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February 2017

So Detailed Thinlits Squared

If you are like me, the So Detailed Thinlits on page 52 caught your eye the first time you flipped through the Occasions catalog.  They are so pretty.  I can envision them on a quilt spread out on my king size bed.  With that thought in mind, here is the card.

So Detailed Thinlits

  • The card base is Calypso Coral 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.
  • Start by cutting the largest thinlit in Tip Top Taupe.  Glue it down on a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla.  
  • Using the smallest square from the  Stitched Shapes Framelits, cut it out in 4 rows of three.  Your paper will look like this when done.  Keep the squares in order so you'll know how to place them on the card base.

Detailed cut piece

  • Place the pieces along the bottom and up the middle to get your spacing.  Get those glued and then do the rest.
  • Wrap Linen Thread around the card three times and tie it.  The bow is made according to a video by Billie Moan.  You can see it here.  Attach the bow with a glue dot.
  • The Calypso Coral banner measures 7/8 x 3 1/2.  Stamp in coral with the flower from So In Love.  Notch at the end.
  • The vanilla banner is 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Stamp the greeting in coral.  It's from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  Notch the ends of this also.
  • Finish off the project with pearls.

Detailed close up

The inside of the card has another square with the So Detailed thinlits in vanilla in a Calypso Coral frame.  The sentiment is repeated three times in Tip Top Taupe and Calypso Coral.

Detailed inside

I do love how this card turned out.  The So in Love bundle includes the So Detailed Thinlits and the So in Love stamp set.  You can get it for 10% off if you buy it as a bundle.  Add in the Linen Thread and you'll qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

So Detailed Birthday

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Just in case you haven't noticed, I love stamping and sharing!  It's my happy place!

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Just a Little Paper Pumpkin Variation

I made about half of my January Paper Pumpkin Adoring Arrows treats just as the directions say as a gift to my customers at class last week.  Then I needed a few Valentine cards to send to friends.  This is the card I made using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.  I love the note cards.  They are such a great value!

Paper pumpkin note card

  • Start by stamping the background of the note card.  I used Blushing Bride. I thought it matched the vellum piece a little better.  Stamp the open heart across in rows.  Add some of the heart clusters around, too.
  • Cut a large section of the box on the score lines.  It turns out to be about 2 x 3 3/8.  Cut a piece of Blushing Bride card stock just a little bigger  at 2 1/8 x 3 1/2.  Your measurements could vary a little from mine.  Glue the gold heart piece to the pink piece.
  • Cut the striped vellum piece in half lengthwise.  Attach a piece to each side of the rectangle.
  • The heart is cut from Blushing Bride and the word love from Gold Foil Sheets both using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
  • There are three gold hearts.  One is the heart sticker for closing the bags and the other two are hearts for the arrow that have been cut apart.

Paper pumpkin group note cards

Some of these will go to friends and also some as thank you cards!

Paper pumpkin 3 x 3

This is a 3 x 3 card I made for a gift enclosure.  Stampin' Up! no longer has the envelopes for this size card.  I did buy a bunch of packs when they were on clearance.  Of course you can use the Envelope Punch Board to make your own envelopes.

The pot is one of the box flaps from the bottom of the box.  I sponged it Calypso Coral.  Add a little strip of the vellum on the bottom of the card and place the pot on top.  The greenery of from the Oh So Succulent set in Wild Wasabi.  I used the Confetti Hearts Border punch to cut over the left over gold sheet once the hearts were gone.  I was able to get enough complete hearts to add to the pot. The sentiment is part of the stamp set that comes with the Paper Pumpkin.

Paper pumpkin 3 x 3 group

I did come up with another card using one of the longer flaps as a planter.

Paper pumpkin alternative

I'm not so sure if I like this one.  I don't think I needed to add the heart cluster to the flowers.  It was a case of not knowing when to stop.

Did you know that you would qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item just by ordering a three month subscription to Paper Pumpkin?  And it's on sale.


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Time to Celebrate

My son Jeff had a birthday last week.  He is 37.  You may not believe it, but I remember being 37.  I honestly don't know where time has gone!  How did I get old enough to have a child that is 37?  I can't really even call him a child, can I?  Well, he will always be mine.  Here he is when he was little and now.  He loves his dogs!

Jeff collage

Here is the birthday card I made for Jeff.

Happy Celebrations

I used Dapper Denim and Basic Black on this card because Jeff loves Duke basketball. So, the black has nothing to do with the fact that he is 37, just in case you are wondering.  Here are the details for this card.

  • The card base is Dapper Denim measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, and folded.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  
  • The Designer Series Paper used is Urban Underground Specialty.  It measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Use the new Sponge Brayer to color this paper with Dapper Denim ink.  Just keep adding ink until you have the desired color.  Cut the paper at a diagonal.  Adhere part to the top of the black and the other part to the bottom. The banner across will cover up the space that is left.
  • Stamp the balloon in black onto denim card stock and punch out with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Stamp the balloon string in black.  Stamp twice so that the string hangs out under the banner to the bottom of the page.  Do this by first inking the top part of the string, stamp, clean, and then ink the bottom and stamp.  Adhere the balloon with dimensionals.
  • Using a 2 inch strip of Whisper White and the celebrate from the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders, emboss.  This makes a debossed image in the paper. Stamp with the circle stamp from Happy Celebrations in Dapper Denim, denim stamped off, Basic Black, and black stamped off until all of the word has been highlighted.
  • The greeting is from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Stamp on a 1/4 strip of Whisper White and notch the ends.

Celebrate inside

Here's the inside of the card.

Happy Celebrations Alternative

I wanted to try an alternative with the solid balloon from Balloon Adventures.  I also used the sentiment in a different way.

Celebrate double 2

Which one do you like best?  Happy Birthday, Jeff!

Happy Celebrations birthday

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Beautiful You and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack

One of the most popular stamp sets in the 2017 Occasions catalog for Stampin' Up! is the Beautiful You set.  I shared a card using this set here if you would like to check it out.  Today's card also uses the paper piecing technique.  This set lends itself so easily to this technique.  Who doesn't want to play dress up?  I loved paper dolls as a kid. Ah, the simple days.

Beautiful You and Sending Love

  • This card starts with a card base of Thick Whisper White card stock.  Cut it 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 and fold.
  • The dotted Sending Love Designer Series Paper measures 2 3/4 x 5 1/2.  A thin strip of Basic Black card stock (1/4 x 5 1/2) butts up against it.
  • The Whisper White card stock insert measures 3 1/2 x 3.  It has a black layer under it measuring 3 5/8 x 3 1/8.
  • The woman is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  Allow to dry a little.  Stamp again on the Sending Love paper getting the dress and hat.  When I cut this, I did cut the whole piece together including the hair.  Glue this to your woman.
  • Use the Watercolor Pencils to lightly color the skin with Early Espresso and blend with the Blender Pen.  I also used the Bermuda Bay pencil to color in the puddle at her feet and blended.
  • For the sun, punch a circle with the 3/4 inch circle punch in the middle of a sticky note.  Adhere this so that the empty circle is where you would like the sun to be. Using a sponge dauber and Daffodil Delight ink, color in the circle.  When you remove the sticky note, your sun will be just where you want it.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.

Beautiful you 4

  • Add pieces of the Lace Doilies to the top and bottom of the insert.
  • Adhere to the card front.

Beautiful you

The greeting on the inside is from Beautiful You also.  I added a strip of Sending Love paper to the bottom measuring 1 inch x 4 1/4.

Beautiful You Sending Love

There are so many possibilities for the Beautiful You stamp set.  Search for it on Pinterest.  Are you a follower of my Pinterest board?  You can follow my original designs here.

Do you know that you can purchase the Beautiful You stamp set, Thick Whisper White card stock, Basic Black card stock, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, and the Lace Doilies and qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item from the brochure?  You'll need these to make this card.  My product list is below.  Thanks for reading my blog today!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: February 2017

The Color Fusers are having their February Blog Hop with a slate of new colors to fuse.  You are in for a treat.  You'll see some great projects on our hop.  

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As you can see, this month we are using Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, and Peekaboo Peach.  I'm adding in a little Silver Foil, too.  I'm excited about how my card came together.

Nailed It for Color Fusers

I just got the bundle, Nailed It, last week and decided I wanted to use it for this challenge.  I was looking through some of the designer series paper that we have to spark some ideas.  Then I remembered I had seen some tools at one time that had printed handles.  I'm even thinking that Stampin' Up! had something like that at Convention several years ago.  Thus, this card came to be.  In my case, I'm not handy, but I could have some cute tools, right?  So here we go.

  • Start with a card base of Early Espresso measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The Calypso Coral layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The Whisper White card stock layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Using Peekaboo Peach ink, stamp the nails, screw, and bolt all over the white to make your own patterned paper for the background.
  • I did incorporate several different designer series papers for this project.  The circle is cut from the Early Espresso piece in the Neutrals DSP stack.  (DSP means Designer Series Paper.)  Use the Layering Circles Framelits.  The scallop circle is cut from Calypso Coral and also uses the Layering Circles Framelits.  Adhere the two and then attach to the card with dimensionals.
  • The tools are pieced.  First stamp them on Silver Foil paper with Jet Black Stazon ink.  It would probably be safe to let that dry a little.  Stamp the handles in Stazon on the patterned paper.  I used A Little Foxy for the saw, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack for the hammer, and Fruit Stand for the screwdriver.  Cut out all the pieces with the Build It Framelit Dies and then piece them together to complete each tool.  Adhere to the circle.
  • Since the handles were pretty, I decided to add a bow of Linen Thread.  Attach with a glue dot.

Nailed it for CF close up

  • For the sentiment, stamp on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso.  This greeting is part of the Nailed It set.  Punch out using the Duet Banner punch.  I started to put it in the middle of the tools, but I just didn't want to cover them up.  I ended up putting it under the center circle.

Nailed it cf words

  • Using the framelits, cut out some more screws and bolts in Silver Foil to place around the card.

Nailed it cf inside

Finish off the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Window Shopping set stamped in Early Espresso.  Add some more of the nails, screws, and bolts in Peekaboo Peach.

Nailed it CF

I know you know just who needs this card!  Hopefully, you'll see that the Nailed It set is not just for manly men, but for all of us want-to-be and maybe already-are handy people.  There has to be lots of you out there.  Just not at my house, sad to say.  We do have other great qualities. 

Get the Nailed It bundle, some Silver Foil Sheets, and some of the great Urban Underground Embellishments on page 47 of the Occasions catalog and you'll qualify to get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I have the embellishments ordered, but they didn't come in time for me to use them on this card.  Hopefully, you'll see them in the future.

Please continue on the hop.  Melissa is next.  As I said, there are great projects to be seen.  It really is fun to stretch out and use some color combinations that are different for me.  I do like this one!  My list of supplies used for this card follows the hop list.

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