Posted in Butterfly, Gratitude/ Thanks, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Thank You Card for Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- April 2021 with Butterfly Brilliance

Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! My thank you cards are made with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different thank you cards from around the world!

I belong to a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you are not already an awesome Demonstrator, or do not have an awesome Demonstrator and live in the USA, I would love to be your most awesome Demonstrator! I really appreciate everyone’s support.

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of April.

I am so in love with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, and I just can’t get enough of coloring the beautiful butterflies with the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers. Magenta Madness is the main color for this card because it is just so bright and happy!

I made this card extra sparkly with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the butterflies and the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the background.

The best way to stamp the larger Butterfly Brilliance stamp is with the Stamparatus. That way I am sure to get a nice, even and dark image every time. The large one piece die makes cutting out the individual butterflies such a breeze!

Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures. Look through the list below to see who is next in line for the Blog Hop.

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, beginner stamper, Birthday, Congratulations, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Graduation, Gratitude/ Thanks, Hello, Two-step stamping

Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card

Hello and Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! Today I have Pop-Up Gift Card made with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Hydrangea Haven stamp set. This is a terrific set for practicing the Two Step Stamping Technique.

This awesome gift card holder is really very simple to make with the photographic tutorial that follows.

Measurements

Measurements: Misty Moonlight Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches with score lines at: 3, 4 1/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/2 inches; Very Vanilla CS: two, cut at 2 3/4 x 4 inches; Hydrangea Hill DSP: striped piece: 2 3/4 x 4 inches and floral piece: 1 x 4 inches. You will also need 16 inches of the Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon.

Stamping

The first stamping is in Gorgeous Grape ink onto one of the 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. The stamp is from the So Sentimental stamp set. This is one of my favorite large sentiments which can be used in a variety of settings.

Sadly, the So Sentimental stamp set is on the Retired List and will only be available until May 3, 2021. Here is the Retired List. I recommend ordering early as product is only available while supply lasts.

The next stamping is a Two Step Stamp. Start with stamping the outline of the bunch of flowers and the leaves in Memento ink. Stamp them onto the bottom right-hand corner of the sentiment card piece.

The second step stamp uses the solid stamp to make a “watercolor” design over the outlines of the flowers and leaves. For this step use the Gorgeous Grape ink for the bunch of flowers. Use the Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves. Tip: To easily line up the second stamp I recommend you stand up. Lean over the card piece so you are looking straight down when you place the second step stamp.

Follow the same procedure to stamp the hydrangea on the other 2 3/4 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Note: The ‘watercolor’ design for the second step on the hydrangea is slightly off. It is possible I did not have it turned the proper way to line up better. Or that is just the way it is supposed to be.

Finally, stamp the “for you” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White CS. The sentiment is in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

Constructing the Gift Holder

The best tool for Fun Folds is the Bone Folder. This tool helps you make each fold nice and crisp. Start by folding the 8 1/2 inch score line as shown.

Continue by making a fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line as shown.

Next you will make a fold in the opposite direction at the 4 1/4 inch score line. Then fold the gift card holder closed at the 3 inch score line as shown.

Here is a side view.

Decorating the Gift Card Holder

With the gift card holder folded shut, adhere the striped pattern to the front.

Open the gift card holder. Adhere the sentiment card piece to the top panel. Adhere the Hydrangea to the bottom panel.

Now flip the gift card holder over. Adhere the pop-up portion by applying adhesive ONLY to the edges as shown. Note: If you glue it shut the gift card will not slide in.

Place the adhered panel in the Label Me Lovely Punch about 1/4 of the way in. Punch.

Lay the gift card on the outside of the pop-up panel and mark how wide it is with a pencil mark.

Use some Paper Snips to make a cut along the score line to the pencil marks. This is so that the gift card will slide in between the two panels.

Once you have widened the opening the gift card should slide right on in! Note: Be sure to erase the pencil marks. I almost forgot.

Fold the gift card holder shut. Adhere the 1 x 4 inch Floral design to the top. Cut a banner edge on both ends of the “for you” sentiment. Adhere to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie the Misty Moonlight Ribbon around the gift card holder and Viola! you are done!

Thank you for stopping by to see how to make this awesome Stampin’ Up!® Hydrangea Haven Pop-Up Gift Card! I hope yo give it a try. Have fun with using different papers and stamp sets to create your own!

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Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Clean and Simple, Gratitude/ Thanks, Lake/Sea/Ocean, Nature, Sea, Sealife

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights Gallery- April 2021-Thank You using Friends Are Like Seashells

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for my Thank You using Friends Are Like Seashells. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by folks from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog. Please vote for my card while you are at the gallery.

The Stampin’ Up® Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set lends itself to a lot of creative cards. There are 23 different stamps in this set! I have only used 5 of the stamps in the set for this card.

The card base is Pool Party Card Stock (CS). The remaining CS is Basic White. The ink colors are: Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede. The seashell has been Stamped Off once. I embellished the card with Opal Rounds. The sentiment is made with the Classic Label Punch.

Viola! That is all it takes!

Please vote for my card when you visit the Gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button below. Thank you!

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Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Birds, Emboss Powder, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Emboss Powder

Free As A Bird Thank You Card for Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- March 2021

Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! My thank you cards are made with the Free As A Bird stamp set. Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different thank you cards from around the world!

I belong to a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you are not already an awesome Demonstrator, or do not have an awesome Demonstrator and live in the USA, I would love to be your most awesome Demonstrator! I really appreciate your support.

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of March.

I am looking forward to Spring with the flowers blooming and the birds singing. So much so that I was inspired to make this card. The Free As A Bird stamp set is perfect!

I colored the birds with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. The flowers are Magenta Madness. The leaves are colored in Granny Apple Green to match the background Designer Series Paper(DSP) from the Artistry Blooms DSP. The “Thanks” sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. The sentiment is embossed in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder with Memento ink on an oval of Vellum Card Stock.

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Aqua Painters, Coloring Techniques, Gratitude/ Thanks, Outdoors, Techniques, Watercolor Techniques

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights Program Blog Hop- March 2021-Thank You with Dragonfly Garden

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today. I am Theresa and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by folks from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s creations.

I used a Watercolor Technique that I recently made up to create a serene background for the dragonfly. The dragonfly is from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, There is a Dragonflies Punch also! The sentiment, which I love, is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. All of these products and more can be viewed in the 2021 January to June Stampin’ Up!® Catalog HERE and purchased HERE.

Watercolor Technique

To create this watercolor you will need some of the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper on page 153 in the Annual Catalog and the Water Painters set on page 147. Apply a fair amount of water on the Watercolor paper where you would like the horizon to be.

Draw a line through the water with light pressure using a Stampin’ Write Marker. Here I used the Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker. Using the Water Painter, move some of the ink upward as a tree line.

Be sure the area is still quite wet and run the Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker in a straight line under the Shaded Spruce line. Again use the Water Painter to spread the color downward to form a lake. I did use a little of the Pacific Point color above the Shaded Spruce color to create a sky.

Apply more water and draw another line of Shaded Spruce. Spread with the Water Painter to make the trees a little darker. Repeat using the Pacific Point and spread downward to darken the lake.

I used the smaller Water Painter to color the dragonfly’s wings with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink before using the Dragonflies Punch to punch it out.

I made a thinner version of the watercolor for the inside of the card.

Viola! That is all there is to it!

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I hope you all have a very creative day!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, Bleach Technique, Butterfly, Gratitude/ Thanks, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop with Kylie & Bruno Bertucci Demonstrator Training Program

Hello and Welcome to my blog for the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop. This blog hop is put on by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program. The Program includes Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. You are on Theresa’s Treasures blog written by Theresa McEntee in Arizona in the USA. I hope you will visit all of the wonderful projects offered by following to the next person on the list at the end of this blog. You will be amazed at all the inspiration that awaits you!

This gorgeous butterfly Thank You card is made using the Bleach Technique. I just love how different colors come out after some color is bleached. For this card I used Pretty Peacock Card Stock (CS) and the bleached images appear to be Granny Apple Green!

Preparing the Bleach

The most important part of the Bleaching Technique is to have a good bleach “ink” pad. I used 4 layers of an absorbent paper towel in a Standard Stamp Case and soaked the paper towels with straight household bleach.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Granny Apple Green CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Pretty Peacock CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; and Very Vanilla CS: 1 inch strip.

Stampin with Bleach

Let the stamp sit in the bleach-soaked paper towel for about 10 seconds. Then pat the stamp on that paper towel a few times then place it on the 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Pretty Peacock CS. Leave it sit for about 5 minutes to ensure that the bleach will soak into the paper. If you have too much bleach, let it sit for a shorter period of time.

See the magic when you remove the stamp!

Stamping

I used the “Thank You” sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and stamped it in Pretty Peacock ink onto the 1 inch Very Vanilla CS strip.

Assemble the Card

Begin to assemble the card by adhering the bleached card piece to the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Granny Apple Green CS. Next adhere that piece to the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base.

Add the “Thank You” sentiment to the card front.

Viola! That’s all there is to it.

Note: it is only recommended that you use the Bleach Technique on the red rubber stamps, not on the Photopolymer stamps. Be sure to rinse the stamp with a copious amount of water to remove any residual bleach.

Try the Bleach Technique with any of the colors of cardstock and be surprised by the color that comes up after bleaching the paper.

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Coloring Techniques, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Simply Succulents: Using Stampin’ Blends to Create Life-like Succulents

The Simply Succulents stamp set has outlines for succulents which give you the potential to use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to create life-like succulents. The technique for today is blending the Blends.

The Simply Succulents also has some great sentiments. Today’s card will be a note of gratitude.

I started this project by doing a Google search of images of real succulents. I used those images as models for my coloring.

Measurements

Measurements: Just Jade Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.

Stamping

To start out, use the Memento Black ink to stamp the two smaller succulents onto the 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Note: When using alcohol markers, you will need to use Memento ink, or another dye ink, so that when you are coloring with the alcohol marker, the outline will not bleed into the surrounding paper.

To continue to stamp all of the card pieces, turn the largest succulent stamp upside down, and apply the ink to it. Stamp onto the 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Be sure to move the stamp block straight down onto the paper and then straight up to get the best image. I often will use two hands to be sure to stamp this way.

Begin the front panel of the card by stamping the pot slightly to the right of center in Memento Black ink.

Now we will create the inside of the card. First stamp the sentiment “You make the ordinary extraordinary” in the center. In order to make the inside more interesting, stamp the larger succulent stamp off on the right-hand side. Follow up with the small succulent in the lower left-hand corner.

Technique: Coloring with Stampin’ Blends

Succulents

Begin coloring the smaller succulents with the Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker. The darker portion of the succulent leaf will be down in the center of the plant. I use a very light touch because the ink flows out onto the paper very easily. Color a bit away from the edges until you have a feel for how the ink is flowing. I usually use the brush tip for larger spaces, and the smaller tip for shading. Complete the coloring using the Light Just Jade Stampin’ Blend. Go over the darker part a bit to blend the colors together.

In coloring the smaller succulent, I wanted it to have a purplish hue. I started with the Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. Next I used the Dark Just Jade on the tips and the Light Just Jade over the top of the Highland Heather. Set this aside for now.

Creating a Cylinder

I am not an artist by any means, but I will show you how I colored the pot to make it look cylindrical. First use the small tip of the Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend to color the outer edges. Then fill it in a little more with the Light Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend. To keep the center light, color the rest of the pot with the Ivory Stampin’ Blend. In order to blend all the colors, I went over all the layers with the Ivory in a back and forth motion across the pot.

Inside of the card

To get a little more practice before tackling the largest image, I colored the inside. On the right-hand side, I started with the light version of Just Jade, Balmy Blue, So Saffron and Highland Heather for the base. I then used the Dark Just Jade over the Light Just Jade to darken the tips of the succulents. I used the Light Daffodil Delight on the tips of the So Saffron succulent. For the Balmy Blue succulent, I carefully filled in the body of the leaf with the Light Just Jade, leaving the tips Balmy Blue. I then added a little of the Dark Just Jade at the base of each leaf. I did the same with the Light Just Jade over the Light Highland Heather. The two succulents on the left are colored in a similar fashion as the previous two small succulents.

The Card Front

Now let’s tackle the large succulent image. I started with the Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend, then darken the tips with the Light Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend.

Next I colored the central succulent first with Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend, then went over it with the Light Just Jade, leaving the tips blue. I think it works best if you color each leaf individually.

To continue coloring, I used the Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blend for the tips of the succulent at the top, then added the Light Just Jade Stampin’ Blend to the body of the leaf.

In a similar way, I colored the succulent on the left-hand side.

Finally, the hanging succulent was first colored with the Light Highland Heather. Leaving the tips purple, I added the Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blend to the body of each leaf.

For a final touch, I added a little Dark Just Jade to the central succulent to give it a bit more depth.

Putting It All Together

The next step is to Fussy Cut all of the succulents for the front of the card.

Begin by adhering the inside of the card to the inside of the Just Jade CS card base. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line.

Next adhere the card piece with the pot onto the front of the Just Jade CS card base. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the large bunch of succulents over the pot.

Oops! I forgot to stamp the “Thanks” sentiment on the front of the card! Carefully use the Memento Black ink and stamp the sentiment in the upper left-hand corner.

To finish the front of the card, add the two smaller succulent plants next to the pot. These are adhered flat to the card front.

Viola! You have a gorgeous and colorful arrangement of succulents!

If you haven’t really felt like your succulents look as good as you would like, practice. It does take time to get used to the Blends, how the ink flows onto the paper and how the colors blend together.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope I was able to give you some ideas. If you come up with a great tip, please leave me a comment. I always have my eyes open to a new way to make the succulents look even more life-like.

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Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, beginner stamper, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Sale-A-Bration 2021

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- February 2021-Thank You Cards with So Sentimental

Thank you!

Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! My thank you cards are made with the So Sentimental stamp set. Be sure to visit all the different blogs and see all the different stamp sets and dies that will be used.

I belong to a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you are not already an awesome Demonstrator, or do not have an awesome Demonstrator and live in the USA, I would love to be your most awesome Demonstrator! I really appreciate your support.

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of February.

The Thank You Cards

I made a whole set of Thank You cards using an Embossing Folder (EF) to emboss the first layer. For the second layer I cut the Flowers & Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (January 5 – February 28, 2021) and adhered it to the first layer. The sentiment is made using the “I can’t Thank You enough” from So Sentimental and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The first layer of this card is made with the Meadow Moments EF and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock CS).

The measurements for the embossed layer are 4 x 5 1/4 inches. The second layer which is the Flower & Field DSP is 3 x 4 inches. The sentiment piece is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This card has the non-floral side of the DSP showing. The Flirty Flamingo CS layer is embossed with the Absolutely Argyle EF.

For this card I used the Seabed 3D EF on Just Jade CS.

All Together!

I have a whole bunch of different combinations of DSP and CS colors!

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Theresa