Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step It Up June

Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope our hop style helps many different levels of stampers. 

We have added a few new creators so be sure to make them feel welcome with a friendly comment. Have a great summer!

Here's my card. I got a little carried away with the seeds but I'm sure you know that unless you get a seedless watermelon tan this is definitely an accurate portrayal. The smudgy background was created with the excess ink from the stamp used on the center of the watermelon. I dropped it on the card and had to improvise but it totally works.

Looking for a seed that matches the Work of Art set? It's included! You'll find it on one of the stamps included in the set as pictured above.

You may notice that I didn't step up this card that much. Once again, I am lacking products but this time is because I haven't yet purchased from the new catalog. Look close though. The Early Espresso layer not only has a bit of Thick Baker's Twine but it is also raised up with Stampin' Dimensionals and the seeds and sentiment have been touched by Stella. I also thought a nice way to step it up would be to give it a spritz of watermelon scent. 

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: Work of Art, 
  • Colors: Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine

Saturday, May 28, 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.

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