Saturday, May 30, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia

Hello! How nice of you to stop by my blog today for a visit. I hope you are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. If you need supplies for your creations and live in the United States my shop button above will take you to my Stampin’ Up® shop.

Here is what I’ve been up to lately! An elegant thank you card using Good Morning Magnolia, Daffodil Delight Blends and an embossed sentiment.

A few weeks ago I had so much fun playing along with a mystery stamping video by Donna Gray, Stampin’ Up® Demonstrator in Australia. The first clue was to prep a card base and layers, with Whisper White to stamp on; also to have a stamp set with a large flower, Tuxedo Black Ink and Stampin’ Blends.

I chose the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and had a blast creating this card, one step at a time as each clue was revealed. My card is quite different than Donna’s card. I took large flower stamp quite literally, LOL! 

Here is the photo of my cardstock supplies and dimensions in Imperial A2 size and Metric A4 size:

I made this on my Facebook Page - Stampin’ With Nutsy - in a Facebook live on May 22, 2020. Today I did a first for me - I uploaded the video to YouTube and put it in the blog below.

For the full Card Recipe click here: Good Morning Magnolia:

You can watch the video on my YouTube Channel:

Thank you again for stopping by - you will notice in the video I show the new catalog cover, all we are allowed to show until June 3, 2020 when it goes ‘live’ and we can start placing orders. I will post a host code on June 3 for the month. 

Do you live in the USA? Don’t have a demonstrator?  Click the ‘Contact Me’ button above to request a catalog.

My next Facebook live will be June 5, 2020 at 1:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time. I’ll be showing some new products and making a card featuring one of the new sets. I’d love for you to join me.

Happy Stamping! 
Nancy aka Nutsy 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you continue to stay well!

May 16 is the Global SU Share Fair, our customer appreciation event. I’ve joined with several other demonstrators to put on a day of Facebook Lives! It is an honor to join these lovely ladies. We have put together a PDF as a gift for orders, just use the code in the graphic. We do have a minimum order of $50.

There is still time for my customers to let me know you would like to attend. Please message me and I will invite you.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Exciting News!

We are having another day of Facebook Lives. This is a thank you event for our customers. If you have purchased Stampin’ Up®️ products from me and would like to join the fun, let me know and I will invite you to the private group.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sending Sunshine-June Paoer Pumpkin

In June Stampin Up!®️ will release a special edition of Paper Pumpkin. You can order a single box, or start a 3, 6, or 9 month subscription. This box features cards (the kit has everything you will need to make then) plus extra pieces to decorate the beautiful box so you can send a gift of sunshine to a friend. I have fixed the link to my shop, if you’d like to purchase this fantastic Paper Pumpkin, just click the Shop Now link above or contact me and I will help you.

Thank you for gstopig by my blog! I hope you continue to be safe and healthy!
Happy Monday Morning!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ornate Garden Thank You Card

Hello! I am so happy you have stopped by my blog. I hope you are healthy and safe.

I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Gallery, May 2020, if you would like to vote for my card, please CLICK HERE

Today’s card is inspired by Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Kelly Acheson. She, in turn, was inspired by another demonstrator, Rhonda Wade. I hope the layout inspires you, also.

The Ornate Garden Suite is so beautiful!

I cut my designer series paper (dsp) into 4” X 6” pieces and store these card pieces in a stamp case, ready to use; I’ve done the hard part, making that first cut! I used the designer series paper on the envelope flap, gluing it securely! The remainder of the piece is on the bottom of the cardbase.

This piece of the Ornate Garden Designer Paper is1 3/4" X 4 1/4". Oh my! I put glue on the foil side!

 I then glued this to the front of my card base, at the bottom.

 On the inside sentiment layer I stamped my sentiment and adhered a 1/2 " X 4 1/8" strip of the designer series paper.

I then adhered a designer series paper to the envelope flap. You will notice a small piece of the envelope peeking out of the bottom of the photo.

The gold foil sheet is cut at 3 3/4" X 4 3/4".

The very vanilla card stock is cut at 3 1/2" X 4 1/2". After stamping, these will layer onto the front of your card.

Stamp the large floral arrangement from the Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink and use the same ink to stamp the sentiment, Thanks. Both sentiments are from the Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Adhere the stamped piece to the gold paper and then adhere both to the card base using dimensionals.

The bow is Terracotta Tile Ribbon, also in the stamp set. And I added Gold Faceted Gems.

I don't think you can see it, but I spritzed this with Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed with 70% using the Stampin' Spritzer. The sparkle is lovely. As an alternative, you could use the Wink of Stella brush and individually highlight the image.

I hope you have enjoyed the card and it has inspired you to make one for yourself.

I appreciate your visit to my blog and would be honored to be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator if you do not already have one.

Click title for card recipe: Ornate Garden Thank You Card

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Scrappy Strip Noble Peacock Card

Welcome to my blog! Thank you so much for visiting. My card is inspired by Brun Bertucci. This is a fun and easy card to make with a lot of WOW! 
The first thing I did was assemble my Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper and my Noble Peacock Foil Sheets. The three colors in these sets are Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock. Happily, this card uses up some of the bits and pieces left from other projects. I had several pieces 2” X 5 1/2” and cut these into strips with one end wider than the other, not necessarily triangles although some of mine ended up triangular.

The strips from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP are glued to a 3 3/4” X 5” piece of Noble Peacock Foil sheet with a little space left between the strips. Arrange the strips in a pattern that pleases your eye. I like to lay my strips onto the foil sheet before I glue. This is in landscape orientation but can also be done in portrait.

All glued down and not very attractive. Turn it over and cut the edges flush with the mat layer (foil sheet)

Ah, so much better. I love the way the foil shines. As you can see by the space between my strips, I chose Blueberry Bushel foil for my mat. You will now mat this onto another piece of the same foil - for this card it’s Blueberry Bushel, cut at 4” X 5 1/4”. 

And now we have a card front that is beautiful. I didn’t feel the need to do much to it, I stamped Thanks from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set onto Vellum using VersaMark Ink and embossed with black embossing powder; I cut it out with the a stitched shape die, then glued it to the front of the card being careful to only put glue behind the words, so it wouldn’t show.

Check out the upper left corner of the second picture for the inside of this card. I used the foil sheet, cut at 4” X 5 1/4”, mounted a Whisper White piece of cardstock cut at 3 3/4” X 5” with a strip at the top and bottom.

This technique can be used with any designer series paper. WARNING: this is so much fun it’s hard to stop! 

Here are some other samples:
Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper

Done by one of my customers for a challenge.
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

Sentiment stamped and embossed onto Blueberry Bushel Cardstock.
I hope you are inspired by this card and give this technique a try! 

Don’t have a demonstrator? Live in the USA? Need to order supplies? I would love to help! You can contact me or shop in my store by clicking a button at the top of this blog. 

In these challenging times, please stay safe and well. And I also hope you keep busy creating and mailing your cards, there is nothing like finding Happy Mail in the mailbox.