Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happy Easter Message


I started this card with heat embossing. 
For my fourth card for class this week, I embossed the cross in gold 
emboss powder and cut it out with the layering oval dies.
I wanted to color it in but loved the natural look just like this!
I added some scallop behind in Soft Suede. 
I then decided I neeeeded to stamp those flowers and palms 
as a background with Crumb Cake ink and the sentiment in Soft Suede.

It is simple but so pretty...especially the gold embossing!

Hope you have a blessed Sunday! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Easter Message
Ink: VersaMark, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Layering Oval framelits dies, gold emboss powder, heat tool




Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hoping For Perfect!


I love this color combo together!  I got it right from the designer paper!
SU! always does an awesome job with the designer series papers (DSP).
I used some By The Shore DSP on the side 
and stamped almost all the images from A Day At The Beach
in the three colors-Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, and Calypso Coral!
I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sentiments and layer it with the 
Tags & Labels dies. Finished it off with some thick twine in Coral.

I love the way it turned out but could see it all in flip flops, too!
Have a wonderful and perfect day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp sets: A Day At The Beach, Suite Sentiments
Ink: Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral
Paper: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, By The Shore DSP
Tags and Labels framelit dies, Thick twine in Calypso Coral




Friday, March 24, 2017

FMS280 Thinking Of You!



Pop Of Paradise was just calling my name for this sketch challenge!
I stamped the flamingo on an oval because I was not going to 
fussy cut him.  I then stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black
ink and then cut it out with the one of the Sweet & Sassy heart dies.
I added another heart die behind in Melon Mambo. I did stamp the 
leaves in Cucumber Crush and cut them out by hand.
Love the gold dots on the designer paper!
Just had to pop some Pop Of Pink DSP in a few layers on the card!

I hope you can play around with this sketch, too...head over to 
freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed weekend!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Pop Of Paradise
Ink: Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cucumber Crush
Paper: Pop Of Pink DSP, Whisper White, 
Basic Black, Melon Mambo



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Adventure Awaites!


My second card for classes next week is a set 
I love but do not use much!  It is called Places You'll Go!
I stamped the globe on Soft Sky card stock in Night of Navy ink.
I used a circle die to cut it out and pop up on globe stand 
stamped in Night of Navy. I stamped the sentiment on 
Calypso Coral and punched it out with the Duet Banner punch.
I used the Sparkle emboss folder with Soft Sky and off centered it
 and added some thick white twine. 
This could make a cute grad card, too!

I hope you have an adventurous day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy 
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Places You'll Go
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White
and Soft Sky
Sparkle emboss folder, Thick Whisper White twine, 
Layering Circle framelit dies, Duet Banner punch 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Egg-stra Special Class Card


This is my first card for classes next week.  I wanted my 
guests to be able to use several of the dies from this set called
Basket Bunch because they are so darn cute!!!
I stamped the basket on Tip Top Taupe in Early Espresso
 and cut it out with the matching dies. I stamped the eggs 
also in Espresso and colored them with markers and cut out with dies.
I stamped the bow in Blushing Bride and cut out with dies.
I stamped the bunny(my fav) in Espresso and colored his ears and checks with 
Blushing Bride marker and bow tie with Pool Party marker.
I cut the grass also with matching dies called Basket Builder.
I used the layering square framelits for the scene 
and the sentiment is from the same set. 
I finished it off with the Petals emboss folder and a little 1/8' white ribbon.
Love the way it turned out because it did take a while to design
 and get the way I wanted it.

Hope you have blessed Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Basket Bunch
Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso
Markers: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder,
Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Tip Top Taupe
1/8" Whisper White ribbon, Layering Square framelits dies,
Basket Builder framelits dies, Petals emboss folder


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flip Flop It!


Just had to play with the Day At The Beach set
as soon as I got it.  I thought of some light, beachy colors
 for my fav stamp-the flip flops! Some So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo
and Mint Macaron flip flops...yay!
I stamped them around the background 
and then layered the colors of card stock.
I stamped a single pair and cut it with layering circle dies
 and a stitched circle and then a scalloped circle. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Tuesday!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net


Stamp set: Day At The Beach
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo,
Mint Macaron, So Saffron
Ink: Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron
Layering Circle framelits dies, Stitched Shapes framelits dies



Monday, March 20, 2017

Love That Builder Birdcage


I just had to pull out the SAB glimmer paper again.
I stamped the little cage and a little place for the little birdie to sit.
I added the love sentiment under it to keep it simple and then went 
glimmer and stripy foe the rest of the card!

I hope you have a wonderful Monday
 and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Builder Birdcage
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper,
2016-2018 In Color DSP in Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Memento Tuxedo Black
Layering Circle framelits dies



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Carousel Slide Card


I designed a slide card for a shoe box swap this weekend.
I used the Carousel Birthday set. 
I stamped the horse image in Peekaboo Peach ink and then rocked it in 
Calypso Coral ink. I cut with stitched circle and then a Peekaboo Peach 
scallop circle behind.  The band on front is stamped with the swirl stamp 
fro the same set and I sponged some Peekaboo Peach on it.
The DSP tri panels on the from are from Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
first cut at 3' x 5" and then cut to a triangle. 


The inside Early Espresso piece is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8' with
a layer of Very Vanilla on top.
I stamped and sponged on it, too.  I hole punched and ran 
some Peekaboo Peach ribbon through for the pull.
The card all together is a standard size A2 card--4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I hope you have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamps set: Carousel Birthday
Ink: Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla,
Early Espresso, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Stitched Shapes dies, Layering Circle dies,
Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon, hole punch, sponge dauber

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mixed Drinks For Cheryl


I stamped this for my friend and  Pretty Pal, Cheryl Ann's birthday.
I stamped the glasses in Basic Gray and then filled them 
with Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Cucumber Crush.
I then stamped the fruit pieces and hand snipped them.
I stamped the sentiment from the same set called Mixed Drinks.
I then decided to make it a little tropical by water coloring 
some Bermuda Bay water color pencil behind the images.

Hope you have yummy day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Mixed Drinks
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach,
Basic Gray
Aqua painter, Water color pencils

Friday, March 17, 2017

Here's To You On St. Patty's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I decided to play with the Mixed Drinks
and make some either green beer or a creme de mente drink.
What ever you are drinking today..may you be blessed!


Thank you for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Mixed Drinks, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White and 2015-2017 In Color DSP



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blue Mediallion


I decided we need to see another medallion this week!
I used Island Indigo and Pool Party with white for a great color combo. 
I stamped the two step medallion and then cut with circle die and layered 
on a scallop circle. 
I used some Pool Party for the sentiment Friend also from the stamp set. 
The background is embossed with the Sparkle emboss folder. 
A few rhinestones finish it off with real sparkle!

I hope you can stop by again and have a lovely day!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Make A Medallion 
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party
Layering Circles framelits dies, rhinestones,
Sparkle emboss folder

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GDP078 Comforting & Healing to You



Love this card!  Even better than I had pictured it in my head!
Love when that happens (not often for me!)
I started with the DSP on the bottom and stamped on the mint 
background the splatter from Touches of Texture in Craft White.
It came out softer than I wanted but then I liked it that way.
I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Mint Macaron
and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Circle. I then 
cut the multi butterfly die from Timeless Tags in Mint Macaron. 
 The one die cuts all 6 butterflies out at once.
I love how they looked on the background.

I hope you can play along with the sketch challenge over at 
global-design-project.com this week!

Thanks for stopping by and may you have a blessed Wednesday!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Flourishing Phrases, Touches of Texture
Ink: Mint Macaron, Whisper White craft ink
Paper: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, 
Blooms & Bliss DSP
Timeless Tags thinlits dies, Mint Macaron ribbon,
Stitched Shapes framelits dies





Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PP335 Happy Emerald Birthday!!!



I stamped the Happy Birthday twice from the Window Shopping 
stamp set in Emerald Envy.  I then layered it on Emerald Envy card stock.
I made a z fold for my base of card. It is 5 1/2 " x 11' scored at 4 1/4" 
and then again at 2 3/4" on the left end. 
I layered white and designer paper on the front panel.



I used the Window Box dies three times on the inside Whisper White piece. 
I added a little bow for cuteness on the outside to finish off.
I hope you can play along with the color challenge this week 
over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by and may all your days be green!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Window Shopping
Ink: Emerald Envy
Paper: Emerald Envy, Whisper White,
2016-2018 In color DSP in Emerald Envy
Emerald Envy ruched ribbon, Window Box thinlits dies 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Thanks Medallion


I just received the new SAB item called Make A Medallion.
It has to stamps that layer together to make the iage about. 
I stamped one in Memento Tuxedo Black and one in
Sweet Sugarplum.  I then layered the medallion 
on a lack scallop circle and then on a white stitched square
and then on a black scallop square. 
I use some 2016-2018 In Color DSP in 
Sweet Sugarplum for the background.
I stamped one of three sentiments from the stamp set 
on a thin banner of Sugarplum and just had to add some bling to finish off.

Hope you have time to stamp/craft today!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Make A Medallion 
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum,
2016-2018 In Color DSP 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sweet Sugarplum
rhinestones, Stitched Shapes framelits dies,
Layering Circles and Layering Squares framelits dies, 



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hi There Builder Birdcage!


This is my first time playing with the Builder Birdcage
stamp set my daughter ordered. 
I thought of the Floral Boutique DSP which I seem the be hoarding.
I stamped the three pieces of the birdcage in Night Of Navy. 
I then thought the bird would look nice in yellow.
I stamped in Crushed Curry so I used some Crushed 
Curry for a banner stamped in Night of Navy.
This card is on the way to my mom!

I hope you have blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!


Stamp set: Builder Birdcage
Ink: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy
Paper: Floral Boutique DSP, Whisper White,
Crushed Curry
Banner punch



Saturday, March 11, 2017

FMS278 Chase Your Dreams




I just received this stamp set called Chase Your Dreams
same day I was designing for this sketch.
I used three water color pencils on a piece of the 
water color paper. I used the Bermuda Bay, Pacific 
Point, and Old Olive.  I then ran my aqua painter
 over the colors for the water color wash,
I then stamped the castle from the stamp set
in Memento Tuxedo Black but I did not like the look.
I then stamped again on a scrap piece of water color paper
and I then hand snipped it out. 
I used a little water color on the castle, too.
I hope you can play along with the sketch this week over 
at freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

I hope you have amazing weekend and thanks 
for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net


Stamp set: Chase Your Dreams
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Water color paper
Watercolor pencils, aqua painter



Friday, March 10, 2017

Cole's 19th Birthday Pop-Up Card!


My amazing son, Cole, turns 19 today!
I thought he would really love the pop up and the fun colors!
I stamped the front balloons and punched with the 
Balloon Bouquet punch,
I used the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits dies for the inside. 
The Party Animal DSP is fun and colorful both inside and out.


I hope you have a wonderful and adventurous weekend!
Party On!

Thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy,
Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango,
Whisper White, Party Animal DSP
Balloon Pop-Up thinlits dies, Emerald Envy 1/8" ribbon,
Balloon Bouquet punch


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Carried Away Cards Tin


Stampin' Up! is offering free products during our Sale-a-bration 
promotion through the end of March. For every 50.00 you spend,
you can pick a free item from the sale-a-bration (SAB) brochure. 
I spend a lot so I have picked several items and had all I wanted when I 
placed another order and needed to pick more items.  
I decided to get more of these great card tins and decorate them for gifts.
Inside is some dividers you can write on to organize your cards.
I cut strips of Carried Away DSP (another free item in SAB) and glued to the 
tin and then cut the letters out with the Large Letters dies.
I tied some Night of Navy twine to the top to look like they were a banner. 

I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

GDP077 Wheel O' Cupcakes!






I used the colors from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP 
which means I added Calypso Coral to the combo.
The base of the gate fold is Early Espresso card stock 
cut at 5 1/2' x 11" and scored at 2 3/4" on each side.
I added pieces of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP on the front panels.
I then stamped the ferris wheel from Carousel Birthday stamp set
 in Early Espresso ink. 
I then stamped the wheel again in Peekaboo Peach 
and cut the tops off the cupcakes with the Up & Away thinlits dies.
I also used the same die set to cut the bottoms in Bermuda Bay.
I attached each with a dimensional onto the Espresso wheel.
Finished it off with a rhinestone in the middle.
Inside I just stamped the tents and a birthday sentiment.

Hope you can play along at global-design-project.com
this week with this great color combo!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Carousel Birthday
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral,
Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
 Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, Bermuda Bay
Up & Away Thinlits dies, rhinestone



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PP334 Let's Celebrate!




Playing with the Balloon Pop-up dies today!
I cut the large pop-up and then decorated it.
I cut a three dot balloons and layered them on. 
I stamped on the banner then added a bow.
Love the numbers from Party Animal DSP behind the die!


Hope you can play along with the cut it out 
challenge over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com
this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have adventurous Tuesday!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Dapper Denim 
Paper: Party Animal DSP, Whisper White, Dapper Denim,
Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango
Balloon Pop-Up thinlits dies

Monday, March 6, 2017

No Stamping Card for FabFri




I decided to make a really quick card!  Why?
Being late at night when I usually do not stamp
 might have something to do with it!
I grabbed my note cards which are always handy
and ready to use.
I cut a few piece of card stock and used a
in color doily that I have loads of in my stash.
I then cut from the Sunshine Wished thinlits dies the word love.
Assembled and was done.....then noticed I had not actually stamped anything.
But I liked it the way it was.

I hope you can play along at fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com 
and thanks for stopping by!

Have a fun Monday!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Paper: Night of Navy, Mint Macaron
Whisper White note card
2015-2017 In Color Doily in Watermelon Wonder
Sunshine Wished thinlits dies, triple banner punch

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Congratulations So In Love!


So Inlove i=with this bundle...especially the paper!
Falling In Love DSP is beautiful shaes of sand, blushing, and soft blue.
I created this card for the Ink Big Design Team last month.
I started with a Sahara Sand base and added some of the DSP on top.
I then cut in the sand one of the intricate dies from
So Detailed thinlits dies.
I placed some of the beautiful satin Very Vanilla ribbon down the side.
Finished off with a sentiment banner from So In Love stamp set and 
a Falling In Love embellishment. 
So soft and sweet!
I hope you have blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: So In Love
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla,
Falling In Love DSP
Ink: Sahara Sand
Falling In Love embellishment, Very Vanilla 1/4" satin ribbon, 
So Detailed thinlits dies, Triple banner punch


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Coral Carousel Card


I did a little casing of a card I saw on Pinterest by 
fellow demo Caro Kaartjes at 
carokaatjes.blogspot.com I think in the Netherlands.
She used some softer shades but I love the vintage look of the coral 
in this DSP stack. I started with a So Saffron base and added two layers of DSP.
Both are the same paper, so in the end, I used one sheet from the paper stack!
I did a scallop circle behind the horse and a pre cut label from the 
Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit. 
The tassel, sequins and twine are from the same kit.
Love the vintage look!

Hope you have a special day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Carousel Birthday
Ink: Calypso Coral
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron,
Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Cupcakes & Carousels embellishment kit, Stitched Shapes
framelits dies, Layering Circles framelits dies


Friday, March 3, 2017

FMS277 Carried Away!



I have so much of this free DSP called Carried Away 
from the 2017 SAB, I just neeeeeed to use it!
So this sketch was perfect for the map looking design on the paper
and I kept the navy balloon theme by
cutting out a large and a small balloon. 
They just needed something so I added a few rhinestones on them.
I hope you can play along with this great sketch over at 
freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

Have a blessed weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp set: Lift Me Up
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Carried Away DSP,
Night of Navy
rhinestones, Up & Away thinlits dies,
triple banner punch 



Thursday, March 2, 2017

Botanical Boxes




I wanted to show off the open ended boxes 
I made for my guests to carry their cards home from card classes.
I used a few retired colors and retired DSP to decorate the boxes.
Miss Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon but new colors come and 
we get attached to those.
Here is a pick of the opening of the box: 

I used the Botanical Builder dies to add on the front
and then used a white accent dot colored black with a black sharpie.

I used a 8 1/2" x 10" piece of card stock.
I scored at 1" and 7 1/2" on the 8 1/2" side.
Scored at 4 1/2" and 5 1/2" on the 10" side.
I cut in on both sides of the 10" side and then attached the sides
to form the box.

I hope you have a blessed Thursday and thanks for
stopping by! 
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

GDP076 Hello Stylish Flowers




Great but simple card by Kylie!
Head over to global-design-project.com to play
along with the Case the Designer challenge this week.

I used the same set as Kylie did but changed the colors
and added some leaves.  The set is Special Reason and it includes the
shape I used for the sentiment. I stamped the flowers in 
Night of Navy & Soft Sky with Cucumber Crush for the leaves.
The sentiment is from the kit called Watercolor Wishes.
I used the Stylish Stems dies to cut the shape for the sentiment
and popped it up on the top.

Thanks for stopping by
and have a special day!
Windy
windyellard.stampinup.net

Stamp sets: Watercolor Wishes, Special Reason
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Stylish Stems framelits dies