Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stampin Up Happy Watercolor stamp set - a new favorite

I promised I would show you the card I used for my Sale-A-Bration workshop.  It showcases the Happy Watercolor stamp set, Tea Lace Paper Doilies and White Stampin Chalk Marker
 
The first version features a Gold Embossed Tea Lace Paper Doily.  The flowers are stamped with Black StazOn ink and colored with a White Stampin Chalk Marker.  The card is accented with the polka dot washi tape from the Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape set.  I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to add texture to the Coastal Cabana layer.


 Some people prefer a simpler card or just like a different look, so I offered an option with a plain Tea Lace Paper Doily.  There are 3 designs in the set of Watercolor Wonder Washi tape, so I showed the stripe tape on this card.  The Coastal Cabana layer is embossed with the Simply Striped Embossing Folder..
The sentiments are from Stampin' Up Gifts of Kindness stamp set. This is a favorite because it has so many great sayings that fit perfectly in the Word Punch.

Stampin Up Supplies:
Stamp Sets:  Happy Watercolor, Gifts of Kindness (sentiments)
Card stock:  Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Accessories:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Watercolor Wonder Washi tape, White Stampin Chalk Marker, Stazon Ink - Black, Circle Framelits, Punches - Word punch, Modern Label.   Other supplies as noted with the card description.

Now don't you think you NEED the Stampin Up Happy Watercolor stamp set??



Monday, March 31, 2014

Stampin Up Happy Watercolor stamp set is perfect for a Tent Card

I resisted buying the Happy Watercolor stamp set because I have so many flowers.  Surely I didn't need another set of flowers.  Then there was an article in Stampin' Success, the magazine for demonstrators, which showcased this set with a Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana color scheme, flowers colored with the new chalk marker, and gold embossed doilies.  That was it, I had to have it!!  A few days later when I ordered supplies for my Sale-A-Bration workshop, this stamp set found it's way into my order!    I used ideas from the article to come up with my own projects with the goal of designing a WOW card that would not take too long.

My first idea was a Tent Card,  but it was too time consuming for the amount of time and number of people.  I love the card, so here it is.  I will show the final project tomorrow.

 This photo shows the side view and how you look through the frame to see the image.

Stampin' Up Supplies:
Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Paper Doily, Gold Baker's Twine, In Color Boutique Details, Versamark Ink Pad and Gold Embossing Powder, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (2014 Sale-A-Bration), Circle Framelits

I am so sad to see the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder go away when Sale-A-Bration ends.  It has been one of my all time favorites. 

Rubber Hugs,

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

My brother and his wife are Math Professors at Auburn University so I made these card for Pi Day which is celebrated March 14th. 

I used the Auburn University school colors - navy blue and orange. 
The first card is a base of Midnight Muse, a layer of Gold Foil paper, and letters cut from Tangerine Tango with the Sizzix Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies.

The second card base is Cantaloupe Crisp.  The printed paper is from Stampin' Up's Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.  I actually meant to cut the numbers from Cantaloupe Crisp but grabbed the wrong paper and didn't have time to redo it!  But at least I got the Auburn School colors...


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Christmas CountDown Frame featuring Stampin' Up 25 and Counting My Digital Studio Download - the 25 days of Christmas cards Part Two

Here is Part 2 of the 25 and Counting Christmas Cards I promised:

 











































And now the best one of them all - "The Reason for the Season" -





Phyllis Strickland
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Christmas CountDown Frame featuring Stampin' Up 25 and Counting My Digital Studio Download - the 25 days of Christmas cards


I can't believe it is so long since I promised to post the 25 and Counting cards I made for the Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar.  I scheduled Day 1 to Day 13 to post today; Day 14 to Day 25 will follow later today.
I used the 25 and Counting Digital Studio download and layered them with punches, die cuts, glimmer paper and Designer Paper and embellished them with Rhinestones, Candy Dots,  Dazzling Diamonds and Dazzling Details.



















 





Phyllis Strickland
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Christmas CountDown Frame featuring Stampin' Up 25 and Counting My Digital Studio Download

I didn't have time to post Christmas projects this year, but now is the time to start gifts for Christmas 2014!  I intended to make a number of these, but completed only one.  I made this as the December Gift Swap for the Stampin' Divas.

I bought the frames at IKEA, my favorite place to shop for household items of all kinds.  This is based on a tutorial that was part of my December 2013 subscription at Craft Project Central.  I had to improvise because the binder ring method the designer used was not at all feasible for the frame I chose.  All in all this was a fun but time consuming project as I had to improvise a number of things for one reason or another.

I used the 25 and Counting My Digital Studio Download to print each of the CountDown Days and then featured it on a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2" card.  I added ribbon to the cards to hang them from the "knob" on the Christmas CountDown frame.




I made a little box to hold the cards when they are not in use. 

I will post the Count Down cards during the next couple days.

Supplies:
Images:  25 and Counting My Digital Studio Download 
Designer Paper:   Season of Style Designer Series Paper (2013 Christmas Catalog, but still available as a download); Designer Series Paper Stack.
Accessories:  Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Paper, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die, Very Vintage Buttons, Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Bakers Twine, various paper punches






Phyllis Strickland
My Stampin' Up! site:  pstrickland.stampinup.net
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch stamp set is great for a Christmas card!

Mixed Bunch stamp set is one of those versatile sets than can be used for any and all occasions and any season.  All you need to do is choose suitable colors, ribbons and embellishments for the occasion or season.

My sister, Sandy Wilt, sent this Christmas card last year.  Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, White Embossing Powder and Stitched Satin Ribbon transformed this image into a beautiful Christmas card.
Mixed Bunch Christmas card

Stampin' Up! products used to make this card. 




 If you are making a lot of cards you may want to purchase solid packs Gumball Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 126840 and Raspberry Ripple 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 126842
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