Sunday, April 30, 2017

Retired Set Sunday and a Sketch Challenge CPC70

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge CPC70
Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday, where I pair a retired set with something current from Stampin' Up! Today's layout inspiration came from Craft Project Central's Sketch Challenge. I paired the Jar of Love stamp set and framelits with the retired stamp, Mother of Mine, for a happy Mother's Day Card!

Supply List:
  • Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Mother of Mine (retired)
  • Colors & Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Shimery White, 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack
  • Tools: Aqua Painter, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber, Linen Thread
  • Big Shot: Everyday Jars Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Tip Top Taupe is retiring in June, so be sure to purchase your retiring paper while supplies last. Please shop Stampin' Up! and choose me as your demonstrator. Stop by tomorrow for the We Create - Step It Up Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Retired Set Sunday: Featuring Paper Pumpkin Alternatives for A Sara Thing

April's Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing
Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday, where I pair a retired set with something new! These cards were created from April's Paper Pumpkin kit, Stampin' Up's monthly subscription kit in the mail. I decided to do something a little different with my kit after watching a You Tube video from the adorable
Danica Ferrante where she added the butterfly to her card base. Well, I didn't care for the geometric heart shape that came with the kit, so I decided to glue the butterfly to the heart and cut it out.

I used the retired Stampin' Up! set, Sassy Salutations for some of the sentiments because I love the whimsy look of the font. These kits are great! The card bases and mats are precut and it comes with everything you need, except for a stamping block. But hey, I've used the back of my iPhone as a block before. True story! 

Supply List:
  • Stamp Sets: A Sara Thing, Sassy Salutations (retired)
  • Colors & Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack
  • Tools: April's (2017) Paper Pumpkin Kit, Washi Tape, Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils, Paint Brush, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips
  • Big Shot: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Butterflies Thinlits Dies 
Order online at Stampin' Up! and please choose me as your demonstrator. Paper Pumpkin subscribers have access to past kits and refills! Thanks for stopping by and please leave a happy comment!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Have you Heard? Stampin' Up's Retiring List is Here
Click the Photo Above for the Retiring List Link
Stampin' Up! just released the 10 page retiring list! Select retiring products have discounts up to 50% off. These items will only be available while supplies last through May 31st. Why do items retire? To get ready for new items which will come out with the new July 1st catalog. 

Some items to note from the list:
Regals 12" x 12" paper stack (131188)
Brights 12" x 12" paper stack (131186)
Subtles 12" x 12" paper stack (131189)
Neutrals 12" x 12" paper stack (131187)
Gold Wink of Stella (141898)
Adhesive Remover (103684)
Big Shot Die Brush Noooooooo! (140603)
Handheld Stapler (139083)

Place your order soon to get retiring products before they are gone! Order online by clicking HERE and please choose me as your demonstrator. Your orders make my day and I so appreciate you!  Be sure to check out the retiring bundles!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Retired Set Sunday: Mouthwatering and a Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday - where I combine something retired with something new! I hope this inspires you to dust off your old Stampin' Up! stamps and get creative. This week I used the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge FMS282 for some inspiration. I combined the retired Popsicle Stampin' Up! stamp from the Mouthwatering set with the new Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper from the current Occasions Catalog. I inked the Popsicle with the Peekaboo Peach Stampin' Write Marker then colored the stripes onto the stamp with the Calypso Coral marker. The stick is colored with the Crumb Cake marker. I used this same technique with the sentiment. The sentiment and stitch marks are outlined with a white Scribe-ALL® All Surface Pencil which you can get at any art supply store. 

Supply List:
  • Stamp Set: Mouthwatering (Retired)
  • Colors & Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips,
  • Dimensions:  Card base is 10-1/2" x 5-1/4" so that when folded the dimensions are 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" and the card will fit in a 5-1/2" square envelope. 
    Tasty Treats DSP 142770 - $13.00 (US)
    You can order the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper from me until May 31, 2017. There's also a coordinating bundle which includes the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits Dies. Save 10% when you order the stamp and dies in a bundle. Thanks for stopping by!
    Cool Treats Bundle 145181 - $48.50 (US)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Free Color Chart Template

Only three more months until the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog comes out. Take some time to Spring clean your inventory. I had a color chart like this a few years ago which really helps keep my paper and inks organized. I re-created the chart here and you can download this template for free. I'll update the sidebar when the colors change. Just punch out the coordinating cardstock, scribble with your Stampin' Write Markers and stamp any image you like in the corresponding square. Just click on the image below or on the sidebar for your free template. Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Retired Set Sunday: Tasty Trucks and a Sketch Challenge CCMC451

Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday, where I use a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set with current product. My layout inspiration came from the Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge CCMC451. These cards feature the Tasty Trucks stamp set which retired from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog. 

Sketch challenges are a really fun way to get some inspiration and put those stamps to use. For the top card I used Watermelon Wonder along with the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack 2015-2017 In Colors. The bottom card features the same DSP in Mint Macaron paired with a Pool Party base. I love this color combination. The washi tape on the top card is also retired. Unfortunately, the In Color Collection of 2015-2017 will no longer be available when the new Stampin' Up! catalog comes out June 1st. So, now is the time to order your favorites: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.

  Supply List:
  • Stamp Set: Tasty Trucks (Retired Sale-A-Bration 2017)
  • Colors & Ink: Shimmery White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Write Markers in Basic Black, Mint Macaron, and Watermelon Wonder
  • Embellishments: Watermelon Wonder Washi Tape (retired), Watercolor Pencils
  • Tools: Blender Pen, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Saturday, April 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - April Step it Up

Welcome to our April Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version.  It’s so fun to connect with each other and share ideas and creativity.  I'm so happy you stopped by.
Simple Version
Featuring...the Hostess Set, Pun Intended from the 2016-2017 "Find Your Inspiration" Catalog. My simple card was created using only two layers. First, I stamped the lightbulb pattern onto the Whisper White card base. I rubbed the Embossing Buddy onto the 2" x 4" Night of Navy rectangle. Then I stamped the lightbulb and sentiment using Whisper White. While the ink was still wet, I embossed it with white embossing powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool. The bottom corners are rounded with the Project Life Corner punch. I tied a piece of Linen Thread as an accent around the top and bottom of the sentiment. The bulb is painted with Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer and added to the card base with a Stampin' Dimensional.
Stepped Up Version
The stepped up card has four layers; the Whisper White Card base, a Night of Navy mat, then again, the lightbulbs stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy ink and last, the Night of Navy accent piece with the lightbulb and sentiment. This time I colored all of the bulbs (using the current catalog image on page 200 as my inspiration.)  I used a sponge dauber with Daffodil Delight ink to make the lights glow. The hearts are colored in with Flirty Flamingo ink and a Blender Pen. I added a small white accent dot to the upper left edge of the hearts with the White Stampin' Chalk Marker

The accent bulb was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy and hand cut with paper snips. Clear Wink of Stella covers the bulb for shimmer. The heart on the bulb is covered with thin layer of the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to give it dimension. I've seen a trend lately with sentiment words cut apart, so I hand cut, "you light up my life" and attached them with Stampin' Dimensionals cut to size. It's so cute and whimsical. I sponged the words with Daffodil Delight and painted them with Clear Wink of Stella.

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking below:

 Supply List:
  • Stamp Set: Pun Intended (Hostess Set)
  • Colors & Ink: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo
  • Embellishments: Clear Wink of Stella, Fine Tip Glue Pen, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread, White Stampin' Chalk Marker
  • Tools: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Blender Pen, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Project Life Corner Punch and Paper Snips.

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