Sponging a Colorful Background

I love my Blending Brushes from Stampin’ Up! they are so versatile. You can create so many different things using them! For today’s project, I am using them to sponge a colorful background that can be customized for any occasion!
Blending Brushes [153611] - Price: $12.00 - http://msb.im/15OZ

Blending Brushes [153611] – Price: $12.00 – Click on the image to see them in my store

In an order of Blending Brushes, you will receive three brushes that are perfect for covering large areas of paper. I have 6 brushes and I group them according to color families. So I have one for blues, reds, yellows, browns, purples, and greens.

Today’s Project – Using Blending Brushes

Card Image

Measurements

  • Cardbase – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer One 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White Piece for Sponging – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic White Scraps

How to Sponge A Background Using Blending Brushes

To make this card first cut and score the card base. Next, cut your layers and have additional scrap pieces of Basic White nearby for stamping and die-cutting.

Trimmer with Paper Pieces

The first step is to use the Blending Brushes to sponge Magenta Madness in the corners of the Basic White piece, leaving space in the middle. Be sure to start blending off of your Basic White Piece, this way the harsh lines are diminished and more blended in. Make sure to clean off your Blending Brush if you only have one for reds by rubbing excess color off on another piece of paper.

Blending Brushes with Flirty Flamingo, Magenta Madness, and Daffodil DelightSponging with Magenta Madness

 

Use a clear block to dab off excess ink before sponging on cardstock. You can also pick up ink from this block.
Next, sponge Flirty Flamingo in the top corner and in the bottom corner as well leaving one corner blank. Blend Flirty Flamingo into Magenta Madness.

Sponging with Flirty Flamingo

Using Daffodil Delight blend into the remaining white areas and a little bit into Flirty Flamingo and Magenta Madness. You can go back with a clean brush to blend the colors more.

Sponging with Daffodil Delight

Next, run the piece through the  Die Cut and Emboss Machine using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

Embossing the Cardstock Embossed Cardstock

Stamp the two-step flower using Magenta Madness. For the first step stamp off onto a piece of paper before stamping onto a scrap piece of Basic White. Then stamp over the image in full Magenta Madness to create a two-toned look. Also, stamp the steam in Old Olive.

Stamping the flowers with Magenta Madness and Old OliveGenerational Stamping with Magenta Madness
Die-cut both pieces out using the Die Cut and Emboss Machine

Die Cutting floral pieces

 Using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies cut out the large shape using the Machine before stamping ‘Happy Birthday’ in Magenta Madness on the right side and adhere onto the sponged Basic White layer using dimensionals.

Adhering dimensionals and stamping sentiment

Adhere Layer to Basic White layer and then to Magenta Madness Card base

Layering cardstock

Adhere the flower and stem onto the shape using dimensionals and embellish with Opal Pearls

Embellishing with Opal Rounds

 

Items Used to Make this Card

 

Before You Go

Springtime Joy

Contact me to learn more about this Online Class

I am so excited to announce my new Springtime Joy March 2021 Online Class. The deadline to sign up for this club is March 15! This class is $35.00 with the option of adding on the Springtime Joy Stamp Set and the Confetti Flowers Border Punch. With this class, you will receive enough material to make 8 cards 2 each of 4 designs. You will also receive;
  • 6″ x  6″ Brights Designer Series Paper Full Pack
  • Artistry Bloom Sequins
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo
If you are interested in participating in this Online Club please contact me at kabouchikas@msn.com.

Here's To You

Click on the image to Visit the Paper Pumpkin Site

Last Day to Sign Up

This box includes a FREE Stencil Set!
Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!
What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

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Easy Layout Using Friends are Like Seashells

The Friends are Like Seashells is such a fun and different bundle for me. I don’t normally stamp with shells but I love the different mix of large and little shells that are in this set. Plus the sentiments are so versatile, they range from ‘thank you’ to ‘happy birthday’.
Friends are Like Seashells

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Today’s Project – Playing with Shells

I love this card layout, it can really wow people due to showing off two different designer series paper! Plus it is really easy to prep for. In addition, you can add any of the shells to be the focal point.

Measurements

Cardbase- 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2
Layer One- 4″ x 5 1/4″
Two Designer Series Paper Pieces 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
Scrap Basic White for Stamping

 

Items used to make this card:

Prerecorded Facebook Live Video

Before You Go

I am so excited to announce my new Springtime Joy March 2021 Online Class. The deadline to sign up for this club is March 15! This class is $35.00 with the option of adding on the Springtime Joy Stamp Set and the Confetti Flowers Border Punch. With this class, you will receive enough material to make 8 cards 2 each of 4 designs. You will also receive;
  • 6″ x  6″ Brights Designer Series Paper Full Pack
  • Artistry Bloom Sequins
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo
If you are interested in participating in this Online Club please contact me at kabouchikas@msn.com.

Here's To You

Click on the image to Visit the Paper Pumpkin Site

This box includes a FREE Stencil Set!
Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!
What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

Take a Look at Everything Else I offer,

Shop click here to visit my online store

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Celebrating my 15th Stampin’ Anniversary – Home Decor Piece

Today is my 15th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! I am so excited to be celebrating here with all of you! I joined Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration in 2006 because I really loved the product! Being a demonstrator has been really fun for me. I have met really great people and had lots of fun crafting and traveling. So to celebrate today I am creating a unique home decor piece!

 

Having fun at my first convention

Touring Riverton (The Headquarters)

My first convention

My First Convention

The first convention that I ever went to was in 2009, it was so much fun! It was three years after I joined. I try to go to all the conventions and events that Stampin’ Up! holds because it is a great way to connect with friends but also to learn about stamping and if you are interested in starting a business that too!
The events really do help to bring people together and to build up your confidence and morale!

Today’s Project- Home Decor Piece.

It is a celebration here and to celebrate I am making a home decor piece featuring the Golden Garden Acetate and the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. This piece is so much fun to make! I used the Gilded Leafing to add a pop of gold on the flower and on the tips of the dragonfly wings. By adding the greenery around the flower it really helped to build the bouquet.
You can customize this home decor piece by using any designer series paper from the Fine Art Floral pack but I love how these two pieces line up.
I found this frame for my home decor piece at Hobby Lobby.

home decor piece

Here is a pre-recorded Facebook Live Video to see how to put this home decor piece together!

Last Day Sale -Celebrating my Anniversary with a Home Decor Piece

It is the last day to receive the special gift when you place a $50 order with me!  If you place an order you will receive:
  • 15-yards of ribbon
  • 15- half sheets of cardstock
  • 15 -6″ x 6″ designer series papers
  • 2 new packages of current embellishments

To order use the host code: 92KJWYX3

 

I will be going live on my Facebook Channel to ring in the end of Sale-A-Bration every day till the 28th of February at 4:30 pm Arizona time. Join me as I create cards, 3D items, tags, and other paper crafting items.

Before You Go

Here's To You

Click on the image to Visit the Paper Pumpkin Site

This box includes a FREE Stencil Set!
Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!
What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

Take a Look at Everything Else I offer,

Shop click here to visit my online store

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Making My Day with Berry Blessings

Sale-A-Bration is almost over. There are 11 days left to pick up any items that you may want from Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive sale. For every $50 to $100 that you spend, you will earn Sale-A-Bration items, that you can either mix-and-match depending on the amount spent. There is a variety of items including stamps and designer series paper available.  The FREE items include the Berry Blessings Bundle which includes a stamp set and a designer series paper that is perfect for spring! This bundle coordinates with a bundle from the 2021 Mini Catalog the Sweet Strawberry Bundle.
Sweet Strawberry - coordinates with Berry Blessings

Sweet Strawberry Bundle (English) [156214] – Price: $32.25 – Click the image to visit my store

Berry Blessings

Sale-A-Bration Item Free with a Purchase of $100 or more- Click on the image to visit my store

These two bundles together create amazing summer cards perfect to brighten anyone’s mood. Plus the two together have a wide range of sentiments stemming from thank you’s to birthdays to blessings. Which makes it great for springtime, summertime, and even early fall crafting.
The designer series paper is gorgeous for summer scrapbooking with its watercolor features and bright colors. I could just imagine using these sheets and stamps with pictures of my grandkid’s berry picking as we did in Oklahoma picking wild blackberries.

Today’s Project – Using Berry Blessings

Berry Blessings Card Sweet Strawberry Card

I love how these cards came out. They are pretty simple too.
Items used to make these cards include:

 

Here is a pre-recorded video on how to make your day with Berry Blessings plus Sweet Strawberry for these simple and easy cards plus a look at Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer.

Before You Go

Paper Pumpkin

Click on the image to visit the Paper Pumpkin SIte

This box includes a FREE Stencil Set!
Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!
What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

I have been having so much fun celebrating my 15 year anniversary! Stay tuned every day till the 24th on my Facebook page at 4:30 pm Arizona time for fun lives with creative project ideas.
You have 7 days left to take part in celebrating my 15 year anniversary with me! If you place a $50 order during this period you will receive a special gift which includes:
  • 15-yards of ribbon
  • 15- half sheets of cardstock
  • 15 -6″ x 6″ designer series papers
  • 2 new packages of current embellishments

To order use the host code: 92KJWYX3

 

Take a Look at Everything Else I offer,

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Showstoping Gilded Flowering Cactus Card

Here in Southern Arizona cacti is abundant! So when I saw the Flowering Cactus Medly I just had to get it. It has been on my mind to pair it with the Gilded Leafing for quite some time now and today I finally had the chance to do so!
Flowering Cactus Product Medley

Flowering Cactus Product Medley [154559] – Price: $70.00 –

Within the Flowering Cactus Medley, you will receive:
  • 15-piece Flowering Cactus Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 10 – piece Flowering Cactus Dies
  • 48 Sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • Die Cut Felt Sheet: 4 each of 2 colors
  • Linen thread combo back: 10 yards each in Natural and Calypso Coral
If you like this medley and run out out of the designer series paper, felt sheets, and linen thread there is the Flowering Cactus Medley Refill. You can get the designer series paper, felt sheets, and linen thread for $36.00. This refill kit is great also if you just really like select items from the Medley and are not sure about the dies and stamp set.
This week I paired items from the medley with the Gilded Leafing.
Gilded Leafing

Gilded Leafing [154560] – Price: $9.00 –

You can use this embellishment with the versa mark pad, heat and stick powder, and the heat tool to add a gold accent to any project! This cannot be easier to use. Simply stamp the image in versa mark and apply heat and stick powder before applying heat with the heat tool. Then stick the project into the gilded leafing and rub the excess using a sponge or brush. You can also apply the leafing to tear tape.

This week’s Project Using Gilded Leafing

Gilded Cactus Card

Inside Gilded Cactus Card

This card is minimal stamping. However, the gold makes the card a showstopper. I love how if you look closely at the leafing there are so many fine lines it really helps to bring out a different texturally element to the card.
I keep my leafing in a plastic shoe box so that I have a larger space to dip my project in. Be warned do not have a fan going in your crafting as this can blow your gilded leafing EVERYWHERE!
Here is a pre-recorded Facebook Live video showcasing how to make this card!

Items used to make this card:

Before You Go

Celebrating 15 years

My 15th year anniversary is coming up on the 24th! I am so excited!!! To celebrate I am doing 15 days of lives in which I will be going live on my Facebook channel every day at 4:30 pm Arizona time with crafting ideas. If you place a $50 order during this 15 day period you will receive a special gift which includes:
  • 15-yards of ribbon
  • 15- half sheets of cardstock
  • 15 -6″ x 6″ designer series papers
  • 2 new packages of current embellishments
To order use the host code: 92KJWYX3

Last Day to Sign Up for

Bouquet of Hope - gilded

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly One-Step box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These themed and inclusive kits encourage you to explore your creativity and try new techniques. Importantly, Paper Pumpkin also introduces you to new products, inkpads, and embellishments. Stampin’ Up!’s easy to use products are high lighted in each versatile and coordinated monthly kit. These kits are a great way to build up supplies and to create small-batch projects for any occasion.
February’s Paper Pumpkin’s kit- Bouquet of Hope provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, this kit will help to provide comfort and show sympathy in a heartfelt and homemade way.
Details:
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

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