Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, Animals, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gratitude/ Thanks, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- March 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Happy Hedgehogs

I am so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! The theme for the Gallery is “Thank You”. My Happy Hedgehogs Thank You card was inspired by a Mystery Stamping that I participated in with my stamping buddies. Please go to the Gallery to view all of the different projects. While you are there, please vote for my Stampin’ Up! Happy Hedgehogs card.

This is an adorable Fun Fold!

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Stampin Up Happy Hedgehogs Thank You card
  • Real Red Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inch card base with a score line at 5 1/2 inches
  • Crumb Cake CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 3/4 x 5 inches, a scalloped rectangle from Scalloped Contours Dies and a scrap of 2 x 3 1/2 inches
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 x 5 inches
  • Real Red Double-Stitched Ribbon: 6 1/4 inches
  • Stamp Sets: Happy Hedgehog and Pansy Patch (sentiment)

Card Base

The Real Red card base for this card is easy to make. Above is a pattern. Use your Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and make a score line from the right upper corner to the lower middle. The panel on the right is the card front.

Stamping

Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the images on the Scalloped Contour Die cut rectangle. Color with the Stampin’ Blends in Real Red, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Bronze and Ivory. Stamp the other hedgehog and a mushroom onto the scrap of Very Vanilla CS and color.

Assembly

Adhere the 2 x 5 inch Hand-Penned DSP to the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla CS. Wrap the ribbon around and use Mini Glue Dots to adhere in place. Adhere to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Crumb Cake CS.

Apply adhesive below the score line on the front of the Real Red CS card base. Adhere the above card piece in place. Note: Do not put adhesive all the way to the outer edges. There is a 1/4 inch border.

Adhere the Scalloped Contour stamped card piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front panel. Fussy cut the other hedgehog and mushroom. Adhere with Dimensionals to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Adhere to the inside of the card.

Prop the front behind the hedgehog and mushroom on the inside. Voila!

Thanks for your visit today! Please click on the button below and vote for my card. Happy crafting!

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Theresa

Posted in Gratitude/ Thanks, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Retreats, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- February 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Here Together

I am so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world-a truly diverse group! The theme is “Thank You”. I am very thankful for all the different people I have in my life.

This past weekend I was in Chandler, Arizona at a Craft Retreat. There were ladies from all over who came together for 5 days of uninterrupted crafting! I was so blessed to have had this opportunity to meet so many women with such diverse backgrounds-and we all have the love of crafting in common.

I am so in love the new Stampin’ Up! All Together Designer Series Paper! I enjoy coloring with the new Natural Tones Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers which will be available for purchase on February 1, 2022! Check back on Tuesday at my online store HERE and get your own set of Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends!

The Here Together stamp set has a nice sentiment “Every Act of Kindness Changes the World”. Such a wonderful thought!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an awesome day!

Please vote for my card by clicking on the “Vote” button below.

Adios!

Theresa

Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Blender Pen, Coloring Techniques, Simple stamping, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Write Marker, Watercolor Pencil

Stampin’ Up!® Coloring Techniques with In the Moment

Hello fellow stampers! I hope you are having a good day. Today I am going to show different coloring techniques with In the Moment, a new stamp set in the upcoming 2022 Stampin’ Up! Jan-June Mini Catalog. I will show three different media: Watercolor Pencils with the Blender Pen, Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers. At the end, you can vote on which one you like best!

Watercolor Pencils with the Blender Pen

The stamp set is In the Moment and is a sneak peek of what is in the 2022 Stampin’ Up! January to June Mini Catalog. The catalog will be live on January 4, 2022 at 3 am MST. This card was colored with the Watercolor Pencils followed by a Blender Pen. The Watercolor Pencils come in two different assortments. Assortment 1 has 13 pencils and Assortment 2 has 10 pencils. 23 different colors! The Blender Pen has a chemical in it which helps to smooth out the pencil marks.

Stampin’ Write Markers

The Stampin’ Write Markers were used to color this card. These are water based markers. The colors are more vivid. These can be purchased by color group (10 colors in each group) or in a pack containing all 40 colors. The color groups are: Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles. The big pack is called Many Marvelous Markers.

Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers

I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color this card. These are alcohol based markers. They are different from water based markers in that they can be blended to create a more subtle gradation of shadowing. There are 38 colors which come as a 2 marker combo-light and dark. There is also a color lifter (which I use quite frequently when I color outside the line).

Vote on which coloring technique is your favorite.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you voted. It will be really fun to see which technique is most popular!

Ciao!

Theresa

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Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Animals, Birds, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Fun/Fancy fold card, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

I am on Day 9 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’ Up!® Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas Card. Each day of this challenge my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the fabulous products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready! Tomorrow there is FREE shipping!

I was inspired to make this particular card by a Color Challenge that Stampin’ Up! puts out every month. This months colors are Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Gold. This Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card shows all of these colors.

Measurements

Happy Holly Days Happy Christmas card

  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches. One end has been cut 1/2 inch shorter with the scalloped pattern in the Basic Borders Dies.
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 x 3 1/2 inches and 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches(not shown).
  • Real Red CS: 2 x 5 1/2 inches
  • Gold Brushed Metallic CS: 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Cut with the 3rd smallest Scalloped Contours Die.
  • Crumb Cake CS: 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Stamping

Stamp the bird image in Sahara Sand Ink onto the 3 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the holly image 3 times onto the 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS.

Next stamp the holly image 2 times onto the corners of the 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink. Also in Mossy Meadow Ink, stamp the sentiment “Happy Christmas” onto the 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS (not shown).

Coloring With Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

I love the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers because you can blend the colors and create beautiful images. My bird doesn’t look as realistic as some, but I am satisfied with the results. I learned to use the Dark Blend first for small areas to create shadows. Then blend in the Light color. The colors here are: Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Basic Black, and the Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Real Red and Mossy Meadow.

The same procedure, Dark Blend first followed by the Light, is followed for the holly images.

Fussy cut the bird and holly. Also fussy cut the “Happy Christmas” sentiment (not shown).

Tip: Sometimes it is very difficult to cut exactly and not have any white edge. I just use the Light Blend along the outer edge to hide the white.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside sentiment and the embossed Crumb Cake CS strip to the inside of the Mossy Meadow CS card base. Adhere the 2 x 5 1/2 inch Real Red CS to the front of the card base.

Now with Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the Gold Brushed Metallic CS scalloped rectangle to the card front. Follow by adhering the bird with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center of the back of the holly leaves. Adhere as desired under the bird. To finish, adhere the sentiment “Happy Christmas” under the Gold scalloped rectangle.

Add some Wonderful Gems to make the card front sparkle a little more.

Voila! You have a very festive Happy Christmas card!

I am submitting this card to the #sucolorchallenge and to my Glimmer Gals Team page for our color challenge as well. I hope you enjoyed Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge. See you tomorrow with card #10!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Christmas, Coloring Techniques, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Winter Holiday

Stampin’® Up! Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card

I am on Day 7 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’ Up!® Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card. Each day of this challenge my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge goes until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog, and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

Many of the products in the Stampin’ Up! July-December Mini Catalog will be retiring at the end of December. If you really want something, order now because products are “while supplies last”. Get more information on the “Last Chance” products HERE

I really like how colorful this Great Tidings Religious Christmas card turned out to be. The Wise Men Tidings Dies and the Gold Brushed Metallic Card Stock really make this card shine!

Measurements

Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card

  • Night of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 4 x 4 inches, and a 1/2 inch strip that is at least 3 inches long.
  • Gold Brushed Metallic CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches.

Stamping

Use Memento Ink to stamp one each of the Three Kings onto the 4 x 4 inch Basic White CS.

Use Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment “Wise men still seek Him” onto a 1/2 x 3 inch strip of Basic White CS. Also stamp, in Night of Navy Ink, the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS with the sentiment “Sending Peace & Joy to you”, the 3 Gifts and the Star.

Use Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the Three Kings. For skin color, I used the Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, and Ivory. Additionally, I used the Light and Dark of: Bermuda Bay, Just Jade, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy for the Kings’ dress. I shadowed the turban with Light Smoky Slate. Later I used Dark Poppy Parade for the gem in the turban and the jewel on the cloak of the middle King. Note: These are not the traditional colors for the Three Kings. Going left to right is Gaspar, Balthazar and Melchior.

Three Wise Men Dies and Hammered Metal Embossing Folder

The Three Wise Men Dies really help make the Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card shine. First die cut the Dome, placing the top of the die about 3/4 inch from the top edge and using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Use the dies for the Star and the Town of Bethlehem to diecut from the left over dome piece. Save the remainder of the dome cut out for future use. Tip: This is a great way to make the Gold Brushed Metallic CS last longer- use every scrap!

Use the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder in the Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine for the texture on the 5 3/8 x 4 1/ 8 inch Gold Brushed Metallics CS card piece.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside card piece to the inside panel of the Night of Navy CS card base.

Start the front of the card by adhering the Hammered Metal Gold CS card piece to the front panel of the Night of Navy CS card base. Next adhere the Star with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Adhere the Little Town of Bethlehem flat to the background. Add the Three Kings using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finish the card by trimming the sentiment and adhering it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add one large Gilded Gem to the center of the Star.

Voila! You have made a fabulous Great Tidings Religious Christmas Card!

For my family today is the second Sunday of Advent. Time is moving by so quickly! My son and husband are out to get the tree. I still need to wrap a bunch of packages to mail tomorrow. It is such a wonderful, busy time of year!

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Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Christmas, Guys cards, Masculine, Snowflakes, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Christmas Card

Welcome to my blog today! I have a card that I am submitting to the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #284 Gingham, Checks or Plaid. I had a lot of fun with this card. I wanted to use the Wonderful Snowflakes which are laser-cut snowflakes from an iridescent white paper. They are so beautiful!

I also used the So Many Snowflakes Dies to cut smaller snowflakes from the scrap left behind after punching the Wonderful Snowflakes out. Stampin’ Up! colors used are Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

The Snowflake Wishes stamp set has many snowflakes in different sizes. It also has a great sentiment that goes along with the snowflakes-“May Your Season Sparkle”. The sentiment inside is “Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas”.

I made my own plaid by taking the black and white gingham from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and drawing a Bermuda Bay line over the center of the white column. I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend Alcohol maker on some of the the grey gingham squares to add more color.

The scalloped rectangle is a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. And I added just a little Bling! with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Stop by the Cardz4Guyz HERE to see more cards entered in the Challenge #284 Gingham, Checks and Plaid.

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I am so glad you stopped by today. I hope you have some time to be crafty today. Have a great day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Coloring Techniques, Emboss Powder, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Techniques

Thank You Card for Bruno and Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- August 2021 with Daisy Garden by Stampin’ Up!®

Thank you for joining me today for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so excited to show you a Thank You card made with product from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different Thank You cards from around the world! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration!

The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I am grateful to have customers who support me and I send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers who ordered during the summer.

I really enjoyed making this card using Embossing and the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.

Embossing

I chose the Evening Evergreen Card Stock as my background because I wanted a nice contrast. The first step is to stamp the Daisy Garden stamp onto the Evening Evergreen CS with Versamark ink and use the White Emboss Powder. Be sure to let the powder cool after using the Heat Tool. You don’t want the melted Emboss Powder to smear when you try to color the daisies. I ended up just coloring the flowers. When I colored the stems, it did not really show up well.

Coloring

This is a close up of my coloring. I applied the Light Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers to the entire flower. Then I used the Dark Polished Pink around the center of the flowers. I used the Light Polished Pink again to blend the colors together.

I experimented with several different colors for these daisies.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

Voila! You have a fairly quick and simple Thank You card.

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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Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, Autumn, Designer Series Paper, flowers, Gratitude/ Thanks, Nature, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Vintage

Kylie’s Stampin’ Up!® International Blog Highlights Gallery- August 2021- Harvest Meadow Suite Collection Thank You card

Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for my Thank You card using the Harvest Meadow Suite Collection #156280, which is now available for purchase from the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July-December Mini Catalog. I am Theresa and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, live in the US, and would like a copy of the catalog, please send a request to my email: theresastreasures.az@gmail.com.

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 people from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my card and take the time to see everyone else’s inspiring creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog.

My goal for this card was to use all of the elements in the Harvest Meadow Suite Collection. The stamp set is Nature’s Harvest and the coordinating dies are the Harvest Dies. You can purchase these together with a 10% discount by ordering the Nature’s Harvest Bundle #156813.

The background is the Harvest Meadow 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper #156494 which was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder #156505 on a Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the Cork 12 x 12 Specialty Paper #156393. The cork card piece behind the sentiment is the center of the rectangle frame. A Cinnamon Cider CS Stitched Rectangle is the background for the flowers. The flowers and sentiment are stamped in the Saddle Brown Stazon Ink so that I could use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers for coloring. The colors of the Stampin’ Blends are: Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark So Saffron and Light Soft Succulent.

The finishing touches included using the 3/8 inch diamond Weave Ribbon #156507 and the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots #156506.

Thank you for visiting Theresa’s Treasures today. I would really appreciate your vote. Click on the Vote Button below to get to the International Blog Highlights Gallery and see all of the wonderful projects created from Demonstrators all over the world.

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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!

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, Animals, beginner stamper, Easter, Fun/Fancy fold card, Spring, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Techniques

Stampin’ Up!® Springtime Joy Pop-Up Easter Card

Hello and Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! Today I have a Springtime Joy Pop-Up Easter Card using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series paper. Thank you to Jana Muller of Jana’s Paperdreams for the pop-up card idea!

This fun Easter pop-up card is actually fairly simple to make. I made about 20 of them to sell at a Bazaar I did last weekend. I also sent one to each of my siblings.

Measurements

Measurements: Gorgeous Grape Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 inch oval die-cut (from the Layering Ovals Dies) and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured); Gorgeous Grape CS: 3 x 4 inches scored at 1, 2 and 3 inches and 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches with a score line at 1 1/4 inches.

Stamping

Using the Gorgeous Grape ink stamp the sentiment “Easter is a lovely reminder of new beginnings” toward the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS.

Stamp whichever critter you like in the Memento ink and color with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. For this card I ended up using the cute sheep and the basket of eggs. The colors of Stampin’ Blends for the sheep are Gray Granite and Smoky Slate. The flowers are colored in Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Just Jade and Daffodil Delight. I colored the Easter basket with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and used Petal Pink, Purple Posy, Balmy Blue and So Saffron for the Easter eggs.

Assembling the Card

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Hydrangea Hill DSP to the front of the Gorgeous Grape CS card base by applying the adhesive ONLY to the outer edge.

The next step is to use the Stitched Shapes Die Cuts and cut out the center of the card front. We will not be using the DSP oval for this card. We will be using the Gorgeous Grape CS stitched oval.