Friday, May 19, 2017

WATERCOLOR WISHES CARD:

Hello there! This is another card we made at my Card Buffet a couple of weeks ago. I have a gal who's new to stamping and she gave me some ideas of cards she liked from the catalog, so I CASED this card from page 48 of the Annual Catalog. I wanted to promote retiring products so I subbed Watercolor Wishes for the set they used. I started with an Early Espresso base and added a layer of Crumb Cake on top.

I used the Flourish Thinlits to cut out the leaves from So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz & Cajun Craze Cardstock. I attached them with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow. I stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock and flagged the ends.

I added a few Glue Dots to the back of the sentiment and added a swirl of Linen Thread. I then attached the sentiment with a couple of Dimensionals.

I love this beautiful & simple card that works for almost anyone. Unfortunately the Watercolor Wishes stamp set and card kit are already gone, but you can always use Flourishing Phrases as in the catalog. I've got a few more projects to share, so make sure to swing by tomorrow. Thanks so much for visiting!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS CARD:

Hello there! This is one of the cards we made at my Card Buffet using the set Thoughts & Prayers. I started with a Very Vanilla base and trimmed off 1/2" from the right side. I attached a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim to the back side with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow.

I layered it with another piece of Very Vanilla that I punched with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. I used the Papillion Potpourri stamp set for the butterfly antenna. Underneath is a piece of Falling In Love DSP that I adhered with SNAIL. I ran a piece of Tear & Tape along the back of the left edge and adhered a piece of Tip Top Taupe Striped Ribbon. I punched out 3 butterflies from a scrap of Very Vanilla using the Bitty Butterfly Punch and attached them with a Glue Dot. I added a Basic Pearl to each.

I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers with Tip Top Taupe ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and flagged the end. I added a dot of Liquid Tombow in the corner and added a folded piece of the striped ribbon that I had cut in half. I then added a Falling In Love Embellishment with a Glue Dot to keep the ribbon secure.

There are several retiring products I used to make this card: Papillion Potpourri stamp set, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Tip Top Taupe Striped Ribbon and Falling In Love Embellishments. Some of the other retiring products used on this card are already gone, so don't wait too long if you've been thinking about ordering any of the above. Make sure to swing by again tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MOTHER'S DAY BUTTERFLIES:

Hello there! My hubby asked me to come up with a Mother's Day project for his Sunday School class and this is the card they made. I started with a Mint Macaron base and used a retired embossing folder for the background. I stamped the wreath with VersaMark and used the Heat Tool to emboss it with White Embossing Powder. I then used the Wonderful Wreath Framelits with the help of the Big Shot to cut it out.
I tied a piece of retired baker's twine around the wreath and tied a bow at the top. I adhered it to the base with Dimensionals.
I folded a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in half and ran it through the Big Shot using the Butterflies Thinlits. This gave me a solid embossed butterfly for the bottom and a cut out butterfly for the top. I layered them on the wreath with Glue Dots.

I then used the smallest of the Butterflies Thinlits and ran it through the Big Shot again using the retired SAB glimmer paper. I attached it to the butterflies with Glue Dots. Next I stamped the sentiment from Circle of Spring with Tip Top Taupe onto So Saffron Cardstock and used the 1" Circle Punch to cut it out. I attached it to the glimmer butterfly with a Dimensional.

I finished it off with a few retired enamel shapes. He said they really enjoyed making a card for their moms and bailed several out who hadn't gotten one yet:)

I made one of these little nifty gifties for each to go along with their card. I used the Curvy Keepsake Thinlits with various DSP's of Mint Macaron & Sweet Sugarplum. I used the Butterflies Thinlits again in Whisper White and glimmer paper.


I cut the butterflies in half, layered them and glued them on both sides of the handle using Liquid Tombow. I used the tag die included with Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Tip Top Taupe ink. I attached them to the handle with retired baker's twine. I made the flower with Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock using the flower die from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. I added a retired enamel dot to the center.

These projects were a big hit with his class and I got to use up some retired product. And speaking of retired...the following will be retiring at the end of the month: Circle of Spring, Wonderful Wreath Framelits & Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits. Make sure to get them before they're gone! I had a nice relaxing day and hope you did too! I still have more to share from my Card Buffet so stop back...and hopefully I'll remember:) Thanks so much for coming by!





Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ENDLESS BIRTHDAY WISHES CLASS:

Hello there! Well my mind is completely gone. I came here today to apologize for missing a few days and I realized I completely forgot to let you know about this fun birthday class I've had planned for over a month. Thankfully I got a reminder from a sweet friend today, or who knows when I'd have remembered, smh!

The Endless Birthday Wishes Class features the photopolymer stamp set, a Blender Pen, 4 birthday cards with envelopes, and color instructions. The class will be held on Thursday, May 25 at First Christian Church in Burlington from 5-7pm. There are 2 options:

Option 1 includes the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set and a Blender Pen that you will take home with you, along with your 4 cards and instructions with measurements, so you can make more at home. The cost is $30.

Option 2 includes the 4 cards and instructions for $15.

So sorry for the short notice, but if you're interested in Option 1 I'll need to know ASAP so I can make sure your supplies will arrive in time for the class. Please let me know by Wednesday, May 17 if you're interested in Option 1 and by Friday, May 19 if you're interested in Option 2. I hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, May 12, 2017

WISH BIG CARD:

Hello there! I had a request for a little girl birthday card, so we made these at my Card Buffet last week. I used the Biggest Birthday Ever/Wish Big Framelits Bundle. I really love this bundle and hate to see it retire:( I started with a Blushing Bride base and used Timeless Textures with Whisper White Craft ink for the background. I added a strip of the Gold Satin Ribbon and adhered it with SNAIL.

I layered a Fabulous Foil Acetate sheet over a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and ran them through the Big Shot using the Lots of Labels Framelits. I attached the acetate sheet to the cardstock with 2 Glue Dots at the top and covered it with a piece of a Delicate White Doily. I ran a piece of So Saffron/gold Baker's Twine from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, around the top and tied a bow. I trimmed a small piece of the gold ribbon and tucked it under the label with a Glue Dot.

For the crown I traced the inside of the die with a pencil onto Blushing Bride Cardstock, cut it out with Paper Snips, and stamped the swirls with Blushing Bride ink. I then ran the crown, heart & star dies through the Big Shot using Gold Glimmer Paper, and layered the blushing bride on top using Glue Dots. I added the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim along the bottom with Glue Dots as well. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Festive Birthday DSP with Soft Suede ink. I attached it to a piece of Tasty Treats DSP with Glue Dots and tucked them under the crown using SNAIL.

I added the glimmer hearts & stars with Liquid Tombow, and the sequins with Glue Dots. The Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, Gold Satin Ribbon and Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit will all be retiring at the end of the month. The Gold Satin Ribbon is 40% off and the Embellishment Kit is 30% off. You can check out everything on the Retiring List at: www.lauramellinger.stampinup.net. Lots of great deals, but only while supplies last! Stop back tomorrow-I still have lots to share. Thanks so much for coming by:)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

LOVE & AFFECTION CARD:

Hello there! Here's another card from my Card Buffet featuring the set Love & Affection, which will be retiring, along with several other products. I started with a Crumb Cake base. On top of that I added a piece of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock. I lined up one of the Floral Affection Embossing Folders along the bottom and ran it through the Big Shot to get the lovely floral design. I'm really sad this is going away-this was the first time I got to use it:(

I added a piece of the coordinating Affectionately Yours DSP over the top third of the cardstock. I then wrapped a piece of Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around a strip of Night of Navy Cardstock and tied a bow. I stamped the sentiment with Watermelon Wonder ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and flagged the ends. I stamped the sweet little flowers with Mint Macaron & Daffodil Delight ink. I attached it with Dimensional pieces along the edge, clearing the baker's twine.

I had found this card on the SU! blog and thought it would be a pretty quick & simple card for my buffet, but I decided to add some Affectionately Yours Washi Tape. I simply folded a couple strips in half, trimmed the bottoms and tucked them under the sentiment with Glue Dots. I finished it off with a couple of pearls from the Sprinkles Embellishments using Liquid Tombow.

Sadly the Love & Affection stamp set will be retiring at the end of the month, along with the Affectionately Yours DSP & Washi Tape. The Floral Affection Embossing Folders, Sprinkles Embellishments and Crushed Curry Baker's Twine are leaving as well, so make sure to get them while you still can. Make sure to swing by tomorrow for another card. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

PLAYFUL PALS:

Hello there! This fun group came along with me to my Card Buffet last week:) The Playful Pals stamp set and Pyramind Pals Thinlits are retiring at the end of the month and I wanted to show them a little more love before they go:(

Oops, I forgot the cow. I was literally making these as I was going out the door, and I was trying to get a few pics before.

For the giraffe I used Delightful Dijon and Early Espresso. I used the elephant trunk piece to make his neck. I stamped the eyes and cut them out with the dies. I then used a Delightful Dijon Marker to color the eyelids and around the eyes.

For the frog I used Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder for his tongue. I just used a Bone Folder to curl it and adhered it with Liquid Tombow.

For the elephant I used Smoky Slate. So sorry these pictures are so blurry, but hopefully you get the idea.

For the pig I used Flirty Flamingo. For the tail I just used Paper Snips to mimic the swirls on front.

For the lion I used So Saffron and Soft Suede.

For the cat I used Whisper White & Blushing Bride.

For the owl I used Sahara Sand and Pumpkin Pie.

For the dog I used Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.

For the cow I used Whisper White and apparently a crappy Basic Black pad:)

For the bear I used Chocolate Chip I think, maybe Early Espresso...honestly I can't remember, and Crumb Cake.

These little pals were so much fun to make and were a big hit:) I wish I could have added some embellishments, but I just ran out of time. Remember these guys are only around until the end of the month, or as long as supplies last. Get 'em while you can! Come back tomorrow for another card we made last week. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CAKE CRAZY CARD:

Hello there! Back with another card from my Card Buffet last week. This card features the set Cake Crazy from the Occasions Catalog and was so much fun to make. I wasn't planning on getting it, but I saw SO many amazing cards on Pinterest that I finally caved...and I'm glad I did:) I started with a Crumb Cake base and added a strip of Animal Party DSP and washi tape along the side. On top of that I layered a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

I started from the bottom and stamped the diamond pattern with Wild Wasabi ink. I stamped over the image with the coordinating design in Flirty Flamingo ink. On top of that I stamped the stripe image with Tangerine Tango. On top of that I stamped the dot design with Wild Wasabi, and overlayed the other pattern with Flirty Flamingo. I stamped the candles with Tangerine Tango and the candles with Crushed Curry ink.

I added a strip of Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim with Glue Dots and stamped the sentiment with Wild Wasabi ink. I attached it with Dimensional strips, keeping them close to the edge so I'd clear the sequin trim. I finished it off with a few extra sequins and attached them with Glue Dots.

There are so many options for this fun set. If it wasn't on your list, think about adding it before it retires at the end of the month. You might want to add the Animal Party Washi Tape & DSP, along with the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, as they'll all be going away. We'll be getting a Mini Sequin Trim in Silver, Gold & Black, but no more fun colors:( Come back tomorrow for another fun project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 8, 2017

CELEBRATE TODAY CARD:

Hello there! This is one of the cards from my Card Buffet last week using the set Celebrate Today. I wanted to get this posted sooner, but we had a funeral over the week-end. It was great spending time with family we hadn't seen in awhile, but I just didn't have any energy at the end of the day to get these posted-I'm sure you understand:) I started with a Daffodil Delight card base. I added another layer on top using the Sunburst Thinlits.

I stamped the balloon with Bermuda Bay ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating Balloon Framelits. I lightly traced the balloon with a pencil and used that as a guide to stamp the background image with Pumpkin Pie ink. I erased the pencil line after stamping and then attached the sunburst with SNAIL. I added a retired tassel from the Holiday Catalog and attached the balloon on top with Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment with Basic Grey ink onto Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.

I rounded the string slightly and stamped it with Bermuda Bay ink. I added a bow made with Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon and attached it with a Glue Dot. Finally I punched out some stars from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Confetti Stars Border Punch, and adhered them with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow glue.

Unfortunately the Celebrate Today stamp set will be retiring at the end of the month. The coordinating Balloon Framelits are as well, and are 20% off.  The Sunburst Die is retiring and is 40% off. The Confetti Stars Border Punch, along with the Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon are going away as well, so make sure to get them before they're gone if they've been on your list. I'll have lots more to share over the next couple of weeks, so make sure to stop back tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by:)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MAY CARD BUFFET REMINDER:

Hello there! Here's the new additions to this month's Card Buffet. I've added a graduation, Father's Day, sympathy, little girl's birthday, baby and a few others.

Here's another that didn't make it in the group shot. I literally got the framelits in the mail 2 hours ago. At least I got them-yay!

In addition to the new designs there are 8 returning cards, for a total of 18 to choose from:) Please let me know if you'll be able to attend, so I can have a little surprise for you!

Card Buffet is this Thursday, May 4th and held at First Christian Church in Burlington from 4-8pm. I placed my preorder and am hoping I'll have the brand new catalog and new In Colors in time to bring along with me. You won't want to miss out! Hope to hear from you soon:) Thanks so much for stopping by!