Is another beautiful stamp in the current catalogue and what is really cool about this background stamp is there is a impressions folder that matches the stamp set. First stamp the image and then insert the paper into the folder and run through the Big Shot giving the images just a little extra pop. This card is made by Gail Beezley from San Antonio, Texas. Gail used Baked Brown Sugar as her colour showing again how wonderfully Stampin' Up matches there products. Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, ribbon and ink all the same colour. And what about that ribbon, it is the new 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, so pretty.
is a great colour combination. For this card I used some of our Composition DSP
This paper is a different colour than our Crumb Cake, it's darker and it's slightly ligher than our Baked Brown Sugar paper and the other thing that is cool about this paper, it is embossed with different patterns. The sheet I chose today, is very simple, lined like looseleaf. I added a simple Basic Black strip to anchor the embossed sentiment from Yippee Skippee. A little pop of colour is accomplished using our Artisan Label punch and cutting it in half and attaching to the back.
130920 $ 21.95
WM 131341 $22.95 CM 131344 $ 17.95
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September's Paper Pumpkin kit was Wahoo and that big Wahoo stamp was just perfect for this card.
My dear friend just became a Gramma for the first time, so exciting. So I needed a special card and this stamp was just the ticket. I stamped it using Baked Brown Sugar and then cut a little scallop of Baked Brown Sugar with the tiny scallop from the Finishing Touches Edgelit. The magnetic platform is the perfect for holding the edgelit straight so much better than post it notes. The Crisp Cantaloupe background has also been ran through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan folder and then check out the gorgeous flowers. Stippled Blossoms is the set, a two step set, where you first stamp the solid image using your lighter colour and then line up the stippled stamp with your Stamp a ma Jig and stamp in your darker shade. Using my Paper Snips, these images are super easy to cut out. Inside, well, we didn't have the perfect sentiment, but, with My Digital Studio, you can make the perfect sentiment and match the colours to your cardstock. And what else could you say but.....
Well, Stampin' Up! certainly can! The new trimmer we got last year is fabulous, nice large base, no need to pull out the extension for cutting 6" papers, cutting blade and scoring blade stay on the track at the same time but the track extends past the cutting surface so they are never in the way of each other. So could it be made better? You bet. Check out new blades available-Tiny Wave and Small Scallop to add pizzazz to your projects with just a slide of the blade
of ideas with the set Zoo Babies. This time a birthday card with the Rhino.
Island Indigo frame done just like yesterdays card except using our Square Framelits and going up two sizes for a larger border. I then used my corner rounder to roud the corners and stamped on a sentiment from Remembering your Birthday with Black Stazon and then attaching with dimensionals onto a So Saffron card base. Inside the second part of the sentiment
And again I used my Stamp a ma jig to ensure perfect placement. One of the best time saving tips I have for you with your Wood mounted sentiments is to cut up a window sheet into 4 x 4 pieces and use them as your imaging sheet. Stamp your sentiments onto the window sheet with Stazon ink, making sure that you stamp straight up and down (window sheets can be a bit slippery) and store the sheets in with the stamp set. Each time you need a sentiment, you simply have to pull out your Stamp a ma jig handle and your imaging sheet is ready to go. Well, hopefully I have shown you what a great little set Zoo Babies is and perfect for more than just a baby card.
The Zebra from Zoo Babies reminds me of a book I used to read to my son when he was small, Can't remember the book, but remember the Zebra!
I used a sentiment from Happy Day, this sentiment just seemed like something the Zebra would say. I love the sharp contrast using Basic Black and Real Red, the card just pops. The Basic Black frame around the zebra is so easy to make using our Circles framelits, choose a circle that fits your image and the next larger one placing them on the card stock you want to use for your frame, one inside the other and run through your Big Shot. Our magnetic platform holds the circles securely so you don't need to worry about them moving. Now cut your image out using the larger circle and glue the frame onto your image. When you use Whisper White for your image and a dark frame you may find that the white really shows on the edges, simply take your matching Stampin' Write marker and run it around the edge of the Whisper White and just like magic, it's gone.
Our Envelope Punch board is a perfect way to use up some of that DSP and impress your friends at the same time. Colourful envelopes are just a punch and score away. The board has a measurement chart right on the board(no worries about loosing it) and you simply choose the size, it tells you the size of paper required and where to score. Could it get any easier? Here is what a envelope for a 3 x 6 card looks list just scored and punched
It punches the nice little "v" so no clipping required
Now, on this size of envelope, notice the center flap is a bit high, no worries, you can leave it or like I do, simply cut it back
Glue the envelope together with a good glue like Tombow Multi or Sticky Strip, you definitely don't want it coming apart in the post. I like to use my Big Shot and one of the label dies to make a sticker for the front for the address. Here I used one of the framelits from the Apothecary Accents.
Now just make a card
Tempting Turquoise and Orange, a bright combination. The happy Elephant from Zoo Babies and sentiment from Happy Day both stamped using Smokey Slate. See I said, Zoo Babies, isn't just for baby cards!
133774 $24.95 and don't worry, it makes more than envelopes!
I must say I am on a kick of making different sized cards lately. Today's card is 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 and it will fit in your standard envelope or you can make a custom envelope.
I used the retired Cloudy Day impressions folder to add a little bit of interest to the card and then one of the Window frame framelit cut in Whisper White for the focal point. The sentiment is from Sweet Essentials and stamped in Early Expresso. The giraffe is stamped in Daffodil Delight and then fussy cut out (but really, it was easy to cut out) and attached with a couple of dimensionals. The Toucan was stamped using the Stamp a ma Jig to ensure perfect placement on the "B". Two colour images are easy using our Stamp n' Write markers to ink up your stamp, start with the lightest colour first so you don't muck up your marker tips and then huff onto the stamp before stamping to remoisten the ink. A little Early Expresso bakers twine wrapped a couple times around the label and tied in a simple knot finishes off the card.
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