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Friday, March 16, 2018

More Springtime Foils Coloring Fun

I shared a spring card the other day, where I sponged color over the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-a-Bration offering.  And I liked it so much, I decided to play with a few other colors:

Wowsers!  Isn't that gorgeous?  This fabulous paper is so pretty with all the patterns and foiled designs.  Then add some color, and POP!  Magic!

I used the same layout as the card from the other day, but this time used Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist to make a fun birthday card.  Let's take a closer look:

I sponged the colors over the DSP until all the white was gone.  The silver stripes were unaffected by the coloring, and shine brightly.  The strip of DSP is attached to a layer of Lemon Lime Twist, and then adhered to the card base of Bermuda Bay.

The sentiment is from another FREE Sale-a-Bration offering, Eclectic Expressions.  Stamped in Bermuda Bay and trimmed with the Triple Banner Punch, I also adhered a strip of Lemon Lime Twist under the words.  The banner is then added to a layer of Lemon Lime for some extra color.

Stars were cut from Silver Foil sheets, and the final embellishment are the Bermuda Bay Blends-colored Rhinestones.  It all makes a sparkly, special birthday card!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Sale-a-Bration Items

Wow!  Phase Three? 
Yes, Stampin' Up! is adding more items to the list of FREE Sale-a-Bration goodies, starting today, and continuing through the end of the month.  Take a look:

If you are still trying to decide what to add to your order, now's the time!  Only 17 days left and items are only available while supplies last! 

Click here to see the latest additions and place your order now!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sponged Springtime

Time to have a little fun with the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous paper is a heavy-weight, embossed cardstock that comes in four designs and is FREE with a qualifying Sale-a-Bration purchase.  I chose the copper-foiled "bubbles" to play with:

Taking a cue from Rachel Tessman, a very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I used the colors she suggested to create this card--it feels like springtime to me!

I started with a Peekaboo Peach card base.  The Springtime Foils piece is 3-3/4" wide by 5-1/2" long, and I sponged it with Peekaboo Peach and Lemon Lime Twist.  No specific pattern; just random sponging all over.  This was then attached to a slightly wider Whisper White layer and adhered to the card.

The sentiment got special treatment - Thanks, from Jar of Love, was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.  It was then punched with a 1-1/2" circle punch and layered over a Copper Foil starburst (I used a retired scalloped punch, punched once and then punched again, slightly off-setting the "teeth" to make pointed tips, but you can achieve the same look with the Layering Circles dies).  This was adhered with Dimensionals for a little pop, and the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon was tied in bow.

The card is finished with some Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Do Something Creative Every Day

I'm still sending calendars to my customers who have purchased from me, and here's the latest:

This is SO cute!

A Rich Razzleberry base has a layer of Painted With Love Designer Series Paper.  The mini calendar is attached to a base of Rich Razzleberry and then to the card, using Tear & Tape Adhesive.

But those stamps:

I thought this would be perfect for my crafty ladies!  Crafting Forever has some great "tools of the trade" stamps - scissors, a stamp (used here), pens, a cup of paintbrushes and a roll of twine, along with some nice sentiments.  Here I stamped the words with Rich Razzleberry ink, cut it out with the Layering Circles Framelits dies, and added a Gold Foil scalloped circle, cut with the same set of dies.

The little stamp was stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink and colored - very carefully - with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  I say carefully, because die ink (like the one used) does not play well with alcohol markers--if not careful, they will run (check out the small heart on the right).  But done with care, this stamp is so adorable!

I like to say "thanks" to my customers--I hope they like this desk calendar and will remember me all year long 😉!

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

A CASE of Foil

Sunday is my favorite sister's birthday (actually, my ONLY sister 😀) and when I saw a card created by Mary Fish, I knew I had to replicate it for my sis.  Take a look at this beauty:

My sister is turning 60!  Such a special birthday, and one which deserves a fancy card!  And the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper - FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration - strikes just the right note for "special"!

The card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock.  The piece of Springtime Foils paper is 5-1/2" x 4" and I cut the bottom edge with the Swirly Scribbles die and my Big Shot.

Placing adhesive to the back of this piece allowed me to add a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Copper Foil.  Then I tied the beautiful Whisper White Organza Ribbon around the piece and adhered it to the front of the card.

"Celebrate", cut from Copper Foil, uses one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration 2nd Level gifts--Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  I cut tiny slivers of Mini Dimensionals to allow it to "pop" on my card.

And inside:

A touch of Copper Embossing Powder makes the sentiment as beautiful as the card!

Don't miss out on Springtime Foils!  It's gorgeous and you will absolutely LOVE it!

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