Designer Series Paper Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use two different designs of Designer Series Paper .  This was hard because my mother always told me to never wear two different patterns together!  You always have to have a solid with a pattern.  I am sure there were a ton of “What Not To Wear” episodes on this matter.  It is a good thing that it is ok to do this on cards!

I decided to use the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  I figured out the two designs I wanted to use but had a hard time figuring out what else to do with it.  I tried different flowers but thought it was too much so I played around with a new set of dies I just got called Hand-Lettered Prose.  I like these dies because the letters are slightly slanted in an elegant font.  The colors in the DSP are Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow so I cut the letters out in Mossy Meadow cardstock.

The ‘Birthday’ stamp is from the stamp set called Piece Of Cake.  The whole stamp says Happy Birthday so I masked off the word “Happy”.  To do this, all I did was cover the word “happy” with a piece of tape, ink the stamp and then pull the tape off.  That way only the word “Birthday” had ink on it.  The hardest part is remembering to take off the tape.  If you forget, it makes a mess (ask me how I know this!).  I have ruined many a piece of cardstock because I forgot!

I felt like the card needed a little something else.  I looked for some embellishments in Mossy Meadow and I didn’t have any.  No worries though!  I took my Dark Mossy Meadow Blend and colored 3 of the green sequins from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  That is one thing I love about the Blends.  You can use them to color any non-porous material such as the sequins.

Now please go to Buffy’s and Jackie’s blog to see what they created this week.

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Piece Of Cake

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting during April.  I love this card because it is so bright and cheery.  We used the stamp set called Piece Of Cake.  This stamp set has a matching punch called Cake Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The sentiment came from another stamp set called Amazing Life.  The Designer Series Paper is called How Sweet It Is.  All of these products are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

To make this card I first stamped the cake in Memento Black Ink and then colored it with my Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Bermuda Bay Stampin’  Blends.  Then I punched out the cake and the stand (in Pineapple Punch cardstock) using the Cake Builder Punch.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink and colored the word cake using my Pineapple Punch Blends.  Lastly I added the sequin from the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

I told you I had been traveling a lot during the month of April.  The first weekend I flew down to Montgomery Alabama to visit my son, Zachary and his daughter Emory (Emy).  Mary, his wife, was away so I had the job of watching Emy while Zachary was at work.  It was a tough job but someone had to do it and it was awesome!  We had such a good time.  The last time I saw her was at Christmas.  It amazes me how much she has grown in a few months.  She went from saying one or two words at a time to speaking full sentences.  Of course, she is two so most of her sentences start with the word no!

Here are some pictures.

Isn’t she just adorable?  (I know.  I am a little prejudice!!)!!

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Piece Of Cake

After a long hiatus, Stampin’ Up! finally has the Cake Builder Punch back in stock.  I made this card months ago thinking I could post it but the punch was so popular that it ran out of stock quickly so I decided to wait before posting it.  I am so glad it is back.  I love this punch and the matching stamp set called Piece Of Cake and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  Both of these items are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and I am happy to say they are going to be carried over into the 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  Ok, I have to stop right there for a moment. Can you believe it is going to 2020 next year??  It is kind of crazy how fast time really does go!

In any case, to make this card I first stamped the middle cake and cake stand onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then cut it out using the Layering Ovals Dies.   I layered that onto another piece I cut out using the same dies (only a bigger size) out of Pool Party cardstock.  I colored those using my Pool Party and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  Then I stamped the two other cakes, punched them out using the Cake Builder Punch, colored them with my Blends and adhered them to the oval using Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a die from Bunch Of Banners Framelits.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Gingham Gala.

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A Well Written, Well Said Piece Of Cake

This card uses four new products from the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog.   They are the stamp set called Piece Of Cake with a matching punch called Cake Builder Punch and the stamp set called Well Said with the matching dies called Well Written Framelits.  Both of these Bundles can be purchased at 10% off.

Piece of Cake is on Page 18 of the catalog.  It has six different double layered cakes, along with a cake stand, sentiments and various things to decorate your cake with.  The Cake Builder Punch cuts out the cakes and the cake stand.  I stamped both images in Memento Black Ink and then colored them with my Smoky Slate and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.  Then I cut both of them out using the punch.

Well Said is on page 27 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  You can buy this set and the matching Well Written Framelits dies in a Bundle and get 10% off.  These dies are amazing.  There are 24 dies in the set.  Most of them are words you would use frequently such a “happy”, “thanks”, “love” and others.  There are a couple of leaves and flower dies too.  This is one set that is a must have if you make cards.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Best Route and is in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

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