Oh my goodness, I just received some of the new products from the Occasions 2019 Catalog and they are FABULOUS!! I have to give you a sneak peek!!
This catalog goes “live” on January 3, 2019, and all the products will be available to order then. But as a demonstrator, I’m able to see and order the items early…WOO HOO! If you would like to order these items NOW, you CAN by purchasing the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit! You can get these products as part of your Starter Kit!! CLICK HERE to find out more, or email me at [email protected]
From the new Wonderful Romance stamp set I’ve used this large floral and leaf stamp. It’s so pretty I just had to watercolor it!! First I stamped it onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock using Sahara Sand ink. This creates very faint lines which give you the borders for watercoloring. (It’s called borderless watercoloring.)
Using an Aqua Painter, I gently applied color and a bit of water to “color in” the stamped image. It was fun to use different shades of green to create depth. The colors are Granny Apple Green and Old Olive ink. The larger flowers are watercolored with Gorgeous Grape ink, and the tiny flowers in Petal Pink.
This stamp set has the cutest little stamp with tiny dots. I’ve stamped it all around the leaves and flowers ~ truthfully, I was having so much fun I just kept stamping those little cuties!!
Thank you for stopping by today! If you are one of my regular customers, your 2019 Occasions Catalog is on the way to you! If you’d like to be my customer, just place an order in my online store by clicking the graphic below and I’ll send you a catalog right away!
If you are a card maker, envelopes are important! They set the stage for the experience of the person who receives your card. I like to think that when a person finds a personal envelope in their mailbox — they smile! Especially these days when much of our communication is electronic.
So when a person sees that hand-addressed personal envelope, they are already excited. Why not give them a little preview of what’s inside? That’s what decorated envelopes do — give just a “taste” of the handmade goodness inside!
Today I have for you four different ways to decorate your envelopes using designer series paper. The first decorating technique is to simply add a stop of designer paper on the left side of the envelope. I’m using the gorgeous Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. The filagree-looking pattern (at the top left below) is my favorite! 🙂
It’s best to start with a nice envelope, and the key here is to have the right sized envelope for the card you’ve made. Our Stampin’ Up! envelopes are SO nice! They fit the A2 sized card perfectly and are an excellent quality. Personally I never use any other envelopes. And they come in both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.
Lining the inside flap of an envelope is a wonderful way to decorate it.The Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies have a great envelope liner die to line the flap – like the one below!
You can also decorate the outside flap of the envelope! The video above will show you exactly how to create the envelope below using a thin strip of card stock above the designer series paper. You could also leave off the thin card stock strip as an alternative.
Thank you for stopping by today! Now go make beautiful envelopes!!
Hanukkah begins the evening of December 2nd this year, and that means it’s time to send Hanukkah cards! Stampin’ Up! has a Happy Hanukkah sentiment in the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. Now, true to the title of the stamp set, the Happy Hanukkah stamp is – well, itty bitty! 🙂
I wanted a bigger sentiment, so I used the “Happy” die from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Die. It really makes a BIG statement, doesn’t it?? 🙂 Now don’t judge me – I cut the itty bitty “happy hanukkah” sentiment stamp in half. I know, shocking isn’t it? I actually do this every so often. I was left with just the word “hanukkah,” which was exactly what I wanted! I stamped it all over the bottom half of Whisper White panel.
To divide the two halves of the panel I used a 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Blueberry Bushel card stock with a strip of 1/8″ Silver Ribbon ~ this ribbon is retired but I had a little bit of it left 🙂
The sparkly star in the center was cut using the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and Sparkle Glimmer Paper. This is the LAST DAY to order these limited time dies.
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Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Color Challenge over at Global Design Project. The colors are beautiful and it was a pleasure to work with them! Here they are:
The Angels on Earth stamp set is one of my favorites from this Holiday Catalog. All the stamps in the set are great, but these corner flourish stamps are really fun! And stamped in Crumb Cake ink they give a real vintage look. Here I’ve used Watercolor Paper and given it a wash of Merry Merlot ink and water. After the panel was dry I stamped the flourishes in the corners. Then I used a sponge dauber to apply Frost White Shimmer Paint lightly over the whole panel.
The Crumb Cake card base was stamped tone-on-tone with Crumb Cake ink using an elongated flourish stamp in the set. The flowers and leaves were cut from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies (only available until November 30!!!). I colored some Frosted Epoxy Droplets with Merry Merlot ink using a Blender Pen and used them as centers for the flowers. Oh, and I applied some of the Shimmer Paint to the flowers also to make them sparkle 🙂
Some Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper assortment was punched with the Pretty Label Punch creating a nice background for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Wishing You Well stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.
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This simple little notecard was created with the Healing Hugs stamp set. As the holidays approach, I’m thinking of friends who need a little “note” to let them know someone is thinking about them. This card is easy to make and will be good to have on hand 🙂
The rose and leaves from this stamp set are combined with two die-cut shapes cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. The shapes give a nice background to the beautiful rose. One shape is cut from Whisper White card stock and the other one is cut from Old Olive card stock.
A simple sentiment from the Wishing You Well stamp set is stamped on a 1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock in Old Olive ink which coordinates so well with the leaves and the stitched square. This is Stampin’ Up!’s specialty ~ the papers, inks, embellishments, etc. all color coordinate to help you create a beautiful project!
Here’s my video showing you how to create this notecard:
Here are the stamp sets used on today’s card. Click the pictures to learn more:
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This is such a wonderful time to let friends know you are grateful for them! And this sentiment from the Falling for Leaves stamp set is great for doing just that!
The base of this card is Crumb Cake card stock. The Whisper White panel was embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink and punched with the Starburst Punch.
The leaves were punched using the fun Sprig Punch, and a little bow was tied with Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. This is an easy card to make, and so nice to send at this time of year 🙂
And, the Winner Is ….
According to the random number generator, yesterday’s featured card is being sent to Patricia Allison!!! I’m so excited for Patricia!! Her comment was:
“This is a great design to make in multiples! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us… very nicely done!”
To see the card Patricia won, CLICK HERE. I’ll be sending Patricia her card right away! Be sure to watch for my next card giveaway!!
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