Friday, April 20, 2012

Hooray for Smooches

Smooches Details I feel accomplished!  I did it….5 days of Summer Smooches!  If you missed any of the days just come for a visit to view all the Summer Smooch designs! This card incorporates the Summer Smooches Designer Paper, Fabric Brads and the Bright Blossoms stamp set!  A nice way to wrap up the week, right?! 

This unique 5.25” x 5.25” card size is perfect to showcase all the Summer Smooch wonders!

Hooray for SmoochesStamps: Bright Blossoms, Sprinkled Expressions* 
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Black Stazon, Lucky Limeade, Black Stampin’ Write Journaler (For doodles)
Accessories: Summer Smooches Fabric Brads, Gold Brads, Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz Die, Tombow Mulitpurpose Adhesive
Technique(s): Two-Step Stamping, Doodling

Thanks for spending time with me this week!  Enjoy!

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*Sprinkled Expressions was a 2012 Sale-a-bration set.  It is no longer available.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blossoms and Daisies Scratch Pad

 Blossoms and Daisies Scratch PadI have to admit I am glad that I committed to showing you 5 days of the Bright Blossoms set.  I haven’t had this much fun creating in awhile. I hope you are as excited by these fun creations as I am. 

This project came about by necessity.  I had a not-so-cute little square box of papers that hung out by my phone when someone called.  It is down to just a few sheets, so I thought why not have something cute by the phone to take messages on.  The Summer Smooches Fabric Brads were just what this project called for.  These brads are only available until April 30th.  They will not be returning with the release of the new catalog….so if you are in love with them…now is the time to order a few packages of them.  They are delightful aren’t they?

Summer Smooches Fabric Brads

Stamps: Bright Blossoms 
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Summer Smooches Fabric Brads, 3” x 5” Scratch Pad
Tools: Big Shot, Daisies #2 Bigz Die, 3/8” Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, Signo White Gel Pen, Sticky Strip
Technique(s): watermark stamping

Blossoms and Daisies Scratch Pad Open

How’s I do that? I created the Daisies by die cutting 3 Whisper White and 3 Lucky Limeade Daisies.  I alternated the colored and the white daisies and then inserted the brad in the center and opened it up.  I pulled up on the petals to complete.  I did not glue all of the daisy layers to each other, but if you prefer no movement use the multipurpose adhesive to hold the daisy layers stationery.

I’m really excited by this new cuteness! Thanks for visiting today!  I’ll see you tomorrow for the last day of Summer Smooches projects!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bright Blossoms Friend

Bright Blossoms Friend Box Here we are mid-week with another Summer Smooches project!  I hope you’ve been enjoying the bright colors of summer in these projects this week!  Today I’m sharing with you the Summer Smooches Designer Fabric!  Summer Smooches Designer FabricThe Designer Fabric takes on the wonderful colors of the Summer Smooches Designer Paper PLUS adds some wonderful texture to our creations!  By adding the Big Shot Bright Blossoms Friend Box Open Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to any piece of fabric you can do just about anything with fabric that you would do with paper!  Not tried it yet? Try mixing up your creations by adding Summer Smooches fabric.

This cute little box can contain anything from candies to 3 x 3 cards!  A perfect summer party favor! Spice up the envelope withBright Blossom Friend Card a touch of Summer Smooches for the perfect touch!

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, With All My Heart* 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Accessories: Brights Glimmer Brads, Stampin’ Up! Wire Works(Retired), Summer Smooches Designer Fabric
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die, Big Shot Multipurpose Sheets, Bone Folder
Technique(s): watermark stamping

Thanks for visiting today!  Remember two more days of Summer Smooches coming your way! Enjoy!

All products are available through my online website or directly through me!



*The With All My Heart stamp set is currently on the Last Chance List.  It will only be available through the end of May.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blackberries are in Season

Blackberry Pouch with Matching Card Welcome back!  This is my second day sharing a project I created using the Bright Blossom stamp set along with the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.

This Summer Smooches Designer Paper just screams summer!  It is bright and inviting and ready for a party!  How lucky am I that it contains two prints in green too!  I love all the Stampin’ UP! greens! Summer Smooches Designer Paper

This simple project uses what I call the blackberry stamp from the Bright Blossom stamp set!  I know it will be cute in any color, but since I’ve been thinking about summer I started thinking about some of my summer favorites and blackberries are definitely on my list of favorites!

I think this would be a great gift for a friend filled Blackberry Pouch with some ripe handpicked summer blackberries!  I know that I would love a gift of these as a little summer surprise! Can you just taste them bursting with flavor in your mouth? Are you ready for summer yet?

Stamps: Bright Blossoms Blackberry Card
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Concord Crush, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade marker
Accessories: In Color Glimmer Brads, Concord Crush 1/2” Stitched Poly Ribbon
Tools: 1-3/8 Circle Punch, 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Big Shot, Fancy Favor Box
Technique(s): Two-Step Stamping, Doodling

Thank you for visiting!  See you tomorrow for more fun with the Bright Blossoms stamp set and more Summer Smooches!  Enjoy!

All products can be purchased through my online website or directly through me!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Summer Smooches

Enjoy! Summer is just around the corner and Stampin’ Up! is offering a sampling of some of the newest products available in the upcoming catalog!  If you are like me, you’ll want to get your hands on this fun and quick two-step stamp set called Bright Blossoms now.  It will be available through the end of this month or you’ll have to wait until June!

Bright Blossoms

Over the next five days, I’ll show you some quick and easy cards that you can create using this adorable set and some of the coordinating products available during this month!  I just love the little circle…it so reminds me of lifesavers! The tangerine and limeade are perfect summer colors and I hope they get you ready for thinking about creating sweet summer projects!

The layout for this card was taken from the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge 166.  The card was so simple I created two in minutes! Create a bunch and give some summer smooches to a friend!Smooches 002

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade 
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: n/a
Tools: 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Embossing folder – Elegant Lines
Technique(s): Two-Step Stamping

How did I do that? 

To create the scalloped circle ring, first punch the 1-3/8” circle punch.  Next punch the scalloped circle over the 1-3/8” circle hole that was created.  You get just the scallop ring!  Attach ring over the stamped image and the strip!

Thank you for visiting!  Enjoy!

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