Rooted in Nature Meets Daisy Delight

When it was announced at OnStage in April that Blackberry Bliss was making a return, I got super excited!  I absolutely love this color, and I was really sad when it retired a few years back!  This is the first chance I’ve had to use it, and I definitely wanted to go with something bold to showcase it.  So I made a large daisy with the Daisy Delight stamp set and cut it out with the Daisy Punch.  To get the fullness of the daisy, I stamped and punched TWO and then layered them.  I also paired the finished daisy with embossed leaves made with the Nature’s Roots Framelits (more on that a little later!)

The very first thing I did when making this card, was to finely spatter Blackberry Bliss ink onto the top layer using an Aqua Painter.  It’s hard to see in the pics, but it gives a nice bit of extra detail that’s actually really subtle!  While that dried, I made and assembled the daisy and leaves.  The leaves were made using two different dies from the Nature’s Roots Framelits.  The first is an embossing die that embossed the detail of the leaves without actually cutting them out.  The second die does the actual cutting.  I used Mossy Meadow cardstock for the leaves (another returning favorite!) as I think it looks so nice with the Blackberry Bliss!  Here’s a little bit of a better shot of the daisy and leaves up close:

The detail on the leaves is so pretty!  I also stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow to coordinate with the leaves and the middle layer of the card.  The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, which is available as a bundle with the framelits for 10% off.  (Of course, you can get both items separately as well!)

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Blackberry Bliss card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Mossy Meadow middle layer:  3-3/8 x 4-5/8 inches

Very Vanilla top layer: 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches

Daisy:  2-1/2 inches in diameter

Leaves: 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inches (approximately)

 

Other products used on this card include Linen Thread and Iridescent Sequins!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card listed below.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Enjoy your day!  Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

New Host Set: Very Vintage

In every Stampin’ Up! catalog, there are a handful of stamp sets that can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards.  Stampin’ Rewards can be earned in one of two ways:

  1. Host a qualifying party or workshop of $150 or more in sales.
  2. Place an order of $150 or more (before tax and shipping).

When one of these two things happen, Stampin’ Rewards are earned, which are basically rewards dollars that you can use on anything in the catalog or online store, including the host sets mentioned above!  The stamp set I used on this card is one of those sets.  It is called Very Vintage, and can be found on page 227 of the new catalog.  The set comes in your choice of wood mount or clear mount, and the full set can be seen below:

For this card, I used the large floral stamp, as well as the lacy looking one, and of course, the “Dear Friend” sentiment as well!  To get the clean lines, I used masking tape across the top and bottom of the cardstock so that there would be definite lines to the design.  I applied the masking tape before stamping, and once the ink was dry, I removed the tape.  I stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake ink, and stamped some of the lace in the background in Petal Pink.

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Crumb cake card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Soft Suede middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Very Vanilla top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

 

Also, the stamped area of this card measures about 2-1/8 inches wide, but you can make it as large or small as you want depending where you place your tape!

The only embellishments I added to this card were the pink Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in each corner.  I really just wanted to keep it simple!  I also adhered the top two layers with dimensionals, just to give it a little extra detail!  You can find all of the supplies used on this card below, and of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Animal Outing New Baby Card

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a baby card!  As I was going through my new stuff today, I saw my Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam card stock next to each other and thought they looked really pretty together.  Then I saw my Animal Outing stamp set, and this is what came to mind.  Green is my favorite color, and I love these two shades together for babies!

The rhino was colored with light and dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the little bird was colored with light and dark Bermuda Bay ones, and the rhino’s horn was colored with the Ivory marker.  I framed him with Stitched Shapes Framelits, and layered him with a large scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.

The sentiment is actually two different stamps from the Animal Outing set.  I placed them both on the same block and stamped them together, but even though I put them as close together as I could, there was more space between the two words than I would have liked.  Instead of redoing it, I pulled out my Pick a Pennant set and stamped the tiny heart in between them in Blushing Bride ink.  It was the perfect size and perfect way to fill that extra bit of space!  I also went over the heart with Clear Wink of Stella for just a bit of shimmer (though it’s hard to see from the pics.)

 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Mint Macaron card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Whisper White middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Soft Sea Foam top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Mint Macaron scalloped circle:  3-1/8 inches in diameter

White stitched circle:  2-15/16 inches in diameter

Small scalloped sentiment piece: 1-3/8 inches in diameter

 

I love the colors and images on this card!  (I really love the whole new subtles collection actually!)  The soft colors are perfect for baby projects!

If you have any questions about this card, please let me know!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

WOW! 10 FREE INK PADS when you join Stampin’ Up! in July!

Who doesn’t love a discount? (And I KNOW you could all use free ink pads!)  🙂

So here’s the deal: Stampin’ Up! is offering an AMAZING sign up special for the month of July! Please take a moment to read about it below! If nothing else, it’s a really great deal that any of you could take advantage of, with no risk and no obligation!

When you join, you start off with a 20% discount on anything you order after your starter kit. That discount is on top of any promotion Stampin’ Up! is offering. So for example, with the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale going on in July, demonstrators get to participate just the same as customers.  But we get 20% off on top of it as well!

• Buying a 100% customizable Starter Kit is the key to getting the discount
• No, you do not need to have parties, workshops, or sell anything – EVER
• Yes, you can join “just for the discount”
• No risks and no strings

If you buy a kit in July, you’d have the rest of July plus all of August, September, October, November, and December to decide if you want to keep going. Even then, you get January as a grace period. In total, that’s a minimum of 6 months just to try it! And during that period, you would get early access to the upcoming Holiday, Occasions, AND Sale-a-Bration catalogs, as well as 20% off anything you order during that time!

Let’s do the math:

• You choose $125 of anything you want out of the catalog and/or online store, saving you $26
• You save another $12.50 as it ships for free
• You receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit valued at $19.95
• In July, in addition to everything above, you also get 10 FREE Ink Pads in the color family of your choice, which adds another $67.50 in value to your kit
• You pay only $99 + tax for all of it!
• $125 + $12.50 + $19.95 + $67.50 = $224.95 for only $99 + tax!

Even if you sign up in July and never place another order, you would get to keep everything you’ve already received, with no penalty, and no need to return anything! It’s still a great deal, with absolutely no pressure, no risk, and no obligation!  Why not give it a try?

For more information, please visit my Stampin’ Up! page HERE.  When you’re ready, just click on “Join the Fun” and chose your starter kit items!  Or click the image below!  It’s so easy and you will love being a demonstrator!  I would really love to welcome you to my team!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!  I’m happy to help with anything you need!

Enjoy your weekend!

Nicolle

Send a Hug with Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Today’s card uses mostly NEW product from the new annual catalog!  The sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, the paper banners are from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the embossed background was made with the new Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The flowers were die cut with a die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

Even though I used only three colors/patterns from the Share What You Love paper, it actually has a stunning color palette of 13 gorgeous colors!  The paper also contains patterns and shades of pinks, purples, blues, and more.  You can see the entire array of colors and designs below:

I just love this paper!  It includes 6 double sided handpainted designs on heavyweight paper.  Four of the designs have a really pretty pearlized finish.  Each sheet measures 12 x 12 inches, and the package contains 24 sheets!  The full color palette for this paper is shown below:

 
Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Basic Black middle layer: 3-11/16 x 4-15/16 inches

Whisper White top layer: 3-9/16 x 4-13/16

DSP banners:  1/2 x 2-1/4 inches

Die cut flowers: 1 x 1 inch

 

 

Please see below for the complete project list for this card.  And don’t forget, the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale starts July 1st!  While the Share What You Love paper is NOT included in the sale, there are lots of other gorgeous ones that are!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Friday!

Nicolle

 

JUST IN: New Stampin’ Blends are in and ready to ship!

Just popping in with a quick update to let you know that the new Stampin’ Blends colors are now in and ready to ship!  The 11 NEW colors brings the total number of colors available to 22!  (And don’t forget the Bronze and Ivory singles as well!)  You can find the complete line of Stampin’ Blends in the online store HERE.  I am also listing the combo packs below for each color, but light and dark single markers of each color are available as well!

Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

Designer Series Paper Sale: July 1st-31st!

Stampin’ Up’s BUY 3, GET 1 FREE Designer Series Paper is back for the month of July!  Get one free package of select style paper for every three packages you buy for the entire month, with no limits on how many free packages you can earn, or how many orders you can earn them on!

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!

Buy 6, Get 2 FREE!

 Buy 9, Get 3 FREE! 

And on and on!

This deal is good from July 1st-31st, and is only good on select styles!  Let’s look at the ones included in this sale below:

Nature’s Poem DSP

Item #146338,  $11.00

 

Twinkle Twinkle DSP

Item #146284, $11.00

 

Under the Mistletoe DSP

Item #146921, $11.00

 

Animal Expedition DSP

Item #146902, $11.00

 

Best Route DSP

Item #146902, $11.00

 

Petal Promenade DSP

Item #146913, $11.00

 

Tranquil Textures DSP

Item #146331, $11.00

 

Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Item #146289, $11.00

 

Tropical Escape 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Item #146916, $11.00

 

Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Item #144177, $11.00

 

So there you have it!  These are all of the papers that will qualify for this special offer!  So get your wish lists ready and shop the online store for this great deal starting July 1st!

Have a great weekend!

Nicolle

 

Abstract Impressions Birthday Card

Last weekend, my grandmother turned 94 years old!  She has thirteen children, almost 40 grandchildren, and (I believe) 48 great-grandchildren!  She is amazing!  This is the card I made for her.  Her favorite color is purple and she loves flowers, so I thought the new colors Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape would be perfect!  I also used the Abstract Impressions stamp set to make the flowers, and the Perennial Birthday set for the sentiment and inside greeting!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Highland Heather cardstock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Gorgeous Grape layer:  2-15/16 x 5-1/2 inches

Whisper White Top Layer:  2-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches

Gorgeous Grape Banner piece: 1 x 3-15/16 inches

Whisper White Inside Layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

 

This card is embellished with a few pearls, Pearlized Doilies, and Wink of Stella!  The Wink of Stella was applied to each of the flowers, and gives just a hint of shimmer and shine to this card! I tried to get a good pic of the shine.  Here’s what I was able to get:

Hope you can see the shimmer!  Wink of Stella really does make everything prettier!  🙂

Please check back later this week for information regarding some fantastic promotions coming in July!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Notes of Kindness Card Kit

One of my favorite new products is the Notes of Kindness Card Kit!  This all inclusive kit includes everything to make 20 cards, including stamps, ink, envelopes, and more.  The kit makes 5 each of the 4 cards shown in the picture above.  I just love the colors and the designs of the cards in this kit!  It might possibly be my favorite kit to date!

The Notes of Kindness Card Kit includes the following:

* Set of 6 photopolymer stamps
* Clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut stickers and accents
* Archival Basic Black Ink Stampin’ Spot
* Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls

The only thing you need to provide is scissors and adhesive.  (I used Snail and Mini Glue Dots to complete mine.)

Here are close ups of each of the four cards this kit makes:

And check out the gorgeous color palette in this kit!  I just love the mix of pinks, greens, and purples against the black and white.  These colors are just so pretty together:

There is also a separate REFILL available for this kit too!  So if you need to make more than 20 cards, you can buy the extra supplies to do so.  The refill includes everything that the full kit includes except the stamps, ink, clear block, and box!

 

 

Sometimes it’s nice to just be able to sit down and make some pretty cards without having to think too much about the design and prep work.  This is when kits come in handy, as the designing is all done for you, and everything is pre-cut and ready to go!  You just have to sit down and get right to the fun!
To check out this beautiful kit, as well as the other great kits available from Stampin’ Up!, please visit the kits section of the Online Store HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle