Simply Sunday: Special Delivery

Hello Stampin Friends ~

Today I have another card I’d like to share from our Annual Holiday Retreat, and it comes from the Merry Little Christmas Suite like yesterday’s card. We will also be using the Merry Little Labels and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.

It’s fun to see how different your cards can look even when you are using some of the same supplies! The greeting I chose was the “Special Delivery” … I did this in the “Chalkboard” technique … I thought it looked a little Old World Style …

I’m also introducing a touch of Real Red in honor the big man’s suit, and a little sparkle for the holiday. I also embossed with the “Brick” embossing folder … not just to add a touch of texture but to reference the chimneys that Old Saint Nick climbs down each Christmas eve.

I borrowed the snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets, because I know, many of my stampin’ friends / customers have the Colorful Seasons Bundle so it’s a great way to show how to blend bundles and use your stamping supplies to their full potential.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and the reasoning behind some of the choices I made to create this card … the holiday’s are so fun and the perfect time to unleash your creativity!

Thank you for checking in with me today.

I hope you are having a good one ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List ….

Snowflakes in July

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful day yesterday! I picked up my sister Eileen and escaped for a little day trip to Baraboo! We did the Circus World Museum and the Merrimac Ferry … it was a good day!

Sunday I shared my Daisy card with you and said I would show you how versatile the Delightful Daisy Designer paper could be, well, I teamed it up with the amazing Colorful Seasons bundle from the Color Theory Suite and here is the result …

At first glance at the designer paper I got the feeling of a pretty snowfall … the beautiful new Tranquil Tide color, adds to the softness of a snowfall. Kind of brought me back to the days when I was a kid and loved to watch the snow first fall.

The greeting comes from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink. It was cut out with one of the oval shapes from the Stitched Framelits dies.

I made the snowflakes from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  When cutting from the Glimmer paper, I cut from the back (not the glittery side) because it cuts through easier. The new Faceted Gems were added to the snowflakes for even more sparkle and texture.

Another simple layout but the outcome is beautiful. With the heat wave that will soon be upon us … the thought of pretty snowflakes might be a little comforting!

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by today!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Simply Sunday: Colorful Seasons Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick –n- easy card that you are going to totally fall in love with … How do I know?  Because this is just one of the cards that my club members made at our Appreciation Party in June!

It really is simple to make ….

First thing we did was to create our background … on our block; we used our markers to color in ¾ of the block with Marina Mist and the bottom ¼ in Crumb Cake.  We then “spritzed” our block with water until it “beaded” up… then we simply pressed this onto our cardstock.  We used the Thick Whisper White, however I have made some with our standard Whisper White as well.  LET DRY.

While it’s drying you can cut out your die images (theirs was pre-cut for them) We used the awesome Adirondack Chair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits with the Color Theory Designer Series paper.  The swirl for the sun was cut from from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in Crushed Curry Cardstock.

Our greeting comes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. This bundles with the Adirondack Chair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, and I recommend purchasing the Colorful Seasons bundle … save 10% plus get your $5.00 coupon from Stampin’ Up! and a virtual rewards point from me!

Speaking of the Virtual Rewards points … I sat down and updated everyone’s cards and I’m excited to be able to send all these “rewards cards” out to my customers!! Watch your mail box … they should reach you by the end of the week. You can always find out how many points you have by contact me … lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

I do believe the Colorful Seasons bundle is my favorite in the entire catalog!! Yes, there are many stamp sets that I love this year, but this is so pretty and so versatile … it’s my number 1.

Just image what you could do with this technique and these awesome dies. I will be sharing more with you but till then …

Enjoy your Sunday & just breathe ~

        

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …