Thursday, June 29, 2017

Day 2- Fabulous Flamingo stamp set

I am having so much fun with this new stamp set from the Stampin' UP Annual catalog.  You can go from easy to a step up in a jiff.  Today's card I stepped it up by adding some DSP and framing it with the black c/s.  Love how it turned out.

Whisper White C/S
1- 5 1/2"x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4"
1- 4" x 5 1/4"
 I stamped it on a 4 x 5 1/4 and cut it down as I made the card to the size I liked then mounted it on 
Basic Black C/S
The DSP I cut after deciding on the size of the Flamingo mounted design.
Petal Garden DSP pg 187 AC 48 sheets 6x6 double sided designs (4 of ea design) $10.00
Memento Ink pg 200 AC #132708  $6.00
Old Olive  #126953 pg 186  $6.50
Flirty Flamingo #141397 pg 184  $6.50
Dapper Denim  #141394 pg 184 $6.50
Tranquil Tide  #144085 pg 184  $6.50
Lemon Lime Twist  #144086 pg 184 $6.50
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pg 200  #141897 $8.00
*Crystal Effects (to give that look of water)  
*Sorry this has been DC but you can find it at any craft store 
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Flirty Flamingo card #1 instructions (1of 5)

This is an Easy pretty much just stamping card.  
1- Whisper White c/s measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4
The stamp set is:
Fabulous Flamingo Photopolymer Stamp Set #143758  pg 177 AC
Price: $21.00
You know what they say, birds of a feather stamp together. This sassy and classy flamingo will show off your stamping skills when you carefully layer all three stamps to create a flamingo worthy of every climate!

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 12 photopolymer stamps

Ink Colors I used: All stamps are $6.50ea

*Flirty Flamingo pg 184 AC #141397 (Flamingo)
*Dapper Denim pg 184 AC #141394 (water)
**Lemon Lime Twist pg 184 AC #144086 (water and reeds)
**Tranquil Tide pg 184 AC #144085 (water)
Old Olive  pg 186 AC  #126953 (reeds)
*IC 2016-18
**IC 2017-19
Black Memento Ink pg 200 #132708 $6.00 (perfect ink that doesn't run when it gets wet)
Aqua painters (2)  pg 200 AC  #103954
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush  pg 200 AC  #141897 $8.00

I stamped the flamingo on a piece of scratch paper and cut it out. (do not use c/s for this-as it needs to be thin paper so your stamp will stamp right up to the stamp)  Set aside.  Hard  fold your Whisper White c/s in on your fold line.  Stamp you Flamingo leaving room for the water at the bottom of the paper.  Add repositional tape to the back of the flamingo you stamped on scratch paper and cover your flamingo.  (This will keep your flamingo from being stamped on and bringing it to the front when your done stamping).
 Using your water stamp-(Memento ink) stamp on 3/4 of the bottom paper-leaving the outside edge for the palm branches.  Then stamp the reeds in your water (MI)
Start stamping the palm branches alternating the colors.  Stamp 3 extra branches on c/s and fussy cut them out- set aside.  You can stamp right on the flamingo if you wish bc the scratch paper flamingo will keep ink  off the flamingo & your flamingo will be on top when paper is  removed & give your card depth.
Remove the scratch paper to begin coloring you card.
Using the Flirty Flamingo ink- stamp the color onto your flamingo.
Here is how I color the water, reeds & flamingo legs.
 Slide your lid back (but do not open it) Press the ink lid into the ink to put a small amount of ink on the inside of the lid-open the ink & then use your aqua painter in your lid ink and color the water, reeds & flamingo legs. 
Be creative and mix your colors to make whatever you want.  
* Aqua painters are WONDERFUL to use...If new to Aqua Painters I  recommend using them before you start on your project just so you see how much color/water you need when using them.
If you make this card and would like to show it off send me a picture and I would love to post it on my blog.
Have a Wonderful week....and be sure to check back to see all the rest of the Flamingo cards I have made.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Coffee Cafe-Share with a Friend

 Don't you just LOVE to Share with a Friend?  I do and I love to give cards to my friends so this one it a perfect card to make someone know your are thinking of them.  Another Easy Card.  This is I am using the same DSP as all the other cards.  There are 12 double sided sheet of paper so it is so easy to change every card up.  My basic colors are Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Winter White, and this one has some Melon Mambo also.  Can you see it?  I also stamped the words in each line separately  to make the word definition.  I found that if you ink up the words you want -then place a piece of lined paper down to cover up the words you have already stamped it is much easier to line up the words and easier not to ink where you don't want ink.  ***lined paper is much thinner than c/s and when I used c/s I could get all the words to stamp.  Lined paper worked perfectly.
The measurements are:
Whisper white c/s  5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4
Chocolate chip c/s  5 1/4 x 4
Whisper white  c/s 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
 I used crystal effects on the white lid of the large cup, coffee beans, & sm brown cup lid. I also used some stickles on the background of the card and the sleeve of the small cup.  The circle in the center was inked with Melon Mambo ink to add some more color.
I popped up the words and the coffee cups on this card. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Frappachino and Coffee Latte's

My favorite drink is a latte.  No whip, no foam, just s/f Vanilla.  So thats what I decided to make.  But then I decided for my card I needed to make it I guess I made a Strawberry vanilla latte?  
On with this card.  The background I used the embossing paste again with another background stencil.  Colored the paste with the New in color 2017-19.  I think that is one of my New Favorite colors-its like a lemon/lime color....very pretty.  Another easy card and it turned out VERY cute. 
There are so many different ways to use this bundle...with the stamps or without both have many things to use to make every card different and fun. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Coffee Cafe

I use alot of Thank you cards and I am so glad to see one of the sentiments in the set was Thanks A Latte.
Perfect for me!!!  Love this set, love this card and so excited to give it away.

Here is how I did it:

1- Early Espresso c/s 5 1/2" x 11" scored at 4 1/4" 
1- Whisper White c/s 4" x 5 1/4"
1- 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Coffee Break DSP ( if you want it a little smaller you can I only wanted a hair of the white to show)
1-piece of WW c/s for the cups to be cut using the Framelits
After cutting them I used the sponge daubers to shadow the edges with Crumb cake ink
The sleeve I cut out using Crumb cake and shadowed the edges
I stamped the coffee beans and sentiment- cut out using the framelits
Embossing paste was used on the DSP.  I used the Fresh Fig ink refill to color the paste with the Decorative Mask. Let dry about 5 minutes.
Fresh Fig ribbon with a bow knot.
The sentiment was stamped in Island indigo ink
Another easy card.  Having the Stamps and Framelits make these cards easy.  
The Embossing paste is AWESOME!  Dries quickly- about 5 minutes depending how much you use.  I do a lite coat b/c it look nice but I am not sure how well paper will stick on it.  (I will find out on my next card and let you know)
 Any questions just let me know....I'd be happy to help you!
Have a Good day!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Coffee Cafe bundle card- Life Happens...instructions

So as you all know....I Love Coffee and so my first posts probably isn't surprising that I am using the New Coffee Cafe bundle.  Yes, It is one of my FAVORITES...I think I have almost every Coffee stamps set out there BUT this NEW one is GREAT.  I posted yesterday on my FB page-so if you didn't know I post there you may want to "like" my page so you get notified when  I post on there also.  I do post some different things on that.  Here is the FaceBook info:
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The measurements for the card I posted yesterday on Facebook are below.

I absolutely LOVE my New "Coffee Café" bundle. Here is the first card I made with this set. 
Here is a list for items I used to make this card:
Coffee Café Bundle pg 30-31 AC (stamp set & framelits dies) #145331 photopolymer $45.75
Coffee Break DSP 12"x12" 12 sheets #144155 $11.00
Coffee Break CS. #144156 8 1/2" x 11" 24 sheets of crumb cake, early espresso & pear pizzazz
Whisper White CS #100730 pg 185 AC
Crumb Cake ink #126975 pg AC 185
Pear Pizzazz #131180 pg 186 AC
Sponge dauber #133773 $5.00 pg 200 AC
Embossing paste #141979 pg 201 AC $8.00
Embossing knifes #142808 pg 201 $5.00
Pattern Party Decorative Masks. #144103. $6.00
Multipurpose liquid glue pg 202 AC #110755. $4.00
Crystal effects N/A at Stampin' Up


1-Whisper White c/s  cut at 5 1/2 x 11  scored at 4 1/4"
1- Early Espresso c/s cut at 5 1/4 x 4"  I used the Crumb cake ink & dauber to shadow the sides of the cup, lids, coffee sleeve & sentiment
Embossing past colored with sky blue in refill and used with the Patterned Party Decorative Masks
Embossing paste colored with Pear Pizzazz used with the PP Decorative Masks. (Let dry about 5 minutes)
I used a piece of  WW CS for the cup, small cup, & sentiment
1 piece of scrap paper for the DSP on side and I cut out some of the little coffee pots & cup to put on top of the DSP paper.  Then used Crystal Effects & dimensionals to make them shiny and stand out.
Very easy card to make and I love the way it turned out.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Catalog is LIVE
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 Your going to LOVE IT!!!  Let me know if I can be of any help.
Have a fun day!

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

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Oh So Eclectic Bundle

Wow, look at all the beautiful cards and crafts you can make.  I love to watercolor with my you?  I also LOVE to you my watercolor pencil...the detail you can put on your projects is simply amazing.  And "YES" this is another bundle and save 10% on pg 133 in AC.    Be sure to check this one out when our New 2017-18 Annual Catalog goes live today at NOON (MT)    Can anyone tell I'm excited for noon to come today??? many things you can make with this set. The NEW Naturally Eclectic DSP is Beautiful and the crinkled Seamp Binding Ribbon makes such cute bows. They even have the c/s to match.  LOVE this catalog! 

"Oh So Eclectic" Stamps come in Wood  #143937 or Clear Mount  #143940  
Naturally Eclectie card overlays #144188 (use with the NEW Embossing paste #141979 pg 201 Palette knives to use with the paste  #142808 pg 201
Bundle and save 10% 
Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set 
Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies
Wood Mount  #145355 $54.75
Clear Mount  #145356  $47.50

3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

These are amazing.  Check these out.  They go on sale Today June 1, 2017 at noon (MT)

NEW 2017-18 Annual Catalog Embossing Paste

I Love this!!!!  I have been doing this for years and now Stampin' Up has it in there NEW AC that goes live tomorrow at noon (MT)  I will be posting the NEW AC on my blog tomorrow at noon if you have not already received one in the mail.  If you have not and are interested in receiving one just go on over to my blog -go to "Contact me" and send me a note. Please remember to leave me you contact information so I am able to contact you to can send you a catalog.
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Wood Textures Suite

This makes little crates that you can fit lots of fun things in.  Even cards fit in this little wood looking crate.  But what I want to make is a WAGON.  I have made the cutest little gifts that I added wheels, a handle, & some goodies inside.  This will help make it a lot quicker-and the Stamp set that goes along with it (Wood Words)
is very cute not only for this but for many things.  Be sure to check this one 158-159.  You will find all  the fun things to make this little wood crate adorable or manly.