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Stampin’ Up! Flowering Foils Card and Gift Bag

My card today uses the stunning Stampin’ Up! Flowering Foils papers that can be earned with a $50 order. It also uses Daisy Lane Stamp set, Around the Corner stamp set, Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, the Medium Daisy punch and the Bouquet Bunch dies.Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? But the card was super fun and easy to create. Here it is…

Isn’t this fun? I really, really like it. This Flowering Foils paper has some body to it, was easy to work with and is stunning in person. Pictures really does not do it justice. My intension was to make a masculine card but once I got started, well, you see what happened. It isn’t masculine at all!

Here are the details:

  • Smokey Slate card stock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Blueberry Bushel cut to 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Flowering Foils cut to 4 1/2″ x 3″

So how did I get this wonderful ombre effect? By using a brush roller! Using the roller, roll over the ink pad GOING IN ONE DIRECTION ONLY, NOT BACK AND FORTH. This allows the ink to cover the entire roller, not just sections of it. Put roller to paper starting at the top of the foils paper and moving downward. I did not go to the end of the piece as I wanted a gradient color. Continue this process until it’s to the depth of shade desired. Allow to dry a few minutes then buff lightly with a soft cloth to remove ink from the foil design. This is a bit of a messy process as it gets ink on your hands during the handling and holding of the paper. Just make certain the ink on your hands is dry before handling other papers!

  • Adhere the Flowering Foils piece to the Blueberry Bushel using liquid glue. Wrap braided linen thread around these two pieces and tie in a knot
  • Using the Daisy Lane stamp set stamp three daisies on Whisper White card stock and punch out with the Medium Daisy punch. Curl the petals by running a bone folder over the petals and lifting them. Adhere daisies together with glue dots. Adhere over the ribbon with a dimensional. Adhere a Gold Faceted Gem in the daisy center.
  • Stamp the “for you” using Blueberry Bushel ink and the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto a Whisper White scrap. Cut out using the Bouquet Bunch dies. Put a dimensional on the back, slip a length of linen thread through the hole and tie in a knot to the braided linen ribbon.
  • Adhere all this with dimenionals to the Smokey Slate cs and the card front is complete!

This card is for a friend who will be running a convention in a couple of months, and that’s why the sentiment on the inside. Here it is…

  • Blueberry Bushel 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White 4 1/2″ x 3″
  • Stamp the sentiment with Blueberry Bushel ink
  • Add a Noble Rhinestone jewel and the card is complete.

The envelope…

  • The envelope got the same treatment on the flap, using a piece of the Flowering Foils cut 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhering with liquid glue and trimming to size.
  • On the envelope front I stamped the sentiment from Around the Corner stamp set in Blueberry Bushel. Since this card will be hand delivered, I adhered five jewels from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack

I love this card – did I say that already? Hope you do as well. Now – on with the matching gift bag..

 

  • Cut a piece of Flowering Foils paper 6″ x 12″. Create the ombre effect as described above.
  • Score on the long side 1 1/2″, 5 3/4″, 7 1/4″ and 11 1/2″.
  • With the ombre on the right, score on the short side 1 1/2″
  • Burnish all score lines.
  • Remove the small 1/2″ section below the 1 1/2″ score line. Adhere Tear n’ Tape to the long 1/2″ section
  • Cut up to the 1 1/2″ score line
  • Fold over the bag to the Tear n’ Tape; fold up the bottom and adhere with Tear n’ Tape
  • Pinch top; Wrap a length of Braided Linen Ribbon around the bag, tie in a bow
  • Stamp the ‘Smile’ sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Blueberry Bushel. Punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Add you own ‘scrolly’ around the edge. Using the Tailored Tag Punch , punch another from Blueberry Bushel cs and cut in half. Adhere the white punched piece to the two sections of Blueberry Bushel creating an even border. Adhere with dimensionals to the bag. DONE!
  • I want to give credit to Pootles for the wonderful video on YouTube that inspired this fun set. Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you liked this fun set. Remember this Flowering Foils paper is available during the rest of Sale-a-bration (Mar 31!) with a $50 order. In other words it;s a FREE ITEM!

May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

 

February Paper Pumpkin from SU!

Extra short post today but I wanted to share with you my current creations with the February PP kit. PP is such a treat to receive with all the embellishments, glue dots, dimensionals, card stock AND directions. I usually create one or two per directions that come with the kit, but not always. Here’s what I’ve done thinking “outside the box” …

Questions about PP? Please contact me for more details… now is a great time to invest in this monthly subscription. If you are interested in the March subscription you may order until Mar 10. One of the ideas SU! is using is coordinating the PP with current stamp sets. WOW, does this make it even more valuable for future use.

For now – ta ta. Enjoy your day… make it better by creating and sharing what you love to do!

Country Club, Father’s Day

Hi there! Today’s card is in preparation of our fathers or brothers or male friend – Father’s Day  -and we are ahead of the game 😉 It could easily be changed to a birthday card using the same stamp set/ dies. The Designer Series Paper that coordinates with this stamp set is so stately, I just really, really like it. You can find these items in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Here’s how to do the card cuts…

  • Card base is Garden Green 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Bottom layer is Pear Pizzaz 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″,  DSP is adhered with Tombow glue and is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
  • Layer #2 is Pear Pizzaz at 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″; Garden Green cut at 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″; then DSP is 2″ x 4″
  • Top layer is Pear Pizzaz 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″; Garden Green 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″; Whisper White 2 1/2″ x 3″

Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy on the Whisper White piece; cut the golf clubs and the balls out of Silver foil, adhering with Tombow glue. Card front is done!

Inside..

Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy on Whisper White which is cut at 4″ x 5″; adhere another of the golf balls with Tombow glue; adhere to the card base… inside done!

I showed this card to my hubby and he loved it! He said it looked so elegant – made my head swell just a little 😏. Thanks for stopping by. Remember to use my

current Host Code 2TMMA9HX

to receive free goodies from me if your purchase is over $50 but not over $150. The freebie is an item of your choice not to exceed $10 and will be sent at the end of the month. One item per customer, thank you!

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions: tlsbrightspot@gmail.com or comment on my website.

Drapery Fold, Thoughtful Blooms, Small Bloom Punch and More

This card was created with the drapery fold technique – so easy and really shows off the Designer Series Paper and how it is double-sided :o)

How to… DSP of choice… here I used Woven Threads from the Annual Catalogue. It is cut at 4″ x 11 1/2″, then trimmed from the bottom left edge up to 1″ from the top of the right side. Got it? Then score beginning on the longest side at 3″, 4″, 6″, 7″, 9″, 10″. Fold this in an accordian style. Adhere this to a Whisper White piece cut at 4′ x 5 1/4″.

The rest of the card…
* Cardstock base is Terracotta Tile: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
* Layer Purple Posy: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (cut 2 of these, one for the inside)
* Layer the accordian piece that was adhered to Whisper White cs to the Purple Posy.
* Punch several small blooms using the Small Bloom Punch (item 152316 from the sale-a-bration catalogue. It’s a free item with the appropriate purchase!)
* Curl the flowers slightly and adhere two together using Tombow glue. Using glue dots, adhere the flowers to the card randomly placing for a pleasing “show”. Add a 2020-21 In Color Faceted Dot (item 149607) to the center of each flower. I used Purple Posy.
*Stamp the sentiment (from Happy Birthday To You stamp set, also from the Sale-a bration cattie and also a free item with the appropriate purchase) onto a Whisper White scrap with Terrracotta Tile ink and fussy cut. Adhere with mini dimensionals.
* Add smaller faceted gems as you desire to complete the look. I used three.YAY! Your Card front is complete!

Card inside…
* Using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (item 152290 from the sale-a-bration cattie and a free item with the appropriate purchase), stamp the leaves in Pretty Peacock, stamping off once on scrap first, on a Whisper White cs pice cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped it in the center of the card.
* Adhere to a Purple Posy piece cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ as noted above.
* Using one of the flowers in the stamp set, ink with Terracotta Tile, stamping off once and then stamping in the center of the leaves.
* Using a glue dot, adhere a small Purple Posy faceted dot to the center of this flower. Inside done!

Complete this beauty by decorating the envelope: Designer Series Paper for the envelope flap of course, and several stamped flowers in Terracottta Tile ink for the front. Now look at this lovely creation and admire your handiwork. Send to a friend who needs a “pick-me-up”.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, please reach out to me. The Jan-to Jun Mini Catalogue is in full swing. And then… the NEW ANNUAL Catalogue will be available. Hugs everyone. Happy crafting – enjoy what you do!

Christmastime Is Here DSP

I just love this card; maybe because it is not the traditional fold, maybe ‘cquse of the colors, who knows, but I like it and hope you do as well. This could be a gift card holder or what I made of this one is simply a card.Either way, I’ll give directions for both.

Here are the deets:
Poppy Parade – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Mossy Meadow – 3 1/2″ x 4″ + scrap for the Beautiful Boughs diecut
Soft Seafoam – 3 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, scored at 3 3/4″ (if for a gift card: 3 1/4″ x 9 3/4, scored at 3 3/4″ & 7 1/2″)
Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2″ (cut 2, one for inside) + scrap for the Beautiful Boughs label
Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Instructions are pretty simple:
* Adhere Mossy Meadow piece to the Poppy Parade
* Adhere the Soft Seafoam piece to that
* Adhere Very Vanilla to that
* Adhere the Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP to that.
* Create the desired diecut from Mossy Meadow and adhere with Tombow glue
* Stamp Sentiment (mine is from Playful Penguins stamp set from the Holiday catty) and using dimensionals, adhere over the diecut.
* Attach a “bauble” with linen thread. (This pinecone is a retired item, but it could easily have been a jingle bell from the holiday catty!)
* Stamp desired sentiment onto the Very Vanilla CS for the inside and adhere with Tombow glue
DONE!!!
Here’s a picture of the card with the jingle bell:

Here is picture of the inside simply stamped and used as a gift card holder:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful time with family and or friends for Thanksgiving. Our celebration will be Sunday as family is scattered this year (😞) Nevertheless – we are grateful for all around us and for family scattered hither and yon. Blessings on all of you as you continue about your day/ week.

Dashing Deer Wrapped in Plaid

Hi Everyone, It’s been a couple of days since I posted and I wanted to touch base again. Today’s card is simple and elegant and was our project for class Monday night. Each person’s was a bit different as the various patterns of Wrapped In Plaid DSP made it distinctive.

Here’s the card:

Isn’t it elegant? I like that it has no sentiment on the front, just the simple beauty of the deer.
Here are the deets:
Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Wrapped In Plaid DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Shaded Spruce – 3′ x 4 1/4′
Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 4″ (cut 2 of these, one for stamping and die cutting the deer), 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside.

Instructions:
* Adhere the Wrapped In Plaid DSP to the Whisper White CS.
* Adhere the other Whisper White CS piece to the Shaded Spruce. Add dimensionals to the Shaded Spruce and adhere to the card.
* Stamp the deer in Cherry Cobbler. I used my stamparatus since sometimes I want to ink and stamp the deer again and this makes it so easy to do! Using your favorite die cutting machine, cut out the deer. Place on dimensions, including the legs. Yes, it does mean you have to cut dimensionals apart, but it’s worth it for the stability. Adhere the deer to the card.
* Make a bow and adhere with glue dots. For this card the bow is a non-SU! product, but linen thread could have been used and that would have looked great too.

For the inside I used a scrap from cutting down the 6 x 6 DSP (about 3/4′ x 4″) to the bottom of the additional pice of Whisper White. Stamp your favorite greeting and voila – done!
Dashing Deer

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like the card. If you have any questions, comments, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you. If you wish to place an order, please use my HOST CODE:FV493V6A if your purchases are under $150. (This HOST CODE is good until Dec 4.) If the order is over that amount, SU! will allow you to order additional goodies for free :o) Using the HOST CODE for purchases of $50-$149 will get you a free $10 product of your choice. Let me know what that item is and I’ll get it ordered for you. One free product / month/ customer.

Happy crafting – may you touch someone in a beautiful way by sending one of your fabulous cards to them!

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.

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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