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April 2021

Beauty Abounds Bokeh Pearlized Background

Pearlized Background Dandelion Wishes and Beauty AboundsFor today's card, I am featuring the retiring stamp sets Dandelion Wishes and Beauty Abounds.

I combined them with the Pearlized Background Technique for a shimmery background.

Create an easy pearlized background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

For more Pearlized backgrounds, please visit my Backgrounds Page HERE

 

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Purple Posy* card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Stamp bokeh image from Beauty Abounds stamp set using Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness and Daffodil Delight inks.  Stamp speckles using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  4. Attach card front to Gorgeous Grape mat.  Attach to Daffodil Delight card base.
  5.  Stamp image from Dandelion Wishes * on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Daffodil Delight ink.  Stamp speckles and greeting using Gorgeous Grape ink.
  6. Cut out using a 2 1/4" circle punch.  Mat to 2 1/2" Gorgeous Grape circle. 
  7. Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

*Retiring May 3, 2021 or while supplies last. 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame

Butterfly Floating Frame

Use the every day kitchen product, Press 'n Seal to create 2 easy Floating Frame Cards.

For these 2 cards, I used the retiring Butterfly Gala and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

Colors used are the retiring 2019-2021 In Colors:

Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, and Purple Posy.

Retiring products are available through May 3, 2021, or while supplies last.

Floating FrameCard #1

Floating Frame 1Card #2

Click HERE for the Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Tutorial with step-by-step instructions and color photos  in a pdf format

 

Happy Stampin'!

Garage Gears Floating Frame Cards

Floating frame

Create two cards using the fun Floating Frames Technique!

This technique is easy to do using a common kitchen item, Press 'n Seal.

For these two cards, I used the retiring  Geared Up Garage Gears stamp set and coordinating Gears Die.

These items are great for creating those challenging masculine-themed cards!

They are available through May 3, 2021, or while supplies last.

Floating frame 1Card #1

Floating frame 2Card #2

I have created a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format HERE.

I hope you will give this technique a try.

Please share as I'd love to see what you create!

Happy Stampin'!

Geared Up Garage Pearlized Background-Happy Father's Day

Garage Gears Tin Embossing Folder shimmery background

In the continuation of featuring retiring stamp sets and accessories, today's card uses Geared Up Garage and the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

Geared Up Garage, and the coordinating Garage Gears Dies, have been my go-to stamp set for making those sometimes hard to create masculine-themed cards.

For this card, I paired it with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Pearlized Background Technique.

Create an easy pearlized, shimmery background using Frost White Shimmer Paint (retiring) and a Blending Brush.

This technique shimmers with any color of card stock, so the possibilities are endless!

Here's how:

  1. Pour a small amount of Frost White Shimmer Paint* on a palette.  I used a clear block as my palette.
  2.  Pick up the Shimmer Paint using a Blending Brush and swipe across Early Espresso card front.  Set aside to dry completely.
  3.  Emboss card front using die-cut machine and Tin Tile Embossing Folder.*  Attach to Early Espresso mat.  Attach to Basic White base.
  4.  Stamp greeting from Geared Up Garage* out  of Basic White card stock using Early Espresso ink.
  5. Cut out using die-cut machine and Garage Gears Die.*   Attach to card base to complete.  Be sure to clean the Blending Brush and clear block with water.

*Retiring Items available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dandelion Wishes with 2019-2021 In Color Centers

Dandelion Wishes In Color Centers

Over the next month, I'll be featuring some of my favorite retiring stamp sets and accessories. 

First up is Dandelion Wishes, one of my favorite stamp sets.

For this card, I paired the dandelion images with retiring 2019-2021 retiring In Colors:

Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy

Of these colors, I will miss Seaside Spray and Purple Posy the most.

Please remember, the retiring items will be available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

  1. Stamp image from Dandelion Wishes on Basic White card stock using Memento Black ink.
  2. Using sponge daubers, add color to each of the centers.
  3. Attach to Pretty Peacock mat.  Attach to Basic White card base.
  4. Stamp greeting from Dandelion Wishes on scrap piece of Basic White card stock using Memento Black ink.  Cut out using Stitched Rectangle die and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  Sponge on Terracotta Tile ink.Cut a larger rectangle out of Pretty Peacock using Stitched Rectangle Die and die-cut machine.  Attach to card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Card Ideas for the Kid in All of Us-Sign Up for my April Newsletter

April 2021 sampler

Stampin' Up! has great stamp sets to create cards for kids of all ages, for those who are young and young at heart!

Cards for the kid in all of us will be featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Projects will include an easy "W" fold featuring Woodland Wonder, the Motion Stamping Technique featuring Dino Days*, and a shaker happy birthday card featuring Zoo Globe*.

As always, featured will be a Sketch Challenge and Color Inspiration to help you jump start your crafting!

Want to learn more?

My April 2021 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) April 6, 2021.

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list anytime in April 2021.

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.

*stamp sets and coordinating dies are retiring.  Available until May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Easter-Jar of Flowers Pop-Up Card

Jar of Flowers Pop Up EasterJar of Flowers Easter Pop-Up Card Closed

Jar of flowers pop up easter insideJar of Flowers Easter Pop-Up Card Opened

My Fresh Ideas Newsletter for March features 3 super easy pop-up cards for Easter!

This is the third card made using Flowers for Every Season DSP and Jar of Flowers stamp set.

You can see the other two pop-up cards HERE.

The possibilities are endless with this easy pop-up pattern.

This tutorial hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on March 16, 2021, but there is still time to receive your own copy!

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial in a pdf format.

Also included are 2 video tutorials.

The first is a video tutorial on how to create the pop-up card base and mechanism.

The second is a video tutorial on how I put together the Steam Punk Easter card.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from March 15-April 12, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

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.

Happy Stampin'!

Ice Cream Sundae with Sprinkles on Top Card

Ice cream sundae

Add sweetness to someone's day with the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set.

The set includes ice cream cones, sprinkles, birthday greetings, sweet sentiments, and more.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle includes the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.

Items can be purchased individually, but are discounted 10% when purchased as a bundle.

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle is featured in my March 2021 newsletter.

Projects  include this easy ice cream sundae card.

Want to learn more?

There's still time to get your copy of my March 2021 newsletter delivered right to you email inbox.

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and April 5, 2021.

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!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stampin'!