Cards- Wedding

Valentine Cards - Part Two

I've got a few more Valentine cards for you today. As I mentioned yesterday, these cards are from swaps that I participated in with other Stampin' Up demonstrators around the country.

I picked out a few of my favorites to share with you. I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do!

The first card was made by Genieve Ko, from Canada. I love the simple elegance of this card. The silver embossing really makes the greeting stand out against the real red cardstock. See her blog here.

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This gorgeous card was made by one of my team members, Darlene Nanni. I love all the special details that Darlene added to this card, right down to the gold foil arrows. I'm in "love" with this amazing card. Click here to view Darlene's blog.

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This card could not only be a Valentine card, but it also looks like  beautiful wedding card to me. It also kind of reminds me of a tuxedo. Jan McClurg did a great job designing this Valentine.

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The last card that I'll share today was made by me. This was one of my make n take cards that I designed for my team meeting a couple of months ago. I used the Pop of Pink washi tape over a piece of whisper white cardstock and then die cut it with the Sweet and Sassy framelits. I also used the gold foil sheets to cut the circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I love, love, love these framelits. I pretty much use them on everything, lately.

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Well, that's all for my Valentine favorites. I hope you all got some great ideas for making your Valentine cards ..(if you haven't already made them all)

Thanks for stopping by!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

 


More Swan Lake using Watercoloring techniques

I have a couple more Swan Lake cards to show you today. I loved watercoloring this darling stamp set, which is from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

I shared a Swan Lake card the other day, using the watercolor pencils and blender pens, which I did use on one of the cards that I'll show you here.

This card uses the new watercolor pencils from Stampin Up!

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We will do a very similar card at Kim's Card Class this coming week. I can't wait for all of you to use the new stamp set and the awesome watercolor pencils.

I used our tear tape to attach the pool party satin ribbon and silver sequin trim. The dragonflies were stamped in soft sky onto soft sky cardstock and I drew the trails with the Stampin Up journaling pen.

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It looks great from any angle :)

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This card was colored with the aqua painters dipped in ink refills. The splatter was made by splattering the aqua painter over the watercolor paper.

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I added a rhinestone to the middle of the cute Classy Designer button to give it a little sparkle.

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This makes such a darling thank you card for a wedding, or really any occasion.

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Here's a recap of all the Swan Lake cards including the one that I posted last week.

Such a great stamp set. I love creating with the darling images in this sweet stamp set.

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Blender Pens
$10.00

 


Stampin Up: "Swan Lake" simplicity

I have a quick card to share with you today. Its made with the new Swan Lake stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog 2017. I wanted to use watercoloring on this card, because its a great "outline" image to color.

Of course, I had to try out the brand new Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils. The pencils were so easy to use and I blended them out with our blender pens. So simple!

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All I did was stamp the images in basic black archival ink, then I outlined the images with the watercolor pencils. I then used the blender pen to pull the color from where I outlined the image to color in with. When using blender pens, be sure to clean the tip between colors by swiping it on your scratch paper until the tip comes clean.

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The great thing about the new Watercolor Pencils is that they coordinate with our exclusive Stampin Up colors! So, they match our cardstock, inks, ribbons, etc. So awesome!

For the water/sky, I simply scribbled across the cardstock to lay a bit of color down and then blended it out with the blender pens.

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I have more Swan Lake cards to show you- so be sure to stop back!

Until then...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

 

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Blender Pens
$10.00

Sneak Peek- New Stampin Up Occasions Catalog

As promised, I have a sneak peek of some new  2017 Occasions Catalog products. The Catalog goes live on January 4th!

I designed a Valentine card with some new fun stuff! You all know how much I love making Valentines. I guess I just love the hearts and pretties.

For this card I used the new stamp set "Love Sparkles." I stamped the word love in versamark ink and then embossed it with the new "real red" glitter embossing powder.

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I also used the new "Falling Petals" emboss folder. I turned the folder upside down so that it looked like falling hearts instead of falling petals. Take a look at the new "Sending Love" designer paper. Its 48 6x6 sheets of eight double sided designs. So pretty!

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Don't you just love how the red glimmer paper matches the sparkle of the real red glitter embossing powder?

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I made a bunch of these for a demonstrator swap that I participated in.

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Start thinking about what you'll make for Valentine's this year. Its not too far away. There are lots of great ideas and products to choose from in the New Occasions Catalog. You're going to love it!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Wedding Gift Bags- for a "Picture Perfect" day.

I mentioned earlier in the week that I am in Pensacola, Florida for my godson, Zachs wedding. We are having a great time preparing for the big day.

My best friend Tracy is Zachs mom. She wanted to give some of the out of town guests a special gift bag for attending the wedding day.

She decided on a great beach bag design to put the special gifts in, which she ordered from Classic Ink. They design awesome t-shirts, bags and other specialty items. Click here to see the website.

So anyway, Tracy asked me to design a card to slide into the clear front pocket of the gift bag. It had to be "beachy" and in Zach and Emily's wedding colors.

I decided on the starfish image from the "Picture Perfect" stamp set as well as the "Labeler Alphabet" which I used to personalize the bags. The "Watercolor Wash" background stamp gives it that soft splash of color.

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This is Zachs cousin, Tina. She's the gorgeous model that I "hired" for the photo shoot. (She works for cookies)

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Aren't the bags ever so cute? They even have a zipper at the top. Perfect for a beach themed wedding.

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I used one acrylic block to mount the stamps for the date of the wedding. This made it easy for me to stamp without having to line it up each time.

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After Tina's first photo shoot, I thought, why didn't we use our beautiful ocean view as a backdrop the first time? So, I hired her again for another photo shoot. Tina makes the bag look even better and she earned more cookies. 

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Tracy really made the bags special for the wedding guests. She packed them full of water, snacks, soaps, seashell shaped chocolates and personalized items like chap stick, an itineray and maps.

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Here's a bunch of them...

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It was a team effort, packing all these awesome gift bags. There was a few fatalities with punctured water bottles in the process. But its all good now.

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 I know the wedding guests will be blown away when Tracy hands them their special gift bag. Not only will they have a great bag of goodies, but the guests will also be able to remove the card and add it to their scrapbooks to remember the special day.

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Thanks for being a super great and super cute model, Tina. You've definitely earned your extra cookies!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. I'll be posting pics of the bride and groom this weekend. Stay tuned!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

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Stampin Up Thoughful Branches stamp set- Limited time only!

Stampin' Up! has released a special stamp set this month. Its called "Thoughtful Branches" and its only available through August 31st. This set also has a coordinating "Beautiful Branches" thinlit set.

I was able to make 2 cards with this set so far, but there are so many more I'd like to make. This set can be a variety of trees, flowers, and leaves. Its so, so pretty! And it has some wonderful verses in the set as well.

I'm going to share one card with you today.

I used perfect plum and soft sky inks and cardstocks. I also used pear pizazz cardstock for the stem on the flower.

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I used two emboss folders in the backgroud: Seaside and Softly Falling, to give it lots of texture.

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Since we no longer carry crysal effects- I used the fine tip glue pen to add shine and dimension the the flower and leaves. It dries really quick and has pretty much the same results as using crystal effects.

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I also layered 3 diecuts of the flower, so that it popped up a bit from the card. So, there is 2 more layers of soft sky cardstock under the stamped flower.

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I added the greeting and punched it out with circle punches and scattered some pearl jewels around to make it fancy.

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All wrapped up in a silver bow, ready to send off to that special someone.

Don't miss this opportunity to get your very own "Thoughtful Branches" and "Beautiful Branches" thinlits, Bundle. Its only available until August 31st!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Big Shot
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