Thursday, June 21, 2018

Make a Difference

If you want a stamp set that you can use to personalize your cards or projects, the Make a Difference Stamp Set has 143 photopolymer stamps that have not only single letters of the alphabet, but double letters that are used frequently, numbers, different fonts, and so much more.  I made this card for my daughter's upcoming wedding anniversary, personalizing it with their names and wedding date.

Because they are photopolymer stamps, it is really easy to see where you are stamping, making it easy to write out your sentiment.

I used Rich Razzleberry Card Stock for my card base and layered it with a piece of coordinating Pear Pizzazz Card Stock, and a sheet of Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.    I stamped my sentiment on Whisper White Card Stock, cut it out using a Bunch of Banners Framelit, daubed some Petal Pink around the edges and placed it onto my card using Dimensionals.  For a bit more embellishment I tied some Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon around the layer before I placed it onto my card base. 

The following were used:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Love What You Do

The "Love What You Do" stamp set coordinates so nicely with the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  In addition to those two products, check out the rest of the items that coordinate in the Share What You Love Suite on pages 176-177 in your Annual Catalog.   If you do not have a hard copy of the catalog, and do not have a current relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you can contact me by leaving a comment below, or sending me an e-mail and I will be happy to get a catalog to you.

The colors that I stamped for my flowers were Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and So Saffron, because they coordinated really nicely with my paper.  I know you can't really see it in the picture, but 4 of the papers in this suite have a translucent, pearlized finish, and it is really pretty that you won't want to cover it up with a lot of other layers.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Big Shot Embossing Mat by Stampin' Up!

One of the new products in the Annual Catalog is the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  Now  you can turn your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies into tools that will emboss your card stock instead of cutting it.  There is also a way to emboss and cut, and it helped me learn how to use the different mats by watching the video that Stampin' Up! made to show how it is done.

What a fun way to get more from all of your different dies.  You can order yours by going to my Online Store by clicking the shopping cart in the upper left hand column of my blog or sending me an e-mail or comment below.

I have tried mine, and plan on posting some pictures next week showing cards I made using it. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Graceful Glass

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum is 6" x 6" and has 24 sheets, 2 each of 12 designs, and it coordinates with the Graceful Glass Suite that is on pages 164-165 on the Annual Catalog.

As you can see by my two cards below you can color the vellum or leave it as it is.  These two pieces were cut from one of the 6 x 6 sheets.  With this particular design you get 4 of the stained glass circles on one sheet.

I colored the back side of the vellum using my Stampin' Blends.  

On this card I just placed the vellum onto my layer.

Tip:  I have found that the easiest way to adhere the vellum is to take my Multipurpose Liquid Glue, put some onto my Silicone Craft Sheet, and using part of a Stampin' Sponge that I clip with a clothes pin to keep my fingers from getting sticky, I place the glue right onto the sponge and then rub it on the back side of the vellum.  You can't see the glue and it goes on smoothly.

The following were used:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

The new Lovely Floral Embossing Folder is a nice size, and you can use it instead of stamped images for the center of your card.  I used Sponge Daubers to add color to the flowers and stems, and placed it onto coordinating card stock.  What a simple, yet elegant card that is quick and easy to make.  A nice card for both a beginner and advanced stamper.

My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  If you are looking for a set with a lot of sentiments, this one is great.  It has 32 stamps and can be purchased in either wood or clear. 

The following were used: