An Open Heart for Mother’s Day

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Oh, how I love this soon-to-be-retired stamp set called An Open Heart!  It’s just perfect for so many occasions!  I’m posting this today as a Mother’s Day card idea; as a mom, I can’t imagine any more touching sentiment to receive from your child!  But also think anniversary or sympathy cards.

        • Stamping on designer paper is one of my favorite looks.  I’ve used the Farmers Market Designer Series Paper here.  This packet surprises me all the time.  At first look, all you see is fruit and vegetables, but the flip side are some of the nicest neutral papers!  This paper pack is also due to be retired.
        • I doubt that there’s a bird that is colored this way in “real life” but of course as stampers, we have to match our cardstock theme, right?!  I’m also honoring our retiring In Colors – Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow (used as the thin border behind the designer paper).  Watercolor paper is definitely the choice to feature this pretty bird and watercoloring with the Aqua Painter and stamp pads.  Circle Framelits create the backdrop; another retiring product!
        • Also retiring are the Antique Brads – I’ve loved working with these pretty accents!
        • As I created this card, a robin is building her nest right outside my window, busy carrying all sorts of plant material and tucking it in place.  It reminded me of the Linen Thread tied around my card – the perfect texture for a natural look.
        • I swear I won’t every be able to get rid of my Envelope Liner Framelits, even though they’re retiring.  They give such a perfectly coordinated card and really hits it home on the creativity.  Be sure to pick up yours if you don’t already own them – they are truly a “must have” for all of your cards!

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RETIRING PRODUCTS USED IN THIS CARD:

      1. An Open Heart stamp set
      2. Farmers Market Designer Series Paper
      3. Antique Brads
      4. Envelope Liner Framelits
      5. Circle Collection Framelits
      6. Mossy Meadow cardstock
      7. Lost Lagoon cardstock
      8. Lost Lagoon stamp pad
      9. Hello Honey stamp pad

Click HERE to view the retiring products list in its entirety.

Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:

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Big Shot

$110.00


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Mother’s Day and Mother’s Love

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner – a few short days away – but we celebrated Mother’s Day last Saturday night by going out to dinner with our whole family to one of our favorite restaurants.  I made this card for my lovely daughter and daughter-in-law, and while each mom has her own “style”, both of them are the best moms to my beautiful grandchildren!

  • The 2014 Annual Catalog is nearing an end, and with it goes all of our gorgeous Stampin’ Up! designer series paper, like this one called Flowerpot.  I’ll see if I can use a bit up and show you more things to do with your scraps before the end of the catalog on June 2nd!
  • You know how I like circles – I think I use them on just about every card!  And this one is all about circles cut with the Circles Framelits and the Big Shot.  Stampin’ Up! does all the work for us by giving us beautifully coordinated pieces.  All you need to do is cut a bunch of different sizes and arrange them artfully on your cardstock.  The top left circle is simply Not Quite Navy cardstock run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder just to give it another look.
  • Don’t forget to use lots of Dimensionals – the different heights are essential to make this card really interesting!
  • “Best mother ever” comes from And Many More stamp set – a great staple with 23 greeting stamps for all occasions.
  • Make the sweet flower accent using the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die and the Big Shot.  This die is retiring and available only while supplies last AND it’s 50% off!!!!  Price is marked down from $37.95 to $18.98!!!
  • And Stampin’ Up! always has just the right accent!  A Garden Green Candy Dot from the Regals Collection is all you need to set off this pretty flower.
  • Don’t forget to line your envelope with this pretty paper – the Envelope Liner Framelits and the Big Shot make it so quick and easy!

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Big Shot

$99.95

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Nobody Loves Like a Mom

Loves like a mother

This sentiment is simply the perfect one for mothers everywhere and comes from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog stamp set called Mother’s Love.  Mother’s Day is just a week away, so be sure to honor the moms in your life with a beautiful handmade card!

  • I’ve used the pretty Painted Blooms Designer Paper as the basis for my card and a wonderfully springy color scheme – Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.
  • Gold Embossing Powder really makes the sentiment stand out on the Rose Red cardstock circle.   It’s layered with a pretty Doily.
  • Again, Stampin’ Up! does the coordination factor so well!  I’ve used a Gold Button and some gold fibers from the Gold Baker’s Twine through the button, as well as Wild Wasabi Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.
  • It’s a super simple card, but my mother-in-law will love it!

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I’m missing my mom terribly as I create Mother’s Day cards; she has been gone 10 years now and left this Earth way too young.  Please indulge me as I share one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  This picture says it all – no one loves like mom!

Mom and Infant Kriss

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Product List

Big Shot

$99.95
Heat Tool

$29.95
Glue Dots

$4.95

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Springtime Hello for My Wonderful Mother

Springtime Hello for Mother's Day

Mother's Day isn't too far away, so today I'm showing you a card using Springtime Hello stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog.  You could also use this card for Easter.

  • I love the color scheme – Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black – and I got this from the Stampin' Up! Color Coach, a great tool for combining colors successfully.
  • The Daffodil designer paper is from Quatrefancy Specialty paper
  • The little Basic Black cardstock edging was created with the Stampin' Trimmer using the Rotary Addition and TIny Wave Cutting Blade.
  • The main image is created with the Springtime Hello stamp with markers in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive, then punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.
  • Delightful Dozen stamp set offers so many sentiments – this one is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with the Heat Tool and Black Embossing Powder.
  • Did you know that a quick coloring with a Sharpie can turn your Basic Pearls into any color you choose?  Here I've used a black Sharpie to create black pearls.

Springtime Hello for Mother's Day inside

Because I used Basic Black cardstock for my card base, I decided to do a little decorating on the inside, too.  I lined the inside with Whisper White cardsotck then stamped a coordinating image and used a strip of the designer paper down the side. 

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IMPORTANT NEWS! 

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Order these and all your favorite Stampin' Up! products at my Online Store HERE. 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED – Just click on the photo below to view more details or to add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store. 

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Thinking of you on Mother’s Day

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With only a little over two weeks to go before the new Annual Catalog is released, I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek today of some new products being introduced!  Here is a portion of the Gingham Garden Suite, sure to be a favorite this year.  I made this card for my daughter and daughters-in-law for Mother's Day, but it would work for many occasions.

  • The new stamp set featured is Kind & Cozy – lots of country-feeling images including my favorite (which I didn't even use!) which is a cute little tea cup.
  • The Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper contains Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz (yes, it's back!) and Whisper White – so bright and cheerful!
  • You're going to FLIP when you see the new Candy Dots – a brad system that has every permanent color we carry in adhesive tops.  Use any color Candy Dot on a Brad Base for a framed colored brad, or just use the Dots on their own.  Here I've used an Island Indigo Dot from the Regals Pack.
  • White Baker's Twine looks good with this suite.
  • Daffodil Delight card stock and the Scallop Trim Border Punch pair to create a nice edge.

Thinking of you back

Don't forget a little envelope art.  Kind & Cozy has the perfect images for this!  There's even a "made with love" stamp I've used for the back of my card.

Thinking of you inside

And I decorated the inside with a Whisper White card stock liner and some more stamping.

Get ready to order these terrific products at my Online Store HERE, and also receive my Online Customer Perks – You'll automatically be entered into the May grab bag drawing.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch $16,95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossoms Punch $16.95
Item No. 129310 Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper $10.95*
Item No. 130932 Regals Candy Dots (100) $5.95*
Item No. 124262 Whisper White Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 129123 Kind & Cozy wood $21.95 OR*
Item No. 129126 Kind & Cozy clear $16.95*
* May not be ordered until May 31st at Noon MT.


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From my daughter

Mother's Day

Wow, what a spectacularly gorgeous card I received from my daughter for Mother's Day yesterday!  I don't even know where to begin telling you all the touches she added to create this beauty! 

  • There are lots of pieces from the Artisan Embellishments Kit – if you haven't checked out this charming kit, it's on pg. 10 of the Spring Catalog and only available until May 30th.  It's filled with lots of pretty accessories to add to cards as well as scrapbooking like the "love" tag, the lace and the rose.  For just $9.95, it's a steal!
  • The stamp set Delightful Dozen is used to stamp "for my wonderful mother".
  • Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon is perfect for this card.
  • The large flower is made with Creped Filter Paper, Antique Brads, a Pearl and then spritzed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.
  • Victoria Crochet Trim and a pin from the Vintage Trinkets with Linen Thread is a soft accent to the corner.

May grab bagOrder these and all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products at my Online Store HERE, and also receive my Online Customer Perks – You'll automatically be entered into the May grab bag drawing.
 

 

 

 

 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 129328 Artisan Embellishments Kit $9.95
Item No. 122650 Delightful Dozen wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122562 Delightful Dozen clear $24.95
Item No. 122332 Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 129393 Creped Filter Paper $2.95
Item No. 117273 Antique Brads $5.95
Item No. 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 118770 Gold Glow Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item No. 118481 Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim $6.95
Item No. 118764 Vintage Trinkets $5.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $104199

Artisan Embellishment Kit
Item No. 129328 Artisan Embellishments Kit $9.95


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Smooch Spritz Spray Tips

Here's a wonderful card my daughter Aly made me for Mother's Day. 

Aly used the new Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper along with Smooch Spritz, which is a pearlized accent spray.  Some Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon, a fabric flower from the Pretties Kit and a Filigree Designer Brad all work so nicely together.  The Filigree Brads can be yours free this month by purchasing any qualifying stamp set listed HERE as part of the May Scrapbooking special promotion.

To help you get the best results with Smooch Spritz, here are a couple of suggestions:

  • Before each use, shake vigorously until the particles are fully mixed. The sprayer can become clogged if particles get sucked up into the tube.
  • Spray in the direction of the arrow on the nozzle top. For best results, spray six to ten inches from your project. For a heavier application of color, spray closer to the project.
  • The Smooch Spritz bottles are made of glass. Place the bottles on a towel or cloth to prevent them from rolling and possibly breaking.
  • If the ink dries outside of the nozzle, remove the nozzle and submerge it in a household cleaner (such as Windex or 409) for 20 minutes. Rinse, replace the nozzle, shake well, and spray.

Don't Forget!

–To sign up for the Cards for Him card class!  Click HERE for details.
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Spotlight on Elements of Style

One of my downline team members, Ruth Petrovich of Rochester, NY, made this great example of the spotlighting technique.  And it's a great way to wish all you moms out there a very happy Mother's Day today!

Ruth used Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Very Vanilla to create her beautiful card.  The floral stamp is from Elements of Style, and she created her spotlight with Watercolor Paper, an Aqua Painter and stamp pads.  Using Watercolor Paper here really adds a lot of punch–it's just ever so slightly brighter than the Very Vanilla and it helps Ruth's watercoloring to come out just perfectly!

Have a wonderful day today!

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Posted on : May 09 2010
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