Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!!

Got a festive card designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Theme : Dainty and neat.

Well, I believe I got the neat part down. The dainty, I don’t know about that. I created a card to celebrate the 4th –

libbystamps, stampin up, Number of Years, Large Number Framelits, Stars Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP

Terrific card, right?

I miss the designer series paper stacks we had in color families. I did found this nice shade of Dapper Denim pattern paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty papers we currently carry. I love the way it looks with Cherry Cobbler.

libbystamps, stampin up, Number of Years, Large Number Framelits, Stars Framelits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP

It makes for a very nice festive card wouldn’t you agree?

You can see what the other design team members created on our Try Stampin’ on Tuesday blog or on our Facebook page. You can also link up a card on either place too.  Join us – it’s so much fun to participate in card challenges!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Number of Years
  • Framelits – Large Number, Stars (retired)
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer paper
  • Ink – Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake
  • DSP – Eastern Palace Specialty
  • Other – Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets
  • Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

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Pocket Hello

Every other Tuesday I design a card for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Two weeks ago Tuesday, I somehow forgot. Whomp. Whomp Whomp. I made sure to remember this time around!

This is our new sketch for this two-week challenge –

Challenge #327. Optional Theme : All Pastel or All Bold

A great challenge and colors to create with. Perfect to use the new stamp set Pocket Full of Sunshine and the coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies –

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Eastern Beauty, Pocket Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels FramelitsCute, right? The mini hearts under the sentiment strip are from the same stamp set too! So adorable!

libbystamps, stampin up, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Pocket Full of Sunshine Bundle, Eastern Beauty, Pocket Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels FramelitsThis would be a great card for a younger person with these awesome bright colors! The pocket is actually usable too! You could stick something fun in there!

The other Design Team members created some cool cards using this sketch too. Check them out on our blog.

You can also see some more ideas on our Facebook page too. To play along with our challenge this week, either link up a card to out blog or Facebook!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Pocket Full of Sunshine, Eastern Beauty
  • Framelits – Pocket Framelits, Lots of Labels
  • Bundles – Pocket Full of Sunshine
  • Card Stock – Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
  • Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)

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What’s in Your Pocket?

Every other Tuesday is Try Stampin’ on Tuesday day for me!

Our layout this week –

Challenge #323. Optional Theme : Pretty as a Picture

I love the layout but got hung up on the ‘Pretty as a Picture’ theme. I created this without the picture theme –

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tin of Cards, Party Animal DSP

A brightly designed card using some soon-to-retire Designer Series Paper called, Party Animal!

The cool feature about the front of this card is this nifty pocket that has a pullout! Which still leaves a really nice design –

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tin of Cards, Party Animal DSP

You can add a gift card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tin of Cards, Party Animal DSPYes, Christmas was the only one I could find for demonstrator purposes!  

libbystamps, stampin up, Designer Tin of Cards, Party Animal DSP

See how nicely it fits into the front panel?

I love how this turned out! The colors are great. The patterns are wonderful. It’s a unique take on the design we were challenged with!

Want to see how the other designers used this sketch? Check them out on our blog or on our Facebook page as well. You can also link up a card using either place!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Blooming Birthday

So, it’s time for a new two-week challenge from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday –

Challenge #321. Optional Theme : As the Garden Grows

This is a great theme and layout as things are blooming everywhere! So, why not a blooming birthday card??

libbystamps, stampin up, Flower Patch, Flower Fair Framelits, Softly Falling EF, Brights Collection DSP, TSOT

Isn’t this just the prettiest? I really had forgotten about this stamp set and framelits pair. Sadly, it’s about to retire from Stampin’ Up. I decided I needed to play with it a few more times before it goes to sit on the shelf so more!

libbystamps, stampin up, Flower Patch, Flower Fair Framelits, Softly Falling EF, Brights Collection DSP, TSOT

The flower is actually two flowers layered together with a dimensional in between them. Of course, a few more behind the flowers and designer series paper layer too! Adds so much drama!

The embossed panel added just enough interest for the card. Makes it a little more dressy!

I created a fabulous card with the layout and the added theme. I hope to have inspired you! Please leave me a nice comment.

You can see the other Design Team cards for inspiration here on our blog . You can link up a card there or on our Facebook page as well! Looking forward to seeing you!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

It’s a Round for Mother’s Day

This week over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, we have a really cool sketch to work with!

Just see for yourself –

Challenge #319. Optional Theme : Circle or Oval card

How cool is this?!?! We don’t create shaped cards too often these days, so this is refreshing!

I went with a lovely floral-ish card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh So Succulent, Succulent Framelits, Oh So Succulent Bundle, Succulent Garden DSP, TSOT#319

I think this is just soo sweet! My mom will love it! I loved the sparkly strip from the glimmer paper myself.

libbystamps, stampin up, Oh So Succulent, Succulent Framelits, Oh So Succulent Bundle, Succulent Garden DSP, TSOT#319

This pattern from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper is cool in that you can actually use the coordinating framelits to cut out the preprinted flowers in the paper!!!! So, that’s what I did. Hah, minimal stamping!

Both the framelits and the stamp set are retiring. However, they are on SALE which makes it really nice on the pocketbook. The framelits are only $16.50 (regularly $33!) and the stamp set, Oh So Succulent, is $15.75 (regularly $21!). Did I mention the paper is on sale too?  What a bargain!!!

I hope I have inspired you with my round card! You can see the other Design Team cards on the blog or our Facebook page. You can also link up a card in either place too! Come join us! It’s fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Oh So Succulent
  • Framelits – Succulent Framelits
  • Bundles – Oh So Succulent Bundle
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • DSP – Succulent Garden
  • Other – 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts.
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips.
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

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You are Amazing

Hi Stampers! Today I have a card I designed for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

Challenge #317. Optional Theme : A Ray of Sunshine

What a great challenge to get you to thinking! Wouldn’t you agree?

This is what I came up with –

libbystamps, stampin up, All Things Thanks, Sunburst Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, TSOT

I think I got it right on the mark! It’s simply fun! Bright too! You almost need sunglasses!

libbystamps, stampin up, All Things Thanks, Sunburst Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, TSOT

I like the addition of the 2 circles, one in front of the starburst, the other behind. The retired Stampin’ Up Cloudy Day embossing isn’t half bad either! It added just what the card needed!

I hope that I inspired you to create a card using a Ray of Sunshine as your starting point to join us this week! You can link up on our blog  or on our Facebook page – so, you have no reason not to show us a project!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Sweet Strawberries

Happy Tuesday!

Time for a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge.

This week we have a sketch designed by Donna –

Challenge #315. Optional theme : Three Different Patterns.

What a creative sketch! I was inspired to create this –

libbystamps, stampin up, strawberry, TSOT#315, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Tasty Treats DSP, Occasions Mini 2017, Sale-a-Bration 2017

I loved pulling out some – FREE with a $50 purchase and – soon-to-retire DSP – Designer Series Paper to create this fresh’n fruity card!

libbystamps, stampin up, strawberry, TSOT#315, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Fruit Stand DSP, Tasty Treats DSP, Occasions Mini 2017, Sale-a-Bration 2017

My ‘three’ patterns are the polka dot background paper from Tasty Treats, and the partial circle and strawberries from Fruit Stand DSP! Yes, those strawberries are hand cut from one of the patterns!!! How cool is that?

Side note, the Fruit Stand is a FREE option for a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.

Cool layout. Cool card using cool layout!

Please leave me a comment about your thoughts on the card. I’d love a read from you.

Check out what the other Design Team created here. You can link up your card either on our blog or Facebook! See you there!

Happy Stampin’
Libby