Good Morning Magnolia, Free as a Bird, and Sailing Home Showcase

Pictures of the three bundles are primarily compliments of my Mentor and Friend, Merrilee Mager. Her cards are beautiful and more gorgeous in person. I thank her for sharing as I have had a personal situation to attend to. Think I have one card of my own design but promise more in the coming weeks.

All the items used in these cards will be available to order June 4th when the new catalog goes live. If you want to know how to get a catalog simply leave a comment. The link to the online catalog will be imbedded in the post June 4th.

Exciting New Items Coming (part one)

Stampin’Up! has just finished a fabulous round of On Stage events showcasing items debuting(June) in the new 2019 Catalog. It’s going to blow your mind!

Here is a sampling from Rachel Woollard, Mikaela Titheridge and Lori Wilcox, presenting demonstrators. Enjoy this peek of what is to come. Keep watch as I will be sharing more.

If you would like a catalog (that mails out in May) put in your comments.

BIRD BALLAD SUITE

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Also, in May there will be a month long special while we are gearing up for the new catalog launch….then it’s gone!    Here’s a look at EVERYTHING ROSEY.


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So beautiful I can’t wait until everything goes live. The next post will have more sneak peaks so stay tuned.

Wedding Cards… deux

 

As promised, here are more cards that work for weddings, anniversaries, sympathy or many other occasions.  These versatile designs add a pop of color and change up the feel from the tone-on-tone cards previously posted.    Note:  I apologize that since the Doily Cards were made the ‘Dear Doily’ set sold out.  Pictured below are two great substitutions.  One, the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlits which not only replaces the doily but also works for the  leaves shown on the sympathy card.  Your second option is ”Pearlized Doilies’.   this is economical and can be colored if you like. Both  items will work beautifully.

Details:

  • Prepare A2 card base from ‘Petal Pink’ cardstock
  • Using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ Dies cut one 5 x 3 3/4″ ‘Crumb Cake’  and one 3 3/8 x 4″ ‘Very Vanilla’ piece
    • Layer the ‘Crumb Cake’ piece on the card
  • Emboss the ‘Very Vanilla” piece with the ‘Country Floral’ dynamic embossing folder
    • Layer the vanilla piece to card
  • Either die cut the large doily from the ‘Dear Doily’ dies or the large medallion from the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlets
  • Cut a 2″ circle, center and attach behind the doily piece
    • Put a ‘Metallic Pearl’ in the center of the medallion attach to left side of card
  • Cut a 3 x 3/4″ inch strip of ‘Very Vanilla’, stamp sentiment and attatch to lower right edge of vanilla piece.
    • Note:   Right edge of strip was perforated with the stitched rectangle set for a finished look when layered on card
       

This second card is very similar in technique with minor changes…but gives a totally different feel to the card.

  • Cut an A2 card base from ‘Whisper White’ cardstock
  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ ‘Crumb Cake’ piece and attach to white base
  • Cut a white 4 1/4 x 3 3/4″ inch piece and cut a scallop or other decorative edge on bottom as shown.
  • Emboss with the ‘Tin Tile’ textured embossing folder
    • Wrap and tie a bow around bottom of white piece
    • Glue white layer as shown on picture
  • Either die cut the large doily from the ‘Dear Doily’ dies or the large medallion from the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlets
  • Cut a 2″ circle, center and attach behind the doily piece.  This piece is white but can be cut from ‘Crumb Cake’ for a bit more color.
    • Attach a ‘Metallic Pearl’ in the center of the medallion and glue to center of white embossed piece
  • Stamp Sentiment of your choice on bottom of card

 

Last is a Sympathy Card that can be used for any occasion.  Won’t detail the steps because they are the same as previous cards and you can follow the picture.   Any number of embossing folders and die cuts listed will work.

One key item to point out is the leaf pattern used in the left card.   It is from the ‘Delightfully Detailed’ laser-cut specialty paper.  You get 8 sheets of this paper and it will make 24+ cards, plus strips and 4 12 x 12′ sheets that look fantastic.   I just cut out the piece I wanted and layered it on!  Easy and quick.

Delightfully Detailed Laer paper

So that is it for my Wedding Collection.   If you have questions or comments please don’t hesitate to ask.   Also, if you want to take advantage of Sale a Bration items, you have until March 31 or as supplies last so now is a great time to make your final purchases.

If you don’t have a demonstrator  or would like to know more about the advantages of becoming a demonstrator yourself,  I would love to be that person and help you make the most of your crafting $$$ while sharing and inspiring each other.

 

Products:

Sale a Bration Catalog

Sale a Bration

Paper Items:

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock (This link takes to a Subtle Cardstock Pack which has colors used in many of these cards.)

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper

Dies:

Beautiful Layers Thinlits

Stitched Labels

Other:

Metallic Pearls

White Ribbon Options

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Dimensionals

Pearlized Doilies

 

 

 

Wedding cards

 

Creating a wedding card is easiest when it is created with a tone-on-tone or neutral color pallet.    Here are some cards to jump start your creativity for a wedding, engagement, anniversary or sympathy card.  Today’s cards will focus on ‘Very Vanilla‘ tone-on-tone cards.  (Come back tomorrow for more cards with an accent color added.)

What I love most about these cards is that the dies and embossing folders do all the work and add richness and texture to the cards. Cut, emboss, paste and a bit of embellishment and you have a beautiful one-of-a-kind card!

This card is made on ‘Very Vanilla‘ Cardstock and triple embossed with two folders.  Here are the steps to make this card:

  • Ready an A2 card base
  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ glitter piece and attach to base
  • Cut a 3 7/8 x 4″ piece of cardstock
    • Using the ‘Be Mine‘ stitched framlits and die cut the hearts shown above
      • Stamp your sentiment on the large stitched piece and set aside
    • Die cut both the top and bottom edge of the piece with the scalloped edge die
  • TIP:  Take the piece with the heart shape cutout and with the ‘Subtle‘ embossing folder emboss once vertically and then again on horizontally.  This creates a wonderful weave-like texture.
    • Take the same piece and emboss a third time with the ‘Country Floral‘ dynamic embossing folder.  This is a free item with a $50 purchcase until March 31.
  •  Layer up all the pieces and pop up the two smallest hearts with ‘Dimensionals.’

The Wedding Wishes card comes together quickly as all pieces are primarily cut from the same ‘Be Mine‘ dies.  Only added Butterflies and you can embellish with whatever you like.  All pieces are cut from ‘Very Vanilla‘ cardstock:

  • Cut an A2 card base
  • Layer with a  4 x 5 1/4″ piece and attached to base
  • Cut  and emboss a 3 3/4 x 5″ piece witht the ‘Subtle‘ embossing folder
  • With the ‘Be Mine” dies, cut hearts as shown above
  • Layer and attach all pieces
  • Add ribbon of your choice and embellish  as desired

This last card is made from the same ‘Very Vanilla‘ cardstock but changed with a color filter to demonstrate how you can vary the color and sentiment.  The ‘Be Mine’ die set  is used again with the ‘Wonderful Floral’ framelits dies.  A sentiment from ‘Dandelion Wishes‘  was stamped on a label from the ‘Stitched Label‘ set.

  • Cut an A2 card base
  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ piece and emboss with the ‘Lace Dynamic‘ textured embossing folder
    • Attatch to card
  • Die cut label and stamp sentiment
    • Attach label to card
  • Die cut leaves and flowers as shown above and layer around edge of label piece.
    • Embellish with gold ‘Metallic Pearls

 

Would love to see what you create and read any comments or feedback you may have.

 

Products used are listed below.   Many items are available to purchase or you can earn some free until March 31 (or until they sell out), during Sale a Bration.   The only item that will carry over into the June, 2019 annual catalog will be the ‘Country Floral’ dynamic embossing folder.   The rest will be retired after that time.  I am happy to answer any questions this may raise, just leave me a message.

Don’t have a demonstrator and want to order…just drop me a note.  I would be thrilled to be yours!

Whether you love making cards as a hobby or are looking for a way to save 20-25% on your own orders and that of others, I’ll be happy to explain details of how you can do that as a demonstrator.   Until March 31st, you can get up to $175 worth of Stamin’Up! products for $99! Great deal isn’t it…..

Products used:

Sale a Bration Catalog

Sale a Bration

Paper Items:

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/101650/very-vanilla-8-1-2-x-11-cardstock

Sparkle and Silver Glimmer Paper

Dies:

Be Mine

Petals and More    Note:   This set is a substitute for Wonderful Floral Dies which has sold out.

Stitched Labels

Other:

Dandelion wishes (Sentiment)

Gold Metallic Pearls

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Dimensionals

 

Dear Doily

Thinking of Spring and love doilies, so I used the ‘Dear Doily’ bundle  for a couple of cards. These A2 cards have the same base design making it fun to vary up the color and create a set of cards that coordinate with each other.

Begin with layering a 5 1/4 x 4″ piece of cardstock onto an A2 base. You choose the color…I varied it up in each card and you can see  how different each card looks by simply changing it up a bit.

Next, from the ‘Gingham Gala’ paper cut a 3 x 4 1/4″” piece  with the  ‘Stitched Rectangle’ die. Top and center a layer of 3×4″ ‘Whisper White’ cardstock which is trimmed with a coordinating solid  3 1/4  x4″ piece of cardstock.  (See note below for a tip on this step.)

Now the fun begins with each card’s elements:

The Daffodil Delight card is totally layered with stamped and die cut images from the set then embellished with enamel dots I had on hand and ribbon (which I earned free.)   Simple but great look.

The Grapefuit Grove card has a doily cutout from the ‘Dear Doily’ bundle exposing the checkered background. Add another doily in ‘Grapefruit Grove’ and glue into that space to add a pop of color.

Butterflies, ribbon and a little bling complete the look.

Tip: Die cut the ‘Gingham Gala’ and white-trimmed piece together using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ die set. Position the white piece where you want it, tape in place on the gingham then die cut together. This will give you a clean-cut look without having to cut each piece individually and trying to make it fit perfectly when layered together.

To use this technique cut the gingham piece 3×4″ and the white at 3×5″. This allows for easy die cutting to the 3×4″size.

If you have this set hope you share your creation….would love to see it.   Have fun creating your own paper confections.

Will list product links below and encourage you to take a look. Most of the items used today were from the Sale a Bration catalog.  Some were earned free and you can read how you can get them too.  All expire March 31.

Have questions?   I have answers!  Just leave a message and I will be happy to help.

 

Products Used

Sale a Bration Items:

Dear Doily Bundle

Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (can only get free with $50 order)

Butterfly Beauty Thinlet Dies

Stitched Rectangle Dies

 

Cardstock:

Whisper White

Grapefuit Grove

Daffodil Delight

 

Ink:

Grapefruit Grove

Gorgeous Grape

Humming Along

Watercoloring birds just isn’t easy for me. So I challenged myself with the ‘Hummingbird Along ‘ bundle to see where it would take me.

The first card is in shades of blue with a bit of green.  First put the base card together. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4″  ‘Night of Navy’ piece of cardstock and layer to A2 base.   Then cut a 3′ circle out of  a 3 1/4 x 4 3/4″ ‘Whisper White’ ‘Rectangle Stitched’  piece and glue a doily over the circle to let the ‘Night of Navy’ cardstock show through.

Next use ‘Stampin Blends’  to color and die cut the hummingbird.  The ‘Color Lifter ‘pen does a fabulous job blending and removing color where you don’t want it.  Layer and pop up the bird with ‘Dimensionals.’  Add a sentiment  and  put little dots on the body of the bird for additional detail.  Also, use ‘Wink of Stella”  where you like to give the hummingbird some glisten…kinda like they really do look.

 

Now the second card has a story I am sure you will relate to but will detail that part a bit later.

This card was inspired by something seen on Pinterest and love the idea of stamping several flowers on the edges of the card.

Cut out a hummingbird on watercolor paper and paint. Color the flowers and leaves  in pinks and greens (after stamping) and  put a wash around it all with diluted pink ink .   Watercolor with ink pads this time around.    Simply lay colors on a non- porous surface or lid of your stamp pad and delute with water to paint.

Pop-up  and attach the hummingbird with ‘Dimensionals.’   Stamp a sentiment and all that is left is to add the black frame cut from the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ die set.

The frame is actually  a left over piece from  cutting  a layer piece for another card.   To create, you simply  cut cardstock 1/4″ bigger (on all sides) than the panel you are  die cutting.  When cut you will have a frame and center piece…two pieces in one cut.

Now for the rest of the story…..oh boy did I make a mess.

 I actually made the pink card first and set it aside while working on the blue card. Well, I didn’t put it far enough away and if you look closely at the pink card you see some blue spots that dripped on the sentiment and above.   Oooh that made me angry.   Couldn’t get the blue out.  Tried to erase it out, water it out and disaster was brewing.   The sentiment was ruined and I had broken fibers from too much scrubbing!

I am not the best  at watercoloring and didn’t relish the thought that I would have to throw this card away and start over.  What to do…crafters find a way right? So I die cut another flower and some leaves and colored them up.  Took the bird off and attached the flower and leaves over the damaged spot and trimed the edge.

Had to put the sentiment  in another place and reattach the bird in a different spot, but it worked out.  The flower attached over the frame gives more dimension and the bird (in it’s new location) looks as though it is flying through a bush of flowers.

Sometimes those mistakes give us time to be more creative and that’s what happened here.

Will link the products used and if you have questions, I have answers…just leave me a message.

Thanks for stopping by and would be thrilled to see your paper confections.

Products Used:

Humming Along Bundle

Doily Builder Dies

Stitched Rectangle Die

Wink of Stella

Watercolor Paper

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Dimensionals

Multipurpose glue

 

Stampin’ Blends:

Balmy Blue Combo

Dark Old Olive

Smokey Slate Light

Color Lifter

 

Ink Pads:

Lovely Lipstick

So Saffron

Granny Apple Green

Pear Pizzaz

Tuxedo Black

 

Would love it if you would like and share this blog with your crafty friends.   It helps me build a following so we have more to share and learn from each other.  Happy Crafting everyone.

All Adorned …Preview

Mandalas are so beautiful and the ‘All Adorned’ set reminds me of them. I cased this card from the Sale a Bration second release catalog that’s coming soon  (February 15- 31) and made it my own with a few additions.

Using the ‘Stamparatus’ was fun and made precision stamping the two main images down the side of the card easy.

Layering is a main ingredient in this confection. You can add more dimension by stamping and embossing…that’s what you see on the silver piece. Simply stamp the design with ‘VersaMark’ ink and emboss with silver powder.

After cutting and embossing, glue the pieces together. Finish with a sentiment and add some ‘Organdy Ribbon’ curled around the sides. Then pop up sentiment with dimensionals.   Also, add some enamel dots or bling for a tactile embellishment..love to feel cards and all the textures.

Several of the products shown today were earned free. If you would like more information just leave a message.

Would love any comments you may have. Hope you get crafty and make your own paper confections.

Products used:

All Adorned Stamp Set – Free with $50 order beginning  February 15 -March 31.                     (Link will be updated February 15)

Silver Embossing Powder

Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack – Free with $50 oder (this one sells out quick!)

Glitter Enamel dots

 

Ink Pads:

Night of Navy

Balmy Bllue

 

Cardstock:

Pumpkin Pie

Silver Foil

Whisper White