Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder

This is my second card using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.  I did one for a class in Mesquite, but I also wanted to do a version using the coordinating specialty designer series paper and the dies.  Look at the metallic shine on that paper…makes me so happy!

This is my second card using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.  I did one for a class in Mesquite, but I also wanted to do a version using the coordinating specialty designer series paper and the dies.  Look at the metallic shine on that paper...makes me so happy!

Here’s a close up (I didn’t capture the shine on the close up…sorry about that).

This is my second card using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.  I did one for a class in Mesquite, but I also wanted to do a version using the coordinating specialty designer series paper and the dies.

I used the black dimensionals on the Eiffel Tower so they wouldn’t show white at an angle.  It was easy to just snip off a skinny strip at the edge of the sheet for the feet and the lower solid bar across the tower…then just one mini black dimensional at the top of the tower.

Here’s the simpler one I did for the Mesquite class.  I had several already embossed crumb cake layers, bases, and black mats left over, so why not make another design.  I used this more involved design for my team get together earlier this month.

Colors:    Pool Party, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Basic Black

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Happy Stampin’

Barbara

P. S.  I plan to mail a few of these Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder cards to friends today (I made quite a few of them!).

Parisian Beauty Vintage Card

I designed this vintage card that uses the Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms stamp sets as a make’n’take for my vendor show this weekend.  I have 100 stampers making this card tomorrow night at the Mesquite Convention Center in Mesquite, Texas.  Wow, I just looked it up, and this will be my 8th year to do this Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show.  My daughter just moved backed to Texas and will be my helper all weekend.  The make’n’take is Friday night and shopping is Saturday and Sunday.  Come see me if you live in the North Dallas area.

I designed this vintage card that uses the Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms stamp sets as a make'n'take for my vendor show this weekend. 

I designed this vintage card that uses the Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms stamp sets as a make'n'take for my vendor show this weekend. 

Color Palette:

  • Merry Merlot
  • Basic Black
  • Crumb Cake
  • Petal Pink
  • Very Vanilla

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Looking forward to seeing and chatting with all the great crafty people at the show this weekend.  If you’re coming, I’ll see you there!

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Honey Bee Happiness

Honey bees are a very popular motif right now and Stampin’ Up! has given us one of my favorite bee sets ever.  To go with the sweet bee images and sayings in this Honey Bee stamp set, there are Detailed Bee dies too and a package of Golden Honey specialty designer series paper available as a Sale-a-bration free item (when you spend $50).  I designed a card using this suite for my clubs this month.

To go with the awesome bee images and sayings in this Honey Bee stamp set, there are Detailed Bee dies too and a package of Golden Honey specialty designer series paper available as a Sale-a-bration free item (when you spend $50).

To go with the awesome bee images and sayings in this Honey Bee stamp set, there are Detailed Bee dies too and a package of Golden Honey specialty designer series paper available as a Sale-a-bration free item (when you spend $50).

Here’s the inside of the card…

Honey Bee set - Do you see the little cut dashes for the bee's flight path?  This is actually from a new product available next month on the 4th (Ladybugs Dies) that coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set.

I used a Gold Metallic Sharpie to color in the bee stripes.  Do you see the little cut dashes for the bee’s flight path?  This is actually from a new product available next month on the 4th (Ladybugs Dies) that coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set.  You can earn the Ladybug stamp set through March with a $300 party or individual order.

My youngest daughter calls me the bee whisperer, since twice I have had a bee buzz near me or land on me that wound up just chilling out in my hand.  I would suddenly notice after a bit that there was a bee cuddled up in the palm of my hand…twice!  What are the odds?

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Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Gather Together – Fall/Thanksgiving Card

The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper has several versatile designs, but my favorite sheet is this neutral pumpkin piece.  I designed a Fall card for my club using it with the Gather Together stamp set.

The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper has several versatile designs, but my favorite sheet is this neutral pumpkin piece. I designed a Fall card for my club using it and the Gather Together stamp set.

This sheet is barely visible in the catalog, and I was completely surprised when I opened my paper to check out the designs in person.  I love the crooked paper concept and have been wanting to use that layout again recently.  Plus, it works great to show off the paper without covering it up too much.

Colors:  Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, , Mint Macaron, Whisper White.

The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper has several versatile designs, but my favorite sheet is this neutral pumpkin piece. I designed a Fall card for my club using it and the Gather Together stamp set.

I love the detail scoring on the matching Gathered Leaves dies.  Here’s the inside of the card…why not put another leaf inside!

I designed a Fall card for my club using it and the Gather Together stamp set. Here's the inside.

Happy Stampin!

Barbara

 

Brightly Gleaming – SAS Card Class

Time for Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack classes, and my first one used the Brightly Gleaming Suite.  I like for the cards to be a matching set, so here are the 3 cards I designed for this class.  Each person makes a dozen (4 of each design).

3 designs using Stampin' Up!'s Brightly Gleaming Suite for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class.

I’m in love with the new metallic ink and especially the copper.  I stamped all the ornaments in copper ink and painted some accents using the copper ink refill too.  The colors are Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, and Night of Navy.  The twine is Mossy Meadow from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack plus some regular Linen Thread on the Pretty Peacock design.  Here are close-ups of each design.

Mossy Meadow design using Stampin' Up!'s Brightly Gleaming Suite for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class.

I used a Stampin’ Blend to put dots of color on the Vanilla ornaments to add just a little color and interest.

Mossy Meadow design using Stampin' Up!'s Brightly Gleaming Suite for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class.Pretty Peacock design using Stampin' Up!'s Brightly Gleaming Suite for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class.Pretty Peacock design using Stampin' Up!'s Brightly Gleaming Suite for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class.Night of Navy design using Stampin' Up!'s Brightly Gleaming Suite for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class.Night of Navy design using Stampin' Up!'s Brightly Gleaming Suite for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class.

I used everything in this suite except the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder.  After the class, I made 8 of each design plus my 2 card samples giving me 10 of each…love that!

Here’s a link to the main products:

Happy Stampin’
Barbara

Geared Up Garage Card – Soot Technique

I designed this in May for a masculine card option.  And, I thought the car image in this Geared Up Garage set would be perfect for the Soot Technique.  So glad they carried this over from the previous catalog, since it has several sayings to handle multiple occasions.

The car image in Geared Up Garage is perfect for the Soot Technique on this masculine card.

Here’s a close up.

The car image in Geared Up Garage is perfect for the Soot Technique on this masculine card.

The funny thing was, I had just decided to do away with my table cloths on my class tables opting for just cutting mats under our grid paper.  So, I told everyone we needed to be a little more careful with tools to protect the table.  Then, I said “ok, tonight we are playing with fire and candles”… lol.

Soot Stamping Technique

I used the Let It Ride stamp set for our technique sample and let the edges catch fire on purpose so it would look like an old western painting.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

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