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Field Flowers happiest card angle

Stampin’ Up! Happiest Field Flowers

Field Flowers happiest card angle

Even during the Christmas season, you’ll need other cards to let your friends know you are thinking about them for their birthday or another special event.  This card is cased from the Field Flowers sample in the Stampin’ Up! 2012 Catalog page  137.

I used the sentiment that comes with the set, but you could easily make this a happy birthday or thank you card by changing the sentiment, or stamping or writing the appropriate message inside.  I just love the Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso colors on this card.  It’s bright and cheery which is much needed during the dreary winter months.

Field Flowers happiest card detail

The flowers and stems are separate stamps so it is easy to use two different colors.  To get the darker and lighter flower, I stamped the darker one first and then stamped the lighter one without reinking the stamp.  To create two different colors on the sentiment stamp, first inked it with Regal Rose and then colored ‘happiest’ with an Early Espresso marker.

Here are a couple of videos that show the markering-your-stamps technique.  This first one features a technique called omitting: Stampin’ Up! Perfect Punches Congratulations Card. And the second shows coloring in the whole stamp: Stampin’ Up! Embellished Events Birthday.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!  Are you wondering what to get with your birthday money?   Go shopping at the Stampin’ Up! Clearence Rack today!

Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Field Flowers wood-#122760 clear-#122762
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Certainly Celery #126958, Early Espresso marker #119680
Paper:  Regal Rose cardstock #105130, Certainly Celery cardstock #105125, Early Espresso cardstock #119686, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Bakers Twine #124262, Vintage Faceted Designer Button #127555, Glue Dots #103683
 
moving forward flower pots thinking of you angle

Stampin’ Up! Moving Forward Flower Baskets

moving forward flower pots thinking of you angleThis cheery friendship card was inspired by a card from the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine (get your copy when you join today for only $99) and features the Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set, Moving Forward, as shown on the inside back cover of the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  When you purchase this set, $3 will be donated to charity.

    Moving Forward stamp set

The petite basket is actually from the cute bicycle image.  Using a Early Espresso Marker, I colored and stamped only the basket three times.  Using the same method I stamped ‘Thinking of You’.  And lastly using markers again, I colored the flowers and stamped them in the baskets.  This video demonstrates how to stamp with markers.

Once the images are stamped, I centered a Collection Labels framelit over it, secured it with post it notes and ran it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  The tiniest Basic Jewels Pearls were added to the flower centers.

moving forward flower pots thinking of you close up

 The card base is 6″x6″ square of Pumpkin Pie card stock, folded in half to produce a 3″x6″ card.  Matching Polka Dot Parade paper was trimmed into a flag banner.  View Monday’s video to see how to easily create a flag end with a square punch.  Or view it here.

Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon was added down the right side and tied with bakers twine before the label was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.   The Stitched Satin Ribbon is yummy.  Great colors, great look and fabulous to work with.  It’s super soft and pliable!  Love it!  And there’s no limit.  A free spool for EVERY $40 in ordered product.

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Enjoy, Julie

Card recipe:
Stamps: Moving Forward w-#126320 c-#126322
Markers: Brights (Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie) #119702, Early Espresso #119680
Paper: Pumpkin Pie #105117, Whisper White #100730, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Basic Jewels Pearls #119247, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine #125572

Video Tutorial: Stamping Outside the Lines

Today I created a video tutorial to show how I created the framelits panel with “stamping outside the lines.”  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these videos and what tutorials you would like to see?  What do you want to learn?!?  I love sharing with you!

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card angle


If you are reading in email, you can view the video here or http://youtu.be/8Rj4JLBT2SM

Enjoy,  Julie

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card angle

Summer Silhouette: Color Challenge Design Team

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card angle I’ve been invited to be on the September design team for the Splitcoaststampers color challenges.  I’m so excited to join a team of super talented ladies and share color inspiration.

This week’s challenge – A Basic Chocolate Gumball; create a card using Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green.  The extra challenge – to make your own pattern paper background.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card detail

To create this card I started by stamping the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Silhouette stamp set with versamark and Gumball Green ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut out the leaf panel, but instead of directly die-cutting the label, I die-cut a template.  Then I used a pencil to trace around the template label around the leaves and trimmed it out with Paper Snips, snipping around the leaves that extended beyond the edge.  View the  video tutorial on ‘stamping outside the lines’  here or http://youtu.be/8Rj4JLBT2SM.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card flat

I painted the label with a light wash of Basic Gray ink, splattered it with Chocolate Chip ink and, lastly, sponged the bottom right with Basic Gray ink.  I added flower circles punched out with a Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, and Silver Mini Brads to the ends of the lable.

In my sample, I made a pattern paper background for the square accents by first stamping the lattice grid with Chocolate Chip ink and then randomly stamping the small flower burst with stamped-off Basic Gray ink.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card butterfly

In addition, I added a Primrose Petals accent with the little butterflies and the Dahlias.  To make the butterflies, I created more pattern paper by closely stamping the small flower burst on Whisper White card stock with Primrose Petals before running it through the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adding a rhinestone.  Each butterfly was also backed with a Primrose Petals butterfly.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card tag

The ‘thinking of you’ tag end was trimmed out by cutting just the end with the side of the a Apothecary Accents Framelit.  The card base is Basic Gray card stock with the corners rounded.

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Want to take your crafting to the next level?  Purchase the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  With the Big Shot, you can add texture and fabulous die-cut accentsI use my Big Shot on almost every project and it’s super versatile and easy to use.

Enjoy, Julie

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447, Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink: Gumball Green #126861, Chocolate Chip #126979, Basic Gray #126981, Primrose Petals #126858, VersaMark #102283
Paper: Gumball Green #126840, Basic Gray #121044, Primrose Petals #126841, Whisper White # 100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Corner Punch #119871, Mini Silver Brads #122941, In Color Dahlias #127556,  Basic Jewels Rhinestones #119246, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Sponges #101610

Video: Watercoloring Greeting Cards

In this video, I’ll demonstrate painting with the aquapainter brushes and the ink pads.  (Click here to view video.)  I love watercoloring!  It’s a sure way of feeling like a true artist and making something extra special for someone you love!

for the birds thinking of you card

Here’s the watercolored detailsFor the card recipe visit here.  And stay tune for the video on creating the scallop ‘window.’

for the birds thinking of you card detail

Today is the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  If you don’t have your copy and your in the US, send me an email and I’ll get one to you.

Enjoy, Julie

for the birds thinking of you card angle

For the Birds Thinking of You Card

for the birds thinking of you card angle This “For The Birds” thinking of you card was inspired by the sample on pg. 35 of the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.  If you don’t have your copy, send me a note today with your address and I’ll make sure you get your copy.

I changed the stamp and the colors  and made some other minor design changes, but the basic layout is the same.  The colors in my card are inspired by the colors in the Birds of a Feather designer series paper.

for the birds thinking of you card close up

The scallop that surrounds the focal image is from the Perfect Pennants die.   I die cut the scallop circle with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine then used the 1-3/4″ circle punch to punch out the center.  To do this, attach a strip of light weight card stock such as Whisper White card stock to the scallop circle to create a handle and center it in the circle punch.

The same circle punch was used to punch the card stock strip and then the scallop was adhered around the opening.

for the birds thinking of you card detail

This adorable little bird in the nest was painted using an aqua painter and the ink from the stamp pads.  The image was stamped with StazOn Ink on Natural White card stock.  StazOn Ink is permanent ink that will allow you to paint without smearing.

To paint with ink from your classic stamp pad, close the lid, then squeeze the pad.  When you squeeze the lid, it will pick up ink from the pad, so when you open up the pad you’ll notice a little pool of ink on the lid.  The lid makes a great palette and you can paint directly from the lid.

for the birds thinking of you card tags I trimmed narrow strips of pattern paper and cut the edges on the top tag.  The flag end was created with the corner of the 1″ square punch.  The baker’s twine was threaded through the clear bitty button and adhered with a glue dot.  The heart was punched and added to the tag.

for the birds thinking of you card

Below is the card recipe for this card.  By clicking on the hyperlinks you can look at the particulars on the products used.  If you have questions about placing an online order  you can view the video found on the “how to order” page.

Remember with a $50 product order this month you can purchase the Reason To Smile stamp set for only $5!  Order your favorite products today. 

Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  For The Birds w-#126405 c-#126407
Ink: Black StazOn #101406
Paper: Natural White #102316,  Birds Of A Feather Designer Series Paper #126899, Primrose Petals #126841
Extras: Bitty Buttons #118761, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch #119850, Perfect Pennants Die #123126, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Aqua Painters #103954, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine #125575, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683
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