Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Approaching Perfection

 This is the last week of Sale-a-bration!   I wanted to share a few cards using the Approaching Perfection stamp set.  You can get this set free with a $50 purchase - but only through the end of February.  The paper I'm using is from one of the five sets of paper you get free if you join Stampin' Up.  That offer is also only good until the end of February.  

Here's the Just Jade card I made on Facebook Live tonight:


Thick White card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2; scored at 4 1/4

Designer Series Paper - 4 x 5 1/4; 4 x 3/4

White - 2 1/4 x 2 1/4

Just Jade - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2

Use the leftover piece of Designer Series Paper to punch out the balloons

You can find the YouTube demonstration HERE

And here is the Misty Moonlight version:

And a couple more cards using this fun stamp set:

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hey Birthday Chick

 This week I was supposed to be playing with chickens.  But my craft room is in the basement and we are in the middle of extremely cold temperatures and a bunch of snow!  But I was able to spend some time here tonight to show you a cute Hey Birthday Chick card on Facebook Live.  This is the card I made tonight.

Mango Melody card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
White - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
Soft Suede  - 5 x 3 3/4
Strip of Daffodil Delight - 1/4 x 5
Scraps of Vellum, White and Mango Melody

You can find my video demonstration HERE

And here's one more card made by my friend Patience:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Gilded Hearts & Kisses

 I've been having fun playing with the Gilded Leafing. I learned an important tip in a class my friend Kay had - sponge dauber!  I wanted to see if I could use Glue Dots with the Gilded Leafing - it worked! I had to do one more Valentine/Love project before the weekend.  Here's what I made tonight.

Blushing Bride card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2; scored at 4 1/4
Blushing Bride - 4 x 5 1/4
Scraps of Basic White:
  • Oval cut with Layering Ovals - 2 1/2" side
  • Frame cut with largest Stitched So Sweetly 
  • Strip - 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 for lips
You can watch the video demonstration HERE

Here are a couple other cards using the fun Hearts & Kisses bundle

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Sweet Strawberry treat holder

 Tonight on Facebook Live I made a quick and easy treat holder using the Sweet Strawberry bundle. I also used the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. This paper along with the Berry Blessings coordinating stamp set are free with a $100 purchase through the end of February.

Here are the dimensions for this cute treat holder:
Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper - 2 x 7 1/2; scored at 3 1/2 and 4
Scrap of Poppy Parade to stamp and punch 3 strawberries
Scrap of Garden Green
1/2 of a square doily
7" of ribbon

You can find the video HERE

And here are a couple of cards using this fun bundle.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Touch of Ink Butterfly

 If you know me, you know I LOVE butterflies.  So when I saw the A Touch of Ink stamp set, I knew I had to get it!  You can get this set free with a $100 purchase through Feb 2021.  It's a gorgeous set with lots of stamps. I made this card tonight on my Facebook Live.

Blackberry Bliss card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4
    Line up at 3" and cut from 2 1/2 to 4 7/8; Rotate 90 degrees and cut from previous cut up to 5/8
Basic Black - 2 3/4 x 2 3/4
White - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2; 4 x 5 1/4 (inside); scrap punched with 1 1/2" circle punch
Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper - 1 x 4 (inside); 1/2 x 4 1/4 (front)

You can watch my Facebook Live HERE

And here is the Bermuda Bay version

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: