Timeless Textures Stamp Set: Create Your Own Faux Designer Series Paper! Welcome, Stamp Review Crew Blog Hoppers! If you’re following along, you’ve arrived from Shana Gaff’s blog. I’m happy to share my creation for today’s hop using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! The nine stamps that are included in the Timeless Textures Clear Stamp Set are versatile, allowing you to create a variety of looks for your cards and projects. I’m sure you’ll see what I mean when you visit the other sites that are part of this blog hop. I wanted to create the appearance of a piece of Designer Series Paper on the “Hello” butterfly card I created, because let’s face it. Sometimes I just want a piece of DSP and I don’t have a certain design or a certain color. With some of the stamps in the Timeless Textures stamp set, you can create your OWN DSP! To do so, I used the Sahara Sand Classic Ink to stamp the Timeless Textures image on both sides of the card. Sahara Sand is one of the coordinating colors in the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper Pack. You can see that in addition to the butterfly, I used the Blooms and Bliss DSP as the bottom layer on the card. I have to admit that the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper didn’t really appeal to my personal taste at first, but I’m so glad I gave it a try! The same thing goes for the Timeless Textures Stamp Set; it’s not flashy and doesn’t contain cute little animals or flowers or sayings. However, take a look at the stamps that are included in the Timeless Textures Stamp Set so you can see for yourselves their versatility. Like I said, there are nine stamps in the set, and at only $20.00, that is about $2.00 per stamp. Wonderful! Thanks for hopping! The slideshow shows all of the products I used to create today’s “Hello” butterfly card. Click the buttons below the slideshow to go back to the previous blog and/or to hop to the next!
Playful Pals Stamp Set ~ Cute Cards for Kids! I have had the Playful Pals Stamp Set for several months now and I finally found some time to pull it out and make some really cute cards for kids. I am a big fan of handwritten notes, and I believe it is really important to teach children how to write handwritten cards and thank you notes and MAIL THEM! I remember my mother teaching me how to write thank you notes when I was little. I think that is one of the reasons why I love cards and stationery so much today. Check out some of the cute animals you can create with the Playful Pals Stamp Set. I also used the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies to make it a snap to cut the body parts. NOTE: there is NOT a corresponding die for every body part. For example, you can only die cut the elephant’s ear and the frog’s leg for one side. There are two different stamps, one for the right side and one for the left side, but the die only cuts the body part for the left side. Just use your paper snips to cut the corresponding body part. Of course I had to add googly eyes to my animals to make them even cuter! NOW is a great time to teach kids the importance of handwritten notes. Make several of these Playful Pals cards WITH your kids and/or grandkids and have them bring a thank you card to their teachers on the first day of school, or make a pack of cards for the teacher. Win, win!!
Rose Wonder Stamp Set I mentioned in my previous post that the Rose Wonder Stamp Set makes a wonderful addition to your stamping collection because of the many different sentiments that are included in the set. Today’s card uses the “Happy Birthday” stamp and the Detailed Floral Thinlits, along with a piece of Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper. If you are looking for a go-to stamp set that you can use for a variety of cards and projects, the Rose Wonder Stamp Set is the stamp set for you. In addition to birthdays, it covers sympathy, weddings, thank you, friendship, and encouragement. When you pair the stamp set with the coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, you can add dimension to your projects, too. However, I changed things up a bit today and used the intricate images from the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. No matter what you use to make your cards, be sure to have the Rose Wonder Stamp Set in your collection so that you can grab the right stamp for whatever occasion you need! Let’s revisit the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, too. I love how the paper is versatile enough to make cards with completely different looks: Watch the slideshow to see the products I used to make today’s “Happy Birthday” card. To order any of the products, just click on one of the pictures and you will be directed to my online store.
Rose Garden Thinlits I’m so glad I decided to purchase the Rose Garden Thinlits and the coordinating Rose Wonder Stamp Set! It took me awhile to figure out how to incorporate the rose images into my card-making style, but today’s card represents me in a lot of ways. I love layers and I loved layering the die-cut roses for today’s card. I think the layers give the card the right dramatic presence that I aim to provide with each card I make. Why be dull and boring when you can be chic and dramatic, right?! That’s how I like to approach my card designs and my fashion choices. I wouldn’t normally choose flowers and roses in my outfit choices, but I could make both things work with the right accessories. I feel like I was able to fall in love with the Rose Garden Thinlits because I was able to incorporate the coordinating colors of the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper with the die-cut roses and the fun little pearl. The deep shade of purple spoke to me, too. (As a lifelong Donny Osmond fan, I love anything purple! Plus, the outfit that I wore to church on Sunday reminds me of this card.) Speaking of being dramatic, Sahara Sand is the brown tone that officially coordinates with the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, but I chose to use the richer tones of Tip Top Taupe for my card base and for one of the rose dies. And speaking of the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, be sure to check out this post where I specifically feature the Blooms and Bliss DSP. The Rose Garden Thinlits and the coordinating Rose Wonder Stamp Set are great additions to your stamping collection. Not only can you die cut the rose images, you can also die cut leaves and the frame for the sentiment. Speaking of the sentiment, look at all of the different occasions that the stamp set covers: Take a look at the slideshow to see the products I used to create today’s “With Sympathy” card. You can click on any image to be directed to my online store.
Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper I have to admit that upon first glance, I decided that I wasn’t going to order the new Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper. The patterns just aren’t my style. However, I participated in a “paper share” with one of my customers and the Blooms & Bliss DSP was part of the share. I’m so glad I decided to start playing around with the paper! I created five different cards that I’ll be showing you over the next few weeks. I like the paper so much that I’m planning on ordering a full pack for myself. ( But I need to hurry and order it HERE, and so do you, because the Blooms and Bliss DSP has been selling like crazy and is about to go on back-order.) The Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper coordinating colors are Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, and Rich Razzleberry. Here is a look at the different patterns in the pack of paper. You receive two 12 x 12 sheets of each double-sided designs. I also want to point out two more fun aspects to this “Thinking of You” card. First, notice the little bling that I added to the right side of the card. (I had to get my bling in there somehow!) To add the individual sequins, I just pulled off a few sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequins Trim and added them to the card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. The look is very subtle but perfectly transforms the card from flowery to chic. Second, notice the “Thinking of You” stamp that I used as the sentiment. The stamp is from the “Pop of Paradise” stamp set. Most cards that I have seen using this stamp set are tropical since the set coordinates perfectly with the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. I wanted to use the stamp set in a project that would highlight a different look, and I think the “Thinking of You” heart sentiment paired with the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper is a great combination! Here is a slideshow of the items I used to create today’s Blooms and Bliss “Thinking of You Card.” To order any of the items, just click on a slide and you will be directed to my online store.
Make Waves! Swirly Scribbles Thinlits We enjoyed a fun 2016-17 Annual Catalog Launch Party on Friday night. I promised my ladies that as part of the party, we would make four cards. Naturally, I came down with cardmakers block – it’s a real thing, I tell ya! – and for the life of me I just couldn’t come up with a fourth design. Finally, after several failed attempts at different designs, I decided to make waves with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and I settled on this card: I use the phrase “make waves” because I made waves in more ways than one. Not only did I use the thinlit to make literal waves on the card, but I also made waves within myself. This card design is completley out of my comfort zone. Nothing about the card is representative of my personal style, and frankly, I was afraid to present it! Shame on me, though! I decided that I wasn’t going to mention anything about the card during the party. I just wanted to sit back and listen for the ladies’ reactions. Guess what? They loved it! I’m so happy that I decided to “make waves!” _________________ Another fun detail about this card is that the background paper with the stripes is from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. How wonderful is it that these two completely different card creations were made using paper from the exact same package of paper? So fun, right?!