Saturday, August 26, 2017

Halloween Kitty Card

This Halloween Kitty card is simple and fast to make. 
I did not have any Halloween sentiments stamps so I die cut out letters and surrounded it to make my own Halloween wishes.
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I also did not have any yellow card stock on hand, so I sponged color onto white cardstock to make it yellow.
I used:
Cat Punch (link not valid until  Sept. 1)
Letter dies 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

High Tide Lighthouse Card

I just made this High Tide card for my son, Brian's 22nd birthday today.  

I used the High Tide stamp set.  
It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to play around and make more.  Before I forget how I did it, I typed it up.

I just might have to arrange a card making class to teach this one.  It was not only fun, but so magical. I started with a white piece of card stock. 

Some of the colors I used are.

cut to 8.5 x 5.5 folded in half
cut to 5.25 x 4

(two step stamp)
StazOn Jet Black Ink

Stamp the lighthouse on the whisper white cardstock in both steps..first the back and then the cherry cobbler. 

Make a mask of the lighthouse by cutting out the first step of the lighthouse stamp on post it sticky note paper and cut out to cover the lighthouse after stamping to prevent the background from going over your lighthouse. This will be stuck over the lighthouse so you can sponge your background. 

You also want to make a mask of a circle, either die cut or punched out on post it note sticky paper. Leave these masks on until the background is complete. 
Cover the bottom 1/3 of the lighthouse across the card with a mask to mask off where you will put the water...this will be your horizon.

Using a sponge, in order I used: 
In a soft circular motion, sponge our your sky as you see fit.  No two cards will look alike, this is a free hand artistic background. I used the perfect plum around the outside edges of the sky.

Next, mask off a mountain scene with a torn piece of paper on a post it sticky note and use the Perfect plum again here, in a circular motion around the mountains you tore out of the paper.

and just a hint at the top to represent a reflection of the horizon on the water of:
wave stamp in:
This ink is a bit messy and takes some drying time.

The Rocks are done in :
Versa Mark clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder
so that the water you are going to sponge on does not get on the rocks and the rocks will look wet.
You will need a heat gun for this step. 

I used a Happy Birthday stamp and stamped in the black stazon and used some clear embossing powder to get it to pop. 

You can change up your colors to make it more of a day time theme or make the water a more friendly shade of blue. I am going to do this for my next one and will post a pic when its done. 
I found the night of navy to be a bit dark and scary for my liking.  

I might also use the crushed curry to make a sun and then mask off and go from there so the sun is colored.

The sky is the limit with this awesome stamp set.
Have fun! 

To see a wonderful video and get some inspiration, check out The Serene Stamper's wonderful video.
I could not get the watermelon color she used so I had to improvise, but again, the colors are your choice. I just love her videos.  There are so many videos on You Tube using our Stampin Up products and you can just type in Stampin Up High Tide  into the search bar for more ideas using this stamp set.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

50% off Special Hurry before it ends. Free Shipping too!

I am so excited to announce the Paper Pumpkin deal going on right now. Use the Code HALFOFF0917 before Sept. 10. 
Don't miss the special!   Whether you are just getting into stamping, or you have been stamping a long time, this little package is like a little gift to yourself each month.
Its a great way to get started in card making.  You get stamp sets and ink that you can use over and over, plus supplies to get you started. 
Also, shipping is free!  
Every new subscriber recieves a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and use throughout their subscription. 

What is Paper Pumpkin
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.
We’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!
It's half off of 19.95 during this promotional period. Aug. 11- Sept. 10. Hurry! 

This is great for all ages.  Adults and kids love getting the subscription. What fun it is for a box of craft supplies to show up at their door each month.  Its fun for grandparents to do with their grandchildren too!  Or just by yourself for some quality alone time. 
Try it out for a month at 50% off.  If you don't like it, you can cancel with no hassles...but I know you will love it.  

Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right! 

Treat yourself to a crafting surprise every month. Because sometimes the best way to get creative is inside the box—the little red box that arrives at your door around the 20th of the month. We make it fast, easy, and fun for you to enjoy your favorite hobby—creating! Subscribe by the 10th of any month to get your first kit delivered that month. We can’t wait to craft with you!
As a crafter, creative, and maker, you want to be “that person” who always has cards and gifts on hand for every occasion. You’ll always be ready—armed with lots of pretty, perfectly put together projects. In other words, we do the hard part, leave the fun to you, and make you look good. (Don’t worry; your secret is safe with us.)

Want to sign up or just need more more information?
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Here are just some of the things you will love:
  • Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!
  • We also send at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.
  • Every new subscriber receives a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and to use throughout their subscription. 
  • It’s an incredible value! In addition to a stamp set an ink spot(s), the kits are packed with supplies many to make awesome projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
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  • You can create the project as we intended, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page. We link to our subscribers’ brilliant projects every month.
  • Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink).

Some of my first cards

I just started with Stampin' Up so I don't have a ton of supplies yet, but here are some cards I made with what I had to work with.

The Grid Paper came in my kit.  I would never have bought it, but now that I have it, I won't live without it.

This chick is my favorite from Stampin' Up set. They are retired so if you want it, you have to search ebay or etsy. 
I used Garden Green ink on my  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Emobssing Folder  to get this effect. (I will upload a video of how to do this later this weekend, you won't believe how easy it is.)


Here I used my first stamp set purchase, Mixed Drinks set to create a card for my niece's 21st birthday celebration.
I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Emobssing Folder  again here. Its very you will see..its the only folder I had when making these cards. 
I also used some Brights Enamel Embellisments to cover up a flaw I made, by accidentally getting an ink blotch on the card. 
The colors I used are Bermuda Bay from our Brights Collection 

I created this sunflower with our  Eastern Medallion Thinlet Dies and Big Shot
These dies are versatile and can be used alone or with our coordinating stamps
The can be bought individually or you can save 10% by buying the Bundle
Here below, I used the same die set to create a simple and fast sympathy card. 


Above, I used the Mixed Drinks set again. Another fun birthday card. 

The Coffee Cafe die set in this bundle can also be used with one of our stamp sets coming out for the holiday, but I can't reveal it just yet.