Saturday, June 16, 2018

Play Day with The Tropical Chic Bundle

     I am having so much fun playing with the new Tropical Chic bundle in the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog! It is so awesome and can be used with all kinds of bright colors. Love some of the new colors from this years color refresh. I wasn't too happy when they did it the last time, but I got over it 😅 quick enough. This time I am totally OK with it! I love the new ones and the returning ones.


     I am a bright and colorful kind of person so I love all the new bright colors Stampin' Up! has now. The landscape card might be a bit busy but I like it, Love the colors... can you tell I love the colors 😆 I won't say it anymore... in this post!

      Both of these cards a pretty simple to CASE if you like what you see. The Mango Medley card is using the window die in the set. I ran it through on just plain white paper and cut the one set of leaves off, the second time I ran it through on a 3 1/4" square piece of Melon Mambo and left it entirely intact. the last time I ran it through with another 3 1/4" piece but this time I used Granny Apple Green and then another white piece behind. I know its a few layers but it looks so nice.
     On the top white piece, the stamp that matches the die cut totally fits, I just busted out my Stampa-ma-jig to get it right on. It turned out awesome if you ask me. I can't wait to give out these cards.

 

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A Tropical Thanks

     I want to thank Jackie Aitken for sharing her beautiful cards on the Demo page on Facebook because they gave me the inspiration to make these myself. I love the new bundles and suites in this years catalog. This one is the Tropical Escape Suite, stamp set, thinlits & 6 x 6  DSP. I would love to link so you could all see her beautiful cards but I can't as it is a closed group just for Demo's, but if she ever puts them on her page, Jaxx Crafty Creations... I will definitely link her cards.

     These are pretty simple cards... I just trimmed the 6x6 DSP on one side, trimming off half an inch then on the 6x6 side I cut it in half. Trying not to waste too much of the DSP. The rest is just stamped, cut out and put together however you like... you can see mine are slightly different.



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Sea a Wonderful Adventure

     I was finally able to get my Sale-A-Bration rewards and was so excited to get up to my card room to use them and I found myself using one of the other ones I already had! I had only got a couple of the 2018 Pre-Order items and the one I decided to go with was the one my Daughter wanted... So glad she wanted it 😉 The Sea of Texture bundle is absolutely beautiful!
     As usual, I head over to Pinterest and see all the beautiful creations everyone comes up with and it makes me fall in love with so many more bundles than I originally liked in the first place. I try to pace myself though and not go overboard 😂... I know... I made a funny! But I do try.
     I came across these beautiful cards by Kayla Macaulay, part of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Team. There is a reason they become part of that team, their cards are just amazing! I just had to CASE her beautiful cards. Changing a few small things of coarse but non the less, she was an amazing inspiration and I thank her for sharing her cards!
     You can see from the link to her cards that I closely CASED her wonderful design. I did do a couple slightly different variations of the one card. I liked the square as opposed to the one she has with a circle. I have to say, this card was the first time I used the Layering Squares dies.
     Her background as you can see, was using the new Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and I went with a watercolor wash for my background. I am still really loving the watercolor look and I tried something else new to me... The Baby Wipe Technique, giving me a very cool look for the octopus image. This is a pretty simple card to case when you just figure out what colors you want to use. Mine were Bermuda Bay, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Champagne Glimmer Paper


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Serene Garden Just for You

    Right as I looked on Pinterest this afternoon, this card was the first one I see! Just loved it and had to case it today as I am in need of more beautifully simple cards for my Mail A Card Monday I am doing this year. I have been doing pretty good at it so it was a good thing I had done lots of cards early on as I have used up my stash. I haven't been in my card room lately as I have been playing with Fairy Gardens so far this Spring. Using the Serene Garden bundle just seemed fitting 😉


This is a CASE from the card I saw earlier on Pinterest! I changed the color to one of the new In Colors, Grapefruit Grove. Such a pretty color and my favorite color is... orange!
I also did the Mirror Image Technique with the bird so it was facing the opposite direction. The easiest way I find to do that is using my Silicone Mat, and I got an extremely clear image.
To cut it out I still used the die in the bundle just used the window and bright light and did it backwards. It worked very well. I just made sure to use some washi to tape it down so not to move.


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