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Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite

Today’s post is meant to tease you about the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite available today, April 1. This is no joke!!! It’s available for the month and then will be available for purchase again when the new Annual Catalogue 2020-21 goes live (Jun 2). In other words – special deal.

Here are a couple of cards I posted recently using this suite of products and a couple of “teaser” pictures of cards to come.

Ornate Garden Suite #1
Ornate Garden Suite #2, inside
Ornate Garden Suite #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ornate Garden Suite teaser #2
Ornate Garden Suite teaser #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ornate Garden Suite #3

Ornate Garden Suite

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Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed 6 x 6 DSP w/Painted Labels Dies

Today’s cards feature the Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed 6×6 Designer Series Paper and the Painted Labels Dies. The focus points right to this fun DSP. This would be an easy card to mass produce, which really isn’t my thing, but it could be done. Let’s take a look…

Best Dressed card #1

 

Best Dressed Card #T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are so fresh and bright! I’ve put no sentiment that designates whether this is birthday or get well or hello to a special someone. That can be added right before sending. But this card as is… well it’s just plain cute! Here are the deets:

For the card front…

  • Thick Whisper White for the card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Old Olive 4″ x 5 1/4″ (cut 2, one for the inside)
  • Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series paper 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ + coordinating sing the scrap about 3 1/4″ square
  • Whisper White for the diecuts about 3 1/4″ square
Best Dressed card #1 A

How to put it together…

  • adhere the DSP to the Old Olive using liquid glue or snail
  • Put on dimensionals and adhere to the card base.
  • Using the coordinating scrap, cut a circle using the largest circle die from the Circle Dies
  • Using the Whisper White 3 1/4″ scrap, cut the wonderful open circle from the Painted Labels Dies.
  • Stamp your sentiment using Old Olive ink. This sentiment comes from the Under My Umbrella stamp set.
  • Adhere this stamped piece to the circle using liquid glue or snail. Put on dimensionals and adhere to the front, noting placement for each card.

Notes…

  • Card #1: Stamp three flowers from the … blooms stamp set and punch out using the Small Bloom Punch. Embellish with Noble Peacock Rhinestones. Put two of these of dimensionals and place accordingly. The other gets adhered using liquid glue and tucked under one of the flowers.
  • This card also got a fun ribbon… Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon. Adhere with a glue dot.
  • Card #2: A couple of differences on this card. First..I used a scrap of Whisper White 5/8″ Ribbon scrap to put behind the circles, adhering it with a bit of snail directly onto the ribbon.
  • Second…since the Painted Labels diecut was used on the DSP, use another Whisper White scrap to cut a circle that will be large enough for your sentiment but small enough to show off a bit of the DSP. Adhere that circle (after stamping of course) with liquid glue to the DSP cut. Embellish with Glitter Enamel Dots to coordinate with the card front. Adhere with dimensionals over the ribbon.

The insides:

Best Dressed card 1 inside
  • Best Dressed card #2 inside
  • Adhere the additional piece of Old Olive to the inside.
  • Adhere a 1/2″ strip to the lower potion of the card (about 1/4″ from the bottom.
  • For card #1 I added an additional flower cut by using the Small Bloom Punch. It also got a Noble Peacock Rhinestone. Do you notice the variegation in the color of paper? I used my Old Olive light and dark Blends to color a section of Whisper White card Stock and simply punched out the flower. :O)

Remember to do your envelopes! Note that Card #1 flap has an additional 1/4″ piece of Old Olive in addition to the DSP. Card #2 is just the DSP.

Below are two more cards I created in the same way, just using different papers in the stack and coordinating the card stock to match.

  • Card #3 uses Mint Macaron card stock, Mint Macaron  1/4″ Ribbon and the Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Card #4 uses Purple Posy card stock, Polka Dot Tulle 5/8″ Ribbon and Glitter enamel Dots. TIP: The Polka Dot Tulle ties beautifully but for me, is difficult to make a bow. How did I fix that? I tied it as a bow then trimmed the the bow part so it looks like just two ribbon pieces together. 
Best Dressed card #3
Best Dressed card # 3 inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Dressed card #4
Best Dressed card #4 inside

These were such fun cards to do – and I like how they all turned out so differently.

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Stampin’ Ip! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Ornate Borders Dies

Todays Card is a fun use of the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP and the Ornate Borders Dies. It’s a panel card, at least that’s what I’m calling it, meaning it doesn’t open 🙂 It simply has a panel that fits inside the folded DSP. Let’s take a look….

This Ornate Garden Specialty DSP is so sweet and I wanted to emphasize this particular pattern for as much of the card as possible. This is what I did…

  • Mint Macaron card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″; also cut 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for the inside panel
  • Ornate Garden SDSP cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″; another with same dimension but score this at 4″
  • Adhere the 4 “x 5 1/4” SDSP to the card base using liquid glue
  • Cut a panel 1/2″ x 4″ from Gold foil. Using a die from the Ornate Borders Dies, run it through your embossing/ diecut machine. Adhere this diecut to the fold-over piece of SDSP. Cut about a 20″ length of Mint Macaron 1/4″ ribbon, run over it with your snail adhesive and adhere evenly around the back and front, covering slightly where the Gold Foil diecut was attached.Tie a bow. TIP: use your grid paper to make certain the ribbon is attached evenly. 
  • Using tear ‘n tape, adhere to the sides and bottom of this panel and attach to the card base.
  • Cut three flowers from Gold Foil scrap using the Ornate Border Dies. Adhere Glitter Enamel Dots to the center of each flower. Put on dimensionals and attach accordingly.

Now for the inside…

  • Whisper White cut to 2 is 7/8″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp your sentiment (I used the Peaceful Moments stamp set) with Stazon Jet Black ink. I like how clear this ink stamps! I also added a sweet flower from the Special Someone stamp set. This was colored using Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight markers. TIP: When using Stazon Jet Black ink, DO NOT USE BLENDS TO COLOR! It simply smears the ink instead of adding color.
  • Using the Ornate Borders Dies once more, cut the same border die from Blushing Bride cs (approx. 1/2″ x 4″). Adhere to the Whisper White panel using liquid glue.
  • Adhere this Whisper White panel to the 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Mint Macaron piece. Cute, cute!

The envelope…

  • Cut a piece of matching SDSP from the Ornate Garden SDSP pack 2 1/4″ x 6″. Adhere with liquid glue and trim.
  • Stamp the adorable flower used on the card panel insert on the envelope front (I did it five times!) Color using Flirty Flamingo marker for the petals and Daffodil Delight marker for the flower center.

Isn’t this card sweet?!

Thanks so much for stopping by.. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies DSP and More

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the details…

Card #1 – the red poppies

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

The inside is super easy…

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

The envelope get’s special treatment too…

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

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

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

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

Here’s where the difference is…

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

For the inside…

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

For the envelope…

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

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

Thanks for stopping by… May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Flowering Foils Card and Gift Bag

My card today uses the stunning Stampin’ Up! Flowering Foils papers that can be earned with a $50 order. It also uses Daisy Lane Stamp set, Around the Corner stamp set, Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, the Medium Daisy punch and the Bouquet Bunch dies.Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? But the card was super fun and easy to create. Here it is…

Isn’t this fun? I really, really like it. This Flowering Foils paper has some body to it, was easy to work with and is stunning in person. Pictures really does not do it justice. My intension was to make a masculine card but once I got started, well, you see what happened. It isn’t masculine at all!

Here are the details:

  • Smokey Slate card stock cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Blueberry Bushel cut to 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Flowering Foils cut to 4 1/2″ x 3″

So how did I get this wonderful ombre effect? By using a brush roller! Using the roller, roll over the ink pad GOING IN ONE DIRECTION ONLY, NOT BACK AND FORTH. This allows the ink to cover the entire roller, not just sections of it. Put roller to paper starting at the top of the foils paper and moving downward. I did not go to the end of the piece as I wanted a gradient color. Continue this process until it’s to the depth of shade desired. Allow to dry a few minutes then buff lightly with a soft cloth to remove ink from the foil design. This is a bit of a messy process as it gets ink on your hands during the handling and holding of the paper. Just make certain the ink on your hands is dry before handling other papers!

  • Adhere the Flowering Foils piece to the Blueberry Bushel using liquid glue. Wrap braided linen thread around these two pieces and tie in a knot
  • Using the Daisy Lane stamp set stamp three daisies on Whisper White card stock and punch out with the Medium Daisy punch. Curl the petals by running a bone folder over the petals and lifting them. Adhere daisies together with glue dots. Adhere over the ribbon with a dimensional. Adhere a Gold Faceted Gem in the daisy center.
  • Stamp the “for you” using Blueberry Bushel ink and the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto a Whisper White scrap. Cut out using the Bouquet Bunch dies. Put a dimensional on the back, slip a length of linen thread through the hole and tie in a knot to the braided linen ribbon.
  • Adhere all this with dimenionals to the Smokey Slate cs and the card front is complete!

This card is for a friend who will be running a convention in a couple of months, and that’s why the sentiment on the inside. Here it is…

  • Blueberry Bushel 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White 4 1/2″ x 3″
  • Stamp the sentiment with Blueberry Bushel ink
  • Add a Noble Rhinestone jewel and the card is complete.

The envelope…

  • The envelope got the same treatment on the flap, using a piece of the Flowering Foils cut 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhering with liquid glue and trimming to size.
  • On the envelope front I stamped the sentiment from Around the Corner stamp set in Blueberry Bushel. Since this card will be hand delivered, I adhered five jewels from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack

I love this card – did I say that already? Hope you do as well. Now – on with the matching gift bag..

 

  • Cut a piece of Flowering Foils paper 6″ x 12″. Create the ombre effect as described above.
  • Score on the long side 1 1/2″, 5 3/4″, 7 1/4″ and 11 1/2″.
  • With the ombre on the right, score on the short side 1 1/2″
  • Burnish all score lines.
  • Remove the small 1/2″ section below the 1 1/2″ score line. Adhere Tear n’ Tape to the long 1/2″ section
  • Cut up to the 1 1/2″ score line
  • Fold over the bag to the Tear n’ Tape; fold up the bottom and adhere with Tear n’ Tape
  • Pinch top; Wrap a length of Braided Linen Ribbon around the bag, tie in a bow
  • Stamp the ‘Smile’ sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Blueberry Bushel. Punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Add you own ‘scrolly’ around the edge. Using the Tailored Tag Punch , punch another from Blueberry Bushel cs and cut in half. Adhere the white punched piece to the two sections of Blueberry Bushel creating an even border. Adhere with dimensionals to the bag. DONE!
  • I want to give credit to Pootles for the wonderful video on YouTube that inspired this fun set. Thank you!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you liked this fun set. Remember this Flowering Foils paper is available during the rest of Sale-a-bration (Mar 31!) with a $50 order. In other words it;s a FREE ITEM!

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

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies

This card is made with the Stampin’ Up! Painted  Poppies stamp set AND the Peaceful Moments stamp set for the sentiment. This is so bright and cheery – it would definitely lift someone’s spirits! I’m feeling so much better today after being a bit punky with a cold all week. Even went to the gym and did the eliptical for 25 minutes! YAY!! But on with the card. Here it is…

Here are the details…

  • Thick Whisper White card base cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer Lovely Lipstick  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Cut Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″; stamp the single poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set in the middle of the card with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then stamp the string of Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento ink so they surround the larger poppy.
  • Using the second largest circle die, cut out the center. Using both light and dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ blends, color the poppies that were cut from the circle. Notice I left many of the tips of the flowers without color. I think it makes them look more real, plus it gives them depth.
  • Using the largest circle die, cut a circle in Poppy Parade. Adhere the Painted Poppies circle to the Poppy Parade circle using liquid glue. You could put this section on dimensionals and it would look awesome too. I simply chose not to.
  • Adhere this entire poppy design to the Lovely Lipstick paper using liquid glue.
  • Take a piece of Real Red ribbon about 7 1/4″ in length and wrap around both these pieces. One way to keep it in place is to use snail directly to the ribbon then lay it on the paper. Works like magic! And if you use the grid paper while placing that ribbon, it will be super straight – works every time. Take another length of ribbon, make a bow and attach in the center with a glue dot.
  • Put dimensionals on the back of the Lovely lipstick and adhere to the thick Whisper White card base.
  • Take a Whisper White scrap, stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and trim the ends as shown. Add dimensionals to the back of the strip and adhere to the card front. Voila!!!

I’ve used three shades of red on this card (Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade and Real Red) and they look great together – at least I think so. Stampin’ Up! does such a good job of coordinating their colors that it is easy to combine various shades of one color. After all – it’s what Mother Nature does 🙂

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like this Painted Poppies card. It was extra fun to create. Want to join me in creating cards? Please contact me at TLsBrightSpot@gmail.com. It’s always more fun to have a partner with whom to brainstorm, connect and create.

Remember that Sale-a-bration ends March 31 with all those free products. It will still be possible to order from the catalogue until Jun 1 but all those freebies ends Mar 31. Just sayin’.

When you order from me, please use the current HOST CODE: XYW2SYNV. With a purchase of $50, you receive a free item of your choice not to exceed $10. Just let me know what that item is so I can place the order and get it on it’s way to you. One item per customer per month please. Thank you!

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

 

 

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