My two love birds from Love You Much were stamped on Sweet Always Designer Series paper, snipped out and paper pieced for adorable little figures. TIP: A Stampin' Dimensional went below each for a little 3-D effect. There's still time to enjoy a 20% savings on the Love You Much Bundle. Click here for details. Offer ends Jan. 31.
My order from Stampin' Up!'s Spring/Summer Catalog arrived today. Dance. Dance. Gorgeous Designer Paper, new stamps and embellishments plus amazing goodies for the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine. I'm organizing everything in my new space tonight and you'll see plenty of samples and tutorials 🙂
I grabbed the Texturz Plates and used Squares (along with my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine) to create the luscious embossed background on the Very Vanilla card stock. See all the snazzy Texturz designs below. The embossed patterns are lovely but softer than the Cuttlebug Embossing folders. One big benefit is that they are larger than a CB folder and cover an entire 4.25 x 5.5 card and beyond. The instructions for the sandwich are included on the Big Shot Multipurpose platform. I'll work up a tutorial for you soon 🙂
The dimensions of each plate are 7 3/8" x 5 7/8". They fit through the opening of a Cuttlebug. However, I only have used them with the Big Shot and don't have the specifics on building the sandwich for alternative die-cut machines. Please check with the manufacturer if you hope to use them on a Cuttlebug or other die-cut machine 🙂
TIP: I used Stampin' Up!'s Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive Markers to color the sentiment stamp directly (yes, on the rubber). A few warm huffs to moisten the ink, stamp and you have a two color stamp image. The sentiment is from Yummy, a Sale-A-Bration stamp set coming Feb. 1. More peeks soon.
COMING UP TOMORROW: My design for Taylored Expression's Cupcake Sketch Challenge Anniversary. Taylor is offering wonderful prizes. You like prizes, right?
COMING UP SOON 🙂 My Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone is nearly complete. I was waiting for a couple of the new D?cor Elements images to arrive to add a final touch of wall art. It arrived today and I'll give you a full tour in the near future.
Stamp Set: Love You Much (113756), Yummy (Sale-A-Bration, available Feb. 1)
Paper: Sweet Always Designer Series (112468), Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650), Bravo Burgundy (105123)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy Ink Pad (105214) and Stampin' Up! Marker (105109), Old Olive Marker (100079)
Cool Tools: Small Oval Punch (107304), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Trio Flower Punch (109183), 1/4" Circle Punch (retired), Bigz Top Note Die (113463), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Texturz Plate #4 Squares, Nestabilities Circles (www.ucutathome.com)
The Perfect Touch: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454), Circle Rhinestone Brads (109111, Ice), Bloom Die Cuts (111376), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)