Sunday, February 16, 2020

Snappy Birthday



Sometimes easy can be beautiful.


Today's card uses an older stamp set -Shark Bites by Newton's Nook Designs. I used a little Distress Oxide ink on a sponge in the background with colors Broken China and Tumbled Glass.  I stamped the image with Black Momento and then  colored with Stamping' Blends Light Sea Side Spray, Dark Sea Side Spray, and Light Night of Navy.

Once all was dried I centered the largest Stitched Die on it and Die-cut it out and mounted on a regular card base. I added a small stamp image to the inside to leave plenty of room for a note.




I've been pairing all my cards with envelopes, lately.  This one I was able to add some fun to Shark images to the front.  I am always looking for a more masculine card and I think I've found it here.  Be sure to leave a comment on how you are  creating beautiful, easy cards.


What I did: 
 STAMPS: Shark Bites by Newton's Nook Designs.
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: White(SU!) card base: cut 5.5 x 8 1/2 scored at 4.25
INK:Momento Basic Black
OTHER: Foam tape, Stitched Rectangular Frames (SU!), Simply Scored (SU!) Stampin' Blends(SU!)







Stitched Rectangle Dies148551
Price$35.00
Creating die-cut shapes like these stitched rectangles is easy using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. 

Dies help you create unique die cuts with just a quick run through your die-cutting and embossing machine. Detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily. 

* 13 dies 
* Largest die: 5-1/4" x 3-7/8" (13.3 x 9.8 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine

I use these all the time.  
They are a staple to your stamping supplies.



Sunday, January 12, 2020

Goals, Challenges, and More, Oh My!!!


Did you know there are 5 things that you can do that can help you reach your goals 80% more of the
time.  People who do these 5 things are 80% more likely to reach their goals than people who don't.
What are they? Back to that in a minute.  One of my goals is for my Blog to reach more people and to participate in more card challenges this year. I think these are connected, because when I post a new project to a challenge, that link is shared with all the other participants.  I'm hopeful that some will click on my blog and find some inspiration.  My other goal: I would like 5 new SU! customers.  This one is a little trickier, but I'm trying.
1. Have a compelling reason- for your goal
2. Visualize yourself reaching the goal
3. Give yourself a reward
4. Stay Positive
5. Believe in yourself

Same actionable Things you can do today to help you reach your goals:
1. Write them down
2. Tell someone
3. Post it somewhere so many people can see (think social media, blog...)
4. Start small- pick one goal

So here I am.  Posting my newest challenge here.
I am entering my HELLO THERE card for 2 challenges: Less is More #402 Color challenge and Global Design Project #222 Sketch Challenge


Less is More #410

GDP#222











Saturday, January 4, 2020

Happy New Year!

#Simple Stamping only used Stamp Set Parisian Beauty

Bonne AnnĂ©e 

I am so excited to share some of the fun cards I've made using the new Parisian Beauty Cling Stamps and Parisian Dies from the New Mini Catalog.

I've also been decorating my envelopes, too.  I don't know why I haven't done this sooner.  It adds so much.  Don't you like getting pretty mail- so do your recipients.

These Stamps and Dies are so intricate you don't need to add  much.  This is Simple Stamping at its best, but looks so elegant.
                                              



Card Recipe:

Stamps: PARISIAN BEAUTY and FOREVER BLOSSOMS from Mini Catalog
Sentiments:  FOREVER BLOSSOMS
PARISIAN BEAUTY from Mini Catalog
Dies: PARISIAN DIES
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White,
PARISIAN BLOSSOMS DSP



Parisian Beauty DSP 









Sunday, December 22, 2019

Holiday Cheer!


Happy Holidays. I hope you are all in the holiday Spirit.  So why do people say Happy Holidays? If you know what holiday an individual celebrates go ahead and say, 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Hanukkah'

Nov.1 - Jan. 14 there are approximately 29 holidays observed by 7 of the world's major religions.

I hope you enjoy pictures from my latest project.  This is a treat and gift card holder.  The Belly band is as wide as the gift box so the box can slide into it like a sleeve. You can lay the gift card on top or under the treats.  The treats are Hershey Nuggets wrapped in matching DSP.  This is a great idea fro any occasion.  Just get matching card stock, DSP and you have yourself a great gift.  This is your last chance to order the Envelope Punch Board.  It is on Clearance right now.  Go online and grab up the last of the holiday paper and punch board before they are gone: My Store
Use Code BY74234Z
My Clearance Store







What I did:
 STAMPS:First Frost, Cup of Cheer- Basically any sentiment stamp.
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Tolie Tidings, Let it Snow, any Good DSP will work. Real Red, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Green Spruce, any matching Stamping' Up! Cardstock, because it is thick and strong.

 TECHNIQUE: Using the envelope punch board you can create these boxes. Start by scoring and punching at 2" and 3-1/8" then turn and follow the lines and punch and score on the other 3 sides. Finish by rounding the flaps.
The DSP is cut at 3-1/2 x 6-3/4.  Scored at 1-3/8 and 2-3/16 flip to the other end 1-3/8 and 2-3/16 again. Score and fold.  Fit to your box and adhere. Make sure it's not too tight so the box can slide in and out easily.
Used Everyday Label punch and Pretty Label punch to mount the sentiment on.  Added a sprig from a thinlet fro some holiday greenery.





Envelope Punch Board 
133774

Price$20.00 $12.00
Create your own envelopes from our Envelope Paper, Designer Series Paper, or cardstock in up to 66 different sizes. Instructions included.

* Sizing chart printed on board
* Measurements provided in inches and centimeters
* Scoring tool included
* Has convenient slot for storing scoring tool.





Monday, December 9, 2019

Free Shipping One Day Only







Order online Dec. 11 and use code: ZFGFJ4CG


Free shipping for order $50 and above - Time to stock up and get your gifts before the holidays!



Sailing Home Cling Stamps
Products Used for Buckle Card:
Come Sail Away DSP (12x12)
Classic Label Punch
Night of Navy Cardstock






Thursday, October 3, 2019

Exclusive Japanese Stamp Set


Get this exclusive Japanese stamp set for a limited time!

The New Year Celebration Stamp is available in North America!  Go to My Store and order yours today! The sentiments written in Japanese translate to 'Happy New Year,' and will make beautiful cards to bring in the New Year.  Get this exclusive stamp set soon, because it is only available until January 31.

Recipe:
STAMPS:New Year Celebration Stamp  Set
INK: Night of Navy, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana,
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP, Real Red, Coastal Cabanaand White
PUNCHES/DIES: Mini Curvy Keepsake Box, Stitched Nested Labels
OTHER: Snail Adhesive(SU!), dimensionals, Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips 









Order from My Store:
















Thursday, September 12, 2019

Polka Dotted Metallic Birthday


 Happy September!  I am entering this cute card in Less is More Challenge for Metallics. I found this cute card design on Youtube. Jenn is so cute! ArtsyFartsyGallery.com    I have also been trying to use some of my old paper and not have it just 'SIT' there looking pretty.  Paper is meant to be made into something.  I love the Piece of Cake Stamp set and matching punch.  It is so versatile.
The DSP paper panel has some gold foil elements and the Happy birthday Sentiment is Embossed using gold.  I also dipped the edges of the front panel in Versa Mark and then embossed those as well.

Here is the Challenge:








What I did: STAMPS: Piece Of Cake(SU! 2019/20Main Catalog) stamp set.
 Sentiment: Piece of Cake
CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Blushing Bride(SU!)
Here are the dimensions for the paper cuts:
You Must check out Jenn's site for other examples
Supplies: