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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Spring

The theme for todays Blog Hop is Celebrate Spring… woohoo. When we walk early in the morning we are hearing the cardinals singing as though there is no tomorrow and the woodpeckers are at it as well. And here on the East Coast we have these adorable frogs we call ‘peepers’ that start their magical mating calls. And bulbs are beginning to show their green stems – so excited to see what’s coming. And oh yes, it’s daylight before 6 AM!!! Oh my goodness, can you tell I REALLY like this time of year?! But… back to the Hop ~ there should be some very special cards on the hop today.

My card to Celebrate Spring…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I began by die cutting the ‘wreath’ from Basic White card stock using the Birds & More Dies. Using liquid glue I adhered this to a very slightly smaller panel of Sand & Sea DSP – using paper that looked like a sunrise. As the morning begins there is this glorious pink that melts into the blue sky. I adhered these to a slightly larger piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock, again with liquid glue. I stamped this sweet bird in Balmy Blue ink on Basic White card stock using the Birds & Branches stamp set. I die cut it with another die from the Birds & More Dies. The feet are die cut from the same dies using Soft Suede card stock scrap and adhered with liquid glue. I adhered it with a mini dimensional making it look as though the bird was watching the morning sky.

Next I took a panel of Seaside Spray card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I used my Blending Brush and Flirty Flamingo ink to color the upper portion of this piece – as though the sky was all around. I adhered the square panel and bird with dimensionals to this Seaside Spray panel. I then notched each edge using the ___________ Punch. I tied a double ribbon using the Flowers for Every Season Combo pack (Seaside Spray & Silver twine) and the Navy twine from Well-Suited Twine Combo Pack, tied a bow and added a glue dot at the knot to hold it in place.

I stamped the sentiment from A Wish for Everything stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White strip and die cut it with the Layering Ovals Dies. I die cut another panel from Flirty Flamingo card stock using the Tasteful Labels Dies and mounted the sentiment oval on it using liquid glue. This sentiment banner got dimensionals and was adhered to the embossed panel. I added three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment banner. I adhered the embossed panel with Seal + to a larger panel of Basic White card stock. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card base of Seaside Spray. Card front is done!

For the inside…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring, inside

I stamped the nest in Crumb Cake ink from the Birds & Branches stamp set on a Basic White panel. I then stamped the eggs in Balmy Blue ink on a Basic White scrap and die cut them with the Birds & More Dies. I adhered the two outer eggs with liquid glue and the third egg with a mini dimensional.. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Flirty Flamingo piece with liquid glue and attached this to the Seaside Spray card base inside ~ and the card was complete.

For the envelope….

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I adhered a panel of Sand & Sea DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed it to fit. I then stamped the branch from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. I followed that by stamping the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and the set was fait accomplis!

You can find the card cuts listed at the bottom of this post. Products for todays card are from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the Jan- Jun Mini Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 QDCUDHDC – good Mar 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.

In case you get lost, below is the list of those participating in todays Blog Hop. Click on the appropriate link to either move forward or go to the previous blog. Enjoy!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy: https://wp.me/p79UhD-4VN
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic: https://wp.me/paaNf4-4e9
  3. Mary Deatherage: https://wp.me/p5snyt-h1y
  4. Sue Prather: https://wp.me/p5yitZ-2tQ
  5. Donna Leonard: http://stampdabbles.com/?p=4619
  6. Jillian Good: http://dyedwith.love/?p=139
  7. Tara Carpenter: https://tarabethstamps.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-arrange-wreath-happy-easter.html
  8. Leslie Larkin https://leslielarkin.com/ice-cream-corner-suite/
  9. Terry Lynn Bright: https://tlsbrightspot.com/2021/03/09/stampin-up-celebrate-spring/
  10. Akiko Sudano: https://wp.me/paOv8E-2ww
  11. Karen Finkle: https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-wildly-happy-for-amys-inkin.html
  12. Amy Koenders: https://wp.me/p2SFwf-moQ
  13. Krista Yacgi: https://www.thestampingnook.com/post/stampin-up-jar-of-flowers-welcome-spring-card

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card cuts for todays project:

Seaside Spray – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)

Basic White 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 3 1/8 square, 1 1/2 x 3 (oval), scrap for bird, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)

Flirty Flamingo 3 1/4 square, 2 x 3 1/4 (banner), 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 (inside)

Stampin’ Up! True Love & Happy

It is Super Bowl weekend! Woohoo! And what are YOU doing during Super Bowl? I’ll probably color something while watching the game – it’s the perfect time. Or fussy cut… but that’s not my preference. Speaking of coloring, todays card uses the Stampin Blends and it gives a bolder look than the card of yesterday with the pencils. I used another one of the True Love DSP papers too. Let’s take a look…

True Love Happy #1

This card incorporates the Pretty Perennials stamp set in the sentiments on the card front and the word ‘happy’ just pops! I colored just the smallest of the flowers using both the Light & Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends – just enough to tie in the Daffodil Delight card stock it sits on and the Ruched Ribbon, also in Daffodil Delight.

I stamped the word ‘happy’ in VersaMark ink on a piece of Basic Black card stock after using the embossing buddy to clear it of any static, then sprinkled White embossing powder over the ink and heat set it. Once it cooled a bit I fussy cut the word. I then adhered it to a piece of Basic White card stock and fussy cut around it again, giving it a white border. I stamped the word ‘birthday’ also from the Pretty Perennials stamp set, in Memento Black ink on a Basic White scrap and punched it with the Classic Label Punch. After deciding where I wanted to place the larger word, I ran a strip of Stampin’ Seal across and wove the Ruched Ribbon to just the way I wanted it, and the Stampin Seal held it nicely in place. I put dimensionals on both sentiments, adhering the larger word first, then the ‘birthday just over the ends, also on dimensionals. I added three 2020-2022 Enamel Dots in Bumblebee for the final touch.

The True Love DSP panel was adhered to Daffodil Delight card stock, put on dimensionals then added to the Thick Basic White card base and the card front was complete.

True Love Happy #2

For the inside I added a 3/4″ strip of the same True Love DSP to the bottom of the Basic White panel after coloring with the Daffodil Delight Stampin blends. This panel was adhered to a Daffodil Delight panel with liquid glue then to inside of the card base, also with liquid glue – and the card was done. Easy peasy…

True Love Happy #3

For the envelope I did no coloring, just added a strip of the True Love DSP to the envelope flap and that’s it. A bright, cheery card ready to send to someone special.

Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 (today) – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

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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.

Card cuts for todays project…

  • Basic White Thick card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Daffodil Delight 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
  • True Love DSP 3 3/4 x 5 + 3/4 x 3 3/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Basic White 3 3/4 x 5 + scrap for sentiments
  • Basic Black scraps for sentiment

SU! Poinsettia Petals Bundle

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Today’s card is another using the Poinsettia Petals Bundle – I just love this set… so FUN to create using different colors, either on the bloom (bract) itself or the background. I’ve done both today…

Poinsettia Petals Bundle
#1

Is this gorgeous or what?! Now that I look at it, I guess I could have added some linen thread behind the poinsettia for more texture – that might have been very nice. What I DID add was Shimmery Crystal Effects to the berries. It adds a wonderful sheen in real life – not certain it shows in this photo though. I also add the same Shimmery Crystal Effects to the center of the flower on the envelope. Again, it doesn’t show but I did do it. So, steps, how to..

  • Thick Whisper White for the card base
  • Crumb Cake layer both inside and out
  • ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP – die cut with second largest Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Whisper White for stamping/ die cutting the poinsettia, leaves & sentiment: Stamp everything using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color the Poinsettia layers with Crumb Cake Blends; color the leaves with Just Jade Blends, color the berries with Cherry CobblerBlends. Die cut all: 2 small leaves, 1 large leaf, 4 layers of poinsettia bracts and 3 berry clumps. Curl the poinsettia bracts and leaves with a bone folder.
  • Adhere the DSP layer to the Crumb Cake with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the poinsettia together with liquid glue. Adhere flower to the DSP/ Crumb Cake panel with liquid glue. Place leaves and adhere with liquid glue. Lastly add the berry clumps, again with liquid glue.
  • Cover the berries with Shimmery Crystal Effects and set aside to dry.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and fussy cut. Place on Mini dimensionals and adhear to the card.
  • If the Crumb Cake/ DSP panel with the poinsettia/ berries is now dry, put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card base.
  • Add a single Beaded Pearl to the poinsettia center then add Pearl Basic Jewels for the final touch completing the card front.

The inside…

Poinsettia Petals, inside
#2

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Tuxedo 
    Black Memento Ink on a panel of Whisper White
  • With a leaf stamp from Poinsettia Petals stamp set, stamp off twice with Just Jade ink and stamp in center of the sentiment.
  • Adhere the Whisper White panel to the Crumb Cake panel with liquid glue then add this to the inside of the card.

Envelope…

Poinsettia Petals Bundle
#3

  • Cover the envelope flap with a strip of the ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP (I used the same pattern). Add a strip of Crumb Cake cs to complete the flap. Trim.
  • On the front, stamp the poinsettia from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  • Color with Blends: Crumb Cake for the bracts, Cherry Cobbler for the center. TIP: be sure to slip a piece of scrap card stock inside the envelope when coloring the poinsettia – otherwise it will bleed through to the back of the envelope – and that’s a no-no.
  • Cot the center of the flower with the Shimmery Crystal Effects and let dry.

Poinsettia Petals Bundle
#4

Whee! This gorgeous card is ready to sending to someone special in December! Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

 

 

p style=”text-align: center;”>Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card stock cuts for today’s project…

  • Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Crumb Cake 3 3/4 x 5 (2)
  • Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 3/4 (inside) probably 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 for die cuts
  • ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies OR… 4 5/8 x 3 3/8

 

SU! Birthday Triple Cube Pop Up Fun Fold

Hellooooo 😁 It’s F-A-L-L, officially… and today’s card is sort of fall and definitely a birthday card. It was, I confess, my first attempt at making this fun fold, and I’m generally pretty pleased with it. We learn from mistakes, hopefully, and I should make another real soon as to remember what I would do differently… Here ’tis…

Triple Box Fun Fold
#1

The gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is the highlight of this card – and the background to it is the Brushed Metallic card stock in copper and the card base is Cinnamon Cider. I used the Ornate Frames Dies to frame the sentiment and Fancy Phrases stamp set for the sentiment. I added the Gilded Gems on the sentiment label.

Ornate Frames Dies, Gilded Gems
#2

The Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamp set/ butterfly punch) were used for the butterflies (3 of them) and several Blends for coloring: Lt Purple Posy, Lt Bermuda Bay and Lt Mango Melody. To add as bit of glam on the butterflies, I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I also used gold metallic trim for the butterfly antennae – this is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

For the “inside” decorations I used the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP and the Boho Indigo Dies for the vases.

Triple Fun Fold, inside
#3

On another of the ‘inside panels” I created a banner/ tag using the Fancy Phrases Bundle (stamp set and Fancy Tag Topper Punch).

Fun Fold, inside
#4

Fancy Tag Topper Punch
#5

The tag was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then the flowers colored with Calypso Coral and Just Jade Blends. Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were centered on the two flowers. Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – copper metallic for the trim + Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack using the Vanilla. I did trim the width to allow it to slip inside the prepared sleeve.

Here are photos in general preparation of this FUN FOLD… card cuts will be. listed at the end of this post.

Triple Box Fun Fold
#6

Triple Box Fun Fold
#7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tabs for holding the sentiment
#8

This is great picture of the tabs to hold the sentiment… each is about 1/2″ width x 2″ in length then folded in half. Adhere tear n tape to each side. Adhere the folded side to the fold of the lower ‘boxes’, centering. Remove tear n tape and carefully apply sentiment tag.

sentiment added to tabs
#9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Box Fun Fold
#10

What a fun project… I suggest/ highly recommend doing a You Tube search before beginning this project. That will be very helpful – and there are several out there. Find what works best for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

The above card was made for our daughters birthday and given to her yesterday. She’s a sweetheart – and of course we are not prejudiced at all. 😏

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Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Cinnamon Cider : 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 (main cube) scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11; (side cubes) 2 3/4 x 11 1/2 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 – cut  & prepare 2
  • Card stock mats (I used Brushed Metallic) 2 1/2 square (6)
  • DSP: 2 1/4 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • DSP for inside coverings: 2 1/2 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • Card stock for tabs, 1/2 x 2 (2)
  • Card stock for sentiment banner – depends on what banner/ sentiment chosen
  • addition… sleeve for tag – 2 5/8 x 5 1/4; tag – 2 x 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SU! Sep. Team Projects

Hi Everyone – it’s Saturday! It’s amazing what cool weather can do…this is that in-between season, before the leaves turn and fall – cool temps, absolutely perfect for sleeping, not quite cool enough for a fire in the fireplace though. We live in a ‘shore community’ and have lots of folks visit due to the many beaches. By now though, the beaches are OURS again….😁

Today I want to share a couple of team projects we created virtually ‘together’ last Sunday. We had been sent pictures and dimensions and instructions via email, but then created them via ZOOM. What a great tool ZOOM has become! Anyhoo – these are fun projects and primarily use the Celebration Tidings Bundle. The stamp set has stamps for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND Valentines!  Here are three of the projects…

Celebration Tidings Bundle and Poinsettia Petals

 

Isn’t this beautiful? Yep – the bag is empty – I had no candy to fill it, but the Celebrations Labels Dies create the ‘fold-over’ and background for the Poinsettia Dies. Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP was used for the ‘label’, Shaded Spruce for the leaves, a bit of Brushed Metallic for the berries, Cherry Cobbler for the poinsettia and the gorgeous Beaded Pearls to accent the center of the poinsettia. . The cello bag pictured here is a retired commodity (unfortunately)n but SU! has Mosaic Gusseted Cello Bags that are very versatile.

 

 

celebrations Tidings Bundle
Project #2

 

Project #2 is a Christmas card… Celebration Tidings Bundle, Stitched Rectangles Dies and Winter Snow 
Embossing Folder were the primary SU! items used. Another pattern from Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP was a major focus and I love how the Celebration Dies were used for a fold-over flap for a surprise addition. It was my personal addition of the Linen Thread bow and Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the card front. Let me share inside the flap and the card inside as well.

 

Celebration Tidings Bundle, inside flap

It was my decision to add the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP to the top inside of the die cut. And here’s my reasoning… When using the Blends to color, the stamping element, their is some bleeding through and I didn’t like the way that looked. I simply used the smallest die to cut a piece of DSP to cover the bleeding through. It makes it look more complete and professional to me. Now for the inside…

Celebration Tidings C’mas card inside
Project #2

 

 

I chose to do no coloring for the inside – I liked the simplicity, and no additional sentiment needed – lots of room for sharing a friendly update!

 

 

 

 

 

Project #3 is a fall card, again using the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and the Celebration Tidings Bundle.

Celebration Tidings Bundle, Fall
Project #3

Celebration Tidings Bundle, Fall
Project #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another gorgeous project! Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP takes center stage again, but the stamped Celebration Die holds its own for sure. Colors here are Cinnamon Cider, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stocks. Blends used for coloring are Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce. Markers used are Early Espresso and Bumblebee.

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  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
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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.

 

 

SU! Beautiful Autumn Bundle

It’s Friday already – where did this week go? How was it – did you have a good week? We had lots of meetings this week, mostly virtual – and that’s OK. Being able to accomplish the goals is what matters. Ok – idle chatter… let’s get on with it shall we?

Today’s card is another fall one – a masculine birthday card. And it’s the DSP that really takes center stage, although… the Autumn Punch pack from the Beautiful Autumn bundle shows itself pretty well too. This is a CASE of a card I saw by another demo: Dawn Olchefske. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle
#1

Let’s take a peek at how we made this card.

  • cut a rectangle with Stitched Rectangle Dies from  a 2 x 4 piece of Pumpkin Pie cs. SAVE the outside trim!
  • Using the wonderful Autumn Punch Pack, punch the leaves and acorn. And quick tip… align the right side of the punch with the paper and punch, then move to the left side and align the left sign and punch, then punch the center. And if it helps even more, lightly draw a center line that can be erased after punching.
  • Slip a DSP scrap behind it and adhere with liquid glue. There are so many possibilities in this Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP pack, but I definitely wanted masculine and this check fit that perfectly.
  • Mat on a layer of Early Espresso cs with dimensionals. But wait – some texture… I played around with several things, paper, various ribbons, even other DSP, but settled on this from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Layer and adhere with Stampin Seal then place on the Early Espresso cs.
  • Adhere another panel of Gilded Autumn DSP to the Early Espresso card base with liquid glue. (What I would do differently here… adhere DSP to Very Vanilla OR Pumpkin Pie layer, then to the card stock base.)
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment from the Best Year stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla cs. Die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies.
  • Adhere both the sentiment panel and the Autumn Punch panel to the card using liquid glue.
  • For a bit of ‘glam’ and added texture – add the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment panel.

For the inside… and I really like how this turned out!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle – inside
#2

  • Adhere the saved ‘trim’ from the Stitched Rectangle onto a panel of Very Vanilla cs, using liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
  • Adhere the punched out leaves/ acorn (from the card front) with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the card base – and voila – the card is complete.

For the envelope..

Beautiful Autumn
Bundle
#3

Beautiful Autumn Bundle
#4

Thanks for stopping by.
May you have a beautiful day.
Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.
Card cuts:
  • Early Espresso 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 1 7/8 x 4
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 1/4 x is 6, scrap
  • Pumpkin Pie 2 x 4
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4, scrap 2 1/2 x 1 1/2

SU! Ornamental Envelopes and Celebrations Labels Z-Fold

Helllooooo. It’s Monday, the start of a new week. What’s your plan – who are you reaching out to? My card today is guess what – a CHRISTMAS CARD! Yep – I’m back to making them and a fun fold is always a bit exciting – and creating a Z-Fold is – just – easy. Let’s take a look…

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels w/ Ornamental Envelopes
#2

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
#1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun look, right? I’ve used a few stamp sets on this card to get the sentiments or images I wanted. I love these ornaments and they were so fun to color. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Choose a DSP that will add color to the background but not compete with your main image. Here I chose Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhered it to the card front (that card stock is Pacific Point 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2). With the Celebration Labels Dies, cut one in Whisper White for your stamping and the next size larger for a nice background. You are actually cutting through the card front and the DSP and card stock layers. AND – big tip here, listen carefully – you are cutting from the back side of the card front . The reason for this is to have the plain side behind your main image and to have a decorated side when you open the card. It makes the larger die cut stand out more as well. 

Stamp the ornaments from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set, only using the four ornaments shown. In other words using sticky notes, tape off that section on the stamp you do not want in your image prior to inking, ink the appropriate area in Tuxedo Black Memento ink – then remove the sticky notes and stamp on the die cut Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Granny Apple Green. Now color the ornaments – I used: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight  and Shaded Spruce Stampin Blends. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the solid color side of the larger die cut.

For the Z-Fold: cut a strip from Whisper White 2 1/2 x 10 and score at 4 & 8. Burnish these score lines well so they make a wonderful Z. This creates ‘panels that are 4″, 4″ and 1 1/2″. The smallest panel is the end that will attach to the Celebration Dies and the opposite end will adhere to the inside of the card. With the 4″ end and the score line against the score line of the card, adhere the two together with liquid glue, centering it from top to bottom.  Look at this photo again for reference… Now it is time to adhere the die cuts for the front. With the card closed and the 1 1/2 strip facing you, place the die cut panel right into it’s place and adhere with liquid glue. Voila – the Z-Fold is created! Now you are ready to create the inside.

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
#1For the inside, cut  2 panels of Seaside Spray cs 2 3/8 x 3 7/8; then cut two panels of Whisper White cs 2 1/4 x 3 3/4. Stamp your Whisper White panels. I used Yuletide Pasture stamp set ‘cuz these animals remind me of those in the stable with baby Jesus. 🙂 I stamped them in Soft Suede ink and then used the smallest of the Water Painters to ‘bleed’ the color. The collar of the sheep was colored with Poppy Parade, the bells with Daffodil Delight and the leaves with Granny Apple Green – all Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment on the sheep panel was from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped in Granny Apple Green ink. The bull  got fun ornaments hung from his horns using the Little Treats stamp set and colored with Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. 

Now these Whisper White panels are colored, adhere them to the Seaside Spray panels with liquid glue, then adhere to the inside of the card on the strips. This picture will help you. I apologize it’s in the wrong direction! Should have fixed that… 😦

Z-Fold inside card
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Now flip the card over and do something for the back – – I cut a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, stamped the sentiment from the Little Treats stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink and adhered to the card with liquid glue. And your card is complete!!! Such fun. Love doing this.

Z-Fold, back
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Z-Fold
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May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

SU! Tag Buffet Plus

Hi Everyone… did I ‘get’ you with that title? Funny… what it means is Tag Buffet stamp set plus Stitched Nested Labels Dies plus Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder.  And yes, it’s a Christmas card. I counted my cards the other day and I don’t have nearly enough. I wonder what Christmas will be like this year – with the pandemic et all? But I can’t go there yet, cuz my head is not able to wrap around all the ‘what ifs’ and it certainly won’t help me to fret about it.

We had a cord of wood delivered yesterday (that’s a stack 4’x 4′ x 8′, I think) and hubby and I carted every piece of it around to the back yard and stacked it!!! Ta da!!! Give us points folks – that’s a lot of wood to haul & stack. In fact it’s 28 cart loads – not wheelbarrow loads, cart loads. Garden carts have two wheels and are much more stable than wheelbarrows and they are larger that wheelbarrows. We would haul five loads, stacking each one as we took it ’round, then rest a bit. We did 15 before lunch and the rest after. Thank goodness it was a gorgeous day – only about 72 and very low humidity. I’ll include a photo at the end – just so you can see we did it :O)

The card…

Tag Buffet Plus
#!

This is such a cute stamp set, I especially love the Christmas images (stocking and this gorgeous ornament). And here’s what I did …

Stamp the ornament from the Tag Buffet stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color it with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin Blends, then fussy cut. Oh, and I colored the hangy thingy with Bronze Stampin Blends and covered that with Wink of Stella.While I was at it, I stamped the sentiment (yep, it’s from the Tag Buffet stamp set!) onto Whisper White cs with the Tuxedo Black Memento ink and fussy cut that as well.

I die cut a Stitched Nested Label from Whisper White cs and a larger one from Tis the Season 6×6 DSP. By the way – my Magnetic Platform for the new SU! Cut and Emboss machine arrived the day before so I used that and oh my gosh – incredible! The dies didn’t move one bit!!!

I took another panel of Whisper White cs and ran it through the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.That was. adhered directly to a Thick Whisper White card base. I then adhered the DSP stitched die cut and the Whisper White stitched die cut, again with liquid glue. For the ornament, I first punched a tiny hole in the hanger thingy and slipped a length of Gold metallic trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and glued it in place with a dot of liquid glue. The ornament then got dimensionals and was placed atop the Whisper White stitched die cut. I put dimensionals on the Merry Christmas sentiment and attached it to the bottom of the card. For a little bling I added the stunning Wonderful Gems.

Tag Buffet Plus
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For the inside I adhered a panel of Cherry Cobbler to the card base. I then took a panel of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment from the Tag Buffet stamp set inCherry Cobbler ink. Then I stamped the ‘needles’ from Just Jade ink and placed another Wonderful Gem. This panel was adhered to the Cherry Cobbler with liquid glue and the card was complete.

Tag Buffet
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For the envelope I stamped a leaf ‘spray’ from the Tag Buffet stamp set in Just Jade ink. For the envelope flap I took several strips of Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Tis the Season 6×6 DSP and another Whisper White and adhered them then trimmed to fit. Fait accompli – card is ready!

Tag Buffet Plus
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May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card Cuts for today’s project:
  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11
  • Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 (embossed); scraps for die cut and fussy cut sentiment, 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 (inside panel) + strip scraps
  • Cherry Cobbler 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 + scrap strip for envelope flap
  • Tis the Season 6×6 DSP approximately 2 1/4 x 4 for die cut + scrap strip for envelope flap

SU! Boho Indigo #2 on Notecard

Hi Everyone! It is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l here in NJ, USA… Cool temps, low humidity – yes – I could accept this for a while 😁… Just perfect!

My card for today is another Boho Indigo on a Notecard. I had stamped three vases in Memento Black ink some time ago and they have been sitting on my workspace waiting patiently to be used. I swear a little gremlin kept pushing them forward saying “use me, use me”. Must be my imagination 🙂

Card…

Boho Indigo 2

What we have is three colors (a couple of shades of green but that’s ok): a Petal Pink from the Peony Garden DSP, solid Petal Pink cs , Whisper White cs (Postage Stamp Punch, sentiment banners and of course the Notecard, and Pear Pizzazz (+ Old Olive 1/4″ Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack).

Stamp the vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set in Memento Black ink. Add dimesnionals to it and adhere to a Whisper White piece that has been punched using the Postage Stamp Punch. (Love this punch – such a sweet border it creates…) Die cut the leaves (twice) from Pear Pizzazz cs using the Boho Indigo coordinating dies. Trim the extended stems and adhere with liquid glue to the Whisper White Postage Stamp Punch. Adhere this vase ‘decor’ to a panel of the Petal Pink from the Peony Garden DSP with liquid glue, then to a solid piece of Petal Pink cs. Add a 1/4 length of Pear Pizzazz cs to the Notecard front, then add the Petal Pink completed panel with dimensionals.Add the folded folded 1/4″ Old Olive Ribbon with a glue dot I wanted this to be a thank you card… so I pulled out Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped the sentiment on a 1/4″ Whisper White strip and cut it apart adding a banner end to the ‘thanks’ word. I adhered these with liquid glue.

For the envelope I adhered the same Peony Garden DSP to the envelope flap then stamped the ‘fleur’ across the bottom with Pear Pizzazz ink.

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 this card…

  • Petal Pink 2 3/8 x 4 3/8
  • Peony Garden DSP 2 x 4
  • Whisper White for the Postage Stamp Punch – approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 + 1/4″ strip for sentiment approximately 2″ in length

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