On the CASE: The CASE of the Masculine Birthday Card

masculine birthday

Nicole and I are back On the CASE. Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we do. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free tutorials included in our posts.  Today’s edition features a CASE of the En Route masculine birthday card.

En Route
Masculine Birthday Card
Annual Catalog Page 53

Let’s be perfectly honest.  The Best Route Suite was NOT one which was calling my name.  There were other suites who topped my Wish List.  However, one day as I was making my way from Delightfully Detailed to Tropical Chic in the catalog, I took time to really look at this suite. While it is what I would call a masculine set, the sentiments could be used for anyone.  The samples are amazing…and so appropriate for graduations, promotions, and birthdays…especially when paired with the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack.  So I bought it all.  The paper, the enamel shapes, the textured impressions embossing folder, the washi tape, and of course, the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack.  I hope you enjoy today’s CASE of a card which is perfect for a masculine birthday or a graduation.

Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: En Route
Paper: Berry Bushel Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 7″), Best Route Memories & More Card Pack
Ink: Berry Bushel
Other:  Best Route Enamel Shapes, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch,  SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Blueberry Bushel cardstock at 3-1/2″ to form the card base.

2.  Ink the Globe image in Blueberry Bushel, and stamp both edges of the card base as shown.

masculine card

3.  Cut the 4″ x 6″ Gray Granite Best Route Memories & More card down to 4″ x 3-1/2″ and adhere to the card base.

masculine card

4.  Cut the “Street Map” circle card from the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack down to 3-15/16″ x 3-1/2″.

masculine card

5.  Adhere two Pineapple Punch banners from the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack on top of the white circle.

masculine card

6.  Using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, punch the sentiment from the Memories & More card, as shown.  Add on top of the circle/banners using dimensionals.

masculine birthday

masculine birthday

Adhere to the card base.

masculine birthday

7.  Trim down the Let’s Celebrate sentiment, which is found in the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack, and adhere to the card as shown.

masculine birthday

8.  Add 4 Best Route Enamel stars above the sentiment.

masculine birthday

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Today’s card is an excellent example of how easy it is to create adorable cards using Memories & More card packs.  There may be several steps, but they are easy-peasy.   Difficulty Level:  2 out of 5

#SUontheCASE

Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!On the CASE: Picnic with YouNow head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!  I know what she has CASED…and you will be delighted!

Ready to get On this CASE?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

July: KGHTWDME

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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FF0012 Friendship Day and/or Yellow

friendship card

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0012, we are celebrating Friendship Day with a Yellow twist. You can create a card to celebrate Friendship Day, which happens to be August 5, or you can create a card or project that has the color yellow, or you can combine both! Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us! We would love to have you play along!

Friendship Card

friendship Card

Colors of the Day – Card 1
Colors of the Day – Card 2
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I actually created two cards using the same layout.  The first card features a fun pattern from the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Pack, while the second card features a floral pattern from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Friendship Card

Both of them use a sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  “Cheater” bows and rhinestones are the only embellishments.  After all, with papers this pretty,  there is no need to add a lot of extras.

friendship card

I love the bold design of the first card, and the feminine elegance of the second.

friendship cardThis layout is perfect for any paper and coordinating ribbon, and it is definitely quick and easy.  I know I will be creating several more of these for my friends using the gorgeous papers Stampin’ Up! offers.

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.  If you do not wish to create a Friendship Day project, you could create a card or project featuring the color yellow.  We offer alternatives for every challenge.  Plus, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own easy ice cream card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

July:  KGHTWDME

Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.

As always, if you have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

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Price: $110.00

On the CASE: Botanical Bliss Friendship Card

friendship card

Nicole and I are back On the CASE. Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we do. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free tutorials included in our posts.  Today’s edition features a CASE of Botanical Bliss’s elegant friendship card.

Botanical Bliss
Friendship Card
Annual Catalog Page 20

friendship card

Botanical Bliss was one of the first bundles I placed on my Annual Catalog Wish List, and one of the first ones I purchased. There were  two reasons why.  One reason was the “friend” sentiment which was included in the set.  The gorgeous tags which could be created with the Botanical Tags Thinlets were the second reason.  This elegant friendship card features both the sentiment and one of the thinlit die cuts.  Enjoy!

friendship card

Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Botanical Bliss (Bundle includes Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies)
Paper:  Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (Two pieces: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″),  Whisper White Cardstock (3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″), Gold Glimmer Paper (scraps), Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″), Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack (4″ x 6″), Whisper White Large Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark
Other:  Big Shot, Botanical Tags Thinlits dies,  Stitched Shapes Framelits,  Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Banner Triple Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Ink the flower image from Botanical Bliss with Mint Macaron, and stamp off once. Randomly stamp onto the lower left side of the 4″ x 6″ Mint Macaron Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card.  Repeat several  times on the lower left and upper right side of the card.

Adhere to the front of a 4″ x 6″ Whisper White Memories and More card base.

friendship card

2.  Use the Banner Triple Punch to create a banner from the designer paper.  Adhere to the card base as shown using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

friendship card

3.  Use an Embossing Buddy to dust a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Ink the vine image with VersaMark, and heat emboss with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Stamp the “friend” sentiment in Tranquil Tide.  Die cut out using the second largest Oval Stitched Shapes framelit.

friendship card
4.  Die cut two Gold Glimmer Paper vines.

friendship card

5. Die cut two Soft Sea Foam flowers.

friendship card

6.  Adhere the flowers and vines as shown.  Add the oval, popping it up on dimensionals.

friendshhip card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Today’s card involves heat embossing, die cutting, and stamping off.  None of these techniques are difficult…merely time consuming.   Difficulty Level:  3 out of 5

#SUontheCASE

Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!On the CASE: Picnic with YouNow head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!  What she has CASED is fabulous…and you will be delighted!

Ready to get On this CASE?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

July: KGHTWDME

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Price: $110.00

Stamp Review Crew: Tropical Chic Edition

Tropical Chic

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Tropical Chic Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want. This week we are featuring the Tropical Chic stamp set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from my good friend,  Mike Funke.  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Charlet Mallett.

Tropical Chic Thank You Card

Tropical Chic Thank You

There’s no doubt about it … Tropical Chic is one of my favorite sets from the new Annual Catalog.  The coordinating paper, with its lush colors, imparts the feeling of being in a tropical rain forest.  With the coordinating dies, no fussy cutting is needed. I hope you enjoy today’s card.

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The Leaf Cut-Out Die makes creating a background as easy as a tropical breeze.  I layered the Granny Apple Green panel over a simple Gray Granite dotted pattern from the Tropical Escapes Designer Series Paper pack for a quick and easy background that packs a punch.

Tropical Chic Thank YouA cluster of Blushing Bride blossoms, a Granny Apple Green leaf, and Shaded Spruce die cuts provide a striking focal point.

Tropical Chic Thank You

The simple dotted designer paper is the perfect canvas on which to stamp the sentiment, don’t you think?

Tropical Chic Thank YouI was so smitten with this set that I had to CASE one of the catalog samples for one of my On the CASE cards.

Tropical Chic Thank You

You can find the step-by step tutorial on how to create this card HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If would like to try your hand at creating your own Tropical Chic thank you card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.   You will receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

July: KGHTWDME

Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Charlet Mallett to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide EditionStamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

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Price: $110.00

It’s A Celebration – Paper Players 400th Challenge

Watercolored Celebration CardCan you believe it?  The Paper Players are celebrating their 400th challenge! As a former Design Team member, I am so proud to have been asked to create a card this week.  What better way to celebrate than with a watercolored platypus! I hope you enjoy today’s card!

watercolored celebration card

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Doesn’t this adorable little platypus, from the new Postcard Pals stamp set, look like he’s inviting everyone to celebrate? Stampin’ Blend markers were used to color everything except the blue shadow around him. For that, I used Balmy Blue ink and a Blender Pen.

watercolored celebration card

And speaking of celebrating, the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday set seemed perfect for this week’s challenge.

watercolored celebration cardKeeping with the celebration theme, I added a single balloon, punched from Mango Melody Designer Paper and held in place with a Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine string.

watercolored celebration cardA watercolored platypus is not the only watercolored card I have made for The Paper Players.  Eight years ago, for the very first Paper Players challenge, I created this card, which was selected as the very first Headliner. Check out the Winners Post here.

watercolored celebration cardYep, the Paper Players will always hold a special place in my heart.  So come on…won’t you celebrate with us? This very special challenge will run for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to get inky. It’s time to play with The Paper Players!!!

Would you like to create your own card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own watercolored card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

July:  KGHTWDME

Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.

As always, if you have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…
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Price: $110.00

Two Great Promotions from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! Is kicking off July with TWO great promotions!
Starter Kit Promotion July 1 – 31, 2018

Do you have a huge Wish List from the new catalog? Have you been itching to try the new ink pads?  Stampin’ Up! has an offer you can’t refuse! Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! July 1 – 31 and receive a FREE color collection of 10 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads as a bonus!  Choose from 5 Stampin’ Up! color collections.  That’s up to a $75 value!

Two Promotions

Whether you are a hobby stamper or looking to grow a business, I would love to have you join the Schach Pack family of stampers.

10 Ink Pads FREE Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018

  •  $99 Starter Kit:  Choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice.  That’s $26 FREE and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings. Plus during the promotion dates you will receive 10 ink pads free with your Starter Kit.
  • Enjoy a 20 to 25% discount on your personal purchases of Stampin’ Up! products through a minimum of Jan. 31, 2019.  No risk.  No pressure.  No penalty to drop.
  • Each Stampin’ Ink Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (item 150289) is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those as the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • Experience the new colors and the new Ink Pad design.

To join on July 1st, click HERE! I can’t wait to welcome you to the Stampin’ Up! family!

Buy 3 – Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Promotion

During July, buy three packages of select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and get one FREE! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog listed below. You can buy all the same or mix and match!

Two Promotions

two promotions

Nature’s Poem

 

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Twinkle Twinkle

two promotions

Under the Mistletoe

two promotions

Animal Expedition

two promotions

Best Route

two promotions

Petal Promenade

two promotions

Tranquil Textures

two promotions

Garden Impressions

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Tropical Escape

Two Promotions

Wood Textures

There has never been a better time to stock up on paper! This promotion begins July 1st!!!

And if you are looking for a recently retired stamp set, check out my retired sale HERE!

Until next time…
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FF0011 Ice Cream Day Card

easy Ice cream day card
I scream, you scream, we all scream  for ice cream! It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0011, we are celebrating  Ice Cream Day with a Sprinkles twist. You can create a card to celebrate Ice Cream Day, or you can create a card or project with sprinkles,  or you can combine both! Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us! We would love to have you play along!  Who doesn’t want to celebrate Ice Cream Day?

Easy Ice Cream Card

easy ice cream card

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and so it was with today’s card. With my huge retired stamp set sale going on, I had already said good-by to my “ice creamy” sets.  So as I browsed through the catalog in a panic, I stumbled across the Coffee Café stamp set.  Doesn’t that whipped cream remind you of Dairy Queen? It did me! So I created a little cup of vanilla … or maybe even lemon…ice cream.

easy ice cream card

The oval Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper panel was the perfect overlay for the  Pool Party polka dot paper.

easy ice cream card

Of course, we needed a celebratory sentiment, like this one from the Detailed with Love stamp set.

easy ice cream set

Can’t you just see this layout used for other cards? Instead of a cup of ice cream, just substitute a wedding cake or a birthday cake, and there you have it – an easy wedding or birthday card.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed making it!

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.  If you do not wish to create an Ice Cream Day project, you could create a “sprinkles” card or project.  We offer alternatives for every challenge.  Plus, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own easy ice cream card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

June:  K2QQUSBK

Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.

As always, if you have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…
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Price: $110.00

 

Retired Items for Sale

retired items

Woo hoo! I have updated my list of retired Stampin’ Up! items.  Included are retired stamp sets, papers, ribbons and more! If you are interested in purchasing something, here are the guidelines:

  • Please email your wants to me at [email protected] or [email protected]  Items are sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please include your zip code so I can estimate postage.
  • I will accept PayPal or personal checks.
  • I will mail only to US addresses.
  • Please be patient.  Emails are answered in the order in which I receive them.

The link is automatically updated. Ready to shop?  1-2-3 Go!  The Stampin’ Schach Retired Items are HERE!

Until next time…
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On the CASE: A Summer Thank You Card

Summer thank you card

Nicole and I are back On the CASE. Our mission: To work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, breaking down gorgeous samples step-by-step, just for you! CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we do. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free tutorials included in our posts. I hope you enjoy today’s CASE of Tropical Chic’s cute summer thank you card.

Tropical Chic
Summer Thank You Card
Annual Catalog Page 121

summer thank you card

The Tropical Chic stamp set is perfect for creating summer cards.  The leafy foliage replicates the lush feel of the the tropics, especially when stamped in shades of Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.   I hope you enjoy today’s CASE.

summer thank you card
Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Tropical Chic (Bundle includes Tropical Thinlits Dies)
Paper:  Blushing Bride Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Shaded Spruce Cardstock (4-1/2″ x 3″), Soft Sea Foam (3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″), Whisper White Cardstock (scraps for stamping leaves), Tropical Escapes Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″,  3/4″ x 4-1/2″)
Ink: Blushing Bride,  Granny Apple Green,  Shaded Spruce, Tuxedo Black Memento
Other:  Big Shot, Tropical Thinlits dies,  Stitched Shapes Framelits,  Embossing Mat, Tropical Elements, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Blushing Bride cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base.

2.  Add the Blushing Bride striped designer paper, offsetting it to the left.

summer thank you card

3. Emboss the Soft Sea Foam cardstock using the square foliage thinlit.  Create the Bigshot sandwich as follows:  platform, acrylic cutting pad, thinlit placed cutting side up, cardstock, blue silicon pad, impressions pad.

summer thank you card

The image will be embossed, not cut out.

summer thank you card

4.  Create the stitching around the foliage by using the largest stitched shapes square framelit.  Use the same “sandwich” as in step 3.  Trim to 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ and adhere to the card with dimensionals.

summer thank you card

Hint:  As you can see in the picture, the framelit slipped a wee bit when running it through the Big Shot.  I would suggest holding the framelit in place with tape.

5.  Ink the fronds in Shaded Spruce, and stamp twice without re-inking.  Cut out with the appropriate framelit.

summer thank you card

6.  Ink the leaves in Granny Apple Green, and stamp three times without re-inking.  Cut out the two lightest with the appropriate framelit.

summer thank you card

7.  Ink the fan shaped leaf in Shaded Spruce.  Stamp twice without re-inking. Die cut out the lightest with the appropriate framelit.

summer thank you card

8.  Ink the flower in Blushing Bride. Use a Blender Pen to remove color from the anthers. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  Use a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker to  create two yellow anthers.  Cut out with the correct framelit. Repeat to form a second flower.

summer thank you card

9.  Cut out two Shaded Spruce leafy fronds using the framelit pictured.

summer thank you card

10.  Create the outlined leaf cutout from Shaded Spruce cardstock.

summer thank you card

11.  Adhere all of the foliage and flowers to the card base as shown.

12.  Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto designer paper.  Add to the card using dimensionals.

summer thank you card

13.  Pull a fiber from a snippet of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and use it to tie a bow through a Tropical Element button.  Adhere to the sentiment.

summer thank you card

14.  Send to a friend!

summer thank you card

How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

Today’s card is not for the faint hearted.  There is a lot of stamping and die cutting.  In addition, I found it a little tricky to position the Stitched Square framelit around the foliage.  Difficulty Level:  4 out of 5

#SUontheCASE

Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASEing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!On the CASE: Picnic with YouNow head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!  What she has CASED is fabulous…and you will be delighted!

Ready to get On this CASE?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

JUNE: K2QQUSBK

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Price: $110.00

Stamp Review Crew: Animal Outing Baby Card

Baby Card

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Animal Outing Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want. This week we are featuring the Animal outing stamp set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Cindy Elam.  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Mike Funke.

Animal Outing Baby Card

Baby CardAnimal Outing is such a cutie patootie set.  I love all the images, but  since I needed a baby girl card to send to a former student of mine, I opted to use the kangaroo with the koala in her pocket.  Of course, I had to use pink! Welcome to the world, Audrey Joyce…AJ for short!

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Sweet baby girls need cute pink cards, and Powder Pink is a great choice.  The new Tufted 3D DynamicTextured Impressions Embossing Folder was also a great choice for the background.  Doesn’t it remind you a wee  bit of a baby quilt? And as tempting as it was to put pearls on each  one of the intersections, I resisted!

baby card

And what about the new Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon? It is so soft and feminine, and easy to fashion into double bows.

baby card

Of course, the birth of a baby is an event to celebrate.  I added two celebratory glimmer paper balloons, punched out with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Silver and Petal Pink Baker’s Twine hold them in place.

baby card

Welcome to the world, little one!

baby card

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If would like to try your hand at creating your own Animal  Outing baby card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.   You will receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

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Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Mike Funke to see what he has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

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Price: $110.00