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Easter Watercolors

Little Bit of Spring Easter Bunny Stampin Up1

 

Another adventure in watercolors! I busted out the Aqua Painter to create this fun springtime Easter card.  I love the soft details you can create with the water color pens.  This new stamp set from the Spring 2013 Catalog is adorable! I can’t wait to create more Spring projects!

PAPER: Certainly Celery Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP, Melon Mambo Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Jet Black Staz On Pad, Many Marvelous Markers.

STAMP SETS: A Little Bit of Spring Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Aqua Painter, Scallop Dots Ribbon Old Olive, Snail Adhesive.

Debra’s Daisies

Debra's Blossom Sunshine and Sprinkles Birthday Stampin Up4

Debra is at it again with the gorgeous Daisy Birthday project! I love the layers of daisies in coordinating colors that match the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP perfectly!

PAPER: Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (Spring 2013), Melon Mambo Cardstock, Lucky Limeade Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Pretty Petites Clear (SAB 2013), Bring on the Cake Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB 2013), Jelly Bean Brads (Clearance), Square Lattice Folder, Dimensionals, Daisies Flower #2 Bigz Die (Clearance), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

--Audrey

Debra’s Coral Birthday with Creative Leaf Detail

Debra's Tea for Two Birthday Stampin Up Label Collection3

I am so excited to share this special card created by my stamping partner in crime, Debra.  I am crazy about the leaf detail on the inside!  With the Old Olive Cardstock base, the sizzlit creates the perfect reversed layered embellishment.  Topped off with Calypso Coral flowers – wow!

PAPER: Calypso Coral Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock, Tea for Two DSP (Spring 2013 Catalog), Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Beautiful Birthday Wood, Bring on the Cake Clear, Summer Silhouettes Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Label Collection Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Striped Organdy Ribbon Old Olive, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Snail Adhesive.

 

--Audrey

Happy Wedding Day! Affection Collection with Love

Wedding Stampin Up Affection Collection Love 9

Happy Wedding Day to my dear friends Tami and Armando!  This is a special card I created for today’s occasion.

I added a few fun textures with varying embossing folders and took it up a notch with some heat embossing using the Classic Stampin’ Pad ink and Emboss Powder Clear on the main greeting and the floral details.  The glamour of Silver Glimmer Paper sets the stage for this classic wedding cake design.

PAPER: Midnight Muse Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper.

INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: Petite Pairs Clear, Affection Collection Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch (Spring 2013), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Ovals Collection Framelits (Spring 2013), Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse, Emboss Powder Clear, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, 3/16 Corner Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Fancy Fan Folder, Finial Press Folder (Retired) for Big Shot Embossing.

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--Audrey

Ribbon Word Valentine’s Day Card

Ribbon Word Valentine Card Stampin Up4

I had a lot of fun with this one!  Writing with baker’s twine was super easy and makes a great statement.  I found inspiration from the Stampin’ Royalty sketch challenge and my new Spring Catalog loot – including these adorable Paper Doilies.  To check out more Spring catalog inspiration, check out the other SUO Challenge Participants here.  So many fun ideas to try!

PAPER: Basic Gray CardstockPatterns Pack 2012-2014, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock.

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Delightful Dozen Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Paper Doilies, Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Baker’s Twine Early Espresso, Basic Gray Satin RibbonSnail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen.


TECHNIQUE TIP: Ribbon Writing

  1. Draw the word lightly with pencil first.
  2. Then add small amounts of glue along the word path, working in small areas at a time.

*For best results, use the 2-Way Glue Pen when applying Baker’s Twine to cardstock.


 

--Audrey

A Rockin’ Birthday Card

 

This is one rockin’ pink birthday card! I am very excited to share this project with you. Here, I paired Melon Mambo Cardstock with Pretty In Pink Cardstock and added some bold black details and embellished with silver using Silver Glimmer Paper and Silver eyelets. My experiment with the Crop-a-Dile continues… and another success! I don’t know how it works – but it looks great every time! This time, I made the eyelet go through all layers of the card front – which I would recommend since it helps the layers stay flat. This project was incredibly fun to create!

PAPER: Melon Mambo Cardstock, Pretty In Pink Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper.

STAMP SETS: Blue Ribbon Wood / Blue Ribbon Clear, Everything Eleanor Wood / Everything Eleanor Clear,

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile (from Amazon), Scallop Dots Ribbon Basic Black, Dimensionals, Large Silver Eyelets (from Amazon).Bring on the Cake Wood / Bring on the Cake Clear.

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--Audrey

i HEART Primrose Petals

Stampin Up Affection Collection Love Card 2

 

I am just crazy about the 2012-2014 In Colors, especially Primrose Petals!  Super cute!  It is a great pair with the Raspberry Ripple as well.  In this project, I created small rectangles with 1.5″x4″ pieces of DSP and cut down the diagonal for slim triangles.  This created a Starburst pattern and I added sponged ink for dimensional shading.  The centerpiece showcases a few stamps from the Affection Collection Clear Stamp Set found in the 2012 Holiday Catalog.

 

PAPER: Primrose Petals Cardstock, Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, 2012-2014 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper.

INK: Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Pad, Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: Affection Collection Wood / Affection Collection Clear.

TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS: Stamping Sponges, Label Collection Framelits for Big Shot Die-Cutting, :
Dimensionals, Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals.

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--Audrey

Sweet Friend Card | Technique: Origami Butterfly

This is my very first origami project and I was reading that I should start with a small and simple object.  This butterfly fit the bill.  I love the polka dot pattern DSP! Perfect for a whimsical butterfly!  See below for Origami tutorial. Simple and easy to create!

PAPER: Primrose Petals Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, 2012-2014 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper.

INK: Many Marvelous Markers, Primrose Petals Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SET: You Are Loved Wood / You Are Loved Clear.

TOOLS: Modern Label Punch, Bone Folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals.

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TECHNIQUE: Origami Butterfly

1. Cut two 2-inch squares from Designer Series Paper.

2. Position paper square on the diagonal, printed side down.  Fold square on the diagonal, wrong sides facing (Fig. 1).

3. With fold positioned at bottom, fold triangle in half (Fig.2); unfold.

4. Fold top of triangle down (Fig. 3) so that top point extends somewhat below bottom edge (Fig. 4).

5. Fold sides down on the diagonal (Fig. 4).  Resulting shape should look like butterfly wings (Fig. 5).

TIP: Use the Bone Folder at each step to get a tight crease.  This will help with the bulk of multiple layers of folding.

Its a DSP Tree!

 

Making messes with Designer Series Paper is the most fun! Especially when you can get elbow deep in christmas cheer – or in our case – Stampin’ Up’s holiday selection of Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade patterns from the 2012 Holiday Catalog’s Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.

There are so many ways to make paper trees, this one is certainly unique.  For some custom embellishment, I draped a bit of Baker’s Twine Whisper White across and secured it with Metallic Brads.  So whimsical!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPER: Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock.

INK: Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad.

STAMP SETS: More Merry Messages Wood / More Merry Messages Clear, Every Little Bit Wood / Every Little Bit Clear.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Metallic Brads, Baker’s Twine Whisper White, Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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--Audrey

Debra’s Home Sweet Home

 

Featuring, Guest Stamper: Debra

I love Debra’s latest project!  This is a special card for a housewarming party.  I love the use of Alphabet Bigz in fall colors embellished with coordinating leaves.  Gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing, Debra.

 

PAPER: International Bazaar Designer Series PaperWhisper White CardstockMidnight Muse CardstockCajun Craze CardstockDaffodil Delight CardstockCherry Cobbler CardstockOld Olive Cardstock.
INK: Midnight Muse Stampin’ Pad.
STAMP SETS: A Word for You Wood / A Word for You ClearFabulous Phrases Wood / Fabulous Phrases Clear.
TOOLS: Alphabet Bigz for Big Shot Die Cutting, Little Leaves SizzlitsWord Window PunchWord Window PunchSmall Heart PunchDotted Scallop Ribbon Border PunchAdorning Accents Folders for Big Shot Embossing.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Linen ThreadRegals Brads, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

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--Audrey
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