Hello! How is everyone today? It’s Thursday and going to be very windy and cold. When we walk the dog we will need to be quite bundled – and may even put the doggy coat on our Springer.He isn’t used to it as the winter has been extremely mild, but he seems to like it. We’ll decide when it becomes daylight :O)

Todays card was made with the extra fun NEW Pierced Bloom Dies that is bundled with the In Blooms stamp set. It also allowed me to die cut flowers from the FREE with a $50 purchase Paper Blooms DSP. Of course, that FREE is only during Sale-a-bration which goes through the end of February. Just sayin ‘… The card ~

In Bloom #1

Every single flower and leaf was die cut from the Paper Blooms DSP. Isn’t that cool? The bow is as well. I’ve taken several close-ups so you can see what these dies do – they make these awesome lines, like stitching. I simply kept die cutting flowers and leaves and made a fun pile of them, using what I wanted for this card. I have a few left to play with again. What do I do with the extras? Mostly they go in a small bag and get put in either the stamp set or in with the dies – depends. I like having extras handy. Sometimes they sit in a small container on my desk waiting for inspiration. But the card… all of these were adhered to a Basic White panel . Since there were so many flowers on the panel, I adhered another layer of the Basic White card stock for added strength. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to a Night of Navy card base.

Can you see all the texture these dies add, making these almost ‘real’! And the bow – well, love that bow – so delicate. I’ve die cut two and layered them atop one another, just off-center a bit. I’ve also added several Iridescent Pearls. And the label is from this die set as well. It’s wonderful! The sentiment on the label comes from Tasteful Touches stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I’ve die cut two labels – Basic White and Night of Navy card stocks and layered them together with liquid glue. They sit on dimensionals as does the bow. Everything else is adhered with liquid glue.

Let’s take a look at the inside of the card.

In Bloom – card inside

The sentiment comes from the In Bloom stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. The flowers are die cut from the Paper Blooms DSP and adhered with liquid glue. The panel was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

What do you think – isn’t this a fun card? A friend of ours has a birthday tomorrow and I will hand deliver this since she is local – yep, masked and probably just texting her to say it’s in her mailbox so we don’t come in contact. Her family is health compromised and have to be super careful.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE WZBPZ7N4- good Jan 21 – Feb 3. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

Sale-a-bration items FREE with $50 purchase – Level 1

Sale-a-bration items FREE with $100 purchase

And when you HOST an event that has a $300 total or more

During Sale-a-bration is such a perfect time to JOIN MY TEAM… at least a 20% discount on all SU! products, starter kit valued at $125 for only $99, FREE pack of five 6×6 Designer Series Papers, plus the FREE items offered during Sale-a-bration. PLUS – personalized service from me 😊 👍 💕 to talk through any concerns, give instructions on how to use products – the list goes on. Contact me soon!

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.