Watercolor Wonder Good Thoughts – Stampin’ Up!

I recently learned that a former co-worker of mine has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  I made this get well card featuring a sentiment from Perfect Pennants and the beautiful flowers from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper pack for her in an attempt to lift her spirits.  It is never fun to have the occasion to make this type of card, but I hope that it will brighten her day a little to know that she is not alone and that I am sending good thoughts her way!

Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (1 of 9)

This card was pretty quick and very simple to create.  I started with a Whisper White card base and layered on two different panels from Watercolor Wonder.  I inked around the edges of the panels with Tangerine Tango ink to add a little definition to the layers.

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Next, I stamped the leaf image from Summer Silhouettes three times in Old Olive on the yellow and orange watercolor wash design from the DSP pack.  I cut out three flowers from a sheet of the rose design paper in the Watercolor Wonder pack and added them to the front of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Finally, I stamped the “Sending Good Thoughts Your Way” greeting on to a piece of polka-dot DSP and cut it out using my banner framelits dies.  I inked around the edges of the banner with Tangerine Tango ink.

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I finished the inside of my card with the leaf motif and another rose from the Watercolor Wonder DSP.

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Watercolor Wonder & Perfect Pennants (7 of 9)

I hope that this card is able to lift my friend’s spirits.  If you are a fan of this card, please pin this project 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.

Although, I’m sad to see this beautiful paper being retired, I’m excited about all the new designs that will be available with the new catalog on June 2nd.  If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new catalog yet, now is a great time.  I’ve got a stack of them hot off the presses waiting for you. I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies or want to grab some retiring products before they are gone, you can shop now in my online store!  Remember, the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products are 20%-50% off while supplies last!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for May 20-26

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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 26.


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: Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels: Watercolor Wonder – (front of card) two panels 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and 5″ x 3-3/4″

Sentiment & Die Cuts: Watercolor Wonder DSP – 1 banner

 

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Watercolor Wonder Tri-fold Banner Card – Stampin’ Up!

I absolutely adore the patterns in the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper pack.  I am bound and determined not to let this gorgeous paper go to waste, so you will probably see lots of it in the next couple of weeks (along with the Retro Fresh DSP).  Remember, there is only a short time left to order your retiring products, so act now!

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Although, I’m sad to see this beautiful paper being retired, I’m excited about all the new designs that will be available with the new catalog on June 2nd.  If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new catalog yet, now is a great time.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

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I had a great time playing around with all the different patterns from Watercolor Wonder for these cards.  I began with card bases in Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist.  I scored these to create a tri-fold effect.  Then I added panels of Watercolor Wonder DSP to the front flaps.  I used my Banner Framelits Dies to cut three banners from Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight card stock for each card.  For these banners, I wanted them to be narrower than the die, so I cut strips of card stock 1-1/4″ wide and then centered the die over my strips.  This allowed me to have a perfect angle on the banner to mat my smaller banner, without the mat being too big.  Next, I cut banners from my DSP using the 2nd die from the center.  I glued my banner layers together with multipurpose liquid adhesive and then added them to the front of the card.  I put two banners on the right flap, and the banner in the center on the left flap.  This creates a cool “interlocking” closure effect, which adds a lot of interest to the card design.

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Next, I stamped three flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set in Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist ink.  I used a sponge to ink around the edges of the flower, which really made them pop.  Then I colored a pearl using my Stampin’ Blendabilities markers in Coastal Cabana and Daffodil delight and placed it in the center of each flower.  I popped up the petals of the flowers and added them to the banners using mini glue dots.

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For my sentiment, I chose the “Just Because” stamp from A Dozen Thoughts.  I love the curly script of this greeting.  I stamped the greeting in Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist, using my stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement.  Then I embellished with some more pearls.

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I played around with different combinations of the DSP for my panels to create slightly different versions of my card.  As you can see, the possibilities for this design are endless!

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (5 of 8)

I finished off the inside of my card by adding panels of Watercolor Wonder DSP on the inside.  I inked around the edges of the top layer to give some added contrast with the mat.

Watercolor Wonder dozen thoughts (3 of 8)

I love the cheerful colors of these cards.  I also like the contrast between the soft florals and the geometric design of the banners.  I am looking forward to sending these out when those “just because” moments arise in life.  I hope you have enjoyed today’s project as well.  As always, if you find inspiration from my work, please pin this project 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.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies or want to grab some retiring products before they are gone, you can shop now in my online store!  Also, remember that I’ve got a stack of brand new catalogs hot off the presses waiting for you.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for May 20-26

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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 26.


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. (Keep in mind that some sneak peek items will not be available for purchase until June 2, 2014.)

Card Base: Island Indigo and Tangelo Twist – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 2-1/2″ and 6-3/4″

Panels: Watercolor Wonder – (front of card) two panels 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″; (inside of card) two panels 4″ x 5-1/4″ and 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″

Sentiment & Die Cuts: Whisper White – 3 petite petals punches; Watercolor Wonder DSP – 3 small banners per card; Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight – 3 banners per card.

 

Make a “Mosaic Madness” Wish with Stampin’ Up!

I have been having lots of fun with challenges this week.  I wanted to see how many challenges I could cover with a single card.  It really gets the creative juices flowing!  Today’s card features the Perfect Pennants (wood mount and clear mountand Mosaic Madness (wood mount and clear mount) stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I love that the Modern Mosaic stamp set also has a coordinating punch and embossing folder… oh the possibilities! LOL!

If you enjoy this card, please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear what you think.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a beautiful handcrafted card in the mail!  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.

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This card combines three challenges in one:  SCS Sketch Challenge #477,  Color Challenge #467, and SUO #91

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I began my card with a Bermuda Bay card base, then I dry embossed a Soft Sky panel using the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered this panel to the card base using SNAIL adhesive.  Next, I cut a banner in Midnight Muse card stock using the largest of the Banner Framelits Dies.  I trimmed 1/2 inch off of the banner from each side to make it the appropriate width for my card design.  Then, I added panels of Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla using SNAIL.  (Before adhering the panels, I inked the outside edge of the Very Vanilla panel using a sponge dauber and my Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad.)

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After creating the basic design, it was time to add the details. I used Bermuda Bay ink for all of the stamping in this project.  I stamped the “Make a Wish” greeting from the Perfect Pennants stamp set (available as a bundle with the Banner Framelits Dies for a 15% discount off the regular price; wood mount and clear mount).

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Next, I stamped some of the stamps from the Mosaic Madness stamp set and cut them out using the Mosaic Punch.  (The Mosaic Madness stamp set and the Mosaic Punch are also available as a bundle for 15% off the normal price; wood mount and clear mount.)  For a little bit of “bling” I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accents to my punched pieces.  Finally, I stamped some banners using the Perfect Pennants and Banner Blast (Sale-a-bration item) stamp sets.  I punched out the small banners using the Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item), and I attached all of the detail pieces to the front of the card using  Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

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As a finishing touch, I added a Very Vanilla panel to the inside of my card and stamped it with the banner stamps I used on the front.

I am pleased with how this card turned out.  I like that it could be used for a man’s birthday card too.  I tend to make my cards very “girly” so this one is pretty neutral for me!  If you enjoyed my post, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am working on building up my blog following and could use your help in getting the word out!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card in the mail!

If you would like to order the Mosaic Madness stamp set, Perfect Pennants stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember it’s Sale-a-bration with Stampin’ Up! Choose from a wide variety of FREE items (including the Banner Punch and Banner Blast stamp set) with any $50 purchase until March 31, 2014.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 4-10

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

WEEKLY DEALS

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim Item # 130024
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.5 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.7125 US/9.375 CAN
Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim Item # 130023
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.5 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.7125 US/9.375 CAN
Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 125601
Regular Price: 8.95 US/10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.7125 US/8.2125 CAN
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels Item # 129324
Regular Price: 4.95 US/6.5 CAN
Discounted Price: 3.7125 US/4.875 CAN
Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126847
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.7125 US/9.1875 CAN
Betsy’S Blooms Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel Item # 126943
Regular Price: 6.5 US/7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 4.875 US/5.9625 CAN
2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 130137
Regular Price: 21.95 US/26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 16.4625 US/20.2125 CAN
Everything Easter Ensemble – Digital Download Item # 129363
Regular Price: 14.95 US/16.5 CAN
Discounted Price: 8.97 US/9.9 CAN

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 March 10.

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Happy Stamping!

Heather

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness (130249); Perfect Pennants (133230); Banner Blast (Sale-a-bration item)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banner Framelits Dies (132173); Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129984); Mosaic Punch (131267); Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item)

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246)

Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay (131197) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel (front of card), one banner; Soft Sky (131203) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, two banners (banner punch); Midnight Muse (126843) – one large banner (Banner Framelits Dies); Very Vanilla (101650) – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ panel (front of card), 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside of card), two Mosaic Punches.  

Markers & Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Sponge Dauber (102892)

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