Trendy Tassles & Label Me Pretty

I was in Honolulu last weekend for a wedding and managed to squeeze in some shopping at Ala Moana with my BFF Susie.  We noticed tassles were everywhere!!  Dresses, jeans, purses, shoes, & jewelry!  How does Stampin’ Up! know this stuff??

Today I’m making a birthday card for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team where the focus is on…you guessed it!  Birthdays!

I’ll also be playing along with a Sketch Challenge from Global Design Project 086!

Here’s my card:

Can you tell I just opened my box of goodies from the brand new 2017-2018 Catalog?!!!  I noticed the Happy Birthday stamp from the Label Me Pretty set.  The best thing is that there’s a punch to match!!!  Love my punches!  Quick & easy!!

I think I like this one even better because of the Tranquil Tide Tassle from the Mini Tassles Assortment Set.  The main colors in this card are Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, & Emerald Envy & I really like how they go together!

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to pre-order new catalog items & play around with them before everyone else!!   These will be available to everyone when the new catalog goes live on June 1st!

Which card do you like best?  And who needs a new catalog?!!  Let me know & I’ll set one aside for you!

Now be sure & go see what else the SSINK Team has come up with for birthdays!

April Cards, Etc. Classes

My April Cards, Etc. Classes are right around the corner!  We’ll be making 4 projects, including these 2 cards:

This is a Double Gate Fold Card & it’s a great way to show off your Designer Series Paper!!  I’ll include detailed directions for you so that hopefully you can go home & make lots of these!  CLICK HERE to see directions to make this fun fold!

Here’s a simple, but beautiful card we’ll also be making:

I really like how these colors worked together!!  Wisteria Wonder & Pool Party.  For the sentiment I used Elegant Eggplant.

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases & Better Together
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant
  • Paper:  Wisteria Wonder (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4),  Pool Party (5 1/2 X 2 3/4), Very Vanilla (5 1/2 X 2 1/2)
  • Accessories:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Information on classes:

2 dates to choose from:

  • Monday, April 24 at 10am or
  • Saturday, April 29th at 2pm
  • You’ll make 4 projects
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order
  • RSVP to hold your spot in class

Thanks for stopping by… hope to see you at class!

SSINK Telescoping Cool Treats

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is featuring “Unusual Shaped Cards”.  I’ve made a Telescoping Birthday Card!

Isn’t that fun?!  I just love the whole Cool Treats Suite!  There’s a cute stamp set, Designer Series Paper, Framelits Dies, Sprinkes, & Washi Tape!  Take a close look at this paper:

See the shiny embossed popsicles?  This is what makes it a “Specialty Designer Series Paper”.  When the paper says specialty, the pack includes 2 very special sheets of paper in the pack that are shiny, embossed, & really pretty!  That’s why those Designer Series Papers cost $13 instead of $11.  Now you know!

Just for fun (and some great ideas!) check out what the other SSINK Team members have come up with for Unusual Shaped Cards!  

SSINK Birthday Balloons

I want to show you a birthday card I just came up with using colors I love together:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach.

I love all the fun embellishments in this card!  Here’s all the details:

  • Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:   Peekaboo Peach Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 3/4 X 5 1/8…FREE during Sale-A-Bration)
  • Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Balloon Framelits Dies

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Birthday Cards!  Be sure and CLICK HERE to see more great ideas!!

SSINKTC#42 Stained Glass Technique

This is the first time I’ve tried this technique & it’s so simple & fun!  It was difficult to capture in a photo!  Here’s what I came up with:

The Fairy Celebration was perfect for this technique because there’s a lot you can color!  You just emboss on vellum, then turn it over & color with markers.  I attached the vellum to a Whisper White piece the same size (3 X 4) and attached it with glue dots under the coloring or the sequins, so that you can’t see the dots.

The FREE silver ribbon from Sale-A-Bration went with it nicely!

Here’s a close up so that you can see the Stained Glass Technique a little better:

Be sure & check out the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team ideas!  And, just for fun, give it a try & enter our challenge!

February Cards, Etc. Class

I want to show you the projects we’ll be making in the February Cards, Etc. Classes.

Quite a variety!  A Masculine Card, Sympathy, All Occasion, and a gorgeous new box that I want you to try out.

The box is called Window Box and it’s the size of a large cupcake.  So pretty!!  There are so many ways you can embellish it and I’ll let you decide how you want to decorate it.  You’ll have different colors to choose from and a variety of ribbon.

There are 2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 pm or

Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 am

Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order.

My house:  1194 W. Kuiaha Road in Haiku, Maui

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

Beautiful You

I was on the fence about this set called Beautiful You, but not anymore!  There is so much you can do with the images, and it’s especially fun to watercolor, using our new watercolor pencils!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Beautiful You
  • Ink: Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper:  Smokey Slate (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Sweet Sugarplum (3 X 5 1/4), Bermuda Bay (1 X 5 1/4)
  • Accessories:  Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Wink of Stella, Layering Ovals Framelits, Happy Heart Embossing Folder

Before I go, I’ll show you the card I started out with.  Also fun, but a very different look.

Which card do you like best?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & put those Watercolor Pencils on your Wish List.  They’ve been so popular that we’re unable to order them right now.  I can contact you when they’re back on the order list.  Just let me know if you’re interested.

Sale-A-Bration Favorite!

There are so many great Sale-A-Bration Items, it was hard to choose a favorite!  I love the Delicate Details and Avant Garden, but my current favorite is Tasty Trucks!  Totally cute and fun to play around with!!

Stampin’ Up! has so many items that coordinate!  This cute Designer Series Paper is called Tasty Treats and the sentiment on the bottom is from Sprinkles of Life.

Here I made a similar card, but changed it into a Baby Card!

Isn’t that fun?!!  It started with a mistake where I smeared the ice cream cones & then had to cover them up with something…a kitty!  Mistakes often end up with cuter cards, don’t you think?!

The bad news is…you can’t buy this stamp set!

The good news is…you can get it for FREE!!

Just place any $50 order during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31st) and you get to select an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring their Favorite Sale-A-Bration Items today!!  Don’t miss it!  CLICK HERE to see more beautiful ideas for Sale-A-Bration!

#SSINKTC41: Technique Challenge: Bokeh

The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Technique Challenge that we hope you’ll try out:  Bokeh!

Here’s what I came up with:

 

For this card, I just masked the outer edges of the Whisper White to concentrate the color on the middle strip.  Then I just sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, & Pear Pizzazz, and then finally sponged little dots with Craft White.  Such a cool effect!!

Here’s a picture of a card & did a while back:

Give it a try and enter our challenge!  And be sure & check out the other beautiful ideas from the SSINK Team.

A Birthday Blog Hop!

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ Design Team is having a Birthday Hop!  As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 5 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

This card uses my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set…Avant Garden.  Best thing is…this set is FREE with any $50 order during Sale-A-Bration!  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Avant Garden
  • Ink:  Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral
  • Paper:  Whisper White Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Calypso Coral (5 1/4 X 3), Dapper Denim
  • Accessories:  Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Enamel Shapes

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp

2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper

3. Diana E. at Stampin’ Fun with Diana

4. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu

5. Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place

6. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl

7. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts

8. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink

9. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea

10. Darla R. at Stampin’ with Darla

11. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting

12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping

13. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc

14. Bree R. at Craft-somnia Momma

15. Tonya B. at Stampin’ with Tonya

16. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim