Beautiful Friendship

When you get the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog in your hands, what is the first thing you look for?  Usually, I go to the back and look at all the new accessories. This year, however, looking through the new catalog, I fell in love with a bunch of new stamp sets. The Beautiful Friendship stamp set really stood out to me. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and start playing! I needed a few thank you cards so this is the card I created.

The main card is Rococo Rose with a layer of Smoky Slate. First I stamped the Birch stamp on a layer of Whisper White cardstock.  Doesn’t the Birch background stamp make the perfect layer (stamped with Smoky Slate) behind the flowers from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set?  Then I stamped the Beautiful Friendship flower layer with Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzaz and Rich Razzleberry (for the center of the roses and stamped off once for the floral spray randomly stamped to fill in). The sentiment is from the set Parcels & Petals (another favorite! but more on this set later). The Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon finishes this card off just right don’t you think? I stamped the bottom corner of the envelope with the flowers because a stamped envelope is a nice way to finish off your cards.

This Beautiful Friendship stamp set has wonderful detail which makes it very easy to make beautiful cards. Pick your three colors and start creating! All supplies to make the card is listed below.

DON”T FORGET!!! Open House is June 27 from 5-8 pm. Come have a fun night out with friends. Get the new catalog, see samples and new products. There will be 2 make & takes, door prizes and a raffle basket worth $100.00  RSVP by June 22 to Sheila@stampingwithsheila.com or respond to the event on my Facebook page Stamping With Sheila. I hope to see you there!

Sheila Rudnicki

 

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First Steps

I love going to baby showers. I love seeing the excitement and anticipation of the mom-to-be. She is usually tired and happy at the same time as she talks about her little one. Here is the card I made for a baby shower I recently attended using the First Steps stamp set .

The First Steps stamp set is so cute with the baby hands and feet.  The foot stamps are individual stamps which makes it easy to do patterns and backgrounds. The hand stamps are the same. There are also word stamps in the set which means you can easily complete your project with one set. Below you can see another card from the same set using the hand stamp.

Enjoy making all these special moments even more special with a handmade card. They will truly be appreciated! I’ve listed all the supplies below for the card I made.

Sheila Rudnicki

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Happiness Blooms Suite

I am so ready for Spring aren’t you? Flower stamps are some of my favorite stamps. This Happiness Blooms Suite was a must have for me. I love all the bright colors in the designer papers. Here is a birthday card created for a swap I recently participated in.

As you can see in the image below, there are so many options with this Happiness Blooms Suite.

I used the Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the birthday card above. It’s easy to miss in the Occasions catalog if you’re not looking for it. It is located on page 25. Its just the right background for this suite and also looks great with the frog set So Hoppy Together in the Sale-A-Bration catalog on page 13.

See below for all the supplies used for the birthday card shown above.

Sheila Rudnicki

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All My Love Designer Series Paper

Doesn’t Stampin’ Up! carry the most beautiful designer papers? They take paper crafting and card making to a whole new level. The All My Love Designer Series Paper is a set of those gorgeous papers.

The patterns in these designer papers coordinate nicely with each other. You can use the busier designs paired with a more muted pattern design and have a quick easy card that looks great!

My Tip – Remember to check the coordinating colors listed on the back of the All My Love Designer Series Papers. Choosing these colors helps to tie your project together nicely. All supplies for this project are listed below.

 Sheila Rudnicki

 

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Meant To Be Bundle

Have you seen the new Occasions catalog yet? If you don’t have one, let me know and I will certainly get you one along with the Sale-A-Bration catalog. During Sale-A-Bration when you spend $50 in merchandise you get a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Spend $100 and you get 2 FREE items and so on. There are so many new things to explore!

The Meant To Be Bundle is the first set I played with from the new Occasions catalog. All the different heart stamps in the set have various designs with many different shaped hearts. My favorite is the heart with the design all along the inside edge. And how cute are those little hearts?

The Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies are part of this bundle. My favorite die so far is the detailed heart shown above cut out in the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (a freebie in the Sale-A-Bration catalog). There is a tiny heart at the very bottom of the point of the heart. I was looking for a little something to put around the words and this tiny heart was just the ticket. It was just Meant To Be. This die set also has many different size hearts and edging dies to make some really beautiful cards for that special someone for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, weddings or to let someone know you care and are thinking of them. The All My Love Designer Series Paper goes well with this bundle. I pulled the colors from the designer series paper for the coordinating cardstock.   A couple of tips in making this card – The Powder Pink cardstock is embossed using the new Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. When using these Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folders, be sure to lightly spritz the cardstock with water. It helps to break down the cardstock fibers a bit so the cardstock does not crack when embossed and gives better detail from the folder. Also use glue dots to adhere the cardstock layers on top of the embossed cardstock layer. The snail adhesive does not hold as well as the glue dots on the uneven surface.

All supplies are listed below for this project.

Don’t miss out on all the excitement of the New Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.

Contact me today to get yours!

Sheila Rudnicki

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More Christmas Card Ideas

Here are the last few Christmas cards I am sharing this year. They are some of my favorites. This first card I wanted to use up Christmas designer papers I had from the Holiday catalog. I also used glimmer paper with the Sprig punch to make the swag embellishment. I always use glue dots when putting glimmer paper together. There is dimensionals behind the sentiment for added texture. The bow is also adhered with a glue dot.

The next card is actually a gift card or money holder. I got the idea from Patty Bennett. I changed up the designer papers. I wanted to make it look like a present. The sentiment inside actually came from two different stamp sets.

This next card uses the Dashing Deer Bundle from the Holiday catalog. I love the dies in this bundle.

This last card is simple but elegant. I like to use embossing during the Christmas season. I used copper embossing powder on this card. The inside words are also embossed. The sentiment on the front is actually two stamps put on the same block.

I hope you all have a happy, healthy new year and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sheila Rudnicki

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