Colorful Seasons

This is a really quick and simple card to make.  I first stamped the background using the stamp set called Colorful Seasons.  I stamped the leaves in Basic Gray, Petal Pink and Highland Heather in a random order.  Then I cut out the frame using two of the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I love the way these dies cut the inside and the outside of the rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment from Kindness & Compassion and put it inside the rectangle frame.  I thought it needed something more so I used the coordinating dies called Seasonal Layers and cut a  solid leaf and the detailed leaf out of Petal Pink cardstock and layered them together.

I have been so fortunate to have my grand daughter, Olivia stay with me once a week this fall while their parents work.  Olivia is now five months old.  I don’t know how that happened because it doesn’t seem like she has been around that long.    Being a grandmother is the best job I have ever had.  She is an absolute joy.  She is happy most of the time except when she wants to eat because when she is hungry, she wants her food immediately.  There is no stopping to burp her either.  She tells you in no uncertain terms that burping can be done after she has had the entire bottle.

My children all a thing with pumpkins.  They like to take baby pictures while sitting inside one.  Madelyn, Nolan and Emy all had pumpkin pictures.  I don’t know about this tradition.  I would think a pumpkin would be mighty cold and slimy but none of them seem to mind.  Here is Olivia’s pumpkin picture.

She certainly doesn’t seem to mind!

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Mother’s Day Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to make a Mother’s Day card.  Easy, right?

I decided to use a retiring stamp set called Falling Flowers.  This set has matching dies called May Flowers.  The dies are retiring too.  Both of these products have been around for a while so I am not surprised they are going.  Still, I like this set so I will miss it.

If you look closely at the card you will also see I used a die from Flourish Thinlits.  These dies will be in our next catalog.  I wanted to add a little texture to the background so I thought this die worked well.  I layered it on a piece of cardstock I cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Birthdays.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and is carrying over to the new catalog.  This is a great set full of different birthday greetings.  As you can see, I used it for Mother’s Day too  because I don’t have a Mother’s Day stamp!  Can you believe that??

The colors I used for this card are Soft Sea Foam,  Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.

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One Sheet Wonder

Hello everyone.  It is time again for another BS & J Productions Challenge.  This time our challenge is to use the technique called One Sheet Wonder.  This is where you make a bunch of different cards using one sheet of Designer Series Paper.  We all know how hard it is to cut that beautiful DSP so this is a great way for you to do it.

I cut mine a little differently than the original picture (but for some reason the original picture is not showing up on my blog this morning so I deleted it) but that is the great thing about Jackie and Buffy.  It is ok to change things up a bit.  This was the way I cut my DSP:

Here are my cards:

The Designer Series Paper I used is the 2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper in Lovely Lipstick. The rest of the colors I used were also In Colors (Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel). Each of the cards use the stamp set called Bloom By Bloom.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It has matching punches called Bitty Blossoms Punch Pack and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  Bloom By Bloom doesn’t have any sentiments so I used some from various sets.  They were Birthday Cheer, Life Is Grand, and Itty Bitty Birthdays. I cut the various flowers out using a variety of dies such as Stitched Shapes and Rectangle Stitched Dies.

Now let’s go see what beautiful creations Buffy and Jackie made.  I am sure we will all be delighted!


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Amazing Life

I have to say, I do have an amazing life!  I just got back from seeing all my grandchildren and getting to spend the weekend with them.  I also got to see two out of three of my boys and their wives.  Emory is turning two today so we all met last weekend to celebrate her birthday.  I can not believe how quickly these past two years have gone. It was amazing and I will share pictures with you later this week.

I made this card using the stamp set called Amazing Life which is in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog. This stamp set is paired with the Rectangle Stitched Dies (which is my favorite thing in the whole catalog!).  You can save 10% if you buy them in a Bundle.  I use the Rectangle Stitched dies all the time (as I am sure you can tell).

This is a quick and easy card to make.  I first stamped the sentiment and the cake in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then I cut them out using one of the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  Then I colored them with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I ran a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Highland Heather cardstock using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder through the Big Shot.  Then I added one of the sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Happy Birthday, Emy!  You are as sweet as can be no matter what your parents try to tell me!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase. If you buy this fabulous Amazing Life Bundle you are eligible to pick something from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order or Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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Birthday Cheer

Birthday Cheer is a fun stamp set that is in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog.  It has a matching set of dies that are amazing (even though I did not use them on this particular card). This set has everything you need to make some cute birthday cards including some sentiments with a fun font.  Of course, If you have been following my blog at all you have probably noticed that I purchases most everything in this catalog.  I love it all!

To make this card, I first stamped the present in Bermuda Bay Ink and fussy cut it out (fussy cut means cut by hand in case you didn’t know).  Then I colored it using the Highland Heather, Pool Party and a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends.  I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock out of one of the circles in the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.  I popped up the present using some Dimensionals and then attached this to a circle I had cut out of Gorgeous Grape cardstock using the Layering Circle Dies.  I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and then cut it out using a Rectangle Stitched Die.  This cut out was not quite long enough to go across the card, so I cut it in half and adhered half of it to one side of the card and the other half to the other side and adhered the present over it so you could not tell.  I used the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper in Gorgeous Grape.

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Meant To Be

 

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  I used products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  The stamp set is called Meant To Be.  It has matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  These dies are so much fun because some of them are very different.  Some only do stitching and others cut out.  Here is a video that Stampin’ Up!® did showing you this stamp and die set.

The colors I used to make this card are Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron and So Saffron.  I wanted to show the club members that you don’t have to just use the usual Valentine colors and that this set can be used for more than just Valentines.

The background for this card was cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I am warning you now.  You are going to see a lot of cards made with these dies.  They are awesome and my favorite thing in the Occasion Catalog.

Another great thing is if you buy the Meant To Be Bundle, you will be eligible to get free products from the 2019 Sale-a-bration Catalog!  There is nothing better than free!

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Dragonfly Dreams

I love making cards that are monochromatic but then add a pop of color to it.   I used the stamp set called Dragonfly Dreams to make this card.  This stamp set has matching dies called Detailed Dragonflies.  Both of them are in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

To make this card, I first stamped the dragonfly in random places using Basic Gray.  Then I cut the top piece of the dragonfly from Coastal Cabana cardstock and the bottom piece from Blueberry Bliss cardstock and adhered them together.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Birthdays in Blueberry Bliss ink.  This stamp set is a must have from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  There are sixteen stamps in the set all with the birthday theme.  I cut the sentiment out using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies (of course!).

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Favorite Occasions Catalog Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use our favorite product from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  This was.a hard challenge because I love so many things from that catalog.  Geared Up Garage is my favorite stamp set with matching dies.  Oh wait, maybe it is Meant To Be.  Well, I do love that but Piece Of Cake is so cute yet, I love the big words in Life Is Grand.  Hence, this is my dilemma.  I had to do some thinking here and realized if I could only buy one thing from this catalog (can you imagine how awful that would be?) it would be the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.

The thing that is different than most other stitched rectangle dies is this set is meant to layer with each other and make frames.  Each die cuts a stitching in both the piece you are cutting out as well and the outside piece that is left so it leaves you with a frame with both edges stitched.

To make this card, I first cut out the frames using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies in Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral.  Then I used an Aqua Painter with Blushing Bride Ink and painted the background onto the Whisper White card base.  I stamped the hearts is Calypso Coral and then cut them out using the Meant To Be stamp set with the matching dies called Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  You can save 10% by purchasing these in a Bundle.  Then I just put it all together.

Now, let’s go see what are Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorites from this catalog.  Maybe they had an easier time picking out what to use but somehow I doubt that!

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Amazing Life

Amazing Life is a stamp set that is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I actually received it for free when I attended OnStage last November.  Only Demonstrators can attend OnStage.  If you are interested in finding out more about this, just send me an email.  I would be happy to explain it to you.

In any case, Amazing Life is bundled in the catalog with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I have mentioned before (many times) that the dies are my favorite product in this catalog.  If you buy anything, you have to buy these.  If you buy the stamp set and the dies in a bundle you can save 10%!

To make this card I first stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I colored the word “happy” with my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. I colored the top of the letters in the Light Mint Macaron Blend and the bottom of each letter using the Dark Blend.  Then I stamped the image again onto Balmy Blue cardstock and cut out the banner and layered it on top of the first image using Mini Dimensionals.

After this I stamped three sets of flowers and colored them using the Mint Macaron and the Balmy Blue Blends and cut them out by hand.  I took a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and cut out the frame using two of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  If you look closely in the picture you can see the stitching on the inside and outside of the frame.

The best thing of all?  You can earn a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog if you buy the Amazing Life stamp set and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits in a Bundle!

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