Blossoms in Bloom for the 4th

The 4th of July is this weekend and we have a couple of family birthdays coming up so I reached for the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and my Stamparatus. I really like this stamp set with it’s bold watercolor feeling images. The set has some great all occasions sentiments in addition to the birthday one I used for this project and since it is 2 step gives me a lot of great options.

Check out this card using the set that I’ve done in red, white and blue so it have a patriotic feel to it.

I love the way it turned out. The fact that this set is a Distinktive set make it soooo easy to create this wonderful card. Check out this quick video I made for you.


And how about a PDF too?

Blossoms in Bloom Card Tutorial PDF

And great news when you purchase the Blossom in Bloom Bundle (154123) you can earn a $5 Bonus Day Coupon to spend in August. Whoohoo!

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Blossoms in Bloom (152684*)

Inks: Poppy Parade (147050/119791), Old Olive (147090/100531), and Pacific Point Classic Ink (147098/111840)

Paper: Thick Whisper White (140272), Old Olive (100702), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144219) and Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006)

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Bonus Days & More Timeless Tropical

It’s the start of a new month – can you believe it is already July? Stampin’ Up! is giving us a great new way to get all those wonderful items from the 2020 Annual Catalog that just launched in June. Not only are you able to get fun new products that are on our shopping lists this month but then you get to SAVE on your shopping list next month too! How great is that? I just love Bonus Days!!!

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More Timeless Tropical Fun

Whether you are headed to the beach for some sand and sun or staying close to home this year, you can enjoy some fun summer cards using the Timeless Tropical Stamp set (151497) and their coordinating dies, In the Tropics (151495) too. As I shared with you yesterday this set has some wonderful sentiments in it. This first card is a fun easel fold

Done in Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana – a bright and cheerful color combination that just screams summer.

And this next card is done in Cinnamon Cider and Mossy Meadow for a more classic feel. The Many Medallions Die (153584) were used to create the lovely background for this card.

Don’t you love how our products coordinate? It’s part of what makes Stampin’ Up! products such a great value. While both these cards use the same palm trees image from the stamp set, they have such different feels to them. Got a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite?

Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a fun tutorial with you!

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It’s a Timeless Tropical kind of day

It’s hot and humid in North Georgia today which makes it the type of day you want to sit back and sit a cold drink in the shade. That is until the afternoon storms arrive. lol So today I thought I’d share some cards with a tropical vibe. Check out the set it is filled with wonderful images and uses a beautifully fluid font for the sentiments too.

The cards I’ll be sharing with you today were all created with the Timeless Tropical stamp set (151497) and their coordinating dies, In the Tropics (151495). This first one looks like a pretty picture. The frame was created with our Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820) and sponging was used to create the lovely sunset. A circle Mask was used it’s a simple technique – all you have to do is cut out of a circle from a sticky note, put in place and then sponge around it as desired. Striking right?

And how about this next card? It uses a simple torn edge technique to create texture and interest.

More texture was added with the Subtle (151775) and Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folders (150646) along with a bit of sponging too.

And finally, this last card today is a fun fold card

When you open it you’ll get a wonderful surprise. Once again the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder was used to create interest on the inside along with some sponging to highlight the pattern.

So what do you think? Feeling a tropical vibe too? Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more cards using this fun set that is great for all kinds of occasions and scrap booking too!

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Seaside Notions

Summer started last weekend and while I should have been packing for the incentive trip this week, Covid has put the breaks on that, so I’m making the best of it here in Clarkesville instead. Our pool liner has been replaced and almost refilled now so I’m looking forward to some time in the sun with the family. That is after the dust cloud passes lol. It’s been a crazy year so far wouldn’t you say. But I know I can always relax by stamping and sending a little sunshine, and that’s what these cards do. They make me smile and think of a tropical vacation.

This first card created by my team member Wanda, uses a fun technique with saran wrap to create the inked area of the frame. Plastic wrap is wadded into a ball and then used like a sponge with the Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue and Pool Party Classic Inks. The Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (151590) adds a bit more texture to the frame created with the Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820).

The images are colored with our Soft Sea Foam (154902) and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (154882) and the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends (154878) were used to color the Rhinestones (144220) which is quick and easy to do. Striking right?

And how about this sweet little sand dollar? Done in Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay.

The circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies (152323) were used to create the frame around the sand dollar and some sponging was added both above the sand dollar and on the NEW Old World Paper 3D embossing Folder (153200). One of our Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (151193) was used to pull your eye to the sand dollar’s center. I’m so glad that these Rhinestones are in the Annual Catalog they add a special little pop to any card.

So which is your favorite? I have to say I’m partial to Sea horses they have always fascinated me with the way they move, but I just can’t decide. How about you?

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Basket of Blooms

I love flowers during the summer. It brings me back to my childhood and walking through my Aunt Adeline’s yard which had what seemed like acres of flower beds and my Grandma’s front flower bed. Both of them loved flowers and their flower beds were so carefully manicured. While toiling in flower beds isn’t my cup of tea, I do enjoy the pop of color they bring to my yard and since it also brings the hummingbirds I always try and put some baskets and pots around my patio and porches. A more limited approach I know, but a much better for my allergies since although my mother tried for years I just don’t have a green thumb, that was passed on to my son.

So today’s cards reminds me of those wonderful ladies who have been gone along time now but are never far from my thoughts when I enjoy a wonderful splash of color from a flower bed.

This first card uses our new In Colors Magenta Madness, Just Jade and Bumblebee found in the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (152486).

And this next one teams up the In Color Designer Series Paper (153070) with Gorgeous Grape flowers. It uses the simple paper piecing technique. Do do this you’ll simply stamp the image onto your Designer Series Paper, this time they used the wood pattern from the In Color stack and fussy cut with your paper snips. So simple, but a great technique to use on your projects.

Isn’t it fun the way the flowers on the card front give a border that highlights the pattern on the inside of the card?

This next card uses the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718) to add a bit of texture.

The flowers were colored in with out new 2020-2022 In Color Stampin’ Blends. Who doesn’t love the addition of these new colors to our Stampin’ Blends option?

And finally some soft subtle cards. Done in Highland Heather and Petal Pink this first card also uses the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder to add some texture along with the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon (153658)

And this final card uses a combination of Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight, and Sahara Sand

The Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon (150446) add a special touch with it’s sparkle.

I can’t pick a favorite can you?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Basket of Blooms (153305)

Accessories: Small Bloom Punch (152316) and Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718)

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Beautiful World

The Beautiful World Suite Collection (154140) is filled with wonderful rich colors in addition to a stamp set that is great for masculine, travel journals, retirement or even graduation cards. Our Suites are designed to give you coordinating products that a perfect for our advanced stampers who like to create more elaborate projects. But they are also great for our stampers who are just starting as you can choose the individual products that appeal to you.

Check out these lovely cards made using the set. This first card uses our Stampin’ Spritzers (126185) filled with the lovely new Misty Moonlight to create a aged look.

This next card done in Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake and Basic Black creates a rich look with the Classic Label Punch (141491) and Tailored Tag Punch (145667) Designer Series Paper Pieces in the background.

And how about this one that uses our Linen Thread (104199) and Every Day Label Punch (144668)?

All of these cards add a bit of texture to the back ground with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder (153200).

This Suite is sure to be a hit with all of it’s options. So why not check it out and see what you think?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Beautiful World (*152994)

Paper: World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (152491)

Accessories: World Map Dies (*152712) and Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder (153200)

*Beautiful World Bundle (154091)

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More Tasteful Touches

Today I’m sharing some more cards using the Tasteful Touches stamp set, but this time it is all about layering. The set has some wonderful images that are perfect for building interest and texture.

Check out these two cards that use the Bundle. This first one is one in Crumb Cake, Magenta Madness and Bushing Bride.

And do you see a peek of our new Just Jade peaking out from the bottom of the sentiment that has been paired with our lovely Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim (149593) for a more feminine look?

This next card is done in shades of greens and yellows – can you name them?

If you guessed Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, and our new In Color Bumblebee you guessed correctly. And the fun little bow is the Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153620). If you love Baker’s Twine you’ll want to check out this new option.

While they use the same stamps and dies they are done in different colors for a totally different look. Which color scheme is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Last Chance to Sign up for my Whale Done Class

This is a product based class, so not only will you receive some great product you’ll get the videos and pdf along with your pre-cut kit of supplies delivered right to your door. But you’ll want to hurry since tomorrow ends the RSVP.

You’ll receive from me for FREE: (Kit Materials)

  • Pre-cut supplies to make the 3 projects
  • Class PDF and Videos showing you how to create these projects
  • Whisper White Envelopes so you can mail your projects when you are ready

Choose an option:
 

Whale Done Class:

Product included in this class:

  • Whale Done Stamp Set ($17 retail)
  • Whale Builder Punch ($18 retail)
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (11.50 retail)
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon ($6 retail)
  • Tax & Shipping

Class Fee $71


Whale Done Class:

Class Fee $63 (local pick up)

Product included in this class:

  • Whale Done Stamp Set ($17 retail)
  • Whale Builder Punch ($18 retail)
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (11.50 retail)
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon ($6 retail)
  • Tax & Shipping


You’ll need these additional supplies to complete the cards in this class:   Calypso Coral Classic Ink Granny Apple Classic Ink Pretty Peacock Classic Ink Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink Pool Party Classic Ink Stampin’ Sponges or Daubers Tear & Tape Fine Tip Glue or Multipurpose Adhesive    

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Best Value: This is basically a FREE Class when you purchase the class bundle option

Always an option with every Specialty Zoom Class


Class Kit Only Fee $25 with postage

(includes PDF & Videos along with your pre-cut supply kit for making 3 projects; consumables only)


Class Only Fee $25 local pick up   (includes PDF & Videos along with your pre-cut supply kit for making 3 projects; consumables only)

Class PDF & Videos (no kit or product included) $15

Again, please let me know if you have any questions. I appreciate your support and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times. Stay safe.


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The Fine Print:

You’ll receive products and Pre-Cut Class Kit packets before the Zoom Class time so we can craft together.

Items included in the Product Bases Classes will be cut by you; such as Designer Series Paper and Ribbon.

The Class Kit Only & PDF Only Option will have all the Pre-Cut items needed to create the projects.

The list of additional supplies listed above can be ordered the time of class sign up if you would like to for them to be included with your Class Kit.

All Class options receive the PDF & Videos emailed after the class

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Tasteful Touches

If you love a combination of rich textures and beautiful layers the In Good Taste Suite of products might be right up your alley. Today’s cards focus on a more masculine feel and use the feather image from the stamp set.

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Simple and striking cards this first card uses our Cinnamon Cider and team it up with the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pattern that has a plaster feel with or at least that is what it looks like to me.

While using the same 2 images this next card done in classic Black and White has a more elegant feel to it.

Don’t you love how just a change in color gives you a totally different vibe? This set not only has some great image and sentiments it has a coordinating set of Label Dies which makes it a fantastic value. You’ll be seeing this labels on all kinds of projects for sure since they can be used not only with this set but those sentiments that you already use.

I’m making this quick this morning as we are enjoying an impromptu visit my husband’s niece. In addition my son has plans for me today too, the sun is out and it’s a beautiful day so he has a DIY project planned.

So stop by next week when I’ll be sharing some more Tasteful Touches projects with you. Stay safe and enjoy this weekend celebrating the wonderful men in your lives.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Tasteful Touches (152562)

Paper: In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (152494)

Accessories: Tasteful Labels Dies (152886)

Tasteful Touches Bundle (154098)

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A Good Man

It’s another day of masculine cards. So why not check out these cards made with A Good Man stamp set (149270). The set is perfect for fathers with it’s imagery and wonderful sentiments.

This first card is done using our beautiful pallet of new 2020-2022 In Colors. Don’t you love the fact we have 4 new In Color options that we can add to our Stampin’ Blends collection? I know I do, coloring with Blends is sooooo easy!

And this next card uses classic Navy and Crumb Cake along with a bit of Denim Ribbon (149590) for a bit of texture.

Team it up with our Waterfront stamp set (146386) for a lovely beach feel.

It’s a set that you can’t go wrong with!

That’s it for the day. Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some cards made with the NEW Tasteful Touches stamp set.

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Itty Bitty Greetings for Father’s Day

Do you love a stamp set that gives you all kinds of options – It’s why I love the 3 different Itty Bitty sets that we have. They give you lots of options and take you through the year!

As an added bonus a lot of these sentiments fit in our Classic Label Punch (141491) which makes it a great set for those who might be newer to stamping or worry about stamping the sentiment straight. You can’t go wrong with stamping and then punching it out!

Check out this lovely card made using the Rooted in Nature stamp set (148217) and a quick and easy Stampin’ Write Marker Technique called thumping.

Hows it done? The stamp was colored first with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker on the trunk and then with the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker for the canopy. After that the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker was thumped or bounced randomly around the canopy to add the second color. When you have all the coloring done you breath on it to re-moisten the ink and then stamp as desired. So easy, but a really cool look, don’t you think?

Our Stampin’ Write Markers come in all 4 Color Collections and can be purchased separately or in a marvelous case option with all 40 Colors from our 4 Color Families. So you can get them all or build your collection over time, the choice is yours!

I really like the stamp set Rooted in Nature for masculine cards so here are a couple more cards using the set.

And if you love dies, there is a coordinating set called Nature’s Roots (151786) that you can get too. This next card teams up the set with our very popular In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (152494) that is filled with wood images and the Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature (148217) and Itty Bitty Greetings (151331)

Inks: Soft Sea Foam Classic Ink (147102/147166), Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (147155) and Neutral Stampin’ Write Markers (147158)

Paper: Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (152492), Soft Sea Foam (146988), Garden Green (102584), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Classic Label Punch (141491), Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon (144213) and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

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