Blushing Bride Bloomin’ Heart

Hi Stampers. Summer is officially here!  That means wedding season is in full bloom and what better way to celebrate love than with Stampin’ Up!s beautiful Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die over Blushing Bride glimmer paper.
Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlit die over pink glimmer paper makes for a beautiful wedding or anniversary card by Queeen B CreationsThis beautiful card starts out with a Whisper White card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next up is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Blushing Bride glimmer paper. The top layer is a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Whisper White card stock that I used to cut out the Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die.  I cut the die in the center of this layer on my Big Shot using the precision base plate (which is awesome for the more detailed dies and gets a cleaner cut).  I used my Big Shot die brush to clean out all the little pieces by leaving the card stock in the die and placing it on the foam mat and rubbing it with the die brush until all the little pieces fell out.

I then adhered that layer with the heart missing from it onto the glimmer paper with stampin’ dimensionals and then insert the heart into the center where it was cut out using stampin’ dimensionals under each of the larger flowers.

Note: Did you happen to notice that we now sell MINI stampin’ dimensionals?!?!  How cool is that!  Perfect for projects just like this!  I’ve included the link to buy them from my store below in the supply list.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlit die over pink glimmer paper makes for a beautiful wedding or anniversary card by Queeen B CreationsI used the coordinating Bloomin’ Love stamp set to stamp the small flowers with Blushing Bride ink in the upper left and lower right corner.  This left plenty of room for the sender to write a personal note, but made it match the front of the card. Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart Thinlit die over pink glimmer paper makes for a beautiful wedding or anniversary card by Queeen B CreationsI then lined the inside of a medium Whisper White envelope with some retired Designer Series Paper and added a few rhinestone jewels in the center of the larger flowers.  It’s now ready to give a smile to someones face.
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Adirondack Chair Under Floral Blooms

Hi Stampers. Today I have a beautiful card made using a stamp set bundle that I was not sold on at first.  I know – now that you see a card made from it you are wondering what I was thinking.  Well, yes, me too!  I didn’t think much of it in the catalog pre-order we were offered in early May, so I didn’t order it.  Then I started seeing one beautiful card after another made with this bundle posted on Pinterest, so I HAD to have it!

This is one of the three cards we will be making at class in Petaluma tonight.  Twice a month I teach a class in Petaluma (the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month).  Each guest makes 3 cards each of 3 designs.  The cost is just $15. It’s only $10 if the guest brings their own scissors, adhesive, etc or FREE if they place a Stampin’ Up! order for $35 or more in Stampin’ Up! product.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle handmade card featuring the adirondack chair under floral blooms by Queen B CreationsThis card has the fold on the left side.  The Marina Mist card base is 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″. The front layer is 4.5″ x 4″.  I used a scrap piece of card stock to cut a circle out of the middle to use as a mask.  I placed the mask over my Whisper White layer and used Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Sky ink pads and sponge wedges to sponge the color onto the Whisper White layer inside the circle. I then removed the mask ans stamped the tree branch in Early Espresso ink and the flowers in Powder Pink.

I used the adirondack chair die from the coordinating framelit die set and a piece of DSP from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are so many great options in the stack that make the chair look more realistic!  I adhered the chair to the layer with multi-purpose liquid glue.  The Whisper White layer is than adhered to the card base (towards the right side of the card) with snail adhesive.

I used a 14″ piece of 5/8″ Whisper White Organza ribbon to wrap around the card on the left side of the card.  I used a little bit of snail adhesive under the ribbon above and below the knot before I tied it.  That helped the ribbon stay put allowing me to make a clean knot.

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Coffee Cafe Z-Fold Card

Good Morning, Stampers.  We are on day 5 of a heat wave here in Northern California.  Oh, how I miss that morning fog that helped keep me cool in my non-air conditioned craft studio.  Despite all the heat, I need my hot coffee to keep me going in the morning! Today’s card features a new bundle that was first on my list to order – the Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe bundle.  It actually has a whole suite offered on page 31 of the catalog.  We are talking stamps, dies, DSP, card stock pack, ribbon, special elements – the whole deal.  I love it!

coffee cafe bundle by Stampin' Up! is used to create this awesome z fold card by Queen B CreationsFor this card, I started with a z-fold card base in Early Espresso (espresso for coffee – that’s fitting, right?).  A z fold card base is 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″and 2.75″. The inside layer is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla and the outside (Crumb Cake) layer is 4″ x 2.5″.coffee cafe bundle by Stampin' Up! is used to create this awesome z fold card by Queen B CreationsI used the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures stamp set to create the “coffee wrings” and “spills” on the inside and outside layers of the card using Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the coffee cup, wrapper with sentiment, lid and coffee beans onto scraps of Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink and cut them out with the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelit Dies. coffee cafe bundle by Stampin' Up! is used to create this awesome z fold card by Queen B CreationsI sponged the edge of the Crumb Cake layer with Crumb Cake ink and then adhered all my coffee cup pieces to the front of the card.  I love how it came out and can’t wait to put a smile on someones face with it!

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Pick a “B” Pals Blog Hop

stampin up stampin pretty pals blog hop badgeHi Stampers.

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

For my card I chose to use the new Pocket Full of Sunshine bundle.  This adorable set comes with stamps and framelits.  The framelit for the pocket is amazing and had a little extra around the sides and bottom and scores it so you can fold that behind and put your adhesive on that allowing you to fill the pocket.  How fun is that!?!?

Stampin' Up! pocket full of sunshine happy birthday card by Queen B CreationsI started with a Pink Pirouette card base and then a 4.25″ x 3.75″ piece of Whisper White.  I use 1″ by 4.25″ strips of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper at the top and bottom of my Whisper White layer.  (It saved me alot of glimmer paper to not have it behind the entire layer.)

I stamped the pocket onto Night of Navy card stock with Whisper White ink and used White Stampin’ Emboss.  I added a line of rhinestones onto the pocket using the lines of rhinestones that were already connected in our Basic Rhinestone Jewels – making this super easy!  I stamped the HBD (Happy Birth Day) on the Real Red tag for the pocket in Night of Navy ink.  The sunglasses were stamped with Blushing Bride ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut out before putting into the pocket.  Lastly, they Happy Birthday is from the Lift Me Up stamp set and is stamped in Blushing Bride ink.  (I only inked half of the stamp, since the Happy Birthday was all I wanted, I left the other part off.)

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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New Annual Catalog goes live TODAY!

Hi Stampers. It’s here! It’s finally here!!!

The 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live TODAY!  We can start ordering these wonderful new products today at noon CST!  Shop HERE to earn your “royalty points”.  Use the June hostess code for your chance to earn the mystery host (6PP6MG93) rewards this month -they are gonna be good!

 

 View a PDF of this catalog HERE.

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Golden Anniversary Card

Hi Stampers.  If you were on my blog a few days ago you saw the wedding card that I made with the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit die.  I chose to make a 5oth wedding anniversary with some of the same supplies.  For this card I added the Number of Years stamps set and the Large Numbers Framelit dies.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love & Number of Years make a beautiful 50th Anniversary / Golden Anniversary card by Queen B CreationsThis card starts with a Very Vanilla card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  Next up is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of gold glimmer paper – followed by the 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock that has been run through the Big Shot with the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit die.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love & Number of Years make a beautiful 50th Anniversary / Golden Anniversary card by Queen B CreationsFor the focal point, I cut the 50 out of gold foil paper and attached the numbers with mini glue dots.  I then stamped the “anniversary” with frame and the “th” with frame onto scraps of Very Vanilla card stock with Versamark ink and used Gold stampin’ emboss powder and the heat tool to heat emboss these and then cut them out with the co-0rdinating framelits.  These, too, were attached to the card front with mini glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love & Number of Years make a beautiful 50th Anniversary / Golden Anniversary card by Queen B CreationsOn the interior of the card I heat embossed the phrase “congratulations” (from the retired stamp set, Bravo) in gold.  Anyone who has made it 50 years in a marriage deserves a great deal of congratulations!  My grandparents made it to their 5oth and beyond, while my parents enjoyed 40 years of marriage before my dad passed.  I’m very proud to say that my husband and I are on year 27 and going strong.

I hope that you are surrounded by happily married couples and can put my idea to use.  I’ve included my list of supplies with links to my store below.  Remember to use this months hostess code (AFX66EX6) for your chance to win the hostess credit for May.

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Golden Wedding Wishes Card

Hi Stampers.  I was recently asked if I had any wedding cards for sale.  I’m embarrassed to say I did not.  So, that gave me the chance to go play around int he office and come up with a few.  This is one of the ones I created using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit die.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love Gold Wedding Card by Queen B CreationsThis card starts out with a Very Vanilla card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  (Exciting news – the new catalog will over a thicker (80lb) version of the Very Vanilla card stock that will be perfect for card bases!) Next up is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Gold glimmer paper. I used a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock to cut out the heart on the Big Shot using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlit die.  After cutting it out, I removed the little pieces from the cutouts and inserted it back into the layer and attached that layer, with the heart, onto the Gold glimmer paper with the mini glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love Gold Wedding Card by Queen B CreationsFor the sentiment, I used the Wedding Wishes phrase and the frame around it from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I inked it with versamark ink and used gold stampin’ emboss powder and heated it up with the heat tool.  I then cut it out using the c0-ordinating framelit from the Rose Garden framelit dies. I attached that to the card front using the stampin’ dimensionals.  I also added a few pearl basic jewels to add richness to the card.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love Gold Wedding Card by Queen B CreationsOn the inside of the card I embossed the sentiment (using another stamp from the Rose Wonder stamp set) using versamark ink and the gold stampin’ emboss powder and the heat tool. I feel the gold embossing gives the card a much more elegant feel.

If you would like to make a card like this one, I have included a list of supplies used below.  The list links directly to my online store where you can purchase these items 24/7.  Each purchase you make in my store earns you royalty points that can be used for free product when you accumulate enough points – how fun is that?!?  You also want to remember to use the mystery hostess code for your chance at being this months mystery hostess!

HOSTESS CODE FOR MAY 2017 –> AFX66EX6

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2017 Graduation Card

Hi Stampers.  This graduation year is an emotional one for our group of friends.  While my kids have been out of high school for a while now, some of our friends have high school seniors graduating this year.  Way back when a bunch of us were trying to start up a new church and became very close friends though fellowship, bible studies and church.  The youngest of that group of children are the ones graduating high school this year.  It feels a bit like the end of an era.  I’m happy to say that the church is still growing (and doing very well!), most of us couples are still married, the kids are doing very well for themselves!

2017 Graduation Card using Numbers Framelits and Bravo stamp set by Queen B CreationsThis card is done in Elegant Eggplant, Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and Silver glimmer paper.  Two of the kids are graduating from my alma mater – Petaluma High School, whose color are purple and white.  The Elegant Eggplant card base is 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next was a 5.5″ x 3.25″ layer of Silver Glimmer paper.  I used the Large Number framelit dies to cut out the 2017 (saving the 2017 for another card).  I then cut two strips of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper 5.5″ x .5″ and adhered one to the top and one to the bottom of the Silver glimmer layer with mini glue dots, then it was all attached to the card base with snail adhesive.

2017 Graduation Card using Numbers Framelits and Bravo stamp set by Queen B CreationsFor a graduation cap, I cut a 1″ square out of Basic Black card stock and used the small framelit from the Balloon framelit die set and a scrap of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to make the tassel.

2017 Graduation Card using Numbers Framelits and Bravo stamp set by Queen B CreationsOn the inside I used an older stamp from the retired “Bravo” stamp set.  I stamped this is Elegant Eggplant ink onto a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.

We are down to the final week of the current annual catalog!  This is your last chance to get your hands on some of the retiring product (some of which is even discounted!)  Be sure to check out the “retiring products” section of my online store to see if any of your favorites are on their way out. Remember it’s while supplies last or up to May 31st (whichever comes first).  While you are there, check out the “clearance rack” section for any additional great deals!

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Flower Patch Fireworks

Hi Stampers. I apologize for yet another drop off in posts.  If you are not aware, I suffer from depression.  It’s fine.  I’m on medication.  Just sometimes, I feel completely unmotivated.  My daughter just graduated college and moved into her first apartment and I’m having some Mommy blues..

Stampin’ Up! is my happy place.  Going into my craft room is an escape of all the stress of life.  I can spend hours just playing on Pinterest and flipping through catalogs for inspiration and then getting out my stamps, paper and ink.  When I’m stamping – all is right with the world.  My phrase is “There is no stress in stamping”.

Enough about me and my mess – let’s move onto today’s card.  Have you ever looked at a stamp set and tried to see it for more than what it was created for?  Look at this stamps set – It’s called Flower Patch, it has matching framelits and is set to retire at the end of this month:

Stampin' Up! flower patch stamp set_photopolymer layoutNote the flowers in the lower right corner.  I’ve used them as “firewords” in a Fourth of July card.

Fourth of July fireworks card made with Stampin' Up! Flower Patch stamp set by Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Night of Navy card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  Next up is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock. Onto this Whisper White layer, I stamped those flowers in Real Red, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight ink and covered in wink of stella to give it some sparkle.  Fireworks sparkle!

For the greeting, I used die cuts.  The word “happy” is from the Hello You set of thinlit dies (also set to retire) and the number 4 was cut from the Large Numbers framelit die set. The “th” is stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock with Night of Navy ink using a stamp from the Number of Years stamp set and cut out with a framelit from the same Large Numbers framelit die set that the number 4 came from.  (The word “happy” was adered to the card using the fine tip glue pen and the 4th was attached using stampin’ dimensionals that I cut in half to fit.) Fourth of July fireworks card made with Stampin' Up! Flower Patch stamp set by Queen B CreationsThe inside of the card is lined with another 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the fireworks around the outer edge to match the outside of the card and stamped the greeting (from the retired Perfect Pennants stamp set) in Real Red ink.

Take a look at your flower stamp sets?  Can you see any fireworks?

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Sneak Peek Blog Hop

The-Remarkable-Inkbig-Blog-HopHi Stampers.  Happy Mother’s Day and Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for May 2017. This month our theme is sneak peek.  We are showcasing items that are available in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog starting on June 1st.   That’s coming up quickly – hopefully you already have your hot little hands on one of these awesome new catalogs, but if you don’t (and don’t already have a demonstrator) I have one ready to mail to you! Just ask – they are FREE and full of ideas!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Queen B Creations or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever in Berry Burst and Powder Pink (new in-colors) New Catalog Sneak Peek by Queen B CreationsWhen I saw the new catalog I KNEW I had to have this fun new stamp set called Crafting Forever.  It’s adorable and I can see myself using it a lot to make cards for my crafty friends.  The card also features two new “in-colors” – Berry Burst and Powder Pink.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever in Berry Burst and Powder Pink (new in-colors) New Catalog Sneak Peek by Queen B CreationsThe card starts with a Berry Burst card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″), followed by a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of powder pink card stock and then a 4.75″ x 3.5″ layer of Whisper White. I stamped onto the Whisper White layer with Berry Burst ink and sponged it around the edges and sponged it on the bottom to form the surface these cute craft supplies are sitting on.  I cut two 1/2″ strips of card stock and used my triple banner punch to flag the ends and added a few rhinestone basic jewels for some bling and to fill in the blank space above.

Stampin’ Tip: The “stamp” in the front that says “made with love” was stamped first.  I then stamped it again onto a post it note and cut it out and put it over the stamp on my card. I then stamped the pot of brushes and removed the post it note.  This makes the stamp appear to be in the foreground.  It’s called the “masking technique”.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever in Berry Burst and Powder Pink (new in-colors) New Catalog Sneak Peek by Queen B CreationsI followed it up with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock on the inside and stamped with Berry Burst again.  (I know some people shy away from the outline stamps that appear to need to be colored in – but this quick and easy card shows you that they don’t really need to be colored in.)

I have included a list of supplies used below.  Again, these are available to purchase from me (or any Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) as of June 1st.  As the card says “Do something creative every day”.  I do and it’s great for my mental health!!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Queen B Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.



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