Tasteful Touches - Coloring with Stampin' Blends & Wink of Stella

Hello crafter's and welcome to my stamp room! Today I have a new creation for you featuring all new 2020 - 2021 products. Here I am using the Tasteful Touches (#154098 - $65.50) and the Forever Fern (#154094- $73.75) bundles along with the In Good Taste DSP (#152494). 
I loved making this card. I all came together when I added the layer of DSP. Initially I had used Smokey Slate card stock that I had run through my die cutting machine with the Brick and Mortar 3D EF.  As pretty as it was, it seemed to be missing something. That's when I pulled out a piece of the In Good Taste DSP and suddenly it popped!
If you haven't seen this DSP stay tuned, I will be creating a short video to show you the beautiful designs in this package - in fact my card is laying on top of one of the designs - love this paper!

On June 5th I will be posting a step by step instructional video for this card so be sure to check back.

Here are the supplies you will need to make this card which, on June 3rd, you can order from here 

Card stock:

  • Seaside Spray 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Misty Moonlight 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" (New 2020 - 2022 In Color)
  • In Good Taste DSP - 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Scrap of whisper white to stamp the flowers, ferns and greeting
  • Scrap of Misty Moonlight to punch out the little flowers

  • Memento
  • Pretty Peacock
Bundles: as mentioned above

  • Confetti Flowers Border (#152723)
  • Metallic Edge Trim - Silver
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Silver Metallic Pearls
  • Dimensional, SNAIL, Tombow

Forever Greenery Suite - Coming June 3rd, 2020

Hi Crafters!  Today I am sharing a sneak peak at the Forever Greenery Suite that will be available June 3rd. This suite comes with 7 products that include: Forever Fern stamp set, Forever Flourishing dies, Forever Greenery DSP, Greenery Embossing Folders (2), Gold Hoops, Forever Greenery Trim.
It can be found on pages 108 - 110 of the 2020 - 2021 annual catalog.  The cost of the suite is $143 (item code # 154143).

You can purchase this suite here (starting June 3 at 2pm EST)  or contact me using the form on the left and I will place the order for you. 
As an added bonus, when you purchase this suite you will receive from me this hand stamped card with instructions on how to re-create.

Forever Fern Suite

I just can't get enough of the Forever Fern Suite.  
The other day an additional item from the Forever Fern Suite arrived and I just had to use it on this card. That item is the Greenery Embossing folders. The cool thing is that there are 2 in the package. One is a repetitive pattern that you can see on the Petal Pink strip under the gold trimmed ribbon. The other one (which I will feature on another card) has a floral spray across the bottom and top of the folder.  I am so glad I purchased these folders. Now you should know that they are not the typical size of our other EF BECAUSE the are designed to be used not only with the (coming soon) Stampin' Cut & Embossing Machine BUT more specifically with the Mini Stampin' Cut & Embossing Machine!!  Yes Stampin' Up! is releasing not 1 but 2 machines - hopefully we can get our hands on them mid June! 
The Greenery EF measures 6-1/4" x 3-3/8" and they can be used with any die cutting machine. So don't worry if you have another type of die cutting / embossing machine - these will work in it!

Here are the details of my design that I created for you today. 
Card base is Very Vanilla which I embossed with the Subtle embossing folder (this is a staple in my stamping library!) I stamped & die cut 2 ferns in Granny Apple green and blended them with Clear Wink of Stella as well as die cut a Very Vanilla fern from the Forever Flourishing dies. I then layered a gold hoop and 2 pieces of the Forever Gold laser-cut shapes before adding the Petal Pink embossed layer and Gold Trim ribbon. The poppy was embossed in white craft ink and powder. I then used my Stampin' Blends to color it and of course I had to add some bling to the card - gold sequins and rhinestones. 
I hope you enjoy this card and please reach out to me to place your order for this AWESOME suite starting June 3rd.  If you order the supplies from me I will re-create this card for you and send it to you!  Happy Stamping and stay safe.

The Starter Kit Just Got Better!!!

June 3 - 30 is a great time to take advantage of an amazing offer from Stampin' Up!
Become a TwINKle Belle between June 3 - 30 and you get an additional die or punch bundle ABSOLUTELY FREE!

That is a value of up to $81.75!!!

Why not take advantage of this amazing deal? 
As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and a member of  my amazing TwINKle Belles, you are able to receive up to 25% off all your purchases and you get to order products before they go public! 

The starter kit is fully customizable. You can choose up to $165 worth of Stampin' Up! products and only pay $135 

With the June Bundle Bash promotion you can add an additional bundle (up to $81.75) at NO EXTRA COST.

That brings the value of the starter kit to $246.75 and you ONLY PAY $135!!
But remember this promotion doesn't start until June 3rd!

Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

My oh my!  How amazing are these gold laser-cut designs? I can't believe how much they add to the look of a card. The package comes with 6 sheets: 3 each of 2 single sided designs. There are card fronts (measure 3 1/2" x 5") as well as accents that you can add to your projects.  And if you don't want to use the gold side (although I can't imagine why one would't want to use it) you can flip it over and use the white side - which you can easily use your Stampin' Blends to color in any color you like!!!  
I love the gold and vanilla together which, until I got these gold laser cut images, I wasn't using that often.  Now I am almost out of Very Vanilla card stock and need to place an order! In addition to combining the vanilla and gold I have added Blushing Bride and Old Olive (card stock, Stampin Blends & ink) - simply a wonderful color combination! The finishing touches are

  • Rhinestones, 
  • A gold hoop and
  • Scalloped Lace trim.
I see a class coming soon!  

Vintage Fern - Forever Gold Laser-Cut specialty Paper

Hello Crafters!  Today I have created a special vintage project for you that I am especially proud of. I  have done several different effects on this card to give it depth and texture. 
To star I inked up the Old World Paper 3D EF before I ran it through the die cutting machine. I then inked up the flowers (Cherry Blossoms dies) and then ran them through the die cutting machine with Blushing Bride ink.  I dug out my old color spritzer and spritzed the background pf the sentiment and the Blushing Bride circle - I love this technique - I wish Stampin' Up! would bring back that tool! Finally I have used Stampin' Blends to color the scalloped lace trim. 

My design features the following new 2020 products: 

  • Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, 
  • Gold hoops and  
  • Old World Paper 3D embossing folder.  
These will all be available starting June 3rd. 

Designing this card was fun and it had many different looks before I landed on this one. I am really pleased with the outcome and love the vintage look. 
I would love to hear what you think.  

Shimmery Forever Fern

Hello Crafters!  Time for another look at the new Forever Fern available June 3, 2020. Today's inspiration is coming from my neighbour's garden, which every year is stunning. I am seeing lots of purples and blues and love that color combination - hence my creation! 
I thought that my card would look best if I spritz the card stock with shimmer paint (of course I had to look for it first) I hadn't used in quite a while! The Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue layers all got a spritz with the Frost White Shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol. Not that easy to get a picture of but trust me its there (and on my nails - lol). If you click on the photo you will be able to see the spritzing better.
Here is what I have done to create this card.
The inks that I used are Gorgeous Grape & Shaded Spruce. After I stamped the images I use a clear Wink of Stella to blend the ink (and of course give it some sparkle).
The dies I used are So Sweetly Stitched and Layering Ovals.
My sentiment was stamped and embossed in white on black card stock and then I punched both ends with the new Lovely Label Pick a Punch - this punch is going to get a run for it's money - I love this punch and it is one that you will definitely want in your stamp collection.
I tied a 3 loop bow and adhered it to the the stems of the ferns with a glue dot. And lastly I added some pearls to the card.
What do you think? Leave me a comment below.

Fun Fold Origami Card

Like a Girl Scout.... "always be prepared!" And today I am. I have created a masculine card to share with you. This card, originally intended to be a Father's Day card, can also double as a Birthday card.
Quite some time ago (I won't share just how long ago) I purchase the Clubhouse stamp set, dies, DSP and the Absolutely Argyle 3 D embossing folder, and many months later I finally decide to play with it.  That is just so sad! But I have so many wonderful products from Stampin' Up! that it is hard to use them all. Well I was determined to use them before they retire (in about a week and a half) - better late than never. 
Well!  What was I thinking??? I should have been using these items since I got them. Bad, bad, bad!
The DSP is awesome! Here I made an origami golf shirt and adhered it to a piece of whisper white card stock that I embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D EF - thank goodness this isn't retiring because it is FABULOUS!
This fun fold card opens up by pulling the green tartan layers open. Voila! Here is what the inside looks like!
I stamped the golfer with Memento ink and colored with Stampin' Blends! Such a fun and easy card to make.  This is one of the projects that my Stamper's Tech Club is making this month!  I hope the like it! What do you think?

Blossoms in Bloom With Misty Moonlight & Magenta Madness

Hello crafters!  Today's project is showing off  all new 2020 products which includes:

  • 2 of the 5 new 2020 - 2022 In Colors - Magenta Madness & Misty Moonlight,
  • Many Layered Blossoms dies,
  • Lovely Label Pick A Punch and 
  • 2020 - 2022 In Color Enamel dots.
All these products will be available very soon and I know you will want to get your hands on them!  
One thing I want to point out is how amazing the Misty Moonlight goes with Smoky Slate. As you can see the outline of the Many Layered Blossoms floral spray has been die cut out of Smoky Slate and the inset layer has been die cut from Misty Moonlight - the grey undertone of the Misty Moonlight pops against the Smoky Slate! 
And there there is Magenta Madness!  I am a pink girl through and through and I am loving this color!  On it's own it is very vibrant but pared with these other colors it add a true punch of color!  The centers of the flowers are the new enamel dots - I can't get enough of theses and expect to use them on everything. They are just the right size for any project.
And how about the sentiment layer?  This was created with a new dual punch called Lovely Label Pick a Punch. My oh my! Talk about making things easy. I love punches and absolutely love how this punch gives that "finishing" touch. Stay tuned for a post to come that will show you this punch and all the different sized labels you can make. 
I hope you enjoy this project and will try it out when you get the products.  It is super easy to make!
Have a fabulous crafty day!

Another Sneak Peek At Blossoms in Bloom - Featuring Magenta Madness

Hello crafters!  Today I am sharing a card that I created using the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set and coordinating dies - available June 3!  I chose to use the new Magenta Madness in color with Rich Razzleberry to show you how beautifully these colors blend together. I love how eye catching this card is! 
In order to make this card you need a wee bit of patience as I have die cut the floral spray 3 times and filled in the negative spaces. Each time I ran the dies through the die cutting machine I carefully removed the die and then placed some Press n Seal over the pieces and pressed down so that the pieces would stick to it and remain in the proper place so that I could fill in the negative spaces.
1. First, die cut 1 outline in black.
2. Die cut 2 of the others

  • 1 in Razzleberry and 
  • 1 in Magenta Madness (available June 3).

3. Adhere the black outline die cut piece on top of the Razzleberry piece.
4. Adhere to white card layer - embossed with Subtle embossing folder.
5. Fill in the "negative" spaces with the Magenta Madness pieces.
6. Stamp greeting and emboss with white craft ink.
7. Punch one end of the greeting layer with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch (available June 3). Adhere with dimensionals.
8. Randomly place 3 In Color Enamel Dots.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Flowers for Every Season - Memories & More Card Pack

So here is my second card using the Memories & More Card pack for Flowers for Every Season.
I must admit that I am loving the Misty Moonlight In Color. 
When pared with the Just Jade it is absolutely stunning. Well done Stampin' Up! on the 2020 - 2022 In Colors.
The Memories & More card pack comes with double sided cards & sticker sheets. The flower and the little flowers around the gold hoop (also coming June 3rd) are all from the kit. The greeting is from the Forever Fern stamp set (available June 3rd). I stamped the greeting onto vellum (I didn't what to hide the gorgeous floral design) and then adhered the gold hoop over top with adhesive sheets (yes Stampin' Up! is bringing them back - woohoo!). I stamped the greeting in the ink and then in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I also have added 2 of the In Color enamel dots (one in Just Jade and the other in Misty Moonlight). Along the edge of the hoop I have added a couple of pieces of the Forever Gold specialty paper and braided some white baker's twine to finish off the card. 
I hope you are inspired and are adding the Memory & More card pack to your 2020 wish list!

Flowers for Every Season Memories and More

WOW!  The Flowers for Every Season Memories and More pack has some BEAUTIFUL & COLORFUL layers.
I don't often buy the Memories & More but after playing with this I think I will start getting them more often.  It makes creating stunning, colorful cards so easy!!!. I love that this card shows all 5 new 2020 - 2022 In Colors. Those colors are: Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness, Bumble Bee, Misty Moonlight & Just Jade.  These colors will be available starting June 3rd, 2020.  Be sure to use my "Contact Me" form to request a catalog (Cdn residents only).
I have included on my card, the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and the In color Enamel Dots.  Would love to know what you think of this design. Leave me a comment below.

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - May - Annual Catalog Sneak Peek

Welcome to the May Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Annual Catalog Sneak Peeks and I am excited to share  with you my creation using the new Forever Fern stamp set and coordinating Forever Flourishing dies.
I love these new dies and can see me using them A LOT!  

Here is what I have done to create this card.
My base is thick Whisper White of which I layered Pretty Peacock and then another layer of Whisper White. Before layering the top white onto the base I ran it through my die cutting machine with a NEW embossing folder called Old World Paper 3D - LOVE IT!!! OMG it is fantastic!
My focal point features the Forever Flourishing dies where I cut out 3 of the largest ferns - 2 in vellum and 1 in gold foil.  I placed them under the stitched circle. The greeting and the stamped leaves in Pretty Peacock ink using the Forever Fern stamp set. Lastly I tied in  the gold fern in with some gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppy Sequins and finished the card with a 3-loop bow. 
I hope you have enjoyed my card. Please leave me a comment below and feel free to reach out (via my contact me form) to get you hands on the new 2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog (Canadian residents only).
Be sure to hop on over to the next blog for more wonderful creations.  
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Kre8tor's May Blog Hop - Floral

Welcome to Kre8tor's May Blog Hop!  This month's theme is "Floral".   Spring has sprung! The trees are budding and flowers are starting to bloom. The grass is green and the sun is shining! After a long winter I just love this time of year!  What a fitting theme! 
I have for you a card that I am really proud of! I have made a mother's day card featuring the beautiful flower from the Band Together stamp set. The technique that I used is masking. I like how this technique gives depth to the images making them looked like they have been layered on top of each other. 

Making this card is not as hard as you would think. First make the mask by stamping the flower on a post-it note and then fussy cutting around the image - slightly inside the outer edge of the stamped image. Once that was done I was able to start stamping, using the mask to cover the "top" flower. To blend the color I have used a clear Wink of Stella - this is one of my favorite ways to color. The Wink of Stella pulls the ink into the center of the image and it makes it sparkle! 
The images were framed with the Stitched Rectangles using Blackberry Bliss card stock. The corner focal point uses the Detailed Band Dies to diecut the flower and leaves and some vellum card stock for the frosted leaves (die cut from Poppy Moments dies).
As for the greeting, well...... this is 1 of many different options - sometimes that happens... I just can't decide what to do with the greeting and all of the sudden.. "whamo" ! a magical moment happens and it all comes together!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you! Now hop on over to the next blog to see some more beautiful creations.

Roll Call List

2020 - 2022 - Introducing A "New In Colors" Card Club

2020-2022 In Color Club
Want to get you hands on the new 2020 -2022 In Colors?
Why not join my In Color Club?
This is a new club that I am offering this year. 

The club will include inks, refills, paper and more. 
Shown here are the new In Colors coming in June.
They are going to look amazing with the current Stampin' Up! color families!!

Club members will receive a package of goodies, every month, featuring one of the 5 In Colors. By the end of the 5 month club, each member will have all the following goodies:

  • 2020 - 2022 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads (Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight)
  • 2020 - 2022 In Color Ink Refills (in all 5 colors)
  • 2020 - 2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack (each month you will receive the In Color for that month)
  • 2020 - 2022 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock Pack (all 5 colors)
  • 2020 - 2022 In Color Stampin' Blends (note Bumble Bee is not available)
  • A gift from me. A pack of 2020 - 2022 In Color Enamel Dots.
The cost to participate in the club is $50 a month (porch pick up but shipping can be arranged - cost to be determined). You will receive a new color package each month for 5 months (featuring products noted above) and a hand stamped card sample featuring the in color for that month.

Please note that you are signing up for 5 full months. If you do not complete all 5 months, you will not be eligible for the free In Color Enamel Dots gift.
Please complete the "Contact Me" form on the left to provide your interest in this club. Registration and prepayment is required each month by the 1st of the month via EFT or PayPal