Embossing Paste Butterfly

Have you tried the new Embossing Paste from Stampin’ Up!?

It is my favorite new accessory product in the catalog.  So easy and fun to use.  I posted earlier a card where I colored the paste.  This one today just uses it as is – white.

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The brick mask is a fun one too – it’s perfect for backgrounds.  I used just a small amount of paste through the mask to create the brick back ground that is just partially filled in and not a solid wall, like a crumbling wall in an old garden.

The butterfly is just fluttering by.  It’s the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  Two-step stamping – but really this butterfly is a three-step on the wings.  The base layer – the most solid layer is in Soft Sky ink.  The second layer – the other edges – is Pool Party ink.  The third layer – the details – is Bermuda Bay ink.  Then a fourth one is the body in Soft Suede ink.  The Bold Butterfly Framelits cut out this butterfly for you so you don’t have to fussy cut.

TIP!!! Here is a tip for you – stamp the wings – all three layers and then cut it out.  Stamp the body after you cut it so you get it in the right spot.  The stamps are photopolymer so you can see through.  I find it best if you can stand while stamping and look directly over the top of it.

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my youngest son Ryan today!  He is 21.  Oh my – the baby is 21.  While we aren’t with him to celebrate we will do that once we get back together in August for a family vacation.  I did make a card for him that I sent to his girlfriend early so she could give it to him.  He will go visit her for his birthday.

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I love this card!  And it is so easy and fun to make.  I used the brand new Embossing Paste to create the background.  So if you could touch the card you can feel and see the texture from the embossing paste.  To make this background I used the diamond patterned mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Mask set.  I colored my embossing paste (which is white) with the Lemon Lime Twist Reinker.  I put just a little bit of paste in an empty embellishment container and added a drop of reinker and used one of the palette knives to mix it up.

Put the card base on the table, place the mask over the top and secure with some old washi tape.  Then use the Palette Knife to spread the colored paste onto the card base.  I did a very thin layer and then put the lid on my container so I could make some more cards with what I had mixed.

You do need to clean the mask and the palette knifes right away – or drop them into a container of water until you can clean them.  The paste dries very quickly so make sure you keep the lid on your jar.

I used the Milestone Moments stamp set – it’s a perfect set for making all kinds of birthday cards.  I also needed one for a 70th birthday but that wasn’t one of the stamp in the set.  But don’t worry – if you are careful you can create what you need – I inked up the SEVENT – part of the Seventy-fifth stamp and then the IETH part of one of the other stamps (there are several) and made one that said SEVENTIETH.

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I also used a little bit of paste that I had left for the envelope.  And I added the card to a bottle of wine that was wrapped up in 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag and tied with Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon.

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All ready for a masculine birthday!

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Pick a Pattern Birthday

One of my favorite new dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog is the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies.  It comes bundled with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  Besides the new In-Colors that I have been showing you since the catalog started this die is my most used item so far.  Here is another card I made – actually I made this one first and then the one using the In-Colors which is the exact same layout.

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This one uses a different Designer Paper which is where the color combination came from.  I think these colors are more suited to a guy or a pre-teen/teen aged birthday.  This paper is the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper.  It has lot of fun hand-drawn patterns and detailed images and some bright colors. I used the Crushed Curry pattern with the fun circles and paired it with Sahara Sand and Basic Black.

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It’s a quick and easy card design – just alter your designer paper piece and choose coordinating colors for the card stock and twine.  You could actually make this card with no stamping at all if you just use the die.  I added the little “belated” stamp from Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.

Thanks for visiting today.  I have my oldest son in town from Seattle for a few days and the middle one is here too.  We have some family time schedule for this weekend.  I hope you all do the same.

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And Finally Lemon Lime Twist

And Finally Lemon Lime Twist

And finally the last color in the 2017-2019 In-Color Collection is Lemon Lime Twist!

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All 5 of these new In-Colors come in your basics – Card Stock, Ink, Refills, and Stampin’ Write Markers.  Plus the added embellishments – like ribbon, the Itty Bitty Bows, and the Designer Paper.

Now some more about Lemon Lime Twist:

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Lemon Lime Twist is our new party color!  It’s fun, a bit loud and kind of neon.  We don’t really have anything like it in our existing colors.  You might not be so sure about it in the beginning but I bet you will love it once you have used it.

Here is a card I made – it really pops against the black:

Happy Birthday Thinlits, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Lemon Lime Twist. Card by Monika Davis

 

I created this card layout for a swap I was in but originally made it with some different designer paper and colors.  I needed a card that showcased one of the new In-Colors and I decided to use the same layout and switch out the colors.  I really love the pop of the Lemon Lime Twist against the Black.

I’ve also used a couple of other new products – the Happy Birthday Thinlits die and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  You can even order these two as a bundle and save 10%!

Here is a peek at this project in all 5 of the In Colors.

 

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Do you have your copy of the new catalog yet?  Email me at monikastamp@comcast.net  I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you don’t already have one.

If you are local to me you can pick yours up in my classroom during class, stop by, or at my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

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Introducing Tranquil Tide

Introducing Tranquil Tide

The next color I’m introducing in the 2017-2019 In-Color Collection is Tranquil Tide.

 

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I meant to showcase this photo with the Itty Bitty Bows with the Fresh Fig color that used these bows but I got my photos all mixed up.  So even though today’s card doesn’t use these little bows I wanted to show them to you.  They are pre-tied and self-adhesive and will be fun and easy to add to your projects.

Now some more about Tranquil Tide:

 

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Tranquil Tide is an interesting blue green color and seems to take on a slightly different look depending on the other colors around it.  It will be interesting to use it with different combinations of colors.   It’s also featured in one of the little frames.  The idea was from a card I saw online.  I love how the design showcases each of the new In-Colors.

Here is a card I made:

 

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This card might look familiar to you.  I took the idea from the catalog and just made a few changes.  I’ve used Tranquil Tide card stock, one of the Tranquil Tide prints from the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack. And the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon – it’s really soft.

I’ve also used a couple of other new products – the Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Here is a peek at this project in all 5 of the In Colors.

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Are you ready with your shopping list?  SHOP NOW 

A new promotion for hostesses – you can earn an extra $35 in free product – contact me to schedule your party and earn enough to get these new In Colors for free!

Do you have your copy of the new catalog yet?  Email me at monikastamp@comcast.net  I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you don’t already have one.

If you are local to me you can pick yours up in my classroom during class, stop by, or at my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

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Something Old, Something New – 2 more days!

Only 2 more days!!

Just 2 more days until the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog officially retire!  Don’t miss some great products – Gorgeous Grunge is one of my most used stamp sets and the Star Framelits and star punch are retiring – that one still baffles me.  So if you want the stars get them now.

2 more days until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins!  Ordering begins June 1st at 2:00 PM ET (12 noon MT).  If you don’t have your new catalog yet let me know.

Here is another Something Old project for you:

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This uses the Cool Treats Suite from the Occasions catalog.  This sweet is perfect for summer!  And luckily the stamp set and the framelits are staying – but the two bundled together will retire – so save 10% by ordering them as a bundle now.  The fun Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper is also retiring. The Watermelon Wonder is one of our retiring In-Colors and it is in this paper – I used the card stock to make the little strawberries – aren’t they the cutest!  Some other items in the suite are the washi tape and Sprinkles Embellisments – those will be retiring too.  If you go to the Stampin’ Up! FB page the Artisan Design team had a bunch of projects with this suite.

 

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And today’s something new project –

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How about this fun, bright, birthday card!  It features one of our brand new In-Colors called Lemon Lime Twist!  I used the card stock and a piece of the new Fresh Florals Designer Paper Stack for this card.  This new color on the Basic Black just pops!  I also used a brand new bundle – Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle – it’s one that you might overlook in the catalog.  It includes this awesome Happy Birthday Thinlits die – I love the font and the size of it.  And there is a stamp set that you can use with it – that’s where the word BELATED comes from.  I think I need a whole big stack of these cards since I’ve missed lots of birthdays since the beginning of the year.

Remember to SHOP NOW for the retiring items and make your shopping list for new items to order in June.  If you live local be sure to come to my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

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Birthday Stamp a Stack

Last weekend I held a Birthday Stamp a Stack class it was lots of fun and everyone left with a stack of birthday cards ready to mail out.

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There were three card designs using the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack and the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Everyone made 4 of each of the cards.  We embellished the cards with Bakers Twine, Linen Thread and Gold Glimmer paper.

I also showed everyone an idea for decorating the Gold Card Tin that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration.  I included the die cuts and paper for them to use on their own tins.

 

Here is a suggested list of items you could order to complete this project and get the Tin for free.

  • Balloon Adventures stamp set #142823 $26  (or get the bundle with the dies which is $53)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack #142744 $10
  • Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609 $18
  • Card Tine #143833 FREE

Everyone at the class also received a little treat from me.  Here is the whole ensemble showing just one of each card.

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