Here it is August, and “Back-to-School” time has arrived. Teachers have already been hard at work preparing for the new school year. Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights will be showing our teachers some love. Stampin’ Up! has the perfect products for making handcrafted cards and small gifts. I’ve chosen to make a thank you card using the Hand Delivered stamp set and the Thank You die.
It’s also time for you to vote for your favorites at Kylie’s Highlights. Clicking on the “Vote for Me” button will take you to the gallery, where I’m #7. Your vote could put me in the Top Ten, where I would be honored to share another teacher inspired project with you in September.
Hand Delivered Thank You
I knew I wanted to use the teacher with her books, and the words Thank You, but I needed a background. Since lined notebook paper screams “school,” I devised an easy way to create it. Using the Stampin’ Up grid pad paper (p.206, #130148) and a ruler, I used a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker to draw straight lines across a piece of 5 1/4″X 4″ Whisper White cardstock.
TIP: Starting your line to the left of the cardstock prevents a blob of ink on the edge.
Next, I used the Thank You die to cut the word from my newly created “notebook paper.”
Then, I glued this to a piece of Whisper White cardstock with identical measurements.
For the eclipse effect, I triple layered “Thank You,” and placed it back in its hole. Also, I saved the three largest cut-out pieces and returned them to their places, trashing the smaller bits. I used a stylus to press the three pieces into place.
Coloring the teacher and her stack of books with Stampin’ Blends was next. I used 13 colors, so didn’t list them individually in my supply list, but they are available at my store. After coloring, the books were hand cut, and raised on dimensionals. The teacher is framed in Night of Navy cardstock, matching the card base.
My teacher is put on a pedestal using Foam Adhesive strips.
The sentiment inside saying, “You are wonderful” matches the cursive in “Thank You,” and expresses how I feel. It’s from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.
For more love, I added three Real Red hearts on the inside, and Real Red heart DSP to decorate the envelope flap.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, showing a teacher some love. If you like my project, I’d love for you to vote for it. Have a great day!
Thanks so much for visiting today. I’m honored, once again, to share a project with you on Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Hop. Your votes put me in the Top Ten, where we are continuing with the theme of travel. I left my “ALOHA” card in Hawaii with my daughter and her family. This is us, after church, and before brunch at the Hickam Officer’s Club.
l to r: Neil (hubby), Drake (grandson), Su (me), Katey (daughter), Billy (son-in-law)
If you missed my July entry card, here it is:
Hawaiian ALOHA Lei Handmade Card
My husband and I had a wonderful time in Hawaii, but it’s always good to return home. Returning home, like homing pigeons, is what was in my head when I made today’s card.
I began by using Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) to color the wonderful bird from the Serene Garden Bundle. I, first, stamped three birds in Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Homing pigeons are gray, but these birds needed to be pretty, pastel colors.
The Post Script background stamp was perfect for conveying the idea of travel, and flying across the miles. The Post Script is stamped in Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, which I layered for thickness before cutting with a Stitched Seasons die.
I backed the Post Script frame with Vellum cardstock, and placed it on a Thick Whisper White card base with Foam Adhesive Strips for dimension. The birds are flying across the card on dimensionals for added 3-D.
Last, but not least, the sentiment. I hunted for a stamp that said, “welcome home,” but didn’t find one in my stash. This lead to getting creative with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I used Sahara Sand ink, hand cut the letters, and arranged them to fit the shape of the frame. This stamp set is great for saying exactly what you want to say.
Last March, I posted some tips on making this stamp set easy to use:
Tips on Using the Labeler Alphabet While Vacation Continues
The supplies I used for today’s Traveling Birds card are listed below. I didn’t name the Stampin’ Blend colors, but they are all available, with the exception of Pink Pirouette.
Now it’s time for you to hop along to see the other travel themed projects. I’m excited to see what everyone has made, so I’ll be joining you.
It’s that time again! Time to join in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. And, time for you to vote.
This month’s theme for the gallery is “travel.” The timing is perfect for me, because my husband and I will be flying to Hawaii in less than two weeks. You can see from my entry, I have “Aloha” and leis on my mind.
Hawaiian ALOHA Lei
The first thing that came to my mind was the word, “ALOHA,” carved from Koa wood, the legendary, native Hawaiian wood. I found the letters in the Large Letters die set, and they fit perfectly across a landscape card front. The wood is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and after triple layering the paper letters, they look and feel like real Koa wood.
In addition to Koa wood, you can’t travel to Hawaii without seeing leis. The colors of the glorious flowers is a feast for your eyes. Not to mention the fragrance! Oh my goodness, the fragrance in Hawaii is unforgettable! So, my card has a lei, made with flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. I stamped the flower in three ink colors: Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Lovely Lipstick. After stamping them on Whisper White cardstock, I cut them with their die from the Bouquet Bunch die set.
I used two of the Layering Oval dies for “stringing” my flowers. Actually, I just attached them to the narrow, die-cut oval with Liquid Glue. I could have glued the flowers directly to the card front, but the oval insured the lei would be the right size and shape.
The background for ALOHA, and my lei is Whisper White, with a 1/16″ border of Garden Green. Garden Green seemed like a natural choice, because of the lush foliage in Hawaii.
The last detail was the three Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. It seemed appropriate, because there’s an abundance of jewelry and gorgeous pearl necklaces wherever you go.
We’ll be visiting our daughter, son-in-law and grandson who live in Hawaii, so this card is for them. I think it’s neat that ALOHA is used when greeting or parting from someone, so you’re never really saying goodbye. The inside sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set. “May life be filled with fond memories,” is especially meant for them.
Thank you for visiting my blog. If you would take a minute to vote for my card, I’d be very grateful. It will give me one more opportunity to share a card with you. ALOHA!
Clicking on this vote button will take you to the gallery. My ALOHA card is in position #5. Thank You!
Thank you for visiting my blog on this very special Blog Hop day. Because you voted for my card last month, I was invited to participate in today’s hop with the continuing theme of “friendship.” Thank you for voting, my friends!
Today’s project is a birthday card, because I send more birthday cards to friends and family than any other kind. And, I’m always needing cards suitable for a man. So, the idea for this card sprang from the Nature’s Poem Suite, which makes wonderful, manly cards.
Nature’s Poem Puzzle Pieces
I first stamped the tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, along with the sentiment, “You are wonderful.” Where is the word, “wonderful?” Am I missing some puzzle pieces? Keep scrolling for the answer.
The tree is Tranquil Tide ink, and the sentiment is Soft Suede ink, stamped on Whisper White cardstock.
Before using the Puzzle Pieces die for cutting, I backed the tree and sentiment with an extra piece of cardstock for thickness. The die is a square, and makes sixteen individual pieces, so it’s like a real jigsaw puzzle.
I wanted to give my puzzle a handsome background, and chose a leaf print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. This was layered on Tranquil Tide cardstock, coordinating with a Sahara Sand card base.
The beginning of the sentiment, “You are,” is on the card front. But, you have to open the card to see, “wonderful.” And, there are the four missing puzzle pieces.
I also added “Happy Birthday,” which is from the At Home with You stamp set.
The envelope flap is decorated by stamping a puzzle piece from the Love You to Pieces stamp set.
I’ve always loved jigsaw puzzles, which explains my enthusiasm for this Stampin’ Up! bundle. Click on the link below to see another recent jigsaw puzzle project. The supplies I used for both cards are listed at the bottom of each post.
Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces Love You to Pieces
Now, continue hopping, so you won’t miss any of the creative projects. Remember, you are at Su Mohr, and you can see who is next on the list below. Have a wonderful day!
Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s June 2018 International Blog Highlights. This month’s theme is “friendship.” In Kylie’s words, “We need to make sure our friends and family know that we LOVE them! a great way we can do that is to make a project, gift or card for them. Let them know how much their friendship means to you.”
I always enjoyed shopping for cards to send to my loved ones. Now, I make cards, and it’s even more enjoyable! Creativity is back in my life, and sharing it adds to the pleasure.
Todays card was made with a few of my favorite products from the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up catalog.
Serene Garden Bird Celebrates You
The center of attraction of this scene is the bird from the Serene Garden stamp set. I stamped her in Basic Black ink on vellum cardstock.
TIP: It takes longer for ink to dry on Vellum, so be patient.
After drying, I colored the backside with Stampin’ Blends in the colors of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Old Olive. My beautiful bird was then die cut from the Vellum, glued to a Thick Whisper White die cut bird, and placed on dimensionals.
The “window” was made with Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, glued to Whisper White cardstock, and layered on Basic Black cardstock.
TIP: To keep the glue from showing, use the tiniest pin dots of glue on the black lines.
The “window” was then glued to a Bermuda Bay card base.
The bird wanted to write “amazing YOU,” and found the words in the Celebrate You die set. “Amazing” is in Basic Black to match the window frame, and “YOU” is in Blushing Bride pink, which matches the flowers.
The flowers (Blushing Bride) and leaves (Pear Pizzazz) are from the Bouquet Bunch die set. I die cut three flower bunches, six leaves, and glued everything in place.
Five Artisan Pearls complete the card front. Can you see them?
The sentiment inside, “Life is so much better with you in it,” is from the Petal Palette stamp set. It was stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, layered on Blushing Bride cardstock.
I added one more flower bunch and leaves to the inside, and decorated the envelope flap with a piece of Designer Series Paper.
If you like my project, you are able to vote for it, and I would be very pleased. Clicking on this “Vote” button will take you to Kylie Bertucci’s gallery. I am number 5, and all you do is click the heart in the corner. Thanks so much!
Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winner’s June 2018 Blog Hop. The theme for this month’s Blog Hop is “encouragement.” I was to make a card for someone who I thought needed encouragement right now.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
First of all, I want to thank everyone who voted for my May entry. I feel honored to be able to participate in this Top Ten Blog Hop. I couldn’t have done it without you!
This was my May project, which I sent to Sara Douglass, who is the CEO of Stampin’ Up. I hope that Sara was showered with encouragement and appreciation for the work she puts into running this company we all love so much.
Tea Party for Kylie Bertucci’s May 2018 International Blog Highlights
For June’s project, I wanted to work with something new from our 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up catalog. Not only that, I wanted to work with things from the top of my “A” list. I chose two new sets, along with my favorite Designer Specialty Paper. And, one, little, favorite item (actually three) from a carry-over set.
Serene Garden Scene Wood Textures Bird
This beautiful bird from the Serene Garden Scene Set was stamped in Basic Black ink on Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. The idea for a wood bird came to me, because my grandfather carved little birds from balsa wood. Then, my grandmother would paint them, and turn them into Christmas tree decorations. My grandparent’s names were Mimi and Archie, and I still feel their love running through my veins. As I was layering my bird for thickness, I thought of happy times with them.
My bird is flying by a window from the Stained Glass Die Set. I used a die to cut the window from Whisper White cardstock.
This bird is not without a purpose, carrying a “hello” sign (tied with a string) from the At Home Stamp and Die set. I’ve used these three items more than any other from this carry-over set.
Now, for my favorite Designer Series Paper, Share What You Love. Isn’t the print gorgeous? This DSP has such an appropriate name, because I’m sharing it with you, and I love it. I layered it on Whisper White (matching the window) and a Crumb Cake card base (matching the background color in the print).
I added a bit of Nature’s Twine in the color of Blackberry Bliss, decorated the envelope flap, and my card was complete.
Today, this card will deliver a cheery “hello” to a lady in a nursing home. She and my mother shared a room, and developed a friendship over the course of time. I hope this card will be a source of encouragement to her.
Thank you for visiting my blog on this very special Blog Hop day. Now, continue hopping, so you won’t miss any of the creative projects. Remember, you are at Su Mohr, and you can see who is next on the list below. Have a wonderful day!