Live Simply

 

live simply

My apologies that my website was down this morning.  My webhost was doing an upgrade so that everything would run smoothly!  We're back up and running, and I hope you enjoy today's simple card, perfect for Sunday afternoon.

  • I've used the single stamp set called People Like You.  I do love the sentiment on that stamp, but I wanted to show you that you can replace that with any other sentiment that fits into the Stampin' Up! Decorative Label Punch.  Here I've chose a stamp from Trust God stamp set.  I love this sentiment, and since it begins by saying "live simply," I chose to create a super simple card.
  • Colors are Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.  I stamped tone-on-tone the image on Calypso Coral cardstock, then stamped again on Whisper White cardstock and punched out the sentiment and popped it up on Dimensionals.
  • The pretty white edge is created with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and Whisper White cardstock.
  • Linen Thread wrapped three times around is a clean embellishment.

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Rev Up The Fun Birthday

Harley

Took a break away from most of the Occasions Catalog today to create something from the "old" part of my stampin' shelf!  Rev Up The Fun is certainly one of my favorite masculine stamp sets.  My husband and I own a Harley Road King Classic, and I knew I just had to have this stamp set for his birthday cards!  And of course, I had to keep it in "Harley colors" – Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White and Silver.

  • Remember my card yesterday?  I've used the same sketch challenge only turned it on its side!
  • My favorite part of this card is using the Big Shot along with the new Arrows Embossing Folder with the Silver Foil paper.  I thought it looked like tire tracks!  It's really fun to emboss the foil papers – they take such a deeply etched image and look so great!  A 1/2" sliver of the same foil paper acts as "ribbon" through the tag for a more masculine look.  I also dyed White Baker's Twine black by running it through a Basic Black ink pad and made a reinforcement ring around the hole in the tag using Basic Black cardstock and circle punches.

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  • There's also heat embossing on my card – the bike is heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder, and the sentiment is done using Silver Embossing Powder.  Don't forget your Embossing Buddy to keep unwanted speckles of powder off your cardstock.
  • I used a touch of Tangerine Tango marker to color in the bike just a bit.

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Retro Sending Good Thoughts

 Monday sketch #3

This year's Occasions Catalog has had so many fun new products!  And true to form, Stampin' Up! has given us terrific coordination in its products!

  • One of the biggest hits has been the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Make your tag any length you want.  Just cut your cardstock to a smidge less than 2" wide, insert it into the punch tray and punch.
  • Sentiment comes from Perfect Pennants and is the perfect thing to say to someone!  Here I've stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink on the tag, then stamped again on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Tangerine Tango ink, then adhered it with Dimensionals to highlight the word "good".
  • Our color scheme is set with the Retro Fresh Designer PaperBaked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla.  I folded down the top 1/2" of the Designer Paper to reveal the other side then tacked it in place using two Candy Dot Brad Bases with So Saffron Candy Dots from the Subtles Dots.
  • The Naturals Chevron Ribbon and Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim look so pretty topping the tag.
  • I used two other punches for this card.  There's a Baked Brown Sugar cardstock Triangle Punch to the left side of the tag, and the Chevron Punch decorates the bottom of the tag with Coastal Cabana cardstock punch-outs.
     

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Blessed Easter

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Today's post is my second Easter card for the season; in case you missed my first one, it's HERE.  I'm also showing you ways to use two of the free Sale-A-Bration products that can be yours when you place a Stampin' Up! order.

  • Blessed Easter is such a beautiful stamp!  It only comes in wood and is a single stamp, but you can convert it to a clear-mount stamp if you wish.  I split up the image and sentiment by stamping the sentiment on a piece of scrap cardstock and punching it out with the XL Oval Punch then mounted it with Dimensionals.
  • Tulips were stamped with StazOn Ink and colored in with Stampin' Write Markers.
  • I've used a Springy color scheme of Gumball Green, So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush.
  • The Labels Framelits are terrific for layering!
  • The two terrific Sale-A-Bration products are the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and the Crisp Cantaloupe Twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessories pack.  For each $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you may choose a gift from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure completely free.

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High Tide Best Mate

 best mate

This card is so easy with the help of the terrific designer paper prints found in High Tide Designer Series Paper and the coordinating stamp set Hello, Sailor.

  • Double matting this pretty paper with a Pacific Point card base and a small frame of Summer Starfruit cardstock really makes the designer paper stand out.
  • The beautifully coordinating Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect accent.
  • I love our ability to create wonderful framed images using the layering of the Deco Label Framelits.

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  • I also used a couple of Silver Mini Brads on the sides of the sentiment.

This card would be perfect for your "best mate" for a birthday, anniversary, or just because!

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Birthday Simple Stems

 flower HB

I decided to combine the old with the new for this card using Simple Stems stamp set along with Cycle Celebrations stamp for the sentiment.  This pretty designer paper called Birthday Basics has such terrific colors – Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Raspberry Ripple.

  • A little paper piercing around the circle adds some extra interest.
  • I used Finishing Touches Edgelits to cut the Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock at the bottom.
  • The new Petite Petals Punch is a must and looks cute with a Raspberry Ripple Dahlia in the center.

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Seriously?

 seriously

Do you recognize this card layout?  It's the same layout I used in my previous post!  You'll get a completely different look to your card by using the same layout but changing stamps and papers.

  • For this card, I've begun with the I Am Me Designer Paper and the color scheme of Basic Gray, Real Red, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.
  • I love the coordination of Just Sayin' stamp set and the Word Bubble Framelits – so trendy!
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock is punched with the Scallop Edge Border for some nice interest.
  • How fun are the Wooden Elements!  They're such a fun addition to our card making.
  • Wonder where I got the cool "seriously" stamp?  It came with one of my Paper Pumpkin subscription kits!  And you can get great new stamps like this one by becoming a Paper Pumpkin customer.  During March, receive a free set of In Color markers, too!  Click HERE to read all about Paper Pumpkin and subscribe.


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  • Use a coordinating Tangerine Tango Candy Dot from the Brights Collection Dots to accent your arrow. 
  • Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect ribbon accent for this card.  Use this card for guys or gals!

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Best Mate

Best Mate

This fresh nautical look is perfect for the men in our lives!  And this suite is all about perfect coordination – stamp set, designer paper and ribbon.  It's also a chance to bring in the new Chevron Punch for some added accents. 

  • I paper pierce every chance I get.  It adds so much and once you've purchased the piercer, mat and templates, nothing is "consumed" so you'll have those tools forever!
  • And nothing says nautical like this pretty Pacific Point Striped Ribbon.
  • A new Silver Button with White Baker's Twine makes a nice accessory combo.

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Simple Stems So Grateful

raspberry flower

Today's the last day to purchase this week's Weekly Deals.  My favorite product on sale is the Tasteful Trims Die – I truly use it all the time.  It's perfect for cards and scrapbooking, since the die cuts 12" strips.  Now's the time to pick it up on sale for just $32.21!  Notice the scalloped white cardstock on the left is created with this fantaastic die.

I hope you enjoy seeing this card today.  I had some time over the weekend to just play, and it's so much fun to create with no time pressure or class in mind!  It's a unique color scheme for me – Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay and Raspberry Ripple.  And it's a real crossover, since each color is in a different color collection.

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  • Simple Stems stamp set is used for the flower and stem.  I stamped the flower 3 times, cut out three layers of the flower and assembled them one on top of the other with Dimensionals, then added a Bermuda Bay Candy Dot.
  • The sentiment is from So Very Grateful stamp set, stamped in Elegant Eggplant and mounted over the stem with Dimensionals.
  • I added a Bermuda Bay cardstock piece cut out with the Deco Label Framelits to the bottom.
  • A pretty piece of Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon ties it all together!

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