Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lovin' Jar of Love


Today's card is a fun little thank you, design inspired by my friend, Susan Itell. It is a 4-1/4" square card. Here are the quick stats:

  • Thick Whisper White base, 4-1/4" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" for a top-fold card
  • Night of Navy layer, 4" square
  • Floral Boutique DSP, 3-7/8" square, cut at an angle to create a diagonal design
  • Two sentiments from All Things Thanks, stamped with Marina Mist, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig

  • Small jar from Jar of Love, stamped with Basic Gray Archival Ink on Whisper White
  • Water in the jar is Soft Sky
  • Stems and leaves are stamped with Wild Wasabi
  • Flowers are stamped with Marina Mist, Night of Navy, and Memento Black
  • Night of Navy Baker's Twine wrapped around the top of the jar and tied in a bow
  • All pieces are cropped with Everyday Jars Framelits


To create the envelope, I cut a Medium Whisper White envelope on the sides to measure 4-1/2" square, secured the sides closed with Night of Navy Floral Boutique Washi Tape, and covered the flap with a 2-1/4" wide piece of matching DSP.

The jar stamps and framelits are currently offered in a bundle, but that bundle will retire on May 31, 2017. You will still be able to purchase the two items separately, but if you like it - purchase it now and save 10% on the bundle!

You can see all of the supplies I used today in the Supply List below. Click any photo to connect with my online store. If you have any stamping needs, I would love to be your demonstrator! The Shop Now button at the top will also connect you to my Stampin' Up! store. You can reach me through the Contact Me button. Or you can leave a comment at the bottom.  I would love to hear from you!

Catch the Stampin' Habit! It is a fun habit to have!


Karen

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Clearance Rack Refreshed!


This is for all of you bargain junkies!  Yes, you know who you are!!  The Clearance Rack has been refreshed and it is brimming with goodies!  Click HERE to see all of the items.

There are prices as low as $1.40!  Wow, grab while you can, before they are gone!

For example ~

I loved this gorgeous paper with fall colors and copper accents....




And because the price is so low, you can afford to add on some coordinating products, such as...

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...and so much more.  Click right HERE to check it out and go bargain basement shopping!  Have fun and catch the stampin' habit!

Karen







Monday, April 24, 2017

Birthday Blooms for a Wedding Card

I had fun trying to watercolor these two large flowers in a way that looks like the wedding invitation I received. I wonder if the bride will look at it and say, "Wow, this looks just like our invitations!" LOL, I seriously doubt it, but I am certain she'll know I tried!!


I used the large flower from Birthday Blooms, one in each corner of the card front. I stamped it on Watercolor Paper with Archival Basic Black ink.


The colors I chose to watercolor with were Blushing Bride, Old Olive, and Wild Wasabi, with just a touch of Perfect Plum in the centers to tie in with the Perfect Plum card base. My Aqua Painters were my coloring tools. **And I discovered something new to share with you - I pressed a small acrylic block into the stamp pad and used that to paint from. I found that I got a much brighter color that way over the method of squeezing the pad and painting from the lid. I don't know why the color was more vibrant, but it made a noticeable difference!


I stamped the sentiments inside and out with stamps from the Rose Wonder set using Perfect Plum ink.


Because I am going to be mailing this card, I opted for Wink of Stella and a little (retired) corner punch to add some flair rather than pearls or rhinestones, which would be my "wedding go-to's."  I dressed up the envelope flap with some Blushing Bride Paper Stack (2") and a 1/4" strip of Perfect Plum. A strip of Tear & Tape right under the fold holds that skinny strip tightly. Multipurpose glue around the edge of the envelope flap works great for the DSP. Make sure you cut both a little larger than you need, then cut away the excess after the glue has dried.

When this post goes out on Monday, April 24, you will have 5 1/2 weeks to order anything on our Retiring List (that hasn't sold out!) There is still a lot to choose from! Click on any of the following banners to view and/or purchase, as they will link to my online store:




The new catalog comes out on June 1st and I'm beyond excited to share some gorgeous and fun new products throughout the next months. If you are my regular customer, I will have a catalog for you! Make sure I am aware that you need one and I will see that you get one! You can email me at karenshallam@gmail.com.

The products I used on my wedding card will be listed below and linked to my store. Thanks for visiting my blog today.  

Go catch the Stampin' habit!

Karen

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