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Darla Hutt-Watson

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Hi there! I'm Darla and I live in BEAUTIFUL Northern California! I am a mother of seven terrific kids and have been married to my husband for 32 years. I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator since 2010 and love ALL THINGS paper crafting. I also have a scrapbooking retreat business called Scrap Happens Retreats. I love teaching and learning new techniques, sharing ideas, hosting my retreats, being a wife and a mom. Hiking, bicycling, gardening and cooking are a few of my other hobbies. I'm living for Jesus and LOVIN' LIFE!!

Monday, March 2, 2020

"Make- It Monday" By the Dock - THREE TUTORIALS

Good Morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I had a terrific Painted Poppies class on Saturday!  I had 14 ladies attend and six kits.  We enjoyed chicken salad wraps and DELICIOUS lemon cupcakes made by my daughter at Kate's Bakes!  My little 15 year old entrepreneur! 

Today I have a couple of  "Make-It Monday" Tutorials to share with you! I hope you are INSPIRED!


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·         Stamp Sets: By The Dock
·         Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Balmy Blue (146982), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), Mossy Meadow (133676)
·         Ink: Saddle Brown Stazon (151508), Early Espresso (147114)
·         Tools & Accessories: Granny Apple Green Combo Blends (147274), AquaPainter (103954), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Dockside Dies (151618), Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder (151590)
·         Designer Paper: Come Sail Away DSP (149481)
·         Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332)
·         Card Base:  Balmy Blue:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2
·         Cardstock #2:  Crumb Cake:  4 x 5-1/4 and 1 x 2-1/2
·         Cardstock #3:  Whisper White: 3-1/4 x 4-1/2 and scrap
·         Cardstock #4:  Early Espresso:  ¾ x 5-1/4
·         Cardstock #5:  Mossy Meadow:  1-1/4 x 3
·         Designer Paper:  Come Sail Away (stripe print): 1-1/2 x 4                   
·         Score Balmy Blue base card at 4-1/4 and fold.
·         Emboss Crumb Cake layer with Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder and add to front.
·         Add DSP along left side.
·         Adhere strip of Early Espresso across the front towards bottom.
·         Watercolor Whisper White c/s with Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake Inks and AquaPainter for background (Balmy Blue on top 2/3 and Crumb Cake on bottom 1/3). 
·         Stamp dock image in Saddle Brown Stazon.  Watercolor dock and bird with Crumb Cake Ink to fill in a little.
·         Use largest Stitched So Sweetly Scallop Rectangle to cut panel and stamp greeting with Early Espresso Ink in upper right.  Add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
·         Stamp two oars with Early Espresso Ink on Crumb Cake c/s, cut with Dockside Die and adhere to top left corner.
·         Cut grass from Mossy Meadow c/s with Dockside Die and adhere towards right side.  Color top of cat-tail with Early Espresso Ink.
·         Stamp frog with Saddle Brown Stazon on scrap Whisper White c/s, color with Granny Apple Green Blends, cut with Dockside Die and add to grass with Stampin’ Dimensional.

By The Dock


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·         Stamp Sets:  By the Dock (151622), Happy Birthday To You (152308)
·         Dies:  Dockside Dies (151618)
·         Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Fluid 100 Color Watercolor Paper (149612)
·         Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Night of Navy (147110), Crushed Curry (147087)
·         Ink Refills:  Pacific Point (111840), Dark Pumpkin Pie (105229), Mango Melody (147162)
·         Blender Markers:  Bronze (144607), Pumpkin Pie Dark (144577), Dark Daffodil Delight (144585), Dark Crumb Cake (144581), Light Crumb Cake (144582), Light Pretty Peacock (149538)
·         Tools & Accessories: Aqua Painters (103954)


·         Card Base: Basic Black 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”.  Score and fold at 4-1/4”
·         Whisper White:  5 ¼” x 4”
·         Fluid 100 Color Watercolor Paper:  5 ¼” x 4”

·         Using the watercolor paper, paint the background for the card.  For the water fill the aqua painter with water and a couple of drops of Pacific Point.  Lightly swipe the ink and start coloring the water.   Using the Night of Navy ink pad squeeze the pad so that some ink is on the inside of the front cover.  Rub the aqua painter with some of the Night of Navy ink and blend in small amounts until you achieve the desired finish.   For the sky fill two aqua painters with water.  Add a few drops of Mango Melody to one and Dark Pumpkin Pie to the other. Lightly swipe as the ink from the aqua painters to paint the sky.  Using the Crushed Curry Ink Pad, squeeze the pad so that some of the ink is on the inside of the front cover.   Rub the aqua painter with the crushed curry and blend until the desired finish.
·         Stamp the dock and boat with black memento, color as desired with blender markers.
·         Die cut dock and boat using a die cutting machine.  Touch up any edges as required. 
·         Cut left hand edge of dock to have a straight edge. 
·         Adhere both the dock and boat to the water color paper as shown.
·         Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment and bird using memento.
·         Last adhere the whisper white card stock to the inside.
·         Your card is now complete!

By the Dock

All images © 1990-2020 Stampin’ Up!®


·         Stamp Sets: By The Dock (151622)
·         Cardstock: Pool Party (122924), Coastal Cabana (131297), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Whisper White (100730), Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612), Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper (149489)
·         Ink: Memento (132708), Balmy Blue (147105)
·         Blends:  Light Crumb Cake (144582), Dark Crumb Cake (144581), Light Balmy Blue (148540), Light Granny Apple Green (146876)
·         Tools & Accessories: Dockside Dies (151618), Label Me Lovely Punch (151296), Braided Burlap Trim (151254), Pigment Sprinkles (149663), Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin’ Dimensionals (100430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

·         Card Base: Pool Party 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.
·         Cardstock #2: Coastal Cabana 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
·         Cardstock #3: Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper 3 ¾” x 5” (Also a scrap for pigment sprinkles)
·         Cardstock #4: Whisper White – Scrap for Dock, Birds & Frog
·         Cardstock #5: Pear Pizzazz – Scrap for shoreline


·         Use Aqua Painter and saturate a small area on the scrap piece of watercolor paper.  Sprinkle with Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkle.  (Color will be extremely intense. 
·         Move over to 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Watercolor paper and saturate the bottom one-third of paper with water. 
·         Saturate another area on the scrap piece of watercolor paper and pick up just a small amount of the wet pigment sprinkles.  Continue to add water until you get a light enough color and apply to wet area of your project to create water area.
·         Squeeze the lid of the Balmy Blue ink pad and open.  Pick up a small amount of ink using Aqua Painter and apply to top area of watercolor paper to create sky.
·         Stamp two bird, dock and frog onto scrap piece of Whisper White using Memento ink.
·         Color birds using light Balmy Blue blend pen.
·         Color dock using light and dark Crumb Cake blends.
·         Color frog using light Crumb cake and light Granny Apple Green blend
·         Stamp sentiment on Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper using Memento ink and punch out using Label Me Lovely Punch.
·         Trim off sides of punched piece at first curve.
·         Cut a 6” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim.  Pull the trim apart completely. 
·         Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, take one strand of trim and attach to dock along the stamped rope on the top right pier.  Twist around back and secure with glue.
·         Wrap over to top left pier and secure with glue.
·         Wrap around pier with bird three times and secure with glue.  Trim excess.
·         Die cut out the shoreline from Pear Pizzazz scrap.  Attach to card.
·         Attach dock, frog, one bird and sentiment using Dimensionals.
·         Glue one bird to sentiment.

·         Card complete!

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