Its a new week and a NEW group of cards for my Mix It Up Series. This week it is my third and final series of Mix It Up video tutorials using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle of products. If you missed the first two simply scroll on back through the blog posts to find them.
This card once again uses a limited number of supplies making it quick and easy to create. And the adorable little Lady Trinkets (154299) are too darn cute too.
Here are my video and PDF tutorials for you.
Mix It Up Series #3 Dragonfly Garden Card #1 Video
Sentiment sets are great since they work with other stamp sets you already have and make quick and easy cards too. You’ll want to be sure to check out this FREE Sale-a-bration option when you order.
This set has lovely fonts and covers some of those tough cards we need to make.
Check out these lovely cards using this set. This first one teams up our classic black and white True Love Designer Series paper (154281) with a couple of punches making it a classic card.
And how about this card using the Golden Garden Specialty Designer Acetate (154557) and Dragonflies Punch (154240)?
Done in Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Bumblebee its a wonderfully warm card with its rich texture created with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder (151801). And how about some Thank you cards too? This first one is made using the Dandy Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (154297).
For a completely different look this final card team up the sentiment with one of my favorite new 3D Embossing Folder, Seashells (154309).
Our new Blending Brushes (153611) were used to add color easily. The Opal Rounds (154289) add a bit of shimmer to the card. Don’t you love how color and simple choices make our cards feel so different? This makes a new sentiment set such a great choice as it changes things up so easily!
So what do you think? See the possibilities of using this free Sale-a-bration stamp set with your favorite products? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which card today is your favorite?
Today’s stamp set Approaching Perfection is another of our Sale-a-bration offerings that you can earn for FREE when placing a minimum order of $50. This set is filled with fun sentiments and simple images great for birthdays.
Want to see some fun cards using this set? Well you’re in luck I’ve got a great variety to share with you today. This first card in the bright cheerful colors of Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry and it uses our Stampin’ Write Markers for a quick and easy way to add two colors to the candle image.
It’s a great card for all ages.
Here is another fun card using the same Stampin’ Write Marker technique, this time in Misty Moonlight and Just Jade. Check out the Champagne Rhinestones (151193) adding a bit of sparkle to the candles.
This next card teams up the bold patterns from the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 155223) to create this striking card.
And don’t forget our punches. Here the Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609) was used to punch some balloons from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 155222).
The balloons are tied together with our Misty Moonlight Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153620) found in the Annual Catalog. I just LOVE how we can mix and match our products and they work together so well!
And these last two cards use color to highlight the wonderful sentiments in different ways.
How cool is that?
You’ll want to get your favorite items from our Sale-a-bration brochure before Sale-a-bration ends later this month. Did you know there are just 20 days left?
Todays cards all use the Corner Bouquet stamp set that you can earn during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order. This stamp set is great since you can team up these lovely images with your favorite sentiment sets.
Check out these lovely cards made using this stamp set. This first card is done a fun blending technique using our NEW Blending Brushes (153611) and the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 155225).
I love the rich colors on this card and the Artistry Blooms Sequins add a pop of shimmer.
This next card uses a simple ink pad technique that gives your projects a 2 tone effect.
Simply ink up the image using the lighter color, here Mint Macaron was used as normal. Then use the second ink pad to tap the areas you want to highlight. Cool right? The lovely Very Vanilla Gold Metallic Edged Ribbon (144146) and Metallic Pears (146282) add a beautiful elegance to this sympathy card. Do you recognize the sentiment? Its from another stamp set you can earn, the Heal Your Heart stamp set (Sale-a-bration 155291).
And this next card is done in Just Jade and uses 3 of our Sale-a-bration products, can you name them?
The sentiment is from the Approaching Perfection stamp set (Sale-a-bration155282) and the polka dots are from the Flower and Field Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 155223).
And how about this next card done in Bumblebee and Garden Green? I love the way the image is used to create a fun background panel.
This next card teams up the Corner Bouquet with the Positive Thoughts stamp set (151490) and is done in Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate.
And last but not least this rich card done in jewel tones uses the Dandy Garden Designer Series paper (154297) along with the Dragonflies Punch (154240) and Classic Labels Punch (141491)
So what do you think? Have a favorite? I know I can’t pick just one.
Sale-a-bration ends February 28th so you’ll want to get your favorite Sale-a-bration products befoere they’re gone!
During this cold winter weather it’s always fun to see the bright reds and blues of berries in my local grocery stores. It’s a sign and promise of what is to come and warmer weather. I’ve had blueberry bushes in my yard for years and always enjoy seeing those little bell shaped blossoms. I was surprised years ago while sitting in our local extension service class learning how to install the bushes to learn all the benefits of those little sticks we were going to pick up. After a few years not only did our bushes at our old house beginning give a bounty of berries they were pretty year round too. Even in the fall the leaves turn bright red before they fall off. How about you? Are you dreaming of soft summer breezes and fresh sweet berries from the yard?
Check out these lovely cards made using the Berry Blessings Stamp set and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 157613). This first one uses a fun fold and our Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue.
And this next one uses Real Red to create these yummy raspberries. A bit of our Champagne Foil sheets and Basic Pearls adds a bit of shine.
And this last card is a fun way to use scraps,
So what do you think? Which card do you like best?
Did you know that you can earn this bundle for FREE during Sale-a-bration? You can when you place a qualifying purchase with me, but you’ll want to hurry because Sale-a-bration ends on February 28th!
I love the landscape option for cards. Do you find you tend to gravitate toward landscape or portrait layouts? Back in High School my art teacher, Mr. Panaro pointed out to me that every time he gave us an option my choice always was landscape. While that was many years ago that observation still rings true. I try to create with the portrait layout in mind too, which is part of what I love about this Mix It Up Series, it always us to stretch and try new things. Have you ever noticed you tend to gravitate towards a certain layout more? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?
Enjoy! Looks like it will be a good weekend to stay inside and craft a little, but then any time is a good time to craft a little if you ask me!
Here is another quick and easy card to whip up using the Mix It Up pieces that are part of this 3 part video tutorial series using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle of products found in the Mini Catalog. Why not take a few minutes and check it out?
This card was created using the same products as yesterday’s card. Want to see how it is put together? Why not check out my video tutorial and the printable PDF tutorial?
Mix It Up Series 2 Dragonfly Garden Card #2Video Tutorial
Wow, the week has already flow by so far. Can you believe it is already Wednesday? There is a lot going on but I don’t want to delay starting my second series of Mix It Up tutorials. Today’s series also uses the ever popular Dragonfly Garden Stamp set and coordinating Punch. I think you’ll find once you start using this bundle you won’t want to stop!
This series of cards uses only 3 colors – Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, and Blackberry Bliss making it a great a great way to create tons of cards on a budget which is great for new stampers. And when you purchase the products to make these cards you’ll qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item too! You got to love that too, right?
Well here we go I’ve got not only the video tutorial for you but also a printable PDF that includes the supply list and step by step instructions along with the video link. Keeping everything together in one place for you.
Need something for Valentine’s Day? Or even year round to spread a bit of sweetness? Check out the Valentine Keepsakes stamp set found in the Mini Catalog on page 16.
Not only does this set have wonderful sentiments and images that will work with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies (150644), but it also has a coordinating Cards & More product (152487) to make those projects quick and easy.
Today’s card uses the Valentine Keepsakes stamp set along with our Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper from the celebration product line.
The Oh So Ombre Designer Series paper adds a pop of color to this monochromatic card which has a ton of texture added to it with our Subtles and Tasteful Textures 3D Emobossing Folders.