Friday, October 27, 2017

Ship in a Bottle

I realize that I often use the word "cute" to describe stamp
sets, but I can't help it.  There are a ton of
CUTE sets in the annual catalog.  Message in a Bottle,
on page 52 is one of them.
The images and coordinating sentiments in this set make
it quick and easy to create a card for ANYBODY.

I layered the focal image on card stock that I had run through 
the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
It was fun to make and will be a great card for a
birthday dude in my life. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cookie Cutter Eskimo with Swirly Snowflakes

As I've mentioned, making Christmas cards just makes me happy.   I put effort into them because hand made Christmas cards
bring joy to friends and family.
Stampin' Up offers so many wonderful Christmas products.
You can pick a cute/sweet card making product,
 or a traditional theme.

The Cookie Cutter Christmas set on page 116, with 
coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (p 208) is one
of the CUTE product suites.  The images are so darling to
color (with the new Stampin' Blends), or you can stamp them
and avoid coloring altogether.  

In this example, I added
the lacy border from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies
on page 35 of the Holiday catalog.  The snowflakes come from 
the Seasonal Layers Thinlits on page 216.  The eskimo is
layered on an Always Artichoke oval created with the
Stitched Shapes Framelits on page 214.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Color Me Happy with Butterfly Basics

Recently I mentioned that Stampin' Up! will be releasing
a line of alcohol markers.  Well, the arrival date has been
announced!  On November 1st, the Stampin' Blends
will be available, as individual markers, in coordinated color 
pairings, or a complete set!

 In addition to the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers,
a new set is being offered.  The Color Me Happy
set includes birds, lanterns (above), a flower and 4 sentiments.

In this example, I paired the new Color Me Happy set
with Butterfly Basics on page 149.  Given the pattern of
lanterns that I stamped, I really liked this sentiment.
Stampin' Blends used on this card include Pool Party,
Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  As recommended,
the images were stamped with the Tuxedo Black
Memento Ink Pad, and then colored in.

For more information on the new Stampin' Blends,
please check out this video!