More Fun With Masks

Today is my eldest son, David’s birthday.  David is an amazing young man.  He bright and handsome and one of the most generous people I know.  He will do anything for anyone.  He is a police officer and  I am so proud of him.

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club.  We used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  This paste has so much sparkle yet it is subtle and so pretty when it hits the lights.

To make this card I first adhered a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to my Silicone Craft sheet using Washi Tape.  I then layered the brick wall Mask over the top of the cardstock and adhered that down with some Washi Tape too.  I mixed a drop or two of Coastal Cabana Ink with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and stirred it using a Palette Knife.  Then you just spread it over the Mask.  After it dries, which does not take a very long time, I cut it down to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  That way if you missed any Embossing Paste along the edges it is ok because you cut them off anyway.

Here is another picture showing the sparkle a little better.

I cut the two balloons out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I had to adhere the balloons with Multipurpose Glue because Snail would not stick on the Embossing Paste.  I cut the sentiment out using the Celebrate You dies (which are retiring at the end of this current catalog) with Gorgeous Grape yardsticks and then added the Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Happy birthday, David!

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Sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets

I made these cards using the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are in the 2019 Sale-a-bration Catalog.  You can get these gorgeous sheets free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.  I know it is hard to tell from a photograph but these foil sheets are so beautiful.  The Grapefruit Grove sheets change color with the lights and the Lovely Lipstick sheets have a beautiful shine to them.

To make these cards I just layered a piece from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper that is in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog over the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.  This paper comes in big sheets but they have borders around each design so they are easy to cut out.  To adhere them to the Foil Sheets I used the Multipurpose Glue.  That is the best adhesive when it comes to any of our Foil Sheets.

To make the card on the left, I used a sentiment from the stamp set called Incredible Like You.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I used the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to cut out the flower and leaves.  The flower was punched out of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.  The leaves were punched out of Silver Foil Sheets that I colored green using my Call Me Clover Stamping Blends.  I love those Blends because you can color so many things.

To make the card on the right I cut out the word Celebrate from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies from Basic Black cardstock.  I punched out the butterfly using the Butterfly Duet Punch out of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.

Don’t forget these beautiful Foil Sheets are only available during Sale-a-bration and are while supplies last.

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Broadway Birthday Fun Fold Card

At first glance this card looks pretty boring.  The fun part happens when you pull the sides of it.

There is a nice surprise inside!  This is called a Double Slider Card.  You can find the directions on how to make it on YouTube.  It is not very hard to make.  You can make it totally by hand or use a set of dies.  The part that takes the longest is decorating all the panels.  I will tell you it involves a plastic bag on the inside and I actually used a dog’s poop bag.  Don’t tell but it worked perfectly!

I used the stamp set called Broadway Birthday and the matching Framelits called Broadway Lights.  They are part of a Suite called Broadway Bound.  It is my favorite Suite to use when making a birthday card.  The Suite includes the stamp set, the dies, Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper  and some embellishments.

The colors I used for this card are Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Black.  I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

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Blended Seasons

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses the limited time Bundle called Color Your Season.  The stamp set is called Blended Seasons.  It is gorgeous!  It has flowers (Spring/Summer) and swirling leaves (Fall) and some holly and a Christmas bell (winter).  There are also six different sentiments.  My favorite is “I just miss you”.  Here is a picture of the stamp set up close:

The matching dies are called Stitched Seasons.  This set of dies is a must have.  They have three different stitched label shapes along with seven other dies.  Below is a picture of the dies.  I just love those labels!

To make this card we first stamped the flower stamp a a couple of times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then we colored them to look like Magnolias using the new Watercolor Pencils and spread the ink around using a Blender Pen.  We cut out this using one of the stitched label dies as well as a larger one using Granny Apple Green cardstock.  The word Celebrate is from the set of dies called Celebrate You (in Basic Black).

The stamp set, dies and the Watercolor Pencils are only available until supplies last or August 31st (whichever comes first).  They say pencils “may” be in a later catalog but that has not been confirmed yet.  The stamp set and dies definitely will not be in any future catalog.  Hurry, before they run out!

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A Patriotic Stamp Off Challenge

Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone.  Today is our day for our Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me!  Today we are doing a patriotic challenge.

Here is my card:

I just realized as I was posting this that I did absolutely no stamping with this card.  It was super easy to make.  I used Blueberry Bushel, Poppy Parade and Whisper White cardstock.  I like the Poppy Parade better than Real Red and the Blueberry Bushel instead of Night Of Navy because they are a little brighter.

To make this card I first embossed a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock using the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.  Then I cut it at a diagonal and attached it to a piece of 4″ x 5.25″ Whisper White cardstock.  I cut three 1/2″ strips of Poppy Parade cardstock and adhered them to the Whisper White.  The word celebrate is from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

Now let’s go see what kind of patriotic card Buffy and Jackie made.  I am sure you will love them!

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Celebrate You

Here is another color combination that I would never think of putting together in the past. I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with colors and I really love how this one came out.

To make this card I first cut out all the different circles using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. The colors I used are Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. I popped you the smaller circles using Dimensionals. Then I cut out the word “celebrate” using the Celebrate You Thinlits in Grapefruit Grove. Grapefruit Grove is one of the new InColors.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. The stamp really says It’s Your Day but I masked off the word “It’s” before stamping it. This is super easy to do. I just cover the word I do not want to stamp with tape. Then I ink the stamp and remove the tape before stamping on my cardstock.

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Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper

One of the things I love about stamping is you can be as simple or as complicated as you wish.  Sometimes you need a card quickly.  Usually that is when Rob comes home from work and asks for one for one of his employees or friends.  It reminds me of when the kids used to tell me right before they went to bed that they were assigned snack the next day.  In Rob’s defense I have never had to run out to the store late at night to buy anything and I don’t mind going to my stamp room to make him a card.

This card took me about 5 minutes to make.  Seriously, the hardest part was cutting the paper to size.  I took a piece of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper and backed it with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  Then I adhered it to a piece of Petal Pink cardstock.  The celebrate stamp is from the stamp set called Picture Perfect Birthday.  The stamp actually says “celebrate the good stuff” buy I masked off “the good stuff” part and just stamped the celebrate using Blackberry Bliss Ink.  To mask off part of a sentiment you just cover the part you don’t want with a Post-It Note or a piece of Washi Tape, ink the stamp and then take off the tape before stamping.  The hardest part is remembering to take off that tape.  Believe me.  I have forgotten many times!  Then I cut out the You with a die from the Celebrate You Thinlits set.

Designer Series Paper is great for adding some color and dimension to any card.  It saves you time from having to stamp something.  Stampin’ Up! offers a large variety of DSP with matching cardstock packs to make ordering even easier.

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