April Showers Brings May Flowers-Sign Up for My April Newsletter

April 2020 sampler

Whew, it sure has been a trying and scary time for all of us, and with no real end in sight as I write this.

Here in the state of CO, we are on stay at home orders, so have pretty much stayed put.

Where we live is very rural, so it is easy to isolate. 

Luckily, the weather has been nice, and we can enjoy the first few hints of Spring outside on our creek deck or in the garden with our dogs.

This time spent outside inspired the projects for my April Newsletter.

Ideas using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set and coordinating Pocket Dies, along with Best Dressed 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper will be featured. 

Projects include an umbrella filled with spring flowers, a pocket of sunshine on a faux denim background, and a garden glove covered in sparkly spring flowers.

Want to learn more?

My April 2020 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9 am (MST) April 7, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in April 2020.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

Please stay healthy.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release

Ornate garden suite

Welcome Spring!
Stampin’ Up! is offering Ornate Garden, a beautiful new early release product suite from the upcoming Annual Catalog.
Two bundles with stamps sets and coordinating dies, plus an embossing folder, spring-themed designer series paper, and embellishments.

 

Ornate garden products

Ornate garden products 1
Ornate garden products 2 Ornate garden products 3

Shop HERE for the Ornate Garden Suite.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to place an order.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

Happy Stampin'!

Sale-A-Bration and Product Coordination Ends March 31

Saleabration

Sale-A-Bration and Product Coordnation ends March 31

During Sale-A-Bration, don't miss out on earning free product with every $50 spent in the Annual or Mini Catalogs.

Shop Sale-A-Bration HERE

And don't forget, a limited release of products coordinating with items found in the Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalogs are also available through March 31.

Shop Product Coordination HERE

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

Happy Stampin'!

March Nacho Average Sketch Challenge-Peaceful Poppies and Bird Ballad DSP

Nacho Average Challenge

My Upline, Tammy Fite, posted this sketch challenge for her Nacho Average downline members for March. 

I usually don't go searching for online challenges to participate in, but this one coming from my Upline, I knew I wanted to participate.

It can often help to have a challenge to get the creative juices flowing.

Here are the cards I came up for this challenge.

I wanted to use the scraps of paper I had on my work table.

As it happened, I had pieces of Peaceful Poppies and Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper left over from various projects.

I decided to let the DSP do the heavy lifting for me!

Nacho Challenge

I really like the bright poppy watercolor design found in Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Spring just jumps off the paper!

For this card, I simply cut a piece of the DSP into a square using the Big Shot and one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I then made a Flirty Flamingo frame to go around it by nesting two of the dies and popping it up with Mini Dimensionals.

I embossed the Old Olive piece using the Big Shot and Subtles Embossing Folder.

The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Rich Razzleberry using the Stamparatus.

I added some Rich Razzleberry enamel dots out of my stash to complete.

Nacho ChallengeHere's another take on the sketch I made using scraps of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

This paper just makes me smile!

I used the Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the paper for easy layering.

Then, the pieces left over from the card above where used to create this card.

One sketch morphed into three cards!

Easy, peasy!

Bird Ballad

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful poppies designer series paper

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Bird Ballad DSP

Supplies Used:

Peaceful Poppies Card:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtles Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, enamel dots, Stamparatus

Bird Ballad Cards

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Soft Suede

Paper: So Saffron, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtles Embossing Folder, Mini Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Free as a Bird Tunnel Card with Free Tutorial

Free as a Bird Tunnel Card

Life as we know it has certainly changed over the last few days.

We are being encouraged to stay home while the Corona Virus runs its course.

This would be a great time to do a little stamping, don't you agree?

Get out the stamps, ink, and paper for a little mental well-being!

I'm here to give you some ideas for fun, creative projects!

How about trying this easy Free as a Bird Tunnel Card?

Change up the paper and stamps, and the possibilities are endless!

I have a FREE tutorial in a pdf format available to you.

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

You'll receive the link to the tutorial in a copy of my March Newsletter which will be e mailed to you.

You'll also receive a FREE "Adhesives 101" tutorial as my gift to you.

It's just that easy!

Stay healthy and safe.

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

March Fresh Ideas-Bendi or Side Fold Cards

Bendi card frontMountain Air Bendi or Side Fold Card

Painted Poppies Bendi card frontPainted Poppies Bendi or Side Fold Card

 

Bendi or Side Fold Cards!

Create fun fold cards with a slight curve or bend made with just 3 pieces of card stock!

This technique is perfect for creating little landscapes like I did with the Mountain Air and Peaceful Poppies cards.

And don't worry about mailing and extra postage.

The cards can be folded flat for mailing.

Want to learn more?

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bendi or Side Fold Technique. 

I used the Mountain Air Bundle to create a mountain landscape for the first card.

I used Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to create a fun spring-themed card for the second, letting the DSP due most of the work.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on March 24, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in March 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and  step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful poppies designer series paper

Happy Stampin'!

Free as a Bird Triple Easel Card with Free Tutorial

Triple Easel card open closedFree as a Bird Triple Easel card, closed and opened

Life as we know it has certainly changed over the last few days.

We are being encouraged to stay home while the Corona Virus runs its course.

This would be a great time to do a little stamping, don't you agree?

Get out the stamps, ink, and paper for a little mental well-being!

I'm here to give you some ideas for fun, creative projects!

How about trying this easy Free as a Bird Triple Easel card?

Change up the paper and stamps, and the possibilities are endless!

I have a FREE tutorial in a pdf format available to you.

Simply add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

You'll receive the link to the tutorial in a copy of my March Newsletter which will be e mailed to you.

You'll also receive a FREE "Adhesives 101" tutorial as my gift to you.

It's just that easy!

Stay healthy and safe.

Anne

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy St. Patrick's Day-Shaving Cream Background

A blast from the past!

Some of the products used to create this card in 2017 are retired, but current product can easily be substitued.

shaving cream background technique

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

To create this card, I used the Shaving Cream Background Technique, one of my all-time favorite stamping techniques!

It is one of those simple, yet WOW stamping techniques!

Click Here for complete instructions

Here are the shaving cream pieces before I punched out 3 hearts to form the shamrock

Shaving Cream Background Tecnique

I love the soft swirls of the Shaving Cream Technique!

Shaving Cream Background Technique close up

I hope you'll give the Shaving Cream Background Technique a try.  The color possibilities are endless!

 

Supplies Used:

Shaving Cream Shamrock:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake reinkers, Soft Suede

Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Love Blossom's Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: shaving cream, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Full Heart and Bird Builder punches, Dimensionals, large rhinestone, Sharpie pen

Happy Stampin'!

Vellum Poppies

Vellum poppiesI CASED Mary Brown's vellum poppies card using Perennial Essence Vellum card stock paired with Poppy Moments Dies.

I really like the soft colors found in the vellum pack (Old Olive, Petal Pink, and So Saffron).

It just look like Spring!

Then, I changed up the card a little to create this card for a Beta Sigma Phi Founder's Day invitation.

BSP invitation

Yellow and black are the colors for the Beta Sigma Phi organization, so I paired the So Saffron vellum with Daffodil Delight card stock.

I had to make 3 invitations.  There were a lot of pieces to cut, but the cards came together pretty easily.

Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock

Perennial Essence Vellum card stock

Poppy Moments Dies

Poppy moments dies

 

Supplies Used:

Card #1:

Stamp Set: Sending You Thoughts (Sale-A-Bration)

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Perennial Essence Vellum card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Poppy Moments Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Dimensionals, metallic pearls, Stamparatus

Card #2:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations (retired)

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black, Perennial Essence Vellum card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Poppy Moments Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, rhinestones, Sharpie pen, Stamparatus

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Sending Prayers

Sending prayers

Unfortunately, I needed to send out a sympathy card to the family of a neighbor who passed away recently.

The images in the Mountain Air stamp set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies are perfect for our setting here in the mountains of southern Colorado.

You  can view more of my Mountain Air creations HERE.

To create the mountain scene, I started with the background on watercolor paper using Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, and Crushed Curry inks swiped on using an aqua painter.

I heat embossed the detail mountain image using white embossing powder on Night of Navy and Seaside Spray card stock for the first two layers of mountains.  For the third layer, I stamped Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White card stock.

The treeline and landscape were embossed on Garden Green card stock.

The two trees were cut out of Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz card stock and added to the front to give a little more dimension.

 

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Soft Suede,Versamark

Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: heat tool, white embossing powder, Big Shot, Majestic Mountain Dies, aqua painter, Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Paper Towel Background

Purple Mountains Majesty Paper Towel Background

Mountain air paper towel background

I used the paper towel I had used to blot the Pigment Sprinkles on the two cards I shared HERE to create these Mountain Air background cards.

I often use the paper towels I use to blot watercolor or to clean off stamps.

There is always a great mix of colors with a cool texture of the paper towel.

It's a great way to recycle and reuse!

I separated the plys of the paper towel.   This way, I can make two cards from one paper towel.

I attached  the plys to a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using SNAIL as my adhesive.

Once the paper towel is attached to a sturdy base, it is easy to cut it down to the size needed.

For the mountains on the first card, I stamped the detail side of the mountains found in Mountain Air onto a piece of Highland Heather card stock using Black Berry Bliss ink.

I stamped it again on another piece of Highland Heather card stock without reinking.

Then, I cut them out with the coordinating Majestic Mountain Die.

I cut  a thin strip of Highland Heather card stock and attached it to the first layer of mountains so there would be a straight edge at the bottom.

I then attached the two layers of mountains using Mini Dimensionals in between to pop up the first layer.  I added  them to the paper towel card front, again using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.

I stamped the birds from Mountain Air in Blackberry Bliss ink on the card front using the Stamparatus to get good stamped images.  I also used the Stamparatus to stamp the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings in Blackberry Bliss ink.

The card front was matted to Blackberry Bliss, then attached to Whisper White card base.

The second card is basically made the same except I changed the colors a little bit.

I stamped the first layer of mountains on Pool Party card stock using Blackberry Bliss ink.

I stamped the second layer of mountains on Whisper White card stock without reinking.

I stamped the third layer of mountains  on Whisper White card stock using Blueberry Bushel ink.  I stamped the image on a scrap piece of paper, then stamped again without reinking.

I used Mini Dimensionals in between the layers to pop them up.

 

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel

Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Majestic Air Die, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

Free as a Bird Bundle-Sign Up for my March Newsletter

Free as a Bird March 2020 Sampler

Free as a bird samplerFree as a Bird Bundle

Welcome Spring with the Free As a Bird Bundle!
Includes the Free As a Bird Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

Free as a bird

Projects using products from the Free as a Bird Bundle will be featured in my March 2020 newsletter.

Written tutorials in a pdf format include Tunnel and Triple Easel Cards!

Want to learn more?

My March 2020 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 12 pm (MST) March 3, 2020.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in March 2020.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks!

Anne

Happy Stampin'!

Tie-Dye Hexagons

Tie dye hexagons

I often incorporate paper towels or baby wipes that I have used to blot watercolor, Pigment Sprinkles or to clean off stamps in my crafting.

That was the case with this card.

I used the paper towel I used to blot Pigment Sprinkles backgrounds in various other projects

I love the bright colors and tie-dye effect!

For more of my cards using these recycled backgrounds, please visit my Recycle and Reuse page HERE.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Honey Bee, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Memento Black, Blackberry Bliss

Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Detailed Bee Dies,

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Pigment Sprinkles Honey Bee Hexagons

Honey Bee Hexagons Anniversary

Honey Bee Hexagons Thank You

I had left over honeycombs and hexagons from my card HERE, so I decided to pair them with Pigment Sprinkles backgrounds.

I simply spritzed watercolor paper with water, then added Pigment Sprinkles.

For the first card, I used Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles.

For the second card, I used Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Sprinkles.

I let the Sprinkles run and pool, then dabbed the paper with a paper towel.

Once dry, I added the honey combs using a small amount of Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.  I filled in a few of the honey combs with left over hexagons.

The greetings came from Itty Bitty Greetings.

Oops, I should have used the Stamparatus for the greeting on the second card as it came out a little crooked stamped free hand!

Detailed Bees Dies

Detailed Bees Dies

Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment sprinkles

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Bees Die, Pigment Sprinkles, spritzer bottle with water, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, enamel dots out of my stash, Stamparatus (for the Anniversary card)

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

More Sending Flowers Die Cut Cards

Making  cards using the Sending Flowers Die is quick, easy, and fun!

Just add color using a Pigment Sprinkles, watercolor or Designer Series  Paper background.

The possibilities are endless!

Here are a few of my creations:

Pigment SprinklesPigment Sprinkles Background

Be Mine ValentinePeaceful Poppies Be Mine Valentine

Sending Flowers DiePeaceful Poppies Happy Birthday

Champagne BackgroundPerennial Essence Champagne Foil

 

Sending Flowers Die available through March 31 or while supplies last

Sending Flowers Die

Happy Stampin'!

Sending Flowers Die Meets Baby Wipe Background

Sending Flowers Baby Wipe Background

Sending Flwoers Baby Wipe Background 1

I created these 2 cards using the baby wipes left over from a card idea I was experimenting with.

I'm not sure what happened to that particular card as it obviously didn't make the cut, but I kept the baby wipes to use for another project or two.

Recycle and Reuse!

Here's what the baby wipes looked like:

Baby wipes

I simply attached them to scrap card stock using SNAIL Adhesive, then trimmed them down for use in other projects.

For these, I paired the baby wipe backgrounds with the Sending Flowers Die for quick and easy cards.

The tie-dye effect just makes me smile!

The Sending Flowers die is part of the Coordination Product Release from Stampin' Up! and is available through March 31 or while supplies last.

Sending Flowers Die

Sending Flowers Die

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Varied Vases

Ink: Poppy Parade

Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade

Accessories: baby wipes, Big Shot, Sending Flowers Die, various enamel dots out of my stash, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

February Fresh Ideas-Triple Easel Cards

Triple Easel Cards are easy to create!

I made these two for our grandchildren for Valentine's Day.

The Triple Easel pattern can be changed for any occasion.

The possibilities are endless!

Triple Easel Cards finalPeaceful Poppies Triple Easel Valentine's Day card for our three year-old granddaughter Madysen.

Triple easel cardsDino Days Triple Easel Valentine's Day card for our six-month old grandson Ryan.

Want to learn more?

My February Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Triple Easel Technique using the Peaceful Poppies and Dinoroar Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on February 18, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in February 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with photos and  step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Peaceful Poppies Bundle

Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle

Dinoroar Bundle

Dinoroar bundle

 

Happy Stampin'!

Gears Valentine's Day Card

Gears Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this quick and easy card for my husband for Valentine's Day.

I cut the gears out of Copper Foil Paper using my Big Shot and Gears Dies. 

I attached it to a piece of Copper Foil Paper using Tombow Mutli-purpose Glue. Then, I cut out a heart using my Big Shot and Hearts Die.

I used the next larger heart to cut out a heart out of Basic Black card stock, then embossed it using the Corrugated Embossing Folder.

The greeting is from an older Paper Pumpkin kit, Filled with Love.

I heat embossed it on the Copper Foil Paper card front using black embossing powder.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Filled with Love

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Basic Black, Copper Foil Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Gears and Hearts Dies, Corrugated Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, black embossing powder, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue

Happy Stampin'!

Very Versailles Valentine's Day Cards

This is my second posting sharing Valentine's Day cards I have made for customers and friends.

Again, I am using stamp sets in my collection that aren't necessarily Valentine's Day themed.  But with the right colors and sentiment, they could easily be sent to special people in your life.

For these cards, I used the stamp set Very Versailles.

Daisy Very VersaillesDaisy Very Versailles

I stamped the script image from Very Versailles using Rococo Rose ink on scrap Whisper White card stock.  Then,  I punched out 4 flowers using the Daisy Punch.

The leaves image was stamped on the Whisper White matting using Rococo Rose ink.  And, it was stamped on the Petal Pink card front using Petal Pink ink.  I then ran it through the Big Shot, embossing it with the Subtle embossing folder.

The greeting is from Filled with Love, an old Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I used the Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.

 

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Very Versailles, Filled with  Love (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Rococo Rose, Petal Pink

Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend

Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White

Accessories: Daisy Punch,  Big Shot, Subtle Embossing Folder, Clear and Frosted Epoxy Droplets, sponge, Dimensionals, sponge, Stamparatus

 

HeartsVery Versailles Hearts

This card actually has hearts!

I stamped the script image from Very Versailles using Memento Black ink on scrap Flirty Flamingo card stock. 

Then, I punched out hearts using my retired Heart Punch.  I used Mini Dimensionals to pop them up on the Basic Black card front.

(For current product, you could use the Heart Punch Pack found in the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  #151292, $34.00)

I stamped the strip of brocade images at the top of the Petal Pink matting, using my Stamparatus for perfect alignment.

The ribbon placed over the brocade is Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon.

The pearls were colored with a Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Very Versailles, Filled with Love (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Basic Black

Accessories: Heart Punch, Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon, pearls, Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend, Stamparatus, Mini Dimensionals

 

Very Versailles CollageVery Versailles Collage

For the last card, I paired Very Versailles with a butterfly from Butterfly Gala. 

The scrolls at the top and bottom of the card front were cut out using the Big Shot and Painted Labels Dies.  These are the dies that come in the Painted Poppies Bundle.

The ribbon is some more retired product from my stash.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Very Versailles, Butterfly Gala, Filled with Love (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Painted Labels and Layering Oval Dies, Butterfly Duo Punch, Mini Dimensionals, ribbon out of my stash

Be sure to check out my other Valentine's Day cards found on my Valentine's Day Page HERE

 

Very Versailles

Very Versailles

 

Happy Stampin'!