May 30, 2017

A Bright and Cheery Card - Lovely Inside and Out

Happy Tuesday! Are you getting excited? I know I am! The new catalog goes live Thursday! Yep, that's right, it goes live in just  more days! Wohoo! Have you had the chance to see it yet? No? Well you really need a physical copy of the catalog in order to fully appreciate it. If you don't have a physical copy, please let me know and I will get one in the mail to you. It is chock full of awesomeness. Not only is it full of awesome product, but it is loaded with design ideas, tips and tricks and even a few "how to's"! So, if you don't already have a demonstrator, I would LOVE to serve you and get one of these catalogs into your hot little hands. Just email me and let me know where I need to send it to.
In the meantime, here is a bright and cheery card I made using the brand new Lovely Inside and Out stamp set.
I paired it up with Designer Series Paper from the Color Theory DSP pack along with the new In-Color, Berry Burst and an old stand-by, Bermuda Bay. To add a little sumthin' sumthin', I added one of the new In-Color Tiny Bow's in the coordinating Berry Burst. 
I hope you enjoyed today's card. I would appreciate if you let me know your thoughts in the comments below. In the meantime, I wish you a great day and Happy Stamping,
Katrina


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May 25, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite and Tranquil Tide

Happy Thursday! I am so glad you stopped by! We're getting soooo close to the launch of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! OH-EM-GEE! I can barely contain myself and CAN NOT wait to be able to order beyond the limited pre-order selection Stampin' UP! allowed us demonstrators to get ahead of time. Trust me, that alone makes it sooo worth being a demo...because lets face it, being able to order a little bit is far better than not being able to order at all; well at least that is my theory...don't laugh, I can't help myself...who knew picking up a rubber stamp would lead to such an addiction?
Anyhoo, I have a really cute card for you using the Eastern Palace suite of product that is only available as a bundle until 5/31/17. Once the catalog goes live on 6/1, the only bundled items in this suite will be the stamp and die set. Everything else will be an individual purchase and will ultimately cast you a little more . I love these dies too. They are so different from any other dies we have ever carried because several of the dies make partial cuts, creating dimension rather than fully cutting the images out. I will post an image of all the possible looks with this die set in the near future so you can see them all, but for now, here is my card for today using the stamp set, dies and designer series paper;
Altered partial die cut using the Eastern Palace die set
The Tranquil Tide is such a soothing color and it pairs beautifully with Dapper Denim. The sentiments in this set make it pretty versatile and the font used is just beautiful. 


Instructions:
I began with a standard card base of Tranquil Tide cut 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25". I layered a piece of the Eastern Palace DSP cut 5.25" x 4" and a second piece of Tranquil Tide cut 4.25" x 2.375" (2 3/8"), Very Vanilla 4.125" x 2.25" and a second piece of DSP cut 4" x 2.125".
I then cut a piece of Tranquil Tide using the flower shaped die (this die does a partial cut, so I then used a circle framelit to fully cut it away from the cardstock and the removed the remaining paper from between the "petals". I stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink onto scrap Very Vanilla and the dotted circle image with Dapper Denim ink and punched it out using the 2" circle punch and adhered it to the "flower" and attached this to the card using dimensionals. 
Let me know your thoughts about this card. I would love to hear them, so please leave a comment below and I will be back soon with more sneak peeks into the awesome new catalog!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

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May 23, 2017

Wood Words & The 2017-2019 In-Colors

Good Morning and happy Tuesday! I have to tell you, I spent the weekend in my craft room playing around with new goodies, as I am preparing for my new Annual Catalog Launch party, and the more I play with these new In-colors, the more I fall in love with them. In today's cards, I created monochromatic examples using each of the new colors using the new stamp set, Wood Words, an awesome stamp set that ranks right up there as a favorite and I really hope you enjoy these as well.
For each card, I began with a card base cut 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25" Then for the Tranquil Tide and the Fresh Fig card, I used coordinating colored DSP from the Eastern Palace Designer Series paper pack cut 4" x 5.25" and for the Lemon Lime Twist and the Berry Burst, I made my own patterned paper using the splatter image from the Touches of Textures stamp set and the Powder Pink I created the pattern using the dotted pattern from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set. I then cut a second piece of solid cardstock 3.25" x 4.5" and stamped the floral pattern from Wood Words stamp set onto Whisper White with the coordinating ink pad along with the sentiment from the same set in Basic Black and Fresh Fig for the Tranquil Tide card.
I hope you enjoyed today's cards and I really hope I was able to capture how awesome these colors really are for you. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below as I do enjoy reading them. In the meantime, have a great day and happy stamping,
Katrina,
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May 18, 2017

Lovely Friends and Laurel Pop Ups

Well good morning and Happy Thursday! Well it looks like Spring or should I say Summer is finally making her appearance here in Central New York.We were seriously beginning to think she decided to vacation in the tropics and we were going to have to skip over it straight to Fall...our temps have been hanging in the 40's and 50's which is quite chilly even for us this time of year...but in CNY fashion, she is fashionably late and hit 88 today! Now, if it just sticks! What's the weather been like in your area?
Ok, well enough about the weather here in CNY, I have a pop up card for you using the brand new Lovely Friends stamp set and Lovely Laurel Thinlits. This set is just too cute and has so many possibilities.
I just love the new In-color Berry Burst. It's just so bright and cheery and it coordinates well with several of our core colors. Here I paired it up with Bermuda Bay and Old Olive and I think it just pops with these colors.


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For the inside, I added the Laurel pop up with banner. This makes such a great interactive card, your recipient will think you spent hours making it however, the Thinlits make it a breeze!
I hope you enjoyed today's card, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. I would also love to hear what you would like to see for future projects and posts. I am here for YOU and it's my desire to provide the content that you will find most useful.
Have an amazing day, and I will see you back here Sunday for a blog hop tour with some of my stamping friends with plenty more sneak peeks into the new catalog coming June 1st. The supplies for this card other will be available June 1st.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

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