Saturday, May 23, 2020

WHAT SMELLS SO GOOD?

It's the card that smells so good - according to my husband. 
Want to know why?
I share all about it over on the Scrap'n Stamp blog. Click HERE to find out what I did.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

FLY DADDY IS IN THE SHOP!!


That's today people!!
Are you excited? 
I know I REELY am!!
I ordered my bundle and can't wait for it to arrive.

Check out these cards!

This one is by Erika Post

This one is by Daniel West

and check this one out by Kirstie Goulet - so cute!

This bundle is SO FLY!

Check out this paper!

and these sequins!!

Want to see more cards made with this bundle?
Then check out this fun hop!

Time to stalk the mailman for my delivery lol!

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 





Monday, May 18, 2020

COMING SOON - FLY DADDY BUNDLE


Have you heard? 
  Catherine Pooler Designs has some new fun fishing themed products - the Fly Daddy Bundle that hits the shop on:
Tuesday, May 19th, NOON EST for StampNation members 
Wednesday, May 20th, 9am EST for general ordering

One look at this bundle and you'll be hooked!
I know I am :)

Look at this paper - such fun colors and designs. I love that green one with the words on it.



Look at these cards that Catherine shared on Facebook. They are REELY cute!!


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Please note that the new products are linked but won't go live in the shop until release day

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 


Sunday, May 10, 2020

A RAINBOW OF THANKS




These cards were so much fun to make! 
First I want to say I used a die (the Concentric Circles Die) that I can no longer link to - Sorry about that. But you can take this idea and use it with other dies in your stash or if you have this one then yay!
I started with a piece of card stock that was 4" x 5 1/4" and some double sided adhesive. You can use whatever size adhesive you like. I added a strip of adhesive along the bottom, peeled off the protective piece and then added embossing powder. I heat set the color making sure my heat gun was warmed up and ready to go before I used it. I repeated this process leaving a tiny space between each row until I had covered the panel with a rainbow of embossed stripes. 



After die cutting it and adhering the piece you see in the card above to a panel that I had cut with a stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Dies I had all the little pieces left and I didn't want to throw them away so I made some tea and set about making the card you see below. I ran the die through my die cutting machine again but this time I used plain card stock. I used some temporary tape to hold the main piece in place on the white panel and then using liquid glue I glued in each of the rainbow pieces. I removed the tape and the main piece and I was left with what you see below.


I love how these cards turned out - it did take a fair amount of time but I think it was worth it.



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

THE BEST CURE


Lately it's pretty safe to say I've been stressed out. A lot. When I'm stressed it helps if I have something to focus on and what takes more focus in card making than inlaid die-cutting with a large background die. I know for some people doing this will stress them out but I find it very relaxing. 


I started by die cutting the Flower Burst Cover Plate Die with black card stock. Next I chose some patterned paper. I decided to use Catherine Pooler's Cabana Prints Patterned Paper - I liked how the soft colors looked next to the stark black. I cut pieces to fit in the area that I wanted to die cut - this way I wouldn't have a ton of leftover pieces. 
I adhered the black piece to a white card base and then set about gluing in the patterned pieces where they belonged. 
I chose a sentiment from the My Kind Floral Stamp Set - stamped it in midnight ink, layered it onto a piece of black card stock and then adhered it to the card with craft foam. 
I tied some black & white twine around the top to finish it off. 



Figuring out which patterns to use where and then gluing them all in really helped me to focus on the task and set aside the stress. The stress is still there but I'm calmer now and more able to deal with it.
What helps you when you're stressed? Leave me a comment - I'd love to know.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

WHAT'S IN WEDNESDAY

It's Wednesday so that means new products are in the Catherine Pooler Designs shop.

- Wendy Vecchi's STAY-tion
- Cookies & Cream Twine
- Pink & Main Ergonomic Blending Brush
- and more



Have you got your FREE DOWNLOAD yet?



Check out these card fronts that are available for purchase with the profits being donated to The Potter's House to help serve families who have been affected by COVID-19.




Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

STAMPS, STENCILS & DIES OH MY!


This months hop is featuring products from Wendy Vecchi. It's the first time I've used her products and I've got to say, they're pretty cool. They come with the stamp set, coordinating dies and a stencil! And they're not expensive either. I used Birthday Bash for my card today. You can find all the sets used in the hop today HERE
Now because this is a hop that means there's a prize. Leave a comment at all the stops for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp Store. The winner will be announced May 14th on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog. AND the Wendy Vecchi sets will be 20% OFF until May 7th! Time to shop! 



I knew I wanted to have a LOT of candles on my card so I got to stamping - I think I stamped 25 in all but had a few left over. I used my Sidekick to cut them all out. I love having that little die cut machine on my desk for the little dies - it makes it so easy. 
I used the stencil, some Lobster ink and a blending tool to make the angled stripes on the side. The front flap on the card is made with one of the dies in the set but only cutting it on 3 sides leaving the left side longer - I scored a line at the edge of where it tucks under the stenciled piece to help it fold easily.
After I colored all the candles I adhered them to a panel, added the stenciled piece with the flap and added the cake and more candles to the flap. For the inside I used a stamp positioning tool - I put my stamp in place, inked it up, stamped it and then slid the paper up and stamped it again. This keeps it perfectly lined up. I cut this piece to fit under the flap and after adhering it I outlined it with a fine tip black marker.


And since we're starting a new month that also means new prompts for the month long Random Acts of Cardness. Play along with us and share your cards on the


I'm last on the hop today but I've linked to everyone below in case you've missed a stop.

Tara/SNS blog - start here
Nancy
Laurie
Deborah
Kia
Chala
Susan - that's me



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

PLAYING WITH THE FLUTTERS & BLOOMS PAPER


I was up early today with an idea or a card. The first time I saw the Flutters & Blooms Patterned Paper I thought of making a baby card. I know the patterns aren't baby themed but for some reason it's what I was thinking. The small tag from the Layered Tags Dies Set worked perfectly with my idea.


I pulled out the paper and tried to decide on 3 patterns to use but I couldn't so I used 5 patterns. I don't think I've ever used that many patterns before but when you have a paper pack you can choose with confidence that all the patterns will work together.

I cut three tags and used two more for the bottom panel. Using craft foam I adhered the tags to a panel cut with the large stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Dies - I use this set a LOT! - using craft foam and adhered that to the card base with more craft foam.
Before adding the tags I stamped the sentiment with my MISTI to be sure I got good coverage - but Catherine's inks are fantastic and it stamped perfectly the first time.
I stamped out the rest of the sentiment, some flowers and leaves and adhered them to the tags. I finished the card with a few of the Mission Sequins.





Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much.