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Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Notecards and the Ornate Garden Suite

Today’s card is made using the ultra cute Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Notecards and decorated using Ornate Garden Specialty DSP and. the Ornate Borders dies. These notecards come in a package of 20 with scalloped envelopes and in colors: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink and Terracotta Tile. This card is made using the Old Olive. Here it is…

The card front:

  • Cut a piece of the Ornate Garden SDSP 2 3/4″ x 5″. Adhere using liquid glue.
  • Using the Ornate Borders Dies, cut a piece 1/2″ x 5″ from Gold Foil. Adhere using liquid glue.

The inside:

  • Cut a strip of the Ornate Garden SDSP 1/2″ x 5″ and adhere to the bottom. This allows this beautiful paper paper to show because of the scalloped edge of the notecard.
  • Using the Ornate Layers dies, cut a section from Old Olive cs. Adhere to the inside using liquid glue
  • Using a different die from the Ornate Layers Dies, cut a section from Gold Foil. Rub with your embossing buddy to remove any static. Using Versamark ink, stamp the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set, sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat set. Adhere this to the Old Olive piece.
  • Since this has used most of the card, prepare a Whisper White piece to slip inside. Here’s what I did with mine – using the Ornate Style stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I cut this piece 3″ x 4″.

Voila – card is complete, ready to send an appreciative thank you!

I have had such a fun time using this Ornate Garden Suite. If you are not a demonstrator, this suite will become available to order from me Apr 1.  So think about it and let’s connect.. Should you wish to order something now and your order is between $50-$149, please use my current HOST CODEXYW2SYNV to receive an item of your choice worth up to $10. If your order is over $150, don’t use the host code as you will be offered free items to order from Stampin’ Up!. Just remember, I will also send an item of your choice not to exceed $10.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

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.

 

 

Stampin’ UP! Ornate Garden Suite

Eeeek! My order for the Ornate Garden Suite arrived, so yesterday I took some time to play. I only had time to create two items and I’m really excited about them. Take a peek. (OOPS … I’ll share the other items in tomorrows post.)

The card was super simple and oh my goodness, the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder is just wonderful – little tiny flowers all over. That is going to become a favorite I’m sure. And the Ornate Layers dies – eeek! Stunning results!

Details:

  • Run the ….. lightly spritz a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of So Saffron cs  then run it through the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. The spritzing allows the papers’ fibers to bend to create deeper impressions instead of cracking and breaking and not as clear definition. Does that make sense?
  • Using about a 22″ piece of the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack (I used the Old Olive ribbon in the package), wrap it around the embossed piece and tie a bow. Make certain it is centered on the paper. Use glue dots to keep in place. Adhere the embossed cs with liquid glue directly to the Whisper White thick 4 1/4″ x 11″ base.
  • Using the Ornate Layers dies cut a piece of Terracotta Tile. Cut a piece of Whisper White cs, stamp the front sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set and adhere with liquid glue to the Terracotta Tile die cut. Adhere two little Gilded Gems from this wonderful suite of products. Put dimensionals on the back  of the die cut and place it centered over the ribbon. The front it complete!

The inside…

  • Cut another piece of So Saffron cs 4″ x 5 1/4″, run it through your diecut machine using another of the Ornate Layers dies. Is that gorgeous or what! This could so easily be a card front, or better yet, used to cut down the embossed piece.  Yes, yes! I must try that. On with the directions… Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink from the Ornate Thanks stamp set. Adhere to the inside of the Whisper White thick cs.
  • Those little die cut pieces are from another of the die cuts in this set that I saved, cuz I liked them. 🙂 I’ll share that die another day.

Be sure to decorate your envelope. I stamped the adorable little flower in Tuxedo Black Memento ink then used Stamp’ UP! blends to color it. Just remember, when using the blends on an envelope to slip a piece of scrap paper inside so the blends don’t bleed through the envelope. Ask me how I know that!!! And I adhered a piece from the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the flap. These papers are stunning folks! I can’t wait to share more of them with you.

Thanks for stopping by. Please remember to used my HOST CODE 2TMMA9HX when ordering $50 + in products. This gives you the opportunity to receive a free product of your choice from me – not to exceed $10.

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

 

Timeless Tulips

Hello! The birds are singing wildly this morning. Isn’t it amazing how bulbs popping out of the ground can get us all enthused? It happens to me for sure. So today’s card is a hint of Spring – Pool Party is the lead color with just a hint of Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam. Here it is…

  • Card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ – Pool Party
  • Layer 4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party dry embossed with the beautiful Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. Adhere with liquid glue directly to the card base
  • Layer #2: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Pool Party. Cut 3″ x 4″  Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and adhere with liquid glue to the smaller Pool Party. Put dimesnionals on the back and adhere to the card base by centering it on the card.
  • Layer #3: Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and second from largest scalloped edge, cut a piece of Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, the stamp the smaller tulip in Petal Pink, followed by the stem and leaves in Soft Seafoam.
  • Adhere pearls from Share What You Love OR color pearls using Stampin Blends markers.

Love the simplicity of this primarily monochromatic look. The sentiment chose lends itself to being used as a birthday, sympathy, congratulations or just a note card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card today. This kind of card lifts my spirits and I hope it does the recipient as well.

When you’re ordering from me, Please use my current HOST CODE 2TMMA9HX if your order is between $50- $150 and I’ll send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use a host code – accept the freebies offered by Stampin’ UP! and I’ll still send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10. One fvrfee item per month per customer, thank you.

May you enjoy your day. Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

Painted Poppies

I just cannot get enough of the Painted Poppies stamp set! Today’s post was inspired by another demonstrator – Sharon Burkert – must give credit where credit is due!

Using Tuxedo Memento Black, I stamped the Painted Poppies on Whisper White CS then colored them with Rich Razzleberry blends. I wanted this card simple so used no other colors. While the Rich Razzleberry blends was in my hand I colored the Metallic edge ribbon until I liked the depth of color. The blends dry so quickly and easily and doesn’t rub off on your fingers either. It allows us / you to coordinate with whatever is being created. Fun right?

OK – on with the directions… I cut out the Painted Poppies to the size I wanted with the Layering Squares dies then used the scalloped die from the same set to create this delicate edge, cutting it in Rich Razzleberry. I adhered the Painted Poppy to the Rich Razzleberry scalloped edge, adhered dimensionals to the back and set aside.

Using the Scripty 3D embossing folder, run a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Whisper White through the embosser. Remember to lightly spritz the paper with water to get a wonderful indentation. Adhere another piece of Whisper White cs with liquid glue behind this to give this layer more sturdiness. Wrap the blends colored ribbon around these two layers and tie a knot. Place the Painted Poppy squares where you want them and voila! Put dimensionals on this layer OR adhere directly to the Whisper White card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″).

This card could fit so many occasions depending on the sentiment used on the inside. I see this as a sympathy or birthday or thinking of you card – so many possibilities.

I hope you enjoyed todays card. Please share a photo of your creation if you are inspired by this post. When ordering from me, pleaser use my HOST CODE: 2TMMA9HX if your order is over $50. I’ll send you a product of your choice not to exceed $10 – yay! a freebie for ordering from me. If your order is over $150 SU! allows you to order freebies.

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!

Bloom and Grow with coordinating Budding Blooms dies

Oh my goodness… I think I have shared with you how much I enjoy coloring. If not, well now you know 😏 The weather here was gray, overcast and rainy – a bit on the dreary side to say the least. Hubby was home and wanted a fire in the fireplace so I brought my crafty stuff to that cozy spot and had a “jolly good” time.

The night before I had taught a class and demonstrated coloring with blends. I had stamped and cut some extra pieces so I could demo a different color than what we were making in class. I only did one the night of the class and this set was calling me to do more. With this delightful, cozy setting of the fireplace ablaze, our Springer Spaniel lying close to the fire and my hubby reading, I couldn’t resist staying close by.

Here are the cards… card 1 is the one created in class. The others are what I completed yesterday afternoon. n

Blends used varied with each card… the first is Poppy Parade and coordinating blends with Petal Pink both light and dark blends for the back ground; and Call Me Clover light and dark for the leaves, Poppy Parade dark for the berries. The next card shows Granny Apple Green light & dark blends for the back ground, Petal Pink light & dark for the flowers, Mint Macaron light & dark blends for the leaves, and light Flirty Flamingo for the berries. The next card was kept very simple – no card stock background and I love it! Highland Heather light & dark blends for the flowers, Granny Apple Green light & dark blends for the leaves, dark Flirty Flamingo for the berries and Soft Seafoam light and dark blends for the back ground. Card four: light Poppy Parade + dark Petal Pink for the flowers, Granny Apple Green light & dark blends for the leaves, soft Seafoam light and dark blends for the background and oh yes, dark Poppy Parade for the berries. Last but not least: the yellow card is affixed to Daffodil Delight card stock but is colored using both light and dark Mango Melody blends, Old Olive light and dark for the leaves and dark Flirty Flamingo for the berries, Mint Macaron light and dark blends for the back ground. Whew – a whole lot of fun!

Remember when using the blends, it’s better to start with the darker shade first and only do a small area then sweep in with the lighter blend to do what – blend together. 😁 The reason for doing small areas is to keep the blend moist so it easily “moves” for the blending process.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. Would you share with me which card you like the most… I’m leaning toward the Highland Heather but I also really like the yellow card. I also liked putting the card stock on an angle as opposed to straight on. Do you have thoughts on that?

When you shop with me and your purchase is over $50, please use my CURRENT HOST CODE – 2TMMA9HX to receive a free gift from me.

May you have a beautiful day – share what you love!

 

Happy Birthday To You!

What fun it is to have birthdays! Just last week I celebrated a BIG ONE… but hey, it’s only numbers 😉 So today’s card is not a birthday, but an anniversary card using the Happy Birthday To You stamp set. Pretty cool, right? Gotcha!

Here’s the card…

Coloring is so relaxing for me. Have I said that before? Here it’s Petal Pink light and dark blends for the flowers and Mint Macaron light and dark blends for the leaves. I have found it helpful to do the dark first, just a small area at a time, then do the light to blend it in nicely.

The cake was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. I used the Smokey Slate blend to shade some of lines on the cake for emphasis. The cake stand was colored with the Petal Pink blends also. After cutting out with the matching Birthday dies I put dimensionals on the back and set it aside.

The Smokey Slate card stock piece was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I put dimensionals on the back of it as well.

Silver thread is a messy business for me – it’s thin and light and slippery as the dickens. However, I have learned to control it just a bit  by wrapping it around my fingers, first a couple of times around two fingers then a couple of times around three fingers, then cut, twist and adhere to the back of the cake with glue dots. I did that twice. Adhere cake and Silver thread to the Smokey Slate piece.

The next layer is Petal Pink (2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″) that has been dry embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. Pretty cool isn’t it? Remember to spritz it lightly with water prior to sending it through the die cutting/ embossing machine. This gives wonderfully deep impressions. Adhere the Petal Pink to a Thick Whisper White card base (4 1/4″ x 11″). Attach the Smokey Slate and you’re almost done with the front. The key here is the Rhinestone Basic Jewels – they add the crowing touch!

The inside…  Stamp the sentiment of choice on a scrap of Whisper White. Here I used the happy from Happy Birthday To You stamp set and the anniversary from the Well Said stamp set. They were stamped in Versamark ink then heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut both a Whisper White and a Smokey Slate piece and adhered with liquid glue to a Whisper White (4″ x 5 1/4″). This was adhered with liquid glue to a Petal Pink (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″) and all adhered to the card base with liquid glue. Inside… done!

Now for the envelope.. First I stamped the sentiment from Happy Birthday To You in Smokey Slate. Next I dry emboseed a 2 1/4″ x 6″ Smokey Slate with the Parisian Flourish #D embossing folder and adhered that with liquid glue, did a neat trim and voila!

Heart Pop Up Card Revised

Some time ago I posted a picture of this fun pop up card and promised to give directions… never did that! Ugh, ugh and ugh… My apologies and thank you for your patience – or maybe you were ready to unscrew my head. Glad you didn’t do that, thank you very much. Here’s the card from then and a look at the inside as well.

 

And here’s the card I just created today:

  • Card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″,scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Prepare the card front first!
    • Adhere 20-22″ ribbon with tear n tape in the center of the card. I find it helps to mark the center of the card with pencil , to keep it straight. This ribbon is retired – so sorry but I liked the shiny look!
    • The DSP is cut at 4 1/4″ x 3″ and adhered with liquid glue. The DSP is from the 6 x 6 pack Dressed to Impress.
    • The next three layers are from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The second and third layers are adhered together, then added to the card with dimensionals. The top layer with the sentiment (from So Sentimental ) is also on dimensionals. The tiny beads are From My Heart Faceted Gems and available right now.

 

Now do the inside:

  • Cut 2 pieces at 4″ square: score vertically @ 2″, then horizontally at 2″, then diagonally once. Burnish all fold lines. It should look like this:

 

 

  • Cut 2 pieces of 1 3/4″ squares in Whisper White. These are your sentiment pieces.
  • Cut 6 pieces of a contrasting color at 1 7/8″ square,  then cut 4 of those squares on the diagonal
  • Cut 4 pieces of Designer Series paper at 1 3/4″ and cut diagonally. Adhere to the solid triangles created in the previous step.
  • At this point I suggest paper clipping the 4″ squares together that create the center. Do this PRIOR to adhering anything to those 4″ squares. This will make it clear what gets glued together where. It should look like this:

  • Layer 1 7/8″ card stock on the square sections first; followed by the diagonally cut DSP in the folded area. It should look like this once those papers are adhered with liquid glue.
  • Stamp your sentiments on the Whisper White squares and adhere to the 1 7/8″ appropriate squares.
  • Adhere those paper clipped areas together with liquid glue, fold both sections closed, making certain they are well burnished. It should look like this.

  • Cut contrasting DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to both inside areas.
  • Adhere the card insert on one side only, in the center of the card, near the fold. Again, making a pencil mark to locate the center will keep this pop up in the right place.
  • Use liquid glue on the remaining section and close the card to adhere the panel. This works really well and allows the card to open fully.
  • Decorate your center. Here I used the butterfly from Positive Thoughts (Mini Catalogue), colored with both the light and dark Lovely Lipstick blends and Daffodil Delight blends for the edge of the butterfly. It was cut with the matching dies called Nature’s Thoughts. I cut two small butterflies using Black Foil Sheets with the same dies. Each of these were adhered with liquid glue.i added one small black Faceted Dot to the large butterfly.
  • At this point I simply looked at the nearly completed card and felt something more was needed. Dressed To Impress and matching dies called All Dressed Up came to the rescue. The small flower is just plain cute and easily goes with this Best Dressed 6 x 6 DSP. I colored the flower with light and dark Lovely Lipstick blends and the leaves with light Old Olive blends. The center of the flower was colored with light Daffodil Delight blends.
  • Now the card is complete and I love the finished look. Just think of all the fun ideas you could do with this card.. bees, balloons, birthday cake, shoes, perfume, lipstick – oh my  gosh, the list goes on and on! Have fun creating – would love to see what you do with this.

When you order supplies, remember to use my

current HOST CODE -2TMMA9HX

If your order is $50 or over, you will receive

a free item of your choice not to exceed $10.

One item per customer/ month thank you.

 

 

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