Stampin’ Up! Thinking of You card

Hi Friends,

This week I’m in Orlando for our 30 year Stampin’ Up! Celebration convention!

One of the FUN things we do is create cards to swap with other Demonstrators ( over 5000 of us!!!)

This is one Swap card I designed.

I used Gray Granite as the base –such a subtle color –I LOVE it!

The next layer is Coastal Cabana embossed with the Layering Leaves Folder.

Then I took a piece of the Silver Foil card stock and layered Frosted Floral DSP on top of that.

Those papers are soooooo beautiful–one side has a muted shimmery appearance to it. GORGEOUS!

The Silver Foil paper makes the designer paper really POP!

SO I swapped these with my house mates  and I’ll show you what I received in return when I’m back in Massachusetts.

I’m SURE I’ll have some gorgeous cards to share with all of you!

 

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Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa

Hi Friends,

Ho-ho-HO! This adorable Stampin’ Up! stamp set Signs of Santa makes me LAUGH!

Here is the card I made all by myself! HA HA HA!

Stampin' Up! Signs of Santa card

FIrst, I love the expressions on ALL the elves and Mr and Mrs Claus!

Look at this little impish elf!

He’s popped up with a few Dimensionals.

I LOVE the predominant color palette – Poppy Parade and Garden Green. Festive and bright!

It was fun making this one by using the Santa’s Signpost Framelits and the Santa’s Workshop DSP.

My message was used with the Silver Foil Paper and the Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies.

Yet another option for holiday cards!

I hope you like it and if you have any questions, please contact me!

 

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Petal Promenade DSP and Fresh Fig Paper!

Hi Friends,

I LOVE the Petal Promenade Designer Series paper.

The colors are soft and romantic and really have such versatility!

Petal Promenade Designer Series and Fresh Fig Card pare make this a simpple yet elegant card. I also used the Foil-Edged rads and Envelopes in SIlver.

See how beautiful that paper is! There are 4 sheets with trimmable elements–just like the one I used.

For a bit of contrast, I used the Galvanized Metallic paper to border the DSP. Then I added the message and layered it using Layering Ovals Framelits . A little Fresh Fig Shear ribbon for a pop of interest.

I did emboss the Fresh Fig card stock using the Layered Leaves Folder.

What do you think?

The base was made with Gray Granite at 8 1/2 x 4 1/4–scored at 4 1/4″.

The next layer is Fresh Fig cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″ and embossed.

Then the DSP was cut at 3″ square and layered onto a piece of the Galvanized Metallic paper (cut 3 1/4″ square), using Snail Adhesive.

That layer was attached using Dimensionals

Then the message was stamped and pushed through the Big Shot using layering Ovals.

I did the same with a piece of Fresh Fig to back the white layer.

Lastly I cut a piece of the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon and attached to the back of the oval.

I can NOT say enough about how much I LOVE the Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes! They come in either gold or silver and add such a degree of elegance, in my humble opinion!

They are so easy to use and certainly lend a air of elegance to any card you make!

What do YOU think?

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Barbara Lash signature line

Stampin’ Up! Snow is Glistening Christmas

Hi Friends,

This is a gorgeous Stampin’ Up! hand made Christmas card.

It’s using the new November promotional stamp set, Snow is Glistening.

Here is the easy and FUN card!

Stampin' Up! hand made Christmas card using the Snow is Glistening promotional stamp set

Isn’t it pretty????????

The base is a layer of Merry Merlot..the Joyous Noel DSP is actually the fancy fold.

Don’t worry,…I’ve got a downloadable PDF with all the dimensions and directions later on.

Stampin' Up! hand made Christmas card Snow is Glistening promotional stamp set

It’s VERY easy and fast to make —seriously!

The message layer is a piece of Merry Merlot with a layer of Very Vanilla and then I stamped the message and a flourish of snow at the top.

Stampin' Up! hand made Christmas card Snow is Glistening promotional stamp set

The front of the card has another layer of Merry Merlot with Very Vanilla card stock.

This time I stamped the tree in Old Olive, copper embossed three snowflakes and THEN added a swath of Shimmery White Embossing Paste just at tree line.

Looks like snow to me!

Stampin' Up! hand made Christmas card Snow is Glistening promotional stamp set

I’d love for you to copy this card! Click on any link for product info at my online store or contact me directly!

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Waterfront Card

Hi Friends,

I love water-coloring and I LOVE this Waterfront  stamp set!

It is so versatile for so many occasions!

And before you laugh too hard, I DID create this video last Friday –April 13th! Just a week later I got to publish it!!!

Here is the finished card.

 

What do YOU think?

Check out my video below and see how fast and easy it is to make!

Here are the directions:

  1. Base of card is Night of Navy CS cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″
  2. Next is a layer of Soft Suede CS cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″and Snailed onto the base.
  3. Next is a layer of Night of Navy CS cut at 5 x 3/3/4″ and Snailed onto the Soft Suede layer.
  4. Take a piece of Water Color paper, cut to 3 x 4 1/2″ and start the FUN!
  5. Starting from the bottom, I used Marina Mist ink for the water shadow.
  6. Then using Night of Navy ink, I added the water lines.
  7. Next I used Soft Suede and added the sandy beach and the trees.
  8. Then using Old Olive, the mountains were stamped full strength and stamped off.
  9. The sun was stamped with Crushed Curry –and the message in Night of Navy.
  10. The inside is a piece of Whisper White stamped with the trees and mountains and I did the same thing to the envelope! (no naked envelopes in my house!!!)

VOILA!!!!! Fast and easy –and so so pretty.

I would  appreciate it if you offered your comments! I LOVE hearing from you and I aim to please!

So please comment and share!

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