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SU! Tasteful Touches

Hi Everyone – I tried something new for me today – does that surprise anyone? Maybe we shouldn’t go there… I saw a video by Kylie Bertucci, a very creative demonstrator from Australia and had to her ideas a ‘go’. Here’s the completed card…

Tasteful Touchers – Feather
#1

Can you see the sparkly on the background? It’s sprinkled embossing powder! This is done on Basic Gray cs and I love the look. So here’s what I did… First, swipe the card stock with your embossing buddy to remove static and create a ‘clean’ surface. I tapped the Versamark ink pad around the perimeter of the card stock – no need to do the center since it was to be covered. Then I sprinkled the silver embossing powder with my fingers, keeping the powder light and not clumping or globbing – then I heat set it. Fun look. Yes, I SHOULD HAVE taken a picture at that stage – but didn’t really think about it until just now šŸ˜³ well – silly me…

The rest of this card is so very simple: using the feather image from theĀ  Tasteful Touches stamp set, stamp randomly in stamped off once Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. I then took a sponge dauber and Gorgeous Grape and did very light sponging on the feathers. I love this color and it gives the feathers a totally different look. This was mounted on Gorgeous Grape card stock with liquid glue. I wrapped a length of the Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding around these two pieces and tied a knot. I put dimensionals on the back and mounted it on the silver sprinkled, heat embossed panel of Basic Gray. This then was adhered to a panel of Whisper White with liquid glue. This was adhered to the Basic Gray card base. As the final step, I took a 5/8″ strip of Basic Gray, rubbed it with the embossing buddy then stamped the sentiment from the In The Pines stamp set in Versamark. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder then heat set it. The final length is about 2″. This strip got dimensionals and was placed over the ribbon.

The inside is even simpler yet – a single stamped feather in several times stamped off Basic Gray ink on a Whisper White panel.Ā This was mounted directly to the card base with liquid glue.

Tasteful Touches – inside
#2

I started the main panel with the feathers as a larger piece. Once I cut it down to the size I wanted I saved the strips and adhered one of those to the envelope front. And that was it – the card was complete. This could so easily be a masculine card. It IS however, going to a young woman who is battling cancer – and loves purple. It will be gone by the time you read this post.

Tasteful Touches
#3

Tasteful Touchers – Feather
#3

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

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Basic Gray 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the heat embossing panel
  • Whisper White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2; 3 x 4 1/4 (both of these for the card front); 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside
  • Gorgeous Grape 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

SU! Love of Leaves Bundle

Fall is such a great time of year… and this card says ‘Fall’ all over it. This stamp/ die set is just so lovely – can be used for masculine cards for sure, which I sometimes have a hard time making. But this was so easy peasy and I love how it turned out.

Love of Leaves bundle #1

I kept the look really simple and clean, using the Stitched Leaves Dies as the main focus. Aren’t they stunning? What I especially like about them is the way they have a stitched border around the leaf die cut and the leaf embossing with another die. With one roll through that die cutting machineĀ  I was able to cut the square with the Square Dies AND one set of leaves in Very Vanilla cs! The border color is one of the new In Colors – Cinnamon Cider – a gorgeous shade of golden brown. That was cut with a Square Scalloped Die.Ā The rectangle for the largest leaf was die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, again in Very Vanilla.

I adhered the Very Vanilla square with the leaf ‘hole’ to the Cinnamon Cider with liquid glue. The leaf itself I adhered with dimensionals. I set those aside While I worked on the Very Vanilla background. First I located where the leaf squares would be, then laid the sentiment from Love Of Leaves stamp set in place. I moved the squares off the piece and stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink. Then I ran it through the Tasteful Textures. embossing folder. This panel I adhered to a piece of Cinnamon Cider. I laid the leaf dies back on the textured Very Vanilla panel, glued on the squares and the rectangle with liquid glue. Then in the opening, I placed the leaves which had dimensionals on the back.

I put dimesionals on the back of the Cinnamon Cider panel and adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

Love of Leaves bundle
#2

For the inside i stamped another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, stamping off twice, onto Very Vanilla cs in Cinnamon Cider. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in full strength in Cinnamon Cider. I should probably stamped the sentiment again ass the word ‘changes’ gets a bit lost in the leaf.. ugh.

Love of Leaves bundle #3

 

Using yet another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, I stamped both the envelope flap and the front as well – in Cinnamon Cider.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4 for the front; 3 3/4 x 5 for the inside + scraps for the die cuts
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the card front; 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside layer

SU! Back On Your Feet Double Z Fold

Hi everyone ~ how’s it going? You doing OK? Some days during this self containment are easier than others, right? So, one day at a time just do the best you can; try not to look ahead too far cuz that can get you kinda crazy. Take the best care you can of yourself and family. Guess I’m feeling a bit philosophical this morning….

Todays card is for a friend who had surgery on their neck – a couple of fuses – and they are struggling, really struggling. I decided a little levity might be helpful and this is what I created.

Back On Your Feet Double Z Fold
#1`

Is this perfect for neck surgery or what! And it’s a double z fold which puts it up a couple of notches in being special. The World of Good Specialty DSP is perfect for this man as he has traveled around the world and then some. I doubt they will notice the significance but I certainly did while making this card.

Here are the products I used… card cuts are listed at the bottom of the post…

  • Back On Your Feet stamp set
  • Crumb Cake cs for the base of the larger Z and the smaller Z
  • Early Espresso cs for layering
  • World of Good Specialty DSP
  • Whisper White cs
  • Old World Paper 3D embossing folder
  • Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
  • Wink of Stella
  • Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Cinnamon Cider

When I create a card like this, I do one portion at a time – one Z fold, then the other. You can cut everything and lay it out for efficiency, but I was still working out sizes for the smaller Z. Crumb Cake is the base of the card, layer the Early espresso for all three sections of the larger Z, then layer the World of Good Specialty DSP for the three sections. For the smaller Z, Crumb Cake cs was used for the card base layer, then Early Espresso cs for the first (or front) and last (or back) layers, then DSP on the first and Whisper White for the last (for sentiment). For the front layer, the DSP was run through the Old World Paper 3 D embossing folder. Gosh that embossing folder is amazing… You can see it very clearly in this photo.

Back On Your Feet Double Z fold
#2

IĀ don’t adhere the Whisper White panel until I have the sentiment or design on cuz – you know, mistakes happen… lol. The turtle was stamped in Early Espresso ink. Then I took my Wink of Stella and colored in the shell only. This moved the ink around a bit and gave it some variety. Then I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink.

Now that both Z folds are created I put them together… I lay the small one on to get an idea where it should sit on the larger Z. When the card is closed, we don’t want to see the last panel of the small Z at all. Once I have seen how it fits, I adhere the back panel first, then the front and it creates this wonderful Z. Take a peek at this photo from the top of the card.

Back On Your Feet Double Z fold
#3

That cute giraffe was stamped on Whisper White in Crumb Cake ink. I used the light Crumb Cake Blends to color in the spots very lightly, then covered the giraffe in Wink of Stella. Again, this moves the ink around a bit and colors the giraffe lightly. The giraffe was adhered with dimensionals. I then stamped the word OUCH! on a 1/2″ wide length of Whisper White in Early Espresso and cut the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and attached with liquid glue.

The envelope flap was covered in the World of Good SDSP and then stamped on the front with the word SIGH… several times since this is such a long recovery. The card is complete and guess what – mine is already in the mail as we speak. How fast is that for a turn-around?

Back on Your Feet Double Z Fold
#4

What do you think? I think the man will appreciate the card AND the thought behind it… If you are interested in purchasing these products, they may be found in the SU! 2020 Annual Catalog. And if you do not have a demonstrator, would love to connect with you. Right now SU! has an awesome deal going on called Bonus Days..For every purchase of $50 from now until 3 Aug. you will receive from SU! by email, a $5 coupon that is redeemable 4-31 Aug. Such a deal!

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card Cuts for todays card:

Large Z Fold..

  • Crumb Cake cs 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • Early Espresso cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 (x 2)
  • World of Good SDSP 2 1/2 x 4 (x 2), 4 x 5 1/4

Smaller Z Fold…

  • Crumb Cake 2 3/4 x 8 3/8, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • Early Espresso cs 2 5/8 square (x 2)
  • World of Good SDSP 2 1/2 square run through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder
  • Whisper White cs 2 1/2 square

 

 

 

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SU! Boho Indigo Product Medley

Hi Everyone… My box for this fantabulous product medley came some time ago and I simply had to wait to open it until I had played with many of the other new products that arrived – all at the same time! Let me say – this medley is OVER THE TOP! Gorgeous, gorgeous papers, fun stamp set and coordinating dies, two ribbons, adorable little paper flowers, stickers. Just. plain. wonderful… Today’s card uses many of the products in this medley – here ’tis.

Boho Indigo stamp set
Last a Lifetime stamp set
Lasting Elegance Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Boho Indigo DSP
#1

First of all, I love blue/ white together – this is blue/ very vanilla, but no matter – the papers are wonderful, a nice variety of design. I need to make a masculine card and there are papers in this pack that will be perfect. Here’s what I did…

Cut a panel of one of the Very Vanilla embossed papers included in the medley and adhere to the center of the Night of Navy card base. Cut a panel from one of the papers from this medley using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut another piece of Night of Navy to adhere to the DSP as to me, it needs a bit of strength when used the way this is. These were adhered witgh liquid glue as well, but only in the center, not on the ends extending beyond the embossed piece. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy on one of the labels included in the kit. ( I made a booboo when stamping on the right side of the sticker, so I just turned it over! Then it needed a bit of dressing up…) I adhered three Holiday Rhinestone Gems and put the label on dimensionals and set it aside.

I stamped the sweet flower from Last A Lifetime stamp set, then colored it with several Stampin’ Blends: Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade (dark only) and Bronze for the flower center. I then die cut the flower with the matching dies, Lasting Elegance Dies. This I adhered with liquid glue to the label, then added dimensionals to the portion over-hanging the label. I cut a length of the ribbon from the medley, Frayed Grosgrain Very Vanilla/ Gold 1/4″, added a bit of Tear n Tape to the back and attached it to the DSP. I adhered the flower and label and the card front was done!

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Last a Lifetime stamp set
Lasting Elegance Dies
#2

For the inside, I used one of the gorgeous corner dies to die cut two corners from a panel of Very Vanilla cs – Lasting Elegance Dies. This I adhered to the Night of Navy inside panel of the card and the card was complete…

Lasting Elegance Dies
#3

For the envelope, I adhered the same DSP from the Boho Indigo Product medley to the envelope flap. I then stamped a vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set in Night of Navy. Then I stamped the sweet set of three flowers in Mango Melody so it looked like a bouquet. Voila..

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Last A Lifetime stamp set, Lasting Elegance Dies
#4

What do you think? I love this medley and can’t wait to sit down and create, create, create…

Want to know how to get this medley – reach out to me if you do not have a demonstrator and we can make this happen! This medley can be found on pg 9 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. If you don’t have a current catalog, please refer to this PDF file. 2020 AC US

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Forever Fern and Forever Flourish Dies

Hi Everyone! Some days just do not go as planned – what can I say… I have a beautiful card for you, one using those gorgeous Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP pieces, Gold Hoops Embellishments, and several die cuts. It was so fun to layer these pieces , adhering was really easy too.

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies
#1

I started with a piece of Just Jade cs and one of the rectangles in the Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP, keeping the gold side up and adhering with Stampin Seal where the wreath was going. I die cut a leaf from the the Forever Flourish Dies in Whisper White and another in Soft Sea Foam. Then I stamped several leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set on Whisper White with these inks: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Shaded Spruce – and die cut them. I also pulled out gold berries and a leaf garland from the SDSP.

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies
#2

I began the layering with the Whisper White leaves first, then the Soft Sea Foam then the Gold Hoops Embellishments. Next was the Pear Pizzazz going up, the Garden Green going down, then Gorgeous Grape followed by the gold berries. On top of that was the Shaded Spruce leaf the the garland spray on the white side. Each of these was adhered with either liquid glue or a glue dot… and I slipped in dimesnionals under some of the leaves to keep them raised a bit. What ribbon to use – I tried several and settled on. the Magenta Madness 1/4″ ribbon which really adds some zing.

This entire panel was adhered to Pear Pizzazz cs then onto Thick Whisper White card base, using liquid glue each time. The card front was now complete and I love the look!

Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies
#1

Inside I took another panel of Pear Pizzazz and adhered it with liquid glue. On the Whisper White panel, I stampedĀ  the leaf in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off at least once. Then I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. This was adhered with liquid glue to the Pear Pizzazz and the card was complete.

Forever Fern stamp set
#3

For the envelope… Forever Greenery DSP was adhered to the flap. The leaf for the front got some extra treatment šŸ˜… With sponge daubers, Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce inks, daub in various places for coloring, then stamp on the envelope. Makes it look just like the DSP on the flap… ta da! Isn’t that an awesome look? And so easy!!!

Forever Fern stamp setForever Flourishing Dies
#2
Forever Fern stamp set
Forever Flourishing Dies
#4

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony, Peony Dies

Hello there! Ā Today’s card is another show-stopper (at least I think so) ~ the Peony Dies make it so simple! While I have created only one card, I have done two peonies šŸ˜… When writing this post originally, I didn’t take photos of the step by step of putting these dies together, or some other things either. Since it was in my draft folder – I’ve revised a bit – so hope it isn’t too confusing!

Peony Dies
#1

Supplies needed for this card:

  • Rococo Rose ink
  • Sponge dauber
  • Thick Whisper White (card base), Whisper White (panel overlay)
  • Prized Peony stamp set
  • Peony Dies
  • Positive Thoughts stamp set (sentiments)
  • Stazon black ink (sentiments)
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack ribbon – very vanilla
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Bumblebee cs for the stamen

I began by using the edge die from the Peony Dies to create this gorgeous border on Whisper White panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, and set it aside. The dies in this set make putting together the peony so easy – it’s four dies that decrease in size that simply slip into one another, and then the stamen goes in last.

Die cut the four parts for the peony out of Whisper White cs. Here are the four dies, smallest to largest.

Peony Dies
#!a

Using a sponge dauber, color each of the edges with Rococo Rose. At first I wanted to use Petal Pink or maybe Blushing Bride, but neither one suited ~ the Petal Pink was too light and the Blushing Bride, just no. Rococo Rose it was. TIP: When using the sponge dauber, go down the sides of each petal as well as along the top. AND… I slipped a piece of scrap into the slice of the paper to color the lower portion of each petal.

Peony Dies #2a
Peony Dies
#3a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begin slipping in each petal making certain you have the coloring just the way you want it. It is MUCH easier to make adjustmentsĀ  to the coloring as each petal goes together than if you try to do it later – just sayin’! Adhere the petals at the base as you go, with liquid glue. This next photo shows what points on the back side of the die cuts need to aligning.

Peony Dies #4a

The leaves are die cut from both Just Jade (background of the leaf) and Shaded Spruce for the detail portion. Adhere the peony with dimensionals, then add the leaves, adhering with liquid glue. When looking at the photo, notice I curled some of the leaves to make them three-dimensional. Leaves are never flat in nature!

Adhere the bow made from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Yes, it is very vanilla, but I love the look… kinda makes it look a bit country.

Peony Dies
#1

For the inside… stamp the medium peony from Prized Peony stamp set in Rococo Rose. Stamp the sentiment in Stazon Black ink.

Prized Peony
#2

For the envelope, stamp the medium peony all over the envelope flap, open ing the flap and letting the peony come into the main portion of the envelope. Then stamp again in the lower left corner. Stamping was done in Rococo Rose.

Peony Dies
#1

Now… here is the completed 2nd rose: cs is Rococo Rose; White Craft ink for highlighting and Rococo Rose for shading. The stamen is Soft Sea Foam.

Peony Dies
#5a

Kinda fun to see the contrast from Whisper White cs to the Rococo Rose cs, isn’t it? Happy stamping, happy creating…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Back On Your Feet

Hi Everyone… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Woohoo ~ hope you are doing something special for that man in your life: a phone call, a hug, A CARD! Think of that? šŸ˜

OK, today’s card… is NOT a Father’s Day card. Yep, probably should have… however…. let’s just get to it, shall we?

Back On Your Feet
#1

I have a confession… this is the first this has been inked ~ isn’t that sad? And the images are so CUTE! My neighbor burned her arm and this is so appropriate I could not resist. And the bandage around the arm – well, how perfect is that! Despite all that, this is a cheerful, colorful card that should put a smile on her face.

Supplies for this card…

  • Back On Your Feet stamp set
  • 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon – Magenta Madness
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP – Magenta Madness
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots – Magenta Madness
  • Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack – Misty Moonlight/ Silver
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Gray Granite ink – sloth
  • Misty Moonlight ink and cs
  • Thick Whisper White, regular Whisper White

And here’s the how to…

First of all, let me say this is a CASE of a card made by Mary Fish: different papers, ribbon, stamp set, dies… but the layout is Mary’s and I love the way it turned out.

Cut a panel of Misty Moonlight 2 x 5 1/2 and adhere to Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Cut a strip of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP 2 5 /8 x 4 and adhere to regular Whisper White panel 3 1/8 x 4. Cut a length of 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon and wrap aroung the Whisper White panel, adhering in back with Stampin Seal. Over this, wrap another ribbon, this time the Misty Moonlight/ Silver ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack, and attach with Stampin Seal (or tape!). Put dimesnionals on the back and adhere to the card front.

Stamp the sloth from Back On Your feet in Gray Granite. Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight from the same stamp set. Cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Color the bandage with Magenta Madness marker. Put dimesnional on this panel and adhere to the card front. Make a bow using thee 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon and the Misty Moonlight/ Silver from the
Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack and attach with a glue dot. Your card front is complete.

For the inside…

Back On Your Feet
#2

Stamp the sentiment from the Back On Your Feet stamp set in Misty Moonlight, taping off the lower portion of the sentiment when inking, then removing the tape prior to stamping on a Whisper White scrap. Stamp the additional word… SIGH… also from this stamp set and in Misty Moonlight. Add the three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots over the dots of the stamp. Adhere the Whisper White to a 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 scrap, then attach to the card inside. DONE!

Now for the envelope…

Back On Your Feet
#3

Stamp the word OUCH! in Misty Moonlight from the Back On Your Feet stamp set. Cover the flap in a panel of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP. VIOLA… this card is ready for the giving or sending. It is sure to put a smile on someone’s face – how could someone not smile?

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  • Jun 24 the PDF of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog will be available to demonstrators!!!
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  • Aug 4 the preorder for the new die cutting/ embossing machine will be available to demonstrators!!!

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Forever Fern and Block Printing

Hi Everyone… it’s Friday – TADA! Have you ever done ‘block printing’? Well, that’s what I’m calling this process as inks are on an acrylic block, spritzed with water and stamped on card stock. So easy and each time is different, which is kinda nice, no two alike. This past weekend, our team had a ‘virtual’ meeting and three folks demonstrated different cards. This is one of them… I’ve done a couple of add-ons, but the idea is the same.

Forever Fern block printing
#1

Supplies are pretty simple, just several inks were used…

  • Inks: Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock
  • Forever Fern stamp set
  • Thick Whisper White (card base), regular Whisper White (front panel)
  • Shaded Spruce cs
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • H acrylic block (for block printing)
  • Forever Greenery DSP

The how to…

Begin at one end of an elongated block (H Block was used here) and tap the lightest color onto the block covering about 1″. Go on to the next darker color, overlapping just a bit, until you have all inks on the block. The above ink list shows the gradation on this card from light to dark. Spritz lightly so the entire block has droplets of water – and stamp directly onto the Whisper White panel (4 x 5 1/4). Remember, the ink will not cover the paper entirely – and that’s OK, the way it’s supposed to be!

Ink one of the leaf stamps from Forever Fern stamp set with Pretty Peacock and stamp the two leaves, inking in between. Ink the ‘dots’ stamp in Forever Fern, again with Pretty Peacock and stamp around leaves. Finally ink the sentiment in Pretty Peacock (also from Forever Fern)

This was not done as part of the tutorial last weekend but I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels and adhered to a Shaded Spruce panel (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) with liquid glue. Put dimesnionals on the back and attach to the Thick Whisper White card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored @ 4 1/4).

For the inside, take another leaf stamp from Forever Fern and ink in Pear Pizzazz. Stamp off on scrap then on the inside of the card. Voila – your card is complete!

Forever Fern stamp set #2

Don’t forget your envelope… using that same leaf for the inside of the card, re-ink, stamp off, then stamp the envelope front. Cover the flap with a strip of Shaded Spruce and Forever Greenery DSP. Mission accomplished! Your card is ready for someone special. This card is going to a friend of mine who is struggling with a resurgence of cancer – ugh! I want her to know she is strong and can beat this thing – she has come so far…

Forever Fern
Forever Greenery DSP
#3

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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Stampin’ Up Painted Poppies and Poppy Moments Dies

We have had this delightfully cool weather this week but it is coming to an end with rain expected today followed by hot, hot air. Ugh – I really enjoy having our windows and doors open, hearing God’s creatures sing me awake in the mornings.There is a peace about it that soothes my soul.

Do you remember how I tend to gravitate toward tone-on-tone cards? Today’s is like that with a splash of color that really makes it pop. Have a look…

Painted Poppies
Poppy Moments Dies
#1

Gorgeous isn’t it? Or maybe stunning is the right word. At any rate, you are going to be delightfully pleased at how simple it is.

Supplies needed:

  • Ornate Layers Dies
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Poppy Moments Dies
  • Painted Poppies stamp set
  • All Dressed Up Dies (label for sentiment)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Magenta Madness 6×6 DSP (envelope flap)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots – Just Jade
  • Magenta Madness cs
  • Just Jade cs
  • Whisper White & Thick Whisper White
  • Vellum
  • Basic Black cs
  • Stazon Black ink

Take a Whisper White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 panel and the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, run it through the die cutting/ embossing machine Using the large rectangle die in the Ornate Layers Dies, die cut that panel. So, so pretty. Adhere it to the Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card base with the Stampin Seal.

Take a scrap of vellum (about 3 1/2″ square) and die cut the larger poppy from Poppy Moments Dies. Now die cut in Magenta Madness the outline of that same poppy. Adhere together just in the center with liquid glue. Die cut a center out of Basic Black cs and adhere with liquid glue. (I intentionally used the smallest die for this, but there are at least two other dies that would be appropriate. The choice is yours, which is half the fun!)

Die cut leaves from the Poppy Moments Dies out of Just Jade – I did three. These are very delicate leaves and I like to have them a bit loose on a card, less structured, more like nature. Adhere with liquid glue on just a few leaves. TIP: Because the background of the poppy is vellum and see-through, I didn’t want the stems & leaves really showing through. Therefore, when adhering I simply hid them behind a section of the Magenta Madness as best I could and trimmed the stems as necessary.

Stamp the needed sentiment (here I used So Sentimental stamp set) onto Whisper White using Black Stazon ink then die cut from Whisper White a label/ banner from the All Dressed Up Dies. Adhere with dimensionals. Add three Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Your card front is complete!

For the inside…

Poppy Moments Dies
#2

With Magenta Madness cs die cut two of the smaller outline poppies. Adhere to the Thick Whisper White card inside with liquid glue. OPTION: Adhere enough Adhesive Sheet to the back of Magenta Madness prior to running through the die cutting machine. This allows for peel ‘n stick attaching to cs.I didn’t do this – cuz I forgot!Ā Your card is now complete.

Painted Poppies
Poppy Moments Dies
#3

The envelope…

To the envelope flap, adhere a piece of Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Color DSP, trim to fit. To the card front, with Magenta Madness ink, stamp off the poppy “background” stamp then stamp onto the envelope front. With Stazon Black ink, stamp the outline poppy. And the card is ready for mailing!

Painted Poppies stamp set
Poppy Moments Dies
#4

This card is going to a friend who just had a hip replacement. Its cheery colors will hopefully lift her spirits. I love how this card turned out – the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder adds a depth of elegance too.

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JOIN MY TEAM

Before getting on with my day – and yours, I just want to share with you some exciting news from Stampin’ Up! The new die cutting/ embossing machine is going to be available for preorder to demonstrators Aug 4.Ā  I am so excited… this die cutting/ embossing machine has a solid magnet plate that should prevent the dies from being “pulled” to somewhere other than where you put them on the plate! YAY! So how can you be part of that preorder Aug 4 – JOIN MY TEAM! Above is a bit more info about how to join my team as a demonstrator AND below a bit more about the die cutting/ embossing machine. Pretty cool machine isn’t it? I can’t wait to order mine.

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