Today I’d like to share a beautiful card I received from my sister Rita and to wish you a Wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
Rita used the Simply Elegant designer paper for her slim line card. She also used; very vanilla and basic gray card-stock, rectangle stitched dyes, seasonal layers thinlets, holiday rhinestone basic jewels, and curvy verses stamp set.
There is nothing better than receiving a beautiful card in the mail, unless you are the one creating and sending it… you know it’s going to make someone’s day. I think many of us will be working on cards soon (unless you’re sending them out this weekend)!
I would love to wish all of you a very safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy time with your friends and family.
Thank you so very much for stopping by to share a moment with me on this Thanksgiving day.
Today I have something a little different to share with you. It is with a heart full of gratitude for all of you who have been following my blog that I wanted to share this with you …. I want to “thank” my loyal followers so today on “Thankful Thursday”
I have chosen the first 2 recipients … Kathy who was chosen for being my #1 Commenter on my blog! She was awarded with a package of White Glitter Paper. When you comment it helps me understand what you like most … what you’d like to see more of.
And the second recipient is Lynne Oppeneer who will receive the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series paper … she has the most “LIKED” clicks on my blog. (Lynne, please contact me)
I would love to do this every quarter as a Thank you for following my blog and letting me know what you like best, so I can better service your paper crafting needs / wants.
I appreciate you stopping by today, I will be back with 2 card samples tomorrow! Have a wonderful day … What are YOU Thankful for on this Thursday?
Notice: Recipients must reply to me by message or email (links are on my blog) so set up a pick-up time / or address for mailing of their gifts.
I am really excited to not only share this technique video with you, but all the cards you can create using this technique. The special thing about the “Split Card” technique is that you’ll also learn how to save or should I say “Maximize” your 12 x 12 Designer paper!
The video will show you two ways to cut your 12 x 12 designer paper and then give you samples so you can get a better picture of what I want to show you. Sit back … relax … enjoy …
So what did you think? Cool right!? I love sharing these types of hints so you can maximize the use of your Stampin’ Up! products. I love designer paper, it is a “must have” in my stampin’ supplies … it is the best for quick -n- easy cards, and because the paper is so pretty, no extra work would have to be done.
I hope the video showed you how to use your 4 x 6 cut pieces … here I’d like to share a close up of the 4 x 4 pieces. You will get 9 pieces out of the 12 x 12 sheet, and first up we’re going to create a simple card by placing the 4 x 4 piece directly onto the card front.
I used the Stitched Rectangle dies and the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set for my greeting which create a nice focal point. To pull some color over on the side with no paper, I fussy cut out one of the flowers from the designer paper and popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals … it really adds a nice balance to your card. I added some Wink of Stella to the light blue on the flower and added an Opal Round element.
This designer paper is fun and playful and I’ve really fallen in love with it! I decided to fussy cut a few more flowers and put them on this inside of the card … I didn’t want the fun to end!
It looks like it was meant to be there … see what I mean, the fun keeps on going. You could add the Wink of Stella to the inside too if you’d like.
My next card is the “SPLIT CARD” … taking that 4″ x 4″ piece of paper and cutting it diagonally. I placed the cut pieces onto the top and bottom of the 4″ x 5-1/4″ white piece of cardstock because I was using a dark (Night of Navy) card base.
I liked the cut flowers and the Wink of Stella so much on the first card that I carried that over onto this card. It brings in more color and dimension to the card. I also added some of the Opal Rounds elements to the flowers as well.
Isn’t this just the cutest paper, and doesn’t it make the cutest cards … 9 of them you’ll get using this paper saving way of cutting your 12 x 12 designer paper. Now I can see why the Paper Blooms Designer Paper is one of the Top 3 Sale-a-bration items chosen by YOU!
I would really like to Thank You for hanging out with me today on my blog, and last night if you joined me for the LIVE presentation as well. These cards would surely cheer someone up … and remember, the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase but the layouts I shared are forever!
I would also like you to consider joining my team, we have lots of fun … and the fun just keeps on going, with additional stampin’ gatherings and Stampin’ Up! events. This really states how I feel …
My friends are YOU … my team of Stars … and my fellow Stampin’ Sisters (and brothers!) We are a family ❤ I’m here to answer any of your questions… just don’t be afraid to ask.
Have an awesome day, and for those who live around me … stay safe!!
TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, 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 ♥
Today I have another card created with the stunning Magnolia Lane bundle, and it’s super quick to create yet beautiful to look at. I also have some great tips in store for you. Many of my stampin’ friends are oh so busy, that is why I dedicate my Sunday blog posts to simple cards, and what quicker way to create gorgeous cards that with our pretty designer series paper. The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is one of my favorite floral papers.
With a simple base and a piece of designer paper … you have a beautiful card. Add your greeting and a pretty strip of ribbon and you’re done! Here’s a great tip for you … While you have your paper cutter out, cut some extra card bases, then cut your designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces (then cut the 6″ side down to 5-1/4) Use the extra piece of designer paper to put inside your card 🙂 Why you could create your own little card kit!! Stamp up a few greetings as well and tuck them in little box and tag it Magnolia Lane. You could do this with all of your designer paper packets (even your older ones… makin’ sure we use them)!
On today’s card, my second stampin’ tip is …I let the floral pattern of the designer paper dictate where I would put my ribbon and greeting! We don’t want to cover up all those pretty flowers, so I found a spot that I felt was made just for my greeting … lol. I used the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in the suite, and punched it out using the Tailored Tag punch. You’ll see I punched the mat (Early Espresso) and cut it in half … I really made the greeting show up better.
The ribbon is not in the Magnolia Lane product suite, but it should be, it matches perfectly and is so elegant. You will find the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon on page 174 with the other ribbons. The ribbon pack that is in the Magnolia Lane suite will be featured on tomorrows card.
I hope you enjoyed todays cards and the stampin’ tips inspire you to create your own card kits so making up a card when you need it will be super quick -n- easy. Let me know if you have any questions, or need anything… here to help.
I want to “Thank You” for hanging out with me this Sunday.
I hope you have an awesome day ~
TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions or would like a catalog, please message me.
Don’t you just love Fridays!! I do … and I have the day off of work, it can’t get better than that 🙂 Although, I do have a pretty little card to share with you today. It is from the Everything is Rosy product medley. Today is the last day you can order this amazing product medley. On this card I showed my “Rosy” class, three fun and easy ways to use the Rose Gold Glimmer paint that is included in the kit … on this card we “stamped”!!
Stamping with this beautiful shimmer paint is only one way to use it, you can also spatter and spritz!! I have the instructions for all 3 techniques noted in the “Card Instructions” when you purchase the Product Medley from me. This view shows all the shine … love it!!
Do you see the cute frame around the “stamped” greeting? That was part of the multiple images we got out of our one pass through the BigShot! They really enjoyed all the stampin’ tips during this class. It’s always my goal to show something fun and new at my card classes. The beautiful floral embellishment is included in the kit … easy breazy card!!
This view shows a little more detail … sometimes all that shine and glimmer is a little bright for the camera! lol Not for me, I love it! The Rose Gold Foil paper in this kit is stunning and so many of the patterns in the designer paper have the Rose Gold Foil in it to coordinate so beautifully.
Please let me know if you have any questions on this amazing kit, just remember if you are thinking about ordering it … TODAY is the LAST DAY. I have listed the items below for your quick reference or shopping… and I thank you!!
Well, well, well … how did you like to two “Hello” cards? Two different styles but pretty easy to recreate. Today I have another card from the Floral Statements for you featuring the “Thanks” greeting.
Yesterday cards were done with the Aqua Painter and a watercoloring technique. On my card today I used the Stampin’ Blends to color my floral piece ….
Wow … right! I stamped my image with the Momento Ink pad because I knew I wanted to use the Stampin’ Blends today. I choose the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Combo’s for my coloring fun. I love the way they make me look like an artist! lol
Once I was done with my coloring I matted my work with Daffodil Delight Cardstock … and wrapped it all up with a bow. The ribbon is actually wrapped around the entire card front. Then I added a touch of the Daffodil Delight Gingham designer paper behind it.
My next step was to emboss the Whisper White with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder .. Oh my gosh, I love how “subtle” the texture is on this folder. Love it! And now to complete my card, a little sparkle from my “Wink of Stella” and then I mounted everything onto my Daffodil Delight card base.
Tomorrow I have a card for you that will make you yearn for warm summer days! Meet you back here then!
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today.
If you liked what you saw today, you can purchase any of the items I used to create these cards from my on-line store… just click any of the items and It will take you there. Thanks!
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. The heat and humidity keeps me inside which was just fine with me, I have an entire box of goodies to discover from the Holiday catalog and my Catalog Launch party coming up in a week. So … I’m starting with Halloween and working my way to Christmas. I hope you can join us because this is going to be a big one!!
I also hope you got a chance to visit my blog yesterday and check out the video. The video showed you our August 2018 Paper Pumpkin and the beautiful watercolor card fronts and stamp set. On that note … Today I’m going to share three alternative projects from this card kit.
My first card I kept very simple yet I wanted to bring out the beautiful colors in the card by using the Blackberry Bliss for my base and Old Olive to mat the watercolored design ….
It was such a simple way to revise the card. I stamped the greeting onto the piece of the card I cut off and cut it out with the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals which are included in the kit! To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella to highlight the butterfly on this card … my Mom loved butterflies.
For my second card I wanted to use and highlight the touching and tender verse that was included with the stamp set. Just loosing my Mom this January, the verse brought tears to my eyes … it shows such gentleness and concern for those suffering such a loss.
To highlight this verse:The Loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind I used one of the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies from the Color Your Season promotion going on now. The verse was stamped onto the back of the card that I cut off and then I placed some of the greenery around it to frame it and give it some beautiful dimension. Next I attached the floral frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered the entire front to the Blackberry Bliss back. I did stamp flowers (from the stamp set inside).
The third card was used because I wanted to use the die cut piece from the second card …
I love that the piece that was cut out also has the stitching (these amazing dies do a double stitch!) and that it lined up perfectly with the front!! I tucked some of the greenery behind it again and added the twine to it … all included in the kit! Simple yet elegant. This Paper Pumpkin kit is one of my favorites … so beautiful and easy to make alternative (but not necessary!)
I would love to know what you think about these card and / or Paper Pumpkin or just click on the like button below so I know you are enjoying my posts. I will be back tomorrow with my Technique Tuesday post … and a technique that was requested by one of you!
Thanks for joining me today. Have a beautiful day ~
Just got this in the mail today (phone call last week) I continue to be amazed at the recognition and rewards that Stampin’ Up! pours over their demonstrators. It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized for the hard work that you do … you do not find that in the work force very often. (You usually get assigned more work!)
However … I could not do this without some amazing people in my life; my sister Eileen and my stampin’ friends (customers)!
Thank you to everyone who has supported my dream! It’s crazy how time flies by. I am forever grateful for my stampin’ friends /customers who continue to trust me with their stampin’ needs.
Just know that “YOU” inspire me and I couldn’t do it without you.
Today I have a treat for you, a guest stamper who shared one of her card creations with me … Marge G.
Marge used one of my favorite bundles in the Annual Catalog – the Eastern Beauty Bundle. I fell in love with this set when Stampin’ Up! offered this bundle as a “pre-order” for demonstrators and customers!
I’ve actually hosted several classes using this bundle and featured it at my 2017 Spring Stampin’ Retreat … each card was different and we learned the many uses of the dies … Amazing!!
Thank you for checking out my blog today, I hope your day is good one.
Today I’m bringing the color back to our September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to be exact!
I had these cute little leaves left over from my kit so I had to do something with them. I was inspired by greenery that is “framed” as artwork for the home.
This simple card just takes the 3 different colors in 1-1/2″ x 3″ strips that were mounted onto a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Suede mat. The greeting taken from the stamps included in the kit and stamped in Cajun Craze … also included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.
I could not resist incorporating the beautiful “Layered Leaves” 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder … it coordinates so nicely and gives your card a great texture.
WOW … how simple was this card to make, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Besides the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have a list of additional supplies below.
Today I have an alternative project from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … and it has a totally different vibe than the projects included! That my friends is the amazing part of Paper Pumpkin!!
I began with the “scrap” piece … the left over piece from the leaf I used yesterday, I simply cut around it creating a new leaf! It was too pretty to throw away!
Then I took the “note card” and cut it in half turning it into a perfect 3 x 3 square. The note card is also embossed with the same pretty design that is on the pillow box. Then I added a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ white mat and then a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Gold Foil paper.
The greeting comes from the Paisley’s and Posies stamp set and was heat embossed with the Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. This was mounted on a folded 1/i2 sheet of Soft Suede which coordinated nicely with the embossed piece.
I added a Gold bow and popped up the “top” of the leaf and the square that it is mounted on … this card has a touch of elegance! Who knew you could do this with this kit … a little imagination is all it takes. Sharing ideas is how we all have fun creating cards and projects.
Hope you enjoyed today’s card, I will be back again tomorrow with another design from this fabulous kit!
I’m back … been very busy! Had a fun “Coffee Break” class with another group of fabulous ladies!! I have a cute card to share with you.
Also been up at the hospital … it’s OK, in fact it’s awesome! My granddaughter delivered a sweet little boy yesterday!! I’m GG again! Here we are …
He’s not too happy with everyone snapping pictures! He didn’t even get his bath yet!! So after he got cleaned up, his mommy put him in a cute little outfit …
Today after work I will be picking up his big brother (2 yrs. old) so they can formally meet and hang out!!
Time for a coffee break … We began with a simple card that turned out so cute! We began with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper … this pattern is so fun and really let’s you know it’s all about the coffee!
We also stamped and cut out the cup and the lid. The little cup gripper was die cut and it actually dies the embossing at the same time …
Our little greeting is stamped in Garden Green and is attached to the grip. We also used the Corrugated Elements to say “Hi” and to add a little touch of fun and texture.
This is really a fun set to use and is for much more than a “coffee” bundle!
And Hello August! Wow.. this summer is going by so fast! Hope you’re out enjoying it. I’m looking forward to a mini get-away with my sister Eileen to Door County to see Tonic Sol-fa
Tonic Sol-fa is an a cappella group from the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region. With a largely pop-music-oriented repertoire, their CDs have sold over 1,000,000 copies, and the group has toured throughout the US and abroad.
OK … back to stamping! As promised, I have another alternative to the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … a bit more man!
I simply used the mountain scene as I did in the original design but did not tuck it behind the circular window but put it boldly in the forefront to create a focal point.
I cut the notecard in half and stamped the thanks which came from the exclusive stamp set that is included in the kit, as dose the cute little sun and mounted it all on the front. I then mounted that piece onto the white card.
Today I have a simply beautiful card to share with you. This is just one of the cards we made in my Delightful Daisy class… Simple yes, but oh so pretty …
The beautiful background was created with the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Impressions Folder. I love how this folder creates so much texture and depth to your card. It’s best to give it a little spritz of water to soften the fibers in the cardstock … it will give you the deepest impression.
Our daisy was inked, then stamped off with the delicate color; Pool Party. I wanted the softest look of the stamped image … then we gently sponged a little more Pool Party in the center of the daisy.
The nearly white daisy with the touch of Pool Party really makes your flower POP against the Always Artichoke background. We finished off the daisy with one of the new clear Faceted Gems. My class attendees will get the Faceted Gems FREE with their purchase of the class bundle!
Our greeting was simple as well … a Thank You from the Daisy Delight stamp set (The bundle is currently unavailable to order, but should be back around August 1st).
This was a popular one in class, one comment was “This is so pretty and easy to make … I could make a ton of these!”
So I hope you enjoyed todays card as much as we did, and I THANK YOU for stopping by today!
Enjoy your Saturday ~
Today’s Stampin’ Supply List: (Daisy Bundle will be available after Aug.1st … Sorry for any inconvenience)
Today I have Card #2 of my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration! I also have some important updates to share with you concerning the Sale-a-bration gifts. Stampin’ Up! has added some new items, that is exciting, however … two of the previously released items have so to speak “sold out”. The supplies have been depleted and are no longer available. (See Below)
Today’s card is featuring the beautiful “Floral Boutique” Designer Series paper and the “Stitched Shapes Framelits” dies, and one of my favorite techniques “Dazzling Diamond Dust”. The card is easy to make and can be done in a variety of Designer Papers and greetings!
Remember … you will get step by step instructions and the card dimensions when you choose this card and a qualifying purchase.
Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional products for you to earn and enjoy. Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free the products.
* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.
2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
Party Animal Designer Series Paper
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have ANY questions on the March Madness promotion (this promotion is only available thru me, Linda Schnabel) or the new products Stampin’ Up! has added to your Sale-a-bration items.