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!!

Happy Stamping!
Cindy

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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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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

January 2017 Kit Cards

Last week was our January Kit Class, it was quite a night!  When I drove into town to set up for class the roads were dry and the sun was out.  Fast forward one hour and we were in the middle of a snow storm with white out conditions.  I was so surprised and also so glad that so many of the ladies ventured out to stamp!  We are a dedicated group!

Here are the cards that were made:

#1 - Just a Note
This simple sympathy card was such a joy to make and the colors were so soft.
 Stamp Sets:  Falling Flowers, Flourishing Phrases, Thoughts & Prayers (Inside Sentiment)
Ink:  Smokey Slate, Black, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo
Paper:  Flirty Flamingo Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Stylish Stems Framelits

Card #2 - Baskets Wishes
Our next card was a cute card that was made great by just something so simple as masking the baskets and stacking them!
 Stamp Set:  Basket of Wishes
Ink:  Memento Black
Paper:  Bermuda Bay Base, Chocolate Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Watercolor Pencils & Aqua Painter

Card #3 - Dragonfly Dreams
It is always so wonderful to remember a special friend with a card on their birthday.  The Dragonfly Dreams bundle with matching Thinlets is just the best set to use.
 Stamp Set:  Dragonfly Dreams
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Black
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder Base, Whisper White Layer
Accessories:  Silver Sequins, Dimensions

Card #4 - Big on Birthdays
The new Big Letters are very popular right now, this stamp set comes from the new Big on Birthdays found in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  Need a simple birthday card, this card fits that ticket!
 Stamp Set:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers:  Tempting Turquoise, Mint Macaron, Pool Party
Paper:  Pool Party Base, Whisper White, Fabulous Foil Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Sequins

Card #5 - Avant Garden
It seems this time of year that we never have enough sympathy cards.  This card was such a pretty card to make, by just stamping each flower twice and adding Wink of Stella for just a little sparkle.
Stamp Sets:  Avant Garden (FREE stamp set from Sale a Bration), Flourishing Phrases
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Bermuda Bay Base, Chocolate Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Wink of Stella

The Kit Class is always so much fun, I have heard so many wonderful comments about the class.  Some use it as a place to get 15 cards for all of their occasions, some use it as a social event and a evening to get together with other stampers.  Some have even told me it is their way to wind down and relieve stress.  Whatever it is, we are always looking for new stampers, so consider joining us if you can.  You can also order these cards in a kit, I will supply all of the supplies, all you have to do is stamp and assemble.

Happy Stamping!!
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Monday, January 30, 2017

January Stamp of the Month - Carousel Birthday

I just got done with the January Stamp of the Month cards, and I am not kidding that they were, once again, alot of fun to make!  If you would ever like to get in on the Stamp of the Month, just drop me an email or note on my blog and I will email you the details.

When the stamping ladies who voted for this stamp set to be the Stamp of the Month, I thought okay, now this will be a challenge!  This is a stamp set I probably would have never ordered from the Occasions Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog, but let me tell you, it is great!!
So let's get started and enjoy the cards that I came up with for the January Stamp of the Month!  I also used the Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit from the Occasions Catalog, Page 9; Every thing that I needed was right in this Kit for making the cards GREAT!!

Card #1 - Carousel Birthday Little Girl
This card was very simple but is such a beautiful card for a little girl.  I can just picture my own little granddaughter enjoying a carousel ride.
Stamp Set:  Carousel Birthday, Star of Light, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Watercolor Wash
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Black
Markers:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzelberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Delightful Dijon
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum Base, Whisper White Layer & 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit (Tassel & Sequins), Glue Dots, Dimensions, Stitched Framelit (2nd to the Biggest Square), Wink of Stella - Horse

Card #2 - Carousel Cupcake Ferris Wheel
How much fun is this cute Ferris Wheel with Cupcake seats?!!

Stamp Set:  Carousel Birthday
Ink:  Black, Bermuda Bay
Markers:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Bermuda Bay Base, Calypso Coral Layer 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, Whisper White 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit (Twine), Dimensions

Card #3 - Soft Sky Shaker Card
This card is my favorite!!  I love how this shaker card just brought everything together for this card and made it special!!  I used Stampin' Up! Clear Window Sheet for the clear part and Dimensions to make the Shaker.
Stamp Set:  Carousel Birthday
Ink:  Soft Sky, Smokey Slate, Black
Markers:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Whisper White, Clear Window Sheet
Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishments (Bows) Assorted Sequins, Shaker Dimension, Circle Stitched Framelit Circle, Wink of Stella-Horse

Card #4 - Circus Tent Birthday
Stamp Set:  Carousel Birthday
Ink:  Black, Watermelon Wonder
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Base, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousel Embellishment Kit (Banner, Tassel & Ribbon & Glue Dot)

I hope that you have enjoyed the January Stamp of the Month, if you would like the cards as a kit, please get in touch with me and I can fix you right up!

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Friday, January 13, 2017

January Technique Cards

The technique for January is called Crayon Resist, so go check out your children's or grandchildren's crayons and find the white crayon, I bet they won't even miss it!

This cool and easy technique creates great highlights on your card that you can recreate again and again.

Start with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp your greeting and images in Memento or Black ink.  Taking a white crayon, color any part of the stamped images that you do not want color. Just sponge on the ink now, take a napkin to remove the ink from the images and you will see the technique emerge.  The ink will not stick to the white crayon leaving you with a great highlighted images.

Card #1 -Falling for You
 This card works really great with this technique. I found that if you stamp your greeting first, it is very easy to stamp the flowers around it.

Stamp Set:  Falling for You (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Ink:  Memento Black
Sponging:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe Base, Melon Mambo Layer, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearl Jewels, Dimensions


Card #2 - Rad Birthday
 I found that when it was time to add the ink, I did a swipping motion back and forth to create the stripes and the gradual color emerging into each other, I really like the affect.

Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Memento Black
Paper:  Sahara Sand Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Fancy Frost Sequins, Dimensions

Card #3 - Pop Up Birthday
 Isn't this just a fun card, it looks like a birthday present in a card and look at the fun that you will have when you open the the card to reveal the pop up of a trio of balloons.  This stamp set, Balloon Adventures pairs with the Balloon Pop Up Thinlet and is just perfect to add that WOW! to your card
Stamp Set:  Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Peekaboo Peach Base, Melon Mambo Layer, Whisper White, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Balloon Pop Up Thinlet, Emerald Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensions

I hope that you enjoyed the January Technique, if you are interested in the cards, I am offering them as a Class to Go.  Contact me and I can set you up with everything that you need so that you can complete this class at home.  The class comes with all cardstock and embellishments and envelopes, I have complete instructions with color pictures to make it that much easier!!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Stamp of the Month - Order Yours Today

Here is the stamp set that was selected to be the January Stamp of the Month:
The cards that you can make using this great stamp set are endless!  I can imagine great birthday cards using this great stamp set. 

If you are interested in getting in on the fun, I am taking orders for this stamp set and the four cards that I will come up with; don't have to worry about a thing!  The Stamp of the Month comes with this stamp set and everything that you will need to make four cards, all you need is some ink and adhesive!  I even supply the envelopes!  The cost is just $24 which includes the tax and shipping.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

December Stamp of the Month Cards - Floral Phrases

I am a little late getting the December Stamp of the Month cards posted, but with the weather and the holidays it took a little bit longer to get the ladies that participated all of their cards.

The Floral Phrases was the December Stamp of the Month, and what a beautiful stamp set to work with.  Here is what the stamp set looks like:
This card is a great one to add to your collection, you have Wedding Wishes, Congratulations and Thoughtful sentiments to choose from.  This stamp set also coordinates with the Detailed Floral Thinlets, the Floral Boutique Designer Series paper and Floral Boutique Washi Tape!  I just love it when Stampin' Up! coordinates their products, it makes things so much easier!!

Card #1 - A Special Note of Thanks
 Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder and Watermelon Wonder Marker
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder Base, Silver, Whisper White
Accessories:  White Dollie, Watermelon Wonder Dollie, Stitched Circle-White
Helpful Hint:  By cutting 2 rows off of the Watermelon Dollie, it fits perfectly on the White Dollie and the Stitched Circle that we have stamped our Thanks will really be set off quite nicely.

Card #2 - Wedding Wishes
 How beautiful this card is!  The coordinating Designer Series Paper makes this card so easy also!

Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy Base, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Tags & Labels Framelits, Dimensions, Silver Cord, Rhinestones, Navy Candy Dot
Helpful Hint:  A tiny piece of tape holds the cord down, then just put the Wedding Wishes on top of this with to hide the tape with the help of a dimension.

Card #3 - Congratulations
This card turned so beautifully, the technique known as "huffing" is used, we colored the flower with markers, using Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green. After we were done coloring the Floral, you "huff" on the stamp set and stamp the Floral image.  This card is just beautiful and the picture just doesn't do it justice.

Stamp Set:  Floral Phrases
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Markers:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Paper:  Perfect Plum Base, Perfect Plum Layer (cut out using the Detailed Floral Thinlets), Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  Dimensions, Detailed Floral Thinlets
Helpful Hint:  Use a Glue Stick to adhere the Detailed Floral Thinlets card piece to the card base; this is a super easy way to achieve great results!

Card #4 - Happy Anniversary
Stamp Sets:  Floral Phrases, Timeless Love
Ink:  Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo
Paper:  Crushed Cucumber Base, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Silver Dollie, Dimensions

It was, as always, so much fun to make these four cards.  I invite you to participate in the stamp of the month.  The cost of the Stamp of the month is $24; which includes the stamp set, cardstock and embellishments to make four cards.  If you live outside my area, this is also available to you, just contact me by leaving me a message and I will give you my email address.  It's a great way to build up your stamping supplies.

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