Beautiful You & Watercolor Pencils

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Here is another card using a new stamp set that is in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  It is called Beautiful you and I just love it!

To make this card, I used the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.  First I attached my cardstock to a wooden cutting board with Painter’s tape because I wanted it to have a white frame around it.  I didn’t press super hard on the tape because I thought it would look ok if the lines bled a little bit under the tape.  It looked like this:

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I just scribbled on the diagonal with the Bermuda Bay pencil all around the image.

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Then I took my Blender Pen and smoothed out the lines a bit.  I didn’t want to blend them together totally because I wanted it to look like it was raining.  The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment.

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Are Back!

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The Stitched Shapes Framelits are once again, available for purchase.  You will love this set of Framelits.    It has four circles, four ovals and 4 squares all included in one set.  It makes it so easy to layer them with each other or the Layering Circles, Oval or Squares Framelits that are in the Annual Catalog.

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Dragonfly Wishes

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As you can probably tell, I love the new dragonfly stamps and dies.  They are both in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The stamps are called Dragonfly Dreams and the dies are called Detailed Dragonfly.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I have made (and shared) a bunch of cards using them.  Each one is very different because each of the dies are different.

I made this card using the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  This has been in the Annual Catalog since June and I am just discovering it.  One side is gold and one side is silver so you don’t have to buy two packages to get both colors.  I also just discovered that there is a thin piece of plastic over the acetate to help keep it from scratching so you need to peel that off when you use it.

Be warned.  There will be a lot more cards using all of these items in the future!

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A Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

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It is Friday ~ my favorite day of the week!  It is the day Buffy, Jackie and I participate in our Stamp Off Challenge.  This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge (which is also my favorite challenge).  I find sketch challenges the easiest because all you need to do it fit your stamps and paper into the sketch.

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Here is my card:

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I used a new stamp set called High Tide to make this card.  It is a set that is in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The lighthouse is a two step stamp.  This is when you stamp once with one stamp and then stamp again with another stamp over the first one.  It makes the image look kind of 3D.  The sentiment is from Birthday Banners which coordinates with the the Framelits called Bunch Of Banners.  The “water” is Designer Series Paper called By The Shore.

Now let’s go over to see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I always love to see how they interpret one of our challenges.

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Sealed With Love Valentines

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This is the third and my favorite card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last week.  It uses a brand new stamp set called Sealed With Love.  This set is in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  It has a matching set of Framelits called Love Notes and you can save 10% by purchasing them both in a bundle.  I love this set of Framelits.  It has 14 different dies with it and include two dies to make little envelopes.  There is also a die to make that awesome border of hearts.  To top it all off it has hearts (of course!), arrows, and a couple of little cards that fit into the envelopes.  Just think of all those cute Valentine cards you can make for your loved ones with this Bundle.

Another great thing about this card is if you buy the Bundle of stamps and dies, plus the Happy Heart Embossing Folder, you will earn FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

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Falling Flowers Wedding Card

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I needed a quick and easy wedding card recently.  It wasn’t because the wedding was unplanned or anything like that.  It was because I procrastinated and waited until the morning we were heading out the door to go to the wedding to make one.  I just totally forgot about it.

I already had a scrap of the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper from another project and I actually had the “congrats”  from the set of Thinlits called Sunshine Wishes cut out of Sweet Sugarplum card stock too.  That left figuring out the background.  I took a stamp from the set called Falling Flowers and stamped it twice onto Whisper White card stock and then put it all together.  Even if I hadn’t have the congrats already cut out it wouldn’t have taken very long for me to do it.  That is the great things about Stampin’ Up!.  All their products are easy to use and coordinate so well together.

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Dragonfly Dreams

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These cute little dragonflies are part of a new set of Thinlits that are in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  They are called Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and they have a matching stamp set called Dragonfly Dreams.  Although, I didn’t use the stamp set for this card, if you purchased both in a Bundle you can save 10%.  All the dragonflies on this card are cut out at once using one die.  It is just adorable.

It make this card, I first cut out a set of dragonflies in a Copper Foil Sheet.  Then I cut them out again using the Whisper White Card Stock that you see on this card but I used the negative part.  I saved the actual dragonflies to use at a later date.  Then I fit the Copper Foil dragonflies inside the negative space on the Whisper White.  Of course, it fit perfectly since I used the die to cut both.  It was pretty easy to do, although you do have to save some of the white pieces to fit around the Copper in a couple of places.  In the picture below I show you which two pieces I needed to save and glue back in.

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The sentiment is from the stamp set called One Big Meaning.  This set is in the Annual Catalog.

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