Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Today Coastal Coral

Hi Stamping Friends!!

On Saturday I finally mailed out my Celebrate Today card kits to everyone who joined my February Online Stamp Class. Today I'm going to share two cards from the kit. These cards were CASEd from cards I saw on the internet.

Celebrate Today Coastal Coral #1

Stamps: Celebrate Today
Paper: Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Accessories: Balloon Framelits, Cupcake Builder Punch (clouds), Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs EF, Best Year Ever Coral Ribbon

Be sure to stamp the basket first using Soft Suede ink. Use one of the cutout balloons to use as a template to make sure you have the correct position.

Glue the Best Year Ever DSP (with your stamped basket on it) onto the Crushed Curry card base. Glue the Wild Wasabi "grass" to the DSP. Make your balloon.

I made the air balloon by cutting out four balloons, folding them in half, and gluing them together. Here are a few pics...

Attach the balloon to your card using Dimensionals.

Stamp the "Celebrate" sentiment on to Whisper White cardstock. Hand cut the banner. Attach the "clouds" using Dimensionals. Tie the ribbon. DONE!

Celebrate Today Coastal Coral #2

Stamps: Celebrate Today
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Coral, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Balloon Framelits, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

Cut out balloons from the Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral cardstock using the balloon Framelit. Stamp the balloons with the polka dot stamp in coordinating ink colors.

When using photopolymer stamps, you get a better stamped image if you stamp onto a cushioned surface, like our Stampin' Pierce Mat. Be aware that if you do stamp on the mat and get ink on the mat, the ink will not dry. Cover your mat with grid paper before you stamp. It will help you from getting ink everywhere. Ask me how I know. ;)

Using regular tape, attach the Crushed Curry Baker's Twine to each balloon making sure to wrap the twine around the "neck" of the balloon.

When you have your balloons ready, layer them on the Coastal Cabana card base. The bottom two balloons are glued onto the card base and the top three balloons are attached with Dimensionals. The balloons should be sticking out over the edges of your card base. The card should look like this...

Flip your card over and using a scissors, trim off the sides and tops of the balloons using your card base as your straight edge.

Bring all of your strings together and attach them to each other with a glue dot. Make a bow with the baker's twine and attach it with a glue dot.

Stamp your sentiment using Coastal Cabana ink on to your card base. Using Coastal Cabana ink, stamp the flags onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out the flags with the matching Framelit. Attach using Dimensionals.

Sidenote: Even if you did not purchase the Celebrate Today stamp set and matching Balloon Framelits, but you made a qualifying purchase using the appropriate Hostess Code, you will receive a card kit. The kits are versatile enough that you can use them in a variety of ways with a variety of stamp sets. Be creative!! I would love to see what you come up with. :)

I hope this all makes sense!! If not, email or text me your questions and I will try and answer them as best as I can.

Tomorrow I will have the other two cards from the kit to share.

Thanks for stopping by!

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