Welcome to Team Stamp It’s February Blog Hop. This month, the participating stampers feature spring-related handmade greeting cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the hops on the blog. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest for a chance to win a free Looking Up card kit.
Flowing Flowers Spring Card
Spring calls for flowers. The Flowing Flowers stamp set found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog is perfect for a spring-themed card. I love the flower images but also the sentiments. (However, the sentiment on this card comes from the Timeless Tulips set found in the Annual Catalog. I had to go with the spring theme!)
Here are a few details about this card.
Color palette: Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, and Pool Party
Randomly stamp images on Basic White card stock in three colors
Emboss this piece with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder
Layer this on coordinating card stock
Tie a bow with the Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon
Stamp one large flower in Mango Melody and fussy cut with Paper Snips
Lightly sponge Mango Melody ink around the flower edges
Use dimensionals to pop up the flower on the card front
Cover flower with Wink of Stella
With a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker, color just the words “Happy Spring” on the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set on a piece of scrap Pool Party card stock. (I just happened to have a scrap piece from the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper out on my crafting table.)
Adhere to the front of the card.
Color three Basic Pearls with the Light Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend and adhere to the front of the card
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest to win a free Looking Up card kit. Congrats to last month’s winner: Judy Bennett.
I tried a technique that can offer the same look. (Yes, I’m a little late to the party. Lots of other videos and card samples showcase the alcohol ink technique.) But I had to try to for myself. I paired the designs with Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Sentiments stamp set. So excited to share all the finished cards!
This post features four of the cards I created with the set and technique. It works really well for backgrounds. Be sure to watch the video for a visual look of how I created these beautiful cards.
Here’s a quick recap of Sunny Sentiments meets alcohol ink technique:
Started with Stampin’ Up!’s vellum card stock. I made it larger than I needed so I could die cut it to size.
Scribbled, colored, drew on the vellum with Stampin’ Up!’ Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Use an color combination your heart desires.
With a paint brush, dribble and touch rubbing alcohol (the 91 percent seems to work the best) onto the ink and watch the magic happen. You could also blow on it or use a straw to move the ink around.
Be sure to play around with the different Stampin’ Blends colors to see all of the fun combinations you can make.
Let the image dry and then stamp.
Enjoy these card samples. Try this technique yourself and see what happens.
Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks Video
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The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is here! Have you seen the card samples created with these new products? I received my bundle/suite of products Saturday, ripped open the box, and started creating! Let me show you some of what I made. Be sure to watch the video (a replay of a Facebook Live) to see how I put these cards together.
What is the Butterfly Brilliance Collection?
This brand-new selection of products features butterflies, lots of butterflies. It includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and textured specialty paper. An early release of goodies that will be included in Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog, this bundle screams spring. I just love the product coordination of this sneak peek! (New Annual Catalog available May 4.)
Butterfly Brilliance cling stamp set. This large stamp makes a great background, but allows you to crop a bunch of butterflies quickly and easily. (I recommend buying an extra stamp set to cut apart; it allows you use to each butterfly individually.)
Brilliant Wings Dies. You have the option of simple die-cut butterfly shapes, intricately detailed die-cut butterfly wings, or layer both styles to create wonderful 3D dimension! Get creative with how you color the spectacular wings with a range of inks and sponge daubers.
Butterfly Bijou 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Choose from glorious butterfly patterns in shades of aqua, pink, and yellow or watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. You can’t go wrong with these unforgettable patterns. I love how some of the sheets coordinate with the die cuts. Only available while supplies last. Note: This 6 x 6 DSP will not be available in the upcoming catalog.
Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale wood grain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. Emboss it and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents. Only available while supplies last. Note: This specialty paper will not be available in the upcoming catalog.
I’m sharing a card using an embossing technique with Stampin’ Up!’s Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder.
I tried a super fun embossing technique that uses Stampin’ Up!’s Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder and Window Sheets. The Window Sheets, available in 12 x 12 sheets, serve as the card base! I cut the sheets into a size measuring 4 1/2 inches by 11 inches and scored it at 5 1/2 inches. Use a Bone Folder to get a good crease at the fold. I slipped the card front into the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. This texture and design offers a unique, see-through look.
The Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder used in today’s technique project is retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s offerings. Though it’s sad to see some products go, I look forward to a brand-new catalog being released to all customers June 3. (Note: Catalogs are one their way to current customers who shopped with me in the last six to nine months. If you don’t currently work with a demonstrator, I’d love to help you get started stamping.)
Click this link and shop the entire list of retiring products. This list includes the 2018-2020 In Color card stock, ink pads, ink refills, and markers; stamp sets; punches; die cuts and framelits, Designer Series Paper, ribbon; and more. Many of the products are discounted. Also, remember to check the Clearance Rack.
The Bloom & Grow stamp set and its coordinating framelits, Budding Blooms, are available now and in the upcoming catalog. Purchase them now as a bundle (before June 2) and you receive a 10 percent discount. They won’t be discounted when the new catalog goes live. I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends colors of Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Old Olive and die cut them with the coordinating framelits.
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Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions about this Country Floral Embossing Technique or other stamping projects.
It’s a Little Ladybug Birthday! I celebrated a birthday last week, and I’ve been so fortunate to have received a mailbox full of cards (and they’re still arriving)! Many of the cards have come from my many stamping friends. I can’t wait to open the envelope and see what they’ve created.
This card, created by friend and team member, Beth Doty, uses a variety of Stampin’ Up! products. It’s also a fun fold card. Be sure to see the photos below of the card in several open stages. I especially want to call attention to the ladybug featured here. This stamp, the sentiment, and the images inside can be found in the Little Ladybug stamp set. It’s available during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. Receive it free with a $300 order.
What’s even more fun are the coordinating Ladybug Dies (153588). They are available for purchase today for $29 (along with a host of other coordination products). See the flyer here. And here.
Here’s a picture of the dies.
Stampin’ Up! Ladybug Dies
Here are picture of the inside of this super cute Little Ladybug birthday card!
Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug
Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug and Ladybug Dies
This card also features Stampin’ Up!’s From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper found on page 9 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.
As a reminder, Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotions runs through March 31.
Here are all of the ways you can Sale-A-Brate:
For each $50 and $100 purchase (before tax and shipping) receive your choice of a free, exclusive product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Look for new stamp sets, a punch, a die, Designer Series Paper, card kit, and glimmer baker’s twine. Earn them all.
Invite your friends to a Stampin’ Up! party. When your sales reach $300, you earn a super cute free Little Ladybug stamp set.
If you have a large wish list, consider purchasing the Starter Kit. For $99, select $125 worth of product (your choice). It’s all shipped free. And, receive an additional stamp set from the Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog of any value as well as a mini paper cutter and 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Sampler.
Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you earn a 20 percent discount on all of your purchases. This is a great time to stock up on supplies and get your hands on brand-new products. This a great opportunity to be a part of my awesome team (Kim’s Paper Krafters) and be eligible to attend Stampin’ Up! events.
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