Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit Card

Hello, hello and happy Thursday! I know you haven't been seeing as much creativity from me as usual but I wanted to let you know I am absolutely working on fun stuff! It's just that it's fun stuff for On Stage in a few weeks and I am not allowed to share it until after the event. Don't worry, time flies and you'll get to see the fun new products before you even realize it.

For today, have you checked out the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit?! It's so amazing! I rarely buy embellishment kits because I'm always afraid that I won't use up the whole kit. This kit is just too fun to pass up. It's got two colors of twine, ribbon, paper bows, tassels, gold embellished die cuts and sequins! I used one of everything to make this simple card. I've even got a tutorial for you. Just scroll on down.







Measurements:
  • Card Base in Sahara Sand: 5½” x 8½” and scored at 4¼”
  • DSP Card Face: 4” x 5 ¼’

Instructions:
  1. Attach one length each of the blue and yellow twine around the middle of the DSP piece.
  2. Attach a length of the Calypso Coral ribbon above the twine and snip the ends on a diagonal.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral onto one of the die cut pieces. Then attach it to the center of the card using dimensionals.
  4. Add a rhinestone to the center of a bow. Then use a glue dot to adhere the bow to the ring of a tassel. Use a dimensional (cut in half so it is easily hidden) to attach the bow to the left of the sentiment piece.
  5. Use glue dots to add sequins to the front of your card.
  6. Attach the embellished DSP piece to the card base using dimensionals.

Have fun giving it a go! If you have any questions or need help ordering the products please let me know. Remember that through March 31st for every $50 CSV order, you will get to pick an exclusive gift of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration catalog! Pretty awesome! Also, if you love this embellishment kit, time is running out to purchase it as it will only be available through April. Need more stamps now? Never fear! I've got you covered!

Need more stamps now? Never fear! I've got you covered! Don't forget that during Sale-a-Bration (now) for every $50 USD you spend before taxes you will get to select a FREE item from the SAB catalog! If you are looking for the ultimate Stampin' Starter kit then now is the time! For $99 you will get to pick $125 in products of your choice plus any two stamp sets from the Main or Occasions Catalog! It really doesn't get better than that! Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping my blog today! See you soon!
-Maria.



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Need more stamps now? Never fear! I've got you covered!
Need more stamps now? Never fear! I've got you covered! Don't forget that during Sale-a-Bration (now) for every $50 USD you spend before taxes you will get to select a FREE item from the SAB catalog! If you are looking for the ultimate Stampin' Starter kit then now is the time! For $99 you will get to pick $125 in products of your choice plus any two stamp sets from the Main or Occasions Catalog! It really doesn't get better than that! Let me know if you have any questions!


Want a great discount on Stampin' Up! Products and to have a fun new stamping family? Join me on this fun adventure! I can't wait to be your super excited (possibly way too enthusiastic... No! That's not possible!) Stampin' Up! side kick and support lady! In case you didn't know, you can join Stampin' Up! just for the discount and never sell a single product. If you want to know the details just let me know. If you're looking for a discount on your favorite hobby (stamping and paper crafting with Stampin' Up! products) and want to earn money doing it... let me know! I'd love to talk with you whatever your interest might be! If you want to see a little more info go ahead and click the button below. Looking forward to hearing from you!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop- Birthday Bash!

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday and welcome to this month's One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop. This month our them is Birthday Bash and I hope you'll join us to see all of the creative birthday ideas this crew has to share. I'm loving the theme this month because my birthday is only a couple of days away and I'm looking forward to it!


For my card this month I decided to use the Bokeh Technique and to give you a quick tutorial just in case you've never tried it before. 

First, use sponge daubers to blend Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder inks onto your background. Start with the lightest color first.    

Next, use either circle framelits or circle punches in a variety of sizes to cut circles in a piece of window sheet. Using a sponge dauber gently sponge White Craft ink onto your sponged background using the window sheet as a mask. Sponge circles all over the background and overlap some circles too! Make sure not to cover the entire background as you do want color peeking through.


Set it aside to let the ink dry... This is more or less what your background should look like (feel free to use different colors).


Stamp your fairy image in Basic Gray Archival onto Whisper White. Cut it out with the Stitched Oval Framelit. Use a sponge dauber to blend Soft Sky ink onto the background of the image.Use the Watercolor pencils to color the fairy’s hair and skin (Calypso Coral is perfect for a skin tone!) then use an Aquapainter to blend it. Use your Aquapainter and Wisteria Wonder ink to color the dress. Be careful not to use too much water. Use clear Wink of Stella to add fairy dust to the fairy’s wings and dress.

Adhere your Bokeh background to the Marina Mist card face and then attach those pieces to the card face. Optionally, you can add Clear Wink of Stella to some of your Bokeh circles (I did). Add your flagged banner and silver ribbon. Then add your image piece with dimensionals. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Wisteria Wonder and add it to the bottom corner. To finish up your card add sequins in silver and clear using mini glue dots. 


My project this month is inspired by the generosity of one of my clients. Yesterday when he arrived for his appointment with me, one of my clients presented me with a beautiful tulip cookie! It was originally wrapped in a wax paper type bag that didn't allow you to see how beautiful the cookie was. I decided that I would wrap it back up in a way that it could show off a little. I used a clear envelope to put the cookie in and decorated it with a fun birthday topper. 

Isn't that a beautiful cookie?! I just love the sentiment too!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you'll keep on hopping along with the OSAT hop to see all of the other fabulous birthday creations!
See you soon!
-Maria


Next up on the hop is the talented Renee Ondrajka! Just click the Next button to head her way.

BLOG ROLL:
Lori Mueller
Melissa Davies
Marisa Gunn
Jennifer Hill
Tina Rackley Riddle
Crystal Komara
Kelly Acheson
Lisa Altman
Sue Plote
Rick Adkins
Jeanna Bohanon
Maria Willis: You are HERE!
Renee Ondrajka: NEXT!
Pam Staples
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Megan Thompson
Justin Krieger




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Need more stamps now? Never fear! I've got you covered!
Need more stamps now? Never fear! I've got you covered! Don't forget that during Sale-a-Bration (now) for every $50 USD you spend before taxes you will get to select a FREE item from the SAB catalog! If you are looking for the ultimate Stampin' Starter kit then now is the time! For $99 you will get to pick $125 in products of your choice plus any two stamp sets from the Main or Occasions Catalog! It really doesn't get better than that! Let me know if you have any questions!


Want a great discount on Stampin' Up! Products and to have a fun new stamping family? Join me on this fun adventure! I can't wait to be your super excited (possibly way too enthusiastic... No! That's not possible!) Stampin' Up! side kick and support lady! In case you didn't know, you can join Stampin' Up! just for the discount and never sell a single product. If you want to know the details just let me know. If you're looking for a discount on your favorite hobby (stamping and paper crafting with Stampin' Up! products) and want to earn money doing it... let me know! I'd love to talk with you whatever your interest might be! If you want to see a little more info go ahead and click the button below. Looking forward to hearing from you!