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SU! Feels Like Frost Fun Fold

Helllloooo – it’s Wacky Wednesday… you know, hump day, middle of the week and all that. Today’s card features a W-Fold using Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP as the headline.  W-Folds are so much fun, just notching things up out of the ordinary.

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
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And here’s the ‘innerds’…

Feels Like Frost, inside
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I used the Love of Leaves Bundle to highlight the leaf image on the DSP. And here’s the ‘how to’..

  • To the Whisper White card base (4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2), adhere Highland Heather card stock (3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then a layer of the Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP (3 3/4 x 5) – both with liquid glue.
  • Again with Whisper White, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink. Die cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies. Approximate finished size of die cut is 2 7/8 x 7/8.
  • With Rococo Rose card stock die cut three leaves (see photos above for reference) using the Stitched Leaves Dies. These emboss and die cut at the same time!  Love this look :O)
  • Adhere the longer leaf to the sentiment panel, just the bottom of the leaf. Put dimensionals on the remainder of the leaf and on the sentiment panel. Adhere to the card front and voila – front is complete!
  • Oh… I did add 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to the front and a Linen Thread bow.

For the inside…

Feels Like
Frost W-Fold, inside
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Here I used Stitched Leaves Dies, Love of Leaves stamp set and Celebrate Tidings stamp set for the inside sentiments. I ran two panels of Whisper White (4 x 5 1/4) through the Tasteful
Textiles 3D embossing folder and adhered these to both sides of the inside of the card. Details of the W-Fold…

  • Cut a length of Whisper White to create the Z-Fold – 1 3/4 x 11: score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4. Fold and burnish: valley, mountain, valley. The mountain is in the center of the card.
  • Cut 4 panels of Highland Heather card stock – 2 3/4 x 2
  • Cut 2 panels of 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP in Purple Posey – 2 1/2 x 1 3/4
  • Cut 2 panels of Whisper White for dry embossing – 4 x 51/4

More info for the W-Fold…

from the top look at this W-Fold
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  • Adhere the DSP to 2 panels of Highland Heather with liquid glue.
  • Adhere leaf with liquid glue as well
  • On the two white panels, stamp the leaf of choice in Rococo Rose ink, stamping off at least once, then stamp your sentiment in Highland Heather ink.
  • Adhere completed White panels to Highland Heather panels with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the scored Whisper White strip to the inside of the card, centering top to bottom and to the edge of the embossed panel – adhering JUST THE END PANELS.
  • Now adhere the decorated panels thusly: right end panel first, then lay next panel directly on top and close the card adhering it with liquid glue. Complete other two panels in same way – laying one on top of the other and closing the card. This keeps the panels in direct alignment.

For the final touches, I added 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to each of the two end panels and covered the leaves with Wink of Stella. I also covered the small leaf on the sentiment panel with Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the photos, but it adds a lot to the completed card.

The envelope..

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
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  • Cover the envelope flap with strips from the same Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP and the 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 in Purple Posey.
  • Stamp a leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set on the envelope front in stamped off Rococo Rose. Cover with Wink of Stella.

YAY – beautiful card and it is complete!

 

SU! Celebrate Sunflowers/ Sunflowers Dies

Hi Everyone. Have I told you lately… how much I like the Sunflowers Dies? I could play with that bundle for a very long time and be quite content.  I had this sunflower sitting on my desk from a previous project and it kept calling me to do something. I pulled out the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and began…

Celebrate Sunflowers

What do you think? Do you see those curled leaves? I used an X’acto knife and cut along the lines of several petals all near the center. I could have stamped and die cut several sunflowers, cut them down and layered, but I wanted to try this and I like it. Here’s the full scoop:

Stamp the sunflower using Memento black ink onto Whisper White cs using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. With Dark Mango Melody Blends, highlight many of the accents on the sunflower. With an X’acto knife, cut along the lines of several inner petals , leaving them attached to the sunflower, and raise them. TIP: when using an X’acto knife I use a piece of glass as my cutting surface – often that glass has come from an old picture frame that I’m not using and I have covered the rims with tape so there are no sharp edges.

I used the Layering Squares Dies, plain and scalloped, to die cut a piece of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP, then cut the Bumblebee cs with the largest scallop die. These I adhered together with liquid glue. I layered the sunflower atop that with dimensionals, intentionally not centered. Then using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, I cut another panel of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP that coordinated with the other piece. Next I die cut another another panel of Bumblebee cs with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.. These two were layered together with liquid glue, then the Squares dies with the sunflower was placed with dimensionals. All this was added to a Thick Whisper White card base.

Next came the IN COLOR 2020-2022 Bumblebee Ribbon attached with just a bit of Stampin Seal right in the center. The sentiment strip was first stamped with Memento Black ink using the Posted For You stamp set, then trimmed with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I then added these gorgeous Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems to give it some sparkle. Perfect touch! And the card front is complete.

Celebrate Sunflowers

For the inside I cut a piece of the darker Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP used on the front of the card and adhered it with liquid glue. The Whisper White panel was first stamped with the Special Delivery stamp from Posted For You in Memento Black ink. Then I did an overlay with a sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink. Adhere this panel over the plaid piece with liquid glue and the inside is done.

Celebrate Sunflowers

For the envelope I took a piece of this same Shaded Spruce plaid and adhered it to the envelope flap with liquid glue. There was just a bit left – a 1/2″ strip, so I adhered that to the front of the card near the bottom. And the entire card is ready for mailing! This one is going to a friend who just had major surgery, that’s why the inside sentiment is so important – ‘you can do this’. Recovery is going to take some mental strength and courage.

So what do you think? Like this? I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. This bundle is just exquisite!

Celebrate Sunflowers

OK – now for a bit of business…

  • The new Cut & Emboss machine is available to order NOW – just do it – you will love the ease of this machine!
  • SU! has a promotion going on for new recruits that is a win-win for everyone… for $99 you will get a starter kit worth of products valued at $125 – plus two card sets with instructions & an additional stamp set & Rhinestones. What’s not to like about that? Join my team- and yes, do it NOW so you get all the benefits of this awesome deal. More details below.

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  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

Finally – card cuts for todays card:

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Bumblebee cs – large panel on front  (3 3/4 x 5 1/8); largest scalloped square
  • Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP – larger panel of front 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 + largest scalloped square + 4 x 5 1/4 for inside + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope
  • Whisper White approximately 3 1/2 square for sunflower, 1/2 x about 3 for sentiment panel, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inside

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

SU! Warm Hugs Bundle

It’s Monday – and a glorious day! I’m thankful for so much… and one of those I have the opportunity to play with some amazing SU! products. What I did prior to SU! was just muddle around in mediocre stuff. Once I found SU!, there was no turning back. All products are made well; products coordinate. I can’t say enough. So if you are ‘on the fence’, jump in. I’ll help you navigate and create – we could make a great team. Contact me at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com and let’s talk about how to make this happen.

For today’s card I pulled out a stamp set I haven’t used before – yep – from the amazing Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Warm Hugs Bundle and is actually part of a suite of products that can be found on pages 8-11. I used many of the products from the suite but incorporated some other items as well.

Warm Hugs Bundle #1

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Then took a panel of Mossy Meadow cs and ran it through the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder twice. This embossing folder is narrow, and probably is not meant to emboss a card front, but I did and think it turned out really well. I took a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP cut a banner at the bottom and adhered it with liquid glue to the card front. I took another very narrow strip of this same DSP, cut a side angle at the bottom and slipped it under the right of the banner. Next I took the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe ribbon and wrapped it back and forth on the card front, adhering in various places with Stampin Seal. The sentiment was extra fun and easy to create using the Warm Wraps Dies and the Warm Hugs stamp set. Don’t you love this hexagonal look?

Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink on a Whisper White scrap. The sentiment comes from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set which is part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite of products. Stamp the hexagonal decoration around it in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the Warm Wraps Dies. Put dimensionals on it and adhere to a circle cut from Pear Pizzazz cs. That circle also is in this die set. The Pear Pizzazz also got dimensionals and was adhered over the Diagonal Stripe Ribbon.  Since the card front is complete, let’s move to the inside.

Warm Hugs #2

So, so simple but I love how the inside coordinates with the outside… another strip of DSP adhered to Whisper White panel. This was adhered to Mossy Meadow and attached to the Crumb Cake card base. And voila, your card is complete!

Warm Hugs Bundle #3

For the envelope I stamped a fun little cup in Mossy Meadow, then the steam rising from the cup in Crumb cake. The envelope flap got the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP as the card front. Fait accompli! While this card is done in Holiday-type colors, it could so easily be used as a card of encouragement or a birthday card, and it’s a bit masculine too.

Warm Hugs Bundle #4

Here’s a link to the cattie to help you find everything.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Crumb cake card base 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Mossy Meadow 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2 1/2 x 5, 3/8 x about 5 (front), 3/8 x 5 (inside) and 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (inside) + scrap for front sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz for front circle

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 😳 well – silly me…

The rest of this card is so very simple: using the feather image from the  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. This was mounted directly to the card base with liquid glue.

Tasteful Touches – inside
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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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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:

  • 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 machine  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. 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.

This bundle can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini 2020 catalog that goes live to customers Tue Aug 4. And when purchased as a bundle in lieu of individually, you save 10% I strongly encourage you to. put this on your wish list.

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 3 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug.

 

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

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

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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
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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

I 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

Thanks for stopping by.

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 stamped  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 😏… 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

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony, Peony Dies

Hello there!  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 😏… 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 adjustments  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…

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