Seasonally Scattered Boxed Card Set – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is another boxed set of cards featuring the Seasonally Scattered stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I was inspired to create these cards by my friend Amy Koenders.  She created a similar card that introduced me to the baby wipe technique.  I had never heard of this method before, but I am in love!  I adore how the colors blend to create unique patterns.  To view Amy’s card and photo tutorial of the technique click here.

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (3 of 6)

First of all, let me apologize for the photos.  I couldn’t get them to show all the details of the Blackberry Bliss layer, which is dry embossed using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  In the pictures, the layer just ends up looking black, but when I tried to adjust the exposure everything else became washed out.  So, just imagine a great textured effect under the main panel. 🙂

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (5 of 6)

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (6 of 6)

For my stamped image, I used the baby wipe technique described in Amy’s post, but instead of creating stripes, I just used random drops of color.  I love the effect that is created by combining the Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, and Hello Honey inks.

Seasonally Scattered Boxed Set (1 of 6)

After my birthday party a few weeks ago, I had a lot of thank you notes to write.  This card design was perfect because it was really simple, but beautiful at the same time.  I was able to make 25 cards in under an hour (and then it took me another hour to write the notes).  I will definitely revisit this card design for thank you notes in the future!   If you like this project, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me. You will find a “pin it” button at the end of this post below the supply list.

Also, Please consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I would love the opportunity to earn your business.  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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New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Nov. 11-17

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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 November 17th.



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:  Very Vanilla- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Blackberry Bliss – 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″; Very Vanilla – 5″ x 3-3/4″

Card Box: Kraft – 9″ x 9″

Belly Band: Blackberry Bliss – 11″ x 7/8″ strip; Very Vanilla – 11″ x 3/4″ strip.

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Sweet Stripes from Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up!

Last week, while I was home caring for my sick little guy, a surprise arrived in the mail… My Paper Pumpkin!  It is always fun to see what’s in the box.  And, it was nice to have a simple project that I could work on while he was napping!

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (3 of 5)

I have to say I love this month’s kit.  It came with enough supplies to create four large cards and four small cards plus some super cute envelopes to match.  There were also extra die cut sheets and banners that I can use for another project (also nice in case you make a mistake).

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (4 of 5)

The kit includes everything you need… card bases, banners, stamps, ink, adhesive, envelopes, embellishments.  The only thing I had to provide was a pair of scissors. Another nice thing about this kit is that it covered many different occasions: friendship, congratulations, birthday, and thank you!  🙂

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (5 of 5)

The kit includes a cute little circle stamp perfect for making the small polka dots on the white die cut panel.  However, after stamping small polka dots on three of the cards, I decided to pull out my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and play with it instead.  I love the effect, and I have to admit it went much faster than the individual polka-dots.

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (6 of 5)

Check out the cute envelopes that came with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  The large cards came with pink and yellow solid envelopes, but the smaller cards had cute polka-dots and stars on them!  The small cards are just the perfect size to put on top of a gift too!  For the smaller cards, I used the And Many More stamp set to change up the greetings.

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin (7 of 5)

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join. (See below for more details on the My Paper Pumpkin Promotion.)

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.

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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My Paper Pumpkin… A Deal for New Subscribers

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Click here to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

WEEKLY DEALS for August 19-25

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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 August 25.

Hip Hip Hooray for Quick and Simple Solutions! – Stampin’ Up!

I’ll tell you what, the last few weeks have been rough!  After my difficult week last week, this week I have been sick all week!  I’m so grateful that Stampin’ Up! has provided us with quick and simple solutions for when life gets a little crazy!  Today’s project is a set of cards created with the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit from Stampin’ Up!

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (3 of 5)

My mom and I created these cards together a couple of weeks ago while we were on vacation at the beach. I knew I couldn’t bring a lot of supplies with me, but I couldn’t imaging a week without some form of creative play, so I threw the Hip Hip Hooray card kit and some paper snips into my suitcase.

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (4 of 5)

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (5 of 5)

Mom and I had a fun time playing together and we were able to whip out ten cards in no time flat!  What is even better, is the card kit comes with enough supplies for 20 cards, so I still have plenty more materials left in my kit for next time I need a quick solution!

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (6 of 5)

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (7 of 5)

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.

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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  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

My Paper Pumpkin… A Deal for New Subscribers

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Click here to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

WEEKLY DEALS for August 5-11

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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 August 11.


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.

By the Tide One-to-One Swap Card from Sylvia Wilson – Stampin’ Up!

I have another great project for you created by one of my readers for the one-to-one swap. Today’s project is a card created by Sylvia Wilson from Oregon.  Sylvia’s project features the By the Tide stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

One-to-One Swap (5 of 4)

Sylvia finished off the inside of her card and the matching envelope with the fan coral image too.  My readers will know that I love attention to detail, and the inside of the card is an important part of a finished project.  Nice work Sylvia!

One-to-One Swap (6 of 4)

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

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 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 July 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.

A Little Kindness with Kinda Eclectic – Stampin’ Up!

Okay, I know I said I was probably not going to post this week since we are so busy with preparations for my sister’s wedding, but what can I say… I got a burst of energy and decided to get to typing!  Today’s project is a cute card created with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This set is one that was at the top of my “must have” list for the new catalog.  I just love it!

Kinda Eclectic (5 of 6)

I’ve been playing around with layering and different uses for my Designer Series Paper this week.  I just love the Typeset DSP that I used for the torn banners on this card.

Kinda Eclectic (2 of 6)

I am also enjoying combining multiple images to create dynamic backgrounds.  This is a little different than my usual style, but I like it!

Kinda Eclectic (3 of 6)

For a finishing touch on the inside of my card, I stamped the polka dot border image and some butterflies on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I love how the polka dots have words inside them.  It gives the stamp added texture and interest and also made it a great partner for the Typeset DSP.

Kinda Eclectic (4 of 6)

This project would make a great thank you card or a love note for a friend.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  Please pin it to Pinterest if you are a fan of this card.  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 enjoy reading my posts.

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.

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

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 9.59.36 PMClick 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: Crumb Cake – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Very Vanilla –  4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card).

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Very Vanilla – Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch; Typeset DSP – 1″ strip of newspaper print (torn) and 3/4″ strip of black stripe (torn).

Blended Bloom Meets Work of Art – Stampin’ Up!

When I first saw the Work of Art stamp set at the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Annual Catalog Premiere, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure about it.  But, I love a free gift, so I was excited to try it out when we received it at the end of the night.  Boy, was my first impression wrong!  I have really enjoyed working with that set!  And, the Blended Bloom stamp is quickly becoming a favorite!  I think it is going to give my Blooming with Kindness stamp set a run for its money when it comes to “ink time.”  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I love that Blooming with Kindness flower! LOL.

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (2 of 9)

It has been so much fun playing with all my new items from the 2014 annual catalog pre-order.  If you haven’t seen the new catalog yet, now is a great time to get your hands on one so you can get your wish list ready for the official launch on June 2nd.  I will be mailing out complimentary copies to all my customers who place an order of $25 or more during the month of May.

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (5 of 9)I chose a Blackberry Bliss card base for my project today.  It is one of the new In Colors, and I am totally in love with this dark, regal shade of purple.  Next, I stamped the Blended Bloom stamp in the corner of a panel of Whisper Whisper white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  While I was at it, I also stamped a second flower on another sheet of card stock.  Blended Bloom & Work of Art (3 of 9)

Next,  I stamped the leaf image from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set along the edges of my Whisper White panel using Mossy Meadow ink (another new In Color).  For some of the images, I stamped off then stamped on the card, to give greater range of color in my card design.  Then, I stamped the paint splotches (yes, that is a technical term) in Wisteria Wonder and Hello Honey.  For the Hello Honey “paint” I stamped off once before stamping on my card to give the color a little softer effect.

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (9 of 9)

I just love the “You are a Fabulous Work of Art” sentiment from the Work of Art stamp set. The font is whimsical, and I adore the affirming message.  I used Blackberry Bliss ink and my stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I got the placement just perfect.  Then it was time for some coloring!

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (6 of 9)

I used my new Stampin’ Blendabilities markers (release date TBD) in Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie to color in my flower images.  I used the “dark to light” method (click here to see my video tutorial) to achieve the beautifully blended contrast and shading.  Once my flowers were both colored, I cut out the second flower I had stamped and set it aside until my card front was finished.

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (5 of 9)

I added a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Moonlight Paper Stack to the bottom of my stamped panel using SNAIL.  I ran SNAIL adhesive across the place where my two panels joined on the front of the card, leaving a 1″ gap where I wanted to put my knot.   Then I added a length of Hello Honey 3/8″ Stiched Satin Ribbon to my combined panel and anchored it on the back with SNAIL.  I slid a shorter piece of the ribbon under that one (where I had left a space in my adhesive) and tied it in a knot.  I have found that this method saves on materials, because  you don’t have to wrap the ribbon all the way around the panel.

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (9 of 9)

Finally, I added my flower to the bottom of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added some rhinestones that I colored using the Stampin’ Blendabilties.  For the inside of my card, I created an abstract design using the paint splotches from Work of Art.

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (8 of 9)

Blended Bloom & Work of Art (7 of 9)

I am really happy with how this card turned out.  I hope you like it too.  As always, if you are a fan, 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 purchases of these great new products and all your other stamping supplies.  If you need any stamping supplies 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.  If you place an order of $25 or more during the month of May, I will send you your very own copy free of charge!  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 13-19

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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 19.


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: Blackberry Bliss – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels: Whisper White – 4″ x 3-1/2″ panel (front), 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside); Moonlight DSP – 4″ x 1-3/4″ panel

Sneak Peek at the New 2014-2016 In Colors from Stampin’ Up!

I am having such a great time playing with all of my pre-order items.  Today, I want to introduce you to the new 2014-2016 In Colors: Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, and Blackberry Bliss.  Aren’t they just yummy!  At first when I saw them I noticed how similar some of them are to existing colors from Stampin’ Up!, but as I work with them more, I realize that each has its own unique characteristics.  Although some of the differences are subtle, they are important and lead to a more complete palette of color choices.  So, without further ado, here are your new In Colors!

Work of Art In Colors (1 of 17)

For each card in this set, I paired the In Color with two other existing colors for my ombre background.  I stamped the In Color with the chevron design from the Work of Art stamp set (available in June) so it would be easy to identify which one is the new color.  I also used the In Colors for the card base and tag design.  To finish things off, I added the beautiful new 3/8″ stitched satin ribbon to the top of the tag.  I love this ribbon!  It is so pretty, with a little bit of texture for a special added detail.

Work of Art In Colors (6 of 17)

Background Colors (bottom to top):  Tangerine Tango, Tangelo Twist (In Color), Pumpkin Pie

Work of Art In Colors (8 of 17)

Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight

Work of Art In Colors (10 of 17)

Mossy Meadow, Always Artichoke, Garden Green

Work of Art In Colors (13 of 17)

Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party

Work of Art In Colors (15 of 17)

Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum

Work of Art In Colors (8 of 17)

Work of Art In Colors (11 of 17)

To add a little bling to my cards, I finished off each tag with some rhinestones that I colored with the new Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers.  Then I stamped the chevron design on the inside of the card to tie everything together.

Work of Art In Colors (16 of 17)

I know that when you are able to get your hands on these great new In Colors you will fall in love with them too.  I adore the deep, rich purple of Blackberry Bliss and the calming effects of Lost Lagoon.  Mossy Meadow adds a nice new shade to the green color family offered by Stampin’ Up!  It has a little more lushness than Always Artichoke, but isn’t as vibrant as Garden Green.  Tangelo Twist provides a bit of a rusty undertone to the orange color family, while hello honey has some greenish undertones that remind me of dijon mustard.

Work of Art In Colors (1 of 17)

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know each of these new In Colors today.  I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your purchases of these great new shades when they become available in June.  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!

If you like today’s project, 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.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for May 13-19

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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 19.


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 Base: Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels: Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ two panels (front and inside)

Colored strips for background: Darkest Color – 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip; Medium Color – 1″ x 3-3/4″ strip; Lightest Color – three strips 3-3/4″ wide and approximately 1/8″, 1/4″, and 3/8″ tall. (I did not measure for these, I just made one skinny strip, and then made the next two slightly larger each time.)

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Whisper White – 2″ x 3″ Scalloped Tag

 

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! 🙂

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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.

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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!

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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″

 

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!

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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.

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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.”

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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!

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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.

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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