PPA310 – Seaside Shore Fish Shaker

Hi Stampers.  I have another Pals Paper Arts sketch to share with you today.  I’ve used it to make two cards.  A basic card and one “stepped up” as a shaker card.  I used the new Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore stamp set and the new Seaside Textured Embossing Folder.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish card by QueenBCreations

For this card I used a Crumb Cake card base (8.5″ x 5.25″, scored at 4.25″).  I then used my circle framelits to cut 2.25″ circle into a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Pool Party card stock.  I then used the Big Shot and Seaside textured embossing folder to add the waves.  The fish in the big bubble are stamped onto a 3.25″ x 3.25″ square of Whisper White card stock.  I used Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze ink on the left fish and Crushed Curry and Basic Black on the fish on the left.  I stamped the bubbles in Pool Party ink.  The Whisper White square was adhered behind the large circle with snail adhesive and then the Pool Party layer adhered to the card base with snail adhesive.

The Island Indigo colored fish and the Tip Top Taupe seashell and starfish were stamped onto Whisper White card stock card stock.  The Island Indigo fish was punched out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch and the seashell and starfish are punched out with a 1″ circle punch.  The smaller circle as adhered with snail adhesive and the medium circle is adhered with a stampin’ dimensional.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish inside card by QueenBCreations

This cute saying and sea kelp are also from the Seaside Shore stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo ink and the sea kelp in Wild Wasabi ink onto a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White and adhered that to the interior of the card with snail adhesive.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish Shaker card by QueenBCreationsThis version of the sketch is a shaker card.  It was done very similar, but I added dimensionals between the embossed layer and the card base.  I also added a layer of acetate over inside fish.  I cut the acetate the same size as the Whisper White layer (3.25″ x 3.25″) and used the foam adhesive strips to add a frame around the square, added some sequins to the middle and then put the acetate over that.  I then used snail adhesive to adhere it to the embossed layer.  I put stampin’ dimensionals at each corner of the embossed layer and adhered to to the card base.  I also sponged around the smaller circles with Pool Party ink.  I stamped the “Ahoy, there” banner in Island Indigo ink and “fussy cut” it out with scissors and adhered with a piece of foam strip.

Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore Fish Shaker card by QueenBCreations

I used the same sentiment on the inside, but added the anchor to the bottom left and the fish to the top right with Island Indigo ink, instead of the sea kelp at the bottom.

I hope these cards inspire you to play along with Pals Paper Arts and/or take your cards to the next level by trying a shaker card.

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“It’s a Pattern Party” Pals Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers, welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I’m in love with the new Fox Builder punch!  There are just so many things you can do with it! The cutest thing I’ve seen done with it so far came from someone overseas.  The blog was in a foreign language, so I couldn’t read it, but the photos made it easy to replicate the little bears.  Aren’t they just the cutest?!?!

Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch was made to make these adorable teddy bears in love by Queen B Creations

This card has a Basic Grey card base 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 4.25″.  Next up is a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Designer Series Paper from the A Little Foxy DSP paper stack.  I then punched the heart out of Blushing Bride card stock with the heart punch, stamped the sentiment (from Flourishing Phrases) in Memento Black ink and adhered it with a dimensional.  The bottom was an oval of Garden Green card stock that I trimmed to fit the bottom, to make it appear the bears are sitting on a hill.  I sponged the card stock with Garden Green ink to give it some depth.

Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch was made to make these adorable teddy bears in love by Queen B Creations

To create the little bears, I used the new Fox Builder Punch.  I used Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake card stock. As you can see, I rounded off the tips of the ears with my paper snips to give the bears softer ears.  I then used the smallest semi circle from the Swirly Bird dies and the smallest circle from the Owl Builder Punch for the nose.  I punched the feet out with the middle size circle of the Owl Builder Punch and stamped the feet onto the circles. The bow tie is from the Snow Friends Framelit dies using Soft Sky card stock.  The bow in the girl bears hair is the same die, but I rounded the tips with my paper snips and added a rhinestone to the center.  The bears bodies were adhered with snail adhesive and the head was adhered with a dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases sentiment on the interior of a card by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used this sentiment and greenery from the Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink and the greenery was stamped in Garden Green.  I love to complete the interior of the card as well as the outside.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Final Line-up:  

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  8. Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
  9. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  15. Laura Schollaart at Laura b’ Stampin’
  16. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  17. Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Elephant Peek-a-boo

Hi Stampers.  Are you ready for a giggle? I saw a card like this in one of the Facebook groups I belong too.  It made me laugh and I knew I had to make some! This card is made with the Playful Pals stamp set and matching Pyramid Pals Thinlit Dies and the Botanical Blooms stamp set with matching Botanical Builder Framelit Dies.

Peek-a-boo Elephant Stampin' Up! Playful Pals & Botanical Blooms by Queen B Creations

This card was made with a Mossy Meadow card base and the Botanical Gardens DSP.  Both of these have retired last month.  But, do not fear, it could be done with either Garden Green or Always Artichoke and another paper with leaves – or better yet – stamp your own DSP!  I adhered the DSP to the card front and then cut a square out of the front of the card with the square framelits. I stamped the elephant pieces onto Basic Gray card stock with Basic Gray ink and cut them out with the framelits and sponged all the edges with Basic Gray ink. I stamped the eyes onto Whisper White card stock with Basic Gray ink and colored the eyelids and around the eye with a Basic Gray marker.  I stamped the leaves from the Botanical Blooms stamp set onto Mossy Meadow card stock and cut them out with the Botanical Builder framelit dies.  I cut the flowers out of Calypso Coral card stock and put a small pearl accent in the center of each flower.

Peek-a-boo Elephant Stampin' Up! Playful Pals & Botanical Blooms by Queen B Creations

The inside of this card is what got me laughing.  How cute is this?  The back half of the elephant hanging out on the inside of the card!  LOL  I then added a layer of Smokey Slate card stock to the inside of the card.  You could add any kind of sentiment to the interior of this card or leave it blank to write your own message.  The recipient is sure to get a giggle out of it, too!

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PPA306 – A Foxy Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers. It’s that time again!  Time for another Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  This sketch is brought to you by the fabulous Mary Fish of Stampin’ Pretty.  I am blessed to be a Stampin’ Pretty Pal, not only do I reap the benefits of her knowledge, but the stampers (hobby and business demos) that sign up under me also benefit from all the wonderful things Mary has to offer – added to what I offer.  Did I mention that in June you get two additional stamp sets to add to the already fabulously discounted kit – that you get to choose yourself! What a great deal – ask me how to get in on the best deal ever!  Anyway…. back to our sketch.  Here is the card I created:

ppa306 Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends stamp set and A Little Foxy DSP Spotlight Technique by Queen B Creations

This card has a Basic Grey card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″). Next up was a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ layer of Designer Series Paper from the A Little Foxy DSP stack.  I used the Foxy Friends stamp set with Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate and Memento Black ink pads to stamp the foxes onto Whisper White card stock.  I cut the faces out with the circle framelits and used the next size up to make a matte with Basic Black card stock.  The ribbon across the bottom is some retired ribbon I had left over – it just happened to be exactly the right color.

ppa306-inside Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends stamp set and A Little Foxy DSP Spotlight Technique by Queen B Creations

On the inside of the card, I used the same stamp set and stamped the stump in Chocolate Chip ink and the fox in Calypso Coral and Memento black ink in the bottom right corner.  In the upper right corner I used Always Artichoke ink to stamp some greenery.  I got the two tones by stamping the first set of leaves and then stamping the second set of leaves without re-inking the stamp.

I hope my card inspires you to play along with Pals Paper Arts – or at least pull out your supplies and stamp.  If you wish to purchase any of the products used in the making of this card, please use my “shop online” button on this blog to browse my store or use the links below to take you directly to the product you wish to purchase.

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Bloomin’ 25th Anniversary

Hi Stampers.  Today I am using up some retired card stock and proving that the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits are not just for Valentines Day.  I combined it with the Large Numbers Dies and the Number of Years stamp set to create this beautiful Anniversary card.

25th Anniversary card made with Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart and Large Number dies.

The card base is made from the retired Lost Lagoon card stock and paired with Very Vanilla card stock.  I punched a 1/4″ hole about .75 of an inch in from each side in the middle and ran Lost Lagoon ribbon up through each hole from the back and then wrapping it around the side and gluing to the back with glue dot’s.  I then adhered that layer to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.  I used the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit and Lost Lagoon card stock to cut out the beautiful heart that I adhered with a few drops of monoadhesive glue behind the flowers of the heart and a few larger leaves.  The “25” was cut from silver glimmer paper using the Large Numbers framelit dies and the “th” and “anniversary” were stamped onto Very Vanilla with Lost Lagoon ink and then cut out with the framelits.  All these are adhered to heart with stampin’ dimensionals (I used the edges, since they can be cut smaller).

25th Anniversary card made with Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart and Large Number dies.

The interior of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Very Vanilla.  I stamped the sentiments from the B.Y.O.P stamp set in Lost Lagoon ink. I LOVE how it came out.  I hope you do too!

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PPA304 – A Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers. Today’s card is another Pals Paper Arts challenge.  Each of the design team members was asked to come up with a sketch to submit. (I have to admit, I was TERRIBLE at this.  Big thanks to my fellow Pal, Nicole Watt, for helping me out.)  This was the sketch I ended up submitting to the team.  This week you get to try your hand at it!

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This is my card.  It is made using the new Jars of Love stamp set and the Swirly Bird framelit dies.

PPA304 by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations using the Jars of Love stamp set and the swirly bird framelit dies

The card base is done in Always Artichoke and then a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of DSP from the Regals Designer Series Paper stack in Crushed Curry.  The Always Artichoke swirl behind my image is from the Swirly Bird die cut set. My feature image is a jar stamped in Smokey Slate ink and then water stamped inside the jar with Marina Mist ink.  I stamped the stems in Always Artichoke ink and the flowers in Crushed Curry ink.  I added the bow to the top of the jar with Crumb Cake ink.  I had to remove some ink from the ends of the stamp to make it fit, it’s made to go lower on the jar.

For this card I really wanted to use Crystal Effects, but it retired when the new catalog came out last week.  Some one said use the fine tip glue pen, “its the same stuff”.  Well, I tried it – it’s not exactly the same stuff.  But it did work in giving the water more of a “wet” look and a 3D look to it.  As tends to be my style, I finished the card of with some sparkle by adding rhinestones to the center of each flower.  I hope my card inspires you to pop over to Pals Paper Arts and submit your card make using this sketch.

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Pals Blog Hop

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We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are based on “B“ themes such as Birthday, Bride or Baby. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear in Blushing Bride from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog

How cute is this bear?!?!  I’m in love!  I was a HUGE fan of “Button Bear”, “Bow Bear” and their accessories from waaaaayyyyy back in Stampin’ Up! history.  When I saw this new Baby Bear stamp set, I knew I HAD to have it!  This Baby Bear features the triple stamp technique.  It is three stamps layered one on top of the other.  They are photopolymer (the rubber is clear) so they are super easy to line up.

The card has a Blushing Bride card base and a layer of Very Vanilla card stock embossed with the large polka dots embossing folder over that.  I used a 1″ x 4″ strip of Blushing Bride glimmer paper to set the bear on (to “ground” her – make her look like she isn’t just floating in air). She was stamped with Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe ink.  For the bottom layer I inked in Crumb Cake then stamped off on scrap paper, then stamped onto the card stock. I stamped the next layer in Crumb Cake (without the stamp off) and then Tip Top Taupe over that, then cut her out and adhered her to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.  The bow is stamped on a scrap of paper and fussy cut out and attached to the bear with glue dots.  I used a scrap of Blushing Bride card stock to make the flag at the top.  I stamped the saying in Tip Top Taupe ink.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the bow and the center of her eyes for a little sparkle.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear in Blushing Bride from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog

The inside of the card is lined with a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the bow (in two stamps) with Blushing Bride.  The first stamp was stamped off, the second was full strength.  The saying below is stamped in Tip Top Taupe ink.  I hope you enjoy my card – and all the other wonderful creations on our Hop!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Final Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  3. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  9. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  10. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  13. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  17. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  20. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  21. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  24. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Amy Hoptay at CraftCarnivore

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Flower Patch Thank You

Hi Stampers. Today’s quick and easy card features the Flower Patch stamp set.  This set is photopolymer, which means the material is clear making it a great choice for 2-step stamping.  Two-step stamping is the technique I used on the flowers.  In this technique you stamp the bottom layer in a light color and a darker color on top (hence the two steps).  Because the stamps are clear, you can easily see through the stamp to know exactly where you are placing the image.  This is super helpful on the second step.

Thank You card made with Stampinn' Up! Flower Patch stamp set plus glitter and rhinestones

This card starts out with a Elegant Eggplant card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  I stamped on the 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Whisper White before placing it on the card base.  I did this for two reasons: 1) If I don’t like the stamping I can flip it over and start again. 2) I can let the stamps hang over the edge of the layer and make it look more natural.  The large pink flower is done with Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo ink.  I then used the two way glue pen and dazzling diamond glitter to the center of the flower.  The purple flowers are done with Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant ink and a rhinestone in the center of the flower.  The leaves are done in Wild Wasabi ink and the small flowers are done in Daffodil Delight ink. This card could be completed with just about any sentiment.  Thank you… Happy Birthday… Happy Mother’s Day… Congratulations… Thanks for being my friend…  It’s just pretty!  It’s also easy to make!  Set up an assembly line and make a bunch while you have the materials out.  You won’t be sorry!

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Kinda Eclectic Beautiful Bunch

Hi Stampers.  I wanted to share with you this pretty card I made using the retiring Beautiful Bunch stamp set and the matching Fun Flower punch.  For this card I paired it with the Kinda Ecletic stamp set that carries over to the new Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic Beautiful Bunch with punched out flower and butterfly

This card starts out with a Chocolate Chip card base 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25.  Next is a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the flower from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink twice onto some Daffodil Delight card stock and punched them out with the Fun Flower punch.  I stamped the butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Wisteria Wonder ink onto Wisteria Wonder card stock and punched it out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  I stamped the sun and leaves from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set onto the Very Vanilla layer using Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi ink.  I them attached the flowers and butterfly with glue dots, layering the second flower a bit so the petals were offset.  I finished the card off by adding a Daffodil Delight button with linen thread onto the flower with glue dots and added a few rhinestones to the center of the butterfly.

I used Very Vanilla medium envelop and stamped onto the front lower left corner using the same ink and stamps to coordinate the envelope with the card.  Give it a try.  If you need any of the supplies used in the making of this card you can purchase them through my online store or by clicking the links below.

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PPA302 – A Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers.  I’m back with another Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge today.  This week Nicole Watt has designed a great sketch for us to use as inspiration.

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For my card this week I used something old and something new.  My something old is the designer series paper stack – Have a Cuppa.  The Have a Cuppa DSP stack is retiring this week.  My something new is the Love You Lots Hostess Stamp Set from the NEW catalog that goes live June 1st! (Do you have your free copy of the catalog yet?? Email me – I’d love to be YOUR demonstrator).

ppa302 - using the Love You Lots hostess stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 catalog that goes live June 1, 2016

This card starts with a Real Red card base (4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″).  Next is a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of DSP from the Have a Cuppa DSP stack.  The top strip is 3.75″ x .5″ of Real Red card stock, topped with 3.75″ x .25″ strip of Basic Black card stock.  The bottom strip of Basic Black card stock is 3.75″ x 1.25″ dry embossed with the large polka dots textured embossing folder.  The lady bugs and sentiment were stamped using Memento Black ink onto a 1.75″ x 2.75″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  The lady bugs were colored with the Real Red marker and then Real Red ink was sponged on the edges.  The Whisper White layer was backed by a 2″ x 3″ piece of Real Red card stock.

So there you have it –  a cute simple card using something retiring and something being released.  Pop over to Pals Paper Arts and try your hand at this weeks sketch challenge!

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