Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Spot Challenge #117 - Create Your Own DSP with Stampin' Up! Nothings Better Than Bundle

Hey there and Happy Tuesday or I've survived Monday Day!  I'm back over with my Design Team Friends at The Spot Challenge Blog this week with my take on a fun new Challenge!



Create Your Own DSP is such a fun idea!  I used the awesome new Nothings Better Than Bundle and if you know me at all, you know I'd go with Coffee.. my drink of choice!


To create my own DSP, I randomly stamped the cup from the Nothings Better Thank Stamp Set randomly in Pretty Peacock Ink on a 3 3/4" x 5" panel of Whisper White Cardstock.  I made sure to turn my stamp so that the coffee cup was in varrying directions.  Once I was happy with the placement of the mugs, I stamped the inside of the cup image with Seaside Spray Ink.  I finished it off by randomly stamping with little retro star image in Granny Apple Green in various places between the coffee cups.... the star is Sooooo Cute!  I layered the panel on a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8" matt of Granny Apple Green Cardstock and then layered that on a Pretty Peacock 11" x 4 1/4" cardbase that was scored at 5 1/2".   I added a 1 3/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock across from the middle of the card and then added a 1 2/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock centered vertically over that.  I added a piece of white linen ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon combo pack and tied it around the front of the card by making a knot in the front on the left side.  On a large scrap of Whisper White Cardstock I cut the largest of the Stitched Shape Circles Dies.  The sentiment "Today is a" was stamped towards the upper left of the circle in Pretty Peacock Ink.  I then stamped the "Kind of Day" sentiment in the lower right of the circle with Pretty Peacock Ink.  I used Granny Apple Green and Pretty Peacock cardstock, I cut out with the "coffee" word die twice in Granny Apple Green and once in Pretty Peacock.  I layered the two Granny Apple Green coffees together with Multipurpose Adhesive and then layered those over the Pretty Peacock offseting it just a bit so that the Pretty Peacock shadowed just a bit on the left side.  I then added the word with Multipurpose adhesive between the two sentiments.   On a scrap of Whisper White, I stamped two more coffee cups just like I had on the DSP, and then cut them out with the coordinating cup dies and added them to the ricle in the lower left and upper right of the circle.  I stamped the little retro star with Granny Apple Green Ink three times on the circle.  I added the steam over the coffee cup on the lower left of the circle.  For the upper coffee cup, the steam was stamped on the DSP since there was no more room on the circle.   I added some dimensionals behind the circle in the upper and lower half avoiding the ribbon and adhered to the front of the card front.  

Here's the inside and it's super cute if I do say so myself...


The inside sentiments were stamped in Pretty Peacock and Granny Apple Green.  I added three of the stars and then stamped the coffee cup at the bottom as I had done on the card front.

I hope you love it as much as I do!  Head over to The Spot and check out the cards from the rest of the Design Team... they are always inspiring!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you are interested in any of these fabulous products, they are listed below.  This is a super fabulous bundle!!  Blessings, Tina


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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Spot Sketch Challenge #117 with Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Bundle and Flowers for Every Season DSP

Hey there and Happy Tuesday!  If you're reading this you've survived Monday and well on your way to getting through the week!  I'm back with the rest of the Design Team over at The Spot Creative Challenge Blog with my take on a fun sketch challenge!


In trying to decide what to use for my sketch, I first went through some of my DSP.  The problem with that was that I really didn't want to cut diagonally through any of it but I finally decided on something that I felt wouldn't take away from the card design... The Flowers for Every Season DSP.  There were some subtle designs in the pack that I thought would work nicely.  What do you think?


Once I picked the DSP, I picked my colors.. Bumble Bee, Just Jade and Whisper White.  Once I had my colors, I picked my stamp set... Forever Fern!  


For the inside I kept it really simple ..


I can always stamp something else inside once I decide who I'm sending this too.  

Below is a list of the products used.  Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Spot Color Challenge #116 with Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope your week has gotten off to a good start!  I'm over at The Spot with my take on a cool color challenge this week!  I hope you'll take some time to stop by and check it out.



So for the challenge, you need to pick at least 3 of the colors for your card.  I chose Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry and used the beautiful Prized Peony Bundle.


I started off with an 11" x 4 1/4" half sheet of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card base. I added a 3 5/8" x 5" panel of Flirty Flamingo.  On another piece of Flirty Flamingo, some of the peony and leaf images from the Prized Peony Bundle were stamped tone-on-tone in the upper right corner and the lower left corner.  The stamped panel was cut with the 2nd from the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I added some light sponging of Flirty Flamingo Ink along the edges of the panel.  Linen thread was run around the bottom of the panel twice and tied in a bow on the left side.  Dimensionals were then added to the stitched rectangle panel to adhere it over the other Flirty Flamingo panel on the card base.  The sentiment from the Prized Peony stamp set was stamped on a scrap of a Rich Razzleberry Cardstock with Versamark Ink and then embossed in White.  I used one of the circle labels die from the Tasteful Labels Dies to cut out the sentiment and adhered with with Multipurpose Liquid Glue directly onto the right bottom of the card front.  Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, and Mint Macaron were used to cut out the Peony, leaves and some greenery from the Forever Flourishing Dies. Some tone-on-tone sponging was added to the peony layers before assembling.   The leaves were adhered directly onto the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the Peony was adhered with glue dots.  Some mini dimensionals were added to the flower in between some of the layers to add dimension to the flower.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you don't have this bundle yet.. well you need it!  It is really fabulous!   Have a blessed day!  Tina



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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Stampin' Up! Playful Pets Suite

Hello there!  It's Thursday which brings us so much closer to Friday!  Yay!  For some reason I woke up at 3am again.  As soon as I had my coffee made, I was headed into the Craft Room to play with the amazing Playful Pets Suite!  There is so much fabulousness in this set if you are a dog person.. like me! lol


I love a good gatefold card and this adorable doggie was perfect for it! 


The Pampered Pets Bundle is awesome in itself but pair it with this beautiful Playful Pets DSP and it's a winner for sure!


I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for the outside labels as well as the inside Stitched Scallop Rectangle for the perfect spot to write a little note!

Have a blessed day!  Tina




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