Sneak Peek at the New Blendabilities from Stampin’ Up!

NEW!  Blendabilities from Stampin’ Up!

Now is a great time to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  I just got my pre-order in the mail, so today’s project is a sneak peek at the brand new Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers.  These markers are a new line of product that will be introduced with the 2014 annual catalog on June 2nd. Unfortunately, there has been a delay for their initial release, so they will not be available for purchase right away, but I’m so excited about them that I wanted to show you what these beautiful markers can do anyway!  I will keep you updated about exactly when they will be available.  This project is full of sneak peeks for you.  I used the Blended Bloom stamp because  it cried out to me… “Heather, color me, please!”  Isn’t it lovely?  You are also getting a sneak peek at some of the brand new 2014-2015 In Colors and the Work of Art stamp set from Stampin! Up!

Blended Bloom (1 of 10)

I’m sure you are excited to try Blendabilities out too, but in the meantime, I wanted to take a few moments to share with you some of the features and benefits of these fantastic new markers.

What Sets Them Apart:

  • The Stampin’ Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine.
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
  • Color coded caps.
  • Stampin’ Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets.
  • Blendabilities are alcohol based, which makes them colorfast and allows them to blend with each other beautifully.
  • You can color on anything… rhinestones, buttons, window sheets, etc.

These exclusive alcohol-based marker sets, come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color ), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. Stampin’ Up! recommends using Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities, but any one of our cardstocks would work just as well.

Blended Bloom (3 of 10)I began with one of the brand new In Colors for my card base, Blackberry Bliss.  It is a gorgeous rich dark shade of purple.  Then I layered on a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Moonlight DSP Stack, which I punched using the Envelope Punch Board to round the corners.  This one is also a new In Color called Hello Honey.  In an upcoming post, I will show you all of the new In colors with some comparisons to other current Stampin’ Up! colors…. so stay tuned.

Blended Bloom (4 of 10)

Next, I got out my yummy new Stampin’ Blendabilities markers, which I absolutely adore.  They are my new favorite item for sure!  The colors blend together so nicely, giving a watercolor effect but with much more saturated colors.  Love, love, love!  For my art piece today I stamped the Blended Bloom flower onto Whisper White card stock three times.  Then I stamped the leaf image from Fabulous Florets several times around one of the floral images.  (Remember, Fabulous Florets is on the retiring list, so if you haven’t got it in your collection, you should try to grab it before it is gone.)

Blended Bloom (5 of 10)

I stamped the image three times because I wanted to cut out several layers to give my card some dimension.  I began by coloring in the darkest areas of my flower first and then blending in lighter and lighter colors as I moved outward on each petal.  I colored in only the part of the flower that was necessary for each layer, then I “fussy cut” them out using my paper snips.  I put the layers together using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the flower to the front of my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Blended Bloom (10 of 10)

Because the Blendabilities work a little differently than regular markers, I plan to create a video for you in the coming weeks that will show some techniques for using them.  Again, stay tuned for more great things from Handcrafting with Heather! 🙂

Blended Bloom (7 of 10)

For my sentiment, I chose the Work of Art stamp set featured in the new annual catalog.  I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss ink on a strip of Very Vanilla card stock and used my hexagon punch to create the banner effect at the bottom.  I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the banner using the same color.

Blended Bloom (6 of 10)

Finally, I used my Stampin’ Blendabilities to color in some rhinestones to match the color scheme of my card.  Yes, that’s right, you can color on just about anything using Blendabilities!

Blended Bloom (9 of 10)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped a brush stroke border from Work of Art in Blackberry Bliss and then layered on a strip of the Hello Honey Designer Series Paper from the front of the card.

Blended Bloom (8 of 10)

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I certainly had fun playing with all my new products!  If you like this card, please pin it to Pinterest and leave me a comment.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post below the supply list and cards stock cuts.  Also, if you like my work, why not subscribe to my blog via email.  All you have to do is click on “follow” in the sidebar.

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  One great thing about being a demonstrator is getting to preview some of the new products before they are available to the general public!  But don’t worry, you will be able to purchase the Blended Bloom and Work of Art stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! in just a few short weeks.  In the meantime, if you need any stamping supplies you can shop now in my online store!  I’ve received the new annual catalogs from Stampin’ Up! and I will be mailing out complimentary copies to all my customers who place an order of $25 or more during the month of May!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for May 6-12

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through May 12.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels: Hello Honey DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Very Vanilla – (banner for sentiment) – approximately 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″

 

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Hello, Lovely Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a Thank You card featuring the Hello, Lovely stamp set, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  Each of these items are slated to retire on June 4th and are available only while supplies last.

Hello Lovely (2 of 8)

During the month of April, I have been doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner who leaves me a comment receives one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  Today is the last day to enter for your chance to win.  I would love to hear what you think of today’s card.  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Hello Lovely (1 of 8)

I started my card today with a Basic Black card base and added a panel of Raspberry Ripple designer series paper from the Birthday Basics Pack.  This design coordinated perfectly with the geometric designs from the Hello, Lovely stamp set.

Hello Lovely (3 of 8)

Next, I dry embossed a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using the Square Lattice embossing folder and my Big Shot.  I mounted that panel onto a panel of Basic Black.  Then I stamped the geometric designs from Hello, Lovely onto Very Vanilla card stock using my Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I punched out the stamped images using the 1″ square punch and mounted them on Basic Black card stock mats.  I adhered the stamped images to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Lovely (6 of 8)

I used the cute  Basic Black Chevron Ribbon to tie a bow around my panel.  I just love the design of that ribbon.  Finally, I stamped the “Thank You” greeting from the Hello, Lovely stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut it out using my paper snips and adhered it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Lovely (7 of 8)

To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the square design four times along the short side of a Very Vanilla panel using Rose Red ink.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to help with placement.

Hello Lovely (8 of 8)

I am very pleased with how this card turned out.  I love the color combination and the use of texture.  Hopefully, you have enjoyed it too.  If so, I hope you will pin this project to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Birthday Basics DSP, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, or the Hello, Lovely stamp set from Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time.  Remember, these items are on the retiring list, so they are only available while supplies last through June 4th.  Don’t miss out… shop now in my online store!

If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 22-28

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 28.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Birthday Basics DSP (Raspberry Ripple) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Basic Black – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel, three 1-1/8″ x 1-1/8″ squares; Very Vanilla – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card).

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – three 1″ square punches, one sentiment

 

Fabulous Florets Triple Time Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a lovely floral card that features the Fabulous Florets and Summer Silhouettes stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I saw this card design on Pinterest, and knew I just had to CASE (copy and share everything) it!

Fabulous Florets (6 of 7)

I changed the orientation and the sentiment, but everything else on the front of the card is exactly as Sandi MacIver designed it to be.  I just loved her choice of colors, and the beauty achieved by the resist technique paired with the layered panels.  Sandi has a great video tutorial that shows exactly how to create this card.  She gives wonderful step by step instructions about how to achieve all the techniques in this project.  I have provided a link for her video tutorial at the bottom of this post after the supply list.  If you are interested in the details of how to create this card, I would definitely recommend watching Sandi’s video.

Fabulous Florets (7 of 7)

I just love the “Triple Time” layered panel technique of this card.  It gives an added element of interest to the card design.  Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think about it.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Fabulous Florets (1 of 7)

I needed to stock up on some extra thank you cards, so I chose the “Thanks So Much” greeting from simply sketched for my card today.  I also decided to stamp my envelope and add some extra design elements to the inside of my card.  You know me, I don’t like to leave the inside of my card “naked.”

Fabulous Florets (4 of 7)

Fabulous Florets (5 of 7)

I don’t normally re-create the work of someone else almost exactly, but I just loved the design of this one.  There wasn’t much I wanted to change.  As we head into spring, my dogwood trees and azaleas are starting to bloom.  This card reminds me of the beauty of this season.  I hope you have enjoyed this lovely card too!  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Fabulous Florets or Summer Silhouettes stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 15-21

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 21.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Very Vanilla – 2″ x 3-1/4″ panel, 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel,  two panels 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front and inside of card); Crumb Cake – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  N/A

Video Tutorial:  Click here to view Sandi MacIver’s video tutorial for this card.

Blooming with Kindness Quick Thank You Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card, featuring the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount) is a super quick, clean and simple card for those occasions when you just don’t have much time.  That has definitely been the case around here this week as I prepared for Carter’s birthday party and also tried to make progress on the renovation of my home studio!

Blooming With Kindness Thank You (1 of 6)

It is always nice to have some quick card designs that you can go to in a pinch.  If you are a fan of this one, please leave me a comment and I will enter you in my reader appreciation drawing. During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Blooming With Kindness Thank You (4 of 6)

I began my card with a Whisper White card base.  First, I inked up the leaf image from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper, then I stamped the leaf image in the bottom right corner of the card.  I repeated that process again on the right side near the top of the card.  Then I inked up the flower from Blooming with Kindness in Blushing Bride ink.  I used a sponge dauber to add some Strawberry Slush ink to the center of the flower fading out toward the edges.  Then I stamped the image between the two sets of leaves on the front of the card.

Blooming With Kindness Thank You (3 of 6)

Next, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the “Thank You” greeting from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set near the flower image.  I inked up the sentiment using Strawberry Slush ink, and stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping the greeting on the front of the card.

Blooming With Kindness Thank You (5 of 6)

I finished off the inside of my card by stamping the leaf image from Summer Silhouettes twice.  I inked up my stamp in Pear Pizzazz and stamped in on the inside of the card.  Next, I inked up the stamp a second time to avoid any harsh lines where the stamp had gone off the page.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper and then stamped on the inside of the card again to give my image some added depth.

I was able to make a whole stack of these cards in about 15 minutes.  They are lovely, but also very fast and convenient.  You can find a complete supply list, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.  If you enjoyed my project today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post below the supply list.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you are interested in purchasing the Blooming with Kindness or Summer Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! you can always shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your personal demonstrator.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (126422); Summer Silhouettes (126447)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Embellishments:  N/A

Markers & Ink:  Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (131180); Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (131172); Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad (131178)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Sponge Dauber (102892)

Adhesive: N/A

 

 

Sweet Sorbet Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Sunday, I shared an elegant Stamp-a-Stack featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Today’s project is another set of cards; this one featuring the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration.  When you sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. you will get the opportunity to make both of these lovely card sets.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in attending my class, please contact me to sign up. The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials and use of my stamping supplies.  What’s even better is that I do all the prep work, so you can just come and enjoy the fun!  You can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Sweet Sorbet Birthday Card with Tag Topper Closure (Card #1)


Sweet Sorbet DSP (11 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (14 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 2″ x 5″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch; Pool Party (122924) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Pool Party twine (Sale-a-bration)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet Thank You Card (Card #2)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (10 of 17)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (8 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 3″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet For You (Card #3)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (5 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 2″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch, one scalloped circle punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Sweet Sorbet & Label Love Just for You (Card #4)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (4 of 17)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Petal Parade (133602)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210)

Card Stock & DSP:  Crumb Cake (120953) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; Crisp Canteloupe DSP (from Sweet Sorbet Pack – Sale-a-Bration) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Floral Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-Bration) – 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card), one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (131177)

Embellishments: Crisp Canteloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim (130021)

Tools:  N/A

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!  And, most importantly, sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on May 3rd where we will make both of these beautiful card sets!  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

serene silhouettes (28 of 28)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (17 of 17)

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

 

Serene Silhouettes Stamp-a-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

On Friday, I shared an elegant card featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) from Stampin’ Up!  I liked the card so much, that I decided to create a stamp-a-stack collection around it.  If you live in the Atlanta area and would be interested in making this gorgeous card set , please contact me to sign up for my Stamp-a-Stack class on Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  We will create this set and another one (I’ll post about that one soon).  The cost of the class is $15 and includes all consumable materials, use of my stamping supplies, and I will do all the prep work… you can’t beat that!  I would love to connect with some of you face to face for an opportunity to truly create together!

serene silhouettes (28 of 28)

If you like this project as much as I do, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

All of the cards in this set were inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers CAS266 card challenge, which was to create a clean and simple card using three of the following colors:

I maintained the same design elements for all four cards of this set.  For details about the techniques used in this project, please click here.  Below, you will find card recipes for the specific supplies and dimensions for each card.

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Wishes (Card #1)

Serene Silhouettes (12 of 14)

Card #1 was inspired by three different challenges:  Retro Sketches #108, Splitcoast Stampers CAS266, and The Card Concept #7.

Challenge Images

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #1:

Stamp Sets: Four You (130538); Serene Silhouettes (127324); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406); Hexagon Punch (130919); Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base; 2″ x 3-3/4″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (2 panels); Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ (2 panels), one butterfly punch; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Morning Meadow… “Hello” (Card #2)

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serene silhouettes (14 of 28)

I used Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #130 for my inspiration for card #2 of my stamp-a-stack set.  This set was created using the Morning Meadow stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) which is available as one the hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #2:

Stamp Sets: Morning Meadow (129678); Perfect Pennants (133230)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751); Pansy Punch (130698)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base; 3-1/8″ x 2-13/16″ panel (mat for stamped image), 3″ x 2-3/4″ panel (for stamped image), one pansy punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/2″ x 3″; Smoky Slate (131202) – Banner for sentiment.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Just for You (Card #3)

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serene silhouettes (5 of 28)

Mojo Monday sketch challenge 339, provided the inspiration for card #3.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), and A Round Array for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #3:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); A Round Array (129090)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 1″ circle punch (119868)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 3-1/2″ x 11″ card base; Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image), one 7-8″ scalloped circle punch; Marina Mist (119682) – 1-1/4″ x 4″ (2 panels), 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 1-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (2 panels); Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (130135) – 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″; Smoky Slate (131202) – 1″ circle punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

Serene Silhouettes Thank You (Card #4)

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serene silhouettes (24 of 28)

The Paper Craft Crew, sketch challenge #87, provided the inspiration for card #4.  I like the variety provided by the tall and skinny design.  This card was created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount), Petite Petals (wood mount and clear mount) and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment (wood mount and clear mount).

Stampin’ Up! items used to create card #4:

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes (127324); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802); Petite Petals (133155)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (130917); Fancy Fan TIEF (127751); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381); Hexagon Punch (130919); Banner Punch (133519); Modern Label Punch (119849); Word Window Punch (119857); Petite Petals Punch (133322)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ card base; 1-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (banner), one word window punch, 4 petite petals punches, Oval framelits die cut (for stamped image); Marina Mist (119682) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Marina Mist Designer Series Paper (130135) – 1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (banner); Smoky Slate (131202) – one modern label punch.

Markers & Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (131181); Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Versamark Ink (102283)

Embellishments: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892); Big Shot (113439); Heat Emboss Tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose liquid glue (110755)

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