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Exquisite Berry Burst

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Exquisite Berry Burst

It’s been so fun sharing all of my display samples with you so far, and I can’t believe we are on Day 9!  I’m sharing another card using the exquisite Berry Burst and Label Me Pretty stamp set.

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

There are many great color combinations I think Berry Burst will look fantastic with, however today I kept with the purple hues and I love how it turned out.

Here is the color combination I used for this card.

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

The Rich Shades of Purple

I’ve never been a fan girl of purples.   In fact, it took forever for me to warm up to the Sweet Sugarplum InColor.  Berry Burst appears to be brighter, but as you can see the rich shades of each of these colors really stand out together. The Berry Burst looks especially rich next to the Fresh Fig.  WOW!

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

 

When I started creating this card I wanted to work around the wooden heart element from the Hearts & Stars Elements.  I love how the wood elements have detail added to them.  Although the Summer Sorbet stamp set is retiring, it worked perfectly for this card and coordinated with the wooden heart.

 

Tips & Tricks

I’ve shared many projects using the Label Me Pretty stamp set, and once again I loved how this set worked for this card.

  • If you look closely, the thank you greeting has a tiny heart.  Adding the other heart elements to this card created the perfect balance.
  • When I use the Enamel Shapes, I love to add 3 shapes around the focal area to give the card balance.

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

Elegant Pink & Gold

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

Lastly, I created an elegant but simple card using layers of the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper.  Undoubtedly, the gold in this designer series paper packs a mighty punch and the heavier weight will be great to create boxes.

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

The new Basic Black 3/8? Shimmer Ribbon is so soft and shimmery.  I love how this ribbon can be wrapped and placed under any element.  To keep the ribbon set in place I simply staple it before attaching the card front to the card base.

 

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Be Inspired

It’s time to be inspired by the other Artisans and their displays.  The last 8 days have been incredible to see their work.

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Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Jessica Winter
Kimberly Van Diepen  YOU ARE HERE!
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Paula Dobson
Shannon Lane
Tanya Boser

 

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Elegant Thank You-Label Me Pretty

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Elegant Thank You-Label Me Pretty

 

Elegant Thank You, Label Me Pretty, Stampin' Up!

 

I love how the new Label Me Pretty stamp set has playful and elegant images mixed in this set.  Today’s card is all about elegance, and simple.

One of my favorite additions to this card is the gold pattern from the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper.  The gold, black and white depicts the elegance.

 

Keeping it Simple

Elegant Thank You, Label Me Pretty, Stampin' Up!

 

I’m pretty much a complicated girl.  Ask my friends and family and they will tell you that. Well, they may not because they want to be nice, but the truth is I am.  Simple is hard for me to accomplish because I always want to add one more thing.  When I say add one more thing, I mean in all facets of my life, not just a card.

When I was creating this card, I’m pleased to tell it came easy to keep it simple.  I think an elegant card is just that, simple.  In this case, less was best.

 

Tips & Tricks

Here are few creative tips for today’s card.

  • I started this card using Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11.  The main layered piece is Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Nine out of ten times I always use Whisper White Thick for a card base, and our smooth Whisper White cardstock for stamping.  I find there is a big difference when stamping on the thicker cardstock.
  • The Pick a Pattern Washi Tape created the perfect pattern and pop of color I needed for this card.  I especially love the designs of this Washi Tape.
  • Next, I added a 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip of the Gold Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper across the Washi Tape, and the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon to the card front.  To keep these elements in place, I used a staple.
  • I stamped the label image using Archival Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched the image out using the Pretty Label Punch.  The greeting was stamped using the same ink onto Whisper White cardstock then die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I love these framelits and I love the layered look this gives to the punched image.
  • Lastly, I added a few gold Metallic Enamel Shapes for accents.

Elegant Thank You, Label Me Pretty, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Be Inspired

I hope this elegant card inspires you to create something with a touch of elegance today.

Elegant Thank You, Label Me Pretty, Stampin' Up!

Hopefully, you haven’t missed all of the inspiring ideas using new products since we started this hop.  We are now on Day 7. You can catch up by clicking HERE.

Finally, it’s time to hop and see what Maike has created today. Her work is amazing and fresh.    Simply click the NEXT button below and hop along.  If the link doesn’t work, just click on the blog roll links below.

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Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Jessica Winter
Kimberly Van Diepen  YOU ARE HERE!
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Paula Dobson
Shannon Lane
Tanya Boser

New Tutorial Available!

Every month I release a new EXCLUSIVE tutorial.

April’s tutorial is filled with out of the box ideas you will love.

Simply click the photo below to purchase -OR- Spend $50 and receive the Tutorial for FREE!

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Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

Speaking of retiring click HERE to download the retired list.

 

Return of Glossy Paper

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Return of Glossy Paper

The return of glossy paper in the Stampin’ Up! catalog is going to make many paper crafters happy.  While it’s been a long time since I used Glossy Paper, I felt accomplished remembering a few techniques.

I think having this paper on hand again will help both customers and demonstrators enjoy more stamping techniques that only work with this type of paper.

 

Return of Glossy Paper, OnStage Display, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Working with Glossy Paper

Like I said, it’s been awhile since I had worked with Glossy Paper.  I started with the very basic technique I remembered… re-inkers.  Long ago one of my favorite techniques was called Polished Stone.  The basics of this technique involves re-inkers, a sponge, Rubbing Alcohol and a metallic re-inker.

Since I didn’t have a metallic re-inker on hand, I kept it even more basic and used all of the above supplies except for the metallic.

 

Grab Your Supplies

To create the background of this card, grab the following supplies:

  • Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim re-inkers and Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink Pad.
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Sponge

Return of Glossy Paper, OnStage Display, Stampin' Up!

When I created this background I wanted to add the Lemon Lime Twist ink but did not have the re-inker.  I simply added color to my sponge from the Lemon Lime Twist ink pad and then added a few drops of Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim Re-inkers to the sponge.

Once I added all of the ink to the sponge I added the Rubbing Alcohol to the sponge.   Then swirl the sponge around the Glossy Paper to see the different inks move together.  Something to note, I was very generous with the ink. This made the inks have a fun swirly look.  If I wasn’t achieving the effect, I added a little more rubbing alcohol.

Once you have added the ink, you will want to let the paper dry.  Because I’m impatient, I carefully heated with my heat tool.  The paper did curl a little bit, but once I layered it onto the Whisper White Thick cardstock it was fine.

 

Finishing the Card

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  • Now that my background was finished and layered onto the card base, it was time to finish the card.  I added a piece of the new Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper along with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.
  • The greeting was stamped from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  I then die cut the image using Stitched Shapes framelits and layered this onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock punched from the Pretty Label punch.
  • I added a few stitches from my sewing machine over the Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and a Delicate White Doily.

 

Be Inspired!

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It’s time to hop along and be inspired by the other Artisans and their incredible work.  Simply click the next button or use the links below.  Most of all, enjoy it. Be inspired, and create something fun and exciting today.

 

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Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Sylwia Schreck
Dani Dziama
Jessica Winter
Kimberly Van Diepen
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Paula Dobson
Shannon Lane
Tanya Boser

 

Did you miss the last few days of OnStage Display samples?  Click HERE for the first day to get started!

New Tutorial Available!

Every month I release a new EXCLUSIVE tutorial.

April’s tutorial is filled with out of the box ideas you will love.

Simply click the photo below to purchase -OR- Spend $50 and receive the Tutorial for FREE!

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Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

Speaking of retiring click HERE to download the retired list.

Get Acquainted with Berry Burst

Get Acquainted with Berry Burst 

Man o man!  Every single new InColor makes me happy! After water coloring with the new Berry Burst Classic Ink pad, I was amazed! It’s beautiful.  Berry Burst reminds me of a color we had years ago, Purely Pomegranate.  I’m so pumped to use these new colors, and I know you will be too.

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Delicate Flowers from Orange Blossom Stamp Set

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

Today I’m sharing another card using the Orange Blossom stamp set.  I love the opportunities this stamp set provides with the many delicate flowers and even an orange. I’ll be telling you a funny story about that “orange” blossom stamp soon.

I loved the new products I was able to use on this card:

  • Orange Blossom Stamp Set
  • Touches of Nature Elements (wood elements)
  • Berry Burst Cardstock & Ink
  • White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips when creating this card:

  • I started this card using Berry Burst 4-1/4″ x 11″ for the card base.  Then I added the Powder Pink cardstock 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″  to the Berry Burst card base.
  • Next, I used Watercolor Paper and added a very light watercolor wash using Berry Burst Classic ink and my Aqua Painter.  Then I heat set the ink using my Heat Tool.  Once dry I went back over the first layer of watercolor with another layer of Berry Burst ink.  This time I went a little darker.
  • I added splatter to the card using my Aqua Painter with Berry Burst ink.   Create the splatter by tapping the Aqua Painter with a bone folder over the watercolor paper.

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

  • I stamped the florals onto Whisper White cardstock using Berry Burst and Old Olive inks and then stamped the greeting using Archival Basic Black Ink.  Once stamped, I die cut the image using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • The floral wooden element was attached using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I added a bow using the new 1/8″ White Sheer Ribbon paired with Linen Thread.
  • One of my favorite things on this card is the lace border die cut.  This die cut is from the Flourish Thinlits.  This is carrying over into the new catalog, and I’m SUPER happy!

 

Add a Touch of Elegance!

To finish this card, I added two products that always add a touch of Elegance- Delicate Doilies, and Pearls.

I loved how this card turned out.  I’m not sure if it’s my love affair with the stamp set or the Berry Burst that drives that emotion, but either way, the card made me happy!

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

One More Sweet Project… 

 

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

One of the other stamp sets I had the privilege to work with- Label Me Pretty.  This stamp set coordinates with a new fun punch called Pretty Label Punch.  Label Me Pretty not only has beautiful images, but gorgeous fonts used for the greetings.

I created this tag using the Perfect Mix stamp set in the Occasions Catalog on page 35.  This stamp set is retiring, so grab it fast if it’s one you love.

Take note of a few things on this card:

  • Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock & Ink
  • Pretty Label Punch

Berry Burst, OnStage Displays, Stampin' Up!, Orange Blossom

 

Be Inspired!

Time to hop along and be inspired by the other Artisans and their incredible work.  Simply click the next button or use the links below.  Most of all, enjoy it. Be inspired, and create something fun and exciting today.

 

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Sylwia Schreck
Dani Dziama
Jessica Winter
Kimberly Van Diepen
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Paula Dobson
Shannon Lane
Tanya Boser

You can find AVAILABLE products in the clickable links below. 

Did you miss the last few days of OnStage Display samples?  Click HERE for the first day and HERE for the second.

New Tutorial Available!

Every month I release a new EXCLUSIVE tutorial.

April’s tutorial is filled with out of the box ideas you will love.

Simply click the photo below to purchase -OR- Spend $50 and receive the Tutorial for FREE!

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

Tutorials, Stampin' Up!

Speaking of retiring click HERE to download the retired list.

Let’s Splurge-Cool Treats

Let’s Splurge-Cool Treats

As I said a few days ago, I have another fun Cool Treats card to share with you.  I’ve had a ball with this set.  Make sure to see the other card I created HERE.

My favorite part of this suite is the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper.  The images on this paper are so so FUN!!

Let’s Splurge with a Big Bowl of Ice Cream

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I love ice cream, a lot! I try not to keep much ice cream in the house because I would eat it up every day.  If I’m going to have ice cream… I’m going to have a big bowl.  Creating this card reminded me of the big bowl that I make at home.  So delicious.

Again, I love how the paper coordinates with the stamp images.  It’s perfect.

 

Let's Splurge, Cool Treats, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Tips & Tricks

  • I die cut a square from the Stitched Framelits using Watercolor Paper.  I used the following ink colors to watercolor: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Calypso Coral.  Reminds me of a big bowl of sherbert.  YUMMY!!
  • The Kraft cardstock was perfect to die cut the bowl for the ice cream.
  • Silver (or Gold) Foil Paper is perfect to die cut the spoon.
  • The sprinkles on the ice cream were created using White Craft Ink.

Let's Splurge, Cool Treats, Stampin' Up!

 

No bowl of ice cream is complete without a cherry on top.  Okay, that’s sorta not true for me. I’m not a fan of those cherries.  Blech.

Let's Splurge, Cool Treats, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Cool Treats

One of the great things about this stamp set, you can create something super simple or really fancy.  Either way, it’s going to be super cute.

Let's Splurge, Cool Treats, Stampin' Up!

 

You can find all of the products used for this card in the clickable links below.  

Price: $110.00

Supply List

Another Road Trip

I arrived in Savannah, GA tonight and I’m ready for the big Stampin’ Up! OnStage event this weekend.  The best part is spending stamping time with my best friends.

I’ll be filling you in with the news I can share on my Facebook Page.  Click the link to keep informed.

Meanwhile, have a great weekend and stamp something pretty.  XOXO