Cheers to the Year

Have you noticed that many of the products featured in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog can be used for more than just holiday cards?  That’s right, they can!  The Cheers to the Year stamp set and product suite is one of those. The stamp set has some fun images for the holidays but there are also images to create beautiful wedding cards like this!

This card features one of the patterns from the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and the “Mr & Mrs” stamped images. This DSP will give your projects an elegant look. The foil designs are perfect for holidays, weddings, and anniversaries.

Of course there are also fun images and products that you can use to create holiday cards!  This card showcases the Winter Wonder textured embossing folder and the stamped image from the Cheers to the Year set. I love the look of the snowflake embossed on some silver foil paper. So many possibilities with these products! Get creative with it!

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Rustic Wedding

The summer seems to be flying by! Probably because there are lots of exciting life events happening in our family!  At the beginning of summer we celebrated my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and my son’s graduation from college. Now we are busy preparing for his wedding! At the beginning of August, we held a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law. They will be getting married on September 15, 2017! Now the invitations went out several months ago but, today, I wanted to take a moment to share them with you.

Yes, they are all handmade with love! My future daughter-in-law wanted me to design an invitation that had a rustic feel to it. I created variety of different samples for her and she fell in love with this one. We used neutral colors to create a soft yet natural look. The base of the inviation was created with crumb cake cardstock. This is a gate fold card so we cut the crumb cake cardstock at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches and then scored it at 2-1/8 and 6-3/8 inches. We stamped a few images in the corners of the card front using Soft Suede ink and then colored in the flowers with a white watercolor pencil. Using the Sweet & Sassy Heart shaped framelits, we created a focal point for the center of the invitation using vellum and cardstock. Only the left side of the heart is attached to the left side of the invitation (so you can open it). 🙂  For the finishing touch, we added a Very Vanilla Trim wrap to the card.

The bride, her mom, and I got together to create these invitations. We even got the groom to join in. 🙂 We made about 75 in all. They turned out absolutely beautiful!  I promised her that I wouldn’t share the invitations on any of my crafting sites until I knew for sure that everyone had received theirs. Since the wedding is right around the corner, I think it’s safe for me to share them.  🙂

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Rustic Home Decor

This past weekend we had a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law! They have chosen a rustic theme for their wedding so, naturally, the shower was all decked out in rustic style decor. I made a special little gift for them and it was all wrapped up in this pretty little package. The new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper was the perfect DSP to use for this shower. I mean, what can be more rustic looking than actual wood, right? 🙂

And of course, the gift was handcrafted with a variety of different rustic themed products from Stampin’ Up! I had so much fun creating this gift for them. It’s a little home decor piece that is personalized for the bride and groom. I was going to save it for their wedding but decided that I couldn’t wait! lol

Do you remember the herringbone pattern that I shared with you a few weeks ago! Well, that is the pattern I used to create the backdrop for this piece. The bride loved the gift! I really enjoy creating personalized gifts. This home decor piece is super simple to make too. You just need an alphabet stamp set with your favorite style of letters and some fun things to embellish it with. Oh, and you also need a frame. I actually used an old frame that I had lying around. Worked perfect! It will be a wonderful keepsake for them for years to come!

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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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