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Clean and Simple Sweetbriar Rose Card Tutorial

Outline stamps have to be colored in, right? Not so! Watch to learn how to make my simply pretty clean and simple Sweetbriar Rose card!

Watch my clean and simple Sweetbriar Rose card tutorial here if the video is not displaying properly on your device.

Stampin' Up! Sweetbriar Rose Card in Mint MacaronThe beauty of a detailed outline stamp like Sweetbriar Rose is it looks pretty on your handstamped cards colored in or stamped in one solid color.  Look how pretty it is stamped in Mint Macaron.

Sweetbriar Rose is retiring at the end of the month. So, too, is the Trust God Stamp Set. The “Each one of us is God’s special work of art” is one of the stamps in the set. Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available to order only through May 22. After that they will be available to order only while supplies last!

The 1″ Dotted Lace Trim in all five of the 2015-2017 In Colors is one of the prettiest ribbons Stampin’ Up! has ever carried. The 15-17 In Colors will be with us one more year, but sadly the gorgeous 1″ Dotted Lace Trim is retiring and now available only while supplies last. The good news is as of recording my card tutorial video and this post, the 1″ Dotted Lace Trim is still available in ALL five colors! Two are even on sale for 30% off!

Let’s look at my clean and simple Sweetbriar Rose card in the other four 15-17 In Colors.

Delightful Dijon

Stampin' Up! Sweetbriar Rose Card in Delightful Dijon

Tip Top Taupe

Stampin' Up! Sweetbriar Rose Card in Tip Top Taupe

Watermelon Wonder

Stampin' Up! Sweetbriar Rose Card in Watermelon Wonder

Cucumber Crush

Stampin' Up! Sweetbriar Rose Card in Cucumber Crush

Want to add Sweetbriar Rose and Trust God to your stamp collection? Order them before it’s too late in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

All the supplies to make my simply pretty Sweetbriar Rose card are pictured below. All the retiring products are noted so you don’t miss out!

Clean and Simple Sweetbriar Rose Card Supplies

Sweetbriar Rose Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$13.00
Save 20%
$11.20
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

Trust God Clear Stamp Set

$15.00
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

Trust God Wood Stamp Set

$20.00
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace Trim

$6.00
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

Delightful Dijon 1" Dotted Lace Trim

$6.00
Save 30%
$4.20
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim

$6.00
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim

$6.00
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

Cucumber Crush 1" Dotted Lace Trim

$6.00
Save 30%
$4.20
through May 31, 2016 unless supplies run out first!

2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock & Classic Stampin’ Pads Kit

$32.50
The special bundle price is available only through May 31, 2016!

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

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Stamp with one of the 2015-2017 In Colors to make a clean and simple Sweetbriar Rose card!

 

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Make a new baby card to coordinate with your gift!

Diaper BagThis is the diaper bag the new mom wants. Gray has been popular for baby showers, decorating and for baby gifts too. As a cardmaker, you can make a new baby card to coordinate with your gift!

Selecting the card colors was very easy. The bag is undoubtedly Basic Gray with Whisper White trim and stripes. The green is quite close to Mint Macaron. Know what is Mint Macaron and stripes? The 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper!

Diaper Bag Bow

With the colors selected and striped paper, the card design was starting to come together. The giggle was probably audible when I realized it was possible to coordinate with the polka dot bow too! Dots for Days Stamp in Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad ink on Whisper White Cardstock and then punched with the Bow Builder Punch.

Stampin' Up! Bow Builder Punch

Just had to snap a picture before continuing because the baby card was already looking so sharp. The polka dot bow is fabulous!

The coordination continues by stamping B A B Y in the diaper bag colors with the Stampin’ Up! What’s Your Type? Stamp Set. Seriously, isn’t this fantastic?!

Stampin' Up! What's Your Type Card

The Big News Stamp Set looks like it was made for the inside of my 6″ x 6″ folded size baby card.

Stampin' Up! Big News Stamp Set

Look at the specially designed baby card and diaper bag together.

Stampin' Up! What's Your Type Stamp Set

Next, the envelope. Thankfully a friend asked if I had considered using my Envelope Punch Board. Somehow the thought was stuff in my head because my baby card is 6″ x 6″ I’d need paper larger than 12″ x 12″.  That could not have been any more wrong. All that was needed was a 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ piece. The 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets. Perfect.

Envelope Punch Board

It was a lot of fun to make a baby card that coordinated so incredibly well with the gift. All the supplies to make my baby card are pictured below. When you click on the products you’d like to order you’ll be taken to my online store.

Several of the cardmaking products are retiring with soon to be over 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. The good news is you can pick up ALL of them at a discount!

The 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper is now available only while supplies last. The stamp sets are guaranteed available only through May 22. After that they, too, will become available only while supplies last! Place your order now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

Baby Card Supplies


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Cardmakers get to make a new baby card to coordinate with the gift!

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Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die great for card backgrounds!

Seeing the Stampin’ Up! Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set on the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories List reminded me of a hand stamped card from a couple of years ago. For Throwback Thursday we’ll revisit my Six-Sided Sampler card and see how the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die is great for card backgrounds.

Stampin' Up! Six-Sided Sampler www.stampingsmiles.comThis handstamped card idea also has stamped and punched hexagons from the retiring Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and coordinating Hexagon Punch. Each hexagon has a different pattern or sampler of patterns.

To use the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die for a background, die-cut a piece of cardstock to use as stencil and then softly sponge in some color with some hexagons darker than others.

The attractive color combination is Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz and Smoky Slate.

Both Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die are soon going to be retired from the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. and no longer available to purchase. But not quite yet.

As of today, April 28, 2016 both are available to order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com. Retiring accessories are available only while supplies last! If you’d like to have the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, you need to order is ASAP.

While the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set is guaranteed available through May 22, the coordinating Hexagon Punch is also available only while supplies last. Order in the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle and save 15% on both if you order before the punch sells out.

The card supplies are pictured below. Click on the items you want and be taken into my online store to purchase them.

Retiring Six-Sided Sampler Card Supplies

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See? The Hexagon Hive Thinlints Die is great for card backgrounds!

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Easy and elegant Everything Eleanor card

Would you like an incredibly easy way to add elegance to your hand stamped cards? You’ll see with my easy and elegant Everything Eleanor card how you can.

Easy and elegant Everything Eleanor cardMy easy and elegant card idea uses three very popular retiring items – Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, Bird Builder Punch and Petite Pairs Stamp Set

The beautiful swirl of the Stampin’ Up! Everything Eleanor Stamp Set can be used so many different ways! One card used it as wind on a winter card. Creative and quite pretty. Another idea I just love is pairing it with the Work of Art Stamp Set. You can see the stunning and easy card here.
The Bird Builder Punch is used on projects as much for the bird as it has the branch! The branch makes great leaves for our flowers. The punch has also been used for some fun punch art projects. Have you seen it used to create a mustache, eye brows and nose? Click here for a good chuckle. Or a roasted turkey? Click here, it looks so good it will make you
hungry! 
It’s rare to have a punch that is so versatile that it takes on the personality of the products used with it. Look at the elegance of it used with the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set.
Easy and elegant Everything Eleanor Stamp Set
The retiring bird is so pretty perched on the retiring beautiful silver embossed swirl. The shiny silver embossing coordinates perfectly with the also retiring shiny silver stripes of the Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.
The small, black checked border on either side of the Whisper White Cardstock is from one the retiring rolls of Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape. It was quick and easy to use and provided the finishing touch for my elegant handmade greeting card.
The “Best Wishes” stamped in black is from the also retiring Petite Pairs Stamp Set. Perfect for those times you want to add a greeting but don’t have much space for one. Each of the nine greetings has a sentiment stamp too!

All the card making products to make my Everything Eleanor card are pictured below and linked to my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.

Remember retiring accessories are available only while supplies last! Place your order now for retiring products before they sell out too!

Easy and elegant Everything Eleanor card supplies

Builder Bird Punch

$18.00
Retiring! Available only while supplies last!

Petite Pairs Wood Stamp Set

$29.00
Retiring!

Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

$11.00
Retiring! Available only while supplies last!

Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$7.00
Retiring! Available only while supplies last!

Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape

$8.00
Retiring! Available only while supplies last!

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

You are also welcome to call me at 702-513-9997 to have me place your order for you.

 

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Now you’ve seen how you to make my easy and elegant Everything Eleanor card. Did you order everything you need?

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Use ribbon for the finishing touch on handmade cards!

Do sometimes find your hand stamped greeting cards are need just a little something more to dress them up? Use ribbon for the finishing touch on handmade cards!

Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand Lace TrimThese three handstamped cards from the Founder’s Circle Swap are excellent examples of how ribbon provided an elegant touch that made each card look just right. Trying imagining how different each would look without it.

Look at the gorgeous Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim on this handmade card with equally gorgeous Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper. The ribbon also added balance to the card.

Next we have a sweet strip of Venetian Crochet Trim on this Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves card. The cream color looks fantastic with the Very Vanilla Cardstock for the maple leaf and card base. Did you see the how the little touch of tying Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine around the stem of the leaf?

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Card

The third card used the Tip Top Taupe 1″ Dotted Lace Trim and Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine on this very pretty Stampin’ Up! You’ve Got This card.

Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim

All four of the ribbons featured on these pretty handmade cards are being retired and available only while supplies last! Now that you’ve fallen in love with them, I’ve got some fantastic news. Three of the four are discounted up to 40% off in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

All these ribbons are exclusive to Stampin’ Up! Order now before they are sold out and gone for good!

Featured 2016 Retiring Stampin’ Up! Ribbons

Sahara Sand 7/8" (2.2 Cm) Lace Trim

$7.00
Only $4.90 while supplies last!

Venetian Crochet Trim

$7.00
Only $4.20 while supplies last!

Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim

$6.00
Only while supplies last!

Gold Baker's Twine

$3.50
Only $2.45 while supplies last!

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It’s so easy to use ribbon for the finishing touch on handmade cards!

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Throwback Thursday to My Floral Frame Framelits Card

Almost two years ago to the date I posted my timeless Floral Frame Framelits card I posted. Timeless, that is, if you have the Floral Frame Framelits Dies!

Stampin' Up! Floral Frames Clean & Simple CardTwo years ago I made these cards to show off with the then retiring In Color Designer Series Paper and ribbon. The beauty of this handstamped card is it’s  easy to adapt with the 2015-2017 In Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack or pretty papers with small prints you already have.

The small “Sending may Thanks” stamp in the center is from the also retiring Petite Pairs Stamp Set. It’s a great stamp set. It has sentiments for each of the nine greeting stamps!

The Floral Frame Framelits have been with us for several years. But now they are going to retire with the end of the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. Maybe even sooner because retiring accessories are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

This is Throwback Thursday, so instead of going on about these handmade cards, you can click here to watch my tutorial video on how to make this clean and simple card.

If you want to make my timeless cards but will need the Floral Frame Framelits Dies, order them now in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com before the sell out!

Retiring Products for My Floral Frame Framelits Card

Floral Frames Framelits Die

$27.00
Available only while supplies last!

Petite Pairs Clear Stamp Set

$21.00
Guaranteed available only through May 22!

Petite Pairs Wood Stamp Set

$29.00
Guaranteed available only through May 22!


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Make timeless handstamped cards with the Floral Frame Framelits Dies!

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Retiring Happy Home is making one big scene!

The Happy Scenes Stamp Set has three scene stamps you can have one showing through the die-cut window of the coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies. So cool! I made a card using one of the scenes in the background with a view from the outside in. You can see this fun card here. Mixed it a bit for a new card idea. The retiring Happy Home is making one big scene!

I’ve also used this set alone. Did you see the video where I paired it with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set for each of the three scenes? If you missed it, watch it here.
 
All of those were a lot of fun to make. This time I wanted to do something quite different. I keep staring at the stamp set until the idea popped into my head of seeing if I could make one big scene with all three of the Stampin’ Up! Happy Home scene stamps. I did and here it is!
Retiring Stampin' Up! Happy Home Card 
The three came together so well! Unless you are incredible at lining up stamps, you will want to use a stamp positioning tool like the Stamp-a-ma-jig to create your one big scene.
 
Everything was watercolored using an Aqua Painter, the large one for the grass and sky and the smaller for everything else, with the Classic Stampin’ Pads pictured below with all the supplies to make this card.
 
A template for the sun was made by using the 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch a hole in a scrap piece of cardstock. I then used the template and a Stamping Sponge with Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad to create a sun.
 
The pretty green decoration along the bottom is a strip Cucumber Crush washi tape from the retiring Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape and also retiring Cucumber Crush 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.

Two notes about Retiring Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sets and Accessories:

  • Stampin’ Up! will keep manufacturing Retiring Stamp Sets through May 22. After that they will be available while supplies last or through May 31, whichever comes
    first! 
  • Retiring Accessories are available only while supplies last or May 31! If you want to purchase any retiring accessories (punches, dies, ribbon, Designer Series Paper and more), please order quickly. Some accessories have already sold out!
Place your retiring stamp sets and retiring accessories order in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com
You are also welcome to call me at 702-513-9997 to have me place your order for you.
 

One Big Scene Happy Home Card Supplies

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How fun! The retiring Happy Home is making one big scene using all three of the scene stamps together!

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Wink of Stella in ALL the Stampin’ Up! colors!

Sounds good to be able to coordinate Wink of Stella with your other Stampin’ Up! color products. But how in the world when all you can find are the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in the Occasions Catalog? Read on to learn how to have Wink of Stella in ALL the Stampin’ Up! colors.

Wink of Stella Glitter BrushThe answer is Classic Stampin’ Pad Ink Refills! Mix with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color in any Stampin’ Up! color of your choice!
 
Shake your glitter brush then squeeze a small amount onto a non-porous surface. I used a clear-mount block. 

 

Wink of Stella on Clear Mount Block

Add a drop of ink refill color.
Adding Ink to Wink of Stella
Blend with tip of Wink of Stella Brush.
Mixing Refill into Wink of Stella
Brush onto your cardstock. 
Brushing on Colored Wink of Stella
Adding ink refill to Wink of Stella did not cause the stamped images to run or blur. Yeah!
 
 Colored Wink of Stella Close Up
Look at that Mint Macaron glimmer! 
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics Stamp Set
To color with Wink of Stella in any color, order a Clear Wink of Stella Brush and Classic Ink Refills in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com!

Butterfly Basics Card Supplies

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How fun to be able to have Wink of Stella in ALL the Stampin’ Up! colors!

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Pretty Botanical Builder Framelits Card!

The burnt orange, warm yellow and mint flowers are quite attractive together in the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. To mix things up, I went to purple flowers for a pretty Botanical Builder Framelits card.

Pretty Botanical Builder Framelits CardThe Elegant Eggplant flower sure looks pretty with the Mossy Meadow and Old Olive greens of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.

Instead of die-cutting the leaves and placing them on top of the card front, I die-cut leaves into the card front to provide some dimension. Because I didn’t add Stampin’ Dimensionals between the front of the card and the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper showing through, it would have looked pretty much the same had I simply die-cut the flowers and placed them on top. Isn’t that how it goes sometimes?

Pretty Botanical Builder Framelits Card

All the die-cuts used on my handmade greeting card are part of the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. It’s an amazing set of dies. It wasn’t until I die-cut the fern like leaves did I realize how delicate and pretty they are.

Pretty Botanical Builder Framelits Card

Only the centers of the sweet small flowers on the lower left were not created from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. For those the 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch made those out of Crushed Curry Cardstock. Little touches like that make a card.

We’re waiting for the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Retiring List (Monday, April 18, 1PM MT). Will we see the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies on that list? Just don’t know. But I do know is if they are and you are wanting to have both before they retire, place your order immediately! Why? Because accessories, which includes everything that is not a stamp set, will be only while supplies last. The most popular accessories have been known to sell out very quickly.

It’s pretty much a given the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper will be on the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Retiring Accessories List. If it is, it will be only while supplies last too.

If order both the stamp set and coordinating Framelits Dies, be sure to order the Botanical Blooms Bundle and save 15% on both in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com! You’ll find just the Framelits and the bundle pictured below. Click on the one you prefer to order.

Botanical Builders Framelits Card

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You need the dies if you want to make my pretty Botanical Builders Framelits card.

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Pretty in pink Grateful Bunch card

All these April showers (even snow showers for some) are to bring us May flowers. Treat yourself to a new flower stamp set so you can make this pretty in pink Grateful Bunch card!

Pretty in pink Grateful Bunch cardWhat do we love more than flower stamps? Flower stamps with a coordinating punch that saves us time trying to cut the perfect border around each flower! The punched flowers from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set make this pretty card even prettier with the added dimension. 

 

The soft hexagon background was made by using a Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die die-cut piece of cardstock as a stencil, very much like I did for my clean and simple rose card. The ability to use our Thinlits
dies as stencils adds to how we can use them for a variety of projects.
 

2015-2017 In Color Combinations

Isn’t this a pretty color combination? The Tip Top Taupe / Melon Mambo / Sahara Sand combo is just one of my 50 custom color combinations from my 2015-2017 In Color Combinations e-book! It’s like the now retired Color Coach on steroids for the 2015-2017 In Colors!

 
Wish you knew how to mix and match 2015-2017 In Colors with more than each other? Click here to order my 2015-2017 In Color Combinations e-book!

Grateful Bunch Card Supplies

Big Shot

$110.00

The Grateful Bunch Stamp Set and coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch is from the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. Be sure to order the bundle to save 15% on both! IF they carry over to the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, the bundle price will no longer be available.

 

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Make blue, purple, yellow or pretty in pink Grateful Bunch cards.

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