Thursday, May 26, 2022

Scrapbooking with the Cheerful Basket Bundle


 

Welcome to our May Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop!  Our projects are all about scrapbooking this month. 

Since I brought a new kitten, Noah, home this month, the Cheerful Basket Bundle was a perfect choice for my scrapbook project.  I decided to make a one-page layout that I’ll frame and hang on my bedroom wall.  It was challenging to sort through the dozens of photos that have been taken and pick just a couple to use.  Noah is definitely going to need a whole album of his own at some point!


When I took Noah for his first vet appointment, the technicians had fun taking photos for his chart.  They got the cutest picture of him wearing a lemon hat and were kind enough to share it with me – isn’t he the cutest!  I also got a picture of him in a frog hat made by my niece.

I used a 12 x 12 sheet of Pool Party cardstock for my background and matted my photos and sentiment layer with Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I stamped my images and sentiment from the Cheerful Basket stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink, and die cut the shapes with the coordinating Full Basket dies.  The sentiment was die cut using a die from the Seasonal Labels collection.  Using the Slim Card Dies, I cut two border strips from a Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper pattern.

I colored my kittens, basket, butterflies and hearts using Stampin’ Blends.  I also colored a couple of pieces of White ¼” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend to make a faux bow for my sentiment layer.

Using the Alphabest stamp and punch bundle, I punched out white labels and stamped the letters for Noah’s name in Bermuda Bay ink.  And I was finally ready to put my page together!

I used just about every adhesive Stampin’ Up! has in the catalog to put my page together – multi-purpose liquid glue to adhere my border strips to the page and the sentiment and hearts basket topper to the baskets; Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere the baskets, kittens and butterflies; and Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Seal and Seal+ for the photos and mats.  And I finished off my page by coloring some Classic Matte Dots with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend.

Our photos of special moments deserve to be preserved and celebrated and not just stored on a digital devise or in a box.  A scrapbook project, whether it’s an album, a framed photo layout, or even a photo card, is a great way to share those photos!

Thanks for hopping with us today.  Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below!  We appreciate your feedback, so please let us know you stopped by commenting and sharing what you loved about the projects!

Bonnie's Blog

Diana's Blog

Jessica's Blog


Product List
Cheerful Basket Bundle (English)
$47.50
Alphabest Bundle
$32.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.25
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.25
Subtles 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
$13.00
Pretty Prints 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$12.00
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$8.00
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Slim Card Dies
$59.00
Seasonal Labels Dies
$38.00
Classic Matte Dots
$7.00
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$7.50
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.25
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Seal+
$12.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Let Your Dreams Set Sail

 



Welcome to the April Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop where we are featuring punch bundles from the January - June 2022 Mini Catalog!  After you've checked out my blog, follow the links below to hop on over to my teammates' blogs!

I chose to use the Let’s Set Sail Bundle, which includes the Let’s Set Sail stamp set and the Sailboat Builder punch (found on page 70 in the Mini Catalog).  This set is a great set to make masculine, graduation or encouragement cards.


The sentiment “Let your dreams set sail” really got me to thinking about dreaming and hoping.  I did a google search for “have we lost the ability to dream” and found an article adapted from a book called “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual” where the author, Luvvie Ajayi Jones says that “many of us have lost our ability to dream, or we were never allowed to have it in the first place.”   She also says that it’s necessary for us to dream and that “when our dreams come true we’re expanding the worlds of others because now they know theirs can too." 

Hopes and dreams require action to come to fruition.  Harvey MacKay, a businessman, author and columnist, said that “A dream is just a dream.  A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.”  Where would we be without people who hoped, dreamed and action.  I wouldn’t be sharing this card if the founders of Stampin’ Up! hadn’t dreamed and taken action!

Card Measurements:

- Card Base: Thick Basic White Cardstock - 4 ¼” x 11” (scored and folded at 5 ½”)

- Layer 1:  Night of Navy cardstock  - 3” x 4 ¼”

- Layer 2:  Basic White cardstock - 4 ¼” x 5 ¼” (trimmed to 2 ¾” x 4” after ink is applied

- Sailboat: Basic white - large enough to fit into punch

- White Baker’s Twine:  Approximately 20”

 Directions:

- Cut cardstock as listed above.

- With blending brushes, brush ink colors across Layer 2, starting with Daffodil Delight at horizon level (a little under that halfway point). 

- Below the horizon level brush Pool Party and then Pacific Point, blending each color into the next.

- Above the horizon level, brush Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy, again blending each color into the next.

- Trim Layer 2 to 2 ¾” x 4”.

- Stamp sentiment in lower right corner of Layer 2 in Night of Navy ink.

- Stamp birds about ½” from top center of Layer 2 in Night of Navy ink.

- Punch sailboat pieces from Basic White cardstock.

- Stamp boat image onto punched boat piece in Night of Navy ink.

- Stamp sail images onto punch sail pieces in Cherry Cobbler ink.

- Wrap White Bakers Twine around Layer 2 twice at the horizon level and then tie a knot and bow.

- Adhere Layer 2 to Night of Navy Layer 1 with adhesive.

- Adhere matted Layers to cardfront.

- Adhere stamped sailboat and sails to card front with Mini Dimensionals.

- Add Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to Layer 2 as desired.

Thanks for hopping with us today.  I hope you dream a dream or two, and take action toward those dreams! 

Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below!  We want your feedback, so please let us know you stopped by commenting and sharing what you loved about the projects!







Product List
Let's Set Sail Bundle (English)
$31.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$11.00
Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels
$7.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25