Heat Embossing, Neutrals Collection, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Steaming Along: Traveler, Stampin Up!

Hi stampers! Welcome back to the golden age of steam travel! My son adores trains, so I knew I had to get this set, and he would just love to get a card . I went with a very basic “create your own DSP” and a tone on tone style for this card. You could also do it with brown inks as well for a vintage sepia style card. Also, I used the other images in the set to create the background. However, you could also feature one of those if trains are not your thing…..though I cannot imagine that 😉

I also made two different styles, on with an extra base layer in Smoky Slate and one without. And I sponged the edges which gives it a much more layered look with either card. Also if you have it handy you could use Black Embossing Powder and skip a step of using black ink.

Card measurements:

Base of Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Layer: Smoky Slate 4″ by 5 1/4″

Layer: Very Vanilla 3 3/4″ by 5″

I would love to hear your thoughts on this card. Don’t forget to check out the Stamp It Group:Christmas in July blog hop, Stampin’ Up! for a chance to win a really cool kit!!

Until next time….. Stay Crafty!

train
inside

 

 

With the Black Metallic Thread

 

Inside

Supplies:

134513 Traveler clear mount stamp set

141614 Thoughtful Banners photopolymer stamp set

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

131202 Smoky Slate card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

109130 Clear Embossing Powder

102283 Versamark ink pad

129053 Heat Tool

103083 Embossing Buddy

141695 Black Metallic Thread

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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Blog Hop, Christmas, Framelits, Heat Embossing, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Spinner cards, Stampin' Up

Stamp It Group:Christmas in July blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! I know, I know…..a Christmas card already?!?! Well, in Maryland today, the heat index will be 109′, so quite honestly, a little HO HO HO might cool me down. Even if only in my mind. 😉 Be sure to follow all the way through the blog hop and you will get some really great Christmas card inspiration……even if you don’t use it for a bit. But, I’ll bet you feel cooler, and even a little merrier at the end of our hop.  Also I have a video below as well that fully explains the details of making a spinner card. They really give such a fun WOW factor, especially for the little ones. They are really quite simple to make, even more so after you do your first one and see what works for you. The even better thing about the Spinning Star Framelits set, is that there are so many more fun cards you are going to want to create, it’s a lil’ addictive….. ENJOY THE HOP!!

Card measurements:

Base: 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″

Inside layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″, with DSP measuring 1/2″ by 4″, and 2 3/4″ by 4″

Andddd I know you are now secretly humming Christmas tunes….Don’t worry, I won’t tell 😉

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

 

Spinner card Outside
Spinner card Inside
Spinner card Alt version Outside
Spinner card alt version view 2

 

 

Inside version 2

 

Giveaway:

To be entered to win, you need to leave a comment on each blog hoppers page, with #stampitcontest after your comment.It’s that easy, and it is absolutely FREE to enter. Also the prize is one of my very favorite kits 🙂

Very Cool (get it ) prize!

Blog Hoppers:

1. Tami White
2. Linda Cullen
3. Pam Nichols
4. Rachael Rife
5. Liz Miller
6. Oksana Semenska
7. Lori Mueller
8. Charlene Luks
9. Bobbie Crouch

 

Supplies:
140386 Oh, What Fun photopolymer stamp set

141628 This Christmas Specialty DSP

141820 Sliding Star Framelits

119685 Cherry Cobbler card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

126966 Cherry Cobbler ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

129053 Heat Tool

103083 Embossing Buddy

141636 Copper Embossing Powder

102283 Versamark ink pad

134583 1/8″ Gold Ribbon

141696 Copper Metallic Thread

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

141825 Foam Adhesive Strips

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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2016-2018 In Colors, Fun Fold cards, Heat Embossing, Nautical, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Z fold card, featuring Seaside Shore, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hey there stamping and crafting friends! Hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful summer:)

This is such a fun card to create, and also leaves lots of room for changes to different DSP, card stock and ink colors, and most importantly stamp sets. You could make this into so many different variations, for so many occasions.You will just need to have a full sheet of card stock to start, and it’s a cinch from there. The video as always has some tips , and funnies, so be sure to watch it as well

 

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

 

Card measurements:

Base: you’ll need a full sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″, you will want to cut it down the long side at 4 1/4″, but keep it 11″ long, you will want to score it a 5 1/2″, and 2 3/4″. Then from the remaining card stock base color cut either a 1″or 1 1/4″ piece, still 11″ long. Again you will score it at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. You will need Whisper White to stamp your images on to, and the measurements are kind of up to you. You can either trim them down by a quarter inch, or an eight which gives a tighter border.

Quarter inch measurements:  2 pieces at  4″ by 2 1/2″, 1 piece 4″ by 5 1/4″, 2 pieces ( also depending on the side of your trim piece) 1″ by 2 1/2″, 1 piece 1″ by 5 1/4″.

 

Pacific Point

 

 

Tempting Turquoise

 


Supplies:

# 141522 Thankful Thoughts clear mount stamp set

# 141625 Seaside Shore clear mount stamp set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 131197 Bermuda Bay card stock

# 111350 Pacific Point card stock

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126952 Tempting Turquoise ink pad

# 131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

# 141818 2016-18 In Color ink pads

# 142234 2015-17 In Color ink pads

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 141636 Copper Embossing Powder

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 102283 Versamark ink pad

# 103083 Embossing Buddy

# 141897 Wink of Stella clear

# 141337 Stamping Sponges

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Brights Collection, Heat Embossing, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Fiesta Thank You, Stampin’ Up

Hi Stampers! Hope you are having a beautiful day of just being alive!! What incredible weather we are having. All of the birds in my yard are singing. We even had the pleasure of seeing a fox in the yard early this morning. Also, we now have a chipmunk, and a huge variety of birds I don’t recall seeing here in past years. So much beauty with all the song birds, flowers and nature. Ok , I digress…..I am hoping you have just the occasion coming up to share this great card with someone you care about. These days, it is so important to tell those you care about how you feel. And, the world can certainly use all of the lovely positive thoughts, and caring we can share with each other.

One note about the video, I am so sorry I used the Black Embossing Powder again (boo me), since it is no longer available. However, you could either use black ink and Clear embossing powder, or use the Archival Black ink instead. Unless you still have the black embossing powder, then you are all set!

This is a quick , fun card to make, plus you can switch the greeting and Designer Series Paper around for absolutely any occasion!!

Until next time….. Stay Crafty!

Melon Mambo
Inside

 

Tempting Turquoise
Inside

Supplies:

# 141522 Thankful Thoughts clear mount stamp set

# 141630 Festive Birthday DSP

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 115320 Melon Mambo card stock

# 102067 Tempting Turquoise card stock

# 140931 Archival Black ink pad

# 126948 Melon Mambo ink pad

# 126952 Tempting Turquoise ink pad

# 103954 Aquapainters

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 102283 Versamark

# 103083 Emboss Buddy

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 129851 Clear Block Starter Bundle

# 107031 Whisper White Envelopes

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Blog Hop, Framelits, Heat Embossing, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

BLOG HOP! Camping Under the Stars, Stampin’ Up


Hi stampin’ and crafting friends……How was your first day of summer? If this card set doesn’t make you yearn for the great outdoors, (or GLAMPING if you prefer ;-)), then I don’t know what else will. It is so very FUN to work with, and this was one of the sets on my MUST HAVE FIRST order list.

So to start, what I have done with the cards I have made, is to cut  the mountain and tree thinlits near the bottom of the card stock pieces  to create the “grass” area underneath. I know in the catalog, they show you that they use larger layers of card bases, and layer them one on top of another , which is another great option. However, I seem to think much differently when I create or construct my cards, and I think I came up with a totally unique view……

Also upon first making this card, I didn’t even realize you could make it into a nighttime style card, which is such a huge bonus to me……a great camp-out, fireside chat feel, do you agree?

This card has a base of Basic Black , measuring  5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″,  a layer of Night of Navy measuring 5 1/4″ by 4″. I used Versamark and White Embossing powder to make the stars really pop. I cut the mountains out of Crumb Cake, with Whisper White snow capped tops. The tent is also in Crumb Cake, with the coordinating image stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. The trees and grass are cut from Always Artichoke, and Wild Wasabi. I  did the clouds, fire, moon,and bear on Whisper White. I used Crumb Cake ink on the bear, Night of Navy to outline the clouds, Crushed Curry for the moon, and Soft Suede, Real Red, and Pumpkin Pie inks to create the fire. The lake was done in Island Indigo, then fussy cut. I used lots of dimensionals to give depth and a true to life feeling on this super cool card. I used Always Artichoke to stamp the wooden post sign, and greeting on the inside, and the Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write markers, to add a little grass and dirt underneath.

It was a great challenge for me to think outside of the box. More so to not use ALL of the things on the stamp set and thinlits at once :-0. This is going to be a card you see VERY often as the summer, and even fall progress, so you are going to want to add it to your wish list too!

Nighttime Camping

Base card: Basic Black 5 1/2″ by  4 1/4″

Layer: Night of Navy 5 1/4″ by 4″

Outside

 

Inside

I would love to know your thoughts on this card, and lucky you, if you comment on this blog you will be entered to win a really fabulous prize.  Also ,I hope you will continue through the hop, and see all of the other AMAZING cards my fellow blog hoppers made!  You can leave a comment on each of their blog pages as well for more chances to be entered to win. Just make sure to add #stampitcontest with your comment, it’s that easy. Plus, you will get some really great inspiration, as I always do from these incredibly talented Stampers 🙂

Supplies:

# 142525 Always an Adventure clear mount stamp set

# 141480 Outdoor Adventures Framelits

OR order the bundle of both  and save 10%  # 142726 clear stamps and die cuts

# 121045 Basic Black card stock

#121043 Sahara Sand card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 105119 Always Artichoke card stock

# 108641 Wild Wasabi card stock

# 126970  Night of Navy ink pad

# 126979 Chocolate Chip ink pad

# 131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

#126986 Island Indigo ink pad

#126972 Always Artichoke ink pad

Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write markers

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 109132 White Embossing Powder

# 103083 Emboss Buddy

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 129851 Clear Block Starter Bundle

# 107031 Whisper White Envelopes

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Heat Embossing, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Regals Collection, Stampin' Up

Replay of Live Periscope, Artistically Asian, Stampin’ Up

Hi Stampers! This is a replay of the cards I did yesterday on Periscope, and thanks to @BlingitonPat on Periscope for the great tip, I will give the Versamark marker a try and you will see the results very soon…..also have another technique to share with you as well!

Artistically Asian front
inside Garden Green Cajun Craze
Sparkle TEIF. Cajun Craze Guy Greetings
Wild Wasabi Melon Mambo
By the Shore DSP Bunch of Banners Framelits

Supplies:

# 137178 Guy Greetings clear mount stamp set

# 141781 Artistically Asian clear mount stamp set

# 119860 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126965 Cajun Craze ink pad

# 102283 Versamark

# 141468 Sparkle textured impressions embossing folder

# 143263 Big Shot die cut machine

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 141695 Black Metallic Thread

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Brayering, Heat Embossing, Masking technique, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Replay of LiVe PerIScoPe!, Heat Embossing, New Brayer, Stampin’ Up

Hi stampers……In case you missed it live, here is the replay of the Periscope broadcast I did earlier this evening. I did a card with the all new Wherever You Go stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I adore this new set, and I was having some trouble with getting the bridge placement how I wanted it, so I pulled out all the stops…….Heat Embossing was my solution. I hope you’ll take a peek, and leave me a comment on what you might have done differently, or just how you like the card!


I have another great card with this same set coming tomorrow…..Wanna sneak peek? If you watch the video, you’ll get one 🙂

** Also I noticed after the fact, that you can no longer order Black Embossing Powder on the Stampin’ Up website…..I am so sorry I did not notice sooner, but if you do not already own Black Embossing Powder, what you could do instead to get a Black Embossed bridge, is ink up you image with the Archival black, STaz-On or Memento ink pad, and use Clear Embossing Powder instead, and it will make a Black Embossed image……just through a different channel… Hope that helps :)**

Until next time….. Stay Crafty!

Supplies:

# 141951 Wherever You Go clear mount stamp set

# 119682 Marina Mist card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 140931 Archival Black ink pad

# 126962 Marina Mist ink pad

# 131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

# 102283 Versamark ink pad

Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write marker

# 141714 Sponge Brayers

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 103083 Embossing Buddy

Black Embossing Powder….this is no longer orderable on the SU website, I am so sorry

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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2016-2018 In Colors, Heat Embossing, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Heat Embossing, Helping me Grow , Stampin’ Up

HI STAMPIN FRIENDS!!!!  Did ya miss me?  I’m glad to be back, though I do miss the sound of the ocean……I am so excited because my new stampin’ stuff arrives tonight…..EEEEKKKK!! I really cannot wait 🙂 I really hope to share some fun new stuff with you all and hear your thoughts on the new sets. Have you seen the new catty in person yet?!?!?  If you haven’t , you can get a free copy from me with a $25 purchase in my online store. There are a ton of cool new stamp sets, framelits, punches…..my oh my the list goes on. This is a really pretty card featuring a carry over set from the last catalog. Full details on how to make the card are in the video below……BUT please excuse my coughing-fit mid video. Somehow I caught a cold and the cough with me never seems to go away easily :/. Hope it’s not too distracting.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the new catalog soon, and if you have any card suggestions, just let me know!

 

Till next time…..Stay Crafty!


Card Base: Whisper White 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″

Mint Macaron layer: 4 3/4″ by 3 3/4″

Whisper White layer : 4 1/2″ by 3 1/2″

Scrap White for sentiment

Pearls and Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon for extra decoration

 

Supplies:

# 140764 Helping me Grow clear mount stamp set

# 138337 Mint Macaron card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 141426 Flirty flamingo 3/8″ ruched ribbon

# 102283 Versamark ink pad

# 109132 White Embossing Powder

# 141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

# 138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

# 138292 Triple Banner Punch

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 101610 Stampin’ Sponges

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Heat Embossing, Retiring Products 2016, Stampin' Up

Under the Sea, Stampin’ Up

I know ,I know, now that Little Mermaid song is playing in your head……but you’re SMILING aren’t you;-) This is such a cute card, great for little friends birthdays, or happy vacation cards, retirement, new beach house…..gosh the list could go on!

The video on this card gives LOTS of extra tips, but I also want to take time to note the specific colors I used on the different sea creatures. You could also use my favorite tool……the brayer, on the background of this card instead of sponging it. Andddddd, another suggestion to shimmer up your card: you could attach all of your sea friends directly to the card, go over the whole thing with Versamark, cover with clear embossing powder, heat, and give the entire card some sparkle!

 

Ok, on to the Sea Friend specifics, remember they are all on Watercolor paper

Fish: Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point

Lobster: Pacific Point, Always Artichoke

Turtle: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point

Seahorses: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake

Sea Nettle/ Jellyfish: Stamped direct to paper in Pacific Point

Coral: Stamped direct to paper in Soft Suede

Base card layer: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay

Supplies:

# 129120 By the Tide clear mount stamp set

# 139361 From Land to Sea clear mount stamp set

# 131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

# 126959 Wild Wasabi ink pad

# 126975 Crumb Cake  ink pad

# 126982 Pool Party ink pad

# 126951 Pacific Point  ink pad

# 126956 Pink Pirouette ink pad

# 126972 Always Artichoke ink pad

# 126978 Soft Suede ink pad

# 126952 Tempting Turquoise ink pad

# 131171 Bermuda Bay ink pad

# 122959 Watercolor Paper

# 119682 Marina Mist card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 101610 Stampin’ Sponges

# 133773 Sponge Daubers

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

If you use the Heat Tool Technique:

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 102283 Versamark ink

# 109130 Clear Embossing Powder

If you use the Wink of Stella Technique:

# 141897 Wink of Stella Clear

If you have Crystal Effects left , use it 🙂 

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Heat Embossing, Retiring Products 2016, Soft Subtles, Stampin' Up

Helping me Grow,Heat Emboss Stampin’ Up

Hey there friends!! I am thinking of you all and thank you for all of the kind words you sent since my Grandfather has passed. It is in the kindness of strangers , especially when tragedy strikes, that makes our hearts smile at simple human compassion. He was and will always be near and very dear to my heart. I find that sometimes when I create something, it makes me think of things in a different light. Maybe just the thought that I have in a very small way, made someone smile, or gave them an idea or an outlet to create something beautiful.

 

Well this card is certainly lovely, and very simple. You heat emboss the flower in Versamark with White Embossing Powder, and then fill in the rest either with sponged color, or you could dauber it in.

You could also use a variety of color schemes, and this would make a stunning neutral card as well. Tone on tone is quite striking with a pop of white!

 

Card Base: Whisper White 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″

Layer: Whisper White 5 1/4″ by 4″

Until next time……Stay Crafty!

Helping me Grow, clear mount

Supplies:

# 1140764 Helping me Grow photopolymer stamp set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 126985 Wisteria Wonder  ink pad

# 126973 Garden Green  ink pad

# 102283 Versamark ink pad

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 104199 Linen Thread

# 101610 Stamping Sponges

# 133773 Sponge Daubers

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 133319 Silver Basic Metal Buttons

# 103083 Embossing Buddy

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 109132 White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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