Cards, My Creations

Springtime Birds

Hello and welcome. I am so glad that you have popped in today!

Spring is here. I love hearing all the little birds singing in the early morning. One of my favourite Suites from the current 2019-2021 Annual Catalogue is Bird Ballad. I love everything from the beautiful imagery in the stamp set, the fun soft colours in the Designer Series Paper and the versatility of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. Using this product suite you can create anything from fun & whimsical to purely elegant!

Today I want to share with you the lovely Laser-Cut cards that come as part of this suite. They are fabulous!! Just look at how pretty they are all on their own in that photo above … Love them!

I sat down the other night to create a few cards to send out. I find I am sending out quite a few more cards lately …. Random Acts of Kindness I guess you could say 🙂 Nothing like receiving a handmade card to brighten your day!!

Let’s Get Creative!

I pulled out my Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards from their stunning Petal Pink tin (did you see that beauty in the top photo?) and created two different cards.

The first card I left the intricate front of the card intact. I chose Pool Party cardstock and layered that on the inside of the card front. This really makes the laser cut design ‘pop’! To adhere this I used a thin line of Multi-Purpose adhesive and cut the cardstock just slightly, (1/8″), smaller than the card itself. This works perfectly and I didn’t get any excess adhesive seeping through.

Next I cut a strip of the pretty Designer Series Paper 2″ wide and flagged it using the Triple Banner punch and adhered it straight on to the front of the card. I used the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles dies to cut out the circles and the scallop circle using Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Soft Suede cardstock.

Now for those amazing birds!! I fussy cut those darling little birdies straight from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. They are adorable and not too hard to cut 🙂

I pulled out my Butterfly Gala stamp set for the sentiment on the card. This particular one “You’ve been on my mind” was very appropriate for the cards I was creating. I stamped it with Soft Suede on to Very Vanilla cardstock and cut apart to adhere around the bird. For a finishing touch I added a single Petal Pink Rhinestone Gem. Always have to have a little “Bling”!!

Let’s Alter!

For this next card I started with another Bird Ballad Laser Cut card. However, this time I chose to cut out the centre of the design.

Here are the pretty centre pieces that I cut out.

After I removed these centres, I stamped some random images from the Free As A Bird stamp set on to the Crumb Cake cardstock. Then attached it to the inside front in the same manner I explained earlier.

Doesn’t that create such a wonderfully elegant frame for the card?

Once again I fussy-cut the fabulous bird and flower images straight from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. It is just so pretty I can’t resist!

The sentiment on this card is also from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, “A Little Note” is perfect for the cards I’m making. I stamped the words with Crumb Cake ink on to a strip of Pool Party cardstock. Of course for the final touch I added a few little Pearl Basic Jewels for the “bling”.

I love how simple and quick these cards were to make.

Sadly, both the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin are on the last chance list. They have both been discounted and are available until June 2nd OR while supplies last.

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Thank you again for stopping by … Happy Stamping!

~ Dee

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Making A Difference

Hello and Welcome to my Blog!!

Today I want to talk about Stampin’ UP!’s newest announcement … Share Sunshine!

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of their Making a Difference program they’re offering a product giveback opportunity which will support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ UP! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted, heartfelt sentiments and imagery. These graphics are relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in both your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using your paper trimmer, punches, or dies.

Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending happy mail!

Stampin’ Up! is donating all of the proceeds to the following global organizations,

Each of these organizations help both vulnerable communities and frontline responders.

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

These charities are the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every cent goes to these organizations!

Use the lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments to brighten someone’s day … friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers!

You can start crafting with the PDF download right away. There are no shipping costs or delays!

Share your projects on social media and tag them with #sharesunshine.

Get Yours Now!

To order this unique and fun digital download click here. The cost of the PDF download is just $12.00 USD. The process is simple and you get the files instantly 🙂

It’s more important than ever to connect and #makeacardsendacard and #sharesunshine during these difficult times.

Thank you so much for popping in today … I hope the imagery and sentiments in this post have inspired you to create a little something to brighten the day!

Happy Stamping!

~ Dee

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What’s the Buzz?

Hello and Welcome!

Have you seen the ever popular Honey Bee Bundle? The products in this bundle are Oh, so sweet!! The adorable bumble bee, hive and floral images are paired perfectly with sentiments of friendship and support.

I have enjoyed using this bundle endless times. Today I want to share just three of the sweet cards that I have created.

Aren’t they fun? I have used the traditional yellow and black colour scheme for these lovely Bumble Bee cards, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.

I have used the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper on all three cards. This paper was available through Sale-a-Bration 2020 promotion. As this promotion has ended this paper is no longer available. Keep reading to the bottom of this post for a special offer 🙂

A Closer Look

Notice the little yellow hexagons, they are the remaining pieces cut from the little honeycomb die and are attached using mini stampin’ dimensionals. I love that fantastic stamped bee image. And it is even sweeter that it can be cut out with the co-ordinating Detailed Bee Dies.

These stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes dies are perfect size to layer behind both of the fun little bees. To add some extra dimension I popped both up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Usually I refer to these little foam gems as “Bump-its”.

Thirdly, I made this card which uses the stamped beehive image and a fabulous golden bee cut from the Designer Series Paper. Both the first and third cards use the lovely 1/4″ ruched ribbon in Daffodil Delight. I was excited to see that this beautiful ribbon will be returning in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue!

Unlike that pretty yellow ribbon and the fabulous Champagne Rhinestones both the Honey Bee stamp set and the Detailed Bee Dies are on the Last Chance Product list. That means that they will only be available to purchase until June 2nd or while supplies last.

What About that Paper?

Isn’t that Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper just stunning? I love the gold foil that is worked into the different pieces, it adds such a classy touch!

As I mentioned before, this paper pack is no longer available. Because it pairs so seamlessly with the Honey Bee Bundle that I’ve showcased today I have a special offer for you.

The next 8 people to order the Honey Bee Bundle will receive a FREE 6″ x 6″ sampler of this fabulous paper. The sampler will include two double-sided pieces of each, for a total of 12 pieces of 6″x6″ paper.

You can place your order through my online store. When checking out please use the April host code 7VDN6WAN or the current host code in the teal coloured banner at the top of the page.

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Thank you for popping in today! Happy Stamping!

~ Dee

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Leave a Little “Sprinkle”

Hello and Welcome!!

I hope that you have all had a chance to check out the Last Chance Products. Remember that these items are only available while supplies last 🙂

Today I want to share with you a couple of my favourite products, Leave A Little Sparkle and the fabulous Pigment Sprinkles. I am sad to say that they are both on the retiring items list.

I absolutely love the whimsical Unicorn images and the inspirational sentiments. If you have tried the Pigment Sprinkles then I am sure you will agree that they are fabulous! They are perfect to add a burst of colour and are so much fun!!

Here is a card that I created showcasing both of these fantastic products.

Do you see how perfect that background is for this type of card? The Pigment Sprinkles added the magical combination of pinks and purples to showcase the stunning white unicorn.

I really do love colouring (especially using our Stampin’ Blends markers). Occasionally I look at an image and colouring it seems a little overwhelming. That was the case on this particular day when I stamped the unicorn, The vibrant background colours make the unicorn “pop” just the way it is. No colouring necessary!

Watch the Video

Do you want to see how this card all came together? The video below shows the card from start to finish. Please check it out and see these fun products in action!

I hope that you enjoyed today’s post. If you want to add either of these products to your craft stash you can order directly from my online store here. When checking out please use April’s Host code 7VDN6WAN or the one posted at the top of this page.

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Thank you for popping by … happy crafting!!

~ Dee

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Retiring Product List is Here

Saying goodbye is hard … even when we are saying it to some of our favourite Stampin’ products!

Stampin’ UP!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue is due to come out at the beginning of June. In preparation for this they have released a list of all of the products that they will be retiring to make room for the exciting new products they have in store for us all.

The list seems HUGE this year!! I am super anxious to get my hands on this new catalogue to see what fabulous new items they’ve replaced them with!

Last-Chance

Even though we know that these new products are coming it can still be hard to see our favourites leave for good. You may want to stock up on some of your go-to supplies, or maybe you have items on your wishlist that you don’t want to live without!! Whatever the case may be, these retiring items are available until May 2nd or while supplies last. Some of them are even discounted up to 60% off!!!

Before we go any further I want to assure you that the Stampin’ Blends are not being retired. They are on this list as the items are being reconfigured in the new catalogue. You will no longer be able to purchase single markers. Blends will only be available in pairs (light and dark together). The only ones that are retiring are the 2018-2020 In Colours; Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, & Call Me Clover.

To check out all of the Last Chance products please visit my online store here or click on the image below.

If placing your order online please remember to use host code 7VDN6WAN. If you are local and prefer to contact me with your order that works too 🙂

Keep in mind that these items are only available while supplies last and some of them will sell out very quickly (especially the 2018-2020 In Colour products and the items that are deeply discounted).

Thank you for popping by my blog today!! Happy Stamping!!

~ Dee