More Shimmer Specialty Paper: Brayer Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am happy to see so many of you enjoyed yesterday’s card made with the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper by Stampin’ Up!  They shared several tips with us on how to use and enhance this beautiful specialty paper.

Today I’m going to share another card featuring the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper using a brayer technique and products from the  wonderful Bird Ballad Suite …

It’s your day, but it’s also so easy to make their day by creating a project that looks like you went that extra mile! Sponge Brayers are a great tool for adding custom color to the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

You simply roll they sponge brayer over your ink pad to pick up the color and then roll they brayer back and forth over your Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and you’ll have a beautiful shimmery accent in any color you choose.

HERE’S A GREAT TIP: Roll your brayer and specialty paper onto another piece of cardstock and you will have created a designer piece of paper all your own with the reverse image from your Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper!  It won’t have that shimmer but you’ll get 2 designs for the work of one!!

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful card, brayer technique and creative tip today …

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit. If you like my blog … please share it with your friends.  The more the merrier.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAYS STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …. click on any of the images for more details about the product or to begin your shopping experience with me.

A Special Shimmer Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Looking for a unique yet easy to make card? Your friend is going to think you took so much time making this card—but really it’s so simple. Just add a light touch of color with Sponge Daubers on the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

A beautiful layer embossed with the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folder showcases the delicate flowers cut out from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  Add a touch of designer paper and a greeting and your card really pops!! There you have it! A simple way to show your friend you really care.

Hope you enjoyed todays card that was created by our Stampin’ Up! home office.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, enjoy your day!

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Let Hope Be Your Anchor Card with Fun Fold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a masculine card that was created using one of the designer papers that is currently on sale and a fun fold!!  I began with the Sailing Away Bundle and the Come Sail Away designer paper.

The fun fold showcases 2 different patterns from the Come Sail Away Designer paper.  These two patterns together create a wonderful nautical card … great if you need a masculine card. However, the lighthouses and beautiful sailboat could easily be gifted to a girl friend or family member that loves the lakefront and all the beauty it offers.

Both the greeting and the sail boat comes from the Sailing Home Stamp set and the cute little anchor and Bakers Twine can be found in the product suite on page 145 of the Annual Catalog. The greeting flips open …

… and it exposes the perfect little spot to write your personal note to friend or family member. The left side also flips open … It’s just a fun way to present your message. Many of my stampin’ friends are looking for something different from the normal type card.

If you need more space for your message, you can always create a larger inner card … I was just showcasing the designer paper. Don’t like to cover it up too much.

Don’t forget that the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper is one of the papers that are currently on sale.

I hope you enjoyed this fun fold and nautical style featuring the Sailing Home Bundle …

Thank you for joining me today…

I hope you have a good one.

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Halloween will soon be creeping upon us … Be Ready!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Are you feeling like I do? That time is going by so fast, summer is officially over. I must admit it though … I love autumn. The cool air, the colors, the smells … yes, I love this time of year.

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy.  Stampin’ Up! thought you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, so they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with YOU in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

So don’t get left in the dark this Halloween. Subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by September 10 to get in on the fun.

To get your Halloween Crafting Paper Pumpkin, Sign up before September 10th at Paper Pumpkin

Thank you so much joining me today as I shared our Paper Pumpkin Crafting kits.  Stop back tomorrow as I will have some fun new things to share with you.

Have an awesome day ~

Designer Papers … Buy 3 – Get 1 FREE!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a closer look at the Designer Papers that are on sale …

 

Let’s begin with the Perennial Essence found on page 166 .. Please note the color pallets have been added to the papers.

See A Silhouette …

Come Sail Away …

Magnolia Lane …

Garden Lane …

Follow you Art…

Woven Threads …

Dinarour …

Bird Ballad …

Pressed Petals …

Here is a list of all the Designer Papers including the item numbers and cost.  Remember, it is Buy 3 of these delectable designer papers or get one for FREE.

Thank you so much and I’ll see you tomorrow …

 

 

 

 

Sailing Away: Bridge Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I held my “Sailing Away” Class … rescheduled because I was sick last week (Thanks Ladies) and we had a great time making some really amazing cards, learning a new technique and did two cards with cool fold cards.

One of these cards I am sharing with you today … it is the Bridge Fold card with a fun new technique I called Watercolor Waves.  I will try to explain it to you the best I can.  First let me show you the card …

We did this in Night of Navy cardstock and embellished it with the Come Sail Away Designer Series paper and the Sail Away Trinkets.  The greeting and sun were punched out using the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, the mat behind the greeting was die cut using one of the dies from the set included in the bundle.

The inner part of the card is Balmy Blue cardstock which was embossed 1/2 way up using the “High Seas” embossing folder.  Then we used the Wink of Stella pen and Night of Navy ink to watercolor over our waves.  Start with the darker shades at the bottom of the wave and as the ink comes off the brush, it gets lighter as you go up the wave.  Once dry (and it dries pretty fast) use a sponge dauber and the White Craft Ink to sponge the tops of the waves … creating white caps!

The “bridge” that goes across the card was done in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue wrapped in the Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.  Everything coordinates so nicely and can be found on pages 144 – 146 in the Come Sail Away Suite.  That can now be purchased with just one number, and includes the “Sailing Home” bundle of the stamp set and dies (at a 10% discount).

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper in on Sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed designing it and sharing it with my class.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Enjoy your Saturday ~

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Did you know …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We are over the hump and 1 day closer to the weekend!! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!!

For some of my newer subscribers, I was wondering if you have found me on Pinterest?  I have many boards filled with samples, techniques, yummy foods and things I like which include Discovering Beautiful Wisconsin and of course, Lighthouses!!

Here are a few of my featured boards …

Check my Pinterest page HERE and I would be honored if you followed some or all of my boards … Thank you!!

Have an awesome day & I’ll see you tomorrow ~