Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sweet Frog

#stampinup   #saleabration2019   #faithfulinkspirations   I have to be honest with you: when I first saw the "So Hoppy Together" stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, I wasn't that thrilled with it. It was cute and all, but then I kept seeing some really wonderful samples on Pinterest and SplitcoastStampers and it grew on me. And the fact that you can earn it for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration, well, that tipped the scales! Look at this cute guy!

I stamped the frog image with Stazon Jet Black Ink onto Shimmery White Card Stock. I used my Aqua Painter to pick up Call Me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist Inks to color in the frog. (I do need a bit of watercoloring practice!) I colored the unicycle parts with an Aqua Painter and Smoky Slate Ink. When everything was dry, I cut out the frog with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit. 

I stamped a sentiment in Color Me Clover Ink and added a single fly by using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color directly on the stamp. I cut this piece out with a small oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I cut coordinating scalloped ovals from the center of the 4" by 5-1/4" Basic Black Card Stock mat.

I embossed a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Call Me Clover panel with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. I added a 1-1/4" by 3-7/8" strip of Black and White checked Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can also get for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration. I wrapped a length of Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon around these pieces before adhering them to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

Finally, I adhered the frog and sentiment pieces to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and added a few Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little bit of bling.



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Monday, January 21, 2019

Cake Is The Answer

#stampinup   #saleabration2019   #faithfulinkspirations   January is my birthday month. Sometimes people ask me if I mind getting older. I do not mind at all. I always say that I love my birthday because I get presents and cake! So when I saw the "Piece of Cake" stamp set in the Occasions catalog and the "cake is the answer" sentiment, I knew I had to have it! I'm also thrilled that it comes in a bundle with a matching punch. I have a little PROTIP for you, too. That's my birthday gift to you!

PROTIP: I punched the cake and cake stand from a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock. I laid this into my Stamparatus, holding it down with a magnet. Then I put the stamps into the negative space left by the punch, like this, and closed the lid to pick up the stamps.


I removed the template and then I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Card Stock and then punched it out with the Cake Builder Punch. As you can see the images were perfectly placed for punching!


I colored the cake with Light Balmy Blue, Light Lovely Lipstick, and Light Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends. I colored the cake stand with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.

Next, I used the new (squee!) Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to cut a mat from the gorgeous Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration. I used a smaller Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die to cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I used Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the candles for the cake on this piece and colored them with Light Balmy Blue and Light Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends.

I adhered the Whisper White Piece to the Lovely Lipstick Foil piece with Stampin' Dimensionals and I adhered the cake and cake stand to the Whisper White piece with both Mini and regular Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next, I embossed a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Balmy Blue Card Stock with the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder and adhered that to a 4" by 5-1/4" Basic Black Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around and then adhere everything to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise.

To finish, I adhered the cake assembly to the card. I stamped the "cake is the answer" sentiment in Balmy Blue Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and cut it out with the Classic Label Punch. I tucked this behind the main image, adhering it to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue Ink and added some Lovely Lipstick hearts.

Pretty cute, huh? Stayed tuned to this blog because I'll be sharing some more great cards made with this set in the next week or so!











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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Our Friendship

#stampinup   #saleabration2019   #faithfulinkspirations   Have you seen the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration?! It's gorgeous! And, if you don't like butterflies all that much, the reverse side has beautiful black and white patterns!
I love the sheet of DSP that I chose for this card. It's so pretty that I decided to let it shine as the star of the card! I started by adhering a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of the Botanical Butterfly DSP to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat. 

I stamped a sentiment from the "Beauty Abounds" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a Whisper White Card Stock. I cut this out with one of the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits (LOVE them). I also cut a larger rectangle of Basic Black Card Stock to use as a mat. PROTIP: Cut the rectangle mat out of the center of your larger mat before adhering the DSP on top.

I adhered the sentiment piece to the Basic Black rectangle piece with Stampin' Dimensionals and I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the assembly to the DSP piece. I wrapped a length of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around everything before adhering it to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base.

Isn't this pretty? It's such an easy card--especially when you start with a beautiful piece of free DSP!!









 
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