Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Time

And here we have another project from Amy Storrie’s group meeting that again uses a stamp set that I do not have.  Fortunately for me, just about everything Amy used on this card is available for FREE as part of Sale-A-Bration with every $50.00 purchase (before taxes and shipping) so when I get around to ordering those other items that I now must have I can add these Pandas on for FREE!

These Party Pandas are very popular and if you have been looking at cards on Pinterest or Splitcoast Stampers then you likely have seen your fair share of projects featuring these cuties.  I have to confess that I was not that impressed with the set from seeing prior projects, but Amy’s card uses just the right balance of color, embellishments and bold stamping that makes this a must have set for me.  Without further delay, here is today’s card:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any measurements or design elements of this card do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

A True Gentleman

Just when I thought I had everything I wanted from the Occasions Catalog, Amy Storrie came up with a project using a suite of products I do not have.  Today’s card uses items from the True Gentleman Suite which I now must have.  At this rate I will own everything in the catalog before the end of May!

This suite of products is the perfect solution if you struggle to create masculine cards for the men in your life.  Here is today’s card to show you exactly what I mean:

I’m not sure what I love the most about this suite, but the wood buttons and corduroy ribbon is right at the top.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions about the measurements or design elements of this card do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

Heartfelt Petal Passion

I still have many projects left to share with you from Amy Storrie’s group meetings — about another week’s worth actually!  Each one is my favorite (which means I can’t pick just one) and I hope you are enjoying seeing them as much as I did making them.

Today’s project uses some items from the Petal Passion Suite and the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set that is FREE with any $50 purchase (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration (until March 31, 2018).

I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink when stamping my blossom, but if I make this layout again I likely will switch to a lighter color, perhaps Smoky Slate.  To me the flower is just a little too dark; either my ink pad was too wet or I simply over inked the stamp.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding measurements or any other design elements of this card do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

Petal Palette Love

Even if you are one of those stampers who has declared “enough with the flower stamp sets already” you will find the Petal Passion Suite irresistible.  When looking at the suite in the Occasions Catalog you may say to yourself “that’s cute but I don’t really need that” — I know, because I did.  But when you see the amazing projects made using these products you will say to yourself “I MUST HAVE EVERYTHING IN THIS SUITE!”  (I just realized I don’t have the embossing folders — oh my, what to do!)

Here is today’s project from Amy Storrie’s group meeting that uses the stamp set and thinlits bundle, embossing folder and DSP from the suite:

The best thing about this suite is that the designer series paper is black and white.  You can simply use it “as is” or add color to it with any number of coloring techniques including Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, WaterColor Pencils, Classic Inks and Aqua Painters, brayers … or any combination thereof.  Of course I used Stampin’ Blends to color mine!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

Here are the dimensions for the paper pieces:

  • The Daffodil Delight cardstock = 4.00″ x 5.25″
  • The Whisper White die cut circle = 3.00″ in diameter
  • The Petal Passion DSP = 4.00″ x 1.50″

If you have any other questions regarding the design elements of this card do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

Fruit Basket Calendar for 2018

Do you wish you had a little desk top calendar made from some of the brightly colored designer series paper offered by Stampin’ Up!?  Well you can make one for yourself rather easily if you have the right supplies, tools and a little guidance.  With the help of Amy Storrie I have one to share with you today:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this oh so cute calendar which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

The dimensions of the papers are as follows:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock = 4.25″ x 11.00″ (scored at 5.50″)
  • Crumb Cake cardstock = 4.00″ x 4.00″ (scored at 2.00″) *
  • Lemon Lime Twist (for scallop) = 5.50″ x 1.50″
  • Lemon Lime Twist (for mat piece) = 3.00″ x 3.50″
  • Tutti-Frutti DSP (pineapple design) = 5.50″ x 1.00″
  • Tutti-Frutti DSP (yellow stripe) = 3.00″ x 2.00″
  • Whisper White cardstock (piece stamped “hello”) = 2.25″ x 1.25″

*To be attached to inside of card at bottom on both sides as shown below:

If you have any questions on assembling the parts, do not hesitate to ask.  All papers were adhered using fast fuse.  (The mini calendar books are not from Stampin’ Up! and I am not sure where Amy purchased these.)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda