Sunday, August 30, 2020

Happiest of Birthdays

I received a card for my birthday a few months ago and it has been sitting on my desk since then because I knew I had to "case" it.   C.A.S.E, if you are not aware, means to Copy And Share Everything.  Some people say Copy And Selectively Edit or things like that, but it basically means using an idea you saw somewhere else to make your card.   I realy liked the card and playful patterned paper and even the stamp set used.  I finally got around to making one tonight because I just realised that I forgot to do a lot of August Birthdays!! My perpetual calander fell off the wall and slid behind my desk.  I didn't even notice it was missing until Facebook notified me of a Birthday and I was surprised that I didn't already have a card for this person.  So then I noticed my calander was gone and spent time looking for it and cleaning up my room a bit.  Then I noticed I has actually missed 6 August Birthdays not just one.  So I spent the day making birthday cards, which is a fun way to spend the day to me,  so that was good. 

 The Happiest of Birthday's Stamp set is a great set to add to your collection.  If you're like me, you will get a lot of use out of the 'late' stamp!  And the 'Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays is big and bold and great for just about anything.  'It's your day' can be used for many occasions too! Graduations, promotions, and more. 

The 'Playing with Patterns' Designer Series Paper is really great too. So many colors to choose from, patterns for young and old, male and female.  You will get a lot of use out of this paper. 

Here is the Card I got in the mail from my friend Julia, I kept mine pretty much the same :)   Julia's card had the ribbon go all the way around the card, so you untied it to open the card, a fun way to close it, and especially good if you are enclosing something you don't want to fall out. I opted to add a layer popped up with dimentionals and slid the ribbon inbetween the two layers, so you didn't have to untie the bow.  I was also out of the dot patterns, so I went with the stripe.  Hope you like them!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Boho Indigo

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Do you ever have times you want to make something, but you just aren't sure where to start? It's the blank canvas dilemma of having too many choices. Often, when I'm not sure how to start, I let the artists at Stampin' Up! help me.

Suites, kits, and medleys - oh my! These artist-designed sets of coordinating products are a great place to get your inspiration flowing. Start with a simple kit project and step it up. Or look for a color combination, or a whole design theme. I hope this tip helps you the next time you are looking for inspiration!

I'm sharing this elegant card tutorial with my newsletter subscribers featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley. This gorgeous collection includes stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, die-cuts, and more! It's packed full of supplies that will inspire your creativity. There's even a refill for this kit that includes only the paper and embellishments from the kit, so you can make even more and use these papers with other stamps you may own. In this tutorial you'll also learn how to create a masked Embossing Paste background. Sign up for my newsletters to stay up to date on specials and keep inspired with tutorials and color challenges. Share what you make in my Group on Facebook, Beth's Paper Cuts Idea Sharing Group!

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Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley

Masked Embossing Paste Card

Masked Embossing Paste Card
I get asked what the difference is between Suites, kits, and medleys? Although they are all groupings of coordinating products to make your crafting experience easier, there are a few difference.

Suites are entire collections of themed products that coordinate. A suite has at least one stamp set, sometimes two and usually has patterned paper, dies or punches, ribbon, and embellishments.

Kits include pre-designed and pre-cut projects. They can be all-inclusive or can include project supplies with coordinating stamps and ink available separately.

Medleys are more like a mini-suite. They are a collection of coordinating supplies, but not as large as a suite, so you get a bit of everything to inspire your creativity at a budget-friendly price point.


Very Vanilla (#101650)
Soft Suede (#115318)
Mint Macaron (#138337)

Mint Macaron Ink Refill (#138331)
Old Olive (#147090)
Soft Suede (#147115)
Misty Moonlight (#153118)
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (#144597)

Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132)

Embossing Paste White (#141979)
Palette Knives (#142808)
Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853)
Take Your Pick Tool (#144107),

Stampin' SEAL (#152813)
Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Stampin' SEAL+ (#149699)
Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

Embossing Paste dries quickly so it's best to work with it quickly, and clean your tools while it is still wet. Don't worry about perfection, variations in depth and texture improve the effect of Embossing Paste.

Coordinating Products

Boho Indigo Product Medley (English) Boho Indigo Refill Kit Embossing Paste - White Old Olive Classic Ink Pad Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack Mint Macaron Cardstock

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Autumn Greetings

 Today is the first day back to school for my children.  It looks a lot different than usual, since they are on their computers at  home for school this time, but some of it remains the same.  I heard things like, Olivia is in the same Art class as me and I'm nervous I wont know what to do.  My Daughter even worried about what she would wear the first day because people would see her on the zoom call.  She kept her jammy pants on though, since they wouldn't see that! Too Funny!  

Anyway, back to school time puts me in the mood for all things FALL!  I love fall and the changing leaves, the crisp air and the pumpkin spice lattes.  I especially love the colors of fall.  Today's card features Cajun Craze (which I think I only use from August to November each year), Early Espresso and Pretty Peacock.  I love that Pretty Peacock on these cards!  The Designer Series Paper on this card is actually from a Halloween suite called "Magic In This Night". Most of the papers in that collection are definitely Halloween, but many of the reverse sides are great for multi purpose.  I show them all in the video below. 

I used the Autumn Greetings stamp set and Autumn Essentials dies to create this card. I colored the little pumpkin with Stampin' Blends.  The ribbon on this card is metallic copper! so pretty. 

The greeting is on Sahara Sand. Normally I would use something like Vanilla or White for my greeting but I thought the muted look of Sahara Sand on this card worked a but better, and it's nice to shake things us a bit. I used the Layering Circles dies and Stitched Shapes dies for the greeting.  I also sponged some Early Espresso around the Sahara Sand circle and the Sahara Sand piece on the inside as well. 

The Autumn Greetings stamp set is so great for coloring techniques, but it would also look stunning just embossed in gold or copper!   And check out those dies!! I love the wheat stalks!! and the edge dies are great for just about anything.

 Above is a sample from the catalog. Look at all that detail. Gold foil wheat die cuts, sequins, lots of layers! So pretty.  I am looking forward to coloring with this stamp! 
On this last version of my card, I used colored pencils to color the pumpkin.  The image has many small details and the pencils are perfect for getting them all.  If the Stampin' Blends are a little too much for you to own, they do take up room and are a higher price point, watercolor pencils are a great coloring choice. 
Thanks for stopping by today! 

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