Sunday, October 29, 2023

Fancy Friday October Fun!

It is time for me to share my submission to the Stampin' Fancy Friday October Challenge!  Yay!  This month is a Gratitude Challenge...and I hope you have been following along!  The other designers have all done AMAZING things!  (Go check it out on IG or Facebook if you haven't!  Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook or @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram.)  Just hope you stick around to see what I made this month!

I love making gratitude cards and this one was no exception!  It is made with the Prized Plant Stamp Set and Textured Floral Dies.  All supplies are from Stampin' Up!

Colors Basic White, Bubble Bath, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Parakeet Party, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Prized Plant, Gorgeously Made
Tools:  Basic Borders Dies, Textured Floral Dies, Heat Tool, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels  

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I had a specific friend in mind when I made this card, and she is a plant lover.  So I thought the stamp set was perfect.  

What detail is your favorite?!  

The official graphic for this challenge: 

I hope you played along this month, and shared what you made!  And if you didn't ... well ... it's never too late!  Hee. 

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed it!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would also love to help you with all your papercrafting needs.  And just let me know what Stampin' Up! products you need help ordering!


Saturday, October 28, 2023

Color & Contour Gift Bag ...

A cute bag with a tag would make any one smile, right?! 😁  I ♡ LOVE ♡ these fun Mini Shopping Bags (that are ON SALE on Stampin' Up!'s website!) & look how cute they are with a fun tag to spruce them up!

Colors Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock
Inks: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark    
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Pretty Peacock, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Color & Contour, Charming Sentiments
Tools:  Sentiment Silhouettes, Scalloped Contours Dies, Water Painters, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Basics Embossing Powder, Mini Shopping Bags

Just a few shots of the tags up close: 

Love the watercoloring on these tags.  I watercolored the background in Coastal Cabana ink.  The the flower was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, and then watercolored.  ♡

I love this sentiment too!  The perfect one for people you want to feel spoiled!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed this project!  Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  Would love to help you get any Stampin' Up! supplies that you may need as well!  


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Baby Tag Fun!

Quite awhile ago a friend asked me to make a tag for a group baby gift they were giving to a friend.  YES, please!  And it was so much fun to make!  It was a baby girl, so I went all out with feminine and pink!  But it's taken me so long to show you!  Ooops!  All the products are from Stampin' Up!, but a lot of these products are retired now.  Sorry!  But I am sure you still want to see it, right?! 😊

Colors Basic White, Polished Pink, Basic Black
Inks: Polished Pink, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Polished Pink, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Fresh Cut Flowers
Tools:  Summer Shadows Dies, Basic Borders Dies, Alphabet A La Mode Dies, Brushed Shapes Dies, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Metallics Embossing Powder, Adhesive-Backed Stars, Natural 1/2" Woven Ribbon, Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Mixed & matched the different items & I think it turned out so fun and girlie.  Here is a picture of it on the large & fun gift basket: 

(This gift basket is huge, FYI.  The tag itself is like 4"x7".  Not a small it is fun to see it on the gift.  This is such a gorgeous gift for the new baby and mom to be!  💗  I felt honored to be asked to help!)

Here are just a few more pics to show the details more up close.  I also have a fun little trick when making a big tag like this... or any tag, really! :

***TIP*** When using these letters, back the paper you are cutting the letters from with Adhesive Sheets.  Then, once the letters are cut, they are just big stickers! SO easy to use! 

On this tag, there are lots of fun details.  I embossed the flowers, then did the watercolor wash, did some splatter, added fun vellum die-cuts, gorgeous embellishments ... I just think it turned out so pretty with fun & subtle layers! 

I added a fun little surprise on the back of the tag.  I wanted to make sure there was room to write a message and have people sign it or whatever they needed.  So I added a little card for them to do just that.  

I hope you love this tag!! What is your fave detail?!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  Check out Stampin' Up!'s current products in their ANNUAL CATALOG & HOLIDAY CATALOG ... and let me know what I can help you with! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Sea Turtle Birthday!

 I love Sea Turtles!  Okay...I love the ocean and sea life in general.  But I think turtles are so cute, graceful, and just are so peaceful!  I love the peace I feel whenever I am lucky enough to be in their presence.  💗  This makes me VERY happy Stampin' Up! has a Sea Turtle Stamp Set in their Annual Catalog! I have a dear family member that also loves sea turtles, so I made her this card to celebrate her birthday! 

Colors Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake, Gold
Inks: Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Black, BLENDS: Dark Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Sea Turtles, Happy Labels
Tools:  Water Painter
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls     

Just a few notes on some of the details of the card:

  • I took a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock and drew some lines on it with the Dark Pool Party Blends Marker.  Then adhered that to the right of the watercolored wash piece. 
  • Stamped & embossed the turtles in gold onto Vellum Cardstock and then cut them out.  I adhered them with mini dimensionals to give them some depth but you can still see the background behind the embossing because of the vellum.  
  • A watercolor wash background is always a good idea! 😊  I used Soft Sea Foam and Coastal Cabana for this wash.
  • I ♡ the Flat Adhesive-Baked Pearls.  They add such a fun detail! 

Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Waves of Inspiration - Coastal Cabana or Whisper White?

I made a card and I need some help!  What card front color do you like better?  Coastal Cabana or Basic White?  I could not decide - so I did both!  Haha.  But still want to know which one wins!

Colors Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam
Inks: Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Waves of Inspiration, Charming Sentiments
Tools:  Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Waves of Inspiration Dies, Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, White 1/2" Iridescent Ribbon     

So what do you think?  Which one is your fave?

Basic White: 

Coastal Cabana:

Here are a few steps on how I made the card:

  • Cut out a rectangle using the Deckled Rectangle Dies.
  • Stamp the wave image from the Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink onto the rectangle.  
  • Die cut both of the waves from the Waves Dies from Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.
  • Use a Water Painter to add color to the wave images using Coastal Cabana and Soft Sea Foam Inks. 
  • Trim and adhere the die-cut waves over the stamped wave.
  • Stamp and emboss the Thank You greeting from the Charming Sentiments Stamp Set.
  • Die cut the Thank You greeting with Sentiment Silhouettes Dies. 
  • Adhere to cardstock embossed with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.
  • Add embellishments!

Hope you enjoyed this card!  Thank you so much for visiting!  I think this thank you card is my thank you for the ocean.  Hee.  I am so grateful that oceans exist because they truly bring so much joy and peace to my life-in so many ways!

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!


Monday, October 2, 2023

Reach For The Stars With A Sketch! - Stampin' Fancy Friday Challenge!

Hello!  Welcome!  💗  Today I am continuing on with trying to catch up from summer time by sharing my AUGUST Stampin' Fancy Friday Challenge card with you!  I know...yikes!  Thanks for being patient with me!  And in case you don't have any clue what I am talking about ... I am on the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team!!! and it is a huge honor.  It is a team of past and present members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team.  And each month there is a challenge that we all tackle to give you loads of inspiration throughout the month, with the hopes that you will follow along and create with us!  So let me just say ... following along with this challenge each month is WELL worth your time!  You can follow on Facebook by searching for Stampin' Fancy Friday or on Instagram: @stampinfancyfriday.  Then tag us in your posts!  

August's challenge was a fun sketch.  I LOVE a good sketch.  It makes things so much fun to have a blueprint of inspiration and seeing where it takes you.  And you can take it where you want...and it can go a lot of different directions!  (Evidenced by following along and seeing how different the projects are that are contributed by the design team!)

I am going to show you my card first, and then I will show you the sketch.  Then you can see how it lead me.  And just a spoiler ... I LOVE space!  So yes...I want to use the Stargazing Suite in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog as much as I can.  I LOVE this suite!  😍😍😍 When I saw the sketch for this month, the first thing that popped into my head was this paper.  And I knew just where I was going with this month's project! 

Colors Basic Black, Colors from designer paper: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, Orchid Oasis
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Basic White, Blueberry Bushel, Stargazing Designer Series Paper, Holographic Trio Specialty Paper
Stamps: Reach For the Stars
Tools:  Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Reach For the Stars Dies
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack

Like seriously...a dream of mine is that I will one day need to wear a space suit like this.  And see planets in these exact colors up in space.  Hee.  I will share more about the card soon, but want to see the sketch now?  And see why this paper immediately jumped into my head?

Look at all those circles in the background!  LOVE IT!  And then instead of the circle focal image...I used the astronaut!  

Here are just a few more pics of the details.  But I have to point out something you can see pretty well in the photo above.  The HOLOGRAPHIC stars!  I mean...come on!  They are SO GORGEOUS in real life.  And add so much depth.  

It is somewhat difficult to photograph, so you may have to trust me a little.  But man!  I LOVE them!  

I also really love the detail of the embossing on the designer paper.  I just used one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders.  And instantly ... SO FANCY!  💖

So what do you think?  You can still participate in this challenge!  Even though I am late to posting my project, I would love to see what you make!  Go check out what the other designers made (Facebook: Stampin' Fancy Friday & Instagram: @stampinfancyfriday) and then tag us on what you make!  

Please let me know if you have any questions or need me to explain any of the details!  I would also love to help you with all your paper crafting needs!  So reach out with anything I can help you with!

Thank you so much for visiting!


Technique Tuesday With Custom Striped Accents!

One of my assignments on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team is to do share some fun techniques.  My first one was shared at the end ...