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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

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.

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!

Cute packaging using retired DSP

Hi All – happy August! Today is a fun project using retired Designer Series Paper (or in the Stampin Up! World DSP) Of course, any paper can be used, but this is a fun way to make use of that retired product. I’ve used 6 x 6 cardstock and cut that down to size. Here is a picture of the finished product – five  of them anyway – and so easy to do.

Here are the dimensions:

5″ wide scored at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 3/8″ and 4 1/2″

4 3/4″ tall scored at 1″ at bottom. Burnish all score lines.

 

Look at the next picture to see how that was trimmed. Notice also the tear ‘n tape and where it is positioned. The first is the front side, the second is the inside of the package.

 

What’s fun then is to decorate! I used primarily the 1 3/8″ scalloped punch for the larger circle, and went from there, looking in my scrap bin for whatever I could find. On one of them are two sets of leaves from the leaf punch: one. In vellum, the other in Shaded Spruce to coordinate with the DSP. The spruce leaf is scored along each leaf and slightly curled to make it more three dimensional. The butterfly is reinforced on a piece of cardstock – cut from another retired DSP. The little dots are glitter dots – don’t you just love them? They bring the decoration to life. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings.

After puttting it together, I’ve pinched the top and punched a hole in which to thread the ribbon.

Questions? Feel free to ask! Let me know if I can help you create something fun. If you would like to place an order, please use my HOST CODE: 6YVUK6A9, which is good Aug 6-20, 2019. If you order is OVER $150, do not use the HOST CODE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

It’s Sailing Season – Here’s to Wind in Your Sails

The theme for this month’s blog hop is to create a card that has a masculine theme and we just worked on our Bull’s Eye sailboat to prepare it for summer sailing ~ what fun timing. The Sailing Home stamp set from the new 2019-20 annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue seemed a perfect starting point for creating this card for my hubby’s June birthday.

Here are some details of this fun fold card:

  • Pacific Point card stock cut to 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and scored at 2 3/4″
  • Whisper White card stock: 3 5/8″ x 7″ + a piece for the largest circle die in the Stitched Shape die set.
  • Garden Impressions DSSP (designer series paper) cut in 3 3/8 square + inside piece 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Come Sail Away DSP (from the 2019-20 SU! Annual catalogue) cut to 4 x 2 1/2″ x 4″ + a piece for the envelope flat 2 1/4″ x 6 (trim away excess after gluing to flap).
  • Other items needed: mini dimensionals, Night of Navy/ Sahara Sand twine (from the new catty), Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth sailing dies, Night of Navy and Pacific Point inks, glue dot to hold the twine in place.

 

Do you have someone in your life who would like a card like this? I can help you create it! Contact me at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com.

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Country Floral embossing folder

The Country Floral embossing folder from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue is gorgeous!  I wasn’t going to get it, but all the posts showed these beautiful images and I couldn’t resist.

Participating in my first Blog Hop…!  Once you read mine, feel free to visit the next blog by clinking on the appropriate links below.

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Today’s card is prepared using Petal Pink card stock (CS). The embossed layer is 4 X 5 1/4… spritz the paper first as this folder makes deep impressions and the spritzing allows the CS some “give” to accept those more easily. After embossing, allow to dry for just a bit. Then with Petal Pink ink and a sponge dauber, rub that color over the raised areas ~ love how gentle this coloring is and how it enhances the embossed design. Glue this piece to Petal Pink 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 CS.  Using the whisper white flax ribbon cut at about 6 1/2″ and wrap this around both pieces, adhering in back with glue dots. Then cut a piece of the whisper white polka dot ribbon at about 7″, placing this on top of the flax ribbon, using tape to adhere it on the back. Using the Pretty Label punch, create a label out of whisper white; rub the edges with Petal Pink, add your sentiment (I used one of my favorites from Perennial Birthday); add dimensionals and place on ribbon.  Using another short piece of the polka dot ribbon, tie a knot. Viola!  Attach all of this to the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Petal Pink CS with dimensionals.  Card front is done :o) On the inside adhere a piece of whisper white cut at 3 3/4 x 5 with your favorite sentiment.

For the envelope flap, I embossed another piece of Petal Pink CS cut at 2 1/4 x 6, glued it to the flap and bingo, the card is ready.  Fun, easy, and lovely.

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Excited to be participating in this blog hop! Press either link to go back or forward.

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Fun Additions

Hi folks! Surprise – I’m actually blogging something…. what I have most fun doing is creating cards, and this blogging business is just not very comfortable to me – so please be patient, OK? All I’m going to do today is add some photos, talk a LITTLE bit about each/ or some and see where this goes.

This first card is special – a first try that turned out so cute! I should really include a picture of how it opens. It’s a kind of explosion card and since it was first try I made it small so as not to waste/ throw away card stock. Can you imagine? :o)

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The second card on the right was really a fun and messy project but turned out so beautiful, I loved every bit of it. Using dampened tissue paper and sprinkling brusho onto the wet tissue created these neat colors. Once dry, crinkle the tissue, then gently spread it out without making it flat. Leave the crinkles in it! Glue this to your card stock crinkling it even more. Then put it through your big shot to flatten it. Embellish however you like. The buttflies are from the wonderful botanical butterfly DSP during Sale-a-bration.

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