Cards- Graduation

Stampin Up First Frost Wreath

There are so many lovely possibilites with the First Frost stamp set and dies. For this card, I decided to make a wreath as the focal point of my card.

I used night of navy and mint macaron cardstock as well as the Frosted Floral designer paper. This paper has a pearlized shimmer all over. It is stunning. So hard to catch it in a photo, though.


I used the large Stitched Circle Framelit in very vanilla as my "guide" and placed the foliage all around it.

The ink colors are night of navy, blackberry bliss and blushing bride.


I placed a matching pearl, rhinestone or gem in the middle of each flower for a little more sparkle, than tied it with a night of navy gingham ribbon across the bottom.


Such a sweet card for a wedding, graduation, new job or birthday card.

Have you bought this set yet? Its so gorgeous, and the shading of the stamps is perfect- one ink stamping and wow, 2-3 shades in one!

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Stampin Up Rooted in Nature bundle

This is one of the best stamp set bundles in the entire catalog, in my opinion. The Rooted in Nature bundle is absolutely beautiful and can be used to create cards for any occasion at all. Its also perfect for creating cards for the special men in your life.

We created this monochromatic card at my team meeting earlier this month. Soft suede is the perfect color for this greeting card, because it lends itself to the colors of nature.

The card is the basic 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" card. The tree and leave cardstock pieces are 3 x 2 and 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 respectively.


The designer series paper is the new Natures Poem that coordinates perfectly with this suite. You'll notice that I embossed the leaves on this card. I did that with the framelits from the Natures Roots coordinating dies. I used the new Big Shot Embossing mats to create this look.


I had to use the beautiful Leaves Trinkets that are part of this suite because they are shiny and add the perfect accent to this greeting card. I attached the leaf with a glue dot. The Natures Twine looks so rustic rolled up under the 1" circle punch. Both were attached with dimensionals.


This set is a classic and was actually designed to coordinate with the ever popular Lovely As A Tree samp set that has been in the catalog for as long as I've been a demonstrator. Thats over 20 years!

Hope you loved this soft suede monochromatic beauty.

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Layering Alphabet in "Pinks"- Yay!

Pink is my absolute most favorite color, so I wanted to design a card made with the Layering Alphabet dies in various shades of pink.

I decided on a birthday card with the word "yay!" I had a lot of fun designing this card. It not only uses my favorite color, but it also has ribbons and sparkle too!


The colors that I used on this card are lovely lipstick, melon mambo, flirty flamingo and petal pink, inks and cardstock. I also used basic black and whisper white cardstocks.

I love how it turned out!


I cut each color of cardstock to a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece and then cut out the letters. I attached it to a basic black card measuring the same. To attach the Iridescent Sequins, I just dotted liquid multi purpose glue in the spots that I wanted to place the sequins. I then placed the sequins on top of the dollop of glue.


The black satin ribbon is tied around the entire card, with a little white bakers twine bow tied on top and attached with a glue dot. I also used the mini black sequin trim to add some extra glimmer to the card.

You'll notice that the word "celebrate" is stamped on a cute little label. I die cut this with one of the dies in the new Stitched Label framelits set. The word, celebrate is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.


And there you have it! Another fabulous greeting card, made with the Lined Alphabet stamp set and Layering Alphabet framelit bundle.

Be sure to check out the Layering Alphabet "how to" video, below.

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Here's to our Dads and Grads! Its that time of year again...

So, as you know, I've been stamping with the Layering Alphabet a lot, lately. I have to admit, I'm totally and completely ADDICTED to it! Once I get it out, I keep thinking of more ideas and simply can't put it down.

I did a demonstration with this set at my last team meeting. The girls were fascinated with this alphabet set. Of course, there is nothing out there quite like it, thats for sure.

I thought it was the perfect set to celebrate dads and grads this month. I love how I can customize any card with the colors and words that I want.


For this card, I used the colors, balmy blue, pacific point and blueberry bushel. I cut the 3 pieces into 3 1/2" squares and then cut the letters out of the squares. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and a strip of designer paper from the new In Color paper pack.


I also used the negative cut out pieces from those same 3 1/2" squares to make this card.


I added some black Faceted Dots and 1/2" strips of Garden Impressions designer paper to frame the word "dad".


I made this "grad" card with my kids highschool colors, which are also my daughters college colors- she went to the University of Pittsburgh.


Once again, I incorporated the In Color designer paper to spell out "grad". Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch are the new In Colors used on this card. The greeting, "congrats"  is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.


Again, I used the leftover pieces to form a second card. Two for one! These are what the cards originally looked like. The one below is the leftover pieces (negatives)


But, I decided to gussy them up a little. For the first card, I stamped the outline of the letters, over top of the cut outs, in blueberry bushel ink. I added balloons that I punched out with the Balloon Bouquet punch.



Here's the second one.. the negative pieces and gussied up as well.



I drew the strings for the balloons with the blueberry bushel Stampin Write marker and the greeting is also from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.


Well, I'm all prepared to celebrate our dads and grads this weekend. How about you?

I've got more Layering Alphabet cards to share, so stop back soon!

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Here's a video from Stampin' Up, showing how to use the Lined Alphabet and Layering Alphabet dies.

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Embossed- Lovely Flower

I've got another card from the Share What You Love Bundle to share with you today. I've used the Lovely Floral emboss folder for the main focal point on this card.

I saw this idea on Pinterest, from Cindy Elam. I thought it was so soft and pretty and really showcased this beautiful Lovely Floral emboss folder.


The twine, tiny clip, tag and self adhesive silver rose embellishments are from the Share What You Love embellishment kit, that's included (for free) in the two of three Share What You Love bundles.

To color the embossed flower, I simply used sponge daubers dipped in the ink pads and rubbed over the image. Rich razzleberry, mint macron, balmy blue and grapefruit groves inks were used.

I spelled my daughters name using the Make A Difference stamp set also included in two of the three bundles. The Make a Difference stamp set has a whopping 143 stamps in it! Its so awesome!!


Don't forget to choose your Share What You Love bundle before the end of May!

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During May ONLY: Purchase the early release, "Share What You Love" Bundle.

*This will not be bundled in the new catalog, nor will it have the FREE items as it does in May.

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There are 3 Bundle options to choose from.

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 These items are included in the "Gotta Have it All" bundle- the Statement of My Heart stamp is also included but not shown. You can see it on the downloadable flyer above. 


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Stampin Up "In The Trees" stamp set with Watercolor Pencils

This is such a cool stamp set. I love that it has a hammock and cute little pennants and  lights to hang from the trees. It even has a tiny squirrel!

This card was very basic. I simply stamped the images in basic black archival ink, and used Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua-Painter to color them in.


I used watercolor paper to stamp and color on. The other cardstocks are soft sky and crumb cake.

For the trees, I just randomly colored the entire top of the tree with the old olive and bermuda bay pencils. I kind of just scribbled the colors in. Then I used the aqua painter to wash over the leaves and blend the colors together.


For the clouds and tree trunk, I outlined the image and washed over it with the aqua painter. The flowers and grass are lightly colored before I used the aqua painter to give them a water colored look.


I love my embellishments, and here you can see that I've added a few Glitter and Clear Epoxy dots.

The sun is from the "Let the Good Times Roll" roller coaster stamp set. I stamped it in daffodil delight and then used the pumpkin pie watercolor pencil to highlight. I washed over it with my aqua painter as well.

Here's a close up of the sun. I needed to add some "shine" so I used the Wink of Stella brush to make it sparkle.


I cut out the clouds and popped them on with mini dimensionals.


I used the Congratulations greeting from the set because I thought it would make a great Gradution card. Especially for a young man. Its a great masculine set as well as any age or gender.

We've never had a stamp set quit like this. I think its pretty awesome. What do you think?

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