Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite card class......

Hi All,
I am so excited to share today's cards with you all.  Tomorrow I will be teaching a class showcasing all three of these cards. They are all made using the Stampin' Up  Eastern Palace Suite. The suite comes with a stamp set & die bundle, paper and embellishments that all coordinate perfectly. If fact that's what I like about & why I started using Stampin' Up products. I love how Stampin' Up has done all the work for me by coordinating all the products. Everything in the catalog that is one color matches everything else in the catalog that is that same color. Stampin' Up's 2017-2018 catalog has 13 new suites full of coordinating products making it super easy to create beautiful cards, home decor and more. Stampin' UP even has scrapbooking supplies that coordinate with their other products. Some of the embellishments they have this year are amazingly awesome too!!! Ok so on to these cards for the sunflower card I used Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist & Early Espresso cardstock. I have a Very Vanilla card base and sentiment flag. I used the Stampin' Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set in Early Espress for the sentiment.The stitched circle framelits for the center of the flower and Eastern Medallion to make the outside of the flower. For the leaves I used the leaves from the Flourish Thinlets. I used the Designer Series paper for the stem of the flower and for the background behind the sunflower. To embellish this card I used a gold vinyl sticker from the Eastern Palace Suite collection in the center of the flower and a small piece of the double stitched ribbon in Daffodil Delight on the stem. For the Enjoy Today card I used the Stampin' Up Eastern Beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion dies. I also used the layering circle framelits to make a perfect circle around the medallion. Another thing that Stampin' Up did to make their products easier to use,  I used Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla cardstock for the card base and layer. I used Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst inks, all are new 2017-2019 In Color inks, stamped randomly to make the patterned paper. This is a gate fold card with a belly band wrapped around and the medallion used to hold the card closed. I stamped the Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut it in half before adhering it to the card base. I attached the medallion diecut to the left side of the belly band with a glue dot and then placed the belly around the card I then put another glue dot on the right side of the medallion and once the belly band was in place I adhere the medallion to the right side of the belly band. It makes it easy to remove that way. For the last card I used the Stampin' Up Eastern beauty stamp set and Eastern Medallion dies. This time I simply layered the dies on Very Vanilla cardstock . I used Fresh Fig cardstock to make the mat that's under the Medallion die. I used Fresh Fig ink to stamp the sentiment  the little stamps and the edge of the insert in the middle of the larger medallion die. If you look close you will also see a small gold vinyl sticker and a rhinestone in the center of the middle medallion. Always need a little bling to complete a card. I will have a list at the end of this update so that all you have to do if you see an item you want is just click on the picture and it will take you right to my 24/7 online webstore. I'd love to earn your business so if you live in the USA & don't have a demonstrator I'd like to send you a 2017-2018 catalog. I'd be glad to answer any questions you have about the cards or about any of the products I used to make the cards. Please leave me a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Well that's about it for today.  Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web, Take care and until next time Happy Stampin'!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Country Livin' Father's Day card....

Hi All
Today I just want to say Happy Father's Day to my amazing husband. He has been a great dad to both of our sons as well as to all our fur babies. For today's card I broke out Stampin' Up's watercolor paper, Tranquil Tide new 2017-2019 In Color ink and Stampin' Up's Country Livin' stamp set. I also used Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sentiment. I used Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz inks on the card as well as a bit of glue from the fine tip glue pen to make the windows look like glass that may not show up in the picture. I distressed the edge of the watercolor paper with Crumb Cake ink on a sponge.  I chose burlap ribbon tied up with a tiny bit of the new copper trim. That copper trim is like ribbon but it can be shaped it's awesome. To finish the card I took two of the white perfect accent enamel dots and with a copper sharpie I colored them to match the copper ribbon. I have a confession the card base was to be just plain Tranquil Tide card stock but I accidentally set the corner of it in the Early Espresso ink pad I used for the sentiment so I just sent the rest of the edges in the ink pad and then I added a mat of Early Espresso cardstock to tie it all together.  I think it came out great and my husband love it too. I'll have a list at the end of this update so all you have to do is click on the picture of the item you like and it will take you right to my online 24/7 webstore. I'd love to earn your business so please let me know if you have any questions or problems or just want a new 2017 catalog that just came out on June 1st. Just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

 I am entering this card in the "Let's Hear it for the boys" the TGIF C112 challenge.  I love that group of designers. To see the others you can go to www. I can't lie I don't enter the challenges always but when I do I hope that I win.

Well that's it for today. If your dad is still around give him a hug or a call and let him know that you love him. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Take care and until next time Happy Stampin'.

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