Sunday, September 4, 2022

All Bundled Up with Holly and Frenchie


Hello my stamping friends.  I have a fun share for you today.  My bestie, Frenchie, and I did a joint video showing you how we made these adorable moose cards.  I just love this moose and it was so fun creating the video.  I am in Wyoming and Frenchie is in Texas so I'm sure glad she knew how to make this work for us.  In my part of the video I show you how I colored the moose with Stampin' Up! Blends markers and Frenchie concentrated on background techniques.  I hope you'll scroll down and watch the video.  If you like the video please like and subscribe to both of our channels.

Measurements for my card:
Smoky Slate: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½ for the card base
Texture Chic: 4 x 5¼, ½ x 4 and ¼ x 4
Smoky Slate: 3¼ x 4¾ cut with the Scalloped Contours dies
Basic White: 2¾ x 4 cut with the 4th largest Deckled Rectangle dies
Basic White: 4 x 5¼ for the inside

Instructions:
  1. Adhere Texture Chic designer paper strips to the inside layer and then inside the card base.
  2. Adhere the large Texture Chic designer paper to the card base.
  3. Adhere the scalloped rectangle to the card front.
  4. Adhere a Wonderful Snowflake from the July-Dec Mini Catalog to the top left corner.  Make sure the tips of the snowflake are within the card base.
  5. Stamp the moose onto the deckled rectangle with Memento black ink.
  6. Use Stampin' Blends to color the moose.  Antlers are in Crumb Cake combo, hat and scarf are in Soft Succulent combo and Evening Evergreen combo, inside the ears and the tongue are in light Flirty Flamingo, the hooves are in 200 and the moose is in 400, 600 and 700.
  7. With a blending brush, lightly sponge Soft Succulent at the top part of the moose image and Evening Evergreen on the bottom.  I did not mask the moose and made sure I was using a very light hand to add the color.  Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Linen Paper and Celebrate Sunflowers



Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today is part of a team challenge.  My upline, Frenchie, sends us supplies and we have to use it to make a full sized card.  Then at the team meeting all that participated get their name put on the wheel.  She spins the wheel and if it lands on your name you win the cards.  It's a great way to get different ideas on using the same product.  The challenge this month is for linen paper.  I have this product, but had never used it.  I started off sponging it making an ombre background and then die cut it with the Split Card Textures die.  This was definately a labor of love getting all of the little pieces out, but I love the look of it.  I added the big sunflower and a greeting from Charming Sentiments to finish it off.  The card on the left is with linen paper and the card on the right is Basic White cardstock.

Measurements:
Crushed Curry: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½ for the card base
Linen Paper or Basic White: 4 x 5¼
Basic Black: 3⅞ x 5⅛, 3½ x 3½, 1½ x 2
Basic White: 4 x 5¼ for inside layer and 3½ x 3½ for sunflower
Vellum: 2 x 3

Instructions:
  1. Sponge the linen paper (or basic white) with blending brushes and Crushed Curry, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.
  2. Die cut sponged layer with the Split Card Textures die.  If you are using the linen paper, it has adhesive on the back so you will want to run it through Stamp N Cut and Emboss machine 2 or 3 times.  If you are using card stock then once is plenty.
  3. Adhere the die cut layer to the Basic Black layer and then onto the card base.
  4. Stamp the large sunflower onto the 3½ Basic White square with Memento Black ink.
  5. Color sunflower with Stampin' Blends markers: Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede.
  6. Put an adhesive sheet onto the 3½ Basic Black square and then die cut with the large detail sunflower die.  Remove backing off and adhere to colored sunflower.  Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimesionals.
  7. Cut the 2 sprig images from the vellum and tuck under sunflower with glue dots.
  8. Stamp the greeting onto the Basic Black strip with VersaMark ink and emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Use coordinating dies to cut it out.  (Charming Sentiments is the bundle)
  9. Scatter some matte black dots onto the card front.
  10. For the inside, stamp the greeting in Pumpkin Pie. Stamp the small sunflower with Memento Black ink and color the same as the large sunflower.
  11. Stamp a small flower in Memento Black ink onto the envelope.
 

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Abigail Rose Suite





Hello stamping friends!  I am back today with a card I made using the Abigail Rose Suite of products.  I have a co-worker that is leaving so thought I'd send her off with a card made with love.  I have all of the details below for you.

Measurements:
Crumb Cake: 8 ½ x 5 ½ scored at 4¼
Abigail Rose designer paper: 4 x 5½
Early Espresso: 4¼ x 3
Very Vanilla: 4¼ x 3, 3¼ x 5½, 4 x 5¼
Mint Macaron: 1½ x 1½ 

Instructions:
  1. Cut the 4¼ x 3 Early Espresso and Very Vanilla layers with the Fabulous Frames die.  Adhere the outside frame from the Early Espresso to the designer paper layer and then onto the card base.
  2. Stamp the flower and leave images onto the  x 5½ Very Vanilla layer with Soft Suede ink.
  3. Cut the open leaf die from the Mint Macaron.
  4. Stamp the greeting from Charming Sentiments onto the inside Very Vanilla frame with Early Espresso ink.
  5. Using the Mint Macaron and Petal Pink classic markers, make some splatters onto the stamped Very Vanilla.  Adhere to card front, inside of the Early Espresso frame.
  6. Color the flower and leaves with Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Soft Suede Stampin' Blends markers.  Die cut with coordinating die.
  7. Adhere the open leaf and the colored leaves to the back of the flower then add to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. Add a little Wink of Stella to the center of the flower.
  9. For the inside (4 x 5¼ Very Vanilla) and the envelope stamp a partial flower in Crumb Cake ink.



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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Boughs of Holly and Merriest Moments




Hello my stamping friends.  I know we are in the middle of summer, but I have a Christmas card I'd like to share with you.  I absolutely love the new designer paper Boughs of Holly in the July-December mini catalog.  I am getting ready for Christmas in July card class so I am in Christmas mode.  This is such a simple layout and could be changed up with any paper and stamp set.  My choice of stamp set today includes Merriest Moments.  I have all of the details below for you if you'd like to recreate this card.

Measurements: 
Thick Basic White: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½ for card base.
Real Red: 4 x 5¼
Designer Paper: 5⅛ x 1½, 2¼ x 1¾, 2¼ x 3¼
Basic White: 2 x 8½

Instructions:
  1. Adhere Real Red to card base.
  2. Adhere all 3 pieces of designer paper to card front.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen onto the Basic White.  Cut with the Seasonal Label dies.  Sponge edges with Real Red ink.
  4. Stamp 1 large and 1 small poinsettia in Real Red onto the Basic White.  Cut with coordinating dies (Merriest Frames)
  5. Stamp 2 large leaves.  First ink the leaf with Old Olive, stamp off and then with a sponge dauber go around the edges with Garden Green.  Cut with coordinating dies.
  6. Adhere the greeting to card front with Stampin' dimensionals. Add the flower, layering the 2 together.
  7. Tuck the leaves under the flower.  Add a champagne rhinestone to the label and then splatter wink of Stella by hitting against a bone folder.
  8. For the inside and envelope stamp the large poinsettia with Real Red and the leaves the same way.  Add Crumb Cake ink to the center of all of the flowers with the little dots image.
  9. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink.
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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Free Shipping



Hello my stamping friends.  Just a quick post today to let you know that Stampin' UP! just announced free shipping on June 21, 2022 on orders of $75 or more.  You can order by going to my online store HERE, or you can call or email me if you would like me to place an order for you.  The link to my store includes the hostess code below, so if your order is over $150 please remove the code so that you earn the Stampin' rewards.

Also, the last chance sale is still going on for items retiring from the January - June mini catalog.  

Kits are also on sale until the end of June and they are buy one, get one half off.  You can see all of the kits available HERE and the most expensive kit will be the half off one.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Paper Share Time - July to December 2022 Mini Catalog

Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today includes information about my July to December 2022 paper share.  What is a paper share you ask?  It is a sample of all of the new paper in the mini catalog.  I order all of the papers, cut them down to 6 x 6 size and then package them up for you.  This way you get to see all of the papers without having to purchase a whole package of each and then can order more of only the ones you love.  I will list all of the papers along with the number of sheets you will receive plus I have samples to show you as well.

The cost of the paper share is $32.00 plus priority shipping of $9.65.  To reserve your paper share, email me at dartbabe19@msn.com.  I will be sending out invoices on June 25th and they need to be paid by June 30th.  I will order all of the paper on July 1st.  Just as soon as I receive my order, I will cut and package them and should be able to have them back in the mail by July 15th (I am hoping sooner, but it will depend on when I get the paper).

All paper is cut to 6 x 6 and you will receive:
Snowy White - 1
Glimmer - 3
Real Red & White Glimmer - 1 of each color
Snowflake Specialty Vellum - 3 flocked pieces and 3 foil pieces
Lights Aglow - 12 double sided sheets
Metallic & Shimmer - 3
Festive Foils - 3
Gingham Cottage - 12 double sided sheets
Painted Christmas - 6 double sided sheets
Rustic Harvest - 6 double sided sheets
Black & White Designs - 6 double sided sheets
Sweetest Christmas - 6 double sided sheets
Splendid Day Specialty - 6 double sided sheets (one side has foil)
Boughs of Holly - 6 double sided sheets
Santa Express - 6 double sided sheets
Storybook Gnomes - 6 double sided sheets

That gives you a total of 86 sheets.






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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June News

Hello Stampers.  My post today does not include a project but I have a lot of updates for you that are happening in June.


First is the Last Chance Sale with items up to 50% off from the January to June Mini Catalog.  These items are while supplies last so if there is something still on your wish list, now is the time to get it.  You can shop these items by going to my online store HERE.


The second item for June includes Stampin' Up! kits.  They have a variety of kits that you can see HERE in my online store.  These kits are buy one get one 50% off.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Save the date, June 25th, for my next class.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sending Smiles



Hello my stamping friends.  I am excited to share a card made with new products that are available today.  I am using the Sending Smiles bundle to make a cute birthday card.  You could use this design for any of the sentiments in this set, which are awesome.  I have all the measurements and instructions listed below for you, as well as a supply list.

Measurements:
Soft Seafoam: 8½ x 5½ scored at 4¼ for the card base, 4 x 4½
Orchid Oasis: 4⅛ x 5⅜
So Saffron designer paper: 4 x 5¼, 4 x ¾
Basic White: 4¾ x 3½, 4 x 2¾, 2 x 2½, 4 x 5¼

Instructions:
  1. Put an adhesive sheet on the back of the Orchid Oasis layer and die cut the detail Sending.  Adhere the layer to the card front.
  2. Adhere the designer paper to the card front.
  3. Using the Stitched Rectangles, die cut the center of the 4¾ x 3½ Basic White with the rectangle that measures about 3⅞ x 2⅝.  Adhere the frame to the card front.
  4. Using the Scalloped Contours dies, die cut the 4 x 2¾ with the middle rectangle.  Using the Soft Seafoam and Orchid Oasis stamp and write markers, flick some ink by putting the wide tip in the cap and then flicking it out, causing splatters.  
  5. Stamp the greeting on the scalloped rectangle with Orchid Oasis ink.  Adhere to the center of the frame on card front.
  6. Stamp the stem onto the Soft Seafoam layer twice.  Die cut both stems and the bold Sending die.
  7. Adhere the detailed Sending to the bold Sending.
  8. Adhere one of the stamped stems to the card front.
  9. Stamp the cone flower image twice onto the 2 x 2½ Basic White piece with Orchid Oasis ink.  Stamp the flower center with So Saffron ink then die cut.
  10. With Stampin' dimensionals, adhere the flower and the Sending to the card front.  If you loose the dot on the i in sending, you can use an In Color Matte Dot, which is what I had to do.
  11. For the inside adhere the designer paper strip to the left side of the 4 x 5¼ Basic White layer.  Add the other stem and flower to the right side and then adhere to inside.
  12. On the envelope, stamp the stem in Soft Seafoam and the flower with Orchid Oasis and So Saffron.



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Friday, April 29, 2022

Paradise Palms with Video



Hello my stamping friends.  My share for you today features a card inspired by my recent visit to Texas to visit France "Frenchie" Martin.  We took a walk in the evenings and stopped by the dock to watch the sunset.  There's nothing better than the sunset on the water.  I used the Paradise Palms stamp set plus the Let's Set Sail for the greeting on the front and then Handsomely Suited for the inside greeting.  I have a video for you today to show you how I made this card.



Measurements:
Basic Black: 4¼ x 11 scored at 5½ for the card base, 4¾ x 4¼
Basic White: (2) 4 x 5¼

Instructions:
  1. Make a mask for the sun with a 1" circle.  I made mine out of a post-it note that is sticky all over.  Place it on the 4 x 5¼ Basic White layer.
  2. With blending brushes and So Saffron, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite and Starry Sky blend your sunset and water.  You always want to start on a scrap paper before blending on your project.
  3. Once you are happy with sponging, remove the mask on your sun.  Lightly sponge some So Saffron and Mango Melody over it to soften the sharp lines.
  4. Die cut 2 grassy pieces from Basic Black along with one palm tree.  I used adhesive sheets on the back before cutting to make adhering easier.
  5. Adhere the grassy pieces to the sponged layer, trimming off the excess.  
  6. Stamp the greeting onto the lower left corner with memento black ink.  I used the Stamparatus so that I could stamp it several times to make it nice and dark.  Adhere to card front.
  7. Adhere the palm tree to the card front.
  8. Stamp the sentiment on the inside layer with Starry Sky ink, and then either some birds or palm trees in memento black ink.
  9. Stamp the palm trees onto the envelope in memento black ink.






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