Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cheers to Time for Tea Bundle!

Hi!  Today, I have a couple cards to share that I made with the Time for Tea Bundle and the Delicate Lace Edgelits.  Here's a photo as I was designing the cards:


I started by embossing a die from the Delicate Lace Edgelits onto a Tranquil Tide card base.  The Big Shot Embossing Mats make this so easy to do!  

I found the designer paper in the background as I was cleaning out my stamping supplies -- it is from a retired kit, and I thought it coordinated so well with the Time for Tea images, I just had to use it!

Here's how the cards turned out:



And, here's a closer look at the embossing on each card:





Hope you like these!  I'm looking forward to creating more cards with the  Time for Tea Bundle and the Delicate Lace Edgelits!  How about you? 

Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Varied Vases Thanks!

Happy Wednesday!  Sharing a fun thank you card today that I made with some of my favorite new products from the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Catalog:


The card base is Whisper White Thick Card Stock, with a layer of the new Granny Apple Green on top of that.  The strip at the bottom is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It actually has some stitches along the top of it, created using a die from the Stitched Label Framelits, which is also what I used to cut the fancy white label behind the flowers and vase and the piece for the greeting.  The flowers and vase were created with the Varied Vases Photopolymer Bundle.  Flowers are Lovely Lipstick, and vase is Gorgeous Grape.  Here's a closer view:


Pearls on the vase are from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearl set.  I added a drop of fine tip glue in the flower center for a bit of dimension there.  Bow is Whisper White and Basic Black Baker's Twine (retired).

Thanks for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SUper Friends New Catalog Clean and Simple Swap Cards

 Hi!  School is out now, and some of my SUper Friends group and I were able to gather last week for a fabulous time of catching up, talking about the new Stampin' Up! catalog, and swapping!  Our theme for this swap was clean and simple cards using products in the new catalog.

Connie M. created her gorgeous card using the Love What You Do stamp set, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, and Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:



Nancy also chose products from the Share What You Love Suite for her beautiful creation.  She used the  Love What You Do stamp setShare What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, along with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:


Connie S. created this stunning note card, using the Crafting Forever Stamp Set, with the pen images colored with Stampin' Blends:


Connie S. also created a bonus Twist Gate Fold card, using the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper:




Margery's sweet creation is made with the Bubble Over stamp set and coordinating Bottles and Bubbles Framelits:


Margery also created this magical Bridge Fold Card, using the Magical Day stamp set and Silver Embossing Paste with the brick design from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks




Agnes created this perfectly-timed masculine card using the Apron of Love stamp set and coordinating Apron Builder Framelits:



I decided to create a card with the Rooted in Nature Bundle:



The focal image tree is first stamped in Mint Macaron, then branches were colored with a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker and darker foliage was added to the tree with some swipes of a Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker.  Here's a close up of that:


I've been playing around with the new embossing mats, so used one of the dies from the bundle to emboss a piece of Mint Macaron for the inside of the card:


I also created some "bonus" cards with some artsy pieces I'd made using Kim Jolley's Not Your Mother's Shaving Cream Technique and the Crafting Forever Stamp Set, colored with Stampin' Blends:





Hope you enjoyed these creations!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Share What You Love Make and Take

At our last SUper Friends demonstrator group gathering, in addition to our swap, we also created a quick and easy make and take using the stamps from the new Share What You Love Suite:


We stamped in Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive onto Whisper White Note Cards.  The greeting is on a piece cut with the Everyday Label Punch.

Here's another version, with a little bit more stamping off of the ink colors for an even softer look:



You can order the stamps and other products from this early release suite in my online store here.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Friday, May 18, 2018

SUper Friends April Fancy Fold Swap Cards

Greetings!   The SUper Friends met and swapped last month, and our swap theme was fancy fold cards.  The creations were gorgeous, as usual, and amazingly enough, no one picked the same fancy fold to make!

Jana created this elegant gate fold card with a belly band, using new products from the Share What You Love Suite (available as a special new catalog early release):




Check out the beautifully colored flowers on the inside (turns out the Stampin' Blends work wonderfully on Crumb Cake, too):


Jana also made this adorable card with the Sweet Little Something set (her card from our CASE the Catalog swap):


Judy-Ann used the Petal Palette Bundle to create a beautiful pop out swing card!  Here it is closed:


And, here are several views of it open:




Such a fun, interactive design!  (If you'd like to create one of your own, here's a tutorial I found by Dawn Griffith for how to make these).

Judy also made bookmarks using the Share What You Love Suite and the new 2018-2020 In Colors:



Our newest SUper Friend member, Kate, created this wonderful center easel card:



Agnes created her fun, summery card with the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  Her card is a different style of gatefold, with openings that tuck under the focal image:



Nancy's creation is this fabulous tri-shutter card: 



And, I decided to try out an impossible card (found the tutorial for this here), featuring new products from the Share What You Love Suite:




We also had some fun cupcakes from a local store to celebrate quite a few birthdays in the group:


Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Monday, March 12, 2018

Magical Day 3D Castle Card

Hi!  Happy Monday!  Today, I'm sharing a fun castle card I created that pops up into a 3D castle, but can fold flat to go in the mail!  




Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Magical Day Bundle
Inks:  Tuxedo Memento Black, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, and Cherry Cobbler), Brusho 
Paper:  Going Gray, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Magical Day Bundle, Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, Silver Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Brights Enamel Shapes

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Basket of Wishes and Sunshine Cards from Sunday's Spring Card Class

Hi!  Apologies for the delay, but wanted to be sure to share the last two cards that we created at last Sunday's Spring Card Class!   

Here is a card we made with the stamps and embossing folder from the newly released Sale-a-Bration Level 2 Blossoming Basket Bundle:


We colored the flowers and basket with the Stampin' Blends.  You can't really see from the photo, but we also colored the large flower centers and the purple buds with Wink of Stella for some subtle sparkle!

And, last but not least, we created this card using the Waterfront Stamp Set and Brusho, which was inspired by the card in the upper left corner on page 49 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog:


The designer paper in the background of my card is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Paper.  For the die cut, class attendees had a choice of words from either the Sunshine Wishes Dies, which is what I used for the "sunshine" in my sample, or the Sale-a-Bration Level 2 Celebrate You Thinlits.  We die cut the words from So Saffron card stock, then colored with Stampin' Blends to create an ombre effect. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle