Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Sweet Soiree

Howdy Stampers! 
If you are coming here from Carol Payne's blog or from Rachel Yurkanin's blog...WELCOME!
When the topic of today's blog was announced...Sweet Soiree, my mind went straight for the drop-dead GORGEOUS specialty designer series paper in this suite. 
As you can see, the designer paper is the focal point of this card. I simply added the silver embossed sentiment accented with another banner in Rich Razzleberry to make an elegant card anyone should love to receive. 

In this more angled view and the close up below, the silver glimmer leaf accents can be appreciated.
These were die cut with one of the dies included in the thinlits that are a part of the fabulous bundle. 

See below for all the supplies used on today's card.  I hope you will have fun with this beautiful suite. Then, click to move on to the next blog.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Weekend Fun

Howdy Stampers!
I experienced a little bit of Heaven this past weekend.  We went South to see my son and his family and, while there...Grammy helped the girls make hand crafted Valentines for their class.
 This is Belle. She just turned 7. 
 And Audrey.  She recently turned 5.
And "mom" helping the youngest. 
We had a delightful time.  Nothing is better than stampin' it up with the grandkids!
Now...a reminder...TOMORROW evening, 9pm CST, the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop goes live. So, check back to see all the wonderful things this group has in store for YOU! 
Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hearts a Plenty - SUO Challenge #193

Howdy Stampers!
Today I am posting my SUO Challenge #193: Hearts a Plenty
And, as you can see, there are plenty of hearts on this ensemble!!
I have created a Valentine card that can be used for any occasion really because it just says "Just for You" with no Valentine sentiment. I love that! 
The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper makes it SO easy to create and coordinates very well with both the Sure Do Love You and the Heart Happiness stamp sets. Add a little sparkle and bling and you have yourself a masterpiece! 
Below you can see all the materials I used.  The little box was created to hold three truffles from a local shop.  Hope it inspires you to create your own valentine gift box and card! CASE away if you'd like.  I would be flattered!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – Sure Do Love You (145763-wood,145766-clear, 145966- clear bundle), Heart Happiness (145769)
  • PAPER – Calypso Coral (122925), Smoky Slate (131202), Whisper White (100730), Silver Glimmer Paper (135314), Gold Glimmer Paper (133719), Silver Foil Sheet (132178), Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)(145580)
  • INK – Calypso Coral (126983), Melon Mambo (126948), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (145653-thinlits, 145966- clear bundle), Sweet and Sassy Framelits Dies (141707), Silver Mini Gable Boxes (145568), Embossing Buddy (103083), Gold Embossing Powder (141636), Heat Tool (129053),  Gold Mini Sequin Trim (144128), Shimmer Ribbon Pack (SAB-147243), Stamping Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Cutting & Scoring:  
  • Calypso Coral - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Smoky Slate – (2) 5 1/8” x 4 1/8”
  • Whisper White – (2) 5” x 4”, 4 ¼” x 5 ½” for stamping, scraps
  • Gold and Silver Glimmer Paper – scraps
  • Silver Foil Sheet – scraps
  • Designer paper – 1 ½” x 12” and 1” x 5”
  • On the largest piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp two large hearts from Sure Do Love you, one in Melon Mambo and one in Calypso Coral.  Stamp the polka dot heart in Calypso Coral. Die cut these hearts with the appropriate framelits. Stamp ‘Just for You’ in Calypso Coral onto a scrap of Whisper White then trim to 2” x ½” and banner one end with your Paper Snips.  
  • Dust an area of your Whisper White paper with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp the banner ‘Sure Do Love You’ with Versamark. Dust with gold embossing powder and heat set. Die cut with appropriate thinlit. Add 3 or 4 dimensionals to this banner.
  • Adhere the short piece of DSP to 4” x 5” Whisper White as shown on the card front.  Layer onto a Smoky Slate mat.  Die cut the small hearts (as shown on the card) from the glimmer and foil scraps. Add all hearts, except the large Calypso Coral, as shown on the card. Adhere the matted card front to the card base.  
  • On the second piece of 4” x 5” Whisper White, stamp the large heart frame stamp from Sure Do Love You with Smoky Slate. Stamp the heart  shaped sentiment inside this stamped frame with Calypso Coral.  Layer this piece onto a Smoky Slate mat and adhere to the inside of the card.  
  • Construct the Gable Box.  Fit the long strip of DSP around the box, creasing the corners. This will NOT meet completely.  Make sure the gap is where you are going to attach the Calypso Coral heart and the banner.  Adhere the strip of DSP with multipurpose glue or your choice of adhesive. Adhere the heart over the gap in the DSP using multipurpose glue. Add the banner with dimensionals.
  • Tie a 7 ½” length of Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon and equal length of gold sequin trim to the handle of the Gable box.