Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One sheet wonder.

What you may ask is one sheet wonder.  That's when you take one sheet of designer series paper and cut it into pieces and then use those pieces to make a set of cards.  This sample uses only 1/4 sheet of designer series paper so I guess it's a quarter sheet wonder.  First, here is the layout of how to cut up the quarter sheet of paper.
 
 
And here are two sets of cards made using the paper.  This first set used a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I love the pastel colors in this set of cards.  Very feminine.

 
This second set of cards used a sheet of Cherry on Top DSP.  This quarter sheet design works great with this paper because the paper stack is already 6 X 6.  These cards are very bright and cheery.  Great for kids.  One thing that you probably can't see in the pictures is that I used an embossing folder on all the cards. 

 
Did you notice that the card with the three little squares is a little different than the one in the first set?  The design on this paper is definitely directional so I had to turn the paper so that the balloons are still going up in the air.  Be sure to try this sometime.  The cards were really easy and fast to make.  It took longer to decide what color card stock to use than it did to make the cards.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rose Garden

I love, love, love the new Rose Garden thinlits.  Here's another card done with the rose cut out of black card stock and the background designer paper is free out of the Sale A Bration catalog.  It's called Perfectly Artistic and it looks like the marbled paper that you get if you do the shaving cream technique. 

 
And another of my new favorite items is the Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I used the clear glitter on the black card stock and hopefully you can see it in the close up below. 
 
 
You'll love this set when you get it and remember that the paper is free with a minimum $50.00 order.
 

Monday, January 25, 2016

January card class.

 
These are the cards that you'll be making at card class this week.  You'll make 2 of each design and get envelopes to go with them for just $15.00 or free with a minimum order.  Just let me know if you're coming to class.  You have a choice between The Paper Palace on Thurs, Jan 28th or Penny Lane on Mon, Feb 1st.  Bring a friend and get something out of the treasure chest.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stampin' Up! specials

I've been very lax in telling you about a couple of special deals that Stampin' Up! has going on right now.  The first one is the starter kit.  If you've ever thought about becoming a demonstrator now is a good time.  During Sale A Bration the starter kit is only $99.00 but you get to pick $155.00 worth of merchandise.  Anything that you want.  And then you'll get a 20% discount on everything you buy.  And if you decide that you don't want to be a demonstrator then you don't have to do anything.  But you will already have gotten the great deal. 
The second deal has to do with Paper Pumpkin.  During Sale A Bration you can get a three month subscription for only $55.00 and you'll get to pick a free item out of the Sale A Bration catalog.  This is a good deal for anyone who's been wondering if they would like Paper Pumpkin because you get to try it out for three months and then you're done.  If you want to keep getting it then you would need to sign up again.  The item # for the three month subscription is 137859.
Just let me know if you have any question.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weekly deals.

 
Here's the weekly deals from Stampin' Up!  There are new deals every Tues so check them out on my Stampin' Up! page.   http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynnschulz/
 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

These two cards feature the Rose Garden thinlits and the Rose Wonder stamp set.  They are both in the Occasions catalog.  The thinklit set has five dies in it and the stamp set has 14 stamps.  You'll be seeing the black and red card at my next card classs. 
 

The rose is cut out of red glimmer paper as is the background for the greeting.
 
 
It doesn't show up in the picture but I used the Wink of Stella on the rose in this picture.  Wink of Stella just adds a little glimmer to things.  Or a lot of glimmer if you put to much on, which I've already done once.  But it looked pretty good.  Come to my next card class to see it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Here's the delightful Blooming Heart thinlit that's for sale in the new Occasions catalog.  It makes beautiful hearts to use on cards or in scrapbooks.  The little flowers with the rhinestone centers are a separate flower thinlit that comes in the set.  So they could be made different colors or popped up to make them stand out. 
 
 
And if you like cutting out detailed thinlits then you need to try the new Big Shot die brush.  Just run the brush over the cut out card stock and all the little bits of paper just jump right out of the design.  Well, maybe it's not that quick but you'll be amazed at how well it works.