Monday, May 22, 2017

Colorful Seasons - three ways

I don't have the dies to match this set yet, so I thought I would play with the same design, same stamp set, three different cards.

I love that this new Colorful Seasons stamp set covers ALL of the seasons.  Spring is not represented in my cards, but there are definitely some spring-like flowers in this set.  Even the words on all 3 of these cards came from the stamp set.  What?! 

The designer paper that I have is from several years ago.  I think the patterns change every year, but the color families stay the same. 

Colorful Seasons stamp set is available on June 1st when the new catalog goes live!

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

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Brights designer series paper stack
Other:  2 1/2" circle punch, Basic Rhinestone accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Good-bye to some favorites

As I'm cleaning up from class today, I had another idea using some of my favorite retiring stamps.  Butterflies are from Kinda Eclectic and the backgrounds are all from Gorgeous Grunge.  The greeting set is an oldie, but goodie - from at least 10 years ago. 

Very simple with just Crumb Cake and Basic Black.  I THOUGHT I had black striped washi tape, but I couldn't find it - so I used that Gorgeous Grunge washi-like stamp to make that edge.  It's good enough for a person!

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

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge, Warmest Regards (really old!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Other:  Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Triple Banner punch, Basic Rhinestone Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

New In Color - butterlies and stripes


I made this card to showcase all of the NEW In Colors.  A 1" strip of each color in the same pattern of designer paper. 

Then stamp butterflies (all from one set!) in each color, punch out and pop up on the front of the card.

Gorgeous new In Colors, left to right - Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig.  I love them ALL!

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

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig
Paper:   Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Fresh Florals designer series paper stack (this stack has ONLY the new In Colors)
Other:  Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Succulent Garden tri-fold card

BJ Peters made a great video tutorial for this fun tri-fold card.  I flipped it upside down, but the measurements are still the same.  Check out her video here for the specifics.  It's a very easy to make and fun card.

Picture of the card looking down.

As you open the first flap - 


And the middle when it's opened completely -


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

Stamps:  Designer Tin of Cards
Ink:  Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Whisper White, Succulent Garden designer series papers
Other:  2" circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop punch,


Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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New stamp set coming soon - This Little Piggy!


I paired this NEW stamp set with some current and retiring colors - Blushing Bride, and Mint Macaron.  Added a little knot of ribbon for a bow, and she's all set.  Background is embossed, tone-on-tone with the card base. 

TIP for coloring - when you are coloring with markers directly, you may sometimes notice an uneven color effect, or streaks/lines.  To fix this, color your images TWICE.  This takes care of any unevenness.  It does saturate your image with color, but there are not streaks or lines.  Give it a try - you may like the results better.

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

Stamps:  This Little Piggy
Ink:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, markers (Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron), Mint Macaron sheer ribbon, Triple Banner punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Remarkable in Coral


A little hand-cutting went into this card!  :)  A doily, and a swipe of the Clear Wink of Stella pen to glitz it up.

For the flowers - I used the Calypso Coral and Tangerine Tango markers to color them in.  I stamped the flowers on Shimmery White card stock too, which is a little bit sturdier than just Whisper White.  It held up nicely with the coloring.

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

Stamps:  Remarkable You, Butterfly Basics
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Succulent Garden designer series paper
Other:  Tea Lace Doily, 2 1/2" circle punch, Triple Banner punch, markers (Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango), Clear Wink of Stella pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Take TWO - favorite stamps and colors.

I got the idea for these cards while I was at work today, so I couldn't wait to get home and put ink to paper.  I wanted to show case TWO of my favorites.

TWO of my favorite stamp sets that are retiring:  Endless Birthday Wishes and Gorgeous Grunge.  These sets have been just perfect for birthday greetings (I really like the two different fonts in the set), and adding a bit of texture and interest to any card.

I paired them with my TWO favorite new In Colors: Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.

In addition to the rhinestones, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for more sparkle.  Otherwise, it's a very simple card, straight edges, popped up layers.


I hope you liked my Take TWO! 

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

Stamps:  Endless Birthday Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge (get them both before they retire on 5/31!)
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Accents, glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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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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Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

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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