Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Forever & Always - Love

 I've been having fun this week playing the Forever & Always bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper.  This is the card I made on Facebook Live tonight. The flowers were cut out of the Designer Series Paper. I colored them with the new Blending Brushes which I love!  The Love words are die cut out of the Love You Always Foil in Blushing Bride. The foil comes in Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand.

Basic Black - 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
Rococo Rose - 4 x 5 1/4
White - 4 x 5 1/4 (for the inside)
Scraps of Blushing Bride Foil for Love die cuts
You can find the YouTube video HERE

Here are a couple other cards I made with this fabulous set.

I colored these flowers on the Designer Series Paper with my Rococo Rose & Old Olive blends. The shiny paper in the background is the Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper. It also comes in Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.

We made this card in class Monday night. I used the Blushing Bride foil for Always and the gorgeous Blushing Bride metallic ribbon.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Gilded Art Gallery

 What a gorgeous suite this is - so many sparkly, beautiful pieces to it. Tonight I used the Gilded Leafing and the Fine Art ribbon to add shimmer to my card.  Here's what I made on Facebook Live tonight.

Poppy Parade card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper - 4 x 5 1/4
Scrap of White - die cut with stitched oval - 2nd smallest
Scrap of Merry Merlot - die cut with Layering Ovals
Fine Art ribbon - 16"

You can find the video demonstration of this card HERE

Here are a couple of swap cards using this gorgeous stamp set:
Kay made this card. I love how she stamped right on the Designer Series Paper!

Paula created this card. I just love the layout of this one!

I hope you enjoy this set as much as I have. You can find more ideas on my Facebook page - Creating with Cindy

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Forever and Always sponged

 My friend Kay has a technique class each month and we made this gorgeous card last weekend.  I love the sponging we did!


Sahara Sand card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4
White cardstock - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4 after sponging)
Sahara Sand - 1 1/2 x 4 1/4

You can find the video demonstration HERE

Here's a closeup of the card. Maybe you can see a little bit of the Wink of Stella on it.

This card was made with the Forever and Always stamp set.  There is also a die set that goes with it - so beautiful!

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Group Blog Hop: Corner Bouquet Sympathy Card


It's my favorite time of the Stampin' Up year - Sale-a-bration!  That means we get to earn free products! I've recently joined the Creative Stampers group and this month we are all focusing on Sale-a-bration items.  I decided to play with the Corner Bouquet and Heal Your Heart stamp sets. I also had to try out the new Blending Brushes - they are fabulous!


Calypso Coral cardstock - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4
Basic Black cardstock - 3 3/4 x 4 5/8 - die cut with Ornate Borders die
White cardstock - 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

I sponged Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry inks on the white cardstock. Start with Daffodil Delight at the top, then Calypso Coral and finally Rich Razzleberry. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the bouquet and sentiment in Memento Black.  That way I could stamp several times and get a nice dark image.  I added a few Gilded Gems for the finishing touch.

Check out my Facebook Live tonight at 7:30 and I'll demonstrate how to use the Blending Brushes to make a background like this. You can me on my creatingwithcindy Facebook page.

Want to see more Sale-a-bration projects? Here's a sneak peek of my project in the Creative Stampers Tutorial. You can get this tutorial by placing an order with me, purchasing it for $22 or for free by being a part of my team.

Check out the other blogs in this hop below:

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Trimming the Town Pizza Box

 Tonight I decorated a pizza box using the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper. This suite is so much fun and I'm so sorry to see it go!

Dimensions: blue Designer Series Paper - 3 1/2 x 2 7/8
                     green Designer Series Paper - 1 1/4 x 5 1/2

You can find the video HERE

Here are pictures of the other gift card holders I showed on the video:

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Snowflake Wishes shimmer card

 I finally had a chance to play with the Snowflake Wishes bundle.  What a gorgeous set!  And the embellishments that go with it are fabulous!

This is the card I made on Facebook Live tonight:

Thick Whisper White card base - 4 1/4 x 11 - scored at 5 1/2
Night of Navy cardstock - 4 x 5 1/4
Snowflake Splendor DSP - 2 x 5 1/4
Shimmery White cardstock - 3 x 4
Snowflake Splendor ribbon - 16"

You can find the video for this card HERE

And the supplies HERE

And here are a few other cards I made using this fun suite:

All of these have a polished stone background. You can watch my Facebook Live from 12/2/20 to see how to make this background. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Poinsettia Petals and Polished Stone Technique

 I learned this technique at a class I took from my friend Kay.  It is such an easy technique but looks absolutely gorgeous!  The card we made in class was in Blushing Bride.  But I decided I wanted to try a white version of it.  Here's what I came up with:

The shimmer in this card doesn't show up in the photograph very well.  If you watch the YouTube video on it, you can see it better.

Here are the dimensions for the card:
Thick Whisper White - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4
Silver Foil - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Shimmery White - 5 1/4 x 4 and scraps of Shimmery White for poinsettia
Shimmery White - 3/4 x 5 1/4
Scrap of Soft Sea Foam

You can find the video HERE

This is the original Blushing Bride version:

This is another card we made in the class with Kay. It uses the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. We just colored the back of it with blends - quick and easy!

This is one of the cards that we'll make in class tomorrow night. I wanted to try a slimline card after seeing so many of them.  This poinsettia is a more traditional Real Red and of course more Wink of Stella!