Why don’t I do this more often?!! I’m talking about CASE-ing the catalog. I’ve been wanting to play around with my new stamp set, So Many Shells, so I went to page 38 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
Well, not a big surprise, but I can’t find my Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!! It’s here somewhere! So I made a card instead, & LOVE IT! What do you think?
I just love 2-step stampin’! And I love that new Ombre Ribbon!! Supplies listed at the bottom of this post.
For more great ideas from the catalog, head over to the SSINK PAGE!
Today we have a fun Technique Challenge for you!! Stampin’ Up! recently added Glossy Cardstock to the catalog, so we decided on a challenge that uses it. It was easy & fun & the results are so pretty!! I think you’re okay without the gloves.
Here’s what I made…another Mermaid Card!!
Isn’t it gorgeous?!! And every card is unique!
I had to fussy cut the mermaid, which wasn’t too bad. But here’s another card where I avoided the cutting!
I still really like it. What do you think? Fussy cut or no?? For my club members… let me know which one you’d like to make! We just might have to try out this technique!
That glittery star is a new accessory: 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes. There are little stars, flowers, hearts, & arrows. Really fun!
Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team has done for this challenge! CLICK HERE to check out their creations!
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!
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
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!)
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.
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.
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!
When the retiring list came out, I was so relieved to see that Lovely As a Tree is still with us! Such a beautiful & versatile stamp set! The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Masculine Cards today, and I reached for this set to make my card.
I used our new In Color, Tranquil Tide, for this card & I stamped off the background image first to make it a bit lighter. This is supposed to be a masculine card, but I pulled the sentiment from Beautiful You, a very girly stamp set. I think it works just fine.
Here’s a similar card without the stamping off.
Which one do you like best? I can’t decide. But I do know I love that tree!