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Flowers and Celebrations

Flowers and Celebrations

I stamped flowers and I’m celebrating.

Honestly, I’m really celebrating that we survived the horrible weather yesterday.

Small town Pensacola has seen some particularly bad weather over the last 2 weeks.

Two weeks in a row tornadoes have come through our town.  Truly unheard of.

From the last weather report I heard 4 tornadoes touched down in our area.  We are fine and no damage that I can see around me.

Interestingly enough the tornado formed off the beach near us.  Then once on land it basically broke apart only to reform further inland.

Scary night and I’m glad it’s passed.

 

Let’s Stamp…. 

I pulled out my Flowering Fields stamp set and the Fabulous Four set for the greeting.  I love how this card turned out.

Flowers, Flowering Fields, Stampin' Up!

I love this one particular flower in the Flowering Fields stamp set and had this idea to stamp across the Whisper White and then have a stamped Vellum overlay.

My choices for greetings were pretty wide open since there are no greetings in the Flowering Fields stamp set.  I wanted something big enough to stretch over the flowers and Fabulous Four worked out perfect.

 

 

Create It!

Flowers, Flowering Fields, Stampin' Up!

 

To create this card-

  • I stamped the flower across the Whisper White cardstock (2-3/4 x 4-3/4) Using Delightful Dijon Ink.
  • I stamped the greeting across Vellum Cardstock (1-3/4 x 4-3/4) using VersaMark ink and embossed using Black Embossing Powder.
  • I added 1/2 of a Gold Foil Doily under a small strip of Typeset DSP (4-1/2″ long) that I folded in half and tucked the Gold doily inside the fold.
  • To keep the layers in place I stapled them together.
  • Adhere a piece of Wildflower Fields DSP (3/4 x 5-1/2) across a piece of Whisper White cardstock (5-1/2 x 8-1/2).
  • Attach a piece of Burlap Ribbon 3-3/4″ across the Wildflower Fields DSP using Multipurpose Tombow Glue (works the best with this burlap).
  • Attach stamped flowers over the ribbon and DSP using dimensionals.
  • Attach sequins using Fine-Tip Glue Pen

 

Tips & Tricks

 

 

Flowers, Flowering Fields, Stampin' Up!

 

  • I cut the burlap ribbon in half so it wasn’t as wide.  I also like the look of a rough edge.  Feels vintage.
  • The sequins I used come from a Project Life Accessory Pack.  I’ve said before that I love these sequins because they are larger than our normal ones and the colors are awesome.
  • Folding the Typeset DSP created a fun way to tuck the Gold Foil Doily snug between the layers.
  • Flowering Fields is a FREE stamp set that you can choose from the Sale-a-Bration catalog when you spend $50 in merchandise.

 

Flowers, Flowering Fields, Stampin' Up!

 

I love vellum and I love how it helps soften any project.  I love how you can see the flowers through the vellum on this card.

 

Flowers, Flowering Fields, Stampin' Up!

 

You can see all of the products I used to create this card below in the clickable links below.

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February Gift With Purchase

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Simply use the Hostess Code below when placing your order of $25 or more. 

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Make it a GREAT Wednesday and create something fun!

New Products on the Horizon

New Products on the Horizon

Sale-a-bration has been a great promotion this year with Stampin’ Up! and this year they are doing something I love.  As a crafter and one who has her eye on fun products pretty much all the time, I love seeing something FRESH come my way.

 

This year Stampin’ Up! introduced a few products that were limited time only in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  These products have a been a huge success and they are fantastic products.  You can find these in the last pages of the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Beginning on February 16th, you can receive one of these new products for every $50 you spend.  YAY! YAY! YAY! Click HERE to see the new products.  They are dynamo!

This weekend Alexis attended a birthday party and her friend was turning 13.  I decided to play with my new Party Pants stamp set to create a card for her friend.  Personally, the name is what I love so much.  Party Pants.  Giggle.

 

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I wanted something nice and bright and these colors worked perfect.  Daffodil is a color I’ve been drawn to this winter.  I guess it’s the sunshine I’ve needed.

 

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Create It!

The beauty of this card is the fact you can use any balloon stamp set you have.  Look outside the box and think more of a sketch for this card.

 

  • Card base is 4-1/4 x 11 Whisper White Thick cardstock.  I use the thick because it’s a nice heavy weight for card bases.
  • Melon Mambo cardstock 4 x 5-1/4 textured embossed using the Big Shot and the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder.
  • Two small banners using the It’s My Party DSP measuring approx. 1 x 2-1/2.
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 stamped with the tiny hexagon images in the Party Pants stamp set.  Sponged lightly around the cardstock to give it a little extra pop.
  • Whisper White cardstock punched using the 2-1/2″ Circle punch with 2 small Gold Foil doilies behind the circle.
  • I used the Number of Years Bundle to stamp the numbers and framelits to cut them out.  Numbers stamped in Daffodil Delight.
  • Balloon is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink and then punched using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  (The Balloon Bouquet bundle is another great bundle to consider.  Click HERE to view it.) I stamped the greeting onto the center of the balloon using Archival Basic Black Ink and attached Whisper White Bakers Twine to the back of the balloon.
  • Dimensionals used to pop up some of the elements.  It’s always fun to use dimensionals to create a little extra “pizzaz!”

 

 

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Of course don’t forget the envelope.  It’s always fun to create the party on the outside of the card too.

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Thirteen is definitely something special so I hope this new teenager enjoyed the card, but I’m pretty sure she enjoyed the package a little more.  Regardless, I loved creating it and I loved that Alexis enjoys me creating these for friends.

I couldn’t help but laugh when I was creating this card thinking to myself… if I was making this for my own friends the balloon greeting should read… “Put your Potty Pants on!”  Oh to be young again.

 

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You can find the supplies used for this card below in the clickable links.

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February Gift With Purchase

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Simply use the Hostess Code below when placing your order of $25 or more. 

Spend $50 and receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration product.  February Hostess Code, Stampin' Up!

Throw down Challenge- Bravo!

Throw down Challenge- Bravo!

Now THIS is a CHALLENGE and a GREAT one for stampers to play along.  

Before we get deep into this post take a minute to understand this challenge on the TGIF page HERE.  It will make MUCH more sense to you and you will want to play along.  

Tuesday Throwdown

I am not kidding when I tell you it took me over and hour to get this challenge straight.  

Where do you start? First you have a pantry list and a basket list of supplies that you can use for your card.  What is on the list is ALL you can use.  Make sure to read the guidelines before submitting your card.  You don’t want to be disqualified.  

Here is the Basket List for this months Throw Down challenge.  ***Note you must use 4 items on this list***

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Here are the list of Pantry items you can use.  Nothing else… 

Throw Down Challenge, Bravo stamp set, Stampin;' Up!

 Here is my take on the challenge this week: 

Throw Down Challenge, Bravo stamp set, Stampin;' Up!Throw Down Challenge, Bravo stamp set, Stampin;' Up!I had my card completed when I noticed I had a product on the card that was not listed.  Jeesh!  This was tough. Something so simple too, Whisper White Ink.  I thought to make the card pop a little more I would use Whisper White Ink on Basic Black cardstock and have the words You Did It stamped across in the White ink.  Well… had to come up with plan B. Here’s the thing…  this challenge makes you really think outside of the box and I love doing that.  
 
Again, give it a try.  Click HERE and play along…. 

You can see all the supplies I used for this card below.  

XOXOXO