Sweet Ice Cream

Stampin Up Sweet Ice Cream

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.

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Timeless Tropical

Welcome to another BS & J Productions’ Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is to use our Stampin’ Blends. When I saw this challenge I looked through my current stamp sets and could not find an image I wanted to color.  I struggle with coloring because I have no eye for light and shadows and all those things that go into doing it well.  After not really finding an image I could pretend to color well, I decided to think of something different.  I decided to use my Blends to make a background instead.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical

The first thing I did was randomly pull a bunch of different colors out of my Blends holder.  I really did not know what I was going to do but after pulling some of them out, I decided the colors I chose (Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay) looked like colors of a beautiful sunset on the water.  So then I looked through my stamp sets again and decided on using the Timeless Tropical Bundle.  This bundle includes the Timeless Tropical stamp set and the coordinating die set called In The Tropics.  I added more colors (Pumpkin Pie for the sunset, Cinnamon Cider and Soft Suede for sand.  Then I just took each light and dark color and drew lines across a piece of Basic White card stock.

After that I used my Stampin Write Markers to color the palm tree stamps in Cinnamon Cider and Garden Green.  I stamped them twice and cut them out using the coordinating die.  I adhered one of them using Multipurpose Glue and the other using Dimensionals.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream in Memento Black ink.  I used a Coastal Cabana card base.

Now let’s go see what beautiful creation Buffy and Jackie made using Blends.  They are both really good at coloring so I am sure they will be gorgeous.

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Color & Contour

Stampin Up Color & Contour

I don’t know why but I never seem to remember how nice cards look when you use die cut Designer Series Paper on cards.  I usually just use card stock but I really think when you use DSP it adds so much more to a card.  Stampin’ Up!® has such beautiful DSP.  Each pack has different colors, pattern and textures.

I kind of worked backwards on this card.  Normally I choose the stamp set, the colors and then the background.  This time I decided to use a piece of Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper for my background first.  I cut it out using a die from the set called Scalloped Contours.  This particular die cuts out the scalloped edge as well as the stitching around the outside.  This die set coordinates with the stamp set called Color & Contour (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).

After that I stamped the three flowers in Memento Black Ink.  Color & Contour is a two step stamp set.  This means it can take two or more stamps to make one image.  I decided not to use the inside of the flowers stamp, but instead I colored the flowers using a Highland Heather, Polished Pink, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Blends.I colored the leaves using a Granny Apple Green Blends.  I stamped the sentiment on Gray Granite card stock using Gray Granite ink and then cut the end of it using the same die I used on the background.  I adhered everything to a Gray Granite card base.  Lastly I added some Matte Decorative Dots.

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up!® Seasonal Sale!  Stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics and save money at the same  time!  Click on the banner below to order!

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Use That Designer Series Paper!

Remember how I have been talking about using all that gorgeous Stampin’ Up!® Designer Series Paper?  Well, I am still trying to do that.  The hard part is SU keeps coming out with beautiful patterns in every catalog which, of course I have to purchase but I still trying really hard to get myself to cut that paper and use so here are two more simple and easy cards I made using some.

Stampin Up Sweet Ice Cream

This first card using the Host Bundle of Designer Series Paper called Pattern Party.  This is an amazing pack of paper that you can get with a qualifying order.  It has 48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ double sided paper.  There are colorful patterns on one side and black and white designs on the other.

To make this top card I just adhered the Blushing Bride piece of DSP onto a Basic White card base.  Then I cut out a piece of Poppy Parade card stock and a different piece of DSP using the Basic Borders dies (I love these dies) and layered them on top.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream on a 3″ x 1 1/8″ piece of Basic White card stock and cut it out using a die from the set called Tasteful Labels.  Then I cut a full piece of Poppy Parade card stock using the same die.  I adhered them together and used Dimensionals to place them on the card.  Lastly I added a couple of leaves from Pierced Blooms in Granny Apple Green card stock.

Stampin Up Biggest Wish

I used Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper for my second card.  This was also super easy to make.  I adhered the flower piece of DSP on top of the Fresh Freesia checked piece and then cut out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I glued the bottom piece of a Basic White card base and then used a Foam Adhesive Sheet to layer the cut out piece so it is popped which adds dimension.  I stamped the larger sentiment from the stamp set called Biggest Wish in Fresh Freesia ink and the smaller one in Gorgeous Grape and then cut that out using another Stitched Rectangle Die and glued that on top.

This is my birthday week.   So, in honor of my birthday, I am offering 10% Off on all orders over $50 if you use the Host Code VMJYKYCW.  Just click in the box below and it will take you to my website and automatically enter the Host Code for you.   If your order is larger than $150 DO NOT use the Host Code so you can get the host benefits yourself but I will still give you the discount. You can order online and I will rebate you the discount by PayPal or I can send you a check in the mail.  This offer is good until 11:59 PM Sunday, August 29, 2021.



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Sweet Ice Cream

Stampin Up Sweet Ice Cream

Last week I had my stamping ladies over for the first time in over a year.  Gosh, I missed them.  The last time I had them over was February 2020.  Then, of course, the pandemic hit and the world practically stopped.  It was so nice to be able to get back together and have some fun.

One of the cards we made using the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream.  This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.  The card we made is a fun fold card.  It actually opens two ways.  First you lift the flap that the ice cream cone is on and then you open the diagonally cut card base.

To make this card I first cut the front of Basic White card base diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.  Then I layered a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper on the back piece.  This DSP is amazing.  It is only available as a hostess benefit.  There are 48 12″ x 12″ pieces of DSP in the pack.  One side has fun colorful patterns while the other side is black and white.  Then I cut another piece 4″ x 5.25″ and then cut it diagonally in half.  I layered that on the front of the card base.

After I did this, I cut a piece of Basic White card stock 3.25″ x 8.5″ and folded it in half.  I layered a 3″ x 4″ piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper on that and a 2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White card stock on top.  I stamped the ice cream scoop in Pale Papaya and Pool Party ink and punched them out using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.  I stamped the ice cream cone lines using Soft Suede ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and cut that out using the punch too.  I stamped both sentiments (the one on the Pale Papaya ice cream scoop and the one inside the card using  Pool Party ink.

All I can say is I hope this pandemic thing never happens again.  It sure was fun to get together and do some stamping and some snacking with lots of talking and laughter. 

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Sweet Ice Cream & A Sneak Peek

Stampin Up Sweet Ice cream

Tomorrow is a very big day in the Stampin’ Up!® world.  It is the first day of the brand new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  This catalog is packed with new, amazing products that you are going to love.

The Fun Fold card I made today uses a stamp set that was in the 2021 January – June Catalog called Sweet Ice Cream.  This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.  The stamp set and punch did carry over into the new Annual Catalog but the 10% Bundle discount did not BUT since the Mini Catalog is available until June, you can still get the savings if you order it before the Mini Catalog expires.

To make this card I first stamped the ice cream scoops in Fresh Freesia (a brand new InColor that will be available to purchase tomorrow) and Highland Heather inks.  I stamped the spindles in Gorgeous Grape for the Highland Heather scoops and Highland Heather on the Fresh Freesia scoop.   I stamped the ice cream cone in Crumb Cake Ink and the cross hatches in Soft Suede. Then I punched them all out using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

Now comes the fun Sneak Peek part of the card.  I layered all the scoops and cone onto a piece of Basic White card stock and then cut out the scalloped stitched edge using a new set of dies that are in the Annual Catalog coming out tomorrow called Basic Borders.  There are 6 border dies in this set and I love them!  There is a chevron, a rounded, a cloud,  a fancy zigzag and a regular zigzag die in the bundle and they all have stitching on them.  I cut out another piece of Highland Heather card stock using the die too.

I folded a 8.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock in half and then cut off a 1.75″ piece off one side.  Then I layered the piece of Highland Heather card stock that I cut out using the Basic Border die and then the piece of Basic White cardstock with the ice cream cone on it.   Only the Highland Heather part open ups.  I stamped the sentiment in Highland Heather ink on the Fresh Freesia card base.

Remember, today is the last day to buy the retiring products and the Bundle discount on some of the products carrying over!  

After today they will be gone for good!

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