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Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas in July with Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath

Stampin' Up Wonrous Wreath Christmas Card - www.secretlifeofpaper.com

Christmas in July
Since this will be my last project for the month, I decided to make a Christmas in July card. And as luck would have it, it fits right in with Dragonfly Journey's Christmas in July Challenge.

Wondrous Wreath
I knew I wanted to use the Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath stamp set for this card. I bought it and the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelit dies back in April. Since it wasn't Christmas time — I never opened them.



I stamped the first layer of my wreath (the one with the most leaves) with Smoky Slate ink. The second layer is also stamped in smoky slate ink. Because I stamped with the same color twice, the areas of double ink are slightly darker. The berry layers is stamped in Real Red.

TIPS:
  • Each of the wreath stamps have a tab that protrudes off to one side.
  • This is to help line them up when you stamp multiple layers. 
  • It's VERY helpful to remember what position that tab is in when you stamp the first layer.
  • Keep each layer's tab in the same position. i.e. 6:00, 3:00, 12:00 — Just keep all the tabs pointing the same way.

Oh JOY
After I finished stamping my wreath, I broke out the framelit dies for some easy cutting. As I opened the package, I was overjoyed to see that the package of framelits included not only the wreath and accessories dies but also the words JOY and NOEL. I had forgotten they were in the package and the Joy was the perfect finishing touch for my card.


Bundle and Save
Purchasing the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Dies together in the Wondrous Wreath Bundle will save you 15%.




Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sunny Baby Card for Sweet Sunday

Stampin' Up! Baby Card - Crazy About You Stamp Set, Baby's First Framelits



Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!
OMG! Where's the arc? What happened to sunny Florida? If you follow me on Facebook, you know that it has been RAINY here! The sun hasn't come out for days. I was even forced to figure out how to take a picture inside — without all that natural light I get photographing on the patio.

A Sunny Card for Sweet SUNday.
To chase away the rainy day blues. I made a bright sunny card for the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge.


Onesie Design Details:
  • I cut the baby onesie out of a piece of Stampin' Up! English Garden DSP with the Baby's First Framelit Dies.
  • I thought the cute little bee pattern was perfect for a onesie.
  • The onesie is lifted of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • To give it a little more contrast against the white banner, I used the Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker and just rubbed the side of the onesie against the side of the marker.


Triple Banner Punch
  • I made the Hello Baby banner with the Stampin' Up! Triple Banner Punch.
  • I started with a strip of Soft Suede 5 1/4" long and 1" wide and punched both ends with the banner punch.
  • Then I punched both ends of a  5" x  3/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock.
  • This made two banners the perfect size for layering.


TIP: Even though the Triple Banner punch is intended to cut banners 1", 1 1/2" and 2" wide. You can cut narrow strips. Just be sure to center your strip of paper on the platform.

Stampin' Up! Hello Baby Card. Triple Banner Punch. Crazy About You Stamp Set. www.secretlifeofpaper.com


Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Friday, July 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! Go Wild and Watercolor Wings


Watercolor Wings
The watercolor look is so trendy now and I've really been getting into it. Today I made another card using the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Stamp Set. The variety of butterflies that can be made with this set is limitless.


To make this butterfly, I stamped the base butterfly in Melon Mambo and then stamped the detail layer in Memento Tuxedo Black. Because the stamps are photopolymer, you can see right through them making it easy to align the images.


Go Wild - Go Color
Do you like the pink and black designer series paper? Guess what — it didn't start out that way. I colored this black and white pattern from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack with a Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker. Cool right? You can do this with any Designer Series Paper and marker to make something uniquely yours.



Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card
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Happy Crafting!
Diana