My Frame of 2 Inch Swap Squares

In my last post, here, I showed a 2 inch square made for a swap for the NC Demo Group and a few projects made with my square.  Our rules were to use new In Colors and new product.

Support Ribbon Framelits 2 inch square

Today, you get the big reveal of the frame I made with all of the squares from the swap.  We were supposed to get 16 squares total.  We ended up only getting 12 squares.  This worked well with a frame that I already had.  So here is my project!

NC Demo Group 2 inch square swaps

Here is another picture before I put it in the frame.

NC Demo group 2 inch frame

The frame I used was a yard sale find.  It's great for a 3D project and closes on the sides with magnets.  It's pretty cool.  The opening measures 8 x 10.  I used a piece of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack in Tranquil Tide for my background.


NC Demo frame top

These squares were made by Karen Browning, Judy Pinner, me, Cheryl Snow, Lisa Pressley, and Kathryn Lovell.  I went left to right top row and second row.  See the variety of product used!

NC Demo frame bottom

These squares were made by Kathy Acton, Karen Redoski, Tamra Davis, Laura Thacker, Beth Queen, and Wanda Smith.  I just love the creativity.

NC Demo Group 2 inch square swaps

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Love the Flower from the Support Ribbon Framelits

It's so much fun to take part in swaps from stamping groups.  Recently, the NC Demo Group had a 2" swap.  That may sound a little crazy, but it's a great way to showcase bits of different products for my customers.  Our swap had a few rules of course.  We were to try to use new product and use the new 2017-2019 In Colors only.  Here is my square.

Support Ribbon Framelits 2 inch square

I used a base of Fresh Fig measuring 2 inches square.  The patterned paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist measuring 1 7/8 inches square.  Next, cut the flower from the Support Ribbon Framelits from Fresh Fig.  Two leaves are cut from Tranquil Tide.  A Clear Faceted Gem is placed in the center of the flower.  Add in three rhinestones to complete the square.

I made several extras of these squares.  While waiting to get all my traded squares from others in the mail, I decided to try a couple projects with my squares.  After all, you might be wondering what can be done with these, right?

Support ribbon square on a note card

So, here is my first project.  The square is on one of the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes found on page 195 of the annual catalog.  I just love the note cards.  They are a great value, too.  The word courage is from the coordinating stamp set called Ribbon of Courage stamped in Fresh Fig.  Add some of the Fresh Florals designer paper by tracing around the flap of the envelope, cut, and adhere.  It's makes a cute little set, doesn't it?

Support Ribbon card

Here's my next project.  This is a standard A2 card.  The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  Fold.  The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Add a strip of the Fresh Florals cut 1 x 5 1/4.  Adhere the two squares.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Beautiful Bouquet.

Support Ribbon projects

I just love our new In Colors.  I used Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Fresh Fig.  I love how these projects came together, too.

In my next post, I'll be sharing my project with all of the squares.  I want to thank Tamra Davis for getting this swap together.  I just love getting happy mail!  See you next time!  If you see any supplies you would like to have I'd love to have you buy them from me.  I hope that doesn't sound shameless!

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Tranquil Tulips is the Best Set Ever!

If you look at Stampin' Up! on Pinterest, you have seen some of the beautiful cards made with the Tranquil Tulips stamp set.  I just don't know what to say.  It kind of makes my heart do a little flip.  There could be a few of you that have not been able to find this set in the catalog.  That's because it is one the the Host sets in the back of the book.  Tranquil Tide is on page 223.  You can get it for $10 in Host Rewards.  That means you need an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax to earn it.  Here's the card I made.

Tranquil Tulips  vanilla note card

This card was made using the new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.  It looks so rich.  I made a stack of these.  They will be used to send to my Shut-Ins at church and for Thank You cards for friends and customers.  This card was so easy to make.  The stamps do all of the work.

  • The stripe down the side is from the stamp set Butterfly Basics.  It's been around for a few years.  It's so pretty.  Stamp this is Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set Blooms & Wishes, also in Archival Black.
  • The leaves and stems are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.  The tulips are stamped in Berry Burst.  There really is no trick to this.  It's a two stamp process.  Stamp the background stamp and then stamp the more detailed one on top.  It's really as simple as that.  As I said, the stamps do all the work.  Finish off the flower with the center of the flower.  I stamped this in Archival Black, too.
  • For the smaller flower, stamp the stems in Tranquil Tide.  The flower is stamped in Fresh Fig.  It is also a two stamp process.  Stamp the background and then stamp the detailed stamp on top.
  • Now to finish the card, add some black speckles.  Just take the large end of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and flick it against the lid toward your paper.

Tranquil Tulip Thanks inside

Here's the inside of the card.  I just added a little flower near the bottom.  The sentiment here is from the stamp set Just Add Text.  

You can see this card would fit any occasion.  I so love that all you have to do is stamp, stamp, stamp.  It's what we love.  I've already addressed and mailed most of my cards.  This is what I have left.  I just might need to make some more!

Tranquil Tulips Thanks group

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 465

Hello, again!  Once again, it's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge. Our challenge today is to use the colors Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Peekaboo Peach.


And, here is my card for this week's challenge.

CCMC #465

I chose today to have a mostly Whisper White background and a little color.  To make that white stand out a little more, I used the brand new 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Ruffled.  I did spritz my card stock with water before running the folder through the Big Shot.  Of course it will need to dry.  I recommend Fast Fuse to adhere it to the card stock.  Here are the rest of the details.

  • The card base is Night of Navy 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Use the Ruffled embossing folder.
  • The May Flowers Framelits Dies were used to cut out the large navy flower and the green leaves.
  • The Flourish Thinlits Dies were used to cut out the peach flowers.
  • Adhere the flowers and use a Gold Faceted Gem in the middle of the navy flower.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.  Stamp on a piece of scrap Whisper White in Tranquil Tide.  Punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add dimensionals.  Wrap some Gold Metallic Thread around your fingers (I used two), slide off and attach to the dimensionals.  I actually did this two times to cover the length of the tag.

Inside of CCMC #465

Here's the inside of the card.  Just add another leaf and small flower.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Garden in Bloom, stamped in Tranquil Tide.


There you go.  Quick and simple.  That is the first time I've used that large flower die from May Flowers.  It won't be the last.  Isn't it beautiful!  This card could be used for any occasion.  I hope you'll make one!

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A Mini Sequin Trim Seat Gift, Oh Yeah!

I've been blogging about my Stampin' Bingo event.  If you are interested in the Make & Takes we made for the event, go here and here.  As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I love to shower my friends with a seat gift for each Bingo event.  This time I just couldn't resist using the new Mini Sequin Trim.  It comes in black, gold, and silver.  I decided to give a sampling of each.  Here's the seat gift!

Mini Sequin Trim Seat Gift

Isn't this just so cute and sparkly!  There's lots of metallics here.  Each package has 1 1/2 yards of each trim.  I was able to get 6 gifts from each spool of trim.  This did take a little while to assemble, but it makes a really cute package!

  • Start with the 3 x 6 Gusseted Bag.  I didn't really need the gusset, but this bag is the perfect size.  When you put the card into the bag, just put it in front of the gusset.  You get 25 gusseted bags.
  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 2 5/8 x 5.  Also cut a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate the same size, 2 5/8 x 5.  
  • Cut all of the trim in 1 1/2 yard lengths.  Wind each piece around the two papers. I just held the papers together while I wrapped the trim around.  Tie the trim to keep it in place.  I used the 1/8 inch ribbon in gold and silver. I also used the 1/4 inch natural trim in gold.
  • The header was made using the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Cut each piece 3 x 3 and fold in half.   I used all of the colors in the pack, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Fresh Fig.
  • Using the colors in card stock stamp the sentiment from Blooms & Wishes in Versamark.  Add gold embossing powder and melt it with the Heat Tool.  Cut this oval out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Attach half of one of the smallest Metallic Foil doilies to the bottom.  Attach to the header.  Add the header to the bag with one of the Gold Binder Clips.

Mini Sequin Trim Seat Gift

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