Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Stampin' Up! Tulip Fields

Hi All!  Tonight we have our virtual downline meeting.  We meet to put some card kits together, swap Sale-a-Bration cards, and discuss business.  But let's face it, it's just fun to stamp together, even virtually.

I chose to use Tulip Fields from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  How could I not get this set with Hubs being Dutch and all?

Stamping the tulip fields was challenging.  The triangles were giving me all kinds of trouble with free-hand stamping.  My husband measured the angle and created a half circle I could print as a guide.  I'll illustrate here on copy paper.

I lighted attached the card stock to the horizonal "horizon" line on the guide, lining up the center of the card stock with the center of the circle. 

Stamp the horizon pieces first, then the center most triangle.

Fill in the rest of the tulip fields from there, using the "pie" lines as a guide to center each triangle. 

You can download the guide HERE.  P.S. If you find this document helpful, can you leave a comment below?  Thanks!

Stamps: Tulip Fields, On the Horizon, Flowering Tulips; Paper: Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Whisper White, New Horizons DSP; Ink: Real Red, Merry Merlot, Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen; Accessories: Windowpane Check Ribbon, Brad, White Embossing Powder, Windmill Fields Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.




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Sunday, January 23, 2022

SSC275 We Carry On

Looking back on 2021, it wasn't all we were hoping for, but let's not get too down.  It's always better to count our blessings.  We can gather our strength and carry on.

I'm playing along with an old Splitcoaststampers challenge, HCE12 New Year's Eve Sketch. This card is also my contribution to this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge.  I love this warm graphic!  Please use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Carry On, Warm Hugs, Knit Together BG; Paper: Primrose Petals, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Peaceful Prints DSP; Ink: Primrose Petals, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: 2018 SAB Shimmer Ribbon Pack, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.




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Sunday, January 9, 2022

SSC274 Bright Days in 2022!

Hi Everyone! Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  Again I'm playing with the new Rainbow of Happiness bundle and coordinating FREE Sale-a-Bration paper, Sunshine & Rainbows DSP.

With dark-colored, retired Christmas Trees die-cuts and new bright papers and rainbow, this is my attempt to bridge between Christmas and the New Year.  Wishing you bright days in 2022!

This week's sketch is created by Annette.

Stamps: Rainbow of Happiness, Good Greetings; Paper: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sunshine & Rainbows DSP; Ink: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Misty Moonlight; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Brilliant Rainbow Dies, Christmas Trees Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.




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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Winter Gift Sets

Last minute Larry.... that's what we call my daughter sometimes.  She's just pulling together a couple gifts for some close high school friends.  Winter & COVID-themed gifts are perfect right about now, as NY seems to have gotten COVID for Christmas.

I used the packaging instructions for Easy Hand Sanitizer Holder from Twila Davis, and my daughter included some lip gloss.  Pretty easy to match the colors and theme with something from my Stampin' Up! stash.

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas; Paper: Delightful Dijon, Shaded Spruce, Plaid Tidings DSP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Markers; Accessories: Braided Linen Trim, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Banner Punch, Dimensionals.


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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Sale-a-Bration & Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogs are Here!

Hello All!  Have you seen the new Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs yet? I'm going to focus on Sale-a-Bration for this post, because I love FREE stuff!! 

I particularly gravitate towards Sale-a-Bration items that coordinate with Mini Catalog items I love.  This time, it's FREE Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, which coordinates with Rainbow of Happiness bundle.

Fun fact: The medium rainbow die in the bundle will cut out rainbows from the patterned paper. 

Stamps: Rainbow of Happiness; Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Sunshine & Rainbows DSP; Ink: So Saffron, Versamark; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brushes, Brilliant Rainbow Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

Sale-a-Bration benefits through February 28 include:
  • SHOP: FREE Sale-a-Bration item with each $50 or $100 purchase.
  • GATHER YOUR FRIENDS: FREE exclusive Calming Camellia host stamp set with a workshop of $300 or more.
  • JOIN OUR TEAM: $125 of product to choose, and two additional stamp sets, for the great Starter Kit price of $99.

As always, I provided a quick reference table with all the FREE Sale-a-Bration items at a glance.

Island Vibes
Island Vibes
Daffodil Afternoon DSP
Daffodil Afternoon DSP
Catching Butterflies
Catching Butterflies
Driving By
Driving By
Sunshine & Rainbows DSP
Sunshine & Rainbows DSP
Simply Marbleous DSP
Simply Marbleous DSP
Awesome Otters
Awesome Otters
Hello Friend Bundle
Hello Friend Bundle
Special Moments
Special Moments
Calming Camellia (Hostess)
Calming Camellia (Hostess)


Click below to browse or download the Sale-a-Bration and Jan-Jun Mini Catalogs. 



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Sunday, December 26, 2021

SSC273 Celebrate Winter

Welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  I kinda missed the boat on making my own Christmas cards, so I've been thinking about New Year's/winter/January cards.  The Penguin Place stamp set, which is carrying over to the next Jul-Dec Holiday Catalog (yay!), works just fine.

The card is loosely based on Freshly Made Sketches #516, and measurements for the treat packaging are 2 x 5-3/4", scored at 2-1/8, 2-3/8" for the card stock & 1-1/2 x 5-1/2" for the belly band.

Here's this week's color challenge.  The bokeh inspiration photo reminds me of New Year's Eve.

Stamps: Penguin Place, Happy Scenes; Paper: Delightful Dijon, Midnight Muse, Purple Posy, Whisper White, Penguin Playmates DSP; Ink: Delightful Dijon, Sweet Sugarplum, Purple Posy, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Jewels, Penguin Builder Punch, Banner Punch, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Dimensionals.

I did also dress up these cute little Kit Kat bars I found. I couldn't resist the yummy mint color coordination. The wrap dimensions are 2-5/8 x 4".

Stamps: Penguin Place; Paper: Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Penguin Playmates DSP; Ink: Delightful Dijon, Just Jade, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Penguin Builder Punch, Banner Punch, Dimensionals.

Looking ahead, we pivot to the new Jan-Jun Spring Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs on January 4! Don't forget to grab your last minute favorites from the Jul-Dec Holiday Catalog before they are gone for good.


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Sunday, December 12, 2021

SSC272 Whimsical Copper Trees

Welcome to another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  This week's sketch is created by Heather.

I created a card with bits and pieces on my desk, heavily influenced by Teneale Williams.  It's always nice to use up some scraps.

Here is this week's sketch.

Stamps: Christmas to Remember; Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Peaceful Prints DSP, Copper Foil Sheets; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Star Designer Elements, Copper Embossing Powder, Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder, Christmas Trees Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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