I hope you are all doing well.
I want to share a card we made at one of my card making classes a few weeks ago, and one of my favorite techniques. If you have been a reader of my blog for awhile, you know I love creating my own designer paper (backgrounds.) Today’s card features a sunset sponging technique that is so easy and so much fun to make. First you punch a circle out of a Post-it Note or other scrap of paper to make the ‘sun’. Lay the circle to the side and place the negative space (where the sun was punched out) where you want the ‘sun’ to be on you card stock. I like to use the Post-it Notes because they have that little strip of sticky on the top and it’s easy to keep them in place while your sponging. Now, you’re going to ink up your sponge with Daffodil Delight Ink and sponge it inside the cut-out circle so you have a nice circle of yellow when you remove the Post-it Note. Next, decide what colors you want in the ‘sky’. Place the punched-out circle over the ‘sun’ to make your mask. Starting with the lightest color, begin sponging the colors on the piece of Whisper White Card Stock until it is all covered. Make sure to blend the lines well. Rub you Embossing Buddy over the sponged card stock. Then your going to stamp your images (I used an image from the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set) in VersaMark and emboss them with Black Embossing Powder.
Now your ready to finish your card! I used Pacific Point Card Stock for the card base and as a mat under a piece of Basic Black Card Stock. I adhered the stamped card stock on top of the black panel. The first panel on the card front is a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock that was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and sponged with the same color ink.
Give this technique a try…I think you will love it! To purchase any of the products I used to make this card, just phone or email me with your order, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right column.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry
Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set 127324
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder 120175
Embossing Buddy 103083
In yesterday’s post, I showed you a card with an edge-cutting technique. Today’s card was made using the same technique, but it is more than just a single layer card. The cute butterfly image is one of 24 spring images in the Spring Sampler Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up’s 2013 Spring Catalog. (The Spring Catalog ends on May 31, 2013!) The butterfly was randomly stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink on a 3-3/4″ by 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock. The greeting is from the Feel Goods Stamp Set and was stamped in Melon Mambo Ink in the bottom-left corner of the Whisper White. Seven flowers were stamped on the right edge of the paper in different colors and were then cut out on one side so that half of the flower images were “hanging off of the page.” This piece of Whisper White Card Stock as then adhered to the Daffodil Delight Card. Dazzling Details were added to the dots on the butterflies’ wings and to the center of the flowers. Cute and easy!
I really hope you give this technique a try…It’s lots of fun and makes a great card!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Terry
I hope you have all had a good start to your week. I had a card making class today and it was the last class with 2 ladies that have become good friends (as most of my customers have) for a few months. They are going out of town for the summer months and I will really miss them! They both requested we make some cards with butterflies on them before they left, so this is one we made last week. This card features an “edging technique” that is a lot of fun…at least it is if you don’t mind cutting card stock! The card is made with Whisper White Card Stock, which was cut to 5-1/2″ by 8-1/2″, then scored and folded in half at 4-1/4″. The flower and leaf images were randomly stamped in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Ink on the card front. The greeting is from the Feel Goods Stamp Set (in the Spring Catalog until May 31, 2013) and was stamped in Melon Mambo Ink. I stamped 5 butterflies on the right edge of the card front in Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Daffodil Delight Ink so the right wings were very close to the right edge of the card and then trimmed around the right half of each of them. The butterfly image is one of 6 butterfly stamps in the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set. More of the leaves were stamped inside the card so they show behind the cut-out butterflies. The last thing I did was to add Dazzling Details to the flowers on each butterfly. You can use almost any stamps for this technique, but make sure they are not too difficult to cut out!
If cutting out images on card stock is not for you, you can always cut a 1″ strip from the right side of the card front, stamp the butterflies on a separate piece of Whisper White Card Stock, punch them out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch, and adhere them to the right edge of your card front so that half of them are on the card stock and the other half is not!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry
That’s the first line of a poem about kites I wrote in 5th grade and the only part I remember. The poem won first place and was even put in the school newsletter! I do have a copy of it somewhere in my treasures, so I’ll have to dig it out and refresh my memory. The kite stamps are from a retired set called, ” .” I stamped the kites, cut them out, and adhered them (with Stampin’ Dimensionals) to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock which was embossed with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder. The two white clouds were cut out using the “icing” on the Cupcake Builder Punch! Isn’t that cool? I love it when I can use my punches for other things than what they were intended. To make the “rolling hills”, I just cut two strips of Old Olive Card Stock using my paper snips, sponged the strips with the same ink, and adhered them to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I’ve always wished I could draw and this is one of the pictures I wanted to do. The only thing is, I can’t draw or paint! I’m so glad I found stamping, because now I can make the drawings I always wanted to do with paper. I hope you like this card as much as I do. We made it in one of my card classes last week and everyone loved it!
Cupcake Builder Punch 121807
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Terry
I am in love with April’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! I had an emergency last week and had to postpone my Pumpkin Party so I haven’t even made my cards yet! (The ladies who have subscribed get to come to my house and we make our cards together.) Here is a card made by another demo using 2 of the 3 stamps that came in the kit…”Seriously and “Love your guts.” I’ve seen online that some people were unhappy with these stamps, but I’ll tell you what, If you have teenagers in the family they’re perfect! When I give a card made with any of the 3 stamps to one of my teenage grandchildren (or grown children), I’m going to be a hit!
Tomorrow, May 10th, is the last day to subscribe and get the May kit…Otherwise, you won’t receive one until next month and who know what you might miss! So subscribe here today and don’t forget to list me, Terry Duncan, as your Stampin’ Up Demonstrator!
Classy Cut-up Creations Stamp of the Month Club
I have a couple of ladies who want to join my Stamp of the Month Club, so I will be starting a new club this month.
Here’s how the Classy Cut-ups Stamp Club works:
- Each month there will be a featured stamp set. As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I am not allowed to stamp any images and put them in card kits. Therefore, you will need to purchase the featured stamp set. I will contact you the previous month to let you know what the featured stamp set is for the following month. I will order the stamp sets in either wood or clear (if offered) for each member of the club. You will choose which option you prefer. If you already have the featured stamp set, you may select a different set for the same price or less.
- We will need 6 members for each club. Each month you will receive a package in the mail with the NEW stamp set, and 4 FINISHED card samples using that set and the directions to make each one. The 4 cards are for you to keep, copy, and use as you see fit.
- The club subscription lasts 6 months. At the end of the 6 months, you will have the option to rejoin if you would like to continue as a member of the club.
- Since I will be placing the orders for everyone at one time every month, the club will qualify as a workshop and each one of you will be a monthly hostess in the order that you join the club. When it is your turn to be the hostess, you will receive the hostess benefits of at least $25.00 to spend on the Stampin’ Up! products of your choice! You can also add additional products to your order if you would like to save on shipping costs.
- If you have a friend join the club, you will receive an additional stamp set of your choice valued at $25.00 or less!
Why join the Classy Cut-ups Stamp Club?
- No meeting dates and times to take you away from your family – no driving, no time out of your busy schedules.
- You choose the time you want to stamp.
- Sit back, relax and look forward to a fun package in your mailbox each month!
- Four free full card ideas for every featured stamp set in the mail and more ideas online.
- Learn new techniques and fun folds.
- At the end of your 6 month subscription, you will have up to 8 new stamp sets in your collection!
- Extra goodies for you from time to time!
Monthly Club Fee: The monthly club fee will be $35 for clear mount stamp sets, $42 per month for wood mount , which includes shipping and tax! This club fee and additional product choices (if you order any other products) will be invoiced through PayPal around the first day of the month.
- Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators may join the club for $20.00 per month. You will only receive the 4 cards and the directions since many of you will already have the stamp sets I’ll be featuring.
Prefer a no obligation club? You can join for one month only whenever YOU choose without the hostess benefits offer.
Call or email me with your questions or to join a club!
Here are Stampin’ Up’s newest photopolymer stamp sets. These exclusive photopolymer stamp sets features several versatile images that you can mix and match to create personalized backgrounds, patterns, layers, and dimensions to make any project stand out. We recommend clear blocks sizes A, B, D & H (not included in the set).
Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!
The Show & Tell 1 and 2 Stamp Sets feature over 60 versatile images that you can mix and match to create personalized backgrounds, patterns, layers, and dimensions to make any project stand out. These sets are featured in our Seeing the Possibilities Online Class, where you’ll learn how to maximize your photopolymer stamp sets. Purchase all three items together and save 15%! (Class available for download only.)
|Learn how quickly and easily you can line up stamped images for precision placement, achieve the right ink coverage, combine images together exactly where you want them, and more! Class features the Show & Tell 1 and 2 Stamp Sets, and includes six lessons (Backgrounds, Building, Layering, Versatility, Gift Giving, and Memory Keeping), step-out photos, instructional videos, and instructions and supply lists for 15 projects. Available for download only.
Here is one of the cards we made in my Stamp Clubs last month. I just love the All Dressed Up Stamp Set and the matching Framelits Dies! It’s almost like playing with paper dolls again! Remember those? You can use this set in so many ways and have lots of fun while doing it. I used 2 colors for the dress on this card. How did I do it? I cut out 2 different dresses…One in Marina Mist and one in Summer Starfruit Card Stock. I cut them both in half and adhered one color top to the other color bottom and then ran them through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to give it some texture. A piece of Summer Starfruit Ribbon was wrapped around the “waist” to look like a belt. A Basic Rhinestone and some Silver Dazzling Details were added to give the dress some sparkle. If you’ve ever played with paper dolls or wanted to be a clothing designer, the All Dressed Up Stamp Set and Framelits Dies are for you!
All Dressed Up Stamp Set 129174
Dressed Up Framelits Dies 130101
Patio Party Designer Series Paper 126916
Summer Starfruit Ribbon 126846
Purchase any of the items I used to make this card by calling or emailing me, or clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.
Have a great day and happy stamping, Terry
I have an exciting announcement to make today! With Stampin’ Up’s Retiring List out, I thought this would be a fun time to run an online Mystery Hostess event. Here’s how it works:
Place your orders online now through May 1 and for every $25 you spend, you will receive one entry into a drawing to receive the hostess benefits from these orders. Not only can your order retiring products, but you can also order other items out of the Idea Book and Catalog, the Spring Catalog, or off the clearance rack! You MUST apply the hostess code SCNWYKWS to qualify! Once you have entered your first item into your shopping bag, a little box will pop up in the lower left for you to enter the code. After you have entered the code, you should see my name as the hostess. I will change that after I have done the drawing, but this way you will know you’ve applied it correctly.
You can get started placing your orders by going to my online store here. If you prefer, you may call or email me your order and I will enter it for you. You will still be eligible to win the hostess benefits.
Please remember that the last day to order any of the retiring products is June 3, but they will only be available while supplies last. Have fun! I’ve seen a sneak peek of the new catalog, and you are going to love it!
Also, April 30th is the last day for these promotions:
You can find out more about these promotions here.
Get it all for 15% off through April 30, 2013.