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Easy and elegant with touch of gold May Flowers card

A special handmade greeting card was needed for a Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers Cardvery special couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. She’s also a card maker with a preference of fast & fabulous cards, nothing too fussy. With that in mind I designed an easy & elegant with a touch of gold May Flowers card.

 

 

Look at the gorgeousness (that’s a word, right?) of the die-cut flowers and leaves! They are from the May Flowers Framelits Dies.

 

Stampin' Up! May Flowers Thinlits Dies 
It looks like the flower and leaves were die-cut and then adhered to the Whisper White Thick Cardstock layer. But you’ll see in the picture below Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to give the card depth making it more attractive. The gold die-cut flowers and leaves were adhered to Whisper White Thick Cardstock, hand trimmed with Paper Snips and then adhered to the cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.They are like a secret weapon. Stampin’ Dimensionals are hidden with the ability to make a marked difference on your handmade cards.

 

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Gold Foil Sheets were used for both the flowers and to layer the Whisper White Thick Cardstock. The color and shine are perfect with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder used for the anniversary greeting. Easy and
elegant.
 
Stampin' Up! May Flowers Framelits DiesThe May Flowers Framelits Dies are designed to coordinate with the Falling Flowers Stamp Set. You will save 10% on both when you order the Falling Flowers Bundle. All the supplies to make this easy and elegant card are pictured lower in this email. You’ll see the options of wood-mount and clear-mount stamps are also shown.
 
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It’s easy to make an easy and elegant with touch of gold card when you have the May Flowers Framelits Dies!

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Keeping it clean & simple with a Love & Affection card

There is a lot of elegance to be found in simplicity. Stampin' Up! Love and Affection CardToday I’m keeping it clean & simple with a Love & Affection card.

Very clean and very simple. And elegant. This is card with no layers and an eye-pleasing color combination of Dapper Denim, Always Artichoke and So Saffron.

If you want to make clean and simple cards on a white cardstock base, I highly recommend the Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock. It has the same finish that provides excellent stamped images on a heavier weight cardstock that is ideal for a card base.

Clean and Simple Stampin' Up! Love and Affection Card

The Stampin’ Up! Love & Affections Stamp Set is a sweet set that also includes two more greetings, flowers and leaves. You can see all the images when you click on the picture of the stamp set listed with the five ingredients to make my clean and simple card.

Dapper Denim is one of the new 2016-2018 In Colors. Stampin’ Up! always creates the new colors to coordinate with each other. But if you’d like help in moving outside of the group of five colors (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum) for appealing color combinations, you will benefit from ordering the Stamping Smiles 2016-2018 In Color Combinations e-book!

There are 50 three-color combinations for the 2016-2018 In Colors! These 50 color combos have become my go-to tool every time I want to use any of the In Colors. With 10 color combinations for each In Color, you’ll also find one you like for the paper craft project you’re creating. Click HERE to learn how to order your 2016-2018 In Color Combinations e-book.

 

Love & Affection Card Supplies

 

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Making more elaborate handmade greeting cards is also desirable. But sometimes keeping it clean & simple with a Love & Affection card is just the right look for the mood or occasion.

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How to make homemade Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder!

Were you shocked to see Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on the retiring list? Just a year before it was out-of-stock because we ordered it like crazy for our Christmas cards. Now what are we to do?

Here’s what we’ll do – we’ll make our own! Now that it’s gone, it was time to test my theory that Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder was simply Clear Embossing Powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter mixed in it.
 
Mix equal parts Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for homemade iridescent ice embossing powder.
Homemade Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
That’s it – it’s ready to use. Ink die-cut strands from the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies with VersaMark.
Ink cardstock with VersaMark ink
Sprinkle on homemade iridescent ice embossing powder and melt with your Heat Tool. 
Homemade iridescent ice embossing powder
 Decorate as desired. 
Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Card

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Fast & Fabulous Flourishing Phrases Card

Everything had to be set aside because it was time Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Stamp Setto play when my new Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set & coordinating Flourish Thinlits Dies were delivered! Oh, the fun of trying out all the new dies and then making a fast & fabulous Flourishing Phrases card.

It’s the combination of both the flourishes and the phrases that make this such an appealing pair. The greetings are a mix of script and print. Quite attractive. The “Just a Note” on my card is one of the greeting stamps in the set.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set

Three of the four flower dies are designed to be used alone, as I did, or layered. Very pretty. A friend stopped by, fell in love with my card and ordered the Flourishing Phrases Bundle and was also in awe of all the die-cuts on my crafting table that didn’t get used on this card. There were flowers die-cut out of all three colors of cardstock – Dapper Denim, Rose Red and Tip Top Taupe.

I can’t decide which is more stunning – the dies or the color combination. Either way, they are gorgeous together!
 
It was easy choosing a color combo to use with the new Dapper Denim because it’s one of the 50 custom 2016-2018 In Colors three color combinations I created.

Then those 50 color combinations were made to create the Stamping Smiles 2016-2018 In Color Combinations e-book. The color combination sheets have become my go-to tool whenever using the 2016-2018 In Colors.

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All the cardmaking supplies to make my fast & fabulous Flourishing Phrases card are pictured below and available to order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com. Click on the picture of the products you’d like to order. You will be taken directly to my online store.

Flourishing Phrases Card Supplies List

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With the Stamping Smiles 2016-2018 In Color Combinations e-book, you will also be able to make great looking cards like my fast & fabulous Flourishing Phrases card!

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A great cloud stencil might be in your scraps!

It’s always fun to discover a new use for a product. Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases Stamp SetThat’s what happened the first time I used my new Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies to make this card.  You just may have a great cloud stencil in your scraps!

Looking at the scrap piece of paper after die-cutting with the border die, I thought that it sure looked like clouds. Can you see them too?

 

Cloud Stencil Made from Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies
 
Making a cloud stencil is as easy as saving the scraps! I do recommend making your cloud stencil from cardstock instead of paper.

 

Place your cloud stencil on your cardstock and sponge in your choice of color. I used Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad ink with the Bella & Friends Stamp Set
Sponging Clouds with Homemade Cloud Stencil

 

Turning the stencil over each time you add a new row of clouds will prevent a repeated pattern.

 

Stampin' Up! Bella & Friends Stamp Set

 

Easy to do and looks so good.

 

The Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies are as popular as they are beautiful. And now you know how to use the scraps from the border die to make your own cloud stencil!

 

Order them with the coordinating Floral Phrases Stamp Set and save 10% on both in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

 

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Making clouds is an easy way to make your handmade cards more attractive. And a great cloud stencil just might found in your scraps!

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Jar of Love filled with flowers!

A canning jar filled with flowers is a sign Stampin' Up! Jar of Love filled with flowersthat summer is in full swing. You can almost smell the flowers with my pretty Jar of Love filled with flowers card.

Unless you paint them, every canning jar I’ve ever seen was made of clear or lightly tinted glass. Either of which you can see the flower stems.
So you could see the stems in the jar partially filled with water (the water stamp is part of the Jar of Love Stamp Set!), I stamped the canning jar on White Vellum Cardstock and die-cut it with a die from the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. I then used the same die to die-cut Whisper White Cardstock to place behind the jar and die-cut stems in order for the jar to stand out against the Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Stamp Set 
Like how the canning jar looks like it’s setting on a table runner or something similar? The stamp is from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set.
Stampin' Up! Jar of Love and Timeless Textures Stamp Sets
And those flowers! There are also Framelits dies for the included in the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. They were easy to line up over the stamped images and quick to die-cut a bouquet.
Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Stamp Set
 
There are canning jars in three sizes with coordinating dies for each. There are more stamps and dies in the set to use to fill your canning jars. And, of course, all the ideas you have to fill them. There are also greetings including some fun puns! 
You’ll have a blast creating with the Jar of Love and coordinating Everyday Jar Framelits Dies. But only it’s part of your collection. That’s easy to do. Order Jar of Love now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!
All the supplies to make my pretty Jar of Love card are pictured right under the card measurements and are linked into my online store.
Jar of Love Card Measurements
  • 4-1/4″ x 11″ Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ So Saffron Cardstock
  • 3″ x 4-1/2″ Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
  • 2-1/2 x 2-3/4″ Vellum Cardstock (to stamp and die-cut)
  • 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ Whisper White Cardstock (to die-cut)
  • scrap pieces of Whisper White to stamp and die-cut flowers and leaves

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Easy and Elegant Floral Phrases Card

Do you think it’s possible to make elegant greeting cards using just stamps, ink and paper? Watch my card video tutorial to see how I made an easy and elegant Stampin’ Up! Floral Phrases card!

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Sometimes the simplest card designs are the ones that catch our eye. Not necessarily because we’re looking for easy card ideas, but because there is a lot of elegance in simplicity. It’s just a big bonus when we realize the card is elegant AND easy.

Easy and Elegant Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases CardIn the card tutorial video I showed the coordinating set of Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. When you order the Floral Phrases Bundle (Floral Phrases Stamp Set & Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies), it’s priced to save you 10% on both for the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog sales period!

Just announced this morning is a special starting Thursday, July 7  and runs through July 31. For every $50 product purchase in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com or over the phone 702-513-9997 you’ll receive a $5 bonus coupon emailed to you to use on your order for Stampin’ Up! products placed August 2-31, 2016!

Very important: Be sure the email in your online profile is correct. An email will be sent with all the bonus coupons you earn for each order. The emails cannot be resent. Save the email and also write it down (you know how technology can be) so you will have it for your August order.

Place your order for Stampin’ Up! products with me in July 2016, and I’ll send you one of my easy and elegant Floral Phrases thank you cards!

Easy and Elegant Floral Phrases Card Supplies

 

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Just stamps, ink and paper is all it took to make my easy and elegant Floral Phrases card.

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My sweet pink Baby Bear card

My mom has many more talents than being a Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Card master gardener. She made a soft pink teddy bear for me when I was a teenager. Pink because it was then, and still is, my favorite color. When I saw the new Stampin’ Up! Baby Bear Stamp Set it told me it wanted to come to my house to stay and play. My soft pink teddy bear modeled for me so I could make my sweet pink Baby Bear card.

They are both so sweet in soft pink.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Card

All that great detail and shading you see was made with three stamps stamped right on top of each other. Stampin’ Up! calls this a two-step stamp set because it takes at least two steps to complete the image. In this case it’s three.

Pink Pirouette is virtually a perfect match to my homemade teddy bear. To keep the stamped bear as soft as the stuffed bear, I used Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin’ Pad ink for all three stamps. When using one color, typically you’d stamp the solid stamp after first stamping on scrap paper to lighten the ink. The technique is called stamping off.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Stamp Set

That technique just won’t work for this card. Pink Pirouette is a pretty soft color, it’s too light if stamped off first. Instead I stamped all three stamps full strength. That worked well in keeping the teddy bear in soft pink and allow for all the detail and shading. That’s because when stamping the same color on the same color it gets deeper.

My soft pink teddy bear has a mauve bow but I felt I needed to use a darker color for some contrast. My pretty blue bow is in the new Dapper Denim. The bow is also a two-step image. The solid bow stamp was stamped off first.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Stamp Set

My close up of my sweet Baby Bear card is a bit washed out. The color is deeper in person. But I wanted you to see the blue behind my pink bear. A circle was die-cut out of Dapper Denim Cardstock with the largest of the new Layering Circle Framelits Dies. The blue showing through the Delicate White Doily made the bear stand out and not blend in. 

The Baby Bear Stamp Set also said it wants to come play and stay at your house too! Order the Baby Bear Stamp Set now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

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Copying this Swirly Bird card wasn’t as easy as expected

 The samples of the Swirly Bird Stamp Set in the Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Catalog Sample Card 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog are so cute and look simple to make. But copying this Swirly Bird card wasn’t quite as easy as expected.

Liking everything about the Swirly Bird card sample, I wanted to use the same colors. I die-cut the large swirl in Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. It wasn’t until I figured out the washi tape was from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape that I realized the pink is Watermelon Wonder. Anyone need a large die-cut Flirty Flamingo swirl?  :)

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird Card Catalog SampleBelieving I had all the same colors, it was time to stamp. It was obvious AFTER I stamped all three swirls and set the die-cut swirls on top that I should have stamped off. Time to trim another piece of cardstock.

Neither of those were the end of the world. But it did take extra time and cardstock to make the simple card. Time I would have rather been using to copy the other two Swirly Bird card samples. I found myself wishing before I started copying the card idea that I had a list of supplies and measurements. Directions would have also been nice to know to get the same color contrast I’d need to stamp off first.

Card subscription program www.hasslefreecards.comThis experience confirmed why I provide my Hassle-Free Cards subscribers and Stamping Playground members with all the measurements and supplies for my exclusive card designs. Your time is valuable. My desire is for you to spend more of your stamping time actually stamping and not guessing at colors and sizes.

Last year I added step-by-step directions to make Hassle-Free Card ideas. You would have known to stamp off first and saved cardstock. :)

Stamping Playground membership siteIf you enjoy my instructional card videos and prefer to learning by watching instead of reading, a better fit for you may be being a member of Stamping Playground. You’ll get the measurements, supplies AND get to watch me make the card! There’s a new video every week that is added to the growing  library of over 60 exclusive videos!

Many love getting my card ideas so much that they’ve subscribed to both my Hassle-Free Cards and Stamping Playground! The card ideas for each are created just for that program. You’re invited to try one or both. Save yourself time and cardstock with the measurements and supplies provided for you.

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How to emboss any Stampin’ Up! color tutorial video!

How many times have you wished you could emboss with the exclusive the Stampin’ Up! colors? That’s exactly what I’m demonstrating for you with my Best Birds card. Watch to see how easy it is to do and learn about my colorful special offer through June 30, 2016 only!

Click to watch my how to emboss any Stampin’ Up! colors tutorial video here if the video is not displaying properly on your device.

All the supplies to make my 2016-2018 In Color combination Best Birds card are listed lower on the page.

Sample of how my 2015-2017 In Color Combination Sheets lookIn my tutorial video you learned that I’ve created 10 unique color combinations for each of the 5 new 2016-2018 In Colors for 50 (that’s fifty!) color combinations! To the right is an example only of how my In Color Sheets look after filled with butterflies punched out of the listed color. Blackberry Bliss is from the 2014-2016 In Colors.

Through June 30, 2016, when you place your $75 or more Stampin’ Up! order with me (online or over the phone 702-513-9997), you’ll receive my 2016-2018 In Color Combination Sheets with 50 color combinations for FREE! Just print and fill to have 50 different ways to use your 2016-2018 In Colors at your fingertips!

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2016-2018 In Color Combination Best Birds Card Supplies

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