Springtime Impressions

The Springtime Impressions Thinlits are part of the Abstract Impressions Bundle.  I am loving the Monochromatic Color Combination of Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana, with Melon Mambo for the accent color!  Choose your favorite monochromatic color combination and add an accent color.
Springtime ImpressionsSUPPLIES:
Stamps: Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer #147513
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam
Mint Macaron
Melon Mambo
Big Shot:  Springtime Impressions
Embellishments:  Glitter Enamel Dots #146934
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue OR Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die-Cutting:
You have two choices:
~Put some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your cardstock BEFORE you die cut.
~OR just use Tombow Glue to attach your die cuts to your card base.
Now to die cut:
~Cut the large triangle flowers & leaves die cut from Mint Macron cardstock.
~Cut three flowers from Melon Mambo cardstock.
~Attach the large triangle flowers & leaves shape to your card base.
~Attach your flowers to your flowers and leaves die cut.  Add Glitter Enamel shapes to the flower centers.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink.
Your card is finished.

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Fall Blended Seasons Card

I used the Blended Seasons Bundle for a Fall Card this time.  I am really enjoying this Bundle.  If you want one for yourself, please get it soon.  It is only available in August while supplies last.  Same with Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2.
swirling leaves Blended Seasons cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Blended Seasons Rubber Stamps + Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Ink:  Memento Black
Crumb Cake
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 #149014 While supplies last
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly run your Crumb Cake ink pad across your embossing on the side where the straight lines poke up.  Add your cardstock and run through your Big Shot.  Remember to skip the bottom cutting plate.  Glue your embossed card front onto your card base.
3.  Cut the smallest Stitched Seasons Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your sentiment over to the right side in Memento Black ink.
4. Stamp your leaves in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencils.  I used two colored pencils on some of the leaves.  Color out the pencil lines with your Blender Pen, cleaning after each color.  Fussy cut out the leaves.
5.  Lay out the leaves on the Stitched Seasons die cut.  Attach leaves to die cut with Glue Dots or Glue.  Attach the label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue the last leaf on the card front.
Your card is finished.

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NEW Case the Catalog Challenge

I am changing my Challenges some.  This Challenge is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) Challenge.  As usual, I make a few tweaks.  I left off the ribbon under the Blushing Bride DSP, and I changed the sentiment.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella around the DSP, on the Flower centers, and on the punched sentiment.  When making your version you can change the stamps, colors, anything you want.  Have fun!
Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Page 18 picture

My version of the card.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases  Rubber  Wood-Mount #141531, Clear-Mount#141534
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Gorgeous Grape
Highland Heather
Daffodil Delight Marker
Call Me Clover
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Coastal Cabana
Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146916
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Tools: your favorite fussy cutting scissors.  I used Paper Snips #103579
Clear Wink of Stella #141897
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTiONS:
1.  Cut your Coastal Cabana card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the large Flourish stamp in Coastal Cabana ink on both the left and right card front.
2.  Cut your DSP at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Attach to card base about 3/4″ from the left side.  Use Wink of Stella to color around the DSP edges about 1/4″ wide.  You may need to use two coats.
3. Stamp:
~Stamp the large flower twice in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White cardstock. Clean stamp.
~Stamp the large flower twice again in Highland Heather ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Color the large flower center in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock.  Clean stamp.
~Stamp the leaves three times in Call Me Clover Ink on Whisper White cardstock.
~Stamp your sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock.
4. Cut & Punch:
~Cut out the Gorgeous Grape flowers along the outside edge.
~Cut out the Highland Heather flowers cutting only the inner flowers.
~Cut out the Daffodil Delight flower centers.
~Cut out each leaf separately.
~Punch out your sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch.
5. Put it all together:
~Layer your flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals or Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the backs of two parts: inner flower, and flower center.
~Attach Leaves as desired with Glue Dots to the back of the Large flower.  Now put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Large Flower covering where the leaves are attached.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your punched sentiment.
~Lay out the flowers and the punched sentiment where you want them.  Attach.
Your Card is finished.

Stitched Crafting Forever

This Crafting Forever stamp set combined with the Stitched Seasons Framelits popped into my head and turned out pretty close to what I pictured which is an unusual occurrence.  Things usually turn out way different than the way I pictured them.  This is a pretty quick card to make.
Paintbrushes and pens cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever: Rubber  Wood-Mount #143955, Clear-Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 #141709
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 #149014
Blender Pen #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Stitched Seasons Framelits #149013
Ribbon:  Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144173
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cajun Craze card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
~Whisper White stamping layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″
2. Stamp, then Color with Watercolor Pencils:
~Stamp your Paintbrushes Planter Pot image in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.
~Color the Planter Pot with your Cajun Craze Watercolor Pencil. Color darker where the lines are on the sides and under the pot lip.  Use the Blender Pen to blend out the pencil lines.
~Color all the paintbrush tips with the Crushed Curry and Early Espresso.  I just lightly colored the tips.
~Color the Cutting Blade with Smoky Slate.
~Color the Pencil with either Crushed Curry or Daffodil Delight.
~Color each Paint Brush Handle a different color.
I only used the Blender Pen on the Planter Pot.
3.  Cut out your stamped and colored image with the Stitched Seasons Framelit.  Get your Cajun Craze card layer and cut the next larger Stitched Seasons Framelit from the center.  Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp the Pen image in Memento Black ink on your 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White Stamping Layer.  Rotate the way the stamp faces:  up & down, or sideways.  They don’t have to be perfectly straight.  Just basically fill the card front with pen images.
5.  Put it all together.
~Attach your Cajun Craze card layer to your Whisper White card base.  Yes, this is the piece you die cut from the center.
~Put some SNAIL across the Whisper White Pen card front where you want your Ribbon to go.  Wrap the ribbon around the card front piece twice attaching it to the SNAIL to hold it in place.  Tie a bow off to the side.
~Now attach your Whisper White Pen layer to the Cajun Craze layer.  See you covered up the die cut hole.
~Attach your layered Paint Brushes in a Pot layered die cuts to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished.

Swirly Scribbles Card

I made this Swirly Scribbles card using some pieces from my craft table and adding others.  You can choose the colors the person you are giving the card to will like if you want.
Swirly Scribbles and Foliage Frames CardSUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Melon Mambo
Soft Sea  Foam
Mint Macaron
Coastal Cabana
Big Shot:  Embossing Mats #146327
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497
Foliage Frames Framelits #146353
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Sea Foam Card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut:
If you remember, you can put Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock you are cutting your Swirly Scribbles pieces from.  Then these pieces will attach like stickers you have to peel the back off.  Otherwise, just use Tombow Glue.
~Swirly Scribbles lines in both Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana
~Swirly Circle with leaves in Melon Mambo
~White Foliage Frame will need to be die cut and embossed.  Die cut as normal, just leave the cardstock inside the die to emboss.  Recommended Embossing sandwich:  Big Shot Platform without Thin Die Adapter plate (OR Multipurpose Platform with at least tab 1 open), Standard Cutting Pad, Die with cardstock still in it and cutting edge and cardstock facing up, Thick Gray Silicone Mat,  White Impressions Pad.
3.    Put it all together.
~Lay our all your pieces where you want them.
~Attach the Mint Macaron Swirly Scribble Lines first, the put the Coastal Cabana Lines on top so some of the Mint Lines show underneath-like a shadow.
~Put the Melon Mambo Swirly Circle on the Foliage Frame.
~Attach the Foliage Frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Box with 6×6 Designer Series Paper

Would you like to make a pretty Treat or Gift Box from just two 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned paper?  Well, now you can!  Just follow the simple instructions on this video!

This Video is almost 13 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Two 6″ x 6″ pieces of patterned Designer Series Paper.  I used Tropical Escape #146916
Paper Trimmer with Score Blade #126889 OR Simply Scored #122334
Paper Snips or scissors
Tear & Tape
Something to Decorate it:
Label Me Pretty stamp set  Wood Mount #143858, Clear-Mount #143861
Pretty Label Punch #143715
Ribbon
SNAIL

TIPS:
1.  You might want to try this first using cardstock so you can see the score lines better.  You can stamp designs on the cardstock to make it look nice, or just leave it plain and enjoy the decorating process.
2.  Scoring Measurements:
~3/4″ on the top side.
~1-1/2″ on the other three sides.  (Two sides and the bottom)
3.  Choose on 6″ x 6″ piece to be the Front of your box.
~Fold down the Top 3/4″ Flap.
~Trim the Score Lines on the Bottom up to the intersecting Score Line.
~Put Tear & Tape on the back side of the Center Bottom Flap next to the Score Line and next to the edge.
4.  The other 6″ x 6″ piece is the Back.
~ Trim off all four corners.
~Use SNAIL to keep the Top 3/4″ Flap folded down.
~Put Tear & Tape on both Side Flaps AND the Bottom Flap next to the Score Line and next to the edge.
5.  Attach one Back Side Flap onto the inside of the Front Side Flap.  Repeat with the other Sides.  Add Glue Dots to the corners of the Top Flaps.
6.  Now for the Bottom Flaps.
~Fold up the Back Bottom Flap first.
~Now fold up the Side Flaps and attach to the Back Bottom Flap making sure your Box Corners are squared.
~Now fold up the Front Bottom Flap.
7.  Decorate as desired with a sentiment that has been punched or die cut and some ribbon or Twine.

Bonus Days And Blended Seasons

Two Promotions start today August 1st and end Aug 31st.

1-Bonus Days.

Earn August 1-31. Spend September 1-30~For every $50 in merchandise you buy, you will receive a Coupon Code worth $5 in your email.  An email address is required to participate.
~You will need to keep track of your own Coupon Codes.  So save the emails and copy the coupon codes so you will know where they are in September when you use them.
~There is no limit on the number of Coupon Codes you can earn.
~Excluded Items:  Starter Kit, Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
~All your Bonus Days Coupons must be redeemed on the same order September 1-30.

BONUS DAYS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q:  Are the coupon codes case sensitive?
A: No, but make sure and include the dash in each code for it to work.

Q: Can participants earn multiple codes on a single order?
A: Yes. There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order.  You will receive a coupon code for each increment of $50 in merchandise. (Tax and shipping don’t count towards your $50.)  You can also place more than one order and get coupon codes for each $50 in merchandise.  You will receive an email for each order placed.

Q: When can I use my coupon codes?
A:  Use them September 1-30.  They expire after September 30.  You MUST use all your coupon codes in one order during September.

Q: Can coupon codes be given away?
A:  Yes.  The codes are not specifically tied to the person who earned them.  The person redeeming the coupon code given to them must use it along with any other coupon codes they received.  All coupon codes must be used on the same order in September.

Q: What if I earn coupon codes but don’t receive an email?
A: With so many email providers, it is possible that the email may have been sent to a spam folder.  Check there first.  If you still cannot find the email, contact the Demonstrator you ordered from (hopefully me) or call Demonstrator Support for help.

2-Color Your Season Limited Edition Bundle and Watercolor Pencils in 10 NEW Colors!

Color Your Seasons Limited Time ProductsThese Exclusive Limited Edition items are available ONLY August 1-31 OR While Supplies Last! 
Blended Seasons stamp set~Blended Seasons 10 piece Rubber Stamp Set with images and sentiments for every season  Wood-Mount #149019, Clear-Mount #149016
Stitched Seasons Framelits~Stitched Seasons Framelits #149013 includes 3 Label Framelits with stitching on BOTH sides of the cut line! A total of 10 dies is in this Framelit set.
~Bundle and save 10% when you get the Stamp set and Framelits together!  Wood-Mount Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2~Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 #149014 in 10 NEW Colors. These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a later catalog.  I love the intensity of these colors!

Here is a copy of the Demonstrator PreOrder Flyer you can print to see the stamp set images, the Framelit set, and the NEW Watercolor Pencil set away from your computer.  Customer Ordering Dates are August 1-31, 2018 OR While Supplies Last.

Beautiful Birthday Card

Need a quick and easy Beautiful Birthday Card?  Choose a piece of Designer Series Paper, coordinating cardstock, some ribbon, a label punch or Framelit, and a sentiment stamp.  This card took me less than 5 minutes to make.
Quick & Easy Beautiful Birthday CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Glass  Rubber  Wood-Mount #147458, Clear-Mount #147461
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper  #146289
Punch:  Pretty Label #143715
Ribbon:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Melon Mambo card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch This Video if you need more help.
2.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/2″.  Wrap your Ribbon around it and tie a Bow.  Watch this Video about attaching Ribbons to your project.  (If you noticed, I forgot to tie the ribbon around until AFTER I had attached the DSP to the card base.  Either way works well.)
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Melon Mambo ink.  Punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
See!  Quick and Easy!  Your Beautiful Birthday card is finished.

Choose from the Beautiful Designer Series Papers available to make your OWN Quick and Easy Cards!  Most also have a coordinating Cardstock Pack to go with them.

Easy Stained Glass Card

I have been wanting to use my Stained Glass Thinlits along with the Painted Glass stamp set.  I LOVE the font used for the sentiments in this stamp set.  I decided to keep it simple this time and just feature the die cuts and the sentiment.  Choose your own color.
Simple Stained Glass CardSUPPLIES:
*=part of the Bundle available until June 2019
*Bundle:  Painted Glass Rubber stamps + Stained Glass Thinlits.  Wood-Mount Bundle #148361, Clear-Mount Bundle #148362
Stamps:  *Painted Glass Rubber  Wood-Mount #147458Clear-Mount #147461
Ink:
   Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel
Whisper White
Big Shot:  *Stained Glass Thinlits #146347
Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Die Cut your Thinlits from Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  You can put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back before cutting if you want.  Die cut two Stained Glass half circles and one rectangle Thinlit.
NOTE:  Watch this video to get great results every time with your Detailed Thinlits.  If using your Big Shot Platform with the Thin Die Adapter, run through 6 times instead of 4 as shown on the video.
3. Lay out your die cut pieces on your card front in the position you want them.  Attach to your card front.
~If using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet just peel off the backing and hold it over where you want it and attach.
~If using Tombow glue, use just tiny dots at line intersections and around the edges.  Carefully figure out the position you want it in before letting it touch the card base.  Line up the edges of the Half Circles and the Rectangle.
4.  Stamp your sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink.
Your Card is finished.

Check out My Online Store to get your Stained Glass Card Making supplies.  Want a great deal? Check out the Clearance Rack for Framelits, Punches, Papers, and Embellishments.  There are some great things for Christmas available there.

July’s Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin

The July Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Kit is super cute and fun to make.  I will admit that I was intimidated by all the pieces and the vague instructions.  I watched the official video, but they went way too fast for me to figure out how to actually make the projects.  I figured if my 7-year-old granddaughter could make it, so could I !!  So here are some detailed instructions.  It was easier than I thought!
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket and CardINSTRUCTIONS:
I did use SNAIL instead of the Kit Glue Dots.  I also used my Blueberry Bushel ink pad and some paper snips.
Basket

July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket1. Get the Basket Parts:  Basket Base, Basket Handle Sheet, Long Brim Sticker Sheet, Short Brim Sticker Sheet, and the bag of Brads.
2.  Fold the score lines on the Basket Base.  You can choose to have the brown side showing or the white side showing.  I chose to have the brown side showing.  My granddaughter chose the white side.
3.  Punch out one Handle piece.  Remove the punched holes with something small like a Paper Piercing Tool.  I used the tip of my Paper Snips after bending the handle piece when using my fingers.
4.  Put together half of your Basket.
~Now peel off one of the Long Brim Stickers.
~Put the brad through the hole of the Long Brim Sticker, then through one of the Handle Holes.
~Bend the Brad tabs flat.
~Straighten your Handle and trim the end even with the Long Brim Sticker.
~Fold the score lines on the Long Brim Sticker.
~Match up the Long Brim Sticker fold with one wide Basket Brim end.
~Lightly position the Long Brim Sticker between the score lines with the Basket Wide Brim.
~Make sure the top of the sticker lines up with the top of the Basket brim.  Smooth down the Sticker.
~Now match the Basket Brim edges with the Sticker flaps, making sure the top is even.
~Repeat with the other Basket Brim side.
~Cover the side brim stickers with the seam in the middle with the Short Brim Sticker.
5.  Repeat Step 4 using one more Long Brim Sticker, one more Short Brim Sticker, one more Brad, and the Handle piece already attached to the other side of your basket.
Wahoo!!!  Your Basket is assembled!!
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket6.  Choose a piece of the Gingham Tissue Paper making sure you only have one layer.  Keep it folded in half and slide it under your Basket Handle.  Press the center of the Gingham Tissue Paper to the center of the Basket bottom.  Fold each Tissue Paper corner over the Basket corner next to it.  Work with it until you like it.
7.  Choose which Large Tag color you want.  Stamp your sentiment and lines or other images on your tag.  Tie the Tag to the Handle with the White Baker’s Twine from the Kit.
8.  Fill with some goodies or treats to give away.
Card
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card1.  Choose a card base and fold the score line.  Also, punch out a small square of the pale Gingham Vellum Square, a small white tag, and your fruit:  1 Apple, 2 Strawberries, 3 Blueberries.  Also, get your Leaf Sticker Sheet.
2.  Attach the Gingham Vellum Square to the card front.
3.  Stamp the Stitch Lines on the card base around the Gingham Vellum.
4.  Attach the Fruit on the Gingham Vellum.
5.  Wrap 24″ of Baker’s Twine around the card front.  Tie in a bow.  I moved the Baker’s Twine “X” close to the bow.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on the small White Tag.  Add 3 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attach to your card front.
Your Card is finished!!

Complete the rest of your Baskets and Cards.  Or use the supplies to make other cards and projects.

Subscribe to get your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail every month!  Subscribe before August 10th, use the Promo Code of BLOOM0818 and get 50% off your first month’s Kit!  First month’s Kit will be about $9.96 + your local tax.  Following months will be $19.95 + local tax.  Shipping is included in the price.

Watercolored Blended Seasons Sketch #24

The Blended Seasons stamp set was used for Sketch #24 and Color Challenge #24.  This stamp set is available August 1-31, 2018 while supplies last.  Also available in August is another set of  10 Watercolor Pencils some of which were used to watercolor the stamped Flowers and Leaves.
Blended Seasons Sketch #24
Watercolored Blended Seasons CardYou can simplify this card by leaving out the embossing steps and Stamping an image that does not need coloring.

HERE IS COLOR COMBO #24
Color Combo Challenge #24SUPPLIES:
*=Available starting August 1-31 While Supplies Last
Stamps:
  *Blended Seasons  Wood-Mount #149019, Clear-Mount #149016  (Save 10%-Bundles with Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
*Watercolor Pencils #149014
~Balmy Blue
~Granny Apple Green
~Crushed Curry
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Thick Whisper White
Balmy Blue
Pacific Point
Poppy Parade
Big Shot:  Maps, etc Dynamic Embossing Folder #146822
Tools:  Blender Pen #102845
Adhesives:
  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut:
~Whisper White Square at 3″ x 3″
~Poppy Parade Square at 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
~Pacific Point card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″
~Poppy Parade strip at 1″ x 4-1/4″
~Balmy Blue strip at 3/4″ x 4-1/4″
3. Big Shot:
Use Maps, etc. embossing folder:  Big Shot Platform (without Thin Die Adapter), Embossing Folder with cardstock inside, top cutting pad.  Yes, only one cutting pad.
~Emboss Balmy Blue strip
~Emboss Pacific Point card front
4. Coloring:
~Stamp part of the flower image on your Whisper White Square in Memento Black ink.
~Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Flower Centers.
~Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Flower Petals.
~Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencil:  Color the Leaves and Stems.
~Use a Blender Pen to color the petals and give a watercolor look.
~Clean tip by rubbing it on scratch paper until no color shows.
~Repeat with the Granny Apple Green coloring the Leaves and stems.
~Color toward the center of each Flower Petal with the Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil.  Blend. Clean.
~Draw lines on the Leaves with the Granny Apple Green.  I did not use the Blender Pen on these.
4.  Put your Card Together.
~Attach the Pacific Point card front to the Thick Whisper White card base.
~Attach your Watercolored Square to the Poppy Parade Square.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
~Attach the Balmy Blue strip to the Poppy Parade strip.
~Lay your Square and Strip on your card front in the place you want them.
~Attach your Strip with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your Square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Precious Privilege Nature’s Poem Card

I Love the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (included in the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE until July 31) and the “Precious Privilege to be alive” sentiment from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  The colors on the papers are wonderful too.
Precious Privilege to Be Alive Nature's Poem CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Enjoy Life  Photopolymer #148190
Inks:  Blackberry Bliss
Grapefruit Grove Marker or ink pad
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Whisper White
Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 12″.  Then cut it into two pieces:
~4″ x 5-1/4″.  This is the Blackberry Bliss layer.  Attach it to your card base.
~Cut a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ section from the other part of the DSP.  Attach to Blackberry Bliss layer.
3.  Cut your Whisper White cardstock at 1-5/8″ x 2-1/4″  Stamp your sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Color the edge with either your Grapefruit Grove Marker or drag the edge in your Grapefruit Grove ink pad.  Attach to your card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

Take advantage of the Buy Three, Get One FREE Designer Series Paper Sale lasting through July 31, 2018.  You can use any of these papers to make this Precious Privilege card.  Just change your ink colors to coordinate with your paper.

Thinlit Cutting Troubles?

Do you get frustrated when your Detailed Thinlits don’t cut all the way through? Watch this video and learn several ways to get a great Detailed Thinlit Cut every time without wasting cardstock.

This video is about 13-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Big Shot #143623
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Standard Cutting Pads #113475
Precision Base Plate #139684
Flourish Thinlits #141478 (or other detailed Thinlits
Cardstock in color of your choice
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

Get your Big Shot and Thinlits from My Online Store.

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Join Stampin’ Up! and get TEN FREE Ink Pads!

Join my Team and the Stampin' Up! Family!Thinking of joining Stampin’ Up!?  Now is a great time to join!  The cost is $99.  You get to choose $125 in merchandise, PLUS you get $50 in Business Supplies to start your own Stamping Business.  PLUS you get to choose an Assortment of Ten Ink Pads!!

This July 1-31 ONLY you will also get to choose a color family of Ink Pads to add to your Starter Kit. This is in addition to the $125 in merchandise!

You MUST join between July 1-31, 2018 for this offer to be valid.

  • Free Assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment has Ten Ink Pads and does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

While you are in the signup process, after you have chosen your $125 in merchandise, click next and choose the Ink Pad Assortment you want.  You do not need a product number.  HERE are the colors in each Assortment.  This flyer will hopefully make it easier to choose from the:
~Brights Assortment
~Neutrals Assortment
~Regals Assortment
~Subtles Assortment
~2017-2020 In Color Assortment

Click HERE to find out more about joining my Team and the Stampin’ Up! Family.  You will have access to all Stampin’ Up! training PLUS as a member of my Team you will also get full FREE access to my Membership Site with lots of techniques, projects, and ideas.  I am working on providing Training on this site too.

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Springtime Impressions Card

This card uses the Abstract Impressions Bundle which includes the Springtime Impressions Thinlit used for this card.  This is a quick card to make with few supplies.  I Love how the Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green cardstocks look together!
Kindness Springtime Impressions cardSUPPLIES:
*= part of the Bundle
*Bundle #148348
Abstract Impressions  Photopolymer stamp set + Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
Stamps: Abstract Impressions Photopolymer #147513  *
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (Optional)
Granny Apple Green #146990
Mint Macaron #138337
Big Shot:  *Springtime Impressions Thinlits #146326
Adhesive:  SNAIL or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Option 1:  Use Granny Apple Green for your card base like I usually do.
~Option 2:  Because I was away from home with limited cardstock, I used a Thick Whisper White card base plus a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Granny Apple Green card front.  Attach to card base.
2.  Cut your Springtime Impressions Large Corner Thinlit from Mint Macaron cardstock.  I just used my Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, and 2 Cutting Pads. Attach to your card front.  I just put it on my Silicone Craft Sheet and ran SNAIL over the back.  I do need to keep pushing some of the edges back on the card front.  I would recommend using Tombow Glue or Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to attach it.
3.  Stamp your sentiment using Memento Black ink.
Your Card is finished!

Get your Card Making Supplies from My Online Store.  While you are there check out the Garden Impressions Suite which includes the Abstract Impressions Bundle and the Springtime Impressions Thinlits and coordinating supplies.

 

Celebrate Independence Day!

Today I am Celebrating Independence Day with a Patriotic Card.  I live in the United States of America and today we celebrate freedom and liberty.  My town has a wonderful display of fireworks which we go see.  I have a wonderful time with my family.  So here is a card to help celebrate the Red, White, and Blue of our flag.  Celebrate the country where you live and all the good things about living there.
4th of July Card, Independence Day cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Detailed with Love    Wood-Mount #146603,  Clear-Mount #146606
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen #141897
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper #146907
Big Shot:  Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder #143699
Oh My Stars Embossing Folder #143710
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Embellishments:  Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon #144631
Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon #144172
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
Red Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Blue Metallic Sharpie Marker (Not Stampin’ Up!)
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer #126185
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Poppy Parade card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Lightly spritz both sides with Water using your Stampin’ Spritzer.  Place in the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Place directly on your Big Shot Platform (Thin Die Adapter Removed) OR Multipurpose Platform with one or two Tabs open,  with a Cutting Pad on top.  (NO Bottom Cutting Pad used for Dynamic Embossing Folders!)  Remove cardstock and let dry.  Notice the detailed Ruffles!
3.  Cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder.  Use both Cutting Pads this time.
~Color embossed Stars with Wink of Stella Pen to add some shimmer.
~Attach the Circle Strips from the Laser-Cut Paper to the top and bottom edges of your Blueberry Bushel strip using SNAIL or Tombow Glue.  I was lazy.  Lay your Circle Strip on your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Run SNAIL over the back.  Attach to Blueberry Bushel Strip.  Repeat with the second Circle Strip.  Trim excess from edges.
4.  Stamp Let’s Celebrate in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.
~Color 5 Rhinestones with your Red Sharpie and 5 Rhinestones with your Blue Sharpie.  (I only had a Blue Metallic Sharpie.)  Place on Punch as shown.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
5.  Put it all together.
~Glue your Ruffled Poppy Parade cardstock to your card base.
~Attach your Starburst Punch with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Glue your Blueberry Bushel strip to card front about 1-1/8″ from the bottom between ruffles.
~Put SNAIL about 1/4″ below your Blueberry Bushel strip.  Attach the Red Ribbon closer to the Blueberry Bushel strip and the White Ribbon just below the Red.  Hold both ribbons together while you tie a knot.  Cut about 6″ of each ribbon.  Hold them together and tie in a knot over the first knot.
Your card is finished.

Have fun celebrating with some NEW Toys (I mean Crafting Supplies) from My Online Store.

Sketch #23 Circles Card

Here is Sketch #23 along with Color Combo #23.  Use either Circle Punches or Framelits for your Circles.

Sketch #23

Sketch #23 - Circles Card

SUPPLIES: 
Stamps:  Enjoy Life  Photopolymer #148190
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss #147092
Lovely Lipstick #147140
Blackberry Bliss Marker
Cardstock:
  Whisper White
Blackberry Bliss #133675
Lovely Lipstick #146970
Blushing Bride
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder #148048
Adhesives: 
SNAIL or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS: 
1.  Cut:
~Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Blackberry Bliss card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through Big Shot with the Lovely Floral embossing folder with the flower as close to the top of your cardstock as possible about 3/4″ from top.
~Lovely Lipstick. Cut largest Stitches Shapes Circle Framelit.
~Blushing Bride. Cut second largest Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.
2.  Stamp & Color:
~Blackberry Bliss card front.  Color raised areas of Lovely Floral embossing with your Blackberry Bliss Marker.
~Blushing Bride.  Stamp your sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink.  Stamp your stems multiple times in Blackberry Bliss ink.
3.  Put it all together.
~Attach your Blackberry Bliss card front to your Whisper White card base with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both Circles.  Attach the Blushing Bride Circle to the Lovely Lipstick Circle off-center as shown.  Attach layered Circles to the card front.
Your Card is finished.

You can get all your Coordinating Color Supplies for Sketch #23 from My Online Store.  This Sketch will be posted on My Facebook page on Saturday, July 7th. Please make your OWN version of this Sketch and post it on the thread on My Facebook Page starting Saturday afternoon.

Peaceful Rellection Card Video

Use the Peaceful Reflection stamp set with the Stamparatus to make this Two-Step Stamped card.

This Video is less than 11-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES: 
Stamps:  Peaceful Reflection  Photopolymer #146562
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Call Me Clover Marker
Lovely Lipstick Marker
Inks:  Call Me Clover
Blushing Bride
Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Blushing Bride or Powder Pink
Big Shot:  Sparkle Embossing Folder #141468
Stitched Shapes Framelits #
Tools:  Stamparatus #146276
Simply Shammy stamp cleaner #147042
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out the largest Stitched Shapes Oval from Whisper White cardstock with your Big Shot.
2.  Prepare Stamparatus:
NOTE:  You can also use the Stamp-a-ma-jig or just use the Clear Stamp Blocks if you don’t have a Stamparatus yet.
~You will need the Black Stamping Pad as this is a Photopolymer stamp set.  Remove the Black  Stamping Pad if you are using Clear Mount Rubber Stamps.
~I always like to have some grid paper on top ot the Black Stamping Pad.  The measurement to cover the full surface is 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.
~I like to use a darker piece of cardstock on top of the grid paper and place it 1″ from both hinges so it will stamp correctly.
~Position the piece of cardstock that you cut the Stitched Shapes Oval from 1″ from both hinges over the dark cardstock so you can tell if it moves when you lift your stamp back up.
3. Stamping with the Stamparatus
NOTE:  You can hold the Palm of your Hand over the stamp and press firmly on the Stamparatus Panel.  I usually count for 5 seconds with all my stamps-Wood Mounted, Clear Mounted, Photopolymer, and Stamparatus.  This ensures I get a great stamped image.
~Position your Flower with the Stem stamp flat side up on the Stitched Shapes Oval where you want it.  Color the Stem with the Call Me Clover Marker and the Flower with the Lovely Lipstick Marker making sure to color all the fine lines.  If you want to learn more about coloring your stamps with Markers, Watch this Video.
~Position the Flower only stamp directly over the Flower with Stem image.  Ink up with Blushing Bride ink.  Stamp.
~Line up the larger Leaves and Stem stamp so the Stem from the Flower and Stem stamp line up and intersect nicely.  Use Call Me Clover ink and stamp.
~Now line up the smaller Leaves and Stem stamp directly over the larger Leaves and Stem stamp.  Ink up with Lemon Lime Twist ink and stamp.
Yippee!  Your stamping is done!
Clean your stamps with the Simply Shammy.  Get the Simply Shammy wet with water-either under running water or spritz water on it.  Rub each stamp a couple of times and it is clean!
4.  Finish the card.
~Cut your card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your card front layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Color the edges with the Lovely Lipstick Marker if desired.  Run through your Big Shot with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
~Attach your stamped flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished!

Get your Stamparatus and Simply Shammy from My Online Store.

July Designer Series Paper Sale

July 1-31 choose from select Designer Series Papers in this Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale.  Stampin’ Up! knows how much we liked this sale last year so they are bringing it back this year.

DOWNLOAD the PDF flyer

Choose from the $11 Designer Series Papers (DSP) on this list.
I have included large pictures of each so you can see what they look like and if they will fit your needs and style.
~All 12″ x 12″ DSP has 12 sheets:  Two each of six double-sided designs.
~All 6″ x 5″ DSP has 48 sheets: Four each of Twelve double-sided designs.
~Pages listed are from the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
~Click the links and photos to be taken directly to My Online Store.
~July 1st there will either be a picture to click on and/or a link at the top of the left sidebar to see all the Designer Series Papers included in this Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale.  Have fun!

Animal Expedition 12″ x 12″ #146902  Page 190
Coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite pg 26-27
Animal Expedition Designer Series PaperBest Route 12″ x 12″ #146897  Page 190
Coordinates with the Best Route Suite pages 52-53.
Best Route Designer Series PaperGarden Impressions 6″ x 6″ #146289  Page 191
Coordinates with the Garden Impressions Suite pages 128-130.
Garden Impressions Designer Series PaperNature’s Poem  12″ x 12″  #146338  Page 189
Coordinates with Nature’s Poem Suite pages 142-144.
Nature's Poem Designer Series PaperPetal Promenade 12″ x 12″ #146913  Page 190
Coordinates with the Petal Promenade Suite pages 106-107.
Petal Promenade Designer Series PaperTranquil Textures 12″ x 12″ #146331  Page 190
Coordinates with the Tranquil Textures Suite pages 154-155.
Tranquil Textures Designer Series PaperTropical Escape 6″ x 6″ #146916  Page 191
Coordinates with the Tropical Escape Suite pages 120-121.
Tropical Escape Designer Series PaperTwinkle Twinkle 12″ x 12″ #146284  Page 189
Coordinates with the Twinkle Twinkle Suite pages 82-83.
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series PaperUnder the Mistletoe 12″ x 12″ #146921  Page 189
Coordinates with the Under the Mistletoe Suite pages 94-95.
Under the Mistletoe Designer Series PaperWood Textures 6″ x 6″ #144177  Page 191
Wood Textures Designer Series PaperSee you in July when we start or add to our Designer Series Paper collection!

Enjoy Life Silhouette Card

This Enjoy Life Silhouette Card is done in Black and White with a hint of Blackberry Bliss.
Enjoy Life Silhouette CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Enjoy Life  Photopolymer#148190
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:  Whisper White

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp everything but the butterflies in Memento black ink.
~stamp the grass first
~then the people
~Then the sentiment.
~Put both butterflies on the same block.  Stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink.
Your Card is finished.

Get all your Card Making supplies from My Online Store.