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Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Big Shot, Black embossing powder, Heat Embossing, ink as watercolor, Lemon Lime Twist, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018 | 2 comments

Rooted in Nature Thinking of You Card

Yesterday, I shared my version of a masculine card using the Rooted In Nature stamp set and Faux Batik technique. Today’s card is a softer more feminine card using a simple watercolor background and the same set! Thinking of you cards can be the hardest to make.  A soft watercolor wash seems to give a soothing fell along with a soothing color palette.

The Creative Way – A Product Feature – Rooted In Nature

This month for The Creative Way I am sharing projects made with the Rooted In Nature Stamp set!  This set will be available in June 2. I have so enjoyed working with the awesome stamp set.  Rooted In Nature is available as a Bundle which saves you 10%  The bundle includes coordinating dies!! How cool is that!!! You can join me Every Monday & Friday for The Creative Way – A Product Feature. Any yes, I know today is Tuesday!  It is a bonus day!  Yeppie!!!!

Nature

Rooted In Nature Bundle

I love watercolor backgrounds.  They are a quick way to add so much interest to a card!  Plus there’s like a million ways (techniques) that you can use to create fun watercolor backgrounds.  When I pull out watercolor supplies I normally end up making a bunch of backgrounds.  Mainly because I love the process of just sitting and trying different things till I’m content.  Also, it gives me a starting point for so many projects if I have a few watercolored papers hanging around. The other thing is watercolor always, always, always looks it’s worse right before it looks nice or pretty.  And wet always looks way worse than dry.  I can’t tell you how many prices of watercolor I have pulled out of the trash because I threw them away wet.  And once they were dry, I decided that’s not so horrible.  One of my favorite colors to use for watercolor is Tempting Turquoise (Retiring).  I just adore this color when it is combined with water! So, I wanted to make sure I used it on a card before it was gone!

Thinking of you card using Rooted In Nature

  • The watercolor was very simply done with ink refills and a aqua painter using Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise
  • I worked Tempting Turquoise from one end to the middle. And Bermuda Bay from the other to the middle . Letting the two cross and blend.  This makes a very easy gradient wash.
  • After the initial color dried, I splattered Lemon Lime Twist on the background
  • The Leaves from Rooted In Nature were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaroon, and Bermuda Bay. The die cut with the coordinating dies.
  • The Sentiment heat embossed with black embossing powder on vellum
  • The final step was to add some texture with the Sliver Thread and Nature’s Poem Twine (Mint Macaroon)

I love envelopes decorating! So I decided to add the leaves to the envelope!!!

Envelope decorated with Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

  • Using the same colors as the card, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaroon, and Lemon Lime Twist the leaves were randomly stamped on the envelope flap
  • To protect the envelope front while stamping the flap, I used A piece of masking paper (Avery removable labels 6465)
  • The finishing touch was to add a few leaves to the front of the envelope

Thinking of you

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

  I hope you have enjoyed seeing this bonus card for The Creative Way!!  I have so enjoyed sharing Rooted In Nature with you! Also seriously, the Tempting Turquoise ink is amazing for watercolor!! If you like this look I highly suggest you purchase it now!!

The first post in The Creative Way  series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature  is apart of! You can find that post here

For day 2! 

For Day 3!

For Day 4


The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time

Share What You Love Bundle

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here


Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

 

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products


Have a great Tuesday!  As always if you have any questions about today’s card or any paper crafting project you have seen here at Westside Paper Creations feel free to contact me!  Tomorrow is the Inking Royalty Blog Hop!! So, I hope each of you will be back for that fun day!!  Go and live creatively my friends!

Peace-

 

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 1, 2018 in 2018 Designer Series Paper, Embossing, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder, Make A Difference, Share What You Love, Share What You Love | 1 comment

Share what you love – make a difference

Today is the day!! You can order your Share What You Love Bundle.  The Stampin’ Up! sentiment of the heart states… To love what we do and to share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity a worthwhile accomplishment…in this we make a difference.  The Share what you love bundle honors the statement o the heart. There are actually three bundle choices.  One for every style of paper craftier!  The just getting started bundle!  Witch contains the Love What You Do stamp set. Two ink pads, some paper, and a stamp block .

 

Share What You Love

The second bundle, for the enthusiastic paper crafters has two stamp sets (Love What You Do and Make a Difference), card stock, ink pad, and embellishments .

The third bundle aka Got To Have It All…has three stamp sets including the Statement of The Heart. Also included is Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, ink, and embellishments.  The Statement of The Heart stamp is only available in this bundle!

Besides the three bundles. You can also order the new In-Color ink pads!!!!

I knew I wanted to use the Make A Difference Stamp set! This set is so lovely!

Make A Difference

Make A Difference Stamp Set

Anyone who knows me, Knows that I love a good alphabet set! And this one is awesome!  The font is beautiful!  The stamps work together so easily.  Just imagine beautiful envelopes, personalized card backs or gift tags, or specific sentiment

The Share What You Love Suite not only honors the statement of the heart,  its products celebrate Stampin’ Up’s 30th anniversary.  So pearls it was. The Share What You Love Designer Series Paper was hand watercolored by one of Stampin’ Up! artist with shimmer watercolors to give that pearl look

Share What You Love

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

I also knew I had been dying to use the Lovely Floral Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder!  This embossing folder is beautiful!

Lovely Floral

Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder

So, on to the card!   I decided on a color combination taken right from the Designer Series Paper.  Mint Macaroon, Grapefruit Grove, and Blackberry Bliss.  Mint Macaroon and Blackberry Bliss are two former In-Colors that are returning as part of the base color collection from Stampin’ Up!

Make A Difference

  • The first thing was to emboss the Mint Macaroon with the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder.
  • I knew in the back of my head that I wanted to use the dots from the Designer Series Paper, so the second step was to combine the embossing and the dots….aka figure out the design
  • I also know that I wanted to use the Make A Difference stamp set. So, I decided on a simple sentiment.
  • The final step was to add texture and embellishments

Make A Difference

  • The Hello was stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White.  Then it was cut out to make a banner. The final step was running the edges through the Grapefruit Grove ink.
  • The doily was sponges in Mint Macaroon. And then in a different spot I used the light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  I tried inking it first very heavily in Grapefruit Grove.  But, it did not dry.  The blend worked very well.  And the very light sponging did as
  • The White twine that is part of the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit was added to the sentiment .As well as the metal rose
  • The bakers twine in the embellishment kit was separated into the two colors behind the Hello Banner
  • The final thing was to add some of the Share What You Love pearls.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Love What You Do is a awesome stamp set! You can see it and the In-Colors here

Share What You Love Bundle

The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time.

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

Below is a video sharing all about the Share What You Love Bundle


Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products


Paper Pumpkin is having a great sale!!

Paper Pumpkin


Go and be creative my friends! I am so very greatful to share what I love about Paper Crafting with each of you!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Big Shot, Dapper Denim, Embossing, Faux Batik, In Colors 2016, Layering Ovals, Occasions Catalog 2018, Oh So Eclectic, Painted Harvest, Petal Passion, Seaside Embossing Folder, Stiched Shapes, Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Sayings Dies | 17 comments

Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors

Stamping Blog Hop

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2018. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Bon Voyage 2016-2018 In-Colors you will be missed

I have so enjoyed using these beautiful In-Colors. In so many ways, I’m kinda sad to see them go…on the other had I am super excited about all the New Colors coming soon in the Annual Catalog .  More about that on another day!  Today, we are saying Bon Voyage to the retiring In-Colors, which includes Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peekaboo Peach.  Flirty Flimango is also part of this color family. But, it is staying around for a few more years! Yeppie for that!!  I decided that the Faux Batik technique would be perfect to show off the beauty of this In-Color collection . I just pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and started playing with the technique .Then when I was finished I made a few cards out of the panels.  This technique works best with stamps that have more of a solid image. If you would like to know more about Faux Batik check out this post here.

Faux Batik

  • The colors used for the Faux Batik effect are Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum
  • The stamps came from Petal Passion, Painted Harvest, and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets
  • I liked the Faux Batik so much I decided to keep the card quite simple so it could shine
  • The silver thread and copper thread adds a little texture without taking away from the background

The Faux Batik effect was created by

  1. Stamping and heat embossing images onto tissue paper
  2. Layering the tissue paper over a piece of Shimmery White paper .
  3. Using a baby  wipe sponge color onto the tissue paper.
  4. The color will transfer to the paper everywhere you add ink except in the embossed areas .
  5. To learn more about the Faux Batik technique, check out this post!  To see other Faux Batik cards click here and here

Faux Batik

  • This background is made with Dapper Denim and three different sizes of circles. One from Waterfront , One from Oh So Eclectic, and One from Painted Harvest
  • Where you can see the ink went over some circles. That is because I layered my embossed tissue paper to create the effect .
  • The word celebrate is layered up by stacking three Dapper Denim one Peekaboo Peach on top. The adhesive sheets makes this process super easy

Faux Batik

  • These little trees from the Waterfront set are perfect for the Faux Batik technique!
  • This time I used Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach to creat the Batik effect
  • After it dried, the trees were cut out with the Stiched Shapes Dies
  • Layering with crumb cake and the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • The dollie was sponged with both Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.



Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Stampin' Up!


Product Supply List

Stamp Sets Used:

Sunshine Sayings, Painted Harvest (from the Holiday Catalog and returning in the 2018 Annual Catalog), oh So Eclectic, Petal Passion,Waterfront

Dies Used:

Layering Ovals, Sunshine Wishes, Celebrate You (From Sale-A-Bration but, will be back in 2018 Annual Catalog), Stiched Shapes

Paper:  2016-2018 In-Colors, Shimmery White

Embossing Folders: Seaside

Ink: 2016-2018 In-Colors


I hope each of you are having a wonderful Sunday Afternoon . I will be cleaning up a bit this afternoon. The kitchen looks like a tornado hit it. So that’s definitely on the to-do list.  Then getting some cards together to send out next week.  It is rainy here today, which lends itself greatly to staying dry and creating! Which is what I have been doing most of the day! Yesterday, was lovely here as we spent the afternoon at St. Bernhard in Cullman at their annual Blooming Festival.  Blooming Festival

Remember to be creative to be creative it is good for the soul

Peace my loves-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Embossing, Pal's Blog Hop | 7 comments

Vertical Greetings

Welcome to the Pals February 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Case the Catty”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will copy or remake projects from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs and brochures. After all, who doesn’t CASE (Copy and Share Everything) once in a while. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I was thinking about exactly what card I wanted to CASE. And decided on a card in the occasions catalog . I love the bright colors and the gradient look with the heat embossing!

In my interpretation of the card, I completely changed the colors.  I did used the technique with the blends to create my background . And the card was turned on its side . And instead of a white card base with a little texture added by stamping .I used the Tutti-Frutti notecards available during Sale-A-Bration .

I love these patterned notecards and envelopes!  I love even more that they are FREE with a $50 purchase.  Yeppie!!!!

  • The gradient background was created with Stampin’ Blends . I used Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party. This technique is very easy to create .I just simply colored on Whisper White paper each color using the brush tip and overlapping the colors .
  • After the background was created, I stamped the flower-pot from Vertical Greetings with versamark. Then I heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.
  • The just because was heat embossed in while on Night of Navy card stock
  • The final touch was adding the Night of Navy and Calypso Coral Enamel Shapes

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on March 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Rachael at Bluebonnet Stampin
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Jackie Beers at BlueLineStamping
  11. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  12. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  15. Pamela Sadler at Apron of Love
  16. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  17. Wendy Klein at DogGone Delightful Stampin’
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  20. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy all the creations during the blog hop! Go and be creative my friends

Hugs-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Big Shot, Coffee Cafe', Embossing, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Merry Cafe', Uncategorized | 0 comments

Merry Café

Yesterday, I shared a sweet pouch box that is perfect for a set of cards. You can see the pouch box here. Today, I’m sharing the cards that will go into the pouch as a gift! I used the same products to make coordinating cards.  The Merry Café is defiantly a favorite stamp set.

Merry Café

I love how this set coordinates with the Coffee Café bundle in the annual catalog.  The little perk up even coordinates with the small coffee cup die. What fun!

Coffee Café Bundle

I mix and match stamps from both sets all the time! I love the sketched look of the coffee cup in Merry Café so I use it a lot!!! I also adore the little coffee beans in the Coffee Café set !   They both go perfectly with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

I adore this paper! I seem to be wanting to use it on every project! The colors are just amazing and there are some watercolor wash pages that I just love!!

  • The colors are Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, and Chocolate Chip.
  • The thanks a latte (Coffee Café) is stamped in Soft Sky!  I promise thought, I’m wondering if I used Pool Party to ink my Soft Sky Ink Pad.
  • The coffee cup(Merry Café) is stamped on designer series paper then die cut with the coordinating dies Along with the coffee lid on Cajun Craze
  • The coffee cup sleeve is die cut in Crumb Cake
  • The little adorable espresso beans are stamped on Very Vanilla with Chocolate Chip ink
  • The background is a few stamps from the Merry Café set using Old Olive and Cajun Craze

 

  • The colors used are Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and Basic Black
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is embossed with the layers leaves embossing folder
  • The sentiment is from the Merry Café set. How fun is that sentiment
  • The yellow peeping out behind the Cajun Craze coffee cup sleeve is made by cutting a yellow sleeve then cutting it in half and glueing it to the back of the other coffee  sleeve.

The card base is a Very Vanilla Note Cards (4 bar size)  The Stampin’ Up! Note Cards and envelopes are perfect for this size of card!!!  The layers are as fallows

  • 3 3/8 by 5 7/8 inches
  • 2 1/4 by 4 3/8 inches
  • 2 1/8 by 4 1/4 inches

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Price: $110.00

Supply List

 I hope everyone is safe and sound after all the whether we have been having.  So many in Texas who are trying to recover and in Florida. As well as much of Georgia and South Carolina. Then the fires up north and in the west. It has been a rough month.   My thoughts are with each of you in these areas.
The fall is quickly approaching! Happy Fall the season of pumpkin spice latte. We all know someone who this sentiment is perfect for!  I know I sure know a few pumpkin spice latte lovers.  I personally don’t know what all the fuss is about( shush don’t tell)  Have a great day my friends
Peace-

Jennifer

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