Trendy Trees and Island Oasis

I know that Trendy Trees isn't a brand new stamp set, but look at how "brand new" it looks in our brand new colors!  Every single day I work with our new color palette, I say to myself, "Yeah, we really needed this!"  And I didn't realize I had done it until I had loaded the card onto my blog — except for the Early Espresso replacing the Crumb Cake, I chose the same colors for this card as I chose for the color renovation on my blog!  No wonder I liked this card! 

I began this simple card with Early Espresso card stock, then added a tone-on-tone Old Olive designer paper from Island Oasis Designer Series Paper.  Next came a piece of Peach Parfait card stock stamped with a sentiment also from Trendy Trees.  I added a bit of paper piercing for interest using the Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool.  The main images are stamped in Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait and Old Olive Classic Ink, punched out with the 1-1/4" Square Punch and layered with Rich Razzleberry card stock punched out with the Square Scallop Punch.  Images are adhered with Dimensionals.  Be sure to order your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line these trees up perfectly!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 113258 Trendy Trees $17.95
Item No. 117173 Island Oasis Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 119865 1-1/4" Square Punch $15.95
Item No. 119884 Scallop Square Punch $16.95
Item No. 101049 Stamp-A-Ma-Jig $11.95
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.50

Don't Forget!

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Schedule Your Private Stamping Class!

Why not invite a few of your friends and family over for a fun night and I'll supply the entertainment!  At each private stamping class, I'll teach you and your guests to make two hand-stamped cards or two scrapbook pages.  Check back regularly to see what we're making by clicking "Make These Free!" in the navigation bar above (chocolate chip strip underneath the banner).  Here's what we're making at workshops this month! 

 

At your private stamping class, you can expect:

  • FREE STUFF! When you host a workshop, you can earn FREE stamp sets, ink, paper, accessories, and more!
  • EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS FOR HOSTESSES! Hostesses have the opportunity to earn exclusive hostess-only products that cannot be purchased from the catalog.
  • FUN, FUN, FUN! Hosting a workshop means getting together with your friends, having a great time, and discovering (or rediscovering) a way to express your creativity.

I work with hostesses all throughout the Finger Lakes area.  Contact me today to get your class on the calendar!
Email:  krisshuels@gmail.com
Telephone:  585-554-4479

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for the Stampin' Summer Bash in either of two locations!  Click HERE fore more info and for a registration form.
  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.
  • To click for the Updated Last Chance Accessories List.  Items are selling out quickly!

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Congrats, Lanette!

Lanette Swarthout joined my From the Heart Stampers team at the end of March and has already received her first promotion!  I made this card to congratulate her on this terrific accomplishment.

 

If you're ever stumped for a color combination, grab a package of Stampin' Up! designer paper!  It's the perfect place to start!  While the new Island Oasis Designer Series Paper in the Summer MIni Catalog has lots of bright, bold designs, I chose to use the quieter tones in that packet that include Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and a touch of So Saffron.  The designer paper did all the work for me — I just added a strip of Tempting Turquoise card stock punched with the Border Scallop Trim Punch and three Tempting Turquoise Brads that I lined up easily using the Mat Pack and Grid and Paper Piercing Tool.  The main image is an oval cut with the Big Shot using the Ovals Originals Die and stamped using Watercolor Trio from the Summer Mini Catalog inked direct to rubber with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers.  A tiny butterfly is a snap to add using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die with the Big Shot.  Honestly, I don't think it's possible for me to create a card without the Big Shot anymore!  It's become my No. 1 crafting tool!  Don't forget to add "envelope art"!  In this case, I replicated the same flower image on the envelope to tie it together.

But wait!  That's not all!  I had a little extra time which is a rarity lately and decided to take it a step further.

Decorating the inside of the card can be so much fun!  Here I just kept the theme going with more designer paper and butterflies and even dressed up the envelope by lining it as well.  It's this extra care that can really make your hand-stamped project beautifully coordinated.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 111634 Fresh Cuts $21.95
Item No. 117173 Island Oasis Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 114525 Ovals Originals Die $15.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 118402 Border Scallop Trim Punch $15.95
Item No. 106957 Bolds Brights Brads $8.95
Item No. 105825 Mat Pack $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper Piercing Tool $3.50

Don't Forget!

  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Accessories List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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