Painted Harvest – Simple Eclipse Technique

I have shared a number of cards using the very popular Eclipse technique – typically it uses letters but it does take a little time to assemble.  Using a punch  makes  a very quick and simple way to create this lovely 3D effect.

I broke out the beautiful Painted Harvest stamp set and used 3-step stampin’ to create the sunflowers.  Read on to find the video tutorial………………….. Continue reading

Sweet and Simple ~ Picture Perfect Birthday # 3

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs and spices etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

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Tuttie Fruitti Cuties

Today I have a ‘twofer’ to share.  Last November I went to the Stampin’ UP! On-Stage (convention) where we had a chance to look and play with some of the products that were coming up in the 2018 Occasions Catalog – one of the projects we made were a couple of tags with the Tutti Fruiti Suite.  They are really cute and I bought them home and put them on my workbench – not really sure what to do with them – until last weekend!  It came to me ……………. Continue reading

Touches of Texture Pop-Out Card with Video Tutorial

Here in the USA the clocks sprang forward this morning, who would have thought that losing an hour could have such an impact!  The mornings have gotten darker again and it will stay lighter this evening but it does mess up meal times and throws the Daisy Mae and Cici (our Yorkies)  out of wack completely.

I have a card with a little surprise when it is opened to share today, it would be a great card for almost anyone, particularly for children with the right colors etc  ~ but today I chose to use more feminine colors with one of my favorite stamp sets ~ Touches of Texture and the greeting is HUGS – just perfect for any occasion 🙂 Continue reading

Petal Palette Thank You

Petal Palette – I just love this stamp set – I have shared in the past how much I love flowers and using them in my cards and this one has them + a cute little bird and a boatload of useful greetings.  Today’s card uses a number of products from the Petal Passion Suite in the Occasions Catalog.  This suite features mainly black and white with a little flash of silver – so it will go with just about anything  in Stampin’ UP!’s range of colors, today I chose to go with Calypso Coral. Continue reading

Southern Serenade Birthday

This is one of those special birthday cards – made for a friend who was celebrating a milestone birthday – I did not add an age – everyone deserves a little consideration when it comes to that!  My stamp set is Southern Serenade with the Layering Oval Dies making the focal point and Eclectic Layers thinlits dies giving some background dimension. Continue reading

Bubble Over Thank you

Today’s card has lots of lovely bright and happy colors and uses some of the lovely products from the 2017 Occasions catalog.

I chose to use the Bubble Over bundle for this one, the stamp set has a number of sentiments so that you could make this into a birthday card which I think would be perfect for a teenager.  I paired this with Bubble and Fizz Designer Series Paper which is a free Sale-a-bration gift with a $50 product purchase.
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Sweet and Simple ~ Lovely Wishes

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs, spices and pasta/rice etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

So the ‘pantry items’ for my challenge are going to be, adhesive, Stampin Trimmer, Bone folder and Paper-Piercing tool.  I am going to attempt to create  with 1 stamp set and some ink pads, 1 embellishment (other than paper or card)  and one additional tool, probably a punch.  Click here to see the first in the series.

I chose the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog – it has lots of ‘swirly’ images with leaves and dinky little flowers that remind me of tulips. Continue reading