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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? 😁

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?

Couple of dates to share with you…

  • Jun 24 the PDF of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog will be available to demonstrators!!!
  • Aug 1 demonstrators may preorder from  the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!!
  • Aug 4 the preorder for the new die cutting/ embossing machine will be available to demonstrators!!!

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Stampin’ Up! Using Retiring Paper

Hi Everyone! I hope you are doing well. It’s beautiful today on the East coast and cries out to be enjoyed and appreciated. One of the things I did this past week was open our backyard to a specific group of folks for meditation and social distancing. They were thrilled at the opportunity to get out! Our backyard provides a peaceful setting and is full of birds so it’s perfect for this. Today may be the time to do that again…

To today’s card(s)… Peaceful Poppies DSP and Lovely Lipstick are not a perfect match, but my challenge to use retiring papers moved me in this direction, and I don’t think it’s too bad. My other challenge was to create something simple, few embellishments (no extra postage!) and be cheerful. I also needed a lot of them. Let’s take a peek:

Peaceful Poppies DSP
Fun Folds
#1

Each card was either a Gatefold or a Z fold to create a bit of fun. And here are the details…

Z Fold Card…

  • Z fold cards are all cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. I used Lovely Lipstick.
  • DSP is 3 x 4 and i used the retiring Peaceful Poppies.
  • The DSP was adhered to basic Black 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 with liquid glue. This was adhered just to the left portion of the Z fold – again with liquid glue.
  • Whisper White cs for the sentiment panel – die cut with the Layering Circles Dies. The sentiment comes from Under My Umbrella – NOT RETIRING!
  • The inside panel, 3 x 4 in Whisper White, was stamped in Black Memento ink using the Peaceful Poppies stamp set. Adhere this so it does not show when the card is closed!

Gatefold Card… I created eight total but used two different dimensions

  • 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 from each end. The Whisper White inside panel is 5 1/4 x 4
  • 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 from each end. The Whisper White inside panel is 4 x 5 1/2
  • The DSP is 3 x 4, adhered to Basic Black 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Adhere to the left front ‘gate’
  • The inside panel was stamped using the Peaceful Poppies stamp set  – NOT RETIRING!
Peaceful Poppies DSP
Gatefold
#2

The envelopes…

  • All were stamped in the lower left corner with the beautiful poppy from Peaceful Poppies stamp set
  • DSP was adhered to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. I ran out of this particular DSP so on one envelope I stamped the flap with the same poppy stamp. You can see that in each of the photos.
Peaceful Poppies
#3
Peaceful Poppies DSP
#4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all I was able to create 11 cards in such a short time. I’m generally not one to make multiples of the same card, but cutting everything and laying it out made it so easy peasy. I hope you enjoyed this little exercise and make use of some of your retiring papers.

Peaceful Poppies
Gatefold and Z Fold
#5

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Stampin’Up! More of Celebrate Sunflowers

Woohoo – it’s Saturday! How are you doing during this time of isolation? I’m praying you and your family are well and safe. It’s a scary time for sure and awkward to not be able to hug one another, console one another in the way we used to. In the meantime…. I couldn’t resist making another card using the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflower and Sunflower Dies – just too beautiful and fun! Take a look at today’s card…

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
#1

Items I used for this card:

  • Mango Melody Blends and marker
  • Bronze Blends
  • Light and Dark Soft Suede Blends
  • Gilded Gems
  • Antiqued Corners and Slides Elements
  • Wink of Stella
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • So Saffron cs
  • Seaside
  • Spray cs
  • Misty Moonlight cs
  • Shimmer paper or Thick Whisper White cs
  • Sissix adhesive sheets

How to:

  • Adhere the Sissix adhesive sheet to the back of the Shimmer or Thick Whisper White cs
  • Die cut the sunflower from Shimmer paper or Whisper White. Here’s why I say OR… Originally I wanted the sunflower to be all white with just the center colored, but I didn’t like it once I die cut the sunflower. So, we adapt!!! But on with the directions … The sunflower is die cut, still on the cutting plate, now what… Remove the top cutting plate keeping all the die cut pieces in place. Put a layer of Press n Seal over the sunflower and press firmly so all pieces stick to it.. This will help keep everything right where it needs to be. Here’s the point – you want to raise the die cut pieces of the sunflower by putting dimensionals on as many of those little sunflower petals as possible, and not lose the petals from their designated place. Pull on the Press n Seal lifting all the die cut pieces off the cutting platform. Pretty cool, right? You are now ready to put dimensionals on those petals. Add mini dimensionals to as many of the flower petals as you so desire, cutting some dimensionals to fit the petal. Some are soooo tiny. And I did not put dimensionals on all of the petals  – as you see empty spaces in the photo – as though some of the petals have fallen off the sunflower. :o) Carefully remove the backing on the dimensionals.
  • Place a 3 1/8 square of Seaside Spray over the sunflower so the sunflower petals adhere to it. What should still be on your Press n Seal is the outline die cut of the sunflower. Isn’t it gorgeous?
  • Now is when I colored the petals with Dark and Light Mango Melody Blends 
  • Remove the outline die cut from the Press n Seal and color the center: Bronze for the very center, then Light and Dark Soft Suede Blends. Put a dimensional on the small center piece and set aside.
  • Remove the Sissix adhesive backing from the remaining outline die cut Place it onto the Seaside Spray, lining it up over the appropriate petals. Press it down so it adheres to the Seaside Spray. Gorgeous and stunning! You have done the hard part – whew…
  • Adhere the Seaside Spray to Misty Moonlight 3 3/8 square with liquid glue. Add these fun Antiqued Corners with glue dots, Put dimensionals on the back and set aside.
  • Run a  4 1/8 x 5 3/8 panel of So Saffron through the Tasteful Textured 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the Misty Moonlight decorated panel to the embossed So Saffron.
  • Stamp your sentiment with Misty Moonlight ink spot (that’s all we have right now until we can order the ink pad on June 3! It came from the May PP) The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.
  • Wrap a length of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon around, adhering with a glue dot , then attach the buckle and adhere that in place with a glue dot as well.
  • Add three Gilded Gems around the sunflower and the card front is done!

The inside and envelope is easy peasy:

Celebrate Sunflowers
#2
  • Stamp the sentiment with the ink spot Misty Moonlight, then stamp the sunflowers in Mango Melody. I took the Light Mango melody Blends and created an abbreviated outline, just cuz. It makes it look similar to the sunflower on the front.
  • Adhere this panel to the inside of your card with liquid glue. Card is complete!!!
  • Stamp the envelope flap and front with the same sunflower and mango Melody. Done, done done.

Don’t you love this? Here’s another picture.

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
#3

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

Hi Everyone.. EEK – SO EXCITED!! I had placed a rather large order a bit ago and it took longer than usual to get here (I didn’t expedite – grrr). Anyway – it arrived yesterday and I’m thrilled – got some really fun items to play with 😁 and the first one I chose is… Celebrate Sunflowers. So, so pretty. Here ’tis…

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
Flowers for Every Season DSP
#1

I fell in love with this sunflower… and also the Flowers For Every Season DSP. The dies are … to die for!  :o) And no, I didn’t use them all – next card maybe…

Items used for this card…

  • Flowers For Every Season DSP
  • Celebrate Sunflowers
  • Sunflowers Dies
  • Ivory and Bronze Blends
  • Just Jade cs
  • Whisper White cs
  • Misty Moonlight cs for the card base
  • Shaded Spruce ink and sponge dauber
  • White embossing powder

And here’s the deets…

  • Misty Moonlight cs 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Flowers For Every Season DSP 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, adhered to Whisper White cs 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 with liquid glue. Adhere to card center with liquid glue – about 1 1/4 from top and bottom.
  • Stamp sunflower in Versamark  ink on Whisper White scrap. Emboss with White Embossing powder.
  • Because of the flower on the DSP, I wanted to match it so pulled out several blends colors, played a bit and settled on… ta da – the Ivory and Bronze Blends! Quite frankly, I had never used them like this and they match! Of course the Bronze Blend is the darker and I would do little bits of a sunflower petal with that and then use the Ivory Blends to blend it. After doing all the outer petals, I applied the Bronze Blend to the outer ring, then the Ivory Blend next and the Bronze Blend again for the center. I covered all that with Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the picture well, but it is stunning!
  • There are two leaf dies in the Sunflower Dies set, one with the outline and the other more intricate that shows every vein – eek gorgeous! I cut two of the intricate large leaf dies out of Just Jade cs and colored with Wink of Stella.
  • I stamped the leaf stamp with Shaded Spruce – goes well, doesn’t it? Then cut it out with the outline leaf die – and yep! covered it in Wink 0f Stella :o)
  • I cut two more sprays out of the Just Jade cs, sponge daubered a bit with Shaded Spruce to darken in places and then yep – colored with Wink of Stella!
  • I laid all the pieces on to determine placement for the sentiment – that’s from the wonderful Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. It was stamped in Versamark then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
  • Place dimensionals on your sunflower and adhere to your card front. The rest of the die cuts were adhered with liquid glue.
  • I curled the leaves and curled the sunflower a bit as well but I had put my dimensionals out too far on the sunflower, which made them not curl as much as I wanted. Learning curve! Card front is done…

On the inside…

Celebrate Sunflowers
Sunflowers Dies
#2
  • In the stamp set is this adorable smaller sunflower with leaves. It was stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with white embossing powder and colored just as the large sunflower – with Ivory and Bronze Blends.
  • The leaves were colored with both dark and light Shaded Spruce Blends and everything covered with Wink of Stella.
  • This was die cut with the Sunflower Dies and adhered to a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4, then adhered to the inside – all using liquid glue.

The envelope..

  • I covered the flap with the Flowers For Every Season DSP using liquid glue, and trimmed to fit.
  • The envelope front got leaves stamped all over with Shaded Spruce from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.
    Celebrate Sunflowers
    Sunflowers Dies
    Flowers For Every Season DSP
    #3

    Gorgeous paper!  Stunning  sunflower – what a match! Love this set and it’s a ‘gotta have’. 😁😁

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Stampin’ Up Birds and Branches

Hi Everyone – it’s Wednesday… do you need to know that? During this time of isolation it seems necessary to KNOW what day it is… they seem to run together otherwise. Hubby and daughter have been working on our little 16′ Bullseye sailboat, painting the bottom, sanding and sealing the teak. Last week we took it to the marina so they could step the mast and put it in the water for us to sail to our slip for the summer. And guess what – today is the day we are doing just that! We have had such nasty winds that even though the boat was ready, the winds were too strong. Remember this is just a 16 footer, but it’s perfect for us. It’s a bit on the cold side this morning (40 degrees when we got up at 5 am), so we will have to bundle. It’s always colder on the water than we expect!

Todays card … Birds and Branches stamp set again (I really like this set) and I paired it with the new Forever Gold Specialty DSP. and the new Forever Greenery DSP. What I chose from the Forever Gold SDSP fits perfectly on the SU! Notecards – and that’s what I’ve done. Take a look see…

Birds and Branches, SU! Notecards #1

What is it you notice? Oh… that the Forever Gold SDSP isn’t gold after all? Well, it is – on the other side! I wanted something soft so simply turned it over :O) After studying this panel for a bit, I decided I wanted to remove the center of the Soft Sea Foam, so cut that with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. The SDSP was adhered to Soft Sea Foam card stock 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 with liquid glue, put on dimensionals and set aside.

Next I took out the Birds and Branches stamp set and one of the Notecards and Envelopes,. Centering everything,I  stamped the more solid bird stamp in Sahara Sand stamped off once. Then I stamped the bird outline in So Saffron full strength. The branch was stamped in Early Espresso and finally the feet in Black Memento ink.

Since I had the stamps right there, I decided to do the envelop as well. I took the leaf cluster and stamped it first and in Pear Pizzazz, then the smaller branch in Early Espresso. I adhered a panel of the Forever Greenery DSP to the envelop flap with liquid glue, trimmed it and it was complete.

Then I went back to the notecard itself. With the front panel already having dimensionals, I adhered that to the notecard, then added some Pearl Basic Jewels and the card was done!

This card has no sentiment. I decided to make a set that was blank and ready for just the right words – sympathy or hello, or thinking of you or just a note to add later.

 

Birds and Branches, Forever Greenery DSP #2

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NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Shop with me and receive a free product of your choice up to a $10 value. New Catalogue goes LIVE June 3!  Need a catalog and you don’t have a demonstrator? Spend $35 in my online shop prior to Jun 1 and I’ll send a free copy. Remember those retired items and the Clearance Rack too! Perfect opportunity for picking up some fabulous items… just sayin’.

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Since the winds are mild this morning, we are headed out early to move that sweet little boat – our first sail of the season. Woohoo! It will feel so good to be out there on the water, with the wind in our faces and the freshness of the day. It’s a perfect time for communing with Mother Nature and the God that made us all.

Just for fun, I’m adding a picture of a puzzle hubby and I just completed late yesterday afternoon. It was very difficult – only 500 pieces – but the colors were so similar that it took a lot of doing to put it together. Fun, right?

Beetle puzzle

 

 

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.

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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.

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite

Today’s cards feature the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP and Ornate Layer Dies. You know this Ornate Garden Suite is available for a limited time, right? Not to scare you, what that means is it is an early release product premier showing of specialty items available for a short time, then it will be in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. This premier gives you the wonderful opportunity to play with the product early. Here are the cards…

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP / Ornate Layers Dies card #1

 

 

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP / Ornate Layers Dies card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #1 shows one of the papers and card #2 shows the other side of the same paper, both quite elegant.

Details: Card #1…

  • Whisper White Notecard & envelope
  • Ornate Garden SDSP 3 1/2″ x 5″ + scrap approx 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Vellum 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • So Saffron 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ + scrap 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Whisper White 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Stazon Saddle Brown
  • Gilded Gems
  • Ornate Thanks stamp set
  • Ornate Style stamp set
  • Stitched Rectangles Dies

How to…

  • Adhere the SDSP to the notecard using liquid glue
  • Adhere the vellum to the notecard using liquid glue but just in the centerTIP: Any type of glue shows through on vellum. In this case the die cut will cover the center of the vellum so it won’t matter.
  • With the So Saffron and the Ornate Layers Dies, cut your piece. Adhere with liquid glue directly to the vellum
  • With the Whisper White and the Stitched Rectangles Dies, cut your piece. Stamp your sentiment with Stazon Saddle Brown ink using sentiments from Ornate Thanks. Adhere one Gilded Gem. Adhere to the So Saffron die cut with dimensionals

The inside…

Inside card #1
  • Adhere the SDSP scrap to the So Saffron scrap.
  • Stamp your sentiment from Ornate Thanks stamp set in Stazon Saddle Brown ink

The envelope…

  • Using So Saffron ink, stamp the pretty floral design from Ornate Style stamp set, both on the front and on the envelope flap. DONE!

    Ornate Style stamp set card #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details – Card #2

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP / Ornate Layers Dies card #2
  • Whisper White Notecard and envelope
  • Melon Mambo 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (cut 2, one is for the the inside)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty DSP 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
  • Whisper White 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ for the inside
  • Black Memento ink
  • Shimmer Ribbon
  • Ornate Thanks stamp set
  • Ornate Style stamp set

How to…

  • Adhere the Melon Mambo directly to the Notecard with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the SDSP directly to the melon Mambo with liquid glue
  • Using the Ornate Layers Dies, cut your piece from Melon Mambo
  • Using the Stitched Layers Dies, cut your piece from Whisper White. Stamp your sentiment from Ornate Thanks stamp set in Memento Black ink. Adhere with liquid glue to the Melon Mambo die cut.
  • Adhere the combined Melon Mambo & Whisper White to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Using your Shimmer Ribbon 1/4″, tie a bow and adhere with a glue dot. Your front is done!

The inside…

Ornate Thanks stamp set card #2
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set in Memento black ink
  • Stamp the sweet flower from the Ornate Style stamp set in Memento black ink. Color with Stampin’ Blends Lovely Lipstick and Light Old Olive.  Adhere to the Merlon Mambo.
  • Adhere the combined Melon Mambo and the
    Whisper White to the card inside. Your card is done!

 

The envelope… OOPS, I didn’t take a picture of it…

  • Stamp the same flower from the Ornate Style stamp set in Memento Black ink in the lower front corner. I did not color it.
  • With that same flower and same ink, stamp all over the envelope flap.

What a fun set of cards – same layout, same SDSP but reversed, same die cuts, yet each is unique and wonderful. These are going out to a couple of friends today in hopes of brightening their days of disciplined isolation… May you all remain safe and well during these quarantined times. Special hugs….

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Ornate Garden Specialty DSP / Ornate Layers Dies card #1
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP / Ornate Layers Dies card #2

Stampin’ Up! So Very Vellum Pocket Card

Today’s card is made with a FREE product during Sale=a=bration and that is Stampin’ Up! So Very Vellum. I haven’t made a pocket card before and it was surprisingly easy. I kept the inside very simple. Let’s take a look…

So Very Vellum & Happy Birthday To You plus Thoughtful Blooms

It’s interesting how the process happens when making a card. I started out with one idea and went totally another! I knew I wanted to make a pocket card and I knew I wanted to use vellum e as the pocket. And the So Very Vellum with its embossed pattern seemed perfect. Here’s how the vellum looked before putting it together.

So Very Vellum pocket card prep
  • So Very Vellum 8″ x 5 1/2″ Funny thing is, I started with a piece cut to 8 1/2″ but was using the paper trimmer to score it and scored too hard and tore the paper.😔 First lesson… So I moved to the scoring tool and was much more gentle and it worked perfectly.
  • Score on the long side 1/2″ and trim. See the photo for how to trim.
  • Score on the short side 1/2″ and again at 3 3/4″. Trim the 1/2″ side
  • Add tear n tape to the 1/2″ edges – see photo. Remove the short side of tape and close, then do the same with the bottom, as it goes on the outside. This becomes the BACK of the pocket!
  • Decorate as desired… Because I was thinking of doing something else, I began by stamping four partials of the Happy Birthday To You cake on Shimmer paper.
Happy Birthday To You
cake partials
Happy Birthday To You cake partials colored with Stampin’ Blends

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see that I colored each of the flowers on the cakes using different shades of yellows and greens. It was fun to see the contrasts side by side. Then I cut them all out using the Birthday Dies. By this time I had changed my direction for completing this particular card, but am ready with the extra pieces for another project – yay! If you are looking at the photo of the colored florals, I chose #3 to decorate the pocket.

  • I colored the flowers on #3 with Dark Daffodil Delight and Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends, the leaves with Dark Soft Sea Foam Blends. I used the Color Lifter in places to highlight areas.
  • Using the Birthday Dies again, I cut out leaves twice and the berries also twice. The leaves are cut from Garden Green and the berries from Shimmer paper.
  • These leaves and berries were adhered to the back of the floral diecut using glue dots, but you could swipe snail on the back and use that just as well. I then attached dimensionals over several areas of the back further holding these small pieces in place.
  • The floral section was adhered to a Whisper White circle diecut with the Layering Circles Dies.
  • The circle also got dimensionals and was adhered to the vellum pocket.

Now to the inside…

Thoughtful Blooms pocket card insert
  • Cut mint macaron 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cut Soft Sea Foam 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Stamp the Thoughtful Blooms leaf spray with Garden Green ink
  • Stamp the flower with Daffodil Delight and punch out with the Small Bloom Punch
  • Stamp additional small flowers using both Daffodil Delight and So Saffron for a nice contrast.
  • Adhere the punched flower to the center of the leaf spray using one dimensional

Envelope… we never ever forget to do something with the envelope. I must say, I got a bit carried away but I like the finished product.

  • Stamp the leaf spray with Garden Green; the flowers with Daffodil Delight and So Saffron, according to your choice.
So Very Vellum & Happy Birthday To You plus Thoughtful Blooms
  • I did the same on the envelope flap, stamping three bouquets.

Your card, pocket and envelope are now complete! Isn’t it sweet? I really like how it turned out even though I had something else in mind altogether… Another day 😏

Sale-a-bration is over March 31, but you will be able to continue ordering from the Mini Catalogue until June 1 – just no freebies involved.

April 1 Stampin’ Up! is offering a Premier Ornate Gardens SuiteCatalogue, but this Premier Suite gives you the opportunity to play! How fun is that?!

Ornate Garden Suite video – available for. purchase April 1!
Ornate Garden Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card!

 

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