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Vintage Fonts Always Rock My World

Vintage Fonts Always Rock My World

I can look through the entire Stampin’ Up! catalogs and *think* I’ve seen it all.  Then all of a sudden I see something that pops off the catalog page.  Then I see a vintage font and it completely rocks my world.

This is exactly what happened when I stumbled upon the Super Duper stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Fonts sweet fonts, how I love thee.

A simple “YAY” had me singing…  YAY!

 

Vintage Fonts, Stampin' Up!, Super Duper stamp set

 

What Do You Look For?

I’m curious what creates that love affair when you see a stamp set you can’t live without? Could it be images? Design? Fonts? Greetings?

As I was creating this card using the Super Duper stamp set, I knew right away how I wanted to use the YAY greeting.  In fact, several ideas started popping in my head. I know it’s going to be a great stamp set when the ideas keep coming.

Vintage Fonts, Stampin' Up!, Super Duper stamp set

 

Instantly I was drawn to this color combination.  It’s one of my favorites to use.

 

 

I love how the Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay brightens the entire card.  Typically I don’t reach for the bright ink colors, but this color combination is a winner every single time.

 

Create It!

The one thing to keep in mind when creating this card is the little bit of fussy cutting for the focal area.  The good news, the fussy cutting is super duper easy.  <giggle…. I made a funny!>

Vintage Fonts, Stampin' Up!, Super Duper stamp set

 

  • The card base uses Whisper White Thick cardstock – 4-1/4″ x 11.
  • Dapper Denim cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″) was stamped using the YAY greeting with Dapper Denim ink.
  • Stamp the star image using Pool Party ink onto Pool Party cardstock 3/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • Stamp the greeting “super duper” onto Whisper White cardstock twice, once using Cucumber Crush ink, and once more using Cucumber Crush ink.  Fussy cut both images, pop up the super duper greeting using a dimensional.
  • Attach a Delicate White Doily to the back of the greeting.  Attach to the Pool Party cardstock using Fast Fuse.
  • Add Metallic Silver Enamel Dots to the card.
  • Add a little color splash using an Aqua Painter and Dapper Denim ink.

 

Make sure to check out these sneak peek blog posts for more ideas using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog HERE and HERE.

What’s On Your Wish List

With just days left before the New Year and when the Occasions Catalog products become available, what is on your wish list?

Do you have the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs to look at? If not, make sure to fill out this form below and let me get one in your hands so you can see all of the great products available on January 4th.  Sale-a-Bration is all about earning FREE stamp sets.

If you love vintage fonts, make sure to add the Super Duper stamp set to your wish list.  It’s going to be an eye catcher for SURE.

 

If you are reading this post in email form, make sure to fill out the form from my actual website. 

Vintage Fonts, Stampin' Up!, Super Duper stamp set

All products used can be found in the clickable links below.  

Note: The Super Duper stamp set will be available on January 4th, 2017.  

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Click HERE and see the possibilities for creating fabulous projects this year.

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Add Interest Using Stampin’ Up! Punches

Add Interest Using Stampin’ Up! Punches

Punches are one of the most used tools in my stamp room and especially my circle punches.

Of course my Big Shot gets a ton of use but punches make my crafting life easy.  Don’t you think?

I really can’t get bored with punches and because I’m such a lazy crafter, punches make my crafting world even more spectacular because they save me time.

 

What I love is through the years Stampin’ Up! has made it more and more easy for us to create with the wide selection of punches.  While I’m sad to see some of our punches retire, I’m also excited for the new ones that are coming.

 

Layering Punched Pieces

One of the things I’ve been enjoying with punches is adding depth to a handmade card using multiple layers of a punched image.

I had tried this with a few die cuts recently and then thought – why not a punched image.

Punches, Stampin' Up!, You're So Lovely Kit

 

 

 

Today I grabbed the remaining pieces of my You’re So Lovely kit and put together 9 cards.  I loved all of them but as I was getting near the end of my creative streak, I felt the urge to try something different.

Create It!

Let’s jump in and I’ll share with you how to create the card above and most importantly show you how to create depth using your punches.

  1. Fold your cardstock base in half to create your card.  Using the sponge roller (or you can use a Sponge Dauber) and Dapper Denim ink (coming soon), sponge over the star mask from the You’re So Lovely kit.  *Note* You can rinse the sponge roller under water and squeeze out the water and pat dry and it’s ready to use again.  LOVE!
  2. Stamp congrats and banner image onto the Kraft cardstock label die cut using Basic Black ink. Images from the You’re So Lovely stamp set.
  3. Punch out 10 stars using Star Punch. I used the new InColor- Dapper Denim.  Layer 5 star punches onto one another using Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  Let this dry.
  4. Adhere the stars to the card as seen above.
  5. Add a strand of White Jute ribbon behind the congrats banner.
  6. Add Gold metal stars to card front from the kit.
  7. Enjoy!

 

 

Punches, Stampin' Up!, You're So Lovely Kit

 

You can see how the punched images stacked together create great depth.  I think I will use this as a graduation card.  Perfect for a young male.  Actually, I might give this to Russ.  He retires from the Navy on June 10th.  That’s another story for another day.

 

Punches, Stampin' Up!, You're So Lovely Kit

 

Mission Accomplished!

As you can see, I was on a mission yesterday.  I couldn’t let this kit go to waste.  It’s been one of my favorites and I’m a  hoarder.  As I was cleaning and purging yesterday I knew I wanted to finish these.

 

Punches, Stampin' Up!, You're So Lovely Kit

 

Punches, Stampin' Up!, You're So Lovely Kit

 

You can see all of the products used in the clickable links below.  

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This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

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I Challenge YOU!

I have a pile of stamps I’m getting ready to tackle this weekend for projects.  I am pretty excited to use them because some have not EVER seen ink. Why do I do that???  Let’s challenge each other to create using a stamp set that hasn’t been used OR one that hasn’t seen a lot of ink.  Will you join me?? Share if you do.  I’d love to see.

Have an AWESOME weekend.  XOXOXOXO

Punches, Stampin' Up!, You're So Lovely Kit

 

You’re So Lovely-Quick & Easy

You’re So Lovely-Quick & Easy

Lovely is the first word I said after creating today’s card.  It’s striking, yet lovely because it was definitely quick and easy.

Sometimes I can apply tons of layers and elements to a card and that word “lovely” always pops into my mind.  It’s when I can create a quick and easy card that I struggle with the lovely.

I am sure it’s because I’m a creature of habit, so the more layers and elements I add increases my “lovely” ticker.

 

But that’s not always the case, nor should it be.

 

Sometimes time is the relative factor that keeps me from adding and adding another piece of cardstock or element.

Sometimes it’s the mood I’m in.

 

Today, it was the stamp set that led me to this quick and easy card.

Lovely, You're So Lovely, Stampin' Up!

 

I love the You’re So Lovely Project Kit and the stamp set that goes along with it has been neglected.  I pulled it out last night and before you know it I had a card created in less than 10 minutes.

 

Now that is LOVELY!

 

Lovely, You're So Lovely, Stampin' Up!

 

The colors couldn’t be more happy and spring.  It was the perfect combination of many things.  Perfect for the recipients that will receive it as well.

Lovely, You're So Lovely, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

To create this card you will only need a few products.

  • I stamped the circle image 4 times offsetting each one using Pear Pizzaz ink.
  • The tiny flowers come from the Tree Builder punch (this is my new favorite punch!!) The tiny flowers are perfection and WHY WHY WHY am I just now figuring this out???
  • The main piece of Whisper White cardstock measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  The card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4 x 11.  The small piece of Schoolhouse  Designer paper that you see measures 2 x 5-1/2″.  Another fav for me.

You can see all of the supplies I used for this card in the clickable links below.

Lovely, You're So Lovely, Stampin' Up!

 

 

I’m leaving on a jet plane EARLY in the morning headed for Salt Lake City for a Stampin’ Up! conference.  I’m always excited to see my girlfriends, my team and just be in the lovely state of Utah.  I might be a bit quiet this week because I can never work ahead, and I talk to much when I’m away to finally sit down to blog.  BUT… I’m going to try and keep you posted on the fun things I see. I am looking forward to seeing my bestie.  This always fills my cup.
XOXOXO
Lovely, You're So Lovely, Stampin' Up!

Place an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me as well as a FREE class tutorial in the month of April. 

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Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

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