Embossing Paste + Butterfly = Love!

Finally, Finally…..I had a chance to try out the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste (#141979, $8.00), and might I just say….LOVE IT!! It is so easy to work with, and creates such beautiful effects!  For this card, I mixed it with two drops of Lemon Lime Twist Ink Refill and it just slid right through the Decorative Mask and onto the card.  It dries so quickly, and creates this beautiful 3D textured effect!

Embossing Paste Beautiful Bouquet Butterfly Thinlits Mary Hanson Up North Stampin

I used the new 2017-19 In Colors to create this card, with a Berry Burst card base and Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink accents.  I embellished just a little with a Clear Faceted Gem (#144142, $5.00).

I encourage you to give the new Embossing Paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks (#144103, $6.00).  Click on the “Let’s Go Shopping” Button above, and let the fun begin!

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Garden in Bloom with Watercolor Background

I went back to a tried and true set today.  I used the “Watercolor in Bloom” stamp set (#139433, $25.00) and a watercolor wash background.  Don’t you love these colors together:  Peekaboo Peach and Bermuda Bay!

Garden in Bloom Bermuda Bay Peach Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

The sentiment is from the “Colorful Seasons” stamp set (#143726, $27.00).  The fonts are so beautiful in this set!

Colorful seasons

I added a fun new embellishment from the new annual catalog:  the Mini Sequin Trim (#144259, $6.00).  YES, those are strings of tiny black sequins – super sharp!

Close Up Garden in Bloom Colorful Seasons Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

The Garden in Bloom stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is so versatile.  Use it as single stamp to create beautiful sharp floral images, or soft watercolor images.  Add color accents with a second stamp.  Use it as a three-step stamp set to add defining lines and put it all together!

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Feeling “At Home With You”

I had the chance to open my new Stampin’ Up! bundle called “At Home With You,” a really fun set with lots of possibilities for year-round use.

At Home With You Tranquil Tide Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

This bundle comes with a ton of stamps and of course, the matching thinlits.

At Home With You Bundle

Did you notice how the Tranquil Tide door opens?  I put the sentiment “I feel at home with you” on the inside when you open the door — a cute little surprise that makes this card rather interactive!

I used summery flower baskets for this card, but you can move this card into fall with pumpkins, or holiday greenery.  This bundle (#145351) is a bargain at $50.25 when you can use it all year round!

A Bridge Fold Card!

Hi, everyone!

I tried a new Fancy Fold card called a Bridge Fold Card using the Daisy Delight Bundle, which includes the stamp set and punch.

Daisy Bridge Fold Mary Hanson Up North Stampin

Fun, huh?  I found the instructions on Song of my Heart Stampers and, honestly, her instructions are so clear, I’m not going to repeat them on my blog — here’s the link for the how-to!

Bridge Fold Card Tutorial

The Daisy Delight Bundle is hopefully going to be available again very soon!  It sells out as soon as it goes on the website — that’s how popular it is!  But you just can’t miss this.  The punch makes it easy to create beautiful daisies, WITHOUT the Big Shot!

In the meantime, the Daisy Delight Stamp Set (#143669, $17.00) is still available, and it is super pretty!

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I’d love to see your Bridge Fold Card, so try it, and share it with me!

Love and a Mason Jar

My friend and I recently made fifty of this simple yet elegant card for a bridal shower invitation.

Amy's Shower card

Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay look so lovely together, don’t they?  The jar and stamped images were made from the Jar of Love stamp set (#141587, $27.00).

jar of love stamps The flowers were stamped first using the Jar of Love stamps in Bermuda Bay inks (I stamped off to create the first layer, and then stamped full strength to create the accents.)  I then cut them out using the big Shot and the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (#141490, $33.00).  I popped some of them up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Isn’t it a darling bouquet?   The LOVE sentiment is from the Weather Together stamp set (#141543, $21.00).

To make fifty invitations, I went into full flower-making mode, stamping and cutting 150 of them.  The rest of the card went quickly once the flowers were cut.  I love how it turned out!

Click on the “Let’s Go Shopping” button at the top of the page to find this lovely bundle.  Happy Stamping!

 

Sending Love and Hugs

Just stopping by with one more card from the Coffee Cafe Bundle — Okay, Okay, I’ll try to stop!!  I used the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to cut out some elements for a coffee cup, including a cup made from another pattern in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (#144155, $11.00).  The background of the card is also cut from a different design in that series.

Sending Love Coffee

I used the new Starburst Punch to create a bi-colored layered sentiment, which actually comes from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (#143855, $17.00).  This punch (#143717, $18.00) is going to be a staple — so handy!

Close Up Sending Love and Coffee

The little sparkly green accents come from my very favorite Glitter Enamel Dots (#144200, $7.00).  Once again, the possibilities from this Coffee Cafe Bundle are endless — I hope you’ve gotten yours!

Click on the “Let’s Go Shopping” button at the top of this page!  Happy Stamping! I need to go get a cup of coffee….  ❤

Coffee — It’s Quite Black and White to Me!

Drinking coffee is a little like breathing for me….okay, well, maybe that’s a BIT extreme, but it’s pretty black and white that I LOVE coffee!  I also love how Pool Party goes with black, white, and silver to create this rich-looking card!

THE coffee in black and white Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

Here’s another card using the Coffee Cafe Bundle, with another of the beautiful designs from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper to use as a background again Black cardstock.  I stamped out the image of the whipping cream on top of the cup, and then used the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to cut it out, along with the white cup.

I accented this card with a small Metallic Foil Doily (#138392, $4.00) and some Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon (#144152, $7.00).  A couple of Glitter Enamel Dots add just the right sparkle to the whipping cream, which is my personal favorite in coffee!

Enjoy this bundle now — just click on the “Let’s Go Shopping” button above to get yours and join the caffeinated fun!!

Two Cups are Better Than One!

Is there anything more true than the sentiment on this card — I love having a cup of coffee with a friend, including my husband, who is my best friend!

I used another design from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper — this wooden background is perfect with the Powder Pink cardstock and Crumb Cake accents.

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Once again, I just started cutting out different elements from the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, and then pieced together two fun cups of java.  I stamped the small hearts from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set across the lids of the cups in Powder Pink and Crumb Cake inks.

I accented this card with the Glitter Enamel Dots (#144200, $7.00) and a little bow made from Linen Thread.  Fun, fun!  I’d love to have a cup of coffee with you and talk Stampin’!

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Dragonfly Mini Treat Bag

Picture this lovely bag holding some yummy chocolate and resting on each place setting at your summer dinner party, or at a picnic.

Treat Bag Colorful Seasons Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

This darling Mini Treat Bag is constructed using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin’ Up.  It takes one and a half 6″ squares of paper, in this case, the Color Theory Designer Series paper in beautiful shades of Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, and Old Olive.

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies can be used in so many ways — I love making holiday treat bags with all the fun DSP’s from Stampin’ Up, whether it be Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Halloween!

I constructed the bag from the thinlits dies, and then stamped some images from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  This set is a MUST — with something for every season.

Colorful seasons

I then added a dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (#142749, $31.00) in Old Olive cardstock.  Underneath the dragonfly, I tucked a few loops of copper metallic thread.  Love it!  Finally, the bag is finished off with a few Glitter Enamel Dots (#144200, $7.00), my new favorite embellishment!

Have fun making all kinds of treat bags with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!  Click on the “Let’s Go Shopping” button above to get started!  Please let me know if you need help ordering, or if you have any questions.

How About a Cuppa?

I can’t get enough of this set — I’ve featured the new “Coffee Cafe” Bundle previously in shades of pink and brown.  Today, I’ve made a card using the outstanding coordinating Designer Series Paper called “Coffee Break.” (#144155, $11.00)  This paper is so fun:

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I started with a Crumb Cake card base, and cut out elements from the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to create two cups of coffee.  The combinations of the framelits along with the papers is virtually endless.  I suggest just cutting out a bunch of shapes in coordinating colors, and then start playing.  Save all the unused elements for future cards — it’s that easy!

Coffee green blue Mary Hanson Up North Stampin'

Oh, and see the cute little corrugated heart? How sweet, huh?  You need to add the Corrugated Elements (#144158, $3.50) to your order — it’s a must!  Haha  Get the Coffee Cafe Bundle (#145331, $45.75) today, and start sharing your creations with all your coffee/tea/frappe/cocoa-loving friends!

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