You’ve Got Style has been a very popular set in the recent Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and today’s project features these funny old ladies! Watch the video below to learn how to put together this quick and fun birthday card for someone who’d appreciate a laugh:
I chose Melon Mambo as my accent colour for the black and white base, but of course, you can choose any colour you think your friend would love.
Take a few minutes to see how quick this one is to finish and how to colour her up in no time:
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Are you looking for fresh inspiration? All new tutorials from 12 talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators on the All Stars Design Team:
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Tomorrow we will also have a Blog Hop (different projects!) using the same tools for more inspiration to compliment the tutorial bundle!
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I hope you are enjoying the long weekend! Today’s share is a long one, but with lots of resources and goodies! Please have a read all the way to the end. All the card samples are using the new Colorful Seasons Bundle.
I want to introduce you to the five new Stampin’ Up! colours:
Please meet Fresh Fig:
From top to bottom, the colours used here are Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig. The flowers are in Fresh Fig as well. Fresh Fig is a very rich, dark wine sort of colour.
Please meet Tranquil Tide:
From top to bottom, the colours used here are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tranquil Tide, and Always Artichoke. As demonstrated in the video below, Tranquil Tide is very much an “in between” colour. It will definitely change character depending on which colours you use it with!
Please meet Berry Burst:
From top to bottom we have Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig. The chair is also in Berry Burst. This colour is a purple-pink with a good amount of vibrancy.
Please meet Lemon Lime Twist:
I predict this will be the most popular colour of the five! Think fresh granny smith apples here. From top to bottom, I have used Lemon LIme Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke. The leaf is also out of Lemon Lime Twist.
Please meet Powder Pink:
Colours from top to bottom are Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, and Rose Red. Powder Pink is soft purpley-pink, perfect for subtle projects or perhaps baby cards.
Please keep in mind that you can buy all five of these ink pads in a bundle for virtually the same price as buying four of them individually. This is your best deal!
Enjoy the video below:
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Happy first day of June and the first day of our new Annual Catalogue! I had a great deal of fun putting through orders (mostly for myself!) this morning. There is nothing quite inspiring like a few new toys!
Today’s share is a fun Double Front Window Card using the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle:
Please also note the gorgeous, fantastic, versatile Wood Textures papers used here! How I love these! Wonderful with flowers, masculine, teens, baby — just anything at all! I encourage all of you to put these beauties on your first order!
The front panel of the card features a window, which I encourage you to watch the video below to see just how I did that to create the matted frame. The second layer of the card showcases a second wood print with a bit of stamping.
The Happy Birthday Die makes for a more interesting window here, but also consider you can cut the two words apart and use them separately for even more versatility!
Please take a few moments to watch my video and see how to make a card like this:
Thanks so much for stopping by – I appreciate each and every one of you! I hope you are enjoying the new catalogue and I look forward to another Stampin’ Up! year of inspiration, laughs and fun! Please join us for a class!
Hi friends! And a big Happy Mother’s Day to all women and to all dads going at it alone. It’s wonderful as a parent to be appreciated. I received a lovely, heartfelt letter from my middle daughter, Kjirsti. It’s moments like those that make it all so rewarding.
Today’s share is a Tarnished Foil technique project – one technique that I’ve wanted to try for a while. This is a great one for cards for the guys, but, as you can see here, it also makes a super background for a more vintage look:
This technique is reasonably easy to achieve. The key is to start with our fabulous Silver Foil cardstock.
- Emboss with the Woodlands Embossing Folder. I’ve seen it with the trees coming “out” as above and with the trees going “in” and actually, either looks great!
- Rub lightly with a black Staz-On pad
- Tap lightly with a Versamark and use Silver Embossing Powder over the top. Heat.
- Tap lightly with a Versamark and use Copper Embossing Powder over the top. Heat.
- Rub lightly with a black Staz-On pad.
Sadly, both the butterfly images and the two coordinating punches are being discontinued. Both winners! Please be sure to check out the Retiring List and the Clearance Rack.
I have layered the butterflies on top of the gorgeous background without any further embellishment. I thought it best to let the background speak for itself.
I will be teaching this project in my classes in May; I’d love to have you along! Please see my Calendar Page for a class nearest to you. I’d also be happy to schedule a regular or one-off class with you and your friends!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!
P.S. The new Annual Catalogue is live 1 June! Come to a class in May or message me to receive your copy!
Do you ever wonder which adhesive to use? Or how to use it?
Stampin’ Up! offers a range of adhesives, and each has its advantages and purpose. I’ve created two resources that I hope will be of use to all adhesive users:
- A video tutorial on how to use each of the STampin’ Up! adhesives. I admit it – I’m a bit OCD and I want you to get the best value out of your resources. I held an event recently and was surprised to find all three pairs of my scissors absolutely stuck shut by improper use of adhesives. I hope this video will answer a few questions and help you get more value out of your products:
2. I’ve also created a downloadable PDF file all about Adhesives. Here I’ve detailed out the pros and cons of each as well as provided a chart with suggestions for “best use” situations for each adhesive. Of course, this list is not 100% comprehensive, but I think will cover the general paper crafter’s questions:
I hope you find both of those resources useful and helpful! I do keep my ears open when I am teaching. I want to know what you want to know! If there is a resource you’d like to see, please feel free to let me know and I will put it on the list.
P.P.S. This weekend is our big OnStage training days. This is where Stampin’ Up! corporate offers training and new product introduction for the upcoming catalogue in June! We are all so excited to see what’s coming – can’t wait to share with you when we are allowed to share publicly!
Happy Wednesday! Today I want to share with you a project I’ve wanted to try for a while now – a debossed card using one of my favorite stamp sets: Cool Treats.
I love how fun and fresh these images are!
This project starts out using the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders to create a valley on the Whisper White cardstock. On this sample I’ve used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, and Pool Party.
I did a few different colour versions to show that this can be done for either gender or any age. For someone more sophisticated, I’d choose very soft colours, for example. But who doesn’t like ice blocks or at least have warm memories eating one?
This colour combination is So Saffron, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder. I’ve also switched the card base to Pool Party.
This project is March’s Birthday Club project – purchase kits of this project, pre-cut and ready to go! You can purchase just the kits or with the stamps, dies, and folder!
And please enjoy this video tutorial!