Thursday, August 11, 2011

Simply Stampin' Up! - Edition 9

Thanks for stopping by today for this week's edition of Simply Stampin' Up!. I have got what I think is a great project to show you today, but first, for those of you looking for an update on my home improvement drama I'll just say that I'm NOT happy with Ikea today.
Mark finally was able to get the cabinets up on the wall and opened the boxes for the doors - and they gave us the WRONG doors! Sigh...
All was not lost, we were able to empty all the storage boxes that held all my "laundry" stuff into the open cabinets and Mark hung up the ironing board - so none of that is still sitting in my dining room. Heck, we even did two loads of laundry last night! Never thought I'd be happy about that! LOL!
I've been taking photos along the way, so once we get the right doors, I'll share the project from start to finish.

But for now, take a look at the card I have for you today:

I love this color combination and I love that I got to use some more new goodies on the card!

Here's my card next to the magazine project, you can see I made a few changes:

So, you ready to put it all together? Great, let's get started!

Layer 1 - Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 5" x 11". Fold in half to make the card base. Sponge edges with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

Layer 2 - Cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock at 4 1/2" x 5". Sponge edges with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

Layer 3 - Cut a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock at 3 7/8" x 4 1/2". Run it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder. Rub Crumb Cake Classic Ink lightly over the surface and edges.

**TD Tip - when you run the cardstock through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Folder, depending on the tightness of your machine, the cardstock may shrink up about 1/8" of an inch. This folder leaves very deep impressions and I always use my platform with both Tabs flipped back. Since you know ahead of time that the shrinkage will occur, you can compensate when cutting the cardstock piece and add an extra 1/8" to the length. If it doesn't shrink up as much, then simply trim off the excess.

Next run a strip of SNAIL adhesive to the back of the left side of the Baja Breeze layer. Adhere a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim.

Layer 4 - Cut a piece of Whisper White at 2 3/4" x 4 3/8". Use sponge to add Crumb Cake Classic Ink distressing to the edges and surface of the cardstock.
Stamp the dress form image from the Established Elegance Stamp Set in Poppy Parade Classic Ink.
Stamp the smallest doily image from the Delicate Doilies Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Classic Ink.
Cut a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock at 4 3/8" x 1". Use the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the right edge, then adhere to the back side of the Whisper White cardstock layer with SNAIL.

Embellishments: I used a Crumb Cake button from the Neutrals Collection and threaded it with a tiny strip of Poppy Parade cardstock. I cut this using my Tabletop Paper Cutter - very easy to cut a piece this thin with that cutter. It's attached with Mini Glue Dots.
The other 'button' is actually a button stamp from the Button, Button Stamp Set. I stamped it in Island Indigo Classic Ink to mimic the magazine photo. It's trimmed out with my Paper Snips and I punched two small holes in the center, threading it with more Poppy Parade. It's attached with a Stampin' Dimensional.
The last little piece here is actually one of the Vanilla Rosettes that retired with the Occasions Mini Catalog. I don't typically use retired products for my blog, but it was just perfect here! I attached it with Mini Glue Dots.

The Crumb Cake medallion was cut with my Big Shot and the new Perfect Pennants Die then sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. It's popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
I then stamped a larger doily from Delicate Doilies in Poppy Parade Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock. It's also sponged with Crumb Cake.
The greeting is from the New Occasions Alphabet, stamped in Poppy Parade Ink on Whisper White cardstock. I punched it out with my Large Oval Punch and sponged it with Crumb Cake. It's then popped up on more Stampin' Dimensionals and that my friends, finishes the card! Whew!

I know this one is a lot of steps and a lot of pieces, but I had so much fun putting this one together using all Stampin' Up! products. I really believe there's not much you can't do with what Stampin' Up! offers us and the quality can't be beat. Plus you have me to teach you how to use your supplies! I'm so glad you visit me here!

Here's a few of the supplies I used to put this one all together:
#123598 - Occasions Alphabet - $31.95 Clear-Mount
#120175 - Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder - $7.95
#123126 - Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die - $32.95
#118481 - Victoria Crochet Trim - $6.95 (5 yards)
#122532 - Established Elegance Stamp Set - $19.95 Clear-Mount

All of these products, plus everything else I used to complete this project can be ordered anytime, 24/7 from my Online Store.

So, let me know what you think of this week's re-creation of a magazine project. I have such a fun time doing this - I hope you enjoy seeing what can be done with Stampin' Up!
Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Your creation is FAR better than the original!

  2. OMG!!! I love this card!! Way better then the original one!!

  3. Beautiful as always! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  4. WOW, beautiful card, I'm with the other girls, I love your's, the colors are fabu.

  5. Robin, I love this card! Great job!


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