Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step It Up May

Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope our hop style helps many different levels of stampers. Thank you for joining us this month and as always, we hope you have a happy and creative one.

I am glad that I waited (my post was late) to create these cards because I am so pleased with how they turned out. First off, I did make two cards this time side by side. I don't know that it makes a difference but in this case, I knew I would want them both.

This first card is so simple and clean. I love that! It gets your point across and is still a spectacular card.

I "stepped up" this card by adding the line of twine and more flags. For the twine I punched a tiny hole and threaded it through to the back to keep the edges looking clean. Then I added more flags and flipped up the tips to add some dimension. Hint: If you plan to do this, only glue the top half of the flag. I found that out the hard way...

**Several of the items I used are retiring so if you'd like to get them before their gone (and you have to pay ridiculous prices on eBay) place your order now using Hostess Code: BGBZA9JB 


As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: (for all)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Fabulous Four**
  • Colors: Mossy Meadow**, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine
  • Punch: Banner**
  • DSP: English Garden Designer Series Paper**

Friday, April 29, 2016

Swap: Cards in the Mail

 


Thank you for checking out our cards! We love and appreciate comments. 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Upon Request

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Gift Bags: You're So Sweet

A while ago I got this You're So Sweet Stamp Set and Mini Treat Bags Thinlits Dies Bundle. It wasn't until very recently that I realized I needed/wanted the Envelope Paper to go with it. Shortly after I got it I made the Watermelon Wonder one. So cute! Then I made the Cucumber Crush one as a sample gift for a friend.

I fussy cut the inner layered banners and then the colored one peeking from behind is one die cut banner cut in half. These were fun and easy to make.

SUPPLY LIST: (for all)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: You're So Sweet
  • Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, 
  • Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, 1/8"Silver Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
  • Big Shot: Mini Treat Bags Thinlits TM
  • Other: 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper

Friday, April 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step it Up April

Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope this new hop style helps many different levels of stampers. Thank you for joining us this month and as always, we hope you have a happy and creative one.

For my card I stamped in a masked area so I thought I'd show you just how that was done. First I picked a frame and for that I used one of the Ovals Collection Framelits TM. Then I placed it where I wanted it and secured it with PostIt TM notes and simply sponged and stamped in the oval with the scene I wanted. Make sure you make your mask big enough to cover the entire card. I did not and as you can see, I marked up the edge of the card. Boo.

See how pretty the original version is? This is where stepping it up comes in handy because I needed to cover up my oops.

I trimmed down the original layer of Whisper White and matted it on Watermelon Wonder and then on Soft Suede. The frame is made out of the Oval Framelits TM.

Want to see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like? Hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: (for all)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: In the Meadow, Watercolor Wings (sentiment)
  • Colors: Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Mossy Meadow, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Hello Honey (butterfly)
  • Embellishments: Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim, Fine Tip Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Big Shot: Ovals Collection Framelits TM

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Swap: Cards in the Mail



Thank you for checking out our cards! We love and appreciate comments. 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Upon Request

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.