June 30, 2016

Global Design Project #GDP042!

Hi Stampers and Happy Last-Day-Of-June! I hope your summer is going well so far. Today I am playing with the Global Design Project for challenge #GDP042 which is a sketch challenge:

Before you see all of my card, here is a close-up of the center of my card. I have real live colored gel in the oval. You can even see some air bubbles! How neat is that?

I used the Seaside Shore stamp set and the new Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. The fish, seashells and sentiment were all stamped and hand-cut:

I also used the By The Shore Designer Paper for my top layer. All three layers were cut with the ovals dies and I added layers from there. All of the shells and fishes were also painted with Clear Wink Of Stella:

So how did I create the colored water gel? I added some Hand Sanitizer in a dish and added one drop of Emerald Envy Ink Refill. I stirred it up and added it to the inside of a flat cello bag. I sealed the bag and glued it to the inside of my card front peeking through the oval and then covered the bag with a Very Vanilla Cardstock layer on the inside over the bag. The fish are glued to the front of the bag but they actually look like they are swimming on the inside. So fun!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Stamps: Seaside Shore
  • Inks: Emerald Envy, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy Ink Refill
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Emerald Envy
  • DSP: By The Shore
  • Accessories: Gold Metallic Thread
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Clear Wink Of Stella, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
  • Misc: Hand Sanitizer, Cello Bag, Dish, Stir Stick
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June 29, 2016

Paper Pumpkin June 2016!

Hello to all Paper Pumpkin Peeps! By now your Paper Pumpkin box for June should have arrived. Mine did and I left to go on vacation shortly afterwards so all I have to show today is the project using the box instructions. I will be working on my projects this week now that I am home. So this is what arrived:

Isn't the huge baggie of sequins just GORGEOUS? Look how much is in there to play with! We also received:

  • Washi Tape
  • Two ink pads
  • Twine
  • Triangular-shaped clear bags.....and 

  • Gold foil alphabets & numbers
  • Envelopes
  • Card bases
  • White cardstock circles....and

A stamp set of course which has 9 stamps to play with!

So here is how I assembled my pieces. Keep reading as I have a little tip for you below when you scroll down.

So first you need to add a pinch of sequins in five of the triangular clear bags. Make sure they fill the bottom as shown in the photo below. Using 5 of the white circles, stamp either of the circle border images from the stamp set using either of the ink pads. I used the Mint Macaron on mine with the dotted border. Add the gold lettering to spell out HAPPY. Insert the circles inside the bags. Now you will seal the bags by folding a piece of the washi tape at the top of each bag. Make sure you don't seal over the holes on each side:

This is what each bag should look like. You can see the two holes on each side of the washi tape:

Run a piece of the twine through all the holes on each bag with the twine hidden in the back of each bag. Now you will fold all of the bags on top of each other accordion style. The last bag on the top is the "Y" bag with the "Y" facing down. Add a gold foil heart on top of the white circle on the "Y" bag (the "Y" is facing down). Pull the twine so it is taut.

Now here is my tip: Use a clip to hold all the bags together. In my case,  I am using a Gold Binder Clip. This clip will be removed once the twine is tied in place.

As you wind the twine around the back of the card and back to the front, place the bags above the twine when you make your bow. Do you see in the photo below, my bags are a little higher than the two notches for the twine. The bags seem to hold in place this way:

Now remove the binder clip and your card is all set. Stamp the sentiment that you wish to use at the bottom on the white stripe!

Stay tuned, more samples to come soon! Thanks for stopping by to visit me today! Here's the video for you to watch in case you missed out. This card kit is awesome!

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June 28, 2016

Guest Designers Today!

I invited my Downline to participate in being Guest Designers this month. The theme for today is Masculine Projects. This time of year is busy during the summer months and I only had 2 of my girls participate. What is a little funny is that my name is Debbie and the two that participated are my two Deb's!

Because most of my Downline are hobby demonstrators (I'll explain at the end of my post), I do not require them to use 100% Stampin' Up! products.

The first card I am showing you is from Deb Snyder. She made this card for the minister of their church who is leaving and they were presenting him with a monetary donation, so Deb made the card and mini bag to hold the card and the money. How handsome is this? Love both projects and how they work so well as a pair. Thanks Deb for submitting this card to me to show our readers!

I have two photo's to show you for the card Deb Florence created for today. Deb is one of my newest Downline. She is very new to stamping and learning well. Last month for our Facebook Stampers For Others Hop, our theme was masculine cards with a special card fold. Deb wanted so badly to participate with us but because our group uses strictly Stampin' Up! current supplies only, she did not have enough Stampin' Up! supplies on hand so she made one anyway using what she had. What a beautiful masculine card using a Gate Fold Card Fold. Here's the inside of the card:

Thanks Deb for playing with last month's challenge and allowing me to use this card today!

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June 27, 2016

Merry Monday #211!

Reminder to you all this week that the Merry Monday team is taking 2 months off for the summer months. This week is our last challenge for the summer and we will all be returning on September 5th.

So this week Colleen is our hostess and we have a color challenge of "Blue, Gold, Silver and White":

I used all four colors by mixing the gold & silver in my dove image that is heat embossed:

Isn't it pretty? I stamped with VersaMark Ink first and sprinkled some silver embossing powder on one side of the dove. I then added the gold and followed that again with silver. If you sprinkle in steps like that and carefully position where you want the powder sprinkled, it creates a neat look when you heat emboss the powder. You can see it better in the photo below:

I repeated the process with the sentiment also by using both colors of embossing powders and then finished off my card with White Perfect Accents:

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Calm Christmas (retired)
  • Inks: VersaMark
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Pacific Point
  • Accessories: White Perfect Accent
  • Tools: Silver Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals
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June 26, 2016

You Asked For It...Side Step Card Fold Video!

Yup, I had LOTS of requests begging me to show you how to create the Always An Adventure Side Step Card Fold that I posted a few weeks ago. As I mention in my video...I'm not sure if the request was due to the card fold or the multi layers of the Outdoor Adventure Framelits Die pieces that I added to my side steps?

To refresh your memory, here is the card again:

I hope you enjoy my video and I hope you'll give this a try. The pattern will be included in the comments section on YouTube. You can click on the video below or on the download link I provided:

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June 25, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to a new Blog Hop featuring Sweet Sugarplum. We designers at Create with Connie & Mary featured all of the new in-colors this month. If you missed any of our posts, you can view them HERE. We have one more color to show you next week so make sure you visit!

And here is my card for this week:

What do you think of the Gold Foil Sheet layer I used between the white and the Sweet Sugarplum? I even added gold embossing within my stamping also. Here is the recipe for the card creation:
  • Card Base: Sweet Sugarplum 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Gold Foil Sheet 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". Stamp the swoosh image from the Painter's Palette stamp set using Sweet Sugarplum Ink by first stamping on a scrap and without re-inking, stamp on the cardstock. Repeat 4 times. Stamp the flamingo from Pop Of Paradise using Sweet Sugarplum Ink. Color the flamingo using Clear Wink Of Stella. Stamps the specks using VersaMark Ink and sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder. Heat with the Heat Tool. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the banner using Sweet Sugarplum Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and hand-cut. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Bling: Add a few white sequins from the Metallics Sequins to the background.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Painter's Palette, Pop Of Paradise
  • Inks: VersaMark, Sweet Sugarplum
  • Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Gold Foil Sheets, Whisper White
  • Tools: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Metallics Sequins

    Now you can follow the hop by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates, Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:



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    June 24, 2016

    Detailed Floral in Flirty Flamingo!

    It's Friday...its TGIF! Dave and I are actually traveling to Gorham New Hampshire today with 3 other couples. We are spending the weekend there to go ATVing up Mount Washington. Can't wait!

    So today I am showing you a brand new die to die for (haha!)

    The Detailed Floral Thinlits Die is so pretty & elegant isn't it? It comes in 3 pieces and cuts cardstock beautifully and when I used my Die Brush, all the little pieces just fell right off. Here's a close-up of the fabulous detail:

    I added a few Metallic Enamel Shapes to the center of my two flowers and that's all this card needed to make it perfect!

    Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies
    Item #141482

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