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

 

 

By the Bay

Here’s a masculine card that comes together quickly with the ‘By the Bay’ set (earned free during Sale a Bration.)

No coloring required…just stamp and simple layering to add richness and depth. The white frame was actually a scrap from some pieces cut with the ‘Stitched Rectangle Dies’ and layered next to the gray piece.  The stitching on the die added more detail and a finished look.

You can’t see it very well in the photo so here’s a close up of an embossing folder used to add texture to the scene. It’s called ‘Subtle Impressions’ and turns ordinary paper into a linen textured piece.

Would love to hear what you think. And as always, if you have questions about joining Stampin’Up! or how to earn free items during Sale a Bration I am happy to answer them.

Go get your craft on and make some paper confections of your own. (then come back and share them, K?

 

Sale A Bration:

Sale A Bration Jan-March 31

Products used:

By the Bay Stamp Set (free with $50 order)

Whisper White Cardstock

Smoky Slate Cardstock

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

Basic Black Cardstock

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Momento Tuxedo Ink Pad

Wonderful Romance

With Valentine’s Day approaching love is in the air and the ‘Wonderful Romance Bundle’ was calling to me to create a card and put some love into it.

 

Die cut the leaf trellis on the long edge of the card base and back it with ‘Petal Pink’ cardstock to add a pop of color.   To give the inside of the card a finished look Die cut and trim out another trellis piece and glue it over the pink strip with the leaves pointing inward.

On this card watercolor paper was used for all the images on the front of the card. Stamp in ‘Mossy Meadow’ ink and watercolor from there.  Drag the stamped color to fill in images with a brush and bit of water.  The same process was used on additional leaves.   Flowers were colored with the ‘Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend’ markers.

After coloring the die cuts attach to the base card over the sentiment.  You can create this card in either ‘Very Vanilla’ or ‘Whisper White.’  The sample was made on ‘Very Vanilla.’

You can add foliage die cut  in vellum for a soft look around the sentiment.

Hope you love this romantic look.  I welcome your comments and pictures of what you have created.

Happy to answer questions you may have.  Just leave a message.

And as always, go create some Paper Confections!

 

Products Used:

Wonderful Romance Bundle

Mossy Meadow Ink Pad

Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Flirty Flamingo Stampin’Blends Combo

Multipurpose Glue

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Powder Pink Cardstock

 

 

 

Beauty Abounds

I am mesmerized by butterflies it seems and wanted to try out the ‘Beauty Abounds’ stamp set.   I already had many pieces so with my supplies and the new stamp set I was able to put together a simple-to-make card together in a variety of colors.

You pretty much stamp, emboss, color then stack all the pieces in place….easy huh?  One thing that will stretch your Butterfly Die set is to cut it apart and use the pieces separately.  There are so many sizes and shapes of butterflies that could fit just about anywhere.

Have fun trying this set out, and if you have already made some cards using this set, show it off!  Would love you see your paper confections.

 

 

 

 

 

Items Used:

Beauty Abounds Bundle

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Lace Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

Whisper White Cardstock

Inks and Markers:

Pear Pizazz

Light DaffodilLight Mango Melody

Petal Pink Dark

Light Calypso Coral

Balmy Blue Combo Pack

 

Want to know more about Sale a Bration and how to earn free items or how to get 20-25% all your orders?   Leave me a message…if you have questions, I have answers/

Have a great time creating your own paper confections.

Petal Pallet/Petals and More

I recently had knee surgery and so I had some time to catch up on You Tube crafting videos.   I was inspired to take a stamp bundle I already had and made several cards with it….proving that purchasing a versatile stamp bundle really can stretch your crafting $$$.

One such bundle is the ‘Petal Pallet’ stamp set and coordinating ‘Petals and More’ die set. Black and white is so striking when used with spots of color and I chose that for this first set of cards. First stamp and die cut the images. Then use daubers to color them. Love the technique and result. It is simple and the process takes no time at all. Add some background dimension by embossing a white piece of cardstock and cut out with the ‘Stitched Rectangle ‘ die then attach to an A2 card base. (Have to say the ‘Rectangle Die’ is a staple item I can’t do without. The more I use it the more I see it’s value. Anyway, any design embossing folder will work and there are a couple used in the samples. Layer all the pieces with the rose elements popped up with ‘dimensionals.’

The second set of cards uses Press and Seal to hold pieces of the rose design together before die cutting the shape you want on your card.

I cased this technique from Jennifer McGuire who demonstrated it on You Tube and I recommend you watch it to learn how it works. The name of the video is Floating Die Cut Frame. I made some changes to the design to make the cards my own and used Stampin’Up! products. I used Stampin’Blends in soft pink and yellow for the color palette for a spring-like feel.  The sentiments are from Both the “Petal Pallet” and “Picture Perfect Birthday Set.’

You’ll have enough design elements for two cards so it is worth the time and effort and you’ll love the results.

Would love to hear from you and hope you take a moment to like this post and share it. If you want to learn more about Stampin’Up! and ways to earn free product or become a demonstrator please send me a message.  If you have questions, I have answers.

Once again, have fun and take time to create you own Paper Confections.

 

Annual Catalog

Sale a Bration

Occasions Catalog

 

PRODUCTS USED:

First Set of Cards

Petal Pallet Stamp Set

Petals and More Thinlet Dies

Tin Tile Embossing Folder

Stitched Circle Dies

Paper:

Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet (free with $50 order)

Basic Black

Very Vanilla

Inks:

Pineapple Punch

Grapefruit Grove

Gorgeous Grape

Rich Razzleberry

Pear Pizzazz

Mossy Meadow

 

Second set of Cards:

Stamp Sets:

Petal Pallet

Picture Perfect Birthday

Other:

Stitched Oval

Iridescent Sequins

Paper:

Very Vanilla

Blushing Bride

Stampin Blends:

Petal Pink

Light Calypso

Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Combo

Old Olive Combo