The only way to have a friend is to be one. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today is a "focus on the paper" card. There's no stamping here, just paper. I paired the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, with theLovely Words Thinlet Dies. Making sure there is enough contrast between the background paper and the thinlet is key, as you really want your thinlet to pop out and be your focal point. If there isn't enough contrast, it becomes illegible.
Until my recent Fixer Upper: Wood Textures Class, I hadn't done any heat embossing for about 6 months. When I first started card making, it was something I did on a regular basis, but as I learned new techniques, such as using watercolor pencils or blending color with blender pens, I just seemed to forget about it. But, there are several sets in the 2017 Catalog that just lend itself to heat embossing.
One set is the Floral Statements stamp set. I love the simplicity of the delicate floral and bold lettering embossed in white embossing powder on theColor Theory ombre paper. Add a bit of ribbon and you've got a quick all-occasion card with a lot of WOW!
This set lends itself well to watercoloring, too. I can't wait to try that out next!
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:
It's too early for Christmas you say? Bah humbug! I love Christmas paper! In fact, it was Stampin' Up!'s Christmas paper that first drew my eye. I just knew I had to have it! I was so excited to see the new Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the new 2017 Annual Catalog. It's full of trees, bells, mittens, and these really adorable teeny tiny reindeer, all in traditional Christmas colors - Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. And today, I paired it up with the new Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set, which has some beautiful Christmas fonts.
The Be Merry Designer Series Paper and Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set will be featured at my Christmas in July Add-On Class from Stamp Camp, as well as my Christmas in July Class To Go. (More details on that Coming Soon).
Are you coming Stamp Camp? Email me today to add the Christmas In July Class Option.
Included in the class:
Have you Heard?
Tomorrow is the very last day to register for Stamp Camp. Don't miss all the fun! All the cool kids are doing it!
Second Sunday Lemonade and Cards. Sunday July 9th, 2-4 pm.
Christmas in July Class To Go - Coming Soon!
What are you celebrating today? Is it a birthday? An anniversary? A new job? A new baby? An upcoming vacation? Or simply that it's Thursday and not Monday? Whatever the reason, do it with joy and spring in your step, just like this happy little fox from the Birthday Memories Suite. Reminiscent ofRichard Scarry's Busytown Books, or the animated characters from Disney, these happy, lighthearted woodland animals will bring a smile to anyone's face, no matter what the occasion.
And can you believe there is very little stamping on this card? The Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper and coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits make for quick work with this lively suite. All I had to do was run the paper through theBig Shot and stamp the sentiment on the banner. That's it! Seriously cute and amazingly quick..
Base: Real Red, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, 5 1/4" x 4 "
Layers 3 & 4: Pacific Point and Real Red scraps, 1 1/2" x 4"
and 1" x 4" respectively, and cut with Triple Banner Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White, cut with Oval Stitched Shape Framelits
Layer 6: Shapes cut from Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
***Michelle's tip: A little bit of ink goes a long way! You don't need to saturate your sponge. Simply tap it a few times in the ink pad, and use a gentle "flicking" or brushing motion against the edge of the paper, to give it a nice, defined outline.
Have you Heard? Today's the Last Day to register for the Fixer Upper Color Theory Class and the Paper and Ribbon Shares. Sign up today!