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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, and Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampers!

I couldn’t wait to order and receive the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets. They are just so beautiful! I have a tendency to hoard papers like this, so I was brave: I cut into it! (You receive four sheets each of three different single-sided designs in Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, and Pretty Peacock for $14.50.)

Inspired by Selene Kempton, this card features the Blueberry Bushel design. The paper does all of the work. I added the daisy — created by combining two punches from the large Daisy Punch and two punches from the Medium Daisy Punch. I put them together using glue dots and added a Pineapple Punch center using the 1/2-inch circle punch. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and is stamped on Blueberry Bushel ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock. It worked perfectly for my Sip and Stamp event held earlier this week at a local coffee/wine shop.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you want some of this beautiful paper for your stash, you can order directly from my online store. Click on any of the photos below to browse.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Kim

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Party Till the Cows Come Home!

Stampin' Up! Over the Moon, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Over the Moon

Hello Stampers!

Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog has been live two weeks! There are so many fun stamp sets it’s hard to know where to start. If you love animals or cows, Over the Moon is a fun one. And, look, you can color the cows any color you want. Who’s judging?

This is a “fun fold” card, though I’m not exactly sure what the name of the fold is. I do know it doesn’t look like my typical cards! But here’s how you create it. Cut an  8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of card stock down the middle vertically. Your piece then measures 4 1/2 x 11. Score it at 5 1/2 inches. Then, trim a piece 2 3/4 inches from one end. That piece becomes the “swing” piece. It should measure 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches.

Stamp the cow image and the sentiment with Stazon Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 4 x 2 1/2 inches. I colored the cow with a variety of Stampin’ Writer Markers, including: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, and Coastal Cabana. These are the coordinating colors in the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. I used that paper for the accents on the Crushed Curry base. One piece is cut at 2 1/2 x 4 inches (adhere to front flap) and another is 1 x 4 inches (adhere to Whisper White insert that’s cut at 5  1/4 x 4 inches and taped to the Crushed Curry base).

Adhere the stamped image to the Crushed Curry piece. Using Dimensionals, pop it up on the small, “swinging” panel.

It’s always a bit difficult to write the directions instead of showing. If I get requests, I could show how this card is made on a Facebook Live.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions!

Kim

 

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Above the Clouds Sneak Peek

Stampin' Up! Above the Clouds, Hot Air Balloon Punch

Stampin’ Up! Above the Clouds, Hot Air Balloon Punch

Hello Stampers!

It’s almost here! In just a little more than 24 hours, we can order anything we want from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog. Today, I’m sharing a fun card created with the Above the Clouds Bundle. It features the photopolymer Above the Clouds stamp set and coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch. I also used some of the brand-new In Colors: Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Terra Cotta Tile. I punched the balloons from the 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper Stacks. Notice the gingham? I can’t wait to order these versatile papers in all of the colors. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set, also available in the upcoming catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back for another card tomorrow when the catalog goes live.

Kim

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#simplestamping Challenge

#simplestamping/Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

#simplestamping/Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree

Hello Stampers!

For the last several months, Stampin’ Up! has issued a #simplestamping challenge. This month, the challenge calls for us to create a card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper featuring a retiring stamp set.

I used Lovely as a Tree as my focal point. This stamp set has been in Stampin’ Up!’s catalog longer than any other set — since 2001. It officially retires June 3 and won’t be available through Stampin’ Up! It’s a staple for the card-maker’s shelf as it lends itself well to a lot of different occasions. I added a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, which WILL be available in the upcoming catalog.

This card uses the double-time stamping technique. The Whisper White Thick Card Stock base measures 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches and is folded in half. The Night of Navy piece measures 3 1/4 x 3 inches. The Whisper White center piece measures 3 inches x 2 3/4 inches. To achieve this effect, you place the small white piece on top of the base and stamp your image across both pieces. You then layer the smaller piece onto the Night of Navy layer (sponge fist) and then add it to the card base. Add your sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you love Lovely as a Tree, be sure to place an order for it before June 3. Clock on any of the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store. Let me know if you have questions about this card or any other stamping technique.

Kim

 

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So Long to Better Together

Stampin' Up! Better Together and Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Better Together and Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampers!

When June 4 rolls around a number of awesome and versatile Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and other products won’t be available, including the Better Together set and the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper. I’ve paired them here for a festive birthday card.

This set makes a good addition to your collection because in addition to birthdays it has you covered for weddings, sympathy, and baby.

Stampin' Up! Better Together

Stampin’ Up! Better Together

Here’s one more card sample using this set. It also features the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. (Note: It also retires June 3.)

Stampin' Up! Better Together Baby and Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Better Together Baby and Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Thanks for stopping by today. If you see any must-have products, be sure to check out my online store. Click on any of the images below.

 

 

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