Hi Stampers. Our move to Idaho has been leading me toward the sweet and simple cards.  For today's post – let's call it Throwback Thursday as I'm using a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set called Just for You. This is an easy technique that can be done ...

 

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Emboss Resist Watercolor Technique

Hi Stampers. Our move to Idaho has been leading me toward the sweet and simple cards.  For today’s post – let’s call it Throwback Thursday as I’m using a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Just for You. This is an easy technique that can be done with any stamp set.  It’s called an emboss resist watercolor technique.

Just for You retired Stampin Up heat emboss resist watercolor technique handmade watercolor card by Queen B Creations

This card started with a Always Artichoke card base 8  1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Next I heat embossed this large sentiment on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder.  Next I used the aqua painter to apply Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke ink. The ink will not stick to the embossed area. That’s why they call this the emboss resist watercolor technique.  I then wrapped some linen thread around this layer on the left side and tied a bow. I then attached this layer layer to the card base.

Just for You retired Stampin Up heat emboss resist watercolor technique handmade watercolor card by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped a flower in Cajun Craze ink in the upper left and a flower in Crushed Curry ink in the lower right corner.  The leaves and sentiment were added in Always Artichoke ink.  Then I adhered it to the interior of the card base with snail adhesive.

I’ve used this emboss resist technique before with sponge daubers instead of the water color you can see that post including a video instructional HERE.

Did you know that Saturday, October 7th is World Card Making Day?

In honor of the Stampin’ Up! new year and World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! has released several sales that all over lap. It’s pretty awesome!  Hopefully you are subscribed to my newsletter and already know about the sales.  One of then only runs for 10 days.  It’s half way over – so hurry and take a look now…

Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day sale shop at Queen B Creations

Another fantastic deal they have going on is for Designer Series Paper.

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d LOVE to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

If you have an extra long wish list, I’d love to chat with you about how you can order an $125 worth of product for just $99 with free shipping and a 20% discount for a minimum of the next three months with no commitment.  Shoot me an email.

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Corner Fold Christmas Cheer

Hi Stampers.  Are you still looking for an idea for your hand stamped Christmas cards this year.  This Corner Fold Christmas Card is a quick and easy design with a little bit of a wow.  This simple fancy fold might be just what your looking for.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

This card starts with a standard card base, 8 1/2″ x 5.5″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Using the Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags stamp set, I stamped a bunch of snowflakes, in Night of Navy ink, randomly all over the front of the card base. I have a video below of how I folded over the upper right corner.  I just measured over an inch from the score line and folded it down.  (If you want to be more precise in your fold, you can measure over 3 1/4″ from the top right corner and make a mark 3 1/4″ to the left and 3 1/4″ down the right side.  Place that in the Stampin’ Trimmer and score between the two marks.)

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

I used the larges square from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies to cut a square out of Soft Sky card stock and a slightly smaller square from the layering squares framelit dies to cut a square from Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set onto the Whisper White square in Night of Navy ink.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

The folded corner was glued down to the card base and I put glue onto the part of the Soft Sky square that would be touching the card base to adhere that and then adhered the Whisper White square over that with Stampin’ dimensionals.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

This inside of the card is simple.  I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped a snowflake in the upper left and lower right corner and adhered it to the inside of the card.  This card is quick and easy and cute!

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Here is an instructional video of how I made this Corner Fold Christmas Card:

 

A new month also means a new chance to be this months Mystery Hostess and earn FREE product from me!

To entice you into placing an order, Stampin’ Up! is offering many promotions to start off their new year!

(view this great deal online in my online store 24/7 by clicking the image above)

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Painted Harvest – New Stampin’ Up! Year

Hi Stampers. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Happy Stampin’ Up! new year that is…. 🙂  October 1st starts off a new adventure for my husband and I in Idaho (just arrived last night) and it’s also the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year.  While that may not feel like it affects you – it indirectly does, because it affects me.

One of the things that the new year signifies is the new incentive trip.  As a Stampin’ Up! demo, I have the option to earn a cruise to Greece sailing out of Rome Italy!  That sounds amazing and I’m gonna work hard at trying to earn it and that means great things are coming your way in the form of more blog posts, mailing out more cards to customers, more activities for my team members, many more classes (hopefully out of our new home, in Twin Falls, ID), more newsletter updates and exclusive offers to my newsletter subscribers. You are signed up for the newsletter aren’t you?!?!  If not, sign up here so you don’t miss out!

You too, could strive to earn this amazing trip too by being a Stampin’ Up! (business) demo and part of my team!

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

This card has a Smoky Slate card base – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  Next I used a 5 1/2″ x 2″ strip of Berry Burst card stock and used the triple banner bunch to notch the end. I stamped the little dots in Smoky Slate ink onto the Smoky Slate card stock and the Berry Burst ink onto the Berry Burst card stock.

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

For the focal point I started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies.  Then I cut out a scalloped circle of Basic Gray card stock with the layering circles framelit dies. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock with a smaller circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies. I stamped the top layer of the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest stamp set using Sweet Sugarplum ink for the flower and Smoky Slate ink for the center. I layered these one on top of the other with stampin’ dimensionals between the Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Gray layer.  That is also where I looped the Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon before adhering them together.

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flower from the Painted Harvest stamp set in the upper left and lower right corner using Sweet Sugarplum ink for the flower and Smoky Slate ink for the center.  Berry Burst ink was used to stamp the sentiment.

I just love this color combo!

 

Stampin’ Up! is kicking off the new year with AMAZING deals!!  Just one of those deals is for World Card Making Day.

stampin' up world card making day saleclick on image to be directed to my store to see all the great deals!

They also brought back the very popular DSP sale!

click on image to be directed to my store to see all the great deals!

stampin' up dsp saleStay tuned to see my business evolve and expand in Idaho!!

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We are on the Move!

Hi Stampers. I’m sorry I haven’t been around a lot lately.  It’s been a busy month!  I’m up to my elbows in packing boxes and fighting to keep all of my craft items handy and accessible. (Hubby thinks they could be packed.  But, hey, you never know when you might need that pack of faceted gems…. right!?!?)

It’s official – my husband of 27 years and I are packed up and ready for our move to Twin Falls, Idaho.  We leave Northern California next Saturday and are headed to Twin Falls in a 17′ U-Haul.  Most of the house is all packed up and ready to go.  My craft area is the very last that will get packed up next Friday.

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Don’t worry.  This move is a good thing for my Stampin’ Up! business.  I plan to be much more active this year.  Our Stampin’ Up! year starts on October 1st, the day we pull into Twin Falls.  It will be a fresh start all around!

I have many excited things planned for this new Stampin’ Up! year and this new adventure in our lives. You may have already noticed the weekly newsletter.  I also plan on being more active on the blog and mailing out more cards to you – my customers.  I am also starting to offer more incentives and discounts for those of you who purchase from me.  You are gonna love it!

You are signed up for the newsletter aren’t you?  That’s where I offer the best deals to my loyal customers! Sign up!

handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

One of the things we will miss is our “adopted” family that is staying in California, they are Vegans and very happy to be living in Rohnert Park.  Home to the very first Amy’s Drive Thru Restaurant.  They serve organic and vegan fast food.  A much healthier version of fast food!  These cards are made with the recycled food containers from a recent visit there for lunch.handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

For this card I started with a simple Crumb Cake card base and added some designer series paper and some card stock cut with the stitched shapes framelit dies in Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, topped with a square cut from their packaging.  A simple sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto a large oval punched out of Very Vanilla card stock.  A Bermuda Bay scalloped circle behind it sets it off beautifully and matches the colors in the logo.

Guess, I’m now a true Crafter if I look at fast food wrappers and think – “Gee, I can make a cute card with this”.

See you Sunday for another blog hop!

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Showcase

Hi Stampers.  I’m back again with another blog hop.  This one is for the SUO Demos/Designers Facebook group.  This Blog Hop is for WOW projects made using items from the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogMy card features the new stamp set called Half Full. This stamp set was designed by Stampin’ Up! demo Linda Bauwin when she reached One Million Dollars in Stampin’ Up! career sales.  I find that just amazing that she hit One Million Dollars in sales.  Just WOW!

For my project I made a Twist and Pop card.  I love fancy fold cards and this one packs a definite WOW!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

For this card I used the new Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set with Fresh Fig card stock as my base and Gold Foil as my accent. The cover features one of the new Foil Snow Flakes from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

From the outside it looks like a standard card but opens up to the awesome twist and pop mechanism.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

You will want to be sure to sign up to follow my blog, as I will be doing a tutorial on how to make this card in a future post.

Coming from the Northern California wine country, this is how we dream of a White Christmas!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

This super cute surprise pop up folds away easily and effortlessly to once again become a standard size card.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

I have included a list of all supplies used in the making of this card below with links to purchase the items from my store 24/7 online.

To continue along on the blog hop and see more WOW projects, please use this blog hop line up list.  Happy Hopping!

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