Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Get Well, Nature, Rubber Band Background Technique, Stamping-off technique

Stampin’ Up!® Forever Fern Rubber Band Background Get Well Card

Welcome to my Wacky Wednesday Technique. This Stampin’ Up!® Forever Fern card is really wacky because it is made using rubber bands around a clear block. The things we will do to make a creative background!

I will be using 2 stamp sets today. The Forever Fern stamp set has a lot of great leaf images. The So Sentimental is one of my all time favorites. Sadly it will be retiring. It is only available while supplies last so order yours HERE before it runs out.

Measurements

Measurements: Granny Apple Green Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/2 inches and 3 x 4 inches; and Shimmery White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches.

Stamping

Let’s start stamping! Stamp the sentiment “Sending Healing Hugs” onto the 3 x 4 inch Very Vanilla CS with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Use you Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the sentiment. Fortunately, the Stitched So Sweetly Dies are not on the retiring list!

Rubber band Background in Daffodil Delight

In order to try this technique you will need rubber bands of various thicknesses. Wrap the rubber band around an E size Clear Block in a random pattern.

For this step I used Daffodil Delight ink. Use the ink pad to apply ink to the rubber bands. Flip the clear block over onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Shimmery White CS.

Remove the clear block and see what you have. I think I would have needed to apply more ink. You can rotate the Shimmery White CS, apply more ink to the rubber bands, and stamp down on the Shimmery White again. I stamped once on the upper half and once on the bottom half.

Next I sprayed my rubber band background with a little water to make it bleed into the paper a little.

While the paper is still damp, use the Granny Apple Green ink and the large leaf image from the Forever Fern stamp set to stamp some leaves around the edges.

Stamp some more of the leaves onto edges of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. This will be the inside of the card. I Stamped Off once on the smaller leaf image before stamping onto the Very Vanilla CS.

Rubber band background in Granny Apple Green

I decided the background needed a little more added to it so I inked up the rubber band block with the Granny Apple Green ink and added more to the stamped background.

I also sprayed it with a little water again and then used a paper towel to dab it dry.

Open the Granny Apple Green CS card base and adhere the inside of the card to the inside of the card base.

Use the Bone Folder to fold the card base. Next adhere the Rubber Band Background card piece to the card front.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the background.

Bling!

The Artistry Blooms Self Adhesive Sequins are perfect to add some Bling! to this card! I use the Take Your Pick tool to easily move the sequins from the acetate sheet to the card front.

Viola! You have made a totally wacky Rubber Band Background for this get well card!

Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have had a chance to review the Retiring List in my Online Store. Some products are discounted. Check it all out HERE.

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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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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Butterfly, Hello, Nature, Outdoors, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop with Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s 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 from Arizona USA. I hope you will visit all of the wonderful projects offered by following the next person on the list at the end of this blog. You will be amazed at all the creative inspiration that awaits you!

The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and Brilliant wings dies are so versatile! I combined the butterflies with leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set. The “wood” background paper is the Natural Touch Specialty Paper.

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the butterflies. The colors I used are: Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron. The “Hello” sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

I love Bling! so I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems for a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures today. Please hop on to the next blog and be surprised by how versatile the Butterfly Bouquet Suite is!

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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.

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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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, 3D Technique, Butterfly, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Friendship, Fun/Fancy fold card, Love/Affection, Nature

Fun Fold Friday with Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for Fun Fold Friday. Today’s card is made using the Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!® as well as the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set is part of the Butterfly Bouquet Suite that will be available for purchase on March 2, 2021. Or if you want yours now, consider joining my Theresa’s Gems Team. More information on the Butterfly Bouquet Suite and how to join at the end of the instructions.

The Fun Fold is the centerpiece for this lovely card. It is super simple!

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Bumblebee CS: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches; and Flowers for Every Season DSP: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Stamping

First we will start by stamping the sentiment “Thinking of You” from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento ink onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS.

You will also be stamping the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White CS and then coloring the smaller butterflies with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.

Creating the Fun Fold

You will need your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer for this step. First make a pencil mark at 2 1/8 inches on each side of the 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Flowers for Every Season DSP.

The next step is to line up the pencil marks so that you can make a score line between them. Rotate until you have score lines on each corner.

The Flowers for Every Season card piece should look like this after you have made all the score lines. Erase the pencil marks.

Next you line up the score line at 3/4 inches and make another score line. Rotate until you have made a second score line all the way around. The end result is pictured on the right.

Now use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold along all of the outer score lines.

In a similar fashion, fold the inner score lines outward and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Next, adhere the Fun Fold card piece to the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.

Putting It All Together

Begin to assemble the parts by adhering the Fun Fold card piece to the sentiment card piece. Then adhere that to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.

To complete the card front, use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS card base. Next adhere the completed card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finishing Up

In order to give the butterflies a little more dimension, I used my Bone Folder to gently curve the wings of each butterfly.

Add the butterflies to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center behind the body of the butterfly.

I wanted my Fun Fold to lie a bit more flat so I added a Mini Glue Dot under the first fold. Tip: It is very easy to move the Mini Glue Dot with the Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! You have made a lovely Fun Fold to let someone know you are thinking of them. I really enjoy making cards. And I enjoy it even more when I mail the card out to someone. Additionally, I enjoy the positive feedback I get from the recipient. Mailing cards is a really great way to spread some joy!

Thank you for coming by today for Fun Fold Friday. I hope you will spend some time making your own card and spreading some joy yourself. We could all use a little more joy!

Specials

Mark your calendar for March 2, 2021 so you can place your order for the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and more! Or order now when you join my Theresa’s Gems Team by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator yourself.

And when you join before February 28, 2021 you will also receive 5 packs of 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper! Go to theresastreasures.stampinup.net and select the “JOIN” tab or click HERE to join. If you need any assistance, shoot me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

And don’t forget to place a qualifying order by Sunday February 28, 2021 to be able to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item! Shop HERE

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, Butterfly, flowers, Nature, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Techniques

Wacky Wednesday Ghost Stamping Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday where I explore different techniques for card making. Today I am showing the Ghost Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!® I recently learned this technique from Frenchie Martin. It is a bit messy, but a lot of fun!

The Flower And Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) used for this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration, but only for 6 more days! I will have more information about Sale-a-bration at the end of the instructions.

Measurements

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches (not shown); Flower & Field DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 x 4 inches (the Basic White CS piece pictured here is larger than what you need as I changed the card while I was photographing it).

Stamping

The only stamping outside of the Ghost Stamping Technique is the sentiment. Use Memento Black ink to stamp the “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings onto the 1 x 4 inch Basic White CS strip.

Ghost Stamping Technique

Clear Embossing

The first step is to prepare the stamps. I selected 3 of the In Bloom flowers and positioned them in the right-hand corner. I used a D size acrylic block to pick up all three stamps.

The second step is to use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static so that the embossing powder only sticks where you want it to. Stamp the trio of flowers in Versamark onto the Flower & Field DSP in the right lower corner. Note: Stampin’ Up! no longer sells the Embossing Buddy but it is available from most online craft stores.

The third step is to apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the Versamark. Tip: For ease I have poured a few of the little containers of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder into a plastic container.

Next use the Heat Tool to melt the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Be sure to melt the entire image. When you hold it in the light, the entire image should be shiny. If it is dull, apply more heat.

In a similar manner, stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Wishes onto the Flower & Field DSP and apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Use the Heat Tool again to melt the butterfly image.

Appling the Memento Ink

For the next step, ensure that your Memento ink is well inked. Use a scrap paper under your card piece. Drag the Memento Black ink pad over the top of the Flower & Field DSP and the images stamped in the Versamark and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. You may need to go over it several times to get it dark enough. I like that there is a vague pattern from the Flowers & Field DSP showing through the Memento Black ink.

Use a dry Baby Wipe to rub off the black ink that is on the clear embossed images.

Viola! That is Ghost Stamping!

Putting the Card Together

Prepare the sentiment by using the Classic Label Punch to first punch out the “Happy Day” stamped on the Basic White CS. I punched the sentiment out so it was closer the right end. Punch out a label from the 1 x 4 inch Flirty Flamingo CS.

Next adhere the sentiment to the Flirty Flamingo CS Classic Label with a little of the Flirty Flamingo CS showing on the right end. Trim the sentiment card piece with your Paper Snips.

To assemble the card, first adhere the Ghost Stamping card piece to the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Flirty Flamingo CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS. Next adhere the Flirty Flamingo/Ghost Stamping card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.

Finish the card by adhering the sentiment as shown.

Viola! You have a very unique card to wish someone a Happy Day!

Thanks so much for your visit today. I hope you will give this technique a try.

Sale-a-bration will be ending in 6 days! Remember that for every $50 you order from the 2021 January-June Catalog or the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, you may choose FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. I will have a PDF to download for each of these below. The Flower & Field DSP used for today’s card is a FREE product from the brochure. Get you order in soon so that you do not miss out!

Thank you to all of you who place an order. If you order in the next 6 days, I will send you a FREE package of Rhinestones.

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Posted in 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Coloring Techniques, flowers, Nature, Techniques, Watercolor Techniques

Watercoloring with Garden Wishes by Stampin’ Up!®

I have a really fun way to watercolor to demonstrate to you today. The stamp set is Garden Wishes and it is part of the Dandy Garden Suite in the 2021 January-June Stampin’ Up!® mini catalog. Just a reminder that there are less than 2 weeks before the end of Sale-a-bration. More on that at the end of this blog.

This gorgeous watercolor with Garden Wishes is really very easy. You’ll be surprised!

Measurements:

Measurements: Shimmery White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Granny Apple Green CS: 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; Daffodil Delight CS: 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches; and Shimmery White CS: 1 x 2 inches and 2 1$ x 5 inches.

Watercoloring:

To begin the watercoloring process you will need a clear block. I used the H block. The next step is to apply an even coating of the Daffodil Delight ink by tapping the ink pad onto the clear block. Switch to the Granny Apple Green ink and apply ink to the bottom of the block. Overlap the Daffodil Delight ink a little.

For this step you will need a small spray bottle with a fine misty spray. I have used the spray bottles that my eyeglass cleaner comes in. Spray a fair amount evenly over the ink on the block.

This is the fun part. Flip the block over and center it onto the 2 x 5 inch Shimmery White CS. Press down and watch the color move around. Hold the pressure.

You will need to let the block stay in place for about 10 minutes. I use my heavy tape dispenser to hold the pressure for me.

After the 10 minutes has passed, lift up the clear block. If there are any puddles, dab with a paper towel. Next you will need to let the watercolor dry completely before stamping on it. I am a little impatient, so I used my Heat Tool to help it dry more quickly.

Stamping:

For the stamping, you will use the Memento ink. You may also try Stazon if you wish. I feel that the Stazon is not quite as dark and is more messy to clean up. Either will work well. Stamp the trio of dandelions over your watercolor. Leave the stamp in place for 10 seconds or so to allow the ink to transfer onto the paper. Also, stamp the sentiment “Wishing YOU ALL THE BEST” onto the 1 x 2 inch Shimmery White CS.

Putting It All Together:

Begin to assemble the card pieces by adhering the dandelion card piece to the 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch Granny Apple Green CS. Next you will adhere the sentiment to the 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 inch Daffodil Delight CS.

Assemble the front of the card by adhering the dandelion card piece to the right-hand side of the front of the Shimmery White CS card base.

Finish up the assembly using Stampin Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the left-hand side of the front.

Bling!:

I love Bling! To make this watercolor card extra special I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems with my Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! You have a gorgeous watercolor card that was easy and fun to make!

Do not miss out on Sale-a-bration! You only have until February 28, 2021, 2 weeks away, to make an order and be able to choose FREE product! Please order soon so you are not disappointed.

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Posted in #simplestamping, 2021 January-June Stampin' Up!®Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birthday, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Nature, Simple stamping

Easy Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment Birthday Card with Simple Stamping

Today’s card is an Easy Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment Birthday card made with the Dandy Garden 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP). Just a reminder that Sale-a-bration is only until February 28, 2021- so be sure to place your qualifying order to get FREE product before then.

I really love the simplicity of the Enjoy the Moment images. These images remind me of when I took Botany as an undergraduate and had to make sketches of all the Botanical specimens.

Here is a photo of this beautiful stamp set. Can you name any of the plant seed pods pictured? Leave a comment below if you can. I will be telling you the answer for one of them.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Early Espresso CS: 2 1/4 x 5 inches, 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches; Dandy Garden 6 x 6 inch DSP: 2 x 4 3/4 inches; and Very Vanilla CS: 2 x 4 inches and 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches.

Stamping