Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Birthday in Copper & Pink

I needed a special birthday card for a friend who was celebrating a milestone birthday.  I remembered seeing a spectacular card posted by a fellow demonstrator and knew I needed to put my own twist on it. I love how it turned out and I got to use what might turn out to be my new favorite accessory – the 1/4" Copper Trim.  That ribbon is just yummy, you can stretch and shape it, showing off the loose weave mesh.  Here it my masterpiece!

This card is very dimensional so hand delivery was in order.

The Happy Birthday Thinlit was used to cut the greeting from Copper Foil Paper, to make it pop a little more I put a Basic Black die cut behind it, offsetting it just a bit.

The flowers are punched from the new Daisy Punch.  I spritzed them with water and scrunched and pinched them til I got the effect I wanted.  I layered two together and used Gold Faceted Gems for the centers. Thanks to fellow demonstrator, Monica Gale from the UK, for her gorgeous card that inspired me.

I was lucky enough to meet the uber talented Monica at a Stampin' Up! Convention a few years ago.  We had each made earrings from SU embellishments.  We decided to swap earrings right then and there.  Here is a photo of us wearing each others earrings.  That is Monica on the left

Here are the other products I used:

Powder Pink Card Stock for the square card base, 5" square I believe

The twigs were also cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, I used Basic Black Card Stock

Copper Metallic Thread was looped and tucked behind the flowers

I hope you have as much fun making this card as I did, but the real joy is giving it away!  You can order all the supplies from my online shop. Be sure to use my August host code, MPKNGB22, when placing your order.  No need to use it if your order is $150 or more as you qualify for free product without it! While you are there check out the Clearance Rack for some fun product on sale!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tree Rings Birthday Card

Cards for guys are not always the easiest for me but the Tree Rings Background inspired me to create a simple card highlighting the stamp.

I used the two largest circles from the Layering Circle Framelits to create the Basic Black Card Stock ring which I placed over a circle of Vellum.  I stamped the greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The greeting is from a wonderful masculine set, Guy Greetings.  I love that it comes in traditional red rubber and wood, clear mount and photopolymer!

I stamped the image in Early Espresso Ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock and used Soft Suede Ink and a Sponge Dauber to add some color to some of the rings

You will have so much fun with this background!  Order all the supplies from my online store.  Be sure to use my August Host Code, MPKNGB22, when you place your order.  If you order $150 or more you need not use the code as you qualify for free product!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Carols of Christmas Early Release

You are going to love this sneak peak into the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog – a gorgeous stamp set and thinlet die bundle, Carols of Christmas!  This early release is part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  The bundle gives you a 10% savings, though you can order the stamp set and the thinlits individually.

Here are a couple of samples made by Stampin' Up! concept artists

There are a couple more examples here

Be sure to use your Bonus Days coupons when you order and add the Host Code MPKNGB22 for any order under $150. 

Thanks for shopping with me!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Framing a Happy Birthday

The new Happy Birthday Thinlet has been sitting by my BigShot just waiting to be pressed into service.!  I love it and can't believe it took me so long to try it.  I had an idea in my head for a card to try and it turned out okay.  I'll post that one in a few days.  But I got to thinking about how I could frame the die cut greeting.  Circles and squares didn't work, nor did the oval.  But the largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits is perfect!

I love how it looks like the greeting and the background are one piece!

While I love clean and simple cards I tend to do card that are a little more feminine. But this guy card was easy to do with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  This DSP is a 6" square stack, I cut a piece in half and it just fits behind the framelit cutout.  I used a layer of Sahara Sand, using a Sponge Dauber to color the edges a bit with Soft Suede Ink

I will say that the easiest way to adhere this greeting is to apply some of the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to card stock before cutting!  But a careful application of "green glue" (aka Multipurpose Liquid Glue) or the Fine-Tip Glue Pen work well too.

I felt that it needed just a little something so I added Clear Faceted Gems.  They're not too sparkly are they?  

So that card came together so quickly I had time to make another card using the same idea.  This one is Whisper White on Lemon Lime Twist, using the White Perfect Accents.  

I'm going to make up several of these to have on hand!

You can order the supplies from my online store, 24/7!  Use the July Host Code, BFG7MX6P, for orders under $150.  If your order is over that you qualify for hostess benefits without using the code.  Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack while you are at it!

Thanks for looking!  Happy stamping!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In the Pink Hello Baby Card

There is just something about pink that oozes sweetness and there is nothing sweeter than a baby girl.   I finally finished the little quilt and needed a card to send along with it.  I don't have any dedicated baby stamp sets but I think the butterfly works!  I'm posting a picture of the little quilt at the end of this post as well.

I just love the new In Color, Powder Pink.  I used the card stock as a layer, the marker to create the "faux ribbon" stripe,  and the ink pad for some splatters behind the butterfly,  The butterfly is from the Bold Butterfly Framelits and was cut from Powder Pink Card Stock.

I don't have (yet) the 3/8" Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon or I would have used it.  Instead I just used the marker to draw the "ribbon".  I used a Blender Pen and a little Flirty Flamingo ribbon along the edges for some dimension.  And over that I used the Clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer.  I also used the Wink of Stella all over the butterfly for even more shimmer.

While the card base is Whisper White Thick, my stamping layer is Shimmery White.  I love the slight contrast against the white as much as the shimmer.

I used the little splatter stamp from Timeless Textures, stamping in Powder Pink.  The Hello Baby is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I stamped it in Basic Gray which isn't quite as harsh as Basic Black.  I love those little greetings.

To finish off the card I added some Glitter Enamel Dots and some Silver Metallic Thread.  Oh my word those little dots are gorgeous!  Take a look at them:

Here is the little quilt I made.  The back is Minkee and it is sooooo soft!

You can order the supplies I've used for this baby card on my Stampin' Up! Online Store.  Be sure to use the July Host Code, BFG7MX6P, when placing your order.  If your order totals $150 in product you will qualify for hostess benefits and do not need to use the code.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Bonus Days are Here!

Yes!  Bonus Days are Back! Here are the details:
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • For every $50 you spend July 1-31, before shipping and tax, you'll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1-31.
What will you use your Bonus Days coupons on? Shop with me and get your coupons!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Climbing Orchid Birthday

The two things I was most excited about in the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalog are the stamp set Climbing Orchid and the Orchid Builder Framelits Dies.  I also couldn't wait to try the Embossing Paste.  Here is my creation using all of the above.

Here is a look at the Climbing Orchid bundle.  Save 10% when you order the two items as a bundle

Climbing Orchid Photopolymer Bundle 

The new Lemon Lime Twist is such a fun color!  I used Peekaboo Peach for the centers of the orchids.  The branches are stamped in Chocolate Chip.

The Embossing Paste was so easy to use and I love the results.  I used one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and spread the paste.  It dried very fast.  Be sure to clean your tools ASAP!

I used a stylus to add some life to the petals and I used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount the pieces together and when I added them to the card.

Later I decided to add a greeting.  I love the greetings in the set, but needed a birthday card so used a greeting from Beautiful Bouquet.  What do you think, is is better with the greeting or without?

Look what the Stampin' Up! concept artists made

Climbing Orchid Photopolymer Stamp Set

Thanks so much for looking!  

You can get all of the products used from my store.  Be sure to use Host Code SDNWEGE3 when placing your order.  No need to use the code if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will qualify for free product! I'd love to earn your business.