Spiral Dye Happy Birthday Cards

Have you seen the fun new Spiral Dye background stamp from Stampin' Up!?

Oh my, a tie-dye effect, right up my alley!

I've had so much fun experimenting with color combinations.

Here are a couple of birthday cards I created for family and friends who have birthdays in June.

The greeting comes from Blossoms in Bloom.

I have also included a written tutorial with some tips to make using this stamp a little easier.

Hint: a Stamparatus or other placement tool helps a lot!

Fresh Freesia  Bermuda BayFresh Freesia and Bermuda Bay

Fresh Freesia  Bermuda Bay  BumblebeeFresh Freesia, Bermuda Bay, and Bumblebee

It's easy to add a third color into the mix.

The how to is covered in my Spiral Dye tutorial HERE in a pdf format

More Spiral Stamp Cards can be found Here

The color possibilities are endless!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Spiral Dye Thank You Cards

Have you seen the fun new Spiral Dye background stamp from Stampin' Up!?

Oh my, a tie-dye effect, right up my alley!

I've had so much fun experimenting with color combinations.

Here are a few thank you cards I created for customers placing orders with me in June.

The greeting comes from Blossoms in Bloom.

I have also included a written tutorial with some tips to make using this stamp a little easier.

Hint: a Stamparatus or other placement tool helps a lot!

Blackberry Bliss  Fresh FreesiaBlackberry Bliss and Fresh Freesia

Blackberry Bliss  Fresh Freesia  Bermuda BayAdding a third color: Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia, and Bermuda Bay

(no greeting yet)

Gorgeous Grape  Bermuda BayGorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay

Polished Pink  Gorgeous GrapeGorgeous Grape and Polished Pink

Pool Party  Pacific PointPool Party and Pacific Point

The color possibilities are endless!

Be sure to check out my Spiral Dye tutorial HERE in a pdf format

More Spiral Dye Cards can be found HERE

 

Happy Stampin'!

June Stampin' News From Stampin' Up!

The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon!

Last Chance

It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. 

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good!

Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies.

What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available through June 30 or while supplies last.

Jan-June Mini Catalog Last Chance as a PDF

Shop Jan-June Mini Catalog Here

 

Connect, Craft, and Collect!

Connect  craft and collet

Submit a qualifying order or party through June 14, 2021, and you'll get our generous Stampin' Rewards PLUS additional rew3ards you can redeem!

Hosts can earn Stampin' Rewards based on order totals for an entire party.

Outside of the party setting, Stampin' Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet qualifying thresholds.

Shop online 24/7

 

The Kits Collection

The kits collection

 

Kits for every occasion and design style!

I'm excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can Shop the current selection HERE. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.

Submit a qualifying order or party through June 14, 2021, and you'll get our generous Stampin' Rewards PLUS additional rew3ards you can redeem!

Hosts can earn Stampin' Rewards based on order totals for an entire party.

Outside of the party setting, Stampin' Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet qualifying thresholds.

 

United Through Creativity FREE Download

United through creativity

And last, but not least: We're celebrating what makes us unique through what brings us together:creativity!

The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements that represent each of Stampin' Up! markets.

And it's free for all!

Print your favorite pieces, color and create, then share to social media using #UnitedThroughCreativity!

Click HERE for your FREE Download

 

Lots of SU! news!

Let me know if you have any questions.

annehayward@stampingwithbluemooncreations.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Featured Quiet Meadow Bundle-Sign Up for My June Newsletter

 

Quiet meadow sampler

The new 2021-2022 Annual Stampin' Up!Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite new bundles is Quiet Meadow. 

The bundle includes the Quiet Meadow stamp set and coordinating Meadow dies.

Perfect for spring and summer-themed crafting.

The Quiet Meadow Bundle will be featured in my June 2021 newsletter.

Projects will include a landscape scene card using the new Diorama Dies, a colorful watercolor bouquet, a clear block watercolor background collage card, and a soft stencil card.

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

Want to learn more?

My June 2021 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) June 2, 2021.

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

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Pansy Patch with Blended Alcohol Backgrounds

Blended Alcohol Pansy Patch

Blended Alcohol Pansy Dies

One of my favorite new suites found in the 2021-2022 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is Pansy Petals.

The suite includes the Pansy Patch Bundle (Pansy Patch stamp set and coordinating Pansy dies), and Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.

I used the Pansy Patch stamp set and Pansy dies to create these 2 cards using the Blended Alcohol Background Technique.

The color possibilities are endless with this pretty technique.

The Pansy Petals Suite and these two cards are featured in my May Newsletter with complete instructions.

Would you like instructions for this project?

My May newsletter is still available until  June 1, 2021.

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

The newsletter will deliver right to your e mail inbox.

Don't miss out on this background technique!  Add your name to my mailing list today!

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

 

 

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Pansy Petals Basket of Pansies Card

Mothers day pansy basket

One of my favorite new suites found in the 2021-2022 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is Pansy Petals.

The suite includes the Pansy Patch Bundle (Pansy Patch stamp set and coordinating Pansy dies), and Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.

The great thing about the dies and DSP is that they too coordinate.  You can use the Pansy Dies to cut out the flowers and leaves found in the designs of the paper.

That is what I did for the basket of pansies card above, created for Mother's Day.

The Pansy Petals Suite and this card are both featured in my May Newsletter with complete instructions, plus a template for the basket.

Mother's Day may have passed for this year, but this card is perfect for any occasion.

Birthday, bridal or baby shower to name a few.

Would you like instructions for this project?

My May newsletter is still available until  June 1, 2021.

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

The newsletter will deliver right to your e mail inbox.

Don't miss out on this fun project!  Add your name to my mailing list today!

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

 

 

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Blossoms in Bloom Glimmer Frame with Paper Towel Background

Paper towel backgroundRemember the Blossoms in Bloom Puzzle Card I created HERE?

I saved the Rainbow Glimmer Paper die-cut frame from that project and used it for this card.

I always save the paper towels I use to clean up stamp and blocks or to blot watercolors.

Then, I use them for other projects.

Recycle and Reuse! 

You can see my Recycle and Reuse Projects HERE.

The paper towel used for this card was so bright and cheery. 

It reminds me of tie-dye!

I separated the plys, then attached one ply to a card stock background so it could be easily trimmed to fit my card.

I then attached the die-cut frame using a SMALL amount of Tombow Glue on the back.

The greeting comes from Blossoms in Bloom stamped in Melon Mambo on a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Blossoms in Bloom Puzzle Card

Blossoms in Bloom Green Puzzle Card

This sparkly puzzle card is my 2nd test project.

If you remember,  I recently talked about the issues a customer had with one of the Many Layered Blossoms Dies.

When she received her order, she discovered that she was having trouble removing card stock from the big detailed die.

Long story short, I contacted Stampin' Up!, and they immediately replaced the die set.

The replacement came to me, and with her permission, I tried each of the dies to make sure there weren't any issues.

I figured I'd cut the pieces out of the Rainbow Glimmer paper since it is a heavier weight of paper, and can sometimes be difficult to cut out dies, especially the intricate ones.

Well, I had success with the first try of cutting the glimmer paper using the solid-designed die.

You can see the first test card HERE

So far so good!

This is the second card I made using the detailed die.  This is the one she had issues with.

I had absolutely no issues using the die to cut either the Rainbow Glimmer or Basic Black card stock.  Both pieces were easily removed from the die.

Sometimes there is an issue with a Stampin' Up! product.

But, please remember, if you have ANY issues with a Stampin' Up! product you have purchased, please let your Demonstrator know as soon as possible.

All it takes is a quick call to Stampin' Up!

They will replace the defective product immediately. 

This story has a happy ending!

Now onto the puzzle card!

Creating the puzzle card was a little time consuming, but easy.

Here's How:

1.Cut two images using the solid image die.  One is cut out of Rainbow Glimmer Paper, the second out of Basic Black card stock. 

2. Remove all the pieces and bits from the Basic Black cut-out.  You will be using the outline as the frame for your puzzle piece.  For this card, I did not remove the little bits from the centers of each of the flowers.  They are tiny, and if you lose one or two, you can color in the empty space with a fine-tip Sharpie. Or, you can insert them back into the image with a little glue using a pair of tweezers or the Take Your Pick Tool.

3. Try to keep the Rainbow Glimmer pieces in the die for now.  You will remove each piece, one by one, piecing them back into the Basic Black frame.

4. Place a small pool of Multi-purpose Glue on a Silicone Craft Mat.  With a sponge, pick some glue and lightly dab on the back of the Basic Black border.  Attach to So Saffron card base.  Or, use a piece of double-backed Adhesive Sheets.

5. Add the flower petals one by one back into the border using Multi-purpose Glue to adhere.  Just like working a puzzle.  Keep the shapes and colors in mind as you piece together the pieces.  On this card, the pieces are not popped up, but you certainly could using Mini Dimensionals. 

6.   Add a greeting if desired.  I decided not to add the greeting just yet.  We'll see what occasion I might need it for first.  Add Matte Black Dots to complete.

Be sure to keep the Rainbow Glimmer frame to use in another project.

Check back on May 25 to see how I used it!

Happy Stampin'!

Glimmer Blossoms in Bloom

Blossoms in Bloom Glimmer Thank you

This sparkly card is actually a test project.

I recently had a customer who purchased the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle.

This bundle includes the stamp set Blossoms in Bloom and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies.

When she received her order, she discovered that she was having trouble removing card stock from the big detailed die.

Rather than have her struggle with making it work (how frustrating, right?), I contacted SU!, and they sent the replacement dies.

The replacement came to me, and with her permission, I opened up the package and gave all the dies a try.

I figured I'd cut the pieces out of the Rainbow Glimmer paper since it is a heavier weight of paper and can sometimes be difficult to cut out dies, especially the intricate ones.

Well, I had success with the first try of cutting the glimmer paper using the solid-designed die.

So far so good!

Be sure to check back in a couple of days for the results of using the more intricate die to cut out glimmer paper.

Spoiler Alert:  I didn't have any troubles at all, and could pass the replacement dies onto my customer with confidence!

Sometimes there is an issue with a Stampin' Up! product.

But, please remember, if you have ANY issues with a Stampin' Up! product you have purchased, please let your Demonstrator know as soon as possible.

All it takes is a quick call to Stampin' Up!

They will replace the defective product immediately. 

Usually, they don't ask for the defective product to be returned to them.

There is a time limit though. 

Please contact your Demonstrator within 90 days of purchase to have an item replaced without shipping charges.

After 90 days, Stampin' Up! will send a replacement, but you might have to pay the shipping.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

May Fresh Ideas-Sweet Ice Cream Easy Dutch Door Fold Card

 

Dutch Door frontSweet Ice Cream Dutch Door Fold Card Outside

Dutch Door insideSweet Ice Cream Dutch Door Fold Card Inside

My May Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Dutch Door Fold.

All it takes is a a couple of quick paper cuts using a paper trimmer!

This card features the new Sweet Ice Cream Bundle from Stampin' Up!

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

I also used the fun Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.

The possibilities happy birthday cards are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on May 18, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a step-by-step written tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from May 18-June-20, 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'!

May Fresh Ideas-Beauty of Friendship Easy Dutch Door Fold Card

 

Dutch Door outsideBeauty of Friendship Dutch Door Fold outside

Dutch Door insideBeauty of Friendship Dutch Door Fold inside

My May Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature this super easy Dutch Door Fold.

All it takes is a a couple of quick paper cuts using a paper trimmer!

This card features the new Beauty of Friendship Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The bundle includes the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies.

I also used the pretty Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, perfect for 4-season crafting.

The possibilities are endless!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on May 18, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a step-by-step written tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from May 18-June-20, 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'!

May Sketch Challenge-Wrapped Bouquet Thank You Card

May 2021 Sketch Challenge

May 2021 sketch challenge

Sometimes it helps to have a jumping off point with your crafting, and a sketch challenge is a perfect way to start!

Use the sketch as a blueprint for your own creations.

I will be sharing sketch challenges every so often.

I hope they provide inspiration, and you'll share your creations with me!

Here's my take on the challenge:

Newspaper background

For this card, I used Wrapped Bouquet stamp set and the coordinating Flower Bouquet Dies.

Both of these items are currently found in the January-June Mini Catalog and will be available through June 30, 2021.

I really like the wrapped newspaper images and dies, along with the choices of 2 bouquets of flowers.

Change up the colors, and they are perfect for year-round occasions.

For this card, I stamped the newspaper print using Evening Evergreen ink, one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors.

The bouquet of flowers was stamped using another new In Color, Soft Succulent, then colored using a variety of Stampin' Write Markers.

The leaves are cut out of Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Soft Sea Foam card stock.

I added 2021-2022 In Color Jewels to the centers of the flowers, and added a bow out of baker's twine from my stash.

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Wrapped Bouquet-Happy Mother's Day

Wrapped Bouquet Mothers DayHappy Mother's Day!

A bouquet of flowers for you!

 

Stamp Set: Wrapped in Flowers

Ink: Memento Black, Soft Succulent, Blushing Bride, various Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Basic White, Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Basic Black, True Love Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Wrapped Flowers Dies, 1" and 1 1 /4" circle punches, sponge, Mini Dimensionals, glue dot, baker's twine from my stash

Happy Stampin'!

2021-2022 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog is Here

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Cover

Yay, new stamp sets, designer paper, accessories, and embellishments!

View 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as a pdf Here

Shop New Catalog Online 24/7 Here

Connect, Craft, and Collect $25.00!
From May through June, qualifying workshop or individual orders of $250.00 or more will receive an additional $25.00 in Hostess Rewards!
Click HERE for more details.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Happy Shopping!
Happy Stampin'!

Pansy Patch, New From Stampin' Up!-Sign Up for my May Newsletter

May 2021 sampler

The new 2021-2022 Annual Stampin' Up!Catalog is HERE!

One of my favorite new suites is Pansy Petals. 

The suite includes the Pansy Patch Bundle (Pansy Patch stamp set and Pansy Dies), plus the gorgeous Pansy Petals 12"x12" Designer Series Paper, and cute Bumblebee Trinkets.

Lots of color, and the pansies were certainly make you smile.

Perfect for spring-themed crafting.

The Pansy Patch Bundle and DSP will be featured in my May 2021 newsletter.

Projects will include the beautiful Blended Alcohol background technique and a basket full of pansies card, perfect for Mother's Day!

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

Want to learn more?

My May 2021 newsletter will hit email inboxes at 9 am (MST) May 5, 2021.

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

 

Pansy Patch BundlePansy patch

Shop the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Online

View 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as a PDF

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Cover

Happy Stampin'!

Last Days of Last Chance, Retiring Stampin' Up! Product

Last Chance 2021

Time is running out!

Last Chance Items are available through May 3, 2021 or while supplies last.

Select items are discounted.

Click HERE to view the Last Chance List as a pdf

Shop Last Chance Items Here:

Online ordering

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack Items Too!

I hope you've enjoyed my postings over the past few weeks showcasing some of my favorite retiring products.

If you'd like, you can see them again Here:

Geared Up Garage/Garage Gears Dies

Beauty Abounds/Butterfly Beauty Dies

Dino Days/Dino Dies

Butterfly Gala

Dandelion Wishes

Friend Like You/Friendly Silhouettes Dies

Zoo Globe/Snow Globe Scenes Dies

Happy Stampin'!

Snow Front and Hand-made Masks for Easy Sponged Landscapes

Masking 2

 

Masking
My stamping ladies recently asked me to feature hand-made masks to be used for creating  landscapes at an upcoming class.

This is one of my favorite techniques as it gives you control over the landscape allowing for endless possibilities!

It's an easy technique using torn copy paper as the masks and sponges for adding color.

These are the two cards I created for the class.

Attendees chose a portrait or landscape orientation.

Similar landscapes with subtle differences!

I thought I'd share the written tutorial I created for the class with those adding their names to my mailing list throughout the month of May, 2021.

The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions with color photos and is in a pdf format.

If you'd like your own copy, please use the Sign-Up Form located in the upper-right-hand corner of this page.

The tutorial will be delivered right to your email inbox about an hour or so after you have added your name to my mailing list.

Please be aware, that the products I used for these cards ( Snow Front, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets, and Winter Woods Die) are retiring on May 3, 2021.

Of course, other stamp sets and accessories can be used in their place.

Thank you!

I hope to hear from you soon.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Happy Birthday Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Shaker Cards are easy to make and fun to receive!

This Shaker Card, combined with Zoo Globe* stamp set and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Dies*, is perfect for creating cards for kids of any age, young and old alike.

This easy technique is featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Included in the newsletter is a step-by-step written Shaker Card tutorial, with color photographs in a pdf format.

Want to learn more?

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

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 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.

*retiring May 3, 2021

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Dino Days Motion Stamping Card

Dino Days Motion Stamping

The easy Motion Stamping Technique, combined with Dino Days* stamp set, is perfect for creating cards for kids of any age, young and old alike.

This easy technique is featured in my April 2021 newsletter.

Want to learn more?

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

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 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.

*retiring May 3, 2021

 

Happy Stampin'!

Woodland Wonder "W" Fold Card

Woodland Wonder W card frontWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Closed

Woodland Wonder W card insideWoodland Wonder "W" Fold Card Opened

The  easy "W" fold technique, combined with the cute Woodland Wonder stamp set, is sure to bring a smile.

This fold is featured in my April 2021 newsletter and includes a step-by-step tutorial with color photos in a pdf format.

It folds flat and will fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

So fun, and perfect for any occasion!

Want to learn more?

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

Add your name to my mailing list anytime between now and May 3, 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'!