Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Technique - Mirror Technique

The Mirror Technique has been around for awhile and there are so many different ways to achieve the look.  We touched on two of the Mirror Techniques in April.  The cards were beautiful and the ladies had a great time creating this technique.

The first card using the Mirror Technique was to create a mirror of a person walking through a water puddle. To achieve this look we first stamped the Beautiful You lady on the Whisper White cardstock, then using a plastic sheet we stamped the image on the plastic sheet and turned it upside down and rubbed the ink onto the Whisper White cardstock.  We used the watercolor pencils to color the dress and create the water puddle.

Card #1 - Beautiful You
Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You
Ink:  Black
Watercolor Pencils:  Pool Party, Rich Razzelberry
Paper:  Rich Razzelberry Base, Pink Pirouette Layer, Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper 1 x 5
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

The second card using the Mirror Technique was to create two mugs "cheering" each other.  We first stamped the mug on the right side directly onto the Whisper White oval.  Taking a Photopolymer solid stamp, we attached it to an acrylic block upside down, inked up the mug and stamped it on the photopolymer stamp and then stamped that on the Whisper White oval, this created the bug on the right side.  So clever right?!!

Card #2 - Cheers!
Stamp Sets:  Mixed Drinks
Ink:  Memento Black, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Tempting Turquoise Layer, Whisper White, Festive Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Dimensions, Wink of Stella

The last card is our Fancy Fold using the Cool Treats stamp set and coordinating Framelits, this is such a easy fold but it is also so fun when you open the card to see the rest of it. 

Stamp Sets:  Cool Treats
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Flirty Flamingo Base, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Accessories:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Sprinkles Embellishments, Dimensions

Here is the inside of the card when it is opened:

There you have it!!  The technique was alot of fun, and we enjoy doing the different techniques that I come up with.  Join me next month, when we will be doing the Camouflage Technique and be making masculine cards.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

March Stamp of the Month - Falling Flowers

Hello Everyone,

I delivered the March Stamp of the Month, Falling Flowers kit last week.  I always like to wait a few days before I post the photos of the cards that I designed to go with the stamp of the month. I am so happy with how the cards turned out, this is just a lovely stamp set!  With the matching Framelits, it is a win win bundle!!  I just love it!

Without further ado, here they are:

Card #1 - Hello
 I used the Stained Glass Technique for this card, by stamping random flowers on vellum and using the Watercolor Pencils, I colored the backside of the vellum.  I love the effect.
Stamp Set: Falling Flowers
Ink:  Stazon Black, Watercolor Pencils
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum Base, Smokey Slate Layer, Vellum, Black "Hello"
Accessories:  Dimensions, Hello You Thinlets, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Decorative Label Punch, Enamel Dots

Card #2 - Thanks
It seems that I always need thank you cards, I love how this card turned out.  A really simple but really pretty card.  I used the Mayflower Framelits to cut out the Crushed Curry flowers then attache them with dimensions.
Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Thankful Thoughts
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Base, Tip Top Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensions, May Flower Framelits

Card #3 - Happy Birthday Wishes
Don't you just love the colors of this card?  Combining Bermuda Bay and Pool Party with Wild Wasabi for the leaves created this breathtaking card.
Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Avant Garden (Greeting)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Pool Party Base, Bermuda Bay Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Sponging, May Flower Framelits, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Card #4 - With Sympathy
This is the last card of the set, a simple sympathy card but it is just beautiful
Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Flourishing Phrases
Ink:  Cumcumber Crush, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzelberry
Paper:  Basic Grey Base, Whisper White
Accessories:  Mayflower Framelits, Enamel Dots, Dimensions

That takes care of the March Stamp of the Month, I hope that you enjoyed the cards and will consider joining us for the April Stamp of the Month.  I will be posting the stamp set choice next week.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

March Kit Class Cards - 2017

Here are the March Kit Class Cards, they were well received by nine lovely ladies who had a great time stamping, putting cards together and visiting.  I have received such wonderful feedback on this class and I am so happy with it!!

Let's look at some lovely cards!

Card #1 - Have It, Eat It, Do It All!
What a great birthday card!  It says it all to me!

Stamp Set:  Designer Tee
Ink:  Black
Paper:  Smokey Slate Base, Basic Grey Layer, Assorted Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Watermelon Scrunch Ribbon, Dimensions, In Color Medallions

Card #2 - Avant Garden Sympathy 

It seems that we can never have enough sympathy cards, and this great Sale a Bration stamp set was a great way to say I am sorry.

Stamp Sets:  Avant Garden, Love & Sympathy (retired)
Ink:  Ric Razzelberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Early Espresso
Paper:  Rich Razzelberry Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Early Espresso Gross grain Ribbon

Card #3 - Cheers To You!
I really like the sparkle of this card and the "Cheers" reverse word was perfect for this card!  The Glimmer Paper and Reverse Words Stamp Set were both Sale a Bration sets and sadly they are no longer available.  But that doesn't mean that you can't get some inspiration from these great cards!

Stamp Sets:  Reverse Words (SAB), Crazy About You
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Soft Suede Base, Bermuda Bay Layer, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Dimensions, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Candle Border Punch

Card #4 - Cool Friend


This very cool card makes you think of summer, and you know it is just around the corner!

Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz Base, Whisper White Layer, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Tasty Treat Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Washi Tape (Tasty Treat), Dimensions, Layering Circles Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

Card #5 - Friend
Isn't this Friend card lovely?  It is always so handy to have cards around like this to just send to a friend to let them know that you are thinking about them. The ladies got to try their hand at dying the Designer paper, it is really just black and white, but by adding some Mint Macaron, they made a very striking card!

Stamp Set:  Make a Medallion (SAB)
Ink:  Black, Mint Macaron
Paper:  Mint Macaron Base, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (dyed Mint Macaron), Whisper White, Black
Accessories:  Dimensions, Sponge Roller.

There you have the lovely cards that we made for the Kit Class, remember these cards are available as a Kit by Mail; contact me for details.  The Kit by Mail can be purchased in the 15 card, 10 card or 5 card range. 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Technique - Baby Wipe Swipe

A new spin on a classic technique, that is what the Baby Wipe Swipe Technique is all about.  We all have tried the Baby Wipe Technique which uses a baby wipe as our ink pad. With the Baby Wipe Swipe, create a stripped background using baby wipes that have been folded multiple times and 3 different color reinker drops placed on the fold.

I also came up with a great Fancy Fold Card that you are sure to enjoy!

Card #1 - Easter Peeps
Don't forget to send an Easter card to your family and friends.  This Easter Peeps card is just perfect!

Stamp Set:  Circle of Spring, Love & Affection
Ink:  Black, Flirty Flamingo
Reinkers:  Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
Paper:  Flirty Flamingo Base, Whisper White Layer, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky
Accessories:  Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Dimensions

Card #2 - Something for Baby
It is always a good idea to have a baby card on hand, I love how this card turned out.
Stamps:  Something for Baby
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Mint Macaron Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Dimensions, Mini Paper Clip, Classic Label Punch, Baby's First Framelits

Fancy Fold Card - Window Sheet Card
Card #3 - Birthday Blast
Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blast
Ink:  Real Red, Pacific Point
Paper:  Pacific Point Base, Window Sheet, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories:  Star Blast Edgelits, Star Punch, Tear Tape, Bright Sequins

I hope that you have enjoyed the March Technique and Fancy Fold Card, the Baby Wipe Swipe is a fun technique that you can easily recreate yourself!!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

February Stamp of the Month - Birthday Blast

Our Stamp of the Month cards are so much fun!  Every month, it is a different stamp set and I come up with 4 different cards for my ladies to include in their Stamp of the Month kit.  I love this concept because it really forces me outside of the box to use stamp sets that I might not have purchased otherwise.  I find out that I love the stamp set each and every month.

February Stamp of the Month was no exception, Birthday Blast is a fun stamp set and the matching Star Blast Edgelets made it that much more fun.

Using the Birthday Blast stamp set and matching edgelets, here is the February Stamp of the Month cards!

Card #1 - Happy Birthday Masculine

Stamp Set: Birthday Blast
Ink:  Versamark, Black
Sponging:  So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Paper:  So Saffron Base, Black Layer, Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
Accessories:  White Glimmer Star, Urban Underground Washi Tape, Black Embossing Powder and Silver Metallic Thread

Using the Emboss Resist Technique, stamp the Birthday Blast with Versamark Ink and sprinkle Black Embossing Powder, Pour the excess embossing powder back into the container so that all you have embossing powder on is the stamped image.  I also used an embossing buddy first so remove any static.  Heat the Embossing Powder to melt, after it has cooled, sponged So Saffron and then Calypso Coral on and around the Birthday Blast, wipe any excess ink off with a tissue.

Card #2 - Celebrate You in Copper

Stamp Set:  Birthday Blast
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Base, Petals & Pastels Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Star Blast Edgelets Die, Copper Foil Sheet, Dimensions

Cutting out 2 of the Star Blast Edgelets and adhering them to the top and bottom of the Celebrate You piece made this card Pop!!  I saved 2 of the stars from the edgelet to use as a decoration on my white piece.

Card #3 - Celebrate You in Bermuda Bay Glimmer!

Stamp Set:  Birthday Blast
Ink:  Black, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Bermuda Bay Base, Whisper White Layer & 1 3/4 x 3, Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper (FREE during Sale a Bration)
Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Sponging, Star Punch, Dimensions

I couldn't wait to use my new Glimmer Assortment Paper that is FREE during Sale A Bration with a qualifying $50 purchase!  The Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron paper is beyond gorgeous!!

Card #4 - Wahoo Birthday!!

Stamp Set:  Birthday Blast
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Smokey Slate Base, Watermelon Wonder Layer, Carried Away Designer Series Paper, White 3 3/4 x 2 1/2, Peekaboo Peach 4 x 2 3/4
Accessories:  Dimensions, Enamel Dots, Star Blast Edgelets

What a fun birthday card!  This card is so colorful and "Wahoo" is just something that I would say to one of my friends!!

I hope that you like the cards, the Stamp of the Month is open to anyone; you can contact me and I will supply you with all of the details.  In your Stamp of the Month Kit, you receive the stamp set and everything that you need to make four beautiful cards.  The kit comes to you with complete instructions with color pictures.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

February Kit Class Cards

We had a fine group of ladies meet last Tuesday in the basement at Schmittys on Main to make 15 beautiful cards.  You might think that 15 cards is alot of cards to make but when I provide 5 designs and they made 3 of each design, the cards being made were humming right along.  This is a fun class of beautiful but yet simple cards that anyone that you choose to send to will love them!

Here are the beautiful cards that we made:

Card #1 - Special Birthday
 Stamp Sets:  Special Reason
Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum Base, Rich Razzelberry Layer, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Scraps
Accessories:  Dimensions, Stylish Stems Framelits, Sweet Sugarplum Sponging

The Stylish Stems Framelits add the right vocal point for this card, a simple card just made into a spectaular card!

Card #2 - Celebrate You

 Stamp Sets:  Balloon Adventures, Sunshine Sayings
Ink:  Memento Black, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach
Paper:  Pool Party Base, Whisper White Layer, Pool Party, White & Peach Scraps
Accessories:  Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Balloon Punch, Candle Border Punch, Pool Party Sponging, Dimensions

I love the reverse Embossing Folder that is new in the Occasions Catalog, by using the folder first and then stamping on top reveals the words on the Whisper White Layer.  I am a fan of the Candle Border Punch.

Card #3 - Happy Birthday Gorgeous
 Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You
Ink:  Black, Flirty Flamingo
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe Base, Watermelon Wonder Layer, Whisper White, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Enamel Jewels, Doilies

This stamp set is very popular and is new in the Occasions Catalog, the possibilities are endless!

Card #4 - Be Still
 Stamp Sets:  Special Reason, Delicate Details
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Cucumber Crush, Smokey Slate, Black
Paper:  Dapper Denim Base, Very Vanilla Layer
Accessories:  Wink of Stella

A simple card made so pretty by adding the Delicate Details stamp set to the top of the card.  I mounted 3 of the stamps to one block to achieve the perfect placement.

Card #5 - Wonderful Friend
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams
Ink:  Black, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Bermuda Bay Base, Black Layer, Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Scraps
Accessories:  Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Dimensions, Bermuda Bay Sponging, Triple Punch, Dragonfly Framelits

Even if you are not a big fan of coloring, by adding just alittle coloring to the Inside the Lines Designer Paper, you add just the right amount of pop!

Thanks for joining us today, if you are interested in joining our class or would like this class by mail, let me know!!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 2017 Technique Class - Intricate Dies Made Easy & Beautiful

Using Intricate Dies can be challenging when it comes to adhering them to your card.  You don't want the glue to squish out the sides, because of all of the cuts you really can't use adhesive tape and you think to yourself:  There has to be an easier way!!

I just learnt an easy way to solve all of the above problems!!  Just cut out your shape; be it the Dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams, the Beautiful Butterfly or the Detailed Florets to name a few.  Next take a sponge and the Silicone Craft Sheet that Stampin' Up! sells on page 182 of the Annual Catalog; if you don't have the Silicone sheet a piece of plastic will also works.  Put a little Tombow Glue on the piece of plastic and then sponge some of this glue to the back of the die cut.  The sponge keeps you from adding too much glue to the die cut.  Just adhere the shape to your card!  That easy!

Here are the cards from the February Technique Class:

Card #1 - Balloon Birthday
Stamp Set:  Lift Me Up (Occasions Catalog)
Ink:  Black, Watermelon Wonder
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Base, Night of Navy, Carried Away Designer Series Paper (Sale a Bration), Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder Scraps
Accessories:  Up & Away Thinlets, Dimensions, Tombow Blue

Helpful Hint:  Here is a picture so that you can see how we assembled our multi colored balloon, just putting a puzzle together!


Card #2 - Dragonfly Dreams
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Flourishing Phrases
Ink:  Black, Old Olive
Paper:  Old Olive Base, Black Layer, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper; Night of Navy and Cajun Craze scrapes
Accessories:  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets, Dimensions, Black Sequins

Helpful Hint:  Here is what the back of the Dragonfly looks like before we used a dimension to attach it to our card.

Card #3 - Hey Chick Slider Card

I love how this card turned out, it takes a little patience to put together but really is not that hard.
 Stamp Set:  Hey Chick (Sale a Bration)
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Delightful Dijon Base, Chocolate Chip Layers, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensions, Classic Label Punch, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Urban Underground Washi Tape, Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, Tear Tape, Glue Dots, Metallic Ribbon

Here is what the card looks like pulled out:
Isn't it just the cutest?!!


Helpful Hint:  I have complete instructions for this card if you would like to make one for yourself, just leave me a message or send me an email. 

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