Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper Card


Welcome Dreamers and Friends to the Klubhouse. I have been busy creating with new products from our NEW Annual Catalog! It is full of fun stuff!  I have again gathered with my fellow demonstrators from around the globe in The Crafty Collaborations group to bring you a Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.

Our theme is to use  Designer Series Paper (DSP). I made my card using DSP as my focal point. I only  purchased the Fresh As a Daisy paper in my pre-order. Watching my finances, since I am just a bit more than a hobby demonstrator! The stamp set can wait!
 I wanted to use the sweet Bubble Bath cardstock and it picked up color from the floral disc of the daisy. I tried it with the new Moody Mauve cardstock and it became too moody!

I used Basic White Cardstock as my base, cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored and folded at 4-1/4".
Cut Bubble Bath Cardstock 4-1/8" x 5-3/8". Adhere to base.
Cut DSP 3-7/8" x 5-1//8". 
Wrap 10" of Linen Thread around DSP two times and tie in a bow close to right edge, as shown.
Stamp sentiment with Momento Ink. Die cut with Stylish Shapes circle die, keeping words closer to one edge. Use next larger circle die to cut a piece of vellum. Adhere vellum over Linen Thread in center. Pop up sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals and center on vellum. 
I fussy cut the flower from DSP and popped it on the edge of the sentiment.  Scattered some bling & it was done! 
    I hope you enjoyed my card and remember to use your DSP as the focal point of your next project!  I know you have TONS of it!  Now let's hop  over to the next blog. 

I'm Dreamin' of more stamping time....you keep Dreamin' too!

Saturday, May 06, 2023

Dry Embossing with Seaside Bay Dies


Welcome back  Dreamers! I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday than hopping around reading about stamping! And new techniques are my favorite. Even if you have done this a lot, EVERYONE'S card is different! The ladies I hop with are, as the sign says, all around the world!  So after you read mine, jump to the next and grab more inspiration!
   As the title says we are doing "Dry Embossing with Dies"! This blew my mind the first time I saw it.
Basically you need paper, dies, and a die cut machine. I love my Stampin' Cut & Emboss, because they took the guesswork out of the platform sandwich. Love It!

    I used a returning die & stamp bundle, Seaside Bay. I paired it with returning Grey Granite Cardstock & the new Pebble Path. Such a great combination. My Designer Series Paper is from a sheet of the New Fresh as a Daisy. I used the square in the bottom left!
I have made a PDF for you to download with all the dimensions and links to purchase products to complete your project.  https://tinyurl.com/ms628vz6  

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it. Leave me a note if you make it...I would love to see yours!  Be sure to drop by the next blog...you will love it.  

I'm Dreamin' of all the great New stamps in the Catalog....you keep Dreamin' too!

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

A Zany Zoo Birthday!


Welcome Dreamers!  Here I am in another Blog Hop with the stampers from Crafty Collaborations. This group has inspired me by the styles & skills they share!  I dream that you will grab your favorite beverage, close the office door (or snuggle up on your couch) and spend an hour reading these blogs. May you find great inspiration from them.
   All over the crafting world, we are getting sneak peaks at sets from the NEW Annual Catalog. I am excited to start playing with these. Stampin' Up! tipped our color world upside down with the color refresh. So many changes.  I will admit that the In Colors for 2023-2025 are a bit challenging for this Brights Gal. I have, by working with them, become quite comfortable with the richness of them. Pebble Path & I are going to be great friends!

  My card today is a type of pop up card. I got to play with my Zany Zoo Suite. This fun suite offers our zoo favorites doing some of their favorite activities: dancing, singing, knitting, exploring nature, going for a bike ride & celebrating all our special events!                                       The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is adorable with lots of action on the fronts and black & white patterns on the reverse sides. I like the opportunity to be able to color with my Stampin' Blends to match my card!  I chose not to today, keeping a black/white theme with pops of color. I love the way it turned out.
For my base I used the new Lemon Lime Twist. Or should I say the "old" color? 
t has come back to us. Balmy Blue with a border of black makes the 
front panel pop from the background. Instead of stamping Mr. Racoon, I cut him from the DSP. The balloons were already colored in. Very Artsy! 
 A  look at the inside reveals the "pop up" feature.  More DSP and some fussy cutting finished it off! 

This set is my featured Suite for May and you can watch me make it and 2 more cards on 
Tuesday, May 16 in my monthly 2nd Tuesday Event on Facebook. Click here for more information!

I'm Dreamin' of a great Klass....you keep Dreamin' too!

Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper Card

  Welcome Dreamers and Friends to the Klubhouse. I have been busy creating with new products from our NEW Annual Catalog! It is full of fun ...