Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Whiskey Business 10 Minute Card

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Today's card is a quick 10 minute birthday card.  Sometimes, I just don't have the perfect card for an occasion, or the person.  This is how the Whiskey Business card came to be.  We were invited to join a birthday celebration and I had just returned home from VA, so I sat down and quickly created this card.  I hope it inspires you to try and create a simple card quickly.  Give it a try, just pull out a stamp set, minimal colours and create - you may be very pleasantly surprised with the results.  Stampin'' Up!® artwork is fabulous, make it the star.



  

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Cinnamon Cider card base   (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half landscape orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Cinnamon Cider cardstock (CS) layer

2 x 5 1/4 Basic White CS layer

1/2 x 3 Basic White CS for sentiment

3/4 x 5 1/2 Be Dazzling Specialty Paper  (free with a $60 purchase until September 30th or while supplies last)  Click here, to view the Sale a-bration freebies

Whiskey Business stamp set

Timber 3D Embossing Folder 

Cinnamon Cider Ink

Sponge Daubers

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Assembly & Trix:

*  Emboss the 4 x 5 1/4 Cinnamon Cider CS layer with the Embossing folder and adhere using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Stamp the whiskey glasses randomly across the Basic White layer using Cinnamon Cider ink.  ***Trix, don't think about this too much, just stamp, think glasses clinking together kind of vibe :)

*  Add Cinnamon Cider ink to the inside of the glass using sponge daubers.  ***Trix, dab the ink pad, dab off on scrap paper, then dab the ink on the ice cubes in the glass, simple.  Again don't think about it too much, just add colour  :)

*  Stamp the sentiment with Cinnamon Cider ink and adhere to stamped layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the Be Dazzling strip of paper to the Basic White layer with glue or Stampin' Seal +

*  Adhere the Basic White layer to the card with glue.


Enjoy and have a super day!


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Monday, August 30, 2021

You're A Peach DSP for Sketch #500 at FMS

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Today's card was inspired by a couple of things.  First the beautifully simply sketch from Linda Callahan at Freshly Made Sketches.  This sketch is super special because its # 500 - yes you read that correct - the Freshly Made Sketches design team has been providing inspiration for Ten Years!  Congratulations!   

Second, it's peach season here in Niagara Ontario Canada.  This easy layered card is terrific to make in multiples - humm say when giving away jars of peach jam ;)      

Click on either my card or the FMS images to go directly to their blog and soak in the inspiration!

As you may already know I'm a paper gal, I love all Designer Series Paper!  I don't even  own the Sweet As A Peach stamp set, but I have the paper - ha.  This sketch lends itself very well to using a little bit of DSP and pulling the coordinating colours from the paper to create a card.   I hope my card inspires you to choose a favourite piece of DSP and create a super simple card with layers.


Click on the image to visit Freshly Made Sketches




And here's the card measurements and Trix :)

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Calypso Coral card base  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half portrait orientation)

3 5/8 x 4 7/8 Basic White cardstock (CS) layer

4 13/16 x 3 9/16 Mango Melody layer  ***Trix, the 16th of an inch measurements are simply a smidge smaller than the 5/8 and 7/8 Basic White layer above.  I really like a tiny little border.  Measure to the 5/8 of an inch mark and then slide the paper back to the 16th inch mark just before it on the paper trimmer, repeat for the 7/8 inch mark.

2 x 11/16 piece of You're a Peach DSP

1/2 x 2 3/8 Basic White piece for sentiment

Lovely You stamp set

Calypso Coral ink

Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon

Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the Mango Melody layer to the Basic White CS layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the DSP to the Mango Melody layer with glue.

*  Tie a ribbon around the card and make a bow just above where the sentiment layer will be.

*  Adhere the layer to the card base with glue.

*  Stamp the sentiment with Calypso Coral ink and adhere below the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the Artistry Blooms Sequins, they're adhesive backed, easy peasy :)


******A super clean and simple card, change the DSP, cardstock colour, sentiment and embellishments and you'll have am entirely different card!  Thx again Linda for the terrific sketch and congrats to the design team on this milestone achievement!  


Click on the image to purchase the, "You're A Peach" DSP.    Enjoy and have a super day!


Click here to purchase You're A Peach DSP

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Love It Chop It with Peaceful Prints

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Today's card is a super fun "Love It Chop It" style of design.  If you love the paper, chop it up and use it.  Simply, quickly and easily create a handmade card with Designer Series Paper, (DSP).  The Stampin' UP® DSP is called Peaceful Prints and is available *free with a $60 order until September 30th 2021.  



 

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic Black card base.   (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half landscape orientation)

3 x 5 1/2 Peaceful Prints DSP (Dancing Deer)

1 x 5 1/2 Peaceful Prints DSP (Real Red Plaid)

1 1/4 x 4 1/2  Scrap Basic White for sentiment

Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set

Seasonal Labels Dies

Real Red Sheer Ribbon

Tuxedo Black Memento Black Ink

***I love to mix and match my sentiments and dies.  Choose whichever sentiment you love to create your cards.  Stampin' Up!® has fantastic product coordination, you can switch up in interchange your products as you wish :) 


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the Real Red Plaid DSP layer to the bottom of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, (glue).  Ensure the DSP is 1/4 of an inch from the bottom of the card.  

*  Adhere the reindeer DSP to the Basic Black layer using glue, leaving 1/4 of an inch from the top of the card.

*  Stamp the sentiment on the scrap paper using Memento Black Ink.

*  Die cut the sentiment using the Seasonal Labels Dies.

*  Adhere the sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Tie a bow using the Real Red Sheer Ribbon and attach to the sentiment layer using a glue dot.  And stop the press!!! this sheer ribbon ties gorgeous bows - love it! 

Yep, that's it my friends!  Love It Chop It!  And there's no "Trix" with this card - honestly it is super simple and easy to create - Enjoy!


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Enjoy and have a super day!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Whimsy & Wonder for the Party

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We had so much fun creating together yesterday at the Mini Catalogue Event.  Each time a new Catalogue is released I like to have a customer appreciation event to give my customers an opportunity to play with some new goodies.  This is just one of the cards we made.    

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper it fantastic to work with.  This card adds in the funky snow swept Christmas Tree Die.  The White Glittered Organdy Ribbon adds yet another layer of sparkle to this card.

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Enjoy and have a super day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Joyful Life for for PP555

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Today's card features the fabulous Joyful Life stamp set available in the new Mini Catalogue.   I was inspired by Laurie's Sketch Challenge at the Paper Players this week.  Click on either my card or the Paper Players image to visit their blog. 



 


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base   (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half, portrait orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Basic White cardstock (CS) layer

2 x 4 scrap Basic White CS for tag and sentiment 

Joyful Life stamp set

Whimsical Trees stamp set

Tailor Made Tags Dies

Ink:  Memento Black & Mint Macaron

Stampin' Blends Markers:  Petal Pink & Flirty Flamingo

Simply Elegant Trim

Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)


Assembly & Trix

*  Stamp the holly image using Mint Macaron ink on the Basic White layer.  ***Trix, Stamp off once to create a lighter background image.

*  Adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Stamp the pig using Memento Black ink on a scrap piece of Basic White.

*  Colour with the light and dark blends.

*  Die cut the pig using the Tailor Made Tags Dies.  

*  Stamp the greeting on the leftover piece of scrap Basic White CS and fussy cut out.

*  Die cut a second tag using the Whimsy & Wonder DSP.

*  Adhere the DSP tag on an angle using glue.

*  Tie a bow using the trim and adhere to the tag using a Mini Glue Dot.  ***Trix, place the glue dot on the back of the tag over the hole, press the bow into the hole on the front of the tag to adhere.

*  Adhere the stamped tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the sentiment using glue and a dimensional only where it hangs off the tag.


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Enjoy and have a super day!  


Monday, August 23, 2021

Peaceful Prints DSP with the Dancing Deer

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Yep, I think these deer are dancing!  This fabulous Deer Builder Punch is found in the new Mini Catalogue.  It coordinates perfectly with the free Sale a-bration Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Peaceful Prints, available free with a $60 purchase.  I'll be making a card with these products at my Zoom Social - would you like to join me?  Here's the details,.....  August 25th 7 pm via Zoom.    Please email me at lesley@stampintrix.ca to join the fun!    Registration closes August 24th at 6 pm.

Interested in joining my online events via Zoom?  Click here, StampinTrix Newsletter to sign up and keep informed about SU specials, upcoming events and card inspiration! 😊   




Click here, Lesley's online store to shop the Mini Catalogue (August 3 - December 31, 2021)   ***Remember to use the Host Code found on the sidebar of my blog for the monthly Host Code.  The August Host Code is JXS2H3W4.  When you make a purchase of $60 or greater using the Host Code I will send you a little thank you gift in the mail the following month.


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Enjoy and have a super day!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Thinking Thanks & Peace for Kylie's Demonstrator Training August Blog Hop

 Hello and thanks so much for visiting!

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.




The thank you card for my customers this month features the new Thinking Thanks & Peace stamp set.  This versatile stamp set is terrific for #simplestamping cards.  I added Black Baker's Twine because I love it!  but you could add a strip of cardstock as well to keep it simple, or layer it up with more ribbon or DSP strips etc.

The little hidden gem on this card is the brush stroke border, created using the Textures & Frames free stamp set.  It's free during Sale a-bration (SAB) on now til September 30, 2021 with a $60 purchase. 

I love black with bright colours, but you could use any colour combo you wish!  I wanted to create a card without flowers and I realize every card does not need a bow - I know - gasp - right! 






 And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic Black card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 folded in half landscape orientation)

3 1/4 x 5 1/4 Basic White cardstock (CS)

2 x 5 1/4 Strip of Basic White CS

Thinking Thanks & Peace stamp set  Click here, Lesley's online store to shop

Textures & Frames **Free Sale a-bration (SAB) stamp set  Click here, to view Textures & Frames 

Ink: Memento Black; Coastal Cabana; Magenta Madness; Polished Pink; Granny Apple Green

Black Baker's Twine

Matte Black Dots

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*****Click here, to see all the SAB products available.  


Assembly & Trix:

*  Use the 3 brush stroke stamp and stamp an alternating pattern on the 2 inch strip of CS using two ink colours of your choice.  ***Trix I used an ink pad and carefully inked the outside two edges using the centre brush stroke as a visual guide to help me align the stamp. 

*  Cut this stamped 2 inch strip in half lengthwise and keep one strip for another card.  

*  Stamp the "sending thanks" sentiment at the bottom of the larger Basic white layer using the colour of your choice.

*  Adhere the striped strip to the sentiment strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Wrap Black Baker's Twine around the card and add a bow if desired. 

*  Adhere to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

*  Embellish with Matte Black Dots



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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Joyful Life & Whimsical Trees stamp sets for Card Swap

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I've had the good fortune of participating in a Card Swap using products from the new Mini Catalogue.  What's a card swap you ask?  It's like a cookie exchange but with cards.  A group of demonstrators from Canada have come together to create cards to share with each other.  I'll be sharing their cards on my Stampin'Trix Facebook Business Page in the future.  

My card features the Joyful life and Whimsical Trees stamp sets with the fabulous Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)  This paper has shimmer throughout it, it's simple gorgeous!  

I absolutely love the little hedgehog, she seems so excited to share her little gift of apples, I thought it was pure joy, so that's why I opted for the sentiment from the Whimsical Trees stamp set.  There are so so many new beautiful products in the Mini Catalogue, I hope I've inspired to add something new to your Christmas card creations.





And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base (41/4 x 11 folded in have portrait orientation)

4 x 5 1/4 Basic White Card Stock (CS)

Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper ( DSP) three strips each 4 1/8 in length, widths:  1 1/2;  3/4;  3/4 

Scrap Basic White for circle die

Joyful Life stamp set

Whimsical Trees stamp set

Ink: Blushing Bride , Polished Pink, Memento Black

Stampin' Blends Markers:  Polished Pink; Mint Macaron; Melon Mambo

Blending Brushes

Layering Circles Dies

Stamparatus™

White Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Wonderful Snowflakes


*****Click here, Lesley's 'My Projects' page to shop the products used on this card.  Remember to use the Host Code for the month when your order totals $60 or more and then I can send you a little thank you in the mail the following month.  The Host Code for August is JXS2H3W4


Assembly & Trix;

*  Stamp the holly pattern on the Basic White CS layer stamping off once for a lighter image.

*  Blend Blushing Bride ink onto the card layer where you'd like the snowflakes to float.

*  Stamp the hedgehog using Black Memento ink and the 'Joy' sentiment using Polished Pink on Basic White CS.  ***Trix,  Align the images together using the Stamparatus™  before stamping to ensure the circle die will fit around it. 

*  Colour the hedgehog with blends.  

*  Die cut the hedgehog using a scalloped circle from the die collection. 

*  Adhere the strips of DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) staggering them just a bit off set for interest.  ***Trix, to create dimension with the snowflakes adhere the first snowflake with glue and ensure that it tucks just under the strips of DSP.

*  Adhere the ribbon to the back of the scalloped circle with Stampin' Seal, then attach the image to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the 2nd snowflake to the card.  ***Trix, double up the dimensionals so the snowflake looks like its floating down onto the card 



*****It's Sale a-bration time!  Click on the image below to view the free products you can earn from now 'til September 30, 2021


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*****More free stuff! Yes during Sale a-bration purchase the Starter Kit and receive a Free Bundle!   This is an absolutely super deal!  Joining Stampin' Up!® means purchasing the starter kit - that's it - no further commitment.    You create your own kit by choosing what you want.  Chose $165 worth of product  & pay $135 No taxes and no shipping!  Click on the image to purchase the starter kit and join our community  :)


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*****Sale a-bration is also a super great time to purchase the starter kit.  During SAB you can chose  an additional product bundle - that's up to an additional  $72.75, in free product!  Woohoo!.  Please see the image below and pick your additional products    To learn more please contact me at lesley@stampintrix.ca



Enjoy and have a super day!

 





Tuesday, August 10, 2021

#FMS497 Perfect Princess pick goes to the Dahlias

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Thank you Judy for choosing my card as your pick for Freshly Made Sketches #497.  Please click here, Lesley's Delicate Dahlias to see that post.  If you've never tried creating a card using a sketch or inspiration from a design team give it a go!  The challenges always inspire me to try something new.  Click Freshly Made Sketches for the weekly challenge. 

The Delicate Dahlias I used were a Sale a-bration (SAB) stamp set that I earned with my $120 purchase.  Click here, to see the SAB freebies .


The new Mini Catalogue is full of beautiful new stamps, paper, dies, embossing folders,  embellishments and more!  Click on the image to view all the products online in my store.


Click the image to start shopping


There is a new Host Code each month posted on the right side of my blog.  The August Host Code is JXS2H3W4.  When your shopping cart is $60 or greater, and you use this code at the checkout I'm able to send you a little thank you gift the following month.

If you ever have questions or would like assistance placing your order please email me at lesley@stampintrix.ca


*******Click the image to watch the SAB video.  Click here, Lesley's online store to shop.  Every $60 spent earns you free product  :)  Enjoy!  


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*******More exciting news!  During SAB the Joining Special includes a free bundle of your choice!  What?  Yes, you could receive an additional $72.75 of goodness :)   Joining Stampin' Up!® means purchasing the starter kit - that's it - no further commitment.    You create your own kit by choosing what you want.  Chose $165 worth of product  & pay $135 no taxes and no shipping!   Click the image to Join the Stampin' Up!® community.


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Please see the image below and pick your additional products    To learn more please contact me at lesley@stampintrix.ca



  
 

Enjoy and have a super day!


Monday, August 9, 2021

Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP

Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's card is for my 'Christmas Card A Week' series of blog posts.  It features the fabulous Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, (DSP).  I love this paper, it has so much glimmer and shimmer!  And I  love non-traditional Christmas colours :) 

The sketch design for this card is from the fabulous Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty.  Click here, Stampin' Pretty Blog to visit Mary's blog.  Mary has a way of keeping it simple and beautiful!  



 

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 folded in half)

3 3/4 x 4 1/2 Evening Evergreen cardstock (CS) layer

3 1/2 x 4 1/4 Soft Succulent CS layer

3 1/4 x 4 Whimsy & Wonder DSP   Click here, Lesley's online store to shop the DSP

1 x 2 1/2 strip of Basic White CS for the sentiment

Peaceful Cabin stamp set   Click here, Lesley's online store to shop the stamp set 

Taylor Made Tags Dies   Click here, Lesley's online store to shop the Dies

Silver Simply Elegant Trim & Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere the cardstock layers  together and top with the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Adhere the cardstock and DSP layer to the card base using Stampin Dimensionals.

*  Stamp the sentiment using Mint Macaron ink on the scrap piece of Basic White CS and die cut using the smallest Taylor Made Tags Die.

*  Tie a bow using the Silver Trim and adhere to the tag.  ***Trix, I place a glue dot on the backside of the tag in the hole.  When I press the silver bow to the tag it sticks :)

*  Adhere the tag to the card with dimensionals and embellish with Rhinestones.

That's it! Gorgeous and done!  Enjoy!  Thank you Mary for the inspiration!


Today's card was created with new products from the new Mini Catalogue - available til December 31, 2021.  Click on the image to see all the fabulous products in this new catalogue.  **And remember to use the Host Code when your orders are $60 or more to receive a thank you gift from me the following month.  For August the Host Code is JXS2H3W4. 

*****And remember for every $60 spent during Sale a-bration (Aug 3 to Sept 30) you can chose a free Sale a-bration product!  Have fun shopping :)


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Enjoy and have a super day!

 

 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Delicate Dahlias for FMS #497

 Hello and thanks for visiting today!

Today's card was inspired by Jacquie's Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  And of course the Delicate Dahlia stamp that is oh so beautiful and *Free* during Sale a-bration (SAB)  Click here, to see the free Delicate Dahlias stamp set available 'til September 30, 2021 with a $120 purchase.

Click on either my card or the FMS image to visit their blog directly and soak in the inspiration!  

My interpretation of the sketch was to add twine to create the neat pattern on top of the stamped images.  This stamp set is so fun to create with because you can create different colour combinations just as you'd find in a gorgeous bunch of Dahlia's.  I love the combo of white and gold twine together.  Can you find the little bee?  

I hope my card inspires you to create a beautiful background with one of your favourite stamp sets.  Remember keep it Summertime Easy and create a SIP card, but if the embellishments call out to you- put them on the card :)    





And here's the card details.

4 1/ x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Basic White cardstock (CS) layer

3/8 piece of Basic White CS for sentiment

Delicate Dahlia's stamp set. 

Inks:  Highland Heather; Cajun Craze; Gorgeous Grape

Embellishments: White Baker's Twine; Gold Simply Elegant Trim; Bumblebee Trinket


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the Dahlia stamp using Highland Heather & Cajun Craze.  ***Trix, I practice with colour combos on scrap paper first.  Change the intensity of the colour with generational stamping and find the combo that you like best.

*  Stamp the sentiment using Gorgeous Grape.  ***Trix, The sentiment is small amidst a big overall background pattern, stamping it with a darker image helps it to stand out. 

*  Wrap twine around the card as shown.  ***Trix, I adhere the twine to the back of the card using Stampin' Seal and some glue dots to hold the gold twine in place,

*  Adhere the sentiment using Stampin Dimensionals.

*  Adhere the stamped layer to the card base with dimensionals.


Enjoy and have a super day!


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Sale a-bration is an excellent time to purchase the Starter Kit and Join the Stampin' Up!® community.  The Starter Kit is always the best deal because you choose $165 worth of product and pay $135 with no additional tax and no shipping.  *However during SAB Stampin' Up!® is offering your choice of product bundles - that's up to an additional  $72.75, in free product!  Woohoo!.  Please see the image below and pick your additional products    To learn more please contact me at lesley@stampintrix.ca

  

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Sale a-brate with Delicate Dahlias

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's SIP card (Stamps Ink & Paper) is created with the free Sale a-bration stamp set called Delicate Dahlias.  I have a hard time growing Dahlias in my garden, so I'm making a card instead! And, my dad used to always say "Thank you Kindly", so when I saw this stamp set it really spoke to me.

I absolutely love the variety of colours of Dahlias, but I think the pink and terra cotta shades are my favourite, so I chose Cajun Craze and Flirty Flamingo but I think I'm going to make a few more and mix 'em up a bit and see what I can create.  






And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic White card base  ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half landscape orientation)

1 1/8 x 5 1/2 Basic White strip

Ink:  Cajun Craze & Flirty Flamingo

Paper Trimmer

Free Delicate Dahlia's stamp set click here, to view the stamp set available til Sept 30, 2021

*****Click here, Lesley's online store to shop and remember to use the Host Code found on the right side bar of my blog for purchases $60 or greater and I will send you a thank you gift in the mail with your thank you card the following month.


Assembly & Trix

*  I chose Basic White cardstock (CS) for this card because it is a single layer card for the most part.  Even tho' I used a band, it isn't adding much weight, there are no embellishments on the card to add weight either.  I recommend Thick Basic white for most card bases.  

*  SIP card are super simple because literally all you do is stamp!  I chose to vary the intensity of colour using generational stamping - what does that mean you ask?....

*  Ink up the Delicate Dahlia with Flirty Flamingo and stamp on the card, then stamp again without reinking.  The 1st stamped image is Generation 1, the 2nd image is generation 2.   You choice of colour will change the look of the card.  Darker colours can often be stamped three times.  

*  Stamp using Cajun Craze ink.  ***Trix, I chose to use the Cajun Craze last because it is the darkest, this adds visual dimension to the card.

*  Using the Paper Trimmer, score 1/8 of and inch in from either side on the strip of Basic White.  Then stamp the sentiment using Cajun Craze.  

*  Adhere the sentiment band using Multipurpose Liquid Glue!

**Simple & Done!  Love SIP cards!**


More free stuff! Yes during Sale a-bration purchase the Starter Kit and receive a Free Bundle!   This is an absolutely super deal!  Joining Stampin' Up!® means purchasing the starter kit - that's it - no further committment.    You create your own kit by choosing what you want.  Chose $165 worth of product  & pay $135 No taxes and no shipping! 


Click on the image to purchase the starter kit


*****Plus your Sale a-bration freebie!  Add a bundle from below on top of the already terrific deal*****  Fantastic eh!    

  


The Joining 'Special' is only available during Sale a-bration.  You chose your starter kit products from both catalogues.  Click here, to choose your Starter Kit products and join.  ***Please contact me with questions lesley@stampintrix.ca


And last but not least, please click on the image to see a Stampin' Up!® video of the Sale a-bration products available.   Enjoy and have a super day!


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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Delicate Dahlias for Sale a-bration Card Swap

 Hello and thanks so much for visiting!

I'm so excited to show you the card I made for a Card Swap using the new Delicate Dahlias from the Sale a-bration (SAB) brochure.  This stamp set is available as a freebie when you spend $120 from either the Annual Catalogue or the New Mini Catalogue.  Please find the links on the right side of my blog.  And check out the sparkly glimmer of the free Be Dazzling Specialty Paper available with a $60 purchase.

And what is a Card Swap you ask? well its like a cookie exchange but with cards!  So fun! I will be showcasing the other cards I received here and on my StampinTrix Facebook business page & my StampinTrix Instagram business page.

Please join the fun in our stamping community, there is inspiration a plenty and opportunities to meet people and join card swaps.  During Sale a-bration Stampin' Up!® is offering you a choice of a free bundle (stamp set & punch or stamp set and dies) *****that's up to an additional $72.75 free!***** to add to your starter kit purchase.  what's in the starter kit?  Anything you want, chose $165 worth of product and pay $135, no shipping and no tax!  Amazing right!  Please click here, purchase the starter kit and contact me for more information lesley@stampintrix.ca to take advantage of this awesome deal!





And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Crumb Cake card base ( 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 folded in half portrait orientation)

3/4 x 5 1/2 Kraft Paper *New in Mini Catalogue

2 1/2 x 5 1/2 pieces of Be Dazzling Specialty Paper *FREE SAB product

3 3/8 x 5 1/2 Basic White cardstock (CS) & a scrap piece for the label

Delicate Dahlias Distinctive Stamp Set *FREE SAB product

Ink; Highland Heather; Fresh Freesia; Pale Papaya

Sponge Daubers

Tasteful Labels Dies

Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder

Linen Thread

*****Click here, Lesley's Online store to shop the products used to make this card

&  Click here, Sale a-bration free products to see the free Delicate Dahlia SAB stamp set and Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

*Please use the Host Code found on the right side bar of this blog when your order total is greater than $60, and I will send you a thank you in the mail the following month with your thank you card.  


Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the sentiment and die cut using the Tasteful Label from the scrap piece of Basic White cardstock.

*  Using the Stamparatus™ stamp the Delicate Dahlia three times using the above colours, and add more ink with the sponge daubers.  ***Trix, move the CS around on the Stamparatus™ to align the flowers in a grouping of three while keeping the dahlia in place, end with the Fresh Freesia flower on the bottom and keep the card in place.

*  Lay the label on top of the dahlias, and stamp again using Fresh Freesia.  ***Trix, now the label is perfectly aligned with the dahlia and when raised on Stampin' Dimensionals will add depth to the card.  

*  Emboss the stamped layer with the Tasteful Texture embossing folder.

*  Adhere the twine to the back of the label using Stampin' Seal then adhere to the stamped layer using dimensionals.

*  Adhere the two strips of Be Dazzling paper to the stamped layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)  ***Trix, I used glue and set it aside to dry for a minute, the glimmer accent on this paper requires a strong adhesive.  Stampin' Seal Plus and Tear & Tape Adhesive will also probably work but I didn't have them with me at the time.

*  Adhere the Kraft paper layer to the stamped layer with glue and then adhere the entire layer to the card base with glue.  


I hope this card has inspired you to shop and earn free Sale a-bration products to add to your collection!

Enjoy and have a super day!


 



Sunday, August 1, 2021

Whimsy & Wonder Suite Simple Christmas Card #1

Hello and thanks for visiting! 

Today's card is super simple and features the new Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) available Aug 3rd from the new Mini Catalogue.  Honestly I must admit I have difficulty making Christmas Cards in July and August, but every Christmas season I wish I had started creating earlier, so this year I'm trying to be more organized :)

I chose the Whimsy & Wonder paper because it does not have any red in it - ha, and it's full of shimmer and glimmer which I absolutely love!  Hopefully my pictures caught the iridescent beauty of this paper.   And I hope this simple card has inspired you to begin creating for Christmas.





And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half portrait orientation)

2 x 5 1/2 Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper (dsp) Item # 156329

3 x 5 1/2 complimentary Whimsy & Wonder dsp

Basic White cardstock (CS) for the sentiment

Whimsical Trees stamp set for the sentiment Item # 156330

Tailor Made Tags Dies Item # 155563

Mint Macaron Ink  Item # 138331

Simply Elegant Trim Item # 155766


Assembly & Trix:

*  Adhere both dsp layers using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) as shown.

*  Stamp the sentiment and tree image using Mint Macron ink.

*  Die cut the tag shape and adhere using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

*  Embellish with trim.  ***Trix, tie the bow first and then adhere using a glue dot, its less cumbersome than fitting the trim through the hole of the tag when using a double bow as shown.   Simple, that's it, one Christmas card down :)


Ordering from the new Mini Catalogue and Sale a-bration brochure begin August 3rd. If you live in Canada please email me lesley@stampintrix.ca and I'd be happy to send you a catalogue!  Click here, Lesley's online store to shop now :)





Enjoy and have a super day!  


 

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