Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites - Love is Kindness

I recently participated in a card swap with some of my Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration gals and I used one of my FAVORITE stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog called Love is Kindness. This is a single stamp that is so perfect for using our Blendabilities markers. For this card I used the new Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette Blendabilities from the 2015 Occasions Catalog. I am learning to L-O-V-E my Blendabilities!!


You'll notice on the background of the card I am using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder. This is one of my FAVORITE embossing folders and until February 2nd you can get it for only $5.96!! Check out this embossing folder and others on our weekly deals HERE.

Here is an up close view of the Blendabilities in action. I used all three shades of Pink Pirouette and then went over each flower with the Color Lifter. I used the lightest shade of Wild Wasabi for the stems of each tulip and then alternated the shades for the leaves.

I added some dimension to the newspaper wrap around the stems by cutting out an extra (my FAVORITE Paper Snips did the job!) of just the newspaper and then popping it up with a Dimensional. I sporadically placed pearls all over the card for an added affect.

All 13 swaps ready to be mailed! It was a lot of coloring, but I actually enjoyed it!

Stamp Sets
Love is Kindness
Ink
Memento Black Ink, Blendabilities - Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette
Paper
Whisper White, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Stacked With Love Paper Stack
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Wild Wasabi Cotton Twine, Pearl Accents
 Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch

Come on over to the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog for more Friday Favorites!
http://ssinkspiration.blogspot.com/2015/01/friday-favorites.html

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quick & Easy - Big Day

I wanted to share with you a quick and easy card I designed for one of my card nights earlier this month. This card uses one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can get for FREE with a $50 order! It has some cute images that are great for using our Blendabilities to color in.

*Big Day* Stamp Set - FREE with $50 purchase!



Stamped on the inside!

Stamp Sets
Big Day
Ink
Memento Black Ink, Blendabilities - Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay
Paper
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Birthday Bash DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SAB Crushed Curry 1/4" Polyester Ribbon
 Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Circle Framelits, 2-1/2" Circle Punch

Come visit the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog for more quick and easy cards!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Painted Petals Thank You

Today I am sharing some super cute mini 3x3 notecards I created as a thank you for some of my customers! I love the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper and coordinating stamp set called Painted Petals! These are two new products from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.




Stamp Sets
Painted Petals
Ink
Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss
Paper
Whisper White, Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Painted Blooms DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
 Tools
1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weekly Deals - Texture Boutique is 25% off!



Have you checked out this week's WEEKLY DEALS yet? 

Have you not yet bitten the bullet to purchase the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine because it's just a little out of your price range right now? But maybe you want something to help add some pizzazz to your cards? The Texture Boutique is the perfect choice! Quickly add texture to your cards with the Texture Boutique and embossing folders. This week only (January 27-February 2) the Texture Boutique is 25% off regular price (only $22.46)! A small selection of embossing folders are also on sale during this week (including two of my favorites...the large polka dot and lucky stars folder!) Don't miss out! 

This would also be the PERFECT time to browse the Occasions Catalog and create your $50 order to take advantage of a Sale-A-Bration freebie! Simply order online whenever it's convenient for you at heidiboos.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW! Oh, and you might as well check the Clearance Rack while you're there. *wink*

Never hesitate to let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to email me at stuckonstampin{at}gmail{dot}com or leave a comment below.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Happy Birthday Balloon Bash

Today at the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog we are creating cards that would be perfect for all the men in our lives. At my card making event last Wednesday, I designed a card that would work great for a masculine birthday card.

To help me with my design, I used the Freshly Made Sketches card sketch (FMS170)...with a few added embellishments, of course! ;)



Stamp Sets
Celebrate Today, Balloon Bash
Ink
Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral
Paper
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, SAB Calypso Coral 1/4" Polyester Ribbon
 Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stars Framelits, Bitty Star Punch

Saturday, January 24, 2015

December 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit

This past Wednesday night I held my monthly card making night. On the third Wednesday of every month, I invite my customers, friends, and family to my home to come over and create four cards. The last couple of times we have had a packed house of an average of 20 stampers. I love how enthusiastic my regulars are for stamping and I so appreciate the newcomers that are willing to come give stamping a try!

Most of the time I design all of the cards myself specifically for these card nights, but sometimes I will copy a design I have found online because I just love it that much! This month I decided I would use December's Paper Pumpkin Kit for one of the cards we would make. I am a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and because of this I can order any of the past Paper Pumpkin kit REFILLS that are available. These refills do not come with stamps or the ink (that comes with my original box), but they come with everything else! December's kit was one of the refills I could order and I figured this would save me some time in planning a card...plus all the supplies are all ready to go AND I just knew my customers would LOVE these cards!

Each customer had their choice between the three you see below...first come first serve! ;) Which do you think went first? Yep...happy birthday! I decided not to try to think outside the box and kept the design just as the kit calls for (afterall, I purchased this kit to save time!!)




Aren't these adorable?!

Here's just a little information to learn more about Paper Pumpkin if you would like to become a subscriber.

Do you ever wish you could just get a class delivered straight to your door each month? Well, you're in luck...you can!! Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Paper Pumpkin kits are just that! With a Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription a fully designed project kit (cut and ready for you!) arrives at your door in a little red box filled with stamps, ink, and paper – everything you will need (besides the adhesive and scissors) to enjoy a papercrafting oasis for whenever you need a creative pick- me-up. No need to pull out all of your stuff and figure out what to make. It’s all there for you! Each month your kit is a surprise – the anticipation is half the fun! (See Stampin' Up's Pinterest page of the kits that have been offered in the past.)

If you are interested in finding out more about Paper Pumpkin, you can visit HERE to sign up!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Control Freaks Tour - Love

It's Control Freaks time!! I've missed hopping along with this talented group of stampers, so I am excited to be back! If you've already been hopping along then you just came from the talented Patty Bennett's blog. This month the theme is LOVE and it doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day either (although how fitting that we are inspiring you early to create some things for the next holiday!)

I have a few cards to share with you today that showcase the You Plus Me stamp set along with the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack. Both of these products are so fun to work with! The paper is to die for and has so many options as the front is colored with Real Red, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe whereas the back of the paper is all black and white. So fun!

Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack

My first card uses a Whisper White card base stamped with one of the "splatter" images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, as well as a heart from the You Plus Me set. I also embossed a piece of Real Red using the new Happy Hearts embossing folder. I added three different patterned strips from the Stacked with Love paper stack to add some more color. The You + Me circle is on top of one of the Starburst Framelits.


Next up uses some of the black and white patterns in the same Stacked with Love paper stack. I love how the arrows coordinate with the image I used. I really like the "you're sweet" image for a Valentine's Day card as you could really give it to anyone you want...it's not too lovey-dovey. ;) Not sure if you can notice but underneath where I punched the confetti hearts, I added some red glimmer paper to peek through. AND if you look really close along with some of the "splatter" from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, I added some tiny hearts to the background as well. These little hearts are one of the images from the You Plus Me set.


My last card uses some of the same products, but also adds in some different patterns of the paper, using both the black and white XOXO and the tiny red hearts! I used the Happy Hearts embossing folder again as the full background and decided to add in some Coastal Cabana color for a fun contrast between the black and white. The large heart comes from the Hearts Framelits and the smaller red glimmer heart is punched with the small heart punch.


http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com/I hope you feel some LOVELY inspiration today as you hop along with the Control Freaks! Next up is the WONDERFUL Wendy. Keep on hopping to see what amazing talent she has to share with us today.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Creation Station Blog Hop - Best Day Ever!





The Creation Station is back! We took a little break for the holidays, but it's time to start inspiring again so we hope you will join us in the hop today as we share with you some new stamp sets coming from both the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.

For today's hop we were able to choose from the following (any or all):
1. One Tags Fit All (Occasions Catalog)
2. Best Day Ever (Sale-A-Bration)
3. Theme: Valentine's Day

I chose to showcase the new Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Best Day Ever. This is a set you can earn FREE with a $50 order. It's a pretty simple set, but it is full of some super fun images...I definitely love the style!


For the first two cards I paired this set with the Best Year Ever DSP also available as a freebie with a $50 order. It's such beautiful paper and many of the prints match perfectly with the stamp set. The colors are beautiful, too!


With this first card I added the "thanks" at the bottom as I felt the sentiment that says "you made my day" would be perfect finished with a thank you. I added some Crushed Curry washi tape (from the Beach House washi tape set). The button and ribbon are also part of Sale-A-Bration freebies. The buttons and ribbon come in coordinating colors to the paper...Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Calypso Coral. They're beautiful!


Stamp Sets
Best Day Ever, Another Thanks
Ink
Calypso Coral
Paper
Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, White Baker's Twine, Coastal Cabana Ribbon & Button (SAB), Beach House Washi Tape, Rhinestone Accents
 Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Circle Framelits, 2-1/2" Circle Punch

This next card is one of my favorites, but it did take some extra work with cutting out the flower-looking images. Oh well...the end product is worth it! The background is stamped with the bokeh background stamp.


This picture shows you the dimension of the flowers. It gives the card a fun effect!

Stamp Sets
Best Day Ever
Ink
Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Paper
Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Soft Suede Candy Dots
Tools
Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Snips

My final project combines the Best Day Ever stamp set along with our Valentine's Day theme. I thought it would be cute to use one of our new tiny treat boxes from the Occasions Catalog. These are stinkin' adorable!! They are only a 2" square, but oh. my. word. The cuteness! I am going to see if I can talk my daughter into doing something with these for her class valentines this year! This sample is super simple, but with such a petite box, it can be simple...and that's OK! I added some paper from the Stacked with Love Paper Stack to each square panel (measuring 1-14/16")


Here is a more up close view of the front. I added a couple extra mini red glimmer hearts and some red candy dots just to dress it up a bit.

Stamp Sets
Best Day Ever
Ink
Real Red
Paper
Whisper White, Real Red, Stacked with Love Paper Stack, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Real Red Candy Dots, Tiny Treat Boxes
Tools
Two-Step Owl Punch (used for mini hearts), Paper Snips, Banner Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch

Thank you so much for coming by for a visit today! Continue on the hop to visit the talented Jennifer Frost or hop backwards to see what Sara Levin is inspiring us with today. Click on the buttons below to take you where you want to go!



Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Sketch

It's the second Monday of the month which means that the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration has another fun sketch to play with! This sketch below has so many possibilities!!


I decided to go with a different shape than a circle and let a star be the focus. I've added some Sale-A-Bration goodies to my card...the Best Year Ever DSP and Calypso Coral ribbon. I also used a new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Crazy About You along with the new Hello You Thinlits dies (purchase as a bundle and save 15%!) This card would make a nice masculine card...I'm sure he wouldn't mind a little bit of bling. ;)


Stamp Sets
Crazy About You
Ink
Calypso Coral
Paper
Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Best Year Ever DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Rhinestone Accents, SAB Calypso Coral Ribbon
 Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bitty Banner Framelits, Star Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Itty Bitty Star Punch

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SSINK Blog Hop - 2015 Occasions Catalog

It's a new year and with it comes a brand new Stampin' Up! catalog we get to share with you! Some of the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration gals are blog hopping today and showcasing some of the many amazing products from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 7 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Kim Ryden at Stamping with Kim. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

The first card I have to share with you today was inspired by the sketch at Can You Case It? (CYC #51). I needed a clean and simple design for my card making night on Tuesday...something that could be reproduced easily with a big group of stampers. This sketch was the perfect fit for that!

http://canyoucaseit.com/?p=1154

I used the brand new stamp set called Painted Petals and paired it up with the Painted Blooms DSP. 



Using the Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Markers, the stamped flowers match beautifully with the flowers in the paper. And that sentiment?! I LOVE the cursive style of the word "amazingly". So fun! 
Stamp Sets
Painted Petals
Ink
Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Stampin' Write Markers: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry
Paper
Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Painted Blooms DSP
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents
 Tools
N/A

My next card was inspired by this sketch at Retro Sketches.
http://www.retrosketches.blogspot.com/2015/01/retrosketches-147.html

I wanted to play with the new bundle I purchased from the 2015 Occasions Catalog. You can purchase these two products separately, but when purchased together you can save 15%! The Hello You Thinlits Dies are so fun and the Crazy About You stamp set (available in your choice of wood, clear, or photopolymer) when paired together with the dies can create so many sentiments.


I used the above sketch to create this "hello sunshine" card. The bokeh background is actually part of Sale-A-Bration called Best Year Ever DSP I earned with my $50 purchase. The Coastal Cabana button is also a Sale-A-Bration freebie and comes with two other colors, as well as the coordinating trio of ribbon. So many great choices for Sale-A-Bration!
Stamp Sets
Crazy About You
Ink
Calypso Coral
Paper
Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Accessories
SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, SAB Button, Regal Candy Dots (Crushed Curry)
 Tools
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bitty Banners Framelits, Modern Label Punch, Hello You Thinlits Dies

http://stampindj.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-occasions-catalog-blog-hop.htmlHope you enjoyed a little peak into the Occasions Catalog! Keep hopping along to see some other inspiring cards and projects along the way. Up next is Darcy! Click on the arrow to head her way.



 
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  2. Donna at Organized Chaos
  3. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  4. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  6. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  9. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  10. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  11. Carrie at Carrie Stamps
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