You know that I am a HUGE fan of BIG Sentiments….and this stamp set is one that will not leave me disappointed! I knew that when I first saw it…it would have a home on Randall Lane! Just look at all of the fun projects you could use this amazing set with. The fonts are so versatile and “just goes with a bunch”

 

 

Here is a picture from the catalog that made me giddy about this set when I was flippin’ through the catalog! You can see that I am going towards the sample on the right but I am making it a “Susan Simple Way” because I needed a card in a jif but you bet that I will do a future post CASING that one!

Do you remember when a bunch of you were saying that you wanted ideas with a masculine flare…well – HELLO…the one in the middle would be a fabulous card for a guy – that too I will do as a post because I already have a plan in my little brain! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

One this that is deceiving when you do a layout that stretches across the card like I am doing today is….I seem to always underestimate how much my length should be so I realize that this is a bit in the “excess” but I didn’t want to have to redo it as again, I needed a Birthday card in a jif!

I will give you the dimensions down below but just know that it is WAY BETTER to overdue it….than to come up short. Just look at this beauty…an instant smile happens when you see that beautiful font!

After I stamped it with the Black Archival Ink, I quickly added clear embossing powder over the sentiment and heat set it with the heat tool ~ as always….a WOW happened and again I smiled! (It happens each and every time you do this)

 

 

 

I tried to take this picture on an angle so you could get a great feel of the luscious sheen and texture that the clear embossing powder gave to the sentiment. It is like MAGIC each and every time.

Let’s chat real quick about the Black Ink. If you have been around Stampin’ for a while you know that there have been many different Black Inks that have been introduced. This is the only Black Ink that I use now as it does everything. It always produces a clean and crisp image and even if I am using the aqua painter or Blendabilities (remember, the alcohol based marker that we had) – it works like a charm.

I will give you a heads up that I would definitely have a re-inker on hand. I do find that I need to re ink it often but then again, it might be because I use it all the time. This is a must have ink as it does the job for all methods of stamping and techniques! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

Just look at this quick and easy beauty! I say a blue ribbon winner as it literally take minutes to do!

For the quick coloring…I used the watercolor pencils….scribbled a little color down and used the blender pens to make the magic happen – HOW EASY IS THAT and remember, I will send you a set of blender pens (3 are in a pack) for an order of $75+ this month (check the tabย  – Paw Prints Rewards) ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Something I rarely do but I knew that my friend would love a little bling, I added 3 sequins to add to the fun card! I will say, I am a rather “plain Jane” when it comes to fru-fru…..but this is “just enough” to make a statement!

 

 

 

 

Before we get to the dimensions for today’s card…let’s gander at this paper! I will say that the picture just does not do this justice one bit – this is a FABULOUS set of paper and you will be seeing me use it a bunch! It is called the Succulent Garden DSP collection and it is just fun and fresh!

With being a BUSY CUTTER in making swatch books for the Product Share….I have really gotten to know the new papers and this one is one that is just a beauty! I think when you see it in the picture below your eye goes right to the Calypso Coral which is rather bold but trust me…this just blends beautifully with many projects – I really need to see it in person to appreciate it!

 

 

 

 

Now here is what you all love….the dimensions! ๐Ÿ˜€ I know that many times I forget to share them with you….so if that happens – please leave me a comment or email me! It is ALWAYS my desire to help you create cards and to HAVE FUN…and not stress by trying to figure things out!

I am sure that many of you use these as a start point to help you do your own thing and that is GREAT… guess whatย  – I do the same thing! That is why I signed up to be a SUD as I followed Mary Fish’s blog and found myself CASEING many of her cards and then I thought, this is silly – I can get the products at a discount and the rest is history (I will say that it was NOT in my plan to be around almost 5 years later….but I am glad that I did)

  • The card base is an A-2 size, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/2″
  • The Sweet Sugarplum is 5 1/4″ X 4″
  • The white piece is 2 3/4″ X 8 1/2″ (remember…this was way tooooooo long but I am sharing what I did)
  • The thin strips of Mint Macaron are just 1/8″ strip. (You could mat it with a larger piece but using the trimmer I just used a sliver and then green glue to the rescue!)
  • I stamped the sentiment in the Black Archival Ink and then sprinkled the clear embossing powder over and heat set it.
  • Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pens were the magic for to little POP of color!

 

 

 

There you go…a super quick card and also a card that you could MASS PRODUCE to have on hand…and then color and coordinate DSP’s with is as needed.

I was thinking that it would be a great idea to have some “old faithfuls” like this and make many….and then build your stash up….I would do 3 different Birthday cards….some thinking of you etc….and then you will always have a great stash!

Speaking of great, we know that Sale-a-bration is a great time of the year but what is not better than the deal below! This IS the time of the year that hobbyist love to join as they see the deal that it is – $99 will get you $125 with of products and then on top – you can pick (2) stamps of your choice (what would you pick????)….WOW….and if this is all that you want to do – great with me!

 

 

Why wait, there is no obligation to sell, to blog…to do anything but to have FUN for yourself and to get Stampin’ Up! Products at a 20% discount each and everyday! Click here to get started…you’ll be happy!

Enjoy the day…..it is super cold but we have a dusting of snow and it is beautiful to look out and see….let’s just hope that this does not stop the Brown Man (my wonderful UPS Truck) from making its way to Randall Lane as I want to get those PRODUCT SHARES out the door to YOU!!!!

Remember, today is the LAST DAY for you to get in the 1st wave of the shares….if not – you will have to wait until the end of the month as I need to focus on my Classes in the Mail….please email me today if you want a share ~ they really are the best way to get a feel of the “new kids on the block” without breaking your “Daisy Bank” ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

 

 

 

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