hearts with the words on them.  I just fussy cut them out using my Paper Snips.  I, then, adhered them inside the larger circles using Dimensionals.

Remember, Sale-a-bration is only until the end of February.  There are some great products in it that coordinate with some of the products in the Mini Catalog.  You can get anything for free in that catalog with a qualifying order and there are no limits to how many you can qualify for. 


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Turtle Friends

Stampin Up Turtle Friends

Happy December!  I am not sure how it became December already.  I feel like summer was just a month or so ago.

I made this card for Jackie a couple of months ago for her birthday.  Jackie loves stamp sets with critters so I thought it would be a good one to send to her.  I was never a big critter person until I had grandchildren but now I have a few sets with them.  I have been teaching some of my grands to stamp and they love little animal stamps.  Usually they stamp a few on card stock and the end up coloring the entire card with markers.  It is fun to see what they come up with although some of them turn out a little crazy!

To make this card I first stamped the turtle from the stamp set called Turtle Friends in Memento Black ink and then colored it with my Granny Apple Green  Stampin’ Up!® Blends.  Then I stamped the shell in Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped and colored the hat and then fussy cut it out.  Next I cut all the circles using the Layering Circles Dies in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and layered them on top of another piece of Patterned Party DSP.  I popped up the middle one using Dimensionals.  I layered all of that on a Coastal Cabana card base.

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Picture This

Stampin Up Picture This

Last week a few friends and I got together to make some cards.  This is one of the cards we made using a new die set from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog called Picture This.  This set includes two large dies.  One cuts out all the circles on this card and the other one cuts out three rectangle openings.  Both cut out stitching on the inside of the circles and rectangles as well as the outside.   We also used the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper to make this.  You can get this Designer Series Paper for FREE with a qualifying purchase

This card was super easy and quick to make.  I first took a piece of Penguin Playmates DSP and cut out the circles using a Picture This Die.  Then I used the Layering Circles to cut out the various critters that are also in the Penguin Playmates DSP.  I stamped the sentiment using the Penguin Place stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and cut that out using the Layering Circles dies too.  Then I added all the animals and sentiment circle to the backside of the DSP using Multipurpose Glue.  I adhered that to a Fresh Freesia card base.  I think this makes such a cute, sweet card for a child.

As I said earlier the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper is part of the Sale-a-bration offerings. One side of the paper has designs and the other side has all different animals and you can get it for free with a $50 order until the end of September. It coordinates perfectly with the Penguin Place Bundle which includes the stamp set of the same name and the Penguin Builder Punch (you can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle).  If you purchase this Bundle and the Picture This die set you can get the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (or many other things in the Sale-a-bration Catalog) for FREE!

This is what both sides of this paper look like.

Stampin Up Penguin Playmates

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Picture This

Stampin Up Picture This

There is a new set of dies in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that caught my eye the first time looking through it.  It is called Picture This.  There are two dies in this set.  One cuts out all the stitched circles on this card at once and the other die cuts out stitched rectangles.  I loved it right away because I love dies that do different things.

I decided to pair this die with the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than dies.  Most of the stamps in this set fit in the window so it worked out perfectly.

The first thing I did to make this card is to cut the circles out of a So Saffron card base.  I love how the stitching is on the card base as well as the circles it cuts out.  I am going to save those circles for another time.  Then I cut out a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White cardstock and placed it inside the So Saffron card base and drew the circles lightly with a pencil.

Stampin Up Picture This Next I stamped all the images from the stamp set called Nothing’s Better Than using Soft Suede ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies from the set called Love You More Than.  Then I stamped the inside of the cup and umbrella drink using the appropriate stamp (the cup and glass are two step stamping where it takes two stamps to make one image) and colored the lemon and umbrella using my Stampin’ Blends.  I adhered them to the different circles using Dimensionals.  I stamped the words Today’s and Plan:  in each circle masking off the other words in the saying with tape and then removing the tape before stamping.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

The Picture This dies can go with any stamp set you have that has small images.

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