Thursday, 29 June 2017

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Happiest of Days

A week or so ago I decided to do something that I've wanted done since I was a teen.  Here's the story: I have two baby teeth which is apparently not all that uncommon. Well, these baby teeth are large, thus crowding the teeth in my lower jaw.  So, I had those two teeth removed yesterday, and as it turns out, I am a BIG BABY!  I wanted attention, someone to take care of me, bring me homemade applesauce I made the day before and blankets and, and and..  See - big baby.  But, that was yesterday.  Today I'm almost back to being my usual self.  By the way, the story doesn't end here.  In a few weeks I'll be sporting braces.  Not the train-track kind, they'll be invisible.

Enough about my teeth, and on to today's card!  I've been having so much fun playing with the new Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up! Creating cool textured backgrounds is a snap!  You'll soon be seeing more cards I've made using the Embossing Paste. 

This 'diamond' pattern was achieved using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  I used Washi Tape to hold down the cardstock and mask, then applied the Embossing Paste using SU's Palette Knives.  How easy is that!!

Isn't this font lovely!  The stamp is from the Happiest of Days set <--gorgeous stamp set!!
 Once I stamped the sentiment, I die cut it using my Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I had previously die cut flowers from the Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, and on a whim, placed them behind the die cut sentiment.  Pretty darn tootin' cute! 

A close up of the texture.   What's also great about this is if you don't yet have a Big Shot, adding Embossing Paste to the card will give your cards pizzazz! 

Supply List

Happiest of Times Stamp set

Big Shot

Colourful Seasons Dies

Embossing Paste

 Palette Knives & Pattern Party Decorative Masks

 Stitched Shapes Framelits & Support Ribbon Framelit Dies

 Island Indigo & Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock

Island Indigo Ink

 Tombo Multi-Purpose Glue, Dimensionals and Fine Tipped Glue Pen


To colour the Embossing Paste, use Stampin' Up! re-inkers
Add just a drop of re-inker to only as much Embossing Paste as you'll be using for your project
Have fun experimenting with colours

In Gratitude

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you learned a bit about Embossing Paste today. 
As always, I welcome your comments, and remember, if you have any questions about the products, please get in touch with me.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Colour Theory & Colourful Seasons

I have a treat for you today!  As mentioned in a previous post, I did a workshop where the ladies all made four cards, and I'll be showing you one of those cards today, plus a similar card I made for an anniversary.  Two cards today!

I kind of had my doubts about the Colour Theory DSP, but I'm sooooo over it! The ombre paper I used for the layer is fabulous, and in that same DSP pack was the paper I die cut for the flowers. It has a crackle look it it, adding another dimension to the flowers - love!!

 I used the dies from the Colourful Seasons bundle for the flowers.  The sentiment & branch, also from the Colourful Seasons bundle are both stamped in Crumb Cake ink. I used my Pretty Label punch for the sentiment, then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots for a wee sparkle.

Some of the flowers were adhered with my Fine Tip Glue Pen, and the balance of the flowers, plus the sentiment are popped up with dimensionals.  I finally got to use my mini dimensionals - they are the perfect size for small cutouts!  

Here are a couple of pic from the workshop

Now for my second card - a lovely 60th Anniversary card.  Once again I used paper from the Colour Theory DSP., for the layer and flowers.  I'm always happy to bring out the Glimmer Paper, and especially for such a momentous occasion! Sixty years is extraordinary!!
 I used my Happy Birthday Thinlit, and easily cut 'Birthday' from it, then die cut the 6 & 0 from my Large Numbers Framelits.  The 'th' and word Anniversary stamped on the inside of the card are both from the Number of Years stamp set.

The picture doesn't do this card justice - the glimmer is spectacular!

Here's the inside of the card.  I used Smoky Slate ink for the sentiment.  I hope you can see the Whisper White die cut flowers.  They add a simple, yet elegant touch.

Supply List

 Colourful Seasons Bundle 

Colour Theory DSP

Happy Birthday Thinlit

Large Numbers Framelits & Number of Years stamp set

 Silver Glimmer Paper
Mini Dimensionals & Fine Tip Glue Pen

Pretty Label Punch & Glitter Enamel Dots

 Smoky Slate & Crumb Cake ink pads

Remember to pop up parts of your card - a wow for your cards!
And - bundle up and save 10%
Look for versatility in stamp sets & dies.
Shop with me - I'm a super nice down-to-earth gal 😊

In Gratitude
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today and perhaps have been inspired to get crafty!  As always, I welcome your comments, and if you have any questions about the products please get in contact with me.



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Just for You - Watercolour Words

I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop with some lovely young ladies this past weekend.  Everyone made four cards, two that had appeared on previous blog posts, and two new cards.  Today I have one of those new cards to show you.

The ladies had requested a baby card, and as surprising as it may seem, I don't have any of the stamp sets from the 'For Babies & Kids' section of the new catalogue.  At least not yet. 😉

To make this card, I started with a base of Smoky Slate, and added a layer of Pool Party embossed using the Oh My Stars TIEF.  I pumched Whisper White cardstock with my Banner Triple Punch then stamped the sentiment 'Just for You', from Watercolour Words in Pool Party ink. It's hard to believe I was 'iffy' about this set at first - but no more!  I simply love this font and the images that are in this set!  The dragonfly cluster was die cut using my Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, adding a light and airy look to this card. The finishing touches for this card are the tiny flowers die cut in Whisper White using one of the dies from my Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  Daffodil Delight is a vibrant colour, so to achieve the much lighter tone I wanted for the flowers, I dabbed my Stampin' Sponge into the ink, stamped my grid paper to remove some of the colour, then lightly 'brushed' the sponge to the flowers, purposely not covering them entirely with colour.

Perhaps not a traditional baby card, but lovely nonetheless.  Plus, it's a quick card to make!

Here's the supply list:

Watercolour Words stamp set

Boutquet Bunch Framelits and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

Oh My Stars Embossing Folder & Triple Banner Punch

Daffodil Delight and Pool Party stamp pads 

Fine Tip Glue Pen & Multi-purpose Glue

Pool Party & Smoky Slate cardstock

I hope you enjoyed my card and post today and I welcome your comments.

Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, 19 June 2017

A Little Wild

I hope everyone had a great and safe weekend!  There were quite a few crazy storms and severe weather watches in Southern Ontario.

 I also want to wish all those wonderful Fathers out there a Happy (belated) Father's Day.

Check out these adorable projects featuring A Little Wild stamp set!  Does it get any cuter!  Not only can you make gift tags, the images are super sweet for cards!

The stamp set and dies can be bundled up - saving you 10%.
They're just so much cuter than store bought tags and cards!

Are these little cuties on your shopping list?
You can shop with me 24/7.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.