Last week I shared with you a card I had created using the cute little Stamp Set – You’re Sublime. Well, today I have another to share with you, but this time I’ve played with the frog from the same set. I don’t know what it is about this set, but I love creating with it. Is it the little creatures & their faces or is it the shapes……
Anyhow, my card went off in the mail last Monday. Fingers crossed they like it too.
As I’ve teamed the set with the bright & happy “Festive Birthday” DSP, I wanted the colours to be the same – bright & happy. I used my Blender Pen to colour the frog & the water, but in saying that, I didn’t want it to be coloured nice & smooth, so I very roughly coloured both using Emerald Envy for the frog & Tempting Turquoise for the water. It’s eyes are Daffodil Delight & the spots are Melon Mambo.
If you click on the link above the photo (below), you will be able to download a free tutorial for your own use.
I am showing you a card I saw on Pinterestlast week with this fold, so I decided to sit myself down & play around trying to create the fold. Thank you Lyssa for your inspiration.
It showcases the gorgeous “Floral Boutique” DSP which is retiring at the end of May. I have managed to finish about of the DSP for my card with just little bits & pieces left. I’ve challenged myself to create a card using those pieces, so be sure to bop back in a couple of days to check out what I’ve done.
The fold actually looks harder then it really is. I was quite surprised at how quick & easy it was to complete this fold as it looks harder than it really is.
Now is the perfect time to let you know that I have updated my Retired Products ( ex the current products retiring), so be sure to head on over to my “Retired Product 4 Sale” Page to check it out. There is still more to add but that will be done over the next week. A lot of it has already gone!
I think I will be creating more of these fun “Fanfare Fun Fold” Cards especially for classes. It is also a great way of using up your retiring DSP.
By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own card using this fold.
Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping on over to my Shop. Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list and they are selling fast! When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.
No, not the “Falling Flowers” Bundle (although it won’t be available as a Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue), but the gorgeous “Irresistibly Floral Special” DSP. Although I haven’t used it much, each time I have, I ask myself “Why not?”
For my card today I actually cased it from one I saw on Pinterest sometime ago & thought it such a gorgeous card showcasing both the DSP & the coordinating Bundle. I have changed it a little, as you tend to do. Thank you so much for your inspiration.
The sentiment I used is from the “Dragonfly Dreams” Stamp Set which is still available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.
In fact, we created this card in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” last Friday morning. If you are around the area, why not pop in for a fun morning. Everything is supplied for you.
By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own.
Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping on over to my Shop. Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list. Items are selling fast! When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.
I’m happy to say that I have been updating my retired Stamps, Embossing Folders, Framelits, Ribbons, Embellishments, etc.
To check out what has been updated so far, click on the Retired Stamps for SalePage or go to my Facebook Page to check out the album. At present, the list does not include any items which are on the 2017 Retirement List.
Items will continually be updated over the next couple of weeks.
If you don’t find what you are after, please contact me as I may not have uploaded it as yet.
I saw a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketchesyesterday & thought it would be perfect to showcase the “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch both of which are retiring.
To create my card I stamped the leaf direct onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Wild Wasabi Ink. I created a small faux stitched border around the Card using a Ruler & the Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker. I didn’t go with Pacific Point as I wanted to tone it down a little.
I then stamped the large Sunflower onto a scrap of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink, coloured with the Pacific Point Watercolour Pencil & Blender Pen before fussy cutting.
I stamped the group of flowers a number of times onto Whisper White with Archival Basic Grey Ink including extra small flowers, coloured with the Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen. I punched all flowers using the “Blossom” Punch.
Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers to add shine & to bring out the colour a little more. Gold Wink of Stella (retiring) was applied to centre of the large flower.
Marina Mist strips were adhered to both sides of the stamped Whisper White before layering onto a piece of Whisper White & then to the Base Card – Pink Pirouette.
The flowers were arranged onto the Card Front & adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set (retiring) & is stamped onto a piece of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink before cutting back to size & layered onto a piece of Marina Mist. Both ends were then punched using the “Banner Triple”Punch & adhering to the Card Front.
To complete the card I added Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered a couple over the front.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf onto Whisper White in Wild Wasabi Ink & added the extra flowers left over from the front.
Thank you ladies for a great challenge. Just what I needed to help showcase the sweet “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch.
Why not head over to my Online Shopto check out the 2017 Retirement List & to place your order. Items are selling out fast! Once gone, they are gone forever! When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.
I thought I would share with you today some of my favourite items retiring this year – never to be available again! This list only touches on some of my favourites. If I was to list them all, it would be far too long. Let’s face it, everything is a favourite to someone.
What will you miss the most?
Head over to my Online Shopto check out the 2017 Retirement List & to place your order. Items are selling out fast! Once gone, they are gone forever! When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Please note that some or all of the items may no longer be available as of today, 20 April 2017.
As from today & up until 31 May, I will be sharing lots of cards & projects using some of my favourite products from the list, so be sure to check back every couple of days.
My first card showcases the “Gift from the Garden” Stamp Set along with the sweet “A Little Foxy” DSP Stack. I will miss this set & the DSP BUT no doubt SU! have something bigger & better in store for us.