Stampin’ Up! Animal Expedition

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For today’s card, I used the Climbing Vine embossing folder and the, oh so cute, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  

One side of the paper features an animal, but the other side is a design, so if you aren’t into alligators, which I am not, you have a pretty design you can use instead. 

This is an easy card to replicate and comes together very quickly.  I cut all four strips 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″. Then I ran the two Whisper White strips through the Big Shot using the Climbing Vine embossing folder.  Using Snail adhesive, I attached them to my base of Call Me Clover cardstock.

Using my Layering Circles Framelits, I cut a scalloped circle out of Lemon Lime Twist and Call Me Clover.  The sentiment was stamped in Call Me Clover ink using the stamp set Treat Time.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attached it to the front of the card.  Easy!

 

Treat Time is also available as a bundle with the Petite Treat Framelits Dies.  For more information, click here.  

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  Click on any of the images and you’ll be sent to my Stampin’ Up! online store. If you have any questions, please let me know!

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Fun Fold Springtime Impressions Card

Today’s card is very similar to one I shared several weeks ago and you can see it here.  The card I’m sharing today features the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  The card has a unique fold and I’ve made a video showing how easy it is to put together.  Be sure to check it out towards the bottom of the post! 

Measurements

  • So Saffron: 6-1/4″ x 5-1/2″  Scored at 4-1/4″  (this will be the base)
  • Whisper White:  8″ x 5-1/4″   Scored at 4″ (this will go on the inside)
  • Basic Black:  (2)  3″ x 3-1/2″
  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper:  (2) 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″    and   4″ x 3/4″ 

 

 

Supplies Used to Create Today’s Card:  Click on any of images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  (Please note:  I did NOT use the Layering Squares Framelits Dies to create my card. It was mistakenly added to the supply list).

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Price: $110.00

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Stampin’ Up! Garden Impressions Suite

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! is how well their products coordinate.  I don’t have to worry what colors coordinate with our beautiful papers because Stampin’ Up! does that for me! They have also put suites of products together that coordinate with one another, in fact there are 14 different suites in the annual catalog and one of my favorites is the Garden Impressions Suite.  I know that if I purchase the Blossom Elements (the little flowers above), they will match the colors in the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. I love that!!

Two other products in the Garden Impressions Suite are the stamp set Abstract Impressions and the coordinating Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies. You can purchase these two products separately but they are also available at a bundle price with a savings of 10% (there are actually 32 different bundles in the Annual Catalog)!  

I want to share with you a video by Stampin’ Up! showing the Abstract Impressions Bundle in action.  You’ll also see more of the products from the Garden Impressions Suite.  There’s a great tip at the end for using the floral thinlits and our Designer Series Paper, so don’t miss it!  If you have questions about any of the products in the Garden Impressions Suite, please don’t hesitate to contact me! (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

Today’s card uses the Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum and the new stamp set Abstract Impressions.  The Graceful Glass Vellum is perfect for coloring with your favorite coloring tool and comes with 24 sheets (2 each of 12 single-sided designs), with each sheet measuring 6″ x 6″.

When I attended the Stampin’ Up! event On Stage, in April, I received a Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend and a Dark Pineapple Punch. I used both of these pens to color the vellum on my card as well as a Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend.  I colored the back side of the vellum and then attached a glue dot on the back in each corner to attach it to the front of my card.

There are 11 brand new colors of Stampin’ Blends in the catalog, included Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch.  They currently are not available but should be in stock very soon.  As soon as I hear they have arrived in the warehouse, I’ll let you know! I plan to purchase them just as soon as I can.

The three colors of cardstock I used are Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Whisper White.  I ran the piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick. and cut out with Big Shot using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  These framelits were also used to cut out the scalloped Pineapple Punch oval. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attached it to the front of the card.

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card, with the exception of the Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, are listed below.  For more information or to place an order, simply click any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely Floral

Today’s card features the embossing folder Lovely Floral and the stamp set Detailed with Love. I also used a brand new color, Gorgeous Grape! I was sad to hear that Elegant Eggplant was being retired but oh my goodness, I love Gorgeous Grape!

After embossing my Whisper White cardstock with the Lovely Floral folder, I grabbed my Sponge Daubers and my Gorgeous Grape and Lemon Lime Twist stamp pads.  I brushed each dauber into the stamp pad and then tapped it on my Grid Paper so the ink wouldn’t be too dark.  Then I went over each area of the raised image with both colors.  It’s really easy to do!  I will be very honest and admit that going off of the raised lines bothered me but I’m happy with the overall look.

I stamped my sentiment, using the stamp set Detailed with Love, with Gorgeous Grape, and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I ran Gorgeous Grape cardstock through the Big Shot using the Layering Ovals Framelits and then glued the sentiment to it.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Gorgeous Grape for even more dimension.  Definitely a quick and easy card! 

Measurements

  • Gorgeous Grape (base of card):  11″ x 4-1/4″ 
  • Whisper White (embossed piece):  5-1/4″ x 4″    

Want to make this card? Click on any of the images of below and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

I’m always excited to see all the brand new Designer Series Papers when a new catalog is released and this year I couldn’t be happier with the selection! Did you know that most of our Designer Series Papers also have a matching cardstock pack?  Each cardstock pack includes 24 sheets in three colors that coordinate with the paper. Add some Whisper White or Very Vanilla and you’ll have everything you need to start making quick and easy cards! At the end of today’s post, I’ve included a supply list of all the Designer Series Paper in the catalog as well as the cardstock packs that match.

Stampin’ Up! has created a video highlighting almost all of the paper offered in the catalog so I’m including it in today’s post.  It’s a great way to see if any of the papers appeal to you.  I’m also including a short video that goes behind the scenes of the making of our Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  It’s really interesting!

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Stampin’ Up! Climbing Vine

My Stampin’ Up! goodies from the new catalog arrived on Friday! I love embossing folders so I was really excited to try the one I used on today’s card called Climbing Vine. I can already tell that it’s one I’ll be grabbing for all the time!

climbing vine

The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is also a new product but as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I was able to preorder it a month before the Annual Catalog was released.  I love all the bright designs in this package of paper and I especially love the one I used on my card today.  If I could, I’d buy an entire pack of this one design!

My sentiment is from the new stamp set, Kindness & Compassion and it was stamped with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad. This is a really nice set to have when you want to let someone know how much you care.

 

I cut the sentiment out using the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it using So Saffron and Night of Navy scalloped ovals, which are also included in the Layering Ovals Framelits.

If you’d like to make this card, you’ll find the measurements below as well as a supply list.  To purchase any of the products I used, simply click any image below and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions, please contact me!

Measurements

  • Base of Card (Night of Navy):  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • First Layer (So Saffron):  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Rectangles (Night of Navy cardstock):  (2) 1-3/4″ x 2-7/16″
  • Rectangles (Garden Impression Designer Series Paper):  (2) 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″

 

Supplies Used for Today’s Card

Stampin’ Up! Stitched Labels Framelits

Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Labels Framelits, a brand new set of dies in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. When the Stitched Shapes Framelits came out, several years ago, I fell in love with them and the Stitched Labels Framelits have that same gorgeous look of stitching around each die.  

The framelits I’ve used today do have a matching stamp set called Stitched All Around and when purchased together in a bundle, you’ll save 10%. For today’s card though, I used a sentiment from another stamp set called Abstract Impressions.  This set is also part of a bundle and to see a complete list of all thirty-two bundles in the catalog, click here.  

I used the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. This paper was available last month only in a bundle but now you can purchase it separately. The price is a little hefty but it comes with a whopping 24 sheets and each sheet is on heavyweight paper.  Four of the designs, including the one I used today, have a pearlized finish to them.  

After creating my layers of So Saffron, Basic Black and Designer Series Paper, I stamped the sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Black Ink and cut it out with the Big Shot.  I attached Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and placed it on the front of the card.  I made a bow using Linen Thread and attached it right below the sentiment.  Normally I use glue dots to attach my bows but for whatever reason, it just wouldn’t stay on the card so I used our Multipurpose glue and it worked great!

Measurements

  • So Saffron (base of the card):  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Share What You Love Designer Series Paper:  5″ x 3-3/4″ 

Want to make today’s card? All of the supplies I used are listed below.  To place an order, click on any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Have questions? Contact me and I’d be happy to help! 

Stampin’ Up! Detailed with Love

On Tuesday I shared another card very similar to the one I’m sharing today.  I used the same color combination of Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather and Pool Party but as you can see from the photo below, I made just a few changes.  You can read all about Tuesday’s card, here.  

Today’s card starts with a base of Blackberry Bliss measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. The next layer is Highland Heather that measures 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Before adding the 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to the top, I ran it through the Layered Leaves embossing folder using the Big Shot. I added Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals right down the middle of my Pool Party butterfly that was cut using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  The butterfly is very secure on the card with just those two dimensionals and I love how it looks sitting on the card. 

The sentiment is from the new stamp set, Detailed with Love and it was stamped using a Blackberry Bliss stamp pad. Both the sentiment and Highland Heather oval were cut out using the Big Shot Layering Ovals Framelits (these framelits are currently on the Low Inventory List and might go into backorder status soon so I wouldn’t delay if you’ve had your eye on them).  I finished the card off with three pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  They are so delicate and pretty! 

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below.  To place an order, click any of the images and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Stampin’ Up! Abstract Impressions

I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper to create today’s card.  It’s so quick and easy to make!

I started with a base of Melon Mambo cardstock that measured 11″ x 4-1/4″ and I scored it at 5-1/2″.  It isn’t necessary to score but I’m always much happier with the results than if I just folded.  Next, I cut down a piece of Garden Impression DSP to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and layered it onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock that measured 5-1/4″ x 4″.

I took our 1/8″ Black Cord and wrapped it around the Basic Black, attaching it in two places on the back.  At first I tried using Snail adhesive to attach the ends of the cord to the back but it just wouldn’t stay but our Multipurpose Liquid Glue did the trick.  Then I attached Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attached it to the card base.  

 

Using Memento Ink and Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment using the stamp set Abstract Impressions. Then I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  If I can, I always prefer cutting AFTER stamping because it allows me to get the sentiment exactly where I want.  I cut a Basic Black scalloped square using the Layering Squares Framelits, added the sentiment to the front, attached Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attached it all to the front of the card. 

Want to make today’s card?  Click any of the images below for more information or to place an order!

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Springtime Impressions by Stampin’ Up!

Have you heard about the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp? Six returning In Colors have joined the core collection plus we have nine brand new colors.  And on top of that, five new In Colors have joined the lineup! (To get a closer look at these colors, click the images).

My card today uses Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather and Pool Party.  I participated in a challenge using these three colors together and this is the card I came up with! Unfortunately Blackberry Bliss is looking a bit more like black in my photo but if you look at the collections photo above, you’ll get a better sense of the true color. 

I layered Blackberry Bliss and Highland Heather together and added another layer of Whisper White that was embossed with the Layering Leaves embossing folder.  I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss using the brand new stamp set, Accented Blooms (this stamp set coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch).
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No Line Watercoloring Technique

If you enjoy watercoloring, or you want to give it a try, I think you’ll like this video from Stampin’ Up! using the  No Line Watercoloring technique. The trick is to faintly stamp an image so that once you color it in, it will look like you drew the image!

There are many new products used to create the card in the video including the stamp set, Better With You. This is a stamp set I ordered on June 1st when the catalog went live and I can’t wait to receive it! I’ve included a supply list below if you’d like to purchase any of the products mentioned.

Supplies Used to Create This Project

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