Hello folks – it’s Monday here and c-o-l-d: 21 degrees w/ winds gusting to 20 mph. what happened to our Spring? Right… Spring means variant weather, so there it is. My card today shouts Spring… and it’s reminiscent of my card for Thursday’s Blog Hop.

Pansy Petals 2.1

Can you see that fun background? It’s the Stitched Greenery Die used on a Basic White piece then adhered directly to the Thick Basic White card base, standard A2 size. The Pansy Petals 12 x 12 DSP is cut 1 x 45 1/4 and adhered directly to 3 1/4 x 4 3/8 Calypso Coral. I wrapped a length of the Cotton Ribbon in Petal Pink around the two, tied a bow & secured it with a glue dot. This was adhered to the card front with Dimensionals.

I stamped the wonderful image from Honeybee Home stamp set with Stazon ink on Shimmery paper. I used Stazon ink as I wanted to watercolor the image and this ink works best with watercoloring. :O) Using a water painter and Daffodil Delight ink, I pressed really hard on the ink pad to get ink onto the lid, and colored the flowers. I did the same process with Soft Succulent ink and a water painter for the leaves on this image. Using the coordinating Honeybee Bloom Dies, I die cut the image, put Mini Dimensionals on the back and adhered it over the ribbon. For a final touch I added three Bumblebee Trinkets.

Pansy Pets 2.2

Here’s a closer look at the sweet Bumblebee Trinkets.

Pansy Petal 2.3

For the inside I used another stamp from the Honeybee Home stamp set, stamped in Stazon ink again, this time on a Basic White panel. These flowers were colored with Calypso Coral ink and a watercolor painter, using the same process as above. Here’s a photo of the ink pad with ink squeezed onto ink pad and a water painter to color the flowers.

Ink pad lid w/ squeezed ink for watercoloring
Flowers watercolored

To the right is the completed inside: stamped & water colored. Notice how the flowers vary in shading – that’s intentional!! No two flowers are exactly the same in nature and shouldn’t be when we color them :O)

The panel was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

And the envelope… another piece of Pansy Petals DSP adhered to the flap & trimmed to fit. Perfectamundo.

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC will be available as of May 3) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends soon! When ordering, please also use current host code: Y4NW3AK. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Beginning 1 March and through 31 March, Stampin’ Up! has a promotion that is hard to pass. See below for details. This is such a sweet deal and the bundles available are extraordinarily priced. This COULD BE part of a STARTER KIT!!! hint hint hint.

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
For this promotion only, we’ve brought back the previously popular Art Gallery, Celebrate Sunflowers, and Garden Wishes bundles. They will only be available in their bundle form during this promotion, so make sure to snag ‘em while you still can!
The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.
There is no limit on the number of Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines you can purchase during this promotion. In fact, having more than one machine is ideal for workshops, classes, and other events!
Products are available in all markets while supplies last. Offer may vary from market to market based on product availability. No backorders or substitutions will be allowed.
The stamp-and-die bundles that can be found in a current catalog will be replenished until they retire. When they do retire, the bundles will be added to the Retiring List.

150673Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine$60.00 $48.00 USD
$82.00 $65.50 CAD
158382All Squared Away Bundle$50.00 $40.00 USD
$68.00 $54.25 CAD
156227Art Gallery Bundle$56.00 $44.75 USD
$76.00 $60.75 CAD
155834Beauty of Friendship Bundle$58.00 $46.25 USD
$79.00 $63.00 CAD
154065Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle$57.00 $45.50 USD
$78.00 $62.25 CAD
156220Garden Wishes Bundle$57.00 $45.50 USD
$78.00 $62.25 CAD
159519Hydrangea Haven Bundle$58.00 $46.25 USD
$79.00 $63.00 CAD
155674Pansy Patch Bundle$57.00 $45.50 USD
$78.00 $62.25 CAD
155847Quiet Meadow Bundle$59.00 $47.00 USD
$81.00 $64.75 CAD
158359Seascape Bundle$52.00 $41.50 USD
$70.00 $56.00 CAD
155823Sweet as a Peach Bundle$41.00 $32.75 USD
$55.00 $44.00 CAD
159529Welcoming Window Bundle$56.00 $44.75 USD
$76.00 $60.75 CAD
155845What’s Cookin’ Bundle$51.00 $40.75 USD

Now let me tell you a bit about this stunning Waves of the Ocean Collection ~ some parts of which are only available while supplies last. The Waves of Inspiration stamp set and coordinating Waves Dies will be available in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, but not the DSP or the jewels. So you know, get them now! More info below… Click here to go my store.

ITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICEIMAGES (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
158833WAVES OF INSPIRATION CLING STAMP SET
Early-release product from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.7 cling stampsSuggested clear blocks: a, c, f, g, hCoordinates with Waves DiesLimit 1
$23.00 USD | $32.00 CAD
158840WAVES DIESEarly-release product from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.10 diesLargest die: 5-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (14 x 5.7 cm)Coordinates with Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set
Limit 1
$34.00 USD | $47.00 CAD
158841WAVES OF INSPIRATION BUNDLE Includes the Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set and Waves Dies (at a 10% discount).Early-release product from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.
Limit 1
$51.25 USD | $71.00 CAD
159982WAVES OF THE OCEAN 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERExclusive Designer Series Paper only available during the Waves of the Ocean promotion.12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
Acid free, lignin free
Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Petal Pink
Only available while supplies lastLimit 2
$11.50 USD | $15.75 CAD 
159983 BLUE FOILS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY PAPERExclusive specialty paper only available during the Waves of the Ocean promotion. 6 sheets: 2 each of 3 colors
Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, silver
Only available while supplies last
Limit 2
$10.00 USD | $13.75 CAD
159396RHINESTONE WAVES BASIC JEWELSExclusive embellishments only available during the Waves of the Ocean promotion.168 adhesive-backed rhinestones
3 mm: 20 each of 6 colors
4 mm: 4 each of 6 colors
5mm: 4 each of 6 colors
Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Only available while supplies last
Limit 2
$6.50 USD | $9.00 CAD
161797WAVES OF THE OCEAN COLLECTIONThe entire exclusive, early-release collection!Explore an ocean of inspiration with tropical tones, marble-painted paper, and splashes of sparkle! The Waves of the Ocean Collection includes:
Waves of Inspiration Bundle (10% off)
Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper
Rhinestone Waves Basic JewelsOnly available while supplies lastLimit 1
$79.25 USD | $109.50 CAD

Click the banner to go direct to my store.

2022-2022 Annual Catalog due May 3!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.