Tuesday, January 22, 2019

So Hoppy for You.....

Every Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! comes up with an adorable set using some sort of animal.  Do you remember last year's pandas or 2017's chickens from Hey Chick?  This year it is So Hoppy for You with the cutest little frogs.   How can you not love a frog on a unicycle, right?  

Ok, so now So Hoppy for You is on your wish list but you also HAVE TO ADD the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets as well.  The picture in the catalog absolutely does not do them justice!  Of course, neither do these pictures.  Hopefully, you will get a better look at them in the video below.

On this card I used Brusho powders for the background and created a pull tab to allow the frog to cycle his way over to the left side of the card.  Check out the video on how to make this card - it is actually easier than you think!

On the inside of the card, I used the Incredible Like You stamp set.  At the bottom is the Grapefruit Grove foil sheet which is holographic and so very cool!

Here you can see how the frog has moved across the card using the side pull tab.

Products Used in this Project:
  • So Hoppy for You stamp set
  • Incredible Like You stamp set
  • Stained Glass Framelits
  • Flourish Thinlets
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits
  • Blueberry Bushel card stock
  • Call Me Clover card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Watercolor paper
  • Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
  • Blueberry Bushel ink pad
  • Memento ink pad
  • Call Me Clover, Smoky Slate & Daffodil Delight Blends markers
  • 1/8" Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain ribbon
  • Brusho Watercolor Powders
  • Rhinestones
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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Butterflies Everywhere....

 

Last week I showed you a couple of projects using the Beauty Abounds and coordinating dies from the new Occasions catalog so I thought I would share a card with you using the butterflies from the Painted Glass stamp set in the annual catalog.  Have you figured out where I got the white floral die cut from?  No, it isn't from an actual die - it is from the Delightfully Detailed Lasercut paper.  I just cut a section from the solid piece.  

Your Tip of the Day is one that I have shared several times - make sure to place double sided adhesive sheets to the back of the pieces that you are cutting out with the Stained Glass framelits.  For the piece cut from the Delightfully Detailed paper, place some liquid glue on a silicone mat and smear it around and then place your piece into the glue to get some on the back.

Products Used in this Project:
  • Painted Glass stamp set & Stained Glass framelits
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Delightfully Detailed Lasercut Designer Paper
  • Rich Razzleberry ink pad
  • Classic Label punch
  • Scattered Sequins embossing folder
  • Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay Blends markers
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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Our Love is Meant to Be....

 

I saw a card by Sarah Fleming that I really liked using this stamp set and designer series paper but by the time I got done creating, it doesn't look much like her card at all anymore!  I love that we can find inspiration from each other and end up with something similar or something very different.  

In the video below, I show you a way to stamp images along a straight line using your Stamparatus as well as how to create the tri-color flowers.

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Products Used in this Card:

  • Meant to Be stamp set and coordinating framelits
  • Stitched Labels framelits
  • Mint Macaron card stock
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Flirty Flamingo card stock
  • White White card stock
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick ink pad
  • 1/8" Lovely Lipstick grosgrain ribbon
  • 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle ribbon
  • Petal Pink Shimmer ribbon
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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Beauty Abounds, Part 2....

 

When I attended Stampin' Up!'s OnStage, I won the Beauty Abounds stamp set as my prize patrol.  I immediately fell in love with the floral flourish in the stamp set.  While I love the butterfly dies that coordinate with this set, it does not include a die to cut out the flourish so I created my own cut file on my ScanNCut.  After cutting it out, I colored it using the Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Blends markers.  The black & white butterfly paper behind the vellum is from the Botanical Butterfly Sale-A-Bration paper.  On the inside of the card, I used another piece from the same paper.  I just love this paper!

Here's a tip for you - when attaching something like the stamped flourish over a piece of vellum and then attaching the vellum to your card front, place your Dimensionals on the backside of the vellum in exactly the same places as on the front to hold the flourish.  This way the adhesive is completely hidden.

For those of you who are curious how I created my own cut file, here are the steps I took - yes it is a bit convoluted but it worked great.  First I stamped the image in Memento black and ran it through my ScanNCut to scan the image in.  I added a .04 matting around the outside.  I cut the image out to make sure that it looks exactly the way I wanted it and then slide a piece of black paper into the same location on my mat and cut it out again in black.  I then took the black piece and scanned it into the machine and saved it as a cut file.  I then took a piece of the white backing from the designer series papers (thin chipboard) and cut it out using the saved cut file to create a template.  I then cut out a bunch of the cut files from a piece of Whisper White.  I placed the template in my Stamparatus and placed my stamp in the cut out area of the template and picked it up with the plate.  Then I could place each of the cut flourishes into the template area, ink the stamp and stamp them!  If that doesn't make sense to you, send me an email and I will do a quick video to show the process.


Products Used on This Card:

  • Beauty Abounds stamp set & coordinating dies
  • Burlap stamp
  • Highland Heather card stock
  • Granny Apple Green card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Vellum card stock
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
  • Memento ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Granny Apple Green ink
  • Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green & Daffodil Delight Blends markers
  • Gorgeous Grape 1/4" mini striped ribbon

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Beauty Abounds....




The new Occasions catalog is live and it is the best time of the year for Stampin' Up! - it is Sale-A-Bration!  If you don't know what Sale-A-Bration is, from now until March 31 for every $50 in merchadise that you purchase, you can select an item from the exclusive Sale-A-Bration catalog for free.  We all love free, right?

Today's card uses items from the new Occasions catalog and also the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I received the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper free with $50 in product.  The stamp set used in the card is Beauty Abounds and the butterflies are cut with the coordinating dies.  In the video below, I show how I made the colorful butterflies on the front of the card.  It is a super easy technique but very pretty.  

One tip for you - make sure to place the double sided adhesive sheets on the back of your cardstock prior to cutting your butterflies.  Since they are so detailed, it is much easier to put them together with the adhesive already on them.  Also when putting the top butterfly piece (black) onto the other, start with placing the center butterfly and then adjust the other butterflies individually.

Products used in this card:
Beauty Abounds Stamp Set & coordinating dies
Bunch of Banners dies
Pineapple Punch card stock
Basic Black card stock
Coastal Cabana card stock
Whisper White card stock
Shimmer White card stock
Botanical Butterfly designer series paper (Sale-A-Bration item)
Gorgeous Grape ink pad
Memento ink pad
Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight & Granny Apple Green ink refills
1/8" Whisper White sheer ribbon
Pearls
Highland Heather Blends marker
Gorgeous Grape 1/4" mini striped ribbon
Subtle embossing folder

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Who Is It Behind that Cake?


Have you ordered the Hand Delivered hostess set from the annual catalog?  It was the first hostess set that caught my eye.  It is just so versatile!  For this card, I paired it with the Around the Corner stamp set for the front of the card and then used the balloon from the Blow Out the Candles stamp set for the inside of the card.  Are you wondering where I got that filigree edge on the front of the card?  I know, I just about missed it too in the annual catalog!  Check it out on page 217 - it is part of the delicate Lace Edgelits. 

Products used on this card:

  • Hand Delivered stamp set
  • Around the Corner stamp set
  • Blow Out the Candles stamp set
  • Delicate Lace Edgelits
  • Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock
  • Memento Ink
  • Bermuda Bay Blends - Light & Dark
  • Daffodil Delight Blends - Light & Dark
  • Petal Pink Blends - Light
  • Blushing Bride Marker
  • Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Glitter Enamel Dots

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy to Say It is Staying Around....

Today's card is using the Country Home stamp set as well as the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  While the paper is retiring in a few days (January 2, 2019), the Country Home stamp set is being carried over and I couldn't be happier.  I just love this stamp set.  I made this card for a workshop some time ago and just haven't had a chance to post it here with all the Christmas cards I wanted to share with you over the past couple of months.  Finally, here it is!  This is a great set for working with the Blends markers.

Here's a tip for this stamp set.  When stamping the milk jug or pitcher with the flowers/plants together, stamp the flowers/plants first.  It is much easier to line up this way - at least I think so!
It is difficult to see in the picture of the inside of the card but I stamped the plants on the Whisper White insert and colored the cat tails, berries & sprigs.  The leaves and artichoke were stamped on a piece of scrap white and cut out.  I then raised them up using Dimensionals.  It gave it a great depth.

Products Used:

  • Country Home stamp set
  • Granny Apple Green, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock
  • Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
  • Memento Black Ink Pad
  • Rich Razzleberry Blends - Light & Dark
  • Old Olive Blends - Light & Dark
  • Crumb Cake Blends - Light & Dark
  • Smoky Slate Blends - Light & Dark
  • Calypso Coral Blend - Dark
  • Chicken Wire Elements

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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