Sunday, June 16, 2019

A Good Man For Dad's Day!

Happy Father's Day!  I am SOOOO excited about the A Good Man Stamp Set that is in Stampin' Up!'s NEW Annual Catalog.  I have been blessed to have so many amazing men in my life, my own Dad being #1.  So I went right to this stamp set for his Father's Day card.



Colors: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Memento Ink, VersaMark, BLENDS: Daffodil Delight Dark & Light, Lovely Lipstick Dark, Flirty Flamingo Light & Dark, Night of Navy Light & Dark, So Saffron Light, Basic Black Light & Dark, Crumb Cake Light
Cardstock/Papers Sahara Sand, Shimmery White, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper
Stamps: A Good Man
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon

I wasn't sure how I wanted to color this fun image...but I decided on Blends.  I really love these markers...they are SO easy and fun to use!  The color beautifully!


Love the little heart stamp that is in the set also.  I just stamped it right onto the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper that I used for the background.


Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sailing Away Artisan Design Team Blog Hop...

It is that time again!  It is time to HOP ALONG with Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team!  If you are continuing on in your hop, you just came from ANGELA'S BLOG!  Didn't you just love what she did?!  If you are just starting the hop...WELCOME!  Happy to have you!  We are hopping along sharing all sorts of fun ideas made with the Come Sail Away Suite products!

Here are the projects I made for you today using the Sailing Home Stamp Set (Item # 149457) and Smooth Sailing Dies (Item # 149576):


I love these products so much!  They are so much fun!  That anchor die is 😍😍😍!  So that was the star of the show for one of my cards:


Colors: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink Pads: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Sailing Home
Tools: Smooth Sailing Die, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sail Away Trinkets, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I did a few different things with this anchor.  First...I made a background by just cutting a bunch of the anchors from Gray Granite cardstock.  Then adhered those (using the Multi-Purpose Adhesive-the "green lid" glue!) to a Gray Granite piece of cardstock.  I love this technique...it even almost makes it look like an embossed background! 


Here is the next thing that I did with the anchor:


May be hard to tell here...but I adhered about 5 of the anchors together.  Then I topped them with a layer of the Fine-Tip Glue.  It makes it look like a glossy enamel element.  LOVE IT!


I love this next card and how the Pool Party card base makes everything pop:


Colors: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Black, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sailing Home
Tools: Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder


I also love how it opens.  I cut off an inch from the card front and adhered the Designer Paper to the inside of the card...



I love the fun little details this gives it!  Also...I am pretty in love with this gold embossed sail boat:


I think the Nested Label Dies are for sure going to be one of my most used die sets.  I LOVE THEM!!!


Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  Next stop is AurΓ©lie's Blog!!!! You will love what she has to share with you!!!

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/06/13/artisan-june-fb

And here is a list of all the blogs to visit for the hop:

2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bird Ballad to Follow Your Art...

I have another Make & Take that we made at On Stage in April to share!  However...I have a bonus with it...I took the layout and made it with NEW stuff!  So...the card we made, we used the Bird Ballad Suite.  The new one I made...I used the Follow Your Art Suite!!!!  I wanted to share how it was so easy to see something that you love, and just make it your own with whatever you want to use!


First of all...I LOVE the Bird Ballad one!  I think it's gorgeous!!!  But I also love the layout because it's so easy to switch up with anything!  And it's a QUICK & EASY card! 

Let me show you the Bird Ballad one better:


Colors: Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Staz On Jet Black Blends: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Calpyso Coral, Crumb Cake
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Old Olive, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Free As A Bird
Tools: NONE!
Accessories: Fine-Tip Glue Pen, 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim


And fun tip...the birds are covered with a layer of the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, so they are all glossy and shiny!!


Next up...here is the one I did with the Follow Your Art Suite:



Colors: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, So Saffron
Ink Pads: Staz On Jet Black, Calpyso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, So Saffron
Cardstock/Papers Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Follow  Your Art Designer Series Paper
Stamps: It Starts With Art
Tools: NONE!
Accessories: Fine-Tip Glue Pen, 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim


I also added some fun layers of the Fine-Tip Glue Pen:



What do you think?!  Do you take layouts you see that you love and re-do them with different supplies?! 

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, June 10, 2019

Healing Rococo Rose...

One of my favorite things about getting a new catalog is seeing the In Colors.  I LOVE color...so of course I love this part.  πŸ˜€  Today I am showcasing one of the new In Colors...Rococo Rose.  Kind of a fun one to say.  Haha.  I am using a stamp set that carried over from the last catalog, Healing Hugs!  ((Item # 148223) It is such a good one!!!! 



Colors: Rococo Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Rococo Rose, Old Olive, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Healing Hugs
Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Woven Thread Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Rococo Rose 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon

I love this rose stamp.  It's a DisINKtive Stamp...so you get so much detail with just one image!


I also love that cute little scalloped ribbon!


It comes in all the new In Colors, and I just adhered it so a little peek of one of the scallop sides is coming out.  I have a feeling I will be using a lot of this ribbon.  😁

Also...don't miss the Woven Thread Sequin Assortment in the catalog!  Yes!  LOVE! this mix of sequins!!  😍😍😍


One last view of the card:


What do you think?!  Don't you think a handmade card would make you feel so much better when you were sick?! 

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!  You probably need some new things from the fabulous New Stampin' Up! Catalog!  So let me know how I can help!  πŸ˜€

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Love and Birch...

Have you noticed the new background stamps?!  These are large stamps that are big enough to stamp a full card front all at one time!  I LOVE the Birch Stamp (Item # 149259)!  It's so cool!  Here is the first card I made with it:


Colors: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Inks: Melon Mambo, Gray Granite, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases
Tools: Heat Tool, Flourish Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies
Accessories: Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment
I love the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set (Item # 151407) and the coordinating Flourish Dies (Item # 141478).  I am so glad they made it over to this new catalog!  There are so many fun greetings also!


These flowers are stamped with the same color ink pad: Melon Mambo.  I just stamped the flower image twice...without re-inking in between.  Love this little tip because you get two coordinated colors without any extra supplies!  πŸ’–


Then look at this fun Birch background...


Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions and how I can help you!!!  I'm here to help!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Above The Clouds Acetate Card Box Set...

You guys!  I have a post up on Stampin' Up's Facebook page!  Have to admit...that's awfully exciting!  πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€  So of course I wanted to share with all of you also!  Because I pretty much love this project!  I made a fun card boxed set using one of my most FAVORITE bundles from the Brand New Stampin' Up! catalog!!!!  It is the Above The Clouds Bundle! (Item # 151135)  Look. How. Cute. It. Is:


Colors: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Stamps: Above the Clouds, Well Said
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, Hot Air Balloon Punch, Detailed Trio Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Acetate Card Box
Gah!!!  I love it!!!  My heart went pitter-patter the first time I saw this!  The bundle includes a stamp set and a coordinating punch...with hot air balloons!  Need I say more?!  Hee.

Here is just a quick tutorial on how I made this card box.

It all starts with an Acetate Card Box (#144628) that is altered.  Make the box by first cutting off the flaps on one side of the box and fold the other side together—making an open box.  Then make an insert with Pool Party Cardstock (#122924) that becomes the closure to the box.   The insert cardstock piece is cut to 4 1/2” x 8 1/2” and scored at 5 3/4” x 6 3/8”.  Round the top two corners with the Detailed Trio Punch (#146320), add some Tear & Tape Adhesive (#138995) and adhere it to the back of the inside of the box. 
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Then VOILA!  Fun card box with a decorative closure! Then all you have to do is make the cards!  I love how the box now opens with this flap!  Just adds such a fun element!


The cards all have Thick Whisper White Cardstock (#140272) as the card base.  Then the card front layer is Shimmery White Cardstock (#101910) that is embossed with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder (#147923).   The focal point of the card uses the Above the Clouds Stamp Set (#149404), the coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch (#149520), the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (#149638), & the Well Said Stamp Set (#148796).  I LOVE the fun bling of the Iridescent Sequin Assortment (#144212) and the detail the Linen Thread (#104199) adds to the cards.  




I kept the layout to the cards the same, as you can see, and just changed the balloon and greeting.




I hope you love this project!  If this bundle wasn't your favorite before, I hope it is now!  πŸ˜€  Now go get crafty today!  


 
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Noteworthy Bird Ballad...

Have you looked through the BRAND NEW Stampin' Up! catalog yet?!  Did the Bird Ballad Suite (Item #152190) jump out at you?!?!  (And did you know you can buy the WHOLE suite with just one item number?!  YAY!)  This seems to be a very popular suite, and I am totally on board with that!  It is SO CUTE and SO MUCH FUN to use!  I LOVE the designer paper, the fun bird images, etc, etc.  Want to see the first project that I made with it?!  It is a fun notebook!  Yay!  Here you go! 


Colors: Pool Party, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: VersaMark Blends: Calypso Coral Dark, Granny Apple Green Dark, Pool Party Dark, Crumb Cake Light
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Basic Black, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Free As A Bird, Flourishing Phrases
Tools: Stitched Nested Label Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim

How fun is this?!  That paper is 😍😍😍!!!!  Those feathers!!!!


I just took a regular Jr. Sized Legal Pad and added the cover.  I also covered the top part of the notebook on the inside.  Here is a peek at the notebook opened up:



And THOSE BIRDS!!!  😍😍😍   These were fun to do!  I embossed the bird image with Whisper White Embossing Powder.  Then colored it in with Blends!  How fun is that?! 


I will be making more of these because I love it so much.  And let's talk about the Stitched Nested Label Dies (that are also in this suite!!!).  These. Are. My. Total. Favorite.  LOVE them so much!

I hope you enjoy this project!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SPECIAL DELIVERY!!!!

AHHHHHHHH!!!  The brand new Stampin' Up! catalog STARTS TODAY!!!!  Are you so excited?!  I know I am!!!!  Who needs a copy?!  Send me an email if you do and I will make sure you get one!  Just drop me a message at designwithink@gmail.com.

I have some fun things to share with you in the next little bit, but first is something that made me squeal when I saw them!  LOOK AT THESE MINI STAMPIN' UP! SHIPPING BOXES!!!!  I am dying.  There is even Stampin' Up! Logo Washi Tape!!!  AHHHHH!!!  Look how cute!!!


Colors: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Staz On Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Stamps: It Starts With Art
Tools: Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Mini Shipping Boxes, Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit
You just fold the box together, fill with whatever you need inside, and then seal it up with the Washi!  So fun!  Then I made a super simple tag and just tied it onto the box...


Are you squealing now also?!  Man...so much fun!  This Washi...😍😍😍...


Now go check out this catalog!!!  (Just click on the cover to be taken to the digital copy.) 

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2019-2020%20Annual%20Catalog/20190602_AC_en-US.pdf

It is So. Good!  I'm sure you will love it!!!

Let me know if you have any questions!  Also let me know how I can help you get your hands on all the fun new products you need!  😁

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, June 3, 2019

April On Stage Fun...

Are you so excited for the new Stampin' Up! Catalog that gets released TOMORROW?!?!  Make sure you have all your orders in for the product that is leaving!!!  And then get ready for the fun that is almost here!

Today I'm just going to show a couple of the Make & Takes that we made at Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event that just happened this last April!  I finally got them finished up, so I can share!!  πŸ˜€


How fun are they?!  The one on the left is using the Come Sail Away Suite and the one on the right is using the Follow Your Art Suite.


Colors: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Soft Suede
Ink Pads: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Soft Suede
Cardstock/Papers: Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Stamps: Sailing Home
Tools: Smooth Sailing Dies, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Sail Away Trinkets

I LOVE this suite of products and I LOVE this card.  The mix of Designer Papers mixed with all the layers, AND some watercoloring...yes please!  😁


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Black Blends Combo: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/Papers: Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Stamps: It Starts With Art
Tools: Arts & Crafts Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: NONE!

This one was so much fun to make also!  I love the colors, and I got to use my Blends markers.  So much fun!!!  😍

Then BONUS...we also got to make a card from May's Paper Pumpkin!!!


This kit was designed by Shelli Gardner...the owner of Stampin' Up!  It was so much fun to get a sneak peek of it so early!  If you have any questions on Paper Pumpkin...please let me know!  It is such a fun subscription kit!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!  I'm here to help!!
Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

A Good Man For Dad's Day!

Happy Father's Day!  I am SOOOO excited about the A Good Man Stamp Set that is in Stampin' Up!'s NEW Annual Catalog.  I have bee...