Friday, May 29, 2015

Ray of Sunshine and some Sneak Peeks


 
Today's card combines a current stamp set "Ray of Sunshine" with some new colors and Designer Series Paper.  The new color is Delightful Dijon which I used for my card base and also to stamp my sun.  The layer of Designer Series Paper is also new and it is called Bohemian.  This paper coordinates with two of my favorite returning colors, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay and is a definite must have for those who like bright colors. 
 
After I stamped my sun on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock I cut it out using my 1 3/4" Circle Punch and placed it onto my card with Dimensionals.  The sun rays were also stamped on Whisper White Card Stock and then cut out using my Paper Snips.  I placed them behind my sun using Glue Dots.
 
In addition, I embossed my card front using my Big Shot and the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.  My sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss Ink and the edges of my punch were sponged with Delightful Dijon In.
 
Current products used are listed below:
 
 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

You've Got This - Sneak Peek


 
One of my new stamp sets from the upcoming Annual Catalog called "You've Got This" was used for today's card.  It will be on display at my Open House next week.
 
Do you also spot the new In-Color?  It is called Mint Macaron and it was used for my Card Stock card base, inked background and ribbon. 
 
Come back tomorrow to see another Sneak Peek.
 
Note - I will not be posting the product numbers until the catalog goes live June 2nd.

Friday, May 22, 2015

New In-Colos and Color Comparison Chart

For my Open House in June, I wanted to show the ladies the new In-Colors and how they compare to current colors.  As you can see while there are some similarities in some of the colors, they all do offer a different shade and will blend really well with your current products.
 
Everyone will have a chance to make a book mark or a card, and here is a simple bookmark that also uses all of the new colors, and the top was tied with a piece of the new 1" Dotted Lace Trim.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Build a Birthday - Sneak Peek


 
Today's card was made using a new stamp set from the upcoming Annual Catalog called "Build a Birthday".  Each layer of the cake, starting from the base and going up was made using one of the new In-Colors.  The color names are Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, and Cucumber Crush.
 
Tip Top Taupe was also used for my Card Stock layer and the Designer Series Paper is from the new Neutrals Paper Stack, and Sahara Sand DSP paired up nicely with the Tip Top Taupe Card Stock.
 
Current products used were Whisper White Card Stock,  Pearls and Linen Thread which was placed between each layer. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May Paper Pumpkin

I just received and put together my May Paper Pumpkin Kit.  In under an hour I had all of the cards and gift bags made and ready to use.  I really love this kit, and the bright colors are so appropriate for this time of year.  The stamp set that comes with the kit is really great too.

Watch the video below to see the kit.
 
If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet now would be a great time.  I really think the kits keep on getting better each month and the current Paper Pumpkin promotion for new subscribers lets you try your first two months at 50% off.  Below are the details.
 
 
If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
 
 


The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95. Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • My direct link can be found in the upper left hand column of my blog. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rock n' Roll Technique


 
I have been really busy getting ready for my June Open House, planning a "Baby Sprinkle" shower, and organizing my craft room, so I don't have a new project of mine to post today.
 
So, I thought that you might like watching this video created by Stampin' Up! showing the Rock n' Roll Stamping Technique.  In the video they use the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set which is being carried over into the new Annual Catalog. 
 
 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Perfect Blend


 
Yes, good friends are the Perfect Blend, and this is another retiring stamp set I'm going to miss.  I paired it up with some retiring Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, and layered it onto a piece of Typeset Designer Series Paper which fortunately will be continued in the new catalog in June.
 
To make my black center piece on the coffee cup I stamped the image in Black Memento ink onto a scrap piece of Basic Black Card Stock so I could see where I needed to cut it.  I punched some small hearts and placed them onto the center of the cups and cut my sentiment out using a Heart Framelit, another retiring product in the Annual Catalog in just a few weeks. 
 
 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bridal Shower Centerpieces

Last week I posted a picture of the empty Mason Jars I made for a bridal shower.  Here are a few filled with fresh flowers.  They really made a nice accent to the tables, were easy to make, and with individual sentiments stamped and tied onto each jar they were really appropriate for the bridal shower.


 
To add my ribbon I first placed a piece of Sticky Strip around each jar and then put on my pieces of
1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon. Next I tied on pieces of Wisteria Wonder 1/2" Seam Binding, stamped my sentiments and cut them out either using a framelit or punch.  I tied the sentiments onto the Wisteria Wonder Ribbon using Linen Thread.
 
This was a really inexpensive way to decorate three rooms.  The flowers smelled great, the sentiments were fun for people to read, and the mason jars can be used again for another occasion.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Promotion


If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You  need to visit PaperPumpkin.com to join or click on the link in the upper left hand column of my blog to take you directly to my site.
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
Note:
  • My direct link to Paper Pumpkin can be found in the left hand column of my blog.  Click it on to take you directly there and start saving.
Watch the video below to show you April's kit.  Each kit comes with all the materials you need to put together your project.  A great gift for teachers, friends, or anyone who likes to get creative and wants to have all of their materials packaged together. 

 
 
 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sneak Peek at new In-Colors


 
I don't want to spoil too much of the fun of you getting your new catalog and seeing all of the great products but thought I would share this little sneak peek.  These cards, made by Stampin' Up! show the new In-Colors that will be introduced into the new Annual Catalog on June 2nd.  These colors will be available for the next two catalog years. 
 
Names of the colors are Mint Macaroon, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Delightful Dijon.  If you look really close you will also see the pretty ribbon that coordinates with these colors and a new butterfly stamp and framelit. 
 
I should be receiving my preorder of new products early next week and plan on posting some card samples.  If you live in my area feel free to drop by my Open House on Wednesday, June 3rd from 10 AM - 9 PM.  I will be handing out the new catalog, have retired products for sale, and everyone can make a card using new products as well.
 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Washi Tape birthday


 
For this month's stamp class I am using a lot of products that will be retiring.  So, for my card today I used random pieces of Washi Tape to create my background.  I love how easy Washi Tape is to use.  You can create so many different patterns and designs, and mixing up your Washi Tape to create a different color palette is a lot of fun.
 
My card base is Basic Black Card Stock layered with a piece of Basic Gray.  To my Whisper White layer I added Washi Tape from the Sweet Sadie, Epic Day and Retro Fresh packs (along with one piece of black from a retired pack).  I punched some stars using scraps of Back to Black Designer Series Paper and stamped my birthday using Black Memento Ink.  This was punched using the retiring Artisan Label punch and placed onto my card with Dimensionals.  The Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Label Punch can still be purchased as a bundle to save you 15% before they retire.