Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, February 28, 2014

Box of Petite Petals

I've been seeing those cute card in a box cards all over Pinterest recently and have been wanting to try one. (I ended up making two!) I love that there is so much dimension to them and then they easily fold flat for mailing.

I used an assortment of stamp sets and punches...

I used the same colors for both of these cards, but just by changing the base color and pattern of DSP for bottom panel, it has a real different look.

Card Stock
The hardest part for me was trying to get all these small pieces arranged on the little brackets inside the was quite tedious and a little challenging to keep the little parts in the proper size limits so that when it's folded it will still fit inside the envelope. Here's a view down inside the box.
Here's what it looks like closed up and ready to slip into the envelope. (it folds totally flat, but starts to pop up when you let shown here)
I've seen these done in large variety of sizes...and you could make your own envelope using the Punch Board, but I chose to do mine to fit into a standard card sized envelope. So that means you start with an 8- 1/2 x 5- 1/2" base like any other card. I found very helpful directions to create the base shared by Gwen on her blog, Create With Gwen.

Thanks for visiting today...have a GREAT weekend!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hello There Petite Petals

Here's a pretty, springy card suitable for many different occasions.

I used Petite Petals & Flower Shop stamped in Black Stazon & watercolored using my Aqua Painter using these inks: 

  • Crisp Cantaloupe 
  • Calypso Coral
  • Summer Starfruit

The flowers were then punched out with their coordinating punches and layered on a circle of Sweet Sorbet DSP and a Tea Lace Doiley. The Pool Party layer is embossed using the Tulip Frame EF on Core'dinations cardstock and then lightly sanded to make the design really pop.

Even with all the details, this is a fairly quick and simple card to make. Just love the new Petite Petals set & matching punch! What is your favorite item(s) from the Occasion Catalog?
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

I Just Can't Stop!

It may be cold and snowy outside...but it sure looks like Spring in my stampin' room! As you can see from the photos below, I've been having fun making paper roses in all my favorite springtime colors.

Aren't they pretty?...and to think I thought I didn't need this die!??? So far I just have a big ol' pile of these flowers, and a few ideas, but I haven't actually made anything with them yet.
I love how, just like in nature, each one of these roses looks different...even the ones where I used the same color card stock. The larger roses use two die cuts rolled up together. I like the look of the ones where I really scrunched up the card stock before rolling it. I learned a lot of great tips in this video by Patty Bennett.

The colors of cardstock shown here to make these roses are:

  • Pool Party
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Strawberry Slush
  • Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Blushing Bride
  • So Saffron 
  • Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations
  • Primrose Petals Core'dinations

Check back again soon...hopefully I'll have something pretty to share using some of these  flowers I've created .

Friday, February 21, 2014

Flippin' Friday: Birthday Candle Wishes

It's Friday & I have a fun birthday flip card to share with you today!

These big birthday candles (Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel) and bright, cheery colors from the Quatrefancy Specialty Paper make this card so much fun!
A little glitter applied to the flames for some added sparkle. (I used Dazzling Details brushed on with my Aqua Painter)
The "wish big" banner is from the Occasions Catalog set, Another Great Year. Here's a look at the flip side.
The birthday stamp used above is part of the Sale-a-Bration set See Ya Later...I highly recommend adding it to your collection... if you haven't already!

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

See Ya Later Birthday

Here is the fourth card in the set I created using the See Ya Later stamp set. All four cards use the same basic layout, the same color scheme and the Sweet Sorbet DSP.

However, just by changing the the DSP pattern, the dominant color or perhaps the background, each card looks quite different, don't you think?
Hope you liked seeing this set of cards...don't forget to scroll down to see a closer look at each design I posted during the past few days.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

See Ya Later, Happy

Today I am back to share the third card in a four card set using one of the stamp sets and the DSP you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.

Like the first two cards, I used both the See Ya Later stamp set and the Sweet Sorbet DSP. I did make a few slight changes from the last card I shared from this set (scroll down to see). Obviously I chose a different background color and this time instead of using an embossing folder I stamped my background using one of the flower images from Petite Petals. I also used a different ribbon...this time I went with the Basic Black Chevron.

If you are wondering how the decorative edge was cut on the strip of DSP...scroll down to my last post to see how that was done.

Make sure to check back tomorrow to see the final card from this set.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

See Ya Later, Alligator

On my last post I shared a card using the See Ya Later stamp set. That card got me started on a set of 4 cards using that set along with the Sweet Sorbet DSP...both of which are FREE during Sale-a-Bration! Here's card number 2 in the set...

As you can see, I used the same basic layout for both cards...just eliminated the pennants from my previous card and instead went with a strip of DSP cut with a decorative edge using my Apothecary Accents Framelits. You may be wondering exactly how I used the framelit to create this edge...well take a look at this photo to see how.
Just line up your strip of DSP as shown above and remember...DO NOT roll it all the way thru the machine or it will crease the paper. After you feel it cut, stop and back it off and you will have a strip cut with the decorative edge. You can try this with any of your framelits to get lots of different edges.

Check back for my next post where I will share the next card in this set.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

See Ya Later, Love

This was supposed to be yesterdays posting for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, I had a really bad migraine and it didn't get posted. Hopefully you had a better Valentine's Day than I did! I'm feeling much the hubby and I will celebrate today instead. On the up side...I bet the restaurants will be less crowded.

The Sale-a-Bration set See Ya Later was used for this, along with Pennant Parade, Hardwood background and the Hostess Set, Express Yourself. The DSP used for the pennants is one of the patterns from Sweet Sorbet (FREE during SAB!)

It doesn't show real well in my photo, but I also used the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder on both edges of the Basic Black layer that mats the main image. I find myself grabbing this embossing folder a lot when I want to add a little extra detail.

See ya later...have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dreamy Papaya Collage

I've admired the Papaya Collage stamp set for quite some time, but only recently added it to my collection. I love the vintage feel to it, and especially love the pretty frame included in this set.

I embossed the finely detailed frame in white and then sponged over it using Crumb Cake ink. I then masked the embossed image so that just the inside area was exposed. I stamped that with the pretty foliage image inked in Pistachio Pudding, then sponged it some more using Pool Party ink. The result was a soft, dreamy looking background.

The remaining images were just stamped, watercolored and then cut out. Here's a closer look...
Not sure what took me so long to get this set, but I'm sure it's going to be a favorite!
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Lovely Sorbet Trio

Hello there & happy Monday! It's still mighty cold here but at least the sun is shining, so that makes a huge difference! It's been a little while since my last blog posting...I've been super busy here the last week or two. I decided it was about time to tackle a job I had been putting off for quite some out and re-organizing my storage room downstairs. YIKES! Another year of letting it go and I couldn't have been too far from an episode of Hoarders!

OK, that's a slight exaggeration, but I did have a lot of stuff that I'm not sure why I even kept? However, along with the junk I also came across a whole lot of  treasures I hadn't seen in quite some time...hand made cards from my boys when they were small. A hand written note from my Grandma that brought tears to my eyes. A box of books that were my boys sure doesn't seem that long ago that we spent time cuddled up reading those books for hours. I even found my old journal from middle school...that was fun to read! So despite the dreaded task of cleaning & reorganizing, it also proved to be an enjoyable trip down memory lane which was nice. Being more organized feels pretty good too!

Since I finished my work, I had to reward myself, right? So I spent a little time doing what I would have rather been doing all along... stamping! Here's what I made:

A pretty set of thank you cards using the You're Lovely stamp set and the Sweet Sorbet DSP. Since I needed some thank you cards I used a greeting from Petite Pairs instead of the sentiments that come with the set. Since this makes a nice any occasion card you could use pretty much any greeting that will fit. Here's a closer look at each one:
I water colored the flowers using my Aqua Painter and inks. This one was colored in Crisp Cantaloupe.
This one was colored in Summer Starfruit. The border image makes a cute accent in place of ribbon.
I took my color cues from the Sweet Sorbet DSP, but for this last card I took the liberty of adding Strawberry Slush. I really like it with the Summer Starfruit.

Thanks for visiting today!