Heartfelt Blooms with Berry Burst

One of my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamps is Stampin’ Up!’s Heartfelt Blooms. It is inked with only one ink and it and has a lot of dimension. Don’t you agree?

Jeannine Tarrio Heartfelt Blooms Tip

It is a new type of stamp that lays down ink at different opacities to give the finished image more depth. If your image doesn’t have any depth your ink pad is too dry. If it is too wet then you lose all the detail. When it is inked just enough you get the perfect image.

Have fun using your Hearfelt Blooms stamp. You can’t buy it, however, you can get it free during Sale-A-Bration.

The Cards You Hate to Send

It is never easy to send out Sympathy cards. However, this card is quick and easy to create so that is one thing less you have to think about.  The hard part is what to say inside.

Touches of Texture Sympathy Jeannnine Tarrio Stampin' Up!

Touches of Texture- from August Card Buffet:

1.  On inside of card front a ½” line on all four sides to form a decorative border.  
2.  Stamp flower image and greeting in Basic Black.
3.  Color flowers and leaves with markers.

Hope this card makes it easier to have a stack of Sympathy cards on hand for when you need them.


Painted Blooms and Adventure Bound

Two more cards from my Stampin' Up! Painted Blooms class.
 Card 3:

Stampin' Up! #PaintedBlooms Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator

 I used the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Blackberry Bliss strip near the top and Sassy Salutations for the sentiment. I also cut this piece of designer paper to 3 3/4" x 5".

and  Card 4:

Stampin' Up #AdventureBound Sympathy Card Jeannine Tarrio

I used the sentiment from Petite Pairs for the saying and a strip of paper from Stampin' Up!'s Adventure Bound Designer Series paper Stack (pg 46 #138878 Occasions Catalog).  I love how the paper reminderd me of flowers in a brick container or behind a brickwall and a positive message of time passes and heals.

Hope you are enjoying see what I did with sheet of paper and remember you get 2 sheets of this print in your paper pack.


Crazy About You and Painted Blooms

Have you ordered Stampin' Up!'s Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions catalog yet?  Well you might need to after you see the cards we made at my Painted Blooms class last Saturday.  We made 8 different cards from one sheet of paper!  I will be focusing my posts this week on those cards.  Here are the first two cards we made:
Card 1:

Painted Blooms Class Stampin' Up! Maine Demonstrator

I used Crazy About You Bundle (#138873, $42.25 photopolymer) for the sentiment and Butterfly Basics Bundle (#138865, $41.50 photopolymer) for the Butterfly.
and Card 2:

#PaintedBlooms Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Class

I used Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up!'s  Annual catalog for the sentiment, along with the in-Color Sequins.

I took the sheet that is pictured in the Occasions Catalog on Page 18 ( #137784, $10.95) and cut it as follows:
1.  First cut 1 1/2" off the bottom of the 12" x 12" paper (this is where all the stems are).  Now cut this bottom strip at 5 1/2" and at 11". You will have 2 pieces 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" and a scrap. You will use these two pieces on two of the cards I will post this week.
2. Next take your 12" x 10 1/2" piece and cut on the 12" end at 4", 8" and 12" you will have 3 strips 4" x 10 1/2".
3.  Cut these 3 strips in half at 5 1/4".  You will now have 6 pieces measuring 4" x 5 1/4".
4.  On the 3 cards that I used a mat behind the Designed Paper, I trimmed 3 Designer Paper pieces down to 3 3/4" x 5".  Do not cut it yet, wait until you see all 8 cards  and I will note which pieces need to be trimmed down.
Both of the above cards used Designer paper trimmed down to 3 3/4" x 5".

More tomorrow ….


Irresistibly Yours Butterflies

I have a quick post for your today using Stampin' Up!'s free Sale-a-bration paper called Irresistibly Yours and Butterfly Basics stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Occasions catalog.

Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Yours Butterfly Basics card Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator


The Wisteria Wonder Background was created with the Bordering Blooms stamp set and the saying is from Stampin' Up!'s new Occasions catalog stamp set called Butterfly Basics.  Now the fun part of this card is using Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration brochure and you get it free with a qualifying purchase of $50 net product!!  This is a white paper with a glossy white pattern which is perfect for coloring.  I used a sponge and Soft Sky Classic ink, however, you can spritz it or use a roller to roll on the color.

Now you want to know how you can get the paper free?  It's easy, just place a $50 net product order from my online store or directly with me and and you can choose this 12 x 12 paper pack or any of the other wonderful products in the Sale-a-bration catalog.

I am going to be getting my stamping projects ready and plan to be stamping for the next couple of day while the blizzard is in progress. Always a good side to everything – stamping with no interrruptions.