Weekly Deal August 26 – September 1st 2014

Here’s the weekly deals for August 26 – September 1st 2014

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To order click here! Don’t miss out on these great deals!  The Blossom punch is one of my favorite punch! Click here to see many example of cards that I’ve made using it!

Here’s a card using the Blossom Punch (get it on sale this week only!!!).  I also used the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack. The background is Smoky Slate and I used the new 2014-2016 In-Color called “Lost Lagoon”, to stamp my flower. I also used a strip of Lost Lagoon card stock, embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder.

Mixed Bunch Lost Lagoon

Material:

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Petite Pairs

CS and Paper: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Moonlight Designer Series paper stack

Ink: Crush Curry, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon.

Tools: Big Shot, Honeycomb embossing folder, Blossom punch, 3/4″ Circle punch

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Two Iris Folding cards: Modern Medley vs Epic Day This and That

Today’s my Iris Folding class!  This is a paper technique that I’m very passionate about! 

Today, I’m showing you two very similar cards, but I used different Designer Series Papers on each: Modern Medley and Epic Day This and That.  The look is very different but I like both!  Which one is your favorite? I used the new “Candy dots” for my flower center. They are so fun to use! (and they are self-adhesive, so even better!) The greeting is from a new Hostess set called Exprimez-vous. Love it!

Iris folding Epic Day

Close-up of the Iris folding part:

iris folding epic day close-up

Iris folding Modern Medley

Material:

Stamp set: Exprimez-vous, Mixed Bunch

CS and paper: 1- Calypso Coral, Natural White, Wild Wasabi, Epic Day This and That DSP

                          2- Basic Black, Natural White, Wild Wasabi, Modern Medley

Ink: Calypso COral, Basic Black

Tools: Blossom Punch, Boho Blossom punch, Big Shot and Little Leaves Sizzlits,

Accessories: Candy Dots Brights collection, Large Pearl

 

Saying Good-Bye to “Bordering on Romance”

“Bordering on Romance “stamp set is on the retiring list… That means if you want to order it, you have until the end of May, that’s it! The 2 following cards were made with that stamp set.

For the first one, I stamped 3 flowers and used the 1” Square punch to capture part of the image. I then superposed on top of the Postage Stamp punch. I stamped a row of flowers on the side and I added a Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon to finish the card.

Bordering on romance blue

Material used:

Stamp set: Bordering on Romance

CS and paper: Natural White, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink: Midnight Muse

Tools: Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots folder, 1″ Square punch, Postage Stamp punch

Accessories: Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon

On the second card, I used Bordering on Romance stamps in Basic Black on the background. The flower (from Mixed Bunch stamp set) is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Real Red card stock and cut using the Blossom punch. I used the button stamp from the Button Buttons stamp set (also retiring at the end of the month) for the center of the flower. The greeting is from Wishes your Way set, found in the Occasions mini-catalogue.

Bordering on romance button

Material:

Stamp set: Bordering on Romance, Mixed Bunch, Button Buttons, Wishes Your Way

CS and paper: Whisper White, Real Real, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Black StazOn.

Tools: Modern Label Punch, Blossom punch, 3/4″ Circle punch

Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri “Step-up” version

So yesterday I told you I would do some “upgrades” on the same card…  Look carefully at the new card and compare it to the picture from yesterday.  It’s almost like a “Find the error” type of game!!!  Can you spot the differences? (There’s quite a few!)

First I used the Apothecary Framelits to cut the white piece at the back. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to punch the holes on the border.  So easy to use since you already have the template made for you!!! For the flower, I made it pretty much the same as yesterday (check yesterday’s post for the technique) but I added some Dazzling Diamonds to add a little sparkle!  I ran the leaves throught the crimper to add some texture.  (I’m still sad that the crimper is now retired!!!)

For the butterfly, I stamped it on Daffodil Delight card stock (instead of Pumpkin Pie) with Early Espresso ink. I used the blender pen to color it with Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso. It looks more real this way. I like it way better!!!

The background is also different, I stamped little flowers in Daffodil Delight and embossed it with the Fancy Fan folder.  I changed the Large Oval greeting for a little “pennant” shape and added a Calypso Coral Organza ribbon to complete the card makeover!

Here’s a close-up of the butterfly:

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla

Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Tools and punches: Elegant Butterfly punch, Blossom punch, Big shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piecing tool, blender pen,

Accessories: Dazzling Diamond glitter,  Calyso Coral Organza ribbon, Basic Pearl, 2-way glue pen.

Artisan Award Non-Winning Entry Day 8: Blossom Flower Tri-Fold card

This is the last card that I had to show you… (You needed to submit 5 cards for the Artisan Contest, plus 3 Scrapbook pages and two 3D items.)  I wanted to create a “quilt” look, so I used the Square punch and made a whole bunch of squares with the “Beyond the Garden” Designer series paper.  I made the flower with the Blossom punch, using 3 flowers, each separated in 2 layers, sprayed with a mixture of Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol.  (When they are still wet, you can crumple the flower as you wish and let them dry…) The small flowers were made the same way but with the “Boho Blossom” punch.  The leaves were made with the Blossom Petal Builder punch and the “Little Leaves” sizzlit die. I scored each leaf and sponged them with Wild Wasabi ink to add some dimension.  I wanted the card to look as nice open than closed.  So here’s the “open version”:

And here’s the “closed” version: (It’s not a coincidence that everything is aligned properly when you close it!!!)

Material used:

Petite Pairs set;

Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Card stock; Beyond the Garden DSP;

Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ pad, Frost White Shimmer paint,

Big Shot, Little leaves Sizzlits Die, Decorative label punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch, Blossom punch, Large Oval punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1 in square punch,  Paper-piercing tool, Glimmer brads Basics, Brights Brads, Certainly Celery 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, stylus, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, sponge, Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.

Mixed Bunch and Blossom punch: August Product Bundle

Here’s a simple card that uses the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom punch. These two were made to coordinate together and make your life easier!  If you buy these two products together from myself during the month of August you save 15%.

Mixed Bunch stamp set wood and Blossom punch reg. $56.90 **Now $48.37** plus taxes and shipping.

Mixed Bunch stamp set clear and Blossom punch reg. $49.90 **Now $42.42** plus taxes and shipping.

To make the card, I first stamped the background with two stamps from this set.  I used a 2″ strip in Floral District Designer Series and cut it with scissors in a “V” shape.  The flower was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and cut with the Blossom punch and then attached with Stampin’ dimensionals. The flower center was stamped in Daffodil Delight and a little pearl was added for a nice added touch.  The greeting is from “Petite Pairs” stamp set.

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Floral District DSP, Whisper White, Baja Breeze

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze

Punches: Blossom punch, Curly Label, 3/4″ Circle punch.

 

Upcoming Monthly Card Class

My next Monthly Card Class is coming up next Friday, June 22 at 7:00 pm.  I still have spots available so let me know if you would like to join!  We’ll be making 6 cards and this month, we are focusing on Birthday cards, but all cards are customizable for your own needs.  Therefore, you can always pick the greeting that you like and that you want!  Since the new catalogue just came out, I decided to do a “NEW CATALOGUE SALE!!!”  So the shipping is on me!!!  Enjoy free shipping on your order until June 24th.  (***This equals to 10% off your purchase.)  The cost for the class is $20 or a minimum $25 order.

Here’ s a sneak peek of the class.  So if you want to learn how to make those pinwheels and how to do this beautiful embossed butterfly, please join me!!!

Thanks!