Tuesday, March 19, 2019

HOW SWEET IT IS! Day 2

Good morning, Stampers! I'm back with another 'minimal' stamping with the How Sweet It Is DSP. The only thing we'll be stamping is the Sentiment. A little die cutting, a single fussy cut image and you will have the perfect card.

Fussy cutting? Some people hate the task while others find cutting intricate details by hand as easy as slicing into a pie. I fall somewhere in the middle. Besides your image, you need five things:

1) your image (I know.. duh! LOL)
2) a good pair of detail scissors such as our Paper Snips
3) good light
4) good eyes (cheater specs are amazing!)
5) a steady hand

This DSP collection offers some great images for fussy cutting. The cupcake and the lollipop are probably the easiest ones. The gum ball machine and glass canisters take a bit more time though the white border around the items does make them on about a '2' scale. Then there are the  candies, gummy bears and jelly beans.  I have played with all of them except the gummy bears and jelly beans for the cards this week. Let's get started!

A Reminder of our paper/ cardstock:



I was inspired by THIS card from Pinterest

How simple of a cut! 

Here's how we will be CASING this card. Rather than listing an individual tool list as in the past, I will be highlighting them within the description.

I knew the card base would be 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" so my next layer - the background pattern would need to be cut at 5-1/4" x 4".

So the top mat that I'd be cutting the corner from needs to be 5" x 3-3/4"

Here's how I positioned the largest of the circles from the Layering Circles 


I had cut out the gum ball machine. Notice the image hangs off the edge of the patterned paper a bit at the bottom. That allows it to rest on the background paper.

Background paper? I had to audition a couple of the prints:



I kind of liked the purple... mimicking the gumballs scattered in the background but I felt the machine got lost. So I went with the green.. the same one used in the sample I cas'd.


The sentiment is from the Hostess set - Very Vintage stamped with Melon Mambo on 2-1/4" x 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock. I dusted the edge of the mat with Melon Mambo.

I added Glitter Enamel Dots in various places. I used 3 tiny ones on coordinating colors of gumballs in the machine as well as on the knob of the top. Then larger ones scattered on the rainbow. 

The gumball machine as well as the sentiment are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals

GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!  

New Sale A Bration items are available! MORE THAN WORDS will be available for purchase, as well as other great items being added to both the Occasions and the Sale A Bration! Best part - they COORDINATE with items already in the catalog! I can't get the PDF link to work so if you want to see, send me an email via the contact form and I'll get one to you ASAP.  

NEW HOSTESS CODE!
GGJHMQBP



Want More? There's still time to join my team and get the Craft and Carry Tote. Great for staying in or taking to crops.  Roomy center pockets, lots of outside pockets in varying sizes. I love mine and you will too!






Monday, March 18, 2019

HOW SWEET IT IS! Day 1

I apologize for absence last week. Bob was notified on Sunday (before last) he'd be going back to work the following week.. then we just lived day to day until we finally got the call he'd be leaving this past Saturday. I focused on time with Bob and not working.

This week, I want to feature the How Sweet It Is designer series paper. This is such a FUN pattern collection.  While today doesn't feature the patterned paper, I am using Melon Mambo.. one of the coordinating colors.



Here is today's #SimpleStamping Card though, this does use a die cut:


While it appears as if this is matted, I did not use a mat. I stamped directly on the Whisper White card base. You could, however, stamp on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and mat to a Melon Mambo card base for added dimension

I was inspired by THIS card on Pinterest by Rick Adkins. He used Gorgeous Grape and a stamped image from Hello Cupcake

Here is what you'll need to CAS this very simple card:

Hello Cupcake stamp set (if you were lucky enough to get this set before we SOLD OUT!)
Whisper White cardstock (for card base)


You can use just about any 'confetti' style stamp image for a border on the card. I recommend the following:


or any other floral/ stem patterns good for repeating.

Using Melon Mambo ink, stamp your repeating pattern across the bottom and top edge of the card base (top folding)

Peel the printed side of the adhesive sheet off and lay sticky side down onto a piece of Melon Mambo approximately 4" square.

TIP: I have found the die cuts easier if you cut from the adhesive side of the sandwich rather than the cardstock side. I often run mine through forward, then reverse just to make sure it's cut through both layers.

Carefully, remove the adhesive sheet and place the Happy Birthday in the center of the card

DONE!

Maybe this should be called #SimpleCard 

We will continue to use the Sweetest Thing DSP all this week. 

GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!  

New Sale A Bration items are available! MORE THAN WORDS will be available for purchase, as well as other great items being added to both the Occasions and the Sale A Bration! Best part - they COORDINATE with items already in the catalog! I can't get the PDF link to work so if you want to see, send me an email via the contact form and I'll get one to you ASAP.  

NEW HOSTESS CODE!
GGJHMQBP



Want More? There's still time to join my team and get the Craft and Carry Tote. Great for staying in or taking to crops.  Roomy center pockets, lots of outside pockets in varying sizes. I love mine and you will too!








Monday, March 11, 2019

COLOR CHALLENGE - Blooms & Butterflies


These are the colors in the March color challenge from my up-line.


I'm not sure why, but my mind went to a Christmas card.


Here's what you'll need to CAS this card:

STAMP SET:

CARDSTOCK:

INK:


CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:
Crushed Curry card base (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
Whisper White  mat 4" x 5-1/4", 3" x 4"

DIRECTIONS:

Using Rich Razzleberry, stamp the poinsettia image on the 3" x 4" piece of Whisper White. Fussy cut the flower out then set aside. 

Repeat the stamping of the poinsettia just above what would be the center of the card. 

Use a bit of removeable adhesive or piece of washi tape, place the image you fussy cut over the stamped image on your card mat. This 'Masking Off' technique will protect your main image while allowing you to add others that will appear to be in the 'background'.

TIP:
set your fussy cut just inside the original stamped image (just a smidge) this allows your leaf image to come in close to the flower without leaving a gap.

With your poinsettia image protected, use Bermuda Bay to stamp the holly leaf image on either side of the poinsettia. 

Still using Bermuda Bay, randomly stamp the flourish image on the 'white space' left on your mat, using the Ghost Stamping' technique. I stamped mine off ONCE then onto the mat. 

Use Rich Razzleberry to stamp the sentiment in the bottom corner. 

One thing I added AFTER I took the picture, was to use a cotton swap pressed into the Crushed Curry ink pad to swirl some color to the poinsettia. 

NEW HOSTESS CODE!

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The PAINTED SEASONS stamp set AND Designer Series Paper come as a BUNDLE FREE with a $100 purchase. 

The FOUR SEASONS dies are available for purchase: 

FOUR SEASONS dies - $28

In addition to the Four Seasons dies, you may add the following other items to your shopping list:

LILY 
$27.00
Coordinates with:
LASTING LILY stamp set
(Free with $100 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 19


STORY LABEL
$18.00

MORE THAN WORDS
$17.00
The perfect addition to the
PAINTED SEASONS 
or any other 'image only' 
stamp sets in our catalogs

Other items from our Annual Catalog have been moved to the Sale A Brations catalog:
Each FREE with a $50 purchase. NOTE: You must use the item # given below to receive as your FREE item(s)

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit: 152832 (AC pg. 198)
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder: 152833 (AC pg. 223
Mini Pizza Boxes: 152836 (AC pg 193)
Pearlized Doilies: 152837 (AC pg. 192)
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon 152838 (AC pg. 201)
Petal Promenade DSP 152839 (AC pg. 190)
Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper 152840 (AC pg. 189)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
All items are While Supplies Last or March 31... whichever comes first
See something you love?
Do not wait!
Order today!

If you need assistance, please contact me. 
I'm here to help!

GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!  

New Sale A Bration items are available! MORE THAN WORDS will be available for purchase, as well as other great items being added to both the Occasions and the Sale A Bration! Best part - they COORDINATE with items already in the catalog! I can't get the PDF link to work so if you want to see, send me an email via the contact form and I'll get one to you ASAP.  


Want More? There's still time to join my team and get the Craft and Carry Tote. Great for staying in or taking to crops.  Roomy center pockets, lots of outside pockets in varying sizes. I love mine and you will too!








Friday, March 8, 2019

PAINTED SEASONS - Day 5

We've reached the end of our week with the Painted Seasons Bundle. I've had a lot of fun with this one. Today, we're adding to our Christmas card stash! We'll be using the pine cone/ bough print (bottom right)

At first I thought of using the flip side of this one in the Pool Party and doing a snow scene. But I also wanted to keep with using the Painted Seasons as well as the More Than Words stamp sets, so pine cones it is. 


We'll be using what most are thinking of as a flower (bottom right) but is actually looking down into a pine cone from overhead!


PAINTED SEASONS

MORE THAN WORDS

Here is our Christmas card:


Here's what you will need to CAS this card:

Painted Seasons stamp set
More than Words  (sentiment)

Cardstock:

Ink:
     Poppy Parade

Adhesives:

Cutting Instruction:

DSP:
     (1) 4" x 5-1/4"

From Whisper White:
     (1) 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
     (1) 3-3/4" x 1-1/2"

From Call Me Clover:
     5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card base
     (1) 2" x 2"
     (1) 4" x 1-3/4"

Directions:

Using Poppy Parade, stamp the (floral/ pine cone) image onto the center of the Whisper White square
Position the 'Christmas' and the Wishes' on your stamp block so that they are off-set slightly then stamp onto the Whisper White rectangle using Call Me Clover

NOTE:
To use the sentiment with WISHES, you will always need a piece of Whisper White that is AT LEAST 1-1/2" wide

GLUING:
Adhere the DSP to the front of your card base. 
Glue the stamped images to their matching Call Me Clover mat then add these to your card using the Stampin' Dimensionals.

#SimpleStamping #Christmas

The PAINTED SEASONS stamp set AND Designer Series Paper come as a BUNDLE FREE with a $100 purchase. 

The FOUR SEASONS dies are available for purchase: 

FOUR SEASONS dies - $28

In addition to the Four Seasons dies, you may add the following other items to your shopping list:

CALL ME CUPCAKE
$27.00
Coordinates with:
HELLO CUPCAKE
(Free with $50 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 6

HOP AROUND
$27.00
Coordinates with:
SO HOPPY TOGETHER 
(Free with $50 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 13


LILY 
$27.00
Coordinates with:
LASTING LILY stamp set
(Free with $100 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 19


STORY LABEL
$18.00

MORE THAN WORDS
$17.00
The perfect addition to the
PAINTED SEASONS 
or any other 'image only' 
stamp sets in our catalogs

Other items from our Annual Catalog have been moved to the Sale A Brations catalog:
Each FREE with a $50 purchase. NOTE: You must use the item # given below to receive as your FREE item(s)

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit: 152832 (AC pg. 198)
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder: 152833 (AC pg. 223
Mini Pizza Boxes: 152836 (AC pg 193)
Pearlized Doilies: 152837 (AC pg. 192)
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon 152838 (AC pg. 201)
Petal Promenade DSP 152839 (AC pg. 190)
Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper 152840 (AC pg. 189)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
All items are While Supplies Last or March 31... whichever comes first
See something you love?
Do not wait!
Order today!

If you need assistance, please contact me. 
I'm here to help!

GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!  

New Sale A Bration items are available! MORE THAN WORDS will be available for purchase, as well as other great items being added to both the Occasions and the Sale A Bration! Best part - they COORDINATE with items already in the catalog! I can't get the PDF link to work so if you want to see, send me an email via the contact form and I'll get one to you ASAP.  

NEW HOSTESS CODE!
62RGACWZ

Paper Pumpkin is turning 6 next month and we have a Special Gift for you. A BONUS stamp set in the kit that will COORDINATE with the other items! Click on the Paper Pumpkin icon in the sidebar to be taken to my page. 

Not familiar with Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is like getting a birthday present in your mail every month! Best news - When you sign up for 3 months or more auto-ship, the order will qualify for items from the Sale A Bration items!!! You MUST sign up by March 10th to be eligible for the March kit. Use THIS link or click on the Paper Pumpkin icon on the sidebar. Have questions? Feel free to ask. I'm here to help.


Want More? There's still time to join my team and get the Craft and Carry Tote. Great for staying in or taking to crops.  Roomy center pockets, lots of outside pockets in varying sizes. I love mine and you will too!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

PAINTED SEASONS - Day 4

I've tried to use the variety of colors from the Painted Seasons DSP. Today, we're playing with the Poppy Parade and the mushroom print. (top left)


PAINTED SEASONS stamps
We will use the fern leaf (second row right)

I've also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Beautiful Day. I have the wood mount, so I cut the Happy Birthday sentiment into 2 strips. I love the script for this. However, I usually put the Happy Birthday on the outside of the card and the rest of the line on the inside. You could also switch them around. May Your Day Be As Beautiful As You would be a great lead!


Here's today's card:


To CAS this card, you'll need the following:

Painted Seasons stamp set
Beautiful Day stamp set (sentiment)

Cardstock:

Ink:
     Memento Tuxedo Blackemento Tuxedo Black
     Pool Partyool Party

Adhesives:

Cutting Instruction:

From Whisper White:
    3-1/2" x 1-1/4"

From Poppy Parade:
     5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card base
     (1) - 3-3/4" x 1-1/2"
     (2) - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"

DSP Mushroom print 
     (1) 4" x 5-1/4" (flip side)
     (2) 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (mushroom print side)

Directions:

Use the Liquid Glue:
adhere the larger piece of the DSP to the card base.
Glue the mushroom print squares to the smaller Poppy Parade Mats. Then glue to the front of the card as shown, placing them in opposite corners.

STAMPING:
Stamp Happy Birthday with the Black into the center of the Whisper White strip.
Use Pool Party to stamp the edge of the fern image around the edge of the strip, creating a frame for your sentiment. 
Glue the sentiment strip to the Poppy Parade rectangle

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the sentiment to the card front.
#SimpleStamping


The PAINTED SEASONS stamp set AND Designer Series Paper come as a BUNDLE FREE with a $100 purchase. 

The FOUR SEASONS dies are available for purchase: 

FOUR SEASONS dies - $28

In addition to the Four Seasons dies, you may add the following other items to your shopping list:

CALL ME CUPCAKE
$27.00
Coordinates with:
HELLO CUPCAKE
(Free with $50 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 6

HOP AROUND
$27.00
Coordinates with:
SO HOPPY TOGETHER 
(Free with $50 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 13


LILY 
$27.00
Coordinates with:
LASTING LILY stamp set
(Free with $100 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 19


STORY LABEL
$18.00

MORE THAN WORDS
$17.00
The perfect addition to the
PAINTED SEASONS 
or any other 'image only' 
stamp sets in our catalogs

Other items from our Annual Catalog have been moved to the Sale A Brations catalog:
Each FREE with a $50 purchase. NOTE: You must use the item # given below to receive as your FREE item(s)

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit: 152832 (AC pg. 198)
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder: 152833 (AC pg. 223
Mini Pizza Boxes: 152836 (AC pg 193)
Pearlized Doilies: 152837 (AC pg. 192)
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon 152838 (AC pg. 201)
Petal Promenade DSP 152839 (AC pg. 190)
Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper 152840 (AC pg. 189)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
All items are While Supplies Last or March 31... whichever comes first
See something you love?
Do not wait!
Order today!

If you need assistance, please contact me. 
I'm here to help!

GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!  

New Sale A Bration items are available! MORE THAN WORDS will be available for purchase, as well as other great items being added to both the Occasions and the Sale A Bration! Best part - they COORDINATE with items already in the catalog! I can't get the PDF link to work so if you want to see, send me an email via the contact form and I'll get one to you ASAP.  

NEW HOSTESS CODE!
62RGACWZ

Paper Pumpkin is turning 6 next month and we have a Special Gift for you. A BONUS stamp set in the kit that will COORDINATE with the other items! Click on the Paper Pumpkin icon in the sidebar to be taken to my page. 

Not familiar with Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is like getting a birthday present in your mail every month! Best news - When you sign up for 3 months or more auto-ship, the order will qualify for items from the Sale A Bration items!!! You MUST sign up by March 10th to be eligible for the March kit. Use THIS link or click on the Paper Pumpkin icon on the sidebar. Have questions? Feel free to ask. I'm here to help.


Want More? There's still time to join my team and get the Craft and Carry Tote. Great for staying in or taking to crops.  Roomy center pockets, lots of outside pockets in varying sizes. I love mine and you will too!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

PAINTED SEASONS - Day 3

Good morning, Stampers!
Today is all about the beautiful all over pattern that showcases both of the flower images in Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist. Notice the paper Top Right, second one in from the right.


You get a good view of the floral images on the cover of the stamp set:


We are also using the new More Than Words stamp set:

Here's today's card:


To CAS this card, you will need the following:

Painted Seasons stamp set
More Than Words (sentiment)

Cardstock:

Ink:
    Pool Party
  
Adhesives:

Cutting Instruction:

Painted Seasons DSP:
     4" x 5-1/4"
     3" x 1"

From Whisper White:
     2" x 2"
     

From Pool Party:
     5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card base
     2-1/4" x 2-1/4"
     3-1/4" x 1-1/4"
     

Directions:
Stamp the floral image with Pool Party on the Whisper White Square
Stamp WISHES on the 3" x 1" strip of Painted Seasons DSP

Glue the floral image to the 2-1/4" sq mat
Glue the sentiment strip to the 3-1/4" x 1-1/4" mat

Glue the 4" x 5-1/4" DSP to the card front

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the two mats you created to the front of your card, positioning them so that they are approx. the same distance apart from the top, between the two mats and from the bottom up. 

#SimpleStamping

I'm keeping the cards extra simple this week as I am on the road most of the time. However, with so much inspiration in this Painted Seasons bundle, it's really easy to create cards you'll want to share. 

The PAINTED SEASONS stamp set AND Designer Series Paper come as a BUNDLE FREE with a $100 purchase. Remember that ALL of these items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until the end of the month. Since this is a limited promotion, they will not be re-ordering. If you love this set as much as I do, I urge you to order soon!

The FOUR SEASONS dies are available for purchase: 

FOUR SEASONS dies - $28

In addition to the Four Seasons dies, you may add the following other items to your shopping list:

CALL ME CUPCAKE
$27.00
Coordinates with:
HELLO CUPCAKE
(Free with $50 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 6

HOP AROUND
$27.00
Coordinates with:
SO HOPPY TOGETHER 
(Free with $50 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 13


LILY 
$27.00
Coordinates with:
LASTING LILY stamp set
(Free with $100 purchase)
SAB catalog pg. 19


STORY LABEL
$18.00

MORE THAN WORDS
$17.00
The perfect addition to the
PAINTED SEASONS 
or any other 'image only' 
stamp sets in our catalogs

Other items from our Annual Catalog have been moved to the Sale A Brations catalog:
Each FREE with a $50 purchase. NOTE: You must use the item # given below to receive as your FREE item(s)

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit: 152832 (AC pg. 198)
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder: 152833 (AC pg. 223
Mini Pizza Boxes: 152836 (AC pg 193)
Pearlized Doilies: 152837 (AC pg. 192)
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon 152838 (AC pg. 201)
Petal Promenade DSP 152839 (AC pg. 190)
Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper 152840 (AC pg. 189)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
All items are While Supplies Last or March 31... whichever comes first
See something you love?
Do not wait!
Order today!

If you need assistance, please contact me. 
I'm here to help!

GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!   GOOD NEWS!  

New Sale A Bration items are available! MORE THAN WORDS will be available for purchase, as well as other great items being added to both the Occasions and the Sale A Bration! Best part - they COORDINATE with items already in the catalog! I can't get the PDF link to work so if you want to see, send me an email via the contact form and I'll get one to you ASAP.  

NEW HOSTESS CODE!
62RGACWZ

Paper Pumpkin is turning 6 next month and we have a Special Gift for you. A BONUS stamp set in the kit that will COORDINATE with the other items! Click on the Paper Pumpkin icon in the sidebar to be taken to my page. 

Not familiar with Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is like getting a birthday present in your mail every month! Best news - When you sign up for 3 months or more auto-ship, the order will qualify for items from the Sale A Bration items!!! You MUST sign up by March 10th to be eligible for the March kit. Use THIS link or click on the Paper Pumpkin icon on the sidebar. Have questions? Feel free to ask. I'm here to help.


Want More? There's still time to join my team and get the Craft and Carry Tote. Great for staying in or taking to crops.  Roomy center pockets, lots of outside pockets in varying sizes. I love mine and you will too!