50th Anniversary Cards

This year my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it! WOW! Where has the time gone? Since this is such a special milestone, we decided to throw them a surprise anniversary party! We can’t let this special occasion go by unnoticed, right?  Their anniversary is July 1st so I knew I had to work fast to get the invitations created and out in the mail.  Of course, I had to use the traditional gold color on their invites. I have lots of gold too…gold glimmer paper…gold embossing powder…gold vellum…it seemed like way too many options! So I pulled out all of my gold supplies and began putting together a few different designs. Here’s what I came up with…

I can so much fun creating these!  Now that I had designed a few prototypes, I had to choose one of them!  I think that was the most difficult decision!  Each one of these cards was so pretty and unique. However, I decided to go with the first one!  It was the easiest to create and, since I had to make 30 of them, it seemed like the best choice!

Now I mentioned at the beginning of this post that this was a surprise party. Well, unfortunately we had to spoil the surprise when we learned they were planning to go out of town for their anniversary! Whew!  Good thing we caught them early enough before they planned the vacation! They will still go out of town…they now plan to do it after the party!

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Daisy Delight & Color Theory

Are you getting excited about the NEW Stampin’ Up! catalog?  I sure am!  It has been such an exciting week!  I had the opportunity to play with some of the new products and they are just absolutely amazing!  There are two products, in particular, that I have been playing with this week…Daisy Delight and Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP). So many fun things that you can do with both of them!  Here’s a sneak peek of a few projects I created…

The cards feature the Daisy Delight stamp set, and coordinating punch, as well as the Color Theory Designer Series Paper.  They were quick and simple to create!  A really love that I can use product suites together as the colors coordinate so well! The new catalogs have been shipped out and I bet many of you have already received them!  If you haven’t received them or would like a catalog, please message me at stamptasticdesigns@gmail.com and I will pop one in the mail to you! You definitely want to get your hands on this catalog!

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Daisy Delight

Good Morning and Happy Mother’s Day! I hope that all of you are spending the day celebrating the Moms in your life! We are having our second annual Mother’s Day brunch today!  We started this last year because we decided it’s much more fun and relaxing to be at home with the family than it is to be out at a restaurant for Mother’s Day! Plus homemade food is the best!  I am celebrating with my son, daughter and their families as well as my parents. It will be a fun and yummy afternoon!

Plus, I put together a few of these little Mother’s Day baskets for the celebration today!  You may recall a little video tutorial on this basket that I shared with you around Easter time. Here is the link to the tutorial http://stamptasticdesigns.com/2017/03/23/envelope-punch-board-baskets/

Well, as you can see, the basket works well with Mother’s Day too!  Especially with some NEW Stampin’ Up! products!  Yep, the Daisies are new and they are so fun!  You can use them in so many ways!  My next project will be to create a bouquet of them! I have seen some wonderful projects on Pinterest with bouquets of these Daisies. They are absolutely stunning! And products from the Daisy Suite will be available June 1st!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration! Enjoy the day with family and friends!

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Triple Layer Card

Are you looking for simple, yet, unique card ideas? Well, today I want to share one of those card ideas with all of you. It features a technique that involves stamping images over three different layers of cardstock and then matting out those images. This stamping and matting technique gives the images on your card depth and dimension.

While this is a very simple technique, it’s much easier to teach it to you through a hands on demonstration. So…I have put together a little video tutorial for you! This tutorial provides you will all of the measurements, tips and tricks you need to know to create a Triple Layer Card. Enjoy!

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Eastern Palace

What could be more exciting than a retirement sale as we await the launch of the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog?

How about the ability to pre-order from the NEW Eastern Palace Product Suite!?!  Wahoo!

This product bundle is absolutely stunning!  The die cuts are amazing and so fun to play with! Just look at these beautiful cards!

From now through the end of May, you can get your hands on exclusive bundles from this gorgeous product suite! Plus, you will receive a FREE gift!

The bundle pricing is only available through the month of May!

Shop now >>> http://bit.ly/EasternPalaceBundle 

     

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Helping Me Grow

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Since the Stampin’ Up! retirement sale is in full swing I thought I would share some fun project ideas with those stamp sets that will be retiring!  Today’s project showcases the Helping Me Grow stamp set and a fun way to use your watercolor pencils…without doing any watercoloring! 🙂

You can re-create this card using any pretty patterned papers that you have on hand, just coordinate the colors to match your patterned papers. I decided to use neutral colors. To make this card, start with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of the Early Espresso Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere it to the top of the card front.  This DSP is one of the patterns from the Neutrals pack.   Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp the flower image from the Helping Me Grow stamp set on the bottom of the cardstock using Early Espresso ink. Stamp a sentiment. Grab a white pencil…the Watercolor Pencils work fabulous for this!  Color in the petals of the flower using the white pencil. Tear the top part of the Crumb Cake cardstock, on an angle, and sponge some Early Espresso ink around all of the edges. Adhere to the card front; it will overlap onto the DSP.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few pearls. That’s it!  Easy peasy!

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Gate Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have another tutorial to share with you! This tutorial features a quick and simple fun fold card. It’s called a Gate Fold and it really is simple! I chose neutral colors as I was going for a vintage style but you can choose any color combination you like. There are so many different ways you can decorate your gate fold card. Watch this tutorial to learn more!

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A Sara Thing

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I want to share some of the beautiful cards created with the 2017 April Paper Pumpkin kit called “A Sara Thing.”  This kit was designed by Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up! and it was absolutely stunning!  The kit contained all of the materials you needed to create 12 colorful cards!  And the kit showcased one of my favorite techniques…watercoloring!  If you watched the video I posted the other day, then you have already seen how easy it is to watercolor on embossed paper.  Well this kit has some fun embossed paper to play with!

Have you joined Paper Pumpkin? If so, then you are familiar with the fabulous kits that come every month!  If you haven’t joined, what are you waiting for? 🙂

Get started today at >>> http://bit.ly/PaperPumpkinKits

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Watercolor Embossed Images

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a quick and simple watercoloring technique to share. This particular technique was inspired by the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit!  It involves watercoloring over embossed images. You can use specialty paper, like the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, or simply stamp and emboss your own images! So many possibilities! Watch this video tutorial to see how quick and simple it is!

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Tool Box Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today I have a fun masculine themed card to share with all of you. I have a lot of “handy” men in my family so I wanted to design something different for them. I have seen a few tool box card ideas on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to create one!

This card is easier to create than it looks! I promise! To make This card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. Take the Classic Label punch and use it to make a groove across the bottom of the card. Cut a 1 x 4, 1-1/2 x 4 and 2 x 4 inch piece of Real Red cardstock. Emboss each of the pieces with the sparkle textured embossing folder (or if you have a diamond plate embossing folder that would be perfect)! These pieces will be the drawers for the tool box. Cut three (3) 1/2 x 4 inch pieces of black cardstock and adhere them to the top of each drawer using a bit of SNAIL or other adhesive. Using the Nailed It Bundle, stamp a variety of tools and a sentiment on a piece of silver foil paper or cardstock. Note:  You will need to use black Staz-On ink to stamp on the silver foil. Cut all of the tools and sentiment out using the Builder Framelits. Set aside until you assemble the cart and drawers.  Punch out two 3/4 inch circles from black cardstock and adhere to the bottom of the card (these will serve as your wheels). Use the left over silver pieces (from cutting out the nut) as the center for your wheels. You will have to cut out an extra one so you have a center for both wheels. Adhere the wheels to the card before you add the drawers. Add dimensionals to the back of each of the drawers and adhere them to the card front starting at the top with the smallest drawer and working your way to the bottom.  The bottom drawer will overlap onto the wheels. Now, randomly adhere the tools to the tool box using glue dots.  That’s it!  Enjoy!

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