Are you thinking “Valentines” yet? The Sure Do Love You set in the Occasions catalog is perfect for making some quick, but pretty, Valentines. I paired the set with the Painted with Love Specialty paper to make this card. The base is Melon Mambo ( 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for a top fold card.) The front is Powder Pink and the Painted with Love paper. The little layered squared is Powder Pink and Calypso Coral, die with the Layering Squares framelits. The ribbon is from Saleabration! It’s free with a $50 purchase 🙂 I finished off the card with Metallic Enamel Shapes and Gold Glitter Flakes (from the Occasions catalog.) Hugs, Fran
This stamp is from a new Stampin Up line called DisINKtive. It’s a Saleabration stamp that is free with a $50 purchase and looks like a photograph when stamped. I stamped it in Smoky Slate and adhered it to a piece of Smoky Slate a little offset. Then I simply stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and scattered some sequins. Such a simple card! Hugs, Fran
This card is the same idea as this card. This time I used the Floral Statements set and the red, green and yellow Brushos. The mat behind the image is also done in the same colors.
I used my Shimmer pen over the letters and again used the Simple White Nuvo drops. I hope you’ll play with the Brushos – they are fascinating! Hugs, Fran
Isn’t this cute? The barn door slides across the card to reveal the greeting! Our farm has black barns with red trim so that’s where I started. I used the new Simple Stripes embossing folder on the background to add texture. After I stamped the barn door, I used colored pencils to add some shadows on the boards.
The wreath is stamped on Old olive card stock and the flowers are die cut separately.
I added a few flowers to brighten things up. This is a great stamp set and die and, as always, you get an extra 10% off if you purchase the bundle! Hugs, Fran
This may well be my favorite Saleabration set – Party Pandas I used these cute little guys to create two shaker cards. There are a few differences (besides the colors!) so let’s take a look at them.
I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to make the openings on both cards. This one is a 4 x 5 1/4 white piece with some Tangerine Tango DSP behind it. The hat, ballon and heart on the envelope were colored with Stampin Blends and the openings were filled with some retired beads and sequins. After I die cut the openings, I put the die back over the opening and used a Tangerine Tango Stampin Write Marker to make a stitched line around the hearts.
The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
For this card I switched to Calypso Coral and used the Diagonal Stripe stamp to create a tone on tone background. The piece is slightly smaller- 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 – because I wanted to add a black mat to the back. And I ditched the patterned paper on this one and just used white. The Party Pandas will be available on January 4th. Have a favorite? Let me know! Hugs, Fran
Saleabration starts January 3rd and this is one of the choices that is free with a $50 purchase. For this card, I stamped the shoes from Epic Celebration in Momento Tuxedo Black in and colored them in with Stampin Blends. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The guitar card was colored with colored pencils on Crumb Cake card stock. It didn’t really come out like I had imagined in my head – so I added shimmer pen (because that should make it better, shouldn’t[‘t it?) I think I will try it again with the Stampin Blends 🙂 Enjoy! Hugs, Fran
Coloring is all the rage right now and Stampin Up has it covered with the very cute Inside the Lines Designer Series paper. There are 4 different patterns – but it’s only available for one more day! We did this one at Card Club, colored it with the new Watercolor pencils, and paired it with a sentiment from Falling For You.
We added some gel pen and some Wink of Stella to create these cards but they could be left blank and sent with some colored pencils to someone who likes to color. That would be fun! Hugs, Fran
Here’s a card using Avant Garden that I combined two different cards I saw on Pinterest to create. One was a sketch and one was these colors and stamps. I used Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizazz and Soft Sky for the flowers and Daffodil Delight for the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri. I used Wink of Stella on the stamping – just because – and did some background interest with Dazzling Details, some clear elements and candy dots. The sentiment is from Lift Me Up. Hugs, Fran
Here are two cards using Reverse Words (one of the new SAB offerings) and Moon Baby (Occasion Mini.)
I stamped the baby and fussy cut her out. The Hooray is stamped in Pink Pirouette and die cut with a stitched rectangle, placed on a Pink Pirouette stitched rectangle and then all put on a background embossed with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder.
And here’s the baby boy version done in Marina Mist. Hint – if you have trouble fussy cutting the umbrella stick – just cut off the top of the umbrella and then reassemble. Only a few more days to get Reverse Words! Hugs, Fran