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August 2018

Abstract Impressions

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Measurements:  

  • Night of Navy Card Stock: 4-1/4” x 11”             
  • So Saffron Card Stock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5-1/4”; scrap for die cutting
  • Garden Impressions DSP: 3” x 3”
  • Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon: 5” piece & 4” piece            

Instructions:

  1. Score Night of Navy Card Stock at 5-1/2”; fold in half for card base
  2. Emboss So Saffron Card Stock with the Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder
  3. Adhere Garden Impressions DSP to top of So Saffron Card Stock
  4. Use the Big Shot with the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut the circle from the Whisper White Card Stock scrap
  5. Stamp sentiment in center of circle with Night of Navy Ink
  6. Stamp flowers with So Saffron Ink
  7. Stamp leaves with Soft Sea Foam Ink
  8. Adhere circle to center of Garden Impressions DSP square
  9. Wrap 5” piece of Gingham Ribbon around front of So Saffron Card Stock
  10. Tie 4” piece of Gingham Ribbon to attached piece
  11. Adhere So Saffron card front to Night of Navy card base
  12. Stamp Whisper White insert as desired
  13. Adhere inside card

 

 


Floral Frames

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Measurements:  

  • Thick Whisper White: 4 ¼” x 11”,  3 5/8” x 4 7/8” & Scraps for Flowers
  • Daffodil Delight:     3 ¾” x 5”                     

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Circle with leave onto the white mat in Black Memento
  2. Color in leaves and Berries with the Light Old Olive Blend and Dark Calypso Coral Blend for the Berries
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black in the center of the circle image
  4. Stamp one cluster of each flower in Black Memento
  5. Color with Pumpkin, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Blends.
  6. Cut out flowers with the matching framelits
  7. Attach to the image you have stamped on the mat using Dimenstionals
  8. Tie Polka Dot Ribbon around the mat and into a bow on the front of the card.
  9. Attach White stamped mat to Daffodil Mat and add to card base with Dimensionals

 

 


Color Your Season, One More!

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Here's the last one -- at least for now!  Have you purchased your bundle yet?  Well, here's one more card to entice you!

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Measurements:  

  • Gable Green Card Stock:  8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Shimmery White Card Stock: 5 1/4” x 4”, 2” x 2”
  • Vellum Card Stock: 2” x 2”, 4” x 3”                     

Instructions:

  1. Fold 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” of Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack. Set aside.
  3. Stamp the floral image and sentiment onto the large piece of Shimmery White card stock and one flower onto the 2” x 2” piece using Stazon Jet Black ink.
  4. Using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack color the flowers as desired and smooth the design using a Blender Pen.
  5. Fussy Cut the individual flower from Step #3.
  6. Cut a ‘hole’ out of the center of the front of the card using the largest label from the Stitched Seasons Framelits pack and the Big Shot Machine.
  7. From the Vellum Card Stock cut the flower swag and leaf/flower combine using the Big Shot and the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  8. Adhere the large piece of Shimmery White card stock to the card front from the inside the images show through the hole created in step #2.
  9. Adhere the vellum pieces from Step #7 to the card front.
  10. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the fussy cut flower over the vellum pieces.
  11. Adhere randomly 5-7 Twinkle Adhesive-backed Rhinestones as desired.

 


Blended Seasons, Merry Christmas!

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Just a couple more to share with you!!  Here's another Christmas Card using this awesome bundle!!

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Measurements:  

  • Real Red Card Stock: 4-1/4” x 11” and scored 5-1/2”
  • Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, scraps for die cuts
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5-1/4”, 3” x 1”                                
  • Under the Mistletoe DSP: 4” x 5-1/4”, 4” x 1-1/2”               

Instructions:

  1. Cut two pine sprigs from a scrap of Old Olive CS using the Pretty Pines Thinlits.
  2. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink onto the small Whisper White CS.
  3. Glue the Old Olive CS onto the front of the card base.
  4. Glue the larger DSP onto the Old Olive CS layer.
  5. Glue the smaller DSP onto the larger DSP layer.
  6. Glue the sentiment onto the smaller DSP.
  7. Glue the two pine sprigs onto the larger DSP layer, with the ends tucked under the smaller DSP.
  8. Glue the larger Whisper White CS onto the inside of the card base.
  9. Apply 3 red rhinestones to the sentiment piece.
  10. Tie a bow with the ribbon and adhere using Mini Glue Dots.

Color Your Season, Blossoms

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I really think this is an awesome bundle!  And, because it's only available in August (and while supplies last), I want to make sure you see all it can do!!  Here's another fun card, using the blossoms image:

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Measurements   

  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 1/4”; 3” x 1 3/4”
  • Granny Apple Green: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”

Instructions

  1. Fold Granny Apple Green card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Ink flower stamp using StazOn ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer
  3. Color flower image using Stampin’ Blends. Adhere layer to card base.
  4. Ink phrase image using Granny Apple Green and stamp onto Whisper White piece.
  5. Die-cut phrase oval using Big Shot and Layering Ovals framelits.
  6. Attach phrase to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Blended Seasons, Christmas!

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This is such a versatile set!!  You get a little bit of everything!  But, remember, it's "while supplies last", so get it soon!  See all the details HERE.

On to the card!

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Measurements

  • Old Olive: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Real Red: 5 1/4” x 4” Scrap for the frame and 3 bows
  • DSP:  5" x 3 3/4"
  • Whisper White: scrap at least 3” x 5”

Instructions:

    1. Cut shapes from the red and white cardstock with the thinlets.
    2. Stamp the holly and the “Merry Christmas” on to the white die cut shape.
    3. Color the holly in with the watercolor pencils.
    4. Blend with the Blender pens. Make sure to clean the tip of the pen between colors.
    5. Layer the white cardstock onto your card.
    6. Glue 3 bows to the top center of your white piece. This will add dimension to your card and make your bow look “fluffy”.

Blended Season, Fall

Today, I'm featuring a "fall" card using the Color Your Season bundle!  I love anything with leaves!!

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Measurements:   

  • Crumb Cake:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" (base card); 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Merry Merlot:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cajun Craze & So Saffron:  scrap for die cut leaves

Instructions:

  1. Emboss the front panel using the Layered Leaves embossing folder & the Big Shot.
  2. Use the two largest framelits to cut out the frame in Merry Merlot cardstock. Cut one small leaf in Cajun Craze and one in So Saffron using the leaf die.
  3. Stamp leaves on Crumb Cake piece using Memento Black stamp pad. Shade leaves in Autumn colors using the Stampin' Blends and the Color Lifter.  Use the largest frame die to cut the Crumb Cake cardstock that you just colored.
  4. Place the Merry Merlot frame around the leaves using Mini Glue Dots. Add Dimensionals to the back and layer on to the embossed card front.  Add the two small leaves on the right side using Mini Glue Dots.

Color Your Season

 

Color Your Season Limited-Time Release



Color Your Season New Limited-Time Release



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If you asked me to describe the perfect stamp set, I'd tell you that my ideal set would have a variety of images for different seasons, work well for coloring and stamping techniques, and have the most frequently used greetings to match up with the images. Well, it happened, Stampin' Up! just designed what may be the perfect stamp set, and you can get your hands on it now!



Color Your Season Limited-Time Release



The Blended Seasons stamp set, coordinating Framelits, and new colors of Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! The Blended Seasons stamp set and framelits are only available in August and while supplies last.



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You'll want to act quickly, because I expect they will sell out before the end of the month!



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