Christmas Solutions: All Is Bright!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and celebrated it the way you like!! We each have our own traditions which we cherish and that is OK!!

Today I have two Christmas cards to share with you. They were created with the All is Bright product suite for my Holiday Stamping Retreat. Both cards also highlight the beautiful “All is Bright” Designer Series paper. Our Designer paper is on Sale through Midnight tonight …

Tomorrow the stamp sets and kits will go on Sale with a 10% savings.  Let’s get to our first card …

Are you wanting to make Hand Stamped Christmas Cards this year but feel a bit overwhelmed?  This sweet -n- simple card was created with the “All is Bright” designer paper and the “Merry Christmas to All” stamp set.  This stamp set also has a coordinating die.  We jazzed it up just a bit with a bow and the new Sprig punch from the Holiday catalog… it looks good without it, or how about a shimmery heart – that would be perfect!!

When you need to make quick -n- simple cards …. beautiful designer paper and a good greetings stamp set is the way to go and the “All is Bright” designer paper and “Merry Christmas to All” stamp set is the answer.

What is amazing about the “All is Bright” designer paper is the beauty on one side and the fun on the other! On my next card I am still using the “All is Bright” designer paper … both patterns used come from just flipping the gorgeous paper over.


What reminds you of Christmas? When I was little we had a tree with these Old Fashioned light bulbs so naturally I was drawn to this pattern. Are you lovin’ the bulbs too?

I used the stars as my backdrop and then added the Christmas lights for a fun and festive element to the card, and they really pull the eye to the card (which just means they are so stinkin’ cute!).

And if you’re loving these little Christmas bulbs then the “Making Christmas Bright” is on your shopping list, or you have it already.  Where you drawn to the combination of Stars and Bulbs like I was?? Oh my gosh, I thought this was such a fun and unique stamp set … one we haven’t seen yet.   Here’s another (I shared earlier) …

and the cute little door tags from my Holiday Retreat could easily be turned into a card … just put a greeting where I have my guests name!

Such a fun, fun stamp set and coordinating designer paper.  The designer papers are on sale today, stamp sets tomorrow … so choose your larger savings. If you need help or have questions let me know.

Thank you for spending part of your Saturday with me. I hope you enjoyed the card shares.  I will be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Falling For Leaves …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you think of autumn, do you think of the changing leaves? Even though it’s not autumn everywhere in the world right now, everyone will love our Falling for Leaves Stamp …

Beautiful leaves to create awesome fall projects with. Sentiments to say Thank you to your loved ones.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 11 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, e, g, h

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful samples using the Falling For Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set.  This set also comes with a coordinating framelit die set, if you purchase together … you will save 10%.

You can create delicate die-cut leaves and borders in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.

Thank you so much for checking in today … I had a wonderful time at our Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Orlando but I am glad to be home!!

Have a wonderful day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: If you like what you have seen and want to purchase any of these items, just click on the links below. You will learn more about the product itself as well.  Thank You!! Linda

 

Technique Tuesday: Brusho Crystal Colour

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that I had posted earlier this year and I card that I did with my Stamp Clubs. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … an awesome product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog on page 202.

On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.  We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.

Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….

I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water.  Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More!  You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol

I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.

Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.

Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.

With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow.  I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean.  If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!

Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly.  That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!!  Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….

I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 134 of the Annual catalog.

It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this technique or please leave a comment on what you would like me to share on an upcoming Technique Tuesday.

Thank you for joining me today ~

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Fun & Easy Card Layout …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a card layout with you done two different ways to show you how one fun layout can create multiple card looks!

My first card I created for the Spring Stampin’ Retreat … the idea behind this card was to show a totally different way to use the “Ribbon of Courage” stamp set. We did ours in Black & White but this could have easily been colored with Stampin’ Markers or the Watercolor Pencils ….

I started with the Petal Passion Designer Series paper from the Occasions catalog and the fabulous Petal Passion Product Suite. This sweet -n- simple card has so much dimension just from just a quick run through the Bigshot.

We used two of the Square dies and cut them out at the same time … the inner one is stamped and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting was stamped on the side as it fit perfectly!!

Now … with a twist of your wrist (and cardstock) you have the same layout but from another perspective!

See … with a twist of your cardstock your new card is magical!!  I used the Myths & Magic product suite to create this cute little card, perfect for any little girls birthday card!

I am sad to say … this is one of the stamp sets that is on the discontinued list and will be gone forever in only a couple of days!! The designer paper is a “specialty” paper which means it has Iridescent  glitter designs on one side and colorful all occasion designs on the other!!  Hard to see on the photo but the little bubbles glitter as does the mermaid herself … LOVE IT!!

So … what do you think about this fun, dimensional layout!! Great right and can be done either vertical or horizontal to create many different look … just add new paper!! Our designer papers are fabulous tools to use when you need to create simple cards that look amazing!!

Thank you for checking back with me! I think tomorrow we need to see what’s in that NEW Catalog!!

Have an awesome day ~

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Simply Sunday: Design with papers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share some cards with you that shows how easy cards are to create when working with our beautiful designer series papers ….

Here are the fun designer papers from the “True Gentleman” Designer paper. There a 12 different patterns in our packages so it’s so easy to find the perfect ones to go together for your card.

This one was so much fun to play with … the “Coffee Break” Designer Series paper. Great for your coffee lovers!

The “Picture Perfect Party” Designer papers is one of my favorite paper stacks because it not only has great patterns to use but many are “picture” perfect … like the cute little party favor that I cut out from another pattern sheet and added as an embellishment!! This one is very versatile!

See what I mean … so versatile and each one looks so different! Oh yes … and SIMPLE & FUN to make!!  Another one of my favorites is the Wood Textures Paper stack.  It’s so popular … it will be in the upcoming catalog!! I am thrilled 🙂

Today I will close with cards from our newest designer paper …

Enjoy your weekend and I invite you to stop back tomorrow to see how my cute little card layout will look so different depending on the designer papers you use!!

Thanks for taking time out of your holiday weekend and Sunday to spend a part of it with me.

Watercoloring Florals ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card from a very versatile stamp set, the Petal Pallet. I’ve shown you many styles from this stamp set … for example just this past May 14th with the “Life is so much Better” card.

This beautiful card is quite easy to create. I choose Smoky Slate because I wanted the card to be a little softer than stark black.  I stamped several of the leaf images into the corner, and the floral piece was stamped in Black Momento ink on a separate piece of paper …

The floral image was cut out using the coordinating dies.  (Remember, this bundle will retire at the end of this month).  I then used the Aqua painter to watercolor my flowers in Bermuda Bay and Old Olive.

The floral piece was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the greeting from the stamp set “Rose Wonder” was stamped on the front. The front was also attached to the Smoky Slate base with the dimensionals.

This beautiful card could easily be made into a Birthday card … or Get Well … your choice. I hope you enjoyed and that it inspired you to create a few of your own.

Enjoy your day and thank you for checking in with me today!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

Barn Door Bundle ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a great video to share with you, in fact, it might “move” you!!  Make the most adorable sliding barn door card with the Barn Door Bundle!

I want to remind you that “ALL” bundles retire on the 31st of May.  Even if the stamps set and dies carry over into the NEW Catalog … they will no longer be bundled.  (There will be new bundles)  So if you are lovin’ any of the bundles from the Annual or Occasions catalog, you’ll want to get them before they are gone.

Sit back and check out how fun this bundle will be to create some great cards and projects!

Hope you enjoyed the video today!

Thanks for checking in on me and I wish you a beautiful day ~