Stampin’ Up Painted Seasons for Color Throwdown

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your weekend?  For those of you that have today off for Presidents Day, I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend.  It was actually a beautiful weekend here, the weather was beautiful for this time of year.  Now the snow and ice start again.

For today’s card I used one of the new beautiful Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that’s available as a bundle with Designer Series Paper FREE with a $100.00 order.  It’s the Stampin’ Up Painted Seasons Stamp Set.  I did not use the DSP for my card today that comes with the bundle, but I will soon.  Take a look.

I joined in with the Color Throwdown challenge #530.  Be sure to stop by to see what everyone has made and to play along.  Here is their challenge.

I started with a Smoky Slate card front and ran it through my Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the flower image from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Melon Mambo Ink randomly around.  I then stamped the small star cluster image from the same stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink around to fill in empty spaces.  I adhered the artwork to a Melon Mambo mat using Snail.  I then adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered the card front to a Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using the soon to be available from the Sale-A-Bration Coordination collection, Story Label Punch (available March 1st), I punched a label out in Melon Mambo cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Part Of My Story Stamp Set (Free Sale-A-Bration item) in Versamark Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I sprinkled it immediately with my Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I adhered the sentiment to the label and trimmed the ends to the label.  I added a Heart Epoxy Droplet, which I colored with my Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend Marker (that was the closest to Melon Mambo I could get).  I adhered the label to the right of my artwork with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Melon Mambo Ink on the two corners of a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I added a couple of the star clusters from the same stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Melon Mambo mat using Snail and adhered it to the inside of the Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set on the front of the envelope and the envelope flap in Melon Mambo Ink and the star cluster in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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.

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Melon Mambo Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Smoky Slate 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)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 5 1/2″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala for CAS(E) This Sketch and Fab Friday Challenges

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers and Happy Valentine’s Day.  Does anyone have plans for tonight?   Date night with your significant others maybe.  What ever you do, enjoy your evening.  I’ll be staying in since mine still has a broken leg and broken ribs.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Stamp Set for a clean and simple card and since it is Valentine’s Day I figured I’d use some pinks for my card.  It seemed appropriate for the occasion.  Take a look.

I joined in with 2 challenges today also.  First I played along with CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #308.

Second I played along with Fab Friday Color challenge #156.  Be sure to stop by both to see all the beautiful projects made and to play along.

I started with a Blushing Bride card front and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the right side.

I took a small panel of Lovely Lipstick cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to the right side of the card front, up against the edge, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped one of the small butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set 3 times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I then stamped the inside of each of the butterflies in Grapefruit Grove Ink.  I punched the butterflies out using my Butterfly Duet Punch (which unfortunately is currently on backorder) and adhered them to the embossed panel using Glue Dots.  I added a Black Faceted Dots to each of the butterflies and bent their wings up a little.  I adhered the card front to a Blushing Bride card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Bright Wishes Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped 3 more butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the top portion of 2 of the butterflies and bottom portion of 1 butterfly in Lovely Lipstick Ink.  I stamped the top portion of 1 butterfly and bottom portion of 2 butterflies in Grapefruit Grove Ink then punched all 3 butterflies out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I adhered the butterflies around the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card off I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the butterfly image from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on the front and back flap of the envelope.  I stamped the colors Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick on the inside of the butterflies.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my Clean & Simple, Quick & 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: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock 1 7/8″ X 3″ (embossed card front panel)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Life Is Grand Masculine Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers. WOW! It’s Friday already.  Does anyone have fun plans for the weekend?

For today I have another masculine card for you.   I’ve told you before how much I struggle with them.  I’ve actually come up with a few in the past couple weeks.  I used the Stampin’ Up Life Is Grand Stamp Set.  I love how t does the shading for you when you stamp.  Here’s my card for you.

I started with an Old Olive card front and ran it through my Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I stamped the ‘Make A Wish’ from the Life Is Grand stamp set in Old Olive Ink on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the streamers from the Stampin’ Up Around The Corner Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink around the sentiment.

I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Smoky Slate mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted sentiment to the card front, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, on an angle so that it over hung on both sides of the card front.  I cut off the excess from each side using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the card front to a Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiment from the Life Is Grand stamp set in Old Olive Ink.  I stamped the corner streamers from the Around The Corner stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Snail.  I adhered a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock to a Whisper White mat using Snail and adhered it to the bottom of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the corner streamers from the Around The Corner stamp set on the front of the envelope and 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: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 10 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 4 7/8″ (card front)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 1 3/4″ (sentiment mat), 3/8″ X 4 1/4″ (bottom strip)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (sentiment strip), 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (bottom strip mat), 3 3/4″ X 4 1/2″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Enjoy Life Clean and Simple Card

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  The weekend is approaching us quickly.  Is anyone making any fun plans?

For today I have a Clean and Simple Sympathy card for you.  I used the Stampin’ Up Enjoy Life Stamp Set along with a couple others.  Take a look.

I started with a Whisper White card front.  I took a scrap piece of paper and cut a circle out for a stencil.  I put the stencil where I wanted it on my card front and sponged inside the circle using first my So Saffron Ink then my Daffodil Delight Ink.  Once I was happy with the results, I removed the paper.  I stamped the image from Enjoy Life stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink over the sun.  I stamped the butterfly from the same stamp set above the floral image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I stamped the ‘With Love & Sympathy” sentiment from the Stampn’ Up Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom of the card front.  I wrapped a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around the card front and tied a knot.

I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the floral image from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamping off 3 times, to the bottom left side.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Lasting Lily Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration item), in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the panel.  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 floral image and butterfly from the Enjoy Life stamp set on the card front and the envelope flap in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my clean and simple 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″),  3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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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 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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Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope your week is going well.  The weekend is coming up quickly and our first month of the new year is gone.

For my card today I CASE’d a card from my Upline Jaimie Babarczy.  You can see her card here.  This is another card we made at my workshop.  My stampers used the Lovely Lipstick Ink and cardstock. I changed mine a little and used Flirty Flamingo.  Take a look.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and adhered a panel of the All My Love Designer Series Paper to the front using Snail.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the heart cluster from the Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely stamp set down both sides in Flirty Flamingo Ink.  Using my Big Shot, I cut out 2 of the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies in Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

I placed the 2 hearts on the artwork panel the way I thought I’d like them and stamped the Love You sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink inside the bottom heart.  I then adhered the hearts to the artwork using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork to a Whisper White mat using Snail then adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the heart cluster from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamping off once, on a Whisper White panel.  I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink over the hearts.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat using Snail then adhered it to the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  This was a very quick and easy card to make.  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:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner mat), scrap for hearts
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (artwork and inner liner), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (artwork mat)
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)

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