It’s great that Lovely As A Tree still in the catalogue. I have owned this stamp set since I was first a demonstrator, but it might be the first time that I have used this tree out of the set. I stamped it on Watercolour Paper using memento ink, then used an aqua painter to colour the tree. The dotted border and the greeting are done using the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set.
Here is another one, in the series using Stampin Up What’s Your Type stamp set. These photopolymer stamps make it so easy to line up and create the cutest cards. This is cute for a child’s birthday. You can have fun with it and google train images, and build your own train! This stamp set has limitless ideas. From spelling words, to building blocks, and pics, pretty awesome value!!
This is the second card using What’s your Type Stamp Set. This one I found on Pinterest, but had a bit of a time figuring out who created it. I believe it was from stampinobsessed. My twist is using 3 different embossing folders for the background. I used Brick Wall, Decorative Dots and Stylish Stripes. Colours for this card are 3 of the brand new 2015-2017 colours, Delightful Dijon, Min Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. I used dimensionals to pop up the tag, which was done using Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The ribbon is also brand new this year, and is the 1″ Dotted Lace Trim (Watermelon Wonder)
OMG, I have wanted this stamp set since it came out last year, and when I saw it was staying in this years catalogue, I decided to GO FOR IT The stamp set is called What’s your Type. There are so many cute cards you can make with this stamp set, so the next few days will sample all the cards I made. Today`s card is cased from Kay Cogbill. Is he not the most darling little mouse? The mice that scamper are NOT cute, but this guy is! Kay didn’t mount her card on a layer, which was absolutely cute anyways, but I like to add my own touches when casing! The greeting uses Back to Basics Alphabet Stamp Set. By using this stamp set, you can create whatever greeting you like. By stamping “for you”, means this card can be used for any number of occasions, as it’s what you write on the inside, that suits its purpose. For his whiskers, I took a piece of White Bakers Twine, and un raveled it, into 3 strands, and glued it the underside of a Pearl.
I cased this card from Patty Bennett. It’s so pretty! To achieve the fence, using early espresso ink, stamp the Hardwood Background stamp on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then just cut into 1/2`strips, and use scissors to cut points into 6 of the cut out pieces. For the flower pot, I used Cajun Craze cardstock, and embossed it using the arrows embossing folder, but there are several folders that will work, just use what you have. The flowers are done using the Petite Petals Stamp Set. To finish off I used Basic Pearls for the centre of each flower, as well as the butterfly.
Back in the days when I first started with Stampin Up, we did a lot of stamped images on rectangles and squares, matted them with colours and mounted them on a card. Today, there stamping has progressed so much and there are so many techniques. . I always show a sample at the beginning of a class, and there’s usually one that says “I can’t do that” or “mine will never look like that” I LOVE those customers!! That used to be ME!! (ok, I confess, there are still times when I see something I think WOW, but now I think “HOW did they do that” so I can do it!!) Well going back to the basics of layering, this card is a perfect example, but with 2 twists. Instead of a rectangle we used the scalloped tag topper punch, and instead of centering, we positioned it so that only 2 edges showed. The great thing about this card is that you can use whatever images you have on hand. Use whatever colours you have on hand. Just remember to match the ink colour with the colour of the cardstock. You can “slap” together a bunch of these cards in a short time. The stamp set I used is called Balloon Bash and is from the current Occasions Catalogue.
This is another great way to use scrap Designer Series Paper, and or cardstock. Cut out your balloons (I used the balloon framelit die, but you could just use a circle punch). Layer the balloons, and pop up 2 or 3 of the balloons with dimensionals. Use bakers twine for the string on your balloons. The greeting for this card is “‘Geometrical” Stamp Set.
I got this idea from a post on pinterest. Embossed the white cardstock using perfect polka dots embossing folder, then punch out a flower on the white cardstock with the blossom punch. I stamped another flower using flower shop stamp set, and punched it out using the pansy punch. I used a dimensional on the punched out flower to give a bit of height to the card. The “for you” is from the mini treat bag thinlit collection. Use any designer series paper you have in stock, and use co-coordinating ink and cardstock to complete your look.
Stampin Up has sadly announced that they have to pull the Blendabilities line from their catalogues. They have been having quality issues, and have tried very hard with the manufacturer to overcome this issue, however it’s not meant to be for the time being. It goes back to the manufacturing and the alcohol evaporation in the pen. Instead of keeping on back order, or continuing to sell, will only upset customers more in the long term. Stampin’ Up is committed to their customers, and the quality of their product line.
I will be contacting all my customers that currently have back orders of this product. Many of you earned them free from the Sale-a-bration catalog. You will be able to choose another product to replace this item.
While it is certainly sad to say good-bye to this product, I personally appreciate Stampin’ Up acknowledging the issue and addressing it. They are going to continue to try to resolve this issue and in the meantime all is not lost. You can still achieve beautiful blending with the aqua painters, blender pens or stampin write markers.
Today’s card was cased from Dawn Griffiths. This card has been popular in my workshops, not to mention It’s one that is high in sales from my card selections as well. I have done this card in many many colours. It’s appealing to young, old, male or female. You can get this stamp set free when you order $60 from any current Stampin Up Catalogue.
We certainly had a beautiful weekend, feels like Spring Is in the air. As I was doing cards this weekend for upcoming workshop I took time out to create my own design. Sun was shining in windows so bright, I just had to do a “I’m in the mood for Spring” card!
If you want to make a card like this book your own workshop. I still have a few spots left for the month. Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st.