Rooted in Nature Trinkets

Happy Wednesday!  I’m continuing to share ideas using the Rooted In Nature Bundle.  Let’s take a look at today’s card – it’s the first one I made with this bundle.  It was actually the card that we made at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in April.  The event was so much fun and we got our first look at the brand new catalog and a chance to play with some of the products.  I’d love for you to join my team and come with me to the big 30 Year OnStage Celebration in April.  A new sign up special is coming in July – and it’s a good one!

Rooted in Nature

This card features a couple of the accessories that are part of the whole Nature’s Poem Suite of products.  The Leaves Trinkets and the Nature’s Twine.  The Leaves Trinkets are metallic leaves in both copper and silver that can be added to your creations – I used mini glue dots to add them to this card.  Your going to love these trinkets so be sure to place a qualifying order (minimum order of $30 in products) this week and I’ll mail you a sample – use hostess code ETSM4PDT by June 30, 2018.

 

One of the colors included in the pack of Nature’s Twine is the Mint Macaron used on this card – additional colors are Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, and Grapefruit Grove.  It seems like I’ve used some designs from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper on every card so far.  On July 1st we will be starting a Designer Paper Sale and this one will be included!  Tucked behind the stamped sentiment are stamped and die cut leaves, and the Leaves Trinkets. 

Supply List

  • Rooted in Nature Bundle (Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and Nature’s Root Framelits Dies)
  • Natures’ Poem Designer Series paper
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Mint Macaron card stock
  • Grapefruit Grove card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Mint Macaron ink
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Leaves Trinkets
  • Natures’ Twine
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Rooted in Nature Bundle

I’m going to attempt to do a Facebook Live today on my AtMonikasPlace Facebook page – look for me around 3:00 pm ET to catch me live or check out the replay later. Wish me luck!

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Order online here – use hostess code ETSM4PDT for June 2018.  This week’s special for online orders over $30 – I’ll mail you a sampling of the Leaves Trinkets.

Rooted in Nature You Are Wonderful

I have another card to share today that uses the Rooted In Nature Bundle.  Everyone that attended my Stampin’ Up! Catalog Kickoff event had the chance to make this card. 

Rooted in Nature

This card uses two more designs from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper.  I cut Crumb Cake card stock with the 3-leaves die in the Nature’s Roots Framelits die set.  There are also embossing dies in this set.  For this card you want to cut the card stock first and then run it through the Big Shot with the Embossing dies.  It creates a beautiful texture on the leaves. If you emboss first and then cut it will flatten out some of the embossed lines – at times you may want that look. 

Supply List

  • Rooted in Nature Bundle (Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and Nature’s Root Framelits Dies)
  • Natures’ Poem Designer Series paper
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Rooted in Nature Bundle

Be sure to come back throughout the week and keep tabs on my Facebook page for more ideas with this bundle throughout the week.

Register for upcoming classes and product shares – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes & Product shares here
Order online here – use hostess code ETSM4PDT for June 2018.  This week’s special for online orders over $30 – I’ll mail you a sampling of the Leaves Trinkets.

Rooted In Nature Bundle

This week I’m planning to share ideas using the Rooted In Nature Bundle, it’s become one of my favorites.  It’s part of the Nature’s Poem Suite of products in the new annual catalog.  The Bundle includes the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies.  I’ve been using this stamp set a lot this month.  I think you are going to love this bundle and how it will work for so many occasions including masculine cards which are always a struggle. It also pairs with well with the long time favorite set Lovely as a Tree – I’ve had that set longer than I’ve been a demonstrator!

World's Best Father

The Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper has a variety of patterns and prints and used two of them on this card.  I used two of the main colors from the paper – Tranquil Tide and Soft Suede.  The tree ring behind the words is actually stamped in Crumb Cake and it’s stamped “off” – which means you ink it up and then stamp it first on scratch paper before stamping it on the card stock which creates a lighter version.  I wanted it to be light for this card so I could stamp the words on top and they would stand out.  Use your Paper Snips to fussy cut the tree ring for this card – it’s easy to cut out by hand.

Supply List

  • Rooted in Nature Stamp Set
  • Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set
  • Natures’ Poem Designer Series paper
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Tranquil Tide card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Tranquil Tide ink
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Paper Snips

Rooted in Nature Bundle

 

I made this card for my dad for Father’s day.  It would work for other occasions too – just leave off the World’s Best Father stamp or change it to something else.  Itty Bitty greetings as a variety of phrases that could be used – happy birthday would be an easy substitution.  Be sure to come back throughout the week and keep tabs on my Facebook page for more ideas with this bundle throughout the week.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes and product shares – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes & Product shares here
Order online here – use hostess code ETSM4PDT for June 2018.  This week’s special for online orders over $30 – I’ll mail you a sampling of the Leaves Trinkets.

Have a Dapper Day!

We have a really nice masculine stamp set that is about to retire – the Truly Tailored stamp set.  It will be retiring on May 31st (unless it sells out sooner) so hurry and order it today if you don’t have it already.  Or order the bundle which includes the Tailored Tag Punch.  The punch will be in the new catalog.  This stamp set pairs up with the True Gentleman Designer Series paper for some sharp looking masculine cards. 

Back in April I hosted a demonstrator training event after the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event that was held here in the Atlanta area.  The theme for the After Party event was masculine and all the projects were based on the True Gentleman suite of products.  I wanted to share one of our make&take cards with you today.

The cards were designed so that any of the patterns in the paper pack could be used.  The Tailored Tag Punch was used to create the background element.  Punch from various colors of card stock – I used Tranquil Tide, Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy to coordinate with the paper.  I also cut a piece of card stock to the size I wanted my rectangle to be.  Then glued the tag punched pieces on in a pattern covering the whole piece of card stock.

Once the entire piece is covered trim off any excess that is hanging over the edge so that you end up with the rectangle piece.

You will use that piece on your card front.  Then add Linen Thread around it and one of the True Gentleman buttons.  Stamp and punch the greeting and add it along with the square to the front of the card.  With Father’s Day coming up in June this set and suite of products are perfect for making projects for the men in your life.

Supply List

  • Truly Tailored stamp set (retiring)
  • True Gentleman Designer Series paper (retiring)
  • True Gentleman card stock pack (retiring) – includes Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
  • Tailored Tag punch
  • Chocolate Chip card stock (retiring)
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Chocolate Chip ink (retiring)
  • Linen Thread
  • True Gentleman buttons
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 2-1/4″ Circle Punch

Time is running out to order the retiring products – the last day is May 31, 2018 – but all items are on a while supplies last status at this point.  Check my online store to see what is still available. 

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May Hostess Code: EJB9FJAP

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Emboss in any color with the Stamparatus!

It won’t be too much longer before the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog starts and the amazing new STAMPARATUS will be available for everyone!  The Stamparatus is a must have tool for all stampers!  One of the awesome features is that it allows you to perfectly align your stamp images and stamp multiples precisely.  And because it can do that it means you can get the look of embossing from all 50 colors of Stampin’ Up! ink without having embossing powder in all those colors!  Isn’t that amazing?  Let’s take a look at this card I made with my Stamparatus.

To achieve the embossed look on this card I stamped my images in Early Espresso classic ink.  I also used the step feature and stepped my plate over to stamp the image of the pens a second time – perfectly lined up across my card stock.  Next I cleaned my stamp – leave it on the Stamparatus plate – the new Simply Shammy is perfect for clean up when using the Stamparatus.  Now ink your stamp with VersaMark ink and stamp right over the original image.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set and now you have an Early Espresso Embossed image!  Choose any color of ink from our 50 colors and paired with the VersaMark ink and Clear Embossing Powder you can get any color that you want!  Here is a closer look.

I finished the pens by coloring them in with my Stampin’ Blends – also available in the new catalog.  Previously released colors will be available June 1st and new colors will be available mid June.  The Thank You greeting is also embossed the same way with the Early Espresso ink and then VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder over the top.  This would be nearly impossible to line up without the Stamparatus tool. 

Supply List

  • Stamparatus (available June 1, 2018)
  • Crafting Forever stamp set
  • Vertical Greetings stamp set
  • Early Espresso classic ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate, Bronze, Ivory, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter (available June 1, 2018)
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • 1/4″ Copper Trim

These pens are a perfect masculine card.  They look like inlaid wood pens that you’d find on someone’s desk in their fancy office. 

The Stamparatus will be available from Stampin’ Up! in my online store beginning in June.  I’ll be holding a Stamparatus Class on June 22nd in my studio at my house. Click to go to my events calendar here.

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May Hostess Code: EJB9FJAP

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Masculine Birthday cards

Do you struggle with creating masculine cards?  I think many of us do.  But there are some new products in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog that make it easier to create them.  I have two versions of this quick card for you.  Both use the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  You could use any of the prints in the paper pack for these cards.  I’ve made a stack for a swap and I’ve been using them in classes.  And they use a stamp set that you might have missed!  In the very front of the Occasions catalog on the page by the table of contents is the Birthday Wishes for You stamp set.  The sample in the catalog is very feminine because of the color but there is nothing feminine about the set at all.

birthday-wishes-swap

The card base is Chocolate Chip.  Then add the Designer paper and then the stamped Very Vanilla strip.  To give it just a little more color I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends marker to color in the birthday.  Did you know that you can stamp with the classic ink – I used Chocolate Chip here – and it works great with the blends.

Here is another version of this card.

birthday-wishes

For this one I added the banner – stamped on another piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut out.  Then pop it on the front with some mini dimensionals.  These are quick cards.

Enjoy!

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