Friday, April 16, 2021

Positive Thoughts Birthday Card

 Hey Y’all!

Who loves bright, cheerful colors? If you do, then this card will not disappoint! I wanted to make a birthday card for an old friend from high school...she is battling breast cancer, is in the hospital, and her birthday is this coming Monday.


I chose the stamp set "Positive Thoughts" and matching dies, and then "Happy Thoughts" for the birthday sentiment.


I chose a piece of Peony Garden DSP to ground those bright colors, and stamped the leaf image in Basic Gray directly onto it. I also did some Tone on Tone stamping on the other layers to add texture. I used my snips to "rough up" the edges to add even more texture. I added 3 Matte Black Dots to the body of the butterfly, and a strip of the Polka Dot ribbon behind the focal image.


I pray this card lifts her spirits...her name is Susan, will you join me in praying for her? 
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope, as always, I have encouraged you to create something beautiful to share with others!
If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used today, I would so appreciate your business! Just click on any image below to go to my online store. The Peony Garden DSP and the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon are retiring and will not be available much longer. I am offering a Mini Album Tutorial bundle with 18 projects!!
for anyone who purchases from me in April 2021
Love,
Nina







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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ridiculously Awesome Encouragement Card

 Hey Y'all!

 I needed to make a couple of cards, and I pulled out one of my favorite retiring sets....Ridiculously Awesome.  I decided to use some other retiring products, and this card came together so quickly!


I started with a Purple Posy card base, and stamped "You Got This" in Gorgeous Grape. Then I cropped a piece of Playing With Patterns DSP with the Stitched So Sweetly dies, and created my focal sentiment with the 2" and 2-1/4" Circle Punches. 


I added my favorite ribbon, and some of the sweet Acrylic Hearts from the Snail Mail Suite. 
Not much time left to get the Last Chance Products from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog. 
If you would like to order any of the products used, click on the images to go to my online store. Use the current host code found in the right column to earn free product from me.  Love Stampin' Up! products? Join my team, become a demonstrator and get them  at a discount! Bonus! you get to preorder from the brand new 2021-22 Annual Catalog, and can include items in your starter kit!
Plus, every order in April qualifies for an amazing Mini Album Tutorial Bundle...it includes over 10 Mini Album Tutorials.
Thanks for stopping by today, go make something beautiful!
Love,
Nina


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Fine Art Floral Suite

 Hey Y’all!

I wanted to share a couple of projects I made over the weekend with the Fine Art Floral Suite.



The first is a "Thank You" card.


I used my Stamparatus for the die cut image, and did the "thumping" technique with the Stamp and Write markers. To do this, ink up your stamp with the lightest color, then "thump" the tip of the darker colored marker against the stamp.


I used the retiring Story Label Punch as a base for the flower and my sentiment, and the Detailed Trio Punch to punch ribbon holes to thread my ribbon through. 


The second project is this adorable tag that went so well with a baby gift! I also used a die from the brand new Annual Catalog, see that scalloped edge!


Remember, you only have a couple of weeks left to get the retiring products from the Annual Catalog.  Thanks for stopping by, hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful today!
Love,
Nina


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