Festive Friday: Ribbon of Courage

Sweetest Day? Never heard of it!!

According to Hallmark.com:

Sweetest Day is an original American holiday not based on any group’s religious tradition. It’s simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it.

Legend has it that Sweetest Day was established around 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten. Kingston and others distributed candy and small gifts to orphans, people confined to their homes and others to show them that someone cared.

We’re all ready to show some love over at Festive Friday because Sweetest Day is on October 20th this year. That means we’re looking for love and happiness themes in your designs this week. Alternately, you can just add in some stripes and call it done!

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Looking for ideas – here’s a few:

  • Pull out some leftovers from your previous Valentine’s Day supplies. Hearts are perfect for the theme!
  • Think outside the box and express “you matter” or “I appreciate what you did…”
  • Make some treat holders that would be perfect to give out during your day so people know you appreciate them!
  • Go for the “or” option and focus on a design with a fun striped pattern!

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For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0018). Featuring: Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Support Ribbon Framelits, Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends, WInk of Stella #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #pinkribbon #cancer #breastcancer #cancersucks #handstamped

Of course, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I thought I would combine the idea of Love with Cancer awareness and Stripes! I made my own striped background with Stampin’ Blends – it’s super easy to do!

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On the CASE: Country Home

Do you have the #1 on-trend stamp set from the Holiday Catalog? If you have the Country Home photopolymer set, you sure do! I’m really excited to share the coloring technique for today’s On the CASE.

Festive Friday: Ribbon of Courage

Sweetest Day? Never heard of it!! According to Hallmark.com, “Sweetest Day is an original American holiday not based on any group’s religious tradition. It’s simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it.”

On the CASE: Wishing You Well

Looking for simple & easy for the holidays and beyond? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove into a stamp set who’s samples caught my eye on my first flip through the Holiday Catalog. Did you know that the Holiday Catalog has more than just holiday-themed stamps? It’s true…

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On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season?

Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons! True, we don’t have the coordinating Color Theory products anymore, but that doesn’t leave this set crippled! In fact, I think it sets it free, allowing the maker to explore all sorts of fun color combinations and techniques!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (August 2018 -Colorful Seasons - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Colorful Seasons stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #happy #life #handstamped #cherryblossom

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On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder. Adhere Crumb Cake layer. Set aside
  2. Apply a watercolor wash to the watercolor paper panel using Balmy Blue ink and an Aquapainter. Set aside to dry.
  3. Add two turns of linen thread to the Soft Suede cs. Add a third piece and tie a bow.
  4. Adhere the finished Soft Suede element to the card base.
  1. Stamp the flowers (Flirty Flamingo) and stamens (Soft Suede) on a scrap of whisper white. *TIP: Each flower and stamen stamp has an “arrow” to indicate how they match up. Always stamp the arrows in the same direction. To see them more easily, add a dot of color with a Sharpie marker (see picture).
  2. Diecut the flowers. *TIP: Mark the dies with a dot to match up with the “arrows” from the stamps. Then you won’t have to guess if your dies are going the right way! (see picture).
  3. Stamp the branches (Soft Suede) and flowers (Flirty Flamingo) on the watercolor panel. *TIP: A Stamparatus is key here! You can re-stamp as many times as you need to get a clear, rich image. That can be difficult to do on Watercolor Paper, so it might take 3-4 re-stamps. Make sure your stamp pad is juicy!
  1. Stamp the sentiment on vellum. Allow drying time. *TIP: Use a heat tool on the low setting to speed up drying, otherwise it could take a while!
  2. Trim sentiment to the proper height (2″). Rip off the right edge to create the torn look. Adhere to the watercolor panel. Trim the excess from the left edge. *TIP: Use Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive on the left and right of the sentiment. Once adhered, rub over the adhesive with your fingertips to help blend in the adhesive. Once dry it will be invisible!
  3. Adhere the watercolor panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Adhere the diecut flowers using Mini Glue Dots.
  5. Adhere three Artisan Pearls.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – Though stunning, this card is not HARD! The key word is patience! Take time with the watercolor wash. Take time to stamp on the watercolor paper. Take time to stamp on the vellum and let it all dry! This card could seriously be a swap card where making multiples is easy breezy. Give it a try!

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On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

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On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

On the CASE: Eastern Beauty

It’s time to explore another CASE file! So put on your super sleuth hats!
I thought I’d pull out a huge favorite from last year’s catalog to show you how this year’s new colors really take the set to a new level.

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On the CASE: Eastern Beauty

It’s time to explore another CASE file! So put on your super sleuth hats!

I thought I’d pull out a huge favorite from last year’s catalog to show you how this year’s new colors really take the set to a new level. If you weren’t crazy about all of the Regal tones of last year’s Eastern Beauty, look again at this year’s catalog samples (pg. 139 in the Annual catalog) because fresh fun colors breathe new life into this set!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (August 2018 -Eastern Beauty - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #beautifullife #life #handstamped #eastern

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Eastern Beauty
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Coastal Cabana Cardstock (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and 4 1/4″ x 4 3/4″), Sparkle Glimmer Paper (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″), scraps of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Poppy Parade Cardstock, Granny Apple Green Cardstock & Whisper White Cardstock
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Clear Faceted Gems
Other: Big Shot, Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies, Paper Snips, Classic Label Punch

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide – click on the images to enlarge)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Stamp edge of Coastal Cabana base layer with the spray pattern. Adhere to card base.
  3. Diecut the eastern medallion on the smaller Coastal Cabana layer. Stamp the patterns as shown.
  4. Stamp the spray pattern in Pumpkin Pie on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Stamp the star image too. Diecut both.
  5. Snip out the large flower.
  6. Repeat the stamp, diecut, snip process with Poppy Parade ink on Poppy Parade cardstock.
  1. Stamp and diecut the flower line image on Granny Apple Green using Granny Apple Green ink. Diecut.
  2. Assemble the flower pieces, offsetting the bottom layer. Add a faceted gem in the middle.
  3. Snip out two of the green flower petals to make leaves. Adhere to flower.
  4. Add Metallic thread loops to the flower.
  5. Straighten out the sentiment on an acrylic block. Stamp in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White.
  6. Punch out the sentiment with the Classic Label Punch.
  7. Adhere the Glimmer Paper to the card base – leaving about 3/4″ on the left.
  8. Adhere the finished flower element to the diecut Coastal Cabana layer. Add the sentiment.
  9. Adhere the finished Coastal Cabana layer to the base layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – The individual stamping around the medallion takes an extra minute, as does the stamp texture on the flowers. Looking for a shortcut? Skip the stamping on the flowers. Don’t skip the medallion as it would look pretty plain otherwise. Other than that, this card is a breeze to put together! It would be fun to make a series of this design using different colors, so, give it a try!

#SUontheCASE

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On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE! Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

On the CASE: Eastern Beauty

It’s time to explore another CASE file! So put on your super sleuth hats!
I thought I’d pull out a huge favorite from last year’s catalog to show you how this year’s new colors really take the set to a new level.

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Festive Friday: Dragonfly of Courage

It’s here – the Dog Days of Summer!

Summer is continuing on hot and heavy over at  Festive Friday where we’re celebrating National Dog Day (August 26th)! So, pull out your favorite pooch inspired stamp sets and get to creating!

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Looking for ideas – here’s a few:

  • Of course, stamp sets with dogs are a no brainer!
  • Pull together some punch art inspired by dogs or another animal you love!
  • Going for the “and” option? Just add in some bling! Any color rhinestones will do!
  • Doggonnit, no doggy stuff? Focus on the diamonds and bling up some cardstock for the win!

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For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0014). Featuring: Animal Friends and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #dragonfly #white #courage #handstamped

My stamp collection is totally sans-pups so I knew I’d be focusing on rhinestones. I did want to bring in an animal element, and happened to have that dragonfly sitting in my scraps pile #useyourscraps! Of course, rhinestones don’t have to be all silver and diamond looking – just color some in with a Sharpie or your Stampin’ Blends and you can have any color under the rainbow!

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On the CASE: Country Home

Do you have the #1 on-trend stamp set from the Holiday Catalog? If you have the Country Home photopolymer set, you sure do! I’m really excited to share the coloring technique for today’s On the CASE.

Festive Friday: Ribbon of Courage

Sweetest Day? Never heard of it!! According to Hallmark.com, “Sweetest Day is an original American holiday not based on any group’s religious tradition. It’s simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it.”

On the CASE: Wishing You Well

Looking for simple & easy for the holidays and beyond? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove into a stamp set who’s samples caught my eye on my first flip through the Holiday Catalog. Did you know that the Holiday Catalog has more than just holiday-themed stamps? It’s true…

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On the CASE: Lift Me Up

Welcome to this week’s On the CASE with Ann & Nicole!

We’ve reached the end of the Stampin’ Up! year, which means we’re closing the books on the 2017-18 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Though we made it through lots and lots of projects, there’s still many left unsolved. So, don’t be afraid to keep your catalog as a source of inspiration for years to come!

This week, I chose to focus on a stamp and die set that will carry over into the 2018-19 catalog; Lift Me Up and the Up & Away Thinlits. This fun set first caught my eye in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and it’s been popular enough to make it into not one, but now two Annual Catalogs.

The dies are fun, and versatile, and the sentiments are uplifiting, with fabulous fonts. I took the sample on page 58 and changed it from a piece of home decor to a card!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (May 2018 -Lift Me Up - 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Lift Me Up stamp set, Up & Away Thinlits. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #congrats #encouragement #hotairballoon #handstamped

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Stamps: Lift Me Up
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Birthday Memories DSP (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Whisper White Cardstock (3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″), Sahara Sand Cardstock ( 3 pcs, each 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Daffodil Delight Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Melon Mambo Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Pool Party Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″), Whisper White Cardstock (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″)
Inks: Sahara Sand Classic Ink
Accessories: None
Other: Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Up & Away Thinlits, Stamparatus

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Diecut three balloon shapes from Sahara Sand cardstock. Use the Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the little pieces.
  3. Diecut clouds from Whisper White cardstock. You will need a total of 6 clouds.
  4. Diecut balloon color pieces – three of each as shown using Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party cardstock.

 

  1. Adhere the colored pieces to the back of each balloon as shown.
  2. Set up Stamparatus to stamp sentiment on Whisper White panel. Use a finished balloon to gauge where the sentiment should go. Mask off the “congratulations” portion of the stamp so just “You Soar Above the Rest” is stamped in Sahara Sand ink.
  3. Adhere the finished sentiment panel to the DSP panel. Adhere finished panel to the card base.
  1. Gently fold each balloon in half up the center.
  2. Adhere the three balloons together to make one, dimensional balloon.
  3. Adhere the finished balloon to the card.
  4. Add clouds to card.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – Making the 3-D balloon was the hardest part! You can make it easier by just using one balloon. For a card, that’s a totally acceptable shortcut! With graduation party season in full swing, this card would be a great accompaniment to any gift!

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On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE! Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season? Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons!

On the CASE: Eastern Beauty

It’s time to explore another CASE file! So put on your super sleuth hats!
I thought I’d pull out a huge favorite from last year’s catalog to show you how this year’s new colors really take the set to a new level.

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