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September 2020

Four Seasons of Life is Beautiful

Four Seasons

Life is Beautiful is one of my new favorite stamp sets found in the August-December Mini Catalog.

It's a perfect four seasons stamp set.

This card was one of the projects in my September newsletter featuring Life is Beautiful.

Four seasons depicted in one majestic tree!

Want to learn more?

Be sure to add your name to my mailing list before October 3, 2020 to receive September's newsletter with instructions on how to make this card, plus four more Life is Beautiful creations.

The Sign-Up box is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

I hope to hear from you!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Painting with Bleach-Free as a Bird

Bleach painting

I recently had bleach out to create my bleached snowflake card found HERE.

While it was out, I decided to try painting with it using a Water Painter

I combined it with the sweet bird image found in the stamp set Free as a Bird.

I really like how it turned out!

Here's how:

 

  1. Pour a small amount of bleach into a container.
  2. Stamp image from Free as a Bird on Early Espresso card stock using Versamark. Heat emboss using heat tool and white embossing powder.
  3. Color inside the embossing using bleach and a small paint brush or Aqua Painter. Set aside to let the bleach do its thing.
  4. Attach to Crumb Cake mat. Attach to Whisper White card base.   Stamp greeting using Early Espresso ink and the Stamparatus.

Stamp Set: Free as a Bird

Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories: small paint brush or Water Painter, bleach, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white embossing powder, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

September 23-24 Hour Stamp Sale from Stampin' Up!

24 hour stamp sale
For one day only, you can purchase select cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog at a 15% discount.
This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won't want to miss out on these super savings!
This 24 Hour Sale runs 12:00 am (MT)-11:59 pm (MT) on Wednesday, September 23, 2020!

Please be sure to let me know if you have any questions.


Shop HERE

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September Fresh Ideas-Snow Front Bay Window Card

Bay Window CardSnow Front Bay Window Card

Bay Window Card openSnow Front Bay Window Card Open

Create fun 3-D cards using the Bay Window Technique.

This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

For this winter wonderland card, I used the stamp set Snow Front.

Snow Front-Create tranquil scenes with the Snow Front Stamp Set, whether it's cozy cabins with dainty deer or playful cardinals in a winter forest.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set; it allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want.

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bay Window Card Technique using the stamp set Snow Front.

Also featured, will be a Bay Window Halloween card featuring the stamp set Festive Post.

You can view the Hallowen Bay Window Card HERE.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on September 22, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from September 16 to October 19, 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!

 

Happy Stampin'!

September Fresh Ideas-Halloween Bay Window Card

Bay Window CardFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card

Bay Window card closedFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card Closed

Bay Window openFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card Opened

Bay Window card in envelopeFestive Post Bay Window Halloween Card in Envelope

Create fun 3-D cards using the Bay Window Technique.

This technique is super easy and will provide that WOW factor in your creations.

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Bay Window Cards can be folded to fit in an A2 Envelope for easy mailing!

For this Halloween Bay Window Card, I used the two-step stamp Festive Post.

Festive Post-You'll be charmed by the small images and greetings in this stamp set.
You can used them for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and more!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bay Window Card Technique using the stamp set Festive Post paired with Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on September 22, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from September 16 to October 19, 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!

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Bleach Technique-Snowflake Wishes

Bleach snowflakes

Here in the mountains of southern Colorado,  on Labor Day, we had temps in the 90's. 

The following day, our temps dived to a high of 30 degrees, and we received 14" of snow!

Today, the high is supposed to be back up in the 80's.

Crazy weather!

To celebrate our early season snow, I created this card using the Bleach Technique paired with the stamp set Snowflake Wishes on Blueberry Crisp card stock.

The Bleach Technique is fun because each item will turn out differently depending on which color of card stock you use and how the bleach reacts to it.

Here is a sampling of different colors of card stock.

Bleached snowflakes

Top L to R: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler

Bottom L to R: Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Early Espresso

See how each one is different?

The technique is easy to do:

  1. When working with bleach, always cover your work surface and wear old clothing.  Remember, you are working with bleach, and accidents can happen!
  2. Make a palette. Fold a paper towel into fourths and place in a powder pal or similar. Pour a small amount of bleach onto the paper towel, letting it soak in.
  3. Ink up snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes and stamp on Blueberry Crisp card stock. Set aside and let the bleach do its thing. It will change the color of the paper, continuing to do so even up to an hour after stamping.

TIP:  To protect your stamp (especially the photopolymer), ink the stamp in Versamark first.  Always wash the bleach off immediately after use.

I hope you'll give this fun technique a try.  Let me know how your creations turn out!

Supplies Used:

Bleach Snowflake Wishes

Stamp Set: Snowflake Wishes

Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Crisp

Accessories: Bleach, powder pal, paper towel, Bermuda Bay ribbon, hexagon punch, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Meets Rectangle Postage Punch

Rectangle Postage Punch

I made this birthday card for Dale, our neighbor and good friend.

I used the stamp set Mountain Air which is perfect for our location in the mountains of southern Colorado.

I paired it with the Rectangular Postage Punch for something a little different.

To make this card, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 2" x 4 1/4".

I stamped the trees first towards the bottom of the card front using Old Olive ink.

Then, I stamped the mountains using Misty Moonlight ink.

To fill in the area between the trees and the mountains, I inked up the bottom of the tree stamp, turned it upside down, off stamped, then stamped to just get the landscape.

After the stamping was done, I punched out 3 panels using the Rectangular Postage Punch, then mounted them on a piece of Old Olive matting.

The greeting comes from Blossoms in Bloom and was stamped on a Very Vanilla card front using Misty Moonlight ink and the Stamparatus.

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Blossoms in Bloom

Ink: Old Olive, Misty Moonlight

Paper: Misty Moonlight, Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Accessories: Rectangle Postage Punch, Stamparatus, enamel dots

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Refresh

Clearance rack

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store!

Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly.

Punches, buttons, trinkets, ribbon, glimmer paper, In Color card stock and Designer Series Paper, all discounted!

Shop now while supplies last!

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Life is Beautiful-Sign Up for my September Newsletter

Sept 2020 sampler

Have you seen the Life is Beautiful photopolymer stamp set found on page 51 in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog?

This stamp set just makes me smile!

The set includes greetings and imagery for creating perfect cards for the four seasons.

Life is Beautiful stamp set will be featured in my September 2020 newsletter, along with the fun Plaid Tidings 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.

Featured projects will include four seasons of trees using the Acrylic Block Background and Emboss Resist techniques.

Want to learn more?

My September 2020 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) September 8, 2020.

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

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

Once the easy signup 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!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is Now Available!

Stampin' cut and emboss machine

Spend your time crafting, not cutting!

The Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine makes precise cuts and detailed embossed images every time. Use with dies and embossing folders to easily create accents and elements for cards, scrapbook pages, party invitations, classroom projects, and more.

This machine has a wide 6" ( 15.2 cm) platform for larger dies and full-size embossing folders. Works with all Stampin' Up! dies and embossing folders. Includes 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate.

Shop Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine Here

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Be sure to let me know if you have any questions: annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

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Happy Stampin'!