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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Love is Kindness



The Essence of Love is Kindness
As soon as I saw this sentiment stamp I thought of my sister, Julia. She is the kindest most loving person I know. I knew I needed to make her a set of cards featuring this beautiful sentiment.

Coloring
I used Stampin' Up! Blendabilities to color the flowers. Unfortunately, due to quality issues, the Blendabilities line of products has been discontinued. But no worries...Stampin' Write Markers are an excellent option for coloring.


Stacked With Love
The Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack is not just for Valentines. In fact, I have used it for every type of card except Valentine's Day.  It has classic patterns in  Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe.



While some of the double sided papers have a side perfect for those "lovey dovey" cards, the reverse side is great for any other type of card.

Measurements and Cutting:

Card Base: (See Card Making Basics for a diagram)

  • Start with 8 1/2 x 11" Whisper White cardstock 
  • Cut in half  to make a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 base
  • Score at 4 1/4 and fold in half
Layers:
  • Black Mat (5 1/4" x 4")
  • Black DSP (5" x 3 3/4")
  • Yellow Mat (3" x 4")
  • White Stamped Layer (2 3/4" x 3 3/4")



Stampin' Up! products used for today's project:
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Tuesday Updates

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals (3/10/2015 - 3/16/2015)
Check out the new weekly deals.

All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
ALL ABLOOM DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK
Price$6.95 $5.21
Gold Stampin' Glitter
GOLD STAMPIN' GLITTER
Price$3.95 $2.96
Marina Mist 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
MARINA MIST 1/4" COTTON RIBBON
Price$5.95 $4.46
Old Olive Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
OLD OLIVE BAKER'S TWINE
Price$2.95 $2.21
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
TANGERINE TANGO BAKER'S TWINE
Price$2.95 $2.21
WILDFLOWER MEADOW CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET
Price$13.95 $10.46
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
WILDFLOWER MEADOW TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price$7.95 $5.96


New Photopolymer Stamp Set:
Released Today! Just Kidding is Stampin' Up!'s newest photopolymer stamp set...Don't you love it?

140667   Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set                              $15.95




Blendabilities have been discontinued
Due to quality issues Stampin' Up! Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.



Happy Crafting!
Diana

Just Sayin...Love Ya!


Just Sayin'...
Today's card is "Just Sayin'...Love Ya" with the Stampin' Up Just Sayin' stamp set and coordinating Word Bubble Framelit Dies.

I just love stamp sets that have coordinating dies. It makes cutting things out so effortless...especially when paired with the Big Shot Magnetic Platform to hold everything in place while cutting.

Tips:
  • Use the Magnetic Platform with your Big Shot and Framelit dies to hold everything in place. I didn't think I needed the Magnetic Platform but once I got it...WOW. It really does stop the dies and paper from shifting and makes it soooo much easier!
  • Punch out the arrow with the What's Up punch. Then cut it in half at an angle and place it so it appears to be piercing the word bubble...cutting it in half at an angle is the key.

Measurements and Cutting:

Card Base: (See Card Making Basics for a diagram)

  • Start with 8 1/2 x 11" Whisper White cardstock 
  • Cut in half  to make a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 base
  • Score at 4 1/4 and fold in half
Layers:
  • Melon Mambo Mat (5 1/4" x 4")
  • Stacked With Love DSP (5" x 3 3/4")
Stampin' Up! products used for today's project:
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Monday, March 9, 2015

Friends Become Our Chosen Family


Friends Become Our Chosen Family
This sentiment couldn't more true.  Living across the country from my "real" family, my friends have truly become my family.

Painted Petals Stamp Set
This is definitely a must have! It has great sentiments, a ton of blooms, petals and stems, and some additional design elements. At $23.95 for the photopolymer set...it's a great value!

The Painted Petal Stamp set is in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and is available in:
  • Wood Mount (rubber stamp on wood block)
  • Clear Mount (rubber stamp used with acrylic block)
  • Photopolymer (clear, translucent used with acrylic block)

My choice is photopolymer for easy alignment and placement of the design elements.

Stampin' Up! products used for today's project:
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Happy Crafting!
Diana