Festive Friday: Coffee Cafe

Do your part for Earth Day! Recycle some paper and make some great cards!

Earth Day is on April 22nd. That’s why we thought we’d pick it as our festivity for the latest Festive Friday Challenge. Of course, you could always just make a design that focuses on the color GREEN to participate, but adding in a little recycled-something would work too!

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge - Earn Fest Points for free stuff! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

The great thing about Festive Friday and/or challenges is that you don’t have to use the elements in a concrete way. Like Earth Day. I highly doubt you’re worried about getting all your Earth Day cards out in the mail on time. BUT, you can use the idea of Earth Day to inspire your designs. That’s why my Coffee Cafe project represents both the idea of Earth day and Green!

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For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0005). Featuring: Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups Framelits, Coffee Break DSP. For more details, click through. #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #friendship #encouragement #handstamped

Last week at the Paper Party during my weekly live broadcast (called Running With Scissors), I shared an easy way to use up scraps. I worked up a whole bunch of different sample panels with 3/4″ strips of DSP adhered to a solid panel of Whisper White. It really is a great way to come up with unique backgrounds, and use up scraps (instead of tossing them)!

The total bonus to this design is that I already had the coffee cup stamped and diecut as a leftover from a previous project!

You can earn the written tutorial for this design for FREE just by playing along with Festive Friday and earning Fest Points! You have to register an account over on that website, but it’s super easy! Then, just play for points! I hope to see you play along with us!

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Perennial Birthday: Easy Masculine

Looking for an all-purpose masculine design? Today’s tutorial is for you! Today’s card was designed for Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Design Team O is up this week with another fun challenge board.

On the CASE: One Big Meaning

About a year ago, Ann and I had this great idea… We thought it would be fun to take you on a journey through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs where we CASE the projects and give you all the details to recreate them.

Festive Friday: Coffee Cafe

Do your part for Earth Day! Recycle some paper and make some great cards!
Earth Day is on April 22nd. That’s why we thought we’d pick it as our festivity for the latest Festive Friday Challenge.

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On the CASE: This Little Piggy

Is your style “quick & easy”, or “relish the process” or both?

I started off my CASE quest this week thinking that the design I chose would be mostly quick & easy because it just had some quick watercoloring. Weeeelllll, I ended up in the “OMG THIS IS TAKING SO LONG!” and “OH CRAP, THAT WAS SO WRONG!” camps, and ended up relishing the process after I stepped back and had lots of fun once I cracked the secrets to today’s CASE. (Don’t forget to check out Ann’s project!)

So, without burying the lede too far here – you will need a non-Stampin’ Up! product for this CASE. It’s clear gesso (affiliate link). And, really, you should have this handy product in your toolbox anyway.

That leads me to the secondary lesson for today’s project:

Always test out ideas on scraps or something other than the final product.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (March 2018 - This Little Piggy - 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, This Little Piggy, Aqua Painters. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #littlepiggy #pig #encouragement #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: This Little Piggy
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″),Smoky Slate Cardstock (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Whisper White Cardstock (3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″)
Inks: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon (or Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon), Basic Black Baker’s Twine
Other: Clear Gesso (non-SU product), Aqua Painter, Stamparatus, Heat Tool (optional), Hard Board for watercoloring (optional)

On the CASE Notes

I thought I would try this layout with the new Stamparatus. Here’s how it worked best for me:

  1. First, align the cardstock into the corner of the Stamparatus, and then align the first piggy so it will end up on the left edge. Stamp.
  2. Move the Stamparatus plate down 2 notches. Move the cardstock over 6 blocks from the right edge, and 2 blocks from the top. After re-inking the piggy, cover the sentiment with a Post-it Note so it doesn’t stamp. (That’s called masking) Stamp!
  3. Move the Stamparatus plate down 2 more notches. Move the cardstock back to the top and over one block on the right. Repeat the masking/stamping process.
  4. Stamp the rest of the sentiment, either with the Stamparatus, or with just a regular acrylic block.
  1. Next, stamp the piggy on a Post-it and cut her out. This creates a mask that will keep the cloud image from going on the pigs.
  2. Apply the mask and stamp the clouds. Move the mask as necessary to keep the piggies nice and clean!
  3. OPTIONAL: Tape the stamped panel to a hardboard. This will help keep the image from warping while watercoloring.
  4. Coat stamped panel in a thin layer of clear gesso. Let dry (should only take a minute or two!). This will allow you to watercolor like crazy on Whisper White cardstock! (Check out this video for more details!)
  1. Watercolor the bottom piggy in Powder Pink.
  2. Watercolor the middle piggy with Powder Pink, then add black spots with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  3. Watercolor in all the hooves with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  4. Watercolor the top piggy in Smoky Slate.
  5. Allow time to dry completely, or use the Heat Tool to speed it up.
  1. Score the Thick Whisper White card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder
  2. Adhere the Smoky Slate panel to the card base.
  3. Adhere the finished watercolored panel to the card base – aligning the right edge so the Smoky Slate shows on the left.
  4. Fold 2″ of Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon, or Shimmer Ribbon. Use a glue dot on the inside to keep the ribbon folded. Attach the ribbon to the card with a glue dot.
  5. Make a small bow from Basic Black Baker’s Twine. Attach to the card with a glue dot.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 – Now that we know the watercoloring was achieved with Whisper White cardstock and a layer of clear gesso, the watercoloring is actually a pretty easy thing. Watercolor on gesso is fairly forgiving. It can be easily blotted up with a paper towel. Even if you go over the lines, just add a bit of extra water and the color will pull right up! It’s a beginner-friendly technique. The hardest part was lining up the piggies with the Stamparatus (a Stamp-a-ma-jig might have been easier!) and using a mask when stamping the clouds.

#SUontheCASE

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing the catalog too! We’re “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest) and if we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

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On the CASE: This Little Piggy

Is your style “quick & easy”, or “relish the process” or both? I started off my CASE quest this week thinking that the design I chose would be mostly quick & easy because it just had some quick watercoloring. Weellll…..

On the CASE: Better Together

Take a break today and crack this CASE along with us! Ann and I are back with two new CASE files! I finally did up a tracking list because I couldn’t remember all the great projects we completed. Can you believe we closed 60 CASEs between the two of us? Wow! That’s a lot of step-by-step inspiration!

On the CASE: Flourishing Phrases

Can you believe that next week is already March? I thought I would On the CASE with a fun, sophisticated floral design to start thinking Spring!

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Festive Friday: Super Duper You

Did you know that March 2nd is Employee Appreciation Day?

At Festive Friday Challenge, we’re down with all  the holidays so don’t be surprised when you see some lesser-known events.

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge - Earn Fest Points for free stuff! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other week!

Don’t underestimate the gratitude your employees will feel when you give them a handmade card (maybe with a Starbucks gift card inside?) So, take some time in the next week to make up a few for the people in your office that really help make things happen! Link up your design over at the challenge and you could be a Festive Friday Fave!

What’s even better is that every entry receives 1 Fest Point. (Festive Friday Faves earn 5 points!) Save up your points and redeem them for project tutorials, Design Team cards and other great prizes! Read more about the Fest Points program here.

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Super Duper

For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0002). Featuring: Super Duper stamp set, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP. For more details, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #encouragement #handstamped

I was so glad to get a fantastic photo of this project. It really does look this stunning in person! The Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP with the metallic orange and kraft just pops off the white background. Paired with some bold colors in the sentiment and dramatic black sequins, this card is a winner!

Better yet, it’s perfect for anyone in your office, or just anyone for that matter! Of course, you could personalize multiples by swapping out different foil patterns. Really, the options are endless!

This project is available over at Festive Friday as a part of the Fest Points program. The tutorial is 5 points. You can even “purchase” the card itself for 10 points!

Of course, you can’t get Fest Points if you don’t register an account, and play along! You don’t need to have a blog. Just post a project on Pinterest, Flikr, or Instagram and link up the pin or image from those sites. If you need help doing that, just drop us a line on the Festive Friday Facebook page – we’d be happy to help you play along!

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Perennial Birthday: Easy Masculine

Looking for an all-purpose masculine design? Today’s tutorial is for you! Today’s card was designed for Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Design Team O is up this week with another fun challenge board.

On the CASE: One Big Meaning

About a year ago, Ann and I had this great idea… We thought it would be fun to take you on a journey through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs where we CASE the projects and give you all the details to recreate them.

Festive Friday: Coffee Cafe

Do your part for Earth Day! Recycle some paper and make some great cards!
Earth Day is on April 22nd. That’s why we thought we’d pick it as our festivity for the latest Festive Friday Challenge.

Get everything you need to make this design!

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VIDEO: How to Wow – Ink Dripping

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe challenge! That means I’ve got another video for you too!!

I am soooo under the weather right now! I very rarely get sick, but it hit me over the weekend and I think I’m at the peak right now. Ugh! But, I did put together my project for this week’s Tic Tac Toe challenge. This week we’re featuring a board that I put together, so, I knew I had to “bring it”. 😉

Play along at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Inspiring you 8-ways each week! Find us @tttchallenge or tictactoechallenge.com. New challenges every Thursday!

I was thinking about the first column – peace, metallic thread, white, but ended up doing white, collage, rhinestones. My design features the Ribbon of Courage bundle, today, in gray and white. Gray ribbons symbolize many causes, including brain cancers. AND, white ribbons symbolize world peace. But, World Peace day was back in September (the 21st)…

For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#TTTC020). Featuring: Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Support Ribbon Framelits, Glossy White Paper, Aqua Painters. For more details and a video to make this design, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #ribbon #braincancer #handstamped

Today’s How To Wow video will show you how easy it is to make the stunning ink dripped background I used on today’s card.

Isn’t that easy? I can’t wait to see what you create with this technique. Here’s some more tips on today’s card.

  • Collage doesn’t have to be a lot of effort. Adding in the piece of clear acetate, the metallic thread and a glittery ribbon “shadow” is enough!
  • Work in threes. When adding small embellishments like rhinestones – odd numbers, especially three, works best!
  • Go – to design. Use a design that you like and just change up the colors to always have the right card on hand!

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Perennial Birthday: Easy Masculine

Looking for an all-purpose masculine design? Today’s tutorial is for you! Today’s card was designed for Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Design Team O is up this week with another fun challenge board.

On the CASE: One Big Meaning

About a year ago, Ann and I had this great idea… We thought it would be fun to take you on a journey through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs where we CASE the projects and give you all the details to recreate them.

Festive Friday: Coffee Cafe

Do your part for Earth Day! Recycle some paper and make some great cards!
Earth Day is on April 22nd. That’s why we thought we’d pick it as our festivity for the latest Festive Friday Challenge.

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On the CASE: Ribbon of Courage

Time to suit up like Sherlock – Ann and I are On the CASE again!

My partner in design details, Ann Schach, and I are on our bi-monthly quest to work through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs to break down gorgeous samples, step-by-step – for you!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so I thought it was the perfect time to tackle the sample on page 97 of the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. It features the Ribbon of Courage bundle, designed by Million Dollar Achiever – Patty Bennett!

I love that we have this stamp set and coordinating framelits in the catalog – it’s about time! I hope that it sticks around for a while as it’s just the right set for any support ribbon cause. There are two different ribbon stamps – one patterned, one not. And, there’s the ribbon die, and even a miniature ribbon die. It will be easy to come up with dozens of different designs, perfect for any occasion to support someone you know!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Ribbon of Courage
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Blushing Bride Cardstock ( 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Fancy Foil Designer Acetate (3 3/4″ x 5″), Whisper White Cardstock (2″ x 3 1/2″), Pink Pirouette Cardstock (2″ x 3 1/2″)
Inks: Versamark, Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker, Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
Accessories: Silver Mini Sequins Trim
Other: Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits, Magnetic Platform (optional), Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

CARD BASE

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Adhere the Blushing Bride cardstock onto the card base.
  3. Apply a few strips of Tear & Tape to the center of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. Affix to the card base. Any Tear & Tape you might see will get covered by the sentiment layer later on.

Embossing & Coloring

  1. Wipe the Pink Pirouette piece with the Stampin’ Buddy. Stamp the ribbon image using Versamark.
  2. Apply Whisper White embossing Powder to the stamped ribbon image. Heat until melted.
  3. Color in parts of the pattern with Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers.
  4. Diecut the ribbon. Using the Magnetic Platform will help ensure the die cuts exactly where you want.

SENTIMENT & ASSEMBLE

  1. Wipe the Whisper White piece with the Stampin’ Buddy. Stamp the sentiment towards the right edge using Versamark.
  2. Apply Silver embossing Powder to the stamped sentiment. Heat until melted.
  3. Add the Mini Sequins Trim to the back with glue dots, as shown.
  4. Affix the sentiment to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Affix the ribbon to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 1.5 out of 5 – I wanted to call this one a 1 out of 5, but I just couldn’t because of the embossing, and I guess the coloring takes some time. But, really, take out the coloring, and this is a quick class card. Change the embossing to stamping, and it’s even easier! For once, I picked a deceivingly easy card!

#SUontheCASE

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing the catalog too! We’re “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest) and if we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

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Perennial Birthday: Easy Masculine

Looking for an all-purpose masculine design? Today’s tutorial is for you! Today’s card was designed for Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Design Team O is up this week with another fun challenge board.

On the CASE: One Big Meaning

About a year ago, Ann and I had this great idea… We thought it would be fun to take you on a journey through current Stampin’ Up! catalogs where we CASE the projects and give you all the details to recreate them.

Festive Friday: Coffee Cafe

Do your part for Earth Day! Recycle some paper and make some great cards!
Earth Day is on April 22nd. That’s why we thought we’d pick it as our festivity for the latest Festive Friday Challenge.

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