Greatest By Far

You can create this greatest by far card with the Clubhouse stamp set.  It’s another card I’m showcasing using that stamp set.  There always seems to be a shortage of male themed cards and I’m so happy that there are a few more options now.  The colors alone are perfect for the men in your life. 

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Supplies:
• Stamp Sets – Clubhouse (151583)
• Card Stock (CS) – Crushed Curry (131199); Garden Green (102584); Poppy Parade (119793); Whisper White Thick (140272); Whisper White (100730)
• Ink Pads – Garden Green (147089); Versamark (102283)
• Misc. – Golf Club Dies (151580); Absolutely Argyle 3d Embossing Folder (151590); Country Club Designer Series Paper (151314); Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130); Country Club Twine Combo Pack (151318); Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)

Measurements:
• Garden Green CS: 3-1/4” x 4-3/4”; plus scraps for die cutting
• Crushed Curry CS: scrap for die cutting
• Poppy Parade CS: 3” x 4-1/2”
• Whisper White CS: 2-1/2” x 2-1/4”
• Whisper White Thick CS: scraps for die cutting
• DSP: 3-1/4” x 1-1/2”

Instructions:

1. Burnish the fold in the note base using a Bone Folder.
2. Emboss the Poppy Parade CS layer using the Absolutely Argyle 3D embossing folder.
3. Glue the Poppy Parade CS layer onto the Garden Green CS layer.
4. Glue the DSP layer onto the Poppy Parade CS layer.
5. Glue the Whisper White CS layer over the DSP layer.
6. Tie Garden Green twine around the layers and tie in a knot on the front.
7. Glue the Garden Green CS layer onto the front of the card base.
8. Stamp the sentiment twice in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS.
9. Die cut one sentiment using the crest shaped die.
10. Die cut the second sentiment using the banner shaped die.
11. Die cut a large golf ball from a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS.
12. Die cut a tee from a scrap of Crushed Curry CS.
13. Die cut 5 grass clumps from a scrap of Garden Green CS.
14. Cover the die cut golf ball with Versamark ink, then cover it with clear embossing powder, then heat emboss it.
15. Glue 2 Garden Green CS grass clumps onto the Whisper White CS layer.
16. Adhere the golf ball, tee, and remaining grass clumps onto the Whisper White CS layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
17. Glue the crest shaped sentiment onto the Poppy Parade CS layer.
18. Adhere the banner sentiment over the crest shaped sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Source of Inspiration

Even though the Mini Catalog is a great source of inspiration, it’s also filled with some great products you can use this Spring and Summer.  Stampin’ Up! also releases videos each quarter to showcase products.  Below is a wonderful video that showcases the Mountain Air Bundle from the Spring/Summer Mini Catalog. 

Remember, our bundles are a great way to save.  All our bundles come with a 10% savings.  You can visit my online store here to see all the bundles available with Stampin’ Up! and get your savings.

Enjoy your day!

Elegant Packaging System

Having an elegant packaging system for the holidays is always a bonus.  I love to create my own for my friends and family.  Sometimes the packaging is as important as the gift.  It lets them know you care enough to add that special touch.

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All images © 1990-2019 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Christmas Gleaming (150464)
Cardstock – Pretty Peacock ( 150880); Sahara Sand (121043)
Designer Series Paper – Brightly Gleaming (150429)
Stamp Pads – Sahara Sand (147117) and VersaMark (102283)
Misc. – Paper Trimmer (152392); Delightful Tag Topper Punch (149518); Story Label Punch (150076); Gleaming Ornaments Punch (150647); Classic Weave Ribbon (150394); Metallic Brads (146929); White Embossing Powder (109132); Burlap Ribbon (141487); Lace Trim (149593); Magnolia Lane Ribbon (149385); Linen Thread (104199); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Heat Tool (129053); Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)

Measurements:
Pretty Peacock: 4 ½” X 4 ½” scored at 1” on all four sides (cut and score two)
Brightly Gleaming: 5” x 11” and 7” x 11 (one 12 x 12 sheet makes two bags)
Instructions:

Tag #1:

  • Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock 2” X 4” and punch top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
  • Stamp background with dots in Sahara Sand ink.
  • Stamp three ornaments with VersaMark and heat emboss with White embossing powder and with Pretty Peacock Ink then punch out with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch.
  • Attach one to the tag with snail adhesive and the other two with dimensionals.
  • Stamp Merry Christmas with VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Tag #2:

  • Punch Tag with the Story Label Punch.
  • Stamp background with frills in Sahara Sand ink then stamp the sentiment over the frills with VersaMark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Bag in a Box Instructions:

  • Create box using 4 ½” x 4 ½” Pretty Peacock cardstock, scoring all sides at 1”.
  • Attach Brightly Gleaming designer paper to box with Tear & Tape.
  • Make tab for both bags using the Story Label Punch and Sahara Sand cardstock. Cut it in half and attach to the front and back of the bag with Tear and Tape and Copper Metallic Brads.
  • Separate threads from the Burlap Ribbon by cutting down one side and taking it apart. Use several threads to tie tabs together and around the Classic Weave Ribbon (Merry Christmas Ribbon) for tallest bag.
  • Use separated Burlap Ribbon, Lace Trim and Magnolia Lane Ribbon to tie the shorter bag together.
  • Hang tags from tabs on each bag.

Beautiful Coordinating Products

Is Christmas time here?  It is at Stampin’ Up! with their new Christmastime Suite that will be available starting tomorrow.  It’s a gorgeous suite with beautiful coordinating products. The gold items and paper are very elegant.

It’s a favorite of mine and I know you will love it too.

If you watch the video below, you can see all the specific products that are included with this suite.

One of my favorite features is the two different types of stamps.  Cling stamps and photopolymer stamps.  It’s great to have the option of two different styles with this suite. 

Click here to download the flyer which has all the information you will need.

Christmastimeishereflyer
 

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Here are a few samples using the bundle:

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Visit my online store here to purchase the bundle or any of the products you like.

These products are available starting tomorrow and are available while supplies last so make sure to get the ones you want before they are gone.

 

Winter Holiday Scene

Create a winter holiday scene with the Still Scenes Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. It will give you a chance to bring a special scene to life this winter.  I love collecting snow globes and this Bundle allows me to have a little more fun with it.  You can also purchase the Snow Globe Shaker Domes and take it up a notch.  Add confetti, fake snow, glitter or anything you can think of to enhance your card.

This bundle can also be used at other times of the year.  Just choose your image for your scene and you have your inspiration.  



You can purchase this bundle from my online store here.  You can also visit the Holiday catalog section of my store here to browse the Holiday Catalog online.  Don’t forget that all our bundles save you an additional10%.  There is still time to plan your holiday projects. 

 

Let Their Dreams Soar

The card really says it all.  Show everyone how to let their dreams soar and let them admire your creativity.  Have fun with this stamp set and always have a way to spread some encouragement along the way.

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Supplies:
Stamp SetsAbove the Clouds Bundle (151135)
Card Stock – Daffodil Delight (119683); Coastal Cabana (131297); Thick Whisper White (140272)
Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708); Crumb Cake (147116)
Misc. – Daffodil Delight Combo Stampin’ Blends Markers (144603); Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Marker (144580); Pretty Label Punch (143715); 2” Circle Punch (133782); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Take Your Pick (144107); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Dimensionals (144108)

Measurements:
• Daffodil Delight (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼” and folded in half
• Coastal Cabana: 4” x 5 ¼”
• Thick Whisper White: 3” x 4”
• Vellum: 2” x 3”

Instructions:

1. Using the 2” Circle Punch, punch an opening in the lower portion of the Coastal Cabana cardstock as shown.
2. Place the Coastal Cabana cardstock on the Pierce Mat. Using the paper-piercing tool attachment on the Take Your Pick tool, create a row of holes around the circle opening. Repeat this step by making an additional row of holes, two more times, until your piercing appears as shown.
3. Stamp the greeting using Memento ink in the lower right corner of the Coastal Cabana cardstock.
4. Adhere the Coastal Cabana cardstock to the card base using Dimensionals. Be certain to place Dimensionals around the circle opening so it won’t sag.
5. Stamp the outline image of the hot air balloon on the Thick Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the outline image of the basket on the Thick Whisper White cardstock.
6. Now stamp the solid basket image using Crumb Cake ink to fill the outline image.
7. Color in the hot air balloon using the Stampin’ Blends.
8. Punch the hot air balloon and basket using the punch and then punch out a vellum “cloud” using the Pretty Label Punch and the vellum cardstock.
9. Adhere the vellum to the backside of the hot air balloon, placing adhesive where it will not show.
10. Place Dimensionals on the backside of the vellum cloud and hot air balloon, where they will not show and adhere it to the right side of the circle opening.
11. Lastly, adhere the basket image to the base of the hot air balloon using a Mini Dimensional.