Honey Bee

Welcome everyone!  Today is another BD & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we need to make something using our favorite Sale-a-bration product.  My favorite is by far, the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I just love this paper!

Here is my card.

One of my favorite bundles in the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 Spring Catalog has a stamp set called Honey Bee.  It has a set of matching dies called Detailed Bees and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The stamp set includes two different bees, a hive, some flowers and sentiments.  The dies cut out the various stamped images plus also cuts out the background hexagon hive.  I just love it!  To top it all off, Sale-a-bration has beautiful Designer Series Paper called Golden Honey Specialty Paper which is all black, white and gold foil.  It is gorgeous!  Another terrific thing about this entire set is the dies also cut out some of the bees in the Designer Series Paper!  I love it how Stampin’ Up!® coordinates their products.

To make this card, I first cut out the three bees using the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper.  I also cut out the hive using this paper.  Isn’t it fun?!  You can save a little money by taking a piece of 3.75″ x 5″ Gold Foil Paper and cutting the hexagon hive out of the middle. After you put a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock over it, no one will ever know you cut that piece out of it.  I decided to adhere a few of the hexagons back into the hive in random places.  Another hint is to use Multipurpose Glue when adhered Foil Paper.  It holds much better than regular Snail.

If you purchase the Honey Bee Bundle you only need to add a pack of Whisper White cardstock or a couple of packs of Gold Foil Paper to reach $50 and get the matching Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper for FREE during Sale-a-bration!!

Now let’s go see what are Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite SAB products!

Speaking of Sale-a-bration, remember, it is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

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Parisian Beauty

In the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog Stampin’ Up!® put together some larger product suites. These larger suites include a couple of stamp sets, matching dies, ribbons, embossing folders and other embellishments to help you make beautiful cards that all coordinate together.  To top it all off, they have offered one item number where you can order everything in the entire suite instead of having to put in numerous numbers.  Don’t worry though.  You can still order the products separately or the stamp sets and matching dies in a Bundle and save 10%.

One of these large suites is called Parisian Blossoms.  I loved this suite the first time I saw it.  The two stamp sets (Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms) are awesome, the dies Parisian Dies and Cherry Blossom Dies) amazing and I love all the embellishments.  The Petal Pink ribbon with champagne metallic edges is absolutely stunning.  The Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper has beautiful, soft colors in it and has champagne foil accents on some of the designs.  The Parisian Flourish embossing folder adds beautiful texture to your projects.

I used products from the Parisian Blossom Suite at our last monthly stamp class.  The card pictures above is one of the examples.  The colors I used are Whisper White, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate and Old Olive.  It is a simple card to make.  I first cut the Eiffel Tower out of Smoky Slate cardstock using the Parisian Dies.  I took a piece of Petal Pink cardstock (3.75″ x 5″) and ran it though my embossing machine using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  I cut the word “merci” out of Basic Black Cardstock and then stamped the flower in Petal Pink ink and the leaves in Old Olive ink.  The flowers and the leaves are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set and the Cherry Blossom dies.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from.  If you order the Parisian Blossoms Suite you can choose two $50 items out of the SAB Catalog or one $100 item!

It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

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Peaceful Moments & Stitched So Sweetly

I love it when Stampin’ Up!® comes out with new dies that can be used in a Bundle or stand alone.  I especially love all the stitched dies we have been getting lately.  We have Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Shapes, Stitched Be Mine, Stitched Labels and more.  Now we have a new set called Stitched So Sweetly that pair perfectly so with many sentiments.  This set of dies is actually a bundle with So Sentimental, although I did not use that set for this card.  Instead I used Peaceful Moments.  All of these products are in the 2020 Mini Catalog.

When making this card, I decided I wanted to use my favorite colors together.  I love most of the Brights family but I especially love Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana together.  The other colors I used are Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  I love how bright and cheery they all are.

This card could have been pretty simple to make but I decided to step it up a bit.  I rounded the corners using the Detailed Trio Punch.  I also decided to stamp the sentiment twice.  I did it once in Memento Black ink and again in Bermuda Bay.  Then I cut out the word “happiness” and layered it over the black sentiment using Mini Dimensionals.  The Daffodil Delight circle was cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies and the Granny Apple Green and Whisper White shapes were cut out using the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I love how they all layer together.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

Click on the Join Now button to the right or feel free to contact me for more information.

 

Painted Poppies

Here is another card we made at our monthly stamping class.  It uses a new stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 Spring Catalog called Painted Poppies.  This stamp set has matching dies called Painted Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  Plus you earn something FREE from the Sale-a-bration Catalog! There is also has Designer Series Paper called Peaceful Poppies that coordinates with this Bundle.  This DSP has absolutely gorgeous colors and very artistic designs in it

One of the things I love about Designer Series Paper is it puts together gorgeous colors for you  to help you make beautiful cards.  Choosing colors is one of the things I struggle with sometimes.  Did you notice that Stampin’ Up!® even put color swatches in the Spring Catalog to help you out with this?  I love that!  The other thing I love about DSP is it makes it super easy to make a card that looks more complicated than it is.

To make this card I cut a piece of the Peaceful Poppies DSP and adhered a strip of Basic Black cardstock underneath it.   Then I layered it on top of a Whisper White card base.  I stamped the flowers three times along the bottom of the card using Memento Black Ink.  I cut the round scribbly circles piece from Basic Black cardstock using one of the dies in this set.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Peaceful Moments in Poppy Parade Ink and cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies.  I punched another larger circle from Poppy Parade cardstock.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

Click on the Join Now button to the right or feel free to contact me for more information.


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The Gangs All Meer

The Gang’s All Meer is a stamp set in the 2020 Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-bration Catalog.  You can get this stamp set for FREE with a $50 order!  Who doesn’t like free!?!

A couple of months ago I went to Nashville to see my son and his family.  We took the grand kids to the Nashville Zoo.  If you haven’t been there, you really need to go.  It is a wonderful zoo.  One of the displays I loved there was the Meer Cat display.  It was so much fun to watch those crazy animals stand up totally straight and watch you watching them.  I actually had never seen a Meer Cat (at least in my most recent memory).  I thought it was pretty funny when Stampin’ Up!® came out with this set.

To make this card I first stamped the cactus in the middle of a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black Ink.  Then I stamped it again on a Post-It Note and cut it out so I could make a mask of it. I placed the Post-It Note stamped image over the original stamped image and then stamped the little lizard.  This makes it look like the lizard is peeking out behind the cactus and gives the card some depth.  Then I stamped the two Meer Cats on either side of the cactus.  I stamped the party hats in Highland Heather ink and colored the cactus and lizard with my Dark and Light Granny Apple Green Blends.  I added a little “dirt” using my Light Crumb Cake Blend to ground all the figures.  Otherwise it looked like they were standing in mid air.

After I stamped and colored all the images, I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I love these new dies.  They make stitched scalloped rectangles in different sizes as well as some stitched labels. They are part of a bundle called So Sentimental.  If you purchase the stamp set and the dies in a Bundle you can save 10% AND you are only $1.50 away from earning the Meer Cat stamp set or other merchandise from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!  You can add a set of Blends, cardstock, ribbon or whatever you want or need.

Here is a video by Stampin’ Up!®  showing you a fun way to use this stamp set.

Sale-a-bration is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

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Peaceful Moments

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp class.  It uses a new stamp and die set from the 2020 Spring Catalog called Peaceful Moments.  This Bundle is part of the Peaceful Poppies Suite.

To make this card I first cut out the background of the flower in Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Then I cut out the details of the flowers in Terracotta Tile and Memento Black Ink.  I stamped the leaves in Garden Green Ink onto Garden Green cardstock and cut those out using the matching dies.  One really nice thing about this die set is it has two leaf dies you can save time by cutting them both out at the same time.  I also cut out the little bud in Grapefruit Grove and Garden Green cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock and used a die from another set that is included in the Peaceful Poppies Suite called Painted Labels.  I love how it all coordinates with each other.

After doing all the stamping and die cutting I first layered everything on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  It looked great but I decided to try a piece of Basic Black instead.  I love how the colors popped when I did this.  Lastly I added a few Peaceful Poppies sequins to add little sparkle.

I know it is a little late but I realized I haven’t posted any grandchildren at Christmas.  Rob and I could only spend the holiday with Olivia since the others live far away but everyone sent me pictures, which made me happy.

Here is Olivia.  She is seven months old already and cute as a button with the best disposition.

This is Princess Emy.  She is almost three but going on 16.  I am not sure how that happened so quickly!  She is very sweet and very sassy.

This is Nolan and Madelyn.  Nolan is two and Madelyn is 4 1/2 ( I said she was 4 and I got correctly very quickly!).  Nolan is the sweetest little boy and Madelyn is sweet and very silly

I am so fortunate to have amazing sons, daughter in laws and grandchildren.  I just recently retired so I am planning on spending a lot more time with all of them

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

Click on the Join Now button to the right or feel free to contact me for more information.

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Timeless Tropical

Hello everyone.  It is time for another Stamp Off challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  Our challenge this month was to use a technique called Masking.  Masking is a very cool rubber stamping technique that involves layering stamped images to create depth by stamping images one on top of the other to give the illusion that images are in front or behind each other.  You do this by stamping one image and then covering it with something (such as a Post-It Note or Masking Paper) and then stamping another image overlapping part of the first image.  The Masking Paper prevents the second image from covering the first giving you the illusion that the second image is behind the first.   Masking is also used when you want to keep ink from a section or part of your card.  I used this masking technique for my card.

To make this card I first cut out a rectangle from Masking Paper. I took the negative part and used it to cover a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I sponged Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Seaside Spray ink into the cut out rectangle.  You can see how the mask prevented the ink from going outside the rectangle.

For this card I used a new stamp set called Timeless Tropical to stamp the Palm Trees in Memento Black Ink. This set is in the 2020 Spring Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called In The Tropics, although I did not use them for this card.  I just love how realistic the Palm Trees look and the dies are amazing. In addition to cutting out the images in the stamp set, the dies also include a gorgeous pineapple and the word ‘aloha” .  The stamp set also has some sentiments in including the one I used for this card.

Finally, I added some Dimensionals to the back of the cardstock before layering it onto a Whisper White card base which popped it up and gave it some dimension.

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie created for their Masking Technique.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from. It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

Click on the Join Now button to the right or feel free to contact me for more information.


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