Rose Wonder Cards and an update

Today I am sharing a set of cards that I made with the Rose Wonder stamp set and matching framelits by Stampin’ Up!.  These are the cards that I made with my Stamper’s Club in April.   This is a beautiful stamp set and I am so glad to see that it made it into the new 2017 catalog that is coming out in June!  In the meantime you can still purchase this set as a bundle (140804) but the bundle option will be going away with the new Catalog.  So if you have been thinking about this set – now is the time to get it!

Rose Wonder Collage As you can see this set is really versatile and can be used several different ways.  The top right card is made with Blushing Bride, Basic Gray and White Shimmer paper.  The Rose is cut out using the framelits.  The rose is painted using Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz inks with an aqua painter.  I love the watercolor effect!

The second card is made using Calypso Coral and Pear Pizazz on Watercolor paper.  The Rose with Leaves was cut out and used as a stencil for this card.  So the cut image was not glued to the card but used as a stencil to paint the flowers.  One of the keys to using Watercolor paper is to spritz the paper with a little water and to let the ink run a little.

The third and fourth cards are made with a layer of Whisper White and Night of Navy.  The key to these cards is to use the cut out image and the negative image to outline the card.  The blue Rose is colored with Lost Lagoon ink and an aqua painter.

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So an update on me – I know that I have been missing in action for the past few weeks.  I have been busy getting my house ready to sell and moving into my new place as well as going to Stampin’ Up! On Stage in Salt Lake City in the  middle!  Salt Lake City was fantastic as always.  I am always amazed by all the talented people that I meet each time I am at a Stampin’ Up! event and the friends that I get to catch up with that I have made thru the years!

So I am in my new house and in the process of setting up my new Creative Playground!  I am about half way there and still have lots of boxes to unpack!  But I am holding my first class on Friday.  The best part of my new house is the 1,000 square foot finished basement for Marilyn’s Creative Playground!  When I moved out of my Tewksbury house, I had things spread out between 3 rooms!  The best news is that all of my hard work on my house paid off.  I spent a lot of time painting, replacing carpet and freshening up some of the rooms in my house and it sold very quickly.  In the meantime – the cats and I have been camping out in my new place with very little furniture as it was left in the other house to keep it staged.  I can’t wait to move my bed over!

I will post some pics of my new space over the next few days as I unpack more things!

Take care and Happy Stamping!  don’t forget about ordering that Rose Wonder bundle before the bundle goes away and also stock up on your favorite retiring in-colors before they are gone!

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Gold & Silver Anniversary Cards

anniversary card-wToday I am sharing a silver anniversary card that I made to match the gold Anniversary card I shared a few weeks ago.  I love these cards and have added them to my Etsy store.  These cards are perfect for an anniversary celebration or an invitation to a special party!  The only difference between these two cards is the gold vs. silver vellum that I used for the background!

Here are the details for these Handmade Anniversary Cards:
The card base is made using Whisper White cardstock cut the long way – 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″ and folding in half to open at the top!  Next is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Gold Fancy Foil Vellum!  This Vellum just screams Wedding or Anniversary to me!  I think that I will add this card and a Silver version to my Etsy store for Anniversary Parties!

Next I used the new Number of Years Stamp set with coordinating Large Numbers Framelits from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog to stamp the floral bouquet, numbers and the anniversary banner.  These items are all stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been layered onto a piece of Gold Foil.
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The Design is stamped with Pear Pizazz ink for the leaves, Rose Red ink for the Roses, Daffodil Delight ink for the daisies and Pool Party ink for the Gladiolas.  The words “HAPPY and ANNIVERSARY” are stamped with Rose red ink.  The Banner is stamped with Gold ink and embossed with Gold Embossing powder around the Anniversary.  I also stamped the numbers “5” & “0” with Gold ink and embossed them with Gold embossing powder on scraps of whisper white cardstock.  Then use the new Large Number Framelits to cut out the numbers and the Anniversary banner.  I love when Stampin’ Up! make a stamp set and framelits that coordinate!  and don’t forget to get your 15% off by ordering these products in a bundle!


Want to make the banner and the numbers pop?  I used dimensionals for the banner and the numbers…  And a little tip for you – save the thin edges of the dimensionals to use for thin items like the numbers.

Enjoy!


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How to use a Sketch to make Cards

Today I havewatermelon floral-w a group of cards that I made using the new Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set and the Birthday Bouquet Designer paper.

So the story behind this card; one of my friends brought over a picture of a card that she found on Pinterest.  She asked me how to coordinate cardstock to make a similar card.  So I drew out this sketch and figured out the dimensions.  Then I decided that I needed to play with this sketch and made a few different variations using a couple of different designer papers and stamp sets.

One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! is that a package of Designer paper has 12 designs made with colors that all coordinate.  So it is very easy to design a card and mix and match the colors.

Two of these cards are made with the Birthday Bouquet designer paper.  If you look on the back of each set of designer paper the colors that are in the designer paper are listed.  So the first card, I used whisper white for the background, Calypso coral to layer the designer paper and mint macaroon to layer the polka dot background.

So here is the sketch and the dimensions for the pieces of the card starting from the bottom up:Sketch-001
  1. the background Designer paper is 4″ x 5 1/8″ and layered on a piece of Calypso Coral that is cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″
  2. the next layer is a piece of mint macaroon polka dot paper cut to 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ layered onto a piece of mint macaroon cut to 3 1/4″ x 4″
  3. Next is a banner cut to 2″ x 4″ layered on a piece of Calypso Coral that is 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8.
  4. The last layer is a piece of the flowered pattern cut to 2 1/2″ x 1 5/8″.  I used the corner rounder on this piece and layered it onto a piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock that has been cut to 2 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ with the corner also rounded.
After assembling thblue close upe layers, I used a piece of the Watermelon Wonder lace to tie around all the layers.  This is then attached to a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base.   I used the new Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897) from the Occasions catalog to add glitter to the flowers.  It is very hard to see the glitter on the pictures but it beautiful!





Here are two other cards made with the same sketch:

Birthday Blooms blue w bloomin love-wThe card with the blue flower is made with the same Birthday Bouquet designer paper and Birthday Blooms stamp set but with Lost Lagoon color for the layers and the mint macaroon lace ribbon.

The third card is made with the Love Blossoms designer paper and layered using Rose Red cardstock.  The stamp set is the Sale-a-bration set What I love.

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So which card is your favorite??

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Valentines Card

Bloomin' Heart Valentine
Today I am sharing a Handmade Valentines Card that we made yesterday at my Stamper's Club meeting.

The card base is made with Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4.  The card base is then embossed using the Decorative Dots embossing folder. 

Next is a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Love Blossoms Designer paper layered onto a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" piece of crumb cake cardstock.

The Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die is used to cut an outline of the heart from the designer paper.  HINT:  Cut out the heart before you attach the designer paper to the crumb cake layer.

Next I cut a heart from a piece of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  I love that Stampin' Up! keeps adding new colors of Glimmer paper!  The Glimmer heart is attached over the cut out of the heart on the designer paper.

Then I stamped the banner image using Rose Red ink and the "BE MINE" using crumb cake ink.  I also stamped a couple of flowers using crumb cake ink on a scrap of whisper white cardstock.  These were cut out using the flower dies in the Bloomin' Heart dies.  The flowers are attached with glue dots and I added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center of each flower.  The Banner is attached with dimensionals.


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Here is a list of the product used to make this card.

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Stop back and check out more Valentine's ideas over the next couple of weeks!


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Occasions Catalog Share & Happy New Year!

Today I have a handmade card from the new 2016 Occasions Catalog to share with you! 
This card is perfect for an anniversary party or as an announcement for a Party!  Also great for a New Year’s Card! 

And by the way – HAPPY NEW YEAR’s!  I am not complaining but have had a difficult 2015.  So am very much looking forward to a better 2016!  Looking forward to starting the New Year and getting back to the things in life that I love, my business, my family and a few fun events thrown in for good measure!  And I promise to post more this year!


The best thing about January in the Stampin’ Up! world is all the great new products that are introduced in the Occcasions Catalog.  And also Sale-a-bration!  What is Sale-a-bration?  For every $50 in product that you purchase, you can choose a FREE item from the Stmapin’ Up! Sale-a-bration catalog!

Handmade Anniversary Card
So the details on this Handmade Anniversary Card:

The card base is made using Whisper White cardstock cut the long way – 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″ and folding in half to open at the top!  Next is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Gold Fancy Foil Vellum!  This Vellum just screams Wedding or Anniversary to me!  I think that I will add this card and a Silver version to my Etsy store for Anniversary Parties!

Next I used the new Number of Years Stamp set with coordinating Large Numbers Framelits from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog to stamp the floral bouquet, numbers and the anniversary banner.  These items are all stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been layered onto a piece of Gold Foil.
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The Design is stamped with Pear Pizazz ink for the leaves, Rose Red ink for the Roses, Daffodil Delight ink for the daisies and Pool Party ink for the Gladiolas.  The words “HAPPY and ANNIVERSARY” are stamped with Rose red ink.  The Banner is stamped with Gold ink and embossed with Gold Embossing powder around the Anniversary.  I also stamped the numbers “5” & “0” with Gold ink and embossed them with Gold embossing powder on scraps of whisper white cardstock.  Then use the new Large Number Framelits to cut out the numbers and the Anniversary banner.  I love when Stampin’ Up! make a stamp set and framelits that coordinate!  and don’t forget to get your 15% off by ordering these products in a bundle!


Want to make the banner and the numbers pop?  I used dimensionals for the banner and the numbers…  And a little tip for you – save the thin edges of the dimensionals to use for thin items like the numbers.


Here is a list of the products that I used for making this card:
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Here's to a Happy, Healthy and Fun Filled 2016 for all!  I can't wait to share all of my ideas for the great new products from the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog with you!

I hope that you have enjoyed my share of this beautiful Handamde Anniversary card from the new Occasions Catlaog!

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