Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Butterfly Gala & Gingham

I'm hooked on the gorgeous colors in the new Gingham Designer Series Paper - Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon-Lime Twist, Balmy Blue & Highland Heather.  Such beautiful springtime hues!  I've been creating butterflies with these colors for days...


These cards are so much fun to make!  I used sponge daubers to add color to Whisper White cardstock scraps.  The color combinations are so beautiful...


By sponging the color onto the cardstock before stamping the butterflies, the black ink stays bright and sharp.



A bowl of butterflies ready to add to cards!


The designer paper on each card is 2-1/2" x 5-1/2".


I used the sentiment from Humming Along to stamp a stack of Get Well cards.  I never seem to have these on hand when I need them - problem solved!


The Gingham Gala sequins are self-adhesive.  Love this idea!

Did you know?

Adding embellishments like sequins in odd-numbered groupings (3,5 or 7) is more visually interesting than using even-numbered groupings.






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The Gingham Designer Series Paper is going to make beautiful Easter cards.  I have so many ideas for these papers!


Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Pat

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sneak Peek - My First Share from the 2019 Occasions Catalog!

I love creating cards & gift packaging for Christmas, but I'm ready to move on to something different!  The 2019 Occasions catalog has so many gorgeous new products, not to mention the Sale-a-Bration offerings (squeal of delight!)  Here's my first card using one of the new stamp sets:


The stamp set is called Humming Along - available January 3.  There is a gorgeous hummingbird in this set too - hence the name.  I colored the image with my Stampin' Blends.


The "Thank you" was stamped using 2 different techniques - masking and the hinge-step Stamparatus technique. It's much simpler than it sounds!  First, stamp the flower image in Memento Tuxedo Black on your card front.  Then stamp it a second time on a large Post-It note and fussy-cut it out.  Place the Post-It over the stamped image on the card front - you've just created the mask.

Now, place the card front on the Stamparatus.  Secure it in place with a magnet.  Place the "Thank you" where you would like the first image stamped (near the top of the card).  Stamp it, then lift the Stamparatus plate and move it down one notch on the hinges.  Stamp again.  Repeat until you have stamped it 4 times.  Remove the mask from the hibiscus image and color with your Stampin' Blends.  That's it - you're ready to mount it on your card base!


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Monday, December 17, 2018

Ghiradelli Matchbook Favors

It's not too late to make some cute favors and/or gifts for a special co-worker, neighbor, helper or friend.  These quick and easy treat holders are always appreciated!  Give them individually, or group a few in a clear treat bag tied with a pretty bow - they'll think of you all year long!


 These are fun to make and you can create a bunch in no time at all!


They fit a Ghiradelli square perfectly.  It's held in place with a single glue dot.  Love the festive wrapper on these!


Here's the simple recipe:  Cut cardstock 7-3/4" x 2-1/4".  Score the long side at 3/4", 4-1/4" & 4-1/2".
Designer paper for the front is 3-1/4" x 2".  Round the 2 front corners that tuck under the 3/4" flap.  Use a single staple in the center of the 3/4" flap and cover it with a piece of coordinating washi tape.  Decorate the front by stamping a greeting and cutting it with the 1-7/8" stitched shape circle framelit.  Mount it on a 2" cardstock circle.


This is a great project to use up your designer paper scraps.  Did you know that each package of Stampin' Up designer paper lists the coordinating colors on the package insert?  No guesswork to find coordinating cardstocks!  Here are the products that I used to create these treat holders:

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