Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Avant-Garden Sample Card & Step-by-Step Video

Here is a card I made using a sample from the Sale-A-Bration brochure using the Avant-Garden Stamp Set.

I was running low on Pear Pizzazz cardstock so I made another card below using Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base. It's just a slight difference. This design could certainly work with many other color combinations. I choose these colors because I thought they would be good for beginners to build on for future projects.

I think it's the perfect card for beginners to get their feet wet with a couple of simple techniques including stamping off and masking.  I made this video to give step-by-step instructions on putting this card together. I talk about the process of cutting cardstock and putting it all together. I hope it is helpful for you, especially if you are new to papercrafting and stamping.

Here's a list of supplies I used to make this card.  Remember that the Avant-Garden Stamp Set is free with a minimum $50 purchase only until March 31.

Thank you for visiting me today. 

Hugs and blessings, Angela 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pals Blog Hop - Case the Catty

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My card uses the Avant Garden Stamp Set and is CASE'd from the sample on page 5 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

I stamped the stem and leaves in Old Olive. I then stamped the flower in Crumb Cake and colored it in using a blender pen with So Saffron. I fussy cut the stem, leaves and flower and pieced it all together.

Of course I made a few adjustments to my version of the card. For example, I used a note card for the  base instead of making a full size card. Since the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper comes in a stack of six by six sheets, I was able to make two cards out of a single sheet instead of just one.

Another slight change I made was using the salutation "thanks" that comes with the Tasty Trucks stamp set. It was easier to do this since the "thanks" in the Avant Garden stamp set is part of the bigger phrase "thanks for being you." 

I thoroughly enjoyed CASE'ing this card. It was like taking a pleasant walk through a big country field. The card has a  surprising number of layers, but none of them seem to overwhelm the simplicity of the single flower. It's really lovely and a great way to say "thanks" to someone.

Here's a picture of the page from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. It's just so pretty.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:
  1. Mary at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker's Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin'
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin'
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme

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