Saturday, April 22, 2017

2017-2018 NEW In Colors!!!

I am SO excited about the new 2017-2018 In Colors!  They're all so saturated, and they pair together so well - and with colors from the standard SU color families.  So far, I am hooked on Lemon Lime Twist as my #1 favorite, and Berry Burst as my #2.

Here is a Whisper White notecard with all of the colors together - Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig.  I used a retiring set, Papillon Potpourri along with a greeting from a NEW stamp set, Special Celebrations.  It's a large greeting set that I won at the OnStage event that I went to a few weeks ago!  I actually went home with 3 new stamp sets!


Here's another showing of the In Colors, all together.  This time I used a Definitely Dahlia, because it's a larger, more solid image to really show off the colors.  Paired with Basic Black, and again the same greeting.
 
And finally to show you a sneak peek of the In Color designer series papers, along with the cardstock -

I really love these new colors, and can't wait to share them with you!  These will all be available to order on June 1, 2017.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter treats for the family


I stocked up on the 4" x 10" Gusset bags last time they were on the clearance rack, because I love to make treat holders with them.  This is one of my favorites, because it's so easy.  The base piece of card stock is 4" x 10".  Scored at 4" and 6".  Decorate the front and back to you liking!

I used a bunch of retired colors, stamps, and papers for these - you can obviously replace with any theme you'd like. 

Great for party favors!

Happy Easter!

Toni


Saturday, April 15, 2017

On Stage 2017 stamping projects


Last weekend, I was able to attend Stampin' Up's OnStage event in Richmond, VA.  It was a local, one-day mini-convention type of thing.  We received lots of great business information, got to stamp with new products, saw all the new In Colors in person, GOT THE NEW CATALOG, and most importantly - hung out with our friends.  It was a fun, but tiring, weekend.

These are the cards that we made during the day - all new products from the new catalog! 

This card features designer series paper, framelits, and stamps from the Birthday Memories suite.  The box and banner are cut out from the dsp....I wasn't patient enough to wait in the lines to use the Big Shots, so I hand-cut mine.


This card features products from the Color Theory product suite, as well as some new ribbon.  It uses 3 cards from the Memories & More card pack.  It's a Stampin' Up exclusive line, to replace the Project Life products.  The flower was cut from a Memories & More Card pack.


This last card features products from the Delightful Daisy suite.  A new stamp set, new punch, designer series paper, new ribbon, new sparkly gems!



Just a reminder that you'll have the chance to use NEW catalog goodies at my New Stuff Cards Class in June.  It won't necessarily be any these products, but new stuff regardless, and will definitely include some new In Colors (which are gorgeous by the way!).

 Date:  Saturday, June 17th
Time:  11:00am
Cost:  $25.00
RSVP/$$: by 6/6, please.
What to bring: scissors, adhesive of your choice, adhesive refill, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Liquid Glue, and some Sticky Strip.
 
Hope you enjoyed these samples.
 
Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Paper Pumpkin Alternative - March 2017


The March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Bunny Buddies - came with the bunny  muslin bags from my previous post, plus (9) 3" x 3" cards with envelopes.  I decided to make even MORE treat holders by turning the cards into triangle boxes.

Julie Davison has a wonderful video, showing you how to make these boxes.  You can adjust the measurements for any size triangle box you want to make.  The length of your card stock will be TWO times the width.  i.e.  3 x 6, 4 x 8, 3.5 x 7, 6 x 12... 

These ended up holding a hand full of M&Ms each, so nothing big.  I love them though!

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Toni

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Paper Pumpkin Creations - March 2017


Last month's Paper Pumpkin Kit was totally adorable - Bunny Buddies.  The kit made 9 of these muslin bags.  Cardstock stickers go on the inside of the ears for color, but I didn't get a great picture before I gave them all out.  :(

Check out this video to see how this kit comes together.  It's so cute!

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Toni

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday Crop - Crafting Challenges and Celebrations.


Yesterday, a couple of my friends got together to work on our paper crafts - stamping, scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting...thrown in with a lot of talking, laughing, and eating...our usual agenda.  To make things interesting, we gave ourselves 2 challenges -

1.  Alter a paint can.  (I just happened to have enough for all of us. Convenient way to clean out my craft room.)
2.  Make something with supplies that we recently got from our fellow stamper, Diane W., who passed away last year.  We liked to think she's happy that we are putting her beautiful papers, stamps, and doo-dads to good use.

So THIS is what we came up with yesterday.  First up, our paint cans.  Don't you just love that they are ALL incredibly and distinctly different, and all are amazing!?  I love them!!!

I can not stand how cute Lori's Monkey can was!  And I love that she was able to make some matching cards with the same monkey supplies.  Totally adorable!

I love Jamie's flowery butterfly can.  She picked those papers from Diane W's stash, and hand-cut the butterflies.  Just beautiful.

I made mine with a birthday theme, because a friend's birthday is coming up and I plan to put a few things in the can for her gift.

This picture shows off Jamie's butterflies better.

We also made quite a variety of cards using Diane's stash.  Lori made these pretty Easter cards using papers and chick stamps.


Lori also made these Sun and Moon cards using some stamps and doo-dads. Love the sparkle that she added to the sun and moon.  


Jamie and I made some cards using some Diane stamps too.  I made a bunch of these Easter cards - that bunny chick stamp is so cute!!!  And Jamie made a couple of birthday cards.  I can't wait to mail out my Easter cards this year.


We had a wonderful day working on our crafts and celebrating our friendships, past and present.

Happy Stamping!

Toni

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dutch Door Fold - chicken coop card

This was my favorite card from this weekend's stamping!  A Dutch Door fold card - the top half of the card front is cut off.  Just use your paper trimmer.

I took the piece that I cut off, trimmed it down, then used that to layer onto the bottom of the "front door".  This also allowed me to stamp and cut out the chickens and then sandwich them in between those layers so you don't see all that.  See here -


I also added another layer of Crumb Cake cardstock the card, since it was a little flimsy from cutting half of the front off.  This made it more sturdy,  I ink up the edges by running my ink pad right over the edges directly.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Hey Chick, Hardwood Background, Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Neutrals Candy Dots, markers (Real Red, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango)

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Toni

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Dragonfly Garden

Dragonflies and Avant Garden together again.  I got the layout from "papercraftelegance" on Pinterest, but I changed the colors and went with darker and richer looking color combination.


Dragonfly is stamped in Basic Black, and then inked over with sponge daubers.  Then you cut it out with the framelit.  I only attached it to the card with dimensionals under the wings.  The tail is flying loose.

The dragonfly also has a coating of shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to make this:

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams bundle (thinlits included), Avant Garden (SAB stamp - free with $50 purchase through 3/31/17!)
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Wink of Stella Clear, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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Playful Butterflies


This is a very simple, vanilla on vanilla card.  Just one layer, and not a lot of fuss. This one comes together very quickly. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Papillon Potpouri, Playful Backgrounds, Any Occasion (SAB stamp)
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Metallic Enamel Shapes

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Glassine bag - gift card or candy pocket



Fairly easy project, and very versatile!  Baby shower, Wedding, birthday, thanks, thinking of you, graduation, just because...  Fold up a glassine bag, and tape those sides down.  That makes a pocket on the front. 

Wrapped a 1 1/2" strip of designer paper around the bag, and tied some ribbon around also. 

The card here is 4 1/4" square.  Some tone-on-tone action with a 4" x 4" embossed layer.  Added another strip of the same designer paper, and a greeting popped up.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Designer Tin of Cards
Ink:  Mint Macaron
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Succulent Garden designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Falling Petals embossing folder, Stitched Thinlits, Layering Circles Thinlits, Glassine Bag, Falling in Love embellishments (little gemstone flower), Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen ribbon, Sticky Strip, Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Avant-Garden birthday wishes


This card goes together SO quickly.  All Whisper White card stock, and a few ink colors along with Basic Black.  Dimensionals under BOTH layers really makes this card stand out.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Avant-Garden (2017 Sale-a-Bration set)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals

So simple, and so fast to make.  I could have added some glitter or other bling, but I liked it just like this.

Get your Avant-Garden set for free when you order $50 (before tax/shipping)!

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Toni

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sugarplum Big on Birthday


I like the bigger fonts in this birthday greeting set.  The larger font greeting allows you to make a card that has little other embellishments, because it grabs your attention and you don't focus on much else.  I added a little bit of designer paper, some ribbon, and a metallic enamel shape.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Succulent Garden designer series paper
Other:  Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched ribbon, Metallic Enamel shapes

That's it!

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Toni

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Honeycomb background!


Use the new Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder to get this honeycomb-like background.  It's REALLY dimensional, and I love the look it gives.  When I'm attaching an embossed background piece like this, I like to use the Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  It really gives a good hold, and your card won't fall apart later.

I don't know if it shows or not, but I added a little Wink of Stella Clear to the bee's wings to give it a little shimmer.

I also used the Stitched Framelits for the black circle layer on this card.  Love those Stitched framelits!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to make these:

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Basic Black, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder, Stitched Framelits, 2" circle punch, Classic Label punch, Wink of Stella Clear pen.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Balloon Adventure birthdays

I used the same design, colors, and designer series paper pack for all of these cards.  Mixed and matched the balloons and card bases too.  Greeting label is the same for all.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Party Animal designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Lots of Labels framelits, Balloon Bouquet punch, 1/8" Emerald Envy Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine

 Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Dragonfly Dreams - three ways

Same design for all 3 cards, different colors and patterned paper for each.  Very simple card - layer designer paper on card front.  Add a doily, a die cut dragonfly, a greeting, and a knot of ribbon.  Done!

You can barely tell in the picture, but I sponged Mint Macaron on the doily of the top-right card.  It gets a little lost in the card.  A better choice is to sponge that doily with Island Indigo.  That stands out better.

Dragonflies are cut from the Glimmer Pack Sale-a-Bration item, as well as Gold Glimmer paper.  Colors in that pack are: Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Sugarplum.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams bundle (w/ thinlits)
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
Paper:   Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Falling in Love designer series paper, Blooms & Bliss designer series paper, Gold Glimmer, Sale-a-Bration Glimmer pack
Other:  Big Shot, Lace Doilies, sponge dauber, Very Vanilla 1/4" satin ribbon, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched ribbon, Mint Macaron 3/8" Sheer Linen ribbon, Glue Dots.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Scored Spotlight Background

Found a great video by Tami White for this technique.  I tried several scoring measurements - 3/4" apart, 1" apart, and 1 1/4" apart.  I liked the 1 1/4" apart the best.  You just use your diagonal scoring plate to make your score marks, then fold and sponge ink on every score line.  Flatten it back out, and glue to your card front.

The dragonfly has a shiny gold bottom, and a glimmer gold top piece.  It really sparkles! 

After you attach your dragonfly, and your greeting, go back and add some Gold Dazzling Detail (glitter glue) to the cross points.  Let it dry...that stuff takes a little while to firm up.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams bundle
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Other:  Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (with the bundle), Scoring board, Diagonal Scoring plate, Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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