A Baby Bunny for SSC224

Sunday Stamps Challenge 224 calls for any shape tag within a sketch challenge. I need a couple of baby boy cards and decided to use the Welcome Easter cling stamp set, available now in the January 2020 mini-catalog.

First, here’s my card:

Second, here’s the challenge banner:

Third, here’s the absolutely adorable stamp set:

WELCOME EASTER CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

Oh My Glory, Cuteness Abounds!

This was one of my must have stamp sets from the mini-catalog. Too many times I’ve waited too long and then missed the opportunity when a product went out of stock. Not this time. However, I haven’t used it until now. After this card, I see many, many baby and Easter cards being made.

First, I stamped the bunny on Whisper White cardstock. Before I colored the bunny, I used first and second generation stamping in Old Olive for the grass. I also use Old Olive for the sweet greeting. Don’t you just love the heart coming off the “welcome”? After cropping these stamped images using the Stitched Shapes dies,

Since I wanted to keep the card as clean as possible, I used the bullet end of the Old Olive Stamping Write Marker to stitch in the ditch of the circle and rectangle. Then I couldn’t resist using the cute little bee from the Welcome Easter stamp set as an accent on the bunny circle.

I thoroughly enjoyed coloring the bunny using the Dark Petal Pink and Crumb Cake combo blends. Dark Petal Pink gives the ears, nose, and feet a pop of color. The light Crumb Cake blend provided the lighter color for the chest patch., while the dark Crumb Cake blend colored in the rest of the bunny.

Since I wanted a wide tag, I cut it about 2.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches long. This wide piece wouldn’t fit in any of the tag punches, so I created my own chevron using the trimmer.

Pulling It Together

I wanted some texture for the background of the card, so I grabbed the leaves 3D embossing folder and ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot.

Originally, I dry-fit a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock for the card base. Then, I decided I needed to pull in the Old Olive, hence the choice for the base.

I used dimensionals to pop up the tag banner. For the sentiment tag, I used one dimensional in the top, right corner and liquid adhesive for the rest of the tag. Dimensionals are also on the left side of the bunny circle, with liquid adhesive on the right.

I stamped “for you” “little one” on the inside along with two little bees on diagonal corners of the inside sentiment.

When looking at the front of the card, I knew I needed to do a little something. So, I grabbed my 2019 – 2021 In Color faceted dots and used three of the medium ones in a triangle pattern on the banner.

Finally, I put a gingham piece of the Seaside Spray DSP on the envelope flap, then stamped and colored the bunny on the front. Then, I was done with this coordinated set.

So stinking cute!

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Coordinations for Sale-a-Bration pre-order has started!!

Coordinations for Sale-a-Bration started!!

My pre-order was waiting for me when I got back from D.C. last week. Another teacher and I took 12 juniors and seniors to D.C. for 4 nights/5 days. A great time was had by all! But my happy mail was waiting for me, and it was one of my smile inducing welcome homes!

Don’t do what I have done, and put off ordering my wish list. I seem to miss out because when these items run out, they are gone!

Just look at these amazing and must-haves!

Again, thank you for stopping by today! Please feel free to make my day and leave a comment.

Golden Honey, Bermuda Bay, and Sunday Stamps

Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge

I’ve recently discovered the Sunday Stamps Challenge, and have been enjoying playing with it. This week’s sketch provided an opportunity for me to use the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s the card I created:

Bermuda Bay and Golden Honey

For this challenge, I again chose to use the floral black and white DSP pattern. The first card I created used So Saffron for the accent color and you can see that card here. This DSP can be earned FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Yes, FREE!

This time, I chose to use Bermuda Bay for the coordinating color, which would create a much bolder statement than So Saffron. This color combination has always been beautiful, and the DSP just enhances that beauty. I tried coloring each of the flowers with the Bermuda Bay Blends combo, but it was not working out. Therefore, I used the Stamping Marker instead. I colored each flower on the DSP, the stamped ones for the focal circle, and the two stamped flowers on the front of the envelope.

The Brights DSP provided the color for the three banners. I thought the script pattern would be the most subtle pattern on the floral DSP. When I tried to dry-fit the banners, I decided that I needed to create an outline without adding more bulk. Therefore, I used my Basic Black Stamping marker to outline each of the banners. These outlines created just enough of a separation to make the banners stand out.

In addition, I needed the focal circle to stand out, so I outlined that as well. Again, it’s just a subtle way to make the Stitched Shapes circle stand out, as did the dimensionals that pop it up.

The challenge sketch had some twine on the right-hand side of the card. I’d already earned the Metallic Baker’s Twine FREE with my qualifying purchase. Yes, FREE! Happily, I use this Bermuda Bay twine with Bermuda Bay metallic thread. The metallic thread adds just a hint of bling, which is so pretty.

Putting It Together

My favorite adhesive, the TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, allowed me to cleanly attached the DSP to the black mat and to the Bermuda Bay card base. I also adhered the stamped and colored flowers using the TomBow.

The focal circle and the sentiment banner are popped up on dimensionals. I really like the depth these dimensionals create.

After I had everything in place, I thought I was done. I kept staring at the card trying to figure out why I thought something was missing. I left the card, and my blue (read: crafting) room for a few hours. When I came back to the card, I realized what I missed: pearls! There are four pearls in the cneter of the flowers. Since I needed to use an odd number of pearls, I decided to place one at the bottom of the sentiment banner.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Sale-a-Bration and the Mini-Catalog are Here!

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the Sale-a-Bration items are must haves!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order. Stamping Rewards = FREE PRODUCT!

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  DANAAUNT, when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

Just look at these amazing products:

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Nature’s Roots for Sunday Stamps

I needed to create a sympathy card for a good friend whose father passed away suddenly a few days ago. Those cards are never easy to create, but Sunday Stamps color challenge gave me a neutral color palette and the Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature’s Roots die set gave me the inspiration.

Here’s the challenge banner for this week’s challenge, SSC221:

Here’s my card:

SSC221 – Stay Neutral

The challenge required at least three of the neutral colors to be used. I could add in another color as long as the focal images were neutrals. I used Basic Black for the first mat and the sentiment. The background trees were stamped in Smoky Slate on Whisper White. I stamped the tree on Basic Grey using Versamark, then embossed the image with white embossing powder. The mat for the sentiment is also Basic Grey. Since I used four of the neutral colors I could add another color.

I love the In Color 2019 – 2020 of Seaside Spray. Love. It’s one of my favorite blues ever, and it pairs so well with this neutral color palette. Therefore, I used Seaside Spray for the base of the card and the sentiment layer, and the stunning ribbon from the holiday catalog. I ordered two extra rolls of it before Christmas and still have enough to use for quite a while, even though it retires at 2:00 AM ET.

I cropped both sentiment layers using one of my favorite die sets, the Rectangle Stitched framelits. The stitching gives such a finished and professional look to any paper cropped with them. They have become my go-to dies. I especially love to use them to crop out the centers of mats to save on cardstock and also lighten the card just a smidge.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Sale-a-Bration is Almost Here!

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the Sale-a-Bration items are must haves!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order.

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  DANAAUNT, when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

The theme for the Paper Pumpkin in January, 2020 is “I’ll Bee Yours” and is available to order between now and January 10, 2020. Here’s a sneak peek:

The adorable bee coordinates with a Honey Bee stamp set and dies, which are available on January 2nd!

Sale-a-Bration starts in just a few days! I’ve been able to pre-order and have already earned The Gang’s All Meer stamp set, the Golden Honey DSP, and the metallic ribbon and sequins. Woo-Hoo! Images for each follow:

The Gang’s all Meer, free with a $50 order!
Golden Honey DSP, free during SAB with a $50 order!

Supplies Used

Rooted in Nature stamp set, item # 146482

Nature’s Roots die set, item # 146341

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Basic Black cardstock, item # 121045

Basic Gray cardstock, item # 121044

Seaside Spray cardstock, item # 150883

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 147110

Smokey Slate ink pad, item # 147113

Versamark Pad, item # 102283

Embossing Buddy, item # 103083

Heat Tool, item # 129053

White embossing powder, item # 109132

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

Again, thank you for stopping by today!

Sunday Stamps 218 Meets #GDP217

Daisy Lane Bundle

Sometimes a card just comes together in a flash. This card did just that. Global Design Project # 217’s color challenge for this week consists of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, and Crumb Cake. I had no idea what I could or would create. Then, I checked the Sunday Stamps challenge, and it all came together quickly.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Sunday Stamps 218

Once I saw the circles on the sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to use to meet the sketch requirement. Daisies. Three daisies. Three Flirty Flamingo daisies.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the daisies in Flirty Flamingo on the matching cardstock. The Stamparatus makes it so completely easy to stamp layers of ink perfectly aligned. Since I wanted something different, I grabbed the Flirty Flamingo DSP from the Brights 6 x 6 DSP and again used my Stamparatus. Then, all I had to do was use the large and small daisy punches to crop the flower parts. There’s one dimensional between the two layers of each of the daisies.

For the base, I layered Mossy Meadow on the bottom and Crumb Cake in the middle. The top layer had to be Whisper White in order for the daisies to pop.

In order to get the Mossy Meadow ferns, from the Daisy Lane stamp set, in the right places on the white, I needed to dry fit the flowers. Then it was a matter of figuring out where I wanted the ferns, stamp, dry fit again, and repeat.

Finishing Up

I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White. Then, I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to crop both the sentiment and the mat under it. The only two places I used the Crumb Cake are the middle base layer and the sentiment mat layer. However, I met the challenge.

After taking pictures for this post, I decided I needed some bling. Therefore, I added a small and large clear faceted gem to the center of two of the daisies. I feel like I should add another gem, but can figure out where to put it, so I guess I am done.

I stamped the small full daisy on the front of the envelope. Another DSP print, and the script is my favorite pattern, for the envelope flap.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my cards.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the new Stamping Trimmer is now available!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

Supplies Used

Daisy Lane stamp set, item # 149325

Daisy punch, item # 143713

Medium Daisy punch, item # 149517

Brights 6′ x 6″ DSP, item # 149613

Flirty Flamingo cardstock, item # 141416

Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953

Mossy Meadow cardstock, item # 133676

(OR Neutrals cardstock pack, item # 146977

Whisper White cardstock, 100730

Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, item # 147052

Mossy Meadow stamp pad, item # 147111

Stitched Rectangles die set, item # 148551

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-dimensionals, item # 144108

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order.

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  49KJF94R when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

Contact me to subscribe, or order, January’s Paper Pumpkin kit! Doesn’t the floral design just scream “spring is coming”?

Feels Like Frost for Sunday Stamps 216

Feels Like Frost DSP is Spectacular!

When I first saw this DSP in the holiday catalog, I thought it was beautiful, so I put it in my first pre-order.  When the UPS truck delivered my order, this DSP was the first thing I opened.  I don’t have enough superlative words to describe this DSP, other than to say it’s one of my most favorite DSP in the 4+ years I have been a demonstrator.  Hands down, one of the top 5 in my 4+ years.

I’ve already created a card for a Color Throwdown challenge and you can see that card here.  This card for Sunday Stamps Challenge is just the second of many Christmas cards for this year.

Here’s the Sunday Stamps Challenge banner:

Here’s the card I created:

 

 

The combination of the sketch and the Feels Like Frost DSP is simply stunning, at least I think so.

Clean, Simple, and Beautiful

The DSP does all the work here.  Using the colors from the paper, Night of Navy and Seaside Spray, I was able to create a double-matted card.  I had to do some measuring for the DSP in order to get the right width for the coordinating Seaside Spray metallic ribbon, which is gorgeous as well.  Once I finished the paper and ribbon part, I stamped the sentiment from the retired Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  I then used clear embossing powder on the sentiment, cropped both ovals from the Stitched Shapes die set and layered them.  Stamping dimensionals gave me the pop and height I wanted.  

At first, I thought I’d finished this card.  Then I realized I needed some more sparkle, so I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella.  I very carefully used the Wink of Stella on both ovals between the stitched ditch and the outer border.  Last night I thought I’d finished the card, and even took the photos for this blog post. Tonight I decided I needed to add some of the snowflake sequins to the sentiment ovals.  Once I’d finished that, I decided that, since I want a clean and simple card, I’d finished. 

As always, adding coordinating DSP to the envelope flap completed this card set.

Easy peasy.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.  

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order.

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  49KJF94R when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.  

Supplies

Stitched Shapes Dies, item # 

Feels Like Frost Speciality DSP, item # 150444

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Seaside Spray cardstock, item #  150883

Night of Navy cardstock, item #  100867

Night of Navy ink pad, item # 147110

Embossing Buddy, item # 103083

Clear Embossing powder, item # 109130

Snowflake Sequins, item # 150443

Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, item # 150446

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301

Stamping Dimensionals, item #  104430

Tombow Liquid Adhesive (my fav!!), item # 110755

Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  I recieved my October Paper Pumpkin card kit on Friday!!   The November kit will be the coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the November kit, you will need to sign up by November 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well:    https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155072