Fun Resist Technique & the Detailed Dogwoods

The end of Sale-a-bration is coming quickly on Thursday, February 29th

and that means our Free exclusive products will be gone along with the opportunity of joining my Team and getting the exclusive Glass Matt as part of your Kit

So today I thought I’d share a couple more cards with you using the Detailed Dogwood stamp set (Sale-a-bration 162953) and a quick and easy emboss resist technique.

I can remember the first time I saw this technique and it seemed like magic to me. Our image has been stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with the White Embossing Powder. Additional stamping has been added to the background and then ink has been brushed on top of that. A paper towel is then used to wipe off the ink on the dogwood image. Voila! the image reappears easily since the embossing powder resists any of the ink. So simple but wow! Can you remember seeing a technique that blew you away the first time you saw it? Simple things like this make stamping so much fun!

And these next card uses our lovely Pebbled Path and Fresh Freesia for the color pallet of the next card.

I don’t know about you but I fell in love with Pebbled Path the first time I saw it. Such a great color that is so versatile. The image has been die cut using our Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) to add a bit of texture. The lovely Pebbled Path 3/8″ Textured Ribbon (161632) and Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems (161288) add a bit of shine and elegance to the project.

So pretty and here in North Georgia the dogwoods dot our woodlands and landscapes during the spring. A reminder of renewal.

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Quiet Reflection

Do you like simple stamping? Or stepping your project up with a quick and simple technique? The Quiet Reflection stamp set (162689) gives you all of these options, plus it has some great sentiments too!

This first card uses a simple technique of stamping, crumpling the paper and adding some sponging to the crinkles.

Two Classic Inks were used to ink up the image, Pean Pie and a bit of Mossy Meadow on the top image which gives it a cool effect. The sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow and the Pecan Pie 1/2″ Bordered Ribbon (161634) adds a bit more texture to the project.

This next project uses the same two color ink technique for the image but this time it is Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock.

The card has been stepped up with our dies the Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) which have been used to cut out the image. Texture has been added with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder (156505) to the Lost Lagoon layer and a few of the Pretty Peacock sequins from the Adhesive Backed Sequins Trio Pack (161206). And this last card uses a fun technique too.

The image was stamped in our Pebbled Path, if you haven’t added this color to your ink collection you’ll want to since it is a lovely warm gray. Then some color was added to the stamped panel in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel with our Blending Brushes (153611). Add a bit of Linen Thread (104199) as your horizon. Finally our Christmas Pinecones Dies (1569309) were used in a non traditional manner to emboss the Pebbled Path card stock layer. Simply turn the dies over so that it doesn’t cut your card stock and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. It will emboss your card stock this way rather than cut the pinecones out. A great way to add texture and a fun technique that packs a wow factor.

So what do you think? Can you see yourself creating with this lovely little stamp set? You can find this set along with our other NEW products from the January – April Mini in my Online store. And of course during Sale-a-bration you can earn FREE products too when you place a qualifying order. Or if you have a large shopping list why not join my team and get a discount?

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Joy to You

Today’s cards both use the Joy to You stamp set (162090). This set used bold sentiments that are great for focal points and inside sentiments on your cards this holiday season.

This first card uses the Deckled Circle Dies (162286) to high light the sentiment, and Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper (161958) makes a quick and simple backdrop.

And this next card has a totally different color pallet since it uses the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper (retiring 162377) which contains blues and greens. The paper is this year’s Making a Difference product – when you purchase this paper Stampin’ Up! donates $3.

The card uses a big block of color with the papers to add impact to the background. The sentiment has been cut out with the Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) and soft color added with the Blending Brushes (153611). A piece of Balmy Blue 3/8″ Sparkle Ribbon (retiring 162030) adds some soft texture and shine. And this fun paper coordinates with our Beary Cute Punch (retiring 162023) too.

Do you have a favorite sentiment from this set? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best?

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Soft & Lovely Magical Meadow

The Magical Meadow Bundle (retiring 162144) is filled with lovely images and sentiments that can be used through out the winter months and the images are DistInktive (TM) stamps give you lovely shading and texture since it is already built in.

This bundle is part of a suite so it has some wonderful products that coordinate with it too. Check out these lovely cards using the Magical Meadow Stamp Set (Retiring 162134). This first card uses simple stamping and some layering with the Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) to create a wonderful winter card. The light airy Silver & White 1/2″ Sheer Ribbon (162149) adds more texture.

And this next card is a fun fold using a bit of 2023-2025 In Color Jute Twine (161637) to add some texture and close the fun fold.

The lovely Faceted Gems Trio Pack (162148) add a bit more texture and shine.

While these first two cards use the greenery images to create a lovely card, they both have different feel to them due to the color choice. And this next card uses the Magical Meadow Bundle along with the same Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper (162133) to create this lovely Starry Sky inspired card.

Once again the ribbon adds a bit of shine while the Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder (162026) and Double Oval Punch (154242) add some texture. And this final card uses the lovely Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper (162133) and teams it up with the Very Best Occasions (159871).

A few of the Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins (161627) add a bit of shine and elegance to the card.

I’m excited that some of the elements from this Suite will be carrying over so you’ll want to make sure that you get the Bundle that is part of the retirement list now so you don’t miss out.

Enjoy and don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a tutorial with you!

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It’s a Traditional Christmas with Saint Nicholas

Do you have Saint Nic come to your house and fill the stockings? I know when I was a child my girlfriend did and thought it was pretty cool. I had no idea then that December 6th is Saint Nicholas Day, better known as Nikolaus in Germany. And while the day may not receive the full religious celebration it does in Southern Germany and other traditionally Catholic regions, children across Europe look forward to this day each year by leaving a stocking or shoe by the fireplace. As soon as I saw this set it made me think of my friend Dawn and her families tradition.

The Saint Nicholas Stamp Set (retiring 162099) that was used for this first card also has a coordinating die set and comes in a money saving bundle too.

Our Stampin’ Blends were used to color the image and it’s been cut out with our Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173). And this next card also uses a traditional feeling stamp set, the Regal Reindeer stamp set (159722) and it’s coordinating set of Reindeer Dies (159727).

his time the reindeer was colored with our Watercolor Pencils for a softer feel. Both are great for the holiday season.

Kit Class Rescheduled for Wednesdays, December 6th

Same fun – different night, so why not bring a friend and enjoy a evening of crafting with us?

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Night Divine

The Night Divine Bundle (161997) has been extremally popular this fall and so I thought I’d share some wonderful cards that use this Bundle along with other items from the O Holy Night Suite Collection (162012).

Done in a classic Blue and Gold this cards won’t disappoint and pack a wow factor. Check out this first card that uses simple stamping to create a lovely card.

The star from the Stars at Night stamp set (162000) has been stamped in Crushed Curry in the background after first stamping off and then the sentiment has been stamped in Night of Navy over the top. So simple but so striking. And of course a little bit of texture has been added with the Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) and Night of Navy & Gold Glittered Ribbon (162011). And this next card uses the Gold Foil Sheets (132622) with the Night Devine Dies (161996) to create a lovely card.

The lovely Adhesive Backed Star Trinkets (162010) add a bit more shine at the top of the stable. And finally this next card is not only a beautiful card, but it also holds a little surprise inside.

Once again the Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Adhesive Backed Star Trinkets (162010), and Night of Navy & Gold Glittered Ribbon (162011) have been used. But theses is also some of the Gold & Silver 1/8″ Trim Combo Pack (Online Exclusive 161633) is tucked behind the star to add another pop of shine.

Open the card and you’ll find a little pocket to hold a little something too.

All of these cards use the beautiful O Holy Night Designer Series Paper (161986). You’ll want to be sure to check this paper out as it has wonderful 12×12 scenes perfect for creating home decor projects too in addition to cards like this.

As always, if something is not available in the Suite or Bundle why not check out the individual products found in the Suite? Only the Bundles includes a 10% savings. And of course I’m always happy to let you know when to expect the items back in stock.

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It’s Taco Tuesday!

It’s taco Tuesday in our house so I thought I’d share this fun Taco Fiesta stamp set (160732) with you to celebrate this fun food day.

Isn’t this card cute? And the pun-ny little sayings are adorable too.

This card was stamped with our Memento Tuxedo Black (132708/133456) so that it could be colored with our Stampin’ Blends. The fun little set of Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) to cut out the collage of food and then layered on Sweet Sorbet and the 2023-2025 In Color Collection Designer Series Paper (161646). Can you see the little dots? Those are our Classic Matte Dots (158146) that have been colored with our Wild Wheat Stampin’ Blends (161661). Don’t you love all the different ways we can use our Blends? Make any white accessory and change it up!

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Seasonal Branches

Do you like sets that will carry you throughout all the seasons of the year? How about the Seasonal Branches Bundle (161365)? This Bundle includes a two-step stamp set that allows you to customize the project to the season you’d like.

Spring, Summer, fall, or winter this set has you covered with it’s multiple images and sentiments for all kinds of occasions.

Check out this lovely card made with the bundle and our new In Color, Copper Clay.

The little blue bird has been colored using our new In Color, Boho Blue Stampin’ Blends. Also a bit of texture has been added to this card with the Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173), Timber 3D Embossing folder (156406), and fun Adhesive Backed Solid Gems (161300).

Don’t you love the way our products work together? And who wouldn’t enjoy this lovely get well card when they are under the weather?

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Lazy Days

The lazy days of summer are right around the corner and there is nothing like a porch to see on and enjoy the view. The Lazy Days Bundle (161343) allows you to build a scene of your liking since it contains not only great sentiments but also a set of accompanying dies.

Check out this lovely card that was created with the Lazy Days Bundle.

This card uses the new 2023-2025 In Colors, Boho Blue and Pebbled Path. Can you see them? It also uses the beautiful Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper (161467) for the rug and pill. This pack is a must have if you love the Boho Blue and other shades.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another card that uses this lovely new Designer Series paper and our blues.

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Something Fancy

Do you love sentiment sets? How about a great label die set? Well I think you’ll love the Something Fancy Bundle (160425) if you do as much as I do.

Sentiment sets are great to use by them selves or with your favorite image set, Designer Series Paper or even Embossing Folder. Check out today’s cards and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

This first card teams up the sympathy sentiment and dies with the Painted Posies 3D Embossing Folder (159175) and Sun Prints Designer Series Paper (158790).

The embossed image has been highlighted with a bit of Classic Ink using a Blending Brush. This next card uses the fun paper strip technique along with the Decorative Circle Punch (159174) and Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) to create this fun birthday card.

And here is another birthday card using the Regency Park Designer Series Paper (160559) for a fun floral feel.

One Bundle and so many options when teamed up with your favorite products. Why not stop by my Online Store and check it out today?

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