Seasonal Layers  Fall Holiday Gift

Seasonal Layers Fall Holiday Gift

I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy gift giving ideas.  Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I knew I wanted to use our Seasonal Layers framelits.  I love the leaves in that set. And what says Fall better than rich colored leaves?

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Lucky me, I found these cute mugs at my local Dollar Tree.  As soon as I saw the leaf design, I knew they would compliment the leaves in our Seasonal Layers set.  And to make matters even better, I scooped up some of the Fall Taffy. I think that’s a match made in Fall heaven. 

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It was easy to pull the perfect color combo for my Seasonal Layers holiday mug. Stampin’ Up!’s color palette is so versatile and trendy. I found the perfect color match, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. I wanted the tag to be over the top pretty, so Tin Tile Dynamic Textures Embossing Folder to the rescue.

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Be sure to lightly spritz your paper with water before running it through the Big Shot with this folder.  It really makes the embossing pop.  I cut a scallop circle with our Layering Circles Framelit and then highlighted the raised areas with Pumpkin Pie ink.  Next, my Seasonal Layers leaves; one each in Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Garden Green created the perfect focal image.

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Did you notice the polka dot tulle is tinted in Pumpkin Pie?  That’s an easy technique I can teach you now to do in my FREE video tutorial.

Are you making your gift list?  Who are the lucky ones that will receive one of these?  I know you just can’t wait to create some of your own.  

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Tag – Scallop Circle – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the Layering Circles framelits and embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
  • Leaves – Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, Pumpkin Pie CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″, and Garden Green CS – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the dies from Seasonal Layers. Stamp tone on tone, on the Cajun Craze and Garden Green leaves with the stamp from Touches of Texture. 
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 3″, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Pumpkin Pie. Dovetail both ends.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – 2 pieces at 8″ each
  • Linen Thread – approximately 30″
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets – 1 small
  • Cello Bag – 6″ x 8″

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Tropical Chic Gatefold Card

Tropical Chic Gatefold Card

Aloha!  I’m in a tropical state of mind creating all the projects and goodies for my 2018 Tropical Chic WOW Team Retreat.  The bundle in our Annual Catalog was sending me Tropical Vibes!! Oh my, the colors in this suite, Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce, are just down right relaxing.  

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Have you seen the suite on page 121?  There is a fabulously yummy stack of designer series paper, Tropical Escape.  It’s a 6×6 format pack with forty-eight sheets.  You can create lots and lots of cards, treat holders, and even accents on scrapbook pages. There is even some Tropical Elements that are stinkin’ cute.

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The focal image along with the flowers and tropical leaves were created with dies from the set. I love the way Stampin’ Up! products all coordinate. Finishing off the inside of the card was quick and easy because the Tropical Chic set has not only beautiful tropical images, but sentiments as well.

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I can’t wait to show my card to my Team Members and create along side them this week.  It’s going to be so much fun.  Stay tuned, I’ll bet I’ll have a recap post coming soon.  

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To really make the flowers pop, I highlighted them with wink of Stella and colored those cute little pearls with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.  Those alcohol markers come in so handy.  Here’s my FREE video tutorial so that you can create one of these too.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blushing Bride CS – 4 ¼” x 11”, score at 2 ¾” and 8 ¼”
  • Mats – Whisper White CS – two @ 2 ½” x 4”, Basic Black CS – two @2 ¼” x 3 ¾” and Tropical Escape DSP – two @ 3 ½” x 2”
  • Focal Image – Granny Apple Green CS – 3” x 3” and Tropical Escape DSP – 3” x 3”
  • Leaves – Tropical Escape DSP – 4 ¼” x 1 ¾”
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 1 ¾” and Shaded Spruce CS – 2 ¾” x 1 ¾”
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 2 ¾” x 3 ½”
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Stamping/Inking:
  • Sentiment– On the Whisper White CS stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce
  • Flowers – On the Whisper White CS stamp the three flower images in Blushing Bride
  • Inside Mat – On the Whisper White large mat stamp the sentiment at the top in Shaded Spruce and the accent band at the bottom in Granny Apple Green
  • Color three pearls with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.
  • Die Cutting:
  • Die cut the sentiment with the layering oval framelit.
  • Die cut a scallop oval from the Shaded Spruce CS with the layering oval framelit.
  • Die cut the detail image from the Granny Apple Green CS for the focal image.
  • Die cut the stamped flower images.
  • Assembly:
  • Using your bone folder crease the card front on the scorelines
  • Adhere the inside mat to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the front mats together with wet glue.
  • Adhere the front mats to the card front with wet glue.
  • Adhere the detail die cut to the 3×3 piece of Tropical Escape DSP.
  • Adhere the focal image to the left flap of the card.
  • Pop the sentiment to the scallop oval.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the focal image with wet glue.
  • Adhere the leaves and pop the flowers.
  • Adhere the pearls to the center of the flowers 

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Big Shot

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Accented Blooms Thank You

Accented Blooms Thank You

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I’m very excited to share today’s project with you.  I’ll be using the beautiful Accented Blooms stamp set.  One of the best features of this set is that there is a coordinating punch.  That makes creating with Accented Blooms quick and easy.

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WOW, do you just love that background paper?  Accented Blooms is just that. A set you can use to accent all your die cuts, pretty papers and techniques with.  My Brushos were calling my name.  I hadn’t used them in a bit and knew I wanted my backdrop to be bright, vibrant and colorful.  I used both the Yellow and Gamboge to create my Accented Blooms background.

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My color combination highlights lots of our new colors, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, and Shaded Spruce. Aren’t they yummy?

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I used one of my favorite die sets, Foliage Frames, to create all the wonderful accent pieces. Stamping the Thank You, from Accented Blooms, in Poppy Parade started things off.  I love the font. This card is really quick and easy, uses minimal supplies and still packs the WOW factor. Would you like to create along with me.  Here’s my latest FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Poppy Parade CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Shimmery White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, create the background with brushos, as shown in the video
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″ – stamp the image in Poppy Parade and punch with the Tailored Tag punch.
  • Accent – Shaded Spruce CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″ – cut the image with the die from Foliage Frames
  • Sprigs – Mango Melody CS – 2″ x 1 3/4″ and Poppy Parade CS – 2″ x 1 3/4″, cut the 2 leaves in each color from the dies from Foliage Frames.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White classic Weave – 15″

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Big Shot

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Abstract Impressions Thank You

Abstract Impressions Thank You

WOW, oh WOW, is all I can say about the Abstract Impressions Bundle.  This set is so easy to use, you aren’t going to believe it.  No lining up, no need for an indicator, no stress, just the freedom to create beautiful projects quick and easy.  

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I wanted to use some new colors, and I usually don’t gravitate to purple, but, oh my, Stampin’ Up! hit it out the park with the two new shades of purple added to our color palette.  Gorgeous Grape is a deep purple, while Highland Heather is a more subtle shade.  But, you know what, I love them both.

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With minimal supplies and only one die set, you can create beautiful cards just like this.  You’ll feel like an artist creating great abstracts with this fantastic stamp set.

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I wanted to do a little something different with the bow and that luscious metallic edge ribbon.  So, I just cut the edge off both sides and used that to create this wispy bow.

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 I just couldn’t stop stamping those yummy flowers. I even stamped a few on the inside mat.  Don’t you just love it?

Want to see this set in action?  Here’s a video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Highland Heather CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS –  5″ x 3 3/4″, using Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape, stamp the flowers as shown in the video.  Stamp the leaves in Pear Pizzazz
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″ – Stamp the flowers as shown in the video.
  • Sentiment – Scallop Oval – Gorgeous Grape CS 3″ x 2″, cut with the Layering Oval Scallop die. Whisper White CS 0 3″ x 2″, stamp the Thank You in Gorgeous, cut with the Layering Oval Die, ink the edges in Gorgeous Grape.

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Delightfully Detailed Gift Card Set

Delightfully Detailed Gift Card Set

The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is the bomb!!  This gorgeous paper makes creating a set of beautiful Thank You cards quick and easy.  It pairs wonderfully with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes.  With one package of each, I created twenty cards.

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I’ve even decided to use my box from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit to create a gift set for my dear friend.  The box will hold five cards with envelopes and I’ll even throw in the postage for a little added treat.

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I so enjoyed working on this project.  The sweet little butterfly was fun to color.  It’s a gorgeous new image in the Painted Glass set and has a matching die, so no fussy cutting.  And hooray, it is being offered in a bundle format, saving you 10%.  There are nine dies in the set, six of them lovely intricate stain glass type.   

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The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is vanilla on one side, white on the other side.  One design is a 12′ x 12″ pattern; the other has distinct patterns to cut out and use.  Those fit perfectly on the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards. The package of DSP has 8 sheets, 4 each of 2 designs. In this set I used our new Pearlized Doilies which are pearlized on one side and white on the other, making them easy to customize to any color in your project.

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To create all twenty of the notecards, I used only one sheet of other designer series paper, Nature’s Poem.  This one is a must have, especially when planning your Fall projects.  I included a little snippet of the soft suede leaf pattered paper in each of the cards.

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The beautiful Delightfully Detailed Note Cards already have the color wash printed on the card front.  There are 20 color-washed cards in the set, 5 each of 4 designs and 20 envelopes are included as well.

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Can you believe all these intricate designs are already done for you in the laser-cut paper?  I think this one might be my favorite.  How about you?

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I even had a couple of these designs left over after I had created the 20 thank you cards.  I’ve got a couple of special offers and giveaways in my video tutorial.  Be sure to stay until the end to learn all about it.

Here’s how the magic happens:

  • Nature’s Poem DSP – 1′ x 3 1/2″ – Accent strip on the note cards
  • Sentiments – Very Vanilla CS – 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, stamped in Soft Suede
  • Oval Shaped Card – Nature’s Poem DSP – 4 3/4: x 1 3/4″
  • Accent Band on Card with Doily – Nature’s Poem DSP – 3 1/2″ x 2″

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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
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Distressed Metal Lovely Floral

Distressed Metal Lovely Floral

The Lovely Floral TEIF was speaking to me, try that distressed metal technique!  I did, and oh my it was fabulous.  I first learned the distressed metal technique from a fellow demonstrator, Melissa Kerman. Since then I’ve used it on a few projects, but I think this is my favorite so far.  

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We have such lovely metal foil sheets, available in copper, gold and silver.  In the new upcoming catalog, Stampin’ Up! will also be adding a lovely Champagne color to the annual lineup.  These metal type sheets are great embossed, standing alone or used for techniques like this one.  

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The distressed metal look is easy to achieve using our fine embossing powders.  My card has both silver and gold embossing powders on the copper focal image.  I also used our beautiful copper embossing powder on both the sentiment and the flowers on the inside mat.  The images come from the Love What You Do stamp set.

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I hope you give the distressed metal technique a try.  My how-to video tutorial is a great resource.  You can watch it over and over, like it and keep it in your favorites so that you can have it for future reference as well.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Cutting Measurements:

  • Card Base – I used Blackberry Bliss but Rich Razzleberry would work as well. – 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
  • Mat –Very Vanilla CS – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Focal Mat – Basic Black CS – 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”
  • Embossed Focal – Copper Foil – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Accent Band – Basic Black CS – 1 1/8” x 5” and Share What You Love DSP – 7/8” x 5”
  • Sentiment – Blackberry Bliss or Rich Razzleberry DS 2 ½” x 1 ½” and Very Vanilla CS 2 ½” x 1 ½”
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Share What You Love Embellishment Kit – One Silver Rose
  • Copper Metallic Thread – approximately 36”
  • Embossing Powders – Gold, Silver and Copper

Stamping/Technique:

  • Run your embossing buddy over the 2 ½” x 1 ½” piece of Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the “Thank You” from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Versa Mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
  • Run your embossing buddy over the on the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla CS. Stamp the larger flower cluster from the Love What You Do Stamp Set in Versa Mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
  • Distressed Metal Technique – Copper Foil Sheet 3 ½” x 3 ½” – Emboss the foil sheet with the Lovely Floral Dynamic TIEF. Temporarily secure the foil sheet onto a piece of scratch paper to protect your work surface.  Very light run your Staz-on pad over the surface.  You will see that the black ink will highlight parts of the embossed image. You don’t want to cover the entire surface, you are just highlighting.
  • Hit areas of the foil sheet randomly with your versa mark pad. Sprinkle with the gold embossing powder.  Heat set with the heat tool.  Repeat the process, but this time sprinkle with the silver embossing powder and heat set.
  • Last you will lightly drag your black staz on pad over the surface once again highlighting the embossed image.

Card Assembly:

  • The card will fold at the top.
  • Wet glue the Copper Foil embossed image to the Basic Black focal mat. Adhere one of the Silver Roses from the embellishment kit to the center of the large embossed flower.
  • Wet glue the DSP accent band to the accent band. Wet glue the band to the bottom portion of the Very Vanilla mat, about ¼” from the bottom. Wrap the excess to the back and secure with wet glue.
  • Wet glue the Very Vanilla mat to the card front.
  • Pop the focal image.
  • Die cut the sentiment with the layering oval and die cut a scallop oval.
  • Pop the sentiment to the scallop oval.
  • Loop the metallic thread around your fingers a few times and then glue dot to the back of the scallop oval. Wet glue the sentiment to the accent band.
  • Wet glue the inside mat to the inside of the card.

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Big Shot

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