Tuesday, June 21, 2022

He's All That! Father's Day!!!

This past Sunday we celebrated Father's Day!  We are out of town, so I didn't get to celebrate with my Dad.  (Since I am fortunate to live so close to my Dad, I will get to celebrate with him when we get back! Yay!) We did have a great time celebrating the dad in our family...my husband, Brian.  He's an incredible dad to our three girls.  We are beyond lucky to have him!  I made my own card for him, and then my girls just wanted me to make their cards to give to him also.  Haha.  So I obliged and made 3 quick cards for them to write their notes to him in.  Want to see them?!  Assume so, or you wouldn't be here, right?!  Hee.  


Colors White, Pacific Point, Kraft
Inks:  Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Memento Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Basic White Thick, Pacific Point, Kraft Notecards & Envelopes, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: He's All That
Tools: All That Dies
Accessories: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

There is the whole "set"...if you will.  The white one is the card from me, obviously.  Then the other three are the ones from my girls.  I used the new Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes and the He's All That Bundle.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the notecards and love that bundle!  The notecards even come with a gift box, and the bundle is amazing!  The stamp set is even pretty versatile and the dies that come with the stamp set are completely versatile.  I will used them A LOT.  Fun labels and banners galore!  Then I did use one retired Memories & More card...from the Tropical Oasis Card Pack.

Here are some close photos of the cards...



Clean & simple card that still pack some details and texture.  Love doing tone on tone die-cuts for just some subtle & clean texture.  And love a white card with a pop of color.  The pop of color I used on all of these cards is Pacific Point.  

Then the Kraft notecards:


They are all super simple, but I love every one of them.  The Kraft color is so fun.  I used a spare notecard for die-cutting the labels, because I couldn't find my Kraft cardstock.  But you could just use the Kraft 6x6 cardstock instead of sacrificing a notecard.  Haha.  



They are all stamped with the Father's Day greeting on the inside.  I am just showing it on this card so I can also show you how I did the Designer Paper strip.  You could totally just cut a small strip and adhere it down the front of the card.  But...I like cutting a small piece off the front of the card, and adhered a DSP strip to the inside.  Love the little detail it adds. 


This one is the one I used the retired Memories & More card.  It was perfect (we are at the beach) and so quick and easy.  I did stamp and cut out the corners from the He's All That Stamp Set, and I love the little detailed touch that gives.  


I hope you enjoy these cards!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would be happy to help!  Would love to help you with your papercrafting and Stampin' Up product needs!

As a bonus...here is my cute family on Father's Day! 


Let me know how I can help you!!!

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Sunny Splash With A Paper Clip...TGIF Challenge 373:

Hello there!  Welcome SUMMERTIME in my part of the world.  😁  This is my FAVORITE time of year!  And it is time for a NEW TGIF Challenge!!!  This week is an inspirational challenge all about using paper clips!  I love this challenge because it is a fun reminder to just look around you for inspiration with your papercrafting!  Whether you take colors from your outfit to make a card with, a layout from nature, or an office supply from a junk drawer...there is always inspiration around!!!  Today...for this challenge...I mixed some summer with a side of paper clip!  💕

Colors Polished Pink, Tahitian Tide, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Inks:  Polished Pink, Tahitian Tide, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Basic White Thick, Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sunny Splash, Simply Fabulous
Tools: Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, Banners Pick A Punch 
Accessories: Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Paper clip!

A fun challenge, huh?!  Use those paper clips this week!!!  Throw in a side of summer if you want!  Hee.


Here is a close up of just the fun gold paper clip detail.  (This paper clip actually came from a Paper Pumpkin kit!  I love the size and color and everything!)


And then of course I love the summer colors and images!!!  I used some new In Colors and some new stamp sets!  Tahitian Tide is that FABULOUS blue!  And Parakeet Party is the green!!!  (I did some generational stamping to get the lighter color and also mixed in some Granny Apple Green for some "layered" greens!). The stamp sets are Sunny Splash (those bathing suits & that greeting!!!!) and Simply Fabulous (the greenery & florals!!!).  In love with both of them!  😀   



I hope you enjoy this card & this challenge!  Now...head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog!  You can see what the other fabulous designers on this team have made for you!  AND you can play along with us!!!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know how I can help you!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, June 3, 2022

Best Butterflies for TGIF Challenge 371!

Color Challenge is here for TGIF Challenge #371!!!  I've said this before, but I LOVE Color Challenges!!  They are so easy to just grab the colors and get to creating!!!  💗  I am using a brand new Bundle today also...the Best Butterflies Bundle!  Check it out below, and then head to the TGIF Challenges Blog to play along with us! 

Colors Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Polished Pink
Inks:  Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Polished PinkVersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Best Butterflies, Hello Ladybug (flowers)
Tools: Build A Butterfly Dies, Artisan Additions Dies, Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Can you tell what the colors are?!  Well...just in case...here you go!


I also added a splash of Polished Pink...because why not?!  Hee.  Just a few more pics of the card details...





Once again...all about the texture!  😁  Love how much the tone on tone card base/embossed piece/die-cut adds!  💕

I hope you enjoy!  Now...come join this color party over on the TGIF Challenges Blog!  Let me know if you have any questions at all!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  And if you need help getting any of the supplies I used to make this card...just let me know!

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Sweet Color Combo With Sweet Songbirds Bundle for Stampin' Fancy Friday!!!

All month long, as designers on the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team, we have been posting fun new Color Combos on the team Facebook Page and Instagram Page!  Hope you have been following along because SO MANY cute projects & color combos have been posted!  And today I am sharing mine!  This is a challenge I dream about because we have a NEW Stampin' Up! catalog with NEW In Colors!  So you know I had to use some new In Colors!  The color combo I used was Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, and Soft Suede.  💗

Colors Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Inks: Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Soft Suede, Pool Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Sweet Songbirds
Tools: Songbird Builder Punch, Scalloped Contours Dies, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds

And I use the new Sweet Songbirds Bundle!  I LOVE this cute stamp set & punch!  Here is your photo overload so you can check out all the details...







I hope you enjoy!  Make sure you check out all the other fun designers projects on our Facebook (Stampin' Fancy Friday) & Instagram pages (@stampinfancyfriday).  

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any other questions!  Would love to help you with all of your papercrafting needs!  If you need your own Stampin' Up! supplies to make this card (and so many other projects!!!! 😁) then just let me know!  

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Rays of Light for TGIF Challenge 369!

Do you have your hands on the ☆NEW☆ Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?! Well if so...the TGIF Challenge this week will be SUPER easy!  Because it's all about the annual catalog!

I FELL IN LOVE with the Rays of Light Stamp Set (it is a big background one) the second I saw it.  So when I went to figure out what was inspiring me for this challenge...this one jumped out at me!  

Colors Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Basic Black, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor
Stamps: Rays of Light, Paradise Palms, Through It Together (greeting)
Tools: Palms Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Opal Rounds, Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon

And really...when I said this challenge was all about the Annual Catalog...I wasn't kidding!  Here is the official challenge for you! ...


♡ USE THAT CATALOG FOR INSPIRATION!!! ♡ then share your project over on our TGIF Challenge Blog

A little bit about my card...I embossed those fabulous Rays of Light in gold.  I love them so much!  Added a little focal piece, but you really could just add a greeting (or nothing!) to this stamp set and it would be fabulous!  But here are some pictures of the details...





Aren't those gold glossy rays just fabulous?!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions at all!  

And head over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see what the other designers made and to play along with us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Framed Occasions Congratulations!!

Framed Occasions Stamp Set + Beautiful Shapes Dies = 😍😍😍!!!  Love both of them.  And love the fun texture & layers I could add to this card using them.

Colors Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Soft Sea Foam, Gold
Inks: Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Gray, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Basic Black, Soft Sea Foam, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Framed Occasions, A Grand Kid (for Congratulations greeting), Spiral Dye
Tools: Beautiful Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Heat Tool, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Brushed Brass Butterflies

I mean...just look at these GORGEOUS layers!  There is embossing, sponging, splattering, hexagon frame, fun florals, brass butterflies, etc, etc!!!





And here is one last view of the whole card...


Have you played with this stamp set yet?!  I want to see what you have made if you have!  If you haven't...what is stopping you?!  😊

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need helping getting your hands on this stamp set or any other Stampin' Up! supplies!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!
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Friday, May 6, 2022

Sweet Songbirds Colors...TGIF Challenge 367!!!

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY! for TGIF Challenge 367!!  Yay!  So quick and easy!  Check out my card below to see what I made with the colors, then head to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see the cards submitted by the rest of the TGIF Design Team!  Then...play along and post your project over on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Colors Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Inks: Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede, Basic Gray, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya
Stamps: Sweet Songbirds
Tools: Songbird Builder Punch, Forever Flourishing Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool, Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

This is why I love color challenges!  I would never have thought to use these colors today and I don't use any of these colors on a regular basis.  But it was so much fun to "branch" out!  (Get it...bird card, branch?!  Haha. 😂)  Here are the colors to use!

And here are some more on the details of the card.  I did a bit of "generational" stamping.  Thats where you stamp multiple times, without re-inking.  It gives you different tones of the same color and can add a lot of depth.  I used it on the musical notes, nest, and leaves...



I also used a Blending Brush on the background (started with Basic White cardstock) with Pale Papaya ink.  I wanted that color, but wanted the cardstock elements I added behind the focal piece to subtly pop.  So...same tone, just a lighter color because I blended ink.  Can also get a bit of an ombre by doing this. 

All in all...I had a lot of fun making this card and using these colors!  What are you going to make?! I can't wait to see!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog now to check out the rest!  And let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with your papercrafting needs...including helping getting your hands on these fabulous Stampin' Up! products! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sailboat Birthday Adventure...

Do you know someone that loves sailboats & all things ocean?!  Well me too!  💕 So I made them a fun sailboat card to wish them a Happy Birthday!

Colors Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, White, Gold
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Thick Basic White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Let's Set Sail, Waves of Inspiration (for Happy Birthday greeting)
Tools: Sailboat Builder Punch, Heat Tool, Scalloped Contours Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Stampin' Spritzer, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

Let me point out a few fun details that make this card pop a bit.  First up is the "ocean" the sailboat is sailing on.  I first stamped it a few times on the bottom of my cardstock piece in Coastal Cabana ink.  Right after stamping, while it was still wet, I spritzed it with water to let the colors bleed.  You still get the texture from the stamp, but it becomes more "organic" with the water spritzing. 


Dry the ocean with a Heat Tool, then add some color on the top using Blending Brushes & ink: Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  I splattered some water onto that part of the cardstock, and then patted it with a paper towel.  That gives the subtle splatter on the top.  Stamp those cute birds and any greeting you may want in the background, and you have a beautiful background for your sailboat.  Then just add the scalloped edge (die-cut using the Scalloped Contours Dies) for a fun touch of texture.  

And this sailboat is so cute and fun!  I stamped the sails in Flirty Flamingo...one I stamped full strength.  And one I stamped "off" before stamping again to get a lighter shade of the same color.  (Stamping "off" just means to stamp on scrap paper first then stamp again without re-inking.)  I stamped the boat in Soft Suede.  Then just punched them out!  (***Tip for builder punches*** punch the punch using a piece of scrap paper first. Then as you stamp each piece...use the scrap piece as a guide to stamp your pieces.  Just line up each stamp over your cardstock, stamp it, and then it is all easily lined up to punch out at once!)


One more view of the whole card with all the embellishments and little touches...

I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs.  Stampin' Up! products are the best and I would love to help you grow your collection!!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

CASE'ing With Some Kite Delight ... April's Stampin' Fancy Friday!

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE April's Challenge for Stampin' Fancy Friday.  I LOVE being on this design team, filled with fabulous designers.  And this month...we get to CASE (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) a fellow designer!  I am so excited to share my card with you, and then share the card that I CASE'd!!!

Also...I LOVE the Kite Delight Stamp Set in the January - June Mini Catalog!  It is SOOOO cute!  So...on to the card!!!

Colors Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Memento Black, VersaMark  BLENDS: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Kite Delight
Tools: Playful Alphabet Dies, Heat Tool, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Metallics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

I TOLD YOU!!!!  THOSE KITES ARE SOOOO CUTE!!!  The designer I CASE'd is Jenn Picard at A New Ink on Life! It was TOUGH picking someone from the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to CASE...I wanted to CASE everyone! 😀 But ultimately I settled on the fabulous Jenn because I loved this card from her!  I love her use of layers, textures, & subtle...yet still bright...colors!  I swapped out the florals for kites just to show how versatile this layout is!  Isn't her card just gorgeous?!

I love it!  And here are a few more pics of the details of my kite card so you can compare!


Want to know about some of the details on this card?!  Well...Blends markers are the star of the show.  I used them to add some ombre color on the bottom of the letters as well as add color to the kites!


I'm just a little bit in love. 😍  I loved how Jenn layered her color in her original card, so I wanted to make sure I had a background to my focal point.  She made hers with the blue flowers in the background, I made mine by using a Blending Brush to add a touch of color behind the kites.  I think stamped some clouds over the blended color. I also added the black splatter like she did.  


*** TIME SAVER TIP!! *** When you have multiple images to stamp that you are cutting out (either with scissors or dies), that will all be stamped in the same ink color, it is super easy to just mount them all on the same block and stamp at once!  Here you can see what I did with the kites.  (Although I forgot to take the picture when I had the string with bows on it.  Ooops.)   I put them all on the big block, stamped in VersaMark, and then embossed them all with gold at the same time. 


I hope you enjoy this card and Jenn's original.  Make sure you are following along with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to see all the card that have been CASE'd for this month!!!  Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook and @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram!

Thank you so much for visiting!  *** PURCHASING NOTE *** This Kite Delight Stamp Set is only available until the end of June!  So get it while you can!  Please let me know what questions you have and how I can help!

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He's All That! Father's Day!!!

This past Sunday we celebrated Father's Day!  We are out of town, so I didn't get to celebrate with my Dad.  (Since I am fortunate t...