Friday, January 27, 2017

Window Love Notes - January's Club Project...

About time I share the project we made for our club project last week...so here goes.  Have you seen the "Window Box" Thinlits in the Occasions catalog?  I. Love. It!  It makes this darling hexagon box, it's so much fun to use, and it is a pretty quick box to put together.  Pair that box with the Love Notes Framelits, and look how cute it turns out...


It's a great size...and so much fun to decorate and spruce up.  The Thinlits come with all these cute things that you can use to cut out "windows" on the top or sides of the box.  We used the floral one to cut a fun window at the top.  But instead of being able to see through the box, we added some Gold Foil paper under the window.


ColorsMint Macaron, Real Red, Whisper White, Gold
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Gold Foil Paper
StampsSealed With Love
ToolsBig Shot, Window Box Thinlits, Love Notes Framelits
Accessories: 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB item)-gold

I kept this one plain--but look how fun it is to add a little bit of the Sending Love Designer Series Paper on the sides...


Which one do you prefer?  Either would be a perfect little box for Valentine chocolate or any other small gift you need to give! 


Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Designer Tee Love Notes...

Have you seen the fun "Designer Tee" stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure?  Yes--you can earn it FREE! It coordinates with the Custom Tee Bundle from the Occasions catalog, but on it's own--it's so much fun too!  Here is a fun Love Note set I made (and Stampin' Up! even highlighted this in a newsletter they send to demonstrators!) using the stamp set...


So fun, right?!  Using a bundle of products makes creating these cards a breeze!  The envelopes (made with the envelope punch board) are so quick and easy to use also!  The size is perfect to use as Valentines, throw in lunch boxes, tie onto a gift bag to spruce up some gift packaging, etc, etc.

ColorsMint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
StampsDesigner Tee
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes, Envelope Punch Board
Accessories: Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Linen Thread

Here are some pics of the cards up-close.  Some of the sentiments even have coordinating greetings for the inside of the card:









So what do you think?  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sealed With Love for Club!

I had my club group meet last week!  What can I say, I LOVE my club night!  We have such a great time together.  We used the "Sealed With Love" bundle for club this month because it's the cutest!!!  I started playing with this bundle and just fell in love...appropriately so.  :-) Hee.  Here's the card we made...


So fun, right?!  I had major help with this card!  I did some Pinterest searching because there were so many things going through my head, I had a hard time focusing on one idea.  (I am sure I'm not the only one that feels this way sometimes!  Thank heavens for inspiration out there! :-) )  I can't find the original card to give credit though...so I'm sorry.  I will do some more searching and update if I can find it!

I even included a little secret message on this card.  If you pull up the insert in the middle envelope...


How cute and fun is that?!  :-)

ColorsMint Macaron, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersMint Macaron, Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Sending Love Designer Series Paper
StampsSealed With Love
ToolsBig Shot, Love Notes Framelits, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, 3/8 Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (silver)

Now let me remind you that Sale-A-Bration is going on right now!  Whoooo!  One of the products in there is this ribbon bundle.  OH. MY. HEAVENS.  I want ALL the rolls of this ribbon.  It. Is. Stunning.  Simple Gorgeous, soft, deliciously wonderful--I wish I had better words to explain.  It comes in gold and silver, and trust me--you need it!  :-)


There's just a little peekaboo effect going on with this card and the ribbon, but I will share the project we made for club soon, and we used more of it there!  :-)  LOVE IT!

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way! designwithink@gmail.com.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Delicate Details...TGIF Challenge - 91

It's FRIDAY!!!!  Woot!  Ready for a fabulous TGIF Challenge?!  I hope so!  Because here you go...

YAY!  Valentines' day is coming!  I love Valentine's because ANYTHING PINK GOES!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color pink, so this is a big deal for me.  :-)  Hee.

I used a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called "Delicate Details" for this card.  I LOVE this stamp set.  It is SO CUTE and so quick and easy to use.  Here's the card I made...


Quick and simple.  I didn't even put a greeting on it because I loved the basic/clean look of this card just the way it is.  And all those fun details!  SO FUN!  Here's how I did it...

  1. Do a quick watercolor wash with an Aqua Painter and Blushing Bride ink onto Watercolor Paper.
  2. Let it dry.
  3. Line the stamps over the paper how you want them, with the side that you mount on the block facing up.
  4. Place Clear Block F over the stamps, mounting them all on once.
  5. Ink up stamps with Basic Black ink and stamp on the Watercolor Paper.

(This photo is obviously before I did the watercolor wash.  But follow the steps I explained so you don't smear the black ink when you do the watercolor.)

ColorsBlushing Bride, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Cardstock/PapersBlushing Bride, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
StampsDelicate Details
ToolsBig Shot, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Lace Doilies



What do you think?!  Head over to the blog: TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG and play along!  Would LOVE to see what you do!!!!

Let me know if you have any questions!  And thanks so much for visiting!  designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hostess Love With Iconic Occasions...

Did you know that there are EXCLUSIVE products that you can only get by being a hostess???  Well...if you didn't know...you do now!  You can be a hostess by hosting an in-home event, an online event, just gathering orders from friends, or even just placing your own $150 (in merchandise) minimum order.  And if you do...there are Hostess Exclusive stamp sets you can get FREE!

One of the ones that are in the Occasions catalog is called "Iconic Occasions."  Look how cute it is...


So many fun sentiments and images!  Today I just wanted to share a quick card made with this stamp set.  It's actually a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of a case.  Love those!


How fun is this card?  Love this layout!  (Which is why I did it again.  Haha.)  

ColorsWhisper White, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim
StampsIconic Occasions
ToolsTriple Banner Punch, Stapler
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Gold Thread, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, Staples


Hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Party Animal Banner...

I've shared a few things with the Party Animal suite of products...and I think it's about time I shared a Birthday Banner!  :-)  Cause seriously...I LOVE banners!!! What occasion couldn't use a fun banner?! 

So what do you think?  I hope it makes you want to make one!  :-)

Colors: Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Party Animal Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits, Banners Framelits, Large Letters Framelits
Accessories: Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim, Taffeta 1/8" Emerald Envy, Linen Thread, Bold Brights Enamel Shapes

Here are a few up-close pictures...




Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Simple Balloon Adventures...

Just a quick and simple card today...using the new Party Animal Suite.  I LOVE that the Balloon Adventures stamp set has a coordinating Framelit set.  It also coordinates with the Balloon Builder punch.  HOWEVER...it's also fun to just use the stamp set.  Here's a quick and simple card doing just that...

Just a little stamping, coordinating paper, and a few embellies and you have a quick and easy birthday card that anyone would love to get!

Colors: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Party Animal Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Tools: Triple Banner Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Sponge
Accessories: Gold Thread, Gold Sequins

Hope you enjoy this quick and easy card layout! Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com And don't forget....it's Sale-A-Bration time!  Pick a fun exclusive Sale-A-Bration product from the brochure (Click HERE to see it!) for FREE with every $50 in merchandise ordered!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Double Time With TGIF Challenge - 89

Can it really be FRIDAY already?!  And it's time for a .... TGIF Challenge!!!  Whooo!!!  Head over to the TGIF Challenge blog to participate!  This week's challenge is my kind of challenge...a fun color combo!  Make anything you want with these colors!  And what fun colors they are!  (Especially with some of the new products in the Occasions Catalog.  SWOON!)

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/01/tgifc89.html

Want to see what I did for the challenge?  I actually made one card and wasn't super thrilled, so decided to make another.  But you probably want to see both, right?!  :-)  Well here you go! ...


I am SOOOOOOO excited to have the Occasions Catalog....AND it's Sale-A-Bration (FREE exclusive item with every $50 merchandise order) TIME!!!!  WHOOO!  (And I am SOOOOO Sick of Christmas colors, etc. Hee.)  So it was a lot of fun to play with these colors!  Here are a few more pics of the cards I did...

This was the 2nd card I ended up making.  I LOVE this "So Very Much" stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  One of the first things I ordered. 

Colors: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Stamps: So Very Much
Tools: Big Shot, Boho Chic Embossing Powder
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Sprinkles Embellishments




This was the 1st card I did that I didn't end up loving as much.  However, I LOVE the Cool Treats Suite.  So my kind of suite!  Total SWOON over this one!!!  Fun colors, stamps, framelits, embellishments, paper, etc.


 I will probably play around a little with this one because I almost like it.  Just think the ribbon is bugging me.  Hee.  Ever have that problem.  You like a card ok, but something is "off".  Well that's this one for me! 
Colors: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock/Papers: Peekaboo Peach, Shimmer White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cool Treats
Tools: Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Pool Party Ribbon, Delicate White Doily, Gold Sequin Trim


Both of the popsicles are stamped with the same color...Flirty Flamingo.  I just stamped the first one, and then without re-inking, stamped the 2nd one.  Love how you can get so many tones from just one stamp pad!


Hope you enjoy!  Head over to the blog and have fun with the challenge!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Welcome Occasions Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration!!!!

WHOOOOO!!!  We just finished "the most wonderful time of the year" and immediately move on to...THE BEST TIME OF THE STAMPIN' UP YEAR!!! It's time for the NEW Occasions Catalog!!!! AND Sale-A-Bration Promotion!!!! What is Sale-A-Bration?!  Why...can you say FREE????  You get an exclusive Sale-A-Bration FREE item for every $50 merchandise order.  NO LIMIT!  So much fun!

Check out the catalogs here (just click on the photo)...


http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2017%20Occasions%20Catalog/20161007_OCC17_en-US.pdf


http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/Sale-A-Bration_2017/SAB_2017_US.pdf

Now do you want to see a project?!  This one combines some products in the Occasions Catalog with some products in the Sale-A-Bration catalog....

The "Lift Me Up" bundle coordinates perfectly with a Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper pack called "Carried Away".  So I used both on this card, along with the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack that is also a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. 

Colors: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Tools: Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Mini Stapler
Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, 3/8" Metallic Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
What is your fave product in the new catalogs?!? Too many to count for me!!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!!! designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Balloon Adventures Goody...

Sharing some fun crafting pretties...using the "Balloon Adventures" Bundle again!  It's part of the new "Party Animal" suite....which makes coordinating a breeze!  Washi Tape, designer paper, stamps, framelits, cardstock pack, etc....too easy and fun!  Here's a little goody bag you could use for a party favor, small gift wrapping, treat holder, etc....


So fun, right?!  LOVE the Balloons, die-cuts, stamps, etc.  LOVE LOVE!  And...just saying...I just used one of the paper from the collection that is a great one (Emerald Envy) to match with other colors.  I brought in Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  Too much fun!


Colors: Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Tools: Triple Banner Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Balloon Adventures Framelits, Lucky Stars Textured Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Balloon Bouquet Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, Gold Binder Clips, Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags, Delicate White Doily, Basic Rinestones
 
I love making bags like this because I find I need them all the time.  A little trick is to emboss the bag.  Adds such a fun element...


And those balloons!!!!!  Seriously!!!!  The framelits add SUCH a fun pop to the balloons punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  YES!!!  They fit PERFECTLY with that punch!  Stampin' Up! is AWESOME at perfect coordination!  LOVE!!

Hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting!!!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Party Animal Balloons...

Guess what?!  It's ALMOST that time of year again!  NEW Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog coming out ANNNNNNDDDDD...it's almost Sale-A-Bration!!!  WHOOOOO!!!!  What is Sale-A-Bration?!  Well...you get to pick out an exclusive item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure FOR FREE, with a $50 purchase.  NO LIMIT to how many you can earn!  That starts Jan 4th...so stay tuned!!!

Today...I'm sharing a quick card I made with some new Occasions catalog products.  LOVE this catalog!!

Loving the Party Animal Designer Series Papers on this card.  The colors are fun and great for anyone!
Colors: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Party Animal Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Tools: Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush, Triple Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Brights Enamel Dots, Emerald Envy Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you enjoy this card!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com