Inspiration in the Mail ~ July Online Class

You have got to see my July Inspiration in the Mail! There are four great cards that use new products from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog. The cards are designed for ladies and gents so you will have ideas to meet all your needs.

 

Check out the details and sign up for this class by clicking the photo below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seaside Notions with In Good Taste dsp

Hello Everyone ~ I played with a designer series paper and stamp set for my Seaside Notions with In Good Taste dsp card.

I spent most of the day in my studio.  I managed to get a lot of it organized and cleaned up.  I still have my table to work on and I will do that today.  I managed to unload 3 bins and then consolidate what was left into 1.  I want to go through my craft fair bins and see if I can consolidate them.  I’m not sure if there will be any craft fairs this Fall but my guess is there will not so I want to consolidate my supplies.  I also got my 4th of July decorations up inside and outside the house.  Not a lot but it does look festive.

Today I am going to work on my table and some of the things I brought home from my sister’s.  I also want to work on my cards for my blog for next week.  I will work on the table some and then reward myself by designing some.  I also need to dust mop the house.  Looks like it will be a busy day.

I was inspired my good friend Tina Newberry for today’s card.  She posted a great card with this layout but she had used the Brick & Mortar embossing folder.  I used the same layout but decided to use some of the In Good Taste dsp.  Here is the video showing how I created the Seaside Notions with In Good Taste dsp.

 

Features of the Card

  • Seaside Notions
  • card base ~ Crumb Cake – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Granny Apple Green ~ scrap to cut out the seaweed
  • Seaside Spray ~ large enough to go behind the circle
  • Whisper White ~ scraps to stamp on
  • Smooth Sailing Dies
  • Layering Circles dies
  • Pearls

 

Would you ever put this paper with these sea creatures? I love pairing stamp sets and designer series paper you would not expect to use together. See the video as to how I created the Seaside Notions with In Good Taste dsp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This adorable seahorse was use for my Seaside Notions with In Good Taste dsp. See the video as to how to make the cute card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other ideas for nautical themed cards.

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Ornate Borders Friend

Hello Everyone ~ I have another idea using a great border die with my share of the Ornate Borders Friend card.

Wow yesterday I was very busy.  We walked in the morning then went to water aerobics.  Afterwards we floated around in the pool for a while.  When I got home I cleaned my bathroom then I had a consultation with a new hair dresser.  Afterwards I went grocery shopping for a few things I forgot the other day.  By the time I got home and finished up the bathroom it was dinner time.  I can’t believe how quickly the day went by.

Today I don’t have anywhere that I have to go.  I do have my Facebook Live tonight so I will get set up for that.  I also want to spend some time in my studio cleaning and organizing.  I have to go through my cards and send them out to clear out some of them.  If I have time I may make a couple birthday cards as 2 people in the development have birthday’s this month so I want to get cards ready to send out.

I posted a card on Pinterest last month that was very popular.  It used a border die and was a clean and simple card.  I decided to use the die again with another die for today’s card.  I also used the cut out from the border die to decorate the sentiment die.  Here is the Ornate Borders Friend idea.

Features of the card

  • Daisy Lane
  • card base ~ Sahara Sand – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White panel ~ 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black strip ~ 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Misty Moonlight ~ scrap big enough to die cut
  • Flowers for Every Season ribbon combo pack ~ the Misty Moonlight and white twine
  • Ornate Borders dies
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies

This clean and simple card uses several dies. I even used the cut outs from the border die to decorate the sentiment die. Check out the Ornate Borders Friend card to see what I used to create it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used one of the dies from the card front to add some ink to the envelope and inside panel. Don't miss seeing the card front for the Ornate Borders Friend card to see how I used this die cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other ideas using the different edge dies from the Ornate Borders set.

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am anxious to get my studio organized so I can use the organizing things I brought back with me.  Have a Great Day, don’t forget about my Facebook Live tonight, and wasn’t the color combo I used on my Ornate Borders Friend card a great one?

 

 

 

Wonderful Wednesday Poppy Flower

Hello Everyone ~ my Wonderful Wednesday Poppy Flower card is so cute and uses designer series paper you would not think of as feminine.

I got my free tutorial for customers completed yesterday, my newsletter tutorial completed, my Facebook Live card for tomorrow evening completed, and my Inspiration in the Mail ~ online card class photos taken.  I even went to the recycling center and the grocery store.  I was glad I got so much completed.

Today our water aerobics class begins.  I am going and will social distance.  Whether I continue to participate will be determined by the number of people who show up.  If a lot show up I will not go.  I am hoping not that many show up.  After the class I will be working on my classroom for my Inspiration in the Mail as registration opens today.  I also need to pull out my 4th of July decorations and put them up and out.

We had a stamp-a-long on the NC Demo Facebook Group.  I did a Facebook Live for the card I am sharing below.  I chose to use the Painted Poppies stamp set with the In Good Taste designer series paper.  This paper is normally thought of as one to use for masculine cards.  I love the pattern I chose to make this feminine card.  Check out my Wonderful Wednesday Poppy Flower creation.

 

Features of the card

  • Painted Poppies
  • card base ~ Real Red – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gray Granite panel ~ 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • In Good Taste designer series paper ~ 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Vellum ~ large enough to cut out the Stitched Circle
  • Polka Dot tulle ribbon

This masculine designer series paper is perfect for the pretty feminine flower bud. Get the details for the Wonderful Wednesday Poppy Flower card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this cute poppy image. It is the perfect size for a panel on the front of the card. Check out the Wonderful Wednesday Poppy Flower creation to see how I used it with some masculine designer series paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other ideas for the Painted Poppies stamp set.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  This will be my first time at the pool.  I hope the water is warm as I hate it when it is cold.  I shiver and shake if it is cold and it takes me a while to get used to the temperature.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and wasn’t the Wonderful Wednesday Poppy Flower card adorable?

 

 

 

Floral Essence Little Hello

Hello Everyone ~ I colored some vellum for my Floral Essence Little Hello creation.

My Facebook Live was a success.  I showed the ladies how to take a large die cut image and make 2 cards from the one die.  I had seen the technique done using the Blossoms dies and decided to see if another large die I had would work.  It did and I was so excited.  If you want to see the Facebook Live, you can see it at this link.

Facebook Live

After I did the Facebook Live I worked on my July Inspiration in the Mail ~ online card class.  I am all set to open registration on July 1. Today I will be finalizing all the details for this class.  Be looking for that post and check out the next class!

I need to work on newsletter tutorial and my thanks for your order tutorial.  That will take a while as making the card is not a problem but writing the tutorial takes some time.  I have to make sure I don’t miss any steps!

Today’s card was inspired by a card I saw online from another company.  You know me if I see something I like I try to make it using Stampin’ Up supplies.  Here is the Floral Essence Little Hello creation.

Features of the card

  • Floral Essence
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Tasteful Textile embossing folder
  • Leaf punch ~ retired
  • White embossing powder

Have you colored on vellum? It is a great way to get translucent images that match your colors. The Floral Essence Little Hello used some vellum I colored with alcohol markers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This flower is a great one to use to color on vellum. Check out my Floral Essence Little Hello to see a cute idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love heat embossing images.  Check out these other ideas which use heat embossing.

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation