Friday, February 23, 2018

Cute Critters

I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw Denita Wright Smee's post with an adorable pizza box.  She had linked up with a brand new stampin' challenge site that I clicked over to check out.
The Inspire. Create. site has the most awesome challenge right now, so I had to join along.
I like finding clever ways to integrate the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack into greeting cards.  For this one of a kind card I added a grouping of cute critters all from the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set.  What I find super fun about this card is that the bears are waving streamers in the group of party animals.  To make the card feel like a party I added the streamers and the flag garland banners from the Build a Bike Framelits.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gold Flake Drop Shadows

#ADTTipsAndTricks #TechniqueTuesday
How about a simple yet super effective way to use your jar of Gold Glitter Flakes?  I call this technique "Gold Glitter Flake Drop Shadows" and it's the highlight of my clean and simple card.  On a Tutti Frutti card base I have two quick die cuts using the Celebrate You Thinlits and a glimmering Gold Tinsel shoestring tie.
Use Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets to create Gold Glitter Flake drop shadows to your die cuts.
Step 1.)  Add Multi-Purpose Adhesive to the back side of a strip of Gold Foil Sheet and then cut ‘celebrate’ from the Celebrate You Thinlits.
Step 2.)  Peel the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet backing from the cutout and sprinkle Gold Glitter Flakes to the back sticky side.  Press the  cutout into the flakes for even coverage.  

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Birthday Blend for Monday Montage #110

Have you collected a pack of Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes as one of your free choices from Sale-A-Bration?  I have to say the cards are SUPER awesome and the envelopes are SUPER SUPER awesome.  SU! added a print to the inside of the envelopes that makes them totally charming.
I designed this card to work perfectly with any of the four color cards from the Tutti Frutti pack.  I stamped on Whipser White with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and then added a rainbow of blends to the Happy Birthday Wishes to You images.  Once everything was stamped and colored I ran it through he Big Shot and the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A trio of balloons with twine ties and rhinestones finish the card.
to Cathy
to Melissa

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lots of Lavender

While putting away all my stamps and supplies from this past week's demos I whipped up this beauty.   I had bits and pieces from several cards and decided to regroup the elements to make something sparkly.  I love the color mix of Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Gold.  

There is a brand new challenge blog called Festive Friday.  How fun is that name?  I wanted to give their challenge a try so I am playing along.  I have used the Tutti Frutti Sequins to adorn my "amazing you" Lots of Lavender card.
Grab these supplies:
Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes - Tutti Frutti DSP - Tutti Frutti Sequins - Celebrate You Thinlits - Lots of Lavender Stamp Set - Stitched Shapes Framelits - Gold Glimmer Paper - Dapper Denim Cardstock - Pool Party Cardstock - Brusho Crystal Colours - Basic Black Bakers Twine - Black Rhinestones (retired)

Friday, February 16, 2018

#TGIF147 Epic Sale-A-Bration

It's an epic party on a card celebration because it's Sale-A-Bration.  
This card is not the mailing type, but let me tell you it has it all kinds of party decor stuck to the front of it: a waving banner, a flag, bakers twine with trailing curls, ready shreddie, metallic thread, and a whole bunch of framelit sets all to showcase the fabulous Epic Celebrations Stamp Set.

Are you ready for it?
On this card there are somethings old, somethings new, nothing here borrowed, but there is Dapper Denim blue.  Making this card was lots of fun, but man it's one of those that uses lots of tools and accessories.  Every now and then I use a ton of stuff and make a huge mess, but I wouldn't change it because it's always a good time.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sure Do Love You Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

#stampinup #artisandesignteam #suredoloveyou #seeinginkspots
Hello, welcome, and come on in and visit a while.  Allow me to share with you a crazy cool gift that I hand made for my husband.  First, the back story to why I made what I am calling a Jacob's Ladder Memory Gift Box.  For the New Year we were with my son and daughter-in-law in the Boise Idaho area.  We ventured to a town called McCall to go snowmobiling.  Our day was an adventure packed outing that was such a blast we have planned for another trip there in March!  So, I made this knowing that Newel is going to get a kick out of it.

Using the Sure Do Love You Stamp Set, the Painted With Love Designer Series Paper, and the Lots of Love Box Framelits I created an interactive memory mini box album set.
This set of boxes includes a replaceable belly band that beautifully presents the present ;0)
So, let's take the band off and let the show begin.
I have used a collection of other fabulous Stampin' Up! products to bring the entire mini box album together.  I pulled out the Painted With Love Gold Vinyl Stickers, Gold Glitter Flakes, Gold Embossing Powder, Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Numbers Framelits, Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set, Perfect Days Card Pack, Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, along with various inks and card stocks.
There are six boxes in total that are hinged together with ribbons in a Jacob's Ladder fashion.  Both sides of the boxes tell the story of our cold, snow filled day.  The cool thing about this album is it moves just like a Jacob's Ladder toy.
There are six double-sided pages in my mini album; each box holds one page.  The pages are chunky and give weight to the box set which helps the movement of the Jacob's Ladder element.  I based each page on chip board cut from the packaging of specialty dsp.  Then each side is fully covered with card stock edged with Whisper White Ink.  I added photos and cards from the Perfect Days Pack with stamped captions, journaling, and embellishments.
When the cards were too big for my pages I trimmed them to customize a perfect fit and to add a bit of flair.  The "it's the little moments" card below started as a 4" x 6" size.  I sliced it and added stickers for a unique finish to the page.
Here is another shaker element added to another page--I just love it!
It's been lots of fun sharing my mini box album with you.  Thanks for the visit!

I'm sure this is a suite of products you will fall in love with.  This suite is not just for Valentines, but for anytime you want to create a hand made card, gift, or goodie filled with a piece of your own heart and lots of love.  Emma has stamped up something extra special a project filled with lots of love!

2018 Artisan Design Team

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