Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Stampin' Up! Parisian Beauty for Amy's Inkin' Krew Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’ve got a "Love" theme today. Amy said we could interpret the theme however we like! I bet you are anticipating a valentine and red...not from me today! I hope you’ll be able to spend some time reading and hopping through all the other team projects today.

I used the Parisian Beauty Bundle to create my card. The base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Whisper White Card Stock. The Basic Black mat is 4" x 5 1/4". The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper mat is 3 3/4" x 5".

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

The sentiment on the inside is stamped right on the base of the card. The hearts are cut using the same DSP using a die from the Stitched Be Mine Dies.

The card is a CASE of Lynn Kolcun and was made at our card group last Thursday. Thank you for taking a look see today. I won't be posting again until 1/23 so I hope you'll return that day.

It's now time to hop on to the blogs of the other team members. I am curious about what gorgeous creations there are today. To continue hopping, just click on the "next" button to go to Sue Prather  or click on the "previous" button to go to Jaimie Babarczy. Clicking on a name listed below will take you directly to that person's site.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stampin' Up! Another Calendar

We created two calendars at Meg's on Thursday. Edie taught us how to make this one. I didn't realize how wonky my cardstock and Perennial Essence DSP was until I saw this photograph. Oh well, too late now to do anything about it!

This is an easel calendar Post-It Note card.

It's really quite easy to make. The calendar came from Taylored Expressions and the Post-It Note pad came from the dollar store.

Materials, Measurements and Instructions:

  • 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Whisper White Cardstock
  • Score on 11" side at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Fold scores inward to create mountain, burnish
  • Cut 1 piece of Whisper White  at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Cut 2 pieces of Rococo Rose Cardstock  4" x 5 1/4" (we used a retired purple)
  • Cut 2 pieces of Perennial Essence DSP 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Cut Rococo mat 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Adhere DSP to solid large Rococo mats for your panels
  • Adhere one panel to the inside of card
  • Adhere Post-It Note pad to that panel with Tear & Tape. This forms your stop for the top easel section.
  • Adhere the remaining panel to the piece of Whisper White cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Lay the card down in the closed position with scored side up.
  • Put Tear and Tape only on the bottom scored part.
  • Adhere the Whisper White/Rococo/DSP panel to that. Now you've formed your easel.
  • Adhere the mini calendar with Tear and Tape to the small Rococo mat.
  • Adhere that to the card front with Tear and Tape.
  • Add a bow and pearl embellishments to the top part of the panel which is not glued to anything.

You're done! It should look like this from the side.

I'm entering my project in the Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today and if you haven't already, I hope you'll give it a try. I won't be posting until Tuesday's Blog Hop. I have been invited to stay in Orlando with my sister-in-law and I'm not taking any supplies with me. I was also able to book a day at my Disney time share! Woo hoo, I'm off to see the Mouse! Have a great Sunday, folks.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You 2020 Calendar

Good day, my peeps. Last night was fun as my son and I went to our first Honey Whiskey party. The honey from my card yesterday was used...lol! So, do you have a difficult time remembering what the date is? Well, I have the perfect solution for you!

This was another project we made at Meg's on Thursday. Sorry, but I couldn't get a good photo of it standing up.

The colors are Purple Posy. The instructions can be found here. Thank you Meg for sharing Georgia's recipe!

Thank you stamping friends/followers for stopping by today. The partial product I used is listed below. I colored Pearl Basic Jewels with my Purple Posy Dark Blend for the embellishment.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Card

TGIF once again my peeps! Friday follows Thursday and Thursday is our card stamping group. Here is one of the cards we made at Meg's. I believe it's a CASE of Tina Wardell. She is one of my fave SU demos next to my immediate team, Amy and Mary, and my team mates.

We used the Honey Bee Bundle to make this card. Meg had everything cut for us with the exception of the bees and the sentiment. The bees we stamped, colored and cut out. The Honey Bee Bundle, which can be found on page 30 of the 2020 Mini Catalog, can be ordered by clicking on the picture under the Product List below.

The sentiment is from the retired Moon Lake Stamp Set. We stamped that and cut it out with one of the Rectangle Stitched Dies.

The honeycomb, bee hive and hives were cut with the Detailed Bees Dies. I adhered my cut out bees with Dimensionals.

The Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper is on page 10 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog. It is free with a purchase of $50.

This inside sentiment is also from Moon Lake and the bee is from the retired Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

If you have any questions, just leave me a comment with your email address and I'll get back to you with an answer. 

Today I'm playing at Alphabet Challenge "T" Try Something Different. Trying the new stamp set and dies was fun. With the cute little bee critters, I'm also playing at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Challenge #34 for the second time this month.

I would also love it, if you haven't done so already, to click on the "follow me" button. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Partial Product List:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Stampin' Up! Meant to Be Valentine Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome fellow stampers. Today we have a color challenge. It was really a challenge for me but with the inspiration from Lisa Curcio, I came up with this card using the Meant to Be Stamp Set and coordinating Be Mine Stitched Die Set.

and here are the colors for the challenge...
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Measurements are listed below, along with product used.

My card base is Whisper White, a mat of Real Red, and a mat of Flirty Flamingo, which has been embossed with the new Coastal Weave 3D EF. I adhered a Pearlized Doily to the embossed mat.

Using the Meant to Be Stamp Set, I stamped the two different hearts with VersaMark ink on Real Red card stock, heat embossed them with White Emboss Powder and cut them out with the matching dies. The white rimmed heart is also cut with the Stitched Be Mine dies.

I adhered the white rim with inlaid heart to the doily with liquid glue. The filigree heart is adhered with Dimensionals. 

The sentiment banner was stamped in Real Red and adhered with glue dots. I created the tagged end with the Tailored Tag Punch but you could also create it with Paper Snips, a/k/a scissors!

Don't you just love that Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon as a finishing touch? 

The inside is plain and simple...

I am entering my card at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge 540 - Anything Goes and at Time Out Challenges: #152 Photo Inspiration.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.

Karen Finkle - you are here!
Karen Ksenzakovic


Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Real Red Mat: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Flirty Flamingo Mat: 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White Greeting:  3/4" x 2"
Ribbon: 16"

Partial Product List:

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Stampin' Up! Sending Thoughts Waterfall Card

Good morning! I was hoping to use my Scan N Cut for my card today but I'm waiting to hear from Brother as to why my card stock is sticking to the mat leaving pieces behind. I can't even get them off with the spatula. If you have one, you know what I'm talking about.

One of my VERY lofty goals is to clean up odds and ends that have accumulated in my work space. I need to do that because Chester has to do this...
and I need to sit there! I spent the afternoon cleaning so now he can walk freely on the work area!!

I thought I had finished all my waterfall cards but I found loose squares and a half made card. So, I created this card that I'll use for an anniversary card.

Once I glued the squares (Repeat Impressions stamps) in their appropriate sequence, I stamped the leaves from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in 8 different shades of Stampin' Up! greens on the Whisper White mat. I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings in the lower left corner. The following photos show the "waterfall effect". Repeat Impressions call the technique a "flip card".

I used the Sending Thoughts Stamp Set to stamp my greeting inside. I had some loose embossed hearts that I glued to the inside. They were stamped months ago from the Meant to Be Stamp Set and cut with the Be Mine Stitched Dies, I think.

I made other waterfall cards in November and December with a link to a "how to" video. The Irish one that I made in December made the recipient smile. I'm hoping that this one will too as the recipients are from the north and they were used to seasons. Here in SWFL we have summer, summer, summer and summer with a tad of cool weather in December/January that is hit or miss! I think this technique is flippin' cute (see what I did there!) with the cascading changes in the trees. I'm playing again at Try it on Tuesday: What a cutie/Make Someone Smile today.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll return tomorrow for our Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Stampin' Up! The Gangs All Meer Birthday Card

Hello stamping friends. My card today was "meer" joy to create! I'm playing at Try It On Tuesday: What a Cutie/Make Someone Smile and at SUO Challenge: Designer's Choice.

I used The Gangs All Meer stamp set, which is free during the Sale-A-Bration promotion. It's only free, however, when you purchase $50 worth of product. 

The Tropical Oasis Suite contains the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder (you can also order separately). That's what I used for the top part of my Sahara Sand card. The bottom is a piece of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink on a scrap of the DSP. I cut it out with the next to smallest Stitched Nested Label die and then cut a Very Vanilla mat with a larger die.

The meer cats and cacti are cut using my Scan N Cut DSX125. I stamped all of them on Whisper White card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them using assorted Light and Dark Blends. The SNC is mere joy to operate!

I kept the inside very CAS (clean and simple) as there will be a number of people signing the card.

Thank you for stopping by today...did I make you smile? These critters are such cuties! Speaking of Critters, I hope you'll visit 2 Crafty Critter Crazies January Challenge, another site where I'm entering my card. 

If you have any questions about the card, just leave a comment with your email address and I'll get back to you.

Partial List of Product Used

Stampin' Up! Parisian Beauty for Amy's Inkin' Krew Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’ve got a "Love" theme today. Amy said we could interpret the theme howev...