Stampin' Up! Choose Happiness masked card


Masking is a great way to draw attention and visual interest to your card without adding a lot of bulk.

This card, based on one Sarah Klass shared on Pinterest, allows branches from Choose Happiness to provide most of the design. The sentiment, from Painted Petals (now retired), pops against the white space and is only adorned with one punched flower. (And bling… can't forget the bling.) Along with the flora and fauna, I added a bit more of nature with our Linen Thread. Now this card is ready for someone who is amazingly amazing!

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Adriana B.

Certainly Celery card stock (retired) and Copic markers were also used to create this card.
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Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life thank you card


This week has been crazy busy! My son and I have been helping out with a fantastic summer camp our church is hosting. You may have heard of this camp; it's called WinShape and it's run by Chickfila. We have over 350 kids involved this year and the enjoyment and energy they are sharing is invigorating! I created some cards to thank some of the staff members and our volunteers at church. Here's one quick one I put together using our Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch.

To fill in the apples with a little bit of color, use a Blender Pen to 'pull' ink from the stamped apples. Just don't go over the areas too much or you will cause the paper to pull apart and pill up. For tips on how to use Blender pens, check out this article by magazine..

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Adriana B.

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Stampin' Up!'s new 100 lb. card stock & Garden in Bloom single layer card


Ever wish our Whisper White card stock was a little thicker? Well, let me introduce to you our new Thick White card stock!

With it's 100 lb. weight, the card stands up nice and sturdy. This single layer card (based on one shared by the company) also spotlights a new floral stamp set called Garden In Bloom. This adorable set is a two-stepper, meaning it includes outline and filler images. Speaking of two... creating this card reminded me of two things I've been meaning to share with you:

*TIP 1: When using photopolymer stamps, place a piece of foam or a Stampin' Pierce Mat under your card stock. This allows a little bit of cushion - much like the foam on our rubber stamps - and provides a more clearly stamped image.

*Tip 2: To get more use out of each ink pad, ink up the outline image and stamp. Then ink up the filler image, stamp once on a scrap of paper then stamp onto your project. Here's an example of how this "stamp off " technique was used for the leaves:

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Washi not washing the morning away


One of the my favorite embellishments right now is Washi Tape. Whether adding a decorative border, a strip of color or creating a layer of it's own, it's an affordable option for adding something special to your projects.

For this card I used our 2014-16 In Color Washi tape. All of the patterns shown below come in one set (together).

To create the panel, simply lay your washi tape across a scrap piece of card stock. Either trim the overhang or allow it to fold over and stick to the back. Due to the slick nature of the tape, I chose to use our new Tear & Tape Adhesive; like the names says you just tear the tape to size (no need for scissors) and the backing will easily peel off. So much easier to use than Sticky Strip and just as strong!

To create the sentiment, I heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder which allows the natural card stock color to show through. Then help it pop by adding ink using your ink pad and a Sponge Dauber.

Just for fun, I added a few sequins from our new Metallics Sequin Assortment. The assortment contains sequins in silver, gold, white, black and clear. I hope this shot allows you to see the clear ones and how they sparkle!

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Adriana B.

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