Positive Thoughts

How appropriate is the name of this stamp set for these days? The Positive Thoughts stamp set is a great choice whether you need a birthday, anniversary, get well or thinking of you card. Find a color combination you like, gather your supplies and start creating! Here is a card we made at my last workshop. It was well liked on my Instagram page as well (follow me here) so I thought I’d share it with you also.

I love the Birch background stamp. I also used it with the Beautiful Friendship card in a prior post and to see that post click here. Gray Granite is a relatively new color and passed over in my opinion. However it is a wonderful neutral to incorporate into your projects. The other colors are Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather and Pool Party. I stamped the images from the Positive Thoughts stamp set and then cut them out with the Nature’s Thoughts dies which are available while supplies last from the Coordination Product Release. The bow embellishment Is made from the Flax Ribbon. I cut it apart then colored the individual strands with my Blends. The frame on the card was made with a rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts dies and the Stitched Rectangles dies. I ran them through together at the same time in my die cutting machine.

This is a great time to make some cards to send out to friends and let them know you are thinking of them or to build up your card stash. You will be happy you did after this is all over and life goes back to the crazy normal. I listed out the supplies for this card below. Stay healthy and safe!

Sheila Rudnicki

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to make my Mom a Valentine’s card. So I pulled out the new Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper, the coordinating cardstock, some ribbon and started creating.

The plaid designer paper is the reverse side of the heart paper. I used Basic Gray ink for the sentiment. Sometimes you want a color a little less bold than black ink. This card came together pretty quickly. Dimensionals helped to make the card pop.

It’s always good to let people know you care about them. A handmade card in the mail or hand delivered can make someone’s day. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sheila Rudnicki

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Peaceful Poppies

Check out the Peaceful Poppies Suite on page 24 in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. The bright colors and beautiful flowers just jump off the page! 

I love the different patterns on each page of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper because they are wonderful for making some quick cards or scrapbook pages. In the card below, I cut the 12″ x 12″ designer paper in half and then cut each half into three 4″ x 6″ pieces. I trimmed down the 6″ side to layer with coordinating cardstock because layering makes the colors pop off the designer paper and adds more interest. I added some of the Peaceful Poppies Sequins for more dimension. It’s a nice touch to stamp the envelope with a coordinating stamp to the card inside. This time I sponged a little color on the image.

This card also uses the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper. A large sentiment looks nice on this card.  I used the So Sentimental Bundle for the words and the die cut. The ribbon is the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding on page 25 of the Mini Catalog. It is colored with the Blends marker to coordinate with the rest of the card.

All supplies used in these cards are listed below. Don’t forget during Sale-A-Bration you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog with a $50 order.

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Sheila Rudnicki

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Happy Birthday To You

I have a couple of friends who are blessed to start off the new year with their birthdays so I usually make them a card using a new stamp set from the new Mini catalog or the new Sale-A-Bration catalog. It gets my creative juices going after the holidays. This time I chose the Happy Birthday To You stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. You can get this set for Free with a $50 purchase. Isn’t is beautiful?

The flowers can be colored in with watercolor pencils however I chose the Blends for my card.

For a little sparkle I used the Wink of Stella on the center of the flowers, the little berries and the cake. I also traced the sentiment with the Wink of Stella for another pop of glimmer. You can see the glimmer on the cake and berries better in this picture.

It’s fun to color in the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon with the Blends to match the card.

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Contact me for your Mini catalog or you can also see it on my blog and my store. All items used for my Happy Birthday To You card is listed below.

Sheila Rudnicki

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

 

Feels Like Frost

When I first saw the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, I knew it would be on my “had to buy” list. These beautiful papers don’t need much embellishing for creating any project.

 The Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon coordinates nicely with these papers. I decided to also use the silver foil and vellum cardstock to add even more dimension to my card.

The Night of Navy cardstock and ink help to make the card pop. All supplies are listed below for my card.

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I wish you all a Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.

 

Sheila Rudnicki

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Let It Snow Suite

The Let It Snow Suite has been one of my favorite suites in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. The Snowman Season bundle is adorable (with sentiments included which I love!). The Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper is both fun and beautiful with the glitter on some of the papers. The Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder can easily be overlooked in the catalog but be sure to check it out! It looks like a sweater knit which coordinates really well with this suite. Here are some ideas for the Let It Snow Suite.

Listed below are the supplies for these projects.

Sheila Rudnicki

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Wrapped In Plaid

This is one of my favorite suites in the Holiday catalog! It’s the Wrapped In Plaid Suite on pages 12-14. This suite includes the  Perfectly Plaid stamp set, the Pine Tree punch and the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. You already know I love it when there are words included in the stamp set. This set has outside and inside sentiments! The Wrapped In Plaid papers have gold stripes as part of the different plaids.

Of course there is beautiful Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon to tie together this whole suite nicely.

 

Here is a card I created for a demonstrator swap when the Holiday catalog first came out. I used the gold foil sheets to bring out the gold stripes in the plaids.

I hope you have fun making your Christmas cards. Happy Stamping!

 

Sheila Rudnicki

Most Wonderful Time

Don’t you love having lots of options and coordinating supplies when creating a project? I honestly feel like it makes the creating process go more smoothly. The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley has a lot of these coordinating supplies to create beautiful cards this holiday season.

The stamp set contains words and picture elements. The dies cut out some of the stamped images for added dimension on your projects.

Don’t miss that adorable angel die to cut out for the top of the tree! I love the shiny 6 x 6 designer papers. The colors really pop.

And these sparkling papers

There are also self adhesive die cut sheets. Just peel them off and stick them on your project.

There are a couple of embellishment items to finish off your project. There are cute little stars and gold/white tinsel trim.

Here is one card I have made with some of these products. I also used gold foil with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder and Wink of Stella on the tree. The Wink of Stella isn’t showing up very well in the picture.

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley can be found on page 39 of the Holiday catalog. I will be using these products for some of my Christmas cards this year.  All supplies used are listed below.

Sheila Rudnicki

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Deck the Halls

I participated in a demonstrator swap using supplies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. When I need to create a card, I sometimes start by scrolling through Pinterest looking at layouts or color combinations. This time I pulled out the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and looked at all the patterns on the different papers. There is beautiful copper foil on some of the patterns. The lined pattern jumped out to me for this card.

The Christmas Gleaming stamp set has this beautiful holly stamp. Mossy Meadow and Real Red Blends were used for coloring the holly.  I did fussy cut them out but they are pretty easy to cut with the paper snips. Remember to move the cardstock not the snips when fussy cutting. The holly and sentiment are on dimensionals.

Shimmery Crystal Effects helps to bring out the berries on the holly. It has just a light sparkle which is perfect for this card.

Let’s not forget about the inside of the card. Another stamped holly and the sentiment finishes this card off nicely.

All supplies used are listed below. It’s never too early to start those Christmas cards!

Sheila Rudnicki

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00

Gather Together

Here in New England, the leaves are turning on the trees and starting to fall. I like seeing all the colors on the trees especially when the sun comes shining through them. They are just gorgeous! I decided it was a good time to share these cards I created from the Gather Together Bundle.

The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper has beautiful fall coordinating colors to make your card making, scrapbooking and paper craft projects a breeze.

This card uses the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut out the leaf and pumpkin. These dies also have smaller leaves that not only cut out but also emboss the detail on the leaves. So cool right? You can see the embossed leaves on the card below.

A trick for getting the leaves out of the dies that do not have a small hole is to drop them on the table. They pop right out of the dies. You can use these layouts with other stamp sets and papers too. Pull out the stamp set or designer series papers you want to use. Pull out all the coordinating colors and any embellishments you want to use and start playing. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to create a card or scrapbook page when you have the supplies at your finger tips. Supplies used for these cards are listed below. Happy Fall!

Sheila Rudnicki

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Paper Snips
[103579]
$10.00