Another Inspiration Card Redo! Last week I did my first Inspiration Card Redo and had so much fun that I decided to make it a regular feature. Took the opportunity this week to work with the boat image from the Swirly Bird set. From the bird, kite, to the sailboat, this set is so unique.

Swirly Bird Inspiration Card Redo with the sailboat from www.mystamplady.com

This layout is very similar to my inspiration card, but I added the Dapper Denim lines. I think you can still see how I used the original layout. I couldn’t resist adding a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the die cut waves and sun. I love the shimmer it adds to the card.

Swirly Bird Inspiration Card Redo with the sailboat from www.mystamplady.com

 

Barnyard Buddies Inspiration Card

The layout of this Barnyard Buddies card was the inspiration for my Swirly Bird sailboat card.  This card came together so quickly when I had a layout and stamp set all selected.

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Swirly Bird Photopolymer Bundle

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I was so excited when I saw the Foam Adhesive Strips in the new catalog. Shaker cards are so popular and with these Foam Adhesive Strips are great for creating a shaker card using any sized shape. The strip is so flexible that all you have to do is place the strip down along the edge of the opening. Hearts and stars are no problem with the foam strip. Add the Sprinkles Punch for your confetti and you are all set.

Step By Step instructions for this Confetti Celebration Shaker card with Stampin' Up! foam adhesive strips from www.mystamplady.com

 

Shaker Card Step By Step

First emboss your sentiment on to the transparency sheet. Very important to note that I did not use Stampin’ Up!’s window sheet. The SU! window sheet will not stand up to the heat embossing. Cut the hole in the Watermelon Wonder card stock before you emboss the card stock. If you emboss it second, you will flatten your raised stars. Affix the transparency sheet to the backside of the card stock.

Confetti Celebration Shaker card with Stampin' Up! foam adhesive strips from www.mystamplady.com

Remove a Foam Adhesive Strip from the sheet and affix it down around the edge of the hole with the transparency sheet between the foam strip and the card stock. Leave the top adhesive covering over the top of the foam.

Confetti Celebration Shaker card with Stampin' Up! foam adhesive strips from www.mystamplady.com

Cut off any extra foam.

Confetti Celebration Shaker card with Stampin' Up! foam adhesive strips from www.mystamplady.com

Use the Sprinkles Punch to punch out confetti from Sweet Sugarplum, Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, and Silver Foil card stocks. I did not use all the shapes punched out. I eliminated many of the largest shapes.

Confetti Celebration Shaker card with Stampin' Up! foam adhesive strips from www.mystamplady.com

Add more Dimensionals to prop up the rest of the card front. I used the grid on my grid sheet to help line up the card base over the card front after I have removed the backs of the foam pieces. Wrap the Thick White Baker’s Twine around the Watermelon Wonder piece and tie a bow on the front side.

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Here is the inside with images from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.

Confetti Celebration Shaker card with Stampin' Up! foam adhesive strips from www.mystamplady.com

Cut a scalloped frame to affix over the shaker part. I cut out a scalloped circle So Saffron piece. Using the same circle die I used to cut the shaker opening, I placed it in the center of the So Saffron piece and ran it through the Big Shot again to create the frame. Glue the frame down to the card front with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Confetti Celebration Shaker card with Stampin' Up! foam adhesive strips from www.mystamplady.com

Add a few of the silver sequins to the card front with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to finish it off. Send the card off to someone!

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Stampin’ Up! has a new Sponge Brayer and I was anxious to try it out. I decided to create a variegated background for a handmade birthday card. I used the sponge brayer to roll Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, and Pool Party over polka dot embossed background card stock. I used the Whisper White Thick card stock so the polka dots would be more prominent.   You can scroll down to see a rubber stamping video tutorial for this card.

Sponged background with the new Sponge Brayer Found on www.mystamplady.com

The following video has many tips and tricks for the brand new Sponge Brayers. I will have other tips in an upcoming post. You may have to come to my blog to see the video if you are reading this post in a blog reader.

 

 

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I like the Better Together Stamp Set because it has a great inside sentiment to match the front greeting. I also used the birthday had image included in this set. I can see this is one set that I will be reaching for often.

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Would you like to see every side of each pattern in a Stampin’ Up! Paper Stack? Watch the following video from Stampin’ Up! to see each page of the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack plus in the video you will see finished projects from Stampin’ Up! concept artists.  You can scroll down to see a super quick rubber stamping video tutorial for this card.

 

 

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Serene Scenery Designer Paper Stack

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A color combination for your Monday Motivation. I have been working with the new 2016-2017 In Colors and trying to come up with combinations I would really like to use in my projects. For this Monday, I have come up with Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, and Watermelon Wonder. These colors are all from the In Color collection. 

Better Together handmade birthday card with watercolor butterflies from www.mystamplady.com

 

Birthdays and Butterflies

I think butterflies are perfect for celebrating birthdays, how about you? I paired the Awesomely Artistic set with the Watercolor Wings set to create this birthday card. To finish off the card I used a greeting and sentiment from the Better Together set. This set includes images for both the front of the card and the inside. I know this will be very useful.

Better Together handmade birthday card with watercolor butterflies from www.mystamplady.com

Here is the inside of the card. It is always a benefit having a coordinating sentiment for the inside like this one. Do you like this color combination? Be sure to keep these colors in mind for your projects.

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Have you ever had an image from a set you have never used? That was the case for me with the clouds from Stampin’ Up!’s Balloon Celebration set so I set out to create a card with the fun clouds. Looking at the balloons made me thing of the the “My Heart Smiles Just Thinking Of You” sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Suite Sayings set. This will be a very fun card to send out. You can scroll down to see a super quick rubber stamping video tutorial for this card.

Video showing masking technique with Stampin' Up!'s Balloon Celebration Suite Sayings from www.mystamplady.com

 I decided to use the masking technique to create balloon strings of different length. Watch the video below to see how I used Post-It Notes to mask part of my image. You may have to come to my blog to see the video if you are reading this post in a blog reader.

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! is offering a quick one day sale on the June Paper Pumpkin for new subscribers. From Thursday, June 9th starting at 7:00 pm (ET) through Friday, June 10th at 1:50 am (ET) new subscribers can use the promo code: ONEDAYDEAL when you sign up at www.pumpkinsignup.com to get June’s kit for $5. The special price is only for the first kit.

Go to www.pumpkinsignup.com to take advantage of this Paper Pumpkin One Day Deal

 

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