Bloomin’ Hearts SU!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s been a crazy one for me! Subbed 3rd grade and did their party before PE, then during PE, I ran over to my own son’s class (I’m Room Mom) and ran the Saran Wrap Ball game for the 6th graders before going to get my class from PE to go home. Crazy, chaotic day that worked out all around! And, overall, a fun day!

So, I had made this card to send to my folks for Valentine’s Day. Not sure if they got it in time, have not heard from them yet.

Anyway, I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits and really love the Blackberry Bliss and Pink Piruette together. I know, Blackberry Bliss is retired, but it is one of my favorite colors, so I still use it at times. I also used the Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets for the background. I love those 2 sets, especially together!

With this thinlit, you have to use the new Big Shot Die Brush! It really helps get all those little pieces out of the cutout! What an awesome invention that brush is! If you don’t use it, you may find yourself spending lots of time knocking out all the little bits of paper! Truly, it is worth the money!

This card was originally made for a challenge called Pink and Pearls, but I didn’t get it blogged in time for the deadline. Bummer! Just had too much going on with all the sub days I have been getting, which I am not complaining about, they just keep me from the computer. Back to the card…I kinda like how I placed the pearls in this unusual manner! Usually I use the pearls on the flowers and wanted a different look…I got it!

The sentiment was from a Paper Pumpkin kit called Bold Botanicals. I am finding I really like having the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets in my stash! I end up using them more than I thought I would. They have lots of sentiments that are general use and the fonts vary! Plus, they are often small enough for what I need. Weird, I know!

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So, what do you think? I really have no criticism for myself on this one…maybe could have distressed the edges, since I usually like to for grounding/framing purposes, yet overall, I am pleased with the card! Any suggestions are always welcomed!

Off to finish making dinner! Until next time! Happy Stampin’!

Blessings, June

Materials used to make this card.

(I am so excited that I figured out how to show you the pictures of what I used and if you click on the blue, you will go right to the website to see more info and be able to order it! Now to figure out how to do the little squares like I have seen on other blogs! But, hey, 1 improvement at a time! I did tell you I was not super tech savvy! I’m a work in progress! Enjoy!)

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies
Price: $25.00
Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Pearl Basic Jewels
Price: $5.00
Bold Botanicals Kit
Price: $17.00
Stampin' Trimmer
Price: $30.00
Big Shot
Price: $110.00
Big Shot Die Brush
Price: $11.00

June: D’s Stamping Team USA Blog Hop – New Products

Blog-Hop

Hello! Welcome to my first Blog Hop with D’s Stamping Team USA Blog Hop for the month of June (my favorite month, of course!)!! I am so excited to be participating! There are so many wonderful new products in the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog…so I just chose a couple of my favorites! I also chose to make a 5×5 square card, something I rarely think of doing.

 

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I made this birthday card for my brother-in-law. I asked him what his favorite colors are and he said blue, black, and red, so I challenged myself to make a card using them! The blue became Dapper Denim (a new In Color). The red became Cherry Cobbler (a deeper red, that I prefer), and the black is Basic Black (that was easy)! I also added some Whisper White for the banner and white embossing powder for the sweet little phrase at the bottom.

I used 5 of the stamps from Timeless Textures for the background using Dapper Denim and Cherry Cobbler inks. I just worked it around the edges and toward the center, since that is where I was going to focus the numbers. The numbers and phrases are from Number of Years stamp set…this one will get tons of use in my house, especially since it has the matching framlits! No more fussy cutting! Sweet!

When I used the white embossing powder, I used the Versa Mark ink pad. I also used a small piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon to add a flag on the 9. For the black strip in the middle, I cut a 1″ strip and ran it through the center of the Softly Falling embossing folder to give it some more texture. Overall, I am happy with this card! I trust he likes it too!

Thank you for stopping by! Next you will go to Megan Thompson’s blog and see her work of art!

September-Blog-Next

 

Stampin’ Up! Product used for this card:

  • Dapper Denim paper, ink, and Ruched Ribbon
  • Cherry Cobbler paper and ink
  • Basic Black paper
  • Whisper White paper
  • Timeless Textures Stamp set
  • Number of Years Stamp set
  • White embossing powder
  • Versa Mark ink
  • Softly Falling embossing folder

If you would like any of these products, you can click Right Here!