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SU! Lovely You w/ Artistry Blooms DSP

Hello again! It’s raining here today and I have a meeting OUTSIDE tomorrow for 18 folks! Please pray it stops raining so I can get yard furniture dried and moved for physically distancing… This group hasn’t been together since March and we desperately need to see one another. We lost the president of our group recently (yes, to Covid-19) and we are anxious to share with one another that loss of a special woman. She was giving and caring, a gentle spirit, gracious, and laughter came easily to her. She will be greatly missed… I’ve gotten off track – pray for the rain to stop so we can gather together.

Today’s creation is… four creations – each the same and yet, well, not.

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #1
Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistry Blooms w/ Lovely You
card #3
Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #1 is the base card – no dimensionals, no extras, just papers adhered to the card base and a sentiment – a perfect beginner card.DSP is adhered to the Whisper White panel, a strip added to cover the seam and stamped. Perfect for a beginner! The card base is Bermuda Bay; the strip is Night of Navy; sentiment stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Card #2 is only slightly different… DSP is adhered to a Whisper White panel, an strip isn added to cover the seam, then stamped. Now two additions: 1-splatter the sentiment section using the Night of Navy Marker and the lid and tap the longer tip end to create the light splatters. 2- put this panel on dimensionals. This is a step up due to the Marker and the dimensionals, but still a good beginner project. The card base is Night of Navy and the strip is Coastal Cabana; sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #3 is another step up by adding ribbon (Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) and these wonderful Iridescent Pearls, dimensionals behind the main panel AND an additional layer of card stock. The card base is Coastal Cabana, the layering panel is Granny Apple Green; the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #4 is similar to #3 BUT – the layering panel is the one on dimensionals. This then is the DSP adhered to the Whisper White panel, ribbon added to cover the seam (Boho Indigo Product Medley – Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon) and Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Coastal Cabana). The card base is Granny Apple Green and the layering panel is Coastal Cabana; the sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana.

The DSP is… Artistry Blooms – 3 x 3 adhered to Whisper White panel 3 x 4 1/2; lkayering panels are 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.

The envelopes all have the Artistry Blooms DSP on the envelope flap 2 1/4 x 6, adhered with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. For the front I pulled another stamp set as it has this rather modern stamp in it, Tasteful Touches stamp set. I used a sponge dauber, one for each color of ink, and dabbed the color on the stamp, varying it each time I stamped it. I did not clean the stamp in between. Inks used were Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana.

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

 

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  • 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.

SU! Dog Builder Punch and Playful Pets DSP

Hi Everyone. It has been so stiflingly hot lately – the humidity is super high and it just makes it real uncomfortable to have to be outside. I feel so fortunate to have air conditioning – didn’t grow up with it and I remember those days… Let’s see, I told about our S-I-L shattering his elbow in a cycling accident. He’s home now, good spirits and positive attitude. So so thankful for so many things. There does not appear to be nerve damage; he can move all his fingers! Essentially they had to remove the elbow – now he has three metal plates instead… what they can do now is just amazing. So thankful – God was at work (and continues to be!) throughout this in so many ways.

Card for today… for a friend whose dog passed away recently. Pets are such an important part of our lives… and she had this fella 18 years, longer than most.

Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
#1

The card base is Gray Granite… layer Real Read then the Playful Pets DSP. This layer has dimensionals. The banners were punched with the Banners Pick a Punch. Those little paws and hearts in the DSP are just sweet, aren’t they? The dog is punched with the Dog Builder punch in Basic Black cs and he’s on dimensional too. I tied a piece of crochet yarn around that little doggies neck before attaching him to the card front.(I know, not a SU! item…) And that heart is part of the punch – and it’s in Real Red. Those little Black Rhinestone Jewels are a retired item (unfortunately!) The ‘Thinking of You’ sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.

Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
#2
Playful Pets DSP and Dog Builder Punch
#3

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

SU! Boho Indigo Product Medley Spanner Card

Hello… Happy Fourth!!! Woohoo… We are so used to being ‘out and about’ for  this holiday, attending a picnic or two – with the pandemic life is very different… Enjoy your day whatever you are doing. Go0d Bless America… Now, on to the card for today…

I was on Pinterest the other day and found this fun idea for a card and of course I HAD to try it myself… it’s called a spanner card. I rather like a good challenge, something new ~ here is what I created using the Boho Indigo Product Medley

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
#1

It was fairly easy but did take several steps to make. Let’s get started in the telling…

Begin with an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Misty Moonlight cs, scored at 4 1/4. Using your paper trimmer, cut the front panel on each side 1 1/4″  from the edge TO THE SCORE LINE.  Cut a piece of window sheet 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2 and adhere to the card front at the bottom. (I used Tear n Tape for the window sheet) This creates the ‘span’ to hold the two front panels together 😏. Cut 2 panels of Very Vanilla 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 and one.panel 1 1/4 x 3 1/8. Cut panels of Boho Indigo cs: 2 at 1 x 4 and 2 at 1 x 3. Adhere the Very Vanilla to the side front panels and one covering the window sheet. Then adhere the Boho Indigo panels over these. Do not adhere the the last 1x 3 Boho Indigo strip yet.

This product medley has these fabulous green leaves and I adhered three of these to the card front. The largest was attached with a glue dot, the palm leaf is on dimensionals and the smallest frond is adhered to the window sheet ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE CARD FRONT.  This creates wonderful dimension. Now cover the back side of the window sheet with that last 1 x 3 strip. Here’s what it looks like from the inside…

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
#2

The only thing left to do for the front is the sentiment banner. Cut a 3/4 x about 2 1/2 strip of Very Vanilla. Trim one end by using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Garden green from the Bloom and Grow stamp set. Add Gilded Gems from the Ornate Garden Suite of products. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.

For the inside… there are two sections really: one is the rest of the card front… cut a panel of the embossed Very Vanilla from the Boho Indigo Product Medley (gorgeous papers!) 3 x 4 1/8 and adhere to that cut front panel. The above picture shows that embossed piece clearly.

Now let’s complete the real inside of the card… cut a Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere with liquid glue. Cut two strips of the Boho Indigo cs 1 x 3 3/4 and adhere with liquid glue. I added no sentiment as this will be a handwritten card, a friendly uplift to a dear person.

Boho Indigo Product Medley
Spanner card
#3

Your card is now complete. Let’s do the envelope… Cut a panel of the Boho Indigo cs 2 1/4 x 6 and adhere to the flap. Trim to fit. Remember those punch-out leaves from this product medley? I took the punched piece and ‘taped’ around it with post-it notes leaving just the leaf I wanted open, and sponged it with a sponge dauber and Garden Green. Then I took my Light Soft Suede Blends marker and made the lines on the palm leaf. I stamped the hello sentiment from the …. Bloom and Grow stamp set and my envelope was complete. TIP: slip a scrap piece of cs into your envelope when using a blends marker. This keeps it from bleeding through the envelope!

Wasn’t that fun? A new type of card for me and I like it – a spanner card…

BoHo Indigo Product Medley
Spanner Card
#4

NEW, NEW, NEW… The Aug – Dec Mini Catalog is available for Demonstrators and we were able to place a preorder to play with products.  I am soooo excited – my box is set to be delivered today – eek! Depending on when my box arrives, perhaps I’ll pop on later today to share some new products with you.  If you want a catalog and you do not have a demonstrator, please connect with me. SU! is offering a fabulous deal right now… for every $50 order, you receive a $5 coupon in your email for use from Aug 4- the end of Aug. Deal? Yes! Shop with me and get extra bonus… a $10 SU item of your choice when you spend over $50. (One free item per customer per month please.) I’m also setting up STAR rewards that will earn points as well toward SU! product. I’m working out the fine points and hope to have that info out later today as well. All kinds of great happenings going on! Sending hugs your way for now ~ hope to ‘see’ you later!

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

SU! Prized Peony and Peony Dies

Hi Everyone – hot this morning already and it’s not even 6 AM – ugh… One big advantage we have is shade in our back yard and often we have a breeze. We like being outside, and I may have said this before, but the sun does not do me any favors. My skin is fair and oh my, I burn in a heartbeat. No tanning for me! I just burn… Why am I telling you all this I wonder – hmmm.

Today’s card uses that awesomely handsome die cut peony that was an extra in yesterday’s post and I hope you like it.

Peony Dies
Forever Gold Laser- Cut Specialty DSP
#1

Gosh, I’m sorry for the darkness of this photo… but you CAN see the peony. Please go back to review how I put it together in yesterday’s post. What I did differently is I gave it much more dimension by adding dimensionals between the layers. What a difference – love, love the finished product! Here’s a top view. The dimensionals are adhered only on one side, not both. I didn’t want the peony stuck, just ballooned a bit. Make sense? I also covered the peony in Wink of Stella 😏

Peony Dies
#2

And what do you think of the background? Isn’t that Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP GORGEOUS! And you are so right, it isn’t gold… I flipped it to the other side, which is white.

Items needed to complete this project…

  • Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP
  • Peony Dies
  • Prized Peony stamp set
  • Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch
  • Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack – Whisper Whiter 1/2″ Faux Linen
  • Beauty Abounds stamp set – sentiments
  • Rococo Rose ink and cs
  • Pear Pizzazz cs – body of leaves, 3
  • Granny Apple Green cs – leaf shading, 3
  • Misty Moonlight cs – 2 panels
  • Thick Whisper White cs and regular Whisper White
  • Memento Black ink – butterfly

Here’s the how to..

Die cut the peony in Rococo Rose. Highlight in Whisper White Craft ink, then shade in various areas with Rococo Rose. Put the peony together and adhere with liquid glue at the bottom of each petal. Add dimensionals as shown to give the peony depth. Die cut a stamen from So Saffron and insert using liquid glue to adhere. Die cut the leaves as mentioned in the “items needed”. Use liquid glue, just a dot or two, to adhere the shading to the body of the leaf. Set these aside to prepare the card itself.

The card base is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2. Adhere a panel of Misty Moonlight 4 x 5 1/4 to the card front and a panel 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 to the card inside. Adhere the laser cut panel with a bit of Stampin Seal just where the peony will be. Adhere the peony with liquid glue, then place the leaves before the glue dries, again using liquid glue. Curl the leaves just a bit to also give them dimension. Adhere a bow tied from the Whisper White !/2″ Faux Linen with a glue dot. This comes from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack.

Cut a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment from Beauty Abounds stamp set in Rococo ink, trim the end with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add three Elegant Faceted Gems to the label. Put dimesnionals on the label and add to the front of the card and trim the right end even with the card front. Neat!

The inside…

Prized Peony stamp set
Beauty Abounds stamp set
#3

Stamp the sentiment first – this is done in Rococo Rose using the Beauty Abounds stamp set. Then stamp the peony in various places using the Prized Peony stamp set. Adhere to the Misty Moonlight panel and viola! Your card is complete…

The envelope..

Adhere a panel of the 2019-2021 In Color DSP to the envelope flap. Stamp the bubbles from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Rococo ink. Stamp the butterfly from the same set in Memento Black ink. Done done done…

Peony Dies
Beautfy Abounds stamp set
Prized Peony stamp set
#4

This final picture looks as though the Misty Moonlight is some other color – it isn’t!!! Each time I make one of these peonies I fall in love with this set again. Sigh… so many beautiful sets in this catalog…

Today the PDF of the Aug~ Dec Mini Catalog goes live for demonstrators!!! (This used to be  called the Holiday catalog) I cannot wait to see what they are showing… interested in seeing those items yourself? Become a Demonstrator… and a hobby demo is perfectly fine too. To remain a demo means a set purchase limit for each quarter and that is so EASY to do. Give me a holler if you want to learn more.  And just for an extra incentive… when joining now, Stampin’ Up! is offering a FREE BUNDLE! Here’s a flyer to encourage you.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

SU! Sunflower Dies and Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP

Hi Folks! How’s it going? It’s amazing how time slips by, Sat. already! Stores are beginning to open their doors here on the East coast and in a way, that’s a good thing. I worry about all those folks who have lost jobs and struggle just to put food on the table for their families. Ugh… I also worry about a resurgence of this nasty virus and we still know so little about it – not that scientists aren’t working to understand, they are. It’s a complicated disease.Sorry ~ I got off on a tangent… My card is a bright card: cheerful and colorful and just says “happy” looking at it. Let’s take a look…

Sunflower Dies
Flowers For Every Season DSP
#1

What do you think ~ does this put a smile on your face or what? And it was fun to do as well.

Supplies for this card…

  • Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP
  • Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set
  • Sunflower Dies
  • Thick Whisper White and regular Whisper White cs
  • Poppy Parade cs
  • Bumblebee cs and ink
  • Just Jade ink
  • Mango Melody Blends
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
  • Adhesive Sheet

The how to…

With liquid glue, adhere a 2 x 5 1/2 strip of the Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP to a 2 1/4 x 5 1/2  Poppy Parade, and attach this to a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4. With the Sunflower Dies, die cut one sunflower, then just a half sunflower as well. Notice the petals are loose on the front. This creates wonderful layering and makes the flower more ‘real’. Adhere the half sunflower against the Poppy Parade strip, using liquid glue just in the center of the flower. Now adhere the full sunflower right over this, but just a bit to the left and not matching any of the petal shapes. Make sure the center portion of the flower is attached as well. Now die cut just the center of the flower out of Bumblebee cs and color it with the Mango Melody duo pack Blends. Adhere this over the center of the large flower. Now this flower looks very much like the flowers on the DSP. And to me… it looks more like a daisy than a sunflower! 😉 Stamp the sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers in Just Jade; add three of the Clear Epoxy Droplets; put dimensionals on this completed panel and adhere to Thick Whisper White cs 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. Your card front is ready!

Now for the inside…

Sunflower Dies
#2

This  Whisper White panel is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Die cut another sunflower from Whisper White using the Sunflower Dies, but this time, HAVE AN ADHESIVE SHEET ATTACHED TO IT. That’s right… then just peel that adhesive sheet right off the back, cut the flower to fit the corners and attach. Bingo – so EASY! No glueing all those petals and getting glue all over yourself. Ask me how I know that! Adhere this panel to the inside of your card with liquid glue and the card is complete.

The envelope…

I wanted this to be as striking and happy as the DSP.

Celebrate Sunflowers
Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP
#3

Stamp the small sunflower randomly over the front of the envelope using Bumblebee ink. Attach Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP to the flap and voila! Happy card…

If you don’t have a demonstrator and want a catalog, please let me know that. In the meantime, here is a PDF of the 2020-2021 Catalog for you to peruse. I am also attaching a flyer about the fabulous promotion SU! has going on right now for joining up, becoming a demonstrator. It’s hard to pass on this…. a free bundle! So, join my team and let’s have fun together 😍

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

 

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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May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern

Hi Everyone ~ it’s Sat and Memorial Day weekend. Do you have big plans? It’s raining here this weekend so outdoor activities are pretty much canceled – ugh… Mon. the actual day to memorialize those who have sacrificed their lives for all of us, may be a clear day. We’ll see. At any rate, the traditional picnic is called off due to the pandemic. I’m all for being safe and staying well, so I’m ok with that, but I do miss some of the tradition in which we have participated. Thank you to all those who have served our country, sacrificed time with family and sometimes lost their lives to protect our rights. Blessings on ever one… so grateful.

Today’s card began with the flower made a couple of days ago that I never used. Here it is…

Tasteful Touches
#1

Aren’t these gorgeous? I’m using the flower on the right today… and here’s the card…

Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern stamp sets
Forever Fern Dies

I REALLY like how this card turned out. Here are the items used to make this card:

  • Thick Whisper White cs for the base
  • Soft Suede cs and ink
  • In Good Taste DSP
  • Forever Greenery DSP
  • Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Pear Pizzazz cs and ink
  • Tasteful Touches flower
  • Organdy Striped Ribbon 5/8″
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • In Good Taste Wooden Elements

And here’s to pull it all together…

  • Stamp the flower from Tasteful Touches stamp set in Soft Suede; color with Petal Pink and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and Fussy cut
  • Cut Soft Suede cs 2 1/8 x 5 3/8, trim diagonally so right side is 1 1/8″
  • Cut In Good Taste DSP 2 x 5 1/4, trim diagonally so right side is 1″. Adhere with liquid glue to the Soft Suede.
  • Adhere both of these to Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Stamp the tall thin fern from the Forever Fern stamp set onto Pear Pizzazz cs using Pear Pizzazz ink. Cut out with the Forever Flourishing Dies and your die cutting machine
  • Find the coordinating DSP in the Forever Greenery DSP that matches the leaf die used and cut out with your die cut machine
  • Pull out coordinating elements from the In Good Taste Wooden Elements.

Further directions

  • Begin by gluing the Pear Pizzazz fern in place with liquid glue
  • Adhere the fernie type wooden element with glue dots
  • Adhere the wooden leaf element similarly
  • Adhere the leaf die cut from the Forever Greenery DSP using dimensionals
  • Make a few loops (I did three) with the braided gold trim in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and adhere with a glue dot or two
  • Add the flower with dimensionals
  • Add the bow made using the Organdy Striped Ribbon 5/8″ with glue dots
  • Stamp your sentiment in Soft Suede ink using the Forever Fern stamps
  • Embellish using the wonderful Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. They tie the pink in the DSP, the Petal Pink in the flower and the Soft Suede together so wonderfully

Here’s the card again – what do you think?

Tasteful Touches and Forever Fern stamp sets
Forever Fern Dies

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card

And …. Happy Memorial Day! Stay safe and be well

Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches

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

Tasteful Touches
#1

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

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

The inside…

Tasteful Touches
#3

And another view…

Tasteful Touches
#4

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

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

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card. 😘

 

Stampin’ Up! Forever Greenery Suite

Today’s card is very special to me… and made with many of the items in the Forever Greenery Suite shown on pg 108 in the New 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. And why is it special? Quite frankly, I was a bit intimidated by all the products and beauty of the papers and stamps, but I will tell you up front, I’m in love with everything about this suite!

Here’s my card…

Forever Greenery Suite

These Gold Hoops Embellishments are really fun to use – didn’t expect them to be, but they are flat top and bottom and that makes it so easy to adhere to card stock or adhere die cuts to them. I chose three leaf trims from the Forever Gold Laser-cut SDSP to adhere to the hoop, turning one of them over to show the white on the other side. Next I layered a Pear Pizzazz die cut then the top is Garden Green die cut – both from the Forever Flourishing Dies. These were all adhered to the hoop using glue dots wherever necessary to make all the items solid and not floppy. I had already used the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut a circle from Whisper White. I placed the hoop on the circle not adhering it yet, noting where to place the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green. The fonts in this stamp set are so clear and yet flourishing and gorgeous. I wanted to use the braided gold in the trim pack so wiggled it around to where I liked it and adhered with a couple of glue dots. I then adhered the hoop to the circle, adhering it with more glue dots. Gilded gems were added for a bit more sparkle.

In the pack of Forever Gold Laser-cut SDSP are several rectangular pieces that can be used for card fronts. Here are two cards I had created using these fronts… and flipped them over to use the white side.

Forever Gold SDSP, Notecards & envelopes
Birds and Branches, SU! Notecards #1

When taking these rectangles apart to use, there were lengths of the gold holding them together. I used one of those lengths to adhere to the Forever Greenery DSP with liquid glue. The circle then got dimensionals and adhered to the Forever Greenery DSP. This was adhered to Pear Pizzazz, then to Garden Green. This was given dimensionals and adhered to the Thick Whisper White.

The inside is stamped with Garden Green ink. Don’t you love this leaf? This look is not solid, it’s just soft and wonderful, with a look of 3 dimension. The leaf jumps off the page.

Forever Fern stamp set

Forever Greenery Suite

 

Remember to do something special to the envelope. You can clearly see I stamped this same leaf to the envelop front, then covered the flap using the same leaf and more Garden Green ink.

Items from the suite…

  • Forever Fern stamp set
  • Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Gold Hoops Embellishments
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP
  • Forever Greenery DSP

What I have used to make this card…

  • Forever Greenery DSP 3 3/4 x 5
  • Pear Pizzazz cs 4 x 5 1/4 + scrap for die cut
  • Garden Green cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 + scrap for die cut
  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 for inside, + scrap about 4″ square for sentiment on front
  • Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Gilded Gems
  • Garden Green ink
  • lots of glue dots and dimensionals

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May you have a beautiful day.

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