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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.

Colorful Seasons

Hi Folks! Amy Koenders posted pictures on her blog yesterday of team members cards they had prepared. I’ve had several questions about mine and since I hadn’t posted info about it – it seems appropriate to do so now.

Begin with Grapefruit Grove cardstock cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.

Using the stitched squares framelits, cut 3.

The large leaf in Colorful Seasons bundle was cut from Perennial Essence DSP, then the “topper” for that leaf was cut from copper foil and adhered using Tombow glue. Easy easy and it gives a gorgeous effect! Using your fingers, gently curl the leaves, cuz leaves are never flat, right? Adhere the leaf with dimensionals. I usually use at least two for a more secure holding. The cording was from the Nature’s Twine set, which is a bundle of four. I simply took my pick it tool and separated the threads to give this frayed look. Three little Metallic pearls were added for a bit of glamor. The sentiment comes from Gather Together, a brand new stamp set/ bundle in the Holiday catalogue, and was stamped in Gray Granite.

For the inside, I kept it really simple. The leaf was again cut from the Perennial Essence paper and adhered with Tombow glue. The envelope was decorated using stamps from the Gather Together stamp set – Grapefruit Grove for the pumpkins and Gray Granite for the sheaf spray on the front.

If you do not have a demonstrator and would like to have a catalogue, please contact me! Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Peaceful Boughs and Feels Like Frost

Wow! The new SU! Holiday catalogue is now available and here’s a view of the cover.

There are some fabulous finds in this cattie – so be sure to look carefully at every page :o).

As a demonstrator we are able to preorder items from the various catalogues when they become available. The Peaceful Boughs bundle is really, really nice. I love those pine cones! Here is a card I made using the pine cones and one of the Designer Series Papers (DSP) called Feels Like Frost (6 x 6 in size!)

Here are the details…

Balmy Blue card stock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″

Whisper White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″

Feels Like Frost cut to 3 3/’ x 5″ … adhere to the Whisper White with liquid glue. Cut a length of the Old Olive/ Pretty Peacock reversible ribbon and adhere in back with glue dots or tape.

Using the Beautiful Boughs framelits, cut the solid piece (or back pice) of the pine cone from Early Espresso. Cut the front piece of the pine cone from Copper foil. Adhere these two pieces together with liquid glue. Adhere these pieces to the card front as shown. Take another small length of the same ribbon and tie it to the horizontal piece and adhere with a glue dot. That cute little pine cone dangling from the ribbon was a leftover from last years Holiday catalogue. (Sorry – a retired item!)

Below is a picture of the inside of the card – sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue.

Thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to check out the new Holiday catalogue. If you do not have a demonstrator, feel free to contact me for a cattie or with questions. If you would like to place an order, I’m here to help and to encourage you. Create. Inspire. Share.

Triple Fold Card

This is such a fun, fun fold and so easy ~ you will want to make this several times using various DSP just to see what it looks like! This first card is maxed using the Magnolia Lane stamp set and coordinating DSP and was made in one of my card classes. The envelope used the “adorable closed magnolia from the same stamp set. It was colored using stampin’ blends DK and LT Petal Pink. When coloring an envelope with blends, please make sure to have a scrap piece of card stock in the envelope as blends tend to bleed through ~ and you don’t want that!

The card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″; same card stock 4 1/4″ x 11″ (score this at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″, folding accordion style and burnishing the folds) + 2 1/8″ square

Next layer: 4″ x 5 1/14″ (Adhere to card base) + about a 2 1/4″ scalloped square

Coordinating DSP 1 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/4″ x 4″, 2 3/4″ x 4″

* Adhere DSP to appropriate layers of the folded card stock using Tombow glue

* Adhere this to the card base

* Stamp sentiment on 2 1/8″ piece and adhere to scalloped square

* Having the accordion fold in place, adhere this square so that it is centered and 3/8″ from left edge.

Here is a picture of the same card using the Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 carfd pack in the new catalogue. I used the Dashing Deer stamp set and So Many Stars stamp set from the Holiday cattie for that adorable star. The square was embellished with Holdiay sequins – yep, from the Holiday cattie! Fun, right?

Remember to decorate your envelopes!

Do you have questions about this card? Feel free to ASK, either in this post or send an email to: tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

Triple Fold Card

I have been lax in posting… my apologies! However, I have NOT been lying around :o) Making cards or perhaps I should say crafting with paper, are a bit of a passion and I get “lost” in my craft room. What that means is I lose track of time. Kind of crazy, right? Below are a few pictures of my recent creations. Note that not all these projects are cards. Over the course of the next several days, I will try to include directions for these various projects. If you have questions about any item in particular, please feel free to contact me. My email is tlsbrightspot@gmail.com or leave a message on my page.

The upper card is one we made in a card class. It was made with the Magnolia Lane stamp set and coordinating DSP (Designer Series Paper). This is such a fun fold and so easy to do that once I got everything cleaned up and put away from the attendees, I made the green card. This was made with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP (new in the Holiday Catalogue becoming available Sep 4) and Dashing Deer stamp set and that stunning little star from the new So Many Stars stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue.

Here’s another project from the class that I demo’d. It comes from the Magnolia Lane dies. There are three dies for the petals and two for the inner portion. Cut with Whisper White, I daubered with Petal Pink from the inside to the outside of each petal. The flower centers were cut in So Saffron and I sponge daubered the edges only. All pieces were adhered with glue dots. Tombow glue can be used as well, but I chose the glue dots for convenience. Here’s the picture of that sweet flower.

The little box was cut from the Magnolia DSP: 5″ square, scored at 1 1/4′ on all sides. The lid was cut from retired Kraft paper that I had lying around. The leaves were stamped, then colored with the Dk & Lt Old Olive Stampin’ blends., then cut with coordinating dies. The ribbon is from the Magnolia Lane Suite.

Here are a couple of other recent projects: this is also from class and using the Magnolia Lane stamp set. I stamped the gorgeous flower in versamark then embossed with gold. The flower was first inked in with Calypso Coral in the center, then working out used the DK Petal Pink and then Lt Petal Pink in Stampin’ blends. The leaves were inked with Dk and Lt Olive Stampin’ blends. Full details in a later post.

Two more teasers with full info in a future post.

Daisy Lane, …..Perennial Essence DSP

The card: the base is thick Whisper White: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; next layer is also thick Whisper White cut at 4 x 5 1/4. The two diagonal pieces are Perennial Essence DSP cut at 7/8″, layered on a strip of Gorgeous Grape. The string is not a SU! Product (shame on me!) but coordinates so well I just had to use it. The strings were adhered on the back with snail then taped over it once they were as I wanted them. On my desk and having laid around for a while :o) were these two stunning daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather and punched with their coordinating punches. The embellishment (faceted gems  for the daisy was colored with Melon Mango stampin blends.

The butterflies come from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. They were stamped in Memento black and colored with SU! Blends: Dark Purple ePosy, Light Rich Razzleberry and Dark Mango Melody. This whole front was adhered to the thick Whisper White card base with lots of dimensionals.

The envelope uses more of the Perennial Essence card stock for the flap and more stamps from Beauty Abounds. The “blobs” are supposed to be nectar from the flowers that the butterfly is going after :o) and was stamped with So Saffron. The butterfly was again colored in using Mango Melody.

Thanks for stopping by. May you enjoy the day wherever you are. Create. Inspire. Share.

Aug blog hop – Fall Frenzy

This month Amy’s Inkin’ Krew is doing a blog hop titled Fall Frenzy – so a fall card was created by each team member. If you have come from the blog of the amazing Jaimie, she has done a beautiful job.

This card was definitely a work in progress and while I’m not convinced it’s my best, it was still fun to do. Sponge daubers were used to create the sun and sky: Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, even a little Flirty Flamingo. The sky is so FULL of color in real life and the idea was the beginning of a sunset.

The tree is from the wonderful Rooted In Nature stamp set and matching dies. I applied inks directly to the stamp, again using daubers: Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze along the edges of the leaves; Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz were also used for the leaves. Trees are NEVER just one color. :o) Early Espresso was used on the trunk and highlighting the branches in the tree. (I love how the branches really do show through.) After stamping the tree, it was cut out using the matching die. The branch was cut using the Seasonal Layers dies that go with Colorful Seasons stamp set. The leaf was die cut on a piece of Perennial Essence DSP, then a coordinating die cut in copper foil was adhered to that. I curled the leaves, cuz leaves are never flat.

Before placing the tree, I tore another piece of the Perennial Essence paper to create a scene of grassy hillside. The tree was placed on dimensionals, then the branch had dimensionals just on the largest part and Tombow glue was used to adhere the branch to the tree. This creates even more dimension, the larger tree in the distance, the branch in the forefront. Then I placed the leaf.

As this card was created for a gentleman friend who has had some health challenges lately, the sentiment from Rooted In Nature was used and stamped in Blueberry Bushel. The sentiment probably should have been placed above the grassy hillside, but once it was on, well, it was on.

The inside also has a stamped leaf, again using the Perennial Essence papers and the Colorful Season stamp set. Because I want to write a special note, no sentiment was used. It’s very simple. You can also see part of the envelope and the leaf adhered. That leaf is from the Nature Roots dies that coordinate with Rooted in Nature stamp set.

If you want to see the previous blog, please use the appropriate “sign”, otherwise move on to the next blog to see what else has been created by this amazing team. Thanks for stopping by. May you create a beautiful day for someone!

Holiday Catalogue Preview of Goodies

Interestingly, all the pictures I have taken of my new goodies will not upload…. No, I don’t know why. Guess I have to play some – oh throw me in that briar patch! We have company coming tomorrow so we’ll see what I can do… not much time – probably won’t be able to do much, but something is better than nothing, right? For. Instance, there is a tree punch and plaid paper that is to die for… Maybe I could just punch something out now and show that. Hmmm. Give me a minute….

Well, that didn’t work in uploading the pictures.. ugh! Don’t know what to do at this point – maybe I’ll go make a card :o) I punched 6 of the cutest little trees out of the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. Remember it’s 6 x 6 size paper and double-sided – twice the fun! The tree is only 2″ tall :o)

Leaving you now – I apologize for getting you all excited. Please come back and visit soon.

 

 

 

 

Squeal!!! My SU! Holiday preorder box just arrived on my doorstep. We have a party to go to and I can’t open it yet. Stop back later for a sneak peek of the goodies 🙂

Thank You Card for a Man

Today’s card was made with someone special in mind. A gentleman on staff at our church has taken another position elsewhere and is moving. While we have not had a lot of interaction, it’s still an appropriate time to say thank you for serving our congregation. I’ve used a retired embossing folder but there are some others that would work very well with this design setup. Here’s the card:

I used Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″. The next layer is 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and dry embossed. The tile tief might be a nice embossing folder to use – definitely creating a different texture. I used a 1″ strip of Old Olive and cut it on the diagonal, matching the sideways embossed pattern, adhering it just a bit lower than halfway. On top of that is a strip of textured burlap ribbon, adhered with tear ‘n tape. Another piece of Old Olive cut with the scalloped oval die has been put on dimensionals. Abstract Impressions stamp set was used for the Thank You sentiment, using Blackberry Bliss ink. Dandelion Wishes stamp set was used to create the floating away flowers using Smokey Slate ink.

Here’s the inside:

Again using Smokey Slate ink, I stamped the the dandelion then positioned the sentiment where I wanted it. That is stamped in Old Olive ink.

This is a rather elegant looking card and seems perfect for a man. Hope you like it!

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