Friday, June 23, 2017

A Country Jar Full of Posies (Second Post Today)

I dug out my Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits to design a card for a class I had, and this was my result - a jar full of pretty pink posies. I have a few fun tips to share with you to make this card yourself!

I recommend reading through all the directions before starting.

The base is Berry Burst, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" for a side-fold card. Set this aside for now.

Jar of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
#141587, page 29

Stamp the medium-sized jar with Smoky Slate about 3/4" up from the bottom of a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the water inside the jar with Soft Sky. Stamp the burlap band around the middle of the jar with Crumb Cake.

Masking Tip:  Now you will need a small Post-it to mask off the jar from the burlap, down. Stick your Post-it across the top of the burlap stamped image. With this in place, you will stamp your greenery.

Stamp the leafy stem once in full strength Garden Green off to the right side. Without inking it up again, stamp it just to the side of the first stamp. Repeat this process in the middle of the jar. Stamp just once on the left side of the jar with full strength green. Next, using full strength Wild Wasabi, stamp the stem with the tiny leaves twice. Last, add three stamps of Crumb Cake using the small leaf image. Remove the Post-it, and it looks like the stems are behind the burlap band and inside the jar!

Now stamp the ribbon image off to the right side with Berry Burst.

For the flowers, stamp the solid images on a scrap piece of Whisper White using Sweet Sugarplum. Stamp the darker "inside" images over the top using Berry Burst. Crop these out with the coordinating framelits. 

Everyday Jars Framelits
#141490, page 213

Stamping Tip:  When you double-stamp the flowers, make sure the little tab is pointing up on both stamps to ensure easy placement. Then when you go to the Big Shot, make sure the tab on the framelit is also pointing up. This makes matching all the pieces so easy!

Glue the two smaller flowers directly to your card. Pop up the larger two flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals and place them where you think they look good. Now you're a flower arranger, too! :-)

The table top ~ Cutting Tip:  Take a 6" x 1" strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and (without gluing) lay it across the bottom of your card. Yes, the two ends will hang over for now. Eyeball where the bottom of the jar is in relation to your wood paper, then remove the strip and stamp the bottom of the same jar image on the top edge of the wood strip. I used Soft Suede ink for this. Using Paper Snips, trim the jar bottom out of the wood paper, right on the line. Now place it back on your card, line up the cut out with your jar and glue it into place. The image should fit right into the cut-out, no paper showing underneath. It give the impression of the jar sitting on a table top! Turn the panel over and trim off the two edges of wood paper that are sticking out over the sides.  Another tip: If you start with a 6" piece of wood DSP instead of a 4", you have room to line up your jar before gluing it down. You don't have to stamp and cut it in the exact left/right spot! That is always helpful!

Last step ~ the tag. You may have a tag framelit that would be perfect for this. I do not, so I stamped FOR YOU on a 1/2" wide strip of Whisper White along the left edge, cut a point out on the right edge, punched a hole with my 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, and added a length of Linen Thread. Tie a bow and attach with Glue Dots.

I rounded the top corners of my White panel. Our Corner Rounder has retired, so this is optional! 

Glue this art panel to your Berry base and add another piece of Whisper White to the inside of your card to finish.

I do hope my tips were helpful! Go try one! This would be pretty in many colors. Go crazy and have fun!

If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would enjoy working with you! Contact me and I'll help you get started. This hobby is a wonderful way to stretch your creativity and to share your cards with others. Everyone loves getting handmade happy mail, right?


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The Daisy Punch is Back!

The Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Bundle is Available Once Again!

This overwhelmingly popular punch was unavailable when the demand for it exceeded the supply. So Stampin' Up! ordered more from the manufacturer and they are now in and waiting for your order!

Please let me know if I can be of any help to you with this or any other products!


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Friday, June 16, 2017

At Home With You for Tic Tac Toe 02 Challenge

Welcome home! Or, at least, welcome to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #2! I really stretched myself for this one. I knew I wanted to play with my new bundle called At Home With You. I love it - more about that later. Check out the TTT02 challenge board ~

I went diagonal with "wood, gray, and hexagon." That last element was my challenge!

At Home With You is a super cute new bundle that features a door that really opens, and all the little floral arrangements that you might want to put around your door. Click this link to check out the video from Stampin' Up! ...

Here is my open door...

And you can see how the card looks when you open the whole thing...

I dug into my retired stash of papers to find this grass paper. It was from our old DSP called Adventure Bound. Maybe some of you still have it as well? I couldn't resist the realistic looking grass around the doorstep! 

Oh, boy, here I go again... I needed something "hexagon" to fit in the challenge, and while I could have used the textured embossing folder on the house, I had already gone too far with the card to go back. So I found a little hexagon Urban Underground embellishment that worked pretty well for a doorknob. There, all bases covered! Gray (check), wood (check), hexagon (check).

The wooden door is from Wood Textures DSP Stack #144177 in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog, page 187.

I created the vertical texture on the house by scoring every 1/2" with my Stampin' Trimmer, and the texture on the walkway is created with the Brick Wall embossing folder.

I colored the flower pots with Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, and Sahara Sand stamp pads and my Blender Pen.

I'm excited to use this bundle around the holidays with the Fall Decor and Christmassy wreaths and pots. So cute and so fun!

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Have a super weekend!


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pick a "B" for Blog Hop Day!

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Is there anything sweeter than this Moon Baby stamp set? Do I hear an "aaaaaww!"? For my blog hop entry today I picked a B for Baby and created this card-in-a-bag project.

The bag is made using a Powder Pink sheet from the Fresh Florals DSP Stack and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.

I stamped the moon baby with Archival Basic Black ink onto watercolor paper, then used my Aqua Painter to color it in. I used Daffodil Delight for the moon and lamb, Powder Pink for the baby's pajamas and the bunny, and Soft Sky around the moon image and for the bear. I sparkled up the stars on the inside card with Wink of Stella.

For the baby's skin color, I diluted Powder Pink even more and did a quick wash of color on her face and hand. Then I dabbed a little more concentrated color on her cheeks.

I cut a star from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to match the star on the stamp and glued it down.  I attached the Powder Pink ribbon with some Tear & Tape and adhered it to the back of the bag, brought it around and tied a bow.

The last step ~ the envelope. I used a 2-1/4" x 6" piece of left over DSP to cover the back flap.

All products will be listed below. Enjoy the Hop!

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

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