I love the two colors of 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim that’s on sale this week. Are we thinking “spring,” or what? Add to that my favorite embossing folders, and we have a winner of a sale! (Attendees at this weekend’s Super Saturday, don’t overlook these items when you place your order!) Click the graphic above to see the details on this week’s sales.
Talk about a quick card! This really is a 10-minute card — in fact, I’m designing another version for this spring’s All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack.
The sentiment here uses that clever mat made by punching both ends of a 2″ x 3¼” panel. I’m sorry to say that the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is currently back ordered until (brace yourself) the week of March 24.
I made a not-so-girly version of this card using Bermuda Bay as the card base and Calypso Coral for the flowers. So fun!
Stamps: Yippee-Skippee (p. 37), Petal Parade**
Ink/Color: Blushing Bride, VersaMark
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Black), Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch*, Candy Dots (Subtles), Stampin’ Dimensionals
*2014 Occasions Catalog
Greetings, stampers! I’m so happy to be part of this week’s Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop using Fabulous Florets. We’ve used this set quite a bit in camps, but not for some time, so it was good to get it out again — if only for this one project!
Did you arrive from Tanya’s blog, Tinkerin In Ink? If not, remember that the blog hop is a loop. If you lose your way, clicking on the top blog hop banner will get you to the complete list of hoppers.
Quite a while back I saw a card by Julie Funk that I couldn’t get out of my mind. Simple — just masking and stamping — but fraught with potential dangers. An inky finger, a crooked mask, someone not paying attention to where she’s stamping … just a warning!
Stamps: Fabulous Florets (p. 93), Gorgeous Grunge (p. 109)
Ink/Color: Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride, Old Olive (stamped off), Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals
You are sure to enjoy what Deb Currier has done with this set at her blog, ARTfelt Impressions. Have fun!
I have made this recipe for Mom’s Coconut Bars hundreds of times in my life, always to rave reviews. It’s a favorite treat at stamp camp. It is also known as Funeral Bars, because when I am asked to provide food for a funeral luncheon at church, I know I always have the ingredients on hand. (Plus, the committee asks for these by name!) Interestingly, my mother claimed never to have tasted these and asserted that the recipe hadn’t come from her. So to some mother, somewhere, thanks!
Click the picture above or the recipe below for a printable version.
We had a couple of cards at camp this month that were somewhat involved, so I needed two that could be finished relatively quickly. This was one of those cards. I actually ramped up the detail with some piercing in the top right corner. The loop of trim above the banner brings out the Crumb Cake in the patterned paper and mat.
Stamps: Perfect Pennants*
Ink/Color: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack*, Real Red
Other: Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Pack (Essentials), Big Shot, Banners Framelits*, 7/16″ Trim (Natural), Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Stampin’ Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog
Oops — when the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die set was on sale a few weeks ago, I mistakenly said that we had used them for the Faux Polished Stone technique. (You can see the card again here.) In fact, it was the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die — on sale this week — that we used as a stencil. And now that I’ve looked back on that technique one more time, it’s on the list for future camps!
And don’t miss the Backyard Basics Framelits, just in time for spring cards! Click the graphic above to see the details on this week’s sales.
I’ve never made a card using the Split Negative technique, even though it’s been around forever. (You can find tutorials on popular stamping sites.) My stampin’ buddy Tina and I were talking about it last week, so I felt the challenge had been issued!
So here it is, an anniversary card for DH’s brother and our SIL, and another anniversary card (but with a reverse heart, of course) for acquaintances celebrating their 60th. I love the drama of this card, complete with the tiniest touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the edge.
Stamps: So Very Grateful*
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Other: Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (White, Black), Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals
This birthday card is going to a Burgin family friend who will be 96 next week! He is such a good man and has been a blessing to us all.
The three strips (cut from one panel) were from my UnFinished Objects basket, an experiment I was messing with a few weeks ago for Super Saturday. (I am in the thick of preparations now and very overwhelmed by details.) At Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference last month, one of the presenters talked about the ombré trend. Some time ago I designed a camp card showing the Ombré Ribbon technique, and it’s funny that this card — totally different — uses similar colors.
Here the ombré effect (a gradation of color) is done by sponging four different colors over a heat-embossed panel, so it’s also the emboss resist technique. I tested several of these in different colors, but didn’t keep the idea for Super Saturday. I think I sponge a lot, and I don’t want anyone throwing in the … sponge when they see yet another card with this kind of subtle coloring.
Oh, and this card is also for Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week (#124).
Stamps: Sweet Essentials (p. 41), Positively Chevron (p. 126)
Ink/Color: VersaMark, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Other: Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (White), 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Pear Pizzazz)
Moore goodies this week! Remember that the 2012-2014 In Colors (Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit) will be retiring at the end of May. Those dahlia embellishments won’t be available then, either!
While you’re shopping, take another look at the Clearance Rack — new items were added today! I could be wrong, but it seems like there’s a lot of “new” retired Designer Series Paper available now, including the beautiful Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP for just $5.19.
It’s no surprise to my stampers that Faux Silk is one of my favorite techniques. (Is it new to you? See my tutorial here.) I knew I wanted to use Petal Parade, one of the free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and as it happened, the tissue box in one of our bathrooms provided the perfect color inspiration.
I could have included this card in yesterday’s Stamp Review Crew blog hop, since I used one of the spatter stamps here. The Gorgeous Grunge set provides the perfect little extras on many projects.
Stamps: Petal Parade (Sale-A-Bration), So Sorry (p. 68), Gorgeous Grunge (p. 109)
Ink/Color: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Vellum Card Stock, Very Vanilla (base for Faux Silk), tissue wrapping paper
Other: Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (Pool Party), Word Window Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals