Let’s Party

It is Friday once again and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is about parties or party words or any words.  I decided to take it as all of those things.  That way I would be safe!

Here is the card I made.  I decided I needed to step it up after the amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made last week.

At first glance it looks pretty boring, although it is a boring card with nice colors!  This is what happens when you open it.

Pretty cool, huh!  It is called a Wiper Card.  I actually got the idea from a video I saw on Pinterest that Barb Mullikan made.  I just changed the design she made.

This is what it looks like open.

I used a couple of different stamp sets to make this card.  The first is called Celebration Time.  The sentiment, cake and party hat are all from that set.  It has matching Thinlits called Celebration and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The ‘Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Vertical Greetings.

Now, let’s go see what amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made.  As always, I am sure they will be awesome!

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Seaside Shore

When a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes I tend to get so excited about the new merchandise that some of my older, but still current things get forgotten. I was searching for a set to use that hadn’t seen ink in a while and saw Seaside Shore sitting there so lonely on my shelf.  When this set came out I used it constantly.  I bet most of you got tired of seeing it all the time but how can you not like those cute little fish?!

I stamped the sentiment twice ~ once onto Marina Mist Cardstock and once onto Soft Sky.  Then I cut the middle section out using a dies from the At Home Framelits and put it over the Marina Mist sentiment with Dimensionals.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Color Theory Paper Stack.  It is 6″ x 6″ and you get 48 sheets in the pack.  My favorite design is the Ombre look sheets,  I thought it went perfectly with the fish because it kink of looks like water.

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Blooms & Wishes

This is another card I made for my sister to use as invitations to her son’s rehearsal dinner.  A couple of weeks ago I told you how she decided to do something different with her invitations.  She wanted to send each person a different card with the invite inside of it.

I made this card using the stamp set called Blooms & Wishes.  I am so excited that this is one of the stamp sets that is going to be carried over into the new Annual Catalog.  The colors I used are Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride,  Wisteria Wonder and Emerald Envy.

To cut out the sentiment I used Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layered Ovals Framelits Die.  They layered together nicely.


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A Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

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This week our Stamp Off Challenge is a sketch challenge.  Sketch challenges are always my favorite because I find them the easiest.  I know I need to get out of my comfort zone but Jackie and Buffy make me do that all the time so it is nice to have an easier challenge for me once in a while.  Of course, sometimes I can’t get out of my comfort zone which is when I usually cheat a bit on the challenge.

This is the sketch we needed to follow:

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Here is my card:

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(Please note that I did follow the sketch challenge!)

 I decided to use the stamp set called Beautiful You.  Jackie and Buffy use it a lot but I tend to forget about this set.  I do love it but I love so many sets that it is hard to choose which one to use.  This really is a beautiful set with nice images and sentiments.  I used Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the image and sentiment.  This set of Framelits is great because it has circles, ovals and squares all in one set.  They aren’t in the catalog but you can still order them (look below for the order number).

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with this challenge.  Do you think they followed the rules?  I bet they did!

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Hey Chick

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This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club last week.  It uses the cutest stamp set!  It is called Hey, Chick and you can get it for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  This stamp set really is just adorable.  It has three different chickens and an egg along with a few sentiments.

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Another exciting thing about this card is that we colored it using the new Watercolor Pencils that are in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The best thing about these pencils is they come in Stampin’ Up! colors!  We colored the chicken and his (?) crazy hair using these pencils and Blender Pens.  Blender Pens smooth out the pencil lines and help you blend the colors.  Here is a video made by Stampin’ Up! showing you various ways to use the Watercolor Pencils.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!

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One Big Meaning

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Here is another thank you card I made to use myself.  I have a lot of people to thank for a lot of things lately.  People were so kind to our family when Rob’s mother passed away and did so many things for us to help us through hard times.  They brought us food, sent us cards and made generous donations in her name.  It always amazes me how kind people can be.  Sometimes in this crazy world, we forget that.

I used the textured embossing folder called Cable Knit.  This embossing folder makes a deeper impression so that it looks 3D.  A trick to using this folder is to lightly spritz the card stock with water so help break down the fibers in the paper.  That will help prevent cracking.

The Designer Series Paper is in the Annual Catalog and is called Floral Boutique.  It uses Night of Navy and Whisper White on all the sheets and is very elegant.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called One Big Meaning.  I added a little pop of color using Enamel Shapes.

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Detailed Floral Thinlits

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I was looking through some of my cards and realized that I forgot to post some from a while ago.  We made this card at our monthly Stamp Club meeting a couple of months ago.  I actually think it was right after the new catalog came out in June.  I remember doing this card because it uses one of my favorite new Thinlits called Detailed Floral Thinlits.  It also shows two of the new In Colors (Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim) PLUS it uses one of the new Ruched Ribbons in Dapper Denim.  It covered a lot of bases!  Oh, and it also used a new stamp set called Thankful Thoughts AND new dies called Layering Ovals.  Wow!  That is a lot of new products to show all in one card!  It is a whole week’s worth of posts in one!  Now I can take the rest of the week off!  Ha!  Just kidding!

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