Rue Des Fleurs

Here we are with another retired stamp set. This is a set that was a little out of my comfort zone, but I ended up loving it.

Rue des fleurs

And here is the card we made in one of my classes. We used the Glossy Paper and played with the Faux Pearl technique. We also used some of our Framelits and Edgelits for the scalloped look.

Faux Pearl

Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

Last Day to Order from the Occasions Mini

I can’t believe that April is over, and that means the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Summer Smooches Sneak Peek is coming to an end. I’m hoping that several of my favorite stamp sets from the mini will make it into the new catalog, but you can never be sure. So here is another card using the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set and the Adorning Accents Edgelits and the Adorning Edgelits Embossing Folder. The photo doesn’t do this simple card justice.

 Here is the how-to:

  • First, let me show you a little trick when you are using the Adorning Accents Edgelits. I attached a piece of our Grid Paper to the back of a Big Shot cutting plate using the Big Shot Mulitpurpose Adhesive Sheets.
  • I no longer have to guess where to line up my Edgelits and I always have a straight cut. I laid my scored Whisper White card base on the cutting plate, lining up the edge with one of the grid lines. I then took a post-it note and temporarily held it in place. (My post-its are old cut-up fax post-its. That’s why they look a little odd!)
  • Next I positioned my Edgelit, once again lining it up with the grid lines. I added a couple more post-its to hold down my Edgelit so it won’t move when I place the second cutting plate on top. This all goes on the Multipurpose Platform on top of Tab 2.
  • I keep my Edgelits in one of our CD cases with a magnet sheet inside. Here is my cut card.
  • The Adorning Accents Embossing Folder comes next, lining up the edge of the card stock with the embossing folder.
  • Out comes the Basic Black Classic ink pad and a quick stamp of “Thanks” and the fountain pen.
  • Finally, the bling — one Jewel Rhinestone added to the tip of the “Thanks.”

See you in May!

Rue Des Fleurs

The stamp set Rue Des Fleurs isn’t really something I would normally purchase, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and have fallen in love with it. This is another set from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalog that I hope will return in the big catalog coming on June 1st.

Here is the how-to:

  • I started with a card base of Soft Suede card stock. I added a piece of Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Our beautiful Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die was next, cut from Soft Suede card stock. One of the tricks in using the Paper Doily through the Big Shot is to take it nice and slow as you move it through the machine. Every Big Shot is a little different, and this die seems to work best in my machine using Tab 1 with a shim of scrap card stock. I attached the doily to the card using the 2-Way Glue Pen.
  • I next cut Very Vanilla card stock using the Big Shot 3″ Circle Die. I stamped the parasol in Soft Suede on the circle, coloring in portions of the parasol with the Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight markers. I sponged the edges of the circle with Soft Suede ink.
  • Just for a little bit of bling, I took my 2-Way Glue Pen and added glue on the very bottom fringe of the parasol and sprinkled Aqua Glitter over it. It doesn’t show up well in the scan, but it added that little bit of something I was looking for. The whole piece was attached on top of the doily using Dimensionals.
  • Finally, a So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon was added using Mini Glue Dots.

Remember, you only have until April 30th to purchase the items in this fabulous mini catalog. Don’t wait too long! Hope you enjoyed the card.