Birthday

Expressions in Ink

The Expressions in Ink suite is jam packed with absolutely stunning water color images that you can stamp and coordinate with the vibrant Expressions in Ink 12×12 Designer Series Paper! This suite is soooo pretty that it is on the cover of the catalog!

I had to get it when I was able to pre-order and I made this beauty at our retreat last month! It will be used for one of our club cards this month too! I used the Expressions in Ink DSP to discover my color scheme for the inks on this card. I love how the Polished Pink and Pale Papaya pop off one another! And the Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon grounds the focal point!

To make this card: Thick Basic White 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; Basic White Regular paper 3 3/4″ x 5″; scrap pieces of Basic White to stamp on and use the Artistic Dies to cut out. Painted Texture 3d folder, 7″ of Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon, Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, and Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya ink pads.

Once you stamp the images, they are easily cut out using the Stamp Cut and Emboss machine an the Artistic dies. Then you can run the regular piece of Basic White through the SCEM with the Painted Texture 3D folder. I wrapped the ribbon around the base of the card and then used Dimensionals to pop up the card background from the card base.

I did use some Wink of Stella clear on the centers and petal edges for some extra sparkle. There are these adorable adhesive backed sequins in the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack. I used the Take a Pick tool to easily place them using the sharp stylus end. (this is a MUST have tool!!)

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Product List
Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (English)
$75.00
Artistic Dies
$35.00
Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set
$24.00
Expressions In Ink 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Painted Texture 3 D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack
$7.00
Evening Evergreen (3/8" 1 Cm) Chevron Weave Ribbon
$6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75

simple cards

Simply Beautiful Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Haven suite was the one page that really took my breath away! I love purple and all shades of purple. But, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! It might be that I am jealous that I can’t grow them in Texas. Some people have a space around their house that can accommodate the cooler shade/temperatures. Not our house! It will scorch with the west facing sunset!

Thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Concept Artists, I can surround myself with these gorgeous flowers! This card was a nice and simple card that our club made for January. The bloom part was cut out using the Hydrangea Dies and I stamped the stem with Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I followed with Old Olive inked on the 2 step stem (the fill stamp). The Gorgeous Grape piece was run through the Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder to add some dimension and texture.

Up Close Hydrangea
Notice the detailed blossoms that you can pop up with your stylus!

The background was randomly stamped using Highland Heather with the small single bloom (it looks like a small butterfly too, bonus!) with color on color. The small tag is part of the Hydrangea Dies and there are several sentiments in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

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Thank you for stopping by! Until the next creation!

Laura

Product List
Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection
$88.50
Hydrangea Haven Photopolymer Stamp Set
$26.00
Hydrangea Dies
$32.00
Hydrangea Haven Bundle
$52.00
Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Christmas

Simple Card using Wishes & Wonder

I loved the Wishes & Wonder bundle the moment I saw it in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! Once it came in my happy mail, it took a while to conjure an idea. I usually go to Pinterest and search the set I want to use. I saw a lot of wonderful and just stunning cards-but I wanted to make mine a little different! Then it hit me!! Door tags, buffalo plaid, and a majestic deer!

The color scheme then was simple! I wanted it to have a farmhouse Christmas vibe to it! The tag die that is included in the coordinating North Pole Wonders dies was perfect to resemble those cute door tags! It has just the right amount of texture to it and a fun trim edge! I then randomly stamped the mistletoe on the Smoky Slate card base and then adhered a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp.

There is a circle die that cuts out this adorable “Made in the North Pole” stamp! I added the deer cut out with Gold Foil and matching gold cord.

That was it! This is a card for my Stamp a Stack of Christmas cards in 2 weeks! You can purchase the items and make a ton in no time! Spend $50 or more and I will send you a thank you gift from me!

Thank you for stopping by!

Laura

Product List
Wonder Of The Season Suite Collection (English)
$149.50
Wishes & Wonder Bundle (English)
$47.50
North Pole Wonder Dies
$31.00
Wishes & Wonder Cling Stamp Set (English)
$22.00
Buffalo Check Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Buffalo Check Cling-Mount Stamp Set
$16.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Wonder Of The Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$9.00


Technique Video

How to Mask Your Images

Do you remember back to when you first learned how to make cards? My friend gave me a catalog to look at and I bought stamps, inks, and supplies for 5 years. But, I did one project! Sound familiar? So, I signed up for some classes at our local scrapbook store and fell in love with paper crafting! But then they closed in early 2008! After researching different companies and other stores, I signed up with Stampin’ Up! in July of 2007 for “the discount”. I was already spending $50-100 per month on supplies that didn’t match anyways!

Product quality, great customer service, and color coordination were the main factors back then that made it easy to join! I started off with a class or two and enjoyed my hobby paying for itself! June 30th-tomorrow!! is the last day for the Pick a Bundle promotion! It’s such a great deal! No risk, holding events is not required, and not penalty if you don’t meet your quarterly minimum! So, for $99 plus tax-You get $125 of any current catalog items PLUS a die/tool bundle of your choice!! Join NOW by clicking on Laura’s Stampin’ Up website.

One of the first, and simple, techniques I learned was how to mask your images so they look layered. I posted a short video so you can see how easy it is to give your card images dimension using a sticky post it note!

I used the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating Tasteful Labels to make this card. I will tell you I have used the Tasteful Labels a lot because they have a variety of shapes, sizes, and edging!

First I stamped off onto my scratch grid paper with the feather stamped in Gray Granite randomly on the card base. Then I stamped the flower on a post it note towards the top so the sticky side and cut it out so can be used. Next, I stamped the flower on the Whisper White where I wanted it and then placed the sticky note one directly on top. I carefully stamped the foliage three times being sure the part I didn’t want was being stamped on the sticky note. Then I pulled it off to reveal the 2-D layering.

I used the Petal Pink Blends to color the flower and stamped the texture stamp with Petal Pink ink three times. (I stamped off before stamping on the Whisper White for a softer look). I finished the card with a little ribbon behind the sentiment and I colored the flower with some Wink of Stella. Kind of hard to see in this light.

Stay safe and healthy!
Laura

Product List
Tasteful Touches Bundle (English)
$48.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00