Friday, March 28, 2014

Modern Medley DSP!!!!

Modern Medley
Modern Medley is one of my favorite Stampin' Up Designer Series Papers.  I have a workshop once a month with 5 Ladies and this is what we made for our March project.  I cased the five-way flower card but the rest I created with a friend and if it looks like someone else's then good minds think alike.  I can't remember where I saw the five-way flower card, but thanks to that creative person for sharing it.  I fell in love with it the moment I first saw it (it enabled me to buy the stamp).  Very Vanilla card stock looks great with this paper. There were so many more we could have made. Hope you like this project. This is my first post and I am in learning mode, so be patient with me. Listed below are the supplies used for this project.
Paper and embellishments:
Modern Medley DSP (126926), Basic Black card stock (121045), Very Vanilla cardstock (115318), Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Neutral Candy dots (130934), Rhinestones 119246.
Stamp Sets: (All stamp sets clear mount unless noted)
Five-Way Flower  Wood Mount only 131088, Remembering Your Birthday 131350, Sassy Salutations 126707, Wetlands 126697, Best of Greetings 133485 (will retired March 31st), Simply Sketched (Hostess set) 129672.  
Ink: Black Staz-on 101406 (pg 165 of AC) 
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer 126889, Spiral Flower Original Die 129379 (in Occasions Catalog), Dimensionals 104430, snail adhesive 104332, Sticky Strip 104294, Multipurpose liquid glue 110755(for flower). These are regular A2 cards cut at 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" or cut 11" X 4 1/4". 
Measurements for box: Very Vanilla used for Top measures 7 5/8" X 9 1/8" and score on all four sides at 1 1/2" and for the bottom 8 1/2" X 10" and score at 2" on all four sides. Cut tabs, use sticky strip on the tabs of box to make it hold better.  The belly band is a 2" X 12" piece of Modern Medley DSP that doesn't meet in the middle. I cut  two ovals to attach to each end of the belly band and help hold it together and decorated it with a spiral flower.Hope you like the projects and plan to make some of your own.You can purchase these supplies at my online store.   Thanks for visiting my blog.  To visit my online store click here to buy any of these supplies.

Happy Stamping, 

Johnnie Sexton
Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Chic n Clique

I wanted to tell you about the new program Angie Kennedy-Juda has going.  I have been viewing Angie's blog for many years and watched it grow.  This program she has going is for membership only.  There is a Premium and a Regular membership.  Go check her site out and see which one you would like to belong to. She has tutorials, projects, video's other than what she has on her regular site.  You can join the bi-weekly sketches and there are some really cute cards showing up on the sketch board.  I am really excited for her and hope you will consider checking it out.   Go to ChicnClique Forum or

Below is the  first  sketch sent in to the Sketch Forum: And Yes, again I used Modern Medley DSP!! My all time favorite DSP!

I used the Modern Medley DSP126926, Very Vanilla 101650, and Basic Black 121045, Candy dots neutral 130934, Decorative Label punch 120907, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Modern Label punch119849, and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set 127802 WM.  This is my go to set for most sentiments it has 24 sentiments you can use.  I cut the Decorative Label in Very Vanilla in half long ways and then layered the basic black so you could just see the edges of the Very Vanilla.  So, I hope this information has been helpful and you will go visit her site.  You can't go wrong by just visiting but once you get there you will want to stay.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thinking of You!!!! and Ready for Spring!!!!!

Are we ready for Spring or what!!!!! LOVE this card! The Oval Collections is one of my favorite dies to use.  I like making cards with them and along with punches it makes it quick and easy to get a card done in no time.  On this card the Boho Blossoms punch was used along with Whisper White, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi card stock for the flowers and leaves. Early Expresso card stock and ink was used for the layering and sentiment.  For the leaves I used the Little Leaves Sizzlits. Pearls were used for center of flowers. We made this card in the monthly workshop.  Don't forget to finish the inside of your card. I forgot to take a picture of  the inside but you can always punch a flower and cut a small piece of the leave and glue it in.  The inside of the card is just as important as the outside, I think.  Hope you like and a supply list is provided below for your shopping convenience in my online store here!

Supplies: Whisper White 100730, Early Expresso 119686, Daffodil Delight 119683, Tangerine Tango 111349, Pool Party 122924, Wild Wasabi 108641.
Ink: Early Expresso 126974 and refill 119789.
Tools:  Oval Collections dies 129381, Boho Blossoms punch 119858, Little Leaves Sizzlits 114511 pg. 188 in annual catalog.
Stamps:  Thinking of You was a single stamp.
Acccessories: Pearls 119247 pg. 171 in annual catalog, snail adhesive 104332 pg. 174, paper trimmer 126889,  glue dots 103683.

Hope you have as much fun making this card as I did! Enjoy!

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wedding Card

 The Wedding season is upon us!  You want to look just as stylish as the wedding party with your special card for that special day.  Hope this idea will help you make that special card.

This card uses the flower from Blooming with Kindness, but I bought it when it was being sold separately.  The Mr. and Mrs. stamp is from the Label Love stamp set. The piece behind the sentiment is from Label Bracket punch and Chalk Talk and Modern Mosaic embossing folder was used.  Also, the Artisan Label punch was used to punch out the Mr. and Mrs. label. Basic black was used to make the flag behind the Chalk Talk label.  I think you can tell how simply but elegant this card is with using Basic Black and Whisper White card stock.  You could also use Silver or Gold glitter paper as the flag behind the sentiment. The Foil paper wouldn't look bad either, in silver or gold.
This is the inside of the card and like I said before in another project the inside is important, also. I just stamped the Blooming with Kindness a little off the edge with Black Staz-on ink. Nice subtle finish to the inside. I don't usually stamp a sentiment in the card until I am ready to use it.  This has just become a habit of mine and that way I can personalize to the person I am giving it to.  I will list the supplies below for your shopping convenience.  Enjoy!!!

I cased this card from Natalie Kennedy at Sit.Stay.Stamp blog.  She put a gold flag behind her sentiment.  I liked that but just wanted to change it up a bit.  This card was posted on Pinterest. We also did this card in my monthly club.

Supplies:  Stamps: Label Love 130622, Chalk Talk 130634, Blooming with Kindness 126422 CM
Ink:  Black Staz-on.  Paper:  Whisper White 100730, Basic Black 121045. Accessories: Pearls 119247, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder 129984, Chalk Talk Framelits 129983, Artisan Label punch 130920, Bracket label punch ( Occasion Catalog) Dimensionals 104430, Snail adhesive 104332.