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

 

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

 

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

Artisan Design Team June 2018 Showcase: Abstract Impressions Bundle

Please check out the gorgeous projects created this month by the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team!  All of them feature the NEW Abstract Impressions Bundle.  There’s so much inspiration here!  These demonstrators are truly artists!  Here’s three examples to give you a sneak peek:

Created by Cathy Caines

 

Created by Lauren Alarid

 

Created by Jessica Winter

To see ALL of the projects created this month, please click HERE.

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your weekend!

Nicolle

Real Life Color Inspiration: My New Beach Towel!

Last week, I went shopping for pool chemicals and toys, and bought some new beach towels as well.  The one I bought for myself has different shades of blues and greens, with bold white flowers.  I loved it the second I saw it!  When I got it home and opened it up, I immediately thought of all the Stampin’ Up! colors that coordinate with it, and I knew I wanted to make a card based on the design!  Here’s a pic of the towel:

Isn’t it pretty?  Figuring out which colors I needed to use was pretty easy!  The only color I couldn’t use an exact match for was the middle stripe.  My first thought was to use Tempting Turquoise, but since it just retired last week, I didn’t want to use it.  So I substituted Bermuda Bay instead!  Here is the color palette I used:

Since I do not have dies that are the same type of flower on the towel, I just substituted the large flourish from the Flourish Thinlits Dies instead.  The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set, and the die that frames the sentiment is from the Petals & More Thinlits set.  Finally, I embellished the card with a few iridescent sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment!

 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:
Whisper White Thick Cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Basic Black Layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches
Color Strips: 1 x 3-3/4 inches each
Whisper White flourish piece:  3 x 4-3/4 inches
Whisper White sentiment piece:  5/8 x 2-7/8 inches

 

 
This card layout is easy to replicate and can be used with any colors and dies you wish! Designer Series Paper strips could be substituted as well for added details and design options!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

A Lovely Floral Card Made with the Share What You Love Suite

My card today was made for a wedding that I will be attending next week!  I used two items from the NEW Share What You Love Suite, along with some current favorites.  To make this card, I embossed the top layer with a new embossing folder called the Lovely Floral Dynamic 3D Textured Embossing Folder.  It has a large, beautiful floral design that gets pressed into your paper when run through the Big Shot!  The design is pretty enough to stand on it’s own, but for this card, I wanted to do something a little different.  Here’s a peek at the folder so you can see what the whole design looks like:

It’s hard to see the whole thing, but there is a large central flower in the design of this folder.  For my card, I chose to cover up the flower with the sentiment, and instead have the sentiment be the center focus of the card.  The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and is from the Love What You Do stamp set.  It was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits, and framed with a scalloped circle from the same set in a brand new color called Soft Sea Foam.  (I also used this color for the middle layer of the card.)

In order to dress up this card a little more, I added some vellum leaves made with the Leaf Punch, as well as some die cuts cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  For those, I used the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  I also added a piece of sheer 1/8 inch white ribbon behind the sentiment for a little extra detail, and of course, added a few pearls in there too…it’s for a wedding, so why not?  🙂

Right now, you can get the Love What You Do stamp set and the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder as part of the Gotta Have It All early release bundle in the online store!  In addition to the two gorgeous items mentioned above, you also get a bunch of other items from the new Share What You Love Suite, as well as THREE FREE GIFTS with your purchase!  To see the full bundle and what is included, please click HERE. 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Soft Sea Foam middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-3/16 inches

Shimmery White cardstock top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White/Soft Sea Foam sentiment pieces:  2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Vellum leaves and Dazzling Diamonds pieces:  2 x 2-1/2 inches each

 

Did I mention that this whole card is made from Shimmery White Cardstock?  That, combined with the Dazzling Diamonds paper, silver sentiment, pearls, and more all make this a perfect wedding card!  I hope that the couple I made it for will like it.  (And I hope you do too!)

If you have any questions about this card, please feel free to ask.  Thank you for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Teacher Appreciation Day Cards

Yesterday, I shared the gifts I made for my son Max’s preschool teachers.  Today, I am sharing the cards I made for my other son Luca’s Kindergarten teachers!  For the two of them, I decided to keep it simple, and gave them each a gift card to Target.  But I wanted something pretty to put them in!  These cards were so easy to make (quick too!) and the NEW Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous, there’s not much need to add a lot extra!

This beautiful new paper will be available on June 1st! It contains 12 different double sided designs, and includes 4 sheets of each, for a total of 48 sheets.  This paper is part of a new suite of products called the Garden Impressions suite, which can be found on pages 128-130 of the new catalog.  Here’s a peek at the full array of designs in the paper:

 

The measurements for these cards are as follows:

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

Garden Impressions DSP layers:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White Sentiment piece:  3 x 3 inches

Powder Pink Butterfly piece: 2 x 2 inches

 

  

Other items used on these cards include Silver Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, and the Stitched Shapes Framelits!

Would you like a copy of the new catalog?  If you do not already have a demonstrator, please feel free to contact me and I will add you to my list!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

It’s a Beautiful Day with Love What You Do

Today’s OnStage sample was created with the Love What You Do stamp set!  To make this card, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock that was just slightly smaller than the top layer and used an Aqua Painter to color it with Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals.  While that was drying, I cut a 4 x 5-1/4 inch top layer and cut a circle from it using the Layering Circles Framelits.  I then stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink, and stamped the small flowers in each corner with Soft Sky ink.  When the Brusho was dry, I heat embossed the flowers in white on top of it.  I then adhered the embossed Brusho layer to the base with snail adhesive.  I wrapped Silver Baker’s Twine around the top layer and tied a bow, then adhered the whole layer with dimensionals.  I finished the card by adding glitter shapes to the centers of the small flowers in the corners for a little added detail!  (The glitter shapes are from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.)  You can see a close up of the embellishments below:

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Brusho middle layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

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

Layering Circles Framelits Opening Size:  2-3/8 inches in diameter

 

 

Please note that some of the products used on this card are retiring May 31st, and will not be available past that date!  Be sure to check the online store to see which products are still available!  Click the image below to visit the Retiring products section of the online store:

And please don’t forget to visit my Facebook page this week to vote for your favorite NEW In Color!  I’ll be taking votes until the end of this week and sharing the winning color next week!  You can visit my Facebook page HERE!  (I would love it if you “liked” my page while you’re there!)

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle