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Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars in Glory

Whoa – it’s the weekend! What a crazy, hectic week for me… and I haven’t posted in a couple of days because of that ~ but here I am… with a card I hope you’ll like (I like it!) It uses Stitched Stars Dies and I’m a ‘star’ person. I also combined Black Glitter paper & Peaceful Place SDSP. I also splattered some Basic Gray & Smoky Slate using the Stampin’ Blends. They don’t show much, but in person you can tell.

Stitched Starts in Glory.1

,While it’s subdued with grays, it is also sparkly with the Black Glitter Paper & the Silver Foil just makes those big stars pop! I could add some rhinestones, but I don’t really think it needs it – although I know some folks like rhinestones on just about everything! :O) (You know who you are.)

Basic steps:

  • Basic Gray card stock cut 4 1/4 x `11
  • Basic White card stock cut 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Peaceful Place SDSP cut 12 x 5 3/8 (2)
  • Peaceful Place SDSP for crosspiece 3/4 x 3 1/8
  • Die cut stars from Silver Foil Sheets – and there are three
  • Die cut the scrolly swirl of stars from Black Glitter paper, reserve the stars from the die cut.

More detail

  • Splatter the Basic White panel using the Basic Gray and the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends
  • Add the side strips of the Peaceful Place DSP to the right & left edges of the Basic White panel. Adhere the center ‘strip’ as a ‘foundation kind of piece.
  • Add this panel to the card front.
  • Adhere the Glitter scrolly swirl of stars at an angle – as shown, with dabs of liquid glue.
  • Adhere the stars: the largest is just an outline and it’s adhered directly to the card.; the next is on several dimensionals; tghe smallest with the added detail has a small dimensional in the center.
  • Add three Black Glitter stars that popped from the swirl when it was die cut ~ and the card front is done!
Stitched Stars in Glory.2

The inside…

  • Die cut a strip of Silver Foil 5/8 x 5 3/8
  • Die cut a strip from the Peaceful Prints SDSP 1/2 x 5 3/8. Adhere to the Silver Foil strip
  • Add strip to the Basic White panel (4 1/8 x 5 3/8)
  • Add more stars from the Black Glitter swirl. Add the single white star that was die cut when I was getting my color scheme figured out (Shimmer Paper)
  • Add the Basic White panel to the inside of the card & DONE!
Stitched Stars in Glory.3

For the envelope I used more of the same Peaceful Prints SDSP to adhere to the envelope flap. I then stamped this delicate star in VersaMark ink and sprinkled White Embossing Powder over it and heat set. This star came from the Tidings of Christmas stamp set. Voila – what do you think? I like it… in fact I like it a lot :O)

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

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Stampin’ Up! CLING STAMP SALE and Arrow Fold Card

Good morning! It’s Wednesday and CLING STAMP SALE DAY @ Stampin’ Up! Here’s the scoop… all cling stamps are 15% off until 11:59 PM TONIGHT the 20th – that’s Mountain Time. Here on the East Coast, that would be until 1:59 AM. See the list …HERE! Get your list together… and place that order. Click here to go my store. Remember that with your order of $50 (before tax & shipping) you are able to choose a SU! product of choice valued to $10. Use my current HOST CODE 26QYRFXB to be able to get that benefit. Now is also a perfect time to use that cling stamps purchase toward a STARTER KIT as a demonstrator… WooHoo … what a deal is that! Choose your own starter kit for $99. You may do that here.

And here’s more info about the demonstrator & rewards… Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

I’m showcasing another Arrow Fold card today as I have a card c lass tomorrow that is going to make this as a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card, but will also make a 4 1/4 x 11 size card with this fun fold. I posted the other card a few days ago and you can see that card here, with all it’s dimensions and glory. Today’s card though…

Arrow Fold 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.1

This card was made with a retired DSP from the recent Sale-a-bration as a FREE product with a $50 purchase. It is called Peaceful Prints. I need lots of Christmas cards and this was a perfect use for this paper. :O) But you may use lots of other Designer Series Papers. Here are details:

Step 1 – Cutting & scoring

  • Card base: Basic Black 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 for this card. Score on the front panel from the right corner score line to the center point (2 3/4″). Do the same from the score at the left top corner to the center point. Mark 2″ up from the bottom on the short side of the front on both short sides. Score again from the 2″ mark to the center point on both sides of the front panel. Burnish well.
  • Layer 1: Basic White 5 3/8 x 4 1/8,(cut 2) Mark center on the long side on both panels at 2 1/16″. CUT from right corner to center point. Do the same from the left corner to the point. Do this to both Basic White panels. I strongly encourage marking on the back side of the center triangle the top of the triangle for both triangular panels.
  • Layer 2: DSP – Peaceful Prints 5 1/4 x 4. Mark the center point on the bottom of the DSP @ 2″. CUT from the right upper corner to the center point. Do the same from the upper left corner to the center point.

Step 2 ~ Adhering

  • Adhere DSP to correct panels. There will be a Basic White triangular panel for the inside of the card to stamp. There will be an extra set of Basic White corner panels that will not be used.
  • Add corner panels to the INSIDE of the card.
  • Turn in the front corner scores and adhere. See photo…
  • Turn the second score line (the 2″ score) and mark a line to indicate where the glue should be placed. Refer to 1st photo above. Adhere these score lines outward.
  • Add center panels to the FRONT of the card.

Step 3 ~ Decorate Front

  • Cut a 3″ square of Basic White and die cut a scalloped circle.
  • Cut a 2 3/4″ square of Garden Green and die cut a circle. Adhere together.
  • Cut a 2 1/2″ square of Vellum and die cut a circle.
  • Adhere with dimensionals, a Wonderful snowflake to the center of the Vellum circle.
  • Adhere Vellum piece with a bit of glue in the center, to the Garden Green circles.
  • Adhere this Wonderful Snowflake/ circle to the triangle on the front of the card as shown, allowing room for a sentiment banner.
  • Stamp with Garden Green ink the sentiment on a 5/8″ wide strip. The sentiment comes from Snowman Season stamp set. Trim ends with Pick a Banner Punch. Add banner to the front of the card with dimensionals on the extended panels.
Arrow Fold 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

Step 4 ~ Decorate the inside

  • With the remaining Basic White triangular panel (note the top mark on the back!), stamp the sentiment from Snowman Season in Garden Green ink.
  • Stamp snowflakes from Snowman Season stamp set in Memento Black ink
  • Adhere triangular panel to the inside of the card – and the card is done!
Arrow Fold 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, inside

Step 5 ~ the Envelope

  • Stamp the front of the envelope with the very cute dancing snowman in Memento Black ink from the Snowman Season stamp set.
  • Adhere a 2 14 x 6 panel of coordinating Peaceful Prints DSP to the flap, trim to fit & voila… another Christmas Card.
Arrow Fold 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, completed

Isn’t this a fun fold, AND a fun, happy Christmas card? I’m very please with it and think this will make a hit at our card class tomorrow. Maybe we’ll take some photos of their completed cards :O)

REMEMBER 15% OFF CLING STAMP SALE – TODAY ONLY (20TH) UNTIL 11:59 PM MOUNTAIN TIME.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

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Stampin’ Up! 24 Hr Stamp Sale

The 24 hour Stamp Sale is unbelievable… cling stamps – 15% off. See the list …HERE This sale begins at 12AM – 11:5 9 PM MT Oct 20th – that is TONIGHT. Get your list together… and place that order. Click here to go my store. Remember that with your order of $50 (before tax & shipping) you are able to choose a SU! product of choice valued to $10. Use my current HOST CODE 26QYRFXB to be able to get that benefit. Now is also a perfect time to use that cling stamps purchase toward a STARTER KIT as a demonstrator… WooHoo … what a deal is that! Choose your own starter kit for $99. You may do that here.

And here’s more info about the demonstrator & rewards… Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Now for the card of the day… drum roll here…

Whimsical Trees1

It’s made with The Whimsical Tree stamps & coordinating Dies, with Painted Christmas DSP. LOVE this DSP – and this bundle! This is such a simple and yet classic card to make. I tend to like multiple layers, but you wouldn’t have to do that if you didn’t want to.

Whimsical Trees.2

Basics:

  • Garden Green card stock for the card base: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, short side is the front of the card.
  • Basic White: 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 (front panel); 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside panel) + banner
  • DSP – Painted Christmas: 3 x 514 (front panel); 1 x 5 5 1/4 (inside panel)
  • Green Foil sheet: scrap for tree die

Other products used:

  • Banners Pick a Punch
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Blushing Bride ink

Instructions:

  • Layer panels as shown for the card front
  • Die cut trees with the Christmas Trees Dies. Adhere with liquid glue to the card front
  • Stamp sentiment from the Whimsical Tree stamp set with Blushing Bride ink. Trim one end with the Banners Pick a Punch. Trim other end straight and ev en with the Basic White front panel. Adhere with dimensionals over the tree trunks
Whimsical Trees, inside
  • Inside: adhere DSP panel to the right side of the Basic White piece. Stamp the sentiment from Whimsical Trees stamp set in Blushing Bride ink. Adhere panel to the inside of the card
  • Stamp the very cute tree to the Basic White envelope front from Whimsical Trees stamp set in Blushing Bride ink (there’s a theme going on here 🙂 Adhere Painted Christmas DSP to the flap & trim to fit. DONE!
Whimsical Trees. 1

This is super simple & cute!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card. Inspire. Create. Share.

Remember to SHOP THE CLING STAMP SALE – 15% OFF – THE 20TH (TONIGHT) FROM 12 AM – 11:59 PM MT.See the list …HERE . Click here to go my store. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time.

Stampin’ Up! Dear Friend w/ Ever Eden SDSP

Hello Folks! It’s Monday, the start of a new week. Just out of curiosity, do you have new motivations for this week? Something in particular you wish to do or accomplish? Sometimes I can start a week with definitive ideas of what I want or need to do, and those weeks really feel good to me. This is one of those weeks. Look out world! 🙂

My card today is super simple, but I like the layout and may do more of this in other Designer Series Papers, use different dies. We’ll see how the week progresses. I get inspired to other layouts or colors or whatever pretty easily. Card making is rather addictive to me. I could do it for hours. I enjoy working with beautiful papers and creating something that will bring happiness to others. Creating with my hands is second nature to me, and relaxing. Let’s take a look…

Dear Friend w/ Ever Eden SDSP.1

This paper is glorious – available Nov 2 – Jan 3 while supplies last… But see that beautiful white die cut rectangular piece? THAT is from the Eden Dies and will be available Nov 2 AND into the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog ~ woohoo! And the SDSP that it’s laying on is one of the Ever Eden SDSP ~ love the gold leaves running through it. Let me explain the layers…

  • the bottom layer is the card base – Evening Evergreen cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2
  • the next layer is Basic white 4 x 5 1/4 adhered to the card base with liquid glue.
  • the next is a panel of the Ever Eden SDSP 3 3/4 x 5. It is a variegated piece that shows the shades of Evening Evergreen to Soft Succulent. The is adhered to the Basic White with liquid glue.
  • The top layer is gorgeousness… 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 attached with dimensionals
  • next is a strip of that variegated piece of SDSP, 3/4 x 4, stamped with VersaMark ink, covered with Gold Embossing Powder & heat set. This is a nice additional gold touch bringing attention to the gold leaves on the SDSP. Attach the strip with liquid glue or Stampin’ Seal. The sentiment comes from Eden’s Garden stamp set.
  • the final step for the card front is die cutting with the Eden Dies, the white rectangular ‘wreath’. Adhere it with liquid glue over the banner
Dear Friend, inside

The inside is a Basic White panel with these punched corners using the Triple Corner Punch. I love how delicate it looks and how it shows the Evening Evergreen card base showing through. Yes! This was adhered inside the card and voila – done!

Dear Friend w/ Ever Eden SDSP

The envelope… no ‘naked’ envelopes, right? Right! I covered the flap in another piece of the Ever Eden SDSP then stamped this fun leaf frond on the front using Soft Succulent ink. And that was it!!! I have a friend who has been sick for a couple of months now and this card is going to her. I hope it lifts her spirits some ~ a pretty card usually does.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

And lets take a look at Eden’s Garden Bundle and the Ever Eden SDSP…

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card. Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold Friday

Happy Friday everyone! It’s a fun fold kind of day :O) and I’m doing one I haven’t done before. It isn’t difficult but it does demand preciseness in scoring and cutting. It’s called an Arrow Fold… and here it is. No wonder it’s called an arrow fold, right?

Arrow Fold w/ Nature’s Harvest

Besides the fun fold, what makes this stand out are two things: the Harvest Meadow DSP & the gorgeous flowers which I am calling Coneflowers. Love the contrast of the color on the flowers with the Misty Moonlight paper! When I was researching this fold, there are lots of videos making this a fairly large 6×6 card, but I didn’t want something that big. The process is still the same, despite the size. The difference is in the scoring and where that second score it. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Basic – step 1

  • Cut the card base 4 1/4 x 11 (Misty Moonlight for this card), scored at 5 1/2
  • Cut two panels of Basic White 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 + one square at1 7/8″
  • Cut one panel of DSP (Harvest Meadow) 4 x 5 1/4 + one 1 3/4″ square (this is a contrasting DSP that is best non-directional, no stripe either)

Scoring & cutting – step 2

  • Card base:
    • Lay the card base full open with the front of the card facing you. Mark the center point at the bottom front (2 1/4″)
    • Score from the top right corner of the 5 1/2″ score line (the fold as it were) to the center mark.
    • Now score from the top left corner (at the fold line) to the same center point
    • With the front of the card base still facing you, mark 2″ up from the bottom front on both long sides
    • Score from the 2″ mark to the center point (same point as before)
    • Now the card front looks as though it has two ‘V’ score lines – four score lines total, all meeting at the same center point.
    • FOLD the score lines ~ first the corner to center point scores fold to the inside (burnish well), THEN the two other scores are folded outward (burnish well)
  • Panels
    • Basic White panels… Mark the center of each of the two Basic White panels – on the short side on the bottom. (2 1/16) Cut from the top right corner to the bottom center point, then cut from the top left corner to the same center point. Do this to both Basic White panels.
    • DSP panel… Mark the center point at the bottom (2″) and cut from the top right corner to the center point. Now cut from the top left corner to the same center point
    • Squares, both the Basic White square & the DSP square… cut in half on the diagonal, from one corner to the other.

Adhere appropriate panels together. There will be extra Basic White panels that have no DSP – that’s OK! Before adhering panels to the card, we need to use some liquid glue to hold the arrow on the card front in place.

  • On the card front, fold in one of the long score areas (from corner to center) and add a light layer of liquid glue; hold in place until it is secure. Fold in the other long score area (corner to point) and adhere it in the same way. The other scored area is just loose at this point.
  • Add the square pieces to the loose score points. Fold the last scored area, adhere a light bit of glue and hold in place.
Inside front panel of the Arrow Fold Card

This is the inside of another Arrow Fold card. The Misty Moonlight card may overlap somewhat.

Now adhere the panels to the card in this manner:

  • Inside of card, two side panels first… wait to add the center panel until it has been stamped.
  • Center fron panel

Decorate the front… Here I took a Stitched Triangle and cut from a Basic White piece. I stamped a splotch from Gorgeous Leaves stamp set in Sahara Sand ink. On another piece of Basic White I stamped the Coneflowers image in Memento Black ink using the Nature’s Harvest stamp set. I colored the leaves & stems in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and the flowers in Calypso Coral & Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends I die cut the flower image with the Harvest Dies, put several dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the Stitched Triangle piece. I added a double bow of Linen Thread with a glue dot, then attached the triangle to the card front.

Arrow Fold w/ Nature’s Harvest, inside

For the inside I stamped the sentiment from Nature’s Harvest stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink, then stamped the small floral image in Memento Black ink – also from Nature’s Harvest stamp set. I colored it with the same Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate for the stems/ leaves, Calypso Coral & Cajun Craze for the flowers. I attached this piece with liquid glue in between the two DSP panels, making certain the areas were as even as possible. Voila! Love this!!!

Here’s another Arrow Fold card with slightly different score lines.

This card was made just a bit differently… the panel on the inside of the card was a solid one with the white panel adhered over the top. I don’t like it as much done that way. I used the Layering Circle Dies with basic White, Real Red & Vellum then a Wonderful Snowflake on top with a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center. The stamp set was Snowman Season for the images & sentiments and of course the Peaceful Prints DSP which was a FREE item during Sale-a-bration. The side marking was 2 3/4 in lieu of 2″. And let’s see, I also used the Banners Pick a Punch to create the banner for the front. Oh, and I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the banner.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card. Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Emboss Resist for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello ! It’s that time of week for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.

The challenge is a sketch challenge for this week and I’ve chosen to work with Eden’s Garden Bundle (available to customers Nov 2) and use it to create an emboss resist technique. Here’s the challenge, and next to it is my card.

May be an image of text that says 'Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop Dctober 14 Sketch Challenge'
Emboss Resist w/ Eden’s Garden

How to do this emboss resist is really super simply: stamp in VersaMark ink, sprinkle with embossing powder of choice (I used white embossing powder here), heat set, then once cool with a blending Brush add color going over the embossing. Here I used a variety of the leaves from Eden’s Garden stamp set, white embossing powder and Soft Succulent ink after heat setting and allowing to cool. I adhered this piece to a Soft Succulent panel with liquid glue. Once that step was done I took a length of Open Weave Ribbon in soft Succulent and wrapped it around the two panels, securing it in back with Stampin’ Seal+. I die cut this interesting banner using the Eden Dies and Very Vanilla card stock. I also die cut three leaf sprays: two from Gold Foil and a third from Evening Evergreen. I adhered the banner over the ribbon with dimensionals, then tucked the leaf sprays behind it with liquid glue. I added the pretty bow out of Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent with a glue dot. I put dimensionals on the back of the panel and attached it to a thick Very Vanilla card base.

Emboss Resist w/ Eden’s Garden, inside

For the inside I took the edge die from Eden Dies and a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine. I adhered this to a panel of Soft Succulent card stock then into the inside of the card. With this gorgeous edge I didn’t think anything else was necessary.

Emboss Resist w/ Eden’s Garden

For the envelope I stamped one of the leaf images from Eden’s Garden stamp set in Soft Succulent ink and covered the flap in Ever Eden SDSP. And this is ready to send… simple, elegant and easy.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Now it’s time to travel along the the hop to see some fabulous creations! You may use the button below to go to the next person or click on a name to see their post.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

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Card cuts for today’s card:

Very Vanilla, thick: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Very Vanilla, regular: 4 x 5 1/4 (2) + 4 1/4 x 1 1/2 for banner

Soft Succulent: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)

Evening Evergreen: 1 x 2 (leaf)

Gold Foil: 1 x 4 (2 leaves)

Stampin’ Up! Using Retired Products

Happy Wednesday! It’s mid-week and I hope it’s all going well with you… Yesterday was such a full day – no opportunity to play/create 😦 therefore, today I’m going to share several cards made with the Beautifully Penned DSP and a few current stamps & dies that I made over the weekend. They are a gift for someone who doesn’t care if the products used are current ones – so there you have it 👍

Aren’t these fun? Additional products include Scalloped Contour Dies for all three cards., Color & Contour stamp set, Seasonal Labels Dies, Loose Flower Flourishes, Pale Papaya & White Ribbon, Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon, Gorgeous Grape card stock, Magenta Madness card stock and Calypso Coral card stock. Love how these turned out!

After tying everything together with a pretty ribbon, this is the tag I made to go with it…

Tailor Made Tag & Pierced Blooms Dies

This was a very fun little gift to give someone who didn’t expect it and who appreciates handmade! I really mixed the colors for these blooms but love the bright cheerful look.

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Sparkle of the Season for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

The theme for this months blog hop is ‘giving thanks’ and there are so many ways of doing that. I’ve chosen to use the Sparkle of the Season Bundle with the coordinating dies and have had great fun putting this together. I worked a bit outside my comfort zone, which is a good thing to do! Be sure you visit everyone’s post in order to see the fabulous creations by this Krew :O)

Sparkle of the Season Thankful.1

You can see I’ve used several products to create the wreath(die cut with the Seasonal Swirls Dies): Crumb Cake card stock, Cork paper & Gold & Rose Gold 6×6 that I colored with Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends. I die cut some leaves using the Seasonal Swirls Dies and some card stock that I had created with Blending Brushes and several ink colors. Those tiny leaves I adhered over some of the leaves on the Crumb Cake die cut wreath. Here’s some of the paper left over from that project.

Blending Brush created paper on left, using re-inking technique on right

I interwove the three die cut wreaths, one at a time & did some minor dots of glue to hold them together. Once they were together I did cut a circle with the Layering Circles Dies from Very Vanilla card stock, then stamped it with a sentiment from Sparkle of the Season stamp set. I used Stazon Saddle Brown ink for the sentiment. It has some gold tones in it and I really like how it blended with the wreath colors. I adhered the wreath to the circle and set that aside to work on the rest of the card.

I decided to pull out a piece of the Harvest Meadow DSP and die cut a panel with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I die cut a second panel of the same size from Very Vanilla card stock and adhered it to the Harvest Meadow for strength. I adhered the wreath to this panel with liquid glue, then put dimensionals on the panel and set it aside.

To a Very vanilla card base, I adhered Early Espresso card stock, then a panel of Cork paper over that. I adhered the wreath panel to this with dimensionals as mentioned before. I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around two fingers about five times, twisted it and then tied it tight with another piece of Linen Thread for a full, fluffy bow. I adhered this to the wreath with a glue dot – and the front was done.

Sparkle of the Season Thankful.2

For the inside of the card, I took a Very Vanilla panel and stamped these very cute tiny leaves using the re-inking technique shown on the right above. The tiny leaves come from Sparkle of the Season Stamp set. Re-inking technique: place drops of re-inkers on a baby wipe that is on an acrylic block. In this case I used Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze – about two drops of each onto the baby wipe. The ink spreads & use that as the stamping pad. (easy- peasy) I also stamped the leaf on a branch using the same process and it is from Sparkle of the Season stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Stazon Saddle Brown ink and is from the Love of Leaves stamp set. I added a strip of the same Harvest Meadow DSP to the bottom of the panel then added the panel to an Early espresso piece & into the inside of the card. 🙂 done!

Sparkle of the Season Thankful, inside

For the envelope I added the same Harvest Meadow DSP pattern to the flap & trimmed it to fit. On the front of the envelope I used the re-inking technique with the same leaf & branch stamp from Sparkle of the Season stamp set. And that was it. Card stock cuts may be found at the end of this post.

Sparkle of the Season Thankful.3

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Please continue on the hop using the above links to either see the previous or the next blog. If you get lost along the way, use the names below to click your way through the hop.

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Jillian Good
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Mary Deatherage
  8. Donna Leonard
  9. Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here
  10. Amy Koenders

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

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Card cuts:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Very Vanilla regular 4 x 5 1/4, inside panel + 2 1/2 for circle
  • Early Espresso 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)
  • Cork Specialty Paper 4 x 5 1/4 + 3 1/2 square for wreath
  • Harvest Meadow DSP approx. 3 3/8 x 4 3/4, 1/2 x 4 & 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Crumb Cake 3 1/2 square (wreath)
  • Gold & Rose Gold Specialty 6×6 3 1/2 square (wreath)

Stampin’ Up! Eden Garden Sending Hugs

Hello Everyone! Did you have a great weekend? Sunday was lots of rain… getting from the car to the house got me thoroughly wet 🙂 It was only 1/2″ but it came down hard at times, then just drizzle the rest of the time. We need it, so there it is. Rain provides me the perfect opportunity to play in my craft room ~ and I played with a new product call Eden Garden. Golly, the papers are gorgeous! But I played with the dies and only a couple of the stamps. This product will be available for customer purchase Nov 2. Here’s the stamp set, dies & a snippit of the Ever Eden’s Specialty DSP. Eden’s Garden is a premier of an item in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. This SDSP is gorgeous and will be available to customers only Nov 2 – Jan 3. Plan to get yours ASAP! Or… you could JOIN MY TEAM here and order it now. 😘

Here’s my creation…

Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs.1

Can you tell there is Wink of Stella on the top layer of leaves? In person it is noticeable. And how do you like the rectangular wreath? Pretty isn’t it? I die cut two layers with the Eden Dies, one in Evening Evergreen and the other in Soft Succulent, then layered them together with dabs of liquid glue here & there. I then die cut with Gold Foil five individual sprigs and adhered them to the back of the wreath with glue dots. I put dimensionals on the back of the wreath and set it aside to do the rest of the card. Here’s a picture of the wreath with all the cut in half dimensionals.

Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs,
back of wreath

I began by stamping on a panel of Basic White, the sentiment from Eden’s Garden stamp set using VersaMark ink, sprinkling it with Gold embossing Powder and heat set it. It’s a very delicate font. I then ran this through the Timeworn Words 3D embossing folder. I adhered this to a Soft Succulent piece with liquid glue then directly to the card base of Evening Evergreen. I attached the wreath with the dimensionals I mentioned earlier then added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. The final step was to cover the top layer of the wreath with Wink of Stella – and the card front was complete! Here the Wink of Stella really shows. TIP: If you want/ need extra ‘Wink” on your card. squeeze an amount on an acrylic block and use the ‘wink’ brush to add to the necessary piece. It goes on a bit heavier and is therefore more sparkly. 🙂

Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs – Wink of Stella
Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs

For the inside, I decided a single ‘spray’ using one of the stamps from Eden’s Garden stamp set would be just the thing. I stamped it in VersaMark ink on a Basic White panel, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder & heat set it.

Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs, inside

I adhered the Basic White panel to a Soft Succulent piece, then directly to the inside of the card base.

For the envelope, I stamped the same ‘spray’ in VersaMark ink on the lower left front, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder & heat set it. I added a piece of the gorgeous Eden’s Garden Specialty DSP to the flap, trimmed it to fit & voila!

Eden’s Garden Sending Hugs, envelope

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

Inspire. Create. Share

Card cuts:

Evening Evergreen card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 + 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 for wreath die cut

Soft Succulent 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)+ 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 for wreath die cut

Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 (2)

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