Wonderful Moments Baby Card

Wonderful Moments is a very popular set but I haven’t made many cards with it. Well, a friend just became a gramma again so I thought I would use this lovely stamp set to make a congratulations card for her. I think she is going to like it!

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Card cuts:

  • Very Vanilla cardstock – 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Frosted Floral DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

And here is a link to the YouTube video:

I hope you enjoy the card.  Should you need to order any of the supplies used, please click on the link below to be taken right to my store.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

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Blends Storage Box

How about a cute and portable Blends holder with plenty of space for the new colors and the returning ones? Last night on our Facebook Live, I showed how to make one with just a few supplies.  And, because it has to be pretty as well as functional, we decorated it with some of the beautiful Garden Impressions DSP.  I know you’re going to love it!

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You can see the step by step in this video:

 

And here are the supplies used to make it.
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Remarkable You Calla Lilies – Saturday Anything Goes series

It’s a gorgeous spring day here in Texas so a gorgeous spring card was in order!  On today’s Saturday Anything Goes Facebook Live video we used the calla lily stamp from the Remarkable You stamp set and colored it in with the Blends.  Love using Daffodil Delight and Old Olive together!

If you didn’t have a chance to join us, here is the YouTube video:


Supplies used:
Whisper White cardstock – 4-14 x 11″
Whisper White design panel – 3-1/4 x 3-1/2″
Myths and Magic glimmer paper – 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Crushed Curry ribbon – 4″
Whisper White sentiment panel – 3-1/4″ x 3/4″
Stampin’ Blends Old Olive duo
Stampin’ Blends Daffodil Delight duo
Glitter Enamel Dots
Wink of Stella

I hope you will give the card a try – it really is a quick and easy one as you can tell from the video.  If you need to order any supplies just click the Shop Now icon on the right or you can click here to go to my store.

You can check out other video tutorials in previous posts or by going to YouTube and plugging in Cards by Wynnie to access my channel.  While you are there, would you be kind enough to like and subscribe?  I would really appeciate it and it’s another way for you to be notified of new video tutorials.

Wishing you all a very blessed Easter.  Ta for now!

Together – Saturday Anything Goes March 31 project

Here is a sneak peek of what we will be creating in tomorrow’s Saturday Anything Goes series at 3 pm EDT/2 pm CDT on my Facebook Page – Cards by Wynnie.  Hope you will join me!

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Springtime Foils – Adore You

My husband is an incurable romantic – how lucky am I?  While I have made him masculine cards I know how much he loves the rich colors that can be found in flowers.  So when I saw the new Sale-Bration Springtime Foils DSP I knew right away there was a card in it for him.  And, I got to use the Blends, so who can beat that?

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I started with a card base of Melon Mambo cardstock (115320) cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″ and set it aside.  Next, I just couldn’t wait to get out the Stampin’ Blends (147475) and have some fun coloring.  I cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the gorgeous rose-patterned Springtime Foils Specialty DSP (147193)  and used Calypso Coral light and dark Stampin’ Blends (144045) to color in the roses.  I also used Old Olive light and dark Stampin’ Blends (144597) to color in the leaves.  Very easy and just look at how rich and gorgeous they look against the gold foiling.

I am still having a love affair (shh, don’t tell hubby) with the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (145580) and cut a 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece for the left side of the card.  The colors are so soft and beautiful and add some depth to the overall piece.

I needed to add a sentiment but didn’t want anything taking away from the foiled paper so I die cut a heart using the Lots to Love Box Framelits (145653) die from a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock (101910) .  I then heat embossed the floral images from the Petal Palette stamp set (145788) using Versamark ink (102283) and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129) .  I colored them in with the same colors used on the foiled DSP.  The sentiment is from the Graceful Garden stamp set (143849) and was stamped using the Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad (126983).

To assemble the card, I adhered the two pieces of DSP to each other using Fast Fuse Adhesive. To cover the seam, I cut a 6″ piece of Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon (144146)  wrapped down the seam and adhered each end to the back using a glue dot.  I used the same ribbon to tie a small bow and adhered that with another glue dot.  The heart is popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) and  the front panel attached to the card base using Fast Fuse.

I hope you enjoyed the card and will give it a try.  Hubby absolutely loved it!  As always, should you need any of the supplies mentioned above, just click the Shop Now button in the upper right corner or click here.

Have a great weekend!

Remarkable You!

One of my favorite things to come out of this year’s Occasions catalog is the slim note cards and envelopes.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a quick little note that you can send to someone just to let them know you are thinking of them.  A set of 4 decorated and put into a cute box makes a great gift too!  Creating this boxed set also gave me the opportunity to play with the Remarkable You stamp set – I just love coloring in the flowers and leaves, so many possibilities!   So I thought I would put together some quick instructions to show you how I made them.

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The box is made using the die from Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (145653).  You will need to cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock (100730).  I then stamped the magnolia and the sentiment from Remarkable You Stamp Set (139894) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink (132708) and colored the floral image using the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends (144604) using both the dark and the light markers.   I then gave it the old splatter treatment using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082).  Then it was time to adhere them together with Fast Fuse (129026).  There are lots of great YouTube videos that show how to put it together if you need help.

I grabbed four of the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes (145583) and stamped each with an image from the Remarkable You stamp set (info listed above) using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Each image is colored using Prismacolor Colored Pencils because the Stampin’ Blends do tend to bleed through to the back.  This gave a nice softness to the floral images.  I tucked the cards with their matching envelopes into the box and that as they say was that!

Such an easy project, especially if you like coloring!  I hope you will give it a try.  Let me know if you have any questions at all.  You can purchase the products by clicking on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner, or simply click here if you are on your mobile device.

Have fun and Ta for now!

Make Their Holiday Shopping Easier!

Do the people in your life complain that you are a hard person to buy for?  I know, mine do but now that I am a crafting fanatic, shopping has become so much easier for them.   And, I’m about to make it easier for your shoppers too!

You know I love the new Blends!  The more I use them, the more I realize what a great coloring tool they are.  Everyone who likes to color needs a set and Christmas is the perfect time to ask for them.  And, here’s an easy way to drop a large hint about what you really want for Christmas.

Save the below pic and print off a dozen or twenty copies to give to anyone who might be scratching their head wondering what to get you.  I have been known to put suggestions for my Christmas gifts under hubby’s coffee, in his sock drawer, under the sun visor in the car and the always popular taped to his bathroom mirror.  Subtle, no?

 

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Just tell them all the info they need to get you this fabulous Christmas gift (website address and stock #) is on the pic.  When they get to my blog tell them to click on the Shop Online with Me button in the upper right and it will take them directly to my store.  There they can enter the stock # and complete their purchase.

And if you’ve been really good (and of course you have) remind them that along with the Blends you will need something to color – perhaps the Remarkable You stamp set (#139894) or Just Add Color Designer Series Paper (#144180)?

Easy peasy and no running around on their lunch hour fighting traffic and throngs of frenzied shoppers. Now you are armed with the info to help make your holiday shopper’s life stress free when they are searching for just that right gift for you.

I hope Santa fills your stocking with the Blends and other coloring goodies which you will enjoy throughout the year.  Ta for now!

It’s All about the Blends!

I was so excited when the Big Brown Truck pulled into my drive yesterday afternoon!  Tearing open the package I was greeted with the explosion of color that is the new Stampin’ Blends!  Wanted to sit down and color with them right away, but my OCD took over so first had to make my storage container for them and that’s why you’re not seeing the card until this morning.  The only stamping I did for it was the sentiment, the rest was all DSP and the Blends.

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It starts with a base of Dapper Denim cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored and folded at 5=1/2″  I next cut a panel from the Just Add Color DSP (I just love the aquatic scenes).  I did fussy cut the top just a bit for a cleaner image.  Then I pulled out the Blends and went to town coloring.  For the sand I used Light and Dark Crumb Cake and then alternated with Ivory and Bronze for the center section.  The underwater plants are Dark and Light Old Olive with a little Light Daffodil Delight in the center one to brighten it up.  The water is Light and Dark Pool Party (of course).  The corals are Light and Dark Calypso Coral, Light Night of Navy and Dark Daffodil Delight.  The shell in the foreground is Ivory and Bronze.  The angel fish are Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry and Dark Daffodil Delight.  The colorful guppies are done with Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Bermuda Bay while the females are done with Light Smoky Slate and a touch of Dark Bermuda Bay.  Where I list only a light or a dark blend, I simply added layers to build depth – so easy to do!  I finished with a dusting of Wink of Stella on the fish and the corals.

After all the coloring was done, I grabbed my new Seaside Embossing Folder and ran the panel through the Big Shot.  Love the look it gives the scene!  The focal panel was then glued directly to the card base using Tombow Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the In The City stamp set and was stamped on a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock in Dapper Denim ink.  I ran the edges of the strip across the ink pad to give it some contrast and then popped it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that, as they say, is that!

I have to say that the new Stampin’ Blends are delightful to use – the color goes on smoothly and blends beautifully.  It layers like a dream so you can get depth even using just one value of the color.  You are definitely going to want to add these to your stash when they are released November 1st!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you lickity-split!  Ta for now!

New Stampin’ Blends!

I love bringing you new product releases, and this one may just be among my favorites!  If you’ve been waiting for Stampin’ Up! to add alcohol markers to its product line of coloring mediums – the wait is over!  Introducing new Stampin’ Blends!

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I am in LOVE with these easy to use markers.  The ink flows smoothly, blends beautifully and they are really easy to use!  I have tried other alcohol markers but the learning curve was always very steep – what colors go with what?  Stampin’ Up! has made this learning curve as easy as coasting downhill on a bicycle.  Each of the colors comes in two shades, for example Old Olive light and Old Olive dark, so there’s no scratching your head to try and figure out what will blend together.  And not only do they blend so beautifully, but you can build layers to create even more shades.  Let me show you what I mean…

In the picture below I used Cherry Cobbler light and dark to color the presents.  Look at the great shading you can get!  And Bella is colored with Bronze and Ivory.  If you look closely at Bella’s ear and face, you can actually make out 4 different shades of color – all from just those two markers and the color lifter.  I will be featuring more about coloring using the Blends when I post this card later but wanted to show what you can achieve using the new Stampin’ Blends.

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Stampin’ Blends will be available for ordering on November 1st – just a couple of weeks away!  You can purchase them individually, in packs of 2 (light and dark of each color) or the entire set along with Bronze, Ivory and a color lifter (great for pushing back color that has escaped outside the lines).

There is a Color Me Happy Project Kit and Color Me Happy stamp set that will be available only while supplies last, but the Stampin’ Blends markers will be available through the upcoming catalogs.  And, Stampin’ Up! will have a series of great YouTube videos on how to use the new Blends so stay tuned for more!

As always, if you have any questions about the Blends or any of the other great products by Stampin’ Up! please leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them.  If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours so drop me a note below.  Ta for now!