Showing posts from March, 2021

Hydrangea Hill Suite

This suite of products in on pages 18-20 of the January-June 2021 Mini Stampin' Up! catalog.  Whether you use the stamp set, the dies or just the Designer Series Paper (DSP), you are sure to create beautiful projects! I find that I am purchasing stamp sets as much for the sentiments as for the images.  This stamp set has great sentiments that I will use for a long time to come, including "You make me smile", "The world is better because of you" and "You are capable of amazing things".  We all know someone who would appreciate receiving something with any of these phrases on it! I find that it helps to die cut every piece to see how they work.  For instance, the single flowers are die cut from one long die.  I die without stamping, then I stamp and die cut, then adhere them to one piece of cardstock.  It makes a great reference. Here I tried to show you the details of the flowers and the sentiment die.  There's some embossing on the flowers and faux

Snail Mail Suite

 The Snail Mail Suite is on pages 54-55 in the 2020-2021 Mini Stampin' Up! catalog.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) uses bright, fun colors and makes for quick, easy cards if you have the coordinating colors of card stock. You might be aware of my love for using One Sheet Wonders.  (By that I just mean cutting up card stock or DSP into specific sizes.)  For this first card used a piece of DSP that was 3" x 3" and cut it on the diagonal from point to point.  I layered this on a standard layer of 4" x 5-1/4".  I did fussy cut a snail from another piece of DSP.  Another piece of DSP was adhered to the envelope flap so it coordinates with my card.  This also started as a 3" x 3" piece of DSP.  I punched several balloons in other bright colors to make a quick card. Here I added another color that wasn't in the DSP (Pacific Point) to show you more variety. For this card, I wanted to show that you don't need to use the stamp set with bright colors on

Welcoming Window Bundle

My first idea when seeing the Welcoming Window bundle was to create a window to an outdoor scene.  Using a few other stamp sets, I've stamped one for each season. I kept the 4 cards similar, using the same sentiment from Hydrangea Haven putting linen thread behind the sentiment.  Winter The outdoor scene was stamped using Snow Front.   Spring The tulips were stamped using stamps from My Meadow. Summer These outdoor images are found in the My Meadow stamp set. Fall The tree images are also in the My Meadow stamp set. Which is your favorite? Product List Welcoming Window Bundle [ 156271 ] $50.25 Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set [ 150483 ] $22.00 My Meadow Photopolymer Stamp Set [ 151650 ] $21.00 Hydrangea Haven Photopolymer Stamp Set [ 154470 ] $26.00 In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [ 152494 ] $21.00 Linen Thread [ 104199 ] $5.00 Lovely Labels Pick A Punch [ 152883 ] $23.00

One Sheet Wonders--Using 3" X 3" Squares

Whether your Designer Series Paper (DSP) is 12" x 12" or 6" x 6", cutting it to 3" x 3" squares leaves no waste!  Here are a few ideas for this fun size of DSP. Layer:  The card stock layer on all of these is 3-1/4" x 4-1/4". Leave it 3" x 3" This seems to work best when the paper has a focal point on it and is not an all-over print.  The large flowers here work well as my focal point. 3" x 1" Strips To create this, cut the 3" x 3" square into 3" x 1" pieces.  I added more interest with the oval sentiment and the punched dragonfly. Cut Diagonally Place the 3" x 3" square in your trimmer with opposite points over the cutting track and cut.  If your sentiment is narrow enough, it will fit between the triangles.  Mine needed a larger space so I stamped it on a strip of card stock and punched the ends. To add interest, I stamped a white layer using the smallest circle in the Swirly Frames stamp set an