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January 2016

Flowering Fields Forever

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Well, I guess Flowering Fields won't last forever.  Since it's a Sale-a-Bration item it will only be around until March 31st. Welcome to the first ever blog hop by the NC demo group.  We are excited to share with you!  You might have come from Kitty's blog. Didn't she have a great project to share?  If you are starting here, please continue on the hop.  You'll be glad you did.

Today I want to share a card using the Flowering Fields stamp set.  I love flowers and I love this set.

Flowering Fields card

I started with a card base of Rose Red cut to 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Blushing Bride.  It's cut at 4 X 5 1/4.  I added a piece of patterned paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack cut at 3 3/4 X 5.  I think it offsets the flowers perfectly. The Whisper White cardstock in the center is cut at 3 1/4 X 4 1/2.  I stamped the flowers in the Basic Black Archival ink since I planned to color them using blender pens.  I wanted my flowers to appear taller than the stamp.  To do this I stamped the flower near the top of the paper.  Then I covered the flower with a scrap piece of paper and stamped the flower again at the bottom being sure to match the stems.

Flowering Fields work shot

I put the patterned paper across to cover where the two stems met when stamping.  This makes it appear that the flowers are taller than they really are.  The patterned paper is cut at 1 1/4 X 3 1/4.  The paper is from the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and is another of the free Sale-a-Bration choices that we have.  The stamp set and paper coordinate so well together.  I used Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, and Marina Mist to color the flowers.  When using blender pens, just press down the lid of the ink pad before you open it.  The color will be in the lid and ready for you to use.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Sky is the Limit stamp set.  It's also a Sale-a-Bration item.  It's inked in Rose Red on Whisper White and cut out using the Oval Framelits.  I adhered it with dimensionals and finished it off with a Rose Red Candy Dot from the Regals collection.

Flowering Fields card with envelope

Doesn't it look beautiful paired with an envelope lined with the same patterned paper!  For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from Suite Sayings and another flower.

Flowering Fields inside of cardHere is another card that we'll be making in my Clean & Simple class next week.

SAB Honeycomb Happiness ChickThis card uses the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set from Sale-a-Bration.  I also used the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper for the chick.  I stamped the chick on the Whisper White and colored in the feet.  Then I stamped the chick again on the patterned paper and cut it out.  I just cut off the feet.  I colored in the chick's beak and adhered it with dimensionals on top of the original chick.  I had to embellish with a bow made from the Island Indigo cotton ribbon.  

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  To continue on with the next blog on the NC Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Tour, you'll want to visit Amy Ingram.  I'm certain you'll enjoy the projects she has to share with you.  To view her blog, you can click on her name.  Enjoy the journey!

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Mickey or Minnie? It's Disney today!

I have a good friend who plans Disney trips.  She loves to give her customers handmade cards as a thank you.  She orders those cards from me.  I'm working or an order for her and I thought I would share the cards I am making.  I pin a lot of cards with a Disney theme and use them to copy or for inspiration.  I search Pinterest for Stampin' Up Disney.  Give it a try if this is something you like.  I did have one card that was completely my creation.

Disney Balloon Builders

This card has a Real Red base.  The Basic Black layer is cut at 4 X 5 1/4. The top of the card is Whisper White measuring 3 3/8 X 3 7/8.  The bottom is cut from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack and is 1 3/4 X 3 7/8.  The thin black strip is 1/8 X 4.  The Balloon Builders set was used to make the Mickey balloons.  I used the largest balloon shape and added the largest circle for the ears.  On the base of the white cardstock, I stamped the balloons in Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  The Memento Black balloons were stamped on scrap white cardstock and cut out with my paper snips. I added linen thread and put the balloons on the base with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the stamp set Rose Wonder. That set has such great sentiments!

I'll share the other Disney cards that I made.

Disney candy apple

Disney Popsicle

Disney head background


Disney red dotted hair bow


Disney hand card


And here is a picture of all of the cards.  My friend will get 2 or each design.

Disney group of cards

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I have something special coming up for my next post.  The North Carolina Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are having their very first blog hop.  Wish us luck on the mechanics of it all. Maybe I should say, wish ME luck.  It all goes live Sunday, January 31st at 8:00 pm EST.  This will take the place of my Monday post.  Check back!


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Clean & Simple

Next week, I'll be having several different classes.  I want to share the cards we'll be making on Saturday, February 6th from 10:00 until 12:00.  We will make 3 cards.  This started as a beginner class, but I felt that was just too limiting.  These are great cards and anyone would like to make them.  Sometimes we need a little "in and out" class.

Clean & Simple February, 2016I wish I could say that the cards were all original to me, but they are not.  I got my inspiration for the Birthday Blooms card from Kylie Bertucci and for the Number of Years card from Amy Koenders.  I'm going to take the credit for the Honeycomb Happiness card.  I've said it before.  I love, love, love Pinterest!  If you are interested in attending my class and you are near Conover, NC, just leave me a comment.  The class is $10 for the three cards or free with a $25 or more catalog order.  Bring your own adhesive.

Short and sweet today.  Come back and take a look on Friday!

Rose Wonder is Wonderful!

I've been playing with the Rose Wonder stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlit Dies.  I'm loving them!  Did you know that you can buy these as a bundle and save 15%.  You can!  I'm working on a class with this bundle.  I'll share that at a later time.  Here is a card I've worked on.

Rose Wonder Blog

This card on a card base of Cherry Cobbler cut at 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  I used the black and white designer series paper from the Neutrals Color Collection paper stack.  The oval was cut from Whisper White with the Ovals Collection Framelits.  I cut three of the smallest flowers using Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the Rose Garden Thinlits.  The leaves are Garden Green and they are also from the Rose Garden Thinlits.  I cut two of those.  The shorter flowers have one stem cut in half.

Rose Wonder Blog close up of card

The shape of the sentiment is part of the bundle also.  I stamped in Garden Green and then cut it out using the thinlits.  This set has several different sentiments that are good for different occasions.  It's very versatile.  It has great sayings for the outside and inside of your card!

Rose Wonder Blog inside of card

The inside of the card, on Whisper White, uses the leaves from the stamp set.  The saying here is from Fabulous Four.  It's all ready to brighten someone's special day!

Thanks for reading my post today.  I'll see you on Wednesday!

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Winter Outside. It's Spring Inside!

The biggest snow storm of the season is here, but I'm thinking spring inside.  I've been wanting to experiment with the Balloon Builders set, and I finally found the time.  I thought flowers and I had seen a bee in the Occasions catalog.  I put the two together.

Balloon builders flower and bee

The only limit to this set would be the imagination!  I began with a Cherry Cobbler cardstock base measuring 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  I used the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper for the front of the card measuring 4 X 5 1/4.  I did use the Project Life Corner punch on the base of the card and the patterned paper.  The center piece is Whisper White cardstock cut using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  I added another piece of patterned paper down the center measuring 2 1/4 X 4.  The flowers are stamped in Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler ink with Crushed Curry used for the center.  The bee is stamped in Crushed Curry and Memento Black.  It was lots of fun!  The "Oh, Hello" sentiment is from the free Sale-a-Bration stamp set Honeycomb Happiness.  I stamped it with Memento Black on Whisper White and punched with the Word Window punch.  I punched some Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the Washi Label punch and adhered the words to it.  The "my friend" is from the And Many More stamp set.  I stamped the words in black on white and cut around the words.  I glued them to Cherry Cobbler and then cut out a frame around them.  The front panel is put on with dimensionals.

Balloon builders flower and bee close up of card

I had practiced my flowers and bee and I decided I couldn't let them go to waste.  I put them on the inside of the card after a little fussy cutting.  The saying is from  Honeycomb Happiness.

Balloon builders flower and bee inside of card

Now, what other objects can we make with the Balloon Builders set?  I just need more time to play!

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