Pansy Patch Step-by-Step

Thank You Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm)
As one of the sentiments in the Pansy Patch Stamp Set says, “The little things you do make a big difference.” That can be true in life—and when sitting down to create a fabulous card for someone special. All the little details and love put into making your card can add up to one big hug that will make someone’s day!
To begin creating our lovely Besten Dank Pansy Patch step-ups, start simple. Fold Polished Pink Cardstock in half; add a layer of stamped Basic White Cardstock to the card front, then layer with just a few die-cut images. Notice that our artist used a Blending Brush to add subtle shading to the die-cut pansy bud. Easy to do. Fast. Fun!
We stepped up our Thank You card with tone-on-tone stamping and pops of gold for extra pizzazz. We also used a Bone Folder to curl the flower petals and give them extra dimension.
To create our Mille mercis card, apply Granny Apple Green ink to the Basic White Cardstock layer using a Blending Brush, then run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Also, did you notice the pretty Baker’s Twine? We colored it with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends to make it really stand out!

Today is the Paper Fashion Show

V and A Creations has designed and made a dress for the paper fashion show today. V designed and make A will be the model!

There is also an interview about us as well as the show and you get to see my dress not quit complete but it’s a teaser. Get your tickets for tonight they start at just $35. It’s for a great benefit too!

Here is the link for the show:

I’m not sure if you are aware but there will be a Paper Fashion Show at the Fillmore Auditorium this Thursday March 10, 2022. Tickets are still available too.

I am one of the designers, and there was an interview that will air on Thursday at 10 am one 9news the show is called Colorado and Company. You can watch live here if you’re interested? Show this Thursday March 10, 2022. I am one of the designers, there was an interview that will air on Thursday at 10 am one 9news the show is called Colorado and Company. You can watch live here if you’re interested?

The actual interview will air on Thursday.

Co&Co is on weekdays on KUSA (NBC) @ 10am.

I believe you can watch a live feed here:

Grassy Grove Bundle

Share the beauty of nature and the joy of versatility with the Grassy Grove Bundle! You will appreciate the value that comes with these versatile, nature-inspired images that are ideal for both masculine and feminine card making. The stamps and dies pair seamlessly to easily create perfectly framed panoramas, such as a deer or colorful sunset peeking out from behind a grove of die-cut trees. It’s compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
And the best part: the images work beautifully with sentiments from other stamp sets to create cards for virtually any occasion! 
Order your bundle here, for a 10% discount.

Paper Fashion Show 2022

The Paper Fashion show is back next week. March 10, 2022 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Get your tickets here.

V and A Creations will be one of the design teams, yay! “V” is designing and making the paper dress and “A” will be the model for the fashion!

This is a sample of the colors used for our dress.

You can tell I’ve added some paint, shimmer and sparkle to the paper.

Our portion of the theme is “dark” not by choice but it was given as a challenge to become half of the idea of…

CHIAROSCURO, this is the description for the event from the website – By definition, it is bold contrasts of light and dark that builds a composition. Opposites working in harmony to create something the other couldn’t do alone. One cannot be defined without the other, but it is more than one being the absence of the other.  It is conflict and it is balance. It is creation and it is nothingness. It is ignorance and it is knowledge. It is discovery and it is mystery.It is fear and it is safety. Where will you find yourself, in the light or in the dark?

Designers, your challenge is to develop half of the composition, find your light or embrace your darkness. Teams will register to design for the light or design for the dark. Once you’ve chosen your aspect, how will you define it? How will you blend haute couture fashion with fantasy and imagination to bring out the light or to embrace the dark?  Together with the other designers we will create CHIAROSCURO.

On Sale! Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick if you’re a budding beginner who wants to branch out, a papercrafting pro who wants to craft on the go, or someone who’s short on storage space! Make precise cuts and embossed designs for any paper project. Originally $60.00, it can be yours for only $48.00 between 1 and 31 March!

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Kickstart your collection and combine your Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the following stamp- and-die bundles—they’re also 20% off during the month of March!

Simple Stamping is Always in Style

This week, put away your embellishments and pull out your FREE Island Vibes Stamp Set only until Feb 28—it’s time for some simple stamping!
For our Thanks card, we stamped out the pineapple in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. We used the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils to fill in the pineapple and the leaves, then deepened the shadows and added depth with the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil. The coloring may look intricate, but it’s so easy when you use the stamp as your guide for shading! Finally, we added a simple sentiment and voilà—a simple card for any occasion!
We used the marker-to-stamp technique to make our Diese Karte beweist: Du bist grandios card. To do this, we colored the plant with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker, the pot with the Real Red marker, and then stamped! We repeated the process using the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight markers. We then punched out the potted plants with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. So simple, but so cute!
To make our Je ne voulais pas attendre une occasion spéciale card, we used the stamping off technique. To do this, we stamped the leaves in Calypso Coral ink, then stamped above it without re-inking our stamp. We repeated this with the Daffodil Delight ink, resulting in a colorful pattern. To finish, we added our sentiment and a Baker’s Twine bow for texture.
If it’s been a while, try stamping simply and see what you can come up with!

Parts & Pieces: Boughs and Blossoms

If you’re a crafter, you could certainly spend a pleasant hour mixing and matching papers, embellishments, and stamped images until you come up with a serendipitous combination of colors and textures. Chances are you’ll whip up more than one design that would lend itself to a pretty card front or 3D project.
Today’s projects were the product of just such a process, and the results are fun, colorful, and easy to reproduce. All three cards feature the same parts, pieces, and colors, but with the adjustment of paper angles, card orientation, composition, and embellishments, each has a unique look.
Our concept artist used Highland Heather Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper and Highland Heather Pastel Pearls because she loved the monochromatic blend. The pale lavender swirls allow the Pale Papaya and Polished Pink flowers to really pop!
For a final touch, she looped silver Simply Elegant Trim behind the flowers; the delicate, metallic twine adds lovely texture and interest—don’t you think?
What can you come up with using whatever bits and bobs you have on hand? You might be surprised by the results!

A New Kit Added!

It’s a new kit available now! Called: CELEBRATE TODAY MAGNET BOARD KIT


  • Kit includes one framed magnet board
  • Includes sticker sheets, double-sided cards, and double-sided paper to decorate with
  • Includes six magnet clips and two pocket envelopes to attach things to your board
  • Finished magnet board size (inside of frame): 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) 
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate

Buy it and other kits here.

Watch the video here!

Step It Up

What’s better than making one card? Making three cards, of course! We had fun stepping up these three cards, and we hope you have fun too, whether you make one card or all three!
For our Diese Karte beweist: Du bist grandios card, we used both the stamps and the die cuts from the Blessings of Home bundle. We first stamped out a gorgeous floral arrangement in VersaMark ink, which we heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and colored with Watercolor Pencils. We then die cut some lovely leaf trim using gold foil and stamped out a sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink using the Special Moments Stamp Set you can earn FREE with Sale-a-bration until Feb 28. Finally, we tore the top and bottom of the panel behind the floral arrangement for texture. 
We added All Together Designer Series Paper and Gilded Gems to our Geweldig goed gedaan card for a nice pop of color. We then used the White Watercolor Pencil to add shading and dimension to our beautiful flowers. Finally, we die cut a fun label for our sentiment using the Meadow Dies.
For our last project—Just a Card to Say You’re Amazing—we broke out the cardstock! We accented the top and bottom of the card with die cut Basic Borders in Rich Razzleberry; then we die cut the floral arrangement in white and the sentiment in Polished Pink. We finished off the card with some Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon. Isn’t it beautiful? 
Shop here today and show us how you step up your cards!

All Together Collection

ALL TOGETHER COLLECTION 160941 | $105.00 • get the whole collection here or shop each product by clicking on the bold text below.
The All Together Collection includes:

Here Together Bundle – which includes the HERE TOGETHER CLING STAMP SET and the HERE FOR YOU DIES
All Together 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Collection

Only available while supplies last

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