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Friday, July 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life



Look Up
Such a sweet and uplifting saying on today's card. And so true — except for those days when you look up and a bird poops on your face. Just kidding.

Okay, maybe I'm in a bit of a snarky mood today. I think I need to close myself up in my studio and stamp myself out of it! That or go shopping. Both can be equally therapeutic.

Sprinkles of Life
The Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life stamp set really is amazing and versatile. Today — clouds with silver linings. Previously — ice cream and cupcakes.


And I haven't even used the tree or leaves or flower stamps that come in the set yet. 


To see lots of great ideas using this stamp set visit my Pinterest board.  I have pinned over 150 great card with this set.

Design Tips
  • I used a piece of retired DSP in Tempting Turquoise. You can substitute any of the patterns from the new Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • Use Glue Dots to attach the stamped cloud to the silver glitter card — it won't stay if you use snail adhesive
  • The Stampin' Up! Tree Builder Punch coordinates perfectly with this set for easy cutting.

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SU Flower Shop Fancy Edge Card — In Color


Challenge Time
Today I played two challenges. The Fab Friday Challenge and the SUO Challenge

Fab Friday
This week the  Fab Friday challenge was to use to use the new Stampin' Up! In Colors — just a few or all five. I chose to use all five. At first it was a bit of a challenge (no pun intended) since I don't especially like Cucumber Crush and Mint Macaron together. While it's still not my favorite color combo, It didn't turn out too bad.


SUO Challenge #125, The Cutting Edge
The second challenge was to create a project, using only Stampin’ Up! products, with at least one of its cut edges as something other than a straight line. 

I made my fancy cut edge with the Flower Shop stamp set and the Pansy Punch. I cut the front of the card base back about an inch and then attached the stamped and punched flowers.

Design Details:
  • The leaves and sentiment are from the Crazy About You Stamp Set
  • I used a piece of Metallic Gold Baker's Twine for the butterfly bodies.
  • Stampin' Dimensionals lift the butterflies off of the card front.

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

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life Birthday


Sprinkles of Life for RMHC
OMG. I can't tell you how much I love the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. It's just amazingly versatile. Cupcakes...ice cream...clouds...trees...flower baskets...you can make so many things.

And not only is it awesome to stamp with, but Stampin' Up! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for every Sprinkles of Life stamp set sold. So feel free to tell your husband: 
You're not feeding your stamp addiction — you're helping a good cause! :-)



Card Design Details:
  • I used some retired Daffodil Delight designer paper...but you can substitute with the polka dot pattern in the current Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • Of course I had to pop the ice cream cone off the page with my Stampin' Dimensionals...talk about an addiction. ;-)
  • The coordinating Stampin' Up! Tree Builder Punch makes cutting out the ice cream a breeze. The cone does have to be cut by hand. But If I can do it, anyone can.
  • The tag was created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. You can create tags of 2" wide and of any length. I've seen it used to create bookmarks, boxes, candy wrappers...
  • I slipped some Daffodil Delight Seam binding through the tag and affixed it with a staple.


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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stampin' Up! Colors and Inspiration are Everywhere


Inspiration
You can get inspiration for card making anywhere. Challenges, Pinterest, blogs, home decor... Today my card was inspired by the shirt we gave my husband for Father's Day.

I soon as I saw this shirt, I knew the plaid was woven in shades of Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White. Am I the only one that sees Stampin' Up! colors everywhere?


Card Design Details:
  • The Ship is from Stampin' Up! Traveler stamp set and the birthday greeting is from Build A Birthday stamp set.
  • I used strips of cardstock to suggest the shirts plaid design.
  • The background cardstock is textured with the Stampin' Up! Zig Zag embossing folder —I thought this gave it a bit of a "fabric texture"
  • The Pacific Point candy dots from the Brights Candy Dot package hint at the shirt's buttons.

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