Botanical Bliss Bundle Gift Tags

Check out these gorgeous gift tags created by the concept artists at Stampin’ Up!  They are made using the Botanical Bliss Bundle, which can be found on page 20 of the Annual Catalog!  The Botanical Bliss Bundle includes the 11 piece Botanical Bliss rubber stamp set, as well as the 6 piece Botanical Tags Thinlits.  Of course, like all new bundles, each item can be purchased separately, but purchasing them together as the bundle will save you 10%!  Here’s a peek at the full bundle:

Use this gorgeous bundle to make tags, cards, scrapbook pages and more!

For a complete project list for the tags above, please see the links below.

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Coloring with Stampin’ Blends on Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

I made this card this weekend using a new product called Graceful Glass 6×6 inch Designer Vellum.  It is vellum with pre-printed designs, specifically made to be hand colored to give the look of stained glass!  It includes 2 sheets each of 12 different designs, for a total of 24 sheets.  Here’s a sneak peek at the different designs that are included in the pack:

The designs in the pack include flowers, shapes, and other patterns that are all equally gorgeous and fun to color!  For this card, I decided to use the sheet with the birds.  I googled “Birds on a wire” and came across a beautiful stained glass piece with multiple birds in all different colors.  I used it as the inspiration for the colors I used to color the birds for this card.  (Click HERE to see the piece.)  I colored all of the birds with Stampin’ Blends markers, which will be back in stock June 1st!  There will also be eleven new colors added to the Stampin’ Blends collection on that date as well!

For the card base, I used a new color called Balmy Blue.  It’s one of the new colors in the Subtles Collection and is a gorgeous, soft, almost baby blue color!  I love how it looks against the colors of the birds!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Designer Vellum piece:  2-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches

Whisper White Backing piece for vellum:  2-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Whisper White Ribbon Punched strips (2):  1 x 5-1/2 inches

 

The Stampin’ Blends colors that I used are:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Crumb Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Night of Navy
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler

I used both the light and dark of each color.

I also used a small floral stamp from the Love What You Do stamp along the top and bottom of the card.  I stamped the flowers in VersaMark ink, so that it would be more subtle than full color ink.  I also added two strips of Whisper White punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch for a little added detail!

The card was finished with 1/8 Whisper White Sheer Ribbon.  I did not add a sentiment to the front, as I had a hard time figuring out where to put one!  I didn’t want to detract from the birds, so I decided to just leave the whole card blank for now, and then when I decide who I want to send it to and for what, I can just add a sentiment to the inside!

This card was a lot of fun to make and I love how colorful it is!  I hope you like it too!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

Flying Home Stamp Set

I just love the new Flying Home stamp set!  This adorable bird themed set is available in both wood and clear mount, and contains eight red rubber stamps.  The thin lines of the set make it perfect for hand coloring with markers, water color pencils, or other coloring tools.  Pair the images in this set with the sentiment of your choice.  It’s perfect for cards for all different occasions!

The set includes three large stamps, as well as five small individual stamps, perfect for adding detail or backgrounds.  The smaller stamps include two butterflies, two birds, and a cute little bumblebee.   This set would make a great addition to your stamp collection!

For more information about the Flying Home stamp set, please visit the online store HERE.

Thanks for checking in today!  Happy Friday!

Nicolle

Beautiful Peacock Congratulations Card

I received this gorgeous Congratulations card last week in the mail from my amazingly talented upline, Sarah Wills!  Sarah’s cards are always so beautiful, and she always puts together colors that look so striking together!  I love the color combo she chose for this card!  The colors are as follows:

This card features the Beautiful Peacock stamp set, which can be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during Sale-a-Bration!  Sarah created multiple layers of the peacock by cutting them out separately and mounting them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Other products she used to add detail to this card include: Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles Framelits; Lemon Lime Twist 3/8 Inch Mini Striped Ribbon; and Silver Baker’s Twine.  Here’s a close up of the peacock:

As mentioned above, the Beautiful Peacock stamp set is available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration item, and is ONLY available with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax and shipping)!  It is a photopolymer stamp set and includes 12 stamps.  It’s a two step stampin’ set too!  Here’s a pic of the whole set:

While the stamps are all designed to work together, and definitely focus on building the peacock, many of them can be used alone as well.  The two tail stamps can be used as simple flourishes, the polka dots and flower stamps can be used as background stamps and accents, and of course, the sentiments can be mixed and matched with lots of other sets!  This is a very versatile set!

But this set is only available until March 31st!  And again, it’s only available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  (This set cannot be purchased, only earned with a qualifying order!)

You can find out more information about this gorgeous set HERE.

I always love the cards that Sarah sends me!  Each one is so different and unique, and this one is no exception. I always know when I see an envelope from her in my mailbox that it contains something special! 🙂

I hope you like Sarah’s card as much as I do!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

A Bird Banter Birthday

Here’s a fun, happy card to start the week!  This very cute parrot is from the Bird Banter set in the Occasions catalog.  It contains a bunch of different birds, as well as some very cute bird themed sentiments, perfect for many different occasions!  If you love birds, then this is a perfect set for you!  Here’s a peek at the full set:

Isn’t is great?  My card today uses the parrot, in blues, yellows, and greens.  I used Pacific Point cardstock for the base, which is a color I don’t use too often, but I probably should.  It’s such a pretty color!  Every stamp I used on this card came from the Bird Banter set.  So the flower I used to stamp the background, the branch, the bird, the hat, and the sentiment are all included in this one set!

Other products I used on this set include the Layering Circles Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Silver Baker’s Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes, and both Brights and In Color Stampin’ Write Markers.  The markers I used to color the bird are Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight.  I initially had colored the bird with Pacific Point, but I thought it looked too dark.  So I stamped it again and went with the Tempting Turquoise, which I liked much better!  Plus I like how the lighter blue adds a little extra contrast!

This card was a lot of fun to make!  It’s something a little different for me, but I love how it came out.  I actually won this set at OnStage, and I’m so happy I did!  Hope you like it too!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Celebrate with Petal Palette and Celebrate You Thinlits

The card I made today is inspired by one of the cards I made in November at OnStage.  Of all the samples we made, it was my favorite!  To see the original card, please click here.  For today’s card I used paper from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper as the background.  The bird layer is stamped in Powder Pink ink and cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits, for a little added detail. I skipped a stamped sentiment, and instead went with a die cut one from the Celebrate You Thinlits, which you can earn for FREE with a $100 purchase before tax and shipping!  It is one of the NEW $100 level rewards that can be earned this year during Sale-a-Bration!

Before cutting the sentiment, I applied a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back.  Doing this, in essence, creates a sticker from the die cut, and makes it simple to adhere your die cuts with very little effort/mess.  When you’re ready to apply, you just peel off the back layer and stick!  It’s a little extra work and expense, but definitely worth it!  Honestly, no matter how careful I am with glue, I ALWAYS make a mess!  So the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are definitely a life saver for me!

Once the card was assembled, I added an extra scalloped circle layer behind the bird, and adhered the whole thing with dimensionals to make it pop a little!  I then added a few embellishments to finish it off.  I used two embellishments from the Occasions catalog on this card.  First, the silver leaves are from the Petal Passion Embellishments.  I then added a few epoxy shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.  These are one of my favorite new embellishments to use!  They are clear and very tiny, but they give a nice added touch to projects!  I used the glitter ones, which have just the tiniest hint of glitter!  Here’s a close up:

These cards will be going to new team members and members who have birthdays this month!  I hope they like them, and I hope you do too!  🙂

If you have any questions about this card, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Introducing the NEW Petal Passion Suite!

Today I have a project that I created when I went to OnStage in Salt Lake City in November!  It uses products from the Petal Passion Suite, which is one of seven new suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  This card features four new products from the suite.  They are the Petal Palette stamp set, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, Whisper White 1/4 inch Organza Ribbon, and Petal Passion Embellishments.  All of these products will be available beginning January 3rd when the Occasions Catalog goes live!

Here’s a closer look at each of the new products used on this card:

Petal Palette Stamp Set

The Petal Palette stamp set contains 15 rubber stamps, and is available in both Clear Mount and Wood Mount.  There are also coordinating cutting dies available for this set (not shown).  The stamps and dies will be available separately or together as a bundle when the catalog goes live.  The bundle will save you 10% over the price of both individually!

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

I love the new Petal Passion DSP!  There are twelve different black and white designs that look gorgeous as is OR with added color from any one of Stampin’ Up’s many coloring products!  If I remember corrrectly, we used a Stampin’ Write Marker to color in some of the flowers at OnStage.  I can’t wait to use this paper in more projects!

Petal Passion Embellishments

I LOVE these adorable silver embellishments!  They come in a package of 24, and you get 12 each of two designs. There is the flower that was used on the card, as well as leaves.  The original sample at OnStage used the leaves, but I switched them out for the flower!  I am sure I will be using a lot of these on future projects!

Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon

This ribbon is super versatile. The size and color makes it perfect for use on almost any project!  The ribbon is 1/4 inch wide and comes 10 yards to a roll.  I have a feeling I will be using a lot of this as well!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this first sneak peek at new Occasions products.  They will all be available starting January 3rd!

Enjoy your day, and please check back tomorrow for another fun Occasions project!

Nicolle

a little love bird on a coffee break!

Coffee Break Designer Series paper was used to make this very NON-coffee themed card!  While many of the designs in the paper are definitely coffee themed, many are generic, and can be used for any kind of card!  This card features two of the designs in Soft Sky and Garden Green.  I watercolored some Pear Pizzazz behind the paper, and used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits for the “love”.  The cute little bird is from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits, and the “You” on the banner piece is from the Wood Words stamp set. Hope you like it!

You can find all of the supplies used to make this card below: