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)

Posted in 2017-18 Sneak Peek, Feminine, For You, Mother's Day, Ordering Special, Thank You, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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″
Posted in 2017-18 Sneak Peek, Father's Day, Masculine, Ordering Special, Sneak Peek | Tagged , , , , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in For You, Ordering Special, Thank You | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight Sneak Peek

So excited I had some time to play with my NEW Daisy Delight stamp set so I could share it with you!  It will be available for order from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2017-18 Annual Catalog on June 1st.

My card design was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #217

I used my Aqua Painter to wet the background area on a panel of Watercolor paper. Then I dipped the tip of the Aqua Painter in ink from the lid of Soft Sky Ink pad and applied it to the wet area.  I then did the same with Marina Mist Ink to add a little depth to the background.  While it was still slightly damp, I stamped the flower stems in Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green Inks.  Then I let the panel dry thoroughly.

Once dry, I stamped the tiny flowers in Flirty Flamingo and the little sprays in Marina Mist.  Then I stamped the small daisy in Flirty Flamingo Ink on Powder Pink Cardstock five times and used my Snips to fussy-cut the blooms.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the blooms as shown.  Such fun!

I used Fast Fuse to adhere the water color art piece to a panel of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, which I then wrapped five times with Linen Thread.  Then I used Dimensionals to adhere my art piece to the card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy Delight Stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on a strip of Powder Pink Cardstock and punched one end with the Triple Banner Punch.  After shaping the banner a bit with my fingers, I adhered it to the art piece with Multipurpose Glue on both ends and a piece of a Dimensional in the center.  I made a bow with 5 loops using the Linen Thread and adhered it to the front with a glue dot.

For the final touch, I added a new medium size Clear Faceted Gem to the banner and a few silver sequins to the art piece.

 

Cardstock Cuts for this Project:

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Powder Pink Cardstock – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel
  • Watercolor Paper – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panel for art piece

Stampin’ Up NEW Products available for order June 1st:

  • 143669 – Daisy Delight Stamp Set
  • 144245 – Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • 144244 – Powder Pink Cardstock
  • 144086 – Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • 144084 – Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • 144142 – Clear Faceted Gems

Stampin’ Up! Current Products used to create this Project:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Posted in Feminine, Thank You | Tagged , , , , | 21 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Updates

Stampin’ Up! Retiring List Posting April 10!

Stampin’ Up! will be announcing their list of retiring items from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog on Monday, April 10 at 1:00 PM (MT).  Once the retiring list is announced, all accessories will be available only while supplies last.  So if there is anything that you’re really wanting from the Annual Catalog or Occasions Catalog, order soon so that you don’t miss out!

April Paper Pumpkin Kit – Free Gift Included!

Paper Pumpkin is a craft kit shipped monthly and can be anything from cards to treat holders and even home decor.  It’s always a surprise – such fun!

If you want to sign up for the Special April kit the deadline is April 10th.

Stampin’ Up! turned creative control of their April kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and they’ve told us that the end result is stunning!  I can’t wait to see it myself!!  Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit.  Sara designed this kit for you, so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU!

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! They’re keeping it a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it.

Click HERE to place a prepaid subscription for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months in my online store.

Prefer a month-to-month subscription?  Click HERE to be a monthly subscriber and you will be charged $19.95 each month.

Reminder:  2015-2017 In Colors Will Be Retiring Soon!

Once the retiring list is posted on April 10, all of those retiring In Color items become available only while supplies last.

If you love these colors as much as I do, be sure to stock up on card stock, ink pads, ink refills as well as the ribbons and designer papers before they are gone!

Purchase Retiring 2015-2017 In Color items here:

Posted in Ordering Special | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Reflection Card

The Beautiful You stamp set has a nice variety of images and sentiments.  This makes it very versatile, so it can be used in many ways for many occasions.

For the art piece, I stamped the dancing girl image with Archival Basic Gray ink on a panel of Shimmery White cardstock.  Then I stamped her again on the smooth side of the acrylic sheet from the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Using a baby wipe, I carefully removed the puddle portion of the image, then turned it over, aligned the reflection image below the original and pressed the acrylic sheet to the paper to “stamp” the reflection.

I used a Blender Pen to apply ink to the image as follows: Soft Sky for the skirt, Sahara Sand for the top, So Saffron for the hat and Blushing Bride for the arms and legs.  I used an Aqua Painter dipped in Soft Sky ink and applied color from the puddle area down to the bottom of the panel.  Once the art piece was dry, I adhered it to a panel of Soft Sky cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I used SNAIL to adhere the patterned paper panel to a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I wrapped a length of Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon to this panel as shown, securing on the back with tape and adhered this panel to the card base using SNAIL.

To finish, I adhered the art piece to the card front with Dimensionals and attached a small bow tied with Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon with a Glue Dot.  Then I adhered a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock to the card interior with SNAIL.

Card Stock Cuts for this Project:

  • Soft Sky Cardstock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ for card base, 3-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – 3-3/4″ x 3″ for art piece
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock –  cut (2)  5-1/4″ x 4″ – one panel for front, one for the inside
  • Falling In Love Designer Series Paper panel – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Blender Pens

$10.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Posted in For You | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop.

As you go through the hop, each of us will be sharing a fact about autism with you.

Many children with autism have a reduced sensitivity to pain but may be extra sensitive to sound, touch, or other sensory stimulation—which may contribute to a reluctance to being cuddled or hugged.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.  I chose the colors from this symbol to use with the Lift Me Up bundle to create my card for the blog hop today.

Please consider making a donation to Autism Speaks by clicking here:

Thank you!  Every dollar counts!

Here is the list of bloggers participating in this hop:

  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper
  15. Sue Prather <= You Are Here

Card Details:

I sponged the clouds in Pacific Point ink on the Whisper White panel using the largest die cut cloud as a mask. Then I inked the three smallest birds from the High Tide stamp set in Pacific Point and stamped them in the upper left corner of the panel.  I used Multipurpose Liquid glue to adhere this panel to the red panel.  After wrapping the layered panel with Night of Navy solid baker’s twine as shown, I adhered it to the Pacific Point card base using Dimensionals.

The large detailed balloon is die cut from Night of Navy card stock and the color bands behind it are die cut from Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  After adhering the color bands to the back of the detailed die cut with Multipurpose Liquid glue, the Hot Air Balloon is adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock, trimmed close and adhered with glue and Dimensionals.  I embellished with a triple looped bow and some Enamel Shapes in Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight.

Card Stock Cuts:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Real Red – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel,  3″ x 4″ panel for die cuts
  • Daffodil Delight – 3″ x 3″ panel for die cuts
  • Night of Navy – 3″ x 4″ panel for die cut
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel for art piece,  1″ x 1-1/2″ panel or scrap for cloud die cut, 3″ long strip for sentiment

Additional Supplies:

  • Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies Bundle
  • High Tide Stamp Set
  • Pacific Point Ink Pad
  • Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine
  • Brights Enamel Shapes
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stamping Sponge
  • Dimensionals
Posted in Congratulations | Tagged , , | 32 Comments