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My son has been asking for weeks if we could get corn on the cob. And I’d been putting him off, saying that it’s just too early — that’s a summer treat. But it’s official, summer must be here, since we had our first corn on the cob of the season this week. It was yummy, too! I’ll admit, I wasn’t too hopeful.
But it gives me one more reason to be thankful for stamping. I can make the Mouthwatering cherries perfectly delicious EVERY time — in any season! Plus with the new Scented Stampin’ Emboss Powder (see it online in Cherry), they even SMELL yummy.
There are a lot of fun tricks on this card:
- Make the background stand out with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder (see some other ideas for this folder)
- The cherries from the Mouthwatering stamp set (see it online) are colored using the Marker to Stamp Technique to get two colors on one image
- To add the scented embossing powder (yum, cherry!) to the stem, I used my Versamarker (see it online). It’s like Versamark ink, but in pen form, so you can add it just where you want the embossing powder to stick.
- Glittery Cherries: there’s always room for glitter! The red liquid glitter comes in a bottle: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (see it online)
- The brad at the end of the banner is one of the Jelly Bean Brads (see them online) in the Sweet Shop Product Suite (see some other Sweet Shop projects)
- The Labels Collection Framelits (see them online) lend a fun shape to the front panel — and I echoed it with another die-cut in the middle of the card.
- “You’re the BEST” comes from the Perfect Words hostess stamp set (see it online) — a set I find myself pulling out regularly!
Mmmm… more corn on the cob hopefully for us this week. And in the meantime, I’ll be stamping treats that make me think, “summer”!
I don’t know about where you live, but here, SUMMER was here yesterday! I couldn’t believe the heat wave in the afternoon, and I think we’ve already mowed the grass 3 times this year. Sunny days make me think of sunny stamping, so here is the First Card of Summer to share with you, using the Bright Blossoms stamp set (see it online) that will be available only in April, and then again when the new catalog debuts on June 1st.
The card base is actually 5-3/8″ x 5-3/8″, so it’s a little bigger than normal. Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! carries gorgeous Whisper White Envelopes in a medium square size (see them here). Just remember that it will cost an extra $0.20 to mail these, since they have to be hand canceled. Oh, and with the brad, well, it’s going to be that $0.20 extra anyway.
The stamp set is one of the items on the Summer Smooches Sneak Peek, available in April (browse it online). The Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper definitely brings summer to my mind.
The flowers in the Bright Blossoms stamp set are a lot of fun — think Stampin’ Write Markers and use the Marker-to-Stamp technique to add multi-colors to your stamping projects.
Can you see the brad close up on this card? I’m a huge fan of these — they are Fabric Covered Designer Brads (see them online) that match the colors in the Summer Smooches Suite.
Finally, this card has a Vellum Card Stock layer (see it online) that is attached behind the designer paper. Vellum is a great way to add interest or to add a feeling of lightness to a project.
If you’re looking for the items in the Product Suite, here’s a list:
Did you catch my Video Tutorial on the Apothecary Art stamp set and the Labels Collection Framelits last week? (check it out now) Well here’s a Quick Card that still uses the Apothecary Art stamp set (see it online), and the Framelits (see them online), but on an even simpler card background.
Isn’t the background color pretty on this card? The color is Blushing Bride from the 2010-2012 In Color Collection. Keep in mind that these 5 colors will be GONE after May 31st when the current catalog retires. If you want to have them in your collection, be sure to get them now!
Interested in more Clean & Simple projects? Check out a few on my blog!
Here’s another project using the same set of supplies as yesterday’s project, but with a whole different feel to the finished card. The finished card is square, and I’ve added the Elegant Bird die cut (see it online).
I like the bird with a bit of texture or a change in the paper for the wing, just to make it stand out. Like the little leaves? Me too! They’re from the 2 Step Bird Builder Punch (see it online).
You might have noticed a few favorites if you scan the projects from my blog in the past couple of weeks. One of my favs is definitely the Mixed Bunch stamp set (from the Occasions Mini Catalog) and its coordinating Blossom Punch (see it online).
Another fav? The Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online) — you can see the lines I made here on the right edge of the card if you look very carefully. They’re much easier to see in person. Speaking of which — there’s a new Diagonal Scoring Plate for the Scoring Tool! You can check it out online — and watch for my project ideas in the next couple of weeks!
When I go to someone’s home for a Stampin’ Up! party, I often plan two projects to share — a quick & easy card, and a project using chocolate. Because stamping is fun, but stamping with CHOCOLATE is better! I have a number of “candy projects” in past blog posts, and here is another, using the Two Tags Die for the Big Shot. (see it online)
The larger of the tags on the Two Tags Die is just about perfect for wrapping a small Hershey’s bar. This project could hardly be simpler:
- Cut the large tag in the Two Tags Die from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (it’s one of the free Sale-A-Bration selections)
- Add candy in the center (I like to hold mine in the center with a Stampin’ Dimensional) and wrap with ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (also one of the Sale-A-Bration selections)
- Heat emboss and punch the postage stamp from the Fresh Vintage stamp set (Sale-A-Bration selection) using the Postage Stamp Punch
- Layer with Poppy Parade card stock & give to a friend!
Even more fun, these little treats can be adapted for pretty much any occasion. Here’s a fun idea that I used for Valentine’s Day. We made 50 of these as favors for the Senior Bingo Party at our local library!
Yup — the Occasions Alphabet (see it online) that I used here is a terrific one to have on hand for all kinds of occasions, all year long.
And if you haven’t washed your windows, turn right back around and pull out your stamping supplies. Those windows will wait! Instead, try the Stampin’ Up! Beveled Windowpanes (see them online)!
These little babies come smudge-free and you don’t have to wash them at all. Here’s a project showcasing the windowpanes along with the You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online), both in the Occasions Mini Catalog (ends April 30th!).
This card was also one of the projects in my last round of the Stamps in the Mail Club. While you can’t sign up for this project any longer, you CAN sign up for the next round of projects! (learn more about Stamps in the Mail Club)
Earlier this month I shared an Easter bonnet that we made at Stamp Club in April. I loved the flowers on the hat so much that I decided to use the same supplies to create a birthday card for my niece.
Since she’s just turning 13, I had to include some ‘bling’ in the form of Rhinestones. The spring colors here are Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose and So Saffron. Stamps are from my favorite birthday set — On Your Birthday (see it online).
Happy Birthday Jenny!