Friday, May 31, 2019

Say Yes to New Adventures

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I don't know why, but graduation season always seems to sneak up on me and then I'm in a hurry to make a bunch of graduation cards. This year, I remembered that I had a stack of Best Route Memories & More Cards (retiring) that would be perfect--perfect for graduation cards and perfect for cards-in-a-hurry! Take a look at the cards I pulled together in a snap!

I love the Best Route color palette--I think it's fun and fresh! And, as always, starting with a Stampin' Up color palette makes designing cards a breeze.  

For the card bases I used Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, and Mango Melody Card Stock. Then I layered on a variety of cards from the En Route Memories & More Card Pack (retiring). I fussy cut some of the sentiment cards, used some of the stickers from the pack, some Best Route Designer Series paper (retiring), Best Route Washi Tape (retiring), and Best Route Enamel Shapes (retiring).

When I ran out of Memories & More Cards, I stamped sentiments from the "En Route" stamp set (retiring) in Blueberry Bushel Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I cut these sentiments out using a square Stitched Shapes Die. You can see a stamped sentiment on the partial card on the bottom left.

I had so much fun creating these quick and easy cards and I think they turned out totes adorbs! The Memories & More line will continue in the new Stampin' Up annual catalog, but the Best Route cards are retiring on Monday June 4th, so get yours before they're gone forever!

NEWS FLASH! Stampin' Up just discounted more retiring items--some up to 30% off! Click my "Shop Now" button to go to my online store, then click the "shop now" button again, and look for the "shop retiring items" button. You'll then see the items that are discounted. Two of my favorites are:

148552    INCREDIBLE LIKE YOU PROJECT KIT     $27.00     25%     $20.25 
148531    HAPPINESS BLOOMS MEMORIES MORE CARD PACK   $10.00  15%  $8.50

The discounted items will go fast this weekend, so get shopping!

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Berry Sad Goodbye

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I saved my favorite 2017-2019 In Color, Berry Burst, for the last goodbye. I really like this juicy, saturated color. I used it a lot over the last two years. But all good things must come to an end. So let's bid a fond farewell to Berry Burst.

For this card, I also used the retiring "Ribbon of Courage" stamp set--another of my favorites. I stamped the floral ribbon in Berry Burst Ink (retiring) onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with the Support Ribbon Die--not retiring! I stamped a sentiment from this set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Card Stock and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. I punched another label from a Silver Foil Sheet and cut it in half lengthwise to make a mat for my sentiment piece.

To build the card, I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I layered this onto a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of Black/Silver Striped Ribbon (retiring) around these pieces before adhering them to a Berry Burst Card Stock (retiring) card base. 

I adhered the ribbon and sentiment piece with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a finishing touch I added three Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (retiring).

Tomorrow is the last day I'll be sharing a project from the current--but soon to retire--annual catalog. I have a bunch of quick and easy cards for you, just in time for graduation. You'll still be able to order the supplies for tomorrow's cards and today's card through Monday June 3rd and then the retiring stuff will be gone. Don't miss out!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Celebrate a New Brochure!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #simplestamping   Hey there! I have a new stamp set to show you. This set will not be in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. What?! Nope. It's part of a new line of stamps for the beginner stamper that will be available June 4th in Stampin' Up's Beginner Brochure. I won the "Celebrate with Cake" stamp set (item 149501) it's totally adorable. Take a look at this "beginner" card I made!

I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock panel. I stamped the banner in the new 2019-2020 In Color Seaside Spray. I stamped the cake in the new In Color Rococo Rose. The hearts are stamped in Blushing Bride and the candle is stamped in Crushed Curry. I adhered the stamped panel to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Purple Posy (new In Color) Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of  Whisper White Flax Ribbon around and then adhered it to a Seaside Spray Card Stock card base. Cute, huh? And simple--just ink, cardstock, and one embellishment: ribbon.

This card was easy to step up for the more advanced stamper. I gave the stepped up card a lot of dimension and bling. Take a look!
I stamped the cake again in Rococo Rose onto a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut it. I put a layer of Fine-Tip Glue on the icing spaces and then sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I adhered this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the banner again in Seaside Spray onto a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut it. I adhered this to the card with some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the candle in Seaside Spray and again in Crushed Curry and fussy cut the elements. I cut down some Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere these pieces to the card.

For even more bling, I added a couple of layers of Clear Wink of Stella to the hearts and to the candle's flame. I finished by adding some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card.
So, the moral to the story is: don't overlook the Beginner Brochure because I know you will LOVE the stamps and kits and oh! there are other surprises in there, too!

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