Just in Case - Celebrate Today & Balloon Framelits

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It's Just in Case Thursday today.  This is the day that Patsy Waggoner and I use a project form one of our current publications and recreate it or use it as inspiration for our design. 

CASE = Copy and Share Everything

Today's card is based on this one from page 4 of the Occasions Catalogue using the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and coordinating Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies which are both retiring at the end of May.  The dies are on sale but are only available while supplies last!

Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies - Regular Price $44 - on sale for 50% off - $22

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If you would like the instructions for today's card make sure you are a subscriber to my newsletter.  Each Sunday I send out an email with the instructions for this week's Just in Case project. Sign up here!

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I choose Emerald Envy as the cardbase and Crushed Curry for the balloon.  You can add dimension to the balloon by stamping the dots on top.  With the photopolymer stamps it's easy to see exactly where you want to place them.  I added a few rhinestones just to give it some bling.

The Celebrate Today stamp set and matching Balloon Framelits are also retiring in May so you'll want to order them before they sell out.

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set - regular price $32.00 - on sale for $27.20
Balloon Framelits - regular price $22.50 - on sale for $18.00

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Here are some more projects using the stamps and framelits.  I love the hot air balloon!

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Hop over to Patsy's blog to see what she CASED today!

Here's some of the products I used in today's project (click on the pictures and be taken to my online store).

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Card Swap Sunday! Carousel Birthday Stamp Set

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When I was in Toronto at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event I was able to spend some time with the amazing Brenda Montesano and she kindly gave me this amazing WOW swap she had made using the Carousel Birthday Stamp Set.  It truly would take your breath away in person. 

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Each side has a little carousel horse inside the oval frame.  As you turn it you see a different horse on each side - it truly looks like a carousel turning around.

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I tried to take a picture of the inside so you could see how Brenda constructed the card.  And did I mention she made 15 of these and each element is fussy cut.  Just amazing! I'm so honoured that she gifted me one of her creations.

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You can lay it flat for mailing in a regular envelope too!

So now for the bad news...this set is in the Occasions catalogue and it's retiring on May 31st.  You can still purchase it if you do so by May 22nd, after that date there is no guarantee it will still be available.

The Cupcakes & Carousels Suite or products from the Occasions Catalogue coordinates beautifully together.  Here are the products available but remember that the accessories (non stamps) will only be available while supplies last.

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - High Tide Stamp Set

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It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  Patsy and I give away free cards every single month and today I'm sharing one of those cards with you!  Let me give you a little background on our Free Card Program.  Each month we choose two stamp sets and we each make 2 cards with each set.  Then we prepare an 8 page PDF with all the instructions, measurements and supplies and give it as a thank you gift to our customers who purchase through our online stores.  That's all you have to do - place any size order through our store.  It gets better....when that order is $50 or more we send you two of the cards in the mail! My customers love receiving the cards each month.

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This month one of our stamp sets is High Tide and I'm so thrilled it's going to be in the next Annual Catalogue so you can use the PDF in the future too.  This card uses a fabulous designer paper stack called Serene Scenery and it had some fabulous designs including this one that looked like the shore and ocean.  Sadly it's retired and has already sold out.  You could create a similar look with a watercolour wash technique.

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The lighthouse is a two step technique where you use two images, one on top of the other, to create a multi coloured final image.  In Vancouver we have many lighthouses because we are on the water and so I have a natural love for them.  I stamped the lighthouse and then stamped the sentiment on top. 

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These cars were created by the talented concept artists at Stampin' Up!  You can make any colour lighthouse using the two step method and add all the other elements easily because the stamps are photopolymer and you can see right where to place them.

 Are you ready to receive our free PDF and cards in the mail? Check out all the details here:

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Just in Case - All Things Thanks & Free PDF

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Today is Just in Case Thursday, the day that Patsy Waggoner and I share a card we have CASED from our current catalogues.

CASE = Copy and Share Everything

Sometimes I make the card exactly as it is shared or I change the images or colours and use it just for inspiration.  Today's card is on page 34 of the Occasions catalogue and uses the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper and All Things Thanks stamp set. 

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I loved the fresh look of this card and switched it up with different colours and the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (both retiring so hurry if you want them!)

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I love the Designer Paper so much - the flower patterns on one side and the more traditional gingham and dots on the opposite sides.

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Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper:

  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
  • #142778

On sale from $14.50 to $8.70 (40 % off but only while supplies last - it's in low inventory)

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I used the same layout to create this card but flipped it 90 degrees.  This card uses brand new product coming in the new Annual Catalogue on June 1st! Isn't it gorgeous?! The Daisy Delight Stamp Set has a matching Daisy Punch so no fussy cutting.  The paper is from Delightful Daisy Designer Paper and it's stunning.  I finished off the daisy with a Silver Faceted Gem. 

 

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Would you like to get a copy of the full colour instructions and measurements for this card? Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter at this link and it will be delivered to your inbox on Sunday!

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Oh So Succulent Stamp Set - On Sale for 25% off $19.50

Succulent Framelits Dies - On Sale for 50% off $22.00

TOTAL FOR BOTH $41.50 compared to regular bundled price of $63.00

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper - On Sale for 40% off $8.70

Here's a list of products used in today's card:

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Colour Your World Blog Hop! Little Cuties

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It's Colour Your World Blog Hop with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from our global Stampin' Up! family!

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This month we have a monochromatic colour palette. The adorable cat reminds Sam (one of our hoppers) of her cat Fennel so I thought I would make a card to honour her kitty using the Little Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set. 

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I started by adding some Urban Underground Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape across the front of my Shimmery White cardstock.  I stamped the kitten image and hat in Basic Black Archival ink on a Shimmery White and cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The kitty is coloured with our new Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen.  I added a little Melon Mambo to her ears and hat because I thought she was a little too plain.

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I love this set so much and it's so easy to add the ears, hat, crown and rocker pieces because the set is photopolymer so you can "see" exactly where to place them.  This set is on the retirement list so if you want this set make sure you order it soon.  It will be guaranteed to be available until May 22.

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I added some Basic Black Thick Baker's Twine becaues what's a kitty without some twine to play with right? I also wanted to add some texture to the card.  When you watercolor an image make sure to "anchor" it with some ground underneath it.

Download Colour Your World Little Cuties PDF Instructions

Here are the products I used in today's card. Click on the pictures and you'll be redirected to my online store.

 

Click on the Next button to be taken to the amazing Alisa Tilsner's blog!

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If you get lost you can find your way easily with this list of blog hoppers today:
Alison Solven - Canada (you are here!)
Patsy Waggoner -USA
Sophie Prestrelle- France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond - UK
Barbara Meyer- Austria
Anna Sposato- Germany

Don't forget to visit our Facebook Group page to share or just see more projects made with the color challenge.

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