Monday, June 17, 2019

Daisy Lane for the beginner, casual and avid stamper!

Stampin' Up! has determined that there are 3 types of crafters, or stampers out there.  The first is the beginner stamper, the one that may or may not do any stamping at home.  I did a quick and easy carder the beginner stamper:

As you can see on this card, it is just one layer -- stamped with just 2 colors of ink and 3 stamps total.  So easy!

This next card is good for the casual stamper, the one that has a few supplies at home, but otherwise just dabbles in stamping:

This card is a couple of layers, but is just stamped, punched and cut -- nothing too fancy but still a nice card!  (I goofed though -- the 1 3/4" punch just retired!  😪)

The last card is better fitted to the avid stamper.  Some of the layers are embossed with the Big Shot, and the shapes are cut out with framelits.  

I added a couple of simple embellishments too, just to perk it up some more!  Would you want to still make it more "avid"?  I think you could emboss the "smile" with clear embossing powder.  That would add some more "avid-ity" to it!!  

Below is my supply list and the card "recipe". Happy stamping!  Let me know what you think!!

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Card Recipe:

Beginner Stamper:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock (c/s) , 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"

Stamp the stem in Mint Macaron ink. Stamp the daisy flower image and "Smile" sentiment in Seaside Spray ink.

Casual Stamper:

Whisper White Thick c/s, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Seaside Spray c/s,  4" x 5 1/4"
2019-21 Designer Series Paper Stack, Seaside Spray Gingham pattern, 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White c/s, 1" x 5 1/4"
Crumb Cake c/s scrap, 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Whisper White c/s, 2" x 2"

Stamp the stem in Mint Macaron ink and the daisy flower image sentiment in Seaside Spray ink onto the Whisper White c/s scrap and punch out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.
Stamp the "Smile" sentiment in Seaside Spray ink toward the right side of the 1" x 5 1/4" Whisper White c/s strip.
Attach the Seaside Spray c/s to the Whisper White thick c/s base, then attach the strip of DSP to the bottom, and attach the stamped sentiment strip over, centering the sentiment strip over the DSP.  
Punch out a starburst circle from the Crumb Case c/s scrap. Attach the stamped and punched daisy image to the punched starburst.  Attach to the left of the sentiment, popping up with dimensionals.  Attach a large rhinestone jewel to the center of the flower.

Avid Stamper:

Whisper White Thick c/s, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Seaside Spray c/s,  4" x 5 1/4", embossed with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder
2019-21 Designer Series Paper Stack, Seaside Spray Gingham pattern, 1 1/2" x 4", punched with the Triple Banner punch on the right side
Whisper White c/s, 1" x 4", punched with the Triple Banner punch on the right side
Crumb Cake c/s scrap, 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", cut out with the 2 1/8" circle die and the Big Shot
Whisper White c/s, 5" x 3"
Whisper White tulle polka dot ribbon, 3"

Stamp the stem in Mint Macaron ink and the daisy flower image sentiment in Seaside Spray ink onto the Whisper White c/s scrap and cut out with the 1 7/8" circle die and the Big Shot.  Attach to the crumb cake circle, and then to a cut-out 2 1/4" scalloped circle, again cut out of Whisper White c/s with the Big Shot.  Attach a faceted Seaside Spray dot to the center of the flower.
Stamp the "Smile" sentiment in Seaside Spray ink toward the right side of the 1" x 4" Whisper White c/s strip punched out with the Triple Banner punch.
Attach the Seaside Spray embossed c/s layer to the Whisper White thick c/s base.  Attach the Designer Paper banner to the bottom left 1/3 of the card, then center the stamped sentiment banner over the bottom "fork" of the designer paper banner.
Fold the ribbon in 1/2 and attach under the assembled circle layers, holding in place with dimensionals.

Supply List:

Monday, May 20, 2019

Lovely as a Tree!

I shared this card on my Facebook Live last week where I used Lovely as a Tree.  As I explained on the Live, I started out by stamping the fisherman from Best Catch in Memento ink onto the center of the Very Vanilla c/s layer.  I didn't know where the card was headed from there.  From there, I colored my tree stamp with a Garden Green and Soft Suede marker and stamped it to the upper left of the fisherman. The water looks very real, doesn't it?  I wish I had colored the water directly around the fisherman, but I instead built up the lake using the water stamp from High Tide and the Pacific Point ink.  That's one color that I haven't used a lot lately, but it's perfect for the water on this card.  To stamp the water, I started in the center of the cardfront, directly below the fisherman, then re-inked each time and stamped to the left and right, almost like I was laying bricks if that makes sense?

Hmm... what should I add next?!

Well, the mountains from Waterfront using Crumb Cake classic ink was the next image to be stamped.  I then masked the mountains and stamped the Mango Melody sun peeking behind it.  The only 2 things left to do were fill in my grass which I did with Garden Green ink and a blender pen, and to sponge my sky: I used the Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight inks to color the sky -- I'm sorry it's difficult to see the sponging!

Well, that's my card for today!  Have you been following the retirement party that Stampin' Up! has been sponsoring online?  It's almost the end of another Stampin' Up! catalog and sadly, Lovely as a Tree will be leaving us.  For my product spotlight, I've been featuring the Lovely as a Tree stamp set on my Facebook page and will continue to do so for another few days.  If you use the Hostess Code, D7N2NTWA and purchase the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, I will send you a card using this stamp set, and will also send you 1/2 package of the Leaf Trinkets. 

Thanks for checking out my card today! Join me tomorrow for another Lovely as a Tree card or project!
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Welcome Little One!

I had so much fun making this card!  I've spent the last few weeks creating cards using bundles, stamp sets, punches and framelits that are going away.

Unfortunately the wood crate framelits are one of those products I'm sad to see them go.  Doesn't this Momma Roo look so proud?!  She's sporting the latest pouch for her wee little koala!  I stamped Momma on Sahara Sand c/s in Memento Ink, then colored her in with the Light Crumb Cake blend.  Baby Koala is colored in with the light Smoky Slate blend.

The balloon is stamped in Mint Macaron ink using the Balloon Celebrations stamp set, cut out with the Balloon punch that is retiring.  I cut double crates for wagons - my back wagon is basically embossed because I cut both layers at the same time.  I then offset slightly to make it look 3D.  The wheels are Basic Black circles punched out with the 1" circle punch.  The "hubcaps" are champagne foil punched out with the 3/4" circle punch (retiring ... do you have yours yet?!).  Oh yes, and the handle is just a scrap of paper that I found in my recycling - basically it's 1/8" by about 4" and I cut off just a tad for the handle for the pull bar. The words for the sentiment are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on one of the framelits from the Wood Crate set again - the stamps are part of the Animal Outing stamp set.  I had no problem lining up the words!  I used a snippet of Old Olive linen thread.  I colored the leaves on the stamped branch with Mossy Meadow blends after stamping it in Memento ink, used a bronze blend for the branch itself, and the frog is a pleasant Granny Apple Green blend color.  The last little item?  More branches cut from Mossy Meadow scraps using the frame lit from the Animal Outing bundle.

I layered my Very Vanilla piece on a  Soft Suede mat,  then layered on a Mossy Meadow base!  That's all!  I'm entering this card in the SUO Challenge blog -- this is a perfect "celebration" card!  

*I include a supply list on the bottom of every blog post.  I try to include every color I've mentioned that I use to stamp or punch with.  Please remember that I have LOTS of scraps, inks, stamps, etc.  Use whatever colors work for you!  Just make sure you have fun!!  
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Friday, April 26, 2019

Going for a Bike Ride!

I wanted to share another cute stamp set that is retiring this week!  I realized when I prepared for Tuesday night's card class that I have hardly ever used the Bike Ride stamp set with matching framelits.  Can you believe that it's going away without hardly seeing any ink?!

I made this cute card, essentially copying the sample in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.  I changed it up a bit by making a banner (since Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the Bunch of Banners framelits are retiring).  The flowers in the basket are stamped in Berry Burst ink and the little bow on the basket is from the Apron Builder framelits and used some Berry Burst Cardstock. 

I added a supply list below in case anyone wants to duplicate the card.  I think I forgot to add that I stamped the basket is Early Espresso ink.  

Happy stamping!

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