Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Card

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad:

Stampin' Up! Another Bird Ballad card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

The Recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Bird Ballad 5-1/2 x 4-1/4

Art piece: Whisper White 4 x 2-3/4

Art piece mat: Pool Party 4-1/8 x 2- 7/8

Scollop trim: Whisper White 2-1/2 x 4-3/4 cut with the Budding Blooms Dies

The Details:

the bird and branch:  (thank you Patty Bennett for the inspiration on coloring my birds)

  • Stamp the bird and branch images from the Bird Ballad Stamp Set onto the Whisper White art piece with Tuxedo Momento Ink
  • Color your birds using your Stampin Blends as follows
  • Orange birds,  Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Blue birds: Pool Party and Daffodil Delight
  • Color your branch with Stampin Blends as follows:
  • Leaves: Old Olive
  • flowers: Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Branch: Soft Suede
  • Stamp and the leaf image and one each of each of the flower images from the Bird Ballad Stamp Set
  • Color them in as follows:
  • Large Flower: Calypso Coral
  • Small Flower: Pool Part
  • Leaves: Old Olive
  • When you finish coloring in your flowers and leaves, fussy cut them out with your paper snips

More Details:

putting the card together:

Stampin' Up! Another Bird Ballad card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

  • Adhere your Bird Ballad DSP panel to the front of the card base
  • Adhere the art piece to the Pool Party mat and adhere to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Tuck the scallop Whisper White trim under the matted art piece
  • Adhere your large flower with dimensionals to the bottom left hand side of the art piece and then tuck in the leaf and tiny flower with a glue dot
  • Stamp your sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and punch it our with the Classic Label Punch
  • Attach your sentiment to bottom right side of the art piece, letting it overhang just a bit.
  • Add some rhinestones for added sparkle

Card Inspiration:

Here is the card from my Thursday Blog Hop that inspired today’s “Alternate” look

Stampin' Up! Toile Christmas with fall colors card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

Stampin’ Up! “Toile Christmas” Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today we have a sketch challenge for our hop.  The weather is changing here in the Pacific NW with lots of rain so this inspired me to create a fall card.  Inking up the Toile Christmas worked perfectly when my cardinal was colored with the female bird in mind.    I used my bird guide book to help me  decide on coloring, as I have never seen a cardinal up close.

The Sketch:

Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas:

Stampin' Up! Toile Christmas with fall colors card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

The Recipe:

Card base: Old Olive 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Old Olive 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 Embossed with the Layered Leaves EF

Vellum mat: So Saffron  4-7/8 x 2-5/8

DSP panel: Come To Gather DSP 4-3/4 x 2-1/2

Wood grain panel: Come To Gather DSP 4-3-1/4

The Details:

the bird and branch:

  • Stamp the bird and branch images from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Momento Ink
  • Color your bird using your Stampin Blends as follows
  • Bird body, wings, beak and head: Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends
  • Use the Color Lifter Stampin Blend to add highlight to the breast and wings
  • Color your branch with Stampin Blends as follows:
  • Leaves: Old Olive
  • Berries: Pumpkin Pie
  • Branch: Soft Suede
  • Die cut your bird and branch out with the Christmas Cardinal Dies
  • Die cut 3 (each) curly cues out with the Christmas Cardinal Dies in So Saffron Card Stock and So Saffron Vellom
  • Layer the two different paper curly cues together with white glue forming 3 pieces

More Details:

putting the card together:

  • Adhere your embossed Old Olive mat to the front of the card base
  • Adhere the DSP panel to the So Saffron Vellum and adhere to the front of the card
  • Adhere the wood grain DSP panel on top of the matted panel to the front of the card
  • Attach your branch to the front of the card with glue dots
  • Attach your bird to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Tuck your curly cues under the branch with liquid glue
  • Color in a few Rhinestones with your Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blend and add to the front of the card
  • Stamp your sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and punch it our with the Classic Label Punch
  • Attach your sentiment to the bird with glue dots and you are done!

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobias:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! Toile Christmas

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Toile Christmas:

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Toile Tidings DSP  5-1/4 x 4

Stitched Die panel: Real Red(approx) 3 x 4-1/4

Stitched Die panel art piece: Very Vanilla (approx) 2-5/8 x 4

The details:

the art piece:

  • Stamp your bird  image from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Black Tuxedo Momento Ink
  • Color in your bird as follows:
  • Bird body and wings: Real Red Stampin Blends
  • Beak: Mango Melody Stampin blends
  • Die cut your bird using the Christmas Cardinal Die
  • Stamp the branch image from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set onto your Very Vanilla art piece with Black Tuxedo Momento Ink
  • Color in your branch as follows”
  • Berries: Real Red Stampin Blends
  • Leaves: Garden Green Ink Pad your a Blender Pen
  • Branch: Soft Suede Blender Pens
  • After your branch image is colored in, run the art piece through the Subtle EF and mount to the Real Red Stitched mat

Putting the card together:

  • Wrap a piece of Lace Ribbon around the Toile Tidings DSP mat
  • Adhere this mat to the front of the card with snail
  • Mount your art piece to the bottom of the card with  dimensionals
  • Adhere your bird to the art piece with dimensionals

Finishing touches:

  • Add a lace bow to the right side of the art piece next to the birds tail
  • Add some small Rhinestone into the cluster of berries

The inspiration:

Here is the card from the Thursday blog hop that inspired today’s card. Note that the panels are all the same only turned to landscape mode instead of portrait.  It makes the card look so different and gives it a great “Alternate” look.  You can see the card here:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

 

Stampin’ Up! Country Home Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today I inked up an old favorite, Country Home stamp set using our color challenge of Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede.  Even though we have so many new stamp sets in the annual catalog, I decided to ink up an old favorite.  Please use your older stamp sets in different ways with new paper and products to keep them fresh and new again.  Here is a “new again” old favorite, Country Home with a new twist in using some new products.

 The color challenge:

Stampin’ Up! County Home:

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: 6×6 DSP in Cajun Craze 4 x 5-1/4 (NEW)

Stitched Framelit: Cajun Craze (approx) 3 x 4-1/4 (NEW)

Art Piece: Whisper White (approx) 2-5/8 x 4

The details:

the art piece:

  • Stamp your pitcher and floral image from the Country Home Stamp Set onto your Whisper White art piece with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
  • Color in your floral as follows:
  • Seed pods: Soft Suede Stampin Blends
  • Flower: Cajun Craze Stampin Blends
  • Cotton: Light Smokey Slate Stampin Blend
  • Leaves: Pretty Peacock Ink and a Blender Pen
  • Color in your pitcher with your Cajun Craze Stampin Blends
  •  After your images are colored in, run the art piece through your embossing machine with the Pinewood Planks EF
  • Mount your art piece onto the Cajun Craze Stitched Mat

Putting the card together:

  • Wrap a piece of Pretty Peacock Ribbon (NEW) around the checked Cajun Craze mat
  • Adhere this mat to the front of the card with snail
  • Mount your art piece onto the left side of the card with  dimensionals

Finishing touches:

  • Add a Pretty Peacock bow to the right side of the art piece on the pitchers handle
  • Color in some small Rhinestone with a Cajun Craze Dark Blender Pen
  • Add the Rhinestones along with some small pearls to the floral bouquet and you are done

The Inside:

  • The sentiment is added using the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobias:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! Gather Together

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Gather Together:

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Regal 6×6 DSP in Old Olive Check 4 x 5-1/4

Art piece: Whisper White 3-1/2 x 4-3/4

The details:

The art piece:

  • Stamp the background leaves as follows
  • Large fern leaves: from the Tropical Chic stamp set in stamped off Old Olive
  • Dark leaves: from the Rooted In Nature stamp set in Mossy Meadow
  • Splatter background: from the Waterfront stamp set in Soft Suede
  • After all background design is stamped run the art piece through the Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder

More details:

The cut outs:

  • Stamp the tree ring image from the Rooted In Nature stamps set in Soft Suede Ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Fussy cut the tree ring image out with your paper snips
  • Stamp the large leaf image from the Gather Together stamp set with Black Tuxeto Momento Ink onto Whisper White card stock
  • Using Pumkin Pie, Old Olive and Crushed Curry, take your sponge daubers and blend the three colors over the leaf image in blocks of color
  • Die cut the large leaf out with the Gathered Leaves Dies
  • Using the two small leaf dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies, die cut two leaves in Old Olive card stock
  • Take a sponge dauber and Mossy Meadow ink and shade the edges of the leaves
  • Stamp your sentiment

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere your art piece to the Old Olive checked DSP
  • Adhere this stacked panel to the front of the card
  • Adhere your tree ring image to the front bottom right side of the art piece with dimensionals
  • Adhere your sentiment with glue dots
  • Loop some Linen Thread to the left hand side of the tree ring with a glue dot
  • Adhere your large leaf with glue dots on top of the looped linen thread
  • Adhere the two die cut leave  to the large leaf with glue dots

Finishing touches:

  • Color in some Rhinestones with your n Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blend and add to the front of the card
  • Adhere a double Linen Thread bow to the stem of the cluster of leaves
  • Add your sentiment to the inside of the card using the Gather Together Stamp set and you are done

Card Inspiration:

Here is the card I did for the Thursday hop that inspired my “Alternate Monday” design.  You can see it here:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today for our hop we have a sketch challenge.  I really took a few liberties on this sketch but if you look closely you will see the inspiration.  I inked up the new Gather Together stamp set today and love all the images.  Because fall is my favorite season, working with pumpkins and leaves just makes me happy.  It is going to be 97 degrees today so fall may still be a few weeks off but hey, we can still make fall cards.

The sketch:

Stampin’ Up! Gather Together:

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Regal 6×6 DSP in Pumpkin Pie Check 4 x 5-1/4

Art piece: Whisper White 3-1/2 x 4-3/4

The details:

The art piece:

  • Stamp the background leaves as follows
  • Large fern leaves: from the Tropical Chic stamp set in stamped off Old Olive
  • Dark leaves: from the Rooted In Nature stamp set in Mossy Meadow
  • Splatter background: from the Waterfront stamp set in Soft Suede
  • After all background design is stamped run the art piece through the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder

More details:

The cut outs:

  • Stamp the tree ring image from the Rooted In Nature stamps set in Soft Suede Ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Fussy cut the tree ring image out with your paper snips
  • Stamp the other leave image with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Inks using the stamp from the Painted Harvest stamp set and them punch the images with the coordinating Leave Punch
  • Stamp the pumpkin images using the Gather Together Stamp set
  • Color them in with your Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends
  • Die cut the Pumpkins with the Gathered Leaves Die

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere your art piece to the Pumpkin Pie checked DsP
  • Adhere this stacked panel to the front of the card
  • Adhere your tree ring image to the front bottom right side of the art piece with dimensionals
  • Loop some Linen Thread to the left hand side of the tree ring with a glue dot
  • Adhere your large pumpkin with glue dots on top of the looped linen thread
  • Adhere the small pumpkins to the right side of the large pumpkin with dimensionals
  • Adhere the punched out leaves under the linen thread and pumpkins

Finishing touches:

  • Color in some Rhinestones with your n Dark Cajun Craze Stampin Blend and add to the front of the card
  • Add a few Clear epoxy drops next to some of the colored rhinestones.
  • Add your sentiment to the inside of the card using the Gather Together Stamp set and you are done

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobias:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today we have a color challenge using Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Soft Suede.  When I am deciding which product to use I start with  matching up the color challenges with our Designer Series Paper as inspiration.   When I saw this combo of colors, the choice was made in seconds, Sailing Away and the Come Sail Away Suite.  This is one of my favorite bundles in the annual catalog.  Enjoy and have fun looking at the cards from our hop!

The color challenge:

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home:

The recipe:

Card base Night of Navy 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4

DSP panel: Come Sail Away DSP 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Banners: Come Sail Away DSP 1-1/2 x 5 and 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 punched with the Banner Triple Punch

The details:

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink onto Whisper White card stock
  • Die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Stamp the anchor with Soft Suede Ink onto a piece of Soft Suede card stock
  • Die cut the anchor with  the Smooth Sailing Die
  • Die cut the steering wheel using the Smooth Sailing Die and a piece of Night of Navy card stock

More details:

putting the card together:

  • Adhere your DSP panel onto the Whisper White Mat
  • Adhere the two banners onto the card front with snail
  • Wrap a piece of Sahara Sand/Night of Navy Bakers Twine around the panel
  • Attach this panel to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Adhere your sentiment with dimensionals to the front of the card and over the twine
  • Adhere your steering wheel with a glue dot to the left of the sentiment
  • Adhere the anchor with a glue dot on top of the steering wheel

Final touches:

  • Attach a Sahara Sand/Night of Navy bow to the center of the wheel and anchor
  • Add on Silver Metallic Pearl to the right of the sentiment

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobias:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow:

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 embossed with the Pinewood Planks EF

Small mat: Rich Razzleberry 4-1/8 c 3-3/8

Panel: 6×6  Brights DSP in Bermuda Bay  4 x 3-1/4

Sentiment: Whisper White (Stitched Nested Labels)

The details:

the floral:

  • Stamp your floral image  from the Bloom and Grow stamp set onto Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Color in your flowers and leaves with you Stampin Blends  as follows
  • Large flowers:Rich Razzleberry Stampin Blends
  • Circle cluster flowers: Bermuda Bay Stampin Blends
  • Leaves: Mossy Meadow Stampin Blends
  • After you color in your image, die cut the image out using the Budding Blooms Dies
  • Stamp your sentiment on the  Whisper White  Nested Stitched Shaped Die
  • Adhere your floral image to the sentiment with glue dots

Putting the card together:

  • Wrap a piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine around your Whisper White embossed panel
  • Adhere this to the front of the card
  • Adhere your Bermuda Bay DSP to the Rich Razzleberry mat
  • Attach the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Attach your floral piece with sentiment to the front of the card with dimensionals

Finishing touches:

  • Adhere a double Whisper White Bakers Twine bow to the art piece
  • Attach some pearls and  rhinestones (color them with your Bermuda Bay Stampin Blend) to the card and you are done

Card inspiration:

Here is the card from the Thursday Blog that inspired my Alternate Monday card.  You can see it here:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today we have a sketch challenge so I decided to ink up the Bloom and Grow stamp set.  This is the first time this set has seen ink and let me tell you, if you love to color this is the set for you.  It was a joy to play with the Stampin Blends and color this adorable set of flowers for my share today.  Enjoy!

The sketch:

Stampin’ Up! Bloom and Grow:

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 embossed with the Subtle EF

Small mat: Calypso Coral 4-1/8 c 3-3/8

Panel: 6×6 In Color DSP in Pretty Peacock 4 x 3-1/4

Circle: Whisper White (largest Stitched Shape Circle

The details:

the floral:

  • Stamp your floral image  from the Bloom and Grow stamp set onto Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Color in your flowers and leaves with you Stampin Blends and Stampin Write Markers as follows
  • Large flowers: Calypso Coral Stampin Blends
  • Small daisy: Pool Party Stampin Blends
  • Circle cluster flowers: Stampin Write Marker in Pretty Peacock
  • Tiny Tulips: Dark Pool Party Stampin Blend
  • Leaves: Old Olive Stampin Blends
  • After you color in your image, die cut the image out using the Budding Blooms Dies
  • Stamp your sentiment on the upper top portion of the Whisper White Stitched Shaped Die
  • Adhere your floral image to the circle with glue dots

Putting the card together:

  • Wrap a piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock ribbon around your Whisper White embossed panel
  • Adhere this to the front of the card
  • Adhere your Pretty Peacock DSP to the Calypso Coral mat
  • Attach the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Attach your floral piece with circle to the front of the card with dimensionals

Finishing touches:

  • Adhere a Old Olive/ Pretty Peacock ribbon bow to the art piece
  • Attach some pearls and Noble Peacock rhinestones to the card and you are done

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobias:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card:

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Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose:

 

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11. scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Pressed Petals Wood Grain DSP 4 x 5-1/4

Panel: Soft Suede 4 x 1-3/4 Embossed with the Basket weave EF

Trim: Whisper White Cut with the Magnolia Memory Die

Square: Whisper White cut with your Stitched Shaped Dies (second largest)

Square mat: Soft Suede cut with your Layering Square Dies

The details:

  • Stamp your rose from the “To A Wild Rose” stamp set onto Whisper White card stock With Pineapple Punch and Crushed Curry Ink.  This is the order in which I stamped mine,
  • Stamp the outline rose with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Stamp the solid image with Pineapple Punch Ink
  • Stamp the partial image with Crushed Curry Ink
  • Die cut your floral image out with the Wild Rose Dies
  • Stamp out your 3 leaves  in the same manner as the rose using Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green Ink
  • Die cut your leaves with the Wild Rose Dies
  • Die Cut the Trim using the die from Magnolia Memory Die set

The Sentiment:

  • Color in your sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthday  using the ink to rubber technique.  (Color in the sentiment with your Black and Crushed Curry Stampin Markers)
  • Mount the sentiment onto the Soft Suede Scallop mat

Putting the card together:

  • Mount the Pressed Petal wood grain DSP  onto the card front
  • Attach the Whisper White trim piece with snail
  • Attach the embossed Soft Suede panel on top of the trim piece
  • Mount your flower with dimensionals to the left side of the card and on top of the Soft Suede embossed panel
  • Attach your sentiment square to the right side of the rose, slightly tucked under some of the petals
  • Attach your leave with glue dots
  • To finish the card:
  • Attach a Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam Binding Bow
  • Attach a Gold Designer Elements  to the rose and one on the sentiment piece
  • Add a few rhinestones and you are done

Card inspiration:

Here is the card from the Thursday Blog hop.  You can see the card here:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

My Customer loyalty program & my way of saying THANK YOU for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
  • Current Butterfly Club members also receive all Stampin’ Up! catalogs for free!
  • Butterflies are calculated per order and cannot be combined with other orders made within the same month.

These are the products I used to make my card: