Fast Fuse Sale – Valentines Day Frame

Starting tomorrow February 8th there is a FLAsH sale on Stampin’ Up’s Fast Fuse.  But this special is only until Feb. 11th and while supplies last.  if you remember last fall, supplies ran out very quickly!

Wouldn’t it be great to receive this beautiful Valentines Day frame from someone special?  A perfect Valentines gift for that perfect someone!

This is a very quick and easy Valentines project to make. 

1.  Purchase a frame at any pharmacy or craft store. 
2.  Cut a piece of the Painted with Love Designer Series paper to the size of the frame opening for the background piece.  I usually use the background cardboard as a template for the size to cut.
3.  Stamp the desired sentiment from the Sure do Love You stamp set on Powder Pink Cardstock.  Cut out with the corresponding heart die.  Also cut a heart from a piece of Gold Foil.
4.  Select a corresponding piece of Designer paper from the Painted with Love DSP that you like layered with your background.  Cut 1″ smaller than the background piece on each side.
5.  Center onto background piece.
6.  Attach Stamped and Gold Heart with stamping dimensionals.
7.  Tie a bow with the Tinsel Trim and attach to the frame as desired.
8.  Insert picture into the frame.  NOTE:  Depending upon the depth of the frame and your hearts with the dimensionals, you may want to leave the glass off the frame.

That’s it!  A quick and easy Valentines gift that is sure to please your special someone!

Here are the products that were used to make this frame:

Product List

Ready to  place an order?  Click on the link below to shop in my store.  If your order is under $150 use the hostess code AS3YKIAS and I will send you a sampler of the Painted with Love Designer series paper.  Of course if you order is over $150, take your own Host rewards!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today with the Painted with Love Designer Paper.

Happy Stamping!




Painted with Love Birthday Card

Painted with Love Birthday cardToday I am sharing another card made with the Painted with Love Designer paper from Stampin’ Up! that was designed by my very talented downline friend Margaret.

The difference is that this card is a Birthday Card and not a Valentines Card.  Another great way to use this paper.  It is not for just Valentines!

So here are the details on this card!

the Card base is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Powder Pink cardstock (one of the in colors) cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Next is a layer of Rich Razzleberry cardstock which is cut to 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″. 

Next are 4 pieces of the Painted with Love Designer Paper cut to 1 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ layered onto the 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and layered onto the powder pink layer.  There is a strip of the gold vinyl painted love stickers along the bottom of the cardstock.

The centerpiece of this beautiful card is the birthday greeting.  The greeting is stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink on a piece of whisper white cardstock using the Picture Perfect stamp set. There is a round painted with Love vinyl sticker around the birthday sentiment.  This piece has been cut using a scalloped circle from the Layering circle framelits set.  This is layered onto a slightly larger circle cut from a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock    And then this is layered onto a third larger circle cut from powder pink cardstock.  Around the edge of this focal point is wrapped a piece of the Pink tinsel trim that coordinates with the Painted with Love Designer paper.    

The centerpiece is then layered onto the front of the card.  Stamp and cut out a small heart from the Sure Do Love you stamp set.  Place on the side of the centerpiece.

Here are the products that were used for this card!

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Ready to  place an order?  Click on the link below to shop in my store.  If your order is under $150 use the hostess code AS3YKIAS and I will send you a sampler of the Painted with Love Designer series paper.  Of course if you order is over $150, take your own Host rewards!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today with the Painted with Love Designer Paper.

Happy Stamping!


Painted with Love Valentines card Ideas

Today I am sharing examples of some Valentines card ideas that my friend Margaret and I designed using the Painted with Painted with Love Valentines card ideasLove Designer paper from Stampin’ Up! for our January Crafting event.  Our crafting event on Saturday featured the Painted with Love Designer Series paper and the Sure Do Love you Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.

I love the look of this paper with the gold embossing and the beautiful colors.  What a great combination of colors!!

These cards use the Stampin’ Up! Painted with Love Designer series paper, the Sure Do Love you stamp set and the  Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers.

I love the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers and have been using them a lot with the Painted with Love Desinger paper.  They are great for adding a little extra detail to a card front or that added touch to the inside of a card or an envelope.


The “Love” is one of the stickers and I cut 3 hearts from a strip of hearts below the love.

Also – notice the detail below the bow – this is one of the rows of stickers.





A very quick and easy way to spruce up your cards!



Enjoy!

Happy Stamping!

Marilyn



Need Crafting time??

I am so excited!!  Our 3rd Full Day of Crafting Fun is coming up!  January 27th from 9am to 7pm.  That is 10 hours of Crafting fun!  You can print the Flyer HERE to share with your friends.

Early Bird Registration Closes on Sunday the 14th.  So Hurry up and register to save your spot at just $75 for the day!  You can register HERE.

Each Attendee will have 6′ of dedicated table space to work on your projects.  Breakfast and Lunch and are provided with lots of snacks throughout the day!  We will also be offering cheese and crackers with a dessert in the late afternoon.

We will have raffles available.  The Grand Prize is a FULL set of the new Stampin’ Up! Blends Markers! 

And of course there will be games throughout the day.

We have designed 4 FANTASTIC classes for the day!  I am so glad that I don’t need to choose which class to go to!  You can see the details and register for the classes HERE.


The First class is the Picture Perfect Card Class with Jeannie.

In this class you will make 10 cards with a gift box and gift card.  You will also receive a half a package of the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper so you will have plenty of paper left to make more cards after the class!

in the Second Class you will make an Explosion Box with Margaret.

You will learn this beautiful technique for making these exquisite boxes filled with a surprise.  Sure to Wow your Family or Friend!


The Third Class is Movers & Shakers with Debby.
In this class you will learn how to make a shaker card and 2 different types of cards that Move! 

These cards a beautiful!!


The Fourth Class is Crosses of Hope with Lisa.  I have to say that this is one of my favorite new stamp sets in the Occasions catalog!

You will make 4 gorgeous cards with this new set and framelits…  Perfect for Baptism, Confirmation or Sympathy cards!


You can Register for the Day HERE.

You can Register for one or more CLASSES HERE.


Happy Stamping!

I hope to see you on the 27th!

Happy New Year! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration are HERE!!

Happy Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a fantastic Holiday season!     
It is that time of the Year!  The Occasions Catalog is here with so many fantastic ideas for the Spring!












You can see the Occasions Catalog HERE.

….and it’s time for Sale-A-Bration! You can finally order all of those fabulous products you have been waiting for!












You can see the Sale-a-bration Catalog HERE.

Of course, who can resist the FREE products which are available!   Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year with many ways to earn FREE products.  It runs Jan. 3 thru March 31.
Celebrate Sale-A-Bration in THREE Ways!!!
  1. You can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend, based on your total before shipping and tax.  NEW this year is $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items.
    1. If you spend $50, you earn one free level 1 product.
    2. If you spend $100, you earn one free level 2 product OR you can choose two level 1 items.
    3. If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
  2.  Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Place an on-line order of $250 or more and get $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards.  You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend before shipping and tax.
  3. Purchase THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE and get 2 FREE STAMP SETS!  Now is the time to purchase the $99 Starter Kit  and join Stampin’ Up!  Build your kit with up to $125 in your choice of products – that’s $26 FREE.  Plus the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  As a Sale-A-Bration bonus, add your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS  from either the Occasions or Annual Catalog, any price.  (Host and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are excluded.)  There is NO risk, NO obligation to purchase more (but you’ll have at least a 20% discount if you do), and  NO penalty to drop!   Purchase the kit through me and become a member of my Stamping TEAM! JOIN HERE.
Ready to place an order?   If your order is under $150, use the Host Code JVTFATCV and I will share a sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP with you!  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect the Host Benefits for yourself!

If you have any questions, or need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, don’t hesitate to email me! 

Happy Stamping!

Sneak Peak and Holiday Shopping Update

So one of the advantages of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is that we get to play with new stamp sets and Designer papers early!  This Petal Palette stamp set  will be in upcoming the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog in January.

Here are the details on these cards.

The card on the left uses Petal Passion Suite of products by Stampin’ Up!. This suite includes the Petal Palette stamp and thinlits (Petal Passion bundle)  with the Petal Passion DSP.  The card base is a piece of Pear Pizazz cardstock.  The Petal Passion Designer Series paper is black and white.  So I decided to add a little color to it by stamping the leaf from the Petal Palette stamp set with Pear Pizazz ink.  I stamped the Rose image from this stamp set twice on Whisper White cardstock.  The images are colored with the new Stampin’ Up! Blends markers.  I then added a little Wink of Stella to the Flowers to give them a nice sheen.
The flowers are cut with the coordinating Petals & More thinlits.  Each flower is mounted on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that has been embossed with the Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder.  This piece is mounted on a piece of Berry Burst cardstock.  I used a piece of Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon and added one of the Petal Passion embellishments hanging from the ribbon. 

The second card is the same stamp and color scheme.  This card base is Marina Mist cardstock layered with a piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper.  This card has a piece of Berry Burst cardstock on the left side that has been embossed with the 2nd of the Petal Pair Textured Embossing folders.

So which card do you like best?  I am partial to the Marina Mist Card.

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Happy Stamping!

handmade Mother’s Day Cards

Celebrate You

Happy Mother’s Day
to all of my Family & Friends!!  Today I am sharing three of my favorite Mother’s Day cards from the past couple of years!

And I am getting one of the best Mother’s Day presents of all times – watching my daughter Emily graduate from college today!!

This first card is one that is made with the You’ve Got this stamp set and the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper. 

The colors in the card are Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy cardstocks.

By looking at these three cards, can you tell that I really like flowers and coloring?








Birthday Blooms Stamp Set – Mother’s Day Cards


Birthday Blooms - Mother's Day
These next two cards are both made with the
Birthday Blooms stamp set.  This set is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets from the past few years. 

I also like the combination of the stripped background designer series paper with the floral design!

This beautiful rose is colored with shades of Lost Lagoon ink.  The ribbon is Mint Macaroon lace


The third card that I have selected for today is another Birthday Blooms card made for Mother’s Day as well.

The flowers on this card are colored with Watermelon Wonder ink and finished off with the Watermelon Wonder lace ribbon.






Bloomin' Birthday Mother's Day Card






















Which one of these cards is your favorite??

Enjoy your Mother’s Day!!



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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!

The Retiring List is out!

Stampin' Up! Retiring List














The time for the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is quickly approaching – so that means that some Stamp Sets and supplies need to retire to make room for new stamp sets and supplies!  This list is from both the Annual 2016-2017 Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  Check out the list of items that we are bidding a fond farewell to  HERE.

Here are a few specifics about ordering retiring products:

  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, we’ll keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22. After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Select discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May.
  • These discounts will not be preannounced.
  • If you or a customer buys a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
  • If there is a product you or your customer wants, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you/your customer risk it being sold out.
  • Discounts will be applied to select retiring items only.

And speaking of new catalogs.  If you are an existing customer of mine – you will be receiving your new catalog in the mail.  If you are new to me – send me an email at marilyn.sanclemente@comcast.net and I will make sure that you receive a new catalog!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code 49YAFEGU and receive a package of Pearl Jewels from me!  Of course if your order is over $150 then collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

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Carousel Birthday All Occasion card

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the Carousel Birthday stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.  I love the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series paper stack.  The paper has a very shabby chic look with a combination of great colors!  There is a Calypso Coral hue and a blue – Bermuda Bay hue.

This is my “stepped up” card with lots of detail.  I was looking for some cards to make for swaps at Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Richmond.  I also wanted to make a card with more detail to keep for me and use for a future class.

Here are the two color combinations.











Here are the details of this card:

The card base is So Saffron cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  Next is a layer of Pool Party cardstock that I have embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  The center piece is a 4″ x 3″ piece of the Cupcakes & Carousels designer paper with a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock that is 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″. 

The Carousel horse is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and colored with the Watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  These are stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Circle and Scalloped circle are cut out using the layering Circles Framelits.  The Baker’s Twine is part of the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments kit.   For the detailed card, I stamped the horse a second time and layered it on the first horse to make the layer pop.  I added a touch of wink of Stella to the Bermuda Bay areas of the horse’s saddle which you can see in the close up.
The second card is made with the coordinating Calypso Coral color hue.  The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock.  The first layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock embossed with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder.  I used the small Pearl Jewels to accent the details of the saddle.

So which color combination do you like better?

Can’t wait to see what i get back for swap cards tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!


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How to CASE a card

Beautiful You with Pop of PinkToday I am going to share with you my strategy on how to CASE a card.   So a couple of weeks ago, one of my downlines and I challenged each other to make a card with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set and the Pop of Pink Designer Series paper.  This is the card that Jeanne made.

The dimensions on this card are:

1.  Card base:  Basic Black card stock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

2.  Next Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock cut to 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ layered with a piece of 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.

3.  Top Layer:  Melon Mambo card stock but to 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ layered with a piece of Whisper White cut to 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

The Lady is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on the Whisper White and again on the Pop of Pink DSP with the polka dot design.  You cut out just inside the lines of the dress on the Designer paper and attach that to your card.  The hat is stamped  on a scrap of Melon Mambo card stock, cut out and layered onto the card.  Then “Celebrate…” is stamped on the bottom.  This layer is attached with dimensionals on an angle to the card.
Beautiful You with Pop of pink
Here is my version of the card.

I used Basic Gray card stock for my card base.  Then I layered a piece of the Herringbone striped paper from the Pop of Pink Designer paper pack.  This layer is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. 

Next is a piece of Melon Mambo card stock and a layer of the white and triangle design Pop of Pink DSP. 

Last I stamped the lady on the small polka dot pattern of the DSP and the hat on a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock.

NOTE:  Stampin’ Up!’s paper snips are a must for making this card with all the fine detailed cutting.

This technique is called Paper piecing since you are cutting the images out and piecing them together.

And here is a 3rd card that one of my customers made after seeing these two cards:

Beautiful You with Pop of Pink




She also used the Basic Gray cardstock and the Herringbone pattern for her card base. 

She changed the second layer to a piece of Whisper White since she chose a very strong Melon Mambo patterned diagonal Stripped paper for her 2nd layer. 

The third layer is a piece of Basic Black cardstock which I think makes the herringbone pattern stand out a little more.  She stamped her message on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  She cut the message out with the small oval framelit and then cut a layer out of Melon Mambo with the Scalloped oval framelit.  She used a dimensional so the message pops!


Here are the supplies for these cards:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Which CASEd card did you like the best?


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More Z Fold Cards

Dragonfly Z Fold CardToday I am posting a video that I made showing how to make a Z Fold Card.  These cards have been really popular lately and can be made with virtually any stamp set.  Here are 3 examples!

This top example is a card that is made using the Dragaonfly Dreams stamp set (designed by one of my customers).  It uses the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper combined with a piece of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, both from the current Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.

Both the Dragonfly Dreams and Oh So Succulent Stamp sets are used to create the stamped images for this card.

Life me Up Z fold card
This second card is made using the Lift Me Up stamp set with the Carried Away Designer paper from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs from this spring.

One of the things that I love about this card is using the design of the Carried Away Designer Series Paper in the design.  I cut out the mountains out of the Designer paper and used those on the 3D center portion of the card along with the map.

My son is moving to Canada next week for a new project with his job.  What a great card for him – moving onto new adventures!


A few weeks ago I posted this card for Valentine’s Day using the Sending love Designer Series Paper with the Sealed with Love Bundle.   This was actually the first Z Fold Card that I made.



Enjoy the Video!! 

Don’t forget to download the FREE PDF with full instructions at the end of the video!





Thanks for stopping by and checking out these great cards!



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Beautiful You and Watercoloring

Today I have been working with the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp set with Watercolor paper and the new Watercolor pencils.  I love the backgrounds that you can make with the Watercolor pencils.  I have put together a Watercolor class using the pencils and the Beautiful You stamp set!
Beautiful You Watercolor
This is a card that was inspired by one of my downlines on the Stamping New England Design Team, Margaret Galvez.  I love this card!

So the details on this card:

This 3D Frame is made by scoring a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Night of Navy Cardstock at 5″, 5 1/2″ & 10 1/2″.  Then cut out a window on the front panel by cutting 1/2″ in on each side of the card leaving a 1/2″ window.  Cut a 4 1/4″ x 1″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  Score down the middle at 1/2″  Fold in half and attach to inside of frame with Tear & Tape to hold the frame together.

The actual image in the frame is a 4 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Watercolor paper.  I used the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo pencils and scribbled on the Watercolor paper from the top to 2/3 of the way down the paper. Next I used an aqua painter filled with water to spread and blend the color from the pencils.  I used a fair  amount of water to make a lighter image.  You can use less water if you want a deeper image. Then I colored the bottom of the paper with the tempting turquoise pencil and again used the aqua painter to blend the pencil.  Set this aside to dry.

In the meantime – stamp the dancing lady from the Beautiful You stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Black Archival ink.  Use the pencils to color in this image and cut the lady out.  Ink up the top half of the lady and stamp on a scrap of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper to make just the top of the dress.  Cut this out.  Attach to the dancing lady image that you cut out.

After the watercolor paper has dried, stamp the dancing lady image again lining up the bottom of the foot with the line between the pink and blue of the background.  Use dimensionals on the back of your dancing lady that you have cut out.  Attach over the stamped image on the watercolor background.  Attach the background to the inside of the frame.

Stamp the phrase “Life Looks Beautiful on You”  with the black archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White.  Cut out with the layering oval framelits.  Cut an oval scallop one size larger from a scrap of Soft Sky cardstock.

To add a little dimension to the frame, I used a Wink of Stella pen to outline the inside edge of the frame.  It adds just enough pizazz to pull your eye to the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today!

Happy Stamping!



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Love the new Coloring Books?

Do you love the new Craze for Coloring Books?  Coloring is so relaxing and not just for kids anymore..  Well Stampin’ Up! is getting in the game with a new Designer paper.  Have you seen the new Designer paper – Inside the Lines?   I love this paper!

But it is only available for a limited time.  This paper is part of this year’s Sale-a-bration bundle.  I have designed a class around this new Designer paper and the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.

I am teaching a Watercolor class this Friday to show you watercoloring techniques with the new Watercolor Pencils!  I am so glad that Stampin’ UP! has brought back Watercolor Pencils!  I have put together a special class just for the pencils with the Inside the Lines Designer paper.  You will make 5 cards.

There are two ways to get this class:

1.  Attend my Friday March 3rd class 
This class includes:
  •  8 Sheets of the new Designer paper (2 sheets of 4 designs)
  • A set of the new Watercolor Pencils
  • An aqua painter
That is approximately $35 in product.  And you will learn a couple of techniques for using the new Watercolor pencils, as well as make 5 cards – all for $45!

2.  Not Local to me?  You can Order my Tutorial with full color instructions for making these cards for $9.95.

Attend Watercolor Class

or

Order Class Tutorial



Here are the details on Friday Class:

Friday Daytime:  10am to 3pm – the class does not take 5 hours.  But you can come within this timeframe and make one of the kits.
Friday Evening:  7pm

I hope to see you on Friday!


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Red Hat meets Beautiful You Stamp set

Today I am sharing a card designed with the new Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp set to make a Red Hat card. This card was designed by one of my Downlines, Margaret.

This is a quick and simple card made with Elegant Eggplant cardstock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base.  The card base is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing folder to add a little dimension.

And of course since Red Hat Colors are Red and Purple there is a layer of Real Red cardstock cut to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.  Next is a layer of Basic Black cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and a layer of Whisper white cut 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″.

The image is stamped with Black Archival ink on the Whisper White cardstock.   The lady is stamped a second time on a scrap of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and cut out to piece the dress on the lady.  The hat is stamped a second time on Real Red cardstock and cut and pieced to the hat.

When designing cards there are several common measurements to use for layering.  A common layer is 1/4″ between pieces of cardstock.  On this card, a narrow 1/8″ layer is used to mat the focal piece of Whisper white cardstock.  Then a wider layer of 1/4″ is used between the Basic black and Real Red cardstock.   I like the framed look that the difference in layers gives the folcal point of the card.



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