Sunday, May 31, 2015

You've Got This part III

Another peony from the You've Got This stamp set! This one I colored with my Calypso Coral Blendability markers. My light Calypso Coral was dried up so I see first hand that there was an issue with the quality, but I'm not returning mine for an exchange. I will continue to use them until they are all dry!

Stamp sets - You've Got This, A Dozen Thoughts
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blendabilities
Accessories - Distressing tool, Stampin' Sponge, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, May 30, 2015

You've Got This part II

Here's the flower from You've Got This colored with a Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker.  I fussy cut it out and used dimensionals to pop it up. Pretty!

Stamp sets - You've Got This, Wetlands
Cardstock - Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, and Pear Pizzazz markers
Accessories - Large and Scallop Oval punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, May 28, 2015

You've Got This

You've got this is a new stamp set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! catalog. I went for a simple card for my first attempt using it. My next one will be colored and use the background stamp that goes with the set. I used some old Designer Paper for the newsprint background but you know you can use the pages from a book and get the same look.  I found an old hardback on my bookshelf that I didn't care anything about and I have torn the pages from that book and used them for a lot of projects.

Stamp sets - You've Got This, Wetlands
Cardstock - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories - 1 3/4" circle punch, Baked Brown Sugar thick Baker's Twine, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mini Treat Bags with Flower Seed Packets

I saw this idea on Sandi MacIver's blog and had to make some. They are so cute! I don't care about anyone planting the seeds, I just like the project! I got my packets of seeds at Wal Mart for 20 cents each. You can't buy candy for that! I used different colors from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack because the print was subtle. I didn't want anything to clash with the pictures of the seeds on the packets. The center is cut out using the Deco Label Framelits Die.

Stamp sets - Chalk Talk (for you stamp)
Cardstock - Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White
Ink - Any color to match your DSP
Accessories - Tiny Treat Framelits Dies, Deco Label Framelits Dies, Big Shot, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Fast Fuse or Tombo Multi Adhesive to hold the bags shut.

I use a glue stronger than SNAIL to hold the treat bags together. It probably wouldn't matter with the Seed Packets, but for other things (like candy or a gift card) you would need the stronger bond.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Butterfly Basics and Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush is one of the In Colors that is retiring and I'm going to miss it.  It made a beautiful butterfly with the Thinlits Dies. I added a little thick baker's twine instead of a jewel and I like it! I'm happy to say that the Butterfly Basics and Thinlits made the new catalog.

Stamp sets - Butterfly Basics (it's the only set I used)
Cardstock - Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Thick Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Sunday, May 3, 2015

From My Heart Birthday Card

From My Heart is one of the stamp sets that is retiring on June 2. I think that "The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time" is probably a pretty good philosophy. It gives credit for the quote to James Taylor. I wonder if it was a lyric from one of his songs. Anyone know? I guess that's the right James Taylor. Another card I made from this same set is one I posted on April 19, so you can look back and refresh your memory.

Stamp sets - From My Heart
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento, Smoky Slate (for sponging)
Accessories -Apothecary Accents Framelits (also retiring on June 2), Big Shot, Tea Lace Doilies, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Love and Sympathy

The Love and Sympathy stamp set is retiring so I had to make at least one more card with it.  I also used the Apothecary Accents framelits (also retiring).  Wisteria Wonder is always a nice choice for a sympathy card. This pattern of Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack is also going away, though it will be replaced with new patterns. Can't wait to see them.  The new catalog is just on the horizon. I can order them on Tues. so I should have them a week or so after that!

Stamp sets - Love and Sympathy, Papillon Potpourri, Painted Petals (the dots)
Cardstock - Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink = Tuxedo Black Memento, Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive Stamp n Write markers, Wisteria and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities
Accessories - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot, Bitty Butterfly punch, 3/8" Whisper White ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Project Life Journaling pen (to draw the antennae back on the butterflies)