Simply Sunday: Seasons Greetings Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card featuring the So Many Stars stamp set from the So Many Stars bundle. This simple card layout works perfectly to fit any occasion such as a birthday or welcoming a sweet new baby … so many possibilities.

One of the easiest ways to create a card is to bring out your designer paper and use it for the background. Today’s card features the Monster Mash designer paper … that’s right! The beautiful filigree pattern of the Monster Mash designer paper lends itself well to any occasion card. (Do you see a theme here … Our bundles and papers are very versatile).

The card is done in Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla taken from the designer paper. The star image was stamped onto the vanilla and was cut out using the Layering Squares Dies. Now if you are just getting into stamping, you won’t need the dies, just cut them out with your paper cutter. The cute rhinestone in the center comes from the Holiday Rhinestones!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to highlight your greeting than a quick punch in the corner with the Detail Trio punch … don’t you just love that cute little accent and of course I needed to add a little bling!

If you’re giving a friend a beautiful card and want to give them a small gift to show your appreciation, why not use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies … a yummy truffle fits perfectly in there, or you can use your imagination. Just something to have fun with.

When creating cards … use what you have (even if it was originally for a different holiday). Remember simple patterns work well … just change out the color or the stamp set and the card looks totally different, and you’ll have a stress free stamping day!

Thank you so much for checking in with me today …

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

Good news: three days of savings starts next week with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019. I just had to let you know about this upcoming sale, and check back on November 18 for more details.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

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Star filled Christmas Wishes Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautifully unique card that I designed for my Holiday Stamping Retreat.  It features the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate which has a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.  This unique acetate highlights our So Many Stars Bundle.

The sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from in the So Many Stars Stamp Set. Create galaxies of projects that dazzle like the cosmos. This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want. It contains 21 photopolymer stamps so you can let your creativity flow! On this card I used one of the many greetings …

Our greetings were cut out from the Layering Ovals Dies. I used the Whisper White and the Seaside Spray cardstock and ink pad.  I love this new color … one from our newest group of our In-Colors.

The greeting is our focal point to the card but is highlighted with our swag of stars and and a sprinkling of outlying stars.  These Stitched Stars Dies create various custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more in record time!  There are a whopping 23 stars dies … amazing! This bundle is definitely a must have for your stamp collection … perfect for birthdays, graduations, new promotion, sweet little baby … just to name a few.

Just wanted to share a different view of this card (above) … it highlights the layers and shows how the Seaside Spray color comes through the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet. Our pretty stars are then adorned with the Rhinestone jewels just to add another layer of sparkle and texture … so pretty.

Inside you also get a little peek of the stamped stars … don’t want to leave the inside plain as there are so many star stamps to choose from, and don’t forget to stamp your envelope too!

This was a favorite of many as they were thrilled to be able to use the new Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, and it turned out beautiful.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Saturday with me and got to sit in for a minute at our Holiday Stamping Retreat. YOU should really think about joining us this Spring! 

Save the date: April 24th – 26th, 2020!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

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Seasons Greetings / Guest Stamper: Cindy P.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have another beautiful card today from our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat using the remarkable Feels Like Frost product suite. Cindy Plzak made this card for our Attendee Card Swap and it is stunning!

You can create custom winter and Christmas die-cut frames in record time using the Frosted Frames Dies, and Cindy did just that in Night of Navy cardstock and highlighted it with the Sparkle Glimmer paper.  It frames one of the beautiful scenes from the Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The greeting comes from the Still Scenes Bundle. The Still Scenes Bundle includes the Still Scenes Cling Stamp Set and the Snow Globe Scenes Dies… the proud buck posing in the wintery scene is also included in this die set.

Cindy’s card is a beautiful representation of how Stampin’ Up! stamp sets/bundles coordinate with each other. This takes our card creations to a whole new level … as seen by Cindy’s swap card. So, so pretty!

Thanks for sharing part of your day with Cindy and I today … it is appreciated. I hope you enjoyed Cindy’s card as much as I did. All of the attendee swap cards were beautiful!

I’ll meet you back here tomorrow, till then … Have an awesome day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays card, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

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Wishing you … God’s Peace this Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that my November Stamp Clubs made with the Stained Glass Glitter Window technique.  I did not create this technique but you know if it’s got glitter … I’ll find it!!  The first time I saw this done was a card shared by fellow demonstrator Dawn Griffith.

Before I begin, I’d like to share Kathie’s card again from yesterday.  I set up my little photo booth and captured the real essence of this card (I am also replacing the pictures from yesterday’s blog post so if you go back to it, you’ll see the card in it’s glory) ….

My stamp clubs this year are focusing on Techniques and Unique Card Folds while we incorporate all the new products Stampin’ Up! has to offer … it’s a great way to be able to play with the new stuff (before you buy) and learn some cool stuff!

This month we did the Stained Glass Glitter window technique … window because I believe we are using window sheets, and that is where we begin.  I chose to highlight the beautiful God’s Peace stamp set!  The image and greeting are stamped directly onto the Window Sheet using the StazOn™ Ink.

I also used my Stamparatus so the alignment was perfect every time.  When using StazOn™ with the window sheets and Stamparatus, make sure your pad is inked nicely so you don’t get a “pull” when you remove the stamp from the window sheet … it can be a little sticky!

Make sure your ink is completely dry and then you will “FLIP OVER” your window sheet and color from the backside. If you color on the inked side, the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based and will SMEAR the ink! I love coloring on the backside … helps me stay within the lines a little better …. lol.

Once your coloring is done coloring … I used the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs, place glue dots behind some of your stamped images to hide them and then attach your window sheet to the Sparkle Glimmer Sheet.

Those little white dots you see on the colored images are actually the glitter showing through. I tried several times to capture the way the glitter comes through the colored areas but the window sheet reflects the light. This technique is really simple and your results are stunning! My camera definitely cannot see what the eye can. I’ll work on that.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique. You will be amazed at how easy it is and how beautiful your results are. All you need are Window Sheets, StazOn™ Ink, assorted Stampin’ Blends, and the Sparkle Glimmer paper … in fact, you can use Silver Glimmer paper as well.

Thank you for joining me today …

Have a beautiful day!

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Simply Sunday: God’s Peace

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so happy that you’ve hung out and waited for me to post today … I thank you!  I have 2 beautiful cards to share with you today.  I did have my cards already for you but I went down to the Milwaukee Airport yesterday to welcome home our Veterans from the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Alpha.  What an amazing experience … it was an honor and a privilege to welcome these brave men and women home.   My brother-in-law Arthur Schroeder (Eileen’s husband) and my friend Don Theis were both on the Alpha flight.

A picture they called the 3 Arts … far right is my brother-in-law Art Schroeder and on the left is his son, also Art Schroeder … and in the center a fellow “Art” who served in Korea. They are all standing in front of the US Marine Corps War Memorial near Arlington.

And my friend Don … we used to work together and have not seen each other in years, except for Facebook.

It was amazing to welcome these two soldiers home, and all of the others on Alpha and Bravo flights who served our country. God Bless all the men and women who risked their lives so we can live free.

Today’s cards were both created with the God’s Peace stamp set. No die-cutting today, just simple stamping … Stamps, Ink, Paper and a little embellishment. The first is one that we created in our November Stamp Club …

We used the Stamparatus so our placement didn’t overlap or wasn’t crooked… perfection, every time! We stamped the verse first in Smoky Slate and then the image using the Black Momento ink pad. Once stamped we used the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for our flames with a touch of Calypso Coral.

We used the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends for our poinsettia and ribbon, and Light Old Olive for our greens.  I choose the Light Old Olive because of the thick dark lines of the foliage … I thought that was dark enough.

After we were done coloring we used the Shimmery Crystal Effect … put a few dots on the foliage and then sprinkled it with the Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  Have you ever gone into a store around Christmas and just marveled at the sparkly floral arrangement? That is the effect I was going for.  We also added the Shimmery Crystal Effects on the center of the poinsettia and my flames.  I added some Wink of Stella around my flame … very pretty.

As one of the ladies was coloring, I noticed that she had not done her poinsettia yet and how pretty is was just white, so I told them I was going to do a card in blue and white, and here is the result …

I followed pretty much the same steps as I did on the first card, however I left the poinsettia white and added the Ice Stampin’ Glitter to that too.  I prefer the Wink of Stella around the flame over the Crystal Effects … personal choice. What do you think?

To complete my cards … I added the Rhinestones. The Cherry Cobbler from the Holiday Rhinestones and the Basic Rhinestones colored with the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends coordinating with my cardstock.

I really love the way both of these cards turned out… and again, thank you for hanging out and checking back to see my post today.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

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Merry Christmas / Guest Stamper: Sandy B.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a beautiful card created by one of my Holiday Stamping Retreat guests for the attendee swap.  Let me say … there was some real talent on that swap board, these girls can stamp! My special guest today is Sandy Becker and her card featuring the Perfectly Plaid Bundle …

Sandy pulled in the holiday colors; Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler from the Wrapped in Plaid designer paper … those two colors really bring the rich color of the holidays to life.  The Cherry Cobbler was embossed with the Hammered Metal embossing folder which gives a lovely texture to the card.

The pretty little tree Sandy made was created with 3 separate punched trees … one I believe had to be punched the reverse way (other side of the designer paper) so all the tree edges would line up.  She then adorned them with the gold pearls which really makes the tree so festive!

The tree was mounted on the piece of Whisper White Cardstock which was cut from the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and then stamped in Cherry Cobbler with the sweet Merry Christmas stamp that is included in the stamp set from our bundle.

I am so glad that I don’t have to vote for the attendee swap … so, so many good ones each and every retreat! I will share more of the swap cards in upcoming posts.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today, I’ll see you tomorrow!

Enjoy the day … it’s supposed to warm up to 37º!

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Guest Stamper: Cindy C. / Trio of Trees

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you enjoying the Perfectly Plaid Bundle? I’ve been sharing several cards showcasing this bundle and today I have another!! It was stamped by one of my retreat attendees, Cindy C.  for the Attendee Swap.

The Wrapped in Plaid Suite gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and punch bundle at 10% off, plus more amazing items such as the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon and the Jingle Bells which Cindy used on her card.

Cindy punched a trio of trees and layered them onto a Whisper White circle, cut from the Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies.  Also from the Stitched Shapes dies, Cindy cut out an oval for her greeting.  The greeting was mounted above the Shaded Spruce with Gold Ribbon.

Cindy completed her card with a cute little “Jingle Bell” tied up sweetly with some bakers twin.

I hope you got as much pleasure from this card as I did, it’s so cute! I thank you for stopping back by my blog today.

Have a warm and wonderful day, I will be back tomorrow with another sample from this amazing product suite.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products I used in my cards, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you