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May 2019

Saying Goodbye to A Little Wild

Today, I am sharing cards I have created using the cut set, A Little Wild, and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies.

Both of these are retiring on June 3.

Retiring items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

 

Diorma CardA Little Wild Diorama Card

So cute and so simple.

Diorama cards are easy to create.

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves and Circle Framelits Dies, water color pencils, aqua painter, baker's twine, glue dots, Delightfully Detailed Faceted Dots, Mini Dimensionals

 

A Little Wild Paper ClipsA Little Wild Paper Clips

Need a quick and fun gift idea?

How about making these paper clip toppers?

Click HERE for how to instructions

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

A Little Wild Garden PartyA Little Wild Garden Party with Acrylic Block Watercolor Background

A garden party!

What fun!

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Archival Black, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Emerald Envy, Old Olive, watercolor pencils, Crushed Curry Marker

Paper: Crushed Curry, Watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, acrylic block (not Stampin' Up!), Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Dots, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, baker's twine, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

A Little Wild and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies

A Little Wild Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

Saying Goodbye to Lift Me Up

Today, I am sharing cards I have created using Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies.

Both of these are retiring on June 3.

Retiring items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

Lift Me up emboss and cutLift Me Up Emboss and Cut

Emboss and cut closedLift Me Up Emboss and Cut Closed

Using Embossing Mats with the Big Shot (both retiring), makes it easy to emboss the design on thinlits dies rather than cut them. 

Or do both like I did with the card above.

The Embossing Mats add a whole new level to your creations!

Click Here for How To Instructions in a pdf format

 

Paper towel backgroundLift Me Up Paper Towel Background

Recycle and Reuse!

One of my favorite stamping techniques is incorporating used paper towels in my crafting to create interesting textured backgrounds.

With this card, I paired a paper towel that I used to clean ink off my stamps with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies hot air balloon.

Click this link for How To Instructions

Splattered skySplattered Sky Background

Splattered sky 1Splattered Sky Background

One of my favorite stamping techniques is creating watercolor backgrounds.

Anytime I find an interesting way to achieve a pretty watercolor background, I'm all in.

The Splattered Watercolor Background is a quick and easy technique, perfect for creating skies, water, landscapes, or abstract backgrounds.

Click Here for the Splattered Sky Background Tutorial in a pdf format

Lift Me Up

Lift Me Up

Happy Stampin'!

Saying Goodbye to Pocketful of Sunshine

Today's featured Last Chance stamp set is Pocketful of Sunshine.

(It coordinates with the Pocket Framelits Dies which are not retiring.)

Last Chance items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

If there is something that is retiring that you'd like, please order it soon, as items often go fast.

 

GraduationGraduation Sunglasses

I created this card for the granddaughter of friends who is graduated from high school.

Her school colors were scarlet red and gold, so I thought the Cherry Cobbler and gold glimmer worked well.

I created the greeting in Word, printed it on Whisper White card stock, then cut it down to fit the card.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Pocketful of Sunshine

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer

Accessories: Big Shot, Pocket Framelit Dies, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Mini Dimensionals, computer, printer

 

Jean pocketJean Pocket Faux Denim

Denim sunglassesFaux Denim and Sunglasses

These two cards feature the Faux Denim Technique.

Easy to do and fun!

If you'd like to learn how to do the Faux Denim Technique, please add your name to my mailing list by June 4, 2019, and I will e mail you my tutorial. 

This tutorial includes step-by-step instructions with photos in a pdf format.

Use the Sign Up box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Pocketful of Sunshine acrylic block backgroundAcrylic Block Background

Click for How To Instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Pocketful of Sunshine, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Versamark

Paper: Crushed Curry, copper foil, watercolor paper

Accessories:  Clear Block "E", spritzer bottle with water, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, copper embossing powder

 

Pocketful of Sunshine

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Happy Stampin'!

Saying Goodbye to All the Good Things

Today's featured Last Chance stamp set is All the Good Things.

Last Chance items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

If there is something that is retiring that you'd like, please order it soon, as items often go fast.

Brusho fishAll the Good Things Brusho Background

This was a quick and easy card I created using Brusho Crystals for my background and the Stamparatus to stamp the fish.

Click Here for how to instructions

Graceful Glass BlendsWavy All The Good Things

For this card, I colored a piece of Graceful Glass Vellum paper using Blends.

The fish were two-tone stamped using the Stamparatus.

Click HERE for how to instructions

BonsaiAll the Good Things Bonsai

This simple, yet elegant card is probably my favorite using All the Good Things.

Lots of practice using the Stamparatus as I used it for each of the bonsai elements.

Click HERE for how to instructions

All the Good Things

All the Good Things catalog

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

May Fresh Card Making Idea-Floating Frame Cards

Floating frameGarage Gears Floating Frame Cards

Daisy Floating FrameDaisy Delight Floating Frame Cards

Floating Frame Cards are all the rage.

The embellishments seem to be floating to create a frame on the card.

They are really pretty simple to create using die cuts or punched pieces along with press 'n seal found in your local grocery store.

Plus, you get 2 cards using this technique!

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My May Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature the Floating Frame Technique.

The tutorial will feature two designs, one made using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, the other using the Daisy Punch.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on May 21, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on May 19 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step color photographs in a pdf format.

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

Happy Stampin'!

Lovely as a Tree-Last Chance Product

Lovely as a Tree  has been in the SU! catalog since 2001, and is now being retired.

It was one of the first stamp sets I purchased, and is one of my all-time favorites.

Let's celebrate Lovely as a Tree, available through June 3.

Baby wipe lovely as a treeBaby Wipe Lovely as a Tree

Baby wipe lovely as a tree leavesBaby Wipe Lovely as a Tree Leaves

These first two samples were made using the Baby Wipe Technique, one of my favorite stamping techniques.

For instructions on how to do the Baby Wipe Technique, please visit this how to page Here

Card 1 Supplies (some may be retired):

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Reinkers: Early Espresso, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive

Paper:glossy white for front, Whisper White card stock for inside, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories:baby wipe, Powder Pal

Card 2 Supplies (some may be retired):

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist ink refill, Mossy Meadow ink refill

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: baby wipe, powder pal, Hexagon punch, Candy Dots, sponges

 

Fall sunriseLovely as a Tree Fall Sunrise

For this card, I used the a clear-block dabbed with ink and then spritzed with water to create a pretty sunrise.

Click Here for how to instructions

Supplies Used (some may be retired):

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Thank You Kindly

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Soft Suede

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede

Accessories: Clear Block "H", Stampin' Spritzer with water

 

Embossed copper foilEmbossed Copper Foil

And finally, an easy Christmas card made by embossing the tree image in white on copper foil paper.  This card is stunning in person.

Supplies Used (some may be retired):

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Greetings from Santa

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Copper Foil

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white and copper embossing powder, copper cording, Dimensionals

Lovely as a Tree

Lovely as a tree

Happy Stampin'!

Dragonfly Dreams

Today's featured Last Chance stamp set is Dragonfly Dreams.

This is one of  my favorite stamp sets. 

Detailed Dragonfly, coordinating thinlits and framelits dies are also available.

Embossed dragonfly dreamsEmboss Resist Dragonfly Dreams

Create an easy background using the Emboss Resist Technique.

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used (some may be retired):

Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Wish Big (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Embossing Buddy,  heat tool, white embossing powder, Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Recycled Cardboard Dragonfly DreamsRecycled Cardboard Dragonfly Dreams

One of my favorite things is to use recycled items in my crafting.

For this card, I used a cardboard box.

Click HERE for how to instructions:

Supplies Used (some may be retired:)

Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Butterfly Basics

Ink: Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Early Espresso

Paper: Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Whisper White

Accessories: scrap cardboard, Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, sponge, Dimensional

Thank You BeeTwo Step Busy Bees Thank You

Don't forget the bees!

Click HERE for how to instructions:

 

Supplies Used (some may be retired):

Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Accessories: 1 3/4" and 2" Circle Punches, sponge

Ombre watercolor washOmbre Watercolor Wash

For this one, I did an ombre watercolor wash background with an inlaid dragonfly.

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used (some may be retired):

Stamp Set: Love and Affection

Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Whisper white, Rich Razzleberry, watercolor paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die, Aqua Painter

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Jar of Love-Happy Mother's Day

Today, I am featuring cards I've created using the soon to be retired stamp set, Jar of Love.

This is a great 2-step stamp featuring flowers, fish and lighting bugs with various shapes of mason jars to put them in!

And,  the coordinating Everyday Jars thinlits and framelits dies are available too.

Shaker cardJar of Love Shaker Card

Happy Mother's Day!

Who wouldn't like to receive a mason jar filled with fresh cut flowers?

This card was one of the featured projects in my May 2019 newsletter.

I shared detailed step by step instructions for making this shaker card.

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Jar of daisiesJar of Daises

For this card, I paired the mason jar with the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch.

The greeting comes from Dragonfly Dreams, another retiring stamp set.

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used (some may be retired):

Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Daisy Delight, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Call me Clover

Paper: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, vellum card stock, Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat tool, Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Daisy Punch, Faceted Gem. Mini Dimensionals

Jar of fishesJar of Fishes

Click HERE for a video tutorial on how to make this card

Supplies Used (some may be retired):

Stamp Set: Jar of Love

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede

Paper: Soft Suede, watercolor, Blooms and Bliss Designer Paper

Accessories: Big Shot,Everyday Jars Framelits Dies,Woodgrain Embossing Folder, heat tool, clear embossing powder, Aqua Painter, Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine, pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
 
National bee dayJar of Love National Honey Bee Day
 
And finally, here's a card I created to celebrate National Honey Bee Day!
 
Supplies Used (some may be retired):
 
Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Sweet Shapes (retired)

Ink: Black Stazon, Archival Black, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry marker

Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Shimmer White, Party with Cake (retired), window sheet

Accessories: Big Shot, Everyday Jar Framelits, banner and oval punches, black baker’s Twine, sponge, Dimensionals
 
Jar of love
 

Last Chance Products are available through June 3 or while supplies last.

Shop today as items tend to go fast.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Sitting Here and Sheltering Tree-Last Chance Products

For the next few days, I'm going to be sharing some of the cards I've created over the last couple of years using some of my favorite retiring stamp sets.

To view any of the retiring products, please check here.

Items will be available through June 3 or while supplies last.

If there is something that is retiring that you'd like, please order it soon, as items often go fast.

Sitting Here Thinking of YouSitting Here Thinking of You

I love the feeling that the stamp set Sitting Here gives. 

Just a peaceful, quiet place to sit and watch the world go by.

The dog looks like my dog, Roxie!

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sitting Here, Sheltering Tree

Ink: Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Cajun Craze, watercolor pencils, assorted Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce

Accessories: Big Shot, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, post-it-note, Mini Dimensionals

Sheltering Tree spring backgroundSpring Sheltering Tree with Watercolor Background

Sheltering Tree is a great set for creating four seasons of cards!

And it is a perfect set to use with a variety of backgrounds. 

This card has a simple watercolor background.

This card was inspired by our apple trees that have tiny pink and white flowers just starting to open!

The sky was inspired by a perfectly beautiful day here in southern Colorado!

Click HERE for how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Wish Big

Ink: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky

Paper: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, watercolor paper

Accessories: Aqua Painter, heat tool, clear embossing powder

Father's Day Sunset 1Sheltering Tree Father's Day Sunset

Paired with another watercolor background to create a bold sunset, perfect for a masculine-themed card.

Click Here to view how to instructions

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Many Manly Occasions (paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Black Archival

Paper: Basic Black, So Saffron, watercolor

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, black and white embossing powder, sponge, Stampin' Spritzer with water, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Brusho sheltering treeBrusho Sheltering Tree

And one more background paired with Brusho Crystals.

Click HERE for how to instructions

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree, Floral and Fauna (Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Mint Macaron, Early Espresso

Paper: Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, watercolor

Accessories: Brusho Color Crystals, spritzer bottle with water, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Some of My Favorite Retiring Stamp Sets-Sign Up for My May Newsletter

May 2019 sampler
This is always a bittersweet time of the year for Stampin' Up!

We say goodbye to some of our favorite  stamp sets, but look forward to seeing new stamp sets in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog which will be released on June 4.

Let me share some of my favorite retiring stamp sets with you in my May Newsletter.

Want to learn more?

My May 2019 newsletter will hit e mail in boxes at 9:00 am (MST) on May 7.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on May 7, 2019.

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

Click HERE to view the list of Last Chance products.

Product available through June 3 or while supplies last.

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!