Stampin’ Up! Hello Floral Statements

Hello, hello!  I just love the simplicity of this stamp set – sentiment and image all in one.  You can chose to color or not, and it’s still beautiful.

The image is stamped with Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Watercolor Pencils added just the right amount of color I was after.  No water added, just colored the images.  The white shows up well and a light touch of pink added a bit of depth, don’t you think?  Colors used – Whisper White and Melon Mambo for the flower petals, Daffodil Delight for the flower centers and Old Olive for the leaves.  They look like native wild roses.  Love how easy it was to get this look!

Hint: after coloring the flowers, I wanted the black to be bolder, so I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker brush tip to go over the stamped lettering and the writing tip to go over the image outlines.

The mat is a panel of Basic Black cardstock cut the same size as the art piece and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue offset a bit, as shown.   Solid Baker’s Twine in Basic Black is wrapped around the panel three times and secured on the back with tape.  Then the panel is adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse.  To finish, a triple looped bow is adhered to the card front with a glue dot.

***Card cuts and dimensions are listed at the end of this post.

Products used to make this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

*** Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • Whisper White Thick CS – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for card base
  • Crumb Cake CS – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
  • Basic Black CS – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel

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Stampin’ Up! Summer Sampler for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all using products from the new catalog, which went “live” June 1.

What a great way to welcome Summer and the new catalog – celebrate with a Stampin’ Up! Sampler.  It highlights the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and numerous new stamp sets, dies and punches.

This sampler was inspired by one designed by Lynn Streifert.  You can see her original post here.

          

This project incorporates a number of skills and techniques – stamping, die cutting, paper shaping, fussy cutting, sponging, stamping off, direct to rubber coloring with markers, using a stamp positioner, punching, working with ribbon, and two-step stamping, as well as using different adhesives – SNAIL, glue and dimensionals.  I think that about covers it!  Each individual finished square is 3″ x 3″ and the Shadowbox frame is 10″ x 10″.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Linda Richenberg’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that  Jaimie Babarczy created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Sue Prather  You are here!
  3. Linda Richenberg
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Amy Koenders

We had a Team Meeting this past weekend and all who were able to attend made the Summer Sampler together.  We worked hard, but had a fun time, too.  Here they are, pausing a minute to smile:

If you interested in joining my team, you can find more information here.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Products used to make this project:

Daisy Punch

$18.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

*** Cardstock cuts for this Project:

  • Wisteria Wonder CS – three 3″ x 3″ squares
  • Old Olive CS – three 3″ x 3″ squares
  • Daffodil Delight CS – three 3″ x 3″ squares
  • Pool Party CS – two 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ squares
  • Whisper White CS – one 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ squares
  • Assorted Delightful Daffodil DSP as shown – six 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ squares

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Stampin’ Up! Delightful Daisy Notecard

Sometimes a handwritten note on a sweet notecard is just perfect for the occasion.  The Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper had so many sweet floral images – just delightful to work with!

The front of the Night of Navy 3-1/2″ x 5″ notecard is scored on all sides at 1/4″ and 3/8″ to frame the design.  I chose an image that worked perfectly and fussy-cut it, purposely leaving a narrow white border all around.  Multipurpose Liquid Glue was my choice to adhere the floral image to the card front.  Clear Wink of Stella added some sparkle to the daisies.   The new 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Calypso Coral is the perfect size for a small bow, adhered with a Glue Dot.  For the final touch, I added a few Pearls and Rhinestones.  Quick and easy!

 

The panel for the card interior provides plenty of area to write a special note.  It is cut 6″ x 4-1/2″ , scored at 3″ and folded in half.  I used SNAIL to adhere the upper portion only to the back side of the card front, carefully aligning the folds and left the lower half free.  A small floral image from the Delightful Daisy DSP is fussy-cut and adhered to the bottom right corner of the interior panel.  Add a little Wink of Stella on the daisies for some sparkle, and it’s complete, ready for that special note.

*** You will find a list of cardstock cuts & dimensions for the layers at the bottom of this post.

Products used to complete this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

*** Cardstock cuts for this Project:

  • Night of Navy CS – 7″ x 5″ panel scored at 3-1/2″ for card base
  • Whisper White CS – 6″ x 4-1/2″ panel scored at 3″ for card base
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Stampin’ Up! Red, White and Blue Wood Words

On this Memorial Day weekend, I’m honoring those who gave their all for the Red, White and Blue.  My card features the Wood Words stamp set as well as Wood Textures DSP.

I’m participating in the  Stamp Ink Paper Challenge this week:

To start, cut all the Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock and Wood Textures DSP panels and set them aside.  Dimensions are listed at the end of this post.  Using Night of Navy Ink, stamp three star images from the Wood Words stamp set on the 2″ x 5-1/8″ panel of Wood Textures DSP, allowing space between the images for die cutting.  Then cut the three stamped images with the second to smallest Layering Squares Framelit die.  The three Real Red layers are cut with the second to smallest Stitched Shapes square Framelit die.  And the three Night of Navy scalloped layers are cut using the fifth smallest scalloped Layering Squares Framelit die.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the cardstock layers and stamped DSP – assembling the three accent squares – and set them aside.

After stamping the sentiment from Wood Words in the lower right corner of one of the large DSP layers, use SNAIL to adhere it to a Night of Navy cardstock panel.  Then wrap this panel three times with Linen Thread and use tape to adhere the loose ends to the back.  Adhere the panel to the card base with Dimensionals.  Next, it’s time to use Dimensionals to adhere the three stamped star panels to the card front.  Tie a bow using Linen Thread looped 5 times and adhere with a Glue Dot, as shown.  Embellish the top right and bottom right sections of the card front with Night of Navy Enamel Shapes stars.

For the inside liner of the card, stamp the small spray of stars image from the Wood Words set with Night of Navy ink in each corner of the Wood Textures DSP panel.  Adhere the DSP panel to the Night of Navy cardstock panel with Snail and adhere the liner panel to the card interior with SNAIL, as well.

*** You will find a list of supplies, including cardstock cuts & dimensions for the layers at the bottom of this post.

Have you heard?  Stampin’ Up! has a new Ordering Special!

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Products used to complete this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Available for Order on June 1st:

  • 143928 – Woods Words Stamp Set
  • 144177 – Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack

*** Cardstock and DSP cuts for this Project:

  • Real Red CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ for card base, scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/4″ x 7″ panel for die cut layers
  • Night of Navy CS – two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels – one for card front, one for inside liner, 2-1/4″ x 7″ panel for die cut layers
  • Wood Textures DSP – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels for card front and inside liner, one 2″ x 5″ panel for stamped and die cut star images.  Hint: Flip through the stack – remembering it’s two sided – and choose the pattern that’s the most white.

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Stampin’ Up! Thank You Mom Sneak Peek

First of all, I want to wish every Mother a Happy Mother’s Day today!  I’m so grateful for my Mom and everything she did for me and for our family.  Today’s card features the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper available for order on June 1st.  This paper has so many beautiful floral patterns, it’s easy to find the perfect one for your project!

My card design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 496 Sketch

I started out by die cutting the word MOM from Night of Navy cardstock with the Large Letters Framelits Die set and set it aside.  Then I pulled out the Banners for You stamp set and coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits to build the Thank You banner.  I die cut the banner from Night of Navy Cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and used the same die to cut it out as well.  I love the way this die cuts both the frame and insert at the same time.   I cut a panel of the Delightful Daisy DSP and adhered it to a mat of Night of Navy cardstock with SNAIL.  Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the letters and the sentiment banner to this focal piece.  I fussy-cut a couple flower images with my Paper Snips from the DSP and adhered them to the banner to “pretty it up” a bit.  A panel of Wisteria Wonder cardstock adhered to the back of the focal piece picks up a color from the DSP to finish off this layer.

The card base is cut from Night of Navy cardstock and has a layer of another pattern from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, adhered with SNAIL, as well as two narrow banners – one is Whisper White and the other is Old Olive, adhered with Liquid Glue.  I used the Banner Triple punch on both ends of the banners.  Then I used Dimensionals to adhere the completed focal piece to the card base.

Add a panel of Whisper White cardstock with a small floral image fussy-cut from the DSP to the inside of the card and it’s done!

You will find a list of supplies, including cardstock cuts & dimensions for the layers at the bottom of this post.

Have you heard?  Stampin’ Up! has a new Ordering Special!

FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off your Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

 

Products Used to Complete This Project:

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Available for Order on June 1st:

  • 144137 – Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Cardstock and DSP cuts for this Project:

  • Night of Navy CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ for card base, scored at 4-1/4″, 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel for focal piece, 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for banner, 3″ x 6″ (or scraps) for die cut letters
  • Delightful Daisy DSP – 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel for base, 4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel for focal piece, scrap for fussy-cut flowers
  • Whisper White CS – 1″ x 3-1/2″ panel for sentiment banner, 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel for liner, 6-5/8″ x 1/2″ strip for banner (5-1/4″ finished length after punching both ends)
  • Wisteria Wonder CS – 4-5/8″ x 1-3/4″ panel for layer behind focal piece
  • Old Olive CS – 6-5/8″ x 1/2″ strip for banner (5-1/4″ finished length after punching both ends)

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Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures Sneak Peek for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all creating projects with a masculine theme and I have chosen to feature the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, available June 1.

My card design was inspired by the Fab Friday 111 Sketch.

I started by selecting different patterns from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack.  I just love the variety and selection – so many choices!  The first layer is matted on Basic Black cardstock and popped with dimensionals on the card base.  The vertical strips are matted on Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the first layer with Multipurpose Liquid glue.  The sentiment is from the Guy Greetings stamp set, stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock.  One end is punched with the Banner Triple punch.  It is glued to a strip of Basic Black cardstock which was also punched with the Banner Triple punch.  The sentiment banner is adhered to the card with Dimensionals. It is embellished with a triple looped bow made with Basic Black solid baker’s twine, which I attached with a Glue Dot.

For the inside of the card, I used a panel of the Wood Textures paper with an added strip along the left side

The wood designs in this Stack are prints of photographs of real wood in many states, sizes and natural colors.  They are perfect for backgrounds and focal points and great for “building” boxes and crates, plus anything else you can think of.  They are 6″ x 6″, 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs and they are loose – no glued edge!  Yay!  Available June 1.

You will find a list of supplies, including cardstock cuts & dimensions for the layers at the bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

 

 

 

 

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Linda Geiger
  3. Jari Francis
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather <= You are here
  6. Amy Koenders

Have you checked out Stampin’ Up!’s current customer ordering special?  Take a look:

Click on the flyer below for details on the two bundles available until May 31st.

Click to check out the Retiring Products,available through May 31 or while supplies last!

And be sure to check out the Clearance Rack too!

Products used to create this project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

Available for order June 1st:

  • 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack

Cardstock and DSP cuts for this Project:

  • Basic Black CS – card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  • First layer – 4″ x 5-1/4″ DSP matted on Basic Black CS panel 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Long strip – 5/8″ x  4-7/8″ DSP matted on Basic Black CS 3/4″ x 5″
  • Next strip – 1/2″ x 3-5/8″ DSP matted on Basic Black CS 5/8″ x 3-3/4″
  • Sentiment – (finished size – after punching) 3-5/8″ x 7/8″ Very Vanilla CS matted on Basic Black CS  3-3/4″ x 1″
  • Inside liner – 4″ x 5-1/4″ DSP with strip 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
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Stampin’ Up! Eastern Palace Intro

Stampin’ Up! has released the Eastern Palace Suite from the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog for customer orders a month before the catalog launch.  How awesome is that?!?  It’s available for purchase in two special bundles – more on that later.   Here’s my card:

My card design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 495 sketch.  Fun!

I started by selecting different patterns from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper that I felt would show off all the fabulous layers on this card.  I love the rich colors and the way all the patterns work so well together and don’t overpower each other. I matted each layer on either Gold Foil Sheets or Dapper Denim cardstock.  Then I finished off the sentiment layer with a star shaped die cut from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies, embellished with a large Gold Faceted Gem – available in just a few weeks.  The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phases stamp set, stamped in Dapper Denim ink.

For the inside of the card, I used a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock trimmed with a strip of the Designer Series Paper.

You will find a list of supplies, including cardstock cuts & dimensions for the layers at the bottom of this post.  So are you ready for the details on the special bundles?  Take a look:

Click on the flyer below for details on the two bundles available until May 31st.

Current items used to create this project:

Big Shot

$110.00

Available for order June 1st:

  • 144141 – Gold Faceted Gems

Don’t miss out on the Retiring Products, available only while supplies last!

And check out the Clearance Rack too!

Cardstock and DSP cuts for this Project:

  • Dapper Denim cardstock- 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • First layer – 4″ x 5-1/4″ DSP matted on 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ Gold Foil Sheet
  • Second layer – 3″ x 3″ DSP matted on 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ Dapper Denim cardstock
  • Third layer – 4″ x  1-3/4″ DSP matted on 4″ x 1-7/8″ Gold Foil Sheet
  • Fourth layer – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ DSP matted on 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ Dapper Denim cardstock
  • Fifth layer – 2-1/2″ x 1″ Very Vanilla cardstock stamped in Dapper Denim ink and matted on 2-5/8″ x 1-1/8″ Gold Foil Sheet
  • Star shaped die cut – Dapper Denim cardstock
  • Inside liner – 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla cardstock with 4″ x 1/2″ strip of DSP

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