Fun with Stampin’ Up! Decorative Masks

Dots & Stripes decorative masks card collection


Hubby was away all day today, and I needed a break from packing to move, so I decided to play with the new Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!  If you haven’t noticed them yet, they’re on page 205 in the 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  There are two sets – Hearts & Stars and the ones I chose to use, Dots & Stripes.

There are several ways to apply ink to the Masks.  For my cards today, I chose to fill several Stampin’ Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and Ink Refills.  It takes quite a few drops of reinker – just add more if your color isn’t as vibrant as you’d like.  Then simply use your spritzers to add color to your cardstock.

I took pictures of the steps along the way so that I could explain how I achieved the variegated colors.

First, I laid down a piece of Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper.  Next came a piece of 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White Cardstock.  Then using my grid paper to line everything up, I laid on my Decorative Mask.  You’ll see I have my Stampin’ Spritzers already filled and ready.  I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Night of Navy on my first card then Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo on the other three.

Mask 1

I started by spritzing on Daffodil Delight over the first two rows of the Decorative Mask.  Give a firm push all the way down and keep the spritzer moving from left to right.

Mask 2

Next I spritzed on Old Olive, trying to get a bit on the second row of the Daffodil Delight and also covering a row or two of the remaining dots.

Mask 3

The last spritzing, I used the Night of Navy spritzer to spray a bit into the Olive and the final row of dots.


Decorative Mask dots and stripes 5

Pick it up carefully after you’ve done all your spritzing so the ink on the mask doesn’t run off onto your cardstock.

And here’s the finished product!  I loved the background so much that I simply added a sentiment and no embellishments.  The skinny black border helped the colors pop out.  “Hello There” sentiment is from the Hello There stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes blue

Next I tried Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo with a sentiment from Geometrical.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 4

Then I got the idea to spritz at a diagonal!  Oh, this is so much fun and addicting!  Here I used a sentiment from Fabulous Four stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 3

And finally, rather than washing off my mask, I set a piece of Whisper White cardstock on top of the mask to soak up the excess ink and got the reverse design.  I think this is actually my favorite!  Sentiment is from Lots of Thanks stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 2

To clean off the mask, I just ran it under warm water and blotted it dry with an old towel.  I can’t wait to use all of the other masks now!  So fun, quick and easy – and WOW!

Leave me a comment and let me know which card you like best!  If there are at least 5 comments, I’ll randomly choose one to win a FREE Dots & Stripes Decorative Mask set!  Customers only, please – no demonstrators!  The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 7th, and posted on my website, so check back to see if you’ve won!

Product List



Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

And Many More with Flashback Card Set

Flashback group

Here’s a quick set of cards that really show off the Flashback Designer Series Paper.  With Stampin’ Up!’s Buy 3 Get One Free Designer Paper sale, now’s the perfect time to stock up.  Use this easy layout for any of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! papers.

And while you’re at it, pick up your very own copy of the most versatile sentiment stamp set ever – And Many More!  I’ve used 4 of the 23 different stamps contained in this stamp set for my card set, but there’s so much to choose from!


Flashback happy birthday

The card bases all begin with Very Vanilla cardstock, with a Basic Black cardstock layer, then a different print of the Flashback Designer Paper.  The sentiment is stamped on Pool Party cardstock, and the Real Red cardstock borders are created with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.


With the color scheme of Flashback, I used Candy Dots from three different packets – Crushed Curry from Regals, Basic Black from Neutrals and Real Red from Brights.

Flashback happy healing

Flashback Made My Day

Flashback my friend

Which print is your favorite?  I’d love to know – leave me a comment!

clearance rack

And BIG NEWS for BIG SAVINGS!  Stampin’ Up! has just added lots of fabulous retired products to their Clearance Rack!  Save up to 80% on great Stampin’ Up! products.  Click HERE to go to the Clearance Rack in my Online Store, and don’t forget to add some designer series papers, too!

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for July’s classes – please use YWXPSZV6 when checking out to receive July’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.  This is the last day to register for either July class – to attend or receive your kit “By Mail”!

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

Product List

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

A Year of Occasions Class

"A Year of Occasions" Class…

March 26th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours (you'll want to arrive as close to 6:30 pm as possible)

 at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609  
OR — in the comfort of your own home, at your leisure! 


Cost: $30 or FREE with a $35 order placed during class or entered online BEFORE the class using Workshop Code WEYUKS4F (you'll enter this code once you're in your shopping bag). 


Here's a look at this month's line up!  Make 12 beautiful cards that will set you up for the occasions in your life this year!

To RSVP to attend, click HERE.
For more information on the On The Go Kits, click HERE.


Remember that you can receive your kit FREE via the On the Go option, too! Check out all of the details HERE.


Ready to buy? To receive the card kit FREE, follow the link above. To purchase the card kit for $30, use the payment link below.




SALE-A-BRATION NOTE for the Occasions Class

  This class is scheduled after the end of Sale-A-Bration – Sale-A-Bration is over tomorrow, March 22nd!  But you can still receive the 12-card class free with an order AND receive Sale-A-Bration benefits!  How, you might ask?  Simply go to my Online Store HERE, place an order of at least $50, get the card kit FREE and choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift.  Here are the gifts to choose from.  But you'll need to do this by tomorrow at 11:00pm EDT AND you'll need to use the hostess code WEYUKS4F in the space provided at the bottom left corner in your shopping bag.  How exciting! 


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Fill up the Card Keeper

Look at how terrific all of the cards look in their new home!  They're from my "A Year of Cards" Series and there's 36 cards in all.  You'll just love having this beautiful box full of cards to choose from for all of your important dates.  You'll also receive the nifty "cards" label for your box when you take advantage of the 50% off box offer!  Click HERE for all the details and hurry to register! 

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

2 Darling Class Options — OR, On the Go Kits!

Next Tuesday is our last class for the month of August – hope you can join us! If you can't make it, why not sign up for our "On the Go!" option and put together your class kits in the comfort of your own home. Here is a look at the 2 class or kit options!


Click HERE for more details on "Birdie Told Me" – both class and kit details here.



Click HERE for Stamp-A-Stack Class details!

Click HERE for Stamp-A-Stack On the Go details!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Gently Falling Card Set

Have I got a treat for you today!!!!  I have an ENTIRE Fall card set project to show.  I designed this card set for my September demonstrator team Stamp & Chat that I hold once a quarter.  The idea behind this set of cards is to choose a small selection of Stampin' Up! products to showcase throughout all of the cards so that my team could then offer this as a class for their customers.  I designed each card to teach an easy technique (or two!).  With the exception of a few small additions, I chose to focus on Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Gently Falling stamp set, Perfectly Penned stamp set for the 4 sentiments, a roll of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a package of Basic Pearls.  The cards and 4 Very Vanilla envelopes all fit nicely in the file folder card case featuring a Spice Cake Designer Button.

The first card features a "rock and roll" method for creating the two-toned leave of More Mustard and Pool Party (really 3-toned when counting the second stamp in Soft Suede).  Dazzling Details gives the leaf an iridescent glitter.  I also showed how to create the ribbon rose by twisting the ribbon and laying it into Sticky Sheets.  Leaves are punched using the 5-Petal Flower Punch.

This card shows how to gather the ribbon into a row of Sticky Strip for an interesting look, as well as layering our 5/8" Jumbo Brads with a card stock circle and a pearl for added interest.  Postage Stamp Punch is used for the designer paper.

This card highlights the beautiful two-step stamping of the Gently Falling stamps.  Torn edges around the Get Well sentiment add some more interest.  The pearls were lost on the busy background designer paper, so I backed them with Pool Party card stock circles created with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  The Eyelet Border Punch gave the More Mustard background some pop.

The final card in the set uses Post-It notes to mask around the edges of the background of the leaf then sponging Crumb Cake Classic Ink inside.  Stamp the leaf image over the top using Soft Suede Classic Ink.

Item No. 124003 Spice Cake Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item no. 123802 Gently Falling wood mount $39.95 OR
Item No. 123804 Gently Falling clear mount $28.95
Item No. 124113 Spice Cake Designer Buttons $7.95
Item No. 122890 Perfectly Penned wood mount $16.95 OR
Item No. 122892 Perfectly Penned clear mount $12.95
Item No. 122975 Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls $4.95
Item No. 122344 Postage Stamp Punch $15.95
Item No. 119853 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads $6.95
Item No. 114300 Sticky Sheets $6.95
Item No. 124117 Dazzling Details $2.50
Item No. 119880 5-Petal Flower Punch $16.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 101610 Stamping Sponges (3) $3.50

To order your Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Things I Love

How cute is this little set of cards I made at a past Stampin' Up! Convention!  Here's the set of three little 3"x3" cards with envelopes, tucked neatly into a Medium Flat Cellophane Bag and finished off with an adorable topper.

And here are the individual cards:

All of this was made from the Things I Love stamp set and the color combo Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip.  This is such a fun little set, and it's just perfect for combining in scrapbooks.  Think about doing an entire mini album about "Things I Love" and using this stamp set.

Item No. 115229 Things I Love   $15.95

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for our Spring Stamping Retreat Weekend! Click HERE for more details and to register!
  • To sign up for the Spring Card Class!  Click HERE for more details and to register.
  • To sign up for the March Card Kit!  Click HERE for more details and to purchase!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Posted on : Mar 09 2010
Tags: , ,
Posted under SU Card Designs |