Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy Easter Lamb

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Easter is Early This Year

It's hard to believe that Easter is just a few short weeks away already! I've been all over the place with my stamping lately - one day a Valentine, another day a couple of birthday cards, maybe a Christmas card, and then this Easter one.

This card actually began with the Blushing Bride/Gold banner, left over from last year's 'Filled With Love' Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up! (I never finished that kit, so there are pieces of it lying around my crafting space - shhh! I know Valentine's Day has come and gone AGAIN.) 

I took my color cues from that banner, making the card base Blushing Bride, and adding a gold Metallic Foil doily. The Petite Petal Flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White card stock, and punched out with the coordinating Petite Petals punch. 

The tiniest flower is punched from Blushing Bride card stock with the Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack flower punch.

Another banner was stamped in Basic black ink with "Happy Easter" from the Easter Lamb stamp and cut with a Banner Framelit.

The adorable little lamb from the same stamp set was stamped in Black Stazon on Whisper White card stock, colored with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Cucumber Crush Markers, and then punched with the 2" Circle punch and attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Tiny pearls add the finishing touch to the flower centers.

If I left off any details you'd like to know, please leave me a comment. Visit the online store for more details on any of the featured products.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Stacked With Love for Birthdays

 Black and White Flower Patch

Today I'm moving away from the stencil craze and cleaning up my crafting space. The Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper was still out from making Valentines, so I grabbed a few pieces to create this black and white birthday card.

The card base is 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crisp Cantaloupe. On top of that I added a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper white card stock.

The red patterned piece at the bottom is a 4" x 2-1/4" piece cut from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper, and on top of that is a 3-5/8" x 1-7/8" black & white patterned paper from the same pack.

For the flower and leaf, I used Basic Black card stock, another pattern from the paper pack, and small pieces of Calypso Coral and Cucumber Crush card stock, along with the Flower Fair Framelits. 

The smallest flower is stamped with two stamps from the Flower Patch set in Real Red ink, cut with the Flower Fair Framelits and attached with a Stampin' Dimensional.

To finish it off, the greeting is stamped in Basic Black, and three tiny pearls are grouped in the center of the small flower.

Not a lot of stamping on this card, but the paper designs add some 'pop' to it.

I had fun creating this card and hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Feb. 23 - 29

Weekly Deals for Feb. 23 - 29, 2016

We all hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 138333
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$19.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.25 US/$14.25 CAN

Flower Medallion Punch Item # 137417
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Classy Designer Buttons Item # 138393
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Stars Framelits Dies Item # 133723
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 137364
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Happy Birthday Single Layer Card

Happy Birthday on the High Seas

My stenciling craze didn't stop with just one card, of course. So here's the second creation of the stamping session.

This time I chose the stencil from the retired Stampin' Up! Hooray It's Your Day Simply Created Kit because it reminded me of ocean waves. While this kit is no longer available, there is a Striped Scallop Thinlit in the current catalog with a very similar pattern that could probably substitute for this stencil.

After taping the stencil and Bashful Blue card stock (also retired, but any light blue card stock would work) with washi tape, I started daubing with my sponge daubers from the bottom up with the following ink colors:
The boat is from the retired Moving Forward set and is stamped in Island Indigo. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Sky is the Limit, a 2016 Sale-a-Bration stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy.

The tops of the "waves" and the details on the boat were outlined with a white gel pen. The bottom of the sail was simply colored in with a Soft Sky marker.

There you have it - one layer and done! Very light-weight and easily mailable. 

If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Single Layer Thank You Card

Stencil It

Today's crafting session was all about playing with stencils, ink colors and a stamp that hasn't seen ink in a while.

Here is a fun polka-dot Thank You card - just one layer of card stock and a couple of embellishments. 

To create this colorful effect, I used a piece of thick whisper white card stock with the dots stencil from the dots and stripes stencil set and some daubers. I taped the stencil and cardstock down with washi tape to keep them from wiggling around while I was working.

Beginning at the bottom, the ink colors I used are:
Then I used the largest stamp from Another Thank You, and stamped it in Basic Black ink

You can add a few candy dots or rhinestones and you're done!

This would be a fun card to create in many color schemes. Let's see what you can come up with!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weekly Deals Start today!

Weekly Deals for Feb. 16 - 22, 2016

Enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! 

  • The Bitty Butterfly Punch is a must have! Here's a simple card featuring the butterfly punch and a coordinating stamp. If you purchased the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the Weekly Deals last week, you're in luck! You already own a coordinating stamp!

  • The Envelope Punch Board is awesome for making matching envelopes in coordinating colors for all your cards.
  • Don't forget - if your order is $50 before tax and shipping, you can also earn a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure! There are some NEW items for Sale-a-bration starting today. See them here.


Bitty Butterfly Punch Item # 129406
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Pansy Punch Item # 130698
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill Item # 129027
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Brights Sequin Assortment Item # 138389
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Envelope Punch Board Item # 133774
Regular Price: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 US/$18.75 CAN

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals for Feb. 9 - 15

Enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! Stretch your crafting dollars by combining items from the Weekly Deals with items from the Clearance Rack. If your order is $50 before tax & shipping, you can also earn a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!

Here's one of two cards I created with the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set. See the details in this previous post

138279GBaker's Box Thinlits Dies Item # 138279
Regular Price: $33.00 US/$41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.75 US/$30.75 CAN

See some cute treat holders made with this die on my Pinterest Treat Holders board
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim Item # 137910
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN
Butterfly Basics Wood Stamp Set-Mount Item # 138813
Regular Price: $48.00 US/$59.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $36.00 US/$44.25 CAN

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.25 US/$2.81 CAN

Blossom Bunch Punch Item # 140612
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN