A beautiful Congratulations Card with Stampin’ Up! So In Love stamp set!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a pretty card to share with you and some news!  First, let’s look at the card!

This card was made using the pretty flower and sentiment from the So in Love stamp set in the occasions catalog.  The news that accompanies this post is that nearly everything used to make this card is retiring! Yes, the retired list is out and I will share more about that at the end of the post.  So if you love this set, you better get it while you can!

To make this card I started with a Sweet Sugarplum  card base. Then I used Very Vanilla and my Falling Petals Textured Impressions Folder (retiring!) to make the pretty embossed background. The adorable DSP banners were made with the Falling in Love paper. I am sad to say that not only is this retired, it is already sold out! I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum and made that into a banner as well.  I put a heart over the top of the sentiment from the Sending Love embellishments (retiring!). I light added some soft sky ink to the heart to pull in the blue colors on the card. I also covered it with Clear Wink of Stella!  The centerpiece of the card was made by stamping the flower on vellum and then using my blender pins with Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo to color in the flower. This was done on the back side of the flower.  I cut out the flower with my Layering Circle Framelits.  I finished things off by add a pearl in the heart.

Now lets talk about the Retired items!

The easiest way to see what all is retiring is to click on the banner above, then click the shop now button and then click on the retiring products banner to see the items.  If you prefer a list of these items then click here.  The main thing you should do is check out what we are losing so you can grab your favorite things before they are gone!

If you need help with ordering then let me know!

Happy Shopping!

~Kristal

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Bloomin’ Heart White Wedding Card

Hi Crafty Friends!

I have a wedding card to share with you today.  I actually decided to use the template from my prior valentine card to make this one, so it may look like something you have seen before.

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I love the look of the Monochromatic cards when you need something elegant.  I think this card fits that category quite well. I will start by confessing that the background paper is actually last years freebie Sale-A-Bration paper, BUT you could easily replace that with the Color Irresistible paper we currently have available as there are some wonderful white on white patterns in that DSP pack.  I cut the heart out with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit in Whisper White.  The vellum layer is part of the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum which has stripes, dots and these cute little hearts for the designs.  The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and it has matching framlits.  That is how I cut out the adorable shape on which the sentiment is stamped.  I did use versamark ink and silver embossed it to keep the silver and white theme intact.

It is a beautiful card ready the the next lucky couple in my life who gets married!

The weekly deals came out on Tuesday so I am a bit later, but here they are:

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weekly deals feb 2 thru feb 8 2016

Hope your week has gone smoothly. Not long and the weekend will be here which means more craft time for me. Yay!

~Kristal

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Stamp Resist Technique Wedding Card and a Sketch!

Happy Sunday!

It has been a bit of a gloomy day here the Chicago area and we have even had some snowflakes. UGH! We are seeing some spring-like days now though, so slowly but surely spring will get here.

With the arrival of spring there is love in the air. This includes weddings and celebrations! I have one of those coming up so I needed to make a beautiful wedding card. I have a few sets I can use for a wedding theme, but I really like the bold sentiments in the Big News stamp set. Here is my result:

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First, I will mention that I followed the Sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary to get me started. I just reversed it to the other side. Here is their sketch:Create with Connie and Mary sketch

I am entering my card for their challenge!

Now to go over this fun Stamp Resist Technique.  Have you heard of it?  I just recently learned about it and had to try it.  You can’t really tell it in the picture, but the background paper with the stripes is originally all white with the stripes being glossy white embossed. The embossed part has a coating on it so I was able to take my brayer and use my Silver Ink to run right over the whole piece of paper. Once I covered the whole thing with the silver ink I took a paper towel and wiped away the ink on the paper. The only ink that comes off is on the embossed stripes. The rest stays inked, pretty cool right?!! You can probably tell that my ink did not cover the stripes perfectly, but I actually really like it. It almost appears that the paper came with the variation in color. I highly recommend giving this technique a try. It will be like adding a whole new paper supply to your list! I should note that the paper I used is part of the Sale-A-Bration freebie paper you can get now through the end of the month with a 50 dollar purchase. So if you like it, get it while you still can!!

Now I am off to see what else I can create before I have to get back to the grind of work tomorrow. Have a creative week if you can!

~Kristal

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