Cards- Thinking of You

How about a Wedding Card with the First Frost Bundle...

Taking a break from Christmas Cards for a little bit and designing a pretty wedding card- (or anniversary, shower or birthday) instead.

I used the First Frost stamp set and thinlets. I love the colors on this card. So soft and pretty however, the colors somehow look like it could still be a wintery December wedding card.

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I used soft seafoam, granny apple green, mossy meadow, lovely lipstick, powder pink and flirty flamingo inks and cardstock colors.

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The "Subtle Emboss Folder" gives the background a beautiful linen look.

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Don't forget the inside...

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A few Basic Sequins and Pearl Jewels and the card is ready to give to that special couple!

I hope you enjoyed a little break from all the Christmas themed cards for a minute. :)

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Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set in Pastel Colors

I was playing around with my Country Home stamp set and decided to try some softer pastels colors to create a card today.

I used my Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color the image. I'll list the colors below under "product list."

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The Tin Tile emboss folder was used for the background. I used soft seafoam cardstock and a soft seafoam ink pad to swipe across the embossed image. I wanted it kind of splotchy.

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Here's a close up. I added pearls and sequins for a bit of shimmer, as well as the Chicken Wire element behind the main image.

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Here's a peek at the inside.

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I love the ease of coloring with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers. It makes creating so much fun.

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If you haven't decided on this set yet, I say, YES! Take the plunge and get those markers out and start coloring.

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Country Home in Blueberry and Mango- yum!

So, I thought I would step out of the box a little with some fresh vibrant colors using the Country Home stamp set. As you know this is my favorite fall set in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. I'm addicted to this set and don't want to put it down!

For this lovely card I used mango melody , blueberry bushel, blackberry bliss and whisper white cardstock. I guess I used a little scrap of old olive cardstock for the little tag, as well.

I love how these colors compliment each other.

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For the background I used the new Buffalo Check background stamp inked in blueberry bushel and stamped onto blueberry bushel cardstock. I love the country look of the Buffalo Check stamp- it reminds me of a cozy flannel shirt.

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Of course I had to use my Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color it in. I love how the markers glide like butta! They blend so beautifully. I used crumb cake, mango melody, night of navy, old olive and blackberry bliss markers. Always use a memento black ink pad to stamp your image when using the alcohol markers so they don't bleed.

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The smaller strip of mango melody cardstock was emobossed with the new Tin Tile emboss folder. Perfect match for this stamp set! A few Galvanized buttons were attached with glue dots and I also threaded them with our rustic linen thread.

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Don't forget to stamp the inside... don't you just love the vibrancy of the blueberry bushel ink? So gorgeous!

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The shiny silver piece is the new Chicken Wire embellishment sheets. It adds the perfect touch to this country card and plays off the buttons so nicely.

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If you look close you can see that I shaded the pussy willows with a tiny bit of the crumb cake light marker.

The whisper white cardstock was cut 2 1/4 x 3 inches and I always keep my image straight when I layer angled layers behind. It makes it easier to look at and the angled layers show more color and interest toward the focal point. The blackberry bliss and mango melody cardstock were cut at 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 each.

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The whisper white cardstock was attached over the card with stampin' dimensionals to pop it up a bit.

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So, how do you like these out of the box colors? I love experimenting with colors, there's always a new combination to discover.

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How to Color using Blends with Stampin' Up's Country Home stamp set.

I am having a ball, coloring and creating with the new Country Home stamp set in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog.

I really only bought this set because I didn't have many "fall" stamp sets. It didn't really tickle my fancy, but it was "ok" I thought. Well, let me just say- you never know until you try it! I've already made about 10 different cards with this set.

It is just so easy to make a beautiful card with these fall flowers and rustic pitchers and tins. Plus, by adding the Tin Tile emboss folder, a Galvanized button and the ever popular Stampin' Blends Markers, the outcome can only be, fantastic!

Here's the first card I made. Oh my goodness. I love the fall colors on this one.

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I used old olive, pumpkin pie, basic black and whisper white cardstock. The Tin Tile emboss folder makes the most beautiful backgrounds. It looks perfectly lovely by itself, however, on this card I took the cajun craze ink pad and swiped it across the "tile". I just randomly rubbed the ink pad in several spots. It turned out pretty cool, I think.

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I used the smoky slate Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color the jug. I colored the entire jug with the light smoky slate and then went back and shaded with the dark smoky slate. I tried to leave it lighter on one side of the jug where the natual light would actually hit it.

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For the flowers, I used calypso coral light and dark and dark cajun craze Stampin Blends. Again, I colored them first all over with the light calyspo coral and shaded with the darker- using the cajun craze as the darkest shading.

The artichoke was first colored with light mint macaron and then shaded with light and dark old olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

The ferns are light and dark mint macaron, the cattails are crumb cake light and dark and the berries are blackberry bliss Stampin Blends markers. If you haven't tried Stampin Blends alcohol markers yet, you need to! They are like butter.. they blend and glide like no other marker, they make coloring, effortless.

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I finished it off with some linen thread, the new garden green Bakers Twine and one of our new Galvanized Buttons.

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I used dimesionals behind the basic black cardstock to pop it off the card a bit as well as hold the thread and twine in place.

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I hope you like this card as much as I do! There are more to come, so stop back soon.

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How to - Stampin Up Best Bunny

I have a sweet card to share with you today. Its a super cute bunny card, made with the Best Bunny stamp set and coordinating Bunny Builder Punch.

I stamped the bunny in memento black ink and colored him with Stampin Blends alcohol markers. I colored the bunny before I punched him out. It makes it easier to manage and I don't have to hold little tiny pieces with my big fingers and try to color them.

I used soft subtle colors for both the bunny and the background of the card which is one of my favorite new colors, soft sea foam. The designer paper strip is from the Share What You Love designer paper pack.

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First let me share a tip when punching out the bunny. I wanted to punch the bunny all at once and not in separate parts. To do that, I first used the bunny builder punch and punched out the image on a piece of scrap paper, like so:

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Next, I placed the photopolymer stamps in the punched holes that matched the stamp images- make sure you place the photopolymer stamps with the stamping side facing down. See below- these are the stamps, placed in the punched bunny spaces.

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Lastly, place a clear acrylic block over top of the photopolymer stamps and "pick them up" onto the block. They will now be in the exact position as to how the Bunny Builder punch with "punch" them out. * See photo of Bunny Builder Punch below, in the supply list- you'll see how the layout matches the punch exactly.

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Ok, so back to the Best Bunny card. I used the light crumb cake Stampin Blends alcohol marker to color the entire fur of the bunny. I then shaded with the dark crumb cake marker. I did the same with the petal pink light and dark markers on the belly, cheeks and ears.

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Notice the beautiful embossed background on the soft seafoam cardstock? The background was embossed with the "Subtle" emboss folder. Its so pretty and has a gorgeous "linen" look to it.

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I added a rhinestone jewel and a couple self adhesive Basic Sequins to finish off the sweet bunny card.

I hope you enjoyed the card and the special Bunny Builder Punch "tip".

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Soft Seafoam & Serene Garden

I'm in love with the new soft seafoam ink and cardstock color that Stampin Up introduced last month. Its so soft and pretty and perfect used with the Serene Garden bundle.

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I paired it with some blush blossom flowers and metallic pink ribbon. This bundle is amazing! The framelits include cutting and embossing dies. I've only used the cutting dies for this card, but you can see a sample with the embossing dies, by clicking here.

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The little label is made from one of the dies in the new Stitched Label framelits set. This is the same set that I've made all those little stitched hearts on previous cards that I've posted.

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I used tear tape to hold the ribbon in place which I wrapped around the whisper white cardstock. The pearls are from the Share What You Love pearl pack. They match perfectly with the pinks on this card.

I also used the new Itty Bitty Greetings for the verse on the front and stamped it in soft sea foam for a tone on tone look.

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Its definitely a soft and "serene" greeting card and perfect for a get well or sympathy card.

Thanks for taking a look.

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