Pressed Petals Designer Paper

One of my favorite sheets in the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper is this one with flowers on burlap.  Since this paper is retiring and I hadn’t used it yet, I decided to feature it on a card for my May Stamp Club.  I designed this easy little get well card with a few hearts added from the Stitched Be Mine dies.  The sentiment is from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.

Pressed Petals Design Specialty paper is featured on this Get Well card.

Here is a close up of the card.

Pressed Petals Design Specialty paper is featured on this Get Well card.

I noticed that the designer paper was a little thin to handle the ribbon taped with Tear & Tape to the back.  So, on the ones I made after the initial sample here, I added a piece of Crumb Cake card stock on the back of the designer paper to give it some extra strength and put glue dots in all 4 corners too.

Colors:  Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Note:  The littlest heart is from the center bottom of the scrolled heart die.

Tools and Stamp Sets:

I love using the ribbon this way to make a textured scalloped edge border.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

Cute Under My Umbrella Card

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn’t wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.  Not to mention how perfect the Lily Impressions designer series paper mimics a rainy day background.  I made several of these cards so I could color the boots in different colors to match my umbrellas.  Since I ordered the Pleased As Punch paper too, I had several styles of fun umbrellas to punch out.  If you own this paper, the best way to cut it for punching is to cut the paper in diagonal strips to separate rows of umbrellas.

I also punched out the folded umbrellas on some of them for the inside of the card.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

My favorites are the purple ones.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

I love how my cute Under My Umbrella card turned out.  I couldn't wait to stamp and color in the little rain boots.

The cloud is the Pretty Label punch…I love punches!  The boots and flowers, however, are fussy cut.  And, I used Granny Apple Green Textured Weave ribbon under the cloud.  I used this cute Spring card for an in-home party last month and my clubs in February.  That was back when we were all not so nervous to leave the house or on lock-down.  I hope everyone is enjoying time to create in their own stamping/crafting room or space.

The Pleased as Punch paper was only offered in February and March, but if there is any left, it might show up later in the clearance rack.  In the meantime, new items were added today to the clearance rack with some discounted as much as 60%, so check it out.

I also noticed that we don’t have Blushing Bride Stampin’ Blends (I used a little water coloring in the pink boots since I don’t have that color in Blends).  I’m hoping we have more colors (like all the rest of the colors) available in the new catalog in June.  Us demos will get a chance to see the catalog in eight days…I’m so excited!  Stampin’ Up! even has a counter counting down the days, hours, minutes for us on our demo website.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

 

Timeless Tulips Easter Card

I used the Timeless Tulips stamp set for my Easter cards this year.  My stamp club also made these in March.  I love how realistic the tulips are.  You just can’t imagine how great they look until you stamp them yourself.  I do, however, think the tulips look better with darker colors.  We made a card at the last Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Vegas using Rococo Rose which just doesn’t show the detail as well as the Gorgeous Grape.  I based my design from that card and just added some layers and the Buffalo Check background stamp.  Here are both cards.

This is the one we did in Vegas.

Timeless Tulips card from Stampin' Up! OnStage in Vegas.

And, here is my version.

I used the Timeless Tulips stamp set for my Easter cards this year. I love how realistic the tulips are. You just can't imagine how great they look until you stamp them yourself.

Here’s a close up.

I used the Timeless Tulips stamp set for my Easter cards this year. I love how realistic the tulips are. You just can't imagine how great they look until you stamp them yourself.

Colors:  Gorgeous Grape, Purple Posy, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

I need to get these in the mail, but wanted to photograph them first.  Happy Easter everyone.  Even if I can’t gather with friends or extended family right now, I’m keeping busy playing games with my family and spending time in my stamp studio.  Oh, and I’m also watching Outlander with my daughters.  My oldest is pacing us though, only one a day.

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

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

Tools:

 

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

Tools:

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?

Tools:

Happy Stampin’

Barbara

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