After I created this card, I was curious about what color dragonflies really are. I had a recollection of blues, greens, something iridescent. Turns out I was fairly close. I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Pacific Point and Pool Party inks. What do you think?
The inspiration for this card came from this Week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge. Be sure to hop on over to the site. Better yet, create something for the challenge! There are lots of ways to create.
Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Card:
The challenge was to pick three ideas from the Tic-Tac Tuesday board. I selected “Emboss, Blue, Outdoors.” For the emboss portion, I used one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders on some Pool Party cardstock. Then I sponged the image with some Pacific Point ink. I used the same blues on the dragonfly. The other section of the card layer is Smoky Slate that I stamped with some Smoky Slate ink with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set. Finally, I used some Wink of Stella on the wings of the dragonfly.
Supply List for Dragonfly Dreams Cards:
All of the items I used today are being carried over to the new catalog.
There is still time to purchase items that will be retiring. Just click on the links below to see the lists of items that will be leaving as of May 31. Actually, items are starting to sell out so purchase soon.
Remember to use the May Host Code: PW97U9EF, then you will qualify for a drawing for the Host Benefits at the end of the month.
Discounted Items from Annual and Occasions catalog – AC-OCC Retired Disc-US
Occasions Catalog OCC Retired List-US
Annual Catalog AC Retired List-US
If you spend $50 on more on an on-line order, I’ll send you a spool of Gold Ribbon as a thank you.
Hope you are having a great day!
I think that the first thing I notice is color. Maybe card colors, clothing, furniture or decor items. So, when I saw that this week’s challenge from Global Design Project was a color challenge, I knew that I would participate. The choice of Coffee Cafe stamp set was totally random!
Isn’t this a great color combination? Here’s the challenge logo. Just click on the image below to go to the site.
Design Notes for Coffee Cafe Card:
One of the first things I did was to look in the Annual Catalog to see what colors were in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Once I saw that Soft Suede was one of the colors, it was an easy decision to use that paper on my card. I stamped the cup, lid and wrapper with Soft Suede ink and cut them out with the Coffee Cups Framelits..And isn’t the shimmery ribbon a fun touch? Finally, I added a little Wink of Stella on the words to make them stand out a bit.
Supply List for Coffee Cafe Card:
Can you take just a minute to vote for my card? I’m hoping to land in the top 10. If that happens then in a few weeks, I’ll be in an International Blog Hop.
Just go to this website.
Find my card, #3.
Click on the heart to vote for my card.
It’s as easy as that!
A high school friend of mine recently receive an impressive promotion. Yes, some of my classmates are still working! I wanted to send her a congratulations card and also wanted to try out a new technique I saw called Middle. You’ll figure out the reason for that name pretty quickly! Since I love the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, I decided to use that.
So, do you see why the technique is called “Middle”?
Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:
This was definitely a fun card to create.
- Stamp sentiment in the middle of layer.
- Place some Post-It notes over the sentiment, leaving room above the sentiment.
- Stamp images, in this case flowers from Oh So Eclectic.
- Replace Post-It Notes, covering the sentiment, but exposing the space beneath the sentiment.
- Stamp more flowers.
- Add lines above and below the sentiment using a Stampin’ Write marker. I used Dapper Denim.
Didn’t I say it was fun? It’s pretty easy also.
Please email me if you’d like a more detailed tutorial. ([email protected])
For the final touch I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers. I do love my Wink of Stella!
Supply List for Oh So Eclectic Card:
Note that both stamp set I used are available in both clear mount and wood mount. Take your pick.
The World Cardmaking Day sale is nearly over. You need to order by tomorrow evening. The Fast Fuse is not longer on sale but will be offered again (on sale) for a short time soon.
Here are the items on sale. Click on any image to see it a little better!
Luckily, you still have some time to order your favorite Designer Series Papers. Here’s the list of what’s on sale.
If you order online, please use the Host Code, unless you are order $150 or more – then YOU will get Host benefits. At the end of the month, I’ll select a name from those who placed online orders using the Host Code. If orders total $150 or more, that person will win the Host benefits – at least $15 in Free merchandise.
This month’s code is ZCDNA69A.
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Thanks to all of you who voted for my project a few weeks ago. Now I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. Pretty Exciting. Our task was to create a teacher gift. Turns out this was well timed. My goddaughter, Anne Marie, asked me to make some cards for her daughter Lia’s new pre-school teachers. What makes a card better? Candy! I got a chance to use the new Acetate Card Boxes. The boxes hold eight pieces of Ghirardelli Chocolate nicely!
Here’s a peek at the goodies!
Design Notes for Teacher Gifts
These box fronts were really pretty easy to create. I wanted to make something that looked like a chalk board. (Does anyone use chalk boards anymore?) So I stamped the Thank you with White Craft Ink and wrote the names with A Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
I’ll bet you have already figured out where the apples came from. I used petals from one of the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set. Carefully cut out one and you have an apple for the teacher. May sure you’ve shined your apples with a little Wink of Stella.
More Stops on the International Blog Hop!
There are other fabulous stampers on this hop. Be sure to check them out. The hop goes live at 6 PM (EDT).
Hurricane Harvey Help:
Remember, for all orders placed in September, I will contribute 20% of that order to the Houston Food Bank. On-line orders or any order will count! Thanks so much!
I’ve had some of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper since late April. I’ve used lots of the papers from the packages. But It’s really called Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series paper for a reason. There are two very, very nice papers in the package that are special. Both have gold on them. Each time Stampin’ Up! comes out with a package like this, I end up hoarding the specialty paper till it’s ready to retire. Not this year. I decided to break out the most beautiful sheet yesterday. No 12-Step program for me!
I was inspired by a very special challenge. This week the Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 100th challenge. The task was to select one of the designers to CASE (Copy and Share). My favorite challenge! I decided to CASE Janneke de Jong’s beautiful card in a Mini Treat Bag. You know how I love the Mini Treat Bag! Here’s my card and Janneke’s.
Here’s the logo for this week’s Global Design Project challenge. Be sure to click on the logo and go to the site to see all of the wonderful projects!
Design Notes for Eastern Palace Designer Paper Card:
Most of the time, I have fun making the cards and projects I show. I LOVED making this one. So much gold!! The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits make the bag so easy to create. When you make one of these bags, be sure to use something like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to assemble it.
My Eastern Medallions Thinlits got quite a work out for this project. I used three of them to create the flower at the bottom left. The pull tab for the card part was made with one of the Layering Circles Thinlits and one of the pieces from Eastern Medallions Thinlits.
Just to give everything a little more sparkle, I added Wink of Stella to the petals of the flower and to the stars on the dry embossed piece. Finally, I used some of the Gold Metallic Thread behind the flower.
Supply List for Eastern Palace Designer Paper Card:
Remember – BUNDLE! When products are in a bundle, buy the bundle. You will save money and have no regrets! In this case, the Eastern Beauty stamp set is bundled with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies. You might want to look at page 19 in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog to see the Designer Series Paper and other items that coordinate with the set.
Hope you are having a great weekend!