Paper Craft Crew Colour Challenge

Hello my friend, and welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Colour Challenge!

This week, the design and layout of your project is your choice.  All you need to do is include 3 of the 4 colours shown in the challenge.  Neutrals are allowed as ‘freebies’, such as white, black, gray or brown.

PCC253 Colour Challenge

Paper Craft Crew Colour Challenge

How are these for some tropical, summer themed colours?! I’m sure you’ll have fun with this challenge.  Here’s what I decided to do with my card.

Colorful Seasons Background

Paper Craft Crew Colour Challenge

I wasn’t sure how I was going to work in the colours without forcing you to put on sunglasses to view my card! Finally, I decided to create my own background, or DSP look, using the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  You may recognize the layout – a few weeks ago I participated in the Craft Project Central sketch challenge, and this was the sketch layout.  You can see my card for that challenge in THIS POST.

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The three colours I chose to use are Lemon Lime Twist (lime), Tempting Turquoise (turquoise) and Tranquil Tide (teal).  I started with a card base of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and added a panel of Tranquil Tide cardstock.

The Whisper White cardstock is cut into 4 pieces; on the left side they are 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, and 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.  On the right side, they measure 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″.

The 2 larger panels are randomly stamped with two of the flowers from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Tempting Turquoise.  The middle stamens in the flowers are stamped in Tranquil Tide.  For the 2 smaller panels, I stamped the 2 different leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Each panel was then attached to the Tranquil Tide panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used Tranquil Tide ink onto Whisper White.  Then it was die cut using my Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I layered some lengths of the new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist under the sentiment, then added some Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off the card.

Join the Challenge

I hope you’ll feel inspired to come join our Paper Craft Crew colour challenge now! Check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, on the Paper Craft Crew challenge page, then grab the link and join us!

Ordering Your Supplies

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Embossing Techniques

Embossing techniques – I love how embossing can really add a punch to your project, without always adding more bulk!

DRY EMBOSSING

Most of us already know about dry embossing.  That’s the technique where you use the Big Shot and an embossing folder, with the cardstock sandwiched in the middle of the embossing folder.  Stampin’ Up! has 2 pages of embossing folders that you can SEE HERE, or check out pages 210-211 in your Annual Catalogue.

For example, this is the Brick Embossing Folder:

Embossing Techniques

3D DYNAMIC TEXTURES IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS

You may not be familiar with our new 3D Dynamic Textures embossing folders, though!  Last  year, Stampin’ Up! introduced the Cable Knit and Hexagons 3D folders.  Now there are 3 more – the Layered Leaves, Ruffled, and Pinewood Planks.

The difference between these and the ‘regular’ embossing folders is the depth of the texture that they create.  These folders are a lot thicker than the regular folders, so your Big Shot ‘sandwich’ is different, too.  You only need to have, from bottom to top: Big Shot Platform, 3D embossing folder (with cardstock inside), then Standard Cutting Pad.  You don’t need that bottom cutting pad – it makes the sandwich too thick to pass through the Big Shot.

Here is the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textures Impressions Embossing Folder:

Embossing Techniques

Isn’t this gorgeous? You can see how there are different depths of texture within the leaves.  This adds such a wow to your project!

Also, with these 3D folders, getting the best impression involves lightly spritzing both sides of your cardstock with water, before putting it inside you embossing folder.  Doing this ensures that the cardstock fibres will flex, instead of tearing, during the embossing process.

HEAT EMBOSSING WITH VERSAMARK INK

There are 2 ways you can heat emboss with the Heat Tool and Versamark Ink.  If you want to use a coloured Embossing Powder, then simply ink up your stamp using just Versamark ink, stamp onto your cardstock, then cover with the coloured Embossing Powder.  Shake off any excess powder, then heat set it, using your Heat Tool.

If you don’t have the colour of embossing powder that you want, you can use your Classic Ink Pad!  First, ink up your stamp with Versamark Ink. Then immediately ink it up with the coloured Class Ink, and stamp onto your cardstock. Next, cover it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Remove any excess powder, then heat set with your Heat Tool.  Voila! Heat embossed in the exact colour that you want! 🙂

If you’re quick, you can skip the Versamark ink – but you need to make sure that your Classic Ink pad is very ‘juicy’ – otherwise it will dry before you get the embossing powder onto it.  Just ink the stamp in the Classic ink pad, then immediately – I  mean, have your Clear Embossing Powder open and ready – cover the ink with the powder, then heat set. If you take too long, or your ink is not ‘wet’ enough, the embossing powder won’t stick.

HEAT EMBOSSING WITH WATER

This technique was brand new to me! I had never heard of embossing just water before! Watch the Stampin’ Up! video below, and see how Carrie Cudney from the Stampin’ Up! home office does it!

EMBOSSING TECHNIQUES VIDEO

Isn’t it fun to watch all the different techniques being shown? I love it when I learn something new!

Speaking of new – Bonus Days are coming to an end soon, so get your orders in before July 31st!!  You’ll receive an instant $6 Coupon Code for every $60 order (before tax/shipping), that you can redeem any time in August!

If you really want in on the good stuff, join my team before July 31st and get a FREE Essentials Gift Pack worth $94!! Plus, you’ll get to pre-order from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue starting August 1st – one whole month before it goes ‘live’!

Embossing Techniques

Give me a call or email at debsmart@shaw.ca if you have any questions regarding the Bonus Days, or the Free Essentials Gift Pack and joining my team.  If you’re ready to join now, just CLICK HERE – I can’t wait to welcome you to my team! 🙂

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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

 

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

I bet when you were looking through the catalogue at all the pretty patterned paper, you saw the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and thought ‘huh’.  Well, it looks cool; wonder how I can use it?  Perfect for backgrounds, of course. But what else?

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

Well, I saw a card somewhere – I’m not sure whether it was Pinterest, or Facebook, or one of the Demonstrator pages, that had a great idea for using this paper.

Sitting by the Woodpile

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

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Well, aside from die cutting the chair using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies from one of the Wood Textures DSP Stack, I created a wood pile! There are 4 each of 12 double-sided designs, and one of the designs is stacked wood.

I decided what approximate height I wanted the wood pile to be, then used my Paper Snips to cut around some of the logs. There’s my wood pile! I glued it to my panel of Soft Sky cardstock, then attached the die cut chair.

On Whisper White cardstock I stamped some flowers using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. They were die cut, along with the branch, using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. After they were attached using a combination of Liquid Glue and Dimensionals, the whole front panel was attached to the Crumb Cake cardstock card base.

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

So on this one card, I used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper for 3 items.  The wood pile background, the chair, and the branch! It also works great with the Wood Textures Suite, which can be found on pages 158 – 159 in the Annual catalogue, or just CLICK HERE to see it now!

Order Your Supplies

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PCC252 Sketch Challenge

Welcome to PCC252 Sketch Challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

Before we move on to this week’s challenge, I just have to say that I have been blown away by all of the amazing projects that you’ve been creating and posting to our challenges.  It’s been such fun seeing all of the projects, and reading how you created them!  I always love reading about the creative process; it’s so interesting.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this week’s PCC252 Sketch Challenge:

PCC252 Sketch Challenge

So many great elements in this sketch! Remember, the sketch is your ‘jumping off’ point; you don’t have to stick with it exactly.  For example, the cloud shape doesn’t have to be a cloud – substitute something else for it, just keep the basic sketch outline the same.  I definitely changed up the shapes in my card – have a look!

Coffee Cafe

PCC252 Sketch Challenge

Yes, I came back to one of my favourite suites in the new catalogue – the Coffee Cafe Suite of products!

Details

Once I decided on which pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper I was going to use, I pulled my colours from it.  I took a panel of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Soft Sky cardstock and stamped the cup rings from the retired Gorgeous Grunge set in Early Espresso ink.  Then I used the splotches from the Timeless Textures stamp set, (which look like coffee spills to me) and stamped them in Crumb Cake ink. After stamping, I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock base.

Next, I layered a square of the Coffee Break DSP onto another panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The small coffee cup was die cut directly from the Coffee Break DSP, using the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits Dies. Talk about making life quick & easy! (plus, you can Bundle the stamp set and Dies, and save 10%!).  The coffee sleeve outline was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, then the sentiment stamped inside of it, in Pear Pizzazz ink.  I love the sayings in this stamp set – they’re so applicable to my life – and love of coffee!

Cutting a small length of Burlap Ribbon and snipping banner tails on each end, I layered it underneath the little coffee cup. The bow is made of 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, and attached with a Mini Glue Dot. 

After adding the sentiment, I decided to add a couple of little embellishments, in the way of stamping and die cutting the coffee bean trios!

PCC252 Sketch Challenge

Here’s a close up, so you can see all the details.  Those little beans are so cute – and easy to make, since there’s a die for them!

Inside Look

I didn’t stamp an inside sentiment yet.  But I did add some stamping inside! 🙂

PCC252 Sketch Challenge

Bonus Month!

Don’t forget that this is Bonus Month!  For every $60 order during July, you can earn a Coupon Code for $6 off any order (of any amount) in August! That means you can get the Coffee Cafe Bundle (#1453331 $59.25), add in one other item from the suite (like maybe the Corrugated Elements for $4.75, #144158) and get yourself an automatic $6 Coupon Code!

Join the Challenge!

To see what the rest of the Design Team have created, and to grab the link, go to our Paper Craft Crew challenge page.  Once you’re finished your card, link up for the challenge.  You just may be our next Top Pick! 🙂

Order Your Supplies

If you’d like to re-create my card as above, just click on the images below to order the supplies. Or contact me directly, and I’m always happy to place your order for you.

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Inspiration from Brilliant Friends

One of my favourite places for ideas, when I’m hitting a creative block, is my stamping friends.  As you can imagine, I have a lot of stamping friends, and I follow quite a few of their blogs. Well, when I was prepping for my Colorful Seasons class, I had hit a creative block.  I don’t know why – it’s one of my favourite Bundles! Anyway, I remembered that I had seen a card I really, really liked on one of my friend’s blogs – hence, the Inspiration from Brilliant Friends! 🙂

Susan Horr is an amazing demonstrator friend who lives in the U.S.; I was lucky enough to meet her a year ago (or was it longer?) at our Stampin’ Up! Leadership convention in Orlando.  It’s fun to follow her blog, not just for her creative genius, but also read about her beautiful granddaughters.  I hope you’ll hop over to her blog HERE for a look, before you sign off from my page! The page I’ve directed you to is the card that I literally copied – I liked it that much! Why mess with perfection, right?! 🙂

Anyway, here is my card.  And if you read the comments on Susan’s post, you’ll see that I did warn her that I’d be CASE’ing her card!

Colorful Seasons

Inspiration from Brilliant Friends

If you haven’t heard the term ‘CASE’ before, it’s an acronym that stands for Copy And Share Everything.  That sort of frees up the guilty feeling when you’re making a card that’s just like someone else’s! Usually I do make some changes, and add or take away something from the original design.  This time, the only thing I added was the layer of Basic Black cardstock.

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Another thing I loved about this card, that Susan made, is that it comes together so quickly! And yet it looks so stylish.  Simply cut a strip of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper, and a piece of Berry Burst cardstock.  While keeping them butted up to each other, stamp the branch, flowers and sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Basic Black ink.  Holding the papers together allows you to stamp the branch and flowers across both papers at once, without having to worry about lining them up, if they were stamped separately.

Layer the DSP and cardstock on top of a 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel of Whisper White cardstock, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, layer that on top of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Basic Black cardstock.  Die cut the Adirondack chair from Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I find using the Mini Glue Dots to attach these detailed die cuts the easiest, as you can ‘roll’ them between your fingers, to make them skinnier!  The entire front panels are then attached to the Whisper White card base.

Get Your Supplies

If you’d like to be like me, and copy Susan’s card ;), you can click on the images below to order your supplies.  And remember that this is Bonus Month – so if you order the Colorful Seasons Bundle (#145348 $69.25 thinlits and stamp set) you’ll automatically qualify for a $6 Coupon Code, redeemable during August on any order!

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Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas

Let’s Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas stamp set!  This is the great Christmas stamp set that you can get for FREE with  your Free Essentials Gift Pack when you Join my Team this month!  Or  you can wait, and pre-order it in August.

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas

I used both the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Card Front Builder Framelits for my card.  The traditional red, green and white are brightened up with the gold Foil Paper decorations.

Details

I die cut my 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock using my Big Shot and Card Front Builder Framelits.  The border is one die; so first you die cut the top half of the panel, then switch the die around, and die cut the bottom.  This gives you the beautiful frame.

The sentiment,  from the Carols of Christmas stamp set, is stamped directly onto the panel in Real Red ink. The shading and shadow effect is ‘built into’ the stamp for a great look, made easy! Next, I stamped the 2 ornaments image stamps underneath the sentiment, in Memento Black ink.  On a smaller piece of Whisper White, I stamped the ornaments again in Versamark ink, then covered them in Gold Embossing Powder.  Once they were heat set, I die cut them using the Card Front Builder Thinlits.  They die cut 3 ornaments at a time, so it’s very quick!

The poinsettia flowers and leaves are also included in this stamp set, and thinlits.  I used Real Red and Garden Green inks.  After the die cutting was done, each piece was attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finishing off the card is a Rhinestone Jewel in the center of each ornament.

Dimension Made Easy

Here’s a side view of the card.

Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas

Just by adding the die cut ornaments on top of the stamped ones, you add so much more ‘wow’ to your card! Popping up the front panel onto the Real Red cardstock base ties it all together.

You Too Can Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas!

It’s easy to get this set for yourself! All you need to do is Join my Team of INKcredibly Creative Crew stampers before July 31st!  Not only will you get the Carols of Christmas stamp set for free, but you’ll also get the Free Essentials Gift Pack as well!  Here’s what you get in the pack:

Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas You’ll get:

A pack of Grid Paper

A SNAIL Adhesive

A set of Paper Snips

A Bone Folder

2 – ‘D’ Clear Stamp Blocks

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

That’s a total of $94 in FREE products!! Not to mention FREE SHIPPING, FREE Business Pack, and FREE pack of Catalogues!

And if you like the Card Front Builder Framelits that I’ve used on my card, you can add them as part of your Starter Kit! Just add in item #144674, for $40.  Then you’ll be ready to hold your own party or card class, as soon as you receive your Starter Kit!

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Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas

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Colorful Seasons Cards

Welcome back to my blog, stamping friend! Today I’d like to share with you a couple of Colorful Seasons cards.  We made these a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t share them, as they were part of a gift pack I was giving to a friend.  Now that she  has them, I can share! (Happy Birthday, Susan L. ! 🙂 )

Colorful Seasons

I love the Colorful Seasons stamp set, because it’s so versatile.  Of course you can make cards for each season, because that’s how it’s designed.  But it’s more than that – you can create for any occasion, no matter what the season!

Colorful Seasons Cards

This is the stamp set and thinlits.  The best part is you can purchase them as a Bundle, and save 10%! Which is great, because you’re going to want to buy the rest of the Color Theory Suite of products – cardstock pack, mini chevron ribbon, glitter enamel dots and designer series paper – that coordinates with this bundle!

Just Breathe

Colorful Seasons Cards

I love this sentiment! Have you ever been so busy, life so hectic that you feel like you’re forgetting to breathe? I have that fairly often – so this is a good reminder! This card can be used for any number of occasions.

Details

I started with a Very Vanilla cardstock base for this card.  Next is a Marina Mist cardstock panel, that I ran through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder.  I love the ‘wave’ effect of this folder.

Next, I took my ‘D’ Clear Block, and used my ink pads in Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Pool Party to add the layers of ink.  You can also create this effect by scribbling with the Stampin’ Write Markers directly onto the block.  Then I used my Spritzer with plain water, and lightly spritzed the block, then stamped directly onto the panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Allow the cardstock to absorb the ink – you can see it happening, very cool! – then lift the block straight up, off the cardstock.  This is a very cool effect – you’ll  never get exactly the same look twice!

The ink dries quite quickly; while it’s drying, stamp the spots from the retired Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Crumb Cake ink across the panel.  Next, ink the chair frame in Soft Suede ink, and stamp in the bottom right corner of your watercoloured square.  The chair is then stamped in Night of Navy ink, and the sentiment in Marina Mist ink across the top.

Before attaching your stamped panel, wrap some Linen Thread twice around your Embossed Marina Mist panel, and tie off on a bow on the left side.  Finish off your card by attaching it to a Very Vanilla cardstock base, and apply a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots.

Maple Leaves Forever!

Colorful Seasons Cards

Yes, I’m a Canadian – what can I say?! 🙂 By staying with the green tones, this card can be used year-round.  Switch up the colours to a fall palette, and it would change the look dramatically!

Details

There’s lots of layers on this card! First is the card base in Old Olive, then a panel of Pear Pizzazz.  On top of that is the Whisper White panel, on which I stamped the 2 sizes of leaves in both Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz inks.

Over the middle is a piece of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper.  A length of 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Old Olive wraps it all together.  I used the Big Shot and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies for die cutting the leaves in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz cardstock. The sentiment, from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, is stamped in Old Olive ink in the bottom right corner.

Order Your Colorful Seasons Set or Bundle!

Ordering is easy! Just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store.  If you’d prefer, contact me with your list, and I’ll take care of the ordering for you 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards, and been inspired to get creating!  I’ll be back with more sharing tomorrow.

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Christmas in July

Welcome to my version of Christmas in July, stamping friend!

I love that one of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to see new product ahead of it’s release date.  Not only that, but we also get to order the new products before they are released!

However – this year, you too can have Christmas in July, simply by joining my team, and getting this stamp set for FREE!

Carols of Christmas

Christmas in July

This is the terrific Carols of Christmas stamp set, that is included in your Starter Kit, for Free! When you join during July, you’ll also get this amazing Essentials Gift Pack of products.

Christmas in July

I mean holy shmoly – talk about an amazing deal! With all these free supplies, plus your free stamp set added to your Starter Kit (your choice of any current Stampin’ Up! products) you are ready to hit the ground running! As soon as your kit arrives, you’ll be ready to host your own party, a party for a friend, or card classes.

One item that you’ll want to add to your Starter Kit is the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (#144674 $40) to make some fabulous Christmas cards, and fancy card fronts.

Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies

Christmas in July

You can see that not only do the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies coordinate with the Carols of Christmas stamp set, but they also offer options for creating unique card fronts.  The larger piece shown at the bottom is actually  upside down; it is used to create a starry sky with a crescent moon.  The very top piece can be used once or twice on the same card front to create a unique border.  There’s also the 2 corner pieces, which die cut poinsettia shapes.  You can use those as many times as you like on your card.

The two tree thinlits create beautiful trees all on their own; perfect for backgrounds or even as focal points on your card.

Peace on Earth

Christmas in July

I copied a sample card that was made by one of the home office design team.  It was really easy to recreate!

Details

Start with a card base of Whisper White cardstock, then add a panel of Be Merry Designer Series Paper, covering 2/3 rds of the front. Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it.  To ink the sentiment, use the Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers, then stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  The Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits (largest circle) are used to die cut.

The trees are die cut from Old Olive cardstock using the Card Front Builder Thinlits.  Then use a Sponge Dauber with the Garden Green ink pad to add shading around the edges. Stamp the reindeer in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White, and die cut.

Layer all the die cut pieces onto your card front above the Be Merry DSP, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then, wrap a length of retired Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine around the piece of Glimmer Paper in Gold. Finally, attach it over the join of the the DSP and card front, then add the die cut sentiment.

Side View

Christmas in July

You just can’t beat the polished final look that the glimmer paper and layered die cuts give your card! Demo Tip: if you don’t have the Stampin’ Write Markers in the colours you need, you can apply the ink to the stamp using a Sponge Dauber, or use the ‘baby wipe’ method to get a variegated colour effect.  You can read about the ‘baby wipe’ technique in THIS POST.

Get Your Free Stamp Set Today!

Of course you can always wait until August, and order the Carols of Christmas stamp set at full price – but why would you?!  You can get it, PLUS the Essentials Gift Pack, PLUS free shipping, just by joining NOW! And, you can add the Card Front Builder Framelits as part of your choice for your Starter Kit.  You get to choose $165 in current Stampin’ Up! product – of your selection – get the free Carols of Christmas stamp set, the Free Essentials Gift Pack, Free shipping, plus a Free business pack.  All for ONLY $135.  All this, with no obligation!  Kind of a no-brainer decision, if you ask me!  (and you were asking, right?!) 🙂

Just click the JOIN NOW button below – and get ready for some stampin’ fun! I’ll be back next time with another card I’ve created using this new stamp set 🙂

Christmas In July

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New To You Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge with the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!  This week is a New To You challenge, where you use a product, tool, paper, whatever that you haven’t used before, and use it in your project.

For some, you may find a stamp set or patterned paper that’s been hiding in your stash! Or maybe you’ve just got your new Stampin’ Up! order, and have lots of new products to choose from!

PCC251   New To You Challenge

New To You Challenge

This was perfect timing for me; I had just received my new Host set, Tranquil Tulips! I also had my Wood Crate Framelits that I had only used once, for my New Catalogue party, so I decided to combine the two.

Tranquil Tulips in a Wood Crate

New To You Challenge

Details

To create the tulips, I stamped the background colour in Calypso Coral, then stamped the detail on top in Peekaboo Peach.  I really like this colour combination! The leaves and stems are all stamped in Old Olive ink.  There’s no matching dies for this set, so I hand cut all of the flowers, stems and leaves.

For the crate, I only needed to die cut one, since I was attaching it to the card front.  The Big Shot and Wood Crate Framelits with the Standard Cutting Plates were used. No fancy technique was used for the wood look; that was achieved  using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack!  I cut off the bottom of the crate, folded the sides on the score lines, and attached it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This gave me room to slide the stems and leaves inside the crate. I alternately used Liquid Glue and Dimensionals to layer the flowers, leaves and stems.

Calypso Coral ink is used for the sentiment, and die cut using the retired Tags & Labels Framelits.  I used some of the beautiful new 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz for the bow. Everything was attached to a panel of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. The card base is Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

New To You Challenge

Your Turn!

Now’s it’s your turn – find something you haven’t used yet, and link up your card for the New To You Challenge!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created. Head over to the Paper Craft Crew blog page; that’s also where you’ll find the directions for linking your card.  I’m looking forward to seeing YOUR project!

Order Your Supplies

The Tranquil Tulips set is a Host set, which means you can order it with a qualifying order of $200 or more. That can either be a total party order, or a personal order.  For this set plus the other products used in my project, click on the images below.

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Update on Delightful Daisy Bundle

Hello stamping friends! I’m here to give you a quick update on the Delightful Daisy Bundle.  I know a lot of you have wanted to order it, only to find that it’s unavailable – again.  Here’s what Stampin’ Up! has to say:

The Daisy Punch is on backorder again. Extraordinarily, the demand for this punch has not died down at all; in fact, this is our highest selling punch in the last five years.

The next order of punches will arrive approximately August 1, 2017. Because of the very high cost of taking backorders and the amount of time until the next order arrives, we will be making the Daisy Punch (and all associated bundles) unorderable beginning Friday, July 7.

Update on Daisy Delight Bundle

Why Is a Backorder an Extra Cost?

When an item is on backorder, Stampin’ Up! doesn’t want you to wait until your entire order is available before it’s shipped.  So the available items are shipped, and then when the backordered item comes in, it’s shipped separately – at Stampin’ Up!’s cost (because  you’ve already paid once for the shipping).

When Can I Order

It’s expected that on August 1st the new shipment of Daisy Punches will arrive.  At that time, backorders will be filled, and the Item # will be ‘turned back on’ again, for you to order.  If you would like me to remind you of when to order, just drop me an email at debsmart@shaw.ca  Or you can preorder it with me now, and I’ll process your payment and order on August 1st.

Bonus Days

Update on Delightful Daisy Bundle

In the meantime, you can still order the other items on your wish list – AND EARN COUPONS!  For every $60 order (pre tax/shipping) you’ll automatically earn a $6 Coupon that you can redeem during August! (just in time for that Daisy Punch 🙂 )

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