Sending Support

Hi friends! Today’s card was made to showcase more of Stampin’ Up’s new products. There are so many great products in the new Mini Catalog (January-April ’23). I wanted to share something other that the favorite Petal Park & Regency Park which I’ve used on previous days. Another day I will get going on Valentine cards but in the meantime I made this card.

I used for the Color Throwdown Challenge of Gray, Navy and White.

I also chose a sketch from this week’s Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers but I flipped the sketch so I could show you these fabulous dies called “Around the Bend” in the new Mini Catalog. .

The papers are really the star here…the silver is from “Like an Animal” DSP & the Night of Navy is from “By the Bay”. Both DSPs have such a nice shine & the design is similar with the scale or shell design. Gotta’ love how SU! products coordinate even between product bundles!

The sentiment if from ” Sending Support” a Sale-a -bration stamp set. Such nice sentiments in this one set. The one on the front of the card pairs with the inside sentiment. Front: There are so many ways you might feel right now… Inside: Alone isn’t one of them. The sentiment was cut with the Tailored Tag dies from the Annual Catalog.

Gray twine left over from the December Paper Pumpkin was wrapped around the tag. And silver pearls from the Red & Green adhesive backed Pearl pack which carried over from the holiday Mini Catalog.

On the inside, I used the cut off piece from the front’s Around the Bend dies & a little strip of By the Bay Night of Navy DSP.

Here are two pictures of some of the new products.

AROUND THE BEND BUNDLE
Cling #160650 OR Photopolymer #162383
Sale-a-bration Sending Support #160822

Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Fitting Florets DSP & FMS#566

I know I’ve written before about this stunning DSP called Fitting Florets. But I just love it! And it was already out on my workspace so I made another card & made it for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #566. It’s one of my favorite challenges.

The Balmy Blue & White ribbon match perfectly with the Fitting Florets DSP. The ribbon is still available & is a carryover (not retiring).

I enjoy making all kinds of cards but I really enjoy using DSP, ribbon & embellishments. So most of my cards have lots of goodies! Stampin’ Up makes it easy with their color coordination. The ribbon was showcased with the Storybook Gnomes but the Balmy Blue &

BALMY BLUE & WHITE 3/8″ (1 CM) DOUBLE-STITCHED RIBBON • 159629 | $7.00
J-D ‘22 P. 43

The blue gems are so pretty in person but the card picture just doesn’t do it justice. Stampin’ Up color coordinates between catalogs too- these gems are in the new January-April catalog & are also Balmy Blue, along with Calypso Coral & Gold.

#160429 Iridescent Pastel Gems $8 p
.15 January-April ‘23 catalog

This January, I’m focusing on Thank You cards, Sympathy cards & Birthday cards so stay tuned for more ideas. Later in January, I’ll work on Valentine cards. Anyway for this card, my sentiment comes from a set in the Annual Catalog called Artistically Inked. I love the big script font!

Here’s another close-up & pictures of other products not pictured above.

Have a great day! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Autumn’s arrived

Hi friends! I’m happy that Autumn has finally arrived. Our trees haven’t changed in STL but the temperatures are definitely cooler. So today I have a fall inspired card that I made for two challenges.

I used the sketch & colors from The Fusion Challenge. As you can see, I flipped the sketch.

I used the wonderful host paper from the July-December’22 mini catalog called “Celebrate Everything”. It easy to miss on the last page, but don’t because it has all the seasons represented. That DSP was mounted on Crushed Curry & adhered to a Crumb Cake card base.

For the sentiment panel, I diecut a Basic White Stylish Shape circle & used our large flat watercolor brush to add Crushed Curry & Granny Apple Green. I swiped a couple of times & let them be. I wanted a non-uniform look.

Using Evening Evergreen I stamped the sentiment from the Wildlife Wonder Stamp set. A couple of leaves from “Nuts about Squirrels” in Granny Apple Green were added. That layer was stacked on top of a Decorative Circle punch & then a larger Stylish Shapes diecut in Crushed Curry.

Last I tied Evening Evergreen ribbon with a piece of Twisted Twine for interest.

The 2nd challenge I used for inspiration was Tic Tac Toe I picked the top row- leaves, ribbon & Autumn colors.

Don’t forget about Free Shipping tomorrow for product orders over $75 (before shipping & tax). Have a great Monday!

Lovely You in Pretty Colors

Hi friends! Happy Labor Day to my US friends.

Today I have a pretty card featuring the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge. I used Polished Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green.

The technique I used is a fun one when you have the “right” stamp set. The Lovely You” stamp set is just perfect with its smaller images.

I took a strip of Basic White card stock & put it across my Basic White card front. Then I stamped away. Next I used my Basic Black marker to draw lines. I stamped my Congratulations sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I added a few lines of color.

I mounted my stamped panel on a piece of Polished Pink & then mounted the entire panel on a thick Basic White card base.

I like the way it turned out. Lots of white space… Clean & Simple. Have a great day! Marilyn (aka MJ)

GDP 332- CASEing Kim Fee

Greetings! Lucky me, I had a chance to play in the studio this morning; here’s what I made. Yeah- Happy Satur-Yay!

I always love playing challenges so I chose the Global Design Project 332 to case the card below by Kim Fee.

First I embossed a Basic White panel using the Pretty Flowers EF. Then using our Blending Brushes, I added Mango Melody ink especially on the larger embossed flowers.

The floral image from Shaded Summer is stamped in Crumb Cake & die cut with the coordinating dies from a previous SAB. (Now retired). Using a blender pen, I colored the flower white space with Mango Melody & the leaves with Mint Macaroon.

The floral image was mounted on Paper Lattice just like Kim’s card. My ribbon is Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace trim & tied the Crumb Cake Bakers Twine from the Essentials pack.

I changed the orientation & mounted the entire panel on Crumb Cake card stock. I didn’t add a sentiment on the front so I can decide later on the occasion (bday, thinking of you, etc.) & I’ll stamp on the inside.

I hope you had a great Saturday! Thanks for stopping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Stamps: Shaded Summer
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic White
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Mint Macaroon
  • Accessories: Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace trim, Crumb Cake Bakers Twine, Paper Lattice
  • Tools: Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder, Blending Brushes, Blending Pen

Artistic Easter

Hello Friends! I’m starting to make my Easter & Spring cards. We’ve had nice weather these past few days in St. Louis so I’m thrilled to be making some bright, cheery cards.

I made this card for two challenges. The first is a sketch on Paper Players (PP580). It’s such a fabulous sketch; take a look at the entrees for the many interpretations. Lots of great ideas on their site.

The second challenge is a color challenge on Color Throwdown. I thought these colors would make a great Easter card & obviously so did the Color Throwdown team based on their graphic. LOL.

I love a plaid or check for Easter cards & choose Pacific Point DSP for the main color. It’s blue & this shade of blue is one of my favorites.

I cut the large Artistic dies flower in Pumpkin Pie & mounted it on top of a strip of Granny Apple Green. My greeting was stamped in Pacific Point on Vellum card stock. Last, I added Blue Adhesive backed gems.

I hope you are inspired to make some Easter or Spring cards. Have a great Friday & weekend! Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies: All Stampin’Up
  • Stamps: Celebrating You
  • Ink: Pacific Point
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Vellum
  • DSP: Brights 6×6 In Pacific Point
  • Dies: Artistic dies
  • Accessories: Blue Adhesive Backed Gems

Watercolor Shapes meets Flowers of Friendship

Hi Friends! Happy Monday! Now that I’m retired, I really like Mondays… it gives me a chance to start fresh with new goals. I had some challenges with my posts last week so I am sorry I missed you on Friday. Anyway, today I am sharing a card that is totally out of my comfort zone- only one layer if you don’t count the matte and the base. No DSP & no embellishments.

I made this card for the color challenge from Sunday Stamps. I love blues so their Winter Blues color challenge was right up my alley. I used Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay and Early Espresso on watercolor paper.

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #523; even though I didn’t make it in time for the challenge. Isn’t this a great sketch?! So many things that you can do with it. I wanted to try my hand with my new stamp set called Watercolor Shapes.

The Balmy Blue rectangle and the Bermuda Bay circles on my card are part of the Watercolor Shapes stamp set. I used a ruler and my Early Espresso marker to draw the lines around the Balmy Blue rectangle.

A close- up view

Next I masked off the lower edge of the rectangle & then stamped in Early Espresso the floral image from Flowers of Friendship. Last, my sentiment from Enjoy the Moment stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso.

Here’s one last look. Thanks so much for stopping over. Have a great Monday!

  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Stamps: Watercolor Shapes, Flowers of Friendship, Enjoy the Moment (sentiment)
  • Paper: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Watercolor paper
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay; Early Espresso marker
  • Tools: Stamp-a-ratus, ruler