Lovely as a Tree does it again!

Are we ever going to get tired of this stamp set?  It's been around as long as I can remember, and it's always a good choice for masculine cards.

I began with a Whisper White card stock base, then added Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Some Peach Parfait card stock gets a great look from the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The main image is bordered with Not Quite Navy card stock and the trees from Lovely as a Tree stamp set are stamped on Whisper White card stock with Early Espresso ink.  Simply ink up your stamp, stamp once, then without reinking your stamp, move it just a tad to one side and stamp again.  This makes the nice silhouette effect.  A handsome touch is a ribbon tab made with Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon and an Antique Brass Brad.  "Praying for You" sentiment comes from Thoughts & Prayers, but you could easily substitute a different sentiment for a great Father's Day or masculine birthday card. 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 115026 Lovely as a Tree $27.95
Item No. 113252 Thoughts & Prayers $25.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119264 Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (15 yds.) $8.95
Item No. 119741 Metallic Brads assortment (120) $6.95

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Another Filled With Love Sample

 


If you haven't been convinced yet to purchase the Filled With Love Bundle, here's another  terrific card samples made with this fabulous stamp set. This beautiful monochromatic card was sent to me by Missy Shipman.  I love Missy's use of the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as well as that scrumptious 1-1/4" Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  Missy uses a couple of great punches here, too  — the 3/4" Circle Punch and the Full Heart Punch — which coordinate with the Filled With Love stamp set.  Click HERE for more samples using this stamp set.  Order your Filled With Love Bundle today!  Promotion ends January 24th.  Click HERE for details.

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Getting ready for Leadership Conference

I'll be leaving for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention in Nashville, TN, on January 12th, and here is one of the three swaps that I came up with for the event.  So far, I've made 180 swaps, so I'll have lots and lots of new samples for my customers to look at when I return.  This card features a brand new stamp set that you'll be able to earn FREE beginning January 25th!  It's called Bliss, and it's one of the eight different items available during Sale-A-Bration, the biggest Stampin' Up! sale of the year.  My color scheme is Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.  I've used all but one of the images in the stamp set to create this card.  The sentiment comes from the hostess Level 1 stamp set Because I Care – you can also earn this gorgeous stamp set free with either hosting a workshop or making a purchase that totals $150 or more.  The Daffodil Delight card stock is run through the Big Shot using the Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and I've used Circle Punches for a quick way to punch out all of the small images.  A piece of Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and a Gold Brad give the card a little accent.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 121851 Bliss wood mount OR
Item No. 123217 Bliss clear mount
Item No. 118384 Because I Care wood mount OR
Item No. 120118 Because I Care clear mount
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119959 Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads $6.95
 

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Autumn Splendor

Here's a card I created using the Autumn Splendor stamp set from last year's mini catalog (and this year's Idea Book & Catalog).  I used it so much last year then promptly forgot about it as this Fall began.  It works so well for this cascading border done in Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Old Olive and Early Espresso.  The base of the card is Very Vanilla card stock, although it doesn't show up well in my photo.  I ran a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock through the Big Shot with the Lattice Square Textured Embossing Folder.  To create a beautiful backdrop for the sentiment I simply inked up one of the leave stamps in More Mustard Classic Ink, then stamped first on a piece of scrap paper then onto Very Vanilla card stock in order to make it a little lighter.  The sentiment from Just Believe is then stamped over the leaves in Early Espresso Classic Ink.  A Rich Razzleberry button from the Brights Designer Buttons tied with some Linen Thread and held on with a Mini Glue Dot completes this simple yet effective card.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 116503 Autumn Splendor $20.95
Item No. 116948 Just Believe wood $33.95 OR
Item No. 120453 Just Believe clear $23.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119747 Brights Designer Buttons (72) $8.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50
Item No. 103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95

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Silly Get Well Wishes

This little stamp set is just wonderful for all sorts of different get well wishes!  It's called Wellness Wishes and there are three great stamps to choose from.  I started off with a base of Real Red card stock, then ran a piece of 4"x5-1/4" card stock through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The Newsprint Designer Series Paper is a must from this catalog!  I use it for so many looks!  Here it's riding under a piece of Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon that's been tied with some Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used the Circle Scissor Plus to cut out both the Whisper White and Basic Black card stocks for the main image and used Stampin' Write markers in Real Red and Basic Black to color.  A Real Red Button from the Brights Designer Button pack adds some more interest. 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 115356 Wellness Wishes $14.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 117166 Newsprint Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 119768 Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 109027 Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 119747 Brights Designer Buttons $8.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissor Plus $29.95
Item No. 112531 Glass Mat $19.95

 

 

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Subtles Collection Card and MDS Color Update

Here's a card designed by Phyl Lyons highlighting the new Subtles Collection colors.  Don't they look gorgeous!  It really shows you how much in need of an update these colors were!  From left to right the new Subtles Collection incudes: Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze and Marina Mist.  Phyl showcased this great collection on a background using Early Espresso card stock (new to the Neutrals Collection palette) and the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added a sentiment using one of my favorite new stamp sets in the catalog, Curly Cute.  This stamp set is on the "must have" list for all stampers!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117014 Curly Cute wood mount $19.95 OR
Item No. 120510 Curly Cute clear mount $14.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 119704 Subtles Collection 8-1/2"x11" assorted card stock $6.95
Item No. 119871 3/16" Corner Small Punch $6.95

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My Digital Studio Color Update Now
 

Available
 

The version 1.0.4 update to My Digital Studio is now available. With this free update, not only will you get the latest My Digital Studio features and functionality, you also get all of the new colors (including digital card stock, ink colors and Patterns Designer Series Paper) from the recent color renovation! That’s a $50 value!

Updating your My Digital Studio software is easy.

  • If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
  • If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent update.

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Team Time Project and Ribbon Roses

I shared a couple of my projects using ribbon roses HERE and HERE and was asked to teach my team mates how to make them.  Because we have a short amount of time and the rose itself takes a bit of time, I wanted to keep the stamping to a minimum.  I grabbed the chance to use Watercolor Trio again to coordinate with the flower theme.  The background–again–is the new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I'll try to stop–really I will!) and on Pink Pirouette card stock!  Yes, Pink Pirouette is making its return (round of applause, please!) on July 1st to join the new Color Collection called the Subtles Collection.  I love it paired with Real Red and Old Olive here.  The main image is stamped on Whisper White card stock cut with the Top Note Die and Big Shot, but I trimmed away about 1" off one side.  I stamped each image once then moved the stamp slightly to one side without reinking it and stamped again.  This creates depth for the flower scene.

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. 117285 Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 117292 Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113463 Top Note Bigz Die $21.95

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Tall Tales and Animal Stories

I know I promised you scrapbook pages this month, and what do I do?  Yet another card!  I was getting ready for our Heartfelt Stampers once a month Team Time tomorrow night, and I was really in the card-making zone!  Do you remember when this stamp set Animal Stories and coordinating Tall Tales Designer Series Paper came out, and that's all you saw everyone using?  Well, my 3-year-old grandson wanted to make a card yesterday, and this is his "go to" stamp set.  It happened to be still on my crafting table, and I haven't used the designer paper in months, so here we go!

We sure do go in waves with what we use to craft with, don't we?  I hope I can stop using the new Square Lattice Impressions Embossing Folder for great backgrounds sometime in the future!  Right now, I grab it for every single card!  My color scheme is taken from the designer paper — So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red and Brilliant Blue.  I stamped the giraffe from Animal Stories in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and mounted it with Dimensionals.  The little "4 you" sentiment is from Tiny Tags and is stamped in Rose Red Classic Ink, punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch and backed with the 1" Circle Punch with Old Olive card stock then slipped underneath the main image.  I used my new Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack from the Summer Mini Catalog to create the three tiny flowers and added Gold Brads to the centers of each.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 116716 Animal Stories $15.95
Item No. 115678 Tall Tales DSP $9.95
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 118091 Tiny Tags wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 118592 Tiny Tags clear mount $16.95
Item No. 107217 3/4" Circle Punch $10.95
Item No. 109045 1" Circle Punch $10.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads $6.95

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Watercolor Trio Thank You

I took some time today to play with some new toys from the Summer Mini Catalog.

The color I'm going to miss the most with the Color Renovation is Cameo Coral.  Not sure what I'm going to do without it!  I thought I'd use it as the focal point of this card maybe for the last time!  And what better way to really show it up than to run it through the Big Shot using the brand new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  These fabulous folders have become my favorite product to use with the Big Shot — the impressions are nice and deep and don't flatten out when applying adhesive to the back of the card stock.  While I had my Big Shot out, I quickly made a cute little textured butterfly with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  What could be better than a texture folder?  Having a folder that creates texture AND punches out the image all in one crank of the handle!  I used the Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die to cut out some Confetti White card stock for the main image, and my Circle Scissors Plus to cut a perfect circle to back it with.  Don't think I could make a card anymore without my Big Shot!

I'm also highlighting a new stamp set — Watercolor Trio.  I stamped one of the images in Cameo Coral Classic Ink and one in Old Olive Classic Ink.  Watercoloring has never been easier; the stamps are designed so that all you have to do is just stamp the image.  I did off-stamp each of the images for a shadow effect.  Just stamp the first image and then without reinking your stamp, move it just a smidge to one side and stamp again.  The seniment "Thanks so much" also comes in the stamp set; I just love the beautiful font!  I used some Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon and a Tempting Turquoise button from Playground Designer Buttons packet to finish off the bottom edge.

FYI:  Retiring colors are already selling out, so you'll want to be sure to place your order for card stock and reinkers in your favorite Stampin' Up! colors right away!  Just call me at 585-554-4479, email me at krisshuels@gmail.com or simply go online HERE and place your own order 24/7.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio in wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio in clear mount $16.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 113469 Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die $19.95
Item No. 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 117292 Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 116313 Playground Designer Buttons $7.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissors Plus $29.95

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