Bloom with Hope and Floating Watercolor Technique – Stampin’ Up!

Over the summer I pinned several cards that used the Floating Watercolor Re-inker Technique, and I have finally gotten around to trying it with this card featuring the Bloom with Hope stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (5 of 7)

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves with versamark ink on watercolor paper. Then I heat embossed them using white embossing powder.   I chose to use white Stampin’ Embossing powder for this card because I wanted it to look like a batik effect when it was finished.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (7 of 7)

Next, I “painted” the petals with water and then I used my re-inkers to add color to the wet surface.  The water causes the color to spread and fade as it moves outward.  The result can be unpredictable, but I think it is pretty.

Bloom with Hope Float Technique (6 of 7)

After I painted the flowers and leaves, I added a wash to the background.  First, I painted the whole background with water, then I painted it with a diluted ink solution.  After allowing everything to dry, I added the sentiment from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end.  I hope that you like it to and will consider pinning this project to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  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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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway!

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You could win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card & Accessory Packs.  For all of the details, visit the giveaway sign-up page here.  You can either enter your contact information or use your Facebook account to sign up.  The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM Mountain Time on November 30, 2014.

At the very bottom of the signup page, there is a spot to enter a bit.ly link if someone referred you.  If you’d like to enter my link as the referring source, here it is (just copy and paste it):  http://bit.ly/133fQ2N


New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Oct 28 – Nov 3

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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 November 3rd.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used for Today’s Projects

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:  Watercolor Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)

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Bloom With Hope & Label Love Wedding Card – Stampin’ Up!

My little sister got married yesterday!  I am so happy for her and her new husband.  It is so exciting to welcome my new brother-in-law into the family.  Today’s project is a wedding card featuring the Bloom with HopeChalk Talk, & Label Love stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (2 of 6)

I think the Bloom with Hope background in black and vanilla is so elegant and just perfect for this occasion.

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (3 of 6)

I finished off the inside of the card by stamping the same floral design from the Bloom with Hope stamp set which is available as a hostess reward from Stampin’ Up!

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (5 of 6)

Bloom With Hope Label Love Wedding (6 of 6)

This lovely card was just perfect to honor my sister and her groom on their special day.  If you love this project as much as I do, please pin it to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you would like to earn the Bloom with Hope stamp set by hosting a party, please contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  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 July 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 July 14.


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 – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (two panels – one on front, one inside), 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel; Basic Black – 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel, 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Very Vanilla – Artisan Label Punch

 

Flower Frenzy Frames for a Wedding – Stampin’ Up!

As many of you know, my sister is getting married this week.  For today’s project, I wanted to share one of the signs that we made for the wedding using the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die.

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (7 of 12)

If you have ever planned a wedding, you know that there is a lot of signage needed, reserved signs for the family, a thank you message for the gift table, instructions for the photo booth (all the rage at weddings these days), etc.  Of course, you know I couldn’t just put a plain old framed sign out there… what a perfect opportunity to make our signage something beautiful for the wedding using dies and punches from Stampin’ Up!

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (8 of 12)

For the flowers, I used the Flower Frenzy Die, Fun Flower Punch, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch,  and the flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch.  There isn’t a magic combination, I just played around with layering the different shapes and came up with something that I liked.

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (2 of 12)

Here are a few tips I discovered along the way…

  • Use lots of layers & curl them with a bone folder.
  • Sponging the edges of the petals makes a world of difference!
  • Attach the layers together with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make them pop!
  • Use Stampin’ Blendabilities markers to color the pearls in the center (I used the Bronze marker from the skin tone assortment for the largest flower).

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (11 of 12)

By the way, the actual signs were digital downloads purchased from Pineapple Soup Printables on Etsy.  We were able to purchase several custom signs that met our needs.  Lisa was great to work with and she got our order together very quickly.  Here are the other signs she created for us.  I would highly recommend working with her if you need any custom signage for any event.

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Photo Booth 18x24 print

Photo Booth instructions 8x10 print

I think these signs turned out beautifully and they will add a touch of whimsy and a pop of color to my sister’s wedding.  The frames would also make a great gift for someone you love.  Imagine giving a treasured photo of a grandchild in a beautifully decorated frame!  The possibilities are really endless.

Flower Frenzy Wedding Signs (1 of 12)

If you are a fan of this project and want to pin it to Pinterest, you will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also 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.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  The details and registration link are below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  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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2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap…
there’s still time to join in!

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


WEEKLY DEALS for July 1 – 7

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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 July 7.


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.

“Create” with Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Father’s Day everyone!  I made my Father’s Day card ages ago so today’s project is something a bit different.  If you would like to see the card my dad will be receiving you can click here. (I think that one may be one of my all time favorites).

Meanwhile… I’m so excited to share a home decor project that I created using the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! and some fabulous punches.  As many of you know, I have been in the throws of converting the guest room in my house into a crafting studio.  Today’s project is the first creation made in my new space.  I love, love, love having a dedicated place for all my crafting.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (9 of 15)

I purchased some wooden letters and a small board made of Balsa wood from my local craft store. The letters were pre-painted black, and I painted the wood board to match.  The board was a bit longer than I needed, but the Balsa wood is so soft that I was able to cut it with a straight edge and craft knife.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (8 of 15)

Next, I cut panels of Sweet Taffy DSP and traced the letters using a pencil.  In order to avoid having trace lines on the front of my project, I traced on the back of the paper, being sure to flip over my letters so they were backwards as I traced.  After cutting out my letters, I adhered them to the wooden letters using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then I used E-6000 Quick Hold adhesive to glue the letters to the board.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (6 of 15)

Once my letters were mounted and the glue had dried, it was time for some embellishments.  I used my Bitty ButterflyElegant ButterflyPetite Petals, and Itty Bitty Accents Punches to decorate my project.  I punched out several shapes using the Sweet Taffy DSP and coordinating card stock in Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight.  Then I sponged around the edges of everything, added some rhinestones, and began decorating my project.

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (3 of 15)

I wanted the butterflies to fly off of my sign to add a bit of whimsy, so I added them to a length of sterling silver wire that I use for jewelry design.  I attached the wire to the back of my sign using a hot glue gun.  Doesn’t it just add the perfect touch!

Here are some close up shots of each letter.  You might notice that I used a cute little leaf with my flowers.  Want to know my secret?  I punched a few flowers from Old Olive card stock using the Petite Petals Punch, then I cut the petals apart, creating five perfect little leaves from each punch.

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Sweet Taffy Create Sign (12 of 15)

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (13 of 15)

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (14 of 15)

Sweet Taffy Create Sign (15 of 15)I am in love with the way this project turned out.  It is the perfect addition to my crafting studio. Look for it next week when I unveil the finished remodel!  I plan to post a virtual tour on Wednesday once I’ve put on all the finishing touches.  If you are a fan of this project, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of this post.  Also, if you are a fan of my work, why not have my posts delivered directly to your inbox.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar of this post.

Don’t forget to sign up for my one-to-one swap!  I can’t wait to see what you are creating.  Swaps are a fun way to interact and create together.  The details and registration link are below.

If you haven’t gotten your very own copy of the new 2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog yet, I would love to get one to 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 you can shop now in my online store!  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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2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Hello Stampers!  I am so excited about the launch of the new 2014 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  There are so many awesome products in there.  I would love the chance to see what you are creating.  Let’s do a one-to-one swap!  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  The motto of Stampin’ Up! is Inspire, Create, Share.  This swap is the perfect opportunity for us to support one another and share all our creative ideas.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


Demonstrator Sign Up Special Available through June 30th!


Do you have $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog?  Do you want to purchase Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers now, without having to wait until they are available to the public?  If so, now is a great time to join my team.  During the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


WEEKLY DEALS for June 10-16

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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 June 16.

 

Home Decor… Stampin’ Up! Style!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I decided to show you a really simple, yet fabulous home decor project I created using Stampin’ Up! products.  I wanted elegant, but bold stamps, so I chose the following sets for my project today:  Summer Silhouettes, Fabulous Florets (retiring stamp set), Serene Silhouettes, Blooming with Kindness, and for my background En Francais (retiring stamp).

Stampin' Up! Coasters (1 of 10)

These coasters are so easy to make, and they are the perfect gift!  I made a set for mother’s day, and I also made a set for my son’s daycare provider for teacher appreciation week.  Not only are these coasters beautiful, but they are also extremely affordable (i.e. “dirt cheap”)!  I would love to hear what you think of my project today.  Please leave me a comment.  Also, if you like my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically?  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar to subscribe now.

Stampin' Up! Coasters (6 of 10)

I used Stazon Black Ink for my project today because it is permanent.  I began by stamping each coaster with the En Francais background stamp.  (This stamp is retiring, but as of the time I am writing this, it is still available in clear mount.)  Then I stamped the four different coaster designs using a combination of stamp sets.  I found that stamps with a lot of solid surface area worked well for this project.  I just love the black silhouettes against the scripted font of the background.

Coaster #1: Serene Silhouettes

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Coaster #2: Blooming with Kindness & Summer Silhouettes

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Coaster #3: Fabulous Florets

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Coaster #4:  Fabulous Florets & Summer Silhouettes

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Once the coasters were stamped, I put them on a cookie sheet in a cold oven and brought the temperature up to 375 degrees.  Then I baked them for 30 minutes and let them cool in the oven.  Once everything was completely cooled, I used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax to seal in my designs.  Finally, I added felt pads to the corners on the bottom of the coaster to protect the table from scratching.

Stampin' Up! Coasters (10 of 10)

My mom is just finishing up a big renovation at her house and she is sprucing everything up.  I know she is going to love these coasters!  If you love them too, you should pin them to Pinterest!  At the bottom of this post you will find a complete list of supplies used in this project. Just below the supply list is a “pin it” button.

Stampin' Up! Coasters (9 of 10)

If you need any stamping supplies, including any of the fabulous stamp sets used in this project, I would love to help you out.  Click here to shop online now!  If you find inspiration from my blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather


Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! – 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.


Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products – Available while supplies last until June 4, 2014

Many of the retiring products from Stampin’ Up! have already sold out!  Be sure to check out the links below to check to see which items are still available.  Stampin’ Up! is updating these lists daily to tell us which items are gone.  The last column has a little “x” next to the products that are no longer available.  If you want any of the products on the retiring list, be sure to order soon, so you don’t miss out!

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

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.


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.

 

 

Fabulous Florets Layered Panel Birthday Card – Stampin’ Up!

Hello stampers! Today’s birthday card features the Fabulous Florets, En Francais, and Build-a-Cupcake stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  These are three of the sets that will be retiring on June 4th and are available only while supplies last.  I absolutely adore these sets!  If you don’t have them in your collection, please consider getting them before they are gone.

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (1 of 8)

Today’s color scheme was inspired by the Dynamic Duos Color Challenge #99

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (5 of 8)

Fabulous Florets Razzleberry Birthday (3 of 8)For this card, I decided to try making a video tutorial.  This is my first foray into the world of video demonstration, so I would love your feedback.  Please let me know what you like about it and how I could improve in the future. During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner who left me a comment 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 Razzleberry Birthday (8 of 8)

I like how this card turned out.  I think the combination of the Fabulous Florets and En Francais stamp sets is very elegant.  I also like the effect of the tone on tone stamping of the card base.  I hope you like 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, En Francais, or Create-a-Cupcake stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time.  These stamp sets are on the retiring list, so they are only available while supplies last through June 4th.  Also, you can enjoy FREE SHIPPING until Friday, April 25th.  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.

And, don’t forget… FREE SHIPPING on all orders April 21-25!  There is no minimum order to qualify.

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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:  Rich Razzleberry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Basic Black – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel; Very Vanilla – 2-3/4″ x 4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)

Sentiment/Die Cuts: Basic Gray – Modern Label Punch; Very Vanilla – Word Window Punch

 

Blooming with Kindness Tag Topper Birthday Card – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope that you have a wonderful day relaxing with friends and family today.  This holiday snuck up on me, so I don’t have an Easter card to share today.  However, I do have another birthday card for you featuring the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  If you follow my blog, you will know that it is one of my favorite stamps!

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (5 of 8)

This elegant card includes a cute closure created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I just love the special element the ribbon and closure create.  Opening the card is like opening a beautifully wrapped gift.  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.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (7 of 8)

I began my card with a Pool Party card base.  To create the card closure, I bent the card in half (without creasing it) and punched through both layers along the short end of the card with the tag topper punch.  Then I cut off the excess left by the tag topper punch.  Next, I scored the card so that the inside measured 4-1/4″ x 5-1/5″.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (1 of 8)

Next I cut panels of Island Indigo and Whisper White for the front and inside of my card.  I inked up the En Francais background stamp in Pool Party ink.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping my white panel.  Then I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness on the front panel using Island Indigo ink.  For the top bloom, I applied the ink directly, but for the bottom one, I stamped off first and then stamped again on my panel.  Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto a scrap of whisper white using Island Indigo ink.  I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto a Scalloped Oval in Island Indigo using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, I stamped two butterflies on Pool Party card stock using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with pool party ink.  Finally, I applied a small pearl for the head of the butterfly.  The butterflies were attached using mini glue dots.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (8 of 8)

To finish off my card, I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness several times using Island Indigo and Pool Party ink.  For some of the blooms I stamped off on a scrap of paper first to give the image greater depth.  Once the inside of my card was finished, I tied it closed with some white ribbon to create an elegant bow.  Finally, I stamped the envelope to match.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (3 of 8)

I hope you have enjoyed today’s project.  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 Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other wonderful products 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:  Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Island Indigo – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  Island indigo – one scalloped oval; Whisper White – One large oval, Pool Party – two bitty butterflies.

Non-Stampin’ Up Products:  White Chiffon Ribbon.  Substitute with 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319).

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

 Weekly Deals

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.

Simply Sketched, You Make Me Happy! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Simply Sketched (wood mount and clear mount), Papillon Potpouri (wood mount and clear mount) and Perfect Pennants (wood mount and clear mount) stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  The Simply Sketched stamp set is one of the lovely hostess items you can earn through the Stampin’ Rewards program.  I am in love with the flower in this set! This is the second card I’ve created with it this week.  I think you can see by the different colors I used how versatile that little flower can be.  (There’s a cute little bird in that set too.  I haven’t used that one yet, but I expect you will be seeing it here soon.)

If you like what I’ve created today, I would love it if you would leave me a comment.  On March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a 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.  I get super excited every time that I see someone else is following my blog.  It just makes my day to know you are following along with me as I create these posts!

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (5 of 6)

Today’s card was inspired by:

I began my card with a  Whisper White card base.  Then I added a panel of Tempting Turquoise card stock using SNAIL adhesive.  Next, I dry embossed a panel of Island Indigo card stock using the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and added that to the front of my card.  For my focal point, I layered panels of Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight as the base for my three dimensional elements.

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (3 of 6)

Next, I used Staz-on Black ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the flower and leaf elements from the Simply Sketched stamp set onto a square of  watercolor paper. I also stamped an additional flower and leaf on another scrap of watercolor paper to add some dimension later.  I colored my stamped images using the Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, & Daffodil Delight) and a Blender Pen to give it a watercolor effect.  I cut out the extra flower and leaves using paper snips.  Then, I  attached the leaves to the foreground of my square with mini glue dots and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add my flower on top of the one on the square of watercolor paper for some extra depth.  Then I stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set onto some Whisper White card stock using Staz-on Black and colored it with my markers.  Then I cut it out using the Bitty Butterflies Punch.  I added a Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accent to the butterfly and added it to my square using Stampin Dimensionals.  I adhered my watercolored panel to a square of Whisper White and added the finished piece to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (1 of 6)

Then I stamped the “You Make Me Happy” greeting from the Perfect Pennants stamp set on Whisper White card stock using my Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I cut that out using the Banners Framelits Dies (2nd from the center).  I also cut a banners in Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo (3rd from the center). (Remember, the Perfect Pennants stamp set and the Banners Framelits can be purchased as a bundle for 15% off, wood mount and clear mount.)  I layered my greeting onto the Island Indigo banner and trimmed it down. Then I repeated the process with the Tempting Turquoise banner.  Finally, I finished my design off with a button from the Designer Subtles Collection and some bakers twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration item).

Simply Sketched Perfect Pennants (4 of 6)

For my finishing touch, I stamped the leaves from Simply Sketched and the butterfly from Papillon Potpouri on the inside of my card and colored them to match the front of the card.

I love how my watercolored square turned out.  The colors just pop off the page, and the dimension added by the 3-D elements make it all really jump out at you.  If you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  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!

If you would like to purchase the earn the Simply Sketched stamp set as a hostess reward, I hope you will consider contacting me.  Of course, you can always shop in my online store for any of the great products featured in this project by clicking here.  Remember you can earn the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack for FREE (Sale-a-bration items) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!: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 February 17.

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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 March 17.

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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

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672); Perfect Pennants (133230); Papillon Potpourri (123759)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banners Collection Framelits (132173); Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819); Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2″ x 2″ panel, one banner; Tempting Turquoise (102067) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel, one banner; Island Indigo (122923) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, one banner; Daffodil Delight (119683) – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel

Markers & Ink:  Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad (126952); Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259), Staz-on Black (101406)

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (119246); Buttons – Designer Subtles Collection (130030); Bakers Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-a-bration item)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Simply Sketched Just for You! – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s card features the Simply Sketched stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  This beautiful stamp set is one of our lovely hostess items available through the Stampin’ Rewards program.  I just love the way it turned out with the watercoloring!  I also love that this card was the perfect combination for four different challenges this week!  I find it invigorating to try to combine more than one challenge into one card, but four is a new record for me!  So, lots of props to the design teams who provided me with the necessary inspiration for today’s card:   Dynamic Duos #93, Mojo Monday sketch #336,  Splitcoast Stampers CAS #263, and SUO Challenges #92.  I have to say, I really enjoy participating in challenges.  I find that it makes me think creatively to figure out how I can meet the constraints presented by the design teams.  I highly recommend it to get those creative juices flowing!

Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my card today.  I really appreciate hearing your feedback.  It is so uplifting to know that someone admires your work.  Also, as an added benefit, on March 31st I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a 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.  I get super excited every time that I see someone else is following my blog.  It just makes my day to know you are following along with me as I create these posts!

Simply Sketched (6 of 12)

I began my card with a  Whisper White card base.  Then I added a panel of Sahara Sand paper from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack (Sale-a-bration item) using SNAIL adhesive.  Next, I dry embossed a panel of Blushing Bride card stock using the decorative dots embossing folder (Sale-a-bration item).  I layered that panel onto a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and added them to the front of my card. I used the 4th largest Circles Collection Framelits Die (counting from the outside in toward the center) to cut a circle of Crumb Cake card stock to mat my floral focal point.  I used the next smallest circle die to trace a circle in pencil on Whisper White card stock, then I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the flower and leaf stamps where I wanted them in the circle using  Staz-on Black Ink.  I stamped another flower and leaf on a scrap of Whisper White to cut out for my three dimensional element.

Simply Sketched (5 of 12)

For my watercoloring, I pressed my Sahara Sand  and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pads onto a ceramic plate and used some water and a paintbrush to color in my stamped images.  Then I cut out my circle using paper snips because I wanted to have the leaves overlap the circumference of the circle.  I also cut out the extra leaf and flower stamps.  I attached the leaves with mini glue dots, and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add my flower to the front of the card for some extra depth.

Simply Sketched (3 of 12)

Finally, I finished my card front with some pearls and the “Just for You” sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in Staz-on Black.  I punched the greeting out using the word window punch and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Because I wanted my sentiment to be small, I lined up the edge of the punch near the beginning of my greeting.  Then I attached it to a post-it note to serve as a handle and punched it again from the other side.  I just love how versatile Stampin’ Up! punches are.  With a little ingenuity you can really do so many different things with them.

Simply Sketched (10 of 12)

Of course, I couldn’t leave the inside of my card naked, so I stamped the images from the front on the inside and quickly colored them using the same watercoloring technique as before.  I think it makes such a difference when you add a little detail the the inside of the card.  It just seems to tie everything together and take your design to the next level.

I am very pleased with how this card turned out.  It was actually my first attempt at watercoloring on a card, and I think it turned out fabulously!  I hope that you agree.  If you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  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!

If you would like to earn the Simply Sketched stamp set as a hostess reward, I hope you will consider contacting me.  Of course, you can always shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper or the Decorative Dots embossing folder for FREE (Sale-a-bration items) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 11 – 17

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!: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 February 17.

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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 March 17.

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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

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672); Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Circles Collection Framelits (130911); Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration item); Word Window Punch (119857)

Card Stock & DSP:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, one word window punch, one circle; Sahara Sand DSP from the Sweet Sorbet series (Sale-a-bration) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Crumb Cake (120953) – 4″ x 4-1/4″ panel, one circle (Circles framelits); Blushing Bride (131198) – 4″ x 4″ panel.

Markers & Ink:  Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (131172); Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (126976); Staz-on Jet Black (101406).

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)