Birthday Banners Candles

Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to make a card using the Ombre technique.

As you know the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog starts on June 1st.  As a Demonstrator we were able to purchase a select variety of items from that catalog.  One of the items was ombre Designer Series Paper called Color Theory.  I decided that there was a good chance that Buffy and Jackie would use that Designer Series Paper so I decided to do something different.

I used the stamp set called Birthday Banners to make this card.  I know it is not exactly ombre but I thought it was close enough.  I stamped the candles using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron.  Birthday Banners is a great set because it goes with so many other products.  It matches the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  Do you think they used the new Designer Series Paper?  Wouldn’t it be funny if we all thought the same thing and no one used it at all?  No worries though.  You will see it soon enough!


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A Fun Fold Stamp Off Challenge

It is Friday which means it is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  This week our challenge is to make a fun fold card.  I do have to mention how awesome Jackie is for coming up with these challenges every week.  She keeps us going and I truly appreciate her.

I decided to something a little different than a normal fun fold card (are you surprised?).

I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to make the outside of my card.  I used some awesome new Designer Series Paper that will be in the new 2017 Annual Catalog beginning in June.  It is called Delightful Daisy.  You will love the color combinations in this paper.   Actually all the products I used for this card will be in the new catalog.  The flower is a new stamp set called Daisy Delight.  It has a matching punch called Daisy.  By the way, the new catalogs are here so if you would like one, let me know!

Inside the Mini Treat Bag is a card.

All the stamps on this project are included in the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.  Aren’t they just adorable?

Now let’s go see what Jackie & Buffy made for their fun fold card.

 

 

A Stamp Off Color Challenge

TGIF and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we have a color challenge.  I love these colors separately but when you put them together, they are even better!

I decided to make a masculine card using these colors.

I chose the stamp set Guy Greetings.  It is the best set to use when making a masculine card.  I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! is carrying it over to the new catalog.  This set has 22 stamps and you can get it in wood mount, clear mount and Photopolymer.

For the background I used the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder.  Have you tried these new folders yet?  You really need to.  They emboss a deeper pattern into the paper which makes it look 3D.  Here is a hint:  Stampin’ Up! is going to have five of these folders in the new catalog!  You are going to love them!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made with these awesome colors.

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A Color Stamp Off Challenge

I love Fridays because it is the day I have our Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie and Buffy.  This week we have a Color Challenge.

I think these are great colors.  They are bright and happy and look really well together.  Sadly one of these colors, Cucumber Crush is going to retire on May 31st.  Here is my card:

I used the stamp set called Jar Of Love to stamp the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment is from One Big Meaning.  If you look at this set you won’t find this particular stamp in it.  It is actually part of a stamp that I masked off with some medical tape.  It looked like this:

Then I inked up the entire stamp using Memento Black Ink.

Then all you do is peel off the tape.  This way only the words I wanted to use have ink on them to stamp.

You could do the same thing with Stampin’ Write Markers but if you don’t have a Marker in a certain color you can still partially ink up a stamp with this method.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with these bright and cheery colors.


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A Take It Or Leave It Stamp Off Challenge

Yay!  It is Friday and time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie and Buffy.  Oh wait.  This is a Take It or Leave It Challenge.  Hmmmm.  Well, you will see why I say this.  Here is the challenge.

Twine or Ribbon?  I can do that.  Framelit or Thinlit?  I can do that too.  Food?  Huh?  Doilies?  I can even do that!  Food?  Hmmmm .  So I began to look through my stamp sets to see what had food.  Fiesta Birthday has a llama.  Can you eat that?  No.  I would not.  Pop of Paradise has a flamingo.  No way.  Baby Bear?  I don’t think so!  Sitting There has a cat.  Naw.  I don’t live in one of those countries that eat cats.  So here is the best I could do.

Fish!  I can use the fish in Seaside Shore.  So here is my card.  Please notice I used every element on the list.  Oh and by the way, Seaside Shore is being carried over into the new Annual Catalog!  I am happy about that!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie eat.  Let’s hope it is not a dog!


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A Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

This week Buffy, Jackie and I have a sketch off challenge.  It was a collaboration between Jackie and me.  She found a design and I tweaked it.

Here is my card:

I am still on my quest to use my Designer Series Paper.  I’ve told you before.  I am a hoarder.  It just seems so hard to cut that first piece.  I don’t know why but this year I vowed to use it more often.  So far I am doing better than previous years but not as well as I would like.

I used the stamp set called Wild About Flowers.  You would love this set.  It reminds me of a country meadow filled with wild flowers.  The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.  This set has been a very popular one with my customers.  The font is great and it has a lot of sentiments in it.  There is a sister stamp set called Endless Thanks which uses the same font and also has a lot of different sentiments.  Sadly both of these sentiment stamp sets are being retired on May 31st.  I will miss them!  Don’t forget to check what else is retiring by clicking on the button to the right of this post.

The Designer Series Paper is called A Little Foxy.  It uses some of the most popular colors (Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral and Pool Party).

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy created.  I am sure they will be awesome!


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A Color Stamp Off Challenge

Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is a color challenge.  I think I did it but I am not too sure.  Sometimes we do these things way ahead of time because of travel or just being busy so it is hard to remember (age doesn’t help either!).

As I was thinking about making a card using these colors, I realized they are the color in the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper called Carried Away.  I am not sure if I saw a card with these colors somewhere and liked them or I am just an amazing genius and Stampin’ Up! cooperated.  Chances are it is the first reason but I am going with the second!

I used the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits to make the cute ribbons on these “gifts”.  This set of Thinlits is so much more than it looks.  Other than the awesome Pop Up card it makes, there are also a couple of different tags, a slot for a gift card and balloons.  The sentiment is from Confetti Celebration.

By the way, today is the last day you can get this great Designer Series Paper for free.  Sale-a-bration ends today (so sad).  Better hurry before it is too late.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  Do you want to bet they used the same Designer Series Paper?

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