Framelits and Thinlits

Happy Mail

Today I received a darling hand stamped card in the mail from my friend, Connie Heisey.

Oh how I love getting happy mail! Connie made this card with the beautiful "Oh So Succulent" stamp set and coordinating framlets... which is retiring, by the way. So, get it while you can!

It has so much dimension and color. I like the way she sponged the edges of the petals. It looks like a real flower!

I just love this soft and subtle colors of this card.

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Here's a close up of all the layers. The framelits in this set are amazing!

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Thanks again to Connie, for my fun surprise in the mail today. I skipped the whole way back from the mailbox!

And... thank you for stopping by!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

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Stamping Technique- Orange Peel with Video

 I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC.  As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.

Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.

I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.

Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.

I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!

I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.

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Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:

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This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.

Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:

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A close up of the strawberries:

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The juicy pear:

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It looks so cool and good enough to eat!

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And a little spray of flowers..

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It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?

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Be sure to check out the video below.

Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

 

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Heat Tool
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Sneak Peek- Stampin' Up! On Stage Event- Richmond, VA

This past weekend, I traveled to Richmond, VA with my bf, Raelene. We attended one of Stampin' Up's regional events for demonstrators only.

I have to say, we had so much fun- as we always do at these amazing training opportunities that Stampin' Up provides for us.

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We received so many gifts! I attended a leaders event on Friday night, called Centre Stage. In addition to a fabulous dinner and guest speaker, we received a couple great gifts. This apron was one of them... If you're local, you'll see me sporting this darling smock very soon. Even though, my bff, Raelene wasn't able to attend, I didn't forget about her... I saved my double chocolate cake just for her!

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Raelene made this adorable gift for me. She's got some mad skills and I love everything she creates. Isn't this darling gift box and post it note pad, gorgeous?

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This is our bags, badges and some of the goodies we received at check in. Oh wait..... what do I spy in this photo? Why its the NEW 2017-2018 "In" Colors! This isn't the best lighting, but these colors are so pretty in person. You are going to love them.

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And.... here's a look at some of the free stuff that we hauled home! Yes, you are seeing some of the new 2017-2018 Stampin Up Catalog products!

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Ta Da! Here's a sneak peek of what's coming in June. Isn't it beautiful?!

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I hope you enjoyed a few sneak peeks from our wonderful trip and Stampin Up On Stage event.

Stay tuned for more coming soon.

Until then....

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

 

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Bonus Card- Cool Treats

This was the Bonus Card at my most recent Card Class last week. Its so colorful and fun, with lots and lots of embellishments.

I'm pretty sure this was everyone's favorite card of the night and almost everyone had to purchase the stamp set and/or all the matching Tasty Treat accessories!

This is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets in the Occasions catalog. I got this card idea and layout from Patty Bennett. She shared it on Instagram and I immediately had to make it!

What do you think? Do you like it as much as we all do? There's a lot going on, like sprinkles and washi and designer paper, but its all so fun and super colorful!

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Here's the inside... To make this fold, I cut a piece of whisper white at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then folded it in half and cut 1" off the front flap of the card. Super easy. The banner is a 2" piece of pool party cardstock and I used the Triple Banner punch to make the "tail."

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Here's a close up of all the details. I love all the special embellishments that coordinate with the Cool Treats stamp set! The detail on the cone as well as the ice cream scoops were made with the coordinating, Frozen Treats dies.

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I hope you enjoyed this fun, colorful, textured, amazingly embellished ice cream card. I thank Patty for the inspiration as well!

I appreciate you stopping by today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

 

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Dragonfly Dreams- from a friend. And Lots of Swaps

I received this beautful Dragonfly Dreams cards from my friend, Elaine Swidzinski. I thought it was so pretty, that I wanted to give Elaine a "shout out." She is such a talented stamper and makes the most beautiful creations, that I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Elaine used the Dragonfly stamp set and coordinating dies, to create this copper foil dragonfly. I love how she embossed the Falling in Love designer paper with the Softly Falling emboss folder. It looks so elegant.

Rhinestone jewels eyes on the dragonfly give it that sparkly touch.

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Thanks Elaine, for making such an exceptional card for me. I love it!

And just for fun, I wanted to add a bunch of swaps that I received from a special swap that I host with fellow members of the Stampin' Up! Advisory Board Alumni. These ladies always "wow" me with their talent!

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I hope you enjoyed these special cards that I have shared today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin and Come back again soon!

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Creative Card Fold : Dutch Door Fold- using the Carousel Birthday set

I have a fun card fold to share with you today. I was visiting my friend Linda Bauwin, in Ohio a few weeks ago and I saw this fun and simple fold she had done on one of her class cards. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Linda always has great card fold ideas and I always love visiting with her to see all of her fun creations.

So, I had create a Dutch Door card fold of my own. I thought the Carousel Birthday stamp set would work perfectly for this card idea.

Plus, I had to create a card for a swap that I host with other demonstrators across the country that have served on the Stampin' Up Advisory Board. These girls are top notch, so I wanted to share something that they could easily use in their own classes and workshops.

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The bottom of the card opens like a "dutch door." How clever is that? I used all the coordinating accessories from the Carousel Birthday suite. The Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper is so perfect for this carnival card. I love how the Layering Oval framlits work together. I used both the smooth edge and scallop edge ovals for this card. There are 15 ovals in the set, so there are lots to choose from!

Here's what it looks like on the inside.

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I think it came together really well. I love all the fun colors in this suite.

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If you'd like to learn how to create this Carousel Birthday card, I have a video posted below with all the instructions and details for you.

Here's a few more samples... same card, different patterns from the Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper.

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And the big bunch of swaps...

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Its such an easy and cool card fold. I hope you'll give it a try!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Big Shot
$110.00