Thursday, June 23, 2011

Simply Stampin' Up! - Edition 2

Welcome to Thursday stampers and another edition of Simply Stampin' Up!.

Since the response I got last week to this new blog feature was enthusiastic, I guess I'll keep doing it! Remember, each week I'll be taking a project from a crafting magazine or publication that's caught my eye and re-create it using ALL SU! products.

Here's this week's creation:

Very cool, very retro, VERY outside my stamping box! But, that's what stamping should be - stretching your skills and renewing your creativity.

Here's my card next to the magazine photo:

None of the products used on the magazine card were Stampin' Up!, but I knew this card would be a fun way to showcase some of our great supplies! It's obviously a One-Layer card, so it's pretty simple to build. Let's get started!

Layer 1: Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded in half to make my card base. I used my Corner Rounder Punch on all four corners to mimic the card in the magazine.

The stamping on the card base was done with the Extreme Elements Stamp Set. I took the dotted image and inked it up with Black Staz-On, stamping it 3 times across the card base. I did vary the positioning a bit so it looks random.

Embellishments: I started by choosing my colors to be as close as possible to the photo. Regal Rose and Melon Mambo proved to be the best match.
The two large punched circles came from the 1 3/4" Circle Punch - one in Regal Rose, one in Basic Black.
The two smaller punched circles are in Whisper White. One is done with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and the other with the 1" Circle Punch.
All the circles are adhered to the card front with Tombow Multi-Adhesive.

Next, I tried to find a greeting that would be nice and bold like the one in the photo. I settled on the "Thanks a Million" from the Word Play Stamp Set.
I inked the 'Million' with a Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker and stamped it on a scrap piece of Whisper White. It was closely trimmed out with my Paper Snips.
**TD Tip - Stampin' Up!'s Paper Snips are my FAVORITE tool for precision cutting. I love that the fine tip gets in very tiny areas and enables you to cut out intricate images with ease. I know that sounds like a commercial, but over the years, I've tried other scissors with disappointing results. You'll never be disappointed with the Paper Snips and I think every stamper should have a pair in their stampin' tool box.**

I popped up the 'Million' on Stampin' Dimensionals and added it to the card front.

For the 'Thanks a' part of the greeting, I inked it up with Black Staz-On and again, stamped it on a scrap piece of Whisper White. Then I simply trimmed it out at an angled design, freehand. To get the black edge, I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and ran the brush tip around the outside edge. Easy!
This part of the greeting was adhered with more Tombow.

The star came next. For this, i used the argyle stamp from the Grunge Rock Stamp Set and inked it in Melon Mambo Classic Ink. I stamped it on another scrap of Whisper White and used my Big Shot and the Stars #2 Die to cut it out. It's the 2nd largest star on the die.
Once it was cut out, I ran the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker around the edge to add a pink border. It was popped up on another Stampin' Dimensional and added to the card front.

Last came the buttons. All three Basic Black Buttons came from the Neutrals Collection. I added Whisper White Bakers Twine to the centers and trimmed off the ends. All of the buttons were adhered using Mini Glue Dots and that's it - another finished card!

I deliberately chose this card from the magazine because it's something that I would NOT have created on my own. But now that I've done mine with Stampin' Up! products - I love how fun and vibrant it is! It really makes me smile, and that's worth a million to me!

If you want to recreate this card on your own, you now have the directions, you just need the supplies. Everything that I used can be found in my ONLINE STORE.
It's open 24/7 so you can shop anytime that's convenient for you. I love being able to do that, don't you?
I've included a handy shopping list for you at the bottom of this post. That makes it even easier!

Happy Stamping!

Supply List:

100730 - Whisper White Cardstock
105130 - Regal Rose Cardstock
121045 - Basic Black Cardstock
101406 - Black Staz-On Ink Pad
100082 - Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
115656 - Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
121074 - Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker
115181 - Extreme Elements Stamp Set
120555 - Grunge Rock Stamp Set (Clear Mount)
120651 - Word Play Stamp Set (Clear Mount)
119871- Corner Rounder Punch
119868 - 1" Circle Punch
119861 - 1 1/4" Circle Punch
119850 - 1 3/4" Circle Punch
119743 - Neutrals Buttons
124262 - Whisper White Bakers Twine
113439 - Big Shot
113461 - Stars #2 Die
104430 - Stampin' Dimensionals
110755 - Tombow Multi-Adhesive
103683 - Mini Glue Dots

Place your order at this link: Robin's Online Store
Click the SHOP NOW button at the top right!


  1. Very impressive! I love that you were able to recreate it so closely using SU products. Very cool idea, too! Now I need a subscription to a magazine. LOL

  2. Ooooh! I am LOVING this new feature! You did a FABULOUS job with this card Robin.

  3. That is SUPER CUTE!! I LOVE it!!

  4. WOW!!! This is totally awesome!! And I am loving your new feature!!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #22 with a link back to your blog on 6-26-11. You know the routine.....wish to decline email me.....

    See ya soon!!!

  5. Gorgeous! It totally doesn't look "outside" your comfort zone! You rocked it!


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