Crosses of Hope Handmade Card & Class

Crosses of Hope handmade cardToday I am sharing a card that one of my team members, Margaret Galvez made that I call the Crosses of Hope Handmade card.  I absolutely love the Stampin’ Up! Hold on to Hope stamp set and Crosses of Hope Framelits.  This is such a beautiful set with fantastic dies to compliment the stamp set.

These crosses are perfect to make Easter cards, Sympathy cards, Confirmation or Baptism cards.  I love the detail of the dies.

So one of my Team Members on the Stamping New England Team designed 5 beautiful cards using the Sale-a-bration DSP – Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and this stamp bundle.  This DSP  has several sheets of embossed lilies and other spring flowers that are very commonly used for Easter.  The designs on the paper are embossed with Silver, Gold and Copper.

I have pulled together a PDF with the details for making these gorgeous cards!

This beautiful card uses Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry cardstock with Cardstock Vellum.  The Narrow Cross and Wide Cross are cut from Copper Foil Cardstock and layered together.  Both the Vellum and Blushing Bride cardstock base are embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.   I love the look of embossed vellum as the image turns a little white around the embossed image.Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper

The embossed vellum is layered onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and then on a slightly larger piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  A White Organza ribbon is wrapped around this layer.  Next a lily and leaf are cut from the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer paper that is one of the new Sale-a-bration items.  This paper is absolutely gorgeous!  


So are you interested in the detailed instructions for these these beautiful cards?  I have assembled a PDF with full color directions to make 5 beautiful cards using the Hold on to Hope bundle with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer paper.  These cards also use Gold and Copper Foil.  You can purchase the full color instructions for just $9.95 through Paypal.
 




Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my cards.  These cards will be featured at my Class this Friday.  10am to 3pm during the day or 7pm for nighttime. 



Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the new stamp set available during Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket by Stampin’ Up!  

If you have been to my blog before, you know that I absolutely love flowers!  And I also love the new Blends markers.  So what a perfect way to combine two of my favorite things – flowers and Blends markers.

First I just had to play with the Blossoming Basket stamp and the Blends together.  So I stamped the Basket on a piece of Watercolor paper with Momento Black Ink.  I used the Blends Markers to color in the flowers.   

My tip for using Blends (alcohol markers) is to choose the area of image where you want to accent the light.  Each Blends marker set comes with a light and dark marker.  So for example, the Crumb Cake has a light marker and a darker marker.  So I chose the middle left area of the basket as the area where the light will shine – so will be lighter.  I used the light Crumb Cake marker on this section and outlined the edge of the basket with the dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker.  Then I use the lighter Crumb Cake marker over the darker color and pull or blend the darker and lighter colors together.  

I have found the most important thing for coloring flowers with the Blends Markers  is to remember that no two flowers are the same.  When you look at a flower petal, there is a natural variation of color between petals – so don’t stress about coloring flowers.  For the Pink rose in the middle, I highlights the edge of the petals with the darker color Pink Pirouette marker and then blended with the lighter color Pink Pirouette to fill in the color on the petal.  For the Coral petals – I used the darker Daffodil Delight marker as my lighter color and the light Calypso Coral marker as my darker color.  I love the combination of color that I got with the two different colors together.   The Calypso Coral together was too dark for me.  So blending the two colors gave me a shade that was a little lighter than Calypso Coral

So my advice to you when using blends is to experiment and mix colors.   After I finished coloring the basket, I did fussy cut out the image.  Then the fun.  What to use to make a card from the basket?  I was a little stumped but then thought about the Fabulous Foil Designer acetate.  Of course I have some and haven’t used it in a while.  

The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of  Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and piece of the Gold Fabulous Foil Designer acetate cut to the same size.  So the trick to using either vellum or acetate is hiding the adhesive.  So I added the adhesive behind the main image – square with the basket.

Next I cut a 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  I embossed the Whisper White with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.   This is layered on a Scalloped square of Champagne Foil (which did carry over from the Holiday catalog) cut using the Layering Square thinlits.  Then I attached the flower basket with dimensionals and attached this to the middle of the card.  Last I used a 1″ x 3″ piece of Vellum and stamped “Happy Easter” from the Hold onto Hope stamp set and embossed the words with Gold Embossing Powder.  Last I made a bow from the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon.

Here are the supplies that I used for this project:
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I am very pleased with how this card came out!  Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my card made with the
Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket stamp set.

Happy Easter

Happy EasterHappy Easter!  Today I am sharing a card that I made with the Stampin’ Up! Easter Message Stamp set and the Carousel and Cupcakes Designer Series paper.

The card base is a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of So Saffron cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with the Falling snow embossing folder. 

The top layer is a piece of the Yellow Sunbeam DSP from the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series paper stack.  I love this paper!  I cut the paper to 3 7/8″ x 3″.

The Messages are stamped using Stampin’ Up! Black archival ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  These new framelits are great for cutting out a design that has the faux stitching around the edge.  This set of framelits has 4 ovals, 4 circles and 4 squares that fit with the Layering Oval, Circle and Square framelits.  For this card, I layered the message on a Scalloped oval cut from a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.  

The Cross is stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the new Watercolor pencils with a blender pen to color in the cross and the cloth on the cross.  I then cut out the cross with a pair of Stampin’ Up! Snips (my most used and favorite tool!).  The cross is mounted onto the card using the new Foam Adhesive Strips to add dimension.

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card.

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That's it!

Enjoy your Easter!

Don't forget to check out the retiring list!  Some supply items are already gone!

Easter Bunny Punch card & Weekly Specials

Bunny Punch CardToday I have a card share for Easter, an Easter Bunny Punch Card.  I love cards made with punches.  These cards are great since you can use up your little scraps to make the pieces.  The other thing that I like about cards made with punches is they can be used each year with new papers.

This card uses a circle made cut from white card stock for the bunny’s body.  The edges of the circle have been sponged with soft suede to add a touch of color to the body.  The feet are made from the extra large oval punch cut from white cardstock.  The inside of the feet is punched from the large oval punched from pink pirouette card stock.  The bunny’s tail is punched from the triple flower punch.

The message Happy Easter is from the word set Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The cardstock base is Island Indigo.










Also – don’t forget about the specials for this week!
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Handmade Easter Card

Handmade Easter CardToday I have a handmade Easter Card that was inspired by one of my fellow team members on the Stamping New England Design Team.  Our theme for the month of March is Easter cards.   I changed the design of the card to use it for today’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.

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So here are the details of this card:
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Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar and Sahara Sand.

Fold a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock in half at 4 1/4″ to make the card base.  Use the Wood Grain embossing folder to add texture to a piece of 4 x 5 1/4″ Soft suede cardstock.  The Cross is made from scraps of baked Brown sugar cardstock that I stamped with the wood grain image from the Truly Grateful stamp set.  You can also use the Hardwood Background stamp to create the woodgrain effect.  Linen Thread is wrapped around the cross piece of the cross.

The flowers are stamped using Daffodil Delight ink and the nPetite Petals stamp set and punched out with the coordinating petite petals punch.  The center of the flowers have been highlighted with the pumpkin pie marker.  The circle in the background is punched from a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Easter wishes is stamped on a scrap of crumb cake cardstock and added with dimensionals.  Finally I added a button threaded with linen thread to the top corner of the card for an embellishment.

Stay tuned for more sneak peaks of Easter cards from the Stamping New England design team.  Interested in card ideas each month from our design team?   Join my Stamper’s Club and receive our card ideas each month.  Check out the details HERE.

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! IMGP0074-1 Today I am showing a couple of Easter sets from the past.  I was cleaning out old pictures last night trying to free up some space on my hard drive. I think this was my favorite Easter stamp that Stampin’ Up! made over the years!  This was an Easter Card Kit that I offered the year that the Chocolate Bunny stamp was around which was 2010.   IMGP0087-1 Here is another card set made with the Good Egg? set – also from 2010. I hope that everyone has a great Easter and gets lots of chocolates!   Marilyn  

Happy Easter

Good Morning and Happy Easter to all!! 100_8958 (5)                   I just wanted to share my favorite Easter card today from the group of cards that I made for my Easter Card Kit.  I love the set Everybunny!! And the new Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper from the Spring catalog is perfect with all the bright colors!!   Have a great Easter everyone!! Don’t eat too much candy!   signature line-red