Watercoloring

How To Card Fold with Seasonal Chums

One of the cutest stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog is the Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits.

I used the pumpkin stamp as a single image instead of a tag, which is what the stamp was designed to be. Check the images in the set, below, listed after this post. You will see what I mean.

For this special fold, I cut a 4 1/4" x 11 " piece of wisteria wonder cardstock. Then I cut a 2 3/4" in piece off of the front flap of the card. The basic black square is 1 3/4", the so saffron is 1 1/2" and the lemon lime twist is 1 1/4".

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I stamped the pumpkin in basic black archival ink and colored it in with the wink of stella clear brush dipped in the lids of the inkpads. The inks I used were pumpkin pie, tangerine tango and garden green.

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Using the wink of stella brush is like using a blender pen, only its shimmery!

Here's an inside view:

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Here's an inside view.

I also used the new Quilt Top embossing folder for the background on the lemon lime twist cardstock as well as the new Black Rhinestone Jewels and the Painted Autumn designer series paper. The bats, web and pumpkin were all die cut with the Seasonal Tag framelits of course.

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That's another cute pumpkin card and unique, fun fold to add to your idea box!

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#1 Stampers Meeting, Make n Takes & Team Swaps

One of my favorite things about my Stampin Up business is getting together and stamping with friends, especially my downline team members. We share business tips, stamping ideas, swaps and also have yummy snacks and fun door prizes during our get togethers.

This month Teresa Fisher shared a make n take project with us using the Magical Mermaid stamp set. Her sample was gorgeous. Unfortunately I messed mine up and ended up coming home and having to re-do my card. However, I did use the same colors and cardstocks of Teresas and I loved the colors she chose. Bermuda bay, berry burst and tempting turquoise. The colors really look magical together.

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 It was Teresas idea to color the ends of the hair in bermuda bay. How cool is that? I love it!

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This is a photo of some of my team from the meeting that night. I remembered to get a photo after most of the girls had already left. Next time, I will have to tie a string around my finger or something, so I remember to get photos early. By the way, that's cute little Teresa to the left of me, in the white sweater.

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I also wanted to take time to share of few of the amazing swaps that the girls created. The theme was fall cards and the girls did a fabulous job as usual.

Card made by: Tonya Beatty

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Card made by: Kayla Cole

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Card made by: Jamie Bartley

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Card made by: Alyssa Trunzo

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Card made by: Mary Ann Hazlett

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Card made by: Lori Wiest

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I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous cards. Here's one more photo from the meeting... Alyssa and I hamming it up.

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Of course I had to bring them all gifts from Thailand too!

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Quick and Cute Piggy

I've got another cute little piggy card to share with you today. Its very simple but very sweet.

I used watercolor paper and aqua painters to watercolor the little pig. Its as simple as squeezing the lids of the inkpads, into the pad itself and picking up the deposited bit of ink on the inside of the lid with the aqua painter and coloring the image. I used the new "in color", powder pink, as well as flirty flamingo and a bit of pear pizazz for the grass.

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How do you like the new "Oh My Stars" emboss folder that I used on the whisper white background? Pretty cool, huh?

I cut the scallop circle from the crumb cake cardstock with the Layering Circles framlits and also used the crumb cake cardstock for the card base.

I finished the card with the new powder pink finely woven ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

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On the inside, I used the verse "Says Thanks!" I'm just loving This Little Piggy and I think you will too!

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This Little Piggy- Cute, New Catalog stamp set

I want to share another piggy card- just because I love it so much! The set is called "This Little Piggy" and its so super cute. I don't know how anyone could not love this little bugger.

I love the happy skip that this little piggy has. Isn't she cute?

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This is a very pretty in pink, piggy card. Say that 3 times fast! I used the Sparkle emboss folder for the melon mambo strip down the middle and framed it in basic black cardstock, along with the pink pirouette for the card base.

I also used shimmery white cardstock to stamp the pig on, because it holds up to watercoloring really well. The Stitched Shapes framelits was used to cut out the square.

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Such a happy card, perfect for a "happy mail" day.

Hope you are having a happy day too.

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It's Here!! The New Stampin' Up! Catalog debuts today!

It's such an exciting day in the stampin' world today. The release of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

Ordering starts at 2:00 PM EST today. So get your wish lists ready! I've got mine ready to go and I cannot wait to get more of the new stamps and amazing accessories in my hands.

In honor of the new catalog release, I have a special creative card to share with you today. The stamp set that I used is called "Crafting Forever."

This is the perfect set for me, and all of you stampers and crafters out there as well. I made this card using the Dutch Door Fold. If you missed the video on this fold, last month, I will attach it again, at the end of this post.

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I received this stamp set at the On Stage Event in April. All Stampin' Up! Leaders received this as a special gift. I actually made this card way back in April, so I'm very excited to share it today.

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I used watercolor paper and stamped the image in basic black archival ink. I colored it in with an aqua painter and squeezed the lids of the inkpads into the actual pad and used the ink that was deposited in the lid to color with. Check out the new Glitter Dots- they are gorgeous!

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The designer series paper is from the "Birthday Memories" 12 x 12 pack.

I think my new favorite "in color" is the Lemon Lime Twist, which I used here for the card, scallop oval and the color of the pot.

Here's a view of the Dutch Door Fold.

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And the inside...gotta love that sentiment :)

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As I mentioned, the video for this fold is attached below.

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 I hope you enjoyed this new crafty stamp set. Be sure to check out the video below to learn this cool and unique card fold.

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Sharing a Card and a Technique Video + Last Chance for Retired Products

I was given a beautiful card at the On Stage event in April. It was from a demonstrator who had watched my video on the Aqua Wash technique. Megan Herst had made her swap cards for the event using the aqua wash technique from my video and wanted to share her card with me. I will post the video below for those of you who may have missed it.

I was so pleasantly surprised by her thoughtfulness and her beautiful card. Here's is Megan's awesome card using the aqua wash technique.

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Megan also used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies as I did in my video. I love how Megan added a splash of gold embossing to match her gold foil dragonflies.

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For those of you who may have missed my video on the aqua wash technique, I will post it below. Scroll down past the product list and click to view.

Thanks again to Megan for thinking of me and presenting me with this fabulous, glimmery card.

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