Friday, August 7, 2020

Have an Awesome Day!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   It's almost the weekend! Yay! I have a card that is ridiculously awesome. Wanna see it? OK!
This card uses the "Ridiculously Awesome" stamp set. The images in this set are bold and fun. They can be the stars of their own shows. For this card, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Next, I embossed one half of a 4" by 5-1/4" Whisper White Card Stock panel with one of the Meadow Moments Mini Embossing Folders. I adhered a 2-1/2" by 4" piece of Rich Razzleberry Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper to the other half. I wrapped two lengths of Whisper White 1/4" Seam Binding Ribbon around the center, hiding the seam between the two pieces and then adhered the panel to a Rich Razzleberry Card Stock card base.

To finish the card, I adhered the sentiment piece with Stampin' Dimensionals and then added three Artistry Blooms Sequins to the card. I love this set of sequins--they coordinate with so many other products, not just the Artistry Blooms Suite, and they add a fun, colorful element to any card.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay healthy! Stay safe!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Comfort & Peace

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I love to use Stampin' Up products in surprising ways--it shows how versatile our products are! I think I've mentioned before that when I first started stamping, I would see a card in the catalog and buy everything I needed to make that one card. I never, ever thought of mixing stamp sets or items from one "suite" with another. It honestly never occurred to me, for more years than I'd like to admit. I'm still a simple, color-in-the-lines stamper, but sometimes coloring outside the lines is just the thing to let your creative juices flow. While I did not design this card, I do love all the surprising elements. We made this card as part of our make and takes for one of the Proverbial Stampers team meetings.

Surprise #1:  We embossed a 4" by 5-1/4" Soft Sea Foam Card Stock panel with the Always Argyle 3D Embossing Folder. That folder was originally part of a suite that was all about golfing--but it carried over into the current catalog and stand on its own! We used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this panel to a Soft Sea Foam Card Stock card base.

Surprise #2:  We used the "Gorgeous Posies" stamp set that goes with the project kit of the same name--without the project kit. A literal outside the box use of this set! We stamped both elements of the posy image in Blushing Bride Ink onto Whisper White Card stock and fussy cut the elements with our Paper Snips.

We also stamped the posy's leaves in Soft Sea Foam Ink onto a 2-3/4" by 3-3/4" Whisper White Card Stock piece, onto which we also stamped a sentiment from the set in Basic Gray Ink. We adhered the posy pieces to this piece with Stampin' Dimensionals and then adhered it to a 3" by 4" Blushing Bride Card Stock piece.

Surprise #3:  We cut a Square Vellum Doily in half along the diagonal and adhered one half to the back of the Blushing Bride piece. Then we adhered that piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I love this Soft Sea Foam, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Gray color combo--that's a surprising combo that I wouldn't have thought of myself!

Stay healthy! Stay safe! See you tomorrow!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Bunches of Thanks

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Yesterday I promised that I would show you a card using the wonderful "Sunflower Celebration" stamp set that uses the same colors. And here it is! If you missed yesterday's card, you can click here.
This card is so quick and easy to make! I stamped the fantastic sunflower image from the "Celebrate Sunflowers" set in Misty Moonlight Ink onto a 4" by 5-1/4" Misty Moonlight Card Stock panel. I adhered this to a Daffodil Delight Card Stock card base.

Next, I added a Just Jade polka dotted  1" by 5-1/4" strip of of the lovely Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper. I added another 1" by 5-/1'4 strip of the sunflowers on Misty Moonlight background DSP.

A stamped a sentiment from the "Celebrate Sunflowers" set in Bumblebee Ink onto a 1" Bumblebee Card Stock strip and flagged the end with my Paper Snips. To finish the card, I tied a bow with a length of  the Misty Moonlight/Whisper White Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and adhered it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.

Isn't this pretty? I love how it coordinates with the card I posted yesterday. If you'd like to purchase the products to make this card, just click on the thumbnails below and you'll be taken directly to my online store where you can make your purchases.

Stay healthy! Stay Safe!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A Sunny Thanks

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I cannot get enough of the "Jar of Flowers" stamp set and Jar Punch--especially when they're paired with the pretty Flowers for Every Season 6" by 6" Designer Series Paper. As advertised, with this stamp set and the DSP you can create cards for every season! Take a look at this luscious DSP!

For today's card I used the DSP sheet with Daffodil Delight sunflowers on a Misty Moonlight background. I used the sunflower arrangement image and colored it with Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Night of Navy Stampin' Blends.

I stamped the flowers, jar, and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. After I colored the flowers, I fussy cut them with my Paper Snips and, of course, I used the Jar Punch to punch out the jar! The sentiment is from the "Free As A Bird" stamp set.

To build the card, I started with a Misty Moonlight Card Stock card base. I added a 2" by 5-1/4" Daffodil Delight Card Stock strip--and on top of that a 1" by 5" strip of Flowers for Every Season DSP and a 1" by 5" strip of In Good Taste DSP.

I adhered the jar, flowers, and sentiment to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish the card, I tied a bow of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon and adhered it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.

Come back tomorrow for another card that uses the same colors, but with the "Celebrate Sunflowers" set.

Stay healthy! Stay safe!

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