Incredible Like You for Blog Highlights

It’s that time again, Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. I love seeing all the terrific cards made by demonstrators from all over the world! The theme this month is encouragement. Aren’t there lots of times when someone needs a little encouragement? I think so. Sometimes our friends or family just don’t know how wonderful they are! This month I made a special card for someone special to remind her about how terrific she is. The Incredible Like You stamp set was just the ticket!

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!,  

Be sure to go over to Kylie’s Post to see the other cards. And while you are there, could you vote for my card? Last month I got enough votes to participate in the International Blog Hop. I really appreciate you vote! Click here.


Design Notes for Incredible Like You Card:

I tried a new technique for this card. Did you notice? It’s called Modern Grid Technique. I saw it on another demonstrator’s website (Tinz Zinck). It’s deceptively easy! I’m going to write up a tutorial later this week and will share it with you.

I love this color combination. The Flirty Flamingo seems to go with so many colors but I think it really pops with the Coastal Cabana and Mossy Meadow. You should try it!

The flowers seem to have so much dimension. That’s easy to accomplish with the two step stamps.

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!,

There are two flower stamps in the set that go together. Stamp one, then stamp the other. I know it looks like two different shades but I used the Flirty Flamingo ink with both stamps. Also, it doesn’t matter which one you stamp first. Just line them up. (Easy to do with photopolymer stamps!)

Incredible Like You stamp set, Modern Grid Technique, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!,

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Tropical Chic for Global Design Project

This week Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 150th post. How could I not participate? I love the sketch. Here’s my take on the sketch using the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical Escape DSP, Friend/encouragment card, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the sketch for this challenge. Just click on the sketch to go to Global Design Project web site.

#GDP"150, Stampin' Up!,


Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

Don’t you just love that Tropical Escape Designer Paper? I think the colors are just terrific. Here’s what I picked out from the paper:



There are some small dots of Blushing Bride on the Designer paper that I used on this card. I tried to bring them out a bit by using some Blushing Bride card stock for the banner and behind the leaf. I also added some Blushing Bride ink to the Glimmer Paper. Have you ever done that. It’s really easy to color Glimmer Paper. It just takes a sponge or Dauber and ink. I did a video about this a while back. You might want to check it out.



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Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Stop back on Monday to see the second collar fold card, this time for a man.



A Serene Garden for My Friend

My good friend is going through a tough time. Her husband has been ill and recovery seems to be a long road. I thought I’d make her a card to show her I’m definitely on her side! I love the new Serene Garden stamp set and thought it was perfect for this kind of card. Today I am also participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. The theme is encouragement. So it all worked out!

Serene Garden stamp set Aqua Painter, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you love the colors in this card?

Here’s the information about the Blog Hop.


I know you will want to check out the other wonderful card and projects in this hop. Here’s the list.

Design Notes for Serene Garden Card:

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I thought it just called out for using Aqua Painters. I first stamped the image using Memento ink on a piece of  Watercolor Paper. Watercolor Paper is just the best thing to use with Aqua Painters. It’s thicker and has a nice texture. No curling or warping with this paper. I like to use Aqua painters because if I have and ink pad, I can use that color. As much as I love the Stampin’ Blends, I have lots more colors of ink pads than I do Blends.

When I wanted to add a ribbon, I didn’t have the right color, so I just used a sponge and ink pad and changed the color of the White Ribbon. Easy!

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Hope you are having a good day. Remember to check out the other sites on the blog hop! You won’t be sorry.

Hanging Garden For Global Design Project

I was excited to see a color challenge this week at Global Design Project. However, when I started to work on the card, I couldn’t get anything to work the way I wanted it to! I realized the stamps I was trying to use just didn’t lend themselves to a color challenge. Inspiration hit and I grabbed the Hanging Garden stamp set. Sometimes when a new catalog comes out, I forget about some of the other wonderful stamp sets I have. Here’s what I came up with.

Hanging Garden stamp set, #GDP141, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the logo for the challenge. Just click and you can see the designers samples and other entries.

#GDP141. Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Hanging Garden Card:

I love these three colors! They are all now in the Regals Collection. But they are all very intense, saturated colors, so I had to be careful not to use too much solid color. I ended up using Stampin’ Write Markers in the three colors for the flowers in the basket. Note my addition of greens for the leaves and just the tiniest bit of yellow for the center of daffodils. I think I can be forgiven for that! But, it turns out the background piece is really my favorite. I used the Sponge Brayers to create just a light touch of each of the three colors. The Real Red bow at the top of the hanger and the mat of Rich Razzleberry seemed to pull it all together.


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Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

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What’s a Partial Die Cut?

One of the fun things about being on a design team is that there are times when I really have to stretch myself. The Technique Challenge for this month at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday is called Partial Die Cut. I confess, I had not heard about it before. But, it turned out to be very cool. Harder to explain than to do! Here’s my sample for the challenge.

Partial Die cut, Stampin' Up!,

Do you see how the umbrella is popped above the top of the card? That’s because it is only partially cut out!

Here’s the logo and link for this month’s Technique Challenge. Try it!

Design Notes for Partial Die Cut Card:

If you go to the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday web site, there is a tutorial for this technique. Essentially, you are going to place a die on the card stock so that the top of the die is where the fold would ordinarily be. Then tape the die down with a little Washi tape. Place the die at the very edge of the cutting plate so that the bottom part of the die is over the edge and doesn’t get cut.

I used the Umbrella Weather Thinlit die to partially cut the paper. Then I also cut the same die using some Sweet Soiree Designer Paper.

The little flower box at the bottom was cut from some Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with a die from the Hearth and Home Thinlits set. The sentiment stamp is from the Hanging Garden stamp set. The flowers are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

I liked the rain showers / flowers idea. Not sure I got it across but now you know!

Partial Die cut, Stampin' Up!,

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What should I buy?

Later this week, I’ll be heading to Hartford Connecticut for a Stampin’ Up! event. Among other exciting things, I’ll get to see the new catalog! Yea! I’ll also find out what’s going to retire. What I know now, is that the 2016-2018 In-Colors will soon be gone. Also, anything with those colors in them.


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