Bright and Fun Lemon Zest Card

I was just flipping through the new Annual Catalog when this bright and fun image caught my eye!  It’s on page 117 of the catalog, and it features the Lemon Zest stamp set, along with some bright and sunny colors…perfect for summer!  I do not actually have this set (yet), but I figured I would share this image anyway!

This card was made with the Lemon Zest stamp set, the Lemon Builder Punch, the 1-3/4 inch Circle Punch, and some cute embellishments to dress it up a bit!  The Lemon Zest stamp set contains 11 red rubber stamps, and comes in both wood mount and clear mount.  It has a great mix of both images and sentiments. Here’s a peek at the full set:

As far as colors go, I am going to have to give it my best guess, as I did not make this card myself! So my best guess for colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, and possibly Melon Mambo?  And of course, they are all set against a background of Whisper White!

If any of you happen to know for sure what the colors are for sure, please let me know!  🙂
I really just love the fun vibe of this card!  I will definitely be putting this on my wish list ASAP, especially with summer right around the corner!
Thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nicolle

 

Lined Alphabet Love You Card

Today’s card has a watercolored background with a simple heat embossed sentiment!  The background was made using Brusho Crystal Colour, and is a combination of Red, Gamboge, and Yellow crystals.  It was colored on Shimmery White Cardstock, and once dried, was stamped with the letters for LOVE using the NEW Lined Alphabet stamp set, available June 1st!  The letters are heat embossed using Versamark ink and White Stampin’ Emboss powder.  The “you” part of the sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set.  I used the Thank You stamp and masked off the “thank” part with scotch tape, inked up the rest, removed the tape, and stamped it on the card.  It’s stamped in Basic Black to match the card base!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Silver Glimmer Paper middle layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

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

 

The card is finished off with a silver heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, one of my favorite embellishments ever!  Sadly they are retiring this year!  But you get still get them for a limited time in the online store!  They are available while supplies last, or until May 31st!

Well that’s it for this card!  It’s a pretty straightforward and simple design!  Hope you like it!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

Three Shades of Green for Our March Team Facebook Hop!

Each month, a number of demonstrators from my upline’s team (myself included) participate in a team Facebook hop.  Each month has a theme, and we all create projects based on that theme.  We then each link to a different person on the list, and you go page to page using the links to see everyone’s projects!  Once you get back to the person you started with, the hop is complete!  Facebook and blog hops are a great way  to see lots of different projects, and get lots of ideas and inspiration!  If you are visiting my blog from the Facebook hop for March, WELCOME!  I hope you will check back again soon!

For this month’s hop, our theme is “Three Shades of Green”. My first thought of course was to make a St. Patrick’s Day themed project, but then decided to go with a large butterfly instead!  For this card, I used the largest butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies as the focus, along with a sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set.  The full Butterflies Thinlits set includes three dies:

Note: in order to make the butterfly fit on the card and leave room for the sentiment, I trimmed the little tails from the bottom of the wings.

The three greens I used for this card are:

The glimmer paper that the butterfly is cut from may be a fourth green, OR it may coordinate with Lemon Lime Twist…it’s just listed as “light green” in the description of the paper, so I am not 100% sure which green it is supposed to be!  I think it looks like Lemon Lime Twist though, so we’ll go with that!
The base of this card is Garden Green, with a Pear Pizzazz middle layer.  The butterfly is cut from the green glimmer paper using the Big Shot, with a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back to make adhering the butterfly easy and mess free!  Also, I stamped some ink spots/blotches on the background using a stamp from the Swirly Bird stamp set using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green to match the base.  The card is also embellished with a few iridescent sequins, to give it a little extra sparkle and shine!

 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:
Garden Green card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Pear Pizzazz middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches
Whisper White top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches
Green Glimmer Paper and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet:  cut to fit butterfly

 

If you would like to see the rest of the projects on the hop, please visit my Facebook page starting at 8:00 PM EST on March 7th, find the post for this card, and then click through the links until you get back to my page!  (I would love it if you liked my page while you’re there as well!)  Please note that the projects will NOT be posted on Facebook until 8:00 PM on the 7th!  Please click HERE to visit my Facebook page!

 

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my project!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Nicolle

 

Rustic Valentine’s Day Mini Note Cards

Today’s project is a set of three mini Valentine’s cards inspired by German Demonstrator Sylwia Schreck.  Each measures 3 x 3 inches, and has a very simple design!  The background of each is a different pattern from the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, which is available in the Annual Catalog.  The hearts and leaves are from the Sure Do Love You stamp set, and were all cut out on the Big Shot with dies from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies!  Both of these items coordinate perfectly, and can be purchased as a bundle for a savings of 10%. The bundle can be found in the Occasions Catalog!

Each heart and leaf combo is set against a small square made using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Each heart is also stamped in a different color ink!  For these, I used Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, and Real Red.  I also applied the hearts with dimensionals to add some extra detail and make them pop a little!

After I finished these, I thought for a bit about adding some additional embellishments, but I decided against it.  I love their simplicity, and thought they looked best as is  These little notes fit perfectly in Stampin’ Up’s  3 x 3 Whisper White envelopes, and would be perfect to tuck into lunch boxes, or for use as gift tags!

To see Sylwia’s original cards, please click here!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

Swirly Bird and Sunshine Wishes Valentine’s Day Card

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I made a point to use Annual Catalog products in everything I created this weekend.  This card uses mostly Annual Catalog items, with only the little “YOU” stamp in the corner being from the Occasions Catalog!  This card was based on one I saw on Pinterest.  I often look at Pinterest for inspiration, and I’ll look at cards that people have made with other companies’ products and wonder “How can I make that with Stampin’ Up?”  So for this card, I started by using White Craft ink on Crumb Cake cardstock to stamp the swirls and small flowers on the background.  Both stamps are from the Swirly Bird stamp set.  While the ink was drying (craft ink takes a bit of time to dry), I cut out the “love” sentiment on my Big Shot using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  Before doing so, I placed a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card stock, so that the adhesive would already be on it when I was ready to use it!  I also used one of the dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies to cut out all of the hearts.  There’s a die in the set that cuts seven hearts at once!

Once I had everything cut and the ink was dry, I assembled the card.  Once all of the layers were adhered with Snail Adhesive, I applied the love die cut, as well as the hearts. (I used Mini Glue Dots on those!)  I applied some pearls to the centers of the flowers, and stamped the “YOU” in Cherry Cobbler ink to match the color of the “love”.   Once that was done, the card was complete!

For this card, I chose to use Cherry Cobbler for the red instead of Real Red.  I have used Real Red on most of my Valentine’s Day projects, but for this, I wanted to switch it up a bit!  I love the way the deeper, darker red looks against the Crumb Cake background!

I hope you like today’s project!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Painted with Love Meets Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

Today’s card combines products from the new Painted with Love Suite with one of my favorite products from the Annual Catalog: the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits!  The card base is Rich Razzleberry, the middle layer is Powder Pink, and the top is a design from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper.  I love this paper because it combines such beautiful colors with gold accents.  And normally, I’m not big on gold.  I’m more of a silver girl!  But with these colors, I think the gold looks amazing!

The heart is cut with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits from another design from the same paper.  I then cut the “love” sentiment from the Sunshine Thinlits in goil foil, to complement the gold accents in the paper.  I also used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the foil before cutting, to make adhering it easier!  The sheets turn any die cut into a sticker that you just peel the backing off and apply to your project when ready.  It’s so much easier and less messy than glue!   (No matter how careful I am, I always make a mess with glue!)  The “you” sentiment was heat embossed in white embossing powder, and comes from the Amazing You set, which can be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during Sale-a-Bration!  In this pic, I tried to get a good shot of the light reflecting off of the gold.  Unfortunately, the lighting in my house was not great the day I took these, but hopefully you can see the shine on the sentiment and the little hearts on the paper!

This is a simple, yet elegant card to make for someone you love or for Valentine’s Day (which is right around the corner!)  I had originally planned to embellish it more, but then I decided that I liked it just the way it is!  Hope you like it!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Happy Friday!

Nicolle

 

3 x 3 Valentine’s Day Mini Note Cards in a Matching Mini Pizza Box

Here’s a little bonus post for today!  If you are visiting my blog for the first time from our January Facebook Hop, WELCOME!  I hope that you will visit again soon!  🙂

Each month my team does a Facebook hop, which is similar to a blog hop in that a bunch of us post projects on our Facebook pages and then we each post a link to the next person’s page.  You click on each link as you go page to page until you get back to where you started.  When you get back to the post you started on, the hop is complete!

Our Facebook hops usually have a theme, and this month’s theme is Valentine’s Day, Hearts, and Love!  I LOVE mini note cards for Valentine’s Day!  I made this set of three mini cards with matching envelopes, along with a decorated mini pizza box to hold them all.  The mini pizza boxes are the perfect size for 3 x 3 note cards and their envelopes, and you can fit quite of few of them in there!  For this project I only made three, but I plan to add a few wrapped chocolate hearts to the box as well.  The box is plenty deep enough to hold all three cards and envelopes, as well as the chocolate!

       

All three cards are made with the Heart Happiness stamp set, and I also used the Sure Do Love You Bundle and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set as well.  They are all accented with stickers from the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Sticker set.  The envelopes are decorated using most of the same items! Here’s a close up of the envelopes:

I have to admit that I was a little wary of using the gold stickers, as I am definitely more of a SILVER girl!  I was hesitant to even buy them as I VERY rarely use gold on projects.  (Trust me, I have a huge pile of unused gold Metallics Enamel Shapes, because I go through the silver ones like crazy!)  But I have to admit, after using these stickers on this project, I really love them!  Just as a side note, there is a tiny error in the catalog for this item.  They are on page 19, and in the product description, it says you get one sheet each of two designs, but you actually get TWO sheets of each!  Just something to keep in mind if you see them while browsing the catalog! The stickers are all gold foil on clear vinyl, are die cut, and have a large variety of designs such as hearts, brush strokes, leaves, polka dots, and more!  They are the perfect way to add a bit of shine to your projects!

As for the box, I used the new Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background.  It is cut to 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches.  I then cut and embossed a Powder Pink heart using the Sweet and Sassy Framelits and Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The sentiment and banner piece are both from the Sure Do Love You Bundle, which includes both the stamps and cutting dies.  And of course purchasing both items together saves you 10% off the cost of purchasing them separately!

This project was fairly quick and easy to make, as the designs are clean and simple.  I hope you like it!  If this is your first time visiting my Facebook page and/or blog, I would love it if you liked and followed my page!  If you have any questions regarding this project, any other projects on my page, or questions about Stampin’ Up!, please feel free to contact me anytime!  I would be happy to help you with anything you need!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Sending Love and Hugs to You

Earlier this year, I did an “In Color Week” where I posted a new card each day on my Facebook page that featured one of the 2017-2019 In Colors.  I modified the one I made back then for Fresh Fig for my World Card Making Event and came up with this!  I simply added an extra Lemon Lime Twist layer behind the sentiment, and changed the sentiment as well. I love this sentiment because it can be used for so many different occasions.  It is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, which is one of my favorite new sets from the Annual Catalog!  Don’t forget, during the month of October, I will donate $5 for each Ribbon of Courage Bundle purchased through me to Breast Cancer Research!

Click here for more information regarding the Ribbon of Courage Bundle.

Hope you like this card! Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

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

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: