If I could have contributed to the new 2019 Annual Catalog, I would have said that I wanted you to feel WOW'd from the moment you picked it up. I wanted it to be 'un-put-downable'. (Yes, that's a word even if I just made it up.) I'd want it to make you call or text me complaining - yes, complaining - that you couldn't decide because everything was just so awesome!
Be careful what you wish for, right? Because this new catalog is AWESOME. I seriously can't put it down and my copy already looks 'well-loved'. It makes me feel that someone, somewhere was listening to exactly what I wanted, and put it in the catalog for you. I can't wait to share it with you.
Do you need a catalog? Let me know. If you're local, you can pick one up. I not, I'll be happy to send you one.
It's CASEing Tuesday! Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook or Social Medial. #CASEingTuesday202.
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Good Morning! Thank you for joining me this morning for my Coffee & Cards. I know that 7 am is super early for some of you and that's ok - it's early for me, too! You can always catch my video here on the blog, on my YouTube channel, or over on my Facebook Page after the live crafting session.
Last week on Coffee & Cards, I shared how to create layers with 1/4" borders. Today, I shared how to create the same simple layering but with 1/8" border. Here are the measurements I used today:
When I started card making, knowing the size of the layers was of the card was the hardest part for me. I would search high and low for tutorials that included all the measurements so I could learn. And that's why, every day, I include a full tutorial here for you. I don't ever want anyone to say, "I really liked Michelle's card, but I just don't know how to recreate it."
Today's Card features the A Good Man (from the new catalog - available June 4) and Beauty Abounds Stamp Sets. The A Good Man Stamp Set is perfect for coloring with our Stampin' Blends, too!
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any better...a new twist on using your designer series paper. On the left, we have a 2" strip like we've done earlier this week. But on the right? Oh, on the right we have this awesome designer dress. The technique is simple. I just stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink directly onto the Blushing Bride designer series paper. Then, I cut the dress out using my paper snips and glued it back on with a little multipurpose glue.
This Paper Piecing technique is great for using up paper scraps and as alternative to coloring. Tomorrow, I'll show you more way to ways to use your scraps from 6" x 6" paper. I will be at the beach with my girlfriends, but I'll have a video for you just the same.
Have you heard...Super Saturday is coming on June 1
It's my biggest sale of the year. Shop my BOGO sale...buy my retired product and select NEW PRODUCTS of equal value for FREE! In addition, there will be THREE classes for you to choose from. Take one...two...or all three! The choice is yours!
Registration is due by May 20th. Email me to reserve your classes. (You need not register to shop!)
Base: Basic Gray, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Blushing Bride, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Gray, 5" x 2 1/8"
Layer 4: Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper, 5" x 2"
Layer 5: Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper Scrap
When I first started cardmaking, I was intimidated by building layers. But the Rectangle Stitched Framelits take the guesswork out of building layers - AND they add the delicate stitched edges for added details.
Base: Pool Party, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black Rectangle Stitched Framelit
Layer 2: Pool Party Rectangle Stitched Framelit
Layer 3: Basic Black Rectangle Stitched Framelit
Layer 4: Whisper White Rectangle Stitched Framelit
I made this card using the Humming Along Stamp Set and Blends Markers for one of the most important people in my life. I can't tell you who it is, because I've yet to give it to her. But, it was a true labor of love since every square inch of the card has been colored by hand. It's true! The flowers and leaves were stamped on a Whisper White Notecard in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then painstakingly colored by hand - even the background! There's a saying you know when a paper crafter loves you because they use their best paper. Well, sometimes you know they love you because of the time and effort it took to craft something beautiful.
Did you hear the news? The Sale-a-Bration Organza Ribbon Combo Pack is back in stock! The only thing is, I don't know for how long. It's still free with a $50 purchase, but I'd grab a pack now, before it's gone for good!
Base: Whisper White Note Card, 5" x 3 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 3/4" x 2 1/2"
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