It’s that time again! Each year Stampin Up has a great promotion where you can earn FREE product for every $60 you spend. And the selection you can choose from is AWESOME, from photopolymer stamps, to foiled vellum to Project Life, the choices are gorgeous!
For this project I chose to use the ‘two-step’ photopolymer set “What I Love” that I earned for free with a $60 purchase.
A ‘two-step’ stamp is one that has multiple stamp images that layer together to make a single image. I love that Stampin Up creates the tabs you see in the video that really help with placement to make sure that you get a proper stamped imaged every time!
Here is my video tutorial on how to make the project – I hope you like it!
To follow along, here are the measurements for the card stock & supplies you will need to create this project at home:
- so saffron 4.25 x 11, scored at 5.5 to make an A2 card base
- Whisper White:
- second layer – 4 x 5.25
- top layer 3.75 x 5
- Crumb cake sentiment strip 0.75 x 3.5
- Vellum strip 0.5 x 3.25
- So Saffron
- Crushed Curry
- Hello Honey
- Old Olive
- Versa Mark
- gold embossing powder
- embossing buddy
- gold 1/8″ ribbon
- glue dots
- tombow mono-multi glue
- foam dot dimensionals
When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)! This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.
Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project:
I recently attended the CHA Paper + Arts expo in Shaumberg Illinois just over a week ago as part of the Scrapbooks By Design team. It was a great experience and I got to see a LOT of sneak peaks from brands like Sizzix, Penny Black and Echo Park!
At the expo I had an opportunity to attend a workshop hosted by the Graphic 45 team to create a mixed media album using the Guilded Lily collection. The workshop kit included everything I needed to make the gorgeous album, and it was surprisingly easy to make too! As my reader know, I tend to lean towards the ‘cuter’ side of things, with Lawn Fawn etc, so I didn’t think I was capable of making something so lovely. The Graphic 45 design team created a beautiful project, which I created as a Scrapbooks By Design design team member.
Here is a peek at the album cover – if you would like to see the complete project and all pages, click here: Guilded Lily Album Full Post
One of the owner’s & face of Lawn Fawn, Kelly Marie Alvarez recently revealed to us Lawn Fawn fans that she was battling long term Lyme disease. As a person who suffers from chronic pain I can understand the rollercoaster chronic health issues can be; so I thought I would send her a card to hopefully brighten her day.
When creating the design for this card, I had recently seen the LawnScaping design team challenge for anything ‘pink’. Anyone who knows me knows that pink has been my favorite color since forever, so I thought I would play along – here is what I came up with:
Here are some tips & tricks that you can use if you would like to make this card as well:
- I cut an extra cloud to use as a mask to blend on the color for the sky
- Sponge blend some pink ink on the brown polka dot paper to change the white spots to the coordinating pink
- A glue pen worked great to apply the glitter to the outside edge of the clouds
- Adding a sponged border of pink to the vanilla cardstock strip for the sentiment really brought the embossing sentiment out
Of all the alcohol markers that Stampin Up has, Cherry Cobbler is my favorite color. It is such a rich yet vibrant color, almost regal like velvet 😉
I am hosting an Introduction to Alcohol Marker Coloring class this week, and here is the card the group will be making in the workshop. Each class participant will get a FREE pack of the Cherry Cobbler marker trio as part of their class fee too!
Here is the card:
Hiya Stampers! This new Stampin Up Occasions catalog is seriously amazing. Every single stamp set I ordered I have been able to make so many great projects with.
Here is one of my most recent project 7 accompanying video tutorial: a large Celebrate balloons card. It’s long and tall, but fits perfectly into a standard business size #10 envelope and can be sent in the mail for a regular postage stamp (no additional cost)!
- Card stock measurements:
- Base (pear pizzaz): 8 x 9.25
- Whisper white layer: 3.75 x 9
- Gold glimmer sentiment base: 3 3/8 x 1
- Pool Party sentiment layer: 3.25 x 0.75
- Cut 3 x 7″ of whisper white bakers twine
Hiya Stampers! With the holiday madness coming to a close, I thought I would start the New Year off right and create my second video tutorial. I knew as soon as I made this card that I wanted to create … Continue reading
Just a quick post to show you the card I made using the Star framelits that are FREE with a stamp set too when you buy a Big Shot this month. I know crazy right?!
This card is super easy to assemble – here is a quick overview of how to make this card:
- Cut a card base in Crumb Cake of of 8.5 x 5.25, scored at 4.25
- Trim a layer of very vanilla to 4 x 5.25
- Using your Big Shot with the Star Framelits
- die cut 2 smallest stars in so saffron
- die cut 1 second smallest star in so saffron
- Sponge edges of star with daffodil delight ink using a dauber
- From champagne glimmer paper punch out medium circle and tiny circle using the Owl punch
- With the gold taffeta ribbon, tie a small bow & adhere to largest star
- With the Linen thread, tie two small bows and adhere to smallest stars
- Cut piece of linen thread, and thread through top point of largest star
- Pierce a hole in your card just below the top of your vanilla layer and thread star through
- Pop up largest star using dimensionals and adhere down to vanilla layer
- Adhere down both small stars with bows attached using tombow or snail
- Adhere random circles punched from the glimmer paper to fill up space and balance out your project
- Using the journaling pens from Project Life – add stitch lines around edge of vanilla layer
* TIP * I used a piece of scrap paper trimmed to 3.75 x 5 to help me keep my stitch lines straight