Thursday, February 22, 2018

Berry Happy Birthday

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Wasn't yesterday's berry basket just the cutest thing? Well, how about a card to go along with it? Today's card is inspired by another card I saw at Stampin' Up's OnStage event and it was too cute not to make one of my own. And it's so easy to do with Stampin' Up's cute-as-a-button Tutti-Frutti Suite of products!

I cut two 4-1/4" by 1-3/4" pieces of the berries pattern piece of the Tutti-Frutt 6"x6" Designer Series Paper Stack. I cut two 4-1/4" by 1/2" strips of the Lemon Lime Twist grid-pattern piece of Tutti-Frutti DSP. I adhered the Lemon Lime Twist strips to the berry strips and then adhered one piece to the top of a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base and one piece to the bottom. I stamped the sentiment from the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set in Night of Navy Ink onto the card base, just above the bottom strip of DSP.

Next, I stamped seven strawberries from the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set onto a Whisper White Card Stock strip. The berries are stamped in Real Red Ink and the stems are stamped in Emerald Envy Ink. I punched the strawberries out with the matching strawberry punch from the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.

I stamped the outline of the bowl in Night of Navy Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and then filled it in with Lemon Lime Twist Ink using the "filler" stamp. I fussy cut the bowl with my Paper Snips. I used three Stampin' Dimensionals along the bottom of the bowl to adhere it to the card, leaving the top open. I adhered three of the strawberries to the card with Glue Dots, tucking each one into the bowl. I adhered three more strawberries with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, tucking them into the bowl as I went along. I adhered the final strawberry to the outside of the bowl with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional. I tied a knot in the center of a 3" piece of 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and adhered it to the bowl with a Glue Dot.

We'll be making this card at my birthday card stamp-a-stack in March. If you're local to me, let me know if you'd like to come and I'll send you details. If you're a long-distance customer, contact me and we can work out getting you all the fabulous products to make this card--and you might even earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration set, too!


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Basket of Berries

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   One of the funnest (is that a word?) suites in the Occasions catalog is the Tutti-Frutti Suite. I love everything about it--particularly the bold, bright colors! Today's project is one that I CASEd almost in its entirety from one of the displays at the OnStage Live event. It was too cute to pass up!

I started by making a crate out of a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper using the Wood Crate Framelits. I loved that DSP and the framelits as soon as I saw them and I'm always looking for fun ways to use them.

Next, I made a tag to tie onto a cello bag full of red candies. I stamped six strawberries from the "Fruit Basket" stamp set onto a scrap strip of Whisper White Card Stock. The fruit is Real Red Ink and the stems are Emerald Envy Ink. I punched these out with the matching strawberry punch from the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack. Ah-dorbs!!

Then I stamped the fruit bowl outline in Early Espresso Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and filled it in with the "filler" stamp in Crumb Cake Ink. I fussy cut the fruit bowl with my Paper Snips.

I cut a Whisper White Circle with one of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits and cut a Lemon Lime Twist scallop circle with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I stamped the sentiment from the "Fruit Basket" stamp set in Real Red onto the stitched circle.

I used three Stampin' Dimensionals, placed near the bottom, to adhere the bowl to the Whisper White circle. I used Glue Dots to adhere three of the strawberries directly to the circle and then used Mini Dimensionals to adhere the remaining three strawberries. I tucked each of the strawberries into the bowl as I went.

I then punched a 2" strip of the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch at the top and with the Banner Triple Punch at the bottom. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the circle piece to the tag. I tied the tag onto the bag of candy with a length of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon. Isn't this just the cutest thing??!!

Come back tomorrow for a super-duper cute card using this same set and DSP!!!


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

One For The Guys

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I'm in the midst of designing birthday cards for my upcoming stamp-a-stack. I promised I would do one card specifically for the men. What better suite to use than the True Gentleman Suite?! I love the colors and whimsical patterns in the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and I love the hexagonal sentiments in the "Truly Tailored" stamp set. Today's card is a prototype--it's not the exact card we'll be making during the stamp-a-stack. I've got some additional supplies on order for that!!
This card is super easy to make because the DSP does most of the work for you! I started with a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Crumb Cake Card Stock mat. I adhered a 3-3/4" by 2" piece of the True Gentlemen DSP to the top of the mat and a 3-3/4" by 3" piece of the same DSP to the bottom. I also adhered 3-3/4" by 1/2" strip of the same DSP where the two large DSP pieces meet. Then I adhered everything to a Very Vanilla Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped one of the sentiments from the "Truly Tailored" stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink onto a Very Vanilla scrap. I punched this out with the Tailored Tag punch--just to eliminate extra card stock before I trimmed this piece with my Paper Snips. I punched a Chocolate Chip Card Stock scrap with the Tailored Tag Punch and adhered the Very Vanilla piece on top. I added four Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of this piece, wound a length of Linen Thread around my fingers, and stuck the thread to the back side of the tag before adhering everything to the card.
This card looks sharp!! It's perfect for the man in your life!

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Wishes

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #FF001   I found a new challenge to play in--not only is the challenge new to me, but it's just plain NEW! It's called the Festive Friday challenge and I think it's going to be fun to play along. I can't believe I'm getting in on the ground the very last minute. So I have to type fast!!

The challenge for this fortnight is either Valentine's Day or sequins or both! Since Valentine's Day is over and I'm onto other things, I'm just doing sequins. I'm using the Sale-a-Bration "Happy Wishes" stamp set that I haven't used very often.

I started by stamping the floral "happy" from this set in Berry Burst Ink onto the top of a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel. I added "birthday" just below, also in Berry Burst. I adhered a 3-3/4" by 2" piece of Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper to the bottom of this panel. I wrapped a length of Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the panel before adhering it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Bermuda Bay Card Stock mat. Then I adhered everything to a Berry Burst Card Stock card base.

For a little bit of fun--and to play along in the challenge--I added some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins to finish the card.

This card is super quick and easy. You could make a stack of these in no time!!

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