Whiskey Business

Stampin Up Whiskey Business

Whiskey Business is a new stamp set that is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It is a perfect stamp set to use for a masculine card which we all know is hard to do.  Stampin’ Up!® has always had some good stamp sets for this purpose and I usually buy most of them because they are perfect.

To make this card I first stamped the glass and decanter in Early Espresso ink and cut them out using my Paper Snips.  I am not a very good fussy cutter (what they call cutting things out by hand in the card making business) but these were easy to do since they are mostly straight lines.  Stampin’ Up!® Paper Snips work really well because they are small and have a very sharp point.  Then I colored them using my Cinnamon Cider Stampin Blends.

I took a piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and cut it out using the Layered Ovals Dies.  Then I cut off one end of it to make it look like a table.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink and cut that out using a die from the Tasteful Labels Die set.  I attached the glass, decanter and sentiment using a Stampin Dimensionals to give it a little depth. 

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Daisy Lane

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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Blooms & Wishes

This is another card I made for my sister to use as invitations to her son’s rehearsal dinner.  A couple of weeks ago I told you how she decided to do something different with her invitations.  She wanted to send each person a different card with the invite inside of it.

I made this card using the stamp set called Blooms & Wishes.  I am so excited that this is one of the stamp sets that is going to be carried over into the new Annual Catalog.  The colors I used are Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride,  Wisteria Wonder and Emerald Envy.

To cut out the sentiment I used Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layered Ovals Framelits Die.  They layered together nicely.

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Hey Chick

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This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club last week.  It uses the cutest stamp set!  It is called Hey, Chick and you can get it for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  This stamp set really is just adorable.  It has three different chickens and an egg along with a few sentiments.

Hey Chick

Another exciting thing about this card is that we colored it using the new Watercolor Pencils that are in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The best thing about these pencils is they come in Stampin’ Up! colors!  We colored the chicken and his (?) crazy hair using these pencils and Blender Pens.  Blender Pens smooth out the pencil lines and help you blend the colors.  Here is a video made by Stampin’ Up! showing you various ways to use the Watercolor Pencils.

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Detailed Floral Thinlits

Detailed Floral Thinlits

I was looking through some of my cards and realized that I forgot to post some from a while ago.  We made this card at our monthly Stamp Club meeting a couple of months ago.  I actually think it was right after the new catalog came out in June.  I remember doing this card because it uses one of my favorite new Thinlits called Detailed Floral Thinlits.  It also shows two of the new In Colors (Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim) PLUS it uses one of the new Ruched Ribbons in Dapper Denim.  It covered a lot of bases!  Oh, and it also used a new stamp set called Thankful Thoughts AND new dies called Layering Ovals.  Wow!  That is a lot of new products to show all in one card!  It is a whole week’s worth of posts in one!  Now I can take the rest of the week off!  Ha!  Just kidding!

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A Take It Or Leave It Stamp Off Challenge

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It is that time of the week for another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me!  This time Jackie gave us a Take It Or Leave It Challenge.

SO take it or leave it challenge

I decided to us three out of four of the items on the list.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits, my sentiment is “Thinking of You” and I used the Sweet Sugarplum which is one of the 2016/2017 In Colors.  The only thing I did not do was emboss so I left it!

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I was trying to figure out how to add a pop of color onto this card but everything I tried was also left on the table so I decided to add a little flower in the corner with a White Perfect Accent in the middle.  The stamp set I used is a hostess set called Time Of Year.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made for their Take It Or Leave it Challenge!

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A Stamp Off Designer Series Paper Challenge

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This week our challenge is to use Designer Series Paper.  This is a great challenge for me because I am a hoarder of DSP.  I love it.  I buy it but boy is it hard to cut into that first piece!  Once I do, I am ok but it is still hard.


Seaside Shore, Layering Ovals, By The Shore

First of all, I think I deserve kudos for actually following this challenge!  I’m the rebel in the group and often just do whatever I want.  I know.  I am a spoiled brat but I do much better when I am in my own comfort zone and would rather post something I like at least a little then something I can’t stand.

I decided to use the stamp set called Seaside Shore (again) for my card with the matching Designer Series Paper called By The Shore.  I love anything that has to do with the beach, the ocean or the coast so both of these things were perfect.  I love the little fish in this set (there are two more I didn’t use) as well as the starfish and shells.  The little bubbles are the cutest!

I have some wonderful news to share!  I am going to be a grandmother again!  I can’t wait!


Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.  I am sure you will be awed by their creations!

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