Friday, July 13, 2018

Christmas Fridays in July: Purple Haze

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I start designing my Christmas cards in July because I hold a Christmas card stamp-a-stack once a month in August, September, October, and November. (Details in the tab above.) It might sound a little strange to start so early, but if you're a procrasti-stamper like me, getting a jump on the card making gives me time for other holiday activities in December, when I'm usually crunched for time.

I like to design cards that use non-traditional colors and I thought Stampin' Up's new Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape would be fun to work with. What do you think? (Really--what do you think? I'm not so sure....)
I started by randomly stamping a snowflake from the "Snowflake Sentiments" stamp set in Versamark Ink onto a 3-3/4" by 4-3/4" Highland Heather Card Stock panel. I adhered that directly to a Gorgeous Grape Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped the same snowflake in Versamark onto a 3" by 4" Gorgeous Grape panel, sprinkled on some Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool. I adhered this to a 3-1/8" by 4-1/8 piece of Vellum Card Stock and then adhered these layers to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from the "Snowflake Sentiments" set in Versamark onto a Gorgeous Grape scrap, added Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool. I punched this out with the Pretty Label Punch. I punched another label with the Pretty Label Punch from a Silver Foil Sheet, cut it in half lengthwise, and then adhered it to the back of the Gorgeous Grape piece. I adhered a length of Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon to the back of this element and then adhered the element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, I cut three snowflakes from Silver Foil using the snowflakes dies from the Seasonal Layers Framelits. I adhered these to the card with Fine-Tip Glue. I added a couple of Basic Rhinestone Jewels to finish the card.

So, what do you think? I'd love to know! Please leave me a comment!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thank You, Darling

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   If you've followed my blog, you may have "heard" me "say" once or twice that I love it when a plan comes together. I do. I love it when I gather a bunch of supplies--a stamp set, some ink, a punch or two, some yummy designer series paper, and ribbon--and put them all together into a card. I love each of the elements of a card as their own entities (just like I love each of my children) but I also love it when the elements fit together so perfectly (and maybe that's where I'll conclude my children metaphor, 'cause I'm not so sure they fit together perfectly quite yet, but they're getting there as they all approach adulthood.)

Today's card was the last of four that we made at the Proverbial Stampers & Friends new catalog event using the Darling Label Punch Box kit and my current favorite Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. I love each element used to make this card and I love the way the designer put everything together perfectly into this card for us to re-create!
We stamped an image from the "Darling Label" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Darling Label Punch. We adhered this to a Pool Party Card Stock circle punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. Then we used Light and Dark Pool Party and Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends to color the image.

Next, we adhered a 3-3/4" square of Twinkle Twinkle DSP to a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel and then onto a 4" by 5-1/4" Night of Navy mat. We wrapped a length of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around this before adhering it to a Pool Party Card Stock card base. We adhered the colored image to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. The elements of this card come together to make a really pretty card, don't you think?!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Happy Birthday, Darling

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I've got a jaunty little birthday card for you today. I used the "Darling Label" stamp set and matching punch to make this adorable card. I also used my fave Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.

If you look closely, you see that Monday's, Tuesday's, and today's cards all use the same layout--yet they're just a little bit different. Using the same layout, with a variation, is a good way to overcome a loss of stampin' mojo. For this card, I tilted the main image for fun!

We started with a 3" by 4" Whisper White Card Stock panel and adhered a 2-3/4" square of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. Next, we wrapped a length of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around and then adhered everything to a 3-1/4" by 4-1/4" Night of Navy Card Stock mat. We adhered this piece to a Petal Pink Card Stock card base.

Next we stamped a sentiment from the "Darling Label" stamp set in Night of Navy Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Darling Label Punch. We punched a 1-1/4" Night of Navy Card Stock circle and adhered the label. We adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, we added a Mint Macaron and Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dot to the card for some special pizzazz!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Congrats, Darling

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Yesterday I shared the first of four cards that I made at the Proverbial Stampers & Friends new catalog event using the "Darling Label" stamp set. You really need to check out this gorgeous punch box--it includes a stamp set, a punch, two Stampin' Spots, and an acrylic block--everything you need to get you started stamping some adorable cards. 

Today's card uses what's quickly becoming my favorite designer series paper--Twinkle, Twinkle. That sounds like it's great for baby cards--and it is! But I think it's great for all kinds of cards. Like this congratulations card!
We started by embossing a 3" by 4" Whisper White Card Stock panel with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder. We adhered a 2-3/4" square of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper to this and then adhered everything to a 3-1/4" by 4-1/4" Night of Navy Card Stock mat. We wrapped a length of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around this piece before using Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to a Smoky Slate Card Stock card base.

Next we stamped a sentiment from the "Darling Label" stamp set in Night of Navy Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Darling Label Punch. We punched a 1-1/4" Night of Navy Card Stock circle and adhered the label. We adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, we added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the card so it would twinkle!

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July 2018 Special Offers
 

Wow! Stampin’ Up is pulling out all the stops for the month of July. Please read below for the two FUN specials we’re offering!

You know you love Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Papers and you know you love getting a bargain. What could be better than getting a FREE DSP package? Contact me for more details!
 

The second special is so awesome I can’t contain myself!! Stampin’ Up hasn’t offered this in a long time. You know you love Stampin’ Up because of the colors. Well, look at this!

Contact me today to get more info on this awesome deal when you join my Stampin' Up team!!