“Tweet” Animal Talk


Today I thought I'd combine a couple of older products with newer ones.  I find when you do this, you get such a different look!  I noticed I hadn't used my Natural Composition Designer Paper in a while, and when I saw this terrific woodgrain piece, I knew I had to pair it with something springy.  Here in Centeral New York, it's 5 degrees as I type this and we just got quite a bit more snow overnight, so I'm really trying to think Spring!

  • Color is such an interesting thing!  In fact, it's really what brought me to stamping.  I just love the interplay of colors and how some "work" and some don't.  I started this card with Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight and it just wasn't right.  Switched it up to Soft Sky and Summer Starfruit and voila – the perfect feel!
  • Corner rounding has always been one of my favorite accents, and now with the help of the Envelope Punch Board, I have perfectly rounded corners every time.  At just $19.95, this is going to be your "go to" tool – for something as basic as corner rounding and for making all sorts of coordinating envelopes for your beautiful cards.
  • The main image stamp is from Animal Talk stamp set, and I've used markers to ink up the image and stamp on a Whisper White cardstock circle cut with the Circle Framelits.  This wonderful collection of circles is also a real must in your collection.  With 10 different layering pieces, you're sure to have just the right size.  Be sure to grab Dimensionals for your circle to give it a little lift.
  • The Natural Chevron Ribbon is the perfect embellishment for this card – nice and natural to go with our bird theme.
  • Don't know what I'm going to do without Summer Starfruit come June when it retires!  It's been the missing color in our palette for me!  I do hope it returns one day, but for now, I'm using it as much as I can!  Here I've used the new Petite Petals Punch along with a Dahlia to create the floral accent.  Glue Dots are the best way to adhere the Dahlias to cardstock.
  • In Color Dahlias are on the Weekly Deals – but hurry; they're only on sale today, along with the Summer Starfruit Ribbon!

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Dog Talk!

Dog Talk 2

Who says Christmas designer paper has to be used just for Christmas?  I designed this cute birthday card around the Season of Style Designer Series Paper.  Choose either the Paper Stack – 48 sheets, 24 each of 2 double-sided designs, 4-1/2"x6-1/2" OR the traditional 12"x12" Designer Series Paper, including 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.

  • I love the Animal Talk stamp set – 4 different images and coordinating sentiments makes this a really versatile set.
  • Was it too much of a stretch?  I used the Crumb Cake and White polka dot paper from the Season of Style pack to replicate the cute little dog – stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and spots colored in with White Gel Pen.
  • Actually, the main image got a little boost by stamping with VersaMark ink, pouring on some Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heat setting with the Heat Tool.  That made a nice little "home" for the white gel pen to be applied.
  • The lower line of text was simply stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • I found the Island Indigo and White plaid paper in the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper pack.  Just right for this card!
  • All that was left was to give this card a little accent with White Baker's Twine.
  • For those of you looking for masculine card ideas, this would be perfect!

Item No. 132340 Season of Style Designer Series Paper (12"x12") $10.95 OR
Item No. 132181 Season fo Style Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2"x6-1/2") $6.95
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.65
Item No. 128980 Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder $A4.75
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
Item No. 105021 uni-ball Signo Gel Pen $3.95
Item No. 124262 White Baker's Twine (25 yds.) $2.95

Animal Talk

Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95

Each month, I randomly draw one name from those customers who've placed an online order with me and send them something fun.  I've been highlighting things you can do with Note Cards this month.  In fact, I'm not done showing you some of my ideas for these cute  5"x3-1/2" cards – more to come!  For the month of August, everyone's a winner!  Place an online order with me HERE for any of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, and receive one of the Note Cards I've made.  It will come with an evelope and won't be written in so that you can use it to send.  One lucky winner will receive a set of eight Note Cards and envelopes!  All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is place an online order at my Online Store HERE.

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