Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Top Ten Winners Blog Hop. I am one of the lucky winners, because you voted for my card a few weeks ago. So, thank you very much!
The theme for this month is “congratulations,” and today’s card is welcoming a newborn to the family. It’s among the happiest occasions to celebrate, and I love making baby cards.
The stamp set I’m using is Best Bunny, which makes me giggle, since this is a blog “hop.”
Let’s name the bunny Hop Hop, because that’s what my daughter called her first stuffed bunny.
Best Bunny celebrates
I think Hop Hop has stolen my heart. Isn’t he adorable?
The Best Bunny stamp set comes in a bundle with the Bunny Builder Punch, and I saved 10% buying it this way. Actually I was able to get it for FREE, because I used my August coupons. What a deal! I try to take advantage of all Stampin’ Up’s special offers.
I couldn’t wait to punch out the bunny from Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, using a Sponge Dauber, I brushed the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I set Hop Hop aside while completing the card.
The layout for my card was inspired by this week’s Paper Players sketch.
I created the top, angled section, by sponge daubing Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock through a stencil of Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Paper.
To define the angle, I used Nature’s Twine in Mint Macaron, fraying the ends, and attaching with Tear & Tape.
Hop Hop is my “any shape” in the sketch, and I used dimensionals to make him stand out.
The sentiment, “Hopping by to just say hi,” is in the Best Bunny stamp set, which I stamped in Crumb Cake ink.
I glued the art piece to Mint Macaron cardstock, and glued both to a Pool Party card base.
The envelope is decorated with a 5 3/4 X 2/14″ piece of Subtles 6X6 Designer Series Paper, trimmed to fit. Using the flap as a template makes it easy to trim.
Thanks so much for hopping by. Again, thanks for voting for me, because I love sharing my cards with you. The supplies I used are listed below.
Now, continue hopping to be inspired by all the “congratulations” projects.
There is no doubt about it, tennis is my favorite sport; to play and to watch.
Today’s project was inspired by this week’s Paper Player’s challenge.
I began with Elizabeth’s idea of a ball in the sky, and I found a good tennis ball in the Swirly Frames stamp set. Stamping the circle in Lemon Lime Twist ink on Whisper White cardstock, gave me the outline. Then, using a Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend, I filled in the color, and used a Layering Circles die for cutting.
The cloudy sky was made by a technique I described in a recent blog post.
Serene Garden Bird Soaring Among Clouds
Bird Soaring Among the Clouds
I added a “swoosh” from the Star of Light stamp set, stamped in Balmy Blue ink. This is what it’s like when you toss the ball in the air while serving. Now, what would the sentiment be?
In tennis scoring, it’s called an “ace” when you serve the ball to your opponent, and he is unable to make contact with it. So, I used the Large Letters Alphabet dies to cut the word, “ACE” in the sky. I layered the letters for thickness, and glued them back in their holes. This is what is now named, the “eclipse” technique.
To have my card ready to send, I decorated the envelope flap with a piece of 6X6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper.
Thanks for checking out my favorite sport. My aces are far and few between, but it’s a great feeling when it happens. My father-in-law always says “ace a few,” so this card really makes me smile.
Keep scrolling to see the supplies in today’s project. All are available at my store, and I appreciate you shopping!
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
Wishing You Well is one of the fabulous, new, stamp sets in the Holiday 2018 Catalog. Everyone who sees it says, “that bow!”
I’m also enamored with the wildflower bouquet. I stamped the bouquet with Crumb Cake ink on Shimmery White cardstock, and added some color with Stampin’ Blends. There’s a gentle touch of Light Mint Macaron on the leaves, and Light Blackberry Bliss on the buds. “That bow” is stamped in Blackberry Bliss, and it’s just amazing! Isn’t it?
The colors were inspired by this week’s Paper Players challenge.
My focal point bouquet was cut with a scalloped, Layering Ovals die, bordered with a slightly larger oval of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. The card base is Thick Very Vanilla, layered with Crumb Cake cardstock, that was embossed by the Basket Weave embossing folder.
Wishing You Well has several sentiments in pretty, little script, and I thought “just a note…” was appropriate for this card. The size was perfect for cutting with a Merry Christmas label die.
If you can’t live without this bow, it’s available at my store. Thanks for being my blog follower. I appreciate you!
Good morning! Today I’m using the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes for the very first time. They make such a cute enclosure card, I can’t believe I waited this long. Here is my “Thanks a Bunch” card.
Thanks A Bunch
I was inspired by this week’s Paper Player’s challenge, Clean & Simple Fruits & Vegetables.
I began by stamping six carrots in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock. Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends were used to color the carrots.
Once again I’ve used the Subtle Textured embossing folder. It adds textured without overwhelming. Before embossing, I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.
After embossing, I adhered a strip of Burlap Ribbon with Tear & Tape. I attached each carrot with a Mini Dimensional at the leafy part above the Burlap ribbon.
To complete the Note Card, I decorated the envelope flap with a piece of Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. I used a Layering Circles die, and then trimmed to fit.
I apologize for using a Stampin’ Up! bundle that has retired, but I couldn’t get this cute carrot and sentiment out of my head. I’ve pictured the Basket Bunch bundle in my list of supplies below, just so you can see what I’m talking about. Everything else is current, and can be ordered.
Basket Bunch Photopolymer Bundle
I’d like you to meet Elvis, the CUTEST elephant from A Little Wild stamp set. He has taken a back seat to the cuties in Animal Outing, but it’s time to let him move to the front. When he saw the rhino wearing a Blueberry Bushel, Bokeh Dot suit, he wanted a Bokeh Dot suit in Smoky Slate. In fact, he wanted this suit for all of his friends!
A Little Wild elephant
In case you missed the rhino, here he is. (you may click on the link for details.)
Animal Outing Shows Off Five New Colors
Once suited up, Elvis and his friends are ready to celebrate a birthday, and requested balloons from the Blow Out the Candles Bundle. Don’t you like the colors they chose? Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pool Party are stamped randomly on Whisper White cardstock.
Elvis is the one showing his backside, because he turned around to grab the white balloon with his trunk.
The elephants agreed they wanted this card to be from all of them, so I was lucky to find this sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, “best wishes from all of us.”
The inside says “Happy Birthday” from Blow Out the Candles. And, Elvis insisted on decorating the envelope flap with gray dots. Even though it’s retired Designer Series Paper, I had to comply.
The elephants were so happy with their birthday celebration card, they said I should enter it in the Paper Players challenge.
They also wanted to enter it in the Seize the Birthday challenge, which is asking that “toppings” be sequins on a birthday card. Elvis wanted more sequins, but I said five is enough.
Elvis wants to thank you for visiting today. He would love for you to comment how cute he is, and said I should mention that his stamp and die are available at my store. I think he wants to be duplicated throughout the land.
I hope you all are having an enjoyable three day weekend. This Memorial Day holiday put me in the mood to make a sympathy card. I created this for those who have lost loved ones while serving our country.
Stained Glass Jar of Love in Serene Garden
When I started this design, the only direction I had was the Paper Players challenge sketch.
I’ve recently become fascinated with vellum, and I was experimenting with coloring the backside of a piece of Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. Stampin’ Blends are fun to use on vellum, if you don’t let some streaking bother you. The ink dries quickly, and when you turn it over, the streaks are barely visible. As I was coloring with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay, I thought of a stained glass jar. Stampin’ Up has the perfect stamp and die from Jar of Love for this to happen. A stained glass jar would be my “any shape” in the sketch.
I stamped the outside of the jar in Basic Black ink on solid vellum cardstock, and used its die for cutting. I used the “inside” die for cutting a section from the Graceful Glass Vellum piece I had been coloring. The neat thing about vellum is you can see through it, like you would real glass.
TIP: I used to worry about glue showing through vellum, but I’ve learned that using pin dots of glue along the black lines keeps it from showing.
For the rectangle behind the jar, I thought of Serene Garden. It has the same graceful lines, doesn’t it? I stamped the corner floral in Mint Macaron to go with the colors in the jar. The Serene Garden Die Set has a die that is a bit mystifying, and I decided to try it. I’m still not sure of all its uses, but I like the way it cut out some of the leaves. I trimmed this piece to size, and layered it on Mint Macaron, allowing the color to show through.
The white flower that I stamped in Basic Black ink is also from the Serene Garden Set. A line in the stained glass looks exactly likes the flower’s stem, so I placed my flower on top of this line! Had to laugh at my good fortune!
Here’s a photo of the dies used for cutting. As I’m looking at it, I realize the large, corner piece is for embossing, not cutting. This is the same image as the one I used for stamping in Mint Macaron.
The sentiment, “With love and sympathy,” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, and cut with the Classic label Punch. This horizontal piece completes the sketch, and Mint Macaron DSP decorates the envelope.
Thank you for visiting my blog. It’s a great day for rest and reflection.
Scroll on down to see the products used in today’s project, available at my store 24/7. Clicking on a product will take you to details about it.
Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock