When I saw the colors of the Paper Players challenge, my immediate thought was the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.
The Organdy Ribbon, in these gorgeous colors, is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items with a $50 qualifying order. How fun is that!
I enjoy making Valentines in traditional and non-traditional colors, so today’s project would be a Valentine.
Did you notice the picture of ribbon flowers on the card next to the ribbon in the brochure above? I experimented with making ribbon flowers for a while, and wasn’t too successful. Needle and thread are not my friends, so I settled for a “runner” of Grapefruit Grove ribbon attached with Tear & Tape. It was easy enough to place a strip of Tear & Tape across the Whisper White panel, and then attach the ribbon up and down in a row.
Growing from the ribbon is a heart, made with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. It’s one of the unique dies in the set that perforates the paper without cutting entirely through the paper. At this point, I decided that Pool Party cardstock would make a nice border, and therefore, the card base.
Next, I used Pool Party cardstock to cut the words “love you” and a floral sprig from the Well Written die set. I attached the floral sprig to the “l” in “love,” so they would flow together. This made the little, Daffodil Delight, bird very happy, who is also from the Well Written die set. Her color is duplicated with Daffodil Delight Enamel Dots in the flower centers.
I wanted to add a bit more Grapefruit Grove, so die cut a second floral sprig, using just the cut out leaves to fill in the Pool Party sprig.
Knowing this would be a Valentine, I completed the inside with “Happy Valentine’s Day,” a sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set. I stamped it in Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock. You’ll see I couldn’t resist adding another floral sprig, for a white on white decoration.
The envelope flap got some decoration too, with a piece of Nature’s Poem DSP in Grapefruit Grove.
Thanks so much for stopping by. You’ll find the supplies I used in my Product List below.
I hope you were inspired by Anne Marie’s colors, and you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team for inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing your entries in our gallery. Please join!
The Paper Players Design Team
I’ve been wanting to use this interesting sheet of Petal Promenade DSP, and today was the day! For some reason, it reminds me of the beautiful Red Rock mountains in Sedona, Arizona, and it was begging to be combined with The Sale-A-Bration, Iridescent, Foil Paper.
Deciding on the colors, I placed the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper on a layer of Petal Pink cardstock, and a Whisper White card base.
For the layout, I needed to have two distinct angles, to satisfy the challenge at this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:
The Sale-A-Bration Foil Paper would blend, yet show beautiful, iridescent, shine at the same time. The word, “celebrate,” from the Celebrate You die set would be perfect for the lower angle.
I had a harder time finding the solution for the upper angle, until I ran into an Eclectic Layer friend I hadn’t used for a while. This die seemed just right for the mood of the card.
With the sprinkling of a few assorted sequins, my card to celebrate an important occasion was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by. May you have something to celebrate!
Woo Hoo! UPS delivered my Stampin’ Up! order yesterday, and I went to work with the So Hoppy Together stamp set. These frogs from Sale-A-Bration are so cute, and I couldn’t wait to see them hopping all over one of my cards.
I decided to design some DSP by randomly stamping two of the frogs and some bugs in Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. I gave my DSP a border of Basic Black cardstock, and adhered it to a Granny Apple Green card base.The stamp set is pictured, for reference, in my Product List below.
The third, unicycle riding, frog received some special treatment. First, I stamped the Bokeh Dots stamp in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I stamped the frog in Black ink on top of the green Bokeh Dots, and fussy cut him free from his unicycle. As the focal point, he was “hopped” up on dimensionals.
The sentiment, “Celebrating Another Year of Happiness,” is from the Well Said stamp set, and cut with a Petals & More label die. This sentiment ties in with the challenge at Global Design Project.
For some added sparkle, I used another FREE product from Sale-A-Bration, the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets. Five small hearts were cut with a die from the Well Written die set, which add some awesome shine, don’t you think?
Besides being cute, this stamp set is FREE with a $50.00 qualifying order! All this FREE stuff makes me very “hoppy.” Have a day filled with “hoppiness!”
Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! January is time for making “Art from the Heart,” featuring projects for Valentines Day, Thinking of You, Get Well, or Sympathy. 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.
I love making cards for Valentine’s Day, so “Art From The Heart” presented the perfect opportunity to make use of the Be Mine Stitched heart die.
I began by simply stamping a small butterfly (Butterfly Gala stamp set) in Sahara Sand ink and Crumb Cake Ink on Whisper White cardstock. As I was happily stamping this plain, little, guy, randomly on the paper, the idea came to me to have the butterfly fluttering within a heart. So, I reached for the Be Mine Stitched die, and ran my stamped butterflies through the Big Shot. The Lovely Lipstick trim is cut with the same Be Mine Stitched die, using All My Love Designer Series Paper.
The right words were needed to convey the meaning of my fluttering heart, which I was able to make with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I stamped the letters in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock, and used my Paper Snips for cutting. I have an easy way of doing this, if you’d like to see my explanation from a previous blog post.
Tips on Using the Labeler Alphabet While Vacation Continues
The letters for “heart” wanted to flutter around atop dimensionals with the butterflies, but I managed to glue the word, “aflutter,” in a straight row.
For the background, I chose a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, because wood appeals to men, and a man will, most likely, be receiving this card. I layered the wood for thickness, and raised it on dimensionals on a Crumb Cake card base. The last detail to the card front was some Linen Thread tied around the bottom, and a bow attached with a Glue Dot. I also decorated the envelope flap with All My Love DSP that matches the heart trim.
No mistaking, this is a Valentine! If you’d like to make a similar Valentine, you’ll find my product list below.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.
Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “It’s Time to Sale-A-Brate” projects. Don’t miss the fun!
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Patti MacLeith at Paper Crafts by Patti
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
When TGIF posted their color challenge, I thought of a Melon Mambo flower with Lemon Lime Twist leaves, and a Smoky Slate background.
Here is the link to the TGIF challenge:
First, I stamped the flower from Beautiful Promenade in VersaMark on Whisper White cardstock. This made the outline of the flower, which was hard to see, but I managed to see well enough to use a second stamp for the lines inside the flower.
The leaves were stamped in the same manner, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool.
I colored the flower and leaves with Sponge Daubers, which I tapped on the Melon Mambo and Lemon lime Twist ink pads, and rubbed across the heat embossed images. Beautiful Layers dies were used for cutting.
To bring in the Smoky Slate color, I used it for the card base, with a background of dotted Smoky Slate from the 6X6 Neutrals Designer Series Paper.
My still life flower needed a frame, so I used two of the Rectangle Stitched dies for cutting it from Thick Whisper White cardstock.
The sentiment, “thanks,” is cut with a die from the Well Written die set, also from Thick Whisper White cardstock. The flower, and the leaves escaping the frame, are raised on Dimensionals.
I’m having so much fun with the new 2019 Occasions products, and combining them with items from the Annual Catalog makes everything seem new. Keep scrolling to see my Product List below, where everything is now available.
Thanks so much for visiting me today! Have a great one!
Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s January Highlights. We’re bringing in this New Year 2019 with a large dose of encouragement. For this month’s card, I wanted to say, “Get Well.”
There’s nothing like a warm cup of tea to make someone feel better. This teapot and cup are from the Tea Together stamp set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. They are cut with a FREE die set, Tea Time, from the Sale-A-Bration brochure; FREE because of my qualifying $100.00 order. How fun is that!
I wanted this teapot and cup to look antique, and I thought The Crackle Paint background stamp would look like crazing. I inked the Crackle Paint stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and stamped it on Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, I stamped the teapot and cup on the stamped Crackle Paint, using the same Sahara Sand ink. The crazing is a bit overdone, but this tea set is VERY old.
For decoration, I stamped a flower from the Tea Together stamp set; three on the teapot, and one on the cup. My Aqua Painter colored the flowers nicely with three ink colors: Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.
The Sahara Sand cardstock table (card base) has a lace tablecloth made from Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper covering Petal Promenade DSP.
The sentiment, “Get Well,” is from the Well Said stamp set (Occasions catalog), and cut with a die from the Merry Christmas die set (Holiday 2018). The inside says, “Sending healing thoughts your way,” and both sentiments are stamped in Crumb Cake ink.
To complete my “get well” card, I colored one more flower, and used its die for cutting. I also decorated the Very Vanilla envelope with a piece of Petal Promenade DSP.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. If you like my “get well” card, I’d be honored to have your vote. Being in the Top Ten would enable me to join in a special Blog Hop later this month. Clicking on this button will take you to the gallery where I’m #2.