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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.

SU! Fall Frenzy Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop – Aug ’20

Here we are for the “Fall Frenzy” of the awesome Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop… wait till you see the wonderful creations everyone has posted

Stitched Leaves Dies

We begin with Shimmer White card stock and do a watercolor wash with Soft Sea Foam using the new Water Painters. Set it aside to dry and do the die cuts: Crumb Cake for the largest leaf in the Stitched Leaves Dies, Soft Suede for the medium leaf from the StitchedLeaves Dies and Soft Sea Foam for the third and smallest leaf – this time from the Gathered Leaves Dies. The berries are die cut both from Whisper White and Shimmer White card stock using the Poinsettia Dies. I used my bone folder and the Stampin’ Pierce mat to follow along the main veins on each of the leaves to encourage ‘curling’ or ‘creasing’ to give them dimension.

Now that the wash is dry, let’s begin the layering… the two larger leaves go on first… I used glue dot in the center to hold them together then rolled glue dots to put one on a fold of the two side leaves. This holds them in place so they don’t flop. I added the smallest leaf also with a glue dot, then added the berry die cuts with liquid glue. When necessary I shorted stems to make them fit nicely. I stamped the sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set. Finally I added several; Elegant Faceted Gems to give the card a bit of sparkle. This panel was adhered to a Soft Sea Foam then dimesnionals added to the back. This was adhered to the Shimmery White card base.

Stitched Leaves Dies #2

For the inside I stamped the leaves in Soft Suede from the Forever Fern stamp set on a Whisper White panel. The sentiment comes from the Love of Leaves stamp set and is also in Soft Suede. This was adhered to another piece Soft Sea Foam then mounted to the card base. Voila! card is complete and gorgeous. I love the soft colors and the layering.

Stitched Leaves card (inside panel)

The stamps and dies for today’s card are mostly from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, pages 49-50. Gathering Leaves is a returning stamp set and may be found in the Annual catalog. Need help locating these? Here is a link to the Mini Catalog:  20200804_AD_en_US

 

Card Cuts for today’s card:

  • Shimmery White 3 3/4 x 5 (front panel) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 cored at 4 1/4 + scraps for berries
  • Soft Sea Foam 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (front) 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside)
  • Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)
  • Scraps of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Soft Sea Foam for leaves

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Now follow along the hop by using the buttons or use the links listed below.

 

 

  1. Ksenzakovic – https://wp.me/paaNf4-2LD
  2. Terry Lynn Bright – https://wp.me/p8fxPh-JY
  3. Mary Deatherage – https://wp.me/p5snyt-ecO
  4. Leslie Larkin – https://leslielarkin.com/love-of-leaves-bundle/
  5. Akiko Sudano – https://wp.me/paOv8E-1y8
  6. Julie Johnston – https://wp.me/p8SzmQ-2lB
  7. Jaimie Babarczy – https://wp.me/p79UhD-47T
  8. Sue Prather – https://wp.me/p5yitZ-254
  9. Donna Leonard – http://stampdabbles.com/?p=2586
  10. Nicole Bloxom – https://bloxiegirl.blogspot.com/2020/08/stampin-up-fall-frenzy-blog-hop-with.html
  11. Amy Koenders – https://wp.me/p2SFwf-kqs

SU! Warm Hugs Bundle

It’s Monday – and a glorious day! I’m thankful for so much… and one of those I have the opportunity to play with some amazing SU! products. What I did prior to SU! was just muddle around in mediocre stuff. Once I found SU!, there was no turning back. All products are made well; products coordinate. I can’t say enough. So if you are ‘on the fence’, jump in. I’ll help you navigate and create – we could make a great team. Contact me at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com and let’s talk about how to make this happen.

For today’s card I pulled out a stamp set I haven’t used before – yep – from the amazing Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Warm Hugs Bundle and is actually part of a suite of products that can be found on pages 8-11. I used many of the products from the suite but incorporated some other items as well.

Warm Hugs Bundle #1

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Then took a panel of Mossy Meadow cs and ran it through the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder twice. This embossing folder is narrow, and probably is not meant to emboss a card front, but I did and think it turned out really well. I took a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP cut a banner at the bottom and adhered it with liquid glue to the card front. I took another very narrow strip of this same DSP, cut a side angle at the bottom and slipped it under the right of the banner. Next I took the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe ribbon and wrapped it back and forth on the card front, adhering in various places with Stampin Seal. The sentiment was extra fun and easy to create using the Warm Wraps Dies and the Warm Hugs stamp set. Don’t you love this hexagonal look?

Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink on a Whisper White scrap. The sentiment comes from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set which is part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite of products. Stamp the hexagonal decoration around it in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the Warm Wraps Dies. Put dimensionals on it and adhere to a circle cut from Pear Pizzazz cs. That circle also is in this die set. The Pear Pizzazz also got dimensionals and was adhered over the Diagonal Stripe Ribbon.  Since the card front is complete, let’s move to the inside.

Warm Hugs #2

So, so simple but I love how the inside coordinates with the outside… another strip of DSP adhered to Whisper White panel. This was adhered to Mossy Meadow and attached to the Crumb Cake card base. And voila, your card is complete!

Warm Hugs Bundle #3

For the envelope I stamped a fun little cup in Mossy Meadow, then the steam rising from the cup in Crumb cake. The envelope flap got the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP as the card front. Fait accompli! While this card is done in Holiday-type colors, it could so easily be used as a card of encouragement or a birthday card, and it’s a bit masculine too.

Warm Hugs Bundle #4

Here’s a link to the cattie to help you find everything.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Crumb cake card base 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Mossy Meadow 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2 1/2 x 5, 3/8 x about 5 (front), 3/8 x 5 (inside) and 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (inside) + scrap for front sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz for front circle

SU! Yuletide Pasture Slimline Card

Oh what fun …I loved making this card… it’s..um.. different. Who would have thought I would like this stamp set so much. (Yuletide Pasture).. but once I started, well, it struck my fancy 🙂 I’ll be honest, I don’t know what this beast is called – maybe an ox? But it has this undisturbed look, with ornaments from its horns. I mean, what NOT to like! So here we go…

The card base is Crumb Cake and it’s a slimline card, so l-o-n-g. And this hairy ox is stamped in Soft Suede, just lying there, with ornaments on its horn on a Whisper White piece. I then took the fine tip water painter and brushed it across the ‘hair’ of the animal to give it some color, but not too much. I did the same to the antlers. Then I colored the ornaments with various shades of blue Blends and added a stripe of Just Jade on each one. The Blends used.. Night of Navy, Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight. The beast looked incomplete so I added a bow using Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, specifically the Misty Moonlight/ Silver Bakers Twine. I completed the bells by adding the sparkle of Wink of Stella.I put dimensionals on the back and set it aside.

For the layering on the card front… Pacific Point and the lovely Snowflake Splendor DSP. The banners are again Pacific Point and Crumb Cake with the sentiment stamped in Soft Suede. I used the Banner Pick A Punch for the ends. 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots completed the look for the banner. Once these were placed where I wanted them, I added the ox panel with dimesnionals.

Yuletide Pasture #1

The inside is another adorable beast stamped in Soft Suede on the Whisper White panel , then the fine- tip water painter was used to add color and depth. The neckband/ bells uses Blends in… Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover and Mango Melody. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede as well.The Whisper White panel was adhered to Pacific Point with liquid glue and that in turn added to the Crumb Cake Card base, again with liquid glue. Voila – fait accompli’. I love this simple card and hope you do as well.

Yuletide Pasture #2

This wonderfully fun stamp set can be found in the Aug-Dec 2020 Min Catalog on pg 28. Here’s a link to the cattie to help you find everything.

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Be sure to redeem those coupons from purchases made last month!

Yuletide Pasture #3

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card :O)

Card cuts….

  • Crumb Cake card base 7 x 8 1/2 scored at 3 1/2, 1 x 5 (banner)
  • Pacific Point 3 1/4 x 8 (front), 3 1/4 x 8 1/8 (inside), 3/4 x about 5 1/4 (banner)
  • Whisper White 2 7/8 x 3 3/8 (front), 3 x 8 (inside)

SU! Ornamental Envelopes

Hi Folks! In yesterday’s post I shared two cards but gave instructions for only one… so today you get full disclosure on Card #2   <:O). Funny me, right? So here’s the card again..,.

Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 a

One of the things about this particular stamp and die set is the variety, how very different we can create from one bundle. To create this wreath I stamped with Granny Apple Green on a Whisper White panel. TIP: To be certain I stayed in a circle, I had used a 2 1/4″ circle punch to pop out a circle. I laid that on the Whisper White panel and stamped around the edge of it …. perfect for creating this wreath!  On  a Whisper White scrap I stamped several of the triple flowers in both Crumb Cake and Real Read inks and die cut them with the dies from the coordinating Envelopes dies. I placed them around the wreath where I wanted and adhered some with liquid glue and some with dimensionals. To add some sparkle I added the lovely Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to many of the floral centers. then added three gold bows using the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, attaching them with liquid glue. I took another length of the gold trim and wrapped it around the wreath, encircling some of the flowers, using liquid glue under the raised flowers to adhere.

 

I then took a strip of the beautiful Heartwarming Hugs DSP and adhered it to the lower portion with liquid glue. Over this is a die cut in Granny Apple Green from the Painted Labels dies. This I adhered with liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a Whisper White scrap and die cut it with the Ornate Frames Dies. This was put on dimensionals and voila! the card front just needs the layering panels: adhere to Granny Apple Green with liquid glue; then this panel is put on dimensionals and goes on the Crumb Cake card base. OH! Almost forgot a VERY IMPORTANT Step…..use the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to emboss the front of the card, spritzing it lightly with water to get a good emboss.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on the Whisper White panel then adhered a couple of the leftover die cut flowers. The panel was adhered to Granny Apple Green cs, then to the inside Crumb Cake card base. Card is complete!

Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 b

For the envelope I took a piece of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and adhered it to the envelope flap, then die cut it with one of the wonderful edges curved perfectly for envelopes – hence Envelopes Dies!!! This gives that final elegant appearance and completes your card.

Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 c

This is such a neat bundle – the Ornamental Envelopes. 10% off when purchasing the stamp set and dies as a bundle. See pg 40 in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini catalog by clicking the link…

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Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card :O)

Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) + scrap for sentiment
  • Granny Apple Green 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (front), 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside)
  • Crumb Cake 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

 

SU! Ornamental Envelopes

Hi Everyone – have you visited the UPDATED SU! site yet? Oh my goodness – it’s wonderfully exciting…the techs have worked miracles! AND the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog is now live… see that right here…08.01.20_HAPPENING_NOW_AD_CATALOG_GOLIVE_ENG

OK, I have two cards for you today, both using the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set with coordinating dies.

Ornamental Envelopes #1 a
Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really appreciate how different and yet how similar these two cards are… similar due to colors mostly, and different as different elements were used from the stamp set.

Card #1:

  • stamp the ornaments using Versamark ink on Whisper White panel, sprinkle with silver embossing powder then heat emboss to set.
  • Once embossing has cooled sufficiently, color with Stampin’ Blends: Light Misty Moonlight, Lt Highland Heather, Lt Granny Apple Green, and Lt Melon Mambo
  • Add a pearl to the one ornament and color with the Lt Misty Moonlight Blends
  • Adhere this panel to Pear Pizzazz with liquid glue
  • Adhere both of these to Silver Foil sheets with dimensionals
  • Place but DO NOT ADHERE on the Pear Pizzazz card base.
  • Using your Stamparatus, place the ‘Merry” sentiment and the ornament in the appropriate position, remove the ornament panel and stamp with Versamark ink. sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat set. Again, once cooled, color the ornament with Lt Misty Moonlight and Lt Melon Mambo Blends
  • Adhere the ornament panel and your card front is complete :O)

For the inside:

  • Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White panel with Melon Mambo ink. The sentiment comes from Festive Corners stamp set (an awesome versatile stamp set I might add!)
  • Because I colored the single ornament on the card front with Blends, the colors bled through – what to do? Cover the offending panel with DSP – this comes from Heartwarming Hugs DSP and coordinates perfectly!
    Ornamental Envelopes – card inside using Festive Corners

    The envelope got the same DSP on the flap and then using a die from the coordinating dies, create this incredibly beautiful edge. Can you see that cuteness?

    Ornamental Envelopes with Envelope Dies

    The card is complete… yay!

    Card cuts for Card #1

  • Whisper White: 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, 4 x 5 1/4
  • Pear Pizzazz 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Silver Foil sheet 3 x 5
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 4x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Create something wonderful and send it to a friend.

OH PS… I’ll share directions for Card #2 tomorrow :O) 😏

SU! Online Store Update!!!!

Stampin’ Up! is updating the look and function of the online store!  Yay!!  The store will be updated beginning tomorrow, August 4 with a new look and feel to help you better navigate it while you shop!  Here is what you need to know so that you’re all set to shop on August 4!

The new online store will go live at 7:00 AM (MT) on 4 August.  Be aware that the online store will be offline temporarily from midnight until around 7:00 AM MT on August 4 as they transition to the new store.  It should be back up and running no later than 7:00 AM MT for ordering from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog!

A few things to know:

  1. Your account information and passwords will still work with the new site.
    • Be sure that you know your current login information so that you can log in right away on Tuesday!
    • If you don’t know your login information by heart (or if you do like I do and have it saved to your browser so that you don’t have to remember it every time):
      • Log into your account today and then click on “my account” and then “email/passwords” and either record the information that is shown or, if it’s not shown, update your password and then write it down.
  2. While old bookmarks and links will forward you to the new store, your browser will see it as a “new” site. If you rely on your browser to remember your login information, the first time that you log in, it will not associate the new site with that saved information.
  3. Be sure that you see my name at the top on the right when you are shopping with me to earn my rewards and benefits for ordering!

If you have trouble logging in on Tuesday:

  1. Once the new store is up and running on Tuesday, if you have trouble logging in, you can click the “Forgot Password” link on the new online store’s sign-in page and follow the steps to reset your password. The password reset email will come from noreply@info.stampinup.com. Adding this email address to the contacts list in your email program and/or searching for your email program’s spam settings can help you ensure that you receive the email.
  2. Should you run into any problems, there is a link in the password reset window to a page with additional information.
  3. If you have trouble accessing your account, Stampin’ Up! can also help you reset your password.  Just call them at 1-800-STAMPUP and they’ll be happy to help!  Unfortunately, I’m not able to assist with password changes as it’s a security issue for you. But Stampin’ Up! can definitely help you!

Hopefully this will be a seamless transition for you on August 4!  I’m looking forward to seeing the new site design too!

SU! Tasteful Touches

Hi Everyone – I tried something new for me today – does that surprise anyone? Maybe we shouldn’t go there… I saw a video by Kylie Bertucci, a very creative demonstrator from Australia and had to her ideas a ‘go’. Here’s the completed card…

Tasteful Touchers – Feather
#1

Can you see the sparkly on the background? It’s sprinkled embossing powder! This is done on Basic Gray cs and I love the look. So here’s what I did… First, swipe the card stock with your embossing buddy to remove static and create a ‘clean’ surface. I tapped the Versamark ink pad around the perimeter of the card stock – no need to do the center since it was to be covered. Then I sprinkled the silver embossing powder with my fingers, keeping the powder light and not clumping or globbing – then I heat set it. Fun look. Yes, I SHOULD HAVE taken a picture at that stage – but didn’t really think about it until just now 😳 well – silly me…

The rest of this card is so very simple: using the feather image from the  Tasteful Touches stamp set, stamp randomly in stamped off once Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. I then took a sponge dauber and Gorgeous Grape and did very light sponging on the feathers. I love this color and it gives the feathers a totally different look. This was mounted on Gorgeous Grape card stock with liquid glue. I wrapped a length of the Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding around these two pieces and tied a knot. I put dimensionals on the back and mounted it on the silver sprinkled, heat embossed panel of Basic Gray. This then was adhered to a panel of Whisper White with liquid glue. This was adhered to the Basic Gray card base. As the final step, I took a 5/8″ strip of Basic Gray, rubbed it with the embossing buddy then stamped the sentiment from the In The Pines stamp set in Versamark. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder then heat set it. The final length is about 2″. This strip got dimensionals and was placed over the ribbon.

The inside is even simpler yet – a single stamped feather in several times stamped off Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel. This was mounted directly to the card base with liquid glue.

Tasteful Touches – inside
#2

I started the main panel with the feathers as a larger piece. Once I cut it down to the size I wanted I saved the strips and adhered one of those to the envelope front. And that was it – the card was complete. This could so easily be a masculine card. It IS however, going to a young woman who is battling cancer – and loves purple. It will be gone by the time you read this post.

Tasteful Touches
#3

Tasteful Touchers – Feather
#3

It is August 2 – and just one day left to use the BONUS DAYS offer by Stampin’ Up

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my Aug host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

August Host Code 

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Basic Gray 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the heat embossing panel
  • Whisper White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2; 3 x 4 1/4 (both of these for the card front); 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside
  • Gorgeous Grape 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

SU! Love of Leaves Bundle

Fall is such a great time of year… and this card says ‘Fall’ all over it. This stamp/ die set is just so lovely – can be used for masculine cards for sure, which I sometimes have a hard time making. But this was so easy peasy and I love how it turned out.

Love of Leaves bundle #1

I kept the look really simple and clean, using the Stitched Leaves Dies as the main focus. Aren’t they stunning? What I especially like about them is the way they have a stitched border around the leaf die cut and the leaf embossing with another die. With one roll through that die cutting machine  I was able to cut the square with the Square Dies AND one set of leaves in Very Vanilla cs! The border color is one of the new In Colors – Cinnamon Cider – a gorgeous shade of golden brown. That was cut with a Square Scalloped Die. The rectangle for the largest leaf was die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, again in Very Vanilla.

I adhered the Very Vanilla square with the leaf ‘hole’ to the Cinnamon Cider with liquid glue. The leaf itself I adhered with dimensionals. I set those aside While I worked on the Very Vanilla background. First I located where the leaf squares would be, then laid the sentiment from Love Of Leaves stamp set in place. I moved the squares off the piece and stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink. Then I ran it through the Tasteful Textures. embossing folder. This panel I adhered to a piece of Cinnamon Cider. I laid the leaf dies back on the textured Very Vanilla panel, glued on the squares and the rectangle with liquid glue. Then in the opening, I placed the leaves which had dimensionals on the back.

I put dimesionals on the back of the Cinnamon Cider panel and adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

Love of Leaves bundle
#2

For the inside i stamped another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, stamping off twice, onto Very Vanilla cs in Cinnamon Cider. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in full strength in Cinnamon Cider. I should probably stamped the sentiment again ass the word ‘changes’ gets a bit lost in the leaf.. ugh.

Love of Leaves bundle #3

 

Using yet another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, I stamped both the envelope flap and the front as well – in Cinnamon Cider.

This bundle can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini 2020 catalog that goes live to customers Tue Aug 4. And when purchased as a bundle in lieu of individually, you save 10% I strongly encourage you to. put this on your wish list.

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 3 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug.

 

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my Aug host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

August Host Code 

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4 for the front; 3 3/4 x 5 for the inside + scraps for the die cuts
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the card front; 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside layer

SU! Slimline Diagonal Gatefold Card with Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Hi Everyone… Today’s card is just a gem but I might be a tad prejudiced… I have used this bundle in a previous card and fell in love with the set. Slimline cards seem to be all the rage these days and I had not done any of these. But here I am… and pleased with the results.

Before I get to the card: a couple of days ago I shared two Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes that I had decorated and asked for feedback, comments and said there would be a prize/ gift to one of the ‘commentees’. Karen Andrews – your name “plopped out of the spinner”. Please send your address to my email: tlsbrightspot@gmail.com and I will get that in the mail today Congratulations – hope you like it! The differences in the boxes? All inks, papers and ribbons used were the same; differences listed below. I’ll do a more complete post about the boxes tomorrow, Aug 1.

1) I used a brayer and colored the one box with Pretty Peacock ink

2) That same box was decorated on four sides

3) The top DSP was two (2) pieces

I also want to give an update on our S-I-L: he is doing very well. Recovery will take a while but he is in PT with mostly massage/ stimulation to help reduce the expected swelling in the affected arm. He has an amazing attitude and strong will and that will be to his advantage during the recover. If you are new to my blog, S-I-L had a rather nasty bicycle accident and shattered his right elbow.

Now – to the card of the day: I’m calling it the Slimline Diagonal Gatefold. Card cuts listed at the end of this post.

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals
#1

The base is Thick Whisper White, scored in two places, and cut on the diagonal. I then cut a panel of Blushing Bride and cut it on the diagonal – then did the same with the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. TIP: be sure you are cutting the Specialty Paper on the proper diagonal. Ask me how I know that!

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals
#3

Once those have been adhered to the appropriate diagonal for the card front, you are halfway to completing this gorgeousness. Again using Blushing Bride cs, stamp the three poinsettia in Blushing Bride ink using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Die cut those with the coordinating Poinsettia Dies. (This is one fabulous bundle – and 10% off when purchased that way. 😉) With Just Jade cs, die cut two leaves. This die set allows you to not only die cut the outline, but also to ’emboss’ the leaf impression. LOVE THIS! I also took a Whisper White scrap, stamped a leaf in Just Jade ink and using the outline die, cut that out as well. Using additional Whisper White cs, I cut out three berry  sprays. Then I took another die set – the wonderful Tasteful Labels Dies, and cut a label from Whisper White.

Before assembling the poinsettia, I took my Wink of Stella and covered the poinsettia, and the three leaves to give them sparkle. TIP: Be careful not to cover the centers so the glue adheres the layers together better. You can see that pretty clearly in this photo.

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals
#2

Now put the poinsettia together with liquid glue. I did use a dimesnional for the top layer. Add a Beaded Pearl for the center adhering with a glue dot. Are these pretty or what? I layered my poinsettia in the center of the Tasteful Labels die and adhered with liquid glue. Then I added the leaves and finally the berry sprays, adhering with liquid glue.

The last step for the card front is attaching the ‘bouquet ‘to the card. Decide if you want the centerpiece of the card attached to the bottom panel or the top diagonal. It doesn’t really matter. The key is to make certain it is in the middle AND that the adhesive is only on the portion to adhere to the card. You might find it helpful to even mark the back of the label so the adhesive is in the right spot. You don’t want extra adhesive beyond the label.

The inside I kept very simple but it is elegant as well.

Slimline Gate fold with Poinsettia Petals
#4

Cut a Blushing Bride panel and set aside. Cut a Whisper White panel: stamp with the next largest poinsettia in stamped off once Blushing Bride ink. Over this stamp the sentiment in full strength Just Jade ink. Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to the Blushing Bride with liquid glue, then add that to the inside of the card. Voila! Your card is complete…

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals
#1

The Poinsettia Petals bundle will be available to customers Aug 4. As demonstrators, we have the opportunity to preorder catalog items to play/ create/ inspire one another to new levels. Interested in being a demo? Join my team and we can create together.

Today is the last day to use my July Host Code – see below. I will post a new Host Code Aug 1

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 4 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug. Did you make your list?

 

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, scored at 3 1/2 and 7 on the long side
  • Blushing Bride cs – 3 3/8 x 8 for the card front, cut on diagonal + scraps for Poinsettia; 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 for the inside
  • Plush Poinsettia Special Paper – 3 1/8 x 7 3/4, cut on diagonal
  • Whisper White  – scraps for leaf and berry spray; 3 x 8 for inside

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