Here is what I’ve been up to lately. I really like the Animal Outing stamp set. The images in it are adorable. It can be used for either an adult or child’s card. I decided to take things one step further and paired Animal Outing with some of the images from Tropical Chic and I’m liking the result.
We made this first card at my monthly club this past Saturday and I think it was a hit. Rhino image is so cute. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and just colored it with one of the Basic Gray Stampin’ Blend markers. I used a blender pen and Lemon Lime Twist for the frog on the branch.
We haven’t made this next card at club yet. This is the one where I combined the two stamp sets. I stamped the giraffe images in Soft Suede. It was something someone suggested I try. It did not run when I colored with the Stampin’ Blends which is nice to know.
I colored the giraffe with the dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and then went over the spots on each with a blender pen and crushed curry ink to make them a little darker. The smaller giraffe is the mirror image of the original image that I stamped on a piece of window sheet first. Unfortunately, the thinlits don’t have a mirror image die, so it had to be fussy cut. The words were fussy cut as well.
Not much more to share today. But before I say goodbye, I have to share our current promotion. These items are new and only available for a limited time.
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I am loving this beautiful Petal Palette stamp set! Actually, I am loving the entire Petal Passion Suite! And this card proves there are more uses for the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack than just memory keeping. The cards, $1.00 less than the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper can be used for card making as well as memory keeping. That doesn’t mean I like them more than the DSP, it just means they are versatile and can be used for both, just like the designer series paper. If I could only purchase one, I would purchase the card pack.
I also love the versatility of simple black and white. That means I can customize the paper or the cards to go with whatever colors I might have on hand like I did with this card.
I started by selecting the polka-dotted card base from the Sale-A-Bration Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes that I got FREE after placing a $50.00 order. You can get them too if you place a qualifying order in my online store. I then chose this card from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.
I trimmed the card down to measure 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ and colored it with my Stampin Blends. I also stamped a few flowers on it in Calypso Coral using the flower stamp from Petal Palette Stamp Set. I stamped off before stamping on the card because I didn’t want it to be real dark.
Then I attached the card to the Pool Party card base. I stamped the bird and branch on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I used dimensionals to hold everything down on the base.
And here is my finished product!
Hope you enjoyed your visit here today! Until next time…
If you visited my blog last month, you know that my daughter is expecting and is due around the middle of this month. Really she could deliver any day now. Every night I go to bed wondering if I will get a call that she is in the hospital ready to give birth. I am so excited I can’t stand it and am really looking forward to this little baby Stella finally arriving so we can all meet her.
In the mean time, I’ve been busy getting ready for my club at the end of this month, my Christmas card class at the beginning of November and my stamping team’s 10th Annual Stampin’ for the Cure on October 7 here in Colorado Springs. I’m also getting ready for my mom, sister, and brother-in-law who will be coming to visit the new bundle of joy in October. I am looking forward to all of it.
Today I am sharing two Christmas cards that I’ve created using a stamp set that made its debut in last year’s holiday catalog and is in the Annual Catalog, and one from this year’s holiday catalog that is live today.
I used Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and thinlits and Holly embossing folder to create the first.
In the second I used Cheers to the Year stamp set and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper in the new holiday catalog for the second. On Cheers to the Year, I mixed gold and silver together by using a little bit of silver foil sheet, a gold foil snowflake, and silver and gold metallic thread. Why not? The DSP has both gold and silver on it and I mix gold and silver jewelry on my person all the time.
As I mention in my first video, it has been way too long! June and July seemed to fly by. We left for vacation in June right after the new Annual Catalog went live and July was spent catching up and anticipating the birth of my granddaughter. My daughter is pregnant due to give birth to baby Stella in September. I can barely contain my excitement! Yes, I have three other grandchildren through marriage, a 6-year-old and almost 2-year-old grandsons and a 6-year-old grand-daughter. This one is a little different. It is MY baby girl having her OWN baby girl and making me a REAL Nonna! (Italian for Grandma). I needed to make some shower favors and complete a few crochet projects I had started for her. That is all done now. Now we just wait…..:)
As I also mention in the video, I was inspired by July’s Paper Pumpkin to create this gift bag and cards. I think I call it a box in the videos, but it is really a bag. For July’s Paper Pumpkin, I created two different sizes of bags; one for the note cards and one for the 5-1/2 x 4-1/4.
So here are the videos. I hope you enjoy them. Before you watch, you need to know that I mis-called the color of navy card stock in the videos. I said I used Not Quite Navy (a retired Stampin’ Up! color) when in fact I used Night of Navy. Sorry. 🙂 If you have any questions, please let me know.
Hope you enjoyed your visit today! Until next time…
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