Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore

 

As we approach the summer, I find myself being called to the Seaside Shore. Some of my favorite childhood memories are about the week our family would spend at Short Sands in York, Maine. How we loved to collect shells and watch the little critters of the sea.

"Ahoy There!" A dry embossed Soft Sky panel with a center panel of star fish and beach bubbles with two fish stamped in Calypso Coral.

The layout for this card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #284.

Freshly Made Sketches number 284 with center vertically framed panel and element in the lower left and upper right of the card front.

The coordinating papers in the By the Shore DSP makes for a quick selection of colors to use in the card. Paper and card stock dimensions are posted later in this post.

For this card I also stamped my images on a piece of of the DSP. The sentiment from the Seaside Shore stamp set was stamped in Calypso Coral.


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Stampin’ Up! Supply List


Card stock Cuts
  • Very Vanilla: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored on long side at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sky: panel 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • By the Shore DSP (3): panel 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″; panel 2″ x 5-1/4″; panel about 2-1/2″ x 7″ for stamping of three images

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Bundle

Someday I’d like to have a little adventure in a hot air balloon, but for now I’ll have to be satisfied making cards with the Lift Me Up bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Black card base with gray panel framed in white. Hot air balloons carry shades of pink and red- Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, and Red Rose. Sometimes I need a bit of a jolt to get my creative mind going. The jolt came from two different challenges—the Fusion Truck Bouquet (I used colors from the bouquet) with its counterpart card layout; and the Paper Players challenge #340 to use a vehicle on the card. Yes, a hot air  balloon is a vehicle—I looked it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Product List

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby

Card with sentiment, "Hello Baby," and stamped image of a baby sleeping on a half-moon. The primary color on the card is Flirty Flamingo.

This cute card for a baby girl was created with the Moon Baby stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping
After preparing my card stock cuts, I stamped the sleeping baby (with Basic Archival Black) in the center of one of the Whisper White panels. I used an aqua painter to add color—Daffodil Delight to the moon and star; Flirty Flamingo for to the baby’s onesie; and a little Blushing Bride to the baby’s face. When the moon and star were completely dry, I brushed on Wink of Stella to add a bit of glitter to the design. The sentiment, “Hello Baby,” was stamped with the black ink on the scrap of Flirty Flamingo card stock.

Die Cuts
The Layering Circle framelits dies were used to cut out the Moon Baby and the scalloped frame from the 3-1/2″ square of Flirty Flamingo.

Assembly
The DSP panel was adhered to the Whisper White panel (the panel with the hole from the previous die cut); and then that unit was adhered to the card front. The circle with the Moon Baby was adhered to the Flirty Flamingo scalloped circle, and then this unit was attached to the card front using dimensionals. The bow was attached with glue dots and the sentiment was attached using dimensionals.

A piece of Washi Tape was placed across the bottom of the interior of the message panel which was then added to the card.


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Stampin’ Up! Supply List

Card stock Cuts
  • Flirty Flamingo: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored on line side at 5-1/2″; 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for scalloped circle die cut; and a scrap for sentiment
  • Whisper White: 2 panels 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • 2016-2018 In Color DSP: panel 3-3/4″ x 5″

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You #3

Here is another card similar to the Beautiful You card (#2) that I posted a few days ago. The main difference is that this card has a softer look because of its rounded corners. The Reverse Punch (corner rounder) on the Envelope Punch Board was used to round the four corners of the scored and folded base card as well as the Whisper White panel.


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Stampin’ Up! Supply List

Card stock Cuts
  • Rich Razzleberry: Card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored on the long side at 5-1/2″; and a small piece about 3-1/2″ x 4″ for scalloped oval frame
  • Blooms & Bliss DSP: a panel 5-1/4″ x 4″ for front; and a strip 5-1/4″ x 1″ for decorating the bottom of the interior whisper White panel
  • Sweet Sugarplum: small piece about 3-1/2″ x 4″ for stamping and cutting with oval die.
  • Whisper White: a panel 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the interior message

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Sympathy Card

Layered card with Garden Green card base; Cumber Crush framing; Garden green sponged over embossed Petals Burst on Whisper White; Affectionately Yours designer series paper; yellow ribbon; and coral rectangle with rose embossed with clear power over the coral ink.This sympathy card was designed using the Birthday Blooms stamp set by Stampin’ Up!.

My general modus operandi is to use monochromatic, subtle, and muted colors. However, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and accept the Color Throwdown #438 calling for coral, yellow, leaf green, and white. The basic format of the card was inspired by MoJo Monday #492.

Color Throwdown image showing coral, yellow, leaf green, and white.Mojo challenge sketch

Supplies for my card are listed below.


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Stampin’ Up! Supply List

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Floral Phrases Thank You Card

Thank you card with flowers cut from Very Vanilla card stock to allow the Perfect Plum card stock to show through.One of my very favorite bundles in the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog is Floral Phrases. There are wonderful sentiments as well as delightful delicate Detailed Floral thinlits dies. So…. once again I’ve turned to it to make a card for a very special gal.

The first image above shows the placement of the Detailed Floral thinlits dies on the Very Vanilla card stock panel, and the second image shows the Very Vanilla panel adhered to the Perfect Plum card stock panel.

The card is finished with the sentiment, stamped in Perfect Plum, and embellished with Elegant Eggplant baker’s twine.

Completed card front with sentiment, "A special note of thanks to you...," and Elegant Eggplant baker's twine.


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Supply List

Card stock Cuts
  • Sahara Sand: card base cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored on the long edge at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla: 2 panels each 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Perfect Plum: 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture Sympathy Card

Sympathy card featuring a Perfect Plum colored flower and a Mint Macaron colored dragonfly.This sympathy card created with the Touches Texture stamp set was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #283.

Sketch of a card with a curved piece near the bottom of the front of the card.

 


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Stampin’ Up! Supply List

Card stock Cuts
  • Sahara Sand: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored on the long side at 5-1/2″; and panel 4-1/4″ x 2″
  •  Mint Macaron: framing panel 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla: one panel 4″ x 5-1/4″ and another 3-3/4″ x 5″

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Nailed It #2

Finished front with "Happy Father's Day" on Very Vanilla card stock and "POP" cut using the Large Letter framlits.This father’s day card was created using the Nailed It bundle and the Large Letters framelits dies from Stampin’ Up.

I began with a piece of Delightful Dijon for the card base. Elements on the front of the card were created using Urban Underground designer series paper (DSP) and Urban Underground Washi Tape. The Large Letters framelits were used to cut the three letters in “POP.” Finally, I used the Urban Underground embellishments to the upper left of the card.


April 1 – 30 Host Code: GDDDXKEJ

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Stampin’ Up! Supply List

Card stock Cuts

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You #2

It is wonderful that Stampin’ Up! will carry the Beautiful You stamp set into their 2017-2018 annual catalog. The stamp set is absolutely enchanting! Tomorrow, I’ll be posted another card using the Beautiful You stamp set with a design similar to this card.

Rich Razzleberry was used to stamp the front and interior of the card.


April 1 – 30 Host Code: GDDDXKEJ

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog (as long as the item is still available). Please see my Rewards page for full details.





Stampin’ Up Supply List

Card stock Cuts
  • Rich Razzleberry: Card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored on the long side at 5-1/2″; and a small piece about 3-1/2″ x 4″ for scalloped oval frame
  • Blooms & Bliss DSP: a panel 5-1/4″ x 4″ for front; and a strip 5-1/4″ x 1″ for decorating the bottom of the interior whisper White panel
  • Sweet Sugarplum: small piece about 3-1/2″ x 4″ for stamping and cutting with oval die.
  • Whisper White: a panel 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the interior message

"The Sun Is Setting" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Stampin’ Up! Blooms & Wishes

Image of card front with flowers, ribbon, and framed oval in the center with the sentiment, "I Would Be Lost Without You"Sometimes it is fun to create your own designer series paper. In this case I used flower and leaf stamps from the Blooms & Wishes photopolymer stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

First cut papers per dimensions that are posted following the supply list.

On a panel of Whisper White use flowers and leaves from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set and stamp randomly about the panel to create a unique designer series paper. For the flowers I used Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamped off before stamping the pane. The leaves were stamped in Mint Macaron. The message panel was stamped with a flower in Sweet Sugarplum.

Illustration of rounding corners using the "Reverse Punch" of the Envelope Punch BoardRounding Corners

Using the Reverse Punch (corner rounding) on the Envelope Punch Board, round the four corners of the scored and folded base card and each of the Whisper White panels.

 

Layering ovals were used to create the the cut out shape in the center of the newly created designer series panel.

 

The ribbon was tied around before the designer series panel was adhered to the card base.


April 1 – 30 Host Code: GDDDXKEJ

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog (as long as the item is still available). Please see my Rewards page for full details.


 

 



Product List


Card Stock Cuts

  • Sweet Sugarplum: card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored on the long side at 4-1/”
  • Whisper White: 2 pieces 5-1/4″ x 4″ for front and message panels; & a scrap about 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ for printing sentiment
  • Blooms & Bliss DSP: 1 piece about 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4 to frame the center oval

"Retiring Products" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.