Whisper White and Basic Black Stained Glass Using Rose Garden Thinlits

Whisper White and Basic Black Stained Glass Using Rose Garden Thinlits

Flat black Stain Glassed Rose Wonder

My card today is a masterpiece and I love, love, love it!!! I saw this done by another demonstrator a long time ago and I filed it away for a rainy day, but once I had created it, I just fell in-love with it and just had to share.

My card’s number one focus is the large rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits. I first created a whisper white rose and then a basic black rose, using the precision base plate and my big shot.

Rose Garden Thinlits

I wanted to stain glass my roses. I also wanted to play around with blues. This technique takes time and patience.

White Stained Glass flat front view

 

Here is the color pallet I chose:

Stain Glass Roses with Rose Garden Thinlits

Recipe for Card:

The key factor is to decide what colors you want to use. Once you have done this it is just piecing your rose together like a puzzle.

Run through the big shot each color of rose you want. For me it was the blues of Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo. Because I chose to work in a backwards; my basic black being the reverse of my whisper white, I was able to only do this step once.

Upright Upclose Rose Wonder Stain Glass black

 

One by one piece together. I used Fast Fuse on the back of my rose and mounted it to a scrap piece of paper. The Fast Fuse works hard enough that I didn’t have to. Once my rose my completed I just trimmed it out of the scrap paper and adhered it to my card base.

Stunning! Aren’t they?

Upright Upclose White Rose Wonder Stain Glass

I hope you’ve loved these two cards as much as I have! Give the stain glass technique a try! I can’t wait to do it again.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you next week.

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Introducing the Birthday Memories Suite with Sample Card

Introducing the Birthday Memories Suite with Sample Card

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Another favorite in our new catalog is the Birthday Memories Suite. It makes me kind of nostalgic, thinking of the nursery rhymes of my youth. This stamp set and suite of products is simply adorable!!!

Check out the whole suite here!

The stamp set, Birthday Delivery, is perfect for any young birthday or young at heart!

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The designer series papers, Birthday Memories, are dynamite, for any scrapbooker or card maker!

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I made a sample card to show off a couple cuties from this set. First, the DSP (designer series paper) was designed to be cut out with the framelits from the bundle. How cool is that? So in my card I used a couple images from the one sheet of DSP to show off how easy it was.

Birthday Memories Sample

I stamped the ‘Hip, Hip Hooray!’ from the stamp set, right into the middle of the flag. I used a scrap piece of Pacific Point to stamp sentiment. The birthday gifts I stamped directly onto the cardstock in matching Crumb Cake.

Side View Sample of Birthday Memories

It is a simple sample card, but, perfect to show off the versatility of this suite. I hope you like it as much as I do?!

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I look forward to seeing you soon,

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Just Add Text Water Color ~ You Are so Beautiful with Berry Burst

Just Add Text Water Color ~ You Are so Beautiful with Berry Burst

Beautiful You Front View

I knew right away that this new stamp set, Just Add Text, was one I could use over and over again. The sentiments are beautifully scripted and each one a little different.

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90% of all my cards are A2 in size, measuring 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ when folded down the middle. For this particular card, I wanted to go long and bold. I wanted the sentiment to be front and center and a little delicate. I also wanted to water color the background. I decided this card would be: 7″ long x 2-3/4″ wide when folded in half.

I started with water color paper measuring: 2 x 5-1/2″ and a water color wash. I just stroked ink with my aqua painter, at a diagonal,  where ever I wanted it.  I could go back and add more color or take a little away, cleaning my brush each time, I was in charge with full creative license.

After the water color dried I stamped my sentiment in Archival Black and let it dry for a minute or two. Then I water colored the flowers and the leaves. It’s important to let the background dry, and let the black ink dry for the best results.

 

Here is my color pallet:

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Next, I mounted my water color background to a mat piece of Sweet Sugarplum measuring: 2-6/8″ x 6-1/2″. My card also needed some embellishments. I decided on several of the tiny flower from the Every day Jar Framelits. I did three in Pool Party and two in Fresh Fig and of course I added basic rhinestones to their tops. I then chose a simple wrap of our new Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine.

Side View of Beautiful You

I then mounted everything with dimensionals to the Berry Burst cardstock. I left the inside plain for lots of note writing!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this beautiful card. I can’t wait to make a custom envelope to match and send it to someone special!!

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Happy Birthday, Dad! Explosion Pop-Up Box

Happy Birthday, Dad! Explosion Pop-Up Box

Completed Explosion Box

My dad’s birthday isn’t until the end of August, but a few weeks ago I was dying to finally try my hand at an easy explosion pop-up box and I needed a theme.

I started with the Naturally Eclectic DSP and chose a few prints featuring Emerald Green and Night of Navy.

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I knew I wanted to use the Large Letter Framelits for the word ‘dad’ and so I went ahead and precut out those letters. I also knew it was going to be a birthday theme so I used Stamp Set Big On Birthdays for some of the word sentiments. I stamped the phrases I wanted onto Whisper White scraps and cut them out with various sizes of the ovals from the Stitched Shaped Framelits and set them aside as well. My ink choices were: Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy and Night of Navy.

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When making a fun project such as this, getting all the pieces together first, before assembly is always helpful! It makes creating your project super fun and very easy. After all, easy is really what I was going for.

Recipe for Assembly:

  • Start with a half sheet of cardstock of your choice. (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″)
  • Score on the long side at: 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″
  • Turn the cardstock sideways and on the short side score at 2-3/4″
  • You will need 2 insert pieces. The insert pieces are 2-3/4″ x 3″ and you’ll score them at 1/2″ and 2-1/2″.

Extras:

  • I also used a few strips of Window Sheets to attach my goodies.
  • I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to create three birthday balloons out of DSP
  • Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine for my balloon tails
  • Tear-n-Tape to attach items
  • Glue Dots and Fast Fuse

 

Assembly is quite easy!

First, you cut out the skinniest side of your box to create a tab and burnish three of your score lines. Cut up the sides and create your box. VERY IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE ~ leave one of the sides unburnished to create the back of your box. This allows for a fun message to be written for the recipient.

Back of Explosion Box

Next, you take your insert pieces and burnish the score lines. Glue only on both skinny sides and attach to the inside of the box to attach your window sheets.

side view of explosion box

Can you see how the inserts hold the window sheets? Continue decorating your box until you are finished. The key is to make sure all your decorations are within the box when closed. That way it folds and slides into the envelope.

Flat Fold Explosion Box

I think this warrants a video in the future! Stay tuned for that and thank you for stopping by today! I’m so glad you did. Remember, I love hearing from you. You can comment below!!

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Sweet Sugarplum Bella and Friends Note Cards

Sweet Sugarplum Bella and Friends Note Cards

Adorable Bella FB post pic

I posted these cuties on my Facebook page over a week ago and I have gotten a lot of love for them. How can you deny these adorable little ‘Bellas’? The stamp set it is called Bella and Friends.

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It was created by one of our million dollar demonstrators. Stampin’ Up! recognizes our demonstrators in lots of different ways but once you have received a million dollar in sales they let you create a stamp set in your honor. Pretty cool right?

I fell in love with these ‘Bellas’ right away but didn’t buy the stamp set until my daughter, who is six, insisted I buy it for her. I have been loving this set and I have yet to let her use it.  Ha!

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My number one goal in these note cards was to water color.

I stamped in Archival Black ink directly onto the water color paper and used my aqua painter and ink colors of my choice to water color each one. I am really happy with the results and because I took my time, they turned out amazing. I mounted the water color paper directly onto a Smokey Slate mat and then everything onto the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.

Bella one

 

Each of the four cards are slightly different except for Bella. She was colored Smokey Slate in each note card.  The note card measures 3-1/2″ x 5″. They are mounted with a plain Whisper White inside for plenty of note writing. The only accent I used was so Sweet Sugarplum ribbon from our past Occasions Catalog. (I am sorry that is now retired.) Any ribbon accent would work well for a card like this.

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I hope you love these sweet little cards as much as I do. Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions. I love to hear from my customers and followers.

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July 2017 Paper Pumpkin ~ Positively Picturesque

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin ~ Positively Picturesque

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Does summer mean ROAD TRIP to you? Our July Paper Pumpkin kit includes cards that have a distinct vacation-y vibe, with mountain peaks, summery colors, and warm woodcuts that will have the recipients dreaming of adventure for months to come! Our July kit also includes plenty of gorgeous choices for our all-occasion card fans—with enough woodsy woodcuts to embellish all eight cards.

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Summer is at its peak right now, and playing with this month’s kit is the perfect way to spend some downtime between your fun summer activities.

Remember, Paper Pumpkin is perfectly portable, so wherever you wander this summer, you can take it with you! All the pieces are precut and ready for you to assemble, so you can have cards ready to give to your favorite people in no time at all—with minimal fuss.

Watch the video here for tips and tricks!

Do you need more inspiration? Check out the Stampin’ Up! blog for alternative items to do with this kit. Also, there is a huge forum on Pinterest for more ideas. That is one thing I love about Paper Pumpkin: the ideas are endless and the kit is just the jumping off point. Here are a few ideas from their Facebook page.

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BOOK A MONTHLY DATE WITH PAPER PUMPKIN!  Learn more here about adding a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Kit subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order and receive your 30 minute creative artist “fix” each month. So simple. So easy. So fun.

You can always join and pay one month-at-a-time, no commitment necessary. Contact me for more help with this! I love Paper Pumpkin and recommend it for any time conscience crafter. ♥

Why join?

  1. Everything you need is located in the bright, watermelon red box that arrives mid month.  You will not need to reach for additional supplies unless you think out side the directions provided.  EVERYTHING is there, even adhesive!  You may need you paper snips but that is about it!
  2. GREAT MONTHLY ESCAPE as everything is PREPPED AND READY TO GO!!  It’s a class in the mail!
  3. The first month, you receive a clear block to use with your all inclusive stamp sets.  Keep it for future kits.
  4. The element of surprise is awesome.
  5. Kits usually take 30-45 minutes to complete. What an awesome way to have – at the ready – cards for spreading love. (Love Confetti!)
  6. Subscribers can purchase Past Kits!  Did you miss out on a past one…no problem, Past Kits are available to purchase once you join!
  7. The ability to skip a month if necessary.  (each kit is so unique and FUN!  There is no need to skip )
  8. It’s portable! Bring it with you on vacation, to the library, or at a ball game!
  9. It’s budget friendly!!!  You would not be able to: purchase the supplies to complete the project, receive an all inclusive stamp set and ink spot for $19.95. (Classes like this go for upwards of $40+).
  10. It’s a box full of FUN!!!

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Birthdays? Anniversaries? It makes a marvelous gift idea, too!   Perfect for those “hard to shop for” loved ones.

Thanks for stopping by! Contact me anytime with comments below or at my email thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

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Playing Around with Playful Backgrounds, Bubbles and A Lemon Lime Butterfly

Playing Around with Playful Backgrounds, Bubbles and A Lemon Lime Butterfly

Eclectic Playful Backgrounds Front

I bought the stamp set, Playful Backgrounds, because I simply needed a background stamp. I know I will use it over and over, but sometimes when I just stare at it nothing inspires me to use it.

I know the stripes will be awesome as a background element on their own. I know the bubbles will create a cute water scene for fish, and I know that the brush strokes in the right corner will create a fun, painted look.

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I still just felt this need to play away. With the need to get to know and love the new in-colors and my new shipment of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, I decided I would make my own eclectic background and although it is out of the box, I rather like it.

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Card Recipe and Color Pallet:

I started with a half sheet of Emerald Envy cardstock scored and folded in half. I chose a mat of 5″ x 3-3/4″ in Berry Burst.

I cut another sheet of Whisper White to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and did all my stamping. I especially fancied the bubbles so I played around with them. First, with the Emerald Envy and Berry Burst but I had to add a third color, so I chose Lemon Lime Twist. I just love the contrast this created. The two bubble stamps, one the outside rim of the bubbles and the second the filled in bubble — are not suppose to marry up with one another. I enjoyed just random stamping and I was happy to know that there could be no rhyme or reason.

Upclose View of eclectic Playful Backgrounds

I am always in need of birthday cards, so choosing a sentiment was easy. I mounted it on Basic Black. The only other thing my card needed was a butterfly. A Lemon Lime Twist one….Perfection!!

Playing Around with Playful Backgrounds

I hope you have thought of some great uses for this Playful Backgrounds set? Let me hear your comments at the bottom of this post or in my email at thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com. I always love hearing from my customers.

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