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March 2020

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'!