Color Equation: B & W + Red = Gr8!

Mindy Thank You

When our sister-in-law Mindy’s thank you card arrived a few days ago, I thought immediately of how much I adore black, white and red together on a card. This is a simple layout, but with the glittery embossing and tiny red heart there’s a lot to love here.

Red Heart XOXO

This inspired me to to use the same color combination on my first card using the new Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating Thinlits Dies (see them on page 16 of the Spring Occasions catalog here.)

XOXO Detail

I die cut the heart from a panel of Real Red card stock, then attached all to a white card, laying the heart back in place, but raised up slightly on foam Dimensionals. I edged the flower petals with Dazzling Details glitter glue.

Red Black White SetThanks to Mindy for sending her card and inspiring me to make a complimentary piece as a result!

Here are the supplies that I used on my XOXO Heart Card. Remember that every $50 order that you place by 3/31, you will earn a Sale-A-Bration item, absolutely free! (You will be prompted on the check-out screen to choose.)

 140818Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Bundle – 140818 Price: $35.50

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Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s a radiantly beautiful day here in Northern California; 46 degrees and a bit cool for us, but if it’s bright and sunny I don’t mind a chilly day.

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Here are a couple of cards that we received this week from family back east where they invented fall and autumn colors 🙂

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Kathy made a nice monochromatic card with Really Rust ink and card stock. She accented the floral motif with dots of glitter and repeated the dots in the embossed background.

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Sherry has carefully constructed a four-paneled door from card stock, ink and the Stampin’ Up! Hardwood background stamp. A doorknob made from a brad, and a wreath from the Wondrous Wreath set in fall colors complete this sweet and unique card.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! May we all reflect on what we are most grateful for at this season of the year.

 

Late Summer Wings and Blooms

Beex2The Monthly Stamp Group was over at my house this afternoon, and our cards today reflect the beauties of late summer in flowers and insects that abound at this time of year. This card, made with the new 3-step Garden in Bloom set is really quite fun and gives a casual, watercolor-y feel to the design. We used In Colors Watermelon Wonder and Hello Honey, Wild Wasabi and Memento Tuxedo Black inks, card stock and ribbon.

While the first card brings to mind a warm midsummer’s day, this next card is more reminiscent of a cool, peaceful evening:

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The squares are sponged with Perfect Plum through a mask made with the smallest Squares Collection framelits die. The dragonfly is from the new Awesomely Artistic set and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink on the new thicker weight Whisper White card stock. Dazzling Details glitter glue on the wings completes the calm, elegant look.

The supplies used for both Late Summer cards are listed below; click on any picture for more information or to order:

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Weekly Deals, Tuesday, June 16th – Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Weekly Deals Graphic

You want to know how to immediately increase the cute factor of a card by 200%? Use the Honeycomb embossing folder, like I did on this card that I also had published in the Spring 2014 issue of Take Ten Magazine:

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On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with the Circle Card Thinlits die for all-around “Ooh, Ahh!” exclamations…

Circle Thinlit Card 1Circle Thinlit Card 2

Circle Father's Day 1Circle Father's Day 2

Luckily for you, they are both on sale this week for 25% off!

These are all the new Weekly Deals for June 16th through June 22nd; click on any picture for more information or to order!

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