I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to join in the Creative Inking Blog Hop group. It's such an honor to be here and share with you. This month, we had a card sketch to use. I like card sketches because it take a lot of the guess work out of it for me. Follow the design and the rest falls into place.
For my card, I chose a lime twist on the Lemon Zest stamp set. Today, I wanted limes, not lemons so I used lime slices, which I cut out with layering circles, and framed them with Night of Navy layering scalloped circles.
Do you see how juicy they look? This a fun technique that I just love when I want a glossy or shiny finish. Once you stamp your image, use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to coat your image with fine layer of glue. While it's wet, sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. Shake off the extra and let it dry.
Then, stamp the inside with your favorite sentiment.
I'm really happy the Lemon Zest stamp set and Lemon Builder Punch are carrying over into the new catalog. However, right now, you save 10% when you bundle them together. That savings disappears after May 31st, though. So, if you're thinking of getting the Lemon Zest bundle, now would be the perfect time to do so.
Click the image below to see what Renee Kohnke created!
Click the image below to see what Diane Evans created!
Thanks for stopping by. See you next month...and Happy Stamping!
Today's Supply List
When did words like 'dapper' go out of style? I'm glad to see it used in the Truly Tailored stamp set. And while I didn't use the Tailored Tag Punch from the bundle, I did make a tag! How fun to have a gift tag that matches the card. Pretty spiffy!
I love a bundle with punches! They're so quick and easy to use. No getting out your Big Shot; no time spent searching for framelits. Just stamp, punch, and you're good to go. Bundles with punches often have a lower price point, too, them great for those of us watching our crafting budget.
May's Sweet & Simple Class (May 6th) features the Truly Tailored Bundle. We're going to make 4 masculine cards that are sure to appeal to even the most discerning of gentleman. (Please note: this is on the FIRST Sunday, not second Sunday due to Mother's Day).
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 1 7/8" x 5", punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 2: True Gentleman Designer Series Paer, 1 3/4" x 5"punched with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Round bottom corners with Envelope Punch Board.
Layer 3: Tranquil Tide, Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 4: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stitched Circle Framelit
Talk about dazzling! Did anyone else start singing that 80's classic, The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades when they saw this? Maybe there should be a warning on the envelope: Contents BRIGHT! Open at your own risk!
I'm still patiently - or maybe impatiently - waiting for my new products to arrive. I really thought they'd be here yesterday. But in the meantime, the extra time waiting for UPS means I'm rediscovering stamp sets that I haven't used in a while, like Pocketful of Sunshine. I don't think I've used this since last May!
The Pocketful of Sunshine is just one of this spring's retiring bundles that are carrying over separately. What does that mean? Right now, bundles save you 10% off the catalog price. But starting in June, the following bundles will be split apart, with no additional savings.
Here's the list of the current bundles which will be split apart in June. Order now to save 10%. Remember to use April's Host Code V6CH6PKM. All orders of $50 or more will receive 1 FREE Sale-a-Bration item of their choice from my collection.
Base: Lemon Lime Twist, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored
at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Perfect Days Memories and More card, 5" x 3 3/4".
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 4: Perfect Days Memories and More card, 3" x 4"
Layer 5: Lemon Lime Twist
It may be the dog days of summer, but you can get a jump on your holiday crafting with the early release of the Carols of Christmas Bundle, featuring the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits. I've been crafting and creating with this bundle for the last few weeks and it's going to be a huge hit this holiday season!
If you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, you can redeem them in through August 31. Stampin’ Up! will have e-mailed you a $5 coupon. Don't forget to use them. You can enter the coupon code on the Stampin' Up! website when purchasing online, or email it to me when purchasing through me.
I have a confession to make. I love visiting the hardware store. The DIY displays and outdoor plants and patio departments are nice, but what I really like is the lumber department. I love to walk down the aisles and just smell the fresh, clean scent of sawdust, all the while thinking of and planning all of the great home improvements the Hubs can do.
When I saw that there is a whole stack of Wood Textures designer series paper this year, I was over the moon. I knew they'd figure prominently in my Fixer Upper class series.
Announcing...Part of my Fixer Upper Series: Wood Textures
The 2nd in our series of summer Summer Fixer Upper Classes features the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. We'll make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs. In addition, we'll 2 "Wood" Crates, each holding 3 note cards with coordinating envelopes.
This Class is $35 and includes your own set of brand new Stampin' Up! products. Classmust be prepaid by the 15th of the month.
The July Class (Wednesday, June 26th) will not only showcase the amazing life-like Wood Textures inspired designer series paper, but also the Wood Words Bundle, Lovely Friends Stamp Set and At home with You Bundle.
There are three ways to get this class:
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