Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ninja Turtle Card - Happy Birthday Hubby!

My husband is a huge Ninja Turtles Fan. And I mean Huge! 
He has all his old toys and accessories on display in his game room. 
So why not make him a card for his birthday.

Now I made this card about 4-5 years ago but never made a video on how to make it. 
So I figured why not re-create it with what we have now and make a video on how to make it. 

I love how this card came out. I know any kiddo out there (even husbands) would love this card. 
Oh and when I say my husband has all his old toys I mean just that.

Card Base:  8 1/2 x 5 1/2  score 4 1/4
Basic Black  4 1/8 x 5 3/8 - embossed with Hexagons Embossing Folder
Scraps of Granny Apple Green for Turtles 1 1/2 circle punch
Smallest Layered Oval dies
1/4 inch strip of Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, and Gorgeous Grape
Pineapple Punch for Happy Birthday cut outs

Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lasting Lily - Dear Friend Card

I don't usually make sympathy cards but sometimes the time calls for it. 
It is something to have set and ready to go when that time calls. Not always something we want to think about but good to be prepared. 

I always believe better late then not at all. 
This card thankfully can be used either way. I used the Lasting Lily Stamp Set (149717), which is free right now with a $100 order. This is a very sympathy driven stamp set but very lovely to use.

These lilies come out great in any color and who wouldn't want some pretty lilies. I made this card simple so that it can be used in a time of need or a time to catch up with an old friend. 

Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  score 4 1/4
Wood DSP  4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Whisper White for stamping

Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hello Cupcake - Bright and Fun Card

I wanted to make a fun and bright card using the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set (149714).
So this is what I came up with. 

I love how this card came out and I love how fun and bright it is. It's a lot of fun using the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack (146964). It has been one of my fave paper to work with. 

What's also great about this card is that you can use any color combination out there. Especially any color combination using that Brights paper. These colors are meant to go together and they do so very well. 

Card Base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  score 4 1/4
Whisper White  4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Melon Mambo  4 x 5 1/4
Coastal Cabana  3 x 5 1/4
Scraps of  Melon Mambo - Largest scalloped circle
Scrap of White - Largest Layering Circle
Small scraps for punches - 1 1/2 punch (white) and 1 3/4 punch (Melon Mambo)

Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hello Cupcake - Sweet Wishes Card

Now this cupcake is one of my faves. 
And one of my fave things to do is make my own paper with a favorite stamp set. 

I love how this cupcake set comes together that I thought it would be great scattered around the paper. I tried stamping it and cutting them out to be placed on the paper but it didn't seem to look right to me. So I went with stamping it out. 

It actually turned out to be quite easy and it looks like real designer series paper was just placed on the card. This is one of my faves this year for Sale-a-bration. And it was so much fun to make. 

Card Base  8 1/2 x 5 1/2  score 4 1/4
Whisper White  4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Powder Pink  1 inch strip
White  3/4 inch strip
add ribbon
Scraps for punches and stamp

Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hello Cupcake- Celebrate Your Day Card

I love this cupcake stamp set. I also love that it is a free stamp set. 
You can't go wrong with that. 

Whats great about this stamp set is that you can make the cupcakes in any color combo. I prefer the softer colors and then adding a bold color with the sprinkles. It really makes the cupcake, and your card, pop. 

This card was inspired from the Sale-a-bration catalog. I just love how these colors come together. They really make this cupcake look good enough to eat. 

Card Base  8 1/2 x 5 1/2  score  4/14
Mint Macaron  cut using 2nd largest Rectangle die
Whisper White  cut using 5th largest Rectangle Die
Powder Pink  1 inch strip

Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Flowering Desert Simple Cactus Card

Since I am loving the new Flowering Desert Stamp Set (148700), I thought I would make a very simple card with it. 

This card was fun layering all the plants together, especially in the different colors so they can stand out. This simple layout made this card look so nice.

What I also like about it is that it can be used as a simple hello card, birthday card, or celebration card. Any reason to give a card is a good one. 

Card Base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2   score 4 1/4
Coastal Cabana Card Stock  4 x 5 1/4 - embossed with Subtle Embossing folder
Used 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle die

Hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Flowering Desert Cactus Card

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and never lived anywhere else. I also never thought I would. But when an opportunity arrived to move to Arizona we jumped on it. 

Now I'm in Tucson, Arizona and loving it. It is so nice here and I feel we fit in perfectly. 
One thing that has gotten my attention is all the cacti around. 
I'm obsessed!

I want to make my whole decor in my home cactus and I have found that to be a bit challenging. 
I figure you see enough of it outside why bring it inside - Hahaha! 

But this stamp set does the trick. It allows you to make any shape or color that you want your cactus to be. I'm loving it and so love how this card came out. 

Card Base  8 1/2 x 5 1/2   score 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper  4 x 5 1/4
3rd Largest Stitched Rectangle on Whisper White
1/2 inch Crumb Cake Strip for embossing

Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Botanical Butterfly Happy Birthday Card

To continue with my pretty butterflies I came up with this card. 
I got inspired from a magazine that is exclusive to demonstrators. In the magazine are article and project to help inspire either your business or your hobby. 
(If it's something that interests you then you should sign up to become a Stampin Up Demonstrator- Click here

These butterflies are so fun to play around with. And they make the most gorgeous cards. This one uses the Botanical Designer Series Paper that is available for free with a $50 order. 

What I like most about this paper is that it has beautiful colorful butterflies on one side and black and white images on the other. When you put the two together you have a great combo that just pops. 

Card Base 11 x 4 1/4 - score at 5 1/2
DSP (with stripes) 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
DSP (green design) 5 1/2 x 3 3/4
Butterflies all cut out
Scrap of Whisper White for sentiment

Hope you enjoyed!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Botanical Butterfly Birthday Wishes Card

Now you can't go wrong with butterflies. And the new Occasions Catalog is full of them.
I am so in love with all these butterflies. Every time I start making a project I end up adding a butterfly in there somewhere. 

This card is one of my faves. I did take the time to fussy cut all the butterflies out. When I saw the Botanical Butterfly DSP (Free with a $50 order) and I saw the one page full of the different sized butterflies I knew I couldn't jut cut it up. I needed to cut each and every one out.

And so I did and I came out with this beauty!

Card Base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
score 4 1/4
Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock 4 x 5 1/4-embossed with Tuffed Embossing Folder
Black Card Stock 3 1/8 x 4 1/8
Designer Series Paper 3 x 4
Scraps of White and Black Card stock for sentiment
Used smallest stitched rectangle die

Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Lift Me Up Valentine's Day Card

I'll be the first to admit it... I'm not a Valentine's Day Fan. 
Not that I don't like it, I just think its kind of a waste. 
But that's just my opinion. 
(I'd rather have 2nd Halloween... haha!)

I do however love making Valentine's. Especially for my daughters class and my co-workers. 
I'm not big on buying Valentine stuff to make it. I like to improvise. 

This year I stuck to it and did not buy anything Valentines. I scanned what I already have and came up with this lovely card. I think as long as you use the right colors and simple stamp set you can achieve a Valentine's Day card easily. 

The Lift Me Up Stamp Set (142896) and Up and Away Thinlits (142748) make the most perfect Valentine's Day card. They are both still available in the Annual Catalog. 

Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
score 4 1/4
Lovely Lipstick Card Stock  4 x 5 1/4
3rd Largest Stitched Rectangle Die on Powder Pink 
1/2 strip of Pool Party for sentiment

Hope you enjoyed!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Join My Team During Sale-a-Bration

So every year Stampin Up starts the year off right with Sale-a-bration! 
This is usually the time of year that is best to sign up and become a Stampin Up Demonstrator. 

I did. 
I signed up 6 years ago during Sale-a-bration and have been loving every minute of it. 
I love being a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I wouldn't change it for the world. 

Right now is a special time to sign up. They are offering $175 worth of product for only $99.
Pay $129, still get the $175 worth of product and the Craft and Carry Tote. 
(this bag it only available to new demonstrators) 

And now I invite you to join the fun. 
I have been working on building a bigger team of demonstrators. And you don't even have to do this as a business. You can be a hobby demo and still enjoy everything Stampin Up has to offer. 

Some of the incentives are having a discount on all that you buy. Whenever you place an order you get a discount on your total purchase. 
Another incentive (and this one is my favorite) is that you get to see, buy and play with new product a month before it is available to customers. 
You also get help with your business goal or just inspiration with crafting. 

It's so much fun and I would love you to take part on this journey with me. 
Any questions at all feel free to reach out to me. 

Wanna Join? Just click the "Join My Team" to the right and let the fun begin!

Bianca Madrid