I love word dies and Stampin’ Up!® has a few good ones. In the last Occasions Catalog they came out with dies called Well Written and this year they added Word Wishes. Well Written goes with the stamp set called Well Said and Word Wishes has a stamp set called A Wish For Everything. You can save 10% if you purchase Word Wishes and A Wish For Everything in a Bundle.
I needed a masculine birthday card and I always have a harder time making those than feminine cards. I don’t know why but I do. I think when it comes to masculine cards, simple can be better.
To make this card I first cut out the word “Happy” using the Word Wishes dies in Whisper White. added two pieces of Designer Series Paper from the 6″ x 6″ Brights collection in Poppy Parade and Pacific Point. I cut the circle out of Pacific Point cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered the die cut with Multipurpose Glue. I stamped the word ‘birthday” in Pacific Point Ink and cut it out using a die from Stitched Labels.
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Stitched All Around is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2018/2019 Annual Catalog. It has a set of matching dies called Stitched Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. As a reminder any of the products are in the Annual and Occasions Catalogs that are in a Bundle will not have the 10% savings once these catalogs on June 3rd. If they carry over, you will pay full price for them. While I am at it, this is another reminder that if you like any of the 2017-2019 In Colors you should order them as soon as possible because once they are gone, they will be gone for good.
I love the Stitched All Around stamp set and Stitched Labels Dies. There are ten dies in the set and they make cut out fun and unusual shapes. To make this card I first stamped the sentiment in Pineapple Punch ink and cut it out using one of the dies. Then I cut out the label behind it in Grapefruit Grove cardstock. I ran a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock in the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder. I know it is hard to see on my card and in the catalog so here is a close up photo.
This embossing folder adds a lot of subtle texture (hence, the name).
I thought the card still needed something else so I tied a bow using Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove.
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Two Halloween cards in one year! That has to be a world’s record for me. I am not a Halloween person. I’ve already told you why in previous posts so I won’t go into it again here. Just take my word for it. The only thing is I just love the Spooky Sweets Stamp Set and the matching Spooky Bats Punch (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle). I think those little bats are adorable. Plus the moon stamp matches the Twinkle Builder Punch that is in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I love it when Stampin’ Up! adds other products to match the ones you may already own.
To make this card I first stamped the tree and the ground from the stamp set called Sheltering Tree onto Basic Gray cardstock. I know it kind of looks like a puny tree compared to the bats but I went with it anyway. No one says stamping has to be perfect! Then I stamped the cloudy background before adding the quarter moon and the stars to it. The sentiment was cut out using the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.
Happy Halloween. I hope all you crazy people out there who love Halloween and go all out have a great time. Just don’t egg my house, please!
PS: You know I am going to post Halloween pictures of my grandchildren so you can look forward to that!
Stitched All Around is a fun stamp set that is in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. It has a set of matching dies called Stitched Labels Framelits (yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle). The dies are beautiful. There are six different labels that have cut outs and stitching around them. My favorite is the one that cuts out the stamp that has “thank you” in it. It also has a die that cuts out the background on my card. I used it twice in each corner.
The colors I used for this card are Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody.
Now I have some pictures to show you from when Madelyn and Nolan (and their parents of course) came for a visit. Madelyn is now three years old. I don’t know how that happened but she is adorable, brave, extremely smart and a little sassy. Before you roll your eyes, just remember that I am a grandmother so I can say these things! Nolan is the sweetest little boy ever. He is eleven moths old and smiles most of the time (we don’t count the middle of the night part).
Last year Madelyn would not go anywhere near Rob’s tractor. This year she was helping him drive it. What a difference a year makes!
Tomorrow I will show you some more pictures of our visit.
Today is the last day to get the Color Your Season Bundle. This Bundle includes the stamp set called Blended Seasons and the matching Framelits called Stitched Labels. This is an awesome Bundle that can be used all year around. Here are some cards Stampin’ Up! made using this Bundle.
Here are a few cards I made also using this Bundle:
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Stitched All Around is a new stamp set that is in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It has a set of matching Framelits called Stitched Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. The stamp set is has some cute sentiments but the dies is what drew me to this suite in the first place.
There are ten dies in this set. They are mostly label dies which make them perfect for sentiments but there are a few other dies in the set that really add to it. If you look at my card you can see the pattern that one of the dies makes. It doesn’t cut out a shape. It just pierces the cardstock to make this cute X pattern. Plus it has two straight dies that add piercings to your cardstock. One makes x’s and the other makes dots. You are going to love this set of Framelits!
On a side note, here is a picture of Emory Jade. She is growing up so fast and is already 16 months old! She is the cutest and sassiest little southern girl. Just look at those eyes! She looks just like her Mama.
I have to say I am just loving all the new Stampin’ Up! colors and stamp sets that are in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog. It just seems like they all go so well together.
This card using a new stamp set called Stitched All Around. It has a set of matching dies called Stitched Labels (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle). The stamp set is fun and has some wonderful sentiments but the Framelits are really different and steal the show. There are two dies that cut out a straight line. One makes the little x’s on my card and the other cuts out little dots that look like you used a paper piercer but is so much easier. Then there is a background die that makes a pattern. The other seven dies in the set cut out the sentiments and all of them have stitching on them. I think the one I used for the circle on this card is my favorite.
The colors I used on this card are Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macron, Whisper White and Grapefruit Grove (for the little heart). I embossed the piece of Mint Macaron cardstock using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. This embossing folder is a 3D Dynamic Textured Impression Folder. It embosses a deeper pattern into the cardstock. It is thicker so you don’t use a bottom plate with your Big Shot.
The twine I used is from Nature’s Twine. It is thicker than regular Baker’s twine and has a little waxy feeling to it. It comes in four colors (Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Grapefruit Grove and Crumb Cake).