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I am considering this card to be the perfect Valentine. OK so it’s not the typical red & white with hearts all over. It’s however extremely bright and cheerful with a sentiment that allows one to pause for a moment to reflect on the meaningful foundation of a relationship. What better way to recognize someone special in your life with a fantastic card. So….give the Retro Valentine and hope for chocolate in return.
Inspired by: Justin Krieger
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Coastal Cabanna
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, So Safron, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, 3” Circle Die, Circles Framelit (2 ¾”), Banners Framelit Dies, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Brights Candy Dots
Retired: Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Star Punch
Here’s a cute design with cheerful colors that could be used for lots of occasions.
Inspired by: Mary Fish
Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight
Tools & Accessoris: Sizzix Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, In Color Boutique Details
The Gathering Place is a group of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators who periodically gather for events to share ideas, learn new techniques, network and just have a good time. We have product demonstrations, technique tutorials, make & takes and of course, swapping. Our Fall Regional event was held this past Saturday. We had 4 seasons of make & takes; Halloween, Fall, Christmas and Winter. This is the make & take that I chose for the Winter theme. The card design is by Cathy Parlitis and the Tag design is by Kim Coulter (my very own peep). We had a great time and made lots of memories. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the team of Sally Nusbaum (our fearless leader) Cheryl Renth and Kim Coulter to make this event a great success. Oh What Fun!
Stamp Sets: Christmas Messages (inside), Festive Flurry
Ink: Pool Party, Encore Silver (inside)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper Series, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools & Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits Die, ⅝ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, ⅛” Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Basic Rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, ⅛” Silver Ribbon,
Tag—Dimensions for Framelit Dies
Bermuda Bay 4¼” x 4¼”
Leonardo da Venci was a painter, sculptor and architect. This card is my da Vinci moment and as close as I get to artistry. Using Watercolor Paper, the Aqua Painter and Simply Pressed Clay, I practically felt like an artist. At my stamp camp yesterday, we also stamped and painted the inside of the card and then envelope. It was really a fun project and the outcome would make a perfect card for many occassions.
Inspired by: Nicole Tugrul
Stamps: Simply Sketched
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Stazon Black
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Watercolor Paper, Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Scallop Border Punch, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Adhesive
I made this card a while back for a One Layer Card Challenge shoe box swap with my peeps at our Prairie Retreat in Mahomet, IL. The challenge came from our Upline, Pam D’Urso. Trust me, one layer was a real challenge for me as I prefer layers and plenty of them. Susan Field, my peep & fabulous road trip buddy, dressed her’s up a bit with ⅛” Taffeta Ribbon. When I put this card in my August Stamp Camp, I used it as a layer and added the Taffeta Ribbon. It was voted as the favorite card of the day.
Don’t forget to use this fabulous stamp (could it be a dandelien) on the inside of your card and envelope. Adds more WOW!
And of course, I sent this card to my good friend Elaine for her birthday so I had to stall once again on the post.
Whether it’s the moon or the sun, I love masking.
Inspired by: Debbie Henderson
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Apothocary Art
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Stazon Black
Tools: Sponge Daubers, 1" Circle Punch
Tools & Accessories: Masking, Painters Tape, Pearl Jewels
This card was designed by the very, very cool Brian King. I finally got a chance to meet him in Salt Lake City. He was such a nice person and so gracious. Don’t you just love this card? The only thing I changed was the stamp set. I put the sanding block out for my customers to shabby up the Core'dinations a bit.
Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core’dinations, Soho Subway Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Deco Label Collection Framelits, 1¼″ Circle punch, 1⅜″ Circle punch, ⅜″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals