Monday, May 31, 2021

Stampin' Up! Batter Up!

Americans will honor and celebrate our fallen military heroes today.  My dad served in WWII and my husband served in the Vietnam War.  As we gather together with family and friends to celebrate this great country, remember the slogan, "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and ..."

May's Paper Pumpkin Kit is Baseball themed.  I haven't made any alternatives yet but wanted to share the pre- designed cards.

Now is the time to sign up for June's Paper Pumpkin Kit, Expressions in Color, which coordinates with the Expressions in Ink (pages 96-97 in the Annual Catalog).  Check out the link below for a bit of a sneak peek.  Click on Paper Pumpkin  to start your journey. 

June 2021 Paper Pumpkin

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked

While we were in Hawaii, our daughter stayed at our house and took care of our fur babies.  She is a fantastic stamper!  She made these two cards out of the Artistic Dies.  She adhered the Adhesive Sheets to Basic White Thick cardstock and die cut the flowers.  The die cuts through cardstock but leaves them adhered to the sheet.  Before removing the die cut, she used Stampin Blends to color it.  The card on the left was made when she pulled off the outline of the flowers and adhered it to the Basic White Thick cardstock card base.  

The card on the right uses the Inlaid Technique.  Aimee die cut another flower in Basic White on the Adhesive Sheet and adhered it to the Night of Navy  cardstock base.  Then she carefully placed all of the little pieces into the white outline.  The pieces were still on the adhesive sheet so she didn't have to use any other adhesive.  She spattered Wink of Stella on the background, layered the greeting on ribbon and added a few gems to finish it off.  

They are both so pretty!  I don't know which one I like better!

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Stampin' Up! United Through Creativity

Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE download of images and greetings to celebrate World Diversity Day.  The download is available until May 2, 2022.  I finally got a chance to make some cards with it and I made a quick You Tube video this morning.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked

This card was designed with the Avid Stamper in mind.  First, it is an easel card.  The card base is Pear Pizzazz and is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" and 2 1/8".  Fold to create the easel.  I embossed the gold dots on the front of the card.  I stamped all of the flowers and leaves and die cut them out.  They are all adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The three flowers at the bottom of the card are adhered with dimensional on the Basic White piece on the inside of the card.  When adhering the front of the card, make sure to only put adhesive on the bottom half so you can fold it to create the easel card.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Stampin' Up! Hand Penned

There is a lot to love about the Hand Penned Suite.  You know how sometimes you like one side of the designer series paper more than the other?  I have to say that I love every side of every sheet of Hand Penned Designer Series Paper.  And I love the stitched scallop border die.  I will be showing this suite a lot of love!

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