Monday, May 25, 2015

Cheerful Critter birthday Bokeh card

My first try at the bokeh technique and I am very happy with how it turned out!  So fun.  It did take a bit of time to get the background just how I wanted it, but I think it looks great.  I used the Cheerful Critters stamp set.  My friend calls it the I like your face stamp set as it has that sentiment within it.  It will not be available after June 2 so if you love it like I do, you should grab it before it's gone.  There are loads of sentiments that can fit on those little signs. The balloon stamp came from the May Paper Pumpkin kit.  Happy Birthday is stamped from a set called Crazy About You.  It is a very versatile set and allows you to put different words together for multiple  sentiments.  Balloon colors are watermelon wonder, cucumber crush and wild wasabi.  The bear's shirt is colored with Stampin' write markers in cucumber crush, wild wasabi and delightful Dijon.

 Here is a photo of the bokeh background itself.  I used cucumber crush, wild wasabi and mint macaron as my three background colors.  Then whisper white craft ink was put on with a sponge dauber and a circle template I made out of cardstock vellum and circle punches in various sizes.

The inside sentiment was stamped with a stamp from Lovely Amazing You.  It won't be around much longer and you should pick it up while you can.  The cardstock base is watermelon wonder cut at        5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Amazing you small gift bag

This cute little gift bag is made from retired DSP sized 4" x 10" and features the new Stampin Up! gift bag punch board.  It turned out so cute!  The gift tag is punched using the note tag punch.  The sentiment is from the set Lovely Amazing You and is a photopolymer stamp.  I used the flower from itty bitty accents punch pack and the petite petal punch with a candy dot in the middle. The colors are chocolate chip and crushed curry.  The butterfly is from Kinda Eclectic and punched with the elegant butterfly punch.  I love coordinating products.  Creativity is so much less work that way.  Don't you agree?

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kinda Eclectic get well wishes

I started this project with a card base from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  I then added Washi tape from the sneak peak cherry on top pack.  The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.  Butterflies are from Kinda Eclectic and punch with the butterfly punches in the Stampin' Up catalog.  The patterned circle paper comes from the new designer series paper stack in neutrals which will be available to order on June 2.  I punched the leaves from the bird builder punch out of cucumber crush, a new 2015-17 in color.  The banners were punched out with the new triple banner punch. It makes perfect layers!  I loved how easy they were to perfectly match the banner ends.

Colors used are crushed curry, chocolate chip, cucumber crush, crumb cake.  I hope you enjoy my project and are looking forward to seeing all the new product available beginning June 2 as much as I am.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sprinkles of Life coffee card

This card combines a soon to be retired stamp set called Perfect Blend with a sneak peak of several items which will be available on June 2, 2015.  It features the newest Ronald McDonald House charity (RMHC) set called Sprinkles of Life.  A portion of each stamp set sold is donated to the RMHC.  What a cute set and it benefits others!  I love how Stampin' Up makes it so easy to help others.  I also used the new Cherry on Top DSP paper stack (now 6x6 size) along with the coordinating Cherry on Top washi tape.  The cupcake frosting is punched out with the new tree builder punch which is made to coordinate with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  Wahoo! I love coordinating products.  It makes creating so much easier and it's one of my favorite things about Stampin' Up products.

 The gift card envelope is made with our new envelope paper which is the perfect weight to make envelopes. Here you see the paper in the 2015-17 in color watermelon wonder.

I love how this card turned out.  My card base is a standard A2 size in Bermuda bay.  Other colors featured on the card are watermelon wonder, tip top taupe,crushed curry.  The cup sleeve utilizes a second generation watermelon wonder with a stamp from the new You've Got This set (also a sneak peek).  A matching envelope and my project is finished!  

Crazy about You Mother's Day card

i made this card for a make and take for my April demonstrator meeting.  It can easily be switched out for other occasions just by changing the sentiment.  I love how it turned out.  This card was inspired by a fellow demonstrator, unfortunately, I don't remember who.  The main colors are whisper white, basic black, lost lagoon and blackberry bliss.  My mother-in-law was very happy to be the recipient.

For this card I used one stamp set along with it's coordinating thinlet die which can be purchased either separately or in a bundle for a savings of 15%.  The stamp set is crazy about you.  The thinlet dies are called Hello You and have four sentiments.  I added some rhinestones to the center of the flowers for a little bit of sparkle.