I couldn't end my week of OnStage without showing you my final swap. This one was for my Stamping Bee team swap at dinner on Friday night. We had so much fun! We invited the Craftastics team to join us and 20 of us went to dinner at Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop. We had so much fun...wish you could have been there with us!
My card today uses the Tropcial Chic Stamp Set. Since the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper is retiring, I chose to stamp the background using Pear Pizazz, Bermuda Bay, and Highland Heather instead of using the paper.
Speaking of retiring paper...ALL the Designer Series Paper is retiring this year. Take a look and see which one's you need before they're all gone.
Base: Bermuda Bay, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Highland Heather, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Bermuda Bay, 1" x 3 3/4"
Wow! Would you look at all that color? Something's happened because if you regularly read my blog, I don't use so much color. But spring has spring and there's color popping up all around. I saw the prettiest pink, yellow, and coral tulips the other day and I simply had to create something bright. (If you think these are bright, wait until you see the swaps I'm making for OnStage)!
Today's card is inspired by one made by Brian King. I love the simple design, but big bold sentiment from the Thank You Thinlits Die. And guess what? There's NO stamping! I haven't done a no-stamping card in a while and it was a lot of fun. Aside from running the die through the Big Shot, this card can be made in a flash!
lBase: Blueberry Bushel, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Mango Melody, 5" x 3 3 /4"
Layer 2: Blueberry Bushel, 3 1/2" square
Layer 3: Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, 3 3/8" square
Layer 4: Whisper White Layering Circle
Layer 5: Blueberry Bushel Thank You Thinlits Die
Layer 6: Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4" (inside panel)
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I know why they call this designer series paper Happiness Blooms, because no matter how bad a mood I'm in, when I grab this paper off my shelf, I just feel happy! I've been working on my taxes since Saturday and I think I finished them last night. Well, that's what I said when I handed them over to my CPA. Now comes the dreaded waiting. What better way to combat tax anxiety? Hit my craft studio, of course?
How many of you craft your cares away? I know I do. Seriously, I can be in the worst mood, or worried, or sad, but when I enter my studio, that's my safe space. I can forget my troubles and create something beautiful. It's as if the mind can't create beauty if it's focused on the negative. So...next time you're feeling low, grab your stamps, paper, and ink and go craft. I know you'll feel better that you did!
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Calypso Coral, Rectangle Stitched
Layer 4: Night of Navy, Rectangle Stitched
Layer 5: Whisper White, Rectangle Stitched
Scrap of Night of Navy and Calypso Coral
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I love it when I can join the #CaseingTuesday group AND stick to the plan for the week. In this case, I used the catalog sketch (found below) and turned this into the perfect card to send to class and retreat attendees. I really love it when the sketches are so easy to recreate.
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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 #CASEingtuesday193.
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Sssssshhhh...don't tell! But I'm a wee bit behind in sending out Thank You cards. So this week...we'll be making oodles of thank yous to get you and I stocked up enough to last us a good long while.
Today's card is the exact same card I made for Crafty Saturday last week. Only this time, instead of using the Butterfly Botanicals Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration, I'm using Petal Promenade. This is a very much a #simplestamping card! Not only that, but you can get 16 cards from just 1 sheet of 12" x 12" designer series paper! It's a true #1sheetwonder.
Be sure to check out the new Storage from Stampin' Up! Brand new and available today! I need to go get my order placed right away.
Base: Very Vanilla Note Card
Layer 1: Mossy Meadow 3 1/4" square
Layer 2: Petal Promenade 3" square.
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