Apple of My Eye

AppleOfMyEye

 



 

Apple of My Eye is the “sweetest” stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog!  I’m kind of a “foodie” so this one really appeals to me.  And I love that we’ve been given a fun, coordinating designer paper in the Annual Catalog – Farmers Market.  It also made me remember the “rock and roll” stamping technique that I haven’t used in a long time.

  • To create the pears, I stamped first with Hello Honey stamp pad, then used an Old Olive stamp pad and just touched the edges of the stamp to that color.
  • Try offsetting your circles for a more unpredictable look.  The top-selling Framelits are the Circle Framelits – they’re a must have!
  • There’s a trend in stamping that I haven’t fully embraced yet with the “nest” of fibers behind an image.  I’m really trying but my neat and tidy Type A personality is struggling with this look!  But I do think I like the Linen Thread behind the circles.  What do you think?  Are you having fun with this popular accent?

 

AppleOfMyEyecloseup


  • I decided to try something a little different with the Black Satin Ribbon.  I cut off a small piece and tucked the right end under the circles.  Then I tied a separate small bow, dovetailing the ends with my Paper Snips and adhering it to the left end of the flat ribbon with a Glue Dot.  I like the tailored yet kind of elegant look with this card.

And just announced this morning – this week’s Weekly Deals!  Click on the images to learn more about each product.

 

 

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


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Rose Wonder and Rose Garden Birthday

Rose Wonder and Rose Garden bundle

 



 

You don’t have to work very hard to create a great card using the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits by Stampin’ Up!  This card went together in just a few minutes!

 

Are there any cross stitchers or embroiderers out there?  You know how you work at filling in the colored portion of your creation and it isn’t until you begin outlining the images with black thread that your needlework comes alive?  Or think of stained glass with the black lead between all the pretty colored glass.  Basic Black Cardstock cut out with Rose Garden Thinlits has a very similar effect!

 

And did you know – the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper offered free during Sale-A-Bration is still available!  It’s one of your many choices when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! supplies, but only until March 31st!  I used the Melon Mambo and the Bermuda Bay pieces for this card.

  • The Melon Mambo designer paper piece is cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″ and is adhered to the Basic Black Cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then to the Whisper White Cardstock base.
  • Then I cut out the beautiful rose image from Rose Garden Thinlits using Basic Black Cardstock and the Big Shot.  The Precision Base Plate will be helpful with being able to get the thin cardstock out of the thinlit frame.
  • Next cut pieces of the Bermuda Bay designer paper just slightly bigger than the two leaves.
  • The Fine-Tip Glue Pen will be your best friend with this thinlit set.  It’s so easy to apply the small amount of adhesive needed along each of the thin, black cardstock pieces.
  • Apply glue all along the back side of the leaf pieces and adhere the Bermuda Bay designer paper to the two leaves.  Simply trim away the excess with Paper Snips.
  • Now you’re ready to adhere the rose image in place – you can use SNAIL Adhesive on the back side of the leaves, but use your Fine-Tip Glue Pen again for the thin pieces that make up the rose.

Rose Wonder and Rose Garden closeup

  • Now all that’s left is to create a sentiment!  And the Rose Wonder stamp set has so many great ones – birthday, thank you, wedding and sympathy.  Included in the stamp set is the stamp for the label, and the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies contain a thinlit to cut it out.
  • Be sure to create some dimension by popping the sentiment up with Dimensionals.

 

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Big Shot

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Bloomin’ Love Valentine

Bloomin Love Valentine



We’ve all fallen in love with the Love Blossoms bundle in the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog!  The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies are delicate and detailed and oh, so pretty!  But let’s explore the pretty Bloomin’ Love stamp set a bit more!  For this card, I didn’t use the large heart thinlit, but I did use the two small flower thinlits that are also contained in the set.

  • Like so often, my color scheme comes from the Love Blossoms designer paper that is part of the Love Blossoms suite – Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake (I changed it to Sahara Sand), Garden Green, Rose Red and Whisper White. 
  • I’ve used a piece of that designer paper 2″ wide to set the stage.  Sahara Sand Lace borders the edge – use Fast Fuse Adhesive to hold the lace to the back of the designer paper.
  • The Garden Green tag gets its pretty topper from the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.
  • I stamped the heart image from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock.  There isn’t a framelit to cut this heart shape, so I just “fussy cut” around the image with my Paper Snips.
  • I added a bit of Sahara Sand Lace and White Baker’s Twine through the top.

 

Bloomin Love Valentine closeup



  • Flowers are cut out using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies in both Rose Red and Blushing Blossom cardstock.  They’re adhered at different levels using either SNAIL Adhesive or Dimensionals.
  • I added Pearl Jewels to each flower center.

Bloomin Love Valentine inside



  • No room for a sentiment on the front of the card, but that’s okay – you have the full inside of the card to say what you’d like!  And you can also dress it up with leftover designer paper to coordinate with the front.

 

And Weekly Deals were announced this morning!  Add on your favorite deal to your Valentine’s order!

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Happy Home Birthday

Happy Home Birthday


 

The new 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog is full of fun products for birthday cards.  And again I love mixing the old with the new.  Here the “old” is the Cupcake Punch, which takes on a fresh, new look when coupled with some of the new products.

  • The Have A Cuppa designer paper stack is SOOOOO versatile!  Here’s a card using this paper for a Valentine’s Day Card.  And now here’s a piece that has a cute cupcake image – as well as two other pretty prints.
  • The color scheme – Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder and Basic Black – comes from colors in the entire pack.
  • The new Baker’s Twine  Combo Pack contains two spools – one that’s Black and Mint Macaron and one that’s Black and Melon Mambo.  Grab some Glue Dots to  stick your Baker’s Twine on with.
  • It’s My Party Enamel Dots contains 96 enamel dots, 16 each in 3 colors and 2 sizes, including Melon Mambo.

 

Happy Home Birthday closeup


  • The only stamping is the sentiment from Happy Home stamp set.  You’ll be seeing more of this beautiful set that coordinates with the Hearth & Home Framelits that were offered in the Holiday Catalog and are offered again in the Occasions Catalog.  Bundle & Save 15% when purchasing the stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Be  sure to take a minute to sign up for my Birthday Club.  On your birthday, you’ll receive a similar hand-stamped card mailed to you, as well as a coupon for 20% off your entire order during your birthday month!  Check out my Birthday Club HERE.

 

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Glue Dots

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Groovy Kind of Love Valentine

Groovy L ove Valentine



Our next card-giving holiday is Valentine’s Day, and it’s my favorite holiday for which to create cards.  This year, Stampin’ Up! has given us so many Valentine’s Day products, both in the new 2016 Occasions Catalog and in the larger Annual Catalog, I’m not sure I’ll be able to show them all!

  • For this card, I’m once again combining the old and the new.  Groovy Love is a – well – “groovy” stamp set in the Annual Catalog that coordinates with the Sweetheart Punch.  I love all the different images and sentiments in this one set – it could keep you busy for a long time!
  • In the Occasions Catalog, there is a paper stack called Have A Cuppa.  It goes with our tea suite and it is so adorable!  But I thought I’d wait until Mother’s Day to show all of the cuteness to this suite.  Looking through the papers, I noticed that there are several pieces with hearts, so it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, too!  And as always, using Stampin’ Up! designer paper gives you a “no-brainer” color scheme for your card.  I just picked up the colors in the designer paper to use as my solids – Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate (although the designer paper is Basic Gray, but I wanted a lighter feel).
  • A really pretty new accent in the Occasions Catalog are the Botanical Gardens Jewels.  It’s a pretty silver flower with attached rhinestone in the center.  I’m going with the “flower power” idea on my groovy card!
  • It’s really fun to create custom-sized cards so that you’re not always locked into filling the standard space.  This card measures 3-1/2″ x 6″ so that I could take advantage of a longer, thinner card front.  And I can easily create the perfect-sized envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.  All I needed was an 8″ x 8″ piece of cardstock and the instructions on the board.  I like Multipurpose Adhesive to put my envelope together.  And while you’re making your envelope, you can use the Punch Board to round the corners on the designer paper – a two-in-one tool!

Groovy Love Valentine alone


  • Here’s a close-up photo so you can see the Botanical Garden Jewels accessory a little better.  They’re super easy to use – just adhere with a Glue Dot.  Pick up a container or two on your next order!

 

Groovy Love closeup

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Bloomin’ Heart Love You

Bloomin Heart Valentine



 

Stampin’ Up! has really outdone themselves with the 2016 Occasions Catalog!  It’s going “live” to customers tomorrow, January 5th!  And my card features a couple of my top picks from our new publication – the Love Blossoms Suite, including a Bundle & Save 15% opportunity to purchase the Bloomin’ Love photopolymer stamp set and the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies.

  • You’re going to just love the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – so, so pretty!  I’ve cut it out using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die with the Big Shot.  The Precision Base Plate and a new product – the Die Brush – will make it super simple to get your glimmer paper heart out of the thinlit frame.
  • I really like combining existing merchandise with new products to give a fresh look.  This background is the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.
  • In the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, you’ll receive this pretty banner frame along with 4 different sentiments that fit inside – perfect for sending love to anyone in your life!  There’s a coordinating banner framelit in the Large Numbers Framelits Dies, or you can snip by hand using your Paper Snips.  Be sure to pop it up on Dimensionals!
  • A pretty little Black Satin Ribbon bow is all the accessorizing you’ll need!

Bloomin Heart Valentine

 

Don’t Forget!

Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code HJNPHADK when checking out to receive your free January card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

 

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


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