Thursday, June 22, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I love the sentiments in Patty Bennett's "Ribbon of Courage" stamp set.  Patty Bennett? Who's that? Well, she's a Stampin' Up Million Dollar Earner and one of the nicest people on the planet!! When you earn $1 Million with Stampin' Up, you get to design your own stamp set. How cool is that?! Patty's design is fabulous--just like Patty!

I started by stamping one of the sentiments from the "Ribbon of Courage" set in Fresh Fig Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I cut this out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, keeping the sentiment off to the right. I also cut a scalloped circle mat with a Layering Circles Framelit.
Next, I stamped the heart from the same set in Fresh Fig Ink and cut it out with one of the Support Ribbon Framelits. I colored elements of the design with three of the 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers--Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Lemon Lime Twist.

I ran a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel through the Big Shot with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and cussed a little under my breath (I probably said dingity-dang!) when I saw that it was crooked. Then I decided I liked it that way! I adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Berry Burst mat. I wrapped a length of 5/8" Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around this element before adhering it to a Fresh Fig Card Stock card base.

I adhered the circle element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and added the heart element to the circle, also with Stampin' Dimensionals. I stacked two Dimensionals on the left side of the heart so that it would touch the brick wall background.

I love the way this card turned out. It's going to be perfect to send it to someone who needs a bit of encouragement!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Special Delivery!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   The new Stampin' Up catalog has a fabulous bundle with three items (instead of the usual two items) called the Birthday Delivery Bundle. It has the sweet Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, the "Birthday Delivery" stamp set, and the matching Birthday Friends Framelits.  When you buy all three products together in this bundle, you save 10% over purchasing them separately.  Another awesome feature for this bundle is that the framelits match the stamped images AND some of the images printed on the DSP! That's so cool!
For today's card, however, I fussy cut the main image because there isn't a framelit for the bear and he was too cute not to be the focal point of this card! After I cut out the bear, I stamped a sentiment from the "Birthday Delivery" stamp set in Real Red in the top corner of a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock.

Next, I added a 1" strip of the polka dotted sheet of Birthday Memories DSP and a length of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon. I adhered everything to a Pacific Point Card Stock card base. Then I added a bunch of Stampin' Dimensionals to the bear and placed him on the card so that he looks like he's bringing a special birthday delivery!

The primary colors and the DSP bear make this card so sweet--sweet enough for a child or a child at heart!!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

One Happy Piggy!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I haven't played in the Fab Friday challenge for quite a while.  Shame on me, because this is the challenge that inspired me to start my blog!! I've been working "on my own" for a while, but it's always a good idea to check into challenge blogs to get your creative juices going!

This week's Fab Friday theme is a color challenge--and there are FIVE colors in it--all the new In Colors! I usually have trouble using so many colors, but I think I made it work this time.


If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I really don't like to color, but the "This Little Piggy" stamp set needs to be colored (or paper-pieced--I'll try that soon). I always forget that Stampin' Up's Shimmery White Paper is great for using Blender Pens with ink to color images. But this time I remembered!

So, I started by stamping the pig in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Paper. Then I squeezed some ink into the lid of a Powder Pink in pad and used a Blender Pen to color the pig. I used the same method to color the flower in Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist and to color the grass in Tranquil Tide.  I cut out the image with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  I adhered half a Delicate White Doily and half a gold Metallic Foil Doily to this piece.
To complete the challenge, I needed to add some Fresh Fig to the card, so I used a 3-7/8" by 5" mat of Fresh Fig Card Stock and a some Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon. I added a 3-3/4" by 5-1/8" Whisper White panel to the Fresh Fig mat and built my design from there. I added a strip of Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack and tied on a length of the Fresh Fig Ribbon before adhering everything to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock Card base. Finally, I adhered the piggy to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This was a fun challenge--I'm going to plan to play along with the Fab Friday bunch more often!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Shopping Goals

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #GDP091   It's been a while since I've played along with a stamping challenge blog. Playing along with challenges is a way to give a spark to your creativity.  Today I have a card for the Global Design Project theme challenge of "wheels." 

I thought this would be a great challenge to play in, until I took a look at my stamp sets and there is a dearth of wheeled images. Now, Stampin' Up has plenty of stamp sets that you could use--but I don't own them (yet).  I looked and looked and, lo and behold, there's a little shopping cart (trolley) in the "Tabs for Everything" set! When I say "little," I mean little!!
I find that when I have a tiny image, using a smaller card--like a 3" by 3" love note or a 5" by 3-1/2" note card--helps with the space problem.  So I started with a 4-1/2" by 3" Whisper White panel and I randomly stamped the scalloped circle image from "Tabs for Everything" in Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy onto it. Next, I added the panel to a 4-5/8" by 3-1/8" Lemon Lime Twist mat and wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon around the pieces before adding them to a Whisper White note card.

I stamped the little shopping cart in Night of Navy onto a Whisper White scrap and added the Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle. I punched this out with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  I stamped the words "shopping goals"--two individual images from the "Tabs for Everything" set--in Night of Navy onto a 1" strip of Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock that I'd flagged with the Banner Triple Punch. I adhered the banner directly to the card and added the shopping cart to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional.

I made a quick gift card holder inside the card. I started with a 4-5/8" by 2" piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card stock. I punched a divot in the center with the Classic Label Punch--twice across. Then ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Sparkle Embossing folder. I used Foam Adhesive Strips to attached the holder to the card. Easy-peasy!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my creations!


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