Time passes quickly, and it’s been three months since I first played with this Bubble Over Bundle at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Salt lake City. This Bundle was at the top of my list, and I’m still having fun creating with it.
I first stamped the smaller of the two bottles in the Bubble Over stamp set, and the five bubbles, in Daffodil Delight ink. The Bottles & Bubbles die set has the dies for cutting. The five bubbles are on one stamp, and the die cuts them out separately.
Next, I stamped “Your kindness is most refreshing” in Dapper Denim ink, and used the bottle label die from the Bottles & Bubbles die set for cutting.
If you order the stamp set and die set together, they are called a Bundle. And, if you order this way, Stampin’ Up! rewards you with a 10% discount. I’m all about the discount, so I bought the Bundle.
All of this bubble action seemed to call for the Sequin embossing folder, which I used to emboss the Whisper White background. I layered this on top of striped Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper on a Thick Whisper White card base.
I wanted the bottle to stand out (literally), so I placed it on dimensionals on top of a 2″ banner that I cut with the Triple Banner Punch. I embossed the banner for interest, and raised it even higher on Adhesive Strips.
Both embossing folders, the Sequins and the Simple Stripes, are in the Occasions catalog.
I embellished it a bit by adding a bow of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, which looks like Dapper Denim. Right? And, if you’re wondering, I purposely frayed the ends. I’m a neat freak, so this wasn’t easy. If you see a touch of shine, it’s from the Clear Epoxy Shapes making more bubbles.
Some cards call for a certain sentiment on the inside, so I added, “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness” in Dapper Denim ink, along with some stamped bubbles in Daffodil Delight. This lead to completing the envelope flap with dotted Melon Mambo Designer Series paper.
All of this resulted from inspiration I received from two challenges.
The colors are from Global Design Project.
And, the sketch Design is from FabFri.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness.”
This Global Design Project sketch greeted me this morning:
The little bird from Petal Palette wanted to take part. She is a domestic bird, so she said she’d be happy sitting on a hoop in a cage I could design for her.
You are simply Amazing Birthday Card
This amazing little bird from the Petal Palette Bundle (stamped and die cut) wrote “amazing” on this birthday card. I wish you could see how amazing it is in the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!
I just love paper words, and I cut the Powder Pink “YOU” from the same die set. “Celebrate” is the third word in the set, and the great news is, that it’s a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. And, not only that, it will carry-over to the annual catalog! YAY! Everyone can order it Jan. 3rd.
I stamped “are simply” from the co-ordinating, Amazing You stamp set.
The black and white stripe “cage” is from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, and I chose a Powder Pink card base to go with it. One of my favorite outfits when I was a working girl at Nordstrom was this pink, black and white combo. The blazer was a wool, pink and black windowpane pattern, and this project takes me back in time.
The 2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock is embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders, and the “hoop” was cut with two Layering Circles dies.
The Organza Ribbon was the final touch to complete my outfit, I mean sketch.
I feel like my Nordstrom ensemble is complete! Thanks for sharing my memory.
Here comes the Little Drummer Boy! I thought my project was complete without him, but he marched on there right before I snapped the photos. He has a stamp and die in the Musical Season Bundle, which I had on my work table for the Treble Clef, so I couldn’t stop him. I decided he could stay as long as he was happy being a Basic Black silhouette.
I began this project by stamping the Christmas tree from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Old Olive on Merry Music DSP. I framed this in Basic Black cardstock, matching the card base.
I wanted to use the color scheme from this week’s Global Design Project challenge, so chose a piece of Old Olive from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
I had the Basic Black and Old Olive covered, so I needed Gold. I first cut the Treble Clef from Gold Foil, but I preferred the subtle effect of it in Old Olive. The sentiment would be my gold, and I die cut “merry” from Gold Glimmer Paper, backing it with Basic Black so it would stand out.
There’s no question, this is a holiday card. I really like the sophistication of this color combo. I added dimensionals for extra pizazz.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’ll be posting again this afternoon in Kylie’s Bertucci’s International Highlights. Please come back to see the wedding and shower invitations I made for my daughter.
I almost don’t care how the new Stampin’ Blends work, they are so pretty to look at!
But, I ordered the Color Me Happy stamp set with the Stampin’ Blends, and I couldn’t wait to get started.
With such an array of colors, I narrowed it down to the colors in this week’s Paper Players challenge.
And, This week’s challenge at Global Design Project is to case the designer, Brian King. His card features a large sentiment with his famous layering, which determined my sketch and sentiment choice.
I began by stamping the bird and “thank you” (Color Me Happy stamp set) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.
Daffodil Delight Light and Dark (substituted for Crushed Curry) turned my bird into a yellow canary, and I fussy cut her without trying to save her legs. After coloring “thank” with Pumpkin Pie Light and Dark, I stamped another canary on the corner of the “k.”
I put dimensionals on my fussy cut canary, and placed her on top of the second one, giving her perfectly stamped legs.
The card base is Peekaboo Peach, with a piece of Autumn Harvest DSP to coordinate. Early Espresso cardstock frames the layers, as it does in Brian King’s sample.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the Stampin’ Blends.
Global Design Project is having a color challenge this week, so I decided to see what I could create using these colors in a modern, alternative holiday card.
These are the colors:
I chose three different patterns of Designer Series Paper in the challenge colors, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango and Lemon Lime Twist. Then, I cut my modern, triangular trees with a Quilt Builder Framelits die.
Since Lemon Lime Twist is my favorite of the three colors, it became the card base. I wanted the trees to stand out against a Whisper White background, which I embossed with the Softly Falling folder.
Most of you will recognize the Swirly Scribbles die I used for making the snow drifts. I’m so glad it’s still available in the current catalog.
The Card Front Builder Die created the moon and stars in the sky.
“Merry and Bright” was the perfect sentiment for this card, which was in the Hearts Come Home stamp set. I stamped it in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, and cut it out with the oval Stitched Shape die.
The trees and sentiment were popped up on dimensionals, and my card was complete.
I have several friends who would appreciate receiving this card. I may be making more than one!
Thanks for visiting today. I hope I’ve inspired you!
This Christmas tree from the Santa’s Sleigh die set adorned many of my cards last year, but it has been reborn with postage stamps. They happen to be 13 cent United States Christmas stamps from 1976.
The design for my card was inspired by Global Design Project’s challenge.
I used Always Artichoke for the card base, layered with striped Designer Series Paper, and Whisper White, embossed with the Quilt Top Textured embossing folder.
I chose Linen Thread to tie around the bottom, before gluing it all together.
I’m having fun with postage stamps that have been stashed away in a box. Click on my postage stamp bird for more details:
Thanks for stopping by my blog!