Friday, February 23, 2018

Tutti-frutti Cuties

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It's Friday and the beginning of the weekend! I hope yours is productive AND relaxing!

Today I have what is the beginning of a set of mini 3" x 3" cards to share with you. It's my Cutie- Patooti Tutti-Frutti card set (say that fast three times!). I love these little mini cards. They are not only fun to make, but go together quickly, and make great gift enclosures or lunch box surprise.

First up, Pineapples! The colors in this Tutti-Frutti DSP are so vibrant and fun. I put Soft Suede cardstock with this one, layered ovals for the sentiment and a wrap of white Baker's Twine. But even more fun is the inside ~


So tiny and cute! I stamped the bowl with Pool Party, the pineapples with Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, and Lemon Lime Twist. Then I punched the pineapples and bowl out with the matching punches.

Fruit Basket Photopolymer Bundle #145977, $35









How about some Dragonfruit?! Has anyone ever tasted dragonfruit? Can't say that I have! But it makes a cute card!


For this one, I paired the DSP with Berry Burst cardstock, added Layered Circle Framelits and two little dragonfruit that I stamped, punched, and dotted. 

Did you know that you can color your rhinestones with the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers? I colored this one with my dark Cherry Cobbler Blend and it matches pretty darned well! You could also use the adhesive-backed sequins that are a part of this Tutti-Frutti suite ~

Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins #145609, $7.00



With a matching envelope, of course! 


TIP:  To cover your envelope flap with the DSP and cardstock strip, first run a piece of Tear & Tape at the top of the flap, right at the fold. Adhere a 1/8" of cardstock onto the adhesive at the top. Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the rest of the flap and adhere a 1-1/2" x 3" piece of DSP, butting right up against the cardstock strip. Then turn it around and trim off the excess with your scissors. The Tear & Tape is essential, to give it a strong bond that won't come off with handling. (This is especially important on the bigger envelopes that you will be putting through the mail!)


Here is the whole assortment of papers that you get with this pack. You get 4 each of double-sided prints, 48 sheets, for $10 ~


Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper #145606
48 sheets/$10








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Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is on right now until March 31st. With every $50 you spend, you will get to choose one free item in the SAB Brochure (see side bar). This is a great way to add to your stamp set collection, get some beautiful designer series paper, or some gorgeous ribbon - for free! Click HERE to read more about Sale-A-Bration.

As of Feb. 16, a second release of Sale-A-Bration products was made available to earn! Two new Level 1 products and one Level 2 product bundle are available, and they are fabulous.


Click HERE to see the 2nd Release Brochure. I love that basket stamp and embossing folder! And the paper. And the stamps. Oh, yeah!

Shop

In addition to sharing projects with you, I also sell Stampin' Up! products through my online store, and I invite you to shop with me any time! I appreciate every one of my customers and will mail out a monthly thank you gift to everyone who shops through my online store. Use my Host Code GWJX7B9F for purchases under $150.

All of the products I used in today's project will be listed below in the Product List. They are linked to my online store where you can find everything I used, so shopping is just a click away.

Have a fabulous weekend! I'll show you more of my Cutie Tutti-Frutti's next week.

Get into the stampin' habit!

Karen

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Quick and Pretty Birthday Card with Sweet Soiree

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This sweet (soiree) birthday card goes together very quickly! The DSP does all the work for you. 

One of the papers in the Sweet Soiree DSP pack has rows of these pretty cakes on it. You can easily cut it into 2" wide strips and you have enough cake pieces for 12 cards!

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper # 145564, $13.00
Image © Stampin' Up!



I started with a Calypso Coral notecard and envelope (free with Sale-A-Bration). I cut the DSP to 5-1/2" x 2" strips, adhered 5-1/2" x 1/2" strips of Silver Foil Sheets on either side and glued it to the card base.

Then I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set in Calypso Coral onto Whisper White cardstock, cropped an oval using the Stitched Shapes oval, and layered it onto a scalloped Silver Foil oval. I popped this up on Dimensionals and tied a bow using the silver Tinsel Trim left over from the Holiday Catalog, now retired, which I adhered with a Glue Dot. Three tiny rhinestones and done! So easy! And beautiful with the silver shine.

I made another card exactly the same way but with slightly different embellishments ~


On this one I tied a bow with the 1/8" Silver Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot over some tiny metallic sequin trim. I scattered my three rhinestones a little further on this one.


I love this paper! It looks like you spent all day coloring it. And the whole card might take you 15 minutes to put together! Can't beat that when you need a card in a hurry!

Try it and let me know what you think! I love to get your comments, but if you're viewing this in your email, please click on the title of the post to go to my actual website. There, you can leave comments, ask me questions, pin to Pinterest, and see all the extras on my blog!

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Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is on right now until March 31st. With every $50 you spend, you will get to choose one free item in the SAB Brochure (see side bar). This is a great way to add to your stamp set collection, get some beautiful designer series paper, or some gorgeous ribbon - for free! Click HERE to read more about Sale-A-Bration.

As of Feb. 16, a second release of Sale-A-Bration products was made available to earn! Two new Level 1 products and one Level 2 product bundle are available, and they are fabulous.

Click HERE to see the 2nd Release Brochure. I love that basket stamp and embossing folder! And the paper. And the stamps. Oh, yeah!

Shop

In addition to sharing projects with you, I also sell Stampin' Up! products through my online store, and I invite you to shop with me any time! I appreciate every one of my customers and will mail out a monthly thank you gift to everyone who shops through my online store. Use my Host Code GWJX7B9F for purchases under $150.

All of the products I used in today's project will be listed below in the Product List. They are linked to my online store where you can find everything I used, so shopping is just a click away.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you're having a great week! It's Hump Day Wednesday - so half way to the weekend! See you on Friday, and don't forget to get into the stampin' habit!

Karen


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Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
[144636]
$9.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$5.25

Monday, February 19, 2018

Birthday Hearts & Flowers


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Here's a pretty little set of birthday greetings using Heart Happiness with Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Cake Soiree for you to give someone special. Let's look at the card first ~


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I started with a base card of Berry Burst, then cut another piece just 1/8" smaller than the base dimensions. That gave me a piece to stamp and tie some Berry Burst ribbon around without it showing on the inside of the card.

With the Happy Birthday stamp from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, I stamped randomly all over the front using Berry Burst ink. I love the tone-on-tone look it gives. Then I wrapped the ribbon around, securing it to the back with snail adhesive. Set that aside while you work on the hearts & flowers.


Using Glossy White Paper, stamp two large heart images with Berry Burst ink and immediately cover them with Clear Stamp Emboss Powder and heat set. Then crop them out using a heart framelit from Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies. You can't really appreciate the beautiful glossy shine in the picture - it is so pretty!

Next, stamp one large and four small flowers from the Cake Soiree stamp set. These flowers are two-step stamping. To get the look I achieved, I stamped the outlines first in Berry Burst. Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement for the insides. Again, I used Berry Burst, but this time I stamped them off once to get a lighter shade for the insides of the flowers. Crop them out using the Sweet Cake Thinlits Dies (these come in a bundle with the Cake Soiree stamp set). 

Crop several leaves from the same Thinlits Dies in Wild Wasabi. Arrange the heart and flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock layered over a piece of Silver Foil. I used Dimensionals and Glue Dots to adhere them to the cardstock. This whole piece is adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. A tiny rhinestone in the center of each flower gives one more touch of bling!



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The Silver Mini Gable Boxes come flat with 12/package. Before assembling this box, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Petal Pair Embossing Folder to give it that pretty texture around the body of the box. Attach the hearts and flowers with glue and Dimensionals. Add a bow with a Glue Dot and a banner stamped with a birthday greeting and flagged at both ends. Sweet!

Let me know what you think! I appreciate comments and will answer any questions you have if you leave them for me in the comment section. ***If you are viewing this in your email, be sure to click on the title of the post first to get to the Blog Site where you can leave comments and/or pin to Pinterest.

Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is on right now until March 31st. With every $50 you spend, you will get to choose one free item in the SAB Brochure (see side bar). This is a great way to add to your stamp set collection, get some beautiful designer series paper, or some gorgeous ribbon - for free! Click HERE to read more about Sale-A-Bration.

As of Feb. 16, a second release of Sale-A-Bration products was made available to earn! Two new Level 1 products and one Level 2 product bundle are available, and they are fabulous.

Click HERE to see the 2nd Release Brochure. I love that basket stamp and embossing folder! And the paper. And the stamps. Oh, yeah!


Newsletter

I want to invite you to sign up for my monthly newsletter (click HERE) where I offer exclusive tips and inspiration along with the latest news from Stampin' Up! concerning new products and promotions that they will be offering. I am currently offering new subscribers a free PDF tutorial for my desk calendar/Post-it note holder. And the first 8 people to sign up will receive a free Mini Tear-Off Calendar that fits perfectly onto the project.


Shop

In addition to sharing projects with you, I also sell Stampin' Up! products through my online store, and I invite you to shop with me any time! I appreciate every one of my customers and will mail out a monthly thank you gift to everyone who shops through my online store.Use my Host Code GWJX7B9F for purchases under $150.

Most of the products I used in today's project will be listed below in the Product List. They are linked to my online store where you can find everything I used, so shopping is just a click away.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Happy Monday ~ I hope you have a great week! And get into the stampin' habit!


Karen


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