A Ribbon Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today is the day for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  Every stamper knows how hard it is to use that beautiful Designer Series Paper Series Paper.  Well, most stampers also find it hard to use that gorgeous ribbon so we made this challenge about using our ribbon.

Here is my card:

Can you believe I actually used two pieces of ribbon on this card?

I used the stamp set called Tropical Chic.  This set has matching Thinlits called Tropical Thinlits Dies.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  This is one of my favorite Bundles in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  I love anything tropical or beach themed ( I have an unexplained aversion to saying the word beachy.  I don’t know why other than those renovation shows).

The colors I used are Gray Granite, Poppy Parade and Lemon Lime Twist.  It is kind of an odd combination but I had the ribbon in those colors and ended up liking them together. The ribbon is called 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon in Gray Granite (from the Annual Catalog) and Poppy Parade from the Holiday Catalog.  The Designer Series Paper is called Best Route.

Now let’s go see how Jackie and Buffy used ribbon on their projects.

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More Holiday Catalog Products

If I had my way I would buy everything in every Stampin’ Up!® catalog.  Unfortunately, my bank account and my stamping space doesn’t cooperate with this wish.  The good news is Stampin’ Up!® makes videos of so many of these products so I can still show them to you even if I don’t own them.

One of the most beautiful holiday stamp bundles is the Dashing Deer Bundle.  It is simply gorgeous and makes beautiful holiday cards.  Here is a video showing you this bundle.

Here some beautiful creations made using this Bundle.

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Holiday Catalog Products

The 2018 Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog became available one September 1st.  It has so many awesome products in it that I could not possibly show them all to you.  Below are some great videos showing some of the products.

The first product I want to show you is the Take Your Pick Tool.  This is a must have tool if you use sequins or dots.  One end has putty that is sticky so you can easily pick up sequins and place them where you want them to be.  There are refills available when needed. The other end has two interchangeable double ended tips.  One is a mini spatula that you can use to pick up dots and a paper piercer.  The other ends have a small stylus and a large stylus. Here is a video by Stampin’ Up!® showing the tool.

There are also two kits included within this catalog.  One is called Timeless Tidings Project Kit where you can make 20 Christmas Cards.  It is a great way to get your cards done quickly and easily.  It goes with the stamp set also called Timeless Tidings.

The other kit called Sincerely Santa Project Kit.  This kits gives you all the supplies for 30 Christmas tags.  Who couldn’t use those!?!  The goes with the Sincerely Santa stamp set.

The links to order these kits and stamps plus the Take Your Pick Tool are below.

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Blizzard Thinlits Die Part Two

Last Thursday I showed you a card I made using the new Blizzard Thinlits Die that is in the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Today I made a card using all those snowflakes that this die cut out.  Yes, one die cuts out all those snowflakes and more.  I didn’t even use them all on this card.

I decided to make this card with a little bling.  I haven’t used bling in a while.  You kind of have to do it when making Christmas cards because Christmas is so full of bling.  After adhering the snowflakes onto the cardstock I put a rhinestone in the middle of each one.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Merry Christmas to All.  I first stamped it in Versamark and then used Silver Embossing Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.  I then backed the piece of cardstock to Silver Foil Paper before adhering that to the Night Of Navy card base.

Here is a video showing these products:

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Blizzard Thinlits Die


Now that I have all the birthdays taken care of for a little bit, it is time to concentrate on the amazing 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that began September 1st.  There are so many fabulous products in this catalog that it was hard to choose which ones to get first and then choose which one to show first.

I decided to go with the Blizzard Thinlits Die.  This die has a matching stamp set (usually I am talking about these Bundles the other way around – stamp set first, then die) called Beautiful Blizzard.  I did not use the stamp set on this card but I did use the die.  The Blizzard Thinlits Die is one big die that cuts out a background of snowflakes.  I used it on Night Of Navy cardstock and then adhered it to a Balmy Blue card base. The die looks like this:

The sentiments  are from another new Bundle that is in the Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is called Merry Christmas To All and has all the words you could ever want for a Holiday Card.  The matching Dies are called Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  It has four large words you can cut out as well as two label dies.

After cutting out all those snowflakes with one die I bet you are wondering what I did with them all.  Tune in on Monday to find out!

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A Color Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is a color challenge.  I have to admit I love all of these colors.  They are bright and fun and my cup of tea!

Here is my card

Used a couple of different stamp sets to make this card.  The background image is from the stamp set called Bokeh Dots.  It is a DisINKtive stamp set that Stampin’ Up! invented.  I must say that there is a trick to these kind of stamps.  You can’t really ink them up like a regular stamp.  They work better if you sponge them, use a dauber or a brayer.  I used a sponge.

The second stamp set is called Dandelion Wishes.  I think this has to be one of the most popular stamp sets out right now.  I used Basic Gray ink for the Dandelions and the sentiment.

It is hard to see in the picture but I embossed the piece of Mango Melody with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I guess that is why they call it Subtle!

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using these colors.  I am sure they will be spectacular!

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Happy Birthday

I haven’t played with the Stampin” Up! embossing paste in a while so I decided to get it out.  One of the things about cottage living is there is not a lot of room for my ever growing stamp supplies so I am limited on what I can bring.  Of course, just about everyday I stop back at the house and pick up more so eventually we will have to put an addition on the cottage just for my stamping supplies!  I am not sure how Rob feels about that but I think I can guess!  Yesterday I picked up the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Silver Embossing Paste and my Palette Knives.  They aren’t that big, right?

To make this card I first used the brick wall Decorative Mask with the Silver Embossing Paste.  For some reason the silver color (vs regular white) is a little runnier so I taped the mask down so it would not leak underneath.  I love the silver.  It is shiny and fun!

While that was drying I cut out the sentiment Happy Birthday using the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die in Whisper White.  It looked a little sad on top of the Silver Embossing Paste so I decided to cut out a piece of black fun foam and back the Whisper White piece on top.  I offset it a little so it kind of looks like a shadow.  I liked that much better.

The longest part to make this card was waiting for the Silver Embossing Paste to dry!  I think this would make a great masculine birthday card.

PS:  Happy Birthday, Debby.  I hope you have a terrific day!

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