Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

Candy Cane Lane Card

Today I have a handmade Christmas card that is made using Stampin’ Up!’s Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  This card layout is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday card sketch!
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Here are the details on this card:
Card Base:  Whisper white cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Real Red Cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and then a layer of Candy Cane Lane Designer paper cut to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Snip the top left corner of the designer paper to add contrast to the card.

Next is a scalloped circle cut using the Layered Circle Framelits with another piece of the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.

The main element of this card is a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ layered onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock but to 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″. 

The Gingerbread house is actually not stamped but is cut from the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  I used stampin’ dimensionals to raise the cut out house.  Last I stamped the message from the Tin of Tags Stamp set with Real Red ink.

This is a great Christmas Greeting stamp set that has been designed to be part of a Project Kit.  But – you can just order the set which I did since I love this set for Greetings on my Holiday cards.

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Star of Light Handmade Card

Today I am sharing a handmade Christmas card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Star of Light Stamp set and coordinating thinlits.  star-of-light-2wThis card was inspired by the week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

So the details on this card:

The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Soft Sky cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.

The panel on the right is a 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock layered on a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.

The background of this panel is a Watercolor technique on Whisper White cardstock using re-inkers and an aqua painter. Place 2 drops of Island Indigo re-inker and about 10 drops of water in the top of star-of-light2-cua button container.  Stir it up with an aqua painter and brush across the cardstock.  NOTE:  practice on a scrap of white paper first to get the level of shading that you want.  Then I repeated the process with soft sky re-inker.  Then set this piece aside to dry.

The Panel on the left is a  1 1/2″ piece of  Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper which has been lightly brayered with Soft Sky ink.  This is also layered onto a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.  I added a piece of Blushing Bride and Silver Glitter ribbon.

the Snowflakes are cut from Dazzling Details Glimmer paper and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper cut with the detailed Starlitght thinlits dies.  These are layered on my watercolored panel that has been stamped with Blushing Bride  using the swirl stamp.  The small star is a stamped with versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing powder on a scrap of whisper white.

It is hard to tell, but I used the Wink of Stella Clear Brush to add dazzle to the blushing bride swirl.  The snowflakes are attached with glue dots.  and of course the center of the snowflakes have been embellished with Rhinestone Jewels.

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Santa’s Sleigh card

Today I have a card that I made using the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set Santa’s Sleigh from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog available on September 1st!  I am really loving this new Holiday csleigh3_watalog and couldn’t decide what to order – so actually ordered 6 new Christmas sets (usually I order 3).

Anyway – this set is really neat – it has a Sleigh with a detailed die to cut out a fancy overlay for the Sleigh.  This cards was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  I actually made the card on Tuesday but am just getting time now to post it!
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So the details on this card:

The Designer paper is the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.
The base of the Sleigh is cut from Gold Foil with the overaly cut from Red Glimmer paper.

So I am liking this Designer paper so much, I couldn’t decide which side of the paper to use…  So this is a secsleigh2-1wond card that I made using the other side of the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  So the details on these cards.

The Card bases are Real Red and Crumb Cake on the second card.  The second layer is cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  The Designer paper is cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.

The second card has the Sleigh base cut from Copper Foil with an overlay of Real Red Foil, which has been discontinued, but I have a couple of pieces laying around!

The Ribbon on the first card is a piece of the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon that will be available in the Holiday catalog.

Each of the sleighs are layered on a white doily.  The “merry” is cut using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

So which Santa’s Sleigh card do you like better?  Card #1 or Card #2?



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Christmas in July card

shaker ornament Christmas cardToday I am sharing a Shaker Card that I made using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set from Stampin’ Up for my upcoming Christmas in July Class!  Since Stampin’ Up! has come out with the new Foam Adhesive Strips (141825).

This card was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  As soon as I saw this sketch I thought of a shaker card!mojo456  When I saw this sketch I thought of two potential shaker cards.  One with a Christmas ornament and another with a large flower such as a Dahlia.  If I have time I will make the Dahlia card later this week.

Anyway – the details for this card:
Card base:  Whisper White cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  The background layer is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 5 3/8″ x
4 1/8″.  I embossed this layer with the Softly Falling embossing folder.   Attach this layer to the top of the whisper white card base.

Next I used a piece of the This Christmas Designer Series paper for this Christmas project.  I choose the garden green plaid paper cut to 3 1/4″ x 4″.  I used the long thin ornament from the Delicate Ornaments thinlits that match the Embellished Ornaments stamp set to cut an ornament shape out of the designer paper.  I used my handy Fast Fuse Adhesive to attach a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of a window sheet to the back of the ornament.  This is what will hold in your shaker items.

Next I used the new Foam Adhesive Strips to outline the ornament on the back of the piece over the window sheet. I used sequins that I pulled off of the Stampin’ Up! sequin pieces.  I used a mix of Blushing Bride, Silver and Gold Sequins.  I used several dimensionals on each corner of the square to hold the edges of the piece down.  This piece is applied to the front of the card on a diagonal.  Next I cut a small poinsettia and an ornament topper from a scrap of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  I tied a small piece of the 3/8″ silver ribbon thru the ornament topper and used a dimensional to attach it to the top of the ornament and the fine tip glue pen to glue the poinsettia on the front of the ornament. ornament cu

Next I cut a 1″ x 3″ piece of t he diagonal stripped designer paper.  I stamped the message “Thinking of you at Christmas” with Cherry Cobbler ink and embossed it with Clear embossing powder.

Last but not least is the bling!  I randomly added sets of 3 Rhinestone jewels around the edge of the card to look like snow.

Here is a video that I made showing how I made this Shaker Card:



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Another Botanical Blooms Card

mojo-2wEarlier this week I posted a card that I had made with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching framelits using this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  Well I loved the card so much, I was thinking that I would make the same card but just change up the colors and Designer paper.  Of course, life always gets in the way and I didn’t have time to work on the card until today.  So here it is – my 2nd card using this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Just a reminder – here is the first card that I posted.  This card uses the Wildflower Designer paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  botanical bloom-w  My card from today uses the Botanical  Gardens Designer paper.  Here are the details for this card:

the Cardstock base is Mint Macaron cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The Designer paper pattern is the Mint Macaron design cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  This is layered onto a piece of Whisper white cardstock cut to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  The banner for this card is a piece of designer paper cut to 1 1/2″ x 3″ and layered onto a piece of Hello Honey cardstock that is 1 5/8″ x 3 1/8″. 

The Flowers are cut from Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Pink Pirouette and Cajun Craze Cardstocks.  I used a piece of Blushing Bride Glitter paper to cut the center of the flowers.  I Then added a rhinestone jewel to the center to add bling.

These are the supplies that you need for this card:

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Botanical Blooms card

botanical bloom-wToday I am working on designs for an upcoming class using the new Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms stamp set and matching framelits.  This stamp set has some beautiful Designer paper with it – Botanical Blooms but I think this stamp set also goes well with the Sale-a-bration paper Wildflower Fields.  So I am planning on making this card with the Botanical Blooms paper too.

In the meantime – here are the details for this card.  The card is inspired by today’s Mojo Monday sketch.

The card base is Lost Lagoon cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ framing a piece of the Wildflower fields  Designer paper cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Next I cut a piece of the Blackberry Bliss flowered pattern to 1 1/2″ x 3″ and layered this onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock trimmed to a banner.

The flowers are cut from Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron and Pink Piroubotanical bloom cuette cardstock scraps with the Botanical Framelits.  I used a scrap of the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper to make the center of the flowers from the framelits.  And of course, you need bling – so I added a Rhinestone jewel to the center of each flower.

I will add the matching card made with Botanical Blooms designer paper later this evening after I finish it!

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Reason for the Season Card

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Today I am sharing a card made using the Stampin’ Up! Reason for the Season stamp set.  Poinsettias are my favorite Christmas flower so of course I had to have this set!  This card is inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

Even though this card looks complex it isn’t.  The secret to this card is the layers.  I layered each piece of Home for Christmas Designer paper with a coordinating cardstock.  With this card I used Mossy Meadow cardstock and Red Glimmer paper to outline the layers.

Here are the details for this card:
The card base is Very vanilla cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a piece of Mossy Meadow cut to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  I selected the Music pattern from the Home for Christmas Designer paper as the background paper for the card.   Next is a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of designer paper with the Mossy Meadow Vine design.  The Banner is a piece of Holly designer paper cut to 2″ x 5″.  Next is a 2 3/4″ square of Designer paper with the house pattern layered onto a piece of Red Glimmer paper cut to 2 7/8″ square. 


The circle in the center is cut using the Circle Framelits.  I used the 2″ Circle Punch to layer this onto a piece of Red Glimmer Paper.  The center is stamped with the message “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”.  season cu

Last but not least is the poinsettia.  This is a two part stamp which is great for allowing you to stamp an image with multiple colors without having to do lots of coloring!  The outline of the poinsettia is stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.  Next I stamped the flower with Read Red ink.  The leaves are stamped with Old Olive ink to show the details of the leaves.  I added a touch of Gold Dazzling Details to the center of the flower.


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Flurry of Wishes Christmas Card

Flurry of WishesToday I have a Christmas card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Flurry of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday Tall and Skinny sketch.  A Tall and Skinny card measures 9″ x 4″.

Here are the details for this card:
Cardstocks:  Pool Party makes up the base with a layer of Whisper White and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.
The Whisper White background is stamped with the large snowflake from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set with Soft sky ink.

The Whisper White piece on top measures 2 1/2″ x 6 7/8″.   The snowflakes are stamped with White Craft ink and then embossed to create the snowflake background for resist.  Next I used a brayer with soft sky ink over the area of the whisper white piece.  I brayered 4 layers of soft sky to get the light blue background.  Next I brayered the piece with 3 layers of Pool Party ink.  Then I used a sponge dauber with Pool Party ink over the snowflakes to fill in the crevices around the embossed images.  This brings out the details of the snowflakes.

This piece is layered on a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and another piece of Pool Party Cardstock.  I added a piece of the White Glitter Ribbon from the Holiday catalog.  The medium snowflake is stamped with Silver Ink and embossed with Silver Embossing powder.  The center of the Silver snowflake is enhanced with an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment.  Three of the larger Iced Rhinestone Embellishments are added to the top left of the card.

Rhinestone jewels have been added to the center of the snowflakes.

I love the combination of these Blues and Silver with the Snowflake images!


Enjoy!

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Quick and Simple Christmas Card – Sneak Peak

Today I have a sneak peak of one of the new Holiday Embellished Ornamentsstamp sets from Stampin’ Up! called Embellished Ornaments.  This new set comes with matching framelits, Delicate Ornaments, to cut out your ornaments and there are some beautiful details to these ornaments!  This Quick and Simple card is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge!

So I have been in Buffalo, NY visiting family and friends as well as attending a reunion of my High School Drama Club for the past week.  What a great event!  It was so much fun to catch up with old friends, some of whom I have not seen in 30-35 years!  The best thing about this reunion is that it was people from multiple years, so not just people from my class!.

Sunday I made the trek across NY State on I90 which can be a long drive.  For some reason I90 in Massachusetts, affecChristmas pre-ordertionately knows as the Mass Pike, gets very backed up on Sundays.  So the drive was 10 hours and 525 miles…  I am still recovering!  But this was waiting for me when I got home – My last order and Christmas Pre-order!   Yay!

Now, onto the details for this card:
The card base is Mossy Meadow which is embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder. 
Next is a strip of gold glimmer paper which has been cut to make a banner.

The larger circle is cut from Real Red Cardstock using the Circles framelits.  Just nest two Circle framelits to make the thin circle.  The Designer paper is the Home fmojo-2cuor the Holidays Designer paper which will be in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog, available in September.

I love the detail of these new framelits.  The ornament is cut from a piece of Gold Foil.  I added a few Rhinestone Jewels to the ornament.  Last but not least, a piece of gold Baker’s Twine is threaded through the top of the ornament.

I can’t wait to share more items with you from the New Holiday Catalog!


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Sprinkles of Life Card

Sprinkles of Life CardToday I have another card designed with the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set and Pretty Petals Designer paper from Stampin’ Up!  I am really loving the versatility of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  This set comes with a coordinating Tree Builder punch – so no cutting of images and there are a variety of139971S cards that can be made with these really neat images…  I have made a card with a flower basket (use the bottom of the cupcake), a birthday cupcake and an ice cream cone.   One of the topping stamps can be used to make the toppings of a cupcake, layers of an ice cream cone or clouds!  And the best part of this set is that $3 from the proceeds from this set go to the Ronald McDonald House which is Stampin’ Up!’s supported charity.

For the Details of this card:
The card base is Old Olive which has been cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  I added a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of floral designer paper from the Pretty Petals Designer paper stack.  Next is a piece of Chevron ribbon.

The background image is stamped on a layer of very vanilla cardstock ( 2 3/4″ x 4″) that I sponged with Pear Pizazz ink to look like grass.  I then stamped the trees with Chocolate Chip ink and Pear Pizazz ink.  NOTE:   I stamped off the trees and leaves on scrap paper to make a lighter shadow image to give the look of a background forest.  The clouds are stamped with Soft Sky ink.  To add a little more depth to the grass, I added 2 scraps of pear pizazz cardstock that I ripped to make a raw  edge.  I love this look for natural backgrounds. DSCN1345cu

Last I stamped the tree trunk with Chocolate Chip ink and the leaves with Old Olive ink on scraps of very vanilla cardstock.  They were punched out using the Tree Builder punch and added to a half circle cut from So Saffron cardstock.  I used dimensionals to help this image to pop.  Last but not least I added a little blue bird that was stamped with Marina Mist Ink.

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This card was inspired by today's Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I hope that you have enjoyed this Sprinkles of Life card today. 


Watercolor Wings Card

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Today I have a card made with the Watercolor Wings Stamp set and Pretty Petals Designer Series paper from Stampin’ Up!.  This card layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

I love the colors that are in the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack.  My tip is to choose the colors for the card from the colors in the Designer paper stack which are listed on the front of the designer paper.  So the card base is Calypso Coral with a layer of Very vanilla.  The Very Vanilla layer is embossed with the new Brick Embossing folder.

I used the Poppy print with the Calypso Coral flowers from the designer paper.   And I love the two butterfly print papers which are perfect with the new Watercolor Wings Stamp set and coordinating framelits!  The butterfly paper has butterflies in Calypso Coral, Mint Macaroon, Pacific Point and Old Olive.  So I layered the top butterfly layer on Mint Macaroon cardstock.
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The Watercolor Wings Stamp set is a 3 part stamp set.  What does that mean?  It means that there are multiple layers to the butterfly which allows you to stamp different layers of the butterfly in different colors to make a unique multi-colored butterfly.
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Watercolor Wings Stamp set

 
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These butterflies are stamped on a layer of cardstock vellum which is a clear translucent paper.  The body (background image) of the butterfly is stamped with So Saffron ink and the two stamps for the details of the wings and outline of the butterfly are stamped with Mint Macaroon ink.  These pieces are cut out using the framelits from the Butterfly Thinlits and the new Bold Butterflies Framelits.  These two sets work together to cut the butterfly image and the pretty detailed butterflies.

The top layer of the butterfly is cut from a piece of So Saffron cardstock which is the lightessm butterfly cut color of yellow.   And butterflies of course need some glitz so I painted the so saffron layer of the butterfly with Dazzling Details (glitter glue) and added some Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the butterfly.  The Butterfly is layered on a piece of Gold Thread which I think add a delicate look to the butterfly.


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This card is perfect for a Thinking of You card or Birthday card for Mom! 
What type of card would you use the Watercolor Wings Stamp set for?


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Sprinkles of Life Card

sprnkles of life-w Today I have a handmade card that uses the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Cherry on Top Designer paper from Stampin’ Up!.  The layout is inspired by today’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

The bright colors of the Cherry on Top Designer paper make this card very bright and cheerful. 

Here are the details for this card:
Cardstock:
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is used for the card base.  Next is a layer of Crushed Curry that is 4″ x 5 1/4″ and then a layer of Crushed Curry Polka Dot paper which is 3 7/8″ x 3 1/2″.  The next layer is the large multi-color Polka Dot paper from the designer stack layered onto a piece of Cucumber Crush which is 3 1/8″ square.  Next is an angled piece of the chevron multi-color stripe layered onto a 2″ piece of Watermelon Wonder. 

HINT: 
To get a nice even cut, layer the Designer paper onto the watermelon layer.  Attach to top of card and flip the layer over.  Trim against the edge.  Your layer will always match perfectly!


sprinkles of life cuI stamped the “basket” from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with soft suede ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  I used a little crumb cake ink to color in the basket and then cut out the basket.  I used dimensionals to add depth to the basket.    Cucumber Crush ink is used to stamp the stems and Watercolor Wonder and Delightful Dijon inks to stamp the flowers in the basket. 

I love the new in-color Blossoms accents! They are perfect for this basket of flowers…  To add a little bling to the flower, I used a dab of crystal effects in the center of the flower and added a Rhinestone Jewel to the center of each flower.

What a perfect card for a thinking of you, birthday or just because!  Stay tuned, I have been working on other cards with the Cherry on Top Designer paper!

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Handmade Christmas Card

DSCN1222wToday I am sharing a handmade Christmas card that I made using the new Lots of Joy Stamp set with the Merry Moments Designer Paper from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.

This card is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I have been working on my Stamping New England cards for July which are for the theme of Christmas in July using the Lots of Joy stamp set and Merry Moments Designer paper.

So what is Stamping New England?  We are a group of 5 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators with over 40 years of paper crafting experience.  Each month we make 3 projects using the same Designer paper and stamp set(s) and combine our ideas into sets of projects that we offer to our customers….  I use these projects to develop my Stamper’s Club class each month.  Usually this includes a technique and a set of instructions for 4 or 5 projects.  The technique is highlighted in a technique video.  Interested in receiving a FREE technique video complete with project ideDSCN1216cuas each month?  Look at joining my Stamper’s club.

So here are the Details for this card. 

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The card base is Crumb Cake which has been embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  I tried something a little different and embossed the card front twice, reversing the stripe to make a crosshatch pattern.  However, the crosshatch pattern is very faint since the second embossing flattens out the first round of embossing.

The DSP is Merry Moments from the new catalog which is layered on Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.  The DSP pieces are 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ each.  Next is a circle cuts with the circle framelits from the Silver Foil Cardstock.   The Christmas tree is stamped from the Lots of Joy stamp set using Old Olive ink and punched it out with the Tree punch.

And for bling – you always have to have a little bling!  I added a strip of Red Glimmer paper under the silver circle.  I also added random Rhinestone brads around the tree on the silver circle.

I can’t wait to share other Stamping New England projects with you over the next couple of weeks!

Happy Stamping!


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Basic Butterflies Card

Butterfly Basics cardToday I have a card made with Butterfly Basics stamp set which is going to be in the new catalog starting tomorrow!!  
One of the things that I really love about this set is the matching framelits and the details that are available on the butterflies!  And there are more butterflies that will be available in the new catalog tomorrow!  So don’t forget to stop back and check it out!   This card is inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew that I wanted to use this stamp set.

So here are the details:
Cardstocks:
Crisp Canteloupe which is a retiring color makes up the card base at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.   Calypso Coral is the next layer at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ with a 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ layer of Whisper White next.
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The Whisper White cardstock is stamped with images from the Basic Butterflies stamp set.   The ferns are stamped using Old Olive ink which is also used to color the leaves of the flower.  Strawberry Slush is used to color the flowers and stamp the small butterflies.   The background flowers and larger butterfly are stamped using one of the new colors, Delightful Dijon.  I very lightly sponged a little Tempting Turquoise to the background of the garden scene.

The element on the bottom left of the card is a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock cut using the Circle framelits.  The center of this partial circle is a piece of
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And of course no project is complete without some bling.  I added Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the butterflies.  I also added a dab of dazzling details to the center of the flowers for a little sparkle.

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow to see all the great ideas from the new catalog!



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Handmade All Occasion Card

Today I have a handmade all Occasion card that was DSCN0643wdesigned with the Stampin’ Up! stamp Love is Kindness.  The inspiration for this card came from this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I love Sketches and find that is the easiest way for me to work on design of a new project.

To begin, I look at the focal point of the sketchMojo392 and then select an image that I think will work with that focal piece.

Next I like to select a Designer paper and then pull out the coordinating colors that go with the Designer paper.  One of the advantages to using Stmapin’ Up! products.  All the designer papers coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s 50 exclusive colors.


In this case, I choose the color of Strawberry Slush and the coordinating DSP stack.  I also choose the All Abloom DSP stack which has Strawberry Slush papers also.  The focal image of the tulips is stamped using Black Staz-on ink and colored with a blender pen and the inks.  DSCN0641cu My first version of this card was made with 3 patterns from the In-color DSP stack with Strawberry Slush.  You can see the 3 patterns behind the Tulip image to the right.

After I finished the card, I realized that I wanted to try again but bring in another coordinating piece of DSP from the All Abloom DSP stack for the middle strip of the background piece.

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For more information on this card check out the video that I recorded HERE.




Which card do you like better?

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