Sailing Home

Hello everyone!  It is time again for another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  This time our challenge was a rectangle challenge.  Of course, the first thing I thought of was using the Stitched Rectangles Die but I use them so much (because they are my favorites) so I decided to take a different route and just cut pieces of cardstock and Designer Series Paper into rectangles and use them.

To make this card I first went through my scraps of cardstock and Designer Series Paper to see what I had available.  I came across a lot of little pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  This is why I chose to use the stamp set called Sailing Home with the matching dies called Smooth Sailing to make my card.  It is one of my favorite bundles and you can save 10% buying them together until June 2nd.  After that they will still be available but not at a discounted price.

I used a Whisper White card base and adhered a rectangle of Night of Navy cardstock to it (which has already been cut to this size so it was perfect.  Then I rounded the corners on the Designer Series Paper using Detailed Trio Punch.  This is a great punch because it does three different things to your cardstock.  The good news is this punch is being carried over into the 2020/2021 Annual Catalog!  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock using Versamark and heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder.  Then I cut of the wheel using one of the dies in the Smooth Sailing die set.  This die cuts and embosses which is fun.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using rectangles.  Do you think they used the Stitched Rectangle dies?

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Forever Greenery Sneak Peek

I finally got to play a bit with my Stampin’ Up!® Pre-order of products that are in the 2020/2021 Annual Catalog I placed last week.  One of the Suites is called Forever Greenery and it is absolutely gorgeous!  This Suite includes the stamp set called Forever Fern, a matching die set called Forever Flourishing, gorgeous Designer Series Paper called Forever Greenery, two smaller embossing folders called Greenery plus embellishments and ribbon.

The colors on this card are Just Jade (one of the new InColors), Sea Foam Green and Night Of Navy.  Just Jade is a gorgeous green and one of my favorite new InColors.  I used a Sea Foam Green card base and adhered a piece of the Forever Greenery DSP to it.  I embossed a piece of Sea Foam Green cardstock using one of the new Greenery Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Forever Fern in Night Of Navy Ink and cut it out using a die from Stitched Shapes.  I backed it with a 2″ circle.  I stamped the berries in Night of Navy ink and cut out the leaves in Just Jade cardstock.

I just love the colors of this suite!  It will all be available to order on June 3rd for customers but if you want it sooner you can join my team as a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator and order it earlier.

Love You To Pieces

Love You To Pieces is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called Puzzle Pieces.  Unfortunately, both of these items will be retiring on June 2nd.  It is too bad because it is such a cute stamp set and it kind of fits with the pandemic that is happening right now.  Sentiments such as “let’s get together soon” and “you are my missing piece” are perfect to use nowadays.  The dies are such fun too because you can take a photograph and cut it up using the dies to send to someone to put together.  It would be fun to send something like that to Madelyn or Emory.

The colors I used for this card are Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.  I first layered a piece of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper onto a Cherry Cobbler card base. The I stamped the two puzzle sentiments in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out using the Puzzle Pieces dies.  I stamped the bottom sentiment and cut that using the Classic Label Punch.  I stamped the outline puzzle pieces and hearts in Cherry Cobbler ink also and then added the solid puzzle pieces using Dimensionals to pop them up a bit.

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Piece Of Cake

Today is a very special day.  I am actually celebrating the birthday of two people who are very special to me.  One is my first grandchild, Madelyn.  Madelyn is five years old today!!  Can you believe that??  I just don’t know how this happened.  It doesn’t seem possible to have her be that old.  It is true what they say.  Time does fly!

Doesn’t she look so grown up now?  Of course, I am her grandmother so I can be truthful here.  Not only is Madelyn beautiful, she is smart, sweet, and just all around amazing!  I am sad we can not spend her birthday together due to the world situation right now but hopefully we can go visit her very soon.

Today is also my friend, Karin’s birthday.  Karin is a friend and a downline.  Although I don’t have a photo of her, she is also beautiful, smart and sweet!  She is just a wee bit older than Madelyn but just as amazing.  The card I am showing you today is the card I sent to Karin.

The colors I used to make this card are Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink and Whisper White.  I first stamped the cake in Memento Black ink and colored it using Terracotta Tile and Petal Pink Stampin’  Write Markers.  I also stamped the cake stand in Memento Black ink on Terracotta Tile cardstock and then punched out both images using the Cake Builder Punch.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Birthday Bonanza and is in the 2020 January- June Mini Catalog.

Happy birthday Madelyn and Karin.  I hope you both have the best day!

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Timeless Tulips Flower Challenge

Hello everyone.  It is time once again, for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time out challenge is “flowers”.  This has to be the easiest challenge ever because if Stampin’ Up!® has anything, it has flowers.  Lots and lot of flowers!

I decided to go with the Timeless Tulips Bundle for this challenge.  After playing with this I ended up making a card that didn’t use the Timeless Tulips stamp set.  I only use the Tulip Builder Punch.  This punch cuts out the main part of the tulip and some leaves.  I was punching out some and realized that the leaves could also be used a tulip petals making them look more 3D.

To make this card I first punched out the tulips in Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Then I layered the petals on top of the main tulip body using Dimensionals to add a little depth to them.  I cut the stems out using the Lily Pad Dies in Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I apologize ahead of time because I know Sale-a-bration is over and I just realized as I was writing this that I had used those dies.  As you know, I had to put all my stamping supplies away in mid February in order to stage our house for sale so all the cards I have been posting were made back then.  Things are still put away so I can’t fix it for you.   Sorry about that.

The sentiment I used is from the stamp set called Kindness & Compassion.  This stamp set is in the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  The little Granny Apple Green heart is from the Dog Builder Punch.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made with their many, many flower sets!  Those two are so inspiring to me!

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Come Sail Away Fun Fold

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  This time our challenge is to make a Fun Fold Card.  You all know by now that I love Fun Folds and I am always looking for new ones.  Luckily, I ran across one that was made by Julie Davison, a fellow demonstrator so I thought I would try it.  It is called a Peekaboo Flip Card and it isn’t very hard to make!

Here is the front of the card:

The fun part is when you pull the tab and this happens:

Isn’t that cute?

To make this fun fold card I used products from the Come Sail Away Suite in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  It includes the stamp set called Sailing Home, matching dies called Smooth Sailing (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle), Designer Series Paper, an embossing folder, embellishments and Baker’s twine.  Plus it has a pack of Memories & More cards which is what I used to make this card.

The two sailboats, anchor and sentiments are all from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.  All I needed to do was punched them out and adhere them to a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies..  The Designer Series Paper is also called Come Sail Away and has some beautiful patterns including the Balmy Blue and Whisper White striped one I used.  I punched the tab out using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch with Crumb Cake cardstock.  The card base is Night of Navy.

If you would like to see how Julie made this card, you can click HERE to see her video.  You will see how easy it was.

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

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Timeless Tulips

Well, it is the end of March and there are no tulips to be seen anywhere around here so I decided to make my own.  I used the stamp set called Timeless Tulips which is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 January – June Mini Catalog.  This stamp set has a matching punch called Tulip Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle until June 2nd. If the stamp set carries over into the 2020/2021Annual Catalog then you will still be able to get the products.  You just won’t get the discount.  If they don’t carry over then they will be gone for good!

To make this card, I first cut out the frame in Petal Pink cardstock using the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders.  You first cut out the frame and then you emboss it.  There is an oval one too and they are both so pretty.

Then I stamped the tulips in Petal Pink Ink and the stems in Mossy Meadow onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I layered this onto a piece of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  Then I popped up the frame using Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink and cut it out using a die from the set called Ornate Frames Dies.  These are in the Annual Catalog.

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