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Today I want to show you this Very Vintage Host Set. What is a Host Set? It’s a special stamp set only available to “Hosts” – those who either order $150 or more, or gather a group of friends who together order $150 or more. Hosts sets aren’t free, but they are significantly discounted. For example, this clear mount stamp set is only $13.50 (the wood mount set is $18).
Pretty Pointer: Use the watercolor stamp from the Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set ~ use it anywhere! Here I’ve stamped it behind the flowers to bring attention to them. This is one of those stamps that will be a go-to for me and you’ll see me using it often! I recommend it to you to bring a modern look to your cards without having to actually watercolor!
Why don’t you gather a few friends and family together, fix a little snack, and show them our awesome new catalog? Encourage them to order a few things, add your order, and in no time you will reach the $150 minimum (before tax and shipping). You could also email me and we might even be able to do a Facebook Live event for your friends and family, and I will share some of my creations! These are just a few ideas to help you get this fabulous Very Vintage Host Set 🙂 Email me at [email protected] and we can figure something out!
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Climbing Orchid is a stamp set that creates beautiful flowers. Combined with the Orchid Builder Framelits it’s a real winner! This isn’t a new stamp set but it’s new to me and I love it!
The photopolymer stamp set and dies have two sets of orchids, one small and one large, several different sizes of leaves, branches, and great sentiments. These are always the type of sets I’m drawn to — pretty images and sentiments that are in good fonts. Very versatile. You can use the sentiments with any image and that’s what adds to their versatility!
The orchids really steal the show here. They were stamped on Powder Pink card stock using Berry Burst ink, and then run through the Big Shot with the Orchid Builder Framelits Dies.
Pretty Pointer: The trick to bringing the orchids to life is to use a bone folder to round the edges of each orchid blossom downward from the center. You pull very gently with the card stock in between the bone folder and your finger. Do this to all the blossoms. Then sponge the centers (very lightly) and the edges of each blossom (with more ink and a firmer pressure) with a Sponge Dauber and the Berry Burst ink. You will love the results!
I used lots of Stampin’ Dimensionals to vary the height of the orchid blossoms and the sentiments. This is one fabulous set, I’m SO glad I got it! You’ll be seeing more of it for sure!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! See below for each product I used and click on the product to learn more!
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Today I am sending out the first round of my New Catalog Ribbon Shares! I’ve packaged them in clear cellophane bags and, of course, they needed some pretty tags!
I just got the gorgeous new Petal Promenade Suite and had to use it on the tags!
Beautiful Promenade Photopolymer Bundle Item No. 148389 $45
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The Suite has stamps, dies, and beautiful designer series paper, and I tried to use all of it!! 🙂
The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper forms the base of the 2″ tag. It’s backed with a piece of Whisper White card stock, and then punched at the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Then I started layering on pretty things!
The flower was stamped with Berry Burst ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and cut with one of the dies. Some of the leaves were stamped and die cut, and others were simply die cut. I added some pearls on the flower for bling!
Here is the finished product ~ 40 yards of ribbon for $35 plus $5 mailing. I still have a few spots left in my Second Ribbon Share. If you would like to participate, email me at [email protected] with the words “2018 RIBBON SHARE” in the subject line. For all the details, CLICK HERE.
Today’s card is easy to make 🙂 It features a new stamp set called Abstract Impressions and two beautiful new colors. They are bright and bold and have a real wow factor! Gorgeous Grape is one of two new purples, and Granny Apple Green is a crisp green, just like an apple!
This is a photopolymer stamp set with – get this – 21 stamps! There is so much you can do with this set, I’ve only used 2 of the stamps for today’s card, but I’m looking forward to using all of them!
To make this card you start with a Whisper White card base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded and scored at 4-1/4.” Then attach a panel of Gorgeous Grape card stock cut at 5-1/4″ x 4.” Cut a panel of Whisper White card stock to 5″ x 3-3/4.” Ink up one of the dotted stamps from the Artisan Textures stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink. Stamp off twice on another sheet of paper to lighten what you will stamp. Cover this card stock panel with light dots and adhere this panel to the Gorgeous Grape panel.
Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 2″ x 3-3/4.” Using the tall stem stamp and Granny Apple Green ink, stamp the long stems along the bottom of the piece. Then use the large circle flower stamp and Gorgeous Grape ink to arbitrarily stamp the flowers onto their stems. Attach this piece to the bottom of the Whisper White panel.
Stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock. Cut the sentiment out with the largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Die set. Adhere to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and you’re done!! If you like you can stamp the inside of the card and the envelope with the same stems and flowers. Easy, right?
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying my favorites from the new catalog! All of the items I’ve been showing you were part of my preorder that we demonstrators are allowed to purchase. But today I’m getting another HUGE box of new catalog goodies that we weren’t allowed to order early! Yippee! I might make a video for you tomorrow showing you everything as I open it!!! Not sure if I will be able to hold myself back long enough to even make a video 🙂 We’ll see …..
More favorites to show you from the new catalog!! The Accented Blooms Stamp Set is just downright pretty, particularly when colored. If you like coloring of any type, you will love this set!
You can use any coloring method you choose, but for my card today I used our alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends. It was easy and fun to color in the flowers and leaves. In fact, it’s actually relaxing. That’s what I love about stamping and coloring, they both take your mind off everything else. You may be worried about something or have lots of things going on, but as soon as you sit down to play with paper and ink your mind is taken off everything else and you are enjoying yourself!
Accented Blooms Clear or Wood-Mount Stamp Set Clear: Item No. 146681 Wood: Item No. 146678
Card Instructions:The large stamp in the set was inked wth Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped onto a panel of Whisper White card stock cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″. The flowers were colored in with the Stampin’ Blends shown above. A scrap of Whisper White card stock was stamped with just the top left corner of the big stamp, just enough to get the two mums (I think that’s what they are) stamped. I then colored the mums in with the Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blend and fussy cut the two mums. I superimposed them over the mums already stamped on the large panel and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives some depth to the flowers. The sentiment was then stamped directly onto the panel in the beautiful new Lovely Lipstick ink.
Now for the most fun part!! Have you ever discovered an absolutely darling little stamp that you hadn’t seen before? Well, I was looking at all the stamps in this new set and I discovered this sweet little vine-like stamp…and I fell in love!! Oh my gosh it’s SO CUTE!! I had to use it right away on this very card! It is SO easy to stamp repeatedly and join the edges together. Creating a border on this card was a snap! Here is the cute little thing:
Isn’t it darling? You might think that it would be hard to connect the edges as you stamp on the paper, but it wasn’t at all! And I love the results! I’m going to be using it as a border stamp a lot!!
So what do YOU think? Please leave me a comment and let me know your opinion about this set. I love to read your comments 🙂 CLICK HERE TO COMMENT.