Sneakers and Speakers are two of my 18 year old’s favorite things! He loves shopping for shoes and speakers/headphones of any kind. I sort of share this shoe obsession with him. I probably have way too many in my closet. Maybe my love of cute shoes is one of the reasons I am enjoying this Epic Celebrations stamp set so much. With it, I can create cute shoes in any color I want!
On today’s card I used my son’s two favorite things and two of my favorite colors, Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist. I love them both, and together they really produce a WOW effect! I chose to fussy cut the shoes for this card so I could use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them up, but I think the card would still be epic if you didn’t have time for that extra detail.
The headphones in the background were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Since I don’t have a Lemon Lime Twist marker, I used a Blender Pen and my ink pad to color those wonderful green shoes.
If you don’t have Blender Pens (102845), you really need to buy some. They allow you to color with any ink pad you have. They also are wonderful to use with the Watercolor Pencils (141709). (Check out these pink shoes colored with Watercolor Pencils.) Blender Pens are $12 and you get 3 dual tipped pens, so they last a really long time.
The new Occasions Catalog also offers variety packs of Classic Stampin’ Spots. These are cute little ink pads that allow you to expand your ink pad color palette without the expense of full size pads. There are two of these variety packs available for $9 each.
Tutti Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots (145644)
Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots (145641)
Remember, until March 31, if you place an order of $50 or more you earn FREE product! I can help you choose items that will stretch your dollars as far as possible! (Shopping for Stampin’ stuff is more fun to me than sneakers and speakers shopping!) Contact me today, I am here to help!
This is day 3 of Epic Celebrations stamp set! If you want to take a look at the images included in this set, check out this post. Today we have used repeated stamped images like our shoes yesterday, except with the guitar image. This card was surprisingly easy to do. Using Watercolor Pencils I quickly added color to the guitars. I like that the images were intentionally NOT colored perfectly, just quickly. It adds a sort of hand drawn feel to the card.
The Tailored Tag Punch (new in the Occasions Catalog) nicely frames the stamped sentiment and adds a wonderful masculine touch. Because of the straight lines, it is easy to to add a larger colored layer, even without a larger punch. A black marker and a ruler helped me add the “pin stripe” detail to the punched sentiment. This turned out exactly as I had hoped it would. How often does that happen? 😉 Like yesterday’s card, I added a little bling with some metallic thread, but in copper this time. It is shiny, but doesn’t look out of place on the masculine card.
Don’t forget, you can select the Epic Celebrations stamp set FREE with a $50 order during our Sale-A-Bration campaign going on now! We have 2 more cards to share from this set. Be sure to check back! There’s another shoe project coming tomorrow. 🙂
Epic Celebrations in Pink? What could be better?! Today we are sharing our next project using the Epic Celebrations stamp set from Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration catalog. This is such a fun set. Yesterday, we used the fun guitar image, but today’s project is all about the shoes! This card, like the one yesterday, was inspired by the catalog samples. Here’s a look at our pink card…
After stamping these shoes with black ink on my Powder Pink paper, I used my Watercolor Pencils to color them pink and white. Aren’t they cute?! Love how they turned out. The sentiment is so fitting for these awesome shoes. I also added a little sparkle with silver metallic thread. This card will surely make someone smile when I pass it on.
Now, here are a couple things I want you to keep in mind from this project…
- First, be sure to use your catalogs for inspiration! I don’t know if I would have come up with those pink shoes on my own or not. But I didn’t have to! Stampin’ Up! catalogs are FILLED with wonderful project ideas. Be sure to try them.
- Second, the Watercolor Pencils look so good on the colored cardstock! Don’t limit your coloring to Whisper White or Very Vanilla paper.
Check back tomorrow! We have another guitar card to share with you!
Epic Celebrations is the first stamp set that we are featuring on our Sale-A-Bration blitz. Each week we will choose a different Sale-A-Bration item and post projects made using that item. Hopefully that will help you choose which of these great FREE stamp sets and items is right for you. The Epic Celebrations set has quickly become one of my favorites! Here’s a look at the stamp set…
It has fun images and sentiments. We’ll be sharing masculine projects and girlie ones this week, because it works great for either. A gift bag sample in the Sale-A-Bration brochure inspired our first card…
We used a variety of colors and images to create the fun background, but my favorite detail is that Tangerine Tango guitar! I stamped the guitar with VersaMark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I fussy cut it with my Paper Snips…which was actually pretty easy. Add an “epic” sentiment and some sequin stars to finish it off. So cute!
You can earn this stamp set FREE during our Sale-A-Bration sale that lasts until the end of March. Simply place a $50 order, or more, and earn free product. Click ‘Shop Now’ at the top of this page to get started.
I have four more projects from the Epic Celebrations set to share with you this week. Be sure to check back tomorrow, you won’t want to miss any of them!
Saying thank you is important. It isn’t always required or expected, but it is good manners and would make your momma proud. When people go out of their way to make your life a little easier, you really need to take the time to appreciate it…AND to let them know that you appreciate it. Recently someone did that for me. She went above and beyond what she was asked to do and it was awesome. I felt like she needed an awesome “thank you” in return. So, I made this…
I have shared a card in a box with you before, but I don’t do it very often because it is time consuming. I reserve these projects for really special occasions. However, I don’t want to make it sound so daunting a task that you would never even try it! You definitely SHOULD try it and I will tell you why.
- They have the WOW factor…like over the top WOW
- It’s good to flex your creative muscles at times
- You can still fit them in a regular envelope and mail them like an ordinary card
- You can make them for any occasion and use any theme you want
- It is FUN. Remember, that’s why we do what we do…for enjoyment.
I admit that I did not squeeze mine into a regular envelope, I used too many pearls on it for that. I made a special box envelope for it and dolled that up too. That just added to the fun of saying thank you to her.
If you need a tutorial for a card in a box, simply leave me a comment letting me know and I will get instructions to you. And after you create one, please share a picture with me so I can be amazed at your cleverness!
Failure or success? Sometimes it is hard to tell. I heard two different examples of this today. The first was in reference to Reggie Jackson, the baseball player. He was hugely successful in his career and is remembered for home run hitting. But do you know what record he still holds today in major league baseball? It is the record for the most strikeouts…2,597 of them! The other example I heard today was also a sports figure, and it came from a completely different source. It was Micheal Jordan. He said that he had missed more than nine thousand shots in his career and that he had lost almost 300 games. He went on to say that he had failed over and over again…but that was also why he succeeded. Michael Jordan never quit trying, he never gave up.
Today I tried a new technique and it FAILED completely! I followed the instructions I was given, but it just did not work. I managed to salvage the card that I was creating and it still turned out cute. So was it really a failure? I mean, the technique did not work at all, but the card did, so maybe it was a success anyway? Hard to tell at times. Here is my finished product…
I know that saving my card wasn’t much of a risk. I could have easily scratched it all and started again…its only paper after all. But the lesson we can learn from Reggie Jackson and Michael Jordan is important for our lives in general, not just our paper crafts. Have I quit on something when success was just around the corner? Have I allowed temporary set backs to permanently stop me from moving forward? I don’t want failure, or the fear of it, to cripple me from trying again. And I know that God doesn’t want that for his children either.
So, my challenge for you today is to be BOLD. Go for it…whatever your “it” is. Trust that what God has called you to do, he will enable you to do.
Saying goodbye to our retiring product is a bittersweet time every year. Some of my stamp sets feel like old friends and I don’t want to let them go just yet. We also have to say goodbye to 5 In Colors every year and some of them are my favorite colors. (Still mourning the loss of Blackberry Bliss last year!) But the excitement of the new products that are arriving soon and the new “friends” that I will make, cheers me up and gives me something to look forward to.
The Traveler stamp set is one of my “old friends.” We have created cards for almost every occasion with this set, including Christmas. It might not seem versatile to you at first glance, but once you start playing with it, you realize the possibilities. You can see, from the picture of my Traveler stamps, that it was well loved.
Today I decided to create yet another card with this set. I needed a masculine birthday card and I wanted to do a reflection technique. I love how it turned out and that just makes it harder to say goodbye to this retiring stamp set.
We’ll be playing with this set and other retiring product at our Out with the Old class later this month. You can register for this class here! Join us for this special stamping event and get a peek at some of the new items that will be available in June!
May the 4th Be With You! Did you know it was Star Wars day? My family and I are huge Star Wars fans and so celebrating this day is something we look forward to. This year, like most, we celebrated with a Star Wars Movie marathon.
I also try to create a Star Wars themed paper craft. Last year I created a Darth Vader card. In previous years I have created punch art characters like Yoda and R2D2. It is challenging and I enjoy thinking outside the box to come up with ideas. This year I created a Death Star card.
The large circle was created from a circle cutter that I have had for many years. None of my thinlits were large enough. The smaller circle details were punched. Aside from those tools, everything else was simply sponged using Basic Black ink on the Smoky Slate paper.
Now what do I do with my Star Wars day creations? Maybe you are lucky enough to have a friend whose birthday is May the 4th, like I do. Or maybe you just use it as a birthday card for someone who is a Star Wars fan any time of the year. Either way, these Star Wars themed cards are unique and are sure to be appreciated by their recipient.
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What’s the best Dr. Seuss quote to use in a card? This is the perfect question to ask on Dr. Seuss day! So many of us have loved Dr. Seuss books from the time we were small children. The silly nonsense rhymes made us giggle then and we still giggle now when we read them to our children or our grandchildren.
Because they are so recognizable, these are perfect to use as sentiments in your handmade cards. They can be silly or profound, but are sure to bring a smile and maybe even a happy memory to the recipient.
But what’s the BEST Dr. Seuss quote to use? I have done a little research on this and have come up with an answer for you. Of course, this is my opinion and I think you should do some research yourself and figure out which Dr. Seuss quote is best for your card. Here’s what I came up with…
The BEST Dr. Seuss Quote to use in a card
And here’s a look at the front of my card…
I love how the copper foil paper looks on this dragonfly. It is so elegant! And although all those tiny pieces were glued on individually, it wasn’t hard, just a little time consuming. I am okay with spending the time when it produces a WOW effect like this one!
I simply printed my quote on a piece of whisper white cardstock and cut it to fit inside my card. To get the best use of your paper, go ahead and print your sentiment on each quadrant of the cardstock so you can create 4 sentiments at once.
I hope you will choose to use a Dr. Seuss quote in one of your cards, even if it isn’t Dr. Seuss day. It’s a fun way to share a smile with someone. Please share our post on Facebook so that others can enjoy the silliness of this day too!