Elements of Style

This card honors a dear friend who has blessed my life in so many ways, love you Jeanette!

Creative Tips:

1. The cracked glass technique really shows off the beautiful flower image in the Elements of Style Stamp Set. This is a new set coming with the Summer Mini Catalog May 1. Stay tuned there are more on the way.

2. A scalloped border is easy with the help of the Scallop Edge Punch, a Bone Folder, and a Crimper. Scallop a 1″ x 12″ strip of card stock, distress it with your bone folder, and then run it through the crimper. The material will be soft and pliable, enabling you to wrap it around the oval with ease. Sticky strip is attached to the outer edge of the reverse side to hold the scallop in place.

3. The 1″ Rose Red Double Stitched Ribbon is used to tie the yummy bow. It was attached to the card with a Pop-Up Glue Dot.

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Project Recipe:
Stamps: Elements of Style (120045)
Paper: Rose Red (102544), Apricot Appeal (105124), Watercolor Paper (105019), Bashful Blue Patterns DP (112151)
Ink: Bashful Blue (105111), Brilliant Blue (100691), Apricot Appeal (105218), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Pretty in Pink (101301), Regal Rose (105211), Rose Red (101778), Certainly Celery (105217), and Old Olive (102277) Classic Stampin’ Pads, Versamark (102283)
Accessories: 1″ Rose Red Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (111846), Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), Aqua Painter (103954), Glassy Glaze Enamel (100477), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Bone Folder (102300), Sticky Tape (104294), Crimper (101618), Dimensionals (104430)

Blessings,

Dacia Smith

Eggcellent Blooms

Creative Tips:

1. The Eggcellent Eggs Kit from the Occasions Mini catalog is full of fun embellishments for card making. The kit contains 4 sheets of die cut printed egg stands in five different colors. Don’t color eggs, look at all the creative uses for the stands. There are three stands used here. Can you find them?

2. The Eggcellent Eggs Kit also contains two sheets of white rub-ons. They can be used as fun border strips, corner embellishments or to jazz up a sweet sentiment. The kit is a great value at $9.95.

3. The Whisper White lace border was created using the Scallop Trim Border Punch that could be yours free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. Hurry though, the offer expires March 31.

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Project Recipe:
Stamps: Tiny Tags (118592)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), So Saffron (105118), Bashful Blue (105120), Eggcellent Easter Kit (117179)
Ink: Bashful Blue (105111) and Pretty in Pink (100045) Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate (114512), Scallop Edge (112091), Medium Jewelry Tag (117190), and Scallop Trim Border (118402) Punches, Sticky Tape (104294), Crimper (101618), Dimensionals (104430)

Blessings,

Dacia Smith

Eggcellent Card

Creative Tips:

1. The Eggcellent Eggs Kit from the Occasions Mini catalog does more than decorate eggs. Just look at this fun Easter card. The kit is full of great accessories to adorn your favorite projects this Easter. The flowers are die cut from four different soft subtle designer paper patterns. It also includes one sheet of leaves to add to all of your posies. The rhinestones are a fun way to add a little sparkle and are also part of the kit.

2. The scalloped edge around the circle was added using an egg stand from the Eggcellent Eggs Kit. Scallop each side and distress by dragging it back and forth along your table edge. Cut it in half and run through your Crimper. Apply Sticky Tape to the back of the circle around the outside edge. Begin wrapping the scallop edge strip. The distressed crimped paper becomes easy to wrap around different shapes. Try using the technique on an oval.

3. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with White Embossing Powder. The added swirls are rub-ons from the Eggcellent Eggs Kit. The border across the top of the card was also added from the same sheet. With two sheets of rub-ons you can decorate a dozen eggs and several matching cards. The kit is a great value at $9.95.

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Project Recipe:
Stamps: A Good Egg (114974)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), So Saffron (105118), Pretty in Pink (100459), Bashful Blue (105120), Certainly Celery (105125), Eggcellent Easter Kit (117179)
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder (117335), Large Oval (107305), Scallop Oval 114889), Scallop Edge (112091), and Extra Large Two Step Bird (117191) Punches, White Embossing Powder (109132), Sticky Tape (104294), Crimper (101618), Dimensionals (104430)

Blessings,

Dacia Smith

Dyed Eggs

This one follows last week’s MOJO Monday 128 sketch.

Creative Tips:

1. The 140 lb Watercolor Paper works great for dying Easter eggs. You can create a yard full of eggs in any of the over 50 Stampin’ Up! colors.

2. The white on white background was done with the Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder.

3. The chick is paper pieced compliments of the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper and a little sparkle using Dazzling Diamonds.

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Project Recipe:
Stamps: A Good Egg (114974)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Certainly Celery (105125), Crushed Curry (115319), Water Color Paper (105019), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper (115675)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656), Crushed Curry (115659), Basic Black (101179), Pumpkin Pie Stampin Write Marker (105115)
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292), Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder (117335), Large Oval Punch (107305), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579)

Blessings,

Dacia Smith

Cottage Wall Posey

Creative Tips:

1. Every Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Pack contains coordinated patterns. The Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper is no exception. Four of the twelve patterns are represented here. Mix and match for several great combinations.

2. The flower was created using the 1″ Circle Punch and a couple of quick folds. After creating the six petals, they were attached to a 1″ circle using Snail. The center is a Playground Button filled with a pearl from the Pretties Kit.

3. The Old Olive Satin Ribbon was knotted and attached with a glue dot to form the leaves.

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Project Recipe:
Stamps: Tiny Tags (118592)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), Old Olive (100702), Cottage Wall Designer Paper (115671)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292), 1″ Circle 109046), Scallop Oval (114889), Large Oval (107305), and Word Window (105090) Punches, Playground Buttons (116313), Pretties Kit (109114), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

Blessings,

Dacia Smith

Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge

Getting back into the swing of things with my take on Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge this week. The Stampin’ for Soldiers event was loads of fun. We completed 1056 cards! I great big thank you goes out to all those that came out to stamp with us on Saturday. Couldn’t have done it without you!

Creative Tips:

1. The texture on the Kiwi Kiss panel was achieved with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate and the Big Shot. It added just the right punch to set off the sentiment from the Great Friend Stamp Set.

2. The butterfly is wearing Iridescent Ice for a little sparkle this evening. It was applied using Heat and Stick Powder.

3. The stem was stamped full strength several times around the oval. The second time around the “Stamping Off Technique” was applied.

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Project Recipe:
Stamps: Great Friend (113792)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Regal Rose (105130), Rose Red (102544), Kiwi Kiss (retired), Raspberry Tart DP (retired)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss (retired), Rose Red (101778), Regal Rose (105211)
Accessories: Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (109056), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), Coluzzle Oval Template (retired), Matchbox Bigz Die (114890), Heat and Stick Powder (100625), Iridescent Ice (101930), Heat Tool (100005), Eggcellent Eggs Kit (117179)

Blessings,

Dacia Smith