Friday, March 24, 2017

From This to That Friday

If you stopped in on Monday, thanks! And thanks for coming back today to see what became of the ATC I showed you then. :)

Check it out:


My card base is Delightful Dijon and I added a skinny layer of Basic Black underneath the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper. That was all the card needed, don't you think?

It's another "anything" card (based on what you write inside) or a "just because" card. I think you can never have too many of those!

And here's a look at the inside:


Just enough space for a sweet little note.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree
INK: Archival Black and Delightful Dijon
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Delightful Dijon Cardstock; Urban Underground DSP
ACCESSORIES: Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Scrapling!

HUH?? What the heck is a scrapling?

Well, a scrapling is a card created from leftover bits of paper, usually in an "odd" (not traditional) card size. They're great to use as gift enclosures or when you need to write a quick little note. They're usually not very big, so there's no space for you to be verbose.


This particular scrapling is 2 ⅝" x 4" when closed and 2 ⅝" x 5 ¼" when opened. My base is Delightful Dijon and a layer of Basic Black was added underneath the Very Vanilla cardstock. I sponged a little extra Delightful Dijon onto the tree and then sponged all over the background too.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree
INK: Archival Black and Delightful Dijon
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Delightful Dijon Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Sponges

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Congrats!!

I just loved this week's sketch for the Paper Craft Crew!


It was designed as a square card, but could absolutely be adapted as a regular A2 card.

I stayed with the square layout:


My base is Delightful Dijon and a Basic Black layer was added underneath the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper on which I went to town with the sponging! The distressed look is really appealing to me these days. :)

I stamped the mighty oak onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I then layered a piece of Basic Black Cardstock cut with the Layering Circles Framelits behind it.

I cut out a few more circles to add some interest and then added the sentiment from Happy Happenings.

And here's a peek at the inside:


I love the font for this set of sentiments - so cute!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree, Happy Happenings
INK: Archival Black, Delightful Dijon
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Delightful Dijon Cardstock; Urban Underground DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Just announced!

It's the last 10 days of Sale-A-Bration and Stampin' UP! has just announced ANOTHER lot of items that you can earn for FREE during these last few days of Sale-A-Bration!

These are items in the Annual and Occasions Catalogue with SPECIAL codes that you will only be able to use during Sale-A-Bration. Check it out:


When you order online, you'll need to use the special codes above to get these items for FREE as the regular catalogue codes will NOT work. Be sure to click HERE and use code: JYXZZKDF before checking out.


Happy Sale-A-Brating!

Monday, March 20, 2017

ATC Monday

Hmmmmm...I like the sound of that! What do you think? Should ATC Monday be a thing? I do like creating these tiny works of art, so I think I'll keep it up!


Today's ATC marks the beginning of another week of Lovely as a Tree. I hope you're not too tired of this classic set!

I started off with a base of Delightful Dijon and then stamped on a layer of Very Vanilla using Archival Black Ink. The torn DSP/Cardstock on the left is Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper and Basic Black Cardstock. I sponged all the layers then tied the some Linen Thread around the Very Vanilla layer before adhering it to the Delightful Dijon Cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Would you like to try your hand at ATC? Remember, the size is 2 ½" x 3 ½" and that's really the only restriction. After that, the rest is up to you! Get creative!

Don't forget to check back in on Friday to see the card I created with this little work of art!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree
INK: Archival Black and Delightful Dijon
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Delightful Dijon Cardstock; Urban Underground DSP
ACCESSORIES: Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

MOJO Monday makes it to Saturday!

When I saw this week's sketch for Mojo Monday, I knew it would be PERFECT for an ATC focal point...but since I'd already DONE my ATC projects for this week, I decided to post on a Saturday!

Check it out:


My base is Bermuda Bay and I added a layer of Soft Sky underneath my Whisper White image panel. The images were stamped using Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz (both stamped off and at full strength to get the different shades). When stamping the flowers, I figured out that it's MUCH easier to stamp the outline first and THEN use the filler image. Give it a try next time you use the Oh So Succulent Stamps!

I tied a cute little Baker's Twine bow around the base of the ATC and...DONE!

When I was done creating the ATC, I added it to the card base along with a piece of Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.


Now, the Succulent Garden DSP has Mint Macaron in it and NOT Bermuda Bay, but I think the two look pretty good together, don't you? I'm getting kind of nostalgic for Mint Macaron and it hasn't even retired yet! I'm sure going to miss that colour. :(

What do you think?

STAMPS: Oh So Succulent, So in Love
INK: Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz
PAPERS: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock; Succulent Garden DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

Happy Stampin'!


Friday, March 17, 2017

From This to That

It's Friday!! If you were here on Monday, thanks for coming back! I appreciate it. :)

You'll remember that on Monday I showed you an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I created. Today, I'll show you how I used it on a card. Ready?

The beauty of creating ATC is you always have these little works of art ready to go - and they're just perfect to add to the front of your cards!


This card started off with a base of Basic Black Cardstock to which I added a layer of Delightful Dijon and a piece of Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper. I sponged the edges of my layers to tie in with the sponging on the ATC.

The sentiment I used is from Happy Happenings - the perfect "in and out" set. I call these sets "in and out" because there's a sentiment for the inside of the card and one for the outside of the card and they go together or coordinate. It makes it easy to finish the card.


What do you think?

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree, Happy Happenings
INK: Archival Black and Delightful Dijon Ink
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon and Basic Black Cardstock; Urban Underground DSP
ACCESSORIES: Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

Happy Stampin'!