I’m so glad to be back in my craft studio this week after being sick last week. I’m playing along today with the Fab Friday Challenge! I chose the new Fruit Basket Stamp set! I love this cute little fruity stamp set with the matching punches. Here’s the sketch for this challenge:
I stayed pretty true to the sketch except I used a different shape in the center. I used the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper for the mat pieces on the card. Then I used the stamp set and punches to create the focal point. I love this paper! To create some interest on the left side of the card, I used versa-mark ink and randomly stamped a strawberry outline. It really helped balance the card.
I love the Weather Together stamp set with it’s umbrellas! As promised, here are two more cards I made using this set. Both ideas came from pinterest!
I copied this card exactly like it was from pinterest but I didn’t have the striped paper so I made my own by using the Diagonal Strip Background stamp with Basic Grey Ink. Then on the first mat, I used Versamark Ink to stamp the umbrellas. Love how it turned out!
The next card was inspired by pinterest but not an exact copy. Love that this set comes with clouds! I used my Stampin’ Blends to make the shadows on the clouds using Smokey Slate Light and the Color Lifter.
I used an aquapainter with Pool Party Ink to create the rainy background. Then with the Umbrella framelits I cut out the umbrellas in different colors of card stock. I attached them to the umbrella handle using snail. I popped some of the umbrellas up using dimensionals and some I glued directly on to the card.
It’s suppose to rain today and I don’t mind. It seems like we are always needing the rain here and something about clouds and rain makes me smile. 🙂
This stamp set, Weather Together, also makes me smile. It’s in the Annual Catalog and I’ve overlooked it several times but I started playing around with it the other day and I love it! There are stamps and a matching thinlet set.
I made several cards with this set that I will be sharing over the next few days. Remember during Sale-a-Bration you can order stuff from the Annual Catalog and earn free stuff thru the end of March (for every $50 in product). This is a super simple card using Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.
When I CASE a project I take what I like from the design and make it my own. It might be the stamp set – the colours, the layout, the theme, the images – whatever inspires me to make a card of my own. I love the clean simple design layout of her card and the colors. I based my card of those two things, the layout and the colors. I chose a color combination that is simple but makes an impact Crushed Curry and Smokey Slate. I’ve been playing around with the Weather Together Stamp set from the annual catalog, so I knew I wanted to incorporate it as well. Here’s my card:
Hope you are having a good day! The stamp set I’m featuring today is called A Good Day and it’s from the New Occasions Catalog. These images make a cute card to give someone a “good day”!
And they coordinate perfectly with these tiny embroidery hoops!
The embroidery hoops come in a pack with two sizes and both coordinate well with the 1 3/8″ scallop punch. I have two cards for you to show off this cute set.
The first card uses Daffodil Delight Card Stock and I ran it thru the Big Shot with a embossing folder. This folder is a retired product but any polka dot folder would work to recreate this card. I stamped the image with Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. Also used tiny rain drop from the stamp set Weather Together for the background on the tag. I used glue dots to adhere the embroidery hoop to the card.
Hi everyone! Hope your January is in full swing! My house is back to it’s regular routine and it feels great!
I’ve got some more great news…it’s Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration! That means there is a new Occasions catalog that just came out with lots of fun new stamps, paper, etc! AND the Sale-a-bration Brochure with all the free stuff is out too! (Both catalogs are on the right had side of my home page). For every $50 you order in products from any of the current catalogs you earn something from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. Isn’t that fun? I love this time of year to stock up on supplies and earn free stamp sets at the same time.
If you really enjoy coloring, the one thing I recommend ordering, if you don’t already have them, is the new Stampin’ Blends! I recently played around with them on the Orchid Builder Bundle (annual catalog) and I loved how easy they were to use. Two things I like the most about them:
1. No marker lines! I hate when I try to color with regular markers and it leaves all those streaks. These markers do NOT do that!
2. Blending and shading. These markers come in two shades for each color (light and dark) and allows you to easily add shadows, highlighs and dimensions.
The first release of these markers will include 12 colors, two shades each plus a single ivory, bronze and color lifter. They are dual tipped, one side has a nub and one side has a brush tip. The complete set of markers (27) is $121.50. You could earn up to 2 free items from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. Also, if your purchase the whole set of markers during Sale-a-Bration (Jan. 3-March 31), I will send you 3 video tutorials. Each video will focus on different ways to use your markers, how to shade, how to use the Color Lifter and how to use them to make your work of art look amazing. Yay!
The January host code is: JZYGFANU Use this code if your order is less than $150. Thank you!