June 29, 2015

Catalog Casing

Have you noticed all of the great examples Stampin' Up! has in the catalog? I sure have and oh how I would love to make each and everyone of their examples! Your catalogs can be a great place to get ideas when the creative bug just isn't biting but you want to make a card or a project because you just love to make things or maybe you need a card for an occasion...fear not...head for your catalog and pour through the pages until something strikes your fancy and CASE it...Copy and Share Everything. You see, paper crafters LOVE to share everything.
Here is an example of a card I cased from the catalog:
And here is the original found on page 20 of the annual catalog:
So this is an example of casing. You can CASE a card exactly or you can take the overall design elements and change up the stamps papers and embelishments to make it more your own. Do what makes you happy and enjoy creating and never fear, when the creative juices just aren't flowing, look to your catalog for all sorts of wonderful ideas!
Happy Stampin'

June 22, 2015

Peek a Boo

This card was lots of fun to make. I got the "pattern" from Dawn Griffith's YouTube channel, Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts. She's so creative. Basically, all I did was change out the stamp sets and it turned out great. I gave this card to my dad for his birthday in May. This is one of my favorite stamp sets and it worked perfectly with this card design. I hope you like it too. The DSP is retired, but you could use any DSP and color combination of your liking. Go ahead.. try it out, you'll love it!

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June 19, 2015

Emboss Resist and Some Bubble Wrap!

Well, I played around with the emboss resist technique and tried it with the bubble wrap. I found the idea on Dawn Griffith's YouTube channel and thought it was a great idea...and it was so much fun to do....so much so, that we did this class in our June card making class last week and I think everyone enjoyed it once they got passed the urge to pop the bubble wrap. Who doesn't love to pop bubble wrap? I know I do...it takes great restraint to save any to use it in my stamping projects. Have you ever received an order direct from Stampin' Up!? OOOOH MY GOSH! They use HUGE bubble bubble wrap for packing material instead of those annoying foam beads that go all over and stick to you and anything in its path. But talk about fun to pop! Of course my little dog, Tucker doesn't care much for it...I just can't resist (get it...resist...as in emboss resist!) Ok, so I'm not much of a comedienne....but I try lol Anyway, try this technique for your self. I guarantee you won't be disappointed...it's soooo much fun and when you get all done you can POP the bubble wrap!
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June 14, 2015

Build a Birthday Card

I love this new set. It offers so much versatility because you can create the layered cake with the stamps, you can mix in Washi tape for the layers or DSP. You can also make candles out of the "layer" stamps because a  flame is included in the stamp set. Just let your imagination run with this set and see just what you can create yourself. Here I used all of the layer stamps and some of the new In-colors, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, and Tip Top Taupe........I love these colors! And I added some pearls to the  banner flags and the ruffled edge of the cake plate. So, what do you think? I used Tip Top Taupe for the card base 8 1/2"x5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" and layered the Whisper White piece (5" x 3 3/4") Watermelon Wonder 5 1/4" x 4".
Did you get crafty this weekend? Now that you have had time to look at the catalog, which new stamp set is your favorite?
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June 7, 2015

Where Do You Find Your Inspiration?

Where is it that you find your inspiration? I find my mine from so many sources. I look for inspiration on the internet, around the house, the office and my Stampin' Up! catalogs. And this new 2015-2016 is full of inspiration. Every time I open this catalog, I find something that gives me an idea to try, or I find something I want to copy and make myself.
Today's card is a combination of copying and changing up the colors. It uses the Butterfly Basics bundle and some of the new in-colors. So, where do you find your inspiration?

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