Thursday, September 22, 2022

Apple Harvest Card

 



Thanks for checking out our September Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop!  This month we have created projects using “Perfect Partners” stamps and dies.  The Perfect Partners dies are 6 new die collections created to coordinate with 6 stamp sets found in the current 2022-2024 Annual and July-December 2022 catalogs.  The dies are only available for a limited time (through the end of September or while supplies last).  Bundling the stamp set and dies together will save you 10%! 

My project features the Apple Harvest Bundle, and the stamp set is from the July-December 2022 catalog.  For me, stamping and creating is usually about memories and sharing those memories in some form, whether in a card, scrapbook layout, wall art, or some other kind of project.  What does the stamp set bring to mind and what can I create that shares that memory.

The Apple Harvest bundle brings fond memories of family apple picking outings.  My grandparents, parents and siblings would all gather together with ladders and baskets and get as many apples as we could.  Afterwards there would be apple pies, apple sauce, and sometimes caramel apples to enjoy.

My color choices for my card were Real Red, Basic Black and Basic White.  I first cut my card base from Basic Black, a 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” piece of Real Red, and a 3” x 4” piece of black and white gingham from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper set.  Embossing the gingham piece with the Timeworn Type embossing folder added some great texture!

I stamped my apple image in Memento ink onto Basic White cardstock and die cut the stamped image and a label using dies from the Apple Blossom die collection.  The apple image was then colored using Real Red and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.  I also stamped my sentiment choice in Memento Ink on the label die cut.

With an Exacto knife, I made two slits about ¼” apart on each end of my sentiment label and threaded a 5 ½” piece of Black & White ¼” Gingham ribbon through the slits and underneath my label.  With all these pieces prepared, my card was now ready to put together.  Once my pieces were all adhered with Stampin’ Seal, glue dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals, a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for some sparkle.

For some envelope embellishment, I traced the flap of my envelope onto a piece of the Real Red Gingham pattern in the Gingham Cottage DSP collection, cut out the piece and adhered it to my envelope flap - quick coordination of card and envelope!

You can check out the Perfect Partners bundles at my online store, but you won't want to wait long to check them out!  There's only about a week left in this promotion running through September 30th or while supplies last.

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below!  We always appreciate hearing your feedback, so feel free to leave a comment.

 Bonnie's Blog

Diana's Blog

Jessica's Blog


Products used for my card project are listed below:

Product List

Apple Harvest Bundle (English)
$53.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.25
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Gingham Cottage 12" X 12" (30,5 X 30,5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$30.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$125.00
Timeworn Type 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.25
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$7.50


Thursday, August 25, 2022

New Sale-A-Bration Items Added


 

Welcome to our August Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop!  Our blogs are again featuring Sale-A-Bration items that customers can receive free with $50 or $100 orders.  Additional items have been added to the free products, and my project features several of these free items available through the end of August.



Every month my Stampin’ Up! team leader gives us a creative challenge and a business challenge that we can respond to in our facebook group.  This month our creative challenge is to create a project based on a card sketch/layout.  I decided to use this layout as inspiration for my blog project.  The Sale-A-Bration items I’ve used are the Aspen Trees Dies, the Timber Embossing Folder and the Rings of Love Designer Series Paper, along with the Perched in a Tree stamp set.  I love the sentiments and images in this set, and I think it pairs beautifully with the Rings of Love DSP!

I rotated the sketch layout from horizontal to vertical for my card and chose to use Soft Suede as my card base.  I used Basic White, Night of Navy and both sides of the bird patterned paper from the Rings of Love DSP collection for my 5 rectangle pieces for the layout.  I stamped the chosen sentiment in Saddle Brown Stazon ink at the top of the Basic White rectangle, and also stamped the bird image in the Saddle Brown Stazon on another piece of Basic White.  Blender pens and Night of Navy and Crushed Curry ink were used to color the stamped bird image.

The Night of Navy rectangle pieces were embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  For some added embellishments, I wrapped Gold Shimmer ribbon around the bottom of the Basic White rectangle piece and tied a faux bow as well.  Pale Papaya Opal Rounds from the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds embellishment collection completed my card.

You can find out more about other Sale-A-Bration specials by clicking here.  There's still time to host a card-making party during Sale-A-Bration or join Stampin’ Up to get even more rewards!  I would love to talk with you about all the benefits of hosting or joining -  contact me here

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below! 

Bonnie's Blog

Diana's Blog

Jessica's Blog

Products used for my card project are listed below.

Product List

Perched In A Tree Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Aspen Trees Dies
$36.00
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Rings Of Love 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.25
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Saddle Brown Stazon Ink Pad
$10.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
2021 2023 In Color Opal Rounds
$8.50
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.25
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$125.00

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Sale-A-Brating with the Hippo Dies


 

Welcome to our July Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop!  We are sale-a-brating in July and August again, and our blogs are featuring some of the Sale-A-Bration items that customers can receive free with $50 or $100 orders.  

I chose to feature the Hippo Dies, a Free with $50 item, which I paired with the Season of Chic stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper from the July-December Catalog. 



Along with the dies that cut out the stamped images from the Hippest Hippos stamp set, there are several dies that can be used with the hippo images to create different settings for the hippos, or the dies can be used on their own. 



I chose to use the umbrella and the splashed water droplets dies for my card.  My card base of Poppy Parade and a layer of Balmy Blue coordinated with the Storybook Gnomes mushroom print used for the umbrella. 

I die cut the umbrella and the water drops along the side of a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Basic White.  I also die cut an umbrella from a scrap of the mushroom print patterned paper.



Sentiments from the Season of Chic stamp set were stamped on the die cut Basic White layer and on an inside card layer, and then my layers were adhered on the card front.  I glued the patterned umbrella die cut piece into the die cut opening on the Basic White layer, and also glued a ½” strip of the same patterned paper to the bottom of my inside layer.

It's a pretty simple card layout with the dies used in a different way than might be expected, but I love how it turned out!

You can find out more about the Hippo Dies and other Sale-A-Bration specials by clicking here.  Hosting a card-making party during Sale-A-Bration is extra rewarding, and so is joining Stampin’ Up!  I would love to talk with you about all the benefits of hosting or joining -  contact me here

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below! 

Bonnie's Blog

Jessica's Blog


Product List
Hippo Dies
$0.00
Season Of Chic Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$27.00
Storybook Gnomes 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$12.00
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.25
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Clear Block I
$12.50
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Simply Shammy
$8.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$125.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00