Art Gallery Cup Of Tea

Stampin Up Art Gallery Stampin Up Cup Of tea

February was my 15th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I didn’t even realize it until yesterday when I got an email from Stampin’ Up! congratulating me.  I knew my anniversary was in February but I didn’t realize it was a big one.  Stampin’ Up! was very kind and even gave me a credit towards future purchases.  They are such a great company.

I made this card using a few different products.  The flowers and leaves are from the Art Gallery stamp set and the Floral Gallery Dies.  This stamp set is a two-step stamp set which means two or more stamps create one image.  I stamped the large flower background in Blushing Bride ink and the second stamp using Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped the smaller flowers in Flirty Flamingo and the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Then I cut those images using the coordinating dies.

Next, I stamped the cup from the Cup Of Tea bundle in Smoky Slate ink and cut it out using the Tea Cup dies (you can save 10% by purchasing them using the bundle item number). I cut a 3.5″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and embossed it using the Gingham embossing folder.  I layered that on a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock that I cut out using the Deckled Rectangle dies and layered that on a Basic White card base.

The sentiment is from the Beauty Of Friendship stamp set.  Lastly, I colored a piece of white Baker’s Twine using my Dark Flirty Flamingo Blends and tied it around the handle.

Here’s to another 15 years!

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Beauty Of Friendship

Stampin Up Beauty Of Friendship

Beauty Of Friendship is a stamp set that has been around for a while now.  It is a beautiful set that has gorgeous trees and some great all-around sentiments.  It used to have coordinating dies but Stampin’ Up!® retired them for some unknown reason.  It is ok though.  You don’t have to have the dies to make beautiful cards using this stamp set.

To make this card I first stamped the trunk of the tree in Basic Gray Ink and the leaves of the tree in Old Olive.  One thing I love about this set is some of the stamps are DisINKtive stamps.  This means that one stamp creates different opacities which brings depth to the image.  If you look at the leaves of this tree you can see where some leaves are darker than others.  This was created by one stamp.

After I stamped the tree, I cut it out using the Deckled Rectangles dies and I backed it up with a piece of Old Olive card stock.  Then I cut a piece of the Designer Series Paper called Sun Prints also using the Deckled Rectangles.  This DSP is beautiful can is very delicate looking.  I backed that up with another piece of Old Olive card stock.  I adhered all the layers onto a Gray Granite card base.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink and cut it out using a retired banner die.

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Hand Penned Mystery Parts

Once again my fellow Stampin’ Up!®  Downline participated in a Mystery Parts Challenge.  My Downline are people who signed up to be a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator under me.  The Challenge is when one person sends some products that we have to use to make a card.   You can add your own products to your creation but you must use what she sends you too.

This time, Char sent us these products.

Stampin Up Hand Penned

The Designer Series Paper is called Hand Penned.  I love this paper!  She also sent a Basic White card base and some 1/8″ Cotton Ribbon in Misty Moonlight.  Here is the card I made using these products.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals

This Is the card Kim made:

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals

Karen made this one:

Here is Char’s card:

Karin made this one:

Aren’t they all beautiful?  I love how each one turned out so differently even though we all used the same products.

To make my card I first cut the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper to 5.25″ x 3.75″.  I took a one inch strip of Misty Moonlight and cut it out using a die from the Penned Flowers die set that cut the scallops and stitches.  I tied the piece of Misty Moonlight ribbon around this and layered it all on top of a Basic White card base.  Next I stamped the flowers in Misty Moonlight, So Saffron and Mint Macaron ink and cut them out using the coordinating die.  I layered it on top of a Basic White and Misty Moonlight circle from the Layering Circles die set.  The sentiment is from Beauty Of Friendship and was cut out using the Beautiful Trees die set.  Lastly I added some Genial Gems to add a little sparkle.

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Beauty Of Friendship

Stampin Up Beauty Of Friendship

Although fall has not come to Nashville yet, I know it has arrived in a lot of places.  There is nothing prettier than seeing all that beautiful foliage.  The reds, oranges and yellows are so brilliant and just gorgeous.  I have to admit I do miss that part of Northern New York (but it is the only part weather-wise that I miss!).  Originally, I wanted to make a card showing these colors but decided to go rogue and do crazy colors.

I used the stamp set called Beauty Of Friendship.  This stamp set has coordinating dies called Beautiful Trees, although I did not use them on this card.  Instead I just used stamps, ink and card stock.  Stampin’ Up!® has started showing cards made for the beginner stamper to the avid stamper and everything in-between.  This card is made for the beginner stamper, although I think it is pretty enough for any stamper to make.

To make this card I first stamped the trees in Soft Suede ink.  Then I stamped the tree tops in Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia, Bumblebee, Night Of Navy and Calypso Coral inks.  The tops of the trees are a DisINKtive stamp.  This is where one stamp has different opacities which means some of the colors come out lighter and some darker all with one stamp.  If you look at the leaves you can see this.  It looks like two stamps made the image but it was only one.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink.

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Beauty Of Friendship

Stampin Up Beauty Of Friendship

Stampin’ Up!® makes the most beautiful dies that sometimes the only thing you need for a card is a sentiment from a stamp set.  In the 2021/2022 Annual Catalog there is aSuite called Beauty Of The Earth.  This suite includes a stamp set, dies, Designer Series Paper and an embossing folder. I made this card using the Beautiful Trees Dies that are included in this suite.  The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set called Beauty Of Friendship (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle).

To make this card I first layered the green piece of Beauty Of The Earth Designer Series Paper onto a Misty Moonlight card base.  The I used a die from the Basic Borders to add the arch on the piece of Balmy Blue DSP and adhered that to the card base.  I love how the DSP looked like grass and the sky so I didn’t have to do anything else.  Then I cut out the trunk of the tree in Early Expresso, the background of the leaves in Mossy Meadow and the detail of the leaves in Old Olive cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight in and cut it out using the coordinating die.  It was such an easy card to make but I love how it came out.

I told you the other day that my son, Sam and his daughter, Madelyn came up for a week visit.  Prior to them coming I would talk to Madelyn on the phone and tell her all the fun things we were going to do when she got here.  She could jump in the lake, swim, go fishing, go for a boat ride and ride on the jet ski.  I picked them up at the airport and we got back to the cottage about 5 PM.  Madelyn jumped out of the car, immediately put on her bathing suit and wanted to do ALL those things immediately!  We managed to jump in the lake, swim around and go fishing but that was about it before dinner.  She literally ran from one thing to the next.  The funny thing is she did that all day, every day, until the day she left!  Even that morning she managed to do some swimming and fishing.  Whew!  Young energy is very tiring! 

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Beauty Of Friendship Sneak Peek

Stampin Up Beauty Of Friendship

One of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator is you get to order new products from an upcoming catalog before anyone else.  Of course, there are other great things about being a Demo such as getting a discount and meeting new friends but I especially love that I can get my hands on new products sooner.  I am not a very patient person!

One of the new products I was able to purchase is the Beauty Of The Earth Suite.  This suite includes the stamp set called Beauty Of Friendship and coordinating dies called Beautiful Trees.  There is also Designer Series Paper called Beauty Of The Earth which is so beautiful and an embossing folder called Bark.  It is a 3D embossing folder which means it makes a deeper impression than a regular embossing folder.

To make this card I first cut the two 3.75″ x 3″ pieces of Designer Series Paper.  The blue one looked like sky to me and the green on looked like grass so I thought they would make a great background together.  Then I stamped the tree tops in Granny Apple Green ink and the tree trunks in Soft Suede.  I cut them out using the coordinating dies (Beautiful Trees) and layered them on top of the Designer Series Paper so the leaves would cover the seam of the two pieces of DSP.  I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink and cut that out using a label die that is included in this bundle.  I was going to leave it alone but then I decided it needed something else.  I thought about adding sequins or epoxy dots but decided to use the bird die in the set instead.    My backyard has a lot of Cardinals visiting me so I used Poppy Parade cardstock to cut it out.

There are no links at the bottom of this post because the products are not available to purchase until May 4th.

The new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog begins May 4th.  If you are a customer of mine, I have already sent you one in the mail.  Let me know if you didn’t get it as everyone knows the Post Office is kind of a mess these days.  If you are not a customer and would like one, I would be happy to send you one for the cost of shipping.

If you are interested in Joining my Stampin’ Up!® team and would like more information, please feel free to contact me or click on the Join Now button to the right of this post.  There is no obligation to buy anything other than your starter kit but I know you won’t be able to resist!