Monday, June 26, 2017

Colorful Seasons by StampinUP........"just breathe" !!

On this card, I would like to mention a few brand new StampinUP items:
-  Colorful Seasons Stamp Set
- Seasonal Layers Thinlits
- Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack

For the sentiment, I stamped "just breathe" on a pc. of Crumb Cake card stock
and simply cut it out free-hand with an uneven look.

Also, on the Vanilla pc. of card stock, I made a random flecked background.
This was done with the "wadded paper" technique.
You have never heard of that?  (Please ask for simple instructions if needed).

Thank you!  Lori

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set- Brand New w/ StampinUP!

On my card today I used the "oldy but goodie" set called Flower Shop w/ matching Pansy Punch.
Along with those 2 items, here is a list of BRAND NEW StampinUP Products I used:
-  Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
- Berry Burst 1/2 " Finely Woven Ribbon
- Berry Burst Stamp Pad
- Berry Burst Card Stock
- Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock
- Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set

I do have the Pocket Framelits Dies as well (shown on pg. 214 in the catalog) but this
pocket was simply cut out by "fussy cutting".
This was a class project last month, & we were already using the Big Shot for several other things. 
I opted for my gals to cut the old fashioned way and they were just fine with that!!  :)

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate you visiting & please come back.  Lori Helvick

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers by StampinUP

On this card I used the "Eastern Medallions Thinlits" (pg. 216) StampinUP Catalog
I also used some "Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers" (pg. 196) for $7.00

This card was pretty easy, but please ask if you have a question.
Thank you.......Lori

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Stamp Set- Floral Statements & our Blog Hop (Waddle)


Welcome to our Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle! We are a group of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and we want to share cards made with some NEW! products with you! I am loving the stamp set "Floral Statements".  What do YOU think of it? 

Here are some other card posts you will want to check out.....

Color Scheme:  Real Red, Black, White, Blushing Bride
The word "Friend" comes from the "Awesomely Artistic" Stamp Set.
This beautiful flower and sentiment set is called "Floral Statements". (pg. 163)

Thanks for blogging by.......
Now "waddle" on over to one of the other blogs listed above!  Lori

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Brand New-- Text Ya Later by StampinUP & Basket Swap Part 5

Designed by Kim B. and made by me.
This card features the set "Text Ya Later"

The inside of Kims' card uses the sentiment set called "Five for All"
The 1/4" Stitched-Edge Ribbon in Pacific Point was also used here.

Basket Swap by Jen H. and made by me.  (I'm terrible at coloring)
She used the "Magical Mermaid" stamp set.

This fun fold design came from Sheryl D.
It features the "Daisy Delight" set with matching punch and designer paper.

I wanted to show you that one side or the other can be folded flat.
It will fit perfectly in our regular sized envelope.

And here is a view from the top.
A gold Faceted Gem was used in the center of the daisy.

All FIVE parts from our demonstrator basket swap have been posted now!
There were a total of 15 card projects for your viewing pleasure  :)

Thanks very much to some gals from our local Stray Ducklings group for sharing!!
We are a group of StampinUP demos in Central Illinois and would love to have you join us.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Brand New-- Happiest of Days by StampinUP & Basket Swap Part 4

Today I'm sharing the next to last batch of demonstrator basket swaps! 
(Yes, there will be 3 more cards tomorrow for the final batch).

Designed by Bonnie A. and made by me.
We used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.
The featured stamp set on this card is "Happiest of Days"

Lynn B. of the Stray Ducklings designed this card.
We used the new In Color called Fresh Fig
The "Eastern Beauty" stamp set & matching dies were used here.

Card by Melinda R. of Stillman Valley IL
Color Scheme:  Tranquil Tide and White
She used the "`Label Me Pretty" Stamp Set

Thanks to all 3 of these demos for their creative card ideas!!  Lori Helvick

Monday, June 19, 2017

Brand New-- Coffee Cafe by StampinUP & Basket Swap Part 3

Here are 3 more cards that we had at our annual basket swap event this last weekend.
I hope you like them.......

Designed by Mary B. and made by me.
This is a cool fun fold card with the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set & matching designer paper

Hopefully, you will be able to make out the way it opens and closes.
(picture is not really clear- sorry)

This is a view from above with the card open.
Thank you Mary for your creativity!

Designed by Nancy L. and made by me.
It features the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die.

Designed by Greta W. and made by me.
The Lemon Zest Stamp Set and Lemon Builder Punch were both used.

Questions on any of these cards?  Please ask......Lori

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Brand New-- Magical Mermaid by StampinUP & Basket Swap Part 2

Here are 3 more Basket Swap creations by the Stray Ducklings Group of demos.....

Designed by Terese B. and made by me.
The sample had 3 Glitter Enamel Dots, but I chose to leave them off my card.
The "Magical Mermaid" was heat embossed & then we simply sponged some ink to make the image POP!

This card swap was designed by Jolece W. and made by me.
The "Daisy Delight" Stamp set was used along with the matching "Daisy" punch
In the center of the daisy, we used a Clear Faceted Gem.

Designed by Josie W. and made by me.
The party hat image comes from "Celebrate You" (pg. 72)
This is a new In Color called Berry Burst.  We also used White & a Silver Foil Sheet

Thanks to Terese, Jolece and Josie for sharing their basket swap projects.
We had a very fun day yesterday!!  Lori

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Brand New-- Beautiful Bouquet by StampinUP & Basket Swap Part 1


This was my card today.  (I added a couple retired jewels after the fact).
Anyway, on this card I feature the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set
and the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.

This card was designed by Debbie K. of Sterling IL
and made by me.  Very beautiful use of the new Eastern Medallions Dies.

This swap card was designed by Mary H. of Brimfield, IL
I like how she incorporated a small strip of the Color Theory Paper Stack.

Please check back the next few days for more basket swap designs by our Stray Ducklings Demo Group.
Thanks for stopping......Lori

Friday, June 16, 2017

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set by StampinUP & Matching Designer Series Paper

Color Scheme:  Vanilla, Dapper Denim, and Lemon Lime Twist

On todays' card I used the "Oh My Stars' Embossing Folder.
The stamped images come from "Eastern Beauty".
The "Eastern Palace Specialty" Designer Series Paper was used along with the 
1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist

I'm really liking the featured new In Color shown today!!
At first, I was unsure.... but the more I use the Lemon Lime Twist the more I want to.

Thank you for stopping by......Lori