Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lattice Bigz Die with Stippled Blossoms

I finally got the Lattice Bigz die and I made a card using it with Stippled Blossoms in Strawberry Slush. The designer paper is from the Gingham Garden collection. It's beautiful paper - check it out on p 153 in the catalog.

Stamp sets - Stippled Blossoms, Sweetly Framed ( a new hostess set from the 2013-14 catalog)
Card stock - Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories - Lattice Bigz die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" taffeta ribbon, small oval punch (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals

A close up of the Lattice Bigz die. I glued it onto the Whisper White card stock, then ran it through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

4th of July card

Don't faint - I'm posting a card! This card actually doesn't have any stamping on it! The Happy 4th of July was made on the printer and punched with the Modern Label punch.  This is a CASE from Mary Brown and is the card I used at the nursing home on Friday.

Card stock - Real Red, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Neutrals and Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks
Ink - Night of Navy (for sponging)
Accessories - Large and small star punches, Decorative Label and Modern Label punches, 1 1/4" square punch for making the banners, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mosaic Madness with two new In Colors

My card today uses Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush. I love pink and green together!

Stamp sets - Mosaic Madness, Because I Care (retired hostess)
Card stock - Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Ink - Strawberry Slush,  Pistachio Pudding
Accessories - Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mosaic punch, Apothecary Accents Framelit, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (retired), Uni-bal Signo white gel pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Washi Tape

Today's card is made with Washi Tape. What is Washi Tape? It is made in Japan and it feels like masking tape, though a little smoother. It is made of paper but is not really delicate, actually it is strong. It comes in patterns and designs in varying widths. Stampin' Up! now carries 2 different patterns of the tape in the 2013-2014 catalog. (p. 171 - Gingham Garden and Epic Day This and That)

Stamp sets - Word Play (retired)
Card stock - Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink - Mellon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo markers (splattered with the Color Spritzer Tool)
Accessories - Gingham Garden Washi Tape,  1/4" Daffodil Deligh tStitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Brights buttons, White Baker's Twine, Color Spritzer Tool

I know you can't see the splatters very well in the picture, but it really helps to have a little color on the Whisper White so it doesn't look so plain. Sponging or some other small bachground stamps would work. I can't wait to get Gorgeous Grunge. I have to wait until convention in July because that is one of the stamps that I will receive from SU for our card making sessions.  But it sure would have made some nice splatters for this card!

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Stampin' Up! has a new Magnetic Platform that goes with the Big Shot. It makes using Framelits and Edgelits a snap!!

Here is the link to a video to show you exactly how it works.  If you have a Big Shot and love your Framelits and Edgelits but have a little trouble keeping them is place with Post Its or painter's tape, this may be a product for you.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Best of Butterflies and Smoky Slate

I love the new Smoky Slate ink and card stock. This butterfly can be purchased in the Best of Butterflies stamp set, but I actually still have mine from the Hope and Strength set from a few years back.  The square background is actually clear block D that I inked up in Smoky Slate and then stamped off before I stamped it on the Whisper White. The butterfly is then stamped in Basic Gray. The Mr. & Mrs. stamp is from the new  Label Love set and punched out with the new Artisan Label punch.

Stamp sets - Best of Butterflies, Label Love
Card stock - Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Smoky Slate,  Basic Gray
Accessories - Artisan Label punch, 3/8" Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals