Thursday, January 17, 2019

Super Simple Valentine's Day card

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fast and easy Valentine's Day card.  I am using the Meant to Be stamp set and the Stitched Rectangles framelits.  I love these Stitched framelits and I am so glad that they were added to are basic shape line up. 

The paper here is doing a lot of the work. It is from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.

I cut the Designer paper and a piece of Whisper white cardstock out together with the framelits, but retained the left over 'edge' to glue down to the card base. It creates a bit of a framed border that is hard to see in the photo but that you can see nicely in the video. 

I wrapped the popped up center layer with Lovely Lipstick Grossgrain Ribbon.
I also used Stampin' Blends to color some Clear Epoxy Hearts to use as an embellishment!
I hope you like it!

The inside says "to the best friend a girl could ever ask for". It is from the Meant to Be stamp set. 
I am going to give this card to my husband. Just today he booked my travel for the next Stampin' Up! event in April! YAY!!

This stamp set also has a die bundle that is super great but I didn't use on this card.  I use it in another video from just a couple days ago, you can find it here and see those dies up close, they are pretty great.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Humming Along with Stampin' Blends

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing another new stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog.  This set is called Humming Along.  I really like it because it lends itself well to many coloring techniques.  For this card I used Stampin' Blends to color my images.
The Occasions catalog has a couple new Stampin' Blends Colors, Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight on the flower, and Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow and Smokey Slate on the bird.

The frame is made with the new Stitched Rectangles framelits, a must have in my book!

Also new in the Occasions catalog is the Gingham Gala paper.  It comes in a pack of 5 colors, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather. 

 Right now Sale-a-Bration is going on, and if you spend $50 you can choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog FREE! Spend $100 and get 2 items, and so on.  There are also some items that are larger that are free with a $100 purchase.  On this card I use a free product, the Organdy Ribbon combo pack. It comes with 5 rolls of organdy ribbon in the same 5 colors as the Gingham paper. It is very pretty, ties nicely and lays flat, perfect for mailing.

I love using the Stampin' Blends to color in my images.  I made a video to show some coloring techniques with the Stampin' Blends.  Be sure to give it a thumbs up and leave me a comment in the comments section :)

As always I dressed up the inside of the card with some left over paper scraps. Below is a list of supplies used.  Don't forget that when you shop with me you get rewards! Download the tracker sheet under my blog header and start earning points toward a free stamp set.  And right now get instant rewards with Sale-a-Bration, free item for every $50 spent. The Sale-a-Bration catalog is on the right side of my blog, click to see what you can get FREE!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Bloom by Bloom

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing another new card using products from the new Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set is called Bloom by Bloom and there is a whole suite of cuteness that goes along with it.
I just love the papers, so bright and fun with Bold flowers and even bolder colors.  The colors here are Calypso Coral, Call me Clover and Night of Navy. 

This photo is from the catalog and as you can see, I based my card off of the little bag at the bottom of the page.  It's pretty much the same, but turned into a card.  The catalog is a great source of inspiration.  You can browse though it by clicking on the image to the right.

Watch the video for a step by step on how to make this card and learn a bit more about the suite of products.

Lately I have been paying a little more attention to the insides of my cards. It is so simple to dress them up a bit with some little scraps of paper.  Here I used some left over strips of matching Designer Series paper at the bottom of the inside panel.

Isn't this little flower so cute? It was made with a new tiny collection of punches called 'Bitty Blooms Punch Pack'.  There are 4 little punches in all for $23, or buy them bundled with the stamp set for a discount.

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