Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's

Happy New Year's! This card is stunning in real life with the silver glitter paper. This shot doesn't really show the bling. But, anyway, the New Year stamp is one of the new stamps offered in Stampin' Up's! single stamp collection. This is a fun card and easy card to make since you need only to heat emboss the focal image and then assemble your layers. I did use the big shot to trim the scalloped edge on the focal image, then added a few crystal gems and silver cord to finish it off. 

You can shop anytime at my on-line store Thank you! Wishing you the best in 2013 and, Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sweet Threads Three Ways

Hello Stampers. Today, I have for you Stampin' Up's! new cross-stitch Sweet Threads Simply Sent kit which you can order from the Spring Occasions Mini Catalog beginning January 3. This kit includes supplies to create eight cards including, Lucky Limeade and Primrose Petals pre-printed cards, die-cut patter pieces, thread and needles.
I like the polka dot pattern and colors of the pre-printed cards, but using a flat, single-layered card is not for me; so, I did what paper crafters do -I pulled out my Stampin' Trimmer and cut them up. Here you will see the results of my destruction. I like that I could mix the two colors and added Basic Gray cardstock for a nice neutral contrast, along with 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon and Silver Basics Designer Buttons as embellishment.
The die-cuts included in the kit are a scalloped rectangle as seen on the card to the left above. However, I actually sent the focal images for the other two cards through the Big Shot. I was able to die-cut them using framelits after I completed the cross-stitching. I like the variety of shapes for the focal images.
Here are closer views of the three cards. You will be able to order this kit as well as everything else in the Spring Occasions catalog beginner January 3. In the meantime, check out the Clearance Rack and shop now at my Stampin' Up! web site
Thank you for visiting my blog and Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Monday, July 2, 2012

Stamp to the MAX New Catalog Blog Hop

Hello Stampers and welcome to the Stamp to the MAX New Catalog Blog Hop. If you are following along, you probably arrived here from Sharon Loring's blog. If not, the blogs are listed below along with each blogger's address.

I have created two colorful notecards for you today. When I say "notecards" I mean that I did not include a sentiment on the front of the cards so I can use these anytime to drop a line to a friend. Both cards feature heat embossing techniques and, of course, new stamp sets from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

The first card features the Pleasant Poppies background stamp embossed on Whisper White cardstock using Tangerine Tango embossing powder. This is the first background stamp that is available in clear mount (to the best of my recollection). The card base is Baja Breeze cardstock layered with Tangerine Tango cardstock and a scalloped Baja Breeze border trimmed with Adorning Accents Edgelits and texturized with Adorning Accents Folders. A fun strip of Floral District DSP gives this card a bit more color while a slip of Pool Party Seam Binding finishes it nicely.

The next card features the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set stamped in Summer Starfruit on Whisper White cardstock and then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder to give it lots of sparkle. Each butterfly is embellished with a cute little 5-cent postage stamp which I made using the new Lovely Little Labels stamp set and coordinating Little Labels Punch Pack.

You will see that I did a new fun fold on this Marina Mist card by using the coordinating Large Scallop Edgelit and Delicate Designs Folders. The cool thing about the edgelits is that you can trim two pieces of cardstock at one time. This makes it easy to trim both the front and back of the card so they match up perfectly. No more guessing :)

To stabilize the card somewhat, I attached it to a 4-1/4 inch x 5-1/2 inch piece of Midnight Muse cardstock. Lastly, I would like to mention the Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon adorning this sparkly treat. The Stitched Satin Ribbon is available in all five 2012-2014 In Color choices.

I hope you enjoyed my card creations. The next stop on the blog hop is Elizabeth Harris. Thank you for stopping by and happy stampin'!    

Sharon Loring -
Elizabeth Harris -

Friday, June 1, 2012

Stamp to the MAX Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and stop #7 on the Stamp to the MAX Blog Hop. We are celebrating the release of the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog. You may have arrived here from Christina Mansker's blog. If you did, this is the last stop for our blog hop. If not, the blog list is below for your reference.

I made for you today two cards featuring the Bright Blossoms stamp set. I love this set because you can mix and max the images to make different flowers. The first card is a cute birthday card which features the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, the Elegant Lines embossing folder and Petite Pairs sentiment stamp set. I embossed the first layer of the Crumb Cake cardstock using the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines embossing folder. It is so easy to add texture and interest to your background by adding a little dry embossing to your design. The new catalog has quite a selection of folders! Check them out on pp. 188-189. 
The next card is a note card Bright Blossoms again, as well as the Curly Cute sentiment set. Curly Cute is a carry over from last year and is my favorite sentiment set. It seems to go with everything and the swirly font is fun. I used the 1" square punch to punch out the flower images and then layered them on cardstock punched with the postage stamp punch. Putting this card together is easier than it looks. Just start at the top center to aline the top row of flowers and then just follow beneath once the top row is to your liking.

I can see that the Bright Blossoms stamp set will be one of my go to sets this year since it is cute and fun to mix the images.

Thank you for stopping by and celebrating the new Stampin' Up! Catalog with the Stamp to the MAX team!

#1 Maxine Conrad -
#2 Martha Haddock -
#3 Kim Stewart -
#4 Stephanie Bradley -
#5 Elizabeth Harris -
#6 Christina Mansker -
#7 Edie Bunting -