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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


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


“Celebrate” Banner

Do you like banners?  They are really popular right now!  I made a banner using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and it was so easy! The pennants are already made for you, with eyelets.  The kit comes with stencils that you can use either to spray your pennants or you can used a sponge dauber to color them.  The spray gives you a lighter color and the sponging, a more vibrant color. For this banner, I sponged the pennants with Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloup, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Island Indigo.

I made pinwheel with the beautiful Designer Series paper called “Birthday Basics”. I used the Blossom and Pansy punches to make some flowers to decorate my banner.

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Build a Banner Simply Created Kit; Flower Shop stamp set;

Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White cardstock; Birthday Basics Designer Series paper;

Raspberry Ripple, Cantaloup Crisp, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ ink pads;

Tools: Big Shot, Square collection Framelits dies, Secret Garden Framelits die; Blossom punch, Pansy Punch, Bird Builder punch;

Accessories: Candy Dots Brad base, Candy Dots Regal, Designer buttons Regal; Glue dots, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, sponge daubers.

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


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.

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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


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.

Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri

I’d like to share with you a card that I made that uses 2 of my favorite stamp sets: Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri.  The best part is that they each coordinate with their own punch: the Blossom punch and the Elegant Butterfly punch! Tomorrow, I’ll show you how you can easily step up that card, if you want to make it extra special!!!

Do you notice a little bit of Calypso Coral on the edges of the flower petals?  That’s because I used the “Rock and Roll” technique!!! Here’s how I did it: first, load your stamp with the light color, in my case Daffodil Delight.  Then, you want to roll your stamp on the darker color so that only the edges touch the ink pad.  Voilà! That is how you can add a nice touch to any edges!!! A little tip when using this technique: make sure you use the light color first in the darker color, (and not the opposite!), because you could ruin your ink pad…

For the butterfly, I stamped the butterfly with Early Espresso ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock and used the Elegant Butterfly punch to cut it. Some embossing folders for the background make a nice finish! I used the Square Lattice and the Stripes embossing folders.

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso

Punches and Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice and Stripes embossing folder, Blossom punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Large Oval punch

Accessories: Basic Pearl

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.