Thursday, April 19, 2018

Magical Mermaid Notes...

It's no secret that I LOVE the Myths & Magic Suite in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog!  I mean, serious, there are mermaids, unicorns, wizards, glitter, and more!  It. Is. So. Fabulous!!!!  Well I am kinda squealing over the project I am sharing today....and need to make more of these so each of my girls can have one!  (And boys would love it too!!!  I just only have girls.)  I mean, seriously, look at how cute this is!!!! ...


ColorsBermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Lemon Lime Twist, Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Magical Day
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Clipboard


A glittery mermaid clipboard?!?!  Are you kidding me?!  And this was SOOOOO easy to make!  I just covered a cheap clipboard I bought with some Multipurpose Liquid Glue (green lid bottle) and added some designer paper.  I made a little template of the top with just some scrap cardstock, and then traced that onto my designer paper to get that part right.  Once you have the template...it would be super easy to just keep making them! 


This would also be fun to make with the wizard paper, unicorns, anything!  Look at that fun sparkle!!!  I am seriously obsessed.  Hee.


And this ribbon...can we swoon 😍😍😍 over this together for a minute?!  I. Just. Love. This. Lucious. Ribbon!  Even more stunning in person!

I hope you enjoy this project!  Please let me know if  you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Life Is Beautiful...With Shimmery Embossing Paste:

I have another Embossing Paste card to show you.  And I LOVE THIS CARD!  I'm not sure if that's ok to say or not, but it's one that I just look at and smile...it makes me happy.  I may just even frame it and put it up in my room.  😀  Should I?! 



ColorsBermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White Thick, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Stamps: Colorful Seasons, Banners For You
Tools: Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits
Accessories: Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Linen Thread, Brights Enamel Shapes


That large medallion in the back is the embossing paste.  I mean...seriously...look how amazing this is...


Pictures don't really do it justice.  I even just love this little bundle of elements also. 😀

 (***Side note... this stamp set is called "Colorful Seasons."  It is part of one of my very favorite bundles in the Annual Catalog.  Although the stamp set and coordinating framelits will be in the NEW catalog that is launching in June...it won't be available in the discounted bundle pricing.  So get it now if you want it to save yourself some cash!


I am for sure going to be making more of these.  😍  But...you know I love it...what do YOU think?!  Would love to hear!  Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tutti Frutti Narrow Note Set...April Club Project:

I have to be honest...I LOVE LOVE this month's project that we made for club.  Oh my heavens. 💖💖💖  If you don't have the "Lots to Love Box" framelits...my advice is to get it before it's gone.  It is retiring, but the Narrow Note Cards are not.  And it is the perfect box to add a set of these cards to.  SOOOOOO...get it while you can so you can make this project...



Colors: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, Whisper White Narrow Notecards & Envelopes
Stamps: Fruit Basket, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Waterfront
Tools: Big Shot, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Metallics Enamel Shapes, Calypso Coral 1/4" Ombre Ribbon

I mean, really, who wouldn't want this cute box set of note cards?!  I know I want to make like 20 of them just for myself!  😂  Here is the cute box...that again...you need to get these framelits before they retire!  This box is actually fun for so much more than just the cards also!  (Although...my opinion...just to make the box for the cards is enough!  Haha.)  But look how cute...




I LOVE this Fruit Basket stamp set.  😍  Total swoon. 

Then check out these cards.  SO QUICK and easy to put together.  Yet the Tutti Frutti Designer Papers make it all so fabulous!


And fun tip!  The 2 1/4" inch circle punch is what we used to add that fun pop to the envelopes.  Just punch out a circle and adhere to the top of the envelope...making sure to leave some of the envelope adhesive still able to use.  😍




My heart just gets so giddy to see.  I. Love. It!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Shimmery Paste Love...April Club Card:

Want to see the card I taught my clubbers to make this week?!  It is using one of my absolute fave products in the Occasions Catalog...and you maybe haven't even noticed it yet!!!  It is the Shimmery White Embossing Paste....and IT. IS. FABULOUS.  Check out this card...


ColorsIsland Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
Cardstock/Papers Island Indigo, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Badges & Banners, Banners For You
Tools: Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Best Badge Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Shimmery White Embossing Paste
 
 
Have to admit...pretty much in love.  Haha.  LOVE this Badges and Banners stamp set...with coordinating punch...that is RETIRING!!!  So get it while you can!!!


And LOOK. AT. THAT. Shimmery Embossing Paste...oh man.  It adds such a cool texture and shimmer! 


If you are looking for a fun technique...look no further!  And it's so easy!  You just lay one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks over your cardstock, plop some paste on it with one of the Palette Knifes, scrape off all the excess, and lift up the mask!  Clean the mask and knife and let the paste dry (it's quick!).  So. Much. Fun!!!




So what do you think?!  Try it!  It is so much fun!!!  One last look at this cutie card...


Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, April 13, 2018

TGIF Challenge 155: Sketchy Polka Dots...

I LOVE a good sketch challenge.  So easy to put a card together when you are given a "map" to what to do!  My project today follows the sketch pretty exact...because I loved it so much!!


Colors: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper Pack

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine, Brights Enamel Shapes
Doesn't this card just *SCREAM* party?!  I thought so!  Love the fun and bright colors!!!  And see how closely it matches this weeks sketch:


I LOVE this sketch!  I can't wait to see what you do with it!  Check out the TGIF Challenge blog to play along!!!

Here are some up-close photos of some details of my card...


The dots are just punched out, using the 1 1/4" circle punch, of Lemon Lime Twist Glimmer Paper.  It is part of the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper pack.  😍


I love the peekaboo Bermuda Bay color coming from behind.  And those Enamel Shapes...YUM!!

I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  And head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog to play along!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Easy Sweet Soiree...

I have a quick card to share with you today!  This one is quick & easy...because the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper does all the work for you! 



Colors: Marina Mist, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cake Soiree
Tools: NONE!
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Metallics Enamel Shapes, Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

I have to admit...this paper is super stunning!  Even better in person.  That silver on the paper is all foil-y and lush.  Oh so gorgeous!


Then you just add your sentiment (and you could use this card for any occasion!), and add some ribbons for texture and a few splatters of embellishments!  Love how easy it would be to re-create with anything you have! 


But check out this whole pack of paper...


So stunning!!!  And this whole suite of products that is in the Occasions Catalog...

Pretty fabulous!!!  I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, April 9, 2018

Confetti Celebration Meets Brusho...

Let me just say...the Brusho Crystal Color stuff is SO MUCH FUN TO USE!  And so many fun ways to use it!  For this card, I just used it for a fun background...


Colors: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Shimmery White, Pool Party, Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps: Confetti Celebration
Tools: Big Shot, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Brusho Crystal Color, Iridescent Sequins, Delicate White Doilies
 
This stamp set, Confetti Celebration, was fun to use with this.  Just a few of the balloons, and a greeting, was really all it took and you have a fun birthday card!

Check out this Brusho & the details...



Just a quick post tonight, but I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tutti Frutti Pineapple...

Well HELLO!!!!  Welcome to my blog!  If you've been here before, did you notice my new blog design?!  I am SOOOOOO excited!  I think it looks so fun and fresh!  Hope you enjoy and look around for awhile.  😀  The fabulous Justin @ JKCards designed it for me!  💖

I also have an apology!  I just took my kiddos out of town for Spring Break, and meant to update while I was gone.  But we had too much fun playing at the beach so didn't get anything posted!  But look how cute...



I just couldn't help it!  😀

I do have a fun card for you today!  I CASE'd this idea from the talented Cindy Schuster.  I saw a card she made and fell in love!  So here is my take on it...


Colors: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Fruit Basket

Tools: Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Did you notice those punched out pineapples in the background?! 😍😍😍 Swoon!!!


Isn't this such a fun idea?!  I have more plans for this technique.  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, March 30, 2018

TGIF Challenge 153...Anything Goes With Blooming Basket:

This week's challenge is SUPER fabulous, in my opinion!  It's an "Anything Goes" for us designers-- March Madness challenge!  Then as participators...you choose from any of the designers submissions to be inspired by!  How fun is that?!  Well, I think it's quite fun.  😀

So...Sale-A-Bration is winding down.  😱😭 As in, we are in our LAST TWO DAYS!!!  So...I wanted to use the FABULOUS product bundle that is available with this years offerings.  Have you seen the Blooming Basket Bundle?!  Oh man...it has this fabulous stamp set & coordinating fabulous embossing folder.  Love it!  😍  For the challenge this week, I decided to just use a quick layout and make a fun card using this bundle...



Colors: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pink Pirouette

Stamps: Blooming Basket

Tools: Big Shot, Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, & Crumb Cake Blends (light & dark), Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Linen Thread

What do you think?!  This embossing folder is my complete FAVORITE.  It is one of the Dynamic folders, which means it's thicker and gives you a much deeper embossed image.  And is STUNNING!


Isn't it so fabulous?!?!  It really is so beautiful.  And this basket is just so much fun...


Gah!!  Love it!  Let me show you this week's challenge--and CLICK HERE to head to the blog to participate!!!--and then I want to show you the Blooming Basket Bundle products.  So challenge:

https://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/03/tgifc153-bonus-week-march-madness.html

And here you can see the whole stamp set with the basket folder:

Are you swooning yet?!  😀  And since you just have a couple days to get this bundle, I thought I would share a few BONUS projects using this bundle.  These are samples from a video that Stampin' Up! put out using the bundle:


I mean...seriously!!!  LOVE THESE SO MUCH!  💖💖💖 You can watch the whole video and see how they made these here...


Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know how I can help you get the supplies that you need for your papercrafting!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Lavender...

You GUYS!!!  Sale-A-Bration is almost over!  NOOOOOOO!!!  I love this time of the Stampin' Up! year!  Make sure you have all that you need before these items are gone forever.  Today I want to share just some quick gift packaging you can make with the "Lots of Lavender" stamp set (FREE with a qualifying order!!!) and the Striped Treat Bags...



Colors: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Lots of Lavender, Thoughtful Banners
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Binder Clips, Pool Party Baker's Twine
 
Pretty much love this.  And this "Lots of Lavender" set is PERFECT.  Check it out...


You just stamp the detailed image and then "color in" everything with all the coordinating pieces.  It is so much fun and so easy!!!!

And look how beautiful...

 
I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if I can help you get your last-chance orders in. 

Also...Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to JOIN the Stampin' Up! family!!!  You get fun BONUSES in your Starter Kit as a fun gift from Stampin' Up!  Let me know if I can help you with that!  Would LOVE to have you on my team!!!

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Magical Mermaid Notes...

It's no secret that I LOVE the Myths & Magic Suite in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog!  I mean, serious, there are mermaids, ...