Last Chance for…..

The month of May is winding down and some of the Stampin’ Up! retiring items are running low.  So don’t miss out!  I thought that over the next couple of days I will profile stamp sets and papers that are retiring.

Today I have chosen the Brithday Fiesta Bundle (142268) to showcase.  I love the festive spirit of this stamp set and designer papers!  I recently used the Birthday Fiesta stamp set and Festive Birthday Designer Series paper to design a class for Cinco de Mayo!  It was a huge success!

NOTE:  These are not my original cards but ideas that I found on Pinterest and CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) for this stamp set.

These are a couple of the cards that I designed with this set!  This card with the Cactus is sooo cute.  The hats and guitars and other accessories are cut out of the Birthday Fiesta Designer series paper.  And of course I used dimensionals to make the accessories pop! 

The background on this second card is made by stamping the banner with stripes of multiple colors.
I will miss the Birthday Fiesta stamp set.  This set would be great to make party invitations, birthday cards or thank you notes!

So the Stampin’ Up! inventory report is saying low inventory for this bundle.  So don’t miss out!

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If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store.  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code 96BMYB2J and I will send you a package of rhinestone jewels.  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  Also - please send me a message if you need a new catalog and you are in the USA.

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?


Dragonfly Dreams CASE

If you have been following the crafting world, you may have heard the word CASE.  So what is a CASE?   CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything. A great compliment to fellow card designers since that means that someone really likes your card or project.  So I am going to show you how I CASED a card that one of my friend’s made this weekend at a stamping event.

Well today my card is inspired by two things – a card that my fellow Stamping Up!  BFF Angela made this weekend using the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set and second, this week’s color challenge from the Global Design Team!

And here is Angela’s card.

So I used the technique and layout that Angela used on her card and changed the colors for this week’s GDP.  Here are the Details for my card:

The card base is Whisper White cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The next layer is a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″.  Then the 3rd layer is a second piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″. 

On the top layer of Whisper White, I stamped the polka dot background stamp from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Silver ink and embossed it with Silver embossing powder.  Next I used the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly framelits and cut the large dragonfly from the center of the card.  I inserted a Dragonfly that I cut with the same framelit with Silver Foil cardstock.  NOTE:  I used glue dots on the center of the body so the wings are loose and you can bend them to give the card a little dimension.  Next I cut a detailed dragonfly from a piece of Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper which I layered over the Silver Foil Dragonfly.

Then I cut a string of the little dragonflies from a scrap of a Delightful Dijon cardstock.  I cut apart a string of two dragonflies and a single dragonfly.  I colored the dragonflies with the Clear Wink of Stella Pen to add a little glitter to the dragonflies.  Then – don’t forget to stamp your sentiment to the card.  I used Delightful Dijon ink to stamp the sentiment.

And of course, I used a bling with Rhinestone jewels on the bodies of the dragonflies.

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

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Thanks for stopping by today!