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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Honeycomb Hello


Does this make you think of spring?  It is so nice that the weather is getting warmer and the grass is starting to green up.  Our flowers are just now starting to peek out of the ground.  I'm jealous of those of you who already have blooms of tulips and other spring flowers!

Card Recipe

Stamp Set - Honeycomb Hello
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Rose Red
Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Whisper White, Painted Blooms DSP
Accessories - Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, Flower Fair Framelits, 1 and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals


This set of cards went to a friend as a gift.




These cards were quick and easy to make using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes product #121527..  They are only $5.95 and you get 20 cards and 20 envelopes.  What a bargain!    

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Thanks for stopping by.  
Happy Stamping!

Deb



 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hooray for Today - "take 2"



Here is another version of the card I made for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  Check out the previous post to see my first card.  I'd love to have you leave a comment and let me know which one version of the card you prefer - the first one or this one..

I can envision a set of these cards in different colors with each card having a different sentiment.

Don't miss out on your favorite products if they are on the Retiring Products List.   Get them now before they are gone - it's almost time to say good-bye.  Accessories are only available until June 2nd or while supplies last.  

Happy Stamping!
Deb



 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hooray for Today and PPA 249


Stamp Set - Hooray for Today, Dictionary, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink - Crisp Canteloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock - Crisp Canteloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Lullabye DSP
Accessories - Hearts Collection Framelits

(items printed in red are products that will be retiring on June 2nd)

Here is my interpretaion of the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 249.  I created a stencil with the Heart Framelit, layed it on the Whisper White cardstock, and then stamped the Dictionary Background in Crisp Canteloupe.

PPA249



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Happy Stamping!
Deb




 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hexagon Hive Thinlit and Video Tutorial


 
What an honor to be the featured Guest Stamper today on Mary Fish's blog, Stampin' Pretty!  Mary has been a fabulous upline and support to my stamping business.  I am proud to say that Mary has become a wonderful friend, through stamping and Stampin' Up!.   

When I was trying to decide on a project to make for today,  I chose to use the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.  It was an item that I was so excited to order but then I overlooked it when making projects.  I'm sure you have some items in your treasure trove of supplies just like that.

There are various ways to use the Hexagon HIveThinlit and for this project I used it to make a stencil.  The stencil was just the thing to create a background for my card.  

 

Card Recipe
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Stamp Set - So You, Papillon Potpourri
Ink - Crisp Canteloupe, Perfect Plum, Momento Black
Cardstock - Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories - Hexagon Hive Thinlit, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punches, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge
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As my upline, Mary Fish  is a great support and encourages me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. To that end, I have challenged myself to make a video.  

Here is a link to the video I made for creating a Hexagon Hive Thinlit Stencil.  

Now, my challenge to you is this: go and create a project with a product you have purchased but may not have used much.  

Thanks for stopping by.   You can also visit me on Facebook at Deb's Stampin' Grounds.

Happy Stamping!
Deb


 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Heat and Stick Powder in 6 Easy Steps



Stamp Set
- Choose Happiness, Something Lacy
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand
Cardstock - Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Accessories - Versamark, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Heat Tool, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

This card was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge # 248.  I love having a starting point when I design a card and this week the sketch was it.  Other times my starting point is a stamp set I want to use, a color combination, or a technique that I want to incorporate into my project.  


PPA248kwb copy

Have you heard of "Heat and Stick Powder"?  Use it to adhere glitter to your card or project.  

6 Easy Steps for Using "Heat and Stick" Powder

  • Step 1 - Stamp image with VersaMark or Craft Ink and pour a generous amount of Heat and Stick Powder over the image
  • Step 2 - Shake off excess powder onto a clean sheet of paper and funnel it back into the container
  • Step 3 - Use the Heat Tool to heat the stamped image just until the powder changes to a shiny liquid (be careful not to heat too much or it will start to lose it's stickiness)
  • Step 4 - Quickly pour the glitter over the sticky fusing powder
  • Step 5 - Funnel the excess glitter back into the container
  • Step 6 - Heat it again just for a moment to set the glitter
  • ENJOY your creation!
Heat & Stick Powder
Heat and Stick Powder  (product # 100625 - $4.95)
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Thanks for stopping by.  
Happy Stamping!
Deb