Celebration Time

Deborah is a friend of mine and very talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Canada.  She is on a design team called Paper Craft Crew and they do challenges every week.  I haven’t participated in a challenge in a very long time so I decided to try this challenge.

I ordered a lot of new products from the Annual Catalog so I decided to use some of them for the card.

The stamp set I used is called Celebration Time.  It has matching Thinlits called Celebration that are so cute.  They cut out some of the images from the stamp set but they also cut a bunch of other images such as tags and a cute party hat.

I also decided to use the new Embossing Paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks for the background of this card.  It was so easy to use!  I held down one of the Masks with Washi Tape.  Then I used one of the Palette Knives to spread the paste over the Mask.  It dries really quickly so you can start decorating your card fairly soon.  One of the nice things about the Embossing Paste is you can use it as is, which is white, or you can add some ink to it to make it whatever color you prefer.  I actually used it as is but it looks like Pool Party because I put it on Bermuda Bay cardstock.

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A Glossy Cardstock Stamp Off Challenge

Friday is my favorite day of the week.  It is the day that Jackie, Buffy and I get to share our Stamp Off Challenges.  This week our challenge is to use the new Stampin’ up! Glossy White Cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! used to sell Glossy White Cardstock and this year they decided to bring it back.  I never purchased it the first time around and honestly, I wasn’t going to purchase it this time around either until I saw the challenge for this week.  Opps.  I had to order some and I am so glad I did.  Well, I was glad I did after I saw Buffy’s and Jackie’s creations last week.  They used Glossy White Cardstock.  I also did some research on what to do with it!  I found out you can use this paper to make beautiful backgrounds using our Ink Refills.

I decided to make my background using Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.  You can’t really see the Pool Party in this but it is there. The Bermuda Bay Ink and the Lemon Lime mixture made a color close to Emerald Envy.   I put a bunch of ink drops onto aluminum foil and then squished the Glossy Cardstock on top of it while twisting it until the paper was entirely covered with ink.  Then I decided to blot some of it off.  I used paper towel and realized that my paper towel left little dots all over it.  I didn’t intend for that to happen but decided I liked the look of that.  Here is what it looks like up close:

I used three other new products from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The stamp set is called Oh So Eclectic.  It has a set of matching dies called Eclectic Layers and you can save 10% by purchasing them both in a Bundle.  I actually got the stamp set for free at the April OnStage event.   I love the die that cuts out the diamond pattern so I wanted to purchase the dies.

The sentiment comes from the new stamp set called Tabs For Everything (I just realized I got this one for free too!).  This stamp set has a matching punch called Circle Tab (you can save 10% by purchasing both of these in a Bundle too!).  This set is going to be super popular.  A few years ago Stampin’ Up! had a Tab Punch that now sells online for a ton of money if you can even find it.  This new punch will do the same thing.  It is awesome!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using the new Glossy Cardstock.

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous

This is a fun card I made using a stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog.  The set is called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  The Happy Birthday Thinlits die goes with this set and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

You already know the die is one of my favorites but it was also a favorite at my monthly stamp club meeting.  Most of the ladies bought this one.  I love the size of it and the stamp set is a lot of fun.  It is a two step stamp set which means you use two different stamps to make an image.  In this case, each of the flowers has an outline stamp and then an inside stamp.  It is super easy to line up because it is Photopolymer which means you can see through it for exact placement.

Speaking of gorgeous, guess who came to visit us last weekend!  Sam and Tara had a wedding to go to in this area so Rob and I got to watch Madelyn for them.  Every time I see her, she seems to be so much bigger and her vocabulary is amazing.  I could even understand most everything she said so Mom and Dad didn’t have to be interpreters.  Plus she gets prettier every time I see her (yes, I am a little biased!)!

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You Move Me

You Move Me is a Bundle in the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog that might go un-noticed if you didn’t know what it was all about.  It is a two step stamp set that has matching dies called Move Me.  Yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle!

The fun thing about this set is when you put them together it looks like the butterfly and hummingbird flap their wings.  It is very awesome.

Here is a video that Stampin’ Up! made showing you how it works:

Isn’t that cool?!?

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Eastern Palace

Are you sick of this color combination yet?  I really love the new InColor called Lemon Lime Twist (as if you couldn’t tell).  It is such a bright, fun color so expect to see it a lot!

I made this card using the Eastern Palace Suite from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The suite includes the stamp set called Eastern Beauty and the matching set of dies called Eastern Medallions.  As always with a new stamp set and matching dies, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  This is a Bundle you really need to own!

The dies in this set are amazing.  Some of them cut out shapes totally and some just cut out parts of a shape.  They are so much fun to mix and match.  This card uses three different dies and a punch (1 1/4″ Circle Punch).

The Designer Series Paper is called Fresh Florals and comes in all the new InColors.  It is a larger package of Designer Series Paper because it has 40 sheets instead of the usual 12.

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Super Duper

This is a quick and easy birthday card you can make in just a couple of minutes.  It seems like lately all I have had is a couple of minutes to make a card.  Life happens but you still want to remember someone special on their birthday and a homemade card is a great way to do that.

The sentiment is from a stamp set called Super Duper.  This set was originally in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and thankfully, it was carried over into the Annual Catalog.  It has some great sentiments that are large.  Since they are so large, you can get away with just using them on the card.]

The Designer Series Paper is called Color Therapy.  The Ombre look is super popular right now so this paper is perfect.

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A Stamp Off Die Challenge

It is, once again, Friday and time for another Stamp Off Challenge!  This time we have to use a Thinlit or Framelit on our cards.

One of the great thing about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is you get to earn free product for various goals they give you.  In this case, I was able to earn the Pocket Full Of Sunshine Bundle for free!  How awesome is that??

This set is very cute.  The pocket has three sides that you fold under to give it a little depth and allow you to put things into it.  I decided to use the “you dazzle me” sentiment.  I know it is hard to see, but I put Rhinestones on the pocket and the sunglasses,

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using their dies.

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