Stampin’ Up Meant To Be Forever Lovely

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has your week started?  Is everyone warming up a little from that freezing weather we were having?

For today’s card I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely and Meant To Be Stamp Sets for a clean and simple card. Take a look.

I joined in with Global Design Projects 175 Theme Challenge too.  Be sure to check out all the beautiful projects that were made and play along too.  Here is their challenge.

I am really loving my Stamparatus.  I used it for this card and envelope and was able to line everything up perfectly.  I started with a Whisper White card front and stamped the floral image from Forever Lovely stamp set.  I first stamped the leaf image in Soft Sea Foam Ink.  I then stamped the floral image, lining it up using my Stamparatus, in Petal Pink Ink.
I wrapped a piece of the gorgeous new Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon around the card front and tied a bow.  This ribbon is so wonderful to work with and makes bows so easy.  I added a Glue Dot under the bow to hold it in place.  I added a few clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front by the flowers.
I stamped the sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set in Petal Pink on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.  I adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
It is extremely hard to see, but I stamped the leaves and floral design, from the Forever Lovely stamp set, the same way I did on the card front, stamping off once, on the inside Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Petal Pink Ink over the floral image.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Whisper White card base using Snail.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the leaves and floral image from the Forever Lovely stamp set on the envelope front and the envelope flap the same way that I did for the card front.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.   I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Bella and Friends Pretty Kitty for Watercooler Wednesday

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your weekend?  Did anyone watch the Super Bowl? Did your team win or did you just watch for the commercials like I do?

For today’s card I have a little girls birthday card using the Stampin’ Up Bella and Friends Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up Pretty Kitty Stamp Set.  I also used the beautiful Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  You get 8 sheets of this gorgeous paper, 4 Lovely Lipstick and 4 Grapefruit Grove.  Get it before supplies run out.

For my card today I joined Watercooler Wednesday challenge #206. Be sure to stop by to see everyone’s projects and to play along.  Here is their challenge.

I started by layering a panel of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet and a panel of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper on a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  I decided where I wanted the peek-a-boo circle and placed my Layering Circles Framelits Dies on top of the card front.  Using my Big Shot I ran it through all 3 layers, going through a couple of times to make sure it cut  all the way through.  I adhered the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet on the Lemon Lime Twist card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the Animal Expedition DSP on the Foil Sheet using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using my Big Shot again, I cut the scallop circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies that was larger than the card front circle out of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.  I adhered the scallop circle over the card front circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the dog with balloon image from the Bella and Friends stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I then fussy cut the image using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the dog to the right of the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the bird just under the circle using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set in Berry Burst Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and made a banner using my Triple Banner Punch.  I adhered the banner to the left side of the card front using Snail.

On the inside I stamped the kitty in the flower-pot image from the Pretty Kitty stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I lined it up and stamped it so that it would be peeking through the card front circle.  I colored the kitty in using my Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Berry Burst mat using Snail and adhered it to the inside of the Lemon Lime Twist card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in Berry Burst Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, that was just larger than the stitched oval, out of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.  I adhered the stitched oval to the scalloped oval using Snail and adhered it to the inner liner using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the puppy and kitty image from the Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty stamp sets on the front of the envelope.  I colored them in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a piece of Animal Expedition DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Berry Burst Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at        4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner),  scraps for sentiments and puppy with balloon
  • Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), Pieces for scalloped circle and oval
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Masculine Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Can you believe it’s not only Friday already, but it’s February.  January just flew by for me. Does anyone have fun plans for the weekend.

The ladies that come to my workshop asked for Masculine cards.  I struggle often with those, so I pulled out the Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set.  Here is one that I came up with for them to make this month.  Take a look.

I started by embossing a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with my Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in my Big Shot.  I adhered it to an Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped it with one of the tree images from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I then started sponging colors to give it a bit of a sunset look.  I started at the bottom with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Inks.  Going up, I sponged with So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Inks blending them together.  I then used Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather and Night of Navy Inks for the top section, again blending them.  Once I was happy with the way it looked I adhered the artwork to an Old Olive mat using Snail.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock in Old Olive Ink.  I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch and sponged around it with Old Olive Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.On the inside I stamped the tree image from Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off 4 times, on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Early Espresso Ink over the trees.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Old Olive card base using Snail.

To complete my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set on both sides of the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Doing the Sponging Technique every card will come out different.  I can’t wait to see how everyone’s comes out at my workshop.  Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″),          4 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 3/8″ X 2 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 ” X 5 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Amazing Life Birthday Card

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  How is your week going?  Hope you’re having a good one.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Amazing Life Stamp Set.  This is another card we made at my workshop.  I had different levels of stampers and everyone did an amazing job making it.  Take a look.

I started with a Pacific Point card front and ran it through my Big Shot using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered a strip of Garden Impressions 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper down the center of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large sentiment from the Amazing Life stamp set in Pacific Point Ink.  I colored the image in using my Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I then took my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker and edged the  artwork.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dot to the artwork.  I adhered the card front to a So Saffron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Amazing Life stamp set in Pacific Point Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the scroll from the same stamp set above the sentiment in Mango Melody Ink, stamping off once.  I stamped just the top of the same scroll in the corners in Mango Melody Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the So Saffron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card off I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the scroll from the Amazing Life stamp set in Mango Melody Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of Garden Impressions 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork)
  • Garden Impressions 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 1 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (card front strip), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Humming Along

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How had your week started? Is anyone expecting snow today and tomorrow.  I think the storm is going to miss us again.

For today’s card I used the new Stampin’ Up Humming Along Stamp Set and some of the beautiful new Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. Take a look.

I started with a Mossy Meadow card front and adhered a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper to it using Snail.  I then took a strip of Petal Pink cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered the Petal Pink strip on the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut a piece of the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a panel of Whisper White cardstock using a tiny bit of Snail just in the corners.  I did this because the piece I picked was Vellum and sometimes adhesive shows through it.  I then adhered the mounted DSP to a Mossy Meadow mat using Snail and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the Hibiscus image from the Stampin’ Up Humming Along Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the hibiscus out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies with my Big Shot.   I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a small bow made from the Silver and Petal Pink Bakers Twine and added it to the flower stem with a Glue Dot.  I adhered the card front to a Petal Pink card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the hibiscus image from the Humming Along stamp set in Petal Pink Ink, stamping off once, to a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set over the hibiscus in Fresh Fig Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mossy Meadow mat using Snail then adhered it to the Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the hibiscus from the Humming Along stamp set in Fresh Fig Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the hibiscus in the same way I did for the card front.  I adhered a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mat),       3″ X 3″ (card front DSP mat)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1 1/4″ X 5 1/4″ (strip across card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (card front square), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (circle artwork)
  • Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (card front square)

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Stampin’ Up Bright Wishes for Color Throwdown

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your weekend?  Did anyone do anything interesting or fun?

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Bright Wishes Stamp Set and I joined in with the Color Throwdown Color Challenge #527.

Be sure to stop by the Color Throwdown and see what everyone has made and to play along. Here are their colors.  I just love Navy Blue and Green together.

I started with a piece of Vellum cardstock and stamped the Well from the Bright Wishes stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I colored the image in with my Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I did the coloring on the back of the Vellum, not on the embossed side.  Using my Big Shot, I cut the image out with my Rectangle Stitched  Framelits Dies.  I also cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock the same size as the rectangle to adhere under the Vellum image.

I cut a rectangle frame out in Old Olive cardstock using the same size framelit that I cut the Vellum image.  I adhered the Vellum image to the Very Vanilla cardstock using small spots of Snail so that you wouldn’t see it.  I adhered the Very Vanilla artwork and the Old Olive frame to a Night of Navy card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Old Olive Linen Thread around the card front.  I made a bow separately and adhered it to the card front on the Linen Thread with a Glue Dot.  I adhered the card front to a Thick Very Vanilla card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the Well from the Bright Wishes stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink, stamping off once, in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Night of Navy Ink over the Well.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to an Old Olive mat using Snail then adhered it to the inside of the Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the Well image from the Bright Wishes stamp set on the front of the envelope and colored it in the same as I did for the card front.  It came out a little darker since I colored the card front on the backside of the Vellum.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front frame and inner liner mat)
  • Vellum Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (artwork cut down with rectangle framelit)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 3/8″ X 4 3/4″ (piece under vellum), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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Stampin’ Up Colorful Seasons Quick and Easy Card

Good Friday morning my stamping friends.  How was your week?  Are you ready for the weekend?  Have you made some fun plans?

For today’s card I joined in with 2 challenges.   The first one is What Will You Stamp Challenge #203.  This was a new one for me.  They give you a stamp set and you come up with something.  Be sure to stop by to see what everyone has made at What Will You Stamp and to play along.  Here is their challenge.

The other challenge I joined in with is Colour and Sketches #305.  Stop by to see what everyone has made at Colour and Sketches and to play along with them .. Here is their sketch.

I’ve made a very clean and simple card today for the 2 challenges.  I don’t usually do simple, but every once in a while I like to add one in.  Take a look.
I started by cutting 2 mats in Balmy Blue cardstock.  On the larger mat I adhered a piece of Subtles 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper in Balmy Blue using Snail.  I adhered the matted DSP to a Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink.  I adhered the stamped panel to the smaller Balmy Blue mat using Snail.  I then adhered it to the Night of Navy card base,  using Stampin’ Dimensionals, over lapping the matted DSP panel.

I cut one of the snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies using my Big Shot out of a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  I adhered the snowflake to the over lapped matted panels using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the larger snowflake from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink, stamping off once, across a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Night of Navy Ink over the snowflakes.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the smaller snowflake from the Colorful Seasons stamp set across the bottom front of the envelope.  I adhered a piece of the Subtles 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my quick and easy card and will give it a try.  Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (dsp mat), 2 5/8″ X 2 5/8″ (sentiment mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper (scrap for snowflake)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Subtles 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (card front artwork)

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