Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Easy yet pretty watercolor background


If you visit my blog occasionally you know that I love watercolor. And I just learned that July is World Watercolor Month! Yay! I plan to do a lot of water-coloring this month! July is my Birthday month And I have a trip with my daughter next week with some hiking and exploring that will make for some great art journaling pages.  

I also love to incorporate watercolor in my cards.  I made these soft and pretty cards in minutes with a simple watercolor background and I though I would share them here because not only are they pretty and fast, they are also super inexpensive because I am using some card bases and envelopes that were FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!  The card bases are patterned tone on tone in Soft Seafoam and Pool Party. The envelopes are really pretty too! 

I added a small piece if watercolor paper and some die cut flowers to complete my cards. 

See a step by step how to for these cards in my video! 



 

 


Sale-a-Bration runs July 1st through August 31st!  You can choose from a variety of products to get FREE with each $50 you spend, some others with a $100 purchase.  There are stamps, papers, dies and the cards and envelopes I show here. I will post the full catalog here on my blog, in the right side margin, starting on July 1st! Be sure to come back and take a look!  Start making your wish list! 

 


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Monday, June 27, 2022

Gilded Leafing with Friends are Like Seashells

 

Hi everyone! Today I am CASE-ing the Catalog with the Friends are Like Seashells stamps, dies and embossing folder AND Gilded Leafing!  CASE stands for Copy And Share with Everyone! While flipping through the catalog I saw this sample and noticed that the catalog said to use Liquid Glue with the Gilded Leafing! What? I thought I needed to use the Heat and Stick Powder. Well Heat and Stick powder works wonders but for a quick gilding project, it turns out that Liquid glue works as well!  

Watch my how to video for some tips on how to make this gilding trick work for you too! 



For this card I used the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set.  I love this set. The card only uses a sentiment on the outside and a shell on the inside of the card.  The real star here is the coordinating dies and embossing folder. 







The embossing folder is great on it's own for beautiful seaside feeling cards, scrapbook pages or home decor projects. 









You can also use the coordinating dies to cut out the stamped images, the whole embossed scene or even individual embossed shells. 








Gilded Leafing is so fun and it adds so much to the shells. 

















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Monday, June 20, 2022

Free Shipping One Day Only!

 

Free Shipping on orders over $75 one day only Tuesday June 21st! Yay! 

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit

 

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit will make 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) and comes with a stamp set, ink spot in Calypso Coral, and a cute stampable canvas bag! Perfect for gift giving! You will also be able to purchase additional canvas bags starting next week. 

You can subscribe for a month to month pay as you go subscription with this link: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=95176

Or, you can purchase a 1 month, 3,6 or 12 month Pre-Paid subscription here:  https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/other-products/kits-paper-pumpkin?demoid=95176

 

 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

He's All That Suite

 

Today I am playing around with the He's The Man suite of products.  June is the perfect time for this offering with Father's Day just around the corner.  I often find that Masculine cards are hard for me to make, and so I was really drawn to this grouping of products. I love that the stamp set has a Father's Day stamp but also birthday and more. 

 

The Suite of products includes the He's The Man stamp set with coordinating All That dies, He's the Man Designer Series Paper, ( I LOVE this paper and the die cuts included.) and Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.


 The Dies for this set are really fun and I like that they are not Stamp Set Specific. The dies do not cut out any stamped images but rather have labels sized to fit the stamped sentiments but will work with other sentiments you may already own as well.  There are also nice banners and argyle accents. 




The paper includes fun images on one side and then the reverse side is a nice basic background that you can use on anything. The colors are Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry and Soft Succulent. 








Normally the Designer Series Paper Packs come with 12 sheets of Designer paper. This pack comes with 10 sheets of Designer Paper and 2 sheets of die cuts. These die cuts are great embellishments for cards but I also love the versatility of the die cuts for Scrapbook pages as well. I really hope that this is going to be a new trend with die cuts showing up in other paper packs as well. 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at the suite in detail, and make 3 cards, in my latest YouTube video: 


 



Shop with me! I would love to be your demonstrator.  I always send a hand stamped thank you card and sometimes more with a larger order, and I share my Stampin' Rewards with you through my Frequent Buyer Rewards! Earn FREE STAMPS! Click on the Frequent buyer tab to download the tracking sheet.

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