Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Do Something Creative Every Day

One of the new stamp sets that Stampin' Up has to offer is called Crafting Forever.  Okay, doesn't that sound just like me?  Seriously, I just move from room to room in my house making crafts.

It has cute images of paintbrushes, pens, scissors, twine and of course, a rubber stamp!  It also has 3 cute sayings, but the one that I love the most is, "Do something creative every day." 

I made this little magnet the size of an Artist Trading Card which is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".  I stamped the paint brushes onto white cardstock and then again onto designer paper and cut out the pot.  I used the Delightful Daisy paper and then coordinated the rest of the colors in my project to match with Calypso Coral and Tranquil Tide. 

The stamp image and saying really make it look crafty.   Add the bow or a button for the perfect embellishment.  What a great reminder to be creative, don't you think?

It's a Daisy Craze!

This week I made 3 cards featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set.  I wanted to show the ladies who come over to stamp with me the diversity of the Daisy stamp.  And I am loving this set.  
 Here is Card #2 (Card #1 is in the previous post), made with Bermuda Bay cardstock and accented with some sponging. 

For the sponging, I punched 3 different sized circles with punches onto a piece of scrap cardstock and then sponged them onto the white layer with different colors.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky.  Once you are done with that, randomly stamp the Daisy image using black ink. 

Add a saying and some rhinestones to make it sparkle.  Very different look, right?  I got the idea for this card on Pinterest from Amanda Mertz.

Card #3 is a bright and cheery yellow Thank You card.  For this card, I used thick white cardstock for the base, added black frame and some Daffodil Delight designer paper.  Then I used a circle framelit and added stitches with a white chalk pen.  I stamped and punched two daisies for the center.  I put the dimensionals under the black circle and under the saying.  The idea is from dutchstampin.blogspot.nl.

There are so many different ways to use the Daisy stamp set!  I think I've only just begun.  :)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Coneflowers from the Daisy Punch

This week I have been working on making cards using the Daisy Delight stamp set with its coordinating punch.  I love punches that match the stamp sets- they are so quick and easy to use. 

The cards have 2 different colored flowers.  I used Tranquil Tide at first and then Early Espresso.  I decided that I like the brown flowers better.  Then I stamped a light speckle stamp using Crumb Cake ink for a subtle color in the background. When I stamped the saying onto this card, the ink smeared so I stamped the saying again on some scrap and mounted it in an oval scallop.  I mean, who wants to start over when your card is almost done? 

For this project, I used the Daisy punch and cut it in half to form a coneflower.  It was stamped on the Daisy designer paper to give it a watercolor look.  What do you think? 

I saw the idea for this card on Pinterest from Cindee Wilkinson.  I love how it came out. :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Everyone Needs a Friend

Seriously, isn't this just a beautiful card?

While browsing on Pinterest, I kept seeing samples using this thinlet set, So Detailed, and I thought that it just makes any card look so wonderful.  I love this saying, "Everyone need a friend like you," from the Suite Sentiments stamp set and when I paired them together, I just love how this card turned out. 

In my perfect dream world, I would love to send this card to every one of my friends.  In reality, maybe I can just send them a link to this page and tell them that I love and appreciate them.  If you are one of my friends, this page is for you.  I ram really grateful for you.  If you don't know me, then this page can also be for you.  You are just a friend that I haven't met yet. 

Cool Treat Card Class

When I first saw the stamp set Cool Treats, I didn't think that much of it.  Enter Pinterest samples, and I began to find so many cute ideas for it that I bought it.  I offered a class where we made 4 cards using the pretty Tasty Treats designer paper and the Cool Treats stamp set.  The strawberry paper in the set has a pretty glossy shine to it, making the card stand out even more than it appears in the photo.

The "You're Sweet" card uses punches for the saying.  A cute and easy card to make.  I got the idea from songofmyheartstamper.  

Next, the Happiest Birthday card uses another sheet of the dsp and the layering oval framelits that I think make any saying look great.  We embellished it by cutting out and adding two popsicles.  This ideas is from theladyandherstamps.  Cute, right?

The next two cards ideas are from prettypapercards and mystamplady.com.  For the Happiest Birthday card, we stamped the cones and scoops and then cut them out and adhered them to the card.  The cone in the middle has dimensionals under it to give it some pop.

I didn't have the framelits for this stamp set, so I cut out two circles for the sundae bowl on the Cherry card and cut them in half.  I love how they came out.  The ice cream scoops are punches and then I cut out the spoon and cherry for added interest.  the saying on the inside says, "I hope your birthday is sprinkled with everything great."

I love how they all turned out.  I think this was one of my favorite card classes yet.  Have you tried this set?  Which one is your favorite?

Loving the New Stampin Up Catalog

I have to say that I am loving the new Stampin Up 2017 catalog.  There are so many new interesting items offered this year. 

The first stamp set that caught my eye was the Daisy Delight bundle.  I got the idea to make this little pot of flowers by Debbie Blake.  I offered this project at my New Catalog Open House.  All of the ladies loved it!

Each daisy flower is made using 3 stamped flower images and then they are punched out with the coordinating punch.  (You know how I love the matching punches!)  I curled them with my bone folder to give them some texture. 

Then I put a dimensional between each flower and added one of the new gem embellishments to the top.  I attached them to a floral wire by bending it into a circle and mounting it with some glue dots.  Then I inserted them into a styrofoam floral base.  I love the idea of putting the dragonfly into the flowers.  It add such a nice touch, don't you think? 

I stamped two of them and attached them to some floral wire also.  Then I adhered the two dragonflies together so that you can see his wings from the top and from the bottom side. 

I used a new saying from the Colorful Season stamp set that says, "Life is a beautiful thing."  Perfect.

Friday, April 21, 2017

It's Another Wreath

I saw the idea for this card a while back. The wreath is made from the vine stamp in Foxy Friends set.  The vine is an arc that you can stamp two times to make a wreath.  Cute, right?  I saw this card from Julie T at stampingala.com.  I embossed the flowers that are from the Touches of Texture set and added some leaves using the bird punch.

During one of my classes, one of the ladies used the flower from the Texture set and I love how this changes the look of the card.  The flowers have Wink of Stella on them but it's hard to see in the photo.  There are some mini pearls also on the flowers and in the vine.

Here's another sample made using some yellow and an added bumble bee. What do you think of this?  The sayings are from Dragonfly Dreams.

Which one is one that you like the best?