This year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set is Moving Forward. It’s our way of making a difference. When you purchase this year’s exclusive stamp set, $3.00 is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
I love the crisp, playful designs and versitility of this set. I used the wonderful patterns and colors – Tangerine Tango & Pacific Point – of the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper. To get the zig zag pattern I used a 1″ strip of pattern paper run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die.
A thin strip of Tangerine Tango card stock, a great substitute for ribbon, was used for additional visual interest.
Available in wood-mount or clear-mount, order your Moving Forward Stamp Set today and make a difference.
The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available during the month of july and it’s only $5 with a $50 product purchase (retail value $20.95). It’s a spectacular set with some great floral images that I just love!
I created this card for a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to use White, Olive and Navy. I used the new Midnight Muse for the navy. This great blue has become a go to color for me. And a rhinestone in the middle of the butterfly is always the perfect touch.
To create this card I made a mask using the Labels Collection Framelit, then layered this on top of the Whisper White card stock and sponged the interior of the image. Then I stamped the flowers first with Marina Mist for the fill in color and then with Midnight Muse for the flower outline. After everything was stamped I removed the mask and ran the piece through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.
Don’t forget to get the Reason to Smile stamp set today and enjoy these great floral images.
And check out this video of the Petite Purse Die! (She mentions in the video that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators had access to these products even earlier and at a discount! Learn how you can join and receive these perks too!)
Here are some of my favorite products in the Summer Smooches Suite. What are your favorite summer smooches products? Click here to see them all!
I loved these cute little birds and their fun cages the very first time I laid eyes on the Aviary stamp set! This made it from my wish list to my home thanks to my sister Kari, who gave it to me for my birthday! (Yes, I have a wish list too!) Kari is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator also.
The beautiful Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper inspired this bright, happy card made with the Aviary stamp set.
When using punches, you would stamp first and then punch it out looking through the punch ‘window’. When using the Top Note Bigz Die, I cut my shape and then stamp the images. It was easy to get good placement with the clear-mount stamps. I stamped a sample on a scrap paper first to decide on my layout, then cut my shape and added the stamped images.
The middle bird cage was stamped first, then I masked the cage with a post-it note and stamped the stand so that it ended at the base of the cage. (The stand is taller than I needed and would have stamped right through the cage.)
I wanted to add ribbon wrapped around the top note, but I didn’t want to cover the cages so I used an x-acto knife to slice a ribbon slot on either side of the image. (I don’t know why the ribbon came out such a funky color in the photo. It looks MUCH better in real life-I promise.)
And the final step is adding bling. I generously added rhinestones to the cages. Love it!!