Here we are in the middle of summer! Whee! Is it hot enough for you? We have been sweltering here on the East coast of the US… today another thunderstorm that kept interrupting power. Even our Springer Spaniel was a bit skeered (scared). The thunder & lightening was very near… We have survived and have Internet again :O) Thank goodness cuz I wasn’t finished with my post for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. So here we go…

My card for the theme of summertime – anything that pertains to that.. and I chose flowers – I am that kind of woman. We are surrounded by flowers. Of course we have to be careful what we plant as there are deer that roam and eat & eat & eat. Poor things. But I get off-track. Here’s my card…

The theme is summer… do these colors shout summer? Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather & Blushing Bride for the die cut flowers – all using the Scalloped Contour Dies and the Color & Contour stamp set. The Designer Series Paper is Hand-Penned DSP (NOTE: it’s part of the Designer Series Paper Sale – 15% off for select papers, and this is one of them!). I also used on the inside, one of the papers from Pattern Party DSP, which is a HOST bonus with a $300 order.

Here’s what I did:

  • cut the card base (Basic White, Thick) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and score at 4 14. Remove 1/2″ on ONE short side. This will be the front.
  • Cover the front panel with Hand-Penned DSP (3 3/4 x 5 1/2)
  • Stamp & die cut the flowers: Color & Contour stamp set with coordinating Scalloped Contour Dies.
  • Run a panel of Basic White through the die cutting machine with Stitched Greenery Dies.
  • Die cut this panel with the second largest scalloped die in the Scalloped Contour Dies.
  • Adhere flowers either with dimensionals or liquid glue to the die cut panel. Let’s see… the lowest Daffodil Delight flower was adhered with liquid glue, then the Highland Heather flower with a dimensionals. The upper Daffodil Delight flower also had a dimensional. I then wrapped the panel with Baker’s Twine Essential Pack (white) that had been separated, and tied a bow (secured it with a glue dot to hold it in place).
  • Adhere the scalloped panel to the card front so it overhangs the card front – with dimensionals.
  • The Blushing Bride flower was actually cut in about half and adhered to the card front with liquid glue, slipping it under the scalloped panel.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black ink – from Color & Contour stamp set and fussy cut. Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Add three Genial Gems to flower centers. Card front is DONE!
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  • For the inside, adhere a piece of Pattern Party DSP to the entire panel (4 1/4 x 5 12), with liquid glue.
  • Die cut another panel of Basic White with the Scalloped Contour Dies.
  • Stamp the flower from the Color & Contour stamp set in Memento Black ink.
  • Stamp the sentiment aslo in Memento Black ink – same stamp set,
  • Add three Genial Gems to the flowers. DONE again!
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  • For the envelope, add a panel of Hand-Penned DSp to the envelope flap and trim to fit. Yep, liquid glue is my product of choice.
  • Add the sweet leaf from the Color & contour stamp set with Memento Black ink and voila – this card is ready.

Don’t you love a handmade card? I do. It says to the recipient, ‘I care about you and thought of you while making this.” It’s special. You will not find a card like this at the dollar store. Ok, I’ll get off my soap box. Probably preaching to the wrong folks anyway :}

Stampin’ Up! has a special going on right now – 15% off select Designer Series Papers. Read on for more info… but first… Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. 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 NEW HOST CODE for July – 4TKMUNQH . 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.

And here’s more info about the Designer Series Paper Sale…

DSP Sale 2021
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

Pretty soon the Jul- Dec 2021 Mini Catalog will be available. There are LOTS of fun, new products available and I will be posting regularly using some of those items. These items will be available to customers to purchase beginning Aug 3. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please contact me with your information.

July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue
July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue

Above is a photo of just some of the products available in this mini catalog. I can’t share photos of the inside of the catalog just yet though! Join my team and get some of the products from the Annual Catalog AND the mini catalog as part of your kit. Join my team now… you may do that here.

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

On with the blog hop…

If you get lost along the way follow the list below.

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