Stampin' Blends

A Little Wild Paper Clips-A Quick Gift Idea

A Little Wild Paper Clips
A Little Wild Paper Clips

Are you ever in need of a quick gift idea?

How about making a set of  these adorable paper clips using the A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies?

They are sure to bring a smile!

And, they are so easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp images from A Little Wild onto Whisper White card stock using Archival Black ink.
  2.  Color in the front and back sides of the images using Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils, or Stampin' Write Markers.
  3. Cut the images out using the Big Shot and Little Loves Framelits Dies.
  4. Fold the images in half.  Apply a strip of Tear and Tape Adhesive down the middle of the inside.  Peel off the backing and attach the images to the tops of paper clips.
  5. Add bows using baker's twine and a glue dot.

Done!

A Little Wild paper clip and catalog

Get the A Little Wild Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits dies) at a 10% discount before May 31.

The stamp set and framelits die are carrying over to the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but will be offered separately and at full price.

A Little Wild Bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Archival Black (retiring), Stampin' Blends

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, Tear and Tape Adhesive, baker's twine from my stash, glue dots, paper clip

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Blossoming Basket Meets Stampin' Blends

Blossoming Basket Bundle

Time is running out for this year's Sale-A-Bration!

Remember, for every $50 spent, you'll earn a free item out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

It's a great time to stock up on stamping supplies!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so don't miss out.

Stampin' Up! released their second offering of Sale-a-Bration items in February.

One of the items available was the Blossoming Basket Bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and coordinating Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

This Bundle is available with a $100 purchase.

The Basket Weave embossing folder will carryover to the new Annual Catalog to be released in June, but the Blossoming Basket stamp set will not.

The Blossoming Basket stamp set brings a smile and is a great stamp to using the alcohol-based Stampin' Blends to color it in.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp the basket image on a piece of Shimmery White card stock using Archival Black ink.
  2.  Color the image using Stampin' Blends.  I used the light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends for the flowers and the dark Calypso Coral Blend for the flower centers.  I used the light and dark Old Olive Blends for the leaves, and the light and dark Crumb Cake Blends for the basket.
  3. Stamp the tag image on the card front using Archival Black ink.  Stamp it again on a scrap piece of Shimmery White card stock and cut out using a pair of scissors.  Color in the hearts using the dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend.  Attach it to the stamped image on the card front using a Mini Dimensional to pop it up. Attach to a Crumb Cake mat.
  4. Run a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock through the Big Shot and Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  5. Attach to Calypso Coral card base. Attach stamped basket to front of card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  6. Stamp the greeting below the basket using Archival Black ink.
  7. Tie a piece of ribbon into a bow and attach to the basket handle using a Glue Dot.  I used my very last piece of retired Calypso Coral seam binding

I really like the texture the Basket Weave Embossing Folder provides!

Basketweave embossing folder close up

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Blooming Basket

Ink: Archival Black, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake light and dark Stampin' Blends

Paper: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Shimmery White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, Mini Dimensionals, Calypso Coral seam binding, Glue Dot.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Stampin' Blends Meets Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper

Butterfly Springtime Foil

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 spent, you'll earn a free product out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

It's a great time to stock up on supplies like paper, ink, and accessories.

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so don't miss out.

Stampin' Up! added the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration choices in February.

One of the items offered was Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This pack has 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 12" x 12" single-sided foil designs (Gold foil, Rose Gold foil, and Silver foil).

This is the prettiest paper!

For this card, I decided to color in the flower and leaf images on one of the designs using the new alcohol-based Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive light and dark Stampin' Blends.

The Blends come in 12 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and can be purchased individually or as a collection.

Easy, easy to add a pop of color!

I then paired the Springtime Foils paper with the Calypso Coral and white flowers design found in Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Occasions Catalog.

I attached them together,  added a narrow strip of Wild Wasabi to the seam, then attached them to a Calypso Coral card base. 

I used my Big Shot and Butterflies Thinlits Die to cut a butterfly out of gold foil paper.

I attached the butterfly to the front of the card using a Mini Dimensional to pop it up.

The greeting is from Butterfly Basics and was stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Calypso Coral ink.  I used a retired scallop oval punch to punch the greeting, then layered it to a piece of gold foil paper that had been punched out using a retired large oval punch.  I layered the greeting to the mat, then attached it to the front of the card using a Mini Dimensional to pop it up.

Butterfly Springtime Foil close up

I love the bold color the Stampin' Blends brings to the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics

Ink: Calypso Coral, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive light and dark Stampin' Blends

Paper: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, gold foil, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, scallop oval and large oval punches, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Meets Stampin' Blends

Daisy Delight Springtime Foil

 
Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 spent, you'll earn a free product out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

It's a great time to stock up on supplies like paper, ink, and accessories.

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so don't miss out.

Stampin' Up! added the 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration choices in February.

One of the items offered was Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This pack has 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 12" x 12" single-sided foil designs (Gold foil, Rose Gold foil, and Silver foil).

This is the prettiest paper!

For something a little different, I decided to color in the leaf images on one of the designs using the new alcohol-based Old Olive light and dark  Stampin' Blends.

The Blends come in 12 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and can be purchased individually or as a collection.

Easy, easy to add a pop of color!

I  then paired the Springtime Foils paper with the Old Olive and silver designed paper from Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Occasions Catalog. I attached them to Silver Foil mat.

I wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral Seam Binding that I had in my collection down the middle, securing it in the back.

The daisy from Daisy Delight was stamped twice on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Calypso Coral ink, then punched out using the Daisy Punch.

I stamped the middle of one of the daisies using gold metallic ink, then layered them using a Mini Dimensional in between. 

I placed the daisy on the card front using a Mini Dimensional pop it up. 

The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was stamped on a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Basic Gray ink.  I banner cut the edge, slipped it underneath the seam binding, then attached the card front to a Wild Wasabi card base to complete.

Be sure to check out Sale-A-Bration before March 31!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray, Old Olive Stampin' Blends

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Silver Foil, Springtime Foils and Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Papers

Accessories: retired Calypso Coral seam binding, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!