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Monday, May 9, 2022

 Sun Prints Suite


This suite is so versatile.  It can go from classy to casual or monochromatic to a rainbow of colors.  It can also be very easily used for those masculine cards that so many of you request.  Because of the leafy nature of the stamps and dies I've seen many beautiful cards done with different shades of green so I tried to mix it up a bit with some pastels.  Let me know what you think, stick to the greens and blues or go out of the box with a few pastels??

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Cutting & Scoring:

Thick Basic White:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Basic White:  4" x 5 1/4"
Fresh Freesia:  Die Cut 2 1/2" scalloped Circle
Night of Navy:  Punch Postage Stamp
DSP:  1" x 5 1/4"


-Stamp several leafy images in the various ink colors and die cut.
-Also die cut the leaf images from the colored card stock.  Do several of each so you can pick and choose your layout.
-With Fresh Freesia use a Blending Brush to add some ink to the Basic White layer.
-Glue the DSP to the left side of the Basic White layer.


-Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and die cut with the label die.
-Add some small die cuts to the bottom right of the label as shown.
-Glue the label onto the Postage Stamp.
-Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the center of the scalloped circle.


-Arrange the die cut images as desired, popping up the top layer.
-Adhere the sentiment over the die cuts.
-Attach the dragonfly, ribbon and iridescent rhinestones as shown.
-Add Wink of Stella to the dragonfly.
-Share your card with someone special.

Friday, May 6, 2022

 Two More Favorites

I can't pick a favorite of the new In Colors.  I love bright and cheery colors so all the new In Colors are right up my alley!! Remember the best deal to get all your In Colors is to get them for free with your starter kit.  This is an awesome deal with no strings attached!!!  And who doesn't love a 20% discount on their Stampin' supplies!!
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Have you seen the Count on Me stamp set on page 61 in the new catalog?  I love a good line image stamp that I can color with some great sentiments and this set hit all the marks for me.

Above are two great samples from Stampin' Up! with this adorable set.  If you would like the recipes for these cards I have the complete recipe book listed above just under the new catalog for you to download.

I'm also a big lover of a good Designer Series Paper (DSP).  A small piece of DSP can add interest and color to your projects.  Today I'm using a piece from the Sun Prints DSP.  This DSP coordinates with most of our blues on one side and has a neutral print in Gray Granite on the other side.
This paper is part of the Sun Prints Suite on page 90 with many coordinating products

Here is my play using these two new products, Enjoy!!!!

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Cutting and Scoring:

Starry Sky:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4", 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Basic White:  4" x 5 1/4", 3" x 4" and a scrap for the bear
DSP:  3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Ribbon:  5-6"

Stamp the bear on a scrap of basic white
Color the bear with Stampin' Blends using the darker shades first to create the shading then blend all over with the lighter shade
Color the heart with Sweet Sorbet
Cut out the bear and heart with your paper snips leaving a small white border
Stamp the sentiment as shown on the smaller white rectangle

Attach the bear with dimensionals

Add some ground under the bear using Light Smoky Slate or Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend as shown

Glue the DSP to the larger white rectangle

Wrap the white ribbon around the middle attaching in the back with scotch tape

Adhere the smaller rectangle to the larger with Stampin' Dimensionals

Attach the layers to the card base

Embellish with Matte Decorative Dots

Share the card with someone special!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

 Are you enjoying the new catalog??

There are so many great stamp sets and tools in the new catalog.  Two favorites of mine are the magnetic cutting plate (page 157)
Thin, fully magnetic sheet with self-healing cutting surface. Magnetic Cutting Plate (Plate 5) holds dies securely in place, even nested dies. This slim, portable sheet replaces a Cutting Plate in your sandwich, making it even easier to take with you. Use with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.

And...the Brewed For You Bundle (page 83)

I've used both of these to create this cute card for you.  Notice the embellishments?  They're new too, Effervescent Elements (page 143).  Enjoy!!

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Cutting & Scoring:

Evening Evergreen – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 1/4"
Basic Black – Scrap to die cut palm tree
Crushed Curry – 5 3/8” x 1 5/8”, Scraps for 
        beer and glass ridge die cuts
DSP – 5 ¼” x 1 ½”
Basic White – Scrap for mugs and sentiment
Glimmer Paper – Die cut foam from lightest side


Stamp mugs and sentiment, die cut mugs 
        and punch the sentiment.
Glue the mugs together as shown (I used 
       scotch tape behind the foam to give it more 
        stability).  Use very tiny drops of glue where 
        you would like to place the Effervescent Elements.
Fray approx. ½” of a 1" piece of the white ribbon and 
        attach it to the bottom of the label.
Assemble the card as shown using 
        dimensionals on the right mug and the label.
Share your card with someone special!!