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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SNEAK PEEK...Best Friend Card with the new "A NICE CUPPA" STAMP SET

Wouldn't you love to receive this card from a friend?  A beautiful way to express your friendship, this card is easy to make using the new "A NICE CUPPA" stamp set and framelits.  Here's the recipe:

  • Card base is Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11
  • Liner is 4 x 5 1/4 inches in Wisteria Wonder
  • Card face is embossed using an embossing folder in a paisley pattern
  • The card face was punched on the left side using a  Stampin' Up scalloped punch (available on the secondary market)
  • The sentiment "best friend" was stamped in Wisteria Wonder Ink using the ENDLESS THANKS STAMP SET.
  • After stamping the salutation, it was punched using the LARGE OVAL SCALLOPED PUNCH.
  • The heart, the tea cup, and the tea bag tag  was stamped from the A NICE CUPPA STAMP SET in Wisteria Wonder Ink and ut out suing the framelits.
  • The "steam" was cut from the framelit using Wisteria Wonder paper.
  • The tea bag string was cut from the Linen Thread and taped with scotch tape to the back of the tea cup and attached to the tag.
Thanks for PEEKIN'
Barb Kapla

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SNEAK PEEK! New stamp set "A NICE CUPPA"

Hello Stampers!

Here is my card created with the new stamp set, "A NICE CUPPA" from Stampin' Up available for purchase on January 5th.  Here's the recipe:

  • Whisper White card stock as the card base, cut at 4 1/4 x 11 inches
  • Liner is Pool Party card stock, cut at 4 x 5 1/4
  • Stamped with the I LOVE LACE STAMP SET, the background was stamped in Blushing Bride ink.
  • Using the CUP AND KETTLE FRAMELIT DIES, I cut the tea pot from the Pool Party card stock and embossed the kettle base with the ELEGANT DOTS embossing folder and the lid was embossed with the LATTICE EMBOSSING FOLDER (unavailable from Stampin Up)
  • I added the paper bow from the framelit set and used BLUSHING BRIDE CARD STOCK.
  • The tea bag string is the LINEN THREAD from Stampin' Up which is attahed to the back of the kettle using scotch tape.
  • The tea bag tag was cut with the framelit after stamping with BLUSHING BRIDE INK.
  • The tea cup was stamped with the stamp from A NICE CUPPA STAMP SET in POOL PARTY INK and was cut out using the framelit.
  • The "steam" was a framelit cut from a scrap of WHISPER WHITE CARD STOCK.
  • The small pink flowers were cut using the FLOWER FAIR FRAMELITS in BLUSHING BRIDE card stock.
  • The stamped greeting "You are Tea-Riffic" was stamped with basic black ink from the A NICE CUPPA STAMP SET.
Hope you enjoy making this card and I am sure your recipient will enjoy receiving this beautiful card of friendship.  Thanks for PEEKIN"!!

Barb Kapla

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Hello Stampers!

Even though it's near Christmas Day, the weather outside isn't very tropical but I loved the new "Botanical Garden Designer Series Paper" and the new "Rose Wonder" stamp set that will become available for you to purchase with the new Handmade From the Heart  Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up and Sale-A-Bration Catalog that begins on January 5th. (Just remember that with every $50 purchased from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog, you will receive your choice of free products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.)  Starting January 5th, you can have a wonderful time selecting your free products while choosing those most cherished items on your wish list! 

 I just loved the Designer Series Paper with all of its tropical images, flowers, and colors and with the coordinating Stamp set (Botanical Blooms Stamp Set) and the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, this card comes together very easily.  (Bundle all three and save 15% with 140819)

I chose to cover the Whisper White card base with a 2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of the Botanical Garden DSP and matched it with a 2 x  5 1/4 piece of Cajun Craze card stock  atop a piece of Mossy Meadow Card Stock that measures 2 1/4 x 5 1/2.    When I cut the DSP, the extra 1/2  inch was used to line the top and bottom of the strip, using the opposite side of the paper.  Then it was time to get creative...I used the framelits to create multi-dimentional floweRs to place on top of the Cajun Craze paper along with some tropical leaves in Mossy Meadow that blended wondefully with the DSP.  The flowers for the framelits were cut from Hello Honey and Cajun Craze card stock.  The label that contained the Happy Birthday wish was hand cut and stamped in Mossy Meadow from the "Rose Wonder" stamp set. And that's it...a most beautiful and fun birthday card to send to someone in a not so tropical climate...enjoy! 

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SNEAK PEEK--Helping Me Grow Stamp Set

Hello Stampers!

As we are getting closer each day to the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration, I thought I'd post another simple card that can be made from the "Helping Me Grow" stamp set, available for purchase on January 5th.  The daisies are so fresh and spring-like, I just had to see them on a card face.

I used the large oval framelit to cut out the stamped daisies images from the stamp set using black ink.  I used a blender pen to color in the daisies using Daffodil Delight and used the pen to also color in the stems using Old Olive. The centers of the daisies arre colored in Baked Brown Sugar.   I also stamped the scrolled banner image from the stamp set in Old Olive and "sweet you" in the center also in Old Olive and hand cut it out.  The liner paper was embossed using the Elegant Dots embossing folder on Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The choice of paper and ink colors just remind me of Spring.  I added a simple bow in Daffodil Delight and you are easy and beautiful card for your class or add to your stash !

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SNEAK PEEK-Helping Me Grow Stamp Set and Stamping With An Acrylic Block

Remembering a lesson from my upline, Julie Brancart, I thought I'd try making the background for this beautiful card using the new "Helping Me Grow" stamp set, available for purchase on January 5, 2016.  In doing this technique, we took three different but related in color Stampin' Up markers and selected an acrylic block.  Our instructor demonstrated using the three colored markers by coloring them in three squares on the acrylic block, taking up the entire block surface.  We then took the "spritzer" and lightly misted the ink with the water mist and proceeded to stamp on the Whisper White card stock we were given.  I was really impressed with how it turned out, and marveled at the different techniques that we can use to create our stamped images.  

So with the above example, I chose the three markers of Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay.  As you can see the colors are distinct from each other and provided a beautiful palate for the floral stamped image from the stamp set.  

I stamped the image of the hyacinths with black ink onto the tri-colored background.  I colored the flower in with Wisteria Wonder and colored in the stems with Old Olive green.  If the markers are not available,you can use the stamp pad itself and use blender pens to color the image.  I used the card base in Bermuda Bay, lined it with Wisteria Wonder, and used Whisper White for the image itself. Add some Wisteria Wonder Ribbon and you have a beautiful greeting card.  Easy to make and it turns into a beautiful birthday greeting card using the Cottage Greetings Stamp Set.  Hope you like the card and I hope that you consider purchasing the stamp set after January 5th.  It will be one you will look for and use frequently.  

Thanks for stoppin' by!
Barb Kapla

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