Daisy Delight Bundle

The new Stampin’ Up! Daisy punch has been outselling every other punch for the last 5 years and it’s only been available for a few months now. It is currently in stock but once again showing as low inventory.  So if you didn’t already buy it and you have it on your wish list you may want to go ahead and get it now. It’s also part of the Daisy Delight bundle that includes the coordinating stamp set.

Here is a really pretty card I made with the bundle and the coordinating Designer Series paper.

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Im trying to write this post from my iPad and find that I’m not having the same ease of doing what I want when I’m on my computer. So I’m going to keep this short.

I hope you like this cute card. I like the blues with the yellows against the white card base.

Have a delightful day!

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Sneak Peek of Painted Harvest

One of the perks from the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to Thailand was that we were the first to see the upcoming Holiday Catalog, get some of the products and create with them too.  One of my top favorites in this new catalog is a stamp set called Painted Harvest.  It’s part of a suite of products with a bold, water-colored look and beautiful fall images. The coordinating designer paper pack – Painted Autumn – includes hand painted designs from one of the Stampin’ Up! artists.

While in Thailand we were able to make some cards using this bundle and once I returned home I used it to create a little box for me Demo Getaway attendees last weekend.  So I wanted to share those with you today.

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I created this box and sized it to fit a roll of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  This ribbon is in the Annual Catalog but is also featured in the Holiday catalog as part of this Painted Autumn suite.  I used the new Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp the front panel and the tag.  I thought the words were perfect as I wanted all the girls that came to my weekend Demo Getaway event to know how thankful I was for them.

To make the box cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 8″ x 5-1/2″.  Then score the short side at 1″ and 4-1/2″.  Score the long side at 3-1/2″ and 4-1/2″.  Fold on all the lines, snip the outside lines to create tabs, fold in the tabs and adhere the sides with some Tear & Tape.  Then I used a piece of Very Vanilla that’s 3-1/4″ square and stamped my design on it – I used Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, and Garden Green ink.  The tag is actually cut using the Leaflets Framelits in the annual catalog.  I used Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine to tie around the box and hold the leaf tag.

Here are the cards that we made when we were in Thailand – in addition to the stamp set we used the Painted Autumn Designer Paper and the Leaf Punch.

I hope you like these samples and the peek at the new Painted Autumn Suite.  You’ll be able to order these beginning September 1st.  Holiday catalogs will be going out later this month and if you need one and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator let me know and I’ll add you to my list.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Decorative Masks

The new Decorative Masks are a versatile item in our catalog.  We have had some others in the past so if you still have those try them for various techniques too.  These new masks have some smaller designs than our retired masks.

For this card I used one of the new masks – it actually coordinates with the Eastern Palace Suite.  The large medallion mask is perfect for this technique using the sponge daubers.  Use multiple colors and blend them together from light to dark or dark to light using the mask.

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My Thailand swap was the same concept – I posted it earlier.  The colors on this card are Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Berry Burst.  This particular card idea came from one I saw online.  I used it for a team meeting where we learned about the embossing paste and masks.

The hardest part of this card is just making sure your panel and your mask stay still while you are doing the sponging.  So I use washi tape to help with that.  First roll up a small piece on the back of your panel and stick that to your work surface.  Then place your mask where you want it.  Then use washi tape to hold the mask in place.  Now use your ink and your sponge daubers to add color.  Once you are done lift the mask and “tada” – you have a new creation.  Each one will look a bit different as the colors blend in various places.

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If your wish list is long be sure to check out the Christmas in July Starter Kit Special – it’s an amazing deal!!  For $99 you choose $125 in product PLUS you get the Free Essentials Gift Pack which includes a brand new stamp set coming out in the Holiday Catalog!

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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.

Shopping in July can earn you Bonus Days coupons – SHOP HERE.

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If your wish list is long be sure to check out the Christmas in July Starter Kit Special – it’s an amazing deal!!  For $99 you choose $125 in product PLUS you get the Free Essentials Gift Pack which includes a brand new stamp set coming out in the Holiday Catalog!

JOIN NOW.

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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!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Thailand Swap card

At pretty much every Stampin’ Up! event there is some swapping going on.  What does that mean?  Well each person swapping will design a card (or whatever is being swapped), then make a specific number of them, turn them in to a coordinator, who then divides them up among those participating so that you get back one of everyone else’s card.  The Thailand Incentive Trip also includes a swap.  Now I haven’t been on one of these big Incentive Trips before so this is my first one and I wasn’t sure what to do for a swap.

I decided I wanted to tie it in to our trip a little bit and in looking at the resort and the rooms that we are getting the color of the decor is purple – so that’s what I wanted to use.  And then there is gold.  I wanted different shades of purple for my swap.

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I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks – the big medallion mask is what I used.  On a placed it over a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used Sponge Daubers and ink to add different shades of color.  Starting from the center I used Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.

I heat embossed with gold the sentiment Just a Note which is from the Soft Sayings card kit stamp set.  I die cut that with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I also cut a Gold Foil Banner and then glued those together.  I layered on a piece of Fresh Fig card stock and added some Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon.  And a Gold Faceted Gem to the center of the medallion. It was all put on a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

I hope everyone likes my card – I made 26 for the swap – that was a lot of sponging!

Don’t forget about my Thailand ordering special – it will be an add on to the Bonus Days Coupons you can earn in July.

You must order online in my store and use the HOSTESS Code – RYJW2C4Z between July 5th and July 17th to get the Mini Dimensionals from me.  SHOP NOW

Thanks for visiting.

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Bike Ride Stamp Set

Did you see this new cute bundle in the Stampin’ Up! catalog called Bike Ride?  The Bike Ride stamp set has 24 images and its a 2-step stamping set where many of the images have an outline and then the filler.  Plus it has a coordinating set of framelits – Build a Bike Framelits Dies.

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My card was inspired by a door mat I found right around the time our new catalog started.

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I have this at my front door to greet everyone that comes to class.  I wonder how many realized we have a stamp set that matches.

Don’t forget about my Thailand ordering special – it will be an add on to the Bonus Days Coupons you can earn in July.

You must order online in my store and use the HOSTESS Code – RYJW2C4Z between July 5th and July 17th to get the Mini Dimensionals from me.  SHOP NOW

Thanks for visiting.

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