Rainbow Glimmer Paper Ballons

Rainbow Glimmer Paper
I love the rainbow glimmer paper (a must have!!). Super easy to use!  I have used it here to create a bouquet of balloons and surrounded them with rainbow glimmer stars and tied with some gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack. The background was sponged with So Saffron and glycerin (see how to sponge with glycerin on my YouTube channel.) and I left a small section of white in the center. The card front was layered onto a piece of So Saffron and then a Whisper White card base. I have used the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set for the greeting and flagged the ends of each with a new Banner Pick a Punch (coming in Aug in the mini catalog). Be sure to order your supplies to make this card from my online store. Happy stamping!

Whiskey Business Masculine Card

Whiskey Business

Just loving the look of this card. The dark tones really exude masculinity. I often struggle to make a masculine card so I am super happy to have a stamp set like Whiskey Business. 
This set can be found on page 33 of the 2020 - 2021 annual catalog or click here to view it online. I started this card with the new Cinnamon Cider in color as the base and layered basic black (ran it through my die cutting machine with Subtle EF first) and then added the background from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut specialty paper. The grid lines match nicely with the lines in the In Good Taste DSP (die cut with the Nested Label dies) and the stamped lines on the greeting (included in the Whiskey Business stamp set). I have used a new punch that will be available in the Aug - Dec mini catalog - called Banner Pick a Punch. The decanter and rock glasses were stamped on shimmery white with memento ink and color with Cinnamon Cider & Mango Melody Blends.  And the final touch are 3 In Color enamel dots to tie the color together. 
Leave me a comment and let me now what you think!

Pampered Pets Slimline Cards

Playful Pets
So slimline cards seem to be all the rage these days and so what better time to give it a go. They are easy to make but the layout can be tricky to get it balanced. I tried several combinations of images and finally landed on two. I am still on the fence as to which one I prefer so I figured I would post both. Which one do you prefer? I would really love your input.
Playful PetsHere is what I have used to make the cards.
Cardstock: Whisper white thick, black glimmer paper (yay it's back in the holiday catalog!), Playful Pets DSP
Stamps: Happiest of Birthdays, Pampered Pets
Dies: Happy, Pets
Ink: White Craft, Flirty Flamingo
Misc: Black Dimensionals, Flirty Flamingo & Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends, White embossing powder
Happy dies
I have to admit that I really fussed with the "Happy". To do this I cut the Playful Pets DSP at 3-1/8" x 8-1/8" and used the "Happy" dies to center the letters in the middle. I layered this onto the black glimmer paper exposing letters in the white base. I then cut a 2nd "Happy" in white and sponged them with Flirty Flamingo ink and adhered them over top of the white letters. Still not 100% "happy" with the look I then cut one more layer in black glimmer paper and popped them up on black dimensionals - offsetting them to exposed the flirty flamingo layer in the back, ultimately creating a shadow effect. Now I am "happy" - lol.

Whiskey Business Cube Fold

Whiskey Business
How fun is this 3D card fold? Talented demonstrators - Jay & Barry - Mitosu Crafts - showcased a card on their blog which inspired me to make this card. My card features the following products:

  • Whiskey Business stamp set
  • Stampin' Blends - Mango Melody & Cinnamon Cider
  • In Good Taste DSP, Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider & Very Vanilla card stock
  • Early Espresso classic ink
The card may look complicated to make but honestly it is really easy.  The 2 cubes in the front are 2" x 8 1/4" - scored @ 2", 4", 6" & 8". The back cube is 4" x 8-1/4" - scored the 8 1/2" @ 4", 6" & 8". I am hoping to post a video soon. Stay tuned.

To mail the card it all folds up from the bottom. 

Here is the video tutorial for this card

New 2020 - 2022 In Color - Misty Moonlight

Misty Moonlight, Forever Fern, To A Wild Rose
One of my favorite new In Colors from the 2020-2022 selection is Misty Moonlight. This color blends so well with Seaside Spray (2018 - 2020 In Color) so I stamped one of the ferns from Forever Fern in Misty Moonlight on a piece of Seaside Spray card stock & used the dies from Forever Flourishing to cut it out. 
The background features tone on tone Misty Moonlight with the flower from To A Wild Rose stamp set. The strip of card stock across the middle of the card is from the Memories & More Card Pack - Flowers for Every Season (#153058). I then laid a piece of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon (#150446)  in the middle of the DSP. In the center of each flower I have placed a silver metallic pearl (#146282). 
This will be my July In Color Club card that my ICC members receive with their ICC packages. 

Triangle Fun Fold with Playful Pets

Playful Pets

I thought you might enjoy a triangle fun fold card today. It is super easy to make. You start with full sheet of card stock and score on the 11" @ 5 1/2"  and 4 1/4" on the 8 1/2" side. Then you cut from one corner to the other on a diagonal. One piece of card stock will set you up to make 2 cards. 
Making this card was a joy because of the Playful Pets product suite. Featured here is the DSP & Pets dies. I have also used the Stitched Triangle & Tasteful Touches dies


Playful Pets

Playful Pets, Stitched Triangles
Ooohh!  Do I ever like the new Stitched Triangle dies!  They add such dimension to my card. This s a great set of dies - there are 19 different sized / shaped dies in total!! 

 Most of the product I have used are from the Playful Pets suite, starting with Playful Pets DSP. Amazing designs and usability. 
All the triangles and the dog use the DSP. The cat (stamped with Playful Pets) and the banners have been die cut using the Pets dies. I added the greeting from a new stamp set called Happiest of Birthdays

I will be sending this card to my half sister, Deanna, whom I have never met face to face, for her birthday. I hope she likes it.

Gorgeous Posies Card Kit - Class July 11

gorgeous posies
Have you seen the Gorgeous Posies Card kit on page 8 of the annual catalog?  WOW!! It is STUNNING!
This kit comes with all the supplies to make 16 gorgeous cards. Aren't they beautiful??  
I am going to hold a class on July 11 featuring this kit. Would you like to join me?  All the details for this class and registration can be found here: Gorgeous Posies Class  Hope to see you there!

Playful Pets - "Purr-fect "Cat Friends

Playful Pets
Sometimes you start a design and for whatever reason, the first attempt doesn't work out - so you put it aside.
I had sponged the background of this card a couple of days ago. The design in my head didn't translate to the card stock so I put it aside. Then this morning the light bulb went off and the outcome was this design. I love it when it comes together!  The Playful Pets DSP is AMAZING!!! So many cute little cats and dogs! They are great for cards!
The sentiment for this card comes from a new stamp set called Senior Years.  I think the sentiment is "purr-fect" for this card! 
Don't miss out on the Playful Pet Suite - items are selling fast and you don't want to have to wait for a back order. Order here

Playful Pets - Pups

Playful Pets
Ahh! Take a look at the cute pups! Every time I look at them I see "Tramp" from Lady and the Tramp - do you see that too?
These pups from the Pampered Pets bundle - stamp set and coordinating dies. I like that there is a view of the pup from the back - gives me lots of different design ideas! The greeting is from Dandelion Wishes.
The images were colored with Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends - isn't this color stunning! I have matched with with the Cinnamon Cider card stock. 
Making this card requires the following products that you can purchase from my online store

Happy crafting!

DIY Paw Print with Pets Dies

You can make your own paw print using the Pet dies from the Pampered Pets Bundle. Check out my quick video!

Pampered Pets Bundle

Playful Pets
How stinkin' cute is the Playful Pets Suite? If you haven't seen it check it out here. Such adorable artistry by the Stampin' Up! design team.  This suite immediately caught my eye and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
The cat images come from the Playful Pets DSP. But there are also dog images too for all the dog lovers out there! Stay tuned for some sample yet to come with the adorable dogs!

Here are the supplies that my designs include .
Playful Pets

  • Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey & Flirty Flamingo card stock.
  • Stitched Rectangle, So Sweetly Stitched & Painted Poppy dies 
For the paw prints on my card on the right I used one of the dies from the Pet die set and colored in with a marker. I then punched it with the 1/2" circle punch.
Playful Pets

I can see me using this suite A LOT! I have so many "cat lover friends" that will love the cards!  
Don't you just love this suite? Want to get the bundle for free?
Take advantage of the Stampin' Up! bundle bash promotion! Check out the details on my "Special" page here and look for "Pick a FREE bundle Starter Kit Promotion"

It's "Whiskey Business"

What a fun stamp set! "Whiskey Business" - love the pun! such a great masculine stamp set and will make a perfect card for my step dad. 
Whiskey BusinessI wanted to do something a bit different with this card and decided to use Stampin' Up! window sheets to stamp the images and color them with Stampin' Blends. 
When stamping on window sheets you need to be careful not to move the stamp once you place it down or it will smear the image. You will need Stazon (I used Jet Black) to stamp on the window sheet. Then flip it over and color with Stampin' Blends on the back side. I have used Cinnamon Cider both light and dark to color the glasses and the decanter. 
Whiskey Business
The card base is also the new 2020 - 2022 In Color - Cinnamon Cider which I have paired with (also new In Color) Misty Moonlight. 
Other products used on my design are, Stitched Nested Label dies, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Holiday Rhinestone basic jewels, Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper 

Tasteful Touches

Tasteful Touches
Hello Crafters! I thought I would inspire you today with a new design using Tasteful Touches. When I first started to play with this stamp set I wanted to use the feather in a way that it looked like I was writing the sentiment with it. I think I achieved that here. Do you agree? 
I am loving this set. I truly enjoy color with my Stampin' Blends and can't seem to pull myself away from Seaside Spray. 
Sometimes I find designing a card comes to me quickly and other times..... not so quick. I tend to get fussy and change things up over and over. 
Today was NOT one of those days.  I do admit that I had a different colored flower but it wasn't working and I ended up my my "old faithful" Seaside Spray.

There are several new products on this card (in addition to the stamp set). Here are the details for my design.

If you like my card please leave me a comment. If you would like to purchase any of the products in this card you can do so in my online store.
Happy stamping!

My First VLOG Hop! Tasteful Touches

Look at me! I am participating in a VLOG Hop!
This is a first for me! 
Check out my video instruction for the Tasteful Touches card in the post below.