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Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches

Hi Everyone! It is a cool Thursday here on the East Coast, much cooler than usual for May 21. It is however, sunny – yay… Today’s project began because I saw a card in the new catalogue that had a flower that I really, really liked (see pg 19)and I didn’t know to what stamp set it belonged as it is a new item. I searched and searched and finally found it 😁 (now go to pg. 124) And guess what… I have the stamp from my preorder!!! Little did I know/ realize. So I pulled it out and began playing. The set is called Tasteful Touches and I love everything about this set – from the sentiment fonts to the beautiful images. Here is the start of my playing…

Tasteful Touches
#1

Since I was playing, I first stamped in Soft Suede and prepped two flowers. Aren’t they stunning? I was thinking sepia tone. I colored in all the flower petals for the flower on the left using Wink of Stella – can you see the sparkle in the photo? Then I used Dark So Saffron Blends to color the center. I like it but the flower appears more yellow than sepia tone so I continued playing. The flower to the right is colored using both Light and Dark Petal Pink Blends and Mango Melody for the center. I like this too! In this stamp set is a lovely leaf bunch and I began playing with that… stamping in Soft Suede and coloring in the leaves with Granny Apple Green Blends – again doing two of them. I fussy cut them and decided to make my card with this bunch.  What to do… Here’s the final card – waaay different than my original intention. My hubby calls it ‘rustic’.

Tasteful Touches
#2
  • Crumb Cake cs – roughed the edges by moistening on the back side with an aqua painter then scruffing with my open scissors
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Soft Sea Foam cs cut with Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Gold Hoop Embellishments
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Gilded Gems
  • Linen Thread
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Thick Whisper White cs

The inside…

Tasteful Touches
#3

And another view…

Tasteful Touches
#4

What do you think? It is definitely not my ‘run of the mill’ card but I like it a lot. Hope you do as well. The sentiment on the card front is fussy cut and set on dimensionals. The envelope got it’s special treatment as well: In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap and sentiment from Tasteful Touches on the card front stamped in Soft Suede.

Perhaps tomorrow I will have something creative using the beautiful flowers I prepared today! In the meantime…

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card. 😘

 

Stampin’ Up! Cards made with New and Retiring Stamps and Dies

Hi Folks! I have a slew of – well, five – cards that were all in various stages of incompleteness on my desk and it was time to CLEAN UP THE DESK! 😁😁😁 So here goes… I’l show the card and list the products to make it.

Botanical Prints stamp set, Botanical Prints Dies
Card 1
Botanical Prints stamp set, inside
Card 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card 1 –

  • Botanical Prints stamp set
  • Botanical Prints Dies
  • Botanical Prints DSP
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Blends
  • Light Old Olive Blends
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Terracotta Tile cs base
  • Whisper White cs
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Terracotta Tile
Botanical Prints stamp set, Botanical Prints Dies
Card 2
Botanical Prints stamp set, inside Card 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card 2

  • Botanical Prints stamp set
  • Botanical Prints Dies
  • Botanical Prints DSP
  • Stitched Shapes Dies – carrying over!
  • Inks: Highland Heather, Tuxedo Black Memento, Highland Heather Blends, So Saffron Blends, Old Olive Blends, Light Soft Suede Blends
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Peaceful Poppies DSP, Peaceful Poppies Elements
Card 3

Card 3

  • Peaceful Poppies DSP
  • Peaceful Poppies Elements
  • Timeless Tropical for the sentiment on the front of the card – carrying over!
  • Thick Whisper White card base
  • Poppy Parade cs
  • Blends: Poppy Parade and Old Olive
  • Wink of Stella on the envelope poppy
Painted Poppies stamp set, Peaceful Moments stamp set
Card 4

Card 4

  • Poppy Parade Card base
  • Painted Poppies DSP
  • Crinkled Steam Binding Ribbon 1/4″, stamped with Old Olive – carrying over!
  • Whisper White
  • Sentiment from Peaceful Moments – carrying over!
  • Inks: Old Olive and Poppy Parade
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP
Ornate Frames Dies
Nature’s Thoughts Dies
Card 5

Card 5

  • Scalloped Notecards and Envelopes – retiring product
  • Ornate Garden Specialty DSP (NEW IN ANNUAL CATALOG)
  • Ornate Frames Dues (NEW IN ANNUAL CATALOG)
  • Nature’s Thoughts Dies – carrying over!
  • Woven Heirlooms for the sentiment – carrying over!
  • Early Espresso ink – carrying over

WOW – it feels good to have an almost clean desk and lots of cards completed. Since so many of these cards are made with retiring products, please see the attached list. Be sure to use my CURRENT HOST CODE: J2E4VDGM when shopping 😏

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoms in Bloom with Matching Dies

Wheee! The NEW SU! 2020 Annual Catalogs have arrived and are going out the door today. If you are a customer of mine, you can look forward to some really special bundles, punches, stamp sets being offered – along with LOTS of other card making essentials. Todays card shows off one of those bundles… Blossoms in Bloom and the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. Let’s take a look…

Blossoms in Bloom, Many Layered Blossoms Dies

 

You may remember that I have said how much I like the New In Color Magenta Madness, and here it is again used as the die cut from the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. Because the new In Color ink are not yet available to demonstrators, I have paired this die cut with Melon Mambo ink and it looks really good together. I have stamped the Blossoms in Bloom on Whisper White cs, colored in the centers of the flower with Mango Melody Stampin Blends and laid the die cut over it using liquid glue to adhere.

I used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to cut a banner after stamping the sentiment from  the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set. The ink here is Black Memento. I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the label and adhered the label to the card front with dimensionals . I then tied a bow with the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and added it with a glue dot.

This front panel was given dimensionals and adhered to the card base of Smokey Slate 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.

For the inside I used the new Forever Fern stamp set for the sentiment. Isn’t this a lovely font? Melt my heart…

Forever Fern font for the inside

i apologize for the shadows… guess I positioned the lighting incorrectly for the time of day – ugh. I kept this inside really simple for writing some words of encouragement. This is for a young woman who lost her mother recently and she’s really struggling. She could use your prayers!

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy or feel loved by sending them a handmade card.

Shop with me – used my HOST CODE J2E4VDGM and receive a free item worth $10 if your order is between $50-$150. The NEW 2020-2022 SU! Catalog goes live Jun 3 about 12 noon MT. If you do not have a demonstrator, contact me to receive a catalog!

NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

 

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Parisian Blossoms SDSP

Hi Everyone – it’s Wednesday – hump day as many folks call it. Guess that means mid week 😉 Today’s card is a rather fun fold – maybe accordion (?) and uses a bit more than the usual Specialty DSP. I like it, but it needed LOTS of card cuts cuz I did multiple layering (which I really like). This has two additional layers to each panel…

Forever Blossoms stamp set & Parisian Blossoms SDSP #1

And here’s how it happens…

  • Basic Gray cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Cut diagonally from the score line to 2″ up from the bottom of the left side of the card stock.
  • Petal Pink cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 x 5 1/4, 2 x 3 1/2, 2 x 5 3/8
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP 4 x 5 1/4,1 7/8 x 5 1/8, 1 7/8 x 1 3/8, 1 7/8 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White scraps approx 1/2 x 4 1/4 fro front sentiment, 4 x 5 1/4 sentiment panel on inside and stamped flowers die cut.  Take a peek  how the panels adhere…
Forever Blossoms #2 – open front
Forever Blossoms #3 – open back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The tricky part is the angle for the supplementary panels… but I hope to make this real easy for you 😏… I used the card stock base and the angle already cut as my guideline. For instance, in picture #3 that panel is Petal Pink 2 x 5 1/4. Lay the Petal Pink under the Basic Gray (Basic Gray is on top) and softly pencil the angle onto the Petal Pink. Trim on that pencil line. If it needs more length removed, cut it off the straight bottom.This keeps the angle correct and simply adjusts the length of the new panel. Now do the same for the Parisian SDSP: lay it under the Basic Gray, draw a thin pencil line for the angle (making certain the SDSP is going in the appropriate direction) and trim along the pencil line. Adjust the length to fit 1/8″ smaller than the Petal Pink. Adhere the Petal Pink o the “back” as shown in picture #3, then the SDSP.
  • Now go back to picture #2 and do the same steps for cutting the angle for the front panels – do the Petal Pink first, then the SDSP.
  • Adhere SDSP to the appropriate Petal Pink panel, then adhere to the Basic Gray card base.
  • TIP: Adhering each panel as you go saves you from making mistakes in cutting and adhering.

Now you are ready for the largest panel…

  • Adhere the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Petal Pink to the Basic Gray cs, then adhere the SDSP 4 x 5 1/4 to the Petal Pink
  • Stamp the large flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Black Memento ink. Color using the Dark Petal Pink Blends. Die cut this with the Cherry Blossoms Dies and adhere using liquid glue.
  • Using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, cut a piece from Whisper White and adhere using liquid glue
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set on the 1/2 x 4 1/4 strip, using Black Memento ink. Cut to size
  • Cut a strip of Petal Pink for the scallop under the sentiment, from Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Adhere to the sentiment strip with liquid glue and attach to the far left front panel using liquid glue.

For the envelope..

  • Adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 strip of the SDSP to the envelope flap using liquid glue; trim to fit
  • Stamp the single flower from Forever Blossoms stamp set in Back Memento ink and color using Dark Petal Pink Blends

Done, done, done. Now you have completed an accordion card with multiple layers and it wasn’t so hard. Do you love it? My hubby did and that made me very happy.

What’s retiring from the items used today… only the Parisian Specialty DSP – and folks, it is beautiful and right now a real bargain.. Love love love this paper and I am so glad this stamp set is carrying over into the new 2020-2021 catalogue. If youy would like to shop with me (I like that idea by the way!), please use my CURRENT HOST CODE J2E4VDGM for purchases between $50 – $150 to receive a free item of your choice from me – up to a $10 value. If your purchase is over $150, you will receive not only your free item of choice from me, but Stampin’ Up will offer you something as well. Shop now looking at not only the CLEARANCE RACK but also the RETIRING LIST…

 

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Stampin’ Up! Acetate Card Boxes and DSP

Acetate Card Boxes and Detailed Bee Dies

It’s Sunday! Today on the coast of Jersey we have a sunshiny day, a bit cool at just 32 degrees but it is to get up to 61 before the day begins to cool again. I have to say, the daffodils and pansies and Hellebores (Lenten Rose) love these cool temps and are thriving. What’s our card for today? There isn’t one – it’s a box 😁. Todays post is all about the Stampin’ Up! Acetate Card Boxes, a bit of ribbon and Designer  Series Paper. Let’s take a look…

Acetate Card Box #1
Acetate Card Box #2

I’m going to walk you through this with photos and it’s really quite easy…

  • Cut your Acetate Card Box in half before opening it – at 4″. Put each half together, folding in the tabs and bottom.
  • Add Tear n Tape about 1/2″ from edge, beginning at the cut edge of the box and wrapping around the bottom to the next cut edge. Do this for both sides of each box.
Adding Tear n Tape & Ribbon
  • Cut ribbon 24″. The purple ribbon is NOT a Stampin’ Up! product – shame on me… but the other is Gray Granite Textured Weave 1/2′ ribbon
  • Beginning at bottom of box and on the back side, wrap ribbon up to cut edge, create a loop and then back down on the same side of the box, then turning box over continue the wrapping process. TIP: You will notice in the picture that I unraveled only a portion of the Tear n Tape as I went – this prevents sticking to any of your surface area if you put the box down. I used glue dots at the end of the ribbon to hold it in place.
Adding ribbon
Adding Tear n Tape & Ribbon
Picture from the top after ribbon added
  • Cut your DSP 6 x 4 3/8, and score at 2 3/4 and 3 1/4. Burnish. This becomes your bottom. I used Golden Honey Specialty DSP for both boxes. Add a glue dot to each side of the “bottom” about 1/2″ in from edge. This holds the paper in place and is covered by the ribbon. Slip your DSP inside the box. Adhere a glue dot at the top, also where the ribbon is, again to hold the paper in place.
  • Embellish you Acetate Box front… I used Pearlized Doilies and colored them. The purple is done with Blackberry Bliss ink and a roller. It creates a soft look. The Daffodil Delight doily was colored using Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. I wanted it to really stand out.
Acetate Card Box #2
  • Using your Stitched Shapes Dies, cut a circle. Stamp your sentiment: for the purple box I used Part of My Story stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink; for the Daffodil Delight box I used the Honey Bee stamp set and Memento Black ink.
  • Adhere the circle to the doily with liquid glue. Adhere to the box with dimensionals. Add Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • Using the Detailed Bee Dies, cut two bees for each box from another piece of the Specialty DSP. Color the stripes on the bees with Dark Basic Black Stampin Blends. Adhere with dimensionals.
Acetate Card Boxes and Detailed Bee Dies

I love these little boxes and so fun to decorate. I’m preparing card kits for some of my students and will fill these with the card cuts. I think they will enjoy the little extra surprise for them.

Thanks for stopping by. Please check out the Clearance Rack as it has some really awesome products at a very reduced price. And the Honey Bee Dies are back in stock so order those quickly before they disappear.

May you have a beautiful day today.

Make someone happy by sending them a special gift!

 

 

Stampin’ Up! More… Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack

Todays post brings a few more cards made with the Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack. I took yesterday off and didn’t post. Could you tell? 😏 What a strange Palm Sunday it was! Our church is doing its worship services by Livestreaming and that’s good, just feels odd. All this social distancing… some people do it, others not so much. Ah sigh… guess we have to give this at least another month. I’m doing my best, so is hubby. We are very upbeat and positive people and that’s good, ‘cuz we don’t get ‘down in the dumps’ much. I just feel for those folks who panic easily. It’s helpful for everyones psyche when there is a sense of order to our lives ~ and well, we don’t have that right now. I mean, sometimes I forget what day of the week it is!!! ‘Nuf… on with the cards. I only made three this time…. and I tried just using the elements from the card pack. I was successful to a point.

Card #1…

  • Whisper White cardstock behind the printed vellum, Early Espresso behind the ‘card’ and placed on dimensionals.
  • The inside uses the same cardstocks and sticky embellishments from the card pack.
  • This could be a nice masculine card!
Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack card #1
card #1 inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #2…

  • Nothing behind the printed vellum this time and I kind of like it with this particular card. Petal pink is behind the ‘card’ and both are wrapped with the Petal Pink gold edged ribbon from the SAB catalogue, then raised on dimensionals.
  • The inside is simple but elegant to me… Petal Pink and Whisper White cardstocks, two strands separated from the Flax 5/8″ ribbon tied in a bow and the sentiment is from Parisian Beauty stamp set, also from the SAB catalogue.
Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack card #2
inside card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #3…

  • Vellum on one of the larger cards from the pack, the magnolia is on a dimensional and then a small linen thread ribbon adhered with a glue dot.
  • The inside is Mint Macaron and Whisper White cardstock with one of the sticky embellishments in the card pack.
Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack card #3
inside card #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it folks – what do you think? I’m rather pleased with these and hope you like them too. Although I have a very few of the cards and envelopes left, tomorrow we’ll have something else to share. If you are interested in purchasing the Morning Magnolia Memories and More Card Pack (item # 149554)and the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes (item #149487), check them out in the 2019-20 Catalogue on page 171. These two together make a huge number of cards. There are 50 double sided cards in the card pack – two different sizes, some vellum sheets included and 4 sticker sheets with some really fun and beautiful options for creating your own ideas; and 20 large specialty cards and envelopes in the other pack. Am I encouraging you to purchase these two items – you bet I am. They are a wonderful product and very reasonably priced.

When you purchase product from me, please use my CURRENT HOST CODE ZUPR7SAY for purchases between $50- $150 to receive a free $10 item of your choice from me. Such a deal!!!

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May you have a beautiful day.

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Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack

Today’s post is all about the fun Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack with the coordinating Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.. Do you hoard some of your card making products? Let’s say I used to but am getting better at actually making use of most everything. So why do I ask about hoarding? I have had this card pack for quite some time, used one or two then set it aside. I even made a fun “album” of sorts very early on. There were so many new products I think I got a bit overwhelmed. Yesterday I pulled out that card pack and went to ‘town’. I think this would make a lovely gift package as there are birthday, wedding, and congratulations cards made from this set. Enjoy.

These large specialty cards and envelopes are of a lighter weight paper than our regular cardstock, so you will notice I have used additional cardstock behind all the cards. I just felt it needed it and even more importantly, I liked the look. 😏 Here’s  what I used on various cards along with the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack … Notice nearly every card has aspects on dimensionals. I really like the layered look

Card #1…. Large Specialty Cards and Envelopes and the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack, Early Espresso cardstock, Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White and the Woven Heirlooms stamp set

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #1
Inside card #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #2…. Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack, Garden Green cardstock, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #2
Inside card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #3….Mossy Meadow cardstock, Basic Pearls colored with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, Whisper White cardstock. Yes I split the Whisper White inside… ‘cuz I wanted to!

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #3
Inside card #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #4….Mossy Meadow cardstock, Whisper White cs, Positive Thoughts stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #4
Inside card #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #5…. Whisper White cardstock and Basic Pearls. I did nothing special on the inside, just added Whisper White cardstock. Yes, itg will need a swentiment but I couldn’t figure out what at the time. 😔

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #5

Card #6….Linen Thread in a triple bow, Whisper White cardstock, Petal Pink cs, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the flower, Light and Dark Petal Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for coloring the flower, Peaceful Moments for the sentiment stamped in Early Espresso ink

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #6
Inside card #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #7….Early Espresso cardstock, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, Crumb Cake ink, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the sentiment

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack card #7
Inside card #7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So do you have a favorite. I think mine are cards #1, #6 and #7. Sometimes I liked the inside better than the outside! Imagine that. Thanks to those who inspired these creations. If I found something I liked, I put my own twist on it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies DSP and More

Today’s cards use mostly the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Designer Series paper. The focus is the DSP, but there are other elements too: sentiments, die cuts – like that. Read on for more info! 🙂

I decided to share both of these cards today as the layout is so similar, but by adding another element (sentiment at the bottom) as is the case of the second card, it gives it a completely different look. Would love to hear if you prefer one card over the other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the details…

Card #1 – the red poppies

  • Whisper White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″; for inside, 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Poppy Parade layer 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Cut 2, one for inside.
  • Using the 1″ x 4″ framelit from the Ornate Layers Dies, cut three pieces from the DSP, in sequential order so you see the picture/ connections to each frame. Notice how frame #1 carries over to frame #2, and that follows into frame #3? Once all are cut, put  dimensionals on the back.
  • TIP…Using your grid paper as a guideline for the best centering. place the middle frame first onto the Poppy Parade, then place the remaining two frames.
  • Wrap ribbon around this entire section (see photo), and tie a knot or bow. I like bows and nearly always do this. 🙂 This is a retired item (sorry!) but another option would be to color a length of baker’s twine using your Stampin’ Blends Old Olive, which would work beautifully!
  • Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White using Stazon Jet Black ink. This one is from Peaceful Moments stamp set but could easily be a birthday or hello friend. The options are limitless! Cut with framelit that fits your sentiment- again this diecut is from ……. Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Now adhere the entire Poppy Parade section to the card base using dimensionals and the card front is complete!

The inside is super easy…

  • On the remaining section of Whisper White, stamp your sentiment in Stazon Jet Black ink. Stazon gives such a clear stamp and I like how it looks. For this sentiment, I taped off the “with all my heart” before inking the stamp, then removed the tape and voila – a perfect  “thinking of you”. This sentiment is from Peaceful Moments stamp set.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to the remaining section of Poppy Parade, using liquid glue.

The envelope get’s special treatment too…

  • Using liquid glue, adhere a 2 1/4″ x 6″ piece of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap. Trim.
  • Using the “fill in” stamp, ink with Poppy Parade, stamp off at least once, then onto your envelope front.
  • Using the smaller poppy stamp, ink with the Stazon Jet Black and stamp over the “filler” stamp.
  • TIP…Because of the thickness of this card, it will need extra postage when sending in the mail. And this card is already out the door and in the mail. Our daughter asked for a card that was colorful and reflective of the woman friend who recently passed away ~ this is for her husband.

Card #2 is very similar, dimensions are a bit different for the card front and the inside. Here’s the picture again…

  • Highland Heather 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ for the outside, 4 x 5 1/4″ for the inside, scrap approximately 3 1/8″ x 1 1/8″
  • Scrap from the DSP for the sentiment on the front.

I wanted the sections of the DSP to be more reflective of the picture, so placed them closer together and of course, cut the Whisper White section smaller as well. Follow the above directions for placement, etc. as they are the same.

Here’s where the difference is…

  • For the sentiment at the bottom… I stamped the “hello” from the Timeless Tropical stamp set right onto a scrap from the DSP. I like how it coordinates with the upper section.
  • Cut a rectangle from Whisper White from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Adhere the hello sentiment with dimensionals to the rectangle just cut and apply dimensionals to the rectangle.
  • Placement for the card front sections… again, using your grid paper, center the bottom piece first, then center the upper section. YAY – card front is complete.

For the inside…

  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper
    White 4″ x 5 1/4″; color using Stampin’ Blends light and dark Rich Razzleberry and light and dark Granny Apple Green for the leaf and stems. I used no sentiment on this piece as it is for a special note.
  • Adhere to the card base using liquid glue.

For the envelope…

  • Cut a piece of coordinating DSP 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhere with liquid glue to the envelope flap and trim.
  • Stamp the poppy from Painted Poppies stamp set, then color using the light and dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ blends, light and dark Granny. Apple Green for the stems and leaf. TIP…slip a piece of scrap into the envelope prior to using the Stampin’ Blends. Remember they bleed through, so to prevent this you need a something to bleed onto instead of the envelope back!

This card too is already in the mail – sent to a special woman who has had health struggles with cancer this year – and she loves purple. Do you think she will like this card? As in Card #1, this also needs extra postage. What I know is, even when it costs more to send, I KNOW the recipient is appreciative and that makes the difference.

Thanks for stopping by… 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.

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