Friends are like Seashells…

“Friends are like seashells, you collect them along the way!”  And in my life I have been blessed to have collected many!  Some have been life-long friends.  Some are are recent friends that I know I will eventually be able to call life-long friends.  Some were friends because of our common circumstance.  And of course, there have been those who I thought were friends.  It happens.  Their loss!

Today I’m sharing several cards I’ve created using Friends are like Seashells stamp set.  The first two pictured below use the Pearlescent paper Stampin’ Up! sells along with Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper.  I included the items I used to create these two cards at the end of the item showcase at the bottom of this post.   The video includes the process for creating your OWN pearlescent paper and a card using it.  You may have already seen other videos on this technique.  I like it because it is quick and simple, and you can create peralized paper in any color you want.  By the way,  I love this entire suite of products!

The easel card base requires two pieces of card stock.  The first piece measures 4-1/4″ x 11″ and it is scored at 5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″.  The second piece measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  To see how to assemble an easel card, Splitcoaststampers  has a good tutorial.

And finally, my video!  I hope you enjoy it!  Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNEAK PEAK—SALE a-bration Corner Bouquet!

Would you like to get a sneak peak of an upcoming stamp set?

How about a sneak peak at a new tool that will become available in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog?

Yes!  I knew you would!

In the 2021 SALE -a-bration catalog, one of the stamp sets that will be available with any  $50.00 purchase of product will be CORNER BOUQUET stamp set.  A new tool coming in the 2021 January to June Mini are blending brushes.  In the video below, I will show you one way you can use both together.  Watch and I think you will enjoy what you see.

The blending brushes are so easy to use and they are practically fool proof!  I think they are better than using sponges or sponge daubers when you need to blend colors together.  They give your stamped piece a much smoother blended look.  Watch the video and see…

 

 

 

Until next time!

Happy Stamping  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Curvy Christmas Card

Hi Stampers!

Thought I would take a break from the post-election drama and do a little crafting. And in the process I have created a new video for you.

Yes, I know, I haven’t been around for awhile. As I mentioned in the beginning of September, family was visiting until the middle of October and then the rest of the time just got away from me.

I have managed to create a few Christmas cards and I thought I would share this one with you as well.  I believe this bundle is now available for everyone to purchase.  I’ll tell you what, I think it is a great deal.  The only way to get the Curvy Dies is to purchase the variety bundle, but it is well worth it.  You will get TWO stamp sets that you really can use year round!  And I am so OBSESSED  with the Snowflake Splendor DSP and these colors for Christmas.  They are not traditional at all and sometimes it is fun to go against the grain!.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video and the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dandelion Shadow Box Card (also Blossoms in Bloom)

Hi Stampers!

Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!  There is nothing new here to report other than the gym has opened back up and I went there four times since last week.  I wonder everyday I set foot in there if I am doing the right thing by going.  I don’t want to catch any of this virus stuff!  They are running at I think less than 1/2 capacity.  We have to make a reservation for any class we want to attend and can only make it up to 48 hours in advance.  We are also only allowed 1 hour per visit per day.

My husband and I went out to eat for the first time since February last Friday.  We went to a restaurant where we could eat outside on purpose.  There was definitely MORE than 6 feet of space between the tables, so I felt very safe.  Each time the waitress came to the table we wore our masks.  Trying to be safe and still enjoy life a little.

I’ve been a stamping fool lately.  There isn’t much else to do other than clean and if you put cleaning and stamping in front of me, stamping will win every time. 🙂

 

As I mention in the video, I started out wanting to make a shadow box card. My initial thought was to use the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and Many Layered Blossoms dies, but I ended up creating a shadow box card out of one of my monthly club cards.  For the card I am featuring today,  I used the Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and Dandelions 3D Embossing Folder along with a sentiment and image from Dandelion Wishes stamp set. I love dandelions and I think the embossing folder and stamp set go very well together.   I will give you the dimensions of the card stock pieces and colors used for the two initial cards I was going to make.  The video will give you all the information you will need for the Dandelion Shadow Box card.  The first supply list at the end of the post contains all the things you will need to create the Dandelion card.  The second supply list will be preceded by the card stock dimensions for the other two cards.

If you watch the video, you will notice I didn’t decorate the inside front cover of the card.  This is a photo of how I decided to quickly cover up that seam the card base creates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to make this card? Just click on the images in the showcase to add the items to your shopping cart or click the button at the bottom of each showcase to add everything into your cart.

Enjoy the video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what you need for the dandelion card.

Dimensions for the Blossoms in Bloom cards are as follows:
  • For card base you need two pieces of the same color card stock that measure 5 1/2″ x 11″, and 5 1/2″ x 4″
  • Inside the card you need two pieces of the same color that measure 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Front of the card you need 2 pieces of the same color.  One piece is 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and one piece that measures 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″
  • Also on the front a piece of Whisper White 2 3/4″ x 4″
This is what you need for the other two cards.

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