More Fun With Masks

Today is my eldest son, David’s birthday.  David is an amazing young man.  He bright and handsome and one of the most generous people I know.  He will do anything for anyone.  He is a police officer and  I am so proud of him.

This is another card we made at our monthly stamp club.  We used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  This paste has so much sparkle yet it is subtle and so pretty when it hits the lights.

To make this card I first adhered a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to my Silicone Craft sheet using Washi Tape.  I then layered the brick wall Mask over the top of the cardstock and adhered that down with some Washi Tape too.  I mixed a drop or two of Coastal Cabana Ink with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and stirred it using a Palette Knife.  Then you just spread it over the Mask.  After it dries, which does not take a very long time, I cut it down to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  That way if you missed any Embossing Paste along the edges it is ok because you cut them off anyway.

Here is another picture showing the sparkle a little better.

I cut the two balloons out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I had to adhere the balloons with Multipurpose Glue because Snail would not stick on the Embossing Paste.  I cut the sentiment out using the Celebrate You dies (which are retiring at the end of this current catalog) with Gorgeous Grape yardsticks and then added the Silver and Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Happy birthday, David!

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Paper Pumpkin & Madelyn

My granddaughter, Madelyn is four today!  Can you believe that?  I know everyone says time flies but really it does.  It just doesn’t seem that long ago that she was born.  If you want to skip the next few sentences, then feel free because it is grandmother talk about her granddaughter.  Madelyn is beautiful and brilliant.  She looks just like Rob and her Dad, Sam.  She is sweet, independent and loves to sing.  I have to think of new songs to teach her every time I go.  I sing them about 12 times and then she remembers and can sing them back.  Did I tell you she was brilliant?

This is the birthday card I made for her.  It uses the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit was one of my favorites.  It comes with tons of numbers so you can make a card for anyone.  My mother turned 94 this year and I sent her one of these too.

Here is the inside of the card.

It has a surprise pop up inside.  There were two different designs with different colors and the kit made 8 cards.  If you like a surprise every month filled with stamps and paper, you will love Paper Pumpkin.  It is geared more towards the beginner stamper so if you have never stamped and would like to learn, these kits are a great way to do it.  You can click on one of the links below to find out more information.  You can sign up for one month at a time, 3, 6 or 12 months. You can skip a month when you want to and you can cancel anytime.

I don’t have any recent pictures of Madelyn today because I just got back from visiting her.  I’ll post some soon.

Happy birthday, Maddie!  I love you!

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Rooted In Nature

This is another card we made is our monthly club meeting.  I “borrowed” this idea from Buffy.  She made a great video showing how to get different colors in the tree.  She used Watercolor Paper, a different stamp set and spritzed the paper, which I did not but the cards are similar and I got the idea after watching her video.

You need to have a Stamparatus to make this card.  This is because you stamp the image over and over using different colors so you have exact placement every time.  This would be impossible to do without the Stamparatus.

To make this card, I first placed a piece of removable tape along the bottom of a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Then I sponged So Saffron, Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam ink onto it.  When you remove the tape, it leaves a clean line where there is no ink.

Then I placed the piece of sponged cardstock into the Stamparatus and then placed the stamp where I wanted it.  I used various Stampin’ Write Markers to make the leaves different shades of green.  I first randomly put Granny Apple Green ink with a marker on the stamp and then stamped it using the Stamparatus.  Then I did the same thing in different parts of the stamp with Old Olive, Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.  The last thing I did was color the branches and trunk of the tree with an Early Espresso marker.  Here is a close up of the tree where you can see the different colors a little better.

The sentiments are from the stamp set called Well Said and the matching dies called Well Written.  Everything I used on this card will be in the 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  That makes me happy!

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Sitting Here

I made this card before I traveled to OnStage in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago. It turns out that all the stamp sets I used on this card are retiring!  That makes me sad because I like these sets and will miss them.  As reminder, if you like something that is going to retire, you need to order it sooner rather than later because once these things are gone, they are gone for good.

The porch swing, pillows, sentiment, and bird are are from the stamp set called Sitting Here.  I stamped the swing in Memento Black Ink and then colored it using the Soft Suede Light and Dark Blends. I then stamped it again onto a piece of Post-It Notes and covered it up before stamping the wall and floor. This way the swing would not have wall marks on it.   I used the stamp set called Hardwood.  I inked it with Crumb Cake ink but stamped off before stamping it onto the cardstock to make it a little lighter.  All that means is I stamped it first onto a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on the cardstock.

After doing that I stamped the pillows in Memento Black Ink and colored them with the Dark Granny Apple and Bermuda Bay Blends and cut them out.  I colored the sitting pad with the same colors and then adhered the pillows on top.  I stamped the sentiment and bird but still felt it needed something else.  I decided to use the door and door frame from At Home With You and colored the door using the Light Cajun Craze Blends and then going over it a few times with the Color Lifter to make it look more washed out.  I cut then cut the frame and door out with the matching dies called At Home Framelits. and adhered them to the card.

Sitting Here, Hardwood, At Home With You and the At Home Framelits are retiring.The good news with all of that is the Memento Ink and the Stampin’ Blends are not!  It is ok, though.  You are going to love the new catalog and all the wonderful products in it.  I can’t wait to show it to all of you!  If you would like a new catalog, you can come pick one up for free when I get them (probably Mid-May) or if you want me to mail you one, you just need to pay the cost of shipping.  In the meantime, enjoy the two catalogs we still have.  They are available until June 3rd!

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Sneak Peek Sailing Home

Sailing Home is one of the new stamp sets that is in the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It is one of my favorite sets in the whole catalog and I knew the second I saw it, I had to have it.  The stamp set is part of the Come Sail Away Suite which includes matching dies called Smooth Sailing. You can’t buy it until June 4th but you will be able to save 10% if you purchase them both in a Bundle.  There is also Designer Series Paper, Memories & More card pack, Baker’s Twine and the cutest trinkets in this Suite.

The first card was a Make & Take at OnStage.  As you know, I didn’t make it there but Buffy was so kind to bring me one of the packets.  I was able to order the stamp set and dies when I got back so I could make the card at home.  It is adorable!  All three of these cards were made using the Note Cards & Envelopes in Whisper White.  If you look closely you will see that the wheel is cut and embossed by one die.  I love that!  The stitched label is also part of this die set.

 

I made the next two cards using some of the products in this Suite.  Can you see another sneak peek in this next card?  It is a new set of dies called Stitched Nested Labels.  They work like the Rectangle Stitched dies that cut a stitching on the inside of the piece of cardstock as well as the outside so you can use the negative.  I love these dies!

Also included in the dies is this cute little stitched label banner.  As you can tell, I just love everything about this Suite!  I did a little watercoloring on the background of this card using my Aqua Painter.  I colored the hulls of the sailboats with a Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue and Night of Navy Blends.

I could not list the item numbers of this amazing Suite yet because you can’t order it until June 4th so I just listed some of the other products I used.

PS:  Buffy, you are the best.  I can never thank you enough for being so kind.  IFLY!

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One Sheet Wonder

Hello everyone.  It is time again for another BS & J Productions Challenge.  This time our challenge is to use the technique called One Sheet Wonder.  This is where you make a bunch of different cards using one sheet of Designer Series Paper.  We all know how hard it is to cut that beautiful DSP so this is a great way for you to do it.

I cut mine a little differently than the original picture (but for some reason the original picture is not showing up on my blog this morning so I deleted it) but that is the great thing about Jackie and Buffy.  It is ok to change things up a bit.  This was the way I cut my DSP:

Here are my cards:

The Designer Series Paper I used is the 2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper in Lovely Lipstick. The rest of the colors I used were also In Colors (Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel). Each of the cards use the stamp set called Bloom By Bloom.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It has matching punches called Bitty Blossoms Punch Pack and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  Bloom By Bloom doesn’t have any sentiments so I used some from various sets.  They were Birthday Cheer, Life Is Grand, and Itty Bitty Birthdays. I cut the various flowers out using a variety of dies such as Stitched Shapes and Rectangle Stitched Dies.

Now let’s go see what beautiful creations Buffy and Jackie made.  I am sure we will all be delighted!


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