Weekly Deals – Trust Me – You Don’t Want to Miss Them!

I have been thinking about purchasing the Hamburger Box die for quite a while.  There are so many great ideas using this die that are easily found on many websites.  And, now, that the die is on sale — well, I’m definitely going to get it!

Take a look at the deals that Stampin’ Up! has this week.  They are pretty awesome.  Click on any picture below, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy Stamping!

Rose Wonder – Birthday Card

I hope you are enjoying the amazing cards posted by NC Demos in our March blog hop.  You have probably just come from Sharon Maranich’s blog.  She is an amazing, talented stamper.  Thanks for continuing your blog hop and stopping by to see my card.

This is the third card that I have posted this week that features the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set to create the fun background for the card.  There is so much artistic freedom and creativity in being able to stamp your own backgrounds.  There are no rules and just a lot of fun!  If you haven’t experimented with creating your own backgrounds, give it a try.  Warning:  You’ll get hooked really quickly!

My card is pictured below.  Step-by-step instructions are also provided as well as a list of products that I used to make the card.

Be sure to continue your tour of the NC Demos March blog hop.  You will continue to see work from very talented artists.  I’m honored to be part of the group.  All blog hop participants are listed at the end of this post.

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  1. A crumb cake note card and corresponding envelope  (Annual catalog, pg 149) are used as the base.
  2. The card front is a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock cut to 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”.
  3. Use the Timeless Textures stamp set (Occasions Catalog, pg 29) to create the background for the card front.  Experiment with the stamps in this set and Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, and Mossy Meadow inks to design your background.  Warning:  This stamp set is addictive!
  4. Stamp the leaves from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Mossy Meadow, as shown, on the card front.
  5. Add a second set of the leaves to the card front.  The second set is made from the leaf die in the Rose Garden Thinlits Die collection using a piece of DSP from the Botanical Gardens collection (Occasions Catalog, pg 27).  Adhere the die cut leaves as shown.  The two-way glue pen (Annual Catalog, pg 156) works well to adhere the die cuts.
  6. Stamp the outline stamp from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink onto a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock.  Stamp “Happy Birthday” from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Tip Top Taupe in the middle of the frame.
  7. Cut the frame image using the corresponding die from the Rose Garden Thinlits Die collection.
  8. Wrap a piece of Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine (Annual Catalog, pg 158) around the middle of the card front, and adhere to the back with tape.
  9. Use dimensionals to adhere the card front to the card base.
  10. Finish the card by adding the sentiment.  Dimensionals cut in half work well to ensure the sentiment is firmly adhered around the twine.

Products used to make the card:

 

Listed below are the NC Demos who are participating in the March blog hop:

Elaine Brown – http://www.papercraftsbyelaine.com/2016/03/happy-birthday-made-easy-with-su.html

Tamra Davis – http://www.thecardladies.com/nc-demos-blog-hop-yay-its-your-birthday

Jo Anne Hewins – http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2016/03/its-my-party-birthday.html

Amy Ingram – http://amysbarn.blogspot.com/2016/03/nc-demo-march-blog-hop-featuring.html

Michelle Irinyi – http://www.weebly.com/weebly/apps/readDraft.php?draftId=760874968666393688&userId=12843576

Melissa Kerman – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/thecraftingtreehouse/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/60800/entry/nc_demos_blog_hop_birthday

Tracie Langley – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_february_blog_hop

Sharon Maranich – http://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2016/03/happy-birthday-blog-hop.html

Laurie Meier – http://stampedgreetings.com/rose-wonder-nc-su-demos-march-blog-hop/

Sue Root – http://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2016/03/nc-su-demos-birthdays-blog-hop.html

Pam Staples – http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1iA

Lisa Tedder – http://creatingwithlisa.com/nc-demo-blog-hop-freezer-paper-technique/

 

Rose Wonder – Thank You Card

Remember:  One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities

As promised, here is the second design idea using the Rose Wonder stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  [If you haven’t seen the first design, be sure to check out this post – Rose Wonder – Wedding Card]

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This design is one that can be altered very easily to accommodate many different dies that I bet you already have in your supply stash.  This was the second card that was made at our recent stamp club meeting.  It was a huge hit and fun to make.  Here are the step-by-step instructions:

  1. A whisper white note card and corresponding envelope  (Annual catalog, pg 149) are used as the base.
  2. The base for the front of the card is a piece of white cardstock cut to 3 ½ x 4 ½.
  3. The DSP is the Love Blossoms paper stack cut to ¾” x 4.  Adhere the DSP to the front left side of the note card.  Trim off the excess from the back.
  4. Use your choice of stamps from the Timeless Textures stamp set (Occasions Catalog, pg 29) to create a background on the card front.  Use Brushing Bride ink for the color.
  5. Die cut the rose from Rose Red card stock.  The die is from the Rose Garden Thinlits dies collection.
  6. Use the largest die in the collection to cut leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  7. Glue the rose die cut to a piece of 3” x 3” Blushing Bride cardstock.  The two-way glue pen (Annual catalog, pg 156) works well to adhere the die cut.  Trim around the edges of the die cut rose to get a stained glass effect, as pictured.  Repeat this process for the leaves, by gluing them to a piece of 3” x 4” Old Olive cardstock.  Both leaf pieces will fit on the Old Olive piece.
  8. Stamp “Thank You” from the Rose Wonder stamp set in black ink in the top right corner of the card front.
  9. Adhere a piece of Rose Red cardstock behind the left side of the card front to add a thin piece of color.
  10. Adhere the rose and leaf pieces as you would like.
  11. Use dimensionals to adhere the card front to the note card.
  12. A corresponding piece of DSP from the Love Blossoms paper stack is a great way to dress up the liner for the envelope.

The Timeless Textures stamp set is now my favorite go-to set to make fun backgrounds.  You will easily get addicted to this set – just a friendly warning!

Here are the supplies I used to create the card pictured above.  Check your cardstock supplies to see what colors you have for the flowers and leaves.  You’re absolutely going to love the Rose Wonder and Timeless Textures stamp sets – trust me on that!

Happy Stamping!

Weekly Deals – Elegance is the Theme

Be sure to check out the amazing deals that Stampin’ Up! has this week.  If you love adding just the right embellishments to your projects, you are going to love these deals.  I always keep a few extra packages of pearls handy.  They add just the perfect finish for so many cards.

Click on any weekly deal item shown below to go to my on-line store.  You don’t want these deals to pass you by!

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Happy Stamping!

Rose Wonder – Wedding Card

Remember:  One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities!

I’m really excited to share three different card designs using the Rose Wonder stamp set and the corresponding Rose Garden thinlits die collection.  What a fun combination of products from the Occasions Catalog!  The cards were featured at our recent Stamp Club.

Today, I’ll be sharing the wedding card pictured below.  I hope you agree that the design is elegantly simple and stunning.  I’ll share the other two cards in separate postings this week.

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Rose Wonder – Wedding Card

There are so many ways that you could use this design and make cards for other occasions – birthdays, sympathy, thinking of you, feel better soon – just to name a few.  Also, think about how you could customize the colors that you use to make your card.  The base of the card could be any color, and the color behind the words can be changed as well.  The possibilities are endless.

One of the subtle touches that I really like about this card is the black cardstock that is behind the white card front.  Notice that you only see the black cardstock on the sides of the white card front and not on the top and bottom.  That is intentional and gives a little pop to the design.  The rhinestone accents also add a little bling!

Here are the directions to make the card:

  1. The Rose Wonder stamp set from the Occasions Catalog is featured in this card.
  2. The base is a piece of Hello Honey cardstock cut to 11” x 4 ¼” and scored at 5 ½” on the 11” side.
  3. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5 ¼” x 4” to make the front panel.  Note:  The piece will be cut down to 4” x 5” after stamping.
  4. On the front panel, stamp the large rose and leaves image from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Memento black in as shown.  Crop the front panel to 5” length by trimming 1/8” from each side.
  5. Adhere the front panel to a piece of black cardstock cut to 5 ¼” x 4.  Note:  The black border will be visible only on the sides of the front panel.
  6. Adhere the black cardstock to the card base using dimensionals.
  7. Using a piece of DSP from the Botanical Gardens collection (Occasions Catalog, pg 27), stamp the outline stamp and “Wedding Wishes” from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Memento Black ink.
  8. Cut the sentiment out using the corresponding die from the Rose Garden Thinlits Die collection.
  9. Adhere the sentiment to the card front and decorate as desired using Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Annual Catalog, pg 160).

Supplies that I used to make the card are pictured.  Click on any picture below to go to my on-line store.

Product List

Happy Stamping!