It’s a Merry Monday with In the Woods Framelits!

It’s time for another Merry Monday project!  My card today features the In the Woods Framelits, the Feather & Frost stamp set, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper!

To make this card, I cut my layers, then used the large tree framelit to cut out the tree from the top layer.  I then adhered the green glimmer paper to the BACK of the top layer, so that the paper peeks through from underneath.  You can see the full set of framelits below:

(The framelits can be purchased separately, or as part of the Winter Woods Bundle, which also includes the Winter Woods stamp set!)  After cutting the tree from the top layer, I then stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and ran the piece through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I also cut a star from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Twinkle Builder punch.  Once the card was assembled, I cut another tree using the smaller evergreen tree die.  What’s cool about this die is that it also cuts out small curved pieces throughout the finished piece, so that when layered with the larger tree, gives depth and texture to the tree!  Take a look at the pics below to see close ups of what the second tree layer adds to the finished tree:

    

 

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)

Merry Merlot card stock middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Green Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper:  3 x 3-1/2 inches

Gold Glimmer Paper star: 1/2 x 1/2 inch (approximate)

 

This card was fun to make, and I love the end result!  I decided not to embellish it further, as I felt that the glimmer paper and background embossing were enough.  But a few rhinestones or sequins would probably add a nice touch if you wanted to dress it up a bit more!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Card…with a (Peppermint) Twist

Last week, I read a blog post about a card that was scented with essential oils.  I was completely intrigued, so I decided to give it a try myself!  The key is to mix the essential oil with embossing paste.  For this card, I decided to use peppermint essential oil.  I added one drop of the oil to 1/2 tablespoon of the embossing paste and mixed well before applying it to the card.  It smells so good!

This card uses a mix of products from the annual catalog, both new and returning.  The dragonfly was made using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and there are also some vellum leaves made with the Leaf Punch.  Both of these items are returning favorites from previous catalogs!  New products include the Colored Doilies (I used the white side), the Rooted in Nature stamp set for the sentiment, and the upcoming Stitched Seasons Thinlits dies for the light green leaves (available August 1st).

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Basic Black middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Balmy Blue top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Basic Black circle behind dragonfly: 2-1/4 inches in diameter

Sparkle Glimmer Paper dragonfly:  3-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches

Whisper White sentiment circle: 1-3/8 inches

Vellum leaves:  1-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Soft Sea Foam Leaves:  2 x 3/4 inches

 

The card was embellished with some Whisper White 1/8 inch sheer ribbon and a few iridescent sequins.  The scent definitely adds something different!  (Although I couldn’t help but want to eat it at one point!  LOL!)   If you have any questions about how this card was made, please let me know!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

Stitched Seasons Meets Sunshine Wishes!

Today’s card features the upcoming Stitched Seasons Framelits dies, along with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper!  The Stitched Seasons Framelits are part of the August 1st release of the Stitched Seasons products.  I recently wrote a post about this new bundle, with all the relevant info regarding release dates, products, and more!  If you missed it, you can read all about it HERE.

For today’s card, I made a wedding card with Powder Pink and White for the colors.  I used a pattern from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper that looks almost like stone for the background, and accented it with Powder Pink shimmer ribbon, as well as some floral die cuts in both Powder Pink and vellum.

The sentiment is die cut from the new Sparkle Glimmer Paper and centered right in the middle of the card.  There is NO stamping on this card at all.  Everything is cut with the Stampin’ Trimmer and the Big Shot!  Here is a close up of the center portion of the card:

The Petal Promenade Paper is gorgeous!  Most patterns are made from photographs of real flowers, stone, etc. This paper is also part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale this month!  Here’s the full array of designs in the Petal Promenade paper:

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Designer Series Paper layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White Stitched Seasons Die Cut Layer:  3 x 4 inches

Powder Pink floral vine die cut:  1 x 3-1/8 inches (approximately)

Vellum die cuts:  varies (range from 1 x 3 to 1 x 2 inches)

Sparkle “congrats” sentiment:  1 x 3-3/4 inches

 

This card is perfect for a wedding, and is so pretty and sparkly in person!  I hope you like it!

Thanks for checking in!

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

 

Love What You Do Thank You Tags

Today’s project is another project made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  (Can you tell it was my favorite of the three sets I received for OnStage?)  This time it’s a set of three Thank You tags!  Each tag features a different floral stem from the stamp set, as well as a different 2017-2019 In Color.  Each floral image is framed in a scalloped oval of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The floral images and sentiments were stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink, and the flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter.  The flowers were colored in the same color ink as the ribbon used on each tag.  The three colors that were used are Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, and Berry Burst.

The finished size of each tag is 2 x 4-7/8 inches.  The top of each tag was punched with the Scalloped Tag Punch.  (Using the punch takes about 1/2 inch off of the cardstock, so you need to add another 1/2 inch to the length before punching it!)  The bottom corners were rounded using the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board.

Each tag is finished with a silver brad, which will be available in an assortment of brads when the new catalog becomes available in June.  The ribbon is all 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon, in either Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, or Berry Burst, to match the color used on the flowers.  And there’s a little bit of Wink of Stella on each flower to give a little extra shimmer and shine!

The base of each tag is Sahara Sand card stock, and each framed floral image was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the tags a little height and texture!

Tomorrow, I will be sharing information on how you can get this stamp set as part of the Share What You Love Suite Early Release, starting May 1st!  There will be three exclusive bundles which feature this stamp set, with each bundle including at least one FREE GIFT!  There will also be a special offer on the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!  Please be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details on this exciting promotion!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

Love What You Do Floral Friendship Card

Here’s another sample from my display board made with the Love What You Do stamp set!  This one has pretty florals and vellum leaves, with a little shimmer and glitter!  The main color is Wild Wasabi, which is one of my favorite colors (and is sadly retiring), and is paired with Shimmery White cardstock, as well as Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and silver accents.

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Shimmery White middle layer:  3-15/16 x 5-3/16 inches

Wild Wasabi top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Dazzling Diamonds die cut doily:  3 x 3 inches

Shimmery White sentiment piece:  2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Vellum leaves: 2 x 5 inches (cut both leaves from one piece)

 

This card was stamped using the largest floral stamp from the Love What You Do set in VersaMark ink in the corners.  Once the ink was dry, I went over the images with Clear Wink of Stella.  The doily looking piece behind the sentiment was cut using a cutting die from a brand new set called Spot of Tea Framelits (available June 1st!)  The sentiment was adhered to the glimmer piece and then adhered to the card with dimensionals.  I then added in the vellum leaves and adhered them with mini glue dots.  The card was finished with a few silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

This beautiful stamp set will be available to order as an early release item beginning May 1st!  I will have more info regarding the early release as we get closer to May.  In the meantime, don’t forget about the retiring items and colors!  Wild Wasabi is one of the colors retiring this year, so stock up while you can!  You can find all of the retiring items in the online store by clicking on the link below:

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy your weekend!

Nicolle

Flourishes and Dragonflies All Occasion Card

This weekend, I wanted to make some cards with colors I rarely use.  I have my favorite colors, but Stampin’ Up! has such a huge, gorgeous color palette, that I really need to start using some of the other colors more often!  For this card I decided to use Tempting Turquoise as the main color, and added some silver accents to make it pop!  The flourish comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, and the sentiment comes from the Barn Door set.  I also cut a dragonfly from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, and finished it off with Silver 3/8 Inch Metallic-Edge Ribbon!

The 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)

Tempting Turquoise middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

The dragonfly was cut from a series of five dragonflies that are all actually part of one die.  I only cut the top two and then trimmed one using Paper Snips.  I chose to do it in silver in order to match the silver on the edge of the metallic ribbon.  Plus, I wanted to give the card some extra shine!  Here’s a peek at the full Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits set:

Don’t forget, there’s still time to shop during Sale-a-Bration and earn free items and extra Stampin’ Rewards!  But it all ends March 31st, so grab those freebies while you can!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Rainbow Builder Framelits Meets the Magical Day Bundle

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday.  I had made an entirely different card for her, and then I remembered that she has a unicorn coffee mug that she LOVES.  So with about 45 minutes until I had to leave to go see her, I very quickly put this card together!  I didn’t have a lot of time to fuss with the design, so I just kept it simple!  But I like how it came out.  (And so did she!)

I used the Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies to make the rainbow in Brights cardstock colors.  I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, and Rich Razzleberry.  I also cut the clouds from the same set in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, just to give the card a little sparkle!  The unicorn was stamped in Memento Ink, cut out with the coordinating die from the Magical Mates Framelits Dies (which are part of the Magical Day Bundle) and colored the mane, tail, and horn with Stampin’ Blends.  I finished off the unicorn by brushing a little Clear Wink of Stella on the colored areas!

I finished off the card by adding some silver metallic stars from the Metallics Enamel Shapes, and it was done!  Simple, but also bright, colorful, and fun!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

birthday gift tags made with the myths & magic suite (2nd set)

A couple of weeks ago, I made a set of three gift tags using the Magical Day bundle.  The tags were inspired by my boys, and featured the dragon, wizard, and knight.  Here’s a pic of what they looked like:

They were so fun to make, that I wanted to make another set using the rest of the stamps in the set!  This new set was inspired by my niece, who loves unicorns and all things pink and purple!  I made them to coordinate with the original set, and used many of the same products to make them.  I used the same paper, as well as Stampin’ Blends to color them (mostly).  I trimmed them with the Magical Mates Framelits, and arranged everything on the tags the same way, even using the same sentiment stamp.  I just switched up the colors and ribbon!  Here’s a close up of each of the tags:

As in the first set, I added Wink of Stella to each tag to give them each a little shimmer and shine!  (I’ll admit, I added a little more to this set to make them extra sparkly!)  This time, I added it to the dragon’s body, the mermaid’s body, and the unicorn’s mane, tail, and horn.  I love how the Wink of Stella gives them just enough shimmer to be pretty without the glitter being overwhelming!  And it doesn’t make a huge mess, which is an added bonus!  You just brush it on and it stays put!

  

The backgrounds of each tag were stamped with stars and bubbles from the Magical Day set in Versamark ink, and I embellished with some die cut stars cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Each tag was topped using a different color of In Color 1/2 Inch Finely Woven Ribbon, and is also tied with a Silver Baker’s Twine bow.  I love how they came out!

Here’s all six tags together:

 

Don’t forget, the Magical Day bundle includes both the Magical Day stamp set, as well as the Magical Mates Framelits and is discounted 10% off the price of both items individually!

I hope you like these tags as much as I do!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

How to make shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day crafts

Who says hearts are only for Valentine’s Day and weddings?  Here’s a quick tip for making shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day using HEARTS!  Cut three hearts and a small straight piece of cardstock for the stem, then put them together as shown above to make a shamrock!  Super easy!

Last night I was putting together a St. Patrick’s Day banner for a class I am doing this weekend.  I have a group of friends who all have fireplaces and love to decorate their mantels for all the different holidays thoughout the year.  So we have gotten together a few times over the past year to make a bunch of different banners.  So far, we’ve made Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day ones.  This weekend, we are doing St. Patrick’s Day and Easter!

For these shamrocks, I used the smallest heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I cut three hearts from the green Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, as well as a smaller piece for the stem.  I used a die from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits for the stem, but it would be really easy to cut one freehand if you don’t have the dies!  I then arranged them as above and glued them down.  That’s it!  For these, I used the Multipurpose Glue, but I think from now on, I’ll use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! So easy, and with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits set, you can make shamrocks in a bunch of different sizes that range from small to large!  There are also two different styles of hearts in the set.  One is a more simple and straight style, and the other is more curvy.  You can use either, depending on your preference for how your want your final shamrock to look!  I used the straighter style for mine.

These dies are available in the online store and are used with the Big Shot!  This is a great item to have on hand for lots of different occasions’ crafts!

Thank you for visiting today!  Hope you have a great day!

Nicolle