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June 2019

Sailing Home meets Waterfront Frame Card


Ahhhh...... Another bundle that we can use for masculine cards, neutral, and general themed.  The details on the Sailing Home Bundle is magnificent.  

Be sure to check out the Entire PRODUCT SUITE called Come Sail Away.  Did I forget to tell you that Stampin' Up! is now offering an entire product suite with one catalog number?!?! The Come Sail Away catalog number is 152175 and is $94.75 but here is what you receive:

  1. Sailing Home Cling Stamp set (10% discount)
  2. Smooth Sailing Dies (10% discount)
  3. High Seas 3D Embossing Folder
  4. Come Sail Away Designer series paper
  5. Come Sail Away Memories & More Pack
  6. Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine
  7. Sail Away Trinkets

That is an awesome deal.  Of course, you can purchase everything individually if you would like. 

For my frame card, I used Night of Navy card stock for the base.  The Whisper White frame is made using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  

Outside frame:  use framelit die measuring 3-3/4 x 5-1/8

Inside frame:  use framelit die measuring 2-1/4 x 3-1/8

The Compass image coordinates with our 1-1/2" Circle Punch. 

Mountain background scene is made on a piece of Whisper White measuring 4-1/2 x 3" and I used the Waterfront stamp set.

I hope you take advantage of all the Suites/Collections.  It is a great way to have coordinating product to use on your projects.  There are 12 product suites available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!!!!

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A Good Man


Stampin' Up! has released a few of these stamp sets with line-sketch images and I just love them.  "A Good Man" stamp set has some very sweet images and is perfect for the masculine cards we always seem to be seeking. 

My background layer is Smokey Slate and is cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 and I randomly stamped the image all over.  I wanted the background image to stand out just a bit so I used my White Watercolor pencil to and color the man's t-shirt.  It was just that little bit of pop I was looking for.  Because of the Whisper White Baker's Twine, I adhered the Smokey Slate card stock piece to the NEW Seaside Spray card stock base with Dimensionals. 

For the Stitched Nested Label Dies, the larger one is 2-3/8 x 4-5/16 and I used it to cut a piece of the New 2019-2021 In-Color 6x6 Designer Series Paper in Seaside Spray.  The smaller label die, used to cut Whisper White card stock, is 2-1/16 x 3-13/16.  I stamped the image with Black Memento Ink and colored with Watercolor pencils and blended with Blender Pens to smooth out. 

The circles are from the Layering Circle Framelit Dies and I chose 1-3/8" and 1-1/8" sizes.  

Hope you liked this masculine card and make sure to check out the New 2019-2021 In-Colors.  They are so pretty.  The 6x6 paper stack is a great way to have all the New In-Color options in designer paper. 

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Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin


Elegant and beautiful... those are the first two words that come to my mind when I see the Bird Ballad suite.  Click to see entire suite. 

Today I want to highlight the Laser-Cut Card and Tins.  Above is the Tin decorated with die cuts and stamped images from the Bird Ballad product suite. 

Here is what the Tin and Laser-Cut cards look like out of the box.  The tin of 12 cards and 12 envelopes can be purchased separately.  Notice the scallop detail on the envelopes! 


The cards are standard A2 size (5-1/2 x 4-1/4 folded).  The top layer is a beautiful, elegant, laser-cut image; delicate but sturdy.  Below, is a card sample my class did with a piece of Petal Pink card stock behind the laser-cut measuring 5-1/5 x 4-1/4.  Note:  I did need to slightly under-cut the 4-1/4 side of Petal Pink to accommodate the cards fold. 


You can purchase the Free As A Bird Bundle which includes just the Bird Ballad stamp set and the Stitched Nested Label dies.  In my card, I used the Label Die measuring 1-3/4 x 3-1/4 and simply cut off the right side point.  I used the Butterfly Wishes stamp set for the butterflies, words, and branch image.  The Butterfly Wishes coordinates with the Butterfly Builder Punch. 

I cannot wait to show you some projects using the Bird Ballad stamp set, so be sure to sign up for my blog updates to receive notifications!

Here are the supplies I used to make my card:

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Butterfly Wishes Distinktive Stamp Set


There is just a tiny sneak of the New Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper hiding in this card.  This designer paper is amazingly beautiful.  I cannot wait to share more of it with you.  

This is a standard A2 card with Crumb Cake card stock as the base, cut 11 x 4-1/4"

The New 2019-2021 In-Color Purple Posy makes the mat layer (5-1/4 x 4") and is embossed with the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 

Card center:  Crumb Cake card stock is 2-3/4 x 4"

Card center:  Very Vanilla is 2-1/2 x 3-3/4"

I love how well everything coordinates especially the Purple Posy card stock and the New Scalloped Linen ribbon

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Creative Fold featuring the New Garden Lane Paper & Mint Macaron Ribbon

Well, the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is here so I better get on the ball and start sharing some great new items and projects.  Seriously, there are some really beautiful papers, stamps, embellishments, and more.  I think this is my favorite catalog out of the last few years.  

I did a Creative Fold card featuring the New Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Floral Essence Stamp Set with coordinating Perennial Flower Punch, Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon And the New Delightful Tag Topper Punch.   Phew... that's a lot of new things.  So here, have a look. 



Below is a complete list of all items I used.  Click on an image and it will take you to my online store. 

Keep watch for a video showing you how I made this card. 

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