Sunday, March 17, 2019

Stamp Simply Release Week--Grace, Mercy, and Crosses Dies

Hello; It's Release Week at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; two new clear stamp sets, "Mercy" and "Grace," as well as a closeup look at the new steel "Crosses" dies.

Here are the two new sets: "Mercy" and "Grace." I do not have these new sets in hand yet, so I used Stamp Simply's "He has Risen" stamp set on my design today.

You've seen these new Stamp Simply "Crosses" dies in the previous post below, they are so very pretty and add so much to a card or bookmark.

The designer paper used today is Kaisercraft's "Charlotte's Dream." I used Ranger Watercolor Paper to die cut the cross.  The sentiment panel is die cut with Spellbinder's "Hemstitch Rectangle" dies. Both the cross and image panel are layered over a darker piece of the designer paper, with a bit of rosy color peeking through. Scor-Tape and Sakura Quickie Glue Pen were both used to adhere the layers.

Take a look at the inside of today's cards, also using verses from the older "He has Risen" stamp set. I used Versafine Smokey Gray ink throughout the card, along with a Tonic Stamp Platform.

Closing with a closeup shot of the bow treatment and cross closeup. I used Cameo Beige Seam Binding Ribbon and an Original Bow Easy to create the bow, tutorial for the bow can be found HERE. The top of the cross is glued directly to the bow, and Thermoweb 3D Foam is at the lower end of the cross to give a bit of support. Since the card has quite a bit of dimension, I will present this in a Crystal Clear box. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to check the Stamp Simply blog out this week to see the design team's projects using the new stamp sets!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store--New Cross Dies

Hello, and Happy Friday!

I have for you a design featuring Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new steel "Crosses" die. What elegant dies...the embossing on both of the crosses included in the set is quite special. Take a look:

Here's a closeup shot of embossing on the die cut...

I die cut this cross out of Ranger Watercolor paper. The watercolor paper is textured and a bit thicker than regular cardstock, so make certain that you layer up your embossing machine sandwich to get a nice amount of embossing and detail. Add cardstock shims if needed. 

The decorator paper base is Prima's "Spring Farm House." A piece of vellum cut with a Spellbinder "Hemstitch Rectangle" die also makes up the background. I simply glued the cross to the vellum (TomBow Mono Multi Liquid Glue), then added more glue to the back of the vellum behind the cross to adhere it to the decorator paper. That way the glue does not show through.

The inside verse if from Stamp Simply's "Fear Not" sentiment set, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and a Tonic Stamp platform. The verse was then cut with Stamp Simply steel "Fishtail Sentiment Banner Dies." Additional products used: Scor-Tape and a Kaisercraft Pearl for the center of the cross.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping in today; enjoy the upcoming weekend!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Bee Birthday Greetings

 Hello--Happy Friday! So glad that you've popped in! I have a birthday design using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's 

I just LOVE the fonts in Stamp Simply stamps...they are varied, but always so very classy! I especially like that the new birthday set is a companion to the original "Birthday Blessings" stamp set, so versatile!

I also LOVE this decorator paper...My Mind's Eye "Gingham Farm." Just glorious! My card is a mix of Gingham Farm, Ranger Watercolor paper, and a light gray cardstock.

What does not show that great in this photo--the Gingham Farm background here is a creamy tone...and looks wonderful IRL with the Ranger Watercolor paper.

The oval die cut is Spellbinder's "Hemstitch Oval." It is not currently in stock, but more are on the way. You can find other oval dies HERE. Loving the Spellbinder's "Laurel and Bee" Die D-Lites dies...I cut them out of the Gingham Farm paper and splashed them with some watered down Dina Wakely Media Gesso to add some interest. The brad is from my collection and also has had a gesso treatment.

The sentiment is from the "Birthday Sentiments" set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and a Tonic Stamp Platform. The Stamp Platform works great, especially stamping on watercolor paper, as it is textured and most times needs to be stamped more than once.

The sentiment is die cut with a Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Fishtail Banner Sentiment" die.

Here is the inside sentiment from the "Birthday Sentiments" stamp set, stamped once again with the Versafine Onyx Black ink and Tonic Stamp Platform.

Adhesives: Scor-Tape, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, and Thermoweb 3D Foam.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

See you next week with a design using the new cross dies from 
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store February Release Sympathy Sentiments Set 2

Back today with another card made with Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's February Release...this time using clear 

All of the new release is composed of companion sets that perfectly enhance the original "Birthday Blessings" and "Deepest Sympathy" sets. You can see and purchase all three new sets HERE.

I used Kaisercraft "Charlotte's Dream," but many Kaisercraft papers with vintage appeal would work in this case. Kaisercraft papers can be found HERE.

The butterflies are die cut with Spellbinder's "Flutters Dies D-Lites" and the sentiment banner is cut with a Stamp Simply's steel Fishtail Sentiment Banner die. 

Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and a Tonic Stamp Platform were used to stamp the sentiments inside and out. Adhesives: Scor-Tape, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces.

This card is quite flat and easy to mail. All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thank you for visiting this week. 
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store February Release--Birthday Sentiments

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's February 2019 Release continues! 
This is my second design for the release and I am featuring "Birthday Sentiments" clear stamp set. This set coordinates the original "Birthday Blessings" stamp set wonderfully, with so many choices and possible combinations of sentiments! 

You can see/purchase all of the new release sets HERE! 

Onto my design for today:

It's quite a simple design layout made with Graphic 45's "Flutter" designer paper. "Flutter" is colorful and lovely with florals, butterflies, and dragon flies. So happy and cheerful. You can find all of the Flutter product HERE. As you can see, I direct stamped the sentiments onto the printed paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and a Tonic Stamp Platform.

The inside gets a special touch with more of the designer paper and a lovely sentiment. 

A May Art's 1/4" Crochet Lace Trim border, May Art's 3/8" Gingham ribbon, and bloom (similar) add a bit of whimsy and the final touch to this design.

All linked designs are from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Don't forget to head over to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog to see additional inspiration throughout the week, and be certain to sign up for a chance to win the blog candy 
that is being offered on this post.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store February Release - Sympathy Sentiments Set 1

Hello and Welcome to The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's February 2019 Release! Today I am featuring one of the new sympathy sets, "Sympathy Sentiments Set 1," in my card design. The new sympathy sets are designed to enhance and coordinate with the original Stamp Simply set "Deepest Sympathy."

You can see/purchase all of the new release HERE in the store.

Also, Stamp Simply is having a give away for this 
new stamp release--you need to leave a comment on the Stamp Simply blog New Release Giveaway post by 2-15-19 to enter 
for the chance to win!

On to my design for today:

I just love how the sentiments in "Sympathy Sentiments Set 1" can be combined to create whatever phrase you are or thought you would like to communicate. The mix of fonts are quite lovely as well.

Here's the inside verse:

I use Kaisercraft's "Wandering Ivy" decorator paper for this design. The blues and greens in this pad are so refreshing! Plus the pages with a bordering floral print are perfect for direct stamping right onto the panel. I stamped these sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink and a Tonic Stamp Platform.

Some May Art's 1.5" Tulle Ribbon and a Kaisercraft Mini Paper Bloom is all that is needed to dress this card up!
Scor-Tape adhesive was used throughout the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be certain to head to the Stamp Simply blog to see all daily  inspiration for the new release and to 
comment on the giveaway post.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you here again on Friday for another one of my release designs!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Stitched Hearts

Hello! Here with my last Valentine design of the year, and a very simple one at that! It features Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Thinking of You Rose" stamp set (sentiment) and Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's steel "Farmhouse Pierced Nested Heart Dies." 

Also featured, Kaisercraft's lovely "Mademoiselle" decorator paper...gorgeous prints with a seamstress/sewing influence!

I began with a longer, narrower card measures 6.5" x 4." The cream colored base is covered with a dark green piece from the Mademoiselle paper pad.  

The image panel is also a piece of the printed decorator paper. I die cut four hearts using the Stamp Simply heart die set, mentioned above. I arranged the hearts on the panel using a bit of Scor-Tape to hold them in place. I was careful not to put the sticky tape in the center of the hearts since I intended to do a bit of sewing machine stitching down the centers. I thought the stitching was a fun addition to the sewing theme as it added a similar "stitched" element, same as the pierced borders of the hearts.

I stamped the "love you so much" sentiment with Versafine Smokey Gray ink and a Tonic Stamp Platform.

The inside also got a bit of heart treatment with the addition of a couple of the smallest heart die cuts from the Stamp Simply heart die set.  The Bible verse (Stamp Simply's Thinking of You Rose) was also stamped with the Versafine Smokey Gray ink.

A good number of Kaisercraft and other papers are on sale right now at Stamp Simply...25-50% off! Spellbinder Christmas dies are 40%+ off as well. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!