Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Beauty Abounds Forever Lovely Bundle


It's high time for some Valentine cards. The season goes by so quickly and I wanted a chance to play some more with my Valentine's sets. I had an idea to combine background bokeh images from the Beauty Abounds stamp set with the Forever Lovely bundle to come up with a  pretty combination for Valentine's Day. Both these stamp sets are gorgeous with delicate images and the Lovely Flowers Edgelit Dies, which are bundled with with the Forever Lovely stamp set, has some exquisite die cuts to go with them.


  • Layered on the Crumb Cake card base is a panel of All My Love Designer Series Paper. Then another background layer is stamped on the Whisper White panel on top of that. The sentiments from Forever Lovely were stamped in Lovely Lipstick. Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody were stamped off one or two times and used to stamp the two bokeh stamps. (The bubbles you can see in the background. Flirty Flamingo was used for the hearts, also from the Forever Lovely set.
  • The Stamparatus came in very handy for positioning the Soft Sea Foam foliage around the Lovely Lipstick flowers on the cross panel. This is because you could secure the panel with the flowers already stamped on, with the Stamparatus magnets, then position the uninked stamp face down exactly where you want it right on the panel before picking it up with the Stamparatus plate. Then you can ink it up and stamp, confident it's going to be exactly where you want it. 
  • Stamp a couple of the larger flowers in Flirty Flamingo and die cut them with Lovely Flowers Edgelit Dies, along with stamped leaves and foliage die cut from Soft Sea Foam. Add them to the cross panel using Glue Dots.
  • Heart Epoxy Droplets, coloured with Stampin' Blends Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody, dark shades, were added as shown for accents.

I've already had several new team members who have taken advantage of the amazing deal with the the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration. How does $225 worth of any current Stampin' Up! product you want for only $135, FREE SHIPPING, sound to you! Yeah! It's an amazing deal. You can't really afford to pass it, even if you have no intention of selling. You still get a minimum of 5 months with a 20% discount on your favourite products.

If you're in Canada, go to my top menu and select "Join My Team" and follow the prompts! You can't lose!


 Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$7.25

Monday, January 14, 2019

Lasting Lily on a Bad Day


It's been another one of those days - those days where the cardstock won't cut straight, where you smudge ink from an unknown source somewhere on your fingers just as you're finishing up your project, where you are gluing your layers together and they won't go on straight the first time no matter how carefully you try, and even using the Stamparatus, the mat moves the paper a smidge and you get a slight edge. I couldn't believe it! It took four attempts to finally get one I could use and even that wasn't perfect, but I'd had enough! I liked the design, but holy moly - the execution was a killer.  (See what I did there? lol)

And let me be clear - it was NOT the stamps' fault. The klutziness was all with me. Do you ever have days like that? Where you begin to wonder if your thumbs are, indeed, opposable? Anyway, the stamp set I want to feature today is from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and it's called Lasting Lily. As you may have guessed, it's a DistINKtive stamp set, meaning that the stamp gives different opacities of ink due to the surface composition. It's also a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward that you can earn with a $120 purchase.


  • I started with a watercolour wash on Shimmery White cardstock using Soft Sea Foam and an Aqua Painter, then a second layer of Mossy Meadow, drying in between with the Heat Tool.
  • I stamped the stems and leaves using Mossy Meadow and regular acrylic blocks with the paper on a Stampin' Pierce Mat.
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the lilies themselves in Highland Heather. The Stamparatus did a good job with the DistINKtive aspect of the stamps, letting you see the details of the image clearly, even when needy more than one stamping.
  • I cut down the panel when I was done, to 2 3/4" x 4" so that you could see the texture from the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder in Crumb Cake cardstock behind it.
  • The sentiment, also from the Lasting Lily stamp set, is die cut with one of the Stitched Label Framelits. Old Olive Linen Thread creates the small bow to finish off the card.
  • The card base is Gorgeous Grape with the next panel Whisper White.

Here's Natalie from the Home Office with some information about Cling Stamps that I thought you might be interested in:
           


Suite Shares

I have completed one round of Suite Shares, but will do another round if there is interest. Click on the link to find out more:  Suite Shares


 Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$41.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00
Stamparatus
[146276]
$67.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$7.25

Friday, January 11, 2019

More of the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits with SAB Foil Sheets


Quick post tonight as I have come through two days of Technique Classes and major back/neck pain that gets worse at the computer, so my time here is limited before I have to move to prevent a migraine. I wanted to use the Basic Black cardstock and the Lovely Lipstick Butterflies I die cut on Wednesday in an actual card to show you.

I used a fairly simple design, mainly because those butterflies take up the whole dang page! The Designer Series Paper behind them is from the All My Love series. The bottom layer of the butterflies is made from the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are part of the Sale-A-Bration reward Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets. You can earn them simply by purchasing $60 in one order before tax & shipping.


  • I die cut the Basic Black overlay from Basic Black cardstock backed with  a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet. It's a little harder to die cut, but so much easier to adhere to the foil that way.
  • The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays and it's stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and punched out with the Modern Label Punch. The same shape is punch also from Basic Black cardstock and snipped in half so it can extend over the two ends of the Whisper White. 
That is basically all there is to it.


You still have some time to get in on my Suite Shares from the the Occasions Catalogue. What are Suite Shares? With Suite Shares, I offer you a half share of all the paper, ribbon and embellishments that are part of one particular suite in the new Occasions Catalogue. That way you get enough to work with, all the products coordinate, you only choose the suites you really like and you have the option of adding the stamp set and tool bundle to your share and earn Sale-A-Bration rewards and a special treat from me, if you do. The shares themselves are very affordable, so you can afford to do more than one if you would like to.
For more details and how to sign up for the shares, click here: Suite Shares!


Question: What's the best deal in the Catalogue during Sale-A-Bration?
Answer: Without a doubt - the Starter Kit! $135 gets you $225 worth of products, no shipping fee, plus at least 5 months of 20% discounts on your orders and dozens of other benefits.

PLUS: Add an extra $40 and get the top quality Crop & Carry Tote bag (worth $68), exclusively available to new Stampin' Up! recruits!
 

























Question: How do I get the Starter Kit?
Answer: Look at the top of my blog and find the "Join My Team" button. Click on that and follow the prompts. Make a list of the $225 worth of products you would like to have for only $135. You can choose any current products you like!


I'd love to have you join my Papercraft Cats Team! Contact me with any questions you might have. 




 Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00