Blooms & Bliss

Designer Tin of Cards, Blooms & Bliss, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #blooms&bliss, #designertinofcards,, #bjpeters, #stampinupDo you ever look at Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper and have a hard time deciding which of the beautiful papers you want to use? I certainly do.  I love how they coordinate and are 2 sided.  The color combinations in the paper inspire me.  Such is the case with the Blooms & Bliss designer series paper. 

Blooms & Bliss, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #bjpeters, #blooms&bliss, #stampinbj.comFor this card, I cut each of the coordinating Blooms & Bliss designer series papers at 1 5/8" x 4".  That gives the spacing that you see on the card.


Blooms & Bliss, Layering Circles, Bold Butterfly framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #blooms&bliss, #layeringcircles, #boldbutterfly, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI added a focal point using the Layering Circles framelits.  I love these new framelit collections.  They solve the problem of having a shape and a coordinating layer with a little bit of "edge" to it.  The Bold Butterfly framelit with the new copper thread adds the finishing touch!  A perfect card for so many occasions! 



Fresh Fruit on the Mantel

Fresh Fruit, Frame, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Stampinbj, #freshfruit, #bjpeters,, #stampinup, layering love, #layeringlove
My mantel got an update this weekend with a little Fresh Fruit!  Not real - just these cute stamped images that I placed on a wood box type frame.  Perfect decor for the summer season!  And it won't spoil or get eaten!

Fresh Fruit, Layering Love, Sweet & Sassy, #bjpeters,, #freshfruit, #layeringlove The strawberries are stamped with Real Red and Emerald Envy using the Fresh Fruit stamp set.  The green apples on the right are from the Fruit Stand designer series paper.  I added the greeting from Layering Love embossed in the new bronze embossing powder and then cut out with the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits. 

Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand, Layering Love, Frame,, #bjpeters, #freshfruit, #fruitstand, #layeringloveThese 2 panels are both stamped from the Fresh Fruit stamp set.  The peaches use Peekaboo Peach with a little Flirty Flamingo sponge daubered onto the inked stamp.  The leaves are in Emerald Envy. 

The Pears are stamped in So Saffron with Pear Pizzazz sponge daubered onto the edges.  The ribbons and button give a great finishing touch. 

Would you like to have this on your summer mantel? 


Sweet Cupcake

Sweet Cupcake, Stampin' Up!, Layering Squares, BJ Peters, Stampinbj, #sweetcupcake, #bjpeters,, #layeringsquaresSuper Sweet Cupcake!   Yep, "Sweet Cupcake" is a new stamp set in the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.  AND it coordinates with the Cupcake Cutouts framelits!  Love the coordination as it keeps it sooooo easy to make a gorgeous - and SWEET birthday card!  

Sweet Cupcake, Cupcake Cutouts framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #sweetcupcake, #bjpeters,, #cupcakecutoutsframelitsThe beautiful dimension and texture is created with Stampin' Up!'s famous 2 step stamping - with a twist. . . yes it has 3 steps!  I used 2 colors on the cupcake base and cupcake top.

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #bjpeters,, #stampinupThe base is the lightest color.  The second layer is the darker color stamped off once.  The final and most detailed layer is full color.  What do you think of this color combination?  Is it one you would have chosen? 



Fresh Fruit + Fruit Stand = Gorgeous!

Fruit Stand, Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #freshfruit, #fruitstand, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comDoesn't this card remind you of a tropical fruit salad?   I love the bright mix of colors!  Colors in the designer series paper that is the background of this card are;  Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Dlight, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White. 

Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #fruitstand, #freshfruit,, #bjpetersThe stamps in this focal point come from the Fresh Fruit stamp set.  Yes, the same one I used yesterday in this cute card!   I love how the flower is accented with the Layering Circles framelits.  Another  enhancement is the new Cucumber Crush 5/8" striped ribbon.  While it is hard to see in this picture, I highlighted the large flower focal point with the clear wink of stella glimmer pen. 



Fresh Berries!

Fresh Fruit, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #freshfruit, #bjpeters, #stampinup, #stampinbj.comFresh Strawberries!   YUMMY!   Yes, it is strawberry season in Minnesota and a strawberry patch very near our house, it's way too convenient.  My neighbors went the other day and brought me a basket of berries - so of course I had to make an appropriate thank you card!  

This card has an omitting technique.  It's super easy and really highlights the greeting on this card.  Think of this technique when you do repetition stamping on your card front.  I made it even easier for you as I did a video!  Check it out!


Don't you LOVE it?    Here are the ingredients! 



Creative Inking Blog Hop - Check out the Pretties!

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Welcome to this month's Creative Inking Blog Hop.  The theme this month is Check out the Pretties - also know as favorite new catalog item!  If you've seen the new Stampin' Up! catalog, you will know that I had trouble picking a favorite! 

Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' up!, Blog Hop, BJ Peters, Floral Boutique Washi Tap, #flourishingphrases, #bloghop,, #bjpeters, #floralboutiqueSo, I picked 2 favorites!   First a bundle;  Flourishing Phrases with the Flourish Thinlits.  Second the Navy & White color scheme.  I know traditional, but I was inspired by a designer series paper in the catalog (check your catalog and leave me a note for which one - I see a prize drawing in the future!)

Here I used the Floral Boutique washi tape and the flourish thinlit along with a greeting from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  The stamp set contains a bunch of greetings AND they are designed for pairings for the outside and the inside or your projects!

Flourishing Phrases, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #flourishingphrases,, #stampinupEnjoy this sample with the same color scheme and Flourishing Phrases bundle!  

Key features & Benefits of this bundle;

  • Save 10% when you purchase as a bundle
  • Stamp set and framelits designed to enhance each other
  • Stamp set has images and greetings in 1 stamp set
  • Greetings include complimentary greetings for the outside and inside of a card
  • detailed thinlits provide a detailed traditional look that is on trend

Now, check out inspiration on other demonstrators favorite new catalog item.  Don't forget to leave me a comment about the inspiration designer series paper to be entered into a prize drawing. 

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A Little Foxy DSP showcase

Perfectly Wrapped, A little foxy, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinup, #perfectlywrapped, #alittlefoxy, #stampinbj.comCheck out the super fun quilt card with the "a little foxy designer series paper stack".  The color palette is a little different from palettes I have seen;  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  I love these paper stacks!   6" x 6" 48 pages of 12 double sided designs!  It's at a great price point and size - and so easy to use!

This card is a great example of what you can do with your scraps but also really showcases the paper stack!

Perfectly Wrapped, A little foxy, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampinup, #perfectlywrapped, #alittlefoxy, #stampinbj.comI added a star from the silver glimmer paper punched with the medium star punch.  Adorned the star with the 1/8" silver ribbon.   The greeting is from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set.