Sunday, May 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Share What You Love DSP

My card today was inspired by Challenge #161 Photo Inspiration Lake

I was totally enamored with the colors and shading in the photo, not necessarily the tree, lake and swing. I think that is reflected in this DSP, which will be available June 1. Do you like it?

My card base is Tranquil Tide with a mat of Mint Macaron (returning June 1) and then, of course, the mat of Share What You Love DSP, available now as a pre-order. Click on my Current Promotions tab above if you are interested in finding out more about this paper and what goes along with it OR scroll down to the bottom for pictures and links. 

I punched the Everyday Label out of Tranquil Tide. The sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet is stamped in Tranquil Tide on a scrap of Whisper White and cut out with the   1 3/8" Scallop Punch

Before I adhered the mats to the card base, I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron Nature's Twine (available June 1) around them and secured it with tape on the back. I then adhered the double mat to the card base. I used dimensionals to stick the label to the twine. Then I glued the sentiment to the label. I added two small Faceted Dots (available June 1) to the label. 

For the inside, I sponged a mat of Whisper White with Tranquil Tide and punched the corners with the trio punch, which will be available June 1 (not too far away, eh!) The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide using the soon-to-be available Detailed With Love stamp set.

If you are not a demonstrator and do not have one, I hope I have whetted your appetite for these products. I would love to be of assistance to you.

Here are a few more pictures of the bundles that are available until May 31, 2018, with links to the prices.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you'll return tomorrow.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Stampin' Up! Out with the Old, In with the New

Today, I decided I'd play along with Chrissy Larson's challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch #272. I hope it fits the bill.

My card is a mixture of sad and happy...sad that the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP is gone and happy that I love the new Balmy Blue and Grapefruit Grove. I am happy that the Pretty Label Punch carried over. I absolutely love the new Detailed With Love stamp set and the Nature's Twine. The new products will be available June 1. Let me know if I can help you order them OR help you get them before then!

Now, let me tell you how this was constructed...

Ingredients and Measurements:

Card Base: Balmy Blue 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"

Solid Mat: Grapefruit Grove Cardstock 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

DSP: Whole Lot of Lovely 3" x 4 1/4" (you can substitute June 1 with another pretty DSP or sooner...hint, hint...can you say demonstrator?)

Bow: Nature's Twine Grapefruit Grove

Sentiment: Pretty Label Punch, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Detailed with Love stamp set, Whisper White cardstock scrap.


Ink up sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamp on Whisper White scrap. Punch with the Pretty Label punch. Sponge with Grapefruit Grove.

Adhere DSP to Grapefruit Grove mat.

Adhere Grapefruit Grove to card base.

Put 4 dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and attach it to the card front.

Make a bow with the twine and attach it to the card front with a glue dot. Card front done!

For the inside:

Whisper White 3" x 4 1/4"
DSP strip 3/4" x 4 1/4"

You don't need instructions cuz I know you know the drill! I also want to give Janet Wakeland credit for her inspiration.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I want to reiterate that I appreciate all of your comments.

Friday, May 18, 2018

It Isn't Stampin' Up!

... but's it's pretty and vibrant, don't you think? We made it at card group a couple of Thursdays ago, which seems like forever. Our 8 AM appointments at one end of Ft. Myers and our 1 PM at the other end is quite time consuming so another short, hopefully sweet, post!

I like the DSP Sue M. chose...looks tasty AND the recipient will like the gift card that will be enclosed.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! Truly Tailored and True Gentlemen for Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

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Wow, this is so exciting...blogging with two of the best leaders...Amy Koenders and Sandi MacIver and all our wonderful crafting team members. You are in for a BIG treat, peeps, once a month with two teams combined for the hop. This month we have our choice: we can strictly follow the color challenge, the sketch OR both! Here's my card for which I used both!

Here are the challenges:
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My card base is Tranquil Tide, with a mat of Night of Navy and DSP from the True Gentlemen package. When I made this card, the DSP was retiring but still available. It has since sold out. (If you are interested in purchasing, I can try to find a demonstrator who has an extra package for sale, just let me know.)

The ovals are die cut from the Layering Ovals  Framelits. I adhered them to each other with Tombow glue and adhered the Navy to the card base with dimensionals.

The sentiment and bow tie are from Guy Greetings and Truly Tailored, respectively, stamped in Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide on the Crumb Cake oval. These two stamp sets are retiring as of May 31 and could become unavailable prior to that. The card front was so easy to do, it only took minutes.

For the inside, I used a piece of the now gone DSP, a mat of Night of Navy and a mat of Crumb Cake. I rounded off all the corners using the new Detailed with Love Punch (available June 1...if you become a demonstrator before then, you can have it now!)

I sponged the Crumb Cake piece with Crumb Cake ink. I also put my own dots around the edges using my Night of Navy Stamp 'n Write Marker. I was trying to get a leathery, awl-punched look. The marker is available at the moment in the Regals collection but is not sold alone. I left the inside blank as I will be sending it to Send A Smile 4 Kids and they request that.  I am also entering their challenge again, which ends tomorrow!

The products that are available are listed below (with the exception of DSP), along with measurements.

Clicking on the "Next" button will take you Sandi MacIver on our "sister" team! If you prefer, you can click on any name below to go directly to that blog.

List of Hoppers:

List of Measurements:

Card base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", Tranquil Tide
Mats: 5 1/4" x 4", 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" Night of Navy
DSP Mats: 5" x 3 3/4", 4 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Mat: 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" Crumb Cake
Scraps for Ovals: 3" x 3 1/2" Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and DSP

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Fabulous Florets

Today I have to show you another card we made at Carole's last week. She is great at making big cards! I rarely veer from A2's! Hers is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and I will need to make an envelope for that. Stampin' Up! has the solution here.

The paper is Graphic 45 and if you recall, I LOVE it!  Here ya go...

Carole had a ribbon on her example but for some reason I chose to use retired enamel dots that are Always Artichoke, a retiring color. I won't miss it because they are bringing back Mossy Meadow! Woo hoo!
The stamp set I used inside is from 2013 and it's called Fabulous Florets. It contains a sentiment much like the one on the front and I stamped it in the new color "Pineapple Punch", available June 1. I stamped the stems in "Mossy Meadow", which is a retired ink but is returning, like I mentioned, on June 1. Because the stamp set is way over a year old (2013), I am entering it at Retro Rubber #86

I fussy cut some flowers from the Graphic 45 paper and adhered them to the stems with dimensionals. The corners were rounded with Carole's Cropadile but SU is coming out with the Detailed Trio punch, which does the same thing but more! It has 3 different type corners.

Thanks for stopping by and be happy peeps!

Partial List of Supplies:

Fabulous Florets - Clear-Mount Stamp
Fabulous Florets - Clear-Mount Stamp

Monday, May 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! Truly Tailored and True Gentlemen

Hello peeps, thanks for stopping by. I have another masculine card for you...

I'm entering it at Send A Smile 4 Kids again! 

Anything Goes 4 Kids OR For Dads From the Kids Challenge is so worthwhile and I will be mailing all my Father's Day cards to them!

The embossing folder that I used is a retired Zig Zag from SU. The DSP is now hoo!  The stamp set will be retiring May 31. I'm tired and retired!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Truly Tailored
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, True Gentleman (retired)
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Zig Zag TIEF (retired), Stitched Shape Framelits DiesTailored Tag Punch, Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding, Banner Triple Punch
Tools     Big Shot  

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Stampin' Up! Not

Note: This post has been updated as of 5/15/18 to include the inside of my card in which I added a stamped sentiment.

Today I didn't bring a Paper Pumpkin kit to the horsepistol because I thought discharge would be around 9 or 10. One doctor was in at 7 and said my husband was good to go but had to wait for the discharge doctor. Prior days, that doctor showed up at 9. Today he showed up at 12:30. The nurse didn't get the papers written up until 2:30...annoying to say the least! We got out at 3 PM and had to pick up prescriptions, take care of neglected things around the house, and cook mother's day dinner. We enjoyed our lobsters, I'll tell you that! So, I didn't get to make a card. 

However, I want to show you another card we made at card group is not SU, but I LOVE it!

The paper is Graphic 45 and I just love it. The photo does not do the card justice. 

Here's the inside...

I used one of the sentiments from Floral Phrases. I believe it became available in 2016 and is currently available. After I made the inside this morning (5/15/18), I decided to enter it at Retro Rubber #86


I hope this is not considered back linking. If it is, would someone from Retro Rubber please let me know. I figured it falls within the time frame of the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be able to make a fresh card tomorrow using a new stamp set I received.