38 posts categorized "FRIDAY'S FABULOUS STAMP SET"

June 24, 2011


Today I'm featuring 4 cards made from the Love & Care Hostess Level 2 set in the Summer Mini Catalogue.  I had so much fun playing with these stamps which are perfect for many different techniques.  Here is what I came up with:

Love & Care 1 
Love & Card 2 
Love & Care 3 
Love & Care 4 
How would you like to make these cards?  I will be demonstrating them at a workshop Tuesday afternoon.  Here are all the details:

WHEN: Tuesday afternoon,  June 28-2011

Time: 1:00-3:30pm

Hostess: Linda Morrison

Location: 1130 Lucasville Road, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia

Cost: Free if you place an order at the workshop, or $20 with no order

Registration deadline is Monday, June 27th at 9:00am.

Register Online Now!


June 17, 2011


One of my favorite stamp sets in the new Summer Mini Catalogue is, The Open Sea.  What more perfect images could you find for us Maritimers!  Here's the stamp set:

The Open Sea - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

The Open Sea gives you a full range of images for designing masculine or travel-themed projects with old world appeal. Created to coordinate with the Nautical Expedition Suite, this five-piece set is a must-have for those who covet the vintage look!  Here is the matching Designer Paper:

Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

Now here are 3 beautiful cards that were created by one of the very talented ladies in my downline, Rebecca Larlee.  Be sure to leave her some love in the comments section of this post!


Wouldn't theses spectacular cards make great gifts for that special Father on this Sunday?  Thanks Rebecca for sharing these one of a kind designs!

July 02, 2010


As promised yesterday here are the remaining two cards for my Stampin' Pastel class.


This card was created using the Studio Sketches stamp set.  First I stamped the image using Silver Metallic Ink.  After heat setting the ink I then added the colors for the pears and a little extra gray on the pitcher.  It has the appearance of spotlighting since only the pears have colors that stand out and are picked up with the paper and cardstock colors.


This card was stamped with Versamark ink and then colored using Stampin' Pastels and a Q-Tip.  I love the new Concord Crush color and the contrast of the Certain Celery.  The Stamp Set used is a Level 1 Hostess Set, Because I care.  Definitely one you will want to earn for your collection.  Call me today to book your own workshop for you and your friends.  No previous stamping experience is needed!

Once again if you would like to join me for this class on using Stampin' Pastels please see all the details at:


June 04, 2010


Today's featured stamp set is Tropical Party which is found in the Summer Mini on page 26.  Did you know that it is the matching stamp set for the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper?  It has gorgeous summery colors of Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Rose Red and Old Olive.  Together they create a winning combination for all your summer projects as well as when you want to scrapbook those Tropical vacations.

Here is the first card I made with this set:


To create the background I brayered Naturals White cardstock with a rainbow pad of Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.  I then stamped the piece with the palm branch stamp from the set in Basic Gray ink.  I then mounted it on the Basic Gray cardstock to make the images pop and for a nice contrast for the background.  I wrapped another piece of Basic Gray cardstock around both pieces and layered 2 ribbons across the moddle of the Gray.  One was the 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain and the other was the Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon.  I popped a Pretty in Pink button on top of this and tied another small piece of the Mambo ribbon below it in a double knot.  Last but not least I stamped the coconut image in Basic Gray and colored it with markers, punched it out with the Large Tag punch and layered it on the Melon Mambo card stock.  I  adhered it to the ribbon with a Mini glue dot.

For my second act.... LOL:


For the main focal point I stamped the large and small flowers from the set all over the piece of Glossy White cardstock, using Versamark ink.  I then coverend the images with Clear Embossing powder and heat set them. 

Tip:  For great results when you are doing resisit techniques first use the embossing buddy to wipe all over the Glossy cardstock.  Also make sure you don't have hand cream or oils on your hands as the embossing powder will stick to your finger prints!

After heat setting I then brayered the card with the same colors of ink as in the previous card.  On the glossy card stock the inks tend to look brighter and more dynamic , rather than the softer effect I acheived on the  Naturals card stock.  I re-inked my brayer several times so that I got even coverage and the bold look that I wanted.  The more ink you apply the more your resist images will stand out in comparison.  Once the ink was brayered in place I wiped the images with a soft cotten ball to remove any ink that may have been left on them.

The focal piece was layered on Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink cardstock which I embossed in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Have I mentioned that I love that folder!  The texture you acheive with it is simply divine!  For embellishments I added the Soft Suede ribbon, and bow as well as the Close to Cocoa buttons.  Birthday Wishes was stamped using Soft Suede Classic Ink. 

I sure hope you will try these simply and easy brayer techniques at home.  Imagine the color possiblilities with our fantastic color palette!!

Thanks again for dropping by!  Don't forget that retiring accessories are selling out quickly so if you need anything from the  LAST CHANCE lists contact me today! 

(902) 864-0825

I'm still accepting registrations for the "Cindy's Stamping Garden" online class.  See details by clicking on the picture below:



May 21, 2010



One of the things I love the most about the Stampin' Up! products is how well they coordinate together.  The Itty Bitty Bits Stamp Set works perfectly with the Itty Bitty Shape Punches and the Bitty Buttons.  Here are all three of these wonderful products:

Itty Bitty Bits Stamp Set

Bitty Buttons

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Can you imagine the possibilities with these products working together?  No end in sight!

Here's a sweet baby card that I came up with using these great products altogether with the Pawsitively Prints Designer Paper . 


This is the perfect card for that new arrival or a baby shower.  The nice thing is that the color paletter of Ballet Blue, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White lend the design to work for both a girl or a boy.  The button images were stamped with classic ink, punched out and then the matching clear button was adhered over the top with a small drop of Crystal Effects which of course dries perfectly clear.
 I used the Scallop Trim border punch on the Pink Polka Dot paper and the matching corner punch on the striped designer paper .  The ribbon is the Whisper White Satin ribbon.  The "Little Angel" greeting is from the stamp set of the same name.

Thanks for dropping by!  Hope you'll try this card and have some Itty Bitty fun!

April 30, 2010



With 31 colors retiring in just a few months I'm working on using up lots of that cardstock so I've been trying to do projects that use up that product.  Out with the old and in with the new!  Today's project was created with the Kind and Caring Thoughts stamp set which is a level III Hostess Set.  This ia a beautiful set with beautiful flowers and very nice sentiments.

Here's my card:


Again I used another Water Color Wash only this time I sprinkled it with salt while the paint was still wet.  The salt absorbs some of the color and leaves a tiny bubbling effect.  I just used table salt but if you used Sea Salt or coarser salt the effect would be more dramatic.  I love how this looks for creating ocean scenes.  Lots of fun experimenting for sure.

Once again I used the new embossing folder, Square Lattice which I just love!  For my color palette I used retiring colors, Lovely Lilac and Orchid Opulence, Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla.  The flower image was stamped with Encore Gold Metallic Ink and then embossied with clear embossing powder for a softer look.  I really wanted the greeting to pop so I stamped it with Gold ink and embossed it with gold powder.

To tie in the Vanilla texturized card stock I used a Very Vanilla Satin ribbon and a ribbon slide from the Pretties Kit.  The size of this card is 5 x 7". 

Thanks for droppig by and hope you all have a great weekend. 

April 23, 2010



I was preparing for an upcoming class on Saturday and wanted to break out of the mold and change up the colors for this stamp set!  I love how rich this year's In Colors are and happen to love the combination of Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry!  Take a look at what I came up with:


For All You Do is such a versatile stamp set with wonderful images.  Take a look at the set:

It has it all!  2 greetings, 3 flowers, a stem, a gorgeous butterfly and a shadow stamp and a background of tiny polka dots which is perfect for do the Kissing Technique.  If you don't know what that is, by all means leave a comment at the bottom of the post and I'll send you some instructions on how to do it.  You can also email me anytime with your questions at: cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com

Here's the supply list for this card:

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Trim Corner, Horizontal Slot

Inks:Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Basic Black

Embellishment: Rich Razzleberry Polka-dot grosgrain ribbon

and of course the Fabulous For All You Do stamp set!

April 16, 2010


Today's post has been in hiding for the past few months until it was released on the Ustamp Spring Soiree 2010.   Now that it has been released I can share it with you!

What I created was a collection of four cards that were suitable for wedding or anniversary cards, all done in a black and white theme.  Of course I had to use the Bride paper because it's just simply stunning!


For embellishments I used the pearls from the Pretties Kit and the Black and White Satin ribbons from the Occasions catalogue.  Black & White is so simple but defintely has that feel of elegance don't you think?

Also my project included 2 little favour boxes that would be perfect for the wedding or a cute novelty item at a bridal shower or engagement party.  These little boxes started out as the Small Milk Carton Big Shot die.


For the Groom!


For the Bride!

Have a great weekend all!  


February 05, 2010


Today's post features one of the new Easter stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalgoe called, "Eggcoutrement".  So adorable and so adaptable to help accessorize all your Easter projects.  This is a very punch friendly set and every image coordinates with one of our punches to make it so simple to cut out these images.


Here's a little project that I created with it, called a Card in a Box!  The original design of this came from Jenny Moors from Great Britain and it was one of the projects featured at Ustamp with Dawn & Friendsat the On-line Love 2010 event.  Here is my version of the project:


This is the view with the box closed.  Done with a color palette of Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip.  The design on the little tag on the front of the box was created with Souffle Pens.  They give it the embossed effect without the hassle!  The flower on the top of the box was created with the Scallop punch and a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brad. 


This is the inside view of the card and again I created the matching flower and just stamped the one bunny image in keeping with the Easter theme.  This little project goes together really quickly and had such an adorable result!  I'm sure we will have to make one in the March Holiday Club!  Have a great weekend all! 



January 15, 2010


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Friday is by far my favorite day of the week because I get to spend the day with my grand-daughter who is 2 years and 9 months old.  Of course she is the cutest gal you have seen anywhere and yes she stamps!

All dressed up in her Princess outfit that I gave her for Christmas!

Gotta love that smile!

What's a great outfit without the right shoes???

I guess now you know why Friday's are the BEST!!!!   Anyway today of course I was stamping with her and always try to create a little something that's very appealing to her so this is what I came up with.

Happy Birthday Bear #1

This delightful little card is a wheel card, you turn the wheel at the bottom and different images show through the peek-a-boo window on the right.  First the gift bag....

Then the flower.....


Then the party hat....


and last but not least the balloon!  This card has been tested and it is definitely very kid friendly! You can find the Beary Best Friends stamp set in your Occasions Mini on page 38. 

Color palette is bright with Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry and the coloring was done with a combination of our markers, our colored pencils and a few touches with souffle pens.  For embellishments I added the rhinestone brads and a little bit of polka dotted ribbon.  

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