I was excited to learn the theme challenge at Paper Players this week was “birds.” Yay! Birds add so much life to cards. The project also needed to be “clean & simple,” which meant, lots of empty space and minimal embellishments.
Having been asked if I have tried using different ink colors on our new Bokeh Dots stamp, the answer was now, “yes.” The “ink to stamp” technique worked well by coloring the red rubber with Stampin’ Write markers, then stamping on Whisper White cardstock.
My next experiment was to see how this stamped Bokeh Dots image would look as a bird, cut with a Birds & Blooms die. Would you like to see a Bokeh Dots bird? Here she is:
Bokeh Dot Best Bird
The marker colors I used are: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Berry Burst and Blackberry Bliss.
The new Thank You die was used to cut beautiful, Thick Whisper White words. I glued this to a Whisper White matt, which was given a linen-like texture by the Subtle Dynamics embossing folder.
The letter “a” provided a perch for my Bokeh Dots bird. She is singing with happiness!
I liked the photography background paper so much (Nature’s Poem DSP) that I decided to decorate the envelope flap with it.
I hope this has given you some ideas on how to use the Bokeh Dots stamps. The possibilities are endless! Scroll on down to purchase at my store.
How is everyone today? Are you in the mood for a party? I’ve been wanting to use the sentiment, “Cue the Confetti,” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, and this is the perfect opportunity. It goes so well with the new birthday bundle, Blow Out the Candles. Never let it be said that I receive new products that are unused. I can’t get them into action fast enough!
Cue the confetti
I love the confetti die from the Candles and Confetti die set, which fits just right on the 4″X 5 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock layer. I thought about adding a different color for the cut-out holes, but decided to let the Bermuda Bay card base show through.
Aren’t the floating balloons pretty? The shades of blue and green remind me of Lake Tahoe, especially Emerald Bay. To achieve the effect, I colored Vellum cardstock with Stampin’ Write markers, in swatches just large enough to accommodate the balloon die.
TIP: I die cut the balloons with the colored side down, so they would have a softer look.
Five of the balloons are attached with Glue Dots, and two with Mini-Dimensionals. The glue shows a bit with close inspection, but I think it’s worth it for the balloons to be translucent.
The inside of the card has “Happy Birthday” from the Blow Out the Candles stamp set, as well as a balloon on a string. I used Lemon Lime Twist for the balloon, and Shaded Spruce for “Happy Birthday.”
The inspiration for my layout is from this week’s CAS(E) this sketch. See how my balloons and confetti conform to the sketch, upside down?
With this striped envelope flap, my birthday card is ready to send.
Thanks for partying with me! Keep on scrolling to shop at my store.
The inspiration for this project begins with two things: the sketch challenge at Fab Friday, and my new stash of Stampin’ Up! product delivered by UPS.
Here is the sketch:
Searching for a circle in my newly delivered stash, I find a good one in the Chase Your Dreams die set. This will represent the doily. The set also has feathers, which I can hang from it. I’ve missed out on feathers from previous years, so this is one of my reasons for purchasing this bundle. Another reason is the word, “dream,” because I’m a lover of paper words!
Chase Your Dreams
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper has the perfect color palette for the subject of dreams: Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide and Balmy Blue. A Thick Whisper White card base will keep the look soft and dreamy.
The background for my card is staring me in the face; the new Bokeh Dots stamp set. I’m anxious to ink it up in Mint Macaron, and delightfully surprised by the results. When first seeing this stamp set in the catalog, I assumed it would cover an entire card front. Wrong! It’s the size of an ink pad.
TIP: The Stamparatus is used to center it, and make sure it stamps evenly.
The circle and feathers are die cut from Tranquil Textures DSP, and “dream” is die cut from Thick Whisper White. “Dream” has two layers for thickness.
The feathers are popped up on Mini-Dimensionals, and “tied together” with a Glitter Enamel Dot.
I hope you’re enjoying the new products as much as I am. You can scroll down to see what I used in this project. Clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for easy shopping.
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Today I’m going to share with you a “quick and easy” thank you card. Believe it, or not, it requires few supplies, and no ink.
Wood Textures Thank You
Beginning with the new Thank You die, I make it into wood by using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. It’s made to look, and feel, like real wood by layering it three times with cardstock.
TIP: I make use of the retired Chocolate Chip color cardstock for layering.
Sticking with the woodsy theme, I select the log print from the same Wood Textures DSP pack. Using my Paper Snips, I cut a section of logs to slant like the sketch at Global Design Project. And, the largest, round log is my circle in the sketch.
I decide on a Crumb Cake card base, layered with Basic Black cardstock, and layered with patterned, Crumb Cake, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. See how I’m letting the DSP do the work? I glue it all together, and my masculine, thank you card is complete.
Scroll down to see the short supply list. I was impressed by the small mess I made!
Thank you Global Design Project Team for the inspiration.
May I begin by saying, I LOVE jigsaw puzzles! My grandmother always had a card table set up with an ongoing jigsaw puzzle. We would sit for hours putting these puzzles together. It was so exciting to see this bundle in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. Imagine all of the pretty pictures you could die cut apart, and assemble on a card.
This is my first one:
Love You to Pieces
The colors were inspired by this week’s Paper Players challenge.
The layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.
My first decision was the leaf print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The pretty print would blend nicely with a Crumb Cake card base, and a 1/16″ border of Lemon Lime Twist would add just enough brightness. Can you see there is some texture on the Crumb Cake card base? That’s from the new Subtle Dynamic embossing folder, which I couldn’t wait to use!
To mimic the sketch, I found the right size Layering Circle die to cut into the panel. Then, I placed the square Puzzle Pieces die over my circle to cut the puzzle pieces.
To introduce the Grapefruit Grove (Calypso Coral) color, I die cut a second circle to fill in the hole. I glued four of the puzzle pieces in place, and raised two pieces on dimensionals. There is also a larger puzzle piece die in the set which I used to cut the Crumb Cake piece holding the sentiment, “One piece at a time.” How clever the sentiments are!
I added a touch more Grapefruit Grove with a bit of Nature’s Twine tucked under the puzzle piece, attached with a Glue Dot.
TIP: I rolled the Glue Dot between my fingers to make it narrow like the twine.
The envelope flap is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
Be on the lookout for more of my cards using this Love You to Pieces bundle, because I know it will be a favorite of mine. If you’d like to start making your own jigsaw puzzles, scroll on down to shop in my store.
Welcome to the Pals June, 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B”. Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the look out for creations using new products from Stampin’ Up!
You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
June is the number one month for weddings, so I chose “B for Bride.” Picture in your mind a beautiful garden wedding. I’m excited to share with you the Serene Garden Stamp Set from the new 2018-2019 Catalog.
Serene Garden Wedding Card
The Serene Garden Bundle was at the top of my list when I saw it in the new catalog for the first time in April. I was thrilled when it was on the pre-order list in May. Now, in June, it’s available to everyone. The graceful lines, and the bird are sensational. I couldn’t wait to see how the images would look stamped with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This picture shows how it shines.
I started by stamping the large corner floral, and the top corner leaf in Versamark. The bird, butterfly and flowers were stamped in Versamark on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock. After sprinkling all the images with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and tapping the excess free, I used the Heat Tool to melt the powder.
The gold embossed lines made coloring with Stampin’ Blends easy. The leaves are Light Old Olive, the stems are Bronze, the flowers are Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, the butterfly is Light Daffodil Delight & Light Pumpkin Pie, and the bird is Light Pool Party.
The bird, flowers and butterfly have dies for cutting, making it easy to add dimension to the garden scene.
The sentiment, “Wedding Wishes,” is from the Floral Phrases Stamp Set. I used the smallest Stitched Shape Ovals die for cutting.
For the inside, I completed the sentiment from the Floral Phrases Stamp Set. The words received the Gold Embossing treatment as well, and I duplicated the hand-cut corner leaf. The decorative, horizontal line from the Serene Garden stamp set is stamped in Powder Pink ink.
Back to the card front, and the finishing touch, the Iridescent Sequins! Aren’t they gorgeous? This card wouldn’t be the same without them.
I decorated the envelope flap with a piece of Pool Party cardstock, matching the color of the bird, and embossed it with a Petal Pair Embossing Folder for texture.
Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
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- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Su Mohr at AromasAndArt
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018 for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments.. Don’t miss it!
Continue scrolling to see the products I used in this project. Everything is available at my store!