Happy Friday! Such an exciting time of year, am I right? Christmas is coming fast! I hope you have been enjoying the season. Today I have a card that again uses the black & white tree paper from the Celebrate Everything DSP host pack.
My card today features a “left-over” piece of the host “Celebrate Everything” DSP from yesterday’s card. This card was the easiest of all & may be a little dark for you, but I love the simple elegance. I mounted the trianglular piece of DSP directly on the Basic Black cardstock. My sentiment was stamped on Basic White & cut with the He’s All that Dies. To give the card a little interest another die in that set was cut in Basic Black & placed perpendicular to the sentiment.
The star of the show is the Iridescent Trim from the mini catalog. It’s really pretty & sparkle-y.
I haven’t talked much about the host pack of papers but I encourage you to take a look. For the past several catalogs, Stampin’ Up has offered these super big packs of DSP for hosts who have an qualifying order of $150. This “Celebrate Everything” pack is from the July-December mini catalog & had summer, fall and holiday papers… Did I mention you get 48 sheets of paper. The annual catalog has Design a Daydream & although SU! won’t let me spill the beans with a picture of the new upcoming January-April mini catalog host DSP, I can say it is a colorful springy collection.
Needless to say, I really love these DSP host packs & this tree paper. I hope you’ve been enjoying these cards.
Enjoy your Friday & your weekend! Marilyn (aka MJ)
Here’s the third card we made at our Friday card class. It was a simple card as our other two cards were a little more time consuming. See these two here: watercolor wash card & Apple Harvest card.
The base of the card is Gorgeous Grape which was embossed with Gingham EF. The DSP with those cute little ghosts & jack-o’-laterns is from the Celebrate Everything Host pack. It’s amazing- 48 sheets of DSP with lots of fall & Christmas papers. So awesome for the fall & season’s holiday cards!
The DSP was mounted on a piece of pumpkin pie. The Alphabest bundle (stamp set & punch) was used with Stazon ink to create the letters “BOO!”. A strip of Basic Black cardstock was added across the bottom to “ground” the letters.
My favorite ribbon, the black & white Gingham ribbon was added around the top of the card. Last, Elegant Faceted gems were added to the DSP in upper right corner.
I hope you like this not too scary Halloween card. here’s one last look. Have a great week! Marilyn (aka MJ)
Hi friends! I’ve got a really wonderful card to share with you. Wonderful because it was inspired by a couple of my friends & card class participants. I LOVE that we share ideas in class. I think I learn as much from the participants as they learn from me. Anyway, do you remember the ladybug card from April 6th.
The next classes are this Friday at 1p.m. & again at 7p.m. Then Sunday 24th at 2p.m. Registration deadline is today at 7 p.m. Email me if you’re interested.
I mentioned that you could flip the paper over the paper & make a black/white and red card instead of the Granny Apple Green & Crushed Curry side. Two friends did just that & it looked great. I had an extra kit cut so I decided to adapt the card using the”other side” of the paper.
Did I already mention that I love this bundle?! Ha- ha only a ‘gazillion times” right?! Anything with a punch is so quick & easy. Although I love our dies, the punches are especially good for mass production and card classes.
On this card, I flipped over the papers & added another ladybug & changed up the sentiment. I was inspired by Pinterest but this isn’t an exact copy; otherwise I would give credit to the creator. So many ideas out there- I grabbed an idea from here & there. Below are a couple of close-ups of my card.
Buffalo checks have been around for a while but still popular & I still love that black/white look! The dotted background is perfect for stamping on directly like I did with the sentiment. The Pattern Party papers will be missed as they were in a huge package of DSP as host gift. (If you love it too, you could host an on-line party before the end of April; just a $150 order qualifies. Connect with me if you’re interested).
I wrapped & frayed the ends of the black white twine from the soon retiring “Playful Pets” trim combo pack (20% off & in stock on Sunday). Black Matte dots were added. That’s it- easy peasy!
I hope you like this alternative to March’s card class card.
Have a great Monday, friends! Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)
Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
Stamps: Hello Ladybug
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic White
DSP: Pattern Party
Punch: Ladybug Builder
Accessories: Black Matte Dots, Playful Pets black & white twine￼
I’m over the top excited for one of our very best friends- she retired on Friday. Big party at a Mexican restaurant where we decorated with balloons, banners & even had blinky button for the reitree. So much fun! And looking forward to spending more time with her.
Here is the card that I created.
Love this LOL sentiment on the inside.
For the card, I used a Crumb Cake base with a layer of Flirty Flamingo and then a layer with the (fabulous) Pattern Party DSP. I used my Stamp-a-ratus to stamp the lady twice onto Crumb Cake with Momento ink. Double inking & stamping makes for a more prominent image.
Next I used one of the Shape dies from the Seasonal Labels dies & then colored the image using my Stampin’ Write Markers.
Again, using my Stamp-a-ratus, I stamped the sentiment on the front using a scrap of Flirty Flamingo card stock. Then I cut it up & adhered using my Tombow Liquid glue. Since the sentiment is about “up & down”, I wanted to create that feeling by angling the words. Pearl rounds were added for a bit of pop.
I decorated the inside & envelope with the Hostess gift DSP called Pattern Party- so colorful on one side & black & white on the opposite side in this huge 48 page pack.