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Who’s Having a Birthday?

Birthday Memories Suite

 If you haven’t fallen in love with the Birthday Memories Suite yet, I think that today’s card may push you over the edge.  How cute are these poodles?  There are two 12″ x 12″ sheets of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper covered in poodles, plus one of the die cuts will cut out the main poodle image perfectly.

Birthday Memories Suite

The greeting is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set and it was stamped in Real Red ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I used the Big Shot and the Layering Circles Dies to cut out the Whisper White circle and the Real Red Scallop Circle.  To accessorize the card, I tied on some Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and added a few Real Red Enamel shapes.

 

Birthday Memories Close Up

You can get prepared for lots of birthdays by adding the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle to your next order.  The bundle includes the stamp set, dies, and designer series paper.  You’ll have plenty of supplies to create a variety of birthday cards.

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If you only want to receive the one kit, you can cancel before August and that’s it! If you need any help, let me know!

 

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Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Your Birthday!

Birthday Memories Suite

If you are looking for some bright, colorful images to adorn your handmade birthday cards, look no further than the Birthday Memories Suite of products.  There is an amazing bundle that features the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer stamp set, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, and Birthday Friends Framelits.  What I love most about this bundle is the coordination of the Framelits with the Designer Series Paper.  For today’s card, I was able to die cut the fox image and banner from the paper…..very little stamping required!

Birthday Memories Suite

There are a couple of stamps that will fit inside the banner.  I chose to stamp the sentiment in the coordinating Pacific Point ink.  The background was embossed with the Big Shot and the new Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder.  I also added a few Brights Enamel Shapes to make this card even more festive.

Birthday Memories Suite

For cards that feature a darker card stock base, I always place a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside for stamping and/or writing a personalized greeting.  On this card, I also added a strip of the Designer Series Paper to match it to the front.

Birthday Memories Suite

I’m trying very hard not to hoard my Designer Series Paper this year.  I was able to die cut quite a few of the fox images from my paper and create these cards for my most recent downline meeting.  My group of demonstrators meets every other month to share ideas and talk shop.  We also have a group Facebook page where we can share our card creations.

Birthday Memories Suite

If you’ve ever thought of becoming a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator, July is going to be the perfect month to join!

I’d be happy to share the details of an upcoming promotion with you and extend the invitation to join my team.  Email me at melissa@thestampdoc.com for more details.

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Big Shot

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Oh So Eclectic #SSINKCS46 Sketch Challenge

Oh So Eclectic
By now you’ve had the chance to drool over the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and I’m sure you were blown away by the colorful designs on the front cover.  Today’s card features several products from the catalog cover, including the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the coordinating Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I used this week’s sketch from Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration for my layout.  Be sure to visit the SSINK blog and play along with us this week.
Oh So Eclectic
At first glance, this card probably looks fairly simple.  However, it took some work to line everything up properly.  I had to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig and a little masking technique to create the layered flowers.  It is rare for me to dust off the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I’m very much an “eyeball it” kind-of girl, but I could not line these flowers up correctly without it.  Perhaps, you’ll have better luck!  If you are interested in seeing a video on how I stamped these images, just leave me a comment on this post.  I’m hoping to get some video time in this week.
Oh So Eclectic
You’ll notice that there is a bit of texture to these images.  It really adds a watercolor look to the card.  I did stamp off the ink one time for each of the “solid” flower stamps to create a lighter color, before stamping the line-art stamp over it at full-strength.

If you’d like to add the Oh So Eclectic stamp set to your collection, you’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

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2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
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This Little Piggy TGIFC#111 Sketch Challenge

This Little Piggy……can fly!

My first real order from the Annual Catalog arrived this week and I could not wait to use the This Little Piggy stamp set.  These pigs are just so darn cute!  I also had to use the new Embossing Paste with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  You’re going to love the effects you can create with these fun tools!

This Little Piggy

 

It’s Sketch Challenge week at TGIF Challenges.  We’ve got a great sketch and we’d love for you to play along with us.  You can link up your creations with this sketch over the next week.

 

TGIFC111

I stamped the pig image onto Powder Pink card stock and Whisper White card stock.  The wings were cut from the Whisper White card stock, then adhered to the Powder Pink pig.  Using a blender pen and the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil, I added a bit of shading to the white wings and the pig’s hooves.  I used the Blender Pen with ink from the Powder Pink stamp pad to add highlights to the body of the pig.  A tiny bit of Clear Wink of Stella was added to the wings.

This Little Piggy

 

The greeting was stamped in Versamark ink, then sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated with the heat tool.  To create the “fluffy” clouds, I used the Embossing Paste along with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and a Palette Knife.  I’ll try to shoot a video next week to demonstrate this interesting technique.  I think you are going to love it!

 

The final touch is a Powder Pink Bitty Bow.  These bows are perfectly tied and so soft…..a perfect accent for this card.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

 

 

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Wild About You MOJO498

Pick a Pattern Suite Mojo498

 

I’m starting to get really excited about the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog on June 1st!   I just know you are going to love many of the new products, including the Pick a Pattern Suite that I’m sharing today.  I’ve already created 2 other cards with this suite and you can see them HERE and HERE.  Nonetheless, I think today’s card is my favorite by far. Do you see the little bear peeking out from behind the greeting?  Isn’t he adorable?

 

This week’s sketch from Mojo Monday was perfect for featuring several of the fun and whimsical patterns in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Even though there is a bear stamp in the Pieces & Patterns stamp set, I decided to cut the bear from the Designer Series Paper.  There are many cute images to choose from on the paper including a fox, moose, hedgehog, racoon, and bunny.  I also cut the mountains from the paper.

 

 

For the focal point, I stamped the greeting in Basic Black archival ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I used a Crushed Curry marker to color the shadow of the “wild” portion.   I die-cut the focal point with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  And finally,  I added some stamped dots and a little Flirty Flamingo heart enamel shape to the bottom of the focal point. (The 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes are on the retiring list and on sale for 50% off.  You can get them HERE.)

 

As you can see in the close-up, there are many adorable patterns in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  You are definitely going to want to add it to your collection on June 1st!

Need a catalog?

If you don’t currently have a demonstrator and live in the US,  email me at melissa@thestampdoc.com.  I’d love to have you as a customer and I’ll gladly send you a complimentary catalog!  You’ll only pay shipping and handling charges for the catalog, which can be applied to your first order.

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