Oh, So Succulent

I have to say I’m disappointed that this Oh, So Succulent stamp set didn’t make it to the new Stampin’ Up! 2017~2018 Annual Catalog.  If you’re looking to pick one up, you have until May 31, 2017 to order one. Hopefully they won’t sell out by then!

CUTTING:

On this card the fold is at the top, so the Dapper Denim cardstock was cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.

The Designer Series Paper layer was cut at 3-3/4″ x 5″.

The Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.

 

STAMPING:

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the cactus flowers and leaves. Color the flowers with markers or colored pencils.

Towards the bottom of the Whisper White layer stamp the sentiment in Dapper Denim Ink.

 

BIG Shot:

Run all the stamped flowers and leaves through the BIG Shot using Succulent Framelits.

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

The blue and white planter was computer generated and printed on a home printer. Once you find a palnter, container or vase you like print it and cut it out.

Layer and adhere the flowers and leaves inside your planter.

Adhere the Designer Series Paper and Whisper White cardstock layer before you adhere the planter.

You have until May 31, 2017 to order this Succulent Bundle Set It won’t be available in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog.

Embrace the day and thanks for stopping by!

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Hey, Chick: Birthday Card

I certainly hope you earned this, “Hey, Chick” Stampin’ Up! stamp set during Sale-A-Bration.  My daughter and son-in-law have six chicks, which are growing in leaps and bounds, so this stamp set is close to my heart. And, believe me my daughter’s chicks are as comical as the images in this stamp set!

CUTTING:

A 7″ x 10″ Card Base was cut from Delightful Dijon, soon to be retired, and scored at 5″.

From Whisper White the following sizes were cut: 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″,  4″ x 6″ and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Out of Real Red cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ and 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

STAMPING:

Ink up the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder with Basic Black Ink and lay the 4″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White in folder and run it through the BIG Shot.

On the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White stamp the chicken, egg and sentiment, “have a happy day!” in Basic Black Ink.

Color in the chick and egg.

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

Adhere and layer everything as shown, wrapping a piece of Baker’s Twine around all of the layers.

Happy to see you. Check back often for more paper crafting projects.

Hugs,

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Stampin’ Up!: 2017 Colors

Here’s a Stampin’ Up! 2017 Color list for you to download. Included are the new 2017-2019 In-Colors. Click on the image once, then click on the smaller image on the new page and print the list from the larger image.

Hope this helps you for referencing the Stampin’ Up! Colors,

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Easter Message

I love this stamp set which depicts the true meaning of Easter in all it’s glory.  The Easter Message is the perfect verse from Matthew!

This card base is Wisteria Wonder that was passed through the BIG Shot with the largest scallop oval die. First the Wisteria Wonder was scored at 4-1/4″ and the ovel die was placed a little over the scored line, so the card would open up like an egg.

Another oval was cut from the next size oval die and on this the cross was stamped on Basic Black Ink. The cross was stamped toward the top of the oval, so the bible verse could be stamped where shown.

Once stamped the cross and cloth was colored in and adhered to the Wisteria Wonder card base.

Using a Paper Piercing Tool, a hole was made in each scallop around the edge of the card.

 

Have a Blessed Easter as you celebrate the true miracle of it all,

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Basket Bunch Easter Card

This Stampin’ Up! set, “Basket Bunch” is adorable!  And, it’s not only for Easter! The basket and flowers can be used for Mother’s Day, Birthdays and anything Spring or Summer. The little basket can be made into a standing basket too. Check back on the “How To” next week.

CUTTING:

A Daffodil Delight Scallop Oval card base was made by Scoring the card stock at 4-1/4″ and running it through the BIG Shot, so the oval die hung over the scored line a bit. 

The next size oval was cut from Pear Pizzazz.

And, the top oval layer was cut from Whisper White.

 

STAMPING:

Various flowers, eggs, bunnies chicks and the basket was stamped on Whisper White, as well as Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.

Once the parts were all stamped and colored, they were passed through the BIG Shot using the coordinating dies in the Basket Builder Framelits.

The grass was cut from the grass framelit using Pear Pizzazz.

 

 

Just sharing another cute card for you to make!

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

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Antonie the Bunny: Easter Card

Another quick post to show you the card I made  for my Grandson Jackson. Today’s share is Antonie the Bunny Card. It’s pretty straight forward. If you love to color than this is the card for you. Please note this isn’t a Stampin’ Up! stamp.

For the card base a 10″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White was cut and scored at 5″

A 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4” piece of Tempting Turquoise was cut for the first layer.

A 4″ x 6″ piece of Smokey Slate was cut for the next layer.

For the top layer a 3-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Whisper White was cut and used for the stamped image.

STAMPING:

On the top layer of Whisper White, Antonie the Bunny was stamped on Basic Black Ink.

Then on a piece of Designer Series Paper the jacket and head band were stamped on Basic Black Ink. 

COLORING:

Colored pencils were used to color in Antonie. Gray was used for his body and turquoise for his knickers. Pink was added to his cheeks and ear highlights.

FINISHING:

Once the coloring was done, the stamped jacket and egg stripe was cut out and adhered as shown. Isn’t he adorable?

 

Thanks for dropping by,

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Kate the Bunny: Easter Card

A quick post to show you the cards I made  for my Granddaughter Adeline and Grandson Jackson. Today’s share is Kate the Bunny and this card was made for Addie. It’s pretty straight forward. If you love to color than this is the card for you. Please note this isn’t a Stampin’ Up! stamp.

For the card base a 10″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White was cut and scored at 5″

A 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4” piece of Melon Mambo was cut for the first layer.

A 4″ x 6″ piece of Smokey Slate was cut for the next layer.

For the top layer a 3-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Whisper White was cut and used for the stamped image.

STAMPING:

On the top layer of Whisper White, Kate the Bunny was stamped on Basic Black Ink.

Then on a piece of Designer Series paper the jacket and head band were stamped on Basic Black Ink. 

COLORING:

Colored pencils were used to color in Kate. Gray was used for her body and pink for her dress, cheeks and ear highlights.

FINISHING:

Once the coloring was done, the stamped jacket and headband was cut out and adhered as shown. Isn’t she adorable?

 

Come back tomorrow to see the Antonie Bunny version. 

Embrace the day!

                                                                                                          

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Stampin’ Up!: Retiring 2016-2017 Products

Be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! retiring items list from the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs, before the sun sets on these items May 31!

These items are going away forever, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to order these retiring products.

Many have discounts of up to 50%!

Retiring items will be available through May 31 or while supplies last.

To see the list, click on the link below:

RETIRED STAMPIN” UP! PRODUCT LIST

If I can help you in any way or answer any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact me.

And, If you would like to receive a Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, you need to EMAIL ME. If you placed an order with me in the last six months, you’ll receive one automatically.

I’m here to keep you informed!

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Celebrate: Beautiful You

Oh, my! Although I fall in love with many of the Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, once in a while one stamp set comes along that I absolutely love even more than average. This Beautiful You stamp set is one of those sets! Celebrating women, friendships, relationships, Mother’s  and Daughters. Just pure joy and freedom. So alive. This stamp set I’ll never tire of nor will I ever get rid of it!

CARDSTOCK & DIMENSIONS:

  • Wisteria Wonder 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/2″
  • Whisper White 5″ x 3-3/4″ and 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
  • Wild Wasbi 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″

On the top layer of Whisper White stamp the dancing lady  from the Beautiful You stamp set in Basic Black Ink. Stamp “Celebrate” in Basic Black below and parallel to her out stretched leg. On a piece od Designer Series Paper. stamp the dancing lady again, then cut out her dress and hat . With Multi-Pupose Glue, adhere the floral dress and hat to the stamped image on the Whisper White layer. You can stamp her on any DSP and have her in all sorts of patterned dresses or you can simply water-color her dress and hat.

Use this color inspiration adn see what you can come up with. And, do yourself a favor and purchase this exciting stamp set celebrating women! You can buy it HERE

Thanks for stopping by.

Embrace the day,

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Happy Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

 

Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” and is celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is the last day of indulging for Catholics before Lent begins. Mardi Gras is the final day of Carnival, a celebration which begins on January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany.


Mardi Gras is observed in cities around the world, but the biggest and most famous Mardi Gras celebration in the United States takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana.  With big celebrations come great foods, such as beignets.  Beignets, in French literally means, “Bump.”  I can’t help but think of Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther Moveies  saying, “Bimp.”  Beignets are fried yeast dough squares, yum, which are then sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. In the U.S., beignets are associated with the city of New Orleans, where they are served at all cafes. These beignets are also the state doughnut of Louisiana. Must be wonderful to live in a state where you have a state doughnut! Here’s the recipe I have and will be serving my gang…

 

New Orleans Sweet Beignets                                                
1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided

1 envelope active dry yeast

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

4 cups flour, plus extra for work surface, divided

1 cup whole milk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 large egg, at room temperature

Peanut or vegetable oil for deep-frying

At least 2 cups powdered sugar for dusting
1. In a small bowl, combine one-fourth cup warm water and 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture. Let sit 5 to 6 minutes; if the yeast is not absorbed, stir lightly until the mixture is creamy.

2. Combine the remaining one-half cup sugar, salt and 3 cups of the flour in a large bowl with a whisk, or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.

3. Combine the milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat over low heat just until the butter is melted.

4. If you are using a standing mixer, swap out the whisk attachment for the dough hook. In a slow, steady stream, mix the milk mixture into the sugar-salt-flour mixture. If mixing by hand, stir with a fork or wooden spoon. Add the egg, the yeast mixture and the remaining 1 cup of flour. Mix until a soft dough forms (you may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula). Cover tightly with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm spot until the dough doubles, 1 to 2 hours.

5. Heat about 3 inches of oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven until the temperature reaches about 370 degrees.

6. Divide the dough into thirds. Working in batches on a floured work surface, knead each piece briefly. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle less than one-fourth-inch thick. Cut the dough into roughly 3-inch squares and gently drop them, 2 or 3 at a time, into the hot oil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown, then flip them over carefully with a slotted spoon. Cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer, until the beignets are puffed and evenly browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beignets to paper towels to drain off excess oil. Dust with powdered sugar and serve hot or warm.

Embrace the day,

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