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Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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TL's Bright Spot

I love to be creative - in the garden, crafting, and in leadership roles. There is something wonderful that happens when we design something new and share it with others. It's fun and makes everyone happy.

Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Part 2

So, I’ve played again with the Color & Contour Bundle, die cut some flowers, added some DSP and made two cards. The design was taken primarily from another demonstrator – Amy Koenders, cuz I really like her card, but I wanted to make it my own – so chose different colors etc. and here’s what I did. Thank you Amy, for the inspiration!

Aren’t these fun? So… same layout, different In Colors, different DSP, different ribbon, different card stock. I REALLY like how these turned out. Change the sentiment and you could do this card for just about anything – except masculine 🙂 NOT a man card at all…

Here’s what I did… I made two cards simultaneously, doing all the stamping for each card, just in different colors.

  • Cut a panel of DSP (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) and adhere to a slightly larger panel (4 x 5 1/4) with liquid glue.
    • For the Pale Papaya card I used Hand-Penned DSP and adhered it to Basic White
    • For the Polished Pink card, I used Pattern Party DSP and adhered it to Polished Pink card stock
  • Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut a Basic White panel – die cut 2
  • Stamp the open leaf from the Color & Contour stamp set in Garden Green ink, randomly on the die cut panel, about 4 times. Set aside. Do 2 of these.
  • On another piece of Basic White card stock (about 2 x 5) stamp 3 flowers in outline form using Pale Papaya ink. On a panel 4 x 5 1/4, stamp the two flowers (this is for the inside)
  • Stamp this same flower on the envelope front – yep, Pale Papaya ink
  • Now do the same thing using Polished Pink ink: 3 flowers on the 2 x 5 Basic White panel, 2 flowers on the 4 x 5 1/4 and one on the front of the envelope.
  • Now go back to the Pale Papaya ink and stamp the filler for the flowers, stamping off once each time: ink, stamp off, stamp on the paper
  • Fill in the Polished Pink flowers in the same way: ink, stamp off, stamp on the paper.
  • Die cut the 3 flowers on the 2 x 5 panel: both Pale Papaya & the Polished Pink.
  • Adhere two flowers to each die cut & stamped rectangle with Stampin Seal. Adhere the center flower with a single dimensional
  • Add trim to the DSP panel:
    • for the Pale Papaya card I added Woven 1/2″ Ribbon in Pale Papaya, securing in back with Seal+
    • for the Polished Pink card I die cut the fun scallop with the largest scallop rectangle in the Scalloped Contour Dies and adhered it with liquid glue
  • Adhere the Stitched Rectangle that now has the 3 flowers on it to the DSP panel, adhering with Seal+
  • Wrap each front with ribbon:
    • for the Pale Papaya card I used a new Simply Elegant Trim in gold, wrapped it around the DSP panel and made a bow, tying it over the flowers. I adhered the bow with a glue dot.
    • for the Polished pink card I wrapped Snail Mail Twine in White around the DSP panel twice and tied a bow, securing it with a glue dot.
  • Create the sentiment panel for each card:
    • for the Pale Papaya card the sentiment is stamped in Pale Papaya ink on a Basic White piece and die cut with one of the Scalloped Contour Dies. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card front.
    • For the Polished Pink card the sentiment is stamped in – what else – Polished Pink – and die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Again, Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.
  • For a final touch on the Pale Papaya card, I added a Bumblebee trinket to bring out the gold cord.
  • These front panels are adhered to their appropriate card bases with dimensionals – and the card front is complete.

For the inside of the card… the Basic White panels have already been created by doing all the stamping at once – yay.

  • For the Pale Papaya card, adhere the inside Basic White panel with liquid glue to the card base and voila – Done!
  • For the Polished pink card, adhere the Basic White panel to a slightly larger Polished Pink card stock (4 x 5 1/4) with liquid glue then into the inside of the card – and voila – Done!

You can see in the photo above the stamped envelope which we created when doing all the initial stamping. For the pale Papaya card I added more of the Hand-Penned DSP to the envelope flap. Fun! Love these cards!

Pretty soon (May 4) customers will be order from the NEW 2021-2022 ANNUAL CATALOG. If you do not have a demonstrator and need a catalog, I’m happy to send you one. Just let me know 😁.

I’m also doing a Designer Series Paper Share. What a great way to play with all the new papers without having to purchase all them.

Trying some of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog gets you in the spirit of creating with some gorgeous papers. I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from that Annual Catalog and it would be my pleasure to supply you!  I‘ll place my share order early on May 4 and use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you that very next week. Please place your order with me by May 2 @ 9 PM ET.

TLsBrightSpot 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Designer Series Paper Shares!

New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 plus $7.75 for Priority Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • Beauty Of The Earth – 6
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted – 6
  • Expressions In Ink Specialty – 6
  • Hand-Penned – 6
  • In The Wild – 6
  • Pansy Petals – 6
  • Simply Elegant Specialty – 6
  • Sweet Symmetry – 6
  • Tidings Of Christmas 6″ x 6″ – 6
  • You’re A Peach – 6
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Neutrals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Regals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Ombre Specialty – 4 (one of each color)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 5 (one of each color)
  • Gold & Rose Gold 6″ x 6″ – 2 (one of each color)
  • Linen Specialty – 1
  • Ombre Gift Bags – 5 (one of each color)

In all, you’ll receive 172 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper plus the awesome food safe gift bags!

Double DSP Share – $110 + $8 Shipping by Priority Mail – if you’d like double shares of the designer paper, I can do that as well. The designer paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (Tidings Of Christmas, 2020-2022 In color, 2021-2023 In Color, Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and Gold & Rose Gold 6×6, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

FREE Gift from me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll get a sampling of the new host exclusive Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, either complete the form below or email the following information to tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your share selection
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Sunday, May 2 at 9:00 PM ET.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Love reading your comments, thank you very much!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Elegantly Said Sympathy

Sympathy cards are never easy… most of the time we know the folks pretty well and that makes it even more difficult. And that’s the case for this card. It’s going to someone with whom I have a long history, a caring relationship. I wanted something rather special and I think this card fits that. It’s made with a NEW stamp set (imagine that!) available to customers May 4 ~ and it’s called Elegantly Said and it come with the Elegant Tag Punch. If you look on page 68 in the new catalog, you will find a card waaay similar, different color and elements but same. I want to give credit as it is not my own creation.

Elegantly Said Sympathy – #1

It’s made with one of the new In Colors, Evening Evergreen as the card base. I then took another panel and stamped two of the stamps, covering the panel, using Evening Evergreen ink. Tone on tone is really one of my favorite. I then inked the large scrolly stamp in VersaMark ink and stamped in several places. I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it. I took a panel of Vellum and adhered it to the card front with Seal + only where the tag will be set. I then wrapped a length of Open Weave 3/8″ Ribbon in Soft Succulent to the center of the Vellum, securing it in back and again where the tag will be. I used the Elegant Tag Punch to create a piece out of Soft Succulent card stock – yep – new In Color. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink using the Inspired Thoughts stamp set (yep, NEW!) I tied a bow with the same Open Weave 3/8″ Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot. I added five Genial Gems for more elegance, put dimensionals on the back of the tag and attached it to the stamped card. I put dimensionals on the back of the stamped card and adhered it to the card base and the front was done.

Elegantly Said Sympathy, inside – #2

For the inside, I stamped the beautiful flower from the Elegantly Said stamp set in stomped off once Evening Evergreen ink on a panel of Basic White card stock. I then stamped the sentiment using Inspired Thoughts stamp set and Evening Evergreen full strength. I adhered this to the inside and the card was complete.

Elegantly Said Sympathy – #3

For the envelope I stamped the same flower used on the inside of the card but full strength for the envelope flap and the front of the envelope. Voila! Ready to send today… It’s funny, odd, I didn’t even look in my stash to see if I had a sympathy card. I just knew I wanted to make something. It’s helps in the healing I think.

OK – so you know most of these products will be available for purchase to customers May 4 – all part of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please contact me… TLsBrightSpot@gmail.com. I have more catalogs arriving today 👍 Other products that CAN be ordered and be ready to make this card may be found below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all’ to your cart 🙂 Please use my current HOST CODE 2HWX9GEA that is good Apr 16-30.

Remember Stampin’ Up! has LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS that will no longer be available after May 3. Check it out.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Bundle

Oh golly – a new set fell on my desk today – what a shame… 🥴 It’s called Color & Contour and the coordinating dies are Scalloped Contour Dies. Oh I DID have fun and I see more of this set in my future. Here’s what I did.

Colors & Contours Bundle – #1

I’m not sure this is a very good photo, but you can see the card- and a hint of what I did on the inside. But let’s talk about the front first. I took a Basic White panel and stamped the outline of the flower in Fresh Freesia ink three times. I then stamped the filler for the flower using Fresh Freesia ink again, but stamping off once each time. One of the neat parts about the filler stamp… it has no direct ‘fit’ to the outline stamp, which makes it really easy! I colored the centers with Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. I then randomly stamped the leaf image in Garden Green ink. I stamped the sentiment from the Color & Contour stamp set using Stazon ink on Fresh Freesia card stock and die cut it with Stitched Rectangles dies (carrying over!) I ran a bit of Seal + on the back of this stamped piece and wove the Gingham Ribbon in Bumblebee back & forth. I added dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the front of the card. I decided I wanted to split this panel so cut it, leaving the right side panel larger. I adhered both panels to Fresh Freesia card stock with liquid glue. These two pieces I adhered to a Thick Basic White card base with dimensionals – and the card front was done!

Colors & Contours Bundle – #2

For the inside of the card I used the largest of the dies in the Scalloped Contour Dies to die cut a basic White panel. I stamped the flower and leaf as before, coloring the center with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. This was adhered to a panel of Fresh Freesia card stock with liquid glue, then to the inside of the card. Done!

Colors & Contours Bundle – #3

For the envelope I followed the same procedure for the flower: used the outline stamp in Fresh Freesia ink, then the filler stamp with stamped off Fresh Freesia ink, and colored the flower center with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I covered the envelope flap with a panel of Hand-Penned DSP and stamped the open leaf design on that in Garden Green ink. Voila!!! This is such a bright, cheery card and I really like this new bundle.

And this is the bundle…

Aren’t those scalloped rectangles fun? and there is a die for the daisy like flower and the larger flower as well. Love the fonts, so perfect with the stamps. And the scalloped edge – oh yes!

Ok, I’ve rattled on enough… As you already know, most of today’s items will be available for customer purchase May 4. Hope you are making your list. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to send you a catalog. Just let me know. Other products are listed 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 2HWX9GEA– good April 16- 30 . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember SU! is in it’s final days (now through May 3) of LAST CHANCE ITEMS THAT ARE RETIRING.

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Now… I am offering a Designer Series Paper Share to my customers. Trying some of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog gets you in the spirit of creating with some gorgeous papers. I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from that Annual Catalog and it would be my pleasure to supply you!  I‘ll place my share order early on May 4 and use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you that very next week. Please place your order with me by May 2 @ 9 PM ET.

TLsBrightSpot 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Designer Series Paper Shares!

Trying some of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog gets you in the spirit of creating with some gorgeous papers. I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from that Annual Catalog and it would be my pleasure to supply you!  I‘ll place my share order early on May 4 and use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you that very next week. Please place your order with me by May 2 @ 9 PM ET.

TLsBrightSpot 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Designer Series Paper Shares!

New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 plus $7.75 for Priority Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • Beauty Of The Earth – 6
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted – 6
  • Expressions In Ink Specialty – 6
  • Hand-Penned – 6
  • In The Wild – 6
  • Pansy Petals – 6
  • Simply Elegant Specialty – 6
  • Sweet Symmetry – 6
  • Tidings Of Christmas 6″ x 6″ – 6
  • You’re A Peach – 6
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Neutrals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Regals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Ombre Specialty – 4 (one of each color)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 5 (one of each color)
  • Gold & Rose Gold 6″ x 6″ – 2 (one of each color)
  • Linen Specialty – 1
  • Ombre Gift Bags – 5 (one of each color)

In all, you’ll receive 172 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper plus the awesome food safe gift bags!

Double DSP Share – $110 + $8 Shipping by Priority Mail – if you’d like double shares of the designer paper, I can do that as well. The designer paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (Tidings Of Christmas, 2020-2022 In color, 2021-2023 In Color, Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and Gold & Rose Gold 6×6, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

FREE Gift from me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll get a sampling of the new host exclusive Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, either complete the form below or email the following information to tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your share selection
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Sunday, May 2 at 9:00 PM ET.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! More Pansy Patch

Hello again… it’s Pansy Patch time as we are completing the gift box for Mother’s Day 🙂 These cards have been a challenge for me – lots of parts and wanting to stamp and die cut, plus, learning the set. At any rate I’ve come up with two more notecards/ envelopes for our Mother’s Day Gift box using the Pansy Patch Bundle/ Suite.

Yep, all new products on these cards! Let’s begin with the card on the left: two panels of square card stock (Pale Papaya & Pansy Petals DSP) layered, then a Vellum square doily on top of that. The doily just adds something – texture maybe, and a bit of a Victorian look. When I put these together I used Stampin’ Seal and just in the middle of the square. I rather like the looseness of the papers. Then I created the single pansy: Fresh Freesia card stock and ink, a bit of So Saffron card stock and ink and then Blackberry Bliss card stock for the very center. After putting all the parts together I added the pansy to the squares with dimensionals. Before adding the squares to the card I adhered two strips of card stock acrosss: Fresh Freesia and the Pansy Petals DSP – then adhered the squares with liquid glue. For a final touch I added these adorable Loose Flower Flourishes with liquid glue. Aren’t they sweet?

For the inside of this card… I stamped the sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a panel of Basic White card stock. After allowing this to dry for a bit I used my Blending Brush to gently add Fresh Freesia ink all over the panel, making it darker in the center. I added a Pale Papaya card stock panel behind this for a nice contrast and then into the inside of the card. Voila! For the envelope I stamped the pansy first in Fresh Freesia ink, then the filler in Blackberry Bliss ink , the small triangle definition in Gorgeous Grape ink and finally the center in Bumblebee ink. I added another panel of the gorgeous Pansy Petals DSP to the envelope flap and the card was done!

For card #2 I chose to go in another direction… I die cut a panel of Basic White card stock with the Stitched so Sweetly Dies, then cut a panel of the Pansy Petal DSP with the Scalloped Contours Dies. This is a very fun set of scalloped rectangle dies included with the Color & Contour stamp set – a post for another day! 🙂 Back to card #2 – I’ll show the photo again so it’s easier to follow along.

Pansy Patch 2 – card #2

I die cut the stem of the flower bud in Soft Succulent card stock, the bud in two parts: Basic White and Pale Papaya card stock. I then die cut the single leaf using Soft Succulent card stock and Evening Evergreen card stock. Then it was time to die cut the pansy… 2 panels of the upper petals in Pale Papaya card stock, the contrast in Calypso Coral card stock. The front petals are die cut first in Basic White card stock, then the overlay in Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Bumblebee for the center. This front layer was adhered to the upper petals (and the card front) with dimensionals; the upper petals adhered to the card front with liquid glue. The other parts were added with liquid glue. The final touch was the Bumblebee Trinket – love this bumblebee! For the inside, I cut another of the same Pansy Petal DSP and layered it with Basic White card stock – no stamping done. For the envelope I adhered some more of the gorgeous Pansy Petals DSP to the flap, then a portion of a a pansy that i fussy cut and adhered with liquid glue. Of course it got Wink of Stella!

This has been a fun project for me – hope you like it too! Remember this is a gift set for Mother’s Day and available for purchase $23 + shipping. Here’s is the complete set.

Pansy Patch Mother’s day Gift Set – 4 handmade notecards/ envelopes + decorated mini Paper Pumpkin box.

Products for today’s package set will be available to order in the 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please let me know. Other products are listed 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful Day.

Make someone happy giving them a handmade gift set!

Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch & Note cards

New, new, new… Pansy Patch. Isn’t that a wonderful name for a stamp bundle? And the coordinating Designer Series Paper is just as wonderful. Here’s the bundle…

Look at the detailo – oh wow… And I love the fonts! So let’s see what I created with this set.

I find it interesting as I look at these that the cards are both in the landscape position. The size is 3 1/2 x 5, just perfect for a little hand written note. For both cards I used the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP for a foundation. For card #1 I covered most of the front then laid a 1/2″ strip across. These bring in the colors of the pansies and make that Calypso Coral pop. From Basic White I die cut a fancy oval using the Petals Labels Dies (retiring May 3) and added it to the front with dimensionals. The pansies are die cut from one of the Designer papers in the package – and I love that availability. I used my Wink of Stella to give them some glam, attached the two yellow pansies with liquid glue and the Calypso Coral pansy with dimensionals. For the centers I added Matte Black Dots to two of them and a single Gold Glitter Enamel Dot ~ and I called it done. I rather like the big open space of the white oval. For the envelope I actually stamped the pansy! Here’s a close-up of that.

Pansy Patch – #3

There’s tiny bit of color on the lower portion of the envelope I will need to take my eraser to – sorry I didn’t notice that before! But isn’t that pansy sweet? I used Pale Papaya stamped off, then full strength for the edge detail, Calypso Coral for the brighter portion and a bit of Bumblebee for the center. And yes, I covered it too with Wink of Stella. I covered the envelope flap in the same 2020-2022 In Color DSP.

For card #2 you may notice the wonderful kind of pointy scallop under the DSP 🙂 That is from another new set called Basic Borders Dies. I die cut a panel from Basic White card stock for that and adhered it with liquid glue, then laid the 2020-2022 In color 6×6 DSP over that, adhering also with liquid glue. I die cut three pansies – 2 large and one smaller and coated them in Wink of Stella. I adhered the first pansy directly to the card, then another large one with dimensionals and adhered the smaller over that both with liquid glue and a dimensional. For these flower centers I added 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. Here’s a close-up and another picture of the card.

To finish the card front, I used the Double Oval Punch; Bumblerbee card stock for the scallop and Basic White for the sentiment panel. The sentiment comes from Pansy Patch and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. These two ere adhered together with liquid glue then attached to the card front with dimensionals. A final touch was to add the bow with a bit of Gorgeous Grape Ribbon, adhered with a glue dot. For the envelope, I covered the flap in some gorgeous Pansy Patch DSP, die cut another large purple pansy and adhered that to the edge of the envelope front. Of course that got Wink of Stella as well.

Pansy Patch #6

These stunning cards need to be in a gift box, right? Right! The mini Paper Pumpkin boxes are the perfect size for the Notecards and Envelopes…

Pansy Patch #7

More use of this stunning Pansy Patch DSP adhered to a Soft Succulent (new In Color!) card stock ~ both adhered to the mini Paper Pumpkin with liquid glue. I die cut another of the fancy ovals using the Petals Labels Dies and Basic White card stock. I adhered that with dimensionals to the front of the box. I die cut another two pansies and added Wink of Stella, adhered with liquid glue and a dimensional or two. For the centers, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and an extra (for the use of 3!) I then made three bows our of the NEW In Color Open Weave Ribbons and attached with glue dots. Finis! Love this set? I will create two more cards to share in tomorrows post. It can be yours for $23 + postage for a marvelous Mother’s Day gift. It will need to be mailed by Apr 30.

Pansy Patch #8

Products for today’s package set will be available to order in the 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please let me know. Other products are listed 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

A card is a hug with a fold in the middle. and a handmade card has even more hugs.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by giving them a gift of cards made with love.

Stampin’ Up! In Bloom Accordion Card

Hello again! Tues I held a card class here at our home. The group is anxious to do ‘fun folds’ so we did this accordion card and I really like how it turned out. I decorated it after class, as we also looked through the new catalog and did a “tour” just oohing and ahhing over new products. My preorder had also arrived so I shared the few cards I had made at that point and we played a bit with new products. It was a perfect opportunity to share.

Today’s card…

As you can see in the photo above, I used more of the Boho Indigo DSP (cuz I love it and it’s retiring) but I paired it with the In Bloom bundle (Pierced Bloom Dies) from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog (and it’s carrying over!) This is a thick card, so not one I would probably mail. This would go in a gift package or hand delivered. Let’s take a peek when it opened.

In Bloom Accordion Card

Isn’t this fun and showy and well, just wonderful?! You could do more embellishment but I wanted the DSPn to be the primary focus so only die cut/ stamped a few of the flowers from the In Bloom bundle. Let me see if I can walk you through how to create this fun card.

  • Three pieces of card stock cut 8″ square.
  • Score each piece in half (at 4″), turn and score in half again (also 4″), then score on the diagonal (from point to point) in only one direction.
  • Score all folds and burnish well. On the diagonal side, burnish the fold first folding in, then folding out.
  • Lay the squares on the diagonal in front of you and adhere the un-scored panels together so there is one long panel. (That’s only two squares adhered!)
  • Now gently fold and close so the folds are mountain, valley, then mountain again. Refer to the photo above. This is by far the trickiest part. If you find it too difficult, go to Pinterest or You Tube and do a search. Once you get it, you GET IT!
  • Now decorate…
    • Cut 9 pieces of DSP 3 3/4″ square
    • Determine your front panel and adhere it first.
    • Now move the remaining pieces around to where you like the color form and design, leaving the two flat areas for your sentiment panels.
    • Those pieces that will be on a folded panel should be folded and scored before adhering. They simply go together better.
    • Adhere all panels but the two sentiment panels, which you have not prepared yet 🙂 I nearly always use liquid glue as I prefer the wiggle room. But if you prefer Stampin’ Seal, use that.
  • Prepare two panels for your sentiment pieces: Very vanilla for this card – 3 3/4″ square, and decorate.
    • I used Night of Navy ink for the sentiment from In Bloom stamp set
    • Stamp a few of the flowers in stamped off Melon Mambo ink and add 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots in Bumblebee for the small flower centers. For the two larger flowers I stamped the dots in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Decorate the DSP panels as desired: I used the Pieced Blooms Dies to cut several Melon Mambo flowers and also Vary Vanilla flowers as well for nice coordination.
    • I adhered the Very Vanilla flower centers with liquid glue, then the larger flowers with a mini dimensional to the DSP.
  • Prepare the belly band: 1 x 10; carefully fold around the closed card, securing in front with Tear & Tape of Seal+ (you want this to hold well!). This should not be too snug a fit as you want it to slide on and off the card easily.
    • Decorate the Belly Band: stamp the sentiment (I used the In Bloom stamp set) in Night of Navy ink on a Very Vanilla panel. Die cut using the very nice banner in the Pierced Blooms Dies and adhere with dimensionals to the belly band. Using remaining die cut flowers from the Melon Mambo card stock, adhere these to the sentiment panel and the card is done & ready to give. 😊

Not so hard, was it? And so fun!

Products for todays project are from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog which ends May 3, and from the new 21-22 Annual Catalog which goes live to customers May 4. 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Lots going on at Stampin’ Up! these days… Sale ends May 3!

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There is also a CLEARANCE RACK that was recently updated…

Now… I am offering a Designer Series Paper Share to my customers. Trying some of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog gets you in the spirit of creating with some gorgeous papers. I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from that Annual Catalog and it would be my pleasure to supply you!  I‘ll place my share order early on May 4 and use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you that very next week. Please place your order with me by May 2 @ 9 PM ET.

TLsBrightSpot 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Designer Series Paper Shares!

New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 plus $7.75 for Priority Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • Beauty Of The Earth – 6
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted – 6
  • Expressions In Ink Specialty – 6
  • Hand-Penned – 6
  • In The Wild – 6
  • Pansy Petals – 6
  • Simply Elegant Specialty – 6
  • Sweet Symmetry – 6
  • Tidings Of Christmas 6″ x 6″ – 6
  • You’re A Peach – 6
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Neutrals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Regals 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ – 20
  • Ombre Specialty – 4 (one of each color)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 5 (one of each color)
  • Gold & Rose Gold 6″ x 6″ – 2 (one of each color)
  • Linen Specialty – 1
  • Ombre Gift Bags – 5 (one of each color)
  • In all, you’ll receive 172 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper plus the awesome food safe gift bags!

    Double DSP Share – $110 + $8 Shipping by Priority Mail – if you’d like double shares of the designer paper, I can do that as well. The designer paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (Tidings Of Christmas, 2020-2022 In color, 2021-2023 In Color, Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and Gold & Rose Gold 6×6, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

    FREE Gift from me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll get a sampling of the new host exclusive Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

    Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, either complete the form below or email the following information to tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your share selection
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.
  • Deadline to sign up for my share is Sunday, May 2 at 9:00 PM ET.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Share

    Trying some of the NEW Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog gets you in the spirit of creating with some gorgeous papers. I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from that Annual Catalog and it would be my pleasure to supply you!  I‘ll place my share order early on May 4 and use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you that very next week. Please place your order with me by May 2 @ 9 PM ET.

    TLsBrightSpot 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

    Designer Series Paper Shares!

    New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 plus $7.75 for Priority Mail shipping

    You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

    • Beauty Of The Earth – 6
    • Bloom Where You’re Planted – 6
    • Expressions In Ink Specialty – 6
    • Hand-Penned – 6
    • In The Wild – 6
    • Pansy Petals – 6
    • Simply Elegant Specialty – 6
    • Sweet Symmetry – 6
    • Tidings Of Christmas 6″ x 6″ – 6
    • You’re A Peach – 6
    • 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
    • 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ – 10
    • Brights 6″ x 6″ – 20
    • Neutrals 6″ x 6″ – 20
    • Regals 6″ x 6″ – 20
    • Subtles 6″ x 6″ – 20
    • Ombre Specialty – 4 (one of each color)
    • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 5 (one of each color)
    • Gold & Rose Gold 6″ x 6″ – 2 (one of each color)
    • Linen Specialty – 1
    • Ombre Gift Bags – 5 (one of each color)

    In all, you’ll receive 172 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper plus the awesome food safe gift bags!

    Double DSP Share – $110 + $8 Shipping by Priority Mail – if you’d like double shares of the designer paper, I can do that as well. The designer paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (Tidings Of Christmas, 2020-2022 In color, 2021-2023 In Color, Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and Gold & Rose Gold 6×6, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

    FREE Gift from me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll get a sampling of the new host exclusive Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

    Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, either complete the form below or email the following information to tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

    • Your first and last name
    • Your share selection
    • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.

    Deadline to sign up for my share is Sunday, May 2 at 9:00 PM ET.

    While I’m thinking about it, there are some wonderful products available as LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS which ends May 3.

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    Click here to go to my website to start shopping and place your order 🙂

    Stampin’ Up! also recently updated their Clearance Rack and there are some really great buys in that department as well.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up AIK April Blog Hop

    Today’s card is all about the women in our lives and I have chosen to honor our two daughters today with a special card. Of course they will each receive a card 🙂 I won’t make them share… I’m going to share only one of them with you today 🙂 I used the Simply Succulents Bundle and I haven’t used it much. Since it’s carrying over it’s a perfect time to use it! And I have paired it with one of the new In Colors for the card stock – Soft Succulent. ha… I just realized what I did!

    At any rate, today is another Blog Hop with Amy’s Inkin’ Krew. The theme is a woman card or something girlie. Our girls are not ‘girlie, girlie’ so that doesn’t fit – but absolutely women of today. And one of them is a plant fanatic, meaning she loves the outdoors and plants. She has an amazingly beautiful landscape garden/ yard that she has designed herself. I’m just so proud of who she is and who she continues to become. And because of the plants – the Simply Succulent bundle is perfect.

    Simply Succulents Bundle – #1

    As I mentioned earlier, the card base uses one of the NEW IN COLORS, Soft Succulent – and it’s perfect! What a great shade of green, and I love how it pairs with some of the other greens SU! has in it’s lineup. The ‘top’ is a single die from the Potted Succulents Dies. Just so you know, you CAN cut this apart. I didn’t, as you see, but you can. The sentiment is one one of the banner dies in the set. And of course, I used a sentiment that works not only for our daughter, but is perfect with this die cut. Both are cut from Basic White card stock. The sentiment is stamped with Evening Evergreen ink – anothe4r NEW IN COLOR! And the folded-over ribbon is Open Weave Ribbon that comes in all five NEW IN COLORS. This happens to be Evening Evergreen. I also added some 21-23 In Color Jewels to the sentiment banner, which was adhered with dimensionals over the folded over ribbon. The ribbon is held in place with Seal+ on the back of the sentiment banner.

    Simply Succulents Bundle, inside – #2

    I love this pot! I’ve stamped it with another NEW IN COLOR, PALE PAPAYA ink, and colored it using the Stampin’ Blends in Pale Papaya. (Yes, stamped on a Basic White panel.) I then stamped two cacti rosettes using the Evening Evergreen ink then colored them in with Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya Stampin Blends. This could use a bit more contrast using a different color than Pale Papaya on the cacti. But it’s done now… The third cacti I stamped on a Basic White scrap, colored it the same way, then die cut it with one of the Potted Succulent Dies. I adhered with 3 mini dimensionals and the inside was done.

    Simply Succulents Bundle – #3

    For the envelope, I stamped the pots in Pale Papaya ink then colored them with Pale Papaya Stampin Blends. To me, they look like the clay pots we buy in the store :). Notice one of the pots has fallen over. Both are waiting to be used… Notice that when I colored the pots I left a central area uncolored for highlight. It really makes the pot look almost 3D!

    I love how this card & envelope turned out. They ‘look’ just like our daughter 😁 ❤️. I think she will appreciate it.

    Products for todays project are from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog which ends May 3, and from the new 21-22 Annual Catalog which goes live to customers May 4. 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

    Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list.

    SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3.

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    Click here to go to my website to start shopping and place your order 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    To continue on the hop you may follow the list provided…

    1. Leslie Larkin: https://leslielarkin.com/the-wrapped-bouquet-set/
    2. Tara Carpenter: https://tarabethstamps.blogspot.com/2021/04/stampin-up-brushed-blooms-hello.html
    3. Jaimie Babarczy: https://wp.me/p79UhD-57p
    4. Connie Troyer: https://constantlycreating.me/?p=2379
    5. Jillian Good: http://dyedwith.love/?p=170
    6. Mary Deatherage: https://wp.me/p5snyt-hyc
    7. Karen Finkle: https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2021/04/stampin-up-hydrangea-hill-many-messages.html
    8. Karen Ksenzakovic: https://wp.me/paaNf4-4u6
    9. Akiko Sudano: https://wp.me/paOv8E-2Gj
    10. Terry Lynn Bright: https://tlsbrightspot.com/2021/04/13/stampin-up-aik-april-blog-hop/
    11. Donna Leonard: http://stampdabbles.com/?p=5001
    12. Amy Koenders: https://wp.me/p2SFwf-mJb
    13. Krista Yagci: https://www.thestampingnook.com/post/stampin-up-hand-penned-petals-thank-you-card-sneak-peak-for-the-inkin-krew-blog-hop

    or you may use the links with the button shown. You may have come from the talented Akiko. If you wish to go back, use this button.

    If you wish to move forward in the hop and see what Donna has done so beautifully, please use this button.

    Again – thanks for stopping by!

    Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship

    New products are sometimes a challenge for me – what do I play with first??? I WANT to create with everything right now, and well, that’s just not possible. So, one step (sometimes baby) at a time. This is another card using the Beauty of The Earth DSP and the Beauty of Friendship bundle (includes Beautiful Trees Dies). This DSP stirred my soul, my inner self. I have a thing for trees. I wasn’t sure about this set but… I’m in love with the whole bit! here’s my card.

    Beauty of Friendship, Masculine – #1

    Isn’t this paper beautiful? And that fun tree image in the center is on the other side of this beautiful shaded green paper – in the Beauty of the Earth DSP. The focal image is adhered to a Bumblebee panel slightly larger and put on dimensionals. I adhered the large sheet of the shaded green DSP to a Mossy Meadow panel, again slightly larger than the DSP. Before adhering it I wrapped Linen Thread around three times and secured to the back with Seal+, then covered that with tape so it didn’t move. I put dimensionals on this large panel and adhered it to the Thick Basic White slimline card. Then the tree panel (with dimensionals on the back) was centered and attached over the Linen Thread. I toyed with putting more ‘stuff’ on the front, sentiment or rhinestones, but I really liked it very simple.

    How cute is that little bush and the cardinals? The bush is a die cut from the Beautiful Trees Dies using another one of the papers in the Beauty of the Earth DSP pack. The birds are another die in this set. I ran a Real Red scrap through the Subtle Embossing Folder (retiring May 3) and then die cut them, adhered them to the bush with liquid glue then attached the bush to the inside of the card also with liquid glue.

    Beauty of Friendship, Masculine – #3

    This envelope was one left over from a pack I bought some time ago and I thought it would look great with this particular card. I covered the flap with more of the same shaded green Beauty of the Earth DSP and then stamped this gorgeous tree in Early Espresso ink, changing the heights of the tree as I stamped. That funny sideways line is from sitting in my drawer and it shows the seam of the envelope – ugh. Despite that I still love this finished project!

    Now I want to show you the stamp set and dies of this stunning bundle…

    You might remember my post from yesterday – I used this same set (see? I couldn’t stop playing – and this is only the beginning!) Yesterday’s post used the same tree and one of the rectangles for the sentiment panel. I’ll definitely be back sharing more projects with this stunning suite. – It’s called Beauty of the the Earth Suite.

    Products for todays project are from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog which ends May 3, and from the new 21-22 Annual Catalog which goes live to customers May 4. Products for todays card 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 CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

    Card cuts for the slimline card:

    • Basic White Thick card stock 7 x 8, scored on short side at 3 1/2
    • Mossy Meadow card stock 3 3/8 x 7 7/8
    • Bumblebee card stock 1 3/8 x 3 11/16
    • Beauty of the Earth DSP 3 1/4 x 7 3/4; 1 1/4 x 3 9/16 (tree panel) + envelope flap + bush (1 3/4 x 2)
    • Real Red scrap run through the Subtle Embossing Folder

    Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list.

    SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3.

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