Monday, May 29, 2017

Color Theory Grad Card

Dr Seuss books are a staple at our house...well worn and loved.  At one time I had the entire book of Dr Seuss ABCs memorized because I read it so many times to the kids.!  Oh, the Places You'll Go was another favorite.  That is why I have a special fondness for this stamp set for graduation cards.  
I coupled the set with the new Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack for a clean and simple card.  Do you see the blue ombre' for the globe?  I wish there were bunches and bunches of that particular paper in the stack!  It is lovely for sky, water, and snow scenes.  The little strip of paper at the bottom and on the left are from that stack as well.  All the little bits and pieces of it are just as cool as the big ones!

Stamps:  Places You Will Go
Paper:  Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, Thick Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Basic Blace Archival
Big Shot:  Layering Circles Framelits, Stars Framelits 
Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Happy Balloons

Two birthday cards today with the same layout.  They both use the Nailed It stamp set.
The card below I created awhile ago when prepping for the Nailed It edition of the Stamp Review Crew but did not post it as the paper was already sold out.  I decided to post is now so I would be able to record the dimensions and not forget them.  It often takes me a few tries to get a layout I am happy with.  Aggravating if I forget to write down my measurements before I send it to someone!
Upper left panel:  1-3/4" X 2-1/2",  layer: 1-1/4" x 2-1/4"
Lower left panel:  1-3/4" X 2-3/8"
Right panel: 2" X 5"

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Thoughtful Banners Edition

It's the third Monday of the month so it is time for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop!   This session is focusing on the incredibly versatile sentiment set Thoughtful Banners.

The release of the 2017-2018 annual Stampin' Up catalog is near (June 1) and one of the nifty perks of being a demonstrator is being able to preorder select items before the release date.  My project combines Thoughtful Banners (which is carrying over to the new catalog) with some preorder goodies.
I have "Happy Mother's Day" on my card but with all the words that are in the Thoughtful Banners set you could make this for almost any occasion.  Thoughtful Banners is a photopolymer set so the stamps can be bent to fit the space on the banner.
Also I used the flowers from the new set Wood Words.   The layout could just as easily be made into a masculine card by changing the center stamp and colors.  This card is monochromatic and highlights the lovely new In-Color Berry Burst.  The color variation of the four banners is created by stamping on the Color Theory Designer Series Paper that looks like a paint chip.  So pretty when layered on the ombre paper!

Thanks for hopping along with the "Crew" today!  Please click on the links below to see all the Thoughtful Banners projects we have prepared for you.

This way to Dawn's blog!

This way to Kelly's blog!

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Wood Words
Paper: Berry Burst cardstock, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Berry Burst Classic Ink, 
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits
Accessories:  2017-2019 In-Color Bitty Bows, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals