A LATTÈ HAPPINESS

Today’s card shows off the fun Coffee Cafè Bundle and matching Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  I also have a little tutorial for you that shows how to do the Masking Technique.

Isn’t it cute?  I got my start with the great sketch by CAS(E) this sketch and went from there.  If you look very closely, you can see a shimmer on the foam over the cup – that foam was cut from a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Now, on to the tutorial.  If you want to add just a few words from the greeting in the stamp set, just cover the ones you don’t want with pieces of scotch tape as shown in the picture,

Then remove the tape and stamp the word onto your piece of cardstock.

It’s a simple and clean way to add just the right word or phrase to your project!

Here’s the full list of products that I used. 

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Have fun with this technique and Happy Stamping to you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS

Happy Monday to you and if it’s your birthday today – Happy Birthday to you!

I pulled out the Beautiful You stamp set for this card and used some “out of season” colours too.

The sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches and is meant to be as clean as possible and that is why I used the Beautiful You stamp set with its gorgeous images!

I also used the colours posted from the Colour Inspiration Challenge(Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo).

It was a little difficult to get all four colours in there but the Birthday Blossoms stamp set helped with that lovely spray of flowers in the corner.  So why the umbrella?  Well, I’m going with the idea that it’s a very sunny day and the umbrella provides a little shade.

Here’s the list of products that I used.

Happy Birthday to you and Happy Stamping!

BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN

It’s hard, but I’ve decided that autumn has to been my favourite time of year.  It’s the colours of the season that say it for me…the rusty colours of the leaves touched with the muted yellow of the sun!  The bringing in of the harvest.  This is what I tried to portray in today’s card.

Cajun Craze is such a lovely, rich colour and that is why I started with it for the card base.  The Painted Autumn designer paper has a couple of pages full of pumpkins so I cut one out to add to the bundle of leaves.  This is all done to play along with the Stampin’ Up! Only(SUO) challenge and it did take 3 stamp sets to get it “right” but I’m very happy with the outcome.

The background was stamped using the Touches of Texture stamp set and I used the “stamping off” technique to get the muted tones of Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  The leaves have a touch of Always Artichoke thrown in because some haven’t quite finished turning colour yet.

Here’s the full list of products that I used. 

Big Shot

$136.00

Happy Stamping!

ADD A LITTLE MUSIC TO YOUR DAY

Do you like to listen to music when you’re stamping?  I do and, it may sound early, but a little Christmas music while stamping doesn’t hurt either.  That’s what I was doing while creating this card.

I used the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies to create that lovely frame on the card front and then backed it with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The Carols of Christmas stamp set added the happy greeting decorated with those tiny poinsettias.  The musical background piece is from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper and it was cut to fit inside that pretty frame.  This is one of the cards we will be making at next Tuesday’s card class – want to join in?  Just Click on the Sign Up button and I’ll make a space for you.

I have lots of classes scheduled so make sure that you check them all out and let me know that you want to join in on the stamping fun.

Here’s the list of products that I used on today’s card.

Heat Tool

$40.00

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

It’s never too early to start your Christmas stamping and I hope to see you soon!  Happy Stamping!

PRETTY ORCHIDS JUST FOR YOU

Do you like Orchids?  They just seem to say something exotic don’t they?  Todays card shows off a few with a little heat embossing.

The Paper Players posted a great Colour Challenge that includes, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Silver and White so I went for it!  I wanted to use the Climbing Orchid Bundle so checked out the card sketch from CAS(E) this sketch and went from there.

The silver on my card is the mat behind those pretty pink orchids and I combined White and Silver emboss powder(about 1/2 tsp of each colour) to get that muted colour for the flower centres and the greeting.

Here’s a copy of the sketch in case you’d like to play along as well.

The list of products I used is below and if you find that you need anything, just click on the picture to go directly to my Online Store. 

Heat Tool

$40.00

Big Shot

$136.00

Happy Stamping!

GREEN CATS ARE COOL

He, he, green cats just have to be cool, don’t you think?  I sure had fun with this one!

I used the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper to create the card base and used the Lemon Lime Twist colour to add the extra details.  That lovely black Vintage Crochet trim was just waiting to be used, so why not?

The layout of this card came from Freshly Made Sketches, and here it is below.

The Spooky Cat stamp set has a matching Cat punch and this all comes as a bundle so you can create some great Halloween-themed projects.

Here is the full list of products that I used.
Product List

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Have a great day and Happy Stamping to you!

CASEING A BEAUTIFUL CARD

The other day, I saw a beautiful card posted that was created with the Painted Harvest Bundle and just had to CASE(copy and share everything) it for our stamping class!  It was done is white and blue and here is the one we created.

I love the depth in the flower and it’s easy to achieve as the Painted Harvest stamp set is 2-step stamping!  Did you know that you can use the Clear Blocks to stamp as well?  We used Clear Block D to get that Sahara Sand square in the background.

Here’s the list of products that we used. 

I have classes scheduled for September and October so make sure to check out my Class Calendar and sign up.  If you are interested in having your own stamping party, contact me as well.

We’re all heading to the race track this weekend for our last race of the season so it will be loud, fast and fun out there!  Have a great weekend yourself and Happy Stamping to you!

BACK TO SCHOOL

It’s back to school as well as starting school for many so I created this card to cheerfully send them on their way!

And the Crafting Forever stamp set (143958CM 143955WM) worked perfectly for The Paper Players Back-to-School Theme challenge.

I stamped that trio of pens with the Basic Gray Archival ink and then relaxed with a little colouring with our fantastic Stampin’ Write Markers.

The “S” looked a little lonely on that circle so I added the “chool” to finish the work and just had to fussy cut out that tiny pair of scissors to add.

Here’s the full list of all of the products that I used.

Big Shot

$136.00

Thank you for visiting today and Happy Stamping to you!

A SPECIAL DRAGONFLY FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY

Today’s card shows off the beautiful dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and matching detail dragonfly thinlits.  Because, everyone needs a special dragonfly for their special day!

I love the way it looks like this dragonfly is landing on those leaves from the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  The detailed outline of the dragonfly was stamped onto a piece of white vellum and the I overstamped a bit of Pear Pizzazz ink to give it a bit of that green shimmer.  Adding those Iridescent Sequins(144212) finished off the shimmer.  I especially like these sequins because there are tiny ones in the mix in that lovely green shimmer!

The layout for this card comes from the CAS(E) this sketch challenge for this week.

It’s a great sketch and I enjoyed playing around with it.

Here’s the full list of products that I used. 

Big Shot

$136.00

Have an excellent day and Happy Stamping to you!

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS BUNDLE FROM STAMPIN’ UP!

To follow up on yesterday’s post that shows a Christmas stamp set , I’m posting this one from a different set called the Carols of Christmas.  It’s not too early to start getting your Christmas greetings ready!

This is just one of the cards we will be creating this month to help you get ready early for the busy Christmas season.

The Carols of Christmas bundle has some really pretty images that you can cut out using the matching Card Front Builder Thinlits and that’s just what I did to create this lovely card.

Here’s the Link to sign up for this class that takes place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Want to know what else we’ll be using to create this card?  Here you go.

Big Shot

$136.00

I’m excited to welcome you to my stamp room and hope to see you there.  Happy Stamping!

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