#GDP097 Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I’m playing along with the Global Design Project today (#GDP097).  Don’t you love these colors together?!

Here’s my card:

This is the first time I used this set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I just love the images!  This idea was CASED from Mary Anderson.  I’m not sure if she has a blog, but she should!!  Click HERE for her Pinterest Page.

To make this card, I decided on a sentiment and circle I was cutting out.  I used a circle 1 size smaller for a mask, then just stamped around the circle.  And take a look at the Classic Weave Ribbon.  It’s so pretty & rich looking!!

The sentiment is from Better Together.  Perfect for birthday, wedding, or any congratulations card.

Would you like to make this card with me?  Now’s your chance!  July Cards, Etc. Class will be offered 2 different dates:

  • Saturday, July 29th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, July 31st at 10 am
  • $10 or FREE with your $20 order

There’s no “etc”, this month, just 4 pretty cards.  RSVP ASAP to hold your spot in class!

Thanks for stopping by today!

#SSINK Favorite Suite

Stampin’ Up! has a selection of beautiful new Suites in the new catalog.  Today I want to focus on the Eastern Palace Suite.  My favorite thing about this is the set of Thinlits Dies!  So many different shapes & designs in that package!!

Here’s a card I want to show you… It’s a Fun Fold with a Flap Closure!  Found the idea for this cute card from BJ Peters.  Thanks, BJ, for the fold idea!

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Eastern Beauty
  • Ink:  Fresh Fig
  • Paper:  Soft Sky (4 1/4 X 9 5/8 base, scored at 4 1/4), Whisper White (Cut 1 for inside 4 X 4 and the other 3 3/4 X 3 3/4),  Fresh Fig (4 X 4), Soft Sky Flap (1 1/4 X 8 1/2, scored at 3 3/4), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, In Color Bitty Bows

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now go over the the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriration Page to see what their Favorite Suites are!

 

SSINK Cool Treats For the Kids

What kid doesn’t like ice cream? Actually, what adult doesn’t love it, too?!!  At my Open House for the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog recently, I had an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. I made my own Hot Fudge for the event! Yummers!!!
I’ll leave you with the recipe at the end of the post.

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on KIDS today! So I made an Ice Cream Card:

I just love these colors!  This time I chose the colors from the Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic DSP.  Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Soft Sky.

Here’s the details:

  • Stamps:  Cool Treats
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Paper:  Emerald Envy (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Soft Sky (5 X 3 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wink of Stella (see sparkles below!)

Cheryl’s Hot Fudge Sauce

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 cup whipping cream

1 tsp. vanilla

Melt chocolate in double  boiler.  Add butter, cocoa, & sugar.  Cook 10 minutes.  Whisk in cream & cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly.  Slowly add vanilla.

Best served while admiring a beautiful card you just finished up!  Enjoy!

Now head over to the SSINK page to see other ideas FOR THE KIDS!

#SSINK: Case the DT: Me!!

Today I’m excited to be CASE-ee!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team will be CASEing my cards!  Can’t wait to see what they do!

I didn’t want to miss out on the fun, so I’m CASEing myself!  It’s funny, because in this previous post I was CASEing Darla Roberts!  I went back to this post because I like this simple design and the way it showcases pretty Designer Series Papers!

Here’s what I made for today’s post:

Love these colors!!  The Designer Series Paper is Whole Lot of Lovely & it’s gorgeous, don’t you agree?!!  The background texture is called Sparkle.

Be the Good.  Love that.  That sentiment is from So Many Shells!

Here’s a little different look.  The background texture here is Garden Trellis.  Which one do you like better?

Be sure & check out what the other designers have CASED from me!!  I can’t wait to take a look!

ICS Blog Hop… Introducing 2017 – 2019 In Colors!

The more I use these new In Colors, the more I just LOVE THEM!!

I was asked by my BFF Susie (my Honolulu buddy from single days…) to make a special card for her friend who was retiring from teaching.  Special card makes me think:  Card in a Box!

Aren’t those colors gorgeous?!!  And I thought the chair & drink were the quintessential “retirement”!  The beautiful Designer Series Paper is called Naturally Eclectic.  I paired it with the In Color Designer Series Paper called Fresh Florals.

The sentiments from Wild About Flowers mainly focus on retirement.  Notice how the word retirement is 2-toned.  That was simple to do because the word retirement is a separate stamp.  I stamped it in Lemon Lime Twist, then just dipped the bottom in Fresh Fig.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Hope you’re inspired to play around with some of the great new In Colors!  Be sure & continue the HOP for more 2017-2019 In Color Ideas!

Next be sure & continue on the blog hop to see more In Color ideas!

Audra Monk is next up!

SSINK Favorite DSP: Delightful Daisy

I just love the new Designer Series Paper Delightful Daisy!  A big variety of beautiful papers!!  And then there’s the Daisy Punch.  I know I’ll get tons of use out of that!

I made a Card in a Box to show off the daisies!  This card folds flat for mailing & is sure to put a big smile on the face of whoever opens it up!  The colors are Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, & Daffodil Delight.

Here’s a close up so that you can better see the Daisy Delight stamp and that gorgeous embellishment, Faceted Gems!  These come in clear or gold.

I’m entering my card into a challenge called HSS Inspiration Challenge 266

Here’s a card I made that showcases this pretty paper:

My favorite piece of this Designer Series Paper is that gorgeous pink/green piece you can see in the top left!!

This card layout is perfect for using up small pieces of your DSP!  I’ll post the dimensions here.

  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight
  • Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral
  • Paper:  Calypso Coral (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), DSP pieces (3 1/8 X 1 3/4 & 1/3/4 squares)  DSP means Designer Series Paper!
  • Accessories:  Daisy Punch, Faceted Gems
  • Hints:  Use your bone folder to curve the petals of the daisy to add a little dimension!

 

If you love these Card in a Boxes like I do, look for more in the Categories area on the right side of my blog.

Be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team gals have selected for their favorite Designer Series Paper!

June Cards, Etc. Class

Time for another Cards, Etc. Class!  I think you’ll love this month’s projects!

We’ll make 3 cards and a Scalloped Tag Topper Bag.  It’s the size of a mini candy bar.  You’ll LOVE that new shimmer ribbon when you see it in person!

Here’s another picture of the bag using some retired paper:

Hurry & sign up to hold your place in class!

2 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, June 24th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, June 26th at 10 am
  • 1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

Thanks for stopping by… Hope you get a chance to join us in this fun class!

And don’t forget the Maui Big Shots! are having a BLOWOUT CRAFT SALE this Sunday, June 25th from 12 noon – 2pm!!  10 demonstrators are selling their treasures!!  Also at my house in Haiku.

Window Box Peek-a-Boo Birthday Card

It’s birthday time for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!  This card features the new In Colors in a big way!

CASEed this beautiful card from Mary Alice Bellis, who makes some gorgeous cards, by the way!  This card was just what I was looking for to add to my In Color Club samples for June!

I just used my sponge daubers to add some color behind the cut out part.  Each card is unique & so pretty!

There’s still time to join my In Color Club!  $40/month & you’ll receive all the In Color supplies for that month plus 4 cards to give you lots of ideas!  I’d love to have you join even if you’re not on Maui!  I’ll send you a different set of colors each month.  I’ll have you pay postage please (around $7).  The club lasts just 5 months… 1 month for each In Color.

Be sure & check out what other BIRTHDAY IDEAS the other SSINK gals have for you!

Going Eclectic for SSINKCS46

Here’s the SSINK Card Sketch 46 for June.  I love how these sketches make me come up with my own design, instead of just searching Pinterest (although I do love Pinterest!).

I could have stamped some splotches on the upper left, but I decided to try out my new Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  Absolutely LOVE these!!

Here’s what I came up with:

Isn’t that cutout fun!!  And I could use the little diamond shapes for a shaker card!  The ribbon is Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon (1/2″) and it’s really soft & easy to work with.

Here’s a tip for stamping clear images when you’re using tiny fonts:  I tried stamping the sentiment using my Fresh Fig Ink Pad, but it was very “juicy” and kept filling in the l’s and o’s.  Then I tried just using the brush side of my Fresh Fig marker and it worked perfectly!

You’ll find all the supplies at the bottom of this post.  Who else loves these thinlits dies?!!  This will be one of the cards we’ll be making for the July In Color Club where the starring color will be…FRESH FIG!  The club members will be receiving everything Fresh Fig in July… Cardstock, Ink Pad, refill, ribbon, marker, and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack!  Plus bows & glitter shapes just for signing up!

Would you like to join us?  There’s still time!  It’s a 5 month club where we focus on 1 In Color each month.  For $40/month, you’ll have ALL THE IN COLOR SUPPLIES by October!  If you can’t attend the club meetings, I’ll make up the cards for you & send them over with your In Color items for the month.

Now go to the SSINK Card Challenge 46 to see other samples.  And just for fun, please enter our challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today!

ICS Blog Hop: It’s a Guy Thing!

Today’s theme for the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is “It’s a Guy Thing”.  Last week when I was sorting through my retired stamps, I was happy to see that Hardwood is still current!  That set has just been sitting there for some reason & I’m determined to get a lot of use out of it!

I just love these 2 colors together:  Soft Suede & Soft Sky!  The large Happy Birthday needed something in the background.  Gorgeous Grunge may be retired, but we still have Timeless Textures!  There are some beautiful patterns in there!

Is the torn edge out of style?  I don’t see it much, but I think it fits with this card.

I’m also linking this card to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #102!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure and follow along with the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for more masculine card ideas!  Next up is Audra Monk, the Crafty Yogi!