Friday, June 14, 2019

Above the Clouds

Another fun new bundle in the annual catalog is called Above the Clouds.  It comes with a 19 piece photopolymer stamp set and matching Hot Air Balloon Punch.  I love when new punches are introduced in the catalog, since they are easy to transport to a class, or take with you if you want to stamp away from home.  No cutting machine needed, just a little bit of creativity.

I paired this bundle up with a piece of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, since I thought the birds flying in the background went well with my hot air balloons.  I stamped the balloons using Memento Black Ink, and colored them in using my Stampin' Blends.  I attached them onto my Whisper White layer using dimensionals,  and added my sentiment to finish the card.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Free as a Bird

Another cute suite in the new catalog is the Bird Ballad Suite.  It comes with the Free as a Bird stamp set and Stitched Nested Labels Dies that can be purchased together in a bundle to save you 10%.  In addition you can add the coordinating designer series paper, scalloped lace trim, bird ballad trinkets, and bird ballad laser cut cards and tins with just one number to get it all.  In the suite the stamp set and dies are already discounted and this is just a really easy way to order all of the coordinating products together. You can see all of these products on page 91 of the Annual Catalog. 

I used coordinating card stock of Pool Party and Old Olive, and a sheet of the designer series paper for my layers and card base.  I tied on a piece of the lace trim and then added my stamped images and die cut pieces.  I colored the bird using Pool Party, Petal Pink, and Crumb Cake blends, and placed the layers onto my card using Dimensionals. 

The following were used:

Monday, June 10, 2019

Another Sailing Home Card

Can you tell that I really like the Sailing Home Bundle.  I love it for not only masculine cards, but I think it is also great for graduation, thank you, retirement, and birthday cards.  The Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the suite makes for a nice layer and in addition to the products I used for this card the suite also comes with a 3D Embossing Folder, a Memories & More Card Pack, Night of Navy Baker's Twine, and some really cute Sail Away Trinkets.

All of these products can be seen on page 145 of the Annual Catalog. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sailing Home

One of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog is the Sailing Home Set.  It also comes in a suite with a lot of coordinating products.  All of the products can be found on page 145 of the catalog.

For my card today, I only used the stamp set and coordinating dies which can be purchased together to save you 10%.

This is not an original design of mine, but I don't have the name of the demonstrator who made one like this, so if it is your original design please comment below so I can give you proper credit.  I just changed a few things to make it a bit easier for the ladies to make at my stamp class this month.

The background is one of the stamps in the Bokeh Dots stamp set, and I stamped it using the new Seaside Spray Ink.  I stamped my light house using Memento Black Ink, and used my Dark Real Red  Dark Crumb Cake Blends to color it in, and I placed it onto my card using Dimensionals.   I then added a few birds,  my birthday sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays set which I cut it out using a Lakeside Die and my card is finished. 

The following were used: