Cards - Thank You

Border Buddy Saturday - Painted Autumn Bundle

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week.  During September when you make a purchase through our online stores you will receive a free PDF with instructions for 8 cards using the Painted Autumn Bundle of products. 


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This is one of the cards in our free PDF.  I love the sunflower image and you can use so many different colours to create the flower.  In this card I used Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist (my new favourite In Color).  These stamps are photopolymer which makes the 2 step technique you need much easier because you can see right through them for easy placement.  Two step stamping means you stamp one image on top of another to create a more dimensional final image.

BB Saturday Painted Autumn Bundle 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The little frame is made using the Stitched Shapes Framelits with a coordinating square from the Layering Square Framelits nested inside.  I find it easiest to cut them both out at the same time and it's easy to keep them in place if you use the magnetic platform.

  BB Saturday Painted Autumn Bundle 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Here's a collage of the other cards included in this month's free PDF instructions.

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If you are in Canada you can place your order with Alison, Alison's Stampin' Up! Store

If you are in the US you can place your order at my store  Patsy's Stampin' Up! Store!

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Embossing Paste to Add Texture and Design to your Card

Embossing Paste & Stencil Mask Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Embossing paste & Masks are new products in the  2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  They can add some easy dimension and interest to your card. 

 

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The card on the left the paste has been colored which I will show you in in a couple of step by step images or you can watch the video provided by Stampin' Up! to see how to. 

 

Step 1

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Remove the desired amount of paste and apply to your silicone mat.  Add a few drops of classic re-inker.

 

Step 2

Feather Together stamp set by Stampin' Up!  Embossing Paste Technique www.stampstodiefor.com 3

Stir in the re-inker with your palette knife.

 

Step 3

Feather Together stamp set by Stampin' Up!  Embossing Paste Technique www.stampstodiefor.com 4

Lay down your mask and with your palette knife spread it across the mask in your desired location. 

 

Step 4

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Remove the mask and let it dry it does dry quickly so you can easily move forward with your project.  

 

Click Here to Watch Embossing Paste Video if reading this by email.

I hope you give this fun embellishment a try.  

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Painted Harvest Stamp Set Soon To Be Released

Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

You won't want to miss this great stamp set featuring this unique two step flower along with some leaves and sentiments.  I love sunflowers and this two step stamp set is perfect to create a card filled with them. 

Painted Harvest Flowers

While Sunflowers seem to say fall, change up the color and you can have many other varieties of beautiful flowers to stamp for any season and occasion.  The possibilities are endless!

Painted Harvest Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up!

This set has 13 Photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d

  • They are totally transparent making it easy for placement.
  • They cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
  • You only need  one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). 
  • The stamps come in great packaging similar to DVD cases  for easy storage.
  • The images are on the spine making them easy to find which set you need. 

This an many other new and exciting things that will be released September 1, 2017 in the Holiday Catalog. 

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Anyone who has placed an order with me in the last 12 months should have received their copy in the mail.  You can begin to view the catalog online September 1st just click on catalogs in the menu bar.

 

Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

I decided to make my flower a Black Eyed Susan.

Card Directions:

  1. Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White Thick Cardstock folded in half.
  2. Cut a wavy edge on one side of a piece of 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" cards stock.
  3. Take the more solid sunflower image and ink it up with Crushed Curry Classic Ink and off stamp it on a piece of  scratch paper and then stamp the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece randomly.  Repeat this several times.
  4. Ink the more defined sunflower image with Crushed Curry Classic Ink and stamp on top of the previous stamped flowers.
  5. Stamp the flower centers with Tuxedo Memento Ink.
  6. Adhere some of the new black Vintage Crochet Trim to the backside of the wavy edge of the Whisper White Cardstock.
  7. Adhere the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Whisper White cardstock to the top of the card front.
  8. Tie some Basic Black Bakers Twine and Solid Bakers Twine around the top of the card front and tie in a bow towards the left hand side.
  9. Stamp "Your Kindness..." in Tuxedo Black in the lower right hand corner of the card front.
  10. Apply some Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers for a bit of extra pop!
  11. Quick and Easy!

 

You won't need too many stamping supplies for this quick and easy card.

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Border Buddy Saturday - Delightful Daisy Suite

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  I'm so excited that the Daisy Punch is back in stock and that means the Daisy Delight Bundle is available again to order at 10% discount.

BB Delightful Daisy Suite 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set has 16 pieces including the six featured in today's card including:

Thank You
...for your kindness
Flower Stem
Flower (open image)
Flower (solid image, 2 step)
The grass

I love 2 step stamping because you can layer stamps in different coloured ink easily.  The Daisy Delight stamps are photopolymer so placing them so the line up is a snap because you can see right through them!

BB Delightful Daisy Suite 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The black outline flower is stamped first and then the more solid flower image is stamped on top.  The colours include Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  The center of the flowers are highlighted with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to give them a little sparkle.

 

The Delightful Daisy Suite of products will be featured in Patsy's and my Free Card program for August.  When you place any size order in our online store in August you'll receive a PDF with instructions and measurements to create 8 card using these products.

Here are some other wonderful projects made using the Delightful Daisy Suite and designed by the concept artists at Stampin' Up!

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Patsy's Free Card Program

BB Delightful Daisy Suite 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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Handstamped Thank You Card - Daisy Delight Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Daisy Delightful stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Sometimes all you need for a great card is some amazing patterned paper.  The background paper for this card is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper package.  This package is filled with fun flowers amazing colors, there won't be a piece you don't like. 

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The "Daisy" and "Thank You" are from the Daisy Delight stamp set by Stampin' Up!  This stamp set has a coordinating punch that is going to be so popular.  Everyone one loves the ease of coordinating punches - just stamp and punch.  And if you are like me all my punches are within arms reach!

138393 Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin Up

The Classy Designer buttons are only available while supplies last and the last day to order them is May 31.  The best part is they are also on Sale for only $3.60.  You get 8 each of 3 designs for a total of 24 buttons. 

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I was able to create the watercolor flower by using watercolor paper and a spritz of water. 

  • Just spritz the watercolor paper lightly with water
  • Ink up your stamp (I used Calypso Coral) and stamp on the damp paper and watch it bleed.
  • Then I stamped the center using Daffodil Delight
  • Punched it out and was ready to embellish my card with it.

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The Delicate White Dollies, 5/8" Burlap and Linen Thread are all being carried over to the new catalog so never fear you will still be able to get them.  While we often think of Burlap as a more masculine embellishment pairing it with the Delicate Dollies makes this card have a rustic feel.  

The count down is here! Only 2 more sleeps until you can place your orders from the new catalog June 1st at NOON.  But if you want to avoid the website overload wait until later in the day or even June 2.

Thursday's post you can Download or View the New Catalog Online...

How can you get your hands on the new catalog READ MORE...

 

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Wild About Flowers - What are you wild about?

Wild about Flowers Stamp Set and By the Sea Designer Series Paper Stamps to Die For
I am wild about the stamp set "Wild About Flowers".  How about you?  It is easy to use and every card I make with it I love.  While the sentiments in the set may not fit every occasion, if you know anyone retiring or starting out on a new adventure it is perfect. 

I needed a Thank You card so I grabbed my Thankful Thoughts stamp set and used those for this card.  I really love how it crisp an image they stamp.

  • The card base is Soft Sky with a layer of designer paper from the By The Shore Designer Series Paper. 
  • I choose to use Very Vanilla for the tag which I punched the end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 
  • The two ink colors are Dapper Denim & Mint Macaron

I only used the two ink colors for this card, I just off stamped the Dapper Denim to achieve a lighter blue image.

Off stamping is when you ink up your stamp and then stamp it on a piece of scrap paper before you stamp your image.  You can off stamp multiple times to achieve different shades with the same color ink.  

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Full Ink - Off Stamped Once - Off Stamped Twice

Sometimes you off stamp on scrap paper but sometimes off stamping can be re- stamping your project to make different shades. Check out the card I made a while back using this technique with a similar stamp set.

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I finished of the flowers with the smallest pearls from the Basic Pearls embellishments.  The ribbon is the  Ruched Dapper Denim ribbon tied with a little piece of Linen Thread.  Don't forget to stop back Thursday and see what card I CASEd this week. 

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Thanks for lifting me up

Special hand stamped card for a special friend.

Do you have a special friend that knows just what to say and when to say it to lift your spirits?  The Lift Me Up stamp set has a great sentiment to thank that special friend.   While this card can look a bit overwhelming it is a pretty easy card to make.

When I first started stamping meant Ink, Paper & Stamps.  But now it means Ink, Paper, Stamps & the Big Shot!

Lift me Up Stamp Set and Hearth & Home Thinlits from Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 1

I remember in days gone buy how we would try to make window frames for cards.  It was so puttsy trying to cut out the squares and get them just right.  Now with the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot it is easy peasy!

How to make this card...

The base of the card is Peekaboo Peach (4 1/4" x 11" for top fold or you can do a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for a side fold). 

The next layer is a piece of (4" x 5 1/4") Crumbcake cardstock that I stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Crumbcake ink to create a wood look.

Then I cut out a piece (2 3/8" x 3") of the Night of Navy and Whisper White patterned paper from the Carried Away Designer Series Papers and glued it to the center card front about 1" from the top.

Lift me Up Stamp Set and Hearth & Home Thinlits from Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

I stamped the small hot air balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Night of Navy ink and cut it out with the coordinating Up & Away Thinlit Die & the Big Shot.  Then I glued it to the patterned paper on the cardfront.

The window frame is cut out of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot. I then adhered it over the patterned paper with dimensionals.

The window box is cut out using Soft Sky cardstock.  Then I stamped "THANKS FOR LIFTING ME UP!" in Night of Navy ink and adhered the window box  to the bottom of the window with dimensionals.

Lift me Up Stamp Set and Hearth & Home Thinlits from Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor 3.com

The window box flowers & leaves are from the That's the Tag stamp set. I stamped the flower in Night of Navy ink on Peekaboo Peach cardstock  and the leaves in Night of Navy ink on Macaron cardstock.  Then I cut them out with the coordinating Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies. 

I attached the flower and leaves to the window box with glue dots.

Do you like the look of windows when making cards? 

Check out more inspiration for cards using these thinlits on my Pinterest Board...

Big Shot: Framelits & Thinlits board if you want some more ideas.

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Sunday Sketches SS021

I hope you have been enjoying the Sunday Sketches Series and it has inspired you to create some cards using the sketches.   This week sketch is using the Lift Me Up stamp set featured in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  

Sunday Sketches SS021 by Stamps to Die For

Measurements:

  • Card Base: Top Fold 4 1/4" x 11" Side Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Strip: 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
  • Rectangle: 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"
  • Mat" 2 3/4" x 3"

I am not fond of heights and will admit riding up in the sky in a balloon never made my bucket list.  A friend gave us the gift of riding in a Hot Air Balloon.  It is pretty costly and I didn't know how to graciously not accept them.  So off we went and I have to tell you it was the most amazing thing in the world.

Peaceful, quiet and no sense of height it is hard to describe.  Here is cut poem about hot air balloons.

Hot Air Balloon

I’m leaving town I’ll be back soon
I’m taking a ride in a hot air balloon.

The noise is loud when the burners fire.
The heat takes me up higher and higher.

I float in the sky.
It’s a wonderful thing.
Now I know why flying birds sing.

By Joy Acey

Sunday Sketches SS021 LIfte Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Framelits by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Let your imagination run wild! 

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.

Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Framelits by Stampin' Up! Thank You Card www.stampstodiefor.com
I realized when I was posting this photo that the small balloon should be behind the right balloon to give it the proper perspective.   So next time I will put my smaller balloon behind.  I love stamp sets that have coordinating framelits making it so easy without any fussy cutting.

You can see below the list of things I used to create this card.  I hope you enjoyed today's case! I would love to hear if you created a card using the case.   I have posted the sketch on my Facebook page if you stamp a card I would love to have you share it there.

 

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Stampin' Up! Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set

Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy Here.

Sometimes Life gets so busy that that we don't take the time to Thank someone who has done something wonderful for us.

Botanical Builders Framelits Thank You Card with Playful Palette Washi Tape #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

With the Stampin' Up! Thankful Thoughts stamp set you will have several options to create wonderful hand stamped Thank You's for those special people who deserve it.

Botanical Builders Framelits Thank You Card with Playful Palette Washi Tape #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The flowers on this card were made using the Botanical Builder Framelits and Big Shot and I choose the 2016-2018 In-Colors...

  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugarplum
  • Emerald Envy

The coordinating Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape diagonally across the card front pulls it all together.  

This is one of those cards that looks like you really fussed but is really a pretty simple card to create.  

Botanical Builders Framelits Thank You Card with Playful Palette Washi Tape #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 5
The "thank you so much" is heat embossed.  Embossing makes such a "Wow" on your paper crafting projects.  To testify how amazing the Stampin' Up! heat tool is I have had mine over 15 years.  It has been used for many classes and thousands of cards. 

Haven't ever heat embossed before or need a refresher, you can watch the Stampin' Up! Video "Embossing With Stampin' Up! Products".

 

Don't miss our Just in CASE Series every Thursday

Have a great rest of the weekend.

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