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Just in CASE - Crafting Forever Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.  CASE = COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING

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.

Crafting Forever Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Watercoloring www.stampstodiefor.com pens

For today's case I changed up the orientation of the card from landscape to portrait.  I switched up the stamp set but kept the color scheme of Basic Gray and Lemon Lime Twist.

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This card truly falls into the Clean and Simple category for cards.  The Lemon Lime Twist circles are form the Playground Backgrounds stamp set.  The pens are from the Crafting Forever stamp set. 

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Bright & Bold - Happy Celebrations by Stampin' Up!

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Bright and bold colors are often times my favorite.  When I first became a Stampin' Up! Customer in 1996 I purchased colors in the Bold Brights family.  That is still often times the inks I use the most.  What is your favorite Stampin' Up! color family? 

Today's card features one of the new In-Colors called Berry Burst which certainly fits into my bold and bright love!

The stamp set I used is the Happy Celebrations stamp set so while it is not a "new" set, since it was featured in the 2017 Occasions Catalog it is new to me.  I have had a lot of fun playing with it this past week.

 

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Colors from left to right on the card are...

Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Delightful Daffodil, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive!  It also features the new In-Color Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon.

I love this new ribbon it is so soft and easy to tie.  It comes in all the new 2017-2019 In-Colors.

 

Here are the 3 of the Stampin' Up! color families which is your favorite? Click Here to Comment!

BRIGHTS

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REGALS

Stampin' Up! Regals Collection www.stampstodiefor.com

 

SUBTLES

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Sunday Sketches SS040 - Colorful Seasons Stamp Set
by Stampin' Up!

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSo40 by Stamps to Die For

Throughout my life I have always been in love with Adirondack Chairs.  Before pinterest I  would often find pictures in magazines and tear them out and put them in a file of things I like.  It fascinated me that often the pictures would have Adirondack chairs in them.  Some how they signify peacefulness.

So it is no surprise the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits was top on my Stampin' Up! pre-order.  

Sunday Sketches Series SS040 Colorful Seasons stamp set part of the Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up!  www.stampstodiefor-horz


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 Series SS040 by www.stampstodiefor.com
Card Sketch and Measurements


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. 

 

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I can imagine myself sitting on our lake bank with a glass of ice tea enjoying the spring blossoms when I look at this card.  Life is a beautiful thing!

The Stampin' Up! colors I choose for today's card are...

  • Whisper White
  • Dapper Denim
  • Crushed Curry
  • Early Espresso
  • Real Red
  • Lemon Lime Twist

Since we live surround by trees I thought the Woodland Embossing Folder.  was a perfect choice for the background.

Colorful Seasons Bundle Stamp Set and Thinlits save 10% by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Purchase the Colorful Seasons Bundle (Stamp Set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies) and save 10%.

The Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up! is our featured suite in the June FREE Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial  Read More...


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Border Buddy Saturday - Color Theory Suite
by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.  I am counting the days until I meet Alison in Thailand for a very exciting trip that we both earned through Stampin' Up! for our personal sales and team promotions. 

We couldn't do it without all you amazing stampers!  Thanks for following our blogs and ordering from us when you can.

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Today's card features the Colorful Seasons and Weather Together stamp sets Last Sunday I shared with you a card I made using the Weather Together stamp set.  This week I used it along with the beach chair from the colorful seasons stamp set to welcome in Summer. 

The photopolymer stamp sets make it easy to line up the chair fabric in any color you wish.  I choose Berry Burst Classic Ink along with Early Espresso to hand stamp my chair. 

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The umbrella I stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series paper and cut it out with the Big Shot and the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits Die.

The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and stamped on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock in Early Espresso Classic Ink.

I finished the banner off with one of the New Bitty Felt Bows oh how I love these.  They are self adhesive so just peel and stick!

Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up!


The Color Theory Suite is our Featured Border Buddy Suite this month.  You can receive a free 8 Page PDF Tutorial featuring 8 different cards made with this suite just by placing any size order at Alison's Online Store or My online store. 

You are a few more days to place your orders to receive the June Color Theory Border Buddy's PDF Tutorial FREE.

Place a qualifying order and receive FREE hand stamped cards too!  Read More...
These offers are good only through Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Alison Solven and Patsy Waggoner

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Just in CASE - Swirly Bird Stamp Set
by Stampin' Up!

Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Kites
Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 171 ~~~ Right: My CASE

Today's CASE (Copy And Share Everything) is an exact CASE except for the colors.

I replaced...

  • The Peekaboo Peach paint splotches with Lemon Lime Twist ones.
  • The Emerald Envy kite on the left with a Fresh Fig one
  • The Peekaboo Cardstock with the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • The Peekaboo Peach sentiment with Fresh Fig


Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

 

The Swirly Bird stamp set and coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies has been a top seller.  I just recently purchased this stamp set and thinlits.  Sometimes when I get a new set I am not sure what to stamp so CASEing a card is a perfect start to get me going.  Next Tuesday you will see how I REALLY got creative with this set so be sure to stop back.

 

Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 4

 

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Hop on over to Alison's blog and check out what card she cased today!


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Color Your World International Blog Hop
Bunch of Blossoms by Stampin' Up!

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 Facebook 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 June 2017

The Color Palette is... Stampin' Up! colors Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, So Saffron, Berry Burst. 

I try to in-cooperate all the colors into my card, you  don't have to use all the colors to play along.  This month is one of my favorite color pallets.  I am a Brights' Color Family kind of girl.

Color Your World International Blog Hop - Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 4

I just love the Bunch of Blossom stamp set that I used to create this card, along with the Blossom Builder Punch.  I love the dimension two step stamps give to your hand stamped cards.  This stamp set is one of our photopolymer stamp sets which is totally clear and makes lining up the stamp so easy.

Color Your World International Blog Hop - Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The fun Bitty Felt Bow is a new product and comes in the new 2017-2019 In-Colors, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig colors.  You get 20 bows in all (4 each of the 5 colors).  They are self adhesive making it easy to just peel and place on your card.

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
Alisa Tilsnar - Australia
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. 

Color your world blog hop challenge facebook group

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Sunday Sketches SS039 - Weather Together Stamp Set
By Stampin' Up!

Weather Together and Wood Words Stamp Sets by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com

There are many storms in life and it is always better to Weather Together when they arrive.  My Mother was a wonderful person who often reminded us that in the big scheme of life "everything is going to be okay".   When she was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer just 2 weeks after our father passed my brother, my sister and I were all sitting around her hospital bed.  It was a devastating blow so suddenly after our father's passing from an unexpected heart attack. 

As we began to weep my Mother reminded us that everything was going to be alright, my sister (10 years my junior) looked up at her through her tears and said "Yes I know Mom but in my little world right now it really sucks!" we all laughed.  My Mom fought a tough battle for 5 years.  That storm was weathered together not only by my family but so many amazing stamping friends from across the country!  Near and far stampers said prayers, sent cards and I felt lots of arms around me from across the miles.  

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While many umbrella's keep out the rain as I created this card I thought about how I would love for my umbrella to symbolize the love and support of my stamping friends.  Each flower represents the many friends who have supported me through the storms of life.  You can see my umbrella is overflowing and running off the card.  I am blessed!

Sunday Sketches Series SS039 Weather Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz

Each Sunday I share a cards sketch and today we are on week 39, time goes so fast!  I would love to see what card you come up with using the sketch. 

And if you create a card using the sketch I would love to have you share it on My Facebook Page.

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Supply List:

Stamp Set:

  • Weather Together
  • Wood Words

Paper:

  • Fresh Fig Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
  • Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper

Classic Inks:

  • Fresh Fig
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugarplum

Measurements:

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Border Buddy Saturday - Emboss Resist Technique

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison Solven here to day with another Color Theory Suite card share!

June 2017 BB Color Theory Card #5 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's hard to think of snow and cold weather on a beautiful like today in Vancouver.  I love the Colorful Season Photopolyer stamp set which allows you to make cards and other projects representing the four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall.  I love this sentiment - it can be used for any occasion.

Color Theory Suite 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I used a technique called Emboss Resist on my card.  This technique use ink applied over an embossed image so they "pop" off the page by resisting the ink applied on top.  You can watch this video I did from a few years ago on how to achieve this look.

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The Colorful Seasons stamp set is part of the Color Theory Suite of products which Patsy and I are featuring in the June Border Buddy Free Card program.  This collection is so easy to use together because they all coordinate making card making so easy!

Color Theory Suite Collage BB June 2017 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

You can read about our program for qualifying online orders here:

Read about Alison's program here!

Read about Patsy's  program here!

Color Theory Suite BB www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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Just in CASE - Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Just in CASE Card Series A
Left: Card featured in catalog on page 28 ~~~ Right: My CASE Card

The Stampin' Up! Catalog is full of inspiration? 

See a card you like but don't have the stamp set? No worries you can CASE the card using a different stamp set and even different colors.  But if you go too far you have created you own card. 

CASE = Copy and Share Everything

Each Thursday my border buddy Alison Solven and I hand stamp a card we CASE from the Stampin' Up! Catalog and share it on our blogs.  Sometimes I CASE them almost exactly the same and sometimes I change almost everything up. 

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If you love to have the directions for my CASE cards you can sign up for my Newsletter.  Each Friday I send out the tutorial for the card featured in my Thursday Blog Post via my weekly Newsletter.

Oh So Eclectic Suite

My CASE card features the Oh So Eclectic Bundle featured on pages 132-133 of the catalog.  Watch this video from the Stampin' up! Home Office showing you this amazing stamp set, thinlits dies and coordinating paper.

My Border Buddy Alison Solven CASES a card each Thursday too!

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What is your dream job?

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Have you always known what you wanted to be when you grew up? 

It wasn't until 1998 that I discovered my dream job.  I had been a nurse/optician working for two eye doctors and I actually liked what I did, but I never felt like it was my dream job.

I was invited to a Stampin' Up! Party and purchased a few things and started to make cards, cards was my passion and still is today.  I bought the starter kit to get the discount.  I still wasn't thinking dream job!

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I always loved art...

but will admit I could barely draw a stick figure and I am not exaggerating so teaching people how to be creative just wasn't on my radar.  It wasn't long before I just couldn't get enough of stamping.  I lived, dreamed about having a stamp in my hand.  My "real" job was taking up too much time and I just wanted to stamp, create and share.

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That is when I realized my dream job was sharing my love of Stampin' Up! with family and friends. 

Maybe stamping is your dream job! 

Did you know you can purchase the Stamipn’ Up! Starter kit for only $99?  I like to call it the most amazing bundle!  It is not a prepackaged kit you get to select everything you want in your kit. The ultimate perk is you save 20% on all future orders while you are active (minimum of 3 months). 

I welcome everyone to my team no matter if you just want a discount or maybe you want to create your dream job.   I have team members from the east coast to the west coast.  There is no risk and no pressure - Just lots of sharing and fun!

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Ready to jump on board and get started - Click Here to get the $99 Starter Kit and Join.

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Card Details:

  • Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") folded in half for card base.
  • Paper: Berry Burst Cardstock (4" x 5 1/4"), Color Theory Designer Series Paper (3 1/4" 4 1/2"), Watercolor Paper (2" x 3 1/4"), Bermuda Bay (1 7/8" circle)
  • Other: Aqua Painter, Watercolor Pencils, Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon and Bitty Bow.

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