Saturday, July 29, 2017

Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas is a new stamp set that will be available on August 1, 2017.  It was made available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators on July 1 and I had to have it!  There is also a set of thinlits dies that coordinate with the stamp set.

I found THIS card on Pinterest and loved that it used the Wood Textures DSP for the background.

The only thing I changed from the original was to use a piece of Burlap Ribbon in place of the Washi Tape used by the originator.  I am really happy with the look.

Note the little sprig of greenery - it is a little piece cut from on the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments on page 197 of the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Carols of Christmas
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Wood Textures DSP
Other - Layering Circles Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, Boxwood Wreath Embellishments, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - Week of July 24

This week's challenge was to create a Sympathy card.  I usually have a couple of them on hand "just in case" but I had used them all.

Looking through my stamps I decided on the Flouring Flourishes stamp set and the coordinating Flourish Thinlits for my card.  I really liked the font used for the sentiment.  I also pulled out the retired Gorgeous Grunge to add a little bit of subtle background.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Flowering Flourishes, Gorgeous Grunge (retired)
Ink - Night of Navy
Card Stock - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (retired)
Other - Flourish Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack - Card 2

This is the second card I made using the Wood Textured Designer Series Paper Stack - in fact I used one 6 x 6 sheet of the paper to make the two cards with only a tiny piece left over.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Stylized Birthday
Ink - Early Espresso
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Other - Stitched Frames Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

In the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalogue there is a beautiful selection of "pretty" designer series papers but there is also a stack of more masculine papers.  The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  This pack includes 4 each of 12 double-sided designs - perfect for use on masculine cards.

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
I am going to need several masculine birthday cards over the next few months so I started scanning Pinterest for cards using this wonderful DSP.

In addition to the DSP, this card uses the Happy Birthday thinlit.  I cut two and stuck them together to make it a little thicker.  Next time I think I may layer three of the diecuts.  I also used the now retired Woodgrain Textured Embossing folder.  In the catalogue there is a new embossing folder that could be used - Pinewood Planks.

I like to "decorate" the inside of the card to coordinate with the front.

Stampin' Supplies
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Wood Textures DSP Stack
Other - Happy Birthday Thinlit, Woodgrain Embossing Folder (retired), Fine Tip Glue

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Daisy Delight

I am still determined to use as much of my retired Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers as I can.  For this card I used a sheet from the Serene Scenery Paper Stack and teamed it up with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set.  I had seen THIS card on Pinterest and knew I wanted to CASE it.  I made a few changes - I used Gold Glimmer Paper for the centres of the daisies and added a layer of Early Espresso card stock behind the DSP panel.

I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the flowers (stamped off once) and before punching them out I sponged on So Saffron ink.

Inside of the card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Daisy Delight, Butterfly Basics (for sentiment)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresson, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Serene Scenery DSP (retired)
Other - 1/2" Circle Punch, Daisy Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots