Beautiful You Are All Dressed Up for Cardz 4 Galz

Pretty Birthday Card Featuring #BeautifulYou, #HelloFriend, #PetalPairs, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

The Design Team has made some great inspiration cards for you over at Cardz 4 Galz for our new challenge – All Dressed Up, hosted by Caz. What a fun challenge for that female you know who just loves to dress up! It reminds of my daughter when she was about 3 years old and only wanted to wear dresses. And they had to be pink or purple, and flowers made them even more perfect in her eyes! LOL I instantly went to one of the best stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! came out with called Beautiful You. It has been so popular and the cards I have seen on Pinterest over the past year have all been stunning. If you want to see it, I will have a link to it at the bottom of my post.

Pretty Birthday Card Featuring #BeautifulYou, #HelloFriend, #PetalPairs, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Beautiful You Project
  • The stamp that made the color of the dress (not the outline) is really neat, isn’t it?! I can’t believe that I was able to do that in one try LOL! It helped that I did it a little backwards, the Lovely Lipstick stamp first, then the dress outline second. I am finding it easier to stamp from the inside out. Give it a go!
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! ProductsPretty Birthday Card Featuring #BeautifulYou, #HelloFriend, #PetalPairs, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp
  • Stamp Sets: Beautiful You, Hello Friend
  • Paper: In Color 6″x6″ DSP (New!), Lovely Lipstick (New!), Basic Black
  • Ink: Lovely Lipstick (New!), Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Rose Garden Thinlits (Retiring), Bitty Banners Framelits, Petal Pair TIEF, Basic Black Write Marker
  • Finishing Touch: none

 

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

   

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits
[129267]
$15.00

 

Texture by Embossing with Dies Using Guy Greetings and Flourishing Phrases

Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while the we inspire you to step up your creations. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal. 

Guy Greetings and Flourishing Phrases have been faithful stamp sets for my cards. If you have been to my blog before, you’re probably aware that I absolutely love texture and layers. So, looking for a technique for this fun hop theme, I wanted to do something that I haven’t done before. Then, my Stampin’ Up! preorder came in and there they were – the brand new Big Shot Embossing Mats! So, I started to use them for these two cards and have some tips for you as well. I’m leaving my post as short as I can so you can continue on your way along the hop. Please feel free to ask any questions about this technique in a comment!

 

Pretty Floral Card Featuring #FlourishingPhrases, #FlourishThinlits, #ShareWhatYouLove, #AllOccasion, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Classic Masculine Card Featuring #GuyGreetings, #FathersDay, #Masculine, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making These Projects
  •  First, be aware that everyone’s Big Shot has different tensions. Mine seems to be pretty loose, so if you are following the sandwich instructions on the package (and you need to!), and you aren’t getting the embossing onto the paper, use a shim, such as a piece of cardstock or printer paper to help out. My Big Shot did better after I tightened the handle as well.
  • Another tip is to make sure that your dies do not have any packaging adhesive residue. It will rip your cardstock when you try to take the die away! (Yep, I learned that one the hard way!!)
  • If you are using a framelit with some details, cut it out first, then flip it over and run it through again with the Embossing Mats to get even more detail.
  • If you are using really detailed thinlits, you might want to cut it out first, leaving the paper in the die, then run through the Big Shot with the Embossing Mats. The little holes are less likely to show on your final project.

Pretty Floral Card Featuring #FlourishingPhrases, #FlourishThinlits, #ShareWhatYouLove, #AllOccasion, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Classic Masculine Card Featuring #GuyGreetings, #FathersDay, #Masculine, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Guy Greetings, Flourishing Phrases
  • Paper: Petal Passion DSP, Share What You Love Specialty DSP (New!), Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Big Shot Embossing Mats, Flourish Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
  • Finishing Touch: Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits, Nature’s Twine (New!), Metal Rimmed Pearls, Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (New!), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (New!)

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

 

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

 

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping  <<<=== You are here!
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Pamela Sadler at Paris in the Spring
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies

Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies
[135854]
$33.00