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Hostess Code for June: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150 and our monthly hostess will get the hostess rewards so no free dollars are left unused. If your order is over $150 you will have earned the hostess rewards. You will get a little thank you gift from me for any order outside of club! Club members receive the special reward of receiving card kits.
To all the wonderful men in our life that we need to celebrate and those we will always remember this Father’s Day: Happy Father’s Day!
I used the Enjoy Life stamp set (retired) and the Silhouette Scenes (pg 136) to make three Father’s Day Cards:
The greeting: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
I did three different inside greetings as well using the “A Good Man” stamp set on page 32.
For my son-in-law, Tyler, with two little boys, Jaxson & Emmitt:
For my son-in-law, Jonathan, with a little girl – Emma:
Here they are at the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo in Colorado Springs:
Such a great dad and such a great grandpa!
Well, Sal, it isn’t hard. Let me take a picture of the tools I use:
It is a piece of window sheet with several different sizes of circles punched in the sheet. (I placed the window sheet on black for the picture so you could see the different circles.) The largest circle is 1 1/2″, then 1″, 3/4″, and 5/8″ punched circles.
First, I used the Sponge Brayer (#141714 on pg. 147) and Mint Macaron ink and lightly sponged the entire front whisper white piece.
Then I placed the window sheet on that front sponged piece, held it in place with washi tape, and sponged several times over all the circles. I moved the window sheet to a new place on the front piece, secured it with tape, and sponged the circles again.
Sure, let me zoom it a bit:
The circles overlap giving the out of focus bokeh look!
I cased this layout from one at StampinSavvy.com. She used a watercolor wash for the background and added long hair to the image of the silhouette. I wanted a masculine silhouette instead so I used our Take Your Pick tool’s pointy end and removed ink from the neckline before stamping so it didn’t have any hair on the neck. I also increased the arm and leg sizes with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
We still sell the Basic Black marker individually -pg 147, #100082. I used the black marker to color the edge of the front piece by using the side of the marker- not the tip -to color all around the edge. The Just Jade base was stamped at the bottom with Versa Mark and the grass stamp in Enjoy Life.
For the inside greeting, I used the black marker once again to color the “to be a” of the Enjoy LIfe greeting stamp – see above in red. This brought the same font from the front to the inside. Remember – only use the Stampin’ Write Markers to color the back of your stamps, if you use the alcohol Stampin’ Blends they will stain your stamp.
I used the retired Guy Greetings set for the dad, grandpa and Happy Father’s Day words and the Make A Difference stamp set for a nice exclamation point.
And “voila” we are done!
Of course, it is a great layout that would work with dozens of stamps.
- Base: Just Jade 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- First Layer: DSP (designer series paper) Forever Greenery 5 1/2 X 1 3/4
- Top Layer: Whisper White 3 X 4 1/4 sponged with Mint Macaron- bokeh technique
- Inside Layer: Whisper White 4 X 5 1/4
- Inside Strip: DSP Forever Greenery 1/2 X 5 1/4
- Stamp Sets: A Good Man, Enjoy Life, Guy Greetings, Summer Days for the tiny butterflies, Make A Difference for the explanation mark
- Ink: Mint Macaron, Tuxedo Memento Black, Versa Mark
- Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
- 61/2 Black Twine to wrap DSP and 2 1/2 to tie knot
- Three black jewels for corner
Thank you for stopping by and visiting! I hope you have learned something and will come back. Next week I will post a card with the Summer Days stamp set. If you add your email address at the top right of the page, you will receive an email each time I post. Leaving a comment lets me know there is someone out there and I am not just talking to Sal and myself! I love hearing from you.
Hostess Code for June: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150 and our monthly hostess will get the hostess rewards so no free dollars are left unused. If your order is over $150 you will have earned the hostess rewards. You will get a little thank you gift from me for any order outside of club! Club members have the special reward of receiving card kits so contact me if you are interested in being a part of a club: 303-815-0838 or [email protected].
If you are part of club and my faithful followers – THANK YOU for your support. If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business!
SAL, Sharing A Love of the wonderful Dads in my life
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Thank you to those who joined me on Facebook for the catalog launch! It was comforting to see your comments and know you were there ‘cheering me on’ so to speak as I tried something new.
I will do it again this Saturday, June 13, at 9:30 and hopefully improve the presentation.
Here is the link: http://facebook.com/stampalosopher
The card I demonstrated is a bridge fold card using Grace’s Garden Stamp Set and Garden Gateway dies.
I used the Forever Greenery DSP (designer series paper) for the background. I thought the ferns looked like evergreen trees and made a great background. Remember that movie ‘Secret Garden’ where the children find the gate to a beautiful garden?
Here is the card with a large evergreen tree and then the card with a small evergreen tree (fern).
Do you feel like you are in a forest?
I put the greeting on the back.
And more flowers and a sun in the middle of the front.
I taught a little bit about using the Stamparatus to save time by mounting three of the stamps on the plate and then moving the plate down two counts on the hinge and stamping again. The stamps I only wanted to stamp once, the bird, kitty cat and little flower were on the second plate and the gate and lupines on a third plate. I used three plates instead of 9 blocks when you count the greeting on the back!!
I stamped everything with Memento Tuxedo ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends, except for the edging on the arch which I used a black Stampin’ Marker to color the edge so the arch looked very much like the gate and not so stark white. I just held the marker so I could rub the edge of the arch on the side of the marker, similar to sponging. Compare the arch on the first card without the edges colored to the arch on the second card with the coloring. Huge difference – yes? Little details like that make us artists not just crafters.
Grace’s Garden Stamp Set & Garden Gateway Dies Bridge Card Recipe
Base: Mint Macaron 8 X 4 1/4
Score the base at: 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4
Bridge Strip: Mint Macaron 5 1/2 X 1/2
Back for greeting: Whisper White 4 x 2 7/8
Front Garden Back: DSP 4 X 2 7/8
Sides and front: DSP Make 4- 4 X 1 1/8
Thick Whisper White for arch: 3 X 4 1/4, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Sun: 1″ punch of Daffodil Delight scrap, sponge the edge
Vines at corners: Mint Macaron 2 1/2 X 2 , die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Cardstock for Stamped Images: Whisper White 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 make 2
Stamp two of each of the 3 flower images, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Stamp two fence posts and two rose vines, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Stamp one gate, one cat, one bird, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Note: 5 X 7 1/4 magnet sheet to hold the dies in place in your plastic pouch
Stampin’ Blends Coloring
Arch, Gate and Posts: Light Smoky Slate; also used the black Stampin’ Marker to color the edge of the arch.
Note: I colored with the Stampin’ Marker on the edge because the Stampin’ Blends will bleed.
Grass: Dk Old Olive
Lupine: Dk Highland Heather and Dk Granny Apple Green
Smallest flowers: Lt Mango Melody and Dk Granny Apple Green
Medium flowers: Lt Daffodil Delight, Lt Old Olive and a touch of Dk Mango melody in the center
Large hollyhock flowers: Dk Night of Navy and Lt Call Me Clover
Rose vine: Dk Real Red and Dk Shaded Spruce
Bird: Dk Daffodil Delight
Kitty Cat: Dk and Lt Pumpkin Pie
Remember to add a Lt Smoky Slate shadow below the cat and flowers on your back greeting
We made two other projects together – the In Color Sampler sheet and the In Color bookmark. It is tradition you know!
Base: Cinnamon Cider 6 X 2 (minus a hair) Punch with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Layer: Just Jade 5 3/8 X 1 3/4 Corner round the top with the Detailed Trio Punch
Medallions: Many Medallions Dies in 1 X 5 1/2 strip Magenta Madness, 1/2 X 5 1/2 Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee.
Ribbon: 4″ of Faux Suede and Bumblebee Gingham; 6″ of Linen Thread
Magnet Insert for Medallion Dies 6 1/2 X 6 1/4
Order Color Sampler Sheets
I will make you color sampler sheets for $1 per sheet. There are 12 total sheets:
- Basics Collection
- Brights Collection
- Neutrals Collection
- Regals Collection
- Subtles Collection
- In Color Collection 2019-2021
- In Color Collection 2020-2022
- Orange & Yellow comparison sheet
- Purple & Brown comparison sheet
- Red & Pink comparison sheet
- Green comparison sheet
- Blues & gray comparison sheet
Text your order to 303-815-0838 or email [email protected]. You can pay through Paypal.
See you soon!
SAL, Sharing A Lot
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Hello Stamping Friends,
Click on the above link to join me on my facebook page for the annual catalog launch. June 9, 9:30AM MT
Here’s a sneak peak of the card we will be making:
See you there!
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Hello Stamping Friends,
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Isn’t it beautiful?!! The photography is fabulous and when you see some of the DSP – designer series paper – made from live photos you will be amazed!
Ordering began today at noon! A BIG thank you to those who have already jumped to the task of ordering before anything sells out. My task was to get catalogs into everyone’s hands. If you would like one please contact me. Text: 303-815-0838
We hope to see the new cutting machine by Christmas if all goes well!
My catalog launch this year is a Facebook Live Event happening twice:
- Tuesday morning, June 9th, 9:30 AM
- Saturday morning, June 13th, 9:30 AM
This is the link to my Facebook business page. If you would like a kit with the projects we will be doing give me a shout out! The kit is $5 and you will make a card, a bookmark and a color sheet with the new In Colors. There will be a catalog scavenger hunt with prizes!
That is so hard but I think it “might” be the Peony Garden Suite on page 82. Here’s a video:
Maybe it is just because I have been looking for a peony bush for my yard and they sell out so quick that I haven’t found one.
But then there is the Bird Bundle on page 120 and you know how I love birds!
Sarcasm doesn’t look good on you, Sal.
Let’s go away and let our stamping friends enjoy the catalog.
SAL, Sending A Launch memo
June hostess code: 2KNDJXFN
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June 1-30 hostess code: 2KNDJXFN with Lucille as our first hostess for the one year rotation.
Goodbye Blueberry Bushel…
Goodbye Grapefruit Grove…
Goodbye Pineapple Punch….
The retiring colors are my favorite ever In Colors! Well…. maybe until now. Tomorrow we say hello to Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight- beautiful new In Colors that will be in the catalog for two years!
The new catalog is available for ordering starting at NOON tomorrow, June 3; but I mustn’t get ahead of myself. Many retiring products have sold out but there are oodles left! Click on the image to check out what’s left:
Yes, I am still having a catalog launch with all our traditional fun but this year there will be two Facebook Live events and I need to mail you kits or have you do a porch pickup starting tomorrow. Club members receive the kits free, to guests it is a $5 fee plus shipping and you can participate from anywhere in the USA. Just hurry and let me know so I can get the kits in the mail tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 9, Catalog Launch: 9:30 MT Facebook Live on my Stampalosopher Facebook page.
Saturday, June 13, Catalog Launch: 9:30 MT Facebook Live on my Stampalosopher Facebook page.
I am working on getting you out of quarantine. We will see what happens.
The event will be recorded and posted here on the blog and in a YouTube video so you will be able to follow along at anytime – even midnight you dear night owls.
Would you like to update your color sampler sheets or purchase a new set? I will be preparing the comparison sheets that show all our greens, blues, etc. together on one sheet as well as a sheet for each of the color families. The catalog launch kit will have the In Color sheet for you with the new In Colors but you can get any of the other sheets for $1 per sheet so just let me know which ones you would like.
Have a wonderful day! You might want to take a nap so you can get up early to see the new catalog online. I will post it here. Ordering starts at NOON to give the home office time to change over all the products.
SAL, So Anxiously Longing (for the new catalog)
June 1-30 hostess code: 2KNDJXFN with Lucille as our first hostess for the one year rotation.