Friday, February 12, 2016

Fun with Flowers Week: Enjoy the Little Things Card

I love these new Botanical Builder Framelits Dies so much, so I've been challenging myself to come up with different ways to show off the dies.  And it's really been a blast!  

Like I did for the other two cards I shared with you earlier this week--Hello My Friend Floral Card and Happiest of Birthdays to You Card--I used the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Botanical Builders Framelits Dies as my foundation but changed the stamp set for the sentiment.  


For this card, I used the Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set for my sentiment.  This set has some great sentiments.  Don't sleep on it, my friends.


This card came together very quickly after I die cut my sentiment and its base, and then the flowers and leaves.  Then, instead of just adding the patterned paper onto my card base, I also added a  4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Whisper White Cardstock under it to add a bit contrast.  I really made the card base "pop."


I really hope you like this card and want to make one of your own.  Either way, I hope that my projects this week have made you want some Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Botanical Builders Framelits Dies of your own, if you don't already have them.  They're simply a must-have if you like making beautiful cards with fabulous flowers!

You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create this card below.  Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.

P.S.  If you'd like to know where I got my fancy-pants measuring skills above, I got them from my Victor Easy Read Ruler.  Can't craft without it!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fun with Flowers Week: Happiest of Birthdays to You & TUTORIAL!

In case you don't already know this about me, I LOVE flower dies!  This must be true for a lot of stampers and crafters because Stampin' Up! comes up with a new set of floral dies every year that I, my fellow demonstrators and my customers just adore.  And this is exactly the case for the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  I.LOVE.THEM!

Here's a little crafting math for you:  
What do you get when you combine the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies?  One GREAT card!  (At least I think so!)


I just LOVE the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper!  It screams "Let's have some fun with flowers!"


Does this design look familiar?  If you've been following me here for a while, it should.  I CASE'd it (Copy And Share Everything) from one of my previous designs, the Happy Blooming Birthday Card (July 2014) and You Make Me Happy Card (January 2014).   


The color combinations in this paper are bright and bold but also soft and pretty.  I just love how this card turned out!

Want to make one of your own?  Then here's what you'll need to do below.

THE STEPS ::
  1. Cut a floral 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card front from a piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  Cut a striped 3" x 4" piece of paper from a piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  Cut a 1" x 5" strip of Mossy Meadow Cardstock and a polka dot 1" x 4-3/4" strip from a piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.
  2. Stamp sentiment "Happiest of Birthdays to You" on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies.  Die cut a piece of cardstock one size larger than sentiment piece from Blushing Bride Cardstock.
  3. Die cut two flowers and a flower center from Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  4. On a 4-1/4" x 11" Watermelon Wonder Cardstock card base, adhere floral card front.  Adhere Mossy Meadow strip, then striped piece, then polka dot piece.  
  5. Adhere sentiment piece on top of Blushing Bride die cut piece.  Then adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Layer flowers with adhesive of your choice and adhere near top left of sentiment piece with one Stampin' Dimensional.
  7. Finish off card with three (3) Gold Sequin Trim.

You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create this card below.  Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.


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Monday, February 8, 2016

Fun with Flowers Week: Hello My Friend

Boy, does time fly!  It's already February, and I still have yet to play with a good chunk of my Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration goodies.  
So, before we say goodbye to the Hello Stamp Set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure (pg. 19) on February 15th, I made sure to pull it out and see what I could come up with.  And I'm happy to say that this Hello My Friend Floral Card is one of my favorite creations to date.


Using the Hello Stamp Set, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, this beauty came to life.


For the card front, I layered opposing patterns and colors in the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper to give the look contrast and juxtaposition.  


For the flowers, I layered two of the same die cut flowers--one in Watermelon Wonder and one in Blushing Bride.  I die cut the center from Gold Glimmer Paper.  Lastly, I die cut the leaves from Gold Foil Paper. 

I layered everything and finished the card off with three cupped sequins from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  Love cupped sequins!

Hello 
#141240 (wood), #141243 (clear)

If you like this Hello Stamp Set, then be sure to add it as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item when you place your order of $50 or more.  There are 11 products to select from, including the Hello Stamp Set, but you'll only be able to choose this one until February 15, 2016. 

You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create this card below.  Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.

Be sure to stop by on Wednesday and Friday of this week for more "Fun with Flowers."  It's hard to believe it's been since August 2013 that I hosted Fun with Flowers Week.  Whew!  

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Time's Running Out on These Sale-A-Bration Limited-Time Products!

I LOVE that Stampin' Up! is adding three more Sale-A-Bration products to the FREE product offerings on February 16, 2016!  But that also means that we bid adieu to three fabulous products...  

On February 15, 2016
the following Sale-A-Bration products will retire:


Sky is the Limit 
#141282 (wood), #141349 (clear)



Perfectly Artistic 
Designer Series Paper
#141021



Hello 
#141240 (wood), #141243 (clear)


I sure hope you've had the opportunity to add some of our magnanimous 
2016 Occasions Catalog products to your craft stash!  But if you haven't or you want more, be sure to consider adding one or all of the products above that will be going away forever after February 15th.

With each $50 in products you purchase, you will be able to choose an exclusive Sale-A-Bration product for free!   There are 11 products to select from, including the ones above! 

 NOTE:  Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure are available the entire Sale-A-Bration period (January 5-March 31).  
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit

Have you seen the awesome Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit (OC pg. 33)?  It's 
A M A Z I N G!  I ordered not one...but two...one for my home office and one for my work office.  
I made the first one in a few hours, and in a couple of weeks, some girlfriends and I will get together to make theirs and my second Kit.  Fun, fun!


Included in the Kit is a chalkboard stand with a brushed gold clip and all of the pieces to make 13 interchangeable cards to spread a little joy and cheer throughout the year in your home or office.


I just LOVE this Kit!  Mine is currently displayed in my home office, and I smile every time I see it.  Really!

Before you go, be sure to check out the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit video that Stampin' Up! created.  Brandi does a great job showing you all of the ins and outs of putting your Project Kit together.


So, if your space could use something as bright and sweet as this clipboard and cards, or would if you would like to make one for someone special as a gift, then be sure to check out the supply list below.  

Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Kickoff

On Saturday, January 16th, I held my annual Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Kickoff.  Four of my crafty friends and I got together in my Craft Room to make three amazing cards, and to "ooh" and "aah" over the new 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration products.


Cheryl showing us her beautiful Be Mine Bloomin' Heart Card.

Beckie showing us her gorgeous Be Mine Bloomin' Heart Card.

Beckie putting the finishing touches on her For You Birthday Bouquet Card.

The Kickoff is also an opportunity for me to spoil them with new stuff!  How do you ask?  Well, in their goodie bags, they received $25 in Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog goodies!  The products included:
  • 12 sheets (1 of each design) from the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
  • It's My Party Baker's Twine Combo Pack
  • It's My Party Designer Washi Tape
  • It's My Party Enamel Dots

I put the twine, washi tape and enamel dots in our Gusseted Cellophane Bags, and made cute tags and bag toppers using the Party with Cake Stamp Set, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  The bag toppers are 4" x 4", scored down the center and were adhered onto the bags with a glue runner similar to Fast Fuse.  I put the paper in Stampin' Up! 12" x 12" Craft Keepers (only available to Stampin' Up! demonstrators for purchase).  

The contents of the goodie bags is always a surprise, and this selection of goodies seemed to make their day!  They also got to use those goodies to make our last card, Let's Celebrate...with Cake Card.

The three cards we made have all been featured here on my blog recently.  Just click on the links below each picture to be taken to those posts for more details...and more pictures from the Kickoff too.






We had a BLAST!  And the fun will continue in February and March.  I can't wait and neither can they.

If you missed my fun Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Kickoff and want a "goodie bag" of your own as well as your pick of some fabulous FREE Sale-A-Bration products, you will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create the goodie bags below (minus the Craft Keepers and heart clothespins...I got those at Target in the Dollar Spot section).  AND, you'll get all 48 sheets in the paper stack, not just 12 sheets! 

Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!


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Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Time to Celebrate...with Cake! & A VIDEO!

I'm back with more Occasions Catalog 2016 card making fun!  Are you ready?!  The It's My Party product suite on pages 4-7 in the Occasions Catalog is dripping with bright colored designer series paper, two great stamp sets, fun embellishments, and great tools.  Well, I didn't buy it all, but darn near!

When I asked my girls in December at the Get Crafty with Lisa Holiday Party I threw for them what they wanted to make in class in January, February and March, they said they HAD to make a card with the new Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.  So, when I got my hands on the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, I knew exactly what we'd make at my Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Kickoff.

For this It's Time to Celebrate with Cake Card, I used lots of It's My Party products:
  • Party with Cake Stamp Set
  • It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
  • It's My Party Cardstock Pack
  • Baker's Twine Combo Pack
  • It's My Party Designer Washi Tape
  • Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

The card front is a Lisa Rhine Design (TM) original.  I borrowed it from a card I made for my dad for his birthday back in 2014, It's Your Birthday Dad Card.  It's still being pinned to this day almost weekly on Pinterest, so I thought I'd give it another run.


For the inside of the card, I borrowed my design from one of the cards on page 7 of the Occasions Catalog.  I wanted to show my crafty friends that they too can make what they see in the Catalog.  The only thing that's missing on mine are the It's My Party Enamel Dots...I added them after I took this picture.

Above is more detail on the card front.  But for the inside of the card, be sure to watch Stampin' Up!'s video below like I did to learn how to use the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.  Fun stuff!



TIP ::  Stamp your sentiment and/or confetti from the Party with Cake Stamp Set BEFORE you fold and adhere it to the inside of your card, like Cheryl is showing us above.

Lemyrtle loved how her card turned out.

Everyone LOVED making this card!  Won't your friends and family members enjoy getting a beautiful handmade pop-up card on their birthday from you too?  Remember, you earn free Sale-A-Bration products with each $50 you spend, so go CRAZY!

You will find all of the Stampin' Up! products used to create this card below.  Order what you need by placing your order in my Online Store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting!


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