Thursday, May 16, 2019

SDBH - May - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek


Welcome to the May Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! Our theme for this month is Sneak Peaks from the new Annual Catalog that goes live on June 2nd. There are so many wonderful new things coming our way in the new catalog. I had a hard time deciding just what to purchase first. I finally decided it had to be the Bird Ballad Suite of products.
Today I will be showing you items created with the Free As A Bird Stamp set as well as the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

The first card has some images that I watercolored with an AquaPainter. I started by Stamping the images onto Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder. I fussy cut the images out with my Snips. The bird is colored with Soft Suede and the new in color Trerracotta Tile. The flower is colored with just the Terracotta Tile. The leaf sprigs have been colored with Old Olive. The card front mat is Calypso Coral. I used the 3D Subtle Embossing Folder on the Whisper White card front. These have all been adhered to a Whisper White Thick Card Base with Liquid Glue. Then I added a 2" strip of the Bird Ballad DSP. I cut a rectangle with the 3rd smallest Rectangle Stitched Dies. Stamped the sentiment at the top of the rectangle. The leaf sprigs and flower were popped up with Dimensionals at the bottom of the rectangle. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the bird to the rectangle behind the flower and leaves. I adhered the Whisper White Stitched Rectangle to the Calypso Coral Stitched Rectangle and the card front with dimensionals. As you can see, the inside layer is stamped with the leaf sprig and a sentiment.

For the 2nd card I wanted to showcase the beautiful Bird Ballad DSP. Fussy cutting the bird & branch clusters and using them as the focal point of the card can be an easy to put together card. I know I am going to run out of the gorgeous sheet of birdcages quickly so I decided to make my own alternative using the leaf sprig stamp.

I took one of my Whisper White card fronts and sponged it with Calypso Coral ink. I used a circular motion as well as pouncing to achieve the background I wanted. Then I stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss powder. I cut this into 2" strips and used my Tailored Tag Punch to create a fishtailed banner. I adhered the banner to a piece of Petal Pink Cardstock that I had embossed with the 3D Subtle Embossing Folder. Can you tell that I love that one? I adhered the bird & branch image to the Whisper White Stitched Nested Label, I used the 4th smallest, with a lot of Mini Dimensionals. Then I used dimensionals again to adhere the label to the card front. The sentiment is heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock. I adhered the assembled card front to a Calypso Coral mat. My card base is Whisper White Thick with a Whisper White inside layer stamped with the leaf sprig in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.


I hope you have enjoyed my Sneak Peak at the Bird Ballad Suite of products.
I Would Love To Be Your Demonstrator!
If you are In the United States and need a demonstrator, 
then you can order from me by clicking on the links provided below. 

Thanks for Looking!

Now it is time to go to the next Sneak Peak on Ximena's blog.



Product List
Free As A Bird Bundle
[151123]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$51.25
Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set
[149468]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$22.00
Stitched Nested Labels Dies
[149638]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$35.00
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
[149592]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$11.50
Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin
[149595]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$18.00
Bird Ballad Trinkets
[149594]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$7.00
Very Vanilla 3/8" (1 Cm) Scalloped Lace Trim
[149593]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$7.00
Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
[150086]
Available 
June 2nd 2019
$7.50
Heat Tool
[129053]
$30.00

You still have time to order the 
Everything Is Rosy Product Medley.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop:Techniques

Welcome to the May Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month's theme is Techniques. Anything from a Fun Fold to a Stamping/Ink related technique was acceptable. My choice this time was Fun Folds. I have a new take on a Z fold card to show you today. I CASed this from Patty Bennett at https://bit.ly/2vIgx21. Ok, so it's not a Z fold card anymore, it's a Gift Card Holder now. I love to make them. when we get a new catalog the very first thing I look for is a set that screams Gift Card Holder. Now I know that I can convert some Z Folds into Gift card Holders too.


The Gummy Bear DSP on the Granny Apple Green Card Base is so bright and fun. I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits on the DSP for this Card, adjusting the length or width of the Framelits to keep a consistent  look to my layers. It is so nice to be able to use the Jar of Sweets Framelits to cut the adorable Sweet Jars from the How Sweet It Is DSP. And of course the jar is full of Gummy Bears too. The Rectangle Stitched Sentiment Layer is Whisper White matted onto another Rectangle Stitched layer of Melon Mambo. I used Melon Mambo Ink for the Sentiments (both inside and out). And Granny Apple Green Ink for the Do-Dads on the Outside Sentiment Layer. Of course I popped up the cute little Gummy Bear Jar on Dimensionals.


Details -
Card Base: Granny Apple Green - 4 1/4" x 10 1/4", Scored at 5 1/2" & 8 1/4"
Inside Layer: How Sweet It Is DSP - 4 1/8" x 5 1/2"
Inside Sentiment Layer: Whisper White - 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
Gift Card Flap: DSP - 1 7/8" x 3 7/8"
I used a 3/4" Circle Punch to cut the finger indent on the Gift Card Flap.
Card Base Front: DSP - 2 1/2" x 4 1/8" (finished - 2 1/4" x 3 15/16")
Sentiment Layer Mat: Melon Mambo - 2 7/8" x 4 1/4"
Sentiment Layer: Whisper White - 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"

Ok, I have one more to show you. My fellow demonstrators who are Crafters will like this one, I think. It is a Gift Card/Treat Holder. This one uses the same How Sweet It Is DSP  and the Birthday Cheer Stamp Set Too. As well as the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Story Label Punch ( which will be available in June ).


I have a video for you on this one. You can find it at the bottom of this post.

Here are the details - 
Box Bottom: Granny Apple Green - 5 1/8" x 6 1/4"
Scored @ 1/2" & 1 1/8" on all sides.
Box Cover: Melon Mambo - 4 1/8" x 7 3/4"
Scored @ 5/8", 3 1/2", 4 1/8", 7 1/8"
Gift Card Holder: Granny Apple Green - 3 7/8" x 7 1/4"
Scored @ 2 3/4" & 5 1/2"
Dsp: 2 @ 2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
        1 @ 1 1/2" x 3 5/8"
3rd Largest Stitched Oval: Granny Apple Green - 2 @ 2" x 3"
Story Label Punch: Melon Mambo - 1 3/4" x 2 5/8"
Second Smallest Layering Scalloped Oval: Melon Mambo - 1 5/8" x 2 5/8"

2 - 1/4 x 1/32 Inch Neodymium Magnets

As you can now see, this is now a Hershey's Nugget Treat/Gift Card Holder. I am growing very fond of Melon Mambo Cardstock paired with Granny Apple Green Cardstock. The Sentiments have been Heat Embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. You will also need some 1/8" Tear & Tape.



I hope you like my contributions to this months blog hop and give one of these a try. They are both so much fun to make as well as so useful.

Now it is time to take a look at what Technique Jo Blackman has decided to show us.


Roll Call List

I Would Love To Be Your Demonstrator!
If you are In the United States and need a demonstrator, 
then you can order from me by clicking on the links provided below. 

Thanks for Looking!

Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$30.00