So In Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  I have started working on some Valentine’s Day and  “Love-Themed” cards using the Falling in Love product suite. Today we are going to focus on a “Love-Themed” project created with the Falling in Love product suite. If you haven’t seen the products in this suite, you need to check them out!  They are simply gorgeous and it’s one of my favorite product suites in the new catalog. Yeah, I know, I seem to have a lot of favorites! 🙂 The products in this suite focus on “love-themed” events like anniversaries and weddings. However,you could certainly use these products to create projects for other occasions as well. So today I want to share one of my favorite projects created with this suite.

To make this card, start with a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp some of the images from the “So in Love” stamp set on the front of your card base using Blushing Bride ink. Just a little tip: Stamp the images in a cluster, overlapping them slightly, to create an elegant background. Lay one of the Lace doilies over the stamped images. I recommend not adhering the doily until you have the desired amount of stamped images on the card. This gives you the ability to remove the doily and stamp a few more images to fill in the background. Once you have the desired look for your background, adhere the doily to the card with a few glue dots. Cut a few pieces of white ribbon and some lace trim just a little bit longer than the size of the doily; adhere them across the center of the doily.  Take some linen thread and make a few loops around your fingers with it. Slide the loops off and adhere the bunch of linen thread to the center of the doily; use glue dots to hold it in place. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink; stamp some leaf images over the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink. Cut the Very Vanilla cardstock into a banner and adhere over the ribbon, trim and linen thread as shown; use dimensionals to secure it.  For the finishing touch, add a little Falling in Love Embellishment! Enjoy!

 

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Wedding Shaker Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a fun shaker card to share with all of you!  This shaker card is unique in that it is a wedding card that was created with products from the holiday catalog!  Yes, you can create more than just holiday cards with the products in the catalog.  The product bundle is called Shake & Celebrate. There are a variety of images in this set that can be used to create awesome shaker cards for many different occasions! Birthdays, Christmas and, yes, even weddings! The possibilities are endless!

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To make this card, start with a piece of basic black cardstock for the base of your card.  Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Take the large framelit that looks like a fancy layered cake and place it in the center of the white cardstock. Cut out the image using your big shot or other embossing machine. Place the white cardstock in the Pretty Paisley Embossing Folder, be sure to emboss around the cake you cut out. Stamp the decorative scroll and sentiment images on the cake, as shown, using black ink.

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Flip the white cardstock over and adhere a 3 x 4 inch piece of a window sheet over the cake image that you cut out with the framelits.002

Outline each of the layers of the cake with dimensionals. The new foam adhesive strips work the best for this!

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Fill each section of the cake in with some white colored mica flakes. Carefully peel off the paper from the adhesive strips and then adhere a 3 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock over the top of the mica flakes.

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Adhere this piece to your black card base using foam adhesive strips. For the finishing touch, embellish the cake with a few pearls and a bow. Enjoy!

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Love-Themed Cards

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Good Morning!  Today I have a short little video vignette showcasing some fabulous Love-Themed cards.  Perfect for weddings, anniversaries or any other “love-themed” occasion! These cards were designed by some talented demonstrators as part of a swap I participated in.  Enjoy the video!

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Brides & Babies

Today I want to share some of the fun cards I received in this month’s team swap!  Every month our team gets together for a bit of stamping fun!  We always swap cards with each other and there is usually a theme.  This month’s theme was Brides and Babies. We had the option to design either a wedding or baby card.  I chose to design a wedding card (which I shared with you the other day) but most of my team decided to design baby cards…and they were simply adorable!  Check them out…

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Aren’t they adorable?  The cards showcase a variety of fun stamp sets, colors and techniques!  Now we also had a few cards created with the bride in mind.  These cards were just as fabulous and the baby ones.  I especially love the white on white look as it is so elegant for weddings or anniversaries.  Check them out…

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Springtime seems to be the time of year for brides and babies.  We are expecting the arrival of our new granddaughter any day now!  In fact, my daughter is overdue already!  Hopefully she will grace us with her presence very soon.  And now I have plenty of fun baby card ideas to choose from to help welcome her into the world. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Something Borrowed

something borrowedToday I want to share a quick and simple project you can put together with the new blendabilities markers. Blendabilities are alcohol based markers that can be used for blending and shading your stamped images. But you can also use blendabilities in many other ways. This particular project showcases how to use blendabilities to add pops of color to your pretty patterned papers!  I love using blendabilties in this way. If you have ever tried to color in an image with regular water-based markers, then you know how choppy the coloring looks. With blendabilities, you are able to shade an image without distorting it.

 

To make this project, start with a piece of pink pirouette cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper (DSP). Grab a set of the pink pirouette blendabilities and randomly shade some of the flowers on the DSP. Make sure that you have the DSP laying on top of a piece of scratch paper or grid paper as the blendabilities ink will soak through the DSP. Once you have completed the shading of the flowers, secure the DSP to your card base. Add a little layered tag or some type of punched shape to your project for the sentiment. Add a little embellishment and your done! Easy peasy! Enjoy!

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Something Borrowed ~ Gift Set

artisan embellishments 16Whether you are planning a wedding or you will be attending one, we’ve gotcha covered with the new Something Borrowed product suite. There are some gorgeous products contained in this suite:  Designer paper, embellishments, lace trim and, of course, stamp sets. You can check out all of the these products in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog on pages 42-43. Today I want to share a little wedding gift set that I put together with the beautiful new Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper and the lace trim.

Let’s take a look at the card first.  Start with a piece of sahara sand cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and stamp a little sentiment in the upper left hand corner using sahara sand ink. Cut a 5 1/4 x 2 inch piece of your favorite pattern from the Something Borrowed DSP collection….be sure to pull out an extra piece for your gift bag. Secure the 2 inch piece to the white cardstock. Cut a piece of the Sahara sand 7/8″ lace trim and run it across the bottom of the DSP on the card (secure the ends to the back of the white paper) and mount it to the card base. I used the flower frenzy die to cut out all of the different flower shapes for the card…the die cuts out all of the pieces, you just need to layer them together. You can use white paper to cut out the flowers or the Irresistibly Yours DSP which is free with a qualifying order during sale-a-bration. Use sahara sand cardstock for the leaves. Once you have the pieces cut out, simply layer them together and secure to the card as shown. For the finishing touches, embellish with a few pearls.

The gift bag is super simple because the framelit cuts out all of the pieces….you just need to assemble it! Check out this Stampin’ Up! tutorial on how to use the new framelit set

Once you have the treat bag assembled, you can decorate it any way you like!  For this project, I simply cut out a silver glimmer paper “for you” sentiment (with one of the framelits in the set), embellished with a few pearls and tied a beautiful lace trim bow on it.  It’s so elegant! And the best part is…it was quick and simple to put together! Enjoy!

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