Showing posts with label Colorful Seasons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colorful Seasons. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017

July Stamp Club Cards - Colorful Seasons

The day after we got home from our Alabama trip, I had Stamp Club.  Luckily I had done most of the prep work before I left so I just had to get everything set up on Thursday.  I only had 4 gals on Thursday with the rest coming tomorrow.  We did some great cards - one of the gals told me I had outdone myself this month with the projects!  I concentrated on one of my favorite bundles in the new catalog - Colorful Seasons (pg 147) and made a fall card, winter card and a spring/summer card.

This is a great fold - a Z fold card.  I used DSP from the Color Theory pack.

This is a great card for spring time or summer!  I just love the chair!

This is the winter card.  One of the gals said it makes a great Hanukah card!
This card takes all of about 5 minutes!  I wanted to showcase the Memories & More card pack.  The DSP is from the Color Theory pack.  Everyone will make a different card using the Memories & More.

Last but not least is our August calendar card using the glasses from Pocketful of Sunshine.  The background is made using a stamp from Lovely Inside and Out.  The letters I used on this are all retired.  Notice the shiny lenses of the glasses??  I applied some glue from the Fine Tip Glue for the shine!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Color Theory Memories & More

I want to bring your attention to a product in the catalog that you might have skipped over if you are not a scrapbooker but just a card maker.  It is the Memories and More suite on pages 190 - 193.  I have the Color Theory Card Pack (pg 193) and love all the things I can do with it.  The artist-designed, coordinating Memories and More card packs, with their included stickers and printed acetate sheets, make it easy to create more great projects with fewer supplies and less time.

Here are a few cards using some of the Color Theory Card Pack.


For this card, I stamped the seat of the chair with Versamark (stamp set - Colorful Seasons) onto some of the card patterns and embossed them with Clear Powder before cutting each one out.  They were adhered to the wooden chair that I stamped directly onto the Old Olive Color Theory DSP (pg 187).  The sentiment was also stamped with Early Espresso ink directly on the DSP.  I used my Blender Pen and a little Sahara Sand ink to make shadows under each chair.  This was so easy to make!


This card is one we made at Stampin' Up On Stage.  The flower was cut from one of the Memory Cards.  I stamped the flowers and sentiment onto the Old Olive card with Old Olive ink and onto the Island Indigo card with Island Indigo ink.  Another easy card to make.  The ribbon is the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.  


This card is one that my downline, Debbie, made for one of the Quarterly swaps.  Some of the leaves are already stamped onto the card and she added a few more that she die cut with the Seasonal Layers thinlits


Here is my Color Theory Pack.  It includes 72 total double-sided cards (52 3"x4" cards, 20 4"x6" cards, cardstock sticker sheets, printed acetate cards - 1 4"x6" and 3 each 3"x4").

Here are some other ideas for these cards:


Memories and More - New Product Line

The 3"x4" cards make quick and stylish note cards.  Write a note on one side and put it on someone's desk or in a lunchbox!

Memories and More - New Product Line

Stamp a greeting on a 3"x 4" card.  Layer the stamped card and a patterned card on a pre-cut, scored note card.  Write a note and place it into a coordinating envelope to mail or hand deliver.

Memories and More - New Product Line

Cut a card base in a coordinating color.  Cut a 4"x6" card to 4"x5 1/4".  Layer a printed acetate card onto a 3"x4" patterned card.  Add ribbons or embellishments for a finished project!

Memories and More - New Product Line

Create an album by adding coordinating patterned cards, journaling cards, and photos in pocket pages.  The catalog will give you inspiring examples of ideas using these Memories and More cards (pg 190-193).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

June Stamp Club

Last month in Stamp Club, I had the gals do two pretty labor intensive cards but I think they really like them.

First we did a waterfall card.  These were real popular when I first got involved with Stampin' Up.  At the spring Quarterly, we made one of these cards and I decided that my gals would love making one. I gave them 3 choices.  Surprisingly, the flower one was the most popular!  You can find instructions to make these cards on Splitcoast Stampers.

Garden In Bloom

Sprinkles of Life

This Little Piggy
Next we made a card using a window sheet.  I used the retired DSP for the background.


This is the inside of the card.


Instructions:

After creasing the vanilla card at 4 1/4", put it in the trimmer and remove a 1/2" piece, then remove an additional 1-1/4" piece. The 1-1/4' space will form the window and the 1/2" piece will adhere to the window sheet to create the full sized card.

 Add strips of Post-it-Notes to mask off an area for sponging.

Sponge the background LIGHTLY w/Soft Sky & a little Crumb Cake on the bottom.

Stamp the seaweed with Crumb Cake.

Adhere Window Sheet to card, lining up the right edge with the card.

Adhere ½” strip to the backside of the Window Sheet – again matching up the right edges.

Adhere DSP to left side of the card front (covering up the area you taped the Window Sheet onto the card front. Best adhesive for this is the green Tombow Glue so you will have wiggle room to get everything in order.

Adhere ½” strip of DSP to front of card on right side.

Stamp fish on scrap paper, cut out and adhere to card front.

Stamp fish “bubbles” on inside to match the fish

Our next card was much easier!  I used Seaside Shore to make this card.  I again used the retired By the Shore DSP.  Everyone had different strips do the finished cards were all different.


This was our calendar for July using the wonderful Colorful Seasons.


If you live in the Lake Norman area and would like to join my Stamp Club, we meet on the 3rd Tuesday and Thursday (your choice) at 1:00.  Let me know and I will set a place for you!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Swaps to Share #1

I recently attended the Quarterly get-together of the NC Demo group.  We always have so much fun! I missed attending the event with my sister, Marianne, but had another good friend along, Debbie.  It's so fun stamping with a room full of friends who all love stamping just like I do.  It is always good to get together with old friends and make new ones.  This time the hostesses made the Quarterly "old school."  We had assigned seat so we could make new friends; re-visited some projects that I haven't done in years; had snacks that we used to eat as kids - Double Bubble, Mary Janes, chocolate candies, etc.  I thought I'd share some of the swaps I received.  These swaps are based on a sketch that we were given to follow.  It's interesting how different they all are.



My swap was this one.  I embossed the daisy (Daisy Delight) with white embossing powder on the turquoise strip and stamped the daisy in turquoise ink on the white panel.  The circle with HUGS is a new framelit and it and the ribbon are Berry Burst (a new in color.)



This card is by Debra Byrd.  She used the Eastern Medallion dies and a new hostess set, Tranquil Tulips.


There was no name on this card so I can't give credit.  She used the new Daisy Delight set along with the gorgeous Delightful Daisy DSP.  (You know, I have this paper but can't bring myself to cut into it!)


Again, no name.  She used Touches of Texture stamp set and Falling in Love DSP (which is retiring.)  It is a gorgeous card!


This card was made by my sister, Marianne.  She used Colorful Seasons stamp set and the new Color Theory DSP pack.  I love this stamp set!!!