Friday, February 24, 2017

Avant Garden Sympany

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Hello Stampers!
I have been on a sympathy card kick of late.  Unfortunately, it seems that I have needed a lot of these lately.  This card combines the FREE Advant Garden Sale-a-bration stamp set with the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set in the annual catalog.  Following is detailed instructions on how to cut and construct this card. I hope you will give it a try!  Below the instructions are "Easy to Order" icons. Simply click on the icon you need and you will be taken to my on-line store. Thanks for shopping with me!

Avant Garden Sympathy
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·         Stamp SetsAvant Garden(143272); Thoughts and Prayers (128751 wood) (127805 clear)
·         Card Stock – Basic Black (121045); Tip Top Taupe (138336); Pool Party (122924); Vellum Cardstock (101856)
·         Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)*OR* Jet Black StazOn Ink (101406)
·         Misc. – Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (141493); Big Shot (143263);Pool Party 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (141691); Heat Tool (129053); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Simply Scored Stylus (122334); Bone Folder (102300); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755);   1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850);  2” Circle Punch (133782)
·         Basic Black:              8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 ¼”, 4 ¼” x 3 ¼”, 3 ¾” x 2 2/3”, 4” x 1”
·         Tip Top Taupe:         5 1/4” x 4”                   4” x 3”                         3 ¾” x 2 ¾”
·         Pool Party:                 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”                            
·         Vellum Cardstock:  2 ¾” x 2 ¾”    
1.    Fold the Basic Black card base on score line and burnish with bone folder.  Place the large piece of Tip Top Taupe into the Petal Burst embossing folder and through the Big Shot . Adhere to front of card base with multipurpose glue. Set aside.
2.    Stamp the focal image, as shown, from Avant Garden with Tuxedo Black ink onto the Vellum Cardstock.  Use heat tool for fast drying. Only after the ink is completely dry, turn the stamped image over onto the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. On the back side, use the large end of the stylus to rub the flower petals hard enough to cause the vellum to turn white.  Apply glue dots on four corners and adhere to Pool Party square cardstock. Set aside.
3.    Hold the 4” x 3” Tip Top Taupe piece over the 3 ¾” x 2 ¾” Basic Black piece and, centered near the top, punch a 1 ¾” circle through both layers,. Then, center the 2” circle punch over the circle in the Tip Top Taupe piece only and punch the larger circle. (this creates the black inside border) Stamp the sentiment from Thoughts and Prayers toward the bottom of the Tip Top Taupe piece with Tuxedo Black Ink. Adhere these two pieces together with multipurpose glue carefully lining up the circle border.
4.    Glue dot or liquid glue the vellum/pool party piece behind the punched circles, lining up the focal point.  Adhere the 4 ¼” x 3 ¼” Basic Black to the back of the focal piece creating an equal border of black. Add a length of Pool Party ribbon tying a knot in the front.
5.    Hold the focal layer on top of the card base to determine placement of the 1” Basic Black strip. (You want the Pool Party ribbon to lay about center over the black strip) Adhere the black strip to the card front.
Finally, remove the paper from the dimensionals on the focal layer and adhere  to the center of the card front. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits

It's SHOWTIME on my blog today! Watch this video from the home office of Stampin' Up! to learn all about the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits and all the different ways to use them. Then, order yours today

And remember, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with this purchase! Did you see the NEW Sale-A-Bration offerings?  There are two new (and I must say AMAZING) stamp sets and 
THIS 6" x 6" pack of GLIMMER PAPER! See the new colors in this video
That is it for today. Use some glitter and make it a great day!
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Color Challenge

 Hello Stampers!
Here we are in the middle of February already; how time flies!! Thank you for joining our blog hop again and for welcoming Bonnie O'Neill to our group!  Our challenge, as you may already know, is to create a card using Night of Navy, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. Here is my take:

You are not seeing things. I am really using Mint Macaron glimmer paper!! It will be available on February 21st as one of the three NEW Sale-a-bration items!! There are three colors of glimmer...Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugar Plum.  
We can have a ton of FUN with all that glimmer!!
Here is an up close and personal look at the card detail. 

You can click on any of the icons below to order your supplies today! Now, it is time to hop on over to Rachel''s blog to see what she has to show you.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Sympathy

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Hello Stampers!
Here is an easy, yet gorgeous, sympathy card. It matches some sponging and stamping with the die cut flurry of golden dragonflies. Below are the cutting and constructing instructions for you.  Below the instructions are icons of each product you need to complete this project. Simply click on the icon that you need and be linked to my on-line store.  Thank you for shopping with me!

Dragonfly Sympathy
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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – Thoughts and Prayers (128751 wood) (127805 clear), Dragonfly Dreams (142924 photopolymer) or Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728)
  • PAPER – Tip Top Taupe (138336), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650), Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
  • INK – Pool Party Ink Pad (126982), Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad (131180), Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad (138325), Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (142749), Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional) (101049), Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)           
Cutting & Scoring:  
  • Cardstock Tip Top Taupe - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”, Scrap for banner ( ¾” x 2 ½”)
  • Cardstock Basic Black – (2) 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Cardstock Very Vanilla – (2) 5” x 3 ¾”           
  • Working with the Very Vanilla card front, sponge using Pool Party ink onto the upper one-third and Pear Pizzazz ink on the middle one-third.  Stamp the dotty stamp from Dragonfly Dreams set with Tip Top Taupe along the bottom one-third using both first and second generation ink. (Stamp once after inking completely and again without re-inking hence, first and second generation)
  • Working with the Very Vanilla inside card piece, stamp the same dotty stamp with Pool Party ink in first and second generation at the top as shown and repeat with Pear Pizzazz ink on the bottom. Then stamp the sentiment from Thoughts and Prayers in Tuxedo Black ink straight and centered in the middle using the stamp-a-ma-jig (optional tool).
  • Layer both stamped pieces of Very Vanilla onto Basic Black then onto card front and inside of card.
  • Stamp Sharing in you Sorrow on Tip Top Taupe with Tuxedo Black then fishtail one end. Apply to card front, bottom left with dimensionals, as shown.
  • Run the thinlet of five small dragon flies through the Big Shot cutting Gold Foil Sheet. (TIP: use your least scarred cutting plate, or a new plate, to avoid markings on the gold foil). Attach the dragonflies using one Mine Glue Dot on the body of each dragonfly.
  • Add three Basic Pearl Jewels as shown. 
  Happy Stampin'!