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Sunday Sketches SS032 - Retiring Wetlands Stamp Set

Sunday Sketches Card Sketch Series

Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

Sunday Sketches SS032 Card Sketch using Stampin Up Products www.stampstodiefor.com

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Sunday Sketches SS032 Card Sketch using Stampin Up Products www.stampstodiefor-tile

Card Measurements & Supplies:

  • The Cardbase is Pool Party Cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in Half. 
  • The strip of *Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper (1 3/4" x 4 3/4") and is matted with a piece of Island Indigo Cardstock (1 7/8" x  4 7/8").  
  • The row of sandpipers are stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (1 5/8" x 3 1/4") and matted with a piece of Island Indigo Cardstock (1 3/4" x  3 3/8").
  • I wrapped some Linen Thread around the left hand side three times and tied in a bow.
  • The card base is embossed with the Big Shot & Seaside Embossing Folder.
  • Lace Doilies*

*Retiring Items that are sold out.  All retiring items (except stamp sets) are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY!  Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 22 then only while supplies last. 

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Border Buddy Saturday - With Stamipn' Up! High Tide Stamp Set

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.

I am excited to share with you another card featured in our Monthly Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial.  Since there are 5 Saturdays in April you get a bonus peek.

High Tide stamp set by Stampin' Up! Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial www.stampstodiefor.com

This card is made using the High Tide stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  So excited it is going to carry over into the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.   We only have one light house in MN but it is a very popular one, the Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior.  We love to visit that area of the state.  It is an international harbor with large ships coming and going.  It is like an entirely different world from central Minnesota.  We have lots of lakes but tiny compared to Superior.

High Tide stamp set by Stampin' Up! Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial www.stampstodiefor.com 23

Hard to see in a photo but I placed some Wink of Stella on the beam of light and it is so sparkly.  This is another great set to use for masculine cards. 

You can earn complete instructions for this card along with 7 others in our our Border Buddy's PDF Tutorial FREE by just placing an order at our online stores. 

Our PDF Card Tutorial features...

  • images
  • supply lists
  • measurements
  • step by step directions for 8 different cards

This month 4 cards are from the Nailed It Stamp Set and 4 are from the High Tide Stamp Set giving you lots of ideas for the guy or guys in your life.  You can earn free cards from both Alison and I for placing a qualifying order.  

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Just in CASE Series - You won't want to miss the Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted Stamp Set

Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

My Border Buddy Alison and I both CASE a card and share it each Thursday.  One of the fun parts for us is we don't know until you do which card each other has cased.

CASE = COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING

Just in CASE Card Series - Penned & Painted Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com horz
Left: Stampin' Up! Concept Artisit Card on Page 152, 2016 Annual Catalog --- Right: My CASE

 

CASEing is when you pick out a card and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both, but if you go too far you are then creating your very own card and just are inspired by the card or project you started to CASE.

The More you CASE the more you learn to be creative so there is nothing wrong with CASEing!

Just in CASE Card Series - Penned & Painted Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Penned & Painted Stamp Set is retiring!

This is by far one of my favorite flower sets and will remain on my stamping shelf even after it retires.  I love two step stamping and technically this is three steps.  The multiple steps make such amazing dimension on stamped images.

You only have a few more weeks to order this retiring stamp set so don't wait too long. 

The colors used in today's card are...

Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Pear Pizzaaz.  The patterned paper is part of the retiring Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper so it may already be gone.  All retiring products are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST except stamp sets are guaranteed till May 21

Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget if you would like to receive a Free PDF Card Tutorial of the Just in CASE card each week subscribe to my Newsletter.

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Hop on over to my Border Buddy Alison Solven's blog and see what card she CASE'd today!

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Birthday Blast & Star Blast Edgelits Dies Last Chance

Handstamped Birthday Card using Birthday Blast Stamp Set & Starblast Edglits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I love celebrating my Stampin' Up! Team's accomplishments. 

Each month I send a card to the Top 10 in Sales a hand stamped card congratulating them.  The Birthday Blast stamp set and Star Blast Edgelits Dies is the perfect set to create a card to help them celebrate.   The Top Ten in March received this card in their mail-box.  Everyone still loves to receive a hand stamped card in the mail. 

Birthday Blast stamp set and Star Blast Edgelits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Here is how to make this hand stamped card.

  • The card base is a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White card-stock fold in half.
  • I stamped the image in Rich Razzleberry Ink on the center top of the card-front.
  • The stars are embossed using a piece of 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" Rich Razzleberry cardstock using the Big Shot and the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder. 
  • I cut out the stars from a piece of Shimmery White paper using the Big Shot and the Star Blast Edgelits Dies and adhered it behind the top of the Rich Razzleberry card-stock and adhered it to the bottom of the card-front.
  • With the Star Blast Edgelits Dies I cut out a star from Silver Glimmer paper. 
  • Stamp WAHOO in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White and cut it out using the tag from the edgelits dies.

Time is running out for items in the Occasions Catalog.  You won't want to miss this fun set for celebrating Birthdays, special achievements and anything you want to say Wahoo about. 

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Sunday Sketches SS031 - Really Fun Different Fold Card

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSO31 by Stamps to Die For. 

Sunday Sketches SS030 Card Sketch using Stampin Up Products www.stampstodiefor.com

Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

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I created this card for last week's Color Your World International Blog Hop and then decided to set it aside.  As often times happens after looking at it a bit I decided it wasn't so bad and I loved the way it folded differently so I thought I could use it for Sunday Sketches.  This is one of those times I create the card and then the sketch.

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For the card base I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock 6" x  5 1/2"  folded in half to create a 3" x 5 1/2" card front. I am excited to say Very Vanilla will have an optional Thick too in the New 2017 Annual Catalog!  Love using this firmer cardstock for the card bases. 

Sunday Sketches SS030 Card Sketch using Stampin Up Products www.stampstodiefor-1

The stamps I used for today's card are from the Number of Years stamp set with coordinating Large Number Framelits.  I like how the numbers don't stamp solid giving a bit of dimension. I stamped them in Basic Gray and attached them with dimensionals to a Smoky Slate 2 7/8" circle I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Big Shot.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the stitched shapes if you hadn't noticed.

The polka dot paper (2 1/4" x 5 1/4") is from the Naturals Designer Series Paper Stacks. 

Happy is stamped in Basic Black and the ribbon is the retiring 1/8" Stitched Smoky Slate Ribbon.

This card will fit into our Medium Envelopes for mailing.   Hope this fun fold sketch will inspire you to stamp a card.

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Border Buddy Saturday - High Tide Stamp Set

BB High Tide Stamp Set 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  Patsy and I give away free cards every single month and today I'm sharing one of those cards with you!  Let me give you a little background on our Free Card Program.  Each month we choose two stamp sets and we each make 2 cards with each set.  Then we prepare an 8 page PDF with all the instructions, measurements and supplies and give it as a thank you gift to our customers who purchase through our online stores.  That's all you have to do - place any size order through our store.  It gets better....when that order is $50 or more we send you two of the cards in the mail! My customers love receiving the cards each month.

BB High Tide Stamp Set 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This month one of our stamp sets is High Tide and I'm so thrilled it's going to be in the next Annual Catalogue so you can use the PDF in the future too.  This card uses a fabulous designer paper stack called Serene Scenery and it had some fabulous designs including this one that looked like the shore and ocean.  Sadly it's retired and has already sold out.  You could create a similar look with a watercolour wash technique.

BB High Tide Stamp Set 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The lighthouse is a two step technique where you use two images, one on top of the other, to create a multi coloured final image.  In Vancouver we have many lighthouses because we are on the water and so I have a natural love for them.  I stamped the lighthouse and then stamped the sentiment on top. 

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These cars were created by the talented concept artists at Stampin' Up!  You can make any colour lighthouse using the two step method and add all the other elements easily because the stamps are photopolymer and you can see right where to place them.

 Are you ready to receive our free PDF and cards in the mail? Check out all the details here:

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Just in CASE Series - saying Goodbye to In the Meadow stamp set.

CASE = Copy And Share Everything

Each week I pick out a card from the catalog and either copy it exactly or change up the stamp set or colors or maybe even both. When CASEing if you go too far, you are then creating your very own card and have just been inspired by the card or project you started to CASE.

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Most of you have commented when I CASE you love when I change it up a bit so the only thing that is the same in today's card is the layout.  

Some of the items may not be available when you go to order them since retiring paper, inks and accessories are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!   

Just in CASE Series Page 140 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog In the Meadow Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

What I used to make this handstamped card.

The designer paper is Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)

The Ribbon is the Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo

The trees are from the In the Meadow retiring stamp set; from left to right are stamped in Mint Macaroon (retiring ink color), Night of Navy and Flirty Flamingo

Just in CASE form 2016 -2017 Annual Catalog Page 140  In the Meadow stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched out with the coordinating Duet Banner Punch. 

Don't forget you can get a FREE PDF Tutorial of the Just in Case Series cards when you subscribe to my newsletter.   Each Wednesday Newsletter subscribers receive the PDF Tutorial free for the weekly Just in Case Card.  CLICK HERE to subscribe to my newsletter.

Be sure and Hop over to Alison's blog and see what she cased today!

Don't forget to check out the retiring product - you wont' want to miss your favorite products.

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Color Your World International Blog Hop - Retiring "In the Meadow" Stamp Set

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month The Color Your World Design Team kicks off a Color Challenge with our Blog Hop.  I am honored to be part of this amazing design team of top demonstrators from around the world. 

Everyone is welcome to play along with the challenge by uploading your projects to our Facebook Group.

We do ask that you not post any links or promotions to the group, we're here to get our creative juices flowing and share photos with each other.  Want to Join the Group simply visit the page and ask to join!

This Month's Color Your World International Color Challenge

Color Your World International Blog Hop Color Challenge April 2017

The Color Palette is... Basic Black, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate. 

You don't have to use all the colors to play along - but I do like to try and in-cooperate them all in my card, this month with only three colors not too hard.

Color Your World International Blog Hop In the Meadow by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

Handstamped Card Measurements:

  • Smoky Slate Card Base:  4 1/4" x 8 1/2"  
  • Designer Paper: 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Whisper White: 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" (cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies)
  • Smokey Slate: 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper White Circle: 1 3/8" (cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies)

Color Your World International Blog Hop In the Meadow by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Deer & Sentiments stamped with Basic Gray Classic Ink, Circle Stamped using Smoky Slate.  Sentiments and Circle are stamps from the Wood Words Stamp set which will be available June 1 in the the 2017 Annual Catalog.  White Perfect Accents colored with a black permanent marker.  

Color Your World International Blog Hop In the Meadow by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com envelope made with envelope punch board

Do you ever make your own envelopes?

I don't make them often but I do love square cards.  This card will fit into a traditional envelope however I love making a coordinating envelope with the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board.  It is super simple with the directions printed right on front of the board so I don't have to go looking through piles of papers for them.

Now onto the Blog Hop!

Just click Next to hop on over to the next blog~

                

If you get lost  or want to revisit a previous blog just click one of the links below.

Alison Solven - Canada
Patsy Waggoner -USA (You are Here)
Sophie Prestrelle - France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond - UK
Barbara Meyer - Austria
Anna Sposato - Germany

For blogs in another language it is easy to click translation usually found in the sidebar of the blog to switch to English

Don't forget to visit our Facebook Group page to share or just see more projects made with the color challenge. :)Don'

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Sunday Sketches SS030 - Saying Goodbye to Wetlands Stamp Set

Sunday Sketches Card Sketch Featuring Stampin' Up! Products

Each Sunday I create a card sketch and then create a card using the sketch.  Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Sunday Sketches SS029 Card Sketch using Stampin Up Products www.stampstodiefor.com 2

Card Measurements:

  • Card Base: Top Fold 4 1/4" x 11" Side Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Next Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Mat: 3" x 4"
  • Stamped Piece" 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

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Today's card sketch is a simple and clean sketch.

I used the goose from the Wetlands stamp set to create today's card.  The next month and a half we will be saying goodbye to some of our favorite stamp sets, papers and embellishments.  Wetlands made my Top Ten stamp sets I am saddest to see retire. 

Sunday Sketches SS029 Wetlands Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The background paper is from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.  It has an great assortment of different designs and colors. 

The Ribbon is 1/8" Stitched Ribbon in Smokey Slate.  Many of the ribbons are retiring so be sure to order your favorites before they are gone.  Everything except stamp sets is ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

I love Stampin' Up!'s watercolor paper it is easy to get a nice stamped image while being textured enough to give an amazing watercolor look.  I stamped the image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then coloring with classic ink colors Delightful Dijon, Old Olive and Crumb Cake and a blender pen.

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's card sketch.

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Border Buddy Saturday - Nailed It Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today and it's Patsy here today! I'm sharing a masculine card using the Nailed It Stamp Set & Build It Framelits Dies.


Nailed It stamp set by Stampin' Up! - Border Buddies Earn Free Cards and PDF Customer Rewards 2

If you haven't already be sure and check out pages 46, 47 & 48 in the Occasions Catalog.  They are filled with awesome stamp sets, papers and embellishments just for the "guy" in your life. 

I love how when you cut out the tape measure framelit in the Silver Foil Paper it looks so real!

Nailed It stamp set by Stampin' Up! - Border Buddies Earn Free Cards and PDF Customer Rewards 222

This card is one of the cards featured in our Border Buddy's Tutorial you earn FREE by just placing an order at our online stores.  Our tutorial features images, supply lists, measurements and step by step directions for 8 different cards.  This month 4 cards are from the Nailed It Stamp Set and 4 are from the High Tide Stamp Set.  You can earn free cards from both Alison and I for placing qualifying order.  

Click Here to read more if you are in the US

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Need Stamps?

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