Birthday Cards

Open House Make and Takes

 

Stampin up, Stampin' Up Daisy Delight #143669, Happy Birthday Gorgeous #143662, Daisy Punch #143713, Pretty Label Punch #143715, Stitched Shaped Framelits #145372, Delightful Daisy DSP #144137, Fresh Florals DSP #144131, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Happy Hump Day!  Where has this week gone?  Somewhere in this week I have lost a day already and it is only Wednesday.  My mom always told me the older you get the faster time goes.  Boy, was she right!  I hate to see how fast time goes in 20 years.  

For my make and takes at my open house, I wanted super simple cards but they needed to highlight some of our new products.  These are the two cards that I created.  

The card on the left in the picture above is featuring the Delightful Daisy stamp set and punch.  This is the punch that has been so popular that we haven't been able to order it, because they ran out.  I knew this set would be a hit, but I didn't think it would be this big of one and neither did Stampin' Up!  They had 10,000 of them in stock when preorder started for the demonstrators.  Well, we loved it so much that we ordered 7,200 of them in just the first two weeks!!! That is amazing.  Although, this is a good problem to have - people want your product so much you sell out.  This doesn't surprise me at all with this catalog.  I think it is the best one yet. Hopefully, it will be in stock next week!

The card on the right is highlighting the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and I paired it with the Pretty Label Punch (this also has a coordinating stamp set), the Stitched Shaped Framelits and the 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in the Berry Burst color.

On both of the cards I wanted to also use some of our beautiful, and I mean beautiful designer series paper.  Wow, is all I can say about the papers in this catalog.  I didn't know which one to create with first! On the daisy card I used the paper, Delightful Daisy DSP, that coordinates with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch.  Don't you love how everything goes together!  

The Happy Birthday card has the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  Does this paper look familiar?  This same design of paper was in our last annual catalog and was such a big hit that Stampin' Up! brought it back in our 2017-2019 In Colors.  

Here are the cards individually so you can see them better.  I have the directions under each of the cards.

Stampin up, Stampin' Up Daisy Delight #143669, Daisy Punch #143713, Delightful Daisy DSP #144137, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

The products you will need for this card are:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Tranquil Tide Cardstock #144246

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" this is for the flower, you need to punch out two
  • cut at 3/4" x 3 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3/4" x 3"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • a piece of scrap for the 1/2" circle on the flower

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper #144137

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

 

Stampin up, Stampin' Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous #143662, Pretty Label Punch #143715, Stitched Shaped Framelits #145372, Fresh Florals DSP #144131, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

To make this card you will need the following products:

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2" x 3"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2" x 3"

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack #144131

  • cut at 2" x 5 1/4"

1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst #144133

  • cut 6"

Each of these cards have a layout that you can do so much with.  Just by changing the colors and designer series paper you use, you could have total different looking cards.  These would be a great way to use up scraps of designer series paper.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Tranquil Tulips

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips #143767, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon-Powder Pink #144134, desgined by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Have you seen the new hostess stamp set called Tranquil Tulips?  This was one of my top ten picks for the new catalog.  If you missed this post click HERE to see it.   There are so many color combinations you could do with this stamp set and so many different combinations with the flowers. 

One of the first things I do when I am trying to decide if I want to purchase a stamp set is to see how many cards can I make off the top of my head.  If I can't make 3 then I usually don't by it.  Now, there have definitely been excepting, like I am in total love with the set or I have the perfect card in mind for a particular occasion.  When I saw this set, I knew the possibilities were endless.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 5/8 x 4 5/8"

Powder Pink Cardstock #144244

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock #144245

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for the inside of the card

There is a stamp in this set that has 3 stems connected and that is what I used for this card.  The flowers are created with 2 steps and then you add the little lines.  I stamped the first layer of the flowers with Powder Pink Ink and then with Berry Burst.  To make the little lines (I don't know the proper term for them) I used Early Espresso ink. 

The leaves are created with 2 of the stamps in the set in Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I stamped a flower on the inside of the card along with my envelope.  To finish off the card I used our beautiful 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Powder Pink and wrapped it around the top two layers.  Then I added just a little bit of Wink of Stella on the Berry Burst section of the flowers.  You can see it better in the picture below. 

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips #143767, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon-Powder Pink #144134, desgined by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

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We are having a wonderful time in Traverse City seeing all of my family.  We got into town on Wednesday afternoon and spent time with my mom and sister.  It was so good to see them.  You don't realize how much you miss someone until you see them again.  My mom looks fabulous.  Last year, when I came to see her, she had just had hip replacement surgery.  She was in a rehabilitation center, which was very hard to see.  I know it wasn't anything serious, but to see your mom in a hospital bed is a little unnerving.  I hope I don't ever see that again. 

Yesterday, we went to one of my favorite places here, Wilson's Antique's.  They have polish pottery, which I collect, so of course I had to get 3 more pieces.  My daughters were so gracious and bought me two of them.  They're the best!  They are all wrapped up for travel home, but when I get home I will take pictures and share with you. 

Last night everyone, except one of my brothers and my niece, were able to join us for dinner.  I forgot to take pictures.  I am so bad at that lately.  I did get a picture of my brother who is 6'6" tall next to me.  LOL  I still feel so short when I am around him.  My other brother is 6'3".  We always say they took all the height and left none for us girls.  LOL 

I am off to enjoy more time with my family.  I hope everyone has a fantastic day!

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Ghost Technique with Happy Birthday Thinlets

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Would you like a card that is easy to make, but looks like it took you a long time?  This is the card for you.  I can't remember where I saw this card, but it was perfect to show you how to do the Ghost Technique. This was my first time trying it and I really liked how it came out.  I used three different colors, as I wanted to show some of the new in colors, but you could do it with just one if you would like.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" this will be used for your template
  • cut at 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"

The first thing you need to do is make your template for your circles. I used the layering circle framelits, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches and the 1/8" handheld punch to make mine.  Once you have your template made you lay it on top of the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Using the White Craft Ink I colored in the circles using a combination of the sponge and dauber.  I mostly used the dauber as it was easier to cover the little circles. One thing I learned making this card is to secure the bottom layer with washi tape. See the picture below for how I did the white layer of circles. 

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Next I picked up the template and moved it over to the right about 1/8".  You can move it as much or little as you would like.  I then added washi tape to the top layer, so now they are both secure.  I didn't want my template to move all over while I was trying to sponge the different colors.  As you can see in the picture below I only used the daubers on this step. I wanted a deeper color than I could get with the sponges.  

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Here is a picture of it closer so you can see the circles better.  

 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlits #143700, Ghost Technique, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, 1/8" Handheld Circle #134365, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I cut out the Happy Birthday using the new Happy Birthday Thinlits along with our new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  I love, love, love, did I say love, the adhesive sheets.  

When you use them, the adhesive will already be on the back of your cutout so you just peel the backing off and adhere to your project. You don't have to try to get adhesive on the back of the little sections anymore.  

It is really easy to use them.  You are going to take the backing off the adhesive sheet (I cut these down to the same size as my paper I am going to be cutting from, as they come in 6" x 12" sheets) and adhere it to the back of your cardstock.  Then use your framelit like you always have and cut it out on the Big Shot.  When you are finished it will have the adhesive already on it.  Peel off the back and stick it to your project. Ta Da it's done!  

I know you are going to love them as much as I do when you use it for the first time.  These are going to be especially wonderful with all of our detailed framelits/thinlits.  

Now you know how to make a wow card in a few minutes that looks like it took forever.  Your friends and family will be impressed by your talent.

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I am so excited for today!  Emily is coming home!!!  It has been since March since I have seen her and I can't wait to give my baby a big hug.  It will be so nice having her home for two weeks.  On Wednesday, Emily, Erica and myself will be heading to Traverse City, MI to visit my family.  I haven't seen any of them, especially my mom, in a year.  I can't wait!  

Most of the ladies in my family, are going to go to lunch and a wine tour on Saturday.  We have started this a couple of years ago and it has turned into an annual event.  We always have so much fun, with lots of laughter and making new memories.  

I will also get to meet my new grand nephew (ok that makes me sound really old) for the first time.  I have only seen pictures for this little guy.  I can't wait to kiss his chubby little cheeks.  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you have a marvelous Monday and week.

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Label Me Pretty

stampin up, Stampin Up! Label Me Pretty #143861, Delightful Daisy DSP #144137, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon #144135, 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder #143710,  Pretty Label Punch #143715, Layering Ovals Framelits #141706, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Do you see all of the new products on this card?  There are 9!  They are: Label Me Pretty stamp set, Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide cardstock, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Pretty Label Punch, Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows and the new 2017-2019 In Color Markers.  Can you believe that?  

When I was designing cards for my open house I wanted to see how many new products I could use on one card, but I wanted it to look pretty too.  I love how this turned out.  It is such a cheerful card and the lemon lime ribbon and bow really pop out.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut 2 at 2" x 3"

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper #144137

  • cut at 2" x 5 1/4"

This card is an easy card to make and put together.  I used the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder on the Whisper White cardstock to give it some texture.  The ribbon is wrapped around everything from the Berry Burst cardstock layer and up.  I used the Layering Oval Framelits and Pretty Label Punch for the sentiment.  

I like to color, so I knew I would like this stamp in the set.  I used Basic Black Archival Ink to stamp the image and then all of the new 2017-2019 In Color Markers to color the flowers.  For a final touch I used the absolutely adorable Bitty Bows.  The best thing about the bows is they have the adhesive already on the back of them.  You just peel of a little piece of paper and stick it right onto your project.  Easy Peasy!

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This week has been a little crazy to say the least.  The grand Randall's have been here all week and it has been beyond busy.  I forget how much work little ones are to have around 24 hours a day.  I am used to at 5:00pm they go home and I have the evening of quiet with Mr. Wonderful and myself and sometimes Erica if she isn't working.  I had planned on working at night when they are sleeping, except they wanted me on the same level as them.  I didn't have to be in the same room, but I had to be on the same level.  Well, it is a little hard to work in my craft room, which is in the basement, when I am up on the top level.  So, needless to say, I didn't get hardly anything done with my Stampin' Up! business this week.  

I had these grand plans of having a lot of blog post of the new products, Instagram and Facebook post and that just did not happen.  I am working on trying to get caught up with everything tonight and this weekend.  I appreciate all of you understanding and being patient with me.  I have so much to share with you and can't wait.  On top of that, I have a workshop on Sunday that I haven't even started getting ready for, but at least I know what we are going to be doing, which is very helpful.  

One good thing is it is suppose to be really hot here this weekend, so it will be nice in cool in my basement while I am crafting away.  

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.

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My favorite retiring products card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic stamp set item #135350, Papillon Potpourri stamp set #123759, Flower Shop stamp set #130942, Petite Petals stamp set #133155, designed by Stampin Scrapper, please see more card and gift ideas at stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This card is full of retiring stamp sets, but there is a new product on it.  Do you see it?  I used the retiring stamp sets Kinda Eclectic, Papillon Potpourri and Petite Petals.  The Flower Shop stamp set is in the new catalog along with the new beautiful 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight. 

To make this card fast and easy I used 3 punches, the Elegant Butterfly and Petite Petals, which are retiring, and the Pansy punch.  I just love punches, how about you?

To make this card you will need the following products:

Pear Pizzazz Cardstock #131201

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Dapper Denim Cardstock #141414

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • scrap for the butterfly

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • pieces for the flowers and butterfly

The flowers and butterfly are great for using up your scraps of your Whisper White cardstock.  It makes me happy when I can use a bunch of my scraps of paper.  I hate to waste the paper, so I use it until there is just a little bit left.  

The little flowers are adhered to the big flower with snail adhesive and then they are popped with a dimensional.  The Dapper Denim butterfly is attached to the white paper with snail too.  I then used glue dots on the center of the stamped butterfly.  I wanted the wings to look like they were flying.     

CoffeeandChatStampinScrapperJoyceWhitman2Do you have fun plans this weekend?  We have a very busy weekend in our household.  Mr. Wonderful is headed to Texas today to help Emily pack up her apartment and her classroom.  She is moving to a new apartment in July and has to pack up her whole classroom and take everything home.  Needless to say, they will be getting a storage unit this weekend.  Erica is busy working all weekend, so if you are in the area stop into her work and say hi.  

I have different commitments all weekend, but most of my weekend will be in my stampin studio!  Nobody will be home, so I will be able to get a lot done for my two stamp camps on Thursday and Friday next week and my open house next Saturday.  I am so excited to be able to just stamp, stamp and stamp some more.  

We have a crazy busy June and July this year, so I am going to try and get a lot of things done ahead of time.  

If you are available on Saturday, please stop in for my open house for the new catalog!  It will be from 9:00am-12:00pm on June 3rd.  We will be making two make and takes, door prizes, samples of some of the new products and food.  I am hoping Mr. Wonderful will make the food for me again.  He is such a good cook.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!

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Click HERE for the retiring list of products.  

Retiring accessories and tools will only be available while supplies last.

Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

after that it will be while supplies last.

All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

 

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In The Meadow

stampin up, Stampin' Up! In The Meadow #140754, Wood Textures DSP #144177,  designed and created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is one of the cards that I made for my display for OnStage back in April.  I was given the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and I added the In The Meadow stamp set.  This was such a fun card to make as I used the masking technique.  

This card is another one where I used old and new products together. The stamp set, In The Meadow, is going to retire at the end of them month, but the designer series paper will be in the new annual catalog.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 5"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack #144177

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

I had mentioned earlier that I had used the masking technique on this card.  With the masking technique you cover up the section you don't want ink on.  On this card I used the 1 inch circle punch and punched out a piece of post it note.  You will want to make sure you punch out the section that has the sticky on it.  This will help keep the paper in place.  

I took the piece that I had punched out the circle out of and laid it down on my small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock where I wanted the sun to go.  I then sponged inside of the circle with So Saffron and very light with the Calypso Coral inks.  I just went on the edge of the circle with the Calypso Coral and did not apply very much pressure.  I wanted it to be very light.  

I took that off and put on the circle that I had punched out and stuck it on top of the sun.  I then sponged around the sun and other places on the paper with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.  I removed the circle when I was finished and stamped my images with our Basic Black Archival ink.  To highlight areas of the mountains and trees I used our Chalk Marker.  

I am in love with the new Wood Textures DSP and I think you will be too.  There are so many different colors for white washed to real dark. There is also a couple of pieces like the one I used on the above card.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

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Tin of Cards/Gorgeous Grunge Card

Stampin Up Stampin' Up! Tin of Cards #138946, Gorgeous Grunge #130517,  Daisy Delight #143669, Daisy Punch #143713, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3 D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have used both the Gorgeous Grunge and Tin of Cards stamp sets so much that I think I might be wearing them out.  I will definitely miss both of these stamp sets.   They were my go to stamp sets when I would design cards.  

Did you notice the Daisy? Really, how could you not!  LOL  This is a new punch and I absolutely love it!   I have used it so much already.  I like mixing the old with the new at this time of year.  

To make this card you will need the following products.  

Pool Party Cardstock #122924

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Pear Pizzazz Cardstock #131201

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Powder Pink Cardstock #144244 (this will not be available until June 1, 2017)

  • 2 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • scrap for 1/2" circle

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5" for the front of the card
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

I used 3 images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I started off stamping the one image in Pear Pizzazz, then the small dots with Pool Party and finishing up with the bigger stamp with lots of little dots in Powder Pink.  The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set and is stamped with the Basic Black Archival ink.  

To make the flower I punched out two of the flowers using the Daisy Punch.  I used snail adhesive to adhere them and then used a dimensional to attach it to my card.  I added a 1/2" circle using Basic Black cardstock.  

On the inside of the card and on the envelope I used a stamp that has 3 little daisies and stamped it with Powder Pink Ink on the bottom of each.  

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I am so excited for tomorrow!!!  Do you remember me telling you that my roommate from OnStage in April was not able to make it because of weather?  Well, tomorrow she is coming here to stamp all day!!!! We have been texting, emailing and talking with each other since January, but have never met in person.  Now, tomorrow we get to spend the whole day playing with our new products.  I can't wait!!! We are going to have so much fun!

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Retiring accessories and tools will only be available while supplies last.

Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

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All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

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Traveler Masculine Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Traveler stamp set #134513, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set #130517, Birthday Blossoms stamp set #139471, Thick Very Vanilla Baker's Twine #138411, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 

I needed a card for Mr. Wonderful's brother, so I went through the retiring stamp sets to see which one would be perfect for him.  I decided on the Traveler along with the Gorgeous Grunge and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  I am going to miss the first two stamp sets as they are retiring at the end of the month.  The Birthday Blossoms stamp set will still be in the new catalog.  Yay!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut 2 at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4" one for front of the card and one for inside the card
  • cut at 3" x 3 1/4"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4" one for front of the card and one for inside the card
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 3"
  • cut at 2" x 2 1/4" for the suitcase

The first thing to do to make this card is to use the strip stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set and Crumb Cake ink.  I first inked up my stamp and then stamped off before stamping on to my paper. Stamped off means you will first stamp on a scrap piece of paper and then onto your paper you are using for your card.  This gives it a lighter stamped image.  Stamp the strips all the way down and don't worry that they don't go to the edge.  Then, stamp the train onto the medium sized Very Vanilla paper and the suitcase on the smallest paper.  

I then took a Stampin' Sponge and inked it up with Crumb Cake ink and sponged all the sides of the paper with the lines and train on it.  If you want to you can use it on the suitcase too.  After you fussy cut the suitcase I recommend you go around the edges lightly.  This is so you don't see any of the areas that you might not have cut up to the stamped image.

I used dimensionals to put on my big Early Espresso paper because of the Thick Baker's Twine.  Otherwise, it will have a bump under the twine. I also used dimensionals on the suitcase.  

On the inside of the card I used the "Happy Birthday" stamp from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.  I also, stamped the suitcase on the left hand corner and on my envelope.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope everyone has a Terrific Thursday!

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Tarnished Foil Technique

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Thoughts and Prayers #127805, Woodland Embossing Folder #139673, 1/4" Copper Trim, Stazon On Ink #101406, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Copper Embossing Powder #141636, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I saw this card by Melissa Kerman on Pinterest when I was looking for different techniques to do for my class.  I thought, oh my, I could never make that.  But, I did!!!  The technique is called tarnished foil and it is not difficult to make, just quite a few steps.  I found a wonderful step by step tutorial on splitcoaststampers.com by Melissa on how to make this card.  Click HERE for her directions.  

I don't usually send you to another website for directions, but she does such a wonderful job and has a video with it.  I haven't started doing videos yet, and with this card I think it is very helpful.  

Here is another picture of two of them that I made and neither one of them is the same.  They will all look just a little different, which is something I like.  

 

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/impressionsoftarnishedfoil/

To make the card you will need the following products:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 1/8 x 3 7/8

Soft Suede Cardstock #115318

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 1 5/8" x 5 3/8"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

Silver Foil Sheets #132178

  • cut at 3" x 3 3/4"

You probably have noticed a new product on this card.  It is the 1/4" Copper Trim that I wrapped around the card.  It is such a wonderful product.  

CoffeeandChatStampinScrapperJoyceWhitman2We had a busy weekend with the grand Randall's.  There parents were gone to a wedding so we got to spend the whole weekend with them.  We had so much fun!  We went to the park on Friday night and I am not sure who was the bigger kid, the kids or Mr. Wonderful.  We came home and had our movie and popcorn and off to bed!  

On Saturday we went to Sam's and they found this really neat sidewalk chalk kit.  There are pieces that look like ice cream.  Yum! They had a lot of fun playing with that and getting all dirty.  Isn't that what kids are suppose to do?  

For lunch we went to see Erica at work.  They thought that was the best thing ever,   Blysse, the youngest, had a hard time figuring out why Erica couldn't carry her around.  

On Sunday we took them to church with us and it was a special day for another one of my daycare angels.  Knox was dedicated!  What a perfect day, Mother's Day to do that.  He is just so precious!  

Here are some pictures of our fun weekend. 

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Here is the picture of the sidewalk chalk.  It is so yummy looking, so good that the kids wanted to eat them.  LOL

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

 

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Black Magic Technique using Grateful Bunch

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Birthday Blossoms #139471, Black Magic Technique, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 

Black Magic!!!  Hmmm, what makes it magic?  You get to color on black paper with watercolor pencils and it shows!  This is such a stunning technique and an easy one too!  That is the best kind.  

I have used one of our retiring stamp sets for the flower, Grateful Bunch.  It is the perfect flower for this technique.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock #115316:

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4: x 5 1/4" this is for inside of the card

To make the black magic happen you first start by stamping your image with White Craft Stampin Ink #101731.  This product is on the retired list, but will be coming back in the new catalog reformulated. It will come to you with no ink in the pad, you will ink it with the refill.  

You then you your heat tool to dry and set the image.   This step is very important, because if your image is not dry it is going to smear when you go to color it.  I used our Watercolor Pencils when I colored mine.  You can see in the picture below a close up of the flower.  You can see my coloring a lot better.  

I used the Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry pencils.  I first started coloring the whole image lightly with the Daffodil Delight.  I needed a base color to cover the image.   Then I used the Rich Razzleberry around the center of the flower to give my flower some depth.  

After that I colored with the Melon Mambo pencil starting by overlapping a little bit with the Rich Razzleberry.  I then took the Melon Mambo and went up one side of my petal.  The center of the flower was colored with the Pumpkin Pie pencil.  To give it a little bit of sparkle, I put Wink of Stella on the center of the flower.  Because I was going over watercolor pencils, you will need to clean off the tip of your Wink of Stella on a piece of scrap paper or paper towel. 

 

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Birthday Blossoms #139471, Black Magic Technique, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is a fun technique where you can add a lot of color to dark paper. 

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great week!

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