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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Timeless Arrangements Half Star Illusion Fold Card

Timeless Arrangements - Half Star Illusion Card

 I made this card for my sweet mama for Mother's Day. I saw the half star illusion card on Pinterest and knew I had to make one using the brand new Timeless Arrangements bundle from Stampin' UP! There are several versions online, but I used the measurements from this post - Maria's Crafting Corner. I loved her use of gold to add that additional wow.

Tip: When using gold foil sheets as a layer, cut the embellishments for your card from the centre of your foil base to conserve paper. No one will know the difference once you glue your layers down!

I used a belly band to hold the card closed and added an extra piece of cardstock in the box to hold more flower pieces. I didn't have any matching Designer Series Paper, so I made my own by embossing the leaves in gold on the belly band and using embossing paste with a (retired) brick mask. Additional embossing on the inside panels with some sponged ink worked as well as patterned paper and added texture to the card.

I changed the measurements slightly so that the finished card could stand on its own (The inside panels are all the same height - 5.5"). The half star can be seen when looking from above. Pretty awesome, right?

Colours Used: Night of Navy, Garden Green, Misty Moonlight, Basic White, and Gold Foil Sheets

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Honeybee Card Set

I was secretly hoping this bundle would carry into the new catalogue. This was the bundle I was planning to showcase in May before Covid changed my plans. As a result, I barely got a chance to play with it let alone create projects with my Stampin’ girls! I’ve been including “Club to Go” kits with orders that are picked up. These are the stepped up versions of May’s kit using odds and ends I had in my scrap room, as well as added sentiments. I still have a few kits left. Just place an order and request the May kit with your order and I’ll include it or send it to you. Each kit contains all the pieces (minus sentiments) to make 4 card fronts, as well as a PDF with instructions on how to cut a 6x6 “one sheet wonder” pieces of designer series paper to create your own cards.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Stampin' UP New Catalogue - Tasteful Touches

The new annual catalogue is here!! I have been enjoying the new In Good Taste Suite which features the Tasteful Touches bundle. Did you notice the woodgrain background? It's from the coordinating Designer Series Paper. This collection is perfect for collaging elements to make projects for all occasions. This card was part of a sketch challenge using this sketch:

Mojo Sketch #511 - Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts

Here's another card I made with the collection. I've always been drawn to art with a lot of texture, the type that screams touch the painting even when the signs say don't touch the painting. This paper collection was made for me!

Products Used from this Suite:

Tasteful Touches Bundle 154098
In Good Taste DSP 15249
Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder

Friday, March 29, 2019

Stampin' UP! So Hoppy Together

Sale-a-bration 2019 is coming to a close, so if you haven't had a chance to earn these cute froggies for free, order today! This card is called a "Wiper Card". I first made one years ago, but I've been inspired lately by pop up cards I've seen posted online lately. I had forgotten all about the technique, so I used the Splitcoaststampers Tutorial as a refresher. When you pull open the card, the frog pops up at the top. So cute!

Cardstock & Ink: Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black

Patterned Paper: Botanical Butterfly Patterned Paper

Stamps: So Hoppy For You

Dies: Botanical Bouquet, Layering Circles, Happy Birthday

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Stampin' UP Butterfly Gala Scrapbook Layout featuring Botanical Butterfly Paper

It's been awhile since I've scrapbooked, but the new Butterfly Gala Punch and Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue combined with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure begged to be made into a layout! I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Inks & Paper: Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, Basic Black, Whisper White

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (free with $60 purchase)

Stamps & Accessories: Butterfly duet punch, Butterfly Gala Stamp, Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Celebrate You Dies 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lovely Lipstick Foil Butterflies - Beauty Abounds!

Once again, it's been awhile and my blog has been sorely neglected. It's not that I don't make things. I just don't make things as often, and when I do, I don't find the time to take photos and post them. This week I am taking advantage of a week off work to spend a little time creating every day. Since I have time to create, I will make time to post too. Here's a simple start.
My daughter received a Christmas gift in the pink box. As I was about to recycle it, I decided to compare it to my cardstock to see whether or not it matched Stampin' UP! colours. Yes, I routinely refrain from throwing things away because I "might" make them into a project someday. It's a bad habit, but in this case I actually turned it into something. While it doesn't quite match the pinks in Stampin' UP!'s line of colours, it was a beautiful complement to the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets in the Sale-a-bration brochure. Paired with the absolutely gorgeous Beauty Abounds Bundle in the Occasions Catalogue, and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper in the Sale-a-bration brochure, the foil sheets add just the right amount of glam to something that would otherwise have been recycled!

Paper & Ink - Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Patterned Paper (free with $60 purchase), Whisper White, Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (free with $60 purchase)

Dies - Stitched Labels, Butterfly Beauty

Stamps - Beauty Abounds


Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies148536

Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies148536

Stitched Labels - 146828

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Watercolor Wings Card Set

Wow - it's been a long time. Truthfully, I don't stamp as much as I used to. When I do, I do it for classes or clubs and rarely take the time to create for the simple act of creating and I seldom take the time to post what I have created when I do find those rare bursts of creativity. This project was inspired by the colour of the lantern and was a spin off of the card set that we made for our club meeting that month. I made a small card set to fit inside and added a candle for a complete gift set. I have a few more projects that need to be done this summer, so hopefully I'll find my mojo again. Until then, thanks for looking!

Stamps: Watercolor Wings

Ink: Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon